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Meh for Monday

Really. I hate when the weekend has to end. I had a fantastic two days! I read. A lot. I was actually rereading and worked my way through *thinks* well, a lot of books. I loved it since I don’t get to do that very much anymore. For me, reading helps clear my head in order for me to write. I don’t copy what I’ve written, styles or anything, but it helps quiet the characters talking in my brain enough for me to sift through them until I find the one I need.

That doesn’t make me crazy, by the way.  A lot of authors hear their characters in their heads. Right?

But it’s Monday which means I have to get back to my story. And I’ve finally figured out where to start it. That’s always the hardest part for me. The start of a story. I know how I want the whole thing to go, know what I want in the middle and how I want it to end, but making sure you start at the right moment in order to hook the reader is the most important part of a book for me. If you don’t get me in those first three chapters, I won’t continue reading and I don’t want anyone to pick up one of my books and do the same thing.

So that’s what I plan to start on this week and work through the weekend doing. I love having a plan!

Oh and the Saints lost. Booo! That’s all I have to say about that.

Um, what else? Oh! I remember! I am going to hold a 1000th blog post giveaway here on the blog and I’ve recruited several writer friends to help me out. One thing I can say about the writing industry is that it’s close-knit and helpful. I’ve met some fantastic people in the five years since I started this journey. From people I’ve only talked to online to those I’ve had drinks with at conferences, there are some fabulous people in this industry and even better, they’re always willing to make friends.

I called upon several of them and my rafflecopter is going to be massive. Just sayin’. The giveaway will start on November 20th and run until November 27th and I hope to see y’all here!

On that note. Try to have a happy Monday!

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Release Day Fun

How can a Monday be fun? Well…really, it’s not supposed to be, but today is the release of my newest Crushes to Cravings Tale, Playing Doctor.  It’s not, contrary to belief, about a doctor, but about two people who played together as kids and as nature would have it, became romantically involved until they’re torn apart by cruelty. The story bugged me for weeks until finally I put my big project on the side and worked on it. Then it just flew out of my brain and onto paper.

Playing Doctor AReElijah “Eli” Tucker loved Dixie Champagne from the time they were young only to have his world ripped apart by a betrayal that cut deep. Vowing to have his vengeance on her, he bided his time until she returned to town. It took ten years but seeing her again revives feelings he thought long dead and it takes all of his considerable willpower to exact his revenge. On the woman he still loves even now.

Dixie Champagne worked hard to keep her reputation clean, to break the mold her mother created and she did it by leaving Grand Terre. Going back home means possibly seeing her one-time childhood sweetheart again, but she’ll risk it to help her sister. What she didn’t expect was to have dinner with Eli or that she’d end up having the most erotic experience of her life, only to have him destroy her afterwards.

These star-crossed lovers will have to discover the truth of their past to have a future together.

You can pick Playing Doctor (A Crushes to Cravings Tale 2) up at Amazon, ARe and Smashwords.

And that’s not all the excitement going on. The Loving Dangerously Blog Hop is now over and the winner has been picked. I had a giveaway on my blog as well and that winner is… strawberryrosered. I’ve offered up reader’s choice of backlist in this giveaway and Strawberryrosered will get to pick what book she’d like to win. I want to thank everyone who participated in the hop and remind you of the other two hops coming up. Just peek over at the sidebar at the Six-Pack Stud-a-thon Blog hop starting next week and the Big Cocks and Broomsticks Blog Hop starting in October. There are lots more prizes to win!

Finally, the weekend was a blast. Sort of. Wrote 8200 words on my big project on Saturday, drank more coffee than I should have and then nearly had a heart attack during the Saints game. I should’ve known it was going to be bad when I developed a horrible case of heart burn earlier yesterday that didn’t go away. Nope. It just got worse as the game progressed until I swore I was going to die by the last 5 seconds of the game. I survived though, so obviously I’m in decent health.

Bless you boys! You never allow us to have a dull game.

What did you do this weekend?

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