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What 2015 Brought Me

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2015 has been one heck of a year for me and deserves a post. It felt a little bit like a roller coaster. I had really high highs and really low lows.

I fulfilled a lifelong dream and managed to get a book published. Whispers of Home (Pickleville #1) came out in February and changed my life forever. I'm so thankful for the chance eXtasy Books has given me. I've had two books series published, One single title, and Book one of another series since then. 17 books in total just this year alone.

Amazing.

It seems I found my niche and I'm happy putting words on paper.

I've made lifelong friends this years and further cemented the bond with others. I've even made a best friend this year and am starting a business with her. I managed to go to GRL with a very good friend of mine and had a great time.

The support I've received from them all has made my entire year.

I lost my grandfather this year. There are times in our lives when everything changes forever. Sometimes it&…

Crash (Demon Elite #1) - Excerpt

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Coming January 1st!
Blurb Love and danger aren’t supposed to go hand in hand.
Elijah wants to go back to his old life. He never realized just how well his mother kept the rest of his crazy family out of his life until she was gone. His extended family descended on him like the plague and now he’s in some deep trouble. Trouble he can’t get out of, no matter how hard he tries.

Crash Morgan is the guy his boss sends when someone needs to get assassinated. Sometimes the best thing for society is to eliminate the worst that humanity has to offer and Crash is very good at doing that. When he’s sent to interrogate Elijah Spade, he’s a bit out of his element. Talking to the suspect isn’t exactly where he excels. What’s even worse is Crash feels protective of Elijah. 
Excerpt Elijah was probably going to get killed. If not from the men Crash was hunting, then definitely by Crash himself, if the look on his face was any indication. Elijah walked up to him, trying to ignore the dead guy at his fe…

Kinky New Years Blog Hop!

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Shifters, Vampires, and Witches! Oh My!
For this kinky New Year's I have a paranormal romance that has a little bit of everything. Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of this book.

Blurb Lucas just wanted to be a normal human being, but normal is highly over-rated.
Lucas Speck is just some guy who works at an office supply store and house sits for his snowbird parents. He’s nobody special. Or that’s what he thought before the headaches start and weird things start to happen to him. When people start chasing him his whole life gets turned upside down.
Bennett Somerset isn’t looking for complications. He already has a family that defines the words weird and crazy to perfection. Good thing they live a small town where nothing ever happens. When his brother, Forrest, comes around smelling like the most delicious thing in the world Bennett realizes his life just got a lot more complicated.
Excerpt

Lucas felt so warm and comfortable he never wanted to move agai…

Drum Roll Please!!!!!

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And the winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card is....Jen! I'll email by the end of today. Congratulations and Happy Reading!


Leave It All (Saint Lakes #1) is On Sale at Amazon!

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On Sale for $1.99 on Amazon for 3 days only!
Blurb
Lucas just wanted to be a normal human being, but normal is highly over-rated.
Lucas Speck had been just some guy who worked at an office supply store and house-sat for his snowbird parents. He was nobody special. Or that’s what he thought before the headaches start and weird things start to happen to him. When people start chasing him his whole life gets turned upside down.
Bennett Somerset is a dragon shifter, who likes his quiet life in his quiet town. He isn’t looking for complications. He already has a family that defines the words, weird and crazy, to perfection. Good thing they live in a small town where nothing ever happens. That is until he smells the most delicious thing in the world and realizes it’s his mate. His little witch of a mate just made things way more complicated.

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Crash (Demon Elite #1)

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If you're in the mood for a good old-fashioned Alpha male romance than this is the book for you! Every book in the series will have this same flavor. Escapism is a wonderful thing! And this book will be available just in time for the New Year. So sit in front of your fireplace, have a glass of wine and get to know Crash Morgan. 

Blurb Love and danger aren’t supposed to go hand in hand. Elijah wants to go back to his old life. He never realized just how well his mother kept the rest of his crazy family out of his life until she was gone. His extended family descended on him like the plague and now he’s in some deep trouble. Trouble he can’t get out of, no matter how hard he tries.
Crash Morgan is the guy his boss sends when someone needs to get assassinated. Sometimes the best thing for society is to eliminate the worst that humanity has to offer and Crash is very good at doing that. When he’s sent to interrogate Elijah Spade, he’s a bit out of his element. Talking to the suspect i…

Being Neighborly is LIVE!

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So Being Neighborly is Live! The links are at the bottom of this page. 
Please be sure to sign up for my Gift Card giveaway. The giveaway ends Dec. 22nd, so just two days left!

Blurb Isaac’s life changed forever the day he meets his two sexy neighbors.

From the first day Isaac Gaines came out of the closet, he had been on his own. He thought he did a good job, over the years, getting through the hurt his family had caused him. So what if he never actually dated or formed lasting relationships. One phone call makes him realize some hurts leave lasting scars.
Adam and Tanner Murray have a great relationship, one built on love and trust. Their quiet farmer’s lives get turned upside down when Isaac comes to town. The question isn’t whether they want him in their lives. The question is whether Isaac will let them into his.


Excerpt

Isaac pulled back, ending the kiss to get a good look at Tanner’s face. He studied it for the longest time and Tanner just stood there letting him. “You guys paid my…

#MySexySaturday - Our Sexy Holiday

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So this week I have a story about an ugly Christmas sweater and a bet.

Blurb
On a shopping trip to the mall with his brother-in-law, Lucas makes a bet he’s not one hundred percent sure he can win.
Christmas was Lucas’ favorite holiday and this year would be the best ever. Gone was his boring, less than stellar life. Now he had his dragon shifter mate and a family that actually liked to spend time with him. What more could he ask for?
Well, he wanted his mate to wear one of the ugliest Christmas sweaters in the known universe. He had a hundred dollars riding on it. His mate could be as stubborn as a…well, a dragon, at times. He just might lose this bet, after all.

Snippet
“Lucas! I am not wearing that thing.” Lucas rolled his eyes. In all the time they had been mated Bennett had never once yelled at him until just now. And over a stupid sweater. Sheesh. You’d think Lucas was asking him to wear high heels or something. Lucas peeked his head around the corner of their bedroom door. “Just we…

Bronwyn's Interlude - Favorite Christmas Story

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Interlude – Christmas Edition
Okay so it’s a Christmas story I LOVE and I couldn’t pick just one. These two books I re-read ALL the time, not just Christmas, and without further ado they are:


Sterling for Christmas by DJ Manly
I’m hoping this one is about a guy who broke up with his lover and went to get a job and a better life or so he thought until he comes back home again for Christmas. This one, however, I have a feeling isn’t available anymore but I can’t not mention it, it’s one of my all time favs
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Where You Lead by Mary Calmes
This one is about a couple going on one of the MC’s family for Christmas were he’d was leaving his lover because he needed to be home for his family. It’s sweet and I love it.
I do have more, because I LOVE LOVE Christmas stories. I have a Christmas Spirit folder in iBooks app and there are 64 books in it (I’ve not read 22) and I’m going to be buying more soon because, well have you seen some of the Christmas story going live just this week?!
And now see w…

Crash (Demon Elite #1)

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Very Excited to have Crash (Demon Elite #1)coming out next month, January 1st (I think), through eXtasy Books. It should be available on Amazon on January 8th.


Blurb
Love and danger aren’t supposed to go hand in hand. Elijah wants to go back to his old life. He never realized just how well his mother kept the rest of his crazy family out of his life until she was gone. His extended family descended on him like the plague and now he’s in some deep trouble. Trouble he can’t get out of, no matter how hard he tries.
Crash Morgan is the guy his boss sends when someone needs to get assassinated. Sometimes the best thing for society is to eliminate the worst that humanity has to offer and Crash is very good at doing that. When he’s sent to interrogate Elijah Spade, he’s a bit out of his element. Talking to the suspect isn’t exactly where he excels. What’s even worse is Crash feels protective of Elijah.


Don't forget to enter my giveaway. You could win an Amazon Gift Voucher worth $10. the c…

Crafty Tuesday - To KU or not KU! That is the question.

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And one I still don't have an answer for.

That's right, you heard me. I have no idea if Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is good or bad for authors. I know there are some pros and cons to it for both readers and authors. More knowledgeable people than me have blogged about the pros and cons of Amazon KU and have crunched the numbers harder than I have.

Author Brad Vance is probably the most informative person when it comes to this topic that I have ever com across. He's also a great author so be sure to pick up his books. You can learn more about his own experiences on KU and find out more about his books by visiting his website. Here's the link to that http://bradvanceauthor.com/.

Now, I'll just tell you about my own experiences with it. Before I do though, please keep in mind that I'm just starting out, not only has an author, but also with self-publishing. I started out in February 2015 with a tradition publisher and have just expanded into self-publishing las…

Being Neighborly - Pre-Order Available!

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So Being Neighborly is available for Pre-order everywhere now. The links are at the bottom of the page. I just wanted to make sure they were all in one happy little post.

Please be sure to sign up for my Gift Card giveaway. The giveaway ends Dec. 22nd

Blurb
Isaac’s life changed forever the day he meets his two sexy neighbors.
From the first day Isaac Gaines came out of the closet, he had been on his own. He thought he did a good job, over the years, getting through the hurt his family had caused him. So what if he never actually dated or formed lasting relationships. One phone call makes him realize some hurts leave lasting scars.
Adam and Tanner Murray have a great relationship, one built on love and trust. Their quiet farmer’s lives get turned upside down when Isaac comes to town. The question isn’t whether they want him in their lives. The question is whether Isaac will let them into his.
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Bronwyn's Interlude -WIP

Okay, so Bronwyn and I are kinda, sorta writing a book together called The Way Life Turns. It's a pick your own adventure type of book. It's been a bit of a challenge, which I think has been great for both of us. It will come out Feb. 17th and we'll both post more about it in the next couple months. 
Here's a portion of the adventure Bronwyn Heeley wrote:
He missed his life. And thought it had only been two months. It dragged like it had been a year. “You heading in?” That voice sparked a precession down Johan’s spine. Heating him up and outward as Johan tried desperately to contain it. To not let Scott know his immidently effect he had on him. “Johan?” “Ah yeah,” he signed as he looked back up to the house. Everything was all mixed together, tangled in a sudden wrapping for facts that Johan didn’t want to think about. Because thinking about it would mean that he may have some blame to take and the hurt was still too strong. Scott huffed a laugh behind him as Johan stayed …

Being Neighborly - Excerpt

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Coming December 20th to Amazon and available for Pre-Order Now!
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Don't forget to enter my giveaway. It's at the bottom of this page. You could win an $10 Amazon Gift Voucher.





Blurb Isaac’s life changed forever the day he meets his two sexy neighbors.
From the first day Isaac Gaines came out of the closet, he had been on his own. He thought he did a good job living with the hurt his family had caused him. He loves working on a ranch. He could be himself there. So what if he never actually dates or forms lasting relationships. He’s safer alone anyway. That was until he gets a phone call about his grandfather’s will and he learns that some hurts leave lasting scars.

Adam and Tanner Murray have a great relationship, one built on love and trust. Their quiet farmer’s lives get turned upside down when Isaac comes to town. The question isn’t whether they want him in their lives. The question is whether Isaac will let them into his.



Excerpt

Tanner ran a thumb over Isaac’s chee…

Cover Reveal of Crash (Demon Elite #1)

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Coming to Extasy BooksJanuary 1st!

#MySexySaturday - A Sexy Galaxy

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Okay, so this may not be sci-fi, but Lucas and Bennett's love will last forever. Their love is definitely out of his world. It even survived an ugly Christmas sweater.

This is a short story from the Saint Lakes series. If you haven't read Leave It All than it's available on Amazon, Smashwords, and ARe.

Blurb
On a shopping trip to the mall with his brother-in-law, Lucas makes a bet he’s not one hundred percent sure he can win.
Christmas was Lucas’ favorite holiday and this year would be the best ever. Gone was his boring, less than stellar life. Now he had his dragon shifter mate and a family that actually liked to spend time with him. What more could he ask for?
Well, he wanted his mate to wear one of the ugliest Christmas sweaters in the known universe. He had a hundred dollars riding on it. His mate could be as stubborn as a…well, a dragon, at times. He just might lose this bet, after all.

Excerpt


Lucas grabbed an empty laundry basket from the laundry room and carried it t…

Bronwyn's Interlude - WIP

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Coming this December 15th from ExtasyBooks
Moonlit Escapades a companion anthology for my Moonlit Wolves series

There is never a time when a visit from old friends isn’t comforting
Ever wonder how Jex and Matt ended up in that compromising position in book 4? Or what the fight between Phil and Craig was about? Or how about how they all became so close and ended up living together?
Well here’s your chance. All the missing pieces that were linked but not fully explained are bundled together in this heart-warming anthology, and just in time for Christmas, because who doesn’t like to visit from family at this time of year.
Note: series must be read in order, but these shorts can be read separately, they’ll just be enjoyed more as companions.
Goodreads ǀ Extasyboks
Excerpt
Time stood stock still just inside the opening to the lounge room. Struck dumb by the fact that his mum and step-dad didn’t remember that they told Tim he had to sleep at home Christmas night. “Tim!” His mum’s voice was high, …

Tiago by Reily Garrett! Coming to Amazon December 7th!

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