Remember, Remember, it’s November

It’s my favorite time of the year again! From October to December, I love it! The hubbub, decorations, family gatherings, etc. It’s fabulous in my mind. Although, it could be because of my birthday too….. 😉
So, Appointed By Fate has been out and about for a little over a month. I’ve been to two author events (Beaverdale Books & Plain Talk Books & Coffee) and hope to sneak some more in before the end of the year. Reviews are trickling in on Amazon and Goodreads, so if you’ve read the book, but forgot to leave a review, DO IT (pretty please).
Thus far, I’ve had a plethora (yeah, that’s one of my catch phrases) of requests to spill the beans about Book 2 in The Mobster Files. Well, I can tell you this: it’s been submitted to Hot Tree Publishing and they’re reviewing it as we sip our coffee & avoid work on Monday 😉 That’s all I’m at liberty to say….right now…….

In other book news:
If you haven’t seen a calendar yet, it’s November! November means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)!! Basically, the goal is to write a 50k novel in one month. Crazy, I know, but I absolutely LOVE it! It’s an adrenaline rush and a panic attack at the same time. I’m about 15k into my story As Londyn Falls. If you’d like a synopsis or stalk to my progress, check out my NaNo page . I’m very excited to see where this story takes me. It’s the first of a new series. Each book will be a standalone. There may be some cross-over, but nothing that will make the books impossible to read separately.

All right, well, I should stop procrastinating and begin typing my NaNoWriMo story to get my words in for the day. I’ll leave you with a sexy teaser from Appointed By Fate 😉

Appointed By Fate is LIVE

Hello, my lovelies. Happy dance time because Appointed By Fate is #LIVE and thriving 🙂 Yay! Reviews are coming in like hotcakes and readers are LOVING Joci and Cameron’s story. A BIG thank you to all the blogs, bloggers, FB pages, fans, and fellow authors who helped make release day phenomenal! Indie is the way to go in case you’re wondering. There’s such a sense of family and community that you don’t get with traditional publishing houses. Huge Shout out to Hot Tree Publishing and their fantastic crew. I love being part of that incredible group of people. All you who showed up and participated in my online release party, you’re awesome!

So, if you’re torn between wanting to read Appointed By Fate now or get it in paperback, don’t worry, you can do BOTH!!!! If you’re in Des Moines metro, I have a book signing this Saturday at Beaverdale Books from 2-3 pm and I’ll gladly sign your paperback 🙂 Okay, I’m going to “relax” for an hour or so before I get back to prepping for the next exciting steps of Appointed By Fate’s release. Look for me on Facebook, so you can keep up to date with me stalker-style 😉


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Appointed By Fate Buy Links

Here are all the awesome links to buy Appointed By Fate. I forgot to post them earlier, so here they are now. Also, be on the look out for special updates on my Facebook page especially as the release date gets closer.

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First Interview with Authors Interviews

Hey everyone! We’re getting close to release month and I’ve started interviews already. Here’s my first one with Fiona. Fellow authors, I’ve included her link in case you want to check out the possibilities. She did a great job 🙂


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Cover Reveal-Appointed By Fate

‘Appointed by Fate’ releases September 30th. Treat yourself now while it’s#halfprice

One of Iowa’s most prominent criminal attorneys, Joci Dorous is ruthless and devoid of emotion in the courtroom. It’s what makes her the best. Her most recent client allegedly committed murder and, despite a rocky start, Joci is determined to win Cameron Shearer’s case.

Since this is her first homicide, she has the support of a second-chair attorney—her ex who wants her back. To make things more complicated, her hunky cop of a booty call, Cameron’s arresting officer, isn’t quite ready to let her go either. Who knew being surrounded by three hot guys could be so deliciously exhausting?

As the mystery of the case unravels, she soon discovers the true reason behind Cameron’s impromptu visit to Iowa. It’s this knowledge that endangers all those she holds dear. Caught up in confusion, chaos, and criminal law, how will her heart survive the final verdict?

#Appointed_Reveal #SkyeMcNeil #HTPubs

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*****5 Star Review*****

Proud mommy moment right here. Timberline got its first 5 star review! If you didn’t already know, I love 4 & 5 star reviews. They make me tingly all over, so if you loved or even liked the book, please review it on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Reviews are an authors best friend. Thank you for your support 😉 Don’t have your copy yet? Here’s the link:

on June 26, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Timberline Release Day!

It’s release daaaaayyyyyy!!!!!! I’ll keep it short, sweet and to the point. Timberline is available on in the e-book version 😀

Also, Timberline is ready to roll straight off Barnes and Noble if you’re more of a Nook person. Very exciting right there!

The paperback will be up hopefully by the end of May, but I’ll post when I have a firm date from my publisher.

Here are the links, I hope you enjoy.

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Happy reading


Pre-Order Timberline

Exciting news! My latest book, Timberline, is available for Pre-Order through Amazon. You know what that means 😉 Get over there and purchase so the book immediately downloads to your Kindle on April 11, 2017.

More details as to paperback coming soon.

Here’s the blurb:

After leaving heartache in the Midwest, Jessamine Davis ventures to the mountains of New York City to pursue her dreams of editing best-selling novels. At the top of her game, Jessie sees no pitfalls in her future until a wedding invitation makes its way from Colorado. After her assistant mistakenly sends her RSVP, which includes a plus-one to attend her ex-fiancé and sister’s wedding, Jessie searches for a picture-perfect date to drag across the Rockies.

Asher Whitaker is in a writing slump. The words that usually flow screeched to halt a year ago. Hoping to gain inspiration, he takes a part-time job at his favorite coffee shop. Nothing could have prepared him for the unusual meeting with a gorgeous tea fanatic. Despite his reservations, Asher agrees to accompany Jessie to a week of family time on Mount Princeton.

Hilarity ensues as the two strangers attempt to pass off their faux relationship to the onslaught of her family. Torn between wanting to keep her distance from the ex-Army Ranger turned barista, Jessie begins to feel something other than repulsion for the opposite sex. Asher isn’t the typical Wall Street type, so her attraction to him startles her. With his bold tattoos and teasing demeanor, Asher mirrors everything she didn’t think she craved in a man. His dimpled smile and tall stature puts her at ease and creates havoc in her celibate mind.

Between fishing and four-wheeling, Asher’s connection to Jessie deepens along with the tall tales he spins regarding the real reason he left his mundane side job. Every hour he spends at Jessie’s side only furthers his desire to be more than a boyfriend. Yet, his secret identity holds him back from fully disclosing the truth.

Though they had ulterior motives for their hiatus, the two discover something greater in each other.

In a moment of irony, Jessie discovers who the tattooed barista truly is—a well-known author of novels that leave women weak in the knees—but more importantly, the man she was supposed to sign with her publishing house before leaving New York City.

Jessie’s time spent with Asher forces her to choose between being scorned by love or transforming her heart for the future.


Double Trouble

It’s finally March in Iowa. So far, the month has graced us with 76 degrees and tornado warnings and snow in the same week. Yep, sounds about right.

Since the last time we spoke, my alter ego has secured a publisher. (I’ll post the info later on.) Pop the champagne and sprinkle the confetti!!!! Wahooooooooo!

Now that the celebration is over, it’s time to get down to business. Having two publishers is a thrill and a bit scary. My book with Hartwood Publishing is set to debut in April 2017. Holy crap, that’s in a month 😮 Time flies when you’re having fun. Anyways, since going through the editing process (ugh), I came up with the sequel novel in this series. It will be epic…just like the first 😉

On the other hand, my sister pseudonym also has a new title with Crooked Cat Publishing set to debut in October/November 2017. I am very excited to get that story up and running, though I cringe when I think about professional edits. I’m certain this one will have plenty to go around. A few nights ago, my brain wouldn’t shut off in regards to the sequel to this story. So, like a good writer, I got up and wrote until my vision blurred.

Alas, the double trouble begins. Two authors, two publishers, two fantastic stories AND two sequels on the cusp of my fingers. Now if only I could get them moving. Having a bit of writer’s block….or should I say procrastination? Yeah, we’ll go with that one. Sounds better, I think.

Of course, I am ecstatic beyond measure that two of my stories will soon be on shelves for my readers to dive into! #Blessed 😉

For now, I’ll leave you with thoughts of springtime!


2017 is THE year

It’s officially a new year. Congrats, if you are just realizing this 😉 2017 has been interesting so far. At present, I’m at work, watching rain splatter in a nearly empty parking lot. It’s MLKJ day, but I’m at the office. Dreary is putting it lightly since the Court is closed and that means reviewing open cases. Boooriiiing. I was going to work on my re-write, but of course, I forgot the notebook at home. Ugh. Cue hitting head on desk until an alternative idea pops into my brain.

Update on my soon to be published novel: First round of edits are complete. They were brutal. Dear Lord, I use words that end in “ly” and the word “that” a lot. If you couldn’t tell… my posts 😛 But yeah, now the editor has the ‘script and I’m anxiously awaiting the next round. I’m both excited yet nervous as the impending April release date approaches. I’m sure it’s the same for other authors out there. 2017 has produced one short story. Currently, it’s unfinished, but I’ll get there.

Right now, I’m torn between wanting to edit and troll the internet. Pretty sure the trolling will win out, but my heart won’t be in it. Ever have those days? You know, you should be working on a story, yet you don’t want to and your brain desperately pulls you toward the story. It’s some subconscious yearning that drives me batty when I don’t put pen to paper. Having unfinished stories or unedited ones gives me panic attacks, but small ones that lay beneath the surface, constantly calling my name.

It’s torture, really. Writing, that is. Fascinating, compelling, thirst-quenching torture. Ah, a writer’s life is the only one for me. It hits me any time of the day, the need to write. I’ll be putting on makeup when a random quote comes to me. Granted, they’re not all gold, but I still have to write them. I need to get them out of me otherwise they play on a continuous loop until I do. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, please do. I tend to post those random snippets on there for your amusement or heartbreak, whichever hits you.

The Dallas Cowboys lost last night. Yep, I’m a lifelong fan if you didn’t already know. And before you start to judge me, just remember, I really don’t care. I’m a fan, NOT an encyclopedia of the sport, so BOOM. Anyways, the ‘Boys aren’t going to the Superbowl this year. 🙁 Next year, next year.

Back to writing, I think it would be useful at times if I had someone slap my hand every time I got distracted when I’m supposed to be editing. No doubt, my hands would be quite red by the end of the day, but such is life. Distractions are everywhere! Especially, when I’m at my day job….hehe. Yeah, I’m on ‘break’ when I write. Duh.

My goal for 2017 is to make enough money from my books that I can afford a trip to Scotland. Hint: I’m OBSESSED with the place and not just because of Outlander. I was enthralled with the country way back in high school. There is just something about mysterious mountains and untold stories of the Highlands that gets my blood pumping. When I visit, I am 100% sure I’ll never want to leave. And why would I? The place is full of stories waiting for me to pen. It’s a public service if I live there part of the year. I mean, it’s for my fans 😉 That goal may seem a bit pretentious, but hey, might as well dream big. Am I right?

All right, I’ll go back to ‘work’ now. And by ‘work’, I mean flipping through my current stories in need of revisions and playing eenie meenie miney mo until I pick one.

Stay safe out there if you’re driving. And if you have the day off, skate around the block for me 🙂