deftly woven tale has all of my favorite fictional elements: romance, action
and adventure, and a knock-your-socks-off ending.The Unimaginableis simply
superb." ~ Tracey Garvis Graves,New York Timesbestselling author ofOn the Island.
From the author of One Pink Line comes a story about letting go of the past and
finding bravery in the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of
Thailand and the rough waters of the Indian Ocean, The Unimaginable paints a vivid portrait of a young woman on a
journey to find herself—and her harrowing fight for survival.
After twenty-eight years of playing by the
rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket, Thailand.
But her newfound routine is upended with the arrival of Grant Flynn, a
captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while trying to move
on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew Grant’s boat, Imagine,
on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds herself falling in love with him
as the voyage gets underway. But when disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her
courage as the crew is confronted by unspeakable terrors––and, aboard a boat
named for such promise, comes the unimaginable.
hand and fingers were slowly caressing my right arm just above the elbow, and
every time he paused my heart would skip a beat. I swallowed the lump in my
throat and tried to muster the strength to lift my head and look him in the
eyes. I wanted to know that things were good between us and there were no hard
feelings. His eyes would give me the answers. The eyes always say more than the
I shifted my body toward him ever so slightly, curling myself even further into
his embrace. He tightened his grip on me and then continued to move his hand up
and down, rubbing away the chills. I closed my eyes, counted to ten, then
opened them and lifted my chin. He immediately looked down at me, stopped
moving his hand, and squeezed hard, forcing the tips of his fingers into my
arm. I froze. He studied my eyes and then looked away, loosening his grip.
My breathing intensified as I brought my hand to his cheek, brushing my thumb
across his stubble and turning his face back to mine. He shifted his body,
threaded his fingers through my hair, and rested them at the base of my neck.
Just as I inhaled, he bent down and pressed his lips to mine. First, hard and
firm, then soft and exploratory as he parted my lips with his tongue. My head
went back, and my body fell forward into his arms as his hands tugged at my
hair and the back of my shirt.
“Are you sure you want to do this?” I whispered.
“Yes,” he said without a second thought.
He was lifting my legs up onto the bench under the weight of his body when we
heard someone cough.
I'm so pleased to share the official book description of The Unimaginable:
From the author of One Pink
Line comes a story about letting go of the past and finding bravery in
the depths of fear. Set on the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand and the
rough waters of the Indian Ocean, The Unimaginable paints a vivid
portrait of a young woman on a journey to find herself—and her harrowing
fight for survival.
After twenty-eight years of playing by the
rules, Jessica Gregory moves from her small Indiana town to Phuket,
Thailand. But her newfound routine is upended with the arrival of Grant
Flynn, a captivating, elusive man who is sailing around the world while
trying to move on from a past tragedy. Jessica volunteers to help crew
Grant’s boat, Imagine, on a passage across the Indian Ocean and finds
herself falling in love with him as the voyage gets underway. But when
disaster strikes, Jessica must summon her courage as the crew is
confronted by unspeakable terrors––and aboard a boat named for such
promise––comes the unimaginable.
Release date is October 28th. Be sure and add it to your GOODREADS!
Let me start by
saying that it doesn’t surprise me because there are shady, slimy con artists
in every industry. And I don’t even fault the authors who fell prey to his
scheme because we’ve all been guilty of coveting the brass ring of notoriety in
one-way or another.
But I felt
compelled to comment.
When I began
writing novels in early 2009, a few things happened:
·My agent couldn't sell my romantic comedy, Kat Fight (it was 2010 by then, and I should’ve put vampires in it and called
it Kat Bite. I digress…)
read a blog post by Amanda Hocking that changed my life
stigma of self publishing began to rapidly disappear
Here’s the thing…I
went insane when I started selling books. I’d sit at my computer and refresh
the KDP report page and clap like Mrs. Klump every time the numbers changed.
Then I started
to get reviews. From people I didn’t know! Great ones, from all over the world.
People who’d taken a chance on my self-published debut novel, and me...and loved
us. I was truly astonished and a
little bit proud of myself.
So, if I were to
look back and ask my younger, cuter self from five years ago to list my initial
publishing goals, here’s what I would have said:
a great book
said agent find a publisher
my book on a bookshelf or in a library one day
someone other than my mom and sister buy said book
a few more great books
one of these great books into screenplays
Money was never
a goal for me because everyone always said how difficult it was to make money
as a novelist. The revenue was a complete bonus.
But money and
notoriety are the number one goals for some people, and that’s okay…if they
aren’t mocking the rest of us by compromising the system and the craft as a
whole. Can a crappy book make a quick buck? Absolutely. Can a fantastic book
get lost in the shuffle and fade away to rankings oblivion? You bet.
doesn’t always rise to the top, but the bullshit sure does.
All I will say
is that if you want readers to take you seriously, you need to take yourself
seriously. Believe in yourself and keep your credibility in check. Be serious about your writing, your
craft, your work, your peers, your brand, and yourself.
Some exciting updates to announce about my fourth novel!
First of all it has a new name: The Unimaginable. I LOVE this title because it truly evokes the tone of the story in so many ways.
PUB DATE: October 28, 2014 - can't friggin' wait
It will be published by Lake Union Publishing, who also published Finding Bliss and re-launched One Pink Line last year. I'm thrilled to be a part of their team, and honored by their excitement for this book.
Yes, October seems far away––mostly because it's March and there's still twelve inches of snow on my front lawn––but don't you worry! I will be posting copious updates and links and photos and excerpts and reviews and giveaways in the meantime.
Lastly, if there are any bloggers that would like to be put on a list to receive an advanced copy of The Unimaginable, please send me an email.
Here is a little bit about the book that I'd posted before:
This book is exciting because it’s very different for me.
Here are a few reasons why:
·It’s a romance (of course)…but it’s also
heartbreakingly emotional and has left every single beta reader in tears. Which
pleases me to no end!
·The story is set in Thailand and the Indian
·A large portion of the book takes place on board
·There is major trauma and gut wrenching passages
that were an absolute thrill for me to write, but may be hard for some people
to read. In a good way.
·It’s based on two very real-life stories. One
with a happy ending, and one without. There will be details on both at the end
of the book.
Thank you so much for your interest in this book. I promise you are in for some unbelievable and truly Unimaginable storytelling!
What is the Silver Sale? Well, this week from January 13th - 19th, all three of my books are on sale. This is rare. Much like the polar vortex. Let me explain...
Why the Silver Sale is like the polar vortex:
It comes every 30 years.
People love to talk about it.
It gives you chills.
Here's a quick rundown on my books.
This week Amazon has chosen Finding Bliss to be a Kindle Love Stories deal. Pause to manage your excitement, because I myself can hardly believe you can get this book for less than $1.
Finding Bliss is my big girl book. A story with real life issues and no sugar coating. Yes there's romance and yes (despite some opinions to the contrary) there's a happy ending.
If you appreciate the good, the bad, and the ugly things in life that make us who we are...then you will find your bliss with this book.
Today thru January 19th it's only $0.99 on Amazon. Enjoy!
Ah, One Pink Line. My debut novel.
A poignant, heartwarming (and often witty) book about love and family. The story spans two decades and is told from two points of view. One from a young mother, and one from the voice of her daughter as she grows to discover the truth about herself.
If you've read it. Thank you. If you haven't, now's a great time to give her a try.
Today thru January 19th it's only $1.99 on Amazon. Enjoy!
Kat Fight is pure romantic comedy fun.
It's loosely based on how I met my hubby and I always say that if people love this book...then they'll love me.*
Today thru January 19th it's only $0.99 on ALL FORMATS. Kindle, Nook, iTunes and Kobo. Enjoy the fight!
*No pressure to like me even the slightest bit.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Feel free to share the Silver Sale with your friends...or anyone else who knows how to read.