So last week was the release day for a fun new book by two of my friends. Theresa Paolo (writing as Tessa Marie) and Cassie Mae (writing as Becca Ann). I love both of the ladies and even got to meet them for real—not just online!
And I also get to read lots of their stories. Ones that have been published and ones that will be published.
Their first collaboration—King Sized Beds and Happy Trails (that title alone has to peak your interest, and you can read the story blurb below) got me thinking about how lucky I am.
I started this blog in September 2011, and I’ll admit it was kind of lame. (Blogging definitely has a learning curve.) I’d read in other blogs about writers who had these great critique partners and lots of writer friends.
But I had none. And I was kinda jealous of that. But it’s not like I was going to run out there and say, will you be my friend? (Even if that would’ve worked, I probably wouldn’t have done it.)
Then I met this writer in early winter 2011 and we beta’ed each other’s stories. Then I met more writers. And I met Cassie Mae at the beginning of 2012. Then Theresa a few months later. And then they let me start reading their work.
Now a few years later, I know a ton of writers. Some who are like me and haven’t been published yet. But so many more who have published with traditional houses (or are on their way there.) And many who’ve successfully self-published.
It’s so cool to know all these awesome authors. They’ve helped me grow as a writer, and I get to read all these terrific stories, like King Sized Beds and Happy Trails. And eventually, when I am published, I’ll have some terrific resources who’ll help me get through the whole process. 🙂
So I hope you all have those supportive writer friends too. And if you don’t yet, have patience because it doesn’t happen overnight.
King Sized Beds and Happy Trails by Becca Ann and Tessa Marie
Lexie Boggs needs out of her house… away from her alcoholic mother and far away from the “white trash” label that’s been smacked across her chest. She’s saved every penny from her multiple jobs so she can dart out of there as soon as she graduates. But there’s something else she wants so badly she’s willing to spend every dime she has. Her senior class trip and the chance to seduce the senior hottie, Sean Dixon.
Ryan Parker knows how much college means to his best friend, Lexie. He also knows Sean is a player on a search for how many girls he can get in his bed. So instead of letting Lexie drain out her piggy bank, he forks out the dough to get her on the senior ski trip. Not only because she’s his best friend, but because he’s face-planted in love with her.
When Ryan and Lexie get jammed in the same cabin, with one king-sized bed and a whole lot of history, Ryan fights to keep his feelings hidden, while Lexie discovers some of hers