Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Goals, getting back to me!

Well, it’s been a while since I blogger for real, I mean something other than a blog hop notification, so here goes. I am starting out the New Year with some major differences in my life. I’ve given notice at my day job. My last day of work with them will be the 12th of January. I wanted to wait until after Christmas to give my notice. The weight of the world lifted off my shoulders the day I put the notice in. The next day I got my hair cut. Something completely different, and with it came a better attitude. You see, I haven’t written a single word in any of my works in progress in over 4 months. Somehow, and I don’t know how or when, I lost who I am along the way. Writing, it is me, it is the way I breathe, the way I live my day to day life. So, that being said, I am getting back to it, to the writing. I have some heavy plans for 2013 where my writing is concerned. My goals are as follows…I plan to release the following books in 2013, in the order in which I will be listing them. At this point, I want to thank my fans for their patience and as soon as I have dates of release for each one, I will let you know.

1)      Storm’s Destiny A Ravenwood Novel Book 2
2)      The Talking Fence (young adult)
3)      Meghan’s Acceptance A Ravenwood Novel Book 3
4)      The Pirate’s Daughter
5)      Corsets and Holsters
6)      Chester the Courthouse Mouse (kids Book)

The blurbs are as follows…

The talking Fence
Blurb - A new school, again. This one in her old hometown, and she shouldn’t be wary, though she is. Walking by the fence standing in the middle of the front lawn of the school Rhiannon noticed the fence covered in writings. She slowed and noticed it was nothing more than bad things about people she didn’t even know. The year had started without her, and she made her way to the office to register. Ninth grade was scary enough without being the ‘new girl’. She meets John and is instantly smitten, but is his attraction something other than it should be? Will Rhiannon show the entire school what she is made of, or will the rest of the school population win? Only the talking fence can say for sure.

Storm’s Destiny
Blurb – Women being attacked notwithstanding, Storm Whitmore, already married and expecting her first child finds herself immersed in a mystery that threatens those she loves. Her destiny is formed by the unthinkable actions of an unknown perpetrator. Carrying a child has seemingly turned her brain to mush, at least that’s how Damon, her loving husband sees it. She moves him into a guest bed chamber until he courts her properly. At a loss of how to proceed to please his wife, Damon pays a visit to Night Ravenwood, his best friend and Storm’s brother. Tragedy strikes and the family is rocked to the core. Can they pick up the pieces and bring their destiny together or will evil win out in the end?

Meghan’s Acceptance
Blurb – Meghan joins the Ravenwood family during a most troubling time for the country of her birth. Scotland is attempting to free itself from English rule and the hostilities are heating up. Her mother sends her to England, to her father in order to help save her life. Meghan meets with a mishap that brings her in direct contact with Storm Whitmore, both of them blissfully unaware of who they are to one another. Once the initial shock subsides, Meghan discovers she has a wonderful extended family and her father legitimizes her, making it possible for the flame haired beauty to marry well, and she isn’t short on suitors. A suitor from her home country comes to her in England begging marriage, at the same time an Earl makes his intentions known to win her hand. What will she do and is her beau from Scotland in danger? Will the drawing of her home keep her from true love or will her new family be enough to keep her safe?

The Pirate’s Daughter (no book cover)
Blurb – Princess Alvilda and Prince Alf bore one child, Gurid.  The pirate’s daughter is just as wild and strong willed as her mother was. She marries a prince of her choosing, tossing away all suggestions of her parents. She comes to regret the marriage but what can she do about it? She cares for her people and becomes a queen, getting there was one adventure after another. Once her husband is out of the picture, she takes lovers. Will she find true love or is the Pirate’s Daughter destined to rule alone?

Corsets and Holsters (no book cover)
Blurb – Reformed call girl Rachael goes in search of the man responsible for killing the man she loved. Huck was shot down by a gunslinger, a few nights later the saloon Rachael worked in burns to the ground. Everyone is thought to have perished. Rachael escaped with a few belongings in a trunk that she was able to drag out of the window and down the outside stairs. Donning tight pants, a white shirt and a black lacy corset over the shirt, she sets in motion a plan to find and kill Hucks murderer. Along the way, she meets up with Greyfeather, Huck’s friend, a indian of the Cherokee Nation. Taking Huck’s pearl handled colts, she shows Greyfeather that she can handle a gun, and shows him she holds other attributes that will work to her advantage as a bounty hunter. Does Greyfeather show her the real meaning of love or is her love for Huck too powerful to throw away?

Chester the Courthouse Mouse (kids book about the court system done with Animal characters) (no book cover)
Blurb – Chester is a lawyer, and it is his job to try to defend a burgler who got caught stealing. Judge Wallawits, a mole listens to Chester and Millary the Squirel (the prosecutor) as they lay down the evidence. The bailiff, Riley Ratfield, has to bring order to the courtroom when the defendant starts trouble.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Evernight Publishing Holiday Blog Hop, Prizes galore!

Welcome to the Evernight Holiday Blog Hop!
We love the holidays, we love making our readers happy and we love giving away swag. What better way to do that than to hold a blog hop?

Here's how it works... the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each site on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering an iPad 2 as the grand prize! To be in with a chance of winning the site prize simply follow the blog you're visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning that iPad 2! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page!/evernightpublishing. Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you've done so.
Happy hopping!

Leave a comment below and you might win a copy of The Bride's Journey, one of my historical romance's through Evernight Publishing. Here is a snippet of it for your enjoyment.

The Bride’s Journey
Bereft of his heat, Abby shivered slightly staring at the door.  What must he think of me now. I am nothing but a wanton woman, pushing myself on a man who doesn't know me.  Oh my, what things he made my body feel, I wanted to burn with it, yet there must be more to it than what I was feeling.  But what more could there be?                                  
Abby entered her room, locking the door she leaned up against it and sighed. Her heart was still fluttering so she took a couple of deep breaths trying to calm her thoughts. The bed seemed to call her name, her lids getting heavy as she made her way across the room. Maybe a good night’s rest will clear these ridiculous notions from my head.              
She removed her robe, draped it over the end of the bed and climbed beneath the sheets. Her night rail proved too warm, sighing she got out of bed and removed it.  Abby placed it on the end of the bed with her wrapper and slipped under the covers, the cool linen luxurious against her soft skin. She snuggled into the down feather mattress and took a deep breath. I can almost smell him. My friends were right, men have a most fascinating smell. The pillow she had laid her head on smelled lightly of lavender, and her hands smelled of Benjamin, smiling, she slipped into a restless sleep filled with dreams.
His hand reached for her, tipping her face up for his kiss.  Abby molded herself to his body, melding them into one being. She wrapped her arms around his neck, arching her back begging for more.  Benjamin picked her up, carrying her to the bed, deepening the kiss, eliciting small moans from the back of her throat.  Never breaking the kiss, he laid them down stroking her body freely. Tweaking one nipple in his fingers, his lips left her mouth, blazing a white hot trail down her neck to the other nipple. Sucking it into his mouth he suckled there and was rewarded when she threw her head back catching her breath.  Smiling, he chanced a glance at her face before letting her nipple go to kiss her ribs and stomach.  Abby was wriggling upon the sheets when his mouth took possession of her most private parts.  Benjamin slid his tongue through the golden brown curls hiding her treasure and found the hard little nub that would bring her the greatest pleasure known to womanhood. He lightly nipped the rosy bud before delving deeper into her, stroking his tongue up and down her moist slit.  One hand stroked her while his tongue journeyed in and out of her shaft, the other hand never having left the nipple he played with.                                                      
Abby moaned loud enough to have awakened herself. She was breathing heavily while one hand was stroking a hardened nipple and the other was between her legs, soaking wet.  Jerking up in bed, she brought her hands out from under the blankets as her body, hot and sweating, shaking.  Oh my, what on earth was all that? A quick glance about the room proved she was alone; Benjamin wasn’t there. Gasping, she collapsed upon the pillow, her cheeks pink and covered herself completely before finally slipping into a restful sleep.

The Bride's Journey is available now for purchase from Evernight Pulishing and Good Luck.

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