Quote from Full Heat

"A sprinkle of cherry blossoms floated over a cheek, down one leg to behind her knee. What else did the woman have hidden?" Storm watching Mary Jane walk naked into his bedroom   Amazon iBooks Barnes and Noble Kobo Books Google Play Books a Million

Giveaways For Fun

This is a copy of the email I sent out today to my newsletter list. Being a fan of my books, I thought you might like the opportunity to come and win a bag of author swag (some of mine but lots of other authors), including signed copies of NAKED HEAT and CIRCLE OF DECEPTION. [...]

So What’s Next?

So What’s Next?

If you've been wondering about what I've been up to and what you should expect next from me, here's a little information. Presently, I finished a book I've been working on and off for a handful of years. Book one in my Southern Crime Family series. It will be first of three I hope to [...]

On Sale!

Hidden Heat is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. Sexy undercover cop infiltrates a motorcycle gang and meets former MC president's daughter with a smart-mouth. Hot sex and danger. Be sure to check it out and buy! Amazon Barnes and Noble iBooks Kobo Books  

First Line Short Story

Yesterday, I went to a workshop my writers group sponsored, and it was so much fun. The presenter mainly talked about motivation. As in how a writer can use encouragement or habits to put their butt in a chair and write every day. Otherwise, you will never get done that book, short story, or article [...]

Same Tale, Different Story

Same Tale, Different Story

Some years ago, I had an interviewer to ask me, how does it feel to compete with established writers?  I thought you might like to see my answer. Wow! That’s really a good question. I guess I’ve never really thought of my becoming published as a competition with other authors. Maybe because I’m aware of the [...]

What the heck…

Lately, I've been struggling with my writing time. So much going on in my life. Nothing bad, just a lot of things and several changes. One is that we're moving this summer out of our home of twenty-four years. Plus the summers are crazy at the day-job. Lots of overtime. And I need to learn [...]

Researching Mundane Words

The things you learn when you double check something you've never really thought about such as the difference between button-down and button-up shirts. I've always called a dress shirt (besides dress shirt) a button-up shirt. Well, it turns out that's wrong. A button-down shirt includes the button on each collar to hold it in place [...]

Enough is Enough

[Reprint of post from Romance Magicians' blog May 29, 2011] This still applies and maybe will help others to understand the need to continue and be dedicated in becoming published with a traditional publisher or in finishing a novel and becoming self-published.   When is enough enough? I’ve thought about this a lot the last [...]

Poetry and Sex

When I think of Jack Drago in Circle of Defiance, I think of how different he is from all the other heroes in my books. He loves cats. In fact, owns a white one named Kinky. His best friend is a female (Marie from Circle of Danger), and strangely, considering how he falls in love with [...]

The Emerald City

Being a published author is like being Dorthy going to the Emerald City. You want to get to that beautiful, magical place of where your wonderful story will be presented to the world. But you have to go through trials and detours. Scary things like flying monkeys trying to hold you back and witches trying [...]

What You Can Learn From a Movie

Yes. I'm revisiting old blog posts from my stint at the Romance Magicians' blog. Here's another favorite from May 28, 2006. It still applies. What you can learn from Batman Begins, and how it applies to writing. 1) If you want something bad enough, you’ll climb mountains for it. (If you wish to be published, [...]

Ten Things I Hate About Writing

If you follow me here or on Facebook, you know that I love lists. This is one I did at the Romance Magicians' blog back on August 14, 2009. 10. I hate how I have to wait months and months (I'm a slow writer) before I can find out how my own book ends. 9. I [...]

A Hero’s and Heroine’s Top Five Traits by Olivia St. Vincent

[Reprint of my post on 08/15/2014 at the Romance Magicians blog; it was so much fun, I thought it worth repeating here.] Carla's busy for the next couple of weeks. So she wanted my help in writing her post, and I told her I would on one condition, that she write me into her latest book. [...]