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Weekly Word Count #25

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving if you’re Stateside! It’s one of my favorite holidays since we’ve started throwing it at my place. I get to spend the day cooking, which I love!

Word Count: 7,019

What story I’m working on: Night Awakens, my sassy, sexy PNR

What I’m editing/marketing: Tuatha de Danaan story, now titled the Iron Legacy. Aaaaand the revamp of An Airship Named Desire–I’m plugging away at it in hopes of getting it back out before Christmas!

Line of the Week:

“Has anyone told you how singularly infuriating you are?” He asked through gritted teeth.

I flashed him a grin and placed a hand on my hip. “All the time. It’s one of my most winning qualities.”

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Project Purse Dump: November 27, 2015

Paula Tiberius’ Purse:

I never used to carry a purse. While my high school, then university compadres mooned over their new Coach bags and fished around for keys for half an hour, I always had cash in my front right pocket, one slim key in my left back pocket, and whatever lipstick I had on when I left the house was good enough for the night.

Now?

Nov 27 - Paula Tiberius

  1. My wallet – a freakin’ wallet, people. I’m a grown-up.
  2. Sunscreen. I live in Los Angeles and my husband Richard has had five skin cancers removed so far. This is the only kind that doesn’t feel oily. If you’re reading this, Neutrogena, I am looking for sponsors on my blog.
  3. Rice Krispies treat – this is “for Violet” (my 7 year old daughter) when “she” gets cranky in the car.
  4. Two pens stolen from my credit union, an over-sized My-Pal pencil (because sometimes you just don’t want the finality of a pen), a Sharpie (because sometimes things can’t be indelible enough),one pen from The Pleasure Chest (because I cover sex seminars there for Sexpert.com), and a pen from an Australian hotel – that’s right, I went to Australia. I’m a grown up with a purse.
  5. TWO travel tissue packs, because one would leave me quite insecure.
  6. A GO train receipt from my visit to Toronto in June. It’s now September.
  7. A red button. Thinking, thinking….it’ll come to me.
  8. A metal mesh turtle pendant without a chain. Don’t you have one in your purse?
  9. Migraine meds. I used to leave them at home thinking that it was bad juju to carry headache medicine when you don’t have a headache. But then I kept getting headaches while out in the world with my giant purse that had no medication in it.
  10. A one-time-use-only toothbrush. I know I’m married with a kid, but I might still have a one-night-stand at some point. You never Actually I stole it from a spa in Palm Springs last weekend.
  11. Two plastic stencil sheets. I picked them out from a counter full of crap to redeem points at an arcade. My daughter Violet was dead set against them, but I remain certain that she will change her mind. Stencils rock.
  12. A green feather from the boa Violet wore at her rock and roll camp performance this summer. She borrowed it from her father who wears it in our band Fame Whore. Yes, we’re setting an excellent example.
  13. Ear buds. You can’t talk on the phone without them in your car, and I’m always in my car.
  14. Red lip gloss that my friend Tara gave me about six months ago when I was feeling really, really shitty and broke, overworked and underpaid. She told me that it was the “lip gloss of abundance,” which seems to have worked, actually. Now I’m afraid to throw it out even though its fuzzy wand is drying up.
  15. An Always mini-pad. I pay extra for the black box kind because I like to have stylish cardboard in my bathroom cabinet.
  16. A tester tube of double-helix water cream, given to me by a medical intuitive who channels angels. He is awesome and so is this cream. I’m putting it on my C-section scar to see if it helps it disappear.
  17. I don’t smoke, but my husband does. Also, I used to be a pyromaniac.
  18. A packet of salt. Don’t listen to people who say salt is bad for you. It makes everything better.
  19. Pink and red paper clips tied together in a chain. I grabbed them for a parent teacher board meeting and did not use them.
  20. Orange bauble hair tie. I used to hate this kind when I was a kid. I wonder if Violet hates them too? I should ask her.
  21. Big black hair clip. That’s the shit you want.
  22. A coupon for a free cupcake at Barnes & Noble – now expired.

Paula Tiberius is an author, musician and filmmaker living in North
Hollywood, California with her husband, daughter and gigantic German
Shepherd. She wrote and directed the feature film Goldirocks, authored a
romance novel The Cowboy Singer, and is creating a kids’ album with a
message called Be Who You Are. She loves to create work that inspire
kindness and self-worth. Visit her at www.paulatiberius.com

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Stolen Petals Free Day!

Day before Thanksgiving, if you need a reprieve amid all the insanity, why not download Stolen Petals for free?

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One man has swiped bounties from Viola, the Brass Violet, for years. Longstanding rivals, they’ve only had brief encounters, and if she had a choice, she’d avoid him entirely. When he saunters into her bar with an offer to work together on a job, the proper response would be to shoot him down and send him back to Shantytown. However, curiosity’s a wicked beast, and Viola needs to know why, after so many years of stealing her marks, he’d approach her now.

The man is insufferable, annoyingly cavalier, and tends to stir up memories she’d rather forget–but she needs assistance on this job and he’s offering aid and blueprints which could cut their work in half.

Given the intense way he looks at her though, working together isn’t all he has in mind. Van Clef is known for his persistence and, with his charm, he wins women over effortlessly. Viola’s not so easy though–she’s wise to his tricks. But if he wants to play the game, she will gladly rise to the challenge. By the end of this bounty, she’ll be the one leaving him in the dust.

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Stolen Petals Free Day

In celebration of Thanksgiving this week, I’m giving folks something else to be grateful for! Get your copy of Stolen Petals for free!

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Not sure if it’s your cuppa? Check out what other reviewers have said!

While the two contenders are checking each other out like prized fighters in a ring, the pages fairly sizzle with their mutual carnal tension.” –Wicked Women’s Review Blog

“Stolen Petals is a fun and flirty steampunk read with plenty of sexual tension between the main characters Viola and Van Clef (Edward) and a rollicking and adventuresome plot.” –A Reader’s Review Blog

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Music Monday- Web of Secrets

More music to liven up your Monday!

Today let’s welcome Terry Poole featuring her book, Web of Secrets!

I am a huge fan of soundtrack mixes by Felicjl on Youtube. Sometimes the words of a song are distracting and I need the pure music. Emotional soundtracks are perfect for angst, Legendary for action.

Jann Arden, Where No One Knows Me – The song is about starting over. That describes Kelly and Nathan when they rediscover each other. If they accept the challenges facing them, they can start over and have the love they were denied as teens.

Lykke Li, No Rest For The Wicked – This song is about separation, caving into pressure and missing the one that got away. Nathan and Kelly were forcefully separated as teens but never got over each other.

Staind, Believe in Me – The name says it all.  Trust me to be there for you, believe in me. Both Nathan and Kelly need to learn to trust each other and the strength of their love in order to survive.

Tyrone Wells, Sink or Swim – The challenges facing the men will either make or break them.  Choices must be made and the consequences faced.

I am currently working on two projects.

The first is a ghost story tentatively called Seeing is Believing.  An unassuming writer witnesses the murder of a police detective.  Imagine his shock when he wakes to find the dead detective at the foot of his bed. There is mayhem, betrayal, a murderer on the hunt and of course love.

I’ve also begun writing a sequel to Web of Secrets that I’m calling Price of Secrets. Just when everything seems to be going good for Kelly and Nathan, an old case of Kelly’s reopens wounds as treachery and revenge endanger both the men lives.

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When you want it hot, dive into Poole.

Brilliant surgeon Nathan Kirkfield comes face-to-face with his childhood demons when his parents’ deaths force him back home to settle the family estate. Sent to oversee the sale of the house and contents is former FBI Agent Kelly MacNiel, now of the MacNiel Auction House; he couldn’t possibly have imagined he’d find the young man from a case gone horribly wrong grown into a devastatingly attractive man. The two of them discover a connection built in the ruins from that tragedy.

Now Nathan must decide if he can accept the changes in his life that this relationship will bring while struggling with his boss’s harassment and her threats to destroy his work. To complicate matters, unexplained break-ins lead to an attempt upon Nathan’s life. If Kelly doesn’t conquer the monsters that besiege him, everything he’s come to love will be at stake.

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November 2015 Obsessions

Can we talk Nalini Singh for a second here? So, I stayed away for awhile–figured it wasn’t my cup of tea. After all, I tend to like more action to my books and I need to be in a certain mood to read some romances. But I’d heard about her for awhile and was curious so I checked the first book out.

Reaction? Not bad. Not amazing, but definitely a page turner for me. Then I read the second….got a little more interested. Now I wanted to read more. AAAANNNND then came the third book, which I refused to put down and devoured in a night. SO. DAMN. GOOD. I love when a book grips me like that and refuses to let go. Where am I now? Oh, yeah, currently through book seven. I’m tearing through this series like no tomorrow.

I’ll be honest, I *may* be finished the entire series before the end of the year. Not even sorry. I will say, it’s doing wonders for my paranormal romance inspiration, and since my current work-in-progress is said genre, I’m happy for the spark.

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Weekly Word Count #24

On top of Thanksgiving coming, I also have to worry about the onslaught of Solstice Brews orders as well. Last year it started for me around this time and December turned into a whirlwind of post office trips.

Word Count: 6, 015

What story I’m working on: Night Awakens, my paranormal romance! Whee, dark snark! Right now my two leads are currently hating one another.

What I’m editing/marketing: Hunting for Spring off to the line editor! I’m also trucking away at the Tuatha De Danaan story, tentatively titled The Iron Legacy. Still chugging along–my plan is to have it done in December!

Line of the week: “That’s me, slaughterer of innocents. You interrupted my agenda of pushing old folks down the stairs and burning down orphanages.” –Night Awakens