Forget Tomorrow. And You Will Never Forget Pintip Dunn.

 

I am so excited to participate in my dear friend and Golden Heart sister’s cover reveal.  Very few people will ever know what it took to get to today’s cover reveal — the years of writing and hoping and loss — but I am one of those lucky enough to have been by Pintip’s side during her hard journey. And I couldn’t be happier for her.
Forget Tomorrow doesn’t only have a fabulous cover.
Forget Tomorrow is a thrilling story that will live in the hearts of teen readers forever.
Forget Tomorrow
Release Date: 11/03/15
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.
It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her beloved — and gifted —  younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested, treated viciously, and placed in Limbo―a prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes this hellish prison.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself. 

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About the Author
When my first-grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered.

I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D. at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
I am represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. I’m a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. I’m a member of Romance Writers of AmericaWashington Romance WritersYARWA, and The Golden Network.
I live with my husband and children in Maryland.
 
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Writer Wednesdays: The Muses on the Desk

PrintToday, for my GH sisters’ Writer Wednesdays blog party, we’ve been asked to share what we found on our desk. I have to admit it’s not pretty, and I wasn’t sure what I’d find. It’s kind of a mess and not worthy of a photograph. But it does have a nice view of my early spring garden. (The photo below is NOT my garden. I just wish it was.)

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A Tuscan Villa decorated with the Nine Muses and famous Greek Heroes.

According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Greek Mythology attributes Nine Muses for offering inspiration to humans in the arts, sciences, and literature. Much has been written about these goddesses, including cameos in Homer’s Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, Virgil’s Aeneid, and even more recently in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel.

Writers throughout history have started their writing days by invoking the muses and asking for their help. Many romance writers offer bribes hoping their muse will show up for the day. They dangle promises of sparkly shoes, coffee, or fine jewelry. There are entire discussion loops on writers’ forums for how to entice your muse.

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I’ve never worried about my muse, mostly because I’m skeptical about the whole process. But when I was asked by my Wednesday Writer Golden Heart sisters to share what was on my desk, I realized I actually do have a muse.

In fact, I have three.

IMG_3427Muse 1: Karen, The Muse of Passion

Last year my beloved friend and CP Karen died of brain cancer after a long, protracted battle. Karen was the most passionate woman I have ever met, and one of the most tenacious writers. She never let a rejection stop her. She was known as the Query Queen and every day sent me another text with her ever-increasing word count and how many editors or agents she’d contacted. She was relentless in her quest to be published and found success as a middle-grade mystery author. I miss her and barely survived a long, hard grieving process. But a few weeks ago, another dear friend Diana Belchase gave me this picture frame with two-sided glass holding two beautiful photos of Karen. Now Karen sits on my desk, watching me, reminding me of my passion for words.

IMG_3417Muse 2: Edith, The Muse of Truth

No, Edith is not a bondage stuffed animal. Once upon a time, Edith was pink lamb that showed up in my daughter’s Easter basket. Now, she is a symbol of my Internal Editor. She sits, tied up with duct tape, on my desk to remind me that my Internal Editor only has power if I allow it. That’s a hard truth for authors to believe. So Edith’s spot on my desk is a physical reminder that the only thing the Internal Editor offers is lies and pain, none of which is true.

IMG_3410 (1)Muse 3: The Angel, The Muse of Beauty

This past Christmas, another dear friend and CP Mary Lenaburg and I went to Merrifield Garden center in Virginia for a Christmas Ladies Night Out. The entire center was decorated with lights and ornaments and plants. So many things, it was hard to take it all in. But Mary and I searched bins and baskets for treasures to decorate our houses for the season. And one of the treasures I found was this angel. Something about her expression and her eyes called to me. She seemed the epitome of love and beauty and serenity. So I bought her and she now sits on my desk to remind me that even in first drafts, beauty is present.

Now to celebrate our search for things on our desks, we are celebrating our GH sister KD Fleming’s newest Harlequin Presents release, Her Hometown Reporter.

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TOBY HENDRICKS HAS THE INSIDE SCOOP ON GINA LAWSON 

The reporter is looking for a story that’ll be his ticket out of his small Georgia town. With her political connections, legal assistant Gina Lawson could help Toby realize his aspirations. Their friendship is just an added bonus, but falling in love isn’t part of his five-year plan.
Gina’s devoted to her family and community, and doesn’t plan to ever leave. Though she finds her favorite reporter maddeningly irresistible, she must guard her heart. But when a betrayal of trust threatens to shatter both their dreams, will Gina and Toby learn that they share the same values after all?

Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Harlequin

Thank your for spending the day with us. Below is a link of my Golden Heart sisters who are participating in today’s blog party in honor of KD Fleming’s release. Hope to see you next month!

Historical Romance Authors: Kathleen Bittner-RothWendy LaCapra

Inspirational Romance Authors: Karen Fleming, Kristen Ethridge

Novels with Romantic Elements Authors: Natalie Meg Evans

Romantic Suspense Authors: Carol Post, Jean Willett

Paranormal Romance Authors: Kay Hudson

Contemporary Romance Authors: Tammy Baumann, Jamie WesleyKat CantrellPriscilla KissingerLauren Christopher

Writer Wednesday ListAll photos courtesy of Sharon Wray.

 

Unforgettable: A Day Spent with Heather Ashby and Chris Bergeron

Today I’d like to offer a warm Kiss & Thrill welcome to Heather Ashby and Chris Bergeron. Heather, a veteran contributor here at Kiss and Thrill, has combined her amazing writing skills with retired Marine Corps Major Chris Bergeron for the fourth book in the Love in the Fleet Series Unforgettable.

Unforgettable lives up to its title. It’s an amazing book with beautifully drawn characters. Adam, Gwyn, Mike, and Cate have such emotionally touching journeys that when you’re finished with the book you’ll wish they were real, then be sad when they’re not. And that’s what gives this book a special spot on the keeper shelf.

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UNFORGETTABLE (Book 4 in “Love in the Fleet”)

The 9/11 spirits aboard USS New York are back! Their mission: help Adam, Gwyn, Mike, and Cate find their happily ever afters—and stay alive. As the only person who can see them, Lieutenant Gwyn Pritchard tries to help the spirits move on to the light. That is, when she’s not helping Gunnery Sergeant Adam Connor heal from his PTSD—or falling madly in love with him.

Captain Cate Hawkins, has run from her unconventional childhood by becoming a Marine Corps pilot. But when a mission in East Africa goes awry, she finds herself in a race for her life. After burying the hatchet with Cate, Navy pilot Mike Nikolopoulos wants nothing more than to rescue his new love. If the spirits help him save her, they’ll finally be free to move on. But can Mike overcome a sudden fear of flying to find his way to Cate before terrorists repeat “Black Hawk Down”—with a female American pilot this time?

SW: Welcome to Kiss and Thrill today, Chris and Heather. First of all, I have to tell you how much I loved this book. Second, I’d love to know how you two met.

Heather: When I was brainstorming Book 3, Never Forget about Marines on an amphibious assault ship, I realized I didn’t know anything about either one. My husband was the pool captain at Naval Station Mayport and told me that one of his lifeguards had a mom and dad who met on an amphibious assault ship. Mom was Navy and Dad was a Marine. I invited them for lunch and the magic began.

Chris: LOL. Heather asked me if I could help her out with Book #3, Never Forget and this is what I said: “I spent over twenty years writing training scenarios for Marines and never got to use half of them. I already know how we’re going to rescue those hostages at that consulate.” I was so excited that somebody wanted to hear the crazy ideas I had in my head.

SW: I’m dying to know what it’s like working with a co-author? Can you tell us about your writing process?

Who are these beautiful women? Heather with a few of my K&T sisters--Gwen, Sarah and Lena!

Who are these beautiful women? Heather with a few of my K&T sisters–Gwen, Sarah and Lena!

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Heather: It’s pretty interesting since we’re both Pantsers and Puzzlers. We do a basic brainstorm at the beginning – in person before Chris retired, and now via FaceTime. I start writing the book and send Chris a quick sketch of scenes or chapters I need him to run with. It usually entails the bad guy and any Navy ship or USMC technicalities—or emotional issues our Marine protagonist might have. Continue reading

Diana Belchase’s Triple Play–Three Daphne Nominations!

Sharon Wray:

A huge congratulations to my dear friend and Golden Heart sister Diana Belchase for her TRIPLE final in the Daphne du Maurier Contest for mystery and suspense romance writers. I am so excited for her and can’t wait to hold her hand on awards night!

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Unassisted triple plays are rare in baseball—only 15 players can claim the accomplishment. In the romance writers’ world, unassisted triple plays are just as elusive. Today, I am proud to announce that K&T’s Diana Belchase has achieved an unassisted triple play—three nominations for the prestigious Daphne Award for excellence in mystery and suspense.

The Daphne Award, named after Daphne DuMaurier who wrote the iconic book Rebecca (“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”), is for published and unpublished authors of romantic and mainstream suspense, mystery, and thrillers. The unpublished division finalists were announced this week. Diana was nominated for:

Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspense
Diana Belchase for At Midnight

Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense
Diana Belchase for His Brother’s Child

Mainstream Mystery/Suspense
Diana Belchase for By the Skin of Her Teeth

Not only is Diana a talented writer across multiple genres, she is also a skilled storyteller across multimedia. In addition to…

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