It's been a crazy few years....and very little of it was spent writing :-(
I won't offer any lame excuses as to why I stepped away from writing for this long. I think I simply needed a break. I'd pushed hard in publishing 7 books in 4 years, so I suppose some form of burnout was to be expected. And quite honestly, my writing well felt tapped out.
So I took some time, stepped away from the industry, and decided to try a new avenue in my ever-changing writing journey. Back when I was in the thick of things, I did mention to all of you that I was trying out a new genre of writing: gay romance. Now, for some of you this may come as a shock. I do understand if my new work isn't your cup of tea. Writing, in all forms, is a completely subjective art. For those of you who are willing to see what all the fuss is about, I offer you my new novel "Heal Me". This labor of love is not the first gay romance work I've written, but it is my favorite. I just LOVE my characters, and their stories, and their friends. You get the idea.
I'm in the final stages of getting the book all pretty to upload on Amazon, so as of now I don't have an exact release date. I will say that I plan to release it before September 2021.
For now, I'll share with you the book synopsis (which will most likely change many times before the release date):
He was such a beautiful surprise the day he walked into my life and became my friend.
I’m a good guy. A good friend. A healer to those in pain. I’m honest, trusting, and by all accounts someone with very high moral standards. Or at least I was….until Davis Morgan walked into my life.
I promised myself I would be a friend to him, someone he could rely on and trust. I told myself the attraction I was feeling toward my married neighbor was wrong. I refused to fall for a man who by all accounts was untouchable.
And then I did. Oh, how I did.
I’m not a good guy. I don’t have friends. I’m surly, I drink too much, and I’m stupid enough to believe that if I just hang in there, my marriage will improve. After six years of living separate lives, I’m a fool to think anything will change. Nothing is going to change. Grief and loneliness are what I know and what I’ve gotten used to.
I don’t need a friend like Merrick. I refuse to let my guard down and trust him. I tell myself my life is just fine without him in it.
I’m such an incredible fool.
His friendship, while unexpected, is something I've grown to rely on. He’s someone I can trust. Someone I can confide in. Someone who gives me his whole heart, even though I don’t deserve it. His friendship mends all the shattered pieces of my soul and gives me a reason to smile again. I didn’t plan on falling for him, but somehow he knew exactly how to heal me.
I will post updates on my social media once I've determined an official release day. Feel free to email me with any questions about the new book (or anything else), and check out my blog for recipes, thoughts on a variety of issues, and a peek into the crazy world of being a writer.
Thank you all SO much for hanging in there and being so very patient while I took a much needed rest. Y'all are the best!