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Release Day: Shark in Troubled Waters #kindleunlimited

The 4th installment of the Date Shark Series is finally here! So if you got a new Kindle for the holidays and need some books to fill it…SHARK IN TROUBLED WATERS is now live, and you can read the entire Date Shark Series FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

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Shark In Troubled Waters

Sabine Saint Laurent is known as the Princess of Paris. Polite, beautiful, charming, polished…perfect.

Everything is always under control, and when it isn’t, she handles it. It’s been an eventful few years, but she’s made it through each upheaval with poise. Just as she’s looking forward to things calming down, her entire life is upended by a startling piece of news.

Aside from her agent managing her day-to-day affairs, Sabine does not ask for help. Not even from her close knit group of friends and family. So when she finds herself struggling to cope with major changes in her life, she’s determined to power through on her own. It should be easy enough. Everything is always easy for Sabine: modeling, men, money, languages, art, cooking. Finding out she’s pregnant shouldn’t be any different, right?

Except it’s not easy.

Nothing about navigating pregnancy, custody, complications, and a man she despises trying to seduce her is simple. Michael Moniteau’s intentions are questionable, but she desperately needs help and he’s the only one who understands enough to give it.

It could be the beginning or something wonderful, or it could break the heart she’s kept carefully shielded for so long.

Buy Shark in Troubled Waters or read for FREE on KU

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Don’t forget to grab copies of the rest of the series as well!

#1 Date Shark (FREE TODAY ON KINDLE)

#2 Shark Out Of Water

#3 The Only Shark In The Sea

Happy reading and Happy New Year!

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Giveaway Time: Darn it, it’s already over!

This post was originally meant to announce a giveaway. A giveaway that went live two days ago on Amazon. Ten minutes after I saved this post, I got an email saying my giveaway had already ended because two many people had entered.

This is what the announcement looked like that I posted on my social media Tuesday night.

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Shark Out Of Water (The Date Shark Series) (Volume 2). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/6166bc75aa616cdc NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Aug 16, 2015 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

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Enter to win a copy of “Shark Out Of Water” to catch up on the series before book 3 releases Oct 6th!!

I guess I set my limit too low, but honestly, I wasn’t sure how this new feature on Amazon would go and I didn’t want to have it live for a week only to find out I had gotten ZERO entries. Self-doubt strikes again!!

It’s was nice to see the entries fill up so quickly. Next time I’ll have to up the limit and offer a few more books for you all. I have no idea who won the giveaway because Amazon keeps that confidential (rightly so!), but CONGRATS to the winner of the paperback copy of SHARK OUT OF WATER.

Book 3 THE ONLY SHARK IN THE SEA will be up for Pre-Release Sept19th and will go live Oct 6th!

Until then…

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Don’t forget, book 1 “Date Shark” is FREE on

Amazon iBooks

 You can get your own copy of “Shark Out Of Water” on:

Amazon Barnes & Noble

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#WordlessWednesday: The Only Shark In The Sea

Yes, I’m talking about the Date Shark Series again because that has been my entire writing world for the last 6 weeks or so. Book 3 – The Only Shark In The Sea – was sent to my publisher for editing last week and book 4 – Shark In Troubled Waters – was sent out to beta readers Monday, so both should be out before the end of the year. Exciting!

For now, how about some teasers from The Only Shark In The Sea, featuring Vance Sullivan and Natalie Price.

Feel free to share, pin, or tweet!

Find out more about the series HERE.

Enter to WIN ebook copies of all 3 books in the series HERE.

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Special Edition: Date Shark Business

After taking some time away from the blog last week due to being sick and having a ton of stuff to do to get ready for a trip to Denver Comic Con this weekend, I have some updates for everyone on the Date Shark Series.

Announcement #1…

Date Shark SeriesBook 3, “The Only Shark In The Sea,” is currently out to beta readers and early responses have been very helpful and overall happily positive!

If you’d like a little sneak peek at Vance and Natalie’s story, check out an excerpt here on Bestselling Reads: Focus Friday.

Announcement #2…

I probably won’t have a cover or release date until sometime in June once I send revisions to my editor/publisher, but I thought we might as well get in the Date Shark spirit and have a little fun with the idea behind this series.

So it’s time to have a CONTEST!!!

Comment below with your worst date story (feel free to leave out names if you so choose) and you’ll be entered to win an ebook bundle of all 3 Date Shark books PLUS a $10 Amazon Gift Card. And as a bonus, if you are willing, your bad date story could be included in the fourth book in the series!

Date Shark Contest

Announcement #3…

Guy Saint Laurent from Date Shark #2, Shark Out of Water, is up for Hottest Guy in the 2015 Romance blogfest! Pop over, check out all the guys, and VOTE FOR GUY!

Vote for Guy in the Hottest Guy Competition!

 Announcement #4…

Just in case you didn’t know:

Book 1, Date Shark, is currently FREE on Kindle and iBooks and is 0.99 on Nook, or you can order a paperback from Amazon or B&N…

Amazon iBooksBarnes & Noble

Book 2 is also available for only $3.99 on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon and B&N…

AmazonBarnes & Noble

Or if you’re willing to review on Amazon and Goodreads, send me a message about getting a free review copy of any of the Date Shark books or my other books.

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Draft One: Check! Date Shark 3 is on it’s way!

Since deciding to begin the process of selling a house, buying a new one, and all the craziness that goes on in between those two things and immediately after, I really haven’t done much writing since January. My focus was on keeping the house clean and packing.

This past week I missed my usual Monday blog post (sorry about that) but I’ve actually been getting some writing done. Hooray! I was getting ready for Apryl Baker’s 2015 Romance Blogfest and wanted to revisit the Date Shark series to prepare a good post and ended up getting sucked back in to the third book which has been languishing in the realm of “in progress” for way too long. Over the past week I’ve written somewhere in the realm of 20,000 words and just finished the last chapter of Date Shark 3, which I think will be titled “The Only Shark in the Sea.”

If you’d care to meet the stars, Vance Sullivan and Natalie Price, I just so happen to be able to make that happen!

Attractive couple dressed in black fashionable clothes.

I will admit that this story kind of veered off from what I initially intended it to be, and that took me places I wasn’t expecting, which leaves me a little hesitant to send it off to my beta readers because I honestly don’t know what their responses will be to certain aspects of the story. It probably holds some of the most controversial topics I’ve ever discussed in one of my books and doesn’t fade to black on one intimate seen, though I kept the prose focused on the thoughts and emotions rather than vivid descriptions.

I’m nervous, and I’ll just have to wait to see what will happen. Until then, here’s a short excerpt for your consideration.

“You asked me before,” Vance said slowly, “if I saw you differently after hearing your story.” He shifted, bringing himself the tiniest bit closer to her. “Now I’ve heard your whole story, and it does change the way I see you, but only in the best ways.”
Natalie shook her head, knowing he wasn’t being completely honest, but he spoke over her silent objections.
“It’s not about how I see you, though. I know you’re determined to help me, but I can’t let you do that without returning the favor.” His mouth curved up in a warm smile that caused a strange tightening in Natalie’s chest. “I won’t be satisfied until you see yourself how you really are. Strong, brave, beautiful…amazing.”
Natalie used to believe she was the first two, the last she wasn’t so sure about at all, but… “Beautiful?” she whispered.

“Beautiful,” Vance echoed.
The feeling of her chest constricting was all too familiar, but the absence of panic to induce the feeling was startling. The warmth she felt touching him the night before fluttered back into her mind like a temptation. It was one thing to make accidental contact when he was asleep. Touching him, or letting him touch her, she couldn’t bring herself to do it no matter how much she wanted to feel that feeling again in that moment.
He wanted it too, she realized. It was a frightening realization, and she almost pulled back from instinctual fear. Vance had admitted it in a way a few minutes earlier, but he had been talking about comforting her. Calling her beautiful…she didn’t know if that changed his reason for wanting to touch her. It was right there in his eyes, though. All it would take was her making the first move, telling him it was okay. Desperation to feel his skin against hers almost literally took her breath away, she wanted it so badly, but she couldn’t. She hated herself for her weakness, but there was no way around it as she lay face to face with him, the gap of less than a foot of space between them an uncrossable distance.


DATE SHARK (#1) – FREE

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SHARK OUT OF WATER (#2)

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THE ONLY SHARK IN THE SEA (#3)

Off to beta readers!

BOOK 4????

I’ve recently had a great idea for a fourth book featuring Sabine and a character you meet in book 3 🙂

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On The Couch with The Date Sharks

Today it’s time to talk shop with the boys of the Date Shark Series.

Everybody has those moments when they just need someone to listen to them and help work a few things out. Eli, Guy, and Vance have always been there for each other, but they’re dedicated to their patients as well.

So here’s your chance to get to know them a little better and see which one of them might be just what you need.


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Eli Walsh (Date Shark #1)

Eli specialized in relationships, especially ones that are having issues. When he’s not juggling women with serious social problems as a Date Shark, he’s helping couples see the good in each other again and patch up their relationship issues.

Why go into couples therapy?

Calling his relationship with his mother “stormy” would be something of an understatement, but it has helped him see just how important having strong and healthy relationships is in life and has dedicated himself to helping his patients…and Leila…find happiness with their partners.


man in leather jacket is looking away to his side and smilesGuy Saint Laurent (Date Shark #2, Shark Out Of Water)

Being cooped up in an office all day doesn’t appeal to Guy at all. He needs to be moving, on the go, checking on multiple patients during the day. Working on the psychiatric floor in one of Chicago’s hospitals suits him just fine. Not only is he not in an office all day, he’s given the chance to work with people who have chronic mental illnesses and truly need help.

Guy’s seemingly blase attitude about relationships might make people wonder what on earth drove him to such a career choice, but when you’ve watched someone you care about struggle to deal with mental illness and be given up on by most of the people she loves, it leaves a mark. Despite the fact that he broke up with his last girlfriend because she asked him to cat sit, giving up on someone when they need the support of a true friend just isn’t something he can bring himself to do.


Portrait of businessman on background of office buildingVance Sullivan (Date Shark #3, Untitled)

Every group of friends has that one person who seems to keep everyone else glued together. That’s Vance. No matter which of his friends needs help, he’ll be the first one by their side. Having grown up in a big supportive family, some might think that’s the reason. There’s more too it than that.

The love of his life, Stephanie, had just as much to do with his decision to work with trauma victims dealing with PTSD and other issues as his family did. Steph’s bubbly personality and ability to talk nonstop without breathing does a lot to hide the emotional scars she carries around, but Vance has always been able to see her better than anyone else, and know how much she’s been hurt. Helping Stephanie deal with her past naturally extended into his care for his patients, but there’s always a point when the one giving all the help eventually needs the favor returned.


DATE SHARK (#1) – FREE

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SHARK OUT OF WATER (#2)

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BOOK #3 – Still a work in progress!