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Emotional Connections to Writing Military Romance

Writers live in a bubble created by our imaginations. We live with our characters in that bubble as well. We breath life into them and give them memories, families, backgrounds, experiences and before the book is completed, they have become real to us because we've experienced their emotions while we're writing them. We've asked them questions and waited for their answers. With everything they've experienced we've drawn from our experiences to give them life. Drawn from our own emotions too. When I first started writing my SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series I had an immediate emotional connection to the books because of my father's military service in the Marine Corps. My father had gone in at the tender age of seventeen during WWII. His mother signed the paperwork for him to go. In fact, all but two of my father's siblings went into some branch of the service at that time. The two youngest were too young to serve. My father at seventeen was on Iwo Gima when

Building Ties On SALE for $.99 (And An Excerpt)

I've put Building Ties (Book 4 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series) on sale until the 17th of December.  The book has a 4.8 rating out of 5. So if you like Hot SEALs and Hot Romance... I'd love it if you'd check it out.  Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker. On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make. Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting ski

I Ain't A Writer Without You Dear Reader

Dear Reader: Thank you for reading my words. Without you I would be writing for an audience of one. Thank you for spending your hard earned money on my books, because I know it doesn't come easy. Thank you for interacting with me on my social media sites. I know that takes up your time. Thank you for helping me promote my books by sharing my posts, tweets, and sharing the books themselves. I gain more readers from your efforts than my own. Thank you for writing reviews for my work, and letting me know what I'm doing right, and what I'm doing wrong. It is so helpful. Thank you for your encouragement when I am overwhelmed Thank you for understanding my obsession with my work. Thank you for not thinking I'm crazy when I talk about my characters as though they are real people. But the biggest thank you is for giving me your time for all of the above, because it is so valuable. Because of you, I have the joy of doing something I love in my life

Does Size Matter? --In Books?

I've been seeing a trend in the writing-reading world. A trend toward shorter books. Mostly novella length things that run between 20,000-35,000 words. I suppose some readers like them because they're usually less money to purchase and can be read in about an hour and a half instead of the all day marathon most of my books demand. I'd love to know what you think so please leave a comment to this post if you have time. I've highlighted the questions I'd like you to ponder on as you read this blog. I have written several shorter works. My latest is Have Wand Will Travel a Magic and Mayhem Kindle World novella of 35,324 words. But I have to tell you writing short is difficult for me. I've posted the word count for all my shorter pieces below. To Capture A Highlander's Heart: The Beginning is  3,064 Caught In The Act is  3,331 An Automated Death is 14,099 To Capture A Highlander's Heart: The Courtship is 19,958 Breaking Ties  (A SEAL Team He

Releasing Two Books in one Month is Tough

I love writing. It's been my life-long dream to be able to write for a living since middle school. And I love to write different genres. So far this year I've released a historical romance, T o Capture A Highlander's Heart: The Wedding Night , a military romantic suspense, Breaking Out   (Book 6 of my SEAL Team Heartbreaker Series)   and now a paranormal romantic comedy Kindle World novella, Magic and Mayhem:   Have Wand, Will Travel .  I've written 235,627 printed words this year and am working on two more books. I'm about 8,000 words into Breaking Point , the eighth installment for my SEAL Team Heartbreakers Series. I don't know if the book will be a novella or a full length novel yet. Probably somewhere in between. A short novel of 45,000 words I think. And I've written the opening scene (about 1000 words) of my next paranormal the second installment for my Superstition Series Deep Within The Stone.  My family says that I'm obsessed and I am. I w

Magic and Mayhem Kindle World Release!!!

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Magic and Mayhem Kindle World. It's been wonderful to be a part of this project and to work with all the great writers involved. I know most of them personally and we've all had a wonderful time.  Robyn Peterman is the very best person to work with to do one of these releases. Her world is really fun to write in and she's such a hoot! Always upbeat, always fun. You can find all the books at her website, but I'll be putting the links on my blog as they become live, but just in case: Here's the list of authors and the titles of their books and the links. Magic and Mayhem: Have Wand, Will Travel by Teresa Reasor Link: Magic and Mayhem: Witches Be Crazy (Stacy Justice Magical Mysteries Book 0) by Barbra Annino Link: Magic and Mayhem: Witch, Please (Ida May Chronicles Book 2) by Deanna Chase Link:  https://amz