One lost love.
One lost best friend.
One hot soul reaper.
Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.
The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.
Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.
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So today was my day off from my day-job.
It’s one of the days I decide, I am going to write a shit-ton and just get this much farther into my book.
Unfortunately last night I had a craving so bad to read a book series that I fell in love with when I first was review-blogging.
I recommended it to my PA and a few weeks ago I was just thinking about it, constantly. Like a random weird
book hang-over from almost over two years ago.
It demanded to be remembered.
I have a point I swear!
Last night I was far too tired to write so I was like well I will open up this book and read it for a bit.
Then I will sleep, wake up early, and start to write. For all day. And get so much done.
Hahaha about that….
I stayed up super late reading the book instead. Woke up stupid early just to finish it.
*yes i book I already read, that I knew how it ended*
So as I finished up the craving to read the rest of the series again hit me like a ton of bricks.
And while flipping between the wonderful world of the facebook and reading, and keeping my netflix going in the background I was talking with some friends
I kid you not when asked what I was up to
my response was this: being a bad author
I felt terribly gulity because I didn’t have a finish project under my belt *meaning a current wip* and yet here I was thinking that I didn’t have the right to just relax and veg out and read for a day
I know right? I know what you are all thinking, how dare I think that I not want to write, or even try to write on my day off. What is wrong with me?
Or maybe you are thinking, nah girl you deserve a day
Well here is a little tibit about me: I sadly feel completely and utterly behind right now. I wanted to have three books out this year, HH was supposed to be done in like April? Date changed so many times even I forgot. Anyhoops the point of this rant is that I feel incredibly behind, and letting each one of my readers down. by not trying to get words down every day and finishing this books up
Well after my messaging my friend and trust me they tell me this all the time is that i can take breaks that, i am allowed that
Today was sort of my eye-opening like…oh holy fuck I can.
I work full time as it is, at a very demanding job, im staring at computer for most of the day, dealing with customers, my co-workers and overall its exhausting.
I love writing, I do. but its also a lot of work and right now im trying to push out Burned because that is what i want to release next, I really, really do. But when your muse, little voices, or characters whatever you want to call it, are pulling you in a different direction sometimes all you can do is go along. That is for a different post though
okay so what I decided.
It’s okay to take a break.
My author friends, my blogger friends, my reader friends, my other industry friends
My huge revelation that will change no one’s lives is this:
ITS OKAY TO TAKE A BREAK
You need a break.
Just like the snickers commercials says you need to eat.
I am telling you, you need to take a break sometimes and even if you are feeling behind
Even if you are feeling behind and you know that you need to get work done. Take a break.
So now that my great revelation that everyone already knew about has been revealed
That is what I did with my day. I vegged. I read.
it was fucking amazing
not even going to lie.
Read on my loves
and if you are interested in knowing the titles of the Books that were consuming my mind these are it:
by Janelle Stalder
These last couple of months, well really now that I look at it, this first half of this year
Here is another semi-in-depth look into what happened.
I……posted-phoned Hexed Hearts on my own schedule because after much decision with a very good friend of mine, she and I decided I was falling back on a lot of my “bad habits”, and pretty much escape-goats. Making this decision, I pushed back the book by almost three months because my first choice editor at the time was booked for the next couple months.
During that time I was working on the first well quarter of Burned, I was supposed to be working on Tamed, then I ran into a huge plot hole problem, it was messy. So anyways I was working on it and then I was getting antsy about HH, to say i was distracted was an understatement
Jump forward to March, editing time *got my determined face on*
I am not going into specifics here…I was getting nervous and ready for UtopYA (three months left i needed to order swag, books, overall freakout) and things with HH weren’t going great
Jump forward to April and HH is pushed back again me and new editor and I are working our bumbums off on this. Not only that but I am making huge decisions in my “non-writing” life. I had been working two jobs and I decided that in the end it would be best for me to go full time at one and drop the other. I didn’t want to leave my first job but I was under way amount of stress so downgrading seemed like the best plan for me. It was, but it was also a bit of a transition.
So Rush through April, and now its May and Hexed Hearts is still being edited, all my time is dedicated to that, and to my new full time position where we had 2 employees leave, and still getting ready for UtopYA
The beginning of June felt like a blur to me. It was a count down to the long awaited UtopYA, it was the release of Hexed Hearts, it was insanity.
It was really amazing this year 🙂
I was so excited to have been able to go and have a half a table all on my own, and try to be a big girl. I clung though. teeheee. I had the best across the table mates, and table mates. I was excited to have gone again this year and I can’t wait for next year. I was so excited to hang with all these people I have been talking to online for months, almost a whole year.
Anyways This was my couple weeks ago and I miss it dearly. This, books, authors, readers, human beings who understand my love for writing and reading, that is my world. I hate to say good bye to it, and have to wait almost another year to go back.
Now June is almost done.
Can you believe that? An entire half a year passed already!
People warned me that time goes by faster the older you get, I totally understand that now.
So here is where I am at:
Hunter’s Heart is the companion piece of Hexed Hearts. This is Hexed Hearts in Hunter’s POV, no I don’t have a synponsis ready but I will make one up on the fly for you in a bit. But here is the thing, back in the day before I wrote for publishing purposes, I usually wrote my books in one person’s point of view, *much like Hexed Hearts is written* Here is a fun little tidbit for you, Damaged was the first book I ever attempted to write the Male’s POV much less dual points of view. I found out that I sort of loved it. And I had planned on doing that with HH but Hunter was QUIET, silent, even.
So I pushed on with only Colette’s POV and she was such an amazing character for me that I didn’t really need to do both. BUT then he started to talk a little more than half way through he wanted his story heard.
Alrightie moving on to my on the fly, going to totally change synopsis for my boy Hunter
The steady rhythm of my feet and my heart.
I had been raised a lone wolf. I had a curse placed on me when I was young, making my wolf more powerful than the man.
Hunter had given up hope of a mate long before he knew what it meant. He had been set on a lone life, as an enforcer, doing what was best for his wolf. He lived by his wolf’s needs.
When a scent his wolf would never forget takes over him he will do anything to find her.
What Hunter wasn’t expecting was Colette. A girl with a mysterious past, and an even more dangerous future.
Terrible? Yeah 😉 it needs more work
Anyways I am maybe 1/4 of the way through that. I have been trying to write after I get out of work, before I go into work, on the weekends. I haven’t made a whole lot of progress because I am still recovering 😉
I had to change the order of the Rebirth Series … again
This time Burned was moved forward and Tamed was moved back
So where I am I at with my Rebirth Series?
Currently I am a little more than 1/4 of the way through Burned as well * i am farther word wise in this then Hunter’s Heart* But I am going to tell you all a bit of a secret. I totally considered cutting everything I wrote and starting over. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the beginning. I am still not 100% but I am going to try to move forward in it.
I’ve mentioned before that I HATE writing two things at once because I don’t feel like I am getting anywhere. At the beginning of the year, before everything happened. I was hoping to have Hexed Hearts out two months ago, and Burned into edits by now if not further than that.
I hate to disappoint you all, and you all know that. I just want you all to know that I am working, I am writing and right now I need to write what comes to me. I have been stuck on a spot in Burned for a couple months, granted i haven’t really put much thought into it but since I am off for a couple months from preparing for Conferences or etc. I am working my ass off to move forward in both projects
Please if you want to keep up with me and be updated, I will do my best on the facebook, but I am going to try to do better at turning it off and writing. I feel behind 😦
So I candied up, and turned the facebook off every now and then and have been working
I hope this update helped you all understand where abouts I am and what I am up to
Have I mentioned I am terrible at keeping up with blogs? Usually I am much better with facebook but if you follow me there you know I have been sort of silent on there as well. Well what gives?
Last time I popped on here it was to give you all some sort of sad news, the release for Hexed Hearts was being pushed back
I know, I know i felt the same way. After struggling with Damaged, and then Damaged again, and then Damaged one more time along with Healed that time around, and Stolen. I thought I had it down this time. I thought i got all my little duckies in a row
Well I thought I did. O.o Crazy duckies
And now Hexed Hearts will FINALLY be releasing on June 8th *yeah two days away less than that really* And I think that most people know the story behind all my um…*problems* but each release should get easier right? It should be clock-work by now because i am releasing – can you believe this because i can’t my FOURTH book
No not that four but that would be nice *.*
I should right? It should be easy as pie?
I’ve actually found for me its getting harder each release. Each release I am trying to find ways to make a bigger splash to, have people see it and notice it. Is that selfish? Probably. But as I am going to begin to jump through hoops to keep my full time job, I realize that yeah i need to do everything i can do to succeed here. Indies say they write because they love it, and its true. But I want this to be what i get to do every day. I don’t want to have to sneak in time here and there and over there. But that means each book has to be better than the next
And that means I have to be better. And that means I have to work a lot fucking harder
But I am finding that sometimes I keep running into the same problem
Over and over and over again.
I am not even going to lie there as been multiple times I have thought about stopping. Like legit sending out the last book into the cyber world then closing up shop. It would be a lot easier. I wouldn’t have so much stress and I would sure as hell have a lot more money. *yeah you read that right* This is not a get rich scheme. Hell I just want enough that i could live off of while still being able to cut back part time or *gasp* quit my day job
Anyways I will get off my high horse
The point of this post is to say this: I have run into many problems, even with this book right now, with my new kickass editor. And I still keep trying. I am running myself through the wringer, because at the end of the day, yeah if I reach one reader to messages me and tells me that my first book – my hidden shame *yes i call it that, yes we all have that one book we look at and think, I wish i could have done it differently* made them fall in love with reading again.
It’s worth it.
So this is my long-winded way of saying come Monday June 8th when my fourth book is release I will be proud of what I have done. I worked my ass off, and a – well practically a village worked their asses off for me as well – For that I am proud.
I am in the cone of shame
For why you ask?
Because yet again I set up a release day and I am blowing right through it
Well the hope is that one day I will get this right 😉
So let me explain what happened. First off, no I am not going to say names, and please don’t ask because I am not here to attack just to explain the situation.
So the beginning of January Hexed Hearts was through betas, and all done being written and was supposed to go off to the editor. I <– me — after having a discussion with who I consider my mentor, friend, and all around amazing person, decided it would be best if I went through it one more time, Really go in there and flesh it out, try to pick apart my bad-habits.
I agreed, only to find out my editor was booked up until March. Well because of *obvious* issues I had, had in the past I agreed to just wait, push back my original *in mind date* All the while this was happening, in real life I was getting use to working two jobs, paying bills, and just trying to get other writing in but I was honestly having writers block. I felt a lot stuck too because HH was on the back-burner when I knew that it was ready for an editor.
All the while *this does have something to do with the overall story i promise* I found out that a friend of mine from way back when actually started his own editing service. I was super excited to hear about it and told him I would keep him in mind for later works but I already had set something up with a different editor for HH
so that is what I was going to do.
I made it through a freezing February
And March was here! I was ecstatic! Editor had HH and I was going to write, and wait patiently for editor to finish. I am not here to place blame, and I am not here to dirty anyone’s name, hence why I am NOT going to say the name but you deserve to hear what happened and why I am behind.
Our three weeks were up and I didn’t have anything from editor. We talked and in the end we had to go our separate ways.
So what did this mean for me? I had a partially edited book, and a creeping deadline.
So yeah I was so not freaking out or anything. All the while I had been working on my secret project with a bunch of other amazing authors which by the way is coming VERY VERY SOON
I had been working with that friend from way back when on these edits to see how we worked together. Well it turns out, he is really good for me. He pushes me, and makes me do better. Well I begged and pleaded *pretty much just asked* if he could help me out with Hexed Hearts. He went looked through the partially edited copy I had and decided it would probably be best we just start over. Each editor, edits different ways, and I agreed to do that.
So where does this put us? This was happening in the last week of march/ first week of April. so new editor and I began work on HH, but have I mentioned that this book is big? Like a lot bigger than any other of my books (aka 122000 words to give you a reference 389 pages in word (double spaced)
I KNOW! Crazy!
Here is the thing, I wanted this release to go so, so right and so amazing because I am beyond proud of the book I had produced. So i signed up with Xpresso Tours for a book blitz/release blitz thing which was supposed to be happening in four days (that was the deadline for us)
I made the very tough decision to cancel the book blitz for now, I am rescheduling that, but the reason I canceled is because I honestly don’t think we will finish HH and do the job that it deserves if we try to squish it into four days being we are on chapt 12-14 out of 32
I am not trying to place blame on editor 1, I am not. Because I was the one who pushed off in the beginning of the year, and shit happens. I get that.
I wish i could say that I could pull a miracle out of my ass but here is the thing, I told you all that editor 2 really pushes me. And he does. I am even more proud of HH and all the work we have done on it so far that I hope you all understand that as much as I want to give this you like three days ago, I am thinking it might be a little longer
Trust me when I say this sucks. It really does. I was expecting at this time of the year to be finishing up the last bits of Burned and getting it prepared for betas and editor.
Like I said though life happens, shit happens.
Both editor and I have other jobs, and other things going on in our lives that as much as i wish i could say we could spend every waking moment on this, we can’t. I wouldn’t ever ask him of that either.
I can’t promise a date yet.
I am so sorry. I can’t even explain how sorry I am.
So in other news! (happier news)
I have just ordered a whole slew of swag that i am very excited about
And i got a banner! I am going to wait to reveal that until I get the physical one here!
But i got a new fancy logo that I am head over heels with!
It’s it amazing?!?!?!?!
I love it!
Anyhoops I am still working two jobs but that might be changing soon and i might be downgrading to one but upgrading to full time. It sucks but it would guarantee me two days off which means two full days of just writing stuff! EEEE!!
I have been working on a very special treat for UtopYA that I am hoping I will be able to do at other cons!
pssst its a Rebirth Paranormal Personality Quiz 😉
And I have that short coming out very soon!! I can’t wait for you all to meet Dom and see my more saucy side 😉
Colette had known all her life that she was half human and half werewolf. She had no expectations of a life filled with love and adventure.
Everything changed on her 21st birthday. A curse casted by witches centuries ago set things in motion, things she could have never imagined. A past that Colette has no clue about has come back to steal her away.
When Hunter, her destined but very unexpected mate, arrives, she is at a complete loss. She must learn to forget an old love and how to make room for a new love.
The curse is being recast and Colette must stop it in order to save the wolves, all the while finding who she really is.
This is a New Adult, there is some subject matter not suitable for those under the age of 18
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23863515-hexed-hearts
I took in a huge breath and stuck out my hand.
“Colette Doe, and you are?” I waited. Yellow eyes didn’t move his arms from their resting place in front of his chest.
Well this was going to be more fun than I thought.
“I am trying here. Can you please?” I asked. I jutted my arm out again as if emphasizing the fact that I was standing there like an idiot.
“Hunter Felan,” he said. Hunter took a step closer finally letting his arms drop but he didn’t take my hand in his.
“Awesome, you have a name yellow eyes.” I said with a smile.
Hunter narrowed his eyes.
“Don’t call me that,” he said. He moved a little closer.
“What? Don’t like that pet name? How about growly voice? It is the only name I had for you since I met you.”
At that remark he snarled and moved into my space.
“You would have known my name before if you had asked.” He said through clenched teeth. His eyes flashed.
“I was partially unconscious since I’ve known you, thanks to you.” I said. My eye twitched, my body started to hum with anger.
“How the fuck was I supposed to know you pack-bonded with another wolf?”
I narrowed my eyes this time. A comeback was coming I could feel it. He waited, he looked like he was ready to let his firm line of a mouth relax, and a triumphant look in his eyes started to shine. When it hit me and I leaned back on my heels a satisfied smile spread across my lips.
“When I started to scream in pain because I was being ripped away from him. Unless you think so lowly of yourself, that I would cry just being pulled to you.” As satisfied as I was that I thought I won this, he looked more pleased by the second.
“So indirectly you just told me you find me attractive.” His mouth was now in a relaxed smile.
“I didn’t imply that, at all.” I sputtered.
“You did.” He was moving closer and closer.
Somehow my back found the wall, and my chest was about to be pressed against his. I looked up from the middle of his chest to his eyes. I swallowed hard. My heart took on a new beat, and butterflies flocked my stomach. My eyes collided with his and my wolf came to the surface. I had never felt her so strongly before. It was like she was looking out of my eyes for me, and seeing his wolf who also seemed to be right on the edge of his skin.
“She finds me attractive.” He whispered brushing his knuckles against my cheek.
Where his knuckles touched, I felt a trail of heat following. My knees never felt so weak. My eyelids had a mind of their own and started to shut from his delicate touches. My body seemed to bow at its own will. My lips suddenly felt too dry. I thought about licking them but I quickly stopped that thought from forming.
About the Author:
Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the two books in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the third at the end of the year.
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