As some of you may know, Hollywood Gossip is a spin-off of the What Happens in… series. As the universe continues to expand, things might get a little complicated/confusing, so I wanted to create a post to answer some questions about how the books tie in together.Continue reading “What Happens in Hollywood Universe Questions”
Hollywood Gossip is almost here!
When it arrives will depend on your ebook provider, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, I need your help promoting it.
You may have noticed my social media is full of the bright yellow image from the book cover. What I need you to do is to change your social media to these images (or give them a share), too!
What does this achieve?
It generates a discussion!
The image is pretty eye-catching, right?
People see it – and they see lots of it – and they need to know more. That’s when they reach out and ask what it’s all about and we get to plug Hollywood Gossip!
You can, of course, mention it in the description/post too, with a link to the landing page: https://www.kristinaadamsauthor.com/hollywood-gossip. Then those shy folks who don’t like reaching out can still find out more.
You can check out the social media graphics below. There are profile pictures, cover photos, and status images for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
To use the images below, right click and select ‘Save as’ to somewhere you can find it. Then go to your social media platform and upload it like you would any other cover image, profile photo, or status update.
Don’t forget to follow me, too!
That’s right—you can officially preorder your copy of What Happens in Paphos!
It’s set for release on 15 November, but it’s likely that it will be released before then. The best way to guarantee that you’ll get it when it’s ready is to preorder your copy! That way, it will be downloaded to your ereader as soon as it’s ready!
The final book in the series sees Hollie, Fayth, and the rest of the crew head to Paphos for a quiet getaway. But of course, nothing ever goes according to plan, does it?
Check out the blurb below:
A relaxing holiday in Paphos is just what everyone needs after a stressful few months…or at least, that was the plan.
With the release of Trinity’s tell-all memoir just days away, the gang are terrified of what secrets it could reveal.
After all, it doesn’t have to be true for people to believe it.
Will Fayth’s photography career be over before it’s begun? Will Liam have to say goodbye to Hollywood? Can Astin overcome his injuries to climb El Capitan? Can Hollie’s fashion career recover from her failed fashion show – and does she want it to?
Want to preorder your copy? Here are the links you need:
Stay tuned for more updates 😉
Ok, so it’s been a while since I posted a chapter of What Happens in Texas. I apologise. I got sidetracked, and also a little stuck. I know nothing about horses. So my friend Sarah, who’s both a trained vet and adores horses, helped me out. Thanks Sarah!
What Happens in Texas
Astin entered Pablo’s stables and came across an old friend. She was just as regal, just as beautiful as he remembered. She turned her head to face him. Her ears were forward. H
‘Hey, beautiful,’ said Astin, running his hand through her mane. Her bay coat was starting to grey around the eyes, her back was a little more swayed than he remembered, but she was still the quarter horse he’d spent his teenage years riding.
‘You can ride her if you want. She’s the better behaved one anyway,’ said Pablo.
Sheila had been his horse when he’d lived with his grandparents. He’d sold her to Pablo when he’d moved to New York. As much as he loved horses, he knew he couldn’t stay in the countryside forever. Sheila would be better off with Pablo than in New York, where she’d have to go through the trauma of moving and he wouldn’t get nearly as much time with her.
They saddled their respective horses. Pablo offered to help him mount, but Astin wanted to do it alone. Just to see if he could. And he did. Without hurting his back. He smiled. Small wins meant everything after what he’d been through.
Pablo climbed onto his horse – a leopard
‘I missed this. I’d forgotten how good it feels,’ said Astin.
‘What else have you forgotten?’ asked Pablo.
Talk about a loaded question…
Astin asked Sheila to speed up. She obeyed. Pablo and Spot caught up with him.
‘Well?’ said Pablo.
‘Can we just enjoy the moment?’ said Astin. ‘Please?’
‘Race you to the trees?’
‘I can’t risk it.’
‘Did the doctors say that?’
The doctors had told him to do what felt right. They said he seemed fine, but his back might hurt sometimes. He’d have to keep his strength up. The stronger his muscles were, the happier his back would be. Horse riding was good exercise…
Astin touched Sheila’s sides with his heels and they raced Pablo and Spot to the trees. The cool breeze hit him in the face. It made him feel alive. He beat Pablo to the trees, but only just.
‘Good race,’ said Pablo.
Panting, Astin slid off his horse and sat down. His back wasn’t protesting. He took that as a good sign, but he wanted to sit down and enjoy the moment all the same. While it was good he’d managed to do so much, he still didn’t want to push his luck. He needed rest, too.
Pablo dismounted and sat beside him.
‘I’ve spent my whole life working towards a career in stunts. When I lost that, I lost sight of who I was,’ said Astin.
‘But you can go back, can’t you?’
‘It’s dangerous. I could end up in a wheelchair permanently.’
‘Like danger has ever stopped you before. Besides, aren’t there other things you could do? Like
‘How do you know?’
‘I read,’ said Pablo. He lay back, resting his head on his hands and staring up at the cloudless sky.
Astin picked at some grass and threw it at Pablo. Pablo ignored him.
‘I don’t know if I could. Plus…I’m not sure that I want to.’
‘Hollywood turned its back on me. I don’t
‘Hollywood is fickle; you know that. Heck, even the horses know that,’ said Pablo.
‘I guess,’ said Astin. ‘I don’t think I could do co-ordinating, though. You know me: I’ve always been more of a do-
‘Then do something. Find something to work towards,’ said Pablo. He grabbed some grass and threw it at Astin. Astin stopped picking at the grass and lay back too.
‘Like what, though?’
‘You’re the action man, not me. What have you always wanted to do but never had the
‘There was one thing I wanted to do as a kid, but my grandparents told me to never think about it. It was too dangerous.’
‘What was it?’
‘Climbing El Capitan. The Dawn Wall way.’ It was the steepest, most dangerous way to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world. He’d dreamt of it as a kid, but his grandparents had always talked him out of it because of how dangerous it was. His mother had told him to jump back down from the top.
‘Yeah, that is nuts,’ said Pablo. ‘But it’s not impossible. Three guys have done it this past year.’
‘It took them days, though.’
‘Isn’t that what training is for? So you’re unfit and can’t push yourself too hard right now, but it’s something to work towards, isn’t it? Maybe in a year, eighteen months, even two years, you’ll be ready. And how awesome will you feel when you’ve done it?’
Astin sat up. ‘Yeah, you’re right. You’re so right.’
Yep, the day has come—you can finally get your hands on What Happens in Barcelona!
Shit goes down in this book, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Here’s the blurb, to give you a taste:
A tragic death. Trial by social media. The beginning of the end?
When someone the gang loves to hate dies unexpectedly, everyone is left feeling volatile. Not only that, but it puts everything they’ve worked towards – both individually and together – in jeopardy.
Can their careers handle the backlash? And, more importantly, will their relationships survive?
There’s only one way to find out what happens next…
Want to find out? Grab your copy on Amazon now.
If you purchase your copy before 31 March 2019, you’ll also be able to download it for the bargain price of 99p (or 99c).
Aaaaand if you get it before then, you’llalso find details of how to enter an exclusive giveaway to win the rest of the series!
The only way to find out more is to download your copy on Amazon now.
Go go go!
Not an Amazon fan?
In the meantime, you can grab What Happens in New York over on there, and pre-order your copies of the rest of the series too!
Happy reading! 📖
It’s been a long time coming, I know.
There are several reasons for that.
I did take a break to take part in NaNoWriMo, but I honestly hated doing that so much that I almost never returned to writing fiction again.
No really. I genuinely hated it that much.
So I ended up needing a break from fiction.
My birthday present to myself (back in March) was meant to be returning to fiction for a week, but then when I tried…it was like putting on clothes that looked like they were in my size but just didn’t fit right.
I really, really struggled to get back into writing fiction after taking a nine-month break.
Then, to make matters worse, we had some really cold weather. My fibromyalgia is exacerbated by cold weather, meaning that the snow and ice and freezing temperatures ruined me for several weeks.
THEN, my nan fell ill. Really, REALLY ill. We thought that that was it—she was on her way out. But fighter that she is, she kept going.
Needless to say, writing fiction and poetry wasn’t a huge priority for me for a while. I still did it, but I did it slowly. I focused on my mental and physical health first and foremost.
Writing fiction and poetry is part of how I look after my mental health, but the pressures of publishing can sometimes distract from that.
Originally there was going to be an overlap in the timelines, so it would’ve helped with that.
Instead, the overlap that was going to be in What Happens in Barcelona you can now read on this very site under the name What Happens in Texas. (The next part will be coming on Friday!)
Doing it this way meant that I had more time to focus on writing and the pressure was all off. Writing was fun again!
When we put too much pressure on ourselves, the stuff we love can very quickly turn into stuff that we hate—we can end up losing the very thing we loved about it in the first place.
I knew that with a long enough break—and the right project—my love for writing would return. And it has.
Now that Return to New York is finished, I’m going to focus on editing What Happens in Barcelona. When that’s ready to go back in the drawer, I’ll work on what comes next. While I’m not ready to share what happens beyond Barcelona just yet, when I have decided on the order, you’ll be the first to know.
In the meantime, you’ll be pleased to know that you won’t have to wait as long between Return to New York and What Happens in Barcelona as you did between What Happens in London and Return to New York!
If all goes to plan, What Happens in Barcelona will be out early next year 😉
Now, I’d better get back to editing if I want to maintain that timeline!
Oh, and don’t forget to preorder your copy of Return to New York! 😉
I’ll go into why Return to New York is a novella centring on Fayth in another blog post.
For now, let’s talk about Astin!
It’s time for me to introduce to you the final character from What Happens in New York, Hollie Baxter.
The scene below is the first chapter. If you like what you read, you can also check out scenes featuring Fayth Campbell, Astin Mack, Liam York and Trinity Gold, and Tate Gardener. You can also purchase your copy from all good ebook retailers now (and in print from Amazon), to find out what happens next!