Has grown a bit bigger than I anticipated. Short novel sized. 50k words at least. *sigh* This always happens to me. I have another novella due in November… I’m not quite sure how long THAT one will be. Hopefully short. Then Hard Rock Improv should come out in late December.
In the meantime, because of the Rock Star Romance boxed set, this happened:
Yup. NYT and USA Today, bitches. Will post some RtW teasers later tonight or tomorrow.
…Or at least that’s what I’m calling it! Mash this here graphic to enter the giveaway and get 25 ebooks and fifty bucks! I mean… thank God for the internet. If it had been around in its current form when I was in high school I would have flunked out of all my classes because I spent all my time on the internet trying to win free books. MMMmmmm… books.
What was I saying? Oh yeah, ENTER BELOW!
I mean. It’s October. I have to have an October story. With werewolves. And rock stars. Right?
This is obviously a good idea. I don’t know why you would say otherwise.
Yeah. This thing. TWELVE NOVELS AND NOVELLAS. $0.99.
Buy it. One-click it. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
For me as an author, the hardest time is after I’ve finished a book and it’s out in the world and I want to get started on the next book but I can’t. Because my brain needs to rest. And I need to read. Reading is critical. My thinkmeats have to recover from spitting out all those words. I call it “refilling the wordbank.” Here are the books I have lined up for the next couple of days to read.
Yeah, you can tell I went a little nuts at the bookstore. Already finished up Entice an Enchantress. It was lovely. Working on The School for Good and Evil right now, and liking it very much. As you can see not so much on the heavy reading, very much on brain candy. I love you, brain candy. You make life so much nicer.
In book news, I’m letting Manny and his match sit on the backburner for a week or so. I’ve been asked to join in another rock anthology, so I’ll be whipping up a novella for that before starting on Hard Rock Improv… And I have the most delicious and delightful tickling idea for a long, long new adult urban fantasy paranormal romance series, but right now this is what my brainstorming page looks like for it:
Yeah. In case you can’t read my handwriting (FUN FACT: the handwriting font used on the “Rock Arrangement” series covers was a custom font from my own handwriting, lol) the word is “psychopomp.” I don’t even have a title for the first book. I always have a title. That one should probably percolate a little more.
…And Hard Rock Remix is selling very well. I really don’t know what to say when that happens, except thank you. To write books and tell stories has always been my dream, and you make it possible. Everything is possible because of you, and I don’t know how to thank you for it. So. I’ll just keep trying to write good books, and I hope you keep enjoying them and sharing them with anyone you think might like them, too.
Okay, that’s done. Yay. Umm. Already thinking about Hard Rock Improv. Manny gets paired with a previously introduced character. There will be sparks and laughs and possibly cow-tipping. I mean. I dunno. I’m just the author. I have no idea how this writing shit works.
What else? Oh yeah!
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Hard Rock Remix (The Lonely Kings, #2)
A damsel in distress…
The day of a young woman’s wedding should be the happiest day of her life, but for Aylen Ware, it is the worst. Raised from a young age in a secret splinter sect of the Fundamentalist Mormon Church, Aylen has spent her life suppressing her true self and living in constant fear of violence and abuse. The Elders of the church claim that she has been chosen to be the eighteenth bride of a man three times her age and renowned for his cruelty, but Aylen has other ideas. Mere minutes before her wedding, she runs, knowing that she will fail in her flight unless she can find someone to help her…
An unlikely prince…
Half-naked and passed out drunk on a motel bed, Carter Hudson doesn’t seem like a knight in shining armor. Covered in tattoos and piercings, and distinctly disheveled, he frightens Aylen more than a little bit… but appearances can be deceiving. As Aylen runs with Carter’s help, she discovers that beneath the rough surface is a scarred young man who has had his own curses and triumphs–and that he is full of surprises. Like his music. And his money. And his fame. Oh…and also his internationally acclaimed rock band. Still, as the two grow closer Aylen discovers they are more alike than not, and finds her feelings for him changing from the wary…to the wicked.
A fairy tale ending…?
But Aylen’s past will not let go easily: men from the Church are tracking her, determined to take her back to the cult and a life of misery and servitude. Will the bond between her and Carter be enough to escape the evil that follows her, or is her curse so strong that not even love can defeat it?
Hard Rock Remix is a stand-alone novel of 94,000 words and is the second in the series The Lonely Kings.
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A note from Ava:
Thank you, thank you for your unbelievable patience. This story grabbed me and wouldn’t let go until I had told it to the best of my ability, and that was a long, hard road. I hope you enjoy it, and look forward to more books in this series and others coming soon! Manny’s story is up next in the Lonely Kings saga, and I am quite excited about putting my favorite happy-go-lucky drummer up against his match in the upcoming Hard Rock Improv.
All the best,