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New Releases: Little Bag of Fears & Wait For Me

Friday, March 17th, 2017

As I mentioned earlier in the week Little Bag of Fears: Vol. 1 is out at major retailers. My romantic suspense novella Wait For Me is also now available at major retailers. Check out all the information below.

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Little Bag of Fears: Volume One

 

Fear comes for everyone and now it’s your turn…

Dive deep into nine universal fears as they stalk you through a dark hallway where people disappear, a gated community where plants have minds of their own, inside a ghost’s thoughts as they watch hapless paranormal investigators, a serial killer’s trunk where his victim lies dead…or not, a wildfire where an ancient god lurks, a gas station where survival takes extraordinary measures, a writer’s lair where a special spider lives, a haunted house attraction where being a clown has dire consequences, and a snippet of tiny terrors designed to give you a shiver.

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Wait For Me

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They’d locked horns in high school.

He was the self-assured hockey player next door.

She was the creative actress and a cappella singer.

As adults they are still at odds, but in an instant they’ll forge a bond to survive their darkest hour…

Executive legal assistant Veronica Henderson didn’t want anything to do with cocky SWAT officer John Mendoza even though the attraction she felt for him all those years ago remains piping hot. Fresh from a sore breakup, she’s called off dating men.

John’s interest in Veronica is off the table. A stinging divorce has left him raw, and he won’t take the chance on a serious relationship.

Then Veronica awakens trapped in darkness, her thoughts scrambled until she remembers the explosion that ripped apart the court house. Is she the only one alive?

When John’s world implodes, he awakens in the dark unsure if he’s dead or alive. Until he hears Veronica’s voice and realizes he’s not alone.

Pinned in the rubble, their connection could be their only chance of survival.

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Horrors! Little Bag of Fears: Vol. 1 Is Out!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Howdy everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful week. This week I launched my first horror anthology into the atmosphere. Here are the details on where you can find Little House of Fears: Vol. 1. I don’t have a link for Barnes and Noble yet, but will update as soon as I do.

Fear comes for everyone and now it’s your turn…

Dive deep into nine universal fears as they stalk you through a dark hallway where people disappear, a gated community where plants have minds of their own, inside a ghost’s thoughts as they watch hapless paranormal investigators, a serial killer’s trunk where his victim lies dead…or not, a wildfire where an ancient god lurks, a gas station where survival takes extraordinary measures, a writer’s lair where a special spider lives, a haunted house attraction where being a clown has dire consequences, and a snippet of tiny terrors designed to give you a shiver.

 

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Blackout! Sci-Fi/Post Apoc Book Sale!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Guess whose book is on sale this week? BLACKOUT is now just $1.99 for a limited time, along with 10 fantastic post-apocalyptic sci-fi romances from authors like Susan Grant & Eve Silver – all priced under $2.99.

Check out all the books here: bit.ly/post-apoc-rom-sale

After, leave a comment to let me know which books you’re excited to read!

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Wild & Crazy: Publishing Updates

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Howdy all! It’s been a long time since I posted to this blog. Primarily because I’ve become so busy with multiple projects it’s a bit scattered. Not complaining at all. Much of my busy is a good thing.

Publishing, if you’ve been in this business long enough, throws punches. Last year I had two publishers close and early this year another closed. I’ll have books at Liquid Silver Publishing, and I plan to self-publish as much as possible. What this means is I have a lot of books waiting in the queue to be released again. Here’s my loose plan.

  1. Publish A Little Bag of Horrors, Volume 1 (Horror Anthology) probably sometime in March.
  2. Publish the Hot Zone series again. Some of the series has been in limbo for almost a year. Not sure of the time line on that, but I’m thinking before summer. I have covers, I need to format the books and they’ll be ready to go.
  3. Publish Wait For Me, a short romance/suspense novelette. I hope to do that before this summer. It’s a new story.
  4. Publish a collection of three short stories that are romance/suspense oriented. The titles have been changed, but these stories were out before. I haven’t done a cover or covers yet. I’m thinking because they’re so short they need to be in one volume.
  5. Publish my Dead Days series. These four novels are set during a zombie apocalypse. They’re told from the first person point of view of the heroine in each story. They’re definitely romances set in an apocalyptic setting.
  6. Publish (again) Dark Deadly Love, For A Roman’s Heart, and Before The Dawn. The great news is that Samhain Publishing is giving me the covers. I’m hoping to publish them by April or May at the latest. These are three huge favorites of mine, so I can’t wait to get them back out there!

I am also working with Happy Catastrophe Productions on more than one television series, and for the first time ever I’m writing a screenplay for a horror movie. It’s also possible it will be a book one day. Wish me luck!

Last but not least I would love to finish my Krakatoa story which I think I started way, way back in 2014 and never finished. GASP! I know. It’s rare for me not to finish a story, but it does happen. Since I love writing historicals, I really want to finish the as-yet-untitled story.

That is all I can think of at the moment, though I feel like I’m forgetting something. No worries! Talk with you again soon!

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Book Cover Reveal: Little Bag of Fears: A Horror Anthology

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Coming this spring to a bookstore near you!

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Links For Eclipse & Hostility Back Up!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. I wanted to announce that Hostility and Eclipse, my latest stories, are back up! They’re also available in more stores.

For Hostility you can find all the links right at the Hostility page right here.

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For Eclipse you can find all the links right at the Eclipse page right here.

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Thanks so much guys!

Announcing Happy Catastrophe Productions!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Hey all! Sometimes creative life takes new directions. This quick note is to announce the formation of Happy Catastrophe Productions with writing and producing partners Marie D. Jones and Brian Keith Ellis. Yay! Putting Producer on my resume isn’t something I imagined in my life, but there it is. We don’t have all of our official stuff up yet such as website, business cards and all of that jazz, but that will be in the works. We’ll develop projects for film and television. Right now we’re working on our own projects.

Early last year my creativity took a different direction. Marie optioned Blackout and Love From The Ashes for television and film and that started a new creative movement in my life. I started working on horror and less romance (although I’m not dropping romance all together). Over the years I’ve discovered a few creativity truths for me. Whenever I concentrate on what “feels” right for me to pursue in a writing direction, the more opportunities come my way. So I’m sticking with that formula!

As soon as I have more to announce on Happy Catastrophe Productions, I’ll be sure to let you all know.

Laters taters!

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2017 Book News & Changes

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Hey everyone! Long time no speak. 🙂 I hope your New Year is already fantastic.

The beginning of a new year brings the promise of dumping the old and starting the new. I rarely make resolutions. If I do, I don’t often write them down. This year I have a major goal. It isn’t writing a certain number of words a week or books a year. It’s continuing some of the things I’ve been working on for several years. At the end of the year, though, I did see some things crystal clear.

One. Make sure I stay on the course of positivity in my professional and personal life.

Two. Continue to write whatever blows my skirt up. Right now that is mostly horror. Sometimes it’ll be romance.

Three. Continue my exciting new ventures with two professionals and friends in the television and movie world, including becoming…drum roll…a producer at a brand new production company. Yep, you heard it here. More on this when I have bigger details to share.

In slightly different news, one of my publishers is going out of business and will be done by January 13. My story Comeuppance (featured in the Nightmares and Echoes III anthology) will be in limbo after that date until I fold it into my own horror anthology. Eclipse and Hostility will go back up on Amazon and other outlets probably by the end of the month. Many thanks to Jennifer Tover and Josh Hilden of Gorillas With Scissors Press for being honest, hard-working, and stand up people. Best of luck to them in all their future adventures.

Okay all! That’s it for today. Until next time, live, love and dream.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Hey everyone! I wanted to dash in here a moment to say have an amazing, amazing holiday. I’ll be back in the New Year if not next week.

 

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Intuition & Live & Let Live

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

A recent conversation prompted me to think about intuition, passion and how we can create and live from the heart. Creativity can relate to anything, not just words put down on paper, a painting or perhaps an actor on the stage. Deciding to run our lives based on intuition of what is right for us can influence our entire lives, including the quality of that life.

So I’m going to get down and dirty here. When I was a kid I was bullied extensively. I’m not revealing that to elicit sympathy. No, not at all. I’m no different in that respect than many people. It took me a long time to understand how I made it easy for people to bully me. You see, I spent considerable time negating and ignoring my intuition even when it proved extremely accurate. Intuition, if I’d listened to it, would always tell me what was right for me whether it was choosing what book to write, what to wear, what to say…you name it. When I allowed others to influence what I was going to write, wear and say, I wasn’t being true to myself and sometimes the misery that resulted proved acute.

When I create passionately I’m coming from the gut. That part that says, “This feels right.” Back in the day I heard people refer to creating a book this way as, “Writing the book of your heart.” The controversy comes when some writers think this is bunk and say creating with your heart is dumb. Yes, I’ve heard some writers say this…really.

How does it relate to everyday life?

People seem to have a heck of a time with the concept of live and let live. Group think, whether it be creativity, politics, religion, trends…well…it can influence many of us to pretend to be something we’re not. Of course, this creates all sorts of problems within us, a lack of authenticity that eventually bites us in the ass. Being inauthentic always, always catches up with us. I’ve seen this happen to authors and I’ve seen it happen in so many other avenues of people’s lives.

So this holiday season, think of ways you can be authentic. Think of ways you can be who you are without demanding others be the same.