It’s about one week until the release of First Time, my dual-novel spin-off from my Sophie Scaife series, and people have questions. And have I got answers for you!
Newly divorced and romantically pessimistic, Ian Pratchett doesn’t know why he’s been set up with Penny Parker. She’s unrelentingly positive, utterly superstitious, and sexually inexperienced—everything Ian is not. But when sparks fly between them, Ian sees the possibility of a life he’d given up hoping for…with a woman he would never have expected.
With the wounds from a bad breakup still healing, Penny Parker is reluctant to dive back into the dating scene. She’s especially wary of being set up with an older man, but Ian Pratchett wants the same future she’s after: family, stability, and true love. Though all the signs point to Ian being The One, can the timing ever be right between two people born decades apart?
Do I have to read both books to understand the story? Not at all! Both books are complete novels following the same love story. If you read both, however, you get both Ian and Penny’s point of view.
Is this an erotic romance, like The Boss? Nope! I would classify this as a contemporary romance with the heat turned up.
I’m planning on reading both. Which book should I read first? It really doesn’t matter. They were written to be read in either order, or even side-by-side!
Are you going to release the first chapter on your blog, like you usually do? As it turns out, I don’t have to. You can read a whopping 20% of both novels at Smashwords.com! Here’s the link to Ian and here’s the link to Penny.
Are characters from The Boss going to make appearances? Yup! Sophie and Deja both make appearances in Penny’s story, and Neil shares a scene with Ian in Ian’s book.
I’ve been imagining [insert celebrity here] for Ian/Penny. Who did you imagine while writing the book? In my head, Craig Ferguson is Ian and Dianna Agron is Penny.
I’m coming to see you at the Authors After Dark book signing. Can I get First Time there? I’m planning on it! I made a Twitter announcement stating that I wouldn’t be able to get copies there in time, but as it turns out, they may just make it!
(PS. This is always a big signing, so I hope you come out and visit us!)(Also, Sherrilyn Kenyon OMGWTFBBQ.)(Also, I don’t have to get any of my books signed by Sherrilyn Kenyon because she once did a signing without limits at a book store over by Detroit and I brought every. Single. One. That I own.)
Now, onto the best part! A MASSIVE GIVEAWAY! I love to give stuff to you guys! Check out the prizes on the widget below (I think you have to hit the little arrows or something to see them) and all the ways you can enter!
The Troutstanding! swag packs are comprised of a “Proud to be a TROUTSTANDING! member of TROUT NATION” sticker, a Troutstanding! bumper sticker, pen, and rubber bracelet, and other assorted autographed promo items. This giveaway is open to anyone who lives in a country where giveaways are legal and I can mail this stuff without breaking some kind of censorship law. If you live in a place that doesn’t have access to Amazon, we’ll figure out an alternate prize of the same value.
Thanks in advance for playing along. I just like doing giveaways.
As always, I appreciate all of you and your amazing support for my work! Without you, I might have to get a job where I have to put pants on.