What’s Next?

Now that the holiday season is behind us and we can all take a deep breath, it’s time to contemplate ― what’s next?

For me, the holiday season was a mix of joy and heartbreak. I’m sure it’s the same for most people; the hauntings of holidays past and loved ones that are no longer with us ― the grandparents who embodied the family holiday spirit, the lost child whose smile lit up your every day, and the fading memories of your children when they were small with their excitement on Christmas morning opening the gifts from Santa. And the sad realization that those moments are gone and only live now forever etched in your memory.

Like everyone else, I push forward focusing on creating more beautiful moments and feeling truly blessed for all that I have. It sounds cliché, I know, but for me, it’s not because I’ve never had it before ― happiness.

However, unlike most people, I failed to make any New Year’s resolutions. Mainly because that part of my life is simply as cliché as it come; I vow to drop 20 pounds, I vow to get more sleep, exercise more, and read 20 new authors. I feel most people all desire similar things for the new year and I am no different.

This new year I have three manuscripts to finish and release. I am starting the second year of my doctorate program and striving to maintain my 4.0 (even though Advanced Statistics begs to differ), and we must complete the remodeling on our house so we can get it on the market. I am excited about the prospects on the horizon this year.

Humanizing THE MAN BEHIND THE BADGE

Phoenix, Arizona, USA – August 14, 2019

     Addison Winters is the writer of sexy, sultry, psychological adult romance sure to titillate the mind and stimulate the senses. She has earned a reputation for her witty realism, writing with substance, and as an author who puts her heart and soul into her writing. WHAT I REALLY LEARNED IN COLLEGE, and MAKING THE DEAN’S LIST, the first two books in her “With Honors” series, are available on Amazon and all major book retailers. Her latest sensual addition, MOUNTING DEUCE, the first novel in her “Heat of Arrest” series releases August 14, 2019.

     When asked what makes her new release unique; she stated “MOUNTING DEUCE is more than simply an adult romance novel. It’s a love story steeped in realism where everything is not perfect and magical because life isn’t. This is about two people who aren’t perfect, but discover they are perfect for each other – with several humorous realities of dating after forty.”

     Ms. Winters was born and raised in the Midwest. She has her master’s in military psychology and is currently working on her doctorate in industrial organizational psychology. She is an avid researcher and reader and when she is not lost in the world of her own creation, she is busy exploring the southwest region of the country. She is slightly addicted to coffee and after recently moving to Arizona, has a new-found appreciation for Central Air Conditioning.

     MOUNTING DEUCE is a sensual novel about the mishaps of dating after divorce, the comical joys children add to the mix, and the strain of finding time for each other. Ms. Winters captures the humorous side of online dating and shows how friendships can help maintain sanity. Told in first person, the author follows Arya Lucas along her journey in discovering the trials and tribulations of dating a law enforcement officer.

     Detective Deuce works in homicide for the Phoenix PD and attempts to balance a demanding career with being a single father and dating. His chance encounter with Arya alters their lives and enlightens their world. However, they soon learn that not everyone is thrilled about their budding relationship and will go to great lengths to end it.

     Be sure to connect with Ms. Winters on Facebook and Twitter.

    Join Ms. Winters on August 21st 9:00PM – 10:00PM on the Reader’s Lounge hosted by Sweet & Spicy Reads. Here is your chance to get to know the lady behind the words, ask questions, and learn about her upcoming projects, and appearances along with a chance to participate in multiple giveaways. She will be discussing her latest release, MOUNTING DEUCE and her writing process on creating the second installment in her new “Heat of Arrest” series.

Releasing August 14th: Mounting Deuce ~the Heat of Arrest~

Arya Lucas finally had her life back. After a nasty divorce and moving across the country; freedom was finally hers and she was enjoying it to the fullest. Her small consulting firm was finally affording her the life she’d worked so hard to achieve. She had everything ― or so she thought.

With the urging of her best friend Arya joins a dating site with no desire to start a relationship with anyone, until she met Detective Deuce. The sexy law enforcement officer was unlike anyone she had ever dated and definitely not her type.

But his enticing blue eyes and smirky boyish grin drew her to him. His witty sarcasm was undeniably charming. He was compassionate, kind, and sexy. He held a sense of mystery and adventure that she had never experienced before. She never knew handcuffs could be so enticing.

But what she hadn’t counted on was his impact on her entire world. How one day she would wake up and find herself in a life she no longer recognized; and realizing she could not have been happier about it.

Still, is he worth risking her heart for?