Lost and Found Series Progress and Appearances…

I’m working hard on the next Lost and Found book, titled Embattled Minds. This is Zeke’s book, a secondary character that walked into John’s story and left a heck of an impression on me. I knew as soon as I wrote him that Zeke was going to need his own story, and that it needed to take place soon.

Zeke’s book should be ready by mid-May. I had hoped to get him done before I left for the RT Convention, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. Did you see the cover for the book yet??? Yummy…

I’ve got several digital and physical appearances coming up.

Today, actually, I’m at the For Love of Military Romance Blog, which I am a member of now. We have a lot of fantastic members and guests on the slate for appearances, so you should really check it out.

April 10th I’ll be at Sizzling Hot Books blogging.

April 14th I’ll be doing a live book club chat for my Decadent Publishing book Love on the Line. I’ll be doing giveaways and I’m sure a free book or two will be thrown around.

April 13 I’ll be at April Adele Book store and Cafe in Versailles signing A Needful Heart and Embattled Hearts.

April 30th to May 5th I’ll be in Kansas City Missouri at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. I’ve gone for the past few years and I just love it! If you have a chance you really should try to go to it.

June 6th to the 9th I’ll be in West Chester Ohio at the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get-together. Another fabulous conference that I’ve gone to for several years. Very reader focused, very fun!

If you have a conference or event you think I would enjoy, let me know! I tend to do things on the spur of the moment, so I could show up anywhere!

Embattled Hearts is LIVE!!!

For those of you that have been waiting, Embattled Hearts, John Palmer’s story, is now LIVE on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Smashwords!

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

John Palmer hasn’t felt like a real man since he was injured during combat in Iraq. Though not content with his new life, he is mostly adapting, just like the other vets at the Lost ‘N’ Found Investigative Service. When Shannon Murphy is hired on as the new office manager, life suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Before long, John finds himself wondering if he could ever be the kind of man Shannon needs.
Shannon Murphy wasn’t really looking for love when she hired on at LNF, but finds herself hopelessly attracted to the sex-on-wheels former Marine, John Palmer. The man is grumpy and nearly impossible to work with, but his brand of masculinity appeals to her on a basic level. Soon Shannon is wondering just what it would take for John to want her the way she wants him.
When an old enemy tries to settle a vendetta against Shannon, John insists on protecting her. He moves into her house, fanning the spark of attraction into a blaze. But the danger continues to escalate. Will the connection that they’ve found survive when they’re thrust into a fight for their lives?

ALSO!!!
The Embattled Road is FREE right now on Amazon, for Valentine’s Day Weekend. I’ve gotten phenomenal reviews for it, and really believe it’s something everyone should read.
In the harrowing prequel to The Lost and Found series, three embattled Marines must deal with their devastating physical and emotional injuries in a world that seems to have turned against them.
When the rescue helicopter crashes into his convoy in Iraq, Marine First Sergeant Duncan Wilde struggles with the loss of men, his career and the use of his body. Things can’t get much worse. Until his fiancée decides she has to move on with her life, and that of her unborn child by another man.
Sergeant Chad Lowell knew when he went to war that it would come with a price. And it did. A young Marine under his command is killed by a landmine. Chad’s left with one less leg and a mountain of recriminations. That doesn’t mean he wants to be a pitied by every female he comes in contact with.
Gunnery Sergeant John Palmer is furious at the hand he’s been dealt. He’s served his country faithfully, if not without antagonism, for many years. Now they’re turning him out like a relative who has overstayed his welcome. And, since he’s not even a real man anymore, maybe it is time to move on permanently.
Can these wounded warriors use a friendship borne out of adversity to form a partnership rescuing others? And can they find real love in spite of their challenges?

John Palmer Update…And a Taste…

I know a lot of you are waiting on pins and needles for John’s book to come out, titled Embattled Hearts. I thought I would assure you that it will be out this month. It’s complete, being edited and beta-read as we speak, cover is ready to go. So, I thought I would give you a little taste to whet your appetite…

She handed a small gray bundle of
fur to John. “This is the runt of the litter, and I try to feed her a little
more than the others.”
John held the kitten awkwardly in front
of him. The young cat’s paws batted the air, looking for something to claw
into.
“No, no, hold her against you,
like this.”
She settled his hand against his
chest and shaped his fingers around the little creature’s bottom.  Shannon didn’t even realize how close she had
moved to John until she looked up and found him staring at her. Hard. With
those heavy black brows furrowed and his dark eyes full of burning emotion.
“Sorry,” she mumbled and pulled
away quickly. She snatched another kitten out of the box and tucked it under
her chin.
John’s kitten started to purr.
“What’s it doing now?” he
demanded.
Shannon laughed at the ferocious
frown on his face. “Relax,” she told him gently, “he’s just purring. It means
he’s comfortable and he likes what you’re doing.”
John eased back in his chair and
eyed the cat.
“Haven’t you ever had a cat?” she
asked him curiously.
John’s face lost all expression,
and a subtle tension eased into the air. “No, I haven’t. Animals weren’t
allowed at the boy’s home where I grew up.”
“Oh.” Shannon felt like a heel as
the revelation about his childhood settled into her. It explained so much of
who he was.
“I didn’t mean to dig things up,”
she told him finally.
John shrugged and stroked the
kitten on the top of its head with a huge finger. “No big deal. You didn’t
know.”
“So, have you ever had any pets?”
she asked finally.
John shook his head. “None. There
was a stray dog I used to toss scraps to outside my window at the orphanage,
but he wasn’t around very long before the pound caught him.”
Shannon felt her eyes fill with
helpless tears. How very sad. No animals in his life at all, and the one small
contact he had destroyed by the dog catcher. She couldn’t imagine not having
animals in her life. She still had three horses at her parent’s house in
Colorado Springs she needed to decide what to do with. And she had always had
animals in her life. From hamsters and hermit crabs as a child to horses and
cattle she showed in 4-H in her teenage years. Actually, she couldn’t remember
ever not having an animal in her
life.
John fondled the kitten around the
ears, and the little animal purred just as loud as she could, her eyes slitted
shut in rapture. Shannon knew she would do the same thing if John handled her
that way too.
“She really likes you,” she told
him softly.
John made a non-committal grunt,
but he continued to run his big fingers gently over her coat.
“You know,” Shannon murmured. “I’m
going to have to find homes for these before too long.”
John immediately held the kitten
out to her. “No, thank you. You’ll find a better home for it than with me.”
Reluctantly, she took the dangling
kitten from his hand. She wouldn’t push him on it. They wouldn’t be ready to
wean for a couple of weeks yet anyway. Setting the two gently in the box, she
turned back to John.

And caught him as he glanced away from her ass.

If you haven’t read Embattled Road yet, I strongly suggest you do to get a feel for the men.

AND! If you’re not on the newsletter list, you need to be!!! They’re getting the first glimpse of John’s Cover TOMORROW!!!

Porno Writing Grannies and a #FREE Erotica Book

Ok, I have to tell you about 2 books out today that are, quite simply, just wonderful.
The first is by my very good friend Robyn Peterman. It’s her first book, and I can only say I have never read anything as downright funny as this book. I  laughed so hard that my husband had to come in and check on me. No Lie!
Check it out- This is the first crazy paragraph.
     “If you handcuff a woman to a headboard, you need to use fur-covered cuffs. Otherwise you’ll rub all the skin off her wrists during rough sex and she’ll bleed like a mother-fucker. Blood is just not sexy unless you’re writing paranormal.” The gal with the lesbian haircut delivered that little nugget with gusto.
What a great hook! And the book is just as fabulous. Here’s the blurb.
What happens when an accountant decides to grab life by the horns and try something new? Apparently a pirate named Dave, a lot of pastel fleece, and blackmail—just to start with…

Visualize and succeed, Oprah said. I was sure as hell trying, even if my campaign to score a job as the local weather girl had ended in a restraining order. Okay, TV was not my strength. But a lack of talent has never stopped me before. Which is why I’ve embarked on a writing career. I mean, how hard can it be to come up with a sexy romance?
Leave it to me to wind up in a group of porno writing grannies who discuss sex toys and apple cobbler in the same breath. Also leave it to me to leak an outlandish plot idea to a bestselling author with the morals of a rabid squirrel. And only I could get arrested for a jewelry heist I didn’t commit—by a hunky cop whose handcuffs just might tempt me to sign up for a life of crime. Maybe I’ve found my calling after all…
The second book is by another friend of mine I know from Decadent Publishing. It’s a very, VERY, sexy spanking erotica piece. AND IT’S FREE!!! I read it this morning and could not put it down. Totally different than the first but just as good.
Mona Whitman is in for it. Her boss has promised severe punishment the very next time she arrives late for work and the hour she spent fantasizing about him has put her job in jeopardy. If only she could come up with an alternative to firing…a punishment they might both enjoy…

Randolph Marks, business tycoon by day, dungeon Dom by night, is in a quandary. His favorite employeeis late for work again and he must go through with his threat of retribution. But how to go about it without crossing a line and violating good business practices? He couldn’t possibly get away with spanking Miss Whitman.
Seriously, you need to pick up both these books. Fantastic reads, both of them.

The Embattled Road is FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW!!!

I’m getting ready to start releasing my disabled veteran series soon, and this is the prequel of the series. It’s not a standard romance, in that, there are no heroines in this book. It’s all about the men’s struggle to come to terms with major life changes when they’re injured in combat. The first book of the series is projected to release in February.

And the prequel is free on Kindle today 01/10/13 and tomorrow 01/11/2013! Click on the cover or this link to download.

Blurb- In the harrowing prequel to The Lost and Found series, three embattled Marines must deal with their devastating physical and emotional injuries in a world that seems to have turned against them.

When the rescue helicopter crashes into his convoy in Iraq, Marine First Sergeant Duncan Wilde struggles with the loss of men, his career and the use of his body. Things can’t get much worse. Until his fiancée decides she has to move on with her life, and that of her unborn child by another man.
Sergeant Chad Lowell knew when he went to war that it would come with a price. And it did. A young Marine under his command is killed by a landmine. Chad’s left with one less leg and a mountain of recriminations. That doesn’t mean he wants to be a pitied by every female he comes in contact with.
Gunnery Sergeant John Palmer is furious at the hand he’s been dealt. He’s served his country faithfully, if not without antagonism, for many years. Now they’re turning him out like a relative who has overstayed his welcome. And, since he’s not even a real man anymore, maybe it is time to move on permanently.
Can these wounded warriors use a friendship borne out of adversity to form a partnership rescuing others? And can they find real love in spite of their challenges?
I sincerely thank you for taking the time to read!
JM

My Holiday Gifts to YOU!!! Gift Card, books and swag!

I love Christmas. I really do. And when I’m asked about my favorite story, one in particular always comes to mind.
When my son was about five, we lived in Ohio in this beautiful multi-level cedar sided house. It had decks on both ends of the house. That year, we had our Christmas Tree in the sun-room on the south side of the house.
At five, our son was curious about Santa. He was worried that the reindeer wouldn’t be able to land because our roof was shrouded in trees. We promised him that the reindeer would make it work. They’d get Santa here somehow.
Christmas morning we woke up and had our celebration. After a little while, my husband stepped out to the deck for firewood. Within a few seconds he called me out to look at what he’d found.
Reindeer prints in the snow! They were deer prints, of course, (I think) but it so totally backed up our street cred with our boy when he saw them. Santa and the reindeer had made it to our house!
The deck was 2 stories up! If you look in the background, that’s my jeep down below.
Check out the pics! I do apologize for the quality- these are pictures of pictures, but I think you can get an idea.

The even crazier part is where these prints actually were. This side of the house was set into the hill, and the deck was L-shaped. The ‘reindeer’ walked UP four steps then turned the corner of the L. We couldn’t believe them when we saw them. 
So, that’s my Christmas story. It added some unexpected magic to the day.
Real quick, I have to mention I have a new release! It would be a wonderful gift!
In the harrowing prequel to The Lost and Found series, three embattled Marines must deal with their devastating physical and emotional injuries in a world that seems to have turned against them. 
When the rescue helicopter crashes into his convoy in Iraq, Marine First Sergeant Duncan Wilde struggles with the loss of men, his career and the use of his body. Things can’t get much worse. Until his fiancée decides she has to move on with her life, and that of her unborn child by another man.
Sergeant Chad Lowell knew when he went to war that it would come with a price. And it did. A young Marine under his command is killed by a landmine. Chad’s left with one less leg and a mountain of recriminations. That doesn’t mean he wants to be a pitied by every female he comes in contact with.
Gunnery Sergeant John Palmer is furious at the hand he’s been dealt. He’s served his country faithfully, if not without antagonism, for many years. Now they’re turning him out like a relative who has overstayed his welcome. And, since he’s not even a real man anymore, maybe it is time to move on permanently. 
Can these wounded warriors use a friendship borne out of adversity to form a partnership rescuing others? And can they find real love in spite of their challenges?
Now, on to the prizes!!!
Tell me about your most favorite Christmas story. One person who leaves a comment will win a $10 Amazon or B & N gift card, a free download of ANY of my books and a gift pack of swag. The swag bag is for US residents only, but the GC and download can be for international residents. If you ALSO sign up for my newsletter, your name will be entered 2X! I will draw the winner December 17th.
And don’t forget about the GRAND PRIZE!!!
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Be sure to leave your email!!!! That’s how you’re entered! And click the hop button at the top to return to the list. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

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