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Irish Cream Dreams released today!

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The second Candy Man Delivery story (Tastes Like Chocolate was first). We’re back in that small beachside South Florida town. Mary Elizabeth runs an Irish pub and she’s preparing for St. Patrick’s Day when she gets the call… 

“Mary Elizabeth, this is Viviana with Candy Man Delivery. You’ve been chosen to receive a man of your choice. Eros chose the flavor for you, I’ll sculpt a perfect male form for you, and he’ll be delivered after your bar closes on St. Patrick’s Day. Will that work for you?”
I wanted to shout yes.
“That would be fine.” I think my voice squeaked.
Her laugh was genuine. “Being nervous is okay. Be sure to write down what you want to ask for. I deliver him already sculpted. You tell Eros what you want in your man, and it will determine the personality infusing your statue. He picks an actual God to inhabit it who fits your needs.”
“Okay.” My fingers drummed on the desk. This was happening. I remembered to be polite, even when distressed, just like the nuns taught me. “Thank you, ma’am. I look forward to meeting you.”
“Congratulations, Mary Elizabeth. You’ll be very happy.”
Happy? I was ecstatic. Viviana’s chocolate man became a legend in the last month. The local Chamber of Commerce buzzed for weeks about how the single women members could get one of her own. That’s when Viviana showed up for a meeting and told us the story.
I didn’t believe her. Drunks at my bar had better imaginations. Then Adonis walked in. All doubt vanished in a cloud of hot chocolate scented lust. I have to say, my sweets cravings escalated lately. I blamed, and thanked, him.
Maybe I wouldn’t need another batch of batteries this year. Blushing at the thought, I found myself recounting the drawer four times before I’d paid attention.

 

 

Tastes Like Chocolate: Scorching Hot Book Reviews Blog Hop

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I’d like to give you some chocolate for your day. The kind without any calories. A man carved out of chocolate by a sculptor who got an A on her penises.

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BLURB:

Viviana’s heartbreak and betrayal by her ex-fiance’ is poured into her sculpting. While working on a statue of pure milk chocolate, she finds herself talking to the man emerging about her hopes, dreams, and desires. Sprinkling gold dust over his stunning finished form makes his body glitter as he comes to life taking her into his arms. Their passion ignites a side of her she’d given up on, can they survive the jealousy of her former flame to find love?

Book Two in my Candy Man Delivery Service series of shorts comes out 3/10/2014 – IRISH CREAM DREAMS.

What’s your reading pleasure? 

I have two guilty pleasures when I read. I LOVE Action books. Kickass heroes and heroines who don’t apologize for what they have to do. Having a strong character who is comfortable in his/her skin is empowering.

The other is sweet, sappy, romance stories. I’ll eat up those stories like I’m popping candy from a Pez Dispenser. I started reading Halequin Romances in high school. None of the boys I was in school with were as cool and sexy as the heroes in my books. PLUS! A lot of the words in the books were on the ACT exam which helped me get a better score! Bonus!

Does your heart beat faster for a bad-boy?

 

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Irish Cream Dreams is Coming Soon!

Tastes Like Chocolate was just the beginning!

Next up, IRISH CREAM DREAMS.. another woman, another statue, the flavor has been chosen.. the dreams and wishes of Mary Elizabeth? She’s still working on those.

February 17th will be Cover Reveal day for this story which will release on March 10th. 

A Teaser: 

“Hello.” The timid sounding voice was almost unrecognizable as mine.

“Mary Elizabeth, this is Viviana with Candy Man Delivery. You’ve been chosen to receive a man of your choice. The flavor was chosen for you by Eros, I’ll sculpt a perfect male form for you and he’ll be delivered after your bar closes on St. Patrick’s Day. Will that work for you?”

I wanted to shout yes.

“That would be fine.” I think my voice squeaked.

Her laugh was genuine. “Being nervous is okay. Be sure to write down what you want to ask for. I deliver the form, you tell Eros what you want in your man and it will determine the personality infusing your statue. He picks an actual God to inhabit it who fits your needs.”

“Okay.” My fingers drummed on the desk. This was happening. I remembered to be polite, even when distressed, just like the nuns taught me. “Thank you, ma’am. I look forward to meeting you.”

“Congratulations, Mary Elizabeth. You’ll be very happy.”

Happy? I was ecstatic.

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While you wait to find out what Mary Elizabeth wants in her man, you can get Tastes Like Chocolate:

 

Candy Dreams!

Graylin

Tastes Like Chocolate released!

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Blurb:

Viviana’s heartbreak and betrayal by her ex-fiance’ is poured into her sculpting. While working on a statue of pure milk chocolate, she finds herself talking to the man emerging about her hopes, dreams, and desires. Sprinkling gold dust over his stunning finished form makes his body glitter as he comes to life taking her into his arms. Their passion ignites a side of her she’d given up on, can they survive the jealousy of her former flame to find love?

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2013 Wrap Up

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Thank you to all the wonderful readers, authors, and bloggers I’ve met and worked with this year. It’s an amazing journey.

This year SMOLDER came out in May.  It’s a Romantic Suspense Novel. There’s just as much suspense as romance, so if you like a good scary ride.. it’s in there. The week before it’s release, I was in St. Louis Missouri for the Romantic Times Booklovers convention while my Uncle was dying of heart failure, with my father by his side, in Chicago.

I released DEATH DEALER in October under a new pen name – Rane Sjodin. It’s a Paranormal Urban Fantasy Action/Adventure book that starts a new series for me. There will be offshoot books set in the same world, as well.

Due to moving to a different state and having to restart all of my business, I wasn’t able to accomplish as much as I wanted. For starters, Tessa’s (Summer Fae) book is not coming out this year. However, I am working with an editor at one of my publishers to polish the entire series into a single book that will release next year.

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There’s another book, one with Gina, my bounty hunting werewolf, who likes sex as much as killing, in process to be released next year as well. This is also with an editor at a publishing house.

So, the count is up to 6 short stories in a themed series, and three novels, including the second Arcane Court (Rane Sjodin) book, for 2015.

I think that fills all my spare moments up for the year.

Graylin Rane

 

Update

Things have been unsettled in my day job circumstances. This made my writing job more chaotic. Fun, even if less productive.

I’m releasing Death Dealer on tuesday under the pen name Rane Sjodin (it’s Swedish, a family name).

I’m still revising the Summer Fae series with an eye to publishing in December.

Then I have more ideas for funny romantic stories than my head can hold. I’ll start typing those up in January and will announce contracts and publication dates as they happen.

I’m now located in South Florida, again. I LOVE it here. I’m a beach baby at heart.

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So I’ll leave you with a picture. A friend I were at the beach earlier this week and this guy stood at the edge of the water posing for AN HOUR. Really. Then he went into the ocean swimming to keep his hair dry. I’d like to thank him for the afternoon of laughter.

 

Graylin

 

Tessa’s Story Tease

Since I announced the changes to the SUMMER FAE series, I’ve made some additions to the first book. I am combining all three separate novellas into one long novel, adding a lot of detail.

CONTAGION is about Tessa, a small pale woman raised in the Appalachian mountains. She survived an apocalyptic plague that killed millions, including her family. This snippet is about her trying to survive post-apocalypse alone in her Atlanta apartment.

Three days after I identified my family, I managed to turn on the news. Having stocked up the apartment with food from a huge box store two weeks ago, checking and rechecking the CDC website for the list of contaminated foods. Paranoia had removed reason.

My stash from the box stores allowed me to forgo the grocery chain stores. They were raided as survivors took all of the non-perishables. The firelight dancing across the sky signaled when they moved on.

My front door looked like a lock company’s test subject. I got everything I could attach with a power drill. The danger came a couple of weeks later. A group of thugs found my apartment complex on January 14th. Terrified screams echoed through the walls as my neighbors fought to live. My heart pounded in my ears as I crawled into my closet. Under blankets that smelled of family camping trips, I waited for them to get me.

Tears of fear and lost memories covering my face, I fought the scream of terror trying to expand my lungs.
Rattling of locks followed by cursing forced me deeper into the closet. I waited. No one came to get me. I couldn’t believe it. Either my locks held or my food supply was gone. Swallowing my fear as I wiped my face dry, I opened the door. I wasn’t going out there uncovered. I’d been raised by a southern mountain man. Loading the handgun took moments. Training took over, slithering out of the closet, still sure they could hear my heart beat. Every hunting lesson I’d been given helped. My father’s voice comforting as he guided me. An apartment ambush wasn’t all that different from chasing deer. I hoped.

Peering around the corner, I could see the front door. My living room looked intact. Even my sisters things were where she left them weeks ago. All of the locks held. Not one broke. I felt as trapped in as I was, but safer.

Pulling myself to my feet I saw movement in the kitchen. Something dark flashed, panicking I shot ahead of it, as I’d been taught. Six shots traced up the wall as I followed the movement. Without any more ammunition on me, I dropped behind the couch to wait. Taking a moment to catch my breath, I waited again. Angry that someone could get into my apartment, steal my food, and then wait for me to come out, I stayed still. I’m small and quick, not big enough to fight. My slight form and ultra pale skin got me teased in school but no matter how hard I tried to bulk up, gain muscles, it didn’t work.

This time I’d jump up and frighten them. Deep breathing to keep from screaming, I jumped up and saw my victim pinned to the wall. Dead. I’d killed a roach.

Fall 2013 Book Updates

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This website has required do-overs on two occasions. This time there was something wrong in a database. A problem the hosting company had to fix and it prevented the wordpress from working well. This is, hopefully, the last incarnation.

Death_Dealer_facebook_rev1I have a new pen name, Rane Sjodin. You can find the website HERE. The first book in the Arcane Court series will be released on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The second book has 30k wordswritten. It will be released next fall. Next summer, there will be a book set in that world released as well. The Rane Sjodin site, FB, and Twitter accounts will announce those releases.

SUMMER FAE

For those of you waiting to see what happens to Tessa, I’m revising the entire series into one large novel. The story will remain the same, I’m not changing plot lines. I am adding details to Tessa’s life that were skimmed over the first time. I’ve already started the revising process and this book will be released in December.

I have ideas for a series of books based on statues coming to life. Funny, romantic, with a little paranormal. Those will be written as soon as Tessa’s book is completed.

Thanks,

Graylin / Rane

Summer Fae: Contagion and Bloodlines pulled for special project

Contagion and Bloodlines rights have been returned to me, at my request. First, thank you to Decadent Publishing for being accommodating.

I’m revising the series into a single full length novel, adding The Legacy to the end.

I’ll post updates as they happen, please be patient as I get a rare chance to up the storytelling and quality of already published characters.

Thanks,

Graylin

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