It's been ONE WEEK since the release of BRIX and I feel like I'm still riding the high. This has been my best release to date and hearing all the love and excitement over this story has me eager to get back in the writing cave. Which poses the question... what is next for Brooke? What's to come in 2020?
Before I get into all of that, I want to give you a little bit of a backstory for those of you who may have missed some announcements I shared not too long ago. I was offered the incredible opportunity to write in not one but TWO existing "worlds." For those of you who don't know what that means, there are select authors who have written and published successful series. In many cases, the authors wrote the stories that spoke to them and have moved on, leaving readers still wanting more from the other characters they got to know along the way. Some authors will open up the worlds their characters were in and allow other authors to come in and write stories for their characters, giving readers more of what they've been wanting! I've been given the opportunity to write in Corinne Michael's Salvation Society world based on her Salvation series, along with the Cocky Hero Club world centered around Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward's blockbuster Cocky series.
It's been kind of surreal, if I'm being completely honest. Three years ago, I never would've dreamed I would be where I am in my writing career or to be given such wonderful opportunities to work with such talented storytellers. I'm excited to connect with their readers and share my work with them!
Corinne Michaels' Salvation series spoke to me from the moment I found out she was offering the opportunity. It brought me back to my debut series, A Hearts Compass, and the stories that readers fell in love with along the way. I'm excited to bring the characters from my series into her world for a fun cross-over story titled Sacrifice.
As a reader, I've fallen in love with Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland's work - both individually and as a writing duo. Their stories are some of my absolute favorites, so the opportunity to write in their Cocky Hero Club world was a no-brainer for me. As a lover of basketball and sports romance stories, I thought this was a great opportunity to bring the ideas that have been stewing in my mind for quite some time to life and blending it with their world. If you've read and loved their story Playboy Pilot, then I think you'll be excited for what's to come in my book Reckless Rebound.
As you can see, I have my hands full with a lot of fun things to come in 2020, but the fun doesn't stop there! Since starting Brix in the fall of last year, my mind and my heart has been consumed by the characters in this series. Their voices are so loud in my mind, it's proven to be quite the task to step back and try to focus on my world stories. Throw in the fact that readers have loved Brix and Ivy, and are eager for what's to come with Tysin and Kyla, I'm not ready to take a break from them. So, I'm going to do something wild, that I've never done before and I'm going to try writing two books at one time.
Am I a little nervous? YES! For a few reasons... mostly because when I write a story, I feel like I live and breathe those characters. It's hard for me to separate their feelings and emotions, so sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. That's also why I'm excited because the stories are sooo very different, but I think they'll give me a good balance. Tysin and Kyla's story is proven to be much more emotional than I originally had planned. Where as Reckless Rebound is lighter, still emotional at times, but more of a fun and steamy.
I'll be very honest, I'm worried I will be biting off more than I can chew. With that in mind, I won't be sharing any release dates until things are finished and I'm 100% proud of the stories I'll be bring you (although my publisher for the worlds will be setting the release dates on those, so they are totally out of my control there!). Once I finish Reckless Rebound and Tysin, I'll be doing the same as I dive into Sacrifice and Madden's story (the third member of A Rebels Havoc).
If you've made it this far, I hope you're as pumped and excited as I am for what's to come in 2020. I'll be sure to keep you in the loop as dates and things are finalized.
Thank you so much for supporting me in this wild ride. Like I said, I never imagined this is where my life would be taking me but I've loved every second of it. I hope one day I'm able to live out my ultimate dream of writing full-time. I know I can do it, but I won't get there without all of you so THANK YOU!