Listen to that voice in your head. And never, ever let someone else decide your life’s path.
Returning Home is book 4 in the Return to Me series. It releases on October 28th. Here's a quick look at what you can expect:
Clarissa wants nothing to do with her father – even in his death. But she can’t escape returning to Newport to settle her father's estate. The safe world she has established starts to crumble and secrets she has locked away threaten to be exposed. Meeting Griff, her father’s partner, provides the only peace and happiness in the darkness that suddenly surrounds her.
Griff has built his custom bike shop from nothing into a thriving success. After the sudden death of his silent partner, Griff finds himself in a fight to save his business from the grieving widow. But falling for his partner's headstrong daughter may cost Griff everything.
Brandi has become accustomed to certain amenities in her life - money and men. She refuses to allow the death of her philandering husband to inconvenience her comfortable lifestyle. Setting her sights set on her husband’s very young, very sexy partner, nothing will get in the way of what she wants - even if it means destroying Clarissa to get it.
While you're waiting for the release, check out A.L. Parks's website to find out more about the rest of the Return to Me series and her other books!
Yesterday night First Draught tackled the question of research and writing. How do you get the details right, where should you start, and how do you know that you're just avoiding writing the book? A.L. Parks shared her stories about interviewing members of the FBI, Alexis Anne discussed the pros and cons of writing about fictional vs. real places, Mary Chris Escobar talked about authenticity, and I tackled the historical side of things. UPDATE: Looks like a gremlin got into one of our computers and caused some feedback for a few minutes in the middle. Bad gremlin. The problem does resolve itself pretty quickly, and we will try to figure out how to prevent it in the future.
If there is a topic you want us to discuss, reach out to one of us! We're always happy to take suggestions.
First Draught is back tonight at 8:30 PM EST on Google Hangouts. Mark your calendars because this month we're talking about research with A L Parks! RSVP to make sure you don't miss a minute whether you watch the live or recorded session.
Mark you calendars! First Draught is back this Tuesday at 8:30 PM EST (can you believe that it's already a new month?). A.L. Parks is joining Alexis Anne, Mary Chris Escobar, and myself (and maybe a surprise special guest) to talk about research and writing. We'll discuss how we approach research in our different subgenres, and why it isn't just the responsibility of historical authors to get the details right. RSVP to let us know you'll be watching live, or keep an eye out for our YouTube video after the show is wrapped.
As thousands of romance writers begin to congregate in San Antonio, RWA's annual conference is set to kick off. I've been in Texas since Tuesday, and I've already had some great time with friends. You can follow my RWA experience on Facebook and Twitter. If you're at the conference, don't be afraid to say hi!