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Weekly Word Count: 5/27/20

Word Count: 12681

What story I’m currently working on:

I’ve shelved Eros Tales #3 at 33k because I’m really in a groove with Rehoboth Pact #2 and I’ve already got an idea of what I want for Rehoboth Pact #3. I’m at 36k in the manuscript, and since it’s going to be about 40-45k, I might be able to report in next week with finishing the novel! Sky, Aubs, and Kyle all stood out really strongly in my mind character-wise, which is what makes writing this novella trilogy so easily. Combine that with the fact that the setting is Wilmington which I’m familiar with, and it’s a recipe for a fun project.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Editing wise, I’ve mostly been working on other clients, not my own stuff, but in a few weeks, that could change, given Rehoboth Pact #2 nearing a conclusion. As for edits I’m waiting for from publishers, I’ll be looking for ones on Tempting Ballad, Of Alchemists and Arsonists, aaaaaaaand Midnight Heist. What is Midnight Heist, you ask? Well, that’s the brand new name for A Thief’s Crusade which is coming out with Hot Tree Publishing!!! I’m super excited to finally have news on that front, and I’m hoping everyone will enjoy the brand new Outlaws series.

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“And you look like you’re destined for a cold shower,” Selina teased back, reverting to autopilot.

“I’m pretty sure my vibrator needs new batteries after the past few days,” Aubrey commented, the conspiratorial grin reaching her lips. Something just felt off tonight, like the tender, loyal, and protective woman she’d gotten to know had been locked away, and Selina didn’t trust it.

“Lucky for you, there are convenience stores and loose women everywhere,” Selina drawled, unable to help herself.

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Weekly Word Count: 5/20/20

Word Count: 11238

What story I’m currently working on:

Eros Tales #3 is stagnant at 33k, but I’m all right with that, because again, these final three books in the series won’t be coming out for another 4-5 years. As for YA Mirror Story and Paranormal Western, they’re both on hiatus, because I’ve been grooving with contemporary romance. What I’ve been REALLY jiving with has been Rehoboth Pact #2, which I started on a whim last week. I hit 24k and I’m already past the halfway point of the manuscript, with the rest of it planned out. Who knows–in a few more weeks, I might be able to have it complete!

What I’m editing/marketing:

Right now, my freelance editing work is through the roof, so I’m focusing on catching up with a lot of that. The next edits I’ll be getting from publishers are for Tempting Ballad and Of Alchemists and Arsonists. Confined Desires, A Thief’s Crusade, and Saving Throw are all on submission, but I may have some news on the horizon soon. This week, Of Coppers and Cracksmen came out! It’s reminding me of how much fun the Whitfield Family was to write! The novella trilogy was a blast. Next on the agenda after that is Tempting Ballad with Evernight Publishing in June and Waking for Winter with Soul Mate Publishing in September!

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Teaser of the week:

“Mordecai snorted. “Surely, I thought you_d invite the chaos on board and offer it tea.”

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“Oh, I always walk like this,” Aubs said, trying to attempt casual, as if she wasn’t going crazy in Lustville over here.

Selina crooked a brow. “I’ve got a solution. Want to try some taffy? I bet I can change your mind.”

Aubrey snorted. “You’re going to have to try hard. I’ve tried it for years and never once has it had any allure.”

Selina finished the piece she was chewing on and turned to face Aubrey. Before she could click two and two together, Selina leaned in and pressed her lips to Aubrey’s. Her fingers swiped over Aubrey’s balled fist, loosening it as she kissed her. Once Aubs recovered from the surprise, she sank into the kiss. Selina’s warm tongue swept into her mouth, bringing with it the sweet tang of the salt water taffy.

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Of Coppers and Cracksmen Release Day!

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Of Coppers and Cracksmen is out TODAY!

Lawmen were never Ellie Whitfield’s type…until now.

When Ellie Whitfield’s accused of a crime she didn’t commit—though she’s committed many—only one man believes her. And he’s the unlikeliest man as well—Detective Bernard Taylor. He’s a handsome chap, but lawmen were never her type. At least, until now…

Bernard Taylor’s hunting down the Butcher of Broad Street, and though Ellie Whitfield’s led the coppers on a merry chase through Islington too many times, the woman’s no cold-blooded murderer. As they work together, he can’t help but be charmed by the vivacious Ellie, and before long, heated glances turn into something more explosive.

However, the closer they get to solving the murder, the deeper the serial killer draws them in—one misstep and they might be his next victims.

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Weekly Word Count: 5/13/20

Word Count: 17014

What story I’m currently working on:

I slowed down on Eros Tales #3 again. I’ve been struggling with it–not because the story or characters are uninteresting, but mostly because it’s tough to work up motivation when these books won’t be coming out until 2024. Still, I made some progress, hitting 33k. As for YA Mirror story, I ran out of steam fast for the same reason I ran out of steam with Paranormal Western–I haven’t been in the right mindset for paranormal/fantasy at the moment, though I still hit 3k in YA Mirror Story. What I put a major dent in on was Rehoboth Pact #2, which I started on a whim, even though I haven’t found a home for it yet. I hit 13k in the manuscript already, and I’m zooming toward the midpoint of the story.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’ve got nothing of my own to edit, and the next edits I’ll be waiting for from publishers are the ones for Tempting Ballad and Of Alchemists and Arsonists. Right now, I’ve got Confined Desires, A Thief’s Crusade, and Saving Throw all out on submission, so it’s just the waiting game still. I’m getting ready for Of Coppers and Cracksmen to come out on May 19th–next week! Ellie and Bernard were so much fun to write. Next on the agenda after that is Tempting Ballad with Evernight Publishing in June and Waking for Winter with Soul Mate Publishing in September!

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Teaser of the week:

“The blood staining Ellie Whitfield’s hands was as good a reason as any to run from the mutton shunters.”(2)

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“Getting started early?” Selina asked, stepping up to the counter beside Aubrey. “And if I recall, there was no bragging involved on my part, just a firm reminder that you’re never going to see me dance.”

Selina ordered a pint of porter and flashed the bartender the sort of dazzling grin that never got aimed her way. Most of the time she received grimaces or eye rolls from the owner of Renegades.

“I think that sounds like a challenge to me,” Aubs said, sidling a little closer to Selina.

Selina arched a single carved brow. “Everything sounds like a challenge to you.”

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Weekly Word Count: 5/6/20

Word Count: 10050

What story I’m currently working on:

I’m back on track with Eros Tales #3, hitting 30k this week! The pieces are starting to come into place, and while I’m not smitten with the project, I’m finding it easy enough to amble along with it. I also decided to start a different pet project, just because. So now I’m 2k into what is currently getting dubbed YA Mirror Story. I had the concept at random and decided to let it flow. Who knows how that’ll go, but it might offer a nice detour in the interim while I’m still waiting.

What I’m editing/marketing:

With Quarantine Romance aka Confined Desires out for submission now, I have nothing on my plate to edit, which feels WEIRD. So now I’m just waiting for three different submissions to see if I get to start book two in any of those series. Wish me luck. I’m hoping by next week I’ll have some sort of update/inclination. Last week we celebrated Rising for Autumn’s release! And now I’m ‘gearing’ up for Of Coppers and Cracksmen to come out on May 19th! I’m hoping people enjoy Ellie’s story, because she was a blast to write. Next on the agenda after that is Tempting Ballad with Evernight Publishing in June and Waking for Winter with Soul Mate Publishing in September!

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Teaser of the week:

Some days, the sheer amount of enemies we attracted made me question if maybe our crew was a little too trigger happy. That maybe we_d started pissing in too many pots without thinking

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With Nell pressed up against him, her perfume weaving around him like threads, he’d never felt so consumed in his life. He’d longed for a connection like this, a real one, for so long. And Nell was the perfect balance of sweetness and practicality, logical enough to bring up points others might miss in the process. The older Dukas siblings often talked about how much Nell needed protecting, but they’d missed what a capable, amazing woman she’d become in the meanwhile.

Somehow, just admitting the weight he carried out loud had lightened his shoulders a fraction. He knew he should confide in others, but with so many other folks it would be a fight, an argument, a clash of opinions that would leave him wearier afterwards. With Nell, he just knew she’d understand, even if the rest of the world didn’t.