With my next few book releases, I’m diving deeper into the
waters of my creativity. This summer, I spent a lot of time working on my
craft, studying world building and fictional universes of all things. Honestly,
I thought that world building was limited to fantasy genres. You know, Harry
Potter type ish. But it turns out, world building can happen in any genre and I’ve
fallen head over heels in love with it.
Truthfully, I’ve done world building but at a small scale before this summer. In a lot of my stories, I’d throw in a fictional setting to keep the story rolling during the drafting process and keep the setting while editing if it works well with the plot. Often I used real establishments to authenticate a story but now, I’ll do less of that and will construct a fictional world sort to say, starting with Last Comes Love.
Last Comes Love will be the first of many. It will be
my first real contemporary romance novel that narrates the story through two
different perspectives. Last Comes Love and the story after it will be
the only stories (that I know of so far) told from a third person perspective
since the format called for it. These books will act like a link for the books
that proceed it. So far, most of the names mentioned in Last Comes Love
will show up in my Love is Cure series along with stories in my Forbidden
series. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Love is Cure series and Forbidden
series will connect at some point. For instance, with Joi’s story from the Forbidden
series, her friend will appear in the GREED story from my Love is
Cure series. It will all make sense once complete.
Anyway, back to this world building…
While working on Last Comes Love, Forbidden, and Love is Cure, I created a few settings in detail that will appear in a few books moving forward including a fictional basketball team (two actually!) along with a magazine, a university, a restaurant, and bar & lounge. It’s been a lot of fun breathing life into these fictional settings and because I’m me, I went ahead and created logos and a mag cover for a few of them.
And here it is, the cover reveal for my next book release, Last Comes Love. This novel is one of my new favorites. It takes a common trope, friends-turned-lovers and adds a bit of a spin to it. I’m excited for you to meet Rylee and Lennox. Their friendship is truly one for the books. I’ll have the full prologue for you soon. Stay tuned for the book visuals and teasers which will be coming next! Keep scrolling for the synopsis…
Coming this Fall! The release date for my next release will be announced later this month. I’m so excited for you to read this story. It’s a bittersweet friends to lovers story that you’ll remember long after you’ve closed the book. Here’s a sample from one of the chapters. Enjoy!
*This story is still unpublished, so the text below is subject to change.
I have wanted to do a series for the longest but I couldn’t come up with a theme. When the idea to work my version of the seven deadly sins hit and I let it marinate so that it became an idea I could be excited about, I ran with it. Like I explained in a previous post, the first book from the Love is Cure Vol. 1 – Vices & Virtues series, PRIDE, is complete and it is soooo good, but listen I’m bias lol. I love all of my books once I’m done with the first draft. The first time I pore over the first draft and self-edit it, now that’s a whole different story. But the love returns after it has gone through a few rounds of editing.