Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Dog's Named Colbie!

This is my dog Colbie. She's part Australian Shepard, the's up for grabs. She's a shelter dog from Tennessee. Really, she's my daughter's, but my daughter at college. I haven't talked much about my doggies for a while. Not like I would have liked. For a year now, I went into a little shell (not my bubble world that I like so much).

I promised myself to let everything go and be myself again. I love talking about my books, other authors' books, romance, my doggies, causes, my family...maybe I just love talking. I have several blogs, but this one was my first. I feel it's my most personal. If anyone interested, you can glimpse what I'm like.

What are the rules to writing a blog? Are authors only suppose to talk of books? Reviews? I don't think so.

I believe authors should write what they feel. Writing is an extension in some or way  of myself. I don't know exactly what being a Romance Author says about me, but is a part of me. Not all...but a part. My latest release, Broken Legacy, is a perfect example of pouring my heart into a project. Broken Legacy, I would have to admit, is my most emotional book. I wrote it during an emotional time and I believe the writing reflects that emotion. There are a few things you should know about my writing.

First—I never have written light fluffy romance. I can't. I've tried, but each time the story turns by itself and I find myself deep in a suspenseful situation. I say this to explain to anyone that is looking for a light read...I wouldn't think my books qualify.

Second—My stories take a life of their own. I may come up with a plotline, but by story's end, it may look like nothing I imagine at the beginning. I also find my best stories are the ones I write and come back to after a certain period of time.

Third—I believe my stories to be original. I know that in the Romance World there is a formula to follow. Sometimes I have...other times not so much.

Fourth—I love to write. It's a part of me.

But there is more to me. Little facts that most everyone knows about me.

I'm Southern and proud of being it. No matter how long I live in the Northeast, I will always hold to my Southern roots.

I work in the health care field when I'm not writing. I love my animals. My husband never owned a pet before he met me. I believe in giving back. I believe in helping others. My life revolved around my children and now they are older, hubbie and I are adjusting to an empty nest. I do admit I miss my kids. I am many things but I'm not a business person.

So in the spirit of moving onward, I wanted to mention what hubbie and did the other day. We went to the Home Show in Boston. We had a great time and learned alot. I learned I would love to try to power my house by solar energy. We are getting a consult, but I doubt we'll be able to put the panels on the house. It was interesting to see the satellite picture of our house. It had a clear view of our property including our hot tub on our deck...  I'm afraid it won't be a go. At the home show, they talked like all we would need to do is trim our tree. I don't think so. There are so many and tall, but we'll see.

Another booth we found quite interesting was this one. TEAM 21! I felt like I was on the dog whisperer. Amazing what Dave could with a simple command. Exactly what my doggie, Colbie, needs. She doesn't listen as well as she should at times. I fear I'm a tad easy on my doggies. Colbie is an extremely smart dog. She does need direction. I'm so excited to have found someone that is going to come out and give us some pointers. I will let you know how it goes.

I'm also excited to say I will be in attendance at the 2nd Annual Rock-N-Dock on May 4-5. I love watching dog shows and events, but I never have seen one in person. It should be a great time and Team 21, Dave and Yeager, his dog, raise awareness and money for Down Syndrome. I think that's awesome. I invite anyone who will be in the Boston area the first weekend in May to join me.

So I'm back doing what I love to do....

Friday, February 8, 2013

Winds of Betrayal Series

The rights to Patriot Secrets reverted back to me. I have split the book into two parts.
The new look is set to be released!


THE CRY FOR FREEDOM, Book One Winds of Betrayal

A rousing family saga for the fight for independence. Follow Hannah and Jonathan Corbett path to Freedom!

The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

The Saga continues….

Embrace of the Enemy, Book Two, Winds of Betrayal
Coming soon!

It's a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!

In the midst of the struggle of America's bid for Independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her life...her belief in her cause.

Kiss of Deceit, Book Three, Winds of Betrayal Series
Previously Published as Ruse of Love

The tides of war have shifted. When all eyes turn south, Doctor Jonathan Corbett finds himself once more thrust into the war's turmoil. On assignment from General Washington, the dashing doctor discovers his mission has taken him straight into a conflict where the British are not the only ones to be feared.

Rebekah Morse has no time to contemplate the exploding war around her. Caught up as a pawn in a deadly conspiracy, she finds her only hope lies with her old friend, but things have changed since they last saw each other.

Yet destiny has not intervened in their lives without cause. Rebekah's strength, courage, and breathtaking sensuality set within Jonathan a desire he swore never to feel again. When Rebekah's life is threatened, Jonathan is determined to save the stubborn woman whether she wants to be saved or not. Now Jonathan and Rebekah must face the perilous threat together—only to discover a passion they never imagined....

Coming 2014
THE HEAVENS SHALL FALL, Book Four Winds of Betrayal