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Weekly Word Count #107

Word Count: 2006

What story I’m working on: I know, I know, I have failed this city, rounding out the week with 7k on Forged Decisions. I did so much editing this week that there wasn’t much time for anything else. On top of that I’ve been a little aimless. I definitely need a new project to sink my teeth into and get the juices flowing so that I can keep on keeping on with Forged Decisions and The Airship Also Rises.

What I’m editing/marketing: EDITING LIKE A BOSS. SERIOUSLY. I’m in the final round of edits for Outlier Heir, my YA space opera, so woot!! Plus, fiddling around with marketing like a boss, since Waking for Winter’s release is going to come before I’m ready, lol.

Teaser of the week:

Alanna Carrington, head witch of the Philadelphia Coven, hurtled his way, and with her, trouble was a guarantee.

Line of the week:

“What if the owner’s a guy?” Finn teased. “Are you saying you want to flirt with him too?”

“Guy, girl, stick—I don’t care who you flirt with,” she responded. “Just get a pulse on who’s running the operation through their storefront.”

“I feel so used.” Finn smirked as he pulled in front of the general store, cleverly titled just that.

 

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Weekly Word Count #106

Word Count: 6227

What story I’m working on: On Forged Decisions, I hit 5k, though it’s been a slow moving start. While I wanted to forge ahead on The Airship Also Rises, I keep stalling out on that project, so I decided to do a fun secret side-thing with another author and actually knocked out 3k with that one.

What I’m editing/marketing: Ho-boy do I have a lot going on! So, I got the major crits in on my Future King story, which means it’s time to roll up my sleeves and work some editing magic. And I submitted Cupid’s Cafe to After Glows last week and as of yesterday, Captured Memories now has a home! Which means even after Waking for Winter comes out, I’ll have another story launching this year. Speaking of Waking for Winter, I hope you’re as excited as I am. This story is dear to me, and marks the major accomplishment of my first series coming to a close!

Teaser of the week:

When Cami_s lips touched his, memory took the wheel. He_d never forgotten the sweep of her soft mouth against his, the taste of her sweetness, like strawberries, and the way she fire

Line of the week:

“A mating ceremony? That’s the worst of all,” Navi grumbled back.

Jess rolled her eyes. “Yes, yes, we know. You hate love. Anger, anger, roar.”

Navi snorted into her pillow. Not like she could hide anything from Jess—with the way they’d shared a room most of their lives, the woman was essentially her sister. Every time they officiated a mating ceremony, the nausea rolled through. Not because she hated love, but because she knew the couple had something she would never get. Jess put on a laid-back front, but Navi had watched her try and fail to keep several long distance relationships. When you constantly jumped from city to city, you got the clothes on your back and your Tribe—nothing else.

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Captured Memories is Under Contract!!

Dark, sweet, and always snarky--my Cupid's Cafe story, Captured Memories, is under contract with After Glows Publishing!

An invitation to Cupid’s Café will change your life.

After the incident that caused Liv Morozov to drop out of college, years later she’s still trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She’s managed to carve out a career for herself as a photographer, but when it comes to guys? Her issues send them running for the hills, every damn time.

Zane Parata has declared himself off-limits for relationships. Between trying to maintain sobriety and the long hours he works as a chef, no one wants to deal with his brand of damage, and he wouldn’t want to burden them in the first place.

When Liv shows up at Cupid’s Café, she never expected to find Zane, her brother’s former best friend who had vanished one day and never returned. The sparks that surged when they were both teens rekindle stronger than ever, and all too fast, Liv and Zane entangle in each other’s lives, breaking their own rules. Except with both of them keeping their darkest secrets from each other, the moment their past comes to light, the love that’s begun to grow has the potential to shatter them both beyond repair.

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Weekly Word Count #105

Word Count: 2,328

What story I’m working on: Well, I’m not quite back to full steam yet, but I’m tippy-toeing forward. Right now I’m balancing two manuscripts–The Airship Also Rises, and Forged Decisions. Forged Decisions is flowing easier at the moment, but the stuff I’ve been writing for the third Airship book is pure awesome. The sort of gems that have my shoulders shaking as I’m writing them.

What I’m editing/marketing:Well, Waking for Winter is all ready to launch, so I’m just trying to set up reviewers and marketing stuff for my release day! I’m pretty excited to share Dante and Cami with everyone, as well as bring that series to a close. I’m starting to get some feedback in on Future King, and I put some major time into working on a query this week. As for Cupid’s Cafe, I’m only waiting on a couple more responses, bu I actually have most of the edits finished. I should probably be able to submit it by next week. Part of what’s slowing me down so much is starting two projects simultaneously while I have two editing projects winding down–I need to get at least one of these off the burner!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

A shot rang through the air, coming from beside me. My jaw twitched.

Sabine stood with her pistol aimed and her finger still on the trigger. Those manicured brows were pulled together in fierce concentration.

“Damnit, Sabine,” I hissed, shooting her a look. “What happened to following my lead?”

She stared back at me with a familiar brand of insolence in those hazel eyes all while feigning innocence. “My finger slipped.”

My blood boiled, and I near had a conniption on the spot. A thousand curses on girls with smart mouths and access to firepower.

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2017 Mid-Year Review

Well hell, is it already the halfway point?

Thus far, 2017 has seen the release of Rising for Autumn back in February, and in July, book 4, Waking for Winter will come out with Loose Id. What does that mean? It means my final Philadelphia Coven Chronicles book will release!

This time last year, I was prepping the second Take to the Skies book, and I’m happy to say I just started writing the third and final, so you can probably look to the horizon for that release next year.

On the writing front, I’ve kept busy. I have a YA space opera project I’ve been jamming away at, as well as a shifter series in the works. I just sent the first novel in the series to publishers, so fingers crossed–you may get Forged Alliances and the start of a fun new series before the end of 2017!

I also entered into the foray of contemporary romance with a novella that I’m preparing to submit–Captured Memories. This was a super intense story for me, and I’m hoping you all love Zane and Liv’s story as much as I do.

So what do you have to look forward to the rest of 2017? More releases from me, of course, and I hope more announcements of future books for you to read. If you’re an audiobook fan, An Airship Named Desire will be available in audiobook later in the year, an the voice actress is hella talented.

I’ve been jamming this year full of projects that I can’t wait to share with you, ones that include the strong, capable females I write, plenty of snark, complicated men, and stories that represent real problems. For those who have stuck with me so far and continue to do so, thank you a thousand times over–I write these stories for you ❤

 

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Weekly Word Count #104

Word Count: 259

What story I’m working on: Guys, it’s been a slow week lol. I switched gears into editing mode, and so I only did the tiniest smidge of work on The Airship Also Rises. But it’s starting to percolate in my brain, which is good. I promise next week I’ll be back on track and writing more heavily.

What I’m editing/marketing: This week however, my time was pretty much devoted to finishing the line edits for Waking for Winter. It’s READY TO GO!!!! We just have to wait until July 4th for the release! Future King’s been sitting around–I really just have one more massive sweep to do, so I recruited some more beta readers to take a look. I simultaneously started looking at the Cupid’s Cafe edits–I think they’ll be quick because its a shorter story!! So of course, my marketing for Waking for Winter will be ramping up to 11!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Sabine stood a foot away from me in a corset and chemise that begged for a couple stains and her perfectly curled hair pinned back and out of the way. She was supposed to be watching my back, but instead, she picked at her nails.

“Your fingers are all still there, girlie,” I murmured, irritation besting me. “But they won’t be if you don’t keep your focus.”

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