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Refractory period…and a thank you.

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: imbadatplanning 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.

Hard Rock Remix now available at Barnes & Noble!


hard rock remix 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!


Hard Rock Remix — Out Now!

Hard Rock Remix (The Lonely Kings, #2)

hard rock remixA 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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Amazon Kobo Books All Romance eBooks Barnes & Noble 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, Ava Lore

Boxed Set + Hard Rock Remix, post #a bajillionty

SAD TO SAY, the boxed set, Rock Star Romance (99 CENTS, 12 NOVELS AND NOVELLAS), has been pushed back thanks to a confluence of events, not the least of which is distributor problems on one end and computer problems on the other. BUT. Not a big deal. Will be out on OCTOBER 1st!!. If you want to be IN THE KNOW when it (or any of my books!) goes live, just sign up for my newsletter or my update list! They’re kind of the same thing at the moment… Update list is no frills, no spam…but so is the newsletter at this point, because I hate spam like the very devil himself, so I try not to inflict it on people. Hard Rock Remix progress meter:  
82530 / 95000
  At this point I can only say how very, very glad I am that I decided to delete 35,000 words of the 70,000 I had a few weeks ago, because it is so much better now. SO MUCH BETTER. Sure, I had to write 60,000 words fresh from scratch over the course of two weeks, but I gotta be me (crippled by perfectionism)! I really hope you guys enjoy it. Pages: 135 Chapters: 18/19+Epilogue ETA: Friday Hitting PUBLISH on: Saturday night after intensive editing session. Rewarding myself with: those new drapes and lamps I wanted. A real, grownup bedroom will be mine, after ten years of marriage. So close…so very, very close… Yeah. Anyway. I am excited. There’s a lot of sexy times in the last half of this book. It’s fun. I think I might aim for a novella series along the lines of H. M. Ward’s The Arrangement just to cleanse my palate and have something else to work on while I hammer away at Manny’s book. Lots of sex. Angst. Some funny stuff. Plot? Is plot really that important? (Yes. I know it is. And I’ll end up with one even if I try not to.) Love you guys. Got licked by a horse today. It was fab.