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Monday, July 18, 2016

HOT TOWN...MISSING MUSE

MUSE MONDAY
Hot town, summer in the…country. Doesn’t have the same impact as city. Sounds almost nice, lazy, warm summer day. Ha! Not here. We’re at the RV Ranch and sweltering. My muse has found herself a quiet, cool corner somewhere in the recesses of my mind and abandoned me. I’m just not a hot weather sort of person. 

I have to find a way to shake it off, transcend the lethargy that overtakes me when the temperature is tipping over the one hundred mark. I have a book to edit and another to write. My editor has sent me the first round of edits for book four in the Love and Murder Series, The Power of Love and Murder. The sooner I get these done, the sooner you can see it on your virtual book shelf or hold it in your hands. Here’s the first draft of the blurb. I’m sure it will get tweaked before it makes the cover edition. 

For thirteen years, Penny Sparks has managed to hide from the political powers who murdered her family. When she unwittingly exposes her true identity, not only is she marked for death, but the people closest to her risk meeting the same fate. 

Jake Winters is out of rehab and coming to grips with his demons. A woman named Penny comes on the scene, and Jake believes he has someone who can help him find life after rock star status…until her secrets blow up his world. 

With a government agent turned hitman closing in on her, Penny and Jake race to expose the presidential contender behind the murders of her family. Even if they win the race with death, the murder that stands between them could end their hope for a new life.

Book five, The Deep Well of Love and Murder, is still in the research stage. Some authors love this phase of writing a novel. Me? Not so much. I’ll do as much as I need to get started, and delve into it as I go along, finding what I need to make the detail authentic. We’ll be back on the Meadowlark Ranch for this one. I’m looking forward to checking in on Phoebe and Mason, Margie and Dirk. We’ll reconnect with Laura Katz from books one and four, who will be the main character. 

So wish me luck in dealing with the heat and operating with little help from my missing Muse.

8 comments:

  1. The Power of Love and Murder sounds intriguing. Best of luck with your muse, Brenda :)

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. I'll get her out of her hole by tomorrow!

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  2. I'm not creative when the heat hits, either. Best wishes with your edits. Sounds as if you have penned another winner!

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    1. I need the well wishes. The heat will pass and I can't wait! Thanks, Ashantay.

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  3. Good luck. I'm with you on the heat. If this were pre-AC days, I'd be swooning in the parlor.

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    1. Love that image. I'd be swooning with you, Liz.

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  4. I can't really imagine over a 100, as it never gets over 95 here in southeast Wyoming. (There are places in the valleys that do.) But I remember what it was like in Iowa and Illinois when it got in the high 80's and 80 percent humidity. Even as a child I remember it making me very lethargic. And admittedly, I struggle to get much done in the summer because I'm busy in the yard and enjoying life.
    Best wishes on your upcoming book!

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    1. Yep, even in AZ we get some humidity during the monsoons. It's yucky. Thanks, Mary.

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