I’m so excited to finally share the cover for Lyrical Lights coming out this fall 2017!
I’m so excited to finally share the cover for Lyrical Lights coming out this fall 2017!
Add to your TBR list! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31327740-lyrical-lights
He was the oxidizer, to my metal…
The crazy thing is, I believed we could have made it, but sparkles only give a brief burst of light, then you’re only left in the abyss of blackness.
He went right, and I went left.
When Mable Harper gets a chance to become a fashion model, she leaves her old life behind and moves to New York. However, she quickly feels the backlash of the high-pressure and competitive career and decides maybe she wasn’t cut out for this business. After being dropped by her agent and relentlessly unlucky in love, she spends the lasts few days tying up loose ends before returning home, and that’s all she intends to do. But then her life collides with Simon Rowe. The moment she meets him, she knows it can only be bittersweet.
Simon Rowe is a fashion photographer who marches to the beat of his own drum. Never had any wish for success, only wants to keep doing what he loves without getting tangled in the hype. Simon has suffered enough loss in the past that there’s no room for anything other than his career. That is until the fateful, hot summer night he meets a golden Aphrodite. He quickly comes to her rescue and realizes she will be impossible to resist, but when he gives Mable a chance and lands her on the fashion shoot of a high-profile, glossy magazine, he sets the wheels in motion. Now he’s at risk of losing her for good if he doesn’t come clean about his past, but that would mean confronting his deep regret. He knows he broke his number one rule, and that’s never get involved with the people you work with.
In a world that’s a stage, can their love thrive under the lights?
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My next book Lyrical Circus Lights coming January 2017, official date to be confirmed. Simon Rowe is a Fashion photographer and Mable Harper is an inspired model. They live in a fast pace and glamours world but do they have a place for each other in their lives, will their love survive the limelight.They will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Stay tuned for the official blurb and book cover reveal. In the meantime check out the teasers!
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in fate. Of course, I do. But I believe you have to be willing to receive it with an open heart and mind and at the same time not take everything so literally. The universe does reveal some insight into our lives, but you have to be ready to listen to it. For me, It led me down a path which I self-published a book. I’ve been writing for the longest time but never had any desire to become an author, only because I thought it would be too complicated and who needs the heartache of endless rejections anyways. It wasn’t until two years ago that I decided I needed to be more active, I felt this overwhelming energy I needed to burn or maybe it was some need for change. So I started running outdoors, which anyone who knows me, knows I never been an active person; like never. I rather eat chocolate chip cookies then do any form of exercise. Honestly, I surprised myself because now I love to run but only eat chocolate chip cookies afterward. I swear honest truth! How do think I maintain my hips?
One morning on one of my runs, I stopped at a park bench and there I found scribbled in black marker was the question, what are you afraid of? Of course, it didn’t pertain to me in any way, but it got me thinking.It set some wheels in motion.
I thought about the last time I did anything challenging. When was the last time I did something that scared me? Then I figured it was time; I needed to write my book and get it out into the world. I honestly felt it was a sign from the universe saying to me this is your time; you’ve got this. So go out and do it … but it was me to get me there.
It wasn’t until I read the book, After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid, that things started happening. I loved this book so much that I wanted to write the kind of book that would inspire, as much as other authors had inspired me. But first I needed to learn the rules, so I got online and read everything I could about writing, anything that would better my craft, and I began to write every day. It wasn’t until I took a webinar, the one that you can get a critique of your first chapter by an agent. So when I got my critique back, she asked me for fifty more pages, and then it didn’t pan out. But still, it was something, and it didn’t hurt so bad to be rejected it just push me harder. You wouldn’t believe who the agent of the critique represented; Taylor Jenkins Reed. Is it a sign of some sort? Maybe, maybe not. But this is how I look at it; if I didn’t see the message, if I didn’t read Tailor’s book, I wouldn’t have gotten online and signed up for the webinar. If I didn’t get rejected, then I wouldn’t force myself to push harder, if I didn’t complete The proverbial Mr.Universe I wouldn’t be here writing this for you.
The universe leads one thing into another; it’s only the beginning of my journey, I still have a lot to learn, but I remain open minded and open hearted.
So yes, I do trust you Mr. Universe.
So this is my first time doing a Book blog tour for The Proverbial Mr.Universe, which will be kicking off as of tomorrow. If you’re interested in following, listed below is the schedule. Be sure to check it out, there will be a 2 x 10$ Amazon gift card for a giveaway!
–Evermore Books >> Guest post
–Fire And Ice Book Reviews >> Review
–Lustful Literature >> Review
–The Avid Reader >> Top 10 List
–Bloggin’ With M. Brennan >> Review
–The Book Sirens >> Excerpt
–Leave Me Alone I Am Reading >> Review
–Queen T Book Pimping >> Review
–underneath the covers >> Excerpt
–The Bookwhore Diaries >> Review
–Paper Cuts >> Excerpt
–Books & Beauti >> Review
–Reviews by Reds >> Excerpt
–A British Bookworm’s Blog >> Excerpt
–Writing Belle >> Top 10 List
–Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! >> Excerpt
–The Booksnake Etc. >> Review
–The Pursuit Of Bookiness >> Review
There is nothing I love more than printed tee for the summer. Whether it’s for men or women, it’s one way to add fun and casual to your look. Paired it up with lighter denim wash, more destructive the better and of course had been an important staple in Nick Montgomery’s wardrobe in The Proverbial Mr.Universe.
When people discover that I’m about to self-publish my first book, they’re surprised. Maybe it’s something that they never expected from me since my background is illustrating and design. I’ve been keeping it a secret because generally I don’t like to toot my own horn (I wasn’t sure if I was capable of seeing this through). In the last two years, I’ve been writing and attending as many webinars about writing, doing everything possible to improve my craft. Writing before was only personal, so it never mattered if it was good or not. I can’t explain to you why after all these years I find myself on this path; it’s not something I envision myself doing. But one day something inside of me just shifted, like this unexplained feeling. Something pushing me down this path, all of a sudden I felt this need to write, a lot. If you ever listen to Elizabeth Gilbert podcasts “Do what ignites your soul,” pretty much sums up what I was experiencing. Oh, let’s not talk about the fear! Writing a book for the whole world to see is daunting … terrifying. There will be several shenanigans, which are going to throw stupid comments at your way. Like just the other day someone said to me. “So you think Hollywood is going to turn your book into a movie?”
That’s not the reason I’m doing it. Yes, I know I have a better chance of winning a free ticket in a Lotto 649 (side note: I never play the lotto!) The bottom line is, why am I doing this? Because it ignites my soul and It doesn’t matter if only one person likes it or a million and that’s the truth; well mine anyways. Look, in some ways writing a book is like raising a child. You give it everything it needs to grow, give it love and patience. Do everything possible to cultivate and make it as good as possible. When the time comes, you need to let it go. And as you stand at your front door waving your hand in the air, watching what you’ve created go out into the world. You think to yourself that it might not be perfect, but you’ve given it your best. You have given the world your heart, and that’s the best of you. What more can you ask for?
I don’t know where you guys live but here in Montreal, the weather is depressing. It’s been nothing but rain, rain and more- rain. After a long winter, we’re all starving for a bit of sunshine. Down below I put together a few items that are a must-have in your wardrobe for this spring. If it ever gets here!
I wanted to share with you guys The Proverbial Mr.Universe cover! It will be available for pre-sale June 7. Read the synopsis below…
Olivia Montiano just caught her fiancé cheating. Now she is forced to question what she wants out of life and love. Striving to live up to her father’s unrealistic standards for the past twenty-three years, every decision she has ever made was with her father’s wishes in mind—until she finds mysterious, handwritten letters tucked away in places only meant for her. That’s when she realizes she’s been on the wrong path all along and gives her heart to a guy her father thinks is entirely wrong.
Washed-up abstract artist Nick Montgomery has had quite a few setbacks in life. He’s become accustomed to never needing anyone, thinking he’s just fine—until he meets the girl with the red scarf. She’s not his type. But the universe has other ideas. Nick has a secret he’s keeping from her, afraid it will bring their new relationship to a sudden halt.
Will they figure out what the Universe holds for them?
You probably already figured out I used Olivia Palermo as a base for my character Olivia Montiano, in my upcoming novel The Proverbial Mr. Universe. Though the only thing they have in common is they are both in fashion, and my Olivia, of course, is fiction.
I love Olivia Palermo’s style, she emulates an excellent fashion sense that it’s done effortlessly. She has a collection called Chealsea28, that she just launched at Nordstrom, go and check it out. http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/womens-chelsea28?origin=leftnav
Here are a few ways on how to get her look
Her style is always classic, is inspired by the 50’s and 60’s, old Hollywood glamour.
Her signature color is red and loves to mix and match to create a unique personal style.
HI GUYS, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO CREATE A STORYBOARD FOR MY MAIN CHARACTERS IN MY NOVEL THAT WILL BE COMING OUT THIS SUMMER. FROM THE BEGINING, THIS IS HOW I IMAGINE NICK AND OLIVIA WOULD LOOK LIKE :). STAY TUNE FOR BOOK COVER REVEAL.HAPPY TUESDAY!