Walking on Cloud 9…


So many good things have been happening for/to me in the last couple of months… my writing career, which I had feared dead, has started to take off again.  I am not selling tons of books/stories on Amazon, but behind the scenes, things are really beginning to fall into place…
In the next two weeks, I’ll be traveling to San Antonio for Romance Writer’s of America’s 2014 National Conference.
Today I got my invite the Berkley/New American Library (Penguin Group)’s author cocktail party…. I also got the confirmations for my editor/agent meetings. In all honesty, I’ve done these before. I’ve met my last two agents/agencies sitting at the bar over drinks and talking about personal lives and sharing laughs. It was later that I actually pitched them concepts, and was accepted.
But now, I’m going to conference agentless and for the first time, I have appointments set up.  I’m nervous. And to be honest, I don’t have a polished pitch. But, I do have an idea about pitching myself and my career more so than pitching a single project. After all, I am more than one single project. That isn’t the career I want to have.
And, I had a nice email convo with an old friend who I hope to run into at conference…
RWA Conference 2014! I’m planning and packing… I’ll be there soon…

Her Dom


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Title: Her Dom

Author: A.D. Justice

Anticipated Release Date: July 25, 2014

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Synopsis

My name is Dominic Powers. My software engineering company, DPS, is one of the top 500 companies in the world. Conducting a search for my Personal Assistant brought an unexpected candidate straight to me.

I knew she was different as soon as she walked into my high-rise office. She exuded innocence and inexperience. Those are two things in a woman that normally don’t attract me, but I am apparently making an exception for her. She’s young and delicate – and I’m afraid she won’t make it in my world.

But the carnal man I’ve kept hidden deep inside me says I have to try.

She is my Sophia Vasco.

I am Her Dom.

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A.D. Justice

A.D. Justice has been married for 25 years and has two wonderful sons in college. She is also an avid reader of romance novels and, to her amazement, a self-published author. A.D. enjoys reading many different types of romance books – including drama and suspense, crime and mystery, NA and YA, and contemporary and erotica.

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Beautifulness


Good afternoon my beautiful family, friends, and fans.

Are you wondering about the Beautifulness title of this entry? I’m in a happy place. I’ve found happiness and it has found me. No, things are not perfect. I struggle in my relationship with my oldest daughter, who at 22 things she knows everything and doesn’t need me. But I am learning to give up the constant pain of things I cannot control, and I cannot control her or her actions. She is grown. A little bit more growth and she’ll learn to appreciate me again.

But happiness and I have become good friends. I have found happiness loving my man because in all of my life I’ve never felt so love and cherished back. There is peace in that. There is a quiet joy. A contentment I’ve never known before. And excitement, too, because as my love for him grows, I am learning new things about myself. Finding who I am as a woman.

And after many years away from writing, I have come back to it and am slowly but surely remaking a career out what I want to do with my life. A career I love.

I have so much good news to share and even more on the horizon that I can’t share just yet, but I will. Eventually, I will.

I’ve been asked to contribute a story to the Den of Sin. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will. It’s a group of amazing authors who have created an entire world and have a series of books centered there. I am so excited about this story and have ideas swirling about what my Den of Sin contribution will be. Go check out the website.

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Read some of the stories so you’re familiar with the characters and world for when my story comes out. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

I’ve also had a short story accepted into an anthology edited by the lovely Delilah Devlin. Hot Highlanders & Wild Warriors will be released this fall. I don’t have an exact date, yet.

In addition to that, Thou Art Mine has been accepted for publication by Ellora’s Cave Publishing. It is an erotic medieval romance that I wrote years ago and tucked away. I decided to read it last winter and after enjoying the read, decided to submit it. I don’t have details on it yet, either, but as soon as I know, I’ll share.

I have more exciting publishing news, but at this point, it’s news that was shared to me in confidence so I’m unable to tell you more about this, but believe me when I say it’s amazing and awesome and I am thrilled.

And, I’ve started a new business, Cover Me Book Covers. It began because I was too broke (or too cheap) to pay for book covers for my self-published releases. Plus, I had visions for what I wanted and didn’t trust anyone else to design what was in my mind. Others began to ask about my covers and taaadaaa…. A new business was born. It’s going incredibly well. It’s not huge but I am doing a few covers per month and it’s growing. Designing is a good balance to writing, both creative but entirely different parts of the brain.

Do you see? Do you see why I would use a word like beautifulness? Because that’s where I am right now, living fully in it.

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“All I want is you.” 

Tess Hamilton has a ten year plan—every milestone mapped out to reach her educational, career and life goals. Happy to be moving in with her fiancé, Sebastian, she didn’t anticipate a dangerous attraction to another man, a life-changing event, and a terrifying journey of self-discovery. They were definitely not a part of her master plan, and now Tess wonders if any part of her scheme will come to fruition. 
Sebastian Irons is getting everything he’s ever wanted out of life. Leaving his playboy image in the past, he’s finally become the better man he longed to be when he left England and came to America. Madly in love with his fiancée and ready to start their life together, everything is seemingly perfect—until a series of unexpected events threatens to tear them apart. 
Can Tess and Sebastian survive the curveballs life throws at them? Will their love crash and burn, or will they get their long-awaited happily ever after? 

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Hot Highlanders & Wild Warriors


The lovely and talented, Delilah Devlin has put together another sizzling anthology, to be released this fall. Exact date to follow soon.

I am honored and thrilled to be a part of it.

Writing hot knights was what I wrote first, before writing Chocolate Kisses, so I am so thrilled to get to write one of my first loves.

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Pleasure in SurrenderDelilah Devlin
Wicked – Susannah Chapin        
The Keeper of the Keys – Axa Lee
The Maiden’s Kiss – Layla Chase

My Loveliest Vision – Renee Luke

The Invasion of Nefyn – Lizzie Ashbrook

The Promise of Memory – Regina Kammer

On My Honor – Beatrix Ellroy       

A Hawk in Flight – Connie Wilkins

To Love a King’s Man – Emma Jay

The BodyguardJacqueline Brocker
Broken Vows
Anya Richards    

Poetry and AmberAxa Lee

The Squire – Cela Winter

Unforgiven by Cat Miller


Title: Unforgiven

Author: Cat Miller

Series: The Forbidden Bond Series (Book 2)

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampires

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Release Date: May 27 2014

Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: Audio Book, eBook,

Print

Blurb/Synopsis: 

 Things

are about to heat up…

 

Brandi Vaughn wishes she could stand out. She’d do anything

to get out from behind the shadow of her socialite family—which now includes

Dani, her half-sister, recently discovered to be the most powerful vampire

known to their kind.

But Brandi is more extraordinary than anyone realizes. The

fiery young vamp has a secret elemental power—an inner flame that she must keep

under control so as not to reveal herself to the dangerous rogue vampire

targeting exceptional talents like hers. But when two desperate followers of

the Rogue attempt to kidnap Dani during her wedding ceremony, Brandi lets loose

with a pyrotechnic display that doesn’t go unnoticed…

As the vampire nation comes face-to-face with the threat of

the Shade army, Brandi is caught in an emotional tug of war between the light

and the dark. Torn between the affections of lovers from both factions, she

will need to choose who to trust with her heart: a warrior or a rogue.

 

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and now I live

not far from my birth place in Perry Hall, Maryland. I have two teenage

daughters and a man that keep me busy when I’m not working full-time as a Certified

Medical Coder. I’m an avid reader and I love all genre of romantic fiction from

historical to contemporary to paranormal. Sleeping has always been a problem

for me so most nights I can be found in the living room reading or writing

instead of in bed like the rest of the world. I don’t watch television. It’s

not a conscious decision, it just never occurs to me to turn it on when I have

books to read and writing to do. It can actually be a hazard, because I never

know what the weather will be until I look outside and I have to rely on my

kids and coworkers for local and world news. I love creating the characters you

love and love to hate. My characters remind me of people I know and people I

wish I had never known.

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Title: Unforgiven

Author: Cat Miller

Series: The Forbidden Bond Series (Book 2)

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampires

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Release Date: May 27 2014

Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: Audio Book, eBook, Print

Blurb/Synopsis:   Things are about to heat up…

Brandi Vaughn wishes she could stand out. She’d do anything to get out from behind the shadow of her socialite family—which now includes Dani, her half-sister, recently discovered to be the most powerful vampire known to their kind.

But Brandi is more extraordinary than anyone realizes. The fiery young vamp has a secret elemental power—an inner flame that she must keep under control so as not to reveal herself to the dangerous rogue vampire targeting exceptional talents like hers. But when two desperate followers of the Rogue attempt to kidnap Dani during her wedding ceremony, Brandi lets loose with a pyrotechnic display that doesn’t go unnoticed…

As the vampire nation comes face-to-face with the threat of the Shade army, Brandi is caught in an emotional tug of war between the light and the dark. Torn between the affections of lovers from both factions, she will need to choose who to trust with her heart: a warrior or a rogue.

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I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and now I live not far from my birth place in Perry Hall, Maryland. I have two teenage daughters and a man that keep me busy when I’m not working full-time as a Certified Medical Coder. I’m an avid reader and I love all genre of romantic fiction from historical to contemporary to paranormal. Sleeping has always been a problem for me so most nights I can be found in the living room reading or writing instead of in bed like the rest of the world. I don’t watch television. It’s not a conscious decision, it just never occurs to me to turn it on when I have books to read and writing to do. It can actually be a hazard, because I never know what the weather will be until I look outside and I have to rely on my kids and coworkers for local and world news. I love creating the characters you love and love to hate. My characters remind me of people I know and people I wish I had never known.

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Unavoidable by Yara Greathouse

Editor: Carrie Guth

Release Date: May 13th, 2014

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Part of a Series: Yes, but can be read as standalone – no cliffhanger

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Synopsis

Can you avoid falling in love when it is right in front of you and does not want to go away?

Life has not been kind to Brianna Gilmore. After a terrible childhood and adolescence she is able to escape her troubled past and disappear. A few years later she is starting over attending the university of her dreams. Dating is not even a bleep on her radar. After all the terrible experiences she has had with men throughout her life, she is not ready to give her heart away. Unfortunately, she cannot avoid the charms of Colton Hensley.

Colton is used to getting everything he wants. He has the looks and the money – until he meets Brianna. Pursuing her is a challenge, and getting to know her is nearly impossible since she is reluctant to give in to him. The mystery of this adventurous, adrenaline seeking, tough talking, most beautiful girl he has ever seen – is driving him insane. She is all that he can think about.

And when someone dangerous comes after Brianna, will she be able to avoid telling Colton about her past?

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About the Author

Yara Greathouse spends her days working for a living in the travel industry and volunteers for the community with Meals on Wheels. At night, she locks her office doors and begs not to be interrupted unless there is a fire in the house, blood is being spilled or a tornado is coming by. Sometimes her plan works, but she has found that acting as a Tasmanian devil is the most effective way to stop any and all interruptions while she is creating her stories.

 

She loves writing, reading and cooking – not necessarily in that order because it will depend on her mood. She seems to always get caught up in some comedic situation that causes her friends to laugh with her, and now they recognize that if something crazy is going to happen, it will happen to her.

 

Her favorite sports are people watching and eavesdropping on ongoing conversations anywhere and everywhere. According to her, this helps with character development. She also enjoys taking pictures of questionable strangers without their knowledge and of other weird things she comes across.

 

 

Join her in her journey of creating great characters and great stories that will make you laugh and will also touch your heart.

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21461919-unavoidable

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Loving Mr. Daniels


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To Whom it May Concern, 

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates. 

When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn’t plan to stumble into Joe’s bar and have Daniel’s music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss. 

When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons. 
Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.

It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.

It was ours. 

And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels. 

-Ashlyn Jennings
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Walking in the hallway, I felt trapped. My eyes darted to the clock on the wall. The loud ticks reminded us students that we must hurry along or we might blink and miss out on our lives. Six more hours. Six more long, dreadful hours before I would be able to escape the imprisonment of the building.  

While I was walking, I saw Henry standing down the hallway giving me a halfway grin. I sighed and turned the other way, running directly into a person. My books and schedule went flying and I rolled my eyes. 

“Watch where you’re going, melons.” 

I looked up just in time to see that I’d managed to run into a guy wearing a letter jacket. A football player, and from how the followers huddled around him, I was sure he was the head of the team. I glanced over and noticed Jake standing amongst them, giving him a wary smile. 

He shrugged with an apologetic grin and walked off.  Thanks for the help, chemistry partner. A few of the guys remained near me as I started picking up my books from the run-in. 

“Those aren’t just melons. Those are watermelons. I love my watermelons big and juicy,” a boy laughed as he walked past me, mocking the size of my chest. 

After I picked up the books, I held them even tighter to my chest. I couldn’t even raise my head to look the bullies in the eyes. 

One of the downsides to wearing Gabby’s dresses was the way they showcased my body. But for some reason, I had to wear them. 

“No need to read when you got a rack like that. I can teach you all kinds of things,” the head bully said. One of the others called him Brad. I felt his eyes roaming across my body and I shifted myself away from him which made me run into another. Didn’t they have better things to do on the first day of school? Like, maybe going to class?

“Just one taste,” one of the guys muttered as he moved close to my ear and rubbed his hands against my shoulders before the rough sound of a teacher’s voice filled all of our ears. 

“All right, all right. That’s enough. Get to class.” The voice ran through my ears as my head was still down. I watched as all of the feet of the assholes scurried away. A hand came near me and I flinched. 

The need for a shower washed over my skin. Violated. The boys’ words and rubs had violated me and made me feel as if I’d just been touched all over in the most callous way. I wanted to go crawl back to Chicago, where at least I knew who the bullies were. I wanted to go home. 

“You dropped this,” the voice said, handing me my schedule. When I looked up, the paper in his hands floated to the ground and he gasped. “Ashlyn.” 

Beautiful.

Breathtaking.

Brilliant.

Blue eyes.

 At first, a weird sense of comfort washed over me from knowing that he was the one who’d dismissed the assholes. But then the facts sank in. He’d dismissed the assholes. 

“What are you doing here, Daniel?” He looked so…grown up. So different than when I’d seen him at Joe’s bar. 

His tan pants were attached to a brown belt that matched his shoes. A light-blue button-down shirt covered his toned body, and his hair wasn’t free. It was tamed, combed back, held in place. 

“Don’t,” he hissed. His lips frowned. I watched as he glanced down the hallways and the back of his right hand found his neck. “Don’t call me that, Ashlyn,” he whispered. 

A locker slammed nearby, and I jumped out of fright. Everything twisted inside of me, and I fought back the tears that were pushing their way to the fronts of my eyelids. 

How could this be? 

Daniel cleared his throat and picked up my schedule once again. This time, he studied it, his eyes growing more and more worried. “You’re a student.” His hand formed a fist and he repeatedly tapped it against his mouth. “You’re my student.” 

My eyes widened in confusion and horror. Mostly horror. The bell rang loudly, the noise rocketing through the hallways. 

“And you’re late.” 

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About the Author
Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her loved ones and loves a great romance. The Space In Between is her debut novel and she looks forward to the world being able to read it! Other hobbies that she loves to take part in are writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! When she’s not running around and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her wonderfully adorable fur babies who she loves to death!
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Tease…


For some reason, I am struggling to finish writing Tease…. It’s all Jonah’s fault. He has a dark and difficult past. I won’t tell you about it because I don’t want to ruin the surprise when you’re reading it, but even with his dark past, he’s not brooding. He’s still very much an alpha hero. He’s controlling and demanding, but he’s also loving, teasing, playful… he appreciates life and wants to enjoy it. But, he’s not the type of hero I’m use to writing. Usually my heroes need fixing. Not Jonah. He understands the good and bad…. and he’s healthy… all but the spot in his heart for Daniel.

So, why is he so hard to write? Why are his teasing ways giving me so much trouble?  I have written knights and Scottish Lairds. I have written Vikings and damsels. I have even written young adult in the voice of a teen girl. But, Tease is a struggle.  I am hoping to, finally, finish by the end of this month and have it on the market by early June. Not soon enough….

And for sticking with me, here’s a pic of what Jonah looks like… and below the cover is a few pages of the opener (unedited)

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She was dead. Had to be. Opening her eyes hurt like hell, and through the tiny slits created when she finally managed to get them open a little, she was surrounded by clouds.

Pink clouds.

Danielle Clark closed her eyes, the pain behind her lids almost unbearable. To chase the pain away, she attempted a deep breath, but that only increased the pain, her entire body feeling as if she’d been hit by a semi. That must be it. A hit in run by a huge carnival rig, and now she was dead.

Dead. And in a pink heaven.

Or lord, how did this happen, she asked herself, trying to recall what had led to her death. Unsure whether she should laugh of cry. What was the irony that she’d work years to earn her position overseeing the state fair, only to lose her life to one of the carnies who didn’t know how to drive?

And what was the irony that heaven would be pink? She hated pink. Hated it. Hated the sweetness it stood for, hated the pretty shades, the delicate color. She hated pink, and yet she’d be spending an eternity surrounded by the fluffy stuff.

Pushing past the pain, she opened her eyes again, glancing around. Sure enough all she saw was pink. Pink fluffy puffs of clouds. Pink on all sides of, big round balls of pink clouds.

Groaning, she allowed her lids to drift closed again. She didn’t want to see all this pink, didn’t want the barrage of emotions and memories of why the color affected her so much. Pink had once been her favorite color, but that was before…before losing her virginity and heart, all on the same night.

Since then…since then she avoided pink. Avoid strings-attached relationships. Avoided the carefree enjoyment that had led her to lose her head over a boy. That was ten years ago. Luckily, the decade had smartened her up. He’d been out of the picture, moved on easily. And she’d grown up.

Now she was stuck with pink, fluffy puffy pretty pink. “Ugh.” Her mouth was dry. She tried to clear her throat, but her tongue felt swollen, her throat like a desert. This was heaven? Pink, pain, and no water?

“Lordy,” she whispered, trying to turn her body, anything to find a more comfortable position, but a sharp searing pain that store her breath halted all movement.

Her leg was broken off? Lifting her head, she ignored the throb behind her eyes, and forced open her lids again, glancing down at her legs. She saw white blankets and her toes. She wiggled the toes on one foot, just to make sure she could.

Then the next foot, but the pain shot up her leg, cursing through her body again. And her toes remained still.

She was trembling, not from cold, but from pain. The movement of her body only increased the pain behind her eyes, pulsing at her tempo. Her vision swam, became blurry. She allowed her lids to drift closed. Eased her head back to the bed.

“This isn’t heaven.” No way in hell was this heaven. Heaven was supposed to be peaceful. Comfortable. All your worldly aches and pains and drama gone, washed away when passing through the pearly gates.

But she ached all over. Her legs, one in particular, should be removed if she was going to get any relief at all. Her throat was so parched it felt like sandpaper. And she was surrounded by pink.

The last time she’d seen this much pink was the day she’d given herself to Jonah Reid, the love of her life. And it hadn’t been clouds, but bags and bags of pink cotton candy.

Taking a breath, she opened her eyes again, her heart racing, pounding out a fast tempo against her chest. “Please, no,” she whispered, glancing around all the clouds of pink. Nearly perfect circles of pink. Clouds wrapped in clear cellophane.

Not clouds. Cotton candy.

A sob escaped her lips before she was able to stop it. Turning as much as she could on her side, she looked around the room, seeing it for the first time for what it was. A hospital room. Instead of flowers, someone had filled the room with bags and bags of cotton candy.

Only one person would do that.

She looked toward the corner. A man sat there, his head back against the wall, his long limbs sprawled in the too small chair for his massive build. His eyes were closed, his mouth open just slightly. His chest rose and fell in the steady, even rhythm of sleep.

She studied his features. The masculine line of his jaw, the fullness of lips that had once kissed her senseless, the angles of his cheekbones. The dark blond lashes that rested on tanned skin.

Jonah Reid. No longer a boy, but a grown man, slept in her hospital room.

But of course he did. He was the reason she was there. It was all his fault.