Monday, September 19, 2016

Finally!!! The DVR is about to get FULL!!!

Who else is excited for all the old TV shows returning and the new TV shows starting this month?

Just me?

Well, I am a child of the eighties. We do watch a LOT of TV.

Due to The HUSBAND's work/volunteer schedule and The BOY's school/sports schedule, we never get to watch shows on the same night they're actually on. 

But, thanks to the invention of the DVR, we can watch them at our convenience AND never have to watch commercials!

The Big Bang Theory
Chicago PD/Fire/ER
Marvel Agents of SHIELD
The 100

This is just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. 

There are a few new shows I'm going to try as well, like BULL, MacGuyver, & Conviction.

There are more, but I don't want to scare you guys away. :)

Anything you're looking forward to watching?

Friday, September 16, 2016

New Release & New Cover Reveal for M.S. Kaye!!

Welcome InkSpell Publishing author, M.S. Kaye!



Echo Through the Mist
Book 2 of the Taken Series
New Release!
Can Adriane handle Stein’s connection to her past and the truth of his motivations?
As Alec and Adriane investigate the reason his father’s old organized crime competitor returned to the city, Adriane eventually realizes Alec is hiding something from her. Will his continued secrecy threaten their relationship? Will the truth of Stein’s motivations rip Adriane away from Alec?
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Prequel of the Taken Series
Cover reveal!
Alec Kaden is the son of organized crime. But that’s not what causes him to be cold, and anger to crawl up his spine. He trusts his father’s judgment—his mother’s death in childbirth was his fault. Only one person can calm the monster inside him, but he will not allow her to know him, to see through him and find the darkness lurking behind his detachment. Will he forever remain her invisible protector?
Will be released 11/15/16 by InkSpell Publishing
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Endless as the Rain
Book 1 of the Taken Series
For Adriane Graham, the real question comes down to this: “Am I Alec Kaden’s guest…Or his prisoner?”
If she’s a guest in the Kaden mansion, then it means Alec has freed himself from his family ties to organized crime. It means he’s telling the truth when he says he’s protecting Adriane from dangerous men and they can shake off the shackles of haunted pasts.
If Adriane Graham is Alec Kaden’s prisoner, it means his tenderness is simply a ruse to keep her under control; his kindness is just poisoned hypocrisy. It means Alec is a cruel liar, and that somehow, by some desperate way, she’s got to get out of this charming man’s well-guarded house before it’s too late.
Is she Alec’s treasured guest? Or merely a pretty bird, trapped in his gilded cage? The troubling questions pour like fountains…flowing…
Endless as the Rain.
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About the Author:
M.S. Kaye has several awards and published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the short story anthology that I've been advertising, that included my own short story, has been abandoned by the publisher.

The authors are very upset by this turn of events. Some of us are working together trying to salvage our stories. There was a lot of time and effort involved for these very talented authors.

I'm not sure what I want to do with mine at this point. I do want to get it out into the hands of my readers, but I'm not sure how to pull that off at the moment.

I'll let you guys know what's going on, when I figure it out myself. Thank you! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Starr Fall by Kim Briggs Cover Reveal!!

Welcome InkSpell Publishing author, Kim Briggs!

Starr Fall

Book One of the Starr Fall Series
By Kim Briggs

Release date: November 4, 2016

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
ISBN: 978-1-939590-94-7

Pre-Order Buy Links: 


On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love.

Starr Bishop’s the complete package. A perfect smile, brains to match, and a winning attitude. Boys want to date her and girls want to be her. She’s the type of girl you want to hate, if only she wasn’t so damn likable. But don’t worry, she’s not interested in your boyfriend. Boys are one complication she can live without.
When the Organization decides she’s not only the model student but the ideal assassin, Starr’ll need a lot more than high test scores and extracurricular involvement to get herself out of that commitment.
Dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood is the last person she’d expect—or even want— to come to her rescue. From opposite ends of Webster Highs social hierarchy, their lives collide in one electrifying moment. Christian isnt the Goth loner he pretends to be, hes a part Cherokee, All-American boy who wants to be a hero, Starrs hero. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but nothing will stop the Organization from collecting their top recruit.
By the way, the spot for junior class president just became available.


About the Author:
Kim once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.

An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides Starr Bishop would make the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim, her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available now through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall will debut November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing.

When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snow drifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.

Giveaway Details:

To celebrate STARR FALL's cover release, I want to give away some swag. Let’s look at the cover again!

One lucky winner will receive a bag of STARR FALL swag including bookmarks, all the fixings for s’mores (once you read the book, you’ll know why), and this…

See that little metal tag? It says “Me to We.” Cool huh? You know what else is cool, the purchase of the bracelet bought one month of clean water to a child in a community overseas. Starr’s all about water and making an impact. I am too, and I can’t wait to give this bracelet to one lucky recipient. 

All you need to do is pre-order Starr Fall, then email a copy of the proof of purchase (a screenshot works) to KimBriggsAuthor @ (Don’t forget to remove the spaces;) 

Winner will be announced on Kim's Website Monday, October 3, 2016.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tara Tyler's Cradle Rock!

Tara! I love this cover so much! Best of luck with your new book!

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: December 1, 2016

Welcome to the forest.
Gabe and his girlfriend Ona are headed in opposite directions for Spring Break. After finding out humans might be a real part of their history, Ona is determined to dig up evidence of them in the mysterious mountains at Camp Cradle Rock. Being a logical goblin, Gabe tries to talk her out of it, but there's just no reasoning with a stubborn ogress.

When Ona goes missing, Gabe and his friends fly to Cradle Rock to search for her and discover a village of trouble, igniting an age old war. His physical skills may be lacking, but Gabe won't give up. With the help of his diverse group of friends, he will find a way to save his girl and maybe all beastkind. Humans, bah!

And here's the book trailer! With sketches from my super fantastic inside illustrator, Laura Kramer.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

#IWSG - September IWSG Anthology Contest News!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic.

Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts today are C. Lee McKenzie, Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!

September’s question of the month - How do you find the time to write in your busy day?


So, since I inadvertently half-assed-answered this month's IWSG question this past Monday, I'm just going to stick with the good stuff and copy/paste the new IWSG anthology contest info right here!

Announcing the 2016 IWSG Anthology Contest!

Last year’s contest was science fiction – parallel world/alternate history, and the result was Parallels: Felix Was Here. This year, we have a new theme and invite all members to submit.

Eligibility: Any member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is encouraged to enter – blogging or Facebook member. The story must be previously unpublished. Entry is free.

Word count: 5000-6000

Genre: Fantasy

Theme: Hero Lost. It could be about a hero turned villain, a villain's redemption, a hero's lack of confidence, a hero's lack of smarts, etc. It can be about any kind of hero including superheroes, mythological heroes, unexpected or unlikely heroes, or a whole new kind of hero. This theme has plenty of scope and we’re open to pretty much anything along these lines. No erotica, R-rated language, or graphic violence.

Deadline: November 1st 2016

How to enter: Send your polished, formatted, previously unpublished story to admin @ before the deadline passes. Please include your contact details and if you are part of the Blogging or Facebook IWSG group.

Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.

Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title.

We’re excited to see the creativity and enthusiasm that’s such a part of this group put into action. So don your creative caps and start writing. And spread the word!

Our amazing judges this year:
Elizabeth S. Craig
Richard Harland
Laura Maisano
Russell C. Connor
Dawn Frederick
Michelle L. Johnson
Ion Newcombe
Lynn Tincher

This sounds awesome and I'm really hoping to enter this year!

What about you? Have you ever written a short story? Know anything about writing Fantasy?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Is that a light at the end of the tunnel?

Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Hey! You, there! Hard worker. Do something nice for yourself today.

The BOY finally goes back to school tomorrow. YAY!!! 6th grade!

UPDATED: Today's 'Back to School' photo!

He's all set with his new FSU backpack, new FSU lunch bag, and new non-college affiliated school supplies.

He's actually excited, but he would never admit it. I can tell he's gotten bored and ready to do something new.

I'm also ready for him to do something new. Something out of the house. All day. :)

Now, if I can only keep up with his mountains of homework. :(


The BOY's football practices have been going great. The kids had their first game of the season yesterday and won!


What does all this mean?

It means I get to focus on other things beside The BOY and write more!

I have been writing in my notebook at football practices and now I have to get all that info into the computer.

I've been working on a timeline and trying to fill in the blanks, which is very unusual for me, but it's working so I'm not asking too many questions.

It may have something to do with Alex J. Cavanaugh. :)


Speaking of Alex, don't forget the IWSG posting day is this Wednesday!

Stuck for a topic? Here is this month's question: September 7 Question: How do you find the time to write in your busy day?

[Darn. I think I just answered that.]

ALSO: The group will be announcing the theme for this year's IWSG Anthology contest!