Author: ann

The Countdown is ON!

The Countdown is ON!

 

In just ONE month, Dewey Belong Together will be unleashed! It releases wide on Feb 16th, and then zips into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program on Feb 18th. For all the pre-order links, click https://smartypantsromance.com/books/dewey-belong-together/ . Also! If you’d like to win a chance to read the book early, follow me on Facebook  for eARC (advanced reader copy) giveaways in the coming weeks. All my social media links are at the top of the website!

(Speaking of website, expect a revamp soon. It’s awfully dusty around here).

 

Pre-order Links

Pre-order Links

Hello! What a week it has been 🙂 I have gotten to know so many new people, and formed new connections which makes my heart happy, so thank you all for that. I just realized that I hadn’t provided all the pre-order links below, just the Amazon ones. So if you Kobo, Nook, Google Play, or Apple, never fear! The links are all here: Pre-order Links.

Five Questions About Me :)

Five Questions About Me :)

Last week, I was lucky to be featured by Smartypants Romance as their Author of the Week. They did a short interview on their Facebook page, which I’m going to copy here for those who might not follow them there. Enjoy!

 

1. How long have you been writing? How many books have you written?

I have been writing stories since I was five, and novels since I was around ten; however, the first book of mine to be published will be for Smartypants Romance Launch 3!

2. What kind of books do you typically write?

I enjoy writing all sorts of genres, but it was in romantic comedy that I–pardon the pun–fell in love. If I get to make someone laugh, pull at their heartstrings, and deliver them a happy ending which might make their day a little brighter, then I feel that’s a good job well done.

3. Can you tell us a little bit about the book you’re writing for Launch 3?

I am very excited to say that we will be returning to the Green Valley Public Library in my book. There are frenemy-gamers involved. There will be a case of mistaken identity and forced proximity. The juice of innocent watermelons will be spilled on the field of battle. You can keep an eye out for some Smartypants Romance cameos and of course a Winston or two. I can also say that the heroine, Maxine, is a curvy girl inspired by Ashley Graham.

4. Who are some of your favorite one-click authors?

I have so many one-click authors! You should see my TBR; it’s not a pile, it’s Mount Everest. Right now, Carian Cole, Cat Porter, and Mariana Zapata are instant one-click authors for me.

5. Fun fact about yourself.

I used to work with someone else affectionately named Overlord. As part of an art project/scavenger hunt for said Overlord, my sister and I decorated a five foot tall Christmas tree, tied on about 120 Justin Bieber birthday balloons, and made that sucker fly. (Note: Helium is a precious resource, which I did not appreciate at the time. Please do not replicate this stunt. Especially near an airport.)

** DEWEY BELONG TOGETHER by Ann Whynot is coming February 16th!! **

Cover Reveal & Blurb!!

Cover Reveal & Blurb!!

 

★ ★ COVER REVEAL ANNOUNCEMENT ★ ★

From Smartypants Romance…Dewey Belong Together, an all-new enemies-to-lovers small town romance, by debut author Ann Whynot, Author is coming February 16th! We are so excited to reveal the gorgeous cover for the next book in the Green Valley Library collaborative series!

Pre-order DEWEY BELONG TOGETHER! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2UWgaxb
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/33aJo00
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3pTw3D1
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3nRrDuA
AppleBooks: https://apple.co/338AVKQ
Nook: https://bit.ly/3pUBUYJ
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3nI6dzY
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ISxVLJ

This title will release wide on all retailers excluding Amazon on February 16, 2021. It will be removed from those retailers and be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited on February 18, 2021.

★ ★ BLURB ★ ★
Librarian Maxine Peters lives her life behind the scenes. By day, she’s a buttoned-up cataloguing whiz in the basement of the Green Valley Public Library. By night, she’s secretly dominating in an online role playing game as the legendary Maximus_Damage. Her in-game persona has the skills to back up the hype. But every hero has an enemy; every saga, a villain. And by her own invitation, Maximus’ arch nemesis, Wrath, has just landed in Green Valley.

Jonathan Owen is not at all who Maxine expects when she meets Wrath face to face. Eager to leave the past in the game, Jonathan takes this golden opportunity to win Maxine’s heart. There’s just one wrench in that plan: he may have, on a few occasions, acted like a bit of a jerk online. And to his puzzlement, she has taken their fun rivalry to the level of epic dislike.

When Jonathan and Maxine are unexpectedly alone for a weekend, secrets are revealed that make love hard and hatred even harder. Jonathan quickly learns fighting his own demons will take more than one elite gamer. And Maxine, who is busy rebooting her life in Green Valley, might not be up to the task.

When real life starts to override the game, can Maxine and Jonathan find a way to make it work? Or will it be game over for this player versus player adventure?

‘Dewey Belong Together’ is a full-length contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #7 in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley Chronicles, Penny Reid Book Universe.

Last Days of Summer

Last Days of Summer

It’s my favorite time of year, when the mornings are crisp and the pumpkin spice comes barrelling in Kool-Aid Man style. I have been very neglectful of my blog, because I found writing under a NDA made it a bit difficult to know what I could share and what was Top Secret. So, I have decided to share a few tidbits about another project I’m working on, that I am going to indie publish hopefully in early 2021.

This project is full of tropes, and all my favorites: it’s a forced-proximity secret-identity rockstar vacation romcom. 🙂 It takes place in Canada, Sweden, and Japan, and will be a bit of a madcap adventure. I’m about a third of the way done, and am excited to bring this story to you. Thanks for stopping by! Mwah! <3

Exciting news!

Exciting news!

I have been sitting on some exciting news! I’ve been invited to work on a project for Penny Reid’s Smartypants Romance! Check the link if you’ve never heard of them–they put out some truly fantastic titles and have a group of amazing authors that I’m beyond honored to work with. 🙂

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Back again

Back again

As I was standing at my sink a few days ago, I felt a familiar slipping sensation in my lower back, and barely made it to the bed. Now, I know bed rest isn’t ideal for a back injury, so I have been getting up and exercising gently, but it leaves me at a bit of a loose end when it comes to working on my book. Sitting up for hours at my laptop station or at my desk upstairs with the PC (my preferred location to work) are both out.

However, with my tablet and Google Drive, I am thankfully getting plenty done from the comfort of my bed or couch, while wrapped in a heating blanket and smothered in anti-inflammatory gel. I’m sure I will look back at this soon and laugh, but for now I’m focussed on keeping up with my writing schedule and not letting this derail me too much.

Ice

Ice

Welp, just as I foretold the end of winter, an ice storm descended upon us. This tells me two things: one, I will never be a weather forecaster; and two, this is a perfect day to stay cozy and write until the power goes out. As we live in the woods, we’ve taken out water in preparation, and have the lanterns on standby. I hope wherever you are, your day is going well and you are also cozy and happy.