I’ve got some fantastic news and a release coming this week. Restoring His Howl, the next book in the Sanctuary series, releases this week. Like tomorrow! To celebrate that release, here’s the first look at the cover art for Restoring His Howl!!
Opposites can attract, but can they make the love last?
Dillon came to the Sanctuary to hide, but also to heal. He’d been abused and needed a safe place to come into his own. He never expected to find a partner, but love came looking for him. Can he accept what he deserves or will he push away a chance at forever because he feels unlovable?
Cinders knows from the moment he sees Dillon he wants the wolf shifter for his own. But can a jaguar shifter and a wolf shifter really pair up? He doesn’t know, but he’s banking on the attraction to pay off. What he doesn’t expect is how deep Dillon’s scars run. Is he strong enough to see beyond what’s happened to Dillon and help create a future for them together?
Anything’s possible when the jaguar shifter, a former stripper, and the wolf shifter figure out how to restore his howl.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quote has always been special to me. Whether it’s your life, your job, your family…the message is real. Keep moving forward. Keep trying to reach that next branch and the next foothold. Today is a day to reflect and act. It’s a day to remember what you have and to be thankful.
For me, moving forward has to do with my writing. It’s easy to get complacent. To say, this is good enough. To not want to keep trying when the old reliable works. But at some point, the old reliable becomes not reliable. You have to stretch, to grow and to get a little scared. To try something that may not work for you, but works for the character. Maybe it’s moving into a sci-fi realm when all you’ve written is contemporary. Maybe it’s writing hotter than you’ve ever written. Or the other way, getting sweeter. It’s the pushing and trying. It’s getting to that next branch that matters. To be more than you were the day before.
So hug your family a little tighter. Call that friend you haven’t called in a while and tell them you care. Be thankful for what you have and try to be the best person you can be. Volunteer. Help your neighbors. Give of yourself. Use this day for more than a day to sleep in.
Do what you need to do and keep moving forward.
This post is also up at The Romance Studio: https://wp.me/p8f7P3-2Iu
It’s time for one of my favorite things…cover reveals!! Today, I get to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel, Finding Michael. Check it out!!
Going home could be just the thing his muse needs and his heart desires.
Tristan Paulson needs the words to return. He loves his career penning novels of small-town love, but his muse has gone missing. If he can’t write, he can go back to his roots and sort through the items his newly deceased uncle left behind. Once in Sullavan, Ohio, he realizes just how much he loved the place. Then he sees the handsome librarian—Michael is just the kind of guy he’s always wanted. How can he go back to the big city when Sullavan calls to him?
Michael Kane wants nothing more than to be surrounded by his books and the written word. He knows heartbreak and isn’t in the mood to put himself out into the dating pool again…until he sees Tristan. He wants to be with Tristan, but he’s too shy. A handsome man like Tristan wouldn’t be interested in a quiet man like Michael…would he?
General Release Date: 20th February 2018, preorder up on 1/9
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I thought I’d try a new feature today, the Saturday Seven.
When I write, I like to listen to superhero movies. Actually, I like to listen to all movies, but superhero ones are my favorites. Here’s my list of seven superhero movies I like the best, but in no particular order.
- Iron Man – I mean, Robert Downey Jr. What else can I say?
- The Avengers – Age of Ultron – I love the massive cast and the strain on the characters.
- Superman – the original with Christopher Reeve. He, to me, is Superman.
- Spider-Man – Homecoming – I haven’t laughed that much in a long time. Tom Holland made that movie.
- Captain America – Winter Solider – I have a special place in my heart for Bucky. Always have, always will. Plus, a more refined Captain America? Yes, please?
- The Avengers – I could listen to this one over and over. The interplay between the characters, the heart…Captain America sweating. Chris Evans…le sigh.
- Captain America – The First Avenger – Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan…oh and Dominic Cooper. I’m sold.
What about you? Any favorite superhero movies? I know I’ve left a ton off this list. Tell me in the comments. Come on. You know you want to. 🙂
I decided with the new year, I’d start blogging more regularly. Seems easy, right? A few words on the blog every day and a routine. Easy? I’m not trying to get out of my resolution to blog. Nope. I’m not. But I’m the kind of person who needs a routine.
Sounds odd, doesn’t it? I just blogged yesterday (the other day? I’m not sure) about how I don’t have a routine for writing. I don’t. I have general times I try to write and times I tend to get words down, but it doesn’t always work out the way I want.
Then what’s so different about the blogging thing? I had a plan, you see. I’d get up when I have to with the tot, do the EDJ stuff, then write the blog. If I got lucky and got the blog done the night before, then great. If not, then I’ve got the time in the morning to do it. Easy. Notice I keep saying it’s easy? It’s one of my mantras to get this ball rolling.
It’s not easy, though. January brings all sorts of curve balls. First, the other holidays. I love MLK Day and I’m glad we celebrate it, but it’s heck on the schedule. Still, I’m not complaining. What I don’t always like…the snow days. I love snow. It’s pretty to look at, but it’s not fun to drive in. I’m okay with taking days off because the weather is horrible. I get it. But it’s murder on the schedule and routine. I know what I have to do, but the temptation to go back to bed, to be lazy and not get anything done is so great. Can you tell sometimes I have no willpower, too? Hehehehe.
But I’m trying. I gave myself last week off sort of to get into a routine. Psyche myself up kind of thing. So far, this week has been promising. I might even get a Saturday post in and a cover reveal on Sunday. Hey, it’s been known to happen.
What about you? Are you a schedule kind of person or the type that lets things happen the way they do? Maybe you’ve got tips for keeping the schedule I could use. Or you’ve got photos of hot guys for inspiration. Grin.
I’m blogging for the first time over at Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas and Dudes. Check it out on the 10th of every month. This time around, I’m introducing myself and talking about my book, Sparkling New Year. Come on over. I’m thrilled to be part of this blog and in the company of such fantastic authors.