Blind Justice is out now! Tara Fujimoto has patiently waited—along with you—while four other couples found love. Now, it’s her turn.
She and Jeff Patarava might be opposites in all the obvious ways—he’s outdoorsy and is happiest in the mountains, she likes the city bustle and looking her best—but they’re a perfect match in every way that counts.
Here’s what early readers are saying:
“A suspenseful dual thread story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.” ~Cindy, on Goodreads
“An emotional rollercoaster of a story.” ~Caroline, on Amazon
“Blind Justice is another five star Men of Steele book. There is a swoon-worthy hero trying to do what’s best for those he loves and a strong heroine who is equally prepared to do whatever it takes to get the job done.” ~ Nan, on Goodreads/Amazon
P.S. To celebrate Blind Justice’s release, the ebook of Blind Ambition (Men of Steele #2) is on sale for $1.99 through the end of the month. And Blind Fury (Men of Steele #1) is always free. If you want to go back and catch up on the series, now’s your chance.
Tara Fujimoto's story is almost here! She's played an integral role in every Men of Steele book since she first got into trouble in Blind Fury (Book 1), so I'm excited to have found her perfect match in Jeff Patarava, a former Air Force Combat Weatherman (yes, it's a real special operations role).
He craves the outdoors. She's a hardcore city girl. Sometimes opposites attract…a killer.
And then it gets hot. 🔥
When Tara Fujimoto’s quest to avenge her sister’s death makes her a target, a sexy security specialist steps in to watch her back, but his quiet appeal threatens her carefully guarded heart. Can she resist their lightning-hot attraction, and stay alive long enough to expose her enemy?
Former military special operator Jeff Patarava has good reasons to keep his distance from his impossibly perfect coworker, but when her life is threatened, his resolve is shot to hell. Forced into close proximity, sparks fly as he learns she’s far more than her flawless appearance suggests. Now, he’ll put everything on the line to keep her alive.
Preorder Blind Justice today from your favorite retailer!
Sometimes, we have to let go of our expectations. Of life, of others, and of ourselves.
Okay, well, we don’t have to, but we’ll probably be really unhappy…
I got a good reminder of this last week when I had a couple of trusted writer friends read my upcoming book. While they had good things to say, they also made some valid points about things that need to be fixed.
What? Now? But, but…this book is supposed to come out on May 13th. I already had it edited, got the cover designed, had the proofreader scheduled, and…well, everything.
But what’s more important, speed or quality? For me, there’s no question. Quality trumps speed.
So I had to let go of my plan and adjust my expectations. The book needs more work, simple as that.
I’m incredibly thankful to my (honest) friends for bringing the story’s issues to my attention. (Funny how you sometimes can’t see these things until someone points them out to you, and then you think, “Duh.”) I’d rather have it be my friends/beta readers than my paying readers!
To those of you who were looking forward to reading Blind Justice in May, thank you, I love you, and I’m sorry. I hope when you finally read it, you’ll think it was worth a few more months’ wait. I sincerely believe the book will be much stronger.
And I’ve learned something about myself. I will continue to strive for better books at a faster pace, but I need to honor my process and be true to my characters and their stories. There are authors out there who can produce a book every two to three months. I applaud them!
At this point in time, I’m not one of them.
I’m trying to let go of unrealistic expectations—both in my personal and professional life—and focus on creating the best books I can. I know that little spot at the base of my neck that carries all of my tension will thank me. 😉
Has anything forced you to let go of your expectations? Please share!
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