When things don’t go as planned…

I don’t know about you all, but I don’t do well when my plans change, especially when I’m not the one changing. And it’s the little things, like when we planned to go to the beach and it rained, so we then decide to go to the movies. It takes a few deep breaths and a slight attitude adjustment to get me to oh, okay, let’s go to the movies. I’m a very scheduled person. Every night before I go to bed, I have a plan. If that plan goes to shit, for about ten minutes it feels like the world is about to end. I passed this trait down to two of my children.

One of the strategies I’ve developed over the years is to try not to plan. LOL. It doesn’t work. I’m just THAT person who sets the Thanksgiving Table 2 weeks early. Yep. That’s me. I’m almost always 5 minutes early. If I think I’m going to be late, you will hear from long before I’m actually late (and then I’m still usually on time unless its like a five hour drive). I’m always the first one at the party. If you say it starts at 7pm, I’m ringing your doorbell at 7:02.

Now, Imagine a person like me being told renovations to their home were to be completed by January 1 and it’s now March 15th and you have moved into 3 temporary homes and your place still isn’t finished! My poor husband has been dealing with a lunatic. My only saving grace is the insane publishing schedule I set up for myself. The negative with that though, is I’m behind on things like blogging, just hanging out with friends, talking with friends who live far away, and letting the world know I have a release.

I have yet to miss a deadline. That’s because I’m THAT person who has a schedule and while its not so great for people around me sometimes, it is a good habit to have when you are self-employed and work from home. I get shit done!

I want to introduce you to a new series. I have a few, but this one I haven’t shared much at all (I suck at promotion for myself).

The reviews from readers Whiskey Wild have been really good so far, and that always makes me smile. I love hearing from readers and I read all the reviews. I learn a lot from both good and critical reviews. Anyway, Whiskey Wild is part of Mari Carr’s Kindle World: Wild Irish. Now, I’m not Irish, but I married an Irishmen. And another fun part is that the Pub the World is centered around is in Baltimore. My daughter lives in Baltimore and I prefer to write about places I’ve been.

The other fun part of this book was coming up with names. Our hero is JW Whiskey. His full name is Johnnie Walker Whiskey! He has two brothers and one sister, all also named after Whiskey.

This book is about healing broken hearts, starting over, and learning to trust again. It’s a feel good novella and I hope you’ll give it a chance.

And for fun, I’m giving away 1 copy of a different book in a different series, Burning Kiss, which also follows a similar theme, only this one is a reunion story. All youhave to do to enter is email me at jen @ jentalty dot com or comment on this blog.

And as a bonus, my good friend Casey Hagen will be giving away 1 copy of Shielding Nebraska, which is the first book in her Fierce Protector series. The second book is currently #1 (after kicking me out of that spot, lol) in Kindle Worlds Contemporary category on Kindle, so it is a must read!

Happy Reading!

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