The Smexy Book

So you guys, I have a smexy book!

If you've noticed my upcoming releases tab at the top of the blog (which, for all intents and purposes, is pretty useless these days!), you might have noticed this project has been scheduled for a while. Actually, that was another project. This particular story came to me a few weeks ago, in the middle of the chaos of my son's eye issues, and it just wouldn't leave me alone.

I was working on edits for Trapped, but this new plot - well, really, these new characters - kept dominating my headspace, so I shuffled everything around and decided to ignore my schedule, for once. This is one of the hardest parts of being an ebook writer: trying to give people an idea of when your books will be out without having the benefit of a large team to help you meet a certain deadline.

I usually feel a lot of pressure to rush out the next release, so it's a big deal for me to deviate from my schedule. Even if I'm slow with a release (like with Trapped, because of those issues with my son), it's on my mind ALL TH E TIME and I'm putting a lot of effort into making it happen. Because my husband is my editor, books dominate almost every part of our lives. If he's working, I'm watching our son, and vice versa; our time is scheduled 'round the clock in a way that can get really exhausting, but we do it because we both love books. (I'll have you know, neither of us is allergic to money either.) ;)

So hubby stopped editing Trapped and put on his fulltime Daddy cap in order to give me the time to work on the new project. I finished the first draft in a record time, which reinforced our decision and let us know it was the right one. Since then, I've been going over everything again, and hubby has been editing. We're still dealing with my son's medical issues, which basically means working overtime to get both Trapped and smexy out.

The smexy book, Selling Scarlett, is a lot different than my other books. Scarlett is in her 20s, and Hunter is 30. I know, I know - new adult is about college-aged characters, but Hunter is 30, and that's just the way it is. Scarlett is in graduate school, so I'm not sure if this book is adult or new adult - but let me tell you, it's NOT young adult.

Just in case you can't tell from the cover, this book is moving at a different speed than Stained and Here. If you don't like adult romance and all that it entails, you probably won't like this. If you're my parent or grandparent, consider yourself warned.

So far I've been surprised by the response to Selling Scarlett. A lot of people have been really enthusiastic, including some who've never read my young adult books. Some others have been blunt about their lack of interest in this, either because of the swear words or because of the mature content. If you're in that boat, more power to you. Not everyone enjoys genre romance, and that's okay with me.

If you do like a steamy story, I hope you love Scarlett and Hunter.

What I enjoyed most about this book was watching (er, writing) their relationship grow, and seeing how Scarlett would handle the big decision she makes. From the very beginning, I was totally intrigued by this; I'm the type of woman who doesn't even go into dressing rooms at the mall with other women, because I'm so embarrassingly modest, so I feel pretty sure I could never put myself in the kind of situation Scarlett chose. Maybe that's why it was so interesting to write.

I have to confess, I'm just 'grey' enough to admire people who are willing to put everything they have on the line for someone dear to them. And when I say everything, I do mean...well, everything.

I'm going to share a snippet from the book soon, but for now, here's the blurb:

Scarlett DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this: one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and the cigars are worth more than her grad school textbooks. Dragged by her best friend to the home of a playboy bourbon heir, Scarlett is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with the California elites that banished her troubled family years ago.

After ten years of nonstop debauchery, Hunter West has finally managed to screw himself. One night three months ago, Hunter was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and when something awful happened, he was too damned drunk to stop it. With the FBI on his tail for a crime didn't commit and a blackmailer in his bed, Hunter is in noose-deep; his hands are tied—behind his whip-sore back.

When Scarlett stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything else he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Scarlett needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Scarlett to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth—and a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

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  1. I, for one, am looking forward to it. Like you, I'm releasing smexy book (love this) and am warning any and every one that Grave Bound is not young adult. In fact, I told my 19-year-old daughter that I would prefer she not read it.

    Good luck and let me know if there is anything I can do for you! :)