Thursday, November 23, 2017

How I celebrate release days. @LeoRosanna

The author life is glamorous, right? We all sit around in comfy clothing, dictating salacious scenes to our secretaries, right?

Well, perhaps not. However, this is an image we've all seen. Truth be told, I've often dreamed of a Barbara Cartland-like existence, one in which I could recline on a chaise longue in an Englaish manor house while wearing lots of bling, my toy poodles at my feet.

It doesn't quite work that way. Take this week, for example. I had the pleasure of releasing another book, A Good Man, Handymen 1. How did I spend my release day?

I worked. When I wasn't acknowledging bloggers for mentioning my release, I was plotting another book. Later in the day, I worked at my day job at the library.

This is pretty much how I've spent all my release days. I've never really thought I had the luxury of basking in the glow of one book, not when there are still so many to write.

Now this doesn't mean I don't celebrate in my own quiet way but, for me, celebration comes when I read postive reviews or when a reader reaches out to me. Those quiet moments of triumph are what inspire me to continue in this crazy business. It's not about roses or champagne. Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe an author has every right to take a victory lap and celebrate properly. After all, we work hard on these books. We invest time and energy and money and it's okay to exult when we see things come to fruition.

I will freely admit I experienced a huge thrill yesterday when I awoke to find out author Larissa Ione had mentioned A Good Man in her "One-Click List" post. What a tremendous thrill that was! I'm still reeling.

But now I have to stop my hands from trembling and I have to get back to work. Perhaps at the end of the week, when I finally have some downtime, I will indulge in a bottle of beer and some vegan cheesecake. A girl's gotta have some pleasure.

Until then, you will find me at my laptop, scribbling as quickly as my cold hands can manage. And if all goes well, I will soon have another release day ... you know, another release day that I can spend behind a keyboard.

Not only is Michael a star on a successful home improvement show, he’s also seen as a local hero. But no one knows about the demons he carries inside him ever since the day he risked his life to save others.
All the accolades and honors only make the memories stronger and the pain unbearable. He would do anything to be able to forget, to put his past behind him and move on.
Michael takes on a new home improvement project, convinced it’s the perfect distraction. Little did he know that Emily, the woman who’s supposed to be nothing more than a client, would turn out to be a huge distraction…and engaged.
While Emily battles with her own personal problems, Michael is determined to keep his distance. The last thing he needs is woman trouble. But when it becomes clear that the attraction is mutual, he realizes staying away from her is not an option.
Now Michael needs to decide if he’s willing to risk exposing his weakness, and his heart…by giving in to temptation.

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