So… What’s next?!

Well… that’s a wrap!  I just finished writing my second book, Lost Before You, and have sent it off to be read by a few of my beta readers. The feedback I’ve received so far has been great, which only makes me more excited to get this out to you all.

I have some dates I want to share…

Lost Before You – Mason & Brea’s book
October 13th – Cover Reveal
October 27th – Release
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I’m working on writing the blurb this week, so I’ll be sharing it with you all very soon.

So, now that things are moving along, it has me thinking about what’s next?!  If you read Where I Found You, I hope you saw the timeline for 2018 and what I have planned for the Heart’s Compass series.

Callum and Ellie are lucky to have a great group of people surrounding them who care about them very much.  Mason and Brea are introduced together briefly in Where I Found You.  I intentionally I left their storyline open because I knew Mason was getting his own book.  While Mason’s story is a stand-alone novel, the storyline runs parallel to Callum’s book.  You’ll get a little more insight into what happened between Callum and Mason, their father, and the events leading up to the Epilogue in Where I Found You.

Lost Before You will introduce you to a few new characters in Mason and Brea’s life, as their story is set in Chicago where Mason goes to school.  One of them being Mason’s best friend, Graham, who will be getting his own book next.

Here is what we have planned for the Heart’s Compass series:

Until I Found You – Graham & Halle’s book
Expected Release: Early Summer 2018
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Wherever You Go – Wes & Kinsley’s book
Expected Release: Early Fall 2018
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Now, if you’ve paid attention to the timeline for these two books, I’m sure you’re probably noticed there’s a pretty big gap between Lost Before You and my next HC book.  Summer 2018 seems forever away!  While I will be starting to write Graham & Halle’s book in just a few months, I have decided to take a short break from the Heart’s Compass gang to focus two other projects.

You heard that right… not one, but two projects!  I have had the idea for these stories in my head for awhile now and kept them quiet.  It got to the point where I couldn’t ignore them any longer.

Weighted Wings – Maverick & Hensley’s story
Expected Release: Early 2018
Sports Romance (Basketball) – Accidental Pregnancy – Second Chance Romance
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Torn & Tattered (Imperfect Heart Duet) – Knox & Ryan’s story
*Torn & Tattered will be written as novellas releasing within 2 weeks of each other
Expected Release: Spring 2018
Military Romance – Older Brother’s Best Friend – Second Chance Romance
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I am so beyond excited for the opportunity to work on a new project and hopefully have the chance to introduce my work to new readers.  I know some readers prefer to wait until a series is complete before giving them a read.

There’s a lot of exciting things coming up, and I know that 2018 is going to be a GREAT year.  It’s going to be here before we know it and I can’t wait!  Thank you for joining me on this ride and for all of your support.  It truly means everything to me.

Until next time! (I promise not to take so long until I post again)

xobrooke

Where I Found You is LIVE! $25 Amazon Gift Card + Signed Paperback Giveaway!

 

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Where I Found You (Heart’s Compass #1)

Author: Brooke O’Brien
Release Date: May 8th 2017
Genre: New Adult | Suspense
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Synopsis

How do you protect your heart?

Build a wall.

Lock it away.

Let no one in.

Everyone should have a childhood worth remembering. Only I remember mine for all the wrong reasons. Starting over in a new town is hard enough. When you are running from your past, it doesn’t get any easier.

I was ready to say goodbye to the burdens I have carried. The pain I’ve experienced is more than anyone should have to face.

Then I met him…

He takes my breath away. I can’t ignore the way he makes me feel. I know he has the power to destroy me.

And that’s what scares me the most.

 

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Giveaway

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Excerpt

It’s a few minutes after three o’clock when I hear his pick-up truck pull into my driveway.  After doing a quick check in the mirror, I open the door to greet Callum.

Once again, there are no words to explain how handsome he looks dressed casually in a black t-shirt, jeans, and his Chucks.  Taking a minute, I let my eyes wander over his body.  Admiring the way his hair is pulled back beneath his backward baseball cap, how the cotton showcases his incredible chest, and his muscular arms fill out the sleeves as my eyes roam back up to meet his stare.

His eyes are bright with amusement, appreciating how I just blatantly checked him out.  He doesn’t even try to hide his smile.

“You ready, sweetheart, or do you need a minute for a second look?” He chuckles.

Smart ass.

“I mean, you won’t see me objecting,” I retort, raising my eyebrow as I flash him a smirk of my own.  I can tell by the smile on his face he is enjoying our banter just as much as I am.

“As much as I’d love to see that delectable look of desire on your face again, baby, I have plans for you.  C’mon!” he says, holding his hand out, ushering me onto the porch as he takes the keys from my hand.

After he safely locks up the house, he takes my hand again and leads me out to his truck.  Helping me into the passenger seat, he leans over and secures the seat belt.

After double checking that I’m safely buckled in, he leans back to meet my eyes again.   Searching my face, I wait for him to say whatever he so clearly wants to say.  My eyes trace along his sharp jaw down to his lips as I peer back up to him, hoping he feels this pull between us and will finally put me out of my misery.

“There will be plenty of that later.  Just you fucking wait,” he says as if reading my mind, grunting as he steps back down to the ground and slams the passenger door shut.  Letting out a heavy sigh, I follow him as he walks around to the driver’s side and quickly climbs into his seat.

Leaning over, he turns on the radio as he backs out of the driveway.  It doesn’t take me long to realize we’re heading out of town.  The excitement sets in, wondering where he could be taking me.

“You going to tell me where we’re going or what our plans are when we get there?” I ask, looking over at him.

For a minute, I think he is ignoring me until he looks over at me.  He smiles smugly, and I know without a doubt it’s his way of telling me, “not a chance.”

The song changes to a tune that I know so I turn it up and settle back into the seat with a huff, hearing him chuckle to himself.  The lyrics of the song are about a girl teasing a man by making him want her and it spurs something inside me.

Turning my head to Callum, I let my eyes roam over the side of his face, down his chest to the slight bulge in his pants.  Seeing how his body reacts to me has me fighting my own arousal.  Making the path back up to his face, I can see his jaw clench, resisting the urge to look at me, his eyes focusing hard on the road.

The tension in the cab of the truck has quickly changed.  The air charged with the connection between us strong, it’s pulling us together.  Resting my elbow on the center console, I lean in closer so we are touching, causing Callum’s arm to tense as I use my index finger of my right hand to trace along the inside of his forearm.

That sexy fucking arm.

Leaning in closely, I release a slow breath along his jaw until my mouth is just next to his ear.

“You look so sexy driving this truck, Callum,” I whisper softly as I run my tongue along the shell of his ear, nipping softly on his ear lobe.  It’s an action so very unlike me, but I can’t hide the way he makes me feel.

Slowly blinking his eyes, I watch for a second as he closes them just before he forces them open as if forgetting where he was.  Smothering a smile, I remove my arm from around his, leaning back against my seat.

Grunting to himself, he quickly moves his right hand down to his lap, working to conceal his reaction to me, grumbling, “Just you wait, sweetheart, I’ll get you back for that.  Just wait!”

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Reviews

“Where I found You by Brooke O’Brien was emotionally intense, and heart-achingly beautiful! This book left me breathless and wanting more. From start to finish you will have tears in your eyes.” Julia, The Romance Rebels Book Blog.

“Brooke O’Brien touches all the bases in her debut novel; romance, angst, laughter, a touch of steam, mystery, intrigue, and a sweet Happily Ever After.”Barb, Goodreads Reviewer.

“It’s extraordinary that this is Brooke’s debut novel because if you hadn’t known right from the beginning I would have never expected it. She has a pure talent with words and did an amazing job at developing her characters. Instantly within the first few pages I was hooked and quickly found myself falling in love with Ellie and Callum’s story.”Aurora, Whoo Gives A Hoot Book Blog.

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About the Author

Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series. Her debut novel, Where I Found You, is set to release on May 8th, 2017.

Brooke lives in the Midwest with her high school sweetheart and their three children (both human and furry). Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving head first into a good book has always been therapeutic for her. Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes that you can cure any bad day with chocolate and a good book. She enjoys spending time with her family, collecting signed paperbacks, going to the movies, and watching basketball and football.

 

Author Links

Websitehttp://www.authorbrookeobrien.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorbrookeo
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Where I Found You ~ Cover Reveal (Coming May 8th)

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Title: Where I Found You (Heart’s Compass #1)
Author: Brooke O’Brien
Release Date: May 8th 2017
Genre: New Adult | Suspense
Cover Designer: Cover Art © Najla Qamber, Najla Qamber Designs
Cover Models: Andrew Kruczynski and Daria Rottenberk
Photographer: Front Cover Photo © Lindee Robinson, Lindee Robinson Photography
Back Cover Photo © Shutterstock
Hosted By: B&B Promotions

Synopsis

How do you protect your heart?

Build a wall.
Lock it away.
Let no one in.

Everyone should have a childhood worth remembering. Only I remember mine for all the wrong reasons. Starting over in a new town is hard enough. When you are running from your past, it doesn’t get any easier.

I was ready to say goodbye to the burdens I have carried. The pain I’ve experienced is more than anyone should have to face.

Then I met him…

He takes my breath away. I can’t ignore the way he makes me feel. I know he has the power to destroy me.

And that’s what scares me the most.

Pre-Order Today

Amazon: http://mybook.to/WIFY
Nook (B&N): http://bit.ly/BN-WIFY
Apple iBooks: Coming Soon
Kobo: http://bit.ly/Kobo-WIFY

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About the Author

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Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series. Her debut novel, Where I Found You, is set to release on May 8th, 2017.

Brooke lives in the Midwest with her high school sweetheart and their three children (both human and furry).  Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving head first into a good book has always been therapeutic for her.  Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes that you can cure any bad day with chocolate and a good book. She enjoys spending time with her family, collecting signed paperbacks, going to the movies, and watching basketball and football.

Author Links

Website • Facebook  • Instagram
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Amazon • Goodreads  • Newsletter

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Lift 2017 – Raising Awareness for Autism

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LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction: Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28

Enter the GIVEAWAY celebrating LIFT!

Autism.

A mystery to some. A way of life for others. A cause for all since it is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. 1 in every 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Many of these kids will rely on their parents to some degree, depending on severity, all their lives, with estimated costs between 5 to 7 million dollars in services and care over their lifetime. Many of the services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It is an expensive and difficult lifelong diagnosis to navigate.

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan started LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community in April, which is Autism Awareness/Acceptance month. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for Autism families. Discover more about them at kulturecity.org. Specifically, LIFT will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.

HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Find the full list here: http://lift4autism.com/contact. If you are an author and want to donate, sign up here.

Browse all the amazing items up for bid here: charityauction.bid/lift4autism

The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28.

  1. 1-Click the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢

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*All proceeds go to LIFT 4 Autism!

  1. Buy LIFT Wear! (t-shirts, mugs, totes, etc…)

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  1. Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.

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Don’t miss a thing this month!

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Where I Found You… is COMING SOON!

 

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Cover Reveal: April 24th
Release Date: May 8th

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How do you protect your heart?

Build a wall.
Lock it away.
Let no one in.

Everyone should have a childhood worth remembering. Only I remember mine for all the wrong reasons. Starting over in a new town is hard enough. When you are running from your past, it doesn’t get any easier.

I was ready to say goodbye to the burdens I have carried. The pain I’ve experienced is more than anyone should have to face.

Then I met him…

He takes my breath away. I can’t ignore the way he makes me feel. I know he has the power to destroy me.

And that’s what scares me the most.

GIVEAWAY!

Show of hands… Who loves #Giveaways?

That’s what I thought!  LOL.  I have a $10 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs over on my Author Facebook page.  Head on over and check it out!  Make sure you #LIKE, #COMMENT and #SHARE the original post in order to enter!

*Winner will be chosen on Monday, 3/13. Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway. I am because I’m the boss of me!

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Thank you so much for your support!

xo,

Brooke

Compass of the Heart

There are moments throughout our lives that leave an imprint on who we are. They alter the path that we are on, in that moment, you know you will forever be changed.  Your life will never be the same.

If I was to ask you to think back on those defining moments, certainly we could all say we have regrets along the way.  We are human and, of course, we are going to make mistakes.  I also know that there will be times that, although maybe not in that moment, we are grateful for how things happened and where we ended up.  We can call them “unanswered prayers” if you will.

I strongly believe that everything in our lives happens for a reason.  The bumps and curves that follow us on this road called life were there as a reminder that nothing comes easy.  Andrew Carnegie once said, “Anything in life worth having is worth working for.” Sometimes you have to take risks and go with your gut instincts.  Follow your heart and don’t stop until you make all your dreams a reality.

I started out writing when I was in my early pre-teens, I want to say around 12 years old.  At that age, it started with me writing down my thoughts, feelings and experiences at a time that is really confusing for a young girl.  I remember hiding my journal under the bottom drawer of my dresser and the days that I would pull it out were often the days that I will always remember.

This past year I found myself turning to that comfort I found in writing again.  It came at a point where I was struggling to accept things that were happening in my life.  Once again, writing became a way for me to understand and reconcile my thoughts and feelings while reading helped me escape reality for a little while.

I started writing my debut novel, Where I Found You, this spring.  Ellie and Liam’s story is one that comes with a lot of tragedy and heart break.  I relate to both of them in different ways and have enjoyed the process in writing their story.  It is because of them that I have decided to expand it to a three book series called “Compass of the Heart.” The series will be released over the course of the next two years.

I am excited to share that news with you!

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Ellie & Liam’s story

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Brea & Mason’s story

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Kinsley & Wes’ story

I look forward to sharing their stories with you! ❤

xo, Brooke