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Writing and Working Updates

Hello, my few little blog followers and readers! I hope you all are staying safe! I have some great news! I just got promoted to store manager at one of my jobs! I’m going to make salary and get benifits! I feel very adult and responsible, and I couldn’t be more excited.

But… the promotion means that I’ll have more responsibilities at work. Which means that I’ll have less time to write at work. 😦 So, I doubt I’ll be able to publish as often. 😦 sad face. But adult store manager job! So smiley face to that! πŸ˜€

So I’ve made some changes to my list of things I’ll eventually be publishing.

Mostly, I won’t be finishing my haunted Bridge series. 😦 I have lots and lots of stories I want to work on (Like my Spirit Finder Files and my Holiday Horrors series) and I just don’t think I’ll have time to give Bob and Brandy the time they deserves.

I might finish their story sometime in the future, but it won’t be happening anytime soon. 😦 I’m working hard on all my writing as always, but I’m just not sure how much I can get done now with extra work stuff. Plus with all the covid stuff, Kindle Direct Publishing is a bit wonky, so that’s been effecting stuff too.

But! Some good news! I should be publishing a new Holiday Horrors short in June to celebrate Father’s Day, so that’s exciting. I’m work hard on it, and I’m probably going to do a pre-order on it, so it should be published on time.

Anyway. I’m sorry about the Haunted Bridge, if anyone was really looking forward to a second installment.

But there’s still lots of books to look forward too! Scary holiday themed stories and at least one or two novels are coming this year. And flash fiction off course! We know how I love my flash fiction!

Thanks for reading! Make sure and check back every Friday for free book updates! I usually have a free book promotions going on weekends, so I’ll share about my books and/or others that are free. πŸ˜€

The Vengeful Valentine and Darkness and Bloodshed are free for this weekend, so make sure and check them out if you don’t have them yet! Just head over to Amazon and search for ’em!

Happy Reading, everyone! Stay safe!

Love, Lennie! ❀

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FREE Book!

Hello, everyone! I am so sorry, I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days. My depression reared its ugly head and I couldn’t bring myself to do anything productive. 😦

It doesn’t happen as much as it used to. (thank the universe for good meds and a good doctor.) But when it does, I feel like shit. I just want to hide and stared at the TV and do nothing. Except eat, but at least I didn’t eat any junk food yesterday. Proud of myself for that little victory.

I don’t even want to read when I feel depressed. Which, is kinda a problem for a gal who wants to write and read as her career.

Don’t worry though! I’m feeling better now. πŸ˜€ My spells aren’t nearly as bad as they used to. Now it’s just a day or two of funk before I feel normal again. Not like the weeks of awful feeling I used to get when First got depressed. Again, thank the universe for meds and docs. ❀

I’m good now! But! since I haven’t done crap for the past couple of days, I don’t have any reviews for you. 😦 sad face!

But! I do have a FREE book I can share with you!

I managed to finish up edits on a story for my romance pen name and get it submitted on Saturday night before the funk hit. πŸ˜€ It’s live now! And…

It’s FREE! πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€ ❀

Birthday Wishes is FREE! Today only!

Blurb for it! πŸ˜€

Book 2 in Nick & Emma.
Nick and Emma are officially dating now, and both are very happy about it. They like each other. Things are going well. So when Emma mentions that her birthday is coming up, Nick knows that he has to do something extra special for her. What to do? Whatever it is, it has to be perfect.

Can Nick make sure Emma has a great birthday? Find out in: Birthday Wishes!

Birthday Wishes is a 13,000-word short romance story. It’s sweet and clean and very cute.

Don’t forget to grab a copy of Book #1, Pumpkin Spice Kisses before reading this one! πŸ˜€ it’s also available on Kindle for only $0.99 or FREE for KU readers! πŸ˜€ ❀

Thanks, everyone! I hope ya’ll like my sweet little stories. πŸ˜€ Its a bit different from my Lennie Grace stuff, lol. But I still hope people like them. ;D Be sure and follow Tori Elliot on Amazon to get updates whenever she (lol ME!) releases a new story! πŸ˜€

I’ll try and be back tomorrow with a writing update post. ❀ I have the day off from my day jobs today and I have a lot of writing and reading I need to catch up on. πŸ˜€ Songs for the Music Man needs some more work, and I’m really hoping to get the second Spooky Shorts book out this weekend. πŸ˜€ ❀

Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! ❀

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Wednesday Writing Update! :D

Hey, fans, readers, and blog followers! It’s writing update time! So how’s my writing and work on my books going?

Great! Really Great!

So guess what? I’m up to 12,730 words in my Nanowrimo draft! Awesome huh? My daily writing amount as really gone up since I started this Nanowrimo project, so I’m really excited about that. πŸ˜€

I’ve gotten about 4,000 to 5,000 words a day for the past couple of days. Not just in my nanowrimio prject but in my total word count for all my projects. I like to include all my my writing, include the work I do for my blog, and my reviews, my outlining and the words I get during my editing processes and drafts. πŸ˜€

why? I don’t know. Why not? It all counts towards my over all goal of one day becoming a full time writer and blogger, so I’m counting it. lol. It’s my thing! I’ll do what I want. lol

But seriously, I have been feeling really freaking productive lately, and it’s only 6 days into the month. Things are looking up. I’ve got big plans for my Nanowrimo novel, and when I total up everything that I’ve written for in, all the stuff in my notes and outline and draft that I’ll print when it’s time for edits, it’s going to end up being WAY longer than 50,000 w0rds I’m sure.

add that to all the outlines and drafts I’ve been working on for my other projects and I’m going to get SO MUCH stuff done this month.

What else am I working on, you might ask? Well, Death and Destruction (Spooky Shorts #2) for one. I’m hoping to get it and book 3 done this month. πŸ˜€

I’ve been working on covers for some future projects. Would you like to see a cover for one of my future projects? I have no idea when I’ll start working on it, but I loved the picture so much that I had to do something with it.

Here it is! Looks awesome, right? I think so. This might be something for me to start working on when the new year stars. πŸ˜€

While I’m showing ya’ll covers. How about a cover reveal for Songs for the Music Man? AKA my Nanowrimo project. πŸ˜€

here you go!

What do you all think? I’m thinking I’m getting pretty good at making my own covers. (If I can toot my own horn for a second.)

And I’ve got some very big plans for some Christmas/holiday/winter stories that I want to release for December. πŸ˜€ And maybe a thanksgiving story. Does that sound fun? I have this really neat idea for short story. It’s inspired very loosely by an episode of my favorite crime show Deadly Women.

Anyway! I’m feeling really good about how all my writing is going. πŸ˜€ I hope you don’t mind me rambling about it here. And I hope you liked my covers. πŸ˜€ I’ve got a Facebook thing I have to go get ready for now, but then I have to get back to writing. I already did a good bit of work on Songs for the Music Man today, so I think I’ll start work on my Thanksgiving story.

Happy Reading, everyone! πŸ˜€ I’ll be back tomorrow (hopefully lol) with a review. I’m going to finish that Barefoot book I’ve been working on. πŸ˜€ I think it’ll be 3 star, considering how I’m feeling about it.

again!

Happy Reading, all! Love, Lennie! ❀

Wednesday writing update

Hello, all my followers! ❀ Time for a writing update! πŸ˜€ First off! My wonderful friend Alan helped me spruce up my covers for Flashes of Fear! Check it out!

Flashes of Fear Volume #1: A Collection of Flash Fiction Horror Stories by [Grace, Lennie]

Is that amazing!? He’s a great dude! I did the skull and the stormy sky part. ❀ mixed some stock images and made a pretty spicy cover, but I’m not to goof at fonts. He fixed it up and TADA! Looks so much better than the basic font I had! He even did covers for All the rest of the volumes, so I am beyond thrilled! ❀ favorite internet friend! ❀ ❀ ❀

And While I’m talking about Flashes of Fear: Volume #2 is up for pre-order! It drops Saturday! ❀ It’s covers not as cool, cause Alan made me new covers after I had set the pre-order. But I’m putting the new cover on just as soon as Amazon will let me!

Remember, I’m doing a new volume every week until halloween!

Here’s the link to Flashes of Fear #2! Pre-order today!

In other news! She Watches You Sleep’s cover is fixed now, so it all should fit properly. I’m making a finally few edits tomorrow then resubmitting it to KPD. See? It’s coming, I promise! It’s taken forever, I know, but I’m working on it, I swear! I hope it’s worth the rate.

And if it’s not? Well, at least I finally got it up!

I’m also working on Tori Elliot’s next release. And I’m working on new covers for most of my books. πŸ˜€ gonna make everything extra awesome! ❀

I’ll be back tomorrow with some reviews! Happy Reading! Love Lennie!

Review and Writing Update!

Hey! Hope everyone is doing good! Sorry I didn’t get a review up yesterday! I was at my mom’s all day yesterday, helping her do some cleaning before I head off to see my sister tomorrow morning. πŸ˜€ so excited! Anyway, thanks for hanging in there, my dear readers! πŸ˜€

Here’s my review for Becoming my Daddy: First Impressions by Alan Austin.

4 stars! πŸ˜€

Becoming My Daddy by Alan Austin

I don’t read a lot of erotica stories. (unless you count all the embarrassingly bad fanfics I read in high school, lol. So glad my parents never saw my internet history. That would have been awkward to explain.) 

But anyway! I’m glad I read this one. I really liked this story! πŸ˜€ It was fun and entertaining. And short, which was good. A perfect length for a bite-sized bit of sexy fun. Abby and Mr. Edwards had a strong sexual chemistry, and it was great. 

My favorite part was when she snooped in his office. gotta admire a dude who’s confident enough to leave such interesting reading material out in the open like that. I think I’ll be checking out more erotica, especially by Alan Austin, in the future.Β 

Seriously ya’ll, check his stuff out if you like erotica. πŸ˜€ his stories are doing really good over Amazon, and I’m so jelly! in a good way, of course! πŸ˜€ ❀ awesome to see a new author doing so well!

Hoping for more sexy fun stories form him!

And now! The writing update! πŸ˜€

Lol. She Watches You Sleep is coming soon, I swear! I’m almost done with the editing, so I just need to finish the formatting and submit it to Amazon. It should be up by this weekend, I promise! I shouldo also have a new collection of Spooky Shorts up this weekend to! Keep a look out for them!

I know it’s taking forever, but I’m trying! I’m juggling family, two jobs, the blog, and writing. πŸ˜€ what can I say. πŸ˜€ I got a million balls in the air.

Happy Reading, my friends! I’ll be back soon with another blog post! πŸ˜€ Love, Lennie! πŸ˜€ ❀

Book Review and Writing/reading Update!

Hi, everyone! Hope everyone is doing good and having lots of fun bookish adventures!

Ugh. The last few days have been a crap show for my blogging and writing schedules. What can I say? Sorry! Live just gets in the way sometimes. :/. I try my best, I swear!

Anyway! I’m sure ya’ll are still waiting patiently on that new book, She Watches You Sleep. It’s come soon, I swear! I know, I know. It’s way behind schedule from when I said I was going to release it! I work a ton (something has to fund my book writing, right?) and I’ve been getting ready to go visit my Sister in Michigan for a few days. YAY!!! ❀ She’s my favorite person ever!

and Staples took forever getting my printed manuscript to me, so my editing process has slowed. Sorry!

Don’t worry! It’s on its way! I promise! hopefully it’ll be up for sale on Amazon by early thursday morning. And so is book 2 of Spooky shorts! I just gotta get all my crap together! Anyway, while we wait, how about Monday’s review & list of the books, I’m reading this week? πŸ˜€

Monday’s Review is: Twisted by Andrew Kaufman! 5 stars!

Twisted by [Kaufman, Andrew E.]

Seriously, ya’ll this one was AMAZING! I finished it while at my stocking Job yesterday day, and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. the narrator for the audio version was wonderful. he did a great southern drawl. πŸ˜€ I should know! I’m from the south! ❀

Blurb!

The psychologist with a troubled past…

Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.

The killer with a secret…

Donny Ray knows things about Christopherβ€”things he couldn’t have possibly learned at Loveland. As the psychologist delves deeper into the mysterious patient’s case, Christopher’s life whirls out of control. The contours of his mind are rapidly losing shape, and his grasp on reality is slipping even faster. Is he going mad, or is that what Donny Ray wants him to think?

The terror that binds them…

In this taut psychological thriller from Andrew E. Kaufman, bestselling author ofΒ The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted, a tormented man must face his fear and enter the mind of a killer to find the truth…even if it costs him his sanity.

yeah, so basically, it’s about a psychologist who looses his shit. (poor dude) and it’s amazing! It’s scary and disturbing. It’s sad and exciting. And I loved every minute of it.

the flashback’s to Chris’s past were some of my favorite parts. especially when his dad started talking about a “voice in the drain.” that’s some scary stuff right there, let me tell you.

it was hard to tell what was real and what was it, because even our M.C. wasn’t sure anymore. it was great! if you like psychological horrror/thrillers this is the book for you. especially if you like audible. get the audio version. you won’t regret it!

Now! What else am I reading this week?

Becoming My Daddy: First Impressions by [Austin, Alan]

Remember I did a Spotlight for Alan a while back? πŸ˜€ I’ll be reading one of his new stories this week. πŸ˜€ Erotica isn’t my go to lit choice (expect for the occassional m/m fanfics, but we’ll not talk about that embarrassing pastime, lol.) but his stories are getting pretty popluar. πŸ˜€ I’d like to see what makes them so exciting for erotica fans.

It good to try new things, right? πŸ˜€

I’ll also be reading another short story:

The Lady on the Road: An urban legend short story by [Herntier, Nick]

Neat cover! πŸ˜€

And one more, I think!

Be Careful What You Wish For: A Short Story by [Hutchinson, A.C.]

I’m focusing on just the shorter stories this week, since I’ll be traveling. My reading time is pretty limited. I’ve got to get packed, take the cat two my mom’s house so she can babysit her while I’m gone, and get my apartment cleaned up. because nothing is worse than coming home from spending hours on an airplane to a messy house that’s totally judging me on my lack of housekeeping skills.

I can’t be the only one that is so bad at dishes that they run out of counter space and end up with dishes all over the kitchen floor right? :’D I blame TV. It’s very distracting. lol.

Anyway! Happy Reading! ❀ I’ll ya’ll tomorrow for a review of one of the shorts! Happy Reading! Love Lennie! ❀

Free Books & Publishing Updates!

Hey, readers and blog followers! πŸ˜€ hope everyone is having a fun friday! πŸ˜€

It’s FREE book Friday! So what’s free right now?

The Summoning of the Soul Stealer! πŸ˜€ it’s Free today, but this is the last day of it’s free book promotion. So get it while you can! πŸ˜€ here’s the link!

And my newest story I Love the Screaming is the FREE today through Tuesday! πŸ˜€ So that’s fun! Here’s the link to that!

& how’s my publishing going? Good! πŸ˜€ I just got my latest novelette back from editing. So, I’ll do a final proofreading of that and submit it to KDP this evening. πŸ˜€ It should ready for purchase Saturday morning! πŸ˜€ Hope ya’ll are ready for that! πŸ˜€

Next week I should have She Watches You Sleep out! VERY excited for that! πŸ˜€ the final draft of that one should be around 35,000-40,000 words. I’m leaning towards the 40,000. Cause that’ll be a whole novel. πŸ˜€ My second one! yes, 40,000 IS enough to count as a novel. πŸ˜€ lol. It’s just a short one. πŸ˜€ I’m almost done with the rough draft, so it’s right on schedule.

I’m feeling good and productive! And I’m glad I can share all this with ya’ll, my dear readers! πŸ˜€ Join me again tomorrow for a new Indie Spotlight Saturday! πŸ˜€

Happy Reading, Everyone! Love, Lennie! ❀

<3 I'M BACK! <3 :D

Hello, my dear readers! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ all twenty-ish off you! Did ya’ll miss me? Cause I missed posting & writing & seeing everyone’s likes. I was feeling like absolute crap, but the fog has lifted and I’m feeling good again.

Thank the universe! πŸ˜€ I hate feeling down. It just sucks all my creative energy away.

But don’t worry, everyone! I’m feeling good! And I’, back with an update on my writings and posts! πŸ˜€

First off, I’m writing again and back to working on “She watches you sleep” and a new novelette draft. “The Haunted Bridge” I like that title. πŸ˜€ short, sweet, and to the point? What could it possibly be about? lol. πŸ˜€ I’m hoping to get back to publishing weekly or at least twice a month in August. πŸ˜€

I’ve also been writing little flash fiction pieces everyday. it’s been fun! πŸ˜€ So I’m hoping to have a good chunk of them ready for publishing them around October. a special Halloween Treat! πŸ˜€ And that zombie story I mentioned a while back? outlines are in works! So those should be coming eventually.

Can ya’ll tell I’m feeling better? πŸ˜€ I’m getting my ducks back in a neat little row! ❀

I’m also working on a new blog post plan, deciding on what kinda specific posts to make every week. πŸ˜€ a mix of writing updates, reviews, and maybe even some special features were I spotlight other indi authors. πŸ˜€ that sounds fun, right? I think it does!

Anyway, I’ve been rambling long enough. I’m just so glad to be feeling better and wanted to tell everyone how I’m doing. and, I wanted to say:

THANK YOU!

thank you all for your patience and likes. πŸ˜€ I’ve never met any of my followers, but I like ya’ll. thank you all so much for the support and understanding.

Keep checking back for more posts! Happy Reading, Everyone! ❀ Love you all!

Love, Lennie!

P.S. The Shadow in the Swing is FREE over on Amazon of the next few days! Make sure and grab a copy & make sure to leave a review and let the internet know whatcha thought of it! πŸ˜€

New Spirit Finder Files Story is LIVE!!! :D

The Summoning of the Soul Stealer (Spirit Finder Files Book 0) by [Grace, Lennie]

What do you guys think of the cover? Not to shabby for images from KDP’s image gallery. πŸ˜€ Some day, I’ll be able to afford to buy professionally made covers. Until then I’ll be using the royalty free images from KDP and my own limited photography and Photoshop skills. (I think Tiny Terror’s cover has turned out the best so far. :D)

Anyway! I loved writing book one so much, I wanted to keep writing in the world. πŸ˜€ So! Here’s a 11,000 word short story set before the Shadow in the Swing. It tells you a little bit more about the Being! It’s pretty fun if I do say so myself. πŸ˜€

I’m also working on another novel in the series. my working title is The Child From the Closet and will tell how Joe and Nathen started their Spirit Finders group. pretty cool, huh?

Anyway. make sure you get this new one out!

Happy Reading!