Harper Dallas is so desperate for the job, she’s willing to lie on her resume to get it. But she has a good reason, and she’s qualified. So that makes it OK, right?
Ethan Young is her devastatingly hot and sexy new boss, and he hired her based on her lie. He’s wonderful, and he’s falling hard for Harper. But office romance is forbidden, so he can’t touch her, no matter what his heart and hormones say.
But when the boss and employee take a business trip to Las Vegas, well… what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
Eventually, Harper knows she must tell Ethan the truth, even if it means risking everything… her newfound happiness, her amazing job, and the man of her dreams.
Her lie is eating her alive. If she comes clean, will their love survive?
romance novel writing
Ciao from Italy! 🇮🇹 ☕️
I have news!
I just published the 2nd steamy romance book in my Young Brothers Series titled Count on Me! It’s sexy and steamy and heart-racing and full of delicious feelings. 💋
That means it’s celebration time! Vino rosso here I come! Or maybe I’ll celebrate with a steak. BOTH! 🥩 🍷
I have to tell you I am having the time of my life writing these romance novels. And I have so many more stories to write. Just today I was brainstorming on eight more novels, including a 4-book series set in Italy. Of course.
So. Count on Me! My newest book!
What happens when you bring together a spender and a saver? Sparks fly!
Penny, a beautiful but spendy biohacker and MBA student, desperately needs a place to live, but only for ten months, and then she’s moving out of state.
Benjamin, a muscular CFO and proud, frugal minimalist, is bankrolling a fortune to retire in his thirties, so he offers Penny a room to rent in his house.
It’s the perfect solution for both of them. Until he realizes it’s going to cost him his heart.
Despite their differences, and the fact that she’s leaving, he’s fallen for her, completely. Then comes the hardest thing he’s ever had to do: Let her go so she can follow her dreams.
Can they find a solution before they lose each other forever?
And if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Fake It… get your free ebook copy here on NetGalley for a limited time! (And if you have read it, I’ll send big hugs all the way from Italy if you’d be so kind as to leave a review.) 🤗
Please note, links are affiliate and I get a small commission if you use them to buy anything on Amazon, but it’s of no extra cost to you. 😀
Hello! For the next month, my steamy romance book, His Secret, is available on NetGalley for FREE download and review! Check it out!
The goal with NetGalley is to make my title available so people can download it for FREE, read it, AND go to Amazon to leave a review. :)
His Secret Description
“What a GREAT romance novel!!!!” ★★★★★ (Amazon review)
If he tells her, he’ll lose her forever.
Alyson is bold, beautiful, and homeless by design. She travels the country doing housesits, and she likes her attachment-free life just fine. She’s a firecracker who’s always up for an adventure, even if it gets her in hot water more often than not. Including her current housesit in a small desert town.
She doesn’t believe in romance, and she vowed to never give her heart away. But when she meets Adron, the sexy, mysterious neighbor with a hard-muscled body, an intriguing tattoo, and piercing dark blue eyes, he’s just too enticing for her to pass up.
She’s more than happy to have a fling without strings, but that’s not what he needs.
Adron is the heir to a billion dollar fortune, but only if he fulfills two special requirements. And although he can’t get Alyson out of his mind, she can’t possibly be the woman for him.
But there’s a reason their worlds collided, and he has to get her to understand. She’s all he’s ever wanted. Her lightness is the only language his darkness will speak.
Can he find a way to have both his fortune and the woman he’s fallen so hard for?
Click here and enter Alyson and Adron’s world today.
*Author’s note: His Secret is a super steamy, standalone love story, with plenty of sexy tension, adventure, and a guaranteed Happily Ever After. Enjoy!
My 4th steamy romance novel, Sweet as Pie, is now available on Amazon! Woo-hoo! It’s a billionaire romance story full of heat, adventure, angst, love, and a happily ever after, of course!
…this is the 1st book in a 3-book romance series. It’ll be my first series!
Each book in this hot series, Spring Hills, is a standalone love story, but there is a light overlap in the characters. So when you read Sweet as Pie and fall in love with the supporting characters, Sax or Jessica… they’ll be coming back in future novels with their own hot loves. ;)
Sweet as Pie will be available for FREE download from August 17 – 21 so get your copy! After that, it’ll be available in Kindle Unlimited for those of you in that program, or you can buy the ebook for $2.99 (print edition will also be available!)
Sweet as Pie book description
Aspen is determined to be financially independent. On her own!
Ryker is a billionaire determined to have her.
But their stormy history will keep them apart.
He blames her for destroying his family when they were in high school. Little did he know, her words back then would make him the billionaire he is today. He still hates her.
Then he sees her years later, and his anger gets the best of him as he confronts her for what she did in the past. But she’s a beautiful woman now, not the girl he knew from high school. And now he can’t stop thinking about kissing her.
But Aspen is living her life, making her audacious dream come true, until disaster strikes, keeping her from the one thing she wants so bad. Ryker can help her.
But she wants nothing to do with him.
Can he convince her they’re meant to be together?
And, please, a call to everyone reading my books! I’d greatly appreciate a review, even a little one. So if you can hop over to Amazon and leave a review whether it’s for my romance novels or my non-fiction titles, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
I’ll be in touch from Italy soon! We leave this week!
I saw this on Instagram… cracked me up…
My Writing Plans!
As you know, I’ve mentioned my NEXT non-fiction book is titled Coffee Self-Talk and I’ve mentioned how powerful this program is in my life. It’s how I turned myself into a fiction author when six months ago I’d never dreamed I could do this.
Good News! My Non-Fiction Work…
We are bumping it up in the publishing schedule and it’ll be available within the next 2 to 3 weeks, maybe sooner! Finally! I’ll keep you posted.
Good News! My Fiction Work…
I also have a writing schedule with more steamy romance novels coming out monthly for the rest of the year, so stay tuned!
The Good News!
It’s July 30, 2020, when I’m writing this. Coronavirus is in full swing in the U.S., and especially in Arizona (where we’re holed up), because the state reopened too soon. Our family has stayed locked down, even as the rest of the state opened, because math.
That’s not the good news. Here’s the good news: As of yesterday, I finished writing my 5th steamy romance novel, titled, Fake It.
That means I reached part of the goal!
In order to have FIVE books PUBLISHED on Amazon before we leave for Italy (mid-August), I’d need to have my 5th one written by August 1. CHECK! DONE! Crack open the pink champagne!
The Other News About the Goal…
I won’t call it “bad” news because that would be a shitty affirmation.
You see… once I’m done writing my books (the process includes my writing the book, and then I go through about four rounds of edits on my own), I then pass the book to my editor.
And, you see, right now my editor is working on my 4th book, Sweet as Pie, which I’m happy to announce will be on Amazon in another week or so.
What does this mean?
It means my 5th book will get published in August… BUT not before we get on the plane back to Italy.
So, a worthy effort and we almost did it!
It required intense focus on my part, and here’s what I learned.
When I focus, like laser beams, my word count goes up.
What did “focus like laser beams” mean for me? It meant not checking book sales. It meant not checking email more than twice a day. It meant not getting on social media except 2-3 times a week. It meant Go Go Go! All day, every day.
I also learned through the process that the intense focus gave me more time in my schedule, either to relax or do even more work. By focusing so strongly, I reached my word counts earlier in the day.
It also created a bit more stress. It’s easy to get obsessed when you’re pursuing goals and want to crack the whip on yourself and everyone around you.
I liken it to driving a car. If I drive fast, I have to be extra careful on turns and not to crash. With greater speed comes greater responsibility — something like that.
I managed it though with meditation and self-talk. I remembered the roses and forced myself not to only see the mountain in the distance.
What’s next for me?
For the next week, I won’t be writing my next book! (Book #6 is churning in my mind, though!)
I am blogging, reading-reading-reading, editing my non-fiction book, Coffee Self-Talk (it describes one of the main reasons I’m even able to write fiction!), writing an email newsletter to my Happy Sexy Millionaire Tribe (you can sign up under my bio over there –>), and I’ll dive into placing ads on Amazon for my books, as well as reaching out to bloggers to see if they’d like review copies.
Goal: Getting Reviews
One of the most important things for authors is getting reviews. If you have read any of my books, whether carnivore books by K. Suzanne, or my Brisa Starr romance novels, I’d be truly grateful if you’d leave me a review.
I’ve also started to become active on GoodReads, which is another place that is helpful for leaving reviews and stars. I’m under the author name Brisa Starr over there, so if you’re there, too, let’s be friends!
Future blog posts — coming soon — 1) update on our return to Italy, 2) 3 Ways I Add Glitter to My Life, and 3) The Magic of the Phrase “I Prefer.”
“What looks like a talent gap is often a focus gap.
The ‘all star’ is often an average to above average performer who spends more time working on what is important and less time on distractions.
The talent is staying focused.”James Clear (weekly email newsletter)
See you later!
Hello, romance novel loving friends!
My 3rd steamy romance book is now available. I love this story!
You can get Save Me for FREE on Amazon (ebook format) for FIVE days. CLICK HERE and it’s all yours. Once the 5-day promo is over, it’ll be available for those in Kindle Unlimited (or you can buy it if you’re not in that program).
What’s Save Me About?
It’s a deliciously, angsty and hot friends-to-lovers romance between Luke and Ash that takes place in the town of Prescott, Arizona.
Save Me Book Description
Luke is a smoldering hot man with a tortured soul. He rages with dark shame from one terrible night, ten years ago.
He swore her would never return to the little town where it happened. He said it would kill him.
But now his family desperately needs his help, and he has no choice but to go home and face his demons.
Then, he does something stupid.
But it leads him to Ash, his physical therapist, and she’s more than a healer… she’s his angel. She’s beautiful, sexy, smart, and just what he needs. The lightness to his darkness.
But she has problems of her own, and the two can never be more than “just friends.” And although he’s dying to love her, he just can’t have her. And he doesn’t know how to live his life without this woman. She makes his heart whole.
Can he convince her to be more than friends and give her heart to him?
If you like romance stories, hop your awesome butt over to Amazon and grab yours today!
An update to my blog post I wrote about here, where I set out to have five romance novels published on Amazon before we leave for Italy (mid-August). I’ll have my part done which means the writing. Book #5, Fake It, a fiery hot boss-employee romance will be ready for my editor in about ten days, but then it still needs to get off to the editor.
Thanks for reading! XOXO