Thursday, March 31, 2016


As you all know I have been a fan of paranormal books for a long time. R E Mullins is an author who does an awesome job with her characters and keeps me hanging on for more.  I am so happy she could take time out from her writing schedule to answer some questions for me as well as her fans! 

Before we talk about the third book in your series why don't you tell readers what evolved in your thought process when you were coming up with the series as a whole.

My former employers, at the medical lab I where I used to work, probably won’t appreciate knowing I came up with the idea for a romance featuring vampires while I was drawing blood samples. But that’s how it happened. Patients, thinking they were just hysterical, liked to call the phlebotomists ‘vampires’ or they’d tell us really bad vampire jokes. I used a few of these jokes in my debut novel: IT’S A WONDERFUL UNDEAD LIFE.  

Was there a reason you chose two brothers and two sisters for your series?

I grew up in a four children household so the number seemed perfectly reasonable to me. Their father, Andris Blautsauger was studying for the priesthood before he was turned into a vampire and he named his children after the Angels of Prayer: Gabriel, Michael, Metatron, and Raphael. I, however, put my foot down at four he-vamps and insisted on adding a few she-vamps in the mix. A compromised was reached, two of the names got feminized, and we had Michaela and Metta. 

Is there one in particular character that you wanted to write their book specifically, that you just had to get it out?

From the very first, I loved the third child and youngest daughter of the Blautsauger family—I don’t think that has anything to do with the fact I am the third child and youngest sister in my sibling line-up. Metta’s family and friends love her but no one takes her seriously. They have never taken the time to see beyond her happy-go-lucky facade. Unbeknownst to them, however, Metta is filled with secrets and hidden depths.

Getting reviews is an important part of a writer's life. What do you take away from a good review and what do you learn from a bad review?

Reviews drive a book’s success and every one of them, good or bad, is appreciated. Of course, like most I prefer to read a good review. Praise can have me walking on air for days. Thoughtfully worded criticism from a reader who has obviously read the book is also of great value. I’m still new at writing and I do take their advice to heart. 

Looking back over your publishing journey so far, what is the one thing you will always remember?

I first wrote, IT’S A WONDERFUL UNDEAD LIFE in 2008. I submitted it to The Wild Rose Press and the manuscript was accepted with certain changes. At the time life had me a little overwhelmed and I sat on things. Truth be told I wasn’t sure the book was good enough—that I was good enough to be an actual writer. Almost two years later, I re-contacted The Wild Rose Press editor I’d spoken with the first time, and SHE REMEMBERED MY BOOK. To this day I’m amazed at how clearly she remembered the plot.
Then came the hard part. Like an adult teaching a child to walk, my editor held my hand through all of the re-writes. She remained positive, supportive, and upbeat. This was despite the fact I continually changed my mind and rewrote the entire manuscript so many times it took another couple of years to get it ready for print. Shall I say my editor is a saint? 

Now, let's talk about your 3rd book, A Vampire To Be Reckoned with.  You went a bit of a different route with this one by tossing in some really awesome historical scenes. Was there a reason you decided to do this? 

Metta’s story is a little different as she met and fell in love with another vampire back in the Restoration Period after the Civil War. The ornery minx also insisted I tell her whole story. I fell in love with researching the different eras and showing what shaped Metta’s personality.                       

What can readers look forward to for your 4th book?

Michaela. Ah, Michaela, she is the hardest of the siblings to write about as she has a rather prickly exterior along with a know-it-all attitude...every family has one and the Blautsaugers are no different. However, like Metta, Michaela has some hidden depths and might prove to be likeable after all.
If you could give one bit of advice to want to be authors what would it be?

Persevere and stop doubting yourself. That’s the best and only real advice I can give. 

I know that once you finish the 4th book, you will have wrapped up the story of all the siblings, so what do you plan to write next?

I think I’ve one more vampire book to revisit. Called WAKING UP DEAD, I wrote it after my debut novel but it needs a complete overhaul. I may add a bit about the Blautsaugers but it will feature an entirely different cast of characters. After that I’m thinking of giving the Contemporary Romance genre a go.

And ending on a humorous note, please choose one scene from your books that you laughed when you wrote it to share with us.

Some of my favorite characters in A VAMPIRE TO BE RECKONED WITH are the four ministers that ask Metta help them take down a group of human traffickers. The whole time I was writing them, I couldn’t help but think of the Keystone Cops. In this scene the ministers are robbing the Red Cross before going to Metta’s aid.

They stood silently in front of the large refrigerated storage unit. All wore equally perplexed frowns as they regarded the packaged blood inside, neatly stowed into two rows of clearly marked storage bins. The top containers were designated A+, B+, O+, and AB+. The bottom row held their negative counterparts. 

“I didn’t think about the different kinds,” Jacob whispered. “I mean, is blood, um, blood to them,” he wildly gestured, “or…do they need a certain type?” 

“Isn’t O negative the universal blood donor used in transfusions?” 

“I think so, but just because that’s how it works for humans doesn’t mean that’s how it works for her.” When Henry sneezed again, Dahn quietly stepped a little further to the side. 

Jacob’s whole body was practically vibrating with overstretched nerves. “Dammit, we’re preachers not doctors.” 

Do you think one variety tastes like apple pie and another like spinach?” Hayden felt his face heat when he realized the others had fallen silent and were looking at him in disbelief. “Just saying…” 

You’ve got to be kidding,” Dahn said after a moment, “or are you really suggesting A positive blood tastes different from O negative?” 

“How would I know?” Hayden scowled but was determined to stick to his guns, “For that matter, how do you know it doesn’t? Have you tried them?” 

Dahn looked at a loss, “No.” 

“If they have taste buds, they must use them. Do you want to hand her spinach when she needs or expects apple pie?” 

“Not if you put it that way.” 

“She deserves apple pie—if that’s what she likes.” 
“Okay, you made your point.” 

After exchanging bemused glances, their mystified gazes returned to the thick, vinyl-packed pints of blood. After a moment, Father Henry tapped the top of his wrist to indicate the time. “Take one of each?” he asked and then his eyes widened again. “Oh, Lord, we never stopped to think how much she’d need.” 

“Oy vey iz mir,” Jacob muttered and dramatically threw up his hands at this new dilemma, “how should we know? How many pints of blood are in the average body?” 

“I don’t remember,” Dahn’s brow furrowed as he tried to calculate, “about four to five liters?” 

“Give that to me in pints,” Hayden demanded. “We’re preachers—not mathematicians,” he lobbed his own subtle jab back at Rabbi Bauer. 

“Meh,” Jacob shrugged in response, but his eyes gleamed with appreciation. 

“How much Dahn?” 

“Are you asking me because I’m Asian?” Dahn pointedly asked right before he immediately said, “ten. Five liters is ten pints. Does that sound like enough for her? Or too much?” He slid open the large, glass door to the storage refrigerator. 

“She’s a tiny thing. She might not even need that much.” 

“Hopefully,” Dahn countered, “she won’t need any and this is all for nothing.” 

“All this conjecture is based on human’s needs,” the priest said worriedly. “What if she’s wounded and bleeding? We might have to keep, er, filling her up.” 

“Good point,” Jacob agreed, “it’s not like we can take her to the hospital.” 

“Better err on the safe side then,” Hayden advised. Yet they continued to stand a moment longer eyeing the sterile containers of blood with differing looks of repugnance. 

Finally, the mild Methodist swallowed and reached out to gingerly take one of the bags marked with a capital A and followed by a plus sign. “Come on,” his voice seemed to strengthen after he’d picked it up and nothing bad happened. “Since we don’t know how much she might need or which type…don’t be shy.” 

That seemed to break the ice and the ministers began grabbing blood filled bags and tucking them beneath their coats. A few minutes later, four very pregnant looking gentlemen with arms protectively cupped under their swollen bellies waddled out of the Red Cross building and piled into the clearly marked Lutheran Church van. 
Only to discover they had unexpected company. 

Don't forget to check out the second book: 


Thursday, November 12, 2015


Hi everyone!  Trying to get everything done before the end of the semester and being sick has kicked my butt. For the good news, head on over to The Romance Reviews for their
"Year End Splash" where you can win prizes. 

Immortal Justice is one of them.

 It is always a blast and so much fun!  

Take care my friends and happy reading and enjoy the upcoming holiday!

Hugs and God Bless you!


Saturday, September 12, 2015


Good news for those who might have been horrified that I would not be able to decide on something to write. You were not alone! After a lot of praying and wondering and worrying, one of my characters opened his mouth and said, "FINISH MY STORY!"

So I am happy to say, I got my derriere into my desk chair, looked over what I had previously written, revamped a few things, and now I am pleased to say, "Hawk's Salvation" is moving along. It might not be fast, but I think fans will love the 4th installment in the "Bound By Blood, The Legends" series. 

It has been a long time since I truly felt like Hawk was talking to me. When you write, you have to feel a connection to your work, your characters, and you must feel like what you are writing will appeal to readers.  I did not feel that for an extremely long stretch of time.

Now, with a new path in mind for my heroine and a peaceful feeling when I think about this book, I am so thankful that God has given me the zeal to write it.  I have felt that I let my fans and Hawk down by putting this book on the back burner. I want to give him his story of love and redemption for what happened in "Gideon's Heart" the 3rd book in the series.

So to all the winners in previous contests, where you won the prize of being one of the victims in this book, be patient a bit longer. I am truly blessed with fans who know that an author is human, and events can happen to make it hard to do what you truly want to do.

So in the meantime, read a good book, be blessed, and hugs!

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Okay, those of you that know me know I seldom take time off from editing, school, and the full-time job.  Well this weekend was supposed to be my weekend, to write, and only write.  However, my awesome ladies and gentlemen, vampires and immortals and Highlanders, what-have-you have decided to go on hiatus. It is my own fault, for so long I have shushed them to leave me alone. I told them, I have to finish doing  this or that before I can get back to you, and now they are paying me back in kind. So here is hoping and praying they will let bygones be bygones!



Thursday, June 25, 2015


Okay, who doesn't enjoy an awesome mystery or an edge of the seat thriller? I know that I do.  I have been a fan of mysteries since my first "Nancy Drew" novel decades ago.  I remember begging my mom and dad for more books for my tenth birthday.  As I got older, I moved on to Victoria Holt and Daphne du Maurier. For a while I got out of the mystery genre and went totally to Medieval romance. Not a bad change, but when I truly want something to take me away from everyday troubles, I will go for the serial killer on the loose type of book in a Georgia second!
So, when you find an author you love who writes suspense, do you want to read about the main characters in different scenarios in different books such as Eve and Roarke in J.D. Robb's "Death Series" or would you prefer to have secondary characters from the first book to take over in subsequent books, with a different hero and heroine every time, like Karen Rose?
I actually like both ways, but I'm curious as to what you like.  You can let me know by leaving a comment and if you would tell me why you prefer which method. Also, just click on the button for the poll at the top of this page!  
Hugs, God bless, and happy reading!

Saturday, June 20, 2015


To whom it may concern: I HAVE BEEN WRITING! I am so thrilled to actually have managed to work up a schedule that works.  What I mean is I can keep to it. As many of you know authors are a split group.  Some work from home and some have outside jobs.
There are some who would say working from home is easy, that it is a piece of cake compared to a job in a outside environment. However, I have author friends who do work from home and it is hard work! Balancing a family, obligations, and housework in order to be able to write is not always easy.
I work outside the home, and I can tell you finding the time to do anything when I'm home has been hard.  But with this new schedule I can take care of my full and part time jobs and still be able to write!  Now when school starts back I will have to revise that schedule, but I am firm in my commitment to keep writing! I owe it to my fans and to myself!
This is something I have prayed about and I feel that with God's guidance it will happen! I love to write, I have been making up stories in my head since I was a small child. In the sixth grade, the librarian at my school told me I could and should be a writer. It has always been my desire to write and be published. And now I have the best of one of my dreams. I can daydream and put it on paper without feeling guilty.
So, if you have been salivating for something new from me, just be patient a bit longer. 
Hugs and God's blessings on you all!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Kyann is one of the most talented and kind authors I know. She always has time for her fans! I was totally thrilled to have her come on my blog!
First, please tell us a bit about yourself?
I live in Utah and have been married more than half my life, and have two sons. I hate to be idle so I have lots of hobbies.
How old were you when you first knew you wanted to write?
Young, elementary school, but what I wanted to write changes a lot over the years. At one point I wrote poetry and even had the opportunity to work on greeting cards.
You write a hot as heck erotic story, did you plan to write erotic as your primary genre?
No, in fact I wrote mainstream romance for years. It was Jan of 2006 when I first decided to publish one of the many novels I’d written. Friends and family had read them but I’d never believed the stories were good enough for publication. I went to my first small RWA chapter conference in February, met and signed with an agent in March and had my first contract in April of that same year. It wasn’t until I met an erotic romance writer, who shared with me her style, that I was tempted to the naughty side of writing.
What type of research do you have to do for this genre?
Um, well, not what some might think. I read several erotic books to find where I want to fit in with the heat scale. At the time, Ellora’s Cave was the place to be in erotic romance, so I wrote to the level that they were publishing.
If you decided to write something different, what would it be? 
I don’t have any limitations now. If a story develops for me, I write it. My current works in progress are a Contemporary BDSM and a sexy mainstream Scottish Historical.
What is the most favorite of the books you have written?  Characters?
Super easy for this one. I am in love with Theron, the master vampire from my Blood Slaves books. He’s in all three books. You’ll hate him in Ice Man, begin to like him in Iron Man, and fall in love with him in Dark Man. These stories are currently unavailable. They were with a publisher but I have since had my rights to publication returned. So look for them to be coming back out late this year.
What do you have coming down the road next?
Submitting to the Cowboy’s Command will be out later this year, and hopefully the Scottish Historical will also be out later this year. I have received rights back on about a dozen books, so those are getting a new cover, a few tweaks and will be out soon! 

If you could change anything about your work, what would it be?
That I would have more time for writing. It seems when the stories are running through my mind, I’m somewhere where I can’t write. And when I have the time to sit down and write, the motivation and muse aren’t with me. LoL. So I do what I can.
Do you feel like the erotic genre is here to stay?  And if so, why?
Absolutely. And I think mainstream romance and fiction are more accepting of hot sex and more edgy language in the book.
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical, New Adult, suspense. Doesn’t matter. Just give me a good book. And I love to read cookbooks.
Do you have any advice you would like to give to unpublished authors?
Writing is pleasure, publishing is work, so don’t forget why you started this writing journey. It’s about the story and feeding your author soul. Always write for yourself.
And is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
Thank you. Thank you for the wonderful emails, the reviews, and the support all these years.
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