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: The secret is out…

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This week I’m hooking from my SWEET Christmas romance!  There are NO…

Steamy love scenes

Dead bodies

Vodka!!!!

But there are animals, a cute 7 year old , and good food (recipes included)!

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Blurb:

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.

Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland.  Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.

On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.

Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?

A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

HOOK:

Silence hung between them. She waited for the yelling, for Spencer’s angry words.

“You weren’t sure of what?” Spencer whispered and moved away from her. “That I’d want to be a part of my child’s life?”

She took a deep breath and lowered her hands. Tell him the truth, Spencer had always been a reasonable man. Rage twisted his face into a repulsive mask of hatred and she knew nothing she’d say would matter.

“Come in and have some coffee. We can talk everything over.” She muttered as tears brimmed her eyes. She couldn’t breathe. For some reason her lungs refused to allow air in.

“A little late for that offer, don’t you think? That would have been appropriate five years ago, but instead you chose to run.” Spencer crossed his arms. “There really isn’t anything to discuss. I’ll see you in court.”

“Don’t, Spencer. You’ll confuse him.” Joleigh moved toward the only man she had ever loved or wanted. “You’re too far away to be a weekend dad.”

“I have no intentions of being a weekend father.” He reached out and opened the door. “Good-bye, Joleigh. Don’t try to run this time, I’ll hunt you to the ends of the earth if need be. I will be a father to my son.” He turned to face her. Hatred filled his face. “And don’t worry, I’ll be as generous with visitation as you were with me for the first five years.”

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#MFRWhooks Beware: This Halloween the treats are deadly

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I’m all about Halloween… and of course murder…and well doughnuts…and vodka.  This is my front yard!

 


So it was only logical that I would a Halloween book and that book would have some serious creepiness to it.

My newest book – Murder and Treats – is a novella about all those things!

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Blurb

 

Lila Maxwell is coaxed into attending All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event by her best friend. Instead of the soul mate promised one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.

 

Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the final piece to his prefect plan. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party.

 

Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list.

 

After a night of mind-blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand.

 

Lila’s first day is full of surprises, the biggest being Cowboy Bill is actually her new boss, Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.

And just a peek…

Jax opened his door. The faint early morning sun casting long shadows across his yard. He shook his head and walked over across the dew soaked grass. He would never understand why kids found it funny to wrap empty milk jugs in a bags cover them with cloths then leave them in people’s yards. Jax’s steps faltered as he got closer.

The mound in an evening gown wasn’t empty milk jugs and bags.

Murder and Treats is available at

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Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Treats-Lyncee-Shillard-ebook/dp/B07JF5LHYQ/ref=pd_ybh_a_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=74JHKCBGW8WBR6SEJT1T

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#MFRWhooks- What’s lurking this Halloween??

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This week, I’m doing a cover reveal as well as the hook…I’m sooooo excited about the cover…I love it!!! A story is a like an author’s child and the cover is the really cute outfit you dress them in. In my case it’s the slightly sexy and dark outfit.

I’ll stop rambling…

Here’s a sneak before the hook…

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BLURB –

Lila Maxwell is coaxed into attending All Treats, a Halloween speed dating event by her best friend. Instead of the soul mate promised one Halloween ghoul after another appears at her door until Cowboy Bill.
Jax Carlson has spent the last year focusing all of his attention on starting his own business. Hiring Lila Maxell over the Internet as his project manager was the final piece to his prefect plan. Set to open for business in three days, Jax plans on spending a couple of days on his boat relaxing. However, his friend Erik has a different idea – a speed dating Halloween party.
Jax has spent the night plotting the best revenge possible for Erik until Sally opens the door. The woman dressed in the pale lavender Harem costume ignites a fire that Jax thought was impossible without the aid of his formulated dating list.
After a night of mind blowing sex, Lila sneaks out before they exchange real names believing it was no more than a one-night stand.
Lila’s first day is full of surprises, the biggest being Cowboy Bill is actually her new boss, Jax Carlson. She thinks keeping her hormones in check while convincing Jax that love doesn’t follow a formula is complication enough until she learns the participants of the All Treats speed dating event are being killed.
AND NOW….the cover
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It’s it great???? Michelle at WLF Book Promotions did it.
AND the hook….

Walking into her bedroom, Lila froze mid-stride. On her bed was a knife coated with blood and small plastic number five. The glass slipped from her hand and fell to the floor, spraying her foot and leg with red wine.

 

It will be available for pre-order September 26th and live on October 16.

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Friday Read

Fall is in the air…

Football practice has started…

And this Friday read is to ‘help’ you transition from sandy beaches to crispy leaves on the ground.

But warning – this will NOT cool things off 😉

So what I’m highlighting is a hot fall read that is….

ONLY 99!!!!

COACH by Jacob Chance is only 99 for a limited time + FREE in KU!!!

“A sexy, forbidden romance between a player and her coach that will leave you with a heart full to bursting and a smile you can’t contain.” – Keri Loves Books

“From the prologue until the last page, you just can’t stop. The heat keeps escalating in this battle of power exchange. Two opponents, one strong attraction that can’t be denied.” – MM Laberge

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“Are you looking for the cheerleading tryouts, sweetheart?”

Zeke Kingston is the arrogant, tattooed, and sinful coach of Boston University’s women’s football team. And I’m their new quarterback.

From the moment the dark and broody hunk mistook me for a cheerleader we’ve clashed. His smirking lips make my blood boil and his god-like muscles turn my knees weak.

Everything about us is off limits, but lines are blurring and temptations have become too hard to resist.

Being together breaks all the rules, but what happens when the rules no longer matter?

Here are the links so you can enjoy a hot steamy getting ready for fall read 😉

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#MFRWhooks – A simple kiss…maybe

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I’m super super excited … I mean today is better than calorie free doughnuts – okay maybe not.

But I’m stillllll realllly excited. For this week’s hook, I’m feature my new release and do a cover reveal… and the cover is amazing! I want to thank Lea at Glowing Moon Designs for the amazing cover (here’s her link if you are in need of ANY cover art stuff – she’s amazing)

And now for the cover….

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Isn’t it sooooo purdy??? I loves it!!!!

 

 

So what story/hook belongs to this great cover????

 

 

 

 

 

BLURB:

Aislynn is a mermaid who has watched humans from afar for thousands of years.  A negotiator for Neptune, she wonders what it would be like to feel anything but especially passion the humans do when they have sex. Mermaids can’t feel emotions of any kind and hot sex is one of those experiences she wishes for.  When the opportunity to become a human – temporarily – presents itself, she takes it.

Finley McCormock is a hard-core, tough as nails divorce attorney who represents rich women leaving their husbands. He has no time to do pro-bono environmental work like his colleagues or to fall in love himself. Why bother? He knows how marriages end.  But, his new housekeeper, as odd as she is, gives him a hard on he has to take care of.  The good news is Aislynn seems more than happy to oblige. She is his sexual fantasy come true, from the mid-day office visit that includes a spanking session to the trip to Trinker’s Sex Toys. Aislynn is willing to try anything.

But, when Aislynn’s past catches up with her, Finley will have to decide if his attraction for Aislynn goes further than the surface of the water. Does he really want to get in deep with his mermaid?

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Hook:

“Huh.” Aislynn pulled back.  “I thought a kiss would spark more reaction than a bruise.” Disappointment filled her face causing her brows to knit together. “Maybe it’s you. Do woman usually feel emotions when they kiss you? Do kisses only work with certain males? Should we try it again?”

Finley drew in a shaky breath, too bad such a sexy woman and totally crazy. He knew of no law forbidding the kissing of a mentally instable person but on the humanity scale it was well below slimy. “Let me contact the police for you.”  He placed his hands on her shoulders and with regret pushed her back creating a space between them.

“Why?” She shook her head. “I have no need for your law enforcement. I’m not so dissatisfied with your kiss I wish to see you placed in jail.” Standing, she smiled. “Good bye. Thank you for sharing pain with me and an emotionless kiss.”

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#MFRWHooks…Taking a leap… off a short cliff

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by (waving like a crazy woman chasing a bus full of doughnuts).

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This week has been super exciting for me, I’m doing a cover reveal give away click here for details and a chance to win.

This week I’m sharing from in my soon to be released paranormal – The Shifter’s Queen, book 1 in the Blue Star Legacy.

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Love this!!!

Horror filled him as her intention registered. He cursed, as he rushed to close the distance between them. Quetin had been clear, Emma needed to be alive. 

His stomach rolled as he watched the leopard glided through the air and fall from sight. He stood on the overhang, looking down at the dark pool of water. The moss was spongy under the pads of his paws as he waited for her broken body to surface. But the pond’s surface remained smooth.

Jackson snarled and flicked his tail as he considered jumping in after her. Impatiently, he paced along the outcropping, trying to locate a path down. He lifted his nose to sniff the air for her scent. When he could locate neither a path nor her smell, the growl changed to curses as Jackson shifted back to human form. 

“Son-of-a-bitch.” He ran both hands through his cropped hair. Again, he surveyed the surface of the pool. In the star light, Jackson’s reflection stared back at him, taunting him, mocking him for his failure.

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Pirates… magic…and a tiger…

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I hope you have enjoyed the book hooks so far 🙂 This week my hook comes from my paranormal pirate romance – Treasure Hunt…. There’s a female pirate, her tiger (who is capable of magic), and a hot treasure hunter…

 

Hook: 

DeLaney kept the wide wooden table between them. While she didn’t doubt either man’s loyalty, she also knew them to be what they were. Men of fortune. She forced her body to take a stance of ease and willed her hands to remain steady.

“Feel free to speak. You both know I welcome your counsel.”

“There are two things we need to bring to your attention.” Adaih moved so he stood against the wall and slid down so his weight rested on his heels. It always amazed DeLaney that a man of his size could find comfort in such a position. “Tell the Captain what you felt tonight, Blink.”

The short man hovered across the table from her. He ran a hand over his hairless skull. “I was in the bird’s nest. Something about the fog seemed unnatural.”

“It is Ghost Whisper Harbor,” DeLaney pointed out, but she knew Blink would never be put at unease by a few restless spirits.

“Yes, Captain. But it was more. Tonight’s fog carried the weight of evil.” He shifted and focused his purple eyes on DeLaney. “Something was hunting for you. That is why I sent Esmeralda into town looking for you.”

“I had a run-in with Falken. Before Esmeralda could dine on him, he disappeared.”

“He outran her?” Adaih asked.

“No.” DeLaney turned to meet his gaze. “He vanished into thin air.”

Blink made an odd noise which she knew to be a grunt of disgust. “He dabbles in things his mind is too small to understand and his spirit is too weak to resist.”

 

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.

Treasure Hunt is available on Amazon 

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You want to do WHATTTTT

Welcome to Book Hooks…

I’ve read books where the best hook is a character…just what the heck are they going to do next…In Behind the Mask with Jolene, I created a character that deals with the shadow of her mother, faces her insecurities, and is still willing to chase her dream. She’s complex yet simple. She’s my favorite character that I’ve ever created.

In Jolene’s words….To say she had a love life would be stretching the definition to a very gray area. She could count the lovers she’d had on one hand and have enough fingers left over to finger knit a scarf.

BUT then this happened!!!!

“Would you like to use my cell phone to call her? Tell her that you will be spending the night.” He reached for a strawberry. His eyes never left her as he dipped the lush red fruit into the bubbling chocolate. Her entire body shook with hunger as she opened her mouth and sucked the fruit in.

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.

The Office Seduction box set is available at Amazon…here’s the link…
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Happy Wednesday and welcome to my book hook! This week’s hook is from Behind the Mask a romance suspense that is part of the Office Seduction box set…

“How did you know what to order me?” Keegan asked.

Jolene shrugged. “I took a guess from what I learned during our encounter.”

Arching an eyebrow, he laughed. “This is should be interesting. I’ve never seen great sex translated into food.

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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.

The Office Seduction box set is available at Amazon…here’s the link…

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