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ARCs Are Here!

It’s been a week since my last post. Where went the consistancy!? Well, ladies and gents and unicorns, the past week has been crazy and wonderful. Please note anytime I say crazy or insane it’s an intense version of whatever I’m talking about and is not in reference to people.

Anyway, my co-writer and I spent the first few days pumping out the remainder of our upcoming book Unwrap My Heart. Then we revised the whole thing in a week. I had 14,000 word days. Insanity! Thank you ADD for giving me hyperfocus.

We sent the clean draft to our editor today, and it feels surreal. Like it’s almost done, and we only birthed the idea at the end of September and started writing in October (with breaks).

Our intention was to hopefully write 20,000 words, but the final count came to a little over 53,000 words. There are no fluff chapters. Every scene has a point. Lots of twists and emotional turmoil is what you’ll get if you read Unwrap My Heart.

It’s a young adult Christmas romance that shows a girl figuring out what to do after she gets pregnant by the wrong guy, and a boy regaining the trust of his parents after underage drinking incidents.

She has a secret, and he may be the only person she can trust. Telling the wrong person could affect everyone around her. But not telling will leave her homeless and brokenhearted.

The books will help you see the effects choices have on your future and how no matter how bad life seems, someone is always looking out for you.

Be ready to swoon and throw punches when Unwrap My Heart releases on December 2nd. In the meantime, you can read the unedited first two chapters and add the book to your tbr on Goodreads. We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Check out this book on Goodreads: Unwrap My Heart http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48342480-unwrap-my-heart

First Two Chapters

We are seeking readers for an advanced reader copy of Unwrap My Heart. Seeking reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub. ARCs will be available mid-November. Release date is December 2nd.

You can sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJxiySfiMbj0VZe5c8GV1k8aRZkclkcmTnFoKV1_iUc5GGEg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thanks do much for reading until the end, comment a Christmas emoji by December 1st to be entered to win an ebook copy!


My Life as Kelsey Sale

I’m just a poor girl
who’s never been kissed
and can’t even date.

Thanks to my mother
who can barely look at me and
keeps secrets about my unknown father.
Her demands are good grades
and absolutely no boys.

My life is everything but exciting.

But then Stone Maverick Avery walks in
with his designer sunglasses, rock star attitude,
and bad boy past.

And meeting him changes everything.

His presence starts a chain reaction
that leaves me lost and confused.
Tragedy is replaced by a father
who shows me what life is all about.

And for the first time in my life,
I feel loved and hopeful.

But will I trade in my second hand life for new one?

My name is Kelsey. And this is my life.


A roller coaster ride of discovery about love:
letting it in, handing it out, and releasing it to the wind.

My Life as Kelsey is book one in the My Life Series, stand-alone novels with interconnecting characters full of roller coaster rides, snark with a touch of humor, and heart-pounding moments.

If you love moments of teenage angst and swoon-worthy romance, then take a ride with this book and others in the My Life Series by Victoria Anders. My Life as Noah and My Life as Marlee are also available. More books to come in the My Life Series in 2020.

I’ll have a full review at some point, but I’m 24% through, and absolutely love it. I was very difficult to put down because the pacing is so great. No dull moments. Full of surprises. Lots of emotional shifts. I really how you give it a try and love it as much as I do.

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Sabrina & the Secret Santa Review

This was so stinking good. You’ve got this snobby, selfish girl who gets community service for driving with a permit who thinks she can pay her way out of it. Then you have a high school senior who forgot to do his service hours to graduate because he’s busy with wrestling and helping him mom raise an autistic teen.

I love when I read a story where I love to make fun of the rich person and their “problems” because I know they will go through a change. This was almost a reversal of the manic pixie dream girl, but the guy learns that it’s okay to take time for himself by the end of the book.

They have to help the community center with all of its holiday programs. Lots of festive customs and plenty of angst. It may be a short read, but it feels like a fully developed novel. This is the first I’ve read in the series and had no issue keeping up. However, it includes characters from earlier books, so I want to read those at some point.

If you want a holiday romance, that’ll make you shed a tear but mostly laugh and swoon, this will be great.

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