You eat what?!?! #MFRWHook

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“Welcome welcome to the MFRWHooks!!! I’m Paul and I’ve prepared a special meal – just for you. I so love company but rarely get any. Please take a seat and enjoy what maybe your last (evil smile and low chuckle). At least try an appetizer, while you read. I insist. I know most don’t care for my taste in food but try it. Now on with today hooks. You know I really like Tanzia. I think we could have been that special couple. Oh well, I drift away from today purpose. The hook…”

“I’m so glad you came.” Paul opened the door wide. He flashed a smile of prefect white teeth. Almost too white. Teeth you might expect to see in a shark. Tanzia paused. Every warning bell in her body rang.

It was just nerves, she told herself. And to be expected since it had been over a year since she had gone any type of a date.

“I have made a special meal just for you.”

Tanzia stepped inside. Nothing about the inside of the house settled her nerves.  Instead of stereo type messy bachelor pad or the minimalist  feel of a professional, it was as if she had stepped into the living room of her ninety-year old aunt. An overstuffed busy orange floral couch with two swivel rockers in a dusty orange consumed the space.

“Come, I have appetizers.” A strong hand pressed against the small of her back guiding her.

“I so love to entertain. But because of my schedule I rarely can.”

Tanzia stopped at the sight of the table. Her stomach rolled as tears instantly flooded her eyes.

“No,” she whispered.

“Thanks for reading. I do hope you will buy the book and find out what happens next. I do enjoy entertaining.”

This week’s book hook was brought to you by Paul…who may or may not be a serial killer 😉 It’s my current WIP – What’s In the Pie?

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#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.”

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Why are we here – #MFRWHooks

Hello and welcome to this week’s….

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This week I’m hooking from my upcoming space opera (I’m going to have a free read with two of the minor characters in March)

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Earth was invaded in 2587.  What followed was a war which united all countries in a common goal to defeat the invaders and save their homes. For over a hundred years the war lasted, until all the resources on Earth were depleted.  Then the nightmare began….

 The crew of the Jolly Roger, does it best to stay off the grid, unless it means they can steal something the Neuf – the ruling fraction – really wants or needs.

They take a simple job. A grab and run. But it turns out to be far more landing them in direct fire of the Neuf.

In order to survive, they must find out who the Neuf imposter is. But once they do, will they be able to kill him or her?

And this week’s hook…

Aries followed Colven deeper into the maze trying to avoid the puddles of oozing sludge.

“Look Johnny, we have rats.” A gravelly voice shouted from above. She could tell from the dialect the speaker wasn’t human.

Without a word, Colven spun and fired. An explosion vibrated through the air as her feet left the ground. Colven’s strong arm circled around her before she face planted in the mud. With a brush of his lips on her forehead, he stood her on the ground and disappeared in the rolling toxic smoke.

“Mother of a tick invested war whore,” a voice snarled. “Find them.”

Her stomach rolled and dropped to feet, her lungs shrunk as her heart frantically slammed against her ribs. She knew that voice. It haunted her nightmares. A smart girl would turn and run back to the ship. A smart girl would leave Colven. A smart girl would never find herself standing in a toxic dumpsite with the devil’s voice echoing around her in the first place.

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Killer or Mr. Right???? #MFRWbookhooks

Welcome to this weeks…

 

I’m excited to share from my upcoming release – To Know A Killer (Has a March release date)

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

Here’s the blurb…

Keegan Ames takes a pro-bono job helping a non-profit design a family nature reserve. A quick week of feel good work. Or so he thinks.

Jolene Rawmen’s dream is about to come true. A family nature reserve named after the foster mother who changed Jolene’s life and gave her hope as a child.

The masquerade ball is a fund raiser. Jolene goes hoping to secure the remaining donations needed for the reserve. As Cinderella, she finds Prince Charming. Who is anything but a story book prince. He opens a new world for Jolene. A world of amazing sex. A world Jolene isn’t prepared to delve in.

Besides coming to terms with the sex games Keegan has introduced her to, she must fight to save her dream, stop a serial killer, and try not to fall in love with Prince Charming.

 

Here’s peek…

 

He needed to seek out the weed threatening his garden. It was time to start the extermination process. Now to figure out to do that and leave no body.

While he wasn’t afraid of the police they were bothersome. But first he would to talk to Jolene. She hadn’t called him about the flat tire and she’d rode in with Mandy. He’d been worried her feelings for him had changed but she’d just lied for him. Even if she still wasn’t ready to face her love for him, it was there. She was his flower, he was the gardener. It was his responsible to make sure she grew to her full beauty.

He snatched one of the remaining doughnuts and headed out of the conference room.

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The reflection in the Mirror – #MFRWauthor

Welcome to Week 6 – Choices and Preferences.

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As an author, I get to play with point of view (POV) all the time.  What message do I want the reader to get determines whose POV I use.  I call this the reflection in the mirror. The reflection the reader sees will shadow the conversation. I love to write a scene from a POV that has the reader emotionally submerged into the reflecton.

This is also true in life. One of ‘skills’ I’ve developed over the years on my job was to try to see what my students did. For example, everyone would agree education is important. Well, not everyone. If you are looking at a math sheet from a 9 year old’s POV who hasn’t eaten yet, has spent the night sleeping in a car, and has no idea what tonight will bring. The math sheet isn’t so important. While you can try to change the child’s POV to see that completing the math sheet will led to a better job, which will led to food and shelter.  The 9 year old sees the math sheet as yet another failure. You see it as a way out.  This is a hard reflection to merge. Both sides are valid.

I try and I’ve taught my kids to try to look at a person and see the reflection they do. Not because they always have a correct reflection. I have students that are jerks just for the sake of a jerk.  I still love them but I do because I’m honest about them.

I’m sure we have all spent an extra 5 minutes thinking about a situation and deciding how best to present it.  I own about 15 pairs of boots. My husband believes that I need no more boots. He’s wrong, I need to change his POV on my boot situation. 🙂 So I look at it from his POV and go from there. (BTW I did win him over and I’m the proud owner of 16 pairs of boots!)

So you can see, I deal with POV in all areas of my life as we all do. But my favorite is in my writing.

Do you find it easy or difficult to change POV’s in your life?

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A Female Pirate and A Siberian Tiger – #MFRWHooks

Welcome to another Book Hook 🙂 Last week it was mer and sirens (from my upcoming release – The Last Song of the Siren) this week it’s a female pirate and her ‘pet’ Siberian Tiger. So let’s get to…

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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.

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DeLaney stood on the bow of the Gypsy Princess. Esmeralda paced restlessly behind her.  “It will be okay,” she told the tiger. Esmeralda hissed in reply. She chose to ignore the cat’s warning. She’d navigated through Gryphon’s Skull before with no problem. 

But those times a dense blue fog hadn’t blanketed the day, blocking the sun making it as if it were midnight. The stench of corrupt magic filled the air.

Esmeralda deep growl sounded behind her as six razor sharp talons sliced through the fog.  She drew her magic as Esmeralda lunged through the air at an unseen threat. The fog swirled revealing at least twenty sets of glowing eyes. 

What waits in the fog for DeLaney and Esmeralda?  Read Treasure Hunt to find out 😉 Get it here

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It was written – #MFRWauthor

 

Welcome to week 5 of the 52 week blog challenge… and this is topic is AMAZING!!! How can books influence your daily life?

How can they not 🙂

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One way is by providing an escape for life. Nothing is more relaxing for after a stressful day than curling up with a book. I prefer fiction but that’s the great thing about books – there all kinds. Sort of like doughnuts 😉

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Another is they can be inspiring. Read about a Holocaust survivor. Or about someone who won the battle against mental illness. Again the choice is endless.

Are you looking to ‘improve’ the already amazing you? There’s a book. My current favorite ….

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Want to learn how to do something? Yup, there’s a book.

But what if you don’t read? GASP!!!!

There are audio books. So let some greatness into your daily life…read or listen to a book.

Do you have favorite book type? While I do enjoy cookbooks, self-help books, and true crime. My ‘go-to’ are fiction. Ones that whisk me away. That feed my soul and imagination.

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Race to Death – #MFRWHooks

Welcome!!! It’s Wednesday so you know what that means??? It’s time to share…mfrw-book-hooks400

I know last week I said I’d share something from my siren biker book but changed my mind but this week… I’m going to 🙂

The Last Song of the Siren

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.

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Cover – By the amazing Lia Davis https://liadavistd.wixsite.com/agdesign

“And that proves how stupid you are sister.” Tobia stepped closer to the woman and raised the knife, pressing it against the woman’s cheek. “I don’t need mother’s protection. She rules because I allow it. Just as you live because I permit it. Now leave and never seek my son again or my generosity will end.”

He stepped away from the window as the woman turned to go out the back. This wasn’t going to be easy. Clearly, Tobia hadn’t mellowed with motherhood.

“Are you going to hid in the shadows forever like the lying snake you are?”

He may have wondered who she was talking to if the hook knife hadn’t split the wood to the left of his head.

And that is this week’s hook 🙂 The Last Song of the Siren won’t be released until March but if this put you in the mood for  suspense with mers check-out my A Mermaid’s Wish.

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If money grew on Trees… #MFRW 52 week Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome! This is my first week doing the the 52 week challenge so I guess I’m doing the 49 week challenge.

This week’s topic is ‘if money or time weren’t an issue’… Let me tell you the only thing that would make that deal the best ever would be calorie free…

I have a serious thing for doughnuts… for this challenge it’s money and time.

I’m good with the time thing but money. Ohhhh there are sooo many boots and shoes!

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when I had bought all the boots/shoes, earrings, and books then I start a travel program. I live in a very oppressed urban area and I worked in the school for many years. When talking to kids about dreams, they couldn’t dream outside our area. They had never been anywhere. I strongly think a key element to igniting a child’s imagination aka dreams is letting them see outside their world.

So I’d like to start a travel program that would take the kids of urban areas and show them the world outside of theirs isn’t a scary place where the monsters of Where The Wild Things Go live. That they could move and be okay. They could get jobs, housing, and go to the movies just like they do in the area only without being shot at.

And that is what I would do if money grew on trees, what would you do?

Make sure to check out what everyone else is doing with their endless time and money. Hop On

Into the Unknown #MFRWHook

Hey Hey everyone! Welcome to this week’s hook…

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Now I know I when I signed up I had siren biker and merman enforcer… and that was going to be my hook BUT then I got this cover… AND I just had to hook for it 🙂

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Earth was invaded in 2587.  What followed was a war which united all countries in a common goal to defeat the invaders and save their homes. For over a hundred years the war lasted, until all the resources on Earth were depleted.  Then the nightmare began….

 The crew of the Jolly Roger, does it best to stay off the grid, unless it means they can steal something the Neuf – the ruling fraction – really wants or needs.

They take a simple job. A grab and run. But it turns out to be far more landing them in direct fire of the Neuf.

In order to survive, they must find out who the Neuf imposter is. But once they do, will they be able to kill him or her?

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The bright red beams of the lasers fired from both sides cut through the gas. The cords snapped as the Jolly Roger left the shelter of the cave. Flynn coughed and squinted against the harsh sunlight. 

“We’re screwed,”  Rakrin whispered.

Flynn turned following the man’s gaze. A brazen hound twice the size of the one that chased him through the jungle sat perched on the ledge. It growled acid drool dropping from its jowls. The sizzling of metal being eaten by acid filled the air.

“What slave outpost has two hell hounds?”  Spinning around on the hatch, Flynn groaned as the beast snarled and jumped on the ship.  He reached for his last grenade, lifting his shirt. 

  “I know you think you’re the stud of the galaxy but I don’t think flashing some skin is going to work here.”  Rakrin aimed the laser pistol. 

“Wait.”  Flynn cut a tiny slash on his ribs and began rubbing the small rough grenade across the gash.

Rakrin arched an eyebrow.  “You realize they go crazy at the scent of blood.”

“Yup.” 

The hound moved toward them, red eyes glowing.  It started yapping with excitement at the smell of blood.  Rakrin cursed as a glob of droll landed on his shirt instantly eating away the material.

The ship jerked, the weight of the beast prohibiting it from taking off.  Flynn waved the blood covered object in the air.  The sounds of the yaps became more like whines as the beast excitement grew. 

The Imposter will be available the end of February.

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