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This is Going to be MY Year!

This is going to be MY year because I refuse to settle for anything less.

I think it’s natural for many of us to think we can’t accomplish minor goals, let alone our dreams. And of course with that attitude it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. It was that type of mentality that for years prevented me from publishing Waking to Black. Be it, those years did afford me the opportunity to proofread and refine Evie and Adam’s initial foray into falling-in-love territory—however they were riddled with self-doubt.

I wish I could say I’ve destroyed the self-doubt monster, but I haven’t.

What I can claim is that in self-publishing two books in 2018, I discovered readers do exist who enjoy what I write. Coasting on the wings of that type of attitude I submitted for a BookBub deal and to my surprise I was accepted for an international deal.

If you don’t know about BookBub, it’s suffice to say that this platform is a marketing unicorn for authors. Getting accepted by them for a feature deal is HUGE!

My deal is February 15, 2019 and I’m so excited.

If you don’t take the risk of being rejected you will never know the joy of being accepted. This is going to be MY year and I hope it’s YOUR year to!

P.S. I’ve been reworking the print-copy cover of Waking to Black. Hopefully I can figure out the formatting issue and I can update it on Amazon in the next few days.

Waking to Black-Print Cover

 

My Readers = AMAZING!

Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), my debut book which was released six months ago currently  has (73) ratings on Goodreads, and (31) reviews. It has (24) reviews on Amazon and an overall rating of 4.3.

While this may seem like nothing to a more seasoned writer, this is more than I anticipated when I published.

Your words encouraged me. In the moments when I wasn’t sure if I should continue writing I would often read those reviews and they would motivate me to keep going. To have strangers read my work and enjoy themselves will forever, blow my mind.

You’ve been patiently waiting on Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), and I hope it lives up to your expectations.

NEWS

Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), will have it’s first countdown deal with Amazon in celebration of Fading to Black’s release. It will be only .99 cents, from November 16-22.

Xpresso Book Tours

  • Blitz for Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), November 20th to November 24th, 2018.

Blitz Details

  • Review Tour for Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), January 28th to February 2nd, 2019.

Tour Details

EXTRA

If you are part of my newsletter you already received this excerpt…

This image really helped inspire the setting of Chapter Eleven, of Fading to Black.

If you read Waking to Black, you know Adam plays the piano. To the world he may be a severe business man but under that tough-guy exterior the soul of musician is struggling to be heard. Evie brings out the best of him…

Background - Piano - Newsletter1

This happened…

I took this picture the week Waking to Black was released. My mother called me ecstatic because the book was sporting the best seller tag. It was such a good moment. I remember my heart was racing—the fact that I was jumping up and down probably had something to do with it—and it’s literally one of the BEST memories I have of indie-publishing my debut book.

Six months later, I’m in the same boat. I’m about to release Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2). In fact, I just set it up on pre-order for November 20, 2018. I still have to set up a book tour, send out a newsletter, and offer those who have started this journey with me the opportunity to get an ARC.

In other words, I’m really busy and super damn late…

However, before I start to panic, I’m going to take a minute to relive the moment illustrated on that picture. Publishing Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), was the realization of a dream. Going on a Book-Blog Tour hosted by the awesome people at Goddess Fish Promotion was amazing.

I met some incredible people since I started this journey. I’ve loved every minute.

 

Highlights of my May-June 2018 Book Tour for Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1)

Fabulous and Brunette
BooksChatter
Erotica for All
Read Your Writes Book Reviews

Complete Book-Blog Tour: Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1)

The JOY of Indie Publishing… I’m Serious!

I’ve spent the first week of Spring, knee-deep in self-publishing tasks—and though at times I’ve been overwhelmed, the bursts of joy I received accomplishing my goals and actually scratching-off numbers from my to-do list, has been pure bliss.

Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), has been uploaded and currently can be pre-ordered on Amazon. I got my Goodreads Author account set up. And, this is the big one, Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), went out to my editor!!!

Indie publishing is hard work—I’m busy dealing with promotions, contacting some awesome book-bloggers, about potentially reading my debut novel and writing honest reviews of Waking to Black. And I’m doing all of this, while still managing my busy family life. If I can do it, so can you!

P.S. If you’re like me and you NEED to read to decompress when you’re crazy-busy, I have a suggestion. Julie Garwood, is an incredible author. She originally wrote historical romance but in recent years has moved on to contemporary romance. Garwood is an amazing author in any capacity but her historical romances are my FAVORITE comfort reads. If you need to relax, pick up some of her historical romances, sit in a cozy spot, and binge read. My personal favorite Garwood, is Ransom, though that’s book two in a series. Happy reading!

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