Finally, The Everlast Trilogy (+ novella) is out in the world!
During this week only, the boxed set is priced at $0.99 … next week it’ll go back to its regular price ($4.99), so if you were planning on read this series, now is the time to get all books for less than a buck!
For many reasons, 2016 was a terrible year, but it had good moments too.
In my writing life, I came back to writing and publishing after a 15 month hiatus. I was able to write 430k words, I published 2 novels and 1 novella, wrote a bunch more. I learned a lot about my own process and how I can be more productive – hopefully that sticks. I hope my writing got a tiny bit better, after all practice is everything, isn’t it? I strengthened my friendship with writers and connected with new people. I participated of a few workshops and read many craft books.
Hopefully, 2017 will be even better.
I don’t like to make resolutions or goals for the new year, but I like to state what I will *try* to achieve.
For example, in 2017 I will try to:
- write even more – at least 450k words
- publish 4 to 5 novels
- read a bit more (my reading has been suffering!)
- learn more about marketing
- interact more with my readers (I’ve been really bad with Twitter and Facebook and I want to correct that). The first step will be to create a reader group on Facebook. More on that later!
I also want to:
- change the colors of my website – I love the style, but I’m getting sick of the pink lol
- take a new author pic
- go to a conference? Maybe participate on a signing? We’ll see …
Also, I love the #wordoftheyear thing, where you choose a word for the entire year. I’m gonna be bold this year and go with this one:
This is the year. This is the year I’m gonna give everything I have to this writing/publishing thing and I hope it’ll work out … nothing will stop me in the pursuit of my goals. I’m determined to work hard, to go after my dreams, to write all the words and publish all the books, to make the most of everything, to enjoy my life and my family and my friends. In 2017, I’m determined to succeed!
That’s it so far. Nothing too big, just a little more than what I did in 2016 – but with more focus.
What will you try to achieve in 2017?
I’ve got a “new” book out! This book was actually published before, as Her Heart’s Secret Wish, by a small publisher. I got the rights back in the beginning of this year and now I’ve published it for free!
Go grab your copy today!
With a renowned reputation as a player, she had everything figured out…
Twenty-year-old college student, Natasha is the life of every party and the reason behind many celebrations. The easiest girl on campus has all guys at her feet and more than a few in her bed.
…until he came into the game…
Having entered the academic world by chance, Professor Jason Stone is surprised to find one of his young students a huge temptation. The infamous Natasha has caught his attention. But is there more to her than meets the eye?
…and changed the rules.
As their unexpected friendship grows, so does their attraction to each other. When Jason’s Christmas plans are canceled and he ends up at the same party as Natasha, sparks flare, destroying the safe zone around them. Will they figure out how to break through their self-imposed barriers to be together, or lose one another forever?
New Adult contemporary romance novella (15k words).
November Book Fair
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Follow this link to see/download the free books!
December Mega Giveaway
Follow this link to enter the Mega Giveaway!
That’s all for now!
What is this? Another update post in the same year? That’s a miracle! hehe
Though, I’m still failing on social media. I confess I have no patience to scroll through Twitter anymore, and Facebook can irritate me in two seconds depending on the post I stumbled across. The only thing that is still tolerable is Instagram. And maybe Pinterest, but even this last one I haven’t visited as often as before.
I’m trying to be a little better at social media, because I know a writer should interact more with other writers and readers, etc … and I do miss that but it might take me a while to actually get back into it.
Anyway, what have I been up to? Too many things, actually.
Let’s see if I can list them:
- I just revamped Playing Pretend. I added 13k words on it, reedited, got a new cover, and uploaded the new version everywhere. I have book review tour scheduled for January. If you’re a book blogger or an avid reader who likes to share your reviews on your blog and/or social media and/or vendors website, you can participate! Follow this link to sign-up!
- I’m finishing touch-ups on a Christmas novella that I’ll release in December. Heads up: it’ll be free!
- I’m writing a secret new book! I’ve started it back in July, put it aside to work on other things, but now I’m back at it and I’m using NaNoWriMo to finish it.
- I’m also working on Breaking 4. It’s going slow as I’m working on plotting it right now, but it’s going. (Though I do have 20k words written on it already!)
And these are all the things happening now. I won’t list the things to come, because 1) there are too many and 2) I change my mind constantly and the list I show you today will probably be different from the one I come up with next week.
Now tell me what is up with you?
Playing Pretend is almost 3 years old and, since I still like this story very much, I thought it needed a revamp. I got a new cover and add more words (13k more words to be exact) and reedited.
Check out the new cover:
**New extended (13,000 more words) and re-edited version!**
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 who man that made her proud of her true self?
A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance (17+)
And here’s a giveaway just for you:
Hope you like it!
Look! It’s the cover reveal of Breaking Down (The Breaking Series #4). What do you think?
BREAKING DOWN (The Breaking Series, #4)
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, sex scene
Word Count: 100,000
Release date: 2017
Cover: Najla Qamber Designs
Gabi was born to play polo, but her career opportunities are far from abundant. She’d have her best shot at her goal if she could move from Brazil to the U.S., where many of her family and friends already live. However, the U.S. government doesn’t exactly issue work visas without a sponsor. And there aren’t many women’s polo teams in the U.S. that are hiring.
Tyler already gave up his dreams. Because of an inherited debt, he’ll probably finish paying it off when he’s dead. Tyler had to drop out of vet school and work, work, work. He desperately needs money, but his options are limited.
Until Tyler meets Gabi, and sheproposes a deal with the potential to change everything.
She will pay him to marry her. He’ll get the money to pay off his debts, and Gabi will get a green card and the freedom to follow her passion. A fake, temporary marriage to a beautiful, hot girl doesn’t sound like a bad deal.
As their fake marriage starts to turn into a real one, a twist of fate threatens to tear them apart, and a choice needs to be made.
Their dreams or themselves.
Companion novel of Breaking Free and Breaking Away and Breaking Through. Can be read as a standalone. Genre: NA contemporary romance. Warning: strong language and sex scene.
How awesome all the covers look like side by side?? So awesome!
And, just in case you guys want to buy any of the other books, here are the links:
Breaking Free (Book 1):
Breaking Away (Book 2):
Breaking Through (Book 3):
The links for Breaking Down (Book 4) are coming soon!
Enter the giveaway:
Look! I have a new book out!
BREAKING TRHOUGH (The Breaking Series, #3)
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Warning: strong language, sex scene, mentions of rape and domestic violence
Word Count: 100,000
Release date: Aug/22/2015
Cover: Najla Qamber Designs
From the outside, Hilary Taylor has it all—beauty, money, a caring family, good friends—but inside she’s struggling, full of fears. Events from the past forever changed her, and though years of therapy have helped, she still has a long way to go…. No matter how much progress she’s made, Hil isn’t sure she’ll ever be able to trust men again. Especially one who sees her as nothing more than a pretty face. But Hil knows it’s time to face her fears, and the best way to do that is to start small.
To Guilherme Fernandes life is about three things: polo, parties and pretty girls—only one of which he takes seriously. Gui is too focused on his polo career to waste time on relationships, however he can’t help but be intrigued by the beautiful yet troubled Hil. So when she decides she’d like to learn more about horses, Gui is happy to find himself in the right place at the right time. But what was supposed to be a one time thing, soon turns into a weekly date.
As Gui helps her discover a new found love for horses, Hil’s guard begins to crumble. The more support Gui offers, the more she wants to accept…and the more the lines of friendship blur. Despite knowing better, Hil can’t help it as Gui slowly breaks through the walls she’s built. Now she has to decide if she’ll stop him there, or if she’ll finally let her fear go and allow Gui to reach for her heart.
You guys! To celebrate the release of Breaking Through, I changed the price of the other books in the series too! All books are $3.99 each, and look how much they are costing now:
But it’s only for a limited time! Go grab your copies now!
Hope you guys enjoy it! :)
Long time, no see! But hey, I haven’t been THAT quiet anymore, have I?
Though, I’m still failing on twitter and a little bit on facebook, I’ve been working A LOT.
My toddler finally started daycare two weeks ago. At first, I used my “free time” to catch up on many chores I had dangling over my head, but now that [almost] everything is done and organized, I’ve been writing many, many words again. And it feels so great!
On Wednesday, for example, I wrote 7k words! I hadn’t done that in … I don’t know, 3 years? That was a long time coming …
Anyway, let me tell about a few things going on around here:
- Breaking Through is almost, almost done! It releases on Aug 22nd and the pre-order links are up (check this page for the links). There will be a book blitz with giveaways and such during the week of Aug22-26, and if you have a blog, you can sign up for it by following this link here.
- A few weeks ago, I announced I’ll be writing Breaking Down, the fourth book in The Breaking Series soon, and there will be a cover reveal for it on Sept 12th. Again, if you have a blog and would like to share the cover, please sign-up for it here.
- I have two giveaways going on right now, one on goodreads, and another throughout all social media. Check them both bellow:
See this box? Let’s called it a Juliana’s Mystery Box.
What is inside? Well, like the name says, it’s a mystery, but I can tell you it’s bookish ;)
And I’m gonna give it away on Aug 1st … How can you try to win it? Simple. Sign up for my newsletter! http://eepurl.com/CKsmX
If you’re already a subscriber, awesome! You’re already on the run. If you aren’t, then sign up now!
On Aug 1st I’ll randomly choose a winner!
And that’s it for now! Talk to you soon!