Saturday, January 30, 2016

Things are getting HOT on Deadly Reads Radio

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about our GREAT of guests joining us on Deadly Reads.  In February, we have four of the TOP Romance Cover Models joining us.

First, we have none other than Jimmy Thomas!  On Feb 4th, Jimmy will be joining us for a night of interesting conversation as we get to know him a little better.  Jimmy is the top Romance Cover Model today, having been on thousands of covers.  If you are a fan of Romance, you won't want to miss this show.

He also runs a website where Romance Authors can get the beautiful images they need for their covers.

Don't miss our show with Jimmy Thomas, I know you won't be disappointed.

Next, we will have Vikkas Bhardwaj on Feb 11th.  Vikkas is not only a Romance Cover Model, but he is also a Bollywood Actor and an International Model.  I know we'll have a great time chatting with him.

I hope you'll join Vikkas on Deadly Reads Radio.

Join us on Feb 18th for some lively Girl Talk with Jax Tuyrna. Jax is not only a Romance Cover Model, but she is also an Actress AND Co-Host of the Mancow Morning TV Show.

I know we will have a great time chatting with Jax, so I hope you will join us on the show.

Last, but certainly not least, join us on Feb 25th for our show with John Quinlan.  John is a former American bodybuilder and professional wrestler who now works as a fitness model, fashion model, art model, Romance Cover Model  and Actor.  He was even named the most Tattoed Cover Model.

 In December 2015, John was signed on as an actor for the 2016 film, 'A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives' by producer Jillian Bullock.  Ms Bullock will be joining John on the show as well.

If you want to know more about our guests, go to the Deadly Reads website where you'll find their social media links.
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Monday, January 25, 2016

My first YA Fantasy - The Dragon's Blood Key

The Dragon's Blood Key is my first Ya Fantasy.  I thoroughly enjoyed writing this wonderful story, as its interesting and magical characters came to life on the pages.  I know this story will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

The voices in my head

If any of you have heard me speak about how I write my books, I always refer to the voices in my head. No, I'm not schizophrenic, and in need of a long-sleeved jacket and padded room. What I mean is how my mind works while creating my stories. I've heard other authors speak of how they have a strict way of writing their books, such as storyboards, index cards with plot notes, etc.  Now, I’m not going to say I didn’t try doing things that way, but to be honest, the dang voices in my head would always screw up my best-laid plans.

When I begin to write a new book, I will have an idea of what is going to happen, and how I would like it to end.  BUT I can’t begin to tell you the number of times my little voices have made it quite clear the ending or direction of the story was not to their liking.

One book, in particular, comes to mind.  When my husband, Bob, first thought of the idea for my dark thriller, Pure Justice, he had a particular ending to the story in mind.  However, when I arrived at the part of the story where I needed to set up for the ending I just couldn’t do it.  I was home alone that evening, as Bob was still driving truck over-the-road.  I had finished my dinner and sat down at my trusty laptop and began to type.  I knew what I needed to do, but I couldn’t bring myself to type the words.  There I sat at my laptop losing a raging inner battle with the voices in my head.  You may think I’m crazy, but they were screaming at me to take this incredible character and his story in an entirely different direction than was planned from the start.

This battle raged on for several tense-filled minutes, as my fingers hovered over the keyboard.  I would type a few words then find myself using the backspace key to erase them from my screen.  I finally had reached the breaking point when I stood and began to pace the floor, begging the voices to relent and allow me to end the book the way I had planned from day one.  I paced and paced, shaking my head with the hope, the voices would shut up and let me set up the ending of the story the way I wanted.  But they wouldn’t.  It didn’t matter how much I tried to shake the thoughts swirling around in my mind.  The new ending to this story was clear in my mind’s eye, and I was helpless to fight.

Therefore, realizing I was never going to win this battle, I relented and sat in my comfy chair and began to type.  The words seemed to fly onto the screen of my laptop as my fingers typed at a frenzied pace.  I don’t even think I was fully conscious of what I was typing, but it didn’t matter.  The ending of this book was writing itself and I was simply a tool in the process.  I’m sure there are other authors out there who have known this feeling and are just as amazed as I am when it happens.  To surrender to the voices in your mind can be difficult at times, but I’ve learned it’s the best thing to do for they know best.  When I typed the last sentence of Pure Justice: No Escape, Paid in Blood, I knew I had made the correct decision on how this story should end.  The readers and their kind reviews have agreed as well.

Pure Justice is on ALL major ebook outlets for only $2.99

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Essure Awareness

I had one of the most rewarding evenings this last Thursday.  As you all know, I'm the host of Deadly Reads Radio - Journey into the Night along with my co-host Lisa Vandiver.  We have had such a good time the last few weeks interviewing some talented Authors about their books while getting to know them better.
However, we did an important show this last Thursday, Jan 7, 2016, on the dangers of the Essure Birth Control Device.  I normally don't get involved in causes, but this one has touched my life.  You see, my daughter-in-law is suffering from the results of getting Essure after the birth of her son almost 5 years ago.  Desi has always been a strong young woman, who has not only been a loving wife for my son, but also a wonderful mother to their two young children.  At only 30-years-old she has developed debilitating health issues and have even been forced to use a cane because without warning her legs will collapse out from underneath her without warning.  She also has to endure abdominal pain that will force her to nearly fall to the floor.
Our show this last Thursday night was heart-wrenching as women called in and shared their stories of how Essure has destroyed their health and affected their lives.  We will be doing another Essure show this coming Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 9 pm CST.  I invite you to listen, and if you or know someone who is suffering from Essure, please feel free to call in and share you story with us.
There is a group of women going to Capital Hill next month to lobby our lawmakers in the hope they will recall this dangerous product before it destroys the health of more women and lives.
I hope you will join us this Wednesday and you can listen to Thursday's show in the archive.

This is the link for our first Essure show on Jan 7, 2016
This is the link for the Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016, show at 9 pm CST