Book News

The Long Way Home is out for review. This novel is a military romance and a tale of strength and bravery. I am looking forward to introducing these two female veterans struggling with life changing issues.

The second draft of Book Two in the Smoky Mountain Romance Series is underway. This story follows NC highway patrol officer Abby Brown as she settles into her new home in the mountains of NC. Abby was introduced in Time For Terri, Book One, of the series.

New Beginnings and Starting Over

New Beginnings (Book One) and Starting Over (Book Two) by Cori Garrison
Every now and then you find an author who takes you on an emotional journey, Cori Garrison delivers that with these two books. We’re taken on a journey of pain, healing, self-discovery and love.
Book one opens with Sam Evans experiencing a personal tragedy that no one wants to go through. Her older sister Shawn and her friend Jenna step up to help her through the next few months and along the way Sam starts to make discoveries about herself. Those discoveries will affect her relationship with her sister, her parents, her child and with Jenna.
Families are complicated, and not all are healthy, sometimes you walk away, other times you’re pushed away. In Starting Over, Shawn Evans is in a loving relationship, Sam and Jenna’s relationship continues to grow, and Stacy Evans, the youngest sister, has moved to the area to be closer to her sisters against her parents’ wishes. After a confrontation between Shawn and her father, Shawn leaves to find peace with herself. Kindness from a stranger causes her to reexamine what she wants in life. The Evans sisters and their friends continue to build a new family, one based on respect, acceptance and love.
Throughout these books the characters are well developed, their problems are real, and the blooming romances are ripe with self-doubt and tenderness. The pacing is tight, the emotions are heart felt, and the overall feeling is one of hope. Well done.

What’s Happening Now

I am excited to announce that Desert Palm Press will be publishing The Long Way Home in early Fall. This novel is a military romance and a tale of strength and bravery. I am looking forward to introducing these two female veterans struggling with life changing issues.


In other news, the second draft of Book Two in the Smoky Mountain Romance Series is underway. This story follows NC highway patrol officer Abby Brown as she settles into her new home in the mountains of NC. Abby was introduced in Time For Terri, Book One, of the series.

Wicked Magic by K.T. Black

I’ve had this book on my reading list for several months and finally got a chance last night. It is a very  enjoyable novella, with a good pace, interesting characters and some good sex.
Chandler is estranged from her family for some very good reasons. She has built a nice life for herself with her career and a few close friends. When a mysterious and very sexy stranger moves next door her life starts to change in ways she never imagined.
Alex, the well to do sexy, new neighbor, is attracted to Chandler right away. With the help of her cat, and a mutual friend she is able to spend more time with Chandler and open a new world to Chandler.
Throw in a vindictive, slightly wacko ex-girlfriend and this new relationship is threatened in ways that neither woman could foresee, and for Chandler is quite frankly, out of this world.
A perfect read for a quiet evening at home.

What She Saw

I just finished What She Saw by J.S. Frankel.

This was the first sci fi I have read since I was a teenager. Right from the start this book starts to build the tension. Dr. Megan Collier is in a tailspin trying to deal with the fact that her girlfriend Amy Tang has walked out on her. Her life gets expectantly complicated when she is called back to work one evening to examine a body. This sexy, smart medical examiner can’t find a logical reason for the death. Soon another body arrives with injuries she can’t explain. Or at least explain and not be thought of as crazy.   As the pressure mounts will she be able to reveal what she thinks is the cause of the deaths? What if doing so risks her professional reputation?

Mr. Frankel has developed some wonderfully complex main characters and an assortment of secondary characters who are very colorful. This book will keep you turning pages. And it just may cause a nightmare or two.



Return to sun

Oh glorious orb in the sky thank you for again lighting our way with golden yellow glow.
Nearly a fortnight had passed since you had last graced us with your presence. Endless days of gloom and rain, dampening spirits of man and beast. The earth sodden and dank squished and shifted beneath our heavy, hurried steps.
When it seems as if all was lost, our spirits broken, you came forth from your lofty perch to again bestow your radiance upon us. I beseech you to be merciful upon us and limit your time away from our land.
Your humble, pale and waterlogged servant,

The Assistant by K.T. Black

ktElise Bennette doesn’t do relationships … even though her sexy-as-hell new assistant has her consumed by erotic daydreams. But things aren’t what they appear to be, and her dream life and real life are beginning to blur. Will her fantasies eventually become real or will a secret shatter the illusion?

Interview with Dylan Holt, from The Assistant:

Hello. My writer wanted me to take a few minutes to tell you a little bit about myself, and perhaps even entice you with her new story.

My name is Dylan Holt. I come from a long line of succubus/incubi, and history hasn’t always painted my kind in the best light, nor has it gotten things completely accurate. I’m not a “Demon”, but I’m not exactly human either, even though I do resemble one. An extremely attractive one. <Shrugs and grins smugly>. I know that makes me sound egotistical, but it’s part of how I’m able to draw humans to me.

So, I’m guessing you’re wondering if part of what you’ve heard about a succubus/incubi is true. Do I enter into dreams and tempt humans with erotic suggestions? Absolutely! It is my nature after all. The sexier the dreams, the more potent the energy for me to feed from.

Now don’t look at me like that. Before you go judging me, I must point out that this isn’t entirely one-sided. I don’t completely drain the life force of anyone I’m involved with. I do take what I require, but I also give them something in return. The inspiration to pursue the thing they desire most.

I also have the ability to enhance dreams, make them seem real. It helps to motivate the human I’m pursuing to keep them dreaming. If things progress to an intimate relationship, even better.

As far as me in general, I’m a bit of a wanderer, able to adapt to any situation. A true “Jack of All Trades”. I’m a whiz with modern technology, which comes in handy. I’ve had to reinvent myself more times than I care to count. And, for a long time I thought I was happy moving from town to town, person to person. Then I encountered Elise Bennette. That’s when everything changed. She made me want to set down roots and get lost in her dreams.
Author Bio:

K.T. Black often mixes genres when creating her romance stories. Whether her (F/F or F/M) stories are filled with witches or regular people, they frequently include mystery/suspense, sci-fi, fantasy or paranormal elements. She never limits the direction her imagination takes her when telling a good story.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to movies, cooking, traveling, playing video games, and meeting interesting/eccentric people–many of whom help color the worlds she creates while writing.
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Today I would like to welcome my first guest blogger Allison B. Hanson.

Today I would like to welcome my first guest blogger Allison B. Hanson.

How did you get into writing?

Actually, I think writing got into me. After finishing a series, I went to bed with that slight depression you get when you finished a book, and don’t have anything lined up to read. My brain must have decided to fill the gap itself, because I woke up at four in the morning with an idea. I couldn’t go back to sleep until I got up and wrote it out. It hasn’t stopped.​

How long have you been writing?

​ Since November 20, 2009 4 a.m.​

Where do you get your ideas from?

​ I have no idea. They’re just there when I wake up. ​

What genres do you write in and why?

​ Two months ago I would have been able to say I only write contemporary romances. But I woke up with a historical highlander romance. I don’t know where it came from, but I’m enjoying writing in another time period. As for my contemporary romances, I have paranormal, suspense, science fiction, and mystery. I don’t have an answer as to why. I write what the voices tell me to write.  ​

What do you do for fun?

​ I have a motorcycle and enjoy going on long trips with my husband. I’ve ridden from Maine to Georgia. (Not at the same time.) I also enjoy running. ​

What is your favorite candy?

​ Haha! This question is the hardest one! I love candy! Right now, I have a bag of Candy Corn M&Ms on my desk. It’s actually the second bag. ​

Tell us about your upcoming release   When Least Expected

​ This story is a reunion romance, which means the couple had been married before, but are divorced and end up reconciling. The reason they divorced was because of struggles with infertility and the constant feeling of failure and letting the other person down. They had the perfect relationship, but their bodies just weren’t up for the task of making them a family. But… sometimes happily ever after takes a major swerve! ​

​Available ​on preorder now for September 1, 2015 release!  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo

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​Thank you!!​

A Woman Ignored (A Woman Lost Book 2) by T.B. Markinson

A Woman Ignored (A Woman Lost Book 2) by T.B. Markinson

This book is a wonderful conclusion in the Woman Lost Series. I laughed and cried as Lizzie faced her demons when a family crisis forces her to interact with her dysfunctional family. Since life doesn’t give us just one thing to deal with at a time Lizzie is surprised when her wife Sarah announces her own life altering desires.
Friends Maddie and Ethan stand by Lizzie through thick and thin, offering encouragement, advice and occasionally just telling her to smarten up. Lizzie handles the many emotional challenges thrown at her in her own unique way.
This is a well written story with complex personalities, difficult families relationships, loving friends and healing.

Forever Faithful by Isabella

Forever Faithful by Isabella
This is the follow up story to Always Faithful but can be read as a stand alone book. But read Always Faithful first, not just for the backstory but it too is a fantastic read.
Now a Colonel, Nichol (Nic) Caldwell is given orders to Afghanistan as soon as she graduates, instead of the promised position in Monterey. After arriving in Helmand Province she quickly realizes something is amiss with her mission. When something goes wrong Claire works hard to pick up the pieces of their life and hold their family together.
Isabella definitely did some research for this book and it shows in this story. Throughout the story we get a glimpse of life as a deployed marine who must follow orders, think on their feet, and be strong. Her descriptions of the surroundings are very realistic, you can feel the heat and taste the dirt. We also get a good look at the life of a military wife, whose spouse is on deployment. The recovery from injury, both physical and mental are complex and Isabella gives us a realistic glimpse of that.
This is a very good look at life for women who serve this country, and their journey which is not entirely like their male comrades, but not dramatically different either.
As a veteran I found this book both realistic and very interesting. It was also a very emotional read.