Chat at the Haunt!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
It's the kick-off for the Captiva Press Grand Opening Celebration! Join me and my fellow authors and staff for an all-day email chat at The Haunt Yahoogroup on Wednesday, Oct. 27th, to kick off the event:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Haunt_at_PNR/

Rumor has it there will be great prizes, excerpts, previews, and more! :) It's an all-day event, so drop in any time and say hi and possibly win some goodies! Also, I'll be posting some previews from my upcoming book, "Bleacke's Geek," and you don't want to miss those. :)

And a new chapter begins.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
So I went to see my GP doc last week. The past several months I've been feeling lousy, no energy, pain levels going up, etc. And with a history of cancer in my family, and considering I'll be 40 next year, I figured it's time I start getting some serious baseline tests done. He ordered a ton of bloodwork and referred me to a GI doc for a colonoscopy.

Over the weekend, while helping a friend move to Ohio, I tripped up there and severely sprained my ankle. Spent the few hours before my return flight to Florida in a Columbus ER. Lucky me.

My follow-up with my GP was yesterday, and he starts out by saying that he wished all his patients had such "perfect" test results. I was hoping he'd say you have hypothyroidism, here's a pill, but no.

He thinks I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

*That thunk was the sound of my head hitting the desk in frustration.*

The good news is, however, that he's starting me on Cymbalta to see if that helps some of my symptoms. And as I start researching FM and CFS and looking at things others have reported about them, yeah, there's a huge chunk of stuff about me that fits that diagnosis. Not exactly the diagnosis I would have wanted, but it beats a lot of others I guess. So a new phase of my life is beginning, and I'm heading to the bookstore tonight to add to my knowledge base. I hate feeling like this. Hubby has been so good over the past few months as my energy as tanked and I haven't been able to do a fraction of what I normally feel I should be able to do, goddess bless him. And he's just relieved to have any diagnosis that gives us a direction to head in. And I guess I should be thankful that my doctor does believe in FM and CFS because apparently a lot of docs don't.

That's been my crazy week. :)

"Bightmares (Deep Space Mission Corps 2)" Now Available!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Bightmares," the sequel to "Love at First Bight," is now available for purchase from Siren-BookStrand!


Blurb:

Ménage Amour: Erotic Sci-Fi Ménage a Quatre Romance, M/M/M/F, with M/M]

Dr. Emilia Hypatia is settling into life in space with her three husbands on board the DSMC exploration vessel Tamora Bight. Spending five years with Aaron, Caph, and Ford will be no sacrifice. Despite a shared tragedy in the men’s past that nearly took Aaron’s life and left emotional scars that still haunt him to this day, Emi’s love has gone a long way toward healing and completing their lives.

A space colony distress signal calls the Tamora Bight on its first mission, and Emi is forced into a race against time. Not only to save the colonists from the mysterious disease ravaging their men, but also to save her men from an old vengeance born of their grief-filled past. When Aaron is stricken with the illness, the stakes multiply. Will she find a cure for the “rage” in time, or will all their dreams turn into inescapable nightmares?