Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Cover Art and Blurb!!!




Caleb McCrae is a powerful man with a broken soul. In six years, Leah was the only person to help him forget the painful memories, but only for one night. Now she seems to have disappeared. A mysterious letter arrives, and she’s in trouble…in more ways than one.

Leah Fletcher’s life is complicated. To care for her drug and alcohol addicted mother she works at a sleazy men’s club...until she finds out she’s pregnant and is framed for a crime that lands her in jail. When a stranger visits, she learns her troubles have just begun.

Bogdan Petrov has waited eleven years to get back the money Leah’s father stole from him. Despite her denials, he knows she’s hiding it. He’s arranged to infiltrate every part of her life until he gets what he wants, but soon realizes that an unknown person is doing the same to him.

I'm so excited about this book, I couldn't wait to share. The final galley will be coming soon, and then a release date. Yayyy!!!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fairest of the Faire ~ Susabelle Kelmer

Welcome to the beach, Susabelle! Lay out your towel and grab a frosty drink. Our guests are excited to meet a new author.


I’m so excited to be here!  Fairest of the Faire was such a labor of love for me, and it makes me happy to think people may just be lying on a beach this summer and reading it!  The beach, the sun, a cool drink, and a good book.  What more could a romantic reader ask for?

I don’t want to keep our guests in suspense, so I’ll start right out with a look at your new baby.



Book Information:
Theme: Second Chance Love
SubGenre: Contemporary
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Imprint: Champagne
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Keywords: romance, contemporary romance, widow, Renaissance Faire
Page Count: 296
Digital Price: 4.99
Print Price (if applicable): 15.99

Blurb:
Schoolteacher Connie Meyers is suddenly a young widow, her husband killed in a horrific car accident. Heartbroken to find out he had gambled away everything they had, she moves to her sister-in-law's Midwest home to rebuild her life. A trip to the local Renaissance Faire with her nieces leads to a summer job as a costumed storyteller.
Avowed bad boy and fair performer Gage Younglood is infatuated with Connie at first sight. Despite his deliberately commitment-free life, and Connie's don't-touch-me attitude, he soon has her in his arms, realizing quickly she is also in his heart.
When she is threatened by her late husband's bookie, he steps into the role of protector, his fate forever sealed with hers.

It sounds like Connie’s in a bad situation, but I have a feeling she can handle quite a lot. If a movie was made about her story, what actress would be your choice to play her part?

Connie might be played by someone like Sandra Bullock, one of my personal favorites, or perhaps Felicity Jones.  Connie is shy, but has a quick smile and can’t hold in her emotions.  I would think anyone playing that role would be having a lot of fun.

I always love ‘the meeting’ scene. What was Connie’s first impression of Gage?

Oh, he scared her to pieces!  That wolfish grin, the way he held her eyes with his, never disguising his lust for her.  She had no idea what to do with him!  She tries to hold him at arm’s length, but he is everywhere she turns, and it doesn’t take long before she craves those lustful glances, just as he hoped she would.

You say Gage soon had Connie in his arms and his heart. What attracted him most about her?

Her eyes caught his attention once he stopped staring at her body.  Not green, not blue, but somewhere in between.  The color of her eyes reminded him of the ocean.  He felt like he couldn’t look away from her gaze. 

You may be surprised, but I’ve never been to a Renaissance Faire. What made you decide to use this setting?

Oh, Sandra, you should go to one!  They are wonderful places where you can spend an afternoon in another time.  There is flirting, and all of the pomp and elegance of the King’s court, and of course, plenty of good-looking men in kilts and armor.  It all feels so romantic and happy.  My brother hobbies as a blacksmith, and he works a regular gig at a RenFaire.  I got a lot of background information from him for my story.  There is a lot of romance going on behind the scenes at a RenFaire, apparently! 

Before we go further, I’d like to give our guests a taste of your style.

Excerpt:
“Who said anything about a relationship?” he said, standing up so he could tower over her again. “I’m just trying to have a little fun. You know, fun?”
If he’d been an animal, she was sure he’d have had hair raised on the back of his neck, he seemed so angry, and it struck her painfully. She hadn’t wanted to anger him or hurt him. She turned away from him and closed her eyes to tamp down the tears she knew would come if she let them. She crossed her arms over her chest, to hold in the pain. Being tired made her much too vulnerable.
“Yes,” she finally said. “I know about fun. Life isn’t always fun, though.”
“Princess.” His voice was soft, tender. “I won’t hurt you. It’s not in my plan.”
Despite herself, she felt the shivers of desire race down from her shoulders, down her arms and legs, and back up to that secret, soft place at her core. She bowed her head and gritted her teeth, hoping for the feeling to go away.
“And what is your plan, Gage?”
“It’s a simple plan. I want you to feel good. I want to feel good, too.”

Here's where to buy it!

This sounds like the perfect summertime beach read. Just so we can say ‘we know the author’ we’d like to hear more about you.


About the Author:

Susabelle Kelmer is a wife and mother living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. She believes in romance, second chances, and the magic of moonlight. When she isn't writing, she works with students with disabilities in the college environment. http://www.susabelle.com

Susabelle’s tagline: Love…is Everything.



Guest question: In Fairest of the Faire, Connie is a school teacher who gets a job at a Renaissance Faire over the summer. Have you ever taken a job that was unusual? Tell us about it.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Where character names come from ~ by Chrys Fey

I'm turning my blog over to Chrys Fey today. She's going to give us a little insight on how she names those terrific characters. She's also brought us a peek at her two new releases. Take it away Chrys!



Thank you, Sandra, for letting me borrow your blog for the day to talk about my current releases, Witch of Death and Ghost of Death.

I have several techniques I use to name my characters. Many of my characters are named after names I picked for my future, unborn children. I figured I wouldn’t have dozens of babies, so I had plenty to use. Libby and Reid, the main detectives in Witch of Death were named this way. Another option that is fun is looking at movie credits and street signs. Yes, I’ve named some characters after streets. Sometimes, though, I do name characters after real people.

Jolie Montgomery, the ghost in Ghost of Death, is named after Angelina Jolie. Why? Because I think Angelina is an amazing actress as well as a smart, strong, and beautiful woman. I love all of her movies, and many of them inspire me with my thrillers. And she’s not only portrayed Lara Croft, my favorite videogame heroine, but also Maleficent, my favorite fairytale villain. She’s a fascinating woman who does honorable work as a US Ambassador. When I pictured the MC of Ghost of Death, I envisioned a young Angelina Jolie. And that’s how Jolie got her name.

However, she’s not the only one named after a real person. I am a huge fan of Big Brother. It’s my summer guilty pleasure. Last year, season 16, was crazy! Crazier than all the others. If you watched, you should recognize the names Cody (the pretty boy) and Zack (the guy in the pink hat). When I had to name Jolie’s and Geena’s boyfriends, Big Brother had just ended and these two names jumped out at me.


Geena Stone, Jolie’s BFF, is also named after a person, my dear friend and fellow blogger, Gina Stoneheart. Gina has been a wonderful confidant over the years. I vent to her my writing woes and other life dramas, so I knew I wanted to honor her by naming a sweet character after her. Now I hope she likes the story. ;)


WITCH OF DEATH

Blurb:

Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.
Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.

Book Links:




GHOST OF DEATH


Blurb:

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.
Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.
But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

Book Links:




BIO:
Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.
You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!

Author Links:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Reveal: Bayou Beckons ~ Linda Joyce






Title: Bayou Beckons
Author: Linda Joyce
Series: Fleur de Lis Series (Book 3)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 1st, 2015


~ Blurb ~

Party-girl and bayou babe Camilla Lind treats life like a game. After sleeping with her sister’s
fiancĂ©, she’s struggling to change, but karmic payback is a bitch. When the actions of her past crash into the present, they stand to ruin her future...and destroy any chance of love with the only man she’s ever wanted. 

Rancher Jared Richardson guards his heart carefully after suffering the pain of infidelity. He 
never expected to fall for a woman like Camilla Lind, nor did he think he’d follow her across the country to beg for a second chance at love. 

As Hurricane Katrina bears down on them, can they weather the storm and put aside past hurts to embrace their future together?

~ Author Bio ~



Linda Joyce is an award-winning contemporary romance author born on Christmas Eve. Her Louisiana family’s roots run deep, and they’re intertwined with her Japanese heritage. Her vagabond childhood afforded her a variety of travel opportunities. Now she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their three dogs: General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack, and Masterpiece Renoir.
Linda penned her first manuscript while living in Japan as a U.S. Air Force dependent. Her classmates lined up at recess to read her latest pages. During high school in Florida, a literary magazine published her poetry. In college, she worked on the school’s newspaper as a reporter and learned layout and design.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Management. She worked in corporate America, earned the Senior Claims Law Associate professional designation, and completed Six Sigma Green Belt training.
Linda is a self-professed foodie and has the kitchen of her dreams. She enjoys painting when she can fit it in. She and her husband, Don, love college football. They frequently go RVing, and at last count, they’ve traveled to twenty-one states with “the boys.”
 ~ Author Links ~



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dare To Risk All ~ Joyce M. Holmes

I’m incredibly excited to welcome Joyce M. Holmes to a day at my beach. We’ll be relaxing with a fruity umbrella drink and watching the waves as we learn more about Joyce and her great new release, DARE TO RISK ALL.

Before I introduce Joyce, let’s have a look at her beautiful book and see what it’s about ~



Tessa Caldwell’s carefully structured world is thrown into chaos when the handsome stranger she had an uncharacteristic fling with reappears in her life. Ben not only gets the promotion she thought was hers, but is also intent on resuming their physical relationship. Although Tessa’s rational mind insists on a professional association, both her heart and her traitorous body have other ideas. Can her sensible nature possibly win against such temptation?

Memories of the petite blonde with large, blue eyes have haunted Ben Dunham for months. When he transfers to her branch, he anticipates picking up where they left off. Reality doesn’t match memory when the cool and collected lady wants no part of him. If he intends to pursue Tessa, he has to earn her trust. The problem is, Ben carries a dark and dangerous secret. How does he get Tessa to trust him when he can’t trust himself?

And now…our author ~

Welcome to the beach Joyce.

Hi there! Thanks for visiting with me today.

Everyone knows this is my favorite place to hang out. Tell us where you live and the place you most like to go.

I’m lucky to live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Nature is my favourite hang-out, preferably near the water.

We have something in common!
Do you have a family? What do they think of your writing?

I’m the empty-nest mom of three grown boys. They’re all proud of my writing accomplishments but none of them has actually read anything I’ve written, lol. My two daughter-in-laws have enjoyed my books though, and so has my hubby.

My hubby reads my books as well.
When did you first decide to dip your toes in the publication pond?

I started writing about fifteen years ago. Back then there weren’t many publishing avenues available, and I shopped a few of my things around, then gave up when I didn’t get any nibbles. Maybe four years ago, I got the writing bug back and my first book was published in 2012.

In your blurb, Tessa seems to have gotten herself into a tight spot. Ben sounds like the determined type. What inspired you to write about them?

My characters seem to develop a life of their own and I just follow my imagination once it takes off. I love wounded characters. And I also love to torture them - I take their deepest fears and crank it up a notch or two, then make them face what scares them most. I’m rather terrible that way. But in this case, perhaps it’s a little bit of fiction resembling real life too. My hubby and I met on the job, thirty-nine years ago and have been married for almost thirty-seven. And shh, don’t tell anyone but Tessa and Ben’s boss bears a slight resemblance to our boss back then.

We'll never tell.
Just to give us a better visual, what two celebrities do your characters most resemble?

Tessa is a much younger-day Meg Ryan. And Ben sprang from a model I saw in an ad, but if I had to choose a celebrity, I’d say he comes close to resembling Josh Duhamel.

Sounds like a great combination!
If you had them over for dinner, what would you serve? What game would you play after dinner?

Yikes, they sort of don’t agree on the foods they like - it’d be toss-up between seafood or beef. I’d definitely serve Ben’s favorite strawberry shortcake for dessert though. Rather than play a game, I think they’d prefer to watch a Star Wars movie.


Ah, yes, the classics.
I know our guests would like a sample of the story. Let’s tease them with an excerpt ~

Ben crossed the room to the computer table. From where she sat, Tessa caught a whiff of a sensuous blend of spice and citrus as he passed her desk. She swallowed. Hard.
“I take it this was Ed Hardy’s computer and now it’s for my use?” he asked after a moment.
“I guess,” Tessa agreed. Needing to concentrate on something other than how sexy Ben smelled, she dug in her drawer for her appointment book to see what she had on her schedule for the day. Morris wanted her to clean up any outstanding work by the end of the week, leaving her free to focus on new accounts with Ben.
Ben walked over to her desk, folded both arms across his chest and gazed down at her. “Ya know, this polite stranger thing is getting pretty old.” When she looked up, he braced his arms on the edge of the desk and leaned in. “Are we talking to one another or what?”
Tessa dropped the book and flattened into her chair. That now familiar breathless feeling constricted her throat. His stance, his closeness, gave her an exhilarated, restless sensation. Her body reacted to the message she read in his eyes, little jolts of desire mingling with spurts of resentment. She felt ashamed of the treacherous way her body responded to him and if she read his smug expression correctly, he knew exactly what effect he had on her.
No matter what or how she actually felt, her pride demanded that she prove this impertinent man wrong.


That scene leaves me breathless too! Now we’ll all want to buy the whole story. Where can they find it?

Wild Rose Press ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble



We’d like to keep up with your writing. Where can we find you on the internet?

I give writing updates on my blog and have my books listed on the bookshelf.
My social media links:
Amazon and Goodreads pages:

It’s been great getting to know you, Joyce. I hope you’ll return with another book soon. Is there anything in the works?

I recently finished a project and hope to have it published by the end of the year. I’m currently in the very preliminary stages of starting another story, which will be a sequel to my first two books.



Can't wait! I hope our guests have had a good time. Everyone is welcome to leave a comment. As a matter of fact, I have a question for everyone. Have you ever been attracted to someone you worked with? How did that work out?


Sandra ~ I married my supervisor when I was in the Army. We had four years and two children together. We’re both married, for 30+ years, to other people now, but we’re still good friends.

Joyce ~ As you can see from one of my comments above, an office romance worked out well for me. ;)

Now tell us your stories...

Monday, January 19, 2015

WHATEVER IT TAKES ~ JM Stewart

From one corner of the country to the other, welcome to my beach, JM. Sit back with your umbrella drink of choice and soak in the sunshine. If there’s one thing we writers have in common, it’s an imagination.

*sits back with a fruity drink and soaks up the rays* Ahhhh, warm sun. I’m in Seattle, where we’re now knee-deep in our fall/winter/spring season. It’s gray skies and rain until July. Thanks so much for letting me share your sun!

I love the imagination you used in putting together the story line for WHATEVER IT TAKES. Let me show our visitors what I mean ~



Blurb:
She’s been dying to hear the words…

Walking away from her husband was the hardest thing Becca Morgan has ever done, even if it was the only way to save her heart from being broken by a loveless marriage. Still, when a terrible accident forces her to stay at her ex Jackson’s house for a few days, emotions she thought she’d buried long ago start coming to the surface—and, to her surprise, seem to be reciprocated…

…he just doesn’t know how to say.

Jackson Kade has never known love like he knew with Becca, but his cold upbringing left him unable to show her how deeply he feels. When Becca winds up under his roof once more, he knows it’s his only opportunity to prove his devotion—and passion. But old habits die hard, and even one mistake could shatter their last chance at love…


That’s what I call romance at its best. Who doesn’t love a chance for two lovers to reunite?

Before Becca moves into Jackson’s house, how would she describe him?

She’d say he’s a good father, but he’s a workaholic who has his priorities all screwed up. She’d also say he’s spoiled, and he can’t take anything seriously, including her and their marriage.

What would Jackson say about Becca before their reunion?

He’d say she’s stubborn and hard-headed, tough as nails, one of the best cook he’s ever had…and the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.

To give us a picture in our minds, what two celebrities would best play the parts of these two characters?

For Becca, that’s easy. Cameron Diaz. Jackson, that’s a bit harder. Lol I have a picture pinned to my Pinterest board, but darned if I know the guy’s name. lol So maybe Brad Pitt, the way he looked in Meet Joe Black.

When you get that first spark of inspiration for a new story, how does it begin; the characters, the opening scene, the goal you build up to?

This one changes for every book. Most of the time, though, it’s the characters and a couple of scenes. Usually the opening and the ending and a basic premise.

Give us a quick rundown of your writing process.

Once an idea has grabbed me, I usually spend a couple weeks pondering the characters and their story. Who are they? What’s the tale they want told and how can I best tell it? I usually have an idea of the opening premise. Occasionally, I need to hash out the plot with a critique partner. Then I figure out who the characters are. Their names, ages, where they live, etc. Then I sit down at my keyboard, open a new document and go at it. The plot usually changes as I go along, because my characters usually walk off with it. lol

How much of yourself or your personal life goes into your stories?

I think quite a bit more than I realize. Being an emotional/heartwarming writer, I draw from personal experience to help put me the emotion on the page. So, sometimes, depending on what’s happening to my characters, quite a bit of me ends up on the page.

How does your writing affect your immediate family?

lol! They usually complain about the lack of clean socks and underwear. ;) Otherwise, we’re all computer geeks over here, completely addicted to our technology, so nobody really complains too much.

What does your extended family think of you being a published author?

My biggest supporter was my grandmother, whom I lost the beginning of this year. Mostly, they were proud of me. Grandma bought my books when she could, even though they weren’t really up her alley (she read cozy mysteries).

What is the most ridiculous comment or question you’ve ever gotten about being a writer?

You know, I can’t really think of anything? I’ve gotten some reviews that left me scratching my head, but I can’t think of anything really ridiculous that’s ever been said to me personally.

I’m hoping to attract more first time writers to my blog this year. What pearl of wisdom would you share with them?

Remember why you’re doing this and be determined to never give up. Because I guarantee there will be days when you want to. There are days when the pressure gets to me and I wonder, “Why am I doing this to myself?” And remembering why I started is often what gets me through the hard days. When that fails, honestly, it’s a refusal to give up. When you get to that point, allow yourself to wallow if you need to. Hey, we’re all human. But get back up.

Also, it’s okay to be different. Just because your writing process, or even the way you choose to tell the story, isn’t like everyone else doesn’t make it wrong (and I guarantee you there will be people who tell you it is). Variety is the spice of life and each writer is unique. What a boring world reading would be if every book was the same! So, be uniquely you and be proud of it. Somewhere out there is a reader who needs the story you’ve written.

Just so we can all get to know you better ~


Bio:

JM is the author of passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She's a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons, and two very spoiled dogs. She's a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily-ever-after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

It’s been great having you as my guest, JM. Any time the weather gets messy in the northwest, you’re always welcome here in the southeast. If a hurricane comes along, well, we celebrate those too.

Thanks so much for having me! I may just take you up on that. I could use some more sun! lol

The question of the day for our visitors – Have you ever given an old love a second chance?


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE MALE MODEL CHRONICLES ~ Christi Snow's triple reveal

I'm delighted to help Christi Snow reveal the three gorgeous covers for here upcoming series, The Male Model Chronicles. Christi Snow is a remarkably talented writer of steamy romance with intense story lines, however I'd buy these books just to look at these covers. Yummy!

Introducing a new fictional series, built around the real-life world of Kruse Images & Photography and the gorgeous male models that Shauna Kruse gets to immortalize in her photos. The heroes are real people who also happen to be male models, but every single other thing about the series is fiction. 



Justin by Christi Snow
releasing January 21, 2015

The Model: Justin James Cadwell
The Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography


Justin…
Tara Malone is having one of those lives. Born to Oscar award-winning actor, Anthony Malone, and model-famous beauty, Veronica Scott, she should have it made. But her curvy figure and out-of-control frizzy red hair are just the start of her many, many issues. Now to make matters worse, she’s started out her week by running over model, Justin James, with her car. She had a lot of fantasies about the cover model, but never did any of them include vehicular assault.

Justin James doesn’t have time for two broken wrists, but neither does his over-achieving family. He can’t open up his fridge or unzip his fly without excruciating pain and no one else has the time to help him. Tara already shot him down at the accident scene, but maybe he can work this so that the curvy bombshell has a reason to hang around for a bit. He’s not above using guilt if it means he gets to know her better.

The first in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models. 


The Male Model Chronicles.




Lance by Christi Snow
coming Spring/Summer, 2015

The Model: Lance Jones
The Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography

Lance…
As the owner and CEO of Lancer Industries, Matthew Lancer spends his days in three piece suits and conducting meetings that affect the world financial markets. What the world doesn’t know is that Matthew Lancer has a deep, dark secret. He’s actually super-hot, super-sexy, and covered in tattoos. When he can, he spends his free time letting loose as bad-boy male model, Lance Jones. No one knows and it has to stay that way or Lance will lose the one thing that’s keeping his high pressure life sane.

Andi Kelly writes erotic romance. Day in and day out, she imagines a world filled with bondage, multiple partners, and just a few whips and chains. But that’s the fantasy life in her novels. In the real world, she’s an introvert who spends her days at home living out her fantasies through her laptop. Andi’s finally worked up the courage to ask Shauna Kruse if she can sit in on the photoshoot for Andi’s next novel…with her model-crush, Lance Jones.

But Lancer Industries has a mole and it’s put both Andi and Lance in danger. Lance’s two worlds collide and when corporate espionage meets erotic romance, there’s no telling what might happen.

The second in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models. 

The Male Model Chronicles.




Joshua by Christi Snow
coming Fall, 2015


The Model: Joshua Scott Brown
The Photographer: Kruse Images & Photography

Joshua…

December is the time for romance, twinkling lights, and roaring fires in the fireplace. It’s also time for the annual Holiday Fantasy Lingerie show. This year, the show has a masculine twist with the introduction of male models who were once soldiers. 

Joshua Scott Brown has made quite a name for himself as a male fitness model since he got out of the Air Force. But nothing prepares him for the media circus that occurs after he catches one of the female lingerie models during the live show, preventing her from a ten foot fall. Now the lingerie company wants to turn that media coverage into holiday profit by pairing him up romantically with the model. Unfortunately, he only has eyes for Autumn Layne, the publicist who keeps pushing him into another woman’s arms.

The third in a new series of novellas inspired by Shauna Kruse’s photography and her beautiful male models. 

The Male Model Chronicles.





About the author:

As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.

She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.

Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!


About the cover designer:
Because of the nature of the series, the cover designer also happens to be one of the models...Joshua Scott Brown. (His book will be the third in the series.) Joshua's graphic design business, JSB Graphic Design, is still getting off the ground, but he's been wonderful to work with. Always professional, always positive, and extremely talented...


Email: jsbgraphicdesigns@gmail.com




A note from the author...Where did the series come from?

I follow a very talented photographer on Facebook, Shauna Kruse of Kruse Images & Photography. Just about two months ago, she posted a photo of Justin James Cadwell, stating that this gorgeous model had yet to be contracted for his first cover. That sent my writing muse into frenetic action and two weeks later, Justin was written and this series was born.




Series details: Male Model Chronicles…

The Series Order (although every installment is a complete stand-alone work):
  •       Justin (Justin James Cadwell)
  •       Lance (Lance Jones)
  •      Joshua (Joshua Scott Brown)
This series is a whole new venue for me as a writer. The stories are generally contemporary romance although Lance will delve a bit into my more normal romantic suspense arena....and they're shorter. Most the stories will run about 30-35,000 words. They are meant to be fun and entertaining...and Shauna will make an appearance in each story.

While the names (the male models and Shauna only) used in the stories signify real people, the stories are completely fictional. They in no way reflect true events, incidences, or beliefs by these people in real life. Besides the names, everything else is from the author’s imagination and should be taken as such.

And the source for ALL of the inspiration for the series...
Shauna Kruse's gorgeous photography with 

You can visit the author's website today for a special little excerpt from the world of Justin...