Forever Love – #EveryDayMovie Contest Entry

 

#amwriting

I’m working on a contemporary novella titled, Under the Sun. Jennifer and Jake have a one night stand history and things haven’t been going well for them. Here’s a snippet of the rough draft.

“What do you want?” she snapped too forcefully. She’d hoped to sound bored, but her tone took on an irritated vibe.
He took a few steps closer.
She backed up.
The corners of his mouth turned up. “I’d like to apologize.”
Well, that is…unexpected.
She shook her head. She had to keep this simple or fall under his spell again. “For what?”
He loomed closer. “There are few people in this world that I respect, even fewer that deserve an apology from me. That might be arrogance, but when I’m wrong, I say so.”
She couldn’t think with him so close. “Let me guess. You’re sorry we met? Or you’re sorry you hooked up with me? Complicates things doesn’t it?” She flipped her hair, trying to appear nonchalant. “Don’t worry about it. I’m not the type to hold grudges. I can move on and pretend we never met.”
His eyes narrowed and he crossed his arms over his chest, shaking his head. “That’s not it, Red. Don’t put words in my mouth. I can do that all by myself.”
Jennifer sighed. “Then what exactly?”
He blew out a hard breath. “You don’t make this easy, do you?” He didn’t give her time to reply before he extended his hand to her. “When we met, we didn’t exactly get around to proper introductions. I’d like to remedy that. Start over. Be real with me, Red. I know I’ve screwed up.”
She eyed his hand, wanting desperately to feel his warm skin against hers. The ache was so strong. The quaking gained with intensity as another tremor rolled across her shoulders. Then her eyes met his, seeing his sincere expression and the near-worried look he gave her. His honesty was evident.
She took his hand.
He felt wonderful. So warm. So hard. She wanted more.

Coming August 2017

Behind the Scenes Feburary 2017

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Welcome to a new blog post theme I’ll be writing the first Saturday of each month. I’ll give you an inside look at what I’m working on, along with excerpts for upcoming and future books. Be sure to follow my blog and receive email updates for the latest…

News

I’m a little late posting this as my new year has hit a few bumps. My husband was in an car accident. Thankfully, he’s okay, but it’s taken a while for him to recover. My writing has taken a backseat, yet I’m hoping to begin writing again. I’d really love to finish up a few projects. I am scheduled to take a small vacation soon, so it might be March before I get back into full on writing. I hope everyone is doing well. Be safe…

Current Projects

  • Mystery novel
  • New shifter novel
  • Vampires
  • Paranormal short

 

Publishing News

  • Free Stories available! I have a few short stories that I thought you may enjoy reading. I’ve listed them on Wattpad. You can read the stories online or download the app.
  • The Kale Alpha – Amazon Story Tags: shifter romance

Behind the Scenes Saturday

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Welcome to a new blog post theme I’ll be writing every month. I’ll give you an inside look at what I’m working on, along with excerpts for upcoming and future books. Be sure to follow my blog and receive email updates for the latest…

Current Project

Still hard at work on Love Unplugged. The story is really moving forward. Since the day I read Persuasion by Jane Austen, I’ve been obsessed with reunited love stories. There’s something wonderful about reconnecting with lost love. As promised, I wanted to share the blurb with you. Stay tuned for next week’s cover reveal.

Working Blurb (Subject to change):

The Past:

Wannabe song writer Beretta Jones doesn’t have all the answers. Struggles are a part of her normal routine, regrets another. She let go of her dreams, and she loves a man out of reach. When the guy she craves asks for help, she should have said no. Her budding friendship tests all her boundaries, and her heart is danger of falling deeper in love with him.

The Present:

Beretta is in hiding, keeping her biggest secret. This wasn’t how she envisioned her life, but she tries desperately to move forward. Yet life is tricky. Everything she ever wanted is about to become a reality until fate throws her another curve ball and his name is Rhys Lennox. Will he prove that his love is deeper than a love song?

Excerpt (Subject to change):

“You can run, Beretta,” he murmured softly. “But you can’t hide.”

I should have let that comment roll off my back and kept going, but no. I had to confront him. I whirled around. “What the hell does that mean? Why are you saying things like this? Wearing only a towel? Invading my space with whispers? What are you trying to do? You are Ashley’s boyfriend. I’m not going to do anything to fuck up my friend’s happiness.”

He shook his head. “Not true. Ashley can manage her own fuck ups, and quite successfully, I might add.”

Story Tags: Contemporary romance, *no cheating*

Publishing News

  • My wolf shifter romance was recently picked up by Cobblestone Press. This novel will fall under my Jessa Ely pseudonym. It’s titled, The Kale Alpha. Keep you posted on the publishing date.

Story Tags: shifter romance

  • Love Unplugged – A Contemporary Romance Novelette – Slated for October publication.

Recent Summer Publications

Beneath Her Skin

On Paid Leave