There is a lot to do as an author and editing/proofreading is one of them. Not only do you have to market your work, but you also have to create teasers, keep up with all of your social media and contacts, take care of the graphic design or at least keep in contact with your graphic designer. Then, there is your work itself. You have written down the world that you have created, and now you have to fine-tune it. Editing and/or proofreading your own work can be tiring, and it can be overwhelming sometimes.
This is where I come in. I can help you with making your work the best that you want it to be. I will work with you, keeping in contact so that you have everything the way you envisioned it. All you have to do is reach out to me, and we can start the conversation about you and your work.
I’ve been working on Jumper with Ali Lucia Sky. It is an amazing book and I can’t wait for everyone to read it. We have been working on it for quite some time and we are in the finally stages of getting it all wrapped up. It’s a little bit naughtier than the last couple of books, but that does not deter from the story. It actually adds to the story, which is why every part is important.
On some other news, I am currently working with another author to start working on her books, possibly in December. I look forward to working with her again and see where things go.
Here’s a sneak peak at Jumper. This book releases on November 14.
Author: Ali Lucia Sky
Editor: Bri Lind
Cover Designer: Marcos Nogueira
Genre: Dark Rockstar Romance, Paranormal Romance, New Adult, Why Choose, Reverse Harem, Dark Romance
It’s so dark in his life that his Claimed mates may never get out.
Becca Grimm is a Legion demon and has known one thing since she was a young girl: she would have a breeding pact. That her breeding pact partner turned out to be her Tether was a dream come true until he broke her heart, and then she wanted to break his face until he crawled back to kiss her feet.
But Jumper’s world is darker and more secretive than he’s ever let on. Even with her guardian-Tethers, at her side, she can barely navigate it. And finding her way back to the light is impossible in a world where wickedness reigns.
Becca can’t say no to the things Jumper demands of her. She loves the things that Tobin wants from her. And she can’t look away from the things she sees Jumper and Crux do together.
It’s recommended that you read the series in order, beginning with RAIDEN.
So, it has been a long time since I have written on my blog. I’m so sorry about that. It was a weird beginning of the year, followed by a hard time with the loss of a job. With that loss, I didn’t know how I was going to earn income and made me worry like crazy. But, an opportunity came up and I just had to grab it. Now, I am no longer teaching and working for a company that is growing by the minute and I stay busy most of the time. Of course, with what I do now, I have slow days and I have busy days. Doesn’t everybody? This time, with this job, I’m less stressed and I have a pretty good rapport with my boss so that makes it easier.
I am working on book number 5 in the Somnolence Series by Ali Lucia Sky. I think for those of you who have been following the series, you will love it. It has all kinds of up and downs within the main relationship that is spotlighted in the series, sexy times (of course), and a lot of things that will make you shake your head and completely hate one of the main characters, but then you come to love him again. That’s all I’m going to say about that one.
We also put out a book called “It Feels Like Home” by Ali, which is her first YA book. It is an enemies-to-lovers romance and completely relatable to when or if you are in high school. You know what it is/was like to know that one person who seemed out of place in school, who didn’t really have many friends, who just needed a helping hand. She goes through some things, then things change for her. Here is the blurb for that book:
Jacelyn Waverly might need a twelve-step program for jerks.
One jerk, in particular, Ky Linley, because even two years apart hasn’t stopped the butterflies from taking flight in her stomach when he’s around.
After humiliating her in her freshman year and starting rumors that dogged her reputation, Ky shouldn’t get a second chance. Still, she’s returned home older and wiser, and everyone seems different now. But with an angry sister, an overworked mom, a father on the opposite side of the country, and a best friend who is just starting to fall in love for the first time, it all seems like a lot.
I will admit that 2022 kept me busy with working on 6 books and also handling my day-to-day job, but I loved every moment of it. I love reading with a passion and I have read some great books this year. I have been trying to keep up with all of Jennifer Armentrout‘s books that she has been releasing and let me tell you, they have been phenomenal! I have read From Blood and Ash, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, The Crown of Gilded Bones, War of Two Queens, A Shadow in the Ember, and A Light in the Flame. All of these books were definitely worth reading and I loved every single one. I had to know what was going to happen next with each of the characters and how the plot was going to play out. I also worked on several books for Ali Lucia Sky. In 2022, she finished Wishcraft and started the new Somnolence series. The first book Raiden came out in June. The second book, Trace, came out in September and now she is working on a new book that is slated to come out in February. I also had the pleasure to work on a book that was so relatable to me and my past, An Addict’s Journey Home by CJ Ives Lopez. It is a book that is heartbreaking but has a great ending to the journey of a young woman and her sister. I also worked on a book for Vic Leigh called A Hot Mess. I attended book events as a reader and as a PA, which was awesome and 2 of my grandbabies were born in 2022. I couldn’t be more blessed than that. I will say that 2022 was a great year for me, albeit it came with some stress, but nothing I couldn’t handle. I’m looking forward to what 2023 has in store for me and what adventures I go on in the books I will be reading. I hope everyone has a great 2023. Much love to you all!
I left home on Thursday after having lunch with my hubby at Panda Express to head to St. Pete’s Beach, FL. I had one stop in between home and St. Pete’s, but it was short, so I was happy. I finally landed in Tampa, FL (the closest airport to St. Pete’s Beach) where I waited for Ali Lucia Sky to pick me up. Her hubby went all out and got us an SUV for all of our things and let me tell you, that thing was HUGE! When Ali first told me it was big, I was a little curious. But getting into the Jeep Wagoneer was like getting into a Hummer. There was so much room! But anywho… we got back to the hotel where I just wanted to flop on the bed and call it a night. I had been flying all day and airports always wipe me out.
It was such a beautiful view from our hotel room. Mostly rain, clouds, and wind kept us company during our stay, but to me, it really wasn’t that bad. Definitely a break from the 100+ degree heat I was coming from. St. Pete’s Beach is such a calming place and I did everything possible to relax and work at the same time. On Friday, I attended a crafty get-together hosted by J.C. Layne. We made fairy jars and cutouts of fairies, stars, and flowers. I loved how we could decorate them however we wanted to and J.C. is an absolutely wonderful person. I had such a great time.
The rest of the day was more for readers to meet authors and attend panels. I went with Ali to hers. All of the panels that afternoon were affectionately known as “The Author Said What!?!?” We all laughed at all the questions the authors came up with, including Ali, for the host to ask readers that were in the audience. Some of the questions I would have never guessed came from that particular author, so I was quite shocked when some of them started giggling to themselves or their faces started turning red. Let me just tell you, if I want to play poker, I know which table to pick LOL. Later that night, we had the “Enchanted Garden Dinner for Authors, PAs, and VIPs. The scenery was so beautiful! Sheri Lyn, Cassidy O’Connor, Jennifer Wedmore, and Patti Spell really outdid themselves with all of the paper flowers, sparkling lights, and soothing ambiance of the room. I sat with J.C. Layne and her mom, along with other VIPs of the night. We laughed, got to know one another, and learned how we all came to love books. I am completely amazed by J.C. and her skills at making miniature sceneries inside lanterns. Ali and I took pictures in front of the flower wall, on the bench, and finally, we became fairies ourselves.
Saturday seemed to have come and gone. I had a full day starting with High Tea Brunch for Authors, PAs, and VIPs and ending with the signing. I went for a walk on the beach before it stormed again since it was going to be my last day in Florida. It was so refreshing to get out and listen to the waves, feel their warmth on my feet, and feel the sand under me. I picked up some interesting seashells and watched the seagulls along the beach. At brunch, I sat with Claire Ashlynn, Danica Graham, Pamela Ackerson, and her husband along with a few VIPs. Once again, we got to chat while we had a wonderful breakfast to which I was so jealous of everyone eating pancakes. Being gluten-free is not easy when everyone around you is eating all the foods you used to be able to eat. But that’s the way life is right?
Next came the signing. I was nervous. I’m not sure why I was nervous, but I was. Ali and I sat at our table, chatted with readers and authors, and were able to see some really cool things people brought with them. Overall, it was awesome!
Sunday came too soon and I had to get up to get ready for the airport. In my usual fashion, I packed the night before (other than the things I would need that night and the next morning) so I could spend some time looking out onto the beach a little bit longer. The next thing I knew, I was at the airport to spend the next almost 12 hours jumping from airport to airport to airport to get back home. I can’t wait to go back next year for BATB 2023!
I am about to start working on a set of books and correcting mistakes on it. That set is due to be released in October. I’m also working on doing edits for a book that is set to be released on November 20. I am so proud to be doing what I love, reading. I have always wanted to do something in the book community but never had the chance until I met Melissa Pearl. She writes under a few different names, depending on the genre. The first book I worked with her on was Paper Cranes. I did beta reading and proofreading for her before the book came out. I truly loved being able to discuss things with Melissa and helping her with her book. I was so proud of her when Paper Cranes became a Gold Medal winner of the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Award in Young Adult Romance. She wrote an amazing book that I recommend to everyone I know that reads YA books. From there, I continued to proofread more of her books. Eventually, I started working with Jo Wilde for several of her books. I proofread and edited 5 of her books. After that, I joined up with Ali Lucia Sky and have been on a wonderful journey with her. I decided I wanted to branch out and also do editing/proofreading for other authors as well. I truly enjoy it and it is the most calming part of my day when I can dig into a book and help make it what the author would like for it to be. Truly an amazing job to have. Much love to all the authors out there creating worlds that they have always wanted to put down on paper for others to enjoy!
I just got back from Apollycon 2022 in Arlington, VA. It has been a very exciting and tiring 5 days for me. There were so many great authors and other attendees that I got to meet. Some of the authors I met were Corinne Michaels, Rebecca Yarros, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Ella Maven, Sam Mariano, B.B. Reid, CD Reiss, and Gina Maxwell. My friend Ali and I were able to attend several different events at Apollycon, besides the signings. The pajama party was neat because we saw some amazing pajamas that people had customized and some cute onesies. We also met this awesome dog, Granger, along with his owner. He also came to the pajama party with his pajamas on. Granger looked so cute! But alas, Sunday came around and it was time for us to leave. I didn’t get home until midnight last night. I am completely exhausted, but bought and received some really cool books and swag while I was there.