Friday, 24 November 2017

Getting back at it

Hey all readers of Remembered by One,

After a ridiculously busy summer at work that continued into fall, and a bad case of exhaustion that sapped all my writing energy (not to mention energy to just get by), I'm finally back in a head space where I can work on the next chapter(s). Coming up: Some sexy times, some argumentative times, some fun times and of course some times where you just want to bash in your ex's head with a rock. Not sure how fast I'll get back into the groove, but the muse is willing, so anything's possible.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Making Room but not gone forever

Since the number of pages for Remembered by One chapters was adding up, I "unposted" the first six, assuming that everyone who wanted to read them, has. If you've been reading and need to catch up on one of the unposted chapters, send me a message here or on Facebook and I'll add it back.

Now that it's my busy season at the Evil Day Job and I'm working overtime almost every day, my plan is to post a new chapter every 2 weeks, rather than weekly. Best I can do 'cuz I'm usually a wreck at the end of the day.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

New chapters coming soon

Yes, new chapters of Remembered By One are coming soon.

The Evil Day job is sucking the life out of me so I really only get to write on weekends right now. Everybody quit buying houses! Okay, go ahead, but you're keeping me far too busy. No, I'm not a realtor, I'm a legal assistant. You know that massive stack of papers that you get when you go to a lawyer to buy/sell a house? And that annoying paralegal who's always asking you embarrassing questions like, "Where is the money for that coming from?" or, "What do you mean you don't know what your full legal name is or how to spell it?" Yeah, that's me. And for some reason, people always want to move in the summer, lol. Guess it's no fun unloading the moving van in -20 weather and trudging through 2 feet of snow...

Despite the stress and overtime, the muse has been bugging me non-stop and the current chapter from Randy's POV is begging to be finished. Oh, wait, that's Mason begging... Anyway, I'm working on it. But do me a favor, if you catch me hanging out on Facebook watching cat videos or drooling over your latest post featuring hot men in various states of undress, give me hell.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Serial Story

 I've been working on a 'frenemies' to lovers story with a mystery on the side, and a couple of dads who give fatherhood a bad name. It's called Remembered by One (the name will make sense in the end) and I've created a page for each chapter, and will add more if there's any interest. It's not finished, but I have a few more chapters I could post. Let me know here or on Facebook if this is your thing and I'll add 'em as I write 'em.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

No Longer Available

A Thread of Deepest Black and Forever in One Second are no longer available in eBook format.

Once my rights have reverted back to me (my publisher, Samhain has closed), I will republish them on Amazon. Fortunately, I purchased the cover rights to A Thread of Deepest Black and it will have the same awesome artwork. Forever, if I decide to republish it, will get a new cover that better suits it, and the characters.

At the latest, this will be September 1, 2017, but hopefully something can be worked out earlier.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Not His Kiss to Take available on Amazon

Not His Kiss to Take is now available on Amazon if you've been looking for a copy. With so much plagiarism happening and other forms of theft of copyrighted works, I thought I'd republish it. Plus, now all my books will be together in one place (and I had several requests for it). Sorry it's no longer free, but it is available on Kindle Unlimited.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Reviews and Goodbyes


I’ve been thinking a lot about them lately. Or rather, the lack of them. Outside of Goodreads, my books seldom get reviews, which is okay, because obviously there’s no obligation for anyone to review one of my books, especially if that book was paid for (and I usually get trashed there anyway).

But that doesn’t mean I don’t want them. How else would I know if anyone liked it? Do readers want a sequel? Would they like another book set in that world? Beats me. I really have no idea. Despite not having many books out (again, the sound of crickets does not encourage publication), I believe my books have sold fairly well for the m/m romance genre, which is small—I still receive cheques worth cashing. True, I have a “unique” writer’s voice and my writing is not for everyone, but that’s okay, there is an audience for every style and every story, which kind of limits who wants to read my stuff as well. But if you’ve ever wondered why there is no sequel to A Thread of Deepest Black, or As He Watches, or Stranded by Lies, lack of reviews is the reason why. Although I am widowed with three kids I’m raising alone, money is not a big motivator for me. I just have no idea if anyone is interested.

I have also put out three free books, and I loved writing all three of them. I would have put out more, but I had no idea if anyone would read them, because, *crickets*.  Plus, it costs money to have edits done and covers made. Not His Kiss to Take cost me $600.00 to publish. So, not something I could do with any regularity, not matter what the muse wants. As of my writing this, Not His Kiss to Take has been downloaded from Smashwords 17,315 times, which is an average of 6-8 books a day, my rough estimate based on the little graph. Still that many, even though it was released in December 2012.

And how many reviews does it have? 


And none since 2014. This leads me to believe that everyone who downloaded it thinks it sucks. So why would I put out a free book again? Or any book?

Which is the point of this mini-rant—it’s also my goodbye. And my thank you to everyone who bought A Thread of Deepest Black, Forever in One Second or Just Lucky that Way, or who left a review (even if they hated any of the above), and especially to those who sent me an email or posted on Facebook, or Twitter or in a group, that they enjoyed my story. Thank you for that. Thank you so much.

So to end this rant, I will finish with this: If there is a writer out there whose book or story you loved, and they are lesser known, please leave a review, no matter how short (I loved it! Please write a sequel! Enjoyed it! – these are great reviews). This is especially true for indie authors. The best way to keep an author writing is to let them know you like what they write and want more. Well, that, and don’t be a pirate. Pirating a book does not help get the next one written.

I will probably keep Just Lucky that Way up on Amazon until my rights to Thread and Forever revert back to me…or I may take it down tomorrow, so if you're interested in reading it, maybe get it sooner rather than later (I really wanted to write a sequel for that one! So much more to tell). Alas...

Thanks again everyone, take care and happy reading.