Dear Aunt Blenda,

It's been 7 years. Wow. 7 years, I can't believe it. When my phone rang and dad said those words, "Blenda's gone." I lost it. I barely remember what happened after that. I know I screamed, but everything else is a blur. 

That week was hell. Your house still smelled of you. Your address book had your beautiful handwriting in it. You had just wrote our new Florida address. I knew you were there. Watching us mourn. 

When grandma asked me to write and read a poem at your funeral, I was scared. I didn't think I could do it, but you whispered your words to me.


















I wrote them in the car in my notebook as we drove back to your house. I refuse to write anything else in it. I only bring it out once a year. 

I dedicated my book to you. Your free spirit contributes a lot to my writing. We shared a love for poetry and blue mascara. 

Our family still bears the scars of your death. It shaped and molded us all differently. 

In my dedication I meant what I said, I miss you every single day. Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for loving us, even though sometimes you put your love for your family ahead of loving yourself. You are amazing! 

I love you, Aunt Blenda.

Love Always,
Your Niece 


Deadly Revelation is LIVE - a day early

Why wait until the 8th to download, Deadly Revelation when you can do it right now. Surprise! I was surprised as well, but, hey, no complaints from this lady.
















Deadly Deception left you with, "What the what?!?!" and I have thrown you right back to where you left off. Except, Anne is going a bit crazy, Carter is still a twisted psychopath, and Adam shows off his temper. 

Yes, back to the nuttyville we go;-)

Amazon Blurb:

Love. 
Dr. Anne Montgomery’s heart and soul belongs to Adam Whitney but her tyrannical husband, Carter Montgomery, continues his ruthless reign by punishing Anne with another murder. Will Carter succeed and take away everyone Anne has ever cared about? 

Family. 
Something Anne has craved since childhood. Dr. Casey Adler has been the only one Anne considered a sister, until Claire Monroe enters her life. Can her newfound sister be trusted? 

Betrayal. 
Someone close to Anne is helping Carter and everyone is a suspect. As revenge consumes her, she slips further away from Adam but will unexpected news thrust her into the darkness, or will Anne battle the demons and take her life back? 


My Confession: I Hated The Ending, Too.

I've had a couple of months to really process what happened to, Deadly Deception. It didn't bomb after it's re-release in October but it was met with harsh critiques about the ending. It wasn't suppose to be 'the' ending, more of a cliffhanger or eluding to the next book, but it has been perceived as an abrupt ending and that I simply gave up and called it a day.

I didn't give up. I didn't. What I did do is agree with my publisher's wishes. They wanted it to "end on a romantic note". The original wasn't going to end as it did. It was completely different but with the combination of the self-published, Deadly Deception and the Deadly Redemption manuscript, the suggestions were to change it and all closures would be found in Deadly Revelation. 

I didn't want to do that. I disagreed. 

However, in the end, I changed the end and the backlash has whipped me hard. Broken my confidence. I questioned every word I ever wrote. I'm frightened beyond rational thought as to what readers will think of Deadly Revelation. I'm seeking redemption for Dr. Anne and for myself. 

I'm seeking forgiveness for an ending I signed off on. I don't blame my publisher or the time constraint or my editor. I blame myself. I wasn't forced to sign on the dotted line. I did that. After one of the best editors in the business and two copy editors combed through my book, I found difficulty swallowing the last page. I had to choke it down with a bottle of wine and a container of cookie dough ice cream. 

To all those who wrote in their reviews how much they hated the ending, I agree and I'm sorry. I let you down and it's my fault. I do hope you forgive me and give me a second chance. I will never do that to you again, scouts honor. 

With everything in life you must take the bad with the good. It's all right to break down because the re-build will be twice as fabulous. 

In the words of my brilliant teenage son, "No matter what, it's the best day ever."

He's my little ball of positive sunshine. 

So, there it is. Some will view this as a TMI, but my life has always been an open book (pun intended). Many know about what our family has been through and that story will release later this year. I don't want to give off this persona that it's always glitter and rainbows. That's not life. Being a Debbie Downer every day isn't cool either, but being real and owning your mistakes is what helps us grow as human beings. 

Deadly Revelation releases April 8th. I am dedicating the book to my Aunt Blenda who died tragically 7 years earlier. We shared a love for poetry and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and her fantastic blue mascara. 

Thank you for reading my brain drizzle and thank you for all your love and support! It means the world to me. 
xxoo


It's A Major Award!

At Julie's Book Tours Present: Oh, My Book Blogs, Deadly Deception placed 3rd place in the Fan Favorite Award Contest. I am very honored and give a congratulations to 1st place Best Kindle Author:  Sonya Loveday and 2nd Place Best Creative story:  Felicia Tatum.

To be recognized for my hard work brings such a smile to my face. 

Thank you so much!

xxoo

Snippet of Chapter One - Deadly Revelation

If Anne ever had felt Montgomery blood course through her veins it was in that moment. Every cell boiled beneath her skin. Murder was the only thought in her mind—severe, merciless murder. The kind that would tantalize viewers to gawk at their television screens as helicopters flew over the grotesque scene as a dismembered body was rolled into the back of a black windowless van. The headline would read, “Wife attacked psychotic drug-addicted husband.” And won.

Anne’s emotion paralyzed as did her muscles. She knew fear. Experienced loss, anger, and hatred, tasted betrayal and revenge. What skimmed along her reasoning was new. Dark than anything she had ever felt. The smell of death burned her nostrils. Blood seeped into the floors like crimson polish.

As quickly as Anne had time to evaluate the horrid scene, Carter had vanished in to the night undetected and hushed. He was the phantom in children’s stories. The monster that could slip through the shadows, steal souls and taint dreams. Carter was not only Anne’s husband but also her nightmare.


Bites pricked her heart the longer she stared at Robert’s executed body. Anne’s vision blurred and moved and at times tricked her mind into seeing movement from his body but he was dead. Robert was dead. Carter had invaded Michael’s home to make a statement. He would never let Anne go.




Deadly Revelation Cover Reveal!

I started writing Deadly Revelation last September and since then it has gone through the grinder. The one constant is that Dr. Anne Montgomery isn't taking anyone's shit and she's kicking ass. Her evolution has been one I have loved. 

We aren't the same people were were a year ago. Events happen in our lives that shape and mold us. Anne's emotionally driven personality falls in line with mine. I react with my emotions and the defiant side of me comes forth often. Especially when people tell me I can't do something. 

Anne is independent, but wants people in her life. She wants a family. And because of that desire to belong Anne has trusted the wrong people. 
Aren't we all guilty of that?
I know I am.

The team at Montlake Romance has been amazing! Even though they are not publishing Deadly Revelation they still have assisted me in many aspects. I'm extremely grateful. My acquisitions editor and I had an awesome and informative phone meeting last week and she answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. Also, I was guided in regards to my book cover. 
It was a difficult decision to choose which cover I wanted but I finally chose. 


Immersed in a world of murder and deceit, Dr. Anne Montgomery goes to war with not only her cruel, sinister husband, Carter Montgomery but with her own demons. After the execution of her driver and confidant, vengeance is what Anne craves and not even the man who holds her heart, Adam Whitney can stop her.

Anne follows Carter back to Minneapolis with a plan to end his tyrannical reign, but when she receives unexpected news she is left to choose, love or revenge. Her reckless behavior pushes Adam to his breaking point and he begins to question his relationship with Anne.

Will the power of the corrupt lifestyle pull her in too deep or will she be able to set her demons free and finally be at peace?

Deadly Revelation releases April 8th! 




Hint...Hint...

In one week Deadly Revelation's cover will be revealed, but until that time, let me give you a hint...


Everyone is a suspect. Anne is in full revenge mode and even Adam can't hold her back. Carter escaped Savannah and is going back to Minneapolis to wreak havoc upon those closest to Anne. 

Anne finds herself choked up when she uncovers Carter's partner. And it's not the Latin American drug lord, Magda Alves.




I'm very excited to release the cover, it looks absolutely amazing! 

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What am I reading this week?  

Stephen King
Rose Madder




















While Deadly Revelation is doing its thing with my editor I have had some brain vaca time. Doesn't happen often. And part of that is because my son is still feeling under the weather and we aren't homeschooling today. I've been busting out some creativity on PicMonkey. 

So let me leave you with this,