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I’ve put off publishing “The Girl Who Loved Too Much” for far too long. I never meant to, but somehow things always got in the way. Whether it was my computer crashing, my working on other books, or just simply seeing a movie instead of doing my last read through, I have not published “The Girl Who Loved Too Much” and I should have.

So as a promise to my fans and friends, I am going to get “The Girl Who Loved Too Much” up by Monday, March 26.

I originally started it way back in 2004, if my memory serves right and finished it in 2008. It was edited last year and I’ve been waiting to get it out there because I wanted to write the sequel, then I wasn’t sure if I should put them out together, then I thought maybe I should put the first book out, then wait a few months and blah blah blah.

In the end, I kind of froze myself with indecision. Am I going to get blamed because the name is too familiar with the other series? You know which one I’m talking about. The ones by Stieg Larsson. Interestingly enough, I never heard of the books until 2010.

Should I even put out a YA novel when the other works I have put out are for adults and I don’t even have a YA fan base?

Anyway, there was a lot of hand wringing for no good purpose.

So, I am sitting in my coffee shop, trying to work and I have decided that my fans deserve another book and it’s time to put it out there.

So I promise, by Monday, I will have hit publish.

I just have to finish the cover, do my last read through and finish the blurb. I CAN do it! Lol.

 

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Buy the Romantic Comedy Today!

Most people who don’t know me perceive me as quiet, shy and not very interesting.

But there is more to me than the handsome and mysterious stranger…oh wait, this isn’t a book. Lol. Anyway, what I meant to say is that I can be funny and outgoing, but still, not very interesting.

To show how shocking it can be for the uninitiated to see my other side, I once gave a public speech for an old job. I had the audience rolling with laughter. This is nothing new to me as I’ve given a lot of speeches before. I’m not saying I’m good, just that i can get a laugh or two when I don’t bomb.

One of my coworkers came up to me afterward and asked, “Who are you?” I shrugged and asked what she meant. She then went on to say that I couldn’t be me because the unassuming person she knew at the office was nothing like the one she had just seen.

Go figure.

The different sides to a person can really surprise someone.

I just did the same thing with my new release, “Not Tonight Dear, My Vagina’s Asleep.”

My other books are romantic and hopefully poignant. I’ve had people cry while reading them and tell me they are going to read them at least once a year.

“Not Tonight Dear, My Vagina’s Asleep” changes things. They show the humorous and crazy side of my writing. Or at the very least, the goofy characters that come out when I write a book.

There is bad and shocking language. The word penis is mentioned and even, as you can guess by the title, a vagina. But it is in no way porn or even a bodice-ripping romance.

Sometimes I wonder if the readers that enjoyed the softer side will make the jump to the hard side. (Okay, I blushed when I wrote that.) It’s not for everybody, I get that, but I hope enough give it a chance.

Here is information on the book.

Nakayla Fraser, a 23-year-old, self-absorbed and temperamental model has a skyrocketing career and a handsome boyfriend. Her biggest concern is her arch-nemesis, sweet and gentle, Janet Birchman, an up-and-coming model.

When Nakayla and Janet are set to take part in a celebrity auction to raise money for the Tiny Scouts, Nakayla falls hard for beautiful and charming Jonathan Salazar. There is only one problem. At the auction Jonathan chooses Janet.

To nab him, Nakayla will deploy everything in her all-is-fair-in-love-and-war arsenal. But in the end, she may have to become everything she is not: loveable, caring and nice.

The ebook can be bought on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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Today author Dean Mayes’ book, The Hambledown Dream, is featured.

But first, as always, Dean is going to share a funny story from his life:
I had the most annoying habit of analyzing peoples conversations whilst writing my novel because I was paranoid about my ability to create decent dialogue. (more…)

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Today David Gaughran’s book of short stories, “If You Go Into The Woods” is featured.

But first, David is going to share a funny story from his life:
I once woke up face-to-face with a severed bull’s head. I didn’t take it personally though. (more…)

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Today Tim Kizer’s book, “Intoxication” is featured.

But first, Tim is going to share a funny story from his life:
A couple of years ago, I visited a friend in San Diego. She hosted a small party at her place that day and, after we had some food, she said that she had bought a dozen scratch off lottery tickets earlier and that she wanted us to help her find out if she had won anything. I had a chance to scratch two of those tickets and was excited to find out that one of them won $10,000. For the next few minutes, (more…)

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My guest today is Lisa Scott. She has written a contemporary romance called “Spouse Hunting.” Before we learn about her book, she is going to share a funny story from her life!

A true and funny story from Author Lisa Scott’s life:
I took my young kids to the water park and decided I’d lay in the sun in my bathing suit while they frolicked.  I took off my coverup, exposing some cleavage.  My 7 year-old-son frowned, (more…)

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I couldn’t sleep. That can be a good thing where creativity ensues, or it can get me into a lot of trouble!

It is past 4 am and I swear I am going to try and go to sleep soon but I thought I would post this first.

A fellow indie Kindle author posted on a public forum some general thoughts on facing reality about his writing career and where it was, or was not going to take him. Many authors chimed in with advice but as I hit 1 am tonight and I was still awake, I realized I wanted to give him more than advice, I wanted to see what I could do to offer a bit of assistance.

 

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