This book game is no joke. I didn’t realize it as a reader but my radar has been extended as a writer. I started with publishing my first book, Bachelor Not For Sale and I am impressed with the continued interest. I also like when people send me emails with reviews or review the novel on other book sites. I honestly admit, it wasn’t intended to be this monster novel that outsold everything else on the shelves, but it has done extremely well for my first time out.
I decided to go with self-publishing for the same reason a lot of people do; I wasn’t sure what would happen with that first book and the way social media, marketing and promotion can be amped up from your home computer and by word of mouth, I wanted to try that first before signing a contract and not being able to hold up my end of the bargain. I know that some people write full time, but I have a very demanding job that I work full-time, so any writing or promoting that’s done, I do in my off time over the weekends. Having deadlines was also going to be a big problem. Life is just too busy at times and I knew I wouldn’t survive being held to deadlines for something that’s a hobby.
So in my hurt and pain, I birthed Bachelor Not For Sale. When I share that with people before they let me get the whole story out, they immediately think because I’m writing a romance novel that my hurt and pain was over a relationship gone back. That’s far from the truth. It was birthed out of the pain of losing my oldest brother in 2010. I didn’t tell many people, but I struggled for a long time with that. I couldn’t believe that I could no longer see or talk to him whenever I wanted to or just hear his voice. Looking back, I sometimes took that for granted and if I would have known he wouldn’t be here, I would have flooded his days with calls and visits. Through that struggle I needed an outlet. Sitting around with idle time on my hands after work had me depressed knowing he was no longer here. One day in late 2012, I was in search of something and came across a paper I’d written for a creative writing class and it was titled, Bachelor Not For Sale. I remembered how much my class mates enjoyed my paper so I decided I would turn that paper into a novel. It took me a few months to get my thoughts together and down on paper, but in mid-2013, three years after my brother’s passing my book was finished. I had never written a novel before and the paper for that assignment was probably one of the longest. It wasn’t a perfect work, but it was written from my heart and I loved it.
I had a book launch in May 2013 and lots of people showed up and bought the book. It was popular on Amazon and at one time, when I offered it for free for two days, it showed up as number 1 and on the top paid download list, it went as high as number 9. I was happy.
My book, Bachelor Not For Sale is still my favorite because it was my first. You know how you always remember your first? Good or Bad? That’s how it is with this book.
So let me tell you about the sexy bachelor in Bachelor Not For Sale. His name is Duron Knight, one of three sexy bachelors and who is also a partner in a very successful architecture firm. Not only is he successful in business, but his family is loving and supportive and no once could ask for better. Though his business is growing and he has a great family, his love life has suffered because of a failed relationship. A woman snatched his heart out of his chest and stomped all over it. Wait until you read the recap in the story of how that came about. You will see why he stayed away from relationships after that. During a bachelor auction that his sister begged him to be a part of, he meets Taija Charles. Taija is someone who has also had her fair share of hurt when it came to relationships. After he is left speechless by her beauty and intrigued by her sense of humor and glowing personality, Duron realizes he needs more than just a helping had at the auction which Taija gladly offers him. From that day, it’s a whirlwind affair that doesn’t go exactly as either of them had planned. There are ups and downs and a few little surprises that will shock you and make you wonder what was the author thinking with that little twist, but you’ll love it.
I’m excited about this first release and hope readers enjoy it and share that enjoyment with other.
I’m smiling today not simply because they book is doing well. I’m smiling because I am able to release some of the daily frustrations of life and pour them into my writing by getting engrossed in love stories. Everyone loves a good love story because they always make us happy. I’m a happier person today because of this book and the joy it’s brought me. I also know that my brother would be so proud of me today. That makes me smile even brighter.
Bachelor Not For Sale is available in paperback and e-pub via my website at www.cherylbarton.net and through Amazon. Go on and get your read on and see if tall, sexy with dimples to die for Duron brightens up your day! Happy reading. Check below for a short excerpt from the book.
Duron watched the sway of Taija’s hips as she made her way to her adjourning shower. His thoughts turned back to one morning a few weeks back when he entered his bedroom and Taija had been in the shower. He wanted to join her then, but she had just turned off the water and gotten out. The sight of her always turned him on and seeing her today, was like seeing her for the first time. His body’s response to her was instantaneous. He heard her turn on the shower and wondered just how adventurous he could get her to be. He slowly walked over to her office door, told her secretary that Taija asked if she could hold all of her calls. When her secretary smiled at him, knowing his intent, she acknowledged as he closed and locked the door. He wanted her bad and he wanted her now. Duron started taking off his own clothes as he headed for bathroom to join her.
Taija knew the moment Duron had entered her office bathroom. She waited to see if he would do what she figured he had on his mind when she’d excused herself to take a shower. She never missed that lustful gleam in his eyes.
When Duron pulled the shower door open, he noticed the look on Taija’s face that said she had been waiting for him to join her. No words were said as he entered the stall, closed the door behind him, and immediately took Taija’s mouth in a hot, searing kiss. They had been together intimately so many times that Taija knew what Duron’s body needed. She gave into his heated kiss as he lowered to lift her body up and turned so that her back was against the wall of the shower stall.
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