cove map

I stumbled onto this one and happily so! As you know, I’m an author and I have a couple of author friends, haha. Anyway, apparently it’s the latest rage (and a successful rage might I add) to get together with your author friends who write in the same genre and to write a series together that all takes place in one setting. *long explainer, I know!* But the point is that one of my author friends pointed me to these authors at Gelato Publishing who were writing a series called “The Cove,” about all these billionaires who lived in Seattle in one little “big” neighborhood.

This same group of authors also went to Seattle to check it all out over there, but I was late to the party and so sadly, I missed out *gentle weeping*! However, I’m from Washington and I’ve been to Seattle plenty of times to visit my brother on Bainbridge Island AND I’d already written a book that took place there (“Out of the Mouth of Babes”), so at least I had that under my belt!

As you can see from this map, my characters live on lot 3 and 8… as you can NOT see on this map, my name is Stephanie, not Kaylee, haha, but she has gone to do other super successful and fantastic things and scored a trip to Seattle while she was at it so it’s cool.

However, billionaire books are an entirely NEW genre for me, but I thought, hmm, I’ve been reading regency historical books since I’d learned how to get into my box of books under my mom’s bed, and it’s pretty much the same thing, just in a different time period, so I’m giving it a go! I’ve also been reading my friends’ books as they’ve been released, enjoyed them thoroughly, and felt like I got some good pointers on how to go about 🙂

And let’s just say, that this has been a really fun writing challenge. My characters in this book own a yacht… which I’ve had to do lots of research on because surprisingly (not surprisingly) I’ve never been on one. And then they just HAD to love water toys, and so now I’m looking up all that stuff too… even though being out in the water terrifies me! I just saw Jaws too many times as a kid, I think. And now I’m getting all snobby and I’m like, well, a “millionaire” would NEVER be able to afford such things, but a “billionaire…” Haha, and OF COURSE I have to throw all my twists and adventures in there because I just can’t stop doing that! Luckily these authors that I work with are very laidback and allow me my strange writing quirks.

With that said, let me introduce these authors at the Cove:

Lucy McConnell
Erica Penrod
Amberlee Day
Maria Hoagland
Holly Stevenson
Chelsea Hale
Christene Houston
Stephanie Fowers (me, of course!)

Welcome to The Cove!

With heavy iron gates, two security stations, and a groundskeeper’s cottage, The Cove has everything a billionaire could ask for in a home. Dubbed Billionaire Bachelor Cove because of the resident’s single status and income portfolios, The Cove is the perfect place to hide away from the world. But, as the residents soon find out, they can’t hide from love.

Can’t wait to release mine too… and to get back to writing! Hope you enjoyed the update!