Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lynn Viehl's Her Ladyship's Curse is Out

 In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn’t believe in magic herself, she can’t refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.

Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship’s curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive. (from Goodreads)

Lynn Viehl's new book Her Ladyship's Curse is now available at Amazon.   

A book trailer and a free read, My Lord Mayhem, are at Disenchanted and Co.  


Friday, August 16, 2013

A Perfect Writing Space

It happened!

Last night DH kicked out of my office, again.

This happens on a regular basis. I like writing late at night and DH wants to sleep. Yeah, my “office” is in the bedroom or rather, I have a desk in the bedroom. It is not the ideal situation, but most of the time it works. When I am kicked out of the bedroom, I grab my laptop, pens, and notepads and head to the living room or the kitchen table.  I have learned to be flexible.

I dream of one day moving into a home that has the perfect writing space, but what is the perfect writing space? The answer to that depends on the writer and his or her needs and wishes.

My perfect writing space would have:

  • ·         Lots of natural light,
  • ·         A beautiful view (lots of trees, or a lake, or the ocean),
  • ·         A downstairs room,
  • ·         Walls painted in bold gem colors (no neutral tones)
  • ·         Bookshelves,
  • ·         Lots of storage,
  • ·         Huge desk,
  • ·         Comfortable desk chair,
  • ·         Tack boards and white boards,
  • ·         An overstuffed chair in the corner, and
  • ·         French doors.

The last item, French doors, probably sounds strange, but I have learned over the years DH cannot stand it when I close the door, even though he knows I am writing or working on writing stuff. Even if we are doing our own things, he wants me close by. It’s sweet and endearing, but sometimes tough. No, we are not newlyweds. We have been married for a long time and are best friends too. 

This could be the reason he hasn't helped me with any of the stuff in the spare bedroom that is supposed to be my office. Hmmm!!!

Will I ever get my dream office, I do not know, but it doesn’t hurt to dream.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Hidden Destiny by Carrie Ann Ryan

Hidden Destiny 
by Carrie Ann Ryan

Back Cover Copy:
North Jameson has always held his wolf closer to the surface then others. He's the quiet one, the one no one really knows about yet he holds the darkest secret. He’s watched his brothers find their mates and start families, and now it was his turn. He knows Lexi could be his and her son could be part of his family, but he doesn't know if he's ready to share the darkness that's entwined with his soul.

Lexi Anderson is a mother, a sister, a latent wolf, and a new member of the Redwood Pack. She’s also holding secrets so close to her heart she’s not even sure she knows the truth anymore. When North takes another step closer to wanting to cement their bond, Lexi must come to grips with her past and what it means for her future. The Centrals’ war isn’t over yet and Lexi’s life is on the line as the paths they've chosen takes a drastic turn.

From Carrie Ann Ryan:

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for much for stopping by to see my new cover for HIDDEN DESTINY. I love this one. The background, couple…everything. Scott Carpenter, my artist, did an amazing job. Also, one of my favorite authors, gave me a cover quote that made me cry.

Carrie Ann Ryan writes sexy shifters in a world full of passionate happily-ever-afters” – NYT Bestselling author, Vivian Arend

Thank you again for stopping by and if you want to make sure you know exactly when you can purchase North’s book, check out my website and sign up for my newsletter. You can also find Hidden Destiny on Goodreads for your shelf.

The sixth book in USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan’s Redwood Pack series is all about the other twin in our hearts.


This highly anticipated book is the penultimate novel in the series and goes down a dark path to find the way to end the war. You can find this book in all eretailers on January 14th, 2014.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reading and Writing

I love reading and I was reading at a very early age. By second grade I was reading stuff like Black Beauty, The Call of the Wild and Treasure Island. By junior high, I had already devoured most of the classics like Dracula and The Count of Monte Cristo.

It seemed like I've always known how to read. I can only attribute my reading abilities to the fact my mom read to me from a very early age on.

I remember having to do a book report my freshman year in high school. The reason I remember this is because the teacher told me I couldn't do the report on the book I had checked out of the library. It had to due with the book being too confusing, too long, and I wouldn't finish it in time. She finally gave up trying to convince me to pick another book.  I finished the book and went on to give a report on how different the book was from the movie version of it, which I loved. The book was Gone With the Wind.

I don't just read, I devour the written word--books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

As passionate as I am about reading, I'm even more so about writing.

All the words I've absorbed over the years are now the blood flowing through my veins. My heart has to beat and I have to write.

It may be as simple as a list or a haiku, or a short story, or a synopsis. I have to write.

I breathe. I read. I write.

If you were to cut me, I would bleed words. Maybe one day I'll be able to make a living off of the stories I've created with the words floating through my body.