Friday, July 29, 2011
I'm going to try to recapture some of those feelings this weekend. I'm off to play with some old friends. lol Have a fabullous weekend!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Hubby and I met an old friend for breakfast yesterday morning. We hadn't seen him in a decade and hadn't spoken to him in several years. Sometimes life gets in the way and sometimes friends need to take a step back from your friendship in order to fully become themselves at a new stage in their lives.
The wonderful things about your oldest friends is it doesn't really matter how much time has passed. We met with him, his family yesterday morning and it was as if we'd seen one another only yesterday. We talked nonstop for several hours. They are only passing through the city and only had a few hours to spend with us. We're hoping to see them again when they are on their way home. It was nice to reconnect again.
It got me to thinking about friendship. People come and go in our lives. Sometimes we have intense friendships for a short amount of time and other people are in our lives forever. Each friendship is different and special and should be cherished. Everyone who comes into our lives touches it in some way--for better or worse. And that's what life is all about.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
I just got my author copies for The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance. I'm thrilled to be included in this anthology with all these fabulous authors, including Lilith Saintcrow, Louisa Burton, Anna Windsor, Susan Sizemore, Michelle M. Pillow, Rebecca York, Charlotte Stein, Shiloh Walker, Victoria Janssen, Saskia Walker, Charlene Teglia, Cathy Clamp and more.
You can check out my story "Blind Date" when the anthology releases on August 23rd!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I decided I'd work on a short story before I started to rewrite my current WIP. I figured the break away from the book would be good for the revision process. I hope to finish the story today. Writing a short story is a challenge because of the low word count. The trick is to concentrate on one main scene and have the characters connect quickly. It's not always easy, but it's always fun. Figuring out their motivation and what they want is key.
So that means I'm back to pondering...
Have a great day!
Monday, July 11, 2011
I know I mentioned it on Facebook but I can't remember if I mentioned it here on my blog or not. If I already have, please forgive my lapse in memory. :) I signed and mailed off THREE new contracts. Two of them are for the next two books in the Legacy series from Samhain. Look for Quinn's Quest and Finding Chrissten early next year. The other contract is with Ellora's Cave for a historical Quickie entitiled Lady's Minstrel.
As well, I took some time off and went to my mothers for a short 2-day visit. Thankfully the weather was lovely while we were there and we were able to get out and do some exploring in the area.
Did the first round of official edits for Quinn's Quest with my editor. That interrupted my WIP but that's okay. I'm always happy to get edits done.
That leaves me back here at Monday morning trying to remember what the heck I was writing in my WIP last Tuesday, which was the last day I had a chance to work on it. I'll be back at the keyboard this morning tapping away.
But first I need my tea... (I know the picture says coffee, but I couldn't find one that says tea.)
Have a fabulous day!
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Isaiah Striker puts family first, the pack a distant second. Which is precisely the reason he’s in noisy, crowded Chicago instead of alone in his beloved woods. One look at the owner of Haven nightclub, however, and a simple favor for his brother turns into something else entirely.
Meredith Cross holds her small pack together with sheer determination. After years on the run, they hide in the glare of the city’s nightlife. Isaiah may heat her blood, but she can’t afford to risk the lives of the outcast half-breeds in her care. Once exposed, every bounty hunter and werewolf purist in smelling distance will hunt them down.
But when their sexual attraction spirals out of control, a moment’s distraction is all it takes to lead danger right to Meredith’s door. For Meredith there’s only one choice: her pack.
But Isaiah knows his mate when he sees her. And he’s not giving up without a fight.
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Archaeologist Olivia Fifield has spent her entire life trying to live down the legacy of her grandfather and his theories on a lost civilization. Her only link to this place is a set of amethyst bracelets that he left her when he died.
Now she is on the archeological dig of her life and has a chance not only to clear her grandfather's name, but to make her own reputation as well. But there are some who don't want her to succeed.
What she uncovers is not a lost civilization, but a totally different world. The amethyst bracelets are the keys that transport her there and into the arms of Tor and Dak, two warriors of T'ar Tal. But the future is anything but certain and only Olivia can decide the fate of them all.
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Monday, July 04, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
Be sure to check out all the latest news, my husband’s popular column—Confessions of a Romance Author’s Husband— an excerpt, and this month Author Amber Skyze stops by for a quick Q & A.
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