Abby McCarthy News

Cut Wide Open has been out a month! If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do! You can purchase it on Amazon and read for free with your Kindle Unlimited Subscription.

The audio for Cut Wide Open is in production and should be available late May/early June. I listened to the first 40 minutes and I’m so excited for you to hear it. The narrator is so good!

The Bleeding Scars MC will be either 3 or 4 books. I am working on Ace and Alex’s story. Alex is Gunner’s sister. Writing is a slow go right now so I do not have a release date, however, I am becoming much more diligent with working this story out.

I have also briefly started Shane and Sky’s story. Right now, and it’s subject to change, I am calling it Closing Wounds. Sky was a total bitch in Cut Wide Open so I look forward to her redemption.

I have some upcoming signings. In June, I will be at The Cleveland Author Event, in September, I will be at The Phoenix Rising Author Event and in October I will be at The Glass City Author Event. I love to meet readers. Please come say hello.

Eeks, other exciting news…

Not only is Cut Wide Open being made into an audio Current is also in production! I can’t wait for Jake and June to come to life.

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It’s Live

Cut Wide Open is LIVE and readers are loving it.

“One of the best MC books ever!” Naughty Smut Readers

“Riveting and heartbreaking.
The type of book that will make you smile and then break your heart. It’s thrilling, dark and daring with a hint of softness.” Ammie’s Book Obsession

“Sometimes you read a book and it just stays with you. Then, you just HAVE to tell your friends about it, even the ones who don’t read. Because, the book, it’s just SO UNBELIEVABLY GREAT!!! Cut Wide Open by Abby McCarthy is THAT book.” Knotty Girl Reviews

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One day you held my hand. One day you loved me.

Then you were gone.
I lost the only love I’d ever known. Thrown back into the foster system, pregnant and alone, I prayed that you’d come for me and save me from life’s cruelties. Only the next time I saw you, it was too late.

Doing what I needed to do to provide for my son, we were finally brought face to face. It should have been the best day of my life, but it was far from it. It was the worst.

That day a monster took me.
I begged. I prayed. I dreamt of you, the memories keeping me alive.

You finally came for me. You were my heart. My Salvation.
But sometimes the heart is too damaged, too broken, to be saved.

And sometimes monsters have a way of coming back to haunt me.

*This is a dark story. It is intended for mature audiences. If you need a trigger warning then this book isn’t for you. I have other books of mine that I’d recommend like Current or Tainted by Crazy, but not this one.

*This story does not have a cliffhanger. It is left open ended as this is a stand-alone series and the overall story line will continue between books, however, each book will be able to be read as a stand-alone.

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XDWYZTP

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XDWYZTP

Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B06XDWYZTP

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XDWYZTP

 

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Cut Wide Open, A Bleeding Scars MC releasing March 20th

 

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**Designed by Hang Le**

One day you held my hand. One day you loved me.

Then you were gone.

At sixteen, I lost the only love I’d ever known. Thrown back into the foster system, pregnant and alone, I prayed that you’d come for me and save me from life’s cruelties. Only the next time I saw you, it was too late.

Doing what I needed to do to provide for my son, we were finally brought face to face. It should have been the best day of my life, but it was far from it. It was the worst.

That day a monster took me and held me captive.
I begged for my life. I prayed for my son. I dreamt of you, the memories keeping me alive.

You finally came for me. You were my heart. My Salvation.
But sometimes the heart is too damaged, too broken, to be saved.

And sometimes monsters have a way of coming back to haunt me.

*This is a dark story. It is intended for mature audiences. If you need a trigger warning then this book isn’t for you. I have other books of mine that I’d recommend like Current or Tainted by Crazy, but not this one.

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So what’s this cover down here?? What happened with Amazon? Well, you see, I had this lovely sexy cover ready to go and Amazon deemed it inappropriate. Amazon doesn’t even really tell you exactly what the problem is, but the side boob always worried me. Then Amazon threatens in not so nice words your ability to publish with them. I’m all like can you tell me exactly what it is, and they’re like no. I was hoping I could crop the boob, but I can’t risk being able to sell on Amazon. Meh, in my opinion, I have seen far worse than this little boob. Just check out this link on goodreads for some of Amazon’s sexiest covers. But this sexy little gem will have to go into the covers that never were. I loved it, but I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to because, this new cover with this HOT man, is exactly how I’d envision Gunner Reed. I will have a few Proofs with the cover below that I will be doing some fun giveaways with. So keep your eyes out!

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Sneak Peak

My limbs were heavy and I was stumbling. The stage lights swirled in a dancing prism of colors. Dick grabbed me by the arm and threw me into the dressing room.

Nothing felt right.

And then I see you. You’re magnificent. I couldn’t have dreamed up a more beautiful version of you. You’re big and ominous. Dark blonde, shaggy hair falls over your hazel eyes. A leather vest sits on your shoulders that have gotten even wider. You have tattoos on your arms. The colors swirl. I want to run my fingers over them.

You’re kissing me. It’s different than any kiss we’ve shared. Hungry, but angry. My lips feel bruised from the punishing way your lips connect with mine. I want to ask you where you went and why you’re here, but that would stop this moment. This moment feels good. Then, your lips pull away from mine.

I’m stunned.

What was happening?

Everything was a blur.

What was happening to me? Why didn’t I feel right?

My pulse sped up. I could feel the thump, thump, thump in my head. My vision was spotty. You’re talking to me, but I don’t hear you. Something catches my eyes behind you. On the dressing table in front of my mirror is a vase filled with dark purple roses. I know these are not from you. Flowers were never your speed. I know who these are from because behind it is the picture of Gun and me. Even in my haze of confusion, I knew.

I was panicking inside. I wanted to scream and ask you to save me, but my lips are barely working. So, I say the one word that I hope will convey my fear, “Enrico.”

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Special shout out for Emily Smith Kidman, who helped me rock this cover reveal even though the entire thing got all wompy at the last minute. Also, can we just admire Hang Le’s talent! That woman rocks and was as surprised, if not more than myself with Amazon denying this cover. So thank you, ladies!

Cut Wide Open, A Bleeding Scars MC

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Whoop! You want some dates of my upcoming release?? The cover reveal is March 3rd! It is so incredibly sexy. This is a new MC, that is darker and more erotic than my last series. Each book will be able to be read as a stand alone. As it stands right now I have four books that I’m playing around with. This one was fun for me to write as well as challenging. It releases March 20th 2017.

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One day you held my hand. One day you loved me.

Then you were gone.

At sixteen, I lost the only love I’d ever known. Thrown back into the foster system, pregnant and alone, I prayed that you’d come for me and save me from life’s cruelties. Only the next time I saw you, it was too late.

Doing what I needed to do to provide for my son, we were finally brought face to face. It should have been the best day of my life, but it was far from it. It was the worst.

That day a monster took me and held me captive.
I begged for my life. I prayed for my son. I dreamt of you, the memories keeping me alive.

You finally came for me. You were my heart. My Salvation.
But sometimes the heart is too damaged, too broken, to be saved.

And sometimes monsters have a way of coming back to haunt me.

*This is a dark story. It is intended for mature audiences. If you need a trigger warning then this book isn’t for you. I have other books of mine that I’d recommend like Current or Tainted by Crazy, but not this one.

Check out this teaser

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Romance isn’t always sweet, but it’s always beautiful

If you’re here it means you’ve found a little piece of awesomeness. We all need a little awesomeness, don’t we??

I’m Abby McCarthy and I write romance with incredibly strong women who have all, in one way or another, been put through the ringer. My books are all about overcoming bad happenstance.

Earlier this year, I published Tainted by Crazy. Tainted by Crazy is a story that is inspired by true events. Some parts are fictional and some are real! You’ll have to read and see! It is incredibly dear to my heart because of this. One scene, in particular, is my earliest childhood memory, it’s not the easiest thing to read. You’ll be sad for sweet Maple. You will cheer for her as she triumphs, and you will fall in love right alongside her.

I also published Current this year! It takes place in Cleveland where I’m from. June is in love with a musician whom she loses do to horrible circumstance. This book is filled with mystery and suspense. Something super cool about this book is that I worked with a local musician, Jimmy Maguire and his fabulous girlfriend Debbie Kogak. They took lyrics from Current and turned it into this fabulous song. You can listen to it here!

My husband is a biker, so motorcycles, umm yeah!! The Wrecked Series is a three book series that can all be read as standalones, but read them all because they’re great. They focus on The Devil’s Crusaders a motorcycle club in a completely made up town in Pennsylvania. Wreck You is FREE to get you started!!! These women are all so fierce and loyal. I love them, you will too.

WHAT IS A MICKEYISM???

You need to read to find out!

Exciting news, I recently sold my iBooks rights for this series to Vasko. Look for a re-release coming soon!!!

What have I been working on? That’s the big question, right?

I’m working on a brand new MC! It’s called Cut Wide Open, A Bleeding Scars MC.

YOU CAN ADD IT TO YOUR TBR!!!

It’s dark. It’s raw.

This may be my most broken heroine and the strongest heroine that I’ve ever written. Expected release date, early 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

Tainted by Crazy is LIVE!!!

 

 

Title: Tainted by Crazy
Author: Abby McCarthy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2016
 
 

Blurb

What do you do when your boyfriend of five years is sleeping with your best friend and you’re in a dead-end job, breaking your back for mere pennies? I’ll tell you what I did. I did the one thing I’ve been dreading for the last thirteen years, I finally went home. I needed to get back on my feet and I needed my Grams. As much as I wanted to pretend life was working for me, it wasn’t.
The problem with home though is that everywhere I turn, her ghosts were haunting me.
Crazy, crazy, crazy, just like her, just like my momma.
I wanted to pretend that crazy didn’t exist, but it was all around me, trying to do its best to pull me under.
There’s one problem with that, Keenan Rhys. He’s determined not to let it. And I’m determined to keep him away.

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Author Bio

Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?

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My kick ass awesome cover reveal for Tainted by Crazy

 

 

Cover Design by Hang Le
Publication Date: June 21, 2016
What do you do when your boyfriend of five years is sleeping with your best friend and you’re in a dead-end job, breaking your back for mere pennies? I’ll tell you what I did. I did the one thing I’ve been dreading for the last thirteen years, I finally went home. I needed to get back on my feet and I needed my Grams. As much as I wanted to pretend life was working for me, it wasn’t.
The problem with home though is that everywhere I turn, her ghosts were haunting me.
Crazy, crazy, crazy, just like her, just like my momma.
I wanted to pretend that crazy didn’t exist, but it was all around me, trying to do its best to pull me under.
There’s one problem with that, Keenan Rys. He’s determined not to let it. And I’m determined to keep him away.
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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1122208367
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/tainted-by-crazy
Special teaser

“Where did you sleep?”

He looked embarrassed. “You fell asleep, so I went upstairs and grabbed a blanket to cover you. I was going to leave, but after I put the blanket on you, you mumbled for me to stay.” He shrugged then continued, “So, I locked up the house and sat back down on the couch. You curled up next to me, and I couldn’t help it. I dozed off.”

I blinked. He slept here with me on this tiny couch. That was sweet. “That had to be uncomfortable.”

He grinned at me and took a sip of his coffee. I watched as his Adam’s apple gulped down the liquid. I stopped breathing and then I realized I was holding my breath.

“Is there more?” I gestured to his coffee.

“Yeah,” he watched me and a smile danced in his eyes.

I stood up to head to the kitchen, shoving the blanket aside and that’s when I noticed the pair of jeans around one of my ankles. I scrunched my eyebrows. “Why are my pants off?”

Rys raised his brows, “Don’t ask me, you’re the one who took them off. You were mumbling about being hot. Do you know you talk in your sleep?”

“Shoot, shoot, shoot!” I’d been told I was a lousy person to sleep with, but Bradley was a deep sleeper, nothing ever woke him up. “What did I say?” I put my hand over my face and peeked through my fingers in embarrassment. “Was it bad?” I walked towards the kitchen, still covering my face. I chanced a glance at him and he was openly laughing at me, his chest moving up and down with the low chuckle.

“Nothing, I didn’t enjoy hearing.” His voice had a lightness to it that made my heart beat faster.

Oh, God. What did that mean?

“Maple,” he said between laughs.

“Yeah?” I asked mortified.

“Since we’re “just friends” and all, you might want to pull your pants up. Not that I’m not enjoying the view.”

“Oh, God!” I said, embarrassment flashed across my face. My cheeks were no doubt blazing red. I needed to hide. I turned to dash back to the couch and under the comfort of the blanket, but in doing so my foot caught on the pant leg and I was falling. The floor approached at rapid speed.

“Whoa, there!” Strong arms wrapped around my waist pulling me back up and into him, saving me from utter disaster. Warm coffee sloshed on the back of my leg, but I didn’t care because I was pressed up against him. His hard body was up against mine and my hand, with a mind of its own, was touching his chest. My heart rate accelerated. He held me in his arms last night, but somehow being pressed into him right then, felt like the first time any man had held me in his arms. It felt powerful. I could feel his heart beating and with each thump, I felt stronger; bolder. He set his coffee down behind him on the table and then returned his arm around me. I could feel his jeans against my legs, and I suddenly wished it was his skin I felt. It was a second, maybe two, that I just stayed immobile in his arms, feeling him against me. He inched a tad closer and an almost inaudible gasp left my lips. He heard it, though. His eyes darkened and I swore I saw a look of lust. My breasts swelled and I stared up at him, wondering what he would do. Would he kiss me?

Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?
 
 
 
 

 

Tainted by Crazy

Tainted by Crazy is coming soon!!! June 21st soon and I’m revealing my cover on June 10th!!

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Blurb: What do you do when your boyfriend of five years is sleeping with your best friend and you’re in a dead-end job, breaking your back for mere pennies? I’ll tell you what I did. I did the one thing I’ve been dreading for the last thirteen years, I finally went home. I needed to get back on my feet and I needed my Grams. As much as I wanted to pretend life was working for me, it wasn’t.

The problem with home though is that everywhere I turn, her ghosts were haunting me.
Crazy, crazy, crazy, just like her, just like my momma.
I wanted to pretend that crazy didn’t exist, but it was all around me, trying to do its best to pull me under.

There’s one problem with that, Keenan Rys. He’s determined not to let it. And I’m determined to keep him away.

I can’t wait for you to get this in your hands. I started writing this book a year ago when I was on the way home from the nursing home. My mom was there because she literally lost her mind. I was sick. It was the most heartbreaking thing I have ever endured. And the worst part about it was that she lost her mind because she’s a drug addict. This wasn’t new to me. It was something I was dealing with my entire life.

In the midst of writing this book, she started to get better. I couldn’t focus on it. I wrote Current when I was at 30,000 words in this book and then once I was finished I came back to this book and finished it.

This book for me is a journey. It has a lot of things that are very close to home or real for me. Some things that happened to Maple happened to me.

Don’t worry…

This book is going to hurt, but I promise, I’ll put you back together again.

Alright, alright. Want to sign up for the cover reveal???

Here is the link

Are you a blogger and would like to receive this book as part of the blog tour?? Here is the link for that as well!!

Blog Tour

I will have a lot of opportunities for advanced reader copies.

The Cleveland Author event is June 25th. I am doing everything in my power to have paperbacks there. Here is the link for Cleveland.

I also signed on for The Arch City Author event in Columbus Ohio. Here is the site for that! Arch City Author Event

I know, I know I need more outside of Ohio. I was supposed to do Richmond Va. but due to a bummer of a situation, it was canceled.

Make sure you join my facebook group Abby’s Awesome Allies

Alright, I think that is it for now. Thank you and be sure to follow me on facebook and twitter.

Thank you for reading.