Coming Soon ~ The Beginning of Forever

Almost! I have a release date of The Beginning of Forever by Amira Press – 09/06/2013!

Here’s the cover:


Here’s the blurb:

Amber Grayson, a conservative executive, found true love with fiancé, Kevin Miller. He infused her life with a sense of adventure and challenged her thoughts about appropriate bedroom behavior. After such a steamy affair, Amber was expecting nothing less during their engagement. 

Even with the rushed timetable for the wedding combined with the stress of merging their households and finances, Amber is excited to begin a family with the man of her dreams. However, the beginning of forever is more difficult than either Amber or Kevin thought. 

Locked in a battle of wills, Amber and Kevin find their commitment to each other and their future tested. Is this the beginning of their lives together or the end? 

I’ll be telling you all the things that hubby and friends have been saying over the next few weeks!

And I’m asking for a little help as I begin on marketing campaigns – what about giveaways? A $25.00 Fredrick’s of Hollywood gift card is already scheduled (because you know Kevin likes Amber barely clothed and she ain’t a size six) What else can I give away? Music, chocolates?

I’m a desperate indie author in search of some ideas because honestly, I believe Amber and Kevin have a story that can warm your hearts and wet your sheets!

If You Asked Me To…

Thanks to Amira Press, the conclusion to Amber and Kevin’s story of In the Moment will be published!

Last week, I asked Kevin what he thought the theme song of the novella should be and this week and I’m asking Amber.

If You Asked Me To as sung by Celine Dion


Everything, baby

If you ask me to

If you haven’t read In the Moment, why not? It’s available at AmazonBarnes and Noble and Smashwords!

May Update – Finished Pieces and What’s Next

This update thing isn’t working as well as I’d hoped, but I’ll try to remember to do this every month. Can’t promise a date!

Originally, I wanted to complete four long works this year – The three books in the Rose Gold Collection and the completion of Amber and Kevin’s story. I’m pretty sure that is not going to happen. My writing has slowed down quite a bit. In fact I’ve been quite sluggish lately. I think I have submission phobia.

I’ve been working on the conclusion for Amber and Kevin for months and think I’m finally ready to hand it over to beta readers after the holiday. I want one more look through. I’m hopeful that this will see the light of day this year as I’m decided to submit it to publishers instead of self-publishing.

As for the Rose Gold Collection, Deja Vu is done. The other two, well I just don’t know.  I am rethinking that idea all together.

But I’m still writing, I came up with an idea and a working title. I’m thinking of posting it on the blog with some cute pics like this.

Woman with  clapboard

We’ll see.

So that’s me.

Enjoy your holiday! ~Val

January 2013 Status Update

This year on the blog, I thought I’d start a monthly update about my goals for the year. I hope this gives me some motivation to complete them since I’m writing them out into the universe.magic pen (series C)

Organization: My entire house needs to be organized. This is in the thinking stages. Hopefully next month there’ll be something concrete to post.

Exercise: I’m exercising! I’m going to RomCon 2013 in June and want to sit by the pool in a bathing suit. Since gravity has taken a toll on me in the last decade. I’ve got some work to do. You can see the full post over at Luscious Literaries!

Writing: My goal is to complete four long works. I don’t want to call them novels because they may not end of that long. Here is where I am:

Deja Vu – The follow up to Cheers is at 53000 words and in the second draft stage, I hope to have the first chapters into my critique group this weekend.

WIP/Amber and Kevin – Currently at 44000 words, no title, more work to do. It just isn’t right. I hope to spend February working on this.

A Loving Affair – The second story in the Rose Gold Collection. This is an outline of 13000 words and a few scenes written in a notebook. Got to get that moved over to computer.

Dulce Means Sweet – The third story in the Rose Gold Collection. This is also in a notebook. No outline but character analyses completed and a few scenes.

Let’s hope I’m further along next month!