love and relationships

Release Day!

IT’S LIVE! I’m so excited to hand over my Party Boy to you. I’ve had a lot of fun writing this, and can only hope you enjoy reading it just as much!!!

 
Man Up Party Boy

Noah York is looking forward to the beach vacation he’s been planning with his best friend, Cooper. He has visions of relaxing days on the sand and fun nights with the girls. However, all his plans come crashing down when Cooper abandons him for a trip to Italy. Not wanting to leave his friend in a lurch Cooper arranges for his sister to take his place. Noah hasn’t seen Lexi in years and isn’t looking forward to spending a week with her or her attitude.

 

Lexi can’t stand party boy Noah. At least, that’s what she thinks. But when she sees him talking to a blonde at the bar on their first night in the beach town, jealousy takes over and she interrupts them with a kiss. One kiss leads to another. Before either of them realizes what’s happening passion and desire are awakened between them, but Lexi knows better than to fall for Noah. He is, after all, just a party boy

 

I’m also excited to let you know that all of my books are now available in paperback.

 

And last but not least, if you’d like to meet up and get a signed copy of my Party Boy, or any of my other paperbacks, I’ll be at the Yo Philly Author Event on May 16th. Tickets are free. I hope to see you there!

11169827_1565157680421281_437559266092242376_n 

Tickets for the Yo Philly Author Event

May 16th 2015 Holiday Inn @The Stadium
900 Packer Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

http://yophillyauthorevent.eventbee.com

 

 

Heart Waves is free

Hi friends. I’m thrilled to share some news with you. Since the release of the final book of the Heart Waves Series has been released, I’ve been working on making Heart Waves free, and now it is! To celebrate, I’m posting the first chapter, for those of you who either haven’t started the journey with Jenna, Reece, and Tyler, or for those of you who have forgotten them. I hope you enjoy it.
 
Heart Waves4a

 

Chapter 1
 
Lies. Lies. Lies. He was covered in lies. They oozed off him like slick, goopy slime. As if I didn’t already know Steve couldn’t be trusted. I always thought of him as a pompous ass, especially after our one and only date.
But that was years ago.
 
Steve wouldn’t meet my eyes. I hadn’t spoken to him since my freshman year of high school. I wondered if it he even remembered me. I remembered him all too well, Mr. Captain of the baseball team with the perfect smile. The thought of his cold, wet lips and octopus arms still made my skin crawl.
 
Regardless, he looked past me, around me, like I wasn’t good enough to look at. I could feel his apprehension so I knew I’d get him. I’d get him good. Call him out for being the jerk he was and embarrass him in front of his friends. I just needed to concentrate.
 
I closed my eyes, focused on blocking out the music and clarifying the image in my mind. I fingered the gold bracelet interpreting the words and images flowing from it.
 
“You just came back from someplace warm,” I declared.
 
With a snide look on his face the muscle-bound jock shook his head and spoke sceptically to the crowd of onlookers, “Like most of the country isn’t warm in July. This is bogus,” he chortled, still trying to best me. He thought his wise cracks were enough to intimidate me, to make me feel stupid and insecure so I would shut up. He wanted to end it here and now. Better to make me look bad before it went any further. Not going to happen. Not tonight. If I had to be miserable, so did he.
 
“I see a beach and water . . .”
 
“Hard one. Like we don’t live at the Jersey shore.”
 
“Not here,” I said a bit forcefully. “The water is clear blue, so it’s not in this state.”
 
“Oooh,” I heard someone jeer. “She’s onto you.”
 
“Shut up,” Mr. Macho snapped at his buddy while reaching for the bracelet I wasn’t ready to release. “You probably told her.”
 
“You’re there with a beautiful girl,” I continued. “Long blonde hair. Her name begins with the letter E.”
 
“You were with Emma?” A petite brunette bellowed while pounding her fist into his arm.
 
“Busted!” someone shouted before bursting into a fit of laughter.
 
“You don’t believe this bull, do you?” he pleaded.
 
With tears in her eyes, the girl rushed off, “You’re a shit!”
 
Steve snatched his bracelet and rushed after her, “Shari, wait. I haven’t seen her in months. She must be a friend of Emma’s or my shit-head friends are playing a joke. When I find out which one of you set this up . . .” the rest of the threat trailed off.
 
“That’s what you get for two timing,” I called watching him push through the sea of people. If he didn’t remember me before the reading, he’d never forget me now. I brought my hands together, “All right, show’s over.”
 
A few moans and grumbles, then suddenly I could breathe. A wave of relief washed over me as the oppressive group surrounding me thinned. My right eye burned, and the aching in my head had already begun. I knew I had to stop before the sharp blinding pain ensued.
 
I turned and looked for my best friend Grace. No sign of her. I shook my head. I didn’t even want to come to Mike’s stupid party, let alone be the entertainment, but she insisted.
 
What exactly she found appealing about Mike was beyond me, but Grace had been crushing on him all through high school. She would do just about anything he asked; only before tonight he never did.
 
Earlier in the day, while life was still bliss, we were just two best friends lying in the sun with lemon juice in our hair (Grace’s attempt at natural highlights) listening to music. When Mike sauntered over poolside to extend the invitation, Grace turned into groupie girl, and it took her approximately one second to accept. I was biding time until I could convince her to leave.
 
“One more,” the voice caught me. Stopped me dead in my tracks. For a moment the room went silent, the people disappeared. All that existed was the soft soothing voice.
 
“C’mon, please,” he spoke again, and I wished he’d never stop talking so I could forever hear the sound of his melodious voice.
 
Before I could refuse, a small, gold ring was placed in my hand. I stood frozen, feeling as if someone connected a live wire to my heart. White electricity surged throughout my body.
 
I looked up to see what creature bore such exhilarating energy. His soft, golden-brown eyes captivated me. They were alive with laughter and mystery. I closed my eyes, barely able to focus and stroked the ring with my thumb. I took a deep breath, taking in the scent of his cologne. Fighting the sudden lump in my throat, I blurted out, “Romeo and Juliet.
 
“Excuse me?” he asked as he smiled, confused.
 
“It’s like Romeo and Juliet,” I recovered, tracing the diamond chip initial on the ring. “You believe you are in love.”
 
“She’s my Juliet?” he asked with a suspicious look.
 
“No, she’s your Rosalind,” I felt the need to explain, hoping to keep him nearby, “the girl Romeo thought he loved. Remember though, it was unrequited.”
“Really?” he asked egging me on, seeming to enjoy the conversation.
 
“Yes,” I continued with a nod, “then he met Juliet, and Rosalind turned into nothing more than a distant memory. I’m sure you know the rest.”
 
“Do you know who my Juliet is?” he asked with a smile. “Have I met her yet?”
 
“Yes.” I answered.
 
“Hmm. Someone I know.” He looked around the crowd mischievously, a delicious smile on his lips, “Will we get married and live happily ever after?”
I shook my head sadly. “No.” I paused a moment, and found my breath. “You’re going to break my heart.”
 
I reached for his hand, his strong, warm hand, and took hold of it. I didn’t want to ever let go. I placed the ring in his palm, closed his fingers around it, turned and walked away.

 

Purchase Heart Waves on Kindle.

 

Purchase Heart Waves on iBooks.

 

Purchase Heart Waves on nook.

 

Purchase Heart Waves on kobo.

 

 

And Forever Playlist

One more day until the release of And Forever! One of my favorite things to do when I’m going through my writing process is piece together songs that keep me focused and in the mindset of my characters, along with the book I’m writing. I choose songs form my playlist that I feel help tell the story and have the emotional content I’m looking for. Here’s my And Forever playlist along with YouTube links. I hope you enjoy it.

 

1. I lived- One republic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKt3o7WPYdo

 

2. Sheppard- Geronimo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-SeaCZE2TM

 

3. Honey, I’m Good- Andy Grammer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go7gn6dugu0
 

4. Somebody to You- The Vamps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0go2nfVXFgA
 

5. Somewhere Only We Know- Keane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oextk-If8HQ
 

6. Take Me to Church- Hozier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVjiKRfKpPI

 

7. Night Changes-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syFZfO_wfMQ

 

8. Christina Perri- The Wordshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9tc9R_Y3FY

 

9.I Bet My Life- Imagine Dragons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ht80uzIhNs

 

10. Coming Back- Dean Ray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16uJQAODCnE

 

11. Fall For You- Second Hand Seronade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1O9DyFLIKo

 And Forever

12. Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA

 

What do you think? I can’t wait for you to read And Forever and tell me what songs are on your playlist!

 

 

Countdown for the And Forever release

Today I’m starting the countdown to the release of And Forever the long awaited, highly anticipated sequel to For Always.
 
And Forever

Today I’d like to give you some insight into the Eternity series by sharing some fun facts about it with you.

 

1. I really did start a fire with candle and a paper towel when I was six. My mother was napping on the couch when she heard me blowing on the flames shooting out of our garbage pail.
 

2. The original setting of For Always was Canarsie Brooklyn, the area I grew up in, but I had to change that because of the drastic changes that area has gone through.
 

3. The Halloween scene in For Always was inspired by real events.
 

4. The smoky bus scene really did happen. I watched in awe and horror as the guy I liked flew through the window.
 

5. I always wanted to learn how to play the drums.
 

6. Although I never come out and say what college Stephanie is going to, I tried to describe FDU Madison campus with the beautiful fountain behind the mansion.
 

7. As far as I know, no students went skinny-dipping in the fountain.
 

8. After reading For Always, my two best friends each thought they were the Character Maria (neither is), so I dedicated And Forever to the both of them.
 

9. While writing And Forever my husband and I went to Dave and Buster’s and it seemed like the perfect place for Jordan and Stephanie to go on their first “official date.”
 

10. For Always was a standalone. I had no intention of ever writing a sequel.
 

It is because of the tremendous fan response I received from For Always, and the never ending requests for a sequel that And Forever came to life. It’s been a labor of love, but now that it is finished I’m glad that I wrote it, and want to thank you, my fans for convincing me to do so.
 
I hope you enjoy this next part of Stephanie and Jordan’s journey as much or more than you enjoyed the first part. Please continue reaching out to me. It may take a day or two to get back to you, but I love interacting with my readers. Happy Reading.