I have a confession, I’ve always had a soft spot for Shay McCarron. And if you’ve read Lost For You you’ll know why. But while writing Lost Without You, Shay’s companion novella to the Lost series, I fell head over heels in love with the cocky bastard. He’s sweet, he’s kind, but hell, that boy knows he’s good and knows a good woman when he meets her. And then there is Brenna, sassy, independent, firey Brenna.
I can’t wait to share this story with you.
Make sure you read to the end of this post for a special surprise.
Now for the good stuff:
I feel my hip vibrate. Grabbing my phone, I see Brax’s name flash up. I push it into the hands free kit and answer.
“Brax. I’ve got company.” Not knowing what Brax might need to tell me, I feel the need to make sure he doesn’t just blurt out something confidential that my sassy passenger won’t want to hear.
“Hey, Brax. Long time no see,” she replies, sounding cheerful. What the fuck?
“You two know each other?” I ask.
“Dude, of course I do. I’m the person usually Brenna contacts when she has to get hold of Victor.”
“Huh.” I look at Brenna who just smiles sweetly at me. “And this news to me because…”
“Because, dumbass, I deal with Brax. Not daddy’s latest numbskull lieutenant.” She rolls her eyes at me. “Brax I like. Brax doesn’t storm into a woman’s bedroom when she’s asleep-”
“And naked. Let’s not forget that highlight. That image is forever burned in my brain. Definitely one that will keep me warm at night.” I can’t help grinning at her as she scowls at me.
“What the fuck, Shay?” Brax says over the loud speaker, sounding a mixture of confused and pissed off.
She cracks up laughing. “Yes, Brax. The idiot woke me up by standing at the end of my bed and bellowing.”
“Bellowing, Brenna? Really?” I ask, amused by her mischievous tone.
“Yes, dickhead. Bellowed.”
“I have a name you know.”
“Really? Is it Fuckstick?”
I chuckle. “Nope, try again.”
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Exactly 12 months ago I had a scene in my head that I HAD to write down. I was listening to Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran and was struck with an image of piercing blue eyes haunting someone after they’d left suddenly and without warning. I put myself in the woman’s shoes, imagining what it would feel like to have the love of your life disappear in the middle of the night without saying goodbye, without anything being wrong.
And so, the prologue for Lost in Distraction was written. I showed an author that I had been fan-girling over (literally), I said “I wrote something tonight and I’m kind of freaking out. But these characters won’t stop invading my mind.” She replied “Show me!” and with her urging, I kept writing.
Twenty days later, the first draft of Lost in Distraction was written and I’d typed “The End”.
Why am I telling you this? 12 months ago I could never have imagined that I would’ve written four books, published 280,000 words, made a lot of awesome friends, found a few new best friends on the opposite side of the world, and become an Amazon Bestselling author.
As for the next year? My main aim is to continue improving my writing. With every new release, I’m happiest not just when a reader tells me they loved my book, but even more so when I’m told that my writing is getting better and better.
So to celebrate, all of my books are now on sale on Amazon and B&N for $0.99c for one day only starting now.
Thank you for taking a chance, sticking by me, laughing, swooning, smiling, frowning, getting pissed off (both at and with me!), and crying with me.
Here are the links:
I’m so honored that Shay from the Lost series has been nominated for Best Supporting Male Character in the REaD Carpet Awards being held by Love Between The Sheets and Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession. I’d love it if you could all vote for him.
Shay’s novella, Lost Without You, is due for release in February 2014. The gorgeous cover will be revealed in January.
Now for a little teaser from Lost Without You
It’s the guilt and the loss that still tears me apart, like it was just yesterday. I have to live the rest of my life with the knowledge that I had everything good in the world cocooned in my arms, only to have it snatched away in the blink of an eye.
Once you’ve had something so pure, so good, so right; nothing and no one can ever compare.
It’s been an awesome week for me and I thought it was time for another State of BJ’s nation.
Temporary Bliss is a Best Seller
Temporary Bliss peaked at #65 in the Amazon.com Kindle Store and #22 at B&N so I’m now officially a Bestselling author! Totally amazed and honored that so many of you have read the first Bliss book. I’d like to say thank you to each and every one of you that have supported me and my writing journey this year. I’m coming up to my one year writing anniversary and am hoping to have an awesome giveaway as a way to say thank you, so watch this space!!
Lost Without You
Today I released the first taster for Lost Without You (Lost 2.5) today on Facebook and Goodreads.
Lost Without You is a companion novella to the Lost series and tells the back story of Shay McCarron, Brax’s best friend. At this stage I’m aiming for a February 2014 release with the cover reveal taking place mid January. I can’t wait to share this story with you as I know Shay has a special place in all of your hearts.
We’ve got an awesome group going on Facebook called “Harvey’s Harlots” where you can talk about any of my books, share photos, and ask me anything. You’ll also get exclusive giveaways and early access to teasers and snippets before they are released publicly. If you’d like to join us, you’ll find the group here
Harvey’s Harlots on FB
Bliss Series Order
If you’re a fan of the Bliss series, here is an updated series order list and proposed release dates.
#1 Temporary Bliss (Mac & Daniel) – Available Now (Amazon, B&N, Apple, Kobo and Smashwords)
#2 True Bliss (Zander and Kate) – Available Now (Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Smashwords – Apple to come VERY soon)
#3 Blissful Surrender (Sean and Samantha) – April 2014
#4 Finding Bliss (Noah)– July 2014
I’d also like to encourage you all to leave honest reviews for my books that you’ve read. These can be on any of the retailer sites that you purchased the book from (Amazon, B&N etc.) As a self-published indie author, reviews are what help get the word out about my books. The more reviews, the more potential exposure to new readers.
Lastly, I love your messages and posts on my author page. Keep them coming! You’re also welcome to email me on Facebook or tweet me on Twitter. I love hearing what you loved about my work so please feel free to contact me.
Until next time