Date Archive

August 2013

KEEPING-HER

The One Where Keeping Her is live!


After long last, more Garrick and Bliss has arrived. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

*KEEPING HER is a novella. That means it’s going to be short. And I know (trust me I know) that many of you will wish it had been longer, but the truth of the matter is… it’s more than I ever intended to write. I’d always planned LOSING IT to be the end of their story. But because I love you (and you all love them), I decided to squeeze out a little more awkward goodness for you. But Keeping Her really is the last story that will focus solely on Bliss and Garrick. They make appearances in FAKING IT, and (sort of) in FINDING IT. But this is the last book they’ll get all to themselves. 

*KEEPING HER is also a sequel. It’s not rehashing the events of LOSING IT. It takes place AFTER LOSING IT’s epilogue. It is not meant to be a standalone. You DO need to read LOSING IT first. 

*For now, KEEPING HER is ebook only. There’s a possibility it might pop up later as a mass market paperback, but that’s not guaranteed. If you don’t own an e-reader, you can always download the Nook or Kindle app on your phone or computer. 

*The only other territory where rights have sold to Keeping Her is the UK. So far. It releases in the UK on the 15th. 

And here’s the official synopsis for the novella: 

ABOUT KEEPING HER

Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather… ahem… complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren’t quite as ready for their future as they thought.

As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.









And now, in honor of the return of Garrick and Bliss… I have some fun news! 

First, I’ll be donating 20% of all my earned royalties for this book to the charity Planting Peace. You can find out more about Planting Peace here:  http://www.plantingpeace.org/. Planting Peace is a progressive nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world. Although the organization operates on a global level, they emphasize the power of one; the ability that each person possesses to make a difference in the world.

I chose Planting Peace because they’re a young, passionate non-profit that does work in multiple areas from environmental causes to orphan care to foreign aid to civil rights causes. And they’re known for putting as much of the money earned toward charity as possible, rather than to salaries or overhead. They accomplish as much as possible with the money given to them, and I’m excited to be apart of it. I hope you’ll check out the charity (and be happy with where your money is going). In particular, their de-worming project is tremendously impressive. 

And now for the part you’re really waiting for… AN EPIC GIVEAWAY. 

In honor of the release of KEEPING HER, we’ll have two lucky winners. One will received a signed set of LOSING IT and FAKING IT. And the other… 

*drumroll please*

Will have their name (or a name of their choice) featured in my next novella! My next novella (currently untitled) releases early 2014 and focuses on Jackson Hunt, the hero in FINDING IT.




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Thanks again for all your love and support. I couldn’t do any of this without you guys. And just in case you missed it one of the other dozen times I posted it, you can read the first chapter of Keeping Her AND several bonus chapters from Losing It in Garrick’s POV here.

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The One Before the Release Date

Hellooooo my loves!

I know it’s been horrendously long since I’ve updated here. But I promise, I have a good excuse.

First, I was moving. Which was long and stressful (and is still not completely over), but I’ve officially left Texas for New York. I’m still sleeping on an air mattress and waiting for my furniture, but I’m here.

Second, (and more importantly), between travel for multiple events, I was working diligently on edits and then copy-edits for FINDING IT, which thankfully is completely finished and off to print now. I cannot WAIT for you all to meet Jackson Hunt. He might just be my FAVORITE hero yet. He’s former military and 110% swoon-worthy. In my head, he looks a bit like this:

Seriously… look at that smile! And he’s getting his own novella after FINDING IT. EEEEP. 
But enough about Jackson… let’s talk about Garrick. Have you missed him. Well, he’s BACK! 
THAT’S RIGHT. This Tuesday (or Thursday if you’re in the UK), Garrick and Bliss are coming back in the novella, KEEPING HER. And it’s only .99 cents! 

I know, right? The novella takes place after LOSING IT, and is centered around a trip to London to meet Garrick’s parents. As a novella, it’s a short little look at what comes AFTER a happily ever after. There’s more romance (a lot of it actually), some adjustments to engaged life, and some major life decisions. And it’s in London! Feel free to freak out! 

Me thinks you all need a bit more convincing to revisit Garrick and Bliss. So how about a little teaser? :D
Her pretty little mouth formed a circle. That was all it took. No matter that there were hundreds of people downstairs, and we were in my parents’ house. I wanted her as badly as I ever had.
I walked her toward the bed and she said, “Garrick! The people downstairs.”
“Won’t hear a thing unless you plan on screaming my name. In which case, it might be worth it.”
She swatted my shoulder, and I deposited her on the bed.
“What if your mother comes upstairs?”
I knelt at the foot of the bed and slipped off her shoes.
“Then we’ll have another awkward occurrence to add to our repertoire.”
“That’s not even remotely funny, Garrick”
I kissed the inside of her knee and said, “Do you see me laughing?” 

And after you give KEEPING HER a read, join me this Wednesday for a chat on the Avon Romance website at 12PM EST with the amazing Monica Murphy. 
That’s all I’ve got. Though I should have more exciting updates for you in the coming weeks. *wink*
I LOVE YOU ALL.