A to Z: ZZZZzzzzzz (And Endless is out TODAY!)

Endless is out today! 

Which of course might make my choice of topic for Z seem around, but this snippet comes from a really sexy little scene that also perfectly sums up Ryan’s struggles in the story, so I couldn’t think of a better choice for the celebration. 
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About the Book

First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.


Out TODAY
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Update Day Camp NaNo Edition

If you’re here for the A to Z Challenge, click here to go to my Y post.
But today is the last Friday of the month, which means it’s update day for my Five Year Project bloghop. For those of you who don’t know, I host a monthly bloghop with Beth Fred, where a bunch of us set huge/crazy/very important goals. Then we update on the last Friday of the month for a bit of accountability and encouragement. To sign up, please list your big goal (not your name or your blog’s name.)

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Right. So let’s look at what I got done.
 Goals for April:
Writing:
1) I signed up for CampNaNoWriMo in April, with the goal set at 60k words.
I’m currently at just over 51k words. But I’ve been pulling off Saturdays where I write/edit 7k words, so it’s still within reach.
2) Revisions to Wo6C3 (In case I don’t get them done this week, which I might not.)
Done.
3) Rough edits to ES1 using critique partner feed-back.
Done.
4) Add 10k words to BvB2.
I wrote less than 10k here, but I did finish the rough draft.
5) Revisions to O1.
Busy with this, but I won’t be done until next month.
6) Start rewriting SS1
Still not, although I plan to prep SS1 tomorrow.
7) Prep rewrite for VD
Nope.
8) Work on CdW concept.
This neither.
9) Add 5k words to StW.
Done. I also realized that this one will be book 1 in a trilogy, so in future I’ll be referring to it as StW1.
10) See if I can do more than 60k this month.
I don’t know if this’ll happen. Although I might manage to get a few more words in.
Reading:
Since I’ve got some huge goals up on the writing side, I won’t be putting too much of a priority on this, but if I can:
Read 6 books.
I read 2.
Read a few chapters of Les Trois Mousquetaires.
Nope.
Networking and Marketing
1) Send out any out-standing posts for the Endless blog tour.
*Sigh* I’ll have to do this on Sunday and Monday. I just didn’t have the time. But I’ve got everything sent out until May 13th.
2) Visit at least 25 blogs every day for the A to Z Challenge.
Nope. My average was a bit less than half that.
3) Regular updates on Social Networks.
Mostly yes. Although I might skip my Wattpad posts today in order to maximize writing time. I WILL hit 60k before this month is out.
4) Update Amazon’s Author Profiles
Done.
Life
1) Find and maintain a balance between work/writing/life.
Better, but not where I want it to be.
2) Cut out refined carbs.
Life really conspired against me on this one. And probably will continue to do so next month.
3) Continue vocal training.
I didn’t get to a single lesson thanks to my job. See point #1.
4) Go jogging at least once a week.
Ditto.
Overall, I actually got a huge amount done, but I have to say pulling off 50k words so far along with crazy work hours did give my energy levels a knock. Luckily work is supposed to calm down some for at least a few weeks.
Not that I’ll be kicking back and relaxing much…
Goals for May:
1) 60k words written, 60 hours spent on edits or some combination.
2) Find Crit Partners for Wo6C3. Any takers? It’s book 3 in The War of Six Crowns…
3) Wo6C3 rough edits.
4) Edit ES1.
5) Prep BvB2 rewrite.
6) Finish Revisions to O1.
7) Rewrite SS1. (Yep. This one’ll be sticking around for a while, I suspect.)
8) Add 10k words to StW1.
9) Work on CdW concept.
10) Start Sci Fi project. (Acronym still forthcoming.)
11) Edit Untethered Realms Anthology short story.
Reading:
Read 6 books.
Read some chapters of Les Trois Mousquetaires.
Networking and Marketing:
1) Get through blog tour for Endless.
2) Regular updates to social networks.
Life:
1) Find and maintain a balance between work, writing and life.
2) Find an exercise that I actually can do without the weather getting in the way. Balance is one thing. But let me just say that jogging just won’t happen if it’s cold and raining, and the wind blows hard enough to topple a link truck.

How about you? How are your goals going? 

A to Z Challenge: Yearning

Today is Y-day, which means that Endless is out tomorrow! 

To continue with the count-down, I’m going to share a bit of moment with Nick and Aleria, with Ryan as a bit of the third wheel. Which honestly he does not appreciate. 

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About the Book

First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.


Coming out on 30 April

Pre-order now at:


A to Z Challenge: X

So, I’ve been sharing snippets from my book Endless for the A to Z Challenge, and I have to admit that X gave me a bit of trouble. 

Until I remembered that X can mean kiss… 

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About the Book

First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.


Coming out on 30 April

Pre-order now at:


A to Z Challenge: Withdrawal

Continuing my theme of sharing snippets from my upcoming book Endless, I thought I’d share an awe moment featuring Nick. Just to show it’s not just all snark and badassery in this series. (For those of you wondering, Poison is Nick’s endearment for Aleria.)

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About the Book

First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.


Coming out on 30 April

Pre-order now at:


A to Z Challenge: Vampire

In sharing snippets from my upcoming book Endless, I tried to stick to the first third of the book, but I simply couldn’t help sharing at least one snippet featuring one of my favorite characters.

This moment is from the first time Ryan meets Vince, and right from the get-go Vince chooses not to go light on the snark. (Which is why I adore him.)

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About the Book

First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.


Coming out on 30 April

Pre-order now at:


A to Z Challenge: Under Suspicion

Welcome to my blog to all of the new visitors! This April, I’m counting down to the release of my book Endless by sharing snippets from the book. I hope you enjoy it! 

FBI agent Nick Parker and his partner Dean Romano have a simple job to do, to question Aleria about the events running up to the plane crash they’re investigating. Except there’s a snag… 

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About the Book

First, do no harm.” Blake Ryan swore that oath to become a doctor. Ironic, given that he spent most of his thousand year life sucking souls out of other immortals.

Things are different now. Using regular shots of morphine to keep his inner monster at bay, Ryan has led a quiet life since the Second World War. His thrills now come from saving lives, not taking them.

Until a plane crash brings Aleria into his hospital. Her life is vibrant. Crack to predators like him. She’s the exact sort of person they would hunt, and thanks to a severe case of amnesia, she’s all but defenseless.

Leaving Aleria vulnerable isn’t an option, but protecting her means unleashing his own inner monster. Which is a problem, because his inner monster wants her dead most of all.


Coming out on 30 April

Pre-order now at: