Hello my reader friends,
As I reflect back on the projects I completed in 2021 and the up's and down's of the year behind us, I just wanted to give thanks to those who loyally stuck with me, joined me for the first time, or maybe just became aware of my books. None of this would be possible without YOU and your love of romance books.
Personally, it was a challenging year for me. I published more books than I ever have before in a single year (10!) but I also experienced the unexpected and sudden heart wrenching loss of my father in May, right in the midst of publishing my first K.C. Kassidy gay romance. If you've never lost a parent, you may not know the weird roller coaster of emotions it drags you through. I experienced a deep grief, extreme guilt and sadness, and fear for the first time in my life. This has lasted through the entire second half of the year. Somehow, though, I managed to channel my emotional upheaval into my writing, but not without difficulty. It's only thanks to the love and support of this reader community that I pushed through it all.
Despite the chaos, I ended the year with 10 new books, a new pen name, a book that was a Finalist in the Kindle Best Book Awards, my first co-written book, and two successful author collective projects, including my holiday sports anthology (Scoring Over the Holidays) and the All American Boy series collective. I'm still stunned by those accomplishments and again, thankful for everyone I worked with along the way.
Here's the full recap:
Change of Course (MM Book 3 Change of Hearts college campus series)
The Boy Next Door (All American Boy Series)
Above the Rim (Sports/interracial romance part of the Color Theory Charity Anthology)
Playmaker (Sarina Bowen's World of True North Moo U hockey)
Burned (Fanning the Flames Book 1) - co-written with SE Rose
The Girlfriend Game (Book 1 The Pilots series - new pro sports romance)
The Boyfriend Checklist (All American Boy Series)
Benny from the Block (Book 2 Blockers under K.C. Kassidy)
Scoring Over the Holidays (A 15-author holiday sports anthology)
And now...here's what's coming in 2022! First up is Ignited, Book 2 in my co-written series, Fanning the Flames.
If you enjoy hot, steamy military/grumpy vs. sunshine romance, this is perfect to add to your reading list. There will also be more K.C. Kassidy books, including the upcoming MM romance in the All American Boy series. Stay tuned...2022 is going to be one helluva year!
Be well. Be sweet. Love hard. Read Dirty.