BIG STICK is out now!
A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.
Big move . . . Jodie’s motto is “Don’t wait for the perfect moment—take the moment and make it perfect.” And that’s just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend’s boyfriend has just the answer.
Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It’s not that he doesn’t like women. He loves them. It’s just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem—because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.
Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him—around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn’t want. But maybe she’s just what he needs. . . .
I've been terrible about blogging and I apologize. My summer was completely consumed with moving -- I bought a condo, put the house up for sale (which involved a lot of cleaning, minor repairs, decluttering and staging) then moved into the new place (lots of painting and decluttering again!). I went back to finish cleaning the house and then unpacked in the new place and got things organized. By mid-September I was settled into my new home, and I really, really love it. I love the paint colors I chose and how they go with my furniture, I love my little deck outside and I love how cozy the condo is. But all this put me behind schedule on my writing. I've missed my deadline for book 1 of The Wynns, (first time ever I've missed a deadline) but I've gotten back on track so I'm hopeful we won't have to delay the release (January 15, 2019)
At the end of September I went to Romance Author Mastermind in Houston. What an amazing conference! It was very focused on marketing and branding, which is something I need to do better at, and I learned so much. I came home with a long "to do" list for me, my assistant and my publicist! We're working one some new things, so watch for them!
And I just got back from the Shameless Book Con in Orlando. Wow! What a great time! The book signing was amazing—thank you to everyone who came by whether to buy a book, to get me to sign your awesome creations, or just to say hi. I loved meeting you all! It was also great to meet other authors, some I’ve met before, others I know on line but have never met in person. Now I need a rest! I also need to get writing!