Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blog Hop Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Hello Hello

My first book; Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder will be released soon. I'm thinking sometime in May.
I'd love to start doing blog posts that would go out around,
or after the release date.

My book is romantic suspense, set in Reno. I like to tell people it's like the movie When Harry Met Sally. If Harry was hot and Sally had a stalker. There is a nice amount of humor in the book as well as romance and suspense.

If anyone would like to do me this honor, my email address is

Thank you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Need Advice Plz--How Do I Kick-start My Next Book?

I really need to start writing. I have a story, know most of the characters that will be in it, even know who killed who, and why. But, can't seem to start writing. Lots of talking about writing, lots of thinking about writing--but no actual writing.

Any advice?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Author Michelle Franklin and her new book, Khantara Vol 1 @mrsdenasaan

Hello everyone. Today I'll be hosting the fabulous Michelle Franklin. If you've read any of her books, you're already a fan. If you haven't, you will be.

I'm a huge fan of Michelle's work. The first book I read by her was The Commander and the Den Asaan Rautu. Fabulously sexy, funny fantasy romance. Loved it. Must read.

Another is The Reporter from Marridon, great writing (of course),  and very very funny.

And, of course Khantar Vol 1, the first of the three-part prequel to The Commander, and the Den Asaan Rautu.  This was a sweet, romantic story. I liked it a lot, and you will too. Below is a brief descripton.

Khantara is a Haanta conqueror, meant to wage war and rule over the enemy nation of Thellis, but after vanquishing Thellis and occupying a construction of a Haanta outpost, he meets Anelta, a woman enslaved by her own people bearing a brand of servitude on her neck. Khantara contrives to save her from a cruel home and bring her to the refuge his people can provide, but how can he do so successfully when the eyes of Thellis are upon him?

Seriously, I read this book--it's fantastic. All her books are.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dieting Sucks! Week Three Progress

Hello Hello!

It's been 21 days since I started trying to lose weight. Of those 21 days, I've been "good" about 10. Okay, I admit I just don't try hard enough. I like sweets, so sue me. Yesterday, I had candy. The day before I had ice cream, the day before that I had brownies. So, it's no huge surprise that I haven't lost at least 6 pounds. Two pounds per week was my hope.

Really, it all depends on what weight I started at. Since my weight fluctuates so much, I don't know if I should consider my starting weight as XXX or three pounds less than that. So, depending on that number, I've either not lost much, or have lost about five pounds, which would be great. By the way, the triple X is on purpose, you didn't think I was gonna tell you my actual start weight, did you? :) Ha!

Also, just so we're clear--that's not me in the picture. I don't know why she looks so bummed, skinny bX&*!. Sorry about that. :)

Anyhoo--my scale has revealed to me the following: (1) It hates me, this I already knew and (2) over the last week I've lost 2 pounds for a total of 4 pounds.

See you next week. :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dieting is a four-letter-word: Week 2 Progress

Hello Hello!

Well it's been two weeks and I'm down ten pounds! Ha! Gotcha! I wish. Limiting your calories in order to lose weight is not easy, because real life keeps getting in the way.

Last weekend, me and my two darling little monsters, err children, went to St. Augustine FL. Such a nice place to visit, very historic, with shopping, and tons of food. Our favorite place to visit is Kilwin's. This place has it all. Tons of candy, lots of ice cream, and fudge of all flavors. Well, it would have been downright rude of me not to have eaten my fair share of what they had to offer. Since I'm not rude, I decided to have the shares of a few other people too.

Then, of course, we were away from home so had to eat all our meals out. Except one, we ordered pizza to our motel room one night.

But hey the number on the scale is misleading. As you can see from the graphic above--I'm retaining a lot of water. A lot of water.

So anyways, I've saved the best for last. Over the last week I've lost, 0 pounds for a total weight loss of 2 pounds. Remember, I ate a lot of junk food while in St. Augustine, so I'm not surprised.

Don't give up on me yet, it's only been 2 weeks.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Romance Author MaryAnn Kempher

Hello Hello!

Recently I was asked to participate in a Blog Hop. Doesn't that sound fun? Well it did to me, and a great opportunity. Not only do I get to talk about my upcoming book, but I get to promote some really great writers. Make sure you click on the links at the bottom. Now about me. ;)

I was asked the following questions, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at

1: What is the working title of your book? Risky Romance, but this will likely change.

2: Where did the idea for the book come from?

The book’s plot evolved. When I first started writing, it was about life insurance fraud. Now, it's completely different than originally planned.

3: What genre does your book fall under? Romantic Suspense. It's similar to the movie, When Harry Met Sally--while there is sex in the book, mostly it's about how two friends finally wake up and realize they're perfect for each other. However, throughout the book someone has been stalking Katherine, the female MC. It's up to the hero to save her, but will he get to her in time? Dun, dun, dunnnn.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

For the male lead Dave Giuntoli (Grimm). For the female lead, I don’t have a particular actress in mind, other than to say I’d like someone who resembles a 20-something Elisabeth Shue. She played in Adventures in Babysitting and The Saint with Val Kilmer.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Yikes, I don’t have one. Will this do?: Agatha Christie meets Jane Austen, they write a book together.

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

My book is being published by Booktrope. They are the best of both worlds. You are not self-publishing, but they aren’t traditional either. They create a team for you, a book manager, editor, proofreader, cover designer etc... all team members get a small percentage of the books profits. I'm actually going to make as much, or more than if I published traditionally. Plus, I have my own book promoter/marketing professional. They don't make money, if I don't make money.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? That’s hard to answer. The first draft was just awful, I know that now, and it that took about a year.

8: Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I had recently retired from the Air Force, with no plans to go back to work. I’d always liked writing, so one day just decided to give writing a book a try. What a disaster, oh the arrogant attitude. Now I know how hard it can be, how I wish I’d read the how-to books sooner.

9: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

If you like a good murder mystery, one with a surprise ending, but you also love witty dialogue and sexual tension+—well this is the book for you. If I've piqued your interest, go to my website, and read the first nine pages.
(The website is currently being revamped, but try again next week, pleazzzz)

10: When will your book be released?

I don't have a release date yet, but my hopes are high that it will release before summer, possibly April. Crossing my fingers.,!/lynnthompsonbooks,,,