August Update

It’s been a couple months since I updated the blog. I’ve still been writing away, and I know it sounds like a broken record probably to anyone reading this blog, but it’s true. Although for the past couple weeks it’s been a struggle to get through the end of the second book I’m working on. What makes it even worse, is I’m only a couple chapters away from finishing this first draft. I’ve just been… BLAH!

 

But, a writer writes. Right? So I gotta keep pushing. Hopefully I’ll have an update soon about the releases.

In the meantime, I’ve also been reading. A lot. You can check out my Goodreads profile to see what I’ve been reading. Feel free to add me if you’re on Goodreads. There’s been a few good books and series I’ve read, but here’s a couple that I really enjoyed. (Sidenote: A lot of New Adult is sex heavy. I personally don’t write the sex scenes in my books, I usually leave them as Fade To Black/Behind The Door, but I don’t mind them, if it’s not just thrown in there just to have sex in the book. The following two series I think walks the line nicely, though the Off-Campus series I think is steamier than the Willow Creek series.)


 

 Willow Creek Series

 I really loved the Willow Creek series. It’s starts off with Last To Know, which is free right now on amazon, for a limited time. Go! Last To Know is written more from Young Adult point of view, while the rest of the series takes place a couple years later and is more New Adult, with some steamier scenes. Of the entire series, I actually really liked Never Too Late the most, which surprises me still as I’m writing this. Mathias is the twin brother of Maddox, who’s one of the stars of Book 1. But in Book 2, there’s just something about Mathias, who’s quite the jerk (even though there is a reason), that really drew me in. And Remy matches Mathias’ snarky/snide personality perfectly. Remember, book one is free right now.

Here’s the Amazon blurb for book one:

He was just a boy.
And I was just a girl.
But if that’s all there was to the story it wouldn’t be very interesting, would it?

Up and coming band Willow Creek is back in their hometown for the summer. For the drummer, Maddox Wade, this summer was meant for writing music and playing gigs.

Falling in love was not part of the plan.

One look at Emma Burke and those plans cease to matter.

Emma is quiet and guarded. She’s still hurt from her father walking out two years ago. She doesn’t want to trust Maddox, but with his dark hair, smoldering good looks, and infectious smile he’s impossible to resist.

Together Maddox and Emma embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures and first love.
Everything is perfect…or so Emma thinks.

There are things she doesn’t know, and when she finds out the truth it might shatter everything she’s built with Maddox.

No one said love was easy, and for Maddox and Emma it just might be impossible.

This is a Young Adult book. The following books in the series will be New Adult.

 


Off-Campus Series

The Off-Campus series is New Adult. I’m not a huge fan of bare chest covers, (sorry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) BUT I am a big fan of these books. This series is told from Dual Point of View, which is another fave of mine. My favorite of the books is The Mistake. The relationship between Logan and Grace is perfect. He’s funny and she’s quirky, both qualities I love in leading characters. I’ve actually re-read book’s one and two, because I really liked them. The Score isn’t far behind, and I didn’t think I was going to like it as much as I did. It’s probably my second favorite of the series, mostly because I really loved Dean and his “Life of Dean”. I loved his story-arc.

 

Because The Mistake is my fave, here’s the Amazon blurb.

New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy brings you a sexy new Off-Campus novel that can be read as a standalone…

He’s a player in more ways than one…
  
College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…
 
After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

 


 

Okay, that’s it for now. I’m going to keep the following gif stapled to my face and get my work done. Hopefully the next time I update the blog, I’ll have the first draft to book 3 done.

 

-RH

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