Wednesdays with the Arts: New Books and Hard Decisions

I am in decision making process and I am uncertain of what my decision will be right now but I kind of have two options, well three, but I don’t know.

At any rate, Tequila Sunrise officially made it to Amazon for Kindle at the time of this post scheduling. It was not on B&N yet but it might be by the time this posts, or somewhere there after.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QZ5NRO

Tequila Sunrise cover

Rain Midthunder had no idea what beauty awaited him on his next job, nor what dangers awaited him. As a security expert his job was to make sure the proper security system was set and then leave, but when Zorina Fawn-Snow’s gallery comes hostile grounds he sets his mission on protecting more than the art gallery. Can Rain keep the woman he wants in his life as more than just a client safe? Or will one deadly game of lies, betrayal and unscrupulous business associates put an end to his entire world, and hers.

Tequila Sunrise on Amazon

Characters Gone Wild—Meeting the Mother

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What’s a man to do when he meets the mother? Hmm…Poor Rain.

Tequila Sunrise cover

Rain Midthunder had no idea what beauty awaited him on his next job, nor what dangers awaited him. As a security expert his job was to make sure the proper security system was set and then leave, but when Zorina Fawn-Snow’s gallery comes hostile grounds he sets his mission on protecting more than the art gallery. Can Rain keep the woman he wants in his life as more than just a client safe? Or will one deadly game of lies, betrayal and unscrupulous business associates put an end to his entire world, and hers.

Excerpt:

“We should get out of here. He’s in the shower.”

Her mother’s eyes beamed and before Zorina could stop her her mother was already opening the bathroom doors. Zorina heard the scream, as she stood out in the bedroom totally shocked, and not shocked all at the same time. Her mother stood in there for far too long before walking back out to the bedroom while Rain was still cursing in the bathroom.

“You are very lucky,” she pointed lower. “Very nicely put together everywhere. I can see why my little girl is so happy.”

Tequila Sunrise ~ Available on Lulu now for print. I picked the distribution services this time so the cost went up on the print book this time. If you are waiting for the e-Book it will be on Amazon and B&N within the next day or so as I uploaded it this morning to those places. If you read it and like it please leave a review.

Monday Musings: Busy Knows Busy

This is not me, but it's probably my mental facial expression right now.

When I say I’m busy that is probably an understatement. School has started back today. I had access to the syllabus on Friday and a couple things I noticed were:

  1. I am so in the wrong program. The program described to me said nothing about the classes that I’m in now and if the advisor had given accurate detail about the program I would not have picked this school for this program. I just have to try my best to make it through the first four classes (3 more to go) and get out of my version of educational hell.
  2. I think I hate technology. The world would be a much better place if we were all running wild through the fields and living off the land.

Okay, so #2 might just be my response to up since 2:00 a.m. trying to study for the assignment due tomorrow. Yes, I started on this a couple days ago and even with all the research I am still sadly confused.

But on the bright side of things I am happy to say that my second Etsy store is open. Wild Knit Scapes features stuffed animals and stuffed dolls. Some are knitted and some are sewn. Children and adults can enjoy these stuffed toys. I think my favorites are the ones with the recorder inside. You can record your own message so if you are going away for a while and would like to leave your voice behind for your kids or your S.O. then a stuffed toy with a recorder would be nice.

So check out the store on Etsy here: Wild Knit Scapes ~ etsy.com/shop/WildKnitScapes

The Blog here: Wild Knit Scapes ~ https://wildknitscapes.wordpress.com/

Yes I still have Fashionably Capri (etsy.com/shop/FashionablyCapri), I am still writing and I now realize I have like three or four blogs. I have lost count. Add school to that and I am not sure how I remember to eat…oh right, I didn’t cook yesterday. I should probably get on top of that today. While I can go a couple days without thinking of eating it’s not healthy to skip meals. Oops! I have to do a health post for the I Did It My Way blog tomorrow too…uh oh.

Fly on the Wall Sunday: Guarding Angel

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“I can’t change what I did, Angel. I can’t change it and you can’t forgive me either; can you?”

Hyun Ki Kan is the Special Conditions U.S. Marshal assigned to protect Angel Ducain. Unfortunately for him there is a history behind them that won’t make his job easy. Out of all the assignments to get he can’t help but have mixed feelings when Angel’s disdain makes being stuck in a house alone with her seam that much more taxing.

She’s still beautiful, but she’s changed in so many ways. Her new disability complicates things, but so does his heart. He wants a second chance with her but first he must keep her alive. When one of her now deceased ex-husband’s legal cases come full circle to haunt her she’s going to have to trust him to keep her safe. But trust isn’t easy when the man guarding her is the very man who broke her heart in the first place.

Can she forgive him? Or will memories from the past complicate the present and cause both of their demise?

Available Now:

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Lulu

Friday Dish: I Don’t Want to Go

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It’s that time again and I told my mom today…and I quote; “school starts back on Monday. I don’t want to go.” My mom so sweetly said, “you don’t have to leave the house for it.” She’s right; I don’t have to leave the house as I go to school from home but I still don’t want to go. Sadly, I must go :(. This semester is going to be busy. It’s about the same amount of work I think, it’s just more complicated work.

I liked my life better when I wasn’t in school, but I have to remember to think of the things that had me excited to go to school in the first place. This could possibly open up new opportunities for me that I might like. Either which way it goes I decided to go back to school; classes start Monday and I’m going.

I think I have a slightly better schedule planned for this semester so I should be able to come up for air to blog a little more consistently…I hope.

That’s all for this time. More Dish next week (maybe…maybe not) same time, same place.

Fly on the Wall Sunday: A New Week, Another Book

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I’m still getting better but it is a new week and there is much work to be done. Today is officially the last day of my class. I have already turned in all of my assignments so it is what it is; I’m done. Now it is on to trying to get Tequila Sunrise ready for release. I have had it back from the editor since before I got sick so it is now really just making sure the formatting for the e-Book is together for Kindle and Nook. Maybe this will be an official October release.

Tequila Sunrise cover

Tequila Sunrise is book 1 in the Nature’s Gate series. All books are stand alone but the three men in book one have individual stories planned, two of which I am sure will land on my release pile and the other is not done yet so that might take a while.

Things I like about Tequila Sunrise:

  • My leading lady has a business/career I could totally love doing.
  • My leading man is totally sexy.
  • My leading lady’s mother is all kinds of crazy but interesting.

My editor liked this one. She was surprised at the twists in this one and the book that comes after and that is a good thing. Surprise is good because as a writer it’s nice not to become predictable per se.

If I could live inside the world of the books in the Nature’s Gate series which one would it be? – Tequila Sunrise. I love her career. I love her home. I totally love her man. But then again, I love the other guy in the other book too. Hmm…may I have them both please? ;)

Monday Musings: And Counting Down

This is the final week for this class and I am so happy this class is almost over. I guess happy is an understatement really.

Being in the final week I have all of my work done but I want to go over the paper a couple more times before I turn it in. Of course being in the final week is the perfect time for my mother to get me sick–not. Yes, I am sick. I should invest in Puffs because toilet tissue is too expensive to use for blowing my nose. I also had planned on washing my hair again tomorrow but I’m not sure I should do that while sick. I would research it, but seriously, the last week of class doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for digging up information on other things right now.

Outside of school and being sick I am still writing. Will another book come out before the holidays later this year? Yes, I think so. That’s kind of a crazy way of putting things huh?–“yes, I think so.” How can it be yes and I think so at the same time?

Anyway, I hope all of you are doing well. I will try to make sure I blog for tomorrow’s post on the other blog tomorrow, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do a full week of health, fitness and nutrition this week.