Archive for June, 2009

26
Jun
09

Abigail’s Secret has a cover!

Abigail's-Secret-300dpiAbigail’s Secret, my second stand alone title has been contracted with Freya’s Bower. Today I’m sharing the new cover created by Valerie Tibbs.

Blurb
When Gabriel left town to take a job in Virginia, he expected his longtime friend Abigail to always be there for him. The last thing he expected was for her to drop completely out of his life without so much as a phone call. Six years later, he certainly didn’t expect to find her with a child and a new life. Now, he must fight to win her heart all over again to claim what he left behind. Or will the secret Abby holds end all hopes of their happiness together?

I’ll let you guys know as soon as I have a release date.

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11
Jun
09

Back from Lori Foster’s Get Together…

OTOG Authors

OTOG Authors

And it was AWESOME!!! This author and my daughter who jumped in for Jax, certainly had a blast. Lori, Dianne and the gang did a wonderful job of pulling the event together. I got the chance to met people I’ve known for quite awhile and never had the chance to meet–like Ms. Brea and my wonderful cover artist Valerie. Not to mention, Faith Bicknell-Brown, the woman responsible for giving me a chance to show my stuff in her One Touch, One Glance Anthology and Trinity Blacio, who graced the pages with myself, Brea and Faith.

I also had a chance to sit and chat with one of the biggest motivators I’ve met on my road to becoming a published author, The Great One, Ms. Jacquelyn Frank, author of the Nightwalker series. Her new series, Shadowdwellers is sure to shine as bright as those gentleman in the Nightwalker series did.

Me & Jacqueline Frank

Me & Jacqueline Frank


I also had the chance to meet Bianca D’Arc, who is responsible for putting Jacki and I together. If not for her I would have never found out that one of the top paranormal romance authors lived right in the same area as I do. Who knew? And folks, I hate to brag but I road the elevator with Shiloh Walker. Yes indeed, from the fifth floor all the way down to the first floor. I know, you don’t have to tell me, you’re jealous. 🙂

There were a lot of events planned for the weekend, meeting and greeting, presentations, book fair and the such. I have to say one of the highlights of my weekend, was getting to know some members of the Ravenous Romance family. Lori Perkins, a name that has had the living daylights scared out of me since the day I read about her, (Which you have to check out when you get the chance) proved to be nothing I’d ever thought an agent would be and everything an agent should be. She shared a world of information and ice cream with my daughter and I. Then I met some of her authors, Jamaica Layne, Lexi Ryan and Bethany Michaels. Let me tell you these ladies are a hoot to be around and definitely people I will have to stay in touch with. I am now hooked on Graeter’s ice cream thanks to Jamaica. 🙂

Jamaica Layne Me & Lori Perkins

Jamaica Layne Me & Lori Perkins

So with a weekend of networking, shopping and eating things I know I shouldn’t but had to, and watching my fourteen year old shop till she dropped, I can say I’m really looking forward to next year.

Please disregard the expressions on my face in some of them. I was talking to my daughter while she was taking the pictures and with teenagers, you only get one snap and that’s it. LOL

Attending Authors

Attending Authors

Cover Model

Cover Model

OMG! Did I forget to mention the cover model? Or as my daughter refers to him as “The Sexy Beast.” LOL

Later Folks!
Kensi

08
Jun
09

Neurotica

Happy Monday everyone. As y’all know I’m working to get my writing groove back. Thanks for so many wonderful suggestions. Some folks mentioned smaller writing goals and fun writing projects as a way of whipping myself back into fighting shape. I’m happy to report these techniques worked! I finished 4K words on my WIP titled, “Married or Gay.” Woo hoo!

One of the writing projects I worked on to loosen up and have a little fun is a collection of poems I add to from time to time called Neurotica. Below is my latest offering. Hope y’all enjoy it. And since I’m feeling brave, I posted the entire Neurotica collection on my website. Check it out! 🙂  http://cindyjacks.com/neuroticanit.aspx

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Two dresses

White satin

Red silk

Tags dangle, never removed

Invisible stains

Regret and shame

Snatch them—hangers rattle

Push them down

White plastic stretches

A garbage bag full

Garments no longer loved.

But I still love the dresses.

Bind up the bag

Cast it away

A rusting yellow box reads, “Donations.”

But I still love the dresses.

Silent forgiveness

He is weak.

07
Jun
09

Sizzling Sunday

Today I don’t have much to talk about. I mean, I could talk about the guy who stole eleven Speed Stick deodorants from a store and led police on a high speed chase because of it. True story. But I don’t know much more than the minor details. I could discuss my week, but nothing terribly exciting happen. So, I’ve decided to share a portion of my WIP. I’ve never done so on a blog before, and technically, this isn’t even in my WIP anymore. It’s what I call a floater–a scene that I took out of the WIP for sake of continuity or because it just didn’t seem to fit somewhere. Now, this scene might go back into the story if I decide to tweak it a bit. Originally it was my opening scene but since I changed this story from historical western/cowboy to steampunk it just doesn’t fit too well.

Well, anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this snippet. Heed the ‘sizzling’ Sunday warning. This scene is for an audience of 18yrs or older and features explicit sex  between two consenting ‘male’ adults (for those of you thinking it is Het) The WIP still maintains the same title, despite the big changes elsewhere. It’s called Fair Trade And its my first menage a trois. The following introduces the soon-to-be outlaw/bandits Zee and Braze.

The following picture is how I see Zee in my mind.Cowboy01

Guaranteed there are some errors in here, but don’t squint to find them or your  face will get stuck like that. 😀

Zee Calhoun leaned against the hewn log fence that separated the cattle from the open land. They’d just come back from a seven hour haul, rounding cattle up for the count. He was damned tired, sweaty and sore. He hadn’t eaten more than a piece of jerky and a stale biscuit for lunch so his stomach was sticking to his ribs, and the bruise he’d taken from an ornery sow was starting to kick up a fuss—letting the pain be known, but it was his habit to watch the sun touch the land each day as it sunk beyond the horizon.

Settling his hat on a post, Zee braced his elbow on a wooden slat and leaned over, taking some of the pressure off his spine, which was sore too from taking a beating in the saddle. He’d picked up a strand of grass somewhere along his ride during the day and now he twisted the long strand between forefinger and thumb, releasing the musky earthy scent of the blade of grass into the air.

A few pebbles crunched underfoot, warning him of the presence of someone else. Zee didn’t bother to turn around, instead popping the blade of grass in his mouth, he sucked on the bitter root. “I’ll be along in a minute, Braze.”

His friend said nothing. Braze drifted over to Zee’s right, bumping hips on purpose as he settled along the fence next to Zee. A finger curled in Zee’s back pocket, tugging playfully. “You sore.”

Zee shifted his weight from one foot to the other. “Yeah. Not too bad though.” He’d had worse. After a pause he added, “You shouldn’t. Not out here where anybody could see.”

Ignoring him, Braze shoved his entire hand into Zee’s back pocket, fingers curling to frame one hard buttock. Zee sucked in a breath, shifted, but didn’t make any move to dislodge Braze. “There’s an empty stall in the barn, Zee. Ain’t nobody in there but the horses. I just came outta there helping Roger out and he’s belly up by now in his own bunk. Everyone’s flat out tired, ain’t nobody gonna know.”

Despite being tired enough to drift off once his head hit a pillow, Zee was still young, and not immune to the suggestions his best friend was making. It had been a long time since he and Braze had managed a moment alone to take care of business. The job they had at the Westonia ranch was only temporary. Otis Cape was known for keeping a tight leash on his boys. He wasn’t fond of paying folks for entertaining themselves and he was as about as ornery as the sow that had butted Braze earlier. They’d been very careful in the past two months. Hell, in that time Zee and Braze had barely stolen a moment for a quick hand-job while making camp on the range.

Braze’s hand felt incredibly hot even though the denim of his jeans. And Zee’s cock reared inside his jeans, hot and aching, and pearling at the tip, eager for Braze’s callous-roughened fingers to wrap around it.

Braze had to know what effect he was having on Zee, how else could he have known enough to reach around with his free hand and cup the hard bulge between Zee’s legs. Zee groaned, pushing into that hot hand.

“Come on Zee, I’ll suck you off good.”

Zee spit out the blade of grass and nodded his head. “O si gwu.” Switching to his native tongue he agreed to come with Braze.

Grinning like the cat that had caught the canary, Braze tugged Zee along by his belt loops. Zee laughed, swatting Braze’s hands away and holding him at bay until he reached the relative safety of the barn’s big doors. No sooner had the couple disappeared into the barn’s shadow when Braze grabbed two handfuls of Zee’s shirt and pushed the more slender man up against a stall door. The horse occupying the stall behind Zee snorted and shuffled nosily but soon settled down.

The noise didn’t slow Braze up one bit. Like Zee, he knew there was no way the mare could bust loose from behind the big sturdy doors that were higher than the men were tall. Braze, the same height as Zee, didn’t have to search far for what he wanted. Leaning most of his weight to pin Zee against the stall door, Braze crushed their lips together. His tongue flicked over Zee’s lips, hot and agile, demanding entrance.

Zee moaned, body shivering as Braze’s hot tongue pushed into his mouth, exploring every inch with greedy swipes of his tongue. Pulling back a bit, Zee managed to say, “U sga no li.” Slow down.

“Tla.” No. Braze licked and nibbled at Zee’s chin, one big callused hand came up to cup the back of Zee’s neck. His thumb pushed under Zee’s chin urging him to tilt his head up. Braze blazed sucking kisses down his throat, pausing to lave his tongue along Zee’s Adam’s apple. “Hungry for you, Zee.”

Zee moaned, shaking for him. Pushing his hard cock into Braze’s equally hard bulge. His fingers bit into Braze’s broad shoulders, kneading the more muscular man with his long fingers. Braze’s hand refused to be still, plucking at buttons until Zee’s shirt parted, heated lips closed around a tiny brown nipple, sucking hard enough to make Zee arch and cry out. Braze’s hands were already on his jeans, working the zipper down enough for one big hand to push into the denim, wrap around Zee’s uncircumcised cock.

“Braze, yes, please.” Zee squirmed, pleaded. His aches and pains buried beneath a spike of adrenaline and a cloud of lust.

“Want to taste you. Miss this,” Braze murmured sinking down to his knees on the hard concrete, tugging his bronze prize from the confines of Zee’s jeans.  Zee’s cock had barely seen daylight before it disappeared into the moist, tight heat of Braze’s mouth.

Zee’s fingers slid into the dark silk of Braze’s hair, his torso nearly curling over Braze’s bowed head as he struggled to keep his feet. He’d missed this too. Before coming to the Westonia ranch Braze had woke him up daily and put him to bed with a blowjob. The man loved nothing better than a hard cock to nurse. Zee liked the feel and power of a having a man’s cock in his mouth, but Braze was purely into it because it got him off.

There was no doubt his friend was making up for lost time. Zee wasn’t going to last long, not with Braze sucking at him like a wind storm. That wicked tongue flicking and teasing every spare inch of his shaft. Braze moans of appreciation mingled with his. Zee combed through Braze’s black hair, undoing his braid with shaky fingers. He was unable to quell the snap of his hips. The feel of the head of his cock bumping into the back of Braze’s throat drove him insane. “Yes,yes! Braze its good.” Zee whimpered. “Uhn Uhn.”

Braze had pity on his dick, drawing off of it long enough to bury his mouth against Zee’s balls. He toyed with them first, licking and sucking, not quite giving Zee the pressure he needed, until finally Zee had had enough. Fisting a handful of his hair, Zee pulled him in close. “Suck them, Braze. I want to feel your mouth on me. Make me come.”

This time it was Braze who whimpered. Zee’s eyes rolled with amazement at the shiver that passed through Braze. The man on his knees had just come in his pants. Braze opened up wide, sucking his balls into his hot mouth, punishing him with his tongue. Zee’s cock twitched, the reddened crown mingling with white pearls of precum.

Bucking his hips, Zee gasped out, “I’m coming!”

Braze planted those big hands on Zee’s thighs, pinning him once again as he lifted his head and swallowed Zee’s cock, taking him just in time to taste the first spurt of cum. Braze took all he had to give, and sucked for several moments after he’d come, tongue flicking over his slit to get every last drop.

(CASE YOUR WONDERING: The men are speaking Cherokee. Chose that tribe because its in my blood and the research would be more interesting. Hell of a time finding the right words. Good times.)

Heh, and don’t ask why they didn’t make it to the stall and just did their stuff barely inside the barn door. Stuff happens, Okay? 😛

01
Jun
09

How Should Cindy Get Her Groove Back?

Okay, so May was not my most productive month for writing. First, my son came down with the flu…then, I did. The illnesses were followed by his birthday, houseguests, and his preschool graduation. Needless to say, I’m exhausted. But since I wrote all of 2000 words last month, it’s time for me to get back on the proverbial horse this morning, but I’m having a hard time doing it. I know I’ll get back to my usual 1000 words a day; it’ll just take some time. So, here’s my question to all you writers out there: When you’ve had an extended break from writing, how do you get your groove back?




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