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It’s Time.

an outdoor clock at sunset

After I finished writing Dating the Enemy, I collapsed.

The depression I had barely held at bay for months descended. It was all I could do to get out of bed in the morning. Starting another book, even if I had been able to summon the energy to do so, seemed pointless (as everything does when you’re in that headspace).

So I let my romance writing career languish and instead focused on getting better.

It took a while. A long while. And just when I was starting to feel like myself again, I fell and hit my head, giving myself a severe concussion in the process.

I don’t recommend doing that. It hurts a lot, and becoming temporarily stupid is frankly terrifying.

Recovering from that took even longer than shaking off the depression had.

So here I am. It’s almost a year (10 months) since I finished my last book. And now? Now I’m ready to start again.

I’ve got a notebook (or three) stuffed with book ideas—and two entire novels plotted out.

Even more important, I’ve got the itch. Last night I actually dreamed I was writing—lost in that delightful state of mind that is total immersion in a story.

I woke up in a fabulous mood.

And that’s how I know that Amber, the romance writer, is alive and kicking. While other people are lighting fireworks in the backyard this weekend, I’ll be creating literary fireworks on my computer screen.

Wish me luck.


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And Then There Were Two: Dating the Enemy is Available!

Covers of All's Fair in Lust and War and Dating the Enemy

Last year at this time, I was tearing my hair out, trying to whip what would become All’s Fair in Lust & War into shape.

This year? This year I’m celebrating the release of my second book, Dating the Enemy!

I like this part better.

I’m also working on a new book, which has neither a title or a home yet…but I’m certain that 2015 will see me publishing it…somewhere!

Until then, get your hands on Dating the Enemy, and please, please let me know what you think.


Get Dating the Enemy now


Happy Release Day to Me!

all's fair in lust & war on sale

The day has finally arrived!  All’s Fair in Lust & War is arriving on Kindles and reading devices around the world…and landing on store shelves in countries I’ve never seen!

It’s an exciting moment…one I would appreciate a lot more if I hadn’t been up all night with a sick kid.

What can I say? It’s a glamorous life I lead.

I hope you’ll go buy it! And that you’ll love it! And that maybe you might even review it?

As for me…I’m going to take a nap. And then I’m going to go back to revisions for book 2. And then? And then I might have a glass of champagne.

Thanks to all who have supported me so far!

Buy All’s Fair in Lust & War now!



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