Monday, November 24, 2014

Bijou's Playlist

These are my go-to songs when writing. Later in the week, I'll post specific songs that inspired certain characters and scenes.

  • Make Believe ~ Joan Jett
  • Black + Blue ~ Christina Perri
  • Hey Brother ~ Avicii
  • All American Girl ~ Melissa Etheridge
  • Violet ~ Hole
  • Berzerk ~ Eminem
  • Tuesday’s Gone ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • White Horse ~ Taylor Swift
  • Ne Me Quitte Pas ~ Nina Simone

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Damaged and the Saint Cover Reveal

Final Book in the Damaged Series

Saint lost his soul in Mexico a decade ago. Once a man of God, he struggles against his restless nature, drawn to a life of death.

As a teenager, Harlow´s innocence was stolen. Years have passed, yet she still hides behind her rage, haunted by darkness, too afraid to trust.

Broken and desperate, they must let go of the past and embrace their chance at love.

Damaged and the Saint's expected release is December 2014.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bijou Babbles: Family Issues and Publishing Delays

I want to start by thanking everyone who’s enjoyed my books and talked them up to their friends. My success is purely based on word of mouth, so I’m incredibly thankful to my great readers.

I had really hoped Damaged and the Saint would be published this month. It still might, but I can’t be sure anymore. As some of you know, my 17 year old son has been ill since earlier in the year. His health continues to deteriorate because of behaviors related to his autism. Since my day to day schedule is stressful, Saint remains incomplete and might not be published until December. Broken Memphis will likely be released in early 2015.

I’m a very private person and normally hold my personal issues close to the vest. Yet everyone has always been so supportive of my delays. I’ll know more by next week (fingers crossed) and will have a better idea of when the books will be published.

Thanks to everyone and happy reading!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2000 FB Likes Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon gift ecards.



***Unfortunately, Amazon won't allow me to send a gift card from the US store to non-US locations.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bijou Babbles: Updates and Fist Bumps


Hey, sorry for the delay since my last blog post. My son was sick again and the autumn weather has been kicking my ass. Fortunately, I’m back to writing and blogging.

Looks like Damaged and the Saint will be released mid-November, though I don't have an date set. While this will be the last official Damaged book, I'm planning to write a novella/novel for Sawyer and Jace plus I'll one day (hopefully during the holidays) finish the Cooper POV novelette.

The Sawyer/Jace project will be one of a standalone romances I'll write in 2015. I have a couple others planned along with starting a few series. One new series will be a spin-off from Little Memphis MC. I had initially planned to make LMMC series only two books that followed the Reed brothers. When the first book was so well received, I decided I might use my idea for a third book. Then reality hit!

The third book is darker than the first two. Though the characters I had in mind are introduced in LMMC, they don’t fit the humor of the brothers. Not that they won’t have their lighter moments. Being a smartass is sort of my thing.

Bad Men Rising will be the first series I write in 2015 then the spin-off of Little Memphis (series name unknown). I’m also considering a Damaged spin-off following Saint and Harlow’s new business venture. I'll explain more about that once the book is out.

Juggling a lot of ideas, I'll need to see which ones feel the meatiest. I've had one idea for a standalone book that’s changed many times since it first popped into my head. Some stories remain vague for a long. Others though hit me fast and furious, needing to be written that very minute.

Next week, I'll post a Saint cover and blurb reveal plus another giveaway for Halloween. I also realized I have way too many paperbacks in my house, making it impossible for a messy person like me to get organized. I’ll need to do lots of signed paperback giveaways to help clear out my clutter. :) 

Until then, happy reading!





Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bijou Babbles: Saint, Pax, and 2015

What a week. I want to begin by thanking everyone who bought, reviewed, and talked up Little Memphis. Starting a new series before finishing Damaged was a gamble, but I’m thrilled so many readers connected with Shay and the Reed brothers.

I’m currently writing Damaged and the Saint with the goal of publishing a little after Halloween. I won’t have a set publishing date until mid-Oct. This book is the first time I've finished a series, so I want to allow for the time necessary to properly wrap everything up. Not only do we say goodbye to the characters in Ellsberg, but we’ll meet the guys from the Bad Men Rising trilogy I’m writing next year.

Early next year, I'll take part in an anthology with several awesome romance authors. I can’t give too many details since it’s still on the DL. I can say my standalone novella will be a second chance romance. I’m very excited to participate and can’t wait to share more info.

As for 2014, I won’t get much of a vacation. As soon as Saint is completed, I'll start Pax's book. I had intended to make the series two books. Yet since so many readers connected to the first book, I’m considering adding a third. I have characters in mind plus book three would allow for more time to deal with the changing club dynamics.

Broken Memphis will be released by the end of the year. As excited as I am to spend time with the Reed brothers again, I need to give Saint his due first. In fact, he's waiting for me right now, so I'll finish my post with the first teaser from Damaged and the Saint. Thanks to Miranda as always for putting together the design.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Little Memphis is Live!

The first book in my new Little Memphis MC series is now live at Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords.
Don't forget that from 9/18/14 through 9/24/14 Little Memphis is on sale for .99.

Before I sign off, here's a glimpse of the H/h of Little Memphis.