And what does 2020 look like for me?
Another year done, and let’s be honest, 2019 has been a rough one. As a whole though, the last decade has been very good to me. In the last ten years, I began writing, then writing full-time, and that is an honour and a privilege. I got to travel the world and meet online friends who became real-life friends. I got to see my kids grow into young adults, and I accepted parts of myself I didn’t even know needed accepting. There have also been some hurdles, but we survived, and I’m gonna do my best to make 2020 the best year yet!!
So far, I have six books planned, seven audios (maybe eight), and possibly six translations. That’s kinda busy LOL.
My releases for books will look a bit like this:
Though that may change, given I’ll be travelling for four weeks in June/July. I’m currently writing my March release book, and real-life has utterly kicked my arse with kids and school, visitors, and Christmas etc. So the going is slow. I’m going to knuckle down this week and try for some big word counts. Given both kids AND my husband are on holidays, it’s probably not likely but I’m sure gonna try.
The Audio Releases schedule is, at this point, any one’s guess. What I can tell you is that SIR is done and will be uploaded into ACX asap, and Tallowwood is scheduled to be done really soon. I can assume SIR will be out January, and Tallowwood possibly February. The other audios scheduled to be done (so far) are The Hate You Drink, Private Charter, Imago and Imagines. I’m super excited to announce Antony Ferguson will be narrating these.
If I can wrangle any new Australian-based books into audio in 2020 that aren’t released yet, I’ll be asking Glenn Lloyd to do those.
I have a lot happening in my personal life this coming year as well. Suffice to say, I’ll need to be focused on my work to see this schedule into fruition. That may mean less time on social media, but these Good Morning Monday posts should still happen. Forgive me if I miss one or two 😉
★☆ The Dichotomy of Angels ★☆
★☆ O U T N O W ★☆
The Dichotomy of Angels is OUT NOW and people are LOVING Nathaniel and Chasan’s story! It’s a mix of humour and angst, and while it is about angels, it’s not a religious book at all. It’s more like Shadow Hunters meets Kindergarten Cop. LOL I hope you enjoy it too!
Universal link: http://mybook.to/TheDichotomyOfAngels
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0834PV5Z2
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0834PV5Z2
GIVEAWAY TIME!For your chance to win a $40usd Amazon gift card, all you have to do to enter is follow this link and click on the different options for all the different ways you can enter!
(this link is to the tour sign-up landing page, scroll down a little and you’ll find the contest entry box)
My best-selling murder-mystery is now available at all retailers, for a short time only!
Grab it while you can!!
Also, for my Australian readers, Tallowwood is just $1.49 on Amazon, as part of their Australian Twelve Days of Kindle. So if you want to bag a bargain, now is the chance. Just follow the above Amazon link 🙂
Okay that’s it for this week. I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday period, and please take care and be safe over the New Year. I look forward to seeing you all back here next week.
Bring on 2020!
As promised, here are the buy-links for TDOA! I hope you love Nathaniel and Chasan as much as I do!
★☆ The Dichotomy of Angels ★☆
★☆ O U T N O W ★☆Universal link: http://mybook.to/
TheDichotomyOfAngelsAmazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/ B0834PV5Z2Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/ B0834PV5Z2【☆】★【☆】★【☆】★【☆】★【☆】BLURB:Nathaniel and Chasan are no ordinary angels.Destiny chose them to be twin flames, fated mates. But Nathaniel has avoided Chasan for nearly a thousand years.When sent to Earth on a mission to live and work together, Nathaniel comes face-to-face with his destiny. Short-tempered, petulant, and grumpy, he hates the idea of being fated to anyone and has chosen an existence of isolation rather than spending time with the calm, kind, and serene Chasan. But now he has no choice.One is fire, the other is air; a true dichotomy of angels. Together they will be ignited, or they will be extinguished. This assignment will seal their fate either way.* * *85,000 words. A sometimes-funny, sometimes-serious story about love, destiny, and other heavenly disasters.
Well, it’s almost Christmas, and that means it’s almost release day for The Dichotomy of Angels! So in the theme of giving, I thought I’d share an exclusive excerpt.
But first I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays. I know this time of year can be hard for a lot of people, and I can honestly say it’s not my favourite so I do understand. Let me say that I hope you have a great few days, filled with peace, some of your favourite food, and good books. Shut the world out if you need, and take care of yourself.
Secondly, Tallowwood comes out of KU today. It will begin appearing at the usual third party sites within the next few days – Smashwords, Apple, B&N, Kobo etc.
Okay, so now onto TDOA. I’m so excited for the world to meet these characters. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Please note it’s a little spoiler-ish (for the jobs Chasan and Nathaniel are given on their human assignment) so if you’d rather not know, please stop reading now.
The transfer to a human form was never easy. It felt confined and constricting, like an ill-fitting suit, and Nathaniel always hated the residual squeeze the morphing left in its wake. He shook himself out, rolling his shoulders and fisting his hands a few times until the discomforting buzz subsided.
The room Nathaniel found himself in was typical living quarters for twenty-first century humans. There was a sofa, a dining table, a kitchen, a fluffy white rug, all spacious and grand, and any human would have appreciated the apparent wealth and luxuriousness of it all. But not Nathaniel.
Human niceties weren’t something he much cared for.
He did, however, notice the skyline out the window. He’d seen it in reports and videos enough to recognize it, and it was apparent the apartment was high up and well-positioned because of the view.
“New York,” he grumbled.
Chasan walked to the window, inspecting the nearby buildings and the park across the road, then turned and smiled. “This city never gets old.”
Nathaniel suppressed the urge to roll his eyes. Chasan found beauty in everything. He had for thousands of years, and it had always been a burr in Nathaniel’s boot. Chasan would simply smile and nothing was ever an issue. He took everything in his stride, and everything was cheery and promising. His blessed cup forever runneth over.
Nathaniel was more of a chalice-half-empty kind of angel.
Chasan and he had worked together several times over the eons, not particularly well, Nathaniel could admit. They were too different. Like night and day: Chasan was sunshine and roses; Nathaniel was darkness and thorns. If you thought angels couldn’t have such vast and varied personalities, you’d be mistaken. They most certainly did. And with differing personalities came personality clashes.
And that’s what this was. Between Nathaniel and Chasan. Just a clash of personalities. The tension, the push and pull, that instant irritation Nathaniel felt from being anywhere remotely near Chasan could all be explained by a difference of personalities.
At least that’s what Nathaniel had convinced himself of since their last disastrous encounter. An encounter that might or might not have led Saint Peter to down most of the sacramental wine—actually, half of the heavens had taken a hit that day—so why Saint Peter had insisted they work together again now was as bold as it was stupid.
“Nathaniel?” Archangel Michael said, as though not for the first time.
Nathaniel blinked and focused. “Yes. Apologies.”
“How does the human modification feel?” Michael asked. “There can be a period of adjustment. It’s been a while for you, has it not? Since you’ve taken human form?”
Nathaniel rolled his shoulders again, noting the absence of his wings and the tightness of his skin, and shook off the unease. “It’ll pass, I’m sure.” Michael’s gaze darted to Chasan, then back to Nathaniel, and a smile played at the archangel’s lips. Nathaniel had always liked Michael—well, he hadn’t disliked him, so that was always a start—but Nathaniel knew this mission was going to be a rough one. Saint Peter had been behaving oddly and wouldn’t divulge any information, and that never boded well. And given he’d been partnered with Chasan . . . “Michael, what is the emergency mission we have been sent here for?”
Michael smiled at them both, then gestured toward the sofa. “Please take a seat.”
Chasan sat, because of course Chasan sat. Chasan did everything he was told. Nathaniel did not. This mission wasn’t going to be good. Not good at all. “I’d rather stand.”
Michael gave Chasan a patient smile and ignored Nathaniel’s petulance. With a small flick of his wrist, in a flourish of sparkles, two files appeared in his hand. “Your missions,” he began, handing Chasan his file first. He held out Nathaniel’s file, but Nathaniel refused to take it. Michael pursed his lips and sighed, his annoyance clear. “This mission isn’t optional, Nathaniel. So quit the dramatics. We’re not here to pander to you.”
“Oh dear,” Chasan murmured, and when Nathaniel shot him a look, he saw that Chasan was reading his file.
“Oh dear, what?” Nathaniel demanded. He held his hand out to Michael for his file now, but this time it was Michael who ignored him. Instead, Michael opened the file and read out loud. Probably because if Nathaniel wanted to act like a child, Michael would treat him like one.
“Nathaniel Angelo.” Michael paused. “That’s your human name, by the way.”
“Angelo?” Nathaniel scoffed. “It means angel. Was the Creative Department off work that day?”
“Don’t complain,” Chasan said. “My surname’s Bellomo. That’s Italian for beautiful man.”
Nathaniel rolled his eyes out loud that time. “Because of course it is.”
Michael ignored both of them. “Nathaniel, age thirty-one. Youngest of three children to Christian and Mary Angelo of Bethlehem, New York.”
Nathaniel blinked. “Christian and Mary of Bethlehem? Why did they stop short of calling my father Joseph? Is this someone’s idea of a joke?”
Michael just kept on reading. “The Angelos are a wealthy family, which explains this apartment.” He gestured to the room they were in. “So your parents weren’t overly impressed when you decided that being an early childhood development teacher was your true calling—”
“Wait, wait. What?” Nathaniel asked.
Michael looked up from the file, his expression serious. “A teacher. Preschool teacher to be more specific.”
The Dichotomy of Angels will be out December 27th. There are no pre-order links, and it will be exclusive to Amazon for the first 90 days.
I have a full house at the moment so my time for anything writing-related is almost nil. My current WIP is moving slowly (real-life interruptions – end of school, Christmas, visitors, etc) but it’s at 10K. I don’t have a title yet but it’s fun and cute, which I think is what the world can use right now.
That’s it for today. I’ll see everyone on release day with buy-links!! Until then…
It’s been a crazy week in real life and not much in the way of writing. I have started my next book, though only barely. I can tell you it’s going to be fun, flirty, and maybe around 45K (though please note, I’ve never been able to gauge how long my books will be. What I *want* them to be and what they decide to turn into is anyone’s guess. LOL)
Still no update on when The Dichotomy of Angels will be out. I’m still aiming for Dec 27 but I’m thinking that might/will get pushed back a week or two. I will keep you all posted!
Now, about that giveaway….
Every Christmas I try and do a giveaway of some sort and this one is my biggest yet! There are 12 main prizes and the contest will run for one week when all winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter.
To be eligible to win, you MUST be a member of my Readers’ Group on Facebook (entry below). It’s that simple.
IMPORTANT: You MUST use the Rafflecopter link to access the Facebook Group for your entry to count.
That’s the only rule/hoop to jump through. I can’t stress this enough: If you do not use the Rafflecopter link, you have NO entry.
That’s it for this week. I have MUCH to write because my kids will be off school for six weeks soon, and I need to be as productive as possible. Not easy when I’m planning/hosting Christmas this year. Pretty sure if I did a search on this blog for how many times I say the word BUSY it’d be a gazillion times. LOL