Shhh . . . and don’t you dare pinch me. I’m not ready to wake up. I am having the most amazing dream . . . so much better than the one I’ve been having for years.
You remember that one? I’m sure I’ve told you about it before—the one where I become a published author and share my fictional stories with the world.
Coming back to you?
Well, this time I dreamed that it actually came true, can you imagine. I went online to shop for a new book, and—what do you mean it’s not a dream? Are you sure?
Ouch! Hey, I told you NOT to pinch me . . . and that was a kinda hard, by the way. But wow . . . look at that.
You’re right. This isn’t a dream. I’m a published author! I did it!
And I’m still sane . . . for the most part.
Sure, my family and friends will probably tell you I’m not . . . or that I made them crazy along the way with my obsession for perfection and my self-imposed deadlines. But you’re not gonna believe them.
You’re not . . . are you?
Okay. Just checking. Phew . . .
Anyway, this has been such an exciting journey filled with many opportunities to grow—both as a writer and an individual—and I’m glad you’ve allowed me share the experience with you. Both the highs and the painful lows.
But I’ve weathered those storms, pushed through the times I felt defeated, and finally made it to the port of Published Author. And I’m just getting started.
What’s next, you ask?
My journey continues, of course! I’m entering a new phase of the publishing industry as an indie author-entrepreneur and learning so much more that I did as an aspiring author.
There’s a lot of work to be done. No time now to sit and chat—we need to keep moving! And I already have a few great stories and lessons to tell you about along the way.
Next stop . . . best-selling author.
I’m sure the road will be bumpy with lots of steep hills, but I’m determined to get there! Fasten your seatbelt and come along with me as I share the challenges, frustrations, and excitement of being an indie author-entrepreneur.
See you soon!~CJ
I am so excited!
My debut novel is back from my editor and ALMOST ready to share with the world!
Two Hearts: Beyond Control is set to release in October. It is the first book in the Two Hearts Trilogy that I’ve been working on . . . forever.
Okay, maybe not quite that long. But I’ve put in a LOT of hard work, and we are only two short months away from seeing my dream come true!
So far, I am getting GREAT responses from early readers, and I can’t wait to share this sexy story with everyone!
In the meantime, here’s a little tease of what’s to come . . .
Two Hearts: Beyond Control
Danielle DeLaney will do whatever it takes to reclaim the heart of the only man she’s ever loved.
Her marriage has gone stale, her husband barely notices her, and her boring sex life . . . well, let’s just say that’s about to change.
Armed with a new attitude, some sexy lingerie, and a few special surprises for Will, Danni has a plan to spice things up in the bedroom—or whatever room they happen to be in—and discover the soul-searing passion she’s always longed for.
Of course, things never go as planned.
Will’s erratic behavior and lack of cooperation challenge Danni at every turn, leaving her frustrated and alone . . . until she meets Nico. Tall, dark and sinfully sexy, his playful charm is impossible to resist.
Determined to honor her commitment to Will—that promise she made to be faithful—Danni attempts to deny her uncontrollable attraction to Nico. But his persuasive powers and sudden presence in every aspect of her life can only lead to trouble.
The harder Danni fights to save her marriage, the more Will seems to push her away, and the deeper she falls under Nico’s addictive spell.
Torn between the love of her life and the man of her dreams, Danni struggles to make a choice she can live with . . . despite what it means giving up.
When it comes to love and affairs of the heart, some things are Beyond Control.
© CJ Andrews, Daydreamer Press, 2016. All rights reserved.