Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Book Feature: Duty Bound by Jessica James (99c until June 10)

When I first heard of Jessica James's new book, Duty Bound, it got me curious. And how could it not, with a review like this:
“It is a book that I think could have the impact of a ‘Gone With the Wind.” – J. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History about Shades of Gray
Anyway, without further ado, here's the lowdown on this decorated romance author's latest release...


Friday, June 4, 2021

Goals for June 2021

Darn, I have really fallen off the goals wagon lately. Actually, that's not true. I've been working really hard on one particular goal — to clean up all the little messes that pepper my life. I have a long laundry list of unfinished business, unfiled paperwork, and someday to-dos that just keeps getting longer each year.

But I am writing. And I am cleaning things up (slowly).

For June, this little birdie has just one goal:

Work on The Guy from the Library.

Yes, there's another Somerville Story on the way. It's been in the works for almost as long as The Guy from the Wedding, but every so often, my schedule gets clear enough that I can move things along a little further. I hope to share a little excerpt with you next month.

Short and sweet, hey? Now, what are your goals?

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

An excerpt from Huntress by Christina Bauer (plus giveaway!)

 


Gage

Nine (And A Thousand) Years Old


Hide in the shadows.


Breathe low.


Stay alert.


With careful steps, I stalk my prey through the empty tunnels under the Bulwark Mountains. A stale and coppery smell fills the air. Around me, the rock walls glisten with condensation. Humidity presses against my skin. A single question repeats in my head.


Is an orcneas here?


My pulse beats so hard, I feel it in my throat. The metallic scent grows stronger. This time, the smell is undercut with the foul edge of brimstone. A bead of sweat rolls down my back.


The monster is close. 


A series of low hisses snap through the air. Up ahead, a lanky humanoid lumbers into a pool of pale light. Instead of skin, this creature is covered in exposed red muscle. A cowl of bone loops around its head and stretches down its back. I suck in a shaky breath.


That’s my target. An orcneas.


You wouldn’t think I stand a chance against this thing. Sure, I’m a glass dragon shifter, but I’m only nine years old. Orcneas claws can easily tear through my leather body armor. There’s nothing about my dark eyes, brown hair, or strong bone structure that could help in a fight. I do have a tail in both my human and dragon forms, yet that won’t cause much damage against an orcneas. Not much does.


This monster should be able destroy me, no problem. 


Only I’m not so easy to kill. 


I’m the last of my family line, the Beaumonts. As such, I inherited memories from my ancestors. It’s a special kind of magic called transference. I think of it as the last chance for a dragon shifter family to keep their history. Essentially, I was born with an ancient mind inside a baby’s body. You’d be surprised how often it comes in handy, though. The orcneas should fear me, not the other way around.


Up ahead, the monster speeds around another corner. I rush forward as well.


Sadly, I don’t get too far.


Guest Feature + Giveaway: The Somewhere I See You Again by Nancy Thorne

 

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Guy from the Internet paperback is coming soon!

The Guy from the Internet paperback edition is coming soon! Wanna see some pretty proofs? 😄




This paperback has just been submitted for publishing. It should be available in the next couple of days, and almost certainly by 1 June 2021.

📚 Check it out on Amazon 📚

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