Monday, February 1, 2016

Love Lust and Lipstick Stains: Kindle Fire Giveaway

I'm sponsoring a Kindle Fire and gift card ($10) giveaway. :) Check it out when you get a chance. Who couldn't use a new Kindle Fire, right?



Love Lust and Lipstick Stains: Kindle Fire Giveaway

Friday, January 29, 2016

Is it okay to get personal?

Obviously, it's never a good idea to give your life's history on social media. But how personal is it all right to get? Hmmm. That sentence sounded better in my head.

If I didn't need social media to be in contact with readers and network with fellow authors, I can tell you right now, I wouldn't be on there. And not just Facebook. I wouldn't be ANYWHERE. It's not that I don't enjoy a good game of Candy Crush now and then, being on social media is very time consuming. That's time that I could be writing my next book. 

That being said, if you're on places like Facebook often, you tend to get comfortable with people that you regularly interact with. I've seen some pretty gasp worthy overshares in my time. (Posted publicly) LOL I don't mean people you get to know on a personal basis and send private messages to. (Although you have to be careful who you trust with that as well.) I mean people you are casually in touch with.

In my case, I want to be myself. But, that should probably never happen in public. Ha. Ha. Ha. No, really. 

The main group of people that I interact with is my readers. I want them to know me, actually know me. I don't want to be fake or lie about myself in any way. I also don't want to accidentally divulge too much.

Some people might not realize how hard it is to walk that line. Can you imagine never being able to express an opinion? You can NEVER talk about politics and religion, for example. Not that I would. You can never post a controversial news headline. Oh, and never ever talk about reviews. You will be crucified. You are not allowed to have an opinion about what someone said about your life's work, so don't even go there.

All right, you can, but you will always offend someone. When you have any small bit of a public persona, that is never a good thing.

Most readers are amazing, cool people. But then there's the flip side. There are nutters out there. Oh yes, there are nutters. I've come in contact with more than my share. Therefore, even on my personal page, I am censored. I don't share where I live, where I went to school. I don't post pictures of my family. As far as most people know it's just me and my dogs. You can never be too safe. And you can never, ever let your guard down and just be you.

I suppose this rambling post is just to say the struggle is real. I want to know my readers and I want them to know me. But I find that I end up censoring myself so much.

I express my true self in my books through a variety of different characters. I know some people assume that I'm the heroine, but that is rarely ever true. I've even had characters that were writers before. Naturally, that sparked some nasty comments of me writing about myself. Um, no. They are nothing like me. Usually, I'm the villain, or the sarcastic secondary character, or even the hero. 

People who read my books and really enjoy them, they are the ones who actually know me.

I've heard writers say, "Just because you read my books doesn't mean you know me." While that may be true for some, it isn't for me. If you really pay attention to my books, you know me.




Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope the new year is treating everyone well. :) I am happy to say that I've finally finished, "There's No Place." Book 4 still needs to be edited and polished, but the majority of the work is done. I started this story 8 years ago and put it aside. It felt so good to finally write, "The End." For those who haven't heard, "There's No Place" will be released beginning in March of this year. 

I also plan to do more giveaways on my Facebook page soon. 

Visit Tracey's author page.

On a random side note, I'm training for an obstacle course race. So if I sound scatterbrained, that might have something to do with it. LOL

Happy New Year!



Kate thought the hardest part of returning to her hometown would be facing her ex, Gerry. After all, she left him the day before their wedding. Turns out the hardest part was learning that he is now engaged to someone else. Oh, and somewhere in the past six years, he became a werewolf.

As if things weren’t complicated enough, she just broke up with her own fiancĂ©, the man she left with in the first place. 

Jacob Warner has done everything within his power to maintain magical control over Kate, but his hold over her is beginning to lose strength, no matter what he does.


Kate’s heart yearns for the past she cannot reclaim, and the man she left behind. As the expression goes, there’s no place like home.

Warning: This series contains some graphic language, sex, and violence. There will be a happy ending.

There’s No Place - Release Schedule:

Book One – Homecoming - March 2016
Book Two – Embracing the Beast - April 2016
Book Three – Interfering with Destiny - May 2016
Book Four – Claiming the Wolfman - June 2016




Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bird shifters, alien's, and all kinds of good stuff! :)

Everyone loves a bargain, right? Especially this close to Christmas! I thought I'd give everyone a chance to fill up their ereaders with some of these great deals. :) Have fun and enjoy!



Alpha Shapeshifter Swimming Your Way!
The BRAND NEW EXCITING addition to the much anticipated Lords of the Abyss series!
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Atlantes, a lost city of intrigue to most, is Brutus's home, his curse, his prison. Doomed to an immortal life deep in the ocean, their only chance at salvation is to rescue damsels in distress from the surface world and bring them into the abyss. While mythology may label he and his kind monsters, this warrior is simply a man with needs. And he's found the perfect woman to see to them.
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King of Prey World Limited Edition Box Set Books 1-5: Plus Bonus Story Sacred
Paranormal Bird Shifter Romance
Limited Time Box Set! Books 1-5 Plus Bonus Story Sacred Places
Contains:
King of Prey
A View to a Kill
Master of the Hunt
Rise of the King
Prince of Pleasure
And the bonus story: Sacred Places Druid Book One
Be sure to check out the following King of Prey Titles:
Prince of Flight (Coming Soon)

Alpha Alien now available in a single volume!
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BLACK AS NIGHT (Quentin Black Mystery #2) featuring Psychic Detective Quentin Black ‪#‎Mystery‬ ‪#‎Romance‬ ‪#‎PNR‬ ‪#‎Sherlock‬

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Upcoming freebies, new release, and stuff in the works


I've got lots of good stuff this month. Dragon shifters, wizards, demons, etc.

Oh, and I'm doing another giveaway on my Facebook Author page. The post and all details are pinned to the top of the page. Stop by and enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Constant Cravings, 3 GRAB LIFE BY THE FANGS bracelets, and two mini Dracula bags with silver bat charms. 

Visit Tracey's author page.




The Bound by Blood series is now complete. Start the adventure with book one, Oriana's Curse, for only 99 cents. 

Click here to get your copy



My very first Kindle Worlds story, Dragon Charmer has arrived. 

Werewolves, a sexy warlock, and a she-dragon - OH MY!

Avril Casey is no ordinary witch. With a bounty on her head, she is on the run from her former coven. Will a sexy warlock come to her rescue, or will he give her the courage to save herself?

Warning: This story contains graphic sex and one wicked hot warlock.

Click here to get your copy






Books 1-3 in the Lilith Mercury series will be FREE for 3 days only. December 11-13. Mark your calendars and spread the word. #LilithMercuryWerewolfHunter

Check it out














Thursday, November 12, 2015

For those about to stuff, we salute you!


I've shared this before, but I thought it might be a good time to repeat myself. :)

The Holiday Season is once again upon us and the most common dread for cooks is cooking the turkey. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, the very word “turkey” can strike fear into the heart of an unseasoned cook. (Get it? HAHAHA)

So, with this in mind, I thought I’d share a great Thanksgiving (or any other time) Turkey recipe. 

A few notes first - The recipe I’m going to share for gravy includes using the liver. Personally, I don’t use the liver because it grosses me out. But, I know lots of people do, so I've left that part in. Be assured that I use this recipe without the liver and it’s great.

Also, this is for after the turkey has been thawed. Please follow the guidelines (that should be on the turkey) for thawing it properly. And don’t forget to relax, cooking the turkey is no big deal.

Enjoy!

Honey-Basted Roast Turkey Recipe

1 small turkey, 10 to 12 pounds

2 T. peanut oil

1/2 t. ground sage

1/2 t. ground allspice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 small bunch green onions

3 to 4 T. honey

Garnish: Decorative string of cranberries and bay leaves or sage leaves (optional)

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Remove giblets from turkey (reserve for gravy, recipe follows). Rinse turkey and pat dry. Rub inside and out with oil. Season with sage, allspice, salt and pepper. Stuff neck and body cavities with onions and truss, if desired. Place turkey in roasting pan. Roast, allowing 18 to 20 minutes per pound, until juices run clear with no hint of pink when thigh is pierced. (FYI - If you are cooking a 12 pound turkey, that's roughly 4 hours.)

During the last hour of cooking, baste turkey 2 to 3 times with honey.

Serve with pan gravy and garnish with decorative string of cranberries and bay leaves or sage leaves, if desired.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.


Giblet Pan Gravy

Giblets

(You can also use a few bits of meat from underneath the bird where no one is likely to notice you removed them. That is if the whole idea of giblets wigs you out. Remember the gravy should be done after the turkey. Also, you don’t have to cook it for 40 minutes if you use the already cooked pieces of turkey like I suggest here. Only cook until it bubbles. The best place to remove a small bit of meat is just underneath the rear. Use a long utensil of some sort (placed in the opening) to lift the bird from the back and tip it upward. Slice off a small piece and chop it up to look like giblets. I also recommend not doing this in front of anyone or thinking about it for too long as it can cause ridiculous amounts of laughter when you put a spatula or grilling fork up a turkey’s butt.)

3 C. water

2 celery tops

2 green onions (I also use caramelized white onions as the flavor of green is too strong for me.)

Pan juices from roasted turkey

4 teaspoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons cold water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Place giblets, except the liver, in a saucepan with water, celery tops and green onions.

Chop liver and reserve. (Remember you don’t have to use it.) Bring water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat for about 40 minutes or until giblets are tender. (Or just until it boils if you used the chopped turkey meat.) Strain broth and reserve.

Chop cooked giblets and combine with chopped liver. (Skip this part if you used the chopped turkey meat.)

In the same saucepan, bring 2 cups combined pan juices and giblet broth to a boil.

Stir in chopped giblets and cornstarch-water mixture. Cook gravy over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Now, it wasn't that bad, was it?


If you're holiday season is particularly stressful, I've got another suggestion/recipe. Sparkling cranberry juice with a splash of spiced rum. But don't have too much or you might decide everyone needs to watch while you put a spatula up the turkey's butt. Ha. Ha. Ha.


Also, if you really want a good laugh, you can truss your bird up to look like you used a Japanese bondage technique. Be sure the people you are cooking for have a sense of humor first. 


Happy Holidays!



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Time to feed your ereaders

Here are a couple of reads I think you might enjoy!

Sexy Fantasy Romance

BLOOD TREE SE HIGH RES

Blood Tree: Silver Edition by Scarlett Dawn

"Where there is Dark, there is Light."

Amazon: http://mybook.to/BloodTreeSE Barnes&Noble: http://bit.ly/1hg6hDZ iTunes: http://apple.co/1M4wtKk Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LU686d Scribd: http://bit.ly/1H7iFxg

CBTEK eBook Bundle Flat Cover 2015 Final 2

Claimed by the Elven King by Cristina Rayne

"Can a human ever really win the heart of an elven king?"

Amazon: http://amzn.to/20lE55n

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Reconstructed by Tasha Black

"Some heroes aren't born...they're built."

Purchase here: http://www.tashablack.com/reconstructed.html

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Torn (Seeking Her Mates, Part #1) by Carina Wilder

"A woman, torn between two destinies, seeking the two men who are fated to find their way to her."

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1H02aIr
Barnes&Noble: http://bit.ly/20oMsgP
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1046092255
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/torn-90

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Midnight Shift (Midnight Shifters, Book #1) by Renee George

"Can two alpha wolf shifters love Benie enough to put their differences aside to save her?"

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01498XPAU
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/midnight-shift/id1032851626?mt=11
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/midnight-shift-1
Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/midnight-shift-renee-george/1122154691?ean=9781625179968