I’ve done two major road trips in the last five days so as I type this Sunday night, I’m a little out of it. I also don’t want to get back in my car for weeks, but that cannot be avoided. Unfortunately.
And with the insanity of the last week, I also never got around to creating a newsletter, which should have gone out today. So let me see what would have been in the newsletter.
I hope everyone had a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Mine was low key, but as mentioned, filled with road trips. I hope you all got to stay in one place.
I recently announced that there will be a fourth book in the Anchor Island Series. The as yet untitled book will feature Sam Edwards, a character you’ll meet in book 3 HOME TO STAY. Sam is a successful hotelier on the island. After inheriting some hotels from his uncle, most thought he’d sell the properties, but he surprised everyone by moving to Anchor and rebuilding the main property. Now he’s ready to focus on the smaller hotel, and unknowingly hired a woman from his past to help in the endeavor.
Sam is the buttoned-up, mysterious type. Callie is going to help him undo some of those buttons. I hope you’ll enjoy reading their journey to that hard-fought happily ever after next fall.
As Sam and Callie’s story rounds out the series, that means a whole new series kicks off in 2015. We move from the Outer Banks to a small country town up the interstate from Nashville, TN. Ardent Springs is your standard small southern town, with lots of fun and interesting characters to explore. Lorelei and Spencer will get things kicked off in early 2015, and I’ll share more about their story later next year.
Oh, the cover for HOME TO STAY, book 3 in the Anchor series, should be ready to share soon. It’s so pretty, and fits the book beautifully. Keep an eye on my Facebook page for the big reveal soon.
The last element of the newsletter would be the monthly newsletter subscriber winner. Since I still plan to put out a newsletter in the next week or so, I think I’ll save that for later. But someone has won a signed copy of UP TO THE CHALLENGE along with a $50 Amazon gift card. Since it’s Christmas time, I figured this was a good time to up the prize a bit.
Now, as it is Music Monday, this blog should include some tunes. I’m going with a song that inspired the final scene in UP TO THE CHALLENGE. If you’ve read the book, you should “see” some of that last scene in the story of this song.
I give you Trying Not To Love You by Nickelback. The title is pretty much what Sid and Lucas were doing through the whole book. I don’t think it’s any big spoiler to say they both failed miserably.