Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sneak Peek: Tame My Heart by Sophie Jacobs

Tame My Heart is set to release on February 27. Would you like to read a sneak peek? You would? Awesome. Here you go!

Tame My Heart
Harbor Falls Romance: Sweet Hart Inn, Book 6 

What’s a small town cop to do when the love of his life runs away when he pops the question? 

Katie Long is not about to be saddled with commitment. She has dreams, plans, and she’s working hard to fulfill them. Her relationship with local Harbor Falls police officer Chris Marks is fine just the way it is. Why does he think they need to change it up?

She knows why. She just doesn’t want to deal with reality.

But when Chris pops the question, reality hits her square in the face and she panics. After Chris exhausts all hope of reasoning with Katie, he hires Suzie Hart to set him up with a romantic dinner for two, hoping she will work some of her matchmaking magic. Suzie does all she can to set the mood but Katie isn’t about to be wooed. Then Suzie learns something about Katie and supplies Chris with a couple of items that might tame her wild heart, after all.

Chapter One

Katie Long’s fingers trembled even though she had a death-grip on the steering wheel. White knuckles popped through the flush of her skin. Her heart was about to beat out of her chest and an icky, nauseous feeling was creeping into her stomach. Dammit. She felt flushed and clammy all at the same time, heat shooting from her cheeks all the way down to the tips of her fingers and toes. Cold chills simultaneously rippled across her back. She was madder than hell.
Get it under control, Katie!
Her sight blurred and she shook her head in an attempt to clear the glaze from her eyes. Not happening. With a quick gasp, she gunned the engine of her Mustang GT and whipped to a pull-off on the side of the road, gravel arcing behind her as she narrowly avoided a culvert.
“Damn backcountry mountain road,” she sputtered.
She pressed the brake—much too hard, her body jolted forward with the rapid stopping of the vehicle—simultaneously avoiding bumping into the rock wall of the overlook. Letting out a ragged sob, she whacked her forehead on the steering wheel. She was tempted to bang her stupid brain against it.
Repeatedly.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Release! Match My Heart - Special Price #harborfalls

MATCH MY HEART
A Harbor Falls Romance, Book 5: Sweet Hart Inn 

Suzie Hart Matthews is hard at work on her new cookbook, Perfectly Matched, when she asks the local wallflower, Mary Lou Picketts, to help her with a project.

Mary Lou dreams of falling in love with country music star, Nash Rhodes, but she is ready to settle for Barry Phillips down the street if she has to. After all, Barry has actually popped the question, and the likelihood that Nash Rhodes ever will, is slim-to-none. Nash Rhodes is nothing more than a celebrity crush waiting to never happen.

But when Nash comes to Harbor Falls for a music benefit organized by Suzie's husband, Brad--who puts him up for a few days at the Old Falls Lodge--Suzie wonders how she can perfectly match this miss-matched couple. After all, she managed to hook her little sister, Shelley, back up with her old boyfriend, Matt, didn't she? Can she do it again?

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Monday, January 01, 2018

What is Your Write Path?


So here you are, thinking about writing. (after all, it is New Year's day) Maybe you’ve done more than think about it. Maybe you’ve already drafted a novel. Published a few articles. Written a letter to Dear Abby. Drafted a note to your kid’s teacher.

Or maybe not.

Maybe you’re not so certain you can do it. Perhaps you’ve been told it’s a silly idea. Nothing to come of it. Nice hobby, perhaps, but let’s get real, you can’t make a decent living writing. Can you?

CAN YOU?

The thing is, maybe that doesn’t matter.

Maybe you just want to write. You don’t care about a career. You just like to string words together into pretty sentences. Perhaps a writing career would get in the way of the rest of your life.

Or the rest of your life might get in the way of your writing career.

Been there. Done that. On both counts.

And then again, maybe you DO want a writing career. Maybe your goal is to support yourself with your writing. It can happen. Right?

Sure it can. There are ways.

But the thing is this—whatever Your Write Path, remember it’s yours alone. Yours. You can write only for yourself, or you can write to make money. You can write for your great Aunt Sally, and that’s cool too. And as long as you are happy, and you do what you want to do, then life is good.

Truly, it is.

Remember:

Don’t compete with others. Compete only with yourself.

Know what you want. Educate yourself about how to get it. Plan and act. Work hard and persevere. Give it time and whatever Your Write Path turns out to be, you’ll find it.

Or it will find you.


Right now—today—what do you see on the horizon for Your Write Path? I'd love to read your comments below.

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Excerpt from the upcoming release, Discover Your Write Path to Publishing Success, by Maddie James and Sophie Jacobs. Watch for more excerpts and articles posted to this blog ahead of the release.