Eclipse is out !!

After some issues (because life’s a bitch any chance it gets) Eclipse is out as a paperback and e-book. I do hope you go and buy it and read it and tell me all about. And that you have a phenomenal Monday and week.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye

I’ve mentioned it once or twice (or fifty-seven thousand times) that I am releasing my second book this Friday, May 31. If you are interested in the plot and cover, here they are. But before you get the second one, you might need to read the 1st one and so I decided to make it available for free on Kindle from tomorrow and until Friday. I do hope you check both of them out.

Have a great Monday and see you on Wednesday (I think I’m going to do a short story 😉 )

Eclipse excerpt

Eclipse is coming May 31 and I am so excited, so I wanted to share a special excerpt from the book. I won’t tell you where this part is included in the book—the start, middle or end—but I will tell you that I envisioned this series to represent stages of a committed relationships: meeting and building a relationship in book 1, getting engaged and married in book 2, and the last book will be about them as a married couple. I do hope you read it once it’s out. 🙂

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My eyes follow the white carpet with the white petals strewn at the sides of it, candles carefully illuminating the way.

And at the end of it all, the most beautiful face, smiling brightly at me, his eyes full of love and affection. Despite the room’s exquisiteness, it all fades, it all disappears, as soon as my eyes get locked with Colton’s.

I count down my steps with each that I take.

Just five more.

My legs start moving faster, pulled towards him.

Just one more.

He takes my hand and immediately electricity shoots through me. It’s a sensation I never knew before and one I could never live without now that I’ve had a taste.

I can’t focus on the words; I can’t even confirm whether the person who is supposed to officiate our marriage is here. Those intense eyes that turn gentle as soon as they land on me have locked me in.

“Alexis and Colton have written their own vows they would like to say.”

Colton smiles warmly, caressing my cheek. “You’ve had me under a spell since the very first morning the universe let me see those bright eyes of yours. You were like a ghost following me everywhere I went, making it impossible to erase you. One short, routine moment made sure that I found the only person I want to share my life with. Without you there is no life worth living. Alexis, I will do everything to make you happy. I will give you all the love and respect I can and even more. You won’t have to ask for anything. I won’t stop until I give you the world, siren.”

Thank God for water-proof makeup. My tears start trailing down my face as I listen to his words, as I watch the sincerity and determination etched on his face. The words wrap around my heart, warming me.

“I love you. And hurry up so I can kiss you,” he whispers only to me, smiling.

“I love you and I promise I won’t obey you and will always challenge you.” Our audience starts chuckling but to me it seems as if they are behind a wall of haze, in a separate room. His face is all I see in focus as I continue. “Someone might not believe there is such a thing as perfection but you are perfect for me in every sense. You are my whole world, the one that matters most to me. You’ve touched my heart, soul and body. You are the reason why I finally feel complete, why I feel like I’ve finally found my place. With you I’ve found my home. I can’t wait to start my life with you. I promise to love you unconditionally and to never leave you. I am you and you are me. Forever. And I promise to minimize the use of the word okay.”

“And fine,” he adds to my vows.

Eclipse’s coming May 31

This year has been very busy, just like 2018, and May isn’t going to pump the breaks by the looks of it. Last week was quite erratic: we had to deal with postponing our trip to Sri Lanka for obvious reasons and find plan B. And what a back-up plan it was–we went to the Maldives. After the wedding we both went straight back to work and haven’t stopped working since, so we desperately needed a break and we hadn’t had our honeymoon yet. So two coconuts with one stone.

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I read three books during our vacation: The Wedding Date, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Vicious. I liked all of them. The next I’m going to read is The Other Woman by Daniel Silva.

The vacation sadly ended and now I’m back to my routine, or rather trying to get back to it. Is it just me or is it hard to get back to the everyday you had before the vacation? But I am trying to hit the ground running.

I’ve changed the header/cover photos and am delighted to announce that I’ll be releasing my second book Eclipse, a sequel to Equinox, on May 31. I’m convinced the story and the drama will not let you down. I read somewhere that second books in a series normally disappoint (the second-book syndrome) but I guarantee that will not happen here. I approached each book as a standalone and as if the series ended with it. I will write the third and final one but not immediately.

Before leaving I was working on a draft for my next project, which doesn’t have a title yet, and I started writing it last night. I’m 2,300 words in and I’m jumping right back into it any second. It’s a story I’ve had in my head since I was a teen. I’ll give you more information soon and keep you posted.

 

What are you working on? Reading anything?

What are you doing?

We all know about the post “What are you reading? where you list the books you read, are reading, are going to read. So I thought I would take that idea and changed it into activities.

For me, 2019 has been quite hectic and I find myself a bit tired to be honest. I just need a breather, just a bit of a break, physically and emotionally. But there are quite a few things happening and I’m excited.

What I did?

If you’ve read my blog posts, you know that I re-published my first novel Equinox, which is a contemporary romance novel. It’s available on Amazon as paperback and on Kindle as e-book.

I hurried with the editing process for my 2nd book, Eclipse, and I actually managed to finish it last week. But it took a toll on me—I was, still am, exhausted. I wanted to finish it so that I can order a proof and take it with me to our trip at the end of April. I want to get some great photos with it and of course use them on my Instagram account for promo.

What am I going to do?

When we get back from our trip (we’re going to Sri Lanka), I am going to publish my second novel. I will give you the exact date soon, but it’s going to be in May. I’m so excited!

And then…I have another book in mind. Well, actually I have notes on a few, but I want to write two this year.

I also mentioned that I’d like to do a post where I share with you my experience and impressions on living in India. I will do that soon. 🙂

 

What are you doing? Or did? Are planning to do?

Have you ever been to Sri Lanka? 

Are you planning a trip somwhere too?

What’s up?

I wanted to share with you what I read and did, am reading and doing.

Last night I finished Little Women. I liked the book and would recommend it. But it wasn’t what I was expecting. To be fair I don’t even know what I was expecting, I closed it and somehow felt like there was something missing. I think that young adults should read the novel and they would take a lot from the book. I think it’s insightful and educational.

Next on my reading list is Verity by Colleen Hoover. I love her books and there’s only been one book of hers I didn’t enjoy. I’ve heard the novel is different from the rest of them and I’m looking forward to it.

My husband and I made a short trip to Goa. It’s a lovely state known for its beaches. I was sad I couldn’t explore it to the fullest because I was feeling under the weather a bit but we still had a wonderful time. I found the beaches to be nice but they were a tease because only few people were swimming and if I can’t swim in the sea what is the point really?

We came back and I jumped into the final round of editing. I’m planning to finish it in February and publish the first book in March and the second one in April. That’s the plan anyway. I have to keep reminding myself to keep my head in the writing game and focus on these two books but I have such a good idea for my next book that I’m eager to start as soon as possible. Just thinking about it makes me giddy.

What are you up to? What are you reading? Doing?