Happy 2015!

Well, 2015 is upon us, and I decided my first piece of writerly business was to update my site. I decided to stick with black and purples, but I’ve been wanting to add hearts for sometime now. I think it looks a little more romantic. Hope you like it.

So what are my thoughts on 2015? I’m not one to make resolutions. I’ve mentioned it before, I have NO willpower, and as such resolutions only lead to disappointment. However, some of the things I’m hoping to accomplish in 2015 include…

1) I won’t say diet, but instead: Eat healthier…Less Coke. Less chocolate. More veggies. (If you have shares in Coca Cola, you might as well sell them now.)

2) More exercise. Fortunately anything more than “none” is more than I’m doing now.

3) Spend more time on my writing. Including, a) submit AT LEAST TWO novellas to Wild Rose Press, and b) look into self-publishing two YA novellas. (WRP does not publish YA)

4) More reading. With over 300 unread books on my kindle and another 60+ on my shelf, I’ve got a lot of reading to do. However, I’m not going to waste time on books I’m not enjoying. Hook me fast, or be deleted.

5) No more wool/craft purchases until I make my a BIG dent in the current stash. And no more scarves!

Realistically, since “sleep less” is not on my list, I’m not sure where I’m going to find the time for these. I’m thinking that a few of these may be neglected until The Daughter leaves for university in September, at which time I’ll be looking for ways to spend all that extra time. But, hey, 2015 includes all twelve months…not just January.

How about you? What are you resolutions, goals or hopes for the new year?

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Sneak Peek Sunday – my new release: Silver Blade

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It’s official, my e-novella Silver Blade is now available!! At this time it is only available for Kindle via Amazon’s KDP at Silver Blade Buy link (The general release date is July 24th) So for this week and as part of Sneak Peek Sunday, I’m posting the first six paragraphs of Silver Blade…

Silver Blade

Silver Blade

Dusk was settling in. A solitary headlight approached in her rearview mirror. With a whoosh, a motorcycle passed, the single red taillight ascending the next hill. A second pair of headlights came over the rise behind Angela, advancing quickly and illuminating her mirrors. Her hands tightened on the steering wheel as a massive black SUV shot out around her, its size and speed shaking the little car.

“What the…?” she exclaimed to the empty passenger seat. She witnessed the speeding monster climb the long low hill, gaining on the motorcycle. Although night was approaching fast, she could see the larger vehicle pull alongside the motorcycle, entering into the opposite lane. The two vehicles neared the top of the hill, the SUV hidden by the rise to oncoming traffic. The black mammoth swerved and sent the much smaller vehicle off the road into the grass and trees.

“Holy crap!” she cried out, removing her foot from the gas. Surely there must have been another vehicle approaching to cause the SUV to make such a drastic move. She watched the top of the hill, but no other traffic came, nor did the huge vehicle come back to check on the ill-fated bike and rider.

She returned pressure to the accelerator and followed the deserted country hill to the approximate spot where the motorcycle left the road. The pounding of her heart echoed against her temples. She closed her eyes. Deep breath. Relax.

She grabbed her purse from the passenger seat and climbed out of the car. She rooted around in the large satchel and found the rough cut of keys at the bottom. She hurried around to the back of the car and popped the trunk, then stared at its contents. A few boxes and two suitcases, one his and one hers.

Her brother, Bobby, a park ranger, had come across his share of bears and wild animals, but instead his life had been taken by a drunk driver. She was on her way back from burying him, his few items worth keeping packed away in the flimsy cardboard. She shook off the memories and yanked forward a small metal box.

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Sneak Peek Sunday – Silver Blade (coming from Wild Rose Press July 24, 2013)

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Six paragraphs from my upcoming novella, Silver Blade:

Silver Blade

Silver Blade

When she brought him in, Mr. McAvoy had been a mystery, covered head to toe; the only thing she knew for sure was that he was large and male. This morning, however, was a different situation entirely. The huge man in front of her wore a tight pair of black boxer briefs and his ribs were wrapped in white bandages. Other than that, he wore nothing. She’d guessed he was a solid muscular man from the fit of his jacket and jeans, but this morning’s attire left little to the imagination. Definitely male. And large. Wow!

“Sorry, I had to ditch the hospital gown. I was getting all tangled in it. Don’t know how you women sleep in those things.”

Angela realized she was staring, and forced her eyes up from his body to his face. A small V of golden brown hair sat below his bottom lip; this and his eyebrows gave the only hint to what his hair color might be. Handsome, bald, and undeniably strong, the man was built like a mixed martial arts champion. Better in fact.

But his eyes—so much like Bobby’s. Pale blue eyes surrounded by long dark lashes studied her. Eyes she suspected often reflected the ferocity of their owner, but also hid a depth of love and loss.

“I’m not a nurse,” she managed to say.

“No, you’re my angel,” he said and continued to approach.

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