There is something I love about each of my books. Each novel released reveals some facet of me, some emotion I've struggled with, a piece of my soul. I've enjoyed each of them or I wouldn't have shared them with you, my reader.
But every so often, one of the books strikes a deeper chord. I find myself busting at the seams with excitement over releasing it. Throwaway and Jailbird were those kind of books for me. My upcoming release, Waiting for You, also falls into that category.
The novel doesn't contain some of the suspense found in the others. It's a love story, pure and simple. One of my early readers summed it up best when she said, "I want to crawl inside this book and live there." Yep, me too, Becki. Me, too.
There were times I didn't think this book was ever going to be written. My creative team would agree to a set of dates and I'd blow right past them with no progress made because life has been so incredibly crazy of late. (Even for me.) But the amazing team of people I work with rolled with it and got the book ready in spite of me.
Here's the official synopsis:
For years, Karise McAlister has been running: from her family, from herself, and from her dreams. Now she’s made it, with a successful career and a promising engagement. But when she meets the compelling and creative Aidan Donnelly, his down-to-earth charm provides the wakeup call Karise badly needs. Moving across country to start over, Karise devotes herself to her work, convinced she needs to be independent. But with handsome Aidan just down the road and a mischievous group of friends determined to set her up, Karise must face her concerns about life and romance head-on.
Waiting for You will be available for pre-order next week and released May 7!
Rolling hills that had been vibrant green just weeks ago were now muted in tone, as if they were taking a deep breath before bursting into the song of fall.