A Personal Update
And I added one more release to 2022!
I’m writing this edition of The Writer Gal Letter listening to My Power from The Lion King soundtrack. And. It. Is. The song of the Ruthless Billionaires Women! These women go to war against and for the men they love, don’t they, in order to do the right thing. Don’t they?
I’m going to cut this edition short because I had a hellacious week. Since last Saturday, I have been in near-constant pain in either the left or the right shoulder and hands. Yesterday, it got to be so bad I finally visited the orthopedic surgeon and he’s given me a list of strict dos and rules to follow. One of which is to stand up every thirty minutes to avoid further indelible deterioration!
It’s why I’m sending this TWGL today instead of yesterday. Today is my first, full, pain-free day. (Okay, super mild pain that does not distract me with its awesomeness).
I’m trying to write the book as fast as I can but not much progress has been made this week because of this pain thing. I feel so awful about not getting the words down and trying very hard to give myself grace when the deadline looms. I just remind myself periodically that no hands mean no more books. Ever. And that’s a scary thought!
Anyway, I hope your start of the month and Fourth of July weekend went better than mine! (And DO not use your phone without adequate lumbar support).
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Now onto the bookish updates and news…
A Blaze Extended Excerpt Just For You As A Thank You!
I have it! I have the FREE sample just for you. Click on the shiny pink button and get it now!
Here’s an excerpt of the excerpt if you need some convincing to get this :P
“Driving is a skill. Elegant. Simple. When to press the accelerator, when to brake gently so you don’t hit the idiot fucker in front of you for swerving at the last minute.” Nihaal Keziah Bhatnagar’s nimble fingers moved on the four-hundred-year-old birchwood table with a speed that was hypnotic. He was using a salt and pepper shaker to make his point.
The pepper shaker gently slid to a stop a hairsbreadth behind the salt.
He flashed his captive audience an amused grin. “See that? That’s me cursing the idiot in front of me while I avoid a very expensive lawsuit and possible jail time. Like, the whole world.”
The woman in the booth next to him gave him a fascinated wide-eyed look. She pressed forward, hand to her very generous chest clad in what was undoubtedly Agent Provocateur lingerie.
“I agree,” she said in a smoky Italian accent. “Most people are idiots behind the wheel of a car.”
Nihaal slid his gaze inside his Raybans away from her boobs and looked at his own hand. His left hand to be precise. A fat golden ring sat on the ring finger. His wedding ring, his stupid smart brain reminded him.
Property of Mili ‘lying wife’ Iyer. It should have said.
NEWS FLASH: Blaze has my highest number of pre-orders EVER and I am shook by the love and support I get from you on the daily.
I am low-key crying because it means more than words can say to know so many of you actually trust me to deliver an awesome story without me having written yet! *HUGSSSSSS*
An Anthology For Charity, An Anthology for Dissent
I must be some kind of glutton for punishment because I added one more release, an anthology I am INCENSED has to exist at all, to my roster of releases for 2022. And the best part? I’m appearing in this anthology with some of my favorite romance authors - Nicole French, Amelia Wilde, Brighton Walsh, Patricia Eddy and so many more.
For National Read a Book day, on September 6th, DISSENT will be releasing in eBook and paperback! I'll be participating along with over 100 authors for this cause. DISSENT is an anthology containing original, never-before-seen romance stories from bestselling authors of all genres. All proceeds will be donated to organizations benefiting reproductive rights in the United States, particularly in areas where people need them more than ever.
Dissent will only be available for a very limited time, so pre-order your copy today! → https://geni.us/Dissent
Add to your TBR: https://bit.ly/3NyWQir
I will be writing a short close to my heart for Barry and Jordan from In Bed With Her Millionaire Foe. Since Barry had to deal with the stigma of divorce, weight, and endometriosis through her journey with Jordan. And is the only choice for this anthology.
Writer Gal’s Writer Pals Present
This week, there are new releases, freebies and on-sale books galore from my writer friends who are also my favorite writers! It is kind of awesome how that works out for me, you know? :)
First up is Tess Summers’ Wicked Bad Decisions from her Boston Elite series. It’s a reverse age-gap romance between two wary people who are caught in the maelstrom of emotions and attraction to each other. Sign. Me. Up. Right?
Ayla Asher’s Hearts Reclaimed is on sale this week. So grab this sexy, small-town first chance at epic love romance right away. Especially when it comes with that sweet cover with that silver fox :P
This year, I’m so fortunate to have discovered the wonderful way stories help with giving back. Kiss & Tell is one such anthology whose proceeds go to St. Jude’s which helps in child cancer survival treatments. (The world fucking SUCKS, doesn’t it?) Please do read for a good cause and support the awesome authors at Kiss & Tell.
This freebie is all about the bad boys. Players, pirates, princes and fighters. Some of my favorite friends and romance writers are writing in this limited edition boxset so I am getting this one right along with you! Also. That. Fucking. Cover. My god.
That is it for this edition of The Writer Gal Letter, Postmate. I’ll be back next week with more updates. Please wish me luck as I attempt to get my back in shape to write Blaze.
Till then, stay safe and awesome.