Monday, April 21, 2014

Pirating E-books is Not Okay. No, Really. It's Not.

Why Piracy is Not Okay

I've been getting a lot of search criteria hits that point to people looking for free illegal downloads of my books again, so I'm addressing it.

Here's what it boils down to:

If you are not me or my legal representative, uploading my e-books ANYWHERE is illegal. It's stealing and promoting e-book piracy.

Period.

My books are available at plenty of retailers for very reasonable prices and always have been.

You may be under the misconception that authors make a lot of money because the names with awareness in popular culture are successful (Steven King, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Danielle Steele, etc.). The truth is that the vast majority of us do not make much even with sales every day. It takes a lot of sales to match minimum wage in the United States (currently $8.00/hour in California), but even when we make that much in royalties for the year ($16,640), odds are that most authors have worked way more than 40 hours per week not just writing, but editing, creating marketing strategies, writing blog posts, doing promotion, etc., so our real hourly wage is still tiny. It is a small percentage of authors selling enough books to make a full-time living and live independently of a day job or spouse's income.

I am not one of those independent authors.

So when I get notifications of people looking to steal my work - yes, that's what is is, stealing - it hurts and it pisses me off. Buy my books or don't read them. It's that simple.




Friday, April 11, 2014

May 13th is Jacob and Beth's Series Birthday!

Something special is coming on May 13th!

Beth and Jacob were born on May 13th, 2007, the day I wrote the first scene ever. The story went through a lot of changes once I had a first draft in March of 2009 and it took another two years of work before I introduced them to the world.



Since May 13th, 2011, my readers have received something special about Jacob and Beth. This year, a four-book e-book bundle is releasing for $0.99 USD for one week. The special price is good for one week only.

Sooner to the day, links will be released, but for now, mark your calendars! If you've been hesitant to pick up these four books, here is your chance - they will never be at a better price again.

Thanks for the support!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Release Day! Get LOVED now! My Once and Future Love Revisited #4

LOVED is now available!

The wait is over. Read Jacob and Beth's fourth book in the series today.

$3.99 Smashwords e-book$6.99 paperback

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After Beth’s car accident, the truth came out about why she pushed Jacob out of her life and she realized she made a terrible mistake. Jacob declared his love, Beth agreed to date, but this relationship has to be on her terms. 

Beth witnessed Jacob’s bad side first-hand while working for him and trust needs to be rebuilt. Add to that the pressure of paparazzi, and she’s understandably gun-shy. 

Jacob told Beth he loves her, but her feelings are still a mystery. Building a relationship requires something he’s never been good at—patience. Can he give her the time she needs to see he has changed, or will he push too hard for those three little words and drive her away? 

Loved is the fourth of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 

New Adult Contemporary Romance saga. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.

Amazon paperback link. $6.64. Amazon UK link



Friday, April 4, 2014

The Latest About My Once and Future Love Revisited #5

Update on Jacob and Beth's 5th and final book

With LOVED almost released, I'm doing revision on J/B 5 to bring it in line with the changes to the series. One part of the work is changing 33k into full 3rd person instead of the 1st/3rd combo the series had been in when first written, so it's a lot of work on top of editing the story itself. Only after this is all done can I continue drafting the book to completion.

I'm 10 chapters into the work so far. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

All my books are now at Barnes & Noble!

All My Books are at B&N.com Now

Trust

Kissed

Betrayed

Forgiven

Loved

Dylan and Jen

Kissed/Betrayed bundle

Forgiven/Loved bundle


Trust and KISSED are free titles. BETRAYED is $2.99. FORGIVEN and LOVED are $3.99 each.

DYLAN AND JEN is $0.99.

The Kissed/Betrayed bundle is $3.99 and the Forgiven/Loved bundle is $6.99.




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LOVED Excerpt - Coming April 6th!

An Excerpt from LOVED (My Once and Future Love Revisited #4)



Read the first two chapters of LOVED before release day!


Chapter One
September 2011
Wednesday

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pre-Order LOVED today! (My Once and Future Love Revisited #4)

Pre-order LOVED today!

Barnes and Noble has LOVED available for pre-orders. Apple has it, too. $3.99. Releases April 6.


After Beth’s car accident, the truth came out about why she pushed Jacob out of her life and she realized she made a terrible mistake. Jacob declared his love, Beth agreed to date, but this relationship has to be on her terms.

Beth witnessed Jacob’s bad side first-hand while working for him and trust needs to be rebuilt. Add to that the pressure of paparazzi, and she’s understandably gun-shy.

Jacob told Beth he loves her, but her feelings are still a mystery. Building a relationship requires something he’s never been good at—patience. Can he give her the time she needs to see he has changed, or will he push too hard for those three little words and drive her away?

Loved is the fourth of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.

New Adult Contemporary Romance saga. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. 

Also available in paperback for $6.99



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Friday, March 14, 2014

Official Blurb for LOVED (My Once and Future Love Revisited #4)

Here's the finalized description for LOVED:

After Beth’s car accident, the truth came out about why she pushed Jacob out of her life and she realized she made a terrible mistake. Jacob declared his love, Beth agreed to date, but this relationship has to be on her terms.

Beth witnessed Jacob’s bad side first-hand while working for him and trust needs to be rebuilt. Add to that the pressure of paparazzi, and she’s understandably gun-shy.

Jacob told Beth he loves her, but her feelings are still a mystery. Building a relationship requires something he’s never been good at—patience. Can he give her the time she needs to see he has changed, or will he push too hard for those three little words and drive her away?

Loved is the fourth of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.

New Adult Contemporary Romance saga. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.


This book releases on April 6, 2014!


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cherry Stem Book Blitz and Giveaway! #UrbanFantasy




Cherry Stem Book Blitz and Giveaway


Book Title: Cherry Stem (Book I of the Cherry Series)
Author: Sotia Lazu
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy
Length: 74K
Release Date: 3.15.2014
ISBN: 9781310502491
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Blurb

Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, Cherry Stem has to rely on her mesmerizing vampire gaze for her meals and money. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn’t an option, so she reluctantly decides to let tall, dark, and handsome Detective Alex Marsden take her home for the night and fulfill her needs.

Only she gets more than she bargained for.

When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another “girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy’s memories” hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was.

And Alex is either the biggest gift or the biggest mistake of her un-life.

Excerpt

Hiding my body seemed silly after we’d already had sex, so I didn’t. Not that he looked. He just dropped a duffel bag by the sink.

“Thought you’d want clean clothes as soon as you were dry,” he said. “Got a couple tees and sweatpants from my place. They’ll be too big for you, but at least the pants have drawstrings. Should be good for the night.”

Then he pulled his shirt over his head.

If I were human, I’d have been drowned by the water filling my mouth and clogging my throat while I gaped at him. As it was, I was grateful I’d opened the shower stall door and could enjoy the view.

Most people look better when they’re dressed than when they’re out of their clothes. There are always flaws, something that needs covering up: a slightly jutting stomach, love handles, scars, pimples. Something.

To me Alex was perfect.

I’d already run my fingers down his chest and abs, but seeing the smooth, flawless skin stretch over rippling muscle made me itch to caress it. His shoulders were wide; I knew that already, but the way they rounded, leading to his flexing biceps, was a sight to behold. And that’s what I did. I beheld, wishing he was closer, that I could press my breasts against his chest and see goose bumps rise.

I would probably have kept staring at his six-pack for much longer if his fingers hadn’t gotten in the way. Splayed across his abdomen, they touched what I longed for, ghosting their way down to the front of his pants. I wanted to lick my way along the trail of fine hair beneath his navel that disappeared inside his waistband. I sucked in a breath when he undid the button and another when the zipper lowered, allowing his slacks to fall to the teal, tiled floor.

My gaze followed them, until he stepped out of the pooled fabric and toward the shower stall.

Toward me.




About the Author
Sotia cries at sappy movies and wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world. She lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband—whom she met through writing—their son, and their two rescue dogs, one of which might be part-pony.


Her genres of choice are romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her characters aren't exactly hero-material at first glance; she likes making them fight for their happiness. Still, the romantic in her can’t resist happy endings.

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GIVEAWAY

Sotia is so happy to be re-launching Cherry Stem, she felt like sharing the happiness :)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LOVED is only 1 month away. Have you read KISSED? New Adult series.

The fourth book in the series, LOVED, is only a month away.

Have you read KISSED? The first book in this epic love story series is free.

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One kiss ignites chemistry and passion they can’t ignore, but is this only a summer fling?

Neighbors. Best friends. It was only a crush Beth harbored for Jacob until she was eighteen. Until London.

Neighbors. Best friends. That was all Jacob thought of her until London. Until she kissed him and stole his heart.

It's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about. With a two-year age difference, Beth and Jacob were firmly in the Friend Zone during high school, but a pre-college trip to London will change their lives forever.

KISSED is the first of five books in the MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE REVISITED series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 

A New Adult Contemporary Romance saga. This New Adult story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.


KISSED is followed by BETRAYED, FORGIVEN, and LOVED. LOVED releases April 6th.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The March Release is Canceled

Officially announcing that The Sanctuary War series is over. I'm not publishing Becoming Seven or anything else in it and Compelled has been pulled offline. With all the drama of the past week, I just can't do this stuff justice like I've wanted to for years. Not as Carla Krae.

I'm sorry if any of you were looking forward to that March 4th release.

Thanks for understanding.


Monday, February 17, 2014

For My 200th Post...It Has to Be Something Good, Right?

200th Post!

The 200th post needs to be special, so I'm revealing lots of new stuff today.

New covers!








I can also announce I'm on Wattpad now. Free stories.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

KISSED is now $0.00 (My Once and Future Love Revisited #1)

Now get KISSED for free!



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One kiss ignites chemistry and passion they can’t ignore, but is this only a summer fling?

Neighbors. Best friends. It was only a crush Beth harbored for Jacob until she was eighteen. Until London.

Neighbors. Best friends. That was all Jacob thought of her until London. Until she kissed him and stole his heart.

It's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about. With a two-year age difference, Beth and Jacob were firmly in the Friend Zone during high school, but a pre-college trip to London will change their lives forever.

KISSED is the first of five books in the MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE REVISITED series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 

A New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

LOVED cover reveal (My Once and Future Love Revisited #4)






95 pages of LOVED edited (7 chapters) now. 30-ish pages left. Final pass for making it pretty.

April 6, 2014 is release day. $3.99 e-book and $6.99 paperback.



Blurb:

After Beth’s car accident, the truth came out about why she pushed Jacob out of her life and she realized she made a terrible mistake. Jacob declared his love, Beth agreed to date, but this relationship has to be on her terms. She witnessed his bad side first-hand while working for him and trust needs to be rebuilt. Add to that the pressure of paparazzi, and she’s understandably gun-shy.

Will they find a way to balance their public and private lives, or is a second chance doomed from the start?

Loved is the fourth of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 

New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

About Jacob and Beth's Last Book

About Jacob and Beth's Last Book

I get asked about Jacob and Beth's last book a lot.

Well, to make things as clear as possible, I'm showing you guys the cover. So, unless you see this title and cover mentioned, J/B news is NOT about the last book, okay?

And for the record, this book DOES NOT HAVE A RELEASE DATE. I repeat, there is NO RELEASE DATE at this time.

I haven't finished the first draft. It currently stands at 33,292 words.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Release Day! FORGIVEN (My Once and Future Love Revisited #3)

It's Release Day!!

You met Jacob and Beth in KISSED, you watched them fall apart in BETRAYED...now see them work their way back to each other in FORGIVEN - now available in e-book and paperback. ($3.99 and $6.99.)


Five years after their attempt at dating crashed and burned, a struggling Beth went to work for rock-star Jacob as his personal assistant.  At first, they’re almost friends, but as Jacob becomes the stereotypical hard-partying musician, a wedge builds between them that could be permanent. 
When a car accident sidelines Beth with weeks of recovery, she takes it as a sign to change her life and resigns, but Jacob has other plans.  He’s still in love with her and won’t give up until she gives him a second chance. 
Can Beth and Jacob forgive all the pain they caused each other in the past? 
Forgiven is the third of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache. 
New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.





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Saturday, February 1, 2014

KISSED is now $0.99!! (My Once and Future Love Revisited #1)

To celebrate the release of FORGIVEN this weekend, KISSED is now $0.99.

Your gateway to the My Once and Future Love Revisted series awaits!

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One kiss ignites chemistry and passion they can’t ignore, but is this only a summer fling?

Neighbors. Best friends. It was only a crush Beth harbored for Jacob until she was eighteen. Until London.

Neighbors. Best friends. That was all Jacob thought of her until London. Until she kissed him and stole his heart.

It's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about. With a two-year age difference, Beth and Jacob were firmly in the Friend Zone during high school, but a pre-college trip to London will change their lives forever.

KISSED is the first of five books in the MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE REVISITED series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.

A New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.

Here's a scene from KISSED, Jacob and Beth's first kiss:

A warm hand snuck under his shirt, then she nuzzled his neck again.  “Uh, Beth, what are you doing?”
She straddled his leg and nibbled his throat.  “What does it feel like?”  Two hands explored his abs.
He felt his body responding to her attentions and grabbed her shoulders to push her back.  “Sweetheart, you’re drunk.”
She smiled.  “Feel fine.”  Her fingers tickled his sides.  “Feel good, actually.”
“Beth—”
She kissed him, then put her finger on his lips.  “You talk too much.”
Trapped between her and the guitar, he couldn’t really move, and she was persistent in being naughty.  She trailed hot, wet kisses up to his ear, then flicked the lobe with her tongue and sucked it into her mouth, her teeth applying light pressure.  His hips arched off the seat as a jolt of electricity and blood went straight to his groin.
“Playin’ with fire, love.” 
He felt her grin.
“Good.”  One of those sneaky hands slipped under his shirt again.  “Can’t tell me you don’t like it.”
True enough, but it wasn’t right.  He put his hands on her hips to push her away, then clenched his fingers when she bit his ear again.
“Beth—”
She cut off his complaint with another kiss, plunging her tongue in his mouth. 
The cab stopped and the cabbie announced the fare owed. 
Beth pulled away, grinning while Jacob fumbled for his wallet.  He shoved a few bills at the man and opened the car door, grateful for the cooler summer air to calm his hormones.  She wrapped her arms around his waist as he slung his guitar case on his shoulder.
One of her hands slid in his back pocket.  He jumped.  She smirked up at him, mischief in her eyes.  “Quit that. I need to unlock the door.”  The door to the street was locked after dark except to residents.
“Hurry up, then.”
He turned his key in the lock and opened the door for her.  It locked automatically again once they were inside.  He slammed her against the wall and kissed her hard enough to bruise, hoping to scare her into backing off.  “That what you want?” he spat.
She stared at him, then grabbed his head and kissed him back, wrapping her long arms around his neck and curling her leg around his hip.  Part of him thought you’re resisting this, why?  She kissed like he was her favorite treat and she was going to gorge herself on him.
Sod it—he picked her up, her legs wrapping around his waist, and carried her into the stairwell to press her against the wall.  He let the guitar case slide carefully to the floor.  Snogging his best friend was the last thing he expected to do tonight, but he couldn’t deny it was a bloody good time.  The cock-stand in his jeans was hard enough to hurt.  Couldn’t remember the last time he’d been this turned on.
Or wanted this much. 
She clung to him like to a life preserver, one hand grasping the back of his shirt, the other tugging on the hair at the base of his skull each time he did something she liked.  He pressed his hips into her center, seeking pressure for some relief.  She squeaked and pressed back.
Oh god
His southern brain took over, dry-humping moans out of his girl that echoed up the stairwell.  He slid his hands under her ass to support her weight and give him greater leverage.  She sucked his tongue numb, but he didn’t care. 
“Jacob…”  Shiny eyes and lips swollen from kisses.  Gorgeous.
“Upstairs?” he asked.
She nodded.  He let her down, picked up the guitar, and grabbed her hand.  They ran up to his flat.  Keys in the lock, knob twisted, and they were inside.  He pressed her against the door, unable to resist her lips.
She walked him backward to the futon and pushed him down, straddling his lap.  His hands slid under the back of her top.  God, her skin was soft.  They parted for air and he hiked the tank over her head and dropped it on the floor, then kissed and nibbled her neck, making a path over her collarbone and—
A charm on a delicate chain. 
Beth’s graduation gift. 
His best friend, barely out of high school and barely eighteen.
God, what am I doing?
Any other girl, and they’d be racing to his bedroom to get naked right now, but this was Bethie.  Sure, they’d have a night of fun, but then would come the sober harsh light of day and things would never be the same. 
Jacob needed to regain control.



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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday Teaser - FORGIVEN (My Once and Future Love Revisited #3)

Read a teaser from FORGIVEN:

This scene was originally in Jacob and Beth's first draft years ago but was cut for space. Now it comes back in the new version. Enjoy!


Wait, Mom was here?  Alive?  How?  “My mom?” she repeated in a daze.  Had I entered a parallel universe and traded places with a luckier Beth?
“Yeah…you gonna repeat everything I say all day?” he teased.
“Oh, shut up.”  She blushed. “No… My mom…she’d be home right now?”
“Probably… Are you sure you’re alright?” His brow furrowed in concern.
She smiled, smoothing the lines in his forehead away with her fingers. He leaned into her touch. It was such a couple-y reaction. “Yeah… You’ll be okay alone…with the baby?”
He rolled his eyes. “Of course I will. Been doin’ this dad thing a while, haven’t I? Besides, she’s a little angel.” 
She smirked knowingly. “Uh-huh… She has your genes, so I kinda doubt that one.”
He laughed while she carried the girl up to her room.
“I just want to touch base with Mom.”
“Okay.”
“I promise not to take too long.”
He waved her off. “Sure, sure…we’ll be fine. Go!”
She pranced out the door, flashing him a smile on her way out, and was relieved to find her same car in the garage.  Pulling out onto their street, she realized she didn’t know where she was. “Well, there’s no time like the present to explore,” she muttered.  The address book in her purse indicated her parents still lived in the same house, so getting there was easy once she found a street sign she was familiar with.  She pulled up to the house, palms sweating from nerves.  It’d been seven years since she saw her mother alive.
“I can do this, it’s my mom. God, it’s my mom…”
She stood at the door for several minutes talking herself into ringing the bell, then finally got the courage to push the button and heard footsteps immediately.
Mom opened the door.  “Beth? What a pleasant surprise! Is my gorgeous granddaughter with you?”
I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna cry… “Hi, Mom. Uh, no, it’s only me… Is Daddy home?”
Her mother smiled and stepped back to welcome her inside.  “Not today. He’s on a buying trip. What’s on your mind, sweetie?”
Could never hide anything from you, Mom, could I?  “I…” God, she looked wonderful, just like before she got sick.  “I wanted to see you. I…had this dream, and, uh…something bad happened to you, and…”
She enveloped Beth in a tight hug.  “Oh, honey… I’m sorry you’re upset. I’m fine, though, see?” she said with gentle reassurance.  “You want some iced tea? We can sit in the den and you can tell me about your dream.”
“Um, I’d rather just talk to you…Mom. It was only a dream. So… What’s new?” God, if only this was real
Her mother chuckled as she poured tea into two glasses.  “Since last week? Not much, dear. I developed those photos we took at the park, though. I can’t believe Allison is coming up on another birthday.”
“Mm. She woke me up today with a very loud ‘Mommy!’ I still don’t think I’m quite used to it.”  No lie, there, since I really haven’t been a mother before!
Mom smiled knowingly, handing her the glass.  “Just wait until she’s giving you hell as a teenager. You’ll be cursing her name,” she teased.
“Is that how you were with Andrew?”
“Frequently. He was like that husband of yours back when, but worse. I don’t know how many times your father wanted to strangle Andrew for getting into too much mischief. And you were just the opposite. We could hardly get you to leave the house!”
“Yeah, yeah…but I ended up following in your footsteps, though…in photography?”  Okay, so she was fishing, but how else was she going to learn why this-world’s-Beth chose a different career path?
“You did. I wasn’t so sure about the subject—taking celebrity photos—but you have a real knack for bringing the person’s soul through the lens. Art is art, as they say…and it helped you reel in Jake, too.”
“I can’t believe he got you to call him ‘Jake’.”
“Well, he’s an adult, now. Just like I don’t call you Elizabeth anymore. Children eventually choose their own names, as you’ll find out soon enough. Are you starting to miss the work?”
“Funny you ask… Jacob asked me the same thing this morning. I don’t know…the quiet life is pretty appealing,” Beth said.  “And they might not want me back. There’s always someone waiting to fill your place.”
“Well, it’s up to you, of course. I have a feeling you’d find a niche soon enough, though.”  Mom stood and took her hand.  “Come on, I’ll show you those prints.”
She followed into what used to be her brother’s bedroom.  The window had been blacked out to turn the space into a dark room.  Mom flipped on the regular light switch, illuminating the dry photos hanging up.
Beth walked down the line, impressed.  “You took some great shots, Mom. Allison looks beautiful.”  The little girl looked like Jacob, but had her fair coloring.
“Oh, no, honey. These are yours. I told you, you have a gift. Has it been so long that you’ve forgotten?” she teased.
She blushed.  “I guess I haven’t thought about it.”  In real life, she only picked up a camera when she was asked to, and never any of the equipment she inherited from Mom.  “And you were always so amazing. I mean, you’ve had gallery showings and sold your work! I just make rich people look pretty.”
She guessed.
Mom squeezed her shoulders with affection.  “You’re being too modest, sweetheart. Look at these. You took them with a mother’s love and they’re gorgeous. Now, let’s get these collected so you can take them home. I’d love to spend the day chatting, but I have a luncheon to go to.”
“Oh.”  Beth tried not to sound too disappointed.  “Okay.”  Even in her head, there was never enough time with her mother.  She had so many questions still.  They put the photos into an envelope, which she slid into her purse.
They hugged at the door, Beth trying to memorize every feature.  She held on a bit longer than usual, wanting to be able to recall the scent of her mother’s hair, the healthy glow to her face, the feel of her warm arms when they gave you a hug.  Then it was time to leave.
She cried silent tears driving back to the house.





Five years after their attempt at dating crashed and burned, a struggling Beth went to work for rock-star Jacob as his personal assistant.  At first, they’re almost friends, but as Jacob becomes the stereotypical hard-partying musician, a wedge builds between them that could be permanent. 
When a car accident sidelines Beth with weeks of recovery, she takes it as a sign to change her life and resigns, but Jacob has other plans.  He’s still in love with her and won’t give up until she gives him a second chance. 
Can Beth and Jacob forgive all the pain they caused each other in the past? 
Forgiven is the third of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.  New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.


Less than a week from release day! Sunday, Feb. 2 is the official book birthday for FORGIVEN. Available in e-book and paperback formats. 

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Friday, January 24, 2014

KISSED and BETRAYED two-book #bundle (My Once and Future Love Revisited #1 and #2) Coming Feb. 4, 2014!

Two-Book Box Set Releases Feb. 4, 2014


The e-book bundle contains KISSED and BETRAYED. Releases on Amazon February 4th, a Tuesday, for $0.99 for release week only.

After that, the regular price will be $4.99.

Don't miss out!



One kiss ignites chemistry and passion they can’t ignore, but is this only a summer fling?

Neighbors.  Best friends.  It was only a crush Beth harbored for Jacob until she was eighteen.  Until London.

Neighbors.  Best friends.  That was all Jacob thought of her until London.  Until she kissed him and stole his heart.

It's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about.  With a two-year age difference, Beth and Jacob were firmly in the Friend Zone during high school, but a pre-college trip to London will change their lives forever.


Kissed is the first of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.  New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.


Absence makes the heart grow fonder...or forgetful.  Jacob is attending university in London while Beth stays in Los Angeles. The tender long-distance relationship falls apart when she believes he betrayed her on the same day she learns her mother's cancer has returned.  Sometimes love doesn't have a happy ending, at least not the first time.

Years after their relationship crashed and burned, Jacob is the world’s newest hot rock star, and running into him in a twenty-four-hour market is the last thing Beth wanted or expected.  The biggest surprise?  He has an offer for her she can’t refuse.

Betrayed is the second of five books in the My Once and Future Love Revisited series exploring Beth and Jacob’s relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache.  New Adult Contemporary Romance saga.