Tourist Tuesday

Welcome to Tourist Tuesday where I highlight the wonders of MY world… in less than a 15 mile radius I can enjoy all of these….

Less than 2 miles from my house…what a beautiful place to end the day

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A place to relax with hubby, a bottle of wine, and a pizza.

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My park escape...

Just down the road a few miles is this lovely horse farm (I know no horses in this picture but I loved the green and shadows)

Isn't it a perfect place for romance AND murder

A favorite writing spot…Isn’t it a perfect place for romance AND murder

I believe everyone should take time out to play tourist in their own backyard. You may be surprised what you will find 😉 I’d love to hear if you have any discoveries you’d like to share

Tag You’re IT blog Hop

I hated playing tag as a kid. I was like the chubby dork in the movies who was always it AND could never tag anyone else. BUT I’m excited to be tagged this time because I get to share a ‘sneak peaks’ on a current WIP that I have said ANYTHING about yet.

Thanks Samatha 😉 so very much for tagging me to take part in the Tag You’re IT blog hop. I in turn tag three other authors (I don’t even have to chase them around a playground – woot woot) and invite them to answer the same questions for their Monday blogs.  They then tag 3 more authors, and so on and so forth till it’s one great big giant Tag-Along! Sound good? Here goes!

A little romance...A little murder

A little romance…A little murder

1. What are you working on right now?

I’m working on 3 stories right now. I’ve discussed the 2 space operas I’m working on BUT I also started a suspense-romance set in the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan.
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?

This will be the first story I’ve written set in the same place I live. And it’s written in single POV – not 1st person – but strictly from the heroine’s POV. I usually do at least two – the hero and heroine but most common 3.
3. Why do you write what you do?

I love to kill people J Not really. I do however love the tension of someone facing a death situation.
4. How does your writing process work?

Well, I haven’t really refined a process yet. I’m a pantser so it seems each WIP takes on an entirely different process. The young adult I’m planning on writing for NANOWRIMO has had more plotting/planning done than any of my previous books.  In life I like to follow the rabbit down the hole to see where it will lead me, so I tend to do the same in my writing. It’s hard to plan a rabbit’s appearance.
Here are the 3 authors I’ve tagged for this hop:

Tasarla Romaney – 

Suzanne Rock

Danita Minnis 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy blog-hopping!

Sunday Six

From my hot summer novella, Spike from Pink Petal….

Rae is wondering what Treyvan’s role is going to be in their tryst later…

Damn, Brody had died and went to heaven. The girl of his dreams was offering to be a part of the sex life he craved. “Sometimes. Sometimes, I watch. Sometimes we both participate. It’s always up to the girl. I would never make you do anything you didn’t want to.”

Thanks for stopping by ~ make sure to visit all the great six at http://www.sixsunday.com/

 

Day 1 of Hot Summer Nights Blog

Welcome!  I’m looking to having you drop by… so here is virtual beverage of your choice and a plate of cookies (calories free so not to interfere with the summer wear diet) to enjoy while you hop about.

Let me start by a quick intro of myself in case this is the first time you’ve dropped by.  I live in N. Michigan and HATE winter – how did I land here…long boring story.  Just recently (like 3 weeks) my day time job permanently ended. I worked with the serve emotional impaired which is why I write what I do.  My days were filled with trying to help kids deal with things no one should have to live through so I wanted an escape… hot romance. 

And Taking a Risk, part of the Dangerous Men/Dangerous Places anthology is just that.  Leigh’s life is…well…is boring. So she books an extreme vacation – kayaking down the Amazon River. It doesn’t take long before things become interesting and the heat of the jungle isn’t nearly as hot as what’s going on between her and Nick 😉

 Drifting in the kayak, Leigh took in the lush, green vegetation. The late morning air hummed with the perfectly blended melody of insects and birds. An occasional monkey screeched overhead for an emphasized reminder she was an intruder in this piece of heaven. Peace filled her as she drew a deep breath of the humid air.

Glancing over at Nick, she smiled. As she worked out the details for her plan to seduce him, her pulse raced. It was really an ideal opportunity. She’d never been sexually bold due to the fear of the consequences. Not that she wanted to pick up a different man every night but just wanted to experiment with the one she had. Do a strip tease or a lap dance during a commercial break. Maybe slip body paints into his jacket pocket with the note saying let’s make art tonight. But the voices of insecurity and reason stopped her. Practical didn’t shimmy around in a maid outfit without any panties.

Every hot romance needs chocolate and a drink…

Before you hop over to the next blog, make sure to leave me a comment… a winner will be selected daily for a wine glass and chocolates here as well as entered into the drawing for one of the grand prizes ~ The digital Erotica Gift Basket with over 40 books or $100 gift card to Eden’s Fantasys.

Don’t forget your drink and cookie before heading over to http://skyewarren.com/summerhop/ See everyone tomorrow.

Summer Time

Tomorrow is the first day of summer.  I know for some people ‘summer’ season doesn’t really make much of a difference in their lives except they run air conditioning instead of heat. Well, for me – it has always been a major ‘shift.’ My EDJ that just ended permanently was with a school so I always sort of had the summer months off, not completely but enough. But that wasn’t the reason I truly have always celebrated summer. As a person living in Northern Michigan, I feel spring and fall are really just different levels of winter. Summer is a time for bright pink fingernail polish, shorts, frozen drinks and the beach!  I live less than two miles from Lake Michigan and two inland lakes, so it’s just a matter of which direction I turn leaving my drive-way to what beach I’ll spend my day.

 

My slice of heaven…

One of the other things that change with summer – is what I read. Really, I’m a seasonal reader so therefore I’m a seasonal writer.  I like ‘scary’ (prime Heather Graham reading time) in the fall leading up to November than I do some Christmas but I generally tend to like suspense through the ‘serious’ winter months.  Nothing like a good serial killer stalking a heroine while the wind rearranges the six inches of snow outside my window and the power flickers.

 

My upcoming release Spike, part of the Boys of Summer, reflects my taste in for summer reading/writing. I want ‘light’ issues and hot sex. Some of my reads for the upcoming beach time – Legally Hot – an anthology, I want Candy by Susan Donovan, and Gnome on the Range by Jennifer Zane.

 

So do your reading taste change in the summer? If you’re a writer does your writing reflect the seasons?