Quick update on my busy world

I don’t even know where to begin…

I guess I’ll start with the good. I’ve finished the rough draft of the second book in my series centered around Crave and am halfway through the polish. Next I’ll be sending it to my beta readers and they rock, so I’m hoping to be able to hit the magic send button and submit it by the week’s end.

That being said, I am trying to get everything together to get my two kids off to school. With two weeks and counting, the sand is slipping through the hour glass at an obscene speed. My oldest is going off to his first year of college so we’ve got to get ready for “move in day.” I’m equal parts excited and heartbroken to see him go but I know if he applies himself, he’ll kick ass. My youngest is headed off to her first year of middle school. She’s the baby! What the hell? I blinked and now it’s middle school! WTF. As you can see, I’m struggling a bit with the fact that both of my kids are growing up whether I like it or not. In this one area a mother has zero control. ZERO. It just doesn’t seem fair, we kick ass everywhere else. Why can’t we have some sort of trade-off?

My husband is scheduled for oral surgery in a few days so I’ve had to rearrange my work schedule to accommodate that.

*sigh* and the list goes on…

But. I finished a book and that always gives me an emotional high and that’s a much needed thing right now. So…yay for books! lol. But isn’t that what it always boils down to? The solace, pleasure, happiness and all the others feels one can think of can be found in the pages written by others.

Thank goodness. We’d be lost without them.

Nearing the end

I’m nearing the end of my rough draft for the second book in my series about Crave so the store has been on my mind quite a bit lately.
Crave has been a labor of love for the owner, Tara. She’s a believer that the things that we enjoy or make us feel beautiful shouldn’t be hidden away in the dark. She’s incorporated those things into one store-Crave. One third is filled with lingerie for all sizes, another section houses adult toys and the third is home to a large selection of erotic romance.

Lacey Temptations is the first book in the series.

Ryan Marks is a hunted man. When sweet and sexy stranger, Lacey Briton, becomes a target because of their explosive chemistry, the gloves come off. He calls in his best friend, detective Parker Ellison, to provide protection.

All Lacey wanted to do was treat herself to a day of indulgence at the new shop in town, Crave. Instead she finds herself whisked away to a secluded cabin by two men claiming that her safety comes above all else.

Parker can see that Lacey is meant for Ryan and refuses to act on his own attraction to the sweet and curvy beauty. But Ryan has other ideas and draws Parker in to teach Lacey the pleasures of a ménage where they find more than chemistry when all three hearts become involved.

Crave. Equal parts naughty, class, and sass, it’s the one place with everything needed to fulfill your desires.

What items would you like to see in a store like Crave or which section do you think you would visit first? Leave an answer and I’ll gift the winner a 10$ gift card from Amazon, Bookstrand or Barnes and Noble Saturday. Contest closes at 3:01am EST or 12:01am PST Saturday morning.



Thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated in my last contest. Winners have been notified and I’ll been making a trip to the post office soon. I hope everyone had a great Independence Day and continues to have a great weekend! I’m plotting something new…*hint-hint* So check in with me next week!