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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

Excerpt:

Ari pulled Hope against him.

Hope gasped at the feel of his body against hers.

He ran a hand down, from her hips to her bottom, sliding a hand over her curves. His large hand cupped her cheek and his fingers slid, touching her heat. His calloused fingers were right there, coated with the moisture he drew from her.

Hope cried out while Ari teased her with the tip of his finger.

“Oh.” Hope moaned. “You shouldn’t. You should stop.”

Hope drowned in the sensation. She tilted her hips, unconsciously asking for more.

Ari slid a finger in, stroking her softly. The glide of his finger, rough and calloused, called more moisture from her. Her pussy tightened on his finger, swollen and slick. Her womb clenching in desire. Hope’s nipples tightened into hard buds, but all her concentration was on the sensation Ari drew from her.

Ari shifted, positioning Hope against his shaft, rubbing against the bundle of nerves she didn’t know she had. She strained toward him, moisture coating his shaft from her cunt. His finger seated inside her sent her spiraling.

Hope cried out, the sensations bursting inside of her.

“Oh!” Her head fell against his chest.

Ari slowly withdrew his hand from her body.

Hope shuddered. “What did you do to me?”

Ari held her tight; his turgid erection throbbed against her.

Hope wrapped her arms around his waist, content to stand in his arms feeling bewildered yet sated.

“Are you okay?” Ari whispered above her.

Hope nodded her head. Ari was warm against her, contrasting with the cold of the water. Shifting, Hope realized her leg was beginning to throb. “My leg is starting to hurt. I think I need to sit down.”

Ari swung Hope up into his arms and strode out of the water. They neared the fire only to see Crag lying to one side, a snore rising from him.

“I forgot about your brother. You don’t think he saw, do you?” Hope buried her head in Ari’s neck. “You can’t do that again.”

Ari’s arms tightened around her.

“Ari, when are you going to take me home?”

Ari settled down on top of a rock, still holding Hope. “Not tonight.” He attempted to pull Hope’s shirt off.

Hope fought to keep it on.

He frowned. “It’s wet. You can’t sleep in it.”

“I can’t sleep naked next to you.” She glanced at Crag. “Not with the two of you here.”

“Well, you can’t sleep with it wet either.” They were playing tug of war with her shirt, but Hope was determined to keep it on. “Fine, how about I let you wear my shirt. Will that work?”

“Yes.”

“Rest here, let me go get it.”

Hope stood gingerly, resting her weight against the rock. She watched Ari reach in his rucksack and pull out a shirt. Her insides tightened. He was a magnificent sight, thick hard muscles, round butt. There wasn’t anything Hope didn’t admire about his body. Warmth pooled low in her abdomen and moisture gathered between her legs while she watched him. His balls hung low and heavy between his legs, just a glimpse when he leaned over. She’d heard her sisters talk, but hadn’t had any interest in men until Ari.

He stood up and turned around smiling at her.

Hope whimpered.

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Stealing Hope now available for preorder at iBooks, B&N, Kobo & Amazon!

I like to sleep in a bit on Saturdays if I can, so this is a bit later! I have to work from 10-7 at our AMVETS spaghetti feed today, so lazed until I had to get up to get ready.

I finally have Stealing Hope going up at other distributors! Available this week for preorder, it goes live this Saturday-for my birthday!

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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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CHAPTER ONE

 

Ari stirred, sniffing the air. It was different again, cleaner. He wondered how many years had passed since his last awakening. He set his head back on his hatch mate’s back. Raising his head up again, Ari glanced around, his golden eyes whirling with color. He no longer had a desire to sleep.

Ari stood, sniffing and stretching. Looking around, he noticed some of his hatch mates also rising.

“It smells different.” Juevatorj rumbled. Her eyes were whirling, sparkling in the darkness of the cave. “It is clean.”

Ari sniffed the air again and rumbled in agreement. Crag stretched his wingspan to full-length. All around wings were stretched and tested. Air moved quickly with a half a dozen of them waking up to the world again.

“Not everyone is waking up.” Ari peered at the ones still curled up together. They blinked at those of them moving around and closed their eyes, not yet interested in the outside world.

Juevatorj bumped heads with Ari. “That’s okay.”

“Yes, that is okay.” A deeper baritone wound through the cave. All of those awake turned their heads toward the sound. “Come my little ones. I will explain.”

Ari, Juevatorj, Crag, Belisa, Hark and Rog lumbered off after the sound of the voice coming from a tunnel that wandered through the cave. At one point they had to swim through the lava. Warmth wrapped around them and they played until they were sharply called to follow. The second voice was a lighter tenor, firm and insistent; one they knew better than to disobey. At once, they ceased their games and continued the circuitous path, sniffing at the gold and silver, and collecting bits of colored gems they dug out of the walls.

Ari was the first to stumble out. Rearing back, he was shoved from behind, pushed into the light. His eyes whirled in the too-bright sun. He rolled forward, his momentum stopped by a rock. He and his hatch mates chirped in distress, the sudden light harsh against eyes that had spent centuries in darkness, relieved only by the glow of lava.

They all came to rest outside. Deep trilling came from their throats. Their sire and dam hummed at their less than graceful exit.

“Juevatorj, come out of the cave.” Their sire spoke and Juevatorj crept out, belly against the ground and head tucked low. “Do not be afraid.”  They had learned to trust that voice since before even hatching.

“Use your first lids, protect your eyes.” Their dam spoke.

Ari and his siblings rumbled happily. Her voice was one of their first memories in the egg. Their sire and dam spoke often to them, comforting them in the shell. Letting them know how wonderful they were, how beautiful and strong. They greeted them upon each awakening.

Ari blinked and opened his eyes again.  He discovered that the light was now diffused. He trilled in triumph, arching back and spreading his wings in joy.

His siblings learned to control the brightness, too. They bugled forth their joy. So much had been forgotten during their hibernation that they would have to relearn.

“Very good, my little ones.” His sire had a look of contentment on his face. “We can once again join in the world. We have been sleeping a very long time.”

“It is time to explore your new world.” His dam joined in. “We have watched over you while you’ve grown, and kept an eye on the world.”

“We can safely let you go. You need to explore. You need to learn the world around you again.” His sire nodded while he spoke. “The world has been purified. But there are rules you need to follow. You cannot be caught. It would endanger us all. If you want to see the humans, to meet them, you need to make sure you change first. We do not know if man has changed enough to accept us. You are the first group that has awakened. Remember to take supplies you might need to blend in.”

Ari and his siblings looked at each other and nodded. On occasion, he and Crag had snuck out and gone closer to the surface, curious. But in the past few centuries nothing had called to them, nothing more exciting than the lure of gold to add to their stashes, or digging raw gems from the earth. Now Ari’s senses tugged with an insistent pull towards the north.

Crag snuck similar peeks in that direction. They would explore together once more, like they had done as hatchlings.

“You all feel a pull.” They nodded at their dam’s words. “This happens when your mate is born. Follow the direction to where your heart pulls you. They might have years to go to be ready for you, so acquaint yourselves with the world around you.” She proudly gazed at them.

“Be cautious. Be careful. Your mates will need you to be strong and brave in this world. You must fit in to survive.” They nodded, taking his words to heart. Their sire cast a look, the look in Ari and Crag’s direction. “You two. Behave.”

Their dam shook her head, amused exasperation in her eyes.

Ari and Crag’s eyes whirled in amusement.

“Now, you need to explore. Fly over the area, look around. Have a meal, but avoid any humans you see.” Their dam instructed them.

“You do not need to change today. Feed and build your strength and stamina up. Your change will be strong and easy when you are in peak condition.”

“Sire, will they be dragons? Our mates?” Juevatorj asked.

He shrugged. “Maybe. It matters not. Once you mate, they will be.”

Juevatorj ducked her head. Belisa came and wound her neck with Juevatorj.

Crag came up and butted Ari in the head. Common playmates, Crag and Ari had been in plenty of mischief together. Hark and Rog would occasionally join in and the four of them had been kicked out of many places when they were just hatchings due to their rambunctious behavior.

Of all the siblings in the nest, the six of them were the closest. They had been the first half dozen to hatch by days, dragon nests sometimes taking a month to hatch them all. The first week together had bonded them. Though the girls were sometimes easy prey to prank, when they got mad, the boys ran for cover to their dam’s amusement. And so it had gone for years.

Some awakenings, they had explored the outside world but it had been many years. They were not proficient at changing, but well enough if they did it in private. None of them wanted to change in front of the humans. Chances were they would be killed if that happened. Those were the old stories and no one wanted to be the first to test it.

“Come on, Ari.” Crag nodded to the north. “Let’s go take a look around.”

Ari peered at the others. His sire and dam were sitting, tails entwined and watching over them all. Rog and Hark were conferring in whispers to the side.

“All right.” Ari nodded at Crag. “Rog, Hark, did you want to come with?” They looked over at them, faces alight with mischief.

“No.” They both shook their heads. “We are going to explore this side of the mountain.”

Belisa cocked her head at them. She didn’t look like she believed them either. Shrugging it off, knowing they would do what they would do, Ari turned to Crag. With a grin and a run, Ari dove off the mountain, wings spreading to catch the air and cushion his flight. With a roar, Crag followed behind.

They leisurely viewed the world around them. Flying, diving and circling each other and remembering the joy of their many flights, Ari and Crag conversed.

“What do you think they are up to?” Crag circled, diving lower to check out the ground below.

“Who knows?” Ari flew lower. “Look.” He grinned at Crag. “Ready for a meal?”

They flew down, diving in a steep arc. Below were cattle, nice and plump, just the way they liked them. Before they could catch them, Rog and Hark dove out of nowhere, landing on their backs, tumbling the four of them to the ground. The cattle ran for cover, scattering far and wide. The huffs and snickers from Rog and Hark proved that they were amused at getting the drop on Crag and Ari.

Crag stood, flinging Hark from his back, to the further amusement of Rog. He laughed so hard he rolled from Ari’s back without Ari even trying to dislodge him. Ari shook his head.

“I knew you two were up to something. Have you nothing better to do?” Crag sounded disgusted. Rog and Hark grinned and shook their heads.

“No.”

Crag rumbled in aggravation at Hark’s response.

“I thought you were checking out the side of the mountain.” Crag griped. “Why are you bothering us?”

Rog laughed.

“Didn’t think we needed a reason to.” Rog laughed at Crag. “Come on, you knew something was up. We saw the way you looked at us.”

Crag growled.

“Um, I’m hungry and the way the cattle ran when we fell,” Ari eyeballed Rog and Hark, “We’ll have to work for a meal now.” From the snickers Ari knew they didn’t care. He thought it was kind of funny himself. Crag was just upset because he didn’t like anyone getting the jump on him.

Rog and Hark laughed and jumped up, pumping their wings to fly away. “Don’t worry, we’re not hungry. We snagged some goats on our way down.”

Crag was grumbling and Ari didn’t feel like spending the day with his attitude.

“Crag, mellow out or I’ll leave your cranky tail behind.” He jumped up and with a mighty pump, caught air under his wings and glided after a few of the cattle that had settled down. “Come on, let’s eat and explore.”

“Wait for me.” Crag leaped into the air, his wings gave a mighty swoosh and he followed on Ari’s tail.

Ari flew higher, the air currents assisting his glide. He circled the cattle, looking for a tasty specimen. Off to the edge, there were two cattle grazing on the side of the field. He looked back at Crag who nodded. Circling tightly, they dove sharply down, picking up the unsuspecting cattle in their claws and flying away to the mountain.

They circled and landed with their prey in a spot that they had visited often when younger. The trees were bigger, but the rocks, lake and soft ground were still comfortable and big enough for them to relax in comfort. They demolished the cattle and digested them.

Ari burped. A long, drawn-out, satisfied affair.

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Rise of the Dragons

 

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Okay, what do you think of this cover? Is the picture of the man and woman too subtle? I’ve been working on it and this is one I like the best so far. Rise of the Dragons is in edits. Suggestions have been made and I’m expanding it. NOT into full length! It will still be a short story, but larger than I had it come out in serial. So, soon!

So, would the cover draw you in? Or not? What do you like or don’t like about it?