Book News: My 5th Book To Be Published!
I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed a contract for my novel FEBRUARY OR FOREVER, and it will be released by Escape Publishing on 1st February (how appropriate) in 2014!
You may know that I have another novel releasing on 1st January, called The January Wish, and February or Forever will follow on from that as part of a linked series of books set in the same small town of Tarrin’s Bay. Both are stand-alone stories, you can read them both in any order you choose (I wrote February or Forever without any spoilers for The January Wish), but some characters do reappear. I hope you will fall in love with the beautiful small Australian coastal town I’ve created that is based on the town I live in on the south coast of NSW, and of course, the characters!
I absolutely loved writing February or Forever, and it was the fastest book I’ve ever written (I’ll do another blog post at a later stage about how I wrote 84k in 27 days!). Hmm, it may even be my favourite. But that could have something to do with the awesome character of Drew Williams. 😉
February or Forever is a small town coastal romance with a women’s fiction bent. There are some rural elements also. Here’s the blurb:
What if your favourite celebrity fell in love with YOU?
Yoga teacher and single mother, Chrissie Burns has a plan: Move into the rundown beach house left to her by her deceased aunt, renovate it, sell it, and move on. As the scene of a terrible accident years ago, the sooner Chrissie can get rid of the house the better. But what she didn’t plan for during her time in Tarrin’s Bay was to be given the role of private yoga instructor to Drew Williams, Australia’s top singer/songwriter who is staying at the Serendipity Retreat during February for some R&R. Nor did she plan for her favourite celebrity crush to fall head over heels for her. As Chrissie deals with haunting memories, an intoxicating yet forbidden attraction to Drew, and the need to create a better life for her son, she’s put in the most challenging position she’s ever faced.
Did you get the pun in the last line? ‘position’ … ‘yoga’ … hehe. Puns play a bit of a role in the book too 😉
I can’t wait to hear what readers think of my Tarrin’s Bay series, and I’m so glad the first two books are releasing back-to-back at the start of 2014. So I better get a move on and write the ‘March’ book, eh?
Stay tuned for more details about the series (book cover for The January Wish should be ready by around mid-November), and subscribe to the blog if you don’t want to miss anything. For now, here’s a link to my Pinterest board with some pictorial inspiration for FEBRUARY OR FOREVER…
AND… stay tuned also for some more good news I’ll be announcing very soon!! 😉
Posted on October 24, 2013, in Announcements and tagged book deal, book news, books, coastal romance, escape publishing, february or forever, new contract, series, small town fiction, small town romance, tarrin's bay, the january wish. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.
Congrats……that’s Jan. and Feb. taken care of!
Thanks Gloria! Yep, all set for the start of the year 🙂
Congratulations Juliet! Five books?! Published! Wow. Absolutely impressed, excited for you.
Thanks! 4th out in January and this will be the 5th. It’s been a big year! 🙂
Congrats on the release of your 5th book – that’s brilliant!!! Well done 🙂
Your February book sounds like a fab read 🙂
Thanks Joanne, I keep pinching myself. This time last year I was unpublished.
I might come over and run myself all over you (for luck) in the hope I’m published this time next year 😉
rub not run!!!! Sorry, typing too quickly 😛
LOL Joanne 😉
Congratulations again! But, wow (!), 84K in 27 days, I am in awe!
Thanks. It was a rather large amount of words! And very little sleep 😉
lol Joanne – if it works, I’ll try it too 🙂
Congrats Juliet – I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to read the Tarrin Bay series!
Thanks Kerrie, can’t wait to hear what you think!
Well done! 84K in 27 days? How on earth did you manage that???
Thanks Coleen! I have no idea. I’ll write a blog post on it & figure it out! Though I must clarify, it wasn’t 27 consecutive days, but 27 all up productive days, though it was only over a couple of months. 🙂