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Last month I was really happy with the new look for my 'moon' series.

Two weeks in, and I started disliking the covers. Intensely.

I found out that I had miscategorized the series. The tags were all wrong. The covers didn't say "dark fantasies on a moonlit night".

Nothing matched.

Previewing books in the dark fantasy category on Amazon everything fell into place.

Introducing Bad Mojo: The Complete Series.

New categories: dark fantasy, crime

I am releasing the series in it's entirety first, not last. If all goes well I plan to release the books individually sometime in the near future.

New (shorter) blurb:
A crime writer embarks on a killing spree by means of voodoo magic. Traveling across the country under the guise of a promotional tour for her successful debut novel, she uses details of the murders to maintain her best-seller status with an upcoming episodic thriller series.


New titles:
Long Night Moon is now Magic Moon
Wolf Moon is Metamorphosis Moon
Hunger Moon is Mournful Moon
Worm Moon is Masterminds Moon
Fish Moon is Mesmerizing Moon
Flower Moon is Malevolence Moon
Strawberry Moon is Mayhem Moon
Thunder Moon is Messenger Moon
Red Moon is Meanness Moon
Harvest Moon is Make-Believe Moon
Hunter's Moon is Masquerade Moon
Beaver Moon is Monster Moon
Cold Moon is Melancholy Moon

Excerpt from Chapter One of Book One:
Virgil awoke late at night to find his wife gone. He kicked off cold and clammy bedcovers, box springs screeched when he got up. A steady breeze, weighed down with humidity, carried the vanilla-like fragrance of Joe-Pye weed and the barely audible sound of laughter through an open window.

He stood behind fluttering white sheers and watched Marie trot across the back yard, her long black curls bouncing with each footfall. The opaque security light above the barn doors cast an eerie pallor through the limbs of an old elm draped with Spanish moss. He noticed her belly, in the narrow space between her shirt and shorts, seemed rounder than normal. He lazily scratched his ass, wondered what the hell she’s doing.

A man stepped out of the shadows, and drew her into an embrace. They kissed for a moment, then entered the barn.

Marie came back out. She turned her head side to side, looked up. Virgil leaned back without thinking.

The man clasped her hand. “C’mere, baby.” He brought a shiny metal flask to his lips and took a long swig.

She giggled again. “Gimme some.”

Sh! Not now.” He pulled her into the barn, loosely swung one door shut, the other already latched at the top.

* * *

Virgil slipped through the half closed door. Stood beneath the loft and listened to the rough’n ready sounds of raw lust. Glossy photos in his dog-eared girlie magazines flashed through his mind. He hiked the leather rifle strap onto his shoulder, gripped the sides of the wooden ladder. Slowly mounted the rungs; aware one always squeaks.



This And That

I changed the name of my 'moon' series back to the original (from Luna Touye to Bad Mojo). Luna caused a bit of confusion since the main character in this story uses Luna Touye for the title of her series. Took down all five Luna Touye Bundle Books. Left the collection up (The Complete Bad Mojo Series).

While I was at it I made new covers. I love them.

After a long absence, I have returned nearly all my books to Amazon. And lo and behold! Readers are finding me.

I trunked the romance story I tried so hard to write. Mainly because I tried so hard to write it. I am not a romance writer. I love action, adventure, and mystery... but not the fluffy kind. In my books: The F-word is used, occasionally. Main characters won't hesitate to spill blood. Husbands and boyfriends don't think twice about cheating. There are no happy endings. I should write what I read. I had the romance story all planned out. Even made a nice cover. But my heart just wasn't in it. I'm pretty sure readers could tell.

I'm writing a new book featuring Detective Gary Northcutt from Bad Mojo series and Sheriff Rusty Nichols from Backwoods Justice trilogy. They're going to meet somewhere in between Point Jove and New Orleans to track down a kidnapper and murderer. I hope to release it this summer.

A lot of plans are in the works. I've been slowly getting my ducks in a row since my accident.

What’s Happening

CAPTIVITY: My FREE ‘first in series’ novel is doing great on all venues. Sales of Books Two and Three are on the rise.

Thank you, to everyone who downloaded a copy!

Promotional Sites: I’ve submitted Captivity, Book One in Backwoods Justice Trilogy, to: NewFreeKindleBooks, Hunt 4 Freebies, Frugal Freebies, Armadillo eBooks, eBookLister, iLoveEbooks, Kobo Free Titles, OneHundredFreeEbooks

Upcoming Submissions: Books on the Knob, E-book Deal of the Day, Free-eBooks.net, eBooks Habit, eReader Utopia, Indie Book of the Day, Kindle Nation Daily, eBook Hunter, Daily Free eBooks, Digital Book Today, Flurries of Words, Pixel of Ink, Book Deal Hunter, Book Deals Daily, eBook Stage, eBook Universe, eReader Perks, Feed Your Reader, FreeBooks.com, Indie Book Bargains, Indie Book Lounge, Indie Book of the Day, Indie Unlimited, Pretty Hot, Read Cheaply, Read Freely

Broken arm (wrist, actually) update: I wore a splint and a sling for six weeks. Couldn’t afford the inflated ‘bone doctor’ fee so I didn’t get an actual cast. I referred to the splint as a cast to keep from having to explain what was going on. Truth is I never knew how lousy my company’s insurance was until I needed to use it; out-of-pocket costs were higher. My wrist didn’t heal properly because it was never properly set. Typing is still a challenge.

Current projects: A short romance story | a mystery/suspense novella or novel

Captivity Featured

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Backwoods Justice Trilogy

Interwoven tales of mystery, murder, and romance in a small, tourist town.

CAPTIVITY — The gruesome discovery of a woman’s corpse in the small tourist resort of Point Jove, Missouri draws Sheriff Josh Wolfe, a widower who enjoys tinkering with his award winning hot rod, into the most perilous case of his career. Hounded by the townsfolk and media, Wolfe exhausts every conventional method for solving the crime. The investigation comes to a standstill. Then, four more residents disappear. Everyone is convinced Rhone County is harboring a serial kidnapper who chooses his victims by chance. Wolfe believes the people are not only related to one another but are somehow tied to the last surviving member of the county’s namesake. Time is not only running out for Sheriff Wolfe but for his lover, dissatisfied wife of a homebuilder, held against her will at the Rhone family’s abandoned sawmill where spilled gasoline awaits a lighted match.

BETRAYAL — A reporter furthers his budding career as a crime scene photographer by filming new construction being set ablaze by his older brother, who has a dark secret of his own.

PAYBACK — A deadly game of geocaching goes awry when hidden clues to the whereabouts of a kidnapped victim are swept away in a flash flood.

Featuring Sheriff Josh Wolfe of KILLING SUMMER.


CAPTIVITY is FREE

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Writing

My arm will be in a cast for six weeks. Typing with one hand is difficult because when I'm writing my mind is always racing ahead of my fingers, it's easy to lose track. I've already made the book cover and an outline. There's no reason not to work on my new romance story. If I feel the story slipping away from me I can jot down my thoughts on Post-it Notes. I probably won't have it ready by Valentine's Day like I planned, and that's okay.

Broken Arm

Broke my arm.

New story on hold.

Chicken-pecking on keyboard not working.

Oh woe is me.