Monday, August 25, 2014


One of the struggles of being an independent author is that you pretty much  have to do it all yourself. Okay, well you don't have to do it all your self but you most definitely have to have the money to not have to do it all yourself and let's face it: Most of us are out here doing a nine to five to get by and this whole author thing is something we do for fun or on the side, such as in my case.

What precipitated this particular rant? Well two things actually, but the main one as of right this minute is that once again I am lost in the labyrinth that is formatting things correctly to get my books into paper back for the people disinterested in the e-reader format.

I really wish I had a couple hundred bucks to spare to hand my manuscripts to somebody smarter than me and say 'here, do this' but alas I do not and so here I find myself once again at the keys trying to slog through this incomprehensible mess that is getting the headers and page numbers to do what they are supposed to do.

Yep, that's it, the last stumbling block, the final hurdle... I can't get the damned headers and page numbers to show up on the pages they are supposed to show up on and leave the pages they are supposed to leave alone, alone.


(That would be the rule that states you must be at least 10% smarter than whatever it is you are trying to operate at any given time. In other words, when it comes to MS Word: the dumb, I has it.)

So instead of drawing a target in the middle of my desk that states 'bang head here' I decided to come and whine about it on my blog, which is in essence the same thing just without the resulting concussion.

Someday I will get this down and then I will get to come and write a blog about how awesome I feel for getting un-stupid! I'm still pretty determined to get this all ironed out before Christmas so I have some time. It would be super epic if I could get it figured out and done before my birthday. (End of September if you're wondering.)

I have some folks in my corner trying to help me out and I'm hoping once I get it done once that I won't ever have to figure it out again, well, until Microsoft changes word again but I think I have a few more minutes until that happens.

Okay. Enough for now. I'm going to get back to it. Hopefully I will have something positive to report on this sooner rather than later.

Talk at you later!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cover reveal - Broken & Burned The Sacred Hearts MC Book II

He’s Broken…

Dray, Vice President of the Sacred Hearts MC, watched his mother die in a bloody hail of bullets at the tender age of sixteen. It broke something inside of him and he’s been pretty much pissed off at the world ever since. Worse, he’s done things since that time that have just broken down his soul even further… Dray doesn’t want to be that guy anymore. Then came Everett Moran…

She’s Been Burned…

Evy is having one of the worst days in the history of, well… ever, and she’s seen a lot of rough days. Raised an only child of a single father, Everett finds herself an orphan before she’s even old enough to drink. She knows a thing or two about loss and thanks to her boyfriend, she’s had more than a few lessons in hardship too. Still, she moves through life with a single minded determination to make her circumstances better. She harbors no illusions about life being anything other than what it is, so how in the hell could she have been so blind as to what her boyfriend Jerry was doing!?

Could the worst day of Everett’s life actually turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to her when she pulls into Dray’s garage? Could Everett’s arrival on Dray’s doorstep herald a new beginning for Dray, and heal some of his broken?

**Mature Audiences Only (18+)**
**Language, Violence, and Sexual Content.**

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's been a minute...

So I figured I'd post something so you wouldn't think I was dead. So... I'm not dead. I've just been busy, you know... writing and stuff.

Mostly I have been working on this novella that comes between books three and four of The Sacred Hearts MC series but fore the last couple of minutes I've been flirting with a stand-alone novel concept surrounding a cruise ship. Don't panic. Reaver's story is already written, plus at the rate I write these things, you wouldn't see any break in continuity in the MC series. I've got releases on that going clear up through February of 2015 with what I have on paper going through the editing process right now.

I'm being rather dedicated and productive on this series and I'm finding it hard to find the time to sit down and figure out the formatting issues that are plaguing me when it comes to getting my e-book converted to a format acceptable to get my books into paperback. Something I have quite a few people wishing I would do.

To those people I say:

You are not forgotten. I am still trying to get that done before Christmas for you guys.

I should, in theory, have more time once the warm weather abates and it gets crappy outside again. I tend to not want to go out and do stuff when the weather sucks and it helps keep me focused on things like writing and formatting and giving avid readers more stuff to read in more mediums! (Trust me. I know what's what, I was an avid reader before I was an avid writer.)
Okay, yeah... I wish I had something more interesting to report or to say for right now, but I don't. I have some fun research coming up for some future installments so maybe I can let you in on some of that when I get there. For now, I hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer and as ever, I welcome correspondence and have a lot of fun answering any questions you might have about writing, processes, the MC series etcetera so feel free to drop me a line if you have a question that's just killing you. I don't bite.

Until next time!