Running Into . . . Or Away From . . . Trouble

Running Into . . . Or Away From . . . Trouble

I like an opening that throws me into the action and won’t let me stop reading. Angelfall ( Penryn & The End of Days #1) by Susan Ee did that and so much more. All in about two hundred words.   Ironically, since the attacks, the sunsets have been glorious. Outside our condo window, the sky flames like a bruised… Read more →

A NEW YEAR AND A MILESTONE!

Happy New Year! Before I start into my review, I wanted to mention a special event that took place in the lives of the Pen Warriors this month. As some of you may know, we came together as a group in 2001 and we’ve been meeting on a quarterly basis ever since. What you may not know is that this… Read more →

THE VELVET ROPE BEGINNING

First up. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! I hope all the readers of the Pen Warriors’ books and blog have a safe, healthy, and very festive season. To help that along, here’s some Yule advice: Drink what you enjoy, eat what you like, and hug who you love.   But before we drown ourselves in eggnog, it’s time to talk book openings… Read more →

     A Good Opening Primes the Palate

A Good Opening Primes the Palate

 Nikki’s Perfume Journal Entry SCENT OF HOURS November 22, 1978 Definition: Chypres Chypres is a highly original group that is based on contrasts between bergamot-type top notes and mossy base notes. Chypres perfumes tend to be strong, spicy, and powdery.  This perfume group was named after the famous perfume from Cyprus of Roman Times. *****           … Read more →

THE IMPACT OF OPENING PAGES

THE IMPACT OF OPENING PAGES

There hasn’t been a Pen Warrior here in a while. No excuses. We just decided to ease up on the blogging. But we’re back, and we’re back with a mission. During our last retreat we talked about what most authors who are actively self-publishing talk about, how to get our work discovered. Translation: How to find readers. Because—and here’s the… Read more →

Release News!

Release News!

I am very pleased to announce that my erotically-charged novella, Body Work is now available  on Amazon. Body Work’s original print edition was released in the launch anthology of the Kensington Books Aphrodisia imprint, in December 2005. As I worked on Body Work to prepare it for this release, I fell in love with these characters again: Lisa Brady Delaney and Tyce Branton… Read more →