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Tempted Fate & Lost

As is normal when I attempt to set a deadline to finish a book by, crap happened. I lost 5 working days to it this time around, totally screwing my intentions of getting Discord 8 ready to release by this evening.

For the cherry on top, waking up to massive sinus pressure and headache didn’t start my Sunday off well. Nor did discovering our washing machine is on the fritz.

There’s a reason I seldom set deadlines, y’all. [rolls eyes and huffs]

The sinus/allergy crap cut a chunk of working hours out of today, and I have a couple of things I have to take care of tomorrow. It’s difficult to get into creative mode when stuff’s going on or my head feels as though it’ll explode (I just LOVE our dusty West Texas weather!), which means I’m not sure how much work I’m going to get done tonight or tomorrow.

In short, Discord 8 is delayed AGAIN.

My apologies. AGAIN. It doesn’t make me happy to disappoint people I know are waiting for it. I’ve yet to figure out the magic trick to prevent crap from happening when I set a deadline. When I do, y’all will be the first to know.

By the way, huge THANK YOU for the emails and comments letting me know how excited you are about another Discord!

I WILL be working on it all this week, but I’m not going to tempt fate by saying it’ll be ready to go this coming weekend. Tempting fate once per book is enough to remind me how well that goes. =/


Yikes, I’m Behind

First of all, many apologies about Discord Jones #7. It wasn’t being cooperative at all (I started over three times!). The lack of cooperation led to deciding to write a “snacker” Discord. If you’re a member of the newsletter, you’ve already seen the cover reveal and description for it.

Here are both for everyone else:

DJ_JLM_Cover_4x6 Just Like Magic (Discord Jones #6.5)

Discord is bored: She isn’t being assigned new cases because she’s been outed in the media, resulting in too close for comfort scrutiny. Logan’s suggestion of a weekend getaway sounds like the perfect remedy.

Three whole days of just the two of them and no responsibilities? Hell, yes.

When your boyfriend’s a shifter, the destination is guaranteed to be magical. And where there’s magic, trouble has a tendency to arise.




Just Like Magic is a novella length story (final word count pending final edits), and will be on sale for $1.99 for 7 days upon release.

Aside from Discord #7 being a jerkazoid, something else kind of happened. I’ve been a lot more active in volunteering for our local shelter’s adoption program lately. It’s been time well spent as far as I’m concerned, and well, there are DOGS. Many DOGS. Also, puppies! 🙂

I’d planned to finish Just Like Magic and have it out by Friday, but uh, there was a dog. A pregnant one. She only had 3 days, being an at-large/stray intake, and since our shelter and adoption programs are currently full, would’ve been a top selection for being put down.

Kind of couldn’t let that happen, if I could do anything at all to prevent it.

Turns out, I could do something with the help of others. All I had to do was ask. 🙂

A dear friend of mine, and fellow writer, JC Montgomery, said she’d take and care for Little Momma and her puppies, and ensure they got good homes. My House Hunney volunteered to do transport duty, and eight people donated money for transportation expenses, plus a little extra for vetting expenses.

Long story short, we pulled Little Momma out of the shelter a few hours before her deadline arrived. She and House Hunney are on their way to Reno NV, where JC lives, as I type this. Okay, they may still be asleep at their motel right this minute, but they made it to Mesa AZ last night.

Little Momma is a super sweet, good girl who is taking the trip really well. For our part, we’re all really grateful to have been able to work things out to give her and her future puppies a chance at having good lives. 🙂

Update: Little Momma now has a Facebook page!