A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Bestial Cravings is climbing in the 'Best Sellers' list at The Wild Rose Press' over all list. It is #1, as well, on both the Paranormal Best Sellers and the Black Rose List!

Wow! I am excited. You think?

I'd like to thank Catherine Bybee for having me over at her blog on Friday to unveil the release formally, and also Donna Sundblad who also hosted a promo for my new release over at The Book Hookup.

Thank you both:)

Other announcements.

Still working on getting Black Rose Line editor, Eilidh Mackenzie on board to give us a lesson on Scottish research--Do and Don't/Trues and Falses--Accuracy in Scottish history.

Also, Donna Sundblad, Fantasy Writer and craft non-fiction guru will be visiting talking about building your settings to read believable.

I have signed on for another multi-author booksigning in August, which I am very excited about, hosted by Mary Ricksen, author of Tripping Through Time. Will keep you informed as to where, when, and who:)

Gained some new favorite haunts this week. I've recently been invited to join the ladies at The Pink Fuzzy Slippers and discovered Roni Adams' new blog. Check them out.

Have a wonderful weekend:)

signing off for now...


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Release day has come and gone...

Believe it or not I spent the entire day yesterday down with a migraine. Never made it out of the darkened bedroom until midnight last night and finally was able to keep some soup down. Ugh!

Ah well...

Such is life. So much for enjoying the release of my new project, LOL Though a day late and a dollar short is not anything new *grin* I was thrilled to see Bestial Cravings up and available and that there seems to be some activity on it as far as purchase power. It was #2 on the Paranormal Best Sellers list this morning and #1 on Black Rose's list. Good news, I think.

Anyway, its off to the day job today since I missed yesterday. I thought I should put in an appearance though I'd love to sit here in front of this computer and put some diligent hours into working on book II of the Roma Wolf Tales.

Talk later!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bestial Cravings will release in THREE MORE DAYS!

Happy Memorial Day! Don't forget to remember our men and women who make our freedom possible. God Bless America!

Happy Memorial Day from

Good morning! I do hope you are sitting back have a wonderful start to your summer season. Tossing some burgers and dogs on the grill. Spending time with family and friends and, by George, I hope your weather is cooperating and maybe a dip in the pool, nearby lake or ocean is in order.

Me, I'm excited about my third Wild Rose Press release, Bestial Cravings.

Bestial Cravings is a companion short contained within the Roma Wolf Tales Series. Bestial Cravings is a stand alone story which was designed to introduce new characters into the mix for the upcoming sequel to Curse of the Marhime also available at The Wild Rose Press.

Vesta Johns has everything going for her—except her health. Desperate to find the answers to her lethargy and her insatiable desire for raw meat and sex, she seeks out the help of her doctor, but Dr. Cohen can give her no answers.
Or can she?
Torrence Simiene is a medical consultant with a unique specialization. As an alpha werewolf, it’s been his job to aid Dr. Cohen’s distinctive patients through their transition from human to shifter, for years. This time, however, it’s different. Vesta arouses his primal lust, and he’s having a hard time keeping her at a distance.
Will the doctor’s plan of care offer the ultimate cure for Tor and Vesta’s bestial cravings, or further drive them apart?

I'm currently working on Book II of the Roma Wolf Tales Series. If you haven't already, please check out Curse of the Marhime, Roma Wolf Tales, Book I, where it all began.

For more information about these and other available books, contests, etc., please visit my website at www.romawolftales.com.

Well I'm off to celebrate the holiday weekend with lots of sunshine, hopefully. May yours be safe and chock full of fun.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A mind cleansing weekend...

and new projects and research on the horizon.
Dropped everything this weekend and took to the road with my sister-in-law and my furry daughter-Girls Gone Wild our theme:) A.) I needed a break and B.) I wanted to further aclimate Bea to traveling. The weekend was a success in more ways than one.

We settled in on Friday morning and lounged about just enjoying the beautiful weather and peaceful quiet. No family issues, husband catastrophes, ringing phones, pressure to get on the laptop and write or deal with email. And best of all no day job worries--you get the picture. Bea settled in like she'd been there all her life. She found the loveseat, stretched out and well...She knows how to let go and simply relax *grin*

Sis and I had quiet conversation, went to the grocery store for salad fixings and after a whopping bill of $75 of which we saved $25, came home with fixings for a nice healthy foodfest for the weekend. We traveled to the beach on Saturday, Bea in tow, and once again, Bea greeted each new experience like she'd done it all her life. We shopped in thrift and consignment shops and spent quiet evenings--Sis watching TV, me reading or working small amounts of time on my laptop. But the best part or our retreat were the ideas that slid into our relaxed mindsets.

Which brings me to another subject I'd like talk about today. The art of research. Research is a very important part of writing any story. When I was in the writing phases of Curse of the Marhime, I spent hours researching Romania, history, geographical information, peoples, climate, etc. Research is fun. I love history and learning new things so its not the tedious process that many may think it is. I have a folder three or more inches thick with information stowed within down to common phrase and actual tourbook info on the country. Over the years, I have met people directly from Romania and who have migrated to the USA who are more than happy to guide me in my desire to get facts right. Also, I was lucky enough to have a wonderful writing peer and friend, David Hayes, (author, The Bratwurst Kidnapping) who spent many years working in Romania. He shared so much with me about the daily living experience there. Believe it or not, I actually have a contact in Romania.

On to my point of research.

I am in the process of planning the next book of the Roma Wolf Tales series, untitled as yet but ideas are fresh and plentiful. As many of you know, I have a companion short releasing the end of this month(May 27th) called Bestial Cravings at the Wild Rose Press. This story introduces two new characters and book two will encompass new adventures for Pita, Niko, and Tomas.

If you've read Curse to the Marhime than you know I delved into palm reading and tealeaves. Again, much research went into that. I am now practicing the art of Tarot. So once again, I've locked down to intensive research: got my Tarot card deck and manual to study and understand the cards. I hope to have a reading day on this blog to try out my newfound gift. Wouldn't that be great fun? All you would have to do is post a question and I can do a reading based on your quesiton.

Tarot has a wonderfully colorful history. It is what you and your reader interpret. It isn't going to solve the world problems but it has been proven to work. Once again, the fruits of research can open so many doors to our information hungry minds. I've always been on my Pagan side since a very young girl. I delved and researched many aspects of the arts of witchcraft, seances, Paganism beliefs, palm, tealeaf, and Tarot reading, etc. I find the earlier interest makes further research so much easier. Anyway, I'm off to it.

Hope you all have a wonderful day. Keep an open mind and think of a question when I delve into public reads, LOL