A Long Expected Update!

Hey there, remember me?

So, It's been a while. A long, long while and the reason for that is, well I've been writing (and deleting and writing and deleting) the second book in the Outerbanks Tennis Academy series! We'll be announcing the title of Book 2 soon, but for now, I just want to share with you that I'M DONE! Book 2 is officially with my editor and therefore it EXISTS. I know that sounds like a small thing, but any writer will tell you that getting your manuscript to the editor is the hardest mountain to climb. Everything after that is just, well it's part of the process of getting it in front of the readers!

I just wanted to share that with all of you because…

That's pretty much how I feel about this book and I can't wait until you guys can read it!

Stay tuned for updates soon!




Hi everyone, In case you didn't know already,
 GAME. SET. MATCH. is out there in the world and waiting for you! 

 You can buy it at:

Don't forget to check out the blog tour in the post below this one!

The Game. Set. Match. Blog Tour is Coming!

Here we go, everyone! The Game. Set. Match. Blog Tour. 
The tour will run from May 1st through May 15th, with some amazing giveaways, fun guest posts, exclusive excerpts and the very first Game. Set. Match. Reviews!

5/1/2013 - Release Date & Book Blitz
Page Turners - Excerpt & Review
Bewitched Bookworms – What is New Adult? & Review
FicFare - Review
Fictionators - Review
Book Nerds Anon - Review
The Romance Bookie - Promo Post
Reading Geek - Review
YA Book Nerd - Promo Post
Book Loving Mom - Promo Post
Finding Bliss in Books - Promo Post
Booking It With Hayley G. - Review
Alpha Reader - Review
Looking for the Panacea - Review
Reads and Thoughts - Promo Post
Fic Talk - Promo Post
Brianna Lee Book Reviews - Promo Post
Book Labyrinth - Promo Post
MommaSez... - Promo Post
The Cozy Reading Corner - Promo Post
Keely Dunn - Promo Post
Froggarita's Bookcase - Promo Post
The Book Connection - Promo Post
WeaklingNo14's Wondrous Reviews - Promo Post
Reads and Thoughts - Promo Post
​Bookmarked Pages - Promo Post​
Paperback Princess - Promo Post
Kindle Obsessed - Review

Confessions of a Bookaholic – Are you Team Penny, Indy or Jasmine? Quiz
The Reading Date - Review
Fictitious Delicious - Review
Mostly YA Lit - Review
The Bookish Babe - Excerpt & Review
Cosmochicklitan - Review
Xpresso Reads - Review
Finding Bliss in Books - Review
The Book Life - Review
Princess Bookie - Review
A Good Addiction - Review
Shortie Says – Character Profile of Penny Harrison & Review
Always YA @ Heart – Character Profile of Alex Russell & Review
StuckInBooks - Review
A Life Bound by Books – Character Profile of Indiana Gaffney
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf – Character Profile of Jack Harrison & Review
YA Book Addict - Review
The Book Cellar -Excerpt
The Changeover - Review and Interview

Katie's Book Blog – Excerpt & Review
Ex Libris – The Boys of GSM & Playlist
Reading Lark - Character Profile of Jasmine Randazzo
Me, My Shelf & I – Who is Your OBX Guy? Quiz
The Autumn Review - Review
Verb Vixen - Review

Books Complete Me – Awesomely Hot Tennis Players & Review
Stuck in YA Books – Character Profile of Teddy Harrison
 Burning Impossibly Bright - Review
Literally Jen - Review
A Reader's Adventure! - Review
Icey Books - Excerpt
Herding Cats and Burning Soup - Why are Sports Heroes So Attractive? & Review
Lost in Lit - Review
Hobbitsies – Author Interview & Review

GAME. SET. MATCH. - The Cover

Many of you will remember back, way back, to the Fall of 2011, when I was drafting GAME. SET. MATCH. and every once in a while, a new post would pop up here with a fun mock cover. It was one of my go-to procrastination tools and I felt like it was at least a little more productive than tooling around on twitter. After all, I was searching for inspiration by designing those covers.

After I signed with Coliloquy, I knew that someone else would be designing the actual cover for GSM and quite honestly, the thought terrified me. The idea of someone else having an artistic interpretation of my characters and me having NO CONTROL over what that interpretation would be, was just...yeah, not fun.

Except, that was obviously totally irrational of me. The wonderful people at Coliloquy wanted my input, took my ideas into account and, most importantly (because really, what the hell do I know about covers?!), hired a RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME cover designer to work on GSM.

If you haven't heard of her, Erin Fitzsimmons is a pretty big deal people. She designed the covers for Lauren Oliver's Delirium series. She is a BIG EFFIN' DEAL.

So I knew I was in good hands, I just didn't realize HOW good, until it showed up in my inbox...

Without any further ado, I give you, GAME. SET. MATCH.












I love how it focuses on the girl, because the girls are truly the heart of this series, plus the couple really looks like Penny and Alex. That's one of my pet peeves, when the models don't look anything like the characters! And of course, the kiss, because really, who doesn't a love a little kissing?! I adore the title treatment. The yellow brightening to the green brings out a fun tennis color scheme. So yes, lots of love from my end, but I fully admit, I may be a little biased. 

To celebrate this amazing cover, I'm having a Giveaway!

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A new beginning

Check it out everyone! I have an amazing new website designed by the fabulously talented, Hafsah of IceyDesigns.

I'm so excited because it totally represents what I'm about. A little girly and a little sporty all the same time!

Don't forget to comment and tell Hafsah what an incredible job she did!

P.S. Exciting news coming REALLY soon. I can't for you guys to see. Hint, it might have something to do with thecoverforGSM!