Monday, November 6, 2017

NaNoWriMo

It's November again and once again I'm taking on the challenge of writing 50k words in just 30 days. With so many projects already started and a real need to finish at least one of them I'm going Rebel this year and working on the Dreamweaver stories.

Two of the stories are complete and just need a lot of revision and some extra scenes added, but the third and final story in the trilogy is far from complete. Instead of just focusing on the one story I'll be working on Noble Intent (story #3) and on the extra care Sweeter Dreams and Shadow's Fall (story #1 and #2).

The game plan is to write on story #3 as much as possible and on the off days when my muse just doesn't like me I'll be working on story #1 and #2. That should lead to 50k by the end of the month and hopefully a finish trilogy!

Anyways, here's a bit about the stories.

Sweeter Dreams

The only thing Karlee Bolt has on her mind was her upcoming beach vacation, but her plans are derailed by dark shadows and a knight with a brilliant bright light. Karlee is suddenly thrown into a battle she has no way of fighting.

A Watcher by right, DjinnShay Court is a warrior that protects the balance between the realms. When the Dreamweaver is suddenly dropped into his lap Court must change tactics. No longer a warrior that standing between the realms, he must lead Karlee through the Dream Realm and show her there’s more to dreams than fantasy.

Shadows’ Fall

Running from an arranged marriage, DjinnRa Jade is hiding out in the Waking Realm and performing the duties of a Watcher. When she crosses the path of a lonely child without family she must put her own interests aside and return to the Dream Realm.

Stuck in the shadow of his enemy, Kree is left with nothing more than his voice to fight back with. He’ll soon find that warring clans and nightmares from the Realm Beyond are the least of his worries inside the Djinn Clan’s royal line. Can he and Jade come together and protect the destiny of the Dreamweaver child.

Noble Intent

Searching for a place to belong, Morgan finds herself leading a group fellow lucid dreamers in a fight against the Realm Beyond. Stumbling across an outcast member of the Djinn Clan, she’s faced with the choice of trusting him or turning him away from his last hope.

Lukous is desperate to fix his mistakes, even if no one trusts him to do it. He never thought his best chance at redemption would be from the very people he betrayed and the beautiful woman leading them into battle.


That odd looking cover there is just something I threw together to help my muse come around. Images help me work through stories.

Peace and Love!


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Treat





With Halloween just around the corner I thought I'd throw up a nice treat for everyone.


During the week of Halloween, from Oct 29th until Nov 3rd, 
Just Beyond Daybreak is going on sale for just $0.99!


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thoughts on Cold and Flu Season

Today I would love it if a friend or family member would show up with a box of tissues, a gallon of orange juice and 2k words written and edited. That would be awesome...

I woke up this morning feeling like someone had taken a hammer to my head and sat a cinder block on my chest. I think it's a cold and I'll be okay in a few days. Colds happen, but it does bring up a topic I don't talk about often.You see, I'm a work at home mom. I don't work outside the house because child care costs are damn high (even though it's barely enough pay for care providers) and finding a first shift job that would let me see to all my daughter's needs is really hard.

Like many authors, fiction writing isn't my only job. I've been known to pick up freelance writing work, graphic design jobs and even the rare editing job. I also have a long list of easy lil earners that I do when I have down time and can't be at my desk. So I'm almost always doing something to pad my income. There is no sick pay, vacation time or health insurance. All of that is on me and I knew what I signed up for.

There are lots of low paying jobs that don't offer those things either, so I know those who work outside the house can understand too. Even when we're sick we have to find a way to work. Which brings to mind all the very real problems of working while you're sick. My brain is muddled and I often have to reread pages and pages of writing over and over, because sometimes the words get muddled too.

Before my daughter came along I worked in retail. Going in to work with money while dealing with being sick was not fun. Those were the days I double and triple counted the money to make sure the drawer wouldn't end up short. It was a nightmare.

So to the point. If you have a friend or family member who isn't sick enough to have to stay in bed (or have the luxury of staying in bed), that doesn't mean they aren't suffering. They're probably trying their best to work. With cold and flu season fast approaching remember them my lovely readers. Hand them an orange juice or pick up that pair of socks that was left on the floor.

Well, those are my thoughts for the day.

Peace and Love

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Full Moon New Release (Oct 2017)


The spooks are out and disrupting my whole schedule. Better late than never though. So find a safe space,sit back with a great new book and enjoy the Scary Season!


Heart of Crystal by Lauren D.M. Smith

Heart of CrystalEver since her family was kidnapped, Azara, a woman of fire mage stock, has survived with a warrior's will and the hope of one day finding them. Whispers of their fate have finally led her to the Empire, where her brother and sister are now prized possessions of His Celestial Majesty's court. Unable to immediately negotiate their freedom, Azara reluctantly agrees to the Emperor's suggestion: accompany his devoted magus Jin across their rival's border in search of other fire mages while her siblings remain in the Emperor's hands.

Posing as married tea merchants, Azara and Jin's masquerade begins. For a fierce young woman devoted to a heartening cause, and a man beholden to his duties, it's an uneasy alliance—but one that quickly turns passionate.

It's also a dangerous proposition, for although the attraction between Jin and Azara is real, both the Emperor and Azara have ulterior motives. It's only when Azara explores her unique powers and puts her faith in Jin that their fight for family—and for their very destiny—can succeed. 
 Released Oct 9th by Carina Press


Revelation by Lauren Dane

Revelation
The very magick that brought them together now makes them targets… 

Kendra Kellog may have found her sister, but she's still miles away from bringing down the evil mages targeting her family. Max de La Vega is exactly what she doesn't need at this moment in time—strong, smart and the very definition of alpha.

The next in line to run his jaguar jamboree, Max is used to getting what he wants. Right now, he wants Kendra. More than that, he realizes she needs him—and he'll do whatever it takes to guarantee her safety.

With evil forces out to siphon her magick, Kendra can't afford to keep pushing Max away. And for once, Max's cat and his man are in total agreement: Kendra is his to protect. 

Coming Oct 16th from Carina Press




Tangled in Time by Barbara Longley

Tangled in TimeTo set him free from an ancient curse, she must travel to a time of myth and legend…

Regan MacCarthy’s ability to see ghosts is a gift inherited from her Irish ancestors, but it’s one she’d dearly like to give back. In an attempt to return her powers to their source, she travels to Ireland to harness the ancient magic that still permeates the mystical site of Newgrange. Instead, something far more unexpected awaits her: a strapping, gorgeous stranger who insists he’s a centuries-old Celtic warrior.

Fáelán was one of Fionn MacCumhaill’s elite soldiers before being cursed by a resentful fae princess. The only way to free himself is to fall so deeply in love that he’d sacrifice his life. Not an easy matter when he’s invisible to most. Yet Regan sees him—not just the proud, handsome warrior on the surface, but the complex man beneath. Only when it’s too late does Fáelán realize that drawing this beautiful mortal into his world has endangered them both, and may destroy the happiness he’s waited an eternity to claim…

Coming Oct 24th 


Nightbound by Winter Pennington

Night BoundDreams can be dangerous.

Avaliah, Queen of the Leanan Sidhe, is only tentatively shackled to the otherworld by Zaphara’s faerie magic. Kassandra knows Avaliah’s innermost desire: the freedom to avenge her people. And she knows it’s only a matter of time until Avaliah tests her again. But how far is the Fey Queen willing to go to avenge her people? And is she really so wrong in her quest?

Kass ends up in the midst of metaphysical chaos and struggles to keep her head, her heart, and her relationships in order. Nykela, Countess of Tulsa Oklahoma, asks Kassandra to take one of the wolves from her territory into her pack. But Kass is struggling to accept the responsibilities that come with being an Alpha. Kassandra’s wolf feels differently. Her wolf is certain of what she wants and who she’s meant to be. And she’s intent on securing her power, no matter what Kassandra’s dealing with.

The Fourth Book in the Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator Series

Coming Halloween from Bold Strokes Books



That's the round up for October! Happy Halloween!

Peace and Love!






Thursday, September 28, 2017

Revisiting Stories

Over the summer I had a lot going on. My daughter was out of school and a friend's daughter stayed with us during the day. It was an interesting summer filled with crafts, hiking and a good bit of water fights, but all that distraction pulled me away from my main writing projects. I found myself starting the third story in the dream realm stories I've been working on. I also ended up with an outline for another interactive story.

But I think the one writing project over the summer that I enjoyed working on the most was Smoke Hunt. A follow up short story of the Saving Grace Saga, this story took two side characters from the novels and slammed them together in an attempt to show the world after the big reveal. The two characters are werewolves and end up mated together, but this revisit brought so much back.

In the Saving Grace Saga, the world is filled with werewolves, witches and a Federal Agency that has been dubbed the "Witch Hunters." The witches have their covens and the werewolves have their packs. I still remember and know the characters even though they haven't appeared in any other stories in years. The fact that the only thing revealed at the end of the series was that the Witch Hunters had been disbanded bothered me a little.

So Smoke Hunt is almost a wrap up of that. Yes, the Federal Witch Hunters were shut down, but that didn't get rid of the hate. Rodney and Lizzy see this first hand as they work together to defend a small Native American pack.

I learned from completing this short story that the world is far from finished. Instead it's still evolving, like any great fictional world will. I may never write any more stories surrounding the Saving Grace Saga, but it's nice to know that I can dip in a toe from time to time and check up on everyone.

Peace and Love

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MidWeek Tease: Witch Hunt

MidWeekTease
It's time for a MidWeek Tease and this morning I've pulled a snippet from my first novel, Witch Hunt. This is Aidan's first look at leading lady, Rei.


Witch Hunt excerpt:

Aidan had only tracked her for twenty minutes before he spotted her fire. The young woman looked like an old-school Earth worshipper with her arms stretched out to the large fire. He was a little shocked to find a witch on the hunting grounds but figured she had trekked too far from the national park bordering the land.

When he saw her standing down there with her pale skin glowing in the firelight, he had decided to settle in and watch for a while before interrupting. She was a rare creature of beauty standing boldly in nothing but the gifts nature had given her. She looked like a golden goddess praying to the stars. Staring down from a low-lying ridge, Aidan, in his shape as a large gray wolf, watched her stretch up from her toes all the way to her fingertips. He lay on his stomach, front paws folded under his muzzle. Her short dark hair drifted lazily in the cool breeze. The firelight caught teasing hints of scarlet highlights in her hair, creating a glowing halo around her face. He was just starting to admire her full, perky breasts and lovely flat stomach when a surge of energy shot through his body like a shock. The energy had the same feeling to it as the explosive energy he had felt the pack shaman call up on occasion. He jumped up to his paws, transforming back into a man, intent on yelling out for her to stop. Just as his hands had cupped around his mouth, the Earth answered her call.

Aidan had only one thought when he saw the nude woman actually manage to call up the Wild Hunt. That crazy bitch! As the woman ran off into the darkness of the forest, Aidan started to quickly move higher up the ridgeline. He dropped his hands to the ground and again transformed into the sleek wolf. The wolf gave pursuit, tracking the woman, searching for the boundary set in place by the hunt. He knew if this crazy woman found the pack’s ceremonial grounds the power she found would eat her alive.



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Peace and Love 



After the bloody murder of her brother, Rei finds herself on the run from the coven that killed him. A powerful Earth witch, Rei searches for a natural well of magic to avenge her brother’s death, even if it costs her life. However, standing between her and her goal is an alluring wolf.

Aidan never took the time or interest to look for his mate, but when the young witch shows up on pack hunting grounds his solitary life is turned upside down. Now, he must find a way to protect his pack and the woman that fate has handed him.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Full Moon Releases (Sept 2017)






It's been too long. Summer burn out and family obligations have pulled me away from the Full Moon New Releases for too long. So, we're back with some great new reads!



Highland Dragon Warrior by Isabel Cooper


Highland Dragon WarriorLegend claims
When Scotland fell to English rule
The Highland dragons took a vow:
Freedom at any price.

The war may be over, but so long as English magic controls the Highlands, not even a dragon laird can keep his clan safe. What Cathal MacAlasdair needs is a warrior fierce enough to risk everything, yet gifted enough to outwit an enemy more monster than man.
What he needs is Sophia.
Alchemist Sophia Metzger traveled to Loch Arach in search of knowledge. She never dreamed she'd learn to do battle, ride through the stars on the back of a dragon, or catch the eye of a Highland laird. But as her quest turns to sizzling chemistry and inescapable danger, she'll soon discover the thrill of being caught in a dragon's claws...



Released Sept 5th by Sourcebooks




Dark Legacy (Dark Series #31) by Christine Feehan

Dark Legacy (Dark Series #31)
In a thrilling Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman fights to free herself from the grip of the vampire trying to possess her...
 
In a beautiful compound hidden away from the world, Emeline Sanchez tries to blunt the pain that has wracked her body ever since her terrifying ordeal in the labyrinth beneath the city—when she was forced to exchange blood with an evil master vampire.

Now, it’s his voice that haunts her...that calls to her in the dark...that never lets her rest. And while the children that she helped to free from his clutches struggle to heal, watched over by their Carpathian protectors, Emeline knows one thing: She must sacrifice herself to keep them all from harm...

For her beauty is irresistible to the vampires, her psychic ability like a drug. Whipped into a frenzy, they’ll never stop coming for her. And only the taste of one Carpathian warrior—the rush of his blood—can save her...

Released by Penguin Publishing Group on Sept 5th.


Grave Danger by S.K. Gregory

Grave DangerSure, she'd summoned a zombie as a teenager, but that was an accident. Only now, as an adult, does the power she's been denying for years finally come in handy, when a fellow citizen of the small town of Stone Marsh asks her to use a spell to bring her straying husband back. Aurelia agrees – and sets a series of uncanny events in motion, a chain reaction that leads to self-discovery, danger, and truly supernatural romance..

With the help of local sheriff Brody Clarke (the man who's loved her since high school, who would do anything to protect her), and an experienced witch and psychic named Sabine Blyth, Aurelia must learn to master her new abilities as a necromancer, solve the mystery of a string of bizarre deaths that are plaguing her beloved town, and ultimately battle a Shadow Mage – a wizard cursed to live between worlds – who's determined to destroy them all.

Aurelia hasn't a clue how to use her power, and a world of trouble and true love is heading her way. Can she cast a spell that will give her and her sheriff the happy ending she's always wanted?

Coming Sept 15th from Winlock Press


Night's Caress by Mary Hughes


Night's CaressWhen artist Brie Lark left her vampire ex and her straitjacket of a hometown to breathe free in New York City, she promised herself two things: she’d never go back to Meiers Corner, and no more vampires. The last thing she expected—or wanted—was to be sent back home on an assignment. But her boss at the FBI needs her undercover on a murder case, working with a black-haired, black-eyed giant god of a man who’s her idea of perfection, except for one thing—he’s a vampire.

FBI Special Agent Seb Rikare is an ancient vampire hardened by loss. He’s cut all emotions to protect himself and leads a deliberately steady, almost sterile life. The brash young woman forced to pose as his lover irritates him, with her jangling bracelets and colorful hair. But as much as she irritates him, he finds himself drawn to her lively spirit and he’s tempted to make fantasy a reality.


Coming Sept 25th from Entangled Publishing, LLC




Those are the new paranormal romance releases I've rounded up for this month. As always if you know of a great new paranormal romance coming out let me know! 

Peace and Love!