“Sugar and Ice” – Update

Hello!

I’m happy to report (so soon!) that my latest release, “Sugar and Ice”, is now available at all the usual retailers for purchase now. You can buy it at Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble Nook Book Store, Kobo Books, and at the iTunes book store. I hope you take the time to check it out, and maybe buy it! If you do, please leave a comment on whichever site you purchase it from. It’s wonderful support for an indie author like me, who can’t afford much in the way of traditional advertising.

As always, take care and happy reading!

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Publication News – “Sugar and Ice”

Hello all! I have happy and exciting news to share with you. Available for purchase now is my latest release, an all new novel, “Sugar and Ice.” It stars some familiar characters, or at least they may be familiar if you’ve read “A Crack In the Ice,” and if you haven’t, now’s the perfect time.😉

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When a trade brings Rafe O’Brien back to Montreal, Eliza Murray isn’t sure what to think. Their past was a mixture of joy and heartbreak, and neither of them have quite learned how to move on. Then he walks into her bakery and all those old feelings rush to the surface.

Eliza has been trying to get over Rafe for years. She’s even dating again. But nothing feels quite right without him. When they see each other again, Rafe isn’t the same laid-back, romantic man she once knew. She doesn’t know how to deal with everything he makes her feel and she can’t help but wonder if this is their second chance.

From the moment he sets foot in Montreal, Rafe is bombarded with memories and heartache. He thought he’d moved on but one glimpse of Eliza and he’s lost again. He knows he wants another chance to prove how much she means to him but he has no idea what Eliza wants and he’s terrified that it isn’t him.

I’ll update as my new book becomes available at the other stores, but for now, it’s available at Amazon Kindle and on Smashwords. As always, I ask that you please, please write a review if you purchase my book. I am an indie writer, and can’t afford fancy marketing people and plans, so word-of-mouth and on-line reviews are all I’ve got. I’ll love you forever!

As always, take care and happy reading.

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New Sneak Peek

If you’ve read my latest “Ice” story publication, “A Crack in the Ice”, you might be familiar with the characters featured in my next story. I’m hoping to have this completed and ready for publication this spring or summer, but as always, I don’t make any promises!
Anyway, pop onto my Sneak Peeks page for a taste of what’s to come. The title is “Sugar and Ice.”

I hope everyone is enjoying what’s left of the weekend. As always, take care and happy reading.🙂

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Publication News!

Hello and Happy Holidays!

I have exciting news to share. I’ve been working on something for AGES it seems, and it’s finally ready. Now available on Amazon Kindle, the fourth in my adventure/spy series, affectionately known as TAITS, Duty and Deception. It’s been extensively reworked and revamped and edited to within an inch of its life, and now it’s available to read once again. Read on for the book description or click this link to go right to the Amazon Kindle page to purchase.

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“In the fourth book of the TAITS series, Cricket finally gets to show her teammates what she can do.

The smart, easy-going computer genius has always loved her place on the team, but lately, she feels like something’s missing. She convinces Rhodes to let her go on an undercover mission to bring in the guy who tried to kill her teammates in Montreal: Ivan Laratta. Cricket trains, studies his weaknesses and she knows she’s ready for anything. Anything but the way he makes her feel when they come face-to-face. Too bad he only knows her as Tabitha Cutter, mercenary-for-hire.

Ivan doesn’t know what to make of the mousy brunette when she shows up wanting to join his crew. All he knows is she’s smart and tough and he can’t stop thinking about her. There’s just something about her attitude and the way she’s always messing with her glasses. Everything about her gets under his skin and he finds himself letting her in, to his tough-as-nails crew and into his heart.

A big job takes them halfway around the world and it doesn’t take long for the dangers to pile up, or for the wicked chemistry between Cricket and Ivan to become more than a hot distraction. Before they know it, they’re running for their lives, pursued by numerous enemies, and Cricket is faced with a devastating choice: complete her mission, and do her duty by arresting Ivan, or turn her back on everything and everyone she cares for to be with the man she’s fallen for.”

In other news, the holidays are always a busy time of year. This year is no exception. I’ll be off and travelling again soon, not that that will change how often I post here.🙂 I will have my computer with me at all times though, so rest assured, I will always be hard at work on something. Next up, hopefully another ice story, maybe even something popping up for free on Lit. No pun intended.😀

As always, take care and happy reading, and a very Merry Christmas to everyone!

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Farewell to Summer

As the seasons change, and the nights grow longer, I can feel the change in the air. It’s getting cooler, it feels sharper when I step outside. I won’t be able to get away with my light jacket for much longer. We’ve been very lucky since September to have very little bad weather. Sure, the nights are cold and the temperatures just don’t get as high, but it’s been a really beautiful autumn. And now, with winter and snow on its way, I’d like to take a moment to share some of my warm summer and fall days with you.

I mentioned before how I worked part time this summer again, at the golf course I’ve worked at previously. It’s a beautiful course, with incredible views and this season was unbelieveable as far as the weather went. I think it only rained twice out of all the weekends I worked, and it wasn’t until September that we had some crazy inclement days. Forgive the quality of the photos. I took them on my cell phone and they don’t always come out as well as I hope.

Here’s the view from a tee from some time in August, I believe.

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Another from sometime in July or August.

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Here’s a couple from a rather misty morning. I think it was either early in the season (May) or possibly late in August.🙂

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Deer!

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And these are my favourites, from my last weekend working. It was beautiful, sunny, and the changing colours are apparent. (No, we don’t get the beautiful maple reds and deep maroons. Mostly it’s yellow and some orange, but still pretty, IMO.)

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Of course, I did mention there was some crazy weather early in September. In fact, the next one was from the Labour Day weekend. Yep. It’s snow! LOL, rest assured, it’s no longer there and we’re back to waiting for the real snow to arrive.

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Anyway, I hope you like these. I enjoyed my time there, even though it was hard work. Now, I can move on and look forward to the coming winter, with all the soft blankets, wam tea and cozy afternoons of reading and writing.

Take care, and happy reading.

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Deadlines

Hello! You look fantastic.🙂

It’s been ages since I’ve written and posted and I am sorry for that. It’s been a crazy year. I was working two jobs again and just got through my first week of work after a two week holiday. So I’m finally recovered enough to write! And just in time for NaNoWriMo, too.😉 (That’s National Novel Writing Month, for those who don’t know, and happens every November.)

I have been playing with the idea of writing something for NaNo, but I just don’t think I can give it the commitment required. It got me thinking about working for a deadline. I’m not good with that. Although, to be fair, I’ve never had to really work for a deadline. I write for myself, not a publisher and so I only set my own deadlines. As in, none.🙂 I wonder if I would accomplish more if I did have dates to meet and obligations. On the other hand, I wonder if I’d end up angry and frustrated, and unable to write, over having to meet a deadline. I have a hard enough time focusing without the added stress of a deadline. I know lots of people out there work for deadlines all the time, not just writers. They manage just fine. Or they might not, I don’t know either way.

In any case, I’m not writing about this now because I’m setting a deadline for myself. Or rather, not a firm one. I am going to make it my goal to work only on revising and editing the fourth in my TAITS series, “Duty and Deception” for the next few months. I want to try and do a couple pages every day and I’m hoping I’ll get it done and out there by Christmas. But that’s not a deadline!! I can’t make any promises.🙂 I’m too undisciplined for that.

Seeing as how I am done with my part time work at the golf course for the summer, I do hope to post more frequently on here and to maybe publish one or two stories aside from D&D. Again, no promises. As a lame excuse, today I’m tired because I was up super late last night playing Scrabble with my SO. I knew I had to stop and go to sleep when the letters all started to look the same. That, and when I started trying to use words like gbrzoo, and hugal.🙂

And on that note, I’m going to get a fresh coffee, and try to get some work done. I hope everyone is enjoying some fine fall weather and looking forward to next weekend!

Take care and happy reading.

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It’s Not Much, But…

You may or may not have noticed by lengthy absence from here over the past several months. I didn’t set out to ignore my blog for so long, but time got away from me. I said in my last post – or the one before it, I don’t remember! – that I’d only write again when I had something exciting to share. I’ve also been trying to focus all me energy on just plain writing, which for the past several months, id what I’ve done. I’m still eons away from publishing anything – stupid editing! – but it hasn’t left me much time to post on here. Until today!

Well, not that I have anything original to share today. Or exciting. Rather, I’m lamenting my lack of originality. I’ve attempted to write many posts over the last few months only to get halfway through and realize I’d already written about that before. I’ve written about editing, about books I love, and movies. I’ve discussed where ideas come from, how they grow, and how I write them down. All that and more. Now what? I can’t rehash old ideas because many of my opinions and processes haven’t changed. Maybe that makes me boring. So be it.

But here I am anyway, sharing once again.

During my absence, I’ve been mainly working on one big story. I mean big, as in long. I think it capped out around 140,000 words. I’m not bragging. It just took me that long to get from point A to B. It happens that way sometimes and I often don’t know how long a piece will be until it’s done. I wrote about that once. Why do I write short stories or long? It’s a whole new genre and subject matter for me, too. Also wrote about that on here once too. I also haven’t decided if I’m going to publish it to Kindle or simply post it on a website somewhere. Or here. Maybe I’ll share a tidbit today… Check out the “sneak peeks” section for that.

I asked my SO not long ago what I should write. He suggested I write about the movies I’d seen lately – not much – or how exciting all my favorite TV shows are these days. Speaking of which, who watches Game of Thrones? How heart-wrenching is this season? And who read or is watching Outlander? Amazing adaptation, right??? There. I discussed that too.😉

I told you this wasn’t going to be an original post or an exciting one. The truth is, I’m torn in so many different directions, personally, professionally and creatively, that focusing enough of my brain on a blog post has been next to impossible lately. Oh, and I’m working part-time at a golf course again this season. So there’s that too.

In any case, I didn’t want to stay absent any longer. I’ve received a few emails and comments (from here and Lit) from people wondering if I was still writing, and when I would have something new. Well, I am still writing, and that’s about it. I’m not quick enough to have something substantial to share, not yet, and apparently I’m not creative enough to come up with an original post here every week. So this is what you get. My bland update. I would finish by saying Go Flames, Go! but they didn’t make it all the way. Still love them!

Until next time, hopefully not so long next time, take care, and happy reading.

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