Monday, April 29, 2013

Writing, Deadlines, Giveaways, etc.

Sadly, I still do not have a release date for I Remember.  My editor is overwhelmingly swamped with work and deadlines, so that book, while completely written, is in limbo for a release date.  I am still hoping maybe late Spring or early Summer, for a release.  I will keep everyone updated on how things are progressing.  We do have a back-up plan, just in case her work load gets worse.  But, I am willing to wait on her, only because I call her a friend and trust her judgement, because she is an accomplished writer and definitely knows her stuff (for a lack of a better word). 

As for Learning to Trust, it is now on an official deadline for completion.  I do not have much left to do, but between hubby's and son's schedule, sometimes writing time is hard to come by.  I do need to be completed within the next week to two weeks, with the writing.  Then I need to give myself a week or so to step away from the project before going back and doing my own round of edits.  I will be sending this story to an editor as of June 1st.  So, we could be looking at a potential release either late June or early July.  This one might release around the same time, if not before, the other. 

In terms of Giveaways...I am part of a multi-author, blogger, etc. giveaway, via Rafflecopter, on Facebook.  I'm putting up a $10 Amazon Card as part of the giveaway.  Others are listing copies of ebooks, Amazon cards, and other items.

As an incentive to those entering the giveaway, when my Facebook Author page reaches 200 likes, I will do a cover reveal for Learning to Trust. 

There is a lot going on right now and I am excited!

Have a wonderful week! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy....At least that's what I try to tell myself!

Sorry I haven't posted a blog in a while.  I truly have been busy.  I finished the final edits on the first book of the Remembrance Series, called I Remember.  It has been in my editors hands for many weeks now.  Her schedule is completely booked, so I am currently holding on when I can release that book, but also anxious to finally have a book out there!  This will be my first book ever, part of a Young Adult Paranormal Romance Series. 

The outline to the second part of I Remember, called Loving You, has been revamped and is currently on the back burner, while I finish up another project.  I am hoping to start on this book during the first week of May. 

The project I am currently working on is the opposite end of the romance spectrum.  I am not sure whether to classify the writing style as Adult Contemporary Romance or go one higher, due to some of the content.  (I am thinking it is an 18+ book.)  To get an idea of the main male character's personality and persona... imagine Christian Grey, Gideon Cross, James Cavendish, Brandon Fitzgerald, and Ethan Blackstone, kind of all rolled into one.  Garrett can be intense, caring, and loving, when he wants to be. 

Book one of the Learning Series is called Learning to Trust.  It deals with both the main female (Laurel) and male (Garrett) characters, having to deal with issues that have destroyed their ability to trust others and live life to the fullest.  They find an intense connection with one another that allows their hearts to take chances they normally wouldn't, giving the ability to "Learn to Trust."

I promised a copy of the cover for I Remember, so here it is: 

Again, I don't know when the book will be released.  I am hoping for a month, maybe two tops.  As soon as I have a potential date, I will definitely post it!

Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!