July 11, 2017

Welcome to (mid-)July!

Can you believe (more than) half the year is behind us? I'm in one of those phases where it feels like there's far too much going on, and yet not much concrete to report on. However, I still wanted to check in and round up some of what's been happening lately.

First up is that Immortalized in Ink has received its first reviews, and they seem positive so far! Of course I'd still love to know what you think, so please do share your thoughts!

If you aren't sure this collection is right for you, then check out Nada's detailed review, or Viper's comments in the graphic to the left.

Meanwhile, I've been working on the print version, which will hopefully be available soon!

I am once again attempting Camp NaNoWriMo, which will hopefully allow me to make some significant progress on Bobby's story. In April, that only led to about 1000 words, and it's still a struggle this month—due to life but also simply the fact that writing is hard, which is a reminder we all need sometimes.

Are you writing this month? What projects are you working on?

In other news, I've received some lovely new reviews for Mending Heartstrings recently, including:
"An entertaining read with style and substance between an appealing main couple... I found myself fully immersed in this romance and ultimately satisfied by the quickly resolved conclusion from an author readers will want to keep an eye on in the future." —Jody, at Words of Wisdom
And one that truly captured some of the core reasons I wrote this story, my first novel, in the first place:
"One of my absolute favorite things about this book was that Sabella didn't compromise herself or her morals for Kane, despite the fact that so often women in romance novels do. She stayed true to her personal standards and her own moral code despite the fact that Kane could have any woman he wanted. In this day and age of women in romance novels caving to famous/rich/powerful men even though they didn't want to, it was refreshing that she made him wait until *she* was ready... 
If you enjoy a sweet, clean romance novel with two very likable characters who don't seem right for each other but who just work perfectly together, and don't instantly jump into bed together and who don't equate sex with love, you should give this one a try." —Heather
There have been a few more great reviews, and of course I encourage you to check them all out, or grab your own copy of the story if you haven't yet!

And lastly, I'd like to share that I will be an occasional contributor to a new group blog, Faces of Preexisting Conditions. The site is still a bit under construction, but a few posts are up already. The blog itself is about the experience of being an author while also balancing the demands of a chronic illness, and you can read my first post here.

As of right now, I'm not planning on cross-posting content that I wouldn't previously have posted here, though exciting book news is likely to show up both places. If you'd like to see a slightly different aspect to my life and my career—and to meet some more authors—I encourage you to head on over, or even subscribe to blog post updates (right-hand side on the site).

So there's my bit of news. Of course, I'd love to hear about what's been going on with all of you and what exciting things you have going on this summer! 💕


  1. Congrats on all the good news, Aria. Time is going by so fast. I wish I were immortal, a vampire. Imagine how many more books I could read.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. It sounds so fabulous, doesn't it? Having all the time in the world to read... But just think how many books are released every year—there'll never be enough time! ;)