2020 is off to an interesting start ... to say the least!
I've already had one release, and in about a week, will come another. What else is coming this year? Well, in the immediate future, Save it For a Rainy Day (Life Won't Wait #4), which is Stacey McGinnis's story. Check out the cover for that book!
I don't have a release date yet. I'm writing sporadically with everything going on, so I'm trying not to set strict deadlines at this point.
Also, the highly anticipated Snowfall Serenade, which is the 3rd book in my Soul Connection series. I'm loving this cover, too! Again, no release date or blurb set, but it's in the works!
About Damn Time is finally here!
The long awaited third book in the Life Won't Wait series, featuring Winnie DeVita, is here! About Damn Time is already getting great early reviews! You can purchase your copy from Amazon (Other retailers coming)
Winnie DeVita has never known normal.
After her latest stint in rehab, which she actually completed, Winnie is ready for a change. Normal won't find her now. Her actress turned country singer sister is married to the biggest name in country music. All she wants is a fresh start and to bond with her toddler-aged daughter, but Winnie is now thrust in the limelight by association.
Failure isn't an option, but now the world is watching her every move which includes faces from the past. People who won't let her forget where she came from and what she's done...
And they don't want her to succeed.
Single father Parker Hennison isn't sure he wants to step back into the spotlight. Reeling from the death of his fiancée, he took a step back from the spotlight to focus his attention on his young daughter. Nearly a year later, the struggle to return to his career weighs heavily on his mind.
The last thing he needs is a woman with her own set of problems, but he can't stop thinking about Winnie. He knows a thing or two about toxic people and the powerful hold they have.
Two people from different worlds are trying to make their way in life, but can they find love and happiness together?
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2HSRR5
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K2HSRR5
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07K2HSRR5
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07K2HSR
What reviewers are saying so far:
“Do you want to "feel" while reading? Then this book is for you. Ms. Barrett certainly seems to understand the scars in people's pasts, the insecurities in their present and their undeniable hope for redemption in the future. The letters from Winnie are so introspective and well written. They're poignant, appealing and oh so hopeful. Nikki outdid herself in exposing and portraying all of Winnie's gripping, raw emotions and feelings. What a truly beautiful book!” Kathy, Goodreads review
“Ms. Barrett writes her characters with such care and understanding. The author chooses to not gloss over the struggles of her characters which makes them more real. This book will hit you in the feels and make you go through a range of emotions. This series is one of my favorites and this book adds another layer to it.” Angi, Goodreads review
New Author Group and Multi Author Series Coming!
If you haven't heard by now, I'm part of the Coffee Talk on the Boardwalk group. The seven of us have come together over the love of small town romances. And the super exciting news is, later this year, we're coming out with a multi author series!
Join Coffee Talk on the Boardwalk here, and meet the fabulous authors, get the inside scoop on our series, and much more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/coffeetalkromance
And you can add my book, September Breeze, to your Goodreads TBR. Cover reveal & blurb TBA: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43538658-september-breeze
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, six of us are co-writing the first book in the series, Love on the Boardwalk. Release date: Sometime in May. No official release date yet.
She’s hiding a broken engagement.
He’s concealing his true birth heritage.
They’ll have to trust their hearts even if they’re sure love is a lie.
Now that Eva Halloway is back in her hometown of Cinnamon Bay, she has one full plate with the grand re-opening of her newly inherited boardwalk cafe and a broken engagement to hide from the town gossip mill. First, Eva must bury her bruised heart, and second, she must ban the ridiculous Cafe Amour drink from the menu. But, sexy stranger, Mac Jenssen strolls into her cafe and before she knows it, they’ve both sipped on the legendary love concoction. By the end of the day, Eva is up to her neck in a feud with a trio of matchmaking little old ladies and wondering if she can trust herself to help Mac uncover his past.
Macklin Jenssen arrives in Cinnamon Bay to search for the family who gave him up for adoption. Instead, he finds Eva, a legend about love, and a lighthouse with ties to his past. Plus a spiced drink that is out of this world delicious. He hasn’t bargained for any of it, although he isn’t saying no to love. In fact, the more he comes to know Eva, the more he’s considering a permanent move. Too bad she’s made up her mind about him, and it isn’t looking good. But, if he wishes to unravel the mystery of his birth parents, he’s going to need Eva’s help.
With town gossip and crazy bat-wielding locals, Eva and Mac face an uphill battle. It might be opposites attract or even fate, but they will have to learn to trust in each other and the power of love. Delve into a new world of romance, mystery, and magic in the quirky coastal town of Cinnamon Bay, North Carolina.
Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44593330-love-on-the-boardwalk
Sleeping Angel is LIVE!
Sleeping Angel, the exciting second installment in my paranormal series, Soul Connection, released on March 26th!
One tragic death. Two guilt ridden souls.
Years of pain and regret keep them from connecting.
Until one night, an accident occurs... changing everything.
Drunk. Bitter. Anger. That's me, at twenty four.
I never meant to become this person, but the murder of my sister took a toll on me.
I blame myself, but I also blame Angel.
Her silence killed my sister.
My grief takes a new turn one night.
I wake up in the hospital to the news of what I've done.
Everyone thinks I tried to kill Angel on purpose.
But I never meant to hit her, I don't remember anything about the accident.
Now her fate lies in my hands, and I have to come to terms with everything I've done.
My solace comes in the form of my first love, Rionna.
But there are things about her that I don't understand.
Something isn't right about this.
Guilt is a horrible thing to live with.
From one life altering event to another.
I'm the girl always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Haunted by the past, uncertain of the future.
I dreamed of becoming someone else and erasing my existence.
Now my wish is about to come true.
I thought I died in the accident, but wake up to find out I'm in a stranger's body.
Even more alone and without her memories, I have to make sense of this nightmare.
The one person who understands the guilt I feel is the same man who put me in this position in the first place.
This can be read as a stand alone, but characters from Peaceful Slumber, the first book in the series, make a big appearance in Sleeping Angel.
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2GEfcl3
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2BF0CDZ
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2GHTKLR
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2EQAolY
Other Retailers: https://books2read.com/u/mqVKv6
Happy New Year and latest updates....
Welcome to 2017! Let's hope for a rockin' year for everyone. Here's the latest on me and my books.
In November, I posted that I was experiencing some burn out and needed to delay the release of Dear Christmas. I also took a writing break and am going to get back into the groove this month. Right now, I have no set date for Dear Christmas, as I hadn't even finished it when I made the announcement. I will keep you updated!
I have no current release date or blurb for either book, but I wanted to show off the covers anyway. (Cover sharing is like my Christmas!)
About Damn Time is book 3 in the Life Won't Wait Series. This is Winnie and Parker's story. It's actually the one I'm off and on writing, and will dig deeper into this book when I'm back on a writing schedule. No blurb, no release date, but you can add it on Goodreads to be up to date with the information.
This is Love and Music in Texas book 7. If you've read Skyrocket, you'll know the Bare My Soul tour from Kyra and Matt's point of view. But this is also Baby Stetson's first major tour, and the series began the focus on Baby Stetson, so Extraordinary Dreams was born. It won't be the same scenes from Skyrocket in another point of view, though some may overlap slightly. These will be all new scenes and feelings from some Baby Stetson members.
If you are a Kindle Unlimited user, a few of my titles are currently in the program.
You can find:
Queen Of My Heart
It's Always Something
The Masterpiece Trilogy boxed set (And each individual book)
I also have a few boxed sets currently in KU.
Get ready for Skyrocket, the 6th installment in the Love and Music in Texas series. Readers have been eagerly asking for more of Matt and Kyra, especially about her comeback tour. Skyrocket delivers that and so much more! Grab your copy of the latest book enjoy the hottest concert tour of the summer!
It's the moment she's been waiting for...
Kyra Sanders is back! With her comeback album just released and a highly anticipated summer tour, her career is ready to skyrocket once again. She's pumped and ready to go. After all the hell Kyra went through, it's about time things are on track.
But then come the concerns and doubts...
Just when things have fallen into place, Matt Greer receives a letter regarding his son which should come as no surprise, but it's still a blow.
And that's not all...
Baby Stetson is rearing to go for their first big tour.
One is dealing with paranoia about a face from the past.
Another gets unexpected news.
Feelings and plans get conflicted...
Not everyone's head is in the game.
Not everyone is ready for the media and their rumors.
Lives are in chaos.
Dreams are on the line.
The Bare My Soul tour will definitely be a summer for everyone involved to remember...
Don't miss the hottest concert tour of the summer!
Kyra faced the audience again. “I almost think I shouldn't have warned them ahead of time, then they would really have been in for a shock when I started pranking them. But it's been fun!” She grabbed her water bottle and drank a quarter of it before setting it down out of the way. The lights dimmed slightly. A slow beat played in the background. Smoke effects rose from the front of the stage.
Somewhere in close proximity, angry shouts rang out. Matt scanned the area in an attempt to figure out what the fuss was all about. At first, he thought something that had to do with Kyra, but discovered it was a couple in a pretty nasty verbal fight. The woman stormed off, and the man followed. Then a third person darted after them.
It must have gotten to Kyra, because she stood frozen on stage, missing her cue when the song started.
The crowd hadn't figured out right away that something was wrong. Matt surprised himself when he jumped up to take action. “Andrew, I'll be back!” Matt rushed to find one of her crew members, fighting his way through the mob of people. “Hey, do me a favor. Hand me a microphone and let me go up there!” he directed to one of the surprised men.
“Let him up. This is Kyra's boyfriend.” Landon practically appeared out of nowhere.
“I didn't know you were here,” Matt said, happy to see him.
“I wanted to see how she'd do here. And no, I wasn't the one who booked this stadium. Here's a mic. Let's get you up there. What are you going to do?”
“I'm going to make sure Kyra knows she's safe. I'm sure she's told you what happened. I think that couple fighting spooked her.” Matt took the mic, his stomach all in knots. “Tell the band to go on with the music. I've got this.” With the help of one of the crew, Matt jumped up on stage. Kyra didn't see him right away, but the audience went wild. Matt raised the microphone and started singing the lyrics to the song. She whirled around and faced him, her mouth ajar. Then, good ol' Kyra, she regained her composure and sang along with him.
It's Always Something, a Life Won't Wait novella, featured in the holiday boxed set Christmas Pets & Kisses 2, releases October 11th. Twelve Never before published novellas featuring pets, and set around the holidays. Preorder your copy for 99 cents!
What I'm working on:
Shhh....I'm actually working on several projects, but the most noteworthy one and the one I'll talk about now is Dear Christmas, the fith and final book in the Secret Santa Series. Who is the hero of Dear Christmas, you ask? Well, how about the sweet little six year old boy Ben, who stole hearts from the very beginning in The Secret Santa Wishing Well. He gets his own grown up story in Dear Christmas. Release date, cover, and blurb to be announced. Stay tuned!