I cannot wait to introduce readers to the newest installment in my Searching for series — Searching for Mine.
This book kicked my ass. Yes, it’s novella length and I should’ve been able to whip right through it, but this story reminded me of why I think writing is the best career in the entire world.
Every time I think I may have this all figured out, I start a new project, and feel like I’ve been slapped around by the bully in school (I used to get threatened in gym class cause I sucked at catching the ball!), with her satisfied shrieks echoing through the air.
You think you know how to write? Take that!
You think you can crank this sucker out in a week? Take this!
You think you know what you were doing? Insert the knock-out punch.
Yep. Every time I sat down at my desk I began to panic. Connor Dunkle was like no other hero I’ve ever written. He wasn’t even supposed to be more than a secondary character from Searching for Perfect! How did I get myself into this?
Then I was reminded my readers clamored for his story, believing he deserved a happy ending even though he was a pain in the ass. And I agreed, so I wanted to give him this book.
But it wasn’t easy. I needed a heroine I’ve never written before to match him. And imagine my surprise when ten year old Luke suddenly writes himself onto the page, with a stubborn look that told me not to even think he was stepping back.
Eventually, I gave up and gave in. I sat for hours, staring, thinking, and trying to follow them. As with all writers’ block – there is none. There is simply waiting it out in sheer stubborness until your story appears, and it always does.
There hasn’t been a time in my life I haven’t won over my cranky Muse. It may be bloody, and long, and agonizing, but I’m still the victor.
Anyhoo, I learned a lot with this little book that packs a power punch. Sometimes, the best stories are the surprises, or following the paths you never thought you could. I was afraid of writing Connor’s story, and that is exactly why I wrote it.
I hope you all find your inner fears and unleash them onto a story that will try to break you, and probably become one of your favorites.
NOW, here’s the blurb, and I hope you all check the link and hit the PRE-ORDER button so it will be waiting for you on 2/9, all shiny and new.
The Ultimate Anti-Hero Meets His Match…
Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. With his good looks and easygoing charm, he’s used to getting what he wants—and who. Until he comes face to face with the one woman who’s slowly making his life hell…and enjoying every moment…
Ella Blake is a single mom and a professor at the local Verily college who’s climbed up the ranks the hard way. Her ten-year-old son is a constant challenge, and her students are driving her crazy—namely Connor Dunkle, who’s failing her class and trying to charm his way into a better grade. Fuming at his chauvinistic tendencies, Ella teaches him the ultimate lesson by giving him a special project to help his grade. When sparks fly, neither of them are ready to face their true feelings, but will love teach them the ultimate lesson of all?
Happy February everyone!