Friday, April 25, 2014

Sharing the Love

Wow, you guys. SEALS of SUMMER is doing so well. The set is sitting pretty at #19 of all Amazon books right now. I am gobsmacked and overflowing with gratitude.

Thank you so much for buying it, telling your friends, and promoting it.
Most of all thank you for supporting my crazy dream.


Please come over to the 24 Hour Facebook Party this Saturday, April 26th where we SOS Ladies will be giving prizes away as a small token of gratitude. FACEBOOK PARTY

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Monday, April 21, 2014

We're Live! Wheeeeeee! Hurry and get yours today.

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Military Super-bundle of TEN novels and novellas by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors.

, An Adventure Girls, Inc. story by USA Today Bestselling author Delilah Devlin: A travel agent visiting friends in the Bahamas is stranded on a desert island with a sexy ex-SEAL after their private pleasure cruise is interrupted by men who mistake her lover for a reclusive billionaire.

SEAL OF MY HEART by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Hamilton: Kate Livingstone's engagement is at risk the instant she sets eyes on the handsome elite warrior sitting next to her on a plane trip to visit her sister. Navy SEAL Tyler Gray had thought he knew what he wanted in life, until he meets Kate and their obvious attraction for each other sparks something deep in his soul. What starts out as innocent letters between friends turns out to be much more. Can someone fall in love deeply just with words and letters exchanged, or is this just a pleasant fantasy that will ruin their lives forever?

SMOKING HOT by National Bestselling Author Anne Marsh: When an ambush kills his teammate, Navy SEAL Tye Callahan vows to spend the summer in Strong, California, fighting fires with the smoke jumper team and looking out for Katie Lawson, his teammate's fiancĂ©e. Now, as the summer heats up, they must decide if the chemistry burning between them might just be their second chance at living their own lives... together.

THE NAVY SEAL's E-MAIL ORDER BRIDE by National Bestselling author Cora Seton: If Mason Hall, Navy SEAL, can't find a wife and get her pregnant--and convince his three brothers to marry, too--before the year is up, he'll have to forfeit the ranch his family has prized for over a hundred years. Who knew one city girl and three wayward brothers could put up such a fight?

FALL OUT by National Bestselling Author Zoe York: Drew Castle is a Navy SEAL with a bad case of indifference. Until Annie Martin shows up on his doorstep, scared out of her mind, and all of a sudden, keeping her safe becomes the most important mission of his life. And this time, he's on his own.

CLOSE QUARTERS by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Roxie Rivera: Getting tangled up in Jamie Pearson's latest hot mess--or her sheets--is the very last thing Navy SEAL Leland Gates needs, but in close quarters like these, there's no denying the white-hot passion blazing between them.

KILLING HONOR by International Bestselling author S.M. Butler: Returning home after a disastrous extended deployment, Navy SEAL Brody Battles struggles with nightmares and government secrets building a wall between him and his wife, Devyn, especially when a security breach compromises his identity. While they're adjusting to being a family again, an old enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.

COMING IN HOT by Award-winning author Kimberley Troutte: For Navy SEAL Mack Riley, rescuing a family in Colombian jungles isn't as hard as seeing the admiral's daughter again, but since Jenna is joining the hostage rescue team, his orders are to protect her. In the heat of battle, love breaches their defenses just as missiles lock onto their coordinates ...can they save the family and get out alive?

A SEAL's SONG by Golden Heart Finalist author Jennifer Lowery: Navy SEAL Jack Taggart's plans to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments are demolished when he risks everything to rescue beautiful wedding singer, Darci O'Shea, from a band of thieves. Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other's arms?

SEALS's EMBRACE by USA Today Bestselling author Elle James: Injured Navy SEAL and the critical care nurse he's attempting to woo join forces to stop a terrorist attack.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hole in the Bathroom Wall

Hubby's job:

Figure out why the shower is leaking.

My job:

Call the plumber to figure out why the shower is leaking and repair Hubby's job.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Writer's Process Blog Hop

Lynne Connnolly award-winning author of Paranormal, Historical and Contemporary Romance tagged me to talk about my writing process. You can check out her blog here: Lynne Connolly's blog

 The Questions:
 *1) What are you working on?

 LOCK AND LOAD, Book 2 in the SEAL EXtreme Team series.

*2) How does your work differ from others in the genre? 

 LOCK AND LOAD is Military Romance. It is a little different from other books I've read in the genre in that the Navy SEAL continues to perform his military duties and fight his battles with the heroine by his side. Action and danger are a big part of the story line. I love suspenseful books. And I simply adore SEAL stories--biographies, autobiographies, and pure fiction.

 *3) Why do you write what you write?

 I have always been intrigued by Navy SEALs, who are known as the best-of-the-best. The jobs they perform are both highly dangerous and extremely important. I can only imagine how hard their lives must be and how difficult it is to love a SEAL. This series is my way of honoring the courageous men who serve our country. It's such a little thing, but it is what I can do to give back and say thank you to them and their families.

 *4) How does your writing process work?

The writing starts in my brain a long time before any words hit the page. I play with the concept and imagine the characters. Once I have a general idea of what the story will be about, I jot down scene ideas. This part is fast-- snippets and incomplete sentences.

Next, I do character sketches to get to know the people in the story. Their habits, motivation, wants, and internal conflict all need to be fleshed out pretty well before I can really begin.

This next part is probably the hardest: the synopsis. I sit down and write a paragraph for every scene in the book making sure to highlight the conflict and emotion in EACH paragraph. By doing this I can see where I am going. Plot holes tend to pop out at this stage and I can fix them before I write the book. After all that, I start writing. I go from scene to scene, trying not to stop for the day until the scene is complete. I write fast and hard, not slowing down to edit. I have completed an entire novel in five weeks. But! It's a first draft, like a skeleton without skin and muscles.

 I give myself a couple of weeks to let the draft percolate on the back burner before I start edits. The editing process can take longer than the writing process! It's where I layer on the deep emotions (muscles), description and color (skin). Imagine a painter layering on color and depth.

The book will then go to a handful of super fabulous beta readers who read very carefully. These folks keep me from going outside without my pants on, or with my skirt stuck inside my underwear. After I've straightened out my, um, wardrobe disasters, the book goes to an editor. While it is being professionally edited, I work on the next book.

Sound like fun? Maybe not to everyone, but it is pure bliss to me. Except, you know, when I'm pulling my hair out because the characters won't behave. Or my skirt is stuck in my underwear. :-)

Thanks, Lynne, that was fun.