My Monday Meanderings for today come through physical pain. I am taking Aleve because I overdid it this weekend. I must remember, I’m no longer 20-something, a fact which my daughter reminds me of on a regular basis. LOL. As I’m sure you’re aware by now, I’ve created this weekly newsletter since beginning my newest day job (and my weekend moonlighting) to keep me engaged with you on a regular basis. This will provide a way for you to know what’s going on with me even though I’m not camping out on Social Media anymore. I don’t think Aleve has any side effects that will affect my ability to meander, but who knows…
Writing, Writing, Writing!
This weekend, I began the process of rewriting portions of my novella. It had to be done, because things changed under circumstances I’m unable to divulge right now, but my intentions are to make it better than it was. Sometime when stories sit a while, authors realize (with the help of first line beta readers) that the plot sometimes doesn’t work the way you originally envisioned it. Thus, the need for re-tweaking. The evolution of said novella shall not be televised, or otherwise shared since this process does not make for fascinating blog or newsletter fodder. However, I will share when it’s complete. Again.
This novella has a shiny new cover and the summary will be tweaked to match the re-tweaked plot. As I mentioned before, I’ll be rolling the cover out pretty close to my book release. In approximately three months, there will be marketing, more beta reading, and lots of fun stuff going on before it can see the light of day. Parker Cavanaugh, my hero in this new novella, is chomping at the bit to meet you all!
Speaking of writing, if you want to read any of my books while you’re waiting on my new stuff to publish, you can find all my books here, where most of them are on SALE for $0.99: LV Lewis books!
Thrillers from The Past (aka Recent Re-reads)!
Back in the day before I even thought about self-publishing, a friend introduced me to M.J. Rose’s Butterfield Institute Series, which includes the books The Halo Effect, The Delilah Complex, and The Venus Fix. Last week I re-read these wonderful books because I haven’t read a series of books with as compelling a premise as this one in quite some time, and I was really kind of missing Detective Noah Jordain, the sexy-as-sin cop who becomes the love interest for our heroine, Dr. Morgan Snow, sex therapist extraordinaire. Every single time I’ve read these books, I insert Harry Connick, Jr. into my mind as Detective Noah Jordain. This guy would be perfect were these books to be adapted to the Big Screen. I know no other actor who could believably pull this off, so I’m sticking with Harry, whom I love with the white-hot intensity of a thousand burning suns! But I digress. (Fans self.)
So, if you’re looking for a series that is a thriller which has romantic suspense, and a healthy dose of believablility, you can’t go wrong with these books. Although written in 2005-2006 timeframe, they are still a relevant page-turner worthy enough to read now!
In Death Series by J.D. Robb
If you’ve ever had an in depth conversation with me about books, you might know that my favorite futuristic police procedural novels are the “In Death Series,” by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts to folks who love her romances and genre fiction).
I’ve been reading these books forever (and I won’t say how long because I’m always looking for ways not to date myself). Anywho, Robb’s In Death Series follows the cases of Detective Eve Dallas, a New York cop from the years circa 2058 and beyond. The heroine gets her surname from the city in which she was born because she lost her only remaining parent in an horrific fashion and she hadn’t been given a real name. Her backstory is as fascinating as the cases chronicled in the In Death Series. You will be drawn in by J. D. Robb’s taut prose and riveting plots.
And if you like black-haired Irishmen, you may just fall in love with Eve’s better half, Roarke. I know I did, which is probably what kept me reading the series even more than Eve Dallas herself. Just saying!
Together for the first time—the first five novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, hailed as “a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance” (Publishers Weekly).
Join New York City homicide detective Eve Dallas as she sets her sights on some elusive suspects—including a compelling Irishman named Roarke in…
The In Death Series has been grouped into books of five for those who prefer to buy them a group at a time. You can still buy the series standalones, if that is your preference.
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