One month to go

Today, I have a few things going on, so I shall break it up into sections. Who knows, maybe I’ll make it a regular thing.

First up, we have a Writing Progress Update where I will let you know what I’ve been working on lately and what my plans are. Secondly, we have A Reading Update in which I will make some quick comments on the books I’m currently reading or plan on reading. Next is Release Rambles – as the name suggests, it’s where you’ll find out the latest release news. Current Focus is where you’ll get a run down/reminder of what I’m working on right now. And, Plot Bunnies is where I’ll give a brief explanation of whatever has recently distracted me.

Writing Progress Update: Whelp, I made itAccidentally Perfect FRONT cover though twenty-three days before I got distracted by an new idea. I did however, finish Accidentally Perfect (if you want to read more about it, pop on over to my WIP page or click the cover to the right) even if was a week later than I’d hoped. So, I guess one for one isn’t the end of the world. Especially when my current focus (The Stand-In) isn’t behaving itself like it should. I am going to try very hard to only plot this new one out, get all the scene bunnies out of my head, and then get back onto with my current focus. I’m trying a ‘force myself to just work on one thing at a time’ thing at the moment. And, well, it got the first draft of Accidentally Perfect finished so it’s not all bad thus far.

 

A Reading Update: My read of Sense & Sensibility is going well, if slow. As I get further into it, I’m getting back into the swing of Austen’s writing style and the going is getting easier. Of course, my reading plan did fly out the window a bit the other night as I couldn’t sleep and a light was going to keep the husband up, so I started reading something on my Kindle instead. Still, that just means one less contemporary later on I guess! As I get more into writing mainstream YA fiction, I’m going to delve into that as a reader some more as well. I’ve got a stack of authors and titles lined up that I can stick in the research pile (which I have decided is quite aside from the general TBR pile).

TWH full cover 5.06x7.81 FUR4Release Rambles: As we all know, the Trouble with Hate is… will be released on February 23rd. ONLY A MONTH TO GO! Do I sound freaked out? Because I am a little. Proofing is done. Final files are almost ready and it’s available for Kindle pre-order now!

Lani and Casper’s story will be exclusive to Kindle for ebook – and available for free in Kindle Unlimited. But, it will be available at all good online book retailers in paperback format. Keep an eye on the book page for where to buy it after release day.

If you are interested in a copy of the ebook in exchange for a review, then please contact me. I have varying ebook formats available.

With Accidentally Perfect now finished, it’s probably time to think about when to have it ready for release. Well, with Gray’s Blade and doggone being released as well this year, I think Roman and Piper might need to wait until next year to meet the world proper.

CGB front cover 5.06x7.81ole’s version of No More Maybes, Gray’s Blade has a projected release date in August 2018. To read more about the duet, click here. To see more on Rory’s point of view in No More Maybes, click the link. To learn more about Cole’s side of the story, click the cover image to the right or the link in the above paragraph.

doggone is pitched for a December 2018 release, following on from unvamped‘s release last December. You can read more about the whole trilogy here. A link to book 1, unvamped, can be found in the second line of this paragraph. And a link to book 2, doggonehere or above. Book 3, dewitch, is currently tentatively slated for December 2019.

 

Current Focus: So, what am I supposed to be working on right now? Well, it’s a fun little piece called The Stand-In: my life as an understudy.

He’s a semi-famous rockstar

I’m Nerdy McNerdleton

Elijah Sweet: born rock god, gorgeous, sinful

Ella Cowan: beautiful, confidant, popular

Chloe Cowan: wait…who?

Born for the express purpose of being the understudy for my older sister, I’ve learnt that life goes faster if I just go along with the madness.

Until the madness involves me, the School Formal, my sister’s hair-brained scheme to win over the hottest boy in school, and a misunderstanding that I’m the one interested in him.

Suddenly, my quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore and the bright neon light that heralds my eighteenth birthday and freedom is overshadowed by one that follows a boy who’s going to be the next big thing.

But, I am so not interested… Am I?

It is a comedy with an arrogant if somewhat charming male lead and a sassy is somewhat tongue-tied female lead. I have possible intentions of making it a trilogy but, at the moment, it’s just a sweet little standalone piece about learning to be yourself on your own timeline. There are some cheesy songs, some arts and crafts, a few embarrassments, and a cast of supporting characters I think you’ll love; I know I sure do. It’s all planned, I just have to stop stressing that I’m going to mess it up and just write the dang thing!

Plot Bunnies: Distractions, I can avoid you only for so long. Unfortunately, this one started with a vague notion and has run away with my brain(cell). At the moment, it feels a little like it has a Sucker Punch and Alice: Madness Returns vibe to it – flitting in and out of ‘reality’ and ‘fantasy’. Currently titled Do you Believe in Magic? it’s got some decent potential I think, as long as I don’t veer too far off the unbeaten path. More to come if it looks like it’s behaving.

As per usual, nothing will get finished if I don’t go and work on it. So, off I hop. Read, write, and live well,

x iz

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Just keep writing…

Hey all,

It would kill the past, and when that was dead he would be free.

Well, No More Maybes has been out for almost two weeks now and going great guns! So, the post-publication stress is dead and I’m free to worry about the next project 🙂

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Aurora Daniels just wants to get through Year 12 with no distractions.

Then, Cole Fielding comes along.

She is instantly drawn to him but isn’t sure he’s the sort of guy she should fall for—he smokes, he’s unreliable, gets into fights, and just exudes bad boy.

But, Cole hides an intelligence that speaks to her.

As they get closer, so does Cole’s harrowing past. Can she believe in someone who can’t believe in himself? Maybe…

The ‘Where to Purchase’ section of the webpage is finally up to date – so click here if you’d like to know where to purchase your copy in either print or ebook. FYI, the ebook is currently free in Kindle Unlimited! As per usual, I will have author signed copies available in the next couple of days – remember, each book you buy directly from me comes with a signed bookmark!

Netherfield Prep is having a great time in Kindle Unlimited currently – also currently free in KU – so that’s lovely to see, and reviews are coming back pretty well.

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A modern reimagining of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’.

When Lily Brewer’s mum dies, she’s shipped to the other side of the world to her step-sisters’ pompous English boarding school, Netherfield.
There, she meets Austin Cooper. Arrogant as hell but with abs to die for, Austin soon becomes the bane of her existence.
His twin brother, Jax, is the complete opposite. Kind and sweet, Jax soon strikes up a thing with Lily’s roommate, Anne.
Austin, though seems keen to keep them apart.
Will pride and prejudice ruin them all?
Or, will love win the day?
 

For more details on where to get your copy if you don’t already have one click here. And, I still have author signed copies available.

My next project is hopefully going to be released in December 2017, so keep an eye out for updates on that one. But, as yet it’s hush hush 😉

In good news, I am *close* to finishing a couple of projects – but, unfortunately have started more without finishing anything; so much for my promises. My word count for the year is almost 520,000 now and I don’t even want to know how many WIPs that is. But, the end is in good sight for a couple of them. So, finger’s crossed they’ll be done soon! There’s some editing needing doing (great English usage there!) on my fae-inspired Danu Cycle stories – currently books 0.5, 1 and 2 – and hopefully I’ll be happy enough with them to release soon.

All in all, it’s busy, busy, busy; writing, day job, study. Keep an eye out for my next update which should hopefully have some new publication news.

You can also subscribe to my new mailing list – which I am tenuously navigating – by heading to my Facebook page. But, bear with me while I work out how to get it going! 🙂

x iz