Category Archives: Books

Taming the Pack Wolves

The entire series is now available as a set! While each can be read as a standalone, this series also builds in a longer arc and so having it all in one place is AWESOME. Want to know more? In the first book, Past My Defenses, Vanessa is the fastest wolf shifter around, but she can’t outrun her allergies. When […]

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Geeky with a Side of Pi Contest

Hey, guys! I have short story in an anthology out tomorrow. Covalent Bonds is the romance anthology for geeks and the people who love them. My short story is called “The Hacked Match” and, oh my goodness, I stressed so hard over getting my hacker just right. So, so much. Luckily, my husband is a high-level network engineer and one […]

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Writing the Heartbreaking

  Once you start telling people you’re an author, you occasionally run across those who will casually diminish that or the value of your stories. “Oh, if I had more time, I could be too.” “Yeah, but you write romance.” “Do you actually make money at it?” “Oh, I have a great idea for a story…something you should write.” For […]

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New Contest, New Tab, New Year

I hope everyone is staying warm…or staying cool if you’re in the southern hemisphere, I suppose. Just be staying…is what I’m saying. So, if you’re reading this on the internet, ta-da! Look above! Waaaaah? Who is Wendy Laine? Wendy Laine is my pen name for my Young Adult paranormal due out Summer 2017. See that tab for more information. In […]

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Servants of Fate Series is out!

Stealing Time first debuted a few years ago. It was one of those times for authors when you write what you want to read. I wanted something different, but magical. The winter holiday season has always seemed to be magical to me, even with the stress of parties, get-togethers, and getting everything ready in time. (I’m an introvert with OCD–those […]

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Tempus’s Oh Agatha! Giveaway

  Congratulations to Tina for winning this giveaway!!! Check out my latest giveaway if you, like me, are not Tina!   So, Tempus woke up this morning…on this the day that his book “Taking Time” is out and thought, “Hey, I should give away one of my favorite Agatha Christie books!” * Throughout his book, he steals books (mostly mysteries) […]

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OCD in Fiction

  Recently a friend and I were talking on Twitter about the movie “Sleeping with the Enemy.” In the movie, Julie Roberts’ character escapes from an abusive, controlling husband by faking her death. My friend mentioned that the husband, in a later scene, cuts his hand and while in the bathroom sees her wedding ring in the toilet. He reaches […]

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First 1000 words of Keeping Time

  Ruin hated the years he ended up in the hospital on New Year’s Eve. It should be easier to take the life of someone who was already dying, but being surrounded by others just waiting their turn seemed like a cruel trick the Fates played on him. It reiterated that Ruin wasn’t a benevolent helper every day of the […]

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First 1000 Words of Taking Time

  Bored. “Bored. Bored. Bored.” And he had no confidence whatsoever that tonight would alleviate his condition. Tempus glanced around him at the mortals getting drunker and less interesting by the second. Why squander minutes, let alone hours, in this condition when both were numbered? Especially if you were Joseph Toulouse, age fifty-nine, in the ballroom of this quaint little […]

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First 1000 Words of Stealing Time

  Hannah Lyons was living a charmed life—she’d escaped death thirty-seven times in the last three hundred and fifty-seven days. But Time was about to catch up to her—Time or, in German, Zeit, was nearly upon her… and about to give Hannah back her scarf which she’d dropped nearly as many times as he’d saved her life. Zeit snapped his […]

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