Monday, November 19, 2012


     Strange goings on at my house lately.  Tigger, the new kitten, is disrupting the household. Not surprising, but with so many projects in the works, she’s a distraction I didn’t need. Between finishing Stranded at the Rodeo and starting my new BDSM project, baking for Thanksgiving, and wondering where I’m going to put the Christmas tree now that the study is my office, the conflict between Sassy and Tigger is a tad irritating.

Sassy has ruled the house for three years, her only competition for attention being Zelda, the seventy pound lab. She sees herself as Queen Sassy, in charge of her own destiny and purveyor of affection on her terms only. An overstuffed feline handing out opportunities for affection only when she feels compelled to socialize. A true fat cat.

Tigger is the exact opposite.

She runs, climbs, skids and explores. The minute she comes into contact with a human, the motor goes on high alert and can be heard across the room.

Sassy spends much of her time these days hissing and growling. Tigger wants to play, so she stalks the big cat. Funniest thing I’ve seen is the little squirt of a kitten chasing my ten pound monster up the stairs.

It happens at least once a day.

I know they’ll become friends eventually.


The Christmas tree goes up Friday.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's Play Tag


Life’s been busy around here. I took an online class on prewriting from a fellow NTRWA member. It was designed to help jump start NANOWriMo. I didn’t participate in that, but I wanted to learn how to be more productive. And let me tell you, I am forever grateful for Heather’s class! I had my first 9000 word weekend and I feel like the words are flying onto the page these days.

In the midst of all that writing, I was tagged for this blog hop by two writing friends, Clover Autrey ( and  Gina Lee Nelson (

 Here are the questions everyone is asking and answering.  Don’t forget to check out the other other’s blogs. You might find your next favorite book!

What is the working title of your book?

Stranded at the Rodeo

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Q.  This is the third book in a series, and the idea came to me while I attended a gun show with my husband. I was leaning on a wall with no idea where hubby was, just watching the crowd, and the idea for the first book, Kidnapped at the Gun Show, came to me. The two sequels  became imperative after the first chapter of Kidnapped was written.

A.        What genre does your book fall under?

Erotic Romance. I write hot love scenes surrounded by story, often bordering on romantic suspense.

Q.  Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Emma –Paige Turco. She’s just lovely and self-assured.   

Noah –Kevin McKidd. Tall, roughly handsome and self-contained,

he’d be perfect for domineering Noah.         

Ryan –Chris Pine. He’s just adorably cocky and movie star handsome.  

Q.  What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A.    An innocent young woman on the run takes shelter with a dominant man who then introduces her to BDSM and to his best friend.

Q.  Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

A.    The first two books were published by Siren Bookstrand, and since this will be a sequel, they have first dibs. 

Q.  How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

A.    About two months, give or take a few weeks.  I worked on a few other projects in between chapters of Stranded.

Q.  What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

A.        What a hard question! Maybe early Lora Leigh, her SEALs books.

Q.  Who or what inspired you to write this book?

A.    I’m fascinated by the psychology of the BDSM lifestyle.  While the practitioners are a widely diverse population, the fantasy of being in that lifestyle appeals to many women.

Q.  What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

A.    Well, if you like BDSM and/or ménage, you will enjoy this story. There’s also a good bit of suspense.


Okay, for all you authors out there…here are the rules:

  • Give credit to the person/blog that tagged you
  • Post the rules for this hop
  • Answer these ten questions about your Next Big Thing on your blog
  • Tag two or more writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

I tagged these wonderful authors.