#5forFriday: New Covers and Spring Days

It's been a bit since I've done a #5forFriday post because I've been off writing all of the books for you guys (seriously, I've written like 40,000 words in the last 10 days). In honor of getting over the hump of book 2 in the Matchmaker of Edinburgh series, I'm bringing #5forFriday back. Here we go! 1) I got to reveal the beautiful cover for my upcoming Scottish historical romance, The Look of Love, this week. If you missed it, here are all of the details, plus this is the cover. 😍

2) Last Sunday was the first hot day of the spring here in NYC, so I headed to Washington Square Park with Laura von Holt and her friend and business partner Luke. True to New York, there was a flash rainstorm, and we wound up having to run for cover under a twee blanket along with the tipsy picnickers next to us who kept yelling "Save the vodka!" and "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!"

3) I've been reading down my TBR pile and last week I blew through Adriana Anders' Under Her Skin. It was wonderful, and I highly recommend it with the caution that if you've got triggers for partner abuse you might want to proceed with caution. Look for a longer post about what I've been reading coming soon.

4) Now that I've finished all of the Great British Bake Off, I asked Facebook for recommendations for a new low drama/high entertainment show to watch while cooking and got a LOT of responses back. You guys have plenty to say about TV shows (especially British ones). Looks like I have a lot of show watching to do.

5) This is my second week of being a full-time writer, at least for the time being, and I'm continually amazed by the wonderful support of friends reaching out. It's an odd thing to go from working a day job and being a writer to just focusing on fiction. The way you structure your entire day changes, and what you feel like you should be doing vs. what you actually should be doing also shift. The people checking in on me to offer support and make sure I'm doing things like taking lunch breaks has been really touching.