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Girl Meets Boys is LIVE!

Buy it now or read with Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RCVK5JF

Girl meets boy, they fall in love, and live happily ever after. But what happens when, instead of meeting one boy, the girl meets two?

With Emily starting college, she figures it’s the perfect time to break out of her shell and have a new beginning. She doesn’t expect that in rewriting her story, it would include a love triangle.

First she meets Julian. She can’t help but notice his shirts with quotes on them, that match his quirky personality, his crooked smile and ruffled hair. He understands her in ways few others do. That’s what makes her afraid to let him get too close.

Then she meets Will. He’s from a different world, different crowd. When he goes out of his way to show her just how well she fits in his life, she finds herself getting swept up all too easily. Sometimes though, opposites really shouldn’t attract.

Girl meets boys and soon the choice isn’t which one of them is better, but who she’s better with.

There’s also a giveaway with three signed paperbacks up for grabs. It’s open until 1/21/21. You can enter it here: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/81aa78942339/

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Sneak Peek of Girl Meets Boys

The first time Emily meets Julian:

I’m jeered out of my thoughts when someone practically falls into the seat beside me. The entire row is empty, but this boy decides he should sit right next to me. I look from his black jeans up to his T-shirt, and my eyes stay there for a moment reading the quote on it. Do not set yourself on fire to keep others warm, it states. Oh, I like that.

An amused chuckle brings my eyes higher, to his face. And what a face it is. His smile is…beautiful. Maybe he wouldn’t appreciate me describing it with that word, but it’s the only one I can think of. It’s a little crooked, pulling to the side, but that just makes it all the better. His brown eyes look back at me, his smile reaching them. You could get lost in eyes like his, just staring into them and letting yourself forget all your problems. His dark brown hair somehow manages to look like he just rolled out of bed, yet had time for a quick comb through before getting to class, ruffled but neat.

“Uh, hi,” he finally says.

“Hi,” my voice comes out in the most embarrassing croak.

Come on, Emily. Get it together.

“I’m Julian.” He offers me his hand.

“Emily.”

“Nice to meet you, Emily.” He smiles. “I hope you weren’t saving this seat for someone.

I shake my head because quite frankly, I don’t trust my voice right now.

“Good.” His head turns as the professor begins speaking. When did he even get here? “Shh, we have to learn now.”

First day of class and I’m not even paying attention. I’m too busy watching everything Julian does from the corner of my eye. He gets his laptop out of his backpack and sets it on the desk. I tuck my lips in to hide my smile when I see his screensaver is a picture of him stuffing his face with the biggest burger I’ve ever seen. Unlocking my tablet, I try my best to listen and take notes. All that’s blown to hell when I hear Julian’s laptop give what can only be described as a foreboding sound from his desk. I look over and see his screen turn blue and a sad face appear on it.

A groan leaves Julian’s mouth as my eyes quickly read the words on the screen telling him there’s been a problem with his device, and it will now try to assess it and not to turn the laptop off. But apparently the laptop doesn’t take its own advice because a few seconds later, the screen goes black, the lights on the keyboard fade, and you can audibly hear the laptop power down.

“You’ve got to be kidding me.” Julian’s head falls back on the seat.

I look back and forth between him and the laptop, willing it to turn back on, but my mind tricks don’t work. It stays black the rest of the class. When the professor dismisses us and people begin walking out of class, Julian stays in his seat, staring at the blank screen.

“You can have my notes,” I offer him.

He looks at me, then his eyes go around the hall, as if just now noticing that class is even over.

“I appreciate it.” He gives me a small smile.

“You want me to email them to you?”

He nods. “That’ll work. And kills two birds with one stone.”

My eyebrows scrunch in confusion. “What do you mean?”

“I get the notes and a way to contact you.”

A surprised chuckle bursts out of me, and my face heats up.

“Well I’ll make you work harder for my phone number. Don’t think it’ll all be that easy.”

“I would never.” He grins.

The third time Emily meets Will (because *whispers* the first two times didn’t go so well)

Instead of going to the student cafeteria, I enjoy the weather and walk a few blocks to one of the small cafés near the campus. Oddly enough, as soon as I enter, I hear a voice and instantly know it’s Will. I look to my left and see him sitting on top of one of the tables while his friends sit in the chairs around the table. He notices me and waves. I give him a small smile and walk to the counter to place an order.

The food is already cooked and just placed in a Styrofoam container before it’s handed to me. I grab a drink and pay for everything before going to an empty table towards the back. The first bite of my baked ziti is in my mouth as someone comes and sits on the table. I don’t even have to look up from his jeans to know it’s Will.

“You do know most people sit on the chairs instead of the table right?” I ask after I swallow my food.

“I like being able to see everything,” he says.

“Well I don’t want your ass near my food, so,” I shoo him off the table.

He chuckles and sits in the chair instead. “Fine. Have it your way. This your first time here?” I nod and he continues. “Food’s really good. Me and my friends usually come here for lunch.”

I take another bite and nod, not really knowing what to say.

“You don’t talk much huh?” He tilts his head like he’s trying to figure me out.

“I talk when I have something to say.” I shrug.

“And you have nothing to say to me?” His eyebrows raise. People not exactly salivating to talk to him is probably new for him.

“We’re not exactly from the same crowd, you know?”

“Well you can’t know if you haven’t been introduced to my crowd yet.”

With that, he waves his friends over. Everything inside me wants to take the food I have left, toss it in the garbage, and make my way towards the exit. I have no desire to be a part of his fan club. But his friends come over, seeming to surround me and the table before I even blink. They sit in the few available chairs and when those are full, they pull some chairs from other tables. Some even stand and I find myself looking at Will out the corner of my eye, wondering just what it is about him that makes people flock to him like this. It’s more than his good looks. There’s a charm there, a smile that makes people feel important just to have it thrown in their direction.

“Everyone, this is Emily. She’s a freshman,” Will announces.

Most of the guys waves, while the girls size me up. They begin talking about the upcoming parties and joking about different professors, impersonating them and despite myself, I begin to relax, laughing with them and staying long after I’ve finished my food. I look over at Will and find him watching me, his smile a little easier than I’ve ever seen, but still a hint of practiced in it, like he doesn’t know how to drop the mask and just…smile.

“My crowd’s not so bad, is it?” he asks low.

“Maybe not.”

“So maybe you’ll come here for lunch again.”

“Maybe.”

“You’ll come,” he says with a grin. “And this will be our table.”

I’ve never had an our. Not an our table at school with anyone, not an our crowd. And for some reason, it appeals to me, as much as I just called this Will’s fan club. Maybe I wouldn’t mind being a part of an our, just a little bit.

“I’ll think about it.”

“Well here, let me give you my number, and if you are gonna come, let me know. I’ll make sure there’s a seat for you.”

I unlock and hand him my phone, not looking at the screen before giving it to him.

“Who’s The One And Only?” he asks when he looks at it.

I snatch my phone and see a text from Julian. Smiling, I swipe it off the screen and hand the phone back to Will. There’s a look in his eyes that I can’t quite name before they go down to my phone. A look that felt like it was saying the chase is on.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of Girl Meets Boys. It releases on January 15th and is now available for pre-order.

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Blurb Reveal for Girl Meets Boys

Girl meets boy, they fall in love, and live happily ever after. But what happens when, instead of meeting one boy, the girl meets two?

With Emily starting college, she figures it’s the perfect time to break out of her shell and have a new beginning. She doesn’t expect that in rewriting her story, it would include a love triangle.

First she meets Julian. She can’t help but notice his shirts with quotes on them, that match his quirky personality, his crooked smile and ruffled hair. He understands her in ways few others do. That’s what makes her afraid to let him get too close.

Then she meets Will. He’s from a different world, different crowd. When he goes out of his way to show her just how well she fits in his life, she finds herself getting swept up all too easily. Sometimes though, opposites really shouldn’t attract.

Girl meets boys and soon the choice isn’t which one of them is better, but who she’s better with.

Releasing January 15, 2021

Now available for pre-order

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Two Year Anniversary And A Freebie

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I published Be My Light. So much hard work, so many emotions, so much hope, all placed between a front and back cover, all poured into so many words. I’ve published five other books since then, but this book will always be my baby, my introduction into author-hood (Is that a word? Well, it is now.)

Be My Light is free today. If you already own a copy, tell someone else to get it. If you have it, read it. If you’ve read it, review it. I appreciate it all.

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Goodbye 2019

I stayed up into 2020, working on my current book, not even knowing it was midnight until I heard the fireworks going off outside my window. But here we are, a new decade. And I’m so excited to see what this year, and decade, brings.

But as for 2019, well:

I published three books.

Wrote eight books, 560,422 words, give or take. (Definitely more give lol)

Got much better at making edits.

Designed all the covers for my books in the foreseeable future.

And when I consider the fact that I somehow got all this done with a husband and five kids and everything else going on in my life, I definitely pat myself on the back. Because some months I wrote less words than others and I’d start to feel like I’m wasn’t doing enough, wasn’t working hard enough. I felt bad when I took a day off, when I read books and told myself if I have time for that, then I had time to work on my own. Gonna try and do better with that this year. Letting myself feel okay about taking the time away from writing when I need to. But in other ways, writing is my therapy. Writing is what makes my day, makes me happy and relaxed, so it’s a slippery, weird slope.

Anywho, in 2020 I plan to release 4 books, 3 contemporary romances and a fantasy romance, if all goes according to plan. Still working on book #15, about half way through, and just got done editing book #6 last night.

And bonus for last night, to leave 2019 on a super high note, Be My Light made it onto a reader I absolutely love’s fav reads list. So seeing that really just made my night, and really I’m still flying high off that today.

Hope everyone has a wonderful year and goes for what makes them happy.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari.

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1 Year Old!!!!!

Today Be My Light is one year old. I cannot believe it’s been a year since I published this book. It doesn’t seem that long ago. I still remember writing this book, editing this book, and the hives I broke out in the day before it went live.

There’s a giveaway of a paperback copy of the book and a bag on my instagram page. Go enter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3pF4hQAo8-/

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A break…Maybe

Book #12 is finished. It ended up being a heck of a lot longer than I thought it would. It seemed like every time I thought I was almost done, another idea would pop into my head. There’s a lot in this book that if someone looked at my google history, would look very suspicious. It’s also the last book in a series I’ve written about people from the same town. No more characters are calling to me from it, so I think this will be the last. Now to find a cover and some pictures for edits for it.

Speaking of… Edits. I wish I knew more about them for my first three books. I have so much fun looking for pictures to use for them now. Pictures I wouldn’t use for a cover, but go along so well with the book.

I’m taking a break until the kids go back to school because man, do they make writing extra hard. So that’s about a week and a half to finish plotting other books, get book #4 to the editor, and work on that book’s cover a little more. The picture I chose for it is so, so nice. Or, at least I think so.

Looking forward to getting back to work though because the days feel weird without sitting with my laptop for a few hours.

Be My Light, All The Pieces Of Me, and Just Fake It are available for purchase now, or read them for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Buy Links

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

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Another Ending and New Beginnings

I’ve finished book 3, a fake fiance romance. I have yet to figure out a title for it, but I’m so happy with the way it turned out. Once again, I had to convince myself that any other book I write doesn’t have to be as long as book 1. When the story is done, it’s done.

I finally found a cover for book 2, the singe dad romance. I was really heartbroken when the covered I was dying for got sold, but the new one is beautiful and I’m fits the title better anyway.

Just a reminder that Be My Light is up for pre-order and going live on Oct. 15th. Here’s the link.

I’ve started book 4 and have about 17k words written for that one so far, but because the words weren’t coming to me as naturally as they have with the other books, I switched it up and started book 5 last night. So far, I have over 1,800 words written for that one. I think I’ll stick with this one and go back to book 4 later. We’ll see.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari Reavis