I’m excited to celebrate the release of Erin Trejo’s of A Hurt So Good
Title: A Hurt So Good Author: Erin Trejo Genre: Dark romance / RH / why choose / Stepbrother Romance Release Date: February 16, 2024
Ayra’s life was perfect. She had a job she loved,
a wonderful boyfriend, and enough money to finally buy her dream home. When he ripped it all away, she had no choice but to go and stay with her mother and her new husband.
As she settles into living in her stepdad’s house,
Ayra is introduced to her three stepbrothers. Even though she’s never had siblings, she’s pretty sure you shouldn’t be lusting after them. As they become closer and their relationships develop, Arya cannot deny her feelings or attraction to them anymore.
This isn’t the first time Denz, Harlon, and Warren
have met a new stepsister. However, it is the first time that one has lit a fire in them, and their protective instincts are out of control. With the three brothers all wanting Ayra, they decide it’s only fair to share her.
When Ayra’s dark past comes knocking, the men in
her life will have to make a decision, one that could change all their lives forever.
I am so dang close to finishing the first draft of SHELBY it gives me the shakes to stop. But I’m in San Diego, at my hotel, and I have hours tomorrow morning to write, while at the moment, I’m so exhausted I can barely see straight. I leave tomorrow afternoon to head up to Pasadena for Pokemón Go Fest at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday. Sunday and Monday, my bestie, Stay Sea, and I will wander the streets of LA in the rain and play tourist before heading back Monday evening. Then I’m back here for a few days before getting back on a plane to Pennsylvania. I’m going to be real with you. California still feels like home. It could be because my best friend is here and she’s home for me. Whatever it is, it makes it really easy to be here. So, I will finish the SHELBY alpha draft tomorrow. ROAN’s alpha draft is complete already. I’m finishing SHELBY before ROAN because it’s supposed to be a Valentine’s story, and I’d like to get it out somewhat timely… even if it is late. Then, I will work on ROAN. The alpha draft for the book after is already written. I will release the YA Dystopian story under the pen name Clare Lukas, my new YA brand. I’m posting a little teaser here for you. I hope you enjoy it.
Title: In the Shadow of a Dream (Fareview Fairytales, #3) Author: Maci Aurora Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance Release date: January 30th 2024
With the promise of finally learning her mother’s secrets, Brinna Fareview and her family gather together. Only somewhere between the truth and lies, Brinna wakes to find she’s trapped in a space in between the world awake and the nightmares of her family. All of them are asleep. Learning she has the ability to move from dream to dream, Brinna tries to find a way out of the dream world, but she’s stuck, unable to fix what’s ailing her family. But then an unexpected thing happens, Lucian Uraiahs, god of day and light, walks into her dream.
While Lucian decided a long time ago that Brinna Fareview was a blight on his peace, he can’t seem to avoid her. She pops up at every turn, all because his brother is god-yoked to her sister. All Lucian wants is to disappear into the oblivion of the cosmos amidst his shame and guilt, but the unbidden feelings he has for Brinna can’t be contained. When Lucian is stripped of his powers for refusing to bend to his father’s will, he is imprisoned with only his guilt to keep him company. Except when he falls asleep, he dreams of Brinna and somehow becomes the only link to saving her, her family, and his brother from a spell that could destroy them all.
Brinna and Lucian must work together to uncover the secrets they need to break the sleeping spell, but the longer they share their dreams, the more they realize time is against them.
Join the Fareviews in book three of the Fareview Fairytales series, In the Shadow of a Dream, to discover the truth that has them trapped behind the hedge.
I have been remiss lately about posting teasers. It’s time to check myself and change that. So here is something from one of my current WIPS. This teaser is from ROAN: Legenetics, The Research Files. It will be the start of a novelette series that follows a different side of the lore. With this world-building, you can better see the machinations of the Legenetics engine. Thanks for checking in!
Title: Damaged Goods: An Angsty Football Romance (All Saints High Series) Author: L.J. Shen Genre: New Adult, Sports Romance Release Date: January 23, 2024
Bailey Followhill is the perfect daughter. Sweet. Charitable. Pretty. Control freak. Not a hair out of place, not an inch out of line, she is everything her troublemaking sister Daria isn’t. But when her A game turns out to be a lukewarm C- at Juilliard, Bailey’s picture-ready life starts fraying faster than the worn satin ribbons of her pointe shoes. She’s becoming a piece of gossip. The Troubled Child. A drug abuser. No longer the girl her best friend once knew.
Lev Cole is so golden, he’s got the Midas Touch. Prized quarterback. Football captain. Hottest guy in SoCal. A textbook cliché. But with a girlfriend he doesn’t love and a career path he doesn’t value, Lev is coasting. The only two things he cares about―Bailey and becoming a pilot―are out of reach.
But Lev is done being satisfied with the life others have chosen for him. He wants to pick his own cards. To demolish the seamless kingdom of lies his family stitched together on the ruins his mother left behind.
The question is, can he save his best friend and his dream before too much damage is done?
So I have what I thought was a stomach bug, but it’s turned into something more serious (not pregnant). I’ve been on a BRAT diet now since the 10th. I’m weak, tired, and foggy as hell. It’s killing my muse. I had this plan for 2024–but now I have two projects started, and neither is finished; one is due in a few weeks and is in its infancy. I hate it. My reading room and office lay unpacked. My house is only coming together with the help of family and the elbow grease of my husband. I can’t even. It sucks. So bear with, things are a touch delayed, but I will hopefully get this figured out with the help of the GP and gastroenterologist.
Woah made my sides hurt and my heart melt. Westbrook Elite is one of my fav series by Cambria Hebert, and I know I say this every book, but this one surpassed the last!
The dynamic between the characters Jess and Ben (Kruger) is fantastic, and the situation and character growth give you warm fuzzies. I love the friends-to-lover trope and how Ben and Jess harbor this unrequited love for one another, and Ben makes his move in this most messed up way, both knuckleheaded and endearing.
There were cameos from former spotlight characters, so we could see the entire pack at play, and the compelling interaction is a reminder of why we fell in love with them all so much in the first place.
The world-building of the Westbrook Elite series is amazing, and from Wet to Woah, this series is just LOVE!
Title: WHOA (Westbrook Elite #6) Author: Cambria Hebert Genre: Contemporary Sport Romance Release Date: December 8, 2023
Most people think I’m a moron. In actuality, I’m a man with a plan. It’s one of those three-year plans that takes longer than three years. Still, I’ve been making it happen. Checking off those to-dos and turning them into to-dones. Everything is almost lined up. And then my phone rings. By the time I get to Jess, she’s unconscious and bleeding. My carefully crafted plan blows up in my face. I tell the hospital we’re engaged. We aren’t, but apparently, in that place, you need a permission slip to see your most important, so I do what has to be done. I toss together an epic apology salad for when she opens her eyes, and when she does… She asks me who I am. I’m willing to overlook the insult since, you know, head injury, but then Nurszilla spills the beans on our pending nuptials. And just like that, my friend turns into my fiancé, and I’m not even mad at it. How could I be? Her curves fit in my arms perfectly. Kissing her is like whoa and makes me forget I’m living a lie. I know I have to come clean, but someone dirtier than me is stalking my final girl, and until she remembers who, it’s on me to keep her safe. The closer we get, the guiltier I feel. When all this is over, will she forgive me? Or will everything I’ve done cost me everything I’ve always wanted?
Featuring Author Kat Hausler’s What I Know About July!
Title: What I Know About July Author: Kat Hausler Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary Women Release Date: October 31, 2023
Simon Kemper, recently out of rehab and experiencing moderate success with his band in Berlin, is haunted by a stalker. July appears at every show, sends numerous postcards to his label, and behaves as if she knows him well. Like she owns him. When she suddenly vanishes after one of his performances, Simon becomes the prime suspect. His initial goal is to clear his name, but as he searches for July, he begins a deeper psychological journey. The threads of July’s disappearance turn out to be tangled into every corner of Simon’s life: a trusted band member, a tenuous new love interest, a resentful ex, and the self he’s supposedly left behind. Narcissistic, insecure, and consummately relatable, Simon is the anti-hero of his own life—trying to want to be better; hoping that’s enough.
First of all. JUMPER is coming out November 14. ARCs are going to be available through Booksprout and my ARC Team starting on Friday the 3rd. Reviews will be due November 21. My beta readers all thought that this was a great but different read than all the other Somnolence books. It’s definitely a much darker tale, but I loved JUMPER’s backstory it begged to be told.
My life is a bit on end right now. My husband is a doer not a sit on his hand and think about things kind of guy. We talked for about five minutes regarding moving, and then the next thing I knew there was a sign on my front yard, a realtor in my home, and a scheduled open house.
To say I’m unprepared is an understatement. I’m releasing a book for goodness sakes. It’s not time to upheave my life and sell our house out from under me. And better yet than all that? He is sending me alone to buy a house across the country. His theory is that he bought this
So, bookwise, my plans for releases are all shook up and spun sideways. I was planning for a early January release of a YA/NA dystopian and I’m unsure when that is coming. I will be putting out a Somnolence novella definitely for February. But that is all I know right now. Nix’s book is out there in the wind. I don’t have a date for you. Not even the suggestion of one.
What I do have dates on are signings. Here are the places I will be and when.