Ok, seriously, though. I know that's a funny title, but it's true. When it comes to blogging, I totally suck at it. I am the world's worst blogger, and I'll be the first to admit it. I never know what exactly to blog about. I can't seem to blog on a set schedule if my life depended on it. I'm just really bad at it, so I wanted to get that out of the way right up front.
That said, if you've followed me for any length of time, you probably notice that things look a little bit different around here (On the up side, if you've never visited my website before, then you don't notice). The website has some new digs, it's become a little more streamlined and a little less showy. It's certainly become much easier for me to handle, and I really like it. I hope you do too.
My life has been in a constant state of upheaval for most of 2016, it seems. You've probably noticed this in the number of releases I've had this year. Counting the one tomorrow (July 31, 2016) it will be two. That's it. Just two. I've been a self-published author for over three years now, and I have over 20 titles, but so far this year I've only released two. That should tell you something's been amiss.
I'm not going to bore you with the details, but my husband has recently been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I had heard about PTSD before, of course. But like most things in this life, until it actually touches you and impacts your experience, you can't fully understand the implications of it. The struggle is real, and sometimes all-consuming.
PTSD is often misunderstood, I think. Most people only associate it to our veterans, and those who have served in the military. But the reality is that PTSD can happen to anyone - Police Officers (like my husband), Firefighters, victims of violent crime. Anyone who witnesses a traumatic event, really. And the struggles they, and those they love, go through are real and far-reaching.
But I'm doing my best to stay positive. We are getting my husband the help he needs to cope with his new normal. In the meantime, I am still plugging away at my writing. As I mentioned, I have a new release on July 31. The book is titled Lion Tamer, it is book 2 of the Rock Shifter Fairytales, and here's the cover and blurb:
What do you get when you cross a smoking-hot rock star with a sexy lion shifter, then throw in a heaping dose of gothic fairytale enchantment? Gigi Loveland is about to find out!
Disapproving family members, an exclusive invitation-only ball, and a godmother wielding magic spells isn't enough to keep Gigi from pursuing her mission of getting close to her favorite shifter rock band. She'll do almost anything to accomplish her task. But in a world where interspecies relations are often as problematic as the human-shifter conflict, Gigi doesn't know what hit her when her delicate gazelle senses tell her she's falling for the band's fierce, tortured, and intimidating bassist, Dash Lyons. Predators and prey don't usually make the best love matches, and the closer she and Dash get, the more Gigi wonders if she really has what it takes to tame the beast.