Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Just Desserts released
My novella is out today which means all the curious cookbook stories have been released. I hope you all enjoy them. :)

Contest Winner

Tere has picked the lucky winner of her Truth & Tenderness giveaway and it's Miranda! Yeah! Woot! Your ebook will be on your DSP bookshelf shortly so that it can be downloaded on release day. Thank you all so much for commenting and I know you'll all enjoy the book as much as I plan to when I have my paperback in my hot little hands. Everyone have a great Wednesday and a wonderful rest of your week. :)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Just Desserts Blog Tour

So next week Wednesday, April 29th, is the release of Just Desserts, my contribution to the Tales of the Curious Cookbook. I have blog stops which are mostly spotlights, meaning a lot of the same content, but there's an interview on the first day over at Roxanne's Realm and one guest blog on May 6th. These are the dates:

April 29 Interview
Roxanne’s Realm

April 30 Spotlight
Houston Havens

May 1 Spotlight
All I Want and More Books

May 4 Review
Smokin' Hot Books

May 5 Spotlight
Sapphyria's Book Reviews

May 6 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

May 6 Spotlight
Booklover Sue

Right now I'm over at The Novel Approach giving away a copy of Just Desserts and talking about the process of writing it. All the rest of the novellas in the set are out already, just me left.
 So that's all the latest, hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Truth & Tenderness and Tere Michaeals!
The amazing Tere Michaels answered some questions for me and it's a HUGE thrill to have her on my blog. Her Faith, Love and Devotion series was the first I read in our wonderful genre and I return to those books over and over. The last in the series is out May 1st and here's the blurb:

Faith, Love, & Devotion: Book Six

Newly promoted police captain Evan Cerelli takes command of his own precinct as Matt Haight’s security business begins to expand at a rapid rate. Both of their careers require more and more of their time—away from home and each other. When his most famous clients, Daisy and Bennett Ames, suffer a traumatic breakup, Matt is drawn into a dangerous and dramatic situation. With attentions diverted, Evan and Matt's tight-knit home life begins to unravel.

As Griffin Drake’s movie nears final edit, his thoughts turn toward building a home with his new fiancĂ©, Jim Shea—and maybe even starting a family. Before he can think of a new family, Jim is caught up in his past. The possibility of putting Tripp Ingersoll in jail once and for all beckons, and Jim wants the closure that has long eluded him. As a new lead spurs him on, Jim begins to lose sight of the future by chasing an old ghost.

Both couples struggle to remember that "happily ever after" requires hard work, trust, and tender, open hearts.

I'm so excited! I, of course, already ordered my paperback, and am counting the days until the 1st. So to tide me over, I asked Tere some questions.

What inspired you to write this last book in the series?
I wanted some closure for all these characters and their journeys, as individuals and as couples – of course it could keep going and going but I felt like at some point I needed a “and they all lived happily ever after.” First, I had to come up with a story that satisfied me! Then I set out to create an ending that would satisfy fans.

Is there anything you found particularly challenging about writing this one?
Creating problems but not going overboard with angst! I didn’t want to damage or undo the progress they’ve all made over the previous five books. I didn’t want artificial angst. Everything in the story that’s an obstacle was chosen very specifically, as a challenge to the characters. But honestly? Trapping everyone in an abandoned coal mine because of a killer tornado would have probably been easier.

How did you come up with the title?
Oh gosh – funny story. I needed a title that followed all the previous patterns and that reflected the story. In the middle of this rush to figure it out, I threw my hip/back out and was literally lying on the floor of my dining room with my feet elevated as my friend (and fellow Dreampsinner author!) Elle Brownlee read “T” words from the dictionary! We figured it out though.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?
I do not! I wish I created playlists for my books but I honestly write to Broadway show tunes/movie soundtracks, and I feel that everyone – except maybe Griffin – would object to a play list made up of those! I will say, the number one song that has influenced a great deal of my mood during this book is “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. 

So one wonderful random commenter will receive an ebook copy of Truth & Tenderness placed on their DSP bookshelf  on release day. The contest will run from now until next Wednesday, the 28th at midnight EST, and on the 29th a winner will be announced. Please when you comment, do so with the email associated with your DSP account so your book will ce there for you on the 1st.

About Tere:

Tere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world and after that, her path was never in question. (The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)

It took thirty-six years of “research” and “life experience” and well… life… before her first book was published but there are no regrets (she doesn’t believe in them). Along the way, she had some interesting jobs in television, animation, arts education, PR and a national magazine—but she never stopped believing she would eventually earn her living writing stories about love.
She is a member of RWA, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Her home base is a small town in New Jersey, very near NYC, a city she dearly loves. She shares her life with her husband, her teenaged son—who will just not stop growing—and three exceedingly spoiled cats. Her spare time is spent watching way too much sports programming, going to the movies and for long walks/runs in the park, reading her book club’s current selection, and volunteering.
Nothing makes her happier than knowing she made a reader laugh or smile or cry. It’s the purpose of sharing her work with people. She loves hearing from fans and fellow writers, and is always available for speaking engagements, visits and workshops. Send here a message through her contact page or connect with her on Twitter (@TereMichaels) and Facebook .

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

News for a rainy Tuesday
It's raining here in the Bluegrass this morning which I love and everybody else hates. For me there's nothing better than being inside on an overcast day and writing. It's the best. So hopefully the day will be uneventful but for the things on the page and not in real life.

I finished Jory & Sam's novella last Friday so my editor has it now and it will, in theory, be out in August before my marshal book in September. It will be free on the DSP website so hopefully everyone will come scoop it up. Also, the last Jin & Logan book, Forging the Future, is in edits so I thought I'd share the blurb:

Jin Church is back where he started, alone, wandering, and uncertain of his path. It’s not by choice but by circumstance, as he remembers he’s a werepanther… but not much else. He knows one thing for sure—he needs to find the beautiful blond man who haunts his dreams.

Logan Church is trapped in a living hell. His mate is missing, his tribe is falling apart, and he’s estranged from the son he loves with all his heart. His world is unraveling without his mate by his side, and he has no one to blame but himself.

If Jin can regain his memory and Logan can overcome the threats to his leadership, then perhaps they can resume their lives. The question is: Is that what they want? Back to the same house, the same tribe, the same troubles? They can choose from various roads leading to their future… or they can forge their own path.

Hopefully that sounds interesting. :) 

Sultry Sunset, that the amazing Reese Dante did the cover art for, will be out on may 15th. It's number 3 in the series and 4 is already finished and is scheduled to be released in October. Sunset is about Hutch Crowley and Easy Evenings, that's the 4th, is about Lazlo Maguire who you meet in Sultry Sunset. It will all make sense...after. Anyway, I hope everyone has a great week and tomorrow Tere Micheals will be here. Yeah. :)