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Sunday, January 21, 2018

WeWriWa: Back to the Keyboard. The Story Continues . . .


It’s hard to settle into a routine that’s been interrupted by weeks of PT and fatigue. I’d read all my planned books on Kindle: 606 pages of Justin Cronin’s “City of Mirrors” and Koontz’s “Forever Odd,” binged on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Brain Dead,” “Black Sails” and caught up with “House of Cards” and “The Black List.” Last week’s WWW post was the first time I’d opened my WIP and it was a struggle to focus on the story when I could be napping, watching “Supernatural” reruns or scrolling Twitter (not posting, just browsing). Enough. That book ain’t gonna write itself! To get back in the mood for the final book in my “House of Terriot” shapeshifter series, PRINCE OF DREAMS, (and find an excerpt), I did a read-through of my outline and chapters written, and, FINALLY, went back to work on Chapter 3. I’d like to say the words just flowed, but in truth, they’ll need a heavy edit, but at least I have them to edit now!

To get you (and me) back into the story, I’d introduced shapeshifter prince, Kip Terriot to Tarot reader (and much more) Ophelia Brady in a cute-meet some months ago. Instant karma! But when he goes back about his family’s business and she shuts down her booth on Jackson Square for the night, Phe meets with an unpleasant surprise where she’d parked in a shadowed alley . . . 

Let go, let him have it! Ophelia’s sensible, though dazed, mind demanded. Eighty dollars wasn’t worth her life, yet still she clung to the cash box, an anger fueled by detested helplessness feeding her determination as surprise registered in the harsh lines of her attacker’s face. Dwarfing her in size, he’d obviously expected quick capitulation, a snatch-and-grab, not a tug-of-war that he ended with the quick pop of his fist against her jaw, dropping Phe to dirty cobblestones, her planets spinning wildly out of alignment. Cradling the explosive throb with her palm, she watched a blur of ragged tennis shoes dart down the alley.

Then the bed of her rusty aqua truck rocked. The effort of glancing up swamped Ophelia with dizzying sickness, making her doubt what she saw . . . a crouched figure, there then gone, leaping over the cab with a thump on the hood, before disappearing down the alley. She turned her head to follow but wooziness forced her to close her eyes against the nauseating roll.

Then he was there, kneeling beside her, her Knight of Cups.

Lost in the tender light in his eyes, Phe heard the rattle of her cash box as he set it on the stones beside her to ask, “Are you okay?” his voice rumbling with concern. 

“Now, very,” she mumbled, trying not to move her pounding jaw. “Where did you come from?”

More on this scene next week. Now, my big news: I’m heading back to the Tucson Book Festival in March to sign the reissue of my first (!) novel in Tell-Tale Publishing’s booth! Just the thought of escaping these 6 to 26 degree morning drives to work has me digging out my summer clothes in anticipation of going from this . . .


To this . . .


Until then, Chapter 4, here I come!

Happy Writing, Warrior pals!



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Sunday, January 14, 2018

WeWriWa: I'm Back in the Saddle Again


Can one suffer withdrawal from not being at the keyboard for three weeks?! I thought I was experiencing the first twitches of it after not being able to sit in my office chair for any length of time after knee replacement. I'd gotten one of those bendy legged computer bed trays but trying to figure out how to get both sides positioned was too exhausting when my Kindle was loaded with books I'd promised myself I'd read. So lots of reading and Netflix binging ensued instead of increasing chapters on my WIP. One thing I did manage to accomplish was a goal list for 2018, and high on it is the reissuing of my award-winning Dana Ransom Western historicals from the '90s that I'd gotten the rights back to. Going through the first book, TEMPTATION'S TRAIL, got me all lathered up to go West again with my half-Apache tracker hero and his family. Here's a peek . . .


Bluntly, he told her, "Miss Duncan, where I'm going, every insect has a sting, every bush a thorn, every snake a fang, the sun is hot, the water's scarce, and the ride is so hard most sane men would refuse to make the trip."

"I'm not most men, Mr. Bass."

Having traded her fancy society clothes for a sensible split skirt and white cotton shirtwaist, glossy boots replacing kid shoes and the glorious twists of her hair braided back from the milky softness of her face and topped with a flat-brimmed hat, but even so, she looked no less feminine, no less fragile. She'd wilt within the hour and be begging for mercy by nightfall, and then he'd have to lose precious time bringing her back. 

Trying a different approach, he took a step closer so that in her boot heels, they were almost eye to eye, she, tall for a woman, built like a supple reed, easily bent, but not easily broken. "How do you know I won't take you out there where there's nothing but nothing and slit your throat?" he goaded, letting that sink in before adding with a whisper of menace, "or worse?"

Without so much as a blink, she smiled wryly at him. "If that was what you were planning, you'd hardly warn me of it ahead of time, would you? And then," she added with a bit more tartness, "you'd be losing out on the thousand dollars, and I hardly think a man would be willing to sacrifice that for me, so stop wasting time, Mr. Bass." 

His critical gaze lingered over the coltish sway of her hips as she walked toward the door, thinking about the courageous fire in her eyes, thinking she could be wrong . . . thinking way too damned much as he strode after her.


Having grown up in the great era of John Wayne and TV westerns - Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, How the West Was Won, Wanted Dead or Alive and Maverick, right up to the Magnificent Seven remake, Tarantino's Hateful Eight and Christian Bale's new adventure, to me, there's nothing like a steely-eyed hero with a grudge or a goal. Now the big decision . . . self-pub or look for a more traditional avenue?

So . . . how am I feeling now with my new bionic part? Up walking same day as surgery with a walker, walking on own two legs within three days at home without assist, climbing alternating stairs in six days (to the amazement of my PT guys!), graduated PT in less than two weeks instead of the recommended 6-7 weeks, driving and back to work full time in three weeks and stepping DOWN stairs (the hardest thing you can do with a new knee). Yeah, kinda like this . . .


Hope y'all have gotten off to a great start in this New Year. I sure have missed visiting with you! Can't wait to catch up.

Happy New Year, Happy Writing, and Happy Trails!



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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

IWSG: All Booked Up for 2018


Even though I’m only two weeks post knee replacement surgery, I’m pleased and surprised to be able to answer today’s IWSG Day Question: What steps have you taken to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?

Every year is different. Some (when I wasn’t working full time) were gloriously ambitious: Writing 7 of the 11 titles under contract with three different houses, for example. No way could I do that in 2018. Just not enough hours in the day or available brain cells. I’ve always been one to push hard to make the most of what time’s available . . . but within reasonable limits of what’s doable. I already get up at 4:30 a.m. to write. I don’t think I can conjure up any more hours in the day, so I have to build my projected projects within the limited time frame I have. To do that, I start with the targeted number of planned releases then work backwards to fill in my work calendar. Here’s how 2018 is shaping up:



1. Ongoing promotion of October 2017 release, PRINCE OF FOOLS;

2. Set up PR for $0.99 sale of historical vampire romance, MIDNIGHT ENCHANTMENT from BelleBooks for 2-1 through 2-15;

3. Rerelease of first published novel, SWEET TEMPEST, a Regency-set historical written as Lauren Giddings with prospective Tell-Tale Publishing date of February/March;

4. Edit second Regency reissue, BARTERED BRIDE, for Tell-Tale Publishing toward a target release date TBD;

5. Write final book in “House of Terriot” dark shapeshifter series, PRINCE OF DREAMS, for a late summer release;

6. Plan packaging and timeframe for rerelease of five-book Texas historical series written as Dana Ransom for 2018/2019 along with a new sixth book to the series and decide to self-pub or go traditional;

7. Reread “By Moonlight” and “House of Terriot” series and outline potential concluding book to the series in 2019.

Yikes! When it’s all laid out in Calibri 12-pt, it looks overwhelming, but it breaks down to the promotion of three books (third book of series, rereleases, and sale book) during the first quarter of the year; writing one 95-100K new book during the first 3-4 months of the year then formatting, publishing and promoting that book; editing a previously released historical and working with publisher on cover, blurb, etc.; getting Texas series scanned for editing then developing cover concepts and PR plan; and, background reading toward development of book to write in my “By Moonlight” series for 2019. 


Yes, a lot of stuff to do, but all on different creative levels. The new writing, I do in the early a.m. and weekends. Promotions are built from a PR timeline already developed. Editing, blogging, etc. is done during my lunch hour, and reading, before bed. Totally doable!

My biggest lesson learned from 2017 is PLAN AHEAD! The more that can be done before it’s needed, the better. Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?

What kind of year is your 2018 shaping up to be?



Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.The awesome co-hosts for the January 3rd posting of the IWSG will be Tyrean Martinson, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane, and Rachna Chhabria!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

WeWriWa: A Line in the Sand


He’s been sweet. He’s been patient. He’s been protective of both wary mother and pre-teen child without making any demands. Until danger knocked on their door. Now it’s time for Rico, the dark, sexy shapeshifter prince in the House of Terriot, to respond with nature rather than nurture to see to their safety. He needs answers.

What kind of life had Amber James and her daughter lived? Rico knew he'd just uncovered the tip of that horrific iceberg, and carefully chipping away a cube at a time wasn’t going to cut it, not when their safety was at stake. If he pushed for answers, he’d come up against that glacial wall Amber had erected between them in her kitchen the night before and he couldn’t protect them if he couldn’t stay close, so he had to get to the center of her secrets another way now that he knew the threat to Evie was very real.

He could go to Auguste and beat the facts out of him, but would what he learned be the truth? Gus was Amber’s brother, a bond he knew well was difficult to break, but still he couldn’t believe even a lying, cheating S.O.B. like Auguste would purposefully harm his niece. 

Frustration rubbed his temper raw, fierce waves rising higher with each inhalation of their scent; mother and daughter, soon to be his if he had any say in it, and no one threatened what was his. A low growl vibrated up from his dangerous soul, goading him to act with deadly force as he paced the cage of his wealth like a wild thing, not knowing where to focus that rage seething inside. What good was money and power if helpless to act? 

His, for the first time, something was his, something worth fighting for, dying for, living for, and he wouldn’t screw it up by letting instinct overwhelm purpose. 

He'd start with the immediate threat then work up to the rest.

Hope you’ve been enjoying these peeks between the pages of PRINCE OF FOOLS. I’ve loved revisiting them. If you haven’t picked up a copy, tuck one into your holiday stocking . . .


A dark prince to her Cinderella barmaid . . .

Rico . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

Reckless, hotheaded Rico Terriot seeks purpose and a sense of pride training the resentful guardians of New Orleans to defend a city besieged by a deadly outside force. Torn between his desire for his brother’s mate and the woman tied to the child of another, protecting their future happiness means denying his own on a dangerous path to redemption.

One night of stolen pleasure he didn’t remember and she couldn’t forget…

Amber . . . a single mother hiding a terrible past

Rico Terriot was the stuff of dreams . . . lately all of hers. But there’s no happily-ever-after for someone living in the shadows, protecting dangerous secrets that threaten her and her daughter. Dare she believe in a fairytale prince when he comes to her rescue, not knowing the price he’ll pay for making her troubles his own? From world’s so far apart, is love strong enough to hold them together . . . and keep them alive?

“5 Captivating Stars (or Hearts)! A stunningly raw, heart racing story that held me in a trance from cover to cover! Intense and seductive paranormal romance/suspense at its best – PRINCE OF FOOLS is another Page Burning, Must Read by an author that delivers every single time!” – Cross My Heart Reviews

I’ll be offline for at least the next few weeks road-testing the new bionic knee I’m getting tomorrow, and will start off the New Year with teases from projects new (PRINCE OF DREAMS) and renewed (SWEET TEMPEST).

Wishing you all the very best as 2017 turns the page into 2018! Happy Writing and Happy New Year!!


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Sunday, December 10, 2017

WeWriWa: This Kiss . . .


When it comes right down to it, when all the talking and walking and courting is done, if the magic's not there, the rest just doesn't matter. Devil-may-care Rico Terriot, prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot has been talking the talk and walking the walk trying to win gun shy bartender/single mom Amber's heart and more importantly, her trust. But when all is said and done, everything comes down to that undeniable spark...

Rico straightened from that devastating kiss, leaving Amber blinking, touching unsteady fingertips to well-used lips, her circuits fried, power to form words or even sounds abandoning her. If he hadn't held to her arm, she might have disappeared into the plush carpet.

"You have a good day, too," he told Evie, opening his other arm so she could burrow in for an enthusiastic hug.

"I will. 'Bye, Rico, and thanks for everything. C'mon, Mom . . . Mom?"

After a mental shake to restore capacity for thought, Amber followed her to the door, aware only of the way Rico’s big hand fit between her shoulder blades and of the buzz of his suggestion echoing in her head: Time to think about upgrading.

She couldn't think about anything else as they rode down in the elevator, until she noticed Evie gaping up at her, prompting her daughter to marvel, "Wow, that was something . . . better than anything on TV."

His kiss.

Amber would have argued . . . but she couldn't disagree.


Poor Amber. It's all over whether she realizes it or not. He's the one she's been waiting for. The one who makes her feel like this . . .


Now, all she needs is for him to take charge of the situation in next week's excerpt . . .

I’m off to finish the loose ends of my Christmas shopping then let the wrapping begin (which is always fun with three cats)!


How’s your weekend going, fellow Warriors?



Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IWSG: If I Could Turn Back Time

2017 is almost a memory. That got me thinking about our OPTIONAL IWSG Question for December: “As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?” Should I have slept in that extra hour? Passed on the suggestion to order pizza? Climbed all the way into the bushes to rescue all three tiny kittens instead of just the one I could reach? What would I do if I could turn back time?


Even if I’d passed on that pizza, I couldn’t wear that sailor hat as well as Cher, so I’ll narrow it down to just writing to pick that one do-over. If I could go back, I would keep the promise I made myself at the beginning of the year after the frantic release of PRINCE OF POWER to allow more time between completing the third book in my “House of Terriot” series and scheduling my release date, so I wouldn’t be so rushed. Man, oh man, even that extra month I gave myself was gone in a blink, leaving me scrambling at the last second with half the things I’d planned to accomplish for my October release PRINCE OF FOOLS undone. Memo to self: Have solid PR plan and edited version of PRINCE OF DREAMS in hand before setting that date next year so I can complete my shapeshifter series with a whole lot less anxiety. I’ll let you know how that turns out in 2018!

As for the kitties, Mama Cat whisked that little guy’s two siblings away before we could catch them and find them a safe home, but Keanu, now 8-months old, has settled in with my two older female cats and my sister’s nervous dog, and is totally enjoying the holidays.



What would you do over if you could turn back time?

Wishing everyone a happy wrap up to 2017 and a joyous new 2018!!



Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

The awesome co-hosts for the December 6th posting of the IWSG will be Julie Flanders, Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and Heather Gardner!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

Sunday, December 3, 2017

WeWriWa: Things Cha-Cha-Cha-Change. Suck It Up and Change With Them!

The end of a year. A change of seasons. An uncertainty about the future and finances. A life-altering event. Things like that can throw you under the bus in a hurry . . . if you let them. Sometimes, "Suck it up and move on!" isn't the answer you're looking for, even if it's the one you need to hear to make you to grab at the opportunities right in front of you.


I confess, some days I just wanted to smack the crap out of my PRINCE OF FOOLS heroine for questioning her obvious good fortune, and yet, understanding her reasons, I had to cut her some slack and let her learn at her own pace. (Me, I'da had my luggage and baggage moved in with the hero in a heartbeat!). Rico, a kinder person (shape-shifter/person) than I, is willing to jump the necessary hurdles needed to win her trust. As a reminder, in my latest release, he's sheltering the single mom, with her pre-teen daughter after a possible threat to their safety, and has been hinting that they become more permanent than just friends . . . as the scene continues after they finish breakfast as a party of three in his apartment after a platonic night and his unsettling insinuation that maybe they cohabitate . . .

"What time do you get out of school, squirt, so I can pick you up?" Rico asked as if such a question was part of their daily routine. "I'll have my new car by then and you can help me break it in." 

"W-when did this happen?" was all Amber could think to say. 

"I texted my guy in Tahoe last night while we were watching TV, cuz I knew you wouldn't want her riding on my bike, and paperwork and wheels should arrive in time for lunch." 

Jaw dropping, she stammered, "Just like that? Oh, that's right, I forgot you're one of the Lords of the Universe." 

"No, just a prince," he teased, winking at Evie to earn her broad grin, then before Amber could find a rebuttal, the door buzzed announcing their cab was downstairs, and he casually added, “Do you want me to bring her here?" 

"Take her home so she can get her work done." 

How stiff and reluctant she sounded even to her own ears, but Rico didn't seem to notice as he helped her on with her worn coat, his hands lingering on her upper arms, making her shiver as he turned her toward him to murmur, "We'll be waiting, so you have a good day." 

Before she could assemble a reply, he bent and kissed her - a will-shattering, soul-sucking kiss, with no tongue in deference to their audience, but still . . . 

I'll be continuing the scene up to the holidays (and my surgery) then changing over in the new year to a new (old) project, my very first published book that is coming back to print in February with Tell-Tale Publishing, after I finish trimming it down from its original 140,000 words (!). More on that soon.


Right now, after packing up mid-week for "Girls Night Out," a fabulous book signing event near Detroit that kept me out past my bedtime, I'm enjoying a relaxing weekend with my six critique partners. Creativity (and food and drink) is sure to ensue! Then it's tree trimming time.


The winner of the $10 Amazon gift card from my "Midnight to Moonlight Tour" is Brandi Dawn. Congrats and happy reading! Thanks to all who participated.

What cha-cha-cha-changes are you making, fellow Warriors?


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Sunday, November 26, 2017

WeWriWa: Counting Blessings . . . and Stars


Still in a tryptophan coma from Thanksgiving, I'm offering up on a platter this next scene from PRINCE OF FOOLS that continues from last week's excerpt that ended with hunky hero Rico suggesting to a skittish Amber that she upgrade her living situation . . . 


Before she could stammer something inane like "Are you asking me to move in?" Evie hollered, "Mom, c'mon or I'll be late!" forcing Amber to shake off that wistful folly. There was no room for the two of them in his one-bedroom bachelor abode.

"Just a sec," she called back, slipping out from under the situation with a quick rinse of her brush without making further eye contact. Had things so changed between the three of them that there was there no going back to the cautious distance she preferred to keep?

If she had reservations, the sight of the two of them standing at the stove sent them scattering with Rico sneaking a strip of bacon, Evie trying to swat him with a spoon, him so large and protective, her so innocently trusting . . . the two she loved more than life.

Rico glanced her way, still grinning, and the flare of heat in his eyes incinerated all doubts on the spot as he called, "Get it while it’s hot.” 

With his still sleep-heavy eyes, in his rumpled tee shirt and on the edge of being too revealing sweat pants, the hot that came to mind wasn’t breakfast until he reminded, “This kid’s got school.”

While she was steered toward the table, Rico and Evie made an efficient tandem in the kitchen, filling and passing plates, her so slight and serious, him so happy and . . . hot. 

She could have this every morning of every day.

It was all Amber could do to swallow past the tightness in her throat, the scene so perfect . . . too perfect to be real.

What's a guy gotta do? Put a ring on it (or in his case, a Terriot diamond earring in it)? Me thinks she doth protest too much. Maybe all she needs is a little convincing for her to count her blessings instead of believing she's reaching for the stars. We'll find out in next weekend's post. I'll be hosting my critique group pals for our holiday festivities as December starts off with a literal (make that literary) bang beginning with thanks and ending with giving.

Speaking of giving, I'm participating again this year in Literary Escapism's Black Friday event that puts our book characters in the middle of holiday madness. I've written a "coulda been" scene from PRINCE OF FOOLS featuring Rico and Amber's daughter Evangeline on a shopping trip that, if you've read the book, doesn't end well. Enjoy the extra scene, and a chance for a winner's choice of one of the four Kindle e-books leading up to PRINCE OF FOOLS. While you're there, see what other heroes and heroines are doing when they take a little holiday R-and-R!

Don't forget, my "Midnight to Moonlight" Reduced Price/New Release tour is ongoing through the 30th with a shot at a $10 Amazon gift card (a Happy New Year's gift to the lucky winner!).

Excuse me while I go hop on the treadmill to work off some pie poundage before Tuesday's pre-surgery doctor's appointment (talk about the scales of justice!). Hope all who celebrated Thanksgiving found plenty to be thankful for (Make that everyone. It never hurts to be thankful!). What are some of the things on that list? Mine starts with an extra four hours of sleep on the weekend!

Happy writing fellow Warriors!!



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Sunday, November 19, 2017

WeWriWa: A Tease and a Tour


Nothing breaks the grey, grim mood of approaching winter like a surprising ray of sunshine. After weeks of sharing dark, moody, broody passages from my latest release PRINCE OF FOOLS, I thought we needed a little fun . . . that hopeful shot of Vitamin D therapy to lift the spirits of both my heroine and my readers. In this scene that will carry into December, Rico has provided an anxious Amber and her pre-teen daughter with overnight sanctuary from their fears (maybe imagined but probably very real!) in his luxury apartment. This is the next morning . . .


The intimacy of sharing space while scrubbing and spitting had Amber trembling to her toes. It seemed like forever ago when they’d shared that big bed alone and she’d looked forward this private, awkward, exciting morning-after-a-night-of-great-sex that never happened, but somehow, this was more personal, more emotionally intense because instead of an uncertain teetertotter of just the two of them, they were becoming that stable triangle of three, a wonderful and truly terrifying possibility resting on one tentative point.

Trust.

Could she trust him with the truth, with her past, with her fears; with her child and their future; and, beyond that, would he still want her once she revealed all?

Their gazes met in the mirror. 

Her confusion must have shown because Rico paused mid-swish to ask, "You okay?"

Amber shook off her uncertainty to smile and reply, "I was just thinking this is the first time I've ever shared a bathroom sink with a man."

His brows lifted with a surprise that prompted him to vow, “I'm really very tidy . . . just in case you were thinking of making it a habit."

She laughed to scatter her nervousness and claimed, "There's hardly room at mine for me, let alone company."

Lids lowered speculatively over those warm, tawny eyes as he suggested, "Maybe you've just outgrown where you're living, and it's time to think about upgrading."

I don’t see a downside to this request but then I’m not walking in my heroine’s uncomfortable shoes. How do you think she’ll react?

While we’re waiting to find out, here’s a fun way to spend the rest of the month . . . on a 2-in-1 New Release and Reduced Price Tour! While I’m sharing the news about PRINCE OF FOOLS being ready to be read, I’m also offering the first book of my “Touched by Midnight” vampire series for only $0.99!! AND what's even better, the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card to scoop up more reading material for the holidays! Win-Win!! Follow along and take a chance.

Follow Along and enter at each stop for a chance to win a 
$10 Amazon Gift Card!


Saturday, November 18
Mythical Books
Books,Dreams,Life
Novel Reads Cafe

Sunday, November 19
Passionate Encounters

Monday, November 20
Melissa Keir

Tuesday, November 21
Diane Burton - adventure & romance
HBS Author's Spotlight

Wednesday, November 22
Romance that's 'Out Of This World'
Reader's Edyn

Friday, November 24
Mello & June, It's a Book Thang!

Saturday, November 25
Paranormal Realms

Sunday, November 26
Loren E. Pryce

Monday, November 27
Paranormal Dimensions

Tuesday, November 28
Romance Me

Wednesday, November 29
What Readers Want

Thursday, November 30
The Realm of Fantasy & Fiction
I’ll be pulling my nose out of the pages of Ed’s newest book to comment on all your snibblets (It’ll be difficult but I’ll try!). Can’t wait to see what you’re working on!

Happy Weekend! Happy Writing!!


Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.


Spread the word, share the love, warriors - Hashtag #8sunday.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

From Midnight to Moonlight $0.99 Sale & Blog Tour - What a Deal!


Follow Along and enter at each stop for a chance to win a 
$10 Amazon Gift Card!

Saturday, November 18
Mythical Books
Books,Dreams,Life
Novel Reads Cafe

Sunday, November 19
Passionate Encounters

Monday, November 20
Melissa Keir

Tuesday, November 21
Diane Burton - adventure & romance
HBS Author's Spotlight

Wednesday, November 22
Romance that's 'Out Of This World'
Reader's Edyn

Friday, November 24
Mello & June, It's a Book Thang!

Saturday, November 25
Paranormal Realms

Sunday, November 26
Loren E. Pryce

Monday, November 27
Paranormal Dimensions

Tuesday, November 28
Romance Me

Wednesday, November 29
Paranormal Dimensions

Thursday, November 30
The Realm of Fantasy & Fiction
What Readers Want

THE BOOKS


Midnight Kiss
Touched by Midnight Series {Book 1}
Just $0.99 for a Limited Time!
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Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Published by: ImaJinn Books
Release Date: July 12, 2015
Length: 262 Pages

Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon’s Touched by Midnight series.

A DARK CURSE

Miss Arabella Howland is content to forgo the London marriage mill to assist her father in his research, especially when it comes to his intriguing patient, Louis Radman. But it’s not long before Bella’s curiosity alerts her to the danger of her father’s work . . . and to the fact that Louis is not who or what he seems.

A BRIGHT PROMISE

After centuries struggling with his vile existence, Louis Radman will soon be free of his affliction, thanks to his very capable physician. Unfortunately, his heart is less secure around the man’s tempting daughter. His yearning to walk in the light once more is complicated by his desire for the delightful Bella, who is as intelligent as she is fearless. But if history has taught him anything, it’s not to tempt fate.

AN UNFORGIVING PAST

Still, happiness has a price and Louis is soon reminded that mortality comes with unfortunate limitations. To protect his new bride, he must face the demons from his past who wish to pull him back into their vampiric fold.

Yet, if he’s forced to return to his midnight world, will he lose his beloved Bella forever?

"Dark and compelling, Gideon’s novel will appeal to those who enjoy the vampire novels of Anne Rice." —Library Journal 

"A colorful and hauntingly beautiful tale of otherworldly love . . . destined to become a classic!" —Affaire de Coeur 

"Incredible, spellbinding reading!" —Rendezvous

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Prince of Fools
House of Terriot {Book 3}
Only $3.99!
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 23, 2017
Length: 294 Pages

A dark prince to her Cinderella barmaid . . .

Rico . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

Reckless, hotheaded Rico Terriot seeks purpose and a sense of pride training the resentful guardians of New Orleans to defend a city besieged by a deadly outside force. Torn between his desire for his brother’s mate and the woman tied to the child of another, protecting their future happiness means denying his own on a dangerous path to redemption.

One night of stolen pleasure he didn’t remember and she couldn’t forget…

Amber . . . a single mother hiding a terrible past

Rico Terriot was the stuff of dreams . . . lately all of hers. But there’s no happily-ever-after for someone living in the shadows, protecting dangerous secrets that threaten her and her daughter. Dare she believe in a fairytale prince when he comes to her rescue, not knowing the price he’ll pay for making her troubles his own? From world’s so far apart, is love strong enough to hold them together . . . and keep them alive?

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