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I hope you've enjoyed this little foray into the land of Lyrah and Desmond! It comes to a close here, with no plans at this time to revisit - but, I mostly try not to say never when it comes to characters, since they're the ones in charge!  I have still been getting messages from people who'd rather read in a more "all at once" format, on their devices. I'm thinking through my options for that now, as I do want to leave this as a free offering, since that's how it was intended when I wrote it. Once I've...

As promised, I'm back today with part two of three parts! Enjoy! I didn't miss the smoke. It curled in the air around me, simultaneously acrid and cloyingly sweet as it fought for access to my lungs. I breathed it in, getting it over with - subtly choking on it as I lingered in the fringes of the crowd. Clearing my throat, I finally stepped forward, into the crush of patrons that always occupied BB’s with my head held high and any nerves pressed together in a tight, suppressed ball. This was not the place to feel afraid. They'd smell it on me, and...

Some months ago, I introduced a new creative endeavor I dubbed "Storytime with CCJ". I have unfortunately fallen off. Blah. But, with this first story, many of you wanted to be able to read about my Black vampires. I was making arrangements to make it available on Amazon, but...

I get this (the title of this post) a lot! If you’ve read more than one project (series) from me, you probably already know this, but… I love a good cameo appearance from other characters! Often, if you haven’t read the series that character is from, you may not know that they even have their own story - part of what makes them such fun easter eggs!   In any case, I’ve been getting lots of questions about the cameos in my latest project, The Clarke Brothers series, so I wanted to take a moment to point out some of the titles that...

Unedited. Subject to Change. Coming soon. Between inventories, future menus, supply orders and contracts, I was so busy that I ignored the knock that sounded at the office door after ten at night. Anything important was supposed to be deferred to Addison, and if he needed something, he would just walk in. As a matter of fact, when the door opened without me answering, he was the person I expected to see on the other side. Definitely not Drew. “I know you’re not ignoring me, right?” she asked, stepping in and closing the door behind her. She looked good as fuck, in an oversized...

Unedited. Subject to change. Unfinished. Dunno when, lol. I'm having a good time between the times when i'm definitely not though, so that's a good sign, right? Enjoy! I made sure to return my empty champagne flute to a server as I slipped through the crowd, keeping a lookout for anybody I didn’t want to run into – Addison Clarke, specifically. Circling back the way I’d come in, I pulled my cell phone from the clutch on my wrist, navigating to my rideshare app to arrange my transportation. I turned a corner as I submitted the ride request, relieved to have an escape plan...

Still working away at bringing this story to life. No date to offer yet, but in the meantime, here's a sample! As always - unedited, subject to change. Enjoy! Maple served a good breakfast, but it was more popular with the guests than the locals. Most of these people weren’t from Sugar Valley, and as such, saw no need to strike up conversation with a stranger. It meant I was able to tuck myself into a quiet corner and order my breakfast in peace. At least for a little while. “Ms. James… does that sling mean you ended up taking yourself to the doctor?” I...

You know what's been fun? These holiday shorts. I know, I know, you've heard (seen) me say it before, but seriously - I really like them! I've seen the feedback from you guys - you like them too, but wish they were longer. And while I hear (see) you, one of my biggest focuses as I go into 2020 is holding strong to the requirement that my art makes me happy - for me, happiness is writing what I see for the characters, and giving them what they gave me - never forcing more. Holding firm to that, for me, maintains the integrity of...