What I’m Writing Right Now #LoveChatWrite Blog Hop

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Welcome to this week’s Romance Writer’s Weekly Blog Hop. If you’ve arrived from Leslie Hachtel’s blog, thanks for joining me, and don’t forget to check out her books!

This week’s the fabulous Lyra Parrish asks us: “Lyra Parish – How many projects do you currently have started? Can you give us a quick sentence description of each one.”

I’ve been writing steadily for the past year, and I have a LOT of works in progress. All of them are at different stage of the writing / publication process, which can sometimes be hard to juggle. But here’s a quick run down of where I’m at, and what I’ll be releasing over the coming year!

FIX YOU

Tells the story of Richard and Hanna, star-crossed lovers who are divided by wealth, geography, and a secret that threatens to break them both.  It’s due to release in the US and Canada on December 13, and is available for pre-order here.

It’s already for sale in the UK, Australia, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. For more information, click here. 

SUMMER’S LEASE (The Shakespeare Sisters #1)

This is the first in my 4 book ‘Shakespeare Sisters’ Series. It tells the story of Cesca, a down-on-her-luck writer, and Sam, a glamorous American movie star. Sparks fly as soon as they meet in a beautiful Italian Villa on Lake Como.

I’m currently working with my publisher on edits for this book, and will hopefully have a cover to share with you in early 2017! Summer’s Lease will be released in July 2017. For more information, subscribe to my newsletter.

BY VIRTUE FALL (The Shakespeare Sisters #2)

This is Juliet and Ryan’s book, the second in the Shakespeare Sisters’ series. The first draft is written, and it’s undergoing revisions. I’m in love with these two! By Virtue Fall will be released in November 2017

I’m also writing the third and forth books in the series right now. They will be released in 2018.

LOVE ON THE WATER (San Martino Bay #1)

The first in my new San Martino Bay series, set in a Southern Californian beach town, Love on the Water is Caitlin and Breck’s story. This book is written and edited, but no release date set yet!

Wow, there’s so much going on in my writing life right now, and I’m LOVING IT! With Fix You releasing next month, and the Shakespeare Sister series coming in 2017, it looks as though I’m going to be a busy author. I hope you enjoy the books when they come out – let me know what you think!

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Pre-Order Fix You at these stores:

Kindle US  |  Kindle CA |  Nook  |  iBooks

Coming Soon: Google Play  |  Kobo

Also available to buy here: Kindle UK  |  Kindle AU

Now let’s hop over to A.S. Fenichel’s Blog to see what she’s working on.

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Until next time,

Carrie Pink

Photo credits: Depositphotos & authors own.

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We are so excited to be part of the Re-release Blitz for Best Selling Author Lisa Helen Gray’s debut novel If I Could I’d Wish It All Away
 
 

When you hit rock bottom the only way forward is up, right? 

When Lola Lawson escapes her abusive boyfriend, she goes back to the only place that’s left to go. She returns to the one place where the memories of her parents will comfort her. 

It’s taken Lola sixteen years to return to Cabin Lakes where her parent’s best friends Mark and Lilly live. 

What she wasn’t expecting was for her childhood crush and best friend, Dean Salvatore to be grown up and sexy as sin.

As Dean Helps Lola come to terms with moving on, Lola finds something she hasn’t had in a long time, family.

Just when Lola feels like she finally has the one thing she’s always dreamed of, her past comes back to haunt her.

With a storm brewing, can Dean get to Lola in time to shelter her? Or will she forever live in the past she fears?

 

 
 
 
Malik ~ Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Kobo / Nook
 
Mason ~Amazon US / Amazon UK / Kobo / Nook
 
Myles ~ Amazon US / Amazon UK / Kobo  
 
Evan ~ Amazon US / Amazon UK / Kobo 
 
Max ~ Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA
 
Maverick ~ Coming Soon
Better Left Forgotten ~ Amazon UK / Amazon US / Kobo / Nook
 
Obsession ~ Amazon UK / Amazon US / Kobo / Nook
 
Forgiven ~ Amazon UK / Amazon US / Kobo / Nook
 
 


Lisa Helen Gray is Amazon’s best selling author of the Forgotten Series and Carter Brother series. 

She loves hanging out, but most of all, curling up with a good book or watching movies. When she’s not being a mom, she’s been a writer and a blogger. 

She loves writing romance novels, ones with a HEA and has a thing for alpha males. 

I mean, who doesn’t!

Just an ordinary girl surround by extraordinary books




 
 
 
 

Release Day – Break the Cycle

Hi all,

Today I’m proud to announce the release of a new anthology. Break the Cycle attempts to expose the myths around bullying, and to scrutinize ways in which we can all make a difference. I was delighted to submit a story to such a worthwhile cause. Do the Right Thing tells the story of a young social worker, and the difficulties she faces trying to protect a vulnerable child.

With all proceeds going to the NSPCC, please do whatever you can to support our book!

 

Carrie Pink

 

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Featuring short stories by new and established authors:

Andrew Lynch

Anna-Maria Athanasiou

Blake Rivers

Cameron Lincoln

Carrie Elks

Charlotte E Hart

Cliona Woods

David E Gordon

Eleanor Lloyd-Jones

H. A. Robinson

LJ Stock

Muriel Garcia

Sarah Michelle Lynch

Victoria L. James

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break_the_cycle_an__cover_for_kindleTo coincide with National Anti-Bullying Week in the UK, 14 writers have come together to write about bullying from a variety of perspectives. We think this is still an issue that needs more of a spotlight – now more than ever unfortunately. Forget what you read in the media, these stories will tell you what is really going on in schools, behind closed doors and in places you never thought to look. The pressures our social workers face when it comes to bullying and abuse are immense but it doesn’t stop there. Sometimes bullying gets brought to the attention of head teachers, or the police, then the parents (of both the bully and bullied). Maybe a friend steps in. Maybe a stranger steps in. Or even a family pet. So many people are affected by the malicious acts of one or more instigators and the cycle threatens to repeat.

Perhaps, bullying doesn’t stop though. Ever. Maybe it ends in death. Maybe we can’t break the cycle, or can we? Perhaps bullying isn’t straightforward; maybe it’s sometimes mistaken for jest. You really need to read on… because bullying isn’t an issue limited to childhood. It’s all around us and sometimes escalates into devastating abuse. Sometimes it’s verbal, sometimes physical, maybe even both, but whichever form it comes in, it always has an impact. These stories might make you reach out to a certain person in your life you’ve never really questioned until now – because most victims are still suffering in silence. This is for them.

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Retreat, Retreat!

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This week I’m at a writing retreat in South Devon. Set in the hills between Bovey Tracey and Hennock, I’m surrounded by farmland and peace – the perfect setting to do the developmental edits for my next book (A Summer’s Lease, the first book in my new Shakespeare Sisters series). There aren’t many places you can go to in England that have more animals per acre than humans but this old farmhouse in the west country is one of them.

Run by Urban Writers (hats off to the lovely Charlie), this retreat feels like a home from home only infinitely better. Mainly because I don’t have to cook, clean, or scream at my teenagers (though I have to admit I quite miss doing the latter). On arrival I was shown to my room (see pics below) – a lovely attic turret complete with King size bed, slipper bath, and the perfect window seat for an avid reader. I arrived at 5pm, which gave me 3 hours until dinner, which I spent writing this blog.

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My bedroom for the week!
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Having been here before, I didn’t need the grand tour this time around. But our host is always willing to help out with suggestions of places to write, pretty walks, and of course she is the beloved bringer of food.

In the evening we met in the living room for wine and nibbles, and introduced ourselves. A few people have been here since Friday, but there are four of us who arrived today (Monday), and it’s nice not to be the only newbie. Once dinner was ready, we sat down and ate, drank and were generally merry. Everybody’s work is very different – there are people writing a screenplay, editing non-fiction books, and finishing a first draft. It gives us a lot to talk about when we’re taking our breaks.

The evenings are fairly quiet. Most of us retreat to our rooms to either work, take a bath (did you see my slipper bath?) or read. I expect some of us even get some sleep! All ready to get up first thing tomorrow to start all over again.

There’s something about a retreat that makes me feel very productive. Perhaps it’s because I don’t need to walk the dog (although I DO walk – it’s to beautiful around here not to). Or maybe it’s because I don’t have to interrupt myself to make food (it’s all laid on for me) or do the laundry. Whatever it is, I have to admit I love it here. And since I’ve now written this blog, I’m already beating my targets. How’s that for overachieving?

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The view from my bedroom window

Urban Writers Retreats run residential stays in Devon around 8 times per year. They also run one day retreats in central London. For more information see their website here.

Carrie Pink

 

Cover Reveal – Listen to your Heart by Sydney Logan

 

 

 

Title: Listen to Your Heart
Author: Sydney Logan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: T.M. Franklin
Release Date: November 19, 2016

 

Blurb
Skye Douglas has made a career out of helping brides plan the wedding of their dreams—even if she’s bitter when it comes to her own love life. Instead of risking her heart again, Skye prefers to spend her free time with her nephew—a little guitar prodigy who shares his aunt’s obsession with 80s metal hair bands.

Then she meets Caleb, the guitar teacher, and Skye suddenly finds herself unable to think about anything except the guy’s Def Leppard T-shirt and his bright blue eyes.

Caleb Lynch has waited all this life for a girl like Skye.

Too bad he’s engaged.

The fake engagement to his best friend seemed like a good idea at the time—after all, it’s her mom’s dying wish. But now he’s met someone he might actually have a future with, and Caleb’s not sure how understanding Skye will be if she learns the truth.

Then Caleb meets his wedding planner, and his entire world is turned upside down.

When Skye realizes she’s broken the cardinal rule of wedding planning by falling for the groom, will she listen to her head . . .or her heart?

 

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Excerpt
Caleb stands and offers me his hand.“Dance with me?”

I hate to dance . . . almost as much as I hate to date. But this is, without a doubt, the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to me.

“Okay.”

Caleb’s eyes never leave mine as he leads me to the dance floor. Pulling me close, he drifts his hands up my arms and along my shoulders until I’m flush against him. I encircle his waist with my arms as we sway to the music.

Then the most amazing thing happens.

Caleb leans his forehead against mine and starts to sing.

And I melt. Absolutely, positively melt right there in his arms.

Correction. This is the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to me.

Caleb’s deep blue eyes burn with emotion as he sings softly to me. I don’t care that we probably look ridiculous and cheesy. I don’t care that the waitress will most likely slash my tires. I don’t care that he’s singing slightly off key. I don’t even care that my best friend is going to scream bloody murder when I tell her about this moment.

I don’t care about any of it, because I’m here.

With him.

It’s exciting.

It’s terrifying.

Suddenly too overwhelmed with everything, I close my eyes.

“Please look at me,” he whispers, and because I’m completely under his spell, I obey.

“Caleb, I . . .” my voice drifts off.

Everything’s just too intense. It’s too much. And I don’t know what to say.

“You feel it, too?”

The insecure girl in me wants to ask what he means, but the woman in me knows. Of course I feel it, and I have no idea how to answer him. I decide to go with the truth.

“I do.”

Author Bio
Sydney Logan writes heartfelt romances that feature strong heroines and the heroes who love them. In addition to her novels, she has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Sydney holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and spends her days surrounded by kids and books. A native of East Tennessee, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.
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Cover Reveal – Two Holiday Novellas by Lindsey Gray!

Coming December 1st,
TWO Holiday Novellas by Lindsey Gray!
 
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Cover Design: T.M. Franklin
Release Date: December 1st, 2016
Page Length: 76 Pages
Daniel Digby is cursed by his good looks. After years of sexual harassment, he’s convinced wearing a wedding ring is the answer to fending off unwanted attention.
CiCi Newport is cursed by her family’s money. When men look her way, all they see are dollar signs. After two years, her “no dating” rule is still in place.
After a chance meeting, they’re entwined for the holidays. What starts as attraction might just be the holiday cure they’re looking for.
 
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Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Cover Design: T.M. Franklin
Release Date: December 1st, 2016
Page Length: 74 Pages
Two broken hearts embarked on a holiday season in a way they never had before. Divorced.
Mitch had been badly burned by love, but was willing to take a chance . . . with the right woman.
Hannah had lived everyday with the grief love had brought her and followed her everywhere.
Can two hearts find love and heal each other during the most difficult season of the year?
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Lindsey Gray spends her days and most of her nights creating characters, over thinking everything, and trying to remember all the things on her massive to-do list. One thing that is always at the top of her list is writing something she hopes others will enjoy. Her journey into authordom began when her first novel was published in 2010. Through trials, tribulations, and learning how to work well with others in the author sandbox, she has found a joy she never thought she would know.
Her many lists also include mothering her two children, devoting time to her handsome hubby, formatting novels for other authors, and hosting her weekly radio show, Gray Matters, on TMV Cafe Internet Radio.
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