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Weekly Word Count: 8/26/20

Word Count: 4464

What story I’m currently working on:

I started into the final Discord’s Desire book, y’all. I’m itching to write queer contemporary, but this is the last of my PNR series that needs wrapping up, so I’m going to try to put some mega focus on finishing that one up. As much as I want to start Outlaws 2, Dungeons and Dating 2, or Charmed in Charleston 4, all of those series fit the new direction I’m heading in, and this one is the last of my PNR series to wrap up. I hit 4k in Alluring Refrain, which is a solid head start. I’m going to be doing sprints to try and push through this book, because it’s going to take a lot of solid effort since I haven’t been in the PNR mindset for awhile.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I DID finish editing Restrained Desires, which was a massive accomplishment. That means the entire Rehoboth Pact trilogy is ready to roll once I find a publisher and get things situated. It’s super exciting. I also dove into Saving Throw and reworked some of that, so now I’m sending out submissions in the hope that Dungeons and Dating #1 has a home by the end of the year. With the beta reader responses rolling in for Tempting Fire, I’ll probably be able to work on editing that one soon, and Waking for Winter, my final release of the year, comes out next week!

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“Maybe being surrounded by rockstars has me looking for a regular guy.” Liz locked gazes with Kieran, challenge flashing in her eyes. The poor bartender was getting dragged into batt

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When it came to revolutions, Jett was staunchly in Camp Fuck That Shit.

Unfortunately, his bandmates had refused to take that memo.

Their drummer was even screwing the leader of this whole mutiny.

Which somehow meant they were driving to the one city he’d managed to avoid for quite some time, a place both he and Trevor stored up some bad memories. Big, maybe, but there was nothing Easy about returning to New fucking Orleans.

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Weekly Word Count: 8/19/20

Word Count: 0

What story I’m currently working on:

Currently, writing is on a break while I play catch up with everything I pushed aside to get those words down. It’s always a juggle with projects. I’m not really sure what’s next on my agenda either, whether I’m going to write book 2 in the Outlaws series, book 4 in the Discord’s Desire one, or book 4 in Charmed in Charleston! Most likely the former two, not the latter one, because I’ve got plenty of time on Charmed in Charleston since the series isn’t coming out for another few years.

What I’m editing/marketing:

What I HAVE been doing is editing like a beast. I’m down to the final pass on Restrained Desires, and once I’m done that, then I’ll start diving into some new wordage, whatever that might be. On the editing front next is retooling parts of Saving Throw before I start sending it out on submissions before the end of the year. I’m already getting some beta reader eyes on Tempting Fire, so I’ll be able to get that rolling too, and then the final release of the year, Waking for Winter, is coming up!

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“Hope you enjoy the show then, darling.” Heat flickered in his amber eyes, and his lowered voice made the implication quite clear.

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Aubrey caught sight of her and waved. As she did, the woman by her side turned around too.

Chelsea, of course. The woman’s gaze locked on hers, and her grin widened. Chels had changed since their earlier brunch, slipping into a crimson dress that hugged her ass and black leggings and knee-high boots straight out of her fantasies. Her rich chestnut hair lay in tumbles across her shoulders, and the dim lighting of Renegades highlighted her sepia skin.

“Hey, Ky,” Chelsea said, crooking her fingers as she beckoned her over. Fuck, the simple gesture sent her body into overdrive. The woman seemed to take a sadistic delight in teasing her, but the more Chelsea did, the more Kyle could swerve past the awkwardness and find her words.

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Weekly Word Count: 8/5/20

Word Count: 6070

What story I’m currently working on:

I’m still Charming in Charleston with book #3, which I finally figured out will be called Tempting Fire! (Thanks to the lovely Landra Graf) I’m now at 52k, which means I’m getting closer and closer to the end of this book, which is awesomeness all around. I’m hoping by the time I report in next week, this book is finished. There’s a high chance it might be, which will open up room to work on another series continuation. The only question is, do I dive into Outlaws #2 or the final Discord’s Desire book?

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m still jamming on the edits for Rehoboth Pact #3, and I think I know where I want everything to go. Once I finish that, I’ll have 3 completed novellas ready to rock and roll with whatever place picks the book up! I’m also super excited that Midnight Heist, Outlaws #1 is going to be coming out with Hot Tree Publishing! I got a glimpse at the cover already, and it’s gorgeous. Also, on the news front, I did just sign a contract, though I can’t say for what and with who yet, but I’m super excited either way. And the final new release for this year is Waking for Winter, which is scheduled to come out September 2nd! The end of my Philadelphia Coven Chronicles series!

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Mitch ignored the sting of his knuckles as he strode to the back and grabbed his keys. He needed to burn rubber on the pavement something fierce right now. A scream bubbled in his throat, one he’d been holding back for years now.

One of these days, he’d just erupt, and no one would show up to bail his ass out of prison.

He might’ve spent his life helping other folks, but the truth remained that he’d never see a cent of that in return. No one deemed him worth it—not for long. Mitch headed out the back emergency exit, not wanting to deal with the customers or faking a face any more than he had to. Within seconds, he’d looped around the building to the street where he’d parked his bike. He slung his jacket on and then settled onto his bike, his nerves buzzing.

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Weekly Word Count: 7/15/20

Word Count: 0

What story I’m currently working on:

Still no new writing this week, and I’m starting to get that itch. I’m getting further with my editing clients, so I’ll be able to dive back into one of the new books on my agenda soon. Again, I’m either going to start Discord’s Desire #4, Outlaws #2, or Eros Tales #3, which I’m just going to start calling by the new series title, Charmed in Charleston. I did get the new covers for the series which will come out in 2024, and they’re gorgeous.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m on the final round of edits for Rehoboth Pact #2, which I need to really finalize a name for. I called it Tormented Desires originally, but I’m not in love with that title, so I’m considering something else. I might even put editing Rehoboth #3 on hiatus for at least a week so I can get some new words on the page. After that, it’s just a waiting game as I try to find a home for Confined Desires and can get this completed series a home! The next book on the horizon and my last release for the year is Waking for Winter, which will come out September 2nd and it marks the end of my Philadelphia Coven Chronicles series.

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Aubrey’s lips caressed her neck as the woman pinned her against the cool surface of bathroom stall, and she couldn’t help but surrender. Selina closed her eyes and let the sensations wash over her. Her core throbbed, and her pulse quickened in the wake of the way the woman bit, nipped, and sucked at the column of her neck. She’d wrapped her arms around Aubrey’s shoulders, and the woman’s hands remained on her hips with a settling grip that let her know who was in charge.

She’d always suspected Aubrey Moore would be unforgettable at this sort of thing, but the reality shattered her expectations. The scent of lemon and sage lingered around her, pure Aubrey. The woman smelled fresh and vibrant, filled with so much life. Aubrey’s lips met hers again in a crash as their mouths tangled in a collision of tongues and teeth. Both of them kissed like this might be their last one, as if they chased every final sensation together.

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Weekly Word Count: 7/1/20

Word Count: 6003

What story I’m currently working on:

I ended up hitting 50k on Rehoboth Pact #3 and finishing the book! With my massage job opening back up again and a fair amount of editing work on my plate, I’m super busy on the editing front and haven’t even begun to think of what I’m going to work on next. That’s something to mull over for sure. I’m guessing my word counts will be fairly low for the next few weeks, but I’m hoping to be able to dive into something soon.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’ve been doing a little bit of line editing on Rehoboth Pact #2, and then I’ve already started getting some responses and feedback in for Rehoboth Pact #3, so I’ll probably be editing them in tandem for the month. I’m also pretty loaded with my work-editing jobs. Regardless, I’m super, super excited Tempting Ballad comes out in a FEW DAYS, and I’m super excited after all the work I put into that book. Renn and Leo’s story is scorching, and I adored writing the pair.

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Teaser of the week:

“A thousand curses on girls with smart mouths and access to firepower.”

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Fuck, and she missed Chelsea, so damn much.

Her apartment felt emptier than it normally did, so many spaces that Chelsea had just filled up whenever she came over, which had been all the time. In a short month, she’d gotten so used to having Chelsea around all the time, whether she was coming over to visit, they were going out together, or simply texting each other throughout the day. A dozen and one times she’d considered just messaging her and calling a truce, that she didn’t mean any of it.

This loneliness was consuming, aching, and devastating.

This loneliness felt a lot like grief.

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Weekly Word Count: 6/26/20

Word Count: 22002

What story I’m currently working on:

Welp, I forgot to update this on Wednesday, so I’m a bit further on the writing front than usual. Also because I just wrote a ton in this book in a week. I’m nearing the end, and it’s delightfully fun. I hit 44k in Rehoboth Pact 3 and it’s still not done, which means this book is going to be the longest of the trilogy. I think that works perfectly though, each novella being a smidge longer. Kyle and Chelsea’s romance was hoooot. And they’re both sorta tough nuts to crack with a Taurus/Scorpio romance. I really enjoy that pairing. It’s going to be so tough to figure out what to work on next…definitely a work project, aka continuing one of my series.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I started into some of the line edits for Rehoboth Pact #2 for funsies, but my week’s been pretty loaded with editing work. Plus, I’m enjoying writing the third book a ton. I’ll probably wait on serious edits until my third and final book is completed. ALSO, Tempting Ballad comes out NEXT WEEK, and I’m so pumped for this release. It’s such a fun, sexy, weird story, like all of the Discord’s Desire books. That series is a lot more work for me because of the complicated twists and overplot, but it’s honestly one of the ones where I let my characters do the weirdest shit.

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Teaser of the week:

“Trevor had lived a long time, but he hadn’t dared believe he’d ever see the stripped down and unplugged version of Danica Maslanka.”

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“Fuck reasonable,” Kyle murmured, her voice soft. “I’ve been thinking about you taking me all week.”

With Chelsea, the sex was more intense than any she’d experienced, but her need for this woman was ravine deep—far more than physical. When she was around her, for a few brief moments the insecurities faded away. She’d felt awkward and gawky in her body for so long, like she was coated in shame at her presentation to the world. Chelsea silenced those voices with the way she touched, the way she claimed, the way she possessed. The relief was monumental.

Chelsea pivoted to tug on the belt loops of Kyle’s jeans, bringing their bodies flush together. “Look at you, sweetheart, talking all sexy-like. You’re already so irresistible that I’m tempted to just strip you down here and eat you out on the steps.”

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Weekly Word Count: 6/10/20

Word Count: 9098

What story I’m currently working on:

I hit 11k in Rehoboth Pact #3, mostly because it’s been an absolute blast to write and Kyle and Chelsea are just popping off the page. I adore the two of them so far, my shy, awkward Taurus and my brazen Scorpio. Once I finish this trilogy, I’ll have a choice on my hands–whether to finish Eros Tales #3, start Outlaws #2, or dive into the final Discord’s Desire book. It’s going to be a game time decision, I think. Either way will be a lot more thought/planning involved, at least with the latter two. My Discord’s Desire series is at the culmination of all their plotting to overthrow society, and the Outlaws series requires a lot more planning ahead due to heists.

What I’m editing/marketing:

The beta feedback is already rolling in for Rehoboth Pact #2, so I’m probably going to start editing it next week, which is wicked fast. I got the first round of edits in on Tempting Ballad, which is exciting. It should mean the book is coming out sooner rather than later. I’m currently in a marketing lull, because I don’t know when Tempting Ballad is coming out yet? I think late June or July. After that will be Waking for Winter in September, capping off my Philadelphia Coven Chronicles series! As for Midnight Heist and Of Alchemists and Arsonists, I have no idea when the first book will come out and as for the second, it’s slated for January of next year!

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“Maybe being surrounded by rockstars has me looking for a regular guy.” Liz locked gazes with Kieran, challenge flashing in her eyes. The poor bartender was getting dragged into batt

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The door creaked open, and Ky stepped inside. The woman looked a little lost as she scanned the tables, her short auburn hair rumpled from the wind, and her cheeks pink from the chill outside. Chelsea’s adrenaline kicked up a notch, something she willfully ignored as she lifted her hand to wave. The moment Ky’s gaze snagged on hers, those hazel eyes crinkled with one beautiful smile.

Chelsea was used to a world of guarded expressions, smooth comments, and extra doses of sarcasm, but there was something different about Kyle Walker. The woman might hide behind awkwardness and fumbling, but when she smiled at her—holy hell, it was enough to knock the breath from her chest. Not a sensation she was used to in the slightest, and probably one she should examine a bit more if she were honest with herself, which she rarely liked to be.

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Weekly Word Count: 6/5/20

Word Count: 11896

What story I’m currently working on:

Eros Tales is still hanging tough at 33k, and I’ll probably get back to it once I’m done my Rehoboth Pact Trilogy. Right now I’m really jive-ing with these girls and I’m stoked to maybe have a completed series to pitch. At this rate, I may be done writing the series by the end of the month. (A bit easier than normal, because it’s a novella series) I finished Rehoboth Pact #2 at 45k and I already started Rehoboth Pact #3 at 2k. I’m so excited to dive into these characters. Kyle is so precious and I want to protect her so badly.

What I’m editing/marketing:

On the editing front, I haven’t tackled anything of my own yet. I just finished Rehoboth Pact #2 and am waiting for some beta feedback before I dive in, and besides, I’ve had plenty of work from my own clients to handle. As for edits I’m waiting for on publishers, my slated projects are Tempting Ballad, Of Alchemists and Arsonists, and Midnight Heist!!! I’m so excited for all three books, because they each mean different things. Tempting Ballad will be my first LGBT book published, Of Alchemists and Arsonists will conclude my series, and Midnight Heist will be the start of my first LGBT series!

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“I needed a distraction. A drink, a good tumble, anything—even this sure-to-be- trouble punk show.”(1)

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“The dark side of ‘It’s Raining Men,’” Chels murmured, snagging her bottle of beer and taking a swig. She pursed her lips, her gaze going distant for a second, fast enough that she’d almost missed it. “If I wanted a drooling frat guy, I would’ve stayed with my husband.”

Kyle’s grip on her drink tightened, and that impulse had her opening her mouth before she could help herself. “I’m not going to ask if you’re okay, because I’m sure you’re sick of hearing that. But if you need a breather, or if you need to talk, I’m here.”

Chelsea’s lips quirked for a moment and that intense stare rolled over her like a crack of lightning. Kyle swallowed, hard.

Chelsea nudged her thigh against Kyle’s. “You’re too damn sweet to be my sister’s best friend. I bet the women who eat you out get a toothache.”

Kyle spluttered mid-sip on her drink, almost spraying the liquid all over the table. Her cheeks flushed, the heat spreading whole body in seconds. She didn’t even know how to respond to that, so she just ducked her head and knifed her fingers through her hair. “Yeah, considering the epic dry spell I’m in, I highly doubt it.”

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Weekly Word Count: 5/27/20

Word Count: 12681

What story I’m currently working on:

I’ve shelved Eros Tales #3 at 33k because I’m really in a groove with Rehoboth Pact #2 and I’ve already got an idea of what I want for Rehoboth Pact #3. I’m at 36k in the manuscript, and since it’s going to be about 40-45k, I might be able to report in next week with finishing the novel! Sky, Aubs, and Kyle all stood out really strongly in my mind character-wise, which is what makes writing this novella trilogy so easily. Combine that with the fact that the setting is Wilmington which I’m familiar with, and it’s a recipe for a fun project.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Editing wise, I’ve mostly been working on other clients, not my own stuff, but in a few weeks, that could change, given Rehoboth Pact #2 nearing a conclusion. As for edits I’m waiting for from publishers, I’ll be looking for ones on Tempting Ballad, Of Alchemists and Arsonists, aaaaaaaand Midnight Heist. What is Midnight Heist, you ask? Well, that’s the brand new name for A Thief’s Crusade which is coming out with Hot Tree Publishing!!! I’m super excited to finally have news on that front, and I’m hoping everyone will enjoy the brand new Outlaws series.

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“And you look like you’re destined for a cold shower,” Selina teased back, reverting to autopilot.

“I’m pretty sure my vibrator needs new batteries after the past few days,” Aubrey commented, the conspiratorial grin reaching her lips. Something just felt off tonight, like the tender, loyal, and protective woman she’d gotten to know had been locked away, and Selina didn’t trust it.

“Lucky for you, there are convenience stores and loose women everywhere,” Selina drawled, unable to help herself.

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Weekly Word Count: 5/20/20

Word Count: 11238

What story I’m currently working on:

Eros Tales #3 is stagnant at 33k, but I’m all right with that, because again, these final three books in the series won’t be coming out for another 4-5 years. As for YA Mirror Story and Paranormal Western, they’re both on hiatus, because I’ve been grooving with contemporary romance. What I’ve been REALLY jiving with has been Rehoboth Pact #2, which I started on a whim last week. I hit 24k and I’m already past the halfway point of the manuscript, with the rest of it planned out. Who knows–in a few more weeks, I might be able to have it complete!

What I’m editing/marketing:

Right now, my freelance editing work is through the roof, so I’m focusing on catching up with a lot of that. The next edits I’ll be getting from publishers are for Tempting Ballad and Of Alchemists and Arsonists. Confined Desires, A Thief’s Crusade, and Saving Throw are all on submission, but I may have some news on the horizon soon. This week, Of Coppers and Cracksmen came out! It’s reminding me of how much fun the Whitfield Family was to write! The novella trilogy was a blast. Next on the agenda after that is Tempting Ballad with Evernight Publishing in June and Waking for Winter with Soul Mate Publishing in September!

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“Mordecai snorted. “Surely, I thought you_d invite the chaos on board and offer it tea.”

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“Oh, I always walk like this,” Aubs said, trying to attempt casual, as if she wasn’t going crazy in Lustville over here.

Selina crooked a brow. “I’ve got a solution. Want to try some taffy? I bet I can change your mind.”

Aubrey snorted. “You’re going to have to try hard. I’ve tried it for years and never once has it had any allure.”

Selina finished the piece she was chewing on and turned to face Aubrey. Before she could click two and two together, Selina leaned in and pressed her lips to Aubrey’s. Her fingers swiped over Aubrey’s balled fist, loosening it as she kissed her. Once Aubs recovered from the surprise, she sank into the kiss. Selina’s warm tongue swept into her mouth, bringing with it the sweet tang of the salt water taffy.