Deadlines, Smeadlines, Kindle Scout, and other crazy writerly stuff!

2018 is shaping up to be the craziest publishing schedule I’ve ever had. EVER. But I’m insanely excited to be spreading my wings.

Most of what is coming up are novella’s in Kindle Worlds, but I do have two full length novels coming out in 2018 and two proposals with traditional publishers…biting fingernails while I wait to hear back!

A few people have asked me why I’ve chosen to write in various Kindle Worlds, especially when my NY State Trooper Series did pretty josh darn well. Honestly, it started as an experiment and a challenge. I wanted to do something different and I fell in love with writing novellas around 30k words. I also fell in love with writing a series within a series.

My latest release, THE LAST FLIGHT, is the 3rd book in the SARICH BROTHERS series and boy was it fun to write. Ramey and Tequila are like no other characters I’ve written before and their romance is as high octane as their flying. The challenge I’v had with writing these short stories is keeping it focused on just the hero and heroine. In my Trooper Series, there are so many characters and I love having fun with their relationship with the hero and heroine, as well as the community. With the novellas, I’ve had to really keep the cast small.

That said, The Sarich brothers have such great banter and always have each others backs that helped me give the reader that community feeling I have in my other series.

I’ve got three novellas coming out in January! Yes. You heard that correctly. THE BLIND DATE, which is part of the PARANORMAL DATING AGENCY by Milly Taiden comes out January 9, 2018 and marks my first werewolf book! EVER. Something I never thought I’d be writing. But the story shaped up really nice.

Finally, I entered my novel THE BUTTERFLY MURDERS, in Kindle Scout. Please go read an excerpt and nominate my book for publication!

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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!