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A Bunch of News

I’ve had a very busy fall, and 2015 is going to be a very busy year. So I thought it was time to share some updates.

First, it’s official – Darkest Misery (Miss Misery 4) is releasing August 25, 2015.

Also, Misery Loves Company (Miss Misery 3) is releasing January 27th. And Wicked Misery (book 1) is now out in print.

Revive, the first book in my new romantic NA sci fi series is releasing May 19th, and the cover reveal will be December 3rd. If you’re a book blogger who wants to participate in the reveal, you can sign up at Xpresso book tours.

Finally, Another Little Piece of My Heart is coming up on its one year book birthday. To celebrate that, and Wicked Misery’s paperback release, I want to shower everyone with swag. Want a signed bookmark for either one? Just email me!

Also, as many people know, I’ve been dealing with some serious health issues since May. On one hand, throwing myself into writing has helped me deal with the stress. On the other, dealing with doctor visits and the side effects of strong medications can be very time consuming.While 2015 is going to be a busy year for book releases, my next books might take a little longer. But Jess’s story will wrap up in Miss Misery 5, and the cast of Revive will be getting a sequel. Just not perhaps as fast as I’d like.

New book and new series!

Ever wonder what would happen if Terminator and Alias had a NA book baby?

Okay, you probably haven’t, but I’ve answered the question anyway because obviously I did. I’m super excited to announce that I sold my NA romantic sci fi, Revive, to Samhain!

Revive will be coming out next year, the first in a new series (called RedZone).

The totally unofficial description:

Alone in a train station bathroom, Sophia Hernandez has no memory of who she is or how she got there. All she’s certain of are three things: her college ID is a lie, bad people are coming for her, and no one can be trusted.

The only clue to her past is the fellow student who finds her. Although Sophia is certain he’s lying when he claims he can’t help her, his touch makes her heart race. Is it a result of how hot he is? Or a memory of how dangerous?

As two men chase them from the station, Sophia’s memories return in frustrating fragments. Unknown to her, if she can’t figure it out in the next forty-eight hours, someone she loves is going to die. Because not only isn’t she a normal college student, she isn’t a normal human at all.

Romantic Times 2014

RT swag 2Since I never officially said, “Hey, I’m going to be at RT in New Orleans this year,” (probably because I assumed no one would actually care), let me take a moment to say it now.

Hey, I’m going to be at RT in New Orleans this year!

So there’s that. I’ll be signing stuff and pretending I’m not totally socially awkward at the Giant Book Fair on Saturday afternoon, and then planning on stopping by the Teen Day Party that evening (where I will have to pretend even harder).

If you’ll be there, please stop by and say hi so I don’t feel like the loser who no one wants to talk to. Oh, who am I kidding, I’ll be that person anyway. But if you talk to me, I’ll love you forever for trying. Also, I’ll give you stuff – signed bookmarks for Wicked Misery, Dirty Little Misery, and Another Little Piece of My Heart, plus Wicked Misery magnets and ALPoMH buttons.

I’ll see you there, I hope.


Misery Loves Company

Just a quick update to announce that I’ve signed the contract for the third book in the Miss Misery series – Misery Loves Company! At the moment, it has a tentative release date of January 2015 (just about five months after Dirty Little Misery releases.)

I’ve planned out five books in the series, so this is the middle one, AKA the book that turns Jess and Lucen’s worlds upside down. Can’t wait to share it!

A Miss Misery Short

Several people have mentioned wanting to see the scene where Jess and Lucen finally get together. Well, ask and you shall receive. I didn’t think the scene fit in Wicked Misery (I’m not a fan of endings that drag on), but I totally get that people want their smexy times.

So it’s written. It has a cover. I just need time to revise it and put it online.

I hope it’s worth the wait, for your sake and Jess and Lucen’s.

Blog Tour – Another Little Piece of My Heart

Wednesday, Dec 4th
BookHounds YA – Review
Allodoxophobia The Fear of Opinions – Spotlight

Thursday, Dec 5th
CiCi’s Theories – Review

Friday, Dec 6th
Such A Novel Idea – Review
Mom With A Kindle – Author Interview

Saturday, Dec 7th
Tams Two Cents – Music Playlist

Sunday, Dec 8th
Gone With The Words – Dream Cast
Swoony Boys PodCast – Review

Monday, Dec 9th
Ex Libris – Review
Deal Sharing Aunt – Tens List

Tuesday, Dec 10th
I Am A Reader Not A Writer – This or That
Paper Cuts – Review

Wednesday, Dec 11th
Book Hookup – Review

Thursday, Dec 12th
Bibliophilia, Please – What’s On Your Desk/In Your Purse

Friday, Dec 13th
Imagine a World – Review

Saturday, Dec 14th
[B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E.] – Character Interview
Me, My Shelf and I – Spotlight

The Totally Awesome Another Little Piece of My Heart Scavenger Hunt

12 blogs

12 songs on Claire’s Summer Survival Playlist

Starting November 29th, find each song on Claire’s playlist to be entered into a chance to win some awesome books from Harlequin TEEN plus Another Little Piece of My Heart swag! And if you find all 12? One grand prize winner will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 iTunes gift card plus more books and swag!

Complete rules and details coming Friday!

Miss Misery #2

What better way to celebrate Wicked Misery’s release week than by signing the contract for the sequel? Dirty Little Misery (Miss Misery #2) is tentatively scheduled for summer 2014!

So what’s in store for Jess? Gryphon shenanigans, magical drugs, secret societies, and–of course–a whole lot of Lucen. Can’t wait to share it!

Now I need to find some time to start #3…