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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!

I have exciting news to share. For the first time, I’ve written something brand new for publication. This story has never been posted on any website or forum before. It’s called “A Crack in the Ice” and is a sequel to “Uncovering the Ice”. See below for the book description.

cover page 1st draft

“After a year, Sean Bertrand, hockey player, and Vanessa Landon, erotica writer, are still blissfully in love. Things between them seem to be progressing just as they should. Until the unthinkable happens: Sean is traded to another team. Separated by thousands of miles and divided by miscommunication, their relationship starts to crumble. They need to find a way through this or their once serendipitous romance may finally have reached its breaking point.”

It’s currently only available for sale on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. Hopefully it won’t take too long to be posted up at the iTunes bookstore and the Nook Book store as well, but as soon as I see them there, I’ll let you know.

Anyway, I hope you venture over to the websites to view the free sample downloads and perhaps that’ll be enough to inspire you to buy it. If you do buy it, please, I encourage everyone to leave an honest review on the websites. I have no other means of advertising and reviews mean everything. So please take the time to leave a review. It doesn’t have to be some long diatribe about what you liked or didn’t like, just a few words would be wonderful. Plus, I just like knowing if you enjoyed it or not. 🙂

Thank you again for following along. I have been rather absent of late, and I promise, it’s only because I’m spending all my spare time writing and editing. I hope everyone is doing well and surviving the start of the season of Big Eating. Anyone else od’d on candy and chocolate from Halloween? Me too!

As always, take care and happy reading!

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Publication News!

I’ve got some big news to share. Well, sort of big. Well… It’s big news to me. 🙂

Anyway, if you’ve been a reader of my work for some time, you may remember a little story called “Uncovering the Ice.” It featured a writer named Vanessa, and the hockey player, named Sean, who emails her after reading one of her stories on-line.

At one time, I had this story published as part of an anthology called “Melting the Ice”, along with two stories by Eve McFadden. I’ve reworked it a bit, returning a lot of my original material from before that publication, and polished it up to offer as a stand-alone book! It’s now available to buy at the Amazon Kindle store. You can visit the website here. For now, it’s only available on Kindle. I’m working on getting it ready for sale on Smashwords, Nook Books, Kobo and the iTunes bookstores, and I’ll let you know as soon as it becomes available there.

If you buy it, or even if you remember it from before, please consider taking the time to leave a comment on the Amazon page. Comments and reader feedback is what we indie authors rely on to push our stories. Also, if you’re hemming and hawing over buying it, maybe this will convince you: at the end is a sneak preview of a forthcoming sequel to “Uncovering the Ice.” 😉

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, here’s the info:

cover page 2nd draft

Vanessa is a romance novelist but in her spare time, she indulges in her passion for hockey by penning hockey-themed erotica that she posts to an erotica website. When her hockey crush, Sean Bertrand, stumbles upon her stories and reacts negatively, she thinks he’s nothing but a crazy person. Their correspondence goes on and against the odds, they get to know each other, even like one another. But will the passion in Vanessa’s stories translate to real life or will the fantasy fall flat?

So now, I’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of your day, evening or whatever time of day you’re in. 🙂

Take care and happy reading!

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Nothing But All-Stars

It’s been a lovely, relaxing weekend so far for me. I’ve done some writing/editing – quite an accomplishment for me, as you all know 😉 – and I’ve been reading a really interesting new book for my next book club gathering. It’s called “The Gargoyle” by Andrew Davidson and I’m 3/4 finished now. It’s different and very well-written. If you’re looking to check out something new, I’d recommend this one. Although, I haven’t read the ending yet so I’ll reserve my final judgment on the book until then. Sometimes the ending can ruin a book you’ve otherwise enjoyed up to that point.

In other news, I’m sure some of you have been following the NFL all year and maybe are going to be hunkering down this evening for the Pro Bowl. I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl next weekend, as the outcome for that game seems so uncertain. Should be a good match-up.

For my part though, I’m obviously more interested in the NHL All-Star festivities. Every year, I enjoy the timing of my birthday and the All-Star weekend. This year, my birthday fell on a Thursday and that was the night of the pond hockey-style player draft for the two opposing teams. And of course, who do I share my birthday with? Only the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. Of course, he’s 51 to my…much younger age. 🙂

In my opinion, the All-Star game itself isn’t terribly exciting. Sure, it’s kind of fun to see so many superstars in one place, and it’s entertaining to see them run up such high scores – maybe not for the goalies, but hey, it’s just a fun game, right? For me, the fun part of All-Star weekend is the Skills competition.

That is where they’re allowed to have the most fun, where they’re more relaxed and more likely to crowd-please with their antics and talent. And this year, the best part was listening to Carey Price, goalie for the Montreal Canadiens. He’d been miced up for the competition and also had a radio connection to the TV announcers, so they were able to ask him questions and get his feedback about other players. It was fun, and different, for sure.

Of course, all this is just procrastination for my own writing, even if I did consider – briefly! – writing an “Ice” story about the All-Star weekend. 🙂 I’m always trying to work on something and I’m still trying to get back into a rhythm of some kind. Easier said than done, I suppose. It’ll happen but in the mean time, I’ll keep watching hockey and I’ll keep teasing you about new stories.

Like this one I’ve been contemplating for a couple months now… It starts with… Well, I don’t think I’ll say. Don’t want to give you a teaser only to make you wait for the full story. 😀

As always, take care and happy reading.

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