Editing isn’t as bad I think it is…
I always kind of dread it. When I finish a story, I’m done. I spent most of last week going through edits for Dreams and The Baby. It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! I’ll tell you more in the Cruise Control update.
Before that, I’ve got two group promotions, and four books to tell you about.
This BookFunnel promotion has 97 books in it that are all worth checking out. I’ve been a bit off my game this month, and I didn’t realise I’d joined two KU promos in a row, so I’m sorry about that.
Still, there’s a really good range of books to check out in this one.
Get those bhttps://books.bookfunnel.com/unlimitedromance/s74927wtytooks!
This giveaway I’m low-key thrilled about. I made Dreams into an eBook on the weekend, and I’ve submitted it for this giveaway.
So, if you’re not able to get on Wattpad…go and get it here. I’m hoping this won’t count as “being published” as far as the Wattys are concerned, but if so…bah. It’s not like I’m going to win, anyway…behold my ability to self-sabotage!
Start with a sassy pastry chef. Add a cocky billionaire. Throw in a fake engagement. Let the games begin.
I have one rule. I don’t date tourists. Ever. Because vacation boyfriends never last. But my life is a hot mess. So much so that my friends throw me a love-life intervention. Never heard of that? Me neither. I may have a problem.
So I decide to break my rule just one time because the tourist is unbelievably sexy. Hey, it’s more of a guideline than an actual rule. What’s the worst that can happen?
Cue Chase Covington, the relationship-averse billionaire who blows into my life like a category five hurricane.
He insists she’s too young for him but she’s determined to prove him wrong.
Being in a band with my brothers isn’t always easy but we just got our big break. Somehow, our manager snagged us the opening spot for Courting Chaos after the previous one has to pull out of the tour. Even with having to live on a bus for months with my four brothers, this is an opportunity of a lifetime.
Their manager, Lawson, is stupid hot but after witnessing me in an embarrassing situation, I know there’s no hope of anything between us. No matter how easy he is to talk to or the way he watches me play my violin.
The accident with Hurricane should’ve been a nightmare, but a friend of a friend manages a band that will fit in perfectly. Plus, a rock band with a sexy female lead… you don’t find those every day.
Daisy owns the stage every night. I can’t help being pulled into her world with the crowd as she sings and captivates all of us. And she’s so damn beautiful but more than that… she’s a good person. Daisy’s also too young for me.
Which is why, when her manager tells me that they’ve been getting disturbing messages involving Daisy, I know that I’ll do everything in my power to protect her.
I don’t care if he saved me from being assaulted by some creep at a bar.
I don’t care if he’s a billion-dollar heir to LakeView ranch.
This cowboy is trouble.
And he has made me an offer.
The next time I see him, he gets on one knee and proposes to me.
If I accept, he gives me a million dollars.
The idea is sinful… but it’s a million dollars.
And I’ve been obsessed with him.
So, do I have the heart to say anything other than… yes?
The golden boy. Wes Spencer, aka Mr. Darcy, has it all: the face of a Greek god, millions of adoring fans, a mile-long yacht and a bored attitude. The last thing he needs is a crew member on his new film set nearly dying in his arms.
The stunt girl. That’s me, Ari Demos. I just landed a coveted job as a stunt double in the new Pride and Prejudice movie adaptation starring actor slash phenomenon Weston Spencer. Cue high dives and complicated car stunts along the narrow cliffs of Corfu -one false step and I could lose not only my job, but my life.
I wanted nothing to do with the arrogant English boy. Waking up to his kiss was something other girls dreamed of, not me. The movie star is the last person I’d expect to save my life.
Falling in love was never supposed to be part of the job. Fighting to stay alive was never supposed to be part of growing up.
Get Lose Me
Okay, so…I didn’t do a huge amount of writing last week. I think I basically just recovered from writing Dreams as quickly as I did. I’ll give updates on the things that have updates, though!
I also gained a pretty amazing reader, this week. I love all my readers, but every now and again, someone will come along who just gets super into my books and I’m completely chill with that.
In case you haven’t noticed, I like talking about my books. The editor for The Baby and I spent two hours talking about them on Friday night. So, when a reader comes along who wants to send me their theories, and give me inside info on any inconsistencies I’ve overlooked in my portrayal of the music industry, I’m here for it!
In the interest of fairness, since this person is now looking for the secrets from the first two books, the only clues I’ve given are pretty much what I said in my blog. But here’s a summation…
Everything you need to find it is within the book’s story, itself. It’s almost impossible to get, and I don’t expect anyone to ever get it. It’s so hard that I made it easier in my head for someone to achieve it.
I could probably tell you what the secret is for this one, and still have nobody get the answer, that’s how hard it is. Go for the low-hanging fruit that is…
This one is much easier to get. Once you figure out what it is, you have everything you need to find the answer. Again, the books’ secrets will always be a part of the story, itself, not in the front matter (copyright page, etc.) or back matter (acknowledgements, etc.).
Though, both require something else once you figure out what the secret is. Like…work to get the answer to the secret.
The first person to come to me with the answer gets a signed copy of the book. Then, I guess, I’ll let everyone else know what it was. I personally think that The Wedding’s will have people kicking themselves when they find out what it is. Yes, yes, “I know something you don’t know.” 😘
Also, I’ve mentioned it before, but there’s lot of easter eggs in the books for people to find. There’s also stuff littered across the internet to look at. But only one secret gets the signed book lol.
DREAMS – CHELI AND MATT
So, I got Vash’s final edits on Friday. I went through them on the weekend, turned it into an eBook, and I’m just waiting on her to go through the revised document and come back with her final edits.
When she does that, I’ll update the chapters on Wattpad, and submit it for The Wattys. I’m so incredibly pleased with it. Her feedback was beautiful, she told me she’d never read another story like it and was genuinely involved in the outcome of it. She was also totally attached to the characters.
But yes, it’s available to read here, and if you do read it on Wattpad, please vote for each chapter and share it with anyone who you think might enjoy it. Thank you!
THE BABY – LITA AND SEBASTIAN
I got the final full edit of The Baby just this morning. So far, I’ve edited up to…crap, I forget what point. Anyway, time to finish that off and ship it away to the proofreader for dealing with.
I desperately need to finish writing the chapter headings, too. I’ve been putting that off for far too long, and there’s no more time to put it off, now!
If you want to pre-order The Baby, you can do so by clicking here.
Remember that if you do pre-order, you should fill out this form because everyone who pre-orders is getting one of the chapters rewritten from Sebastian’s POV a year before anyone else gets to read it. 😘
SEBASTIAN – YOUNG ADULT CRUISE CONTROL
Final thing for this for this week is the latest chapter of Sebastian. Chapter 19 – Saturday, Please Stay is up, now.
I’m absolutely dying to write the next chapter because it’s the final performance at the camp. I’ve been convinced that it’s totally cool for Heather to hitch a ride to the camp with Harrison’s parents to watch the performance. Eeeeeeeek!!! That is all.
If you haven’t read any of this, yet, you can read the YA novel about the band meeting in their teens by clicking here.
I hope you’re having a brilliant week, and happy reading!