Giveaway of a lesbian romance audiobook

Since I basically have two full-time jobs that I love—writing and editing—I rarely have the time to read for pleasure, so I decided to give audio books a try so I can listen while I work out. One of my own novels has been released in audiobook format recently too, and it’s a great one for the holiday season. In Under a Falling Star, Austen is given the task of decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby on her first day at a new job. When the star-shaped tree topper falls off and hits Dee, the company’s second-in-command. There’s an …

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Writing hours in November 2014

Hard to believe that it’s already December and Christmas is just three weeks away. Maybe it would help if we had any snow to make it feel more like the holiday season, but so far, not a single snowflake in sight over here, just dreary, damp weather. Well, it’s good weather for staying in and writing, though. November has been another productive month. I slayed the word count dragon during NaNoWriMo, finishing the vampire novel Good Enough to Eat that I’m co-authoring with Alison Grey. Yes, you heard that right. Our little novella did indeed turn into a novel of 65,000 …

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Win a lesbian romance novel in the Ylva Publishing giveaway!

Every Sunday from now until Christmas, Ylva Publishing is giving away free e-books. Today, you can win a copy of my newest lesbian romance, Under a Falling Star (which is a good fit for the pre-Christmas season!), Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann, Bitter Fruit by Lois Cloarec Hart, and Barring Complications by Blythe Rippon. You can also win a cap with the cover of Ana Matics’s The Return, one cap with the cover of KL Hughes’s Popcorn Love, a T-shirt with the cover of Lois Cloarec Hart’s Bitter Fruit, and one T-shirt with the cover of Popcorn Love. Participating is …

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Giveaway of my lesbian romance novel “Under a Falling Star”

Today’s an eventful day for me. Not only is my romantic suspense novel Conflict of Interest making a comeback as the #1 bestseller in the Amazon category “Gay & Lesbian Mystery,” but I also received my author copies of Under a Falling Star today. I have to say, I’m still in love with the great cover, including the back cover. The paperback is now available for readers too. Last but not least, I’m guest-blogging over at Women & Words today, talking about Under a Falling Star, my adventures in the US, and about coming full circle as a writer. We’re also …

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A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Writer

The one-year anniversary of my transition to full-time writing is quickly approaching, and it makes me think about how much my life has changed. So I thought I would blog about a typical day in the life of a full-time writer—if there even is such a thing. Each day is different, which is part of the fun, but I try to keep a certain structure. So here’s what I did yesterday. I never set an alarm clock, but my inner clock wakes me at the same time every day, usually around 7:15 a.m. I get up, change into my work …

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Writing hours in October 2014

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for October, because that meant my newest lesbian romance, Under a Falling Star, would be published. It’s been out for just a few days now, and it’s already number 1 in the Kindle bestseller list for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. So I’d say October was a really good month for me. I finished the translation of Conflict of Interest. The title of the German version is “Auf schmalem Grat,” which roughly translates to “a fine line.” My co-author Alison Grey and I are also making good progress on our vampire novella, Good Enough …

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New lesbian romance: Under a Falling Star is available!

Have you ever wished on a falling star? Austen, the main character in my new romance novel, Under a Falling Star, has just one wish: to prove herself to her new boss. That’s why she volunteers to decorate the Christmas tree in the company’s lobby on her first day in the new job. Dee, the company’s COO, is a control freak who leaves nothing to chance when it comes to work, not even the positioning of the lights on the Christmas tree. When she tries to rearrange them, the star-shaped tree topper falls off and hits her on the head. …

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Writing hours in September 2014

It’s October already; can you believe it? Here in Germany, summer is definitely over, even though we’re having a few sunny days here in the Southwest. As always, I’ve been keeping busy, and I’m already making writing plans for 2015. When my publisher saw what I intend to get done next year, she asked me, “When will you be sleeping?” This month, I put the finishing touches on my upcoming novel Under a Falling Star, which will be published in late October, and I’ve worked on translating my novel Conflict of Interest into German. Have I mentioned that Dawn and …

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Writing hours in August 2014

August was an incredibly busy and productive month for me, as my colorful calendar can attest to. The green stickers point out days on which I wrote over 2,000 words, while yellow stands for days with 1,000-1,999 words. Not only were two new short stories of mine published (“Pigeon Post,” which is still free today, and “Whining and Dining“), but I also completed two novels–Under a Falling Star and its German translation, Vorsicht, Sternschnuppe. Under a Falling Star is with the proofreader right now and will be published in October. I also completed revising my contribution to Ylva Publishing’s Christmas …

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Writing Hours in June + July 2014

I just realized that, while on vacation, I forgot to post the numbers for June, so now I’m taking a look at the writing hours for both months. Since I traveled for most of June and July, I didn’t get as much writing done as usual. But it was totally worth it. I had a wonderful time seeing the West Coast of the US, attending the GCLS conference, and meeting friends that I’d never seen in person before. If I take that into consideration, I think my writing hours still look pretty decent. Most of my time was spent working …

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