Struck Out – Book 2 of the Benched Trilogy – Is Available for Preorder! Here’s a Sneak Peek to Celebrate!

I may have been quiet on the author front these days but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten that I’m an author! I’ve just been…well, a little quieter about lately, probably because life is so BUSY right now! I am excited to say that Struck Out, the sequel to Benched – my debut romance novel that came out this September – is now available for preorder on Amazon! Kindle only unfortunately but still – very exciting news!

If you haven’t had a chance to read Benched yet, it tells the story of a freshman in college named Evie, who has grown up in Santa Isabella, a coastal California town obsessed with baseball. Evie’s had her heart shattered by baseball and wants nothing to do with it. That is, until the new shortstop from Kentucky transfers to her school and makes her question her rule to avoid baseball players at all costs.

Benched is currently available wherever you purchase your paperbacks or ebooks, including your local indie bookstore. Just log onto their website, search for Benched and order through their webstore!

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It’s Benched Release Day!! {Special Excerpt and IG Live Event Info!}

It’s finally here! After a decade of writing, two years of querying and an intense five months of editing, promoting, and learning the ins and outs of self publishing, Benched is done and its here. It’s finally here and I don’t even know what to think!  I’m excited for it to be out in the world and I also feel that anxiety that no one will like it or it won’t do nearly as well as I hope it will. But I keep reminding myself that I have done everything I can at this point to make it the best book, inside and out, and I’ve done everything I can to promote it – and will continue to do those things – and I can only hope for the best!

I’m looking forward to jumping into book two (whose title will be announced later today) and getting some reading done – its been so long!

But first, let’s celebrate, with a reminder of what Benched is about, where you can get and how to celebrate with me during my IG Live event later!

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Read the Prologue and First Chapter of BENCHED!

I’m so excited that we are just about a month away from the Benched. I have some really fun things planned and I can’t wait to share them soon. In the meantime, I want to celebrate the fact that the book is done and ARCs are out in the world and to do so, I want to share the prologue and first chapter, to hopefully get you hyped for the release.

Don’t forget you can preorder your ebook copy of Benched at the following links:

Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple Books 

There is going to be some news soon about a special signed book BOX and maybe even some news about an audiobook? Stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy!

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Stuck in a Writing Cave…

Hello everyone! I’m popping in real quick to show that, yes, I am still alive. I’ve just been so BUSY. I’m still working full time, despite COVID concerns, because I work in healthcare and, well, healthcare doesn’t stop and doesn’t close for anything. It just keeps going. So I’m definitely busy there. I’m also busy WRITING and EDITING and PLOTTING and OUTLINING. 

After nearly four years of not being able to really write, I’m finally back on the grind and, frankly, it feels really nice. I haven’t been able to finish anything since I finished The Sanctuary in 2016 and its felt kind of awful. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve started novels. I started a science fiction that didn’t go anywhere. I got really far into a fantasy that I’m still hoping to go back to but with all these dragon novels coming out recently…I just lost my taste for it. I worked on a young adult contemporary for NaNoWriMo in 2019 but I got stuck on that too. I’ve just been struggling.

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Benched – A New Adult Sports Romance – ARC Sign Ups Are Happening Now! {And You Don’t Have to be a Pro to Get One…}

Now that the Awakened Duology is back in the world again, and available for paperback and various ebook retailers, I can stop and focus on the really important book, BENCHED.

Benched is my brand new, new adult romance coming this September 22nd. Its my new adult debut and it is the first time that I’m self publishing a brand new novel with…well, confidence and knowledge and know-how and all of that. I’m seriously excited to be bringing this book into the world. I’ve been working on some version of this story since I was in high school and I’m excited that its finally going to be shown to the world. My editor is working on the final edits right now and loving the book so I’m feeling SO great about it. I have great preorder campaign incentives coming and I’m just SOOO excited.

Now, though, its time for ARC sign ups!!! I will be giving out a limited amount of physical ARCs and a BUNCH of e-ARCs in the hopes of drumming up some interest and love for Benched before its released this fall.

This is important – Yes, I definitely want to hear from those who book blog or have a bookstagram account or a BookTube channel or post reviews religiously on GoodReads but if you don’t do any of the above – that’s okay! If you like to review books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc, I still need your help!

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