Sunday, July 5, 2020

WeWRiWa: Wanting What You Can’t Have . . . PRINCE OF POWER

Mia Guedry’s got it bad for the worst possible male. They’re from different clans with opposite goals that prevent any future together. But that doesn’t stop her from desiring Colin Terriot, a prince in the enemy shapeshifter House of Terriot. Commiserate with her in this weekly excerpt from PRINCE OF POWER, one of the four books in my HOUSE OF TERRIOT boxed set.

He was everything she desired in handsome face and masculine form. Wanting him went far beyond those surface delights, to places she’d never imaged finding peace and potential happiness. His heart was strong and courageous, his will unbendingly decent, his spirit beautiful and infinitely intriguing with all its shades of complexity. She’d never tire of looking at him or learning about him, perhaps even from him. 

She’d never wanted anything so much in her entire life as what she saw when he gazed up at her in question. 

His caution ebbed away, and she saw trust. Absolute, soul-stripping trust. And it broke her heart because Mia knew she wasn’t worthy. She would hurt him, had hurt him. She wouldn’t mean to but eventually who and what they were would crush what they wanted and what they might have meant to one another.


Obsessed with an enemy - the only female to ever walk away from him . . .

Colin . . . Prince in the House of Terriot

Brawny, cynical negotiator for his clan, Colin Terriot sees a move to New Orleans as an escape from a painful past and his reputation as a legendary lover. What he didn't expect was to fall hard for a rival spy, the female who tricked and betrayed him by leaving his bed for his brother's. Now, he now must work with her, up close and personal, as the envoy for her clan. Things are about to heat up.

Determined to have him - even if having him means losing all . . .

Mia . . . Strong-willed Guedry heir

Denied her rightful legacy, Mia Guedry plans to stake her claim over the bodies of those who killed her family. But best laid plans fall before her desire for the one male she can't resist, the one who will never trust her once burned by her necessary deceptions. Saving her Terriot prince from plans already in motion may cost more than her inheritance . . . the price could be her life.


For this looooong HOT weekend, what better way to spend it then between the pages of a compelling book. Might I offer four-books-in-one for just $3.99, in my HOUSE OF TERRIOT for your reading pleasure . . .


I’m spending the holiday going through line edits for RISE BY MOONLIGHT, the last book in the By Moonlight series that follows directly from the four-book mini-series. And when not at the computer, I have a special visitor – my grandguy is here to visit until Friday! Fun (safe fun!) will definitely ensue!!

Hope everyone enjoying this 4th of July weekend is taking precautions with their celebrations and considering pets and easily startled elder neighbors (especially cranky ones, like me!).

Happy HOT weekend, 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.

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

IWSG: C-C-C-Changes to the Publishing Industry

Our Insecure Writers Support Group question for this month is There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

As someone whose been around the industry block for more than one decade, I’ve seen more changes than most, from submitting typed pages in a manuscript box to doing editor pitches on Twitter (not me, per say. I’m not that evolved). I’ve barely caught up to the changes in the last year let alone ten! Publishing is in its own Industrial Revolution started in the digital era and exploding with self-publishing. We went from having the Big Six to the Six Billion Pound Gorillas Amazon and Facebook collecting cover charges at every door. But what I’d like to see is more industry changes within our own author ranks. That’s why I’ve been busy One Clicking.

Diversity wasn’t something that hit me personally and professionally until Romance Writers of America was right in the middle of a huge upheaval going into 2020 on behalf of systematically stifled non-White authors. This is the industry change that’s been long overdue and will outlast this decade. So many brilliant, talented voices are finally being recognized and explored by new readers. THIS! This is what the new decade needs. Do a search on Twitter to discover lists of wonderful Black authors in every genre from Fiction to Fantasy and YA that are hitting bestseller lists because readers are finally aware of them. Support Black authors/Authors of Color by buying their books and reading them, by retweeting and reposting, by leaving reviews and recommendations, by asking for them in bookstores. 

Children and young people, as well as adults, need to read more about characters like them, as well as those who are different, who are brave, are loved, who struggle and who succeed. Change this new decade by celebrating ALL authors with stories to tell. I’m looking forward to reading them!

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 July 1st posting of the IWSG will be Jenni Enzor, Beth Camp, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Tyrean Martinson, and Sandra Cox!

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Twitter hashtag is #IWSG