In The Spotlight – Author DC McMillen

Hey everyone, I know the blog has been dark for a couple of weeks, but good news – things are starting to come together, so hopefully next week will see me back on some sort of schedule! Anyway, please join me in welcoming author DC McMillen to the blog! She’s generously stopped by today to tell us about her new book, The Rusty Nail. D.C. McMillen is an up and coming author living in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys writing about dirty sex in questionable places but has been known to write about other subjects, on special occasions. She has recently published her debut novella, The Rusty Nail, through Rebel Ink Press. She has also been published in several anthologies and will be part of MuseItHot’s Short & Spicy spring line up. D.C. is obsessed with Twitter and invites you to look her up at @mcmillendc, on her blog or on Facebook. The Rusty Nail … Continue reading

A Progress Report, Of Sorts…

First, I have to apologize. I haven’t posted here in far too long… For several reasons. Between power outages and internet service interruptions, one of the grandsons ill and whiny, and a bunch of other personal crap, I’ve barely had time to sit, let alone write or blog. And this evening I received word that my step-dad, Reno, is in the hospital with a bowel obstruction. His doctor thinks it’s rather minor and will be dealt with quite easily. The only concern is that he has  several other serious health issues. Hopefully none of those will interfere, or be made worse by the current problem. With all that going on, I *still* haven’t managed to complete revisions for Blood Dragon so it can get on its way. Right now, after family, that has to be my top priority. So, until it’s done, this blog will go dark, along with my social … Continue reading

In the Spotlight: Author Gabrielle Bisset on Author-Character Love

Please join me in welcoming author Gabrille Bisset today! She’s here to give us the goods on the heroes she’s written, and fell in love with. Below is a blurb from Blood Avenged, first in her new series The Sons Of Navarus. This month, my review of Blood Avenged will go up on March  21 at GraveTells.com. Stop by and check it out. I can tell you now, you really want to read this book!   Buy Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus) by Gabrielle Bisset at Amazon I’ve written a number of characters who stay with me more than others.  My one villain turned hero, Amon Kalins, will forever be my first author-character love.  I fell in love with him as soon as he hit the page (I hand write everything, so the idea literally came out on a piece of paper).  And as soon as he entered the story, he threatened to take up all the air in … Continue reading

A Swift Kick In The Pants II: Get Your Ass In Gear #writemotivation

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for KT Hanna’s #writemotivation. Since then I’ve been doing a few things to make achieving my goals possible. I confess I haven’t been good at the obligations for #writemotivation. Today, I’ll follow all the participants on ‘Twitter, and visit and follow their blogs, to make cheering them on simpler. I should have done that days ago. Now, on to the goals part. As you might recall, I’m going to work on: Put the finishing touches on the Blood Dragon revisions Get Blood Dragon on submission with at least 5 epublishers Write 40k words of new material on Blood Dragon II Get back on schedule for posting here For the past week, things have been crazy here, with 3 little boys in various stages of a stomach virus. Plenty of vomit and diarrhea, tons of laundry. And if I NEVER see broth, Jello, or Pedialyte  again, it’ll be too soon. Now, … Continue reading

The New Censor On The Block

  In case you haven’t heard, there’s a powerful new censor in town, and they don’t like erotica. They have the teeth to make their edicts stick, even with big book retailers, and they’re doing it. Who cares if they don’t like erotica, you ask? Well, you should. No matter what you read, write, or buy, this news should have you terrified. Because, if, in the United States of America, there is someone powerful enough to decide something should NOT be available to the public, and has the juice to enforce that decision, what’s next? Gasoline? Medications? If you haven’t already heard this news, then you’re probably wishing I’d just hurry the hell up and tell you who has that kind of pull. Okay. Here it is. Paypal. As the largest digital payment processing company, they’ve threatened to stop providing services to various online book retailers unless they stop selling … Continue reading

Sorta Spotlight, First Five, Plus Some Temporary Changes

In Lieu of this week’s Spotlight: First a few notes: These days, it seems the more I accomplish, the further behind I get! In an effort to buckle down and get the priorities taken care of. Thanks to #writemotivation, I’ve had to plan how best to meet my goals, and that’s what this is.  Right now, getting Blood Dragon out on submission is my highest priority professionally. I need to hit it hard until it’s perfect, and get it out there. To that end, some of my posts here will be recycled content from months ago. I posted these back when my blog went several days at a time with no visits, so they should be fresh to you. I’ll still be posting new content as well, just not as much. In April, I’ll be celebrating my first Blogaversary! Gonna try to do something special to celebrate, but I haven’t decided … Continue reading

  • Just Sayin’

    I'm a Romance Author - mainly Paranormal, but nearly all with fairly graphic intimate scenes. Those scenes serve to further the development of my plots and characters and are not included haphazardly to sell books or arouse readers.

    I probably COULD tell the stories without the graphic parts, but I CHOOSE not to. I want to show the full scope of the developing relationship, and leaving out some of the most powerful and meaningful moments will deprive the reader of a measure of understanding and emotional reaction to the characters and their stories.

    Since I write books intended for adult readers, I often have material on my website that is entirely unsuitable for younger readers. If you're under 18, or if you're easily offended by open discussion of sexual situations with frank language, you might want to look the other direction.