It’s been almost 6 years since Pucker Up was released and I’m finally getting the sequel up. It’s been a long journey but I’m so excited that readers will find out what happened to Ivy and the gang after they find Prince Sebastian:
-Will Ivy recover after Kissing a dead guy?
-Will Prince Sebastian figure out what a Snapchat is?
-And will Garren ever get over himself?
Sucking Face will be available on July 24, 2018.
A few weeks ago, my daughter sent me a youtube link for this online book club called Literary Cant Even because they had done a book review of The Tenth Life of Mr. Whiskers. Yes, my book was reviewed and they really liked it! I mean, they were talking about hunting me down to make me write more of Laney and Kody’s story because they wanted more! I am planning to continue their adventures after my trilogies are completed. So, don’t worry, ladies.
I listened to their review of Mr.whiskers-many times-and these ladies are hilarious! There are six videos for book reviews so far and they are quite entertaining. Caution though if your listening to them at work, use your headphones. They are not PG. The videos are only audible so at least you won’t get too distracted at work.
The books they choose to review are what they consider outrageous and bizarre. Not sure how they found Mr. Whiskers, though I guess it’s a little off the wall. Not as bizarre as a couple other books they reviewed, but it’s different.
What I enjoyed most about listening to their chat was the banter of good friends. They didn’t try to censor themselves, just spoke their minds. You could tell these women were good friends by the various tangents that took over the conversation. And I love tangents. I’m definitely looking forward to their next book review.
So if you want to learn about some bizarre books out there, give these friends a listen. You’ll find them at Audrey In June. Listen, Like, and Subscribe.
A big thank you to Cover Design by James at GoOnWrite.com for the beautiful cover for not only Pucker Up, but the follow up books, Sucking Face and Lip Smacked which will be released later this year and next year, respectively.
I’m still in the process of changing the cover out over the various sites so if you still see the old cover, which I still love, that’s why. I’m just so excited about this fresh look that I couldn’t wait to share! What do you think?
I am also in the process of setting up a Goodreads giveaway of Pucker Up ebook to celebrate the new cover. And I’ll be setting up pre-orders for book 2, Sucking Face.
A couple years ago, I challenged myself to write something different, something out of my comfort zone. What came out was a dark, adult short story I titled The Collector. No humor or quirky situations like I’m used to writing with my YA but I thought I did pretty good and so did my fellow writers who agreed to read it. I wasn’t planning on doing anything with it. It was merely an exercise, an effort to improve my writing skills.
Fast forward to the beginning of the year when my dear friend, Daphne Rene, asked if I wanted to submit my little story to a YA anthology she was also participating in. Apparently, one of the writers had to drop out and there was a spot open. I of course said yes. All I had to do was modify it so it was a paranormal YA. It was actually easier than I thought. I’m really proud of this little story. It turned out better than I hoped. It’s basically a showdown between a badass witch and a hungry human/troll.
There are 10 stories in all in the anthology, Fragments of Darkness. It releases on September 13th but you can pre-order it now. You can get it at Amazon, AmazonUK, Kobo, Barnes & Nobles, and iTunes.
As I sit and contemplate on the last 44 trips around the sun, I realize how fortunate I have been to have had the experiences that have shaped the person I am today and all the people who have come in and out of my life. I especially appreciate the friends that have stuck around. I’m humbled by the love I’ve been shown throughout my life.
As I embark upon my 45th voyage around our blazing star, I anticipate a great year. I plan to release two books; Lip Smacked, the sequel to Pucker Up, and the still yet untitled Laney and Kody story set after the events of The Tenth Life of Mr Whiskers. I’m in revisions for both so be on the lookout for the release dates. I may even have What the Fae? close to release. I depends on how fast and if I can recover the document from my dead laptop. Let this be a lesson to you – always backup your work every time!
I also plan to attend a couple writing conferences to hone my craft, including RT2017 in Atlanta, GA. So if you’re going to be in the area the beginning of May, stop by and say hi. I’d love to meet you.
So in celebration of the anniversary of my birth, I’m dropping the price of Pucker Up to $0.99 for the rest of June at Amazon and Smashwords. Yay! Tell your friends.
Have a fabulous summer and happy reading!
I’m excited to say that I will be attending the RT convention in Las Vegas next April 2016. Not only am I looking forward to rubbing elbows with all the remarkable authors and amazing readers, but I will be selling Pucker Up and The Tenth Life of Mr. Whiskers at the Giant Book Fair. I’ll also be promoting the release of Lip Smacked, the sequel to Pucker Up. I’m hoping to release it around June.
I’ve never been to Vegas. Never. My roommates and I are planning on living it up while we’re there. Can you say Chip N Dales? Unfortunately no one else wants to ride the zip line at the hotel so that I’ll be doing alone.
So if you’re going to be in Las Vegas the second week of April, come by and meet your favorite authors.
Me, René and Amanda in 2013