Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Mishmash 5/16/16


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Ashelyn Drake is merging with Kelly Hashway  Last week I made the decision to fully merge my Ashelyn Drake accounts with my Kelly accounts. That means pretty soon the Ashelyn FB, Twitter, and blog will all be deleted. My Kelly accounts will be for both names now. If you follow Ashelyn, make sure to follow the Kelly accounts to stay updated on Ashelyn's work. Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. (You already know this blog, and might have noticed it has both names on it now.)
  2. Drafting  I'm working on an Ashelyn Drake contemporary romance right now. I'm going to call this adult, but the characters are in their mid-twenties so it's teetering the line of NA/Adult.
  3. Balance  I'm really proud of myself because I've been balancing my days with editing in the mornings and writing in the afternoons. I'm so much happier! Balance is good, guys. :)
  4. Field Trip  I'm chaperoning my daughter's field trip to the Adventure Aquarium tomorrow. I'm dreading the two and a half hour bus ride (each way!!!) but I love aquariums.
  5. Cover reveal for MORE by Keren Hughes Check out this gorgeous cover for Keren's July 19th release, More. I love it.
Drake Anderson is all the man Annalise Duncan ever wanted…

Annalise has it all. The perfect husband. The perfect son. The perfect life. After the father of her son Ayden abandoned her to be a single parent, she finally felt like she hit the romance jackpot. Her boss, Drake Anderson, turned out to be more than just a friend. He’s the love of her life, and an amazing stepfather to her son.

But the picture perfect marriage is merely an illusion…

After seven wonderful years, Drake leaves. He doesn’t give her a reason, or even the courtesy of a return phone call. Six months go by without even a single acknowledgement. Annalise is devastated. Her heart and soul belonged to Drake, and he was the only father Ayden ever knew. She’d dedicated her life to him and the family they built together, and she isn’t willing to let that dream go easily.

When Annalise spots Drake out at a cafĂ© with a woman, her heart shatters all over again. But it’s not what Annalise thinks. He isn’t cheating on her. There are things about leaving that Drake just can’t or won’t explain. Some things should remain a secret. 

He wants his old life back, but Annalise won’t accept anything but the truth…

Drake has to find a way to convince his wife, his Cariad, to take him back, but it may mean facing a truth he wanted to keep hidden. He must prove to Annalise that despite his past, he wants her…

More.
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That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

20 comments:

  1. I can only imagine how less hectic things will seem when you consolidate all the social media activity! :)

    Congrats.

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    1. Being two people does take twice the time. This should help a lot.

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  2. A splendid cover! That's a long bus ride for a field trip.

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  3. Merging seems like it will make it more efficient for you to manage all you do. Enjoy that field trip.

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  4. From the kid's perspective, a two hour bus ride is awesome. I used to love field trips that were more than an hour away.

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    1. It wound up being 3 hours each way! I got the worst migraine ever.

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  5. I love aquariums. We visited the zoo last week, and the penguins were our favorite. Stay sane on the that ride, lol!

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    1. I love aquariums too. I just wish this one was closer.

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  6. Congrats Kenen. Sorry Annalise but I would leave that guy in a hot minute. This whole disappearance, reappearance mystery thing just screams the potential for real life crime drama. A great read but nothing I'd take part in real life.

    It's great to have balance Kelly and I'm glad the merger works for you. Best of luck with that trip and bus ride.

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  7. Balance is awesome. I really mean to try it sometime.

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  8. I wondered about your two authorly names. Being one should smooth your life some. I wonder if this was a branding decision or something that you felt made you more creative, like taking on another personality.

    I know a local author who writes and publishes under three pen names. One for romance, one for a cozy-mysteries, (the only one I have read of hers so far) and one for her more literary minded fiction. She said it actually helped her work. But in all her books-- on the flap page it states what her legal name is, and what her other working-names are.

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    1. I kind of feel like I'm leading a double life sometimes. ;) I'm hoping the merger will make me feel a little more sane.

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  9. Balance is definitely a good thing. Plus, there's nothing like that feeling you have when you get down a routine that actually helps you be productive!

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  10. The field trip sounds like fun. When I was teaching I enjoyed the trips, but not the bus ride so much.
    Glad you're finding your balance. Having only one for all your work should make it easier.

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    1. Yeah, busses and I don't mix well. I got the worst migraine of my life.

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