Upcoming Changes to Website & Newsletter

Hi, folks! For most of my writing career, my blog has been the primary way I've connected with readers. I enjoy blogging, but let's face it, I'm not very consistent with it. So, I'm making some changes.

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Upcoming Schedules, Play Projects in the Wings, and a few sneak peeks…

Greetings! I've been busy lately, so I haven't been blogging nearly as much as I should be. I've got a lot going on, and it's time to share some of my schedule with you! I actually have release dates on

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Playing with Fire Free Book Days, Water Viper Now Available!!!!

In case you couldn't tell by the excessive number of exclamation points, I'm really excited about what's going on this week. First, May 16 is my birthday, and I'm celebrating as always, with a new book

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RJ’s Free Book Buying Binge, April 7, 2017

I really enjoy Danielle Bourdon's royal romance books. In December 2015, I bought six books of this one series. I had a formatting issue, which was kinda taken care of… and then I read the ones in

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One of these Days…

We all have something we'd like to do ‘one of these days.' It's a little bit like my unreleased shelf of shame; I toss the manuscripts that I feel should never see the light of day. A lot of my ‘one

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RJ’s Free Book Buying Binge, April 1, 2017. (No, This is Not a Joke–or a Drill!)

So many disclaimers, so little time. I'll make a list. I have a cold. Expect nonsense. I'm bored. Expect nonsense. I'm not looking for naughty books, but I will find them. Expect mockery–and nonsense. I

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Change of Plans… Oopsy!

Ah, the flavor of putting my foot in my mouth. So scrumptious. Not. One thing I love about being an indie author is being able to shift my schedule around because stuff happens. Stuff has happened. Mostly,

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Playing with Fire on Sale March 2 – March 9, 2017 ($0.99, US) (Mar 5-12 0.99, UK!)

Playing with Fire (A Magical Romantic Comedy) is on sale as a countdown deal for those in the US until March 9. UK readers, it'll be on sale between March 5-12. (I'm sorry I forgot about you. I do love

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The Process of Picking Projects

On the best of days, my release schedule is a chaotic mess. On the surface, there's no rhyme or reason to my publication decisions. There actually is. And a lot of it has to do with you, my readers.

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New Release: Playing with Fire: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count)

Playing with Fire: A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) has released! Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution. What

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Adventures on Amazon: RJ’s Book Buying Binge, January 26, 2017.

After a really hard (but productive!) day editing, it is time to unwind and continue my search for my next new favorite author. For some reason, I thought ‘funny urban fantasy' would be a good start.

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It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to say enough is enough.

For as long as I can remember, I have been told how important it is for me to do shit like ‘accept what you can't change' and ‘go with the flow.' Embrace differences, listen to everyone's

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RJ’s Free Book Buying Binge (Jan 23, 2017.)

When shit happens, sometimes the best (only?!) solution is to go buy books. When your budget doesn't agree with you (boo) and you've had a bad day, sometimes the only solution is to go buy free books. So,

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Reviews, TBR Piles, and Preorders, oh my…

Today, I should have written coffee instead of tea, but I'm just going to roll with it. I'm going to start this post with a rant. I almost used the obscene gestures picture, but this one seemed a lot more

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State of the Blain Address: January 2017

It has been a while since I've posted anything to my blog. Sorry about that. January 1, 2017, my husband's aunt died. I'll just say it put a crimp on some of my plans for the start of 2017. My editor hasn't

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Book Release: Plundered Chronicles: The House Lost at Sea

The House Lost at Sea, a Plundered Chronicles kindle worlds story, has released! Catalina de la Corona, the former Pirate Princess of the Seven Seas, has lived an unnaturally long life due to a terrible

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A Release Announce, plus Witch & Wolf Three Novel Box Set is on Sale (Plus other goodies!)

Happy Holidays, folks! It's that time of year. The holidays are in full swing, most of us have eaten far too much turkey (and other delicious foods) for our own good, and are settling in for the Christmas

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Progress Report: Water Viper

Little is as satisfying as finishing a novel. When I complete the first draft, it's a triumphant moment. No matter how many books I write, I'm always thrilled when I turn an idea into something others

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Formatting in Scrivener: Setting Up a Basic Project

  Formatting is one of the more frustrating elements of preparing a book for publication. Due to money (and the lack thereof), I have taken to doing my own formatting for both print and e-book editions.

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Defining ‘Strength’ in Fiction

  Grace Draven began asking her reader and writer friends a few really interesting questions lately, questions I hold close to the heart. One of them included a request to define what a strong heroine

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