christa simpson

Beautifully Broken… A Poem

Destiny:

Why won’t you just give him a try?

He shoots from the lips, but he’s a good guy.

You say you don’t like him, but tell me no lie,

You were completely heartbroken when you thought he might die.

Just admit it already. You love him.

 

Sexy young couple with blue jeans standing togetherFelicia:

I don’t know what to do, she says with a sigh,

When I remember those times he wrapped me with his tie,

I want to take that leap of faith and enjoy the high,

It’s going to be hard for me to say goodbye.

 You don’t understand. Our relationship is complicated.

 

 Matt:

Being with Felicia is a new kind of harm,

It’s amazing how she always manages to disarm,

Me and body, we’re broken, it’s true,

But with this girl, I’m prepared to start anew.

She will be mine.

 

Visit the Beautifully Broken book page for more info on this story!

And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest! A winner has been randomly selected and I’ll even give you a little teaser.

CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO…

KRYSTLE

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Congrats lady. You’re the winner. Your name will be featured in Matt’s story, Beautifully Broken!

Here’s a quick sample of your role!! :D :D

Excerpt from Beautifully Broken: (subject to change)

Naked pretty princess among leavesMatt can’t keep his eyes off Felicia. She’s smiling and happy; just gorgeous. He feels like a stalker. His eyes assault her, taking in all that radiance and exploiting it every chance he gets. They don’t exchange any more words, but she knows he watches her. And yet she still ignores him. That is exactly what keeps him planted firmly on his feet, with a glass of whiskey in hand. He swirls what’s left of the liquid in the bottom of the glass and makes it disappear in one swallow. He slams the glass onto the makeshift bar, which announces to everyone that he is done. The floosy who’s been following him around all day slides up behind him without notice and suddenly the blond man has an arm wrapped around Felicia’s waist. (more…)

Contest: Name That Character!

I have a fabulous opportunity for one of my fans. How would you like to have your name as a character in my next book? Read on for more info!

Here I am, plugging away at my second round of edits on Beautifully Broken, book 2 in the Destiny Series, only to find that there remains a character that was not given a name. She appears on at least three occasions in the story, but apparently wasn’t important enough at the time for me to stop and do the honours of naming her.

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I don’t know why I’ve been struggling with picking a name for this girl, but it’s really irking me and I need a resolution, like yesterday. I’m hoping to turn this into a bit of a game that can be fun and mutually rewarding. Rather than me playing with baby names from a list, waiting for the right one to click, I thought I’d open it up to my following.

For starters, the character is a girl, but I’m open to a sex-change if need be! This girl is currently known as “the floozy cousin”. If that title offends you, then A. There’s no need to continue reading this post; and B. I can’t believe you’re still following me!! ;)

So, this girl (<-see, isn’t that annoying??) is one of Destiny’s single cousins who attends her wedding. Yes, Destiny is getting married! “The cousin” is a good looking girl who tags onto the studly hero of the story, Matthew Knight, but he has his eyes set on someone else, Felicia, the heroine of course! “The cousin” really bothers Felicia because, well, she’s hanging off of Matt like a cheap air freshener when Felicia wishes she were the one doing that. (more…)

Upcoming Author Events

I’m excited to tell you about the author events I have coming up real soon, one as soon as this Thursday! I hope you’ll take a look. I’ve updated my Events page just for you. ;-)

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EVENTS

Here are the two visits happening over the next couple of weeks. If you’re from the area, I hope you’ll join me! Come to learn a little about self-publishing, chat with other readers and writers and/or to pick up an autographed copy of one of my books! Hope to see you there!

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Wicked Steamy Romance for $0.99!

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AVAILABLE NOW!!

This story might be set in the winter, but don’t let that stop you from buying it today!! Readers are calling Finding Destiny “wicked steamy”. Another reader has described it as “sweet, hot, and downright delicious.” I promise you it’ll melt away any reservations you have to the point you’d be fanning yourself at the beach, and it wouldn’t be because of the heat outside. ;)

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Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of Finding Destiny today! It’s now available in paperback too. $6.00 USD plus shipping for an autographed copy, for those who might be interested. Email me with your address if you would like an exact quote! csimp@live.ca  

 

For your reading pleasure ;)

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Annual Terry Fox Giant Used Book Sale

I’m getting pretty excited here. I have some fun events lined up over the next few months, including my very first physical author appearance!

I had intended to start small, with my local library, but they’ve decided to wait until fall and I’ve since been offered an opportunity I just couldn’t turn up! I’ve been invited to promote my work at the 2014 Annual Terry Fox Giant Used Book Sale.

Big deal, you might say. Well it is! The Tecumseh Terry Fox Run happens to run the same day and this is one giant book sale, I tell you. Besides, who doesn’t love a good old community fundraiser?

If you’re in the area, please stop in and say Hi! While you’re there, you can pick up some amazing books for unbelievable prices!

No, that’s not a typo!! That’s all they’re charging!
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Twisted Desire Book Trailer

Have you had the chance to check out Twisted Desire yet? It’s receiving rave reviews.

5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING FANTASTIC HOT HOT HOT July 21 2014

By MarthaPublished on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved it!! I could not put this book down, WOW. Harley, a private investigator meets his match in Aliah. She is one tough woman, and she gives him a run for his money!!
 
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved Abby and Edwin in the first 3 books and … July 27 2014
 
By JocelynPublished on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
OMG!!!…once again Christa Simpson has outdone herself! I loved Abby and Edwin in the first 3 books and I must admit that the only reason I purchased book 4 was because it was a part of the series and I was hoping for more of Abby and Edwin… I think I love this book more! I love Ally and Harley and all the action! I couldn’t put it down! It is a must read and I look forward to book 5!!!
 

Don’t believe them? Have a look for yourself. :) :)

NOW AVAILABLE!

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That smile is a weapon, I tell you.  He needs to put that thing away before she’s forced to do something that will give him a good reason to smile that wickedly.  BUY NOW!!! –>

Are You a Winner?!

Loving couple in the car embracesWelcome to all the newcomers. The Twisted Desire Cover Reveal Party was a success!! Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support. <3 <3

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Giveaway #1: ARC of Twisted Desire

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COVER REVEAL: Twisted Desire by Christa Simpson

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Title:  Twisted Desire

Author:  Christa Simpson

Release Date: July 19, 2014

Series:  Book #4 in the Twisted Series (stand-alone)

Genre:  New Adult Romance/Romantic Suspense

(18+ due to graphic scenes involving sex, violence
and vulgar language that may be offensive to some readers)

Synopsis:

Find the girl… Trick the girl… Collect the reward. His plan was foolproof.

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Blog Hop: My Writing Process

When I was asked to join in the MY WRITING PROCESS blog tour by two fellow authors, how could I say no?! Thanks to Jennifer Ammoscato http://jenniferammoscato.com/blog and Gabbie S. Duran http://gabbiesduran.com for including me. Two fabulous authors right there, with very different writing styles. You should give them each a look, whether you’re into a witty dose of chick-lit or a heart-wrenching romance, they’ve got you covered.

My Writing Process

I’m told I have to answer four specific questions. And I will. But, since Jennifer broke the rules, I figure it’s okay for me to have a free-for-all too. Rather than list the question and follow it with an answer (boorring), I’m just going to have at it. Here goes!

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That’s me. I keep an overall storyline in mind and go hog-wild with it. Let me share a couple of photos with you, which will help you to better understand my madness. The first image to the right is my electronic notebook. Those are just the stories I have hard core ideas for. Those stories must happen. That’s proof right there why it takes me so long to finish anything! And that’s not even the whole of it.

I’m constantly jotting down notes. When a thought comes into my mind, I mentally catalogue it into a story I have in the works. Keep in mind I use the term jot lightly. Most of my notes are written in a fit of inspiration, in a scrawl that even I have a hard time later deciphering. Those notes eventually get entered into my electronic notebook with a mess of other notes under its working book title. In each book tab you’ll find images, quotes, songs… anything that reminds me of my story or inspires me to write more. I won’t come back and organize that file until I’m ready to give it some form and prepare it for writing in MS Word. (more…)