Long time no see, my lovely readers! I know it’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from me, as I’ve just been kind of a creepy recluse for the past half a year or so who keeps postponing book releases and retweeting things on Twitter. But, if you happen to recall my last couple blog posts and more recent stream-of-consciousness Twitter threads (though I don’t know why you would), then you should have a fairly decent idea of what’s been going on with me.Continue reading
Good news, everyone! At long, looooong last, High Risk is finally a reality! It’s been a wild and nerve-wracking few days for me getting ready for this book to go live, and after so long I can’t believe it’s finally here. I want to laugh and cry and maybe throw up just a little from the agony and ecstasy of waiting to see if people will love or hate my book.Continue reading
Hello, friends! I’m so sorry once again for disappearing on you for such a long time. I know that many of you who’ve been with me for a while have been anxiously waiting for the next installment of The Loft as well as High Risk. I’m sure a lot of you were starting to wonder if I was ever going to come back to my unfinished business, and for that, I apologize. 2019 was not a good year for me for many reasons, in terms of my mental health, and in dealing with some family shakeups including the passing of my grandfather and uncle, both of whom I was very close to. I try not to get too uncomfortably personal on my blog or social media in my author persona, but considering it’s been ages in Romancelandia time since I’ve published anything, I feel as though I owe it to all of you to at least give you somewhat of an idea as to what’s been going on with me.
Admittedly, I’ve struggled a lot with feeling like a disappointment, sometimes wondering if I should simply let my romance pen name die a quiet death since it’s been so long. But writing these stories has meant so much to me, and despite the many, many setbacks, moments of self-doubt, and all the drafts they’ve been through before I felt confident I could share them with you, I know I can’t simply give this up.
And with all that being said, I do finally have some exciting news for you! At long last, the wait has paid off (for me, at least), and starting early next month you can expect a flurry of new books coming your way! Well, maybe not a flurry, but I’m feeling impatient with this backlog of finished and mostly-finished books I’ve been working on but haven’t been ready to publish for various reasons, so now you can expect at least a couple in rapid-fire succession over the next two months, starting with Tangled Love! Yes, I know I’ve gone back and forth over whether or not it or High Risk would come out first, but now book three of The Loft definitely will be, in just over a week! Not to worry, though High Risk will be here shortly, towards the end of February.
I would like to emphasize, though, that these are estimated dates, despite my confidence that Tangled Love, at the very least, will be hitting Amazon and other stores in about a week. But I recognize that at various points in the past I’ve made overly-optimistic promises to have books out on certain dates, only to be forced to push back the deadline and then slip a bit into a self-defeating depressive funk over my disappointment. I’m trying as best I can to avoid that now, both for my own sake, and for the sake of giving you guys the best book possible.
That being said, though, I have yet more good news! The Loft series is finally coming to audio, with audiobook versions of the first three books currently in production! I’m anticipating a mid-March release for Whip Smart, which will be available through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. I’ve really started to get into audiobooks in the past few months, so I’ve been pretty excited about this, and I can’t wait for you to hear the fantastic pair of narrators I’me working with bring Tera and Eric to life. So, if audiobooks are your thing, look for updates on that in the coming weeks/months.
Thank you so much again for sticking with me through thick and thin. It means the world to me to know that there are those of you out there eager to find out what happens next with Eric and Tera, to fall in love with Kiera and Caleb, and to just explore the world I’ve created through my stories. These characters might be fictional, but writing their stories and spending time with them is often very cathartic for me and gets me through the tough times, and it’s a wonderful feeling being able to share that with others. I can’t wait to share the next story with all of you. Until then, stay classy, and happy reading… 😉
In the meantime, though, Whip Smart and Strictly Business are currently on sale, and in celebration of the upcoming release of book three, both books are included in the BIG WEEKEND BLAST sale, courtesy of Bookfunnel. Looking for a great new romance read to tide you over until Tangled Love is out? Well, look no further, because this fabulous multi-author sale has all the free and discounted romance you could ever want in just about every subgenre!
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.Continue reading
As those of you who have seen my brand-new FAQ page already know, The Loft Series will be going wide at the end of next month. To celebrate, I present you with the shiny new covers for Whip Smart and Strictly Business! Well, mostly new; essentially, just the photos/models have been updated, but overall I think it’s a sexy improvement over the old covers.
In other news… well, I’m sure what you were all really hoping for was some news on High risk, right? Well, fear not, while there was another slight–if frustrating–delay this week, it should be live on Amazon by Monday. So, yay!
Greetings once again, dearest readers. First off, I wanted to apologize for ghosting you all like that, particularly after I’d said about two weeks ago that High Risk would be available in a matter of days after it unfortunately had to be delayed again. I’m sure a few of you noticed my Twitter thread on the subject yesterday:
Sadly, things have been very hectic and stressful for me, starting around the time of the family death I mentioned a few weeks back and partially relating to that. I’m sorry that I can’t go into more detail, but I hope you can all understand my desire to keep a lot of things in my personal life separate from my author life. Emotionally, things are getting better after a lot of recent ups and downs; the loss of one of my close family members was definitely one of those low points but things are looking up. Unfortunately, that death happened to coincide with a lot of other things being dropped into my lap all at once, and yet again I found myself in the position of having to put off a book release to take care of other things.
I can’t express how guilty I feel and how sad and frustrated it makes me to have done this more than once at this point. But ultimately in most cases it felt like the best choice to put it off until I could devote the proper time and energy to that new release, and I do believe I made the right call this time. I am still confident that 2019 (or at least the latter half of it) will be “my year” as an author; the sequel to High Risk is still on track to come out in late July, book three of The Loft series will finally be out in August, and I have big plans for both book four and something new this fall.
As for High Risk itself, you can all breathe a huge sigh of relief along with me, because it’ll be here next week!
Oh! And before you go, be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions page I just added to the site. I’ll be updating it with more relevant info in the coming months as my next few books are released.
As always, thank you guys for continuing to support me. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Stay classy, and happy reading. 😉
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.
Hello, all. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but due to a death in the family, I’m postponing the release date until June 7th. I know May 24th was still a little ways off and there’s a chance I can have it ready for publication in time, but I made the tough call that it would be for the best to move the release date, so I could focus on family matters for the time being, as well as not force myself to rush things and mess something up with the release.
High Risk will still be available for pre-order until June 7th, and anyone who has already ordered the book will be getting it on that day. (Unfortunately, changing the date does mean that I won’t be able to set up any future books for pre-order on Amazon for another year.)
Thank you all for being so patient. Looking forward to bringing you all some happier news next time. I hope you understand if I’m a little quiet (well, quieter than I already am most days) on Twitter for the next week or so.
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 😉
Back from the dead, assholes!
All joking aside, I apologize once again for dropping off the face of the Earth for so long, especially since those of you who might’ve been looking forward to the release of High Risk are probably wondering where it is. I know that I’ve gone into detail before about why it’s taken me so long to finally put out a book that I’ve been promising for months and months, and to put it bluntly, a large part of why this release has taken me so long is that depression and anxiety have been kicking my ass especially hard in recent times. Trying to juggle a regular job, graduate school, family obligations, and other writing interests outside of romance with maintaining my romance pen name is a struggle that I often doubt I’ll ever fully get the hang of. And with my mental health