I need a favor

Hey, guys, I am deep into preparations for querying my novel The One with You. It’s a romantic women’s fiction novel. And I need opinions from people who haven’t read the book when it comes to the synopsis.

So I’d like to ask you to leave me a comment with your email or send me an email (you can find it under Contact) if you are interested and I’ll send you the synopsis and some questions.

It won’t take you a lot of time (it’s just 250 words) and you have no idea how much it would mean to me.

It’s December??

Every year I end up saying that it went by so quickly and can’t believe it. This year feels like it’s an alternate reality because I seriously can’t believe it’s freaking December. When? How? Why? (Seriously, if anyone can offer a logical explanation, I’m all ears. πŸ™‚ )

November was great when it came to my reading because I managed to read 6 books. I don’t think I’ve ever reached that number. And this year, so far, I’ve finished 39 novels and I’m on my 40th. How are you doing with your reading in 2019?

I’m currently reading Beautiful Stranger, which I find more enjoyable than Beautiful Bastard, and then I’m going to put my Christmas jammies on, stuff my mouth with gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa, and jump into holiday reads, starting with All Wrapped Up for the Holidays, Christmas in the City, and Christmas at Tiffany’s. Are you reading any Christmas novels?

Blue

Darkness was looming inside her, threatening to dig its claws into her and never letting go. Her chest hurt as she tried to take a breath, making her feel as though quick, shallow breaths was all her lungs were capable of. Her skull pricked, her neck tired of carrying it.

A few dark days spread into weeks and she couldn’t see a way out. She tried to combat it, tried to turn things around, but her body felt too heavy, her spirit too burdened.

She made herself coffee and grabbing the mug, she made her way on the balcony. The days had been rainy and cloudy but somehow the sky split and the sun came out. She didn’t want to miss it. Needing a split in her clouds herself.

She sat down, equipped with a book. But the blueness of the sky hypnotized her. A tear slid down her cheek as she felt a ray reach into her and touch her soul. She stared at the sky, her mind paused. That pause was not the victory she wanted. But it was a break she needed. It gave her an injection of positivity, a boost of a fight.

The sun disappeared and her mouth pulled into a small smile.

Dear people!

Be nice to each other. Be caring and willing to help. Don’t sit around waiting to be asked to help. Offer your assistance. Don’t let someone ask you to do something if it’s your obligation and the right thing to do. Be a good person, do good things because it will make you feel good about yourself and not because you want something in return. Karma is watching and it can make you its pet or its bitch. You choose.

And since it’s not even the end of November and people are already scrambling and thinking about holiday presents… How about we make caring for our loved ones, friends and everyone else a priority? And put a big bow on that? On taking the time to care for, listen, offer support, create memories and not just tons of trash with wrapping paper with things that people don’t really need. It’s the quality and essence, not the quantity and superficiality that matter.

I wish you all to have people in your life that are willing to give you themselves.

 

What are your priorities in life? Give me your thoughts. Let’s talk.

Wake up

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Five years ago, she gave him his heart and he gave her a ring. A ring that felt like the most precious thing in the world because it symbolized what they had, shared and promised. Their love felt invincible; it felt eternal. They felt like one.

But now, there was a chip in their connection and she was the only one that seemed to notice, seemed to care. Dates were an exception, not a routine. Affection was superficial. There was no depth, no consideration, no want to improve. She stared at him at night wanting to find what could work and make him see what their relationship needed from him. She looked at the tiny space between them in bed and felt like she was miles away.

“I love you,” she said softly. “I want to hear you say it. I want you to tell me how you feel.”

She wanted him to wake up. Literally and metaphorically. She needed more from him. She wanted him to hear her and listen to her.Β She closed her eyes and sighed. She felt alone, unnoticed, and unheard. Her soul cried tears of blood.

She threw the covers off her and got out of bed. It hurt to sleep next to himβ€”he slept so peacefully and she felt absolutely no peace.

What Books to Pack?!

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Yesterday was the first time when I didn’t have to do a single second of editing and it felt weird. I didn’t know what to do with myself and I kept thinking I was forgetting about something. I didn’t feel like myself because I was missing the story of Taya so much. That’s a good sign though, right?

So this trip we’re taking has perfect timing. We’re traveling to Kuala Lumpur for the long weekend. The main agenda is watching the MotoGP race (huge fan right here πŸ˜‰ ) but we are planning to see the city and have a proper sightseeing holiday.

A week prior to every vacation, I always start thinking about what to pack and at the top of the list are always books, books, books. And some more books. πŸ™‚ When I travel, I love having a Kindle because it makes it so much easier. Otherwise, I could have problems trying to fit everything into my bag.

I have uploaded The Right Swipe by Alisha Ray and The Game by Emma ScottΒ (which is a bundle). I probably won’t manage all three but better be sure than sorry. πŸ™‚ I have also been seeing a lot of books by Cecelia Ahern in India’s bookstore so I want to give her novels a shot and I plan on buying one at the airport.

Have you read any of the authors/books mentioned? Did you like them?