So we can just all admit I’m not the best blogger, right? We’re okay accepting that? I KNOW. It’s been what? A month? More? Eeep!
The good news is that I’ve been neglecting my blog because I’ve been working a lot! That’s right, the new Cambio Springs book is going really well. I’m having a blast telling Ollie and Allie’s story. Here’s a little peek of what I’ve been writing lately.
Ollie walked in the back door only a few minutes later while the kids were still playing with the various ice settings and ignoring their homework.
“Hey,” he said. “How was school?”
Loralie ran over and he bent down so she could jump on his back like the monkey she was.
“We colored new name tags, Ollie! For our desks.”
“That sounds fun.”
Allie said, “You got a new fridge.”
He shrugged and went to the sink to scrub his hands, Loralie still clinging to his back. “Been wanting to move that old one to the barn for a while. Keep drinks and stuff out there and get something bigger for the house.”
“Did you know this is the exact one I’ve been wanting?”
He was smiling when he turned around. “Is it?”
She couldn’t keep from smiling back. “Jena’s been telling stories.”
“Who better to ask about buying a new fridge than a chef, right?” He winked at her, then plucked Loralie from his back. “Hey, guys. Did I see groceries in the car?”
Oh, for heaven’s sake. Allie had completely forgotten about the four bags of groceries left in the minivan. She rose to her feet.
“We’ll get them,” Mark said, grabbing Chris’s arm and pulling him out the door.
“I’ll help!” Loralie ran after her brothers.
“You,” she whispered. “Did you buy this fridge for me?”
He swiftly walked to her and slid an arm around her waist. Allie went up on her toes and met his mouth in a scorching kiss.
“Absolutely not,” he murmured against her mouth. “A refrigerator is a terrible first present.”
Sorry, is it weird that I find a new fridge a totally awesome present? I mean, Allie lives out in the desert. Don’t dismiss a new fridge. Now a vacuum…
Anyway, these two are so cute I kinda want to squeeze their cheeks. Only Ollie is a giant bear shifter and would probably not take kindly to that. I’m also having a blast writing Allie’s four kids. There aren’t enough funny kid scenes in romance novels (probably for obvious reasons) but Allie is a single mother. Let’s not pretend her kids are going to make this easy.
So Cambio Springs writing is going really well, and I’m very pleased to announce that Grace Draven and I have announced a release date for Beneath a Waning Moon, our pair of Gothic romances. I’ll be including the Elemental World (historic!) novella, A Very Proper Monster.
The e-book will be available at all retailers on October 1st. We’ll also be doing an audiobook and paperback for these stories, but I don’t have a date for that yet.
BaWM is not going to set up for pre-order, but you can add it to Goodreads by clicking the button:
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You’ve probably noticed that there’s a new look for the blog! I felt like it was bordering on messy, so I tried to clean up a bit and streamline things. I’m hoping readers will have an easier time navigating the site, but if you have any feedback, I’d love to hear it. Leave me a comment or two.
In fact, leave me a comment, and you’ll be entered to win an e-ARC of A Very Proper Monster. This story, by the way, is DELICIOUS. I loved writing it and early reviews have been fantastic. I’ll leave entries open on the giveaway until Friday evening.