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The Downside of Self-publishing…and a new release update.

Hi, all. By now you all are used to my few-and-far-between blog updates, right?? :o )

 

So, that title. First, let me just state for the record that I absolutely love that I chose to self-publish. It was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions of my life. But that being said, there is a downside to self-publishing…no absolute deadlines. I choose what I work on and when I work on it.

 

Up until now, I have enforced my planned release dates (for the most part), but that was putting a lot of pressure on everyone who works on my team…graphic designer, editors, beta readers, formatter, proofreader, and ME. So, at the urging of one of my editors, I relaxed those deadlines…a LOT.

 

Right now, we are seeing the result of that relaxation…yeah, probably not the best choice for ME. I have nothing ready to release. I need deadlines. Because without them, I don’t work on the things I don’t want to work on…i.e. the two books that are done and in the polishing stage. They just flat-out need some hard work from ME and I’d rather not. (It’s much more fun to write all new words than fix the words I’ve already written.)

 

So, for those of you that have been emailing and messaging me…thank you. This post is for you. This is going to be a FULL update (read that to mean…this blog post will be a short novella itself because I am working…and juggling a LOT of different projects right now and will tell you where they all stand in the publishing process.)

 

1. THROUGH the VEIL

 

This book…I love this book, but I also hate this book. LOL. This book was my second big writing project (at least out of the ones that will actually be published…lol.) I adore the story and this book sets the stage for 7 other books. So it’s important that I get it right.

 

When I wrote it, my writing ability SUCKED and I wrote the first 35,000 words in 7 days. Yeah, it sucked big-time and it took a LONG time to fix it. Easily, I have read and revised this book 75-100 times over the last two years. I don’t care how much you love a book, that’s too much. So yeah, the thought of opening up this file gives me hives now.

 

But it is good. Both my editors have read it and told me so. My beta readers have read it and gushed overwhelmingly about how much they loved it. It’s even been through the first round of edits (almost…I still have about 40 of those pages left to do.)

 

So what’s the hold-up? After my editor finished the first round of edits on it, she sent me suggestions of little things to make it stronger…three pages worth. Yeah, watch me curl into a little ball and sob on the ground.

 

And I agree with most of her suggestions. The book will be stronger after I make them, but I don’t wanna work on this book any longer.

 

That’s on me.

 

I’m sorry. You should have had this book by now. I want you to have this book. Seriously, this story…I adore it. But right now I just have to find the strength to suck it up and dive deeply into it again and do ANOTHER ROUND of revisions.

 

Soon, I promise. As it stands now, I’m hoping this book will be released by the end of August, but the first of September is probably more realistic.

 

 

2. MUDFLAP UNDERCOVER

Another book where I’m burying my head in the sand and ignoring the file sitting there staring at me. The book is written. It’s so bad right now, I can’t even get through a complete read-through on it.

 

So, yeah, this one is gonna be seriously delayed. I think the book is set-up right…the correct events happen in it. The suspense story line is good, but the entire book feels shallow to read it. It needs a lot more depth between Mudflap and Shanae added to the story.

 

In my defense, this is the first time I’ve written a second book featuring a couple who are already somewhat settled and in love. My hat’s off to authors who write stories about couples over and over. It’s really hard to keep that level of intrigue with love with an established couple. But I have faith that I’ll be able to fix it. I’m just not willing to release it as it is. You all deserve better. Just give me time on that one.

 

 

3. What I’m writing right now…

 

July is a CampNaNoWriMo month….50,000 words in 31 days.

 

This I’m excited about. I am writing on two different books right now simultaneously. I know. Who does that? Right now, I do and I am so excited about both of these books. Neither were in my writing schedule. They just came up, so again, this will slightly alter my schedule some.

 

SECRET PROJECT

 

The first is something completely new for my writing…an erotica BDSM cowboy story. I love my story. It’s chock-full of angst and emotion and a seriously wounded heroine who’s a dominatrix. Yeah, I’m having a ton of fun with this one. There will definitely be more information to come on it. Right now it has 20,000 words written on it. I foresee another 20-30k to go.

 

 

PHOTO OP SERENDIPITY

 

This story is pure inspiration. I follow a gorgeous model, Storm Bailey, on Facebook. He posted a couple of pictures from his photo shoot with Shana Kruse from Kruse Images & Photography. This story came entirely from those photos with Meghan Johnson.

 

It is another romantic suspense story with some twists in it that I’m so excited about. It’s still early days in the writing of it. I have 7000 written right now, but the story is flying out of my brain so I don’t think it will take too long to write it once I settle into it. I’m pretty sure this will be a full-length novel, but we’ll see.

 

My cover designer, the talented Amanda Matthews, has the photos I bought from the photo shoot and is working on the cover right now. So, maybe fairly soon, I will have a blurb and cover reveal to share with you.

 

 

4. Books still to come…

 

RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE

The first Martin Ranch book. This is supposed to be my next scheduled write. It is started…a couple thousand words and this one starts with a huge burst of adrenaline. I am super-excited about this story. I just have to get all my ducks in a row before I truly start to sit down and work on it. The original release date was supposed to be this fall. It might still make that, but probably not. I would say at this point, that this one will be pushed back to a 2015 release date.

 

SNOWCROFT SAFEHOUSE

Did you catch what I just did there? That’s the first time I’ve told anyone the title of book #2 of the Men of Snowcroft series. My cover designer, the talented Amanda Matthews, sent me the cover of this one Friday. I literally squealed when I opened the file. It’s so PERFECT for this amazing story. I can’t wait to write this one.

 

Right now it’s slated for a Jan, 2015 release. I’m hoping to stick with that, because I’m really desperate to write this story…it’s another one that I just LOVE! But because that release is still a ways away, I think I’m gonna sit on the cover and blurb for now. :o ) Come on, you can be patient. It’s worth the wait, I promise.

 

 

So, that’s where I’m at with all my current WIP’s. The upcoming tentative release schedule is as follows:

  1. Through the Veil                     Sept, 2014
  2. Mudflap Undercover                Fall, 2014
  3. Secret Sexy Cowboy Project        Fall, 2014 (tentative)
  4. Photo Op Serendipity                Nov, 2014
  5. Snowcroft Safehouse                 Jan, 2015
  6. Right By Your Side                  Winter, 2015

 

And this blog post hit 1400 words. Can I count that as my writing for today?? Hehe, no, I didn’t think so.

SPECIAL….When the Mission Ends Trilogy Bundle SALE

You know when I first hired my graphic designer for my covers,

she was given one instruction and basic guidance…

My covers had to work with the Top Off Tuesday meme from my Smitten with Reading review blog.

She has ALWAYS stepped up to the challenge for me and this time I got to use a gorgeous photo from Kruse Images & Photography of a true active-duty Air Force hottie, Frederick Wingate. So perfect for these stories!

For the 4th, I created a

special limited-time e-book bundle of my

When the Mission Ends Trilogy

(the original three books and novellas featuring the Robertson family)

The bundle is available NOW!

(e-book for a limited time only)

 Cover Designer: Amanda Matthews (AM Design Studios)

Cover Photo: Shauna Kruse (Kruse Images & Photography)

Cover Model: Frederick Wingate

**Details about the bundle**

It contains 3 full-length novels and 1 novella:

Operation: Endgame

Operation: Endeavor

Operation: Endurance

bonus novella…Before the Mission Begins 

(NONE of these books are new…this is a re-release bundle…but it is the first time the novella is available in PRINT if you’re buying a print copy)

Buy Links:


Amazon Kindle 

(will only be available in kindle format for a limited time)

$3.99 

which is 60% off the original price for these books

Amazon Print

$20.99 

(remember this is 3 FULL-LENGTH  books and  a novella)

 

 

This is a special, limited-time release of the When the Mission Ends trilogy e-book bundle… 
(3 full-length books + 1 novella). 

The military has always been a way of life for the three Robertson siblings: older brother, Colton and twins, Chris and Cassie. Colton and Chris went into the Air Force as pilots and Cassie is a military history professor at Texas Tech University. But when Chris’s jet is shot down in a horrible mission gone wrong, it throws their entire world into disarray—affecting not only their lives, but also the lives of their friends. 
What happens after that mission ends and they have to find a new focus for living? 

Operation: Endgame 
It’s been six months. 

Six months since Jake Madsen let Chris Robertson die. 

Six months since the passion between Jake and Cassie, Chris’ sister, stepped over the line. 

But now Cassie’s being stalked and it’s time for Jake to swallow his guilt, grief, and lust so he can save her life, even if it’s a life without him. He owes it to his dead friend and he owes it to Cassie. He’s fallen in love with her, but she doesn’t have to know that for him to keep her safe. 

Operation: Endeavor 
Colton Robertson left his career in the Air Force… 

… to come home and help his family heal. Unfortunately, his reception was not quite what he’d hoped for and he ended up as roommate to hippy dippy yoga instructor Penelope Pruitt. 

Penelope has spent her life under the restrictive thumb of her parents and she doesn’t want to do the same with the straight-laced, serious Colton. But when it becomes apparent that Penelope’s life is in danger, Colton won’t settle for anyone else protecting Penelope besides him. 

Opposites attract and that’s definitely the case with Colton and Penelope. On the surface, they don’t have anything in common, but as the sparks fly and the danger ramps up, their passion is inevitable. 

Operation: Endurance 
They had a single night of passion before he deployed on a risky mission. 
18 hours on a mission gone very wrong was all it took to shatter all their hopes and dreams. 

The hero: 
He survived 6 months of captivity and torture, kept alive by dreams of her. 

The heroine: 
She thought he was dead and moved on only to have her world fall apart once again. 

Two people who have been hurt more than any two people should ever have to suffer. Can they find redemption and healing with each other or will another threat shatter what’s left of them? 
A tortured hero. 
A grieving heroine. 
A serial rapist who won’t give up. 

Warning: This book features graphic sexual violence which some readers could find disturbing. 

Before the Mission Begins 
Before his mission began, he went home. 24 hours to say goodbye to his twin sister. 

Instead he found her. A girl that was nothing like the one he thought he knew. 

They have 24 hours. 24 hours before he deploys on an extremely dangerous mission. 24 hours together in a freak West Texas snowstorm. 24 hours that will have to get them both through the awful next year. 

When the resident good-girl decides to take on the visiting bad-boy, 24 hours is all it takes to change their lives forever. 

This is the story of the 24 hours that no one knew ever occurred…until now.

 

An Author’s Reference Library….

This household is made up of voracious readers. As such, our library has always been fairly eclectic, but as I look at my writer’s reference library…and these are just the books that I’m reading for reference on books I will be writing over the next year…it occurs to me that our library is becoming more and more eclectic.

And this is just the library. You should see my google search variety! O.O The subjects cover police work, self-defense, motorcycle gangs, life in the music world, wicca, and GLBT. Lots of interesting stuff in all that…some I hope to infuse into my writing along the way.

BTW, a quick writing update. Currently I am working on first drafts of two novels:

1. THROUGH THE VEIL….this was slated to be released Nov/Dec. I’m pretty sure that timeframe is going to slip back. This book is the first in a seven book paranormal romantic suspense series so it’s very important that I get all the groundwork laid out right for the whole series. I am so freaking excited about this book and series. I’ve plotted and have titles for all SEVEN books and am itching to write ALL of them NOW! LOL…but I have several other series to work on right now too.

2. SNOWCROFT LOST….this is my NaNoWriMo novel (50,000 words in the month of November) and is my full length m/m romantic suspense. So far, the writing on it is going REALLY well…it’s at 20,000 words this morning.

Other books coming soon:

3. RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE…the first book in the Martin Ranch series. Romantic suspense featuring Scott Martin (paramedic) and Skye (country western singer). This book hasn’t been started yet, but is slated for May, 2014 release.

4. MUDFLAP UNDERCOVER…book #2 in the Mudflap series…this time our spies are going undercover into the motorcycle club world (several of the research books up there). This book hasn’t been started yet, but is slated for August, 2014 release. Like with book #1, all the proceeds will benefit the Lubbock, TX Red Cross.

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I do have one more release coming out this year. A short little m/m Christmas novella from Decadent’s 1NS series called THE CHRISTMAS TOP. I don’t have the exact release date yet, but it should be sometime before Christmas.

Thank you!! Helping the Red Cross

This morning I got to do one of the most awesome things I’ve ever had the opportunity to do as an author.

I sent a $3110.06 check to the Lubbock Red Cross.

Why?

Because you all bought

THE SHADOW OF MUDFLAP

Thank You!!

So, have you bought a copy of Mudflap yet??

If not, it’s not too late.

All the proceeds from the sale of this book….whenever they happen,

will go to the South Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross

(that’s the Lubbock, TX chapter where the book takes place.)

The e-book only costs $2.99.
And here are all the buy links for it:

To us, first responders are heroes. But for them, risking their lives is a normal, everyday thing.

Mudflap:
Born the baby of the family, Mudflap has always had something to prove to emerge out of the shadows of his older siblings. He spent eight years as a Special Ops elite sniper and is now a firefighter. But at his heart, he’s just a normal West Texas good old boy who loves his beer, women and football, until the Department of Defense calls him up to say they need his skills again.

Shanae:
Shanae is a first responder of a different sort. She’s a trauma nurse who works on a medical evacuation helicopter team. But while she lives a life full of adrenaline every day, it’s just a cover for her real life, where she hides in the shadows and is secret agent, Shadowfox for the Lubbock Foxtrot Team (LiFT). She’s living the kind of life that most people think exists only in movies and books.

Working for two different branches of the government, Mudflap and Shanae are in a race against time and the terrorists who threaten the very heart of West Texas life, football. They’re working toward the same goal, but find themselves in a confrontation against each other and the lies they’ve each had to hide behind. Can love win out in the end or will the cost be each other and their very lives?

First responders are heroes every day, but this story tells the tale of when they become even more and find love along the way. The key is for them to stay alive so that they can complete their mission and just maybe live happily ever after.

On an ordinary day, they save lives. On an extraordinary day, they save the country.

Available in Print and E-book

from the links above!

All proceeds to benefit the Lubbock, TX Chapter of The American Red Cross

WHEN LOVE INTRUDES is now AVAILABLE!!!

The e-book will be exclusive on Amazon for the next 90 days:

Amazon ebook purchase link… When Love Intrudes $2.99

Amazon print purchase link… When Love Intrudes $10.44

Story Overview:

Toni Vincent’s last relationship ended with violence. Since then, she’s decided she’s better off without men. But when she finds her young seventeen year old neighbor, Nathan, unconscious and beaten, this is one man she can’t abandon. But helping Nathan means trusting Detective Brian Barnes, another man who hurt her in the past. It’s something she’s just not sure she can do.

Detective Brian Barnes has seen one too many criminals beat the system. He’s burned out and regretting a lot about his life. At the top of that list is how he dealt with Toni Vincent when he was wounded. At the time, he couldn’t stand to look at himself, much less have someone he failed care for him. Now she needs his help and he refuses to fail her again. But keeping her alive requires keeping his heart out of it. Something not easy to do when trapped in a romantic mountain retreat, even if it is the safest place for Toni and her unexpected charge.

With danger around every corner, it’s hard to know who can be trusted, especially for three people who have been burned before. But they may just find the best family is the one not tied together by blood.

As Promised…The prologue from WHEN LOVE INTRUDES!

Releasing at the end of the month….

Prologue

“Detective, are you okay?”

The soft, but urgent voice caressed Brian Barnes as it echoed through his brain. It called to him, soothing his soul like wisps of cool touches across his fevered skin. He needed to see who it belonged to. He had to open his eyes.

His muscles tensed and fire tore through his side, burning and stealing his breath, as Brian pushed back to consciousness. Automatically he reached his hand toward the pain, but he couldn’t move his arm. His groan rumbled as the agony in his gut seemingly radiated out over his entire body.

“Oh, come on, don’t do that.” The voice again, but this time it wobbled like she was about to cry. “When you try to move, you bleed more. Come on, Brian, listen to my voice. Hold still. I don’t want you to bleed to death, just open your eyes so I know you aren’t going to die and I’m not alone here.”

He had to follow the compulsion of her voice. Disappointing her wasn’t an option, not with that voice pulling at him. Slowly his eyes fluttered open.

A vision of the beautiful Toni swam in front of him. Why was she crying? What happened? A blistering pain shuddered across his torso and reality came flooding back. He’d come over to Pete’s house because he thought something was wrong. His instincts had been right, but the reality of the situation was so much worse than he’d ever imagined. He refocused on Toni and the bruises marring her face and arms.

She was dating Pete and right now she looked so freaking scared. But who could blame her since her boyfriend, his friend, had gone bat-shit insane. He missed all the signs that the cop and the man who’d been his friend had lost all touch with sanity. So now he sat here on the floor with a gunshot to his gut and two women in terrible danger. If Toni was here, somewhere Julie, her friend, and the focus of Pete’s obsession, had to be here too. Somehow, he had to get them both out before Pete hurt them, too.

“Toni…are you okay?” Goddamn, even breathing hurt. Black spots danced before his eyes as another wave of pain crashed over him. He moaned.

“Shh, I’m fine. He didn’t want to hurt me.” She looked down at him from her perch on the bed and her face paled even more. “Oh God, you’re bleeding so much. We’ve got to get you out of here.”

He didn’t even have to look down to know how bad it truly was. He couldn’t feel anything below the radiating pain in his gut anymore. Blood soaked everything. The cold seeping over him was definitely not a good sign, but he sure wasn’t going to freak her out even more by telling her that. She needed to get to safety.

He took a shallow breath and focused to take stock of the room.

Pete shot him and then dragged him to this bedroom and cuffed him to the leg of a heavy armoire. The gunshot to his gut was why everything hurt so fucking bad.

It was hard to tell from where he was at on the floor, but it looked like Toni was handcuffed to the bedframe. As he watched her, she wiggled.

“What,” he gasped, “are you doing?”

Her torso twisted. “I’m trying to get my charm bracelet off.”

Okay, Brian knew his brain wasn’t functioning at full capacity, but why was she worried about her jewelry right now?

His question must have showed on his face because she gave him a wink. “I have a handcuff key on it. Think about what that means for a moment instead of what’s happening here.”

Her mischievous look and the reality of their situation were at complete odds, but the reason why she had a key like that hit him and he couldn’t help but find the humor. He gave a bark of laughter which morphed into a moan when his gut clenched. It took a moment to get his breath back. “You wear a…” he breathed through the black spots and nausea, “handcuff key on your bracelet?”

Her chagrined smile took his breath away and this time it had nothing to do with the gunshot wound in his gut. She was so beautiful, even roughed up and messy like she was now. Her auburn curly hair fell over her eyes. She kept blowing it to move it. The urge to touch it, to run his fingers across those curls, pulled at him. He instantly regretted that this would be the last time he’d see her.

The numbness spread along with the pool of blood below him. He had a feeling that he wouldn’t wake up again when the unconsciousness, creeping at the edge of his brain, overtook him this time.

“Got it!” Toni raised her freed hand in victory and rushed over to his side clutching the key. At the same time a muffled scream echoed throughout the house.

Her frantic eyes met his as she fumbled with his cuffs. “That’s Julie,” she whispered.

He wasn’t going to be any help to her now. He was too far-gone. At this point, he’d just endanger and slow her down. She had to get out of the house.

“Toni, you can’t help me.”

She stilled for a moment, squeezing her eyes shut. When she re-opened them, resolve shone through their turquoise depths. He had to use that to get her to safety.

“Get out. Go get help.”

“I can’t leave you here.”

Another scream sounded out.

“Do you know how to shoot?” He winced as another arc of pain shot through him.

She gave a frantic nod.

“There’s a gun inside my right pant leg. Get it out and help her. Do whatever you have do, Toni, to get both of you out of here safely.”

She fumbled for a moment with his pant leg and rose up on her knees with the gun firmly in her grasp.

“That a girl.”

Their eyes met for a moment before she leaned down, gently brushed the hair off his forehead, and gave him a soft, light kiss on the cheek. “I’ll be right back. Don’t die.” The fierceness in her voice was a powerful thing, but he had a feeling he didn’t have much say about it anymore.

As she crept out of the room, the cold of his body swamped him.

A gunshot rang out over the house and then eerie silence ensued.

Black dots encroached over his vision.

His job was to protect.

He’d failed.

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Copyright: Christi Snow. Do not copy or reproduce in any way.

Want a SNEAK PEEK from WHEN LOVE INTRUDES??

Hello, everyone!

I’m super-busy around here. Here’s a run-down of all that’s going on….

  1. WHEN LOVE INTRUDES is going through edits. It WILL be released this month!
  2. THROUGH THE VEIL is still in process. Ugh. There are moments when I adore that book and moments when I wonder if it will ever be truly ready for publication. LOL. I wrote the bulk of it in July, 2012, and my writing has grown so much since then so it’s needing lots of rewriting and I still  have to finish it! I’m still hoping for a November release on it.
  3. I’m also prepping for my NaNoWriMo novel….a spin-off series that’s intro-ed in WHEN LOVE INTRUDES. The first book is SNOWCROFT LOST and it will be m/m romantic suspense. I’m hoping to release it in Feb, 2014.
  4. Then, I have like five other books brewing/plotting in the back of my head for the future. My brain can be a chaotic place sometimes….LOL!

So, I mentioned something about a sneak peek didn’t I??

Right now my newsletter list has 488 people on it. When it hits 500, I will share the prologue from WHEN LOVE INTRUDES  on here. And I’ll give you a hint…the prologue is the scene at the end of OPERATION: ENDURANCE between Toni & Brian that we don’t get to see.

Intrigued?

Well, sign up for my newsletter (right column of the home page of my website.) And don’t worry….I don’t spam you. The only time I send a newsletter out is when I have a new release come up available on Amazon, so it only goes out about every 3 months or so.

Sneak Peek from THROUGH THE VEIL….

Hi, all! It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? I’m so sorry about that (I’ve been really busy…four books are brewing in my brain right now all in varying stages of writing.) But because I’ve been neglecting you all, I thought I’d treat you to a sneak scene from THROUGH THE VEIL.

(BTW, don’t get too attached to this cover. I think we may be changing it some.)

Just a bit of back ground for you on this. Marcus is the hero of the book. Lori is the heroine. Malcolm is a doctor and Marcus’s brother and Brooklyn is his assistant. They’ve just put 127 stitches into Marcus’s back and he has a slight issue with tolerance to drugs…i.e. he gets higher than a kite. The following (unedited) scene is the result:

 

She really was beautiful even with that frown on her face. Maybe he needed to cheer her up by finishing what they’d started at the waterfall. But, whoa, wait just a minute. He frowned down at the front of his pants where there was a definite lack of interest going on. What the hell? He’d been half hard ever since Lori fell into his arms at the bridge.

His mortified gaze met Malcolm’s. Malcolm was immediately worried about his distress. “What’s wrong?”

He waved Malcolm over to him and then turned them away from the girls for a guy pow-wow.  “Mal, I don’t have an erection,” he whispered urgently, but it must not have been quiet enough because he heard Brooklyn snicker.

Malcolm frowned at him confused. “Um, okay? I wouldn’t really expect you to have one right now.”

He didn’t understand. This was serious. “No, I always have one when Lori is around.”

This time Brooklyn didn’t even try to quiet her loud laugh and he heard her mumble, “This is so unfair that this falls under patient confidentiality.”

He turned to scowl at her, but was distracted by Lori’s sweet indulgent smile. She was so beautiful. He looked down. Again…nothing. He turned a desperate look to Malcolm to find him grinning like this was funny, too. That shit was not acceptable. “You think this is funny?” he asked incredulously.

“Well, maybe a little, but Marcus, you’re fine. It’s just the medicine. It’s deadened your nerves. All of them. Don’t worry. It will be back.”

He turned back to Lori and gave her thumbs up. “Did you hear that, Baby? I’ll be fine.”

He could see the corners of her mouth quirking up like she was fighting a smile. “I never had any doubt about it.”

He turned back to Malcolm and grinned. “She was impressed by my big sword.”

 

If all goes as planned, this book will be releasing in November sometime. Here’s the Goodreads link for it.

Cover Reveal and Author Giveaways….

Hey everyone!

Long time, no post.

Yikes….sorry about that.

I have a few things to share with you today.

First up…

The cover reveal for WHEN LOVE INTRUDES.

And here’s the cover copy for the book….

Toni Vincent’s last relationship ended with violence. Since then, she’s decided she’s better off without men. But when she finds her young seventeen year old neighbor, Nathan, unconscious and beaten, this is one man she can’t abandon. But helping Nathan means trusting Detective Brian Barnes, another man who hurt her in the past. It’s something she’s just not sure she can do.

Detective Brian Barnes has seen one too many criminals beat the system. He’s burned out and regretting a lot about his life. At the top of that list is how he dealt with Toni Vincent when he was wounded. At the time, he couldn’t stand to look at himself, much less have someone he failed care for him. Now she needs his help and he refuses to fail her again. But keeping her alive requires keeping his heart out of it. Something not easy to do when trapped in a romantic mountain retreat, even if it is the safest place for Toni and her unexpected charge.

With danger around every corner, it’s hard to know who can be trusted, especially for three people who have been burned before. But they may just find the best family is the one not tied together by blood.

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In other news, I have several things happening across the web which include GIVEAWAYS!

There is an ongoing tour all month long for THE SHADOW OF MUDFLAP with Tasty Book Tours.

I’m giving away the choice of an iPad Mini or Kindle Fire with this tour, so definitely go check out the stops.

Aug 19th- Busy Mom’s Book Reviews- Guest Post/Review
Aug 20th- Red Wine and Books- Promo
Aug 21st- Emily Wood- Guest Post
Aug 22nd- I am a Book Addict…and Proud of it- Review/Promo
Aug 23rd- The Chronicles of a Writing Mom- Review/Q&A

Aug 26th- Crazy Four Books- Review/Promo
Aug 27th- Toots Book Reviews- Review
(Stop 2) Sun Mountain Reviews- Review
Aug 28th- Christine’s Words- Guest Post
Aug 29th- Deb Deb Reviews- Review
Aug 30th- Book Reviews and More by Kathy- Spotlight

Sept 3rd- Storm Goddess Book Reviews-
Sept 4th- Angie Derek Blog- Interview
Sept 5th- Reading Bliss- Spotlight
Sept 6th- Deal Sharing Aunt- Promo

Sept 9th- Book Babe- Review
Sept 10th- Readers Realm- Spotlight
Sept 11th- Tattooed Book Reviews- Review/Promo
Sept 12th- A Tasty Read Book Reviews- Review
Sept 13th- Paws and Print- Review

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Also today, I am part of the Indie-credible event and am partnered with Bodice Rippers blog to give away a signed print set of my books and this awesome embroidered bag.

Go check out the post on her blog for your chance to win.

Today begins The Shadow of Mudflap Book Tour…

…online!

Today was the original release date for

THE SHADOW OF MUDFLAP

and Tasty Book Tours generously gave us a month-long book tour to help promote the book.

To thank them and you for the support, we are

giving away a choice of a

Mini iPad

or a

Kindle Fire HD

with the tour

so YOU NEED TO GO CHECK IT OUT!

Tour Stops

And don’t forget…

ALL the proceeds from the sale of

THE SHADOW OF MUDFLAP go to the

Lubbock, TX RED CROSS.

 

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