Monday, November 23, 2015

I heart Dragons!

I tempted you with the cover and teased you with the blurb - and now it's HERE!


is now available!

TITLE: Acne, Asthma, And Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon
Pub. Date: November 23, 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Format: eBook and paperback
Find it: Amazon  |  Barnes and Nobles |  Goodreads

Allyson fights acne, not trolls. As an inhaler-carrying member of the asthma society, she just wants to meet the father who turned her mother into a paranoid, move-across-the-nation freak. Now she’s trying to fit in at yet another school, but for the first time in her life, she has a best friend, Beth. When Allyson accidentally spits fire at kidnappers in the mall, she realizes why her father isn’t in the picture: she’s half dragon. Her acne? Emerging scales. Her asthma? The side effects of her dragon’s fire breath. Instead of freaking out, unflappable Beth reveals her own troll heritage and explains how things work with the supernatural creatures hiding within the modern world of smartphones and skyscrapers.

When trolls kidnap a unicorn, Beth gets blamed. Allyson is determined to prove Beth’s innocence and keep her friend off the unicorn chopping block. When they start looking for the kidnappers, they get a call from the last person they expect: Allyson’s father. He tries to warn them off, but he’s been put under a spell by the kidnappers to keep the victims from escaping. Nothing short of death can stop him. Now Allyson must choose between killing the father she’s always dreamed of, or letting her best friend die for a crime she didn’t commit.

About the Author:
Living as a muggle has brought Rena some levels of success such as completing her master’s degree, but always the stories returned, calling her to the keyboard in the dark of night. Now, having built armies from words, Rena has set her sights on world domination, one book at a time.
From her secret base in the wine country, Rena has enlisted the help of her cats, her loyal dogs, and her family―who can be relied upon to hide the launch codes at a moment’s notice. You can find Rena at her blog, follow her on Twitter, Goodreads, or find her on Facebook.

Be sure to stop by the release party on Facebook and win some fun prizes to help along your reading fun, and maybe even a gift card or two!

I know a few fantasy fans I'm buying this for as Christmas gifts - gotta keep those young ones reading! Very excited for Rena and looking forward to more!

Are you spreading some Christmas/holiday cheer with books this year? Got any recommendations for me to put on my Christmas list? I love fantasy and sci fi and thrillers (guess that's why I write them!)

And I hope you all have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lamest of the Lame

That's me.

I'd blame it on my feeble, old mind,
I'd blame it on my lazy behind,
I'd blame it on my lack of time
I'd blame it on my need to unwind

But I really have no good excuse
For letting down my housewife crew
I shouldn't have sat on my big caboose
I should've done better for all of you!


with our special guest poster this week


Now I have to check my emails and see what else I forgot this weekend... It's definitely Monday, people.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

One woman's troubles

Welcome to this month's installment of the Insecure Writer's Support Group!

When I'm feeling insecure, I like to hear about what everyone else is up to. Usually there are some who have a lot more to worry about than I do - and that puts my puny problems into perspective... And you guys always cheer me up! So I'm not going to burden anyone this month - I want you to lay yours on me.

BTW, now that my Simulation release tour is over, let me know if there is something I can plug for you!

Like M Pax's Realms Faire! 

SIMULATION is a prize in the VelociRaffle. It's a rafflecoptor and the booty is divided into 6 packages. Each lot has a giftcard with it - check it out!

The Realms Faire is Nov. 9-13th.
The raffle opens at midnight on the 9th and closes at midnight on the 13th.

PS - Randi Lee offered to guest post me and it went up today! Yay! Stop by if you get a chance - the Lazy Housewife is talking about being a kid again...

Hope this Fall is turning out to be a bountiful season!