So my baby started 4K today. My brave, outgoing, never scared baby…who cried when he had to walk into the school by himself.
It was a rough morning. But I picked him up three hours later, and he was all smiles and hugs, and then we got a cookie. Because obviously.
After I drove my blubbering self home, I ran around the house, dancing and screaming, “I’M FREE! I’M FREE!”
I did something much less exciting. I worked. Womp womp. But I got to do that work without a four-year-old poking me in the ribs every 32 seconds, so I’m calling it good.
Besides sending my baby off to school, this past week I got the final-but-not-yet-copy-edited back cover copy for Season of Second Chances. And you guys. I love it. It’s perfect, and does a wonderful job of capturing what this novella is all about. Want a peek?
When a storm strands Claire Hanlin in Chicago on Christmas Eve, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Logan Dawes, the man she almost married two years ago. The chemistry between them is dangerously potent, but with nowhere else to go, Claire accepts Logan’s offer to stay with him for the night.
Back in the home they shared, surrounded by reminders of Logan and his young daughter, Claire begins to realize how much she misses the family she almost had. And after a few cups of Christmas cheer, she falls right back into her ex’s arms—even though she knows it means setting herself up for heartbreak all over again.
The magic of the season has thrown him together with the woman he’s never stopped loving, and Logan’s not about to pass up this gift. He’s not the workaholic he was two years ago—his family comes first. Now all he has to do is prove it to Claire, before the snow stops and she flies out of his life for good.
*jumpy claps* I can’t wait for you guys to read this one. In the meantime, if you wanna have a peek at the inspiration board I used while writing this, have at it. Blanket disclaimer: I’m not at all PG over there. I’m probably closer to NC-17. So you shouldn’t go over there at work. Or at your grandmother’s.
How about we make this Monday suck less for one of you? Congrats to last week’s winner of Find Me, Misti! This week, I’m giving away an ARC of Teardrop by Lauren Kate.
Never, ever cry. . . . Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before.
But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth . . . and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined. From Lauren Kate comes an epic saga of heart-stopping romance, devastating secrets, and dark magic . . . a world where everything you love can be washed away.