Friday, April 17, 2015


NiKoh and I have had quite a week:)  Six blogs in five days, plus begging  asking for votes for my nomination in the LRC Awards...and now getting ready for the 1st ever-EVER!-Midwest Writer's Workshop Convention in Indianapolis, right in my old 'neighborhood', where I lived from 1991-97!  Since I only see this area once a year now, I'm eager to see how the improvements to I-74 have changed intersections/traffic control.  Just hoping some of my favorite restaurants are still there!

Today, I was interviewed on Jamallah Bergman's blog, and she had the audacity to ask me which of my eleven couples I liked best.  I think I flipped a coin-no, I'm kidding.  Go over and see for yourself.

Also, Elodie Parkes let me take over her blog, so we're going back in time to when 12 y/o GiNae is getting ready to leave for the Academy, and 8 y/o OkVei doesn't want her to leave.  We all remember when friends move away....and the first letters exchanged?  I only had room for OkVei's first, but let's hope his spelling improved over the years!

Anyway, have a great weekend and the blog tour will continue again next week, so enjoy your two days w/o seeing my name everywhere, and don't forget to vote!  Tomorrow is the final day, so please get your votes in for all your favorite authors!

This includes Cindy Spencer Papes 'Dragons and Derigibles', up for Best Fantasy.  (I hope I spelled that correctly!!)

Go over to the LRC Chat Loop.

Not sure where to go from there?

Click 'More'

Click 'Poll'

Click on whatever poll you'd like to vote on and then select the book/author:)

Mine's up for Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic.

Voting finishes up tomorrow, and winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Please Welcome Cheyenne Meadows!

Welcome friend and fellow SCP author Cheyenne Meadows:)  I'm looking forward to reading this book!

Alex is desperate. Her cupboards are bare, her bank account empty, and she’s days away from homelessness. Then, her luck changes in the form of a position as a personal assistant to the baddest, scariest Enforcer around—Cannibal. The man cloaked in mystery, who carries a huge sword, and has scowling down to an art. 

Not ready to give up her first job opportunity in months, Alex sucks it up, determined to earn Cannibal’s respect in the process. Hard to do when he threatens to cut off her toes for a snack and she breaks one of his cardinal rules her first day. Yet, she senses something special in Cannibal. 

She can’t ignore the powerful attraction as she finds herself playing the part of his girlfriend for his dragon brethren and standing with him as the only ones capable of destroying an evil wizard determined to end the world.

Deep feelings forged in crisis tend to be fleeting. Alex understands the odds, but knows one thing—Cannibal and her heart are both worth fighting for.  

Yeah, I’m a typical woman with needs, wants, and desires. Cannibal is one sexy hunk. Not a big surprise that he gets my blood flowing.

But, he’s dang scary. Big, quiet, and deadly. Not to mention my boss. I was going to be attached to the ogre’s hip for the next few weeks. Thus, things like kisses, fondling, and touchy-feely moments were off the menu. I have morals. I have control.

And, I have the hots for Cannibal.

I banged my head lightly on the computer desk with a groan.

“That won’t help.”

I sighed. Of course he would return this very instant. I turned my head and peered up at him from my position on the desk. “How do you know?”

He eyed me for a few seconds before a ghost of a grin covered his lips. “I know lots of things.”
Sitting up, I began to squirm. Surely, he didn’t know I had briefly wanted to hop in his saddle and ride him like a racehorse. Nah. Not quite like that. Maybe more like a trail ride. Slow and steady with some bumps along the way.

Argh! No. No. No. Too late. The image was stuck like superglue.

My shoulders slumped in defeat.

He arched an eyebrow. I glared his direction.

The doorbell rang, rescuing me from participating in a conversation that I didn’t even know what the topic was.

Whispering a curse, Cannibal strode to the door. He just flicked the lock and opened it, not bothering to look out the peephole. Guess when you could be considered a deadly weapon all by yourself, there wasn’t much fear of who came knocking.

“Hey, bro. Long time, no see.”

I spun my seat around to check out the visitor. A man, similar in build and height to Cannibal stood at the threshold.

Cannibal slammed the door back shut.

I blinked and hurried over. “Who was that?”

“Wrong house,” Cannibal snarled. He moved to the interior of the room.

The doorbell rang again.

“Aren’t you going to answer that?”


Author Bio and contact info:

Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall, resulting in a quick death in my first writing class in
college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn't any good at it. I shifted gears quickly, and left my writing dreams behind, eventually settling on becoming a nurse.

A few years back, I stumbled across a fan-fiction writing site on a favorite author's webpage. I began to read stories others wrote, not only making some wonderful close friends from the experience, but also, really learning to write for the very first time. Here I was able to share short stories, practice my writing skills, and truly develop into a writer. More than that, the experience allowed me to revitalize my dream, as I rediscovered joy in writing.

Now, I spend my days off with my alpha male characters, quick witted heroines, and see how much trouble everyone can get into. When I'm not working or writing, I enjoy working in the garden, canning, and seeing my backyard as a living canvas for my whimsical landscaping, and, of course, reading romance novels.

Find Cheyenne at the following places:


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Monday, April 13, 2015

#8 Is Here!

"2-4-6-8....who do we appreciate?  NiKoh!  NiKoh!  Neeeeee-Kohhhhh"

*Doing the happy Snoopy dance*  My 6th 'publishing birthday' isn't until May 19th, but it's hard to believe my eighth book is being released today.  This time last year, I was beginning to wonder if I'd even have a release in 2014, and now I'm scratching my head over the fact I'll have a total of four books out in 2015.  Okay, technically only three....but since I still haven't made up my mind as to who's writing Heart Song, due out in October, I'm counting it as mine until further notice!

Also, just a reminder:  Heart's Last Chance has been nominated in the LRC Best Of Awards, for Best Sci-Fi Rom Book of 2015:)  As soon as I receive the link, I'll let you know.  I'd appreciate any votes cast my way, since this is the first time I've ever been nominated.  I'd really like to get 1st Runner Up:)

I began writing NiKoh's story a year ago, while waiting for Brock's story to be accepted.  The story stalled after Ch 4, then little sister KiRah entered my brain and basically shoved her older brother aside so her story could be written first!  Then holidays interfered.....and finally NiKoh began 'talking' to me again after the first of the year, then basically wrote itself over the course of two weeks.  Two weeks!  Then, a friendly suggestion from a new member of my local writer's group helped inject new life into it during the editing process.  Isn't that great when everything finally comes together?

I've got a treat for you this month.  I'm taking NiKoh on a blog tour until the end of the month, so if you'll leave a comment on each one (or at least a select few!) with your contact info and what format you'd like a free book (you know me, I like to award free books at random!), then after the tour is over, one lucky comment will receive a special prize pack:)

Okay, enough stalling.  Here's your first glimpse of NiKoh.  Enjoy!

Still mourning the tragic death of his beautiful mate, could another Chosen one already be waiting for NiKoh SiLah? To avoid what he’s not ready to accept, he throws himself into his work at Planet Security.  

Leaving the Academy behind to follow her dream of working with animals, GiNae SoJae returns home. Preoccupied with work and not ready to take a mate, she’s horrified when her body enters Maturity. GiNae fights the changes occurring within her. But during nightly dreams she cannot control, an unknown man teaches her the secrets of her body. 

Will NiKoh and GiNae succumb to the paths they think have been chosen for them or will they discover the true Chosen life that awaits them?  

'R' Excerpt:
“I cannot do this. I am not ready, NiKoh. Please leave.” BeSai clutched the folds of her yellow robe over her breasts and burst into tears.

NiKoh reached for her, but she pulled away and threw herself on the bed, her sobs ripping at his heart. 

Helpless, he slid his arms into his black tunic and exited his mate’s bedchamber. He paused as BeSai’s nurse appeared in the corridor.

“Again?” She reached for NiKoh’s arm and squeezed it. “Your brother’s Bonding must have been too much for her.”

Anguish welled up in his chest. “I was hoping—it has been months, AnKie. When will she truly be my mate again?” NiKoh heard his voice tremor and break.

AnKie’s silvery face reflected compassion. “We do not know. Let me console her, then we will talk later.” She moved into the room and NiKoh heard her call out to his despondent mate.

He wandered downstairs to the eating area and poured himself a goblet of his favorite fermented beverage. He took the cup into the living area and sank onto a golden brown chair in front of the fireplace, contemplating his life.

It has been three seasons since BeSai lost the child, and OkVae is nearing the completion of his studies. Three seasons—no, four, since BeSai and I last made love. How much longer will it be? OkVei, their only son, was at the military academy, following in his father’s footsteps. Soon he will be ready to find his Chosen, while I wither away in sexual agony. NiKoh’s left hand adjusted the swollen bulge between his legs and willed his body to relax. According to the law, I am perfectly within my rights to seek relief with another, but it has been so long since I even looked at another female in that manner. For the thousandth time, he wished his father were still alive. I do not feel comfortable discussing this with Mother or even one of the Elders. He shook his head and a stray lock of hair tickled his eye. NiKoh released his purple hair from the leather thong and felt the shoulder length mass cascade past his neck. Ever since participating in his brother’s Bond Test, he’d discovered a certain freedom in wearing his hair long. BeSai had taken delight in grooming him and combing his thick locks.

He sighed and flinched when a drop of cold liquid splashed on his bare chest. The need welled up again; NiKoh gave into it, unfastened his slacks, and rubbed his cock. He placed the goblet on a table and closed his eyes, picturing BeSai when they had first mated. Her dark pink hair spread out on the carpet of green grass, silvery breasts tinged with dark blue. The sweetness of her body as it accepted the thrust of his thick cock. Their mingled sighs and cries as they reached toward the pinnacle—

Crash! “Oh!”

The female’s exclamation, which was not his mate’s voice, yanked him back to reality. Stickiness flowed over his fingers and sprayed his chest as he opened his eyes to see the wide look of horror on a young girl’s face.

NiKoh hastily pulled his slacks together and thrust his dripping left hand between his leg and the chair as the kitchen door burst open and his Domestic entered the room.

“GiNae, I told you to stay with me.” She reached the girl, who still gaped at him. “Apologies, NiKoh. She has just returned from her studies and apparently has forgotten her manners.” She pulled the girl back toward the kitchen.

NiKoh found his tongue. “ViShe, would you be so kind as to bring me a towel?”

“Of course.” The older woman pushed her daughter into the other room.

NiKoh fastened his slacks and drained the goblet. ViShe returned with a white towel, then withdrew back to the kitchen.

NiKoh cleaned up his mess as best he could, including the white droplets clinging to his lavender chest hair. Leaving the goblet, he gathered the towel in his hand and ascended the stairs to adjourn to his separate bedchamber for a shower. Normally used as a guest chamber, NiKoh had moved into it as BeSai’s depression worsened. Now it seemed it would be his permanent chamber. He was thrilled BeSai had agreed to accompany him to the Bonding Ceremony, and she had seemed receptive to his gentle kisses during the meal. But once they arrived home and were alone in her chamber, his once loving and gentle wife could not accept his hands on her bare skin and turned him away. Would he ever have a normal sex life with his mate again?

NiKoh's Chosen:  Family Matters is available at the following places:





Tomorrow, I'll be on Molly's blog, so see you tomorrow! 

Question:  What's my usual celebration for Release Day?  Is it:
          A)  Dinner
          B)  Dancing
          C)  Karaoke
          D)  Playing Trivia at BW3's
          E)  All of the above
          F)  A, C, and D.

Not sure?  Then what's YOUR preferred method of celebration?  Today, I WILL give away a free copy of both NiKoh to a lucky commenter:)  And yes, all names go into the hat for the Grand Prize.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

News, News, and More News:)

First of all, I neglected to tell you I've received a definite Release Date for NiKoh:  April 13th, and it's already up for preorder at the following places:


Secondly, NiKoh has received his 1st review!  From Me To You had this to say:
 "I know it deserves the four star rating I’m giving it since the ending pleasantly surprised me!! The twist that I was HOPING for HAPPENED!"  You can see the entire review here. 

Last, and certainly not least, Heart's Last Chance was nominated in the LRC Best Of Awards!  It's up for Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic Book of 2014:)  I'll be sure to let you know when the voting begins:)  I'm really thrilled about this, since it coincides with NiKoh's release date, so maybe there will be some crossover impulse buying????  I can only hope, at least!!

NiKoh's Release Party and Blog Tour kicks off next Monday, so come back and enjoy the fun!