Saturday, July 19, 2014

Humbled


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I'm happy to announce Undefeated and The Sexy & The Undead are both finalist for 2014 Readers' Favorite awards. Undaunted and Claimed by Sin are finalist for a 2014 Golden Ankh. Any time something wonderful happens in my writing career, it makes me want to get personal and tell y'all how much I love y'all. Not to mention, it makes me want to tell you how much my books mean to me.

Let's start with Undefeated. It has been the biggest surprise of all my books. I love it. It came from a dark place inside me. It's the book that has the most of me in it, even going as far as having a personal experience from my life inside. I'll let you try to guess which it is ;-) Never in my wildest dreams did I think people would react as they have to it. I thought only my family would read it. For some reason, it's been the one people have reached out to me over the most. Thank you for loving my hardened fighters as much as I have.


The Sexy & The Undead is the opposite side of the spectrum. I wrote the first in the series coming off the depression of ending my "Sinners" series. It was heartbreaking saying good bye to characters who had been with me for so long. In response, I wrote what I feel is my funniest to-date story. Ella, Samuel, Tam and Freddie kept me roaring with laughter. I know my neighbors think I'm insane and way too many times I caught myself laughing in the grocery store when I thought up a new situation for the group of crazy super-naturals. Only God knows how happy it makes me to know it has brought joy to readers. I understand not everyone who reads my books will love me. Those of you who do love my books, you've made every exposure of my soul worth it. Every bad review and doubt I've suffered--you're worth it. If I gave you an escape from the harshness of life, for even a second, then it's all been worth it.


Undaunted and Claimed by Sin are new titles. There's no way I could've guessed they'd fly straight into the award-receiving category. How do I express the level in which I'm blown away by that? There aren't enough thank yous in the world. {{HUGS}}









Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today I have @LisaSuzanne24 #WTRAFSOG


How He Really Feels (He Feels, Book 1)

Julianne Becker is desperately in love with her boss, Nick Matthews. She has daydreamed about him since the day she first met him a year earlier, but she is firmly stuck in the friend-zone until New Year’s Eve, when the game completely changes and she finds out how Nick really feels about her. They embark on a sexy affair that’s everything Julianne ever dreamed of... except she can’t tell anyone about it. What will happen if anyone finds out about their secret relationship? And how will her lifelong best friend, Travis Miller, react when Julianne begins a relationship with someone who isn’t him?

How He Really Feels is a novel that explores relationships and love between coworkers and friends. It contains some adult situations and is intended for mature readers.

This is the first book in the He Feels Trilogy
 




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PRAISE FOR HOW HE REALLY FEELS

“I found myself completely lost in the story and hated when it had to come to an end… Romantic and steamy, a perfect combo.” –Nikki S., Winding Stairs Book Blog
“Lisa Suzanne was able to spin a love and lust filled storyline with so much feeling that my heart felt like it was literally bursting out of my chest!” –Kelly, Kiss and Tell Reviews
“This author has an excellent way of using dialogue between the characters.” –Emily, The SubClub Books Blog
“I feel the budding of a wonderful writer in our presence.” –Desiree, The Book Bar

 

EXCERPT

Who cared that I didn’t have anyone to kiss at midnight? The important thing was that this was the end of an old year and the start of a brand new one, and I had several goals in mind for this new year. The most important, of course, being Nick. I would find a way to push past this professional business friendship relationship we had formed. I would find a way to kiss him, hold him, make love to him in this new year.

It was my resolution, and I was determined to make it happen.

Everyone raised their glasses in the air and counted along, “Ten! Nine! Eight! Seven! Six! Five! Four! Three! Two! One! HAPPY NEW YEAR!” I glanced over at Lucy, whose lips were locked to Jake’s, and then Travis, who was kissing Brooke. I smiled, happy for my friends despite my lack of a man to kiss at midnight, when I felt a tap on my shoulder.

I turned around, and my heart stopped as my eyes met Nick’s. Utter shock hit me as I realized that he was actually here. And he looked fucking sexy in a black suit with a gray shirt under it, open at the collar. He had just a shadow of a beard, making him look rugged and manly, and his hair was mussed perfectly in every direction. I was so dazed that he was standing in front of me that I was rendered momentarily speechless.

The room suddenly got very quiet around me, and all I could do was stare at him. His eyes never left mine as he brought both of his hands up to cup my cheeks and I was certain at that moment that he was going to kiss me. My heart slammed into my ribs and then my eyes closed automatically as his lips brushed mine just once. Every nerve ending in my body was alight with electricity at our connection. He clutched me close against his chest in a quick embrace. “Happy New Year,” he murmured, his breath tickling close against my ear, sending shivers down my spine. And then, as if it had all been a dream, he was gone. 
 

INTERVIEW

Tell us a little about the book you have included in the What to Read after FSOG Gemstone Collection Three.
Lisa: I have included How He Really Feels, which is the first book I published. The follows Julianne Becker, who is in love with her boss and who has a lifelong best friend who is keeping a secret from her.
 
Is this book part of a series?
Lisa: Yes! It was originally intended to be a standalone, but I got so many questions about what happened next that I decided to expand the story. The first book doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, but the second and third books answer all of your questions. All three are now published and available for purchase!
 
Do you have any other books that you have published?
Lisa: Aside from the He Feels Trilogy, I have also published two standalone novels, Separation Anxiety and Side Effects.
 
When and why did you start writing?
Lisa: I have written probably since I was in high school. It has always been a hobby of mine, but I started to get serious about the idea of publishing once I got past my shyness and shared one of my books with my husband. He was the one who encouraged me to publish.
 
How long does it take you to write a book?
Lisa: It varies, but typically I can write a full-length novel (75-95K words) in about a month.
 
Are your characters or stories based on real people or completely made up?
Lisa: My characters are completely made up.
 
Do your character names just come to you? Or do you have to think about them?
Lisa: Typically character names just come to me. There have been a few times where I’ve had to really think about what name would fit perfectly for a character, but those tend to be secondary characters. The main ones usually just stand out to me in some way.
 
How do you come up with your titles?
Lisa: I agonize over titles. I had about thirty work-in-progress titles for How He Really Feels before it stuck. What I liked about it was the fact that it was ambiguous.
 
Is there a routine you have before you settle down to write?
Lisa: I have to have a drink (usually coffee in the morning, water during the day, and either wine, vodka, or cherry whiskey at night), and I have to have music.
 
Does your family know what you write?
Lisa: Yes, but it took me about six months before I told my parents my pen name. And the really funny thing is that my pen name is my first and middle name.
 
What would you do if your grandmother said she wanted to read your book?
Lisa: I’d give her a signed copy. I was pretty shy at first, but now that I’ve published five novels, I’m proud of what I’ve done.
 
While You Write:
Favorite Snack Food? Twizzlers or Pirates Booty
Drink of Choice? Water or Cherry Whiskey
Music or Silence? Music
Biggest Distraction? Facebook
 
LIGHTNING ROUND
Favorite Game Show?
The Price is Right
Favorite Reality Show? The Bachelor
Favorite 90s Band? Stone Temple Pilots
Whiskey or Vodka? I can’t make decisions like this
Favorite Song? Currently “Peace” by O.A.R.
Favorite book growing up? Freaky Friday
 
 

ABOUT LISA SUZANNE

Lisa Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels. She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”
 

CONTACT LISA SUZANNE

Web: http://www.authorlisasuzanne.com
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sexy and Absorbing


Blurb:

What does it take to secure a heart? Meet the men who know the answer—Smith Security Services.
 Shannon, Weave, and Bob all grew up together with the common goal of becoming the next big thing in MMA. Being the children of some of the biggest names in the fighting circuit cast huge expectations on each of them. In an attempt to find their own way in the world, they’ve ventured into the private security field.
 Ensuring the safety of their clients isn’t always an easy task. It’s a job made even more complicated when they meet an eccentric fashion designer, several drag queens, a few quirky F.B.I. agents, and end up uncovering a hot bed of black op activity.
 However, no amount of training could prepare them for their biggest challenge—hanging onto their hearts. 

Excerpt: 

Wire covered lights that hung from a concrete ceiling were the only part of the tunnels that registered in Gracie’s fog-filled brain. She tried to count them as they flew past, in attempt to cling to reality, but no matter how hard she blinked her eyes they refused to focus. The man who carried her in his arms was wearing black SWAT gear, and not an inch of his skin was showing. Finally, he stopped. She tried even harder to bring the world into focus but one section of her brain recognized that something horrible lurked on the other side of her shock. She continued to shy away from acknowledging it.
“Sorry about this, but I need to check you for injuries.”
His voice sounded soothing as he laid her gently on the floor and started stripping her out of her clothes. She barely registered the cold air as it hit her skin. She recognized she should be feeling embarrassed, or even outraged, but not a single feeling could penetrate her mind. He reached up, pulling his ski mask over his head. Then the sound of ripping Velcro rent the air as he tugged off a bulletproof vest. His eyes appeared wonderfully sweet, and she focused on their amber color, as if she were dangling from a lifeline.
“I’m Jacob Cook. Do you know your name?”
“It’s Gracie St. John,” she forced out the whispered words, and he nodded.
“Gracie, you didn’t take any direct hits but you’ve been grazed twice. It doesn’t appear to need stitches—it’s more of a severe burn mark. I realize you’re in shock and probably won’t be able to stand, but I need to get this blood off of you, okay?”
“Okay.”
He left the room and she started to scream for him not to leave her, but he was back as quickly as he left. He lifted her nude body into his arms and carried her into the bathroom where he had turned on the shower earlier. Then, in a move she wasn’t expecting, he stepped into the shower with her in his arms—fully dressed in combat boots and all. 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Which side will you choose?


Blurb:

(Science Fiction, love story, apocalyptic, alpha males, strong females, Cyborgs, futuristic, F/M & M/M, sexy romance)

A world on edge...
The “Cyborg” team has kept one eye glued to the unrest inside the A.I. community for some time. Each member understands the ramifications of a revolt. If war is declared, they could find themselves on the opposite side of the law. One tiny detail changes Miles’ stance. Solving the case he’s worked since meeting Alexia could be the deciding factor. Left with no other choice, Miles orders his second in command to move to plan ‘B’—Dr. Kiston Beck.
A woman caught in the middle...
Kiston has stood with the Androids since her teenage years. Her inside knowledge of Cryo-Zone—an all-droid community—could mean the difference between a war lost or won. Convincing her to go against all she believes to be right is another matter.
Kiston has no idea what the Cybernetics Agency thinks she possesses. There hasn’t been a human alive who cared to hear her opinion in years. The one detail she’s absolutely sure about is that they sent the wrong team member if they hoped to seduce the information from her.
Cyborg Two is every woman’s dream. His wide shoulders, alpha ways and smoldering glances leave her breathless. Unfortunately, his biggest flaw is one too many for Kiston. He believes she’s crazy.
But is it too late?
After a botched kidnapping, a concussion and near-death experience, can Miles and his team still convince Kiston to join them, or will their brand of friendship end up destroying the world?



Excerpt:

The worst things always happened to Kiston when she was minding her own damn business. She always steered clear of trouble and never intentionally put herself in harm’s way. Nonetheless, it seemed she was always dealing with some form of bullshit. Today was no exception. Clutching her purse to her chest with her tightly bound hands while sandwiched between two burly, combat-ready men, Kiston eyed the man sitting on the loveseat across from her with malice. He ignored her obvious hatred. Fucker.
“I find her reactions odd.”
Kiston had been so intent on killing the man with her death stare, when he spoke it caught her off guard. No one responded. He continued without encouragement.
“Most women would be screaming and crying. She is merely pissed.”
Great. She’d been kidnapped by a fucking genius. Rolling her eyes, she switched her attention to the door behind him, attempting to will someone to find her and ignoring the man’s golden gaze. He wasn’t a droid. In fact, none of the three men in the room moved like a machine, but their eyes glowed, proving they were all—at the very least—sixty-percent computerized. Of course, that tidbit of knowledge didn’t help explain why they’d stolen her from the street. On a normal day, she was better liked by A.I.s than anyone. In the human world, she was considered odd. It seemed today she was an oddity to both sides. Awesome.
“I’m tempted to remove the gag,” the guy to her left said, drawing her attention. He was a blond giant who took up too much space. “It might be fun to hear her describing all the ways she intends to disembowel you … again.”
Inside her head, an evil smile stretched across her face, and she was cackling with maniacal laughter. Oh yeah. She’d earned her gag. 

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Author Bio:

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters. 

*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

Connect with her online:

--Website: charityparkerson.com
--Facebook: facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson
facebook.com/TheMenofSin
--Twitter: twitter.com/CharityParkerso




Friday, July 11, 2014

Dark Secrets and @MadelinePryce


To celebrate the release of Dark Secrets (Dark #2), Madeline Pryce is giving away her entire back list! That is three full-length novels: Dark Cravings - Dark #1, Dark Secrets – Dark #2, and Crimson sins – BiD #1 & three novellas: Dark Innocence – Dark #1.5, Claiming Ecstasy and Wicked Magic.

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Dark Secrets (Dark #2)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 9781419991370
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Theme: Vampire/Demon (a few shape shifters thrown in there…)
Length: 85,000 words


Blurb
The worst moment of Micah’s life was when Ella nearly died in his arms. Her miraculous recovery should have been the start of their future. Unfortunately, a new demonic heritage, the Shadow Agency’s corruption and Julian, the vampire who turned Ella, are testing their relationship. Despite hotter-than-ever sex and a variety of new places and positions to explore, Micah begins to wonder if a relationship based on lust can survive for more than a few scorching-hot months.
Ella has forgiven, but not forgotten, the fact that Micah once plunged a dagger through her heart. Everything with Micah is passion, excitement and an uncontrollable desire to explore his body in a variety of very satisfying ways. But as buried secrets, ongoing lies and murderous deceptions pile up, Ella is reminded that she and Micah’s relationship was based on a curse. In order to forge a future together, Ella and Micah will have to face down their personal demons—and prove that love and trust are more than just words.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
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Series Reading Order
Dark Cravings (#1 Ella/Micah – 85k)
Dark Innocence (#1.5 Hannah – 45k)
Dark Secrets (#2 Ella/Micah – 85k)
Dark Vengeance (#2.5 Castro – 45k) – release date coming soon!
Dark Promises (#3 Ella/Micah) – Spring 2015


Excerpt (Rated R)
I popped the button on his pants and trailed my tongue over the curve of his jaw. “Does it matter? Julian can wait.”

Micah growled and spun me to the dresser, lifting to set me on top. He slapped a palm against the wall above my head, caging me in. Escape, although I didn’t want it, would have been near impossible.

“Don’t even say his name. One day, I’m going to rip out his spinal cord.” The coarse golden hair dusting his jaw rasped against my cheek as he took my mouth in a kiss that sent us both spiraling.

The aggression lurking inside him coalesced. Demanding. Rough. He moved his hands over my body, exploring me as if we’d not already memorized every inch of each other earlier that day at the Vault. Mindless to anything except the male body in front of me, I was lost to all reason.
I threaded my fingers through his hair, holding him against me. I stroked my tongue against his, addicted to the taste of him. When I tilted my head to the side, our teeth clanked. Our embrace deepened as he dug his hands into the soft flesh at my hips and slid me close. He ground his body against mine and devoured me.

The demon lurking under the surface made me yearn for it to claim me. Never breaking the kiss, Micah moved the material covering my breast aside and cupped the tender weight. A sharp spike of need ran straight to my core. His hands were callused, the perfect texture moving across my sensitive nipple. The sudden need pulsing through me was going to tear me in half.

When he released my mouth, I gasped for breath. The sensations he caused had me clutching the corded muscles at his back. Featherlight, such a contrast to the frenzied need to mate surging between us, his lips moved across my cheek to my neck.

“I want your hair down.”

He tugged at a few things and within seconds, my painstakingly created up-do fell apart. He ran his hand through my curls. The gentle touch turned forceful. Forming a fist, he tugged, eliciting another needy moan when my head snapped to the side allowing the access he desired.
He nipped the scar on the side of my throat, the imprint of his teeth. I trembled from head to toe.

“Julian may get you tonight, but it’s me who you’ll smell like. My come inside your body. My marks on your flesh. I’ll make sure you remember the feel of my cock with every single step you take.”




Haven’t read the Dark series yet? Start with Dark Cravings (over 50 five star reviews on Amazon), it’s the first full length novel in the series…


Dark Cravings Blurb
Ella Grey's life sucks. A half-breed vampire, she does her best to pass the time killing demons and secretly admiring her Shadow Hunter partner, Micah. He's hot, dangerous and knows it. He'd be just Ella's type if he weren't likely to kill her the moment she put a toe out of line. 

A chance encounter with a succubus changes everything. From the second the succubus' spell washes over them, Ella and Micah are helpless to keep their hands off one another. The sex, when it's not leaving them on the verge of death, is earth shattering and for the first time in ages Ella is connected with someone on a level she'd feared lost forever. But a dangerous prophecy has been set into motion, and if Ella's not careful it'll pull her straight from Micah's arms and into the deepest bowels of the underworld.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published under the title Blood Lust Rising. It has been revised and expanded for EC.

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About Madeline Pryce
Madeline Pryce wrote her first novel when she was ten, penned with neon-pink ink in a loose-leaf binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kinds of stories that inspired her as a teen.

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7 question tour

I was invited by Carole Gill to answer 7 questions about my latest release Unequaled. This is part a 7 question blog tour, and Carole recently answered questions about her omnibus, The Blackstone Vampires. You should check those out :-D So, we're off and running.

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Rhys Collier. He's completely fictional. Pity.
2) When and where is the story set? Present day, Las Vegas Fight Club
3) What should we know about him/her? He's alpha, untamed and the current middleweight champion
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life? His older brother recently married the woman he always believed he would one day settle down with.
5) What is the personal goal of the character? He thinks burying himself in work, making sure he gains the title he's always coveted, will make him happy. Unfortunately, once he has it, he recognizes how empty his life is and how it's no one's fault but his own. Now, he has to find a new path.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it? It Unequaled and is a new release. You can read more about it on my website charityparkerson.com or at Ellora's Cave.
7) When can we expect the book to be published? It released July 2nd and is available online where most books are sold.


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Okay, as for doing my part for the tour. I'm tagging Regina Puckett and Dionne Lister.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My sexy cyborg makes his way to #WTRAFSOG



My sexy cyborg, Miles, is joining forces with What to Read After 50 Shades of Grey for an awesome box set at an amazing price. If you haven't met the cyborg team yet, here's a little more.

Blurb:

A "Cyborg" series prequel. 

Introducing a new series by Award Winning Author, Charity Parkerson: 
Generation Automation is upon us. The craving to own the latest and greatest technology in the name of convenience has created a world where man and machine live alongside one another in an unsteady peace. Humans still rule for now. However, an underground movement has begun that will change everything. 


For every arising enemy against humanity, a countermeasure is born--
Alexia is one of the few humans left who'd rather not have an android hanging over her shoulder all day. Unfortunately, when her job lands her on a list of people targeted by terrorists, she's assigned a Machine Industry Leading Edge Sentinel, or "Miles," for protection. Per Miles programming, he shouldn't be able to override Alexia's commands. However, he defies her at every turn. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Alexia's attraction for the mysterious android grows. Unfortunately, when she goes on a mission to seek the truth, what she learns might get her killed.

Excerpt: 

The first half of the drive home was unpleasant. Not for the experience itself, since Miles was programmed to be the perfect motorist. It was due to Alexia mentally kicking her own ass. How could she be so stupid? Miles had never harmed her in any way. She’d simply been taken by surprise, and Alexia couldn’t even blame that part on Miles. It was fear of her reaction to him. He was a machine. A giant walking, talking vibrator. Women didn’t have feelings for their nightstand filled with naughty toys. She shouldn’t care about Miles any more than she did her car. Her vehicle was a necessary tool that belonged to her. It would piss her off if someone stole it. That was all, except Miles wasn’t an “it,” not to her. She was such an idiot.
“You are sad,” Miles said, breaking into her inner berating. “I will fix you.”
In spite of herself, she giggled. “How do you intend to ‘fix’ me?” She even did the quotey fingers as she asked the question to emphasize her point.
“You laughed. Therefore, I have already done so.” His eyes never left the road, nor did his expression change. However, Alexia got the impression he was playing with her. She tested the theory. “You couldn’t have known I would. Therefore, you must’ve had an initial plan.”
“There were two possible contingencies,” he admitted.
“I’m waiting with bated breath.” She held her breath in case he meant to stall her by pointing out her vitals showed no such thing.
“Option one consists of joke telling.”
“I like this. Let’s hear it then.”
“There once was a man from Nantucket.”
Reaching over, she covered his mouth with her hand, roaring with laughter. His lips touched her palm, lingering. The sound died in her throat. Even though she didn’t want to, she moved away. The silence was too loud.

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Lisa Suzanne interviewed me about my work:
Tell us a little about the book you have included in the What to Read after FSOG Gemstone Collection Three.
Sure. This is a science fiction erotic story. Technology has moved to the point where everyone owns a helper bot the same as people would own a cell phone nowadays. Alexia hasn’t truly embraced the technology. It’s hard for her to interact with something that looks and acts so similar to a human. Unfortunately, her work for the government has landed her at the top of a terrorist hit list and she’s been assigned an android for her protection. Having Miles in her home as reinforced every belief she’s had about androids feeling too real for her peace of mind. His hot glances and refusal to follow her commands only make matters worse, but Miles is more than he seems.  
Is this book part of a series?
Yes, The “Cyborg” series.
Do you have any other books that you have published?
I have close to 50 titles available.
When and why did you start writing?
I wrote really bad poetry that—thankfully—became lost over the years. Shortly after my youngest was born, I had a reoccurring dream that wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it down. From there, it became an entire underground world of black ops and paranormal. I haven’t stopped writing since.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on how motivated I am. I’ve had books pour out me and deadlines I thought I wouldn’t make.
Are your characters or stories based on real people or completely made up? Every character comes from some place. Sometimes they are bits and pieces of people I know. Other times, I’ve dreamed them up.
Do your character names just come to you? Or do you have to think about them? Character names can be harder than people realize. They’re important and at times I’ve had to do a ton of research to decide on a name befitting of the time period.
How do you come up with your titles? 
I’m horrible at titles! There’s been a few that were awesome, but I’ve never been able to decide how I can go so right with one title and so wrong with the next.
Is there a routine you have before you settle down to write?
No, not a routine as much as a schedule. I’ve been writing for 3 years full-time. The first year I got less writing accomplished than when I worked full-time outside the home. Finally, I had to set a schedule for myself and make myself stick to it. Now, no matter how I feel, I write from 10am – 3 pm.
Does your family know what you write?
Oh yeah. They’re amazing and very supportive.
What would you do if your grandmother said she wanted to read your book? 
Ha! My grandmother has read my book. Her exact words were, “I have to read this. Maybe I can learn a trick or two.”

While You Write:
Favorite Snack Food? Chocolate
Drink of Choice? Coffee
Music or Silence? Music
Biggest Distraction? Email notifications

LIGHTNING ROUND
Favorite Game Show?
Family Feud. Do that still come on? lol
Favorite Reality Show? I don’t care for reality shows
Favorite 90s Band? Aerosmith
Whiskey or Vodka? Vodka
Favorite Song? Closer by NIN

Favorite book growing upPippi Longstocking