Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Five with a special upcoming announcement...

New Favorite Book...
I adore books that sweep me away emotionally.  This one did that and more. It's most definitely a new favorite...and be warned...this is an ugly cry book, but it's SO GOOD!
You can find my full A+ rated review of it HERE.

The Story of Us 
by Tara Sivec
From USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec comes an emotional, breathtakingly romantic new book about the power of first love and the promise of second chances.

How much can a man take before he breaks?

1,843 days. That's how long I survived in that hellhole. They tried to break me, but I resisted. And I owe it all to the memory of warm summer nights, the scent of peaches, and the one woman who loved me more than I ever deserved to be loved. Now, I'll do anything to get back to her. 

Only Shelby Eubanks isn't the girl I left behind all those years ago. She's someone else, a stranger. My Shelby-my little green-eyed firecracker-would never give up her dreams, would never disappear into her mother's ambitions. But I won't give up on her. On us. I may be broken, and scarred, and not the man I used to be, but I will do whatever it takes to remind her of the story of us.

IndigoJade is a small art company owned by Lisa Hetrick. I know Lisa from back when she used to be a Unity Stamp Company designer. Now she's a watercolor artist. She showcases her daily art on her Instagram wall and recently I splurged and bought some of her art from her Etsy store for my walls. Now I need to get them framed.

Writing Goals...
I'll admit this hasn't been a great year for me writing words-wise. Luckily, I've had a stockpile of books written so the release schedule is totally packed, regardless. But overall, my writing productivity has been about 1/2 my norm the last few months, but that's what makes this feel even more amazing. Accountability is key!
Note: It's a good month when I hit 30k for the month, so to be already over that only halfway through the month is AWESOME!!

Things that make me happy...
1. Books...I love the escape, the feeling of when a book sweeps me away, the warm fuzzy feeling when I look at my filled bookshelves. Books make me happy.
2. Scents...I'm a candle girl. I've mentioned a few of my favorites on here before, but right now I have one burning from Tyler Candle Company called French Market that is my all time favorite. It smells SO GOOD!

3., wine, or beer. It doesn't matter which one it is. Grabbing a cup or glass of any of these makes me feel a little pampered. Seriously, a tiny little happy throughout the day.

A Surprise is Coming...

Be sure you check back next Friday. I have a very special announcement in store...

(hint...I think you all will like it!)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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