Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What's Coming Next...

Hi Folks!

I just thought that I would drop you all a line to let you know what was coming next.  Here is the cover art:

Nice Shootin' Tex! is a contemporary western romance/women's fiction novel.  It features Lauren McCoy, a beautiful (and blonde - finally!), smart, artistic, sweet, hardworking, sharp-shooting cowgirl of a woman who is feeling the urge to leave her daddy's farm and strike out on her own to make a life for herself, and hopefully find love too.

The interesting vehicle which would be the catalyst for change in her life is cable TV show shooting contest that her brother enters her into.  Defying her father and going further away from home than she ever has before, she goes on to show the world (and a very sex TV show host) just how good a shot she is. 

However, there is more to winning at shooting and winning at love than meets the eye.  Lauren learns that even though she can't win at everything, she is still triumphant because she has a home full of love to come home to, and a happy future she could not predict.

I hope you enjoyed that write-up and are hungry for more!

Cyndia Rios-Myers

Friday, April 26, 2013

Now Available! Razed by the Wolf - Book 7 (And Final) of The Wolves

I know.  I know, I know, I know.  It is about one month and two weeks overdue.   What was the hold up?  Well...I'll tell you what the holdup was.  I had an interesting case of Writer's Conflict.  It is kind of like Writer's Block, but different.  I had a lot of good stuff for the final novella, but did not know where to place it. 

So what did I do?  I referred to the old writing adage of "When in doubt, cut it out."  Every piece I had a doubt on, I got rid of.  What was left were the bones of the story - good, strong bones that delivered an ending that was long coming (and maybe predictable for a lot of readers). 

What was unexpected were the tying of loose ends of stories featuring ancillary characters of the story.  My heart was right there, in those stories. 

But back to my excitement.  Yay!!!!  The last novella of The Wolves is now available for purchase on Amazon and Smashwords (it should be available on Barnes and Noble sometime today). 

On Amazon:

On Smashwords:

Here is the cover art, one last time:

Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Yep. It's April. Book 7 Is Not Out Yet... (but here is a free preview!)

...and I really should have a good reason(s) why.  And I do!  I shall give you all a list.

  1. My husband is on vacation from work.  He is VERY distracting.
  2. We just finished doing some extensive home renovations.
  3. We just got back from a loooong road trip. 

That's really all I've got.  Still, I want to leave you all with something.  So, here is a scene out of the new book - never seen anywhere else:


After looking at the exterior windows of a fashion store, an ice cream shop, a furniture store and a shoe store, I settled on one.  It was a luxury linen store.  Soon, we would sleep on a mattress of pine needles and wool.  Probably more in our wolf forms than our human ones.  I would not have linen spray or high thread count sheets.  Not that I had them anyway. 

                "I would have bought you those if you'd asked for them," said Jorgen.

I half smiled.  He was trying.

                "I felt bad about the expense.  I worried that the pups would ruin them."

But there was more to it than that.

                "I didn't know that I was on a clock," I silently said to his mind.

                "I did not know that either," he softly said.

I stopped short at the electric doors to the linen store.  I did not think about what my husband would miss. 

                "Tell me," I said to his mind.

                "Ice cream.  Beer.  Hamburgers.  Pizza.  My tools.  The lumber yard.  The way my wife looks when she dresses up for a date.  My brother," he said in a thick voice.  "The way he plays with our children."

I took a moment to look down and pinch the bridge of my nose. 

                "I don't want to upset you," he said in an apologetic tone.  "Please go and try to enjoy yourself."

                "No.  I want to hear of your pain.  It makes me feel better.  It makes me feel less selfish."

                "No.  You are not selfish.  There has never been a selfish hair on your body."

How I loved him.  I said as much. 

                "I know that.  Go and shop now," he said in a stronger tone of voice. 

I smiled at the thought of my husband's strength.  Even when he was vulnerable, he was never weak.  I sighed.


                "That's my girl."

With that, I entered the store. 

It was a lot like Bed, Bath and Beyond back in America - only it did not have as much of the "As Seen On TV Products."  I liked that.  I walked around the bottom floor.  Lots of glassware and plates there.  Beautiful place settings there too.  I gave myself the opportunity to fantasize about what I might come home to in fifteen years. 

                "When this is done, I will buy you whatever you want," Jorgen said.

I smiled.  After that, I walked to the escalator and got on the bottom step.  Thump-thump it sounded under my feet as I rose higher and higher.  It felt good.  I set my hands on the moving handrails and surrendered control of my movement for a few seconds. 

However, that peace was not meant to last.  In front of me were two wolves.  Two werewolves.  How in the fuck did I miss that?  How in the hell did wolf miss that?

                "I did not," she said to me.

                "How about sharing it with me?" I argued with her.

I felt Jorgen's presence in me.  He growled under his breath from where he sat in his truck. 

                "What are you doing, wolf?" I asked.

                "You have work to do," she said to me.

There was no use arguing with wolf, I knew.  I shook my head and stared at the back of the heads of the wolves before me.  They had not noticed me yet.  My powers were coiled up in me, so they could not sense me.  I didn't know how Jorgen did it, but he also managed to make werewolves "miss" my scent. 

I took the opportunity to inspect the couple, because a couple they were.  The woman to the left had long, red curly hair.  The man to the right of her had long brown hair.  I sniffed the air around them, but didn't recognize their scent.  However, I knew that I had seen them before. 

                "They are up to no good.  Handle it," growled my husband.

                "Shall they know of...I?"

                "Yes," Jorgen said.

I nodded.  "Yes, alpha."

I did nothing but stare at them as they rose on the escalator steps before me.  I did not rush up the steps as they debarked the escalator and walked right.  I took my time as I walked off the escalator and turned my head to watch their retreating backs.  The heels on my boots pivoted on the ground as I turned right and followed them.  I took in the woman's dress.  She wore a black leather jacket and black pants.  She had black boots on too.  The man had a brown leather jacket on and jeans.  He had work boots on too.  Suddenly, I knew who I was staring at.  Wolf stretched in pleasure.  She was having a good time hunting.  So was I, actually. 

*****************End of Preview*********************

So.  I promise that I will deliver the goods THIS MONTH!

Thanks for reading!

Cyndia Rios-Myers