Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Roll out

Anyone else have Ludacris in their head right now???

However, I refer NOT to Luda but my website!
Woot!
I'm live, dear ones.

You can find me at Inman Books.

Took me a minute to find a suitable background for the first page.  I'm fond of butterflies, and I liked one of the other pictures, but it was more Pioneer Woman than anything else.

But I tell you what.

That first page is of my desk--where most of the magic, and hair pulling out, happens.  I have a little bit of everything going on there.
First person to name three characters living on that wonderful desk will receive an autographed paperback of Captivation.
Simply comment on this blog.
That's it!

Best of luck.
And go poke around.

Always writing*




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful stories

Some of the most beautiful stories are songs.  Condensing an entire tale into three or four minutes is brilliant.
One of my favorites, after all these decades, is El Paso by Marty Robbins.  Released in 1959, before my birth, I used to listen to it with my Mom and sister on 8-track.  My heart would break at the end.  Every.  Single.  Time.
That's powerful.
You have CCR in '69 with Fortunate Son.
And one of my favorites from the moment I heard it:  Lose Yourself by Eminem.

Words can touch in so many ways.  You can set them to music.  You can roll out some iambic pentameter.  You can write 65,000 of them to create a story of your heart.

So let me know.
What are your favorite songs that tell stories that you'll never be tired of listening to?

Always writing*

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Captivation

I'm so excited!

I've published the first book in my Rivers' Sisters series.  
"Captivation" is Colleen's story.

Spencer Drake needs a model, and Colleen Rivers applies for the job. She’s near the end of her career, but this campaign, for Captivation perfume, calls to her. 
Except Spencer is no ordinary man. And Colleen is no ordinary woman.
They’re both hiding who they are, but Colleen stands to lose more than a job if the truth spills out. Colleen is part of a family of witches that has been hidden from the world for centuries. Spencer’s family tracks and records magic. The consequences are severe for unregistered beings.
Her family’s biggest secret becomes his only mission. 
A man used to getting what he wants rarely fights fair. But a woman with her world on the line never will.

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The books will publish in this order:

Captivation--Colleen
Conjuration--Heather
Fascination--Megan
Incantation--Paisley
Transformation--Grace, their mother.

I love these strong women and the stories they share.

Always writing*

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Overnight success

An oxymoron, if I've ever heard one.

Creative people, writers-singers-painters, dream of being "discovered".  You're out there minding your own, manuscript under arm, when you come across someone who just happens to read your work and offers you a six figure advance.
And you thought Cinderella was a fairy tale.

I love listening to people's stories.  The hot new artist that's been selling CDs out of his trunk for five years.  The painter who has had a brush in his hand for the past decade but just now has a showing at a large gallery.  The songwriter who has been writing for twelve years but now has a hit of her own.

It takes work.
It takes time.
It takes commitment.

I literally cringe when I see that I started my Rivers Sisters series in 2011.  SIX YEARS AGO.  And other works as well.  The last "save" date beyond five years makes me shake my head.
Time passes anyway.

Was rather a hard time for me so I understand why I didn't get back to it then.  But I DID get back to it.

You need to do the same.
Invest in yourself, and love what you do.

I'll be damned if I'm going to wait even another year to put my works out there.
It's my time.

Always writing*


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time flies

I should have known better.

I tell myself that I should probably try the traditional route of doing things.
When I really, so much really, shouldn't.

I've purchased a site where I will place links to buy my books and stories, both erotic and non.  I clung to doing it the "traditional" way for far too long, and the time passed anyway.
It left me...wanting.

I don't want to fit in the round holes.  I don't want to shave off my edges to be accepted.  I really don't.  So I believe I'll write as it suits me and place those offerings up in hopes of enticing like-minded individuals to read my words and escape with me.

Oh.
We will have the best time together.
I promise.

Always writing*