A whole new idea coming to life

I’ve been thinking lately about how I really wanted to introduce this new book to all of you.  It’s different from Holding On.  The way that it’s written is different.  The process I went through when writing it was different.  The process that I am going to go through to get it published is different.  It’s all around different.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a romance.  It’s still about love and the uncertainty of life but it’s a little rough around the edges.

So, instead of submitting it to my publishers I entered it into two different writing contest.  I went this route for a few different reasons.  First, the main character Kat has a bit of a sailors mouth at times and most of the story is from her point of view.  I love my publishers, they have been absolutely fantastic since I started working with them, but they are a Christian publishing company and the amount of curse words in this book might give someone a mild heart attack.  Secondly, I thought that it would be a new challenge to see if I could make it in the industry outside of my publishers.  I know that might sound a little silly but even if I don’t win one of the writing contests, and chances are that I won’t after reading some of the other entries, I plan on self publishing.  That will be a whole new challenge for me and I am ready for it.  At least I think I am.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you some UNEDITED promotional copy that I threw together for these contests.  It will give you a glimpse into what the book is all about.  If you like the intro then click here and you can read the entire first chapter of the book.  It’s what I submitted to the contest.  If you like the first chapter then please vote for my submission.  I need all the votes I can get since I can only vote once.  I wonder why that is?


“I think you and I were meant to meet.  I think all of this was

supposed to happen.  You are my destiny.”


She never thought that her life would be this complicated.  Or this dangerous.  Running from her past, Kat and her mom end up in a small Colorado town when Kat run’s directly into her future.  She falls in love with Cam almost instantly but when she learns that her past is catching up with her again, she has to leave him.  When he finds her a year later, Cam thinks that she truly may be his destiny.  Can he leave his world behind to become a part of hers?