March 15, 2017: Additional edits were needed for both JUST IN TIME and OUT OF
TIME but they are finally LIVE! in both e-book and paperback at most major e-tailers. I love the timey-wimey clock
graphics on the new covers. As soon as I am done with promoting them, it's back to Lovers in Time Book 3 -- SOME TIME
AWAY -- which takes this pair of lovers from the present back to the Roaring 20s to solve several interrelated mysteries!
The plan is to have this one finished by the end of April in order to have plenty of time to devote to house renovations.
September 15, 2016: Another busy busy busy summer
here at Chateau de Joie! This one was marked by lots of house guests and a terrible drought with extreme heat, all of which
kept us from completing any major renovations. But I am very happy to announce that, by having to stay indoors, I completed
the massive updates and revisions required to reboot JUST IN TIME and OUT OF TIME and get them ready for conversion to digital!
I love how they turned out and I hope you will also. As soon as I have covers and release dates for both, I will post it on
my home page...and Facebook...and Twitter...and our Renovation Blog...
March 1, 2016: Despite my best
efforts, the challenges presented to me by the Universe forced me to set aside
BLAZE once again. That dragon shapeshifter just won't
let me forget about him!
September 1, 2015: My last news post turned out to be overly
optimistic. It actually took all of July and August to complete all the outdoor renovation projects we had planned, partly
because of other problem areas/emergencies that demanded attention and partly because everything was much harder/more complicated
than expected. It forced me to set BLAZE aside again but the January 2016 release date still holds. Before totally immersing
myself in the 7th Innerworld Affairs book however, I pulled out another one of my old novellas and reworked it into a
Christmas story. It was originally titled "A Most Wanted Man" as part of Leisure's "Swept Away"
summer anthology in 1998. The new title is "The Perfect Gift" and will be released in November, 2015, as part
of my holiday collection, "CHRISTMAS PRESENTS...A Saint, A Sinner and A Town Full of Spirits". The other two novellas
in the anthology will be "Angels & Shamrocks" and "Ghosts of Christmas Past" and the set will be available
in both digital and print.
June 28, 2015:
The renovation work on ye olde house in Amherst has taken up nearly every waking minute of the last month but it's finally
starting to feel like all the stress and aching muscles and joints will be worth it. However, I am pleased to say that I did
manage to get one more previously published book updated and converted to eBook. METAPHYSICAL FITNESS, Ten Commandments
for Spiritual Being, is now available on Amazon. Next up...diving back into BLAZE,
Book 6 in my Innerworld Affairs series and my first interaction with DRAGONS!
May 12, 2015: ROMAN, Book 6 of The Innerworld Affairs, is now available
for downloading! Paperback version coming soon. ROMAN, the tale of the son
of Romulus and Aster from Book 1, is the first all new release in my futuristic romance series.
It's been a very long time coming but I had a very good time writing it and I'm hoping the followers of Innerworld
will give this one a try.
November 13, 2014 - Just retyped,
revised and updated another one of my Christmas novellas. More importantly, I uploaded it onto Amazon by myself! They've
made it a LOT easier than it was the first time I tried. It has a new cover and a new title - ANGELS & SHAMROCKS. Hope
you'll give it a try. Meanwhile, Nina Paules of ePublishingWorks & I have been brainstorming over Book 7 of The Innerworld
Affairs & it looks like my new hero, Blaze, is a dragon-shifter from an extinct planet!
October 25, 2014:
LOGAN, Book 5 of my rebooted, futuristic
romance, Innerworld Affairs series, is finally up in ebook & print on all the major e-tailers' sites. Mercury Retrograde really played havoc with my promotional timetable for this book,
so I'm not surprised that my promo door opened when MR went direct. Hope you'll
give LOGAN a try!
September 13, 2014 - Anyone who's interested
in what's been filling my hours since we left Florida should check out our Rural Renovation Diary blog - www.citygirls2countrygirls.blogspot.com. 'Nuff said about that here. The less exhausting and much more rewarding part of my life - writing stories about handsome
hunks and daring dames - was temporarily on hold for several months, but as of this week, I'm getting back to it in a
giant way. LOGAN, Book 5 of The Innerworld Affairs series, will soon be released in both e-book and paperback and the first
4 books will be available in paperback as well. Stay tuned for the exact dates.
June 1, 2014 - Lots of news to share this spring! Book business first - At the halfway point in ROMAN, my characters absolutely
refused to continue along the path I'd set. It was frustrating to say the least but it's times like that when having
fab friends to brainstorm with are worth their weight in uranium! Bottom line, ROMAN is now Book SIX of the Innerworld Affairs
and "LOGAN", which I just completed and turned in to my publisher, is Book 5. Links to Previews of both are
on my home page. Release dates to be advised soon. Personally, daughter Joie & I will be moving to Amherst, MA in a couple
weeks to remain there for at least 5 years while she earns her doctorate. So once again, I'm packing boxes! I can't
wait to get there tho...it's an old house so we'll get to renovate (love it!) and there's a registered labyrinth
in the back yard! I plan on doing guided walks and tea parties with lots of tarot card readings...so if you're ever in
February 25, 2014 - "ROMAN" the fifth book in my futuristic
romance Innerworld Affairs, is moving right along, with one surprise after another! I've often acknowledged that my characters
sometimes tell me when I've gone in a wrong direction or need to include some tidbit I hadn't, BUT the characters
in ROMAN are way past gentle nudges. Though I am still writing a story that is within the original skeleton synopsis,
there are days when I have no idea where the action is going until I start to type. Daughter Joie & I (& the 2 dogs
of course) are about to take a road trip to check out the universities that have accepted her into a doctoral program...to
decide where we will be moving next. Fortunately, I expect to have a lot of quiet time in motel rooms while Joie is in
interviews and such, so I should still be able to get plenty of writing done.
January 1, 2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Another year just flew by me at top speed, but it's been positive and creative and best of all, the challenges
were minimal. Writing wise, I'm moving along with ROMAN, the fifth (& never before published) book in the
Innerworld Affairs series. It's slated to be released by ePublishingWorks in the early spring. My "kids" are
thriving--daughter earned her master's and is aiming at a doctorate and my son has started his own photo & film production
business. And at least for a while longer, I'm still living close enough to the beach to walk. Life is good.
August 18, 2013 - If you
could gain one super power, what would you choose?
Obviously that's not an original conversational ice-breaker but, as a major
fan of sci-fi, metaphysical studies and Super Heroes, it is a question I never tire of asking. Thus, when I started writing
romances, I focused on sexy heroes with superior abilities and put them in a futuristic world in the center of the Earth.
And that was how the Innerworld Affairs series had its own Big Bang.
ROMULUS (my first)
could communicate telepathically…perhaps because my personal wish at the time was to have a mate who would know what
I wanted without my having to give step-by-step verbal instructions.
In the second book,
I gave FALCON a long list of psychic skills to support his profession as a tracker, but I raised the heat level by making
him humanoid with certain feline characteristics, like his eyes and tongue (you can guess what I did with that),
plus I made him a confirmed sexual virgin.
If I told you about GALLANT's special gift,
it would be a huge spoiler but I will say that it is something that could threaten the entire Universe.
there was GABRIEL, who considered his "gift" of being a universal receiver as a curse.
it's ROMAN's turn. This is a book started a while back but never got finished, though I knew from the start what his
special talent would be. The son of ROMULUS had no discernible super powers…until something happened in the fourth
book. Now he can go invisible at will or totally dematerialize in order to pass through solid objects. With such an ability,
it was quite natural for him to become a tracker…and a spy.
The first four books
have been revised and updated and are now available at all major e-tailers.
back to my favorite question—if you could have any one super power, what would it be?
July 14, 2013 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! The 4 Innerworld Affairs books are now up on Amazon. The
rest of the major e-tailers to follow in the next week or so.
June 4, 2013
- Wheeee! I'm so happy to report that ePublishingWorks! and I have selected new titles and covers for the rebooted/revised/updated
Innerworld Affairs series. The links to sneak peeks for each are on my Home Page. The final titles are the heroes names -
ROMULUS, FALCON, GALLANT & GABRIEL, plus the fifth that was not previously released - ROMAN
(son of Romulus & Aster). As soon as I have release dates I'll let everyone know. MEANWHILE... UNNATURAL RELATIONS,
Book 1 of the Lust & Lies series, is now a FREE download at Amazon and Barnes&Noble! Help
a girl out by downloading a copy from either (or both). Thanks!
May 1, 2013 - RT Booklovers Convention is underway & quite sadly, I'm missing
it this year. But Kathryn Falk just called to tell me that the huge poster for 1993 includes the cover of the magazine I was
on, so yay for that. No covers yet on the Innerworld series but I've been promised the books should be on-line before
the end of this month.
March 30, 2013:
I've heard some places in the U.S. are still dealing with snow and frigid temps but here in South Florida, we're having
our few weeks of "spring" -- gorgeous sunshine, blue skies, not too hot, orchids blooming everywhere...and allergies
driving us to overdose on antihistamines. The Innerworld Affairs series is just waiting for cover designs and I've been
playing catch-up with the more mundane items on my long to-do list while I'm waiting. But in the back of my mind there's
a debate going on as to which backlist book I should work on next... Meanwhile, just posted April forecasts on my Astro News
February 2, 2013 - Very happy with the
progress both ePublishing Works! and I are making on the Innerworld Affairs series. All four should be ready for final proofing
and cover designs sometime this month! Tentative new titles are FEVERED, FALCON'S RUN, FIERCE VOYAGER and FINDING
TIME. I have really been enjoying my trip back to that futuristic world in the center of the Earth. Part of the fun is
reading a story I know I wrote and yet coming to a scene I had totally forgotten about! Meanwhile, I'm still feeling very
very good about 2013. Just posted the forecasts for February on my Astro News page.
January 1, 2013 - HAPPY NEW YEAR and a
big HURRAY! that we are finally past 2012. This
is going to be a great year for a lot of people who feel as I do about last year. I promise to get my annual astro forecasts
up within the next couple weeks but I'm pleased to say several work and writing assignments have come in to keep me uber-busy
for the first half of January. I am also very pleased to pass on that I finished updating the first two books of my Innerworld
Affairs series (formerly "Pyramid of Dreams" and "Topaz Dreams") and have them ready to send to ePublishingWorks!
to get them converted to digital. I just received the scan of Book III (formerly "Stardust Dreams"), so that is
the next project in my rebooting the backlist queue. I hope everyone gets a big surge of new energy in these first weeks of
November 25, 2012 - How could it possibly be the holiday
season so soon? !!! This year has gone by way too fast but at least the doom and gloom sayers will soon realize the world
is not coming to an end in December. Meanwhile, now that I'm settled into my new place on Miami Beach, I've thrown
myself into my next "rebooting the backlist" project -- The Innerworld Affairs. The first book in the series, (originally
"Pyramid of Dreams") has already been revised, updated and a new scene added. The second book (originally "Topaz
Dreams") should be at that point in another week. I'll be using ePublishingWorks! to upload to e-tailers once I have
all 4 ready...hopefully by February. Thank you to all the readers who have continued to nag me about this series!!!
October 1, 2012 - Worst move ever! Joie
& I are back in South Florida but I've never had such a tough time moving & I've done it at least 30 times!
Without whining over specifics, I'll just say that I left San Antonio over 3 months ago & we are still having
problems in ways I never expected. Forget writing. Forget finding a job. BUT we have high hopes that this transition is almost
over. Meanwhile, my Ellora's Cave "quickie" PRIMAL BEAT came out in a print anthology called Love Notes last
month and my four romantic suspense have attracted some decent attention with their new titles and covers, thanks to ePublishingWorks.com!
August 19, 2012
2 more weeks until we get into
our own place on Miami Beach. Transitions are always fun at first but after 2 months, we're ready for a little stability!
Meanwhile, my romantic suspense series is moving up in the rankings since UNNATURAL RELATIONS went free and TWISTED HUNGER
is only 99 cents. I'd really appreciate as many downloads as possible to get these books noticed! Thank you in advance.
July 4, 2012
YAY! Release day for
Serving Nicole. Sure hope that full moon last night shines a super-bright light on this one.
June 15, 2012 - Counting down the days to yet another cross-country move. At least this time I'm heading
back to the Florida beaches. Since daughter/roommate Joie is in Europe for the summer, I'll be staying with friends in
Melbourne but by fall we (and our dogs) will be settling into a new home in Miami. Meanwhile, the first in a new, magickal
series, SERVING NICOLE, will be released by EC on the 4th of July with an accompanying interactive website and character video
interview. I can't wait to hear how you like it all. At the same time, four of my previously published romantic suspense
novels are getting new covers and titles as part of my 'rebooting the backlist' project. To add to all that, I just
found out PRIMAL BEAT is about to be released in print as part of the "Love Notes" anthology! Needless to say, I
don't expect to have a minute to spare for the next two months!
April 26, 2012
What a roller coaster
month I've had! The RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago was fantastic & extremely productive for me personally. Hard
to pick just one highlight but if I had to it would be my receiving the industry Pioneer Award. After the convention, daughter
Joie & I did some sightseeing in Chi-town then in Memphis before heading home to San Antonio, where we had to jump right
into packing & moving mode. It's hectic but I'll soon be back on the Florida beach!
EVERY EVIL & COME INTO MY PARLOR have now been released in e-book. PRETTY
MAIDS IN A ROW is a free read on Amazon and iBooks (please download your copy asap). And I'm working on
rebooting the Innerworld series next. Plus, my new erotic romance SERVING NICOLE has been approved
and will soon be launching a magickal new paranormal series with a great group of other fab authors from the Passionate
I sure do love this wild ride I'm on!
March 14, 2012
one of my very old, humorous category romances, is live! in ebook, thanks to Belgrave House. It took a lot of work to
update & revise but I feel it was worth it. Excerpt and download now available at
http://www.belgravehouse.com/bookstore/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1082 and most e-tailers.
Coming next - FOR EVERY EVIL and COME
INTO MY PARLOR have gone thru a rigorous update, revision and expansion and will be uploaded by ePublishingWorks
very soon. Stay tuned for a FREE READ offer coming up when those two sexy thrillers
March 3, 2012
you all made good use of the extra 24 hours on February 29th! I had something quite wonderful happen that day - I learned
I will be the recipient of an industry Pioneer Award at the RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago next
month! I could not be more flattered and what great confirmation timing as I am still hard at work on my backlist. Hopefully,
I will have 3 more uploaded by the end of March.
February 4, 2012
Spent a month
away from home and got a nasty bug as soon as I returned. But I'm finally getting back to writing projects. My
old Meteor book, No Competition, has now been revised and updated and will soon be
uploaded in e-book by Belgrave House, and Pyramid of Dreams and Topaz Dreams
have been scanned and converted to a word doc so I can begin working on those first two books in the Innerworld series. I
also have a go-ahead from my EC editor on a new erotic romance series. So lots to do to get back on my original schedule of
rebooting my backlist!
December 23, 2011
a very peaceful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or quite simply, holiday week.
November 30, 2011
of Christmas Past is available on Amazon for 99 cents. Only one glitch that I can tell but I'm feeling pretty
good about being able to follow this particular yellow brick road!
November 27, 2011
time to slow down. Grappling with the supposedly "simple" instructions to upload my Christmas novella on Amazon.
I've read lots of hints from other authors but technology just paralyzes my usually active brain. I just
keep repeating "I can do this" and reminding myself that I only have to do this once in connection with the panel
I'll be doing at RT convention in April then I can just return to paying someone else to do it for me!
November 18, 2011
PRETTY MAIDS IN A ROW and SEE
HOW THEY RUN are now available in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most other e-tailers! 4 backlist
books done, 2 in progress and 10 to go.
November 13, 2011
a quick trip to South Florida to perform a wedding ceremony for the daughter of one of my bffs. Rushed back to help daughter
Joie with her gigantic to-do list in connection with her applications to PhD programs. Cain't hardly wait to find out
where we'll be moving next.
October 30, 2011
Okay, so I've always
been someone who either does something 110% or not at all. I just sent off PRETTY MAIDS IN A ROW
to be uploaded, should be finished with revisions on SEE HOW THEY RUN this week and have ordered
a cover to be created for my first Christmas novella. I read that this is called "creating a swarm" so maybe that's
why I feel like I'm "busy as a bee"! (Okay that was corny but I couldn't resist.)
October 10, 2011
Daydreams, my very first published novel, is live in
e-book! For blurb, excerpt & purchase go to http://www.belgravehouse.com/bookstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=584
available at all major e-tailers.
October 1, 2011
Last two months have
flown by as I've learned a lot more about self-publishing! Daydreams has been totally revised
and updated, a new cover image selected and is now being prepped for uploading to the internet. Pretty Maids
in a Row is about halfway updated and See How They Run has been scanned & is waiting
for my revisions. But I have a temporary delay due to my daughter Joie's needing surgery and my having to take care of
her for several weeks. Hoping to get back on track with my self-pubbing plan by mid-October.
July 30, 2011
It took me a while but I finally made decisions about self-publishing my backlist.
Though there is a lot of work ahead, my plan is to have all of them available in e-book within the year. Four are in step
1 now (scanning from paperback to word doc). I'll keep y'all posted.
Happy Birthday to me! Ghost Lover release date is August 3! So much on my plate right now but
hoping to make headway on Buried Treasure (working title for the 3rd book in the Crystal Island series) this weekend!
July 1, 2011
New Moon, Solar Eclipse in Cancer this morning (my birth sign)!
Life is moving faster for everyone but today should bring a "helping hand" in some way! The second book in my Crystal
Island series GHOST LOVER is already in the editing process and the third is taking shape on my
computer. Hope everyone has a safe 4th!
June 8, 2011
is now available at www.EllorasCave.com! I'm having a blast working on the second book while madly scribbling notes for the following two! I can't
wait to hear how y'all like it!
I'm so excited to
announce that my new series idea about a South Florida hotel that's actually a portal to other times and dimensions has
been accepted by Ellora's Cave. The series will be called "Crystal Island" and the
first book, Zenith Rising is being edited. The series was introduced in my recent quickie,
Work It. i Honestly, I don't think I've been this enthused about a concept since
the early days of my Innerworld series. I hope my readers will feel the same way! I'll keep y'all posted.
As I've said many times before, the
one thing in life we can always count on is CHANGE! No one escapes that inevitability but how we react to it
is our choice.
That said, I will admit to being in the midst of change more often than most of my acquaintances.
I will also admit that it is due to a combination of my reaction to circumstances and the fact that I prefer movement to being
sedentary. Thus, very few of my more "settled" acquaintances were surprised when I announced that I was
once again packing to move. This time I returned to Texas, where my daughter, Joie, is a master's degree candidate (history)
with her eye on a PhD. (I'm one proud mama.) She and I are very close and don't seem to do as well when we are beyond
shouting distance from each other. So, as much as I loved living by the ocean, it's back to dry land for me and my four-legged
Meanwhile, I'm very pleased to say that this move will give me a lot more time to
focus on writing the books that have been waiting for my attention.
I'm also still in the learning process
with regard to social media networking but I swear I'm trying to catch up as fast as I can! I am a contributor
on an exciting, and very sexy, blog site called "Passionate Reads". Besides my SexyScopes, there are lots of
other fun columns, contests and announcements of upcoming releases by all the authors involved on that blog,
so check it out often. www.passionatereads.com
Wishing you love, light and happy reading,