Omg. Friend, it totally slipped my mind that it was the first Thursday. My niece needed me. I had a meeting with one of the narrators for Unexpected Lovers, and I was working on a book.
January went by so fast. However, I got a lot done. You guys got Razor and Beautiful Beast. Yay, I'm good with that.
So let's see what I can get into this month. I'm more than halfway through Ox. I had to rethink the series for a number of reasons. I think I love what I have now more than where it was meant to go.
I also have a surprise in the works.
I am up to clue #5 in the 2023 Trivia Hunt. I've started the grand prize with $30.00 in Amazon gift card per winner. Remember this year there will be 3 U.S. winners. One from FB, one from Instagram, and one from Tik Tok.
Grand Prize so far:
1. $30.00 in Amazon Gift cards.
I post a new clue every Friday on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok. If life gets in the way and I miss a clue on Friday it usually goes up before the following Friday. Only 48 clues to go.
If you haven't gotten your journal to hold your clues in for the end of the year. Here is the link.
Here's where I let you know what's been happening in the social Media updates. Just in case you're not following.
1. I'm working through a hole in Ox. There’s a character I think I’m going to just throw away. Right now I think she’s the problem. Yes! She goes. The new plot doesn’t carry her. Omg! The way my brain just burst open. I got this.
2. Dane will be my next web release. Ox and Kelex are next for Amazon.
3. The Audio production for Unexpected Lovers has resumed and will be completed in April. Bear with me as I figure this process out. It's my first time doing this indie and I'm testing how it fairs. I'm a fast learner, but I do need to learn.
3. I got a lot done in January but I’m still closing gaps.
4. The purchase of tickets for the online signing has closed. The live signing will be on March 25, 2023.
5. I’m working on the magazine.
6. I’m waiting for Prize books deliveries before I can ship out.
Hoping to get you a release by the end of the week. I’m working.
Would you like to know about my next release? Well, technically, it's Ox book 5.However, I do believe you will see Dane very close to it if not right before.
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“Breaking news. This just in. The son of Bridge Lake’s local mogul and business tycoon, Ulysses Nikolaou has been in a terrible accident, as you can see here in the video.
“Two vehicles seemed to have been involved in the collision. Our sources say there was one fatality and super model Joshua Nikolaou who goes by Kelex on social media and in the fashion and entertainment industry, is in critical condition and headed into surgery.
“One other local, Takuya Nakamura seems to be stable but in critical condition. In a statement from the Nikolaou family’s publicist, they’ve asked for privacy as they get through this trying time,” the news reporter says as I stare at my television.
“The police say there’s an ongoing investigation. Sources say this may be a case of street racing gone wrong. There’s one suspect in custody and another person of interest. However, no names are being release at this time.”
I turn the television off and blow out a breath. Will is the suspect in custody, by the time we got to the scene he was already cuffed and in the back of the squad car. I didn’t know Joshua was the one in the second ambulance. I only saw them load the young kid.
His back was fucked. I pull a hand down my face. I still don’t know what happened. Everyone else was gone.
I made some calls. The word is that asshole Jeremy Harris started it all. I couldn’t stand him.
If he wasn’t already dead, I’d kill him myself. It’s not the first time his name has been linked to some shit like this.
“Babe, you should eat. I made you some chicken and waffles. It’s our first dinner as I married couple. I know you’re worried about your family, but there’s nothing you can do about it tonight.”
“Thanks, baby, but I don’t think I can stomach anything right now.”
“Okay, well, I’m going to stick it in the convention oven to keep it warm or if you decide to heat it up.”
I grunt and nod. I know this isn’t how we planned to spend tonight. I owe her more than this. I stand and follow her into my small kitchen.
I got this place after Uncle Blake got locked up. It’s a small apartment in Vander City. Expensive, but private. Nothing I can’t afford. Alexis won’t want for anything. I keep a clean place and I have enough money to hold me over for a while.
That is if we stay in Vander. I haven’t mentioned the move since the ceremony earlier. With all that’s going on, I know it’s not the right thing for us at the moment. However, I push that thought aside.
I move behind her and bury my face in her neck. She always smells so nice. Placing my hands on the countertop on either side of her, I take a deep breath.
“I’m sorry. This isn’t fair to you. Come on, let’s shower. I’ll eat later. For now, we can chill. Maybe pop that champagne for a toast.”
She turns and wraps her arms around me. “That sounds nice. I wouldn’t mind going another round. That was so amazing. I’m glad we waited.”
Her phone rings and she pulls it from her pocket. She ignores the call and places it on the countertop behind her. I lift a brow.
“You’re not going to answer?”
“No, it’s Ven. I’ll call back later. I want tonight to be about my husband.”
I cup her face and turn it up to take her lips. “I love the way that sounds. Come on. I want you in my bed.”
I lift her up and head for the bedroom so we can shower before I spend the night making love to her. For now, I’m going to focus on my little world in here. Tomorrow, I can get in touch with Uncle Blake and find out my next move.
Now for some cool news. I have changed the monthly giveaway Prize. I have had Razor printed as a limited edition. I've ordered 40 copies only. These will be the monthly giveaway books.
Now for your opportunity to enter your name for a chance at the monthly giveaway for February. You will receive a signed copy of Razor.
There's lot going on, on my social media. Every Thursday you get a chance to win a signed book on FB or Instagram and more is to come. Awards, contest, live signings, and more. I'll be launching some new things soon and you don't want to miss out on what's to come. Make sure you're keeping up with what's happening by connecting with me.
Are you in my Facebook group? I have snippets, Contests, updates on my progress with my WIPs, and Awards. You're getting it all. I'm even thinking of sharing a secret project in there. Here's the link: Join the group here.
Also, did you know you can ask me questions on Goodreads? I try to answer one to two questions a week. I'm in need of questions to answer. If you have time come over. I'm waiting.
Check out my profile here: Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14047110.Blue_Saffire
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Well, that's me for this month. Happy reading my friend. See you on the next release day.