OOOPS ….

Sooooo I was getting ready to pretype a few posts recapping comic-con and I saw that I had not one but TWO posts sitting and waiting … this one was from April (hee)

So as you wait for my Comic-Con recaps and since the new Last Jedi Trailer has been released, here is my new/old Star Wars Post – Sorry about that …..

It’s a Star Wars Celebration ….

Anyone who knows me, knows there are three fandoms I love, one is Marvel, one is The Young Riders and the last, my OG fandom is Star Wars.  I have loved George Lucas’ world since I was a wee little girl watching Empire and Jedi in the theater, I was too little to see the original New Hope in theaters though, but I remember watching on TV whenever they aired it.  Also, my very first piece of written fiction was Star Wars Fan Fiction. I read all the books (before they retconned them all and made them non-canon) and I watch the cartoons (Rebels!).  I LOVE Star Wars, I mean I REALLY love it.

So when they announced many moons ago that Star Wars Celebration would be in Orlando this year I was really excited, however, I couldn’t find anyone who would attend with me so I assumed I just wouldn’t go.  That all changed when one of my very best friends came down for spring break.  We had gone to NY Comic Con together in October of last year and met Carrie Fisher, so I was telling her that Star Wars was coming here too and when I showed her the site, I realized it coincided with her trip.  We found out tickets were still available and on a whim decided to go last minute.

Reed Pop does an amazing job putting together cons.  They handled NYCC as well as this one and though they had a few hiccups with getting everyone in on the first day as well as the second, the con itself was amazing.  Amazing enough that if and when it is held in Orlando again, I will be going, even if I have to go alone LOL.  The guest list was amazing, original trilogy actors as well as the new ones, cartoon voice over actors and even people who work behind the scenes.

The cosplayers were fantastic, not only those who wore traditional star wars outfits (Lots of Slave Leia’s and some really great Ahsoka Tano’s) but the crossover cosplays were great – Jedi Deadpool anyone?  The dedication and attention to detail of each costume was a joy to see, and if that wasn’t enough, they had fan made vehicles like a life size tie-fighter, a speeder bike, an AT-AT and a snow speeder.  It was amazing!

Because we went last minute all of the autograph and photo ops that we wanted were sold out.  And most of the panels were full.  Luckily, they streamed everything to the main floor and Disney recorded them and made them available via Youtube as well.  If you have a chance go watch them, they’re fantastic.  There is tons to see there, and the Orange County Convention Center is the perfect venue to hold it all.

One of the highlights of our day there was watching The Last Jedi panel on the show floor with thousands of other fans – we couldn’t hear anything, but the anticipation to the reveal of the teaser trailer was enough to keep us all together.  The roar that went over the venue when they showed the teaser was deafening, it was all very surreal.

If you ever have the opportunity to go to one of these I highly recommend it.  It is a love letter to the fans from the actors who appreciate it all and it’s a love letter to the actors from the fans whose hearts they’ve touched.

Until Next Time!
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Umm Hello, is anyone out there?

Hellooooo!
Well it has been a good minute since I’ve last blogged hasn’t it? Well, life sometimes gets in the way and I often think, is my day to day life interesting enough to share at all? I always think no so I don’t blog, but who knows? Maybe someone out there would find it interesting. I mean, I went to a RODEO last Saturday. ME! At a Rodeo and it was so much fun!

Just wanted to get a couple things out of the way, I started a great new day job where I thought I was doing something very different than my last few jobs, but I realize, now that I am about a month into it that I am doing work that is very similar to my very first corporate job (a looooooong looooooong time ago LOL). Needless to say, I’m enjoying the different work and it’s a hell of a lot less stressful than what I had been doing.
Next, I wanted to say how my heart breaks for those who were affected first by Harvey, then Irma (I experienced my 1st hurricane since moving to Florida and BOY was it an experience) and then Maria. As some of you know I am Puerto Rican, my parents were born on the island and though I no longer have immediate family there (They’ve all passed on or moved to the mainland), I still have friends who have family there and extended family who have loved ones there. It is tragic what has happened to that incredibly beautiful island. So, I ask if you can donate to Hurricane Relief for those affected by any of these storms, please do.

Then of course there was the tragedy of Las Vegas. My heart goes out to those who were affected in any way. It is a senseless crime one that no one should experience. I can only imagine what the city is feeling – well, maybe I know a little of what they’re feeling. I can remember the numbness, the almost out of body sensation that you feel as you try to piece together why it happened – it was the same after Pulse here in Florida, and after 9/11 when I lived in NYC. It is in the aftermath of these crimes where you tell those around you that you love them, that you hold them a little tighter.

I will be leaving tomorrow for NY and Comic Con. For the first time, I will be attending as a Pro – so follow my Instagram and Facebook page for updates and highlights. I will blog as soon as I can about the day to day things – like the fact I won a spot at the Neil DeGrasse Tyson panel (SO EXCITED),or meeting Mark Hamill (eeeeee!). However, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t also a little worried. I’m going to a gathering of thousands, where for a lot of the time we are corralled as a group. I hate that I even think it, I know that the Comic Con culture is one of the most inclusive and loving cultures that I have ever known. Still, if you can’t go to a concert without worrying, how can you do anything that involves large groups of people without that small nagging fear in the back of your mind?

I’m not going to let it stop me though, we must live, we can’t give in to fear. All we can do is try to be kind, to love each other as best we can, and to hold one another up in the darkest days when all you want to do is hide away.

And who knows I’ve got a couple of hours on a plane maybe I can make a beeline towards the final draft of the rewrite of book 3 OR maybe I’ll start on that other book that’s been nagging me. We shall see.

I guess that’s all for now. Remember to love each other fully, laugh often and LIVE!

Until Next Time,
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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.

Until Next Time,
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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. 

 

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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!

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