Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I'm thrilled to host Lee Strauss for the release of her new book, Sun and Moon. Read all the exciting details below...There's also a giveaway!
Sun & Moon by Lee Strauss
(Book One in the Minstrel Series)

If you’re a fan of the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, ABC television’s Nashville or Colleen Hoover’s upcoming novel, "Maybe Someday", the Minstrel Series is for you!

The Minstrel Series is a collection of contemporary romance novels set in the singer/songwriter world. The books are companion novels, with shared settings and characters, but each are complete standalone stories with a HEA (happily ever after) and no cliffhangers!

She has a past. He has a secret.
Katja Stoltz is a risk-taking singer-songwriter hoping to make it in the indie music scene in Dresden, Germany. Micah Sturm's a brooding uptown banker on a quest.

Driven to the streets, Katja is picked up by Micah - but he doesn't want what she thinks he does.

There’s an undeniable attraction between them, a gravitational pull they both struggle to resist. Katja knows she mustn’t fall in love with this handsome enigma. There’s something dark lurking beneath the surface. He could be dangerous.

And even if her life isn’t on the line, her heart most definitely is.

*not erotica - no explicit sex or coarse language

Buy now!

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card, MP3s of all four songs featured on Sun & Moon, and a 12 month calendar from Dresden, Germany featuring many of the settings found in Sun & Moon.

Dresden, Germany

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Randomness, Anyone

I've been busy, writing, working, mothering, and performing all the other ...ing's in my life. So, I thought I'd share what's been up because, really, my brain is fried from work today. And here we go:
1. I finished reading Crossed by Ally Condie. It was not my favorite book but it was still good. Why did I not love it? The pacing was off to me. I actually skipped a few paragraphs, while our MC discussed the color of the landscaping around them in vivid detail. I love description but I like it to a minimum. Still, I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Coincidentally, I still have not read Allegiant. My oldest daughter bought me Insurgent for Christmas (She just started the series) and thought that I hadn't read it yet. I have it on my Kindle so she made an honest mistake. *pumps fist at her behind her back* I guess I'll get to it one day.
2. I'm reading, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green now. I know that I'm probably a little late with this one. I read the first five chapters of this book a while ago and loved the voice. But I knew I wasn't ready to read it yet. I picked it back up a few days ago and will finish it this time. It's not that I think it will be hard because of the writing. I adore Hazel (the MC and Augustus) I just have an aversion to crying. But I think this one might be a tear-jerker.  

3. Author, Kitsy Clare, is debuting the cover for her new NA novella, Model Position. The novella will be available on Feb. 20 for purchase. It’s a totally swoon worthy cover. Check it out here! That cover has me itching to read the contents. I've already added it to my TBR on Goodreads.

4. I found a professional editor for my MS, Finding Me. I'm so excited and nervous. I found her while reading a post over at Quanie Miller's blog. Thanks, Quanie!

What have you been up to? Read any good books lately?

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


I've made a decisions.

And I'm going to stick with the decision I've made because I feel, at least for now, it's what's best for me. I posted a few months ago, that I was thinking of self-publishing. I've given the traditional route about as much as I can.

For now.

I've queried countless agents. I've gotten a few requests for fulls. I've even gotten a few, "I like this but I can't sell it." While I tried to remain positive and encouraged, it was a struggle. Each rejection was like a slap in the face...telling me I'm not good enough. Give up! But that's the thing: I can't give up. This is my passion. I don't think I could even function without writing anymore.

So, I'm going to self-publish my first book: Finding Me. I'd be the biggest liar if I didn't admit that I was nervous.

I'm terrified.

But I believe in my story. I've had three different CP's (no family or friends), three beta readers, and I've even posted the first five chapters on Critique Circle and I've gotten positive feedback. Well, after the MS was eviscerated a few times. So...

I'd like to share the opening line to Finding Me:
The weirdest day of my existence started with a kiss.

What are you ready for in 2014? Anticipating any big events or moments. Please share.

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!