This was awkward. Nix stood by the door as I fumbled around in my purse for the key. At last my hand made contact with the cold metal and I brought the small chain out.
When I gazed up, Nix was looking at me like a man torn apart from emotion.
He shook his head, moving toward me. I stepped back until I felt the door, still clutching the doggie bag of pasta and my purse.
“One more time, Rachel,” he whispered. His hand was in my hair, tangling, holding me so I couldn’t move. He tipped my head gently and I felt his hot breath on my neck. “I don’t want you to forget me, no one is around to watch or hear.” His tongue pressed into the mark, and again I felt something extend out, like little fangs going in.
Lightning and fire and a flood of pleasure swept over and through me.
I heard my own cry and how my body responded would have to be added to that pile of lies I carried around.
His grip on my hair lessened and he came up to stare into my eyes.
“Why did you do that?”
His face was inches from mine, the warmth of his breath meeting my cheek.
“Because I want you, Rachel and I always get what I want.”
Jan.18/18 – I wrote the torture scenes in Stepping Off The Blue Planet listening to Donna Summer, I Feel Love. ..,,.. Vercon and Ariella-Two really do care about one another…just not in a straight line.
Release: Just Whisper My Name is available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited
Seventeen year old Rachel Owens learned early on that you don’t get to have every person in your life forever. What she didn’t know was that death wasn’t the only way to be separated from someone.
Three years ago a chance meeting with a stranger delayed her from going home, saving her from the house fire that claimed both her mother and sister. Nix saved her life that fateful day, yet Rachel knew there was something disturbingly different about the stranger.
When her boyfriend Rein ends up in the hospital facing a relapse with cancer, she thinks his mother Marion will be the only hurdle she’ll have to face. Wrong. Suddenly Nix is back and Rachel’s caught between two creatures—Nix the vampire and Yuri the revenant, each trying to recruit Rein into their sect.
As Rein’s condition worsens, the game heats up as the two creatures compete for Rein to join them. Rachel’s life turns up-side-down as they try to force her into persuading Rein to make the final choice.
At first, Rachel sees Nix as a monster, and when he puts his branding on her neck, she is furious. Rachel suspects his goals go beyond recruiting Rein, and as events unfold, she finds she can’t deny her attraction for the handsome vampire.
Jan.4/18 Cover reveal for Just Whisper My Name will be up by the weekend. The book is almost complete and I’ll be in edits next week. Release mid-month date TBA. This is the little fellow we took in from the cold. He’s getting much better and likes the good life.
Hope you had a great Christmas. Cover art for Just Whisper My Name (YA) is nearly complete. We’re in the middle of a cold snap – currently -24 feeling like -33. Pining for summer and BBQ season.
Have yourself a merry little alien…
On the countdown to Christmas! We put up more lights and are ready to settle into the holiday. We’ve been very busy looking after the little cat we brought in from the cold. He’s been to the vet and is now in really good shape and enjoying his plush bed, toys, meals and being fussed over. He’s a gentle soul that simply needed a family to love him. The YA is moving along and I’m looking at a sometime in January release. We are a bit behind due to looking after Red, but the cover art and blurb will be out in the new year. I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and the best in 2018.
The YA is now over 45k and the story is still unfolding. Christmas is getting closer – 17 days to go.
Love the alien Christmas card.
Perhaps our world is just a blue bulb ornament on a much larger “tree” ?
Merry Christmas Netherlands!!!
We had some unexpected visitors recently, a grouse couple stopped by. They were so sweet and very curious. I’ve named them Amos and Dillybar.
Just Whisper My Name is around the 40k mark and is still moving along. Looking at a New Year release for this YA book. I will post a blurb in a couple of weeks. Cover art is in process and will be posted in the next 3 weeks. Our tree is up – this year we opted for no decorations, only colored lights and a cardinal at the top. I’ve been busy baking for the season. It snowed lightly this am and the temps are starting to dip. Two squirrels under the bird feeder, getting all the seed the birds drop. The ravens fly by every day to see if there is bread on offer. I love Christmas and hope you are enjoying this season of falling snow and misted breath! Anne
Welcome to Wednesday. Apparently we are in for a bit of a weather event this afternoon. Should be interesting. High winds and snow. Miss Fish was busy glaring at something out the window this morning. I peeked out to find a huge buck (three pointer) standing at the end of our driveway. He stomped around for about a half hour, then took off into the bush. We are trying to find a home for the cat we took in. He’s such a wonderful soul, but Miss Fish has made it clear she won’t accept him. The YA, Just Whisper My Name, is clipping along and I’m over 35k now and will update as it progresses. Cover art is on the way and I will post it closer to release. It’s almost time to put the tree up and will be getting to that in the next week or so. This year has flown by and I am amazed at how many wonderful things happened. Life is good. There will be another sci fi book in the works sometime next year (2018) – the third book in the Double Helix Nebula series. Cheers and have a great day!
YA title Release: Just Whisper My Name, is moving quickly and is approaching the 30k mark. I will post more in the coming weeks. Currently starting cover art. Hope you are having a great week. We had a cat showing up all summer, and thought he had a home. We even went door to door and put up posters to find out, but no results. He showed up at our door in freezing weather, so we’ve brought him in. Miss Fish isn’t pleased, but will have to learn to adapt. The Black-billed Magpie has been dropping by, as are the ravens and the chipmunk.(Mr.Tough) Life is never boring here. Anne
New Adult Romance (witches/paranormal)
The new YA book is moving along. I’ll announce more about this in the next month. Hope you had a great Halloween. Looks like we’ll be getting some snow today. The deer were here early, vacuuming up the bird seed on the lawn. It’s too cold for Miss Fish to go outside, so she’s been a window cat of late. Check back for updates. Anne
YA, Science Fiction – have a read!
Starting to decorate. On the countdown…
Oct. 3/17 – Grow-Op and Stepping Off The Blue Planet (Double Helix Nebula Series) and The People That Fall Out Of Pictures (MG) will be on kindle unlimited within the next week. Check back for updates. Have a good week! For those who have read any of the books, please post reviews!!! Much appreciated.
I’ve started writing a Young Adult book. I’ll update as it progresses. Hoping you are having a wonderful day!
I’m officially on the countdown to Halloween.
Fall is here!!!
Books 1 + 2 Double Helix Nebula series. Space Opera with a dash of psycho-alien. When Lyra Trask marches off into the desert night to try to negotiate with a splinter group, her life will never be the same. Although this is for adults, it would be suitable for 14+ noting that there is mature content.
Fall is settling in, getting more comfortable as the days slip away and the leaves let go of the branches. This is the best time of year, with cooler temperatures and vivid blue skies. The ravens have been by to collect their bread and the cats have had their daily feed of fish. I’ve been writing a romance (adult – under my other pen name) and finishing up projects before the colder weather lands. I’ll be working on Book 3 in the Double Helix Nebula series after the romance is finished. After that I’ll be working on a YA. I’m really looking forward to Halloween and Christmas and have been making plans already. All is good here.
To those setting off back to school, I wish you a great year and all good things. Be happy, be healthy, stay safe and follow your heart. Best, Anne.
Halloween is 60 days away!!!
It’s Friday, have you narfled the garthok yet? Don’t worry, no one is judging…
If you’ve never watched Coneheads – now is the moment to right this colossal wrong. May the Force be with you.
Aug 8/17 – Have started Book 3 in the Double Helix Nebula series. Will be a busy rest of my summer and fall. Stepping Off The Blue Planet shows the darker side of Vercon and takes a few more trips back to the 1970s. Cheers and have a good week.
Release – Stepping Off The Blue Planet, Book 2 in the Double Helix Nebula series is now available on AMAZON
Grow-Op is now available in print on Amazon. See link below.
Book 2 in the Double Helix Nebula series, Stepping Off The Blue Planet, is now 3/4 completed. Stay tuned for updates about release. This is adult science fiction so I’d recommend an age of 14+. Vercon’s darker nature is revealed and Lyra is put to the test now that they are in space.
Congrats to the first two emailers. Books have been sent. Cheers and watch for more surprise giveaways.
The Virden Pet Network are going to put on an auction. Donations of the following would be helpful: home decor, kitchenware, baked goods, gift certificates, services like shoveling or mowing etc. Please help to support your local shelters/rescues.
When her Grandma Haley warns her to shake the spiders from her shoes, Kim comes to understand those words can also apply to all the unhappy things that life has brought her.
Life hasn’t been kind to Kim Baylor. She’s fourteen going on old. After losing her dad seven years ago, life has gone downhill. Her mom’s drinking is taking a real toll on both their lives and Kim just wants to survive the chaos. Kim is dumped off at her grandma’s farm in small-town Manitoba for the summer, though she hasn’t seen her grandma since before her dad died. Life really starts to change—Kim finds Grandma Haley and her two odd friends aren’t the country bumpkins she’d thought they’d be.
Then life on the farm takes on a spooky twist with paranormal sightings and the legend of Rawlings Mannakee’s lost gold. With Jammer—her grandma’s huge black cat—at her side, she embarks on a summer filled with trying to understand the mysterious events at Haley’s farm, solving the mystery of the missing Mannakee gold and beginning her own process of healing from her mother’s destructive drinking.
Magic is everywhere, if you believe in it.