Posted by Mon, February 18, 2013

What is a name?

Empty Net revised

Hello my beautiful puck bunnies!!!

Hope everyone is doing well. Me, I’m making it…lol. Things have been insane like I’ve said on my Facebook. Here is the post in case you missed it:

So I have a lot of work ahead of me. Copyedits, edits, and all things for Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net and the fourth book but the biggest thing is that I am working my butt off to get the Novella wrote because I want y’all to have it. So here is my goal: The book will have 15 chapters, and if I write a chapter a day that means I should have it done before March 8 since I take weekends off to let my brain rest. So that’s what I’m gonna do, I’m working for you amazing readers because I hate having y’all wait so long for something new from me. Hopefully Backup will hold you over until book 4. Bet y’all weren’t expecting this:

Teaser: Chapter one of Backup:
“I’m not sure what to say, I feel horrible for being the cherry on top of your horrible day cupcake.”
She flashed him a grin as she jokingly said, “I think the least you could do is tell me your name, so I can bad talk you later,” she added with a wink.
She could tell he wasn’t sure if she was joking or not, but soon he was smiling back at her.
Holding out his hand, he said, “Jordan Ryan.”
She looked down at his hand and then took it, enjoying the way his large hand swallowed hers. With heat and tingles running up her arm while her heart pounded louder than a drum, she felt as if something moved between them. Not knowing that it was, she gasped, “I’m Aynslee Shaw.”

Really rough but I wanted to give y’all something.

The reason I wanted to repost that was because of the teaser. I wanted everyone to see that I am working hard and really if I could give y’all the fourth book I’d give it to y’all now, but I cant. It’s the in the hands of the publisher and believe me guys, it’s gonna be amazing. No one mistakes, pretty new covers, paper backs, and all kinds of awesome stuff. Going with Random House was the best decision I have ever made besides marrying my husband, having kids, and loving hockey, oh and writing! Hehe. I know that some people have said that I have sold out because I did go with a publisher, but I don’t feel that way. I get a lot of crap for poor editing and being with Random House, that won’t happen. They are the best publishing house in the world; they are going to make me ten times better. I am working with the best editors, the most amazing editor and chief and then the greatest agent, I am truly blessed and I’m working hard to give y’all everything you want. Believe me, big things are coming and I won’t let y’all down.
Now the reason for this post is to let y’all know that the 4th books name has been changed. I loved Blue Lines, it fit the book and I was really upset that it had changed but I understand where my publisher is coming from and why it needed to changed. They obviously know what they are doing and I am hoping to be on the New York Times best seller list with Blue Lines, so I am going to trust everything they say. Without going into the details about why the name changed, I’d like to inform you that the new name is:

Crossing the Line

It fits, and when y’all read the book you’ll see that they were right! I’m really excited about this book and anything to make it more amazing than it already is, I’m down for! So yehaw!

Next I wanted to share all three new covers! They are so pretty and I’m so excited! I can’t wait for y’all to see Crossing the Line, it may be the hottest of all the covers. I know that Taking Shots and Trying to Score are coming out April 16th, and hopefully Empty Net will come out with them too. We are working hard to get everything done. It’s A LOT of work and without my agent, I’d be lost, that’s for sure. Lol. So here they are:

Aren’t they beautiful!??!? SO EXCITED!!!

Now, I’d like to let everyone know about my upcoming appearances. I will be at my local Hastings in Clarksville TN on May 18th 2013 from 1-3. I am working on one in Nashville, but for some reason, none of the bookstores in Nashville want to get back to me. Really weird, but its cool cause Clarksville is only 35 minutes from Nashville!!! I’ll let you know if anything changes but right now, Clarksville is the only place I am signing in. I am going to the RT convention, The Naughty Mafia Rocks Vegas convention, and the Indie Romance Convention. I have contact the BookBash, but haven’t heard anything back yet. I am trying so hard to get to every part of the US to meet everyone. I think we are going to MI for a family reunion this summer so I’ll be contacting a book store there to do a signing. New York is on my list and I’m trying hard to get there! I’ll let you know. If you know of somewhere that is doing a signing and would like me to come, please let me know!! I’d love to meet every single one of you!

Okay, so I am on a mission to get 3000 likes on Facebook. I am trying to come up with a huge giveaway but I am having trouble coming up with one. Before I’d try to give y’all the book sooner and all that jazz, but I can’t do that anymore. So I need help. I have so much swag now; it’s crazy and so exciting. I also have a picture of me and Shea, signed, and then one of Ellis, me and Josi, signed, that I could give away. I don’t know, what do y’all think? Give me something, what do y’all want?! Hehe.

Okay, that’s all I got today. I picked the winner for the Cupids hop; I sent you an email if you won’t. Make sure to check out Romancing the Jock because today my post went up and I am giving away a 10$ gift card. Thanks so much for being the best group of readers in the world and I’d love to hear from y’all. Make sure to comment and let me know what you think of the covers, the name change and what I should do to get followers. Thanks so much gals!!!


  • Jackie says:

    Wish you were going to be at Book Bash Orlando. Any chance??????

  • Carol says:

    Love the new covers. I will be promoting these as much as I can. Found a post on FB about liking covers with shirtless guys. I’ll pin it to our board. :-) XXXXOOOO

  • I have the May 18th signing down in my calendar. That is also hubs bday, but maybe I can work it into a getaway that he thinks is for him and then I would be like “Oh Hey! Looky here, Toni Aleo is doing a signing here.” I sure hope I get to make it. I would love to harass, er, I mean meet you. I think a swag giveaway would be awesome. Lots and Lots of swag!!

  • Melissa says:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll have a book signing in Michigan. I’m so excited for you that you are gaining success and I think it’s awesome you got signed with a publisher, especially a huge one like Random House. Looking forward to all the new stories you’re working on!

  • sandra henao says:

    wishing you the best!!! May you always have that perfect balance of knowing when to stand your ground for your work and when its okay to let go a little! Can’t wait for more! :)

  • Michelle says:

    I would love it if you came to NY or to NJ (where I live), would live to meet you in person. Definitely keep us posted I’ll keep checking on where you will be. Good luck with getting the novella finished, can’t wait for that and the 4th book!!! So excited!!
    You are amazing, and your books keep getting better!!

  • tara carroll says:

    I cant wait for you to come to NY

  • Christina says:

    Thanks for all your postings and keeping us up to date. I think it’s great you were picked up by Random House! You have an amazing talent to pull you readers in and keep us drawn until the very end of the novel. I have loved all your books and I re-read them often. I am not sure how the new title fits with the book since I haven’t read it, but I’m sure it will be great! Congrats on your success and I look forward to reading any books you have published in the future. I don’t think you have sold out, but I know this type of re-publishing of the previously released and edited novels is very typical with newly aquired authors. I think we all should be very proud and grateful to be in it from the beginning! I know I am. Goodluck and keep those creative juices flowing!

  • Darlene E says:

    Cannot wait until the 4th book comes out!! New covers are great, however I am partial to the original Trying to Score due to the tattoos.. :)

  • Linda Gics says:

    Okay so the new covers are hot but I still like the old ones the best!!!

  • Susan says:

    Love the covers. Are you coming to Seattle anytime soon? Seattleites love their hockey!!

  • Toni, You should come to the Emerald City Writers Conference in Seattle in October. We’d have a great time, plus, they have a huge booksigning.

  • Toni, I love your new site. I totally get where you’re coming from about having a publisher as opposed to self-publishing. I got with a publisher because I want the good editing from someone who benefits as much as I do if the book is well-edited, not from someone I hired to edit it. Besides, getting a smaller royalty percentage is worth it if the product is professional and well-done. Keep up the good work. Love your covers!!!!

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *