Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Playlist for Bailey's Secret (Briary Creek Wolves 1)

When I write, I either listen to music or I listen to a favorite movie. For BAILEY'S SECRET, I actually put together a playlist on my phone and listened to it while I wrote.


Bee Gees:   Alone; Emotion; One

Phil Collins:  Another Day in Paradise

Lady Gaga:  Bad Romance; Just Dance

Midnight Oil:  Beds Are Burning

Blue Oyster Cult:  Burnin' for You

Lemonade Mouth:  Breakthrough

Erasure:  Chains of Love

OneRepublic:  Counting Stars

Seal:  Crazy

Collective Soul:  December

David Bowie:  Fame; Golden Years

Gorillaz:  Feel Good Inc

Fleetwood Mac:  Gypsy; Hold Me; Seven Wonders

Genesis:  Land of Confusion

The Wallflowers:  One Headlight

Eagles:  One of These Nights

Daryl Hall and John Oates:  Out of Touch

Gerry Rafferty:  Right Down the Line

Ronnie Milsap:  Stranger in My House

Britney Spears:  Toxic

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Bailey's Secret:  Briary Creek Wolves
Book 1

Bailey has secrets.

Secrets even she does not know.

For the last six years, Bailey, a curvy human, has been running from the alpha of her old pack. If he catches her, she knows death will be the least of her worries.

Daniel, a dire wolf and one of the Goddess’s warriors, does not want a mate. He sees a mate as a distraction and weakness, and does not want that complication in his life.

When Bailey stopped in Bryant Station, she was not looking for friends or a mate, but she finds them. After a mysterious phone call warns her of danger, Bailey realizes she will do anything to protect those she cares about, even if it means running from everything she wants.

Will Daniel allow Bailey to run away from him, or will he overcome his fears, rescue her, and claim his mate?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Book Blitz: Lover, Divine by A. Star Book

Lover, Divine (Mythos: Gods & Lovers) by A. Star
Genre: Adult Romance, Mythology
Release Date: February 25, 2014

Buy Links: AmazonBarnes and Noble

For fans of the Oracle of Delphi series…and for those who aren’t…

Born into one of the wealthiest families in Ireland, Siobhan Law has status, privilege, and a secret: The Greek gods of Olympus and their kingdom in the clouds are real, and her family acts as one of their agents on Earth.

When the beautiful immortal celeste Liam Argyros shows up claiming to have come to Earth to deal in the affairs of the divine, Siobhan finds herself unable to resist his charms. New to the game of passion and seduction, she quickly ends up in over her head, sinking deeper with every attempt Liam makes to win her over.
But Liam’s divine mission is far more complex than she ever imagined and nothing is truly as it seems. Because Liam has a secret of his own: He is Apollo, Olympian god of the Sun, and his mission will never be complete until he has claimed Siobhan’s heart forever.
WARNING: For readers 18+ only. Contains adult language and sexual situations.


“If I asked you to be my lover, would you?” Liam inquired, changing the subject completely.
I stared at him as if he were mad. “No!”
“Why not?” He actually had the audacity to look surprised.
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. “On top of the fact tha’ I jus' met you and you stole principal from me today? Besides, you belong to Aphrodite.” And nobody with brains purposely ticked off the ever-vengeful goddess of Love. Her jealousy and wrath was almost as legendary as Hera, the Queen of the gods.
“Jealous, Siobhan Law?”
“Definitely not! I actually pity her and can’t understand why she’d want you as a lover. I’m sure she regrets it every time she sees your face.”
Liam laughed. “She feels a lot of things when she sees me, but regret is not one of them.”

A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She likes to read it, and she damn sure likes to write it. 
Her first adult romance/fantasy novella is called Invasion, an alien romance about sacrifice. Lover, Divine is the first release from the Mythos: Gods and Lovers series. Future releases under A. Star include, King, Desired (Mythos: Gods and Lovers #2), the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Goals Instead of Resolutions for 2015

2015 is here!
It's a time for new beginnings and new goals.

I have looked at my goals from last year, and I'm proud of what I did achieve, but now I have to decide what I want to achieve this year.

Again this year my goals are broken into two categories: Personal and Writing.

Personal Goals
I need to learn to control/deal with the stress factors in my life. I let too many things stress me out. This year I need to learn to not let things get bother me like I have. Stress is a killer.

I plan to lose 30 to 40 pounds. This is an achievable goal. Several years ago, I lost enough weight to equal a person. Over the past few years, I've managed to keep it all off except for about 20 pounds. That weight needs to go along with about 100 pounds. I will still have a curvy physique after I lose this weight, but I will be much healthier and this is my ultimate goal. I have to make better food choices (lots of veggies) and use portion control. I also need to make sure to stay away with anything with sucralose in it. The stuff causes problems with my body. I also need to create an exercise program that works for me.

Writing Goals
I want to write 4 - 5 novellas and books this year and 3-4 shorts. This requires some planning on my part, possibly working on multiple projects, and creating a publication calendar.

What do I want to write?
Books 5 and 6 in the Bryant Station Curves series,
Books 1 and 2 in the Briary Creek Wolves series (Book 1 will be out this month),
Book 2 in the Reluctantly Undead series,
Several shorts which include a series for Christmas and a second series,
Book 1 of a sci-fi romance series (The characters are starting to drive me crazy. As soon as I have any free time like when I'm driving, the characters pop into my head and a story starts unfolding.)

I want to keep working on outlines and ideas. (The smartest thing I did was getting a separate book just for this.)

I working to improve my revision and editing process. This will always be an on-going process.

I have to work on marketing.

I need to work on blogging. I need to be more consistent with blogging.

I have a lot of goals to work on this year. Will I achieve each one 100%? I don't know. Life does happen, but I have goals to keep me focused.

What goals do you have for 2015?