How easy it is to fall off the track…

…of updating something you really enjoyed creating in the first place. Like this blog!!! I mean – creating it was a no brainer, and I’m a woman of many opinions and ideas, so there’s no shortage of fodder. So why do we dwindle. Taper off. Skid to a slow halt–or a screeching halt?

I know we blame what we call “Real Life”. You know. Laundy. Walking dogs. Cooking dinner. Grocery shopping. Staring blankly into space. Sure, those things are a part of life, but so is this! This endeavor to uphold the blog I was so psyched about (and not my first either) is also “Real Life.” Gamers put it better. They don’t normally separate their gaming from “Real Life” – but they use the term AFK when they not gaming, chatting, surfing, etc. “Away From Keyboard.” Much more astute.

So, having been AFK for a long time when it comes to this blog–but thankfully not from all my writing, since the last time I posted here was in 2015 and I have had a few books out since then. I will list them all at the end of this post and we can call that being up to speed, okay? *hopeful smile*

There has been so much going on since 2015 in my personal life that I can’t list it and nor do I believe it would be of interest to you who might swing by here. And I do believe that it will take some show of diligence here on my part for anyone to invest time venturing over to read. I mean, hey, got to show I’m not about to dwindle like I have before, right? 🙂

Thank you for those of you who pop by to check out the rebirth, sort of, of this blog. I hope you will give it a chance–as I plan to do!

Here are the novels that I have written since the last entry. As always you find them at www.boldstrokebooks.com

2016

a-reluctant-enterprise Also available as an audiobook at Audible.com and Amazon.com.
Darcy Flynn, a former police officer in East Quay, works as a night guard and a private investigator. Framed for a bad shooting while on the force, she is set on finding out the truth about what happened.
 Sabrina Hawk, a successful accountant with an impressive client list, still suffers the aftereffects from an assault during her college years. Victim-blaming on campus was bad enough, but she loathes the authorities for mistreating her. Darcy notices Sabrina often works late, and the elegant blonde stirs her innate protectiveness. Sabrina finds herself able to relax around Darcy. A mutual attraction develops, but then Sabrina’s office is subjected to several break-ins. Wary of the police, she hires Darcy to investigate. Darcy fears Sabrina’s reaction once she learns Darcy was a cop—a cop who left the force in disgrace.

piece-of-cake Book 3 in Bold Strokes Books’ wedding novella series.
Kendal Moore knows she’s being used shamelessly by her boss, Holly McAllister. What’s more, Kendal has willingly agreed to it. Holly needs a wife to remain in the US despite an expired visa. Now it’s their wedding day. Kendal is about to marry the woman she secretly loves, but she is afraid. What if she fails Holly by getting last-minute cold feet?  Holly McAllister tries to keep up her usual stern demeanor. If she doesn’t marry, all she’s worked for is lost. She is surprised that the only person she can imagine marrying is her assistant, Kendal, whose loyalty she always relied on. Now Holly’s heart and conscience insist she must talk to Kendal and call off the wedding. She can’t  take advantage of the woman she’s grown to love. Kendal deserves more.

2017

escape
The Oconodian ship Pathfinder and its two million souls, forges on toward their new homeworld. President Thea Tylio carries the ultimate responsibility for their success. Newly divorced, she buries herself in her work. Thea keeps Caya Lindemay, a young changer in protective custody. Caya loathes her luxurious prison, but still helps the president whenever her clairvoyant visions are of use. As the two women acknowledge the growing romantic tension between them, Caya lives on the hope Thea will finally set her free. As a catastrophe of devastating proportions approaches Pathfinder, Caya risks everything to help the woman she loves and their people. If she fails, it may mean the end of the Exodus mission and potential annihilation.

thorns-of-the-past

Darcy Flynn, a former police officer in East Quay, works as a night guard and a private investigator. Framed for a bad shooting while on the force, she is set on finding out the truth about what happened. Sabrina Hawk, a successful accountant with an impressive client list, still suffers the aftereffects from an assault during her college years. Victim-blaming on campus was bad enough, but she loathes the authorities for mistreating her. Darcy notices Sabrina often works late, and the elegant blonde stirs her innate protectiveness. Sabrina finds herself able to relax around Darcy. A mutual attraction develops, but then Sabrina’s office is subjected to several break-ins. Wary of the police, she hires Darcy to investigate. Darcy fears Sabrina’s reaction once she learns Darcy was a cop—a cop who left the force in disgrace.

arrival (1)
The spaceship Pathfinder arrives at its destination, Gemocon, the new homeworld for the Oconodian/Gemosian people. Commander Pamas Seclan has spent the journey incognito amid the civilians. Traumatized by years of captivity, she is both apprehensive and eager to locate her now grownup children. 
Darmiya Do Voy arrived at Gemocon with the advance fleet three years ago. Normally exuberant and positive, the brilliant scientist has burned out and lost her spark. Darmiya meets Pamas and their mutual attraction is intense. Pamas feels she is too old and damaged for Darmiya, but still can’t keep away. Darmiya is determined to persuade Pamas to give them a chance. During Pathfinder’s massive landing procedures, President Tylio and her associates learn the hard way of the remaining terrorist cells. As the terrorists unscrupulously attempt to reach their objective, Darmiya fights to save Pamas who is toe-to-toe with her former captors.

2018

wayworn-lovers
Renowned composer and lyricist Giselle Bonnaire suffers from anxiety disorder and agoraphobia. She needs a driver and housekeeper or she won’t be able to work. Tierney Edwards, a restless, wandering soul, is on the move again, never staying in one place more than a few months. The two women are each other’s opposites, one nomad and one recluse, but when destiny places them together, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. 
Giselle knows her heart will break when Tierney moves on again. But Tierney has never felt so at home, which scares her. Can these women, so bruised by life and experience, find a way to break free of the past—or will they have to say good-bye?

2019 – January 1

treason
The last thing Commander Neenja KahSandra wants is to be babysitting Zoem Malderyn, an orphan who can barely remember her past, and who has just regained consciousness after being used as a template for an army of changer clones. Despite herself, she comes to care for Zoem, whose courage and vulnerability is difficult to resist. 
But as Zoem starts to remember more, a deadly countdown to destruction occurs inside her. She needs to discover why the malevolent changers programed her, and how to stop herself from carrying out their plan. Can the famous sisters, Caya and Briar Lindemay, help save Zoem and the Gemoconians, or will Zoem end up sacrificing herself—before she kills them all?

 

 

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