Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Five...on Saturday...again!

GUARDED DESIRE is getting closer...
I got my first batch of ARC's this week. 

So, things are coming.

Next Friday, we'll have the cover reveal.

ARC readers!
I'll be contacting bloggers for reviews this week.
Including print copies for bookstagrammers.

(If you're interested in reviewing, email me! )

And then it releases June 21st!!

So, how about a glimpse of the cover blurb?

Kidnapped and terrorized, I refuse to let anyone break me. I can stand on my own, no matter what it costs...even if that cost is my life.

I was living the life of an ordinary college coed, but that existence was blown wide open when I was kidnapped while visiting my very famous mother, rock-star, ViviAnna.

Now I’m back at college, pretending life is normal while dodging paparazzi and dealing with my face showing up regularly on the nightly news. Trying to find a new balance isn’t happening and the effort to not jump at every shadow or bump in the night is messing with my head more than I ever expected.

I’m a highly trained bodyguard, but that doesn’t mean I want to deal with some spoiled pop princess’s daughter, especially if she’s anything like her handsy mother.

But when I met Elle, she shocked the hell out of me. She’s nice and thoughtful with an incredible inner strength. Even more surprising...she doesn’t want me anywhere near her. But every once in a while I see a flash of fear and vulnerability that make all my protective instincts flare.

I have to protect her.

Because they never caught her kidnapper...

Note: This book is the first in a series of stand-alone, romantic suspense, new adult novels involving sexy bodyguards and the coeds they protect.

I hope you're intrigued...

Little Bit is officially a middle schooler.

She graduated from fifth grade this week. 
We were thrilled my parents (pictured above) got to be here for the ceremony.

We're so proud of her. It's been a difficult year for her, but she's thrived despite that. 
Love this girl so much!

What I'm loving right now...
Okay, warning...this is another office supply fangirl gush.
(I know...I'm a total nerd, but I'm okay with that.)

After gushing about the Green Room paper a few weeks ago, I really began searching out a dot-grid journal book (that I'll be able to use for my bullet journal) that would give me just as much pleasure to write on. 

I introduce you to Rhodia journal books. OMG, I love these books and they come in amazingly gorgeous colors which is just like the frosting on top of the cupcake (which interestingly enough is another one of my favorite things). But anyway, I digress...
The two outside books are smaller (ie, less pages)...and will be the size I use for my bullet journal that I carry with me when I move to this book for my daily. (Right now I'm still in my Leuchtterm.)
(^^^164 pages, not numbered, no index^^^)
(^^^224 pages, numbered, index^^^)

Both books are A5 size and both feel like you're writing on smooth and makes me love simply writing in them.

Note...I'm not only using these for bullet journals. 
Two of the above journals are in use. 

The purple one on the left is my marketing journal where I track what marketing efforts I make on a weekly basis, as well as notes from various books, masterminds, and webinars I'm attending)
^^^marketing tracker^^^

The brown one in the center is my plotting book where I take notes for plotting upcoming books. It's one of the larger goalbooks and is in a Chic Sparrow trifold cover (Note...CS only makes the trifold available a couple of times a year...this one is Pemberley Aubergine). I like this cover for this single book because it wraps around, protecting the notebook, and takes up very little space (it conforms to the single book making it very slim).
^^^Chic Sparrow trifold TN for marketing^^^

Summer Bucket List...

*Have an amazing time in Denver...both at RWA and with family events (I'm dragging my family along for vacation...including the Kid who's flying in to meet us)
*Take time to be 'present' with my family
*Get my Play It Again series completely written (3 books + couple of novellas...Fall release)
*Dedicate time each day with Kat
*Stay on task (despite sleeping in)
*Maintain a schedule.
*Have FUN!

And how about one last glimpse into the world of Guarded Desire before I leave?

cover reveal: June 1
releasing: June 21

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. 
It's the official start of summer here in the US with Memorial Day.
Awww, days of sleeping in.
I'm so ready!


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