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Friday, March 28, 2014

Elyrian Brides: Tawnya's Loving

WELP!  Elyrian Brides: Tawnya’s Loving is live!  Whew!  Amazon is a busy distributor so sometimes even if I hit the publish button in their timeline it still takes a while for it to go live.  I’m not complaining.  I’m very appreciative of the ability to publish my stories in my own timeline.  I just don’t like to make the announcement until I KNOW the story is live.

Christmas can be a really crazy time to publish but I love giving a Christmas story.  Something to snuggle up with after the food has been eaten and put away.  The gifts have been opened and appreciated.  And the house is now quiet.  You can sit back and see how truly blessed you are and maybe indulge in a sweet story.
But Christmas is EVERY retailer’s busy season so it can take a little longer for some things to go live on Amazon’s site.  I try to build that into it.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.  

I've even had a glitch on a non-holiday.  Today everything went splendidly and I am happy to show that:




I had so much fun writing this sequel.  Tawnya was a joy to work with and I am so glad to have left her in a very good place.  An unexpected one but happy.

I have lots of brides in my head and I’ll keep telling you about them as long as you keep reading them.  It really is a labor of fun and shenanigans.


Now I’m going to go be creative.  Have a great day and again thank you all so much for reading my stories.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CONTEST TIME!!!!

Next month, April 20th to be exact, will be my two year anniversary as a published writer! Woo hoo for me! To celebrate I am sponsoring a contest with some pretty cool prizes I think. Third Prize is an Elyrian Brides t-shirt. Second Prize is an Elyrian Brides t-shirt and baseball cap. The grand prize *drum roll* my complete works TO DATE in paperback autographed by me! *shakes my shimmy*

I hope everyone will stop by my Facebook page and enter. You can enter once a day from now until April 30, 2014.  Oh! The link is HERE CONTEST LINK!

Good luck!

Friday, January 31, 2014

My 2014 Offerings...

Greetings!

Salutations!

And an Awesomely Happy New Year to you all!

Well it was a great holiday season for me. I took some time to breathe and just enjoy family and friends after publishing Tawnya’s story. Thank you all for receiving her story so well. I love to tell stories but I am always a little nervous in how people will take them. You have all been very kind and I appreciate it greatly.

So now on to 2014!  Woo hoo!

Did you all think I would leave you in story limbo between Valentine’s Day when Soldiers Of Ascension comes out and July when Noble Truths arrives? Nah uhhhhh!  I just needed to get the particulars ironed out on a few things meaning I had to get my muse’s agreement.  Don’t look at me that way.  I’m telling you she’s real even if I can’t see, hear, or touch her.  Sometimes ideas just come out of the blue and I’ll be like, yeah maybe later. Then the idea won’t go away until I get working on it. I would never do that to myself. A drill sergeant of a muse would.  She rocks!

So to that end here is my publishing schedule for 2014

February 14th Soldiers of Ascension
Meet four of Calypso’s army Alect, Maethat, Ian, and Toll.  Each a man on a mission to help the people of Earth ascend in his own special way.

March 28th     SURPRISE! Hush! I think you will all love it!

April 28th        Stolen Elyrian Brides: Honey Love
Dracon Gadden Oanalan has been tasked with the awakening of the women stolen from Earth by Athan.  He has his hungry eyes set on a honey colored beauty aptly named Honey Love.  Honey Love was an exotic dancer by profession on Earth.  She awakens to a gorgeous mountain of a man well worth the climb if he will just shut the hell up. She never asked to come to Elyria and she isn’t sure she wants to be there and definitely not married to the arrogant know-it-all and his tantalizingly erotic yellow eyed gaze.  The two have met their match inside and outside the bedroom.  Can they come to a happy middle ground?

May 28th        Elyrian Brides: Sansecrea the Draconness
Crea is in trouble. At least she thinks she is. She’s agreed to a new life that makes her what she thought she wanted to be, The Boss Lady.  But things aren’t turning out the way she had hoped.  Izan’s still miffed, she’s got new duties that she knows nothing about and a mother-in-law who is a typical Elyrian woman.  Add to it Vex’s ever vexing presence and her family’s announcement that they are on their way to Elyria spells pure hilarious disaster.

June 28th        Elyrian Brides: Minx
Monique Indrea Nilana Xanders is best known as Minx to her friends for all the right and wrong reasons.  Her mother took one look at her and knew from birth that she would be trouble to any man.  She tried to warn them by appropriately nicknaming her Minx.  So far no man was paying attention.  Though Minx attracts her fair share of men, she can’t seem to settle on one in particular.  Then the Elyrian men arrive in all their shades of glorious yellow that don’t require her to do more than be gracious, charming, and well a minx.  Black, brown, and yellow men all vie, fuss, fight, and so much more for the heart of the fickle hearted, foul mouthed, hot temptress from the East side of Baltimore.  She only has to pick one.  Or does she?

July 28th         Noble Truths
The fourth and final installment in volume one of the Chronicles of Callandaria.  Dinay is gone but the battle to avenge her is just beginning.  Seven shall discover who and what she is.  Hessah will become what she never imagined she’d ever want to be.  Even the Noble Clan shall learn what it is to suffer painful truths.  When the dust settles lankires will fall, destinies will be manifested, and land boundaries will be redrawn again.

August 28th     Elyrian Brides: Athena the Lionesses Trainer
Athena is ready to show the men of Elyria what their women can do.  She just first has to show it to the women.  Many are called and some are even ready but still others are not even interested.  Tallon is enjoying loving her senseless and then sending her out to rally the women to her.  Her efforts have mixed results.  Some hilarious and many dangerous.

September 28th Elyrian Brides: Courted On Elyria
Meet Sharon, Jill, Babs, and Tracy.  Four women who took one look at the Elyrian men in brown and skeptically signed up to go.  After all, what did they have to lose?  Join them as they try to decide which of the twelve, yes twelve men a piece, will be the one to ultimately win their hearts.

October 28th   Of Guardians, Gods, and Goddesses
Book three of the Ascension Earth series finds us back with Earth's guardians as Death begins the next step of Calypso’s plan.  Unbeknownst to her, he no longer has what she wants but he knows who has it.  He just has to find him and get it back.  That task, however, is not going to be as easy as he thought.

November 28th  Elyrian Husbands
                        Kellat, Forin, Itaz, and Noom have been banished to Earth to find wives for themselves or spend the next two years trying. All four men are accustomed to doing things as a group on Elyria.  They soon find on Earth that they will have to do things differently.

December 28th  Octavia’s Reign
Being a protector of Earth and Elyria is now part of her life whether she wants it or not. For the record, Kade and Elyrian technology make it pretty easy.  They all know what they are supposed to do and how to do it for the most part.  What they don’t know they sit down and cooperate with each other until they find a way to make it happen. Octavia doesn’t have to do much more than let Kade make love to her and act as an ambassador of goodwill with the Axyslions.  There is the rub.  Not all the Axyslions have goodwill on the mind.

Whew!  I am hoping that will satisfy your hungry minds for a while.  If not, read on:

I’ve been imagining since before I could read. By the time I was a teen I was writing. I write when I’m happy. I write when I’m sad. I write when I’m angry. I even write when I’m horny. TMI I know but this is my segue into what I write when I’m in a dark mood. When I’m angry or sad or depressed it is pretty dark stuff.  So dark that Sunshine just isn’t the right name for them at all.  To that end I have decided to put them under the penname Stormy Reddick.  I’m just letting you know she’s out there in case you run across her on Amazon and wonder if we’re related.  The answer is I am she and she is me. *chuckle*  She’ll have her own Facebook page Stormy Reddick, too.  Here is what Stormy has in store for those so inclined to give her a read.

October 28th  Secrets of an American Ghetto
Detective Shoshanda Wright is working in the gang unit when things in her world begin to take a turn for the ugly.  Young black men are dying.  That’s nothing new in the ghetto.  Especially in the gang unit.  All the deaths are gang members so they must be gang related.  Right?  Dead wrong!  Through twists and turns that will take her from the back allies of the ghetto to the highest ranks of black and white social elite she will learn that revenge is never sweet.  It is however cold, calculating, and hard to expose.

1/28/2015        Black Silk and Silken Death
Detective Shoshanda Wright is on the trail of a serial killer that only she believes exists.  Not just believes.  She knows.  They came face to face once but all her hard evidence is gone.  Besides that, she’s still assigned to the gang squad and not homicide as her boss reminds her. Daily.  But there is a vigilante on the loose.  She can’t just turn a blind eye because the victims are gang members.  Can she?

No release date yet:
                        And Then There Was One?
Detective Shoshanda Wright is hurt, out of a job, and fighting to stay alive.  The plots she has discovered go so much deeper than she thought.  Much higher, too.  Higher than any government, social elitist, or corporation could even aspire to being.  It has been a rollercoaster ride to the finish and all she wants to do now is call a truce and let bygones be bygones.  Gang bangers just ain’t worth all of this!  But all knowledge comes at a price and The Power Behind It All must have their due.

The Hell Driver 
Somewhere along a stretch of deserted highway is a town that no longer exists.  It existed once in a time when most black people believed that dreams could come true. That separate and equal was just fine. White people could have theirs as long as black people had theirs. But things that should be so simple between black and white sometimes aren’t. Meet the simplifier.

I’m single.  I don’t have any children and my muse is high energy. *chuckle* Plus most importantly, I really love sharing my stories with people.  So if I go quiet on y’all, I’m just trying to decide which stories will come out next.

Happy reading!


Monday, December 2, 2013

New Series Mentioned in USA Today!

Oh my gosh! I am beyond excited! My first book in my new series Give Me What I Want (Ascension Earth Series) was mentioned in USA Today! Please know that I am running around screaming...on the inside. *chuckles* I wouldn't want to scare the neighbors.  Here is the USA Today Link!

I just wanted to share the news. Now, I will go off and scream internally some more.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Destinies Revealed! is LIVE!

Happy Thanksgiving! *stomach rumbles*

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe holiday if you celebrate. If not, happy Thursday the weekend is almost here!

Well, here it is!  Book three of The Chronicles of Callandaria, Destinies Revealed! As always, I enjoyed the journey through this story and hope you will, too. Here is the stunning cover art by none other than the very talented Shakira Rivers aka KiraTheArtist on DeviantArt.com.


Like the sword? Hessah designed it herself. Don't look at me that way! She did!  *chuckles* The book is available on Amazon HERE.

I am currently working on prettying up the Christmas surprise. From some of the comments on my Facebook page I am pretty sure a lot of you will be very happy. I know I am just so tickled I can barely contain it. I've almost spilled the beans a few times. But I love fun surprises so I will do my best to contain myself.

Until then, have a great day, holiday, and weekend! Thank you so much for continuing to make me part of your reading pleasure.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

*chuckles at post title* I couldn't help myself! It is almost Halloween after all and I have released a dark tale. A tale of love, lust, lies, and legends.

The story is entitled, Give Me What I Want. Below is the cover stunningly drawn by the talented Shakira Rivers. You can find Shakira through these links to her pages on DeviantArt and on Facebook.



Here is a snippet:

“Give me what I want!”

The sultry siren of the sea, Calypso, demanded though her lips never moved.  She took the form of the dark beauty of the Caribbean, with long flowing braids decorated with gold, pearls, and other treasures of the deep.  Being a woman she had changed the color of her hair to the purest white because.  No other reason.  Just because.

Her skin, the color of polished mahogany, glowed with life before the dull dark man she confronted.  They both shared one physical trait in common.  Gray pupils that looked like a clock’s face with the hands stuck at five minutes to eleven.

She held in her hand one of her many scepters of power.  This one the color of the inside of a lonculan shell.  A species of mollusk that hadn’t been seen on Earth in half her life.  Rightly so as it had been large enough to devour whole metropolises in its day.  It was one of her less than prudent creations.  Though it had ridded the Earth of the dinosaurs before starving to death for lack of food.

Her scepter glowed with a thousand and one shades of pink as she punctuated each word by stabbing at the earth that was not like any earth that short life mortals had ever seen.  At least not like earth that the short lifers of the planet Earth had seen.

Calypso was tired of the short lifers of Earth.  Even the name of their planet lacks originality.  Earth.  Dirt.  They call their world dirt!

She repeated her demand again and allowed the creatures of the sea to speak for her.  “Give” stab and a crab croaked the word advancing on the dark man. 

“Me” stab again and the crab morphed into a giant clam just a few steps beyond where the crab once stood. 

“What” the clam split in two as the head of a squid larger than the previous messenger appeared.  Its tentacles lashed out at the man who stood unmoved. 

“I” and the head of a kraken emerged from the squid as it turned itself inside out.  The dirt moved but still not the man. 

“Want!”  And the siren appeared calm as you please.

He had witnessed this scene all before.  Even the white locks.  He was tired of it.  So very tired of it.  Sixty-five thousand years of tired.

“You know I cannot, Calypso.”

Her voice settled down into a sweet island girl’s lilt.  “Then I cannot give you what you want.”

Calypso has been a challenge to me. Her moods change with the tides or the tides change with her moods. I'm still not quite sure. One thing I know for sure is that she's tired of Earth and she's got other things to do. Don't mess with a woman on a mission. Especially after she's been wronged!

It had been my intent to publish tomorrow. I submitted the manuscript to Amazon for review. They've got to make sure the book is up to their standards to publish.  Usually this takes anywhere between twelve and twenty-four hours for them to review.  Imagine my surprise to find they were done well before midnight. So because of Amazon's speedy service for today and tomorrow, All Hallows Eve, the book will be $0.99! That's right, $0.99! I love Halloween and this is my way of saying thank you to everyone keeping up with my stories.

I hope you will enjoy this tale and that it will keep you happily entertained.

Happy reading!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Elyrian Brides VI: Athena's Battles is live!

Well another labor of love and fun went live this morning, I was told around 3 am. *chuckling* I am so thankful to have found people who enjoy the stories I have to tell. I really am. I've got a couple friends who are writers too and they tell me how hard it is for them to find readers. So it just makes me feel doubly fortunate and blessed that you all have found me.  Thank you for including me in your reading library.

Here is the cover with art done again by the very talented Shakira Rivers aka KiraTheArtist. You can contact her through DeviantArt.com or via her Facebook page by the same name. The link to purchase it on Amazon is here.


Reading one reader's comment about being on a budget reminded me of the conversation I had with my sister about my books. Her question was why are they so cheap. It took me by surprise because I thought the price was reasonable. Then I took a browse through how other writers were pricing their books and was amazed at the difference. I've seen ebooks above $10!  Wow!  Amazon gets their cut of the price of course but I just couldn't see selling them for but so much more than I already do. Especially, since I'm a newbie.  I want them to be accessible to everyone who loves to read and are looking for stories like mine. Next time I see my sister, that's what I'm going to tell her.

Anyway, I'm not going to make this long and drawn out. I just wanted to say it is live. I am grateful to everyone who spends their dollars on these stories. And I am still just too tickled about the fact that there are people who like, love, and in two cases will twerk for my stories. *chuckling* If you haven't friended me on FB then you totally missed a hilarious exchange this week as two readers tried to get me to release the latest Elyrian Brides story early.

Now I'm going to go pretty up my Halloween story. Muahahahahahahahahahahahaha!