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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!

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=frankie+love+the+mountain+man%27s+babies 

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.

 

 

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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.

Purchase Links:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYDCQEG/

Universal Amazon http://mybook.to/StealingHopeDFH

Universal ebook books2read.com/Stealing-Hope

Dragons are here! A Dragon’s Treasure is live!

A dragon’s most desired treasure is his mate, but what if she didn’t want to be?

A Dragon’s Treasure

Kai has been hunting for his mate for a very long time. Drawn to a singular place on earth, filled with treasures, he still seeks the greatest treasure of them all. His mate.

Fleeing danger, Connie runs into the arms of destiny, but she has plans already, and a Dragon mate is not on the agenda.

Kai has waited centuries for Connie, and he will claim his mate. Patience may not be a Dragon’s virtue, but he always gets his treasure.

Sparks fly in this humorous erotic tale of mating and mayhem.

 

Excerpt:

“What is up with the sniffing?” She sounded aggravated.

“What do you mean?”

“You sniffed me, Lou sniffed me, and the doc sniffed me. I took a shower! So, what the heck is going on?”

Kai grinned, a laugh rumbling out of his chest. Eyes spitting fire at him, Connie shoved at him to push him away. He didn’t budge. Kai grabbed her hands, one large hand pinning them down against the car and leaned down to kiss her. He took his time, tracing her soft lips with his tongue before plunging his inside to taste her sweetness. Her flavor burst on his tongue.

Connie struggled at first, and then tilted her head, opening her mouth to further exploration. He deepened the kiss, the softness of her mouth addicting.

Kai released her hands and pulled Connie up against him. Her arms slipped around his neck pulling him down as he pulled her up. Kai ran his hands up and down her back, pulling her legs around his waist. He rumbled. The feel of her curvy body against him drove him crazy. He moved, the denim constricting his erection. His dragon surfaced, wanting to claim her. He pulled her tighter against him, nestling his cock between the warmth he could feel emanating from between her legs. Kai rubbed against her, seeking relief. He wanted nothing more than to burst free and enter that sanctuary his denim denied him.

 

The price is still at the sale price of .99 until the retailers finish adjusting, so go forth and grab!

Now Available:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZPYWGH/

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dragons-Treasure-Beverly-Ovalle-ebook/dp/B071ZPYWGH/

Universal link http://www.books2read.com/ADragonsTreasure

Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-dragons-treasure-beverly-ovalle/1126465379

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-dragon-s-treasure

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1243551469

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35342283-a-dragon-s-treasure

Scribd https://www.scribd.com/book/350072782

Angus & Robertson http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/a-dragons-treasure-beverly-ovalle/p/9780996797368

Indigo https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-dragons-treasure/9780996797368-item.html?ref=isbn-search

Updates!

Stealing Hope CoverWell, first action, Stealing Hope will be coming down by tomorrow. If you haven’t read it, don’t worry, it will be going back up. My rights are reverting back to me and it is supposed to be off retailers (Zon and publishers) effective tomorrow. At that point only the paperback will be available.

After that it will be going up however on all retailers, not just Amazon. It will just take me a little bit to get the errors corrected. (I found a couple of typos!) Then it will be going up again. Give me a month or just a bit less. I want to make sure none of my royalties go to my previous publisher.

It will also be available for $2.99 in ebook when it goes back up. And yes, that will be permanent. So that’s another good thing!

Now, I’m behind on my edits for A Dragon’s Treasure so February is not looking good! But it is coming. I don’t have a cover yet and I still need to send it to an editor. (I’m still self editing before I send it out!) That all takes time. Since I have a day job that has me working 8 -10 hours a day, writing isn’t as easy as you’d think. Neither is coordinating it all!

So, here’s the anticipated lineup for the year:

Stealing Hope

A Dragon’s Treasure (stand alone)

Finding Faith (since the dragon’s fated heart series is back in my control! yay!)

Her Savior in Camouflage (but I have to change the name! I never spell camouflage right. Thank goodness for spell checker!) the Santiago’s book 3

The first book in the Windy City Dragon’s series (Juneish – We still don’t have a title! Tamara Hoffa and I are writing this)

Willow’s Cry

Whew! Let’s hope I can keep to that schedule! I’m also looking at maybe a short or two. I run on tangents and when I can’t seem to find the right words on one story, I turn to another. Plus, I’m fond on my shorts! I like something I can read during lunch. I sure hope you do to!

In the mean time, feel free to catch up with my other books!

You can find all of them here from my Amazon author page:

https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Ovalle/e/B00BOGT8MU/

But my books are also all available on iBook, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Scribd and 24 Symbols.

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All ready breaking my New Year’s Resolution!

20170106_213331I only managed to write for 2 days this week. The picture is hard to see, but I bruised my shoulder and elbow. It’s an icky green from the elbow bone and going to my wrist! I was crossing a street at night, on a hill and hit a patch of ice. Landed on my right shoulder, elbow and hip. Wrenched my back and my neck.

Soooo… I can only type for short periods of time without my arm aching. I about scream if I hit my elbow. It sure puts a kink in my writing! I’ve been editing A Dragon’s Treasure and I can’t really use my dragon (a talk to text program) for that. Since my resolution was to write at least 3 days a week, I obviously can’t get much done!

Nothing was broken, but bruised all to heck!

Here’s a peek at the beginning of A Dragon’s Treasure. I can’t guarantee that it won’t change! I changed it a half a dozen times so far! So, here is the current version:

Kai was so tired. A dragon’s most desired treasure was his mate. Kai shifted, stirring the treasures he’d collected around him. He was still waiting for his. The musical tinkle of the shifting coins beneath him echoing throughout the chamber. He sighed. Just a hint of smoke came with it.

Long before the settles arrived here, Kai had established his lair in the rich and verdant land that called to his soul. Rich in coal and gold, it had called to his dragon, enticing him. Kai rumbled, his gut churning. He shot out flames, relieving the ache in his stomach. They licked the walls, adding to the shine. His flame over the centuries had formed the walls surrounding his hoard into diamonds. It didn’t stop the longing in his soul.

Kai scratched at the gold beneath him, his claws digging in. Tension filled him. Normally burrowing into his gold helped. Today? Not so much.

Kai had been alone for longer than he cared to think about. Too long. He needed a mate. He ached to find her, love her. He knew she would come here. He didn’t know how or why, but Kai was sure of this. He’d travelled extensively, but what dragon hasn’t? It used to be move on or be killed. Those days were long past once shifters started coming out.

Dragons were eyed warily when they finally stepped out of the realms of legend. The last group of shifters to make themselves known to man. Too many shifters had been exterminated when they disclosed their existence. Dragons had lived too long to not be wary of man. Unlike most shifters, rumors of dragons had existed since man began to walk. Little did they realize Dragons walked among them.

Kai’s heart ached. He’d lost his parents more than two centuries past. Superstition and hate were a powerful motive. Bounties on the lives of dragons, sent fool hardy hunters after them. His mother had been caught unaware, pierced through the heart by a crossbow.

His father had gone berserk. His revenge against the hunters bloody. Kai burrowed deeper into his pile, anger gripping him. His father had been paraded around the village, head hacked from his body and displayed on a pike. He breathed deep, releasing a stream of steam that rose from between the coins. He ground his teeth, remembering.

He missed them.

Kai and his siblings had eradicated the village. He rumbled, eyes gleaming. The satisfaction of seeing his parent’s murderers plead for mercy was a balm to his soul. The blood had flowed, their bodies torn apart. Kai swallowed, the metallic taste of their blood one he wouldn’t forget. The repercussions had torn the siblings apart. Forced to flee and separate to save themselves, Kai had rarely seen them since.

 

A Saint’s Salvation

ASaintsSalvation_fullresA Saint’s Salvation

the Santiago’s book 1

Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.

Petty Officer Angelina Jones’ life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. She can’t believe that anyone would want her the way she is now. Digging up her courage, Angelina moves forward hoping against hope that she can live a full life again.

Crossing paths again brings their emotions to a full boil. A coincidence that will have them both reaching for their dreams.

 

Excerpt

She heard the radio crackle as she entered. It was never silent. Sick bay kept it going just in case they were needed. There wasn’t always a Marine around to send to run to get a corpsman in case of a serious injury. The sound of gunshots echoed as a Marine screamed into the open channel.

“Fuck! Medic! Man down!”

Ignoring Schuster, Angel cursed and ran past the Marines in the waiting room, grabbing her bag as she headed out following the unnecessary directions where help was needed. She just followed the gunshots as she headed outside followed by the contents of sick bay as the Marine’s in there shouldered their ever present rifles and followed. Injured or not, they didn’t back down from a fight. Especially if one of their own was hurt. Angel knew there would be no mercy from them.

Breathing heavy and swearing she’d start working out more, Angel slid to the corner of a building nearest the fire fight. Enemy fire had the Marines pinned down and she could see one wounded Marine with another trying to stop the bleeding. The Marines that had followed her gestured, moving into position to lay cover fire so she could reach their fallen comrade.

Her blood thrummed, pounding in her ears as her eyes darted looking for the safest way to make her way forward. Taking a deep breath Angel darted, using what cover she could, zigzagging her way to the Marine that needed her.

Sliding in next to the wounded Marine she pushed her way in, her bag already open and ready. She shuddered as a zap of electricity raced from her hands to her heart.

“Help me roll this on until we can get him out of here.”

Without looking she knew the Marine trying to staunch the blood. Santiago. Saint as he was known by his fellow Marines. Ignoring the pounding of her heart she got to work trying to save Perez as Santiago assisted as best he could.

“Cover! Grenade incoming!”

Angel didn’t have time to respond before her breath was forced from her, flattened by Santiago who was heavier than she expected. God damned Santiago had shoved her forward onto Perez. She only hoped she hadn’t hurt him worse and then her world exploded.

White-hot pain seared through her. Angel’s heart seized, her breath caught in her lungs. A burning sensation tore across her body. She forgot about Perez and Santiago, her world narrowed to the screaming nerve endings in her body. Gulping in air, the high-pitched screaming stopped and she realized it was coming from her. Angel looked up into the regretful eyes of Santiago.

“Saint.” The whisper escaped her lips. Overcome, the pain indescribable, Angel grasped his arm and darkness over took her.

 

Available

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Saints-Salvation-1-Santiagos/dp/0996797335/

http://www.amazon.com/Saints-Salvation-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01CXNWWW0/

https://www.amazon.de/Saints-Salvation-Santiagos-Book-English-ebook/dp/B01CXNWWW

https://www.amazon.fr/Saints-Salvation-Beverly-Ovalle/dp/0996797335/

http://www.amazon.ca/Saints-Salvation-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01CXNWWW0/

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-saint-s-salvation-2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-saints-salvation-beverly-ovalle/1118637570

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1093363669

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/304510024

24Symbols https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1195333

Inktera http://www.inktera.com/store/title/842a4b52-3e99-4107-8fcf-91b8b08188e3

 

Bio

Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a _mg_amazon-authorstory to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.

Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real life dragons. She’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event SHTF.

An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share. She hopes you enjoy her tales as much as she loves writing them.

A Navy Veteran, Beverly has traveled around the world and the United States enabling her to bring her settings to life, meeting and marrying her husband of twenty five years along the way for her own romance. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.

 

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