March Events:

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March 11, 2017 Books & Boys Book Blog is celebrating 50K Likes in their group The B&B Naughty House. Be sure to join – there are over 100 authors involved in this celebration. Lots of new books to learn about, games, and prizes. I’ll be there at 5:30pm EST (4:30 CST). Hope to see you there!

March 17, 2017 I’ll be doing a takeover at 3:30pm EST (2:30 CST) during Maria Vicker’s celebration for her latest release, Redeemed.

March 23, 2017 I’ll be doing a takeover at 6:30pm EST (5:30 CST) in celebration of Claire Marta’s release, Claimed by Magic – The Hunter Chronicles Book 3.

Upcoming Events


February is flying by! With that in mind, here are a few of the events I’ll be participating in over the next few weeks. They are always packed full of amazing authors, games, and giveaways. I hope to see you there.

February 23rd at 7pm EST (6pm CST) I’ll be at Author Betty Shreffler’s FB group, All Things Romance. Be sure to join her group, it’s a lot of fun.

I can’t make this one due to traveling, but be sure to stop by to meet some of the romance authors of Champagne Books. The FB event will be February 25th, 11-8pm CST. There will be a kindle giveaway as a top prize for a lucky winner at this party.

March 11th at 5:30 EST (4:30 CST) is when I will be there. Books and Boys Book Blog is celebrating 50k Likes! There are tons of authors there to join the party. The full event runs from March 5th – 12th. Be sure to join the group as it’s members only. There will be approximately 156 authors, some you may know, and some new ones to discover!

March 17th at 3:30 EST I’m helping to celebrate Author Maria Vickers release day event for Redeemed.

March 23rd at 6:30 to celebrate Clair Marta’s 3rd book in the Hunter Chronicles, Claimed by Magic.

The King of Horror

When we learned Stephen King was going on tour it was an opportunity we didn’t want to miss. I mean…Stephen King!Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.40.15 PM

Ryman line            It took almost eight hours to drive to Nashville, Tennessee, where our tickets were. His End of Watch tour was being held at the Ryman Auditorium and the line to get in wrapped around the building. We stood in the 100-degree weather waiting with the rest of the audience for entrance into the sold out show. Approximately 2400 people filled the auditorium.
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He didn’t disappoint. For quite some time Mr. King entertained us with engaging stories from his youth and adult life, as well as details of his writing career. He talked about what it was like growing up in a small community, how his experiences influenced him, his failures, and his successes.

all three of us in TN

 (from left to right) Taylor (my daughter), Victoria Van Tiem, and me

When we spilled out into the Nashville streets with our hardcover books in hand, the CMS Fest was still all around us. Before traveling home we made sure to take in the sites and listen to some excellent bands.SK Taylor and Mecmsfest

Cover Reveal

I’m excited to reveal the cover for TAKEN, the second book in the Five Fates Series, releasing June 6, 2016!



Forged through trauma and cursed by the Fates, Layla evolves into a mortiferous weapon. When the prophecy activates, what is honed for protection becomes a misused tool for death.

Entrenched in clan turmoil, Thaull’s life hangs at a precipice with the onset of the soul-divide. But when a premonition of a deadly female offers hope, he gambles his very existence.

She will go dark from her curse. He will go numb from his. To survive, Layla must risk trusting another or become another.


Retro 80s Summer

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A friend recently told me of a summer mentality a neighbor of his adopted. She’d decided to have a retro 80s summer. And it worked!

She worked from home and, with the kids out of school during the day and providing constant interruptions, she decided to try a new approach to the usual stress-filled dog days of summer.

They’d sleep in, usually waking around eight-thirty. Lunch? No worries, take in a movie with a lunch of popcorn. The beach was another pastime they’d enjoy and really…who wouldn’t? Sunscreen? Eh… She wasn’t worrying about it. They had a bottle of sunscreen, if it was used or not, no stress.

At home the neighborhood was a playground and the kids were sent out to roam for an hour or two of freedom. It worked. The usual micromanaged days of camps, clubs, or classes passed by them without a care or worry. What they had was fun and relaxation.

What do you have planned for the summer?

Soon to Release!

I’m excited to announce that Champagne Book Group has contracted for Hidden, the first book in the Five Fates Series, a paranormal romance scheduled for release in November, 2015.

Cursed since birth, hunted by gods, and desperate for love—Jade never stood a chance.

Half-demon, half-goddess, Jade’s fate makes her a pawn in an epic battle among the gods. Hidden on Earth with her sisters, she successfully avoids the Oneiroi—the dream gods—bent on her destruction until the prophecy, long dormant, awakens a dark shadow within her.

Roen, a reclusive Worr demon known for his battles against the Oneiroi, is called to protect Jade. Together they must unlock their mysterious connection and find a way to beat back destiny. Can she outsmart the prophecy, change her fate, and find love—even when she learns who is connected to her destruction?