Author Alicia Dean invited me to share a little information from my work in progress with you--

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Sir Darius Lee is a fictional character.

2) When and where is the story set?

The story begins in the distant future on the planet of Faador.

3) What should we know about him/her?

He is a Knight of the High Order, sent to rescue a princess who is being held captive by Faador's leader.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Knights of the High Order are not supposed to make personal connections, but he has fallen in love.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

At the beginning of the book, it is simply to be the best knight possible, but meeting Maggie makes him question everything.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

LEAP INTO THE KNIGHT. Blurb to follow.

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

November, 2014.

Blurb ~

Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.

But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question how he is meant to live his life.

Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.

But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.

When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him from losing his knighthood.

Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? Will Maggie be able to take the leap of faith necessary for them to gain their happiness? And what about the feelings Orion has developed for the princess?


Excerpt ~ 

His training taught him how to enter the room without a sound, but the stranger seemed to detect his presence, darting to the left toward the door leading to the outer hallway. Darius took several steps before launching his six-foot-four-inch frame, timing his tackle perfectly. He wrapped his arms around the fleeing legs, bringing both parties down heavily. 

On contact the stranger’s helmet flew off and skittered across the dura-tile by the entryway. The guard twisted around to try to fight him off, while Darius sought to pin his shoulders to the ground. To his immense surprise he found himself staring into the face of a beautiful, terrified young woman. 

Long, wavy blond hair fanned out on the floor as she struggled to free herself from his grasp. Their gaze locked and he drew his breath in a rush. Hers were the eyes of the hunted, wide and intensely blue-green. The oddest sensation came over him, as if, in that one look, an invisible hand reached into him and somehow tied him to this unknown woman. At the same time it was like the connection had been there all his life, an answer to a question he never knew to ask.

Coming soon!

And now, who I tagged: Eryn LaPlant!

Hello to the world! I am Eryn LaPlant, a former slave for the working world and presently a woman of many trades. I am a wife, a mother, an antiques collector, a painter, a baker, a gardener, a photographer, a historian and my favorite by far a novelist (well except the first two in my list)! I feel like I have a lot to talk about and hopefully I can keep an interested following. Thanks for checking me out!

And check out Eryn's book, FALLING FOR SHOCK.


I won't go down without a fight! I mean it! You're gonna have to take me out!

Hey friends! Summer is *sniff* almost over. As a lunch lady, I'm back to slinging hash and telling the kids that- no, they may not have two slices of cake. But despite my boss' protests to the contrary, I'm not ready to give up summer yet! It's still fairly warm here in the Midwest, so pull up a lawn chair and dip your feet in the blow-up pool because we're going to have a good time on this, our final, Buy the Book Tours Summer Block Party Blog Hop! (Don't worry. I've heard they have more fun in store for us.) 

So my contribution to the festivities today is to share my friend Sandy's family recipe for a Vodka Slushie! And, it wouldn't be an MJ post without some tunes... So, eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we work! Have a great week and we'll see you soon!

Sandy’s Vodka Slushie

Empty one can of frozen lemonade into Tupperware. Fill can with vodka and add. Add 2 liter Squirt (not diet) and freeze. She usually doubles. Just scoop into glasses and serve.

And nothing says party more than a rock star, so check out my ROCKING ROMANCE COLLECTION. The book that started it all, TRAPPED UNDER ICE is free on Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, and iTunes! 






Now that you are virtually refreshed and feeling fine, head over to these great authors' blogs and see what they've got happening for today's blog hop: