Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dreams Do Come True...

This morning I'm feeling so many emotions I can't begin to count them. 

In 11 days my debut Novella Obsession will be releasing. I finished the Galley yesterday. After wiping away my tears, I sat back and thought over the crazy journey I have been on with this book.

First off, Obsession main idea came from a real life experience that happen last St Patrick's Day weekend. It's surreal that it's being releases a year later. Nothing of course happened like the story I spun in the book. Just the idea that you could use Twitter to befriend someone and have malicious motives.

Second, Obsession had a contract before Beachwalk Press, the Publisher closed before they really opened. I was of course... crushed. After a few days I decided I needed to stop moping and do something. My good friend Ella Jade (you may know her) told me to submit it to Beachwalk Press,  I did, and here we are.
 I'm ecstatic that Obsession is now ready for release.The good thing is I don't have to let them all go just yet. I plan on writing a spin-off next year that would happen between the last chapter and Epilogue. Alexandria's father is a police detective and To Serve & Protect would focus on him and a much younger woman. 

Other spin-off books that may happen in the future...

 Lacey and Tim's story Second Chances would take place the same time as Obsession.

Trina and Micheal's story Destiny would be pre-Obsession. This book will take us back to college and how they all met, We will watch all three couples fall in love and the girl become friends.

   Here is the Blurp and Excerpt:

Is there anywhere safe when you're the object of someone's obsession?

Alexandria Stevens is a New York Times best-selling romance novelist. After she makes a guest appearance on a popular TV talk show, she creates a Twitter account. Within a few short weeks she meets a fan, and they become fast friends…or that's what Alex thinks. When Alex finds herself being stalked, the person she least suspects is her new friend Jillian. What she doesn't know is that Jillian has been obsessed with her for years. She wants everything Alex has, even her husband.
Content Warning: sexual situations, adult language, violence

Excerpt from chapter 6:

Alex went into her study to answer some emails and go over the script for her movie again when the doorbell rang. Knowing Hudson was on a conference call, she went to answer it. She looked out the window to find a deliveryman with a long, white box. Her heart melted, Hudson had flowers delivered for her. He was always so romantic and thoughtful. God, she loved him.
Alex opened the door and signed for the flowers. As she took them to the kitchen to place them in a vase, her mind wandered to all the ways she could thank Hudson properly after his conference call was over. Her favorite one involved her being down on her knees. Alex couldn’t wait to see and smell the beautiful flowers. Giggling, she untied the ribbon and anxiously lifted the lid.
She screamed and dropped the box. It was filled with a dozen black roses, a purple plastic butterfly attached to one stem. Fear rocked through her body as she remembered the note left on her car. Like a butterfly, a wild butterfly. I will collect you and capture you. Alex fell to the floor and wrapped her arms around herself.
“Alex, oh my God. Are you okay? What happened?” Hudson asked as he placed his arms around her trembling body.
She pointed to the black roses. “I thought you sent me flowers,” she stuttered in between her sobs.
Hudson looked at the roses with confusion, then Alex pointed to the butterfly and told him about the note she’d found on her car and how Colleen said it was nothing, probably a sick prank.
“You should’ve told me, baby. I’m calling your father, this isn’t just a prank.” Hudson dialed Anthony, Alex’s father and a police detective. He held her tight and assured her that he wouldn’t let anything happen to her and that they would find out what was going on.
Anthony was at his daughter’s side within fifteen minutes with two policemen in tow. He asked a few questions and took the flowers for evidence. Alex just clung to Hudson as her father lectured her for not telling anyone about the note that had been left on her car. He was upset that the note had been destroyed, because there could’ve been forensic evidence on it that would help them figure out who was doing this.
Alex looked into her father’s eyes, he looked both angry and conflicted. She knew this had to be hard on him. He had to be both her father and the detective on the case. He assured them that he would try and keep a lid on this as long as possible. Alex let out a moan knowing what would happen if the media found out about it.
Hudson asked Anthony about the possibility of the police providing some sort of security for Alex. She objected, saying she didn’t want to be babysat. Her father quickly dismissed her objection, stating it was a good idea and he would arrange regular patrols of the street. He swore to her that he would catch the psycho that was stalking her. He hugged her before he left, which took Alex by surprise because he never showed emotion.
When everyone was finally gone, Hudson got Alex some water and two sleeping pills. Soon she was in bed wrapped in Hudson’s arms. Although she was both emotionally and physically exhausted, she felt safe next to him. She sighed and snuggled as close to his warm body as she could as she wiped away a tear and drifted off to sleep.
Alex woke to her cellphone ringing over and over again. Who the hell keeps calling? She moaned as she grabbed her phone from the bedside table. When she looked at the screen and saw who the caller was, she rolled her eyes.
“Oh my God, Alexandria, are you okay? Why do I have to find out from the media that someone is stalking my daughter?”
Alex just let her mother rant—no good would come out of trying to stop her and explain things until she had it all out of her system.
“And a movie deal? Why am I the last to know everything? Well, I’m waiting.”
“I’m sorry, Mom. I was going to call you today. Things have been a bit crazy. What do you mean you heard it from the media?”
“It’s all over the entertainment news.”
“Christ!” Alex took a deep breath. She needed to focus and find out what was being said. “Mom, I have to go. I promise I’ll call you later and fill you in on everything. I need to find out exactly what has been leaked.”

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See you in two weeks!

Remember to always reach for the moon, if you miss you will land among the stars.


  1. Great excerpt. Congrats on your first release

    1. Thanks Lacey, and thanks for all your amazing support!

  2. Big congratulations Tamaria! This book sounds great - I think the tagline is a stroke of genius - I must get a 'how to make your book sound fabulous in only one sentence' lesson from you! x x x

    1. Thanks Tabitha, when you read the story you will understand why the tagline is what it is! It was easy to come with!