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!
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…
fur to John. “This is the runt of the litter, and I try to feed her a little
more than the others.”
of him. The young cat’s paws batted the air, looking for something to claw
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.
away quickly. She snatched another kitten out of the box and tucked it under
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.”
eyed the cat.
asked him curiously.
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.”
the revelation about his childhood settled into her. It explained so much of
who he was.
she told him finally.
kitten on the top of its head with a huge finger. “No big deal. You didn’t
she asked finally.
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.”
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
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.
but he continued to run his big fingers gently over her coat.
going to have to find homes for these before too long.”
out to her. “No, thank you. You’ll find a better home for it than with me.”
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!!!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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