Friday, June 24, 2016


Look at this amazing cover! I'm absolutely in LOVE with it and I cannot wait until I can hold the paper back in my hands! As you can see, I have an author logo and tagline! Finally, right? It also came out beautifully and my cover designer rocks. 

This post won't be very long, I just wanted to give you guys a few updates to make sure you have the latest news. If you've read my last post, you'll know next year I'll be attending my very first author signing. I'm so excited about it and I would LOVE to see you there! Here's all the info and where you can purchase your tickets. 

Another thing I have new going on is my website! Yes, one place where you can see everything of mine, purchase books, and much more! If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so. 

One more thing before I go... On July 1st I'm going to be posting an excerpt of Carter (The Harlow Brothers: Book One) here on my blog. I know a lot of you are super excited to get this amazing love story, and I can promise it's totally worth the wait! 

Oops, forgot to post this too. If you haven't pre-ordered your copy of Carter yet, there's still time! Right now Carter is 2.99 and a week after release it'll go up to 3.99, so get it now! 

And that's all I have for you today! Please remember if you ever just want to chat or ask me any questions, I'm always here! 
Until next time...

Friday, May 20, 2016

So, yeah. It's been a while...

I have not been on my author blog in a very long time! Geesh, I hadn't realized how long it's been. I'm sorry for the silence. I promise I didn't mean to forget about my blog...and if you haven't noticed, I did make some new changes! Change is good, right? I sometimes don't mind change, and I feel these new changes I'm making these days, are really good.
Okay, here's a little update on all that's "Brie Paisley".
First things first, I know a lot of you that follow my blog also follow on me on Facebook. If you do, then this won't be any new news to you. But, to you that's just now following me, Brie Paisley is my pen name. No, it's not my real name (ha), and I won't tell you my real name. Sorry, but I still like to have a bit of privacy still, but just know, I post way more honest things on my blog (which I will do better at) and my author profile. It's just... weird to post what I want on my regular page since I have my family and my husbands family on there. They all know I'm a Romance author, but it's one thing to know than to see it... I actually went LIVE on Facebook a few weeks ago...maybe not that long, but yes if you check out my profile, you will see ME...all weird and awkward-sih...
Second big news, I have a new book coming out in July! Yay! I've very excited about this one and it's not going to be like my other books. That means, Contemporary Romance lol. It's definitely not erotic, like at all, and it's got some very sweet and sappy parts. Which is great, I love Carter and Shelby. I loved writing about their strong bond and how after so much time apart...well you'll just have to read it! Ha!
Thirdly, I have updated my blog, so please feel free to look around. I've updated my books, the signed paperback tab, and pretty soon I'll be adding an excerpt of Carter under the upcoming books. So, please stick around and bear with me.
I'm also trying something different and new on my author page. Every Friday I will post "Brie's Word of Advice". It's basically me giving you advice on what to do and what not to do in the book world. I'm sure I'm going to piss some people off, but I've been thinking about this for a long time. I've been at this author gig for a year and a half now, and I've learned so much over this past year. Some good, and some not so good. Maybe this will help that new indie that just started their author page. And really, a part of me wanted to do this in hopes people wouldn't be so damn hateful over nothing. It may crash and burn, but what the hell right? You can check it out here if you're curious--

I might also do it on here as well just so people actually see it. Facebook is such a drama queen and likes to hide all the good people (ahaha)

Oh and I'm also going to my very first signing event in Indiana in 2017! Here's the Facebook page for it and please check out everything to see if you'd like to come too!

The tickets are live and you can find the link at the top of the page. Also, here's the readers group if you'd like to join to keep up with all the attending authors.

One more thing before I go. Soon I'm going to add one more tab to my blog page. It's going to be called Midnight Author's Cafe. What is this you ask? It's a group of lovely and talented authors and we've come together just to bring you our books. We just opened the group, so if you're interested in joining, please click the link and it'll take you straight to it. Once I get the new tab going for it, you'll be able to see exactly who's in the group (author wise) and their books. So far, I'm really enjoying this group, and I think it's a wonderful idea! Here's the link, and please consider joining!

Okay, I think I've covered all my news LOL! If I missed something, I'm sorry. And I'm going to try and make myself post every Friday from now on, so be ready! As always, thank you guys for your amazing support and hope you still stick around to see what's in store!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Since I'm still in Facebook jail

Being in jail sucks.
I can't post in any of my own groups which really makes things suck even worse. I love my girls in my fan group. I miss talking with them and getting to know them more. Sigh. The good news is I have only one more day left on my annoying restriction then I'm back! I'm really really really ready to get out jail. So I decided since I'm not able to post in my group, I would post here. 

Today I'm going to do something that I never really do. Talk about myself. 

I figured a lot of my new followers don't know me as a person, and all they see is just an author. But I'm more than that. I do keep most of my life private just because there's a lot of creepers out there. And since FB is getting worse every single day at putting authors in jail, I really don't want what I normally post in my fan group putting me in jail over and over if I were to post it on my page. I'm going to talk/type about 5 things you might not know about me. Hopefully you find some of these things interesting, but if not oh well. What you see is what you get with me ;-)

1. What to start with...OH I know. I grew up in a very small town in MS. This town was so small that everyone knew everyone. It has one one gas station but it does have a red light so that's a plus. But, if you blink you will pass right by it. Growing up there kind of sucked when I hit my wild teenage stage. You know the one where you're crazy about boys and just want to drink and have fun? Yeah I had those years lol. But with this town, if I planned on doing something bad for the weekend, like sneaking out of the house to meet a boy, my parents knew about it before I got home. There's so many times this would happen and my parents would ground me before I even went through with it. It was annoying, but over time, I got smarter...which led to stupid decisions but hey I was young and dumb. 
2. I was a hug tomboy growing up. I really didn't have a choice. I have 5 brothers, yes I know, and it just wasn't in me to be the girly girl. I wanted to go to the creek with my brothers and catch crawdads. I wanted to play in the dirt and climb trees. I learned how to take care of myself from my brothers. They would pick on me and tell me to go away because they didn't want their little sister tagging along. I didn't care. I went anyways. I'm still a tomboy. I hardly ever wear makeup. I really don't like wearing heels or dressing up fancy. Sometimes I do. Like for something special but normally if I'm not in my pj's I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I love to hunt and fish. I miss going mud ridding. I used to ride horses and feed chickens. LOL. At one time of my life my mom and my ex stepdad (yes he's an ex now to my mom) had a farm going on. We had 8 horses, tons of chicken, rabbits, ducks, and lots of cats. For the mice of course. Can't have a barn without them. I'm getting off track. Growing up with so many brothers and basically around boys all my life was pretty great. I learned a lot and trust me when I say once I started finding myself and wanted to date, things got tricky. But overall, I know my brothers would be here for me and stick up for me no matter what. 
3. I used to be a cheerleader. Ha! Kind of sounds strange that a tomboy like me would be a cheerleader but I was. For a while actually. It was more of my moms thing. She liked to sign me up for it starting when I was five. Every year since I can remember, my mom would sign me up for summer camp for cheer-leading and for the pee wee squad. I really didn't mind. I actually enjoyed it for a while. It was fun. But the thing is, as I got older, I realized no matter how good I was at it, I was an outsider. All the other girls on the squad were the girly girls. The popular girls. I didn't fit in, but I didn't care. I still tried out once I got into junior high and high school. Granted for my sophomore year I didn't make it, and at the time I was disappointed, but then again I got a job and then I had money to go do other stuff. 
4. I have a degree in the medical field. 
Shocking right? Wondering why I'm a full time author instead? I'll tell you. I spent way to much time focused on the wrong career path. Some of it was because I listened to what others were telling me what I should do and the other part was I didn't have the confidence to do what I truly wanted. I have two loves in my life when it comes to my career. It's writing and decorating cakes. Looking back now, I could've had such a different life if I'd just listened to what I really wanted. Maybe things would be different, but I really believe everything happens for a reason. Even if I don't understand the path I'd taken back then, it's led me where I am today. Plus once I got my degree in all fairness, I did work at the hospital for a year, just so I could say I tried to make it work. I did work at a few bakeries too, so in a way I kinda fulfilled my second love. I still miss decorating cakes. It was fun and relaxing. It was exciting to create something for others and seeing how happy it made them. But I have to say once I decided to actually try for my long lost dream of becoming an author, there's no greater happiness than actually reaching this goal. So in a way it's sort of me giving you some advice: Do what you love. Don't sell yourself short just because everyone else doesn't agree or tells you differently. Go for what will make you happy. 
5. What to tell you for my last one...I really don't know what else to say lol. I'm just an ordinary person. I have tons of hobbies, I'm a collector of owls cause they're awesome. I read a lot of books. I watch tons of movies and TV shows. I'm sort of boring lol. But my mind, I wish I could explain it better, but my mind is VERY active. Sometimes it's a real pain in the ass. I'm constantly thinking about what to write, the characters, and a story-line. Most never make it to my Word Doc, but it's always there. I'm also a worrier. I guess it makes sense that I worry about everything and anything. My brain isn't wired to think of nothing I guess. So in a way it's a blessing and a curse. 

I think that's enough for today. Maybe this post will give you more into my world and hopefully you like me for me. I've said this before and I'll say it again. I'm not a fake person. Whatever I say on any of my social media sites, it's the REAL me. I don't hide behind a fake persona. Anyways, I'll post again soon. I'll have to think of something else to write about lol. 


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday ramblings

Happy late Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner very much and I for one, ate way to much food! I normally don't like the holidays as much since we moved overseas, mainly because holidays are a huge deal with my family. I have a huge family LOL. As in, I have 5 brothers, and aunts and uncles and tons of cousins. It's so big, that I don't know the names of everyone...that sounds bad but I think everyone knows what I mean. But, even though we can't spend Thanksgiving with our family, we did enjoy spending it with friends. My hubs is still eating freaking leftovers, so I guess I did a good job at cooking. We even put up our Christmas tree last night too! It's funny though, cause last year I couldn't put it up. Apparently while moving, we lost a piece to our stand, so we had to improvise! Worked out pretty great in my opinion. 

What do you like to do for the holidays? Is there something special you like to do? Growing up, we would always put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving and wake up super early to go Black Friday shopping. I did do the tree, but no shopping. Which is good for my bank account haha. 

Enough of my ramblings. I do have some news to share. 

In my last post I had said I had writers block. And I did. It was so bad and I was so worried I wouldn't pull out of it. Funny thing though, literally the next day after I made that post, I got a great book idea. I started writing, and even though I didn't get much done, I was so proud. Maybe I just needed a little break, I'm not sure, but you should know I'm very excited I at least wrote more than one paragraph. I'm excited that I've actually been "hearing" characters talk to me again. You have no idea how much this thrills me. Although this new book is looking more to be a novella, I'm still happy I'm slowly getting back at it. 

Another thing you should know, this novella is going to be about the secondary characters in Temptation. You will get some of Viktor and Ava, but this one is all about Trixie and Sebastian. I have had a lot of my beta readers ask for their story, and now that I'm thinking about it, I can see why. Sebastian's part in Temptation was left open and I could've left it that way, but since he's been talking to me, I've decided to go deeper into his story. Trixie, let's just say it's going to be an emotional ride for her. Her story is probably going to make you cry. But, l will give you a little hint.

Trixe is confident, strong, beautiful, but something that she never expected happens, and suddenly her life changes. 

That's all you get ;-) 

I can promise you it will be amazing, or as amazing as I can make it be. This novella is going to be called Addiction, and if you're reading this post, this short story is going to be a lot about some experiences I've recently went through. Maybe y'all will love it, some might hate it, but I'm actually stepping out of my comfort zone again for this book. I don't write these sappy love stories, but lately that's all that I can write. Maybe there's a reason behind it, I honestly don't know. 

BUT, of course there is going to be on kinky stuff. I wouldn't be me without that :-)

Anywho, I hope you're getting excited about a spin off to Temptation as much as I am. I'm shooting to be finished by December, so we shall see. I'll keep you updated, and I'm trying to remember to post...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Until next time,

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Life has been crazy...

I know it's been a while since I last blogged. I did great there for a while, and I'm sorry for not being constant with my blogging. Sometimes I honestly don't know what to blog about or what to say. I don't know if all you want to hear is about my books or if you're interested in knowing more about my life and what I've been doing. For the most part, I try to do a bit of both, but other times, I like some things to stay private. I'm a very private person, and I hate when others talk about things that's happened just to get those sympathy votes. I am not that person.

With that being said, yes there has been a recent shitty things that's happened in my life. I will not say what it is. Only those close to me know what is actually going on, but just know for those that have commented or messaged me telling me if I needed anything, or they're thinking of me, THANK YOU.

My husband and I have gotten bad news and some days I don't really know how to move forward from it. But, just know I see where some of you have liked or commented saying you hope all is well, and I really do appreciate that. You guys have no idea how much it means to me to see that. Or even the messages telling me if I need anything to just let you know. I know it sounds crazy, but I really feel a connection to you, and just knowing you care more than I thought, well, it's a great feeling. It's one that I've needed and I hope you know how much I really do appreciate it. I strive on being true to myself, and refusing to be fake. What you see is what you get from me. I'm the same person, even if you've never seen my face or just follow me. Everything I post is not just a front. So when I make these types of posts, please believe me when I say, this is coming from the heart. This is genuinely written, with all the love and appreciation I have for each and every one of you.

Since the bad news, I haven't been able to write. I don't feel the urge to write anything actually, and I hope and pray that changes. I've had a few small ideas coming and going, but the need to type it out isn't there. I've never had this happen to me before and it scares me to death. Writing is my passion. It's my escape and my way of putting these million ideas and thoughts to use. I hope this block doesn't last. I know after I finished Temptation, I took a break, but I had no idea how much shitty news would affect my writing.

So, for those waiting for book 3 of the Worshipped series, I am very sorry it's taking me longer than I had anticipated. I really wanted book 3 to be at least halfway written by now. I just want you guys to hang in there with me. Please be patient with my block and as soon as I start up again, you will be the first to know. I'm going to try and get back at it in December. I have a few ideas to help motivate me into getting back into the crazy world of writing.

I just want to say another THANK YOU to all of my amazing supporters. Even if you never see this, I hope you feel the cyber love from me. Without you, I wouldn't have a reason to continue writing or publishing. You make me want to work my ass off getting you those stories you love, and before I hit publish it was just a hobby. It's still a hobby, but one that I want to work on everyday. I want to get that feeling back. Just know, I'm not giving up. I'm here to stay and I'll fight to get that writing urge back.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

This is kinda sappy...

As some of you know, I have been working extremely hard to finish my newest book Temptation. I have never, since starting this career path, have I wrote so much in this short amount of time. I can finally say I am done writing Temptation! The feelings are overwhelming, and honestly I'm sad the story has ended. I wanted to keep writing about the characters, about their lives, and how they continued to grow together. But, all good things must come to an end.

I will admit, when I wrote those two wonderful words, "The End", I cried a little. This is my third book and every single time I finish, I still cannot believe it. I never thought I would be where I am now in the indie world. To be quite honest here, I never expected to get here. I started writing because I loved to put words down and I loved how things continued to flow into a story. Worshipped will always be that one book that sticks with me forever. It was the starting point to all this, and it's still surreal to me. I love this feeling. It's hard to describe, but I will try.

Knowing I am doing something I love, well it's bringing me more happiness that I ever thought I could feel. Finishing something that I've worked so hard on is the best feeling ever. Writing has always been my escape, my way of going into a different world and experiencing a million different emotions. I try so very hard to make my readers feel those emotions. I want you guys to experience what I feel while you read my work. I feel this surge of accomplishment, pride, but most of all, I am proud of myself.

I love that I had my awesome fan group and my wonderful sister in law, pushing me to finish this book. There is no greater feeling than seeing how many people want to read what I create. I hate this book is over. I really do. It's the longest book I've ever written, and also my very first standalone. Temptation was my challenge in a lot of ways. The story line is completely out of my normal writing, and just knowing I've put together something different is amazing. I never thought this book would go the way it did. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would be what it is.

Temptation is now in the hands of my beta readers and my amazing editor. I'm so nervous for them to read it. I want everyone to love it as much as I do. There's no greater feeling than to read what betas have sent back, telling me how much they love the characters, and how much they already want more of them. Maybe one day I'll come back to them and write more. Right now, I think it's perfect the way it is. I know I already miss writing about them, and I like that I left it the way I did.

Possible novella for them later.

Now, it's time for me to relax and get my mind back into the darker side of things. The Worshipped series will continue on, and I hope to release book 3 in the beginning of next year. Jason and Karen's story is not over. Far from it actually. But, I have to get my mind back into their world. And it's a 180 from Temptation.

But I love it. And wouldn't change it for anything in the world.

I know this post is longer than my normal ones. I just felt the need to post this and to let everyone know how amazing it is to reach a dream. And I normally don't do sappy posts. LOL. I guess I'm feeling more emotional than I normally do on this one. There were parts in Temptation while I was writing that I had to walk away, because my emotions were all over the place. I cried when they did. I was angry when they were. But when they were happy, I was too. Maybe this means when you read this, or if you decide to pick it up, you will feel the exact same way.

I hope so, that's my main goal here.

Until next time...

Monday, September 21, 2015

Breaking News!

I have made some new changes to my blog and I would love for you to check it out. I've added two new tabs. One where you can sign up now to order my books, which I will sign, and the other is ways to be able to contact me. Both I think are very important to share!! I am thinking about adding a "Coming Soon" tab as well, so you guys can keep up to date with everything I am working on. This new tab will include some snippets and teasers. Maybe I might even add a prologue to my latest WIP, Temptation. 

I hope you guys will check this out and see what you think about it! This is all I have for you today! I will get the new tab up and going soon, so please stay tuned!!