This post was all set to be the shortest one in the history of blogging. I planned on simply revealing the title for the much-anticipated Love Always, Kate novella and that was it.
However, for fun, I decided to also throw in an excerpt!! It's a short one, but I still hope you like it.
Okay, so back to the title. The Love Always, Kate novella will be called "Eight Days." As the title suggests, this novella runs through the events in Damian's life that happened in the eight days Kate was in the medicated coma. And it's all from Damian's POV.
And the excerpt? Well, here it is!
Kate’s file is under my heels. I lower my legs and pick it up, opening the flimsy cover. The fucking thing is so thick, a lump rises in my throat at the weight of it. Last time I’d only flipped through it to find out who she was; this time, I’ll read every damn word.
I start in the back of the file, where she’d gone in for what her doctors thought was mono. I don’t care that I don’t understand half the shit I read; it still hurts like hell to read everything she’s been through.
The further into the file I venture, the more I realize that being with Kate is incredibly stupid. She’s sick, and at any second I could lose her. I know that the deeper I go with her, the harder it will be to walk away. And I should walk away.
I’m not good for her, and she’s not good for me.
She deserves better. Someone stronger than me, who won’t fall apart when shit gets real. That’s my MO. Even tonight, if the news is bad, I don’t think I can handle it. I’m a fucked-up mess.
Half way through, I shut the file and push it as far from me as possible. The thing almost falls off the desk.
“I’m done. I can’t do this,” I mutter, digging my phone out of my back pocket. I need to cut the ties with Kate before I’m too attached.
I dial the number to the one girl who understands me, the one who’s good at numbing my mind. She picks right up like she always does. Tonight, I need her as much as she usually needs me.
And there you have it folks! I'm working hard for a December 2014 release date on this.
Who loves a sale?
*waves hands in the air* Me, I do!!
If you do too, then this is PERFECT, because both of my books are ON SALE for a limited time! Yep, you read that correctly! You can buy Love Always, Kate for only .99 and The Spirit is ... FREE!!
But only for a limited time, so hurry up if you want to take advantage of this awesome deal!
I love making announcements! And this one is especially fun because not only does it come off the heel of the release of Love Always, Kate, but it was spawned by your feedback!
Many of you said you wanted more from Damian throughout the novel, but since the novel was mostly Kate's diary, I didn't know how it would work. Plus, it would've ruined the ending.
I've been working on a Love Always, Kate novella from Damian's POV! It is currently untitled, but it takes place in the eight days that Kate is in the medicated coma. What did Damian do during that time?
Well, you can find out this fall when the novella is set to release.
And as soon as I come up with an awesome title, you'll be the first to know!
For a while now, the second book in the Love Always series has been a bit of a mystery, especially concerning the title. Well, wait no longer!
Yeah, I finally--FINALLY--decided on a title. Sometimes titles are easy, and sometimes they're a royal pain in the butt. Part of the problem with this one was that I didn't have the book fully resolved in my head yet. But now that it is, the title just makes perfect sense, even though I wasn't sure about it in the beginning.
Okay, sorry, I'm rambling, but I couldn't just give it you, right? Wait for it.
Wait for it.
Wait for it...
Love Always #2 will be called...
Love Always, Damian.
It's finished! Finally, I can breathe again.
So, without further ado, I present the blurb for The Body (Spirit Trilogy #2) coming out fall 2014. ENJOY!
They vowed to never return.
Their lives depend on it. With last summer behind them, Lucas and Carrie think they’re safe.
Only the Moore House isn’t through with them.
When Lucas receives bad news, the search for the elusive half-demon who holds the key to Lucas’s death becomes first priority. The creature might be Lucas’s only shot at finding his soul. Problem is he doesn’t want to be found.
Dead ends and blocked attempts leave them wary.
Lucas seems to be fading away. His eyes no longer glow, his skin pales. Exhaustion consumes him, leaving him distant when he’s with Carrie. Not knowing what’s happening to him kills her.
From all around, shadows creep in, and there’s nowhere to hide.
Then, a mysterious stranger suddenly appears in town and unlocks a deadly secret from Lucas’s past. When the Moore House becomes their only escape--
No one is safe.
Truth be told, I hoped Love Always, Kate would hit best seller's status. But let's face it, that's a tough order to fill, especially in the NA (new adult) category and this being a debut novel. I thought, "Maybe after it's been out for a year or so..."
My baby is only two weeks old. She's still little and vulnerable, and be that as it may, on her two week birthday, she exceeded my expectations!
#84 in New Adult
#84 in Inspirational!
Now, that all happened before I got up that morning, so I didn't get a screen shot of my baby blowing out her candles until later, when she dipped a little.
And thanks to all of you, she's hung in there on that best seller's list, the little baby that she is, on a playground filled with much bigger kids. You amazing readers have made my year!
Thank you to Limitless Publishing for this awesome cover! It's absolutely beautiful! Thanks also to Holly's Hot Reads for hosting the event with an exclusive excerpt. So many blogs posted this cover, too many to name, but I'd like to thank all of them. I really appreciate it!
And of course, thanks to everyone who came to my FB cover reveal party, added me as a friend, liked my fanpage, followed me on Twitter, added the book to Goodreads, and entered to win one of five ebooks!
I couldn't have done it without you!
I'm an author. I'm impatient, so here it goes:
We all have those side projects. While querying The Spirit, my side project was a re-write of the first book I ever wrote--when I was twelve. Back then I called it Kate's Diary; now it's Love Always, Kate.
And WOW! has it changed!
The original story took place when Kate was eleven and was first diagnosed with leukemia. It followed her struggles and the ups and downs of her disease, but more than that, it focused on the friendships she made, and the people who got her through it. I may write this out in the future.
In Love Always, Kate, Kate is eighteen and is on her third relapse in seven years. Her life has revolved around her disease, she's learned how to handle it, and now, she just wants to be 'normal.' But 'normal' isn't hanging around hospitals, nurses, and needles. That is, until Damian makes a wrong turn into the chemo room and completely redefines Kate's definition of normal.
Below is my query:
Dear Diary, Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is.
The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again.
I have three options:
1. Another round of chemo.
2. A super-new experimental drug.
3. Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left.
I think I know what I want. Then, in walks Damian, changing everything.
I mean, everything.
He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds.
Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve.
Never mind. I’m down to two options now.
Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living. Worth fighting for.
Worth dying for.
So, without further ado, I'm very happy to announce that my NA contemporary, Love Always, Kate will be published by Limitless Publishing later this year! www.limitlesspublishing.com
Make sure to check it out on Goodreads!
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