A few of my favorite things

Have you finished your holiday shopping? If you haven’t, I have a few suggestions for a few of my favorite things.

A comfy lap desk

A timer to keep you focused

If you prefer an app, the Be Focused Pro app (apple) is excellent. It’s based on the Pomodoro concept. I use it when I’m drafting my books. I also use it to clean or do other tasks as well. You can also use the timer on your phone or a kitchen timer, whatever works. Give it a try and boost your productivity.

Pretty pens

If you’re a mac user, these cases are beautiful. I have the pink glitter and lilac faux alligator.

My favorite cart. I use one for my planners, one for sewing supplies, and one for cleaning supplies. Target, Michaels, and other retailers have similar carts.

And of course my ebook boxed sets make great gifts.


Only one more week!

Only one more week until you meet Violet and Duncan. Here’s a snippet to tide you over until then:

As he was deciding between smelling like summer or leather, Duncan jumped and let out a yelp.

Rubbing his backside, he turned, looking for what beast had stung him.

’Twas a woman. She leered at him. “Hello handsome.”

“Mistress.” He inclined his head, desperately looking around for Violet.

The woman moved closer, a predator scenting prey.

“I haven’t seen you around.” She had lips as red as blood and skin dark as old leather. Her assets were on display and if Duncan hadn’t already been told this was how some women dressed, he would have thought her a prostitute.

“Aye. I needs go.”

“Oooh, you’re from Scotland.” She pouted at him. “Too bad you don’t have a kilt on, I’d love to find out what’s underneath.”

She ran her fingers up his arm, the bright red nails leaving faint marks on his skin. The scent she wore went up his nose and he sneezed three times.

The woman pressed herself against him. “Why don’t we get out of here?”


As Violet came around the corner, Duncan wanted to hide behind her like a small lad.

She glared at the woman. “Back off. My friend isn’t interested.”

The woman tossed her hair and sniffed. “Whatever. Though why he’d want you when he could have all this is beyond me.”

She flounced off, leaving Duncan with his mouth wide open. When he dared a glance at Violet, she had her arms crossed over her chest, muttering under her breath.

“Is she gone?” Duncan let out a breath. “Was that one of the ‘mean girls’ you told me about?”

She nodded. “That woman would eat you for breakfast.”

He shuddered.

“Come. Let us leave before she comes back.” He leaned down and whispered in Violet’s ear. “She pinched my arse.”

Violet clapped a hand over her mouth, shoulders shaking.

“‘Tisn’t funny.”

A laugh escaped as she wiped her eyes. “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t laugh but the look on your face when I came around the corner.” She doubled over laughing.

“I think you were more afraid of her than the alligator.”

“I was not afeared.” Duncan stiffened. Then he grinned. “Aye, you’re right. She terrified me. Ye should have heard the scandalous things she whispered in my ear.”

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2 more weeks!

2 weeks until you meet Violet and Duncan! Here’s a little snippet until then:
When he emerged from the bathing chamber, Duncan strode across the room.
“Shall we go or are ye going to laze about all day?”
Violet gaped at him. Then stood and reached out, touching his face, running her fingers up and down his skin. “Wow. You clean up well. I swear you look like they sculpted you from marble.”
He smirked. “You find me most pleasing.”
“I didn’t mean to say that last part out loud.” She turned a fetching shade of pink. Then she stuck her nose in the air. “It was an observation, like admiring a beautiful flower. Some people find that look attractive.”
“Ye think I am as pleasing as a flower.” His mouth twitched, but he knew better than to laugh out loud.
Violet held up the keys. “Let’s go.”
He followed her out of the house. “Aye, ye find my form and visage most pleasing, you may tell me ’tis so.”
“If you don’t stop talking, I won’t let you taste pizza.”
For a moment, Duncan was so distracted by her long legs in the scandalous shorts that he almost missed what she said. “Wait. What is ‘pizza’?”
The woman smirked at him. “Be quiet and you’ll find out.” She opened the door to the horseless carriage.
’Twas an odd shape, almost like an egg on its side. Duncan paled. “Nay, I wish to walk.”
“Don’t be a baby. All men love cars. Get in.” 
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A few of my favorite reads

Looking for something to read while you’re waiting for my next book?
Here’s some of my favorite books/series. Please note, the urban fantasy recommendations are steamy.
Urban Fantasy
What have you read lately? Drop a comment and let us know.
Happy Reading!

Printable Reading List

Want a printable list you can download and check off as you read your way through each series? Here you go!

Each series is on it’s own page so you can only print the pages you need. I’ve also included the family tree and map for my time travel series.

There’s a letter size version. And for all you planner people (oh, how I love my planner), an A5 version.

Printable Reading List Letter Size
Reading List Letter Size

Printable Reading List for Planners A5 Size