Let’s celebrate the month of LOVE with a giveaway?!
Because we appreciate our readers and fans, some writer friends and I put together two bundles of books, one YA and other NA.
All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below:
The lovelies Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme. Here’s Jaime’s explanation about it: “It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.”
WHAT I’M READING
I’ve started a certain book last week, on Thursday I think, but I didn’t get too far. Just went to 18% and, well, it’s not that I gave up, it’s just that it wasn’t compelling enough to make me want to go back to it, so I didn’t. While I thought about maybe reading this book, I could have been reading something else. Ugh. Hate when I feel like I wasted precious reading time. Anyway …
I’m almost done with The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson. Great, great book so far. It’s not that I’m learning anything new, but it’s always good to see how others do the same thing in different ways, and that helps our own creation and process. Plus, she keeps saying over and over that we should just sit down and write. Finish the first draft. Worry if it’s good or not, about revising it, about changing the entire first quarter later, adding subplot, or cutting one one, later. First, finish it! And it’s sooooo true. I wish I could tattoo that in my brain so I don’t ever forget about this simple advice again.
WHAT I’M WRITING
Playing Pretend is still with my editor, going through the second pass of edits. I should have it back later this week, and then I’ll do my thing and send it back to my editor for another pass of edits. Oi!
I finally stopped plotting Breaking Fences and started writing it! Yesterday I wrote 4031 words! My writing time is reduced today, but even so I hope to write at least 2000 words, and then another 4k tomorrow and Friday!
Meanwhile, my brain is always trying to skip ahead, right, trying to plot out the next thing I’ll write. It has been like that forever and it’ll always be like that … So, on the side, I’ve been plotting The Everlasting Circle (The Everlast Trilogy #3). Well, actually, it’s more like a taking-notes-of-whatever-comes-to-mind phase, and then later I’ll transform these ideas into a plot.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
My own writing. Not because I think my writing is good—believe me, I think most of what I write is crap, most of the time lol I always need someone else telling me it’s not crap like 500 times before I start believing it—but because the words are flowing and nothing feels better than actually getting the words down and being productive. I love seeing the word count go up!
Oh, and I just saw this ad this morning, while I was on the elliptical, and well, it’s a ad for Jaguar but it’s so awesome. Go watch it:
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO
Not much. Let’s see …
Ginger and I had our write-in last week here at my house. It was good – and too quiet lol I think I’m used to our write-ins being in places like Panera or Starbucks, where it’s always loud!
The lawyers finally sent our Greencard petition to the government (only about 6 months late, but I won’t bore you with the details about it now) – if all goes well, we should have Greencards by the end of the year!
Oh, our sofa broke right in the middle! We bought a cheap one from Ikea when we moved back to the US in March 2012, because we thought, well one day we’ll buy a house and then we’ll want to choose a different sofa to go with the pretty new house. We bought the pretty new house in April 2013 and we didn’t buy a new sofa. But I think the cheap sofa was so tired of us and wanted us to keep our promise, it just gave up and died LOL So now we’re sofa hunting, though I don’t want to buy it in a rush. I want to look for something good, durable, but not too expensive. Any recs of good furniture stores? :)
In book related news, I’m organizing a Release Day Event for Playing Pretend with Grapevine Book Tours for March 3rd to 5th.
And I created a goodreads giveaway for 2 signed paperbacks of Playing Pretend:
Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?
Don’t forget to stop by Erin’s blog and check out the linky list of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!
Title: In Chains
Author: Michelle Abbott
Genre: New adult romance
In Chains (In Chains #1) has a new cover, designed by Deranged Doctor Design http://www.derangeddoctordesign.com/
A romance set in a world where slavery is government run and slaves are fitted with microchips.
Savannah, fleeing a turbulent relationship, seeks solace at her brother’s country farmhouse. It’s there that she meets Kayden; her brother’s slave who’s considered less than human. These two damaged souls form an unbreakable bond, one that’s about to be tested, because Kayden is her brother’s property and he will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
Please note this book contains some sexual scenes, violence and strong language.
Add it on Goodreads!
Michelle Abbott lives in the UK.
She loves to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl and she likes to read all genres of romance.
When she’s not reading or writing she enjoys travelling and seeing new places and occasionally she picks up her knitting needles and attempts to finish the sweater she started two years ago.
by Juliana Haygert
Publication: March 3rd, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.
When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man who made her proud of her true self?
**A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance (17+)**
Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway on goodreads – two signed paperbacks for grabs!