Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Time and Time Again" is free today and the next few days

My short novel "Time and Time Again" is free today and the next few days. Kindle only:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZLK42A

Bestselling author Linn Laurent has been grappling with writer’s block to the extent she imagines it as a distinct entity that crawls into bed after her some nights—with its sour, rotting breath. She’s tried remedy after remedy to get rid of the dratted thing, and her latest attempt is a retreat to Green Cabin in the mountains of West Virginia. Maybe there she can finally make progress on her latest novel.

Then she starts seeing and hearing a boy and girl. They claim they’re ghosts. Linn claims nonsense. She thinks a tumor or something like that is messing with her brain, but the evidence for ghosts turns out too strong to ignore. The children, Corrine and Christian, beg Linn to make contact with their parents and even bring them to the cabin if possible.

Joely Estes is sixty years old and has managed to move on the best she could since the deaths of her children twenty-three years ago. When her ex-husband, Orson, and author Linn Laurent show up at Joely’s office, they spin a tale that is too ridiculous to be true. Or is it?

Joely reluctantly goes to Green Cabin with Linn and Orson. The two women develop a bond that may go beyond friendship, but just when they think their world is back to normal, everything changes.

This short novel is about 42,000 words.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

When Crystal looked into Gene's eyes... "Reality Lesbian 2"


Hello! I’m happy to say that Reality Lesbian 2 will be released fairly soon—in a week or less, looks like. For now, I wanted to give you a preview with the first three chapters (it’s always possible some of it will change).

The blurb is below, and click here to go to a .pdf of the first three chapters. Reality Lesbian 2 will be available in all of the ebook formats as well as in print. If you’re curious about the first Reality Lesbian, go here. The second book can be enjoyed alone, but reading the first book does help you understand some aspects better.

** If you have not read the first book and want to avoid all spoilers, be warned that the blurb and excerpt contain spoilers.



“Reality Lesbian 2” blurb:

Crystal Maitland became a fan favorite during season two of gay reality dating show Will You Marry Me? Her popularity soared even more after she was dumped in the season’s final episode. While she was not ultimately chosen as the love of Dr. Zara Winters’s life, Crystal landed a gig as the season four lead. Thousands of giddy lesbians applied for the twenty spots to win Crystal’s heart.


However, as filming for Crystal’s season begins, she is already developing feelings for the show’s executive producer, Virginia “Gene” Robertson. When Crystal confesses those feelings, Gene urges her to forget them and move on. They cannot have a relationship. Never mind that Gene feels just as strongly for Crystal after spending countless hours poring through footage that reveals a complicated, layered woman. A mysterious, vulnerable woman.


Crystal tries to give a fair shot to each contestant, including the hugely pregnant Rowena Williams, the sexy butch Van Elliott and the gregarious Dolly Gaskins. However, when higher-ups at cable channel Rainbow World get wind of murmurings that something is going on with Crystal and Gene, life can only get worse.

What’s a lesbian in love to do when the woman she wants urges her to marry someone else? Find out on the shocking season four finale of Will You Marry Me?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Reality Lesbian 2"!!!

This week has been crazy busy with condo moving and freelance work. But I am getting great beta feedback on Reality Lesbian 2 and hope to progress some more on it this weekend. I need to contact my cover person soon!

I realized I have been doing a lot of talking (on Facebook) about
Reality Lesbian 2 but never posted what it is about. Here is the preliminary blurb. This story has been a lot of fun to write.


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Crystal Maitland became a fan favorite during season two of gay reality dating show Will You Marry Me? Her popularity soared even more after she was dumped in the season’s final episode. While she was not ultimately chosen as the love of Dr. Zara Winters’s life, Crystal landed a gig as the season four lead. Thousands of giddy lesbians applied for the twenty spots to win Crystal’s heart.

However, as filming for Crystal’s season begins, she is already developing feelings for the show’s executive producer, Virginia “Gene” Robertson. When Crystal confesses those feelings, Gene urges her to forget them and move on. They cannot have a relationship. Never mind that Gene feels just as strongly for Crystal after spending countless hours poring through footage that reveals a complicated, layered woman. A mysterious, vulnerable woman.

Crystal tries to give a fair shot to each contestant, including the hugely pregnant Rowena Williams, the sexy butch Van Elliott and the gregarious Dolly Gaskins. However, when higher-ups at cable channel Rainbow World get wind of murmurings that something is going on with Crystal and Gene, life can only get worse.

What’s a lesbian in love to do when the woman she wants urges her to marry someone else? Find out on the shocking season four finale of
Will You Marry Me?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Free refills at Starbucks

Some Starbucks employees need attitude adjustments. Starbucks gives free refills of iced tea and iced coffee as long as a customer did not leave the store. I stay long enough (working) sometimes that I go up for free refills. Today I got the most attitude thus far; the barista immediately said: "We don't give free refills if you left the store."

I said: "Why do you assume I left the store?" (I had not, not even to my car to get something or for a breath of fresh air.)

She had no answer.

Perhaps people abuse this policy. I don't know. But it's much more customer-friendly for the barista to ask: "Did you leave the store?" instead of saying something that comes across like the customer is trying to pull a fast one. This has happened to me a few other times but not to the degree it did today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Sexiest Man Alive

PEOPLE magazine has named its sexiest man alive. Who would YOU pick for your sexiest man alive?

Me...I might go with Prince Harry. He is a fellow redhead, and I've always had a little crush on him. A prince...mmm! He has that bad-boy party edge, but you can see he has a heart of gold as well. He does a lot of good charity work.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Weird Things Start Happening to a Psychic Who Has Been Running a Scam

Weird things start happening to a psychic who has been running a scam.

"The Psychic and the Damsel in Distress" is free at Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482101

It should make its way to other e-stores in the next few days. You can get it on the Kindle for 99 cents (until/if Amazon price matches the free aspect):

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7PCIYU
Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J7PCIYU



BLURB
Telah Costner has enlisted the help of psychic after psychic in a quest to find her missing daughter, Claire. Dani is the latest psychic, and Telah is hopeful because she senses something different about Dani.

To Dani, however, Telah and Claire are just two faces in a sea of clients and missing people. Dani doesn’t believe in psychics and never has. She and her sister Kate have perfected a scam in which money is the only thing that matters. That is, until weird things start happening to Dani.

This short story is about 9,000 words.