Sunday, November 29, 2015

I Miss You!

Hello bloggers! It's been a while. I know.

I miss blogging, but I can't seem to remember how I ever managed to keep up with a blog, raise my four kids, and actually have time to do things like write, or do laundry.

I didn't finish Nano (this was my first year trying it) but I did write more words than I probably ever have in one month. I have one WIP out with cps, and another half finished. So I have been writing! And the laundry gets done, (if not put away.) ;)

But the blogging has basically stopped. Many of my old blogger friends I've found on Facebook. If we haven't connected there, please feel free to friend me! (There are not a lot of Schieffelbeins.)

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful (for my US friends) and I hope you're excited and joyful about the upcoming holidays. :) Please fill me in on any new happenings! I'd love to hear how your writing is going, or anything else that's been great in your life.

Perhaps in the new year I will find more time to keep up here. I certainly hope so. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Patsy Collins isn't a Crazed Stalker, and other Fun Facts

Today I have Patsy Collins here. If you aren't familiar with Patsy, you should be. She's a fun, witty romance writer and blogger. You can find out more about her on her website

Patsy has a new book out called Firestarter and it sounds wonderful. But before we get to that, a little Q&A with Patsy:

1. Alice in Firestarter has a fireman fantasy, (which I'm thinking many women can relate to.) There's just something about servicemen. Do you prefer firemen, cops, or military men yourself? (I'm actually married to a former Marine who is also a fireman.)

All the nice girls love a sailor, don't we?

My husband was in the Royal Navy when we met. Formal naval uniforms are very smart and that look really suits him. So did the No. 8s trousers (working uniform, rather than ceremonial), especially when I followed him up stairs. *sigh*

I should perhaps explain that I wasn't a crazed stalker who stowed away on frigates; we worked together. I had a really sensible civilian job in a finance department and he needed to sweet talk someone in my department into signing off on the photographic equipment he needed, so that worked out very well for me.

Not that I have anything against firemen. Especially if, like Hamish, they're nice to animals, can cook and are pretty good at massage. Obviously he's good at the whole rescuing people from burning buildings part and has muscular thighs. *sighs again* (though not quite as much over my character as my lovely husband)

2. It sounds like Alice's family is also a big part of the story. I love reading about family dynamics. Who was your favorite family member to write about, and how do they add complications to Alice's story? 

Yes, her family are important, both to Alice and the story. Her parents are both lovely, though her dad is perhaps just a touch obsessive about his hobbies which include making the worst wine never to kill anyone.

My favourite though has to be Alice's big sister Kate. She was so much fun to write about that I'm considering giving her a book to herself. Kate is very fond of her sister and wants what's best for her. That is, what's best according to Kate.

Alice's steady boyfriend, Tony, is altogether too dull, according to Kate. Eggs on plates is a daft idea, according to Kate (to be fair I agree). Daring red dresses are a sensible choice, according to Kate. Hot sex with members of the emergency services is also an excellent idea. Trouble is Kate doesn't keep these opinions to herself and doesn't often let people avoid following her advice. Generally it's Alice who's her target, but Kate isn't opposed to helping others, even complete strangers in changing rooms.

Then there's the calender thing, all that rubbish over ring sizes and the way she reacts when Tony claims to be innocent of making the hoax calls. Basically Kate herself is a complication for Alice.

3. And just for fun, when writing or reading romances what's your steamy drink of choice? Tea, coffee, cider, or hot chocolate? 

When writing, it's tea. I do about a paragraph to the cup if you include editing. Actually it's tea for reading to, usually. I drink a lot of tea.

And now for a little more about the book! (Which looks awesome, by the way.)

Firestarter

Alice has a fantasy. It starts with being rescued by a hunky fireman, involves the kiss of life and ends in him not needing his uniform. At the New Forest Show, Alice is offered an innocent version of her dream. Reluctantly she turns down fireman Hamish's invitation. 

Despite Alice's blameless behaviour, boyfriend Tony's obsessive jealousy kicks in. Hamish wants to take Tony's place, but a hoaxer ensures Alice already sees far too much of Hampshire Fire Service. The threat of an explosive sprout surprise, her mum's baking, sister Kate's mind boggling pep talks and the peculiar behaviour of Alice's boss Miles provide distractions. 

Is Alice really in danger? What is Kate up to? Can Hamish possibly be as perfect as he seems? It takes Alice masses of wonderful food, disgusting wine, smelly mud, red footed crows and steamy Welsh passion, but she finds the answers. And rethinks her fantasy.

You can buy Firestarter on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
and add it to your TBR list on Goodreads.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG: October

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for insecure writers all over the blogosphere to unite!

Big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and his wonderful co-hosts this month,TB Markinson, Tamara Narayan, Shannon Lawrence, Stephanie Faris, and Eva E. Solar! 

Also going on now: the IWSG Anthology Contest is open until November 1! The theme is Alternate History/Parallel Universe and any member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is encouraged to enter.

I had a rough summer, writing-wise. I had so much going on it was really hard to find time to write. I started feeling like a giant loser. Like I was basically quitting. Thankfully this month I've finally gotten back into the swing of things. It's the 7th and I've already written more than I did all last month.

But I was talking to a friend yesterday and she was going through the same thing. Feeling like quitting. It's so hard. I think we all go through times like this. Where we feel like phonies. Or we feel like it'll never happen for us. 

But one thing I've learned is that the people who it happens for, the people who have books out in the world, are the people who just flat out don't give up. They work their butts off. The push through those doubts and they keep going.

So that's what I'm going to do. And what I encourage all of you to do

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

IWSG: September

It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means Insecure Writers Support Group day. :) A day for writers all over the blogsphere to share their insecurities and help encourage each other.

Big thanks go out to Alex J. Cavanaugh, our fearless leader and IWSG founder, and to his wonderful cohosts, Heather M. GardnerChristine RainsDolorah at Book LoverJulie Flanders, and Murees Dupé. 


As I sit here and think about writing this post, I'm not sure what to say. What am I insecure about? A better question right now may be what am I not feeling insecure about? This summer has not been a good one where writing is concerned. I've been so busy with other things, writing has taken a backseat. But with school starting I'm excited to get some more down time and hopefully get a lot more writing done.

Hopefully.

I'm also on submission right now, which is hard. There's a lot of waiting, with occasional nos thrown in, then more waiting. Needless to say it is anxiety-inducing.

And now I need to change the title of my ms that's on submission because a popular author just released a book with a very, very similar title. And while I know that titles often change once in the hands of a publisher anyway, it still feels stressful now. I still feel like I need to come up with something else to call it while on sub, because we all know the current title will need to be changed at some point. And I hate titles.

Boo.

Okay, whining over. On the up side, I have finished another round of revisions on said ms and I think it really is in the best place now. On the up side, I am on submission. Which means I found an agent who loved my story and I'm thankful for that.

It's easy to get down about things at any step along this road, because each step can be hard. But it's good to stop sometimes and remember all the hard steps we've already made.

Have a great September everyone! I hope you had a wonderful summer! :) :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cover Reveal: NO INTEREST IN LOVE

So remember that pretty book that was on my TBR list? 

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(I'm reading it now and it's great so far.) 

Well, the cover for the next book in the series is being revealed today and it's equally wonderful!


Don't they look great together?

You can find out more about it on Cassie Mae's blog. If you (somehow) aren't familiar with Cassie, you really need to go check her out. She's as sweet and funny as her books. :)

You can add NO INTEREST IN LOVE to you TBR list on Goodreads here!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

IWSG: July

It's time for another Insecure Writers Support Group. The first Wednesday of every month we share our fears, our insecurities, and also our encouragements. Big thank you to the group's founder and co-host, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and the other awesome co-hosts, Charity Bradford, S.A. Larsen, AJ, Tamara Narayan, Allison Gammons, and Tanya Miranda!

This is a wonderful group for writers, and if you aren't familiar with it, I highly recommend you check it out.



So, insecurities. . . There are plenty to choose from. I'm trying to get back into blogging, but not doing so great. I'm on submission for the first time, which is its own big ball of scary.

But right now the thing freaking me out the most is probably time. In that I don't have enough of it. Summer is already one third over and it's been crazy. We're working on our new house and slowly moving in. (Although we hope to fully move in this weekend and then get our old house ready to show.) There have been horse shows and band lessons and sleep overs, and rehearsals for Cinderella. All things cutting into my writing time and leaving me feeling rather unproductive.

So, any tips on keeping your writing time sacred? On not letting the demands of everything else in the world keep you from your keyboard? Thanks. Because I need them right now. :)

No one can stop you from being a writer.

(Maybe I'll repeat this in my head a few times a day.) ;-)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To Be Read Tuesday

I have a zillion books on my TBR list, but I'm going to start with books I actually have, and therefore should be high on the list. (I keep telling myself I won't buy new books until I get through a bunch of the ones I have. But then I see a book I need.)

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Elizabeth Fanning’s life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancé, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they’ve even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to “meh”—and Liz isn’t ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?

Liz thinks it’ll bring them closer together. Landon’s convinced she’ll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer gets to pick their honeymoon destination. With her heart set on the Bahamas and Landon fighting for snowbound Utah, Liz simply has to win. But pretty soon, her body is screaming for attention, and Landon’s never seemed so far away. Has Liz’s experiment backfired? Losing their little competition would be frustrating—but the one thing she can’t afford to lose is him.

Why it's on my TBR list: I have pretty much loved everything Cassie Mae has written 
so all her books automatically land on my TBR list. 
Her writing is fun and witty, and her characters are real.
(Update: Okay, so I wrote this post last week and have since started this. So maybe it's not technically on my TBR list anymore, but it is very good so far!)



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Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. 

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.


Why it's on my TBR list: I think this book sounds fascinating. 
For one, I enjoy unreliable narrators. For two, I haven't read many books dealing with schizophrenia, and everything I've read says this book deals with it well.


If you want to add these books to your TBR list on Goodreads,
you can click the titles above. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To Be Read Tuesday

Time for another TBR Tuesday! I'm sharing a couple more books from my pub-sisters today.

The Artisans


They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad's drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven's stepdad's drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she's ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries' clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can't imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?


Why it's on my TBR list: It sounds all Beauty and the Beast and I LOVE that! And I think the fashion design stuff sounds really interesting too. I'm excited about this one! 

Pretty Dark Nothing (Pretty Dark Nothing, #1)


It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

Why it's on my TBR list: This sounds so creepy and good. Plus that cover is awesome. (I know it shouldn't matter, but it helps.) ;) This one has been on my TBR list for a while now, and I think it's time to move it up to the top. :) 

You can add these to your to be read list on Goodreads by clicking the titles above. :) 


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To Be Read Tuesday!


I'm trying to get back into blogging, I swear! But so far I'm not doing so great. I decided to post every Tuesday about books on my TBR list. (Lord knows there are enough to last awhile.)

To kick it off I'm sharing some books from my pub-sisters. There are a ton of Swoon Romance, and Month9 books that I'm looking forward to reading, but I'm going to share two this week and two next week. :)









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Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.


When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.


Why it's on my TBR list:

For one, I love sister stories. And the premise fascinates me. Will she be able to save her sister? Or will she have to let her go? I don't know about you, but I want to find out! 



Louder Than Words


Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson's life lately. Her dad died, her mom numbs the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends have slowly abandoned her. 

Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe and should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt that made her desperate to escape the final moments of Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details to herself and trust no one.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky boy, recently transplanted from New York City and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she can't let him get too close. And summer is just long enough and hot enough to keep a boy like that at arm's length.

But by the time Rex's charm wears down her resistance, it's too late. He's put Ellen on the "just friends" shelf and has shifted his romantic attentions to the impossibly annoying and perky anti-Ellen. Even worse, the teacher who tried to get her to sleep with him is still at it, preying on other girls while Ellen struggles to come to terms with what happened.

With her ability to trust as shaky as a chastity vow on prom night, Ellen must decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him and risk heartbreak, or hold all her secrets inside. After all, it's the only safe place she knows when the only thing louder than words is the fear of being rejected.

Why it's on my TBR list:

This poor girl! I feel for her already. I love emotion-filled, 
character driven stories and this sounds like it will fit the bill.



I want to know what's on your to be read list! And if you want to add these books to 
your TBR list you can click the titles above to go to their GR page.











Thursday, June 4, 2015

I Missed IWSG.

Just realized that I missed IWSG. But I have a good excuse.

I spent Tuesday night in the hospital with my five year old and didn't get home until Wednesday night. She was having trouble walking and had to have a cat scan and MRI, but the good news is that those both looked fine and she is doing much better now!

So we're keeping a close eye on her, but everything looks good so far.

We've been packing to move and that's taken up most of my time lately. I did work on revisions for my last project and am now waiting to get notes back from beta readers right now. So I basically have done nothing writerly in a couple weeks. I'm beta reading for one of my cps, does that count? (It's very good, too.)

At the new house (assuming we every actually get there, the move keeps getting pushed back) I will have my own little office for the first time ever. I'm very excited about it. I plan to fill it with things that inspire creativity. :) Of course I might find that without the chaos of my family around me I can't write. Lol. I guess we'll see.

Anyway, it's been an interesting start to the summer if nothing else. How are things going for you? Have you had plenty of sunshine and good days? I hope so. :)


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer's Coming!

(Okay, so I scheduled this to post on Thursday morning and just realized it didn't. Boo. So it's a few days off, but oh well.)

Today is my kids' last day of school! My oldest daughter keeps asking what we plan to do on the first day of summer vacation. Lol. I have no idea. I'm not a big planner, which I think drives said daughter crazy as she wants to know what we're going to be doing at all times.

Things I do know are happening this summer- My daughter and I just got cast in our local theater's production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella. It will be the first show we've been in together and I'm really looking forward to it!

Horse shows! We have regionals in June and Nationals in August. It's also my daughter's first time showing at Nationals, so that's super exciting too!


This is her at a show earlier this year.


I'm sure we'll also go to the zoo, the pool, Grandma's house, and all kinds of other fun stuff. 

What are your summer plans? Anything fun? 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

IWSG: May. I think. It's May, right?

Time has been flying lately! I can't believe the school year is almost out. I'm trying to tell myself I'll write more once school is out. (But I have this vague memory from the end of last summer where I told myself I'd write more once school started . . .)

For those that don't know it yet, the first Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writers Support Group day. The day for us to shout our insecurities into the world! Big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh (IWSG founder and amazing writer and person) and his awesome cohosts, Eva Solar Melanie Schulz, Lisa-Buie Collard, and Stephen Tremp!






This month I'm going to Storymakers, a big writing conference in Utah. I'm super, super excited! I know I'll be meeting some of my favorite online people IN REAL LIFE! And seeing a few of my critique partners again, which is so wonderful.

But (there's always a but, isn't there?) I'm nervous too. I'm not a naturally social person. I don't make great first impressions. I'm awkward and dorky and I never know how to react to other human beings when they talk to me.

True story.

Thankfully I know I'll have a few good friends with me who've done this conference before and will be there to help me out. 

How about you? Are you good at the social networking stuff? Or are you awkward and shy like me? And anyone else going to Storymakers? I'd love to see y ou! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

REMAKE Trailer!

I'm super excited to help Ilima Todd share her book trailer
for her YA dystopian, REMAKE.
I've already read REMAKE and it's awesome.
Seriously. Great characters, great story.
And this trailer is amazing!




You can find REMAKE on Amazon,
or add it to your to be read list on Goodreads.

Happy reading!



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Friday, May 1, 2015

Cover Reveal: Grounded

Congratulations to Heather Young-Nichols
on her latest cover reveal!
It's a cute one!


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GROUNDED by Heather Young-Nichols



Title: Grounded
Author: Heather Young-Nichols
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 19th
Hosted by: Beautiful Promotions

Alyssum Bracken sets out in search of Jensen Burkhardt…

After a longtime feud over copper between the Gremalian and the Gobel races, she hopes he has inherited his father’s legendary abilities as tensions rise to a breaking point. But when she finds him in faraway New York, Alyssum discovers she didn’t reach the handsome gremlin first. Aric, a rival goblin, is already ensconced in Jensen’s life.

However, Aric Bramble isn’t the enemy…

Courageously risking exile to save both races from a bloody war, the unlikely trio decide to work together. A forbidden friendship with Aric, a first love with the noble Jensen, while juggling her father, their leader, the prejudice of her people against the Gobel—and Aric’s people trying to kill them all—might be too much for Alyssum to handle.

Jensen’s strength is the one thing keeping Alyssum grounded, but will their relationship be threatened by her friendship with Aric?

Will any of them even survive the coming conflict? Alyssum isn't sure…but she’s going to try.




THE AUTHOR:


Heather Young-Nichols was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from nearby Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in sociology. The only thing that rivals her love of reading is her love of baseball. During the season you can find her gushing about both. 

Heather’s debut new adult contemporary romance, Up for Grabs (Swoon Publishing) released in May 2014 with the follow-up, Up for Forever (Swoon Publishing) due in May 2015. A young adult fantasy, Grounded, releases May 19, 2015 with Limitless Publishing.









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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New book in the world: Lonesome Beds and Bumpy Roads

Happy, happy book birthday to Theresa and Cassie!
They're two of my favorite contemporary authors, so put them together and you know you'll get nothing short of fabulous!


Synopsis

Lexie Boggs has dealt with enough drama for one teenage girl, and just when she thinks it's about over, the father who abandoned her a decade ago shows up looking for redemption. At least… that’s what he says. Ryan Parker thinks his future is set. He’s got a sweet job set up, graduation on the horizon, and a lifetime of dreams he’s planned with his girlfriend, Lexie—including a king-sized bed for their soon-to-be apartment. Only a slight snag tugs at the fantasy when Lexie starts putting aside all she’s worked hard on for her deadbeat dad and his “sickness.” Suddenly school is the only time spent together, and as Ryan expresses his suspicions about why Daddy Boggs is really back, Lexie pulls away, hoping Ryan is wrong but fearing he’s right. And as graduation approaches, Ryan and Lexie struggle to keep the futures they thought they had firmly intact from crumbling all over their now lonely king-sized bed.


You can find Lonesome Beds and Bumpy Roads
or add it to your TBR list on Goodreads.

About the Authors

 Cassie Mae (AKA Becca Ann) is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate. 
You can find her on Twitter, and Facebook.
Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin). (ONCE) AGAIN will release this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series, under her pen name Tessa Marie. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Doing it for Love Cover Reveal

It's cover reveal day for Cassie Mae's DOING IT FOR LOVE!
Cassie is one of my favorite authors. Her characters are always real
and her stories bring the sexy, and the funny.
I'm really looking forward to DOING IT FOR LOVE!
And now I'll hand things over to the lovely Cassie Mae:



I used to have a cover reveal like, every month. Then there was a LONG break. So I'm a bit antsy to share this one :) 

Keeping with tradition with my other cover reveals, here is the GIF version of the book.

Once upon a time, there was this girl named Liz. 



And she was dating this guy named Landon.



And they are totally in love, so this guy gets down on one knee blurts out while in the shower that he wants to marry her. 



She's in love with him, so of course she says yes. 



And they get it on.



But they've been together for years, and the sex is a little... 



And Liz is determined to not turn into an old married couple before they're even married.



So she proposes a deal to Landon---no sex until the big day. Anticipation will bring the spark back!



Landon agrees because he doesn't think she'll make it.



Liz thinks Landon will be the one to cave first. 



And with their hearts set on different honeymoon locales, a bet is made. 



But with all the stress of wedding plans, an unexpected job change, and no way to relieve the tension, Liz and Landon start to wonder if they're ready for a relationship that means more than just the stuff in the bedroom. 



And now here's the cover for it!!!


The actual blurb is below, along with the stuff about me and all those purchase links and yadda :D 

I'm so stoked for this one! (Side-note... it's my most favorite book I've written to date :) )

DOING IT FOR LOVE comes out September 29th! 

Spell for the day:

Wingardium Leviosa! 


Cassie Mae’s charming, sexy new novel, perfect for fans of Emma Chase, puts a steamy twist on modern love as one bride-to-be tries to put the spark back in the bedroom—by any means necessary.

Elizabeth Fanning’s life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancé, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they’ve even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to “meh”—and Liz isn’t ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then?

Liz thinks it’ll bring them closer together. Landon’s convinced she’ll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer gets to pick their honeymoon destination. With her heart set on the Bahamas and Landon fighting for snowbound Utah, Liz simply has to win. But pretty soon, her body is screaming for attention, and Landon’s never seemed so far away. Has Liz’s experiment backfired? Losing their little competition would be frustrating—but the one thing she can’t afford to lose is him.
Learn more about or order a copy of Doing It For Love by Cassie Mae, available September 29, 2015:
Buy at Amazon
Buy at B&N
Buy at iTunes




Or add to your Goodreads here:




Cassie Mae (who dons the name Becca Ann on occasion) is the author of a few hundred... okay, maybe not that many... books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun.
Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and Tulip Romance. She has a favorite of all her babies, but no, she won't tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.)
Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.
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