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Good morning! I’ve been up a couple of hours already. Getting tomorrow’s sales posts ready, working on my other blog. It’s all about volcanoes today!

I’ve been doing an intense bit of babysitting so unfortunately I’ve not been able to write for a couple of days. I’ve jotted a few words down, but not as much as I’d like. This weekend it doesn’t appear I’ll have a lot of chances.

It’s hard to write with a four year old constantly wanting attention. Like right now. Or the TV on. I have to admit I can sing the theme song for Mia & Me, Miraculous, and My Little Pony. Not that I want to. Not to mention the lullaby in Frozen II!

I don’t know what the little one and I will do today. Probably a trip to McDonald’s play land. She can play and I can read, lol. Hopefully I can get some time to write. I’m also working on a couple of dresses and more pajamas for her. I missed sewing.

Here are the nightgowns I made for her this week. I have three more planned.

Now I’ve got to go. Accidentally hit her with my elbow. No blood, no bruise but she’s offended!

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy Holidays!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, I hope they are everything you wish for.

 

 

From me to you

Nothing to report today! Other than my 7:00 am mammogram appointment. Have you had yours yet?

 

I’m writing and Rog’s story is coming along great. I already have the cover as I’ve said. But since I’ve no title it’s a no show for now!

I’m aiming for Rog’s story to come out in March. Then I’ll have it in print for my first signing in Ann Arbor Michigan.

I’m busy using a bunch of Thesaurus’ to help. A couple of post apocalyptic books to help. Lots of research!

I’m working on my Christmas cards. I’ve got a surprise going inside each one! I should have them all sent by the first week of December. Sooner if I finish what’s inside.

Shopping for the granddaughter is done. I’m paying for dog training for my son and DIL, and my daughters state nursing exam. At least they will all get what they want!

 

Are any of you black Friday shopping? Do you do it in person or online?

I do a bit of both, usually. It’s when I normally grab my virus protection for the year.  But this year I’m spending Thanksgiving at my parents and am planning on spending the night before and after, so not sure how much shopping I’ll be able to do. Not to mention Illinois has that nasty 11% tax rate. I much prefer the 5 1/2% in Wisconsin to that!

 

Have a happy turkey day! (my turkey from last year!) Since I’ll be gone, I’ll make a turkey the weekend after.

 

 

Keep Reading!

 

From me to you!

I’m late, but it’s a good thing, lol. I’m working on the third book in the Dragon’s Fated Heart series. My working name is Saving Grace, but Grace doesn’t need saving! I’m loving this book so far. I wake up thinking about it. Dream about it. Crazy, I know. I’m immersed in my own world.

Let’s see if I can find a section that isn’t too bad. Mind you, no edits are done. I haven’t read it over for rewrites or corrections. This is a bald and ugly section of my original concept. It needs more fleshing out!

Hmmm… let’s see…

Grace couldn’t believe it. How on earth could a place this big be hidden?

Rog’s groan made her belly twist. She wondered what so many rooms were needed for. They couldn’t be more tunnels. None of the tunnels had doors leading to them. Hark was striding toward the first one. The slap of his feet making Grace realize he walked barefoot.

“Don’t you have any shoes?” She squeezed her eyes shut, realizing how rude her question sounded. “Sorry.” This is why she didn’t people.

“He probably left them upstairs.” Rog shrugged, obviously unconcerned.

Hark was a big boy and he didn’t seem bothered by it. She shouldn’t be either.

Rog urged me forward. Grace sucked in a deep breath at the warmth of his hand against her back. Ignoring the flutters in her belly, she followed Hark, quickening her steps away from Rog. She didn’t quite move fast enough. His touch continued to make her ache in places she’d rather not think about.

“No, I lost them. Doesn’t matter. My feet are tough.” Hark pushed open a door.

Grace followed, slamming into his back, her attention more on the man behind her, rather than the one in front. And he stopped to look at the room they entered, creating a living breathing brick wall. “Sorry.”

“Check this out.” Sweeping his arm in front of him, Hark moved further into the room.

Grace’s jaw dropped. Fascinated, she walked further in.

Behind her Rog exclaimed. “Holy shit.”

She spun around the center of the room. Grace never thought to find something like this in an old abandoned mine. One abandoned long before the apocalypse.

“I want to see the other rooms.” She ran to one of the doors leading from the room. A light went on when the door opened. She stopped. Other than a layer of dust, and not much of that, the room was pristine.

Grace walked over, hesitantly touching the bed. She pushed on it. It was soft. This must be a mattress. One from before. She looked back at the door, hearing just murmurs of conversation. Leaned on it, putting much of her weight on it. Standing back, she couldn’t stop the grin crossing her face.

Grace clamored on top, stretching out, spreading her arms and legs. Like sitting on a cloud. Her head on the pillow, she let herself sink onto the mattress. So soft. She couldn’t stop the groan spilling from her throat. She never wanted to leave this bed. The room wasn’t drafty, muddy or wet.

“Are you okay?” Rog raced into the room. Stopping, he looked at her and grinned. “Enjoying yourself?”

“Um hm. I could stay here all day.” Grace wiggled, turning her face to Rog. “I’ve never felt a mattress like this.”

“You can, if you’d like.” Rog strode over to the side of the bed, leaning over her. Running a finger across cheek. “I’d be happy to join you.”

Heat streaked up her cheeks. She squirmed. “No, I want to see what else is down here.”

Rog leaned over and kissed her forehead. “If you’re sure.”

His grin twisted her insides, heat blooming from deep in her abdomen. She sucked in a breath, paralyzed. No one ever kissed her like that before, looking like that at her. The wicked twinkle in his eye sent desire spiraling through her body.

No, she wasn’t sure. She’d like to just grab Rog around the neck and pull him down on her. The look on his face told her he’d like nothing better. “Yes.”

Stepping back, Rog grabbed her hands, pulling her off the bed. “Up and at ‘em.”

Grace slid, leaning against the bed and trapped once again in his arms. She looked up into his eyes and sighed.

Rog stepped back, a smirk on his face, and the devil in his eyes. “Ladies first.”

 

Now, does this sound like Rog? He is trying to behave! lol.

The old and new world will be colliding in book 3. I already have the cover bought and paid for. I was going through book covers for sale and had to get it. So it’s waiting. I hate waiting! But since I don’t have a title yet, I can’t complain too much!

I’m anticipating a March release, as long as I keep moving on it! It is my NaNoWriMo 2019 project.  So were Stealing Hope and Finding Faith in previous years! I might as well keep it working for me!

It’s Noshavember or NaNoWriMo month!

Sometimes it’s both, lol! I’m going to be short and sweet! I’m on my way to Omaha Nebraska and I’m leaving in the snow. Ugh. I hope that goes away, but I can’t guarantee it. Guess I’ll see! Google says it is an 8 hour drive. I figure 10 hour. If it is snowy, who knows! It may change my plans on when to leave to get home. We’ll see. I’ll be safe either way.

In the meantime, check out the two anthologies I’m in!

Destiny Whispers

A collection of short love stories to warm the heart. Compiled by four authors, all proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to a charity which supports homeless veterans.

Broken Prince Charming by Beverly Ovalle
I lost my way. Discharged, broken, I sought comfort from a bottle. A lot of bottles. I wore a mantle of guilt that I had survived, while most of my buddies died. My life spirals downward. Rock bottom is ugly. I realize I need help and reach out for it. Hidden among the homeless and despair is a bright light, with milk chocolate skin, bright blue eyes and a smile that cheers my soul.
Grace. She smiles and carriers a beacon of hope within her. Despite circumstances that would bring anyone else down, she forges her own path. A path different from her mother’s. Determined to support herself and leave the shelter behind, she has a plan. Nothing and no one will stop her.
She deserves a fresh start, and I’ll help her get it. Even if it means I’m left behind.

Finding a Memory by Mona Casey
When a young medium moves into a historical home with her husband, she meets the resident souls. Souls who lived during the turn of the century and found a sweet forbidden relationship. During their time on earth, it was unheard of for a single caucasian woman to live unsupervised with her African American butler and driver but that didn’t stop them. Their story is timeless and heartwarming with a tragedy tossed in.

On the Home Front by Tina Susedik
War is Over!
With a shout, radio host Erna Huber gave the battle cry that brought hope back to all the women waiting for news of their husbands, sons, and fathers. World War II was finally at an end, but what does that mean for all the women that kept America running while the men were away?
Ben Peters was one of those returning servicemen that was simply trying to find his place in the tumultuous social climate after returning from the Pacific, when one night during a chance meeting at the roller rink, he just so happened to bump into Erna. With her sharp wit, and bombshell appearance he was hooked from the get-go.
Can they successfully navigate the war between the sexes on the home front? Or will their relationship prove to be more than either one of them bargained for?
You know what they say, all’s fair in love and war.

The Oasis by Teresa Keefer
Ally had found her respite after the loss of her fiance in Afghanistan. Living with her grandfather in the Mojave desert and running his cafe and convenience store keeps her busy, even if it doesn’t keep her mind off the young man she lost. Her world is about to get mixed up when a wandering man shows up at their doorstep in the midst of a dust storm. His story is much like her own in that he also lost someone he loved in Afghanistan. Will his unwanted advice and kindness move Ally forward with her life after the devastating loss she had endured?

Available at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZN8HD38/ and eRetailers https://books2read.com/u/49QR00

 

We know the TRUTH, Do you?

What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
We do.
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away. (Heat level varies.)

* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.

The Road to Eden by Beverly Ovalle

The civilization of Jannat Adn was slowly dying. Unable to procreate they searched the galaxy looking for compatible civilizations. They find one. It’s Earth. Not only are earthlings compatible, but gene markers show a common ancestor.

Pavolok is amazed at how different life on Earth is. Tasked with safely bringing aboard colonists, the Storm Area 51 Raid is the perfect opportunity to round them up. When the US Military tests a weapon on their own citizens, he steps in to save them. What he doesn’t expect is his body’s reaction to one of the human women. Her purple hair and violet eyes draw him instantly to her.

Amy joined the raid for the heck of it, along with her siblings. Naruto running and clapping cheeks appeals to her sense of humor. It’s not that she believes in aliens, just why miss the chance if they really are there? Transported to a space ship that really doesn’t live up to her expectations, she can’t seem to keep her hands off Pavolok.

Amy hadn’t planned on having an alien in her life, but once she clapped him, she’s not willing to give him up.

By C.L. Roman

Thomas and Dana are planning their wedding when a mysterious package arrives from relatives Thomas thought long dead. To make matters stranger, the note attached hints that his loved ones are in danger. Arriving in Rachel, Nevada, the couple discovers that a missing magical artifact is the only thing that can save them, and it’s hidden in the archives of Area 51. Getting in will be a challenge. Getting out alive may be impossible.

By Jennifer Wedmore

What We Became- The Year is 2519. The integrated society of humans and aliens have been around for 500 years. This is the start of the story passed down through the ages of What We Have Become.

by Katey Tattrie

The Worst of the Worst – Trapped underground, one mile to Central Control, injured, and possibly meeting up with the United States’ deadliest serial killers escaped from their cells. “Freaking fantastic. Not exactly your typical day at Area 51. Nick was right. I should have stayed home.”

by Lori Joseph

Taking Initiative – Poor Hannah! Almost 30, alone in the world, and about to be evicted. But that all changes when she applies for a position with the US Government. Accepting a position with the GEDI proves to be the opportunity of a lifetime; a promise of a better future, friends, and the chance to earn some real money for the first time in her life.

The favorable circumstances Hannah has been handed comes with rules, unexpected processes, and a dominating authority figure. Will impulsive Hannah be able to comply and keep her lavish new life or will she be returned to her bleak existence?

by CM Peters

Cargo – After a deadly crash, one of the only remanining soldiers must protect their cargo at all costs. Could Area 51 be the right hiding place?

by Valerie Puri

Burner Phone – When Jimmy signs up for the Area 51 raid as a joke, he gets more than he bargains for.

As his pursuit for the truth intensifies about the secret base, he teams up with a like-minded individual. Together, they infiltrate Area 51. Jimmy not only finds himself in the middle of a UFO crash site, but a conspiracy that goes deeper than he ever imagined.

He is determined to expose the truth before it’s too late.

by Jennie L. Morris

Galaxy Genetics Inc. – Earth is a dead planet. Mankind colonized other planets and moons in the solar system. Galaxy Genetics Inc. sends out teams to collect rare DNA samples to use in their medical and bio-warfare research. Following an ancient rumor of a long dead species held at Area 51, Galaxy Genetics dispatches one of their top teams to investigate. The pair soon run into something intriguing and dangerous in the corroded science bunker beneath Area 51.

by Arthur M Doweyko

P’sall Senji – a story of first contact, wherein a nearly retired policeman must decide whether or not to kill the alien about to shake hands with the President.

by Chrys Fey

Detective Heavenborn – Who is Detective Heavenborn, and what’s inside the package she has to retrieve from Area 51?

by Sherry Rentschler

Mermurings – Word is there is a conspiracy of secrets surrounding Area 51. What if the secrets are the conspiracy because the government has nothing to hide? The secret to Area 51 is a belief in a lie.

But the truth is there’s magic at Area 51. And its dying.

And these are just some of the stories you will find!

Available exclusively on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited!

Something Different! Just for book lovers

Today, I have something a bit different. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know I’ve been doing book signings all over the Midwest. I just got back from Chicago and I found these at the signing I was at. I thought I’d share it with you. Book sleeves to hold your books and keep them from getting destroyed. Mine are a sad example. Bent pages and covers, coffee stains, crumbs, ugh, you name it.  I love books but I can be a hot mess!

If you are interested, they do online sales also. Check them out! You can find Bend Me Not book sleeves at www.facebook.com/bendmenot/ or direct to their etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/bendmenot/.


Check out these examples! I know a few cat lovers and wine drinkers that could use these, lol.

Handmade

Bend Me Not book sleeve is a handmade, padded fabric book sleeve to protect your books while you travel with them.

If you love to read on the go, but always worry about your pages getting bent, a Bend Me Not book sleeve is a way to help prevent that!

This certain sleeve is perfect for a standard size book up to an indie sized book (10″x7″).

** Bend Me Not book sleeves are handmade, so there may be some slight variations with the pattern, placement, etc.

These are just a few examples they have for sale. When you’re not reading, just slide your book into the sleeve. Drop it in your purse or backpack to keep from ripping it up.

The cost isn’t bad either. They are listed for $15 an $20 on their page, depending on which sleeve you buy.

Hope you can use this! I thought it was a brilliant idea and wanted to share! Great Christmas gift for the reader in your family. There were styles and patterns for men, women and children! Go online to see the sizes. It looks like it would work great to keep your kindle or tablet in also! Multi use! http://www.etsy.com/shop/bendmenot/

Coming Oct 22 ~ Pre Order for only .99 Pennies!

You all know how I love dragons! So look at what’s coming! Dracones Awakening from Sheri-Lynn Marean! Coming Oct 22 pre order for only .99 pennies!

Dracones Awakening: Cursed and Hunted; Dark Immortal Dragons

They’ve been betrayed. Two fallen angels are dead, and Tierney’s father is missing.

As a private investigator, Tierney should be able to locate him, but as an immortal on the cusp of her dragon powers awakening, she knows his disappearance isn’t human related. Have the druid witches that kill without discretion finally found them?

While Tierney searches for her father, the man she loves abandons her. Secrets and lies are revealed, and from skin and scale arises a broken beast of sorrow …

What evil will be uncloaked by ancient magic?

Get Dracones Awakening today because time is running out to feel your savage heart soar.

***Re-edited.***

This steamy romance isn’t just a dragon shifter story but an emotional adventure that’ll leave you breathless.
For fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Christine Feehan, Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian & Nalini Singh.

“Download and discover why fans call this the best, fast-paced, thrilling page-turner with a different take on fantasy and paranormal shifters!”

 

Pre Order it here!

 

 

A spin off world, check out the Dragon Hunter Brotherhood!

 

Saberthorn

Dragon Hunter Brotherhood

 

Is she his enemy …
… or salvation?

Only a soul mate can save him from turning rogue and setting humanity on fire.

When Saberthorn’s niece is murdered, his dragon cry of vengeance is heard far and wide. In days he’s eliminated all responsible, except one. The witch he seeks eludes him. Ten years later, on the verge of losing his humanity, a portal opens. The dragon in Saberthorn roars.

Could it really be her?

The hunt is on. But when he catches up to his amber-eyed enemy and she knocks him on his rear with a well placed fist, a deep craving awakens. Will Saber be able to follow through on his vow?

Hang on tight as you soar with sexy shifters because this powerful tale of love will leave you breathless.

Get it now.

“Download and discover why fans call this an intense tale of action, suspense, sorrow and romance that’ll keep you turning pages like crazy.”

Available in Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

 

 

Casstiel Born of Lightning

Dragon Hunter Brotherhood

 

Casstiel should’ve joined his soul mate in the afterlife …

… Instead, he found himself tethered to another female.

Would fate be so cruel, or are his enemies responsible?

It has to be the Ilyium–druid witches set on annihilating all supernatural creatures—because as an immortal dragon shifter, Casstiel is only supposed to have one soul mate.

For ten long years he drifts through life in a haze of fury and severe depression, barely alive …

… until he finally meets the one holding him to this world.

Ashara. A recently escaped slave of his mortal enemy.

Stunned and lucid for the first time in years, Casstiel finds himself fiercely protective of Ashara. What’s more, he’s incredibly attracted to her. But the worst part of suddenly waking up?

The realization that he’s hurt the ones closest to him.

As Casstiel fights his attraction and tries to pick up the shreds of his life, he begins to question his desires. Can he redeem himself and fix the wrongs he’s committed?

Or is he too late?

Download this incredible, soul gripping romance and soar on an explosive journey that will curl your toes.

Get it now.

Fans of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter, Christine Feehan & Nalini Singh will love this heart-wrenching tale of loss and redemption. Grab tissues, your soul will sing as all things lead to love.

Available in Amazon and Kindle Unlimited