I know it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything. Things have been really crazy. I’ve been doing a TON of admin stuff: behind the scenes sort of stuff that most readers don’t realize authors do. You will see a few things on your side though.
#1 – New Covers. I can’t explain the story, but I had to change my book covers. It started out as something I didn’t plan to do but was told I had to do, but turned out for the best because I love the new covers more than the old covers. (And if you followed that, kissed your brain. lol) So, you will see new covers for a lot of my adult titles popping up all over. The books are still the same, just different covers.
#2 – New Series. One Letter received a new, nicer cover and it’s been turned into a series. Each book will stand alone, focusing on a new set of characters, but will have the same military/soldier theme. The next book in the One Soldier Series released today. (Details and buy links are below.)
#3 – New Pricing. Most of my adult books and 1 or 2 of my young adult titles are on sale right now for $0.99, including One Letter. The pricing may not have hit everywhere yet, but it should soon. I would encourage you to grab it while you can!
#4 – New Release. The second book in the One Soldier Series, One E-mail, released TODAY! However, Barnes & Noble is having some technical difficulties on the back end, so, there will be a delay in One E-mail‘s release for Nook customers. As soon as they are back up and running, they will release the title.
#5 – New Info. Over the next week, you will continue to see things be updated on my website, Facebook page, on distributor sites etc. Everyone has different processing timeframes, which is why you will see it all hit at different times. Additionally, because I am having to update and upload with every single contact and social media source I have, I will be doing admin stuff for a little while longer before I’m able to catch up on communication with y’all and also before I’m able to pick up and start writing again. I’ve been working non-stop and still feel so far behind. I haven’t even stopped to eat or drink anything today. Yes! I haven’t had coffee today! I’m a ticking time bomb today. Approach with caution! Or, even better, approach with coffee. You want to make me a happy girl, give me coffee. And a sexy barista. I’d take one of those too.
So, recap, for me mainly: New covers, MASSIVE sale, and new release.
Yup. I think I covered it all.
So, without further delay, here is the 411 on the newest release: ONE E-MAIL
It started with one e-mail.
Madelyn Maxlyn sent one e-mail to the most feminine-sounding name on the list of soldier contacts her book club president managed to get. SFC Taylor Russell was the recipient.
They exchanged seventy-seven e-mails in five months, and somewhere among those seventy-seven, they stopped exchanging words and began sharing pieces of themselves.
Taylor is returning home from war, and it’s time that they meet and discover if a soldier with two years left on his contract with the army, and a plus size woman who has an entire life hundreds of miles away from his home, have a chance at a future together.
Love doesn’t care about obstacles and risks, but surviving them isn’t always easy.
(18 & OLDER ONLY!!!)
“Anyone ever tell you not to tease a soldier? I’m a ticking time bomb, beautiful.” His voice held a mix of taunt and truth.
I bit my lower lip, my heart pumping evenly. “No more than some of my book boyfriends.”
His brows dipped inwards as his truck roared to life. He stared out the windshield for a long minute before he angled himself to take me in. “No more book boyfriends. I want to be your one and only.”
My chest compressed. My throat tightened even as my heart sprinted faster, eagerly, with abandon. My mind struggled to merge all he’d written with the man before me. In ways, he felt like another book boyfriend. I read his words and believed he was too good to be true, to be real.
But he was real. Taylor was handsome, wonderful, caring, protective, more than his words ever conveyed. He was more than I thought I would get. He was all I’d dreamed and never believed I would receive outside a fictional character.
And now, now he was asking to be my one and only. He was asking me to give up fiction for reality, as if it would be some hardship on my end.
I studied him. He held my gaze intently, waiting for my reply. He gripped the steering wheel snugly, his knuckles turning white. His breaths were deep, but hard. He seemed to hold it in just a little too long before he released each one. Like any well-trained soldier, he didn’t rush me. He was patient, and gave nothing beyond his words away. I knew he would wait for me to make the next move, and there was something irresistible about a man like that. In a book, that made him the perfect dominant without the BDSM. In reality, that made him better than fiction.
I smiled at him, nodding lightly. “Okay.”
He remained solemn, observing me. Suddenly, he faced forward, putting the truck into ‘Drive’ and pulling out. “You’re going to pay for that torture,” – he glanced directly at me, – “with torture.” His lips curled ever-so-slightly at the edges as he focused on the road.
I shuddered. My body delighted in his promise, warming with the images flickering through my imagination. Sweet cherry pie, I wanted his muscles throwing my excess sexiness into delicious ecstasy.
His gaze flickered to me briefly, but he didn’t say anything. Again, he knew the effect he had on me, but he didn’t rush to acknowledge it.
It seemed my torture had already begun.