Secrets Revealed

In my newsletter that went out on Monday, May 11th, I revealed all of my secrets. In case you missed it, here is the recap:

Secret #1: The New FRIENDZONE Release Date!

Okay, I know you have all been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for this. FRIENDZONE finally has a new release date.friendzone sept 1

Are you ready for it?

FRIENDZONE will be released on September 1st of this year.

The reason it’s still a ways off is I want to hurry and get the rest of the books in the series as close to finished as possible so there isn’t a long wait time in between each book.

Wait, a minute… Did I just say the rest of the books in the SERIES?

Yes. Yes I did. FRIENDZONE morphed itself into a FOUR book series. Technically they could all be read as standalones, but isn’t it so much more fun when they are all read together in order? I personally love books that are in a series, and apparently can’t keep myself from writing them. All of the characters in FRIENDZONE just had so much to say and so many stories they wanted to share!

Oprah-You-Get-AI’ve also got something else up my sleeve that I’ve been working on! I’ve been very busy during all this social distancing and Quarantine period! THERE WILL BE A FRIENDZONE SPIN-OFF SERIES!!!!

The spin-off series is called Rescate Canyon Rivalries. While the FRIENDZONE books are all about friends-to-lovers, Rescate Canyon Rivalries will all be enemies-to-lovers. Many of the characters that we meet in the FRIENDZONE series will be making appearances and getting their own books. I’m very excited about the way all of this is coming together! I can’t wait to share all of these books with you!


To get out of the FRIENDZONE you’ve got to shoot your shot…New Friendzone cover

Taylor Echols… He’s my mortal enemy. My boyfriend’s best friend. He bullied me in middle school and has ignored me for all of high school. But when tragedy strikes and I experience an unexpected loss, he is shockingly there for me – comforting me and reminding me about all the good things in life. Now he has me feeling complicated and confusing emotions. I’m so close to trusting him – to wanting him. I’m feeling things I didn’t think I could ever feel again. Feeling things for Taylor I would never have imagined possible. He’s there with me every day reminding me about the good things in life. Making me laugh, supporting my dreams, and cheering me on. He’s earning back my trust, my friendship, and my heart piece by piece. But is this new Taylor the real Taylor? Can I trust him with my heart?

Mikayla Hightower… She’s the girl who has always been too good for me. Unattainable. My best friend’s girl. All I want to do is make her smile, but my past mistakes make her wary of trusting me. My loyalty to my best friend makes me feel guilty for the way I look at her and think about her – for all the things I want to do with her and to her. Not that it matters. I don’t do girlfriends. I have to stay focused on basketball, school, getting into a good college, and drafted into the NBA. Mikayla’s pull is strong, though. All she has to do is flash that smile with that damn dimple and I’m wrapped around her pinky finger. She might just be enough to have me rearranging my priorities. Jordan would understand, right?

FRIENDZONE is part one of a four part series. Ends with a cliffhanger.

Tropes in FRIENDZONE include:

  • Athlete / Jock Romance
  • Best Friend’s Lover
  • Friends-to-lovers / Frenemies-to-lovers
  • Childhood friends
  • Everyone can see it except them
  • Love triangle


Secret #2: My New Pen Name and Genre!

If you follow my blog or my social media, which if you are reading this email right now, I assume you at least do one or the other, you know that I dropped the news about a new pen name and genre that I am venturing into.Shellie Christine Erotica Risqué Stories for Your Pleasure

My new pen name is: Shellie Christine

My new genre: Erotica.

I will still be writing under Michelle C. Hillstrom for New Adult Romance and Paranormal Romance; I just wanted to have a separation for the dirtier erotica novellas that I will be publishing.

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Seducing the Marine

by Shellie Christine

Seducing the Marine is my first novella to be published under the Shellie Christine pen name. It will be released on June 01, 2020.

It is currently available for Pre-Order here.

Seducing the Marine Shellie Christine

Sexually-frustrated librarian Miranda Hale has

always dated bookish beta guys. They are safe and smart. Men with a stable future. They fit in with her introverted, bookworm lifestyle. They satisfy her need for mental stimulation, but cannot satisfy her in the bedroom. She can only dream of the passionate sex life she reads about in romance novels.

That is until she meets the Marine while out celebrating her birthday.

Sergeant Eli Garcia is everything her usual type is not. Muscular, charming, cocky, alpha-hole, passionate, and sexual. When their eyes lock at the bar her mind tells her to turn him down, but her body has other ideas. Ideas about what a fantastic birthday present he would make to herself. How they could celebrate all night long, over and over. With one chance encounter can she finally have everything she’s fantasized about night after night?

Grab this steamy, erotic seduction novella now.

Subscribe to it's a writer's life for meI hope you are as excited about these upcoming book releases as I am. I have had so much fun writing the FRIENDZONE Series and this new erotic novella. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the books after you read them.

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I hope you enjoy today’s writing prompts!

Until next time,

Read on!


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