Hey everyone, and Happy New Year!
I know, I’m a little late with the celebrating, but I’m so happy and excited for the year ahead. You may have noticed I was quieter than usual over the holiday period, and to tell the truth, I really needed that vacation. 2013 was an incredible year for me, but boy, was I busy! I wrote and released 3 full-length novels (UNBROKEN, UNAFRAID, and WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT), plus 3 novellas too! I loved every minute of it, but by the time December rolled around, I felt like my brain was drowning in molasses. Serious burn-out!
I took some time off for the holidays, and spent time just relaxing (watching The Good Wife with my mom), and I feel sooooo much better, you wouldn’t believe. You may not realize just how stressed us authors get, and it’s easy to hide it because I don’t want to seem like I’m ungrateful or overwhelmed, but sometimes it’s tough. I want to give you these books as fast as possible, but I know, I need to take my time, breathe deep, and focus on being the best writer I can be, regardless of my deadlines.
Anyway, the rest was just what I needed. I’m back at my keyboard now and feeling pumped for 2014! I have so many fun things planned for you guys, I can’t wait. And first up is the next Beachwood Bay novel, UNCONDITIONAL, releasing March 18th. This is Carina and Garrett’s story, and I have to tell you, it’s one of the most emotionally wrenching stories I’ve ever written. You first met Carina in Unbroken, and you may think you know her, but there’s so much more going on beneath the surface…
We’re doing the cover shoot next weekend (sexy models IN PERSON! I love my job 🙂 and I can’t wait to see what we come up with. I’m also going to be planning some big Beachwood Bay Birthday Bash celebrations — that’s right, it’ll be one year since Unbroken launched and set this whole crazy ride in motion.
So, thank you for all your support and understanding, and stay tuned for an amazing year!