Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

I’m so excited to be part of the Seven 11 Blog Hop, and today marks our first hop! Eleven authors, including myself, are doing this blog hop where on the 11th of each month we post seven lines from one of our writing projects. It can be a published piece or a piece we’re currently working on. And since the first book in my Love in the City series, Wanted By You, is currently *FREE* on iBooks and Amazon for a limited time, I’ve decided to share seven lines from Carter and Ellyson’s story:

“The old wooden door creaked as it opened and a familiar sensation swept over me, making every nerve in my body stand up in alert and my teeth pull at my bottom lip. The beat in my chest thumped louder and louder, rattling every bone in my body, boiling every ounce of blood running through my system like a volcano getting ready to erupt.

And then I felt it again.

The fluttering from within.

The notorious butterflies that I hadn’t felt in the past five years were back, and only one guy had that kind of magic.”

The second book in the Love in the City series, Fantasized By You, releases on July 14th, so now is the perfect time to start the series if you haven’t yet! The series follows a group of friends looking for love in the city and each book is about a different couple, but you will continue to read about the whole gang in each book. I love them all too much to leave any of them out!

To check out the other authors involved in the Seven 11 blog hop and read their posts, click their names below!

Amanda Aksel – for a chance to win an ecopy of her debut novel, The Man Test, click here to enter!

Heather Hildenbrand 

Bethany Lopez

Shawn McGuire

Alicia Sheehy

Kayla Smith

SM Boyce

Heather Brewer

Justine Winter

Nikki Jefford

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you stay tuned for our next hop in August!

Seven 11 blog hop

Fantasized By You: Cover Reveal + Giveaway!

Bandit Publishing and I are excited to share with you the cover reveal for Fantasized By You designed by IndieBookCovers!

Make sure to join the FB release event, add to your Goodreads, and enter the giveaway for winner’s choice of gift card to Amazon, B&N or iBooks below!

Title: Fantasized By You

Series: Love in the City – Book #2

(It is part of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. Book #2 is based on a different couple, but you will see characters from
Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1))

Cover Designer: IndieBookCovers

TO BE RELEASED: JULY 14th!

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Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.
She’s given up on her fantasy.
Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn’t thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.
He’s ready to turn his fantasy into reality.
But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.

You can pre-order on iBooks:

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Then go ahead and add it to your Goodreads list as well!

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A Dream Come True

I’m officially a published author.

How do I know this?

1. Two bloggers made teasers for my book.

2. Another blogger included GIFs in her review.

3. You can find me on Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

4. I found jellyfish pirating my book.

At first, I was pissed. I still am pissed because my book is $3.99! You can’t even get a meal at a fast food restaurant for that cheap anymore. So, the fact that people have to steal my book because they can’t “afford” it pisses me off.

With that being said, screw all those damn jellyfish! I know I have loyal readers out there who have bought the book because they’ve messaged me about it. They’ve left a review for it. They’ve asked me when book two is coming out. They actually care. So, thank you, to all of you who are loyal readers, who love the written word enough to spend your hard earned money on the things you love instead of being a cheap-ass jellyfish!

Since publishing Wanted By You last week, things have been a little crazy but incredibly fun! I’ve loved getting to meet people from all over the world, from here in the US to the UK and Australia; it’s been mind-blowingly awesome and I can’t wait to meet more of you!

Another thing: fangirling. I’m so used to being a fangirl myself, I can’t even wrap my head around having others fangirling over me and my book. I will never get used to that. I love reading and writing so much that I could talk about books all day. So, whether I’m reading a message from someone saying they loved the book or I’m reading a review, I’m right there with them fangirling over every little thing because I’m just as excited as they are about the book and for me to finish writing book two! So, if you want to talk about my book or the Love in the City series with me, shoot me a message or comment here on my website. I love talking about books!

I’ve also loved reading honest feedback from you, the readers, because it’s helping me better myself as a writer. Right now as I read through reviews, I’m figuring out what readers love about my writing and what I need to work on. So please, keep the reviews coming! I also have some treats to share with all of you once I get more reviews:

  • When I get 50 reviews, I’ll post the Wanted By You soundtrack (37 songs)!
  • When I get 100 reviews, I’ll post the Polyvore boards (aka the clothes) from Wanted By You!
  • When I get 125 reviews, I’ll post some extras from Wanted By You, e.g., all 28 items from the Bucket List Countdown and other goodies!

So, if you haven’t left a review for Wanted By You yet, please consider doing so! I’d love you for it! Plus, I know you secretly want these extras as much as I’m dying to share them with you!

Again, thank you to everyone who hasn’t been a jellyfish, who’s bought a copy of my book and supported me from the very beginning. Becoming a published writer has been a dream come true for me, and I’m incredibly honored that so many of you are ready for more from me.