Sunday, January 25, 2015

Throw caution to the wind!

Have you ever had a story in your head that begged to be told even though it wasn't your genre? I can honestly say I have -- No Sweat Pants Allowed - Wine Club. For well over a year I had the story, the characters, and the title. I casually mentioned it to the group of ladies I walk with. I also ran the idea past my husband. Their reactions? A few smiles of encouragement. (Although I have to admit, my hubby crinkled the corners of his eyes at the title) I still wasn't convinced I should step out of the romance genre to write a women's fiction story. Those of you who write will understand why I finally gave in to the constant pokes of Elaina Samuels - the main character. 

I threw caution to the wind and Voila! 

NO SWEAT PANTS ALLOWED - WINE CLUB is no longer just a compilation of thoughts in my head. It is now an e-book and print book! 

Elaina Samuels' story would be nothing without her fellow characters: Tawny Westerfield, Stephanie Mathews, and Grace Cordray.

These four ladies are bright, sassy, sarcastic, and sometimes a bit crass. They're also warm and entertaining. And they don't always make the right choices. 


   Cover art by Tugboat Design


Suddenly single, in her forties, and eager to do what it takes to start over, Elaina Samuels meets three women with similar circumstances at a cash-for-gold event. They quickly become friends and form the No Sweat Pants Allowed - Wine Club. This newly found alliance brings about some humorous escapades, a few tears, and a bond so strong no man can break as they try to cling to the past and finally step out of their comfort zones to find a happiness they thought they'd never feel again.









14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that those characters finally got out of your head! At times, the noise must have been overwhelming...lol. Looking forward to this one, Jan. Congratulations :-)

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    1. Thanks, Dody! It was truly a fun book to write. Not sure how it will go over, but like I said...I threw caution to the wind. Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment. You rock, woman!! ♥

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  2. Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone and writing this book. I write a series; however, have found it difficult to commit to writing a couple of other ideas bouncing around in my noggin. Much success!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! ♥ I know what you mean about getting distracted with other ideas bouncing around. I'm also working on book #4 in a series but I had to divert long enough to do this book. Lord only knows why. Good luck on your series!! Hugs!

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  3. Good things come to those who believe in their dreams

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    1. I agree, Gloria!! Thank you so much for the wise words and encouragement :-)) And thank you for popping in to leave a comment! ♥

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  4. I just downloaded my copy and can't wait to start reading it!

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  5. The book looks Interesting and different!

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    1. Thanks, Tobi :-) It's a little different from what I'm used to writing, for sure :)

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  6. Congrats, Jan, your hard work is helping your dreams come true!!!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! It's work for sure, but it doesn't seem like it since it's also fun. I never thought I'd be doing something like this. It just goes to show you're never too old to reinvent yourself. :-)) Hugs for popping in to leave a comment. ♥

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  7. I'm so excited to read this, I'm waiting per your request. I hope you work out whatever is stopping me from reading this.

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    1. I hope you like it, Kim :-)) It's a little sassier than I normally write. :D Thanks for being such a sweet, supportive friend!! ♥

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