All you have to do is provide a link to your review of one of my previous novels, Beautiful Addictions or Held Against You. Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, blogs…no matter where you reviewed, you’re in. Didn’t get around to reviewing? Do it now and then enter to WIN!
My second novel, HELD AGAINST YOU, is now out in the world. It is inspiring road trips and the re-watching of John Hughes films. Kat seems to keep everyone laughing and her mysterious bounty hunter seems to keep them sighing. It’s been a long road and there are too many people to thank individually, so I’ll say a collective THANK YOU! The audiobook for HELD AGAINST YOU is in production now with Audible.com and will be released soon! I’ll post again when I have a release date for that!
Meanwhile, my second Barnes & Noble signing was a great success. I did a reading from Kat’s point of view and gave everyone a taste of her craziness. So many people came to show their support, say hello, and get their book signed. I appreciate each and every one of you. It was nice seeing some old familiar faces and meeting some new ones!
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Accused of a horrible crime and on the run, Kat has been rejected by everyone she loves. She’s a fugitive from her past, flitting from town to town with nothing but the clothes on her back. Until she meets a man who literally stops her in her tracks.
This notorious bounty hunter, with his stunning good looks and powerful instincts, never fails to capture his prey. But there’s something about his newest mark that gets under his skin–and it’s not just the naked innocence he sees in her eyes. Behind his ice cold demeanor, he has his own secrets… and now his lively, vulnerable captive is about to crack him wide open.
As they drive across the country together, neither of them can deny the spark of attraction between them. Will their journey force these two passionate opposites together…or will their dangerous secrets be too much to bear?
For those of you unfamiliar with Wattpad, here is the most basic information straight from the sight itself.
Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer.
To me, short stories are much more difficult to write than full-length novels. They require all of the same elements as the 80,000 word books, but it must be very condensed. This means each line must be necessary, each word of dialogue must move your plot forward and reveal something important.
I’ve published my short story, Beau Hunter, on Wattpad. It is free to anyone who wants to read it. I’ll continue to post my short stories there and maybe even some samples from my novels and future works. So keep an eye out and HAPPY READING!
Two weeks ago, I was honored to hold my first solo book signing event for Beautiful Addictions! It took place at Barnes & Noble Citiplace in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (my hometown). During the days leading up to the signing, I was distracted by attending the Romance Writers of America convention in San Antonio, TX. Overwhelmed by the people, education, networking, and socializing during the conference, I had little time to worry about the signing. Somehow, worries crept into my subconscious and I dreamed that no one showed up except a mariachi band and two guys dressed as Thor. I blame you, San Antonio, and late night television.
On Sunday, June 27th at 3 PM. I sat at a small table near the front of the store to begin the signing. By this point, so many people had lined up, that they were blocking the store’s entrance. So, the lovely folks at B&N moved me to a larger area and set up some chairs. When I finally was situated to start signing, I was overwhelmed with the number of people lined up to have their books signed.
Courtney, from B&N, and my bestie, April, helped keep me signing and moving the line along. They were experts at keeping things organized.
So many people came, that we sold out of books. (Sorry to those who didn’t get one.) The day was amazing and I was completely overwhelmed by the folks who came to show their love and support. After an hour and a half of signing, the line had cleared. Courtney initiated a short Q&A session where we answered very serious questions, like “Is Tristan single?” (Thanks, Mom.) And then, we were done.
What a great way to celebrate a book that I’m so very proud of. When all was said and done, I signed over 90 books. Then, I did some hand stretches, exhaled, and walked next door for a sangria margarita. Thanks to everyone who made that day so special!