Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I've Moved to a New Home

Drumroll please...I am very excited to let you know that after a redesign and overhaul, all things action romance has moved to a new home at my shiny new website and blog:


I hope all the action romance lovers out there will pop on over and visit me there.

Please note: I will no longer be posting here at this blog!

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Monday, December 30, 2013

A Holiday Reading Gift - The Anomaly Trilogy Boxed Set

I am thrilled to announce that THE ANOMALY TRILOGY is now available as a Boxed Set! All three novellas plus the bonus short story, Salvation are available at Amazon for only $3.99.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Holidays amongst the Stars

One year ago, my very first sci-fi romance was published by Carina Press. Winter Fusion is action and romance, Yule and assassins, enemies-to-lovers, all set on an ice planet.

Brinn and Savan detest each other but there's just something about the holidays that makes you want to put all the negative aside. It's a time to smile as your child tears open his gifts, to eat and drink too much, kiss too many people and smile...just because.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or as they say on the ice planet of Perma, Happy Yule.

Holiday Sci-fi Romance: Winter Fusion

Friday, October 18, 2013

Existing vs Living

We all have days where we feel like we’re just existing.  The same routine of wake, shower, dress, eat, get kids organized for school, get to work, meetings, emails…you know what I’m talking about. It’s easy to wonder what we’re doing it for. Isn’t there more to this life business?

In my latest story, John is just existing. Actually he’s doing everything he can just to exist because he doesn’t think he deserves to live life to the fullest.

But then we have one of those days (even John). You find a flower’s bloomed in the garden or your other half brings you home a bunch and they smell so good. Your toddler tells you that you look pretty. You hear a song that makes you want to get up and dance. You pick up a great book that whisks you away and leaves your heart pumping. Or the holidays have arrived and you’re packing your suitcases with that awesome sense of expectation of excitement to come.

Or you get the chance to sit down and indulge that one thing that really makes you excited. Your hobby, your passion, your obsession. That one thing that just feels right and when you do it, the hours melt away. Then we’re living!

We all deserve to do more than just exist. We owe it to ourselves to live. It isn’t selfish to take the time because it makes us a better person.

Are you living the life you’re here to lead?

ACTION FOR THE WEEK: Take the time to do one thing that makes you truly happy.

Image by Ari Helminen

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bold. Inspired. Action

Me: Yay, I just finished edits on Salvation.

Hubby: Great work, sweetie.

Me: My poor hero and heroine, they were being chased through the desert by five million bad guys!!

Hubby raises an eyebrow: We're there really five million?

My husband says I exaggerate. I say I have a gift for hyperbole. Really it's about making a point.

I like to write big, bold stories packed full of action and high stakes with a fast pace. Not because I think we'll need to leap tall buildings, race fast cars or defuse ticking time bombs. And not just because it's fun and entertaining. It's all thrilling hyperbole for the challenges and struggles we face every day.

Those seemingly impossible odds that stop us from following our dreams. They aren't tall buildings or ticking bombs. Usually they're quieter, more often than not, they're expectations--from family, friends, society...from ourselves. Usually they seem just as impossible as the bombs.

The thing is, the challenges--big or small, bold or silkily quiet--they're all beaten by one thing....action. In the action stories and movies, the heroes and heroines win the day because they take action, they keep moving even in the face of the impossible odds. We can do that too: bold, inspired action that we do every day.

ACTION FOR THE DAY: What bold inspired action will you do today?

My action today is to write 4,000 words on my current sci-fi adventure romance and to do something fun and inspiring with Mr. Two.

Image: Bob B. Brown