Heya, friends and fellow wordsmiths! Welcome back! I’ve had quite the exciting week, but I’ll share more on that after another excerpt from Steeped in Love! Ya ready? Here we go!
Continuing from where we left off….
Ethan missed those days—when his fingers could barely keep pace with the words flowing from his brain. It was hell to find inspiration when you knew what you were writing would tank before it even hit the shelves. Releasing a heavy sigh, he rubbed his temples. He could be bitter and cynical all he wanted, but the fact of the matter was that he needed to rebrand himself if he had a hope in Hades of selling anything. He’d still be a thriller author, but his stories were about to take on an entirely different spin. Every successful book nowadays had ‘girl’ in the title: Gone Girl, The Good Girl, The Girl on the Train…The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
He glanced up, suddenly curious beyond all reason if Addie had any tattoos. She didn’t. At least not from his angle. But even more intriguing, she wasn’t sitting alone anymore.
Here’s the blurb:
Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate.
Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.
Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.
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So, about my exciting week. For starters, I became acquainted with my new car–a 2016 Subaru Forester named Bubba Gump! I picked him up on Thursday and we’ve been inseparable ever since. He has air conditioning, a CD player, satellite radio, a back-up camera, even heated seats! Welcome to the modern world, moi! In other exciting news, I’m packing (*giggles* Okay, at least thinking about packing) for my trip to Connecticut next weekend for Fiction Fest! I’ve always wanted to go to Connecticut, mainly because of its connection to Gilmore Girls, so this conference (and my new car!) have given me the perfect reasons to take a road trip! But the ultimate reason why I’m going to Fiction Fest? My fabulous friend, Kristan Higgins, will be there, and we’re going on a date Friday night! *dances* Oh, and of course I’ll be pitching to agents and editors while I’m there, schmoozing with fellow authors, and doing a whole bunch of other amazing things, no doubt! I can’t wait! Have a wonderful week, my friends! 🙂