#2017: My Writing Year in Review


In some ways this year felt like a decade. It’s been long and hard. I’m not only talking about politics, world events or life in general. I’m talking about my writing life.

I worked on the editing, formatting and cover design of my new novel, The Love Labyrinth. Don’t misunderstand–I handed it over to the pros to edit, format, etc. But we all know that the author has to do the preliminary work as well as make the final decisions.

I felt like my eyes were bleeding from reading, editing and just looking at words so much. My fellow writers know what I’m talking about.

Then finally, the self-publishing aspect of it was upon me and once completed, like a mother bird, I set my book free.

Along with marketing, marketing and more marketing.

Did I say marketing?

Not to mention working on my blog and social media sites.

I also worked on two other manuscripts this year but my novel, The Love Labyrinth, sucked most all of the air out of the room, figuratively speaking.

At other times, 2017 flew by like a whirlwind. Still, there were some things I wanted to do that didn’t come to pass: A month-long blog tour I got to participate in–except when it was almost time to showcase my own novel.

Shortly after that, when it came time to launch my book, I wasn’t able to have a blowout book launch like I wanted. Both ended up curtailed as a result of the same thing, an illness that hit me hard and without warning.

I did manage to publicize it on all of my social media sites and on other blogs.

Despite those things that didn’t come to pass, I spent considerable time and money this year participating in blog tours, having bloggers review it (still hoping that more will be forthcoming, hint, hint), book festivals and fairs. Finally, I had The Love Labyrinth developed, along with narrator Arnetta Ellinwood, into an audiobook and promoted several audiobook giveaways. I’m proud that I have three versions of The Love Labyrinth for purchase now.

I can say to myself that I have done all that I can do and hope to have the other two manuscripts that I’ve been working on their way soon as well.

Here’s to a healthy and prosperous 2018!

It’s Here–The Audiobook Version of #The Love Labyrinth!

It’s Here–The Audiobook Version of #The Love Labyrinth!

Introducing my contemporary romance novel, The Love Labyrinth–Now available in audiobook format! It is available on Audible, Amazon and I-Tunes!

To purchase, go to my book’s page on Audible.com. The link to it on Audible is: https://www.audible.com/a/pd/Fiction/The-Love-Labyrinth-Audiobook/B076B3LQQ9.

For a lucky few, I will be giving two promotional codes to download a free copy of my audiobook, The Love Labyrinth. It’s simple: All you have to do is contact me here and give me a reason why you’d like a free download. Only one per person, first come, first serve today. Free downloads only available through Audible.com.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win a free download, you can still listen to it with a free Audible 30-day Free Trial.


I’m also conducting a giveaway on Goodreads under the Romance Audiobooks Group Audiobook Giveaway. You must be a member of the Romance Audiobooks Group to participate. Contest ends on October 23.

I would appreciate it if you would leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or my Amazon Author Page, all easily accessed here on relationspdbeverly.com. I would love to hear what you think of it.

Good luck!








Introducing #The Love Labyrinth–Soon to be Available on Audible, Amazon.com and iTunes!

Hey Everybody,

I’ve been working on something behind the scenes and now I can reveal it–my contemporary romance novel, The Love Labyrinth, will soon be available as an audiobook on Audible, Amazon.com and iTunes!

For those of you who can’t find the time to read or just enjoy audiobooks, here’s your chance to snag a free promotional code that you can use for a free download of The Love Labyrinth in exchange for an honest review. I will be giving a few of them away!

You’ll need to post a review on my Facebook Author Page, Goodreads or other social media.

More details to come soon!