#CMCon18 – A Chat with Renee George, a Review, and a Free Book

Coffee and a Chat at the Beach with #CMCon18 Author Renee George

As one of the #CMCon18 featured bloggers, I get to chat with a few of the talented authors who will be hitting the beach for Coastal Magic 2018 in Daytona Beach, February 22 – 25th.  Since we are in the first quarter of a new year, I thought we’d talk about beginnings and first times.

The second CMC Featured Author joining me for Coffee and a Chat at the Beach is my friend, Renee George.


USA Today Bestselling Author, Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird. Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.


When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she’s preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to their sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!) Okay, the first kitten totally showed up one day and suddenly she’s got a new pet named Simon. I think he told his pals what a soft heart Renee has.

She lives in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.


 Coffee and a Chat with Renee

Tamye: What inspired you to become a writer? Did you always want to be a writer or did you come to it later in life?

Renee: When I was four years old, I told my mother that I wanted to write stories. She told me I would have to learn how to spell first. “grin” I wasn’t deterred. I already knew my alphabets, so I used to string letters together and drive her nuts by asking if I made a real word. So, I guess I would fall into the category of always knowing.

Tamye: What was the inspiration for your first book?

Renee: My first book is one that no one has ever seen. It was an 800-page high fantasy tome inspired by the likes of David Eddings, R.A.Salvatore, and Anne McCaffrey. It’s not good, but it taught me a lot of the “don’ts” when it comes to writing. My first paranormal book was inspired by Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake books. Those were the first stories I’d read where the monsters weren’t always the bad guys, and often, they were the heroes. It made me fall in love with urban fantasy and all things supernatural.

Tamye: This is your first time at Coastal Magic. What influenced your decision to attend?

Renee: I decided to attend because I was asked in a really flattering way that made me feel like Sally Fields at the Oscars. Besides, Damon Suede promised me that it would be a great time. Add to that, I get to room with one of my best friends, Robyn Peterman, and I couldn’t say no!

Tamye: Do you craft?

Renee: I actually have crafted in the past, candles, crocheting, wooden signs, essential oil blending, etc. I just haven’t done it in a very long time. I get all my crafty things from my BFF Michele Bardsley.  LOL



Renee just released a new book in her Peculiar Mysteries series, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy.

Review By Tamye

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Furred Lines (Peculiar Mysteries Book 6)

While I’ve read every book in this hilarious series, this book can easily be read as a stand alone.  But you’ll probably want to go back and read the rest of the books in the series because they rock, and you’ll want to find out more about all the intriguing characters that make up this unique shifter town.

Our main characters, Mr. Hot, hot, hot ….. Senior Agent FBI man, Dominic Tartan, and Special Agent, (Yeah, she’s special, as in wereraccoon special.  And just like one of those little bandits, she can pick a lock in no time flat), Dr. Nicole Taylor.  He’s gruff, and she’s a bit klutzy, at least around him.  Things soon heat up.  Between the two agents sizzling hot chemistry, (Oops, not supposed to jump the senior agents bones.) and the dead bodies….   Yep, someone’s not behaving.

Things just get better when you add in the dynamics of returning to Nicole’s hometown of Peculiar.  Parents, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, possible killers, wacko survivalists, and a few other quirky individuals to keep things interesting, or embarrassing, depending on who you ask.

Furred Lines made me smile, laugh, cry and cheer.  It also managed to surprise me a time or two.  The story flowed well, and the characters had a depth that made them real.  I loved this book so much, I went out and bought my own copy as soon as it was released.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh, and a town full of shapeshifters with their mystery.

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Synopsis

Wereraccoon Nicole Taylor, a recent Quantico graduate, is eager to prove herself. She’s been assigned to work with oh-so-yummy field agent and werebear Dominic Tartan to catch the serial therianthrope kidnapper Little Piggy.

Dom doesn’t know what to make of the sexy recruit he’s been tasked to train. Half the time he wants to ditch her, the other half of the time he wants to kiss her. Nicole struggles with the urge to sock him one or jump his bones.

The case gets personal when Little Piggy takes a citizen from Nicole’s hometown of Peculiar, Missouri. Dom and Nicole must catch the supernatural criminal—before his latest kidnap victim ends up dead.

Excerpt

“I’ll take the open-faced roast beef sandwich piled high with mash potatoes and extra brown gravy,” a man behind me said. I whipped my head around hard enough to wrench my neck. Dominic Tartan stood a few feet away. He raised his brow at my unasked question. “I finished up early in Springfield. Thought I would join you for lunch.”

I’d texted him about my plans, but I didn’t think he’d track me down.

He turned his gaze to the table, and his expression brightened immensely when he saw Chavvah. “Well, hello, Chav. Is it still Trimmel, or has the good doctor nailed you down yet?”

“He nails me every chance he gets,” she said as if she was commenting on the weather. The slight uptick of the corner of her mouth and the way she reached up to move a lock of hair from her shoulder told me she didn’t mind the flirting, but I’d seen her with Doctor Smith, and if Tartan thought he had a chance in hell with the tall, leggy brunette, he was sorely mistaken.

“So not married.” Dominic smiled.

“We’ve set a date,” she said.

“March twentieth,” Sunny said. “The Spring equinox or some such nonsense. Werewolves are a pain in the ass.”

“True story,” Chav said, “and they sure know how to ruin a perfectly good party.”

Dom spread his hands. “Well, if it’s a party you want…”

Selena, who had been waiting patiently for our orders, giggled.

I stood up. “There isn’t room at this table for another chair. Agent Tartan and I will take the one Mr. And Mrs. Smart just left.”

Selena’s smile grew tight. “I’ll get it cleaned up for you two.” She looked at the deputy. “Should I make it for three?”

I said, “yes,” while Dominic said, “no.”

Eldin shook his head. “You two go on. I’ll finish lunch with Sunny and Chav.”

After we sat at the new table, a small one near the kitchen, I sipped my coffee and glared at Dominic.

He ordered an iced tea then turned to me and said, “What?”

In a quiet shout, the kind that’s all about tone without volume, I said, “What top secret information did you learn that Eldin couldn’t hear?”

“Other than what’s in the files, there’s nothing new to learn.”

“But the victim is definitely a therianthrope?”

“They’re rabbit shifters.”

“That explains the five kids and another on the way. Though, we have a woman in town, a deer shifter, who would give those rabbits a run for their money.”

“You mean Ruth Thompson.”

I assessed him again. “I get you spent a week here a couple years back, but damn, you really paid attention.”

“Ruth is a friend of Chav’s.”

A knot formed in my throat. “Just how well did you get to know Chavvah Trimmel?”

“As well as any man could with a jealous werewolf breathing down his neck.”

I snorted. “So not as well as you’d have liked.”

Dom winked at me, and the knot in my throat tightened.

“Do any of the victims have ties to Peculiar? I really don’t see how any investigation here is going to produce a lead.”

“Actually, there is one thing that ties them all together.” He leaned forward. “They were all at the Tri-State Council Jubilee here in two summers ago.”

“When did you find this out?” Because if it was sooner than the past four hours I was going to be unhappy.

“I got the information when I was driving here from Springfield. You know Wilhelmina Boden, your dad’s new deputy?”

“Oh, yeah, the red-head engaged to Brady Corman.”

Dom’s eyes darkened. “That’s her. She was head of security for the Tri-State Council before her move to Peculiar. She managed to get her hands on a complete list of all the people who attended the event. She gave your dad and me a copy.”

“Did you find out if there are any more killings in this same vein prior to the last three?”

He shook his head. “Not yet.” I noticed for the first time how tired he looked around the eyes.

“We should get to the interviews with the Blonde Bear owners and staff. Mr. Lieberman’s life may depend on it. Though I don’t know what we can learn here. Strangers stick out like sore thumbs. I think Blondina and Roger would have told my dad if anyone around here fit the bill.”

“That’s just it.” Dom rubbed his chin. “I think it’s someone who lives here.”

I nodded, not wanting to agree, but there was no other explanation. “We need to start a list of people who could leave town without drawing suspicion.”

“Agreed,” Dom said. “And we need to do it in a way that doesn’t alert the unsub.”

In a town of less than two-thousand people, my partner was asking for a whole lot of impossible, but there were other things to consider with this criminal.

“This guy is smart. Organized. So, let’s narrow it down by skilled employment or white-collar work.” I planted my elbow on the table as another thought occurred to me. “This killer is real ballsy. He takes his victims outside their homes and returns them. That takes a lot of confidence.”

I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned to see Sunny Haddock staring down at me. Her eyes were glazed, and her very worried-looking best friend stood behind her.

“What is it?”

Chav shook her head. “I’ve never seen her like this.”

With a blank stare in my direction, Sunny said in a monotone voice, “Duck when you see the yellow man. Step over the crack. Skipped stones on the lake. Beware the lying owl. Falling glass. Death.” Her voice grew even more hollow. “Death strikes at twelve.” She blinked, her pupils flexing to focus. “What in the world? That’s weird.”

I let out a noisy breath I’d been holding. “You’re not kidding.”

Get it now! 


 
Giveaway sponsored by Renee George

Renee is giving away an ecopy of You’ve Got Tail (Peculiar Mysteries – Book 1)

FREE to everyone!
Until February 28th 

That’s right.  Isn’t she awesome?
Click on the picture below to get your copy.

You've Got Tail

 


 

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Peculiar Mysteries series from USA Today bestselling author Renee George are laugh-out-loud, grip the edge of your seat, and swoon as you fall in love tales of mystery, humor, and romance that take place in the small (fictional) Ozark shifter town of Peculiar, Missouri.

BOOK READING ORDER

You’ve Got Tail (Book 1)
My Furry Valentine (Book 2)
Thank You For Not Shifting (Book 3)
My Hairy Halloween (Book 4)
In the Midnight Howl (Book 5)
My Peculiar Road Trip (Book 6)
Furred Lines (Book 7)


Coastal Magic Convention 2018

Don’t miss your chance to meet Renee George and 50 plus fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic this February! This super casual book-lover weekend happens on Daytona Beach, and gives everyone the chance to hang out with fellow readers and amazing storytellers.

REGISTRATION is still open for single day tickets. If you haven’t been to Coastal Magic yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Be sure to keep up with all things Coastal Magic, by following it via your own personal social media drug of choice: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | RSVP at the Facebook Event.

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NEW RELEASE ~ Karma, Inc. by Melanie James

☆✮☆✮NEW RELEASE☆✮☆✮
Karma, Inc. by Melanie James  

For all those times Karma needs a li’l nudge!

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A Laugh Till It Hurts Literal Leigh Romance Diaries Spin-off
Witches, Werebears, and Imps. Oh my!

Waiting for Karma is fine—for the patient. But for the rest of us, it sure would be nice to give Karma a little nudge every once in a while.

Too many dates that turned out to be losers or liars? Have a problem with two-faced backstabbers? And don’t even start with the so-called customer service centers. There comes a day when enough is really, truthfully, enough already. For Kelly and Esmeralda, two snarky single witches, that day was yesterday. After applying their witchcraft to dish out a little magical payback, they realize they have a penchant for the dark art of revenge. And who’s to say a witch can’t make a few bucks with a talent like that?

Doing the odd job was fun and gratifying. Then along came an unusual client with a pitch for an idea, “Karma Inc.-Reality TV.” The witches set up shop in the sleepy little town of Caldron Falls, Wisconsin. By enabling the good citizens to settle old scores, they hoped to transform the town into a virtual coliseum of televised revenge. It didn’t take long before a few inconvenient and unexpected dead bodies began to pile up. To complicate matters, Caldron Falls just happens to have more than its fair share of paranormal creatures, not to mention a Chicago mobster seemingly bent on taking over the town.

Can Esmeralda and Kelly solve the rash of unexplained deaths before they get the blame and end up behind bars? What will Marie Laveau and the Witches Union have to say about this? And as any fool knows, Karma carries a roundtrip ticket.
©2015 Melanie James

KarmaInc

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B&N — http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/karma-inc-melanie-james/1122135003?ean=2940152160888&itm=1&usri=2940152160888
Itunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1007289314
Kobo — https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/karma-inc-a-bbw-werebear-paranormal-romantic-comedy
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ZN0CWJO?%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0
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Awesome Book Release Party! for You’ll Understand When You’re Dead by Michele Bardsley

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Come join these awesome authors in celebrating the release of Michele Bardsley’s latest book “You’ll Understand When You’re Dead at the Facebook party being hosted by Tamye Davis Whitener of EVENTed Online.

Tuesday, June 2nd ending Wednesday, June 3rd 9 pm EDT
This is a split party, with a 5 1/2 hour break between 5 pm and 10:30 pm.

1 – 5 pm & 10:30 pm – 12:30 am EDT
12 pm – 4 pm & 9:30 – 11:30 pm CDT
11 am – 3 pm & 8:30 – 10:30 pm MDT
10 am – 2 pm & 7:30 – 9:30 pm PDT

” Hey, why wait for the party? Get your copy now:
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***B&N: http://bit.ly/BNVampire
***Kobo: http://bit.ly/KoboVampire
***Print: https://www.createspace.com/5531947

These talented ladies of awesomeness really know how to bring on the fun. Along with games, contests, prizes, most likely some luscious images, sizzling teasers, and tons of hilarity and ….. did I say fun.

All contests and giveaways will remain open until 9pm Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in order to give everyone a chance to participate. Winners will be announced after close of contests. Each author is responsible for their own contests and for providing the winners with their prizes.

Contests links will be updated as the event progresses, and posted in a Google Doc -> http://bit.ly/YUWYDcontestLinks and the pinned “Contest Links & Winners” post.

*All times listed are EDT*

TUESDAY, JUNE 2
1 – 1:30 pm – Michele Bardsley
1:30 – 2 pm – Deanna Chase
2 – 2:30 pm – Michelle Fox
2:30 – 3 pm – Author Melanie James
3 – 3:30 pm – Robyn Peterman
3:30 – 4 pm – Eve Langlais
4 – 4:30 pm – Renee George, Author
4:30 – 5 pm – Michele Bardsley

* Dinner and a Twerking (Or Napping) Break *

10:30 – 11 pm – Michele Bardsley
11 – 11:30 pm – Author Dawn Montgomery
11:30 – 12 pm – Cynthia St. Aubin
12 – 12:30 am – Molly Harper, Author

*Hosted by: Tamye Davis Whitener of EVENTed Online

You might want to go on over because the rumor is…… they already started posting and having some fun.  Since I’m hosting I should know.

Awesome Book Release Party – June 2nd & June 3rd

On June 2nd, Michele Bardsley will celebrate the release of You’ll Understand When You’re Dead with a fantastic line-up of your favorite paranormal romance authorsJoin the party now so you don’t miss out on fun, giveaways, games, prizes, free books, and more!
MEET OUR FABULOUS AUTHORS!
(In order of appearance at the June 2nd par-tay!)

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Michele Bardsley lives in Texas with her husband and their fur babies. When she’s not writing steamy paranormal serials about hot shifters and curvy girls, she consumes chocolate, watches “Supernatural,” crochets hats, and reads on her Kindle. 



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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana. When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, making glass beads, or out hawking her wares at various bead shows across the country. 


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USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Michelle Fox lives in the Midwest with her husband, kids, the occasional exchange student and two sweetly disobedient dogs. She loves fantasy and romance, which makes writing paranormal romance a natural fit.


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USA Today Bestselling author, Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She’s doing what she loves, by writing paranormal comedy, steamy paranormal, and contemporary romance books. Melanie is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an adorable grand-baby. 


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals. 


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Canadian Author Eve Langlais who loves to write hot romance, usually with hot shifters, cyborgs or aliens. She promises her books are always fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because she loves a happily ever after.


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Multi-published, Award-winning Author Renee George has been a factory worker, an army medic, a nurse, a website designer, a small press editor, an artist, and a teacher, but writing stories about sexy alpha men is the BEST job she’s ever had. She happily lives in a small, Midwest town with her husband, two needy dogs and a very independent cat. 


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USA Today Bestselling Author Dawn Montgomery loves to write almost as much as she loves to read. She has traveled the world twice over. While her days were filled with long hours and hard work, her nights were left for dark, lustful fantasies in and out of strange hotels and cities.Alaska and Texas are the places she calls home. She recently moved from the frigid North to Texas with her family and neurotic dog. 


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USA Today Bestselling Author Cynthia St. Aubin wrote her first play at age eight and made her brothers perform it for the admission price of gum wrappers. A steal, considering she provided the wrappers in advance. Though her early work debuted to mixed reviews, she never quite gave up on the writing thing, even while earning a mostly useless master’s degree in art history and taking her turn as a cube monkey in the corporate warren. She lives in Colorado with the love of her life and three surly cats.


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Bestselling Author Molly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her family.


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(P.S. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of You’ll Understand When You’re Dead, available now in print and e-book!)

Hosted by Tamye Davis Whitener of EVENTed Online.

Graphics donated by the talented Breezy Jones of Dream Fantasy Graphics.

 

NEW RELEASE! Fashionably Dead in Diapers by Robyn Peterman

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Happy New Release Day

Fashionably Dead in Diapers: Hot Damned Series Book 4 by Robyn Peterman

Blurb:

And I thought being half Vampyre/half Demon was hard…That’s nothing compared to being a mother. Sweet baby Moses in a boob tube, there aren’t any books on raising True Immortals so let me give you a few tips…

~Make a map of every closet and bathroom in your home if you enjoy having sex. Sleep deprivation can cause confusion and a map will help if you only have seven minutes and thirty-one seconds. You’re welcome.

~Parenting books are useless if you’re not human. If your child is half Vampyre/ half Demon I would suggest not using parenting books at all–they can backfire like a mother humper. Trust me on this.

~Have sex.

~When your child tells you he has an imaginary friend, do not discount this as fantasy. Often times your child isn’t imagining anything. If he persists with alarming and violent stories about this fictional buddy it’s probably a Troll.

Do a thorough search of your home and kill it. Decapitation works best. Some imaginary friends are harmless.

However, it’s wise not to take chances.

~Have sex again.

~When in large crowds, make sure you hold tight to your child’s hand. Losing a child in an amusement park is terrifying. If you’re truly paranoid a parent could consider putting a chip in their child. If you do this don’t discuss it at dinner parties. People will think you are weird.

~At least cuddle.

~Playing with dolls is fun. Being one? No so much. If your child ever finds a Genie in a bottle, flush it immediately.

Many children wish for things that are very difficult to reverse…like being doll sized. If this happens, move to Oz.  There are many people of small stature there. And yes, it really does exist.

~Find a closet and go to town.

Book Links:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Fashionably-Dead-Diapers-Damned-Book-ebook/dp/B00SZDJXW0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422662171&sr=8-1&keywords=fashionably+dead+in+diapers

iBook https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fashionably-dead-in-diapers/id962802207?mt=11&uo=4

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fashionably-dead-in-diapers-robyn-peterman/1121172833?ean=2940151663663

KOBO http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/fashionably-dead-in-diapers

New Release by Cynthia St. Aubin

 When who’s your daddy is a
multiple choice question…
Paranormal Psychologist
Matilda Schmidt is one client away from fa-la-la-la-losing it. Holiday cheer is
in the air, gun-toting fruitcakes are in her office, and she’s spinning through
mood swings fast enough to make her toss her cookies–even without the morning
sickness.
When Ol’ Kris Kringle goes
AWOL after a nervous breakdown, his disgruntled elf is convinced that only
Matilda can get him back on his sleigh in time to keep humans from tearing each
other apart quicker than couponeers at a Black Friday sale.
But their efforts hit the
skids when the men in Matilda’s life show up and demand to know which of them
is responsible for the bun in her oven: the hot hit man who’s likely to stuff
her stocking with ammunition, or the delicious demigod who’s made Santa’s
naughty list a couple centuries running.



I like gravy.
This has nothing to do with the rest of my bio,
but I thought you ought to know.
About the writing thing…
I wrote my first play when I was six and made my
brothers perform it for my parents. I charged gum wrappers for admission (a
steal, in my opinion, considering I had handed out the gum wrappers ahead of
time). While I seriously doubt you’ll be seeing any of my formative work on
Broadway anytime soon, I can credit these early experiments with the first of
many important lessons I learned about writing: no matter how brilliant your
manuscript is, some kid can go streaking butt-ass nekkid across the living room,
and totally undermine your vision.
Everyone watches the naked kid because running
across the living room with your cheeks flapping in the breeze is friggin’
hilarious.
Cue the lightbulb moment. People like funny stuff!
I never quite gave up on the writing thing, even
as I tried my hand at being a dusty academic turned Executive Assistant (they
paid me to nag! How cool is that?), but in those quiet moments when expense
reports had been filed and to-do items checked off, the funny people in my head
kept talking to me.
Yes, I know they have medication for that. It’s
called vodka.
Since they discourage drinking at work, I
started writing instead. What came out was an amalgamation (vocabulary!) of all
the things I love: funny stuff, art, psychology, food, people, and
paranormal critters!
Et voila! The Case Files of Dr. Matilda
Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist were born.
When I’m not sitting in my office watching cat
videos and pretending to write, I like cooking, knitting (badly), and reading
anything that makes me laugh (like my bank statements).
I live in Colorado with my brilliant husband and
three surly cats.

  
Want to catch up on the rest of this Amazing Series?  Well here is your chance!

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Cover Reveal – Unexpecting by Cynthia St. Aubin

Title: Unexpecting
Author: Cynthia St. Aubin
Series:  Book 7 – The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt
Paranormal Psychologist
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19th, 2014

When who’s your daddy is a multiple choice question…
Paranormal Psychologist Matilda Schmidt is one client away
from fa-la-la-la-losing it. Holiday cheer is in the air, gun-toting fruitcakes
are in her office, and she’s spinning through mood swings fast enough to make
her toss her cookies–even without the morning sickness.
When Ol’ Kris Kringle goes AWOL after a nervous breakdown,
his disgruntled elf is convinced that only Matilda can get him back on his
sleigh in time to keep humans from tearing each other apart quicker than
couponeers at a Black Friday sale.
But their efforts hit the skids
when the men in Matilda’s life show up and demand to know which of them is
responsible for the bun in her oven: the hot hit man who’s likely to stuff her
stocking with ammunition, or the delicious demigod who’s made Santa’s naughty
list a couple centuries running.
I like
gravy.

This has
nothing to do with the rest of my bio, but I thought you ought to know.

About the
writing thing…
I wrote
my first play when I was six and made my brothers perform it for my parents. I
charged gum wrappers for admission (a steal, in my opinion, considering I had
handed out the gum wrappers ahead of time). While I seriously doubt you’ll be
seeing any of my formative work on Broadway anytime soon, I can credit these
early experiments with the first of many important lessons I learned about writing:
no matter how brilliant your manuscript is, some kid can go streaking butt-ass
nekkid across the living room, and totally undermine your vision.
Everyone
watches the naked kid because running across the living room with your cheeks
flapping in the breeze is friggin’ hilarious.

Cue the lightbulb moment. People like funny
stuff!

I never
quite gave up on the writing thing, even as I tried my hand at being a dusty
academic turned Executive Assistant (they paid me to nag! How cool is that?),
but in those quiet moments when expense reports had been filed and to-do items
checked off, the funny people in my head kept talking to me.

Yes, I
know they have medication for that. It’s called vodka.
Since
they discourage drinking at work, I started writing instead. What came out was
an amalgamation (vocabulary!) of all the things I love: funny stuff, art,
psychology, food, people, and paranormal critters!
Et voila! The
Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist were born.
When I’m
not sitting in my office watching cat videos and pretending to write, I like
cooking, knitting (badly), and reading anything that makes me laugh (like my
bank statements).
I live in
Colorado with my brilliant husband and three surly cats.



Catch up on the rest of the series!
Reading Order:
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