I have debated with this several times. “Looking back distracts from the now,” which Edna eloquently stated in the Incredibles movie. Yet, it is true. Looking backwards can prevent you from growing. However, since publishing the Just Breathe series, I have grown as a person and as a writer. To honor Emma and Joe, I felt it was best to go back and make small changes, edits, and even provide them with new book covers. To me, since they were my first books published, there is a kindred spirit between them and me. I want to do their story justice by making corrections so they can shine that much brighter.
So, keep your eyes peeled for when the re-release of the Just Breathe series will happen. Edits have already begun and covers have been redesigned. The new and improved versions may come before the end of 2021, if not, then defintiely in 2022!
To those who have read Emma’s and Joe’s story. Thank you for making becoming an author fun. Thank you for enjoying their story even with the editing mishaps here an there. Thank you for latching onto Emma and Joe as I have.
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No, you aren’t hallucinating! You read the title of this blog post and the words on the image above CORRECTLY.
Starting April 14th, my short stories (from anthologies) and novels will begin being uploaded to my YouTube channel for your listening enjoyment!
During launch week, April 14-16, 12 chapters will be uploaded for the first four (4) chapters of “One Kiss,” “Hollywood,” and “Wild Pumpkin.” These were short stories that were written for anthologies that were to benefit a good cause each.
After launch week, one chapter per story will be upload until the story is complete. All audios will be released on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Once a story is complete a new short story or novel will begin. Each having their designated day of the week for the release of the next chapter.
PLEASE NOTE: some of my stories will be an ABRIDGED version to make the story more suitable for YouTube and it’s viewers. For a full, unabridged version of my stories, you can purchase the ebook or paperback (links in each video description).
Remember, I’m a multi-genre author, so there will be something for everyone to listen. PLUS, I’m still writing! The last two books of the Red Knight series is coming this year (2020), there are 2 other books written with many more on the way as well.
P.S. I think I’m the first author (fiction) to record and publish their own audiobooks on youtube. Let me know if you’ve found someone else who has.
There’s still time to Read & Review any or all of the books of the Just Breathe series for a chance to WIN.
Prizes: 1 (one) Luck Winner will get: (If all three books get 25+ reviews on Amazon, there will be 2 winners!)
An Autographed copy of the ENTIRE Just Breathe series (paperback)
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Special Mystery Book Merchandise Item
When: From January 16th – March 16th, 2016 Where: RaffleCopeter Details: Post your reviews of each of the Just Breathe series books (#1 Breathe In, #2 Breathe Out, #3 Just Breathe) on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes/iBooks and even your blog.
During the entire time of the Giveaway, ebooks of the entire Just Breathe series will only be $3.99 each (regularly $4.99) and the Trilogy Box Set will be $8.99 (reg. $12.99). Just Breathe, book #3 will be at the prices of $2.99 until the release date 2/16/16.
Remember, the Just Breathe Trilogy is Available on Kindle Unlimited, as well as Breathe Out and Just Breathe!
Thanks for reading and GOOD Luck!
Links to Purchase Books
Breathe In (book #1):
Breathe Out (book #2):
Just Breathe (book #3): currently only available on Amazon, Kindle & Kindle Unlimited
It’s OFFICIAL! Just Breathe, the final book of the Just Breathe trilogy has arrived today, February 16th. Now, all of you lovely ladies and kittens can read the final chapters of Emma’s and Joe’s life. Will Emma chose to LOVE and BE LOVED? Will Emma and Joe get their happily ever after?
Just Breathe and the Just Breathe Trilogy Box Set (ebook & print) are available for purchase on Amazon and Amazon Kindle Unlimited. Paperback copies (autographed) can be order directly on my website. Paperbacks and ebooks are coming to B&N, Kobo, Nook and other locations within the next few days.
The current prices of each book (discounted) will remain until March 16, 2016 in honor of the EPIC GIVEAWAY I’m having. (See below about details and how to enter.)
The Just Breathe series is about a twenty-four-year-old woman named Emma Peterson who has made sure to have as much control over her life as she can since the death of her parents that occurred when she was sixteen. A fear of loss dominates Emma’s mindset when it comes to relationships of all types, especially when it comes to men and dating. Emma doesn’t date. Rather, she uses men for sex. She’s created eight golden rules to keep herself at a distance from men, particularly the men she sleeps with; 1. no dating or going out on dates, 2. never let them know where she lives, 3. never pick up a guy in a particular social setting that she may frequently attend or sleep with a man whom she may have the chance of running into on a regular basis, 4. never have a guy over to her apartment for any reason (her gay best friends are the only exceptions), 5. always end things before the guy starts to want more, 6. always use protection, 7. never sleep over at their place after sex and 8. always have more than one exit strategy.
When Emma’s best friend, Maggie, becomes involved with a new boyfriend, Emma’s world changes radically. Maggie’s relationship with Henry moves very quickly; faster than any of her previous relations and Emma is not excited about the newcomer to the group. On top of that, Henry’s best friend, Joe Covelli, is the first man Emma has ever met who makes her call her own rules into question.
Emma embarks on a journey that tests her beyond the temptation of breaking her rules. She discovers that there’s more to life than having control.
**Please Note: the Just Breathe series contains sexually explicit scenes and is suggested for audiences 18+.
EPIC Just Breathe series GIVEAWAY
One (1) Winner
Prizes: Autographed copy of the ENTIRE Just Breathe series (paperback) + $50 Amazon Giftcard + Book Swag + A Mystery Book Merch Item
Amazon Best-Selling Author Uses Husband as Book Cover Model
The romance genre has altered since the days of Fabio as the main male character. Aside from the fact that women are reading and writing more contemporary styles of romance, they’re also expounding their lustful desires and fantasies for their readers and themselves with bad boy characters who are just as muscular, but have tattoos and beards. Add to that, authors have also been expanding the realms of general love making to include BDSM and other alternative lifestyle scenes.
Amazon Best-Selling author Martha Sweeney has taken a unique and completely opposite position on the current trend of the tatted and bearded bad boys with not only the male character of her first trilogy, but also with the male cover model featured on her third book of the Just Breathe series. Martha used two different stock photos of a female for the first two books, BreatheIn and Breathe Out, but knew she wanted, and perhaps needed, to have a male model for the third book, Just Breathe, which is being released February 16, 2016.
With Joe Covelli, the male love interest for Emma Peterson in the Just Breathe series, Martha had a particular body type in mind to represent a billionaire book boyfriend who is clean shaven, bares not a single tattoo, but is in great physical shape. With the traits and qualities beyond that of wealth, Joe Covelli is quiet, intelligent, funny and sexy, minus the bad boy attitude and overly developed physique.
Author Martha Sweeney took a completely different route than any other author in the industry. While she appreciates the male form, and all of the hard work that many of the male models put into being the sexy characters her and her readers fantasize about, Martha knew certain attributes she did and didn’t want her model to portray the role of Joe Covelli from the Just Breathe series. Martha did research on the models who are currently prominent in the industry, as well as those who aren’t, in search of a lean, yet muscular male who doesn’t have a beard or tattoos.
After two months of searching for the perfect model, Martha realized that he was right in front of her — her husband. Thomas Sweeney, indie author of The Harem, had already been engaged in a very strict workout and diet regimen and had experienced great success. When Martha inquired, Thomas decided to increase his routines over a specific period of time to meet Martha’s deadlines and give her time to find another model if needed.
Several different preliminary photoshoots led to the final picture that was used for the Just Breathe book cover. Martha’s husband was able to meet her expectations. Thus far, the online responses from fans and readers have been overwhelmingly positive. Very often, readers have been surprised to discover that the model is her husband.
Martha Sweeney is happy to share her husband this way with readers and fans because her relationship with her husband was part of the inspiration for the series, and Martha feels strongly that Thomas is her Joe Covelli. The series was written to inspire women to build healthy, lasting relationships. The decision to use her husband on Just Breathe has paid off and, perhaps, started a new trend.