Blog Challenge – Day 18 – Finding time

Finding time to write isn’t that hard right again. Everyday after work M-W-F once I get home and have lunch I have a couple hours to myself. Then there is Tuesday and Thursday. My off days. The problem comes with getting my mind right and getting the words going. The sitting down and just working. There is a ton of advice and opinions about writing out there. Things like write when the muse talks or write everyday even if you only get 50 words in.

For me, I haven’t decided what works best. Logically I know I need to write everyday. I sit down. I open up the file. Scroll to the spot I’m working in and sometimes I get nothing. There is a lot of sitting and thinking and just nothing comes to mind. Other days I go through the steps and can force a couple words out which will turn into a word-fest.  I’m still a relatively new author. I’ve been published 3 years. Not a ton of time like some people but enough time to start refining how I work. I’m getting there and there is a lot of “after I’m done with this” thinking. Last year I attempted to plot out the next year. Didn’t quite work out. I might try it again. We’ll see.

So finding time, I’ve got it. Its more of a matter of finding the words to fill the time. ~ Brandy

Blog Challenge – Day 17 – Shifters & Spice

 

If you dream of shifters, this set of 20 brand new shifter stories featuring USA Today and New York Times best-selling authors has you covered. Whether you like them large and in charge or sleek and sexy, you’ll find the right story to spice up your night in these pages.

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Featuring:
A.J. Bennett — Masquerade
Becca Vincenza — Contracted
Blaire Edens — Frenzied
Carolyn Spear — Taming the Puma
Dara Fraser — Lion’s Pretend Girlfriend
Desiree Holt — Shadow of the Wolf
Dominique Eastwick — Bearing the Hunger
Erin Hayes — I Found My Rhino
Ever Coming — The Mismatchmaker
H.D. Gordon — Blood Sport
Hazel Boyer — Accidentally Mated
Kate Richards — An Evening in the Superstitions
Lila Felix — Wolf Protector
Lisbeth Frost — Encounter on a Mountain
Louisa Bacio — The Luna Twins
Margo Bond Collins — Laugh Out Love
Marissa Farrar — Wolf Torn
Merryn Dexter — Bear Faced Lies
M.J. Haag — Escaping the Lutha
Rachael Slate — Untamed Lord of Thessaly

Bear Faced Lies by Merryn Dexter

A roaming bear gathers no strings, and that’s just how Tobias Langstreet likes it. A chance meeting with beautiful, lonely Harriet Mills might just change his mind. Can he trust her with his secrets and unwrap the web of lies around her?

 

 

Tobias wrenched the wheel, returning them to the smooth tarmac surface. Harriet forced herself to look away, staring at her own reflection in the dark window beside her, the view beyond swallowed by the still night.
 
The truck jolted again, and she started around, shocked to see Tobias steering them onto the dusty verge. His hands flexed on the steering wheel a couple of times before he jabbed at the release mechanism of his seat belt. “This is a really bad idea,” he muttered, eyes still fixed on the blank windshield before him.
 
“What is?” She knew what he meant though. Even before he lunged across the cab to grab her in a fierce embrace that stole her breath. She knew, she might even agree with him, but it didn’t stop her opening her mouth to the demanding press of his tongue.
 
He swept inside her lips, sucking and feasting on her mouth, stealing her breath until she saw stars. She didn’t push him back though. The banked arousal simmering in her belly roared to life, and she threw her arms around his neck, pulling him closer, needing to feel the heavy weight of his body against hers. He cursed, fumbled at her side to release the belt constricting her, then lifted her up, dragging her across his lap as though she weighed nothing.
 
Harriet squirmed, tried to get closer to where she wanted to be, to get the thick length of him notched into the ache between her legs, but the tight skirt of her dress stopped her. “I hate this damn dress,” she snarled against his lips, and he laughed through their kiss. The pleasant rumble of his chest rubbed her nipples through their clothing and she gasped.
 
“I’m a big fan of your dress, sweetheart, but it does have some drawbacks.” Tobias grabbed the bottom hem and rent the fabric in two, splitting the seam to her waist.
 
Free at last, she scrambled into his lap, knocking her head on the roof of the truck in the process. “Damn!” The smile fell from his lips and he held her still. She could read the concern in his eyes and was having none of it. “I swear, Tobias. If you tell me not here, not now, I’m going to scream.”
 

A strange light glowed in his eyes, a flash of the eerie brightness she’d glimpsed earlier. It sent her heart pounding, part fear, part arousal at the hunger burning there. 

Blog Challenge – Day 16 – A man and his cubs

In honor of working on FINDING MORE today, I thought I would post precious pictures of a man and his cubs. (Yes, I’m aware the tigers are most likely female but let a girl dream. I like to think that Devon would spend tons of time playing with his kids when he gets a chance.)

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Blog Challenge – Day 15

Yep, day 15. You might have noticed that I missed a couple days there. Yeah…a fail on my part. We’ve had a slightly hectic week here at the Walker house. Big T has been doing Army stuff which means he’s been away from the house. Thursday, the day of my downfall, was my tipping point. the brain was taxed out as far as it could go at the moment and  wallah, no blog.

Day 14 I worked then volunteered at the concession stand at the high school football game. The stand is the band booster’s big money maker. How they earn money for all things band. It was also the day Big T came back home so we hung out watching Ray Donovan until it was time to head to the school. It was definitely nice having him home.

That brings up to day. Oh day 15, you were a busy day. We took a trip down to VCU for the GirlChild. At this point she has her heart set on it. It has the feel she was hoping for. Along with the degree she’s looking at getting.

That bring us all up to date. Now I’m off to schedule a post for tomorrow…hopefully.

Blog Challenge – Day 12 – WIP Wednesday

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FINDING MORE
TIGER NIP, BOOK 3

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Carolline came awake slowly. Something heavy was draped across her midsection. Peeling her eyes open, she turned her head to the right.

 

Maybe it wasn’t all a dream yesterday.

 

Devon Andersen was definitely lying in bed with her. His eyes were still closed. Breathing deep and relaxed. A lock of dark hair drifted down onto his forehead. Damn, he was sexy when he was asleep. And funny enough, he’s your mate!