In less than a month, my next book releases! EEE!!! Now is when all the nerves and excitement really start kicking in! Putting the final touches on edits and cover and marketing plans–it’s a whirlwind! I’ve started back to work full time this past year, and this is my first book release since then. I’ll be honest–I’m struggling with the balance. Being a momma of four, a full-time employee, and an author is straining me more than a little! But God has been reminding me that HE is my strength and he has called me and equipped me, and is proving SO faithful during this stressful season of “busy.”
So–let me tell you a little book I’m stressing so much about lately! Last year, I was super blessed to be asked to be a part of the Resort to Romance series. Each book will have the same setting — THE BAHAMAS!! And each book will have a similar basic premise — Matchmaking Week!
And since I’m a fan of meddling parents/friends trying to matchmake (I mean–a fan in fiction, not in real life, HA!) I thought I’d take the matchmaking theme to another level–both of my characters are “forced” into going to matchmakers week–Ava is tricked into it, and Sean is guilted into it.
But I don’t want to give away TOO much, so I’ll just throw in a little back-cover-copy here for kicks and giggles. The rest you’ll have to wait until April 2nd to read! You can preorder it now for 99 cents–and for those with Kindle Unlimited, it will be FREE to read, as will all the other books in the series.
He was gifted a trip to the Bahama’s Matchmakers week. She was conned into it.
They’re both determined to leave matchless.
But neither count on losing their heart–
Ava St. James is going to strangle her best friend. Conned into going on a trip to the Bahamas for “Matchmaking” Week, Ava determines to do everything she can to not be matched. She’d soak in the sun and enjoy every minute of her vacation–while completely ignoring whatever poor sap she gets matched with. What she doesn’t expect is to be forced to spend time with her match. She also doesn’t expect her match to be a giant.
Former NFL football player Sean Jackson is only on this trip because he loves his mother–nothing more. Sure, he feels guilty that some woman is paired with him and will be disappointed that he isn’t interested–but that is bound to happen to most of the couples anyway, right? But he never expects a woman like Ava St. James. She is a puzzle–one he shouldn’t want to put together but as the week goes on, he can’t help himself.
Ava refuses to fall for Sean. No way, not going to happen. He is all kinds of wrong for her. Not only is he out of her league, he also scares her more than a little. But little by little, she comes to tolerate him–then even like him a little. Okay, fine, maybe a lot.
Will this unwilling couple end up finding love, or will the past come back to haunt them both?
Here is a little more information on the whole series. ALL books are currently either available for sale or preorder!
RESORT TO ROMANCE SERIES
It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!
BUY ALL TEN BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
On another note, as I noted earlier, my life has imploded a little bit with going back to work full-time. In doing so, God has whispered in my heart that I need to adjust my commitments and priorities and let a few things go so I can concentrate on the things He is calling me to do.
InspyRomance is one of those things I’m having to let go. This will be my last post :-( I have SO ENJOYED blogging here and all the camaraderie, but I need to make sure my family is my priority, and I have to be very savvy and strategic about my writing time for this current season in life.
I will greatly miss you all, but will definitely still be an InspyRomance READER and will see you in the comments!
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Love you all–Thank you so much for chatting romance with me over the years!