Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I am so ready to not self-publish.

The reason I feel this way, is because all day I dreaded the ugly task of formatting my book for ebook. This shouldn't be so hard now that I've done it three times, but for some reason today it gave me hell.

Createspace the lovely website I use for my paperback copies was supposed, and I use that word in a dripping with venom and as sarcastic a way as possible, supposed to have a formatted copy available after I published in print. This worked fine after Lilith for some reason unbeknownst to me the author, but for Scent Hound, no no no no way was that going to happen.

I pushed that fancy little button and saved that nifty little file. Uploaded to kindle direct publishing and..........bam, utter and complete shit.

It was unreadable, awful, just NO!

I know that I am a really picky over the top perfectionist. I know because hello I live with myself and I actually do not live in denial.

I am a perfectionist and I am SO not perfect.

There I admit it.

But oh my God am I sick of freaking formatting. It was awful, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The image wouldn't load, the file itself wouldn't. I couldn't get that stupid button to upload a file on kdp to even work.


Today was not the day for formatting. After hours of refreshing Internet pages, and re saving, reformatting, and reloading, I am done....for now.

Who knows what the hell else will go wrong.

I hate you formatting you are a cruel cruel bitch. I hope you step on a lego!

End of Rant.

PS: Scent Hound is now available on Amazon and Smashwords, I should be happier about that little nugget of wonderfulness but alas I am not, I was raped by formatting today, so I'm a little messed up and pre-PTSD-ee. I know I will be fine, there are support groups out there for these kind of things. But don't be surprised if I get arrested for putting a bullet through ugly formattings head. The bitch has it coming.........I'm just sayin'.



PPS: I am in no way crazy enough to believe that formatting actually exists, but as I said before if she did she would definitely be a chic. A PMS, Midol popping, life ruining bitch. Again....just sayin'

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Natural Highs

There are lots of things out there that give you natural highs...laughing, sex, a great book, or a good movie. I myself have found that the best natural high is the one I get after I finish a story. There is something awesome and indescribable about the way it feels, a numb intoxicating blanket that settles over your body and senses. That feeling you get when you ride rollercoasters. It's just amazing. The reason for my most recent high is below.....

Scent Hound is done!!!

Available July 31st, 2013!!!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Character Profiles: Scent Hound


Arlington Loretta Dufrey

 1. Name: Arley
  2. Age: 30
  3. Hair: Brown
  4. Eyes: Blue
  5. Build: Thin/Petite
  6. Height: 5'1'
  7. Personality: Harsh, passionate, contemplative
  8. Likes: Bourbon, BBQ, her mama's home cooking, fast cars, honesty
  9. Dislikes: Liars, prejudice, weak lazy people, old laws and men too scared to change them.
10. Music: Country, blues, folk
11. Movies: Who has the time?
12. Actor whom my character resembles:  Evangeline Lilly
13. Clothes: Jeans t-shirts, cowboy boots
14. Job: Private Investigator, scent hound
15. Song: "Kiss Me"---Ed Sheeran
Raylan Davenport-Crawford

1. Name: Raylan
  2. Age: 31
  3. Hair: Brown
  4. Eyes: Brown
  5. Build: Muscular/athletic
  6. Height 6'0'
  7. Personality: Smart, ruthless, demanding, aggressive
  8. Likes: Arley, puzzles, the chase.
  9. Dislikes: Drama, anything too easy
10. Music: Rock, Country
11. Movies: Anything with action or a mystery
12. Actor whom my character resembles: Theo James
13. Clothes: Jeans t-shirts, shit kickers
14. Job: Private Investigator, beta for the Alabama pack
15. Song: "Hold On"---Alabama Shakes


Peter Reginald Bartholomew Prather III


  1. Name: Peter
  2. Age: 31
  3. Hair: Blonde
  4. Eyes: Blue
  5. Build: Muscular/athletic
  6. Height 6'2'
  7. Personality: Reserved, strong, poised, well-mannered.
  8. Likes: Precision, order, rules
  9. Dislikes: Chaos, messes, rudeness
10. Music: Classical, country, folk, acoustic
11. Movies: Can't sit still long enough to watch one.
12. Actor whom my character resembles: Trevor Donovan
13. Clothes: Suits, ties, business attire, always designer.
14. Job: Family money, investments, alpha of Alabama pack
15. Song: "No Moon"---Iron and Wine

Not exactly newbies, but they are in Scent Hound.

Agent Shawn Greene
 1. Name: Shawn Greene
  2. Age: 23
  3. Hair: Black
  4. Eyes: Hazy Blue
  5. Build: Tall and Slim
  6. Height: 6'1'
  7. Personality: Reserved, professional, follows decorum.
  8. Likes: SOP's, helping people.
  9. Dislikes: People who break the rules.
10. Music: Rap, rock, pop.
11. Movies: The Bourne Trilogy.
12. Actor whom my character resembles: Andrew Garfield
13. Clothes: Suit......always......(probably showers in one)
14. Job: Special Agent of Investigations.
15. Song: "Secret Agent Man"-Johnny Rivers