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The Wake Up is Live!
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UPDATED, JULY 2018: The Wake Up has moved. You can get it for free by signing up for my newsletter.  

If you're reading this, then The Wake Up is out and about and ready for your reading pleasure!

There's is only one man Jackson would get out of bed for . . . or invite to his bed, if he got that lucky. Unfortunately, Matt Kingston only has eyes for Jackson's buns, which would be great . . . if Jackson weren't a baker. A year of pining and wooing with sprouted wheat has been fruitless, and Jackson is ready to give up, but it turns out Matt has a secret of his own. If only he were better at rising to the occasion.

The Wake Up is a free short story set in Red Creek and I can't wait for you to read it. So clickity click over to Instafreebie to get your copy now!

The Hook Up

UPDATED, JULY 2018: The Hook Up has moved. You can get it for free by signing up for my newsletter.

 

Okay folks, Mondays are hard, so how about a freebie?

The most common thing I saw in reviews for The Pick Up was that people wanted to know more about Kyle's history with Olivia.

Fortunately, I wrote a short story about that very thing! Here's the night that Kyle met Olivia.

Remember the fights? The lost phone? It's all there. But also, there's karaoke! Ice sculptures! Revenge via veggie fries!

Don't worry though, if you haven't read The Pick Up (although you totally should anyway), The Hook Up stands on its own.

And did I mention it's free?

And available right now?

All you have to do is clicky click on the link and grab a copy!

Happy reading!

PS, I've got more Red Creek shorts planned for later this year. Members of my Facebook group always get them first. Join us if that's a thing that sounds like fun!

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Teaser What a week! We could all use a little happy, don't you think?

I've set up a new Facebook group, Allison's A-List. We're going to have themes. Man Crush Monday...Teaser Tuesday...

Freebie Friday!

I've got a thing. My publication schedule is all blown to hell, so the thing was going to come out in April, but after the week we just had, let's have it today!

A-List members get it first. That's how an A-List works*.

If you read and liked The Pick Up, but had a very specific criticism in your reviews about about gaps in a certain single dad's backstory, you're going to want to join us!

*If Facebook isn't your thing, I get it. We can't all be slaves to Zuckerberg. This surprise thing will be available to the general public on Monday. But wouldn't it be nice to have something short and sweet for your weekend?

Regarding Riptide

This week has been a difficult one. The revelations about racism and harassment at Riptide Publishing are upsetting. The victims of this treatment have my utmost sympathy and support. At this time, I have requested the rights back to my remaining unpublished works from Riptide.

I appreciate the words of encouragement I have received from those who reached out to me this week. Thank you for letting me take the time to come to a decision that works with where I am, so early in my publishing career.

Looking forward to better days for all of us.

Allison

New Feature!

clem-onojeghuo-400043 We're closing in on the home stretch here folks. And with any book launch comes...book reviews!

You guys, I got my first real review this week! And it was kind of awesome. The good folks at RT Book Reviews got ahold of The Pick Up, and I think they kinda liked it!

"Temple’s debut is a slice-of-life romance firmly rooted in the small town and domestic. Full of snippets of family life and dinner conversations between friends, The Pick Up is cozy and sweet, and the developing relationship between a parent and teacher contains compelling psychological realism. It’s well written, although at times its wholehearted embrace of the quotidian felt like it needed a bit of spicing up. This is the first in the Up Red Creek series. Readers are sure to enjoy it for its lovable cast of characters and sheer heart."

And because good news should be shared, I've set up a review page, so we can share the love! If you read The Pick Up and love it, tag me, so I can boost you and your kind words in the process!

This is your friendly reminder that The Pick Up is out March 5, but if you pre-order the e-copy it from Riptide now, you'll get it 48 hours early!

 

 

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A Blonde Moment

True story, I don't look like anyone else in my family. We all have blue eyes, but where my button nose and rosebud mouth* came from is a mystery.

Also a mystery is why my hair never went truly brown. My family is littered with childhood blondes who eventually went brunette. My hair is darker than it was, but I cling to the fact that it still falls under the blonde heading.

All this to say, I should absolutely be excused for completely blanking on the mystery box that arrived today. Even though Riptide emailed me two weeks ago and asked how many copies of The Pick Up I wanted. Even though we have less than seven weeks until release day. Even so, I opened that box with all the innocent enthusiasm of a four-year-old on Christmas morning.

A blonde four-year-old at that.

And then...

I cried a bit. I texted everyone I thought might be close to their phone. I spammed social media.

I wrote a book. It's a real book now. In just under two months, you can read it too! I hope you will!

The Pick Up is available for preorder from Riptide Publishing.

*those are my grandmother's words, not mine. I didn't look like her either.

It's Here!

It's here! Thanks to The Novel Approach for hosting my cover reveal. You guys, I can't tell you how excruciating it has been to sit on this adorable cover for the last month. So cute! The flailing in this house when the proofs came in was extensive!

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The Pick Up is coming March 5 from Riptide, but you can pre-order now! I'll post links to Amazon and the rest of the crew as soon as I have them!

Don't Freak Out

screams-of-joy-2481573_1920 I already freaked out for you, so don't bother.

But The Pick Up is available for pre-order on the Riptide Website. Would do you me a favour and go check it out?

Kyle’s life is going backwards. He wanted to build a bigger life for himself than Red Creek could give him, but a family crisis has forced him to return to his hometown with his six-year-old daughter. Now he’s standing in the rain at his old elementary school, and his daughter’s teacher, Mr. Hathaway, is lecturing him about punctuality. 

Adam Hathaway is not looking for love. He’s learned the hard way to keep his personal and professional life separate. But Kyle is struggling and needs a friend, and Adam wants to be that friend. He just needs to ignore his growing attraction to Kyle’s goofy charm, because acting on it would mean breaking all the rules that protect his heart.

Putting down roots in this town again is not Kyle’s plan. As soon as he can, he’s taking his daughter and her princess costumes and moving on. The more time he spends with Adam, though, the more he thinks the quiet teacher might give him a reason to stay. Now he just has to convince Adam to take a chance on a bigger future than either of them could have planned.

The cover is coming soon (and it is ADORABLE), but you really want to read this book, right? Coming March 5!!