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Wicked Redemption

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Maggie Webb gaped at the man who was murdering her. Except for the bloody gouges she’s put there with her nails, his face was flawless.More than flawless…unmistakably beautiful. She would die now. Smooth, tanned skin stretched over chiseled cheekbones, a hawk-like nose, a squared clean-shaven jaw.The rage in his eyes was beyond comprehension.It was alive, a living, pulsing, insurmountable life force. She clamped her hands on his wrists but was powerless against stopping the pressure he put on her throat. Her grip left a clammy trail from his wrists to his fingers.She couldn’t pry them loose. She would die now. The thought was surreal.What had she accomplished with her life?No children.No husband.Not even parents who spoke to her. The ache at the base of her larynx increased, the pressure in her brain almost too much to bear.In a desperate attempt for air, she slammed the back of her head against the base of the doorjamb, nearly knocking herself unconscious.It accomplished nothing.He sunk …

Excerpt to Stranger In His Bed - Historical Romance

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“I won’t hang for horse thievery?” “No.His owner knows I have him.” “He’s stolen?” “Borrowed.” Angus still didn’t believe her, but he resumed combing.Several moments passed in silence. He couldn’t keep quiet any longer.“You got a husband?” “That’s very bold!” “It’s a simple question.” She didn’t answer right away.Finally she said, “I’m not in a relationship.No.” Angus set the comb down.He couldn’t ignore the part of him which was glad.Not that she’d ever have anything to do with him either.That, he was sure of. “What if I bought out your indenturement?” “I’m not—”She pulled the quilt higher on her neck and turned to face him.“Why would you do that?” “Why not?” “Because.I’m a complete stranger.” “No, you’re Cat Sterling, peck of trouble shown up on my doorstep.Ever think that maybe I feel some responsibility toward you?” “Well, don’t.”She frowned.“I can take care of myself.” “Uh-huh, looks like it.”He tried to hide his smile, but he was beginning to enjoy himself.“Ever consider that I might be a gen…

Down to the wire

This is my last work day and I have five days off for Christmas. I’m so excited.Work will be exciting today.The buzz of happiness that starts welling up in everyone.I love this about Christmas. Love it! I had a lot of plans for the weekend, last minute details for Christmas, running around doing that, meeting friends for coffee, etc.However, they’re predicting quite a snowstorm Saturday so I’m putting plans on hold until perhaps Sunday.We’ll see.If it’s snowy, I stay inside.I hate winter driving, hate having my feet wet (and even if I wear boots I always somehow manage to get my feet wet), hate being cold, scraping off the car, all that comes with snowiness.So I will most likely write Saturday and finish wrapping gifts. I’m hoping to get a huge chunk of the second draft of my Soul Catcherseries done this weekend, along with plotting a new and potentially HUGE paranormal series, plotting book 1 anyway. So that’s the scoop.If I don’t blog beforehand, and I’ll try to, have a wonderful Chri…
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Lots of work done

Sunday I got up early and braved the dreaded superstores in order to finish my Christmas shopping in one trip.I was about thirty miles from home because I basically live in the middle of nowhere.I brought my pretty green loose leaf notebook and my laptop and stoped at a Panera Bread in the city.It was late morning and the place waspacked.I ordered coffee and a four cheese bagel and found a small booth in the back corner where I unpacked my notebook and laptop. My current work in progress involves a pocket watch, an old one at that, and because I have know nothing about antique watches, I have the green notebook full of reference material; information on watch gears, manufacturers, how to take oneapart and put it back together, etc.I spread my notebook out and sorted through my pages of scribbling and sticky notes and constructed about ten pages involving watches. This was probably the hardest part of the story for me, something I was really dreading, mostly because I was afraid of maki…

Big sigh of relief

I finished my Christmas shopping this weekend.  Whew...  I get stressed about what to buy people.  I worry they won't like it.  I fret over it until I can't stand it.
Yesterday I found three things that I know the hubster will love.

So I just have to enjoy the holidays.  That is the only thing left.  Only I need to get book 1 in the Soul Catcher series done before end of year.  So the next weeks will be busy.  But I'm accomplishing things, so life is good.

Holiday goals

The week passed by before I realized that this blog post was due.I’ve struggled to come up with a holiday topic that was both unique and interesting.I’ve thought about the 2012 goals that I set for myself both personally and professionally, and while there were not a lot of them there was one huge goal and that was to get back to writing again. I’ve done that and am so glad I’ve struggled through.I am actively writing again, not only writing, but I’ve completed another book this year, something I didn’t expect.Buying our house was another big personal goal.The move was a huge issue in my writing going out the window.So I’m happy to be back.Happy to be in our new home.Little things have meant big things to me and I am very grateful. So onward in this blog post.The holidays are upon us, and most of us make holiday goals.I was no different.Some of the things I did NOT do this holiday season: Donate time to charity.Time? What time?Yeah, that one didn’t even stand a chance. Bake.Trying to k…

Goals

I like to make goals for the coming year every December.Usually after I get caught up with my holiday things that need doing, like Christmas shopping, wrapping, sending out Christmas cards, etc.I’m pretty well on track for everything Christmas which is really wonderful and unusual being so early in December.So today I’m turning my attention to goal setting and the things I need/want to accomplish in 2013.I’ve just begun writing a new series, tentatively titled my Soul Catcher series.This is a paranormal erotic series.I want to write all three books in that group.That’s one goal that will take me through a good portion of the year. I also want to delve into self-publishing.Not to say that I’m giving up my publishers.I’m not, I just want to try a different avenue for certain new books I have on the burner.I’m really excited about it and I’ll talk more on that later as new developments unfold.

Knee deep in work

Good morning world!I’m up super early writing the second draft of my newest paranormal, which I’m tentatively calling “Soul Catcher”.Not loving that title, but it’s a working title for the moment.I will say the book is by far different from what I’ve written in the past.Sometimes I wonder where my mind wanders off to, and with this book, I wonder if I need to get it a kid leash to tug it back to reality. LOL! After Soul Catcher I’m diving into Charmer, my long coming carnival set historical.I say long time coming because I’ve been writing this book on and off for about ten years.I just wasn’t right all this time, but now I’ve finally figured out the hero’s backstory, which he’s been kind enough to share with me (finally!) and I’m looking forward to getting it down on paper/screen.

End of Year

Yesterday, I drove to Syracuse to attend the Central New York RWA chapter meeting.I always dread the drive into the city.I hate driving anyway, but the trek seems so long.I always am glad I went, though.Yesterday was no different.We had our annual Christmas party, where were eat wonderful food and go over our goal we made the past year so see where we are, what we’ve accomplished, and how far we need to go for the upcoming year.It’s very motivating, and oftentimes you get to reconnect with writers you might not see all year.So, as usual, I’m really glad I went, despite the long drive. I finished my draft of Soul Catcher (still not sure with that title) and am hard at work into the edits.I’m hoping to have it available by Halloween 2013 at the very, very latest.Hopefully sooner.I was thinking of releasing it as a novella, but I also have two short stories I could punch up in time and release the three as an anthology.Still not sure. I’m also editing Charmer which is a very long histori…