Monday, March 23, 2015

Deadly Curses Blog Tour Begins!! Here is the schedule......


The blog tour has begun!! The schedule is below. Please visit me and Deadly Curses on tour. There is a rafflecopter giveaway so be sure to enter!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015
The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass
 Sharon C. Cooper, Just Thinking…

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
M.J. Schiller, Romance Author

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog
Mythical Books

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Romance Me

Friday, March 27, 2015
Paranormal Realms

Monday, March 30, 2015
Margo Hoornstra – Writing Inside & Out

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Authors’ Cafe

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Paranormal Dimensions

Friday, April 3, 2015
Romancing the Dark Side

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Christine’s Words

Monday, April 6, 2015
Nancy’s Novels
 Musings and Ramblings

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Author B. L. Blair

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
From the Pen of Mae Clair

Thursday, April 9, 2015
What Readers Want

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Finding Fantastical Books

Friday, March 20, 2015

Writing a Series....

I love to challenge myself when it comes to writing. I enjoy writing a novel (50k words plus), but I challenged myself by writing a novella. Much shorter, so I didn't have a lot of wiggle room. I absolutely enjoyed that! Next, I figured a short story in an anthology. Brutal and much harder. Yet again, I enjoyed the experience and it also gave me material to further write Antoine and Vivian's story.

So, how could I challenge myself once again? No safe writing for me. I went ahead and began a six book paranormal romantic suspense series (Magnolia Valley Series). Not only is it a challenge to write each individual story, but I need to have the overall series arc figured out as well. Not to mention keeping my characters straight ... and my town and surroundings. Seriously, I bought big poster boards, taped them together edge to edge and mapped out Acadia, roads, buildings, parks, cemeteries ... everything. If I don't have a map, I will never remember what the name of the restaurant my heroine's father owns and where it's located in relation to the police station. I would be completely lost.

What am I learning with writing a series? Well, first off, since book one is written, I can't go back and change anything in order to make books two through six work. I had set the stage and there are no do overs. It has released over on Amazon. Click here to grab your copy for $2.99 if you haven't done so already.

Two: I'm finding as I think of new and exciting stuff for my overall series arc, I have to incorporate them into book one. Not every single thing, but book one sets the stage. Very very important to keep that one in mind. That was no easy task. Not every single little detail as it would just give away the entire series. I need to keep some surprises of course.

Three: I have introduced every member of both the Moore and the Pacelli family in book one. Now I have to make sure if one likes the color blue in book one, then he/she had better still like the color blue in book four. I keep a detailed character sheet for every person.

And finally, in just one book, you have to make sure everything is tied up into a nice little bow ... all questions have been answered and/or settled. And there are quite a few for one book. I have to do that consistently over six books and ensure nothing is left hanging around at the end of book six.

I always like a challenge. After all, nothing can be gained without good hard work. I look forward to this long journey.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's Release Day!!!

Deadly Curses, my new paranormal romantic suspense and book one of my Magnolia Valley series has officially released today. This one is such a great story and it was so fun to write. I love learning about new things and I certainly did during this one.

Ciarra and Trent's story is just the beginning to Magnolia Valley's family, the Moores. The challenges that face them will be tough, and they will learn how family ties are tight knit when there are outside threats. All will come to a head when good faces off against evil in the end.

I am having a Facebook launch party today from 6pm-9pm EST (3pm-6pm PST) and you are all invited. Three hours of fun, partying, and prizes. The party is HERE!

If you haven't bought your copy yet, what are you waiting for? Buy here at Amazon. It's only $2.99.

Dr. Trent Moore’s life is complete-–a no-strings relationship, financial security, and great health-–until he is summoned to his father’s grave and discovers a grave robber stole one of his father’s bones ... a finger bone. From there, Trent’s seemingly perfect world spirals out of control. Strange occurrences happen, and the sexy lead detective informs him that a grief-stricken mother has placed a curse upon him. As his near-death experiences ramp up and he finds himself falling in love, he’s beginning to believe there may be some truth to it all. But will he run out of time before he can tell Ciarra he loves her? 

When Detective Ciarra Pacelli is assigned to a prominent judge’s suspicious death, she doesn’t know her little world is about to be turned upside down. She discovers other possible victims of a deadly Voodoo curse, one being the gorgeous and stubborn doctor. As she becomes wrapped up in protecting him at all costs, she finds she’s fighting against her developing feelings for him. Once she realizes she can’t, she gives her all in finding a cure against the curse that promises to take him away from her for good.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sexy Snippets Sunday

It's been awhile since I've participated in sexy snippets. But it's time to get back into the blogging scene and what a great way to begin!!

My sexy snippet is from my new paranormal romance, Deadly Curses, being released March 18th over on Amazon. You can secure a copy early here.


Trent has had a rough night being knocked down by what he believes to be the flu, but of course it is the Voodoo curse placed on him. He awakes to his sexy detective who has stayed the entire night by his side sleeping soundly and her head resting upon his bedside.

She slept soundly, her breaths slow and even. He couldn’t resist touching her silky hair. The tough detective was stunning. She had stayed by his side falling asleep near him holding his hand. Her light, floral perfume traveled to his nose. Sucking in a couple of savoring, deep breaths of her heavenly scent, he smiled despite the throbbing behind his eyes.

Oh yes, he loved her. 






Dr. Trent Moore’s life is complete-–a no-strings relationship, financial security, and great health-–until he is summoned to his father’s grave and discovers a grave robber stole one of his father’s bones ... a finger bone. From there, Trent’s seemingly perfect world spirals out of control. Strange occurrences happen, and the sexy lead detective informs him that a grief-stricken mother has placed a curse upon him. As his near-death experiences ramp up and he finds himself falling in love, he’s beginning to believe there may be some truth to it all. But will he run out of time before he can tell Ciarra he loves her? 

When Detective Ciarra Pacelli is assigned to a prominent judge’s suspicious death, she doesn’t know her little world is about to be turned upside down. She discovers other possible victims of a deadly Voodoo curse, one being the gorgeous and stubborn doctor. As she becomes wrapped up in protecting him at all costs, she finds she’s fighting against her developing feelings for him. Once she realizes she can’t, she gives her all in finding a cure against the curse that promises to take him away from her for good.

Read some other great sexy snippets from some very talented ladies over at the Nuthouse Scribblers

Saturday, March 14, 2015

New Release: Deadly Curses

I apologize for not having blogged in so long. I'm still trying to figure out the juggling game between a full time job, full time school, and of course full time mom and grammy. But I do have wonderful news. My new paranormal romantic suspense, Deadly Curses is up for pre-sale with an official release date set for March 18th. I'm so excited about this one as it's the beginning to my Magnolia Valley series. And I'm going on blog tour from March 23rd-April 11th. When I have the solid schedule I will post it. I present to you Deadly Curses:

Dr. Trent Moore’s life is complete-–a no-strings relationship, financial security, and great health-–until he is summoned to his father’s grave and discovers a grave robber stole one of his father’s bones ... a finger bone. From there, Trent’s seemingly perfect world spirals out of control. Strange occurrences happen, and the sexy lead detective informs him that a grief-stricken mother has placed a curse upon him. As his near-death experiences ramp up and he finds himself falling in love, he’s beginning to believe there may be some truth to it all. But will he run out of time before he can tell Ciarra he loves her? 

When Detective Ciarra Pacelli is assigned to a prominent judge’s suspicious death, she doesn't know her little world is about to be turned upside down. She discovers other possible victims of a deadly Voodoo curse, one being the gorgeous and stubborn doctor. As she becomes wrapped up in protecting him at all costs, she finds she’s fighting against her developing feelings for him. Once she realizes she can’t, she gives her all in finding a cure against the curse that promises to take him away from her for good.


Get your copy TODAY for $2.99 over at Amazon: Deadly Curses

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Please welcome Allyson Carter and her new release Buried Secrets






I am super excited to have my friend, Allyson Carter on my blog today. Her new romantic suspense, Buried Secrets releases TODAY! It sounds absolutely delightful! I've already went on over and bought my copy. You can buy your copy: Sweet Cravings Publishing & Kindle
 Here is the blurb and an excerpt.

Oh and hop on over to Allyson's website as she is giving away a free copy of Buried Secrets.



Blurb

A message from her dead husband turns Mary Cox’s life upside down. Someone wants to kill her and her daughter, Faith. They’ll stop at nothing to track her down. The only man she trusts is her best friend’s brother Jace, except, he lied to her before. Will secrets from her past destroy the life she’s made for herself or bring them closer together?
Just as Jace Smith begins to adjust to civilian life, a cry of help from the only woman he’s ever cared for sends him back into the heat of battle. The type where someone—may not come out alive in the end. Secrets are revealed and nothing will ever be the same again. He’d do anything to keep Mary and her daughter safe from the danger after them. But a secret from his past threatens everything. Can they ever get back what they once had or die trying?


Excerpt of Buried Secrets
“Jace,” she whispered.
“Yes Kitten. I’m right here.”
She shot up and looked at him with shock in her gaze. Confusion was written all over her face as her eyes darted around the room, landing on the clock and then back on him. He could almost see the wheels turning in her head on what he’d been doing in her room at this hour. She crossed her arms over her chest and it did nothing but draw more attention to her breast. He averted his attention and smiled at her to try and reassure her all was fine and nothing happened.
“What are you doing here?”
Silver streaks ran down her cheeks from where her tear had dried. He reached out to brush them away with his thumb, knowing they wouldn’t go anywhere. Her satin skin under his fingers called to him in a way no one else would. She took a ragged breath in and bit down on her lower lip. Sexy.
“I heard someone crying and went to check on Faith. She was sleeping and then I heard it again.”
“Me?” She blushed a bright red that traveled to her hairline and down her neck. He loved the way she did this so easily.
“Yes,” he answered and took a step back. Heat coursed through him and he didn’t trust himself not to grab and kiss her senseless in the moment. The innocent way she asked the question and reacted always got to him. She didn’t have a clue how she affected him or how pretty she was.
“I’m so sorry I woke you.”
“Don’t worry about it. What were you dreaming about?”
Her curls bounced from side to side as she shook her head. Panic filled her eyes before she looked down and he knew he’d not like the answer to this. Did she have a nightmare about earlier today or something else? He needed to know the answer so he could make her feel safe again. She looked down and mumbled an answer he didn’t hear and then crawled across the bed and stood up. She turned her back to him, shoulders bunched up with her hands shaking. She wouldn’t realize he saw this, but he had and even more than before had to get an answer from her.
Jace placed his hands on her shoulders. She pulled away from his touch. Burn. Talk about a way to wound a man. The best way to do that was to turn away from him when you need a shoulder to cry on. “Tell me.”
“No. I can’t.” She got off the bed and moved across the room.
“What could be so bad that you can’t tell me?” He asked and regretted it almost as soon as the words left his mouth. Closing his eyes he prayed silently for her to confide in him. She needed someone else in her corner besides her best friend. Who better than the man who loved her and wanted to keep her safe?
“Because,” she sighed and turned around. Unshed tears glistened her eyes. This tough woman had been tough and all together for too long and didn’t want to let go. Afraid. She was afraid to admit she needed help and to lean on someone again. He longed to have her fall in his arms and rely on him for a change. The urge chewed its way through his body until he didn’t think he could take it anymore.
“Because what?” he prompted gently as he he went to her.
“This man or group or whatever they are has the power to take everything I love away. They already killed Bruce and now seem hell bent on killing me and Faith.”
“I won’t let them get to you two.”
Mary snorted and raised a skeptical brow at him. He saw denial written all over her face. She didn’t think he could keep her safe. After she said she trusted him, those were apparently only words. “You can’t stop them all by yourself.”
He stepped closer.
“For crying out loud! You don’t trust me to do as I say I will.”
She huffed out a breath and met his gaze with a hard one of her own. Her chin inched up a little more to try and not to show any sign of backing down from her position. He took another step and watched surprise come into her eyes. That’s right.
“It’s not that I don’t trust you. I–just…


Allyson writes in the sweet, suspense, and Christian romance genres. In her books, you’ll find emotionally stirring story lines, along with suspense with faith mixed in. She resides in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia with her loving husband and four wonderful children, who put up with her love for writing. When not spending time with her family you can find her knitting, and watching way too many suspense shows and reality TV.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at her website

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: Deadly Curses Book One

It seems like I've been waiting an eternity for my cover art for my new paranormal romantic suspense, Deadly Curses. I tried hard to picture what it would look like, if a couple would be on it, maybe a little creepy looking, the colors used, background or no background, how the font would appear for both my name and the title, and of course would he/she understand what I was getting at by wanting a finger bone on it?

I think I may have driven myself along with others fairly nuts lying in wait. But finally, I've received my cover art and approved it. And here it is at long last:


Oh my ... I'm in love! First off, my absolute favorite color is purple. I never mentioned purple at all. I believe that was fate. Love the quirky lettering for the title. The hero resembles my hero and the same goes for my heroine.

Lo and behold, there is my finger bone :) Weird you say? Of course! That will make sense once you buy and read it in the fall. In the meantime, here's the blurb:

Dr. Trent Moore’s life is complete – a no-strings relationship, financial security, and great health – until he is summoned to his father’s grave and discovers a grave robber stole one of his father’s bones ... a finger bone. From there, Trent’s seemly perfect world spirals out of control. Strange occurrences happen, and the sexy lead detective informs him a grief stricken mother has placed a curse upon him. As his near death experiences ramp up, and he finds himself falling in love, he’s beginning to believe there may be some truth to it all. But, will he run out of time before he can tell her he loves her?

When Detective Ciarra Pacelli is assigned to a prominent judge’s suspicious death, she doesn’t know her little world is about to be turned upside down. She discovers other possible victims of a deadly Voodoo curse, one being the gorgeous and stubborn doctor. As she becomes wrapped up in protecting him at all costs, she finds she’s fighting against her developing feelings for him. Once she realizes she can’t, she gives her all in finding a cure against the curse that promises to take him away from her for good.