From Me to You ~ What do you do in a reading slump?

OMG, do you ever get sick of everything you have on your kindle? That happened to me this week! I love to read. Even more than I love to write. I have done some of that this week but I NEED to read. But nothing appealed to me. I flipped through my whole TBR pile and nothing caught my eye. I even started reading three or four different books but put them aside. Not that I normally wouldn’t read them, but ugh!

So I thought about what I felt like reading.

Nope, no dragons (gasp!) No lions, no tigers, no bears. No sweet, no BDSM. No sci fi – romance or otherwise. No historical. Ugh. Then, I thought, oh! Mountain Man! So I downloaded a couple of Frankie Love books. Oh man, I love me some Mountain Man’s Babies books.

Slump is gone! But since I’ve read all of Frankie Love’s Mountain Man’s Babies books, I need to find some more. I’ll have to see what else she has written, but I sure can’t wait for the next in the series. Poor Jonah is the single man out on the mountain. He has to eventually find his happily ever after.

I’ll keep reading the series until Frankie is tired of writing them! 

In other news, I’m adding to Finding Faith. I have a deadline in my head, but I’m not saying! If I do and I miss the deadline I set then everyone will know I missed it. This way the only one I disappoint is myself! It will be out this year. That I guarantee.

The flow is going well when I have a chance to write. I’ve taken over babysitting so my daughter can study. She has to pass her next two tests to stay in the nursing program. That trumps me writing! I want her to get her nursing degree. Once she graduates and has a good job, I’ll be able to relax and get back to finishing more books.

So I’ll do what I can, to keep writing and keep my family moving forward!

Have a good weekend, I’ll be behind my computer, putting more words down.




From me to you ~ Saturday in Madison WI ~ Madtown Author Daze!

Short and sweet!

I’m still working on Finding Faith. She is about to have a rude awakening. She’s seen a dragon but she never imagined they were also men! But, I’m taking a break today to be at a book signing.

So, if you’re near Madison WI come on over and say hi!

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Lots to do in the area besides meeting some awesome authors! All genres of books will be there.

We’ll be in the lobby of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The Farmer’s Market is just down the street and State Street offers up a mix of funky shopping and a whole range of bars and restaurants to enjoy.

Head on over and make a day of it! Don’t forget to stop and say hi! You’re more than welcome to stop and purchase books, too, lol.

I’ll have my newest release along! Willow’s Cry on sale in paperback for $5.00 for an autographed copy!

Can’t make it today? I’ll be in Minnesota next month! Illinois in July. August in Iowa and back in Wisconsin for September and November!


From Me to You

Ever want to sleep in on your day off? Yeah, right! I still got up early. As a matter of fact I got up earlier than normal! My stomach was growling, lol. So I came down to make breakfast. But the sink was filled with dishes so I did those. Then I had to go to work, but I had my laptop home so did most of it from here. Then I made breakfast!

I did have to run into work to provide some training and update some payroll. After that I decided to grab some coffee and realized I didn’t have enough gas to get there!

So, I had to get gas. I have a 12 gallon tank with 1 gallon reserve. I put in 12.29 gallons! I was a BIT low, lol.

Coffee, home and babysitting for the rest of the day.

I may go check out an RV. We’ve been looking. But taking a 2 yr old on a 3 hour round trip doesn’t appeal to me. I’ll just have to hope the RV is still there when I’m able to go.

In any case, I will get more writing done. I’m pretty sure Faith is about to find out Crag is a dragon, and NOT because he tells her, lol. Enter Rog and Hark into the picture! Remember how Hope found out? They scared her to death!

Faith is more resilient AND she already knows about dragons. Just not their closely held secret! I’m pretty sure she’s not going to be happy, lol.

I’m enjoying Finding Faith so far. I hope you will, too, when I finish it. I am aiming for getting it out this year-FINALLY. If I had just published the first draft, you’d never read me again! It was awful. The second draft wasn’t much better. Third times the charm! This one just seems to be flowing. It makes me happy! I’m able to pull some from the second draft, but not a lot, and some from the first draft. That is helping to keep me moving along at a good pace.


Stealing Hope

The apocalypse has come and gone.
Those who survived learned to adapt.
Dragons awaken to once again reign over the skies.

Upon eruption of a volcano, Ari awakens to a changed world, and a knowing that his dragon’s mate is near. He saves her twice—once as a dragon, and again as a man—and wins her confidence.

Hope cried out, moaning, “just change me with pleasure?”

Hope is restless and unfulfilled until she meets Ari, the man of her fantasies. The sensual tension between them heightens with every touch. When their passion explodes, Hope gets pulled into the dragon’s mating ritual…and into a world of erotic sensation she never dreamed existed but now cannot live without. The dragon binds his mate to him with a ritual that shows Hope her true nature in this humorous erotic romance.

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From Me to You ~ To write or to READ?

Okay, I woke up at 400 am, read a bit and then started laundry. By 600 am, I was on my second load of laundry, showered, dressed, ate and sat down to write.

So, one paragraph later I keep thinking about the book I had finished. There were at least two more in the series that I needed to get. THEN when stalking the author’s facebook page, I found out one of my favorite characters in the book had a story. Not just one but three!

These really are NOT standalones. You have to read one and then the other. So I have two more to get through to read the three, lol. So five books. I could do it, I have no plans this weekend. Other than writing my OWN book!

If you are wondering about the addicting series, it is the King series by TM Frazier. Dark romance, which is a bit of an addiction for me! I couldn’t help but read it.

So, read or write, read or write?

THAT’S my dilemma.

I want to do both. I think, I can read and when I’m done I’ll write. Sounds good, right? But what if I’m in a book coma? C’mon, you know what I mean! I’m so deep in that book world I don’t want to come out. It happens. That shit is real!

I could write, set a goal, but I keep wanting to crack open Lawless and read Bear’s story. Gah!

I think I’ll head out of the house (because Paw Patrol is blaring!) Go to the coffee shop and write. Meet a goal, any goal! Have a nice tasty cup of Enchantment (latte with white chocolate and creme de menthe) and write. Leave my kindle at home, lol.

This could work-if there is nothing going on. No vendor sales, no farmer’s market, no meetings or singers. That is usually just Saturday mornings! This is a very busy coffee shop! If it is too busy, I could try the new shop in town. But it doesn’t look as comfortable. I suppose I won’t know unless I try.

And really, I left poor Crag hungry and chasing after his mate once again.

His stomach growled. Pretty soon he was going to have to find something to eat. Checking to make sure he still followed Faith’s enticing aroma, Crag decided that food was in order. She’d have to stop for the night. Once he’d eaten, he would just keep going until he found her.

Backtracking, Crag found a spot where he could shift and fly out. Branches dragged at his wings, catching at his legs as he burst from the sky. Glancing down, he looked, trying to see Faith. Shaking his head he flew away. He didn’t want her to see him, to be afraid of him.

Logically he knew that he would eventually have to tell her. But Faith seemed a little more intense than her sister. Somehow, Crag was pretty sure that if he changed Faith without telling her, he would regret it the rest of his life.

Decisions, decisions. I want coffee, so I guess I’ll go write for a bit!

From Me to You! Exclusive excerpts

Willow’s Cry is live!

When you’ve pissed off Mother Nature, anything can happen…


Alex is just a regular guy… who can hear the wind speak and the earth talk, not a bad thing for a Park Ranger if a bit unusual. His life is everything he desires. Until Mother Nature expresses her displeasure at his family’s threat to sell the land they had been charged to protect. Alex is left to try to stop the sale, finding a damsel in distress along the way who wraps herself around his heart.

Happy living in her tree, observing the world without joining in, Willow has yearned for Alex for years. Too shy to emerge, the little nymph is suddenly catapulted into Alex’s arms, her tree destroyed during a massive storm.

Mother Nature has a plan and she’ll do everything she can to force Alex’s family to continue their roles as guardians, even if it means sacrificing one she protects.


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The liquid heat rolled down his body. Rolling his neck, he let it do its work, his muscles relaxing one by one. Head against the tiled wall, he watched the dirty water swirl in the bottom, exiting down the drain. He’d soap up. In a minute. The sound of the water tinkling down soothed him. Closing his eyes, muscles relaxing, each bead took away a bit of his stress, the images of the past couple of days flashing in front of his eyes.

The trek to get down to the hikers fell to him. First on the scene, Alex evaluated the situation. He quickly set up his equipment. Listening to the wind, an urgency had him securing ropes to the large rocks jutting up through the grass. Pitons weren’t his first choice but he needed to hurry. Ensuring each rope had its own ascender to help the hikers climb to safely. Not to mention if either were injured he could move them up on his own.

Alex glanced at the area, the mountain a guaranteed mudslide waiting to happen. With the imminent threat, speed became absolutely necessary. Sending his coordinates over the two way radio strapped to him, Alex stepped off the cliff, quickly rappelling down.

One of the hikers, unhurt other than assorted bruises, did his best to help Alex secure the injured hiker for transport. With a search team yet to reach them, Alex needed his muscle to help pull up the unconscious woman. Her leg was broken, and even with a makeshift splint it would be a hard journey up. The splint her partner applied good enough to get her up. Alex stabilized her for the trip to the top. Looking at the path, hearing the urgent whispers in the wind, Alex realized he needed to act now.

Exhaling, he squared his shoulders.


So, now that Willow’s Cry is done, I’m working on Finding Faith. The 2nd book in the Dragon’s Fated Heart Series. 

This is Crag’s story…

Faith checked her compass. She needed to ensure she was heading in the correct direction. Her body tingled pleasantly, achy in bits, but satiation made her movements languid. She’d never dreamed a man could make her feel like that. She’d been wild and out of control. He made her forget herself.

She couldn’t do that. She couldn’t abandon Hope. Forgetting herself would make her lose time. She wasn’t too upset about yesterday. Her lips quirked. Well, she wasn’t at all upset about yesterday. Everything about the man she’d met sent her body out of control. Whirling into dizzying heights of pleasure she’d never imagined existed.

She hadn’t planned on spending the night learning about passion. Once the man was asleep and snoring away, it was easy enough to slide from his arms. Kneeling, she couldn’t help but stare for a bit.

Heavily muscular, he was mouthwateringly fit.  His six pack led down and his bulk showed he liked his food. His abdomen, obviously tight and in shape, but his waist carried just a bit of a love handle, proving he loved his food. Smothering a smile, Faith had wanted to wake him and tease him, just a bit.

Knowing the foolishness of that desire, she stifled her laughter, following his glory trail south. The sight of his large, thick, flaccid penis dried her mouth. Moisture settling south, drenching her pussy. The ache in her abdomen, the racing of her heart, assured her that settling down and straddling him was an awesome idea. Just imagining him sliding into her shortened her breath.

Leaning forward, knowing it was pure foolishness, Faith licked him from his root to his tip. Pulling back, his cock rose following her mouth. Licking her lips, she suckled the tip. Her hips tilted, wanting to feel him inside. He tasted so good. Salty and manly.

Faith giggled. He moaned. She stilled. Flicking out her tongue, she licked him, sucking lightly. He grew, filling her mouth. Unable to resist, Faith bobbed down, taking as much of him as she could. Her fingers slid into action, one hand caressing his large sac and the other grasping him at the root, holding him up for her pleasure.


From me to you!

I’m trying to figure out Amazon. I know, I know, good luck there! Because I’m trying to figure out how to put my books on sale for my birthday!

I’ll be double nickels this year. HOW DID I GET SO OLD? So I’m looking to share my landmark, lol. I still have a bit of time to figure it out. I’ll be 55 on 11. (Remember the slogan, Stay Alive Drive 55?) Way past my golden birthday! Tomorrow will be the final check of Willow’s Cry. When that is done, I’ll have to do the blurb and finish the cover. I’m trying to do that myself. It might not work, so we’ll see!

Today I’m working the AMVETS Spaghetti dinner. It is our largest fundraiser. I always enjoy helping out, knowing most of our proceeds go towards assisting veterans and active duty military. I am a Veteran and always appreciated the help and knowledge of those that have gone before me.

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Here’s a picture from one of my shipmates! I’m on the right hand side with the blonde hair and big 80’s glasses, lol.

FrOm Me tO yOu! Just a tidbit while I’m editing…

I’m editing today! I’m trying to come to a comfortable solution to writing with the increase in our household. I know, they’ve been here since late March but it takes me time! The girls are both down here with me, so I’m going to see if I can accomplish any editing with them down here.

Wish me luck!

So here is a tidbit. And good heavens if you see an error let me know!

Happy Saturday!

The phone rang, loud and obnoxious in the quiet night. God, he hoped there wasn’t another emergency. Alex stomped in, slamming the door open, tired in every inch of his body. He didn’t even flinch at the loud bang. With his luck he’d be going back out again. The storm that passed through downed trees and stranded campers. He spent the last couple of days searching for hikers lost in the storm.


“Good job finding the hikers.”

Before he could take a much needed rest, he needed to file his paperwork. He didn’t need accolades. Grunting rather than replying, he placed the phone on speaker.

“You could at least say thank you.”

“What’d you need?” On the best of days he didn’t like people. Placing his hat onto the table and tossing his coat over the coatrack Alex kicked the chair back from the desk and settled down, wriggling to find comfort in the hard seat. Jordan never called without a reason.

“Just wanted to complement you.”

“Fine, consider it done.” Hanging up the phone before Jordan say another word, Alex reached over and turned his computer on. Despite the cost, he bought a program for his computer to easily help with his reports. Booting up the program, Alex began to speak and it typed. Thank God. Sometimes his fingers seemed larger than the keyboard.

Alex leaned over, untying his boots. His voice echoing through the empty room. The laces unforgiving, tight with rain and mud. The heat in the room began to sink into his cold tired bones. With the laces loose enough, he pulled them off, spreading his toes in relief. With the heater going, the smell from the wet leather of his boots and the stink of his feet began to fill the room.

So, just a picture to let you know what I’d rather be doing, lol. No, we don’t get up to any trouble at book conventions! 😉

Mother Nature, lol MBLU