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Cooper: The Ties That Bind
There’s something about summer coming to a close and the start of a new school year. The anticipation of sending kids back to school, freshly pressed clothes, supplies, and seeing old friends and making new. I taught school for too long to not still get caught up in the excitement.
If you follow me on social media (and if you don’t click HERE and join in the fun), you’ll know that I’ve had a pretty amazing year so far myself. Thanks to awesome readers like you, my books have appeared on the New York Times and the USA Today lists a combined total of 15 times in less than two years. That still blows my mind, and I want you to know how much I appreciate each and every one of you.
On April 1st of this year, I went on a brief hiatus from writing to mentally and physically recharge. With 7 releases in 2014 and 50 flights to different events, signings, and speaking engagements, I found myself very ill for several months at the end of last year, so the break was much needed. Finding the balance between work and play has been a challenge for me, but I’m doing much better at it.
My adventures not only extend to travel, but I set out on a new personal adventure as well. For those of you who’ve been following my own romance novel the last couple of years, Scott Silverii and I tied the knot back in June. Scott’s the Chief of Police in Thibodaux, Louisiana, (you can follow him HERE) and we met when I came down to do research for one of my JJ Graves novels. We’ve been taking short mini-moons (as we like to call them). Since our schedules are so hectic we weren’t able to take a lot of consecutive days off. We spent a couple days on the beach in Biloxi, a few days cycling through Napa Valley, took time off to travel to New York for ThrillerFest and Romance Writers of America, and this week we’re heading to Denver to go whitewater rafting.
And though I didn’t plan on writing for at least six months, sometimes the characters rattling around in my head take over and I don’t have any choice. And lucky for me, Cooper MacKenzie just happened to want some attention during my down time. Over the last year I’ve been writing short and sexy Happily Ever After endings for each of the original MacKenzie Brothers. They’re like second epilogues so you can check in with them and see what’s happening after they said, “I Do.” If you haven’t read the MacKenzies before, please note that these are follow up stories and you should probably start at the beginning before reading this one. You can check out the reading order of all the MacKenzies HERE.
I hope you enjoy COOPER: THE TIES THAT BIND!