New Cover … Same Steamy Interior

So I’ve recently updated the cover to my novel Second Time Around.

Isn’t it beautiful?

Ebook Cover
Print Version

I want to thank both the photographer – Rose Germano AND the handsome guy on the cover – Chris Winters, for allowing me to use this to update the book.

I hope you all like it 🙂

And if you own this book, but prefer this cover, drop me a line and let me know I’ll be happy to send this to you FREE of charge.

Until Next Time,

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!! May 2019 bring you everything your heart desires and then some!

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Feliz Navidad

Well it’s the Friday before Christmas and I didn’t plan for these posts to take me right through to the weekend, but it is a happy coincidence isn’t it?

It is the finale of my favorite movies of 2018 (so far – if I see something that sticks out at me between now and January 1, maybe I will make an update post). We have 4 movies and one is only on the list because I am intrigued to see it – I haven’t yet – although since I am actually writing this on Monday and it’s scheduled to air Thursday maybe I have seen it … it’s weird being a time traveler.

There’s only one film in this list that has a discernible genre – and I supposed I’ll start with that one. The others are your basic Hallmark Christmas movie love stories that are based on books.

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And a partridge in a pear …

Hello to day 3!

Today’s featured tropes are friends to lovers (Childhood friends of course) and comedy.

Friends to lovers is a genre I adore – I love it in my romance novels I love it in movies (Thirteen going on Thirty is one I can watch over and over again in this genre).

Comedies are a little weird when it comes to Christmas movies, mostly because they are not subtle, not at all, not even a little bit. However, there is one that I don’t mind in its silliness because it seems to embrace it.

Are you ready? Okay so let’s start with that one …

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Ho, Ho, Hoooooo

Well here we are at day 2 of my Christmas movie obsessions post. Today we are going to talk royal romance. And why not? We did after all have a royal wedding this year. I’ll also talk about movies based on fairy tales.

One of the more popular movies I’ve heard mention is on Netflix, it’s called A Christmas Prince and it has a sequel called A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (Umm spoiler alert). I can’t add these to my list because I haven’t watched them … yet. BTW, Netflix has a LOT of Christmas movies to watch – a couple of which are on my list too.

So how to describe royal Christmas romances – well it’s pretty self-explanatory – there’s usually a royal (duh) and in my case, it’s usually a prince of some sort – although I did see one with a princess. Let me tell you there are a LOT of single princes out there … who knew?

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Fa La La La Laaaaaaa

Has it really been 3 months since my last post? Really?

Well, sorry about that and this after I promised I would be a better blogger – I suppose that’s something I can strive for as the new year comes upon us. I will say that the past few months have been a little busy – I am chugging along on ENCHANTMENT though not as much as I’d like. I went to Comic Con in New York which was amazing as always.

But today I am not going to speak of celebrity sightings and meets. No, today I am going to speak about something near and dear to my heart …

Christmas Movies!

It’s sort of a running joke – anyone who knows me, knows that my TV is set pretty much to the Hallmark Channel from Nov 1 to Jan 1 as they start their Christmas movie marathon. It is roughly 24 hours a day of Christmas movies 7 days a week and I eat it up – I know what you’re thinking isn’t it the same movies all the time, yes it is, for the most part anyway. Each year the channel sets up premiers so I get new content too. And it’s not just Hallmark, Lifetime also has movies as do several other channels. However, for the purposes of this post I can only talk about Hallmark, Lifetime and Ion TV – as I don’t have access to channels like Up or Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (Drat).

Now mind you, dear reader, that I do know that it is only mid-December so there is still a couple of weeks of premiers to be seen, but I think this is a safe bet for now to feature some of my all-time favorites and some of my new favorites that will more than likely go into my must-see. circulation.

This has the potential to be a verrrrrrry long post, so more than likely it will be split up over a few days.

To start we need to talk about how all Christmas movies are not the same, no matter what anyone thinks. Sure at the heart of it all is some kind of feel-good story, my favorites fall into the romance category (duh).  However, just like the films at the local movie theater, these movies although they fall into romance, have a sub-category. There are comedies, dramas, movies based on books (A Christmas Carol and Pride and Prejudice seem to be very popular) and even paranormals.

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Decisions … Decisions … I have made a decision …

Welp, I’ve come to a decision and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. After a lot of thought and honestly not a lot of work I have decided that for the time being and probably the foreseeable future the 3rd book in the Dark Wolf Saga is going to be retired and thus the series as a whole will be put on hold.

I tried to think about why it is so tough for me to go back to it to edit it again and honestly it’s because I’m not really excited about it. Don’t get me wrong, after 4 rewrites I’ve managed to get it to a place that I really like. I think the story is a good one, but the demand is not there. I do get emails from readers asking about it, but it’s been a few years since Beneath a Blood Moon has come out and the interest has waned.

I think a part of it also has to do with the fact that the publisher that did the first 2 books is no longer accepting novel length manuscripts which means that I have to shop the book around and though there was some interest, it meant that I had to completely re-edit the book again and this edit would have made the book less steamy which in turn would have made it stand out from its predecessors.

This doesn’t mean that the story is gone for good, it just means that it is gone, for now, a small hiatus if you will. This story would have lead into Dante’s story which would have lead into what would have been Covell’s story which would have lead into the final story in the series … whew!

Who knows, I may just self-publish them in the future. So you haven’t seen the last of the wolves.

Now with that out in the ether, it leaves me clear to finish the current MS and to go straight into the next series which I am very excited about. I think the heaviness weighing on me with the wolves was affecting my progress with poor Max & Noah and the citizens of Chadwick.

So that’s it from my little corner of the world I hope you all have a great weekend and if you can put out a little positivity for those in the path of Hurricane Florence, please do so.

Until Next Time,
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And I’m Back!

Okay so it looks like I took the summer off – and can you blame me? All in all, I had a great one – I hit Disney’s Vero Beach Resort with my family for our annual vacation (15 of us all together for 7 days – yeah we’re close). It was gorgeous – right off the beach and a pool – we didn’t need anything. AND there were turtles!  Vero Beach is a nesting area for sea turtles so every morning they’d go into the nests to check for stragglers and release them – they were ADORABLE plus there was a release of two momma turtles that week as well – it was a lot of fun.

I really meant to take that week to work on Wolf book 3 but have I mentioned we were on a Beach Vacation? I did bring my laptop but didn’t open it at all – so now I’m behind. On the other hand I did make good headway on the new Common Elements Story, but even that has sort of fallen aside – I did get great feedback on the first 4ish chapters so that’s good, I plan on heading back to that soon and maybe finish it during NANOWRIMO in November – that would give me plenty of time to edit/rewrite/edit/find editor/find cover stuff … and then get it out :). We did get a logo though …

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Isn’t it pretty??

Let’s see what else … oh! I recently celebrated a birthday and if you follow me on Facebook you’ll have seen me be really excited about a new tablet I received as a gift – and let me tell you, it’s not even the latest version of the tablet – I am just so excited that it has a keyboard (and it’s purple) so I can write while on the run (which should come in handy when I fly to NY for Comic-Con!). It’s an Android tablet made by RCA, just perfect for reading ebooks, surfing the net and watching movies – now I can also access my MS via Dropbox and edit or write via the Word app. It’s the little things that get me excited. I do need to purchase a case for it though LOL.

I guess that’s it for my check-in. I will update more as comic-con approaches.

Until Next Time,
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Happy Hump Day

Or Wicked Wednesday as I like to call it.

Today’s Wednesday eye candy is a fantastic actor who is charming, handsome and best of all hilariously funny. He really seems to be enjoying his time in the Marvel universe as one of Cap’s best friends and confidants.

Ladies and gents today’s Marvel-ous (See what I did there?) feature is… Anthony Mackie!

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Wicked Wednesday has returned!

This week I am going to feature someone I already mentioned in a Comic-Con post a couple of years ago. This week’s eye candy comes to via an actor from New Zealand who has featured in a lot of fun sci-fi/fantasy features (Spartacus, Arrow, The Hobbit, and lots more). Today I give you MANU BENNETT!

I was lucky enough to meet him quite unexpectedly at NYCC 2016 and he was fantastic! Really fun to talk to and was very “present’ in the conversation. It was a pleasure.

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