Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MIdWeek Tease: Just Beyond Daybreak

http://midweektease.blogspot.com/Let's start the celebration leading up to the release of Witching Hour Madness. This week's MidWeek Tease is brought to you from Just Beyond Daybreak.

This is the first book in the Star Crossed Series. Let's spy on Meredith and Malcolm for their first kiss!



Just Beyond Baybreak


Just as the throbbing caught her attention again, Malcolm said, “Nearly done. Are you okay?”
She nodded and answered, “Fine.” Slowly Meredith turned her head to catch a glance at the brand on her shoulder. She could just make out the upper crust of the circle. Moving her eyes up to look at Malcolm, Meredith wondered when she was supposed to get this extra magic and if she would even feel its arrival. “So it’s working?”
Malcolm looked up from a cloth he was using to wipe the chopstick. “Almost,” he said, setting the silver stick down. “Just one more thing to do.”
“Well, what’s that?” Meredith asked, turning her head back around. She was contemplating adjusting the camisole strap to cover the peek-a-boo of her bra when she was surprised by his hand taking hold of her unbranded shoulder and pulling her backwards. Meredith fell back and a sharp pain ran through her as his free hand caught the brand. He moved the other hand to cup her chin and tilted her head back. Then he was kissing her. For an instant it felt like Malcolm was stealing her very soul through his lips and she didn’t care. Instead she found herself wantonly kissing him back.
She watched his half-closed eyes from the odd sideways, almost upside down, angle. This was not a gentle, innocent kiss. This was a lust-provoking tease of lips and tongue. The feel of his palm pressed against the raw brand on her shoulder was scorching, but Meredith couldn’t call it pain. A tingle of magic seemed to pass from his hand into her as their lips devoured each other.
Realization that this was the connection Malcolm needed to link his power to hers set in, and some of the passion that had flared to life died away. As his lips slowly pulled away from her own, Meredith tried to mask her emotions. She fought back the urge to lean up for another kiss as she watched the tip of his tongue swipe over his top lip. “So, now it’s working?” Meredith asked, forcing herself to maintain eye contact with him.


What a kiss! With that touch their story deepens into a forbidden love.

On to the details:

If you haven't read the first book in the Star Crossed Series you can find it HERE.

If you're ready for the newest release it's available HERE for pre-order.

Witching Hour Madness

The Witching Hour is upon them, and Meredith Blackburn finds herself navigating family politics and community gossip. When the doors lock down, so does her magic, and she starts to wonder about the foreboding feeling that has been tickling her neck all night.

With Meredith at his side, Malcolm Blackwood is ready to face the elite magic community he once ran away from. Asked to help track down a missing magical threat, he finds something more frightening than the golden ring in his pocket.

Can they stop an ancient threat? Or will the magic users be consumed?

Sunday, June 9, 2019

June Already??

School is out and I've been paying more attention to working on edits and new stories to notice I've completely ignored my blog and social media sites. No worries. I'm sure I'll fail you again at some point, my lovely blog readers. As long as the books keep coming maybe you'll forgive me.

Here's a layout for the next month or two:

Leading up to the release of Witching Hour Madness I'm going to be releasing a MidWeek Tease each week from a different book in the Star Crossed Series.

The full moon release will be back.... frantically checks calendar... on the 17th. I'm already rounding up some great new paranormal releases.

I've also started putting together a character chit chat! Surprises guests will arrive in early July!

I'm also looking for a few new blog hops or author events to get myself out there. (I'm an introvert.)

That's the game plan and I'll stick to it this time, I swear!


Just let me drop this here below for your reading pleasure.


Witching Hour Madness, Book 4 in the Star Crossed Series

The Witching Hour is upon them, and Meredith Blackburn finds herself navigating family politics and community gossip. When the doors lock down, so does her magic, and she starts to wonder about the foreboding feeling that has been tickling her neck all night.

With Meredith at his side, Malcolm Blackwood is ready to face the elite magic community he once ran away from. Asked to help track down a missing magical threat, he finds something more frightening than the golden ring in his pocket.

Can they stop an ancient threat? Or will the magic users be consumed?


Now available for Pre-Order on Amazon for the release sale price of .99! 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Round and Round We Go

So I'm in between projects and that's always a rough spot to be. Next month is CampNaNoWriMo and I've set aside the story to be finished. Yes, this is the year to finish it! Still, that doesn't mean everything leading up to next week is going smoothly. I've found myself diving back into Lost Relic and working out an interesting concept.

Earlier this month there was a writing workshop/challenge through Write Boldly. One of the days challenged the authors to think about marketing and future attempts to get our work out there. That's where the idea sparked.

(Hold for dramatic affect...)

A mystery dinner party game based on one of my books. Normally they're murder mystery games, but this one isn't going to have murder, just the theft of a priceless object. If you've never played or heard of these games they're really fun. Guests are given a character role for the evening that they play. Then the big murder (or theft in this case) happens and everyone gets to put together clues to figure out who did it. Think of the old Clue movie with Tim Curry. Awesome fun all the way around.

So I've been teaching myself how to write/put together these games and the book I've chosen to work with is Lost Relic. The game takes place after the events in the book, but has all three of the main characters and one or two side characters.

There is a lot that goes into making these games and it's been a fun challenge to my organization skills. It'll be available as a PDF download once I finish it and I haven't settled on how to put it out there yet. That can get worked out once it's complete.

In the PDF file will be invitations, character sheets, a guide for hosting the game and an image of the stolen object. About half the character sheets and the invitations are created, and the rest are coming together pretty well. So far it's been really fun working with these characters again and I think I'm going to miss them when I put this project on hold to get back to writing.

That's all for now

Peace and Love

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MidWeek Tease: Chasing High Noon: Let's Meet Mom!

I'm back and I've got a MidWeekTease for everyone. A little late (had internet connections issues) but it's here!

For your pleasure, a snippet from the latest story in the Star Crossed Series, Chasing High Noon. Let's see how Malcolm meets Meredith's mom! Enjoy and make sure to hop over to the other great blogs.

Snippet:



The first one Malcolm recognized was Meredith’s mom, Beverly Blackburn. The woman was dressed in a flowy, navy blue pant suit and giving him a murderous look. Behind her stood two others, an older woman and a rather bored-looking man. 
“Ms. Blackburn, it’s good to see you again,” Malcolm said before opening the door a little wider. He wished he could give Meredith more warning about her mother being there, but standing there in nothing but a pair of sleep pants he knew that was the best she was going to get.
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Shock struck Meredith like a ton of bricks when she heard Malcolm greet the person at the door. To her credit, she managed not to spew her mouthful of coffee, but her mind quickly started ticking off all the reasons she didn't need her mother barging in. One, it was still pretty early, and two, she had been told everyone was too busy to help with the Lunar Shadow ritual prep work. 
If they were too busy to help, they should be too busy to check up on her. There was already a meeting set up that afternoon. Her mother could have and would normally have waited until then to see her. 
Collecting herself, Meredith sat her coffee down and walked over to the door. She watched Malcolm give her a thoughtful glance and pull the door open to let her mom enter. He was reason number three. Standing shirtless in her living room, he was more than welcome. In fact, she loved having him there, particularly half-naked. Her mother, on the other hand, would have a different opinion.



That's your tease for this week! You can find out more about Chasing High Noon or buy a copy on Amazon. It and the other Star Crossed books are available in both print and digital.

Buy Link:  Amazon

 Peace and Love 




Thursday, February 7, 2019

Oh So Busy

So, I didn't get to posting up the day when Chasing High Noon was released. My bad. Things have been beyond hectic. I had a book signing at a local book store, the Book Smith, on release day and I have a second signing this weekend. Getting ready for those was killer, but I was also pushing through some new marketing ideas.

That combined with family, I missed not only the new release post, but also the Full Moon New Releases again...

On with the show. Here is the all important information on Chasing High Noon and the links!



Overworked, Meredith Blackburn is on a deadline. Restoring the Dragon’s Eye, a family relic that connects them to their magical roots, has turned into a trial by fire. With her family breathing down her neck, the Lunar Shadow can’t come soon enough.

Malcolm Blackwood is sure Meredith is still there somewhere, but with a new attendant and family pressure, she’s just too wrapped up to notice that things are wrong. Warned about forbidden magic and desperate to support his lover, he’s tiptoeing through a mine field.

Will the Blackburns be satisfied? Or will Meredith be cast out?

Find it on Amazon HERE!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Stay Warm this Winter with this New Paranormal Romance Novella

I'm happy and excited to announce that the third book in the Star Crossed Series will be releasing at the end of this month!



Chasing High Noon, the third book in the Star Crossed Series by paranormal romance author J.R. White, will be hitting the shelves on Jan 31, 2019. For those engaged readers who need a quick read, this novella is sure to be a hit. Continue the journey with Malcolm and Meredith as they work through the strained details of their relationship and deal with the internal back stabbing of the Blackburn family. The Lunar Shadow is only a day away and now there’s a stranger worming his way into our leading lady’s life. 

Chasing High Noon

Overworked, Meredith Blackburn is on a deadline. Restoring the Dragon’s Eye, a family relic that connects them to their magical roots, has turned into a trial by fire. With her family breathing down her neck, the Lunar Shadow can’t come soon enough.

Malcolm Blackwood is sure Meredith is still there somewhere, but with a new attendant and family pressure, she’s just too wrapped up to notice that things are wrong. Warned about forbidden magic and desperate to support his lover, he’s tiptoeing through a mine field.
Will the Blackburns be satisfied? Or will Meredith be cast out?


Coming to Amazon Jan 31, 2019 in both Print and Digital



Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 Goals



It's 2019. Last year flew by and all I can say is this: It was surprisingly normal. It really wasn't a challenging year for me. Some great stuff happened in 2018. The Saving Grace Saga went to print. Caught by Nightfall was released. There were a few new story ideas and a few that ended up repurposed.

But now it the time when I start trying to plan out the next 365 days. Sometimes these plans work out, but more often than not they get jumbled around as the weeks ramble on.

So on with the goal setting!

This blog along with my social media will not go ignored. I've said it before and deserve your scoff of disbelief, but I'm going to try. Promise.

On to the Projects:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DCGSWL2First up is completing the Star Crossed Series. This won't be too hard. The first drafts are finished and the third story, Chasing High Noon, is scheduled to come out in just over a month. That just leaves two stories! Both are really rough drafts at the moment, but I'm confident they'll be polished and ready for release in June and at the beginning of 2020.

There's only one other project on my mind for the coming year, but its a BIG one. Before Meredith and Malcolm hijacked my pen this series was sitting center stage. Right now I can only call it the Three Realms Stories, but its a six book series. two of the novels are complete drafts and half of the third is written. There are three more waiting their turn.

Each story has a different set of characters. While all the stories do take place in the same universe there are three different realms, as the name implies. Each realm has a different set of solid rules and laws. I've been taking notes and working on these stories for several years and I'm ready to get back to them full time.

Midnight Flames, an interactive story, is sitting on the back burner and may steal a little of my time this year, but there's no way it's getting completed unless it hijacks my pen.

Those are pretty much my goals. Polish and prepare for publishing the last of the Star Crossed Stories. Complete the Three Realms Stories and start polishing them along the way. Let Midnight Flames have a little attention here and there.

That's not too tight a plan but not so loose I get lost in my own creative madness.

May 2019 be an awesome year for you!

Peace and Love