Thursday, June 28, 2012

Russian Pawn is Done

After an unfortunate delay I have finally finished Russian Pawn. I am excited to go live, but I am going away for the weekend and I think I will publish it on the second of July. So I hope every one is going to get this first installment of my new series. 
Sloane is a sexy professional thief who has been hired by some of the richest and most powerful men in the world. She helps them complete collections they legally can't own. Precious artifacts, royal jewels and any other treasure that may be hard obtain. Its just a game to them, but it has made her some very powerful enemies.

The most powerful of them all is her estranged husband and head of the Russian mob. Sergei isn't used to being stolen from or rejected. Sloane has done both. Will she be able to escape his clutches? Will the man he hired to capture her let her go or turn her over?
It seems bleak, but Sloane can be very persuasive and she will use any trick of the trade to get away. (pun totally intended)
If you like an erotic story that will not only turn you on, but also has a storyline and characters that will entertain you as well, then Russian Pawn is for you. 
It gets intense, dirty and rough and Sloane gives as good as she gets. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

People of the World
here is the link for all kindle users in the United States and Canada
here is the link for those in the UK
here is the kindle link for France

New Author starts of with a bang with this fantastic new series! The lead character shows both a vulnerability and a growing strength. I greatly anticipate the next installment to see how she grows into her strength, and to experience the new adventures the cast of characters will develope around. I'm so happy that I picked this one up!

just one of the five star reviews
the kindle link for Germany
the kindle link for Italy
kindle link for Spain

Here are all the kindle links for my book. I hope you check it out no matter where you live. It will have you sleepless until you are done.
I can't get the links to work for some reason, but if you copy and paste it should work. I willkeep trying.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Therapy for the Multitasker

As I was putting away my 12th load of laundry (no that isn't exaggeration for effect), I started thinking about all the other things I needed to do. Like weed my garden, clean my kitchen, make supper, take care of my sick son ( he just has a sore throat), write my blog, check on my facebook page, tweet about my book, work on my next book, water my garden, try to get more followers and make a list of everything else I have to do so I don't forget.
Now I know I am not the only person out there who has these things to do and maybe even more. I am writing about this, because I am wondering when you spread yourself thin can you do any of these well? Do you just muddle through and hope for the best? Do you become uber type A superwoman who has every moment of life scheduled down to bathroom breaks? (shudders in horror) Do you just jump from one project to the next hoping something gets done?
I do a little of all three.
Hoping for the best can never hurt. Some days that is all you have. Big fat hope that tomorrow will not be quite the shit storm today is. This may come in the form of selling more books then you have in a while, your kids helping with the housework, your hubby making supper or even an extra retweet you weren't expecting.

Scheduling is not my forte. If I set a schedule and then don't get everything done, then I get stressed and work until I either can't because of exhaustion or until someone tells me to take a chill pill and relax for a second. So I do a loose kind of schedule where I work until 10am on my writing and tweeting and blogging. Then I work outside in the garden until lunch. Afternoon is the same as the morning. Write for an hour then work outside. After supper I spend with the kids and then I write some more. So that is me scheduling and jumping everyday.

You must do whatever fits into your life. Remember it is also okay to schedule a time for nothing. That is sometimes the hardest thing to do when you always feel like you are behind. Your family needs your time as well. Mine has been super supportive, but I still feel the guilt when I am inside and my husband is outside playing with the kids.

So if I have to answer the question am I doing any of these things to the best of my ability, then the honest answer would be no. I am trying my best and this period of transition will end and maybe things will get easier. It will right? The first year we owned the farm I was having a panic attack over not being able to do it. By the next season my husband was across the country for 3 months and not only did I do it, but I did it with no help and kids to take care of by myself. So this year I added a book in the mix. Maybe next year I will wonder why I was so stressed. Of course next year I won't release a book in the spring. (see I can also learn from my mistakes).

 I feel like I was just in a therapists office and my 60 minutes is up. So I will toddle off feeling a little better from unloading. Deep breathe....ahhhh. 

happy reading

Monday, June 18, 2012

Blood Sex Loss and Russia

“My eyes are up here Goldilocks.” He pointed to the body part in question.
Oh! Just great, I got caught checking out the sexy vampire. He was arrogant enough. He certainly didn’t need me feeding his ego.

an excerpt from Blood and Loss

“I can’t help it. It has been a long time since I shared a bed with a human and I forgot how a night of sleep can… transform you.”
“You are no piece of cake to wake up to either.” He actually looked good enough to eat, but I wasn’t about to tell him that.
“Would you like me to check your hair for creatures or anything else that may be lurking in there? It does look rather nest like” His voice was playful, but I was in no mood for being teased.
“Do you charm all the ladies with that silver tongue?”

Blood and Loss

the section below is not for a reader under 18

“Shut the fuck up.” He pinched my butt hard. I whimpered. It didn’t hurt that bad, but a girl has to get sympathy where she can. “I don’t care how good a lay you are, I am not letting down my guard.”
“What about just your pants?”
A very hard, loud slap hit my bottom. “No foreplay if you aren’t going to fuck me Ian. That is hardly playing fair.”

From the soon to be released Russian Pawn.

“I don’t like anyone getting under my skin, certainly not a thieving whore.” I should have been offended, but I knew what I was.

From the soon to be released Russian Pawn.

Please take a look at Blood and Loss on or
It is worth the read.  You will laugh, cry and have a few other naughtier emotions.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Cover For Blood and Loss

I have designed a new cover for Blood and Loss. I really think it is much better than the first. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rewrites, Strawberries and Missed Deadlines

Blood and Loss is doing well, but if you get the chance you need to take a look for yourself and dive into the world of vampires, werewolves, witches and the fae. I have finally solved the problem of how to start the second book. I have started book two ten different ways and wasn't satisfied with any of them. So on my drive into the city to get my hair done and an hour to kill I solved it. Won't say anything because it would be a major spoiler, but when you read it, just know that the first chapter was not an easy one. I love when you finally click with a scene and you know you made the right decision.
I will have to postpone my release date for Russian Pawn. I hate missing a deadline, but I can't release it if it isn't ready. I really like this book and there is a section I can't get right. Plus I also have a hobby farm and it is our busy season and maybe a book release was a little too ambitious. Strawberries won't wait on the vine for me to rewrite a chapter.
On the whole things are going very well. 
happy reading,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Russian Pawn

Russian Pawn is due out June 15th. So far I am on schedule. It isn't your normal erotica. Russian Pawn is the first installment about a thief named Sloane. She steals priceless objects for her clients, when buying is not an option. Her clients are rich and collecting is serious business. Sloane is the best, but her success has earned her many powerful enemies. Men and women who want her dead for revenge or as a preventative measure will pay any price to see her taken down. Ian is a bounty hunter and he is hired to capture Sloane. He has captured her before, but she has always escaped. Will this one stick? Will the man who hired Ian take his revenge on Sloane's body. You will have to read to find out. This book is not for anyone under 18. There are very adult sex scenes. If a whip and paddle make you pale this book isn't for you. Sloane can take it can you?

Monday, June 11, 2012

5 Star Review

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is now among my top 10 favorite Vampire books :), May 23, 2012
By Elaine L - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Blood and Loss (Cassandra Myles Witch Series) (Kindle Edition)
I found myself with some "precious me time". I opted to read a book over watching TV alone. So I searched for a new book to download on my PC kindle. I poured myself a glass of wine and escaped in Cassandra's Myles world for a few hours. I don't want to give away the plot but these are some of the things you should know about the book . It takes place in Canada, beautiful Nova Scotia, Vancouver and Alberta are mentioned in the book. The story includes witches, vampires and more .... the book gets better with every chapter and leaves you wanting more at the end. Oh and how could I forget, it is actually funny, the author could have you wanting to cry one minute and laughing out loud the next. I am eagerly awaiting for Electa Graham to release the next book in the Casandra Myles Witch Series. Here is the link to my book. You can download the first few chapters free. So kick the tires and try it out risk free. You can also read the other reviews.
Happy Reading,

Sunday, June 10, 2012

True Blood

True Blood is on tonight and I am too excited. I may have to have a coffee to stay up, but I will be staying up. Join me tomorrow so we can talk about it. It is the season of the bromance. So lots of screen time for Eric and Bill. You can't go wrong there.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Cover

The cover for my new book.

Meet the Characters

Lucius is a sexy vampire. He is tall and broad. Unlike most vampires his muscles aren't long and lean, but thick and bulky. With his closely cropped hair and piercing blue eyes he looks like the drill sergeant from hell. He scares the shit out of Cassandra, until he is the one who is responsible to keep her safe and everything is about to change.

Lucius is just one character who may keep you up at night, but in a good way.

Quintus is a 2000 year old vampire. He would do anything for Cassandra. He is the one who helped her when she needed it most. He helped her rebuild her life when everything was taken and she felt she couldn't go on. He has made it his mission to give her back what was taken. Now when it seems he has finally succeeded, Cassandra is in more danger than ever.

Quintus would do anything to make Cassandra happy. If making her happy means he has to never see her again, could he except it and walk away?

Declan is Cassandra's roommate. He is the human in her life and she loves him. She would like more than just a friendship, but Declan gets around. Declan uses his job as a bartender to chase after everything in a skirt and tells Cassandra he is not ready for a relationship. If this is true why is he so jealous of the other men in her life? The answer is good. So good you won't see it coming.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Quotes from my Book

Hello all those lovers of the sensual and the fanged. It has finally arrived. It is the weekend we finally get to see True Blood season 5. I can not wait. I have read Charlaine Harris' latest to get me in the mood. We shall see where Mr. Bell et al takes us this year. One place we know we get to revisit is a Bontemp that has Russel Edgington in it. He really was too good a character to just leave under the ground. Speaking of that, I am hoping they explain the whole Godric speaking to Eric from  the great beyond.
I will be giving my opinion about the episode on Monday so if you want to discuss it please join me and leave your comments. Can't wait to see what everyone thinks.
I haven't worked much more on my novels. Yesterday I was working in the garden and I have a ton to catch up on. So today I will leave you with a few snippits from Blood and Loss and Russian Pawn. Hope you enjoy them. Russian Pawn comes out the 15th and Blood and Loss is available now. I hope you give them both  a read.

“Since when do you take orders from Quintus and you didn’t have to have him in your bed.”
“Technically I take orders from him all the time, he is my boss.”
“So he told you to have Mr. Muscles sleep in your bed?”
“What do you care who is in my bed, it isn’t like you’ve ever shown any interest in being there.” Wow, my amazing ability to make an awkward situation even more uncomfortable never fails to shine.
from Blood and Loss I hope you enjoyed it.

please don't read the quote below if you are either under 18 or you have a sensitivity to harsh language and spicy dialogue.

“Shut the fuck up.” He pinched my butt hard. I whimpered. It didn’t hurt that bad, but a girl has to get sympathy where she can. “I don’t care how good a lay you are, I am not letting down my guard.”
“What about just your pants?”
He gave me a very hard slap to my bottom. “No foreplay if you aren’t going to fuck me.”

from Russian Pawn. I hope you check it out when it is available.

happy reading,

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Her are some tiny teasers from Blood and Loss, I hope you enjoy.

His cool lips moved across my neck, sending a shiver of pleasure down my spine. “You are important to me too. I have come to rely on you. I haven’t done that in a long time. Now go inside before your roommate wears a hole in your floor from his pacing.”

Lucius had already made himself at home. He was lying in my bed wearing only his boxers. I only ever thought of him as scary, but right now he looked so sexy I had to close my mouth to prevent excess drool from escaping. His muscular chest begged for me to run my hands over it. I swallowed hard trying to come out of my hormone induced trance.
“My eyes are up here Goldilocks.” He pointed to the body part in question.
Oh! Just great, I got caught checking out the sexy vampire. He was arrogant enough. He certainly didn’t need me feeding his ego. “You are not staying in my bed.” Could you die from embarrassment? I think I was slipping away.

Working on another series has been good for the creative process. I enjoy going back and forth. Cassandra, the main character in Blood and Loss is such a complex character. She is strong because she allows herself to be vulnerable. She feels it all and keeps going, because as she says what is the alternative. Her struggle to always do the right thing and keep those she loves safe makes her road a hard one to walk.

Sloane is almost the polar opposite. She can take a punch like the toughest man and will use anything at her disposal to win. She owes no loyalty to anyone except herself. The thief leads a dangerous life and having feelings for someone would make her weak. Her deepest connection to anyone is to the man who has been paid to capture her. He is her weakness. She hates him, but she has never wanted a man more in her whole life. They are each others chink in the armor. Sometimes the death of the other seems like the only solution.

Part one of my Sloane series is almost finished. I am editing it now. I am far from done part two of the Cassandra Myles series, but the first draft has been written. It just needs to be edited. The good thing about this time around is I have a lot of  volunteers for beta readers. So I hope you enjoy the tease and the update. I would love to hear from you.
happy reading

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Change is as Good as a Rest

I am still working on the sequel to Blood and Loss, but sometimes my mind wanders and it wants a change of pace. So I have started a new series. It is erotica, but not your typical variety. The lead character is Sloane - " I had been Sloane for a very long time. I took the name from the first person I killed. Oh don’t worry she deserved it. She had a cool name though."
Sloane is a strong capable professional thief. She doesn't steal the family silverware and large screen TVs, but things the very rich and powerful covet, but can't buy. She deals with these rich powerful men and women, but because she is Sloane she plays by her own rules. This gets her in trouble. She  has a bounty on her head that makes her blush thinking at how high the figure is. Ian is the man who always comes closest to catching her, but they have a strong attraction to each other that Sloane uses to her advantage.
Sloane uses everything in her arsenal of tricks to get in, get out and remain alive. She is an expert in weapons, street fighting and seduction. All is fair with those she deals with and sometimes a sway of the hip or flick of the tongue is more powerful than her glock. In the first installment Russian Pawn, Sloane finds herself being hunted by the Russian mob, they have hired Ian to finally find her and bring her back to Sergei. He wants to punish her for leaving him. No one leaves Sergei. Will Sloane make it out alive and if so which weapon will she use.
Russian Pawn is due to be released on June 15th. Keep the date open.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Here is the Milk... Don't Forget to buy the Cow

 “Okay drunk girl it’s time for bed.” I wrapped my legs around his waist and he carried me to my room.
“I thought you would never ask.”
“Not tonight, Luscious Lucius doesn’t have sex with drunk girls, especially ones who seem fond of alliteration.”

“I can’t stand the thought of his hands on your body.” He pulled me into him. I didn’t even struggle. He was too strong. “Touching you everywhere I want to touch you. His lips on your lips, I want to kill him.” His voice was little more than a growl.

A red tear fell on my hand. He smiled at me. “Yes I agree. We will say good-bye when we have to. I am not ready to say it either.”

Quotes from Blood and Loss
If you like the above dialogue you will love the book.

Monday, June 4, 2012

People of the World Unite The link to my book for all those vampire fans who live in the UK and those that just love a funny, erotic, real and intense story. For those in France who want to purchase my book. For those in Germany who love vampires and want to purchase my book. For those in Italy who would like to purchase my book. For those in Spain who would like to purchase my book.

I hope everyone everywhere enjoys my book. I believe you will enjoy it so much you will want me to hurry up with the sequel. I am doing that as I type this.


Twilight...Best Books Ever or Worst Piece of Fiction Ever Written


I want to make it clear that I have never read the Twilight books. I try my best not to make judgments, when I don't have all the facts. I have watched some of the first two movies. I didn't like the movies. I thought they were terrible. I couldn't finish more than about 20 minutes of the first movie and watched most of the second movie. I didn't like the fact that they had created such a pathetic female character, especially since the movie seemed geared to teenage girls. The thought of a teenage girl becoming so despondent over a boy terrifies me as a mother of a girl. It wasn't just how she was acting, but it was supposed to be romantic. 
The other main problem I have is a vampire who is over 100 years old going to high school. I am 40 and the thought of going to high school is about as appealing as cleaning the toilets in the NY Subway system with a toothbrush. Plus as a mother of a future teenage girl if a guy in his 30's came after my daughter when she was 17 I would definitely have a sharpened stake in my hand. So a hundred would really push my buttons. 
So here is the thing what do you find so appealing about it. There must be something appealing about it, God knows it has sold enough copies. Explain to me why it is such a good series. On the flip side those in the haters camp let me know why you hate it so much. Tell me your beef. Are they similar to mine or do they go deeper.  No one seems to walk in the middle of the road on this one. 
Let us discuss why.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Writing Volume Two

I was working on the sequel to Blood and Loss yesterday and decided to reread a few chapters of the first book. I didn't realize how much I missed the characters. I always thought getting through the first book would be the most difficult, but now I have created these people who have personalities and desires. I have to stay to true to those in the second book. Continuity is key.
I have read many series where a character has done something that I felt he/she would never do. Sometimes something is said about a character in book one that is disregarded to further the plot.
It used to annoy me. How could a writer do that? Now I know sometimes it is a mistake. You can't remember everything even about your own characters, all you can do is have as many as you can read the next book. Others will see things, very obvious things, that you missed. The kind of things where you smack your hand to your forehead and can't believe you didn't see it.
Cassandra is very important to me and I intend to be true to her. There will be many new characters in the next two books (I have already written the next two books in a rough draft) and I can't wait to for you to meet them.
Another little plot twist in the adventure of writing is how hard it is to make a character you love be flawed. How hard it is to make him do something terrible. It is necessary. People are flawed creatures and they screw up. Sometimes their actions hurt those they love. Sometimes even I want two characters to get together, but I know deep down it wouldn't work no matter how much I may want it.
I apologize for my ramblings, but I feel close to my readers. They take the time to let my world into theirs and that is a special thing to do. I appreciate that more than you can know. So anytime you have questions or comments about anything please let me know. I will answer anything you want to know. (except what the next book is about I don't want to spoil it for you ;) ).

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Wait is Almost Over

It is June 1st and that means the start of hotter weather and most importantly the month when True Blood starts its new season. Season 5 seems to be going to take its greatest departure from the books. I personally don't mind the show being different from the books. It still gives me a chance to be surprised by what the season has to offer.

I can't wrap my head around Christopher Meloni playing a vampire. He will play the head of the authority. He does have a very alpha male kind of prescience and that would be needed if he is to play Roman. I will reserve my judgement until I have seen him in action.
What storyline is everyone most excited to see this season? Is Tara dead or alive. The powers that be say she is alive, but if so who saves her from a gunshot to the head? Is it Lafayette and his brujo mojo? Will she become a ghost?
Then there is Eric and Bill and their killing rampage at the end of season four. I can't say I was upset to see Nan go. She was so irritating. She was like a bitchy boss or bossy mother in-law, except she could live forever and tear your head off if she didn't like you. Sorry but that Nan really got under my skin. I can only guess that the authority isn't going to be overly happy about them killing her.
Alcide is the one who finds out about Russel Edgington's rise from the "dead". Will he try to protect Sookie? Will he assume the alpha role of pack leader. Will he look for Debbie Pelt and find out it was Sookie who killed her.
Then there is that weird scene last year when Andy Bellefleur had sex with that fairy woman. What does that have to do with the tea in china. I am not a fan of story lines that take away from my favorite characters. Will he become a fairy baby daddy?
Jessica is a character I thought I would dislike and I like her more and more every season. She is funny and sexy as hell. She is finally coming into her own and enjoying being a vampire. It is nice to see someone enjoy it instead of being all broody about it. So this season she should get even better.
I know Sam is supposed to be a tortured sole, but I hope they give him a little happiness this season. His story line is not one I am dying to see. I am curious about why they have brought in Scott Foley to play Terry Bellefleur's platoon captain.
So those are my thoughts and many more that will come to me when I press publish. What are your thoughts, questions, concerns? Let me know so we can discuss.
Before I go I will leave you with a bit of trivia. Did you know that Lauren Bowles, who plays Holly Cleary on True Blood is Julia Louis Dreyfus half sister. If you look closely at the old Seinfeld episodes she often plays the waitress in the diner.
Waiting does Suck,