Sunday, March 13, 2016

Pot o Gold Giveaway--Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

Pot o' Gold giveway Hop

The Pot o' Gold Giveaway Hop is Coming – All Day on St. Patrick's Day!

19 amazing authors have come together to give away $100 in gift cards to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, & Starbucks – plus eBooks, swag, and even more great prizes!
Just visit any of the following Facebook pages from midnight to midnight, Eastern time on Thursday, March 17th. Then hop to the next author on the list for more chances to WIN!
Don't forget to give the pages a LIKE – and check out their books. You might find your next great read!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dreaming of Cash $250 Giveaway

Dreaming of Cash Dreaming of Cash $250 Giveaway An Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can choose a $250 eGift Code! Sponsor List – Thanks to these awesome bloggers & authors for sponsoring this giveaway!!

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

How My New Love of Russian Accents Began and Other Things That Tend to Distract Me.

I am, hands down, one of the biggest movie fanatics I know.  Of course, I don't know everyone.  Yet, when it comes to movies, I love to watch them.  Mostly I enjoy comedies and thrillers, but I will watch just about any movie that looks interesting to me.  I'll even go and sit in the single seat if no one else wants to go.  No shame here.

And last year, a movie that did decently well was one I ran to with interest, even though I had to twist an arm to get hero hubby to go with me.  The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a movie based on a TV show of the same name that was popular in the 1960's.  I'll admit, I've only ever seen a few scenes from the TV show, but I LOVED the movie.
Most people talked up Henry Cavill, and he was excellent in both his acting and his hotness.  Alicia Vikander is a strong female character that brings humor and heat.  But, for whatever reason, it was Armie Hammer's character that appealed to me the most.  I loved his quiet strength in the movie and his character's persistence to honor his own value system.  Also, I like how his character grows and changes throughout the story.  And let's face it.  He's got it going on in the looks department.  Most of all though, I loooooved his Russian accent.  I loved it so much that I searched for multiple videos of him speaking with the accent and then moved onto others speaking with a Russian accent.

This sums me up so much.  My brain loves to latch onto ideas and obsess over them, searching out as many examples and as much information as I can.  Great if you have loads of time to devote to this, which I don't.  Horrible if you have deadlines to meet.  Truth is, I am easily distracted, and I mean...easily...hey, I wonder if there are any new videos of Armie talking in a Russian accent?  You get my point.

So, I'm working very hard not to get distracted this year.  I've got some lofty goals for The Mercy Series.  I've begun a short story from Zeke's point of view, and I plan to finish the short I started from Snap's point of view, which you can access here: Snap's Story.  I will also be putting a boxset out with exclusive material.  It's all in the works, peeps!

And of course, this is the year that the fourth and final book in The Mercy Series will release! Woo-hoo!

That means I must ignore the very attractive Russian accents and everything else that will pull me away from my definite goals.!

Happy Reading!

C. C.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

END OF MERCY is Finally Here!

The third book in The Mercy Series is available today. It will be my first three-book series, and to say this is a milestone for me is nothing but unbelievable, shout-it-out-loud, hot-cross amazingbuns. Like all the stories I've written, I'm very proud of this book, and I can't wait for others to finally see it.

Anyway, I wanted to share this milestone with the readers I've come to know through all my crazy book adventures. Thank you, all, for making a life-long dream a reality.

Happy Reading!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

END OF MERCY is Coming!!

For those of you who haven't seen the cover of the book, here it is!

End of Mercy is officially up for pre-order at Amazon.  The release date is July 14th, and I'm excited! My goal is to get it up for pre-order at the other retailers too, but that might be later this week. Anyway, here is a short excerpt from the book:

“Come in.”  The two words were short and impatient, and I didn’t have confidence she would be glad to see me again.  Regardless, he twisted the knob and stepped inside and I followed, dragging my feet the whole way.
It took me a minute to spot her by the large, picture window.  I hadn’t really noticed it last time I was here because curtains clearly covered it usually, but she had them pulled back currently and was sitting on the narrow ledge, staring down to the area below.  I didn’t know at what she might be looking, but that window faced the inner walls of the square the hospital formed.  Whatever was down there, was inside the facility.
She didn’t even turn around as she addressed us.  “So close to the endgame.  We can’t stop now.  Am I right?”
Ben didn’t acknowledge her rambling.  Instead, he gripped my arm again and said, “I found Charlie in the third floor test subject corridor.  She had a key…she knows who’s in there.”
            Dr. Drake’s breath released heavily and created a moisture cloud on the window in front of her.  I watched it fade as she explained, “It was bound to happen sometime.  Kind of surprised it took her so long.”

More to Come!

Happy Reading!

C. C.