Friday, April 24, 2015

NOLA til you die!

I just got back from a research trip to New Orleans. The locals are so passionate about their amazing city. Banners reading NOLA til you die! hung from buildings and posts. After being there for a few days, I can see where the love comes from. The beauty, culture, and variety that New Orleans has to offer can not be beat.


We stayed in the French Quarter, which is where the tourists spend most of the time. The nightlife was colorful especially on Frenchmen st. and Bourbon st. Bonus to staying in the Quarter, we were right around the corner from where Marie Laveau's house once stood. The Voodoo queen may or may not be part of Landlocked's coming sequel.

As much fun as the French Quarter was, I found the garden district to be my favorite place in NOLA. Its ancient oaks and antebellum era homes took my breath away.

The cemeteries were hauntingly gorgeous and each tomb held the remains of multiple people. Some held over one hundred. We toured the ground during a torrential rain storm and the lightning cracking around us only added to the foreboding that I felt. It was not a place for the living. Something about having remains above ground made the place feel like a little city for the dead.


Though the city was like no other city in the world, this country girl's favorite experience was kayaking through the bayou! The tall cypress trees, giant creepy critters, and cascading Spanish moss made it feel like you were in another world. The swamps were indescribably beautiful and truly unique in appearance. I have floated many a river and I've boated in the ocean as well as out on various lakes... but the swamp land is completely different. If I could bring one thing back home with me it would be these beautiful marshes. These amazing ecosystems may not be around much longer as we are losing them at dramatic rates. Please visit this site, America's Wetlands and donate as much as you can to help restore the wetlands and save them for future generations of people and animals!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Skip a Beat

You asked for it, now it's here!
Skip a Beat a novella focusing on Gretchen and Wesley's love story. You know you loved those two, you can get the full scoop in this novella... AND bonus, there's an epilogue from The Right Notes at the end. It will take us some time into the future to see what Mya, Asher and the rest of the gang are up to.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paperback giveaway!

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The Right Notes by C.S. Moore

The Right Notes

by C.S. Moore

Giveaway ends April 20, 2015.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Right Notes

Release Day! The Right Notes is officially out and I'm in love with this rock'n roll romance! It's the story of Mya and Asher. Blurb below:
Mya’s one and only long-term relationship taught her not to trust — and she was a quick learner. Never one to make the same mistake twice, she knew that no one could hurt her behind the barriers she put up. She felt nothing and preferred it that way. Mya’s life was fine — just fine. Until Asher Dawson, the most notorious rock star in the world, came crashing into her life. One day with him and her walls came tumbling down... But how could she take a chance on him, of all people? He was a known bad-boy and she had been burnt before. His past was littered with terrible decisions that he revealed with unrepentant honesty… But he would tell her nothing about his origins, or how he came to be in foster care along with what would later become his band mates. Dark secrets aside, Asher made her heart sing. Emotion restored and heart on the line, would her choice end in disaster for them both? 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Beast

He could very easily picture his life like this. With a woman who loved him and smiled at him like he wasn't a monster.
Except he was.

The Beast of Ravenston takes Elizabeth from Betraying Ever After and throws her into a place she fears more than any other... Ravenston. A small town in the middle of a thick forest, Ravenston is home to the Duke-- Nicholas Wellington-- a man who not only has been scarred by a fire but is a man to be feared. He lives up to his reputation as 'The Beast'.
Nicholas wants to know who set the fire that disfigured him which means helping Mr. Dodsworth. Help Mr. Dodsworth-- get the name-- get his revenge
Except what Mr. Dodsworth wants Nicholas to do is worse than anything he's done in his past: make the girl pay.
Can Nicholas do what needs to be done to get his revenge? Or will Elizabeth steal something he didn't know he still had-- his heart?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo

Today is the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo and I couldn't be more excited. For those who don't know what that crazy abbreviation stands for it's, camp national novel writing month. Which is just a fun way of saying national no sleep for authors month :) I'm hoping to finish my current work in progress, The Right Notes, with the extra motivation that this month brings. This is also the first time that I've talked about this novel. It's a new adult contemporary romance that happens to be about a rock star. I can't wait for you guys to read it, I'm swooning all over the place writing this book! Well I'm off to type away, wish me luck and as always, thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Guest Post: Kayla Dawn Thomas

Thanks for inviting me over to your corner of the web to talk about one of my favorite things: writing! I’ve been a storyteller my whole life. Before I could work a pencil I told my tales to a jump rope. Thank goodness that phase ended once I could read and write! My grandma told me someday I would write books for a living, and I always hoped that would come true. Here I am a few decades later making reality from a dream.
Kayla Dawn Thomas



There are stories everywhere. I notice someone, something, or overhear a conversation that inspires me every day. I used to carry a purse large enough to haul a notebook around; terrified I’d miss my muse if I couldn’t write it down immediately. That created more stress than writing should be, and I gradually weaned myself from the habit. Now I have more headspace to really immerse myself into the present moment without trying to memorize or record it. As a result, those impressions and ideas are still there later. If a story or scene idea invades my brain, I just record it in my phone. It’s always with me anyway.

 Books have always fed my soul. When I was little, Laura Ingalls whisked me away with stories I could relate to as we lived way out in the boonies on a cattle ranch. Danielle Steel took me to more exotic locales and introduced me to romance when I was older. Though I read a bit of everything (except horror), my passion still lies with romance. There’s something about a good love story that lifts me up. Reading provides me an escape and a workout for my busy brain and that’s what I want to do for my readers.


Why Self-Publishing

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized I have the heart of an entrepreneur. Both my mom and sister have run successful businesses for years, and I’ve longed to create something of my own. When I learned about self-publishing, I knew it would be a great fit. Being able to write novels and work for myself, it’s almost too good to be true!

I’m grateful for pioneers like Hugh Howey and Toby Neal for clearing the trails of the industry. They’ve really set the standard for the rest of us. There should be no discernible difference between our books and the ones that come from the big publishing houses.

I’ve been amazed by the camaraderie amongst indie authors. Many industries see everyone as a competitor. In the indie world, we realize we need each other. Readers need great books, and lots of them! Therefore we all win when we work together guiding readers to each other’s work. I am so excited to be partnering with Cyndi at both of our first book signing at the Weiser Public Library in Weiser, ID on June 12 from 2-4pm. We are looking forward to celebrating our books and meeting our readers.

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