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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

She knew every contour of his face. He had black hair, very similar to hers and a face that looked like it had seen more worries than most people his age even though it was still smooth and unlined. The eyes were haunted even though they pretended to be jovial. No one should have eyes that were that hidden. The windows to his soul held the look of a person who was totally in control all of the time. She wondered if he ever smiled or did he just pretend to?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Plot Thickens

I will admit that I had a hard time at the beginning of this work-in-progress. The hero didn't like how he was being portrayed and he's a character that has been in many books before. He is someone I care a great deal about.

But, now it looks like things are really picking up with the story. I'm very hopeful that this will keep up even as I try very hard to figure out how I am going to manage all of this with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

I got tested today using an EMG test. I hated the test but it did confirm the diagnosis. I have Carpal Tunnel.

I'm trying very hard to stay positive about all things. Positive thinking and all that. This is not easy for a person who tends to be dark by nature.

Hope you are all well.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Lately, I feel like this is the health blog. First my potential carpal tunnel and now I can write about how I haven't slept in days because of youngest son's croop. But, he woke up this morning without a fever so that is good!

When I considered having a 3rd child, everyone told me that third children were so easy, so happy to just go along. Somewhere on his way out of my womb, someone forgot to give that memo to my 3rd son.

My other children would stay in their beds when they were sick, they would sleep, and get better. This child? In my bed. He insists. Will not sleep but insists on being on top of either me or my husband the entire night. I understand that he needs the comfort. I want to give it to him. But, wow, exhaustion has set in.

Hopefully tomorrow we'll all be back on track.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Problem I Ignored For Too Long

So, yesterday I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I could talk about how much pain I am in but, really, no one wants to hear about it. It is my own fault for ignoring the symptoms as long as I did.

In any case, as I wait to have the test that will tell the doctor just how much nerve damage I have done so we can determine the next course of action, I have to stay off the computer for a while. I am going to have to severely limit the amount of writing time I do or even how much social networking I can enjoy.

Please forgive me if it takes me a little while to get back to you for a while.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Am Gone For Three Days

Starting on friday morning, I am going to be gone for three days on a mini vacation. I may not blog for a while. Look for me on Monday.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I cry so easily!

I am watching Kim Kardashian's wedding thing-y on television and I am crying. I clearly have no self control. Really, Rebecca? Really?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

These six are from Alpha Wolf, the fifth book in the Westervelt Wolves series.

“I’m trying to figure out who I need to kill for putting their hands on you, Scarlett.

Help me out here.”

She sucked in a gasp of air and finally met his eyes. “You would do that? For me?”

We need to take her home and wrap her up in our sheets and just hold her for

months and months.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hudson Valley RWA Contest!

Hone your skills in hooking an editor or agent by entering Hudson Valley RWA's Hook, Line & Sinker Contest. Three HVRWA members, at least one published, will critique the first three pages of your manuscript. The five entries with the highest scores will be ranked by Harlequin editor BRENDA CHIN! Entries must be received by November 1. Only $10 to enter.

New Book Video--Love Beyond Sanity

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

"Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become." - Steve Jobs

Sad Faced Today

With the coming of the cold weather my parents have, smartly, taken themselves down to Florida. I miss them already and they only left this morning. I guess I've never really grown up. I'm raising three children and I still want my mommy and daddy like I'm ten years old. Oh well. Perhaps I will never change.

I finished writing chapter five in my work-in-progress (which is the Westervelt Wolves book for those of you keeping track) and after I do some reading and pick up one of my children I hope to finish another chapter today.

I feel like I've stumbled, blindly, into a time of reflection for myself. What will be the next step when the path I am on comes to an end? What will I write next? I'm fortunate that my husband and children love their crazy writer wife/mother.

I can tell you one thing: never again will I maintain writing four different series at the same time. Two. Maximum Two.

Live and Learn.

Love to All.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Too Much To Do

Today, one of my sons is going on a field trip. All of the parents were invited to go and I really wanted to. My mother never missed a field trip when I was growing up. But I can't. Because I have the other two children to pick up from school and the field trip will not return in time for me to do that. I know this isn't that big of a deal but the sad face on my boy when he left for school knowing that I wouldn't be one of the parents on the trip nearly broke my heart.

I thought that putting my third son in nursery school half-days would give me more time but what it has actually done is just given me more time in the car. Still, the socialization is good for him. And he seems to be enjoying it now.

Two of kids have after school activities and I am so busy with them that I can't imagine how it will possibly work when the third one gets started with his own sets of things to do. How will it work?

Oh yeah and then there is writing and promotion of new releases...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Love Beyond Sanity has just released. If you are interested in learning more about it or buying it, the book can be found here. Be sure to check out all the six-sunday entries here.

Below, the six sentences are spoken by a demon who has imprisoned Jason, the hero, in his own mind. He cannot wake up and he is forced to endure torture at her hands. At this point, he has not encountered the heroine yet and he has no idea what an Outsider is or that he is one.

"Oh, Dr. Randall, you are so limited. The Fates, Destiny, the Gods chose you, however it is that you are comfortable describing it. Veli Destrand, before he died, used to call it 'the good side'. He was pretty accurate in that." She laughed. "Such a shame he's dead and you won't get to meet him until I send you to death. But in the mean time you're so exciting to play with."

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Release Day!!

If you are interested in purchasing Love Beyond Sanity The Outsiders Book 2 it can be bought here and at all 3rd party vendors.


Eighteen years earlier, Charma lost her destined soul mate. Convinced he must be dead, she kept her fears to herself so as not to destroy the morale of the Outsiders who already live with a shaky prophecy as their only guide.

Dr. Jason Randall is a man used to getting what he wants. There has never been a problem he couldn't out think or a situation he wasn't capable of handling.

Now they are both hunted by not one but two demons as they lead the slowly forming group of Outsiders out of the darkness and back into the light. The two strong souls will have to decide if prophecy alone is enough reason to stay together through insane odds...or if love is their true fate.