Ruin has a cover reveal!
And a release date <3
I’m writing this edition of TWGL listening to the most epic of all Taylor Swift songs from Folklore - Mirrorball. And, in so many, many ways, this song epitomizes how Princess Lena thinks of herself - a shiny, ornamental decorative function of royalty. But, she is so much more, as you and Shane Maxwell McRae will shortly see!
It’s been a funny few days, Postmate. With retrograde hitting me hard, making me doubt EVERYTHING I know to be true for me, writing and storytelling-wise. Still…the hope lingered. Along with the determination to do justice to Shane and Lena’s story. No kidding, Postmate, but this couple has haunted me the most out of all the books I’ve ever written.
I think Nihaal, yes, that Nihaal, is the opposite of Shane in that regard. He doesn’t haunt me, he tempts me :P But, anyway, onto RUIN news!
It’s with much confidence I share this - I’m in the last stretch of Ruin edits (the third act is killing me but I’ll get there). This means there is a COVER AND A RELEASE DATE!!! And a pre-order link!!!!!
Coming October 31st!
TADAAAA! Here’s the Cover for RUIN Bastard Billionaires #2. Hasn’t Merril captured Shane’s hot and brooding countenance so utterly perfectly?! Also, #spotthecurl
It’s a little funny, and completely unintentional that, when I went over the draft for edits, I found actual dialog where Shane refers to himself as both a monster and a bastard. I suppose I am prophetic in my writing because, hand to God, I didn’t plan on releasing this series the way it has!
But now, I can’t imagine these stories playing out any other way, Postmate. And I am as excited as you to go on this journey of the heroes with you.
For now, here’s Ruin’s blurb which emphasizes all the things I want to deliver in this book - a slow-burn, angsty, enemies to lovers, second chance, age-gap romance, sexy between a best friend’s royal sister and a wounded tortured hero!
And all the escapist luxury a romance reader could need. coupled with heart-pounding danger.
He’s been hired to guard the princess…but who’s going to save him from her?
Princess Lena wants to shed her Party Girl image. Desperately.
So, she runs away from her royal obligations and finds solace in anonymity.
She doesn’t count on the world’s best tracker hunting her down at the request of her Royal Brothers...also known as Shane McRae, the ex who rejected her, years ago, after a brief fling in Paris.
Now, with her very life on the line, Lena has to contend with the man who broke her heart and pretend she’s not crumbling inside.
All while trying to not fall for the most forbidden man on the planet – her bodyguard.
Former soldier and current billionaire for hire, Shane has too many ghosts haunting his dreams.
The one ghost he can’t forget is Princess Lena – the most famous woman on the planet.
Now all grown up, more guarded than ever, and still as enchanting as she’d been when they first met.
Tasked with protecting her from a terrible danger, Shane knows the smart thing to do would be to keep it strictly professional.
Especially, since his own demons rear their heads to torment him.
She’s royal. She’s his best friend’s little sister. She hates him!
His desires threaten to overtake his common sense and the path to his certain Ruin lies in Lena’s arms. And he wants it almost as much as he’s afraid of it…
I hope, as I always do, that you are as enamored of reading my stories as I am of writing them and sharing them with you. Especially with Lena and Shane, my most difficult book baby and so the most precious!
Writer Gal Recommends
Watching The Taylor Swift Long Pond Studio Sessions of Folklore. I loved, loved this docu-concert that brought my second-most favorite album of 2020 to life. The first is, as you know, Hamilton.
Reading Kennedy Ryan’s The Kingmaker Series. A Scandal-type romance with so much angst and yearning it makes my heart ache.
And if you’re in full Shane and Lena prep mode, do give Roswell, New Mexico a watch.
I am sharing Shane and Lena quotes on my Stories everyday with pix from on-set and they fit so well! No wonder I was finally able to binge-write this book the way I did back when Lockdown started last March, inhaling Max and Liz’s yearning and angst and erotic relationship!
Writer Gal’s Writer Pals Present
For this edition, I’m damn proud (yes, PROUD) to share the new releases and freebies and discount romances coming your way. First because there are so many of you to go on this journey with me now!
Second, because, this is the first time I’m hyping up one of my FAVORITE people in the romance author world. Her name is Zoe York, she is a freaking star, and *the* nicest writer of smut! Her new release is called Wild At Heart and it’s third in the Kincaids of Pine Harbor series but you can dive right into it without losing a beat.
Next up is Ivy Nelson with her shining, sexual, and suspenseful Diamond Doms’ series. Forever is Book 10, the finale of the series and, good news! The WHOLE series is in KU. So you can go to the very first book and begin your wild and wildly thrilling ride with Ivy’s Doms. I can tell you, from first-hand knowledge, you’ll love it there.
Last, is a story that resonates so HARD with me - best friend’s sister and brother’s best friend forced to be close to each other while pining? SIGN ME UP! Add a cute inn and a tortured military hero and Teague could be Shane’s twin from another author! So here’s Christi Barth’s Wrong for Him (which is such an apt title btw).
Scroll on down for more exclusive freebies and sales events and see if you can find a new author to tempt you, will you, Postmate?
That is all I have for you in this edition of TWGL! I will write in with more RUIN updates, several HUGEEEEE announcements I’m dying to share with you, and more bookish news!
Until then, stay safe and awesome.