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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Writing to Write

I'm the first to admit that I'm a terrible businesswoman. I'm also very lucky and hardworking. The luck comes in the form of a hardworking husband who doesn't mind that I spend money on books. The hardworking part of me takes care of the rest. What does this mean for me as a writer? Well, I don't write to make money.

This might be considered a good thing for most things, but it's a bad thing when it comes to actual production. I feel no rush to get books published. I write when the urge to write takes me, and hopefully I have time to write at those moments too. 

When I began this crazy journey to be a published author I wrote the stories I wanted to read. That hasn't changed. However, now that I'm not under deadline with a publisher I find myself writing those stories in my head more often than on my computer. I can't even list how many different stories I've written in my head. So, lately actual writing has taken a backseat even though I have at least four series to finish. 

I'm also trying to quiet my daily life enough to hear my characters' voices again. I'm going to start carving out more time to concentrate on my worlds. I'm also going to try blogging more because the act of writing in any capacity helps keep the wheels spinning.

I would also like to point out that just because I don't depend on my royalties to eat doesn't mean I'm cool with anyone stealing my books. Piracy sucks, so don't do that.  

Another struggle right now is deciding which stories to finish. I'm decent at starting books and getting close to the middle, but then the ending eludes me. A lot of times that's because another idea pops in my head and takes over before I decide how the first one should end. What I really need to know is: are erotic stories in just as much demand as non-erotic romance? I'm writing mostly paranormal with a medium heat level but I have contemporaries started that are highly erotic. What to do, what to do? I also have eleven books that were with EC and are now fully my property again that are collecting dust. 

So, overall I've been a very lazy author. I very much want to write. I just need to remember to actually publish books too. Maybe someone needs to come over and delete spider solitaire from my computer. Couldn't hurt.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Next Appearance

My next book event will be the Bluebonnet Book Bash being held in Coppera's Cove, TX, on Saturday, September 16th. More information about the event can be found on Facebook here. You can also interact with all of the signing authors in the FB group dedicated to the event here. If FB isn't your thing, more information can also be found here.
At this event I will have print copies of some of my now unpublished works. The books I plan to have on hand are:
They Call Me Death
Day Shift
Love Beyond Barriers
Two Can Play (only three copies)
Into the Darkness (only three copies)
Trusting and Angel
Desiring a Demon
Saving her Angel
With the exception of the Archangel series, this is the last of these books that I will ever get from the original publishers. I'm revamping my Gargoyle Masters books now with the intention of self-publishing by 2018, however, no definite plans have been made for my other Samhain, or any of my EC books.
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Can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I Have a New Website!

I have a new home on the web where I've combined all of my websites/blogs for your convenience.

You can find my author website, including my blogs "A Thought Here and There", "The Federal Nation of Therianthropes", and "The Combined Human States" all in one spot on the web:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cover Reveal: Born of Magic

Here it is! The second book in my Gargoyle Masters series is titled Born of Magic and it will be out this summer. This is Master Wynnston and Master Kephas' book. Here's a sneak peek:


Guarding a kingdom takes mere strength. Guarding their hearts takes something more.

As his month-long guard duty comes to an end, Master Wynnston should be looking forward to well-deserved time away from the king’s castle. Instead, he feels strangely reluctant to leave. When Zephara of the Pastelle race arrives, he realizes why.

 The stunning, silver-eyed ambassador is the woman his heart, body, and soul have been waiting for. She’s also a powerful wizard who will endure the test of the Twenty. Wynn has never been afraid to woo a strong woman, but winning and keeping Zephara’s love will test him to the limit.

 Meanwhile, pure chance has finally led Master Kephas to find the runaway Princess Theodora. But before he can return the frightened, skittish beauty to her father, he must win her trust—and her heart.

 Physical strength will do Wynn and Kephas no good as they face their challenges. And two women will search deep within themselves for the strength, courage—and tenderness—to bring two powerful men to their knees. 

Warning:  If you’re looking for ugly stone creatures, move along—you won’t find them here. If you like hot, protective, males who aren’t intimidated by strong, assertive females, settle in and turn the page.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy 2016!

Happy 2016! I hope all of my readers had a fabulous end to 2015 and so far a great New Year. I finally got back into the writing groove late in 2015. I have an idea of what caused my general funk and hopefully that will never happen again. We shall see. So far things are moving along well and I've been inspired to write on multiple fronts.

2016 will bring in three releases for me. The sequel to Born of Stone: Born of Magic, will be out in the summer. Keep your eyes peeled for the cover reveal. My third Archangel book will be out this year as well, but no dated pinned down yet. Also, They Call Me Death is currently undergoing a major make-over. My initial thought was to give it a minor make-over with a basic re-edit. However, my new editor is AMAZING and has my creative wheels spinning like crazy with his initial feedback. So, there may be some major rewrites there after all.

More news: Ellora's Cave will be putting my Love Beyond Barriers series in print this year. I'm currently trying to think up titles for the two paperbacks. Have an idea? Shoot me an email or comment below. Also, if you own the series and remember seeing a typo, PLEASE let me know. I plan to spend this coming weekend rereading them myself.

On the personal front: I decided not to bother making actual resolutions this year. I'm sick of feeling like a failure in mid-February. So instead I'm going to continue to try making smarter lifestyle choices. I actually started this a couple of months ago. There have been many hiccups so not a lot of visual progress yet, but I'm hopeful. I can say that writing again feels so good, it definitely has me in the right mindset. 

That's it for now but stay tuned for more news. I'm hoping to set up some signings around my new release dates. Want me to come to your city? Please let me know.