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Another snowy Saturday here in Wisconsin! My second day after retiring. I’m going to try to accomplish one thing everyday that needs doing. Yesterday was cleaning the toilet and sink in the upstairs bathroom. LOL. So you can see that my goals aren’t lofty. Just necessary. Today, I’m babysitting but I’m going to work in the bathroom again. Cleaning up the stuff that has accumulated in there for years. I’m determined to de-hoard my house! Well, it may not be that bad, but it’s bad enough!

My daughter is in Madison taking the test for her LPN license! I’m praying she passes. I’m sure she will. She’s studied hard to pass everything. Next year she’ll be doing the same to get her RN. I’m so proud of my little girl.

This isn’t just a random picture of one of my books. The cover is actually my daughter almost four years ago. Just before she had my granddaughter.

A Sailor’s Delight

 

Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.

Isabelle was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabelle’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.

Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Delight-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01I6CJAK4/

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/ASailorsDelight

Ebook Universal: https://www.books2read.com/u/mvYYLl

 

Well now that I’ve done my little plug, lol, I’ll continue. Right now our life revolves around our girls. The D and GD if I start abbreviating. It’s not that we ignore our son. Not even. But, he lives in South Carolina. He recently was stationed there. We’re proud of our Marine, too!

Besides babysitting, I’ll be writing. Once the D is home, I’ll start back up on Finding Faith. I’m getting closer to the end. Then, I’ll go over the beta read my buddy Tamara Hoffa did for me before she passed. Then it’ll be heading off to my editor, Molly S Daniels. The cover will be worked on within the next few days. The artist JM Walker is unavailable for the next few days.

Then, the dreaded blurb! Though, I’ve been thinking about it. I actually have been reading a book about how to make your blurb. It really seems to help. I’ve been doing the exercises in the book and it is taking shape! So I have to read a book to finish my book lol.

I’m really trying to get at least three books done by May. If I have one done, I’ll be satisfied, but not exactly happy. One of them will be more of a novella. I’ve been almost done with it for years but had it just sitting there. Mind you, it still needs editing and a cover. But, I’ll finish one book at a time! The other is a children’s book. I’m still trying to find an appropriate title. Not to mention, I need to get an art program (I’ve been searching for the right one) to do the illustrations. I’ll be publishing my children’s books under a pen name to keep the kiddies from seeing my steamy side! They grow up too fast as it is.

Have a good weekend, and don’t forget to check for Sunday Sales tomorrow!

 

From Me to You on Today, my retirement day!

I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’m so excited! I have worked for the Government in different capacities since 1982. Yup, 1982. Today, 37 years later, I’m retiring. I spent 5 years in the Navy, almost 1 year working for the Navy as a Base Police Officer and 31 years in working for the United States Postal Service. Starting as a letter carrier and progressing to Postmaster for the final 16 years of my service.

I’ve enjoyed every one of the jobs I have done in the past 37 years. Some have been more interesting than others.

But today, today it is time to lay down my hat and say goodbye.

I’m hoping from here on out, my only job will be writer! And blogger! And Grandma!

So, short and sweet, I’m going to enjoy today, say goodbye and relax!

Today is my Birthday! I’m doing a Giveaway!

So, since it is, I’ve decided to do a giveaway! 2 ebooks! (If you’re going to be at one of my book signings, I’ll make it signed copies!) Otherwise, 2 ebooks for the winner!

Here is where I’ll be in 2019:

Authors Invade the Beach in Myrtle Beach SC on May 4th

Wild Deadwood in Deadwood SD on June 6-8

Writers on the River in Peoria IL on July 20th

Royal Readers at Mall of America in Bloomington MN on Aug 17

Romance Rendezvous Book Bash in Cedar Falls IA on Aug 24

Imaginarium Convention in Louisville KY on Oct 11-13

Ready to Read Romance 3 in Omaha NB on Nov 2

The links will take you to the attendee’s pages where you can find links to get tickets. Hope to see you around somewhere! I’m sure I’ll have a couple more coming up in my home state of Wisconsin, but those aren’t planned out as far in advance as the big ones above.

ANYHOW…

You let me know which two you prefer! Here are all of the books I currently have out. Let me know in comments your choice. I’ll have Mr. Random pick and announce the winners on here on Saturday February 16!

These are the ones available at my signings:

The following books are only in ebook format!

 

Clicking on each of the covers will take you to Amazon to check them out. So, make your choices and leave a comment!

From Me to You

Ahhh! Another lazy Saturday despite the banging in the dining room. I’m babysitting my granddaughter while her mom’s at work. No clue what she’s up to other than it involves plato. I’m heading in there to play shortly. I’m partial to the dinosaur plato pieces. Fun weekend!

In the meantime, I’m watching My Little Pony. Don’t judge, lol.

I’m running a bit behind on my manuscript, but need to get finished on it. I’m heading into the home stretch! Just have to take out a few characters.

I have to go over what my buddy Tamara beta read before she passed away, make changes then send to Molly, my editor.

In the mean time, the critter is calling so I have to get back to babysitting. Have a great Saturday!

From Me to You

Well, I’m about to embark on another decorating adventure! This time I’m only painting, not tearing out plaster, dry walling or tiling! Just painting. Seems kind of tame, lol.

The room my granddaughter is in is a lovely shade of bright yellow. I’m taking my Menard’s rebate and purchasing paint. Pink and purple. Of course! For Christmas she got wall stickers of My Little Ponies for her wall. It will truly be a girly girl room.

Of course, she’s only three so I guess we’ll allow it, lol.

I’ve been trying to get a bit of writing done each day. I just bought the cover for Finding Faith! Another JM Walker. She did one of my previous covers. A Dragon’s Treasure I believe. So you know it will be awesome!

And until the blurb (Oh God NOT the blurb)is done, no one will see it, lol. Finding Faith will be out by May 4th, 2019. I’m aiming for sooner, but I can’t see it happening. I’ll have it finished by the end of February, then I’ll send it off for editing. Part of it was already done by my bestie, Tamara Hoffa before she passed away in October. I’ll have to find a new editor for my paranormal romances now.

Ah, well. I have to go wrap my hair to try to keep the paint out.

Have a great Saturday. I’ll try to add pictures of before during and after!

Ooops!

Here I thought I could be lazy and do a release blitz for another authors book. NOPE! I was off by a month. It is January 29! So I have to post any how. Late, but that’s okay. Hopefully everyone is having a lazy Saturday, or is so busy that you didn’t even notice, lol.

I’m super busy right now. I’m getting ready for retirement. Filling out the paperwork, setting up retirement seminars, and setting up book signings for the coming year. Adding to that, I haven’t had time to write in over a month. I’m trying to find a location in my house to write. I’m going to try to be a full time writer, but that is even going to be hard as I’ll be babysitting close to full time.

We’ll have to hash that out, lol.

I want to be able to write, but I need space for that. Right now every space is occupied. Over occupied even. I’m trying to find a space that I can write without being bothered. I need peace and quiet to write. It gets a bit expensive going to the coffee shop each day. For some reason the background music and talking don’t bother me. Of course, they are not trying to get my attention.

I want to get three books out by the book signing, Authors Invade the Beach (Myrtle Beach SC) in May. May 4th to be exact. So from my retirement on February 28th to April, I’ve got to buckle down and get working. Luckily, I’m close the end so shouldn’t be too bad of a stretch! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

In addition, I’m taking a couple of classes at the local community college. Welding for art is one of them. Figuring out the cloud is another. I just don’t get it, so I’m willing to go to a class on it. Hopefully that will make my brain click.

To end today, here’s a sneak peak at a bit of Finding Faith, unedited of course.

Skinning the rabbit, careful to keep the skin intact, she laid it on the largest leaves she could find. Sprinkling some rosemary on it, Faith wrapped the leaves around the meat. She tucked it in the outside of her satchel. She needed to keep moving. If anyone was out hunting and saw a fire, they would join her. Then expect her to return with them. So, a little further along and she’d feel safer from being found.

Circling the outside of the meadow, staying hidden in the trees, Faith headed further from home.

Hopefully no one would realize she was gone until tomorrow.

Her eyes widened at the snarl of a big cat. Faith froze. The sounds of the forest stopped. The cry changed to a snarl of pain. Faith crept beneath a tree, hiding from sight beneath its branches. Curious, she moved silently, trying to peek in the meadow. She gasped.

A shadow flew overhead, darkening the grass of the meadow. A large cat dangling from its claws.

Faith gasped, stunned. It couldn’t be. Fairy tales depicted them, showing the devastation they caused. She stared, heart thundering. Hidden beneath the drooping branches of a pine, she was invisible from the sky. A second one swooped down, snatching its prey and flying away. Faith shrank back then froze. The scream echoing through the woods, was all too familiar. It faded, more and more distant as the dragon stole away his prey.

Her breath caught, her heart stuttering. Oh no, it was Hope! Faith couldn’t help but recognize her own sister’s voice. Frozen, she stared, watching the monsters fly away.

Shaking her head, tightening her lips, she scrambled forward. She had to rescue Hope. There wasn’t time to go home for help. Sliding her knife in her belt, she ran, taking care to stay out of sight in the trees. Crossing the meadow might be shorter, but if there was one cougar there would be more. No use becoming a meal through carelessness. She had a sister to save.

No matter how long it took, she would follow. Hope would do the same for her. Thoughts of finding a new life fell away. She had to save her sister.

 

Read the prequel and the first book in the series!

Rise or the Dragons

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUN4KHT/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MUN4KHT/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MUN4KHT/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rise-of-the-dragons-beverly-ovalle/1125683813

Universal link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mvYPRl

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rise-of-the-dragons/id1202566236?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/rise-of-the-dragons-1

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/338402426/Rise-of-the-Dragons

Inktera: http://www.inktera.com/store/title/d2803bd9-735e-4f64-9b5d-eddb447bbacc

Stealing Hope

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYDCQEG/

Universal Amazon http://mybook.to/StealingHopeDFH

Universal ebook books2read.com/Stealing-Hope