Predator’s Rescue Release Day!

A lot of readers have told me they’re excited for this day and it’s finally here! Predator’s Rescue, Gemini Island Shifters 7, is now available at all e-outlets and the first reviews have been great. I hope you love Jani and Fleur’s story.


Tiger shifter Jani Fodor should have washed his hands of Fleur Bissette long ago. However, when she disappears from the shape-shifter sanctuary on Gemini Island, he can’t forget her, and launches a fraught two-week search to find her. He thinks she’ll be grateful but the petulant she-wolf resents his intrusion in her life.

Jani recently liberated Fleur from a vicious cult of shape-shifters, where she was brainwashed by the sadistic August Crane. The wolf shifter terrorized their friends at the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island. Labeled a “bad girl” all her life, Fleur knows she’ll never fit in with the good guys at the Ursa, no matter how much Jani tries to convince her of their regard. Besides, she can’t stay with Jani. Although he’s the closest thing she’s ever had to a friend, their chemistry is explosive in the worst way.

When a new menace arises, in the form of a vicious drug dealer with a grudge, Jani is adamant Fleur accept his help to rehabilitate her addict mother and remove her from the influence of her dealer. Fleur accepts Jani’s assistance but as they work together, friendship erupts into passion. Neither can deny their lust-struck spirit animals, and before long, they realize their connection runs deeper than they ever expected.

Despite the threats posed by the drug dealer, the worst danger of all dwells inside Fleur. Haunted by the spirit of August Crane, Fleur is inundated by visions that torment her. She is consumed by guilt and plagued by old hostilities. Can this bad girl make good? And is Jani’s love enough to save her from her demons?

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Give good blurb.

I’ve heard it time and again. If you want to sell a book, write a good blurb. Many readers have told me they purchase books based on two things: recommendations/reviews from friends and catchy blurbs. A gorgeous cover might snag some interest but the blurb will keep that interest.

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Today I am in the midst of writing a blurb for my contemporary romance work-in-progress. The book is nearing completion (God willing) and I figured it was time. Normally I write the blurb sooner because having a blurb on hand helps me focus the story.  It’s a good reminder of what the character wants and what sorts of obstacles she encounters.

I don’t like long blurbs. In my opinion, short and sweet is most effective. This isn’t the moment to delve into motivations for that minor character who pops in at the start of chapter eight, waves ‘Hello’ and disappears. Although that character may play a part in the narrative, the reader doesn’t need to know that level of detail in the blurb. All the reader wants to know at this point is genre, who the main characters are and the nature of the conflict. In romance, the reader probably also wants a sense of whether or not the conflict will resolve. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen readers complain that a book ended on an unexpected cliffhanger, with the love relationship in true peril. A romance reader wants assurance the love will endure, in my opinion.

I’ve learned one thing writing blurbs. If I can’t write a concise description of the book, there may be an issue with my plot. If my blurb wanders, my story might be wandering.  If I can describe the plot in a few, punchy sentences, I know my story is headed in the right direction.

Today, as I embark on writing a blurb, I will have all these thoughts in mind. And I will admit, if the blurb sounds “Meh,” I might have to return to the drawing board.

I aim to give good blurb.

Captain Morgan is the only good pirate.

Argh! Don’t we all love a swashbuckler? Images of Johnny Depp, that rascal, come immediately to mind.

Frankly, I’m not so jazzed on pirates these days. When you’re on the receiving end of pirating, your opinions tend to harden.

This week started out well for me. For the first time ever, I was able to arrange unprecedented discounts on my Gemini Island Shifters series. Seriously, the prices are nuts! Predator’s Kiss is currently available for a mere $0.99. The other books have been discounted as well. I was so happy to be able to offer this to my readers.

In the same week, I discovered these exact books on three separate pirate sites. Three. One of them had the entire series up for free downloads. With one of the sites, I wasn’t even able to submit a take down notice because the form on the site was wonky. So that site keeps my books, I guess, free for anyone to download.

Finding my books on these sites (again- this isn’t the first time- people keep uploading them), left a bad taste in my mouth. Why arrange for sales at all when others steal the books?

I hope people realize these sites are bad, not just for the author, but possibly for your computers. We all know viruses are a threat. To be honest, I sometimes wish viruses on those who upload and download my books via these sources. A pox on you nasty vermin! Argh (grunt, grunt.)

The fact is pirating remains a serious threat to authors. Like any other job, we need to get paid. So do the folks who help us publish our books. I would never walk into a store and expect the clerk to give me a pair of jeans at no charge. Why then is it okay for some people to demand free books? It makes no sense to me.

How can you help your favorite authors? Buy our books from reputable sites. How do you know it’s not a legitimate freebie? Chances are if you have to pay for it elsewhere, it’s not a freebie. When in doubt, check the author’s website. I guarantee you she will have posted information on a freebie. We all do to increase sales.

This whole situation makes me want to cuddle with a bottle of Captain Morgan, the only good pirate in town. Even that Johnny Depp was sketchy.