I went to a Psychic and Paranormal Fair this past weekend. It’s the third year I’ve attended, and while I do it for fun, I always learn something I can use in my paranormal books. The event was super-crowded this year, probably because Halloween is so close. That made exploring all the booths challenging, but I focused in on one. I had my tarot cards read.
Whether you believe in these things or not, one thing I’ve noticed is that these people tell really good stories. From the mediums to the aura readers to the future predictors, the heart of their work lies in their ability to communicate – and they do it in stories. They concentrate on the hero/heroine (you), pull at your emotions, and take you on a journey. My journey was to my future.
The first thing I learned is that there’s a story behind every tarot card – and I drew some powerful ones! One was The Magician, who has the tools of creativity. Coincidence? I like to think not. There were also a lot of cards in the suit of wands, which is the suit of ambition and risk-taking. That’s also pretty close to the mark. I feel like repeating the entire reading out loud will jinx it, but it was good. I liked the story the cards told a lot. At the very least, they told me that I need to get back to writing PDQ!
The Longs and the Wilsons had been at war for generations. When Cassidy Wilson moves to Summer Lake, she tries to stay out of the fray. Her dog just won’t let her. Time and again, he ends up right where he shouldn’t—on Rafer Long’s property. Dark and brooding, Rafer is the sexiest of Cassidy’s enemies. Just being near him makes her body grow hot and her knees go weak.
Rafer doesn’t mind finding Cassidy on his turf. Sweet and pretty, he’s lusted after her even when he knows he shouldn’t. So when her dog gives him an excuse to be with her, he uses it.
Even knowing there will be hell to pay.
They call them the lazy days of summer. It’s around this time of the year that we all seem to move a little slower. We don’t have the energy or desire to zip around like crazy people. Even our brains seem to work slower. I recently read an article from The New Yorker that says that this phenomenon is not in our heads. Research has tied heat and humidity to productivity loss.
So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.
I’ve been struggling to write this summer. Getting words down on paper (electronic or otherwise) has been difficult. Once I do, they don’t seem to be the right words.
When wealthy socialite Talia Sizemore learns that a major benefactor has pulled its funding for her afterschool arts program for children, she resorts to larceny in an attempt to keep her foundation afloat. She never intended to become a thief, but it’s a rush. The more she steals, the more she craves the danger and the exhilaration. Soon, her desperation becomes an obsession; one that leaves her wanting more and pushing the limits of her sexuality to maintain that level of ecstasy.
Handsome Detective Riley Kinkade built his career on bringing justice to those who’ve strayed outside the lines of law and order, but his moral code is tested when he’s assigned to the New Covington Cat Burglar case. The woman responsible for the thefts is no run-of-the-mill thief. Her seductive ways lure him into a trap – one he finds hard to escape.
What happens when the one you want to catch becomes the one you want to keep? Will the seasoned detective and the seductive socialite be able to resist temptation or will this dangerous cat-and-mouse game spiral out of control?
Fever released today. It’s available for free to subscribers of the Kindle Unlimited Program. For those who are not, the story is priced at only $0.99. Go get it while it’s hot!
Relentless heat. Uncontrolled desire. And a man to slake her every need…
Delia Jenkins is distressed when a raging fever forces her to leave work on the day before a big bid. She’s brand new on the job, but her delirium has pushed her to the point where she can’t think straight. She goes home to recuperate, but the heat inside her only builds. That night, a man shows up at her apartment to care for her. He’s concerned about her well-being, but the fervor has reached a ravenous pitch.
There’s only one way to douse the flames.
It’s only after the fever breaks that Delia realizes her work situation has gotten hotter than ever before.