Good morning! I’m looking at my calendar and the things I want and need to do in real life and I’m wondering if I have time to launch another book before summer starts. I’m beginning to think not.
There are still things I need to do for Newblood & the Ice Princess, like creating and launching a book trailer and Trailer Reveal.
Also, I’d like to take the new things I’ve learned from Indie Pubbing that book and apply them to the next one, Jack & the Very Proper Nanny, a Contemporary Romance.
As much as I wanted to kick Jack out the door by summer break, I’m thinking I can do him more justice if I set up all his pre-launch stuff in May. That way I can go do my summer adventure, be away from the Internet for a week or two at a time and work on the next book in the Tales of the Elven Princesses on pen and paper (works well at the massive revision stage for me), and still build buzz for a September launch for Jack when I visit civilization.
“I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains, and then find somewhere where I can rest.” – Bilbo Baggins, by way of J. R. R. Tolkien
Jack & the Very Proper Nanny has been a long time in coming. It’s hard not to want to launch him right away. Each story I write is special to me in some way. Jack cheers me up on dark days. He’s a lot of fun.
Jack & the Very Proper Nanny by Kimber Li
Jack wants to play a hero in the movies. Robin needs a real one.
Jack’s an overgrown schoolboy kind of actor who owns his house only because his mother invested his inheritance well. His puerile crush on Robin is instant, but she’s a dignified, professionally trained nanny. And married.
After Mom has a stroke, Jack’s friends attend an A-lister’s party instead. He’s rushed to the hospital by his director, Bobby Zhang, who turns out to be Robin’s honorary big brother. Life suddenly becomes clear. She peeks at Jack from the vending machine room but slips away.
Robin fell for Jack years before when he stopped shooting a scene to rescue a kitten from a dumpster. She was fearless back then, but also wanted a family. And he wasn’t qualified for the role of husband.
Robin is widowed. Jack is landed with a surprise bundle of joy. Bobby’s secret society recruits Robin to be Jack’s nanny. They charge him with protecting her in Australia while they investigate her husband’s death.
Jack finds Robin’s heart shrouded in grief, even as she lavishes love on his daughter. Learning to patiently bring her fierce heart back to life under the harsh light of public scrutiny, however, pales to the threat of a killer still on the loose.