Archive for April, 2013

Wow

You guys…Second Chance Boyfriend hit the USA Today Bestseller list at number thirty-two!!!

(I don’t quite understand this pic – is it a pineapple? That’s what I’m going with.)

And then One Week Girlfriend hit the USA Today Bestseller list again at eighty-five! ZOMG!

I was on a total high and doing laundry cos that’s how I roll. Two books on the bestseller list? How cool is that? Pretty damn cool.

But then late yesterday afternoon I take my daughter to dance class. I get into the parking lot and pull out my phone–it’s blowing up. Text messages, emails…Second Chance Boyfriend hit the New York Times Bestseller list people. Number fifteen on the ebook list and number twenty-one on the ebook and print combined extended list.

HOLY CRAP.

I can’t believe this…and I owe it all to the readers. I would be nowhere if you guys didn’t fall a little in love with Drew + Fable. And I am so incredibly grateful that you did. This has been an incredibly exciting almost two weeks. All the messages, emails, tweets, etc. from readers…they mean so much to me. You’re all wanting to know what I’m planning to write next and I must confess…I’m not quite sure yet on all the details. I can tell you this:
— I want to write Jen and Colin’s book for SURE.
— Owen definitely deserves his own book. I already have a plan for it. I already know his girl’s name. I can envision her in my head. And trust me his sister and her man will be involved in the story.

— More Drew + Fable? Never say never.

THANK YOU THANK YOU. This has been the most exhilarating ride EVER. Thank you all for taking it with me. *hugs*

*Bonus* Deleted Scene!

First, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading Second Chance Boyfriend (and One Week Girlfriend!). You are all amazing! Thank you for making my release week for SCB such a whirlwind of overwhelming, mind boggling happiness. You guys rock.

So here’s the bonus scene I promised you. It’s from the part of the book where Drew + Fable decide to hide away from the world and pretend they’re normal. Away from their problems, their issues, all the negativity. They just want to lose themselves in each other.
Enjoy.

Trying to find the normal is hard when you don’t quite know how to reach for it. Both Fable and I know this. We’ve been through a lot. Too much. Finding each other, finally together again, allows us to cling to one other while the storm surges on around us.

We are each other’s center. I never thought I could have this with someone. But I found it.

With Fable.

“Tell me about the tattoo.” Her soft voices reaches deep within me, touching my heart, making it constrict and I tilt my head to watch as she moves down the length of my body, examining the tattoo I wrote specifically for the girl who means more to me than any other person in this entire world.

“What do you want to know?” I suck in a harsh breath when she traces the words on my ribcage with her fingertips, her feather light touch sending shivers through me.

“When did you have it done?” A soft sigh escapes her. “I really love it, you know. It’s the most romantic gesture ever.”

“Not even two weeks after we came back.” I grab her other hand and entwine our fingers, bringing our linked hands to my mouth so I can brush a kiss to her knuckles. “When did you get yours?”

“Around the same time.” She leans in, presses her mouth against my skin, directly on the tattoo and I close my eyes, sinking my free hand into her hair, my fingers threading through the tousled strands. “I can’t believe you wrote this for me and had it permanently etched into your skin.”

“Fable. When are you going to realize how much you mean to me?” I tug on her hair but she won’t look up at me. She’s too busy raining tiny kisses all over the tattoo, her tongue darting out to lick.

Just like that I want her. But we’ve been doing this for hours. We’re both tired. I can hardly keep my eyes open. It’s like we’re making up for lost time.

Which we probably are.

“Come here.” I pull her into my arms so  our bodies are aligned, the both of us lying on our sides, facing each other. “We should sleep.”

She smiles, like she’s up to something. “Maybe I don’t want to sleep.”

I think she’s trying to kill me with sex. What a way to go though. “I need to get some shut eye. So do you.”

“What, are you an old man now?” Her smile grows, her eyelids heavy. She’s taunting me. Naked and sleepy and so damn beautiful I want to growl and pounce like some sort of animal.

“No.” I kiss her, drink from her lips, taste her tongue with mine. It’s a lazy kiss. Slow and meandering, as if we have all the time in the world and when I break the kiss first, she sighs, the sound full of so much happiness I’m tempted to jump her. “I’m exhausted. And you look ready to pass out.”

“Fine,” she sighs. “For a few hours then.”

“Right.” I hold her close, my arms wrapped around her, my hand resting on her middle. “A few hours.”

We’re silent for long, peaceful minutes. I’m just about to drift off when I hear her soft voice.

“Drew, can I ask you a question?”

“Hmm.” I trace circles on her bare stomach, my eyes still closed, her hair in my face. I know I’ll say yes to whatever she asks, I’m feeling that good. That content.

“Are we ever going to leave this bed?”

I crack open my eyes to find her looking up at me, her brows raised in question. “Do you want to?”

A smile curls her lips. They’re swollen, probably because I’ve kissed her too damn much but how can I resist her? “Not really.”

“Then no. For the next hmm…twelve hours let’s stay right here.”

“Together?” she whispers.

I pull her in as close as I can, until she’s practically on top of me. “Forever.”

So Close

As of me writing this, we are so…so….SO close to getting that bonus deleted scene from SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND. At this very moment, SCB is number 15 in the overall Kindle store (I mean what the hell??? How cool is that?!). If you can get SCB into the Amazon top ten, you’ll get this scene. A super sweet and sexy moment from when Drew + Fable locked themselves away from the real (and rather ugly and angsty) world and pretended they were normal.

Want a sample? Want me to fuel you in our pursuit of Amazon top ten-ness? All right…here ya go:

“Drew, can I ask you a question?”

“Hmm.” I trace circles on her bare stomach, my eyes still closed, her hair in my face. I know I’ll say yes to whatever she asks, I’m feeling that good. That content.

“Are we ever going to leave this bed?”

I crack open my eyes to find her looking up at me, her brows raised in question. “Do you want to?”

A smile curls her lips. They’re swollen, probably because I’ve kissed her too damn much but how can I resist her? “Not really.”

Yeah. Okay. I can give you more from where that came from. So let’s do this people! SCB in the Amazon top ten for the win!

psst – And thank you everyone for your support, for reading SCB, for telling me your thoughts. Your messages make me smile and laugh and cry. Seriously, cry. Someone said on Goodreads if she had another daughter she’d name her Fable. How freaking awesome is that? Wow….