Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Novel Available Now - UnConventional!

Hey, everyone! I know I've been absent from the blog for awhile, but that's because I've been busy working on the third season of In/Exhale and the publication of my first novel, UnConventional, which released last week!




Unlike I/E, UnConventional is just that for me--while the focus of my online fiction is largely the two brothers and is written in third-person, my novel is told exclusively from the female narrator's POV. But if you enjoy the deep, layered characters of I/E, I think you'll fall in love with Santiago (and Di, too).

Curious what the book is about? Check out the blurb below:


Santiago Durán walks straight out of Di Monroe’s dreams–crutches and all–into her heart. There’s only one problem: she’s already married. 
Di’s parents died suddenly when she was nineteen, leaving her shattered and grateful for Stephen’s rescue. Over the past ten years, her identity has faded into her husband’s logical, controlling shadow, but with familiarity lies comfort. 
When she heads to  New Orleans for an editing convention, she meets Santiago–handsome, smart, and despite being affected by Becker’s muscular dystrophy–someone who sees the real Di, who appreciates her and wants her to shine. Pregnant after their one-night stand, Di realizes putting her ‘mistake’ behind her won’t be easy. 
Caught between her loyalty to her husband and the uncertain paternity of her baby, Di soon begins falling for Santiago, drawn to his strength and confidence, yet also his compassion and vulnerability. With Santiago’s help, Di experiences new passion, kindles hidden desires, and uncovers the sheltered part of herself she thought she’d lost long ago. Together, they discover that love is more than mere chemistry, but instead, means you’ve found the person with whom you can be yourself.
The MC is a dev, and so since it's her POV, there are a lot of devy details for you to enjoy, although I did try to write the book so even non-devs would enjoy it.
UnConventional is available from most major ebook retailers, including Amazon and All Romance eBooks, or you can buy it direct from the publisher (where you can read the first three chapters for free!). You'll also find the book (and me!) on Goodreads, and as always, you can follow my musings (including my 2014 NaNoWriMo project) on my blog or on twitter. I've also become a bit addicted to Pinterest.
If you enjoy the book, don't forget to leave a review on your site of choice! It really helps and encourages me to write more :D!
-CA
PS - I'm working hard on S3 of I/E and on the ebook of S2 (sorry for the delay!) and hope to have both ready soon. Right now I'm knee-deep in prepping for my interpreting midterm, too, so that's taking a lot of my time, but I'm hopeful I'll still be able to get everything done that I want to!

17 comments:

  1. We miss you! Just got your book on Amazon! Thanks!!

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    1. LOVE LOVE your book, I read it twice. I think I highlight most of the book. Thank you for such a beautiful love story.

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    2. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it! :)

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  2. I just purchased it. I'm so excited. I remember reading a snippet of it once about the male and female meeting on a flight.

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    1. Yup, the first chapter hasn't changed much. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for your support!

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  3. Bought it on Amazon last night and I've read a few chapters. LOVE IT so far. :)

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    1. :D So happy. I hope you continue to love it!

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  4. Please post season 3 of i/e soon! I could use a little Kai back in my life.

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    1. lol. I'm trying, but S3 is massive and I really have to have a big chunk done before I can start posting it. Would you guys want me to post some kind of snippet even if it might have spoilers?

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  5. YES Oh yes plese!!!

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  6. Got your book the other night and already read through it once. Liked it so much! Very well written, interesting and complex characters and some scenes are just unbelievable hot!
    I can't wait for the sequel!

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  7. Just bought it on Barnes and Noble! Awesome so far!

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  8. I just finished reading UnConventional and I loved it so much, I couldn't put it down until I finished it! If you do write a sequel, I'd be more than happy to read that too! In the meantime, I look forward to more I/E!

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    1. (PS, definitely plan to reread UnConventional at least a few times!)

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    2. Glad to hear it! I hope to have more I/E by the end of the year. :)

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