Multi-Author Mid-Summer Ever on FB

I hope everyone is having a stupendous Saturday! Lots of great things coming your way over the next couple of days. Today at 2:30 CST I’m going to be participating in the Multi-Author Mid-Summer Event meeting and greeting new people and giving away some cool prizes. Feel free to swing by for some fun and a chance to win.

https://www.facebook.com/events/252723191587265/

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Special Offer of Blowing The Whistle & Keep Moving By Ivy

This week has dragged on with assistance of the weather complicating things. Today I felt inspired to give a special offer of Blowing The Whistle out for free on Amazon. Make sure to grab your copy before the special ends on May 6th!

It’s Friday and while some are lucky to have the weekend off, others have to work through it. This song is for you. We all just have to keep moving. 🙂

Young Adult Romance Vs Adult Romance

I have written both Adult Romance and Young Adult Romance but the writing experience for both are very different. I’ve written three Adult Romance novels, Glimmer of Hope, Blowing The Whistle and Hope Has A Glare. They were fun to write but there seemed to be pressure all through out that the content needed to be deeper, darker, sexier, etc. Those extra details helped form the stories into what I needed them to become but the pressure made the writing process that much harder. 

I just finished writing Hope Has A Glare, the sequel to Glimmer of Hope which I enjoyed for many different reasons but while the foundation was already set, the pressure was intense while writing. It felt as though I wasn’t doing enough, going deep enough into the characters situations or exploring enough in other aspects. And while the pressure helped to reach deeper, make better connections and an extraordinary story it left an unsettling feeling in its wake. I can’t really explain it better than that.

While writing the Young Adult Romance My Night Breeze, it became apparent that this was going to be special. I didn’t know why or exactly what the difference was but I could just feel it. The story was already outlined so it wasn’t that; there was a sense about what needed to happen and how to execute it. I think the word that fits perfectly is innocence. Writing about the time period while were still pure and innocent has it’s own vibe that connects the reader to that time in their lives. 

With My Night Breeze completed, I’ve begun writing the sequel which after writing the Adult Romance was a little bit awkward trying to get back into the groove of another sub-genre however that feeling of specialness came back. I began writing the first chapter and it felt like pixie dust was falling down all around me because my fingers took off without a second thought. I’ve already completed two chapters in one week and at this rate, I could have the entire story finished by week nine.

I wouldn’t say that I prefer to write Young Adult because I have many Adult novels on the way but I’m still astounded by how easy some stories come while others don’t. It just makes it that much more exciting and leaves the door open for growth while pushing through the pressures to create a story that readers can connect to. I’ve never loved writing more than in this moment and I’m sure tomorrow I’ll love it even more.

Valentine’s Day Deal- Two Books For Two Bucks!

It is the official holiday for my genre and I feel it necessary to share the love I have with others. Who doesn’t enjoy a fabulous deal? I think the title speaks for itself. Two Books For Two Bucks! Glimmer of Hope & Blowing The Whistle both for $0.99!

Be sure to snag up your copies quick on Friday!

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Available on Amazon 🙂

Blowing The Whistle Available This Friday!

The weather around here has been nothing but snow and ice since Monday with a minor break yesterday. I awoke to even more snow now being covered up with sleet and freezing rain. I wouldn’t mind so much if I was staying home to write in it but I do have to go to work and drive in the mess that I can already see piling up on the highway. I can only hope that everyone gets to their destination safely without any accidents.

So I figured with all the inclement weather and grey covered skies possibly bringing everyone’s mood down, I’d make a happy announcement. Friday, February 7th, 2014 Blowing The Whistle will be available for purchase! This story holds an extremely special place in my heart and I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone.

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Description: Nursing her own demons, Ally Fields isn’t a typical college student. Her life is solely focused on classes, and her goal is to maintain her very high GPA. Ally isn’t a typical girl, either; her only form of entertainment is a rule-bound “arrangement” with an older businessman, Leon.

 

Life is turned upside down for Ally just as she reaches what she thought was the comfort and control she had always strived for. Trevor takes over, challenging every decision she makes and forcing a friendship she doesn’t want. Trevor turns her world upside down and inside out as she is forced to decide whether she will use him for her own purposes or succumb to his challenging charm.

 

Thank you fellow writers, authors, bloggers, readers, and friends for all of your support. I appreciate all of you. Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay safe! 🙂

Back To The Writing/Reading Board

I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like to lately mostly because of the Holidays and working. Now that the Holiday madness has ended and everything seems to be settling down, I’ll have more time to be here. I’ve been steadily working on Blowing The Whistle, getting it edited and the cover is nearly finished. What makes a writer happier than being on time with a story? Being early! There aren’t enough words to express how happy I am for this story to be published.

Now that I have the time, I’m going to be trying to complete the last 25% of Hope Has A Glare as that publishing date will sneak up on me if I don’t start early. I love the weekends especially Saturdays, I don’t ‘have’ to do anything other than sit and write. My personal paradise where reality is what I say it is. We’ve all had moments where we’ve wanted to escape and lately I’ve more than wanted to hibernate in my self-created world.

Late last night I decided that I needed to read something interesting but I didn’t know where to start. My list of books to read is very long. I had heard great things about Beautiful Bastard By Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings so I gave it a shot…at 10 pm. I managed a quick peak at the clock between chapters and it was almost 1am. I was so engrossed that time meant nothing and my brain/ heart begged me to continue reading. I had to call it quits or I’d be a mess for work today but I plan on finishing it today if possible. I’m already at Chapter 12, 59% says my iPhone and I can’t wait to jump back into the story. TGIF!

Nothing’s so cold
As closing the heart when all we need
Is to free the soul
But we wouldn’t be that brave I know
And the air outside so soft, confessing everything
Everything

All I want is to feel this way
To be this close, to feel the same
All I want is to feel this way
The evening speaks, I feel it say…

And it won’t matter now
Whatever happens to me
Though the air speaks of all we’ll never be
It won’t trouble me

All I want is to feel this way
To be this close, to feel the same
All I want is to feel this way
The evening speaks, I feel it say…

All I Want By Emery

Breeze Series, Hope Series, Blowing the Whistle & Destiny Series

Nothing’s so co…