6/29/15 Monday Musings

6/29/15 Monday Musings

Last week was a super busy week…and the fun is still happening.

OVER THE EDGE IS LIVE ON AMAZON!!!!  yes I ‘m shouting in excitement hahaha

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What is NaNo:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Participants work toward the goal of writing a 50,000-word draft during the month of November. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

Camp NaNoWriMo is a more open-ended version of our original November event.We have Camp sessions in both April and July, and we welcome word-count goals between 10,000 and 1,000,000. In addition, writers may attempt non-novel projects. Camp is a creative retreat for whatever you’re working on!

National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters. You know how writing makes the world a more creative, vibrant place. Through NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo, and the Young Writers Program, we work hard to empower and encourage that vibrant creativity. And, we can’t do it without writers like you.

Why is this a big deal  all of my novel’s are from my participation in NaNo

Nov 2012- Destiny’s Detour

Nov 2013- On the Edge

Nov 2014- Over the Edge

This will be my first CampNaNo… and can’t wait to see what comes from this experience…

Over the Edge Release Day Blitz!

Title: Over The Edge
Series: Knight Series #2
Author: Mari Brown
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 24, 2015
Katarina “Kat” Roberts left years ago for college. Leaving behind the man she loved trying to make a future for herself. She has avoided Belmont for five long years because of Cole Knight. When her brother is shot protecting Cole she is forced to return and face him.
 
Cole Knight, powerful leader to a crime family hasn’t seen Kat since she walked out on him. Now they have to put their past aside when an old enemy comes back determined to take out Kat, Cole and anyone connected to them.
 
Kat and Cole have to learn to work together and not tear each other apart as they battle a common foe. Will it bring them closer together? Will they get a second chance at love or will the past be too much for them to overcome?
“I’m looking for my brother,”
The poor woman sitting at the desk is startled by my yelling at her.
“Name?” she asks. She is clam despite my outburst.
“Drew Roberts”. A body moves up next to mine and realize that Luke has joined me.
The lady’s fingers begin flying across a keyboard before she looks up at me.
“Mr. Roberts is currently in surgery but you can go down the hall to the surgical waiting room and there’ll be an information desk there that can help you more.”
“Thanks,”
There is no time to wait as I take off in the direction she sent me. Luke struggles to keep up with me as I race down the corridor.
“Katarina slow down” Luke calls to me. I pause only a moment before continuing down the hallway as I walk into the waiting area I pull up short.
Bruce and Julie are huddled together. Their faces somber. They are the only two family members I see and I briefly wonder where the others are. Bruce moves his head our eyes connect, he begins to stand. My body propels itself into Bruce’s waiting arms. His eyes cut over to Luke silently acknowledging his presence but he never says a word. His arms wrap tightly around me holding me and bringing me the comfort I have been seeking since I talked to him this morning on the phone.
“He’s been in surgery around five hours now. They come out every hour or so to update us,” Bruce steps back facing me “So far things are going well. He had three bullets enter him and two splintered.  They trying to get all pieces they can.”
My body sags. Bruce grip tightens on me to support my weight. The relief of knowing Drew is still alive is enough right now.
Julie moves toward us, I see her out of the corner of my eye. I let go of Bruce and angle my body toward Julie when she engulfs me in a hug. We stand there hugging each other like we haven’t seen each other in ages. Even though we had just spent a week in Vegas together last month.
“Well. Well look what the cat dragged in” an annoying voice that I have missed more than I will ever admit too.
Justin walks into the waiting room. Even though his tone sounded light and joking his face is somber his eyes not twinkling with their usual mischief.
“Justin” I exclaim throwing myself at him as he pulls me into him.
“Brought the replacement with you I see,” he whispers quietly referring to Luke.
Mari has been writing as far back as she can remember. She spent most of her teen years writing short stories for her friends, it was a hobby for her even though she was published in the school newspaper.
 
She met and married her very own Alpha male 20 years ago and they have a 19 year old daughter, and two sons ages 16 and 15. They have 4 dogs and 2 cats. There is never a dull moment around the house. They live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama and are blessed to have a home on the river and to have the beach just 20 minutes away.
 
Over the years she wrote a few short stories in between raising babies but it wasn’t until 2012 she decided she needed to pursue her dream of writing a full novel. It took a while but in January of 2014 her debut novel was self-published. There is always a story in her head and characters talking to her. She enjoys being able to share her characters with others.
 
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Hot Houston Nights~Book Review

Title: Hot Houston Nights: Grant & Pippah
Series: Grant & Pippah Vol 2
Author: S.N. Garza
Genre: Erotic Romance Serial
Release Date: June 16, 2015
 
 
**For readers 18+ due to sexual content, and language.**
 
Pippah has always been nothing more than a side issue for her parents. So when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at twenty-one, she didn’t tell them. She didn’t need to be rejected, again. Even a one night stand with a man who woke up her soul and brought her to life again.
 
Grant hadn’t expected to see his mystery girl ever again. Until he realized ‘the brat’ he was supposed to babysit was none other than the woman who rocked his entire world off it’s axes.
 
Their need for each other only grows and the desire to find out what love really means rises to the fore.
 
But Pippah has secrets. What Grant discovers will bring him to his knees.
He was here. I almost wouldn’t believe it if his lips weren’t on mine. His tongue licking and tangling with my own. He smelled of dust and wood. Maybe it was his cologne but it was intoxicating. My arms found their way around his neck and he bent down, lifting me with ease.



“Lord, Red. I needed you. Fucking months and I missed you like I’ve never missed a woman before.”



Then his lips captured mine once more before trailing kisses down my jawline and up to my ear.



“Please tell me you’re real.”



“Yes. I’m real.”



He thought of me just as much as I thought about him. That comforted me to know that I wasn’t the only one.



The last three months had been hectic to say the least. Nicole just wouldn’t calm down. It was like she was spiraling. I knew how that was but the difference was at least she had people, family that loved her.



Nicholas, even though he got aggravated with her sometimes, he still tried to make sure she was happy. Uncle Max was caring but not as attentive as Nicholas said he was before Aunt Charlene bounced.



I felt bad that I didn’t know what was happening to them, but I knew at the same time I was dealing with my own shit so my bubble was maxed out.



But as of right now, the only thing on my mind was this man and this kiss.



I was totally getting drunk from the way he sipped and licked at my lips like I was his own personal bottle of whiskey.



I must admit I’ve thought about him more times than I could count. Not even to count the times I’ve replayed that night in my head.



Finally, his lips backed away and I couldn’t help but say, “It was only supposed to be one night.”



“Yeah, well, I never thought you’d be the brat I was supposed to make sure stayed out of trouble.”



“I’m not—



“A brat? Yeah, I think you just might be one. Leaving like that without even telling me bye. Oh, and you’re a thief.”

 

S. N. Garza is from Southeast Houston, Texas, with her husband and two small children. Author of sexy, sassy, sinfully beautiful stories about strong alpha men and the women who fall for them. She writes contemporary romance and erotic romance. When she’s not taking care of her family, working her tail off at her all day job, you can find her writing well into the night, and reading another steamy romance novel, attaining another fictional boyfriend.
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Part 1

Meet Pippah poor little rich girl, and even though I use the clichéd description it not far from the truth.  Meet Grant poor little rich boy again not far from the truth. Pippah and Grant both have grown up in privileged families.  Sadly their parents neither notice nor care what they want. Pippah and Grant meet at a Masquerade ball and the magic is in the air as the two strangers have a once in a lifetime encounter.  The night ends and they go their own ways.They meet up again quite by accident and we are left wondering what happens next…

Part 2

Pippah and Grant reunite.  This time learning who each other really are. Love blooms.  Pippah finally has family and friends to connect with.  She is happy and free.  Then a secret from her past come back to haunt her.  One she has kept from Grant. And cue the end and we wait for part 3.  Now while I love the storyline.  It’s a little fast paced and I don’t like the short installments buts that’s a personal preference.  I will be happy to have the third installment and find out the rest of the story The author uses great descriptions throughout her story making you feel the story.  If you are in need a of a quick easy read this is the perfect book for you to pick up.

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Monday Musings

Well I missed last week’s Monday Musings but I am prepared this week…

On the Edge Book 1 is on Sale for 99 cents.

If you have time or opportunity please help me spread the word… I rely on reader recommendations to promote my book.  Also if you have read this book could you please leave a review on Amazon.  I would love to get this book up to 100 Reviews.

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Over the Edge Book 2 is getting closer day by day. ARCs went out to bloggers on my tour last week and I have already received some positive feed back on the story.  Editing is completed.  The proofreader has it and then it will be sent for formatting! Release Day is June 24, 2015!!!!!

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the Knight Series will continue in Beyond the Edge Book 3 scheduled to release in  Early 2016.

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