Friday, September 12, 2014

Why I want to grow up and be Stephen King, even though I can't read his books.

                Let me start by saying I love Stephen King.

He's a talented, gifted writer, and an amazing person. But I have yet to read one of his books to the end. 
                      They scare the daylights out of me.
It's not that I haven't tried. I have. I even own eight of them. His writing is just so descriptive, and realistic, that I end up with nightmares. Who wants to have clowns invade your dreams, or have a car chase you into a nightmare from hell.

As a writer I strive to be just like him. His readers are loyal and they count the days until his next one is released. I know, I live with one. 

I want to have a shelf like this one filled with my books some day.

Stephen King knows his craft. His books are well written and show the long hours he puts into them with the physical and emotional details in each one. 

                                 Great words to live by. 
The best advice I got when I started to write was that I should do this because it was something that I loved to do, not something that I had to do. 

This is also true. I'm an avid reader. To me it's a tool to better my craft. But my reading choices are contemporary romance and suspense. Sorry Stephen, nothing on my list that will keep me up at night, or hiding under the covers when the door squeaks open.

One day I hope to meet this great man to tell him I admire his ability to scare us to death and that I want to be a writer just like him. Until then I will continue to write, build my library, and improve my skills so that someday someone will want to grow up to be just like me.

And since this is his Birthday month I want to wish Stephen a very Happy, Happy Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by. I have two more books coming out this year. I can promise you a few more sleepless night, but with happy dreams.

 Last Chance to Run, Romantic Suspense

What if you found out the daughter you buried was alive and being held captive by a man you thought you killed?

If I knew then, Young Adult

Angel dreamed of a life of freedom. One filled with love that didn't come with a price.  She hid the pain until Jax entered her life. Can he give her what she needs to let go of the past or will he leave her with a bigger challenge that will change her future?

Lynda Kaye Frazier
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Writing is my passion, Reading is my Love.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Help me welcome Cynthia D' Alba here today as she celebrates her new release, Texas Twist.

Texas Twist
Texas Montgomery Mavericks # 4
By: Cynthia D’Alba
Releasing September 2nd, 2014
Samhain Publishing


Real bad boys can grow up to be real good men.
Hit hard by the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.
Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured, angry and searching for comfort at the bottom of a bottle. With nowhere to go, he moves into his sister-in-law’s old ranch house in Whispering Springs—which he’s surprised to find already occupied.
As Cash rebuilds the dilapidated home and Paige starts out on her medical career, their old friendship begins to reemerge and sparks are ignited. Paige knows that Cash is nothing but a heartache waiting to happen. But maybe this bad boy has grown up to be a real good man?
Warning: Watch out for falling lumber, falling in holes, and falling for the wrong guy…again. You can leave your hard hat on.

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Award winning author Cynthia D’Alba was born and raised in Arkansas. After being gone for seventeen years, she’s thrilled to be back home living on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading, writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her two dogs, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.

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1.      “Here’s the deal, slick,” she said with a lift of an eyebrow. “I’m still attracted to you and, if I’m reading your kisses accurately, the feeling is mutual.” She sat back on her heels with a sigh. “I want to finish what we started seven years ago. Don’t freak out,” she added quickly when he opened his mouth to speak. “I’m not looking for long-term or asking for a commitment. Come fall, school’s going to be time consuming and tough. I won’t have the time or the energy for a relationship.” She shrugged. “So for as long as it lasts, I propose roommates with benefits. What do you say?”

Before I decide one way or the other, I want to make sure we’re clear on a few points. We have no future. There is no us. No long-term happy-ever-after. This isn’t a fairy tale, Paige. It’s real life.” He hated sounding so hard, so brusque, but she had to understand he had nothing to offer her. “If we do this, it’s just sex. Not making love or any other pretty label you might want to put on it. If it lasts through the summer, fine. We’ll go our separate ways when you leave for school. If either of us wants out before then, it’s over. No questions. No tears. No regrets