Summer lovin’

Hello lovely bookies! It’s hard to believe it is already August. This summer break has just flown by. I was rather busy with a few personal things, as well as writing a new story. When things finally calmed down, I was able to write The End on Whiskey Nights. I had some time to ponder on life, but I won’t bore you with that. Basically, I realized just how much I love what I do and how grateful I am that I can follow my dreams despite how hectic life can be. Sometimes it is easy to lose perspective on the things that make us whole. I am also very lucky to have such a great support system, whether they live near or cross country.

This summer I was also able to catch up on my reading. It felt so great to just relax and read—having the time to be able to do that. I learned that with the right balance and determination anything is possible, and so it is. I will be publishing my fifth book in September. At the beginning of last school year, I had one book published, Perfectly Imperfect. It amazes me that a year later, I have four books out for the world to read and one in queue to be released. It is still for surreal. Am I dreaming? Don’t wake me up if I am.

Whiskey Nights is book two in the Sweet on You series. This Series will probably {because you never know where life will lead} be a duet. It starts with Sweet on Wilde with Savannah and Parker’s southern, love story. Whiskey Nights follows Jake and Beth and it was fun to deeper explore these characters. Read the synopsis here:

One kiss. That’s all it takes to captivate me. Although I fight the emotions that surge through me when I feel his lips touch mine, I am too far gone. It’s impossible to hide from the truth; Jake sparks a fire that burns life into me.

Our passion ignites the southern nights, but when our wishes for the future put us on separate paths, I am forced to imagine a life without him. Fun whiskey nights turn into emotional whiskey escapes as I find myself alone and questioning what I truly want out of life—settling for less than perfect to acquire a life I imagined or chasing my happiness and giving up part of my dreams.

**This book is a standalone novel featuring characters that were introduced in Sweet on Wilde.**

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My reading list this summer has included The Girl in the Comfortable Quiet by Susan Ward. This is the final installment of the Half Shell Series and the ending was perfect, but I know Ward has some twists up her sleeve with her next series.

I have also been reading the Wanted Series by Kelly Elliot and I’m in love! I’ll confess that Elliot’s books have been on my TBR for over a year. I have no idea why I hadn’t dug into them earlier, but I am so happy that I have had the time to get lost in the Texas countryside with my cowboys. I love all of them, and I am a major book whore at the moment. Of course, I’m going to have to jump to her Love Wanted in Texas Series next. My TBR keeps on growing and I am determined to read as many of them as I can this year.

Some exciting news: Restoring Us is on sale for .99 cents for a limited time on Amazon and B&N.

•Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1xGp2pu
•Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1433nfr
•Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/14q623k
•Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1tPka1U
•B&N: http://bit.ly/1HS9WBp

I also have a giveaway pinned on my Facebook page that ends Sunday (8/2) at 9pm EST. Make sure to stop by and enter!

Sweet on Wilde Giveaway

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Thank you all for being such amazing readers, supporters and friends. Enjoy the rest of summer and add some spice to it with your favorite book boyfriends {or girlfriends}.

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Saying goodbye to characters~The writer’s hangover

I have realized, after book #4, that every time I finish writing a story I get in some kind of funk. I don’t think I’ve really focused on it before now, but I become a real loner. It’s letting go of those characters you have spent weeks, or months, with developing their story so honestly that gets to me. It’s like a break up, kinda. Or sending your kids off to their first day of kindergarten. Who said fictional characters aren’t real companions?

I feel lost without them and I struggle to write about new ones, or in my case characters I created months ago. I can’t seem to find my way to those stories. It’s almost as if I need closure and that comes once I publish and my book is available to readers. I know other authors go through this and it makes me feel a little better that I’m not crazy.

I am, however, very excited to share Parker and Savannah with you all! I think you’ll all really love their story. The cover reveal was this week and I am beyond grateful for all the support and love I received from bloggers, authors and readers. I joke with my betas and tell them this is my cute, sappy novel {and it is} but I love how the story played out. I’m used to writing more dramatic and emotional books, but this was a nice change {and Chase Rice is my muse! Can’t complain}. My characters were stubborn, but they wanted me to stay true to their story, and I did just that.

So although I’m going through a writing hangover, author’s version of book hangover, I cannot wait for all of you to read this book and fall in love with this southern romance.

On other news, my one year anniversary as a published author is coming up and Mia and Grayson may just visit us. 😉 I have a couple of things up my sleeve that I think you’ll enjoy.

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