Monday, February 17, 2014

News on Stolen

I have some not-so-great news...

I've been struggling with this for the past couple of days, but I've come to a hard decision regarding Stolen, the prequel to His Dark Lessons. I'm shelving the book until further notice.

I'd like to give you some background. When I first had the idea of Chance and Cass' story, I was writing from a place of experience. No, I haven't had any affairs with my sexy professors, but once upon a time, I was cheated on. Now that I think back, maybe that's why Before You Go was such an exhilarating book to write, and the His Dark Lessons series as well. The stories were about learning from mistakes, forgiveness, and keeping a hopeful eye to the future.

Writing Stolen has been a very emotional experience, and not in a good way. It's about the time leading up to Cass and Chances breakup, when she walks in on him with someone else. As I've gone through the book myself and with my editor, it is unfortunately just not up to par. Something is missing. I don't know if it's because I'm in such a good place emotionally or because I just finished a story in the His Submissive world and Jacob and Cade make me feel all kinds of awesome, but Stolen just is missing something. I can't put my finger on it, and it has been driving me crazy because the book is due out--and you guys deserve nothing but the best.

That being said, I've decided to put Stolen back on the shelf until further notice. I apologize to those that were looking forward to more time with Chance and Cass, but I can't give them to you right now. :(

If you have any questions or concerns, please comment below or feel free to email me at avaclairewrites[at]gmail[dot]com.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day--and a Cover Reveal!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I plan on stuffing my face with chocolate and binge watching House of Cards with my hubby. What are you doing to celebrate V-day?


I usually wait to share my covers closer to the release date, but I am so in love with the cover Sarah from Okay Creations did that I can't wait any longer!

Here's the cover for Mia Kent's story, Whisper!

Mia Kent lives a charmed, tortured life. 

Fresh off the success of her teen drama TV series Carolina, California, movie executives want her to headline their blockbusters, and record executives are vying for the chance to release her first solo studio album.

When Mia turns eighteen, she spreads her wings--and makes more mistakes than she can count. What the world doesn't know is that her mother is much worse than any drug she could shoot into her veins, and despite her best efforts, Mia can't quiet the screech of her past nor the cacophony of fame.

Until she meets him.

Liam Walker knows all too well what it's like to fall from grace. A soulful rocker with a one-hit wonder under his belt, he believes in love--and he believes in Mia. He doesn't know how to save what's left of his career, but he knows that they belong together. He breathes for her.

If only she would let him in...

Whisper will be released March 28!

Add it to your Goodreads shelf here.


Other Announcements:

  • Stolen's release is right around the corner...I'll have an excerpt coming your way next week!
  • The sequel to the His Submissive Series is happening! It will be a 3-4 part serial novel from both Jacob and Leila's point of view. :) More info on that to come.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Before You Go is now available! (and giveaway info!)

Action movie star Cade Wallace knows better than anyone that being a public figure means that all eyes are on you, magnifying every success--and every failure. 
After a string of box office duds, he signs on as a client to Whitmore and Creighton, a PR firm, determined to make a comeback. He can't get the feisty redhead that he met at a premiere out of his head. Their chemistry is electric, but it will take more than money and fame to win her heart. He'll have to face his demons, and a past he's trying hard to forget... 

Megan Scott can't seem to avoid douchebags. As a teacher in an underfunded inner city school, she deals with coworkers that make no secret of the fact they're only there for a paycheck. In her love life, she keeps picking men intent on finding new ways to break her heart. 
When she meets Cade Wallace, she knows he'd be more of the same. Devastatingly handsome? Check. An inflated ego? Double check. But their attraction is undeniable. Can she trust him with her heart, or will he be another mistake? 

Available at Amazon
Available at Barnes and Noble
Available at Kobo
Available at Smashwords

Check out the blogs below for your chance to win one of the following:

  • 1 $50 Amazon Gift Card and an eBook copy of Before You Go
  • 5 $20 Amazon Gift Cards
  • 5 eBook copies of Before You Go 

Thank you to Tasty Book Tours for organizing my book blast and thanks to all of the bloggers that signed up to participate! <3

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2 more days until Before You Go...and Giveaway Details!

We're down to two more days until the release of Megan and Cade's story, Before You Go!!! *squeals excitedly*

If you're not my friend on Facebook/follow me on Twitter, you missed two of my favorite quotes from Before You Go. I'm all kinds of in love with my cover, so I've been a promo image fiend lately lol. :)

Because I can't have a release without a soundtrack, here's today's promo image, along with the Youtube videos. These are songs that I heard while I was writing that captured the mood and feel of Megan and Cade's story perfectly!

"Any Other Name" by Thomas Newman

"Talk Show Host" by Radiohead

"Heartbeats" by The Knife

"Moonsea" by Phildel

"Stubborn Love" by The Lumineers

"Moan" by Trentemøller

"The Story" by Brandi Carlile


And now on to the blitz! On Friday, Tasty Book Tours is hosting a blitz for Before You Go. See this blog post for a list of participating blogs, so you can participate in the Rafflecopter giveaway.

Here are the prizes:

  • 1 $50 Amazon Gift Card and an e-book copy of Before You Go
  • 5 $20 Amazon Gift Cards
  • 5 e-book copies of Before You Go

I'll repost the participating blogs on Friday so you can enter to win!

Friday can't come soon on Before You Go has been overwhelmingly positive and I can't wait to share Megan and Cade's story with the world! <3