Monday, 18 November 2013

My SUPER, BIG, news...

So...I could write a long post detailing my journey as a writer.  From my first self-published book, a little known paranormal romance called Irresistible Fear, that while it didn't sell much is still the story closest to my heart.  

  Or I could tell you how it blew my mind that people actually wanted to read the stories I had to tell.  That when I set out to publish first, Find You in the Dark and then Bad Rep, I thought to myself:

  No one is going to want to read this.  What if no one likes it?  What if I'm just not that good of a writer? 

  And then, as crazy as it seemed to me, you guys started reading these books of mine.  

And I was over the freaking moon!

 And as you joined me on this insane journey, I started to think...hey, maybe I can do this.  Maybe I can make this dream a career.  

  I have always been proud to be an Indie writer.  
My heart, my blood, my sweat, and my tears are firmly rooted in the Indie community.


I never thought traditional publishing would be in the cards for me.  I've had the door slammed in my face enough times that I learned not to expect it.  I'd get so hopes would go sky high, only to have reality hit me in the face.

Really, really hard.  

But then a super awesome editor from Gallery, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, contacted my agent about the possibility of having me write a brand new series for them.  At first I was like...

I'm a total control freak by nature, so the thought of writing on someone else's timeline DID NOT appeal to me.  But I started talking to the editor and we did a little brainstorming.  I told her this idea I had for a story about a guy and a girl and the scary, consuming world of addiction, all in the midst of the underground club scene.  This story came in part from mine and my husband's life experiences.  

The super awesome editor loved it.  I loved it.  And then I thought...
I think I want to do this.

So my announcement is that I've signed a two book deal with Gallery Books.  The first book is called

Lead Me Not
Coming in October, 2014

So what does this mean for my other projects?  Not a damn thing folks!  I will still have Reclaiming the Sand out in early 2014.  The next Bad Rep novel, Vivian and Cole's story, will also be out in early 2014.  I'm so lucky that Gallery are willing to work with my indie schedule so that I can still give you the stories I've promised you.  But I can't wait for you to meet Maxx and Aubrey in Lead Me Not.  This story is gritty and raw.  It's the sort of troubled romance my readers know I love to write.  

So here is what you can expect from LEAD ME NOT!!!!

College student, Aubrey Duncan, is pulled into the dangerous underbelly of the city club scene after meeting a sexy and mysterious stranger.  Lead Me Not tells the dark story of love and addiction and fighting a temptation that could lead to destruction.

So there you have super amazing news.  I hope you'll be as excited to read this story as I am to give it to you.

But most importantly...I want to THANK each and every reader who took a chance on an unknown indie writer and has loved and championed me every step of the way!

Without you...none of this matters!

Friday, 1 November 2013


It's finally here, the official release date for the 12 NA's of Christmas!!!

We have been working on this project for so long!  I was beyond excited when I was asked to join up with 11 authors who are absolutely incredible!

The 12 NA's of Christmas are 12 separate New Adult novellas with a Christmas theme.  Some are written as part of an author's existing series (like mine, Warmth in Ice).  Others are written as a stand alone.

Here is a complete list and each are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other e-book retailers:

A. Meredith Walters (me!!!)- Warmth in Ice (A Find You in the Dark novella)
Addison Moore- Winter Kisses
Breena Wilde- Frosted Midnight
H.M. Ward- A Little Christmas Romance (this one will be available SOON)
Chelsea M. Cameron- Christmas Catch
Sawyer Bennett- If I Return
Sarra Cannon- A Season for Hope
Shelly Crane- Wide Spaces
Magan Vernon- Off the Market
Tiffany King- Cross Country Christmas
Zoe Dawson- Brave
Marquita Valentine- All for You

You can find buy links as well as the entire list on our website:  

You can also visit our author's page over on Amazon:

Here's a more about my novella: Warmth in Ice (a Find You in the Dark novella:

The Final chapter in Clay and Maggie's epic love story that began with Find You in the Dark.

This novella takes place before the epilogue in Light in the Shadows.

It's Clay and Maggie's first Christmas together but will it be a season of joy or will it only bring heartache?

Clay and Maggie have gone through the dark and come out on the other side.  For the first time, they are on this journey together.  Fighting for something they both need and can't live without...each other.

But long distance relationships are hard.  Particularly for two people who are still trying to build something solid on a shaky and troubled foundation.  Clay is finally out of treatment and is living in an out patient halfway house.  He struggles with what he wants to do and where he wants to go.  Question he worries he will never have the answers to.  Maggie is trying to transition into college life and learning how to create a future with someone who is over a thousand miles away.

As the months pass and they struggle with being a part, old insecurities and fears take root and threaten a love that has come so far.

When Maggie decides to fly to Florida as a surprise for Clay on Christmas, she is  unsure whether it will be the first step toward what they both desperately want or whether it could possibly be the end of it all.

But with the holidays approaching, Maggie and Clay are reminded that even when the days are coldest, you cans till find the warmth and that hope and love are the greatest gifts of all.