This year certainly feels as if it has gone by quickly. My son got to play his first year of basketball. He loved it. It was great seeing him be able to play on a team and have some games since the past 2 years he wanted to play sports and couldn’t due to the constantly changing restrictions from the virus. My daughter even wants to play sports. We are going to sign her up for soccer and softball. I’m so proud of her. The only issue I may see arising is when Braedyn and Teaghann both have games. So I can only hope they are in the same vicinity or at different days/times. Everyone is thriving here in Kansas. I even had made some friends which is hard for me to do since I work from home for my day job and then writing. Everyone in this small town is super nice.
I have released 3 books so far this year with more on the docket to come – including more paranormal romances and fantasy romances. Burning Danger, the series finale released today – St. Patrick’s Day – and will be available for a limited time at $.99. I may do spin-off’s of this series later because I really do love the characters and their dynamics. I love how fearless, loyal, and honest Zuri is and how nicely it pairs with Evander’s protectiveness and loving heart. I tried to make this series interesting and fun, filled with humor and puns. If you do snag this series, I hope you enjoy it.
The next book to be released will be this Alien Sci-fi Reverse Harem. This book follows Adele Folsom, a former army specialist, as she is now trapped on an enemy alien ship and headed to the Ubsolvyn District Planet #11. Adele is a strong woman, who has a dry wit and sense of humor. What she thought was her worst nightmare of being captured by 3 handsome yet brutish alien men, is actually a walk in the park compared to what she is about to discover. This book is set to release in September but may get bumped up depending on work, kids and life in general.
Since the Clean & Sweet Regency Romance – Love At Last - released on Valentine’s Day, Michelle and I have been diligently working on the next 2 books in the series – Love That Lasts (book 2) – and – Love Ever Lasting (book 3). I fell in love with George in this sweet book so he got his own for Love That Lasts and a bit of redemption. George is such a sweetheart of a character. Love That Lasts will release sometime in April. Meanwhile, the final book – Love Ever Lasting – features Mariah’s eldest brother Matthew. Michelle and I are currently working on that particular book with a release day sometime in May.
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It’s crazy to think that January has already flown by so quickly. This year we got our first Kansas snow. it was interesting the contrast between what we knew in Oregon (wet and large flakes, very wet climate) to that of Kansas (dry, cold but even -1 doesn’t feel to bad) and the snowflakes were tiny, cute and so so fluffy! The dog’s absolutely loved it. Minnie kept burying her face in the snow; Paige rolled in it. And a few days later, Paige got to experience jail for the first time (she took off on me while I went pee) and she loved jail. I however, didn’t. Paige has no regrets haha. It’s also interesting here that when it snows, nothing really shuts down unless it gets icy, whereas in Oregon a 1/2in shuts down the entire town. Our family is still loving the rural Kansas lifestyle. Both kids are making friends and Braedyn joined a basketball team. He loves it!
Flirty in Kansas City, MO — Date: 2/19/2022 — Where: Hilton Embassy Suites — Time: 9am cst
February is here and already half way over. It’s crazy! I am doing my first ever event in years since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the world. I’m so excited. I will have all the series books there and large prints of the western’s too. I even got new bookmark swag made for this special event. If you’re feeling up to it, come and say hi. There will be 60+ authors and numerous good reads to get your hands on.
Also, this love month, a clean and sweet regency romance is releasing on Valentine’s Day, also my dad’s 58th birthday. Already Love At Last is getting some amazing praise! This Jane Austin inspired era novel will keep you wanting more. It’s delicious in the forbidden love between an Earl and a parson’s daughter. I cannot wait to launch book 2 – Love That Lasts – featuring a handsome regimental soldier from the first book. Already, Michelle and I are hard at work writing book 2 and the editor is itching to get her hands on it.
Another book that may release this month is – Burning Danger – the epic series finale to the Dangerous Ties Series. My editor Tiffany is hard at work correcting all the things my avid brain might have glossed over. I hit all the key points to express upon so there weren’t any lingering questions from the previous two novels. Also, there is active, non-fade-to-black-crap romance. Oh no, no, it’s active and sexy! Shortly after this releases, there will be a boxed set of this releasing where large print will be offered as well. I will be writing more paranormal romantic adventures too. I just have no idea as to when as I have a list of things to get through first that I have unnecessarily stuffed on the back burner, like what I’m about to describe below…
After the Regency Series and the completion of the Paranormal Romance series, there will be an epic novel releasing at the end of summer – A Sci-Fi Alien Reverse Harem Romance – for those that don’t know what a reverse harem is: it is a romance between multiple men but only one woman. I’ll letcha imagine all the fun and naughties that can happen in space. This book follows Adele Folsom, former army specialist who helped stopped civilians raiding Area51 (when people were really supposed to raid it 9/20/2021 but it was a bust) where they let loose a plethora of aliens. Adele hates space, thinks the aliens are weird and cannot believe what they have planned for her. It’s fun, sexy and one heck of an adventure that will come out this year
This New Year is bringing a lot of firsts, and a lot of new changes. 2022 will be our first full year as a Kansan. I’m in love with the small town where our family resides in South Central Kansas – a town called Coldwater. 2022 will also be the first year where I’m going to have several new releases in several new genres. I’m super excited to bring you all new content.
My goal for 2022 is to do more writing, more publishing, but more importantly – be more helpful/kind/do whatever I can to help the person behind me. Already, I have surprised one author with a credit for a developmental edit (an edit that looks over plot). This author doesn’t know it was me. I intend to keep it that way. I heard she was so excited to receive such a blessing due to her own personal hardships. It’s small things like this that make my heart so happy. I’m planning to continue to pay it forward to fellow authors in a Secret Santa kind of way.
First up for publishing this 2022 is – Hunting Danger: Book Two – in the Dangerous Ties series. This book is currently with a proofreader then shortly after is the final read through before the book is sent off to the formatter. This book was amazing to be able to write. There is so much action, twists and turns, love, and answers to open questions of book 1. Zuri is even more feisty in this book. Even though she is human, I love how capable she is and how she never backs down. I also love how considerate Zuri is of Evander and what the alpha role means to him and how it pertains to her. Actually, they are both very observant, communicative, and considerate of each other. I think its makes for a great relationship – real or fictional. And even though book 2 will leave you guessing, everything will be resolved by book 3. So no worries there. Below, is a synopsis/blurb for – Hunting Danger.
Well, the quiet life told me to f-off and now I’m stuck on a damn quest to find the God of Light, wherever that idiot happens to be.
Royan Pright, the werewolf Vilkas leader, decided to open the portal to hell and damn us all. I did the only logical thing, and stole the key to lock Diomedes back where he belongs. The only issue I’m finding now is that the God of Light is the only one who can lock Diomedes back up. Oh fucking joy…
So here I am, trucking through the woods with Evander, who finally decided to pull his head out of his stinky dog butt and like me, to find the God of Light who hasn’t been seen in Quivleren in hundreds of years.
Meanwhile, Diomedes is unleashing hell on Quivleren in an attempt to kill us all. I got a plan up my tiny human sleeves to end him. But no one knows that I’m not what everyone believes I am – just an ordinary human.
Hunting Danger is an enemy to lovers, slow burn paranormal romance book, where sex is guaranteed in THIS book (you’re welcome) so don’t hate me.
*** WARNING – this book contains scenes and foul language that some readers may find disturbing and/or triggering. ***
After the paranormal romances releases, there is a new book in a new genre releasing on Valentine’s Day. This book is a clean & sweet regency romance with a Jane Austen flare. For those that don’t know, Regency was a short time period in England from 1811-1820 taking place with the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. This Regency series will have 3 books in total. And this is the first ever series I have had the absolute pleasure of co-writing with a very dear and loving friend. This is Michelle’s debut novel and I couldn’t be prouder of her for doing this. Michelle is an amazing, sweet, and talented woman and this book really shines with her loving care. This book is so lovely and sweet – synopsis/blurb is below.
As the Parson’s daughter, Mariah Morten has spent much of her life inside the stone walls of Bramley Hall. Before tragedy struck, she had fond childhood memories made alongside her two brothers and the Earl’s son: Harrison Pembroke.
Years later, she has done her best to ignore the yearning of past memories and futile dreams of becoming the next countess. If only she could secure her own happiness and let her heart have it’s one true desire.
Harrison Pembroke is the seventh Earl of Bramley. He’s spent the last four years trying to reconcile his heart after being jilted so that he can focus his energy on those under his care. Except no matter how much he wishes to keep his walls up, the draw he feels toward a certain set of sparkling sapphire eyes can’t be ignored.
An invitation arrives, sweeping Mariah and Harrison into the midst of balls, soirees, family meddling, and one memorable night under the stars. Will outside forces keep them separated forever, or will their own wants persevere allowing them to find Love At Last?
Love At Last is a clean Regency Romance and the first book in a three-story series that will entertain and delight you with its swoon-worthy heroes and the compelling leading ladies that capture their hearts. Each book can be read as a standalone, but are best read in release order.
And finally for this 2022 year, is something I’ve been wanting to try my hand at for a while and finally got the guts to give it a go – a reverse harem. For readers who may not know a reverse harem stars one female main character and 3 or more male main characters who get down and dirty. This story follows my main character Adele Folsom who was a former army specialist who helped stopped the raid of Area51 (the raid that was “supposed” to happen September 21 of 2019). My short story was featured in an anthology by Bayonet Books – link here – and this book will be a continuation of Adele’s story. I’m excited to make this happen. I have sooo many books on the back burner I want to release this year, so if I can publish more, I certainly will. This is just a queue of what will happen for 2022.
I hope you are having an amazing start to your New Year. I have a feeling 2022 will be good to us all. There has been such a whirlwind of changes over the course of the last few years, I have a feeling the end is in sight. Everything is going to get better. I wish you all the best, stay safe and healthy.
Last month came and gone quick and it seems this month is about to do the same. The weather here is phenomenal. I am just loving the fall weather and the fact the all the damn mosquitoes have gone to hell until spring lol! My new office is all decorated and done. We also got a new family member – Skittles the kitten – whom we love very much. Our cousin had a litter of barn kitties and like all kids, mine desperately wanted to have one. So my husband and I told them – if you catch one you can keep it – thinking they would get bored after a while or have it take several days. Nope. 45 minutes later, I have two kids triumphantly holding Skittles. And this sweet little fur-baby has been such a kind and wonderful addition to our family. I just can’t wait to get her spayed – no babies for me of any kind lol.
HUNTING DANGER – Dangerous Ties Book 2 is a wrap and is now with the editor as of Oct 1st. This second book is so action packed and sarcastic it was so incredibly fun to write. I am impressed I got it written so quickly given the fact I was moving and a slew of other life events that took place. Now I am onto writing the third and final book in this series – BURNING DANGER – which will be released sometime in 2022. It’s crazy how quickly this year has gone by and how much has changed in such a short time span. It truly makes one appreciate the time given, time to slow down and hold family closer.
The first book in the series – OPENING DANGER – is set to release on Halloween and I got the insides made fancy. It’s so darn pretty. And I am so proud of this book. It’s my first ever paranormal romance in first person since all the other books I have written are in third. I am just so excited for it to release. You can pre-order here at this link for $.99. Just click on the picture of the book and it will take you right to amazon.
The last of the Whitman Series Clean & Sweet Romances will release later this year as well. I don’t have a cover to share with ya’ll yet because I wait until the book is formatted to order a cover. I have the covers bought and they are so, so pretty, but I don’t contact the cover artist until I am 100% ready because it’s a love of digital work to make it happen. For those who are inquiring, I use – Silver Sage Book Covers – for the westerns and some others. Charlene Raddon, owner and author, has a great selection of covers from westerns to Victorian. I love them and have bought several dozen from her. Just don’t tell my husband haha! As for my formatter, I use – Keyminor Publishing – because they are fantastic and have a great turnaround.
The next book to release is Book 8 – To Want A Change – following a pick-pocketing Kitty Jones and a previous mischief-maker turned reverend Vaughn Grant. Both of them are seeking the same things but what happens when one gets shot for something they didn’t do? — And lastly, Book 9 – To Form A Romance – follows the infamous Charlene Brandt from Book 5 as she learns to just be herself and not what the world or her mother wants her to be and Zed Oliver gives her the chance to be the woman he doesn’t know he needed either.
After these series launch I have a few more up my sleeve for 2022 and I hope you all like them. I will disclose more later though as I am the type of person that needs to work on one project at a time. I can maybe work on two at a time but it’s rare lol. I want to keep the characters in my head straight until their story is done and they shut up lol.
Anyways, I hope you all have a great day, stay safe and Happy Halloween if I don’t update you in between now and then.
What a month August has been! My kiddos are back in school full time and they are loving their new teachers and friends here in Kansas. It was a hard adjustment at first, as I expected it to be, but they are thriving now. Teaghann and Braedyn each have their own special bff. We splurged and got them brand new bikes since we had to leave their old ones back in Oregon.
So far, we are still remodeling the downstairs bathroom and putting in a second bathroom upstairs. The house needs a lot of love and tlc but that’s to be expected since the house was built in 1920. We are keeping the original kitchen wall cabinets but replacing the base cabinets and putting in some more too. The kids’ rooms are completely done and they love how much room they have to play. The dogs are loving it too; so much so, I had to buy a control collar for Paige to be able to get her little beagle butt back lol. They have 9.4 acres to run and have fun, which is great but it’s even better when they come home.
Opening Danger is currently with a proofreader. It’s all set to still release on Halloween. Click on the picture to pre-order for $.99! And here is a quick synopsis about Opening Danger — I wanted the quiet life – coffee on the front porch reading a good book – kind of life. And when it came to danger, or any type of confrontation, whether from former boyfriends or nasty pink faeries, I tried to avoid it. This time though? I couldn’t escape it. I’m being dragged toward danger by a handsome, jerk of a werewolf who calls himself Evander.
It doesn’t matter what I say to Evander, what I have or haven’t done, it only matters what I have in my possession – a key. And because this stupid hunk of metal, my death awaits me.
In order to bring an end to this bullshit, I must convince Evander to help me. With his help, I can absolve my name. If not, then death for me is certain.
Opening Danger is an enemy to lovers slow burn paranormal romance where sex is guaranteed in book 2 so don’t hate me because you were warned. *** WARNING – this book contains scenes and foul language that some readers may find disturbing and/or triggering. ***
The follow up book to this is – Hunting Danger – and it will be with my wonderful editor Brittany at the end of the month. Hunting Danger will be action packed, full of snark and will finally have the romance. I let my line/copy editor – Tiffany Purdon – in on a sneak peek of Hunting Danger, and now I’m being told to hurry it up and finish it. I’m trying lol. Work and life has got me strapped so I write whenever I can snag a few moments.
Brittany is currently editing the last 2 westerns I have for the Whitman Series Romances which will wrap up the entire series with 9 books. As it stands right now, Western Book 7 – To Hide A Treasure – will be releasing sometime this month, following Maisey from Book 4 – To Lift A Darkness. I already have a narrator picked out for this book and she will be getting to work once the book releases. I’m excited to wrap up this series. There might be more westerns in the future but for now, I think 9 is sufficient.
After the Dangerous Ties series and the Whitman Western series, I will be launching into a whole new world of fantasy romance. I wrote the series before I ever wrote the Castre series and then lost it between moves, computer crashes and life. BUT I finally found the flash drive they were on while unpacking my office here in Kansas, so they will need a bit of clean up and then they will be good to go. I don’t want to give too much away just yet as I need to focus on one thing at a time. As soon as I delve back into that world, I will make a post with links.
I hope ya’ll are having a great day. Take care and stay safe.
Last month I lost my Nana suddenly. I was fortunate enough to be there for my nana, and to say good-bye, but to also be there for my dad. It has been hard on all of us. What my nana thought was a backache turned out to be her gallbladder. Gall stones were blocking the bile from draining. With surgery, the stones were removed and she opted out of any other surgeries. The unfiltered bile from her gallbladder made her very septic; along with having carbon dioxide in her blood, kidney’s not wanting to function and also her lungs failing (she had severe COPD prior), she was on a b-pap machine to help sustain her. Knowing her very explicit instructions of not wanting to live on any form of life support, she passed away surrounded by family in Oregon on July 29. She was 80 years old. I will always cherish the memories we made together from Sunday morning breakfasts at Shari’s restaurants and riding in her two-door red thunderbird as a kid on our way to the Redland Market for ring pop’s. My nana grew up on the east coast in Alverton, PA and moved out to Redland, OR in the 70’s, where she was an accountant for various companies up until her retirement. My nana was an amazing lady, always happy to have me spend the night and never missed a softball game if she could help it (she hated night driving). She is greatly missed by all of us.
And to add a touch more chaos, things have been a little wild in our household lately. We haven’t moved into our house yet. The bathroom is getting redone still – shipping of the new shower has been delayed for a bit and on top of that, we found termites and are getting the house treated. That’s ok thought. We are grateful to be staying with our cousins where we have a roof and a shower. The original hardwood floors in our home are getting refinished and completed and hot damn they are pretty! And I am thrilled to inform that even though the house was built in 1920’s – no ghosties! The house needs love but that is to be expected since its an oldie but a goodie. The kids have made new friends and start school soon. They are loving it here in Kansas. We are too. Same with the doggo’s and the kittie’s (including the newest kitten – Skittles)
I’m almost done with editing the paranormal romance – Opening Danger: Dangerous Ties Book 1 – and the pre-order will be up sometime in September (once I get it proofread and ready to go). I am so excited for this book that has been a year in the making to finally release on Halloween. I am hoping this will give me enough time to get book 2 – Finding Danger – written and ready to go to the editor. My poor editor is going to be loaded down as she is also working on editing the westerns as well.
Recently, I have made the – Castre World Novel Series – into boxed sets each with a new and gorgeous covers! Part 1 has the two short stories and 3 novels while the Part 2 book has the last 4 novels. I heard someone state they wanted a boxed set, so that’s what I have done and with paperbacks to boot! I am so thrilled to bring those to you all and especially with these gorgeous paperbacks too. I can’t even express how beautiful these are in person. Mouth drooling for reals!
Next on the docket for publication this year is the last 4 western series books. I am hoping to have them out this year, more toward fall/winter. These will be the last for the Whitman Series Romances although there may be more westerns in the future. I heard someone speak about a Mail Order Bride series and that sounds kinda fun to do. Who knows, I may even make it all set in my new state of Kansas. Despite people telling me “it’s pretty darn flat” the area we have decided to reside in, most certainly isn’t flat. It’s gorgeous. And the thunderstorms are awesome!
Well that’s it for now. I will keep ya’ll posted about the paranormal romance since I know a lot of you have been patiently waiting for that – thank you. I hope ya’ll stay safe and healthy.
We finally made it to our new state and we are loving it. The kids are having a blast getting to know the area and playing with all their cousins. We have been checking out the area since we still cannot get into our house just yet. It’s all ok though. We are able to stay with my husband’s family until the house is vacant and then we can go in, redo the bathroom and fix some of the issues it has prior to move-in. In the end, it all works out.
Exciting News Part 1 — The Castre Series has finally been completely revamped with: NEW covers, editing, proofreading and formatting. They all look so beautiful. I cannot wait to get them in my hot little hands. I haven’t ordered any paperbacks yet due to being displaced at the moment. But I am so excited bring back this series in a new way. I have taken out a lot of the brogue that was in it after being told it was a touch heavy. Other than that, it has been proofread by two amazing people, I am super grateful to know. I hope you like this newer version.
Exciting News Part 2 — Another awesome piece of news is: July 24 Take Over. It’s going to be HUGE because all day, every book I have on amazon, EVERY BOOK will be FREE! That’s right. You can get every book I have for free for the entire day of July 24. Why? Because I am celebrating 10 years of marriage to my absolute bestest friend and also 4 years as a published author. So please click on the picture to head to the Facebook group to party. All the authors will be giving away fabulous prizes and sharing their book babies with you. This party is by far the largest I have ever done and I am more than happy to do it. I’m so grateful to you all. Thank you so much for reading me.
I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Please take care and I will be sharing some more news with you all very soon.
This year so far been an absolute rollercoaster ride and even though I am a HUGE fan of all things wild and dangerous, I was not prepared for certain changes. My husband and I decided to be spontaneous and sell our house. We are going to be moving out of the PNW (pacific northwest) and heading to a state a little more southeast. The kids are excited, I am excited but the rollercoaster ride of selling, listing, packing, moving, utilities and all the things, I am not a huge fan of. I really don’t think anyone really is. My day job of Medical Billing will stay the same. I love my work and the people I work for. I am so thrilled to keep my job no matter the move or the state. I’m also super grateful for their understanding and support.
My first ever paranormal romance will be getting released later this year – more than likely toward October, after we are moved and settled. My wonderful and patient editor is wrapping up the edit this week and then it’s my turn to take over and see what needs changed. Brittany has been kicking butt on the book, making it sparkle and shine in between homeschooling 3 kiddos and so much more going on in her busy life. I really do appreciate all her time, effort and patience in working on this book and especially with the pandemic still hanging over all our heads. I’m sorry it had taken me so long. However, I was to give my readers a thorough and compelling story so I want to make it as perfect as possible. I really appreciate ya’ll patience as well.
After Brittany wraps up the edits at the end of this week, she is moving onto the last 4 western romances. Currently westerns 7 & 8 are completed. Those westerns follow women out of book 4 – To Lift A Darkness – and each has their own hard story of how they came to Denver and why. Western 9, following Charlene Brandt out of – To Veil A Fondness – is almost finished and then it will be off to Brittany . Charlene is an interesting character and trouble follows her around like a shadow. Lastly, western 10 is about Eliza, one of the women who has been in the Whitman Series as a background character, comes to the forefront with her own book. These last 4 westerns wrap up the 10 book Whitman Series and I will be doing large print and audiobooks for these as well. I’ve been contemplating a Mail Order Bride Series but I want to focus on some other projects before I leap into another western.
Lastly, the Castre world series is getting a little re-vamp in the way of new formatting, titles, and covers. I took out some of the harshness of the Meerdoran language and some of the repetitiveness. I’m super proud of how the books are turning out and really grateful to my proofreader Michelle F. for taking a lot of time out of her day to reread every book, checking for errors or things I might have missed. Michelle is a super busy lady and I am grateful beyond words for all her help. Two pairs of eyes are better than one. I have been debating whether or not to do audiobooks for these romances but I cannot find someone to do a decent Scottish accent. So far, 3 novels and 2 short stories have been rereleased on amazon. I will release them as soon as get them completed and the covers looking amazing.
JULY 24 – mark your calendars. Not only is that day where my husband and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary, I will be having a HUGE giveaway and party on Facebook – Angelina’s Dragon Keepers – where me and 15 other authors will blow you away with all the goodies we have for you. Not only is that date super special to me where I got to not only marry my bestest friend, but it was also the date (7 years later) where I met my small press publisher Teresa M. and began my author journey. I will have Ebooks for free on Amazon and will be doing a whole bunch of giveaways, including audiobooks. Please join the group listed above and have some fun.
Thank you all for your kindness and patience with me while life is throwing me numerous curveballs. I will get all these books out to you as soon as I am able and have all the covers and formatting needed. There are so many stories I have in my head and have planned. Thank you all again so very much for your patience and support. It means the world to me. Stay safe and healthy
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