Hello, and welcome back to Anna’s world!!! I finally have internet back, after a very harrowing two weeks, without it. Seems the modem, that was supposed to have been “overnighted,” and arrived a week later, was not the problem, after all. The problem was, as I tried to explain, in my first phone call to the ISP, the wind storm we’d had in our area, recently. It had caused something to become disconnected OUTSIDE. Needless to say, they’ve heard from me several times, and I was given credit for the month, and not charged a fee for the repair. Now, I’m working like a madwoman, trying to catch up on everything that should have been done two weeks ago…LOL Enough of my rant…on to more exciting news!
The release date for CROSSROAD TO LOVE is growing closer. In just a week and a half, on the 16th, you’ll be able to purchase it on http://www.lazydaypub.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesnoble.com and probably a few other sites, as well. Remember, this one is the first in a series, full of drama and romance!
And, just a few weeks later, on February 3rd, Rebel Ink Press will be releasing UNLIKELY LOVERS, which is NOT a part of the series. People are often confused by this, so I am trying to clarify, often, which books are a part of the series, and which are not. I’m sorry for the confusion, but…after writing several books, over the past five years, it was amazing when all the contracts suddenly began pouring in, at once. That’s the way it happens, sometimes, and even though it makes things just a tad confusing, it’s very exciting, all the same.
I’ve posted the blurb for CROSSROAD TO LOVE a few times. Next week, I’ll post an excerpt for you, just a little teaser, a few days before the release!
I’m very busy with edits right now. I’ve actually finished the fourth book in my series, but need to finish other edits, and polish the new one up, before submitting it. I have ideas swarming in my head, screaming at me to put them on paper, but until I’m caught up on edits, and blog interviews, which were delayed, due to my internet issues, they’ll just have to wait a little while longer…
I said we’d talk about New Year’s Resolutions this week…did you make any? I can’t really say that I did…but am planning to make this a productive year. I need to learn to manage editing, writing, and promoting, along with working a day job, and still have time for family and friends. That has been the biggest challenge for me in the past six months, since all this wonderful craziness began. As I fall more into a routine, and learn more of the processes in this beautiful new life, I hope to be able to balance all of it, with ease…yeah…go ahead and giggle, chuckle, laugh…hey, isn’t that what a New Year’s resolution is? You set a high goal for yourself…
Now that I’ve made you laugh, maybe I’ll treat you to an early teaser, instead of making you wait…this is from CROSSROAD TO LOVE…the first book in my FAB FIVE series, from Lazy Day Publishing, coming Jan 16, 2013…enjoy!
“Now, what did you want to talk to me about, my sweet?” he asked as he plopped down beside her. “Maybe we don’t need to talk, after all. You look very fetching sitting on my sofa.” He pulled her to him and kissed her, a long, lingering kiss that begged to be taken further.
She gave herself to the kiss, returning his passion with her own. Oh, Ryan…All lucid thoughts were gone as she lost herself in Ryan’s kisses. He laid her back on the couch, tracing her face with his finger. He looked into her eyes, kissed her again and sat up, pulling her up beside him. “Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I promised you I would behave, and I will.”
“It’s ok, Ryan. I didn’t exactly fight you, now did I?” Katy laughed. I only wish we could have finished what we began on this couch. This is all so confusing. One minute I think we are not meant to be lovers and then he kisses me and I wonder if maybe we are. I have to tell him now before we go to a place we may not be supposed to go.
“No, I guess you didn’t. That was some kiss. But you said you wanted to talk, so I am ready to listen now.”
She took a deep breath before beginning.
“Ryan, in the past week, we have become close, am I right?” she began nervously chewing her lip as she watched his face.
“We have. You came into my sorry life like a Texas tornado. You really turned me around, little lady.”
Katy giggled at the thought of being compared to a tornado. “I hope that’s a good thing.”
“Oh, you bet it is. If we intend to pursue this thing, though, and see where it leads us, we are going to have to discuss the distance factor, you know.”
She looked into his eyes and began to speak again. “But we need to talk about something else first.”
He smiled down at her.
“Have it all figured out, don’t you?” He touched her cheek softly and leaned over to kiss her.
She responded to his kiss again, not wanting it to end. But end it must, so she pulled away and tried to speak again.
“Ryan, there is something else I have to tell you. This is very serious and I have been debating how to tell you ever since we had dinner the other night. Do you remember our conversation about Marnie and the accident?”
He sighed as he said, “Yes, I do, but why do we have to ruin tonight by bringing her up? I thought the other night was the end of that subject.”
“I had hoped that it would be the end of that subject, but something you said that night absolutely stunned me. I was so shocked that I didn’t know what to say, at the time, but I have given it a lot of thought, and you have to know.”
“What in the world are you trying to tell me, Katy?” Ryan asked, a puzzled look on his face.
She took a deep breath and finally spoke the words that she did not want to say. The words that would end her newfound relationship with the first man she had met in ten years that was worth getting to know.
On January 16, you can find out what Katy was about to tell Ryan…have a wonderful week!