Friday, March 17, 2017

No Friday Five...but Four Sexy Men...

I'll admit it. 
My brain is in the Spring Break Zone, which means no Friday Five post for today. 
Instead I gift you with four sexy men standing in the middle of a lot of green for St. Patrick's Day. Forgive me? 
I'll be back next week...
smiles,
Christi

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hope...

I feel like I need to put this quote into the beginning of Found At the Bookstore. The idea of hope plays such an integral part of that story.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A late Friday Five...3/10



Being an eclectic writer...

I know it feels like it's been forever since I had a release. Believe me, I get it, and I'm over here working feverishly trying to fix that. 



In the past week, I have worked on four books:
1. I finished the first draft of Found At the Bookstore.
2. I sent a secret project to the proofreader.
3. I sent Believe in the Wish to my editor.
4. I'm writing on the first draft of Shiver.

In other words, please be patient with me for a little bit longer. I have a TON coming at you. 

But with that being said, I realize my release schedule for this year is very m/m heavy...with only an m/m/f thrown into the mix. 

So, I'm trying to push through and carve out time to finish an m/f romantic suspense that I started a couple of years ago. I love the start of it...but other projects have just taken precedence...so it's never been finished. 


M/f readers, don't abandon me. I promise I have things coming for you...despite how it looks right now.


What I'm listening to...
Last week while we were in San Antonio, the new Ed Sheeran album dropped. I love it so much, but this song works for me so much. Even my 9 yo came in when it was playing and stopped everything to listen and download it. I love it!




Reality TV is back...
95% of the time, I don't watch TV. I haven't since I took up writing full time. Something in my schedule had to give...TV was it. But it's not fair to my husband to ignore him in the evenings, so I tend to be in the living room in the evenings. I just don't watch whatever's on while I work on my laptop. 



This time of the year, that all changes. We religiously watch two reality shows and they're both back. I love them so much and am so happy to have these shows back in my life (and upon typing that, I'm now feeling like maybe my life is more than a little sad...LOL!)


Lemon Zinger Tea is a gift from the germ gods...

If you're on any of my social media, you know I've been sick this week (if you aren't on my FB, be thankful...because I'm seriously whiney when I'm sick). But this week I'm so thankful for Lemon Zinger Tea. It's not a miracle cure, but when I have a cold/sore throat there is nothing better. I've lived with this in my mug this week...you know, in between all the whining.



Hallelujah...Spring Break is next week!

Nine straight days of sleeping in. 
I am so ready. 
I love my bed. 
I can't wait.


Have a great weekend, everyone! I hope you find a great read this weekend AND spend some quality time in your bed, too. 
smiles,
Christi

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Five...Military Edition for 3/3...


Today's Friday Five has a very special meaning for me. 
It's the military edition of the Friday Five...


Why a military edition today?

Today I'm in San Antonio at Lackland AFB for my son's graduation from Air Force Basic Training. 


Yes, there have been a few tears shed. Seriously, i love this kid so much and I'm so proud of him today. He's turned 22 since he left for basic...and I look at that photo above and see the man that he's become...a man that I am so happy to have raised.

This right here (below) is my whole heart in a single photo....


*****



The military man I loved first...
I met him his first year in the Air Force...and then spent 20 years as a military spouse. 

He's retired now, but there's still something about him when he puts on that uniform that makes my heart clench. I come by my fascination with military romance naturally that way. 

I've loved a military man and lived through the deployments and the stresses. 
But there's something about the military that just makes them special. 
It takes a special kind of hero to do what our military does day in and day out.


*****



Now, let's talk books!

Today is the release day for a new military romance. I got to read an early copy of this book and loved it. This series (this is the first book in the series) features two military heroes...Walsh is the hero of this book. 

Walsh and Damian (hero in book #3 in the series) were part of a squad who lost four members in Afghanistan when an IED blew up their MRAP. Now they work at Ghost Squad Charities...doing work in those fallen heroes' hometowns to honor their passions. 

Right now, this book is available at a special new release price of only $.99. I dare you to go try out this debut author. I think you'll like the writing.

Story Blurb:
My parents were conmen and I was their tool. I learned how to cheat, connive, and charm my way out of any circumstance. But now I’m respectable...kind of. Yeah, my life is still a lie, but that’s because I have no choice. My best friend, who’s also my boss, needs me to lie to keep our billion-dollar charity going. It’s complicated. 

But all the lies are about to end. I just have to finish one final task...taking over a brewery. Easy, right?

Not so much. Because that brewery is part of a custody battle between mother and daughter. The mother owns it. The daughter thinks it should be hers. I’m caught in the middle. Not normally a bad place to be when it comes to two feisty women.

But I’m falling for the daughter and when my lies come to light, everything is going to unravel. And then my future with the brewery and the girl will be shot to hell. 

My boss probably won’t be too happy with me either...

*****


My top 5 military romantic suspense writers:
1. Suzanne Brockmann
2. Cindy Gerard
3. M.L. Buchman
4. Julie Ann Walker
5. Abigail Roux

I've been a superfan of military romance for a long, long time. There are so many authors who do it incredibly well, but those five above are my absolute auto-buy authors. They're awesome!!
*****


Some military eye-candy...

You all have been very sweet to let me brag about my military men, I thought you earned some military eye-candy. Because let's face it...there's nothing better than a man in uniform...unless he's part way (or all the way) out of it...




Have a great weekend everyone!
My challenge to you...go find you a  military romance story to cuddle up with this weekend.
smiles,
Christi