Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
This book blew me away the sex scenes between Chloe and Six were so hot they nearly melted my kindle!! The book goes back to the start of what was happening between the two rival biker gangs. I love Six's caring side which was hard for such a tough guy to show. I thought Chloe would never come around to falling for him and that nearly drove me crazy. But I do love a good story where they have to fight for their love and this book did not disappoint me. Lissa Jay has created a great series and I can't wait to read what comes next. 5 Stars here! Critique from Clare Roden.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
I found out last Friday that I got the contract for Wyatt's Bounty. I had been worried as most authors are with submitting a new work, but while the hard part is still ahead with edits, I couldn't be happier. I take nothing for granted in the crazy world of writing.
I know you folks who have read Sawyer's Rose are anxiously waiting to read Wyatt's Story and for that I am grateful. The funny thing is several beta and critique partners have said they loved Wyatt's story more than Sawyer's. At first I cringed but then I realized this is probably a good thing.
Again the edits take time and evidently I have my work cut out for me but I am ready to make this story the best it can be. So stayed tuned and I will post the steps until Wyatt hits the trail some time I suppose in 2017. It always seems like a long wait but the lessons I learned with Sawyer's Rose made the story a better on and my hopes are you wont be disappointed once you have Wyatt in your hands.
Wyatt is the second brother in the series: The McCades of Cheyenne and he has a thing for the town's physician, Tess Sullivan.
For those of you wondering...
What happens when a bounty hunter set on revenge has to rescue the woman who walked away?
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Bad Company (Company of Sinners MC #1)
by Lissa Jay
I don't normally read MC books but I was attracted by the cover and the blurb. I had a hard time trying to put it down. I loved all the emotions and feelings that the characters made me feel and I shed a tear or two.
I'm not going to go through the plotline of the story as the blurb says it all but I enjoyed this book so much that I will definitely be reading the next book in the series. 5 well deserved stars!!! Critique by Clare Roden.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Frantic about her grieving daughter's latest rebellion, defense attorney Taylor Adams is determined to turn Lucas away. But Lucas won't take no for an answer, and finally Taylor agrees to help. While Taylor works the case and tries to keep her daughter from becoming involved with his son, she and Lucas regain their previous closeness.
Soon an accident turns the tables, and Taylor has to reveal her most protected secret when she's the one begging Lucas to save her daughter's life.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
I will be speaking about Sawyer's Rose at the Auburn Public Library on June 25th at 2:00pm So those of you in the area need to come out and say hello! I must admit I am a bit nervous as I have never been good at public speaking, but it boils down to wanting to get my story out there! So many of us introverted writers do it anyway. Kind of scary that my name is first, but I will have a few fun things there and of course books for purchase along with fun swag giveaway. Come join the fun!
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
1) I am a Christian.
2) I hate to eat fish, but I like other seafood like crab legs, shrimp and oysters.
3) I played ten years of girls softball, the old high slow pitch. I was a catcher and third baseman.
4) I have water skied, snow skied, roller skated like a champ & busted my rear on ice skates.
5) I have spinnakered on a sail in Can Cun and snorkled off St. Maartin.
6) I am a percussionist. I play drums, xylophone, bells, tympani, tri-toms and a good bit more.
7) I am a certified keelboat sailor and passed the boating and written test with a 97.
8) I spent 5 summer vacations whale-watching off the coast of Gloucester Massachusetts.
9) I have seen the group Alabama at over 400 plus concerts.
10) I gave birth to a 9.25 pound baby girl that more than one physician told me I would never have.
11) I managed the paperwork and travel to bring home a daughter from China.
12) I graduated Nursing school and have a Masters in Adult Learning.
13) I hate to fly.
\14) Clowns scare the hell out of me. Ever read Stephen King's IT? Shhh, don't tell anyone.
15) I have seen a number of plays over the years: Fiddler on the Roof, Stomp, Grease, Diego.
16) I only write in pencil. I hardly ever write with a pen and I print, no cursive.
17) I do not like coconut anything. And no anchovies please.1
8) I went to the opening ceremonies of the Olympic in Atlanta in 1996.
19) I held a baby tiger once in Can Cun and another time in Myrtle beach.
20) I had my picture made with the African Queen, the boat used in the movie.
21) I pulled all my baby teeth by the time I was ten...no fair. 22) ICruised to Nova Scotia once.
23) I get motion sick easy, Bonine for all long trips unless I am driving.
24) I Volunteered at ZooAtlanta for over a year.
25) I Saw a Picasso exhibit once and relics from the Titantic.
26) I've Been to Biltmore several times.
27) I hate musicals. Do not break out in song in the middle of my drama.
28) I was born while my father was in Viet Nam. He came home when I was five months old.
29) I have lived in Georgia, Texas and Tennessee.
30) I rode a motor cycle from age 6 until my teen years. My Dad didn't have sons.
31) I Once I played ball for a church team and when we didn't have enough players my mom played. She and I alone were responsible for 30 points.
32) I lived in Nashville only down the street from Dolly Parton before she got to be a big name.
33) When I was first born, my mom worked in my grandmothers daycare and I lived there in a crib.
34) I caught my first bass at age 3. Still love to fish.
35) When I was young I got up before the TV even came on and would sit and watch the static. age 3.
36) I learned to swim at five.
37) I am a total introvert and no I can't just get over it. ISTJ too!
38) I once worked in my grandparent's western store.
39) I worked at my father's Tire company.
40) I worked with the handicapped citizens of Clayton County before I was a nurse.
41) I played flag football in high school.
42) I have milked a cow.
43) I finaled in the Maggies and the Golden Heart. (OR Sawyer's Rose did.)
44) I fear spiders. Not snakes or lizards. Spiders. They know what you are thinking.
45) I was voted helping hands nurse of the year in 2003.
46) I have slept on the balcony of a hotel all night.
47) I have an Olympic Pin collection.
48) I snore...sometimes.
49) I love the beach and the mountains, but what I love best is being on vacation.
50) And...I am fifty.
And there is much more but you might have to wait another 50 to find out.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Sawyer's Rose will be released on March 18th, 2016!!! I will be so excited to finally hold an actual book in my hand! I may be just like Ralphie on A Christmas Story when he gets his "Red Rider BB gun with a compass in the stock" and sleeps with it all night. In fact, I may not put it down for a week!
It's been a heck of a ride getting to this point. I was thinking back to when I first got the idea for this story. I had recently joined Georgia Romance Writers and even though I had completed three stories, I quickly learned I had not written them very well and so I set them aside determined to write a story in that magic little romance box that publishers wanted. And so I thought, I can write a mail-order-bride story. I had just finished reading a bit of history on such brides and I was learning a lot at writing meetings and with critique partners---but I still had a lot to learn.
What I learned first was that I couldn't write the story that would fit right into that box. I had to write the story inside my head and from my heart. That is not saying the story didn't need work. I think I rewrote Sawyer nine times before getting a contract and several more times with editing for publication, but I just knew I had something--and I did. Sawyer's Rose was a finalist in the 2014 Maggie Awards and a 2015 Golden Heart Finalist which is still mind-blowing to me and I do not take any of the ride with Sawyer for granted. After all, when I look at the road behind me, there was a lot of dust kicked up along the way and so my hope is that all the blood, sweat, and tears means it will be the story a lot of you are waiting on!
(One commenter will win a silver horse bracelet, drawing to be held this Friday night!)
Aug. 2011-Started the book I've meant to write all my life.