~ dreamer, writer, gramma ~
I mostly write *Uncanned Romance* -- Love Story novels that don't quite fit into established Romance formula categories. They may be sappy, trashy, past, present, futuristic, or otherworldly sub-genre misfits, but they *are* Romance and they do have Happy Endings.
My short stories, on the other hand, seem to be an unrelated assortment of speculative/fantasy musings.
I like to read hybrid combinations of mystery, paranormal, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and humor.
(But try to avoid horror, suspense, and thrillers.)
*My favorite teacher advised me to "specialize," so as not to be a "Jack of all trades and master of none (like her)." But the Jack sounded like so much more fun, and I admired 'her' versatility so much, that I didn't listen. From Algebra classrooms to Massage and Reiki tables to Writing pads, my professional interactions have been as varied as the seasons. And alas, my stories follow suit ... mixing genres and being none.*
Life circumstances have delayed my next release.
But I haven't given up!
Hope to be back in gear soon.
Steampunk Wolf-Man Dog-Man Tale, and Love Story: Raylee spots the man of her dreams. Except, he's not exactly a man.
~ Which makes her even more determined to claim him for her own.
But ... why, if she smells like a wolf, doesn't she know proper wolf lore? Why was she orphaned? And why are there so many false Priestesses, yet so few good wolves and true Priestesses to deal with killer-wolves?
Futuristic Love Story: Selena's obsessed with the Shoxnan. Mecha's obsessed with Selena. Maggie's in love with Mecha. Kent and his lady both like bedding the Fleesor Ambassador. ~Never mind Chiela's antics, the trouble with colonizing Floura, Shoxnan venom, Mecha's temper, the Kent-Selena connection, or that Selena & Mecha share a son ... who's not exactly the innocent little kid he appears to be.
Historical-Setting Love Story:
Melynda falls for a lowly ranch hand whose steel-blue eyes seem able to "look clean through to the bone."
~ turns out ... they can.
~ not exactly the "drifter" she thinks he is, though.
~ ~ ~ language is polite, even when subject matter is not ~ ~ ~
First few chapters employ nonstandard speech dialect. So definitely try the free sample before buying.
A booklet of Fantasy/Speculative-Fiction short stories:
"Fleesor Justice," futuristic fantasy on another world ~
"Tempt a Legend", legend tale ~
"Rohan's Touch," altered reality ~
"Bristle Ordeal," altered perspective ~
"in the box," whimsical fantasy about being different ~
with a sample from the Love Story novel: "Novan"
Eddie's Shorts - Volume 1
on Aug. 31, 2011
I especially liked the first story, "Bedlam."
~Liked the irony, the outlandish, and the back & forth workings of Jim's mind.
Eddie's Shorts - Volume 2
on Aug. 31, 2011
While "67 Feet in the Air" was a thought-provoking good read, I found "Drain Bamage" to be an absolutely hilarious thrill-ride. Three weeks later and memory of the half-shave STILL makes me giggle.
Eddie's Shorts - Volume 3
on Oct. 29, 2011
Despite being a little sad, "The 22nd and 24th President of the United States of America" is another good giggle-story in cool weird-twist McNally style ... while "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is more thought-provoking rough-&-tumble. I like the twisty way EDDIE'S SHORTS unfold.
Tales of Aradia The Last Witch Volume 1
on Dec. 03, 2011
I liked this whodunit mystery in fantasy/paranormal garb. Even with a few potentially gruesome scenes, it managed to retain a cozy-mystery feel for me ... while putting some creative spins and twists on the creature-worlds of myth. And though the ending left some unfinished business as a series set-up, all the "Volume 1" business managed to get resolved.
Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories
on Aug. 28, 2012
An interesting idea, to say the least. And interesting is always good.
I actually read this one a few months ago, but was reminded to post a review after finding Book 2.
on Feb. 17, 2013
Light and enjoyable, with a few neat twists.
The Bard's Daughter
on Feb. 26, 2013
A well-crafted cozy mystery set in medieval times. Good stuff. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
on May 05, 2013
I was hesitant to read a book about childhood traumas, because I don't enjoy reading tragic stories. But after being given a coupon for this one, then letting it languish in my To-Be-Read folder for several months, I decided to give it a go. And I'm glad I did. The attitude and presentation made this a story of hope and redemption, instead of the heart-wrenching tragedy it would otherwise have been. Nicely done.
In Your Words
on May 27, 2013
A short but sweet romantic story. I liked it.