*Weekly Check-in

Welcome to my weekly check-in where I post what I’ve been up to this past week.

Did I meet my writing target?

YES! I a) managed to wrap up my mahoosive chapter 22, and b) started in on chapter 23. I *had* hoped to have even more written, but I got stalled out with the distraction of waiting on beta feedback, and my bathroom is still being done, and now today, Mr B is home sick, so although I’ve slowed a bit, I still have tomorrow to get some words in (or this afternoon, Mr B’s sickness demands permitting).

 

As always, if you want to find out exactly what I’m writing, be sure to add Cornered to your Goodreads tbr.

And my Jenna Lyn Field target?

All good on this front, too.

Another 5 designs added to my advanced colouring project. I’m happy with that progress.

On the editing front?

Yep, yep, all good and on track. ☺

What else happened this week?

Well, I got my hair cut. That’s a pretty monumental occasion for an author, right? I mean, I left my house in the daytime and everything … :P

Just kidding. Though, I do have a giveaway happening over on Facebook if you wanted to check it out. Otherwise, not much else to report.

Okay, so what’s everyone else been up to this week? Meet your goals? Talk to me.

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#Giveaway + Blog Tour: Keri Lake’s Ricochet

Title: Ricochet 
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2015
The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.
 
A son.
 
A reason for living.
 
Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.
 
They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I’m cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.
A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.
 
I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who’s seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.
Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.
An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.
If she doesn’t destroy me first.

“This book is what would result if The Punisher and V for Vendetta ever had a baby. A super fucked up but incredibly awesome baby.” ~ Dirty Girl Romance

“Holy. Fucking. Hell. Mind is blown and I’m left reeling. I’ve pulled myself together and can now write the review this book deserves.” ~ Sam’s Ramblings

“Ricochet was my first foray into the world of Keri Lake and if I could describe her writing style based on this alone, the words Evil Genius come to mind. ” ~ Smokin’ Hot Book Blog

 Read an excerpt:

With my right hand, I pinned her flailing fist, then released her throat and seized the other. She stilled, flat against the wall, with my body pressed into hers.

“You had everything to do with it.” I pushed harder, my muscles steeled. “He didn’t just wrong me, he annihilated me. And there you were, stroking his cock, smiling beside him all the while.”

“All you saw was a smile, then. You should’ve looked deeper. So what? I’m your revenge? Your ticket to hurting him?” She sneered. “Guess what? He doesn’t give a shit about me. He never did. So, go ahead, Nick. Kill me.” She lifted her head away from the wall, only inches from my face. “Snap my fucking throat, if that’s what you plan to do. You’d be doing him and me a favor.”

Her body pulsed with tension, the tremble beating against me, through me, inside of me. Anger. Hate.

So much hate.

With one quick twist of my hands, I could’ve snapped her neck, been done with the whole plan and exited my miserable fucking existence on the wings of a bullet to my skull.

Instead, I slammed my lips against hers. Loving the struggle of her body trying to push me away. Hating the fact that her lips tasted like sweet salvation, beckoning me to whatever web of deception she’d been weaving since I’d taken her. Her delicious smell pervaded my senses—water on the flames burning inside of me, steaming up my mind.

Three years.

The last time I’d devoured a woman’s lips was three years ago, and that had been out of love. Kissing Aubree was something else entirely. Not gentle or tender. I kissed her violently, with all the fury locked inside of me, our frantic breaths clashing with one another.

Her moan vibrated inside my skull, as her hands clenched to fists, trying to break free from my grasp.

She opened her mouth wider, dragged my lip between her teeth, and bit me.

Aggression surged through my body and rattled the cage of something dark inside of me.

I wanted more. More pain. More rage. I wanted to tear into her while cursing her name. Purge myself of the hate until it was spent.

I broke the kiss, breaths heaving, as I glared down at her. “What do you know about Brightmoor?” I rasped.

“I don’t know anything about Brightmoor,” she gritted out.

Lies. “Yeah? Then, why did you have the fucking blueprints tucked in your purse? Devil’s Night plans safe and sound, beside your goddamn lipstick and compact.”

Her chest rose and fell as I kept her captive against the wall, her stare deadpan. “I didn’t—”

“Don’t lie to me.” I pressed harder, lips to her ear. “I fucking hate liars,” I whispered, inciting a shudder in her that brought a smile to my face. “Why did you have the chip?”

“I stole it.”

“You stole it.” I wanted to laugh at the stupidity of such a thought, but my voice lacked any ounce of humor or inflection. “I don’t think you did, Pistol Lips. I think he gave it to you. His little pet.”

“I fucking hate you.” Venom laced her words as she stared back at me, those golden eyes blazing with vehemence.

I licked my lips and glanced down at her pert breasts, and smiled. Squeezing her captured wrists with one hand, I reached up under her dress, only grazing the patch of lace that kept my finger from being inside of her, knowing everything she was too stubborn to admit.

Her lids turned heavy, as drunken eyes riveted on my lips.

“Tell me how much you hate me.”

“Don’t,” she warned, and I caught the scrape of her tongue across her teeth.

Grabbing a handful of hair, I tugged her head back until her neck stretched taut, and like a creature of night, I wanted to bite down into that supple flesh and rip her throat out. Dragging my tongue along her shoulder, I made my way to the base of her neck and bit her collarbone. She let out a gasp and I released her wrists. Lust blazed through my veins, when her fingers tangled in my hair and her leg curled around my hip, drawing me against her.

“You know what, Aubree? I fucking hate you, too, but goddamn … you taste so good.”

Hell was having her skin against mine and craving her so badly I wanted to crawl out of my own body.

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things. 
 
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*Weekly Check-in

Welcome to my weekly check-in where I post what I’ve been up to this past week.

Did I meet my writing target?

YES!!!!!!!

I not only met my word goal this week, but I wrote double that, and in the process, took some giant leaps in the scene I’m currently working on. And as I’m feeling MEGA accomplished in the writing department this week AND Cornered breached 70k, I do believe it calls for …

Muppet arms.

As always, if you want to find out exactly what I’m writing, be sure to add Cornered to your Goodreads tbr.

And my Jenna Lyn Field target?

All good on this front, too.

– Pink Hair, Blue Hair released on YESTERDAY, and it was a mighty fine day indeedy. Find out more HERE!

– I’ve added more designs to the advanced colouring book project I’ve been working on, and now have images ready for 7 pages.

So, I’m happy with this progress, too.

On the editing front?

I started on my new proofread, and as I suspected, based on the last story I proofread for this client, I’m already enjoying the job. So, yep, yep, all’s good on the editing front, too.

What else happened this week?

You mean, apart from all that? Well, I guess I could tell you that my house is upside down and Mr B has gutted the bathroom in order to redecorate from scratch and renovate–he even needed to replace the ceiling–but you probably don’t care that I shan’t get to shower for a few days and will be peeing in a bucket whilst the toilet is being switched over to the new one … right? ;)

Okay, so what’s everyone else been up to this week? Meet your goals? Talk to me.

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Pink Hair, Blue Hair by the ‘other me’ is here! #kidlit #picturebooks

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is HERE!

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We are all unique!

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is a wonderful celebration of being ourselves, whoever we are – a must read for children everywhere.

Release Date: July 16th, 2015

What reviewers are saying about Pink Hair, Blue Hair:

This is a cute colorful children’s book that teaches we are unique from the color of our hair to the pants we wear and that it is Ok. Love being you. ~ Kimberly, Caffeinated Book Reviewer


 

Like a favorite teddy bear, your child will keep this book close by and read it often. ~ Wendy


Treat the kids just in time for the summer holidays.

PRINT: Amazon UK | Amazon US /

KINDLE: Amazon UK | Amazon US

And don’t forget to add Pink Hair, Blue Hair to your Goodreads.

Other titles by Jenna Lyn Field:

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About the author:

Author of children’s picture books, Jenna Lyn Field lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a scrawny cat that drives her insane.

Jenna also writes adult fiction under the name J.A. Belfield.

Find her here:

Amazon | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Weekly Check-in*

Oooops, I missed posting this yesterday, sorry. Thanks to being away earlier this week until Wednesday, and the Hubster being off work, I totally got confused about what day of the week we were on. In fact, I can hardly believe we’re on Saturday already. It only feels like a Tuesday to me. Oh, well. Onwards.

Welcome to my weekly check-in where I post what I’ve been up to this past week.

Did I meet my writing target?

Well, when I went away, I didn’t take my laptop with me. However, I DID take a notebook and pen and jot down a few pages of scribble. A few pages of scribble usually requires much deciphering on my behalf. And on top of that, it’s an intimate scene, and those always require more careful treading and consideration, and hence can often take me three times as long to write as any other scene. I did start deciphering the notes yesterday, though, and I’ll be continuing to do so today, so I’m currently feeling optimistic about it.

As always, if you want to find out exactly what I’m writing, be sure to add Cornered to your Goodreads tbr.

And my Jenna Lyn Field target?

Not too bad. Although I didn’t have any plans for this week on the JLF front, because I’m leading up to the release of Pink Hair, Blue Hair on the 16th next week, I did feel inspired to try designing something a little different on the colouring book front, and ended up really happy with how that turned out. Hopefully, I’ll feel inspired again and get the chance to add more designs to that portfolio, and you never know, I might have an announcement to make for that project in the future, too.

On the editing front?

Well, a new job landed in for a proofread. I proofread one of this authors books last year and really enjoyed the read, and so I was looking forward to this one. And as expected, I’m already suckered in and on a roll with it, so a good week for the editing. I love when work gets to be combined with pleasure this way.

What else happened this week?

Um … nothing? Unless you count the fact that we had a whole new roof fitted on our house last weekend, and the rest of the house is upside down with renovations, and yesterday afternoon, Mr B started ripping the bathroom apart … if you don’t count those, then not a lot at all. ;)

What’s everyone else been up to this week? Meet you goals? Spill in the comments.

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