I just couldn’t help myself. Fight for Her is officially out on Kindle and soon it will also be on Nook. I have marked the price down for the first day on each site to $.99. Please check it out and leave a review if possible. Help me spread the word about my first book baby. I can’t believe this is finally out.
So, in honor of hitting 800 Likes yesterday I decided to do an extra long teaser today. This one will introduce a little of the other half of the book, what Chloe is dealing with when she goes home every night. Marlee, of course, did an amazing job modeling so I had to include a little picture of that as well. Don’t forget to pre-order your signed paperback today! I am putting the order in Wednesday so hurry! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with how many copies you want, an address, and who you want to sign it. The models, Ross and Marlee, and my photographer, Emily are all available.
“Chloe Ann Delaney,” bellowed Chuck Delaney’s stern voice.
“Dad?” She had pulled herself up and was sitting in the bed with her hand covering her eyes to block the stream of light he was letting in from the hall.
He stumbled a little to the left until his shoulder hit the doorframe and he was able to steady himself again. “Where did you put it?”
“What are you talking about, Dad? Where did I put what?” She had thrown the covers off herself and was making her way to the door where he stood or, rather, slouched.
“My scotch,” he slurred. “I know I had half a bottle left last night, and I know you threw it away. Now I can’t go get anymore because the liquor stores are either closing or too far away for me to drive.”
Chloe hadn’t thrown away any scotch that morning. As a matter of fact, she had thrown away an empty bottle he had forgotten finishing the night before. Telling him that was only asking for trouble, so she used her standby. “Oh, Daddy, I didn’t throw it away,” she soothed. “Look. I’ll go get it for you. Why don’t you go on into your room and lie down. I’ll be in with your drink in a minute.”
He grunted a response and headed down the hall toward his room. If she could just get him through the door and to his bed, he usually fell asleep within minutes. He wouldn’t even remember this tomorrow. Sure enough, after waiting the allotted ten minutes, she returned to his room with a glass of water and some Tylenol to find him asleep diagonally on his bed. She put the best hangover cure she could get where she was sure he would see it the next morning and shut off the lamp, leaving for her own room.
“I just wish she could hold my hand one more time, you know?” he whispered. She could barely make out the words but knew them all too well as they were her own thoughts on a daily basis.
“Yeah, I know,” she whispered from the doorway.
“Why her, Chloe? Why does she have to be gone so soon? Every day I have to talk about murderers who get parole and convicts who escape. Why does she have to be gone and they get to be here?”
Chloe wanted to speak, to tell him what she thought about everything, to explain that it was her mother who had it better than any of them. She was in a place where she would only know happiness while they were still here feeling pain and loss. Her mother was the lucky one, but her father was too far gone to understand. She just backed out of the room and shut the door behind herself, shutting out the first chance for true communication she had had with her father in over a year.
Don’t forget to get your copy of Fight for Her, coming to Nook, Kindle and Smashwords March 4th! Available for Pre-Order NOW!
I just ordered my final proof of the Fight for Her paperback. This means by Monday I will have the first ever copy of the book IN MY HANDS. I cannot express how excited I am. In order to pre-order the correct amount I have decided to have a little incentive. I will be taking orders starting today for signed copies of the book that can be shipped directly to you. It will be signed by me and you can also request signatures from the models, Marlee Henry and Ross Rowland, AND the cover designer Emily Cutrer.
To order your copy please email me at email@example.com and in the email specify how many copies you want, who you want each copy signed by (it can be all or any combination of those listed) and your shipping address. I will then send a PayPal invoice to your email for the sum of $15. This is to cover the cost of the signed book, packaging, and S&H. Once you have paid the invoice your name will be on the list!
I am so excited to get this book out and am so grateful to everyone for following along. Special shout out to Micalea Smeltzer for keeping me sane and for helping me through this process, Theresa Wegand for being an amazing editor and the hubs, Jake, for being pretty awesome all around!
I have started the process of uploading the book to Amazon, Smashwords, Nook and Create Space for printing. This required me to put on my big girl pants and select a release date. And that date is… March 4th! I am also going to do a discounted release day price of $.99 for e-books so be sure you get it on the 4th before it goes up. The paperback will be available for $10. I can’t believe a book I got the idea for in 2010 is FINALLY coming out. *Flails*
So, to celebrate my decisiveness, I am going to give a little teaser in the form of song. I have been obsessed with the band Green River Ordinance since my husband introduced me to them when we were dating, way back in 2006. Yep, I’m old. In 2010 they released an EP called The Morning Passengers EP that I still listen to today. There was a specific track, Uncertainly Certain, that grabbed me immediately and put an image in my head. The lyrics, ‘It started with a fist fight’ and ‘She’s a beautiful girl in her own little world’ inspired what would become Fight for Her. This band paints a picture with every song. I literally use at least one song from them in every book for inspiration.
Please go check them out. They are great guys singing great music. They do it because they love it and refuse to sell out. What Independent author or reader of indies wouldn’t love a band like that? Please visit the sites below and check out the song Uncertainly Certain.
Green River Ordinance:
Today I am so excited to release the cover for my debut novel, Fight For Her. This is book one in the series of stand alone novels. The cover was designed by my favorite photographer and designer Emily Cutrer with Emily and Daniel Cutrer Media. Go see their site at EmilyandDaniel.net. My beautiful cover model, Marlee kills it not only on my cover but in all the promo pieces that will soon arrive. I have a feeling I will be fighting other authors for both of these ladies time very soon. Love them!
Chloe has spent her entire life trying to blend in, but that’s what happens when your father is a popular newscaster and you are the shy, studious girl in the front of the class. These days she is trying to stay invisible for an entirely different reason. Her father has become a popular newscaster who has the potential to ruin both of their lives. After the loss of her mother, her father began a dangerous downward spiral, and Chloe became the adult in the Delaney household. Her life is now a cycle of school, making sure her father makes it to work on time, trying to do everything in her power to make the best grades she can, and attaining a scholarship far, far away from her current misery.
A chance run in, literally, with the two most popular boys at school has Chloe fighting two very different kinds of attraction. Where one burns hot and instantaneous, the other simmers to a slow boil that she can barely contain. Chloe must decide between these two former friends turned enemies as her life is thrust into the spotlight by gossip and betrayal. Chloe must find a way to deal with her new-found popularity and scrutiny as she struggles to make her choice.
Check out Fight For Her coming March 2014!
I received my manuscript from Theresa late last night and I’m starting in on my final round of edits today. This is like the icing on the top of the cover reveal tomorrow cake. I can’t believe how close everything is. I cannot wait to get this book out. I literally sent my next book to my betas this morning. I’m aiming for a June release with that one. How is it possible that I’m already having to think of photo shoots again? I swear I never thought I would do this and here I am, planning my next three releases already. Can’t wait to show off what Emily has created for my book tomorrow. She is one of the best photographers/designers I have ever seen. Look into her work and if you ever want to publish and then USE HER. Thanks your Emily and Daniel Cutrer for being the best media team in the world.
Today for my Teaser Tuesday I’m going to give you a small glimpse into the relationship between Scott and Chloe. In the book you will see there is a big difference in how things start with he and Chloe versus how things progress with Nate and Chloe. In the end, she is still faced with the same problem. Two great guys, one big decision.
Marlee and Ross had amazing chemistry and it comes across so beautifully in this picture. Just wait until you see more of all three of these models. You will be torn before you even flip the first page in the book.
Without further ado…
“Thanks for tonight,” she said, “it was a lot of fun.”
When Scott took a step closer, trapping her against the side of the car, he was relieved to hear the excited intake of breath. “Don’t worry, I’m not going to kiss you, Chloe.”
Her eyes fluttered closed as his breath covered her face. He let his nose skim her cheek and a hand came up and wrapped around the side of her waist. “Y-you’re not?” she breathed.
“No,” he said, sliding a strand of hair behind her shoulder and letting his lips go slowly from her ear to her neck to her shoulder, centimeters above her skin. Goosebumps covered her arms, and he could see her fingers ball into fists at her side.
“Why’s that?” she asked, gulping for a breath.
“Because,” he whispered. “I want the next time I kiss you to be about you and me. I don’t want there to be any doubt in your mind that I’m the one you want. I want to kiss you and be sure you are thinking about nothing else.”
“You think that would be a problem right now?” She asked, turning her head slightly so it would be too easy to take her lips.