THE SESSIONS by Laurel Rivers

THE SESSIONS by Laurel Rivers

Description: When Serena, a grown woman, is forced into counseling by her overbearing parents, she get’s more than expected from the sessions with her sexy therapist. The Good: Ms. Rivers has a good narrative voice, and this is a pretty clever situation. I also kind of love that the main character is a total perv. The story is structurally sound. And I’m a sucker for a good, clever last line (like “Nobody’s perfect!” at the end of Some Like It Hot). This story has one of those lines. I actually laughed out loud. The Bad: The main character goes on long interior voice rambles, and the whole story has an early Disney princess movie feel to it: the H/H barely talk but they fall for each other quickly. Also, readers might be frustrated...

Advice about Writing

Advice about Writing

From the inbox: Q1: I have just finished reading this fabulous book you have written. I only ask advice from you. I am an aspiring writer myself, but being a new mother there hasn’t been much time to really write many stories. I am a big paranormal fiction nut. Just wondering on how to I go about getting published. A: Oh, I feel you, girl. New motherhood really took it out of me and my writing practice. My number one piece of advice: Go easy on yourself! Those newborn months are bad enough without you constantly beating up on yourself for not writing. The one big thing I wish I hadn’t done was put such a high writing expectation on maternity leave. I look back and wish I’d used that time to sleep. My second piece of advice is get some sort of...

My 2014 Release Schedule

My 2014 Release Schedule

Bad News: No new stuff til April. Good News: There will be lots of new stuff this year, because I’ve signed with Harlequin Kimani for a few stories and am now a hybrid author. So keeping in mind that all dates are subject to change, here’s what I’m hoping my release schedule will be this year: April: Contemporary Romance Novel. Still going back and forth on the title, but it stars Sam from HIS ONE AND ONLY, a Russian hockey player (Alexei’s Rustanov’s cousin in fact!), an orphan, and a completely lovable pitbull. May: My first novella (And a really terrific one–I had SO much fun writing it, and I think the soccer player hero is insanely delicious) as part of DIM THE LIGHTS, a collection from Harlequin Kimani. “Three...

THE MASSEUSE and THE DRAGON by Violette Dubrinsky

THE MASSEUSE and THE DRAGON by Violette Dubrinsky

There are a few authors who fellow readers often recommend I read through Goodreads and whatnot. Violette Dubrinsky’s works come up a lot. I love her paranormal work, and so when she turned her typing fingers to contemporary, I decided to have a peek. Description: THE MASSEUSE is part one of a saga that begins when an executive named Jezebel Carter gets what turns into an erotic massage by a man she thinks is just a masseuse. Spoiler-but-not-really: he’s totally not. THE DRAGON is part two of that saga. I suggest buying both from the get, because if you’re some place you can’t download the second book when you’re done reading the first, you will be frustrated and angry at both yourself and Ms. Dubrinsky. The Good: THE MASSEUSE:...

WOLF AND SOUL is HERE!!!

WOLF AND SOUL is HERE!!!

Guys…GUYS!!! It has been some kind of journey. Let me tell you, Tu and Grady put me through the emotional wringer. I literally laughed, I literally cried…but I won’t say anymore, because I’m hoping you enjoy every second of their story as much as I did. So without further ado, here’s the description, along with a handy link for downloading: WOLF AND SOUL, Book 3 of the Amazon Bestselling Alaska Princesses Trilogy is finally here!  Tu Ataneq and Grady Wulfkonig are the last two shifters on the face of this earth who would ever get together. They’re complete opposites–him an uptight former sheriff and her a former party girl. Plus, they have history–ugly history that Tu doubts she’ll ever be able overcome....

AMBER’S FANTASY by Pepper Anthony

AMBER’S FANTASY by Pepper Anthony

Description: When the otherwise practical, executive assistant, Amber gets caught with a stash of menage a trois novels by her company’s IT guy, Ray, she’s more than a little embarrassed. However, Ray’s intrigued and more importantly, wondering if he and his cousin, Carl, can make her fantasy come true. But how to get around their company’s pesky no-dating policy? The Good: This is a cute little love story with some nice will they or won’t they suspense. Perfect amount of story for the length. Ms. Anthony doesn’t go too big or leave her readers wanting more. Also, love that it’s set in Portland. The Bad: Amber’s bestie was a bit convenient, and Carl’s character was too intriguing to be given so little page...

WOLF AND SOUL Delayed [Huge Sad Face]

WOLF AND SOUL Delayed [Huge Sad Face]

I’m feverishly working on bringing this tale to a close, so I’m not going to take up too much time with this post. Main Point: WOLF AND SOUL will not be releasing on December 31st (today) as promised, and I am so very sorry. 2013 really threw me for a loop as far as finding out the difference between what I think I can do and what I can realistically do. And December… well, it’s a tale as old as time, filled with unexpected present shopping, obligations to relatives, and of course, ear infections (ear infections seem to be the universe’s way of keeping parents with deadlines down). And I don’t want to throw the Steelers under the bus, but them coming thisclose to the playoffs did not help as far as writing on Sundays went. But...

HOW TO LOVE A BLUE DEMON–An Interview with Sherrod Story

HOW TO LOVE A BLUE DEMON–An Interview with Sherrod Story

Guys! This year, I had the privilege of reading an early draft of HOW TO LOVE A BLUE DEMON by Sherrod Story, and I loved, loved, loved it. But of course I couldn’t review it because the draft I read wasn’t the draft readers would ultimately read. So we decided to do an interview instead. And let me tell you, I so enjoyed doing this interview with Sherrod. So much so that if there are any authors reading this, who would like to get interviewed by me, drop me a line on Facebook or in my gmail account. One requirement tho: I must have reviewed at least one of your books on my site.  But back to the wonderful and amazing, Sherrod Story, whose THE HICK & THE HIPPIE I also loved (gave it an A-). Let’s dig in!   TT: So…a blue demon falls...

WOLF AND PREJUDICE is here!!! (Finally)

WOLF AND PREJUDICE is here!!! (Finally)

Guys, I know it’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached the promised book, WOLF AND PREJUDICE, the official-official sequel to HER VIKING WOLF. And let me tell you, I love this book. LOVED Alisha. So much, you don’t even know. I just hope you get as much of a kick out of reading it as I did writing it. I also hope it was worth the wait. In any case, thanks so much for your patience. And, as always, thanks so much for your kind emails, comments, and reviews. Most of all, thanks so much for reading. As I’ve stated before, I started out as a fan of IR, and the amount of support so many of you have given me as a writer is a dream come true. So seriously, thank you for making my dreams come true. You’ll never truly understand how...

Wolf and…

Wolf and…

Guys. I mean, GUYS! I don’t even have the words to explain how insanely untidy the fall went down. The day job was pulling on me, the baby was pulling on me, the stories were pulling on me. You don’t even know.  So WOLF AND PREJUDICE coming out in September as promised–yeah, that didn’t happen. It also didn’t happen in October. Or November. And now I’m having to tell you I won’t be releasing a book in December. I’ll be releasing three. What?!?! You didn’t say three, Theodora! Yes, I said three. But how? What happened? I don’t understand… Here’s what happened, guys. Sometimes you plan to tell a story and the side characters become too big to be contained with it. So then you realize that the...