Rising Author Tag

I was tagged by my author friend, Annie Woods. Click here check out her post: Annie Woods Answers to The Rising Author Tag


Do you write the title before, during, or after the writing process?
All of the above. For the Surrogate Series, the titles came to me during the writing process. The Third Wheel came to me after the writing process. Boxers or Briefs came to me during a Hanes underwear commercial-before the writing process. The Locals Series titles came to me before the writing process (these are the books I am currently writing).
What is your favorite genre to write?
My books thus far are Women’s Literature or Chick Lit as it is often referred to. They also fit in the Contemporary Romance category. As these are the only books I’ve published thus far, they would seem to be in my favorite genre. (But my passion for writing lies elsewhere-see next question.)
Is there any other genre you want to try to write?
My goal has always been to write Young Adult and New Adult books. I have several stories begun in these genres and will work on them after my current work in progress (WIP). Confession–these are my favorite genres to read.
Where is your favorite writing spot?
My writing spot varies depending on my mood and the scenes I will be writing. I write most often in bed after my husband falls asleep until the wee hours of the morning. I love my office. It is a Paris-themed room with crimson and royal blue on the walls, the accents, and the furniture. I have twinkle lights strung on the ceiling of the office. On gloomy days or after dark the lights are a favorite of mine. I live in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. So, the weather allows for writing outside in early spring and fall. My fur baby, Nala, enjoys relaxing with me when I write outdoors.
Do you handwrite or type your first draft, and why?
I type my first draft on my laptop. As I edit I write on paper then transfer it to the laptop document for the second draft. I tend to have a notebook with free-writing ideas to prompt my writing.
Can you tell us about your current WIP?
The Locals Series is set in a small rural town in rural Missouri. Athens is a fictional town. The series follows a group of nine friends in the years immediately following high school graduation. The stories compare the lives of those born, raised, married, and choose to be life-long small-town residents to two characters that can’t wait to escape small-town life and never return. Each book follows one couple’s relationship with the group of friends.
What makes you most excited about your current WIP?
The final book Tailgates and Twists of Fate is my favorite. In the previous three books, Madison shares the story leading up to the final book. (The whole before you hear my story, you must know what occurred leading up to my current situation storyline.)
I grew up in a small town in rural north Missouri on a farm. I am using some of my childhood as a starting point for these books.

What do you hate (feel unsatisfied) about your current WIP?
I can’t write fast enough. These four stories consume my every thought. If I were free from editing, promoting my books, and posting on social media-I would be able to write as fast as my mind would like to.
Where’s your favorite place to do research for your WIP?
I enjoy combing social media for posts and pictures to help me visualize my story. I enjoy creating Pinterest boards and refer to them often as I write. I pin items for the weddings I write about, tattoos they might get, hairstyles and even clothing to create my characters and scenes.
Please visit Haley Rhoades Author on Pinterest for insight into my stories and characters.
Tag time!
I’m tagging
Bree M Lewandowski
for the same questions. You don’t have to do this tag, but if you do, I look forward to reading your answers! Just link back to this post so I can see it! This has been a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed reading my answers to this tag!

Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!…Not in this book!

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I recently finished reading a book by a complete stranger I met in a Facebook Authors Group and became internet friends with. The book is Forever Disguised, Book Two in The Angelheart Saga by Annie Woods. I’ve never met Annie, however, we share our love of books, ideas on writing and publishing, & posts with each other. The internet can be an amazing vehicle to close the distance between those of us with similar goals and reading styles.

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Annie Woods does it again. 
Forever Disguised is another hard to put down story of love, adventure, and new adult issues with a dash of a fairytale prince.
No spoilers here. Sasha and Erica’s story continues in book two of The Angelheart Saga. Forever Disguised by Annie Woods picks up with a pregnant Erica mourning the loss of Sasha. With the help of Tyler, her friends, and family, she abandons her post-high school plans. Ever the strong heroine, she makes new plans to attain her degree while protecting her unborn heir.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh myno in Forever Disguised we find: mental illness-cutting, teen pregnancy, step-parenting, losing a loved one, coming out to parents, first year at college, royalty, the mob, a plot to overtake a monarchy, a cheating spouse, and more. No, I’m not exaggerating. It’s a keep you on the edge of your seat, closing the book in frustration, only to open it moments later desperately needing to see what happens next kind of love story.

Annie’s characters leap from the pages. She writes in a way that easily creates a lifelike world that surrounds you page after page.
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Your End of the Month Reminder…(please take a minute)

As the end of the month approaches here is a friendly reminder to “tip” your authors.
Amazon reviews are as good as tips to independent “indie” authors—please leave a few words for the books you’ve read. It only takes a minute.

Remember if you received a free copy you must state that in the review so Amazon doesn’t pull it down.

Cover Reveal – Tailgates & Truck Dates – The Locals Series Book One – By Haley Rhoades

Here it is
my next book.

Tailgates & Truck Dates
Releasing Late-Summer 2018
It’s a journey through life in a small town with some that love it and some that want to escape it.

I hate it—I love it—I wanna through my iPad at the wall!

I love to read 📚 📖.
Books make me feel, let me travel, and help me dream.

I loved the first book in this series and couldn’t wait to read book two. I’m only on page 29 (yes page 29) and I’m twisted into knots. I’m torn. I love the heroine but see a plan falling in to place that I don’t want to see happen.

I’ve read enough to know not to give up, to keep reading, etc.

I love books that make me feel.

I can’t wait to keep reading book two in The Angelheart Saga, Forever Disguised. I have faith that Annie Woods will take me on a wonderful journey.

Tailgates & Truck Dates (The Locals Book 1) by Haley Rhoades

Closer and Closer Each Day

I’m very excited about the progress on my current WIP (work in progress) Tailgates & Truck Dates. (Click to add it to your TBR Shelf) It is book one in the four-book series The Locals.

Check out my Pinterest Boards with my visions for the town of Athens, MO and the characters Adrian, Winston, Madison, and Hamilton. (click the link above)

I’m tweaking a few things before sending it to the editor.

I hope soon to have a cover reveal for Tailgates & Truck Dates. Make sure you follow my blog, my Amazon Author’s Page, or Goodreads Author Page to ensure you receive posts immediately.

I will be participating in Camp Nanowrimo in July. My goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of June. Nanowrimo is great for any writer from teenagers to adults.  Check out the two links above for more information on how Nanowrimo helps inspire writers to meet and challenge others while working toward a goal. It’s FREE!

Enjoy the month of July and for my fans in the U.S.A. Happy Fourth of July!

-Haley Rhoades

In This Blog Post: ***Today Only Sale***Contest Ends Saturday***New Release Update***

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Boxers or Briefs by Haley Rhoades

Boxers or Briefs

by Haley Rhoades

Giveaway ends June 30, 2018.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Contest Ends Saturday, 6/30:

Hurry to enter for a free copy of Boxers or Briefs by Haley Rhoades.


Today only!

If you haven’t read the Third Wheel yet, today is your chance to snag it for 99¢. Don’t miss this opportunity. Reviewers agree you should read this book.

https://www.amazon.com/Third-Wheel-Surrogate-Haley-Rhoades-ebook/dp/B07BNY96W4/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

$2.99 Third Wheel (Save $2)


Thursday & Friday only!

If you missed the 99¢ sale, you can still save $2 for two days only.  Don’t miss out.

https://www.amazon.com/Third-Wheel-Surrogate-Haley-Rhoades-ebook/dp/B07BNY96W4/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

New Series Update: The Locals Series

Book one in The Locals Series is currently 41,000 words long. I have another couple scenes to write before I begin editing. Book one in the series will be titled: Tailgates & Truck Dates. You can add it to your TBR (to be read) shelf on Goodreads with the link below.

Click here to add Tailgates & Truck Dates to your Goodreads TBR Shelf

Want to keep up-to-date on the release of upcoming books? Click on the link below then click Follow Author.  Then any new books added will send you an alert immediately.

Follow Haley Rhoades on Amazon-Click Here

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Check out this new release:

An author friend of mine has a new book releasing
on Thursday, 6/28/18.
Check out Forever Disguised.
Book two in the Angelheart Sage by Annie Woods.

I loved book one First Came Forever. I will be reading book two starting this weekend. Here is my review of First Came Forever by Annie Woods.

Please help authors out by taking a minute to write a few words as a review.