What’s coming this month? Ivy, book 4 in the Ties that Bind: Auction night series is releasing on April 8th! Gah! That’s right around the corner. It’s sizzling hot and we finally get to spend time with Master Edge (~le swoon)!!!
What’s coming next month? I will be releasing Cocky Captain, my contribution to Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Cocky Hero world!!! We will match up an ex-Navy, Blue Angel fighter pilot with an ex-Air Force tanker pilot, Angel…get ready for not only a battle of the sexes, but Navy vs Air Force, and tanker pilots against those hotshot fighter jocks! This is a really fun book with off the charts chemistry!
What I’m writing? I’m writing Mistletoe Mischief, a billionaire romance for the holidays! It’s sinfully sexy, sizzling hot, and involves a beach and couple’s romantic retreat~
What am I editing? I finished edits on Firestorm, this is my contribution to K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes world. Asher is a hotshot firefighter and the chemistry between him and heiress, Evelyn, is smoking hot. Like an inferno! A Firestorm!
What I’m proofing? I am proofing Forest’s FALL…I know. I know! This is THE BOOK everyone is waiting for! And I have a surprise because…do I tell you now? Nah, we’ll keep that update for later…
Show my story outline/vision board? These are terrifying words.
My process is NO process. I’d love to think I was one of those writers who was totally OCD with a picture-perfect story outline and vision board, but the truth is ugly.
Like, my mind doesn’t work that way. If I have to stop and create a vision board, search out all those pictures of people who ‘inspire’ my characters…my mind literally stops in its tracks.
I find it paralyzing rather than freeing. And I love other authors who post all these pictures of their inspirational characters. I love that they have a vision of who their characters are. It is awe-inspiring.
For me, it’s a process of discovery. I don’t have all of that down. I travel that path with you, my reader, learning little things about the characters as we go along.
So, I apologize. I have no story outline, or vision board, to share with you, and I prefer to keep those things loose.
Way way way back before I ever published, I ran across a very talented critique partner in Critique Circle. This is an online forum where aspiring writers come together to critique each other’s works and improve upon their craft.
I made so many juvenile mistakes in my writing. My words got picked apart, all those mistakes revealed to me along with how I could improve them.
I count my time in Critique Circle as my crucible. It’s where I learned to write.
Pam’s critiques were always spot on, she gave it to me straight, always delivered constructively, but never sugar-coated. I grew as a writer because of her.
She went on to publish years before I took the plunge and I’ve devoured all of her books. I’m still privileged to Beta read but her skill honestly has surpassed my critique skills.
I finally published my first novel, not Vendel Rising, but rather CHANGING ROLES, (https://amzn.to/32MMx4M) one she constructively ripped and shredded until I finally made that story shine.
That was four years ago. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. If you’re into dark books, a little PNR romance, love reading RH done right, I encourage you to read her Dead of Eve series. Pam Godwin ripped my heart out with the second book, and I still haven’t forgiven her for that, but it was one of those hurt so good moments…GAH, thinking about it still brings tears to my eyes.
Anyway, she’s writing this dirty dark Pirate book called SEA OF RUIN, a dark historical pirate romance (https://amzn.to/39pR0fW) and you really should consider reading it. It’s going to be phenomenal!
Michelle is a vivacious blonde bombshell who’s often been compared to Marilyn Monroe. Deeply submissive, she’s in love with her Dom, Tank.
Tank is an ex-Marine, ex-prize fighter, who’s built like a tank. His body is an artist’s dream of clean lines, hard edges and ripped muscles…Until you get to his face. Marred from an artillery explosion, a fine network of scars covers over half his face, and his nose has been broken so many times it finally gave up on ever being straight, and his ears are what you would expect from a boxer clubbed too many times. His face is a lumpy mess of the most imperfect beauty.
I’d love to see how you envision Tank given that description. Don’t be shy…post some inspiration in the comments below.
I wanted to share an intro from one of my blog posts aptly titled: The Agony of Forest’s FALL…
I’m about a third of the way into writing Forest’s FALL. This story is going to be bigger than I originally thought. I can feel it. At 35,000 words, the first pivotal moment has arrived. My gut twists as the words flow from My-Mind-to-the-Page. The knots twist and turn with the agony of this scene I just finished. It’s raw and ugly, painful and heart-breaking. Yet, it’s only the beginning of Forest’s FALL.
If you want to read more, click on over to my blog and see what else I had to say about writing this amazing book!
It’s not often I get excited about peopling, but Jet is making me break out of my shell. We have a kayak trip planned with a couple we’ve been ‘dating.’…..
Yeah, you heard that right…we’re building couple relationships. Is this something you do? Do you and your significant other seek out other couples to do stuff with?
Well, if you’re Jet, it involves setting up a kayaking trip. So, I will have my ass planted in a kayak, heading down the river on a three-hour tour (this sounds terrifying… Is it just me? Or are you now singing this tune from Gilligan’s island?)
🎶🎵Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship
The mate was a mighty sailing man, the skipper brave and sure
Five passengers set sail that day, on a three-hour tour
A three-hour tour🎶🎵
Seriously, this has been running through my head for days!
Tell me about your favorite ‘couples’ misadventure!