Showing posts from February, 2017

FORBIDDEN: Book Launch Celebration - Excerpt: #Seduction

Welcome to Forbidden’s book launch celebration! Better Wear Your Flak Jacket Today, I'm happy to share my 5-star review of this wonderful book. Below is a snippet. You can read the entire review at Goodreads (and add it to your to-read list while you're there) FORBIDDEN eBOOK IS FREE February 14th to 18th at AMAZON Synopsis: Year 2047, City of Samarra, capital of the Republic of Islamic Provinces & Territories Fifteen American travelers have vanished. Surrendering to Mayor Aamir's demands, Captain Sharif becomes the reluctant keeper of his city’s bloody secret – and the witness, Eliza MacKay. The devout Muslim is horrified to discover that if he exposes the cover-up, his family will suffer dire consequences. The CIA has the lying Sharif in their cross hairs. Sharif’s only hope is to prove his country's government is free of guilt. Secretly, he hunts forensic evidence. Cryptic messages, backstabbing informants, and corruption threaten Shar

That's Offensive #IWSG

Happy February, everybody! I hope you're all in for a great month. Recently, I had one of my writing insecurities materialize and roar at me like a tiny little dragon. While posting on a Facebook business page for my day job, I used a phrase that I say pretty regularly. I think it's snappy and cute, but it turns out, one of the customers found it offensive. (The phrase was: "make like a baby and head out" - as in, make like a tree and leave.) For the life of me, I still can't understand why she was offended, and this makes me wonder if there are parts of my published works that people find offensive, things that I would never expect to be interpreted that way. I often feel like we've become an overly politically-correct culture, so I don't mind offending people if I'm being intentionally offensive, but I don't want to unintentionally offend them. I guess this is why we have crit partners and editors and eventually reviewers - to help us only