Yesterday I sent out a newsletter announcing the release of my new romance series, Searching for Love. The series is complete, and the first book, Falling for You, is FREE everywhere. There’s also a bundle of all 4 books in the series, which costs less than buying all 4 books separately.
One thing to know about this series is that it was originally published under my pen name, Noelle Stevens. I’ve decided to focus solely on writing books under my name rather than my pen name, and I’m super-excited to focus on producing lots of books this year!
Searching for Love Book Description
A MODERN CINDERELLA STORY
Falling for You is Book 1 of 4 in the Searching for Love romance series.
Newly divorced and deeply wounded, all Reese Montgomery wants is to find true love. After her ex-husband tells her she no longer measures up and then unceremoniously dumps her, she realizes her background–a father in prison, an alcoholic mother–makes her undesirable. When she meets Brody Ford on a beach in Malibu, her attraction is instant, as is her certainty that they are all wrong for each other.
Brody, a self-made man from a close-knit family, is lonely. After losing the woman he loves in a car accident, he believes he’ll never love again. When a chance encounter brings Reese into his life, something about her touches him. And he wants more. But her reluctance to open her heart forces him to work harder to win her over than he’s ever had to work before.
Will they be able to heal the hurts each carries, or are they too wounded to find the love they’re searching for?
Falling for You is a sweet contemporary romance.
I hope your December is going well and that you’re not too stressed with all your holiday preparations! In my last blog post I said my goal was to release Retribution by the end of the year. Well, it’s taking longer to write than I’d planned, so it won’t be released by the end of the year, and now I’m shooting for a January release.
I’ve been taking a little time off to spend with family, which has put me behind, but nothing’s more important than family! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
I’m working on the follow-up book to Witness, titled Retribution. My goal is to release it before the end of the year. Make sure to sign up for my mailing list so you’ll be notified the moment it’s released. In addition, if you sign up for my mailing list, I’ll send you both No Way Out and Suspicions, my two standalone suspense novels. Sign up by clicking HERE.
My new suspense novel, Witness, is available! This is the first book in a 2-book series. For the next 90 days it will be available in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, so anyone who belongs to KU can borrow Witness for FREE. Because Amazon requires authors to be exclusive to Amazon while their books are in the KU program, for the next 90 days Witness will only be available on Amazon. After that time it will be available everywhere. The print version is also available.
Only one more week until Daring Hearts is released! Daring Hearts includes my latest suspense novel, Witness, and in case you haven’t heard, the Daring Hearts authors added 6 additional authors to the boxed set. That means you can now get 14 books for just .99 cents! Pre-order your copy today!
Now, enjoy a sneak peek of Witness.
I finished wiping down the tables at the fast food restaurant where I worked—Patty Melt Burgers and Shakes—then turned to my manager, Steven. “All done with the tables. Anything else before I go home?”
“Thanks, Courtney. After you take out the trash you can leave.”
It wasn’t my favorite task, but someone had to do it, and everyone else had already left for the night. “Okay.” Eager to finish up and go home, I gathered the trash, then headed out the back of our store. The early spring air was chilly, but I didn’t mind. I loved this time of year. Especially when it meant there was only about a month left in the semester. This was my second semester at college, and though I was enjoying it, I’d found it to be more demanding than high school.
The dumpster was in the alley behind our store, and having done this chore countless times before, I walked with confidence. But this time something was different. A scuffling sound in the nearby alley floated on the air. Tossing the trash into the dumpster, I wondered what was going on. From where I stood I couldn’t see anything. Then I heard a distinct cry for help.
Fear rocketed up my spine and straight to my heart. The darkness seemed to close around me as my ears vibrated with the sounds of distress coming from the alley.
Terrified to face whatever was happening nearby alone, I ran back into Patty Melt Burgers and Shakes and yelled to Steven that someone needed help. Then I dashed back outside. Conflicted about my next move—what if I got hurt? What if I could have stopped someone else from getting hurt?—my mind screamed at me to do something.
You have to see what’s happening, Courtney. Go. Go now.
Another cry for help broke the silence, and though my heart pounded a warning, I raced in the direction of the sound.
Steven was slow to follow, and I reached the end of the alley well before he did. I turned the corner, and in the dim light I saw two men fighting. To be precise, one man was on the ground and the other man was pummeling him.
I came to a halt at the corner of the building that led to the alley, about twenty feet from the fighting men. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I looked in the direction of Patty Melt Burgers and Shakes to see where my manager was. Trotting towards me, he seemed to be moving as fast as he could, but he wasn’t exactly in tip-top shape.
Motioning frantically for him to hurry, I turned back to the fighting men. Worried that someone might get seriously hurt, I wanted them to stop, but just as I opened my mouth to yell at them, I saw something shiny grasped in the fist of the man on top. To my utter horror, he plunged it straight into the man on the ground, who let out a strangled cry.
On instinct, I screamed, “Nooo!”
The man with the knife lifted his head and looked right at me. And in the light from the streetlamp, I recognized him.
Pre-order your copy of Daring Hearts today! Witness can be purchased by itself in the beginning of September, when Daring Hearts is no longer available.
Now that Lily’s Story is complete, I’ve begun writing a new suspense series. I’m working on the first book now, titled Witness. It will be available in August. You can see the progress of the book on the right-hand side of my website. Once I’m closer to finishing the book, I’ll post more information about it, but if you like my suspense stories, you’ll like this one!
I wanted to update everyone to let you know that “Life Imperfect” is currently with beta readers and will be released soon! For the first 24 hours after it’s released, the price will be $2.99. After that it will go up to $3.99. If you want to be notified when it’s available so you can take advantage of this price reduction (and to get my two standalone suspense novels for FREE), sign up for my newsletter. You can do that by clicking HERE.
If you’re a fan of the Lily’s Story series, I think you’ll like this book!
I’m excited to show you the cover for Life Imperfect (Lily’s Story, Book 4). I’m about halfway done writing the novel and expect to release it sometime in March. I hope you’re excited to read more of Lily’s story!
When I release it, I’ll offer it for a discounted price for the first 24 hours, so make sure to sign up for my newsletter so that you can take advantage of the savings for that brief period. You can sign up by clicking HERE. If you sign up for my newsletter you’ll also receive my two standalone suspense novels for free.
Happy January! I love this time of year–it feels so fresh and new.
I have two pieces of news to share with my wonderful readers. First, I’m now giving away my two standalone suspense novels (No Way Out and Suspicions) to anyone who signs up for my newsletter. You can get in on this by clicking HERE.
The second piece of news is that I’m currently writing a 4th book in the Lily’s Story series. You can track my progress on the right-hand side of my website as I update it every day that I write. I expect to have the book out sometime in March.
I’d like to wish each of you a fantastic New Year!
“The Other Morgan” is done and ready for you to read! All the links are below. The description is at the end of this post.
The Other Morgan (a parallel story) is a follow-up novel to the Parallel Trilogy and is meant to be read after you’ve read the entire trilogy. This book description contains spoilers for the trilogy.
Morgan Campbell has always followed the rules–regular weigh-ins, only eating what she’s supposed to–all in an effort to guarantee she’s never noticed by the Enforcers, the people who make sure all citizens obey the law. So when a boy she’s never met before tells her that Enforcers are hunting for her and that she needs to go with him, she doesn’t hesitate. To her horror, she discovers that another girl named Morgan–a girl from a parallel world–has spent two months impersonating her and has made enemies in high places.
When Morgan is taken in by Nick, the leader of a resistance group, she is forced to come to grips with the destruction that has become her life. Not only are Enforcers eager to capture her, but everyone believes she is the one who has suffered at the hands of the Enforcers and then escaped not once, but twice, from the Federally Assisted Thinning centers where the Morgan from the parallel world was locked up.
Can she get her life back? Or will she find herself paying for the mistakes of the girl who pretended to be her?
The Other Morgan does not contain any profanity or sexual content.