I’m happy to announce that I have a book coming out from Sarina Bowen‘s HeartEyes Press in her amazing World of True North universe. If you haven’t read any of Sarina’s books, I heartily recommend them. I’ve always enjoyed her hockey romances and the first True North book of hers I read, Heartland, was excellent.
My hockey romance, Darkroom, is in the World of True North Moo U series. The Moo U books all take place in Vermont at the fictional Burlington University, affectionately known as Moo U and they’re all hockey romances!
I loved writing about a Chinese heroine with a port-wine stain birthmark who was adopted by white parents and brought to America. Sprinkled into her journey are quite a few of my own experiences and feelings about being a fourth-generation Chinese-American who is not as dialed into my heritage as I feel I’m supposed to.
Look for this book to release April 26, 2021, or better yet, preorder it now so you don’t have to remember. It’s starting out on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited, but will release wide eventually.
I’m not gonna lie, being a twenty-one-year-old virgin is ridiculously embarrassing, bordering on pitiful. And if there’s anything I hate, it’s being pitied. So I’m getting my V-card punched this semester. It’s time to stop dreaming about being swept off my feet. Instead, I’m planning a down-and-dirty one-nighter with a certain hot hockey player I’ve been eyeing.
As a top draft pick from a family of hockey royalty, I’m under so much pressure that I’m losing my edge on the ice. I need something to snap my brain out of this self-destructive stress-loop. Like a hot night of fun. That’s where Indi Briscoe from my photography class comes in. She’s flirtatious and funny one moment, sweetly shy the next. But then she wants me to pop her cherry.
Jesus. Did I mention the pressure thing? Am I crazy for starting something with her? Or would I be a fool for saying no?
Warning: this standalone novel contains heat, heart, familial expectations, extreme milkshakes, and a hamster with deep thoughts.
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While researching a detail for my work-in-progress (tentatively titled Small Print), I needed to find out if they still made Ken dolls. They do indeed. In fact, Ken has evolved since I was a little girl. As a Starbucks barista, I was amused to find there is a Barista Ken. With a man bun, no less. His jeans are distressed too. I actually think he’s kind of cool and if I were playing with Barbies now, I think he’d give GI Joe a run for his money.
I also kind of liked this sexy, nerd Ken, even if his shirt leaves a lot to be desired.
While in the Ken area of Amazon, I saw Barbie and Ken come in a Cafe Set, but even though I adored the tiny panini press accessory, I though it was sexist that Barbie was the server and Ken was the chef.
But then they sort of redeemed themselves with this guy…
I’ve got to get back to writing, but I’ll leave you with this…the Ken that tops them all…Merman Ken! I mean, wow. Just wow. Notice the crotch joint that allows his tail to move and his jaunty shell necklace and bracelets. How could you not want this guy? LOL