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Weekly Word Count: 11/21/18

Word Count: 14209

What story I’m currently working on:

Well, hot damn, the wordinating continues. I reached 44k with Forged Futures, which brings me closer and closer to the end zone. And I’m right on target, as we’re ramping up chapterwise to the big fights and such which will grace the end section of the book. This one was an easy joy to write–the words just leaked out of me, and I can’t believe I’m as far in with it as I am. And I’ve already started brainstorming for Forged Redemption, the final book in the series, which totally feels like an insane thing to say, considering this all started last year.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I did some more editing on The Lies We Weave and sent out some more submissions, and I’m doing some massive edits on Hunting for Spring, which will be coming out July 2019! But it’s been nonstop, because just as Forged Alliances had a re-release, Forged Decisions is already available for pre-order! I’m so excited for these books to reach everyone! And of course, Bustles and Bells is still up for consumption, and we’re reaching the prime time of the year for a steampunk Christmas anthology! On top of that, A Reflection of Ice, An Airship Named Desire, and Snatched are all 99 cents right now, and Stolen Petals is free!

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Teaser of the week:

“Because if I fell any deeper for the way his eyes crinkled with his smile or his habit of tapping on his nose to emphasize a point, my ship would be sunk.”

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Line of the week:

Her throat squeezed tight as she pushed herself up from the ground. She reached out to run her fingers along the tombstone, as if she could still touch him.

“Baby, you’re still with me,” she murmured, needing him, somehow to know that. “I might have found someone, but you’re always going to be a part of my life.” His warmth, like the sun, and the way he threw his whole body into hugs. His confidence had infected her when they were kids, led her to chase after dreams, whether it was starting a horror club back in school, or becoming a massage therapist, because she wanted to help people.

He had been a large part of the beginning of her life, and he would always be with her, every time she sang Bon Jovi off-key, or smelled the forsythia in the spring. She just couldn’t end here. Not yet.

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Weekly Word Count: 11/8/18

Word Count: 12,623

What story I’m currently working on:

I finished Hypnotizing Beat! After months and months of pushing it to the back burner! Woo!!!! I did use NaNo fuel to finish it on day one lol, and it ended at 70k. Now that Discord’s Desire #2 is complete, I’m completely charging forward with my Tribal Spirits series. I’m currently at 19k with Forged Futures, and with any luck, I’ll have finished it by the end of the year.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m doing some fine tune edits on The Lies We Weave still, but I’m pretty light on work in that department at the moment. Instead, I’m looking forward, because it’s going to be release-a-palooza soon! If you haven’t nabbed your copy of Bustles and Bells yet, the steampunk anthology will be available throughout the holiday season. And Forged Alliances comes out in under a week. I’m so excited to have my Tribal Spirits series restart! After that will be Forged Decisions, available to pre-order on November 20th, and then release day on January 1st! (I may have already seen the gorgeous cover)

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Teaser of the week:

“I_m more of a documentary kind of gal,” Navi responded.Finn let out a gagging sound. “That_s a thousand times worse.”

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Line of the week:

“Yeah, no luck in that department for me either,” he responded. “Instead I’ve become King of the One Night Stand.”

Her gaze glimmered as she nudged him in the arm. “Hey, at least you’re getting some.” She tilted her head up to stare at the ceiling. “Even before Greg passed, it had been awhile, and now no one will touch me with a ten foot pole. Apparently being widowed means I also became celibate.”

A deep hunger burned inside him, and his tiger rammed in his chest, a rumble that traveled up and down. His fingers buzzed with the need to skim across her smooth skin, to grip those hips, and he couldn’t stop his tongue from slipping out to wet his lips, suddenly too dry.

Lana’s gaze transfixed on the motion, making him that much more aware that they sat inches apart. Her lips parted, that pristine shade of roses in early morning, the same scent that lingered around her. The need he felt for her grew painful, a tug in his chest, a kick to his libido that had him shifting in his seat. He’d been trying to tamp the lust he felt for her from the moment they’d met, but it grew into a Herculean task when he saw the same flare in those dew-green eyes.

Fuck it.

Lucas leaned in, closing the distance between them. His lips brushed against hers, soft at first, until that sinful breath of relief came from her.

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Weekly Word Count: 10/31/18

Word Count: 13,188

What story I’m currently working on:

Well guys, I’m closing in on this book. Hypnotizing Beat will not conquer me, especially when I use NaNo fuel to finish it! I am so excited! I’m in the final 5k of this book, since I just hit 66k. I didn’t think I’d ever reach iiiit. But wait, that’s not all! I also moved forward on Forged Futures, because that book’s been percolating in my head for awhile. I’m up to 11k, and I can’t wait to really dive full force in for the brunt of November!

What I’m editing/marketing:

Well, I’m for the most part done with edits on The Lies We Weave, though I’ll be doing some fine tuning. And this week, Bustles and Bells released, so if you get the chance over the holiday season, get your copy of this amazing steampunk anthology! Forged Alliances follows in a couple of weeks, which kicks off my Tribal series all over again! And coming soon after that will be Forged Decisions, available to pre-order on November 20th, and then release day on January 1st!

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Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I_d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew_s blood.”

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Line of the week:

“Come on now, and miss out on the pleasant sound of my voice?” she continued, goading him on. “You wouldn’t deprive yourself of that now would you? If you like, I’ve got a half dozen limericks memorized. I could begin to recite them.” The redcap let out a grunt and stalked towards the desk. Her heart pounded faster in her chest, but she continued. “There once was an old man in a tree, who was horribly bored by a bee.”

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Weekly Word Count #173

Word Count: 9508

What story I’m currently working on:

Slow but steady on Hypnotizing Beat! I hit 45k on it, and I’m continuing to make my strides forward. With any luck, I’ll finish it by the end of the month or at least by the end of November. However, since things are a bit slow for me lately and it’s still a slog with Hypnotizing Beat, I’m allowing myself to work on Forged Futures once I get my necessary word count done for the Discord’s Desire book. Because I really want to write Lana and Lucas’s story!

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m currently diving into the final rounds of edits for The Lies We Weave AND even polishing up the query! Right now, I’m less in editing mode and more in buy-buy, sell-sell mode because Bustles and Bells, the steampunk Christmas anthology I’m a part of, is up for pre-order now, as is Forged Alliances which is set to release November 13th!

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Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I_d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew_s blood.”(1)

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Line of the week:

Even with the nerves running up and down his arms and legs like flame, Trevor allowed himself to grin and laugh with his bandmates. It was hard not to with the ridiculous way Ren piped, headbanging up and down to his own music. Or how Kieran fondled that mic like he owed it a favor. Even Jett dove into the fray, sneaking his own brand of misheard lyrics into their song, pickle instead of fickle, or heartbroken as Hoboken.

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Weekly Word Count #157

Word Count: 6333

What story I’m currently working on:

So, those who wanted more progress on Hypnotizing Beat are going to be disappointed…I’m still at 10k. However, those who wanted progress on An Airship Carol will be happy, because I finished it at 11k!! It took something off of my overloaded plate, but I’m not ready to set into Hypnotizing Beat yet because I need to get an editing project finished–so my target’s been set on Taking Root. Once I get some of these projects cleared off, then I’ll be back in writing mode, and I might add Forged Contracts to the mix too.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Weeeeell, I got some more news for y’all. Not only did book two in my Tribal Spirits series, Forged Decisions, get picked up by Totally Bound Publishing, but Hunting for Spring found a new home at Soul Mate Publishing. PLUS, us Cupid’s Cafe authors just signed a contract with Inkspell Publishing, so our series will be returning to that new home! Also, I’m currently gearing up for Captivating Melody‘s release on June 25th! I made MAJOR progress on the editing front with Taking Root, which I’m super happy about, and I’m keeping with the slow and steadies on Musketeer Pirates. If you’re waiting for Colors of a Soul, my Little Mermaid retelling, pre-order Legends of the Veil!

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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

Line of the week:

Powdery white bullshit drifted down onto my head, settling there the same way it had begun to accumulate across the Desire’s deck. Taking a flamethrower to the approaching blizzard was ill-advised, at least by Isabella and Geoff. I, for one, still held hopes that I could burn that fluffy snow away.