Monday, May 15, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Deadline

As an Indie author, I get to write at my own pace, pick my own plots, and set my own deadlines, among other perks and bonuses. The only problem is, like so many Indie authors, I also have a day job... thankfully, mine is amazing because I get to design book covers for authors around the world. Some of the more recent include:

Still, as much as I love my job, and as excited as I get for "my" authors when they publish something new -- in fact, I wouldn't trade being a part of that for anything -- but, sometimes I mis-schedule and take on too many projects, or take too long on a particular cover, and that starts a domino effect. Before I know it, my muse slips out the door and my writing comes to a crawl... not a standstill, but certainly much slower than is needed to hit my deadline. 

That's where I am with On Wings of Fire, but I'm willing to wait and take it slow so I can fully develop this story. If you've read On Wings of Time, you'll understand the time travel complexity of this series, though I love that aspect of these stories. There's a past to present to past back to present pattern that allows us to see the time periods from the eyes of A) someone from the past seeing present time and B) someone from present time seeing the past. These books are also a bit steamier than what I've written in the past, and yet, beyond the time travel, beyond the love scenes, even beyond the dragon shifter elements, it's 100% about "the story" ... it's their story -- In the case of On Wings of Fire, it's Will Tavish and Brinna Bouchanan's story, and they crossed 200 years to be together. Hopefully, it won't take me 200 years to take them to their happily ever after. It won't. I have a new deadline for On Wings of Fire, and another 15,000-20,000 word story with a firm deadline of July 1 to finish. Yes, I'm hearing the crack of the whip, so I have to run!

In the words of Willy Wonka: So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

While you're waiting... be sure to check out the May Giveaway on the newsletter signup page on my website:
I also have a giveaway going in my Linda's Dragon Guardians Group on Facebook. Both are pretty awesome, if the comments from others are any indication. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

3 Books . . . 3 Bucks

The Land of Riandus books are all on special at just $0.99 each for a limited time, so if you haven't taken the plunge, now would be the perfect opportunity!

Dance with the Enemy: Injected with a stranger's blood--a ritual that makes their attraction undeniable--Elenya, a young maiden, learns the man she's intended to marry is the son of her family's sworn emeny.

Beyond the Shadows: *A Golden Book Judge's Choice Award Winner* A wounded warrior and an oppressed maiden help each other break free from the shadow of uncertainty over both of their lives. He had no future. She had no past.

Makinna's Secret: In love with her older brother's best friend for as long as she could remember, Makinna was sure he'd never see her as anything but the kid he'd grown up with. She couldn't have been more wrong.

While Makinna's Secret has been part of Totally Talented Promotions' Reviewer Roundup Multi-Author Event this week (4/16-4/22), Beyond the Shadows will be a book option in the event next week (4/23-4/29). Be sure to check out the event for great books and awesome participant prizes!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It's March Madness, even in the Book Garden!

March Madness is happening everywhere, even in my Book Garden! With that, I'm just going to leave you with a couple of things and run along.

First, the March Giveaway is under way over on my website. All you have to do to enter for your chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and the ebook of your choice from any one of the 13 authors in the Stoking the Flames box set is to follow me on my Amazon Author Page. Easy as can be.

There are bonus entries as well, so be sure to take advantage of those.

You can find the Rafflecopter box on my newsletter sign up page:
Jump over and scroll down. :-)

There's another $10 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs for the members of Linda's Dragon Guardians group on Facebook. You can get there from this link: I guess you could call that my newly budding author fan group :-)

Last, there is all kinds of fun happening on the Stoking the Flames page on Facebook as we continue to count down to the box set release date of March 28! It's hard to believe it's almost here!!!! Be sure to LIKE the page and visit often. There's almost always a giveaway going on there as well:

Until next time....

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February Giveaway... It's My Birthday!

Since my birthday is in February, I wanted to add to my monthly giveaway that I do for new and current subscribers of my New Releases and Promo Information Only newsletter. I'll admit, writing on a new dragon shifter story has made me way more aware of all the amazing dragon goodies around, so when I saw this adorable sparkly pink dragon, I just couldn't resist. I decided he (she?) was the perfect giveaway prize. And to make it even more special, I'm also including a beautiful snowflake ornament, a double dragon metal bookmark, a truly unique pink dragon key ring (also has a purse/belt clip on it), a Beyond the Shadows chocolate spoon and pink strawberry lip gloss made by Kelli's Kollectibles, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and ebook copies of five of my books.

So, what do you have to do to enter this giveaway? The only requirement is that you either sign up or are already a subscriber of my New Release and Promo Only Newsletter. That's it. Now, to get extra bonus entries, there are other things you can do, and you'll find those on the page that you are linked to either once you sign up for my newsletter (new subscribers) or in the current newsletter that went out on the 1st (current subscribers).

Current subscribers, if you can't find your newsletter, check your spam. It went out from If you still can't find it, let me know. You may email me at that same email address.

I think that's it, for now! If you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet and want to for your chance to win this (and future) giveaways, here's the link:

As I always like to say, because it truly is all of you that make it possible, thank you so much for being a part of my dream.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Stoking the Flames with On Wings of Time

I am extremely pleased to announce that I have
been included as one of the authors in the
Stoking the Flames: 13 Tales of Dragons, Destiny & Desire 
Multi-Author Paranormal Romance Box Set. The box set will be released March 2017. 

And today, I get to reveal my individual cover and share some teasers and tidbits!

Six hundred years lay between the man with a dragon’s soul and the only woman who could unlock his powers. When an impossible encounter hurls them through time, he has six days to not only prepare for the battle on the horizon, but to win her heart. Fate’s carefully woven web is about to be tested by will, a kiss, and the flip of a coin.

On Wings of Time is the first book to be released in my new series: The Lochlainn Guardians. Who are these guardians? They are men of valor infused with the essence of the noble dragons of Kedan. Their one goal: to protect the people from a fate worse than death – their enslavement by the Dubhaganthe dark dragons who wanted to rule and were determined to stop at nothing to get what they wanted. Unfortunately, the Dubhagan had driven the Kedan Dragons to the point of extinction and now Fate was having to step in to bring together the last of the Guardians and their matesthe women who could unlock their powers otherwise the Kedan Dragons would be lost, leaving the world at the mercy of the Dubhagan. The only problem… they were scattered throughout time. 

I hope you like that premise. Each book will be a complete story with the hero and heroine getting their Happily Ever After, though there will be an unanswered thread that weaves through the entire series, being answered bit by bit as we go along, until the very end. So, no cliff hangers, but a single tidbit to hopefully pull you into the next story. 

And now for the cover....

Available first in the
Stoking the Flames multi-author box set.
Available now for pre-order:


Surrender to the Desire…
Embrace your Destiny…
Soar with the Dragons…
Stoke the flames that 13 of your favorite NY Times, USA Today and International Bestselling authors have ignited with their fiery tales of the scorching passion that erupts when a dragon is united with their soul-mate

 If you'd like to be a part of the Multi-Author Box Set Release Blitz,
please follow this link and sign up. We'd LOVE to have you!
So much fun and so many prize opportunities will be coming your way!!!

There will be continual giveaways on the Stoking the Flames Facebook Page so be sure to LIKE the page and check back there often. Here's the link for the page: