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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Blog, Blood Stoned, Cat Nip, Jinx | 26 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi everyone. First let me say that I really appreciate the author and reader support I’ve found among this group. Blood Stoned published on Tuesday and you all really helped me get Maggie and Hunter ready to go. And a special thanks to Siobhan Muir for her formatting tips. I’ve been  trying to catch up with letting people know about the release all week. Promotion is not my forte and lots less interesting to me than writing but… *Ahem* I’ve put a Good Reads link at the bottom of the post. Thanks in advance if you have time to stop by and mark it “To Read.” Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here.   “Don’t you ever talk?” I grumbled. “Not well.” His warm breath brushed against my lips when he pulled my head closer and murmured, “Do you need words?” He was a big man. Though I lay plastered on top of his body, he could easily overpower me and take what he obviously wanted; a beast might. I stared into his eyes, trying to judge who controlled Hunter at the moment. “Beautiful,” he said gruffly. His forehead furrowed as he struggled to find more words to give me. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Blood Stoned, Jinx 2 Available: Amazon  Read This Book (Blood Stoned): Good...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Blog, Blood Stoned, Cat Nip, Jinx | 20 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and enjoying the end of summer. I’m sharing another snippet this weekend from Blood Stoned, my Jinx series story coming out this week. Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. From Blood Stoned~ Sarah stood outside the shed watching me groom Clarence. I couldn’t leave the lean-to without walking past her, a thing I didn’t want to do. “Langdon needs you, Maggie. He sent me to fetch you,” she called to me. Her mouth moved and the words were spoken in a voice I recognized as hers. I might have believed and rushed to join her had her head not listed to the side in an odd way. Sarah’s dead, I reminded myself. Nevertheless, a facsimile of what she’d been, floated outside the door waiting for me. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Have a great week, everyone!! gem Web / Twitter / FB / Amazon / GR / ...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Blog, Blood Stoned, Jinx, Weekend Writing Warriors | 16 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi to all.  Somewhere outside last week, while weed-eating around the utility barn and the fish pond, I acquired poison ivy. Yuck! Wish I could get Maggie Jenks to visit and make it go away. *BG* Today, I’m sharing another eight sentences from my Old West healer/shifter story,  Blood Stoned. Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. From Blood Stoned~ Drip…Drip…Drip… Blood trickled from my nose, over my lip, and fell with a splat on the back of my hand. Fascinated, I watched the bloodstone slide across the table, stop when it reached my clenched fist, rub against the blood that had fallen, and pulse with dark magic as it fed. I shuddered, but my disgust didn’t prevent me from scooping up the hex stone to hold in a tight grip. Who. Did. I. Heal? I demanded answers from myself, pushing at the magical bindings that locked secrets in my mind. “Show me,” I snarled and felt the bloodstone’s power clear a path to the truth. I closed my eyes, sinking into the vision. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Have a great week, everyone!!   gem Web / Twitter / FB / Amazon / GR / ...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Blog, Blood Stoned, Jinx, Weekend Writing Warriors | 16 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi all. I’m hurrying in this morning to share another snippet from Blood Stoned.  Tentative release date August 11. Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. From Blood Stoned~ My gift kicked in about the time I turned ten, as if it had been waiting for me to grow into it. It wasn’t more than a day after my birthday when my step-daddy carried one of his friends home for Mama to tend. The poor man had been gut shot and Mama said she couldn’t do a thing. “Let me, Mama,” I still remember saying. I didn’t know a thing about what I was doing and was scared, sure as sin; but I lost the will to manage my own limbs and walked right up to the bed and laid my hands on that man. His stomach spit out the bullet, the veins knitted back together, and then the skin closed up real pretty leaving not even so much as a scar. He lived but I wasn’t sure I would. My skin had stretched tight, bloated with magic, which at the time I didn’t recognize. When my feet floated above the floor of our cabin, my step-daddy—who was not a religious man—crossed himself,  took my arm, pulled me to the door, shoved me outside, and barred the door behind me. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Have a great week, everyone!! gem Web / Twitter / FB / Amazon /...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Bitter Creek Holler, Blog, Blood Stoned, Cat Nip, Ursus Horribilis | 17 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Hey everyone! *waving* I’m back! Pardon my absence. I’ve missed you all and even spent many Sundays reading snippets. Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. *Ahem* I have news. I’ve been engaged in series melding. I always knew I wanted to link my Old West historical paranormal/fantasy  series with my contemporary paranormal/urban fantasy  series. I just didn’t know how.  In May, during final edits (or what I thought were final edits)  on the third Bitter Creek Holler story, Ursus Horribilis, it suddenly dawned on me how to connect to the Jinx stories  set in the Old West.  It was a lovely epiphany but it wreaked havoc on my release schedule. After spending June and most of this month introducing the new threads to both Blood Stoned (Jinx 2) and Ursus Horribilis, I’m satisfied with what I came up with. 😀  Today, I’m sharing a snippet from the next book out, Jinx 2—Blood Stoned. From Blood Stoned, Jinx 2~ Hunter cuddled Maggie, trying to warm her body with his. He’d brought her back to camp because something was very wrong and he needed help to make her better. His jaguar snarled at him, frantically trying to get out, but what could the cat do? For the first time in memory, he was glad for human hands that could hold and stroke, rather than paws with claws that would tear and rend. Hawk and Lynx stared across the fire at Hunter; but Wolf, in human form, paced, emitting growls and half-shifting  more than once, as if a war waged inside of him. For the moment anyway, the other beastman’s human part prevailed. Abruptly, the old wolf came to a halt in front of Hunter. “I am Jake Lonestar,” he announced.  “Your woman makes me remember.” © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved.  Cat Nip (Jinx 1) Available @ Amazon    / B&N  / ARe /  iTunes  /  Kobo Have a great week, everyone!! gem Web / Twitter / FB / Amazon /...

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Goodreads Contest

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Blog, Book Shout-Out, Contests | Comments Off on Goodreads Contest

Goodreads Contest

Hey, everyone! I’m giving a big shout-out to let you all know about a contest I’m hosting on Goodreads.  Since I have a gorgeous new  cover wrap for Wolf’s Tender and the print edition is absolutely scrumptious, I decided to offer a signed paperback copy of Wolf’s Tender as the prize for my first Goodreads contest. The contest starts June 2nd and ends on June 10th. And because I’ve met so many wonderful readers who have become friends from Australia, Great Britain, and Canada, I’ve included those countries as well as the U.S. in the give-away.  This is my first contest on Goodreads and I’m still learning the hows of it all, but I hope to open the next contest to even more countries. Anyway, click on the button below to enter and Good Luck Everyone!   Goodreads Book Giveaway Wolf’s Tender by Gem Sivad Giveaway ends June 10, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Bitter Creek Holler, Blog, Ursus Horribilis, Weekend Writing Warriors | 18 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Happy Mother’s Day and Greetings Earthlings. Today, I’m sharing another snippet from my Bitter Creek Holler title, Ursus Horriblilis. “If the wolf’s pelt didn’t belong to a pack member, why are you so set on having it?” Rhee persisted. Shep wanted to tell her to hush, to not draw attention to herself, but the old man fixed his crazy eyes on her again. “Mate,” the old lobo rasped, the one word so laden with sorrow it resonated in the room and caused a chorus of mournful howls. Damn, no wonder the old man is more than half crazy. Lonestar’s mate had been killed and skinned. “How long ago?” Shep asked, ready to leave and help Lonestar retrieve the white wolf pelt. The question of when it happened seemed to stump the other shifter. The old man frowned as if searching for the answer and finally growled, “Winter. 1867.” © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. Have a great week, everyone!!...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Bitter Creek Holler, Blog, Ursus Horribilis, Weekend Writing Warriors | 20 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi everyone. I’m out of the saddle and back in Bitter Creek Holler this weekend with my bear shifter, Shep Buchanan and his witchy mate, Rhee Hess, in Ursus Horribilis.  “How much do you weigh?” Shep couldn’t turn his head to answer let alone get up and out of the rain; but he could hear, and he thought Rhee’s inquiry odd. Before he could muster an answer, she crouched by his side, sliding one of her arms under his shoulders and the other beneath his hips. “You can’t…” his words slurred into nothing as he tried to explain that he was too big for her to carry; and apparently he was wrong anyway. She launched herself up and lifted him with her. It felt as if he’d been sucked into a whirlpool. His two hundred and thirty pound frame became weightless in her arms, pressure squeezed his skull, and his stomach heaved, as a current of static electricity brushed over, then through him.  And then he was inside the witch’s house. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. Have a great week, everyone!!...

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Weekend Writing Warrior

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Blog, Eclipse, News, Weekend Writing Warriors | 15 comments

Weekend Writing Warrior

Hi everyone. Hope your spring is going well. During the Cowboy Candy sale ( was super) I found out about a new promo tool called Thunderclap. Check it out if you have a new book coming out. It helps you harness multiple social media platforms and reach mega numbers of potential buyers. Anyway, I’m sharing another snippet from Wolf’s Tender today. “Naomi—how come you remained unwed?” Charlie asked. She blinked at the question, trying to discern his reason for asking before she told him the truth. “I guess I was just fortunate, no one ever wanted me.” A rough growl escaped his throat and his gray eyes darkened to the color of pitch. “What?” she asked, backing away from him. He stalked after her, his manner predatory, never dropping her gaze. She retreated as if facing a true wolf; ready to spin and run, her foot grazed the blanket and she realized he’d herded her there. He pounced, sweeping her off her feet, removing her clothing with furious haste. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Wolf’s Tender Available Now: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1HNf1tj ARe:http://bit.ly/1E1gk94 B&N: http://bit.ly/1JlvHcx iTunes: http://apple.co/1FcK7gg Kobo:http://bit.ly/1CkfuhZ Smashwords:http://bit.ly/1CkfuhZ   Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. Have a great week, everyone!!...

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Weekend Writing Warriors

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 in Blog, Book Shout-Out, Eclipse, Weekend Writing Warriors | 19 comments

Weekend Writing Warriors

*Waving* Hey, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed everyone. What with the floods and the holiday, I’ve been gone way too long. During my hiatus, other projects went on the back burner while I hustled to get one of my Eclipse titles a new cover, reformatted, and re-released in time for the Cowboy Candy sale— which I committed to in January when April sounded a long time away. (April 12-18, eight western romance authors offering eight hot cowboy stories for .99 each.) 😉 Wolf’s Tender is the first story in the McCallister Bounty Hunter trilogy. I haven’t yet mastered Create Space to produce a paperback copy, but the ebook is formatted, uploaded, and now available at most of the distros. Whew! What a ride. For more book info, here’s a link to my Eclipse Heat page. And, here’s a snippet from Wolf’s Tender: McCallister Bounty Hunters Book One.  “You’re lucky you survived the raid; think about that instead of wallowing in guilt and let the law take care of the kids,” Charlie Wolf said in disgust. He had a cigar, a bottle of good whiskey waiting for him, and moments before he’d thought that enough. The school teacher made him want more, which aggravated him. “That half-full trough of hot water still has some steam coming from it and that’s the only thing on my mind right now,” he lied. Awkwardly, the teacher fit her body to his—hip to hip, thigh to thigh, bosom to chest and he discovered a willowy armful with gentle curves, rather than the figure he’d previously judged too thin. Thinking about Miss Parker’s long, white legs riding his hips as he sank into her heat, Charlie had to stifle his groan. “You trying to have your way with me?” he asked in disbelief. “If that’s what it takes to get you to listen,” she answered primly. © 2015 Gem Sivad LLC. All rights reserved. Wolf’s Tender, Available now~ Amazon: http://amzn.to/1HNf1tj ARe:http://bit.ly/1E1gk94 B&N: http://bit.ly/1JlvHcx iTunes: http://apple.co/1FcK7gg Kobo:http://bit.ly/1CkfuhZ Smashwords:http://bit.ly/1CkfuhZ   Find more Weekend Writing Warriors  here. Have a great week, everyone!! gem   a Rafflecopter...

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