Debbie: Hi peeps! Today, we’re here to talk about our latest release from Decadent Publishing, our Pararescuemen 1Night Stand story In My Sights.
LJ: You know, one thing I’ve noticed is that we’ve been asked over and over what it’s like to co-author a book.
Debbie: I know. People want to know how we do things, how it all works.
LJ: Hmm…wonder if we should share one of our daily IM conversations so they can see the magic happening in action.
Debbie: LOL Uhh…
LJ: Oh, come on! It might answer a lot of questions for authors who might be thinking of working with another author.
Debbie: Okay. Here’s one of our typical IM conversations.
Feb 13 1:16 PM Debbie: working
Feb 13 1:16 PM LJ: woohoo!
Feb 13 1:16 PM Debbie: effing computer
Feb 13 1:16 PM LJ: I hear you!
Feb 13 1:16 PM LJ: They all do
Feb 13 1:17 PM LJ: did my email about TRR come thru?
Feb 13 1:18 PM Debbie: no
Feb 13 1:21 PM LJ: I know you posted the L&C cover there. didyou request a review?
Feb 13 1:22 PM Debbie: yes
Feb 13 1:24 PM LJ: cool
Feb 13 1:24 PM LJ: J
Feb 13 1:24 PM Debbie: The life isn't a family crest. It's just a populatr tattoo called an ambigram because if look at upside down it says something different.
Feb 13 1:24 PM LJ: Okay. Can you fix that and make it personal to him somehow?
Feb 13 1:24 PM Debbie: meant life/death tattoo
Feb 13 1:25 PM LJ: and relate it to him heritage??
Feb 13 1:25 PM LJ: (not asking too much, right?) lmfao
Feb 13 1:26 PM Debbie: how are you going to do that?
Feb 13 1:27 PM LJ: No...YOU do that.
Feb 13 1:27 PM LJ: LOL
Feb 13 1:27 PM LJ: and I have no clue
Feb 13 1:27 PM LJ: I don't even know if I got the fuller name right
Feb 13 1:30 PM LJ: I was winging it, giving it all I got.
Feb 13 1:30 PM Debbie: k
Feb 13 1:30 PM LJ: Heck, I don't even know Utah's dead fiancee's name!! lmfao Other than those pesky details, think you can work some of Utah's story?
LJ: Wow! I don’t even know what that conversation was about.
Debbie: It looks like it was you making me do all the work as usual. HAHAHAHA, just kidding sheesh. Look at all those typo’s.
LJ: (cringes) No! I won’t look.
Debbie: And THAT was only 14 minutes. Good thing our editor hasn’t seen this.
LJ: Oh gosh! She’d birth a bovine, excrete a newborn feline, or spontaneously produce a masonry construction block.
Debbie: LMAO!!! Here’s more
Jun 21 11:24 AM LJ: sooo...what does the killer say?
Jun 21 11:30 AM Debbie: On the phone? I'm still trying to decide why he would call and give them a heads up?
Jun 21 11:31 AM LJ: casue he's toying
Jun 21 11:31 AM LJ: AND that's how they figure out how he's tracking them!
Jun 21 11:32 AM LJ: it's how he knew they were at the hotel
Jun 21 11:32 AM Debbie: Okay then how about Say goodnight, Gracie, lmao
Jun 21 11:32 AM LJ: SO FREAKING FUNNY!
Jun 21 11:32 AM LJ: I thought of that TOOOOOO
Jun 21 11:33 AM Debbie: I know I know
Jun 21 11:33 AM Debbie: Hope it was good, he'll be your last?
Jun 21 11:34 AM LJ: mmmm
Jun 21 11:34 AM LJ: he didn't see them
Jun 21 11:34 AM LJ: OH
Jun 21 11:35 AM LJ: maybe they should kiss...and then he can say something about that.
Jun 21 11:35 AM LJ:??
Jun 21 11:35 AM Debbie: Were are they? Back at the car?
Jun 21 11:36 AM LJ: yep in the parking lot
Jun 21 11:36 AM Debbie: have him laughing...then say "He brought you to a shooting range? Tsk tsk, Siobhan. You should know by now guns are dangerous."
Jun 21 11:37 AM LJ: ooo...evil!
Jun 21 11:37 AM LJ: BLAM!
Jun 21 11:37 AM Debbie: She turns white Bobby see's her face and dives for her takes the hit and they land on the ground behind the car
Jun 21 11:37 AM LJ: heeheehee
Jun 21 11:38 AM LJ: not quite....I've got a little more graphic thing in mind. J
Jun 21 11:38 AM Debbie:?????????????????
Jun 21 11:38 AM LJ: see what you think!
Jun 21 11:38 AM Debbie: HELLO
Jun 21 11:38 AM LJ: HELLO
Jun 21 11:38 AM LJ: did you IM die again?
Jun 21 11:38 AM LJ: lol
Jun 21 11:39 AM LJ: maybe our talk about shooting people has alerted the CIA and we're being monitored! LMFAO If they only knew it was all fiction...for a book!
LJ: Okay, so I know what that conversation was about. There’s a direct line from In My Sights in there.
Debbie: Oh and here's another one from when we were writing In My Sights.
LJ: Okay. One more…just for so people can see how our brains work.
Jun 20 3:01 PM LJ: So, tracking Siobhan's cell phone on his Droid phone shouldn't be out of the question.
Jun 20 3:02 PM LJ: But yeah...there's an app you can download onto your kid's phone. Stays hidden so they don't know it's there and delete it. And then the parent always knows where the kid is.
Jun 20 3:07 PM Debbie: I knew about that app
Jun 20 3:07 PM LJ: But you know there's an app out there, gov't or black market, that let's people GPS phones.
Jun 20 3:07 PM LJ: FBI uses it.
Jun 20 3:07 PM Debbie: Of course
Jun 20 3:08 PM LJ: That's why you always see bad guys throwing hteir phones out the window or taking their batteries out.
Jun 20 3:08 PM LJ: So, our guy's connected. He's got access.
Jun 20 3:08 PM Debbie: And I know cell phone tracking has been asked and answered over there. so they would just yell at us to look in the archieves
Jun 20 3:10 PM LJ: cheeky bastards
Jun 20 3:12 PM Debbie: LMFAO!
Jun 20 3:12 PM LJ: I don't think we need to get too deep into explanations. There's enough info out there that people will get what we're alluding to.
Jun 20 3:13 PM Debbie: K. J
Jun 20 3:14 PM LJ: So, we have our fix. Ch. 7 should be the shooting...or the end of this chapter should be?
Jun 20 3:14 PM LJ: Do we end with sex or blood?
Jun 20 3:15 PM Debbie: I say blood
Jun 20 3:15 PM Debbie: end with him getting hit
Jun 20 3:15 PM Debbie: no more details
Jun 20 3:16 PM LJ: whee!
Jun 20 3:16 PM Debbie: lol
Jun 20 3:16 PM LJ: So, we figure out about the cell phone in the hospital?
Jun 20 3:16 PM Debbie: yeah
Jun 20 3:16 PM Debbie: where he will sign himself out AMA
Jun 20 3:17 PM Debbie: because he wont let her out of his sights
Jun 20 3:17 PM Debbie: sight
Jun 20 3:17 PM LJ: can he do that?
Jun 20 3:17 PM LJ: with a gunshot wound?
Jun 20 3:17 PM LJ: hmmm
Jun 20 3:18 PM Debbie: ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jeeeesssssssssseeeeeeee
Debbie: That one was only 17 minutes. And look at all that wonderful brainstorming we got done.
LJ: Like a well-oiled machine.
Debbie: LOL Hopefully, that answered any questions about what it’s like working with LJ— um, I mean co-authoring a book.
LJ: Okay…I’m taking a coffee break.
Debbie: See what I mean?? Microbursts, that’s what she gives me. Micro bursts on one subject, and she’s off in another direction. Sigh.
In My Sights
A 1Night Stand Story
Pararescuemen Series – Book 2
....Six months ago, Siobhan Cantrell’s world was changed forever by a sniper’s bullet. The incident transformed her from a secure confident woman to a recluse, afraid to leave her own home. When her friends urge her to re-enter the world of the living, they suggest Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand dating service. Nervous, she signs up and learns the company is renown for in-depth background checks and safe encounters. So, how dangerous could it be?
....Sergeant Bobby Martin has witnessed Madame Eve’s magic firsthand. His teammate found true love through her service. Still a skeptic but giving in to peer pressure, the Air Force Pararescueman signs himself up. When he meets Siobhan, his doubts fly out the window—unfortunately bullets start flying in them. Determined to protect her from a sniper that won’t give up, Bobby vows to keep her safe. As their chemistry ramps up, so does the sniper’s attempts.
....Can Bobby keep Siobhan alive, or will the killer catch them in his sights?
Genre: Contemporary, military romance, erotic romance, suspense/thrillerHeat level: 4
Word count – 16k
Cover art by Fantasia Frog Designs
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EXCERPT:....“Look, I’m not gonna lie to you.” He loosened his hold on her while he perused her face, settling on her mouth. “I wasn’t sure about this one-night thing to start with, but after seeing you…well, I can definitely follow through. No problem.” He shifted his attention to her eyes, the naked heat swirling in his baby blues causing her breath to catch. “But after what all you told me, I want you to know I get it. We can play this thing any way you want. Fast. Slow. Or I can just hold you.” He trailed his fingers up and down her arms, sending delicious tingles along her skin. “Though I’ll admit, that’s not my first choice.”
....She stared at him. God, he was such a gentleman. Without hesitating, she lifted onto her toes, wrapped her arms around his neck, crushed her mouth against his, and…holy crap, what a kiss! Her pulse jumped, her head spun. A fire sparked deep inside her, and her breath caught at the passion winding through her. She didn’t know what she’d been expecting exactly, but not anything like this.
....Before she melted into a puddle at his feet, she broke the kiss and gazed up at him. “Does that answer your question?”
....A sexy grin curved his lips. “Yes, ma’am.”