What I am up to

June is almost done (where did it go???!!!) and summer heat is building in my neck of the woods. I am busy revamping one story, editing my upcoming free read and plotting loosely a new story that has me quite excited. I am taking a break on Devon Falls series as it has been hard to see where I am going with that series. My muse is determined to give me new stories when he won’t settle down so I can finish the next book in the series so I am putting it aside to work on other projects.

It has been quite a year and frankly, I have been dealing with writers block that left me banging my head against the wall for something from my muse. *sighs* Of course being the man he is, he drove me bonkers and went ‘nope not going to help you out’. So needless to say my muse has become quite a pita lately.

But I am eager to get these three stories out for you to enjoy so look for more news on those soon!

I am blogging this summer

Check out my current schedule of blogging dates as I ramp up m y summer with monthly stops to celebrate the free read, Moonlight Masquerade, as well as upcoming books I am hoping to get out thie end of 2014.

Romance Lives Forever Blog- June 28th

http://romancelivesforever.com

Three Flynn’s- July 15 & 18th

15th is a sneak peek day into one of my WIP and the 18th is when Italk about characters and how they come about.

Also hoping to have additional date in August as well.

Summer Sunday Spotlight~ Tricia Andersen’s Breaking the Cycle

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Breaking the Cycle by Tricia Andersen

Hard Drive Series Book One

Publisher: Sweet Cravings Publishing

Genre: Contemporary/Sports/Sweet Romance Novel

Available at Publisher / Amazon

Blurb:

Max is excited when Chloe, a girl that works for the same gym he does, agrees to go on a date with him. He is disturbed, though, when she becomes violently ill after he kisses her. Max can’t shake how he feels about her. He sacrifices his job and does everything he can to find an answer to her illness. But is it enough to save their relationship – and save her?

Chloe can’t believe Max Thomas, the hottest guy at Roadie’s Gym, wants to go out with her. When their date is a disaster, she thinks she’ll never see him again. She is stunned when he reappears in her life and tries to find the answer behind whatever has made her sick since she was a child. However, will he stick around or abandon her like her father did? Can she trust him enough to let him into her heart?

About the Author

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.  Along with writing (which she loves to do), Tricia coaches and participates in track and field, practices Muay Thai kickboxing, reads, sews and is involved in many of her children’s activities.

Tricia is one of the hosts of the Blog Talk Radio show Freshly Booked, a part of Writers Online Network. She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America and RWA Chapter 177 From the Heart Romance Writers.

 

Author Links:

www.triciaandersen.com

www.insidethiswritersmind.com

www.facebook.com/t.l.andersenauthor

www.twitter.com/triciaandersen

www.youtube.com/channel/UC-urTJQmAbPpgO4aJ6PooMQ

www.pinterest.com/tricialandersen

Kick-Off to Summer Author Spotlight

Every Sunday from June 1st to August 31st, 2014, I will spotlight an author or two. The spotlight may be about new books or oldies but goodies or even some upcoming ones. So stop by each Sunday at my blog to see who is spotlighted and what book is there. You never know, you just might find a new author to explore.

June Spotlight Authors:

1st: VL Locey

8th: Jean J. Joachim

15th: Deryn Pittner

Submission Call from Secret & Sweet Cravings Publishing

Secret and Sweet Cravings Calls for Submissions

Submission Guidelines

At this time, we are accepting submissions for all genres of romance

Historical, Contemporary, and Futuristic Time Periods

Paranormal (shape shifters, ghosts, vampires, wereanimals)

Westerns

Time Travel

Menage

Erotic Romance of all types

BDSM

Pirate

Steampunk

Mystery

Fantasy (Including Sci-Fi)

Chick Lit

Mainstream

Interracial

Military

Nerd

Cougar

Sweet Romance

Erotica

Romantic Suspense

Urban Fantasy

Gay/Lesbian

Fairies

Bisexual

Horror

Big Women

Regency

Gothic

 

Secret Cravings Publishing is a full-service, royalty paying publisher of general fiction and non-fiction books, focusing on Romance and high quality Literary Fiction. We publish in electronic and paperback formats. Electronic formats will include pdf, epub, lit , mobi, and html.

We are seeking high quality original short stories, novellas, and novels that have never been published before.

Please send query letter with your contact information, synopsis, and completed manuscript to submissions@secretcravingspublishing.com. If you do not receive a confirmation email stating we have received your manuscript, please resend it.

 

See our special calls for submissions here, http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=6

Lines include Weekend Getaways, Special Love and Ropin’ Love on the Silver Spur.

Updates from Raine’s Writing Desk

So sorry I haven’t been around but I have been dealing with RL issues and I am finally able to breathe after three months of stress. So now I am back at the grind with plot bunnies coming out of my ears and books I am trying to finish up for submission.

First I got ‘Moonlight Masquerade’ my short story Contemporary M/M that was in On Valentine’s Day anthology back and I polished it up and sent it off to publishers for consideration.

Next I am working on my paranormal M/M that was in Hot Summer Fun Anthology. This one I am fleshing out more and hoping to have a new series with it. Looking to submit that one by June.

Finally I am back in Devon Falls with a story from the heart, one that has me crying one minute & the next smiling like a loon. Meet Mia, my plucky heroine who is escaping an abusive relationship and trying to start over in Devon Falls, She is opening her bookstore and hoping to live quietly there while she licks her wounds and heals her heart. She just never anticipated Devlin St. Cloud to stir her up and make her want things that have seemed so out of reach. I am enjoying writing this one as it is one story I have been itching to write since I first started Devon Falls. Mia, Devlin and the rest of my beloved characters are looking forward to meeting the readers soon. I hope to get this into my publisher by June at the earliest.

Fall in love with Fantasies Unbound

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Fantasies Unbound by Raine Delight
Paranormal Erotic Romance
Secret Cravings Publishing
Available at Publisher / ARe / Amazon / B&N

Prince Aryan has searched his world for the one woman that is his destined mate but has just about given up when he is lead to the human world. Even though it is forbidden to fall in love with one, he finds Skye Andrews completely delectable and wonders if she is his chosen love.

Skye Andrews has just about had it with men. After another disastrous date, she turns to her Aunt who gives her a love potion to try. With a magic spell and a mysterious face haunting her waking days; will Skye be able to find the love she is looking for? Can these two make it work or will their differences tear them apart?

Teaser Excerpt:

Skye sat with her hands fisted in her shirttails so she wouldn’t throttle her well-meaning yet clueless Aunt Mary. The smoking cauldron on the stove erupted into another hiss, and the smell made her stomach curdle.
Aunt Mary muttered to herself as she gathered the necessary ingredients for the love spell from various places in the ancient farmhouse.
Skye tried not to cringe when her aunt walked too close to a knife sitting on the edge of the table. Clearing her throat, Skye mustered enough courage to ask, “Is this thing supposed to be turning black and smelling like rotten eggs?”
“Oh my, yes, dearie,” Aunt Mary said as she bustled around the kitchen.
Skye blew out a deep breath and tried to keep calm as she watched her aunt stir something that looked suspiciously like toad legs in the cauldron. Yuck. I swear, some days it’s almost too much to bear, with Mary’s new found interest in New Age-isms and spells that do everything but what they’re supposed to. Skye looked at the clock and sighed, knowing she wasn’t going to get on the road back to Dayton any sooner than when her aunt deemed it necessary.
Skye tried not to feel dejected, but that wasn’t easy after her disastrous Valentine date. The whole time, her date had just talked and talked about his life and career. She felt lost on the planes of life. With each day going by, it was almost too much to bear as she watched friends and family fall for their true loves. This latest strategy was extreme, to her thinking, but her aunt was determined to get the sparkle back in her eyes, or so she said the first night she was here. It was enough to make Skye cringe in horror, but she couldn’t say anything mean to the one person who loved her more than anything. Flipping her hair off her face, she breathed a sigh of relief as she watched her aunt finish whatever she was doing to the brew. Then Mary turned around with a bottle of the foul-smelling stuff.
“Here you go, dear. All finished and ready for you to imbibe! All you need to do is say three times, “I wish for my true love to find me,” and then within seven days, according to the spell book I got from a used book store, your true love will find you and steal your heart away.” Aunt Mary gazed fondly at Skye, who was trying to look happy but failing to hide the sadness in her eyes.
Skye took the bottle and peered at it, grimacing. It was blackish-blue in color, with something that looked like lightning bugs shining in it, winking here and there. For a moment it was like watching a kaleidoscope of colors, enough to make her eyes cross.
Uncorking the bottle, Skye tried to shield her expression from Mary, but a shudder ran through her. Again she thought of the men who got away or chose someone else and firmed her resolve to find a love of her own. A pleasant licorice scent wafted from the brew, and though Skye was skeptical, she had to admit it smelled better than it looked. Muttering, “Let’s hope it tastes as pleasant as it smells or I am going to throw up chunks,” Skye leaned back and gulped the liquid. As she finished the last drop, she put down the bottle and recited the words her aunt told her to say:

“I wish for my true love to find me.”
“I wish for my true love to find me.”
“I wish for my true love to find me.”

Skye turned to the window and prayed this drink didn’t make her sick when she caught a glimpse of a face looking at her. It was enough to cause her to gasp quietly and take a step back. Those moss-green eyes seemed to call to her, longing for something, and Skye had to wonder if she was losing her mind. She looked away, thinking it was a figment of her imagination, but the face still stared at her. Those chiseled cheeks and full, round lips made her long to feel them over her own, and those cheekbones would give a model envy. Skye felt her body take notice, and her panties got moist with her racing desire. Soon the face faded, though it felt like time stopped and only Skye could see what was there. Shaking her head, she said, “It was nothing. Just a figment of your imagination or a trick with the light. He isn’t real at all.”
But why does my heart and mind tell me otherwise? Is he The One I’ve been searching for? Skye wondered as she got ready to leave for home.

What Reviewers are saying about Fantasies Unbound…..

From Xunaira J. “…From the Disney Fairy tales to reality, this story has it all….”

Four True Love Fairies from Fairy Thoughts Blog- “… It was a naughty little book that I of course enjoyed!…”

Find me this month and win some cool prizes

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Findme this weekend at The Romance Studio’s St. Patrick’s Day party. I am giving away a $10 all Romance Gift Card and some promo goodies to one winner. Drop by and check out all the fun at http://trsparties.com

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Then I am involved in The Romance Reviews big 3rd Anniversary party. My Q&A will be up on March 24th and I am giving away to one winner an e-copy of Devon Falls 5: Moonlight & Magic (can be read as a standalone title). Check it all out at http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php