You Heard It Here: Happiness Is… A New Book

I’ll admit that I was struggling to find my happiness this month. It started off a little rocky – because of the death of a friend – and will end a little rocky with the unveiling of my father’s headstone. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since he died. But I’m happy knowing he’s at peace and he’s with my mom somewhere. She always wanted to travel and never really got the chance, so I have a sneaking suspicion that’s she’s dragging him all over the world to see everything she missed. Hey, who knows. Could be true.

But on to Happiness Is because I think it’s important to find happiness even in the sad times.

This month’s happiness is starting a new book. I’ve just finished the last Adrenaline Highs novel and it was kind of a bitter sweet moment. So before I got too sad about it, I dove into my next High Stakes novel. I’m still batting around possible titles, so I can’t share that with you, but I can tell you that you’re going to get Brendan St. John’s story. (That’s Blake’s twin in case you’re keeping track.) I don’t know if any of you remember that Blake works for one of my all time favorite characters… Seger Hughes. (I figure since I did a little series cross-over with Blake in Imminent Danger then I could cross Seger over into this High Stakes novel.) Seger plays an important part of this book and you can bet that where there’s Seger, there’s his wife Ashley. (Who knows… we might even see Roamer!)

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So, that’s my happiness. What’s yours this month?


You Heard It Here: Happiness Is… A New Book — 12 Comments

  1. Hey – didn’t know you were in Texas. Safe travels home.
    I’m also starting a new book plus I’m celebrating my new release – HER PERFECT PROPOSAL from Harlequin Special Edition.
    Two wonderful things to be happy about.
    P.S. Love Roamer (aka Zack?)

    • Hi Lynne,
      Congrats on your new release! I love this book! The hero is especially yummy! You do have a few things to be happy about! Love that. And, yes, I love Roamer/Zach too! Thanks for dropping in!

  2. Tomorrow at 12:30 pm, I’ll be happy that my Coffee Master oral exam is over. Until then, I’m nervous and scared and stressed out. My head is overflowing with information about Starbucks and coffee.

    • Hi Kate,
      I’m sure you’ll do great on your exam! I’ll be keeping all digits crossed for you. You’ll have to let me know how it goes. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Safe travels. I hear you on the excitement of starting a new book. And it was just a year for my mom’s passing, so I feel your emotions on that one as well.


    • Hi Pamela,
      Thank you. I was thinking about you. I remembered that your mom and my dad died passed away near the same time. Thanks for dropping in.

  4. Hi Dee,
    Congrats on the beginning of a new book! Always a challenge and thrill at the same time. Hugs on the one year anniversary of your dad’s passing and sorry about the death of a friend. Our lives have highs and lows and we sort of float through them all. Or try to. Here’s to easy, fun chapters ahead!

  5. Hi Charlene,
    Thank you. So far so good with this book, but I have a feeling it’s going to get more challenging. Thanks also for the hugs. Those are always appreciated. Thanks for stopping in!

  6. Sorry about these sad times, but it’s good to have this closure and to start moving forward again. We never stop remembering, but at least we do it in a way that becomes gentler on the emotions. Love that pooch face.
    Yay! for you for diving right into the next book. Seems like something is in the air, because I did the same thing. And I’m beta reading your last one, about half way through. And it is fabuloso! 🙂

    • Hi Robena,
      Yes, I agree with you on closure and I will always have my father (and mother) in my heart. There must be something in the air with so many of us starting new books! And OMG, I’m so glad you’re liking Always Dangerous. I can’t wait to get it out there. Thanks for coming by!

  7. Hey Dee J.,

    Sounds like Feb. is kind of a heavy month for you. Glad you’ve found inspiration in there as well. My heavy month is Nov., though it’s some bitter, some sweet, (goodbye to dad, hello to son, circle of life kind of stuff).

    So excited about your new book. Can’t wait to read the next exciting High Stakes novel!

    • Hi Samanthe,
      Yeah, this Feb really threw a few loops. Nov is special for me since it’s my mom’s b-day month so I’ll be thinking of you. You’re sweet and I’m glad you enjoyed the first High Stakes. I just finished reading your book Light Her Fire and loved it! Another awesome read! Thanks for dropping in!