Saturday, October 24, 2015

Goodbye, Sweet Summer

Now that summer's over, what the heck did I do with my time?  Well, besides the DJ, I spent time on my never-ending quest for the perfect glass of sweet tea. If you're wondering what "sweet" tea is, it's tea with a lot of "real" sugar in it--no artificial sweeteners allowed. I'm talking old-fashioned cane sugar, stuff that you know is going to turn your insides to sludge as soon as the caramel-colored liquid crawls down your throat.  LOL.

And besides the DJ, I've been writing...and editing...and, from time to time, being besieged by that internal voice of doubt (IVD). Oh yeah, it springs up. But when it does, I wrangle it down to a muted roar. But, you may ask, what helps that IVD move from the forefront to the background?

For me, it helps to read what I've been working on before, to read scenes that I adore, to go back and read the synopsis, or at least a draft of the synopsis. This pulls me back into the story and kicks my creative spirit into overdrive and before long, I'm back at the least until the need for sleep makes my forehead hit the keyboard.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Editing Software

In my quest to give my editor the cleanest manuscript possible, I stumbled upon the following blog post by Wendy Van Camp.  She lists the pros and cons of various available programs from $0.00 to a cost of $6.99.

No Wasted Ink

I never heard of two of them (namely Unsuck-It and Heminway) and am anxious to try them out.

Monday, March 30, 2015

In Praise of Donna Hill

Have you ever read a novel by the illustrious DONNA HILL?  If not, you're missing out on a wonderful storyteller.  Ms. Hill was recently mentioned in USA Today

What's my favorite?  I'm a fan girl of many fantastic authors and Donna is no exception. She's written so many fantastic books and novellas. I can't choose a favorite one.  Let's just say, my keeper shelves have multiple novels by Donna Hill.

Hats off to this wonderful writer and if you haven't read any of her books, do so. You won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Carole Mortimer

Is anyone else enjoying the Alpha series by Carole Mortimer?  She’s one of my all-time fave authors. I still have some of her earlier works.  Carole’s stories had the “good parts” and I could only sneak and read them.  LOL.

Check out the fantastic interview at RT Book Reviews about her new release, Shadow Alpha, HERE. 

Monday, March 02, 2015

Delilah Devlin

Please stop by and visit me at Delilah Devlin's blog.  I'm posting about my passion for reading. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kissing the Highlander

Today is the release day for two of my critique partners, Terry Spear and Vonda Sinclair.  Kissing the Highlander features five novellas from Terry, Vonda, Vickie Roberts, Eliza Knight, and Willa Blair.

Peep this beautiful cover and read the blurbs below.

His Wild Highland Lass by Terry Spear

Lady Sorcha Barclay fled her brother-in-law's castle because of his unwanted advances. An awe-inspiring circle of standing stones captures her attention and she captures the attention of the laird who owns the land.

Laird Ronan Daziel takes Sorcha to his castle to protect her and give her a home. Before long, he wants much more. He's duty-bound to take a wife whose clan wishes an alliance with his. So why does he long to have something more? Everyone loves the lass as much as he does. But he has pledged his loyalty to his clan. Taking Sorcha to wife could lead to battle on several fronts. How can he wed another when she stole his heart from the first moment he laid eyes on her near the ancient standing stones on his lands?

The Highlander's Charm by Eliza Knight

They should be enemies… But passion and love know no bounds.

Returning from battle to England, Samuel de Mowbray discovers that his two younger sisters have been stolen by Highlanders. Determined to save them from vicious warriors, he convinces the king to send him north. While there, he discovers that his loyalties are wavering and that a headstrong, feisty lass could destroy everything he believes.

Catriona Buchanan must travel north to ask for help in saving her brother and ridding her castle of brutal English knights. Unfortunately, to do so, she must trust in the thing she mistrusts the most—an Englishman. Minute by minute, the man who should be her enemy breaks down her defenses. There is something different about him and she can’t help but be captivated by Samuel, and his steamy kisses.

Heart of Stone by Willa Blair

Riding home after two years away, Gavan MacNabb encounters a lass and her deerhound in a moonlit circle of standing stones. Little does he know the garland of bluebells she weaves and the spell she sings will change the course of his life.

Marsali Murray doesn’t really believe the old wives’ tale that making a chain of bluebells by the standing stones under a waxing moon will bring true love, but she’s desperate to try anything to escape the boring, everlasting sameness of her life.

Gavan has already seen much of the world denied to Marsali. He’s ready to settle down. She is eager to spread her wings. Can they find what they need with each other?

Kilts and Kisses by Victoria Roberts

Since the deaths of her parents, Ceana Gunn has lived in the shadow of her uncle and his family. She wants nothing more than to see her clan the way it was when her father was still laird. But her uncle has other ideas. Ceana soon discovers that the only refuge to be found is in the last place she expects—the arms of her enemy.

Luthais MacKay wants to be left alone. His only interest is training his prized hawks. He certainly doesn’t have time to listen to the petty squabbling of his clan when his father travels to Edinburgh and leaves him in charge. But when Luthais discovers a mysterious woman on his lands, he’s determined to unravel her secrets…one layer at a time.

My Captive Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

Can unexpected passion and a little ancient magic turn enemies into lovers?

During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries. She knows she is daft to fall in love with this captivating warrior after one forbidden kiss but cannot help herself. With each visit from Maili, Shamus finds his thoughts consumed by the enchanting lass. Can he convince her to help him escape the dungeon and prevent the impending battle between the two clans?

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Kudos to Love Bits & Silk Ties for creating these beautiful banner for my current tour.  Aren't they absolutely beautiful?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at Molly Ann Wishlade's blog

Saturday, January 24, 2015

GIVEAWAY - $25 Amazon Gift Card

Are you salivating with anticipation?  Click on one of the sites listed in the Blog Tour posting (today's previous post) to enter the giveaway.


Blog Tour! January 19 - 31, 2015

My first blog tour.  I"m no longer a virgin.  Don't know how I feel about that.  LOL.
Check out the wonderful places kind enough to guide me on my journey:

Nana Prah's Blog

Monlatable Book Reviews

Love Bites and Silk Ties

Author Deborah A. Bailey's Blog

Romance Novels in Color

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review for Painted Passion!

Here's a review for Painted Passion by Monlatable Reviews:

PAINTED PASSION is a sexy and engrossing page turner. Hunter created a story with realistic characters that makes you root for love to triumph over grief and regret. Trella is a strong woman with a passion and talent for painting. After losing her husband in a violent and tragic way she has returned to her home in Phoenix. After years of being away and handing off the responsibility of watching over Trella to his cousin Miguel, Carlos is back and his feelings for his ex-partner's wife are as strong as ever. 

Trella and Carlos have unfulfilled feelings for one another which they both want to deny. They are both hesitant to take a chance on a relationship together because of their connections to Louis. However the danger that her deceased husband faced has surfaced again and it's now up to both Trella and Carlos to get justice for Louis' death and make Trella safe again. 

The secondary characters in this one are interesting as well and I hope that Hunter ends up giving several of them their own books too. PAINTED PASSIONS was a quick and very satisfying read with diverse characters, a good storyline, and plenty of steaminess!

Friday, January 09, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

My resolution is to NOT make any this year. Why not?  Well, I rarely keep them. In fact, in the past I've usually forgotten them by March.

So what will I do instead why y'all are enjoying new gym memberships? 

Besides, dancing my a$$ off to my new Latin dance mix, I have a number of writing projects to complete.  Plus, there is the occasional urge to improve my home due to watching too many HGTV shows. Darn channel should come with a surgeon general's warning:  may cause unnecessary stress by trying to replicate professional outcomes with amateur abilities.

Despite my lack of involvement with resolutions, if you made any, I wish you all the best in reaching them!