Join The Fun – It’s Complicated Release Blitz and Give-Away!

Please join us as we celebrate the release of It’s Complicated. Check out the various websites hosting me and discover what inspired me to write It’s Complicated, read an exclusive excerpt and much more. New links will be added throughout the week, so come back often. And don’t forget to enter the contest to win a Roane Publishing $10 gift card.

Red Penn Reviews   – Exclusive Excerpt

Scribbler’s Sojourn   – Inspiration for It’s Complicated

Reviews By Crystal

London’s Scribbles

Compositions of Fervid Melodrama

Liz’s Reading Life

Book Reviews and More By Kathy

It’s Complicated is a sequel to Show No Weakness, and it’s Maggie Lapage’s story. As evident in Show No Weakness, Maggie can stir up trouble at times. She calls it helping people. Others might call it meddling. Tom O’Shay is one of those other people. Problem is he needs her help, whether he wants it or not. And he definitely does not. Just one of the reasons why It’s Complicated.

She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want.

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she’d had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart.

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves.

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

Buy links:

Roane Publishing

Amazon.com

Amazon.ca

Barnes and Noble

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It’s Complicated Is Now Available For Pre-Order

I’m so pleased that It’s Complicated will be released by Roane Publishing on December 4th. That’s just one week! Meanwhile, it’s available for pre-order on major retail websites.

Amazon.com

Amazon.ca

Barnes and Noble

It’s Complicated is a sequel to Show No Weakness, and it’s Maggie Lapage’s story. As evident in Show No Weakness, Maggie can stir up trouble at times. She calls it helping people. Others might call it meddling. Tom O’Shay is one of those other people. Problem is he needs her help, whether he wants it or not. And he definitely does not. Just one of the reasons why It’s Complicated.

She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want.

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she’d had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart.

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves.

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

Please come back next week and join in the Release Blitz fun. I’ll post links to all the festivities right here. Hope to see you!

 

Release Blitz Information For It’s Complicated – Request For Participants

The December 4th release date for It’s Complicated is drawing near, and Roane Publishing has a Release Blitz planned for December 4th to the 8th. If any of my blogger friends would like to join in the fun and help spread the word for me, you can sign up for the blitz using THIS FORM.

There’s also a place on the form for you to request an arc copy of It’s Complicated if you’re interested in reviewing it.

It’s Complicated is a sequel to Show No Weakness, and it’s Maggie Lapage’s story. As evident in Show No Weakness, Maggie can get herself in a trouble at times. She calls it helping people. Others might call it meddling. Tom O’Shay is one of those other people. Problem is he needs her help, whether he wants it or not. And he definitely does not. Just one of the reasons why It’s Complicated.

She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want.

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she’d had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart.

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves.

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

Thanks so much for your support. It’s greatly appreciated.

Cover Reveal – It’s Complicated

I’m so excited to announce that It’s Complicated will be republished with Roane Publishing on December 4th, 2017. And today I finally get to share its beautiful new cover.

It’s Complicated is a sequel to Show No Weakness, and it’s Maggie Lapage’s story. As evident in Show No Weakness, Maggie can get herself in a little trouble at times. She calls it helping people. Others might call it meddling. Tom O’Shay is one of those other people. Problem is he needs her help, whether he wants it or not. And he definitely does not. Just one of the reasons why It’s Complicated.

She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want.

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she’d had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart.

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves.

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

We Did It!

I’m excited to announce that the results of the voting round for the RONE Awards are in – and It’s Complicated received enough votes to move onto the judging round for Sweet Contemporary. Winners will be announced at the InD’Scribe conference in September. Thank you, so very much, to everyone who took the time and made the effort to vote for me. I appreciate it beyond words.

Back in 2013, Show No Weakness took 1st place in RONE’s Cowboys, Cops and Jocks category.

1308-6 RONE AwardI was surprised and honoured by the win, and doubt if I can do a repeat, but thrilled, nonetheless, for the opportunity to try. And I now have a lovely Finalist badge to go with my 1st Place badge.

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On other writing news, my fourth book is currently with my publisher and I hope to hear about a contract soon, with a likely release date of early next year.

My work-in-progress has become a work-delayed. About three scenes in, I realized I was headed in the wrong direction and needed to go back to the beginning to tweak a few things. Before that happened, real life intruded. I’m juggling several things right now and all of them need my time and attention, so I’ve made the decision to put the writing on hold for the summer. If I can find a few spare moments here and there to write, I’ll gladly grab them, but if I can’t, I won’t worry about it. The story isn’t going anywhere.

I’ve decided, as well, on a hiatus from this weekly blog. Just to take some pressure off until I get more pressing matters taken care of. So from now until the end of August, I won’t be posting to my blog unless I have something terribly interesting or exciting to announce.

Have a great summer.

It’s Complicated Needs Your Vote!

I’m so excited to announce that It’s Complicated received a 5 Star rating in the review round of InD’Tale Magazine’s 2015 RONE Awards and has now moved on to the voting round. Voting starts today, April 20th, and runs for one full week.

In this round of the contest the books are voted on by the public, so I really need everyone’s help to get It’s Complicated to the third round where it can stand on its own merits in front of real judges. I’m asking (begging, lol) all my family and friends to support my book by voting for it. It’s Complicated is listed in the Sweet Contemporary category.

This is the link to vote: http://indtale.com/2015-rone-awards-week-two Then click on Contemporary: Sweet and scroll down near the bottom to my name.

It doesn’t matter how good my story may or may not be, without the votes it won’t get in front of the judges. Because I don’t have a huge following on either Facebook or Twitter, I have to throw myself on the mercy of the people I know, which I’ll gladly do, because I’m blessed to have the most supportive family and friends. We did it in 2013 with Show No Weakness, where my book not only received the most votes in its category, it went on to win 1st Place in the final round. I’d be honoured and thrilled to give It’s Complicated an opportunity with the judges to see how well it does.

Last time, some people had problems logging onto the InD’tale website to vote. If you haven’t already, you must register with them before you can vote. (If you voted before, you only need to log in with your password.) After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If it doesn’t show up in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder for it. This email only confirms your registration, but doesn’t have a link to the contest. You must go back into the site (using my link) to log in and vote AFTER you’ve confirmed your registration in the email. It might sound tricky, but it really isn’t, and I do appreciate you for making the effort. Of course, for all of you who voted last time, you’re already registered, and it’s a breeze to simply log in and vote.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your support! And if you’re so inclined, I’d love for you to share this info. Every vote counts!

Five Stars for It’s Complicated

Today I happened across this incredible five-star review for It’s Complicated. I’d submitted the book for review many months ago and had finally forgotten about it, figuring it probably wasn’t going to happen. So imagine my surprise when I opened my copy of InD’tale Magazine today and saw the review. I was shocked, thrilled and extremely touched. Okay, I admit, I may have cried. The review’s that good. You can read it for yourself right here: Review

This is the same magazine I submitted Show No Weakness to back in 2013 and ended up winning one of their RONE Awards. The contest involves a voting process, so I’ll probably at some future date be shamelessly begging all my friends and family to once again vote for me and It’s Complicated.

I won’t even look ahead to that contest though. Right now I’m content to feel blessed that someone “got” my story and my characters and then shared their enthusiasm and kind words with others. Thank you so much, Mary-Nancy Smith and InD’Tale Magazine!