I couldn’t put it down!
The suspense is awesome.
I just realized that I didn’t do a dedicated blog announcement about this book that means so much to me…so here it goes.
Discover Lacey & Hunter’s story in TRUST ME, TRUST ME NOT, the third standalone book in the Gavert City series.
She thought she left the cult behind. He thought he’d always protect her. They were oh so wrong.
Twenty-year-old Lacey Simon jumped from a building on fire to escape the cult her stepdad was leading, so college should be oh so easy. Except Lacey can’t seem to move on. Not only does she receive threatening letters, she’s also failing her classes. Fun times. Only Hunter, the firefighter who saved her from the fire and who’s been there for her ever since, reminds her that her stepdad no longer dictates her future. He tutors her in English, and he makes her laugh, blush and help her be more daring. But why does it feel like he’s only doing this to redeem himself from mistakes of his past?
Twenty-one-year-old Hunter Harrington used to think he was invincible until a frat party turned tragic and he discovered a dead body in the pool. Ever since that day, he’s been doing his best to keep his grades up and help others. Yep, he even joined the volunteer firefighters’ college program. When he’s accused of plagiarism, he’s forced to spend more time with Lacey. Not that he minds. He’d love to get even closer. But he has secrets of his own that could destroy their relationship before it even starts. And can he really keep her safe?
Can they trust themselves and each other enough to no longer be afraid to love and…to stay alive?
My Happiness Journal. Writing something every night (or when I do end up being too tired, in the morning with the note ‘Oups’ )
I have read Mandie’s writing in the past and it was oh so good I cannot wait to read this book! And you can do it for FREE on Swoonreads (here)! You can help her get published too by reading and commenting.:)
So many things…
JANE THE VIRGIN 🙂
THE X FILES reboot
NPR & 99.5 …my iPod and I may or may not sing out loud in my house to those tunes…
How this picture makes me smile…#AuthorLifeMonth is an Instagram challenge for authors and the brainchild of the wonderful Dahlia Adler (check all the details here)
Publishing A Summer Like No Other in French next month. So nervous and excited about that one 🙂
Spending time with The Chemical Engineer this weekend…
To finish this revision ahead of time…(this might be a constant for the next few weeks)
Making Me Happy
My family. My friends. Writing. Teaching.
Trying to live in the moment.
What’s currently making YOU happy?
I hate asking for things. And I’m not very good at asking people for help. And right now my dog has snow fever (which granted has nothing to do with the topic at hand but I thought I should share 🙂 Luckily he’s cute and sweet.)
I know a lot of people have read my books and I’m oh so so grateful for it. I’m still amazed and cross my fingers to always be amazed by it. I’m still very nervous about it too but somehow I think that might go hand in hand. (excuse me while I try to make sure my dog doesn’t get attacked by my cat for barking – Peter the Cat doesn’t have a lot of noise tolerance).
Where was I?
For people to discover new books or new authors, reviews are still important. Maybe not because people read them but because there’s something the e-retailers seem to have in their magical algorithm that helps boost those books in front of more people. (The dog stopped barking for a second…he got distracted but he suddenly remembered that really I need to give him my undivided attention).
I know it takes time. But even two sentences can help. Even if you haven’t purchased my book (because you got it for reviewing on your blog on Netgalley, or you got it through a contest), you can still review it on Amazon for example.
You can find all my books on my Amazon author page (around the world). If you click on the link, it will take you to your amazon…
And if you’re not reviewing my book, because it was a long time ago and you don’t remember or don’t feel comfortable doing so for whatever reason, don’t hesitate to review an other author’s book 🙂
(now, Plato the Dog and Peter the Cat are all calm…chilling out and napping. Hmm, I can’t nap. I have to go cook…)
First of all, THANK YOU!!! Thank you, thank you, thankkkkkk you! I have received so many encouraging words and so much support! I am really grateful!
Because my husband knows me oh so well and because he is amazing, he took me to Waffle House for breakfast on Thursday. And it was YUMMY!
I also had a few cocktails…and enjoyed myself. Honestly, it felt all so SURREAL.
The next day, we continued the celebration by going to an awesome restaurant, which served the best shrimp and key lime pie EVER.
And we went to have some fun on the Pleasure Pier where they had some cool riders. We went on several of them and it totally reminded me of a scene in ONE, TWO, THREE.
I am already looking at the next step, at the next book I will release, at the next promo event…but I am also starting to realize slowly but surely that “Hey, I’m a published author” 🙂