Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Moans ~ RACE TIME!!!

Wendi let me have the blog again because well, racing started this weekend. Yup. Irwindale had the Toyota All Star Showdown and in Daytona they had the Rolex 24. Now, I love me some Chevy muscle, and when I saw the new Camaro race car...yeah, I drooled worse than a sex-starved man in a nudie bar.

I mean, look at it.

Dayum. It screams 'look at me, love me'

I do.

But its also near my most and least favorite times of the year. Favorite? Nascar season starts in about three weeks. I miss screaming around the track at 150+ mph.
Least favorite? Valentine's day. Why? Because the woman I love doesn't want a whole lot to do with me. It's my own damn fault. You probably remember me and Megan. She's one in a million. Hopefully my contract situation will be worked out soon and I can get back on track.

Hopefully.

Here's to the worst of times leading to the best of times.

~Tucker

And Don't Forget to Check out These Awesome Authors: Megan Slayer, Kealie Shay, Menagerie Authors, Jessica Jarman, Devon Rhodes, Ashley Ladd, Linda McMaken, Cheryl Dragon, Marianne Arkins, Anne Rainey, KA Mitchell, Mychael Black, and Jenika Snow!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Flirty Friday...and a Little Down in the Dumps

I don't have much to report today. I spent the week hammering away at my resub. CP said it was ready to go and that I'd fixed my problems in it. I dunno. But I do know that if I had piddled with it much longer, all I'd succeed in would be more procrastinating. So I bit the bullet and turned it in. I'm waiting on a WIP to come back from the CP from the second time around crit. Might be able to send that one in some time this weekend. I don't know.

Crazy, huh. A lot of 'I don't knows' in there.

But I'm working with Megan to get her story done and I'm still hammering at my NASCAR story. I will get that one pubbed and it will be fantastic (and If I don't keep convincing myself it will get done and be worth reading, I'll never finish it.)

I'm having a 'little engine that could' moment and feeling like I'm just not making the grade. Do you ever get those moments? I'd love to know what you do to bring yourself up. Sure, I've got chocolate, good friends, and great reads to get lost in. And I will for a while. But I'm open for thoughts.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kinda Funny




Your Birthstone Should Be Topaz



Topaz represents self-realization and self-exploration... two recent themes in your life.

You're curious about the world and where you fit in. You are very intellectual and philosophical.



You are accepting and loving. You know better than to try to change anyone!

You are charismatic and magnetic. You love yourself, and that makes others love you even more.




Sorta funny since it IS my birthstone and I still think it's blah....

Thank You Thursday - A Review!! Have Me, Hold Me

What am I reading right now? Have Me, Hold Me by Jess Jarman. I loved Fen and Sarah's story and when I got this one into my hot little hands, you know I had to read it. I loved Jae and wanted to know what would happen to him. I mean, the guy needed a break from watching his best friend screw like rabbits with his mate. Yanno?

Have Me, Hold Me by Jessica Jarman
Total-E-Bound
paranormal, contemp, action/adventure
66 pgs

Book two in the Into the Shadows Series

After walking away from him years ago, will she have the strength do it again - and will he let her?

As an operative for the Triumvirate, Jaecar was used to hunting Rogues and investigating crimes against his kind. When a murder of one of the Three rocks the entire community, he finds himself face to face with Verina, the woman who'd chosen her ambitions over him years before.


Rina had worked her entire life for one thing, to become a member of the Triumvirate. Now, the very event that secured her position within the Three brought the man she'd loved - and left - back into her life.

When it becomes clear that Rina, and the other members of the Triumvirate, are in danger, Jaecar's mission is to keep Rina safe and catch a murderer. He is determined not to fall under her spell again, knowing she will always choose her career, but can he deny the feelings he still has for her?

Is being in the Triumvirate enough to fill the emptiness Rina has felt ever since walking away from Jaecar? Especially after being in his arms again?


As I said above, I loved Jae in the first story. He made me laugh with his tendency to be right there when he wasn't always wanted. And I have to admit, I kinda wanted to see him get it on with Sarah and Fen. A girl can dream. But what I will say is Ms. Jarman totally upped the ante with this story. Not only do I want to know what will happen next, but I want to know who gets paired up next. Yeah, I'm that involved.

The writing flowed well and I felt like I was right there in their heads as Jae and Rina sifted through their feelings for each other. This book made for a great little escape. I happily turned pages dying to see what would happen next and how Jae and Rina would deal. I absolutely loved Silas (I'm hoping he gets his story very soon...wink, wink) The poor kid, though don't let him hear you say that, cracked me up with his eagerness and, yeah, he was green. I loved it.

If you want a story guaranteed to pull you in from page one, then you need to read Have Me, Hold Me. It's a winner.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Guest Blogging for Wednesday

I'm guest blogging over at the Whipped Cream Guest Blog today. Come on over and comment. You'll be entered for the weekly prize. What have you got to lose? Come on. It'll be fun!!

And Don't Forget to Check out These Awesome Authors: Megan Slayer, Kealie Shay, Menagerie Authors, Jessica Jarman, Devon Rhodes, Ashley Ladd, Linda McMaken, Cheryl Dragon, Marianne Arkins, Anne Rainey, KA Mitchell, Mychael Black, and Jenika Snow!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Moans ~ A New Release!!!

That's right folks. I've let Arran and Sav stop by to introduce my new release, their story, Tangled Up. Take it away, boys!

Sav: I'm so excited. We've waited a long time for this one to come out.
Arran: It's our favorite. But, I wanted closure.
S: Should we give the blurb?
A: Why not, Mr. Welles, aka walking library.
S: You love me.
A: I do.

What if the person you want for the rest of your life isn’t one... but two?M

Mindy Mayes knew her husband was bisexual from the moment they met. She loved Arran with her whole heart until the day he asked for a separation to be with his partner, Sav. Through the ups and downs of life after the marriage, she, Arran and Sav remained close.

Things are about to change.


Though he walked away, Arran’s never given up on a life with Mindy. He’s in love with Sav and totally committed. But it’s his wedding anniversary. What if they took the threesome created out of friendship and made it into something more?

Maybe the perfect number is three after all.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of m/m intimacy, bondage—including a wicked hot scene with nipple clips and anal sex. Oh my!


S: Interested? I love the cover. Makes Arran look sophisticated with a tie.
A: You're holding Min. Explain that.
S: Hush.
A: OOh, they mentioned the nipple clips. Kinda makes me all tingly inside.
S: Yeah?
A: Let's find Min. I'm in the mood to get tangled up.

Aren't the terrible? All I wanted was for them to promo the book. Sheesh. Click here or on the cover to purchase. I hope you enjoy. It was a blast to write.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Flirts

I'm sitting here jamming to old Billy Joel tunes and working on revisions/edits/WIP's... Yeah, I'm a busy girl. Megan came over for a while to work on her WIP. I looked it over and I think once she gets this particular pivotal scene done, she'll be pretty good to go. Me? Not so much. I chattered with C for a while, too. She teased me about having one too many irons in the fire and setting the bar a bit high. Duh. I don't know what to do with myself if the bar isn't way over my head and more or less out of reach. Story of my life.

In the planning stages:
Rhett's part of You'll Think of Me. He's still in the rough stages. I mean, I know what he wants to do, but I want to put him in a situation he thinks he can't handle. I mentioned something to him about twins. He was receptive...I don't think he has any idea *how* I want him to end up with said twins. Hee hee.

In the works:
Still chugging away on the NASCAR story. I have the lawyerly parts done and right. The rest needs to come into focus.

In revision:
I have two here. I sent What Might Have Been to the CP, got it back and have one scene to finish. I *think* I have a handle on it, but as I know all too well, my having a handle on things isn't always what I think it is.
Also, I'm working hard on the resub. I spoke about that one yesterday, so not much to report as of right now. But hey, I feel a lot better about it than I did on Wednesday. Will it be the fresh, original, creative thing my editor expects? I have no freaking idea...and I'm scared it won't live up to standards.

In edits:
I should be getting the first round edits on Careless Whisper. I always get the feeling of dread knowing the edits are coming. Why? Cuz...I do. I dunno.

Releasing Monday:
Tangled Up releases from Total-E-Bound. Grab your copy!

Back to the grindstone, plus the song changed. Yes, I'm listening to a-ha and I like it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thank You Thursday

I haven't done this recently, but I thought I'd say thanks to more than a couple people. My WIP and resub have been giving me fits. More than a few. I want to get them right, not just done. I've seen what happens when I get things "done". It's not pretty and usually ends up with me in tears. (Insert here: Rejection/Resub) There's been more than a couple things concerning the works that I cannot, to save my life, wrap my mind around.

Thus the thank you.

I have some great CP's. I do. Even those who aren't there step by step, I've got some great people to help me figure things out when my brain just doesn't want to work. For example, my dear CP has been going through "Please Remember Me" and really doing a fantastic job. I'll be honest, I'm the one falling down on the clock with it. She's been patient and explained things, but I've not understood. Another CP, who just looked a small passage from same part explained what I'd been missing in the exact same way. Brain still didn't get it. Then she said, look at it this way: there is a moment right here where I want to know what she's doing to get him to think this.

Talk about DUH moment.

If I hadn't had both of them helping me, I'd still be lost and more than a bit frustrated. Did it help with the rest of the resub. Sure it did. I'm looking at it way differently now. There's the same words, but now I have more of an idea what I'm missing. Was one way better than the other? Nope. Both were effective and both were resources I'll use later on (like in the next story), but *I* had to get my brain in gear. N, M...thanks.

Now I can't recall what article/blog I saw this on, but I'd been getting really down in the dumps about my WIP and resub. I felt like I wasn't 'getting' it and wasn't doing justice to the stories. I like to read blogs and sites and such, and started to think, well, gee, these people are getting in gear, I should be, too. Then I read an article where the author put it this way: You write at your own pace. Sure, lots of people will be around you getting contracts and having release days. If you make it into a competition, then you're not setting yourself up to be successful or healthy. You'll end up frustrated and worse, your writing will suffer.

Boy was she right. So to whomever said that, and granted, there is more than likely a ton of people who think that way, thanks. Made me feel better and jazzed me up to work on one of the many other WIP's while I sort out the resub and edited WIP.

Thanks, you all rock.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What the? Wednesday--I'm Guest Blogging!


What the? Wednesday has been preempted because I'm guest blogging over at Whipped Cream!!! Want to read the post? Click the link. I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Video!!! Book of the Week!!!

Check this out. The ladies at Goddess Fish created this ultra cool video to help me celebrate and advertise my Book of the Week on LASR winning book, Right Where I Need to Be. I think it's pretty awesome.



Thanks ladies! I love it. What do you think?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Flirty Friday

Working hard on a WIP that was a resub, so instead of a long Flirty Friday, here's a shoutout from a fellow author and a new review from Whipped Cream!!!

First, the shout out! Linda McMaken, you read her interview a few days back, she's got me on her site today!! I'm super psyched since she is one of my dear friends. Click here to read the interview.

And now onto the review:

You’ll Think of Me by Wendi Zwaduk
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (93 pages)
Other: Mild BDSM, Anal Play, M/F, Masturbation

Melanie is a strong and well developed heroine who is easy to admire as she attempts to move on with her life. Rhett’s friendship with both Cade and Melanie proves to be a strong point of the novel as he encourages them individually to confess their love to one another. Cade’s struggle to overcome the effects of war is heartbreaking and realistically portrayed. It was these things that engaged me in the story and kept me reading.

If you are looking for a quick read with plenty of hot sex, then You’ll Think of Me by Wendi Zwaduk is the book for you. ~ Rosemary


Not too shabby.

And Don't Forget to Check out These Awesome Authors: Megan Slayer, Kealie Shay, Menagerie Authors, Jessica Jarman, Devon Rhodes, Ashley Ladd, Linda McMaken, Cheryl Dragon, Marianne Arkins, Anne Rainey, KA Mitchell, Mychael Black, and Jenika Snow!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thank You Thursday - A Review!! Sweet Surrender by Victoria Blisse

I love to give little reviews and tidbits about books I'm reading. Here's the most recent book read.

Sweet Surrender by Victoria Blisse
Total-E-Bound, Lust Bite story
35 pages
Contemporary
M/F, exhibitionism, BDSM

She doesn’t know what she wants but he does.

How do you mend a broken heart?

Helen goes on holiday to Scarborough and meets Tom. He is an attractive local artist who takes Helen on a tour of the sweet seaside town. Tom becomes more than just her guide as his dominant nature brings out her own submissive side and a shared joy of exhibitionism.


When I want super hot romance, there's one author I turn to: Victoria Blisse. Why? Her stories are steamy and sweet while keeping the reader wriggling in their seat. The story flows well and I felt like I was right there with the characters, strolling the beach side. By the time I finished the book, I was ready to go back to the beginning and start again.

Oh sure, I wanted to know more about Tom and Helen, but that's part of the nature of a short story. You won't get all the details. It didn't take away from the story at all and really kept me interested. I wanted to know what would happen next. Tom was a bit of a conundrum because I wasn't sure about him at first. Why was he there? Why'd he choose her? But as I read, Ms. Blisse's pacing worked well in revealing him bit by bit. Helen cracked me up. She knows what she wants and is great at stifling herself. She wants to succumb to Tom. Wants to feel him and yet she holds back. It's great to see how these characters come to terms with themselves and their situations. I loved it.

If you want a steamy read for a chilly night, then you need to read Sweet Surrender.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What the? Wednesdays ~ Going to Cincinnati!!!

Yessir, that's right. I'm going to Cincinnati. Not right now. In June! I'm going to the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together. It's a great time. You get to meet lots and I mean lots of authors, readers, and get to buy books. Imagine meeting your favorite authors all at one time. But, it's way cheaper than RT or the other conventions. Fifty bucks! Want to meet me or another author? Click here to see the list. Want to talk to publishers like Samhain, Sourcebooks, and Harlequin? You need to go. Want to talk to an agent? Pitch a work? What are you waiting for? You can sign up here.

Can't wait to see you there!

How long is it until June?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Moans

Ever have to admit your deepest fears? I mean, admit to the one thing that will knock you down and it may not be possible to get back up?

I was listening to the radio and "Learning How to Bend" came on. Naturally, I had to crank it up. I'm a man's man, but I do have a softer side. And really, the song is more about working with your partner rather than against. I then found the Gary Allan cd I love and blasted "Just Got Back from Hell". Made me feel a little better.

Oh, you're probably wondering who I am. Sorry. Deputy Marlon Cross. I work at the Jarvis County Sheriff's department in Ohio. I love my job and a certain woman.

But back to my fear. I love being a cop. It's in my blood. It's who I am. I can't begin to imagine not being on the beat, not keeping people safe, and not serving and protecting. But Wendi asked me a ton of questions (aggravating if you ask me), but she asked me a ton of questions and one of them had to do with my greatest accomplishments. Duh, being on the force. I am a cop. That was an easy question. Then she wanted to know about my greatest disappointment and my worst fear. Well, those were harder.

I don't like to admit I'm scared. Imagine being in a situation where a suspect has a gun drawn. You can't show fear. Not at all. So do I have moments when I'm scared? Yes. I won't go into the moment of fear and disappointment, but I came damned close to losing my job. I've said, I'm defined by my job. When things happened that put it in jeopardy, fuck yeah, I was scared. What would I do with myself? Being a bouncer is fun for a month or two, but not long term.

I'd be totally lost.

(*Sigh*)

I'm going to take off for now. I'm not really feeling too talkative all the sudden. I'm sorry this was a downer post. I'll call Logan or maybe Ryan to come over and chatter. They know how to work a room.

Later.

Wendi told me to put this on at the end:
And Don't Forget to Check out These Awesome Authors: Megan Slayer, Kealie Shay, Menagerie Authors, Jessica Jarman, Devon Rhodes, Ashley Ladd, Linda McMaken, Marianne Arkins, Anne Rainey, KA Mitchell, Mychael Black, and Jenika Snow!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Another Review! You'll Think of Me - A Review!

So I opened my emails yesterday, and low and behold, the first review for You'll Think of Me. Pretty nice and lots of lovely compliments. Thanks Virginia!

Here's the review from Coffee Time (or you can read it here):


YOU’LL THINK OF ME
WENDI ZWADUK

ISBN # 978-0-85715-341-8
November 22, 2010
Total-E-Bound Publishing
www.total-e-bound.com
93 Pages
Contemporary
Rating: 4 cups



Melanie Roberts has just about given up hope that the soldier has waited so long for will come home and admit that he loves her and needs her. Not that this puts a damper on her feelings for him... but she knows that he will not settle for her love, at least not her love alone. She has taken steps to be able to walk away… but her body is begging her to stay.

Cade Nicholson has been injured and will not be going back to the battlefield again. He is home for good and injured. Feeling like he is no longer a whole man and haunted by the things he has seen, he longs to come home to Melanie, the one thing in his life that makes him feel safe. Will he be able to silence the demons that are tearing him apart and have the kind of relationship with her that she deserves?

Passion erupts as hot and fast as a wildfire and these two lovers are swept back into a relationship that mirrors the one they shared in the past. When a woman determined to steal Cade away from Melanie slides into the scene, claws at the ready to tear them apart, will their love be strong enough to stop her? Or will the ghosts of the war and mistakes of the past keep them apart?

A tender tale, blended using the trauma of a military man coming home to try to have a normal life and a woman who is ready to be strong for him when he needs it, You’ll Think Of Me is written with a harmonious mix of passion and love that is as achingly beautiful as the song it was named after. Cade encapsulates the many feelings a veteran has to deal with when trying to cope with life at home after the trauma of war, while Melanie is the kind of woman any soldier would love to come home to. Although parts of the story were somewhat repetitive and could have been tightened up, for the most part it was elegantly told and well rounded. An excellent story and I will look forward to more from this author’s creative pen.


*Warning: Graphic erotic scenes

Virginia
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Review! For My Immortal, A Review!

I was beginning to think this book would fly under the radar without much notice. I got a lovely review from Whipped Cream Reviews shortly after the book's release. Imagine my thrill and surprise when I opened my email this morning. This book is near and dear to my heart, so I really hoped readers would love it. Here's what Manic Readers had to say:

Manic Readers Review
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewer: Patrizia Murray


For some strange reason, the entire time I was reading this book, I had the theme song from the old movie, High Noon, bouncing around in my brain. The words go something like, "Do not forsake me, oh my darling, on this our wedding day...I do not know what fate awaits me, I only know I must be strong...and I must face a man who hates me, or lie a coward in my grave..."

The story is of a sheriff, played by Gary Cooper, who marries Grace Kelly, but then has to go out to fight an outlaw the same day. Grace implores him not to fight, and says she will leave him if he does. In My Immortal, Storm is a vampire who must fight another vamp who is challenging him. Stevie has already left him because of his undead state, even though they have been formally mated. While a modern vampire tale doesn't immediately bring an old Western to mind, the circumstances are at least somewhat the same.

Stevie can't come to terms with what Storm is, and he can't make her understand that his love for her is not an unnatural thing, as she seems to think. He also needs to show his supremacy to his sire and rival, O'Toole, so that Stevie will be safe.

Three hundred odd years of life experience have given Storm the wherewithal to seduce Stevie and make her his own. She is madly in love with him, but can she live with his vamp quirks? Their lovemaking is electrifying, and it is that very passion that makes Storm reluctant to tell Stevie what he is, until he is forced to acknowledge that his arch rival O'Toole has already communicated that fact to her. All he can hope for is that she will somehow allow her love to overcome her revulsion toward him.

At the showdown between Storm and O'Toole, as Stevie is faced with the very real possibility that either Storm or she or both might well die at O'Toole's hands, she has to make a split second decision on how she wants to spend the rest of her life. Will she and Storm choose immortality? Life? Or will O'Toole choose death for them? Will Storm die a coward, or victoriously face the man who hates him?

High Noon is a classic story, and so is My Immortal in a different way. The plot is straightforward and somewhat predictable, but it moves along well and has a satisfying HEA ending.

I never would've thought of Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly when thinking of Storm and Stevie, but I guess it works. I've never even seen High Noon. Thank you for the lovely review, Patrizia. I'm glad you liked My Immortal.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Flirts

I should be doing something other than watching old Ghost Adventures episodes on Netflix, but hey, everyone needs a stress reliever. Plus, I can blame Megan for getting me hooked on it. Darn her and her love of all things dark and strange.

So, Friday Flirts...

Please Remember Me is still sitting with the editor. I haven't heard anything and well, I'm kinda relieved. Odd? Maybe a little. I'm of the theory of no news is better than bad news. Of course, good news would be fantastic, but hey, there's a certain safety in not getting ye ole hopes up.

What Might Have Been came back from one CP. Waiting for it to come back from the other. Once in hand, I plan to work on it so I can sub it in February. (Yes, I am a masochist.)

Ever Fallen In Love is the NASCAR one. It had a different name, but since I've changed my decision as to which pub to sub it to, I felt the name wasn't right in it's prior form. Plus, I've got a lawyer aquaintence...I love that line from The Goodbye Girl...this lawyer friend is helping me deal with the legal parts of the story. I mean, I can't use a John Grisham tactic if I have no clue what I'm doing. I'd hate to show complete ignorance.

No rest for the wicked. I'm in the process of helping Megan get her MM story ready for submission as well. She's aiming for March. I hope things work out for her. She's worked really hard on her story.

Okay, enough for now. I've got stories to write and GA to turn off. Soon. Maybe.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thank You Thursday - Meet Author Linda McMaken!

So today, instead of my normal Thank You or Book Review, I wanted to highlight an up-and-coming author who happens to be a very dear friend. I met Miss Linda over four years ago (man has it been that long) down in Cincinnati. Thanks to Cait London for putting us together even if she has no idea.

Now Miss Linda has been one of my biggest fans and I've got to say, I'm one of hers, too. She's got a book coming out in August from Desert Breeze Publishing. I'm plucking some tidbits out of her Desert Breeze interview (you can read the full interview here) for this blog. Plus, she added some tidbits she wantes to share as well.

Since I happen to live in the same state as Linda (not the state of disorganization and dementia...I'm there all on my own), I asked her to tell my readers about where she lives.
I am a Midwest girl. Although my family DNA is in the South, and my heart is in the West.

I live with an amazing husband who can fix anything. Seriously, I've never broken anything the man can't fix. We've been married for 28 years and have two awesome daughters. The youngest was just married in August. She is a firefighter/paramedic and her hubby is a firefighter. My older daughter is getting married in December. Whew, it's been a long, but fun year. She is studying to be an EMT and her soon-to-be hubby is an EMT/Firefighter. Well, now I've got someone to put out all those kitchen fires!!! LOL


I have two "pound puppies" Hailey and Diesel. Diesel is featured on my blog very often. He is the source of much amusement. Hailey is now 14 years old and she snores while I write.

Awwww. I want to meet Diesel the wonder dog. He looks like a cutie patootie!

I live in the corn belt of Ohio. We have an awesome Great Lake, Erie; the country’s largest state fair, where butter sculptures are seriously a work of art. We are home to the United States Air Force Museum, which is an amazing place to visit. The Wright-B Flyer lives there as does Air Force One and everything in between. Oh, and we have the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland – Rock on!

HEck yeah, we have the Rock Hall. Where else can you see John Lennon's clothes, Bruce Springsteen's leather jacket, AND see the original lyrics to Jimi Hendrix's songs? OHIO!!!

I also asked her where we can find her on the web.
I have a blog that right now acts as my webpage as well. http://makenwords.blogspot.com/. I’m also at the usual places like Facebook, and Twitter.

Let's get down to some fun questions. I wanted to know who some of her favorite authors were growing up?

I loved John Jakes. I met him at a local library when I was a teenager and fell in love. He was older, cool, and a writer!

Thanks to my mom, I read lots of Louis L’amour, Zane Grey, Max Brand, and great mysteries from Nancy Drew, Mickey Spillane, and Clive Cussler.

Hee hee, I just bought a Nancy Drew. I love good ole Nancy.

For those new to Linda's work, I wanted to know what genre fits your work?

I write romantic comedy. Although I have a thriller I’ve been playing around with and hope to have finished next year.

I’ve also been a freelance magazine writer for a number of years, and I am a scriptwriter for COS Productions. They create booktrailers for writers.

And these are some cool trailers. I've seen them. Heck, they made me want to spend my paycheck book shopping. It's dangerous.

She has a book coming out soon, so I asked her to tell me a little about the book.
The title is Baer Truth. It is scheduled for release in August 2011. I’ll just give you the “short” back cover version.

Abby Clark, a vegetarian, punk rock back-up singer and city-slicker gets kicked off the band tour bus in the middle of nowhere. Wyoming! Stuck with nothing but a talent for cooking and the singing voice of an angel, she manages to disturb a very cranky, cold-hearted bear, um, Baer. Joe Baer, a sexy Wyoming beef rancher. He has a nasty ex-girlfriend, killer blue eyes, a ranch mortgage that’s due, and a past that even he never suspected.

Just when it looks like beef might be what’s for dinner, the “Earl of Country Music” steps into the picture. He’s a sexy country singing legend with a killer smile and connections that could launch a stellar-career for Abby.

Baer Truth, is a contemporary romantic comedy, following the three Baer brothers and their heartwarming family saga in Wyoming ranch land; where the men are always hungry, the women are bossy, tractors are just booby-traps lying in wait for city-girls and true love is just a Baer cave away!


I also asked her to share some other tidbits, since there is always more to a writer than the words on the page.

I am doing a column for RT Book Reviews - I'm pretty excited about that. It is written as my librarian self, but authors can get some good info from if they are trying to get into libraries for promo. Here's the link: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/content/beyond-books-library-marketing-exposed

(Oh, yeah, she's a librarian, too. She gets to live around books. I'm jealous.)
Here's her official bio from Desert Breeze and other pertinent linkys.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What the? Wednesdays...Fan Mail!!!!

I opened my email the other day and felt like the minion in this video. )If you haven't seen Despicable Me it's a riot and yes, I want minions.)

No way, I got fan mail. I mean, I'm not a hugely famous author...I'm just puttering around in my own little corner of cyberspace. But when I read it, I about fell down. This person read the blurb for Tangled Up and can't wait for it to come out. She's excited about the premise and is looking forward to it.

Talk about tough shoes to fill. I'm scared I'll let her down or not live up to her expectations.

The book comes out in January, so I hope she loves it. I hope you do, too. Anyone else have those crazy flutters when you see an author you love has a new book coming out? I do. What about when people tell you they're waiting with bated breath for your next book? How do you handle it?

Let me know. I can use all the pointers I can get.

And Don't Forget to Check out These Awesome Authors: Megan Slayer, Kealie Shay, Menagerie Authors, Jessica Jarman, Devon Rhodes, Ashley Ladd, Linda McMaken, Marianne Arkins, Anne Rainey, KA Mitchell, Mychael Black, and Jenika Snow!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Moans

Monday, Monday....Can't trust that day...

Sorry. I had the itunes on full and was singing. The post title jogged the memory. You probably don't remember me. Well, maybe you do. I haven't stopped by the blog as of late, but we're all super busy.

Let me give you a hint or two. I was the girl in school who knew every scrap of seemingly worthless trivia on music. You know, the Beatles' original drummer was Pete Best and things like that. I was, how shall I say this...mousy in school. I liked to hide in my over sized flannel shirts. You probably ran me over in the hallway without realizing it. Would you believe, I was voted most likely to be present in a class I wasn't even in? (It's true.)

Can't quite place me? It's okay. Lots of people *think* they know me, but they have no real idea. I tend to fly under the radar.

My name is Macy Shibley. Check the book in your hand. Might be one of mine. Yup. If you're into stories that are a bit hotter than the average romance, you probably have one of mine. It's good. They seem to sell well. Plus, I love writing. I can hide in my characters and forget things...like the past...

Speaking of the past...I'm a proud graduate of the Class of '97. Go WereTiger pride! Okay, that sounded a little...flat. Well, next year is my fifteen year high school reunion. Let me tell you, I am NOT looking forward to it. Sure, I've got my BFF Kealie to go with me (no relation to Megan and Kealie...not much anyway...might be a hillbilly cousin or two in there, but we won't speak of that), but there's this guy....Tanner. (Fanning self) He was the bane of my existence in high school. Not because he picked at me. Not at all. No, he was the one guy I asked out. You see, I wasn't the queen of self-confidence I am now (Kealie, stop laughing). It took all the nerve I had to ask him out. Well, he turned me down...in front of the football team. *sigh* Took almost five years to live that down. I always think, what if he'd said yes? What if we'd gone on a date? Who would we be today? Crazy.

So I'm scared to run into him. Sure, I look different from high school. Who doesn't? But it still scares me that he'll project the old Macy onto who I've become. Or worse yet, what if he knows who I am and has followed my career? When I tell people I write erotic, they think all sorts of blue things about me.

Oy...Anyway, I'm looking over the prelim registration for the reunion. The school district is planning on demolishing the building, so the reunion committee wants things in order so they can the be the last event held there. Sheesh.

Enough of my chattering. I shouldn't worry about what hasn't happened or what might have been.

BUT do read a spicy, red-hot book. Reading erotica counts as burning calories.

Oh, and a message from Wendi: