Second Shield II: The Return – Update!

Second Shield II – The Return

Pre-Order will be available on June 5th – for the August 31st release

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I am so glad that everyone has enjoyed Second Shield so much. I know many of you were shocked with the cliff hanger, and I do apologize.? Every week I get at least one message from someone asking when Second Shield II will be out. And Finally – I can say I am working on it again. Dealing with a major concussion for 10 months has made writing very difficult for me, but finally the voices are coming back! Currently, I have about 20 chapters finished and I just edited those chapters and did some re-writes to them. From where I’m standing, I’m about half way through the book. If everything goes as plans (my fingers are crossed so tightly), then I should be done writing this in April 2016 and I will be able to release in sometime this summer!

To help you out a bit, I’ll share a tidbit of what’s going on in book 2.

You all know where the cliff hanger was left, and Mack is learning to deal with the situation. She wanted to tell Drew but he is having a really hard time with Annabelle and just when she gets the nerve up to tell him, he says he needs some time.? While Drew is dealing with Anna and his children, Mack is working with her unit as a serial killer comes to the area. Chris Carley, the FBI agent from the cabin is back, and his friendship with Mack might cause some problems. Jose is also back as a close friend to Mack and you’ll see some more old friends and meet some new ones. It’s when Drew finally returns that all hell will break loose on the case, and in their lives.? Mack and the gang are going to have to figure out the connection to the victims before she herself becomes one and Drew is going to have to come to terms with all the changes in his life.

The excitment of bringing the characters back to life!

Getting back in the Groove!

It?s been 9 months since I slipped in my kitchen, struck my head and saw stars. Before my concussion, I was writing every spare moment I had. My goals for 2015 were to publish 7 stories and have another 4-5 written for 2016. Well, I sure didn?t hit my goal ? that?s for sure!

You're Not AloneThankfully, I have a pretty awesome team of people who helped me to get out the three stories I had already written before the injury. They were a little late out of the gate, but they were at least published.

It wasn?t until early January that I forced myself to sit down and write more. My therapist?s encouraged me to push past the issues I was still dealing with and set a small daily goal. Not only was this to help my endurance levels, but to get my mind back into the focus of thinking in more depth.Detective's Badge and ID

This wasn?t just for my books; it was to help me get ready to go back to work, too. In police work, you write a lot of reports ? a lot of reports! The process of thinking in that kind of detail was daunting to me, and luckily with the help of my three therapists, has finally started to become easier. In a couple weeks, I will finally return to work part time and work myself up to full duty again.

In the meantime, I write daily still dealing with headaches and word recall issues, but it?s getting easier. I managed to write a 40,000 word novella in January that will be released in March, and finished another novella for the Celebration Series that I?d been in the process of writing when I sustained my concussion.

Now, I?m working on the third novella for the Celebration Series, and will hopefully move on to the fourth one by the end of the month. Once the fourth one is second-shield-II-FINALfinished, I?m hoping to dig back into Second Shield 2. By that time, I should have my higher cognitive processing closer to where it was. My hopes at this time is to have Second Shield 2 release late summer.

The last 9 months have been frustrating and very depressing, but I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It?s been a long haul that has had my focusing on a lot of different parts of my life. I?m so thankful that my injury wasn?t worse, and I know I will never be back to my old self. But I have accepted my new self, and I know that eventually, I?ll find my groove again.

Goodbye 2014 ~ Hello 2015!

Happy New Year to all of you!!!

May your dreams come true and your goals be achieved!

2014 started out as a rough year for me with several major family issues. Luckily, by late April, my life had calmed down and I got back into the mind frame of writing. My Goal for last year was to publish 4 books, and I just barely reached that goal. In June I released two books, Distorted Loyalty and Six Days of Memories. Both of those did hit International Best Seller Status! In early December, Second Shield was released inside the box set, Heroes to Swoon For. A set of 11 stories by some awesome authors. Mid December, My Blood Runs Blue was re-released!

So what’s coming in 2015?

First off, I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t have a repeat of last year. I’m not up for family drama this year. Nope, Not. At. All!

My goals for this year: Blue Blood for Life will be re-released in January 2015. The new cover for Blue Blood should be out in a few days!

Barbara’s Plea: Is currently in editing – slated to release March 2015 – Romantic Suspense

You’re Not Alone: Waiting to be sent to editor – Slated to release Summer 2015 – Romantic Suspense

Mixing the Blue Blood: Book 3 – In writing process – Slated to be released by Summer – Paranormal Romance

Blue Bloods Final Destiny Book 4 – Plot process – Slated to be release late 2015 – Paranormal Romance

Second Shield 2 – In writing Process – Slated to be released late 2015 – Romantic Suspense

Garda 2 – Plot Process – Release expected early 2016 – Paranormal Romance

One Every Thirty Six Trilogy – Plotting process – Paranormal Romance

So if all goes well – I should be looking at 6 releases next year! Keep your fingers crossed that I can work my magic and stay on task!

Happy New Year!