Monday, November 21, 2011

Kenzie's Good News!

Teacher's Pet has a release date!   This book will finally be released on Dec 13th at Freya's Bower:)

For those of you who have been patiently waiting and thinking, "Gee, you've been talking about this book forever!", you're not alone.  Here's the timeline (life line?) of this book:

Sept 2007:  Was challenged by another author to see if I could increase my heat level from sensual to hot.  Wrote out a three page scene and sent it to her.  Reaction:  "Yeah!  That's exactly what I mean.  Now stay with it!"

Nov 2007:  Decided to sign up for NaNo and work on this story.

Nov 30th 2007:  After the story tried to end itself twice, I finally put enough BS scenes to get to the 50K word length and happily downloaded my 'winner' certificate.

March 2008:  Decided to open the document and reread it, having been so sick of the characters and the story on Dec. 1st, 2007, lol!  Discovered I have a pretty good story....

Summer 2008- May 2009:  Worked with a crit partner to clean up any issues and tried to work up the nerve to submit it.  All She Ever Wanted had been published, so decided to send TP off.

Dec 2009:  Received contract.

January 2010:  Received cover art.

May 2010:  While in the middle of Graduation Hell, my new editor introduced herself.  She mentioned she was working on nine other MS's, so I wrote her back and told her to take her time with mine; my oldest child was graduating from HS and I was more than willing to wait a few weeks.

June 2010:  Said editor dropped me and four others, due to overwork and other issues.

Fall 2010:  Another editor introduced herself.

Spring 2011:  Two editors decided to swap MS's.

June 2011:  1st round edits finally arrive.

Nov 2011:  2nd, third, and final edits arrive and finished.

Nov 18, 2011:  Release date is revealed and TP joins the 'coming soon' page on the site.

Now, all I have to do is write my dedication once I get the galley and promote the hell out of this book!  And yes, make a PG version for my mom....

Wow!  Can we get a blurb and the link?


What happens when you discover the man you had mind-blowing sex with three months ago is your son's teacher?  Tammy Saunders is horrified when she realizes the man who set her heart racing is her son's favorite teacher.  With one bad relationship behind her, will she trust her heart again, or will she continue to deny her feminine side?
     And is this particular teacher popular only with his students?  Kevin has made some bad choices in his life, but sleeping with not only one, but now two, of his students' mothers, has got to be the worst mistake he ever made. Especially when he realizes he's lost his heart to one of them...


“Mr. Taylor?” She hesitated in the doorway. “You wanted to speak to me about Danny?”

He shoved himself off the desk, his erection growing stiffer by the moment. “Call me Kevin.” He took her hand and closed the door. “I’ve been out of my mind, wondering who you were these past few months.” He brought her hand up to his mouth, lips grazing the backside.

She jerked her hand away. “That was a mistake.” She put some space between them. Color flooded her face. “I can’t believe we…that I allowed…you know,” she sputtered.

“To fuck you brainless?” He arched an eyebrow.

Her complexion was now darker than her t-shirt. “Could we please talk about my son?” she asked, teeth clenched. She cleared her throat. “I mean, that is why you called.”

“I lied. You’ve haunted me for months, Tammy. I go to sleep at night, and you’re in my dreams. I catch sight of a woman whose hair flows down her back and try to see of her face, hoping it’s you.” He noted her startled expression and stepped back. “Don’t tell me you haven’t thought of me these past months…”

                                                 * * * *

Oh the arrogance of a good looking man! I may have let Bruce steamroll over me in our marriage, but I’ve grown up in the past three years; I know how to handle men like you. 

Her eyebrows arched. “Thought of you?” Time to take him down a notch. “Oh, right. Let me see if I have this correctly. We have mind-blowing sex, I run off to collect my kids, and you’re telling me that you, Mr. Obviously Popular, can’t sleep at night because the poor sex-starved widow never bothered to tell you her name? Is your ego that fragile?” She laughed. “Believe me,me; I’ve lost no sleep over it.” She crossed her arms over her chest. That ought to cool him off.

He closed the distance between them. “Then let me refresh your memory.” Kevin cupped her face in his hands and angled his mouth over hers. His tongue prodded between her lips; with a quiet moan, she opened them.


So what was your other news?

My first official post is up on The Writer's Evolution:)  Go over, say hi, and let me know if the same demons are stalking you?

Thanks for having me on here today Molly!


Amber Skyze said...

It was a rocky road, but Kenzie did it! YAY Congrats.

Mia Watts said...

Yay! Congratulations!