Late summer, my editor asked me to come up with a plan to market Welcome to Aberdeen. At that time, I had no clue. After all, I’ve never published a book before, so I really had no idea how to promote one. So, I did what all curious people do…I searched the internet and stumbled upon an author who wrote a short story to complement her upcoming novel. This information got the wheels turning in my head.
A few years ago, eager to remain in Ben’s world, I created a short story about him prior to Lily’s arrival into Aberdeen. I delved into his life as a player, and scribbled out a quick story about a woman setting her sights on him only to lose out time and again until the very end. I loved the story, but knew it was only a short and probably wouldn’t go far.
Oh, was I wrong. I approached my editor about the story and my idea to market it as a ‘prequel’ to W2A. She accepted my idea with the caveat I make some changes and get them to her quickly. So, over three days, I re-wrote the whole story – 20,000 words and came up with Hometown Player. If possible, I’m even more in love with Ben. I love his history, his personality, his character, and now, happily I can say, Hometown Player will soon be published. I just received the cover and the blurb, which I’ve included here.
Hometown Player will come out a month before Welcome to Aberdeen, and if you ask me, both are wonderful. At least, I think they are. Every time I read them, and trust me, I’ve scoured those books thousands of times, I sigh at the end. Maybe I’m a sap, or maybe I’m just in love with my story, but either way, I think they are incredible, and I hope you will too.
So, without further ado, here’s the blurb and the AMAZING cover, which I just think is the hottest thing I’ve ever seen!
Hope you look forward to seeing them in print as much as I am!
Taylor Madison has two goals—enjoy her semester break and to forget the past year—that is until she spots Ben Jordan. She’s not looking for love from the avowed bachelor, but she isn’t opposed to a quick dalliance, either. Soon, though, her heart gets entangled, forcing her to decide whether to play things safe or risk everything on the one person notorious for breaking hearts.
Hot shot, Ben Jordan, has it made. The young police chief of Aberdeen has his pick of women. He plays the game straight—no exchanges of personal numbers and no second dates. Once he meets Taylor, all his carefully crafted rules are called into question. Now he must choose whether to let his past haunt him or take a chance on a future.