To do lists....

To Do Lists

Are you a list person? The last month or so I’ve forgone my regular lists and couldn’t figure out why nothing was getting done—hence the lack of regular blog posts. I find if I don’t put what needs to be done on the list, they’re either forgotten…or it’s easy to say I’ll just do it tomorrow. Funny, but that same excuse pops up the next day and the next…well,  you get the drift. I enjoy actually being able to cross things off my lists. It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.

 

Another kind of list that I rely on heavily is a shopping list. I would be lost without mine! Sure, I purchase things that aren’t on my list, but not very often. I really try to stick to the list. It keeps me from forgetting things AND it stops me (most of the time) from picking up things that I don’t need.

 

I also have a wish list for my books and a list of movies I want to watch on NetFlix. 

 

How about you? Do you use lists to keep organized?

 

Goals...

I wanted to make a point in celebrating the small things in life, so when I published my tenth book, I decided to buy myself a little something…

 

Penguin

 

I love animal necklaces. This little guy fits right in with the others. Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

Not to be outdone, my husband picked out a small gift for me as well…

Ramsey

We get this little fella tomorrow from a local shelter. My husband picked him out. *squee* I’m soo excited!! 

We’re still struggling to come up with a name. What would you suggest?

 

Electric Night - New Release

After long last, I’m pleased to announce the release of the fifth book in my urban fantasy series, Electric Night!

 

This is my tenth book (yay!), but I swear it was cursed. Every step of the production was delayed, but I think it turned out all the better in the end. Isn’t the cover gorgeous?!

 

Electric Night

 

AN INSIDIOUS EVIL ENDANGERS THE FRAGILE PEACE BETWEEN THE HUMANS AND PARANORMALS. IF WAR ERUPTS, NEITHER SIDE WILL EMERGE UNSCATHED.

 

Raven will go to any extreme to locate the missing member of her pack, even confront her murky past that still has the power to haunt her. A wild hunt leads her to an isolated mountaintop, where she and her pack are taken captive, and she learns that her nightmares are all-to real and more dangerous than ever. Every minute is a struggle to stay alive against the humans who would use her kind as nothing more than test subjects in their fanatical search to create the ultimate weapon against paranormals.

 

EVERY MINUTE IS A STRUGGLE TO STAY ALIVE…

 

Determined no one else should suffer the tortures she endured as a child, Raven risks everything to destroy the labs, even bringing her pack to the brink of annihilation. If she can’t make peace with her past, she will not only lose her pack, but incite an all-out war between humans and paranormals.

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Here is a short excerpt for you to enjoy:

 

Raven’s pulse raced at the prospect of seeing Durant again, her palms damp as she anxiously watched the door like a dog watching for his owner to return home.

 

Another ten minutes passed before two shifters entered, one male and one female, dragging a third between them. Wild energy poured off the two guards, their aggressiveness spilling into the cavern.

 

After a quick perusal, her attention dropped to the nearly unconscious man between them.

 

Durant.

 

Her throat tightened at the sight of his still form, apprehension churning like acid in her gut.

 

His head hung forward, as if it was too heavy for him to lift. His hair was in disarray, the stripes she so loved more pronounced, as if he was fighting to keep his tiger from taking over.

 

The female’s grip turned brutal, her claws slipping free to slice into Durant’s shoulder, a twisted smirk of pure malice lighting up her face, clearly enjoying degrading someone already rendered helpless. The scent of Durant’s blood filled the air, and Raven clenched her fists, so furious she didn’t feel her claws slip free and slice into her palms.

 

When the woman shoved Durant, he dropped to his knees. His head slumped forward to rest on his chest, and Raven could hear nothing but the dragon roaring in her head.

 

She launched forward, slamming into the glass.

 

Magic shimmered in the air of the cell, and the symbols began to glow until they lit up like Christmas lights. Pain struck deep as her touch triggered the spell, the attack like someone trying to peel off her flesh.

 

A pleased smile crossed the female jailer’s face, her plan clearly to get a reaction out of Raven, along with her eagerness to cause harm.

 

But Raven didn’t relent, didn’t back away, her rage taking over. The dragon began to wake, a rumble building in her chest, until the glass beneath her palm rattled. One by one, the symbols seared into the glass blinked out of existence, leaving a charred image behind.

 

When she didn’t drop to the floor, withering in pain, everyone stilled.

 

Very slowly, the reinforced glass began to crack.

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I hope you enjoyed this short preview! To find out what happens next, visit Amazon and purchase your own copy.

 

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Electric Night - Cover Sneak Peek...

I’ve been busy the last week and haven’t had time to post, but for good reason…I just hit the publish button on Electric Night! Whoohoo!

 

What that means is that the book should be live sometime this weekend! I’m super excited!! I’ll let you know as soon as it goes live.

 

For your patience, below is a little sneak peek of the cover for Electric Night.

 

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What do you think? Isn’t the color gorgeous? I can’t wait for you to see the full cover!

More information to come soon…

 

Where has all the time gone....

Gracious! Has it really been that long since I’ve posted?!

A lot has happened in the last few months. The good news — Electric Night is nearly ready to be published! There has been some production delays, but I’m hoping to release the book soon. Yay!

 

I’ve also decided what book I will write next…think Academy of Assassins. I’m really excited about the idea. Then, if I have enough time, I’m going to try and release a second Raven Investigation book this year. Woohoo!

 

Unfortunately, I recently lost two cats within a month of each other. It’s been hard on me, since I’ve had both cats for fifteen plus years. Remarkably, both of them were over twenty years old, so they’ve lived a full life.

Below was their favorite spot in the house. It’s nice to know they’re probably still sharing a cat bed wherever they are…

Have you read anything good lately? I could use a distraction…