Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #1 HOLLY LANE

I'll be posting a teaser every Tuesday until December for Holly Lane. I love both  teasers, therefore I'm posting both, as I can't decide on which to use. You can add Holly Lane to your TBR shelf on Goodreads:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Biting nails..let's count the ways

First reason to bite my nails:
The first part of  Holly Lane went to my editor two days ago. I have to admit, I was freaking out a little bit. I had to pause for a moment, as my mouse hoovered over the send button, before I let my finger click it. I felt like I was sending my first born child off to school for the very first time. It was scary but very exciting at the same time. 

Second reason to bite my nails:
My editor is super quick and always early, which is a great thing, but not when I decided to add new things. I felt so bad I wasn't ready to give up the full manuscript. At least I was able to give her a portion of it and as of last night, she was just about done with that portion. See? Quick. <--- reason to bite nails... she's fast on the draw. 

Third reason to bite my nails:
Now I'm over here chomping at the bit, working hard at finishing to reach my deadline. All of this without compromising the story line.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Here's a peek at Holly Lane. A Christmas novella to be released in the middle of December. 

What will you find? A partial cover reveal. The synopsis. And finally- excerpts of the full prologue. 

77 quotes in a book... or is that 33?

Do you ever wonder why you think: "Hey that's a great idea! I should totally do that!"?

That's exactly what I'm starting think at the moment. Last night I thought:  I should give Layne his own point of view in love note quotes. So, that's what I spent my night doing. I planned to do 77 of those bad boys. Why? I don't know. I just thought it would be awesome and Layne could get his voice out there to the readers.

Yeah. So, about that... I'm up to 33 quotes and realizing I should probably stick with that number or I'll never get Holly Lane to the editor on time. 

Though, it is going to be a great addition to the book. And in all honesty, I do love what I have and how it's working out. Still, I wonder if I'm nuts for throwing this in there so close to the deadline. 

I also freely admit that I did have fun with those quotes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Loving Holly Lane

I'm excited for my upcoming book, Holly Lane. I'm about half way through it, and I can't wait to send it to the editor at the end of the month. 

The idea behind Holly Lane came from a trip I took my senior year after graduation with some friends. Once the memories started freely flowing, I was able to remember a lot of the things I did, and the fun I had. I knew I had to write a story about it. Of course, there will be a lot of embellishment used to help move this story along. And that's how Holly Lane was born. 

 I've been pretty lucky with this storyline as this book has come together pretty effortlessly. When I started this, I started the prologue and the first two chapters without an outline. Everything just flowed so perfectly. It wasn't until chapter three when I decided I should write an outline to keep myself on track and to know exactly where this story was headed. I almost can't believe I'm half way through Hollie and Layne's journey. I really don't want it to end, but I know it must. I'm enjoying this book immensely. It'll be bitter sweet when its time to say goodbye but I sincerely hope I'm able to revisit Hollie and Layne's friends for a second book. There's a couple of characters trying to steal the show at the moment. We shall see.

Also, I'm so grateful for the ladies who have been in the thick of this with me from the get go. I publicly thank them for all they've done.

Small blurb about Holly Lane:
This story takes place from Hollie Reed's point of view as we follow her and her funny, crazy, friends to Hawaii where she meets and falls for Layne McKay. Layne, and his friend, are stationed there with the Army. This Christmas, take a chance on Hollie and Layne, as you join them on their journey of second chances, hope and the power of love.