Thursday, August 27, 2009

Join Me! Please!

Today from 1-3pm EST I'll be at Infinite Possibilities yahoo group - Link- or
To promote my new release, Scarlet Myst, and upcoming one, Sisters In Arms.
Please stop by and say Hi, or I'm going to be talking to myself. lol.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guest Blogging Today!

Today I'm guest blogging about writer's block on Fang-Tastic Books and you can read my author profile on the Lyrical Press Blog.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's Out!!!! Get Scarlet Myst Now!

Erin Calean, Aka Myst, works for the Scarlet Arm. A brothel for the wealthy and those pretending to be wealthy. But things aren't always what they seem, the girls at the Scarlet Arms are trained killers. Beautiful and deadly.

Buy Now!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weekly Word Total

Yes I was bad this week not posting to Twitter like I promised, but I have a good reason. It's been so freaking hot this week that I was shutting down early so my laptop didn't over heat. I've had this happen with another laptop and didn't need a real explosion on my hands. Any way the weekly run down.

Saturday- 87
Sunday- 382
Tuesday- 411
Thurs- 0
Friday- 411

Total for the week= 1736
Yeah it was a piss poor week. Hot, muggy, rainy and not at all conducive to writing. I think next week I'm going to step back and recharge my batteries read a few good books. Yeah I don't think there'll be a writing count next week. Sorry, but I need to take a break.

Friday, August 21, 2009

I've been Featured

I was featured on Authors Offering today. Stop by and let me know what you think.

Valuable Cargo by Paige Tyler

Available at Liquid Silver Books!
They Don't Make Guys Like Him Anymore!

Tanna Aldrick is the captain of a deep space salvage ship in the twenty-ninth century. When she and her all-female crew stumble upon an ancient ship floating in the middle of nowhere, they figure they might be able to find a few valuable tidbits left on the decrepit spacecraft. But what they discover is more valuable than anything they could have ever imagined finding – a gorgeous hunk of a man from the twenty-second century, perfectly preserved in cryogenic suspension. Mankind has changed a lot in seven-hundred years, and six-foot-four, blond-haired, blue-eyed guys like him aren’t just rare; they’re nonexistent. From the moment they revive him, Tanna finds herself falling for their handsome passenger. As logical as her reasons for not getting romantically involved with him are, however, she still finds herself inviting him into her bed.
Garrick Carlisle wakes up after seven-hundred years in hypersleep to find that everything and everyone he knew is gone. Lost and disconnected, the only thing that keeps him from completely losing it is the beautiful and sexy, dark-haired ship’s captain who rescued him.
Tanna isn’t the only person interested in Garrick, though. A man like him would bring a high price on the slave blocks on any number of planets and there are a lot of unscrupulous people in the galaxy willing to do anything to get their hands on him.
How far will Tanna go to protect her valuable cargo and what will Garrick do to stay with the woman he has come to love?
Valuable Cargo by Paige Tyler Click HERE to Read Chapter One and Buy Your Copy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Guest Blogger Lorhainne Eckhart

The Captain's Lady - A Passionate Tale of Love during the Iraqi War
Writing can be a lonely isolated job. For me it is a job I love. Commitment, discipline and dedication are all traits required if you’re going to write. Everyday I set a goal. If I’m working on my novel, it’s two thousand words a day. I don’t quit until I’m done. I take a break, walk around and clear my head if I’m stuck on a particular scene, or the words just won’t appear. But what I love most are those days the words flow and come alive on the page, there also the ones I may be done in three or four hours.
It’s the need to tell a story. Once the characters are created they take on a life of their own. It soon becomes their story, which may rise out of a conflict or lessons in my life or those around me. Sometimes where the idea comes from may be completely unexpected. Who knows the twists and turns it will take and what the outcome will be.
I do not outline the entire story when I begin write. The basic premise of the store is there, what happens when I begin write, the story flows and takes on its own direction.
Today, I have just completed my third novel. Now comes the real work. Reviewing, the context, the sentence structure, the accuracy of facts, time lines, the list goes on and on. I make the changes to polish it so it can be the best it can be. Even though your writing may be a work of fiction, it is important to ensure accuracy of facts.
Adding romance into a story is a key element for me. Even when I write about that relationship between a man and a woman, I think we can all identify with the conflict and frustration. In writing romance, it’s the happy ending that desired outcome we all want. Girl gets the guy, the right guy.

Blurb: The Captain’s Lady

Captain Eric Hamilton is a powerful force in the U.S. Navy, having earned himself a reputation of being a hard-nosed chauvinist. He’s commander of the USS Larsen, a destroyer, currently deployed in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Abby Carlton has just escaped from the man who held her captive for a year. Abducted while travelling in Paris, she was given to an Arab man as a gift, until one night she makes her desperate escape.

While on patrol one morning Captain Eric Hamilton discovers a dinghy floating aimlessly. Abby is found, battered and in an advanced state of pregnancy, lying in the bottom of the dinghy. From the moment she lay on the deck of his ship her innocence finds a way to penetrate his hardened heart. But time is running out. Eric is falsely accused of sexual assault and the CIA wants Abby and the baby for bait to flush out her captor.

Excerpt: The Captain’s Lady

We have no reports of a ship in distress in the area, Captain.”

What about fishing boats?”

No, sir, no reports.”

Looking once more at his first officer, Eric issued curt orders, the harshness grating in his voice. “Send a rescue team to check it out.”

Handing the binoculars off to one of the crew members, he strode with determination off the bridge, heading directly to the ship’s launch. His well-trained crew scurried about. Joe appeared at his side and they watched from the rail as the small rigid hull sped off in the direction of the dinghy. His pulse rose and the dampness on his back soaked through his short-sleeved shirt.

So what do you think?” Joe leaned on the rail, uncertainty clear in the crinkle of his brows.

“Don’t know, dammit.” Eric focused on the scene unfolding in the distance. Again he commandeered the binoculars from Joe and scrutinized the three-man team approaching, then securing the boat to the dinghy.

His senses were keen; over the years, he’d learned to trust them. The uneasiness that crept its way into his gut, the hairs now standing up on the back of his neck and the racing of his heart; this unshakable feeling was telling him that things were about to change—drastically. Puzzled, he felt the mounting frustration build inside, along with something else he could not quite put his finger on. Shaking his head, he realized it was not a feeling of dread.

The crackle of the radio interrupted his speculation. A voice from the rescue team came over the line. “There’s someone in here, a woman, and she’s in bad shape.”

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekly Word Total

The weekly word total...

Mon- 334
Tues- 494
Weds- 845
Thurs- 0
Friday- 428


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Weekly Total Word Count

So here's what I did this week for those not following on Twitter.

Sunday - 297
Monday- 577
Tuesday- 156
Weds- 201
Thurs- 321

Total= 1428
Yup, not even close. Don't know why I torture myself but I'm gonna keep trying. Some day I'll get it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

On Facebook

So I have a Facebook page. I didn't actually make it, since Facebook won't let me since they don't think I'm a person. A friend set it up for me and is going to keep it updated, so forgive her if it's not completely up to date.
Here's the link->Click Here!
Hopefully it works.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Challenge

I've decided to try something new with my writing. Since the challenge I did a month or so ago actually helped get my butt in gear and write. I guess it was having to come on here and post weather or not I wrote or didn't. So I stumbled over a 500 word a day challenge on, she also has a 1000 word a day one but I know I can't do that, and I figured I'd give it a try. The challenge is 500 words a day 6 days out of the week.
I'll post my daily word count on twitter, you can follow me and find out if I make it or not at I'll be posting my weekly total here on Friday or Saturday.
My goals-
Daily- 500 words
Weekly- 3000 words

Wish me luck.