Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) Update – 8/26/2014

Greetings!

I’m a wee bit behind on this update but rest assured that Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) is halfway through the editing process. The manuscript will pass through to proofreads and then the final read through before it goes live. The official release date is 9/12/2014, however I plan to have it available before then.

Here’s the final description:

Maggie Conroy loves her job, possibly more than she loves her boyfriend and boss, Vincent Adams. At least that’s what he thinks. That’s why he takes desperate measures in order to get her to pay attention to their relationship, but will his efforts backfire? Perhaps not, but first they’ll have to get past Vince’s scoundrel of a best friend and business partner, Maggie’s crazy best friend, an egomaniac actor, a clingy ex-girlfriend and a misguided attempt at implementing BDSM tactics.

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The one thing I hate about pre-orders is that I never know where the story is really going to until I start writing, which means the description is bound to change. I went in a whole new direction than I intended. This story is edgy, very contemporary and very contemporary romance. I did another read-through while going through first edits and I really like it. I was worried when I first submitted it because there’s nothing traditional/commercial about the story elements. Oh, and Maggie has a new job ;-) 

Anyway…

I’ve outlined Explore Her, More of Her up to a point where I’m ready to write.  I do plan on being finished way before my editing date in November so I’ll see if the company that I use can fit me in in October. Fingers crossed. If so, then Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO) will be released in November! Again, fingers crossed. We’ll see. I’m challenging my story-telling abilities on this one. I think I got it ;-)

And now I must eat so that I can work. I understand why the earlier writers kept themselves inebriated while working–eating, sleeping and even going to the bathroom gets in the way of progress! LOL!

All best,

Z

Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE)…. RELEASED!

Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE) is now available! And this time there are no delays! It’s on Google Play, Kobo, Amazon, Nook and of course iBooks!

I really hope you enjoy it. 

For your convenience I’ve inserted the links below. 

And now I must get to work! Still In Love With Her delivers to my editor by next Monday. Yikes! I really think you’re going to appreciate how it links in with Know Her, Love Her. After all, they’re all one big happy, sensual and sexy family! :-)

Link to iBooks Store!
Link to Nook!
Link to Kobo!
Link to Google Play!
Link to Amazon US!
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Book Release Plans for The End of 2014!

I can’t believe it’s already August 8th!

Well..

So is life… Unfortunately there’s no dial we can turn to slow down time.

However, I just wanted to inform inquiring minds about my book releases for the remainder of the year.

Of course, Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE) will be released next week on August 12th. I’m finishing up Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE). It goes to the editor the Monday after next, August 18th. I’m hoping to release it before September 18th. After I finish writing this book, I’m going to start writing Explore Her, More of Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book TWO). However, I certainly won’t be done by my next editing date of September 8th so instead I’m submitting, Vanquish (Parched, Book 7) for reedit on that date. This will be the last book in the Parched series that needs to be reedited. Yay! The project will be over. All the books in the Parched series will be available in the print format shortly after the edit of Vanquish is complete. Right now The Fifth Sister (Parched, Book 4) is available in print. I know for sure Barnes & Noble has it. The list price is $10.99 USD. The reedit of Ignite has been completed but I’ve been too busy to complete the first round of edits. I’m almost done though. I just want to finish Still in Love With Her.

So I’ll submit  Explore Her, More of Her for editing on November 17, 2014. HOWEVER, the book will be completed probably by the beginning of October for sure. This means, I will start writing Forget Me Never (Pt 2) by early October. As you know by reading the books, the Parched novels are intricately plotted. I seriously cannot wait to get back to Forget Me Never. Here’s a teaser: What happens when everything and everyone on earth loses portions of their memories–even time itself? If we are shaped by our experiences, then what happens when the bad ones simply disappear and what was dead and evil is now alive and good? hmmm…. ;-) If you read Forget Me Never (Pt. 1), then you might have an idea of what of I’m hinting at.

Right???

I know… I’m so excited about writing that book. There are two parallel story lines, which will merge at the end–Clarity and Baron and the havoc the machine will wreak on the Earth and on one sister’s relationship with her bond. And so Forget Me Never (Pt. 2) will be submitted for editing on December 8th for an early January release date. 

And then… I shall rest for a few weeks or maybe a month. I want to write book 3 of Daisy and Belmont and bring their love to their final destination. For me, contemporary romance doesn’t mean, twenty year old girl who is working in the real world until she gets tamed by a billionaire alpha-male who makes her conform to the rules of conventionality by making her beg for orgasms. That’s not the romance of contemporary Americans–we’ve had too many orgasms to beg for them. Maggie is not going to lose her ambitions and neither is Daisy or Angelina or any other heroine I create in the LOVE in the USA series. However, they will have to learn how to compromise and accommodate their love interests without leaving their ambitions in the dust. THAT is the contemporary aspect of romance. I want to also write Book two of Maggie and Vince, which will more than likely be the conclusion–maybe not. Maggie experiences a change in Still in Love with Her. By the end of the book, this new change will help her help Belmont, who will have no idea he’s in need of her help… I know… You’ll have to read the books to know what in the world that meant! So basically the beginning of Book 2, Maggie & Vince will occur during Explore Her More of Her (Book Two, Daisy & Belmont) but Belmont will have no idea that his “image” had taken a hit do to of his business dealings in Know Her, Love Her (Book One, Daisy and Belmont) because Maggie will fix it before Explore Her, More of Her ends.

Anyway… So now you have it. It’s time for me to get back to work!

All best,

Z

Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) Update – 7/22/2014

FYI, I am so ON SCHEDULE. I’ll be attending the RWA Conference from Wednesday through Sunday so I’m going to really have to remember to work. I predict that the first pass of Know Her, Love Her (Daisy & Belmont, Book ONE) will be returned from the editor while I’m at the conference. I have to go through the manuscript and return it for a second pass ASAP. I want to really get the next book to you before August 15th.

I’m a whopping 27k words into Still In Love With Her. A lot has happened between Maggie and Vince. Like Daisy and Belmont, they have to figure out how to negotiate their differences so that they may find a TRUE happily ever after. And so the roller-coaster ride is about to commence! LOL! 

Some HUGE changes have occurred in Maggie’s professional life. Also, I’m closer to the part of the story where I have to link Know Her, Love Her with Still In Love With Her. You’ll see Maggie and Vince at the end of Know Her, Love Her, which will be a flashback to a month earlier before that story ends… I know. Confusing. But It’ll make sense once you read the book. Well, I’m at the week before Maggie and Vince gets together for dinner in New Orleans with Angelina and Charlie to discuss Daisy and Belmont…

Are you still with me???

LOL!

Anyway so… Maggie looks very, very tired–gasp worthy tired. This books says why she looks that way. It has something do with her new job. Oh, and Monroe is her new business partner…

I really dig this story. Maggie gets inducted into Monroe’s crazy world. 

Anyway… Hitting the hay two hours earlier than usual. I have to get my body ready to wake up at a decent hour. 

Hasta! 
Z

Still In Love With Her: Maggie & Vince, Book ONE Update – 7/14/2014

I’ve decided to post updates as I make them. So as you know I started writing Still In Love With Her: Maggie & Vince Book ONE. I planned to reach 10k words by the end of the weekend. However, I was 6k words in when I suddenly realized the story as I first conceived it wasn’t exceptional enough. I put Robert Tango in the story, and I forgot how “wicked sexy” he is…. He still wants Maggie. And he’s a scoundrel and they’ll do just about anything to get what they want… So the story began to take a whole different form. The conflict changed. The stakes were higher. So… I had to make a tough decision.

As of today, I’m back at page one. However, I know exactly what’s happening and where this story needs to go. Sometimes you have to write until you get it right! :-)

OMG… I am going to have SMOKE, FIRE and VAPOR gushing out of my ears by edit submission time. What did I get myself into????

Hasta!

Z

2 New iBooks Pre-Orders! LOVE in the USA!

I really should be sleep by now. It’s 2:40 a.m. CST and I still have work on the brain. I sparked up my computer to check and see if I had written the name of Vince’s high school girlfriend in There’s Something About Her: A Manhattan Love Story. I didn’t think I did because I try to stay true to the character and Maggie wouldn’t remember it. Maggie would probably remember her face after she’s given some clues but that’s it, and only barely. And so after searching, I was right. First person narrator, Maggie didn’t say the name. She just said he dated popular girls. 

Okay. All day of looking at the computer screen and my eyes are starting to play tricks on me so I seriously need to finish this post and stop lollygagging. 

Here goes the IMPORTANT stuff!

So right now you’re able to PRE-ORDER Still In Love With Her (Maggie & Vince, Book ONE) and Explore Her, More of Her (Belmont & Daisy, Book TWO)–which I cannot WAIT to get started on in light of a new development that’s going to blossom in Still In Love With Her–however, you can pre-order these books on iTunes. And remember, I ALWAYS try to release my books at least a month earlier than expected. I expect that to be the case for these two books.

So if you want to make sure  you get your copy on release day, click on the links in the paragraph above and order your copy!

Alright. Hitting the way. My brain is TOAST.

Nightie-night :-)

Much Love,

Z