Posts Tagged ‘Autumn’

Though from the weather we’ve been having, I’m not so sure. This has to be the wettest August we’ve had here in a while. Normally by now, the rain has tapered off and everything is getting ready to harvest.

So what’ s new here?

I’ve finished the first draft and first edit on Whiskey Jug Genie, and I’m really liking the story. Which I suppose sounds odd. But sometimes, once I’ve finished a book, I read it through and think, yeah, it’s okay. But I’m not thrilled.

While the story needs tweaking, I like it overall.

I’ve also done another edit on several other books–two for the Gambler’s Folly Series and one for Esperance. So watch for those coming up soon. I think the next series book will be Too Many Talents, from Esperance. It continues Viviane and Jareth’s story from Book 2 and brings in Connell, the new heir of Belfort.

Now who is Connell?

Viviane’s sister Alice’s son, who has been chosen to replace Carl as the heir to her home clan is the co-protagonist in this story. At almost eleven, Connell isn’t sure he wants to be First Lord. Nor does he understand why he needs Talents to begin with, let alone why he has to work so hard to train them.

Don’t forget, each weekend one of my books will be on sale over at Smashwords for $0.99. This week I will choose one from Esperance. You can go to my Author Page, scroll down to Esperance for the series page and find the one on sale.

Sale begins tonight and goes through Monday morning.

Happy Friday to you all. And I wish you a wonderful weekend.

And as always–

Don’t Forget to Share the Romance…

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Yes, autumn is my favorite time of the year. The garden is winding down, with the last few tomatoes and peppers ripening, the air is drier and crisper, and the scents from the fallen leaves and grasses fill the air.

I don’t know, there is something about the smell of autumn that draws me. Here in the woods, there are scents which hint at tobacco and hay drying ,  exotic incense, and woodsy loam, with a pinch of aromatic spices thrown in.  Add to this the sweet smell of wildflowers, which are giving us one more colorful show before winter.

If I could bottle it, I’d be a millionaire.

When I’m writing, I try to involve all the senses. It’s easy to forget how much more there is to life besides sight and sound.

How does the world around your character smell?

How do things in their environment feel? Is the tree bark rough or smooth? Is the fabric of his shirt warm or cool to the touch?

And don’t forget taste.

Everyone perceives the world differently. While the sound of the wind might be comforting to you, the way it touches and caresses her skin might mean more to someone else.

So while I love the scent of autumn, let’s not forget the crunch of dried leaves beneath my feet, or the beautiful mosaic of reds, oranges, and yellows they make in the drive. Or the brittle feel of a leaf as you trace its patterns. And how about the taste of crab apples freshly fallen to the ground?

Yes, I love the scent of autumn, but the scent alone would make a hollow world. We need the sights, sounds, and tastes as well.

Autumn is a great time for a good book as well. What have you been reading lately?

Or listening to?

If you like Audible, don’t forget Jareth, First Lord and Viviane, First Lady are on Audible.

Autumn is here!


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Small Formal Black2I hope everyone around Georgia is enjoying the beautiful fall weather we’ve been having. The air is cool and fresh, filled with the scents of autumn. Local markets are beginning to have new apples and cider.

And of course there are the corn mazes! Our favorite one is at Jaemor Farms in Lula, Georgia. I have one grandson who seems to have quite a sense of direction. If we follow Jacob, we usually make no wrong turns and are out of the maze in fifteen minutes.

We won’t talk about the rest of the family…

Cool evenings are a wonderful time to sit down with a cuppa and a good book. If you don’t have your copy of Gambler’s Folly yet, just slip on over and grab one.








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Whatever you’re reading, have a wonderful day !

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CommercialThe air was marvelous here last evening. The temperatures dropped down to 60 degrees with a subtle breeze. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Summer is winding down, temperatures are cooling, and the beautiful colors are about to appear on the trees.

And during those cool evenings, it’s nice to open the door, go out onto the deck, grab a cup of tea and a good book, and relax. With the cat curled up on my lap, I can delve into whichever world I choose for the evening, be it Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Glen Cook’s city of TunFaire, or my own invention, Esperanza on Gambler’s Folly.

So whatever you choose to read, grab a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy the evening. If you’re in the mood for something romantic, sensual, and paranormal in a fantasy kind of way, check out Gambler’s Folly. You might discover a new favorite place.


For now, I’m gonna find a good story and relax.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Okay, so I really should be inside working on Gambler’s Folly. Instead, I’m taking the day off to enjoy the beautiful day. Winter will be here soon, with all the rain and cold and I’ll have plenty of time indoors. I can rationalize this by promising I’ll think about Damiano and Karianna while I walk, right?

Anyway, if the weather is wonderful where you are, go for a walk in nature. let those five senses you have savor the moment. And this evening, if you need something to read, give my novel, Jareth: First lord a chance. http://www.createspace.com/4010036

Sunshine here I come!

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