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June 29, 2015

Waking Up Re-writes

You spoke and I listened. Waking Up is going through re-writes. The story line will not change, but some of the beginning, the alternating POV's that seem to tell the same story will. I'm not sure when it will be ready, but I am working on it as well as finishing up a book I'm currently working on. Thank you for the constructive feedback. It had helped me to grow from that first book to where I am now.
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Published on June 29, 2015 12:59 Tags: adri, tucker, waking-up

July 3, 2014

August 11th-Mark the Date!!!

That's the day Eyes Wide Open is being released. You'll get to see how Tucker and Adri finish out their story. Waking Up was only the beginning. When tragedy forces them back into each other's lives how will they handle it. Will they walk away or will that spark they had ignite into a fire that burns out of control? Find out on August 11th.
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Published on July 03, 2014 16:30 Tags: august11th, eyeswideopen, proudtuckerslut, tuckerandadri

June 2, 2014

Eyes Wide Open is almost here

Yep--book two is getting much closer to being a reality! That means you'll know how Tucker and Adriana finish their story. When i set out to write them I never planned on them being two books. It could have been a rookie mistake or that I fell so in love with them myself and got too involved in their characters. I'm not really sure. But, I'm happy to say that Thurs, June 5th I'll be revealing the cover to Eyes Wide Open and the end of July/beginning of August I'll be releasing the conclusion to their story.
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Published on June 02, 2014 06:26

May 6, 2014

The Waking Up Trailer is here!!!

I'm so blessed to be friends with Abby from Abby & Lisa's Book Blog who brought my book to life for me. I'm in love with this trailer.

http://animoto.com/play/xHDMWa1Ia1jr8...

Please check it out and tell me what you think.
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Published on May 06, 2014 12:09 Tags: proudtuckerslut

April 28, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop: My Turn!!!

I've been invited to participate in a writing process blog hop... it's a weekly 'tag you're it' deal. I was told the idea was started by Maya Banks www.maya-rock.com ,but Maya herself says it can be traced much further back than her. I don't care who started it, I absolutely LOVE the idea. This is my week and I was tagged by the amazing Jade C. Jamison. If you've never read Jade, you are missing out. Please, Please, Please go look her up. www.jadecjamison.com
https://www.facebook.com/JadeCJamison

I was introduced to Jade at a takeover she did on Panty dropping Book Blog on Facebook. I won her book Bullet that night and I've been hooked ever since. Not only from the fun I had chatting back and forth with her at her takeover, but from the raw, edgy, sexy and realistic writing she portrays in her books. Outside of her books, Jade takes the time to interact with all of her fans. I've also had the pleasure to meet her and yes I totally fangirled over her! I truly consider her a friend. I love this woman!

Alright... now for the questions.

1. What am I working on?

Currently, I'm writing as fast as I can to finish book two in my Healing Hearts series. It's the conclusion to Waking Up which is Tucker & Adriana's story.

I do have several other notebooks started, but I can't write more than one book at a time so I just jot down ideas in those as they come to me.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I feel I write how people speak. I know that may sound weird, but I make it a point to not throw in big or fancy words. I want you to be able to simply read the story and continue without thinking, 'wait, what's that word mean again?'

I also try to make my writing as realistic as possible. I want what my characters go through to be as real life as possible so you feel like you can know them in every day life. I want you to connect to them.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I contribute this to my friend Amie. I had stopped writing for several years. I had written my whole life, poetry mostly, but then life got in the way and my writing fell by the wayside. Amie introduced me to Kelly Elliott, Molly McAdams, Heidi McLaughlin, Cassia Leo, Gail McHugh, I could go on and on, but these were the authors who's work ignited the spark in me to write again. their stories moved me so much that I knew I wanted to write romance. I wanted to move people too. I started writing like crazy and I haven't stopped. From that, Waking Up was created, which was my first attempt at ever writing a book.

4. How does your writing process work?

I probably have the most unorganized process out there. I simply write. That's it. I write whenever I can. I wish I could say I write every day and for hours at a time, but my life doesn't work that way. I wish I could write as often as my mind throws ideas at me. If that were the case, I'd have 100 books out already. I have taken to bringing a paper and pen with me everywhere. I sleep with a paper, pen and book light on my night stand so I can write down ideas when I wake up with them and not wake my hubby up. I even have a voice recorder that goes in the bathroom with me when I shower so I can talk out scenes. I don't want to lose all those great scenes I think up, that I know I'll forget later because my mind is constantly swirling.

I'm not big on outlines. I do jot down ideas I think should find there way into the book and add to them or scratch them off depending on how the book is flowing or how the characters are talking to me. Yes, I talk to my characters. Quite frequently... Sometimes, we get into very heated discussions!

Now, it's my turn to tag three authors. They will post their writing process and tag three more authors next Monday, May 5th


First up is Alisa Mullen. I have the pleasure of being in a few author groups with Alisa. Her sense of humor picks us up when we're down and need it to get us back on track to writing. She's willing to help any of us and always has advice to share.

Alisa's Bio:
I grew up in Maine and have lived in many cities across the US. I like to travel but I crave to travel to places in my mind. I combine life experience and my imagination on paper. I have been a writer since I was eight years old when my mother told me she couldn’t believe I wrote the way I did. Throughout my schooling, I wrote poems and stories. Writing took a back seat when I fell into the business world rat race and tried out several occupations. Nothing has every felt more satisfying than writing. So here I am! I published my first book “Unsettled” in February. “Unchosen” goes lives on May 12, 2014 and I am working on “Unrequited”, the last book in the Chosen Series. I am working on a new romantic suspense book series concurrently. In addition to those WIP, I am collaborating on a special project with several other Indie authors.

In my rare off time, I enjoy baseball with my family. My husband and our two children are major Rangers and Red Sox fans. We live between San Antonio and Austin, Texas and I like it here. It’s very quiet, a great place to write. I also own my own macramé necklace business, Devika Knots. I started it with my daughter five years ago and it has become a great business. So art is my life now. I feel blessed and honored to be among the Author Club.

You can follow Alisa at https://www.facebook.com/alimullenboo...

@alimullenbooks for Twitter

and she'll be posting her blog hop at http://bookjunkygirls.blogspot.com/p/...


Up next is C.L. King. Her and I met on my page and quickly became friends. She started as a fan, but our mutual love of books led to us talking all the time. I've had the pleasure of reading bits & pieces of her debut novel My Forever she's just written the last word to and I'm loving it. Watch out for her!

C.L.'s bio:
When C.L. King isn’t hard at work writing you can usually catch her reading, baking cookies, dancing to music, or just simply being crazy. She has a huge passion for baseball and the theatre. But her true nerd side comes out when she is doing math for fun. She has an old soul which is evident with her love of the 70s show Emergency. If you want to get on her good side bring her an Ocean Water from Sonic. Even though she tries to focus on one project at a time she always seems to be working on multiple projects at once, it’s a good thing that she is highly organized. Just don’t take her to a book store, you do that and you are likely able to spend hours browsing.

She loves to get to know people so connect with her and get the latest news by visiting her at:
www.facebook.com/crystallynnking
Follow her on twitter @CL_King12
http://crystallynnking12.wix.com/clking


Last, but certainly not least is S.H. Pratt. She and I haven't had the pleasure of getting to work with each other personally, but we have mutual fans. And, when my fans tell me another author is fantastic I listen. My fans haven't steered me wrong yet.

S.H.'s bio:
I am a native Montanan and the youngest of seven children. I moved to Washington in 1998 and have lived here since. I am the mom of three gifted children who challenge me and frustrate me in equal measure. We currently reside in Olympia, Washington.
I began writing in high school, completing my first novel on a Commodore 64, saved on I can’t tell you how many floppy disks. I actually have no idea where that novel is and if I did, I’d have no way to retrieve it… I stopped writing to pursue my education but quickly realized I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up… oddly, I still don’t know. So I decided to find a “real job”. Over the course of the next twenty years, I was everything from a barista, to a restaurant manager, to a purchasing agent and an administrative assistant to the owner of a fire truck construction company and everything in between.
After having my children and they began reading, I noticed that the content of many books that they were able to comprehend was entirely inappropriate for their age and thought at the time that someone should write books that younger children with extreme vocabularies could read without destroying their innocence. Yet, I didn’t get serious about writing until a couple of years ago. By the time I worked up the nerve to attempt self-publishing, I’d amassed a stack of rejection letters and seven complete manuscripts.
I have begun writing a fantasy novel that my children could read with appropriate content that I hope is advanced enough to challenge their minds. But I prefer to write contemporary romance with a heavy emphasis on psychology and the emotions of my characters. I feel that if my reader can feel what the character feels and can identify with it, I’ve done my job.

Stay connected with S.H. at https://www.facebook.com/pages/S-H-Pr... or

@shpratt701 for twitter

Please be sure to follow these three amazing women next Monday as they share their writing processes with you. I can't wait to see what awesome authors join us next week on their blog hops. Thank you ladies for being a part of mine!
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Published on April 28, 2014 06:38 Tags: alisa-mullen, blog-hop, c-l-king, jade-c-jamison, maya-banks, s-h-pratt, writing-process

March 31, 2014

Waking Up is live

Waking Up went live last Monday. Sorry it took me so long to get on here and post, but it's been a whirlwind of craziness. Takeovers, parties, e-mails and trying to find time to work on book two and spend time with my family.

Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J762ZWY

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wakin...


I hope you all love reading Tucker & Adri as much as I loved writing them. I look forward to hearing what you think of them!
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Published on March 31, 2014 09:46 Tags: published, tucker-adri, waking-up

March 16, 2014

8 days!!!

Only 8 more days till Waking Up goes live. I feel like I'm still racing around trying to get everything ready. I'm doing the final read through, making picture teasers for the blog tour and for blogs to post now (thank goodness for an awesome friend that's been helping me with those). I'm signing bookmarks and rack cards and trying to get those mailed out to blogs to have for giveaways as well as lining up blog takeovers. And family time... my kids go ballistic if mom doesn't have time for them. Luckily my husband is much more understanding so when they go to bed he lets me jump straight onto the computer and right back to work.

ARCs are heading out to blogs tomorrow. Yikes! I admit it, I'm a nervous wreck about it because it's the first round of people outside my inner circle getting a look at my baby. Waiting to see what people think of it has me chomping at the bit.

Despite my nerves, I can't wait to release Adriana and Tucker's story to all of you. I've worked really hard at this and love these characters. I hope you do too.
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Published on March 16, 2014 11:02

March 1, 2014

Waking Up has a cover!!!

Waking Up has a cover!!! Did you see it? I am absolutely in love with it! The very talented S.K. Hartley (yes the same one who writes those angst filled books we adore) designed it for me. I can't stop staring at it or talking about it. It's amazing to see your words come to life in a picture. Beautifully done!
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Published on March 01, 2014 08:22

December 28, 2013

Crazy Saturday Night

I just got my first review of Waking Up and it turned me into a blubbering, ugly crying mess. And, that's a good thing! It was a wonderful--she loved it--couldn't get enough of it--review and it left me thankful that she read it and happy I put my heart and soul into writing this. There were many times I wanted to stop writing, thought I wasn't good enough next to all the amazing talent out there. My own insecurities nearly got the best of me. Tonight I'm beyond thankful that I stuck it out. Can't wait to get through the rest of the work needed to get this book released for anyone to read.
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Published on December 28, 2013 18:28 Tags: reviews