She’s a Badass Woman :-)

Today’s playlist song is for Treasure Hunt…

DeLaney is a pirate… a witch… she has a Siberian Tiger for a familiar.

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Photo credit: Mark Cocker

She’s a badass woman and that’s today song 🙂 Badass Woman by Meghan Trainor

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A female witch pirate, a tiger capable of magic, and hot treasure hunter

Blurb:  DeLaney Black Heart is the captain of The Gypsy Princess, the most feared pirate ship on the Cannequ seas, until recently. Her long standing enemy, Falken Sands, is making good on his threat to ruin her. She is in desperate need of a large bounty to soothe her crew and reclaim her title.

Raven Kinsley is a treasure hunter. He offers DeLaney the chance to redeem herself. Only their history is stopping DeLaney from jumping on the offer. Raven abandoned her a year earlier and disappeared.

Left with no other choice, DeLaney agrees to Raven’s commission. They begin their journey to claim the lost treasure of Midas, but soon trouble surrounds them. Raven and DeLaney combine forces to battle gryphons, the possessed Falken Sands, and other creatures.

DeLaney tries to convince herself what she feels for Raven is born out of battle, not love. Raven knows he loves DeLaney, but until an old enemy is beaten, he can’t make his claim on her heart.

As secrets are revealed, they realize this is more than a mere treasure hunt. It’s a battle for their lives.

Available at Amazon: Treasure Hunt

Monday Mindset

It’s Monday ….

And I’m crabby. I mean the fact people are breathing is ticking me off. Why am I so unrealistically angry/crabby?

  1. The weather. It’s May 20th. I’m wearing a fisherman’s sweater and a flannel shirt – that’s to sit inside. I have to put on a jacket to go outside. Because it’s 35 degrees!!!!! No, I don’t live in the Antarctic with cute penguins. This is Michigan. If I’m going to be this cold, I want penguins and polar bears in my back yard (yes I know they live on opposite ends of the world but I need a reason to enjoy this weather)
  2. My personal life is all sorts of out of whack. I can’t find any kind of balance… with writing/Charlie/side hustle/new eating/sleep – the list goes on.
  3. I have person in my life that aren’t doing their part and that makes things harder because in this case I can’t just let the things fall.

I want doughnuts…I want vodka…I want PEACE.

While I can’t in a positive mindset eat doughnuts with a vodka chaser, I can find peace.

First, I need to get over the weather thing…. Being so cold means I can table unpacking spring/summer clothes for another week freeing me up for edits.

Second, I need to remind myself that balance is myth like a calorie free doughnut that is good for diabetics. I need to block my time so I have a ‘direct’ focus, so I don’t wallow. When I’ve blocked writing, write. When I’m loving Charlie, love my grandbaby. Get over the dieting thing. It’s life.

Third, and the hardest. This person is someone I have cared about, that I have tried to help, but in the end, it is destroying me and my grandson. So, I need to realize that the unicorns are really skunks and the storm clouds aren’t covering a rainbow.  And I know once I’ve closed this chapter the other two will become manageable.

Now just because I’m blogging about it and know what has to happen everything will be okay – it’s going to take a minute to end it. There are some legal things I need to do. I need to know it will get even uglier before it gets better. But I also know that peace will

never be mine until this is handled but I also know that slivers of peace will come with each step. Knowing that I’m evicting this soul sucking leech from our life.

On the happier side 🙂

I was gifted these markers – they are AMAZING!!!!

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I received some great advance reader review for Taking A Risk –

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Cover by Glowing Moon Designs Premade Covers

An amazing blend of suspense and sex – Carol

I loved it! – Denise

And I’m still on my quest for diabetic friendly scones that are yummy!

 

So how’s your week rolling out????

Tunes Tuesday

Hi everyone welcome to Tunes Tuesday. This week’s song is off the playlist for…

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cover by: Glowing Moon Designs

Blurb…

Tobia is second in command of The Daughters of Chaos (a bike club of sirens).

Malcom is Poseidon’s top enforcer.

Mer and Sirens are sworn enemies.

They break all the rules by becoming lovers and having a son. The Siren’s want to use their son’s life blood to break Poseidon’s curse banning them from the ocean. The Mer want to kill their son so the curse can’t be broken. It will take everything Tobia and Malcom have to keep their son safe.

The opening scene…

Malcom stared at the photo. Anger quickly twisted into rage constricting his airway making it impossible to breath. His vision narrowed entirely on the picture on the table. His heart slammed against his ribs with such force it won’t have surprised him if he broke out of his ribs and flopped on the table.

“I know she’s a looker but remember she’s the enemy.” Delvin’s thick voice jarred him back to the small office.

Malcom tried to form words but his brain was still too consumed with questions about the photo to assist his tongue.

“The sirens kidnapped a couple of mer again.” Delvin shook his head. “When will the young realize that this isn’t a game.”

“What about this?” Malcom bit out. His breathing still restricted. Every few hundred years or so the siren managed snare a couple of the young mer testing the boundaries. Poseidon sent in a tack force and retrieved them. Malcom was above that.

“Yeah. The retrieval team took this.” Delvin reached across the table and picked up the picture. It took every ounce of self-control Malcom had to remain seated and not lunge at the man ripping the photo from him. “It would seem it kid is her son.” Delvin shook his head. “Never in the history of time has a siren had a male child.” Delvin look at him. “You need to confirm the kid is hers. Not just some drop off. And if it you need to bring him back to Atlantis.” He shoved the picture back.

Malcom didn’t need to confirm the kid was hers. He dropped his eyes to the photo. To the little boy – a prefect blend of Tobia and him.

It’s Been Awhile by Staind

 

The Struggle is Real – Monday Mindset

It’s Monday… Time to turn on the motivation…Time to get my head in the game…

Which is going to difficult to day because my 7 year is puking…

So we are home…. My hubby is home… my adult daughter is home. That’s a lot of people in the house… a lot of distractions.

And I’m tired. I went into the wilderness this weekend and lived like Daniel Boone in a poorly built cabin without a fireplace.

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So I’ve gone from wilderness torture to edit nightmares!!! (Now remember I’m now doing these things doughnut, wine, and vodka free).

I have to turn in my final edits on….

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(ARC review) – To Know a Killer – spine tingling suspenseful romance WOW! Talk about suspenseful with twists and turns no one could predict!

And I need to get this formatted for my newsletter freebie…

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AND I should write something new…I have about 15k left on this…

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So it’s not from the lack of work that my motivation is no where to be found…it’s just sometimes it be like that. I want to do it but the want isn’t actually moving me in that direction. I’m being pulled into conversations with hubby and daughter.

My 7-year-old has my name on a repeat loop.

I feel like if I do what needs to be done, I’m being neglectful, a bad wife, or a horrible mom. Yet these things need to get done. If I worked outside the home everyone wouldn’t follow me to work but they will invade my home office. I know part of is I haven’t been strict in setting up boundaries but in honesty part of the reason I want to work for home is the home part. I want to be here with my sick child, visit with my hubby and daughter – just NOT today.

Finally, after hours of lost time, I told everyone I needed time. I had deadlines. AND guess what??? They said okay. No looks of hate, no quivering lips, just okay.

So my mindset for this Monday is to remember that I need remember that sometimes the work needs to get done.

Have a great week!

 

 

 

#MFRWHooks What to do when you are bored??? #MFRWauthor

Hey Hey everyone!!!

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Welcome to this week’s book hooks! It’s been awhile since I’ve hooked… life has been driving my bus like zombie racing for the last brain.

This week’s hook is from my June release… Mission: Stay Alive. It has this really yummy cover –

Mission-StayAlive-LowRes (1).jpgFive years ago, Aries had accepted a simple bounty jump. She knew where the thief was, she knew how to get him.

Easy money. Or so she thought until she actually met Colven. His charming smile. His wit. His great ass. She decided that maybe she’d wait to bring him.

In their five years together, danger was the norm. But this time it’s different. This time, Aries isn’t sure they have what it takes to survive the mission.

And what do you do when you are bored??? Aries blow’s things up – this week’s hook –

Aries ran down the path blowing up barrels. Some of it was to release the toxic fumes to slow Gunther’s men but most of the shooting was done in effort to expel some of the anger that burned through her body.

Their ship came into sight, she whirled around and looked for Colven. There was no sign of him. Shit. She’d ran too fast for him to keep up.

If she climbed aboard the ship and left his ass, it would deserve him right. After all he told her to leave. Several times.

Kicking the dirt, she started back down the path. Colven rounded the corner. Sweat making rivers in the dirt caking his face. Even from this distance, she could see his chest heaving. Her pulse barely elevated.

As she was turning, she spotted a drone closing in. Shit, things just kept getting better.

“You better hustle,” she shouted and lifted her laser cannon. The drone exploded in the air showering Colven in pieces of metal. Three more rose above the barrels.  Before she could shoot, red lasers pierced the air. She rolled avoiding the blast. The ground next to her erupting. She shot the drones and turned to Colven.

“Well, damn, I thought Gunther had his heart set on torturing me to death. I’m sort of disappointed that he would settle for just having me blown up.”

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out all the other great hooks – Awesome Hooks

 

 

Tasty and Thirsty Thursday

As some of you may know I’ve started a new chapter in my life. At the beginning of March I was diagnosis with diabetes.  So I’ve spent the last month or so coming up with some kick – a@@ recipes for healthy eating and drinking.

I know I can still have an occasional doughnut and vodka drink, it can’t be as often as it was. For example, for Easter I had this…

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Jellybean infused vodka – need I say more?

But now it’s back on the train. This week I’m sharing the recipe for an Asparagus frittata and No tequila morning shine 🙂

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This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home Diabetes Cookbook…

Asparagus Frittata

What you need:

1 cup egg whites (I buy these by the vat now- just saying)

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 medium zucchini, finely chopped

1/2 cup baby portobello mushrooms, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1 cup asparagus, coarsely chopped

basil, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper to taste

1 large tomato

1 cup feta cheese

What you do:

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, and spices together and sit aside. In a large ovenproof pan over medium heat toss all veggies together and cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Pour egg mixture over veggies. Slice tomato and arrange on the top.
  3. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top and let stand for 5 minutes.

 

Playlist Tuesday

I’m on the home stretch for The Last Song of the Siren…hopefully, I’ll be done with it this week. So I thought I’d share another song from the Siren playlist.

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She’s second in command of The Daughters of Chaos (a bike club of sirens). He’s Poseidon’s top enforcer. They are meant to be enemies. Instead they have a son. The Siren’s want to use his life blood to break Poseidon’s curse. The Mer want to kill him so the curse can’t be broken. It will take everything Tobia and Malcom have to keep their son safe.
This is the theme song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4R7ZuiG5PE

Have a great day everyone!

It’s a Easter Hop

Thanks for stopping by!

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I hope you are having a great time and getting a lot of goodies. So let’s talk Easter goodies…

What is your favorite Easter candy? Mine is red jelly beans

And my favorite Easter drink is jelly bean infused vodka 😉

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and be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize!!!
Have a great time!!!

 

Can’t keep a good man down…

Welcome to Tune Tuesday – This week is from my upcoming release -Mission: Stay Alive – And this is just a ‘hint’ of the cover. Trust me the rest is just as yummy as this peek 🙂

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No matter how bad things get Colven always has a sense of humor and NEVER admits defeat – So his ‘theme’ song is Almost Down

Here’s a snippet…

A hard blow to his stomach revived him. Struggling to get air in his lungs, he blinked trying to bring the room into focus.

“Nice of you to wake up and join us.”

“A bucket of cold water is effective also,” he stated meeting his brother’s glare. “And if you throw it just right you can make it look like I pissed myself.”

Gunther leaned against a table. A pistol next to him. The left side of his face twitched. Making the corner of his mouth dance as his eye continuously blinked.

“Are you winking at me, brother?” He knew his brother’s twitching was the result of nerve damage received during a fight when they were kids. Gunther had challenged some older boy’s claim on the distribution of food to the holding cabins. The boy had beaten Gunther so badly he hadn’t been able to move from the bed for over a week.  His condition had been so severe their mother had slowed down her drinking to take of him.

A weaker child would have died. Gunther survived and killed the boys three weeks later.

“I’ll find her. I’ll fuck her repeatedly in front of you. Then I’ll slowly kill her in front of you.”

“You know we should have these family reunions more often.” He looked over Gunther’s shoulder. Pinned to the wall was the map just like their mother had said. “Only next time, it’s your turn to be tied and beat up.”

They hadn’t found Aries or Gunther would already have her stripped and displayed.

“So you think sometime around the old world’s Christmas? I’ll supply the ropes and chairs. You bring your favorite torture toys.”

“Always the smart ass.” Gunther pulled on the beads woven into his massive beard. A sign he was thinking. While his brother wasn’t dumb, keeping his temper from clouding his judgement and ruling his actions had always been a problem. And Colven knew the madder Gunther became the more irrational he’d become. So irrational, he’d probably untie Colven just so they could fight. Of course, it could back-fire and his brother would beat him to death while he was tied to the chair.

“Is it true you’re such a jackass these days because your dick fell off a couple of years back?” Colven never played it safe.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday Tunes

Hello everyone!
This week’s Tuesday’s Tunes are brought to you by Charlie. This is one of his favorite songs.
I can’t even begin to say how many many many times, I’ve listen to this song. Anyway here is the blurb….
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She’s second in command of The Daughters of Chaos (a bike club of sirens). He’s Poseidon’s top enforcer. They are meant to be enemies. Instead they have a son. The Siren’s want to use his life blood to break Poseidon’s curse. The Mer want to kill him so the curse can’t be broken. It will take everything Tobia and Malcom have to keep their son safe.
 
Here is the snippet…
For the first time in Tobia’s life fear coursed through her veins. Her heart stuttered as her brain screamed in panic.
This was it. This was the day she’d die. Forcing air into her lungs, she drew her hook knives. Humming the siren’s death song, she ran to greet the mer who were going to kill her.
 
And here is the song…
Legends Never Die by Against The Current (We are big Troll Hunters fan so this is what he watches – repeatedly)
 
What song(s) are you listening to right now?