Friday, 31 July 2015

April's Interlude



Yep, I’m still on Repeating Love (Lakehouse Security #6). Well, I’m actually done now and writing something else but I’m not ready to share that right now.

(Please note that this is an unedited Excerpt)


WIP Excerpt

Mikkel got right in his face and said, “If your man hurts one hair on Damon’s head, I will kill you so slowly you’re going to wish I had put a bullet through your brain. Now how many men are out here?”
The man cried out in pain when Mikkel jerked his head back by his hair. “Just one. He was supposed to go get Damon.”
“Call him off.” Mikkel didn’t wait for a response. Instead, he led the Avery Bastard at gunpoint around the side of the house. The minute they got around the corner, he saw Damon being held in front of a man that looked like he was on drugs. His eyes were bloodshot and he had several sores on his face. The man opened his mouth, giving Mikkel a menacing smile, showing his half rotted teeth.
The druggy had a knife to Damon’s throat. He could see that it was held too tightly to Damon’s throat, cutting into his skin. Blood trickled down his neck and onto the shirt he had put on. Mikkel doubted the druggy had any idea he was even hurting Damon.
Mikkel didn’t even hesitate. He lifted the gun from Avery’s head and took the shot. The druggy’s eyes got wide and glassy. His arm went slack as he fell in a heap at Damon’s feet. Damon stumbled a little when the druggy’s arm dragged him down, but he recovered quickly.
Mikkel let the Avery Bastard go. The second he did, he shot the man in the leg. The Avery Bastard cried out in pain and fell to the ground. Mikkel didn’t care if he killed the fucker. His entire focus was on Damon and comforting him.
Mikkel drew Damon against him, keeping him close. Mikkel could feel Damon’s body shake against him. He turned them so that Damon didn’t have to look at the Avery Bastard. Plus, Mikkel could keep an eye on the man.
“I’m sorry I left you by yourself in there,” Mikkel said, kissing him on top of his head.
“I’m okay now. I’ll be okay,” Damon said it. Mikkel was sure he said it for his own benefit more than anything else.
“That’s right, baby. You’re just fine. I’ve got you now.”
“Yeah. Just like always.”

This book comes out October 1st. Visit my website for current information about the Lakehouse Security series and all my other books.


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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

From the Backlist



These are the book, probably most of them found on my GR recommended reads, because I never heard of them before, and maybe neither have you


Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride
(Arcada #3)
First Published 12th of October 2010 by Loose ID
Paranormal BDSM Romance

Lukas Blacque is a deeply closeted werewolf, and almost more than anything in life, he desires his neighbor, Oliver Bleu. Oliver is a vampire who is slowly dying from insomnia. More than anything, he needs Lukas Blacque and the rich blood that flows through his veins.

On the day that Blacque makes an important commitment to his family and pack, he also succumbs to temptation and agrees to a passionate weekend with the alluring vampire. At sunset on Friday, it's all about urgent lust and the drive to lose his virginity. When the sun rises on Monday, lust has shifted to love and devotion. He's not sure he can walk away, even for the commitment he's made. He's even less sure Bleu will let him go.

In Blacque's world, vampires and werewolves make uneasy bedfellows, and a gay werewolf is an impossibility. In Bleu's world, all living creatures are little more than vessels for food and sex. But in the mysterious and magical town of Arcada, the unexpected is always waiting right around the corner. Now Blacque and Bleu just need to survive long enough for Arcada's magic to work for them.

Publisher's Note: Blacque/Bleu is related to Chrysalis and Mad at the Moon, which were published by Changeling Press. This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Bondage, domination, male/male sexual practices, violence.


Other in the series
Chrysalis, Mad at the Moon, Silver/Steel

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Here’s the Deal – or more so, just hearing myself talk



July is down – you see the deal in my head is that I need to write at least 1 book a month for next year, that way I’ll have a def of 6 books coming out next before the ones I add in (aka Charity stories)

Once Taking A Stand off to my editor means that July is done and I’m free to do what I wish.

On the other hand, I have made a deal with myself (with the help of a friend) that when I’ve done my quota on what I want to write this year (for next) I’ll be able to go on a reading binge, though for the life of me I can’t remember who I’ll be reading. It’s either AE Via or… shit, honestly have completely forgotten. The woman has a LONG list of books I just have to read

Then I’ve decided it’s really gotten to a point where I need to stop buying books, or at least pause a wee bit and actually read some of the older ones.

I get this way every so often *cough-cough* when my main TBR shelf on iBooks starts to get a little crowded – and I have 3 of them, 3! and they are all very full.

So before I go through another buying spree, I have to read 20 of my TBR books.

Oh, man I haven’t even gone through the MM Romance groups freebies for the year yet. Need to do that …

Here’s the thing. The thing that will probably change because I’m flaky that way. I’m thinking that I need to make a schedule, a way that I’ll get my writing done.

I use to have, read through the day work at night, but I haven’t been able to pick that back up again. I’m not really sure why but my days are… maybe I’m just depressed or just that close that I’m always dropping over. ‘Cause I do nothing, ALL DAY, and it’s not good. It needs to change.

So first up I think I’m going to start, or try doing the read a book during the day, which will bring down my TBR count which will allow me to start buying books again.

The second is that I’m going to do a book and then a week off reading, which is normally what I do, but instead of being just random, I’m going do a ‘novel’ read, where I spend the week reading, well, novels. If you know me, then you’ll know I’m don’t read them, not because I don’t want to, but because they take me so bloody long and more then not I’ll get to about the 100 page mark and think “And that’s the end” only there’s like well, 2 to 300 more pages!!

I don’t hate novels, I am just a short story writer and so when I get to a point, that’s the end for me, and then rest… well it’s just words.

Maybe I should write a post on that.

Maybe I’ll wait until I’m actually writing my middle grade stories.

It’s a fun idea I have. I’m hoping to start it in the second half of 2016. This will mean me trying to write 2 50-60K novels and at least 6 6-10K short stories. Under a different name, and I’d really like to re-write, clean up and get an old novel I wrote done too. Because the fun thing about going to middle grade and into more mainstream is that it’s more acceptable to only publish one book a year, so therefore if I can get all that read, that’s 3 years done. 

Anyway, that’s the plan and I’ll talk more about that when I’m actually writing them as it’s all about all I’ll be focused on in that time. so look forward to that.

Anyway, it’s about time to actually get a schedule. Get one-half of my life in order and maybe my mood will settle a bit.

Anyway I’m not really sure I made any sense, so sorry for that

Main point I sent off An Alphas World 1 to edits.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Cover Beauty



Art sells the book; it’s the first thing we see, and some we’ll buy just from appeal.


Artist NA
Into the Woods by ML Rhodes