Saturday mornings is usually reserved for writing my blog post. Yesterday I did my tax instead. My cousin came over, sorted papers and read numbers--in short, he made it easy for me to complete the spreadsheets so I could take it all to my accountant next week. He's a gem.
Now I have one less thing crowding my brain and I can put something else into that priority basket.
Something tells me it had better be my next book. My writing lately has been very patchy. I'm happy with the results, just not the volume. I have two weeks now to spend some quality time with my computer and get something written. I just have to make sure I don't let myself get distracted.
That about sums up my mind lately. It's been very cluttered, a million things tugging at me all at once, and I've struggled to achieve any of them. Getting my tax done is a huge relief. It's one of the big things that bothers me every year at this time.
I have plans during the week to find somewhere quiet that I can be uninterrupted for several hours at a time. That will, hopefully, help me clear the rest of my mind so I can focus on my story again.
Just as an aside: it's only two weeks now until the release of Warrior Pledge. I'm really excited about this one. It's totally different to anything you've seen from me before and has some really fun elements in it: voluntary gender changing, dragons with a sense of humour.
Author Name: Jess Buffett Book Name: Packmaster Series: Full Moon Rising Book: One Release Date: October 16, 205 Blurb: Kyan had never known true kindness, or what it felt like to be completely entranced by one person...until he met Blaise. When his life spins out of control, and a whole new world is opened up to him, he finds that the only human being he can turn to, may not even be human at all. Blaise has spent months trying to figure out the best way to approach his shy and nervous mate. As the Packmaster in the small town of Rowan Oak, he isn't used to having to show restraint or patience. When he finally makes his move a turn of events involving a forgotten note, a disappearing mate, and trouble with a group of hunters leads to disastrous results. When Blaise finally catches up to Kyan, what he finds and the answers he gets are nothing like what he had been expecting. Will the pair be able to straighten out their misunderstandings and find the happiness they both long for, or will the Packmaster lose the only thing he has ever had to fight for? Pages or Words: 20,710 words Categories: Fantasy, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance Excerpt: Kyan ran. His legs burned, his chest was tight and the fear that clogged his throat was so completely overwhelming that he just knew at any minute his entire body would give out on him. The heavy rain pelted down hard, and his small stature, with hardly any muscle or bulk of any form, quivered from the strain. He pushed himself through the pain, refusing to give up. The abhorrent idea of allowing the monsters that chased him, to catch up, was the only thing that kept him moving. That, and the small flutter he felt in his stomach. The reminder that he was not only running for his own life, but that of his unborn child’s. Even now, with the small protrusion in his lower abdomen, the thought almost sent him careening off course. Pregnant! How could a man be pregnant? It just shouldn’t be possible. Kyan swiped his auburn hair out of his face, so that he could see better. The normally spiky locks hung plastered to his forehead by sweat and rain. “There he is. Get him!” One of the many voices that had taunted him for the last hour, shouted. Alarm shot through him when he realized just how close they had gotten to him. A whimper broke free as he darted his way through the thick foliage and branches that stuck out and cut through his skin. He almost lost his footing over a protruding tree root, but luckily he was able to leap at the last moment, landing firmly on his two feet. Just as he regained his stride, a heavy mass ploughed into his side, sending him careening to the ground. He barely had enough time to twist so as not to fall onto his stomach. His entire frame ached, and all he could do was curl up into a ball, protecting himself and his child as much as possible. “Please,” he begged. “God, please.” “Shhh,” came a vicious hiss from above him. Firm hands clamped down hard on him as he attempted to shrug them off. “Do you want them to find us? Keep still and be quiet.” He froze at the menacing yet familiar voice, and only then became aware that at some stage he must have closed his eyes. Prying them open, Kyan stared at the hulking man above him in shock, confusion and not a little bit of fear. “Blaise?” A hand quickly covered his mouth as Blaise growled. “For the love of god, Kyan. Shut. Up.” Buy the book: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Packmaster-Full-Moon-Rising-Book-ebook/dp/B016OM3TBO/ Are: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-packmaster-1907057-145.html Meet the author: Jess Buffett was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. She is a mum of two, married to her high school sweetheart. Jess is a hopeless romantic who is a huge fan of M/M and M/F romance with a happy ending—anything with hunky men in all their glory, whether they be Shifters, Vampires, Cowboys, or the boy next door. A caffeine addict who shamefully can’t make a decent cup of coffee to save her life, Jess believes in soul mates, happily ever afters, and in love at first sight, but that sometimes people need a second or a third for the brain to catch up. Where to find the author: Facebook: www.facebook.com/jessbuffett05 Facebook Author Page: www.facebok.com/JessBuffettAuthor Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JessBuffett Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/jessbuffett/ Website: www.jessbuffett.com Blog: www.jessbuffett.wordpress.com Email: email@example.com Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27210842-packmaster Publisher: Jess Buffett Cover Artist: Jess Buffett Tour Dates & Stops: Parker Williams, The Hat Party, 3 Chicks After Dark, Molly Lolly, Bayou Book Junkie, Full Moon Dreaming, QUEERcentric Books, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, BFD Book Blog, KathyMac Reviews, Havan Fellows, Mikky's World of Books, Bike Book Reviews, EE Montgomery, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, SiK Reviews, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Jessie G. Books, Happily Ever Chapter, Carly’s Book Reviews, Hearts on Fire, Divine Magazine, Iyana Jenna, Louise Lyons, MM Good Book Reviews, Bonkers About Books, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. 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Charley Descoteaux has always heard voices. She was relieved to learn they were fictional characters, and started writing when they insisted daydreaming just wasn’t good enough. In exchange, they let her sleep once in a while. Home is Portland, Oregon, where the weather is like your favorite hard-case writing buddy who won’t let you get away with taking too many days off, and in some places you can be as weird as you are without fear. As an out and proud bisexual and life-long weird-o, she thinks that last part is pretty cool.
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All he ever wanted was to be a normal guy….
Phil Brask spends his days in the basement of his mentor's Victorian home, converting legal documents into electronic format. When the pipe feeding the water heater bursts, Lee Redding arrives in the plumber’s truck and draws Phil away from the narrow focus of his computer and camera lens. Lee gives Phil hope for a life beyond the walls he’s constructed using the nesting habits of migratory birds and dense legal files, a guided tour through a world filled with romance and music…maybe even family. But there’s a reason Phil retreated behind those walls, why he panics at a simple touch.
Lee has a good life—working with his uncle and on his mother’s farm, playing bass in a horrible metal band, and hooking up when he pleases—but he’s always suspected something was missing. When he meets the hot photographer with the icy-blue eyes, he knows exactly what that something is. Phil isn’t like other guys, but neither is Lee beneath his carefree exterior. Maybe Lee's the perfect guy to show Phil that everything doesn’t have to be done the hard way and "home" isn't a four-letter word.
“Your pictures, they’re amazing.” Lee said, his voice calm and steady and filled with sincere awe. “What’s this in her beak?”
Lee carefully scrolled forward, and Phil realized Lee had thumbed through all the pictures from that morning and some from last evening as well. He’d been out of it longer than he thought.
“It’s a spiderweb. Hummingbirds use them to build their nests.”
Two sentences. Phil couldn’t remember when he’d last gotten two sentences out just the way he’d intended. He smiled and raised his eyes to Lee’s. They seemed to mirror what he was feeling. Relief; happiness; desire. The next thing he knew, Lee’s lips brushed his lightly. Phil trembled but didn’t pull away. Pride in his perfect speech along with the giddy feeling inspired by Lee’s smile allowed Phil to give in to desire, just for a moment, to take a chance it would end well. Lee leaned toward him, but not so their shoulders touched, and kissed him just a few seconds longer. He kept his mouth almost completely closed, but Phil tasted a hint of hot chocolate. Or maybe the heat came from Lee.
“Whoa,” Lee sighed as much as said.
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I just received notification that Ordinary People is on the Coming Soon page at Dreamspinner Press! How exciting is that. Release date: 14 May.
When Queensland Police Force Constable James Laramee raids a hotel room, he finds Vinnie Canterbury on top of a naked, dead man, covered in blood. Vinnie promptly vomits all over James’s shoes.
Thanks to a cocktail of horse sedatives and Hendra vaccine, Vinnie’s memories of his ordeal are fractured. Finding the culprits and the reasons behind his abduction will be a challenge. With his apartment trashed, his building set on fire, and his clothes, phone and wallet gone, Vinnie needs a place to stay. To his surprise, James not only takes him in, but also lets him cry on his shoulder. It must be true love. Vinnie has plans for his future with James all mapped out, and he hopes he can get James on the same page.
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