Just a quick yippee post

I am going to NY Comic Con this year (barring any unforeseen circumstances) and I am going as a pro!  So look for tons of pictures and posts in October!

So very excited!!!

Until Next Time!
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PROMO!!!!

Magnets!  Tattoos!  Bookmarks!  Cover Flats!  Trading Cards! Pens!  Chapstick!

It’s … PROMO!

Let’s talk promo.  What are your favorite types of things to get from authors and what are you just sort of meh about?

I’ve done temporary tats, magnets, cover flats and trading cards.  I never know what readers like getting and what they don’t keep.  Personally, I am a pen hoarder, I LOVE them I can’t get enough of them, yet for whatever reason I have never actually had any made up.

Now that I have three books available in print, I’ve been thinking of doing bookmarks in addition to the cover flats that I normally make up.  One for the wolves, one for my brand, one for the anthology and one for the current book, I was also thinking of offering up chapstick for the new book since it’s a beachy themed book.

I’m not doing any cons this year, so I don’t have anywhere to hand out promo items really – I am looking into sending things to different meets though so if you know of any please let me know.  I am also wondering if I offered up promo packs if anyone would be interested in getting a goody package from me.

Let me know your thoughts.

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New Year, New Book!

Well, The Second Time Around is finally out in the world and now I have a short respite before jumping back into the Dark Wolf Series Book 3.

However, my respite doesn’t mean I’m not working – promo is hard work.  I’m trying to get the word out for the book and submitting to review sites and asking if anyone would mind giving me an honest review in exchange for free book LOL.

I have the most amazing friends who are retweeting and reposting as much as I put out there and I’ve also managed to find some great sites that will help with promo as well.  I never know if I am posting too much or just not enough and I apologize if it is too much LOL.

As of right now the book is available for the Kindle & Nook and you can also purchase it through iBooks and Smashwords.  Print shouldn’t be too far behind.

So, if you have a little extra cash and you’re looking for a nice, steamy read, why not pick up a copy of my book?

Until Next Time,
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Release Day!

Well a day late.

I’ve been out celebrating the holidays so I hadn’t gotten a chance to blog.  I hope everyone is having a good time with friends and family.  If there is anything the last week has taught me it’s that time is precious and we don’t know how long we have on this earth so let’s make it count!

I am very happy to announce that The Second Time Around is now available for Kindle!  You can buy it here! I’m hoping it will be available via Nook and iBooks within the next week or so and if I can get some time to format it, I will make it available in print soon after.

I am looking for honest reviews in exchange for a free PDF copy.  So, if you know anyone who is willing to trade it off, please let me know.

If you read it, please drop me a note to let me know how you’ve liked it.

Until Next Time,
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Cover Reveal!

Well if you haven’t seen it on Facebook or Instagram oooooor Twitter, here it is in all its glory, the cover to The Second Time Around.

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Isn’t it GORGEOUS????

I am in looooove with it, my cover artist did a fantastic job with what I gave her, she’s a doll to work with plus she’s an awesome writer as well and it doesn’t hurt that we’re friends outside of this whole writing gig.

Hopefully I will  have more info on when the book will be available soon.  I am hoping for sometime this month or early January.

Cover Credit:  Reina Torres who is an amazing author in her own right.  She can be found here, here, or here.

The cover photo was purchased from Romance Novel Covers, which has a ton of great stock photos to choose from.

Until Next Time!
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Second Time Around – Excerpt

So here is a little bit of an unedited scene pretty early on in the book.  It features our hero, heroine and a very nice older woman in a gift shop.  I hope you like it.

  He waved at the old woman behind the counter and tried to shake off the fact that she watched him with a wide smile, her eyes following him as he walked through the small store.  He was thirty-years-old, a grown man; there was no reason to feel embarrassed because he needed to buy condoms.  If he had the time though, he would have definitely gone to town and found a pharmacy or the local mall, but he promised to meet Jasmine for dinner at six and he barely had time to go home to shower and change and get back here.  Condom buying wasn’t in his schedule and he’d be damned if he missed out on sharing her bed for a second night in a row because he didn’t want anyone he knew to see him buying protection.  Last night he’d felt as if he was in high school, all hot and horny with no available female.  When he stroked himself to get off, he actually played with the idea of calling her, but he wasn’t sure how she’d react to having phone sex.  He was almost certain it would have been hot; with Jasmine, everything usually was.  Maybe he’d bring it up later and see if she were interested. 

       He smiled to himself, but it was short lived as he stood in front of the smallest display of prophylactics he’d ever seen.  This is not good, he thought to himself.  He bent down and searched the back of the shelf.  Sure enough, there were only a few boxes of condoms and none of them what he was really looking for.  He was going to kill Ryan.  If this was his idea of a wide assortment, he needed to get a new gauge.  He rose up to his full height and looked up at the ceiling.  Fate must be having a grand time at his expense. 

       A soft tap on his shoulder caused him to jump in surprise.  He turned to find the woman from the counter.  Harriet O’Neill was seventy if she was a day, she reminded him of his own grandmother, and she watched him with raised brows. 

       “Can I help you there, Falcon?” 

       He turned his back to the display and gave his heart-melting smile to the small woman.  “Hey there, Harriet, I’m fine.  I don’t need any help right now.” 

       “It didn’t look that way to me.  Come now, don’t tell me you’re embarrassed.” 

       “Of course not.” 

       She folded her arms over her large bosom and tapped a foot. 

       He rolled his eyes, “I’m just looking for condoms, okay?” 

       “What for?  I thought you broke up with that last hussy, I mean lady, that you were going with.” 

       “She wasn’t a hussy.” 

       “Yes she was, she cheated on you didn’t she?” 

       “Well…” 

       “See?  Hussy.” 

       He inhaled deeply and tried to change the subject.  “I just want condoms and can’t find any.” 

       “And what’s wrong with those boxes there?” 

       Falcon turned to look at the packages and grimaced.  “They won’t do.” 

       “Why not?”  She pulled one box off the shelf and held it up to him, “They work just like any other.” 

       “Don’t you have any other kind?”  He asked as he looked around the store, more people had come in and the last thing he wanted was to make a scene. 

       “Nope.” 

       “Come on, Harriet; please tell me you have something else in the stockroom.” 

       “Sorry.  What’s so wrong with these?” 

       “For one thing there are only four in the box.” 

       Her brows furrowed as she looked up at him, “Well, surely you don’t need more than four.” 

       “That’s what you think,” he murmured. 

       “What’s that?” 

       “Nothing.  It’s not the number of condoms exactly.  It’s the fact they’re … well, they’re, colored.” 

       “That’s because they’re tropical and look they’re flavored too.  Your boss, Rick, thought it’d make a statement this being a tropical paradise and all.  He was going for a theme.”  She rolled her eyes.  “The folks who come here seem to like them just fine.” 

       Falcon groaned. 

       The older woman rubbed his forearm and said in a low voice, “She’s a lucky girl.  Whoever she is.” 

       She had said it with such innuendo and a gleam in her eye Falcon could feel his blush all the way to the tips of his toes. 

       Harriet laughed loudly causing the few other customers in the store to glance their way.  Falcon noticed a few of them were fellow co-workers who were staring at him with wide smiles, proof they were not only watching, but listening as well.  Right then he noticed the display was obvious to anyone who cared to look and this sweet, grandmotherly woman held up a box of tropical colored, fruit flavored condoms for him to take.  If this got out, and Falcon didn’t doubt it would, he’d never live it down. 

       “Can I help you, dear?” 

       Falcon turned at the question to see whom Harriet was talking to and felt his heart stop.  His gaze collided with a pair of familiar smiling brown eyes.  She was a vision in a white tank top and blue shorts.  His breath caught as he took in the way Jasmine’s skin seemed to glow with her grin.  He dared to hope it wasn’t just the smile giving her that look, but the memory of what they’d done on the beach also had a hand in it. 

       She looked down at the box he’d taken from Harriet and her smile widened, “Looks like we had the same idea.” 

       Falcon immediately felt his cock harden and tightened his hold on the box.  He took a moment to steady himself before striking a nonchalant pose, “Is that so?” 

       Jasmine nodded slowly, her gaze traveling down the length of his body.  “Fancy that.” 

       “Whoo-ee sure is getting hot in here.  She’s cute, Falcon, I’d go for it if I were you.”  Harriet said suddenly and she nudged him in the ribs. 

       “Umm.” 

       Jasmine took the box from him and read it quickly.  Her brows rose in amusement, “Tropical flavored?” 

       “It’s all they have,” he explained. 

       She turned to the older woman with a small grimace.  “There are only four in the box.” 

       Harriet looked from one, to the other, and back again.  She shook her head, “What is it with you young people?  It’s sex, sex, sex.  You’re like a pack of rabbits.  I really don’t know how you get anything done.  Look, if four isn’t enough, buy a second box.” 

       “Good idea.” 

       Falcon watched in stunned silence as Jasmine proceeded to snatch up the remaining four boxes on the shelf.  “That should be enough to get us started.” 

       Falcon’s cock screamed for attention now, and he was afraid if he didn’t start thinking of other things, things that didn’t include having her writhing beneath him, he would embarrass himself right here in the store.  It was either that, or pull the blue shorts Jasmine wore down to her ankles and take her right here in the middle of the gift shop. 

       The best thing to do was get his mind off the images of sex his imagination conjured up every time Jazzy was within fifty feet of him, so he turned to Harriet.  The older woman’s jaw hung open as she stared at Jasmine.  The sight of the old woman caught so off-guard by Jazz’s bold move was the perfect antidote to his problems. 

       Harriet put a hand to the starched white collar of the prim shirt she wore as if it were suddenly too tight for her.  “Why don’t I just wait for you two at the counter?  Take your time and Falcon …” 

       “Yeah?” 

       “I changed my mind.  Maybe you should let this one go.”  She shot one last look at Jasmine and the boxes in her hand then shook her head and walked to the front of the store. 

 

Until Next Time,
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Christmas Catch Up

Welcome to December!

Usually around this time of year I do a 25 days of Christmas songs post, but that gets monotonous, so this year I am going to do the 12 Days of Christmas … men.

Some may be repeats of men I’ve put up before, but really is that a bad thing?

So from Dec 25 – Jan 5 look to see what my Dear Muse gave to me …..

Also …..

I am hoping to get Second Time Around out by the end of the year.  The cover is almost done, just need to finalize some things, so there should be a cover reveal soon and my editor is taking a look at it so I’m hoping to have it firmed up and ready for publication by the end of the month if not sooner.  I’ll post an excerpt later today (after completely forgetting to do it yesterday LOL)

Well, that’s all for now, if I’m not back online until the 25th, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

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Taking a break

I know I missed Wicked Wednesday …. AGAIN.

But I am going to take a small break with it because of the holidays and I’m trying to get a book out by the end of the year.

The book is called Second Time Around and I will be self-publishing this one.  You can find out a little more about it here.

As I get closer to publishing it, I will send out an excerpt, do a cover reveal and add a page for it here on the site.  I hope you’ll keep an eye out for it.

I hope all of you here in the US have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!  I’ll see you on the flip side!

Until Next Time,
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Comic Con Day 2 – 10/8/16

So have you recovered from my day 1 post yet?  If you haven’t read it you can click here to catch up.

Day 1 was a lot of fun, but day 2 was pretty amazing.  So hold on to your socks because we are diving straight in.

*As per the other posts, if you’d like a picture just let me know I am pretty easy going and won’t deny you anything.

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Wicked Wednesday – 11/09/16

Hello all,

Well here I am back with another WW after missing last week, I almost didn’t post today but after an incredibly tense election night, I needed something to distract me LOL.

I think I will call this WW the Strange edition … can you guess who this week’s spotlight is on?  Want a hint?

He’s a talented actor who is as comfortable performing Shakespeare as he is sitting backwards on a Khool toilet ….

He’s currently in the number 1 movie in America ….

C’mon ….. last hint

He kind of looks like an otter …..

It’s Benedict Cumberbatch! Continue reading

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