OMG! Here it is everybody!
I am beyond excited and happy and doing cartwheels around the house.
It’s OFFICIAL! I write love stories!
I NEVER imagined I could write a fiction book, a novel… until now. I had the worst self-talk about writing stories, until one day, I switched it. I snuck in some lines of self-talk that I was a magnificent writer, a prolific writer, a creative genius.
And one day, back in March, I was sitting outside, and a story came to me. An idea! One that I thought could work.
And, here we are. My novel baby was born.
This is the cover to my first novel. I love love, and what better way to keep it infused all through my day than to write stories about it. :)
STEAMY ROMANCE NOVELS
Now, I have to say that these are what would be classified as “steamy” romance novels. Meaning steam comes off your Kindle or from the book when you read it. Because it is hot!
FUNNY STORY ABOUT MY WRITING
Funny story… my mom is an excellent proofreader, and I always let her run a pass with my non-fiction books. When I was deciding to have my mom proofread my romance novel, I decided I’d take out the sex scenes. I mean, like, RIGHT?
They are graphic and, well, hot! I did say steam, right?
So I printed off the manuscript and gave her a copy of it, but I pulled out the sex scenes.
Now, I will tell you that my mom is quite liberal when it comes to that stuff, and we have a healthy relationship. We’ve always had the type of relationship that is not only mother-daughter, but also friends. And we make crass jokes with each other (heck, my whole family) all the time about topics like that.
That said, I still thought it would be weird to have her read sex scenes that I wrote. So I pulled them out.
When I handed her the manuscript, I let her know that there would be gaps.
SHE WAS PISSED!!!
Well, let me tell you. She was so mad. She said, “How am I supposed to give you an opinion on the book if I don’t read the whole thing.” She was offended and thought it wasn’t professional of me.
Hmm… did she have a point?
Long story short — she was really upset and convinced me that it would be perfectly fine for her to read those scenes.
I went to the trash and pulled the pages out (they were torn in half). I taped them together and reinserted them. At one point, she was laughing and breathing heavy because I’d misaligned one of the pages when I taped it back together, and she was like, “WAIT! I can’t read it, what is he doing to her?” ;)
Well, let me tell you, she loved the book, including those scenes.
The inspiration for Lockdown Love came from the world of Covid-19 self-isolation. And this book falls under the category of romance, with subcategories including medical romance, romance comedy, and contemporary romance.
So here is the cover and I absolutely love it!
You’ll see my pen name is Brisa Starr, and I’ve created a new Instagram account for people who’d like to follow this part of my life.
You can read it for FREE!
When the book is available on Amazon, I will let you know. (UPDATE: It’s now available! And the free promo starts Sunday!) It will be available for everybody who has Kindle Unlimited but it will also be available for free for five days as a promotion for Kindle starting Sunday, May 31!
PLEASE HELP ME!
YOU can help me launch my romance writing career. Yes, you. Here’s how!
If you like romance books, please download it when it’s available. Read it and if you like it, PLEASE WRITE A REVIEW. :) If steamy scenes are your thing, if you like love stories and happily ever afters, then I’d love for you to read my book. There’s explicit language, but if you’re a reader of my blog, then you know that’s not anything new!
If you’re more of a sweet romance person where everything happens behind closed doors then this book is not for you. Unless, of course, you’re interested in trying something new.
As an independent author, reviews are one of the most important things we can get to help our books get out in front of other people. So, if you download it, and read it, please leave a review even if it’s only only a short one.
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And, for my future books, I’m looking for Advanced Readers. Please message me on Twitter or any of my Instagram accounts (or email me) and I’ll add you to my team of ARC (advanced review copy) readers.
Okay, I’m off to continue writing my third romance novel. (Romance novel number two should be available by June 15, too!)