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To my Readers:

Confession time.

I’m a method writer.

This time last year, I was wrapping up my favorite novel I’ve written to date. Since then, I’ve embraced Elise Duchamp and all she represents. She is unashamedly my alter ego. Inspired by the glamorous, sultry, provocative Lana Del Rey, she not only changed me as a person, she inspired my future works — more like ruined them. Now all I can draw from is her raw nature. Each new character is tainted by her force. But as I dive into a new project, I realize this is a gift, not a curse. Frankly, my current project (which will likely be my next release) owes Elise its first born. The lead is just as wild, just as free, but she is no Elise. She is wholly her own, but a product of a character that I feel defined me as a writer.

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I know I’ve been MIA lately. Life has been hard, both personally and professionally. I’ve been making massive life transitions. Ones that take time to bounce back from. I’m getting on my feet, slowly but surely. The only constant in my life has been my love for the written word, but I lost my way these past few months. Life has been so incredibly overwhelming, I haven’t been able to write much at all. An emotional block will do that. Please know I will be back, and I do have many releases planned and projects in the works, regardless of obstacles that have delayed their progress.

By this time next year, I’ll have many more books under my belt and loaded onto your e-reader, and I’ll still be thanking Elise Duchamp. Because of her, I live fearlessly today. My spirit mimics her reckless abandon, and I feel more deeply and more intensely because of it. I live life today. My joie de vivre is fierce. I try what my characters try. I take chances. Today, more than ever before.

Thanks for being patient while I fall off the grid for a bit. When I get back, I hope to bring you some of my best work yet. I’m trying my characters’ shoes on and walking the walk in “real life”, first. Whatever the result, I’ll know it all began with Elise Duchamp, lover, fighter, cageless bird.

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This is Not Really Happening. You Bet Your Life it is…

This is not a fun post. Not for me or for my readers. But it is an honest one, and it brings me great peace to make the announcement, so while it’s not particularly fun, it’s certainly positive.

There are moments in your life when you can’t believe that “thing” is happening to you. That thing that always happens to someone else. Or in that movie. Or to your neighbor. Or the friend of a friend. But never to you. And then there’s a hard, painful journey that follows when you realize it has indeed happened to you. This is your life, and no amount of shock or processing will change the circumstances.

It’s happening. It’s real.

Eventually acceptance comes, and the light follows. Renewal takes root, and life begins again. You never want to go through it again, and you sure as hell don’t wish it on anyone else, but you never forget what it felt like and how it helped shape who you are. You never regret those moments, as painful as they might be.

No, I don’t have cancer. Yes, something tragic has happened in my personal life recently, and while I’m very much an open book, I’m also still a person with a public life and a private one, and I need privacy just as much as the next girl. So I won’t be divulging much here other than to say that for the past year, I’ve been through hell and back, and that understandably, it’s all affected the thing I love most, my passion and calling in life: Writing.

This is a very long-winded way of saying that my production schedule has changed pretty drastically. I’ve had to push back the release of Anchored, book 2 of the Docked series twice now, and tonight I’ve finally decided to announce that it will be pushed back indefinitely…for right now. If you know me, you know I hate leaving my readers hanging. Wait. Scratch that. I LOVE leaving you with cliff hangers, I just hate making you wait for long periods of time for resolution to those cliffhangers. Because I’m a reader, too, and I know what that torture feels like!

That’s life, though, and really the same goes for countless films and novels out there. We’re sucked in and then stuck waiting to find out what happens with our favorite stories. Over the past few years, there has been this expectation of Indies. Because we write at our own pace and make our own schedules, we’re expected by many to produce book after book as quickly as possible. I’ve been a machine the past 3 years. I write non stop. But this past year’s circumstances have slowed me down. I have to step back. I have to write what I feel like writing right now, not what I need/should be writing because I promised everyone a sequel.

The reality is, I typically write in order. I usually finish one series in its entirety before going on to another. With the exception of Repossession, the first book in the Keepers Trilogy, all of my books have been written in order, until the entire series is done. I prefer this, because for one it keeps me in that world, and it also makes me feel good to know I’m giving my readers more of the story as quickly as possible.

This won’t be the case with Anchored.

For reasons I’m not going to ramble on about (because of the whole aforementioned need-for-privacy thing), Anchored is very, very difficult for me to write right now. I’m really struggling, and if there’s anything I’ve learned since writing The Replacement, it’s that sometimes you need to just step away from the shoulds and dive into the wants. Sometimes you have to be impulsive with your writing. Nine times out of ten, that’s when you write your best stuff. The Replacement possessed me. From the moment I sat down to write the first scene, it took over and wouldn’t let me go until Elise’s story was told. Because of this, I’ll probably always consider it my best work. The whole writing process was organic and reckless. I loved every second of it.

Needless to say, finishing Anchored right now is not an option. My mind is simply saying NO.  So, I need to work on something else. I’m surrendering to a new project’s pull. It’s a super secret project, one you probably you won’t hear about until it’s ready to hit the shelves, but until then, just know that something very good is on the way. The inspiration behind this one has been intense, and I can’t wait to share it with you. In the meantime, though, just know that this delay with the Docked series is not only necessary (because I don’t want to give you guys a crappy story), it’s also simply beyond my control.

Thanks for understanding, and thanks for all of your amazing support thus far. I promise to continue to give you the best I can give, and I hope you enjoy whatever random stories I throw your way. There’s a lot on the horizon, and I’m excited to share these projects with you in the coming months!

Much Love,





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Anchored Update

Hey guys,

So…as readers, we see these kinds of announcements often: a change to a book release date or a delay in publishing. Tonight I have to make one of those, and I’m far from thrilled to do it because you guys keep asking when you’ll see the end of Anya and Tanner’s story and I hate to leave you hanging. However, life happens and sometimes writers have to know when to make that call to push back a pub date. In short, Anchored will NOT be released on August 31st. That’s the bad news. The good news, though, is you won’t have to wait much longer. It WILL release in September. As soon as my schedule calms down and I get some personal stuff in order, I’ll be tackling final edits to make sure it’s the best it can be before sending it to your e-readers. So, please hang tight and forgive the delay – I promise Anya and Tanner’s HEA is on the way!

All for now.

Much Love,



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