Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A small addition to Heading East...


*Spoiler Alert! Do not proceed if you have not read Heading East.*

I've seen a few reviews mentioning that the Sabrina issue was left unresolved. Honestly, this came as a bit of a surprise to me because I thought that Sabrina was not that important. She was the embodiment of Kat's insecurity with West, and so when Kat finally found her confidence at her fashion show, Sabrina and all the drama she brought with her faded away. To confront her was to give her more power over Kat's emotions, and I really wanted Kat to progress past that jealous, insecure person she used to be.
However, I failed in making that clear enough. That was my bad. So I added a little more to her conversation with West after her fashion show to clarify the point. I hope the few extra sentences help explain why Sabrina was not heard from again, why Kat never even gave her another thought.
Here's the scene in question:

I fell into him easily, pressing my face into his chest and breathing him in. I wrapped my arms around him and felt the strong thud of his heart against my cheek.
“I missed you,” he said, sliding his hand up my neck and bringing our lips together for a kiss that was hot and needy. “God, I missed you.”
 “Me too.” I looked up at him to let him see the effects of last night on my face.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t know how soon I could get back,” he said, running his thumb along the hollows under my eyes.
“So you went to Alaska and brought my dad here?” I asked, glancing back towards the screen that separated us from the audience.
“I had to make sure he was here for this day.” He bent down and took my lower lip between his own, sucking it into his mouth gently.
I pulled away. “When you didn’t come home last night, I thought you…”
He cradled my face in his hands and pressed his forehead to mine. “I thought you said you trusted me?”
“I do. At least, I tried.”
“About Sabrina—”
I shook my head. “You know what? It doesn’t matter.”
“I dropped my phone during sound check and she found it. She didn’t give it back until later—”
I raised a finger up to his lips. “I don’t care about Sabrina.” So she’d tried to play on my insecurities to ruin what I had with West but in the end she was the one who lost.
“You mean you’re not going to confront her and kick her ass?” he asked with a raised eyebrow.
 I let out a laugh. “The old me would have relished punching her in the throat. But something happened between last night and today. I realized she didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things,” I said. “I wasted so much energy worrying about her, worrying if she’d seduce you, when I should have been concentrating on us.”
“You’re not even the least bit—”
I grabbed the back of his head and rose to my toes, kissing the words right out of his mouth. He slowed and I felt his lips form a smile against mine. “Did you just shut me up with a kiss?”
I laughed. “Maybe,” I said and kissed him again before he could form a reply. 
 
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What do you think?
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Heading East is live!



Heading East, the sequel to Finding West is now available!

Amazon  |  BN  | Kobo



Also, Finding West is 99¢ for a short time only.

Amazon  |  BN  |  Kobo

Friday, March 28, 2014

We have a release date!

Heading East is going to be available for the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo readers. 

 

Thank you so much for your patience! I've spent the past few months writing SURRENDER, the third in the DISARM trilogy. It has been a long, emotional road writing Julie's story and now that it's done, I feel like I'm surfacing from the depths of the ocean.

Now that the manuscript has been handed in to the editor, I can now concentrate on writing books to self-publish, starting first with Heading East. After that, a standalone story about Sheriff Drew, though I'm not sure how long that story will turn out to be.

Also in the works is a 4-part series of novellas about four people living together, each story focusing on a roommate. This series is not going to be as emotional as my previous works, but it will be fun and—hopefully—entertaining!

So stay tuned!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

A DISARM Giveaway!

To celebrate the upcoming release of DISARM in paperback, I am giving away TEN (count 'em ten) signed paperbacks with a set of Henry Logan's dog tags.



In case you can't read it, one tag is embossed with Henry's details and the other tag says, "Disarm by June Gray."

I will choose the winners on the release day, February 4, so get your entries in!

Note: Giveaway is limited to US residents only. 


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The One with the Bad News...

Hey all, I have some bad news that I've put off telling you for the longest time: I won't be able to get Heading East done before Christmas. I thought I'd be able to get the bulk of it done in November, but with Thanksgiving, family visiting, and my daughter's birthday all in the same month, I wasn't able to hit my goal. I'm still working on it, but it looks like it won't be out until January. I'M SORRY!!! Trust me, nobody feels worse about delaying the release than me!

But look, here's the cover for ARREST! Ooh, shiny! 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Finding West cover

Hi all! Sorry I've been AWOL! October and November are busy, busy months! My aim is to have Heading East (the sequel to Finding West) at the end of November. If I can't make that deadline, I'll be sure to let you know asap.

In the mean time, I've redesigned the cover for Finding West to avoid the whole Amazon/BN/Kobo debacle as I've heard they've targeted books with nude bodies on the cover. 


Anyway, I hope you like the new covers!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Is a sequel really necessary?

I wanted to address the question: why have a sequel?

If you've read Finding West, you'll know that the story isn't complete at the end of the novel. I originally intended on writing one stand-alone novel but my publishing contract for another book restricts me from self-publishing anything over 70,000 words. Finding West clocks in at nearly 60,000 words. I couldn't finish telling the story in 10K words. Just not possible.

I hope this clears up any confusion. I'll be working on the sequel, Heading East, in September and will hopefully have it out by November *crossing fingers*.