So it’s been a long time coming but I’m so glad to finally be able to say this:
SPITFIRE SUCKERPUNCH is up on Amazon right this very minute. Go get your copies y’all!
As always, it’ll be up on B&N a little later, so keep an eye out for that post.
Anyway, here’s the synopsis:
When a cop fights for his life, a criminal meets her match…
Life is finally starting to go Tate Grayson’s way. He’s come to peace with his painful past and has accepted his place in Big Jimmy Domino’s rag tag family of outcasts. Life is good. But the shy, not-so-gentle giant has no idea that a sexy spitfire from his past is about to reappear and punch a big messy hole right through his quiet existence.
Growing up in Harlem, Shay ‘Sugar’ Spears was taught to never trust the police. Why she ever thought she could trust the big blonde cop with the shy smile, she’ll never know. The joke was on her when he arrested her for a crime that she didn’t commit. She went to prison for six long years, but now she’s free and she’s looking for revenge. Tate may be irresistible, but there’s no way in hell Shay is going to let him get away with what he did to her. She’s on a mission to make him just as miserable as she is.
Problem is, every time Shay looks at Tate, all of her plotting and scheming becomes less about making him pay and more about making him hers. But Shay is playing with fire and it’s only a matter of time before she gets burned…
Soooo as per the updated release date post, I’m pushing the release date for SPITFIRE SUCKERPUNCH.
It will now be out on MONDAY SEPT 28TH.
But to hold you over until then, here’s CHAPTER ONE, for your reading pleasure 🙂
So this book is finally getting a release date. It’s been so hard. I feel like you guys know my struggle, so I won’t talk about it anymore. But can I just say how much I love Shay and Tate? I truly do love them, even though telling their story made me want to pull my hair out at times. Writing has been such a bitch to me lately but I love it and I will gladly wade through the shitty times to get to a day like today, where I can finally announce a book’s release date.
So without further ado:
SPITFIRE SUCKERPUNCH will be released on September 24th, 2015.
Yes, folks, that’s this year not next year.
Anyway, I’ll be back tomorrow with an excerpt and I’ll be on social media soon with some ads and all that good stuff.
I hope you’re all looking forward to it!
So you guys are probably going to hate me a bit, but to give my beta readers a bit more time with the book, I’m pushing the release date to MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH. I know, I really debated about doing this, but I think it’s for the best. I want to make sure this book is awesome, especially since I spent so much damn time on it!
So I will let you all know when it’s up. Thanks so much for all of the support!! I love all of you 🙂
I’ve been away for a bit and I know a lot of you readers are getting antsy for my next books. Believe me, I am too. Unfortunately, as I’ve documented on this blog, this past year has not been easy for me. I’ve had a bad case of writer’s block that I just can’t seem to shake. Through it all, I’ve been writing everyday, although not as much as I need to. Spitfire Suckerpunch has been as much of a bear to deal with as its predecessor. It’s taking a long time to finish and it’s also my longest book to date. Every time I think I’m close to finishing, another plot issue pops up.
But the good news is that I will finish this book. That is my current mantra. It WILL get done and I WILL move on to the next.
I currently have about four other books that are in various stages of completion as well. After Spitfire is done, I will move on to those. I am definitely planning to make the second half of my writing year better than my first. So without further ado, here is my tentative new release schedule:
Late August: Spitfire Suckerpunch
Late September: Dark Erotica release
October: Parts 2 and 3 of A Devil Named Dixon.
November: Part 4 of A Devil Named Dixon
December: Kiss of Life
Thanks to all of YOU for your patience. I promise I’m thinking of you guys every time I sit down to write 🙂
Hi all! Happy Friday!
Now I know you are all looking forward to book 2 in my House of Pain series. If you still haven’t read the first one (STONE COLD KNOCKOUT) then you need to get on it before the sequel comes out… just sayin’ 🙂
I don’t have an official release date yet, but it’s coming super soon. So until then, here’s the smexy cover to hold you over!
Hello lovely readers!
I have a little secret… I’ve been working hard on SPITFIRE SUCKERPUNCH (House of Pain #2) and it’s going to be out soon! Woot!
Here’s a short synopsis as a reminder:
Life is finally starting to go Tate Grayson’s way. His promotion to sergeant with the NYPD comes through just as he has a steady girlfriend for the first time in years. He’s finally come to peace with his painful past and has accepted his place in Big Jimmy Domino’s rag tag family of outcasts. Life is good. But the shy, not-so-gentle giant has no idea that a sexy spitfire from his past is about to reappear and punch a big messy hole right through his quiet existence.
Growing up in Harlem, Shay ‘Sugar’ Spears was taught to never trust the police. Why she ever thought she could trust the big blonde cop with the shy smile, she’ll never know. The joke was on her when he betrayed her trust and she went to prison for six long years. Now that she’s finally free, she’s looking for a little old-fashioned revenge. Tate may be irresistible, but there’s no way in hell Shay is going to let him get away with what he did to her. She’s on a mission to make him just as miserable as she is.
But strangely enough, every time Shay looks at Tate, all of her plotting and scheming becomes less about making him pay and more about making him hers…
I don’t have the exact release date yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. I’ll also be revealing the cover later this week.
Are you excited? I hope you’re looking forward to reading Shay and Tate’s story!
I’ve decided to try something new 🙂
If you’ve been following this blog or my FB page, then you’ll know that through the end of 2014, I was working my way through some creative issues. I was blocked for most of October and November, and then the holidays took up all my brain-space in December. But the important thing is I’m out of the woods.
I have a few things on the slate for the beginning half of the year. I’m working hard on not pressuring or over-extending myself, because I think that was part of my problem. After the unexpected success of my dark erotica book, I hit a creative low right when I wanted to finish a lot of projects. It’s been very frustrating for me and I’m sure for you guys too!
Now that I’m back on track, I’d like to announce that I will release A DEVIL NAMED DIXON 1 (DIRTY ROTTEN DIXONS VOL I) on Amazon on Friday, March 27th! Woot.
With this release, I’ve decided to try a new format.
Last year, I started reading a couple of serials and I really enjoyed them. It’s not for everyone, but I think the romantic crime thriller plot of DEVIL will work well in this format. The way ebook sales are going these days, I’m willing to experiment and see what will ultimately work for me to gain new readership as well as keep my current readers happy. I already have two novellas and four full-length novels out under my Lavender Parker mantle, so I think now is a good time to try something new.
All four installments of the A DEVIL NAMED DIXON serial will be around 75-85 pages and 99 cents. In the end, that will add up to around $3.99, the price I was going to charge for a full-length novel anyway. After parts 1-4 of A DEVIL NAMED DIXON are complete, then I’ll make a decision on how to release the second volume in the series. I may continue on in the serial format or I may release it as a full-length novel.
I’m excited! I hope you guys are too 🙂