Saturday, December 29, 2012

Help a girl out!

If you will!!! LOL!! I'm being a beggar today. Hoping that anyone who has read my books will be willing to click on one (or all if you're feeling unbelievably generous) of the links below and give me a review. I'll appreciate you forever!!! If for some reason these don't work the links are available in the sidebar of the blog except for the goodreads one!

Breathe at B&N

Breathe At Amazon

Breathe at goodreads

Marked at Amazon

Marked at barnes and nobles

Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Extravaganza

It's a Book Extravaganza hosted by the Bookish Brunette and appearing at this unbelievable list of fabulous bloggers. (Thanks for gathering such a great group BB). And thanks to all those listed below who agreed to participate. Visit any of these sights to sign up for two prizes to be given away.

Blog of a Bookaholic
The Reader's Antidote
Novel Nexus Reviewshttp://
Night Owl Reads
Sliced Open Reviews
Read and Reviewed
Books and Things Blog
Reading 24x7
Bornean Bookworm Reads
Books and Swoons
Anatea's Bookshelf
Behind A Million And One Pages
A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books
The Solitary
Walking on
A Diary Of A Book Addict
Reviewing in Chaos
Once Upon A Time
Fiction Predictions
Eternally Books
Fade Into Fantasy
Mama Knows Books
Promiscuous Diva
Rolling with the Moments
Mind Reading?
Darkest Addictions: Chronicles of a Bookaholic
Books Down My Pillow
A Dream Within A Dream
Lost in Fictional Worlds
A Soul Unsung
Paranormal Opinion
My Escape
Mom With A Kindle
Little Library Muse
Novel Nexus Reviewshttp://
Books of Love Blog
Ink Skies
Brooke Blogs
Sparkles and Lightning
Lust For Stories
Contagious Reads
Lovely Reads
GingerRead Review
Elegantly Bound Books
andrea heltsley books
Secrets of Lost Words
Little Book Star
Inkk Reviews
Chapter by Chapter
Paranormal Reads

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What's up now!

I thought I'd give an update on where I'm at right now with books and writing. I'm presently trying hard to get Book 2 of my werewolf series done. I'd originally planned to title it Relentless. But wow, there are an awful lot of books with that title. So I'm trying to come up with something else. I'm open to suggestions if anyone wants to give one. Also I'm busy getting organized to post links to my second book Breathe, the first book in my Atlantis series. Breathe is now live and available at Amazon and B&N and hopefully very soon at Ibooks.  I'll also, hopefully, have links to print versions of both books shortly. I'll be having a book extravaganza later this month, more info to come on that...well...LATER!!! There will be prizes!! So that's it for now but much more to come soon!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Where in I decided to write a werewolf book

Okay, so many moons ago. (LOL moons, werewolves) Anyway, I had the idea to write a werewolf book forever ago and many starts and stops later, I finally had it done. And now it's up and available. (With quite an awesome cover, I might add. Thanks Claudia at PhatpuppyArt!) But the idea really came to me when one afternoon I went to get my min pin boy from his kennel area where he stayed when we were at work. (He only did that for a short time. He has much nicer digs now.) So when I let him out into the yard he ran about as min pins often do and as we both went past an overgrown lane that led into the woods I suddenly saw a coyote cross the lane not twenty yards away from us. (I did mention I live in the woods right? As in no cable, no DSL woods) I was petrified. It might have even been closer than twenty yards. I mean he was right there!! So I scooped up my baby but even as we walked along I imagined that coyote just in the edge of the woods, watching us. Fine, so it was a coyote, not a wolf. But it was a REALLY BIG grayish coyote. And I thought... I want to write a werewolf book that's creepy like I feel creepy now with that big freakin coyote watching me. So maybe he wasn't watching, but I bet he was. He probably wanted my little boy for  a snack. So of course when I wrote the book it had to have a min pin in it. Inspired by the boy in puppy dog clothes. Yes, that's him in the picture. My inspiration for Beowulf in my book Marked. He is eating up his toy squirrel in this picture. But what he really loves are mice. He's a way better mouser than the cats!! And so that's how a werewolf book came to be from a coyote and a min pin. Only in my weird brain!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Authors After Dark NOLA

So I'm posting today from New Orleans where I'm having good times at the Authors After Dark conference. There are so many great authors and amazing readers here. It's been fun, occasionally tooooo much fun!!! But everyone here is so friendly and people will sit and and talk with you without a second thought. Just as proof here's a video of some of the awesomeness from the girls at Good Choice Reading and friends. Sit back cause this ROCKS THE HOUSE.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

At Last

So finally my young adult werewolf book Marked is available in ebook format at Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.  For now only the ebook is available. The print book will be a few more weeks. I'm busy working on my young adult Atlantis book which I hope to have available soon.  For now these are the only two sites but if you have another favorite site to get ebooks let me know and I will try and get on there. These were the two most familiar to me. Well back to work and if you decide to purchase and read Marked I hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

About Marked

I'm posting below a blurb about Marked.

Nightmares and sleepwalking haven’t made good bedfellows for Alexis Miller for the last year. Now that she’s been exiled to the swamps of Lebeaux, Louisiana to spend the summer with an aunt she barely knows, she’ll have to deal with the problem on her own. But Lebeaux has its own problems. People are dying here and no one seems to be able to stop it.
New friends and a new guy she’s falling in love with should make for a good summer, but Alexis’ nightmares and sleep walking are escalating and are populated with the wolves she sees lurking in the woods near her aunt’s home. The visions she’s seeing of blood and death have Alexis wondering what exactly she’s doing when she’s sleepwalking and the discovery of her aunt’s bloody shirt makes her question her Aunt Louise’s involvement in the recent deaths. Even the sheriff is giving Alexis accusing looks.
Before summer ends Alexis will learn an ominous truth. One that will change her life forever

Friday, July 20, 2012

Marked Cover Reveal

Today's COVER REVEAL DAY!!!! Thanks to the Bookish Brunette 45 fabulous book bloggers will be revealing the cover of the first book in my werewolf series. The book should be available as an ebook on July 23rd and in trade paper back on create space in a few weeks following that. I've reposted the cover here and you can visit the bookish brunette or any one of the other awesome bloggers (most are listed on her site under blog tour hostesses) to see the cover revealed with a blurb. I'll be posting more later on this blog!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

One of My Favorites

I was thinking about my favorite foods.  Now it's not like I have just one or two, but I'm choosing one that stands out to me today.  My go to dip is quick and easy. Everyone always likes it and wants the recipe so I'm putting it up here just in case anyone reads this and suddenly realizes.. "crap, I've got to take something to work for that party". You can take this. Just get a roll of Jimmy Dean sausage (yes, I believe it makes a difference so use the good stuff). Brown this and drain it. Then you can put it back in a pan or toss it in the crockpot and let it all cook slowly. To the sausage add one 8 oz. cream cheese, 8 oz sour cream, 1 can rotel. Heat until it's all mixed together and serve with tortilla chips. (right it's not good for your diet) I got this recipe from my sister in law and I love it. I'm ashamed to say I have been known to make it and eat it for dinner. So sad. It is generally well liked by most people and it's what all my co workers want me to bring whenever we have something at work. If you need a quick carry out for a party or get together try this. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, July 6, 2012

You'd think I'd Know This

Hmmm.  So I'd excitedly posted the covers of my young adult books I'll be publishing in July and late August/ early September. Today I was reminded that ummm yeah that wasn't exactly the thing to do. I'm working with the Bookish Brunette on...wait for it....cover reveals. So she emails me today to say that uh...yeah.. don't I think it would be a good idea to take my cover OFF my website, blog and Facebook since the WHOLE point of the cover reveal is to REVEAL the cover. Okay, what the heck was I thinking. Apparently, I wasn't. So I've taken my covers down. ( though I'm still struggling with that darned website). Anyway, I'll put them back up as soon as the cover reveals happen. My Marked cover will be revealed in a couple of weeks with the Breathe cover to follow shortly. Not sure why I didn't know this or realize this. Thankfully, the BB is on it!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sweet Sassy Pie

Sorry if you're looking for a recipe. You won't find that here. As you can see this is a different kind of sweetie pie! 

She wouldn't mind getting in a pie plate if you'd give her some pie to eat. Sassy is my little min pin rescue that I found in the spring of 08. My best friend and I were on a break between classes in nurse practitioner school and we were enjoying our favorite past time of cruising Petfinder. And there she was, at a shelter not far from my home. I spun the monitor around and said. "I'm going to get her." My friend questioned if my husband would agree to get her and I truly wasn't sure. I told her I was going to get the dog then just tell him she had "wandered up".  In the end I told him I wanted her. We weren't looking for a second dog, but he agreed to get her. She was still a little thin and very scared. Yet in just a few days she had my husband wrapped around her little paw. Sassy had been pulled from a home by the SPCA for abuse and neglect and had ended up at at a city shelter but had been picked up by a rural shelter that was no kill and they had put her on their Petfinder site. She's such a girl and someone was good to her somewhere because she wants to be in your lap every minute she can. Everyone who meets her loves her. She keeps us laughing all the time and has been such a special addition to our family. If you're considering getting a dog think about a rescue dog. Even if you're set on specific breed there are lots of breed rescues that often even have puppies. I can't imagine we could ever have gotten a more special dog if we'd paid a million dollars. She's worth a million to us. So that's my Sweet Sassy Pie.  Absolutely fabulous...and calorie free!!!!

Check here if you want to rescue a min pin!