Saturday, December 29, 2018

2018: The Year in Review

Looking back on 2018, I am thrilled at what a great year it's been! As I have continued to re-focus and re-brand to writing FF romance, I have felt more and more certain that I this genre is where my heart is, and I plan to continue to write more of the same.

Serving as inspiration this year was the powerful, sensual film Disobedience, which released this summer. I was able to see it in the theater and wrote a review of it, which you can read --> here. <-- 




Simply put, I adored this film. I wouldn't be surprised to see it up for some Oscars in 2019. It's that good. I hope to see more high-quality lesbian romance films like this released in the future. I think the world's ready for more! ((Fingers crossed!))

As for my publications in the world of FF romance, this year I was so proud to publish not one, but two lesbian romance books. 

This summer, I released my second lesbian romance novel, CITY SPIRIT, COUNTRY HEART, which has gone on to be my best-selling book to date!




Then, in December, I released my very first Christmas themed story, the FF romance short "A Twist of Christmas Fate." During its first week, it made it to the Top 10 in the LGBT Kindle Short Reads category on Amazon. Another milestone I am so proud of!




But I wouldn't have had such a great year without you, my readers! Every day, I grow more grateful and appreciative of you! 

I also must mention the support of my publisher, which I am proud to work with: Painted Hearts Publishing. Their staff is so knowledgeable and talented and passionate about the business, and I feel honored to be a part of the team. (By the way, if you haven't browsed their traditional and diverse romantic offerings, I suggest you treat yourself right now and take a look! --> www.paintedheartspublishing.com <--)

As we go into 2019, I'm not planning on slowing down! In fact, I have some exciting projects in the queue, one in particular that I'm working hard on right now, and I think you're going to like it. Let's just say, I'm delving into one of my favorite worlds to bring you a whole new set of fun adventures, sexy characters, and delicious romances that are totally gonna rock!




So, friends, thanks again for your continued love and support. Stay tuned, stay in touch, and have a fabulous new year - 2019 is gonna rock! 


XoXo

Scarlett


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Monday, December 17, 2018

Spotlight on "A Twist of Christmas Fate": My Personal Experience at a Santa House

In my new FF Christmas short romance, "A Twist of Christmas Fate," the main character, Kate, gets roped into playing Mrs. Claus at a holiday photo booth in the mall. While she's there, she meets Mickey, who is playing an elf. While many of the details of this story came purely from my imagination, I do have some personal experience playing a Christmas elf!



Here's the embarrassing evidence...


The location where I played an elf back in high school was a beautiful historical home, which made for a perfect real-looking Santa House, much more authentic than the usual mall setup. It was a lot of fun getting to see the joy on all the children's faces as they met Santa, some of them for the first time! Back in the day, I had dreams of being an actress, so dressing up and playing a role was easy for me. I thought it might be fun, however, to create a character who had zero experience acting. So in "A Twist of Christmas Fate," I made Kate a math teacher at a local community college, and I gave her a little bit of social anxiety to boot. She ends up playing Mrs. Claus, not because she planned on it, but more as a favor for a friend. At first she's nervous, but once she's there (especially after she meets Mickey, the gorgeous lady love interest of the tale) she really starts to enjoy the experience.

The story's available through multiple e-book retailers and is only $0.99! It's something sweet and festive to add to your lesbian romance collection. I hope you'll check it out!





BUY LINKS:


 Painted Hearts Publishing

 Amazon US

 Amazon UK

 Barnes & Noble

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XoXo

Scarlett


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Special Holiday Release! "A Twist of Christmas Fate"




I'm excited to announce my new FF Christmas short, "A Twist of Christmas Fate"!


When inclement weather ruins Kate’s plans to fly out of state and spend Christmas with her family, she fears her holiday might be ruined. But out of the blue, a photographer friend calls to ask if Kate would be willing to play Mrs. Claus at the Christmas photo booth in the mall. Kate agrees to do it, and once she’s there, she meets a stunning beauty named Mickey who is playing an elf at the same booth. As sparks begin to fly between the two women, Kate realizes what she thought was bad luck might instead be a fortuitous twist of fate.


Get your copy for only $0.99!


Painted Hearts Publishing

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Nook

Smashwords