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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

What are Beta Readers?

Happy Writer Wednesday!

Beta Readers are those who read your manuscript before it goes to an editor or to press and offer constructive feedback. They can help you identify weaknesses and problem areas, and give you an indication of what to expect from your readership. Their assistance is be invaluable, especially when it comes to letting you know what is working and what is not. Try to include as many non-writers as possible in your team!

If you have friends or family who read in the genre you've written, ask them to read your draft and offer their honest feedback. Find out what works for them and what doesn't. Ask them to answer the following questions:

·         How quickly did you become invested in the story?
·         Were the characters relatable and realistic? If not, why not?
·         Is my writing easy to understand or were you frequently confused?
·         Did the story seem to drag in parts or did it hold your interest all the way through?
·         What did you love about the story?
·         What did you hate about the story?
·         Are there any plot holes you noticed?
·         Are there any continuity errors that need to be addressed?
·         Did you notice any frequently occurring grammatical mistakes or overused words?
·         Were you happy with the ending?

Aren't sure if anyone reads your genre? Ask them! Thanks to the advent of social media, you have a whole world of readers at your fingertips. Put out feelers and see who bites. It might surprise you to find how many of your friends, family, or followers are willing to help you out.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: Desire Me (Teaser #2)

For NaNoWriMo, I've been working to finish up Desire Me. I'm 99.99% of the way there! So why not share a celebratory teaser?!

"Having Luke staying here will make me feel a helluva lot better."

"Okay," I say.

"Yeah?" He cocks a brow at me like he's surprised I'm agreeing.

"Yeah," I say with a shrug. "I like Luke."

Roman narrows his eyes on me.

"Not like that. Jeez," I huff, rolling my eyes at him. "Do you have a setting other than caveman?"

"Apparently not when it comes to you," he mutters.

I snort a soft laugh.

"I was never jealous until you," he says, rinsing the second round of soap off. I lick my lips, watching it slide down the ridges of his abdomen. "No one else ever mattered before you. But you? The thought of some other guy even looking at you like I do pisses me off. I think I'd straight up murder someone if they tried to touch you."

"I feel the same way about you," I tell him, wrapping my arms and legs around his waist when he picks me up again. He turns me until the water is beating down on my back, which pulls a moan of ecstasy from my lips. I swear, there's nothing better than a hot shower with my even hotter man.

"Baby," he says on a deep chuckle that hits me low in my stomach, "you don't even have to worry about someone trying to touch me. I'd never let that bullshit happen. The only hands I want on me are yours."

"Same here," I breathe, sliding my hands up into his hair and pulling his head to mine for a deep kiss.

"None of that," he growls when I moan and wriggle, trying to find a little friction. "You need sleep."

"I'm not sleepy," I whine, rubbing up against him.

"Liar." His lips quirk up into a smile.

"I like you way better when you're giving me what I want," I pout.

"I've been giving you my cock every day since I brought you home," he says with another chuckle.

"Then why stop a good thing?" I ask, leaning forward to bite his neck. "I sleep better after you make me come, anyway, Mr. Gregory."

He growls softly and then grinds me down on his cock before smacking my ass. "I'm trying to clean you up."

"I like it better when you get me dirty," I retort, grinding against his cock and moaning loudly.

"Fuck," he mutters before spinning and putting my back against the wall of the shower. He glares down at me, but I know he's not really mad. His eyes are wild with desire and a little hint of humor. "You're a pain in my ass, baby."

"That's why you love me."

You can pre-order Desire Me on Amazon!

About the Series:

Two weeks.
No strings.
No commitments.

Those are the terms Mila Lawson offers Roman Gregory when they find themselves living together in Santa Cruz.

With a violent gang gunning for him and a cartel threatening to go to war, the last thing the ATF agent should be thinking about is claiming his daughter's twenty-two-year-old best friend. But after four long years of lusting after the gorgeous little blonde from afar, once Roman has her, he's not willing to give her up. 

She may be off-limits, but something about Mila drives him wild. There's nothing sweet about the things he wants to do to her, and nothing gentle about the way he takes her. She makes him crave a future he never envisioned for himself…one so much better than he ever dreamed was possible.

To keep her, he'll be forced to face the daughter he adores. To save her, he'll break every rule in the book.

Nothing will stand in his way. Not his daughter. Not the gang hunting him. Not even the law itself.

New to Roman and Mila's steamy story? The first three parts are now available and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

FADE is NOW LIVE! #paranormal #excerpt #romance

FADE is officially live on all major retailers under the Tirgearr Publishing brand!

I am so, so excited to get this one back into your waiting hands. If you've previously read FADE, parts of it have been rewritten for clarity and flow, but the story itself has not changed. If you haven't read FADE yet, what are you waiting for?! This was my first ever book baby, originally published in 2012. 

It's got wolves and danger and a beautiful, broken boy who might just be one half of the duo fated to save the world. Again.

FADE is suitable for older teens and above, though my younger niece and nephews have all read and loved it as well. 


What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them. 

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.



I jumped as his voice sounded clear as bells in my head.

What are you doing? His mental voice was too calm. He'd heard my thoughts.

My face burned. I was trying to talk to you. I don't exactly know how to do it, I answered, defensive and mortified. I didn't mean to share those last thoughts with him, and like so much else, he'd received them anyway.

Again, it just wasn't fair.

I guess it worked. He sounded amused, though his tone seemed darker than usual, like when he kissed me. I stored that knowledge away for future use.

I don't know where Chelle lives.

You could have called.

Why? You never call me.

Would you like me to call you?

No. I had his attention now. Why bother with the phone? It didn't make sense. Still, would it kill him to pick up the phone once in a while, like normal people did, instead of always leaving me to do the calling?

I'm not normal people, Arionna.

How could one boy be so clueless?

Oh, forget it. Where does Chelle live?

Dace sighed then gave me her address.

I sat up straighter in the seat and put the car in drive, not even thanking him. Sue me, I wanted to sulk for a little while. Talking to him aggravated me. Things that should have been obvious were beyond him. He had no clue what a girl wanted. Ironic as hell since he got to know my every thought whenever the desire struck. Meanwhile, I muddled along, trying to sort out this person who made no sense half the time.

He didn't even tell me no, he wouldn't teach me how to figure out how to access his mind. He ignored the situation and acted like I didn't say anything the four thousand times I demanded to know how. And even worse than all of that? I still felt him in there, nestled into his little corner of my mind. I growled aloud.

Do you honestly think I'd take your virginity on a picnic table? His curious tone held more than a little hurt.

Why not? I stopped at a red light. It's better than the back of a car. I couldn't hold back the snippy reply.

Dace sighed. When we do that, Arionna, it won't be on a picnic table in the middle of winter, or in the back of a car. And you won't regret it, not for a minute.

I didn't know how to respond to that, so I didn't try.

By the way, you're going the wrong way. Chelle lives on the other side of town, behind the grocery store.

"Ugh!" I yelled.

FADE is only .99c on Amazon through 11/10!

Happy Writer Wednesday!

Do you confuse who and that in writing? Don't feel bad if you do. Most people struggle with this one because it's so common in speech to use "that" instead of "who".

Just remember, when referring to a person, you use "who". When referring to an object or another type of noun, use "that", like in the examples above.

That said, sometimes it's appropriate to use "who" instead of "that" when referring to animals and other sentient beings, especially if you're trying to humanize them. If the wolf in your book, for instance, is a shapeshifter or has a strong bond with a character (or human mannerisms or speech, etc), try "who" instead of "that" to further humanize him or her.