Monday, March 6, 2017

A Saint's Salvation

A Saint’s Salvation

Corporal Nicholas 'Saint' Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.

Petty Officer Angelina Jones' life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. She can’t believe that anyone would want her the way she is now. Digging up her courage, Angelina moves forward hoping against hope that she can live a full life again.

Crossing paths again brings their emotions to a full boil. A coincidence that will have them both reaching for their dreams.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Here's what I've been up to - and it hasn't been writing!

I haven't had as much time to write as I'd like! My daughter and granddaughter are moving back in with us. I've been busy tearing down plaster and prepping a room for drywall. You can see my progress. This was the first wall!
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Here you can see me in all my gear! Even with the PPE (personal protective equipment) I still had dust and bruises all over me from falling plaster! I looked like I had been beaten by elves!
Behind me you can see where the door used to be. We moved it years ago to put a second bathroom in the house.16230554_679875265526571_7224255753467461632_n
The most dangerous part was the ceiling. That's why I bought and wore the hardhat. Unfortunately they didn't have breast plates! Never had I had so many bruises on that part of my body, lol.
You can see the progress! The door and window trims have all been taken down and stripped. The floor molding will have to be done in place. It was put on with three inch nails that aren't moving! I'll be working on that today, along with calling a drywall man to see when he can come in and complete it. 
You can see the ceiling, windows and two of the walls! I'm leaving the lathe in place as it is heck to get down! I had to remove it in our bathroom, but never again! It will just add another layer of insulation. I'm good with that.
You can see how filthy I am at the end of the day! Mind you, this is after putting in at least 8 hours at my regular job and another 2-3 hours working on the bedroom. I definitely won't be using this as my author photo, lol!
Since I have about 2 weeks before they move back in, I need to finish this room asap! My books are on a holding pattern. Even if I'm not happy about it, family has to come first. Repairing this room will give the girls the two biggest rooms. My husband and I will be moving into the room we're redoing. The smallest bedroom at 15 x 13, it is still a good size. Not to mention it gets the best sunlight in the house! 

So, once they are back home, I'll be able to get on with my writing. I'm close to completing the edits I want on A Dragon's Treasure and then I'll send it off to a professional editor while I hunt down a cover. I'm hoping for a March release but realistically, it will probably be April.

Hope your Saturday isn't as busy or as dirty as mine will be!
If you're looking for something to read, check out my author page! One of my books, Stealing Hope has been reduced to $2.99. I also have a new release, Rise of the Dragons out for .99!
I'm clean in this picture! LOL.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Now at iBooks, B&N, Kobo and Amazon - Stealing Hope!

I like to sleep in a bit on Saturdays if I can, so this is a bit later! I have to work from 10-7 at our AMVETS spaghetti feed today, so lazed until I had to get up to get ready.

I finally have Stealing Hope going up at other distributors! Available this week for preorder, it goes live this Saturday-for my birthday!

The icons will take you to your preferred store, just click away! The price is now $2.99!
I'll get the international amazon links up as soon as I hunt them down.

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Stealing Hope

The apocalypse has come and gone. 
Those who survived learned to adapt. 
Dragons awaken to once again reign over the skies.

Upon eruption of a volcano, Ari awakens to a changed world, and a knowing that his dragon's mate is near. He saves her twice—once as a dragon, and again as a man—and wins her confidence.

Hope cried out, moaning, “just change me with pleasure?”
Hope is restless and unfulfilled until she meets Ari, the man of her fantasies. The sensual tension between them heightens with every touch. When their passion explodes, Hope gets pulled into the dragon's mating ritual...and into a world of erotic sensation she never dreamed existed but now cannot live without. The dragon binds his mate to him with a ritual that shows Hope her true nature in this humorous erotic romance.

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Ari stirred, sniffing the air. It was different again, cleaner. He wondered how many years had passed since his last awakening. He set his head back on his hatch mate’s back. Raising his head up again, Ari glanced around, his golden eyes whirling with color. He no longer had a desire to sleep.
Ari stood, sniffing and stretching. Looking around, he noticed some of his hatch mates also rising.
“It smells different.” Juevatorj rumbled. Her eyes were whirling, sparkling in the darkness of the cave. “It is clean.”
Ari sniffed the air again and rumbled in agreement. Crag stretched his wingspan to full-length. All around wings were stretched and tested. Air moved quickly with a half a dozen of them waking up to the world again.
“Not everyone is waking up.” Ari peered at the ones still curled up together. They blinked at those of them moving around and closed their eyes, not yet interested in the outside world.
Juevatorj bumped heads with Ari. “That’s okay.”
“Yes, that is okay.” A deeper baritone wound through the cave. All of those awake turned their heads toward the sound. “Come my little ones. I will explain.”
Ari, Juevatorj, Crag, Belisa, Hark and Rog lumbered off after the sound of the voice coming from a tunnel that wandered through the cave. At one point they had to swim through the lava. Warmth wrapped around them and they played until they were sharply called to follow. The second voice was a lighter tenor, firm and insistent; one they knew better than to disobey. At once, they ceased their games and continued the circuitous path, sniffing at the gold and silver, and collecting bits of colored gems they dug out of the walls.
Ari was the first to stumble out. Rearing back, he was shoved from behind, pushed into the light. His eyes whirled in the too-bright sun. He rolled forward, his momentum stopped by a rock. He and his hatch mates chirped in distress, the sudden light harsh against eyes that had spent centuries in darkness, relieved only by the glow of lava.
They all came to rest outside. Deep trilling came from their throats. Their sire and dam hummed at their less than graceful exit.
“Juevatorj, come out of the cave.” Their sire spoke and Juevatorj crept out, belly against the ground and head tucked low. “Do not be afraid.”  They had learned to trust that voice since before even hatching.
“Use your first lids, protect your eyes.” Their dam spoke.
Ari and his siblings rumbled happily. Her voice was one of their first memories in the egg. Their sire and dam spoke often to them, comforting them in the shell. Letting them know how wonderful they were, how beautiful and strong. They greeted them upon each awakening.
Ari blinked and opened his eyes again.  He discovered that the light was now diffused. He trilled in triumph, arching back and spreading his wings in joy.
His siblings learned to control the brightness, too. They bugled forth their joy. So much had been forgotten during their hibernation that they would have to relearn.
“Very good, my little ones.” His sire had a look of contentment on his face. “We can once again join in the world. We have been sleeping a very long time.”
“It is time to explore your new world.” His dam joined in. “We have watched over you while you’ve grown, and kept an eye on the world.”
“We can safely let you go. You need to explore. You need to learn the world around you again.” His sire nodded while he spoke. “The world has been purified. But there are rules you need to follow. You cannot be caught. It would endanger us all. If you want to see the humans, to meet them, you need to make sure you change first. We do not know if man has changed enough to accept us. You are the first group that has awakened. Remember to take supplies you might need to blend in.”
Ari and his siblings looked at each other and nodded. On occasion, he and Crag had snuck out and gone closer to the surface, curious. But in the past few centuries nothing had called to them, nothing more exciting than the lure of gold to add to their stashes, or digging raw gems from the earth. Now Ari’s senses tugged with an insistent pull towards the north.
Crag snuck similar peeks in that direction. They would explore together once more, like they had done as hatchlings.
“You all feel a pull.” They nodded at their dam’s words. “This happens when your mate is born. Follow the direction to where your heart pulls you. They might have years to go to be ready for you, so acquaint yourselves with the world around you.” She proudly gazed at them.
“Be cautious. Be careful. Your mates will need you to be strong and brave in this world. You must fit in to survive.” They nodded, taking his words to heart. Their sire cast a look, the look in Ari and Crag’s direction. “You two. Behave.”
Their dam shook her head, amused exasperation in her eyes.
Ari and Crag’s eyes whirled in amusement.
“Now, you need to explore. Fly over the area, look around. Have a meal, but avoid any humans you see.” Their dam instructed them.
“You do not need to change today. Feed and build your strength and stamina up. Your change will be strong and easy when you are in peak condition.”
“Sire, will they be dragons? Our mates?” Juevatorj asked.
He shrugged. “Maybe. It matters not. Once you mate, they will be.”
Juevatorj ducked her head. Belisa came and wound her neck with Juevatorj.
Crag came up and butted Ari in the head. Common playmates, Crag and Ari had been in plenty of mischief together. Hark and Rog would occasionally join in and the four of them had been kicked out of many places when they were just hatchings due to their rambunctious behavior.
Of all the siblings in the nest, the six of them were the closest. They had been the first half dozen to hatch by days, dragon nests sometimes taking a month to hatch them all. The first week together had bonded them. Though the girls were sometimes easy prey to prank, when they got mad, the boys ran for cover to their dam’s amusement. And so it had gone for years.
Some awakenings, they had explored the outside world but it had been many years. They were not proficient at changing, but well enough if they did it in private. None of them wanted to change in front of the humans. Chances were they would be killed if that happened. Those were the old stories and no one wanted to be the first to test it.
“Come on, Ari.” Crag nodded to the north. “Let’s go take a look around.”
Ari peered at the others. His sire and dam were sitting, tails entwined and watching over them all. Rog and Hark were conferring in whispers to the side.
“All right.” Ari nodded at Crag. “Rog, Hark, did you want to come with?” They looked over at them, faces alight with mischief.
“No.” They both shook their heads. “We are going to explore this side of the mountain.”
Belisa cocked her head at them. She didn’t look like she believed them either. Shrugging it off, knowing they would do what they would do, Ari turned to Crag. With a grin and a run, Ari dove off the mountain, wings spreading to catch the air and cushion his flight. With a roar, Crag followed behind.
They leisurely viewed the world around them. Flying, diving and circling each other and remembering the joy of their many flights, Ari and Crag conversed.
“What do you think they are up to?” Crag circled, diving lower to check out the ground below.
“Who knows?” Ari flew lower. “Look.” He grinned at Crag. “Ready for a meal?”
They flew down, diving in a steep arc. Below were cattle, nice and plump, just the way they liked them. Before they could catch them, Rog and Hark dove out of nowhere, landing on their backs, tumbling the four of them to the ground. The cattle ran for cover, scattering far and wide. The huffs and snickers from Rog and Hark proved that they were amused at getting the drop on Crag and Ari.
Crag stood, flinging Hark from his back, to the further amusement of Rog. He laughed so hard he rolled from Ari’s back without Ari even trying to dislodge him. Ari shook his head.
“I knew you two were up to something. Have you nothing better to do?” Crag sounded disgusted. Rog and Hark grinned and shook their heads.
Crag rumbled in aggravation at Hark’s response.
“I thought you were checking out the side of the mountain.” Crag griped. “Why are you bothering us?”
Rog laughed.
“Didn’t think we needed a reason to.” Rog laughed at Crag. “Come on, you knew something was up. We saw the way you looked at us.”
Crag growled.
“Um, I’m hungry and the way the cattle ran when we fell,” Ari eyeballed Rog and Hark, “We’ll have to work for a meal now.” From the snickers Ari knew they didn’t care. He thought it was kind of funny himself. Crag was just upset because he didn’t like anyone getting the jump on him.
Rog and Hark laughed and jumped up, pumping their wings to fly away. “Don’t worry, we’re not hungry. We snagged some goats on our way down.”
Crag was grumbling and Ari didn’t feel like spending the day with his attitude.
“Crag, mellow out or I’ll leave your cranky tail behind.” He jumped up and with a mighty pump, caught air under his wings and glided after a few of the cattle that had settled down. “Come on, let’s eat and explore.”
“Wait for me.” Crag leaped into the air, his wings gave a mighty swoosh and he followed on Ari’s tail.
Ari flew higher, the air currents assisting his glide. He circled the cattle, looking for a tasty specimen. Off to the edge, there were two cattle grazing on the side of the field. He looked back at Crag who nodded. Circling tightly, they dove sharply down, picking up the unsuspecting cattle in their claws and flying away to the mountain.
They circled and landed with their prey in a spot that they had visited often when younger. The trees were bigger, but the rocks, lake and soft ground were still comfortable and big enough for them to relax in comfort. They demolished the cattle and digested them.
Ari burped. A long, drawn-out, satisfied affair.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Look! I'm here again!

So, I've had a few changes happening in my life. Stealing Hope is no longer available other than in paperback for the moment. My rights were reverted to me.
Stealing Hope will be coming back out. I'm taking care of some errors I found, double and triple punctuation, things like that. The story will remain the same. However I will be releasing Stealing Hope back out after I release the prequel.

Rise of the Dragons, the prequel to Stealing Hope is under edits right now. I'm also working on a cover. Here is what I've come up with so far, but I'm looking for opinions. In the mean time, I'll continue edits!

Do you like it? Is the couple too subtle? What needs changing?

On a personal note, my daughter and granddaughter are moving back in with us, so I'm in destruction mode, tearing out plaster walls and putting up drywall for their move back with us. The plaster is buckling and peeling, held together with lots and lots of paint, lol.

Since my hubby and I will be moving to the smaller room so the girls will have the two bedrooms next to each other, I wanted new walls. I forgot what a mess tearing plaster down is! I came out last night after tackling the first wall, covered in dust from head to toe. At least I remember to cover my nose and mouth. But I'm wearing goggles when I go back in. One wall down, three more and the ceiling to go. Pretty sure I'll need a hard hat for that!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holly Jolly Facebook Hop

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Welcome to my stop on the Holly Jolly Hop! This hop runs from 13 – 20 Dec.
The Prize for this Stop ~ a $25 Amazon Gift card! (open internationally)

Sometimes at Christmas miracles happen ~ even accidentally!

ASailorsDelight_LRGA Sailor’s Delight

One night he doesn’t remember – One night she’ll never forget!
Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.
Isabelle was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabelle’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.
Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?

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Sunday, December 11, 2016


Okay, I'm trying this again! My last post seems to have disappeared, so here it is! 

April 15th I'll be in Madison WI for a book signing!Madtown Author Daze 4.15.17 11am-4pm

The Venue:

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art:
227 State Street in downtown Madison, WI 53703. 

The event is FREE to the public. 


I'll be in Milwaukee in October!

October 7th

Brew City Book Signing!

Milwaukee WI

12pm - 4pm


Get your tickets here!