OK, I know I’ve been neglecting my blog for months now but, seriously, you wouldn’t believe it all if I told you!

So here’s the quick and dirty:

Sapphire Blue Publishing has closed its doors.  The rights to all of my books and their covers have reverted to me and I am self-publishing the Task Force 125 books.  I started today with The Path to Freedom.  As you can see by the title of this blog, it is only 99 cents.  This book may have gone into a few more hands if it hadn’t been priced so high for so long but I guess we’ll see.  If you thought you might like to read it but $6 was too high, please check it out now.  You can read the first 20% of the book absolutely free and if that doesn’t grab you then you shouldn’t read the rest of it anyway.  If it does, I feel fairly safe in saying you’ll really enjoy the rest of it for only 99 cents! 

If you do like it, please be sure to tell all your friends because when Sapphire Blue Publishing closed that meant I was laid off from my full-time job.

Easy come, easy go, right?  😉

My plan is to rework the 2nd book in the series, A Taste of Liberty, which is currently only 40,000 words, into 70-80,000 words.  There were so many things happening in that story that were glossed over that’s I’d really like to take readers through.  I have a beta reader and some great editors lined up so I’m hoping to have an expanded and much better book to follow The Path to Freedom within the next few months.

My original plan was to have free short stories available between these novels.  Now that I’m self-publishing and handling the timing myself, I can finally do that.  In fact, I’m really looking forward to that!

Freedom’s Promise will also be reworked.  There’s more to that story I should let you all in on too.

The 4th book in the Task Force 125 series, Stealing Liberties, is still a manuscript but I am really excited about digging into that one and finishing it up.  I can honestly say it is my best work yet.  There are some new characters in Stealing Liberties that I think you’ll like.  In fact, after writing one of the characters, I met a guy just like him.  Sadly, I think he was looking for Sarah Stevens and I wasn’t quite enough like her.

That leads me to the next big piece of news: another thing that is changing is ME!

I’ve finally committed to achieving a lifelong dream of competing in a figure competition.  Needless to say, I’m nowhere near ready!  Luckily I have nearly a year to prepare and I have a phenomenal trainer, named Jonathan Acosta to kick my ass when I need it.  You can check out my transformation blog here: http://xtremetransformations.wordpress.com/.

So now you’re up to date!

  1. I’ve recently had a huge block of time cleared (40 hours a week).
  2. I’m really excited about self-publishing my books and getting back into some heavy duty writing.
  3. I’m losing weight and looking better every day.

If you haven’t done it yet, please go check out The Path to Freedom.

If you have read it, and hopefully enjoyed it, thank you for reading it and please leave a comment below.