Friday, August 23, 2019
So... This is happening... The rest of Pierce Securities is going into audio. In addition to that, they're getting a facelift! A spin-off series!
Basically, Pierce is getting a new voice, new look, and new stories.
A few months ago, I reached out to a lovely man by the name of Warren Zemon, who agreed to narrate the rest of the Pierce Securities series, in addition to going back after he's finished and re-narrating Craze so we can hopefully do a boxed set in audio. Wouldn't that be cool?
I love his voice. He sounds so kind, smexy, and really really smooth. I listened all last weekend to him reading my words, and holy cow was that an experience. With the entire series going into the Romance Escapes, I think you guys will have a great experience with this series.
Also, I've decided to update the covers, to go along with a new spin-off series that I'm doing to bring y'all some more stories for this series. So be looking for something new from your boys, soon.
And that brings me to the spin-off portion of my little spiel...
Yup. Some of them are moving. There is a set of brothers whose parents live in Montana, and they've got to go see them, right? Getting caught up in the romance of the area (and a little family responsibility), they decide to stay and open their own company, Rocco Securities. They end up hiring a few cowboys to seed their personnel, because I've always wanted to write cowboy books, but never had the nerve, so I'm jumping in, lasso flailing.
I did have to get a day job to continue writing, but so far, so good! I have the rough draft of the next Pierce book, the first Rocco book is undergoing revisions, and Wire is being reviewed by Audible's ACX dept for publication. Warren is starting Click in October! (I have a plan for more Breast Cancer donations during the release of that one, so stay tuned for that.) I'm in deep discussions with my cover designer at Book Wiz regarding the new look for the Pierce and Rocco boys.
So many things are happening! 2020 will be the year of Pierce and Rocco! Hold on tight!
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Friday, August 16, 2019
Hunt for Love is LIVE!!! The Book B!tches, book #3 is HERE!
A haunted town. A murder mystery. The find of the century.
Kristie Hunt has it all: her dream job, a fiancé she loves, and her b!tches to keep her sane. The ongoing mysteries of Mystic have forced her to push her job to the back burner. When her life flips upside down, Kristie snaps. Thankfully, there’s somebody to help hold her together.
Jessie Burgess has come to Mystic to translate a diary Kristie found. It’s the discovery of a lifetime and will help lend him legitimacy in a family that has become a cliché. Of course, the sexy blond goddess in charge of the exhibit isn’t hard to look at, and he doesn’t mind being the shoulder Kristie leans on while she sorts out the mess with her ex.
They’re just messing around—Kristie’s come off something serious, and Jessie’s not looking for another woman to try to change him—but when Kristie’s life is targeted, he realizes how much he truly cares for her.
Welcome to Mystic, Texas, where the past stays alive in more ways than one.
Here's an excerpt, for you reading pleasure!
“Comanche regard valor and bravery above all else. When we see something we want, we take it, and we fight like hell to keep it.”
The intensity in his eyes as he spoke those words sent a shiver of anticipation down her spine, leaving a pool of heat in her panties. She crossed her legs and ignored the tingles erupting across her skin as his eyes continued flashing at her.
Kristie could read into his words but decided not to. She chose to believe he was speaking about the woman who’d written the journal and the man who’d taken her. She didn’t want to believe that Jesse had seen her, wanted her, and was going to fight like hell to keep her. That would complicate things. A lot.
Kristie swallowed against the rising lust in her throat. Feeling awkward, she shifted in her seat, touching his thigh. A self-satisfied smile flickered across his features and he lowered his head.
“Well, did you get anything translated last night?” Eager to change the subject, she watched him shuffle some sheets of paper.
Ignoring the brush of his hand against hers, she took the proffered papers as he pulled a pair of glasses from his satchel. He read aloud from the document and paused to transpose it onto his laptop.
Okay, Jesse in glasses? She was doomed. Truly doomed. She desperately tried to come up with a reason not to launch herself at this man and finally managed to remember Shane coming out of the room where he’d fucked his secretary at a funeral.
But the glasses. And the biceps. And the long, dark hair. And the air of power.
Jesse was talking to himself. And it was wholly distracting.
The words were a husky murmur in a language of harsh consonants and excessive grunting. Coming from Jesse, it was pure eroticism washing over her skin and leaving her flushed.
Holy shit. She honestly didn’t see how she was supposed to actually work like this.
Swallowing and hoping her words weren’t about to sound rude, she cleared her throat. “Do you have to read it aloud?”
His eyes twinkled. Did he know his voice reading in Comanche was disintegrating her panties?
“You said it yourself. This woman isn’t Comanche. Our alphabet only has eighteen letters in it, and some of those aren’t in the English alphabet at all. So yes, I do have to read it out loud to hear it and know what I’m saying. Is it a problem? I can work in another room if it would be easier for you to read.”
His eyebrows rose. He was offering to take his laptop and the book and go elsewhere so she could read in his room in peace?
“No. That’s all right.”
Dropping her eyes to the pages, Kristie forced herself to focus on the printed paper in front of her and not his delicious voice. In time, the Comanche murmur was a pleasant backdrop and added a flair of authenticity to the diary.
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Welcome to Mystic, Texas, where the past stays alive in more ways than one.
Vanessa Power, a budding Indie Romance author, believes the town is calling her name, being the new life and fresh start she’s craving. She’s met an amazing group of women who have a regular book club, reading only Indie Authors. Unfortunately, her new house is in worse shape than she thought and holds more mysteries than she’s prepared for. And then there’s the handyman.
Linc Ward holds more mysteries than her house and the town combined, with a past he won’t reveal in a package which is built for nothing short of sin.
Linc is captivated by his new boss, the only person in town who will give him a job, but only because she doesn’t know he’s an ex-con. Can he keep his past locked away, while at the same time indulging in his fantasies with the pleasantly curvy and deliciously sexy Vanessa? Probably not.
They are both looking for a new start in life. Will they be able to find it together? Or will something sinister keep them apart?
A captivating contemporary gothic romance...
Mystic, Texas has a serial killer on the loose, and Tiffany appears to be on his list.
After the loss of her husband, Tiffany Masters finds herself in Mystic, a town with a past more haunted than hers. The local book club, The Book B!tches, gives her the courage to be herself without worrying about adult things, like bills, parenting, and supper. However, her new boss may be more than she can handle.
Nick takes pride in his business. Being the only bar owner in town has its challenges, the biggest being his new employee. Tiffany's a fireball--sexy as hell, with a temper to match--and off-limits. She's got kids; he's been there, done that, didn't care to get the t-shirt. But she brings out buried urges in him he doesn't know how to deal with.
When their heated attraction sparks a spat, the sheriff gives them an ultimatum: settle their shit or go to jail. He's got a crime to solve--a woman's dead, Wren's still missing, and there's another possible victim.
**Welcome to Mystic, Texas, where the past stays alive in more ways than one.**
"The more I get of Mystic, the more I want!!"- Tami Czenkus, Amazon Review
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Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the past several years. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.
Currently, she has five romance series. Playing with Fire explores the trials and tribulations of a small team of fire fighters in the fictional mountain town of Pamona Gulch. In Pierce Securities, she gives us Ryan, Evan, Miriam, Zack, Quinten, Jordan, Hollerman, and Simon. Her favorite series, Book B!tches, is all about a group of women in Mystic, Texas who get into all sorts of shenanigans. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human.
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