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Flash Book Sale for “The Scars That made Us”!

To welcome in the month of December, I’m having a flash sale for “The Scars That Made Us” now through December 3rd on amazon.com. And if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member, then it’s free! Treat yourself or a friend to a nice read this Christmas to take away some of that shopping stress that comes with this time of year, hehe. #TreatYoSelf

Here are the amazon links:

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Amazon UK

Amazon AU

Synopsis:

***This is CLEAN contemporary YA/NA romance***

Ultimatums suck.

I should know. I was handed one on my eighteenth birthday by my mogul of a father. And it’s all because he refuses to believe that I can take care of myself, that I don’t need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. But as much as I hate to admit it, his doubt comes from a logical place. It all stems from the nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An event that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety on me, leaving my body weaker than most.

But what is the ultimatum, you ask?

I either marry a man of his choosing for a stable financial future, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor.

Tell me, how do you trust a man who only wants to marry you for the check your father is so obviously writing him? The answer is you don’t.

But when Jagger Wells, my ridiculously gorgeous intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, I begin to see the man beyond the pretty face; a guy just trying to do right by his family. And I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate in the process. All it would require is a little acting on our part and a couple of well-placed lies.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. That’s when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is ultimately questioned.

In the end, I discover that I’m not the only one with scars.

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The Curse of the Unfinished Manuscript

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since we talked, and recently I’ve been thinking about one particular problem of mine that I thought might be an interesting topic to discuss with you all, especially my writer peeps. And that would be the dreaded curse of the unfinished manuscript. I know, I get chills just thinking about it. For me, it’s one of the worst things to deal with as an author. You get all excited about this idea you suddenly come up with for a story, you start writing it down, and then halfway through, it comes out of nowhere: writer’s block. Normally this wouldn’t be too bad. Most of the time you’re able to work through it and continue after copious amounts of caffeine and pep talks by your loved ones, reminding you that YOU are the one that decided to go down this crazy road of being a writer. But on some occasions, you just can’t shake the block, and that’s when you develop DNRM: Do Not Resuscitate Manuscript.

If you suffer from this condition, remember that you are not alone. I myself have around six to seven unfinished manuscripts sitting in my documents on my computer right now, just waiting for my lazy behind to get around to them. And ironically, all of these unfinished projects are the ones I had the greatest ambition for. And by ambition, I mean I actually sat down and outlined most of them, giving all these great details so that when I went and wrote the book, I wouldn’t be typing blind. But alas, they fell under DNRM, and they continue to weigh me down with guilt every time I see their titles.

But there is a cure to this disease, believe it or not. I only discovered this after I did some research to see how others tackle this feat. And I found that the solution can come in one of two ways. One, you can take time off from the manuscript and try to find inspiration elsewhere to spur you on, or maybe even work on another project for a while. The only issue to this cure is that if you’re working under a deadline, you better find that inspiration quick, or else you’re going to be living on Ramen noodles and becoming the real live version of the term “starving artist”. But don’t forget, I said there’s a second way.

The second cure is much more influenced by a drill sergeant. And honestly, it’s the one I’m currently trying to survive by. It’s the old, Get off your high artistic horse, sit down in front of the screen, and make your fingers type something, even if it sucks. Harsh, I know. But you’d be surprised by the result. If you tell yourself you can’t move on to your next anticipated project until you finish this one, you’ll find that your motivation is elevated, and by gosh you actually start to put words on the page.

Keep in mind that everyone is different. What might work for me might not work for you, but if you’re in the same place as myself right now, and your documents is full of unfinished manuscripts, then maybe give these two solutions a try. I’d love to know if they end up working for you 🙂

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It’s Release Day for THE SCARS THAT MADE US!

It’s finally here! It’s officially the release day for my newest contemporary romance, THE SCARS THAT MADE US, and I couldn’t be more excited! So much effort has been put into this release, this book, these characters. I really hope those of you who decide to pick it up enjoy it!

Here are the amazon links, as well as Goodreads in case you’d like to add it to your to-read list. It’s also FREE for those of you that have Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: US

Amazon: UK

Amazon: AU

Amazon: CA

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Synopsis:

Ultimatums suck.

I should know. I was handed one on my eighteenth birthday by my mogul of a father. And it’s all because he refuses to believe that I can take care of myself, that I don’t need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. But as much as I hate to admit it, his doubt comes from a logical place. It all stems from the nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An event that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety on me, leaving my body weaker than most.

But what is the ultimatum, you ask?

I either marry a man of his choosing for a stable financial future, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor.

Tell me, how do you trust a man who only wants to marry you for the check your father is so obviously writing him? The answer is you don’t.

But when Jagger Wells, my ridiculously gorgeous intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, I begin to see the man beyond the pretty face; a guy just trying to do right by his family. And I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate in the process. All it would require is a little acting on our part and a couple of well-placed lies.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. That’s when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is ultimately questioned.

In the end, I discover that I’m not the only one with scars.

(This is clean contemporary/NA romance)

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Currently Reading: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE By Jenny Han

If any of you are familiar with the bookstagram universe, then you know it’s been in an uproar since the movie adaption of “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” released on Netflix a little while ago. And when I say uproar, I don’t mean it in a bad way. I mean that they all seem to absolutely love it.

Honestly, I’ve seen the cover of this book go around for years, but I never tried to learn more about the story. But with all this hype lately, it made me want to go out and buy the first copy I could find, which is exactly what I did!

No joke, even the girl at the register knew about this movie. She asked if I had seen it yet, and I said I was going to read the book first, because as everyone knows, the movie leaves out around fifty percent of what was in the book. My mom asked her what she would give it on a scale of one to ten, and the girl said nine point five. Really, with so many people loving this thing, how could I not?

Alas, I’m on page one sixty something and I have yet to get that gooey, OMG this is amazing! feeling yet. But there’s still hope. I have a lot more to go, and I’ll let you know what I think in my final review!

So what about you guys? How many of you have watched the movie adaption on Netflix? And if you read the book too, how well do you think it holds up to it? Let me know in comments!

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Release Date for THE SCARS THAT MADE US Changed to Sept. 28th!

Due to an unforeseen setback, the release date for TSTMU is now going to be September 28th. You can still pre-order the ebook on amazon.com, and the ARCs will continue to go out on August 18th, but the release is going to be put back a month.

I’m still looking for ARC reviewers, and I want to give you all the most amount of time that I can to read and review the book. If you would be at all interested in receiving an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review, click the link below!

https://goo.gl/forms/DLCYZyOlb8QZ0efp1

Synopsis:

Ultimatums suck.

I should know. I was handed one on my eighteenth birthday by my mogul of a father. And it’s all because he refuses to believe that I can take care of myself, that I don’t need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. But as much as I hate to admit it, his doubt comes from a logical place. It all stems from the nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An event that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety on me, leaving my body weaker than most.

But what is the ultimatum, you ask?

I either marry a man of his choosing for a stable financial future, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor.

Tell me, how do you trust a man who only wants to marry you for the check your father is so obviously writing him? The answer is you don’t.

But when Jagger Wells, my ridiculously gorgeous intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, I begin to see the man beyond the pretty face; a guy just trying to do right by his family. And I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate in the process. All it would require is a little acting on our part and a couple of well-placed lies.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. That’s when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is ultimately questioned.

In the end, I discover that I’m not the only one with scars.

(This is clean contemporary/NA romance)

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Looking for ARC Reviewers for THE SCARS THAT MADE US!

UPDATE: THE RELEASE DATE IS NOW SEPTEMBER 28TH DUE TO AN UNFORSEEN SETBACK! ARCs WILL STILL BE GOING OUT ON AUGUST 18TH

As I mentioned a few days ago, my next endeavor for TSTMU is to find ARC reviewers before the release date. Below I’ll post a link to the Google request form you can fill out if you’re interested in receiving a free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. You’ll be getting the eBook in kindle format, and I intend to send out the ARCs on August 18th. You’ll be expected to post your review on September 28th, the release date.

Google request form link for an ARC: https://goo.gl/forms/DLCYZyOlb8QZ0efp1

Synopsis:

Ultimatums suck.

I should know. I was handed one on my eighteenth birthday by my mogul of a father. And it’s all because he refuses to believe that I can take care of myself, that I don’t need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. But as much as I hate to admit it, his doubt comes from a logical place. It all stems from the nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An event that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety on me, leaving my body weaker than most.

But what is the ultimatum, you ask?

I either marry a man of his choosing for a stable financial future, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor.

Tell me, how do you trust a man who only wants to marry you for the check your father is so obviously writing him? The answer is you don’t.

But when Jagger Wells, my ridiculously gorgeous intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, I begin to see the man beyond the pretty face; a guy just trying to do right by his family. And I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate in the process. All it would require is a little acting on our part and a couple of well-placed lies.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. That’s when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is ultimately questioned.

In the end, I discover that I’m not the only one with scars.

(This is clean contemporary/NA romance)

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THE SCARS THAT MADE US Release Date!

 And the release date is….AUGUST 31st!

After way, way, waaayyy too much procrastinating, I finally have the release date for THE SCARS THAT MADE US! I can’t tell you guys how excited I am about this! It’s been a long time coming, what with the million obstacles I encountered both in life and on paper, but it’s finally here, and I’m so relieved! And to make this moment even more awesome, I made it so that you can pre-order TSTMU right now on amazon.com! That way on release day, you’ll already have it on your kindle.

I really appreciate those of you who have been on this long journey with me. You’ve put up with my ranting and intermittent posting, and finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I can’t wait for you all to read it!

Also, I’ll be updating everyone in a few weeks about ARC opportunities, so stick around if you’d be interested! I’ll have more on it soon.

Synopsis:

Ultimatums suck.

I should know. I was handed one on my eighteenth birthday by my mogul of a father. And it’s all because he refuses to believe that I can take care of myself, that I don’t need a man to fall back on in case my college dreams fail. But as much as I hate to admit it, his doubt comes from a logical place. It all stems from the nightmare incident that happened to me when I was seven years old. An event that has left scars of both the physical and emotional variety on me, leaving my body weaker than most.

But what is the ultimatum, you ask?

I either marry a man of his choosing for a stable financial future, or else I don’t get his check to go to college and complete my dreams of becoming a doctor.
Tell me, how do you trust a man who only wants to marry you for the check your father is so obviously writing him? The answer is you don’t.

But when Jagger Wells, my ridiculously gorgeous intended, explains the real reason behind his going along with this scheme, I begin to see the man beyond the pretty face; a guy just trying to do right by his family. And I decide that maybe there’s a way we can both get what we want without having to sign a marriage certificate in the process. All it would require is a little acting on our part and a couple of well-placed lies.

After a while, though, it doesn’t feel like we’re tricking our families anymore, but ourselves. That’s when lines blur, feelings become something real, and the truth is ultimately questioned.

In the end, I discover that I’m not the only one with scars.

(This is clean contemporary/NA romance)