Release Date: March 17, 2014
Key Words: Adult,
Romance, Sweet, Contemporary, Anthology
Jessica Brannah is escaping from her last heartbreak with a loaded car and a new address. But, when Murphy's Law finds her stranded in a back country town, she realizes
there's no outrunning love.
Darci’s ready to move on. Too bad the dating pool stinks. Until, a ghost from her past resurfaces—the man she missed out on
Andrew was the one man she’d always loved, but neither of them ever made a move. But, old feelings aren’t the only thing resurfacing of late. Darci’s
ex comes crawling back at the most inappropriate time, and with all the testosterone flying, she might not end up with either man.
Coffee and Cufflinks by Annabelle Blume
Fresh out of a failed relationship and exhausted by
a constant barrage of fiascos at work, Olivia Johnson doesn’t see the man of her dreams standing right in front of her. She tells herself the morning coffee meet-ups with Daren are nothing but coincidence, but even she can’t deny his unequivocal
attractiveness. When a night entertaining clients takes a turn for the worst, and Daren shows up where she least expects him, failure starts to look more like fate.
Anne Montgomery is psyched
for her girl’s only weekend, despite her friends’ choice of vacation locale—the snowy slopes of Harris Peak Ski Resort—where someone as notoriously accident prone as she has no business being. When Murphy’s Law finally catches
up with her, Anne is forced to consider there may be times when it pays to be unlucky.
Florist, Marissa Carmichael isn’t usually a klutz, but she’s in a hurry and having
a bad day. In her haste, she loses her balance and tumbles from the back room of her shop, arms flailing. Her less than graceful entrance halted by a headfirst crash into a display case chock full of silk flowers.
Trey Cleary didn’t think his day could get any worse, until he finds. himself picking the side view mirror of his BMW up from the ground. On a mission to do something about it, he locates the flower shop matching the name
on the back of the van that mangled his ‘baby'. But, his car is forgotten when a beautiful woman bursts into the room like an out of control whirling dervish, and takes one mother of a wipeout into the shop’s counter. Coming to her aid brings out
the hero in him like no one he’s ever encountered, and leaves him with a need to know more.
For Marissa and Trey, this just might be the one time it pays to be unlucky.
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Today on my blog I'm delighted to be doing something a little different. Each author chose just one question to answer.
Can you describe
a typical writing day / author process?
What? We get a day? A whole
day? Okay. I am guessing that wasn’t literal. A typical writing session starts after putting my two wonderful children to bed as early as possible, normally around 11:00 pm– don’t ask. After that,
I sit down at my computer and pick out the right song. Music sets the mood of my scenes; therefore I have a song for every scene. Then I listen to the song on repeat, check my email, and generally get distracted for ten minutes. After
I’ve talked myself out of online shopping, or I solved world hunger, or gotten fed up with MSN headlines, I open up my work in progress. Then I start to write. I’ll usually re-read the chapter where I left off and get a little
sidetracked with changes. My goal every night is one rough chapter. I rarely plot anything, so where I go is anyone’s guess. Breaking at a chapter keeps me focused and also makes me feel like I accomplished something. On
bad nights my writing process involves a lot of chocolate.
I wish I could say I have achieved structure in my writing habits. LOL. I don’t allot any certain
amount of time to write and I sure don’t sit stiffly at a proper desk when I do write. To me, if I did that, keeping a specific daily schedule, it would seem like a 9 to 5 job instead of the fun that I find writing to be.
I really can’t say I have a typical writing day since I tend to write, more often than not, late at night or at willy-nilly times. What is typical; I write using my trusty old laptop while flopped in a comfortable chair, stretch out on my couch, or even
lounging across my bed.
As far as my process, I might have a major inspiration on a story while doing something mundane like the dishes, so I stop and quickly write my idea down on a sticky note, then come back to actually typing
the story when I have time to work on it. I’m not really a writer who outlines plots. I’m a panster. I go where the characters tell me to.
Plotter or Pantser?
This question is thrown around the writing world constantly. Which one is better? Which are you? How do you follow that? Well, I follow neither to the core but a bit of both in all actuality. I consider myself a "plot-ser". (Yep, I just made that word
up. I love being an author!) I actually get an idea in my head and then take out a piece of paper. I start with the beginning and plot my way through to the end. However, I have the story broken up into chapters and I only write one or two sentences under
each, describing major plot changes. This usually takes up less than half of one side of the page. As I begin my writing process, I check the paper to make sure I'm on target. However, more often than not, while I'm writing my middles change. The characters
are telling me other things they want to happen and I go with it. Forgetting my original plot and outline. Once I feel my characters are done and I'm fighting with my muse again, I go back to the outline and see my original ending and figure out if I can make
my story head in that direction. So, as I stated above, I do both!
My writing days are more hectic than I would prefer these days. Between launching Roane Publishing and all it
entails, a full time job, life partner "bohunk", and three kids, writing happens whenever I can steal the time. I have found deadlines help keep me on target, but sometimes even that doesn't help. Lately, I save the writing for weekends, when I can put on
my headphones and tune out the world for an hour, or if I am lucky, two. But, the way I look at it, anything you love doing, you find time for, and so far, I have always been able to find the time to write, and every so often, I just force myself to MAKE time.
A typical writing day, for me, is really just me grabbing an hour here and an hour there to write around my three children’s busy schedules. You can
find me often hiding behind my laptop screen while they are on the karate mat, and I have a blessed one day a week when I have a sitter and get a little writing done. I have several freelance jobs, so not all of my time is spent on my fiction, but I write
every single day.
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