Thursday, 28 May 2015

First Copy!

I received the first copy of my book in paperback!
I am completely over the moon right now!
To be able to see the finished product is absolutely incredible :)

It will be available to order June 4th!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Just over a week to go!

It's only a little over a week now before the debut of Alluring Song. I am very excited and terrified at the same time! This book means so much to me.

I am still hopeful I will meet my Thunderclap goal!
Click Here to Join my Thunderclap!
It is literally just a few clicks. No obligations. No spam. You will only receive a message that my book is available on June 4th. That's it! I really need support :)

This week I have been tackling the marketing side of releasing a book ... ugh. I would like to think I am slowly making progress but at this point I'm still unsure. This is the biggest hurdle! There are so many talented writers, it is hard to get noticed!

I am trying to find people who are willing to post reviews for me on Amazon and Goodreads. This is the best way to get your book noticed by readers. The trouble is finding people who can. There are so many bloggers out there who do book reviews but they get swamped with requests. It feels like I sit in front of the computer for hours at a time and accomplish nothing. This process is definitely not encouraging :(

I dream of the day a publisher does this part for me so I can focus on my writing.
The one part I know I am good at and absolutely love!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Alluring Song is Available for Pre-order!!

I am excited to announce that Alluring Song is now available for Pre-order!
You can find it by the links below, depending on what format you prefer :) (Ebook for Kindle) (Ebook for Kindle) (Ebook for Kindle) (epub for Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, and Tablets) (Mobi for Kindle) (As well as other formats)

*Paperback will be available on Amazon June 4, 2015 (Not available for pre-order)

If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Wait Is Almost Over!

Alluring Song will be available June 4th!

Raised in seclusion, Lorelei is suddenly taken forcibly from the only place she has ever known. Her captors, led by a man named Crewe, become enamored of the fair Lorelei, except the warrior named Ajax, who refuses to accept her innocence. Suspicions lead him to act upon deep-rooted instinct. Lorelei can feel his distaste for her, almost palpable in the air, while she struggles against the confusing feelings he stirs within her. Everything about Ajax appeals to her, while he seems intent on causing her harm.
Ajax, bred from a lineage thought to be only myth, struggles between his nature and the intense desires that Lorelei inflames within him. Her very being causes him to question everything he believed to be true. When Lorelei is taken from his grasp, and her life is threatened, he realizes he will stop at nothing to save her, even if it is at the risk of his own life.
The notorious Teller arrives at Falls Landing, making strategically violent moves against the crown, causing fear and doubt to stir in the hearts of the people. Fueled by a vengeance so fierce, Teller has woven an intricate plan for the demise of the royal structure, the king, and the true target of his hatred.
The once-proud King Brom spirals into the web of lies and deceit his own wife, Queen Peronell, has spun around him. His ability to rule the kingdom comes into question as he encounters threats that infiltrate his realm. The truth of his downfall soon confronts him, and he is left to face what will remain.
Prince Arthur struggles with dark urges that threaten his sanity. His thirst for pain, pleasure, and the taste of blood begin to control him. When his secretive mother reveals the truth of his existence, he embraces his nature, even biting the hand that feeds him. His fascination soon turns toward the mysterious beauty that shows up at his door, and he will destroy anything that gets in his way.
All paths collide, and Lorelei finds herself in the middle of a struggle for power. She must face the truth of her creation, confront the powers that seek her, and face the new world that has forever changed from the protective walls of her forest. The dangers that surround her have been in play long before Lorelei was born, but they have been awaiting her arrival. Lorelei will also discover something that gives her the strength to face all that confronts her, her heart holding the key.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

2 weeks!!

In exactly two weeks I will officially be published!

Now that I am into the thick of getting my book published I will never be able to look at a book the same again. I have always appreciated books because I have always loved to read and write but until you actually know whats involved for an author to publish their work, you cannot truly appreciate what they went through to have that final product available to readers.

There is so much heart in every book, so much time invested, and so much determination. It really is wonderful!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Almost Halfway There!

I am very slowly working toward my goal of getting 100 people to sign up for my book launch announcement. Thanks again for everyone who has taken the time to support my message. I really appreciate your help!

Sorry I have to harass everyone but a thunderclap announcement only works if you reach the minimum of 100 people. So If I don't get there, the message will not be released, and no one will know that my book is out there waiting to be read and loved :)

For anyone who has not signed up yet. It is only a few clicks and you would receive the announcement on June 4th that my fantasy book, Alluring Song, is available. (It is just an announcement, no obligation to buy)

I have had wonderful reviews by those who have had an early read ... Did I mention that it is recommended for readers 18+. Who doesn't like a good story with adult content?

Sign Up Here For My Book Launch Announcement!

Saturday, 16 May 2015


I had to paint a picture for a local auction. I wasn't sure what I should paint that would appeal to everyone ... After giving it some thought I came up with a deer. What do you think? Safe choice?

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Please Support My Debut As An Author!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...Yes I am begging. Since at this point I am a nobody in the big wide world of authors, I need to at least make a little splash when I jump in on June 4th when my book, Alluring Song, is released.

I have 23 wonderful people helping me out. I still need 77 by June 4th to meet my minimum goal of 100 supporters!

Even if you are not much of a reader of fantasy, don't like to read books about worlds were the impossible exists, magic is a way of life, violence and unending action, love and romance... basically "The Princess Bride" meets "Spartacus" with a healthy dose of magic, you can still sign up to be notified for the release of my book Alluring Song because someone on your friends list might find out about it and fall in love! Wouldn't you like to be responsible for someone finding their next favorite book... Is this working? :)

All you have to do is click on the following link or the one in the right side bar and click join...Support with facebook, or twitter, or tumblr and then on June 4th it will just post the message that you see when you join, on your timeline. That's it!!

Alluring Song Release Announcement By Thunderclap

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Shattered by J.L. Drake

Today I am reading the second book in J.L Drake's Broken Trilogy, released today :)

Jodi has been an amazing source of guidance and wisdom through this journey for me. She always answers all my questions, regardless of how silly they are or how busy she is.

It is so wonderful to find support in this industry. It is not easy to navigate when you have no experience. She definitely made is seem a lot less scary :)

Broken (Broken Trilogy, Book 1) by J.L. Drake
Shattered (Book 2)
Mended (Book 3) Coming June 2015!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Sign Up For My Book Launch Announcement!

I have had 20 wonderful people sign up for my book launch announcement! Thank you so much for your support. I still need 80 more to reach my goal by June 4th, my book launch date, or the message will not be sent.
If you sign up, the message will be posted on your facebook, twitter, or tumblr account the day of and you will be able to find out all the details about my book. Paperback and ebook smile emoticon
No obligations. I just want to share my message! Please and Thank you!

Sunday, 10 May 2015


Thank you for sacrificing your ideal weight and flawless skin to bear the trophies of creating life
Thank you for forgoing sleep to bring comfort at all hours
Thank you for all your HARD work that is seemingly endless
Thank you for not judging other mothers because you know that things are not always what they seem
Thank you for your selflessness when it comes to the needs of your children
Thank you for standing tall despite the weight of the world upon your shoulders
Thank you for digging your heels into the ground and refusing to be swept away by the current
Thank you for giving your children strong foundations to build their lives
Thank you for giving your children the greatest gift of all, your love

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Book Teasers!

All of my book teasers for Alluring Song are now available for viewing in the right hand column, under the title, Pages!

Take a look and let me know what you think:)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

My Thunderclap Campaign!

Alluring Song Thunderclap Campaign

I have started a thunderclap campaign. For those of you who are not familiar with Thunderclap., it is a crowd-speaking platform to get a message out. I am using it to promote the release of my book, ALLURING SONG, coming June 4th!

If you click on the link, you can sign up for the  message to be posted to your  Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr account, whichever you prefer, on the day of my book release. The message on the campaign will be posted on your timeline.

I have signed up for a few campaigns for others, when you go through the steps it will ask for access to your friends list. This is strictly to keep stats on the social reach. Thunderclap will not spam you!

For the message to work, I need a minimum of 100 supporters. Please help me spread the word for my book release. I really appreciate the help! Thank you so much!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Release Date!

June 4, 2015!!

I have committed to a date. I was able to get a timeline from everyone that will be involved in the final steps and this is what I came up I have to make sure it happens :)

Monday, 4 May 2015

I'm am very excited about the developing plot that I am working on for my next book!
Today was full of brainstorming and developing characters. I love creating!

Friday, 1 May 2015

What's happening now...

I received my manuscript back from my editor, Allister Thompson (, this week! I was hard at work going through his edits...I may have a few bad habits when it comes to grammar :)

Allister is absolutely wonderful! He is extremely helpful and exceptional at what he does. He made all the necessary changes while preserving my style of writing. He also gave me very positive feedback. 

I am trying to determine a release date but this is such a new process for me. I am learning as I go. I am  planning for June 1st...I don't want to officially announce it until I know I can make it happen. Most of the final steps that need to be taken, are out of my control.

I sent my book to a few *beta readers to review it for me and then it needs a final proof before I can begin the process of getting it formatted for the different ebook applications as well as paperback for Amazon's "Print on Demand" option. In a week or two I hope to have a better idea of the time frame I need to complete all the steps. 

I will keep you posted!

  1. *Beta readers are not explicitly proofreaders or editors, but can serve in that context. Elements highlighted by beta readers encompass things such as plot holes, problems with continuity, characterisation or believability; in fiction and non-fiction, the beta might also assist the author with fact-checking.