Friday, December 30, 2011


I've been sitting in front of my laptop for the last several minutes reflecting on the year 2011. Wondering would I miss it like some years in my past. Would I have moments that I cherish and keep in my heart always, or would I have a few of those OMG-did-I-really-do-that? moments I just as soon forget. Though to be honest I haven't really had one of those moments since the 80's...I think...the 80's are a decade I will always look back on with bittersweet but cherished memories...the 90's the birth of my kids- that NOTING can compare too....the years of 2000-2010 had been interesting, heart-breaking, exciting and depressing... so that brings me back to 2011...Will I look back fondly at this year, Hell yeah I will because it brought me to this place, on the precipice of fulfilling a life long dream, it brought me new friends I am blessed with the good fortune of meeting online.  So as I sit here eating an entire bag of Reese's peanut butter cups (giving up sweets-NY resolution) I look to the future and 2012....I can't wait to get started, something tells me this is gonna be my year!!!  Hope it is for all of you too!!

Best wishes


Thursday, December 29, 2011

The F Word

Yes that's right I said it!!! The dreaded F put your dirty little minds safely back in the gutter and indulge me my rant!! LOL ...Please...So I'm thoroughly frustrated-mostly with myself-at my inability to get this whole blogging thing down. Where I should put this thing, or that thing, gadgets and posts and design and layouts and blah blah blah......Just when I think I know what I'm doing BAM!!! it looks with 3 days left until the New Year I vow to get my **s-word** STUFF together and figure it all out. I shall overcome this if it is the last thing I do in 2011...which it probably will be as procrastination is my middle name...just ask NJ she'll tell you all about it.....Ok now the rants over and I need to get back to whats important which I'll do as soon as I remember what that is.....

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why Paranormal?


I often ask myself, why write paranomal, when mystery or contemporary or even horror would be easier?  Then you could just take some of the real world and write a story from it. Take acquaintances or even strangers and make them characters or facisimilies of them. Yes, I tell myself, it would most definitely be easier, but where would the fun for me be? Now I'm certainly not knocking contemporary/mystery/thriller or horror stories. I've read some amazing books in these genres for years, idolize the authors. But this is my question for myself and myself wants para, and nothing but para. There is something so exciting about creating new worlds, unique characters and otherworldly story lines. It's like having free reign to explore the wildest part of your imagination. For me this is everything. Who knows where that will take me.....Can't wait to find out...That's why I can't wait to share the stories NJ Nielsen and yours truly have been working on a new series aptly named S.P.A.M. Inc. which stands for Suspicious Paranormal Activity Monitoring Inc. Formerly known as the The Realms of the Great Beyond. Stayed Tuned it's gonna be fun ride.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

I hope this finds you all healthy, happy and abundantly blessed with all the good shit you got this

I know I was..First year I didn't ask for anything and I got a ton of really awesome gifts...including a Kindle Fire which I just LOVE!!!!!

But besides the material things I got, I received so much more, in the way of all the good friends I have met on this new and exciting journey of mine......Everyone has been so super nice and helpful and I cant thank them enough for all the tidbits of valuable information they have passed on......So I just want to say to those of you who have been my greatest support......THANK YOU!!! and may the Coming Year be our year....all of us....

I refuse to believe 2012 will be anything but awesome.....

Much Love and Blessed days ahead


P.S.   Look for more of Will in the coming days as he figures out what to do about Max......

Sunday, December 18, 2011

setting my goal

Ok to prove to myself that I am quite capable of meeting a challenge, I have (with a strong suggestion from NJ) decided to post my word total for the day.  My goal is 25k in 14 days...Kind of like a weight loss challenge only in this case bigger is better.

So starting officially on Monday December 19 I am setting my goal for 1800 words a day.

I think I can do this, like a word war with myself...

Bring it on!!!
My good friend NJ Nielsen likes to joke that she thought I was a crazed stalker when we first met.  I really can't blame her as it seemed we were always showing up at the same places.  Of course the fact that we had a mutual good friend didn't seem to faze NJ in her completely ridiculous assumption of me.  Or did it? LOL
all joking aside, from the first time we really sat down at our laptops and got to know each other in this viral universe we realized what an amazing chemistry we have.  To say we share a brain is putting it mildly.  We could literally spend hours forming our new universe, which 'm happy to say we are putting into our stories for the The Realm.  Not only do we share a similar taste is in our writing genres, but we have also formed an unbreakable bond of friendship.  So sit back, relax--maybe grab a cup of coffee, she does like to talk, and enjoy my interview, with the ever-entertaining, one-of-a-kind, NJ Nielsen.

What are you working on now? Was there a particular instant when it all just fell into place and you thought that is my next story?

I have just had my first official release of Angels on Top through MLRPress Also through MLRPress I am contracted for my first book in my paranormal series - The Lines Of Marsden: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken. (tentative release date in Spring.)

At the moment I am working on two story lines:

First: When Souls Collide - This is story of young love that finds itself again after six-years has passed. Jacen Ives & Kayne Henderson, have to struggle through their trouble and mixed up lives to find their way back together.

Second: Pack Matters 1: Chasing Dreams of You – Is the first book in a shifter series. In this book we follow Todd Creely and Micah Adams as they fight the Alpha for the right to leadership of the Lockyer Valley Pack and to save that same pack from the Current Alpha’s destructive and volatile behaviour.

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing for a long as I can remember, it was as necessary as breathing. Though, I began writing my first novel when I was twelve years old. Admetus Gaea – Untamed World… it started out as a HET book, when I recently found it after a thirty year absence, I decided to add it to my current list of Wips and convert it to MM.

How do you choose which genre and flavour your story line will take, and what influences your choice?

Honestly, I am a paranormal writer at heart. That is my favourite kind of story to read as well. My love affair with all things paranormal hit me at an early age and it just never let go. You could say they sank their canines/fangs into me.

Usually I just write whatever voice is screaming loudest in my head – sometimes my muse thinks it is funny to unleash them all at once. That is how my NaNo ended up becoming a spin-off to one of my other shifter stories… Vladimir (my Muse) can be funny like that.

What is your specific writing style, if any?

I don’t think I have a specific style of writing – I mainly just write whatever the hell falls out of my head as the mood strikes me. I don’t plot (at all) and when I do try and plot, the story line never ends up where I think it will. LOL – Sometimes I even give myself the Whoa!!! Factor as I write. I have been guilty of ringing my daughter at work and go, “Did you know…?”

Is there anything you find particularly challenging about bringing a story to life?

Yes - I hate it when I start out with the decision of having two characters together and then halfway through it changes. Or like this: I have written most of the first twelve books in my series The Lines of Marsden, one of my background characters, kept jumping out at me screaming look at me – look at me. So in the end I have decided to go back through what I have written and bring Doyle further into the storyline. Mind you, once I started that process I ended up taking out four other characters, which caused the challenging factor in how I reworked the story without changing the story line. Not as much fun as you would think.

Who is your favourite character you‘ve written to date and why?

That is a hard one… I love Michael because there are so many elements of me in him. I love Doyle I feel that Doyle is a truly beautiful soul. Though, if you ask my daughter she would say Maffa and Jaffa, the twin werewolves.

In other works I think that Tucker the drunken witch from my free Goodreads story Shadows on the Heart. He and Kylfa will be getting their own story: On The Flipside of Reverse. All the spells that have the possibility of going wrong… I am chuckling already just thinking about it.

Which character in your body of works was the hardest to write?

Christian Kincaid – Risely: He keeps surprising me with little twist that makes me have to go back and tweak parts of his personal storyline. He is a 300 year old Vampire that doesn’t remember how old he is – he thinks he is newly made… LOL - you will just have to read series to find out more.

Which stories have you enjoyed working on the most and why?

The Lines of Marsden… It was a something I started writing for my daughter. (For a full explanation, go to Jadette Paige’s blogspot on December 15th as I am writing the story behind the story.) This is my most fun book - but the hardest.

What will people come away with after reading your books?

With the belief that no matter how hard of a struggle you go through to be with the one you love, in the end it is all worth it because sometimes true love and soul mates really do exist… Or…That Michael is a whiner, (just ask my daughter she tells me every damn day – LOL.)

What are you currently reading?

Gabrielle Evans: Fatefully Yours 1: Dark Devotion. I am a sucker for re-reading my favourites over and over again.

What music is in your stereo at the moment? And does it influence the way you write?

Nickelback: Dark Horse. I listen to them when I am working on all things in the Lines of Marsden Nickelback is kind of Michael’s theme music. Yes I am one of those authors that has to have music for each character – Doyle is Good Charlotte. & Christian is any music that you can dance badly to… Christian & Doyle kind of have my dancing skills. (At my wedding I had to dance to The Cure’s – Friday I’m in Love… just to cover up my bad dancing – Awesome wedding, it lasted three days and rained the whole time.)

Are you still as passionate about writing as you were when you first started?

Honestly, barring the last month, which was a real horror month for me. I had a relative die; my whole family came down with a virus that we just couldn’t shake. I had relatives rock up to stay at my house and then on top of all that I wrote a novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I wrote the first book in a shifter series called Watson Falls: Between One Heartbeat & The Next – turns out it is a spin-off to Pack Matters. Total count: 50,707.

Okay, totally got side tracked… yes I do still enjoy writing as much today as I did when I started. I get a kick out of telling our workers that if they misbehave they will end up as a character in one of my stories… we own a construction company… my husband quite often fills the guys in on what I am up to – nothing better than running into one of the guys and they ask me. I have even had them tell me what sort of paranormal creature that they want to be… puts a huge grin on my face – it is times like that that I think – Yes; it is so worth it.

Name three Authors you read over and over again?
Gabrielle Evans
Stormy Glenn
Andrew Grey
ZA Maxfield - Bonus
Lynn Hagen - Bonus
Carol Lynne – Bonus

Can you share any of your current WIPS?
E.C I know this is a very long list, but I know everyone would love to see how amazing your imagination is.

I have many - I will name them as best I can:
I am currently working on extending Shadows on the Heart – Paranormal.
I am working on Pack Matters 1 – Paranormal.
I am working on When Souls Collide – Human Romance
I am working on The Realms, (which is a discussion best left for another day.) – Paranormal.
E.C. Oh but of course, it’s with me and will undoubtedly be your finest work heehee.
I am working on the Windblown Kisses series – Human Romance.
I am working on different parts on The Lines of Marsden - Paranormal.
I am working on Admetus Gaea – Paranormal.
I am working on Day Walkers – Paranormal.
LOL – maybe I should have just told you all to go and checkout my

PS - Guest Blogging Appearances:
Dec 12 - Chicks Dicks:
Dec 15 – Jadette Paige:
Jan 16 – Gabrielle Evans:
(TBS) – Tales from the writing cave:
(TBS) - Stormy Glenn:
(TBS) – Paranormal Paradigms:   (Co with Embry Carlysle)

For those readers that have yet to know you please tell us something about yourself.

NJ needs to write like she needs to breathe… It is an addiction that she never intends to find a cure for. NJ is quite often found snuggled up in her comfy chair in her little part of QLD, Australia - usually with her laptop on her legs as she writes about the wonderful and often somewhat crazy men in her stories. Her family encourages her writing, even if more often than not she calls them by her character’s names. She loves nothing better than putting together the profiles on each of her characters giving them all their mannerisms and idiosyncrasies. When not write you will find her distracted by reading someone else’s work. Or talking to Embry Carlysle about our world we are creating. NJ also has a young gay Gothic Russian ghost who has taken up residence in her head as her muse. NJ thinks that anyone taking the time to read her stuff is totally awesome.
NJ Nielsen

Sunday, December 11, 2011

angels on top

Check out my girl NJ Nielsen's new book Angels on Top over at MLR...It is a wonderful story and a great Xmas gift too...Be sure and read her blog post as well at Chicksndicks....

Happy reading Everyone

Friday, December 9, 2011


It is 2011 People.......I want to shout at women and men who think like wake the fuck up.....To Macy's I say Kudos and you will ALWAYS have my patronage....

Monday, December 5, 2011

Southern Winterland

My good friend Taylor V. Donovan has a new book out just in time for Christmas.  Its part of MLR Christmas stories....Check it Out!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pimping my friends

I have to brag a moment about  few of my friends who have books coming out from MLRPress...just in time for the Holidays......Be sure to check out NJ. Nielsen, Angels on Top...Taylor V.Donovan Southern Winterland..(by Degrees #1)..Cant wait to read these.  They'll keep you warm at night
December  mark your calendars...

Holidays and Love

This song is so sweet and wonderful it makes me think of Love and all the possibilities.....No matter who you love, love with everything you I can write my most memorable love scene.....

Friday, November 25, 2011

what im thankful for

There are so many things to be thankful family, my friends, my job and my health....These things I'm thankful for everyday....
This year I'm thankful for so much more....
The friends that I have made in the last six months have brought so much to my life I don't even know where to start...
They have shown me hope in hopeless situations....pride when others have knocked them down..strength that would beat down a weaker person...unconditional support when I felt like I couldn't see the outcome of my dream....

I am proud and humbled by the friends I have made.....
Thanks to all of you....May the coming year give you all that you deserve...


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Oh I just love when I am into my story 10,000 words and my characters decide they want to go in a different direction...and this is my nano story...or was I should say.  Perhaps they got tired of waiting for great things to pop into my head for them, who knows....but change it I will...because (don't tell them) I think it's gonna be pretty damn hawt!!! Just gotta wait and see what happens next.............

Monday, November 14, 2011

Why I write

I debated for many days over whether to mention on here the bruhaha on Goodreads.  I realized it would be a moot point as that ship has sailed, sunk, rebuilt and sailed again.  There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said, argued, misinterpreted and debated.  So I wont.  What I will say is this.  For as long as I can remember I have wanted to write.  My whole life I have had an imagination that was on fast forward.  Everything isn't black and white to me, nor even shades of gray.  It is purple, or amethyst,  blue or sapphire, green or emerald.  I see the beauty in a world that to some is no longer beautiful.  I see young men and women struggling to find their own way in the world to only be told they don't belong, and not listening to the naysayers but standing up to their beliefs.  I see these same young people being torn down for that, physically, emotionally, painfully.  Some give up  when the tough times outweigh the good.  I have recently had the honor of meeting two such people.  One fought demons their whole life that most of us only ever read about.  In the end this person made the decision to let the demons win, and I mourn the loss of someone I could have called friend.  The other is a strong, courageous, beautiful young man who sees good in people even when most people see bad in him.  Ignorant because they don't understand what its like to grow up loving the same sex as themselves.  Or living inside a body they don't belong in.  I can not even imagine what their struggles are on a daily basis.  I have my own as does everyone else on this planet.  But I will not pass judgement on anyone else, I will stand and cheer for them for their bravery.  I will love them for their strength of character, and I will hold them when it gets to be too much.  After all one day one of my own children or my children's children may face these same conflicting moments.  I want them to know they are not alone.  Like every disease we strive to erase from mankind, intolerance should be up there with Cancer, Autoimmune diseases and AIDS....To my newest "nephew" you are a bright shining star and don't you ever forget that.  ((hugs))

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 8

Well its day 8 of NaNo and Im making very slow progress as in a snail could type faster.  The sad thing is I have tons of ideas in my head its just getting them down on screen that is the problem.  But I refuse to give up, just not happening because I am not a quitter....That is all I have to say for now, as I really need to be writing....Hope those of you doing NaNo are having better luck than moi......

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NaNo eek

Well I joined NaNo last week and up to now it has been slow moving..but I find myself with very little (for a change) to do this weekend so I am dedicating the next 48 hours to my writing...a first for me...I'm actually pretty excited about it as my Muse left without a forwarding address a few weeks ago and came back just last night....finally...the stubborn old bitch...the night she left, .she had the audacity to tell me that having three WIP's was completely unacceptable to her...that I need to focus on one couple at a time....I told her to take a hike...which she did...but now blessedly she is back and for now I will keep my mouth shut and do as she which couple should I concentrate on hmmm....."ouch" ok she just hit me on the back of the head...time to get busy...have a lovely weekend everyone ;)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

inspirational music 2

This song is definitely inspiration to me for Achilles and Patroclus..... christina perry A Thousand Years

inspirational music

I heard this song on the radio a few days ago, its for the new Twilight Saga Movie...and though I know I'll see the movie just because I've seen the others and Im a hopeless romantic..this song to me is more inspirational for one of my WIP.....Its a lovely song......and very heart wrenching and what good story doesnt have a good heart wrenching scene......for my boys...Caleb and Declan....may the rain stop for you both....

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sleepy Sunday

It is Sunday afternoon and the rain we so desperately need is finally here.  It's the perfect weather for snuggling up with a good book or a good man....or perhaps a good man reading a good book to you......It is also the perfect day to write about perfect and not so perfect men.  The story that I had started a few weeks ago, is now firmly planted in my computer and that's where it will stay...for the time being....because two of my characters from another WIP are screaming at me to finish them....and like all good inspiring writers with an imagination that is non stop 24/7 I must listen to them.......So ready to come out and play, because I got my caffeine, my comfy clothes and the sound of blissful rain in the background......I am ready......

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Men

The beautiful men who's pictures I have posted are my inspiration for three stories I am working on.
Declan and Caleb are from my story Sadie's Gift.  The two men are ready to move on from their painful past and start living again when the meet.  The only thing that's keeping them from a happily ever after is their two meddlesome but loveable friends.  Oh and did I mention Sadie is a ghost and Sean is a clairvoyant.  This story is full of sorrow and humor but mostly about falling in love... I'm a sucker for a good love story.

Achilles and Patroclus are still in the early stages..I have put a spin on the story of Troy...complete with avenging heroes and demonic warriors out to destroy the world.  After centuries of living apart, can these two men finally find their way back to a love that stands the test of time?  You'll have to wait and see...

And last but certainly not least, as this will be my first submission; is Jamie and Corey.  The two absolutely adorable boys who are kissing as if the world doesnt exist but just the two of them.  I saw this picture on another website and was immediately inspired to tell their wont always be a stroll through the garden for these two, but I can promise you it will be well worth the journey............

Stay tuned............

Embry ;)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Amara's Place

Want to know the latest and greatest books to read, which authors to check out or publishing Companies to submit too then check out; she has all that (and some really hot guys pics) too....



Must mention the newest of the very newest writers whose Xmas story was just contracted by super excited for her K-Lee Klein needless to say she is over the moon and has every right to be....she also has a wonderful story, Outfoxed on sure and check it out

Way to go K-Lee here's to many more stories from you


Bragging about my Buds part 2

What a lovely Sunday it is in south Texas...We haven't had much of this lately so its put me in the mood to do a bit more bragging about my very talented and awesomely wonderful friends....

First I will start by talking about a few amazing writers whose books are on my TBR pile:

Kari Gregg, who is a very talented writer, and a super nice person to boot.  Her newest book I Omega is at the top of my list to read, and I wait anxiously for her newly published book Collared with the brand spanking new publishing company Riptide Publishing.  Be sure and check them out as well

Cherie Noel is another writer whose book The Soldier and the State Trooper resides on my short list as well...She too has the good fortune to be writing a story for Riptide and is one of the nicest and most helpful people I have had the good fortune to meet.

NJ Nielsen has a story in the works for and I can hardly wait for that one.  One of my top ten stories on Goodreads HJD's was written by Ms. Nielsen and if you like hunky viking warrior types its a must read.   Shadows of the Heart.

And last but not least (for today) is my really good friend who happens to be an amazing graphic artist Eithne O'Hanlon from the Emerald Isle, Ireland.  She has graciously given me permission to post some of her awesome work, and if that wasn't enough is currently working on a new banner for me.  You can go to her website to see all her wonderful works of art. you must really check it out.

So heres to a wonderful Sunday and some really good reads............


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bragging about my buds

So in my spare time, (when I have it, which isn't often) I'm an avid reader.  Here recently I have had the good fortune to read two pieces of fiction from two very dear to my heart writers.  So I am going to shamelessly plug their work.....because 1. I can and 2. They sooo deserve it...

I will start in the order in which I read them...
Amor Prohibido by Ellis Carrington

I absolutely loved this book...Her characters were likeable and endearing from the moment you meet them...Her paranormal world is steeped in myths and magic.  I literally finished this book in hours, I could not put it down.  I am so looking forward to meeting these characters again in the future.....
Right on and Write on Ellis......I give it 7 out of 5 stars

Second goes to my newest friend Louisa Luigi

When I read this I was floored by finding out that this was her first submission...the story is called, The Heist, and though the only books I generally read in m/f are of the paranormal genre...this m/f delighted me...she has a true gift for the written word, and I cant wait to read more from her...even hinting that she totally needs to read more m/m and maybe one day write one of her own...
Right on and Write on Louisa......I also give 7 out of 5 stars.....

And because I really want to do this I am also going to review my very dear and longtime friend Taylor V. Donovan...........For someone who until a year or so ago had never really written anything, this woman rocks!!! her style and storylines will grab you from the get go...she has the first in a series coming out soon, that must be read!! The six degrees and counting series will make you fall in love with her angsty, deep thinking and sometimes goofy check her work out go to and her site  check her out you wont regret it....
she gets 9 out 5 stars.............because to me these ladies cant have enough stars................Enjoy ;)

I have a pile of TBR including Cherie Noel, Kari Gregg and several others....cant wait to get too them

Sultry Saturday

So for the first time in months....and months and endless months of miserable heat in South is finally Fall....for the moment anyway.......So here I sit on my back porch feeling the cool breeze across my face, listen to the birds who are just as happy as moi, and let my boys out to play..........the ones in my head, that is.  They have been kept in for far too long and are getting a wee bit bitchy with me..........So enjoy your Saturday, my first follower...heehee and good friend Taylor V. Donovan....and bring on the weekend...



Friday, September 30, 2011


As it is well known amongst a few of my friends I am a HUGE Larissa Ione it was only fitting that I post a count down widget.....

November cannot get here fast enough for me ;)

I'm trying again...

Welcome to my Den of Inequity, My Escape from Reality, My World of Fantasy....Or just my blog....which is a complete menagerie of my random thoughts and stories I'm working on...As I am ALWAYS working on something...When the mood strikes and the men and sometimes women in my head all fight for a spot in the front of the line to tell their story, what's a girl to do......but just listen...then write it all down.....and hope in the end it makes sense...So welcome, grab your favorite drink, pull up a chair and stay never know what I may come up with.....