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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Not enough hours to go around

One of my staff members at work came up
with great idea for those days (6 1/2 out of 7)
when I have more to do than there are hours in
a day.  I mentioned I really, really wanted to
find a few minutes here and there to post on my
blog.  Her suggestion was when I don't have
the time to sit and think of something to post to
put up one of the gazillion pictures I take.
I love scenic pics, sunsets and just about any
angle that might suggest nature ...
So between when I have time to sit and write
I'm going to do just that.

Here's a few from one of our many hikes through
Algonquin Park

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I've decided with all of the new releases I have
coming out, I'm going to celebrate by
having a draw and giving away:





All you have to do to be entered
in the draw is follow my blog.

I'll draw the winner on 
December 30th

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mystic Perceptions excerpt

Twenty days until it's released!

Here's an excerpt:

Jac looked around the empty parking lot, not even sure why anyone would ever be here. Glancing back at the two men sitting in the car, they’re going to think you’re crazy. She turned and walked over to the spot that had been pointed out to her.
It wouldn’t be the first time someone thought she was crazy, she frowned at the broken asphalt ground, and it probably wouldn’t be the last.
Taking a deep breath, she knelt down and placed both hands on the ground. There were glimmers of vibrations. She focused harder, nothing solid enough to grab a hold of. Moving her hands slowly, she tried a few more places.


“What is she doing?” Reid growled.
Brent shrugged. “I’m not sure.” He looked over in the direction she was looking. “Does she see something in the field?”
Looking away from her Brent studied his partner. “Why exactly are we doing this again?”
Reid rubbed his forehead quickly, and then glanced back to her. “Because we’re out of ideas - and she has looked at the same things we’ve looked at all along and come up with something to follow every time.”
Nodding Brent turned back to look at her. “She’s presently looking at an empty field, surrounded by nothing - pretty sure she’s seeing the same thing we did here.” He watched as she walked slowly back towards them. “Why do we have to wait in the car?”
“I don’t know.” The frustration was clear in his voice.
Both men swung around in their seat to look at her when she got in the back seat. Briefly she smiled. “Next.”
Giving his partner a scoffing look Brent turned back around.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wrapping up summer

I can't believe it's the middle of August already!
Where did the summer go?
The last month is a blur of what felt like one really
long day.  With the crazy hours at work and trying to 
keep up with the kids, I don't think I've stopped more
than once to just sit and do nothing.
Holidays and vaca's will soon come to an end, so life
at work will slow back down until the snow flies, so 
I should be able to be missing from the cafe for a day
here and there.  
The kids are back in school in a few weeks, which
means from 8am to 4 pm I will know where they are
and they won't be phoning me every ten minutes to
ask if they can go do this and that.
I'd like to say I'll get to rest, but I've done myself in
on that front quite thoroughly.  In seven months time
I have five books (so far) being released - so it's a
circle of non-stop edits right now!

Mystic Perceptions is finished (except maybe a wee
tweak here and there after the copy editor is finished).
I'm hip deep in the edits for Salvation and any day now
I expect to start the first rounds for Harvest Dreams.
Here's a summary of what is going to be holding my 
attentions - just insert 'edits' before each release date.

Mystic Perceptions Book I in Hidden Senses Trilogy
- Class Act Books September 15
Promotional Blog Tour Sept 20-Oct 1st
Salvation - Eternal Press October 7
Promotional Blog Tour Oct 18-29th
Harvest Dreams Book III in the Magic Seasons series
-Class Act Books January 15
Promotional Blog Tour Jan 17-28
Twice Cursed - Whiskey Creek Press February 15
Beltane Magic Book I in the Magic Seasons series
(re-released) Class Act Books March 15

And before that list is complete I will probably have
more to add to it as I'm waiting to hear back on three
other submissions and I'm still writing (it may be a little
as 500 words a day sometimes, but I'm still moving

 So if I'm missing from loops, chats, facebook, twitter 
and all other means of the net social world ... know
I have really good reasons!!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Trilogy

The first story in this trilogy comes out soon.
September 15 at Class Act Books

Mystic Perceptions

Jacinda Brown keeps to her safe existence doing investigative
research, avoiding people and places with people. To most,
it appears she has a normal life; blending completely
undetected in her lonely continuation.

She doesn’t investigate people; she can’t get that close.
Through her hand she can feel emotions, thoughts.
With a touch she can see what has been.

 Unfortunately fate tosses her into a situation where
her carefully guarded secret and her own conscience
are at war when she finds herself working with detectives
to find a killer.
Jacinda clashes with the very strongly grounded detective,
Reid Merritt, destiny has forced her to work with.

At some point he begins to matter, making her decision
harder. Will he look at her with abhorrence, like she’s
some sort of freak when she’s through?

When the fifth murder happens, Jacinda makes the
decision to use her gift to find the killer. She doesn’t
let herself think of how she’s going to suffer afterward,
the consequences that will curse her again, the chance
she’ll be giving up everything and starting all over.
She just thinks of finding some justice and stopping a killer.

What will be the price, this time, for the ability she doesn’t want?

I'll be posting some excerpts over the next month, so
stay tuned.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

At Dawn's Reading Nook

I'm over at Dawn's Reading Nook today
talking about ... well, my writing, my books
and oddly enough me!

Stop by and say hi!