Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pedal to the Metal's release delayed

 You're never bugging me by asking. Don't think that's the problem. The problem is, the story's just not ready for public consumption. 

Pedal to the Metal's release is delayed yet again. 

I hear your groans. That's been my problem all along. I know you want the end of the story. We all want Shelby to find her HEA, me most of all. This is like being pregnant for the eleventh month. The doctor--who'd be my editor in this example--is saying the baby will come in its own time, but all I can think is that my family's giving me the side-eye for holding back on them.

I even fooled with the idea of adding another book to the series, so that I could end the tale where I am (on another cliffhanger) and release *something* today... but face it, nobody wants half a damn baby, me least of all.

And so, Pedal to the Metal will be born in its own time, after I sit back and figure out what the merry hell I'm missing. I have to identify what's causing the damn thing to run to over 108K words and yet, the conclusion, the scene that is so real and so perfect, you read it five times before you close the file, is eluding me.

That problem is never found at the end of a story, but somewhere in the middle, meaning I have to weigh each scene and figure out what stays and what goes, and then, re-write from that point.  

Not a thing I can do under pressure. Such is the pain and joy of being indie. No one has to be pleased but me. Because if I'm happy with it, you'll be happy with it, long after you forget your annoyance because you rushed to the hospital with flowers and balloons, only to find the expectant mother has been sent home to wait.

I won't set another release date until I have typed 'The End' and feel good about it. Once I do that, the file will go to Nomi, my editor.  She has a life too, so my inability to hit the deadline she and I agreed on will affect how fast she can get to it. 
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day Blog Hop ~ Over 90 Participating Authors!


#LaborDayHOP #AuthorBlogHOP #Giveaway

Celebrate the Labor Day weekend and enter some amazing giveaways from some awesome blogs & authors. There are 90 authors participating so make sure you enter them all for more chances to win!

I'm giving away winner's choice of my erotic stepbrother romance trilogy, The 'Cuda Confessions, a series that's pure sex, speed, adrenaline and gasoline. 

Check out the rave reviews here: 

Find out why readers rave," I couldn't put this high-octane thrill ride down!" 


Comment below to win an ecopy of Gas or Ass 


the sequel, Turn & Burn 


the upcoming, spine-tingling finale, Pedal to the Metal, 

releasing Sept. 15th 

(winner's choice).

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me your dream muscle car (make and model) 

Don't forget to join my mailing list. There's a massive, multi-author freebie promotion coming up later this month. Sign up today, so you don't miss your invitation to the exclusive reader event.Then, follow this link to enter the next giveaway! Romance Divas

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Release Date Set for Pedal to the Metal

 The release date of Pedal to the Metal has been pushed back to September 15th. The end just isn't where it needs to be, and we can't have that. 

But this is why Nomi's my editor.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in my writing, try not to need me. <grin>

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Gas or Ass Key Chain/Bottle Opener Giveaway!

Almost fainted when I found this key chain on Etsy. And the best part?
The seller is from Matthews, N.C. 

Ain't it purdy?

Of course I grabbed one to give away, to celebrate the release of Pedal to the Metal, as well as to say thank you for loving Shelby and the Hannah brothers.

(I made this mock up, and don't have the exact font that will be used. The actual item will have thinner lettering, exactly like NC vehicle tags and the vendor will ship to the winner directly.
Sorry, international readers, he'll ship to US addresses only.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Release Date and Cover Reveal for Pedal to the Metal

Coming August 31, 2015

It’s complicated.

Once, I’d have scorned anyone who’d describe their relationship that way.
Now, I’d say, “You have no idea.”
I walked away from my stepbrothers again, this time to make my mother happy.
To make my best friend Caroline happy.
And what did those bad boys do?
They grabbed Caroline and came after me.

When you can’t please everyone,

One more race, one more wicked night was all they asked, because even Colt and Caine accepted one more was all we could risk before someone got hurt.
Then we’d do the right thing—or at least stop doing the wrong thing.
But fate had other ideas.

You got to please yourself.

When life shoved me into the wall, I realized that everything I believed about myself, everything I could ever hope to be, I’d learned from a racin’ man.
And it was by God time to put the pedal to the metal, so I went hammer down and hell bent, for love.
And, if what I've done bothers anyone, they can kiss my red-headed, NASCAR-man lovin', college-educated, country girl ass.
Now, it's a romance.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pedal to the Metal, The 'Cuda Confessions #3

Are you getting excited for the release of Pedal to the Metal?
Want an Advance Review Copy? Sign up here, if you can receive a document on your Kindle and are willing to write a review and post it to Amazon (and Goodreads, if you use it) within the first two weeks after release.
Only 19 spots left before reservations close.
I think (hope!) it'll be about three weeks before ARCs go out.
The story's really rolling now :)

and follow the fun as I remove one puzzle piece a day until the cover of PTTM is completely revealed on August 13th. 
Tell me if you're #TeamColt, #TeamCaine, or #TeamRobert while you're there.
Join the page and don't forget to click to recieve updates, since I'm planning an exciting giveaway to celebrate completing the series.

The opening chapters won't be posted here until the 20th of August, so join my newsletter mailing list for the earliest possible peek at the first four chapters of the thrilling conclusion to Shelby's odyssey from virginity to full-blown womanhood.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Another Stuff Your Kindle Event! .99 deals galore

Looking for romance steals? THREE DAYS ONLY! 
July 8-10, more than fifty books are marked down to just 99 cents! Check it out: