Normally, I'm happiest when my word counts are high and the story is flowing. That is NOT this week. LOL! In fact, I'm stuck on my current work-in-progress (WIP), Right By Your Side.
But's that's okay. It happens and then I have to take time to sit back and figure out WHY I'm having an issue. In the end, that usually means that the book will be stronger. It's simply part of the process.
But in the meantime, I am still moving forward on a ton of different projects. Right now, it's looking like I will have 4 releases in the first 4 months of 2015. Whoa, but yay! It just means I am working on a TON of different projects at once.
And this week, two of those are headed out to my beta readers. JUSTIN (book #1 in the Male Model Chronicles) went out today. And then I hope to send out BROKEN CONTROL (my first erotic romance) out for a second round of betas tomorrow or Friday.
I also am beginning to get cover proofs for JUSTIN. I can't wait to show y'all. Maybe I'll have a cover reveal for it soon, because that book will be the first one out in 2015.
If you don't know, the premise of that series is based on Shauna Kruse and her gorgeous male photography that she does with Kruse Images and Photography. All the heroes are real male models, but I've fictionalized their lives. BUT the cover designer for the series is ALSO a male model (and will be the hero in book #3), Joshua Scott Brown. It's been such a fun project all the way around and I'm hoping it will be hugely successful and help promote all of us involved through fun contemporary romances!
The order of the books so far are (if you click their names, you can go see the guys' facebook pages):
All the photos are Shauna's work, except the one of her and I think that's probably Lance's selfie skill at work there. ;)
If you haven't heard, here is the story description for JUSTIN:
(m/f contemporary romance)
Tara Malone is having one of those lives. Born to Oscar award-winning actor, Anthony Malone, and model-famous beauty, Veronica Scott, she should have it made. But her curvy figure and out-of-control frizzy red hair are just the start of her many, many issues. Now to make matters worse, she’s started out her week by running over model, Justin James, with her car. She had a lot of fantasies about the cover model, but never did any of them include vehicular assault.
Justin James doesn’t have time for two broken wrists, but neither does his over-achieving family. He can’t open up his fridge or unzip his fly without excruciating pain and no one else has the time to help him. Tara already shot him down at the accident scene, but maybe he can work this so that the curvy bombshell has a reason to hang around for a bit. He’s not above using guilt if it means he gets to know her better.
The first in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models.
The Male Model Chronicles.
Does it sound fun? I had so much fun writing it and am really pleased with how it turned out.