Good Morning Monday – Merry Christmas!!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY DECEMBER, HAPPY SUNDAY!

I’ve had another busy week! My kids finished school for the year, which means all sport is on break as well. Except for my daughter’s CrossFit and barbell classes – they’ll go all year. But tennis and basketball is over until the new year!  I’ve been busy with first and second round edits of Switched this week, and have been adding some words to my new WIP as well. Oh, and did you notice my blog posts have a pretty new design? I thought it matched in better with my website 🙂

The word count on my WIP has stalled at 14K while edits are going on, but I’m hoping to add some more this week.  I can now tell you all that my WIP, instead of calling “my WIP” has a title, and that title is Imago.  Pronounced imargo, it is the story of a lepidtopterist (one who studies butterflies – hence the title of Imago) who meets a man that works for Parks and Wildlife Services. It’s a cute, gorgeous story set in Tasmania, Australia.  I can’t wait for you guys to meet them! I just need to finish their story first LOL  I’m going to aim for a February release, all things going well.

I’d love to get my word count on Imago up to 20K by the end of the week, but that might be aiming a bit high. I have my in-laws coming up this week, so I’ll be busy with them, and also getting final proofreading edits done for Switched for release day on the 27th.

Not to mention last minute Christmas shopping for presents and food, which I’m still putting off. I might make the kids come with me. I mean, if I have to suffer, it’s only fair they suffer with me, right??

We had another milestone in our house this week, with the 18th (yesterday) marking our two year anniversary of bringing Ruby, our crazy dog, into our lives.  As you can see from this photo, she’s not spoilt at all  🙂
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I know I’ve shared the cover to Switched, but it’s so pretty, let’s look at it again. And a blurb for those who might not have seen it on my social media.

Dark moody portrait of an intense young man

BLURB:

Israel Ingham’s life has never been easy. He grew up in a house devoid of love and warmth. Nothing he ever did was good enough. The fact Israel is gay just added to the long list of his father’s disappointments.

Then a letter from Eastport Children’s Hospital changes everything.

A discovery is made, one of gross human error. Twenty-six years ago two baby boys were switched at birth and sent home with the wrong families.

Sam, Israel’s best friend, has been his only source of love and support. With Sam beside him every step of the way, Israel decides to meet his birth mother and her son, the man who lived the life Israel should have.

Israel and Sam become closer than ever, amidst the tumultuous emotions of meeting his birth family, and Sam finds himself questioning his feelings toward his best friend. As Israel embraces new possibilities, he needs to dissect his painful relationship with his parents in order to salvage what’s left.

Because sometimes it takes proof you’re not actually family to become one.

Oh, I’m also in the final round for AUTHOR OF THE YEAR at Gay Book Reviews which is pretty freakin’ amazing!!!  If you’re inclined to vote, you can do so HERE. I’m in some incredible company on this poll, and I’m truly honoured to even be nominated. ❤

And Spencer Cohen Book One is in the final for BOOK OF THE YEAR! You can vote for him HERE.

That’s it for this week. Short and sweet, much like me! LOL

I hope you all have a wonderful time over the holidays.  I know not everyone celebrates at this time of year, so regardless of faith/beliefs, enjoy your weekend anyway. It doesn’t bother me one bit which/what/how/when you believe, I wish you all health, happiness and peace.

Much love, to you and yours.  ❤

Until next week…

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