It’s Been a While, But I’m Finally Back…

Hello, my lovely and eternally patient readers. I’m sure you’re probably all wondering where I’ve been since my last update about two months ago promising that I’d finally have a new book coming very soon. Or, if you’ve been following me for a while, you’re probably just disappointed but not surprised by my unscheduled hiatus. 

Needless to say, I’m disappointed in myself as well, and I’m very sorry for leaving all of you hanging. For those of you who’ve been waiting since last year(!) for the release of High Risk as well as the next installment of The Loft, as well as those of you who are new readers, I know you deserve so much better. All I can say is that I’m sorry, and do my best to explain that this past year–and the past few months in particular–have been very rough mental-health wise, in addition to a number of other shakeups in my life. I feel as though this has been my excuse in the past too many times, and it breaks my heart that until now it’s been such a struggle for me to put out books at a faster pace. I actually have somewhat of a backlog of partially-finished works that I’m cautiously optimistic that I could finish and publish at fairly quick succession if I really buckled down. And I’m really hoping that now that I’m finally reaching a place of greater stability in my life again, I can finally get focused and organized enough to put out a few things by the end of this year.

But as good as it can feel to get things off my chest, it wouldn’t be fair for me to unload all of that on you. So, I’m going to look on the bright side of things and share with you what you have to look forward to from me in the coming weeks and months! At long last, after having gone through hell and back and through more revisions and scrapped ideas than I can count, High Risk will finally be out on November 12. And while I’d originally planned on releasing it as a KU exclusive for at least its first three months, after some debate I’ve decided that a wide release is the way to go. So all of you lovely non-Kindle readers out there can enjoy Kiera and Caleb’s story as well! Unfortunately, due to my various setbacks, this does mean that the audiobook edition I’d hoped to have out by the end of the year won’t be happening just yet, but look for it sometime early next spring.

But what about Tangled Love? Yes, I know that I’d said in my last update that my plans hand changed, and book three of Eric and Tera’s story would be coming out before High Risk. As it turned out, though, the final draft of High Risk ended up coming together quicker than Tangled Love did, and for various story-related reasons, it just felt like it made sense to me personally to release it first after all. But not to worry, Loft enthusiasts; Tangled Love will also be coming your way at the end of this month! And in the meantime, the Nook edition still available for pre-order, now at the reduced price of $3.99!

As for sequels and other future books? Well, as I’ve said, I already have a lot of work done on several books, most significantly books 2 and 4 of The Risky Business Duet and The Loft, respectively. As such, I’m really hoping to release both of these sometime in December. Ambitious, I know, but rather than making any concrete promises that I’ll end up being incredibly depressed over if I can’t keep them, I just want to share my hopes and dreams with all of you. At the very least, I’d like to have Kiera and Caleb’s duology completed by the end of the year, and a satisfying three or four book arc for Tera and Eric (the plan is still for 5 total books in The Loft, but tbh what happens after book 4 is still a little hazy and ever-changing.)

Before this post starts to get reeeeaaaallllly long-winded, I just want to thank you all again so much for sticking around. It kills me that I’ve had so many setbacks, but I want you to know that I’ve been hard at work to make the wait worth your while. Each character I create and each story I write means so much to me (maybe a little too much at times), and it makes me so happy to be able to share them with others. I can’t wait to share High Risk with all of you.


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The Big Late-2019 Publishing Schedule Update/Announcement Post

Hello once again, my lovely readers. I know it’s been a long time since you last heard from me, and if I had to guess what your most burning questions for me are (that is, assuming you remember me), I’d have to guess 1) “Where’s High Risk“? 2)”Are you ever going o get back to The Loft”? and 3) “Are you… okay, Siena? Like, do you need to talk about anything?” And my answers to those would be: 1)It’s complicated, but I promise it’s still coming; 2) Yes, more on that in a bit; and 3) It’s… complicated.

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Quick High Risk Update

Hi, everyone. I know it’s been a long (and frustrating) journey to finally putting this book out there into the world. And just when I thought I’d finally managed to stick the landing with this release… well, it just didn’t go as planned. I mentioned before that due to a death in the family, the release had to be postponed. And at first, things looked like they were getting back on track after that, at least as far as the book release went.

But unfortunately, more things came up that I’d prefer not to get into here. And as a result, the pre-order had to be cancelled, since I wasn’t confident that I could upload the final manuscript in time. I’m very sorry to everyone who had already ordered the book. However, it will still be live on Amazon by the end of this weekend, and will be available for $0.99 for the next several weeks. Book two of the duology is also on track to be released toward the end of July, so at least there won’t be yet another huge chasm of time between releases.

Again, thank you all so much for being so patient while I handle everything that’s been going on in my life. I know it’s been a bumpy ride, between family issues, career struggles outside of writing, and dealing with my mental health. But I’m really hoping that 2019 will end up being the year that I truly find my footing as an author. I still have a lot of fun stuff in store for the rest of this year.

Get Ready! High Risk is (Finally) Almost Here!

Yes, at long last, I finally have a totally-official release date: May 24th. I’m very sorry for not having out this week as I had originally hoped; but although it did take a little longer than anticipated to get everything straightened out in terms of copyediting, formatting, and promotional stuff, but the stars did align and it would seem that 5-24-19 is the magic number.

I know that it still seems like a long way off, but there is some good news! High Risk is now available for pre-order on Amazon for just $0.99. So, just follow the link, and you can have the first book of the Risky Business Duet waiting for you on your Kindle at the stroke of midnight on May 24th.

Also, starting on release day, I’ll be doing a blog tour hosted by the lovely people over at InkslingerPR. I’ll be sure to post links to the tour stops during those two weeks so you won’t miss out on reviews, exclusive excerpts, guest posts, and a giveaway!

Thank you so much again to all of you, for waiting so patiently and sticking by me through all the ups and downs of my writing journey. I can’t make any promises for what the rest of 2019 will bring, but I can assure you that this will be the sexiest, sweetest, and most thrilling year yet. I can’t wait to share Kiera and Caleb’s story with all of you, and I’m excited to share everything else I have up my sleeve as well in the coming months. I hope you all fall in love with their story the way that I did while writing it.

Happy reading 😉
Siena

Here’s a Sneak Peek at High Risk! Plus, Some Other News

Hey there, book nerds! Whew, it’s been a pretty thrilling/nervewracking week after finally releasing Strictly Business. I hope those of you who were eagerly anticipating how Tera and Eric’s continuing story would play out are enjoying reading it unfold just as much as I enjoyed writing it. Just a heads up, if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, there’s still time to get both it and Whip Smart on sale for only $0.99 on Amazon. And for those of you who tore through it and are already wondering where Tera and Eric’s story goes from here, I can confirm that Tangled Love is still on track to be released by the end of September. So, yay!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Whip Smart Postponed Until Oct. 25

Hello, fellow book nerds! If you’ve been following me on Twitter, then you know by now that I haven’t been able to shut up about my impending release date, which would have been today. Unfortunately, while I have been eagerly and nervously awaiting this day for months and months, some serious life circumstances have come up, and I will be pushing my release of Whip Smart to October 25, this coming week. I had originally thought that I could have it out there by tomorrow, but sadly that won’t be happening. I am very sad that I won’t be able to share the story that has been my passion for the last year with you just yet, but I hope you can understand that there are important things I need to take care of in my personal life that I must put before my book right now.

For those of you who’ve been following me and oh-so-patiently waiting, thank you so much for your support. I hope you’re all as excited to meet Tera and Eric as I am to share their story with you.

Thanks, and happy reading. 😉