Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oh Captain, My Captain Series Announcement!

Today, Mary Smith and I would like to share with you the first book in our new series and how the series will be released. If you follow Mary or me on Facebook, then you know that last month, we asked our fans to tell us how they wanted us to release the Oh Captain, My Captain series.

You told us.
We listened.
One book released every month for the first four books.

Starting in October, we’re kicking off the start of a new hockey season with the start of our new series. In case you don’t remember, this will be an Adult Sports Romance series where each book is a standalone. The series will follow various captains in the NHL, who lead teams that we’ve created. Each captain gets one book, which can be read in any particular order.

That said, let’s get to the first book, Looking for You.

Oh Captain, My Captain presents Hudson King of the Portland Vikings.

Hudson King loves his job and his family. His life is missing that someone special, and he’s ready to settle down. He has the bad luck of only finding women who want him for his money and fame. If only he could meet someone who didn’t know him by his profession...

Ellie Sullivan has had a hard life. It’s revolved around her family, and then her career, leading her to never have a real relationship. One night, in Portland, Ellie strikes up a conversation with a guy at a bar, not knowing that it was the Hudson King... 

After several dates, Hudson is able to avoid Ellie figuring out what is really happening in his life. However, the secret can’t remain hidden. Will Ellie stay with Hudson after she discovers his lie? Or will Hudson lose the girl he’s been looking for?

Add this October 9, 2014 release to your to-read shelf on Goodreads! You’ll learn the title, exact November release date, and blurb for the next book at the end of this book. We hope you’re as excited as we are!

Monday, August 18, 2014

You Before Me Swag Pack Giveaway

Today is my first day of school. Why not have a giveaway to celebrate my first day of my last semester of my two-year degree? It only makes sense! This is open only to US residents who are 13 years of age or older. As I said before, my international readers will get a chance to win a You Before Me swag pack, just not with this particular giveaway. They are coming, though! I promise.

Be sure to read the terms and conditions below before entering. Good luck!

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Terms and Conditions: Participants confirm they are 13 years of age or older by entering this giveaway. This giveaway is only open to participants with a US mailing address. There will be one winner and the winner will receive a You Before Me swag pack, which includes the following items: a signed paperback, a signed book mark, a bath bomb, and YBM Get Out of Jail Free card, a lip balm, a magnet, and a t-shirt (size Large). Winner will be contacted soon after the giveaway ends by Lindsay Paige and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in his/her place. Lindsay Paige has the right to end this giveaway at any time without any notice, is not responsible for items lost in mail transit, and has complete discretion to operate this giveaway as she deems fit.

Friday, August 15, 2014

This Kid.

This week's commercial is going to make you smile. I do every time I watch it. It's just too cute! Enjoy!

Friday, August 8, 2014

It's Another GEICO Commercial

Y'all, GEICO is on a roll with funny commercials. This one, I didn't find funny until my brother's girlfriend pointed out something at the very end that I always missed somehow.



That "Jesse?" at the end? That's what I'm talking about! That made an initially not funny commercial kind of hilarious. Cracks me up every time I watch it now.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Burn Out

I've been having trouble writing more than like three sentences lately, and I'm pretty sure it's because I burned myself out over the summer, or from all the writing I've done all of this year. I mean, there was most of You Before MeBracing the Blue Line, a lot of Game Winner, plus most of the books in my and Mary's next series. I don't know about you, but that's a lot of writing! All of that in six months.

For the past few weeks, I've been feeling "eh" to writing altogether. I have all the scenes in my head, but typing them into a doc has proven to be very difficult. I've read some books in attempts to recharge, but it surprisingly hasn't really helped. I attempted to take a week off, but I couldn't resist jotting in those few sentences if I actually had some to put down.

I burned myself out.

And it sucks! I want to write, the story wants to be told, but as soon as I open that doc, it disappears.

I'm really hoping that my upcoming vacation will do the trick and recharge me completely. For now, I'm going to go with the flow, read some more, go on vacation, and start school. I'll get back into the groove of things soon, I'm sure!

Hope you are all having a great day. I'm going to read for a bit. :)

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Friday, August 1, 2014

You Know It's Funny

GEICO does it again! Okay, I didn't know that it was even a GEICO commercial until I was searching for it, but that's not important. You'll see where my attention is caught every time this appears on my TV.

This week's commercial may not seem that funny, but it is. Just a little, at least. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Characters Waiting to be Written

I have a lot of characters waiting to be written. Lots of ideas jotted down and I even have a handful of books I've started, but ended up pushing aside for others. The list is pretty endless as far as what's waiting for me to start working on next.

There's this true southern gentleman with a name I really love and a storyline, and he's waiting rather patiently for me to write his book. 

There's this girl named Chloe who is waiting for me to get the guts to try her story because it's unlike what I usually write. I will need lots of focus for her book and I don't currently have enough to give.

There's the two solo WIPs I keep going back and forth between.

There's a list of characters for my and Mary's books.

And then, there's the story I'm here to talk to you about today.

I've been wanting to write it for a while. I don't think about it a lot, but I do every blue moon. Lately, though, I've been thinking about it more than usual. I know why I have, but that's not something I'm going to get into. Like I said, I want to write it.

But I don't really.

I'm struggling with wanting to write it and not wanting to write it. What's the big deal with this story? That's what you're thinking, right? Why would I not want to write a book?

Because I'm scared. 

It's that simple. A portion of it would need to be carefully written a certain way, and that makes me nervous. The reason I thought of this idea is very personal, so that makes me nervous. And because of that, if I do write it, I know that I'll be even more obsessed with every last detail to make sure that the story is told perfectly. 

The story itself scares me.

Not because of anything bad, but because of my personal attachment to it. This won't be a true story, but there will be a lot of truth in it. 

So, here I am, thinking about this story, half way to obsessed already. But the fear has been holding me back. 

Until today.

I don't know when I'll finish this book or if I ever will finish it. However, I'm going to start writing. Thinking about it won't get me anywhere, so I'm going to pour my heart into this story in bits and pieces until it's either done or until I can't work on it anymore. I realized that all I need is progress. That's the only thing that will help. 

Not thinking about it for hours on end.

Not wondering if I'm good enough to tell this story.

Not my fear of writing it.

This may be the only time you'll even hear about this unwritten book, but I need to do something instead of thinking about doing something. That's my new plan with this particular idea. I'll start writing it and take it slow, and we'll see how it goes.