True Love Story

Media Update

Thanks so much for voting! I made it through to the 2nd round. Whew. Nice, exciting start to the week! :D And if you would be so inclined, here’s the link to vote this week:

In other news, I’m part of NaNoWriMo this month, along with 294,934 other people…seriously, that’s how many have taken on this challenge…and writing has never felt harder. I went into it all geared up. Plenty of ideas. A plan. And besides getting sick and having umpteen other *surprises* come my way this month, I’ve just been more stuck than usual. Fortunately, I have 19 days to get my act together!

Over on the FB page, I’ve been in a picture kind of mood. I found an Isaiah I think you’ll like. And of course, there are a few selections for Ian. *Thunk.* Prone to passing out when I look at a certain one…

And I’m trying, I’m really trying, to do better with Twitter. I still feel like I’m at the back of the class, trying to see the chalkboard and failing when I log on. I’ll get there, hopefully. ;)

Happy Monday! Go hug your dog and your lover. Not in that order, obviously! True Love Story eBook: Willow Aster: Kindle Store

If you’ve been waiting to buy True Love Story, now is the time! For a very limited time, it is 99 CENTS!!! Click here to purchase:

Dang Girl

Today an interview I did with Literati Literature Lovers went live. We had so much fun chatting back and forth. Check it out here: True Love Story Interview. But what I’m REALLY excited about is that Literati Literature Lovers is doing a Dang Girl Competition! Your heart sort of skipped a beat when you read that, didn’t it! Read all about it here: Dang Girl Competition. There will be three winners and all will receive signed paperbacks of True Love Story. I can’t wait!

Two Weeks

It’s been two weeks since I released True Love Story! The way the story is being received has far exceeded my expectations. I can’t thank you enough for all the kind words, the reviews on Amazon and goodreads, the messages telling me how much the story has affected you—it has all been a dream. A life-changing experience. I have each and every one of you to thank for it. I’ve been asked a lot about Ian’s POV. I don’t have one roaming around in my head. Not yet, anyway. I’ll be sure to let you know if I do. :) For now, I’m enjoying getting to know all of you.  

And The Winners Are...

Drum Roll, please! The grand winner of the Kindle Paperwhite is:  JANSEN GARLAND!!! I love that name! Sounds like a character in a book to me! Hmmm. Congratulations, Jansen! You’ll be receiving an email shortly too confirm all your information. Thanks so much for being part of the drawing! And the grand winner of a signed paperback of True Love Story is:  SHANNON FUHRMAN! Congratulations, Shannon! You will also be receiving an email shortly. Thank you for entering the giveaway! I hope you enjoy the book. xoxo

Blog Tour

TrueLoveStoryBanner_small   I’m so excited about all the blogs who are part of the True Love Story blog tour! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this, all you fabulous bloggers! XO There’s a rafflecopter at the bottom, so make sure you scroll down all the way!   2/19/13 Review   2/19/13 Review    2/20/13 Review   2/20/13 Review   2/21/13 Review   2/21/13 Promo   2/22/13 Review   2/22/13 Review  2/22/13 Review   2/23/13 Review   2/23/13 Review   2/24/13 Review   2/24/13 Review   2/24/13 Review and Interview with Willow Aster   2/25/13 Review   2/25/13 Review   2/25/13 Review   2/25/13 Review   2/26/13 Review   2/26/13 Review  2/26/13 Review   a Rafflecopter giveaway

One More Lil' Teaser

We go into a diner that looks like it’s straight out of the movie Grease. Instead of sitting across from me, Ian slides in next to me. He stares at me and his finger runs along my cheek, down my neck, and stops just short of where my blouse dips into a V. His eyes are seductively hooded and I couldn’t look away if I tried. “You’re amazing,” he whispers. “You’re amazing.” “No, you really are.” “I think you are.” We both laugh. “You’re an angel.” “You’re trouble,” I laugh. “I can’t keep my hands off you,” he says. “I don’t want you to.” “Is this how you talk to Asher?” My hand had been playing with the veins in his arm and it goes completely still. “No.”


The other day on my Willow Aster FB page, I reached 300 likes, so I posted a teaser from True Love Story. If you missed that, here you go! xo   The waitress comes with our food, and I promise, she practically lays her entire chest on Ian as she sets my food down. He looks at her and smiles. “Well, hello,” he says. She stands up and brazenly tucks her number in his pocket … the pocket in his jeans, no less. “Okay … thanks?” He looks back at me and raises his eyebrows. “That happen often?” I ask. “It happens,” he shrugs. “Ah, so pretty much old hat, then.” I feel indescribably angry and sad that I have no right to this emotion when it comes to Ian Sterling. He pulls the number out of his pocket and hands it to me. “If you’d put your number on this paper, it would be worth something,” he says quietly. “Are you really hitting on me with my boyfriend sitting right here?” I am both proud and appalled by his audacity. Scratch that, I am loving his audacity. I’m a horrible person. Let’s not even try to sugarcoat it. He looks over at Michael, who has my hand, but is laughing at something Jeff has said. “Jeff’s keeping him occupied. He’s good that way.” He leans in closer and gets right in my face. “Your boyfriend doesn’t seem very attentive,” he whispers. “Oh, he’s attentive,” I whisper back. “Well, I guess if you like them like that.” “Don’t you worry about what I like.” “Can’t promise you that.” “Why not?” “Well, look at you. I already want to steal you.” With these last two words, his nose bumps mine and for a moment, I think he is actually going to kiss me. My stomach takes a nose dive into my feet. I’m pretty sure I turn magenta. Wanton Waitress has to ruin the moment by checking to see if everyone is okay. I haven’t eaten a single bite. I stare her down as she returns for more of Ian. She doesn’t notice me. She does, however, make sure to put on a show as she walks to another table. If there was a pole in the vicinity, she would be Worrr-king It right now. “So you changed the subject before … what do you like to do, Sparrow?” “Uh, well, lots of things,” my voice sounds shaky and I want to raise my fist to the heavens and force God to honor our agreement, however one-sided it might have been. Ian smiles. “Lots … of what?” “Books,” I say firmly. “I’m crazy about books.” He laughs. “Okay. That’s cool.” “I like to read them and write them,” I say shyly. Hello, my name is Sparrow and I am a nerd. He lifts his eyebrows, and his eyes land on my mouth. “God, everything you say is hot.” He runs his hands through his hair, making it go another equally fabulous direction. I wish I could do that. “So let me get this straight … you look like this” — he waves his hand up and down in my direction — “and you’re a book-smart, writer goddess too?” He inches closer to my face again, and I am positive he can hear my heart pounding. “Do you have glasses and wear your hair up with a pencil, too? That would be too…” He closes his eyes for a second and when he opens them, his pupils are huge swimming pools. “I don’t know if I could even take it.” He shakes his head. I laugh hard then, coming far too close to snorting for my comfort. Keep it together, Fisher.

Cover Reveal!

I’ve been so excited to share my cover with you!

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 The painting “Saffo o dell'Amore” is by a lovely artist named Elena Cermaria. To see this painting in its original form and her other beautiful paintings, please click here: Elena Cermaria

My friend, Ken, an excellent photographer in his own right, found this painting online, but we couldn’t find the name anywhere — of the painting or the artist. He turned the painting upside down like this, which was perfect for the cover, and I knew I had to find the artist to get permission.

I’d fallen in love, after all.

FINALLY, I came across a name to the painting, googled and came across Elena on FACEBOOK. How crazy is that? And to make it even more fun — she’s from Italy! I took a chance and friend-requested her, gushing like a crazy person over her painting. A couple days later, there was the sweetest email from her giving me permission to use her painting.

From there, Sarah Hansen from okay creations, took the painting and worked her magic with getting the cover just right. I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time and was so happy with how this turned out.

It’s been a community effort, and I’m grateful to everyone who was involved along the way!

Cover Reveal Date Revealed

Happy Monday! A week from today — Monday, January 14th — some of my favorite blogs will be doing a cover reveal of True Love Story! I can’t thank them enough. I’m SO excited for ALL of you to see the cover. An exquisite painting is featured … and that’s all I’ll tell you for now… So, next Monday, take a look at ALL of these great blogs. If you’re not already following them, you’ll want to start.

The Indie Bookshelf

The Book Asylum

Natasha is a Book Junkie

Tough Critic Book Reviews

Lisa’s Book Review

Flirty and Dirty Book Blog

Shh Moms Reading

Totally Booked Blog

An Unlikely Bookaholic