New Cover

Hey guys! Wanted to share the new cover for ‘A Jaded Heart’.

Both ebook and print copies will be available for sale on June 14th.

Yay!!!

 

Finally!!

The new book is complete and will be released on June 14.

I changed the title, the old one didn’t seem to fit.

A Jaded Heart, ebook can be purchased now by clicking the book cover.

 

To a long lost friend with Love

Ok. Soooo. I swear, I’m nearly finished the next book. Really, I am!!! At this point, I probably sound a lot like that brat who cried wolf, or fire, or some such shit. Hmmm.

Anywho! The hubby has been riding my ass again about this blog mess, which pretty much goes like this. “Have you written anything on your blog lately?” followed by the sound of crickets. “Neecey, have you written anything on your blog lately?” and more crickets. “Uh, Neecey…” “Dude stop busting my balls!” at which point he proceeds to stare at me as if I’m seven kinds of crazy, before walking away. Which is all I wanted in the first place. So my work is done. AGAIN.

First things first. My next book title is, “Won’t You Let Me Love You” My Husband says it is not catchy enough. When you can, drop me a post via guestbook say Ya or Nay on the title, (I am only doing this because he is such a pain in my ass sometimes, and you know I hate when he is right), so help a sister out, (wink, wink). Also, I have not written anything that was published in a while and he says “you got to keep your readers happy”, so I am going to try this blog thing. Again. And work REALLY Hard to keep it up. So bear with me if I stumble a little bit here and there. In my defense, I have been very busy with my non-writing life. To help me out a little bit please send an email to tell me something you would like to hear about and I will try to accommodate.

You guys are gonna love the new book! I have been working on it for a while now and it seems to be coming along real nice. I’m really hoping this will be my best novel yet. I am going to try a few different things on this blog so hold on to your hats and please cheer me on if you like what you see. It will start a little slow, but after I get going, I think it will be much better. Maybe a little poetry, who knows. With that said, I will say goodnight to all. This chick has to get her beauty rest. LMFAO!! Love you guys. You’re my inspiration! P.S. the link is just the cover; the book is not finished yet, just keep your britches on.

What Happened to the new book?

Well Gals, Wouldn’t you know it, I forgot to mention the most important thing yesterday. The new book “Won’t You Let Me Love You”..We thought it would be finished by now….I just found out that the 2 main characters of the book have left town, can you believe that?

Here we are at the climax of the story and these knuckleheads take off to Europe.( I think.) Neecey is pissed! She’s being very tight lipped about it…You can believe, the shit will hit the fan when they return.

I think she has been in contact with them and they are going to return very shortly. Maybe by the end of March 2017. I told her to offer a bribe or something, it is a shame to keep all your readers waiting like that.. ( you know how finicky these characters can be sometimes). Keep your fingers crossed! by jhs (my hubby)

Romance Novels by Denise Skelton

Hi blog friends. Let’s see. In the last week I listened to Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson, by Patricia Briggs. These are a series of short stories. I’ve read most of the shorts in this book before, but it was nice to listen to them. Actually, there was one story that I skipped after the first ten minutes. Just could not get into it. The new stories were entertaining, and overall the book was good.

I also listened to Son of No One (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I’m usually excited when there is a new Dark-Hunter book released, but I don’t know if this is really a Dark-Hunter book. It had some of the Hunters in it, but to me they were not featured enough to classify this as a DH book. I liked the story though, and I usually Love Holter Graham’s narration but was not to crazy about it this time. I guess since there were so many characters in the story, they seemed to run together from time to time, and I found myself rewinding my iPod to see if I could catch what I’d missed.

Ok. So I don’t watch television. Before I go to bed, I read, and I usually wake up around 5 am and read before getting out of bed. When I’m commuting to and from work, I read… starting to see a pattern here?

Anyway. I won’t mention the number of books that I read last week cause I may look like more of a loon, but I did read, Deal with a Demon, by Celeste Easton, I haven’t read many demon romance novels, but of the one’s that I’ve read, this one was one of the good ones. Storm Bound (The Grim Series) by Dani Harper, I did like this story, even though I did not care for Brooke, I loved Aidan. And, The Beautiful Ashes (A Broken Destiny Novel) by Jeaniene Frost. I’ve read all of Jeaniene Frost books and usually look for them in stores, but I could not get into this book. I did not finish it, so I think I’ll put it away until I’m in a better place mentally and try again at another time.

I’m having a drawing to help promote my upcoming book!

I am running 3 drawings to kickstart the promotion of my upcoming book, Wont You Let Me Love You.

You may enter all 3 drawings. Winners will be chosen randomly. Winner will be selected for each drawing in the 15th of each month:

Good luck!

Drawing 1, September 17th through October 15th

leave a comment about your favorite read of the summer on my blog, then return to deniseskelton.com, and email me your mailing address to enter the drawing for a chance to win a signed copy of My Everything, and a pair of iron votive candle holders with a pair of Sun & Sand candles from Yankee Candle Co.

Drawing 2, October 16th through November 15th

Love Bath & Body Works products? Google plus me for a chance to win a signed copy of My Angel, and a full size Bath & Body Works, Rome Honeysuckle Amore shower Gel, and Body Lotion.

Drawing 3, November 16th through December 15th

I am giving away a copy of A Life of My Own, and a set of Handmade Ceramic tile coaster, made by a local Maryland Artist, Cindi Emerick. Simply like my Facebook page and click on the giveaway tab to be entered to win.

Drum roll please!!!

So. Instead of reading, I’ve been listening to Audiobooks the last two weeks while I work. It’s a great way to deal with the mundane crap that you hate, but I know I’m totally addicted now.

So in the last week I’ve listened to, Redemption: The Penton Legacy, Book 1, Absolution: The Penton Legacy, Book 2, Omega: The Penton Legacy, Book 3, and Allegiance: The Penton Legacy, Book 4, all from the Penton Legacy series by Susannah Sandlin. I really liked all of these. My favorite was Absolution. I really loved Mirren and Glory together. He was a hard ass, but sweet with her, and she was so sassy. They just fit.

Also listened to Dark Blood: Dark, Book 26 by Christine Feehan which was ok. Oh, and Crave the Night: A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian, which was ok too. This surprised me since I usually totally love her books.

My husband is really into this SEO stuff. And he keeps telling me I need to blog. “You need to blog a few times a week”, he keeps saying. “You need to write at least 200 words”, he says. Wonder if I write the same word about fifty times how quickly he’d notice it? Hmmm.

And, drum roll please….here is a post of my new book cover!!! Finally!! The book should be available on or before December 15. Synopsis and 1st chapter coming soon. 😉

It’s been 4 years, I mean, 4 months since my last blog. What Have I been doing, these last few months. Mostly working at my job that pays the bills, instead of working at my career of writing. I know, I’m a jerk, but I get a little testy when BG&E threatens to turn off the lights. Sooo, needless to say, I’ve been dragging my ass on the new books.

In the last few months I’ve read Until I Saw Your Smile, by J. J. Murray. This was a sweet, but humorous romance. Matthew was a very lovable character, but it took until I was 2/3 through the book before I started liking Angela.

The City: A Novel by Dean Koontz. I read everything Dean Koontz, but I could not finish this book. I think I made it about halfway before giving up. I don’t know what the problem was. The book seemed to drag on and on. The story probably got a lot better towards the end, but I just couldn’t take anymore.

Oh, and SERGEI (Her Russian Protector #5) by Roxie Rivera. I really, really, really liked this one. Sergei and Bianca were a great couple, even though Bianca is a wedding dress designer opposed to anything having to do with criminal activities, and Sergei was an mob enforcer, they still fit perfectly. On Goodreads, I just had to give this book 5 stars.

Kenya Wright‘s An Arrangement of Love (Interracial Erotic Romance), was a fantastic read. I really liked Jasmine. She was funny and sassy, but she was also a down to earth woman who made mistakes like the rest of us. I went from sort of liken Chase  to hating him to loving him, and I totally love Jasmine’s brother and best friend. In my book, this is definitely a 5 star. Can’t wait for the sequel.