Whenever I sit down to write, one of three things happen.
I could either be on such a roll, that the words are flowing faster than I can write them!
I could be sitting there struggling, but still getting a few words down.
Or, I could be totally blank and need to go for a walk!
When I sat down to write THE LOST SOUL, I was at a loss. This is one of the few series I've written where it really is best to read them in order. Each book has a stand-alone romance, but the plot thickens and evolves with each new pairing. I know exactly how the series ends (which by the way, it doesn't end! There will be a spin off!). However, something happened in the second book that took the series in a turn I had not expected. Now, I'm a planner/plotter, so I have lots of notes and outlines. I often write out all the turning points long before I write the first sentence. But when THE LOST SOLDIER took an interesting turn, some things needed to change in book 3 and that, for a while, had me scratching me head.
I wrote three false beginnings before I realized that I had to bring Alexis and Hunter into the real world. Once I did that, the story flowed!
I hope you really enjoy this book, and the series. It's been so much fun!
Through January 4, 2019, THE LOST SISTER will be FREE on Amazon.
Through January 8, 2019, THE LOST SOLDIER will be 2.99 on Amazon.
On January 4, 2019 THE LOST SOUL will be released. Pre-order today!
A world renowned black cat detective from Wetumpka teams up with a treasure hunter and a local sheriff to solve a Wedding Caper!
Oh boy, did I have fun writing this book! It’s different from anything I’ve ever done before. It’s a Cozy Mystery with a cat POV. Now, I don’t have a cat. I’ve never had a cat. I’ve had dogs. A few of them, but cats just weren’t my pet of choice. I like cats. They are cut and cuddly and amusing. But writing a cat POV, well that took some doing.
AND, the cat thinks he’s British, sort of.
Trouble, the great cat detective, is the creation of Carolyn Haines and it is an honor to have been given the chance to write in this series with some very talented authors.
I struggled at first to get the voice of this pretentious creature, but once I got into it, I found myself loving this cat! Here is a little taste of Trouble, the great cat detective.
“Are you ready, Trouble?”
My new human mate, Annabel Wilder, scoops me up, mind you a little too eagerly, and scratches the top of my head.
With a sophisticated purr that only the most refined cats can conjure, I let her know that I approve of the delicious scratches. I tilt my head, so she can properly get behind my ears.
“This is going to be the one. I can feel it.”Her excitement over visiting the Public Storage facility piques my natural curiosity. I’ve never heard of anyone purchasing the contents of an abandoned storage unit filled with someone else’s belongings. While I find it highly unlikely that humans in England do such things, I believe that the remarkable Sherlock Holmes would find it an utterly fascinating opportunity to study human nature.
Annabel’s racing heart beats against my body as she glances between the elevator and me. She taps her foot, too, as if that will make the doors open more quickly. At least her touch on my fur is still gentle. I find I rather like this energetic young woman.
I’ve quite enjoyed my stay thus far in Jupiter, Florida. It’s a quiet place, not like other parts of Southern Florida. Once you cross the bridge over the Intracoastal, the sea of cars clogging the roads magically disappear, and the sense of urgency to be in the right place at the right time slips away. My owner, Tammy Lynn, told me I’d have a nice, relaxing, drama-free time with her friend’s niece while Tammy Lynn boarded a yacht for a remote island to examine a few rare books with a dear friend.
I’m rather glad she didn’t take me. I doubt I’d appreciate the boat, surrounded by a salty ocean, no matter how good the fish might be.
The second the doors ding open, Annabel dashes through the modest lobby and races across the parking lot to her bright-red, hardtop Jeep. I’m thankful that, so far, she’s only taken the very back part of the top off. Unlike a dog, I do not like to stick my head out the window with my tongue lolling out.
Such an unrefined species!
You can pre-order your copy of Trouble’s Wedding Caper now!
Wow. Just wow.
I was sitting at my desk when a message came over from Susan Stoker.
Susan: Congrats on the USAT
Me: No fucking way!
Susan: YES FUCKING WAY.
I couldn’t believe it! I still can’t. I keep waiting for someone to tell me it’s not true, that they made a mistake.
But this image says something different!
If you haven’t downloaded your copy, it’s still only .99 cents. Lets keep it on the list!
I'm so excited to share with you the second book in my Out of the Wild, series with in the Brotherhood Protectors, series by Elle James.
The idea for Rough Around the Edges came to me when I spent a week in Nashville during CMAFest. I love country music and always wanted to write about singers and song writers. I loved the Blue Bird Cafe and I thought about how many are chasing the dreams.
And then I thought, what if someone fell into the business out of necessity, but wanted something else out of his life?
Rough Around the Edges is about a young woman's quest to find out killed her father, while finding love in the man who left her broken hearted when he not only left the business, but left her.
Here is the blurb. I hope you enjoy!
Piper Morgan had never wanted fame or fortune, but that had been impossible as the daughter of Calvin Morgan, better known as Cowboy Cal, the mega country singer superstar. Much to her father’s dismay, the shy, reserved Piper chose a career writing song instead of performing them. She couldn’t be happier.
Until someone murders her father and now has their sights set on her, forcing her to seek the help of a man who had broken her young heart.
When Jadon Sawyer left Nashville at the ripe old age of twenty-two and joined the Army, he never looked back. A career on the stage had never been for him, even with a couple of top twenty billboard hits and women dropping at his feet.
But he never forgot the man who had given him his first big break, or the sweet eighteen-year-old girl with the voice of an angel.
Jadon will do whatever it takes to find out killed Cowboy Cal and protect Piper, even if it means dusting off his guitar and putting himself in the line of fire.