Hello Dear Readers,
I hope you're all enjoying your summer and this fine stretch of weather we're having...at least here in New England. I've been a bit out of touch these past weeks. A gruelingly busy but fun camping trip with the family was followed by one of my back blowouts that knocked me off my feet for several days. I hate when that happens! Thankfully, I bounced back quickly with the help of my health care teammates and lots of ice, e-stim, gentle stretching, and rest.
If you suffer from chronic back pain, you know how quickly life can be derailed by one wrong move. Even when we do everything "right," there are no guarantees we'll be spared the occasional mishap that drops us to our knees and strikes fear in our hearts. It's natural to go into panic mode, wondering if you'll ever get better and thinking that this is how life will be from now on. If not treated properly, back pain can put you out of commission for weeks or even months. With proper care, I've gotten it down to about four days to full recovery. If you want to know how, check out OVERCOME YOUR SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE, where you'll find tips on exercise, nutrition, finding a health care team, and avoiding the ergonomic nightmares that lead us down this frustrating path to begin with. Injuries happen, accidents are sometimes unavoidable, but what we do to promote our own recovery can make all the difference in how quickly and completely we recover. I feel your pain and I'm here to help!
Now that I'm back up to snuff, I'll be working on Book #2 in my SAVAGE CINDERELLA NOVELLA series--working title--"LOST BOYS." In book 1, FINDING HOPE, Brinn, Justin, Cody, and Dani are pulled into a human trafficking ring and risk their lives to save young Hope Chandler from kidnappers. When Cody goes missing in book 2, Brinn, Justin, and Dani travel to Columbia on a dangerous rescue mission. But what they find when they get there draws them into the jungles of South America on a search for a group of missing boys and brings them face to face with a powerful and deadly foe.
I'm hoping to have the second novella out by year's end!
If you haven't started the series yet, what are you waiting for? The original novel, SAVAGE CINDERELLA, is available this month for only .99 cents and the novella (30,000 word/150 pages) FINDING HOPE is a mere $1.99!
If you received an advanced copy of the novella or have already read it, I'd appreciate a quick review. A sentence or two about what you liked (or didn't) is an amazing help to me as an author. In this incredibly competitive world of publishing, a book is only discoverable to readers through reviews and word of mouth recommendations. You have the power to make or break an author's success!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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If you're looking for a few more great summer reads, check out the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale going on until the end of July. My YA romance, PIECES of LOVE is part of the sale and available for FREE only at Smashwords! Simply enter the code SFREE at checkout to download to your e-reader.
In the wake of family tragedy, bad girl wannabe, sixteen year-old Lexi Hartman is up to her ears in trouble and struggling to hold on—to her freedom, to a past that haunts her, and mostly, to the loved one’s she’s lost. Could meeting eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, a stranger on a cruise, be exactly what she needs? Or will Lexi mess that up too?
Visiting such ports as Portofino, Palermo, and Rome. From the Greek Islands to Tunisia, and Barcelona to Dubrovnik, you'll see the sights and walk with Lexi as she learns about herself, her family, and what it means to love someone—even when you have to let them go.
Check out the book trailer and hear me sing the theme song here.
The 8th annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale runs through July 31. Thousands of great ebooks are on sale at deep discounts ranging from 25% off, 50% off, 75% off to FREE!
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Peace and blessings,