Ciao! Here were are, two Fridays in a row where I need to push my regular post to Saturday. (Starting to wonder if I should just do that every week. Thoughts?)
If you’re a reader, you probably love release days. You get to read the latest work from an author you love.
If you’re a writer, though, you know how nerve-racking it can be. Will people buy it? Will they like it? Will they review it so other people can find it? Will they help spread the word?
I’ve heard many people compare their stories to their babies. I’m a mother, and I can tell you, I don’t feel that way. My children took two people to make, and two people were responsible for how the world perceives them. When they reached a certain age, I had to let them go to stand on their own merit and choose their own destinies.
My stories, on the other hand, I’m solely responsible for. I made them by myself, and I’m the only one accountable for how they turned out. No matter how long they’re in the world (and let’s face it, with eBooks, that can be forever), they’ll never change or grow. Their destinies are in my hands. And that of my readers.
Big distinction there, in my opinion.
So, while I sit here today wringing my fingers and studying Amazon, I’m sharing this post with you. Not a birth announcement, but a notification of my latest creation coming to life. (Gee, now I feel like Dr. Frankenstein. Yikes!)
Noah Crawford is a consummate bachelor—until a one-night stand piques his interest in something more. The only problem is, she wouldn’t give him her name, and he has no way to find her.
A week later, resigned to forgetting her, he accompanies his friends to a casino. Floor traffic promises to be light while everyone clusters at the sportsbook for the college basketball championship game. But Noah isn’t in the mood for frivolity and sets off on his own. No one is more surprised than he is when he bumps into his mystery woman.
He’s playing a far different game than cards when armed criminals take over the poker room. Noah is separated from his friends, and somehow the room has been cut off from security. Help isn’t coming. It’s up to him to keep everyone safe while he tries to thwart the gunmen.
Noah quickly realizes he’s trying to prevent more than a simple heist. And he doesn’t know who he can trust. The stakes have never been higher, and he’s all in. But one of the thieves might have an ace up his sleeve, and that could cost Noah everything.