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 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…

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Happy New Year to my dear readers and followers. As my first post of the new year, I wanted to wish you all a prosperous and healthy 2017. I won’t even mention the bad taste 2016 left behind. Moving on, right? Time to embrace the new year and hope for all things positive and good.

Current Projects

I’m working on two projects now. The first is my second mystery novel in the Shawn Angel series. The working title is…drum roll please…Run, Blogger, Run! I hesitate to give out my title too soon for the fear of changing my mind. But, I feel certain I’ll keep it. I even have a book blurb, but it’s too early to share it. I need time to revise it several times before I feel confident that it portrays my story accurately. I can say that Shawn shocks me sometimes with her humor. I can’t wait to have this book finished. 🙂 I might even have good news to share about my Nysein vampires.

New Year Writing Goals

I spent some time thinking about which projects I’d like to finish. I’ll keep you posted as things develop.

Mystery novel/On Paid Leave News–What happened to this book? As soon as I know, I’ll share a new publishing date.

 

Publishing News

My wolf shifter romance was published by Cobblestone Press. This novel will fall under my Jessa Ely pseudonym. It’s titled, The Kale Alpha.

Excerpt

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Story Tags: shifter romance

Final Thoughts

In the words of Shawn Angel, I’ll leave you with this for the New Year…

I wanted to embrace each day. Live to the fullest. Wear a thong. Paint my lips red, if for no other reason than just because it clashed with my SpongeBob T-shirt. Life should be about taking risks and being happy. It was time to start living.

Behind the Scenes

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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

I’m currently working on my second mystery novel. I actually had to start over because I decided to change directions and go another way. I think the story will flow smoother from here on out. I wrote the prologue, and I’m nearly finished with chapter one. Yay!! Just to keep things interesting, I wanted to share a few paragraphs. Please keep in mind it’s unedited and raw. Shawn Angel always keeps things lively with her quirky humor. 🙂

Excerpt (subject to change):

Shawn

I shoved my laptop to the side as my sister, Violet, kissed me on the cheek. Her perfume about knocked me over. What the hell was she wearing? Formaldehyde? I didn’t hold my nose, but I grimaced. P-freaking-hew. We hugged briefly, feeling like I’d just been chloroformed. Or maybe I was headed into anaphylactic shock? Tough call. Either way, my eyes watered and my lungs burned.

“Hey,” I said, trying not to cough. “I’m so happy you could meet me for lunch.” I coughed, and then I turned my head to the side, gulping a deep breath. But all I could smell was her perfume stench.

Publishing News

  • My wolf shifter romance is available!tka_facebook-covers3

    Enjoy 25% off all titles with coupon code: holiday2016 

  • From Cobblestone Press

    The Marked is coming.

    Levi has heard this a million times, but as Alpha, chooses to ignore it. Yet when he finds a Fae near death, she draws out his protective instincts.

    Shayla hopes the wolf pack will find her, as she wishes for a swift death. She aches to escape her marching orders…to kill the Kale Alpha.

    Evil casts a dark shadow over the magical world, and no one is safe. Only the Kale Alpha holds the key to reversing the past against a new dictatorship, but will he discover the power to do so in time? Shayla and Levi must fight demonic forces or lose everything…

    Read An Excerpt

    Buy Links:

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    Bookstrand

    Cobblestone Press

    Amazon

    (Don’t see your favorite retailer? Don’t worry! They’re coming soon!)

Story Tags: shifter romance

Recent Publications

Love Unplugged

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Story Tags: Contemporary romance, *no cheating,* short story, novelette, reunited love

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

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

My writing muse pulled me toward a novel I’d sketched out a few months ago. The working title is currently Love Unplugged. It’s inspired by the song, Girl Crush by Little Big Town. Now keep in mind the story is only inspired by a song, not actually the song. I’ve added my own unique twists and turns. It’s about a woman that loves a man out of reach, but finds herself face-to-face with him years later. I did have a preliminary blurb written, but I scrapped it. Hopefully, I’ll have it ready for next Saturday. I had originally intended for this book to be a short story, but… my characters have other ideas. I hope to have this completed in a few months.

Excerpt (Subject to change):

“I seem to recall twenty-five grand paid out to you by Raim’s record label,” Riven said, looking smug. “They thought it was good. The ballad stayed at number one for weeks.”

I gave a nervous chuckle, feeling my cheeks warm. Why I felt so embarrassed, I didn’t know. Probably because I didn’t believe in myself. All my life I’d been fighting for acceptance and love, but I didn’t want to think about that now. Or ever. Some things were better swept under the bar, rug, or any object for that matter.

Story tags: contemporary romance

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