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


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


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


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.


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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)


Time Travel


Erotic Romance of all types





Fantasy (Including Sci-Fi)

Chick Lit






Sweet Romance


Romantic Suspense

Urban Fantasy





Big Women




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.