Friday, August 30, 2013

And the Race Begins...

Sooo...I started back to school this week (online classes) and I'm amazed at how out of practice I am!  I'm taking Philosophy (thinking about critical thinking) and Nutrition for Heathcare (I can't believe that's not healthy!) and assignments are already piling up.  It is kind of shocking to take one class that has no right answers...because is any answer truely right?  And what makes it the right answer as opposed to any other answer?  (Ahhhhhhh!)  I think the reason I'm so freaked about this class is I really want to question anything?   Thinking (and I mean honest to goodness critical thinking) is hard, and I know because I do it everyday.   Then there is I really want to read about how terrible my diet is?  But I must continue in my educational pursuits so that I may be of further assistance to my patients.  And that my readers is the best reason to be stressing over unanswerable questions and terrible diet choices!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Something to Think About

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." - Nelson Mandela

Is this what Aspen felt like when she returned to Pinewood Creek? 

Excerpt: A Game of Cat & Mouse

As the release date for Begging for Forgiveness draws closer, I'd like to revisit the first Pinewood Creek Shifters Book, A Game of Cat & Mouse.

Here is an excerpt:

Caleb turned, and she stared at his already naked body retreating, giving her the perfect glimpse of his muscular buttocks. Miranda licked her dry lips and attempted to sit up, the idea of showering with Caleb too tempting to resist. She groaned and lay back on the bed at the protesting of her muscles. Just a little rest then she would join her mate.
Miranda jumped when hands began to undress her, easing her pants from her hips.
“Shh, sweetheart, it’s just me,” Caleb soothed.
Miranda lifted her hips to help him remove her pants and accepted his hands to pull her in a sitting position to remove her shirt. She could feel her folds moisten as she inhaled his scent deep, and judging by the erection he sported, he wanted her also.
Caleb picked Miranda up, carried her into the bathroom, and placed her in the shower stall. Miranda looked longingly at the big claw tub sitting in the center of the bathroom, and Caleb chuckled.
“I’ve got plans Miranda, and they involve a very brief shower.”
Within minutes, he had her clean. She watched the soapsuds coat his defined musculature and wished it were her dancing over each of them. Miranda reached out to touch him, and he grabbed her hand to stop her. She whimpered, her body begging to touch his. She looked up into his golden brown eyes, and he bent down to place a chaste kiss on her lips. She ached for him to take her mouth, his tongue dueling with hers. She longed to run her hands over his back, her nails scoring his shoulders as he thrust in and out of her swollen core.

Caleb turned off the shower and dried her off. Miranda thought she would burst into flames to have his hands so close to her skin yet have a barrier between them. Caleb picked her up and carried her back to the bedroom where he deposited her gently on the mattress. She watched as he went back into the bathroom, only to emerge with a bottle.

What's he gonna do with that bottle?  
Anywhooo!  A Game of Cat & Mouse is available from Amazon, B&N, ARe, and Smashwords!  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Pinewood Creek is Getting a Little Steamier!!!!

Caleb and Miranda heated up the sheets in A Game of Cat & Mouse, and that's no different from what Aspen and Skylar and Xavier (Oh MY!) do in Begging for Forgiveness!  So, let me catch you up...

Aspen returned to Pinewood Creek and her old pride while Caleb and Miranda were in the throes of the mating heat.  At first, Miranda was jealous, but soon they became friends.  Aspen learns she is pregnant and Miranda and Caleb mate.  Whew! 
In Begging for Forgiveness, we rewind to find out just who helped Aspen into the position she currently finds herself in.  So, will Aspen find it in her heart to forgive?  Will Skylar's past catch up with him and be the death of Aspen before she can?

This book is a menage with m/m/f and m/f and m/m.  I am a huge fan of menages and m/m so I'm excited to see how you (yes, you) like this installment in the Pinewood Creek Series!  I had loads of fun with Aspen, Skylar and Xavier, and I'm planning on you meeting them, too!  So stay tuned for some release day/week/month goodies, giveaways and more!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Begging for Forgiveness: Book Cover and Book Trailer!

You've probably already seen it if you've been anywhere near my website, but here is the official blog post about it!

I am super excited about my first m/m/f book being released and I hope that y'all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!  Look for it September 17, 2013 at an eBook retailer near you!

Also, exciting is the book trailer!  Here it is:

Also, I'm looking for reviewers (you don't have to be professional reviewers!) to read and post a review.  If you are interested, then please e-mail me!  Thanks, Astrid!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Excerpt: Coming Soon!

Begging for Forgiveness is in the final stages of editing!!!  I'm excited about this release which should be ready early to mid September!  As most know, this story will be about Aspen and her mates!  Here is a little excerpt from Chapter 1!

Skylar pushed the plate away and rubbed his now full stomach.  Another excellent meal and, in truth, it was what kept him coming back through this small town.  That and he couldn’t go home to Xavier, not like this.  Not with a fresh kill on his mind.  Sometimes he thought the lines between his status as an agent with the Shifter Council blurred with those who’d broken the laws—killed or hurt humans bringing attention to shifter’s existence.  Was the world a little better without the wolf shifter that hunted and murdered humans for no reason?  Sure, but how did it make it right for Skylar to end his life?
Skylar took a long drink of his water and sighed.  Now all he needed was to crawl into bed beside his mate.  His shaft hardened at the thought of taking Xavier's cock into his mouth until he lost control and spilled his seed down Skylar's throat.  He could almost feel the hard column of Xavier's thighs tense as he came.  Skylar's wolf scratched at the surface on the same page with taking his mate. 
"How was your meal, sir?"
Skylar looked up into the grey eyes of the most beautiful woman he'd ever laid eyes on.  Her black hair was pulled back into a ponytail that bounced with her every movement.  Her eyes were tilted slightly giving her a cat-like appearance and her lips were a lovely shade of pink.  Her scent wrapped around him and his cock hardened even further, his wolf clawing to be released.  Skylar wanted this woman underneath him as he slid balls deep into her warm, wet pussy. 
She gasped her tongue slipping out to wet her lips, ensuring that his dick ached.  He wanted her tongue on him, teasing the head of his cock before her pink mouth took him deep within its recesses. 
Skylar's wolf was no different.  He clawed at his ribs wanting a taste of the delectable female that stood before him.  Her grey eyes glowed momentarily before she smiled and her mouth formed a word that he knew would change his life forever.
Skylar stood and took the female he'd just met by the hand and she didn't resist when he led her from the crowded restaurant.
"I need to tell them I'm going home," she whispered as he crowded her against the side of the building.  Skylar couldn't wait for a taste of her, so he crushed his lips on hers and his wolf howled as she responded so readily. 
Her arms wound around his neck and her lithe body plastered against his.  He was sure he'd found paradise.  She tasted sweet, like the chocolate pie he'd just consumed moments before and Skylar decided not to fight the temptation to lick every curve this female possessed, because he was sure that she would be just as sweet everywhere else.
She pulled back her teeth grazing his bottom lip and a seductive smile graced her lips as she whispered in his ear. 

"I'll be right back."

If you would like a complimentary review copy, then please e-mail me!  (Limit 20)  Be advised this is a m/m/f story with scenes of m/m, m/f/m, and m/m/f.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Something to Think About

Sunday?  Already?  Where has this week gone????  
Oh well, here is your weekly dose of Something to Think About!!!!

"One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life."
Henry Miller

"Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person." 
F. Scott Fitzgerald

My Arch Nemesis: The Comma (Repost)

Let's face it we all have that one grammar or usage 'thing' that we misuse, abuse or don't understand.  Well, I have several, but today's focus is on the comma.

I first met the comma in English class, so many years ago!  Since then we've had a love/hate relationship.  I would either use the comma too much or I wouldn't use it enough.  However, with a punctuation mark with so many rules, how can I not have issues with it?  

The comma's sordid history:

It has a history?  Yes, yes it does.  With this much baggage, this punctuation mark most definitely has a history.

So, according to Wikipedia (link :)), around the third century BC a guy by the name of  Aristophanes of Byzantium created some new system using dots.  They were used to help the reader take breaths at certain points in his works depending on the local of the dots.  The komma (no it's not a typo), was a dot placed in the center of a line.  So, I'm guessing had it not evolved it would look something like this:

John· can you please hand me the broom?

But evolve it did.  Sometime in the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries, the slash / was used instead of the komma (still not a typo!).  That eventually became this little darling (,).  As you can guess, the name comma stuck!

The comma's many rules:
  • Use in the separation of lists.
    • Example: I want pancakes, sausage, and eggs.
    • Example 2: I spoke with the bosses, Mary and Tom.
    • Example 3: I spoke with the bosses, Mary, and Tom.
      • Some writing guides do not require the final comma in a list before and, or, etc. and some do.
  • Use in dates.
    • October 20, 2012
    • However, should any portion of the date be left out, then don't use the comma.  October 2012
    • Alternatively, if the date is written as such, 20 October 2012, then the comma isn't necessary, because the month separates the day and the year.
  • Use in the separation of clauses.
    • You use the comma to separate independent from dependent clauses (strong and weak?)  
      • Once upon a time, an evil witch lived in a castle.
      • An evil witch lived in a castle once upon a time.
        • See what I did there?  No?  I'll admit this took me a while and I still find myself screwing this up.  If the clause can stand on its own and it appears at the beginning of the sentence, then it should be offset with a comma.  In the sentence above 'Once upon a time' cannot stand on its own.  However, 'an evil witch lived in a castle' could live without 'Once upon a time,' therefore, if 'Once upon a time' comes at the end, then no comma is needed to separate it! (Phew!)
  • Use when two adjectives are placed together without a conjunction.
    • The girl is honestly and humbly sorry. - or - The girl is honestly, humbly sorry.
  • Use to surround or set off a name.
    • John, will you hand me that broom? Now, if I said this -John will hand me that broom, then I am not addressing John, but simply telling something about John.
The list goes on and on and on..

My favorite website about grammar and usage:

It's official!  I've finished the draft for Begging for Forgiveness, Book 2 in the Pinewood Creek Series.  I am pretty excited about this one since it is not only my first menage, but also my first m/m.  I am a fan of m/m and m/m/f stories, so this one just kind of tumbled out of my naughty brain!  If you would like to receive a free, ahead of print, review copy (if you choose to review it!), then please email me!!!!  I'll get it out to you as soon as editing is done!
Limit 20!