I’ve Got My Reading and Writing On!

So, #boutofbooks started today (at midnight) and I’ve done some reading. I have had a stack of books to choose from that I’ve been collecting for just this week. I won’t get all of them read, but I’ll get a few of them finished.

This is what I’m reading:

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero (I started this last year, but I’m determined to finish it this week)

The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

and

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Did you join Bout of Books? Have you ever participated in a readathon? If I organized one, would you participate?

The other part of my post title… About Getting My Write On? Yeah, I’ve been doing that, too. I have started Mac, Simple Need, book 4. Vinter will re-release later this week, with the other Simple Need books coming out every 3 weeks until Mac is finished and released!

I’ll have a cover for you soon!

Have a great week and stay warm!

~lissa

Happy Wondrous 2018

I started to add some text to the image above, but it’s too beautiful to touch. It’s bright and it’s crisp and it’s new and it’s open. It’s open to all the wonders we can imagine.

Happy 2018, Y’all!

It’s bitterly cold here in the south and while I don’t usually mind cold, we southerners aren’t built for this kind of cold. We have thin blood. We can handle heat and humidity better than most. But this cold stuff? 11 degrees? Nope.

As I write this, though, it’s cloudy and I have two cats in the office with me. Two more out on the couch. One upstairs. And one in a cat tree in my old office. What I don’t have with me is a cup of coffee which will be rectified momentarily.

There is no purpose to this message other than a HELLO! And a wish for you, whoever you are, to have a wondrous 2018.

And you know what? I believe that will be my word for the year… Wondrous! Do you have a word for the year?

In the coming weeks, I’ll fill y’all in on my ideas for the coming months, but for now, let’s all just stay warm and cozy up with a good book.

~lissa

Bout of Books 21

 

It’s time to GET YOUR READ ON!

 

Bout of Books is a read-a-thon hosted by author/blogger/reader Amanda Shofner and blogger/reviewer/reader Kelly from Reading the Paranormal.  It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 8th and runs through Sunday, January 14th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 21 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.

I will be posting updates about my reading on Twitter, Facebook, and hopefully Instagram.

I’m still gathering the books that I will be reading or attempting to read. At least one will be a paperback or hardback and at least one will be on Kindle. I have a ton of books to choose from and I’m totally excited to be participating again.

I don’t have any goals really beyond reading. I started 2017 with the intention of reading more and reading at least one chapter of a book at night. I will be employing that same intention for 2018, only I want to read more than one chapter per day/night. I have found a love of reading again by branching out and forcing myself to get out of the reading rut I was in prior to 2017. And read-a-thons like Bout of Books has helped tremendously.

If you’d like to join up as well, and I think you should, the sign-up is HERE.

Some participants are listing goals for the read-a-thon and I think, for me, given the writing schedule I have, my goal for this round of Bout of Books will be to read 2 books. If I can read 3 books, that would be awesome. But my stated goal will be to read 2 books. On January 8th, I’ll let y’all know what book I’m going to start with.

I really do hope you’ll consider signing up to read with me and whole big community of readers.

If you’d like to follow along, the use the hashtag #boutofbooks on social media!

~lissa

Happy Thanksgiving

If you celebrate Thanksgiving here in America, I wish you a happy and lovely time with good food, good friends, good family, and plenty of good times laughing.

If you’re not in America, I wish you a very happy weekend full of life and love and grand adventures…

Please stay safe wherever you are and know that you are appreciated every day of the year.

~lissa

Push Me Harder is Now Available!

Available as an ebook:

Amazon Kindle

When two people must push through the last vestiges of heartache and guilt to embrace life and love, it takes a leap of faith, a lot of tears, and some unbridled sexiness on a porch swing…

Caitlyn never expected to be a widow at the age of thirty.

Jethro never expected to lose his brother in the desert of Afghanistan so far from home.

Neither expected the feelings and desires from long ago to bubble up through the cracks in their hearts.

But for two souls who were never meant to be more than friends, life has pushed them toward finding happiness together.

*This book was previously published by Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc and titled The Swing. It has been revised, expaned, re-covered, and re-titled.

New books will be coming soon (paranormal and contemporary and a new pen name) and all these older ones will be coming back, too (including the ones that need new books written). Thank you for all your patience and support.

Have a great weekend!

~lissa