Wright’s Wednesday Preview

Life...

So...

This last week or two hasn't been exactly fun. Or easy. Or any other positive word you might think to use. 

As I've mentioned before, I live in the basement of an old church. We've been getting an insane amount of snow recently - way, way more than we normally get.

And then...it warmed up. And we got rain. Lots of rain. 

Some of you probably already know where I'm going with this. The rest of you have never lived in a basement. 😉 

Yup, my living room flooded.

Living in a basement isn't fun
Erin Wright romance author isn't having fun

Which has meant about as much upheaval as you might expect. Things are still a little hairy, which means that I've slowed down considerably on writing. Bad, Erin, bad!

Even Jasmine the Writing Cat is unimpressed by my current writing speed.

So to make it up to you guys, I thought I'd do a sneak peek of Stampede of Love. 

Rex and Kimber have just met in a bar, and sparks are flying...

***

“I never caught your name,” he said, realizing that he couldn’t use her name if she hadn’t been the one to tell him. That was just stalkerish and weird.

“Kimber, not Kimberly.”

“Well, Kimber Not Kimberly, I’m Rex.”

“Rex?” She eyeballed him. “Like T-Rex? Who names their child after a dinosaur? I thought I had a weird name…”

“I will say, I’ve never heard of Kimber Not Kimberly.” She stuck her tongue out at him and he winked and grinned. “Rex is…it’s a nickname.”

“And you’re not going to tell me your real name, are you.” It was a statement, not a question.

“Not a chance in hell,” he said with a grin.

“If I guess it, will you tell me if I’m right or not?”

“Not a chance in hell,” he repeated, and grinned wider. She rolled her eyes and plowed ahead.

Roger…

Alonzo…

Maurice…

Crawford…

“You did hear that I wouldn’t tell you even if you were right, right?” he asked, laughing, after she guessed Lesley.

“But I thought I’d bat my baby blues at you and change your mind.” She batted her eyelashes in a mockery of a southern belle, and he laughed.

“Turns out, I’m immune to baby blues.”

“Dammit, well I’m just screwed…”

 ***

I hope y'all fall in love with Kimber Not Kimberly and Rex as much as I have. I promise to write as much as I can over the next couple of weeks. <3

Love and hugs to you all,

Erin

Pictures and Surveys and Covers, Oh My!

View out Erin Wright's kitchen window

I usually give Jasmine the Writing Cat top billing by including yet another adorable picture of her, but today, I decided to include a picture out my kitchen window instead.

To give you a little perspective (literally), I live in the basement of an old church that has been converted into a really awesome apartment, so usually, my kitchen window is just a smidge above ground level.

Today, though, the snow is piled so high, "ground" is above my head by quite a bit and I have to look up to see sky. We've been getting snow off and on for a couple of months but last night and this morning, it dumped. I started to think it was too darn bad I don't have a fireplace because if this kept up, I'd need to reenact my own Blizzard of Love scene in front of an open fireplace. 😉 It's stopped for the moment, although all of the forecasts call for more snow. 

Anyway, just a little weather update from my corner of the world. 🙂 Sorry Jasmine - I'll put a picture of you in next week, promise.

So, last week, y'all were AWESOME and filled out a survey for me re: what you like and don't like in books. 

Short Answer: I have a diverse group of readers, that's for sure! 😀

Long Answer: About 1/3 of you like it on the clean / sweet side; about 2/3 like it on the steamy side. 

This tells me that I should take the time to do a "sweet" version of a book, along with my standard "steamy" version. I'm going to try that with my next novel - you guys keep me updated on your thoughts on that.

As part of doing the survey, if you wanted to be entered into the Amazon gift card drawing, then you could choose to fill out that part of the survey. I just did the drawing - Linda from Florida, you're the winner! Keep your eyes peeled for a $5 gift card winging your way from Amazon. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out that survey - it's so appreciated.

(Oh and for anyone who hasn't done the survey yet, go do it now! I really want to know your thoughts. It helps me out immensely).

Usually, this is when I recommend books by other authors, but since I just got my cover back from my cover designer, I wanted to show that off instead. 😀 This is the cover for the book I'm going to give you, dear reader, absolutely free simply for hanging out with me every week. No charge, no hoops to jump through, and you won't be able to buy it on Amazon or anywhere else. It'll be available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers and nowhere else.

Stampede of Love by Erin Wright

Yum!! 

Until next week,

Erin