Friday, August 16, 2013

Silent Bob

My fifth Music of the Soul book is published!

On August 15, 2013 my eBook, Silent Bob, was added at! Print on demand paperbacks are live too! Just like with Karaoke Queen, copies were selling the moment it went live!

Keeping with my own lame tradition, I'll start by saying a couple things about this book before I share the overview of the story with you. As with the rest of the Music of the Soul books, the two main characters in this action packed romance are women, you can find it in the "Lesbian Romance" and "General Romance" categories on

This book is the fifth book to take place in the same world as Music of the Soul, A Deafening Whisper, Dating Game and Karaoke Queen and there is a flood of crossovers of events, locations and people (Kimi Soloman Roth has a huge part in this book). But it is a stand alone novel. You don't have to have read any of the Music of the Soul series books for this story to stand on its own. All the books in the series can be read in any order. This book demonstrates that lies of omission can still have devastating effects on people and there are no miracle cures. Acceptance and self doubt and realization play an enormous role in the story. We finally get to meet the mysterious Silent Bob that has played a background role in most of the Music of the Soul books!


In Silent Bob, the book is narrated by the main character, Roberta Valentine. Bobbie has grown tired of her love them and leave them, party girl life. Moving into her thirties she feels empty and a desire to find a real, serious and lasting relationship only to be met by disappointment after disappointment.

In a chance meeting in a blizzard with her main competitor in the outdoor gear business, Blake, Bobbie finds herself continually frustrated with the vexing woman. They find they are both dating the same man. Blake slowly works her way into Roberta's heart. But the problem is, Blake is straight and harbors many prejudices about lesbians and sexuality.

Roberta hides the fact that she is the "Silent Bob" that Blake is so infuriated with. This causes a rift when the truth finally comes out. Then tragedy strikes!


As always, I wanted to send a message, that normal is in the eye of the beholder, our scars make us beautiful, we only need to stop to look to see it... and things are not always as they seem.

I wrote this over a week or two but held it back to keep my monthly publishing schedule. I couldn't wait so I published it 18 hours early. I am nervous and excited and anxious to hear the reactions from my readers. As always, it may not be as polished or professional as most, but that's just my writing style. I believe this was a story worth sharing.

Mirroring the four previous books, I am floored at how quickly sales are building. I'm looking forward to writing more books in this series, to share stories of strong women accomplishing amazing things.

I want my readers to know that I love them and appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. I also accept peanut-butter cookies.

The next book in the series, Five Feet or Less is already completed and in the editing phase. Look for a September release!

There is a sneak peek chapter of the second book in my Valkyrie Chronicles series at the end of the book. Bloodlines. We get to see more of Kara, Kate, Arina and the rest as they defend Earth and Valhalla against the raging hordes of the Ragnarok!

I'd love to hear feedback and discussion from YOU about the characters in Silent Bob. I'd love to discuss the story with you!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Silent Bob Sneak Peek

Who is Silent Bob?

OK, I thought I would give a tiny glimpse of what you will see in the Silent Bob book from the Music of the Soul series that will be released on August 17.  I hope it is an enticing sneak peek.

Silent Bob, in the words of Kimi Salomon (Roth) from Karaoke Queen

   Her voice caught and I found I was tearing up a bit myself. We stopped for a second and both pulled out our water bottles and took a drink before she continued. "I didn't want to disappoint this woman that the gods had sent to me to be my guardian angel. I learned all I could about the business, about the outdoors. She showed me the majesty of nature and took me out here every chance we got."

   We started moving again, continuing our search. "She caught me sketching one day and excitedly brought me to the MAC. I was amazed at the works of art there. I had never seen such beautiful things. She got me an art set and art books for Christmas and encouraged me to draw. I still have the little magnifying glass she gave me to look at frost and snowflakes so I could witness the artistry of nature itself." She held up her keys by a little leather pouch.

   She took a cleansing breath as we reached the bottom of the ridge-line and started picking our way along it, looking behind every rock and outcropping. "She made me go back to school and basically raised me until I was old enough to get a place of my own. You know... my mother never went looking for me. Bobbie became my mother... my big sister. She taught me that the world wasn't this hateful, spiteful place I had always believed it to be. That it is full of beauty and wonder hiding where most people don't even think to look to find it. That beauty is everywhere, you just have to open your eyes, let it in. She brought peace into my mind to replace the all the rage. I can only hope that some day she can be proud of me. That is why she is my hero. That's why I seem to have my strange fascination with heroes. Because, if the others are like her, then this world truly is full of wonder. A place I'm happy to raise my daughter in."

If this tasty little tidbit sounded good to you, let me tease you with the fact that this is just the tiniest glance into this action packed, emotional journey into the life of Roberta Valentine... Silent Bob.

As always I'd like to hear feedback and discussion from YOU. Thanks for being such great fans!