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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.

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fake Marriage Romance, New Adult Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update

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

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Enemies to lover romance, Fake Marriage Romance, love triangle romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

Another Book Down

Book #8 is finished!!!!! If anyone had ever told me I’d enjoyed writing a love triangle so much, I would’ve thought they were lying, but… I loved it. Being able to write two guys and show the differences between them, the differences in the way the heroine felt for them and how they treated her. And of course, who she chose in the end.

In other news, All The Pieces of You have been out for a week and doing really well. I’m getting ready to send book #3 (fake marriage romance) over to the editor in the hopes of publishing that one in June. If only I could choose a title for it. I’m stuck between three that I like.

I’m almost done with book #9. I was working on 8 and 9 at the same time, so I think I have about two chapters left for that one. That one is an enemies to lover romance.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized

Seven More Days

Only seven more days until All The Pieces Of You releases. I am beyond excited for my book to be out in the world. Some arc have been sent out and I can’t wait to hear what they think and read their reviews. If anyone wants an arc and can have the review up in the next ten days, let me know.

Have you gotten your copy yet? If not, click on the link below and correct that immediately. 🙂

 

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Release Day, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update

It’s Almost Here

All The Pieces Of You is now available for pre-order. Releasing on March 25, 2019.

And you can add it on Goodreads here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43684037-all-the-pieces-of-you

Blurb:

Life is about all the pieces coming together…if they fit.
Cassidy knows the ugly side of love all too well, and isn’t interested in allowing it into her own life. So, why does the man at the gym make her question that?
Lucas is too busy raising his young daughter to look for love, but life has already shown him just how quickly things can change. Maybe that’s why the woman doing sit-ups has him doing a doubletake.
When the pieces of two people fit, falling in love should be easy. Except there’s always something in the way of happily ever after.
And just because two people fit, doesn’t always mean they match.

This is a standalone romance.

 

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Release Day, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Teasers, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

The Year’s All Planned Out

Hello in 2019.

First and foremost… Book 2 in up for pre-order, but lucky you (whoever reads this) because you’re the only ones I’m telling for now. I put it up extra early, for reasons I won’t go into, so it’s available for pre-order now and releasing March 25. I’m super, super excited to say the least. I had to look for the cover for so long (and you would not believe how hard it is to find a cover with an interracial couple) and finally found one I liked. The title is All The Pieces Of You and here’s the blurb:

Life is about all the pieces coming together…if they fit.
Cassidy knows the ugly side of love all too well, and isn’t interested in allowing it into her own life. So, why does the man at the gym make her question that?
Lucas is too busy raising his young daughter to look for love, but life has already shown him just how quickly things can change. Maybe that’s why the woman doing sit-ups has him doing a doubletake.
When the pieces of two people fit, falling in love should be easy. Except there’s always something in the way of happily ever after.
And just because two people fit, doesn’t always mean they match.

This is a standalone romance.

I’ll put the link at the bottom if you want to go over to Amazon and have a look (and see the cover before anyone else).

In other news, I’m working on book #7 right now, about 25k words in and loving it. I’ve plotted out a love triangle book and am working on the plot for a hater to lover book after that.

Like the title of this post says, I’ve got the year all planned out, or at least the way I hope it goes. That means me publishing four of my books, each one three months apart and writing three more, but since I’m already ahead with the writing, hopefully I’ll get more done than that.

Pre-order link:

All The Pieces Of You

Write soon. Bye.

Ari

Posted in Contemporary Romance, Romance, Single Dad Romance, Uncategorized, Update, Writing In Progress

The Hell That Is Editing

I finished book #6 and am now editing book 2, so I can get it to the editor. Yes, editing to send it to the editor. I don’t want her jumping ship because it’s that bad. But I must say, re-reading book 2, I find myself just as in love with it as when I wrote it. I hope everyone else loves it too. This one is the single dad romance.

Other then that, Be My Light is doing well, even if the lack of reviews frustrates me. It’s weird to see people reading your book (through sales and seeing how many pages are read with Kindle Unlimited), but not seeing reviews or what they thought about it. But I guess on the flip side of that is no reviews also means no bad reviews.

I plan to finish editing book 2 this week and then getting started on book #7, which was inspired by a book cover design I saw. I had it plotted out within hours of seeing the cover. It’s that beautiful.

Write soon. Bye.

Ari Reavis