Settling In and Updates

Hello all! Hope you’re having a lovely week. Well the move is over and I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. We closed on the old house the same day as Healing Hunter’s Heart released and everything moved at breakneck speed after that. During the chaos of moving, I had several days in a hotel while waiting for things to move along for the close on the new house. I was prepared with the notebooks and tech I figured I might need, including mobile WiFi Hotspot just in case. Luckily the hotel had free internet access which kept me from feeling completely disconnected. Everything else was in storage. I also had furbaby-who’s-not-so-baby-anymore Olly with me. I was a little worried about how he’d take to life on the road, but he was such a good boy.

In a way having to wait, along with my somewhat limited internet access, helped me focus on writing and getting some work done. Considering I only had to push back one of my titles since the deadline fell just as things were crazy with selling, packing, house hunting, and all that fun stuff, I still managed to make two of my three deadlines. I think I managed pretty good. I was worried moving would wreak havoc on my schedule, but I managed pretty well. I’m still catching up on emails and few odds and ends, but thankfully everything’s settled down, which means I’ve been able to take part in a few events I wasn’t sure I’d be able to manage because of the move.

July 17th & 18th (Friday and Saturday) – I’ll be attending Rainbow Con. Although I won’t be taking part in the panels or the signing, I will be there hanging out and just having fun, so be sure to find me to say hello, chat, or if you’d like a book signed. I’ll also be tagging along on the Big Cat Rescue Trip because I’ve been dying to go and omg, how can I not?! Big kitties!

RT Booklovers Convention 2016 – I’m taking the plunge and attending next year’s RT Booklovers Convention in Las Vegas. I’m super nervous but also very excited! More info on that soon.

Updates and Announcements:

Rise & Fall (THIRDS, Book 4) is finally out on audiobook. Mark Westfield did another fabulous job with the guys. It’s available from Audible.com | Amazon | iTunes | Dreamspinner Press.

Against the Grain (THIRDS, Book 5) is due for release August 3rd. There will be a cover reveal, exclusive excerpts, and a giveaway on July 3rd which is also when pre-orders from Dreamspinner Press will go live. The blog tour is being arranged by Creative Minds Promotions for August 3rd to August 14th. You can add it to your Goodreads shelf here.

Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts is due for release August 19th. There will be an exclusive cover reveal with excerpt and giveaway over at Joyfully Jay on July 20th which is when pre-orders go live at Dreamspinner Press. The cover reveal will also be part of the GRL blog tour! The release blog tour will be organized by Creative Minds promotions in August. You can add it to your Goodreads shelf here.

Hell & High Water (THIRDS, Book 1) the French language translation is due for release at the end of June, and THIRDS HQ in French will be launching to celebrate!

The Auspicious Troubles of Love series is being translated into French! Stay tuned for a release date on The Auspicious Troubles of Chance French language translation.

The THIRDS series has been been sublicensed for publication by the Italian Publisher Triskell Edizioni! Stay tuned for more on that. There’s more heading your way in foreign language translations, so make sure to check the blog for any announcements regarding those.

Unfortunately the one title that was pushed back due to the move was Catch a Tiger by the Tail (THIRDS, Book 6), but I’m hoping to keep it on track for an early 2016 release.

I’ll be taking part in some fun guest spots over the next few months in celebration of GRL and another con to be revealed soon, along with a few other special events. There are will be some fun THIRDS extras, so stay tuned for those!

Olly enjoying the chaise lounge in his mom's new office.

Olly enjoying the chaise lounge in his mom’s new office.

Weekly Update & Fur Baby Pics

Hello all! So I’m a bit behind on Rack & Ruin, THIRDS book 3 but for a good reason. I’ve just had a little bundle of adorableness arrive. His name is Olly and he’s a seven week old pup. The breeder was supposed to have given Olly over at eight weeks but for personal reasons had to give the pups away a week ahead of schedule. He’s tiny. A toy poodle/dachshund mix.

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Today’s his fourth day with me and he’s settling in nicely, though as you can imagine, pup wants to be with his new mommy at all times and protests to his crate training. He thinks it’s play time all the time and I’m resisting coddling him because I don’t want him to develop bad doggie habits. There’s potty training going on though he seems to be a quick learner and by day two he knew exactly where to go to find his water and food bowls. He answers to his name by bouncing over to you and he’s even scratched at the back door to go outside.

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It’s hard to get work done with that little face staring up at you but I’m learning to resist the puppy kryptonite. Hopefully I can catch up this week with major word countage during the day. Olly’s forcing me to be a morning person which is quite a feat considering how often I have to get up in the night to let him out of his crate to go potty. And then of course there’s the hour or so of protesting once I put him back in.

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Okay, on to the update. There’s still time to enter my giveaway over at The Hat Party. Contest ends this Thursday, April 10th at 11:59pm (EST). Just drop by and leave a comment for a chance to win.

On Friday, April 11th is my RainbowCon Blog Tour post over at Joyfully Jay’s and I’m also giving away a swag bag of goodies. So make sure to check out the post and leave a comment.

This week at the Purple Rose Tea House we have guest authors Julie Lynn Hayes and B. Snow with chats on everything from comedy to cats.

Well that’s it for today! There will be a THIRDS update this week.