Sunday, February 18, 2018
I'm alive! I know it's been a bit since I've given any sort of update. So sorry for the delay. I've been having trouble juggling things, but what is new.
I haven't written in close to 5 months. I made a vow to myself that I was going to focus on myself and life and try to meet someone first. I thought I may have found that with someone, but it wasn't right. I haven't been out with anyone since, but I am back on the dating websites.
I feel like a failure as a writer because I can't shut my brain off for 2.5 seconds enough to jot down some words. Maybe someday I will get back to that.
The last song I wrote was in January, Wolves, but we will not get to release that for quite sometime. I have been contemplating putting myself back out there again whether it is singing or acting. I just miss being onstage.
In less than a month I am headed to Maui with two of my co-workers. It has been so long since I've been on a vacation, and I'm really excited to finally go back to Hawaii after six years! I am going to try to eat more streamlined until then. Fruit, salads, white rice, etc. I am also going to be trying to get off my ass and work out. I want to feel and look better than I do.
I got my taxes done and it was a huge punch in the gut. I am going to have to pay the IRS $1100 back. Since when is that fair? I paid nearly $10k in taxes already, but apparently that was just not enough. It doesn't help that I have no write offs. I could have saved all my book expenses, but it really wouldn't have made much of a difference.
On the positive side of things, I just recently got a promotion with a raise. I get to keep my same title for my own sanity, but I'm happy my hard work is being rewarded. Also, I've been helping build the career of a "Tina Turner Impersonator" and while it sounds crazy, I foresee a little extra money. :)
A lot of auditions came through for Emerging from Darkness. I am really excited. It is going to be so different than the first narrator. I can't wait to hear the finished book.
Also, totally random, but a lot of people have been telling me that I need to try being a stand-up comedian. I've never thought about it but I know I can make people laugh for the most part as long as they know me. I've been thinking a little bit on it, but I just think my delivery sucks. If I can get it down, I'm going to try to tackle a couple of open mics.
I know I'm just rambling, but I rarely come on here so I want to be thorough!
Anyways, don't forget - if you're not doing something you love, you're not really living. <3 font="">3>
Thursday, February 15, 2018
ABSOLUTION: A Chastity Falls Spin-Off Novel
The final book from the Chastity Falls world is LIVE!
"What an absolutely perfect way to end this series, even though this was a spinoff novel it still felt like it was part of the original series. I loved this book so much I just didn’t want it to end. I wasn’t sure what to expect from absolution but I got everything and more.~ ARC reviewer
SERIES READING ORDER:
#1 Loyalty and Lies
#2 Salvation and Secrets
#3 Tribulation and Truths
#3.5 Affliction: A Chastity Falls Spin-Off Novella
#4 Redemption and Regrets
#4.5 Penance and Promise: A Chastity Falls Novella
#5 Absolution: A Chastity Falls Spin-off Novel
He doesn’t want to open old wounds, but Dennis can’t walk away again. He won’t. Not until he finds out the reason for the haunted look in her eyes. Even if she hates him. Even if the truth hurts him more than he ever anticipated.
Even if it means going against everything he’s ever known.
Because Cassie Malson is his absolution, and this time he’s determined to save her heart … even if he risks losing his own in the process.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Living Out Loud, an all-new emotional standalone from Staci Hart is LIVE!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Living Out Loud, an all-new emotional standalone from Staci Hart is coming February 1st!
Title: Living Out Loud
Author: Staci Hart
Publishing Date: February 1st
Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs
Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry, Perrywinkle Photography
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
A headstrong tomboy; she climbed trees and rooftops to read books from a very early age. Her childhood favourites were Enid Blyton's The Enchanted Forest, The Wishing Chair, Famous Five and Mallory Towers.
Discovering The Hobbit began a lifelong fascination with Tolkien and the fantasy genre.
In 2000 C.L. Monaghan attended Lincoln University and gained her B.A. Honours degree in History and English Literature. From there it has been her ambition to write her own adventures to share with fellow book lovers. Her debut book 'Immaginario' was placed as a finalist in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards.
She lives in her home town in Lincolnshire with her husband, 3 boys, 5 cats (it's customary for writers to own several cats) and Casper the miniature schnauzer.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
For straitlaced Scarlett Rossi, college was supposed to be all about finding herself. But when a whirlwind romance goes tragically wrong, what she finds is much darker than expected. Reeling from the fallout, she returns home, lost, alone, and scarred. Determined to rebuild what was stolen that night, she embraces the fighter within.
With a heart of gold and a smile like the sun, Vance Holloway can light up any room. So when his charms are rejected by the new girl at work, his curiosity is piqued. Vance sees right through Scarlett's stubborn walls. And he'll stop at nothing to break them. Over ice cream, music, and a handful of moments, he slowly earns her trust. Finally Scarlett's found somebody safe... that is, until he falls in love.
So begins an explosive tryst of push and pull between one broken girl and one irresistible boy. Scarlett won't survive another heartbreak. Can their friendship survive a compromise?
Vance may be set on healing her heart, but he has no idea what he's up against. As her walls continue to crumble, grief looms and triggers resurface. Until both are faced with the heart-stopping truth: what really happened the night she swore she'd never love another man, and whose hands are stained with his blood?
Join Vance and Scarlett on this powerful journey of romance, mystery, and redemption.
Use Somebody is a full-length standalone novel.