Monday, April 14, 2014

She went to Prom!

I just have to show you my beautiful daughter. Alexis went to the prom on Saturday with her date, Alex.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


We finally finished our move yesterday. We've been at the new house all week but had to return to Phoenix to finish moving stuff and cleaning the house. Turning the keys into the landlord closed that chapter of our lives. On the 3 1/2 hour trip back to our new house, Dan and I talked about what a stress relief that was. We no longer have two homes/ two rents to pay. Whew! Now it's time to get back into the swing of things!

Camp Nanowrimo update: I was able to write some over the week, but seriously, moving was the priority. Oh, I have tons of boxes to unpack but watch a change in my work count to climb.

My Camp Nanowrimo stats:

Dangerous Desires, Mafia Hearts book 2

Total Words Written
Words Remaining
Current Day
Days Remaining
At This Rate You Will Finish On
June 29, 2014
Words Per Day To Finish On Time

Saturday, April 5, 2014


I have some BIG news! We are moving this weekend. By Sunday we should be in our new house 4 hours away from where we live now. New town, new people to meet, new places to explore. I'm excited for this new adventure in our life.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Boxes and Books: Camp Nanowrimo Update #2

I did write a little yesterday but didn't make my word count. Yuck. I almost hit it... just not quite. Today I just don't have any writing time. This morning will be full of packing and cleaning. This afternoon will be errands I need to run before we leave... stupid stuff like taking the cable box into the store because we have to switch service and on and on.

You know, sometimes I complain about having this "gift" of being a writer. Right now I'm so thankful because writing is giving me some peaceful time out of the day. Don't get me wrong. I'm excited for this move. New town. New part of the state. New people. I'm all for an adventure. My home and life is just in chaos while I try to get everything ready by tomorrow. Writing right now
gives me a sense of normalcy in all of this craziness. Not today though. Too much stuff. Too little time! Off I go...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Camp Nanowrimo Update #1

I'm off to a great start. Yesterday I sat down to make my word count. The problem that I have is that we are moving so I have to spend the majority of my day packing and cleaning this house. I sat down yesterday with the idea that I had to zip out the word requirement of about 1600 words to finish the program in April.

And I did it! It only took about an hour or so and then I was off onto my required tasks for the rest of the day. Today is even busier because our move is on Sunday.

So... I need to write. Check back tomorrow for an update and I might even throw a scene up for you to read!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Camp Nanowrimo

Today is the first day of Camp Nanowrimo! And... I'm doing it. My goal is 50k in April. Think I can? Check back to see my progress.

My project for this year's Camp Nanowrimo is the second book in my Mafia Hearts series. I will update as often as I can and will post scenes on occasion.

Monday, March 24, 2014

On Sale!

Dangerous Flames is on sale of 99 cents today only! You should grab a copy! Buy Dangerous Flames here!

Back from spending her teen years in Italy, Gabrielle Medini wants answer to the hard questions. She quickly learns that the Mafia still has a hand in controlling society and her father is the Don of the largest mob organization in the area. When a hit order is taken out on her father and one of his members will be doing the killing, Gabi’s mother demands Gabi’s disappearance. For good. This time she refuses to go alone. 

The Mafia doesn’t seem so glamorous any more. Not sure what Mik’s role in her father’s crime family is but sure he is involved, Gabrielle has reason to believe that her secret love's safety is in jeopardy too. 

Mikolas Russo is one hit away from becoming part of the Medini crime family. But is this what he really wants? Killing people for money is what he has been trained to do even though he’d give anything to trade the nightmares for sweet dreams of the forbidden Gabrielle. Thinking he has the chance to reveal his feelings to her, he arrives at her house to find her brandishing a loaded gun, ready to take control. 

Will the truth fulfill her desires, or will Mikolas be the one to shatter everything?