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Love by the Books: Compilation Edition Available Now!

It’s finished!!  I am so excited to be releasing my first collection of short stories.

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I had a wonderful chat with my adorable publishers (love them SO much) last night and then I got the final copy versions to release today!!

This is a compilation of my first four short stories: Smoothie Operator, The Sort of First Date, The First Date, and One Last Chance.

How many bad dates would you have to go on before giving up on the woman of your dreams?

Abby Jennings feels a little out of her element going back to school to become a librarian:  she’s older than her fellow classmates and the world seems to move a heck of a lot faster than it used to.  But between classes, the busy college café offers an unexpected haven in the form of delicious smoothies…and smiles from the woman behind the smoothie counter.

But whenever Abby and the incredibly attractive Jane try to get together for a date, disaster seems to strike.  Are Abby and Jane meant to be, or will too many bad dates in a row break up the couple before they even start?

Love by the Books is a sweet, funny story about the adventures of two women falling in love.  This is the complete collection of the four Love by the Books short stories:  “Smoothie Operator,” “The Sort-of First Date,” “The First Date” and “One Last Chance.”   It is approximately 20,000 words long (several hours of enjoyable reading or so).

It’s available right now on Smashwords, and then later today it will be on Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

Coming soon: Mountain Chicken Roundup and The Secret Admirer!

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It’s complete!

The last story is finally published!  Love by the Books is done!

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How many bad dates would you have to go on before giving up on the woman of your dreams?

Abby Jennings has been having a run of bad luck.  She found herself falling for an absolutely gorgeous woman—who, for once in her life, appeared to be interested in Abby!  But whenever Abby and the incredibly attractive Jane try to get together for a date, disaster seems to strike.  And when their first official date crashes and burns when Jane’s terrible ex-girlfriend appears, it seems as if Abby and Jane aren’t really meant to be after all.

But Abby wants to give it one last chance…

“One Last Chance” is a sweet, funny short story, the fourth and last in the “Love by the Books” series, about the adventures of two women falling in love.  It is approximately 5,500 words long (about an hour of reading or so).

It’s available right now on Smashwords.  And by tomorrow it’s going to be on BN and Amazon too.

And I am SO.  Excited!

There’s going to be a compilation edition soon as well 🙂

Love by the Books: Finished! Available Soon!

I just penned the ending line of my Love by the Books Series!! It goes to edits now. Part III is with my lovely wonderful editors now and I’ll be putting it out soon. I hope you’ll like it! I really enjoyed writing it.

I’ve sort of started working on two new stories, I’m hoping for these to be novellas instead of short stories. One of them is an adorable office romance and the other one is sort of set in a manor house. It’s still contemporary, but it’s got this grand setting. I’m have a delightful time trying to think of a name for the manor. Willow Lake Estates or maybe just the Willows.

It was really foggy as I headed to the day job this morning, gave everything a kind of English countryside type feel to it and made me REALLY crave tea. I imagined myself sitting beside a window with a typewriter tapping out stories onto stacks of white paper. Quelle romantique thought. Now I just need to find myself a window looking out over fields full of sheep. The window of the Starbucks looking out towards the drug store just isn’t quite the same. *laughs*

We make do. Much love to all of you!

Nearly There!

I’m nearly finished with the Love by the Books series, and Jane surprised me in this last story by revealing something about herself that I never knew! It’s a wonderful little wrinkle in the story and I’m loving it. It’s exciting when characters teach you things about themselves when you’re writing their stories.

I am beyond excited that people are reading my stories, I hope you’re all enjoying them! I’d be delighted to hear from you if you like the stories.

It’s been a long week here at the Day Job, but it’s finally Friday and although it’s going to be a long day today, I’m looking forward to taking my sweetie out to dinner tonight and then heading home for some writing time!

I hope your weekends are as lovely as I hope mine to be.

The Sort of First Date is Live Now!

I’m beyond excited!! My second story, “The Sort of First Date” is up on Smashwords!! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364481

This is the second story in the Love by the Books series, so if you’re looking for more Abby and Jane here you are! I’d love to hear what you think of the story and I hope that you enjoy it.

Part III goes into edits this afternoon!

It’ll be up soon on Amazon and Barnes and Noble too! [ Edit – It’s live on Amazon right now!  – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FNP1WWW ]  You can get the first inside look on smashwords right now!

Smoothie Operator

Smoothie Operator

Would you have the courage to ask a woman out, even if you weren’t sure she was gay?

Abby Jennings feels a little out of her element going back to school to become a librarian:  she’s older than her fellow classmates and the world seems to move a heck of a lot faster than it used to.  But between classes, the busy college café offers an unexpected haven in the form of delicious smoothies…and smiles from the woman behind the smoothie counter.

Jane is absolutely gorgeous, and is always incredibly nice to Abby, but she’s supposed to be nice, isn’t she?  That’s her job.  But when Jane starts to give Abby free smoothies, Abby wonders if she’s interpreting the signals correctly:  does Jane actually like her? 

“Smoothie Operator” is a sweet, funny short story, the first in the “Love by the Books” series, about the adventures of two women falling in love.  It is approximately 5,000 words long (about an hour of reading or so).

You can buy this book now:

Buy on Smashwords  | Buy on Amazon (Kindle) |  Buy on Barnes and Noble (Nook)