Monday, January 5, 2015


Year in review...

It's been nothing short of a fantastic year. When I submitted my very first book, Forever Kind of Love, to Evernight Publishing I had no clue what to expect. I sat on pins and needles waiting to find out if a) they'd like it, and b) if they'd accept/publish it. We all know the answer to that one, lol!

The book was generously accepted, and put under contract in March 2014. By May 2014 it was out on virtual shelves which was when the next batch of nerves hit. I'd actually gone and done it. Written a book that was no loosed upon the world at large. Would people like it? Would people hate it? Hell, would anyone bloody well read it?! It was truly terrifying for me to say the least.

To keep my mind off the fact that I now had a piece of myself, albeit a small piece, out in the world I kept busy by writing a new story. At the time I had absolutely no clue it would end up being a series. I don't think I really knew it would become a series until I was nearly finished with it. By the time I was on the epilogue of it though I knew I had more to tell about the world I'd created. And so, the C&M Security series was born.

Not that I knew what the hell to call the damn thing. I am HORRIBLE with naming books. Add in needing a series name *groans* yeah - you get the picture. But name it I did. Which actually involved going back through the first book and making a name change to one of the characters. Sorry, won't tell you which one it was, that's my little secret. It worked out rather well I do have to admit, and people seemed to receive it rather well.

Coming in 2015...

As many know I have another of the C&M Security books planned for a January release with Evernight. This will be book 5 of the series, Dangerous Pasts. It was one that gave me more than my fair share of grieve during the writing phase, and don't even get me started on the editing portion. Thank goodness for the wonderful editor, Laurie Temple, with whom Evernight placed me with. I occasionally worry for her sanity when I know a certain book is coming up on her pile. So far she's been holding it together well, or at least that's my perception on it all.

Then in February 2015 (date not yet confirmed) I will be a part of the Uniform Anthology. I was extremely surprised, and more than a little delighted when they accepted my offering for the Antho. I went with a FBI agent protecting a witness to a horrific crime. Go figure, Moira writing a mystery/suspense book, big surprise there right? LOL! Go with what works for you I've been told, and so I did.

Currently I'm still working on the 6th book in the C&M Security series. This book will be a prequel that features one of the owners of the business, Robyn Matthews, and her fiancé Grant Sherbrooke. It will cover quite a bit of ground overall, but still stay firmly focused on Robyn and Grant's relationship. The book will show the start of C&M Security, from construction to inception to opening their doors the first day. It will also go through a bit of that first year before we conclude with what everyone wants to know about*.

*You'll need to remember this bit for later...

Beyond that I'm not sure yet what will be coming from the C&M series. Originally I'd thought it would only be the five books plus the prequel. But it seems to have grown beyond that to a certain degree. I likely won't write another one immediately, but readers can rest easy in knowing there will be more coming down the road - hopefully later in 2015.

This is mainly because of a number of other stories, and the characters involved that have decided to take up residence in my brain. I have a paranormal book that I'm working on -so very slowly- that could well be a series. It's been tough writing this one because I knew I had to get the C&M series books done in a certain time frame - my own personally created time frame if you're wondering. But once I have the last of the current run of C&M books done then I can turn my focus fully there, and see what comes of it.

And if that wasn't enough, I also have another book in my head. One I've been slowly putting down pieces to since the first portion popped into my head. As it's become fleshed out a little more I see it a bit more clearly. It will be an M/F story, there will be plenty of danger and mayhem involved, but beyond that I can't tell you what sort of story it will be. I mean that very literally, the characters haven't felt the need to tell me as of yet. Stubborn little brats.

New Years Resolutions...

Personally, I suck at these so I don't ever make any - 'cept for one. It's the same one I've had for years, and years, and years. It'll be the one I have for next year, and the year after. Here it is:  Do one thing for someone else not because you have to, but because you want to. It's a lot like the Pay It Forward movement. But usually it's something that in the moment I know it's what needs to be done because it's what is right, as a human being on this planet Earth. I don't do it for the thanks (though those are nice to get), I don't do it for the attention (believe me, I HATE attention), I only do it for the fact it's the right thing to do.

Oh, and then there are the standard resolutions that never, ever happen. You know the ones. Lose that 10lbs I don't need to be carrying around; Eat healthier; Be nicer to people in general but especially those who get me hot under the collar - one never knows what's going on in their lives to make them that moment in time; Etcetera.

And now - the good stuff :)

Question & Prizes...

Question:  Refer back to the above * portion where I mentioned you needed "to remember this". What is your guess for one key part that will finally be revealed/discussed in the C&M book 6?

Bonus Question:  Name one New Year's Resolution that you have never kept no matter how hard you try, and one that you made last year that you did achieve.

The Prizes:  I will choose 3 winners
  • 1st place - $10.00 Amazon GC + 1 Back List Book
  • 2nd place - $5.00 Amazon GC + 1 Back List Book
  • 3rd place - 1 Back List Book
Back list books include:
  • Forever Kind of Love
  • Dangerous Times, C&M Security
  • Dangerous Secrets, C&M Security 2
  • Dangerous Lines, C&M Security 3
  • Dangerous Circumstances, C&M Security 4


Now, don't forget to check out all the other amazing EP authors, and bloggers helping EP to celebrate the incoming New Year. Because the more you participate in the greater your chance to win the Grand Prize. What might that be you ask...

GRAND PRIZE:  Apple iPad Mini
Evernight Publishing Blog Hop Coordinator will choose this winner



  1. The start of the construction and the beginning of the relationship between Robyn and Grant. I never keep my resolution to loose weight. There's never been a resolution that I've kept!! Happy New Year!!

  2. I think it will be how Robyn Grant met. My resolution is going to be to pay down my credit cards. My achievement from last year is that I finally got another full-time permanent job.

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  4. I think it will go back to Robyn and Grant and their beginnings. I want to travel more in 2015.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  5. Id think there is something that happened at the start of their relationship/start of the security firm.
    I never manage to eat better, or make sure to eat every day. And last year I got my highschool diploma finally, just had to go to college to get it.

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

  6. How they met. I never quit smoking. I did not make any last year. Tired of failure.

  7. I think it will be about how Robyn met Grant. Every year I say I wont buy new books until every one on my kindle is read. I fail miserably within a week every year. I did succeed at trying to let the little things go last year.

  8. Like everyone else, how Robyn met Grant. I like those kind of stories, showing the beginning of a relationship & for me it's to be healthier. I did not have any resolutions for last year. Happy New Year & thanks for the chance!


  9. I'll have to say that I have all the current C&M books but just haven't found the time to read them and not that it's a resolution but what I will try to do this year is read more of the books I already have in my TBR pile...we'll see how that works. So I'll go with whatever everyone else has said, how Roby and Grant met. Other than what I mentioned above, I really don't make resolutions at all!


  10. I think that this will be about how C&M security came about and the plans how to build and run it. My resolution this year is to read more and eat more healthier. Have a Happy New Year.

  11. I think it will be how they met and how the C & M security started.
    I don't make resolutions anymore, always broke them, I just try and eat healthier and exercise more.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. This is a new to me series so I have no idea.

    I have never been able to stick to a dieting resolution and gave up on making resolutions years ago.

  13. I haven't read your series yet, but I've just put the first book on my TBR. I love finding new authors on these blog hops!
    I have never successfully managed to bring my finances under control but I did quit caffeine last year (it's been 11 months).
    Happy New Year!

  14. Happy New Year!
    I also just find about you, it's so exciting find new authors :).
    I have never successfully managed to eat healthier but I did quit being a workaholic.

  15. This is the first I've seen of your series but it looks great and is already added to my TBR list :) as for resolutions I don't usually make them but I'm always trying to be better about finishing the quilting projects I start :) especially the ones that are meant as gifts!

  16. Definitely how Robyn and Grant met. I didn't make any resolutions last year, but this year I hope to not take things so seriously and enjoy each day. Happy new year!
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  17. I have not read this yet so I adding you to my list. I Never been about to quit smoking until last year and not I have I feel a lot better.

  18. The book will show the start of C&M Security, from construction to inception to opening their doors the first day. It will also go through a bit of that first year before we conclude with what everyone wants to know about

    haven't read your books

  19. I believe this book will show the start of C& M security and how they laid out the plans/rules for the company. My one resolution I never keep is to be more assertive. I never can get this one.

  20. My guess it will be about how they met! I never make resolutions because I have a hard time to keep them.
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. I'd say it's about Robin and Grant's meeting. I don't officially make resolutions, but I'd like to learn to let the little things go...

    Trix, vitajex(At)Aol(dot)com

  22. I think the key part will be... What the C stands for in C&M.
    I have never successfully managed to keep my house clean (get rid of all this extra crap).
    I did learn to accept that I can no longer do things that I once could.
    This year I will be more forgiving, especially toward myself.

  23. I do not have an answer for the first question. As for the second and third - here it goes. The resolution that actually fits both parts is to lose weight. I have knocked success out of the park on losing and I have also stuck out. It's a love hate relationship, weightloss is.

  24. I'm hoping it will show how Robin & Grant met and how the started the C&M security. I probably won't succeed at getting rid (donating) all the books I've read and won't read again). Bookshelves are too full.


  25. It will show the start of C&M Security, from construction to inception to opening their doors the first day.

    One resolution I couldn't keep? Losing weight! =( One I made last year that I acheived? To be happier. =)

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  26. I think we'll find out more about Robyn and Grant's relationship and how and when C&M started.
    I don't do New Years resolution I'm just going to try and be less stressed relax more and try to read more.


  27. I'm sorry; this is a new series for me, so I have no idea at all what will be revealed.As for New Year's resolutions, I tend to avoid them, since I don't keep them very well. I used to resolve to exercise more and I've only kept that resolution once. Last year, I didn't make any resolutions. This year, one of the blogs I follow had me name one resolution, so I'm going to try to become more organized. I desperately need this. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

  28. I haven't read any of this series so I don't have a clue. I use to always say I would lose some weight but never have now I don't make any resolutions.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  29. This is a new series for me, but I'd say fleshing out and giving full back stories. I'm going to get healthier.

    Happy New Year


  30. Firstly I think it would entail how Robyn and Grant met and how the idea for the business came about..
    Secondly I always resolute to give up sugar.. but never happened. So far this year though I am on the right track.
    Thirdly Last year I cut down my spending considerably. I am very proud of that.

  31. I've never been able to lose weight. In fact, I've done the opposite :( And I actually kinda forgot to make resolutions last year. I had some ideas, but no "that's my resolution!"


  32. I think it will show how their relationship started. I have never kept dieting. I really can't do not being able to eat what I want. I just have to learn to eat healthier. :)
    I, unfortunately, didn't keep any last year. I will be striving harder to keep them this year.
    Good luck with yours!
    Thank you for participating in the hop and for the great giveaways!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  33. Thank you to everyone for entering, and for replying! I have emailed the winners and am now waiting on replies of confirmation they've received my email. :-)