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I’m drowning!

My room is finished.

The move is finished. My daughter and granddaughter are now at home with us. I’m tip toeing around a sea of boxes and baby toys. Today, I experienced getting ready for work while getting a toddler ready to go. It’s been a long time since I had to do that. I could have gone a lifetime without experiencing it again!

I’m soooo glad she’s a cheerful little critter when she wakes up!

I actually managed to get some laundry done. I was so excited. LOL, pretty sad, isn’t it? With our lives up in the air, no routines have been established. I’m trying to find a place that I can write again. I’m currently in an odd and uncomfortable position while writing my post. No way can I finish a book like this!

My computer is practically upside down. I think I’m going to go on the hunt for a desk again. It just has to be small enough to not crowd out the room, but large enough to have my laptop and room for my coffee and notes.

I’d like to get an old cast iron sewing machine bottom and build my own. Maybe I watch too much Flea Market Flip! But since I love to sew, that would combine two of my favorite things! Isn’t this gorgeous? I’d do it with just a bit bigger top so I could add a file cabinet on one side and some type of drawers for all my pens and papers that I jot notes on.

Tomorrow I’ll try a new spot to write in. I have to hide my computer from my granddaughter. Anything that is Grandma’s she thinks is hers! She’s already taken over my Kindle to watch Sesame Street on. In the meantime I’m on a hunt for an old sewing machine.

As always, you can find my books at my Amazon author page!

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

 

 

 

It’s done!

It’s finally done! Well, we have to put plate covers on two outlets and the light switch, but otherwise we’re finally finished! Here’s a quick picture chronicle. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the before! Though I don’t really want to remember it that way!

This is EVERYTHING primed! I’ve tried to paint raw drywall before and the paint just doesn’t come out even without it, not to mention it will take 3 or more coats to get it to turn out correctly. So one coat of primer is better in the end.

Starting to paint!

This is both colors up.

Now the trim.

You can see that I finally got the closet cleaned out! That was horrible! Especially the weird sticky brown stains in there. I don’t even want to know what the kids got all over the walls. We also painted the inside of the closet. It made a world of difference.

Here are the final pics!

What do you think? I like how it turned it. The room is our smallest. I finally measured it and it is a 13’x13′ room. Not a bad size for the smallest bedroom in the house.

The cast iron bed has been mine since high school. The pink doily on the back is a piece tatted by my great-grandma Esther. Sadly she passed on when I was about 8 months pregnant with my first child, so over 25 years ago. Hard to believe so much time has passed. Anyhow…

The lighter colors and the trim don’t show up quite the same in pictures as they do in real life. The walls are more of a buttery color and the trim a shade darker than white. Here are the color strips.

The main walls are Chai Tea Latte. The accent wall is Honey Haven and the trim is Instant Relief. LOL. I used a Pittsburgh Paint base because it was on sale for $24 a gallon. I have to say, I’m happy with it. I used one full gallon of the Latte, 1/2 a gallon of the Honey and 3/4 of the Instant Relief.

Every color had to have a second coat and that is even after we primed the dry wall. Imagine how many coats I would have had to do if I hadn’t primed! I used 1 1/2 gallons just of the primer. I primed the walls and the trim.

So, you’d think I’d be ready to finish my books, right? Wrong! I’m spending today and tomorrow cleaning out our old room and the other bedroom for my daughter and granddaughter. Blah! They are moving stuff in and will be here for good on Monday when we move the big stuff.

My daughter is working today so I gave my husband the choice to stay home and clean while I babysat or babysit while I cleaned.

He’s babysitting. LOL. Big surprise there!

Don’t forget to enter the hop at the top of the page. I’ll be awarding two prizes. I know a $6 prize seems weird, but since a lot of ebooks are priced at $2.99 you’ll be able to purchase 2!

The second winner will get a choice of one of my ebooks below.

Sunday Sales, but first…

So sorry I’ve been off line for a couple of days! My BFF from high school lost his mom this week. I practically lived at his house for four years. I headed down home to Illinois to attend her wake. It’s a 3 hour drive and I worked and then went down. It wasn’t all sadness. Besides hanging with Etienne, we got together with another pair of friends.

High School sweethearts, Tim and Barb have been married for 32 years, have five children and two grandkids. Don’t figure out the math! Yes, I graduated with them. Yes I’m that old. (I told you to not figure out the math!)

The four of us are all the exact same age. Comes with the territory! The last time I’d seen Etienne, I went to his parents 50th wedding anniversary with him. That was 10 years ago.

NO, I’m not that bad of a friend that we live 3 hours apart and I don’t visit. He lives in Seattle and flew home for his mom’s funeral.

So, here is my goofy friend whom I love to pieces. 

See, doesn’t he look just a little crazy, lol?

And check out my new glasses! The big 80’s styles are coming back! It is so nice to see again! I got 2 new pair. The ones here are a turquoise tortoise shell, and the other pair are an awesome purple!

Then when I got home, I had to finish painting the room I was working on. I’ll show that in all its finished glory next Saturday on my post. Suffice it to say for now that I’ll be finishing the trim up today, cleaning out the closet so I can get that ready and moving stuff in.

YAY! Then cleaning out the rest of the room where the baby will be sleeping and my daughter and granddaughter will be moving in. Now, one more photo before I have the sales posts. This is the four of us together. Messing around at Denny’s just like old times!

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Time doesn’t heal.
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Now that I’m back,
Xavier Scott can’t hurt me again,
Won’t hurt me.
I’ve seen my share of pain,
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Work, Study, eat, and repeat. For the life of a pre-med student Marley has her work cut out for her.

To make matters worse, her professor Houston Dale is one of the hardest teachers around. His sole purpose is to make each student suffer.

When Marley is asked to be his assistant for the semester forbidden sparks will fly between them.

Houston Dale hates teaching Anatomy. With a secret past he won’t let anyone get too close.

But, when his assistant lives across an alleyway and he can see all the naughty things she does in her bedroom at night, Houston can’t contain himself.

Forced to choose between his past and present, will Houston be able to be strong enough to withstand the temptation of his student?

This is a forbidden Professor/Student affair. Get ready as Houston and Marley heat up the pages and your hearts.

 

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After spending three weeks in a coma, Amy Thompson wakes up with no memory of the last two years. She remembers being a college student, but she can’t recall when she graduated, why she traded in her Jimmy Choos for Doc Martens, or how she became estranged from her family. At her side is Adam, her handsome and affectionate boyfriend…but he might as well be a stranger.

The doctors believe that Amy will regain her lost memories, either little by little or all at once. Meanwhile, pieces of her past return to her in her dreams. She sees Adam—or someone who resembles Adam—but this man is still very different from the one who stands before her. Now, Amy must sift through her memories to discover who she was before the coma, who she is now, who she wants to be…and whether Adam is really as trustworthy as he claims.

 

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A falling star, a failing father, and a heap of post-sex embarrassment.
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I’m not daddy material. Anyone who knows me would say the same thing.
I knew nothing about the baby until the girl I had a one-night stand with left it on my doorstep, and now I have no idea what to do.
And suddenly, Kylie’s back in my life.
We haven’t seen each for years, but she says she needs my help.
Turns out I might be more in need of hers.

Kylie
My label, my manager, and even my makeup artist are ready to drop me.
I’ve lost my mojo.
Need to lose weight, write a song, and stop hiding under the baggy clothes and goth makeup.
I panic because singing is all I’ve ever wanted to do.
Mom suggests I go to stay with the one man that I’ve been avoiding for the last three years: my stepbrother, Noah.
Staying on his ranch could be the break that I need.
A falling star, a failing father, and a heap of post-sex embarrassment.
What could possibly go right?

 

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For Addison Beltrand, PR rep for Bold International, Inc. climbing the corporate ladder is all that matters in life. Her hard work is finally rewarded with the promotion she’s worked her ass off to earn—but the gig comes at a price. She leaves in two days for a twelve-week tour with America’s hottest alternative rock band, 69 Bottles.

Talon Carver, lead singer of 69 Bottles, has no problem with women–as long as they’re gone by morning. When Addison shakes up his world, it’s a huge problem—compounded by the fact that Addison’s not the only one he wants.

Kyle Black, manager of 69 Bottles, has a secret. He and Addison are closer than she thinks, but telling her could keep her away. When Talon sets his sights on Addison, Kyle uses his secret to push her into Talon’s arms, only to discover she isn’t the only one he needs.

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Kyle is calm, collected and loves passion.

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ACK!

img_20160416_154323That makes me feel like the cartoon Cathy, lol. I was heading to bed when I realize I was so busy writing, (#amwriting) I forgot my blog post for Saturday morning! So here I am, midnight, writing my post.

The house was quiet when I got home. My hubby had to go to work at 6:00 pm tonight. I get off work at 6:00 pm so we didn’t see each other. It is a rare day anymore that I get to go home to a quiet house. I took advantage of it and wrote! I have 30 pages to go to polish up A Dragon’s Treasure and I’ll be sending it off to an editor.

So, exciting times! I love my dragon books more than the rest, lol. Sad, but true!

On the home front, though, my drywall man cancelled on me! I found another who will be coming out tomorrow for an estimate. He also said he can start on Monday. I have less than 2 weeks before the girls move back home! I just hope it won’t break my pocket book!

suzy-brileighYou can see the fun we’ll have with these two.brileigh1

Bri loves to copy cat, lol. She is happy to make animal sounds and her pig snort cracks us all up. We’re looking forward to it and dreading it all at the same time!

I have no clue how I will find time to write with the little munchkin in the house. I’ll probably have to sneak off somewhere. Or lock myself in a room. But after I had my pituitary tumor removed, I decided that family has to come first!

It always had, but sometimes the time was grudgingly given! You never know how much time you have and I’d like to spend it with the ones I love. (That gave me a bit of a scare!)

Now I just have to get back out to see my son in California. He’s a Marine and loves it, so he isn’t close to home. But that is okay. He has his life to live and we chat on Facebook and text.

nick-suzy-brileigh We did see him this summer for our niece’s wedding. It may be another year before we visit him again. We’ll have to see! But first, I have to get the house done!

Combining two households into one is not going to be fun! Especially when I haven’t been able to take any time off. The only days I’ve had off, I’ve ended up babysitting. Fun but it doesn’t make the house any cleaner!

So on that note, I’m heading to bed! I’m up bright and early tomorrow to clean and get that estimate!

 

Just remember, if you can be a unicorn, be a unicorn! Be yourself and be unique! See, I’m a unicorn, lol.

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Another Saturday already!

I actually managed some writing this week!

Got a little bit of A Dragon’s Treasure done and started a bit of a new manuscript. I’ll see if it goes anywhere. Sometimes I’ll write a bit and table it for the future. Or it will end up in another story all together as I find it fits there.

I have a huge folder like that, lol.

Here’s a bit of A Dragon’s Treasure. Mind you, it is unedited! At least by anyone other than me.

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His dragon wanted her, desired her and was demanding he keep her safe. He knew she would be if she became his.

“Mate me.” A moan was his only reply. His chest swelled at the glow on her body, the satiated look on her face. “Mate me.”

“I can’t, not yet.” Coldness spread from his heart. He withdrew, sliding out of her warmth and the truck. He stood, staring at her. Kai needed to understand why.

“Why not?” A sigh was his answer as Connie sat up, pulling her bra and top down with a curse as she struggled to pull it over her breasts. Kai eyed her, enjoying the pink tipped treats as they disappeared from view.

“I just can’t. I’m waiting.”

“Waiting for what? You are my mate. Why should we wait?” Connie’s nostrils flared as she listened to him. Kai knew the impatience he felt was evident in his voice just by the look on her face.

“Move. Out of my way.” Connie was scrambling to get her bottoms on as she slid across the seat. “I don’t have to explain myself. You don’t own me.” She pushed him aside, grabbing her pants and sliding them on. “When I’m ready I’ll let you know. With that attitude, it will be a good long while.” She snapped her pants, adjusting them around her tiny waist. Even that sounded pissed.

Kai ground his teeth and let her go. He wasn’t sure exactly why she was in a snit. Connie had been a bit secretive lately but that could have something to do with the wedding they were planning. He truly wasn’t pushing as hard as he could be. Kai could just take her and make her his mate without her permission but he didn’t want to be in her bad graces. Kai was pretty sure that would not be a very good idea.

He’d have to let her come to him. Dragon’s just were not patient, especially fire dragons like him. Their passions ran as hot as the flames that ran through them. If he changed her and she was pissed, he wasn’t sure that he would want to face her.

His eyes followed her to the house. Despite everything, Kai could feel the danger closing in. If he didn’t change her before the danger arrived and she was injured or killed, he would never forgive himself. But he couldn’t force the mating on her, Connie had to submit of her own free will.

****

Connie knew she was being unreasonable as her feet hit the steps of the porch with loud stomps. Kai wasn’t asking anything that she wasn’t asking herself. She needed to sit down and talk with him. He just overwhelmed her sometimes.

“Connie, you got mail.” Ellen sounded excited as she handed it to her. Connie looked at the address. It was from UW. Taking a deep breath, Connie opened it and started reading. She looked up at Ellen. “Well? What did it say?”

“Ellen.” Connie looked at her, trying to stay calm. Hell with it she thought. “I got in!” She ran toward Ellen and started jumping up and down as they hugged and laughed. “I got in! Oh, my God! I can’t believe it!”

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I hope you like it! It is coming closer to the end. Then an editor. I just have to have the time! I have a drywaller coming this week to finish up the bedroom I’m working on. Then next week I’ll be able to paint and start moving in. That will entail going through 23 years of junk from my bedroom. *whine* Not to mention the leftovers from my kids in their rooms!

Well, I’m off to babysit the adorable granddaughter! Have a good Saturday! If you’re looking for something to read, check out my author page at Amazon!

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

 

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I would love it if you reviewed my books. Have you read them? Enjoyed them? 

Leave a review! 

Every review gives my books a chance to be seen and read by more people. It doesn’t have to be a lot of words even. Amazon makes you leave at least twenty words. That shouldn’t be too hard. It’s the time it takes though! I know, I know. I don’t always take the time either! 

I don’t want phony reviews. I know not everyone will love my books. I write contemporary and paranormal romance. I don’t expect that someone read something they know they wouldn’t like. (Believe me, people do it ALL THE TIME!) 

I’ve had a few of those! If it’s a genre you read, then take a chance. Leave your honest opinion. 

Where? Any place you purchased it!

You can also leave reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads.

So, since it is such a pain, lol, for the average reader to leave a review, if you do, I have an incentive.

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I had no clue! ~ From Me to You ~ Beverly

Well, I went Indie! I do still have two publishers but I got tired of books not coming out on schedule, editors not answering emails and sales percentages that frankly stink. Don’t get me wrong – I love my publishers. I’m just impatient!

A sales percentage from Amazon for a .99 cent book isn’t a whole lot different than using a publisher. I don’t see any reason why a short story, at least mine should go for more. But I sit in a unique position. One pub went under and all rights were returned AND we were allowed to keep the edits. That was huge as I’m finding out. The cover artist arranged special rates to take the pub’s logo off the covers she had already made and sold them back at a discounted rate.

Since the covers are wonderful and I knew I was going to try to self pub I definitely took advantage!

NOW, my new books are a different story. I’m having to watch every penny going out to make sure I know how much I have to recoup. I hate math. I’m hunting for an accounting program that I can just put the numbers in and let it do it for me. I hear a lot about Quicken from my dad, so maybe that will work.

But I’m cheap! I’d rather spend my money on book covers, editors and swag than boring old accounting stuff.

Have you seen my new cover?

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Awesome isn’t it? Yes, I paid for it. I’ve worked on the story for six months. I’m a bit erratic in my writing habits so don’t imagine I was dripping sweat all day long for those six months! I do have a full time job, babysitting duties as Grandma and a hubby to spend time with.

I had 5 Beta Readers (bless those women!) that helped me clear up stupid mistakes and that pointed out when I changed things I’d already said. D’oh! After I worked on clearing those up, I sent it to an editor. Along with the payment. It’s adding up!

Well, going Indie is a bit more expensive than I realized. I’m determined to do it though. I like control. (pushing my whip and stilettos under the couch-you don’t need to see that) So, cheer me on! Buy my books!

A Sailor’s Delight is coming out in June. So, before that, read the first book in the series, 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.

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

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A Sailor’s Delight

ASailorsDelight_LRGThe Santiago’s book 2

Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.

Isabella was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabella’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.

Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?

Coming June 2016