Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's been a long year, but a good one. I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a fresh start and I'm anxious to see how this year will go.

This year I've had four books published! The books I had published this year was:

No Greater Love
Kissed by Death
Angel's Redemption
Hold on His Heart

Next year my goal is to have at least six books published. I plan to continue to publish through Silver, but I'm also going to branch out to different publishers this next year too. I'm also flirting with self-publishing something later on in the year.

I plan on finishing my Men of Charlestown series. Daniel's book will be the last story in the series. I'm also continuing my Kissed by an Immortal series and writing a sequel to Got Mistletoe? There are also two stand-alone books I've almost completed that I'm planning on publishing.

One of my main goals I have this next year is to make a writing schedule and really keep to it.

I also plan on attending GRL next year so my goal is to really work hard to achieve this.

My favorite books I've read this year are:

Ethan, who loved Carter by Ryan Loveless
The Statue by Zathyn Priest
Dammit by Michele L. Montgomery
Brute by Kim Fielding
How to Raise an Honest Rabbit by Amy Lane
The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek by Piper Vaughn and Xara X. Xanakas
The Last Concubine by Catt Ford
Vassily the Beautiful by Angel Martinez
What Binds Us by Larry Benjamin
The Sound of Your Voice by David Sullivan

Music I listened to the most this year:

I Wanna Be With You by the Fun Factory (Snow White's Favorite)
Creep by Radiohead
She Fucking Hates Me by Puddle of Mud
Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield
Just like a Pill by Pink
When I'm With You by Sheriff
More than Words by Extreme
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
One More Cry by Bryan McKnight
Born this Way by Lady Gaga
I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett
Rollercoaster by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Here without you by Three Doors Down
Blurry by Puddle of Mud
My Immortal by Evanescence

I plan on this next year to be the most productive and the best year I've had in a long time. I wish the same for all of you and hope you have a very Happy New Year.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!! May you all have a very Happy Holiday season:)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Three Years Ago

Three years ago on the 22nd we lost our baby, Daisie. You would think after all this time I wouldn't miss her as much, but in all honesty, I miss her just as much now as I did when she passed.

I love you sweet baby girl. I can't wait to see you again on the other side.

Friday, December 21, 2012

His Christmas Wish

Since Christmas is just around the corner I thought I'd share the blurb and excerpt of one of my holiday stories, His Christmas Wish.  It's the first book in my Men of Charlestown series and one of my favorites.

There is also something special on my blog for Silver fans...hmmm...I wonder what it is and where it could be??

Also, Silver has it on sale right now for half off of it's regular price, so if you've missed it, please go and check it out!!


For most children, all they want for Christmas is the latest video game or the most popular toy, but that’s not what Daniel wants. He wants to be a family again. Since his parents were killed in a horrific car accident over a year ago, Daniel had been living with his beloved Uncle Josh. Even though Daniel knows his Uncle does his best to make him happy, Daniel still longs for the contentment and secure feeling he felt when his parents were alive.  He wants a family, and on the first magical snow of the season, he wishes to have a family again.

When Nick is interviewed by Joshua Thomas to be a live in nanny, he is immediately drawn to the young boy and his Uncle Josh.  Even though both of them obviously love each other, there is something missing between them.  When Nick gets the job, he becomes determined to bring laughter and happiness back into both of their lives. As Christmas quickly approaches, Nick decides to do whatever it takes to bring them together as a happy family forever.


 Daniel looked at his sleeping Uncle and felt sad. His sight became blurry and tears welled up in his eyes then slowly ran down his cheeks. He sniffled and wiped quickly at his face and blinked furiously to keep more from falling. He didn't want his Uncle Josh to wake up and notice him crying and being a big baby. The past year had been a difficult one for both of them. Ever since his parents went to Heaven, he'd been living with his uncle, and things had never been the same again.

This was their second Thanksgiving together. His uncle tried his best to make their holidays good, but things always seemed to go wrong. Even today, when Uncle Josh tried to cook a delicious meal, nothing went like they wanted them to. The turkey was dry and the stuffing so bad they ended up eating TV dinners while watching the Thanksgiving parade on television. Uncle Josh tried to keep conversation fun but it fell short somehow, and the holiday ended up being filled with a lot of silence and awkward moments.

Not like life before his parents went to heaven.

Daniel missed the bedtime stories and the loving hugs his mother gave him. He didn't get to toss the ball in the front yard or go on Saturday fishing trips with his dad. The laughter and happiness he remembered having every day of his life were gone. In their place were lots of quiet nights eating supper with his uncle while they watched television; or he was alone in his room, reliving every joyful memory he had with his parents.

He got used to being alone. He knew Uncle Josh loved him, but for some reason they just couldn't bridge the gap between them. So many times it looked like Uncle Josh wanted to say something, but for some reason or another a sad look would gleam in his uncle's eyes, and the moment would be lost.

Daniel so wanted to know what Uncle Josh had to say.

Daniel gently eased off of the couch and silently made his way over to the front door. He quietly opened it and stepped out onto the front porch. The cold November wind blew right through him and Daniel wrapped his arms around himself to try to keep warm. Even though it was past ten at night, he could see the heavy snowfall on the ground, covering it with a sparkling pureness that glimmered like diamonds in the darkness.

Daniel knew he should be excited. After all, it was the first snow of the season. Uncle Josh had even mentioned it was rare for Charlestown to get snowfall this early in the year. Daniel couldn't ever remember it snowing this early before. In his mind's eye he could remember his parents making snow angels and building a lopsided snowman with him in the few weeks before they went to Heaven. They had laughed and played together, and after they all felt frozen, his mother warmed him up with homemade chicken noodle soup and wrapped warm blankets around him until he was snug and content.

He'd felt happy. He'd felt loved.

He figured Uncle Josh would be too busy to play with him in the snow. His uncle always worked, and when he didn't, a lot of the time he was tired. Daniel missed how safe and loved he had when his parents were alive. His heart craved the closeness of having a happy family again.

Daniel understood his parents were gone and would never be back. But in his heart, he knew they still watched over him and did their best to take care of him, even though they were in Heaven. He smiled, visualizing them popping popcorn, singing songs, and playing games like freeze tag and hide and go seek with God and all of the other guardian angels. He'd bet that when God was 'it' he'd easily find wherever his parents and all of the other angels were hidden. It was probably one of the advantages of seeing all and knowing everything that was going on with everyone.

Lucky God.

He hoped that his parents and God were looking down at him now.

As Daniel gazed out into the shimmering snow, he took a deep breath, closed his eyes and began to pray.

"Hi, God, it's me. I know you're taking good care of my parents and you're probably in the middle of playing a game or something, but I wanted to ask you a favor. I know you missed Mom and Dad and you had to have them with you instead of them being down here with me, and I understand that. After all, Mom and Dad are fun to be around. But, I wondered if there was any way you could send someone here with Uncle Josh and me. Uncle Josh works hard and he's a good guy, but it would be really cool if we had someone here that could take care of us. Sometimes Uncle Josh forgets things. He can't help it, and I know he's busy, so I'm not complaining. I just wish we had someone here to take care of us, love us and make us both happy again."

Daniel looked out into the cold, snowy night and suddenly saw a bright star flicker in the winter sky. His cold body became warm and it reminded him of when his parents would sandwich him between them so they all could have a three-way hug.

Knowing God and his parents would grant his Christmas wish, he suddenly felt a peace within his heart and big smile formed on his face.

Chapter One

Joshua Thomas tossed the latest application into the nearby trashcan. So far, today's interviews had been a huge waste of time. He certainly didn't expect that it would be so difficult to find someone to watch over his young nephew, Daniel. He'd mistakenly assumed finding the perfect nanny would be a breeze. Who knew there were so many strange people living in Charlestown? He'd seen everything from a young, bubblegum-popping eighteen year old girl, to an old man who could barely walk without assistance out of house and into his car.

Some of them had seemed like nice people, but his nephew was special and needed someone who would not only take care of him while Josh worked his shift at the hospital, but who would hopefully love Daniel as well.

Josh walked over to the coffeepot and poured himself another cup. He blew lightly on it a few moments before he sipped the warm goodness. If Josh could do anything, it was make a damn good cup of coffee.

He smiled and remembered the all night study sessions he used to have with his twin sister, Jolene. They had both decided to become registered nurses, and entered nursing school at the same time. They'd intended to help each other through the difficult two year course and it had worked like a charm. They had studied hard, labored together, and before they knew it, had their degrees with high honors.

Josh gazed out the window above the kitchen sink and watched his seven year old nephew, romp in the snow with their basset hound, Fred. Daniel chased Fred around the snow filled yard and the dog was apparently having the time of his life. He ran and barked, delightedly, while his big floppy ears bounced and his squatty body tried to outrun his determined nephew.

Josh's eyes fell upon Daniel and a wave of melancholy almost overwhelmed him. All bundled up in a bulky red jacket and with a blue cap hiding carrot colored hair, Daniel's sweet plump cheeks were rosy from the cold winter air. A scarf hid the mask of freckles across his pert nose and rounded face. Daniel's joyful laughter rang out when he finally let Fred catch up, grabbing the dog in a big bear hug. Fred showered his face with doggy kisses and Daniel enthusiastically petted his beloved friend.

The past year had been hell for both of them. Josh had felt like someone amputated half of his heart the dreadful night Jolene and Roger lost their lives to a stupid drunk driver. He and Jolene had been extremely close their entire lives, and she'd been his best friend as well.

Right after high school their Dad's job transferred their parents out of state. Josh and Jolene knew they would miss their parents, but they opted to stay in Arkansas. About to start nursing school in Fort Smith, both felt that as long as they had each other, everything would be alright.

When Jolene met Roger eight years ago, Josh thought everything would change between them. Most people in Charlestown still didn't accept Josh's sexual orientation as a gay man. Even though he didn't flaunt it, he believed in being honest about who he was.

Roger came from a blue-collar family and worked as a mechanic at the local gas station. He'd been unlike anyone Jolene had ever dated before, and once they went out they'd almost immediately fallen in love. To Josh's surprise, Roger quickly became an extension of Jolene and Josh's inner circle. Roger never judged Josh for being attracted to other men; instead he encouraged Josh to seek out the happiness that he and Jolene had found within each other's arms.

Josh always dreamed of finding Mr Right. Instead, he'd found a few Mr Right-Nows, and both his sister and brother-in-law had told him to never give up on true love. He used to wish for that special person, but he never came. Now that he had Daniel under his care, Josh knew he'd have to find an extra special man who would not only love him, but embrace Daniel in his life, too. After living the past year alone with Daniel, Josh began to think it would never happen. The most he could hope for would be to get his own shit straightened out and try to give Daniel a happy and content family life.

Josh had failed miserably, so far, and he couldn't figure out why.

With the weight of the world on his shoulders, he continued to watch Daniel and Fred play together in the snow. He'd have to make Daniel come in soon. The boy would be cold and wet from the snow, but Josh decided to give him a little more time to enjoy himself.

Maybe he'd make some cocoa for them to drink when Daniel came in and they could watch one of his favorite movies. But first, he had one more interview to conduct for a live-in nanny. The agency he had gone through didn't impress him very much. None of the candidates really inquired about Daniel, nor did they ask to meet him. They seemed to be more interested in how much they'd be paid, or what days they'd have off. He might have to call another company and see if they could send more qualified applicants.

Just about to take another sip of his rapidly cooling coffee, he heard the doorbell ring. He set the mug on the granite countertop and walked to the front door. Taking a deep breath, he readied himself for another reject from the agency.

When Josh opened the door it felt like the floor fell out from beneath him. Instead of a decrepit old man or older teenager popping her gum, the most beautiful man he'd ever seen stood there.

At five-ten, Josh had to look up several inches into sparkling blue eyes. He suddenly wished he'd paid more attention to the application and resume he'd received. After seeing so many inappropriate candidates, he'd barely glanced at the information. All he remembered was the young man's name; Nicholas. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Burrito and Cheese Dip

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was pretty quiet. We celebrated early because my husband had to work, so on the actual holiday, I was home alone.  I ate a warmed up burrito and cheese dip. Even though I had eaten all of the typical Thanksgiving food a few days before, it was  weird for me, because it just felt WRONG!  I kept envying those of you who ate turkey and dressing, so needless to say, the burrito wasn't that satisfying. LOL! At least I did buy a frozen pie that I warmed up for dessert.  *Grins*  Actually it ended up being a pretty productive day. I wrote a lot and had about five different ideas for future books, so all in all it was a good day.

I hope my current WIP, Daddies Little Girl, will be finished within the next week or two. I'm sorry I haven't been around as much this month, the holidays are truly a crazy time for us all. I hope every one has a great day:)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday My Friends! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Daylight Saving Time

Hi Friends!

Don't forget to push your clock back tonight for Daylight Saving Time!! I hope everyone has a great Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Weekend!

It's been a good and hectic week for me.

First, we went to my sister's for Halloween. We wanted to see Snow White in her costume and go trick-or-treating with her. This was the first time he's been able to see her in all of her costume glory so he loved it. We were also fascinated with all of the kids running around trick-or-treating in my sister's neighborhood. Since we live out in the sticks, we literally haven't had one trick-or-treater here in the eight years we've lived here. So, all of the pumpkin carving my husband does is strictly for our own pleasure. *Grins*

In some ways seeing Snow White dress up made me feel a little melancholy. This has happened to me several times throughout the years. Holidays are fun, but hard because we weren't blessed with with our own children. My sister is always gracious about sharing Snow White's 'things' with us. We're always invited to all of her fun things like recitals and we've even helped her and Santa out a few times on Christmas Eve, but as much as I love it, it sometimes hurts too. In my niece's gorgeous eyes I see the child I never had, we never had. I look at my husband play with her know that he'll never have that daughter or son for himself. The real shame of it is that he would have been an amazing father. Sigh.

So enough of that. *shakes off the melancholy feelings*

Needless to say we DID have a great time. She definitely racked up on candy and she seemed to have a blast. As always we loved every moment we spent with her and we're looking forward to seeing them soon.

Once we got home I started *gulp* Nanowrimo. So far, I've done pretty well and I hope to have at least two books completed by the end of the month. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! All of my thoughts and prayers go out for the people hit by Sandy. *Hugs*

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Have a great weekend! I'll be writing, reading and spending time with my hubby:)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mathilde Watson is here to chat and throw a contest!!

Hello Friends! Let's give a warm welcome to my friend, Mathilde Watson!! She's here to chat a little and to give away a free copy of one of her books!  Welcome Mathilde! We're very happy you're here!

Greetings! My name is Mathilde Watson and today my dear friend, Andi, has been kind enough to let me stop by and play on her blog! While I’m here I want to share a little bit about my latest release- but first…

This little visit includes a contest!
And contests mean prizes!
Leave a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to win a free e-book copy of any of my previously released books! The winner will be chosen first thing tomorrow morning. Want to know what you are playing for? Take a look!

SO—on to my new release!

PLAY DEAD is the first book in my new BARKING ORDERS series- the beginning of a saga filled with mystery, danger, adventure—and love!

Arliss is an outsider- the lone mutt raised in a pack of wolf shifters. He finds a kind of camaraderie in the campus LGBT club but he is never able to connect with anyone on a personal level.

Dave is an army veteran released on a medical discharge after a bizarre firefight where he could have sworn one of the enemy soldiers changed into a wolf mid-attack. With his release from the army he loses his sense of belonging.

PLAY DEAD is the story of two loners who come together and bring love and meaning into each other’s’ lives during a time when nothing else in the world makes sense…

Dave rounded the corner… and stopped dead in his tracks. A small blond girl stood on her tip-toes, struggling to raise a bag of trash above her head and into the massive garbage bins behind the cafeteria. The poor thing couldn't have been an inch over five-two and she was skinny as a rail to boot.

"Now why on earth did you get left behind for this job?" Dave rushed forward to help, biting back a laugh when the girl jumped and let out a small shriek. The bag in her hands fell, busting open and landing in a heap at her feet, its contents spilling onto the ground. Her shoulder-length blond hair fell over her face as she turned and bent to collect the trash.

Dave grabbed the two remaining closed bags and hefted them up into the bin. "Here, Miss, let me help you. These are almost as big as you are. Are you okay?" His words came out in a rush as he crouched down in front of the girl to pick up the scattered rubbish and return it to the broken bag. The young woman laughed and brushed away some paper stuck to her shiny blouse. "Yes, I'm fine. Thank you."

Dave reached forward and pulled a sticky wrapper off of the sparkly, jean clad leg in front of him. "I'm sorry I startled you, Miss." The plastic wrap left a dark stain on the girl's pant leg and, without thinking, he ran his hand along her thigh, examining the spot. "I hope this doesn't ruin them."

The girl went completely still at his touch, and Dave blushed with embarrassment. He stilled and looked up, finding himself right at crotch level with the girl. He reddened further when he noticed a definite bulge behind the fly of her jeans and, as his eyes wandered up the small frame he noticed the fabric stretched flat across her chest.

"Shit! You're a guy!" Dave fell onto his ass and tried to compose himself. The young man in front of him didn't say anything. Dave struggled to his feet, hoping the darkness would hide his blush. When he stood, Dave towered over the much smaller man. In his rush to stand Dave overbalanced and reached out, grabbing the little guy's shoulder to keep from toppling over.

The boy screamed and cowered against the dumpster, jerking away from the contact and raising his arms up to cover his head. His entire body shook as he slid down into a crouch. "God, please, no!"

Dave took a step back, his mouth falling open. "Oh, shit, I'm sorry! I didn't mean to scare you… Hey, it's okay. I'm not going to hurt you, I swear."

The side door swung open and Dave glanced up to see tall, skinny, dark-haired man gaping at him. After a glance at the boy huddled against the wall his eyes flashed back to Dave. "What the hell is going on? Arliss, are you all right?"

Dave retreated and allowed the other man to go to the boy. "Hey, it's okay, buddy. I'm here. You're safe. No one is going to hurt you, okay?"

Dave helplessly watched as the newcomer comforted the frightened blond, unsure what to do. He wanted to help, but how?

"Um, is there anything I can do?"

"Haven't you done enough already? Who the hell are you anyway?"

Dave met his anger with a neutral expression and fumbled with his badge, leaning down to make his size less intimidating. "I'm a security guard. It's my job to keep you guys safe, yeah? I didn't mean to scare the guy."

"Thank god." He sighed and his shoulders sagged, the fight draining out of him. "There, you see, Arliss? He isn't going to hurt you. Come on, let me help you up." The blond boy raised his head and bit his lower lip, looking sheepishly up into Dave's face.

Dave rose and stepped back, leaving enough space between them so as not to intimidate the little guy further. The pair in front of him climbed to their feet and the taller man faced Dave, holding out his hand. "I'm Scott. This is my, uh, friend, Arliss."

"Dave Avery." Dave shook Scott's hand and looked over at Arliss, offering an apologetic smile. "I'm sorry I frightened you. And I'm sorry I called you 'miss,' but I mean—it's dark out here, yeah? And from behind?" Dave shrugged, swallowing hard.

Scott laughed and wrapped his arm around Arliss's waist. Arliss visibly relaxed at the contact, his big green eyes losing some of their wildness and a tentative smile turned up the corners of his mouth. Dave realized he was staring and blushed. He let his gaze wander down to where the kid's neck was circled by a brightly colored rainbow striped dog collar.

"You aren't the first to make that mistake and you won't be the last. Am I right, Arliss? Besides, 'miss' is a heck of a lot better than most of the other names people fling at us, huh?" Scott broke the awkward silence, laughing, and Arliss's face flushed a deep shade of red. He didn't seem upset though, just embarrassed.

Dave smiled and nodded, taking in the way Arliss continued to cling to Scott's side. "Names like 'queen' or 'queer' or 'fag' you mean?"

Arliss went still and Scott's face clouded with rage.

Dave held up his hands in surrender. He hadn't meant to insult them. "No! I meant, it takes a lot of guts these days not to hide who you are, especially when you're different." He took a step forward, waving his hand at the garbage strewn over the sidewalk. "Here, let me get this for you. It's the least I can do."

Dave bunched the torn edges of the bag together and swung it over the side of the bin, inspecting the ground one last time for anything he might have missed. "I think that does it. Um, are you two finished up here? Can I walk you to your car?"

Dave smiled at Arliss, he couldn't help himself. The adorable little guy tugged on all of Dave's strings. Arliss had an innocence about him that triggered Dave's protective instincts. The man was vulnerable and Dave wanted to hold him close and keep him safe… but unfortunately, that job had already been taken.

Scott tightened his arm around Arliss's waist and cleared his throat. "We don't have a car, but thanks anyway. Our apartment is just off campus, across Second Street. We can manage." Scott started off in that direction, pulling Arliss along with him. To Dave's surprise, Arliss glanced back over his shoulder, offering Dave a shy smile.

Dave caught up with them, falling into step beside Arliss. "At least let me take you to the edge of campus. I'd feel a lot better if I saw you safely home."

"Suit yourself." Scott shrugged. The conversation seemed to be over, but Dave didn't mind the quiet as they walked. Every few steps he'd brush his arm against Arliss's, accidentally on purpose, and Arliss would smile. Each time he caught Arliss looking his way, Dave's stomach fluttered. He felt like a pervert, crushing on the little guy despite the possessive arm his lover had firmly wrapped around him. Too bad he was already spoken for.

Dave left the pair at the crosswalk, watching as the lovers hurried across the street to their home. With a heavy sigh he went back to work, trying not to think about his own empty house or his lonely bed.


Want to read more?
PLAY DEAD is available for sale though Silver Publishing!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Go Purple and Show Your Support!

Don't forget to wear purple today and take a stand against bullying!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Hey y'all:)

I'm blogging over at The Mischief Corner today. Come on by and check it out.

It's been a challenging week for me. So I thought I post a few pictures that left me with a smile on

my face.

Enjoy! Have a great week.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ten Years Ago Today...

Ten years ago today I married the most wonderful man in the world. Up until I met him, I never knew what true love was all about. He is my dream come true and I am blessed to call him husband. Here we are about to leave on our honeymoon. Little did we know how fast time would fly by, and the happiness we've truly found with each other. I love him even more today than I did back then. I can't wait to see what the next ten years will be like.

I love you, honey.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

She'll be missed

Well, it's been a difficult week so far. To start off, my mother's dog passed away yesterday. She was fifteen years old and part of the family. When she was a puppy, I fell in love with her and decided I wanted a Shetland Sheepdog for myself. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have had my girls Daisie and Snookie, so Momma's dog really meant a lot to me.

Now I know she's playing with Daisie in Heaven. I know that's a beautiful sight to see.

On a lighter note: I'm a contributor to a multi-authored blog called The Mischief Corner. I'm blogging with Angel Martinez, Toni Griffin, Vicktor Alexander, Freddy MacKay, Mathilde Watson and Silvia Violet. They were my cabin mates at the last months retreat and all of them are very good friends of mine. We're also writing stories for a mult-authored anthology next year. I'll have more on that later...

You can check out the blog here.

I hope all of you stop by and say hello:)

Have a great day:)


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Thursday!

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I've been under the weather. Since I'm feeling better today, I'm actually getting some writing done and I thought I'd let you guys know what I've been doing.

I'm currently working on two different short stories for two different anthologies. One is for MLR Press and the other is for Silver Publishing. I'm really excited to be given the chance to write with other authors I really admire, so I'm both anxious and nervous about it. So far, things are going pretty smoothly with both stories and since they're both due by the 1st of November, y'all might not see me around here or on facebook as much as I normally am. 

I'm also going to do NaNoWriMo this year. Gulp! I've already planned out what I'm going to write, which is a new paranormal series called 'Circle of Friends'. I'm not sure where I'm going to submit it yet either. I love Silver and will definitely continue to submit there, (a lot) but I've thought of branching out a little bit too. My goal is to write more books in the next coming year, but still have the quality of stories that I have now. I don't want to have quantity or quality, so I've decided to pace myself and just take things as they come.

My niece is a pee-wee cheerleader. For the next month she'll be cheering at the local pee-wee games, and from what I've been told, she's been having a blast doing it. It's still strange to think of her actually being a kindergartner this I feel old!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Hold on His Heart

It's been an interesting week so far. On the bad side, our air conditioner went out Saturday so we've been suffering with ninety degree weather and no air. The repairman is supposed to be here Friday...please pray for a cold front to hit my area before then! LOL!

On the bright side, A Hold on His Heart is number five on Silver Publishing's Bestselling list right now. This of course could change, but at the moment I'm relishing it made top five. *Grin*

Have a great week everyone:)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Hold on His Heart is now Released!!

YAY! A Hold on His Heart is finally released! It's now available at Silver Publishing at:

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Win a copy of A Hold On His Heart!

I have some great news! As many of you know, A Hold on His Heart, will be released this Saturday. I'm thrilled to announce that my upcoming release is part of Silver Publishing's Friday Frenzy contest, which means they are giving away a copy of my book first thing Saturday morning.

Also, I'm giving away at least one copy away to the M/M romance group at Goodreads, so if you're a member there, please head on over and sign up for a chance to win it there too.

I'm super excited about this books release. It will be my last book that will be released this year. As many of you know, I was almost finished with my Christmas story when I had a computer malfunction and I lost it all. Because of this, there will be no Christmas story from me this year. *cries*

Now, I'm concentrating on the next Men of Charlestown book which is called Chandler's Hope. I'm also working on the next Kissed by an Immortal book, another book which will be a surprise and two shorts for two different anthologies one for Silver and the other for MLR Press! I'll definitely keep you informed as I continue to get things done!

Have a great day!

Here is the link to Silver Publishing's Friday Frenzy giveaway:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I'm back from the Retreat

I know it's been a while since my last post. I've been away on vacation and on Silver Publishing's retreat in Gatlinburg Tennessee. I have to admit, it was a big deal for me to go there. I'm a self-proclaimed homebody and I'm quite shy, so I was extremely nervous before we arrived there.

I met Leiland Dale and AKM Miles first. I'm a huge fan of both of them so I admit I was all blushing and stammering like a schoolgirl. Once we received the keys to our cabin and so forth we left to meet my cabin roommates. The cabin itself was beautiful. It was surrounded by the Smokey Mountains, so the view was very serene and stunning to look at.

The cabin itself had three levels. We stayed in the bottom level with Mathilde Watson across the way from us. In the center of our level was a pool table, jukebox and an arcade game. My husband and several others spent MANY a night playing pool until the early hours of the morning. Lucky for them, I packed a fan, so it blocked out all of the noise they made. LOL!

The second level was the main area. It had two huge tables where we all sat at and visited, a BIG kitchen, nice sized living room and a back porch with a hot tub that many of them used. (I only used it once, it was too freakin' hot!)

The third level held several bedroom and I think a pinball machine. For some reason, I never ventured up there. There was always so much activity in the main area, I forgot to explore the entire place.

My cabin mates were: Silvia Violet, Angel Martinez, Lori Bell, Vicktor Alexander, Freddy MacKay, Toni Griffin and Mathilde Watson. I have to say I loved all of them. We all became fast friends and every one of them were truly amazing people. I learned so much from all of them and our cabin was filled with laughter and joy. Once we all became acquainted with each other, we hung out together and really formed a friendship that I will personally always cherish.  If you are looking to meet six amazing people, look no further because they are all down to earth, lovely people.

I had a wonderful time and have some wonderful memories to last me a lifetime.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Friday!

Here's a little eye candy to get us through the weekend! I'd like to ask for some good thoughts and prayers for my friend, Z. He's not feeling a little under the weather, so I dedicate these pictures to him. After all, eye candy makes us all feel better, right?
Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day of School

Today is my niece's first day of Kindergarten. I still can't believe she's already starting school. It seems like she was born yesterday. She's growing up so quickly! I'm very proud of her and hope her first day will be amazing!

Don't forget to check out Zathyn Priest's online magazine, The Scarlet Letter. There are some interesting articles, interviews and more from some of your favorite authors!

Here is the link to check it out:

Have a great Monday everyone!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birthday Eye Candy

Well, today is my 43rd birthday. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it is what it is. Yesterday, we had some strong straight line winds that destroyed our storage shed and everything we had on our front and back porch, so my last day of being 42 was an interesting and eventful one.

Let's hope that this next year will be the best yet.

To celebrate my birthday, I thought I would post some of my favorite eye candy that's been on the blog this past year. There's nothing like some handsome men to ring in my 43rd year.