Sunday, July 29, 2012

John Adams Quote

 "Let us dare to read, think, speak and write."

President John Adams, circa 1765: On October 30,
1735, John Adams, the son of a farmer and a descendant of Plymouth Rock pilgrims, is born in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS (Joseph Badger))

One of my more favorite quotes.

Happy reading and have a great Sunday!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2nd round of edits = DONE *YAY*

Other Kin Series Book 1 - Second round of edits are DONE and sent back to my editor!! YAY

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Being Yourself Quotes

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.  ~Raymond Hull

 Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.  ~Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  ~Judy Garland

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mercenaries of Neris MEGA BOOK Releasing...



All three books merging in one large Mega Book, *Squeal* I can't wait!!!!
I'm working on a book trailer, and just waiting for my most talented honey to finish up composing the music :-)

They came from different parts of the universe: Catrin Munroe,
a navy fighter pilot, gifted with visions and on the run from the alien race that abducted her; and Niko Arrian, a lord of Neris and mercenary warship captain, accustomed to women fawning over him and men cowering from a single cold glare.
When a vision guides Catrin to Niko, they find their lives
filled with a passion neither of them ever expected. Will Catrin learn to submit to Niko’s dominant ways, and will Niko discover the sweet art of seduction and clever manner of compromise?

A Lady's Challenge  
Lieutenant Trea Padame, is not only the second in command of the
mercenary warship Catalysts’ security division, she’s also hiding the truth that she’s a Lady.

First Commander Daniel Hedden of the Catalyst is a man who’s usedto men following his every command on duty and Trea following them in bed. Can the warrior in him find the way to free his heart of past memories, forgive Trea hiding her identity from him and let an ancient revelation come true? Or will he disregard all and face losing Trea forever to an enemy who’s set to take Trea and her village for his own?

When first commander Gage DaHee is called home to restore his family’s villa as Lord, he finds that betrayal within the walls of his childhood home have left one brother dead and another never to wake up.
Mieken SivNa, guard to his mother and long time childhood prankster, sends his blood raging both from fright when she’s wounded and lust the moment her violet gaze meets his head on.
Angered at the abuse of his mother and loyal warriors, Gage has no mercy for the cousin scheming behind his back to take his lands, especially when Mieken is kidnapped and learns of her delicate condition.
Will betrayal, duty and a yearning for independence ruin the best relationship either warrior has ever had? 
Have a great Sunday and Happy Reading!!!!

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Space Background of three books picture is "used with permission from Microsoft" 
Downloaded from the Microsoft Clip Art gallery 2012.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Best Friends Quotes - 07.18.12

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  ~Author Unknown

If you're alone, I'll be your shadow.  If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder.  If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow.  If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile.  But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.  ~Author Unknown

 A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

First Round of Edits...

For my new paranormal series Other Kin has been received!! YAY !! I can't wait to get to work on them!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Description of an Author

While updating my resume and applying for a new day job opportunity, I was asked to describe myself as a self - employed published author.

Of course I know what I do and I'd even described it several years back, but I wanted it fresh and up to professional standards.

I found a few good web sites that offered their description of a writer and then I worked the information into what I do as an erotic romance author. 

The first thing is while a lot of us use the terms 'writer' & 'author' as though they are one and the same, they are actually two different beings all together.

Writer is someone who writes a book or article.

Author is essentially the person who originated the idea, plot or content of the ms being written.

In my case I am both :-)

Writing is my passion, yet if I want my works published it is a business. 

So now I'm not only an author, but an accountant, marketer and deal maker.

So what is the description of an author :

              •    self-discipline and time management to organize
writing in conjunction with developing financial
management/self-employment skills;

             •    developing the technical skills of writing and maintaining originality;
             •    selecting subject matter;
             •    using literary skills to develop themes and story lines, while making characters and plots believable;
            •    research, including plot-lines, places, themes and characters;
            •    verifying the
content is realistic;
            •    submitting material for publication in the required and expected format;
•    communicating with publishers, editors, cover artists.
            •    encouraging and acting upon critical feedback in the most appropriate manner;
            •    being prepared to rewrite and revise work (often several times) following feedback;
•    working tight deadlines.

 I think these points not only describe what an author does from the writing aspect, but from the business aspect as well.   

If I forgot anything, please post it, I'm not perfect, just me.   :-)

I hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday and Happy Reading!! 



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Sunday, July 8, 2012

The last several days & some good reads...

 How I love Joan Rivers look on cleaning house...

Don't cook.  Don't clean.  No man will ever make love to a woman because she waxed the linoleum - "My God, the floor's immaculate.  Lie down, you hot bitch."  ~Joan Rivers

LOL. see what I mean, and like the unknown author...

Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.  ~Author Unknown

And how about...

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows the corners.  ~Irish Saying

Well my house cleaning is done. :-) Thanks to my honey and the teenager. :-) as I've been laid up for a few days. Not only did they clean, but went grocery shopping, and cooked dinner as well. Now you have to love that!! 

I've also been able to catch up on my reading with my NOOK color as I couldn't sit at my desk to write. (Now that was a killer!) A couple of hot blooded spicy historicals from  

Ellora's Cave.

                                   RULING PASSION

                               by: Katherine Kingston


                      Quickies - INSIDE LADY MIRANDA

                                        by:Sahara Kelly

They were both great reads!! Hence going to bed at 2 this morning. I didn't want to put it down until I was finished reading!!

Hope everyone has a great Sunday and Happy reading!!






Sunday, July 1, 2012

Taste of my October 2012 Release

*Smiles* Yes, a taste, a small taste of what's to come.

Releasing October 2012 with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, is my paranormal read:

Other kin - Book 1 - The Werewolf's Mate

Betrayal and fright caused her to run, a threat to her home town lures her back.

Welcome to Alston, Maine.  A place where different Other kin species have lived in peace and thrived for centuries.
However, there’s one major rule, if you leave and know of a threat to the town, you must come back in person to report all details.

Woodland Fairy Kalana Fairlawn, ran when she thought her soul mate and Lyken warrior Drake Roven had betrayed her on the night of their first mating, leaving her pregnant and vulnerable.

Nine years later darkness emerges that could threaten the existence of Alston and all the different Other kin species who call it home.

Can Drake overcome the hurt he lived through when he found Kalana gone with no word, only to have her show up with his daughter by her side?

*Squeals* I can't wait!! I'm sooooo excited for this release!!

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I hope you all have a great day and happy reading!!