Monday, March 18, 2019

Best Seller Lists


I want to thank everyone who helped spread the word this week about my Loved By Darkness around the world deal. The novel made and held Amazon #1 Best Seller in mystery or romantic suspense in Canada and Australia for three days. That is huge in my world. In the UK, LBD reached the top twenty in mystery. And in the USA, it ranked as high as #49, also in mystery. And I owe it all to you, fans of my works. Thank you. Thank you!

I hope those of you who downloaded it this past week will love it and will please consider leaving a review.

Thank you all again, from the bottom of my heart. AJ


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Thursday, March 14, 2019

MY GREATEST SALE

Hey gang,

Check out my romantic suspense C.U.F.F. line today. Grab your weekend read. Grab two or three. I don't think you'll be sorry.



As always I appreciate you, my fans.
AJ

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MY READING RECOMENDATIONS THIS MONTH

I love to read and will read just about anything, including directions to put a bookcase together. I believe you’re the same. Otherwise why would you be reading my blog. Lol

I thought I’d share with you what I found interesting or enjoyable this past month. (The links are Amazon as I’m a Kindle reader)

For my romantic suspense mystery fans, I need to tell you about Along Came A Cowboy by Bev Pettersen. Actually, I read this book right after it came out. It was great. It’s a little different than Bev’s other works. It starts off reading like a contemporary romance but then IT happens. IT being a murder. You’re going to love and hate her characters. Give it a try.




Soon I’m headed to Ireland. I’ve never been and can’t wait. So this month I purchased A Week In Winter by Irish author Maeve Binchy. Wonderful! If you like novels where you learn about the characters one by one and then how they all come together and help each other over-come their issues, you’ll love this book. It also gave me a sense of the people living in Ireland. I can’t wait to meet them. If you have any books that you enjoyed by Irish authors or about Ireland, please share with me.





Into audio books? Infamous by Susanne Brockmann. What a Hoot! I giggled throughout this one. Totally enjoyable.





I also found An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski very interesting. And emotional read, which I couldn’t stop doing. The connections we make with others and how we impact their lives is remarkable.




Tell me what you’re reading and find entertaining?





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Burning Down The House


Some days I know I should’ve stayed in bed. Yesterday was one.

My day started off great. Really it did. I got up, did some writing and then only left five minutes late for my monthly meeting with the Pocono-Lehigh writers. It’s so good to get together face-to-face with other writers. We share what is going on in our personal lives, learning that none of us have an easy time of it to find moments to write. However, despite day jobs and family obligations we keep on putting pen to paper every chance we can.

After my meeting, there were errands to run, groceries to buy, dogs and kids to fed. You know the drill. You’re living it too. Any who… In rushing to catch up and maybe find those elusive moments to write, I turned on the oven in preparation for dinner and headed into my office to type out a conversation I had running in my head between Aden Nash, my next U.S. Marshal hero, and his partner.

About ten minutes later, one of the boys yelled the cookies were hot and my heart literally leaped against my breast bone. I scrambled out of my fictional world, leaving my chair spinning, and raced down the hallway to learn the cookies and rolls I’d just bought had their plastic wrappers shrink-wrapped around them.
Needless to say I was upset with myself. One thoughtless action might have cost my family our home.


Now, I could’ve dwelled on it and let the festering ruin what had been a pretty good day, but instead I first thanked God for watching over us and then went back my office and wrote out the physical and emotional responses I had just experienced, because someday one of my characters will do the same stupid thing.


Have you ever done something as stupid? Please share. Don’t let me feel like the only time-challenged person in the world.



Friday, February 22, 2019

It’s George Washington’s birthday and I will not lie. I really like my day job. Yes. It’s Friday, but if was any other day of the week, I’d tell you the same thing. I like what I do. However, my passion is telling a great story~working with the characters and writing my thoughts and theirs down. Since I don’t work this weekend, I’ll be working on my next romantic suspense.

This time of year in the northeast, some people like go to the movies, or skiing, or bowling , or shopping the white sales, but me, I look forward to spending time with my fiction cast. Then, I’ll catch up on my own reading.

What will you be doing this weekend?




Revenge is what she wanted. A love she thought she didn't deserve is what she found. Can she be the woman he needs?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hurting Someone Is .....

Good morning,

Recently I started a new novel, and two days later and I stopped. I had the perfect first chapter which ended with a lot of questions, however there was something stopping me from continuing. I knew from experience that when this happens something was wrong with my storyline. Not probably wrong. Definitely wrong. It took me a week to figure out what was hindering me. I don’t like to hurt others, and as a writer of romantic suspense/mystery I must.


I was born a kind kindhearted, old soul. I love helping people and rarely do I lash out at anyone. And if you connect with any of my fans of my Perfect Love line, they’ll tell you I’m those books. I’m the Hallmark, Gilmore Girls type.

I am a nice person. I’m not apologizing, but I’m also reader who loves a good suspense or mystery.


You’ve probably heard the old adage, ‘Write what you know.’ Well in today’s world authors can research and learn with the click of a button. So, the new old adage is ‘Write what you would love to read’, and therefore I’m going to. I’m going to hurt someone today. In spite of this evil act, I’m also going to bring together two soulmates who probably wouldn’t have met if I hadn’t been so determined to commit a crime.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Monday, February 18, 2019

One Reason I Love What I Do

Good morning,

Yesterday, I took time to do somethings that I haven’t done in a while and which gave me pleasure in the past. One was to pull out old cds and listen to the music great artists produced a decade ago. A few of them were pure country and about lost love.

I’ve always been in awe of song writers and poets. They can express such raw emotion and conjure up powerful imagery is so few words. My admiration for them is one of the reasons I made Carrie in Perfect Hearts a song writer. Carrie had that awesome ability.

Being a writer is fun, because like actors we get to travel to different lands, and times, and become anything we’d want.

Fall in love with Carrie and Luke in Perfect Hearts. It’s on sale this month for $.99 at Amazon.

Enjoy!





Sunday, February 17, 2019

Good morning,

Aren’t Sundays the best? Especially when you’re off work and the sun is shining bright. While I do enjoy chatting with people at day job, I’m a pure-at-heart-homebody. I just love days in which I don’t need to be out the door by a certain time. Days that the realm of possibilities in limitless.
One thing I love to do on days like this is connect with friends. This morning, I spent several hours online with a friend Lenee as we worked on our new works. Silently, we wrote lines that we hope readers will gobble up for years to come. I also, spent time with three grandsons, making king-size breakfasts for all. There is no meal better than a homemade Sunday breakfast.

What does the afternoon hold for me? My options are wide open. I could wash my car. I do like driving a shiny car. I could take a walk and feel the winter’s air on face. I could binge watch Outlander, again. Yup I’m a fan. I could grab that hard-cover book I bought before Christmas and get lost in another world. Whatever I do, I know I’ll enjoy. I hope you enjoy your day too!

Tell me what your favorite Sunday breakfast is.