Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Frown Among Smiles

Why is it that no matter how hard you try to smile some days, nothing will pop up but a frown? Do you ever have days like that?

I've always lived under the impression that all things happen for a reason. Well.... today I'm questioning that philosophy. Why you ask? Because yesterday I had the great honor to enjoy a totally relaxing afternoon downtown, with a friend, at one of the locally owned coffee shops. We chatted with a retired couple that sat across from us while soaking up the ambiance of the area. All of this was well and good, but on the way home my car decided to start flashing with the "check charging systems" light. Yay! I say to myself, because of course things have been going in the right direction lately so it was time for a bit of disaster to hit, right? Right. I'd been what? A whole week without something bad happening. Record breaking, I'd say. lol.

Anyway, it just so happens that the friend I was with has a connection to a mechanic. Woohoo! Always good to have one of those around. So, we get to where he can check things out and of course does the car give him any trouble or signs of a problem? NO! So I head home noticing that the further I drove the dimmer my lights were getting. I turned onto the road the house is on and the car just quit. No warning. Nothing. I coasted into the driveway and am now awaiting a visit from the mechanic. Thank goodness he's willing to come look at it on a Sunday since not only do I need a way to work tomorrow, but I'm blocking others in the driveway, as well. Granted I would have parked on the street had it not been for the fact there were no spots available for me to coast into at that time of the evening and I certainly didn't think I'd be able to turn around and come back while having no power. Not that I didn't want to channel my inner "author goddess" and write a whole different outcome to the situation. Wouldn't that be nice, if we could do such a thing.

So, as I said in the beginning, smiles are very hard to come by today and the idea that it all happens for a reason? Okay, so maybe Sir "A" (what we'll call our friendly mechanic) will have a single, good-looking, eligible friend along to help him out and said friend will be knocked over by my goddessness and fall at me feet in lurve. Bahahahahahaha I'm sure that'll happen since I'm in old sweats and no make-up today and lets not forget the glasses instead of contacts. But one can dream, right? Yep!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time Flies

It amazes me how time flies by. Here I thought I had all kinds of time until the scheduled release date of Theirs to Have (book two of the Ackerman Security series) and yet, there are only four days left for me to get everything finalized. I guess that means I need to get my backside in gear and double check everything.

My edits are finished, I'm just waiting on my editor to give last minute changes, if any, need to be made. I'm crossing my fingers that we are good to go so I can get busy on book three. 

If you haven't read Hers to Have yet, I highly recommend you start with it and then move on to the second book. I admit that the third book in the series is not who I had planned to write about, but it is taking on a life of its own, so I couldn't argue with this particular character when they slapped me upside the head and said, "Hey! It's my turn." 

I had the distinct honor of being told I was nominated this week for the Author After Dark Awards in the category of author of the year (contemporary romance) for Hers to Have. Being nominated is an incredible feeling and I humbly thank the person responsible for the nomination and for working up this fabulous artwork for me...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Whispering Wednesday

(Whispering a tease to you from: Theirs to Have an Ackerman Security Novel book two)

Instantly his body reacted to the feel of her torso pressing against his. He cursed himself for such a reaction. This wasn’t the time for something like that. But all the same, his body didn’t agree with his brain because he was hard as a freakin’ rod of steel. Not to mention the fact that he was having trouble bounding up the stairs without groaning in pain from his cock being smashed by his zipper. Yeah, he’d probably have a permanent impression of the metal teeth along the length of his manhood. Sometimes he second guessed going commando and this was one of those times.