I'm glad you stopped by to see what's up with me and my books. September is always about new beginnings for me. I've recently moved my massage office to a new location--always an adventure! And I've been diligently working on a new Contemporary YA Romance about a sixteen year-old girl on a Mediterranean cruise with her grandmother. Of course, Ali meets Ethan and it's all about the preppy boy she can't seem to stay away from. When her grandmother insists on calling her Lexi, could it be a chance for Ali to become the girl she always wanted to be?
Sunset over the Mediterranean
Yes, there is family drama, and there is a sweet romance. And best of all, you can share in Ali's journey as she cruises the Mediterranean, visiting such ports as Portofino, Italy; Palermo, Sicily; and Rome. From the Greek Islands to Tunisia, North Africa; and Barcelona, Spain to Dubrovnik, Croatia; you'll see the sights and walk with Ali as she learns about herself, her family, and what it means to love someone--even when you have to let them go.
The book is called PIECES OF LOVE. I'll have a cover for you soon! As well as a theme song...written by yours truly.
Don't worry, though; I haven't forgotten about book three in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy. I'm still doing research, including a trip later this month to Nashville. Then it's a road trip down to New Orleans to explore the deep south for when Lily has to cross the Southern Swamps to find her way home. I'm also working on the plot--to weave in all those story line threads from WANING MOON and WESTERN DESERT that I left hanging. Being a pantser by nature (someone who writes by the seat of their pants rather than plotting), makes it a little more challenging for me to organize the story and create authentic and accurate details. Make no mistake; writing is HARD work! But I'm on it!
I'm hoping for the release of Book Three of the trilogy (as yet unnamed), in fall of 2014. I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, if you haven't read Book One, WANING MOON, I hope you'll take advantage of the .99 cent price for Kindle e-book. It will also be available on B&N and Smashwords later this month.
For now, you can get the short story prequel that's available for FREE at Smashwords.com or you can read it on Wattpad. SOUL REDEMPTION is about Lily's thirteen year-old brother, Zeph who must deal with the difficulties of being a teenager with the power of life and death in his touch. It will definitely give you insights into why Lily is so driven to protect her brother in WANING MOON and WESTERN DESERT.
And if you haven't listened to the audio book version of HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES on i-tunes, audible or Amazon, you should get your copy now. Audio books are easy to download onto any i-phone, i-pad, or android device, and the narrator, Erin Mallon, is phenomenal! She totally does Jordie and Coop justice in her vivid portrayal of this heartwarming contemporary YA romance.
Kristan Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author says,
“Filled with the complex emotions of grief, confusion and first love, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES is a rich, uplifting story that will touch a reader’s heart.”
Thank you, Kristan Higgins!
On the appearances front, I'll be signing books at the Granville Harvest Fair in Granville, MA. on October 12-14th. I'll also be signing at a book fair at the Enfield Public Library in Enfield, CT on November 2, from 10 to noon. I hope you'll stop by and say hi if you're in the area!
And because I appreciate you all so much, I would love to give away a signed copy of any one of my back list books to two of my readers. HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE, SAVAGE CINDERELLA, WANING MOON, OR WESTERN DESERT. You choose!
Simply leave a comment as to which of my books you'd like to read, and make sure to include a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Giveaway ends at midnight September 30th and is open to US residents only.
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace and blessings--