November 7 2017

Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World: Air Force Fire Protection Specialists

Happy Release day to me!

I’m so excited to be part of Susan Stoker’s Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World.

I officially met Susan at RWA National while visiting with my good friend Desiree Holt. Susan and I chatted about Kindle Worlds, specifically what I had been writing and what her world is like. When I returned home, I contacted Susan and told her about an idea I had for a series about Air Force Fire Protection Specialists.  She loved the idea and I jumped in with two feet. Currently, there are five books plotted in this series, with a potential two more after that.

The idea for this series came to me as I was researching about Firefighters in general. I have a firefighter series based out of Dallas and working on one that will be set in the Adirondacks. While spending hours reading about the ins and outs of being a fireman, I came cross information on the Armed Forces and their unit of firefighters, specifically the Air Force and I thought to myself, this would fit Susan’s world.

We start off with the Crew Chief, Alec Charles Enders, A.K.A. Ace.

Ace is a quiet guy. Keeps to himself. He loves his job and he loves to fish. His passion for fighting fires came when his girlfriend and her family are killed in a house fire. Murdered, actually. Ace has being working with a former SEAL from his home town, keeping on eye on the drug cartel that killed his first love.

Ace has moved on. He ever married, only that turned out to be a disaster. He’s not looking to get into any relationship with any woman.

Until he meets Lexi Aberdeen.

Lexi left her life in Florida for the hustle and bustle of NYC. She also left to be with her boyfriend, who turned out to be less than what she expected.

So did her career.

She’s heading home to look over some paperwork for her mother on a man who wants to invest in the family marina. She also just quit her job, so she had some time on her hands. She’s not even at her mother’s house when her car is T-Boned and bursts into flames.

Lucky for her, Ace was driving right behind her.

I really had a lot of fun writing this book! I hope you enjoy!

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November 6 2017

The Unexpected Setting…Psychics…The Mind of a Writer…

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I started a new series in the PHOENIX AGENCY KINDLE WORLD by Desiree Holt title THE RAVEN SISTERS. The first book was recently published and this is something a little different than what I normally write and required me to learn about Psychic abilities, a topic that has always interested me.

I thought it would be fun to have 4 sisters, each with a different ability. After reading up on a few different poets, I went with: Precognition, Remote Viewing, Psychic Healing, and Telepathic. I had a basic understand of what each ability entails, but I wanted to stretch things and create my own psychic world inside of the Kindle World Desiree created.

I sat down and watched a full season of CHARMED. I love that show and it got me thinking about the spirit world and good and evil. As a small child I always wanted to be a witch. I would daydream of the day that someone would come to me and tell me who I really was and how to tap into my powers.

I’m still waiting. LOL.

Anyway, I really liked the idea of the Charmed Ones and I wanted to do something similar, but hadn’t come up with anything until I started plotting out the series and which sister had what power. This is the only series I’ve ever written where they should be read in order.

THE LOST SISTER begins in Baltimore. I really LOVE writing about places I’ve been and I just recently moved my daughter to Baltimore and had a chance to explore the area! However, the action took us somewhere else. I hadn’t planned on taking the action to Lake George, and specifically a camp that I attended many years ago, but that is where I ended up.

I had expected the action to take place in Florida, but instead, when my hero, Brett Ratcliff, used his Remote Viewing ability to find the lost sister, he ended up on first lookout on Buck Mountain, behind Camp Chingachgook. Imagine my surprise! I literally stopped writing and went, huh? Now, I’d been recently reconnected with some old friends from camp and we’d been sharing stories, so the area was in the back of my mind.

I haven’t been back to Camp Chingachgook since 1984, so my visual memories are very different than the camp that exists today, I’m sure. But it was fun to visually walk though camp, seeing it they way my younger self did and incorporate it in my book.

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Please enjoy a short excerpt describing camp as I remember it.

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