Monday, August 26, 2013

In Which I Reveal A Cover

Heeeyyy guys! I've got a cover reveal for ya!

It's for my CP, Laura Oliva's latest book WHAT THE BODY NEEDS and O.M.G you guys is it HAWT

I seriously couldn't get past the first chapter without 

By now I guess you want me to quit fangirling and get on with it already, so here's what it's about

Jak O'Mara is a survivor.

She's survived in her father's construction company.  She's survived in the boxing ring.  And she survived the brutal attack that left her permanently scarred.

For the last five years, she's tried to convince everyone -including herself- she's no victim.  But with the apparent return of her unknown assailant, the life she's rebuilt crumbles overnight.

Ex-cop Marcus Cutter has his own scars, they just don't show.  Following the violent death of his younger sister, he fled his old life in disgrace.  After almost six years, "rock-bottom" feels a lot like home.

As Jak's new bodyguard, Marcus is forced to return to the city -and the memories- he's tried to forget.  All he wants is to do his job, but Jak isn't what he expects.  When he's with her, he finally feels something besides pain.

When the danger escalates, Jak decides it's time to take matters into her own hands.  She's going to find who's after her, no matter the cost.  Marcus knows he has to protect the woman who's made his life mean something again.  But how do you protect someone who's convinced they have nothing left to lose?

And here's the cover...

It's a good thing there's a lot of red in this cover because it will set you on fiah!!!

Speaking of which... I'm gonna go stick my head in the freezer because this post got me all 

You can buy Laura's first book ALL THAT GLITTERS here to tide you over until WHAT THE BODY NEEDS comes out. You will not regret it!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Revision Feels

So, I've been revising my MS and last week I was all

because I read everything I had so far and I loved it so, so, so hard!

Except, then I wrote this one chapter that I loved a little too hard, and when I sat down to write the next chapter it was kind of like maybe I'd set the bar too high and 

But that was okay, I figured I'd take a day or two to let it simmer. You know, brainstorm a little. Everything was TOTALLY under control. 

Then REAL LIFE happened and I got stuck doing mommy things and Peanut was like

So that one day of brainstorming turned into 

 and I just now went to look things over so I could yanno, find my groove. But instead of

I ended up staring at my words like

and the more I read through the more it felt as if

All I could do was go talk to my friend who's also in the middle of revisions and guess what? She's revising SO HARD she got a sty in her eye so she's like

That's dedication you guys. I'm not even close to sty level yet. But this was really bugging me, so I asked her

then she used the force, because that's how she rolls, and she was all

Um. Yeah. This is why I'm glad I have smart friends. Because, really. That's all this is. I'm kind of scared. Scared this will be really good and I won't be able to do better. Scared it's not good enough and I'll end up broken and bitter and calling QVC at 3 in the morning

But the reality is, it falls somewhere in between. I'm a good writer. I know that. I can do this. It will never be absolutely perfect, but I can and I WILL get this MS to be as good as it can be. That's why I have amazing support. I have people who are honest and loving and helpful to call me out on my 

but also 

when I write something awesome. Sure, most of the time 

and I just want to 

But that's okay because

I just can't forget that even though writing can be really scary and hard

I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

It's going to be so, so, so worth it because I'll be one step closer to 

For now I just have to take one of these

and I'm sure that when I look at my MS again I'll be like 

It's not so bad after all.