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Monday Mentions: Heartless

I was supposed to help with the cover reveal for L.S. Engler‘s new book at the beginning of this month, but a ball got dropped somewhere. But, it came out on August 15(actually Amazon is saying 8/7, but still), so I figured I’d share this with you all.

Where do you turn when there’s no one left to trust?

The Slayer of the Soulless has found betrayal around every corner, and she has discovered that there are evils in the world far worse than the ravenous undead. Slicing down walking cadavers is one thing, but overthrowing the vile machinations of human beings is a brand of horror she never saw coming. She has her companions to help her, as well as some new friends and new technologies, but will it be enough? What if the true danger is not the Soulless of the outside world, but what has been inside her all along?

In this second book of the exciting Slayer Saga trilogy, L.S. Engler expands the world she introduced in “Soulless,” taking her readers even deeper into this world of zombie and political intrigue, a world that was once like our own, but has been claimed by nature and other dark forces. What lies ahead for the Slayer of the Soulless and her friends? Something that will surprise you and shake up the very things she holds dear.

– from Amazon

I’ve already bought it and have it on my list to read. Can’t wait to continue this series.



Writing Wednesday: Post Release

If you missed it here or on Twitter(or Facebook thanks to my husband), I released Flames of Redemption yesterday. Now, I’m having momentary blips of anxiety because people I actually know(and may have to see face-to-face again) will be reading my book. Ugh and gah. I’m excited people are reading it, of course, but also very nervous. Especially since quite a few people on my husband’s friends list are firefighters. So, what if I screwed something up? Ugh and gah again. So, needless to say, yesterday my focus was completely shot. I did manage to get some words written in the morning, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. Decided to put it aside and celebrate the release by watching Divergent(since I just got it, and this was my first chance to see it). And I baked some banana bread. Overall, a great day. Especially since I also got my contributor’s copies of World Unknown Review in the mail. So, yes, a good day.

Today is shaping up to be another one, despite the girl’s school being on a 2 hour delay, and the boy’s preschool cancelling busing for the day. I’ve already written over 3k today. So, there’s that.

Since it’s Wednesday, I’ve got another WiPPet. Still sticking with Scars and All. Today I have 8 paragraphs(1+7).

He turned away and headed out into the parking lot. But, he stopped when the object of his conversation with Kendall came strolling across the parking lot. he let out a long breath as his blood stirred. Yeah, he definitely couldn’t shut this attraction off. That’s all it could be though. A one-sided attraction. Maybe at one time, but no, she wouldn’t want anything to do with the man he was now.
Her dark green eyes shifted as she saw him though, darkening as they slid down his body then back up to his face. Then, she started laughing. His mouth turned down. “What’s so funny?” He asked.
She was still laughing as she moved toward him. He flinched back as she reached toward his face. “You have something,” she murmured, then her thumb was stroking over his cheek. “Right here.” He glanced down at it when she pulled away and saw the black coated on her skin.
“Grease,” he murmured. “Hands weren’t quite as clean as I thought apparently.”
He looked back up into her eyes and his breath strangled in his throat. “Cassie,” he managed to get out. She blinked but didn’t take her eyes from his, and the desire in them didn’t dim. “I’m not what you remember.”
“Neither am I, Doren. It’s okay.”
He wasn’t sure anyone had ever told him it was okay that he’d changed. Mostly they tried to insist he hadn’t. She pushed up onto her toes, holding onto his arms. Her fingers brushed against his biceps and had him taking in a short breath. Then, he was leaning closer to her. His lips brushed over hers once, just a brief caress. Then, he came back for more. One of her hands slid up his arm to his shoulder, and she opened for him. Doren kept his hands at her hips no matter how much they wanted to travel; to cup her ass, caress her stomach up to her breasts, into her hair.
She pulled back slightly and tipped her head back to look up at him. There was a soft smile on her face. “I’ve wanted to do that for more than ten years.”

This week has been going good, despite my inability to focus yesterday. I managed over 6k on Monday and already have over 3k for today with more writing time to go.

  • Chasing the Ghost – Write 4 hours/day – Did this on Monday, only managed 2 hours yesterday. So far, I’m at 2.5 hours today. I’ve added over 10k to it this week.
  • Flames of Restoration – Brainstorming & start on back stories – technically this is done. I have the brainstorming finished, and one paragraph of Nolan’s back story written.
  • Read: Against the Wind(Kat Martin), Shadow Spell(Nora Roberts), One, Two, Three(Elodie Nowodazkij), His Obsession Next Door(Cathryn Fox), All Lined Up(Cora Carmack), & Bound(Kate Sparkes) – I finished Against the Wind Sunday, enjoyed it. I’m actually falling a bit behind on my reading. About 60% through Shadow Spell. I love the book, but dedicating more of my time to writing cuts into this as well.
  • Read: Forensics for Writers – through Chapter 6 – I’ve finished Chapter 3, so I’m mostly on track with this.
  • Crochet: Sleigh Bell Scarf – I have 4 of the snowflake motifs finished for this. I need to do 9 total before I put it together.
  • Added: Submit RoW80 sponsor post – I have this drafted, just need to go over it before I send it in.

How is your week going so far?

Release Day: Flames of Redemption

The day is here. Adrian and Kayla have finally been released into the world. I’m very excited about this one. And nervous. I hope everyone will enjoy it.

Available now

Available now

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Or purchase at: Amazon| B&N| Kobo

Once lit, there’s no stopping this blaze.

Kayla Brooke has firefighting in her blood. She followed her father’s footsteps into the Crystal Glen Fire Department, but when she shows an interest in the whys, she moves into her uncle’s path; fire investigation. Fighting the flames has cost her: a man she thought she’d loved and friends taken by the flames that call to her. After her fiance walked out on her because he could handle what she was, she never expected another man to light a different kind of fire in her blood. Until Adrian Riley ran into her life.

Adrian Riley came from a family of cops, but he decided to start over in a town where no one knows his family. Now, on the fast track to promotion, he thinks this new case could be the key to proving himself. Then, he butts heads with a hotheaded firefighter on the scene, and his whole world turns upside down. She could be the key to everything, or the one weakness that could take him down.

They fight the sparks that threaten to burn them both. But, once they light, there’s no stopping the blaze. Kayla’s been burned before, but this time the flames may consume her. When more fires start, they know it’s more than a simple case. But, when the arsonist seems to have turned his attention to Kayla, Adrian will do everything within his power to keep her safe, even stand between her and the fire.


This was a mistake. It would blow up right in their faces, and she wasn’t sure if either of them would survive the blast. She had never run from the things that scared her before.
Kayla released the doorknob. “I feel it,” she said, swallowing down her fear and turning toward him. “I’ve felt it ever since I saw you standing on the other side of the funeral home. Maybe since that day on the street. It pissed me off, and it terrified me.”
He had started to raise his hand to touch her face, but her words seemed to stop him. “Why?”
“I felt like this once before, drawn to someone. He thought that meant he could tell me what I could and couldn’t do.”
His face went hard. “Did he hurt you?”
“No, not like that. He wanted to keep me under his control. When I wouldn’t buckle to his demands, he walked away. I felt so used. I got over him, but I’m not going to trust this pull is enough.”
“Of course, it isn’t,” he said, finally stroking her cheek. “There’s more to it than that. I know you can feel it. It’s not just some pull. There are sparks. It’s a damn spontaneous combustion. It’s not going to go away until we burn it out of our systems.”
She struggled to breathe. Is that what she’d hoped for in coming here, to get this out of her system? She knew it was, even though she would never admit it out loud. “Do you know what happens when sparks contact an ignition source?” she asked, running her hand up his chest and looking up into his eyes.
“I’m guessing that’s firefighter speak for ‘things go boom’.” He pulled down the zipper of her coat then slid it away from her arms.
“Incendiary,” she murmured.
He ran a finger down her neck. She could feel the quiver all the way down to her stomach, which clenched as his touch moved down the shirt, between her breasts, barely brushing the sides of them.
“Shh. I’m concentrating here.”

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