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After dragging her feet for the longest time, summer arrived in a rush. Last week the temperatures around here were in the 60’s, but today the prediction is for up around 90.

I’m not sure I was quite ready for such a jump, though the tomatoes and herbs will be basking in the heat.

With the first draft of Whiskey Jug Genie tucked away for a bit, I’ve pulled out the next book in the Esperance Series. It is completely written, but needs editing. And it has sat there in its folder long enough to give me the distance I need to view it more objectively.

Where does Talents fit into the story?

Right after Viviane, First Lady finished. While Morgan is Book 3, it is more of an inset into the timeline, a vignette of one particular character and her life. Talents continues the original story of Viviane and Jareth, and pickes up the trials and tribulations of Connell, the new heir of Clan Belfort.

As a little boy of almost eleven, he is overwhelmed by the changes in his life. Moving to live with his grandfather and grandmother–First Lord and Lady of the clan, he leaves behind his lifelong home, his friends, and even his family for now.

He’s not overly fond of working on his Talents either, but finds a friend in his Aunt Viviane, even if her husband scares him silly.

Not sure when this will be ready to be published, but I’ll keep you posted.

Talents–Gaining Control. Esperance Book 4.

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It seems too soon for the month to be ending, but it is. And with the end of May comes the end of the book sale over at Smashwords. So if you haven’t checked it out, tomorrow, May 31 is your last chance.

So what else has been happening in my world?

We had a solid week of drizzle and rain, with temperatures in the 60’s. So now, during the past two days, the rain has ended and the temperatures have soared into the 80’s. Great for the tomatoes, but I’m not so keen on the shift.

I finished the first draft of Whiskey Jug Genie and set it aside to rest for a little while and am back to shaping the ending for Lady Calloway. What that girl can get up to…

And I have a new website to share, where you can find all my books, with previews and links. It’s over at Author Uproar. Go take a look for me and let me know what you think.

But the deck garden seems to be coming along, so when I need a break from dominant males and feisty females, I go chill on the deck with the cat and my herbs. They’re a lot less stressful.

So drop by and say hi, and tell me about your summer reading. If you have anything you’d like to share, feel free to comment or catch me on Facebook.

In the meantime, have a great week, keep reading,

and Don’t Forget to Share the Romance

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Open magic book with the light. Eps 10

We’re in the final day of the Smashwords Authors Give Back Sale. Yes, the sale ends on May 31.

Why check it out?

FREE BOOKS, as well as others that are discounted.

All of my books are on sale or free, now through May 31. After that they go back to their usual price.

Looking for more books in one of my series, or want to check out something new? Just click on the link and scroll down to find all my books.

You can always follow me on Facebook for news on my writing or for book sales.

I just finished my latest Work in Progress (WIP) Whiskey Jug Genie. Now the fun starts with editing…

But while you’re waiting, check out the sale.

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Don’t forget to check out the free books over at Smashwords!

Gambler’s Folly

https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/46456

Esperance

https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/29658

Master of the Fleet

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/748258

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Yes, due to the extended shelter in place recommendation, Smashwords has extended their AuthorsGiveBack sale until May 31!

That’s right. An extended book sale on ebooks!

Who doesn’t love that?

All of my books are enrolled in the sale for $1 each, and each week one of them will be free! No, I won’t tell you which one. Go over and check out the sale!

Of course, if you prefer Amazon, all of my books are available there as well.

How are you doing with the quarantine? We hardly ever go out, so we’re pretty much business as usual out here in the sticks. Except for the weekly shopping being even more aggravating, we’re doing all right.

It’s springtime and the chickens have started laying again, the perennials are coming back, and it’s time to start planting early crops in the garden–if the weather will co-operate.

Go on! Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, head over to Smashwords and find something exciting to read. I have two series and one stand-alone on sale.

Esperance–set in a highland setting on a distant world, where mischief, magic, and romance abound.

Jareth–First Lord; Viviane–First Lady; and Morgan–The Pixie and the Green Man

Gambler’s Folly-a futuristic pleasure world where the games can be dangerous and the stakes high. Gambler’s Folly Book 1; Dante’s Angel Book 2; The Russian Book 3

Master of the Fleet–set in an alternate timeline of the American Northwest, where magic is just part of everyday life. Richard commands wind and water, but can he win the heart of the woman he loves?

All available at Smashwords!

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Miss what?

The Authors Give Back sale over at Smashwords!

The sale has been on for almost a month, but that month is nearly gone. Sale ends on April 20, so hurry over and check it out before it’s too late.

Authors Give Back is a special sale to help with the boredom of the quarantine. Lots of books have been discounted. Some are free!

Looking for my books? Yes, they are on sale, too. Everything I have on Smashwords is $1. Just click on the link to my profile and scroll down. I have two series and one stand-alone included in the sale.

Don’t let the quarantine get you down. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, snag a new ebook from Smashwords, sit back and take a break from reality for a while.

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Now that we’re all stuck at home, it seems like a good time to catch up on some of the reading I’ve got waiting for me. And I’ve been trying to get a little extra done on my WIP.

What are you doing during this time?

Have you read anything new or exciting?

If you’re like most of us, you don’t have a lot of money to spend these days. So whenever there’s a sale, it’s time to stock up.

And right now there is a sale going on over at Smashwords–the Authors Give Back Sale. Because we know that when you’re stuck at home, there’s nothing like a good book to help pass the time.

So if you’re looking for an ebook sale, now’s the time. A lot of books are free, many more are discounted.

So go over to Smashwords and have a look at what’s on offer.

Want to see what I have on offer? Check out my profile page and scroll down for the series information.

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Sometimes you want to read a story, but you don’t feel like reading. You don’t feel like TV. so what do you do?

Listen to a book from Audible!

I’ve been listening to some books here lately while I drive or when I’m just restless at night and can’t sleep. In the car, it gives me something to listen to besides the sound of the engine and the rough roads around here. At night, the soothing voice helps me relax into the story so I can sleep.

Don’t know what to listen to?

The first two books from my Esperance series are available from Audible, as well as my autobiographical book concerning my bout with breast cancer--Cancer and the Warrior’s Way.

Looking for something to read instead? You can find all of my books on sale at Smashwords through April 20 in the Authors Give Back sale as well as many others.

Don’t worry if the covers here don’t match Audible. I’m still working on getting the new covers uploaded…

So whether you want to listen or read, we have you covered. Go check it out and stay safe!

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Read a book!

With all the happenings in the world today, is it any wonder some of us are going a little crazy? I know a lot of people are on mandatory lock down, and others are voluntarily staying in.

So what do you do when you’ve already cleaned the house three times, are sick and tired of watching TV, and can’t find anything else online of interest?

Head over to Smashwords for their Authors Give Back sale!

A lot of authors thought it would be a good idea to offer discounts on their books to give people another option. Some books are even free!

So Smashwords launched their month long Authors Give Back Sale on Friday.

You can go over to the general sale, or if you’re looking for my books, you can go to my profile page and see what interests you there.

So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, turn off the news, get your ebook reader, settle down on the couch with your pets, and take a break from reality for a while.

Esperance–a highland world full of mischief, magic, and romance.

Gambler’s Folly–A pleasure world, with a dark underworld and the shifters who keep the peace.

Master of the Fleet–An alternate timeline up in America’s Northwest, where magic isn’t just real, it’s part of everyday life.

So take a break, a mini-vacation if you will. Grab a book and relax.

Wishing you a wonderful, healthy, and safe weekend

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Who is Morgan?

She appeared for the first time in Jareth, First Lord, as one of the girls brought back from Clan Belfort. As the series progressed, I became intrigued by her story and decided to see where she’d come from and what Clan Brannach held in store for her.

She’d had a hard life before she moved to Clan Brannach and after she arrived, she was assaulted while making deliveries for her boss. She escaped being raped only because of two young men who came to her rescue.

Sure she’ll never find a happily-ever-after, she’s given up trying.

Until she meets James, who has also given up on love. But when he first sees Morgan, muddy, battered, and bloody though she was, it was love at first sight.

But his family has secrets of its own, which has scared off most of the women in his life. One woman he was dating took off running and was nearly trampled to death in the street when he gave her a glimpse of his Talent.

Can he win Morgan’s heart? And can she accept his unique gift as well?

MORGANThe Pixie and the Green Man–Esperance Book 3

Excerpt:

“Jamie, you’re up early this morning,” his dad called out as he strode down the path. “Got plans with a dark-haired pixie?”

“Sort of. Can I talk to you for a minute?”

Leaning on the rail fence in front of his parents’ house, he told his father what had happened the previous evening.

“I don’t see how you could have done differently, son,” his father said. “If you’re serious about her, she’ll have to know sooner or later.”

“But how can I know when to bring it up? I thought Gwen…”

“Don’t look back, James,” his father said seriously. “I was never sure about Gwen. I know you loved her and hoped things would work out, but that is all in the past.”

“I’m trying to look forward, Dad. But I couldn’t live with myself if I chased Morgan away.”

“Where are you going today?” his father asked.

“For a hike up the stream. It’s a nice warm day and it should be beautiful.”

“The stream isn’t far from the forest. Take her over and introduce her. See what the forest has to say.”

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