Lady Jane (Regency Era – Ladies of Disgrace) In Progress

Lady Jane is my fourth “Lady of Disgrace” set in the Regency era. This is my first attempt to write Regency, so I’ve had to pull out my book, “Jane Austen for Dummies” written by Joan Klingel Ray, the President of the Jane Austen Society of North America, for research purposes. Each time I write a book, it is a different experience. My first book, I was filled with dread and self-doubt. My second book, I dreamed a lot about it. My third book turned into a “what if” scenario and the story unfolded. After that, I wrote three more books in my Legacy Series, and my subsequent “Ladies of Disgrace” books and “Romance with a Kiss of Suspense” books. As a general rule, I don’t plot. I hate outlining. I’m a panster, which is the type of writer who starts with a premise or theme and then writes from Read More

What’s Next?

After finishing three Ladies of Disgrace stories, I’ll probably put that idea aside for now.  However, I’m so happy at the great reviews Lady Charlotte has received!  Thank you very much.  It was a fun book to write, and it appears everyone likes Charlotte. What’s next?  I’m still mulling over my options regarding what to write – contemporary, historical romance, time travel, or another family saga.  In my files, I actually have three other books I’ve started writing, but they’ve all fizzled out.  Not feeling the muse. At the present time, I’m seriously considering another family saga based on my family ancestry.  I have amassed such a wealth of information from the rags to riches story of my second great uncle and his descendants from the 1850s through 1930s.  From the struggling poor, a family suicide, the will to succeed, with subsequent marriages and children  I have enough plot to Read More

Lady Grace Has Been Released in eBook

 Released!  Lady Grace.  Thank you, everyone!   As a young woman of twenty-one, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of forty. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled but paints a vastly different scene than it did before. Amazon – Published on July 28, 2017, 4:09 PM – Available Now Kobo – Published – Pre-Order Available 8/1 Apple – Published – Pre-Order Available 8/1 Nook, Scribd, Intera, 24 Symbols, Playster, Google Play Read More

Lady Grace – New Book In Progress

Lady Isabella is out for editing, and it should be ready for release February 1 in eBook and print. After mulling over a few story lines and time eras, I felt compelled to backtrack to the time period of World War 1 for my next story entitled Lady Grace. I had thought about choosing other names for the title, but the name Grace stuck with me because of the personality of the young woman that I will be writing about. In 1914, Grace has given birth to her first child and her husband, Benedict Russell, has left for the front. Of course, anytime that I decide to write about something new, I’m strolling down research lane. The premise of this story is going to make me study more than fashion, makeup, and hair. It’s also going to cause me to research England during World War I and the sacrifices that Read More

Just One Single – My Latest Project

Back in 2007, even before I started writing books, I began a blog regarding single life. I had been single for over ten years (now pushing eighteen) and like many others, I felt frustrated and lonely. Finding my way as a single person in a world sprinkled with couples has been a challenge.  Writing, of course, is my purpose in life and a great outlet.  I cannot vocally articulate accurately my feelings, but give me a piece of paper and I will spill my soul for the world to read. I stopped posting on this blog after nine years and moved over to another I entitled Saucy & 65, which I will be spending more time on in the future. It gives me another avenue to complain about growing older. Because my Just One Single blog is languishing alone, and I have put in print one other blog (Lessons From Read More

The Portrait of Perfection – New Release

Last year I saw Crimson Peak. Though it really didn’t scare me as much as I thought it would, it did pique my interest in Gothic Romance. The very dark side of romance is a genre that I have not dabbled in before. However, like anything else there is a first time for everything. Meet “A Portrait of Perfection,” which is my first attempt at a dark tale of possessive love and betrayal. Though it doesn’t have all the elements of Gothic Romance, it culminates in a rather Gothic result of possessive love. I’m not sure that I will stay in this genre frankly because I often find it hard to think of the dark side. However, I’ve known my share of sociopaths that have crossed my life, as well as controlling men. I’ve woven those elements from experience into the story. The book is erotic, but compared to those Read More

The Price of Passion – What Was I Thinking?

Let’s face it, sometimes you read a book and have expectations. As an author, I understand that many of my readers have held expectations as to the outcome of my characters in The Legacy Series. A few have found fault about the paths I led them down while others have enjoyed them nevertheless. Like people in real life, we expect certain things out of characters. Their behavior can disappoint us or thrill us, depending on the choices they make in life. In The Price of Passion both Robert and Jolene are faced with decisions regarding who they will marry. As writers who study character development, that is really is what it is in a nutshell — the development of personalities that our characters possess. Each is slightly flawed or extremely flawed. However, if you haven’t picked up in the series by now, each main character is really faced with how Read More

A Christmas Oath – New Release

I decided to start a tradition this year of releasing short reads for Christmas. My first one is entitled “A Christmas Oath,” and is 12,600 words. More than a short story and less than a novella in size, it is more commonly called a novelette. As usual, I have a few history lessons tucked inside, as the story deals with two themes: Breach of promise of marriage Mixed marriages between Protestants and Catholics It is a sweet story with no sex to melt the snow. However, a few melted flakes do make their way between my heroine’s breasts. Like any other Christmas story, it ends in those usual miracles and mushy love scenes. Hope you enjoy! It’s up on Amazon and will soon arrive elsewhere on Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and others. Also, as the year comes rushing to a close, I want to thank each of my readers for their Read More