Thursday, January 24, 2013

Finders Keepers - Sample Treat

Finders Keepers is getting a new life as a reissued e-book on Kindle and Nook. The book was originally published in 2003. It was my second book and start of a series of four college friends facing the big world. Right not, I'm re-editing and "modernizing" parts of the story. The upload to the digital platform should be at the end of January. Stay tuned.

Here's a sample:




 Nicole stuck the key in the car door before turning to him. “Excuse me?” A glimmer of hope zipped through him.

“Next month, I’ll come to give you that review,” Brad said. Later, she would blame it on stress.

Nicole strutted over to where Brad stood. She pulled him down toward her. Still clutching his starched white shirt, she raised on tiptoe and planted a firm kiss on Brad’s mouth.

The act didn’t have any meaning, at first. Anger still sizzled through her petite frame, and she wanted to rip someone’s head off because she had been blindsided. The intent was to lash out, scream, vent.

One look at Brad with his wonderfully sculpted lips, and instead she wanted to kiss him. Another shocker for the night was the faint tremor of delight shooting sparks throughout her body. Instead of a few seconds of brazen behavior, she lingered. Swooned was more like it.

His lips opened and she followed suit giving him entry for the deliciously lazy swirl of his tongue. With a soft sigh, she sagged within his massive arms.

He pulled away first and the small space between them allowed the cold night air to quickly douse the flames of desire. “Should I take that as a yes that it’s okay to come and review your B-and-B?”

Nicole didn’t respond at first and turned to head over to her car. The truth was that she couldn’t trust herself to talk.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Off To Write...Projects Underway

As I stare at the calendar and all those months ahead, and I look at the list of writing projects that await my attention, I know it's going to be a bumpy ride.  One of the paths to success, and I do plan to be successful, is to control my environment, as much as possible.

Of course, I know life happens. I won't always have the perfect writing bubble.

One of the things that I will be doing is the occasional self-exile from social media--I'll give heads up, so folks don't have to wonder.  In addition, I'm also going to limit my appearances this year. I have one conference that I'm co-chairing. Everything else, unfortunately, will have to be set aside for the year. This means that all plans to go to several conferences are no longer viable.

It's hard to cut off oneself because of feeling obligated, feeling that you'll miss out on something, or it's just plain fun to hang out.  But I have an aggressive schedule for several projects to come to life. And this is what I'll have to do to get there.

Hang in there with me.

I'm looking forward to rolling out each project and filling your reading lists.

Peace,

Michelle Monkou