What I’m reading ~ Insatiable ~ Lauren Dane

Insatiable is the first book in the Phantom Corps series


Daniel is the lowborn leader of the Phantom Corps, an elite group of soldiers working for the Federation Military.

Carina is the daughter of  the leader of the Imperial Verses. Raised as a princess in a house filled with danger and intrigue she learned very young to hide her true self. Now, in order to aid her people, she needs to escape.

When the person sent to help her escape is Daniel, Carina experiences many things she’s never before encountered. But can she handle it all? Can she deal with the changes her life will go through now?

What did I think?  I enjoyed it. The story kept me engrossed and Daniel and Carina were people you came to like. They had realistic, multi-dimensional personalities and personal histories that effected how they related to each other. Personally I prefer the Pride series, but this was good too.


Talk to me. Kindle lending library.

As I work on my next book I’m considering the publication options. When I first published Change and Escape the Kindle Lending Library (KLL) was too new, I felt there wasn’t enough information available to make an informed choice to go with them, so I opted out.

Now, several months later, there’s more information available at least from the self-publishing author’s point of view, but that’s not really what I’m looking for.

I want your opinion. How do you feel about KLL? Be aware that in order for me to list my book with KLL I have to give Amazon 90 days (or more) of exclusive sales of the book. Unfortunately, you have to be a Kindle Owner to use KLL.

Would something being exclusive to Amazon (and therefore possibly free, if you use KLL) make you more or less likely to read it?  Would it effect your opinion at all?

What I’ve been reading ~ Devlin Dynasty ~ Jaci Burton

Running Mate, Fall Fury, and Mountain Moonlight. 

This series follows the stories of a set of siblings, the Devlins, a family full of alpha werewolves. The family has a plan, one that sends each of the children to different places to find their mates and establish territories of their own. These books follow the stories of three of the four brothers, as they meet the women destined to become their mates. They all struggle with coming to terms with the unexpected location of their mate, at the same time dealing with the same issues in their mates. Added into the mix is the complications of shapeshifting and driving sexual instincts. 


What did I think?  I enjoyed them. They were intriguing and entertaining. Very fast reads I’ve read all three in the last twenty-four hours. I would read more of her books. 


I’ve been struggling with a single scene all week. I knew it wasn’t working, I knew I had to do something different, but I didn’t know why or what to do.

This morning, after I was ready to beat my head against the wall, I went into the bedroom to lay down for a while. As I lay in that half awake, half asleep state, it clicked. Suddenly I knew what I needed to do. It was almost as though my characters had spoken to me, told me what needed to be changed.

I made the changes and continued on, making a large amount of progress since. I feel much better about the whole thing and I look forward to a productive weekend.

What I’m Reading ~ Tiger ~ Laurann Dohner

Tiger is book seven in the New Species series.

Zandy has a history of bad judgment when it comes to men, and she has sworn off relationships. Tiger has watched the males of his kind change when they found their mates and he has sworn never to take one, especially not a human mate. But when the two of them encounter each other, they learn that fate has other ideas. Can they fight their fate or will they accept it?


What did I think? It was an enjoyable fast, easy read. Great for an evening when I needed a break. I like the series and Tiger was a good addition to it.

Busy Busy.

In the last few days I’ve rewritten roughly 150 pages. That’s on top of all the things I usually do, like writing group, knitting group, running kids to and from school, cooking, cleaning, sleeping, etc. I still have quite a ways to go, but I thought 150 pages was good progress for three days work.

First day of rewrites.

I hit 50 pages edited, I feel good about it. I still have quite a bit to go, but 50 pages for the first day is a great start. I’ll keep at it and soon we’ll have the sequel to Change.