Jan
20
2016

Publisher’s Bestseller List!

IMG_2777So this week has been awesome already but last night I got some pretty fantastic news…

The Hookup Hoax made my publisher’s Top 10 Bestseller List!! In the #1 spot!!! Woohoo!! I can’t stop smiling! Or using exclamation marks!

OMG. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

 

 

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Jan
19
2016

Updates

Hi everyone!

Kindle & Nook BestsellerThat will leave you laughing!

Last weeks successful sale of THE HOOKUP HOAX is still totally blowing my mind! I never, ever expected the numbers to be so great! You made The Hookup Hoax a bestseller at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble! To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. I’m shocked, and amazed, and humbled, and so, so thankful for each and every one of you!! Seriously, I know you’ve probably heard other authors say it so it seems phony, but it’s true. You guys—the readers, the bloggers, the reviews, the fellow authors—you make this job so worthwhile and fulfilling. Without you, I’d be nowhere with this whole writing thing. So thank you for supporting me and my characters!

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If you missed the sale, I’m sorry. BUT you can still get The Hookup Hoax for a great, always reasonable price of only $2.99! And don’t forget there are two other books in The Hoax series, which can be read in any order. If you know someone who might like one of the books, please tell them about the series. Or even better, send them a gift copy! It’s quick and easy to send an ebook as a gift. Just click the “send as gift” button and fill in their email info and a short message before you pay! I do that all the time for books. Who doesn’t love to receive a random gift sometime?

 

 

AMAZON:  http://ow.ly/Mx9Vx

B&N:  http://ow.ly/Mxbq1

KOBO:  http://ow.ly/MxbDr

iTUNES:  http://ow.ly/MxbZ1

For me, it’s back to business as usual now. I’ve got a busy year ahead of me. But first up, I need to finish the proposal I’m working on for a new book. And to do that, I’ve got to start focussing on work again.

What are your plans for this week? Are you finally back into the swing of things after the holiday season?

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Jan
15
2016

Kindle and Nook Bestseller!

Thank you for makingThe Hookup Hoaxa Kindle and Nook Bestseller!OMG. Seriously. Pinch me.

I must still be asleep and dreaming, right?

Or did I really just find THE HOOKUP HOAX at number 43 in the Kindle store and number 6 in the Nook store??

OMG!!!!

I was excited for my sale, but I never dreamed I’d find numbers like this!! I’m so thrilled!!!

Just look at this! The Hookup Hoax was at 50 when I checked at 6:30 this morning. I’m next to the Martian!!! I loved that book!

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And then… I went up again! And now I’m at 43!! WooHoo!!!

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But that’s not all… The Hookup Hoax is also at number 6 in the Nook store on B&N!!! How crazy awesome is that?!?!

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I just can’t say thank you enough to everyone who shares my sales posts, who purchases a book, who chats with me online, and who simply just supports me on this crazy journey of writing! You are all awesome.

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If you still need a copy, you can grab one at the following links:

AMAZON:  http://ow.ly/Mx9Vx

B&N:  http://ow.ly/Mxbq1

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Jan
13
2016

One Day Sale Jan 14th, 2016!!

Hookup-Sale-SummerTHE HOOKUP HOAX is on sale for $0.99 on Jan 14th only! If you haven’t picked up your copy, now is the time!!

AMAZON                    NOOK                     iTUNES                   KOBO

The perfect guy. The perfect girl. The perfect lie.

Sawyer Sterling needs a girlfriend. With the family cabin up for grabs, he’s desperate to prove that he could be the guy to “pass it on.” Of course, Sawyer also has a tendency to treat relationships like a contagious stomach flu that should be avoided at all costs. Now he needs a girlfriend-for-hire. Someone he can trust. Someone he could never, ever fall for…

Someone like his best friend’s sister.

Sawyer’s offer is exactly what Olivia Morgan needs. After traveling around the world for the last five years, the promise of a job and free accommodations is heaven. And sure, maybe Sawyer’s a super-hot, charming guy with dimples made for kissing, but he’s not willing to be the guy-or relationship-she needs. 

All it takes is one hot hook-up before this little hoax gets blown all to hell…

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Jan
06
2016

Happy 2016!

Hello 2016!!

Okay, so maybe I’m a week late in saying that, but better late than never, right? I hope your holidays were wonderful. I took time off from writing and pretty much everything writing related and simply enjoyed a bunch of family time. We took walks with the dogs, built Lego, played video games, visited with friends, and ate way too many treats! What did you do?

It’s that time of year again where I write down what my goals are. This year my list seems quite extensive.

  • Exercise 5 days a week—a mix of CrossFit, Jogging, and Yoga.
  • Write a new romance—or two or three, depending on how long each takes me.
  • Rerelease 3 novellas that I’ve gotten rights back to.
  • Release With This Kiss, currently published as part of a multi-author anthology–Magical Weddings.
  • Get more organized—I’ve even bought a fancy new planner. I can’t wait for it to arrive!
  • Work on a new writing adventure, which I’m keeping secret for now. I’d like to see how things pan out before making any big (Hopefully!!) announcements. More on that soon maybe…

So what are your goals and plans for the year?

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Nov
20
2015

Writer’s Life — #Gifts for Book Lovers—Writers and Readers!

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Holiday season will soon be upon us—I know!! I’m sorry—and if you’re wondering what to buy that tricky reader or writer on your list, then I’ve got you covered with a few suggestions. Trust me, I’ve been where you are! It can be tough to buy for that book lover in your life because the simplest idea is to buy them… a book! LOL. But which books do they like? What’s their favorite genre? Which ones have they already read? Nooooooo…..too many questions!

So here’s a few suggestions. And let’s be clear. These are all things I’d like, but I get no commission or benefit from listing them here. They’re simply stuff I’ve found online that I like! Buy at your own risk.

 

 

  • Grammar T-shirt — Who doesn’t like to make fun of grammar? Check out this one!
  • Reusable Water Bottles — Must stay hydrated while reading or writing! I’m currently loving my glass water bottle like this one!
  • Coffee/Tea Cups — I personally love my Kleen Kanteen with a cafe cup. It keeps my coffee hot for hours so I can drink it slowly and therefore consume less. And they come in lots of cute colors too! Check them out here!
  • Quote Scarves — These can be found at a few places. I don’t personally have one yet, but I do think they are pretty cool. I’ve found a few: Here and Here and Here.
  • Fingertip-less Gloves — I have these ones myself and love them
  • Himalayan rock salt lamps — I received 2 of these for Christmas last year and I love them! So pretty and good for you too!
  • Book-inspired jewelry from etsy — There is a never-ending supply of book-lover inspired jewelry at Etsy.com. Go check it out!
  • Throw blanket — I love curling up on the couch with a soft blanket and a good book! A great blanket can be found in basically every price range and at way too many places to list. I did see this one recently and it was really pretty.
  • Book Ends — I just found these and I think they are so cool!!!
  • Journals — Great for both writers and readers. Keep track of story ideas, books you’ve read or want to read, make lists of your goals, whatever your heart desires can go in a journal!
  • Coloring books — You may or may not have heard about this most recent fad of coloring books for adults, but it’s true! And I have to say, the coloring books are beautiful! It’s like every page tells a story. Maybe it’ll even bring on some inspiration for what to write or read next! Check out this amazing-looking coloring book!
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Nov
16
2015

Celebrating the HOAX Series with a #Giveaway!

The Hometown Hoax is here!!! Woot! I love release days. I can’t help it…I have to tell you about this one!! Logan and Tessa were just such a fun story to write. I’m so excited for you guys to finally get a chance to read their story! I hope you love it as much as I do.

TheHometownHoax-coverLeaving was hard, but staying away might be impossible. 

Tessa Cutter escaped her tiny hometown and chased her artistic dreams straight to Manhattan. Now she’s home for a camping trip with her family. To keep them off her back, she makes up the perfect pretend boyfriend–successful, important, and most of all, permanently located in New York.

Logan Ridley lost everything when his Manhattan-based personal training studio shut down. Luckily, a friend got him a position as a gym teacher in the small town of Cutter’s Creek. He’s heard a lot about the infamous Tessa, but she’s even better than he imagined. Except, she seems to hate everything about the small town he’s growing to love.

The chemistry sparking between them is impossible to ignore, but falling for Logan will trap Tessa in the small town she worked so hard to escape. If they have any hope of a future together, he’ll have to convince her that everything she wants has been in Cutter’s Creek all along…

Can’t wait to grab your copy? Well, wait no longer!! CLICK HERE to find out all the buying information!

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Now that there are three Hoax series books available, I thought it would be fun to do a big giveaway—One prize for each of the books!!

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In honor of The Wedding Hoax, I’ve chosen the blue daisy necklace. I love the name, I love the character and I love the necklace! I wish I was keeping it for myself. LOL.

 

 

 

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To represent The Hookup Hoax, I bought this beautiful travel journal. Olivia traveled the world for 5 years and I can imagine her filling something like this up with her thoughts and experiences! Maybe you’ll use it on your next great vacation, or maybe you’ll use it for grocery lists. Either is great!! I’m sure there’s a million ways to use this great journal!

 

 

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And to celebrate the newest addition to the Hoax series family The Hometown Hoax, I’ve picked this super cute purple water bottle with a hidden compartment. Now, why the hidden compartment? Well, they advertise it as a place to store your key, or locker card, or a little cash, etc. But if you’re Tessa and Logan, I think you might have found another good use for that little hiding spot…

“I want you.” His voice was strained.

“I want you too,” she whispered. “But we can’t. Not unless you usually jog with a condom in your sock.”

“My foot doesn’t usually need protection.” He groaned with disappointment.

LOL. If only they’d had this water bottle with them to hold all their private necessities! Or maybe they found other ways to enjoy the great outdoors… Want to know what happens next? You’ll have to read The Hometown Hoax to find out!

Get more information on the entire Hoax series by CLICKING HERE!

Now who’s ready to win?! Just enter the giveaway below for your chance!! One lucky winner will get all three items!

(Shipping is available within the US and Canada only.)

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Nov
10
2015

#TeaserTuesday — The Hometown Hoax!

Today the spider could live.

It’s almost here!! THE HOMETOWN HOAX officially releases November 16th, but you can pre-order it now!! And hopefully you’ll want to after this little teaser… It would personally be my WORST NIGHTMARE!! LOL. Seriously, I can’t believe I looked up pics to make this graphic!!

When you’re ready to grab your copy, CLICK HERE for all the information you need!!

 

A clatter that sounded like metal hitting tiles joined a wail that had rapidly turned into an ultra-sonic shriek, which could probably be heard in the main cabin. A string of curse words burst forth from the bathroom as Tessa charged into the room, a towel hanging vertically in front of her.

He jumped up from the bed, nearly falling while disentangling himself from the blanket. Tessa slammed into him as he found his balance.

“Spider! Get it off of me!” Her eyes were filled with pure panic and her voice shook as if she were on the verge of tears.

“Where? I don’t see anything,” he said, gripping her shoulders.

“My hair!” She shrieked so loudly he squinted as if it would help block the sound shooting at him. How did she make such a loud noise?

“Okay, don’t panic.”

“Don’t panic? Are you f-ing kidding me? There was a spider. Showering with me.”

He leaned forward and surveyed the situation. He still didn’t see anything even close to resembling a spider on her head. She trembled beneath his fingers, but he wasn’t sure if it was from fear or the cold air hitting her wet body. Either way, he felt the overwhelming desire to wrap his arms around her, snuggle her against his chest, and make her warm.

She yelled again, this time so close to his ear he feared the subsequent ringing would never stop. “It’s on my back! Get it, get it, get it!”

Tessa spun in front of him and he instantly spotted a surprisingly large spider slowly sliding down a river of suds between her shoulder blades headed toward the luscious mounds of her ivory ass. Could he pretend not to have seen it right away so he’d have an excuse to examine her backside longer?

As tempting as it was, he swatted the spider and watched as it hit the wall beside his bed, fell to the floor, and scurried away. If it hadn’t been for the distraction of Tessa’s naked, soapy flesh beneath his fingertips, he might have been concerned about chasing the spider to kill it. Today the spider could live.

 

TheHometownHoax-coverLeaving was hard, but staying away might be impossible. 

Tessa Cutter escaped her tiny hometown and chased her artistic dreams straight to Manhattan. Now she’s home for a camping trip with her family. To keep them off her back, she makes up the perfect pretend boyfriend–successful, important, and most of all, permanently located in New York.

Logan Ridley lost everything when his Manhattan-based personal training studio shut down. Luckily, a friend got him a position as a gym teacher in the small town of Cutter’s Creek. He’s heard a lot about the infamous Tessa, but she’s even better than he imagined. Except, she seems to hate everything about the small town he’s growing to love.

The chemistry sparking between them is impossible to ignore, but falling for Logan will trap Tessa in the small town she worked so hard to escape. If they have any hope of a future together, he’ll have to convince her that everything she wants has been in Cutter’s Creek all along…

 

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Nov
06
2015

#FridayReads — Nov 6th

Whatcha Readin'?

I just finished a huge book called The Passage. It was really good and I enjoyed it. You can even read my review of it on Goodreads here:  The Passage Review 

But now I’m looking for something else to read!! And I need your help! What are you reading right now? What have you read recently? I’m open to any genre, just as long you think the book is awesome. So let’s hear it!!!

Tell me your book recommendation in the comments so I can find my next #FridayReads.

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Nov
04
2015

#WriterWednesday — Writer’s Life — #NaNoWriMo

NaNo-2015-Participant-Badge-Large-SquareIt’s November again, which means it’s also National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo for those involved. Basically, you try to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. To stay on track, you need to write 1667 words per day. That may or may not sound like a lot depending on where you are in your writing career and how many words you normally write a day. There’s an entire website devoted to NaNoWRiMo so if you’d like more information, just click HERE to be whisked away. It’s not too late to get started!

If you’re already signed up and are struggling to make those 1667 words each day, here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned over my 4 years of NaNoWriMo participation. I’m by no means a pro, but I usually complete my goal by the end of the month. Whether or not I actually remember to record it officially, is another issue entirely. LOL.

  • Don’t think about what you’re writing too much. Just go for it. You know you have a plan in mind, now let your characters talk while you try to keep up with the writing part.
  • Don’t edit as you go. I’m terrible for this. I WANT to EDIT! But during NaNo month, I force myself not to as much as possible.
  • Don’t delete anything. If you must edit as you go—not that I would EVER do that since I just told you all not to do that—don’t delete the stuff you don’t like anymore. Simply put a strike through it or highlight it or make some other notation so that later on you can find and easily delete all the stuff you want to take out. Until then, leave the words in there for your word count. And you never know, what you hate today, you might love it in a month!
  • Don’t expect the word count to be easy every day. It won’t be. Some days it’ll be like pulling out your own teeth. Accept that there will be low word count days and know you’ll do your best to make up for them on high word count days.
  • Do join local write-ins if you have some near you that fit your schedule. You get to surround yourself with likeminded people who are all hopped up on caffeine and cookies and you might even make some new friends! Oh, and you might get a boost to your word count too. 🙂
  • Don’t get too stuck on a scene for too long. If a scene really isn’t coming together but  you’re anxious to write the next one, put a note in your book for “Scene here” and move on. Keep the ball rolling and the words flowing. You can always go back and write that scene later when it comes to you.
  • Do chat online with other NaNoWriMo writers. Part of the fun of NaNo is the community of writers. Share your ups and downs, your word counts and your wins!
  • Do timed writing sprints. If you’re struggling to find the time to sit and write or if you’re feeling overwhelmed, simply start a writing sprint for a manageable amount of time. Maybe it’s 15 minutes. Maybe 30. Whatever it is, set a time and stick to it. You’ll be surprised at how fast those words sprints add up!
  • Do give yourself permission to write a shitty first draft. It’s okay. Write your words in November, edit them in December, polish them to a shine in January.
  • Do try to stay on par or better. I know it can be tough but there’s nothing more depressing than logging into NaNo only to see you’re 5 days behind on your word count, and that’s just to get caught up to today. Try to stay as close to on par as you can. Better yet, on days where the words are flowing, keep it going as long as your schedule allows. The more cushion you have along the way, the better off you’ll feel.
  • Don’t send your book to agents, publishers or anyone else with eyes December 1st. Just don’t. You wrote it fast! Now you need to take the time to edit it before you send it out into the world.
  • Do have fun! We’re not curing cancer. We’re not winning a war. We’re writing a book, maybe the book we’ve always dreamed of writing! Let yourself get caught up in the momentum that is NaNoWriMo, but don’t let it take away from the experience of actually writing your book. Have fun, enjoy the process, love your work while you’re doing it.
  • Don’t get too caught up on whether or not you win and hit that 50,ooo word mark by the end of the month. The whole point is to get motivated to write your book and you even if you don’t get to 50k, you still have more words now than you did before! Use it as a jumping off point to keep writing even after the month is over.
  • Do become my buddy on NaNoWriMo by looking up hthurmeier once you’re registered! Or follow me on twitter at @hthurmeier which is where I usually chat about all things NaNo.
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