UGh, my disappointment knew no end last week when my flight was delayed due to lightning and storms then delayed, delayed and well…you get the pic. I tried one airline after another to get there but it just didn’t happen. I’m sorry for all the readers and fans I planned to see as well as authors. Now I feel like I need to sign up next year and arrive two weeks earlier so murphy’s law can’t screw with me The pics from the conference were amazing and my writing bestie MK Eidem was awesome giving my books out since I’d already shipped them ahead. Nothing to do but move forward.
This means in a few days, I’m going to do some small giveaways to handle the swag and gifts I’d planned to use at RTC. Keep your eyes peeled.
Want more info about my novella in the upcoming Embrace The Romance (PISA 2)anthology? You’re in luck because I’m in the mood to share about my pet in the story Wired for Love. 🙂 I went with a dog because I’ve always had a dog and absolutely love them.
Bogan, my cyber pet, is based off the Belgian malinois breed. I learned about them when I was scrolling the net for which dog to choose and everything I read made me like them all the more. I also got lost in the world of youtube watching videos about them. (note to self- stay away from youtube when writing.) LOL. Anyway below is a small snippet. Enjoy!
Instead of coming toward him as he’d commanded, Bogan alerted, tail straight out and body angled at the window. Hunter stood and crossed the space to place a hand on the war mongrel’s head. He and the others soldiers had learned the small physical contact would sometimes comfort the animals when they appeared on edge.
Bogan didn’t relax.
Hunter crouched beside him, hoping to connect, but Bogan avoided his gaze. Deliberately. Frustration mixed with empathy bubbled up for the animal who no longer had a handler. He didn’t need this.
Trying to puzzle it out wouldn’t get Hunter anywhere and the more he waited, the more agitated Bogan grew, letting out another low whine.
All at once the obvious answer came to Hunter. Only one thing, one person could have caused the war mongrel’s strong reaction.
Whew! I do love this story 🙂 So if you want to see what else happens make sure to order your copy using the links below as well as fantastic sci fi romances from my fellow authors.
I’m a bad author and haven’t updated my blog in a bit. My apologies. Quick update is that Rydak’s Fall is pretty much finished but I’m going through fixing all the parts from my massive rewrite a while ago then it goes to the editor. I had to take a break from listening to the audio for Rise of the Shadow Warriors audio (Warlords) but I’m back on it. Look for an announcement soon.
Upcoming book conference is Romancing the Capitol (Ottawa Canada) hosted by Eve Langlais. I get to connect with readers and authors I’ve only chatted with online. If you’re from Ottawa or close, the signing is August 5th at the Holiday Inn Kanata from 2p-4p. Come out, I’d love to meet you 🙂
I’ll be without internet soon as we switch providers but the plan is to blog more again and I’ll get a preorder up for Rydak as soon as I have it ready
I rarely blog on the weekend but I’ve been trying to minimize my time on social media to get things done and finished. I’ve got auto post on FB, twitter and Instagram going and still feel like I don’t have enough time. I feel like I need a clone. Oooh, story idea. LOL. The audio system keeps saying Kyele’s Passion should be released on all retailers any day. As soon as I know, I’ll post it everywhere.
Well, wish me luck on getting Rydak done and ready for preorder. Here’s a weekend tidbit
Rydak’s Fall-coming soon
Meet the man behind the Jutak warrior.
Rydak knew he’d never have a Chosen. His empathic touch blessed and cursed him with the ability to read and sense the emotions of everyone he came in contact with. Until her. Lissi Alonson, sister to the Unit Leader of the Jutak warriors he respected and a woman he’d be a fool to fall for.
For years, Lissi had a crush on the elite soldier in her brother’s Unit but the proud Jutak ignored her every attempt to get his attention. Then one night changes everything and he’ll defy his personal rules to spend his life with her by his side.
How far will Rydak fall?
She stretched a hand toward him. “We can be friends, Rydak. If that’s all you have to give, I’ll be your friend.”
Head lowered, Rydak bit back a laugh. She sounded beyond sincere. He wanted way more than friendship. He wanted what he couldn’t have. And he wanted what everyone took for damned granted.
Rydak stroked her cheek one last time, black gloves to flushed skin. Warm and blood woman. He hated that she thought she needed to plead for something he would have died to give her. “You will make a beautiful Chosen one day.”
And January is almost done. I’ve been a bit absent but I promise its been work related. I lost editing notes on Love Like No Other audio and had to listen again to the last chapters to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Luckily my narrator is a whiz and I was able to get the finals to him and it should be coming soon. I also listened to the 1st chapter of Kyele’s Passion in audio and I love Kyele’s voice already. I think you will too 🙂 And continuing my efforts to convert my backlist, I am also listening and editing my Warlord audiobook Rise of the Shadow Warriors. Whew! A lot of listening going on.
On the writing front, I’m doing a mass reread of the Warlord Series to check details in Unexpected Bride to make sure I have my ducks in a row. Its taken way longer than I expected to finish this book but I want to love it and not just like it. That’s my wish for every book I write so the patience for those eagerly awaiting Saran is much appreciated. After the Warlord book I have Rydak’s Fall and then another Jutak warrior. YAY!
In no order, I’m also hoping to get out the next dragon book with MK Eidem, a sequel to Taste of Wicked and many more things that were pushed to a back burner during 2016.