Journey Series

Journey Series

Monday, June 30, 2014

What's in the works?

What is in the works?

It’s been a few months since I had a book release. Some emails have come in asking when another would be released. I’m afraid I have no solid answer, so I decided to post a reason explaining why.

When I was writing the last Journey Series novel, and working with my mom on Witch & Wolf, I was hit with four new series ideas. (Combining the possible number of book in each one, that gave me around 18 story ideas.) All of these are floating around in my head, trying to spring to life at once. Needless to say, it is slowing me down a bit.

Don’t fret though, there will be some more amazing books released as soon as I can work them all out of my head. Until then, bare with me and make sure to check my website, and blog for any and all updates.

Remember when you read or write let your imagination soar.

Have a great week, and try to stay cool.


Monday, June 23, 2014

What sparks an idea?

Ideas. Ideas. Ideas. Where do you come from?   

Writers never know what might spark an idea. Not even how well that spark might grow. Could be a simple look that gives us an idea. Sometimes it’s a memory. Other times it’s a off the wall comment overheard while standing in the middle of a grocery store. Sometimes even a flicker of an image.

How fast and far these ideas grows is up to each writers. Some get only the story idea or a basic layout. Sparks have been known to provide a third to half a story. Then again, there some who get an entire 50,000+ word story from one wallet size photo.

Writers, like myself don’t go out looking for ideas, but our brains never shut off what is taking place around us. Our creative side is always on the lookout for that next amazing igniting moment.

There no sure fire way to tell you how, when and why it happens. Simply does. If anyone knows, then I’ve not heard and I don’t expect to. Any good creative person doesn’t give away their secret to success. They might give you a hint to what caused it, but the nitty gritty of it will remain hidden.

Hope all of you have an amazing week.

Remember to let your imagination soar when you are reading.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Many Hats of Self-Publishing

Many Hats of Self-Publishing

As you’ve heard me write on my blog before, Self-Publisher has many different jobs. Some of us hire others to help us out, and some of us tackle them all. In my case, I tackle them all. That means I have to go from one mindset to another.

Most given days, I begin out in writer mode, which is exactly what it sounds like. I write whatever comes into my head. This is what I refer to as my Writer’s Hat. Once I’ve completed a story, it has to be revised; therefore I’m still in wearing my Writer’s Hat. Of course, I have to edit, which I dread each and every time I sit down and put on my Editor Hat. Each book has to have a cover, yet another switch of the hats. Time to put on the Designer Hat. Of course, I don’t get to do much advertising, but I do enough that I have to put on my Advertising Hat to come up my YouTube commercials as well as the flyers, and emails I send out. Let’s not forget the business side of being a self-publish, which means I have to put on the Accountant Hat. These are the main ones that I use daily and weekly. There are others at times of course.

No matter how many hats I wear in a given day or week, I enjoy each, some more than others. My favorite would be the Writer’s Hat. Least favorite would be Editor Hat, since it’s the toughest one for me to accomplish since it’s my weakest area. No matter what it has to be done, until I source the jobs out. So, I bit the bullet and drive forward, hoping each and every time I do, that I pick up some new bit of information that will help me improve on this particular hat.

Remember to enjoy each and every book your read by letting your imagination run free.

Have a great week,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Journey Series Books Reduced

All four books of the Journey Series is now $2.99

Get your copy of:

As you read your copy let your imagination soar as three supernatural families embark on a journey set in motions long before they were born. Each finds their one true love, and learns many important lessons along the way. Not to mention the blood and non-blood family the King, Singer, and Laker family create.

Disclaimer: These are adult only books, middle two are M/M and the last one has some minor M/M action.

Monday, June 9, 2014

List of Favorite Authors

Hello everyone,

On another post I mentioned how when I get into reading a book by one of my favorite authors, I tend to forget to sleep. So, I thought giving a list of my favorite author’s would be a nice little insight into who can spark my imagination to life with their written words. (Just a side note, I’ve included their website address, as well as the series or book that I enjoyed the most. Just incase anyone hasn’t heard of them, or wants to check them out.)

Young Adult
C.C. Hunter - - Shadow Falls Series
Colleen Houck - - Tiger’s Curse Series
Cassandra Clare – - Shadow Hunter’s Series – Mortal Instruments City of Bones
Stephenie Meyer - - Twilight
Adult Paranormal Romance
Christine Feehan -  - Dark Series, and Ghost Walkers Series
Charlene Harris - - Sookie Statckhouse Series
Kelly Armstrong - - Otherworld Series
Lori Leigh - - Breed Series
Lynsay Sands - - Argeneau / Rogue Hunter Series
Maggie Shayne - - Wings in the Night
Patricia Briggs - - Mercy Thompson Series, Alpha & Omega Series
Tabitha Blake - - Nocturnal Nights
M/M and M/M Paranormal
Andrew Gray - - Farm Series, Range Series
J. L. Langley - - With or Without Series
Lavinia Lewis - - Shifters Haven Series
Amber Kell - - Moon Pack Series
Brina Brady - - Book Title Rent Me
Other’s Author’s I find Interesting
Chad Schimke - Picker
Amy Joy - The Academie
Amanda Nuri - - Emerald Butterfly

Now, this is only a partial list, but it will give you an idea of what I enjoy to read. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting authors. Love to hear about some of your favorite authors.

Everyone have a great week,