Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Holiday Gift For You!

Enjoy this first chapter of A Gypsy's Kiss, Breena's Story, the first spin off novel from The Whisper Cape Trilogy! 

And if you haven't had the chance to read the first book of the Whisper Cape Trilogy yet, download Whisper Cape, book 1 for FREE at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, B&N, and Smashwords

I have another treat for today and tomorrow only. Both Beautifully Wounded and Beautifully Used are only .99 pennies! 

Beautifully Wounded will remain .99 cents until December 31, 2014. However, Beautifully Used will only be on sale for 2 days, December 23 and 24, 2014.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Gypsy's Kiss - First Chapter Peek

It's the Friday before Christmas, and I'm getting ready to finish up the last of the wrapping, and then I'm on to writing, but before I go, here is a little treat. The first chapter in "A Gypsy's Kiss." It still needs some work, but I'm excited to share it anyway. 
If you leave a comment below, and don't forget your email, I'll enter your name into a drawing to win a signed paperback of Whisper Cape. USA only though. Sorry, those international mailing rates are very steep. Hope you understand. But have no fear, I still have something for you international lovers of romance, so go ahead and comment for a free copy of the audiobook. I'll pick a winner on January 2, 2015. 

A Gypsy’s Kiss
A Sectorium Novel

Chapter One

I placed the last tarot card of the spread on the table, a woman bound and blindfolded, her eyes covered, standing among eight swords—the eighth card in the suit of swords. “Bad news and conflict,” I whispered mostly to myself, not wanting to say them too loud for fear the girl sitting across the table from me might hear them.
The card before that had been the eighth card in the suit of wands—reversed. Arrows of jealousy, quarrels and domestic disputes. Things were not looking good. Damn.
I glanced at Lea, her eyes had been so filled with hope until a few seconds ago, but now that I’d given her the meaning behind the cards, her mouth dipped down slightly at the corners.
Taking into consideration, her question, which was, “Will I get married this year?” I came to the conclusion that the answer was a big, fat definite no.
“I’m sorry, Lea. The cards are just not falling your way today.”
She slouched her shoulders and her head lowered, closing her eyes as long dark lashes splayed across the tops of her cheeks. Lea was a pretty girl. Long dark brown hair that she always wore back in a ponytail made her eyes seem wide and sultry. We weren’t super close friends, but I liked her and she’d been in my psychology class last semester, plus we hung out sometimes when neither one of us had anything better to do. Lea was a quiet girl who kept to herself most of the time. Pretty much like me, the sticking to herself part, definitely not the quiet part.
Leaning her elbow on the edge of the table, she placed her hand to her forehead and leaned into it. “I figured as much. Brad, the guy I’ve been dating dumped me last night.”
“Oh. Sorry. That blows.” Not the best way to start out a new semester. I didn’t have much else to say on the subject. My one and only experience in relationships had been brief to say the least. I’d been out with several guys over the past couple of years, but no one ever stuck around once they realized I didn’t feel comfortable touching them. Hell, touching them was beyond the issue. I couldn’t even hold their hand. In truth, I’ve had a languishing loneliness most of my life, fearful of never having that connection with someone—someone I could hold or better yet, could hold me. In fact, I yearned to have that touch. My parents had it. They must have, otherwise, how would they have made me? I wanted to reach out and touch Lea’s hand now, just to give her some support, but I knew if I did I’d see everything that would happen to her over the next twelve hours. Not to mention, she would see them as well, and that was something I just couldn’t let happen.
There was no way I could ever divulge my abilities. Secrets were a necessary fact of life for me, and those who were like me. Like me, meaning those with a “supernatural” ability. To me, my abilities were normal, but to the masses, I’d be considered weird or worse yet, dangerous. As my uncle Cael once said, “People are afraid of what they don’t understand.” Though I’d never had the unfortunate experience of knowing firsthand about that, I believed him, considering some of the things he’d been through protecting our secrets. But that’s a story for another time.
My abilities were always evolving and changing, all of ours were. Some gifts I’ve had since I was small, like seeing twelve hours into someone’s future whenever my skin came in contact with someone else’s. My ability to see into the future had always been a pain to me. As a small child I wore gloves most of the time. It’s not so bad seeing someone’s future, if only I didn’t transfer that image back to them in the process. That’s what used to get me into big trouble when I was little. A little girl, seeing grownups doing grown-up things, private grown-up things if you get my meaning, wasn't exactly a good thing according to my grandmother. Well, my adopted grandmother. My parents had been murdered by some wacked out maniac when I'd only been five years old. Grams, Siana Sheridan, took me in since I had no other living relatives. Her son, Cael who I'd always thought of as my uncle because he was so much older than me, had been my dad's best friend. He'd been single at the time and very busy protecting our secret society known as The Sectorium. He wasn’t in a very good position for taking care of a young girl. So, his mother did.
I took up fortune-telling last year shortly after I developed a new and enhanced ability to see into someone’s future just by touching something that they had touched. That’s another good reason for the money exchange. Once they handed me the money, I saw everything I needed to see. The good thing about this new ability was I could turn it off and on whenever I wanted to. I still had the problem with touching someone skin to skin, but I made sure I never did that. I always wore long sleeves. Even in the summer my arms were covered with sheer, light-weight material. If anyone asked, I'd tell him or her that I sunburned very easily, or sometimes, I'd make up some outlandish tale about a skin disease. I was home schooled most of my life, but Grams agreed to let me try real school one year. I'd been twelve and extremely annoyed with all the questions about why I wore gloves and long sleeves all the time. I told one girl who'd been so insistent I tell her why, that I was born part vampire and my skin was so sensitive to the sun that it would blister if directly exposed just to shut her up. That one was fun until she told her mother and her mother told the teacher, and well, you can guess the outcome of that.
Most people who came to me for readings figured it was just a fun thing to do, something I made up, or a joke. But the money helped supplement some of the finer things in life, like books and clothes; clothes that weren’t in the budget from the money Grams sent every month. I was a book nerd on top of everything else, something most likely derived from my years of spending so much time alone as a child. But I loved reading and whenever I had time in-between my studies I read romance novels, mostly paranormal romance. You’d be surprised how many paranormal books come close to real life. People just don’t know about it yet.
I glanced up a Lea, tears began to run down her flushed cheeks. “Listen, Lea, these cards don’t mean squat, really,” I lied, sort of. The cards didn’t always tell the exact truth, but for some reason, this time they did. I knew when she handed me the twenty dollar bill at the beginning of the session that marriage wasn’t going to happen for her. At least not this year. “You and Brad might get back together,” I added after touching the card she’d picked up and placed back down. I had a vision of Lea and Brad talking later that day. “Weddings take a lot of planning you know, and well, if you two don’t get married this year, maybe you will next year.”
She shook her head. “No. I won’t be marrying Brad. I saw him kissing someone else. At first, he tried to convince me that he didn’t do it on purpose. He said the girl kissed him and before he realized what was happening he was kissing her back. He said it didn’t mean anything. I stormed off and wouldn’t talk to him. Last night, he told me he didn’t want to marry me anymore.”
I felt bad for her, but I knew she’d find someone else soon. She was pretty, and even though she was quiet, guys were always hanging around her trying to get to know her. I should be so lucky. I almost offered to give back her twenty dollars, but then hey, a girl needs her extracurricular activities and money to support them.  
The tears poured from her eyes and she stood and ran out of the room. I got up to chase after her, to try to console her some more, though I wasn’t sure how. When I reached the dark bedroom door, I smacked right into a wall of a guy just entering. His hands gripped my arms to help keep me from toppling backwards.
“Sorry, are you okay?” he asked.
I looked up into pools of green and smoky grey. The guy’s left eye was green and the right one was grey. A beautiful face housed those two eyes, and I had trouble finding my voice. It wasn’t every day that a gorgeous guy held onto me. In fact, it had never happened.
“Um … are you alright?” he enquired again.
I nodded, finding my voice, I managed a squeaky, “Yes.” I wanted to stay and find out who this guy was, but I needed to go after Lea. “Excuse me, I have to go,” I said, turning to run after her.
“Wait, are you the girl who reads cards?”
I stopped in my tracks and turned back to him. “Yes,” I said, glancing back down the dark hallway as Lea turned the corner. I briefly wondered if she would leave or stay at the party a little longer so I could talk to her again. I was torn between consoling Lea and staying to talk to Mister Green and Grey Eyes. The eyes won. “I do read, for a fee,” I added. Though I would probably have read his for free just to find out who he was.  
“Do you have time for a reading now?”
Giving the empty hallway a glance and hoping I’d catch up with Lea in a little while or maybe tomorrow, I led him back over to the square card table I had set up with my cards. I’d spread out a small black table cloth, bunching it up a little in the middle around a glass globe I’d found at some fair I’d gone to for affect. After all, it was Halloween and this was a Halloween party. The globe went well with the fortune-teller ruse and the outfit I’d decided to wear, a low cut black bustier over a puffy sleeved blouse gave me a bit more cleavage than I actually possessed and went very well with the long purple and green flowing skirt. Coins dangled from the scarf I’d fashioned around my waist, and I wore a matching scarf on my head, covering most of my dark hair. I looked the part I’d been hired to play and that made the sorority ladies very happy.
I was hired for this sorority’s Halloween party as an attraction. Bookings like this helped pay for some of those extras I needed and it also helped bring in new customers. I usually set up inside my apartment. I enjoyed living off campus, a luxury set up by my Grams. These gigs helped to acquire a customer base, and I needed the extra cash. This guy was my first new customer this evening.
I sat and gestured for him to sit across from me.
“It’s twenty dollars.”
“Your name is Breana? He asked, pronouncing the end like Anna..
“No, it’s Breena, just one a.” I smiled.
“My name’s Hawk,” he said and reached into his pocket to pull out a twenty dollar bill.
He shrugged his shoulders; tilting his head to the side he gave me a sexy half grin. No explanation, just a cocky grin as he handed the money to me. I clasped the bill between my thumb and forefinger, expecting to see a vision of some sort about Hawk, but … nothing happened. I shot my eyes to his in shocked dismay. I crunched the twenty dollars in my fist hoping that would spark a vision, but still nothing. Why hadn’t I seen his future? Something was wrong.
Placing the money in my pocket, I studied his features. His eyes, both different made it difficult to choose his Significator card. I decided to go with his dark hair and combined his two colored eyes into hazel as my guide. I picked the King of Swords and placed it in the center between us.
“The King of Swords represents you. The fact that you have dark hair and well, eyes of two different colors,” I said with a bit of chagrin as his eyes stared at me with a mixture of amusement and was that … intrigue? “I had to go with hazel,” I breathed out the rest of that sentence feeling a bit vulnerable. I had no idea what was up with this guy because I got nothing after taking the money from his hand.  His eyes were so beautifully unusual, I had trouble concentrating on what came next. Luckily, nothing too hard as I swiftly gathered up the deck of cards and began to shuffle them. Cutting the deck after the shuffle and repeating the process three times. I did this slowly to give me more time to think about—or not think about—why I didn’t see a vision. He sat quietly and watched me.
“What question did you want to ask me?”
He smiled. “A few are running through my mind right now, but they can wait.” I smiled and fingered a lose strand of my hair behind my ear. For some reason, he made me nervous. “I need to know if someone is following me.”
“Huh?” That wasn’t a question I’d been expecting. Nor one I’d ever been asked before. Usually, guys wanted to know about classes, grades, or mostly sports. Occasionally, they wanted to know about a particular chick they were interested in, but it was mostly about sports. And the way this guy was built, I truly expected a question about some athletic activity he was going to be starring in because I was all up for watching and cheering.
“I think my life is in a state of, let me say, energy flux right now, and I need to know why.”
“I’m sorry. I don’t understand.”  Energy flux? Not many normal people would use a term such as energy flux and I had to wonder if he came to me because he knew something about me, or maybe he possibly had some ability of his own.
“You don’t need to understand,” he shot back, his voice sounding a bit too curt.
I gave him a don’t-be-rude look and he rolled his eyes. “Sorry, look, I just need to know if someone is looking for me or following me, okay?”
“I don’t know if the cards can tell you that, but I think we can get some sort of idea from the way they appear.”
“Good.” He nodded his head and straightened his shoulders. His chest was broad and his arms were significantly larger than most of the guys around campus. A glimpse of a tattoo peeked out from the sleeve of his shirt. It was hard to make out what it was, but it looked like the tip end of a wing or something. I wanted to see the rest of it and wondered…
I placed the first card over his Significator. “This is the second card of swords. This is what covers you,” I explained. “The influence card. It sets the atmosphere for what comes next. This card represents equipoise, balance, suggesting courage and friendship. Sometimes,” I lowered my eyes to avoid his, “affection and intimacy.” As I placed the second card across the first, I explained its meaning. The next seven cards were similar in meaning. Giving me a clear indication that this guy was either very sensual in nature, or had a very sexual background. I swallowed and placed the eighth card down and gasped silently. This card did not go with the others at all. My eyes caught his as he studied  me, his eyebrows knitted together like he knew what I was thinking. “This is the tower card, it … is facing straight.” I swallowed. My body was tingling with heat and I wished desperately for a cool breeze. Last thing I needed was Hawk seeing me sweat. I wiped my fingers between my eyes feeling the moisture accumulating there.
“Go on,” he coaxed.
 I bit my bottom lip and pointed at the card. I drew in a breath. “This card is predicting misery and distress. But it’s strange that it would appear so suddenly when all the other cards were so intimate.”
He sighed and rubbed his hand on his thigh. I couldn’t actually see that, because of the table, but figured that was what he was doing as his arm moved back and forth. A nervous reaction I assumed. There were two more cards to go, and I prayed that the next two would be good cards. I laid the ninth card down and wished I could retract it. “It’s the moon card.” I looked up at his face.
“And?” he asked sounding a bit impatient.
I didn’t blame him, I was stalling. “The moon card, in this position, represents darkness, terror, and … occult forces.”
He sat back. “I knew it. There’s one more card, right?”
I nodded.
“Go ahead. Turn it over.”
I laid the last tarot card on the table, another freakin’ card of doom. For the second time today, the eighth card of swords has come up, this time in reverse.
I needed to see a vision because a lot could happen in twelve hours and for him, it could mean death. A shrill of ice snaked down my spine, and on impulse, I took his hand in mine and turned it over so he would think I was reading his palm, not something I normally did to strangers, but something told me I needed to know more about him. “Let me see if I can read your palm.” The brunt force of what I saw or should say didn’t see almost knocked me out of my chair, but I managed to keep myself steady as an unsual vellicating sensation skimmed up my arm.
Hawk quickly tugged his hand away as if I had leprosy. “What’s wrong?” he asked, his face a mixture of confusion and fear.
“I don’t know,” I admitted. I didn’t see the next twelve hours of his life flash before my eyes, so I know he didn’t see it either. My secret remained safe, but I couldn’t see his future and that worried me. Extremely. Not that I liked the cursed so called gift, but it was my bread and butter these days. If I couldn’t see his future, could I also not see anyone else’s anymore? The way he yanked his hand away so fast made me wonder why, because I was sure I hadn’t given any indication that I had any special ability to see into the future, and I felt a bit dejected by his quick removal. Maybe he thought I was being forward or something. That thought bothered me too, because if he had thought that, and pulled away, then that meant he wasn’t interested in me. Not the way I’d hoped.
I stole a quick glance at the hot guy sitting across from me, not wanting to say the dreaded word, death, and my eyes caught a fleeting glimpse of darkness skate across the room behind him. A shadow fell over him—and only him—wrapping him in a shroud of grey. Since we were inside one of the guest rooms in the sorority house with just the glow of a few candles, a shadow seemed unlikely. I glanced around to see who or what was near to cast the darkness, but the room was empty except for the two of us. When I looked back at his face, the darkness was gone. What the hell was that?
“Well, by the look on your face, something is wrong,” he said slowly reaching toward my hand again, but this time I yanked it off the table and quickly picked up the cards so he couldn’t touch me. I didn’t think I could handle another non-glimpse of someone’s future when I surely should have seen his. Then I had to ask myself why he wanted to touch me again.
The whole experience with this guy had me completely unraveled. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lena's Song

I'm super excited! Some of you already know that I've been wanting to have the song I wrote in Beautifully Wounded put to music since even before the book was published back in March. Well, today, I can happily say, this has happened. Thanks to the talented, Chris Dearing, Lena's song is real! It will be the song used for the Book Trailer, and will also be placed at the end of the audiobook, narrated by the lovely Hollie Jackson and is scheduled for release in February, 2015.

“The lyrics are about you, Lena,” he confessed, and I watched his mouth as the tip of his tongue moistened his lips before he leaned his head down. Then those beautiful lips were on mine, soft, tender at first, then his tongue glided over my lips, breaking the seal. My pulse throbbed and quickened as his tongue swirled around mine. Taking and controlling, and … and I wanted this, needed his touch. I went limp in his embrace, and the heat rose under my skin, my body vibrated against his strong powerful one. Was this really happening? I reached up and ran my fingers through his thick hair while his hand slipped under my shirt, his fingers grazing my side below my rib cage. I forced Troy’s wicked face from my mind, but it was no use. Would I always have his hateful glare in my thoughts every time I tried to be with another man? Maybe it was better for Jackson’s sake that I did. Brodie’s words rang loud and clear in my head, and I once again shoved my hand against Jackson’s chest putting several inches between us.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sneak Peek of A Secret Fate Audiobook

I am so excited to share a sneak peek of this sample of the audiobook for A Secret Fate, narrated by the sexy voice of Adam Mendelevitz. His swoon worthy Scottish brogue shows off Aiden and Gerry just the way I pictured them when I wrote them.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Beautifully Used on Tour Dec 1 - 5

Author: Susan Griscom 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ due to adult situations
Series: Beaumont Brothers, Book 2 ~ Standalone
Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. Playing bass in his brother's band doesn't hurt. A past he doesn't like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn't really cared. Until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life.

Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn't exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie's brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together whether she liked it or not.

As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of overcoming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?




The house was quiet when I came home. Gabrielle must have set the three-tiered floor lamp in the corner of the living room on the lowest setting, which gave the room a soft romantic ambiance. I almost wished I had someone to enjoy it with. It was still early, not quite pasteight o’clock. I wondered if Gabrielle was still up. This was the first night in about two weeks that I’d stayed at the bar past six. I’d been covering most of the day shifts so I could be home at night, and had hired another guy to help fill in some of the shifts that Derrick and I juggled. Jackson even came and worked for a few hours on the nights Lena waited tables and the nights before the band started playing. I didn’t like the idea of Gabrielle being in the house alone at night. The evenings that the band played, Gabrielle came in to listen and was invited up to sing with us several times by Jackson. Gabrielle and Lena had a great harmony going on that the crowd went ape-shit over every time they sang together. I had to admit, their sound was unique, and I enjoyed playing with the band those nights more than the usual.

The house seemed unusually quiet. I wanted to call out to her, then considered that she might be sleeping and that it would be rude of me to wake her. I peeked in the kitchen, but she wasn’t there. Hunger pangs tugged at my stomach, but I needed a shower first, so I walked quietly down the hall toward my room. Passing hers on the way, I glanced in since her door was open. There she was, sitting, head bent over her laptop as her fingers flew over the keys, her long brown hair pulled back into a long ponytail that draped over her right shoulder and kissed the top of her bare thigh. She wore a t-shirt covering a small portion of that thigh, but it looked to me like the t-shirt was the only thing she had on. “Hey,” I said.

She looked up at me and smiled, oblivious to the fact that she was sitting there looking so sexy and tantalizing. I had a hard time keeping myself planted in the door jamb instead of pouncing onto the bed and pulling her into a long seductive kiss. Any red-blooded male would have. God, this woman drove me nuts. How would I ever survive this arrangement?

“Hi. You worked late. Did you have a chance to eat dinner?” Her melodious words jarred me from my intemperate, seductive thoughts.

“Uh … no. You?”

“No. I waited. I’ve been craving sushi and hoped I could convince you to do take out.”

I fished my phone out of my pocket and looked at the white neon 8:12 on the display. It’s kind of late. We could call and see if they’ll still deliver this late. I searched through my contacts and located the local sushi restaurant, well, the only sushi restaurant. Lucky for us, they delivered. Even luckier, they were still open for business. “Hold on just a sec,” I said into the phone and handed it to her. “Here, order whatever you want.” I pulled out my wallet, snatching out my credit card and handing it to her. “I like everything, but make sure to add in some spicy stuff. I’m gonna hop in the shower. See if they’ll deliver a bottle of saké too. Something dry and bold. We have some celebrating to do.” I turned quickly before she could ask me anything, leaving her with the phone, and headed to my room. I wanted to yell back and tell her to put some clothes on, but thought better of it. She probably had short shorts on that I couldn’t see. Gabrielle wasn’t the type to sit around in her underwear with her door open.

Hot water flowed over my head and I closed my eyes, but all I saw was flesh; the silky flesh of Gabrielle’s thighs. As I spread the soap over my chest and stomach, I grabbed my already stiff cock in my hand, realizing I should have made it a cold shower. When was the last time I’d gotten laid? And why had it been so long? Women usually didn’t affect me the way Gabrielle did. The desire to be with her grew stronger every day, and I didn’t think she hated me anymore. God she was beautiful. Sexy too, sitting there over her laptop. I wondered what she was typing. A scene from her book, no doubt. Was it a sex scene? Did she even write those? What kind of sex scene would Gabrielle write? I thought of Gabrielle typing a scene about a fourteenth-century warrior from the Scottish Highlands taking pleasure in the damsel he’s just rescued. I closed my eyes, becoming that warrior as Gabrielle’s lips grazed over my stomach, tantalizing me with the tip of her tongue going lower and lower until she licked the tip of my cock. The smooth texture of her tongue gliding over me was almost too much to bear. She shifted her position and climbed on top of me, urgently guiding me. I held on tightly as she sat on top of me gyrating her hips, taking me in as deep as I would go until I could feel the wall of her cervix against my tip, in and out, until she called out my name. I must have been pumping unconsciously as my release had me falling back against the cold shower wall. I opened my eyes to find cum all over the shower door. “Shit.”


Series: Beaumont Brothers, Book 1
What would you do if you had no place to go and no one you could trust? 

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming, carefree sort of guy. When the mysterious Lena Benton walks into his bar looking scared and defeated, it's not something he can ignore. He's immediately consumed by concern for her and driven by his desire to help. She's just so beautiful. So wounded. 

After being shuffled from one foster home to another growing up, Lena Benton dreamt of finding her prince charming. When the captivating Troy Harington sweeps her off her feet shortly after high school graduation, she's certain she's found her happiness. Unfortunately, Troy's true colors surface shortly after their marriage and things turn ugly. Lena only has one choice. She has to leave him. She has to run... 

Lena's escape has brought her to Jackson, and he clearly wants to be there for her, but can she trust anyone again after what she's gone through? And will Jackson be able to help her heal without losing his heart?


~ ABOUT Me ~
Susan Griscom

I daydream often. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster; though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.
The craft of writing, although dormant for years, never really left me. Many years later, and with the help of technology, I let my imagination run wild again. 

Born in a small town in Pennsylvania, I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns. I tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky. I read all genres but I love reading paranormal romance and like writing in that genre.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running.

I live in Northern California with my very romantic husband, my small yippy dog, Riley, and my humungous black cat, Saké. My family consists of his and her children; four wonderful sons, one beautiful daughter, and seven grandchildren. My greatest love in life is my family and those large and ever growing holiday dinners.

I enjoy traveling. I hate running, but do it once in a while. Reading and writing are my favorite pastimes.

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HEA Book Tours, PR & More:

Monday, Dec 1
1.    HEA Bookshelf
2.    Paper Cut Princess
3.    Rate My Romance
4.    Motherhood, Books, and More Blog
5.    Brandy L Rivers

Tuesday, Dec 2
1.    fierce and fabulous book diva – review and promo
2.    Miss Little Book Addict's House Of Books – review and promo
3.    Obsessed by Books – review and promo
4.    Mommy’s a Book Whore

Wednesday, Dec 3
1.    Escaping Life's Craziness With Books – review and promo
2.    Out There Reviews & Stuff – review and promo
3.    Sassy Southern Book Blog – review only
4.    50 Shades of SAS – review only
5.    FMR Book Grind – review only

Thursday, Dec 4
1.    So Indie Books – review and promo
2.    NarlyNut's Book Lovers – review and promo
3.    Imaginative Dreams – review and promo
4.    Hooked On Books Forever – review and promo
5.    bujoijoi22 – review and promo
6.    books and the big screen – review and promo
7.    Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – review and promo

Friday, Dec 5
1.    Reading For Fun – review only
2.    Sabrina's Paranormal Palace – review only
3.    Kelly's Nerdy Obsession – review and promo
4.    Just One More Page – review and promo
5.    Renee Entress's Blog – review and promo
6.    Abby & Lisa's Book Blog – review and promo
7.    Besties & Books – review and promo
8.    TNT Reviews – review only
9.    Author Sandra Love – review and promo

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Wonder Hop

I have two winners from the Christmas Wonder Hop! First winner is Alexandra Brooks and the second winner is Jaime Lynn Lester. Congratulations and Happy New Year!

Celebrate the Wonder of the Season! Visit all of the blogs to see what they love most about the season and which books have made their Christmas wish lists! There's a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

Thanks for stopping by in this busy time of year. First let me say, Merry Christmas and I hope your holiday is full of magic.

For me, Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones: family and friends. Getting together and sharing some good ole' Christmas Cheer. I love decorating the house with all the lights and all the keepsakes we have handed down from our parent's and reminiscing about our own Christmas pasts from our childhood.

I'd love to spend as much time as I can writing so I can finish my newest project, and still keep time for all the holiday things I love so much. Which include baking and working on a Christmas quilt I started about ten years ago. I only bring it out at Christmas time to work on it as I hand stitch the quilting and it does get rather warm sitting underneath. Plus it also serves as a Christmas decoration.

I do have a wish list for books I can't wait to have. Sadly, they are not out yet, so I'll have to wait.

The Shadows by J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood #13.

Confess by Colleen Hoover

This time of year is joyous for most, but there are some out there who don't have the comforts most of us have. Some are broken, beaten, and living in shelters. Women and children, the survivors of domestic violence need all the support we can give them.

Here is my giveaway

One signed print book of Beautifully Wounded and a $25 Gift card

Beautifully Wounded is a story about surviving domestic violence and Lena's journey to finding salvation and love. In addition, I will donate all royalties generated from the e-book sales of Beautifully Wounded from all the purchase invoices that get entered in the rafflecopter below to the Joyful Heart Foundation foundation for victims of domestic violence.
You can learn more about the The Joyful Heart Foundation for helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault here:

The price of the book has been lowered to .99 cents this entire month for this cause to make it easier for you to afford to help others who are less fortunate.

There is a spot in the rafflecopter to enter your invoice number and date of purchase. Purchase date must be between December 1 and December 31st to be eligible to count toward winning the signed book and the gift card, different winners. The signed paperback is open to US only. Sorry, with the high cost of shipping overseas, I just can't afford that and still have money left over for donating, but you can still enter to win the gift card. All purchase invoices within the dates above entered will count toward the donation whether international or domestic. The purchase is for the purpose of donating, not necessarily winning, but it can improve your chances by giving you extra points and it's only .99 cents.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Donation to NO MORE

Help support my donation to the Joyful Heart Foundation and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and One signed print book of Beautifully Wounded

Beautifully Wounded is a story about surviving domestic violence and Lena's journey to finding salvation and love. In addition, I will donate all royalties generated from the e-book sales of Beautifully Wounded from all the purchase invoices that get entered in the rafflecopter below to the Joyful Heart Foundation for victims of domestic violence.
You can learn more about the Joyful Heart Foundation for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault here:

The price of the book has been lowered to .99 cents this entire month for this cause to make it easier for you to afford to help others who are less fortunate.

There is a spot in the rafflecopter to enter your invoice number and date of purchase. Purchase date must be between December 1 and December 31st to be eligible to count toward winning the signed book and the gift card, different winners. The signed paperback is open to US only. Sorry, with the high cost of shipping overseas, I just can't afford that and still have money left over for donating, but you can still enter to win the gift card. All purchase invoices within the dates above entered will count toward the donation whether international or domestic. The purchase is for the purpose of donating, not necessarily winning, but it can improve your chances by giving you extra points and it's only .99 cents.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you and God Bless!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Choosing Breena's Story Title

I Need Your Help! I’m sure you remember Breena, from Whisper Cape. Well she's all grown up now. I know, I know, how time flies, but she's a senior in college now and with all her psychic abilities, she sometimes plays gypsy fortune teller for extra cash. Everything is going fine until Hawk, the university's ice hockey team's starting forward walks in wanting his fortune told. He's not only gorgeously sexy, but it seems he has an issue with someone stalking him and he wants Breena to help him find out who it is. Please take a moment and cast your vote.
What title should Breena's book have? free polls

Monday, November 3, 2014

A title has been found

Thinking up a name for a book is always a challenge and my newest WIP has been without a name for too long now. But I think I’ve finally figured it out.
Aside from the name of the book, I’d been struggling over what to call the series as a whole since it is a spin-off of the Whisper Cape Trilogy.

I’m doing this new series based on the lives of the off spring of some of the characters, starting with Breena. If all goes well, this should be an eight book series. Yikes! That will a record for me.

Sticking with the theme from Whisper Cape, the series name will be The Sectorium. So each book will have “A Sectorium Novel” on the cover. They will all be stand-alone books as each character will have their own story and hopefully I don’t interlink too many character to reveal any spoilers if they are read out of order. Wish me luck on that one. I’ll do my best.

The title of the first book in this new series is “A Gypsy’s Kiss.”  Cover will be revealed sometime soon.

Thanks for reading and if you haven’t read the Whisper Cape Trilogy yet, the first book in that series is FREE just click on the cover to be taken to Amazon. Or you can check the sidebar of this blog for links. As of right now Whisper Cape, book 1 is the only one available in e-book at B&N, iTunes, Smashwords and Kobo. Those links are below. If you belong to Kindle Unlimited all my books are Free for you to download from Amazon. All my books are available in print. 

Or if you like to read without interruption between books, you can download the entire boxset

Links for Whisper Cape: