Used Goods is my next planned release. It’s the third book in my Black Sheets series, and I hope to have it out before the end of the year…although, I’m terrible at guesstimating when I’ll finish a book. I posted teasers for Shattered Heart on my Facebook page. Should I do the same thing for Used Goods? Do y’all enjoy teasers, or do you prefer just waiting on the book?
If you enjoyed Shattered Heart, don’t forget to leave a rating or review on Amazon and goodreads! Those little stars give me encouragement. 😊
If you don’t like it…I’m sorry. 🙁…
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Hey y’all! Shattered Heart should be available Monday morning (9/26/16) on Amazon. To celebrate my new release, Shattered Past (Book 1) will be discounted to $/£ 0.99 on both Amazon US (9/26-10/3) and Amazon UK (9/27-10/4) next week. Happy reading!
Chapter 2: (from the phone call through the party)
Meddle (Ebola Mix) by Little Boots
Cozza Frenzy by Bassnectar
Drop the Other by Emika
Chapter 10: (at Vladimir’s House of Hash)
Womanizer by Britney Spears
Chapter 13: (when Blake turns on the radio)
Alien by Bush
**These artists are in no way associated with me or my novel. Their music simply inspired me while I worked, and I hope these songs make a nice soundtrack for you while you read.**
I’m back from vacation (unfortunately), and I’ve officially decided to split the Shattered series into a trilogy. When I started the first book, I had a very different outline laid out for my two characters, and as that plot slowly changed, I realized I couldn’t do their story justice by rushing through the finale. The tentative title for Book 3 will be Shattered Dreams, but I haven’t totally committed to the name yet. I’m also writing a side story that involves another character from Book 3 that takes place 6 years prior. It’s called Broken, and it revolves around the lead singer of Broken Deception.
I had an awesome reader offer to beta read Shattered Heart for me, and I’ve handed over a draft, so now I can stop hacking it to pieces with my Delete and Backspace buttons. I don’t have a release date quite yet because once I have comments, criticisms, and corrections in hand, I’ll have to go through them to see where I need to make adjustments. I want y’all to know that I appreciate the patience and support that everyone has shown. Writing is just a hobby for me, so my life and career can definitely interfere with my plans, but I promise that I will continue to publish as long as you continue to read my books. It just might take me awhile sometimes.
I also haven’t forgotten about my Black Sheets BDSM series which will be an indefinite number of books depending on how many characters I decide to write about. Used Goods will be my next one in the series. It follows Michael (who was introduced in Damaged Trust) and Aiden (who I hope everyone falls in love with).
I do most of my updates and teasers on Facebook, but you can also follow me on Twitter or through my blog. I’ll try to keep you informed.
So, I’ve decided that I’m writing the book that never ends, and I need the opinion of my readers. Would you rather I go ahead and publish a chunk of what I have written of Shattered Heart and release this series as a trilogy? That’s probably what’s going to happen anyways, but I would really appreciate everyone’s input on this. I never actually intended any of my books to be serial (I personally hate cliffhangers when I’m reading), but sometimes it’s hard to wrap things up quickly (and hard to let go of characters that you’ve invested a lot of time and energy into). I would make the split so that book 2 is a little longer than book 1 was; although, book 3 will most likely end up a little shorter. At this point, I feel like I’m writing one of those soap operas that airs on TV for 30 years, and I hate making everyone wait.
So, I’ll admit that I forgot about my blog. I’ve primarily been using my social media accounts to stay in touch with my readers, but I enjoy writing these posts. I’ll try to be better. I promise.
In Too Deep
This is the first book I’ve read by Kate Sherwood, and I loved it. You have brooding Cade with a dark past and a dysfunctional family colliding with golden boy Aiden who’s determined to win him over. How could it not be a great romance?
In the Middle of Somewhere
Parrish is another new-to-me author suggested by Twitter. This book was very well-written and gave a great deal of insight into the characters’ motivations and struggles through the main character’s internal monologue and the other characters’ actions. Daniel, a city boy with a brand spanking new PhD to add after his name, meets Rex, the handsome lumberjack-looking hunk in the woods. Drama, sweetness, and sex ensue. I also enjoyed the secondary characters. I would love to see Leo and Will get their own book.
Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her…with her roommate. She ends up moving in with her neighbor, Ridge, who has captivated her with his amazing talent at playing the guitar. Sparks fly, but he has a girlfriend. If you can suspend a little belief, you’ll enjoy this book. I loved Colleen Hoover’s Slammed series, which is why I purchased this book. So, I highly recommend those novels as well!
So, I’m still struggling through Shattered Heart. I’m not sure why I find Cade and Blake so difficult to write sometimes. I wrote the Damaged sequel in about 4 months (and for those of you who don’t know, I have a full-time job in addition to self-publishing), but I’ve been typing away at Shattered Heart since November, and I’m still not done. I don’t remember these two guys being this exhausting in the first book, but they’ve definitely been wearing me out in their sequel. I think that I’ve rewritten almost every section at least once, but at least some of those edits have helped my story progress. I don’t want to leave anyone hanging. I feel that I owe my readers updates, and I will let you know when I’m doing my final edits. I’m also still working on Used Goods, the third book in the Black Sheets Series. I’ve made a lot of progress on Michael and Aiden’s story; although, I don’t really have a timeline as to when I plan to publish. I’ve discovered that I’m terrible at guessing release dates. If you want to see teasers, ask questions, interact with me, or just learn about the random thoughts that fill my head, I’m currently on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are links to all of my social media accounts on my blog site. I’m much more active on those than I am on WordPress.