First Lines

Less Than Six Weeks and Contest News

on April 11, 2013

Feels like jusSTRESS EATINGt yesterday the release date for MEANT TO BE was six months away, and now it’s less than six weeks. Know what that means?

Stress eating.

I’m chowing my way through sleeves of Ritz crackers while working on book 3 in the series. Yes, that’s right. I’m writing book 3 when book 1 isn’t even out yet. This publishing thing is a crazy world.

So for fun, I thought I’d share the first line of each book. Mind you, the first line of book 3 is very new, unedited, and subject to change. But here we go.

MEANT TMeant To BeO BE – Book 1 in Anchor Island Series

Why did this godforsaken island have to be in the middle of the damn water?

UP TO THE CHALLENGE – Book 2 in Anchor Island Series

Sid Navarro considered calling a nurse to remove the stick of righteous indignation from Lucas Dempsey’s ass.

HOME TO STAY – Book 3 in Anchor Island Series

Will Parsons stared at the sliver of plastic sporting two parallel pink lines as if it were a cockroach who’d reared its tentacle-covered head and uttered the words, “You killed my father, prepare to die.”

The series in a nut shell.  What do you think?

I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway of MEANT TO BE over on Goodreads. More than a thousand people entered, with 500 adding the book to their to-read shelf. Could not be more excited and appreciative of everyone over there.

The winners (as selected by Goodreads) are Cristina Arpin of Florida, Erika Kraus of California, and Gaetan C. of Canada. My first international winner! These books will go out this weekend, but never fear, there’s always more to win around here.

I’m still giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and signed Advance Reader Copy of MEANT TO BE monthly to one lucky newsletter subscriber. Not subscribed? Sign up today on my Home page. (Email addresses are NEVER shared or sold. Ever.) I also like to do random giveaways on my Facebook page, especially on Fridays. Like my page today and you could be a winner tomorrow.