Archive for the month “May, 2014”

The TRUE blue Virtual Tour is Underway!

Follow along for insights into the writing, interviews, reviews and an opportunity to win a $20.00 Gift Card from Amazon! It starts today with the kickoff and a Meet and Greet.  Enjoy!

TRUE blue Virtual Book Tour

May 30th through July 11th

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Follow along for reviews and insights into the writing of TRUE blue and enter to win a $20.00 Amazon Gift Certificate!

May 30 – Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Kick Off
June 1 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Interview
June 2 – Simplistic Reviews – Excerpt
June 3 – My Devotional Thoughts – Excerpt
June 4 – Sarah Says Read Romance – Review
June 8 – The Book Diva’s Read – Excerpt
June 9 – The Avid Book Collector – Excerpt
June 10 – A Life Through Books – Interview
June 11 –  Pure Jonel – Guest Post
June 16 – Indie Authors You Want to Read – Excerpt
June 17 – Texas Book Nook – Review
June 18 – Book Suburbia– Excerpt
June 23 – What Is That Book About – Guest Post
June 24 – Let’s Get Booked – Excerpt
June 25 – Books A To Z – Interview
June 30 – Mythical Books – Guest Post
July 1 – Books are Love – Review
July 2 – Bookish Lover – Review
July 3 – Mommasez… – Review
July 3 – Sweet and Spicy Books – Excerpt
July 4 – Amazeballs Book Addicts – Review
July 8 – The Book Faery Reviews – Guest Post
July 9 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
July 10 – Books are Love – Review
July 10 – Books Direct – Excerpt
July 11 – RABT Reviews – Wrap Up
For a sampling of TRUE blue, Click HERE.

TRUE blue (DeLuca Family 3) is Now Available at All Major eRetailers!

Or, I could just as easily title this post: “Following the writing schedule and meeting the deadline!”

Available May 16th from musapublishing.com, Amazon.com, and all major eBook Retailers

Available May 16th from musapublishing.com, Amazon.com, and all major eBook Retailers

I am thrilled to announce that TRUE blue released on schedule on Friday, May 16th.  This one was a tough one to pull off.  When I started writing the book last September, I didn’t realize how involved it was going to get, or the obstacles that would be put in my path along the way.  However, when my publisher gave me the release date of May 16th, I knew I had to finish the book on time so I could meet the date.  You see, that is my father’s birthdate, and although he passed away almost ten years ago now, I felt that the date was a sign that yes, I did needed to finish this book and get it out there. But a May 16th release date meant a February 15th completed clean draft date so I could get it to my editor and we could work through the edits and get it to my publisher by their March 16th deadline.

A lot happened between September and February 15th: the major family holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s; a debilitating illness; and the death of a very dear family member.  Through it all, though, I knew I had to keep working, meeting the weekly page schedule that I set for myself in the beginning of the writing. It wasn’t always easy. There were times when the last thing I wanted to do was sit my butt down in the chair and write.  However, when one has a goal the only way to reach it is to keep plugging along.  And, as of February 5th, I had another reason to complete the book–I had a very dear sister-in-law who was taken too early that I wanted to dedicate it to.

So yes, the book is here, and as the author, I am even more thrilled that it is all and even more than I imagined it would be.  TRUE blue continues the story of the DeLuca Family and deals with love and abiding friendship while tackling a twenty-four year old murder mystery.  There’s also a little steam in it to spice it up. And if you haven’t read DeLuca Family 1 and 2 (heartbeats and ICE blue), don’t be dismayed. You can enjoy TRUE blue as a stand alone novel, too!

So for now, Happy Reading while I celebrate. Although, I must say, the next book is already percolating in my head.  Ah, the life of a writer :-).

TRUE blue (DeLuca Family)

Sometimes we must revisit the past to embrace our future.

Twenty-four years ago, the murder of a Chicago police officer changed Joey DeLuca’s life.  He lost his best friend and first love, Meghan McConnell, when her mother whisked her out of town.  Now, on the eve of another officer’s death, Meghan is back and about to step into his life again.

There is very little gray in Joey’s line of work as a Lt. Detective–it is either black or white, right or wrong. But Meghan’s insistence on finding answers to her father’s murder threatens those beliefs and throws his marriage to CPD Detective Andi, his career, and the entire DeLuca family in jeopardy when new revelations come to light.

Can Joey save his marriage, solve the murder, and keep his family together all at the same time?

BUY LINKS:

MusaPublishing.com

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble Nook

Smashwords

EXCERPT: Click HERE

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