It’s nearly Halloween, my favorite time of year.
KOBO is doing a promo for Halloween. Both my eBooks – Wicked Magic & The Assistant – (and all Liquid Silver Books) are 50% off. Here are the promo codes and dates they are valid:
October 28th – 31st – Canada: CA50SALE
October 27th – 30th – US/Australia/New Zealand: GET50SALE
October 30th – Nov 2nd – UK: UK50SALE
October is one of my favorite months. I love Halloween and most things paranormal. Over at https://allieritch.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/halloween-one-liners/
check out the one-liners from various talented paranormal authors and celebrate October with a sexy read.
I will also be hosted at fellow LSB author Christa Maurice’s blog on October 5th for my eBook The Assistant. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a copy of my latest story & a GC to Amazon. Head to the Giveaway page to find out how to enter.
Well, I have been trying to make the rounds with The Assistant. October 1st, I will be on Rosanna Leo’s blog–a fellow LSB author–link: https://rosannaleoauthor.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/k-t-black-the-assistant/
I am busy at work on Strange Magic: Book 2 of the Spellbound Series. Been a real trick getting used to my new writing schedule, but starting to figure it out.
Also, adjusting to living in an apartment when I haven’t lived in one before has been interesting. Thank God it’s temporary. Last Saturday, my neighbor above me was chopping firewood in their living room. The beauty of being a writer is all the things I imagine when I hear the unusual noises coming from upstairs. Perhaps I will share some of those later.
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I want to welcome Roslyn Bane to my blog. Her new release, Time for Terri, (Available October 5th, 2015), is the first book in her Smoky Mountain Romance series.
One woman has given up on love. One is trying to find her place in a new town. When their lives collide, they must find a way to put their pasts behind them and learn to trust and love again. Time for Terri is a great beginning to Roslyn Bane’s new contemporary romance series, Smoky Mountain Romance.
Terri Greene is a professional photographer who travels the world but calls the small town of Bryson City, NC home. She has made a nice life for herself and kept her painful past deeply buried. She has a reputation for being friendly but elusive. She hammered her heart shut years ago and has long since given up hope for a loving relationship.
Sheila McDevitt, a new arrival to town, has opened a veterinary practice and is determined to succeed in this close-knit community. Viewed as an outsider, she struggles to grow her practice. Unfinished business from her past causes difficulties with her current plans.
When these two women’s lives intersect the changes are unforeseeable. As trust grows and inner demons are tamed, can they see past their own busy professional lives and find success in the part of life that matters most.
Terri accelerated the bike smoothly, when Sheila tightened her grip she was able to suppress her groan but not the quiver in her abdomen. The air was starting to chill as the sun drifted lower in the sky, long shadows crossing the road. She felt Sheila shiver. “Move close to me to stay warm. Let me know if you get too cold.” A moment later she felt Sheila lean into her, hold on tighter. Over the next twenty minutes she felt her occasionally squirm, felt her legs press slightly tighter around her own hips. Thirty minutes later they made the turn the turn to Terri’s house. “Hold on tight it’s really bumpy.” Terri drove the bike confidently up the steep bumpy road. Finally it leveled and she turned into her driveway. Stopping the bike she turned it off. Waited while Sheila got off, removed her helmet. She then swung off, and quickly removed her helmet. “Are you warm enough?”
“Yes. Now that the wind stopped. I’m fine.”
“Good.” She pulled Sheila towards her in a fierce, passionate kiss that had both of them breathless quickly. Lust raced through her body and her heart pounded. She tightened her arms around Sheila’s waist. Heard her own groan.
Sheila returned the kiss with fervent passion, her hands ran across the stiff leather. She desperately wanted to feel flesh. The kiss broke, Sheila nearly staggered. Terri took her hand pulled her to the porch. She backed Sheila up against the door frame, held her hands held above her head as their mouths met again.
1. How much of “you” do you put in your stories?
My female characters share a few things with me. In this book the one character is a photographer, and I dabble in photography. Both are independent and stubborn. Usually are hobbies are similar.
2. What is your writing routine?
After getting settled for the evening I get into comfortable clothes, the bra must be off or the words don’t appear. I don’t know why the girls have to be free, they just do. I stopped fighting it months ago. I have a electric foot massager under the desk that I turn on when I get stuck or if my feet get to cold. A big glass of ice water is close by and a jar of skittles or jelly beans. In the winter a cup of spiked hot cocoa is my writing companion.
3. Where do you get your ideas?
Literally they just pop into my head. Sometimes its from a news story, other times its from people watching, or snippets of overheard conversations at the kids sporting events. The idea for this story came from a book under development that had hit a major roadblock. I pulled the character Terri out of it and very quickly her story came to life.
4. Do you write full-time or do you have a day job?
I work fulltime in medicine as a midlevel provider. Most of my career has been in orthopedics. Unfortunately this leaves me to write in the late evening hours only.
5. What else are you working on?
I have three books in various stages of development. Book 2 in the Smoky Mountain Romance series features a secondary character introduced in Time For Terri. I am working on the first book in another contemporary series, this time with a M/F couple set in Virginia. I am in the research stage for a story involving a female war veteran.
Roslyn Bane wrote poetry and short stories in high school which remained largely unseen except by her closest friends. She grew up in Maryland and has lived in the Florida panhandle, coastal Virginia and Wisconsin.
She now lives near York, Pennsylvania with her family and two lovable labs.
She spends her free time in the outdoors enjoying photography, swimming, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking and downhill skiing. A voracious reader, she enjoys books from many genres. She has a weakness for chocolate and fresh cookies. She loves the smell of rain in the woods, and watching the night sky. The inspiration for, her stories comes from daily life, hobbies, her love of the outdoors, and people watching.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, Passionate Ink, and Rainbow Romance Writers.
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So, I must say since I’ve signed with Liquid Silver Books, I’ve learned many things. What all is involved in getting a story ready for publication and the marketing process. Some experiences have been better than others. The good: I’ve meet some really awesome authors–from my publishing house. As a newbie, they helped when I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. Some trying: Issues with the release of my stories. I’m hoping the third time will be the charm. My poor book number two–The Assistant–almost seems cursed. Amazon mixed me up with an author with a similar pen name, who also happened to have the same title. Until recently, they were selling my story and giving the other author credit. Long story short, they made me invisible. I hope you will check it out. It’s short, but I was hoping it was enough of a taste until I finish up Strange Magic: Spellbound Book 2.
Don’t forget to stop by on Friday and check out my guest blogger Roslyn Bane and her new release Time for Terri a contemporary F/F romance.Share This:
I want to welcome Olivia Night to my blog. Her new release, Seduction In Sierra Leone, is the first book in her action packed, romantic suspense series, The Men of FTI.
In the mangroves of Sierra Leone, two strangers raised a world apart find themselves inextricably connected. Seduction in Sierra Leone, the first in a series of three novels, is a fast-paced tale of murder, lust, and love that transports the reader to a foreign and mysterious world of danger.
Aislinn Salameh, an American relief worker, is searching for purpose in her self- imposed lonely world. The stranger who enters her village on a blistering hot day looks more animal than man. She knows she should stay far away but can’t stop herself from being drawn to the mysterious man.
Brandt Fairlane is a man haunted by the sins of his past. Detached from others, Brandt has spent his life alone. His line of work is too dangerous for the luxuries of love and family.
When Brandt sees Aislinn and her haunting eyes, he knows he must possess her. But when Brandt’s past comes back from the dead and Aislinn is caught in the crossfire, it is up to him to keep her safe. In order to survive, they must learn to rely on one another. As they run for their lives, the heat between them becomes undeniable. Now, Brandt must not only protect Aislinn from a madman committed to stealing her away but he also must protect her from himself. Because if Brandt steals her body and her heart, he’ll never let her go.
As he got closer to her, he realized there was something different about her eyes. He was a few feet away when he realized what it was. With the realization all oxygen left his body in a rush. It felt as if he had been punched in the gut. His heart stuttered. Shit, it did something weird at the sight of her. The woman’s eyes were…? He couldn’t think of word that would fit. And then it struck him. They were haunting, the color of a cucumber slice. Not the skin of the cucumber but inside. A pale, shivering light green. Her eyes widened as she realized he was looking at her. He could see, even from the distance, a small blush creeping up her cheeks at being caught staring. She was beautiful. All smooth pale skin and green eyes. He felt his dick jump. He almost looked down. It had been a long time since he had thought about his dick. And it was another man’s woman who was making him all too aware of it.
He felt heat course through him. Her tiny body had been placed purposefully behind the taller man. But Brandt could still make out her smooth legs and accommodating hips, accommodating as in she could spread those lush legs and accommodate his body between them. She was no doubt the man’s girlfriend, and here Brandt was thinking things that only a boyfriend should be allowed to think. Shocked at his own thoughts, he attempted to look away, but in the end, it was like pulling strips of Velcro away from each other. He wanted to close the distance between them, place his hands on the other man’s neck, twist, feel the snap, and watch the man drop to the ground. Then he would curl his fingers around the women’s neck, bring her to him, and angle her head so that he could kiss her. He shook his head like a man in a proverbial cartoon trying to expel the foreign thoughts and images. Envious. He was feeling envious of a man he didn’t know and a woman he had barely glimpsed. It was wholly inappropriate. He’d kill another man for thinking of his woman that way. Well, if he had a woman. Like the one he was staring at.
Fuck, he had to get a grip. For Christ’s sake, he was mooning over her like a teenage boy. Giving himself a mental ass-kicking, he averted his eyes and greeted Brima. He began to walk up the path to Brima’s home. But, as he walked, a magical sound floated over to his ears. She was laughing. His skin tingled at the musical note. His body tightened. Fury rose inside of him, a feeling he wasn’t expecting, a feeling that surprised him. She was laughing at the man who had been standing in front of her. Hatred for the unknown man charged through him like a herd of wild horses. Was he screwing her? His stance had been clear; it had said mine. Brandt wanted to eliminate the man, the threat. Bile rose at the idea of her lying beneath that man. Brandt realized he wasn’t envious. He was jealous. He had never been jealous. It was a useless emotion, and it got people killed in his line of work. If you wanted what someone else had, you simply took it. Jealousy could slow a man down. But he was. He was jealous. It screamed inside of him to move quickly, to take her from the man who was really just a baby. To make her his. To tie her to him in every way possible until she admitted that she was his. He wanted to mark her as his, use his teeth to mark her neck, her breasts, her stomach, the insides of her thighs. His. Fuck.
He had to stay far away from this woman. No woman needed a man like him. No woman deserved a man like him, one who would want to own her. He wasn’t one for laughter and cuddling. Puppy shit. Women wanted puppy shit. This woman, whoever she was, deserved more than Brandt could ever give. Brandt had to stay the fuck away from her. Because he didn’t give up what he made his.
1. How much of “you” do you put in your stories?
Most of the female characters share a few characteristics with me. All three ladies in my Men of FTI series mention Dean Winchester (in book two and three I kind of made like a literary “Where’s Waldo”) and they are all a bit spunky. In my second series, as of yet untitled, there is one character that has decided to share more than a few of my traits. I will leave which one a secret.
2. Where do you get your ideas?
The idea and characters for my first book quite literally popped into my head one night when I couldn’t sleep. As I wrote the book two other characters came forward and I began to write their stories down.
The idea for my second series, book one, came to me while I was cleaning and listening to Billy Joel’s And So It Goes. The song is incredibly sad and it made me ponder real loss and how painful that is. The characters who had experienced this kind of loss came to me and I sat down immediately and wrote down as much as I could. As I wrote those first thirty pages three others ladies with loss in their past came forward and they will have books too.
3. Do you write full-time or do you have a day job?
I have a full time job that is incredibly fulfilling, but leaves me with very little time to write when I am at home. Therefore, my insomnia is a blessing in disguise.
4. What else are you working on?
I’m working on a few things. I am finishing up Book 2- Seduction in Seville and am halfway through Book 3- Seduction in Scotland. I also am working on a second series (currently untitled which will be a four book series. I have written about thirty pages of book one in that and have jumped forward to book four and have that one pretty much outlined (partly in my head, partly on paper and partly on my iphone notes app). I can’t wait to get all of these stories out on paper. I have this fear I will lose them somewhere in the recesses of my mind if I don’t. The second book series will take place in Asheville, N.C. and starts with a tale of love and loss that makes even me feel sad for what the characters have gone through.
5. Who is your favorite author and why?
It’s a toss up between Suzanne Brockmann and Kristen Ashley. They both are amazing at creating characters that jump off of the page at you. The stories of the characters are often woven through several books so you become really attached and invested in them. Kristen Ashley has this way of explaining incredibly subtle nuisances of relationships that people, when they read it, will recognize that they have felt the same thing or thought the same thought, but never verbalized it. It’s great and it makes the reader relate to the characters on a different level.
Olivia Night, a fictional character herself, has always been an avid reader and writer. She found the romance genre in college and has never been able to get enough. One sleepless night, the main characters of Book One in her Seduction series sprang from her head fully formed. They demanded she tell their story; so she did. As they revealed themselves, so did two other intriguing characters. Those characters convinced her to give them their own books because their stories were worth telling too. And so Olivia suddenly became a romance author. When Olivia is not writing, she has the best job in the world, which, too, will remain a secret. In her free time, she reads, write, runs, or is, most likely, out emulating Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Olivia lives in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the U.S.—Baltimore. She lives with her cat, which she is convinced was a gladiator in his past life. Olivia plans to continue being awesome at this thing called life. Really, that’s her only goal.
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August 24th I will be a guest on Annette Mardis’s Blog: www.annettemardis.com/blog. My character Dylan Holt, from The Assistant, will once again be interviewed.
Also, be sure to stop by on Friday August 28th. I will be hosting fellow LSB author Olivia Night. Get to know her and learn about her new release Seduction In Sierra Leone.Share This: