Summer Heat and So Much More
July 5, 2022
As temps rise along with the humidity readings, my writing location stays inside where it's cool, but my writing remains steamy.
I'm busy working on the smokejumper story. This is unique among my stories because Caleb and Ivy start off with a wariness between them. Why? Perhaps from her misdirected suspicions of him being a con man out to steal from her grandmother. I'm into Chapter Seven and their attraction to each other is building, but they haven't kissed yet!
What's up with that? Have no fear! Steamy can emerge from heated looks, covert appraisals of one or the other, and accidental touches generating thrills or naughty thoughts.
Grandma is doing her best to push Caleb and Ivy together. Question is, will she be successful? I'm thinking so, but characters have a way of doing whatever they want instead of sticking with my ideas! Time will tell.
Speaking of steamy, the fourth story I wrote doesn't take seven or more chapters for Seth and Alex (short for Alexandra) to get lost in each other's arms!
I wrote this because of my time working in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They are big into restoration in support of wildlife. They do fascinating work. You can visit the National Wildlife Refuges around the country and see the results of some of their work!
Back to my story: I'm busy with final edits on this one before it's ready to be sent to my publisher. Here's the back cover blurb I've been working on. What do you think?
She lost trust in love and affection after a devastating breakup.
He suffers from unrealized grief and difficult family relationships.
They're drawn together by a wetland restoration project. She considers a simple fling with him, but nothing is simple about him. Besides, he dreams of forever.
Can he breach her barriers? Is he capable of restoring her ability to trust and receive affection?
Can she aid in his grief for the loss of a beloved Uncle? Will she help him restore connections with family?
She's Alex Lyon—biologist-engineer with a non-profit conservation organization.
He's Seth Tobias—co-owner of an architectural firm but passes as a farmer because of the amount of time spent working on the family farm with his Uncle Mitch.
Alex and Seth have a wondrous opportunity to grasp happiness and love through a restoration of their lives.
After all, restoration is suitable for people as well as wetlands, wildlife, and old buildings.
We're off to Myrtle Beach SC for a family golf week. Mike's "borrowing" a friend's son as his mentee for the week. Ought to prove interesting and possibly inspirational. Meanwhile, I'll be writing new material and working on future Facebook posts, blog entries, and newsletter tidbits.
Whoops! Almost forgot, I'll also be working with editors on Challenged Love, Consequential Love Series #2, my soon-to-be second published book! Once it's published, I'll be figuring out how to update the My Works tab on my website. The work never ends.
Sadly, my assistant won't be available to help. She'll be off enjoying "Summer Camp" a.k.a. the kennel.
The joy I receive knowing Resolute Love is being read and enjoyed is overwhelming. To think how people are spending their hard-earned money to purchase my book (except for those already paying for Kindle Unlimited) makes me so grateful and hopeful they don't regret the purchase.
Add to that, the time spent reading and getting caught up in Garrett and Leigh's love story…I'm in awe. This is what I hope happens with my writing…you surrender yourself to the world I created and escape into my reality—an author's dream. Enjoy the trip.
With warmest regards,