I am very, very excited to bring you my latest work: THE SECRET CRUSH! This is a sweet & romantic NA Novella, perfect for this time of year, since the book is also Halloween-themed. And it’s only $.99 (Or you can read for FREE with KU)!!!
I’ve been in love with Hadley Monroe for three years. Over a thousand days.
But Hadley doesn’t see me. Not the real me, anyway.
It’s time to change all that.
I need to show her—convince her—that we could be more than friends. That we are actually perfect for each other.
It’s time to put it all out there. Risk everything before it’s too late.
It’s time for a grand gesture.
It’s time to reveal that I’m her Secret Crush.
My head tilted back, and I leaned on his chest. His thumb continued, now sliding up and down my forefinger. Tiny swipes back and forth, each one like a flame licking my hot skin. My fingers tingled with the need to touch him back, but I couldn’t move. All the noise from the other rooms seemed to fade away as he held me there. And even though I didn’t know who he was, I felt at home in his arms. Like it was where I belonged.
“Close your eyes, Hadley.” My eyes slid shut upon his command. “No peeking.”
I nodded, keeping my eyes tightly shut as he spun me around, facing him. My lips parted slightly as he reached up and cupped my face in his hands. I held my breath, anticipating whatever he was going to do next. My pulse raced as the seconds ticked by. God I hope he kisses me, I prayed.
“I want you to do something for me, Hadley.”
“Okay,” I murmured.
“When everything is over tonight. When the last guest has gone home and the lights are all out. When you’re back in your dorm and the world is quiet, I want you to glance out your window and look out at the stars. At how brightly they shine down from millions of miles away. And then I want you to remember what I’m telling you right now.”
He moved his face against mine, his breath like a warm caress against my cheek. “You, Hadley, shine brighter than them all. You radiate beauty and warmth and passion and determination. You put them to shame, Hadley.”
I sucked in a breath as tears pooled at his beautiful words. And just then, when I was filled to the brim with so much emotion I could explode, his lips came down on mine.
I sighed in contentment as his warm and soft lips pressed against my own with the briefest of kisses, leaving me craving more.
But before I could even flutter my eyes open, he was gone.
I am beyond thrilled to be able to finally unveil the new covers for my Patronus series. I’d been wanting to redo them for a while, but hadn’t found the perfect images. Well, with the help of Donna Dull of Sharp Cover Designs, we found what I believe is the cover jackpot!! These covers came out better than my exceptions, and could not fit more perfectly.
Aren’t they amazing? I’m so in love with them!! I will be updating the paperbacks too, so you’ll be able to get that version as well and I’ll have them available at all 2016 signings I attend
I hope you all love them as much as I do! I give all credit to my fabulous cover designer, who is mad talented!! (Please go give her page a like!!)
To celebrate my new covers, I have made the first in the series, AWAKEN, FREE this weekend!! And if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the entire series for FREE!!!!
I am thrilled and tickled to finally say the words “It’s LIVE!” I’ve been working on this book for over a year, and now you can finally get a chance to read it!
Early reviews are coming in, and people are loving this book:
“I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough” – TARA SIVEC
“The perfect YA suspense novel”– NICHOLE CHASE
“One of the best young adult thrillers I’ve read in years” — RL GRIFFIN
I couldn’t put it down! 5 Stars and 2 Thumbs Up!” — AMANDA JASON
NEVER GONNA TELL is available for $.99 for RELEASE DAY ONLY! After Wednesday, it will go back to full price, so be sure to grab your copy for this amazing price right now!
It’s here! It’s here!! I have been dying for months to share this cover with you, and the time has finally arrived!! My new novel, NEVER GONNA TELL is a YA romantic suspense and releases on March 17th! Only three more weeks!!!
What do you think? I absolutely adore this cover and give huge, mad, amazing props to Regina Womba of Mai I Design and Kelsey Keegan of K Keegan photography for helping make this cover sizzle!
Wanna know more about the book? Check out the BLURB:
My name is Reagan Wilcox: high school senior by day, kick-ass investigative journalist by night. I’ve always loved observing people—especially when they think no one is paying attention.
I thought I was ready to cover any story. Work any angle.
Nothing could have prepared me for what happened that night. I wasn’t ready for what I saw. And I certainly wasn’t ready for him.
I always knew I’d write the headlines. Now, I just might become one.
Want even more? Here’s an excerpt!!
NOTHING BUT BLACKNESS surrounds me. I can’t move. Why can’t I move? A shiver runs through me, both from fear and the cold of the ground below me. The air is stale and smells like the earth as I try to take a deep breath. I instantly know I’m inside of something, or maybe under something. “Hello?” I call, my voice shaking and barely above a whisper. No one answers. I try again, a little louder, as I fight back tears. The only sound I hear is my heart pounding in my tightened chest, the noise filling my head. Thump, thump. Thump, thump. Thump, thump.
I blink, my eyes adjusting to the darkness, but still I can’t see a thing. Pain radiates through my arm and head, but fear pulses stronger. The air around me grows thick and heavy. Sweat trickles down my face. My clammy hand trembles like a leaf in the wind as I stretch forward, feeling for something—anything. “Calm down,” I command my nerves. “It’s going to be okay.” But even I don’t believe my lies.
I move, just an inch, to test my arm. The pain is still throbbing, but it’s manageable enough to try to get out from … wherever I am. Taking another stale breath, my right hand reaches out and connects with something hard and scratchy. Wood? It’s all around me, maybe a foot or so away. I push against it as hard as I can with one hand, but it doesn’t budge.
I’m trapped. I can’t move and I want to scream. It’s bubbling up inside, but I quash it back down. Screaming will only let them know I’m awake. That I’m alive. Panic begs to take over, to take control, but I need to get out of here before that happens. I want to take a deep breath, but can’t. There isn’t any to fill my lungs. But there has to be air coming from somewhere or I’d be dead by now, I remind myself. And that’s all I need. I focus on keeping my breathing even, counting each breath. After reaching thirty, I reach up again, trailing the tips of my fingers along the wood, hoping to find a handle or knob, but there is only a large, flat, solid piece of wood.
This is it. My worst fear is coming to life. Everything I worked for, everything I sacrificed, was for naught. My mom and dad’s faces pop into my mind as tears well in my eyes. I was so stupid. So foolish to think that I was doing the right thing. Now look where that’s gotten me.
I’m going to die tonight. I’m sure of that now. All because I vowed that I was never gonna tell.
This book is available for pre-order now on Amazon for only $.99!!!
This is a special pre-order price and will go back to regular price after release, so be sure to grab it now!!
CLICK HERE to Pre-Order on Amazon!
I have been blessed to participate in many signings this past year with amazing authors. I know many of you would give anything to meet many of these amazing authors such as Jillian Dodd, Katie Ashley, Tiffany King, LP Dover, Georgia Cates, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Ella Dominguez, Stacey Rourke, Chelsea Cameron, Alivia Anders, Shelly Crane, Sarah Ashley Jones, AJ Bennett, Tijan, Liliana Hart, Tabitha Vargo, CA Kunz, AC Bexter, Cleo Scornazacca, Pricilla Glenn, Tia Louise, Vi Keeland, Dani Hart, and more.
Well, while I may not be able to get you to a signing, I can bring some of the signing to you! I am raffling off not one but THREE awesome swag packs with swag from these authors. Much of the paper swag is signed, and also includes things like buttons, magnets, bracelets, necklaces, pens, bookmarks, postcards, etc.
Sound good? Well, it gets better. The contest is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY, winners will receive a signed paperback by me, and to add a cherry to the cake–I’m placing my best-selling New Adult romance, Inhale Exhale, on sale for $.99 until Friday (on sale across all formats including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo – click format to purchase)!!
Just use the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win the swag and be sure to pick up your copy of Inhale Exhale while its still at this bargain price!!
Here’s a teaser from the novel I’m working on now, Never Gonna Tell! I’m hoping to finish this and release it in early summer, and will begin posting teasers every Tuesday for you, so be sure to come back next week too! Enjoy!
Ugh! I hate having to team up in gym. I just know I’m going to end up with the goth girl whose sole athletic ability seemed to be eye rolling, and the captain of the chess club who puffs on his inhaler more than Snoop puffs on his ganja.
Sure enough, we’re the last three standing without a group. Seeing as my fate is sealed, I walk up to Coach Perkins to grab our shuttle and rackets and make one last ditch effort to try to play on her sense of mercy and explain that we only have three and can’t play, when the gym door squeaks open behind me. Ahh! A latecomer. Maybe I will get lucky and actually get a partner who would try to hit the ball.
Coach Shaw is already making the rounds, so Coach Jenkins hands me the equipment before she steps around me to take the late slip from whoever came in. “Here you go, Reagan. And oh look, now you have a fourth. Mr. Callotta, you’ll join Ms. Wilcox on her team. There’s not enough time, so don’t worry about dressing down today.”
A cold chill runs down my back and I instantly freeze. Mr. Calotta? As in, Marco Calotta? Yeah, if it weren’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all. Marco Calotta might be ridiculously hot but he scares the crap out of everyone in school, including me.
“Never planned on worrying about it,” he sneers, tossing his backpack toward the bleachers and nearly taking out the chess nerd in the process.
There are two things every student here at Jefferson High learns their first week: first, the “meat delight” on Fridays is just a mashed up mix of whatever was left from Taco Tuesday and hamburger Thursdays, and second: don’t mess with Marco Calotta.
I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell me what you think!!
Hello out there!!
I know, it seems like forever that I last gave you all an update on how things were going in my world. If you follow my Facebook page, you know that it’s because I had a baby!! My sweet angel was born in December and has been occupying all of my time since then, putting my writing on the back burner.
Isn’t she the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen???? Well my precious daughter turns 2 months tomorrow, so I figured it was time to turn up the burner on my writing.
To start, I’m very happy to tell you that YES! I am working on a new novel. This will be a stand alone, mature YA mystery/romance. What’s it called, you ask? The title of this book is:
NEVER GONNA TELL
The amazing Regina at Mae I Design has made the cover, and I can tell you it’s my favorite one so far!! I can’t wait to share it with you.
But not yet.
What I can share with you is a little teaser!
I simultaneously want to stay and run away. When I’m near him, my body yearns to be closer while my head warns me to back away. I know he’ll only bring me trouble, but I still don’t take a step to leave.
“Reagan, I—” His words stop, frozen on the tip of his tongue as he stares at me.
I can’t look away and feel myself lean closer. He does the same. Things around me fade away, blurred into an abstract painting and the only thing in focus is Marco. His hand is still in mine from when he pulled me to a stop, and I can feel his pulse race. Or is it mine?
The sounds of the other students and the cars still dropping kids off are now nothing but a low hum, instead all I hear is my breath as I finally exhale—never even noticing that I was holding it. I lick my dry lips, and Marco’s eyes widen slightly as he shifts his focus to them and his grip becomes stronger on my hand.
I don’t know how long we’ve stood like this, but it feels like forever. I want to memorize all the flecks in his eyes. I want to reach out and brush my finger against the one deep dimple in his right cheek. I want to—
So what do you think? I’d love for you to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts! And remember to stay tuned here on my website and my Facebook page for more information, including the cover reveal coming soon!!
I am so very proud to be participating in a short story anthology with fellow authors Amy A. Bartol, Tammy Blackwell, Amanda Havard, Heather Hildenbrand, Tiffany King, C.A. Kunz, and Raine Thomas. The anthology, titled Take Me to Your Reader, is a collaboration of short stories featuring aliens, and all proceeds will go to benefit the UtopYA Conference in Nashville. We all love the conference’s founder, Janet Wallace, and her amazing team, and since the theme of this year’s conference is aliens, we all decided to create this anthology to show our support.
Regina Wamba with MaeiDesign created the beautiful cover, and K.P. Simmon with Inkslinger PR is helping with the promotion of the anthology. This has been a group effort, but I’d personally like to thank Tiffany King and her awesome hubby, Karl, for putting so much time and effort into making this happen. You both ROCK!
Here’s a teaser from my story, “The Black Stone Heir.”
I stared into his pleading eyes, and just couldn’t say no. Hell, I might have agreed to marry him and bear his children with that look his was giving me. I could drown in that look, but oh what a way to go.
This was such a bad idea, but I couldn’t resist.
“Fine, you can drive me home. But don’t touch me. Or talk to me.” Because if he did, I wasn’t sure I could keep hating him. And I really, really wanted to keep hating him. It was always easier to remember the reasons he was a total doucheburger when he wasn’t standing so close to me, smelling of leather and soap and making me want to lean into the crook of his neck and never leave.
I took a breath of clean air to clear my head and began walking toward Tate’s truck. His hand brushed against the small of my back, guiding me. The touch was like hot coals igniting me, and I hated that I loved it. I walked faster, but he still somehow managed to get to the car first and hold the door open for me. I started to slide in, but paused at the edge of the seat.
“Should I just plug my address into your GPS here or…”
I was cut off by a low wail coming from the alleyway behind the Quik Pick. “What the hell was that?”
I hope you enjoyed the teaser!! Be sure to go download your copy now and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!!
November is all about giving thanks. And this week, I am thankful for all my amazing fans and the people who have allowed me to live my dream of being an author. To say thanks, I have put Inhale Exhale is ON SALE all this week at Amazon and Barnes & Noble! So if you haven’t had a chance to scoop up this best-selling New Adult Contemporary Romance, now is the time! It won’t be on sale again this year!!
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inhale-exhale-sarah-m-ross/1115247360?ean=2940016757216
But that’s not all! You can also win a $25 Gift Card just by telling your friends about this sale!