Friday, June 17, 2016

From the Top

Unbreakable--my new Waifwater book--is driving me a little crazy. I'm not happy with it. Not happy with the characters, where the story has gone, or how it makes me feel.
If you're a writer, you'll know exactly what I have to do.
Yup, I have to start over. 
All 65000 words, down the drain.
Okay, maybe not all of them, but I have to do some major reworking of the story. I have to change it until I'm happy with it, and that could take a while.
That is the most irritating thing, I think. I'm impatient. I want to get a new book out to you guys. I want to finish this Waifwater book so I can start something new. I want to get back to book 9 of the Rune Alexander series.
I'm too stubborn to give this book up and too impatient to let it sit and stew for a while until I figure out exactly why I don't like it.
I will finish it and I will like it. So will you, I hope!
Back to work.

Do you have little kids? Here's a $0.99 and $2.99 book to get your little ones interested or keep them interested in reading. Whether they have their own Kindles or you read to them at night, they'll love these stories!

If you're buying a guy a Kindle, here are some $0.99 westerns you can load on his new reader.

And here is a horror collection for those of you who'd rather be scared than dusty. ;)

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Favorite Review

One of my absolute favorite reviews--

"Ok, ya know how most authors take you to the gates of hell with a character and then a hero, best friend or passing dog saves the day and nothing truly horrible happens to the hero? Yeah - well this ain't that book.

Cane takes you to the edge and without slowing down throws you over and just in case that isn't bad enough you smack your head on each and every rock on the way down.

Jeez, Rune and the twins just - wow. READ THIS SERIES. If you have only $20 to spend on books for the year - these are the ones you want.

This series is like the "Breaking Bad" of books - so completely off the charts with violence yet the characters are so intricately built that even if you hate a character you can still relate on some level.

I have started to reread the series just to get more snippets of background on each member of the Crew. Missing Z like crazy (sweet thing) but need more on Jack.

Book 4 sets us up for a mystery surrounding Owen. Jury still out on Strad - at least for me. He has hurt Rune too many times, although it was so incredibly sexy when he threatened Owen and basically any guy interested in Rune.

Amazing story lines, emotionally overwhelming mostly because they are so frantic and well developed that your adrenaline builds just so you aren't left behind after the Crew finishes the fight. Bring on book 5 and many, many more - I don't want to leave."
~FJ, Amazon review



Monday, June 6, 2016

Sleep, or Lack Thereof

Unbreakable--the Waifwater book--is running longer than I thought it would. That happens! Still, I am getting closer to the finish line, and I'm looking forward to reaching the end of this book so I can get back to Kill Switch, which has been simmering on the back burner for a while. None of that was intended--I'd originally planned on getting Kill Switch written and up on Amazon really quickly after Killing Land, but that's just not the way things went.

I really wish we didn't have to sleep--or could get away with a couple of hours a night without repercussions. It takes me a while to fall asleep, and then I tend to wake up, restless, a few times a night. Joy joy!

I'm usually down for around eight or nine hours, but not a lot of that is spent sleeping, unfortunately. I don't sleep that great until the night is heading towards morning, which means when I finally fall into a really deep and restful sleep, it's time to get up--or, I should say, it's time for the Yorkies to climb on my head and whine, bark, and lick until I crawl out of bed to take them out and give them their morning treats! I should actually stay up writing until really, really late, but I'm always hopeful this will be the night I sleep. :)


I did promise to post some other books for you guys, so I'm going to post some Westerns. If you have a dad or grandpa or hubby who loves Westerns and you've been trying to get him to use that new Kindle you bought him, load his device up with Westerns. He'll love it. ;)

Three westerns in one--

Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey 
The Heritage of the Sioux by B.M Bower 
Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Read to your Rugrats? :)

Do you guys have babies or small children? I have some adorable beginning readers Kindle books they--and you--will love.
I've decided to start promoting other books. Today, it's children's books--next time I'll post some Westerns :)

Happy reading to you and your child!

Y is for You

I Can Do Anything

Food Firsts: 50 Words for Early Readers and Talkers

Remember--it's very important to leave reviews, and they are always appreciated! :)