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Weekly Word Count: 7/1/20

Word Count: 6003

What story I’m currently working on:

I ended up hitting 50k on Rehoboth Pact #3 and finishing the book! With my massage job opening back up again and a fair amount of editing work on my plate, I’m super busy on the editing front and haven’t even begun to think of what I’m going to work on next. That’s something to mull over for sure. I’m guessing my word counts will be fairly low for the next few weeks, but I’m hoping to be able to dive into something soon.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’ve been doing a little bit of line editing on Rehoboth Pact #2, and then I’ve already started getting some responses and feedback in for Rehoboth Pact #3, so I’ll probably be editing them in tandem for the month. I’m also pretty loaded with my work-editing jobs. Regardless, I’m super, super excited Tempting Ballad comes out in a FEW DAYS, and I’m super excited after all the work I put into that book. Renn and Leo’s story is scorching, and I adored writing the pair.

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Teaser of the week:

“A thousand curses on girls with smart mouths and access to firepower.”

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Fuck, and she missed Chelsea, so damn much.

Her apartment felt emptier than it normally did, so many spaces that Chelsea had just filled up whenever she came over, which had been all the time. In a short month, she’d gotten so used to having Chelsea around all the time, whether she was coming over to visit, they were going out together, or simply texting each other throughout the day. A dozen and one times she’d considered just messaging her and calling a truce, that she didn’t mean any of it.

This loneliness was consuming, aching, and devastating.

This loneliness felt a lot like grief.

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Weekly Word Count: 6/26/20

Word Count: 22002

What story I’m currently working on:

Welp, I forgot to update this on Wednesday, so I’m a bit further on the writing front than usual. Also because I just wrote a ton in this book in a week. I’m nearing the end, and it’s delightfully fun. I hit 44k in Rehoboth Pact 3 and it’s still not done, which means this book is going to be the longest of the trilogy. I think that works perfectly though, each novella being a smidge longer. Kyle and Chelsea’s romance was hoooot. And they’re both sorta tough nuts to crack with a Taurus/Scorpio romance. I really enjoy that pairing. It’s going to be so tough to figure out what to work on next…definitely a work project, aka continuing one of my series.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I started into some of the line edits for Rehoboth Pact #2 for funsies, but my week’s been pretty loaded with editing work. Plus, I’m enjoying writing the third book a ton. I’ll probably wait on serious edits until my third and final book is completed. ALSO, Tempting Ballad comes out NEXT WEEK, and I’m so pumped for this release. It’s such a fun, sexy, weird story, like all of the Discord’s Desire books. That series is a lot more work for me because of the complicated twists and overplot, but it’s honestly one of the ones where I let my characters do the weirdest shit.

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Teaser of the week:

“Trevor had lived a long time, but he hadn’t dared believe he’d ever see the stripped down and unplugged version of Danica Maslanka.”

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“Fuck reasonable,” Kyle murmured, her voice soft. “I’ve been thinking about you taking me all week.”

With Chelsea, the sex was more intense than any she’d experienced, but her need for this woman was ravine deep—far more than physical. When she was around her, for a few brief moments the insecurities faded away. She’d felt awkward and gawky in her body for so long, like she was coated in shame at her presentation to the world. Chelsea silenced those voices with the way she touched, the way she claimed, the way she possessed. The relief was monumental.

Chelsea pivoted to tug on the belt loops of Kyle’s jeans, bringing their bodies flush together. “Look at you, sweetheart, talking all sexy-like. You’re already so irresistible that I’m tempted to just strip you down here and eat you out on the steps.”

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Weekly Word Count: 6/17/20

Word Count: 11792

What story I’m currently working on:

Just reached 22k in Rehoboth Pact #3, and I definitely know where I want this story to go. Kyle and Chelsea are a mess of complexities, and I’m really enjoying the ride so far. I’ve been headfirst into this series for the entirety of quarantine, so it’ll be really weird once it’s done. Then I’ll have to figure out what’s next on the agenda–it should definitely be continuing one of my series, whether it’s Outlaws, Eros Tales (soon to be Charmed in Charleston), or the final Discord’s Desire book.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Well, I do have plenty of feedback to start editing Rehoboth Pact #2, but I’m in such a swing with writing the third book that I don’t want to put it on pause. I’ll probably wait another week or two before diving into those edits. I got the cover and finished edits for Tempting Ballad, which is perfect because the book is coming out on July 3rd! I’m pretty damn excited for this release. And then next on the agenda is Waking for Winter in September, and I think that’s it for my releases this year, unless something drastically changes. That’s okay though, because I’ve got a bunch of completed works just waiting for homes or releases that’ll hit next year, so hurray! (Like my whole Rehoboth Pact trilogy lol)

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Teaser of the week:

“Raven moaned at the sensations ripping through her, like the first splash of color on a monochrome canvas.”(1)

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The guy smelled like he’d drowned himself in Nautica Voyage, which mixed horribly with his leather pants and sweat combo he was toting along with him. The man was all muscles and annoyance, the exact sort of fucker she’d been looking to avoid at the usual bars. She tended to draw frat guys and assholes in like ants to sugar, and she wanted to know how to turn that shitty ability off.

Kyle had gotten quieter the moment he sat down next to them, and all Chelsea wanted to do was scream that she had no interest in this jackwad.

“How do you know you wouldn’t like switching if you’ve never tried being a submissive?” The guy asked in a rich voice that attempted cocky but came out more like a whine.

Chelsea pursed her lips, her nose wrinkling on instinct. “Just like you know you wouldn’t want me shoving an eight inch dildo up your virgin ass,” she shot back. She couldn’t tell for sure, but her instincts were screaming that he was the sort who clung to his fragile masculinity like a baby blanket, using the title of Dom to get domineering with women, not dominant.

World of fucking difference.

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Weekly Word Count: 6/10/20

Word Count: 9098

What story I’m currently working on:

I hit 11k in Rehoboth Pact #3, mostly because it’s been an absolute blast to write and Kyle and Chelsea are just popping off the page. I adore the two of them so far, my shy, awkward Taurus and my brazen Scorpio. Once I finish this trilogy, I’ll have a choice on my hands–whether to finish Eros Tales #3, start Outlaws #2, or dive into the final Discord’s Desire book. It’s going to be a game time decision, I think. Either way will be a lot more thought/planning involved, at least with the latter two. My Discord’s Desire series is at the culmination of all their plotting to overthrow society, and the Outlaws series requires a lot more planning ahead due to heists.

What I’m editing/marketing:

The beta feedback is already rolling in for Rehoboth Pact #2, so I’m probably going to start editing it next week, which is wicked fast. I got the first round of edits in on Tempting Ballad, which is exciting. It should mean the book is coming out sooner rather than later. I’m currently in a marketing lull, because I don’t know when Tempting Ballad is coming out yet? I think late June or July. After that will be Waking for Winter in September, capping off my Philadelphia Coven Chronicles series! As for Midnight Heist and Of Alchemists and Arsonists, I have no idea when the first book will come out and as for the second, it’s slated for January of next year!

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Teaser of the week:

“Maybe being surrounded by rockstars has me looking for a regular guy.” Liz locked gazes with Kieran, challenge flashing in her eyes. The poor bartender was getting dragged into batt

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The door creaked open, and Ky stepped inside. The woman looked a little lost as she scanned the tables, her short auburn hair rumpled from the wind, and her cheeks pink from the chill outside. Chelsea’s adrenaline kicked up a notch, something she willfully ignored as she lifted her hand to wave. The moment Ky’s gaze snagged on hers, those hazel eyes crinkled with one beautiful smile.

Chelsea was used to a world of guarded expressions, smooth comments, and extra doses of sarcasm, but there was something different about Kyle Walker. The woman might hide behind awkwardness and fumbling, but when she smiled at her—holy hell, it was enough to knock the breath from her chest. Not a sensation she was used to in the slightest, and probably one she should examine a bit more if she were honest with herself, which she rarely liked to be.

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Weekly Word Count: 6/5/20

Word Count: 11896

What story I’m currently working on:

Eros Tales is still hanging tough at 33k, and I’ll probably get back to it once I’m done my Rehoboth Pact Trilogy. Right now I’m really jive-ing with these girls and I’m stoked to maybe have a completed series to pitch. At this rate, I may be done writing the series by the end of the month. (A bit easier than normal, because it’s a novella series) I finished Rehoboth Pact #2 at 45k and I already started Rehoboth Pact #3 at 2k. I’m so excited to dive into these characters. Kyle is so precious and I want to protect her so badly.

What I’m editing/marketing:

On the editing front, I haven’t tackled anything of my own yet. I just finished Rehoboth Pact #2 and am waiting for some beta feedback before I dive in, and besides, I’ve had plenty of work from my own clients to handle. As for edits I’m waiting for on publishers, my slated projects are Tempting Ballad, Of Alchemists and Arsonists, and Midnight Heist!!! I’m so excited for all three books, because they each mean different things. Tempting Ballad will be my first LGBT book published, Of Alchemists and Arsonists will conclude my series, and Midnight Heist will be the start of my first LGBT series!

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Teaser of the week:

“I needed a distraction. A drink, a good tumble, anything—even this sure-to-be- trouble punk show.”(1)

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“The dark side of ‘It’s Raining Men,’” Chels murmured, snagging her bottle of beer and taking a swig. She pursed her lips, her gaze going distant for a second, fast enough that she’d almost missed it. “If I wanted a drooling frat guy, I would’ve stayed with my husband.”

Kyle’s grip on her drink tightened, and that impulse had her opening her mouth before she could help herself. “I’m not going to ask if you’re okay, because I’m sure you’re sick of hearing that. But if you need a breather, or if you need to talk, I’m here.”

Chelsea’s lips quirked for a moment and that intense stare rolled over her like a crack of lightning. Kyle swallowed, hard.

Chelsea nudged her thigh against Kyle’s. “You’re too damn sweet to be my sister’s best friend. I bet the women who eat you out get a toothache.”

Kyle spluttered mid-sip on her drink, almost spraying the liquid all over the table. Her cheeks flushed, the heat spreading whole body in seconds. She didn’t even know how to respond to that, so she just ducked her head and knifed her fingers through her hair. “Yeah, considering the epic dry spell I’m in, I highly doubt it.”

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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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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.

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Weekly Word Count: 4/29/20

Word Count: 3574

What story I’m currently working on:

Welp, I spectacularly slacked on Eros Tales #3, only hitting 22k. I was having a tough time making the words go, to be honest. I even put an extra thousand words into Paranormal Western, hitting 10k on that project. Over the next few days, I’ll probably be getting back into writing full force, which will be a good thing. Mostly, the writing took a break due to editing assignments and other projects I was trying to finish, so I’ll just dive back into it tomorrow.

What I’m editing/marketing:

What I DID do most of the week was spend it editing Quarantine Romance, now called Confined Desires. To the point that I finished editing it and sent it to the first couple of places for submission. Yeah, that’s a thing. I might just be a little bit impatient. But I also outlined the prospect of a series for this, so I want to dive into continuing a series that can actively come out, whether it’s Outlaws, Dungeons and Dating, or the Rehoboth Pact. What’s tricky with motivation for Eros Tales is that those books can’t come out until 2024, so it’s a little harder to get in gear. If you’re looking for new releases, Rising for Autumn is OUT! Next on the agenda is Of Coppers and Cracksmen is available for preorder now, set to come out May 19th, and after that, in June comes Tempting Ballad with Evernight Publishing!

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Nell lifted a brow. “Fair trade, stud. If I’m sleeping buck naked, so are you.”

Mitch shook his head. “I’m pretty sure you’re going to kill me,” he muttered under his breath as he popped his boxers off too, revealing that delicious damn cock of his. The man had the sort of length that made her core ache. She remembered vividly the feel of it pushing inside her, the sheer number of times he’d made her come in a single night. Her lashes fluttered as she fought to keep her eyes open.