Hello, everyone. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know what's going on with me and my next project.
First of all, thank you for making Beauty from Pain such a successful. I made USA Today's Best Seller list. I'm super excited about that. The demand for the sequel, Beauty from Surrender, has been a little overwhelming but I'm up for the job. I've started it and I've gotten a nice little chunk knocked out. It's scheduled with my editor for early May. I hope this will allow me to release it before May 30th. That would be super!!! And I know a few readers who would be very happy about that.
Because Beauty from Pain has been successful, it caught the attention of agents and publishers so I'm very pleased to announce that I am now represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management in New York, NY. This is a huge step for me. I never expected to take this path but I'm very excited about finding out where it leads.
This site will be getting a facelift soon – hopefully this weekend. Please bear with me while I make the much needed changes to make it more navigation-friendly with an updated appearance.
I'm getting questions about Blood Doll and when it will be available. Whew! I had hoped to have it in January. Well, that didn't happen. Beauty from Pain happened instead. And now Beauty from Surrender is happening. I will definitely finish the Agape series but I ask you to be patient with me. I have to write what's in demand first but I promise I won't leave Curry and Chansey hanging forever. I hope to jump back into their story this summer.
I've been asked for teasers from Beauty from Surrender. I'm no where near the place where I can release those. I write really weird. I don't start at the beginning and write a full story from start to finish. I write scenes as I see them happening in my head and as I feel inspired. I begin with a skeleton and go back to fill in the gaps. It's weird. I don't know– maybe other writers do similar things. I just know I have bits and pieces here and there until I mesh it together at the end.
That's the short version of what's happening with Georgia. I'll give you more updates as they come.
I want to celebrate the release of
Beauty From Pain
and I'm in the mood for a giveaway.
Help me spread the word and
you could be the lucky winner of
a 6 inch Kindle from Amazon
Best of Luck!
(Raffle will run February 2nd-9th.)
Beauty from Pain is up and running folks!
Here are my links and check out my little screen shot.
I have some updating to do on Beauty From Pain. I've posted some things on Facebook that haven't made it to my blog yet. This could be sensory overload for you. Just sayin'...
Beauty From Pain Excerpt
(Jack McLachlan's POV)
I sit in the dark corner of the club and scan the room like a starved predator searching for his next prey. I haven't chosen her yet, but the woman I will share my bed with for the next few months is in this room right now.
I watch a lovely blonde approach my table. “What can I bring you?” Hmm. A waitress-not at all my usual taste.
I have a type. Attractive. Mature. Refined. This barmaid meets the attractive requirement well enough, but she’s void of refinement or maturity as displayed by her choice of apparel-a white barely there tank top and frazzled cut-off denim shorts. She doesn’t do it for me. Plus, my last two companions were blonde. I want a different flavor this time, but no redheads. I want a brunette. A beautiful one.
You asked for it so here it is:
Beauty From Pain Teaser (UNEDITED and subject to change...)
This is from Laurelyn's POV: (Addison is her BF. Ben is Addison's brother.)
I walk into the kitchen and there's a floral arrangement on the counter next to a basket of breakfast pastries. Addison is holding a bottle of champagne in one hand and an orange juice in the other. “Mimosas for breakfast. Can you believe that? And this isn’t cheap champagne. It’s expensive. Very expensive.”
She takes the card from the blank envelope and her smile fades after she reads it. “Oh. This isn’t for me.”
I feel a surge of hope. Could this be for me? From him, the man with no name? “What does the card say?”
She holds it up. “You won’t regret saying yes. It’s signed from Lachlan.”
I smile, but bite my lip in a failed attempt to hide my pleasure. His name is Lachlan.
I’m confused by this unexpected confession. He said names weren't part of the game, so what has changed? Maybe he decided he is more interested in a normal relationship than the bizarre one he proposed last night.
I pluck the card from Addison's hand because I want to read it for myself. I rub my thumb over his written words. The penmanship is masculine so I’m sure he signed it personally.
I hear a ‘pop’ as Addison opens the champagne. “Laurie, this guy is jockeying hard for you, girl.”
Ben’s arms are crossed and he looks pissed. “Come on. You just met this guy. Doesn’t this seem like a little much?”
“I’d love it if someone did this for me.” Addison tops her champagne off with some orange juice. “This is a guaranteed panty-dropper in my book.”
Beauty From Pain
Coming January 31st
They agreed on three months...but their love knew no boundaries.
Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.
It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he's ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.
Beauty From Pain is an Adult Contemporary Novel and is not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content and adult language.
Hello, guys! Thank you for being so patient about this announcement. As you know, I have kept this little Beauty a secret for a while. BUT...today I get to scream it from the rooftops!!!!
BEAUTY FROM PAIN
will be released on January 31st!!!
Add it to your To Be Read List at goodreads
I'm revealing the cover, blurb and release date for
my latest novel,
BEAUTY FROM PAIN
on Saturday, December 29th.
New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author