I am a total cornball, but when I look back over the last four years since ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND came out, I can’t believe all the goodness that came from that one little book. So. Much. Goodness. And I had no clue. My first post on my website appeared on December 31st, 2012. I said something along the lines of, “I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a good year!”
A complete understatement. 2013 was an amazing, outrageous, scary, anxious, wonderful, fabulous year. With the release of ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND, my career completely changed. My life completely changed. And I have the readers to thank for that. Drew + Fable too, for sure, but also the readers. Here’s a snippet from a post I made a week after ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND released:
I must confess. This has been the most amazing, exhilarating week ever. The support I’ve received from readers and reviewers, bloggers…it overwhelms me to the point of happy tears, I swear. I never expected this reaction to Drew + Fable. I certainly didn’t think it would happen this fast. The book only came out a week ago and it’s ranked 171 at the Amazon Kindle store! OMG!
I was just so freaking thrilled with the response! I’d never felt so much reader love before. It was great. But I must say…with my career changing so dramatically, I also took on a lot of projects. I also wrote under another name so I had contracts to fulfill for Karen too. It became overwhelming. I was stressed. I don’t really remember the summer of 2013. My family went on and did all sorts of things and I either stayed home and wrote or I was traveling. By late 2014 I was exhausted, not in the best health and I felt disconnected to my children. So in 2015 I started to slow down (my family would laugh at this but I really did slow down. Sort of). In 2016 I consciously took time off. Something I hadn’t done in YEARS. And peeps, it’s been nice. I’m closer than ever to my family, I feel good and I still somehow had eight books release between my two names in 2016. Crazy!
This year though, it’s sort of a blank slate. And that excites me. All the new possibilities to write something different. Though yes, of course, there are books coming. I have SAFE BET out today, I have another FRIENDS book coming very soon and I also have a YA thriller coming out in early 2018 from Entangled Teen. Otherwise, I gotz nothing. And I’m okay with that.
But enough about my sappy ramblings. SAFE BET is out today! The fourth book in The Rules series, this book is really a mashup between The Rules series and the One Week Girlfriend series (the story involves Sydney, who’s Gabe’s (IN THE DARK) sister and Wade, who’s Owen’s (FOUR YEARS LATER) best friend. Plus, Drew + Fable are all over it. All. Over. It! They play a huge part in this story and I hope all the Drew + Fable fans enjoy the little glimpse into their life. It was so much fun going back to their world. It always is. Hey I might write a story someday with Drew + Fable as the grandparents. You never know peeps!
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Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.
Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.
She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the sexy nanny for a week—how hard can it be?
Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…
(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)
Hey peeps! We’re two days away from the release of SAFE BET and to tide you over until then, I have a little sneak peek for you to read! Hope you enjoy!
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“Drew!” Fable calls, waving him over. “Come meet Sydney.”
He starts to head over there and when he sends me a look over his shoulder, I reluctantly follow him. I really don’t need to be involved in this scenario, but I just can’t tell him that, can I? It would be rude. And I’m never rude to Drew and Fable.
“Sydney, this is my husband, Drew. Drew, this is Sydney Walker. She’s going to be our new nanny,” Fable says, sounding pleased. She looks over at her husband with a little wince. “I hope you don’t mind that I went ahead and hired her.”
“Of course I don’t mind. I trust your judgment.” Drew turns to greet Sydney. “Good to meet you,” he says as he gives Sydney a firm handshake. She’s staring up at him, her lips slightly parted, her eyes wide. Full on awestruck, which is typical. He’s a superstar. That’s how most people look at Drew when they first meet him.
“Hi,” she squeaks, her cheeks going pink as she releases Drew’s hand. Her gaze slips to mine, and then flitters away. But that one quick glance was like a sucker punch to my gut.
The nanny is beautiful.
I take a deep breath, shoving my hands in my jeans’ pockets so I won’t do something stupid—like try to grab her. She has pretty blue eyes and a full mouth that’s made for kissing. Her curves are even lusher than I first realized. She has full hips and a tiny waist and shapely legs. But I can’t worry about pretty nannies right now. I have to concentrate on work.
It still blows my mind that I might play for the NFL. That football is my job. I’m a lucky son-of-a-bitch.
“Sydney, this is Wade Knox. He’s an old family friend,” Fable says, knocking me from my thoughts. I blink and look down to find Sydney smiling up at me, interest clearly showing in her gaze. Hmm. “Wade, this is Sydney.”
“Hey Sydney.” I shake her hand, electricity pulsing between us the moment our palms touch. She jerks her hand away from mine as if I burned her. Guess she felt it too.
“Nice to meet you,” she murmurs as she takes a step back. Like she needs the distance.
Even more interesting.
We make small talk for a few minutes before Fable takes Sydney back to the house, and the moment the door shuts behind them, Drew’s talking.
“The nanny’s cute,” he observes, his voice way too nonchalant.
“She looked at you like she thought you were cute, too.”
I roll my eyes. He never says stuff like this, so what’s his deal? “Cute? What are you doing? Trying to play matchmaker?” I send him a pointed look. “Give me a break. I don’t need the distraction.”
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Annnnd I have some great news! Here’s the cover for the newest book in The Rules series — SAFE BET!
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SAFE BET features Sydney (Gabe’s little sister from IN THE DARK, The Rules #2) and Wade from the One Week Girlfriend series (Owen Maguire’s best friend!). This is my mashup book, peeps, and I am so incredibly excited to share Sydney and Wade’s story with you. It’s been a lot of fun, bringing together two series. Plus, readers have been requesting a book about Wade for YEARS and I’m finally doing it!
What else is exciting? You’ll get to catch up with Drew and Fable and the gang, as well as some of the characters from The Rules series. More information is coming soon (including more preorder links, etc.) so watch for it!