Oh…my…gosh…this has been one crazy week in Anna’s World! I don’t even know where to begin…
I received edits for three different books and…
I completed all of them, believe it or not.
I worked on blog interviews, the lovely Ginger Ring hosted me on her blog Thursday. We chatted about cougar worthy men, chocolate, writing, and my upcoming release, The Road To His Soul. You can check it out at http://www.gingerring.com. I did an interview with another friend of mine, Erica Bayne, who is a fellow Rebel author. I have the distinct honor of being her very first interview and I am so excited about that! Her blog link is http://imitationsoflove1.blogspot.com/ and my interview with her is now live.
Let’s see, what else did I do? Oh, yes, I did a review for another author friend of mine, Penelope Jones. I finished the final read-through on Book #6 in my Fab Five series, The Road To Forever, and submitted it. I’m also working on the latest addition to Anna’s collection.
And last, but certainly not least, I signed THREE new contracts!!! On Monday, I signed two contracts with Rebel Ink Press, one for a novella, A Woman Like Her, which is the sequel to the novella, If You Love Me, and the other for A Holiday Hideaway, a Christmas novella. On Wednesday, I signed the contract for The Road To Forever with LazyDay Publishing! The most exciting thing about these three contracts is that in signing them, I completed a personal goal I had set for myself the day I signed my first contract. My goal was to have twelve signed contracts in twelve months. Guess what? I now have twelve signed contracts and it’s only been nine months!!! Yes, I’ve been very busy, and loving every crazy minute of it!
The first ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) review is in for The Road To His Soul and it’s a 5 star! ***** You can read the review on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17790529-the-road-to-his-soul and while you’re there, be sure and add the book to your TBR list! This is the 3rd book in my Fab Five series. In this book, I mention the name of a friend of mine, a country singer, John Adam Murph, and one of his love ballads, Don’t Forget Me, becomes the love song for the main couple in the book. For more about JAM, go to his website, http://www.johnadammurph.com/ where you can listen to his songs and buy a CD if you’d like.
On Wednesday, May 22, LazyDay will release, The Road To His Soul. I promised a teaser and a teaser you’ll get. The book will be available on Amazon, B&N, and AllRomance.com, as well as http://www.lazydaypub.com.
I’ll post the links on my buy links page here on this blog, as well as on my website, http://www.annakristellromance.com/140839533 and on my Facebook and Twitter pages as soon as they become available.
Without further ado, here’s the blurb and an excerpt from The Road To His Soul.
Another ‘Fab Five’ drama and Lizzie’s family isn’t out of the woods yet. This time her son is causing the problems.
Colt Hart and Kendyl Durant have been dancing around a relationship for years. When Colt decides he is ready to give up his days as a player for a serious girlfriend, he finally makes his move, knowing that once he begins a relationship with his sister’s gorgeous blonde friend, there will be no turning back. Also deciding it’s time to think about his future career plans, he leaves his carefree job to accept his dad’s offer to join the family’s advertising agency.
But the night before his first date with Kendyl he arrives at Rex’s office to tell him of his career decision, only to find his dad being put into the back of an ambulance after suffering what appears to be a heart attack.
Blaming himself because his dad has been burning the candle at both ends, Colt believes that if he had accepted his dad’s offer sooner, the heart attack might not have happened. He asks Kendyl to be patient with him. He wants her, but the business has to come first right now. He has to make it up to his family and keep the business going while his dad recuperates. But how long will Kendyl wait?
When they finally get together, the two lovers immediately enter into a sensual relationship. But Colt is called to Texas on business time and time again, and temptations await him there. Kendyl begins to doubt that he will ever be able to commit to her completely, heart and soul. When she decides to give him a wake up call by calling it quits, she hopes to turn things around.
Will it backfire on her and end things for good, as Colt is pursued by other women? Or will he stop dragging his feet and put the ring on Kendyl’s finger?
Colt took the stairs rather than the elevator, hoping to blow off some steam before he faced Kendyl. Finding a chair near the door, he watched for her as he thought about everything that had taken place that evening. He had been so happy as he drove to his dad’s office earlier. He had anticipated the joy on his parents’ faces when he told them his news. He had also looked forward to the romantic evening he had planned for Kendyl. Believing she might be the girl for him, Colt had carefully seen to each detail. Now he had to tell her the plans had changed, drastically, and he had no idea when he would be able to reschedule their date.
He looked up in time to see Kendyl rushing in the front door of the building. Rising from his chair, he went to greet her. On impulse, Colt pulled her into his arms hugging her tightly. She responded, speaking gently to him. “I’m so sorry, Colt. I’m here, for you and your family, whatever you need.”
“You’re so good in a crisis, baby. I remember how you took charge in the kitchen the day Caleb was killed. Thank you so much for being here for us.”
“I’d do anything for your family, you know that.” Looking up at him, she smiled. “I’d do anything for you.”
Colt smiled down at her gratefully, gazing into her deep blue eyes.
“Colt, I’ll understand if you want to postpone our date tomorrow night. You all have a lot to deal with right now.”
Looking at her pretty, angelic face, he replied, “I think that’s what we’re going to have to do. I’ll take a rain check, though. Problem is, I just don’t know how soon. I’m going to have my hands full, taking a crash course in advertising for the next few months.”
Kendyl laughed and when she did, her blue eyes sparkled. “I’ve waited for you to ask me out for a long time, Colt Hart. I think I can wait a little longer.”
“Let’s go outside.” He took her hand and led her to a secluded corner outside the building. Leaning down, he kissed her gently. As his hazel eyes met her shining blue ones, he saw something he had never noticed before. He kissed her again, more deeply.
The beautiful blonde girl in his arms responded, melting against him. When he released her, she looked up at him, unable to speak. Kendyl had longed for Colt’s kiss for a very long time. But the feelings it awakened in her were like nothing she could ever have imagined. Finally, she found her voice and shakily said, “We’d better get upstairs.”
“Yes, you’re right.” He took her hand. Together they walked silently to the elevator.
Don’t forget to grab your e-Book copy of the book on Wednesday!!!! Until next time, thanks for stopping by and have a great week!