By executive order, we'll start with the good news.
Yesterday, in the we hours before dawn, I put down the last words of my latest novel, That First Kiss!
I know, it's exciting news, right?! I am freaking out over here. There is no better feeling than finishing something you created, especially when you procrastinate as much as I do :D
So now that that's done, I am starting the first stage of editing, which will be followed by and second and third and forth until my eyes cross and I pretty much hate every word I put down. That's when I know it is time for the betas, which brings me to my next order of operation. Betas.
Is there anyone out there in Betaland who is interested in reading erotic romance?
I need someone who:
1. Has a good turnover. I.e. you read fast. (I'm an impatient person, what can I say.)
2. Is good with grammar and punctuation. (I need a second set of eyes to help me catch the mistakes I didn't during editing stages 1,2,3,4.....)
3. Isn't a yes man. (Please tell me what works and what doesn't. You might hurt my feelings--I am a delicate soul--but I promise you, I can take it. I want this to be the best story ever!)
I think that's about it! If you're interested, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include "beta" in the subject line so I don't skim over it :)
Okay, so the bad news.
I haven't been reading, like, at all the past few days, so....
No sneak peek for you!!
I kid, I kid. I may not have had a chance to read, but I would never deny you your peeks.
I just so happen to have one teeny tiny gem right here in my back pocket.
While editing last night I came across a yummy little morsel that I thought you all might enjoy.
Can you guess what book it's from?
That's right! As it turns out, That First Kiss is full of yummy goodness, and although this isn't the first of it I have shared with you, as we head closer to the release date (which is sometime in May) it certainly won't be the last!
Without furthur ado....
Strong hands enveloped her waist, pulling her firmly against a broad chest. Body heat seared her back, sending shivers of excitement shooting through her. Her lungs constricted and her breathing grew shallow. She couldn’t see who she was dancing with, but she didn’t care. She was lost to the sensation of the male body wrapped around her, to the heavy beat of the music vibrating in her chest, the way his hands and hips guided hers into a smooth, sensual rhythm. Leaning her head back, Piper closed her eyes and let the feeling of his arms around her and the constant pulse of the music lure her toward a state of bliss.
Like I said, teeny tiny, but oh so good. And, just to make it a little more interesting, here is the song this smexy couple is dancing to. Enjoy!