April 15, 2016

Hurricane Crimes SALE!

I'm still in a blogging break, but I had to do a post for this...

99 CENT SALE!!!!

April 15th - June 24th!

If you want to help with a tweet: 

99CENT SALE! During a hurricane, Beth finds herself trapped with a man who might be a murderer. http://amzn.com/B00GVK921G



*Hurricane Crimes is a novella.*

After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.

Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.

As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?


On the television set, which was fighting to stay alive, was breaking news. She caught bits and pieces of it as she emptied the bowl of blood-tainted water and threw out the cloth. It was about a high-speed chase that had occurred about a half-hour ago. Beth shook her head. Apparently, Donovan wasn’t the only idiot driving around during a hurricane.

She went back into the living room and began replacing all the medical supplies into the first-aid kit. Behind her, a reporter was explaining that the driver of the car was believed to be a murder suspect.

“The name of the—”

The lights flashed, prompting Beth to snatch up her flashlight.

“Donovan Goldwyn.”

Her fingers went cold around the plastic tube as ice frosted her veins. She straightened her spine and turned stiffly to the television, her heart wasn’t beating in her chest. On the screen was the picture of the man who was right now changing in her bedroom. Above it was a caption in bold letters that read—SUSPECT.

She gripped the flashlight in her frozen fingers. Her heart thudded fearfully. She stared into the immobilized violet eyes through the glass.
“Oh my god,” she gasped.

She had brought a murderer into her home!

April 06, 2016

Blogging Break + Disaster Survey

This year I’m not doing the A to Z Challenge, which means I'm taking a blogging break for the month of April. BUT...I’m not completely out of the Challenge. As an administer for the IWSG I am contributing to our A to Z theme of Writing Resources.

My Days on the IWSG Site will be:

I’m also pitching in with the other blog I co-host (Unicorn Bell) that is also joining the Challenge this year. My theme for my 3 posts will be Unusual Words that you don’t often come across.

My Days on Unicorn Bell will be:

On a Good Note: I am feeling secure about the release for Seismic Crimes because of all the support I received. I think I have the release marketing plan down. I'll share the outcome for all of this later.

I hope everyone participating in A to Z has a blast!


Timothy S. Brannan and his colleagues at Benedictine University are conducting a survey. Check it out:

Psychological Impact of Disasters Outbreaks and Terrorism Research Project

The purpose of this study is to examine the potential impact of natural disasters, terrorism events, and infectious disease outbreaks on communities. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. Your contributions will potentially educate researchers and practitioners on the psychological impact of traumatic events.

This research project has been approved by the Institutional Research Board of Benedictine University. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the principal investigator on this project or the IRB chairperson at Benedictine University. Please take a moment to participate, but only complete the survey one time.

Click here for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X252KHP

We sincerely appreciate your time and efforts in participating. Thank you!