Another book is on the way! Yay! After so long without publishing any books, now I’m trying to compensate ;)
This is the 3rd book on The Breaking Series – this is Hil’s story (Hannah’s younger sister).
The release is scheduled for Aug 22nd and there will be a book blitz that week. If you have a blog and want to post about it, please sign up for the book blitz clicking here!
BREAKING THROUGH (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: August 22nd 2016
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.
SURPRISE: I’m writing the 4th book on the series about Gabi (Gui’s sister) and should have a cover reveal coming next month! Keep an eye out for the sign-up link! But you can already add it on goodreads – it’s called BREAKING DOWN!
Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway on goodreads:
Look at this! A new blog post! Ha! I do one of these, what, twice a year? lol
But seriously, I’m feeling very proud of myself right now and needed to share a few things.
So, it’s the halfway point in the year and I’ve written 4 books this year so far, a total of 184,000 words (I started writing Breaking Through in Nov/2015, finished it in Jan/2016; then I wrote Everlast #3, which already had 25k words on it when I picked it up in Feb/2016; then I wrote a 20k words novella which I don’t know will ever be published; and then I wrote a new book from start to finish, around 70k words).
You guys, that is huge for me! After not writing anything last year (except for the last 2 months of 2015), I’m doing so much better. And keep in mind, I have a toddler at home with me full time. Next month she’ll start halfday daycare and then I hope to write even moooooore. In fact, I still want to write 2 more full length novels and 1 novella this year.
But the thing is, if it wasn’t for that quote from Stephen King, I wouldn’t have started writing again last November.
I think I would have started writing back eventually, but it would have taken me longer, and I would have been slower … all because of this quote.
Anyway, today starts CampNaNo and, even though I need to finish revisions of the last book I finished drafting, I’ll be participating. Hopefully, by the end of July, I’ll have the first half of my new manuscript written!
All that is to say … keep going! Keep writing! Keep swimming (hey, Finding Dory is finally out!)! Don’t give up! You can do it!
Finally! The Everlasting Circle is out!
I confess there were times when I thought I would never finish this book. But now it’s done and it’s out and I can breathe easier!
Check below the book details and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
THE EVERLASTING CIRCLE (The Everlast Trilogy #3)
Genre: NA Fantasy
Word Count: 70,000
Warning: strong language, sex scene
Release date: June 27th 2016
Cover: Okay Creations
This is the 3rd book on The Everlast Trilogy. May contain spoilers of the previous books:
The war is approaching and the time to find enough allies for an army is running out. As is Nadine’s life.
Though Micah would love to spend more time trying to find a solution for Nadine’s impeding death, she would rather focus on strategies to win the war. With a new hero, a new god, and new abilities, Nadine starts to believe they might actually have a chance to chase the darkness away from the world.
Until betrayal drags them back to step zero.
Lost and angry, Nadine almost gives up. Almost. Her time on this Earth might be ending, but she has too much to do before she’s ready to die. Against all odds, Nadine will keep fighting to win the war until her very last breath.
Enter the rafflecopter giveaway here:
Don’t forget DESTINY GIFT is FREE! Start the series right away!
Hope you enjoy it! :)
I kinda love challenges. Last month, I won CampNaNo, and when Ghenet, a good friend of mine, mentioned she and other writers are hosting a bootcamp from May 1st to June 30th, I was very interested.
So, I joined the YA Buccaneers Spring Bootcamp exciting challenge and here are my goals:
- finish line-edits on The Everlasting Circle (The Everlast Trilogy, book 3) and send them back to my editor by the end of the week.
- finish revising Breaking Through (The Breaking Series, book 3) by the deadline (May 23rd) and send it to my editor for content editing.
- finish writing the first draft of my NA fantasy tentatively titled The Energy Within – I already have 32k word written so it shouldn’t take too long now.
I know it seems a lot, but I know it’s doable.
We have private groups on Facebook for support and also on twitter. And we’re using the hashtag #YABspring2016 on twitter and instagram – check us out!
So, why don’t you join us?
I know I’m still very quiet online, so I just wanted to give you guys an update of how are things around this side of the computer.
My baby is 14 months old now and she’s very active! She’s still very attached to me, which makes writing hard. Thankfully, she naps twice a day, for about 2-2.5 hours (combined) which gives me time to write/revise, etc … And most nights, after both my daughters are in bed, I’m able to squeeze another 1 hour of writing/revising.
Because my free time is limited at the moment, I haven’t been online much – not here, not on twitter, not on facebook. I do post a couple of pics a week on Instagram and that goes to twitter and facebook, but it’s not the same. (By the way, are you following me on instagram? Click here to do so!) I try using my free time wisely and that means I spend it writing or revising only … Hopefully, I’ll be able to come back to my normal schedule and be a little bit more present online soon.
As for my books, I finished writing Breaking Through (Breaking #3) in January, and finished writing The Everlasting Circle (Everlast #3) in February. I already did one round of revisions on Everlast #3 and it’s now with my editor for the first round of editing (she should send it back to me by the end of this week). After I’m done doing whatever needs to be done for Everlast #3, I’ll send it back to my editor, then I’ll focus on revising Breaking #3 so I can get it ready to send it out to my editor too.
If all goes accordingly to my plans, I should be able to release both books during Summer (Everlast #3 in July and Breaking #3 in August).
In between revisions and sending this manuscript to one side and the other manuscript to the other side, I’m outlining a new book which I hope will also be released this year, but probably closer to the end of the year.
And that’s it for now!
See you guys soon!
Last week I finished writing Breaking Through! I still have to revise it, then send it to my editor for 2-3 passes of edits, so it’ll still be 3-4 months before it’s published, but to celebrate the end of the drafting part, I decided to do a promo with Breaking Free and Breaking Away!
If you haven’t started this series, now is your chance to catch up before Breaking Through hits the stores!
Remember a month ago when I posted about being in huge writing funk, then I found a quote by Stephen King and immediately went on to follow it? That first post was about my progress during the month of Nov while following that advice.
This post right here is to tell you about my progress during the month of December.
I’ve wrote EVERY DAY during the month of December. I didn’t even miss on my birthday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. And, because to me writing is addicting, I usually wrote more (and sometimes way more) than just my daily goal of 300 words.
Here’s how the month went:
As you can see, it went well, even better than November. And I stuck with it. I’m proud of myself that I stuck with my plan, with the quote. And I’ll continue to do so in January, February, March … And forever, I hope.
(Though, once my baby girl starts halfday daycare, my daily word count goal will increase!)
If you are in a writing funk like I was, let this post (and the previous one) serve as an inspiration for you. 300 words is not much that it’ll disrupt your busy day, but enough to make a difference after a couple of minutes months.
I can do it, you can do it!
To celebrate my birthday and the Holidays, I set up a giveaway on goodreads! There are 3 signed copies of DESTINY GIFT up for grabs!
If the link above doesn’t work, you can click here!