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There should be a #WackyWednesday!

First of all, I have to admit I’ve been living in a ‘Quil haze this past week.  My usual solid steel immune system has let me down. While my blog has been neglected, nothing else has been. The Very Worst Man is up for preorder with a release date of February 28th. Unfortunate, Daggart’s fate, is at the editor’s, as is Undeniable, getting its makeover in round two of edits. The Very Best Man is getting another polish, too. When writing advice says “Sleep on it,” believe them. You’ll find mistakes from way out in left field.  Also, weigh a good editor, on a scale, and give them that much in gold because they’re worth it. Mine is, and if I earned it, she’d be paid double.

You did catch that The Very Worst Man is up for preorder, right? In case you’re not convinced you NEED this book, here’s a little teaser. Available now at Amazon, everywhere else by the 28th, maybe before then.

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Notice how I’ve not mentioned Uncivilized? Shhhhhh. I’m finishing it in a marathon session as soon as I can quit snorting Benadryl. Kidding about the snorting, but wish I wasn’t. Mass quantities of meds at this point can only help. I’ll look back on this post and think TMI. Or not. I tend to look forward.

Something in the fun and procrastination department is I’ve started a personal Learning from the Masters series where I take a billion selling book and give it my own what if. Like, what if Christian Grey was a dollaraire instead of a billionaire?

Thus, I present, 50 Shades of Gremlin

He rolled up in the Gremlin and my breath caught. Was it his cold steel eyes or the exhaust fumes choking me? I couldn’t tell. All I knew was my heart raced, seeing him get out of his car. Most of the paint still clung to life on the vehicle, discolored to a light grey from what I assumed had been navy blue.

“Miss Steele,” he said, holding open the door. “You’ll have to slide in from the driver’s side, my passenger’s side is broken.
The sexy growl in his voice convinced me as much as his muscles as they flexed under the tattered flannel shirt he wore when he continued, “I’m good at driving backwards through the drive through, since your window rolls down better than mine.”

Freebies and Prequels!

I’m still loving this cover. There’s four paintings around here, one for each book so far.  Considering I have something to paint on the Santa Fe trail, the Pony Express, and the Orphan Train subject… I’m going to need more canvas.dfd51ab2-3820-4ce0-98e1-d1a15c2ca851

 

Unavoidable is one of those projects I found irresistible.  I always knew the story of how Samuel Granville convinced his brother Nicholas to come back home. This is a little snippet of a day in the life that begins a huge change in Nick’s life.  I love how the brothers interact and their sniping has a strong undercurrent of love.  The romance is at the very end, but is a doorway to another, longer book.

Where can you find this particular story? Just pick your favorite and it’s there!

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Next Week: The latest information in Self Publishing as gleaned from a plethora of bloggers.  I have a lot of research to share but still need to write it all.

 

 

#MondayBlogs Post and You Want Me To What??

Howdy #Mondayblogs fans!

 

My book, Undesirable, hit Amazon on the 14th.  Since then no less than four people have asked me what’s next.  Sure, I know what’s next on my plate, but it might be a while.

Secretly?  I like the impatience and curiosity of my friends and family.  It means they like what I do well enough to want more.  That’s never a bad thing and I’m thrilled.  So while I’m writing a prequel to my Oregon Trail series, get started reading Undesirable or maybe Undeniable first if you’ve not read it yet. Out of order is fine, too, and you won’t be lost, it’s just not what I’d prefer.  Meanwhile, I’ll be planning arguments, fights, and love at first sight.  When that’s done and I get to type the last line, my next task is to paint another cover for Unavoidable, the Oregon Trail series prequel.

After that, there’s a lot more down the road. The last book in the series, The Very Worst Man, three more American West novels, some paranormal romances, and some science fiction.  There’s be mysteries, romance, and all sorts of plot twists in these.  I’m so excited at the projects hovering on my horizon and hope my readers are, too!

It’s out!

My new book, Undesirable, has finally hit Amazon!  It’s out for Kindle and will soon be available in paperback.  All my good words went into the novel, I’m finding, and writing anything else right now is tough!

Anyway!  Back to the fun!  You can click on over, read the description for yourself and download a sample.  Here on the blog is where I can tell you this is the least explicit of my novels so far and I did NOT plan it that way.  There’s a cutting room floor of sorts, aka, Undesirable’s Leftovers.doc.  I’d planned on the book being a lot steamier.  All the love scenes my characters weren’t feeling went in there.  Yes, I’m ordered around by the characters and the story.  Yes, I did try just putting in the sex no matter what.  I just couldn’t do it and stay true to the book.  Sexual tension in it is off the charts, though.  I re-read the first kiss scene and got goosebumps!  I know, it’s kind of like laughing at your own jokes, but still.  If I can imagine, write, review and still go ‘oo!’?  It’s good.  Bottom line is I write the romances and other stories I want to read but can’t find.  Undesirable is one of them.  Click the image to visit it at Amazon.

Undesirable, available July 14th!

Undesirable, available July 14th!

 

Book Release date set!

Available on Amazon July 14th, everywhere else October 13th.  

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Undesirable, available July 14th!

Undesirable, available July 14th!

It’s been a long time since Lucky’s Christmas Wish dropped into stores and I’ve forgotten how much fun this is!  I’ve also forgotten what all I need to do to get the word out about this book.  I’m a new enough author that I can’t get, or rather haven’t dared to get, the pre order option.  So I feel odd about advertising before the product is out there for purchase.  At any rate, I’ll probably make time on this blog each day for a post.  Today is nervous excitement, tomorrow may be the value of a good editor.  Who knows?  I’ll be posting things I’ve learned each day before the book drops, so that if nothing else, when Uncivilized is ready to go, I can come back.

In the meantime, and if this sounds disjointed, it’s because my mind is still back in Oregon Territory, August 1858.  There’s a rescue to choreograph, a death to mastermind, and maybe a gratuitous sex scene to write.  

 

#MondayBlogs Blog Tour!

Good morning! Or rather, it was morning when I started this. Google Docs is not kind to the copy/paste functions on my Mac. Add in ants (wish I was kidding), the heat is 85F already, and even my horoscope is saying “No horoscope today, check back tomorrow.”

But that’s all in my own little world. If you like your romance seriously erotic, you’ll want to read about Ava Branson’s three stories. I’ve read all three of her books and they’re marvelous. I also have inside knowledge about her next project. My opinion? She can’t write fast enough for me. Once you read The Project, you’ll feel the same way.

While I’m waiting for the next “What fresh Hell is this?” moment, read for yourself about Ava’s fabulousness.

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Mariantha Anastos has a problem. And a solution. But in order for the solution to be applied, she has to enlist the help of the one man that she’s longed for, fantasized about and lusted after. The one man that rejected her.

Liam Gallagher has a full life as a popular professor at his university, albeit a very orderly one. Until an unexpected visit from a former student presents him with a problem he’d never imagined. One that wreaks havoc on his mind and body. How long can he control the torment within him and will he break his own rules for her?

 

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“Monty…you goddamn well better mean what I see in your eyes,” he ground out.

Her gaze dropped to his mouth, her lips parting and she lifted her face closer to his. It was all the confirmation he needed.

Crushing his mouth to hers, he demanded immediate entrance with his tongue, caressing, seeking, and letting his unbridled passion out in this one scorching kiss. The air left her lungs as he crushed her to his chest, his hands kneading her shoulders, moving to her back, sliding down to her waist, pulling her more tightly to him, like he was trying to meld their bodies and make them one.

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Ava Branson is a native Floridian, with an overactive imagination and a never ending supply of sarcastic, er, witty retorts…according to her family. She loves reading, romance, the ocean and anything that can be considered a carbohydrate.

She also finally decided what she wanted to be when she grew up and that was to share the stories that have kept her mind company for so long. So buckle up and join her on a journey that will light your soul on fire and allow you to escape – even for a short time – the everyday world.

She has a journal full of characters to introduce you to and she’s typing as fast as she can while rotating her 2.5 cats on her lap.

Stop by avabranson.com and say hello!

 

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Lucky’s Christmas Wish releases today!

A sweet winter romance.

A sweet winter romance.

And oh my gosh, I LOVE the cover!  My daughter and husband helped me pick out the photo and it’s perfect.  Click on it to go directly to the Amazon store.  By all means, try the “look inside” sample.  As with any of my books, I encourage everyone to read the sample and if you don’t like that bit, don’t bother reading further.  Life is too short and expensive to buy a book you end up disliking.  So check out the sample!

Whew!  Now that this story is out of my system, it’s back to work on Undesirable and trying to get Sam and Marie to the middle of Idaho.