Monday, December 30, 2019

Quest complete. And Then You Fall now available for your holiday reading consumption!!!

I did it.
I really did it.
I self-published my 3rd book.
It's on the Amazon.
Right HERE

The third, and final, book in the Maguire's Corner series is out in the world!!

Here they all are!

I'm feeling pretty good about them. They're not the best books out there, but they're definitely not the worst, cause I've read some of those and they really suck.

Just wanted to say a quick thanks to all of my blog friends who've stuck by me while I poorly navigated this journey. Your support is always appreciated.

While I'm at it...Happy Merry Festive and a big Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The And Then You Fall cover reveal is here!!!

I'm going to try, going to give it a shot, determined to release this darn book before the end of this year.
It's got to happen.
It's going to happen.
I'm going to make it happen.

There. That should be all I need to fuck it up. 


The least I can do is show you the awesome cover.

Welcome And Then You Fall to the Maguire's Corner Series!!

And Then You Fall

After a tumultuous year, the last thing assistant police Chief Bobby Maguire needs in his small town is more problems. But, between his stalker ex-girlfriend and a drug-dealing cult, that’s exactly what he gets. It’s real bad timing to get propositioned by the intriguing new bartender, but once he gets a taste, he can’t forget her.

Cassidy has finally found her happy place. As the brew master of the new local bar she’s excited to share her beer brewing talents with Maguire’s Corner. Getting involved with the infamous Bobby Maguire should have been a momentary, albeit intoxicating, distraction. However, it puts more than just her heart at risk - it puts a target on her back.

When Bobby gets accused of murder it begins a chain of events that will leave him broken down, hollowed out, and rubbed raw. With the whole town now the focus of the cult leader’s anger, will Bobby be able to save himself, help his family, and get the chance to prove to Cassidy he’s more than his reputation?

A Maguire's Corner novel
Coffee shop owner Maggie Maguire doesn’t trust the new police chief her father hired to protect Maguire’s Corner. He’s a stranger, cold, bossy and annoyingly handsome. But, Maggie’s witnessed a serious crime and now someone’s trying to kill her. The man that aggravates her most might be the only one that can help her.

Police Chief Jack Munro likes his new job and his new town, and unfortunately he also likes the stubborn but beautiful town sweetheart. His self-imposed hands-off Maggie policy is about to be put to the ultimate test when he must keep her close to protect her while he tracks down a ruthless killer.

Determined to ignore Jack’s charms, Maggie attempts to help him unravel the mystery but when their lives hang in the balance she must decide how much she’s willing to risk to save the man she suddenly can’t resist.

This book’s original title was Maguire’s Corner. The name was changed to Already Home when it was published a second time. This is its third venture out into the market.

A Maguire's Corner novel

Ignoring a recent trauma that is affecting her everyday life, ER Doctor Kate Maguire engages in some high risk activities, but putting herself in these dangerous situations isn’t enough to feed her edginess. She needs something more. When her brother’s high school best friend comes back to town, it’s her chance for a ‘no strings attached’ fling with the man who still headlines in all her best dreams.

Rhys MacGrath’s days of one-night-stands are long over. The pro-football player might be side-lined at rehab for a shoulder injury, but that doesn’t mean he can’t admire and desire the all-grown-up, so-damn-hot, version of the tomboy he once knew. His sudden interest in Kate might be aggravating his best friend, who doesn’t approve, but it’s her indifference that’s driving Rhys crazy.

Everything heats up when Kate’s nosy nature sets her in the line of fire of an arsonist forcing them to deal with more than just the sparks igniting between them.

Included with your purchase of One Good Catch is a free short story,  Before We Break.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

#IWSG - December - We've got Anthology Winners and so much more!!!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!

The awesome co-hosts today are Tonja Drecker, Beverly Stowe McClure, Nicki Elson, Fundy Blue, and Tyrean Martinson!
Please note – since the next first Wednesday falls on New Year’s Day, we will be posting for the IWSG on the following Wednesday, January 8!

December 4 optional question - Let's play a game. Imagine. Role-play. How would you describe your future writer self, your life and what it looks and feels like if you were living the dream? Or if you are already there, what does it look and feel like? Tell the rest of us. What would you change or improve?

Announcing the winners of the IWSG Anthology Contest!

Coming May 5, 2020 -
Voyagers: The Third Ghost
Middle grade historical/adventure

Featuring these stories and authors:
The Third Ghost – Yvonne Ventresca
Winter Days - Katharina Kolata
Feathered Fire – Roland Clarke
The Ghosts of Pompeii – Sherry Ellis
Dare Double Dare – Louise MacBeath Barbour
The Blind Ship – Bish Denham
A World of Trouble – Rebecca M. Douglass
The Orchard - Beth Anderson Schuck
Return to Cahokia – L.T. Ward
Simon Grey and the Yamamba - Charles Kowalski

We’d like to thank our amazing judges:
Elizabeth S. Craig, author and honorary judge
Dianne K. Salerni, author
Lynda Dietz, editor
S.A. Larsen, author
Rachna Chhabria, author
Lindsay Davis Auld, agent - Writers House
Tonja Drecker, author
David Powers King, author

And a big thanks to everyone who entered! There were some great stories.

Previous IWSG anthologies -
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime
Hero Lost: The Mysteries of Death and Life
Parallels: Felix Was Here

Nominations for best writing website are now open at The Write Life!
Please go nominate the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

The WEP Challenge for December – Footprints.

And the theme came from our very own IWSG Admin, Tyrean Martinson!

Footprints in the sand...Footprints in the snow...and they don't have to be human - alien, monster, unknown creatures...all up for grabs.

The next #IWSGPit will be in January 15, 2020, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  Don’t miss it!


Did you know the IWSG has a Goodreads Book Club?