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Monday, July 31st, 2017
Weekend Roundup

I’m still recovering from my Yoga class last Thursday, LOL! I found muscles that had been in retirement for years. They were not happy with me :-)

This weekend, I worked when I could around my bad shoulder. I’m making progress on Savaged Devotion, it’s just frustratingly slow. Today I see another doctor to find out what the next step is to resolve the problem. I’m grateful for all the doctors, but boy, I’m tired of going to these appointments and tests.

On the upside, I’m meeting Biker Witch (my sister) for coffee today. That always cheers me up.

But I don’t want to talk about me, I’d much rather hear about you guys! How was your weekend? What’s new in your lives? Talk to me!

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Jen Does Yoga!

Yesterday I decided that I’m sick of waiting for some miracle cure for my bad shoulder and neck to take a Yoga class. I just got up and decided to go.  Mind you I can do forty minutes on the elliptical machine and still walk afterward. I do stretches and balancing at home. And every one in the freaking universe tells me Yoga is awesome! It’s the nectar of life, the brain food of geniuses, the reason to live! Yoga cures stress and writer’s block all at once! Plus its low impact! There’s no downside.

I told Wizard all this.

He’s like… “I think they’re talking about normal people.”

I whipped around. “What does that mean?”

He threw up his hands. “Nothing. Go. You’ll be awesome. I’ll see you when you get back.”

Yeah, that’s what I thought he said. So I go to the Yoga class at my gym. It’s a big room with laminated wood floors and WAY too many mirrors. But there’s only about 10 people in the class so plenty of space. This should be pretty easy, right?

15 minutes into Yoga I was sweating buckets and slipping on my mat. I looked up into the wall of mirrors noticed my hair had frizzed and my tongue was hanging out like this:

Actual picture of Jen in Yoga

But I wasn’t giving up. There were people in there who were decades older than me!

30 minutes later I pushed up to a contorted hip twist with an extra shot of try this sucker…and my foot slipped on the mat. But I caught myself.

Whew! That was close.

One second later I felt a pop. Right in…I kid you not…my butt muscle.

Ummm…oops?  My right side, where my butt meets my thigh, sent out a rays of stinging pain in all directions. Then I did a real “tree pose,” the kind where I crashed to the ground on my side. The instructor saw me, but I pushed up to sit on my knees like I was fine. I sat there for a second, looking at the door and thinking two things:




All the while the gentle strains of mind control muscle kept playing, and the human pretzels kept flowing into different physically impossible contortions. And all of a sudden, I asked myself, “Are you really giving up because you pulled a muscle? Seriously?  Oh hell no.”

I finished that Yoga class. I did every freaking pose, modifying for the fact that I’d just discovered a new butt muscle. And no lie, after the class the instructor made a point of telling me how good I did.

BHAHAHAHA!!! I think she felt sorry for me.

After that, I  went home, sat my butt down on one bag of ice and had another ice pack over my shoulder. While downing ibuprofen with coffee, I described the torture to Wizard in slow and excruciating detail, each and every moment.

Then Wizard said, “So you’re done now, right? You’re not going back to Yoga next week?”

“What?” I gaped at him, confused. Whatever gave him the idea I’d give up?

This is a true story, and this is how I also write my books. I make mistakes, get lost, fall down, but I throw some ice on the pain and keep writing.

Happy Friday all! Hope you have a great weekend!

P.S. I really hope I can get out of bed today :-)

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

Savaged Vows is getting great reviews. Thank you all for your awesome support! I’m working my butt off on Savaged Devotion. Ya’ll know I’m going through physical stuff, but I’m working as much as I can.

See here I am hard at work  :-)



Okay enough silliness, let’s move onto Wednesday Worthy!


So what do you think, is he worthy?

And BONUS candidate for Cute Worthy!


Happy Wednesday!

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Savaged Vows Release Day!

I’m so happy to share the news that SAVAGED VOWS, book 2 in the Savaged Illusions Trilogy is out!

Savaged VowsHow much will she risk for love?

Despite her dark past with a rock icon, Liza Glasner can’t walk away from the man she loves with a fiery passion—sexy rock star Justice Cade. A surprise pregnancy and marriage give Liza the family she’s craved since she was fourteen. But her love is tested when Liza’s worst nightmare—Gene Hayes—bursts onto the scene, spreading lies and smears to tear her and Justice apart. Can Liza trust Justice to choose her over fame?

How far will he go for fame?

Justice fiercely loves his beautiful and resilient wife Liza, and he’s determined to protect her from Gene Hayes. At the same time, he’s loyal to his band. The four other men in Savaged Illusions are his brothers, and together, they are battling hard to come back from a humiliating defeat. But just as the pinnacle of success is within their reach, Justice discovers a truth that will either decimate his band or destroy his wife.

Can their love survive?

Secrets and betrayals explode in a heartbreaking twist that threatens to rip Justice and Liza apart forever.

Savaged Vows is book 2 in the Savaged Illusions Trilogy, and ends in a cliffhanger. Book 3, Savaged Devotion, will be released in September 2017.

Grab Your Copy of SAVAGED VOWS!

Kindle /  Nook  / iBooks  /  Kobo /  Google Play

Otherwise, my weekend was pretty good.  On Saturday, we had CPA Boy, his wife and a couple kids over to swim and hang out. I ended up making root beer floats. Sunday, I worked. When I was getting my newsletter ready to send to Anna (she formats my newsletter for me), I came across this picture of Bailey:

This is one of the last pictures I took of him. He was just hanging out in the sun, enjoying himself. It’s been a year since Bailey passed, and it’s nice to see the picture and remember all the happiness and laughter he brought to our lives.

How was your weekend?

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Friday Five

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a good week! Now lets all list 5 random things about our week.

  1. Yesterday was a good writing day. I am so grateful for that! I haven’t had many of those lately and it felt pretty darned good. Plus I love Justice and Liza (AKA Beth). In this book, they’ve endured a lot and grown up so much, I’m actually a little like a proud mama :-)
  2. Still waiting to hear on my STAT MRI. But yesterday was a better pain day to, so again, let’s focus on the good.
  3. I’m getting my hair cut this morning. And by cut, I mean bangs only! We have the layers in my hair the way shaped the way I want them, I’d just like them longer.
  4. If you guys are reading this, I need to know–what do you think is a good pool day dessert?
  5. I bought some coconut scented body wash that I love. However I don’t care for dried coconut in baked goods–that’s just wrong. I like fresh coconut though.

And don’t forget, Monday is the release for SAVAGED VOWS, book 2 in the Savaged Illusions trilogy! Ironically, this is one of my favorite books I’ve written, and yet it’s being released with little fanfare. There just hasn’t been time. And just a programming note: Be sure to read SAVAGED DREAMS first.

Now it’s your turn to share your Friday Five!


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Wednesday Worthy

This is so crazy, but guys, SAVAGED VOWS releases next Monday! I’m excited.

I’m also panicked about SAVAGED DEVOTION because the shoulder crap took over my life and slowed my writing, but I’m trying. Yesterday I got the MRI done which is awesome. With any luck, that will show the source of the problem.

And I learned something new–Xanax works! I did the MRI with no claustrophobic panic at all. I was also very easy-going, LOL! Wizard wanted to stop to look at some houses, and I’m like, “No problemo! Let’s do it!”

Then Wizard looked at all the construction debris, dirt and rocks we’d have to navigate to look at lots, and said, “You sure you can walk, and you know, not fall on your face?

And I replied, “No problemo!” And I didn’t fall. People I was awesome, probably because there were no tricky fan cords waiting to trip me up.

Then Wizard said, “How about we go out to lunch? Think you can handle that?” Ha! We went to this little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant that I’d normally avoid because of my stomach, and I scarfed down a taco and tostada. They were small but still good for me. Wizard began wondering what the hell was in that Xanax.

Then I went home and fell asleep. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I slept in the day. Probably decades? I’m not exaggerating, I never nap, but I was out cold.

Now my Xanax vacation is over and I’m working late as I write this blog on Tuesday night, begging the story gods to help me and I’ll give them my left over Xanax :-)  (No more Xanax for me. It was fun, but I like being more in control as a rule.)

Okay and finally, here is our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:

So what do you think? Is he worthy?

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Weekend Roundup

I worked and tripped…that was pretty much the sum of my weekend! I’m really trying to get SAVAGED DEVOTION out into a dirty first draft despite the ongoing shoulder thing, but I’m really my own worst enemy.

Very early Sunday morning I was awake so I went into the front bedroom to read. I fell back asleep, woke up confused around 5:45 a.m.  In that groggy state, I went to turn off the fan in the room, got my foot caught in the cord, pitched forward and fell. I caught myself with my hands which is great. However it radiated up into my shoulder neck area. The whole thing was so loud, Wizard came running.

I’m fine, just sore and irritated, although I should be very grateful since I wasn’t hurt worse. Meanwhile, I’m desperately hoping I can write enough words to get a draft together for my editor by the end of the month.

So how was your weekend?

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