I have some news. Some of you will not like it. I, myself, had to let it marinate. Between the Lines will not be released on December 7th as planned. It has been pushed back to March.
But, it is a good thing. This is about quality. Could I have finished it in the next couple of months? Probably. However, Ylva is about quality and I will be too. This book is a completely original work with no fanfic origins. It took me a while to get started but now I’m in it deep. I think I’ve created a cast of main and side characters most readers can really relate to. They are down to earth, funny, and deal with real problems. I’ve also been able to build a villain (if you can call her/him that) so that the motivations are understood and as a reader, you may feel for him/her to a degree. I think every character in this book will have an impact with readers in one way or another.
I’m gonna bust my ass to give you the best of my abilities. I will continue to post updates to keep all ya’ll informed!
I’m sitting here about to write notes on the next chapter in my new book Between the Lines and I thought it was time to tell readers a little bit about it. As most of you know, this book features new characters: Haley Jordan and Tonya Preston. Would you like to know something about them?
Haley is a rookie cop on the New Orleans Police Department. Yes, it all takes place in NOLA. I won’t be writing about the beauty of the Garden District and the rich history. What I describe will be a different take on things. It won’t all be pretty. Haley is very southern. She’s a Mississippi native. She’s a gamer, a bit of a geek, and works out. She’s young and loyal. She has a close circle of friends. She’s funny. Haley has never been in the closet and her life has been relatively easy. In other words, she isn’t an angsty person.
Tonya Preston is bi racial and a little bit older than Haley and is a native New Orleanian. She’s a psychiatrist who works with adults.She’s been affected by family history and is big on responsibility despite it. She’s not a very open person but she’s self aware of her issues and wants to fix them especially when she realizes that her life isn’t what or where she wants it to be. She’s intelligent and can be outspoken and funny. She does have a best friend who pushes her and tells it like it is. All in all, she’s tired of living for everyone else and wants something for herself.
First and foremost this is a romance. Haley does her thing as a cop and there are times when Tonya does her thing as a psychiatrist. I explore their professions, and the book will have a crime element that is unfurled slowly and affects both characters.
I think that’s plenty for now.🙂
I’ll roll out the cover when it’s finalized. Advanced Review Copies will be a thing. Other than that, can’t wait until December 7th.
This is Finn….
Say hi Finn!
Finn is six months old and adorable but he is also a nut job. He woke us up this morning by aggravating Winston (the pug) and biting Michelle’s (my partner) feet. As a result, I had to go sleep in the other bedroom with him once he calmed down of course. While I was cursing his name at first, I am now singing his praises. Because I was awake for a little while, I checked my email to see a shit load of royalties that will be rolling in whenever my paperwork snails its way through.
So, thank you Finn and thank you to everyone who bought Blurred Lines and Crossing Lines and who will hopefully buy Between the Lines. Thank you for your emails, your reviews, and your bitching because I appreciate it all.
Say bye bye to Finn for today…
What’s up folks!
First, I wrote a blog for Ylva about characterization. It’s a subject that’s near and dear so go check it out.
Characters are People Too…
Also, few days ago I turned in my book cover ideas for Between the Lines, third book in the Cops and Docs series, and I want to report that I am officially a little more than half way through the book. Haley Jordan and Tonya Preston are well on their way…
Here we are. It’s been years…just kidding, but hell it seems like it. I just wanted to drop some knowledge. I’m about a third of the way, maybe a little more than that, with Between The Lines. It’s gonna be a long one ladies, and just to let you know, not as slow a burn as Blurred Lines was.
Now that I’ve got you thinking. Yes, these are all new characters.
Don’t panic!! Give these two a chance. You might like them, and for those who are faint at heart and like their romance PC there aren’t as many fucks in this one.
Buuuuut…yeah you’re gonna have to wait and see.
Meanwhile…at the Hall of Justice...
I’m sorry I just always wanted to say that lol. I actually said it out loud as I typed it, but I digress. I’ve made some discoveries while I’ve been writing, gaming and other stuff.
First, did you know they had orange soda for adults?! Why didn’t anyone tell me? Makes me feel like a kid again! Thanks to Henry’s Hard Soda.
Second, New Belgium brewery never ceases to amaze me. I have said all along that fruit in beer is just not right but they know how to do it! Watermelon and lime. Yep! That’s what I said. It’s called Heavy Watermelon and smack my ass and call me Judy that shit is good.
Any other beers I should try on my writing journey? Leave a comment anytime and let me know.
Till then ta!
PS: The second book in Cops and Docs Series, Crossing Lines, is very available on Ylva or on Amazon
Don’t roll your eyes. Yes, it’s me again. Last post of the day. On May 14th, I’ll be part of a chat on Facebook where you can grill me about anything from my favorite food, book or anything your heart desires. Drop in. It should be interesting or maybe you can make it that way.
Big Tent Lesfic (Ask Me Anything)
Yup! I get around lol. I had the pleasure talking with another great set of ladies. Give a listen. My part is short but sweet🙂
Sooo I sat down with Andi and Rev again recently. Had a fucking blast. Those ladies I tell you lol. Take a listen and it’s too bad you’re not privy to what goes on after the mic goes off LMAO.
Conversations at the Bar/Cocktail Hour
It’s April 20th and Crossing Lines…Book 2 is now available on Amazon as paperback and pre-order for eBook as well as the Ylva website. I’m so excited I don’t think I barely slept more than an hour or two last night!
Several people on Goodreads have offered their insights into the continuation into Kelli and Nora’s lives. Go take a look. I think its very well done and illuminating.
Now…shoo go buy the book and I hope you enjoy! Somebody is because it’s #42 on Amazon already!