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Showing posts from March, 2014

Time Out

I haven't been posting as often in the last couple of months. Weather, life, whatever gets in the way. I still have the same amount of time, I just don't have the same amount of motivation. I'm tired, kids, so for now, we're taking a little break in the blogging game.

There are still a few guest posts I had scheduled coming up in April, so I'll post those on the social media sites to remind you. I hope you'll stop in a see them.

Until next time, when I feel like I have something worth talking about, I give you a pug, because when I'm blue, I just read pug memes until I feel like myself again.

The Steampunk Sale of a Lifetime...Maybe

We had a death in the family, so I'm here, but I'm not here. This is your Monday morning blog post--it's basically an advertisement, but you should be thrilled because it's 3 highly entertaining steampunk romances for slightly less than $3.

The Turncoat's Temptress came out a year ago on Wednesday. In honor of that, and for the first time ever, the entire Legends & Lovers series will be available in ebook format for 99 cents each from April 7-13.

You can check them out on Amazon right now!

The Treasure Hunter's Lady The Sky Pirate's Wife The Turncoat's Temptress

A Haunting We Will Go

On Saturday, March 15, we had really beautiful weather. Okay, it was kind of cloudy, as you'll see in the photographs, but it was warm and enjoyable compared to, you know, 90 feet of snow. It seemed as though spring was upon us at last (it wasn't, the lying cow).
So Saturday afternoon, we're trying to figure out how to spend the rest of the warm day when we decide to hit the road. To one of our favorite places ever--you guessed it, Eureka Springs, AR! Little did we know they were having a St. Patrick's Day parade. So when we turned to go downtown, we got stuck. And then something awful happened.
We had the windows rolled down because, well, I was hanging out of mine to take a picture of the courthouse and on the other side of the truck, it was a beautiful day. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a guy in a kilt on a horse charges out of the parade line, swinging a mace. He bolts toward the truck and slam! catches my husband in the eye with the mace, then rides away maniacally.

Lucky in Love Blog Hop

Good morning, people of the world! Unless it's not morning where you are, then...good whatever time it is where you are!

You're just in time to help me celebrate the Lucky in Love Blog Hop hosted by the fine folks at Breathless Press. There are prizes, yes there are. A gift card from them and...wait for it... Your very own, one of a kind,  100%, grown from my very own yard* and mounted in plastic so it will never crumble and be destroyed FOUR-LEAF CLOVER!

*I find most of them in my yard, but I've found a few when I was out walking. I don't keep them separate because that's just silly. But on my (somewhat questionable but not about this) honor, it is a real and true four-leaf clover found by me and hoarded because I need all the luck I can get.

Yes, I will send one lucky** person a four-leaf clover just for commenting here between today and St. Patrick's Day.

**I cannot guarantee the actual luckiness of the four-leaf clover. I may have used all the luck out of …


You may have noticed (although no one would blame you if you didn't) that it's been a while since we had a post. And today is Thursday, so that's got to really be messing with your mind. I thought I'd better keep that one fan updated, as for the rest of you, go on about your business.

Things have been a little haywire lately. It throws everything else off. I haven't got a ton of writing done these last two weeks, which is unusual for me. I have been drinking more water, though. Proud? You should be.

I've been beta reading some really fantastic stuff. I just hope I help the ladies I'm reading for. At this rate, I feel like I'm losing my mind, so who even knows if I'm making sense when I comment on something.

Sorry I didn't schedule any guests to keep this week interesting. I'll work on that, but I've been busy trying to get blog posts done for Wildwood Spring and The Wrong Brother's Bride. My minion forgot to fill out my calender and …

Playing Ketchup...I Mean Catch Up

I'm here, I'm here. I think.

Things you didn't know about that I did in the last two weeks:
- Sent an MS out the door. Yay!
- Hit 6k on my contemporary romance.
- Got sleeted in with about 5 inches of sleet and about 6 inches of snow on top of that. Our yard is a muddy, icy mess.
- Started a new historical romance. Yeah, yeah, I thought I would take a little break from those for a while. The muse will do what the muse will do.
- #Amplotting the next and last book in the Heckmasters series. I'm 10k in on it from last November, but I kind of don't like the direction it started going in. I love, love, love the very beginning, but it veered wildly off course. Camp NaNoWriMo starts in April, so my goal is to figure out where this thing is really going. Not to mention I really need to fill in the plot holes in the second book. I should be doing that, not writing, but the muse will do...well, you get it.
- I'm also taking on some formatting jobs. I do mostly fiction a…

Book Feature & Guest Post - Reap & Repent by Lisa Medley

OMG, OMG, OMG, I hardly ever introduce an author on book feature/guest post/interview day or whatever we call this, but today, I have the thrilling privilege of giving you the author of an incredible debut novel, the first in series, and a very good friend of mine, Lisa Medley. She's been a cheerleader for me so many times, I'm excited to let her have a day on the blog. Without further ado, your new favorite author...

Reaping What I’ve Sown: How I Wrote the Reapers
I didn’t originally sit down to write a book about reapers. Reapers aren’t sexy. Reapers are death. And skeletal. And…grim. I first tried writing about vampires because, well, VAMPIRES. When I gave my first 30K of my first real novel attempt to my BFF, her reply was, “It’s good, but what makes it different?” 
Erm, nothing. Same old story. Same old (okay, old but HOT vampires). I needed something that hadn’t been reincarnated for the umteenth bazillionth time. Something that might stand out in a crowded field of parano…