Weekend Writing Warriors

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My lines this week are from my short story Halloween Madness, because it’s October of course 🙂

“Go say hi.” She nudged me and winked suggestively. “I’ve seen him, he’s extremely picky.” Which translated to Cherry just hadn’t been able to get in his pants yet.

“I wouldn’t even know what to say.” I whispered trying not to be heard, with were’s sensitive hearing however there wasn’t much hope for that.

“How about hello?”

I froze the voice touched me to my core. Never had I heard such an amazing sound so sensual and seductive. I felt my wolf respond to that voice.

Halloween Madness

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Tish doesn’t know much about being a Werewolf, being changed when she was an adult she never wanted to have much to do with her pack. She doesn’t know about the Halloween Madness that can strike on the full moon around Halloween, an uncontrollable urge to find the ‘one true mate’ that all Werewolves are trying to find. Her best friend Cherry convinces her to go to a Mating Party, a party that Werewolves can go and meet others in hopes of finding their ‘one true mate’ on Halloween. Not knowing about this madness Tish thinks she has found the man of her dreams in Ike at this party. However another has spotted Tish and wants her for himself. It is decided that the two will fight for her and she will have to go with the winner. Tish isn’t sure she wants either man now, not sure if its love or Halloween Madness.

Weekend Writing Warriors

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8 lines from my second book in my Rolling Hills Ranch series Loving Allison 

“Do you know this girl?” Sam asked quieter like she knew the secret already.

John looked down at her. Sam didn’t really miss much. “You are not allowed to say anything do you understand me?” He asked trying to give her the evil eye. It didn’t last long when she started grinning. “Please Sam? I didn’t say anything to Luke. Let me do this my way.”

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On sale now on Amazon for 2.99 Kindle or 12.00 for paperback.

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Second book in the Rolling Hills Ranch series. This book follows John and Allison. The two stayed in touch after meeting a year ago. When they are face to face again they know right away their love is true and will be together forever. When Allison’s stubborn and protective nature get her in trouble more than once John wonders how long their forever will be.

A writers work is never done.

So I’ve got Loving Allison all out and published, waiting for the wonderful readers to buy and review. I told myself I would read a book get some enjoyment for myself before starting my next project… Yeah right that’s laughable. No way am I ever going to take a brake. I started working on the ending to my New Adult book that was 75% done but I was stuck. So I wrote the ending to it. Now I just need to go through and edit it and add in some connecting piece to the end.

I’ve given it to a great friend to read and see what she thinks of it as it is now. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about it. I’m thinking about calling it Kat and the Cursed, though I’m not too sure on the name. It sounds like she’s dealing with more than one person that is cursed with a name like that right? And I don’t want to be Kat and the Curse cause then it sounds like she’s the one cursed. Oh well I’ll wait and see what my friend thinks. She may be able to come up with a better name for me. I hate naming books. I hate trying to name people in my books too but that’s a different rant 🙂

Well I am off to spend some time with my honey before crawling into bed so that I can get up and work tomorrow. Hope you all have a great night!

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Giveaway & Book Launch of Loving Allison

Sing a happy tune and do a happy dance it’s here, it’s here!!

It’s Finally here the moment you all have been waiting for and it’s gonna be great lol Loving Allison is now here! Today you get to see the cover (that I made all by myself first one so try not to be too judgmental 😀 )

Also you are invited to join me in a give away! One lucky person will get a paperback copy of the first book in this series Finding Samantha (signed if you so choose) Want to know how it works? Well if you go to Goodreads and add Loving Allison to your TBR (to be read list) between now and the 25th of June. You will be entered it’s that easy… but wait there is more!

Because you are looking at this cover reveal on my page if you ‘follow’ this blog… your in it again. If you share this post of twitter (add my twitter name @groomsbooks so I can see that you did it) you get your name in again! If you stop over and ‘join’ my Facebook release party you get another name and if you go to my fan page on facebook and ‘like’ it you get another name in. (Twitter and Facebook is for today only)

Finally if you buy the book from now until the 25th of June just forward me the receipt you get for the book and you will get your name in twice. (email address is groomsbooks at yahoo.com)  You could get a total of 7 chances to get your name into the pot!  The winner will be revealed on my website on June 28th (my birthday) and I will contact that person via email (or however I can find them lol)

Well now that the giveaway part is over here is the stuff you’ve actually been waiting for…

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Check out these other great blogs that are helping with my cover reveal!

Le’ BookSquirrel / i read indie / urban girl reader

the revolving bookcase / sassy book lovers

Book Blurb…

Allison met her best friend Jasmine’s brother once a year ago and kept in touch with him since When she is asked to help Jasmine plan a wedding at the ranch she jumps at the to see John again

The only woman John has thought he could be with forever is his sister’s best friend. When he sees her again he realizes this is the woman he wants to marry and be with forever.

That is if Allison’s protective nature doesn’t kill her first.

More info….

Loving Allison is the second book in the Rolling Hills Ranch series. This book follows John and Allison. The two stayed in touch after meeting a year ago. When they are face to face again they know right away their love is true and will be together forever. When Allison’s stubborn and protective nature get her in trouble more than once John wonders how long their forever will be.

Excerpt…

A van pulled up dirt flying behind it. It had been such a dry summer already, they were lucky the crops were still growing. He didn’t have long to think that before his sister jumped out of the van and was running at him. He walked down the steps laughing. “You didn’t even shut your door.” She launched herself and he caught her like he used to when she was little. “You’re almost as tall as I am. He complained laughing and hugging her. “I’ve missed you little sister.” He sighed, it felt so good to be able to hug his sister. It had been far too long.

“I’ve missed you too.” She hopped down and looked up at him. He was just as big as ever. She was almost six feet tall he had to be six foot four.

John looked her over as only a big brother could. Her black hair was down shining as usual her naturally tan skin looked flawless as ever. His sister had always taken good care of herself. She looked a little too thin for him though. She smiled as he watched her, her black eyes crinkling a little.

“I eat just fine.” She said punching his shoulder. “I know that look you’re trying to figure out, how to fatten me up.” She laughed and it made John smile. It had been so long since he’d heard that laugh. “Come on Allison.” She glanced behind her to see her friend was still in the van just watching them. “You remember Allison don’t you?” She had to look back at him to see his reaction as Allison climbed out of the van slowly.

John looked up and his breath caught for a moment. He had forgotten how beautiful she was. Finally finding his voice he mumbled an “of course how are you?” He felt his heart jump when their eyes met. Her blond hair looked good in the pixie cut that it was in now. She smiled shyly and he saw one dimple. He couldn’t remember if she had two and found himself wanting to make her smile enough to find out. Her skin was so white he worried about her burning and found he wanted to make her come out of the sun. She was short compared to everyone else and had wonderful curves that he knew she was self-conscious about. He reminded himself to tell her how beautiful he thought she was when they were alone.

“Hi John.” She answered smiling a bit. She felt so nervous. She had told him some very personal stuff in her emails. It was odd how daring she was when she wasn’t looking at him but now… She couldn’t believe he knew that stuff about her. She hadn’t thought about seeing him after telling him. She looked into his eyes and forgot all of that. All she could think about was him and how handsome he was. She couldn’t seem to pull her eyes away from his.

His sister elbowed him making him look away from the beauty of Allison. “Are you going to help us with bags or make us do it?” She asked raising one eyebrow at him.

John knew he had been caught and felt his face burn with embarrassment. “Why don’t you drive the van down to the house you used last time you were here? Joe do you wanna help me get everything inside?” John asked, as soon as he was done talking to his sister he looked back at Allison seemingly unable to stop watching her.

He heard movement causing him to look away again. Joe had come off the porch and was standing near him a smile playing on his lips. Sam had the same damn smile, like the cat that had eaten the canary. They all knew, it would only be a matter of time before his sister found out. If she hadn’t already figured out what was going on. She was pretty smart like that. He guessed it came with being a wedding planner. He shrugged and figured there wasn’t any way he was going to be able to hide it if he couldn’t even take his eyes off her. He decided to hell with it. He didn’t really care. If his sister had a problem with it he was sure he would find out soon enough.

“That sounds good. Are you Sam?” Jazz turned to the girl next to John. It was clear that her brother was going to be paying more attention to her friend this visit than to her. Honestly Jasmine didn’t mind though. She decided she’d wait until her brother brought it up to her though.

“Yeah, that’d be me. Thank you so much for coming.” She walked up and shook the girl’s hand. She couldn’t believe how much the two looked alike but yet so different. Where John was big and bulkily she was slim and delicate. Sam decided that it was because of the hard muscle building job that John did on a daily basis. Sam was glad that she had been told so many times that Luke hadn’t looked at anyone until meeting her. She could admit to herself that if she hadn’t, she would be grilling Luke about what he thought of Jasmine. The woman was gorgeous and she would have been jealous that Luke had already met her and possibly tried to hit on her when she had visited before. Sam shrugged, it wasn’t new to her that she was jealous of other women knowing Luke better than her. She had run into a few women in town that knew him well and had been jealous. Luke thought it was cute.

Jasmine looked at the woman. She certainly didn’t look like someone that would want to plan a wedding. Most of the women that were bridzillas were very conscious of their appearance. Not wanting to get dirty, having to have their hair, nails and makeup done. Sam didn’t look like she had done any one of those things. Her long brown hair pulled back in just a ponytail, no makeup and her hands had clearly seen some rough work. She could tell when they shook hands that they were tough. She smiled realizing that this wedding might be the easiest one she’d ever done. “Don’t worry about it I’m excited to start my own business. We’ll meet you down there ok?” Jasmine looked at her brother to find him and Allison still looking at each other. She shook her head and ran back to the van and climbed in.

Allison gave one last look at John before climbing in as well.

“Not one word.” John threatened as he watched the van back out before taking off after it. He could hear Joe and Sam laughing behind him.

Allison couldn’t believe how handsome John was. The way he looked at her just made her toes curl. She could barely get out a greeting to the man. His black hair, so much like his sisters, was a little longer than she remembered but it matched his bronze skin tone and was far from girlie. With his strong chiseled chin and thick neck you would never mistake him for a woman. His muscles still stood out like hard iron under smooth skin, she found herself wanting to touch those distinct muscles just to see how strong he really was.

“So what was that about?” Jazz asked her friend pulling her from her musing.

“I don’t know what you mean.” Allison was quiet by nature and she hated talking about anything relating to her personal life, especially any men in her life. She had always been that way but it was even worse when the man in question was her best friend’s brother.

“You, and my brother, we are best friends. I know you, something is going on… Do you like him?” The house wasn’t that far away she didn’t have time to beat around the bush.

“Your brother is very handsome.” Allison started, she paused thinking about how handsome he was. She shook her head “but I hardly know him.” She finished a blush creeping up her neck. Again she lamented how much she had told John in her emails. It was so much easier to talk over the internet than in person. She never imagined she would see him again. Though, honestly most of her dreams had her seeing him, a lot of him.

They stopped at the house and Allison opened the door quickly trying to get away from her friends prying only to smack John with the door. “Oh my God John, are you alright? I’m so sorry I didn’t see you.” She put her hand on his back as he was bent over. The contact sent a thrill through her. Her heart beat double time. She took her hand off him afraid of the reaction with such a small touch. He stood back up towering over her. Rather than make her frightened she found herself feeling safe and wanting to hide herself in his big strong arms.

“I’m fine Ally Cat.” He whispered looking down at her. He forgot the pain and that anyone else was near when he looked into her eyes again. He almost bent down and kissed her when a door slammed.

“Trying to beat up my brother?” Jazz asked laughing. Joe already had the back end open and was pulling out bags.

John shook his head giving Allison a small embarrassed smile before moving to the back of the van. It had taken longer than he would have thought with only two women but his sister had a lot of boxes for the wedding. “Why do you have a van?” He asked as they finished unloading. “You have a lot of crap.”

“Well that would be why I have a van. Need space for all this crap and it can’t get wet so, I can’t use a truck. I’m thinking of down grading though. I’ve offered the van to Allison, for her crazy idea of running a daycare. Why anyone would want to be around kids that much I have no idea.” She laughed putting an arm around her friend.

“I would.” John answered seriously looking down at Allison. She smiled a bit showing just the one dimple. He was going to have to try harder.

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It’s coming!!

Down to the wire and Loving Allison is now ready to be put on sale so… June 11th I am having a cover reveal that has turned into a book launch! Join the fun and find out the surprise! Just come over to Facebook and read about it. Check out the different blogs that are involved, go to Goodreads and add it to your TBR list and read a snippet of the new book.

 

Now to the fun stuff that’s going on now. On Amazon for FREE you can get my short story Cupid’s Test. Also Finding Samantha is now on sale for only .99 that’s half off! That’s right to get ready for Loving Allison you can now buy Finding Samantha for only .99 and get caught up. Can’t wait to see you all there!

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Now in Print

Finding Samantha is now in print! That’s right folks you can now get your copy of Finding Samantha for only 10 $ from createspace.com (where I get the most royalties from lol) or Amazon.com

I am so excited to be able to offer it in paperback. This is the first one in a long line of books that I will eventually publish (one book at a time). The next book in this series is now in the editing phase and I still hope to have it ready by some time in June. Cross your fingers! I have the cover for it already done and will (at some point soon) have a multi-blog release of the cover for all to see (If you want your blog part of that release contact me!)

I hope that everyone enjoys Finding Samantha and if you live near me or go to come convention I am at I would be happy to sign it for you (not that I’m full of myself and think I’ll have million’s of fans lining up to have me sign their books lol) As always you can join me on my Facebook page (link is to the right) and follow all my up coming work or just stay tuned here. I may not post every day but be assured that I will post and I will ALWAYS get back to you if you leave a comment or question. Thanks!sunflowersunmoon_1

Createspace.com

I have found this website called createspace.com You can publish your book for people to buy a paperback copy of it. They can buy through that site or through Amazon. I’ve decided to try it. I know a lot of people really like the feel of a paperback. Some don’t like reading with a computer. What ever the reason I think it’s time that I get into the paperback book world of publishing. I found when putting how much I want to charge for the book (I put 10$ what do you think, is that a good price) that if you buy through the website Createspace I get quite a bit more for each book sold than if you buy on Amazon. So I’ll be pushing createspace I know other writers who publish through them so I am confident that they are a proper and secure website.

I have just spent all afternoon trying to reformat my book so that it will up load properly. It actually wasn’t that hard. I was able to download a templet of what the book needs to use for font and the margins, I just then copied and pasted my work into it. The hard part I found was creating at cover for it. As you know I already have a beautiful cover for Finding Samantha however I do not have a back for it. So I spent all afternoon on my ‘Paint’ program, (you know the one we used to play with as kids) I’m sure that there is a better program out there for me to use. I’m just not computer savvy nor will I ever be I’m afraid when it comes to creating art. I can’t create it off the computer either so it shouldn’t surprise me. I was able to get it done though and hopefully it will look good.

I think I’m going to buy a copy of the book for myself before offer it to the masses, make sure that it actually looks ok. In all the book is 275 pages (I know it’s like a proper book) I had no idea it would be that long. Though I did add an excerpt at the end for Loving Allison and little blurbs about the short stories I have, and my author bio. So adding all that plus the dedication page and title page and copyright page, it’s really down to like 268 or something lol.

Anyone that is wanting my writing in paperback don’t fear I will inform you of it’s buying option as soon as I’ve got the courage enough to release it to the clamoring hordes of people who want it (my family and friends mostly) Well I hope you all have a wonderful night. I’m going to enjoy watching some TV and relaxing after my long day of starring at this computer screen.

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