Hook of the week

This week I’m using a teaser from my upcoming release A King’s Revenge (Warlord Series Book 2.)


When you lose what you loved most…

Tarik Sabarn, King of Desani, thought he’d lost everything when his Queen was murdered.  In the years following her death, he gave up on love and focused on ruling his Kingdom. When he meets Lea at a United Alliance meeting, he finds what was once lost.

When you find what you’d always been searching for…

Lea never imagined a random night of passion would lead to answers she’d spent years searching for. After a night with Tarik, she learns more than she bargained for and finds love. But if she’s not careful, they’ll both lose out again.



“What kind of wager are we making?” She asked.

He stretched his legs under the table and their legs bumped again. Sizzling heat exploded in her core. Lea yanked her feet back severing the contact. Tarik smirked but waited until the waiter sat the drinks and left before speaking. “Let’s make it interesting. I hope I don’t offend when I suggest a small token. A kiss.”

Lea swallowed thickly. She’d kiss him and didn’t need a wager for it. Fiery heat scored her cheeks on the heels of the thought. Still she forced herself to meet his gaze. “Is the kiss the prize or forfeit?”

Tarik’s amused snort rewarded her. “We’ll call it both unless you have another suggestion.”

Absolutely not. With the way it stood, one of them would be kissing the other before the night was over and in her mind that made neither of them the loser.

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Done. On November 17th I typed the end on my #nano project. I think I came in around 50,206 words. I’ve immediately put it on the side to focus back on a novella I started that needs to be done by months end. Here’s hoping the muse from #nanowrimo stays with me and I can blow through the word count I have remaining on that story.


For fans of the Warlord series, have no fear. I’m working to get Tarik to you before the months end.


#Nano Day 14

Really? 14 days into nano? When did that happen? I think my heads been buried so far in the laptop that I missed the pressure of performing and watching the calendar fly by. Seriously, I’ve never written so much, so fast. I’m at the halfway point of the month and I should be hearing crickets but my muse is whispering in my ear consistently. She must know its Thanksgiving this month and has decided to be charitable. LOL. In terms of update as far as my word count is concerned, I have 42k. Yesterday was just shy of a 10k day. The ideas and story flowed fairly quickly. I spent a lot of time cheating this week and re-reading what I wrote to make sure it still made sense. That’s a nano no-no but I’m glad I did. There were a few details I left dangling and probably the reason I had such a banner day yesterday when I wrapped them up.

I’m 8k shy of the 50k goal. If I hit it this weekend, I plan to set it on the side, do the edits and fixes I got back on A King’s Revenge in hopes of getting it out to readers hands this month. After that I have to dive right back into a novella I’m working on for December. The novella is not a part of the Warlord series but may feature a character from my nano project if I can work it in :)


#Nano Update #Nanowrimo day 9

This year it seems like nano is flying by rather quickly. We’re already 9 day into the national writing marathon and have 2 weekends under our belt. I definitely made up for the sluggish week with a great word count on Friday and Saturday. Of course, Sunday wasn’t as good to me and I closed out with 1800 words bringing my total word count on this project to 29k. The story is rolling along nicely and I’m getting in to the bones of the plot and the romance between my hero and heroine.

If I haven’t said it already, I’m working on a sci-fi and I LOVE my hero. His heroine is perfect for him. The only snag is that she makes jokes occasionally and I have to read them several times and debate removing them. Not because there’s anything wrong with them but because I am NOT a funny writer. At least I don’t think so. You’ll never see my write a comedic romance because I don’t think I can write a funny character or humorous situations but this heroine blurts out stuff and it fits. Even my hero has had a couple of moments where you look at him and go ‘bless his heart’. LOL. Southern style all the way. I’ve decided to let the characters play out as themselves and not force their interactions the way I want. Who knows, maybe others will think they have their funny moments to and I won’t have to duck my head in shame :)

To my fellow nano participants there is plenty of time for the story to break that holding point. Plenty of time for you to wrangle the scene in place the way you want to. 100 words are better than a blank page.

#Nano Update- 1 week

Oh nanowrimo why do I love thee? I think that’s my sarcasm font on. LOL. Alright-y, we’ve got one week under our belts for my fellow nano-ers. Um… or whatever we decide to call ourselves :) I started off FANFREAKINGTASTIC for the weekend and fell to a quiet dribble. Granted lost internet, got sick, had an election day, school closed day and 101 other excuses that I feel are completely acceptable to explain my shortage. So there.

But in all seriousness, I managed to write but I didn’t hit the large numbers from Saturday and Sunday. I think the average is 1667 words per day for all 30 days of November to hit the 50k word goal. IF you’re on target today should see you around 11,669 words on your work of genius. I’m coming in at 18k. Ahead yes but behind when you consider I was at 14,800 going into Tuesday. :(

Alas, ( I love that word) I’m still excited because it beats last years numbers so it gives me hope that I will be successful, I will hit the goal. Now how’s everyone else? Any write in scheduled for the weekend? huge word count goals? Share your nano success stories


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