Crazy About Winning

      Sorry about the delay in announcing. Some family stuff came up. I have two winners for the Crazy Over You release giveaway. Jana B. got the gift card. And Tina M. won the necklace. Woooooooooooo! *high-fives all around* If you didn’t win this time, I tend to do giveaways fairly regularly. You should subscribe to my blog […]

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Crazy Over You Excerpt

    So, this is my favorite excerpt from Crazy Over You. It’s slightly racier than most of the stuff I put on my blog, but…oh, who am I kidding, you were hoping for that.   “Hello. Sheriff’s department. How can I help you?” a woman’s sweet voice answered on the phone. “Yeah, my name is LeAnn, and I have […]

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Hitting the End of a Series

    With the final planned book on my Taming the Pack series out, it’s somewhat bittersweet to be in this moment where you walk out of the world and move on. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve felt this before when reading books. I’m going to share something with you that I’ve never told another living soul… (Okay, that’s a […]

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Crazy Over You Giveaway

Nothing celebrates a release like a giveaway!  Yay!!! You can enter in at blog stops or you’ll probably get some easy entries if you’re seeing this. But, wait, what am I giving away??? TA-DA!     Details. Details. Details. Simulated Opalite Stone Pendant on 18″ Stainless Steel Chain. Amulet Size: 30mm. Medallion is made from and Stainless Steel. If you […]

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Crazy Over You is out!

The final book in the Taming the Pack series is out!           She’s on the sheriff’s most wanted list. Waking up with a naked woman holding a knife at his throat is just about the last thing Sheriff Travis Flynn expected. And the brother she’s looking for? A murderer. And dead. Probably. But the real shock […]

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Writing a Character with PTSD

  My book “Crazy Over You” has a character with a rough history but a strong survival instinct and, right from the beginning, her point-of-view was easier and harder. I’m familiar with someone brushing the ugly side of sanity. In later edits when my editor suggested I add flashbacks for her, I was reluctant because I wasn’t quite sure how […]

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Who Owns a Story and its Characters?

  This post isn’t meant to argue over the legal/financial ownership of a book’s text and characters, but the thoughts and inferences made of characters and text. If I read Winnie the Pooh and decided that Christopher Robin was actually the imaginary friend and the entire book was a metaphor for the plight of bears in modern society, am I […]

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Rereading – A Literary Woobie

For those unfamiliar with the term “woobie”: a woobie is a much-loved blanket that may have holes or stains or be far too small, but it gives one comfort in a chaotic world. Most of us had woobies as children. Some of us still have woobies as adults. *raises hand*     So, it seems to me like avid readers […]

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Creating a Shifter World

  I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately. It’s what I do when I’m sick, stressed, can’t sleep, or just need an escape. So, I’ve been adding rapidly to my list of books read in 2015 as well as my list of flawed characters.  But, lately, I’ve been looking for a different sort of book: shifter books. I’ve aimed for […]

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Sugar Pie – A Meet Uncute

If you don’t know the term “meet cute” then the sub-heading might be baffling to you. A meet cute is the term for a scene in a film/story/etc that features a couple meeting for the first time in a cute or adorable way. This story is built upon a conversation I had on Twitter that began with me stating that […]

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