What I’m Up To and What I’ve Been Reading

First, thank you so much to those of you that left reviews on Amazon for Arson. I really appreciate it! If you’ve read Arson and haven’t left an honest review yet, click here to leave me a review. It doesn’t have to be long. Heck, they let you just give it a star rating, but ratings and reviews help authors immensely. Not only do they help us write better stories, but they also help our sales on Amazon. So, thank you.

Jensen City Book 2 (Thirst) hits on 11/11/21, and I am ready for it. I really love Thirst, and I hope you will, too! It’s my favorite thing I’ve written so far, and it flew onto the page. If you’re a blogger and would like an ARC, click here.

Book 3 is my current WIP, but I am struggling with it. I fell in absolute love with Remi and Zeke’s relationship in Thirst so much that I’m having a hard time relating to my main characters in the third book. I think this is one of the downsides of rapid write/release. I still talk to Zeke and Remi in my head. The main characters in book 3 have very different personalities. Also, a certain chemistry professor keeps popping into my head, and I’m like, “Simmer down, dude. Your story is last.”

Instead of my usual 4k words a day, I’ve been plugging along at 1k words a day that I have to force. I signed up for NaNoWriMo in November and hope to crank it up at that time. I’m taking the last week of October to meditate on my characters for the third book, and I hope that works so that I can get into their heads.

Look for book 3 in late January/early February. However, look for its prologue here on my blog in the next month. The prologue is super fun and explains a little of what happens in the epilogue at the end of Thirst that we don’t see.

Coming Soon!

-My Kindle Unlimited contract for The Caretaker (which is the first part of The Swingyards) will expire 11/28. As of 11/29, The Swingyards will be on Inkitt, and I’ll continue the story there. The first few episodes will be The Caretaker. Season 2 of the story will be up in December and will FINALLY show us what Barb Watson is getting up to now that Bill left town after spitroasting Eryl with Kyle. Watch my social media and blog to get the next part of the story. The Caretaker will stay on Kindle for 99 cents or on paperback for a limited time. However, Inkitt is free!!

-I’ve taken a break from podcasting to write and release. My co-host, Chrissy, also had a huge life change happen and hasn’t been able to join me. I start podcasting again in November with Evie Alexander as my guest on The Smutty Book Lady and Friends. Look for that link around 11/7 on my blog or subscribe to the podcast on Spotify here.

Books I’ve Read Lately and Loved!!

So what have I read lately from the Indie world? (I don’t give any plot points away in my reviews.)

Author: Garry Michael

Published: 08/22/21

I mentioned Garry’s Break Point the last time that I wrote a “What I read” blog. I enjoyed that book so much that I picked up his sophomore effort and read through it in about a day and a half.

There’s a lot of angst and heavy issues in this book, but it was such a powerful romance between the mains. I continue to enjoy his work and hope he never stops writing. Pick it up on Kindle or Kindle Unlimited!

Author: Addison Laine

Published: May 27, 2021

Addison Laine is a new-to-me author, and there’s not much chatter about this on Goodreads or Amazon.

Story on this. I woke up at about 4 am because I couldn’t sleep and had already read 10 percent of this book. I finished the entire book between 4 am and when I had to get my kids to school at 9 am. It sucked me in after the initial character and world building introductions.

This book was a fun find, and I loved the characters of Wren and Eden. I liked how Eden didn’t take any of his shit and Wren was such an alpharoll by the end. If you read my blog, you know that I like cozy mysteries in addition to romance books. This book had elements of mystery, suspense, thriller etc. wrapped up in romance. I’ll definitely be picking up the sequel because Wren’s brother, Hunter, comes across as sexy AF in this book. Although, I really want Ash’s story since Ash’s backstory is just heart-breaking.

What I plan on reading from the Indie World in November:

Drop a comment below and let me know what you’re reading. If you’ve read any of the above, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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