Monday, September 26, 2011

MONARCH—The Book of Choice

Monarch butterflies are exciting and unique and so is the book by Michelle Davidson Argyle. You can find her here.

You don’t always know whether you’ll like a book you pick up, but I was happy to find that I kept thinking about the characters and the plot. I enjoyed reading it, from first page to last. It was well written and she weaved the intrigue and the story so well. Not to mention, she’s a really nice person. It’s definitely worth it!

MONARCH is a thriller about Nick, a CIA agent on his last mission. Before he can retire, he’s framed for murder and running from drug lords and the CIA. He seeks out Lilian, a beautiful woman from his past, for refuge. What ensues is a thrilling ride as he tries to protect those he cares about and attempts to clear his name. The story is woven well with the past and the present. I enjoyed reading it and I hope you do too. I’m giving away my ARC to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment before midnight on Sunday, October 2, and I’ll announce the winner Monday, October 3.

Good luck!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I recently read BLOODBORNE by Gregg Luke.

From the back cover:

One ordinary afternoon, research specialist Dr. Erin Cross steps into a local deli to get some lunch and nearly takes a bullet instead. Thanks to timely intervention from a former Marine, she walks away from the seemingly freak incident. But when she returns to find her lab under security lockdown and her apartment ransacked, she realizes the attack was anything but random. Erin can't make sense of the threat, given her low profile after a disastrous H1N1 vaccine trial. She doesn't know that her former colleague has used the virus to develop a potent bioweapon or that her recent research holds a key to his success. And she doesn't know that his collaborators want her dead before she blows the whistle.

She flees for her life with the help of Sean Flannery, the former Marine, who is the only person she dares trust. But, can she really trust him? And what will happen when those searching for her actually find her?

I was definitely hooked from the first page. I mean, when you get a text message during lunch telling you that you are about to die, that's pretty gripping. The book continued to deliver action and suspense. There was intrigue and questions of who to trust. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others. If you want to know who she can really trust, you'll just have to go get the book and read it yourself.

You can purchase BLOODBORNE here. Also, you should go check him out here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Insecure Writers Support Group

Alex J. Cavanaugh, who you can find here, started this amazing support group. There are so many of us out there. Alex had to have been inspired. To find out more, go find his blog. He's pretty darn awesome.

My insecurity--I have felt at times like I'd never get anywhere with my writing, never finish anything, never get to where I'd like to be with my writing . . . and the list goes on.

But, I also feel like as long as I continue to press forward, it's okay. Maybe I haven't been writing the two to three hours a day I had once planned--so what? If I do some researching one day, some brainstorming the next, some free writing, and then some outlining, I'm still working on my story, right? So, why should I beat myself up if I haven't written 10,000 words today, or even 2,000? I shouldn't. And neither should you.

Do you have insecurities? What do you do?

Friday, September 2, 2011


The fabulous Michelle at Perfecting the Craft asked to interview me on her blog. I know. I was shocked too. But it was fun and I hope you will all go to her blog and check it out. My answers are short. It won't take long.

Okay. Okay. If you don't want to read about me, at least go check out Michelle's blog. It's beautimous and so is she. You can do it HERE.