Friday, January 29, 2021

New Addition to the Household

My husband and I have a small herd of goats, and this past month has been kidding season. Most of the babies did fine with their mothers, but we had a tragedy too. 

One poor goat gave birth to four tiny babies. We thought they were all dead until one moved. We brought him into the house, cleaned him, wrapped him, then tried to get milk from the mama for his feeding, as he was too weak to stand and nurse. 

That's when we found the problem. Mama goat was sick, so we wound up caring for her, and keeping the baby in the house since there was no way she could tend him. He woke me up the first few nights for feeding, but then we got into a routine. He's now a week old, and I think it's safe to say he's out of the woods. He's still tiny, much smaller than the goatlings born after him, but he's sassy and healthy and bouncing everywhere, as kids are bound to do. 

I've posted a few videos on my Facebook page of the cute things he does. We named him Squeaker for the little noises he makes. 

Goats aren't solitary creatures, so I occasionally bring in another kid for play dates and watch them bounce, headbutt each other, and try to climb anything in sight. 

I know one day he'll be old enough to join the herd, but for now? He's my little house goat. 

I think everybody needs one. 



Friday, January 15, 2021

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

 It's been a wonderful few years with Bo and Lucky, but it's time to end their story and say goodbye. While I'm going to miss them greatly, I hope I've written a satifying conclusion. 
Benediction (Diversion 9) is now available for sale at Amazon. And don't forget, until January 31, Diversion Box Set Vol 1, containing the first three books, is on sale at Amazon for $1.99. So if you haven't gotten into the series yet, now is a good time. 



"Are you afraid yet? You should be."
Undercover narcotics agent and former drug trafficker Lucky Harrison paid his debt to society and now lives a law-abiding life, complete with a home, a man he loves, and their son.
An old enemy lurks in the shadows, threatening all he holds dear. A dead witness. A kidnapping attempt. Arson. All send the message: "I’m coming for you." Hiding in Atlanta’s underbelly, always one step ahead of Lucky, the killer will stop at nothing to exact revenge on the man who thwarted his plans.
But if anyone thinks they’re going to take away the perfect world Lucky’s created, they’d better think again.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Have I Got a New Year's Deal for You!

 

Happy New Year! Yeah, 2020 is finally gone! Can you believe it? 

How about an exicting book to read during these cold (or hot, depending on locations) days? Or better yet, how about three? 

If you haven’t yet started reading the Diversion series, now is the time. Until January 15, Diversion Box Set Vol 1 has been marked down to $1.99 on Amazon



. Three-full length novels for one low price.


Friday, December 25, 2020

Another Diversion Book!

 I'm sorry that it's been a while since I posted, but I have good news to share. Well, good news and bad news for Diversion fans. 

The time has come for Bo and Lucky to get their happy ever after. It's been ten years since I first started writing the series, and now it's time to wrap up the loose ends. 

Benediction (Diversion 9) is now availabe for pre-order at Amazon. But that's not all! I've included a bonus novella: Domestication (Diversion 9.1) that I hope will deliver the satisfying ending Diversion readers have hoped for. 


"Are you afraid yet? You should be."


Undercover narcotics agent and former drug trafficker Lucky Harrison paid his debt to society and now lives a law-abiding life, complete with a home, a man he loves, and their son.

An old enemy lurks in the shadows, threatening all he holds dear. A dead witness. A kidnapping attempt. Arson. All send the message: "I’m coming for you." Hiding in Atlanta’s underbelly, always one step ahead of Lucky, the killer will stop at nothing to exact revenge on the man who thwarted his plans.

But if anyone thinks they’re going to take away the perfect world Lucky’s created, they’d better think again.


Pre-order your copy today at Amazon. 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sad

 I apologize for my extended absence from my blog. I hadn't realized how much time had gotten away from me. 

Today's post isn't about my latest book, review, or writing. No, today I pay tribute to someone very dear to me, fellow author P.D. Singer. 

Pam and I met on a fanfiction site around 2005, struck up a friendship, and online friends became "visit you at your house" friends. We goaded each other into writing our first books, and held each other's hands through waiting for responses from publishers, revamping rejected books, and celebrating the good times. I've not published a single story that didn't get her seal of approval, and I did the same for her. She was my writing partner, my friend, and my sister of the heart. 

We saw each other at conventions, author events, and just because we wanted too. Four years ago she acted as an attendant at my wedding. 

We didn't know anything was wrong until mid-August, when she experienced a seizure. Several days and many tests later it was discovered that she had stage four metastatic breast cancer. 

I was able to visit with her before she passed. We shared stories of our times together, chatted about writing, and agreed we'd have more adventures one day..I held her hand as I had many times before, and just tried to be there for her. 

She lost her battle with the formidible enemy on October 1, two days after I returned home. 

People handle strong emotion many ways. I release my feelings with words, in particular, peotry. The stronger the emotion, the more the words pour our of me. This poem wrote itself in four minutes, the day I purchased my plane ticket to visit her one last time.

The Road

I set my foot upon a road
Which should have been a thrill
Dreading every step I took
Sun couldn’t chase the chill

At journey’s end I knew I’d find
Someone I loved so dear
To hold their hand and ease their mind
While blinking back my tears

When you meet someone for the first time
You don’t know what will come
You might smile and nod and walk away
Or family they’ll become

You anticipate the happy days
Together brave the bad
And in the end look back and smile
For the good times that you’ve had

You never thought you’d say goodbye
The road would end like this
With stinging eyes and breaking heart
As you give them one last kiss

For those of you who are fans of PD's Mountain series, she left me with three more Kurt and Jake stories to publish.


Rest in peace, my friend.
x

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

New Release - Drifter

Now available at Amazon and on KU: Drifter!


Some legends never die.

Killian Desmond met his end in the fiery crash that killed his band, or so the newspapers say. Now a nameless drifter, he plays one pick-up gig after another in a haze of pain and regret, moving on the minute someone says, “You sound like that guy from Trickster.”

Getting outed cost Mike Rose his musical family. A bassist without a band, he’ll play any kind of music to earn a paycheck, but Trickster’s music provides light during the darkest moments of his life.

A chance meeting brings together two lost souls who spark enough heat to set their guitars on fire. Their chemistry, both onstage and off, feels like something written in the words of a song and gives them courage to face life again.

But to seize their future, they have to confront their past.

Every damned, ugly inch of it.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Reviews are in for Drifter

Four more days until the release of my lates novel, Drifter, and the ARC readers' reviews make me feel that I suceeded in my attempt to provide an entertaining, yet riveting romance.

Here are a few of the hightlights thus far:

"This was one heck of a story. Definitely worth reading." - Becca

"I was hooked into this story and didn't want to put it down." - L

"I've read Highway Man, the short story on which Drifter is based on, years ago and I always wished it was longer. I felt that Killian and Mike had so much more to say. My wish came true and I couldn't put it down. " - EQUUS

"This is a new to me author and this story was simply beautiful. I rooted for the characters from page one and was unable to put the book down. This story is a hit with me."- Sandy

You can read the reviews in their entirety on Goodreads


Some legends never die.

Killian Desmond met his end in the fiery crash that killed his band, or so the newspapers say. Now a nameless drifter, he plays one pick-up gig after another in a haze of pain and regret, moving on the minute someone says, “You sound like that guy from Trickster.”

Getting outed cost Mike Rose his musical family. A bassist without a band, he’ll play any kind of music to earn a paycheck, but Trickster’s music provides light during the darkest moments of his life.

A chance meeting brings together two lost souls who spark enough heat to set their guitars on fire. Their chemistry, both onstage and off, feels like something written in the words of a song and gives them courage to face life again.

But to seize their future, they have to confront their past.

Every damned, ugly inch of it.

Pre-order your copy today at Amazon. The book will also be available on KU.