Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

It's Six Sentence Sunday again. For more snippets from other authors, visit Six Sentence Sunday

Here's my six. It's later in The Matchmaker. The heroine Bliss is meeting the hero for the first time.

She pivoted and promptly lost her balance. She was quickly caught up against a hard chest cloaked in dark blue. Tipping her head back, her eyes locked with icy blue ones fringed by thick platinum lashes. Full lips curled up in a sexy smile revealing perfect white teeth. “Hi, I’m Aric Ericson. Are you Bliss?”

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Six Sentence Sunday is this blog I came across after seeing it mentioned on the blogs of several other authors. Basically, on Sundays, authors post six sentences of any of their works (published or unpublished). This is my first time participating. For more information, visit their blog at Six Sentence Sunday.

So here are my six sentences. They're from my next book The Matchmaker.

     Bliss Barnes took another bite of her dulce de leche cheesecake. She was blowing her diet with this dinner but she might as well receive some pleasure from this torturous evening. Darius was gulping down his second glass of wine. She supposed she shouldn’t feel so resentful towards him, but she couldn’t escape the swamping feeling of disappointment. They’d been exchanging e-mails for three months before scheduling this date.
     She’d been anticipating meeting him from his second message. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I'm A Reader, Too

I consider myself to be a reader as much as a writer. I'm constantly on the lookout for a good book. (Buying a Kindle has only made this worse.) Before purchasing, I like to read excerpts and reviews. So, of course, I come across reviews for my own books. Today, I saw the review for Acting Witchy at Interracial Romance Book Reviews. I've bought quite a few books based on Theodora Taylor's reviews.

I appreciated that she complimented me on the the love scenes. Know whose love scenes I love? I'm really into Evangeline Anderson and Yvette Hines novels. I hope to be that good someday.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

To Aspiring Writers

To all the aspiring writers out there, I wanted to mention a tool that of late has become invaluable to me. It used to be that I would come up with an idea and write it down on a scrap of paper. After that I would either lose the paper or it'd get sick of the shifting pile of junk gathering on my desk. Finally, my husband mentioned Microsoft OneNote to me. I create tabs and keep all kinds of notes about each of my novels. I keep names, outlines, and research info there. So if I forget names or plot ideas, it's all there together. I love the convenience of it. And when I'm all done, it's fun to go back and look at the ideas and see what did and didn't make it into the story.

Editing Again

The Matchmaker was accepted at Sugar and Spice. I'll begin the first round of editing tonight.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


I finished The Matchmaker this morning. Guess I'll take a bit of a breather before delving into some sequels. This chair has got to be tired of my bottom.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I am very close to finishing my next novella. Honestly, I thought I'd be finished a couple of weeks back. I have this issue that when I am close to finishing one work, my mind suddenly becomes consumed with the idea for another story. So I have to take time out and get the other idea at least partially saved. At the moment, I have three or four distracting ideas bouncing around in my head. (Sequels to Acting Witchy, Whimsy, and a few other random thoughts that keep popping up.) These ideas come from other books that I read or movies and television. I often think, "But what if it had happened this way instead?" or "What if this had happened?" Then I have to think of a reason as to why it would have happened that way. 

My next novella will be entitled The Matchmaker. I can't recall the inspiration for this particular story. It's the combination of several ideas. When next I update, I hope to be able to say that it's complete and that I've submitted it for publication.