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I don’t know if you’ve ever been out West in the high desert of Wyoming. Or if you’ve ever experienced the full moon over the high desert.

If not, you have missed something truly magical. There is a particular feeling the area has once you get out away from any towns. The feeling that anything in the world could happen there in the shifting light.

Some people find it uncomfortable. Some find it downright spooky.

I love it, this mystical world. It almost makes me believe in the old stories of shape shifters and the fae.

As you know, I normally write novel length books. But every now and again, something shorter lodges in my brain. And that’s what happened with Moonlight and Shadows. It was an idea which came to me every night as I tried to sleep. And I knew I would have to write it before it would relent.

Meet DEA agent Shane Shadowstalker. He’s on his way to a meeting, or he would be if traffic would get a move on. Of course there is another option…

Come with me into the desert with Shane and watch the story unfold.

Moonlight and Shadows. A story in a real world place with other worldly undercurrents. A place I love and hope to visit again under the moonlight.

Welcome to my world.

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Time for what you ask?

The Book Sale over at Smashwords!

Yes, the sale ends on July 31, and then all my books will go back to their normal prices.

So if you’ve never read one of my books, or if you need to finish a series but were waiting to save money, now is the time.

I have two series, Gambler’s Folly and Esperance. Six books in all and all on sale for just $0.99 each.

I also have Master of the Fleet, a stand alone under the name Sultonna Nadine. It is also available right now for $0.99.

And what else can you get these days for less than a buck?

So head on over to Smashwords and find something you like.

Gambler’s Folly features shape shifters on a futuristic world,.

Esperance is more laid back, but with psychic Talents in abundance.

Master of the Fleet is a world where magic is real, but doesn’t seem to help Richard’s love life.

Just click on this link to go to my profile page. Then scroll down and find the book or series you want. Books are available in several different e-formats.

What are you waiting for?

Wishing you happy reading and a wonderful week.

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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As most of you know, I usually write full length novels. But sometimes, I have an idea for a nice short story.

And that’s the case with Moonlight and Shadows.

If you’ve never been out at night, in the high desert around southwestern Wyoming, you simply can’t imagine the magical feel of the area. In the moonlight, everything appears as shades of gray in a world of shifting shadows. It seems that nearly anything could happen out there.

If you get far enough way from town, there is nothing and nobody except the wind in the sage brush and the moonlight casting shadows all around. You may see the occasional jack rabbit or hear the coyotes in the distance, but it is a different world out there. Some people find it intimidating or spooky. Some people hate the sound of the wind.

I’ve always found it a place of mystery and magic. But can you really trust your eyes in the moonlight?

So here is my little story for you. As you might expect, it is paranormal in nature. Meet our MC who is a DEA agent hoping to be on time for a meeting with an informant. And of course, everything is going wrong on this particular evening. But I don’t want to give it all away. And at some point, I may turn it into a full length novel. Who knows?

So go on over to Vocal.Media and click on Moonlight and Shadows. Of course, I would love it if you checked out a few of my other stories there as well.

Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful, and happy weekend.

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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Of course it is July, so it is to be expected. Doesn’t mean I like it any better, though. And the on again off again rain showers keep building the humidity higher.

But what’s hotter than the South in July?

A book sale!

And you’re in luck! Smashwords Summer/Winter sale is happening now through the end of the month. And all my books are included!

That’s right! You can get any of my books right now for only $0.99 each. It’s the perfect time to try one of my novels for the first time, or to finish out a series you started earlier.

So while you’re escaping from the heat, sipping sweet tea or lemonade, go over to Smashwords and check out the sale. There are literally thousands of books to choose from.

If you’re already a fan, drop me a note and tell me which one is your favorite!

Stay cool out there in the summer heat.

Happy reading!

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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To all the fathers out there, today is your day!

To everyone else, make sure those guys know just how special they are.

I was always close to my father, and since he passed away, I truly do miss him. Yes, I know I have memories, but it’s not like sharing a cup of coffee in the morning, or talking about trees in the woods.

Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing day, from everyone on Esperance, Gambler’s Folly, and the Cote d’Or!

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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No, I mean the other kind. We are in the middle of a heat wave down here in the South. It feels like we went from late April to late August all in about a week. We don’t usually have temperatures in the high 90’s until much later in the year.

But about that summer heat…

Yes, Too Many Talents will be coming out soon, and you know Jareth and Viviane… They are quite a couple, and when all that combined Talent meets in the bedroom, things can get a little crazy.

Which is the reason for Jareth’s special birthday present to his wife…

No, you’ll have to read the book to find out!

Stay cool and safe out there in the heat. And watch for Too Many Talents! I’ll let you know the release date as soon as I have one.

Need to catch up on the series? They are all available at Amazon or Smashwords!

In the meantime,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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Just a little video introduction to the worlds of my books, from Esperance to Gambler’s Folly, and the Cote d’Or, from Master of the Fleet.

So grab a cuppa, have a seat, and let’s go visiting to the world of your choice. There are three to choose from!

All available from Amazon!

And Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

Coming Soon!

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Yes, Too Many Talents should be out later this month. Book 4 from the Esperance Series, it continues where Viviane, First Lady left off. It picks up just after Jareth and Viviane return from her brother’s trial in Clan Belfort.

Viviane’s training has not progressed well since returning from her brother’s trial. Her instructor and husband feel it’s because she’s resisting training due to an unfortunate incident in the court. But the more she resists, the more often her Talents get out of hand, causing episodes almost every day.

What will it take for her to finally step up and be the multi-talented First Lady she was born to be?

Back in Clan Belfort, her nephew, Connell, struggles with the concept of Talents. Why should he need these weird abilities to rule the clan when the time comes? And why must he leave his old friends behind and move to his grandfather’s home to train? But when old friends, jealous of his change of status, decide to harm his little friend, Nellie, his abilities take over and save her from harm.

Maybe this is his turning point. And maybe he should talk with his Aunt Viviane.

Watch for Too Many Talents, Esperance Book 4

Now, how about an excerpt?

From Clan Brannach:

“Viviane, Duncan is worried about you and has me worried, too.”  

“Worried? Whatever for?” she asked.

“I know how you feel about your Talents, but hiding from them isn’t the answer. And neither is running away and pretending they don’t exist. Duncan and I feel the loss of control you are experiencing is coming from something besides the porting aspect of your Talents.”

“I don’t know what you mean, Jareth,” she answered sharply.

 “Yes, you do, Viviane. Since we’ve been home you’ve been resisting your Talents, and fighting them, especially during training. They will win in the end. In the meantime your control will get worse and worse, until it is manifesting more unpredictably, even when you’re not working with it. With the strengths you have, you will hurt someone, while trying to deny your heritage.”

“But Jareth…”

“Your Talents have to be trained,” he stated emphatically. “There is no escape from it. You have to let go of your fears and put your entire will into your training. It’s the only way to gain control before you do irreparable harm.”

“I don’t want these Talents, Jareth! I never have! Why won’t they go away and leave me alone?”

In Clan Belfort…

At ten years old, he has been chosen to train as heir to the clan in Carl’s place, which requires him moving to his grandfather and first lord’s home, away from his friends, and for now, his family.

Why does he need Talents to rule the clan anyway? He doesn’t see the point in all this training and the headaches.

But when his old friends come down for the Gather, their jealousy makes them lash out in the one way they know will hurt Connell–by picking on his friend Nellie. As they restrain him and try to hurt her, his Talents come to the rescue, making him think about all those things he’d heard and now how they might apply in real life.

Here’s an excerpt from Belfort.

With a huge sigh, Connell took a deep breath, let it out, and dropped down into his mental working state. Focusing on the little box on the bench, he tried to reach out and nudge it to the end of the table. Instead of scooting to the end of the table, it rolled over twice and refused to budge another inch.

Coming back to his conscious level, he shrugged his shoulders in aggravation and looked up at Master Olivier.

“Well, at least you didn’t slam it into the wall. But why did you roll it instead of slide it?”

“I have no idea, sir.”

“Maybe we should work on something else for a while. Go get a drink of water, stretch out for a minute, and come back. We’ll work on your telepathy and see if we can narrow down your focus.”

By the end of the day’s session, Connell had a tremendous headache, and he was aggravated and frustrated with his progress. What was he missing? Master Olivier told him it would all come together soon, but what if it didn’t? His whole family and clan were counting on him, and he couldn’t even move a box from one end of the table to the other.

Watch for Too Many Talents! I’ll keep you posted!

To get the first three books in the series, go to Amazon or Smashwords!

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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One question I am asked often is where I get my ideas. Most people think I get all my ideas the same way, I suppose. But this isn’t the case.

Take Jareth, First Lord.

This particular story began with a dream. But the dream didn’t begin with the opening scene of the book. I wouldn’t have paid any attention to it, except it kept recurring for several nights. In order to make it go away, I wrote it down.

The next few nights, I dreamed a different scene from the story. Again, it wasn’t the beginning of the book, nor did it follow the scene I’d already written.

So, I decided to sit down and try to figure out how those involved in the story would get to the point of my dreams. And how did they connect?

Sitting down in front of my computer, I let my mind drift off into a daydream and began to write. After I had the beginnings of the story, the rest flowed pretty easily. Of course, there was a lot of editing to do, but at least I stopped dreaming it.

The original story became two books, Jareth, First Lord, and Viviane, First Lady. My editor noticed that i seemed to have one ending, took a breath, and launched back into the story. She felt it would work better if we stopped at the first break and continued in the second book.

Now the third book is Morgan–the Pixie and the Green Man.

Morgan was a character in my first book who touched my heart. I decided she needed a story of her own and spent several days wondering where I should start. And since I write romance, who would be her love interest?

Enter James Ferguson, whose family has Talents related to wood and the forest. His nickname for Morgan is Pixie, since she is much smaller than her is. Because of his abilities, she calls him her Green Man, which is how we arrived at the title.

Book 4 will be coming out soon–Too Many Talents. This one continues the story from Viviane, First Lady and brings in the story line from Clan Belfort and the new heir–her nephew, Connell.

Watch for it here!

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

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Are you superstitious?

I know a lot of people have a thing about Friday the 13th. Our daughter claims it is her luckiest day of the year.

As I write fantasy romance, with a paranormal twist, I suppose I’m not particularly inclined to care one way or the other. After all, there are a lot of thirteens that aren’t negatives.

In the meantime, I’m getting ready to publish Book 4 in my Esperance series. I know I’ve written here about it before, so I won’t bore you with the details. Details of its release will be along shortly. I will have it up on both Amazon and Smashwords, who will share it with other major retailers.

If you haven’t read the rest of the series yet, go to Smashwords or Amazon and catch up to the story!

In the meantime, have a wonderful Friday!

And as always,

Don’t Forget…

…to Share the Romance…

Here’s a black cat for Friday the 13th!

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