Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Black Hurricane

Well I'm sneaking this review in before the promised next one...


Okay let me start from the beginning. I have always been a fan of series books because I fall in love with some if not all of the secondary characters. Then I wait with bated breath for the next installment. I always have one character though that becomes my favorite and I absolutely can't wait for them to get their own book. Then they do and I'm sadly disappointed. It doesn't stand up to my vision for the character. The author acts as if they rush to give this one time minor player a quick HEA.

Not so for Black Hurricane. Jazz has and will always be my favorite of the Boston Boys story Erica Pike has written. As a total fangirl of the author I have bugged her on Facebook, twitter, name it I've been there....just waiting to hear when Jazz will get his story.

I'm not gonna lie there was a small part of me that was terrified of reading his book and being disappointed once again. So I put it off for as long as I could. Damn but that was stupid. This book far exceeds my expectations. She has given the good time party boy who doesn't believe in love a story that made me laugh and cry. I also wanted to seriously punch his lights out from time to time. Erica Pike has shown a vulnerable side to Jazz that I never dreamed he possessed. I am so blown away by this book that it will be on my re-read list forever (as are her other two).

I would highly recommend this to everyone and if I could give more stars I totally would.

Well done Ms. Pike.....

:) Embry

Sunday, September 29, 2013

While my muse is away I will Play

Yes I'm afraid to admit, I am suffering from what is fondly known as Writers Block.

My muse has decided to take an unscheduled vacation without telling me.....This isn't the first time he's done this, however, I thought he had learned his lesson (clearly not). So while he is off roaming the corridors of my overly imaginative mind I will take this opportunity to review a few books I've read recently.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a reviewer but a major fan of reading romance novels. These reviews are just mine and mine alone. The authors did NOT ask me to rate their books. I have my own rating system of Booty Shakes.

Okay so with that out of the way.

The first book is MEMORIZING YOU by D.W. Skinner.

OMG did I love this book. Even though it was a work of fiction, it was more of a memoirs type novel. I felt like I was in the main character's head the entire time.What he felt.. I felt. His joy, his sorrow, his fears. His remarkable and realistic way of handling every situation. I laughed and cried and by the end I felt a euphoric sense of calm.

This book really will leave you believing in love....

I rate this 5 out of 5 booty shakes...

Well done Mr. Skinner, I hope to read more from you in the future.

Next up:

Six Degrees of Separation
Taylor V. Donovan

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Header

I am so excited to show off my brand spanking new blog Header. My very talented and amazing artist friend Eithne Ni Anluain did this for me. She is so creative and wonderful and I could go on for days....

Anyway just had to share!!!!

Hope everyone likes it


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sizzlin Summer


I don't know about the rest of the country but it has been sweltering down south this summer (more so than usual)((I'm ready for fall))

But it hasn't kept me from writing.....

I'm working on two stories at the moment then I will begin work on YA project for homeless gay teens....

I'm really excited about that...

So I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer with your families and friends....



Friday, July 26, 2013

A little bit of this a little of that

So it's been awhile since I've blogged as usual, lol.

So many things have been going on that I've had no time to catch my breath.

But the best thing is my debut book for the MLR Press 80's mixed tape anthology. Never Gonna Let You Go

I have gotten some pretty amazing reviews (and some... meh) but I expected that as everyone isn't always going to agree on what they like. But I've used it as a learning experience for future books and so appreciate people reading my story and taking the time to share their thoughts...

Now here is a review that I still get goose bumps over!+Mail.

Hugs to all


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Surreal Moment

Okay so my first ever published book came out last week with MLRPress...........Big squee for that!!!

Then I got to be excited with my first reviews on Goodreads....which means someone actually bought my book!!!!...............another Big Squee!!!

Today I find my book on ARe AND Amazon!!!! WOW.......

Life for the moment is really, REALLY good!!!!

:) Embry

Thursday, June 13, 2013

my moment has arrived

My story is finally here....I truly don't have the words to express my excitement.....this is like a dream come true for me......It was such a fun story to write and set during my all time fave decade.....the 80's.....

There are some amazing stories written by some of my favorite authors.....Everyone needs to go check them out at MLRPress.......

Here's the link....

Enjoy the books......

Have a great weekend everyone.....I know I will :)


Sunday, June 9, 2013

I am so excited!!

I can't wait for this movie....I don't even care if it sucks I'm still going to love it because of who plays Superman............Henry Cavill is just................gorgeous!!!!!

Come on June 14th.....oh and I just might have my first book coming out the same day ;)


Monday, June 3, 2013

Getting close

Wow what an amazing last few weeks I've had.....

A few days ago I sent back my final galley proofs to my editor at MLR AND it was the most surreal moment of my life.  Seeing my book the way it will look when published nearly brought me to tears..instead I squee'd  like a little girl.....

On June 14th my book will be released...and somebody pinch me PLEASE!!!!

and how about this cover?


I hope you all like my boys Shane and Drake as much I do!!!!


Friday, May 24, 2013


This weekend as you spend time with the ones you love...or just love for the weekend ;) never forget the men and women who made the freedom to do that -- possible.....

Have a safe and awesome Memorial Day Weekend!!!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's official!!!!

It's official because I have a cover now......woohoo!!!!

And it's more than I ever expected...............I'm just speechless...........Can't wait for y'all to read the story :)

I hope you enjoy it!!!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dreams do come true

This is the post I have waited for so long to write......

The one I sometimes never thought I would get the chance to write....

Every time one of my talented author friends posted their excitement over a new contract for their current story, I have cheered them on...sent virtual high-fives and hugs,sharing in their excitement. Hoping upon hope that one day I would know that feeling first hand....

Well folks that day is here and I am absolutely over-the-freaking-moon.....

As of Thursday May 9, 2013 I have a contract signed, sealed and delivered with MLR Press...

My story of the 80's (my most favorite decade ever to live in) ((cuz I really love the 20's more, but unfortunately didn't live back then, contrary to my daughter's belief I am that old)) is going to published with MLR.

I think I have lost at least 50 lbs in the last few days from all the jumping up and down I've been doing.........(wouldn't that be great if it were the truth?)

So okay enough blowing my own horn...

I'm just so thankful to Kris Jacen for liking my story enough to want it....

And really thankful for my friends who never gave up their faith on me...

Big time thanks too my girls....NJ...Carrie Anne, Jambrea, Emily, Cherie, Z and Taylor (V) words can not express my gratitude.....Oh there are so many others too I have met along the way.....but since this isn't my eulogy I'll just stop here... 

One last thing.....Thanks to Drake and Shane for digging into my head and never leaving til their story could be told............

Never Gonna Let you all go!!!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties......

I have always had a thing for the 1920's. The clothes, cars, music, speak-easys and gangsters. I had thought it such a romantic time, and it all started when I saw Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby. I was 13...everything was romantic back then.

I didn't understand the story of the star-crossed lovers then, nor when I had to read the book my senior year in high school. Mr. Fitzgerald wrote funny words that my 17 year old mind could not comprehend. 

Many, many years have passed since then. With the remake coming out this weekend I decided to read the book again. To say I was floored by the style and voice of the man would be an understatement. The world I pictured as a 13 year old is vastly different from the world he painted in his book. To be so rich and glamorous was beyond my wildest teenage fantasies.....But that was Hollywood.....The book painted a far more heart breaking world...

I wanted to hug and hit Daisy Buchanan more then once. I wanted to shake the shit out of a clueless Gatsby as well as hold him close and tell him he could do better. I felt at different times I was apart of this world, yet so far removed...

Maybe I romanticize the twenties because they were a time of great independence for the young people. Especially women. But at the end of the day all anyone wanted was to be loved and respected.

I can not wait for this new rendition to come out this weekend. I am a huge fan of Baz's movies. They are over the top and exciting but never fail to make me cry at the end. 

For a moment in time I want to be Daisy Buchanan and have the undying love of Gatsby who sold his soul to the devil for her......

But only for a moment.......

To you Old Sport......

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The waiting game

Sigh.....I think this must be the hardest part for every Author and Would-Be-Author.........

Waiting for news of your current submission. Even though they know it could take awhile for someone at the Pub House to take a look at it (especially if it was a call that brought in a huge amount of stories).

It's still...this waiting game....But I shall survive it....If it means good news at the end it will be so worth it...and even if the news isn't good at least I'll know the things I can improve on.

I wouldn't trade a minute of this adventure.....

Stay tuned.....


Friday, March 15, 2013

First Submission

Well I haven't been around much lately because I was working on my very first submission call for MLR press' Mixed Tape call.

I loved this call because it's related to the 80's. The best decade ever in my opinion. I was in my early 20's during that time and have some great/and not so great memories. But the one thing I do remember fondly is the music. There seemed to be a song for every emotion.....

So I'm going to play the song that inspired my story.........Never Gonna Let You Go...
Enjoy a little nostalgia.


Embry :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Little Amour

Adulation, Affection, Enchantment, Adoration, Rapture, Passion, Cherish, Caress, Cuddle, Kiss and Hug

These all words of love.......

So from me to you....

Happy Valentine's Day 

LOVE EMBRY.................

Saturday, January 19, 2013

How Time flies

Well I am now the mother of a 21 year old and let me tell you it feels very strange. Especially because in my head I'M the 21 year old. It got me to thinking about fast time flies. It seems like just yesterday I was bringing her home from the hospital completely scared shitless about being a mother. And like everything else we do for the first time I quickly adjusted but the scary part has never really gone away. Now instead of skinned knees, lost teeth and searching for monsters under the bed, I am worried about her drinking and driving, having some psycho spike her drink in a club and any assortment of weirdos on the internet. 

I guess my mother was right when she told me all those years ago when I said I was too old for her to worry about me, that a Mother will always worry about their child.

Thanks mom for the sage advice (one of a multitude) but I have to admit worrying about skinned knees and bad grades would be preferable to the fears I have now. But I wouldn't change it for the world. I am truly blessed for being a mom......

This ones for you HB (just wait til you're a mom lol)

She sat through this entire movie at 6 months old and she has loved it ever since.