April 5 2017

You can’t win if you don’t enter…#BookSweeps #amreading #Kindle

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform? I’ve asked myself (and others) what the fascination is with men in uniform. I get varying answers ranging from they are macho to gentlemanly. My fascination for State Troopers started when I was a little girl growing up in Lake George and one of my father’s good friends was a State Trooper. His name was Sargent Hornburger… I think. Not sure of the spelling. I was probably 10 years old the last time I saw him.

Anywho, Sargent Hornburger came over to our cottage on Lake George on his Police Motorcycle. OMG. I just thought that was so cool. Even cooler, he gave me a ride on the bike. I think in today’s world I’d have to sign my life away for that ride, but imagine a 10 year-old tomboy climbing on the back of that bike and going for a joy ride down Cleverdale Road. I was badass!

Not exactly sure if the next event was before after the motorcycle ride, but my sister and I got to go for a ride in a Police Helicopter. Back then, I wasn’t so afraid of flying. Not sure you could get me in chopper now. We road around low over the Lake George, enjoying the sights. It was pretty awesome. As we rounded Huckleberry Island my sister and I got a real treat…the State Trooper Rescue¬†SCUBA team must have been on a break from training and decided to moon the chopper in the air. I guess they didn’t know a couple if impressionable girls were in there.

If you’ve read any of my books in the NY STATE TROOPER SERIES, you will notice they take place in Lake George and they are about Troopers and the SCUBA team. Amazing the things that shape our lives. Who knew a little moon by a bunch of cops would have such a life long effect on a little girl!

TO PROTECT HIS OWN is part of a Men in Uniform giveaway. 60+ books…all hero’s in uniform romances. AND a Kindle Fire! But you’ve got to enter to win… ENTER NOW!

Happy reading!

March 21 2017

#Writing a New Book while Promoting the Latest #Release The Writer’s Mind

So, as you know, yesterday was the big release day for TO PROTECT HIS OWN, which has three good reviews so far, so thanks to all my readers for supporting me.

However, the last two months I’ve been writing Deadly Seduction and right at the climatic scene, so its getting pretty intense. But its also the hardest part for me to write and I tend to sit and stare at the computer with a puzzled expression all day, then at about ten at night, I get cranking and I’m up till two, like last night, which is bad because I’m not a night person, and I have an internal clock for 5 in the morning.

What I find hard about promoting a book when I’m this deep in another one is that when someone asks me about the latest release, I start talking about the one I’m writing and people are like, huh…what? I almost have to the the week off writing and re-read the release and only focus on that.

The other problem I have has to do with getting to the climactic scene. Since I generally know where the book is headed when I start since the first scene I visualize is usually the either the dark moment, or the resolution, I’ve replayed the climactic scene so many times in my head its hard to write, and my mind wonders because I’m starting to think about my next project…which is going to be a Novella in the Kindle World, The Omega Men, which I’m very excited about and the hero for this book keeps tapping his foot with his arms folded, not waiting for me to finish.

The way I solve that problem is I start a spreadsheet of ideas. Usually keeps the characters placated. While I finish up with current WIP. Then when that is at the editor, I go hog wild on the next one.

My mind is a scary place, just saying…

How do you deal with all this stuff going on inside your head!?

FYI: DEADLY SEDUCTION pre-order is only 0.99, but that won’t last. Release day it will go up to 3.99, so order now.

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