Stone Seduction is LIVE

Stone Seduction is now live on Amazon. I hit the publish button yesterday around three thirty, four o’clock, thinking it would be a day before it published. It went live less than two hours later. If only createspace could be as quick. I submitted those files around ten in the morning only to discover a mistake that was easy to correct. I had to wait until the files were approved – twenty-four hours later – to re-upload the corrected manuscript. So I get to wait again before the paperback will be ready. Since the daughter’s copy will arrive on Friday (hopefully) I’ll see how it looks and if it looks as gorgeous as the digital proof, I’ll be able to okay the files, order the books, and have the hard copies! Woo hoo!

There will be a goodreads giveaway once it’s approved. I’ll post the details when they become available.

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Here are the final covers (eBook and paperback):

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A Million Kisses update

Last night A Million Kisses or More got sent off to the Beta readers, with a tentative publishing date of June 1st. It could be sooner if the beta readers love it or it could be later if the response is, “WTF? Seriously? What the heck is wrong with you?” Now that A Million Kisses is in the hands of my Beta readers, it is time to work on the blurb, which is exceedingly difficult, but that is always the case.The story is a contemporary romance/ romantic comedy (with some drama) and it’s sweet and fluffy and the perfect book to read after a dark erotica book has effed up your head and heart or an angsty book has made you cry ugly tears. The heat level is probably a 2 or 2 1/2 out of 5 levels – more along the lines of Blind Attraction rather than Winter’s Heart (Winter makes an appearance in A Million Kisses!)

So far, there are A Million Kisses bookmarks, stickers, water bottles, and coffee mugs. The models are so perfect for Ana and Harrison and I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to CJGwin photography for finding them – be sure to check out her facebook page and give her some love: https://www.facebook.com/Gwinsphotos and he website: http://www.gwinsphotos.com/

Here are some teasers to give you a little taste:

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two months? seriously?

Life has been a little crazy around here lately and my blog has been put on the back burner while we run around like mad men. There has been fairy wings, dance competitions, writing, sewing, crocheting, dance classes, visits with family, a little bit of reading, Supernatural marathons, Stargate SG-1 marathons, Stargate Atlantis marathons… well, we just began our Stargate Atlantis marathon, and a million other things. A MILLION KISSES OR MORE is getting closer and closer to being finished – just a few more scenes to write and then the first rounds of edits and then beta readers and then a couple more rounds of edits and then publishing!! I am still aiming for a late spring/ early summer release, though it will be later than my initial goal of April 21 (my birthday 🙂 ) Hopefully sometime in May, fingers crossed. After that, I’ll finish up Stone Seduction (which was almost halfway finished when I started A Million Kisses, go figure) and then we’ll see where we go from there since there are several options. Ana’s sister wants her story told, there are still a LOT of gargoyles out there, plus I have a whole storage box full of snippets and ideas. Or something like Winter might come along and blow everything else out of the way. Who knows.

I do have some pretty awesome stuff for A Million Kisses to give away when I get to that point. My models are so perfect for Ana and Harrison and they are so beautiful that I want to put their images on all of the things. 🙂 Once it gets closer to publication, I’ll start thinking about giveaways and such.

Stone Solitude is now on Smashwords and therefore should shortly be available everywhere else. I had forgotten to uncheck the automatic renewal in KDP select so it had a full six months as Amazon exclusive – sorry to any non-Amazon readers out there!! I uploaded the files yesterday and when they did an epub check, there were two issues dealing with images that made it fail so I had to take out the images. It’s not a big loss – they were only used at the chapter heading and for story breaks – but they were kind of pretty. Anyhow, Stone Solitude is available at more places now.

That’s all for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and spring break. ❤

Two covers!

As promised, here are the covers for the two books that I am currently working on, Stone Seduction and A Million Kisses or More, with the added bonus of a little tease from each one. There may be a few tweaks to the covers between now and publishing but that is still a while away, since each book is only half complete. Enjoy!!

STONE SEDUCTION is the story of Remus, twin brother of Roman from Stone Solitude, and Joss, a woman who is desperate for a gargoyle’s protection, desperate for Remus.

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(Images copyright Viorel Sima/shutterstock and coka/shutterstock)

[Remus’s] arms came around her waist as he held her closer, as he put his lips against her ear. “You’ll have to hold me close until everyone leaves. My robe seems to have fluttered off the building.”

Biting her lips to keep from laughing, [Joss] managed to choke out an apology, “Sorry.”

“Apology accepted,” he said with a sexy grin.

Looking over her shoulder, she caught the knowing smiles on the other gargoyles’ faces. Reddening, she said, “We seem to be having a slight wardrobe malfunction. Is there a spare robe lying around?”

“It won’t matter if you find another robe, Joss,” Remus growled in her ear, just loud enough for her to hear. “I plan on having you naked and on your back in three minutes flat.”

“There are children present,” she hissed, unable to keep from smiling.

“My brothers are old enough to understand the basics,” he grinned. “And if not, this might prove educational.”

“While your brothers are most likely well-versed in the art of seduction,” she grinned. “Your very young niece and nephew are not.”

His eyes widened as he pulled his head back and stared down at her. “Little Miss Georgia and Little Master James left about two minutes ago with the rest of their mothers. And there goes the rest.”

“How do you do that?” she asked softly, brushing her thumb over his full lower lip. “Know exactly what’s going on around you when all of your attention is on me?”

“It’s my job,” he said simply.

“Then it’ll be my job to see if I can ever distract you to the point that you are unaware of anything that’s not me,” she said.

“That’s never going to happen,” he vowed with a haughty smile.

“Just like you’ll never give up your nights?” she asked, arching a single eyebrow. At his nod, she grinned, “Well, I look forward to the day I prove you wrong on both counts.”

“Don’t hold your breath,” he grinned. Draping his arm around her shoulders, unconcerned about his nudity now that they were alone on the roof, he pulled her against his side. “Now, get that sweet ass of yours downstairs because you have ninety seconds left before I fuck you.”

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And then there is A MILLION KISSES OR MORE, a romance to read after a dark book mind fucks you into darkness. It’s a story about two souls, Ana & Harrison, who are simply meant to be together with plenty of heat and sweet.

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(Image by the talented CJ Gwin: https://www.facebook.com/Gwinsphotos)

(Harrison) needed to see her, speak to her, alone. Standing up, ignoring the catcalls coming from Liverpool and Jones, he grabbed his handcuffs from his belt and crossed the distance between them. “Ana.”

Startled, she jumped as she turned around. She gifted him with her heart-stopping smile as she untied her apron. “Harrison. Did you run out of soda because if you did, I can’t help you. I just clocked off.”

“I came over to arrest you.”

Her lips parted and her eyebrows shot up to her hair line as she swallowed. “Pardon?”

Taking the apron from her, he set it down before he took her hand. He gently put the metal cuff on her wrist all the while holding her eyes. Her breath hitched as she automatically raised her other hand and softly asked, “Why are you arresting me?”

“You’re causing a disturbance to the peace,” he said, his voice coming out low and gravelly as he snapped on the other cuff. Her pupils were swallowing the green of her eyes as her chest heaved with each panted breath she took. He wanted to devour her whole. “More specifically, you’re causing a disturbance to my peace.”

“If you keep looking at me like that, your coworkers will think there’s something between us.”

“Sweetheart, I think they figured that out the moment we walked in and I couldn’t keep my eyes off you,” he told her, reaching up and brushing a strand of hair from her face.

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Updates and a belated Happy New Year!

There was a time when I posted nearly every day, sometimes two or three times a day, but now my muses take a vacation nearly every weekend and I barely write at all when I’m at home. Unfortunately, that includes updating my blog and facebook – or rather NOT updating them. Instead, nearly all of my writing is done while darling daughter is in her dance classes during the week. Since she is in a lot of dance classes, that’s quite a bit of internet free writing time. (It works out well since all of my earnings go to pay for said dance classes, competition fees, costumes, etc. 🙂  )

Anyway, I am currently working on Stone Seduction (Remus’s story) and A Million Kisses or More, a contemporary romance. Both are sitting at 50,000 words (so I’ve written 100,000 words since Halloween, just not for one book) and I am pretty sure where the stories are going. They just have to be written.

Le sigh.

I hope to share the covers and possibly some teasers from these two books in the upcoming weeks. Actually, I have the cover done for Stone Seduction and I am tweaking A Million Kisses…. (I’m very excited about A Million Kisses because I am working with an amazing photographer whose work is beautiful. Be sure to check out her facebook page and give it a like: https://www.facebook.com/Gwinsphotos) Since I am eager to share, I can be talked into revealing the cover for Stone Seduction if anyone is interested. And as soon as I have done justice to Ms. Gwin’s photographs, A Million Kisses will be ready as well.

So I hope you all have a wonderful 2015 and I want to wish a slightly belated Happy Birthday to my middlest son.

The week of Christmas (and through the rest of the year)

Stone Lover: http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Lover-Passion-1-ebook/dp/B007JCTX5U

Winter’s Heart: http://www.amazon.com/Winters-Heart-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00ICUPD2A

After Blight: http://www.amazon.com/After-Blight-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00F8P2HCQ

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year! For the rest of 2014, I have put three of my books on sale for 99 cents over at Amazon: Winter’s Heart, Stone Lover, and After Blight. In addition, Blight and After Blight have received new covers! As of this morning, they don’t show up on the Amazon page unless you click on the book and then they appear. Hopefully the little thumb nail will have the new covers sooner rather than later. Either way, here they are:

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(Images copyright shutterstock/ Kiselev Andrey Valerevich)

Stone Solitude free days

http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (US)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (UK)

http://www.amazon.de/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (Germany)

http://www.amazon.com.au/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4 (Australia)

http://www.amazon.it/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (Italy)

http://www.amazon.fr/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (France)

http://www.amazon.es/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4 (Spain)

http://www.amazon.co.jp/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (Japan)

http://www.amazon.ca/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (Canada)

http://www.amazon.in/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4 (India)

http://www.amazon.com.br/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4  (Brazil)

http://www.amazon.com.mx/Stone-Solitude-C-Warneke-ebook/dp/B00O2IRKA4 (Mexico)

Stone Solitude will be free Thursday 11/6/14, Friday 11/7/14, and Saturday 11/8/14 on Amazon so if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, now is the time. 🙂

(I will be posting the Halloween pictures on Sunday. Hopefully.)