Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung here in north Georgia. The pollen is working my husband over big time, and covering anything outside with the evil yellow dust. My silver car definitely doesn't look silver at the moment, and there's really no sense in washing it until things calm down.

With the arrival of spring, so comes the arrival of our wedding anniversary. April 9th marked 27 years. Eek! How is that possible? I wrote a little something on Facebook (see below), and presented the hubs with this cute penny from 1994 that I ordered from an Etsy shop. It was a nice day.

Twenty-seven years ago, on a windy, Spring day, two 17yos pledged their lives to one another. Most would say that's far too young to agree to eternity, and I would certainly agree with you NOW, but it appears to have worked out. ๐Ÿ˜ Some days it feels like a lifetime has passed, and others it feels like just yesterday we were so young and free (i.e. stupid).  

I won't say it's been an easy ride. Oh, definitely not. Like all couples, there were moments where I considered smothering him with a pillow. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Especially during all those middle of the night cluster feedings when I had an infant attached to me, and their dad was snoring away like nothing. ๐ŸคจNow here we are, all these years later, three wonderful children and a grandson we both adore. We had two short years alone in the beginning before our oldest was born, and now we have two short years left before the youngest is out of the house. It blows my mind!  

Even with all that, the good definitely outweighs the frustrating, and I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else. I look forward to spending the rest of our lives together, and I hope it will be a very long time before you die. ๐Ÿ˜‚ (I always say he'll go before me.) ๐Ÿ˜Happy 27th anniversary, baby! I love you forever and always! ❤


This past weekend, I spent some time planting 9 strawberry plants in our little makeshift cinder block bed. They were already covered with flowers, runners, and small berries when I bought them, so I'm hoping they'll grow abundantly. I've picked a few berries over the last few days and still waiting on a couple to fully ripen. Sun-warmed, freshly picked strawberries are simple pleasures in life.

Now flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, birds are chirping every morning. This is the time of year I love!

And then next month my grandson turns 1! Eek! I can't believe how fast that happened. He's growing so fast, babbling all the time, loves for me to read to him, pulling up, and doing his best to get into anything that isn't tied down or just out of reach. It has been a lot of fun watching him grow and learn. 

Today, I'm waiting on an inspector from our homeowner's insurance to arrive and inspect the roof. With all the storms, wind, and hail we've had the last few months, we've developed a leak in my laundry room. So now we see if the insurance will pay for a fix, or if we'll have to handle it ourselves. With 25 years of coverage, and zero claims, I really hope they'll do something beneficial.

In the meantime, I'm working on book 9 in the Liz Baker series, as well as a short story about Chad & Monty from when Liz was missing. The short story will come out first (free of charge), and book 9 is currently scheduled for the fall.

I hope you're all safe, healthy, and having a wonderful week. Be sure to pop by my Facebook page for more updates and randomness from me. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Author Feature: Maggie Tideswell's Interview with a Seducer

Interview With A Seducer
A Bewildering Love Story


Trip Murgatroyd is a hotter than hot sex worker. He is happy with his life, with what he does for a living - he is comfortable in his own skin. 

Then he receives an unusual request – to be Rachel’s 30th birthday gift. 

An uber-hot escort is an unlikely candidate for a rather prim, over-protected widow
to befriend. And who had ever heard of a jealous ghost?
     
Trip and Rachel would most likely never have met, had Rachel's friend not come up with this original birthday gift idea. Rachel was meant to close her eyes, and say 'thank you' afterward.

But, the concept of a stranger paid to spend the night with her did not sit well with her. She
couldn't be part of his harem. So, questioning the man about his 'work' in a very public place,
was as far as she was prepared to go.
     
However, the plan was doomed from the start - having never encountered a man like him
before, she never stood a chance against his charm - the seducer was good at what he did for
a living.
     
And her husband objected.
     
Since his death, Lawrence had been hanging around the house, reading the newspaper,
watching TV - until  Rachel's meeting with Trip. Then he made his displeasure known -
Rachel had promised him forever, and he was holding her to it.
     
But Rachel was a young woman - she wanted to love again. 

How was she to escape her jealous husband's ghost?

Interview With A Seducer is a steamy paranormal romance for adult readers.

Order your copy at the preorder price of 99c here :


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About Maggie Tideswell

Maggie Tideswell is an international bestselling author with a passion for romance. Ghosts just can't seem to leave her alone. She combines things that can't be explained, sweaty bodies, and rumpled beds in a way that will make your toes curl and your hair stand on end.





To Contact Maggie

Visit her Ghoulies & Ghosties blog: https://www.ghostly.co.za/paranormal-romance-author-
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Thursday, March 25, 2021

The big day is right around the corner!

Happy Friday, everyone. This has been a long, difficult week around here, but with the end here I have a moment to breathe and share some good news with all of you.

Monday, March 29, 2021, is the day Death Comes to Us All (Liz Baker, book 8) releases! I'm so excited about this release, yet again, I get excited for all my book releases. Those moments allow me a sigh of relief. Whew! Another project done and out into the world. ๐Ÿ˜€ 

I was just telling the hubby it took me a moment to realize this is my 17th book. Wow! There are many authors out there with far more books than me, but that doesn't take away from the sense of accomplishment I felt when I realized it. 

With all that said, even after all these years and 17 projects, I still get hit with the nerves when it grows closer to a release day. Did I do the story justice? Will anyone like it? How many people will hate it? Did I give too much detail, not enough detail, show or tell? The list goes on and on until I overwhelm myself and have to take a deep breath. It's that moment I do the one thing I do every single time this happens.

I say, "F*ck it!" ๐Ÿ˜‚

There will always be people who hate it. I say, "The story wasn't for them." I told the story the way I always tell my stories. The characters don't hate me, so that's a plus. The book already has pre-orders, and considering it's book 8, those people know what they're in for. LOL! No turning back now!

That makes me feel better. This isn't a brand new series (though I do the same talk-up for those, as well), so readers are already well-established and know the characters, making everything a little easier on me.

In the meantime, I wanted to share all the purchase links with you. The book is on pre-order for $0.99, and will stay at that price until April 3rd. After that, the price increases to $2.99. If you're interested in this book, you can save some $$ by pre-ordering it, or buying during release week.




The book will be picked up by more stores soon, and I'll post as soon as the paperbacks are available (those take a little longer). Honestly, I can't wait to get my hands on this beauty. The cover is stunning.

If you're new to the Liz Baker series, book 1 is always FREE by visiting my website http://www.christiesilvers.com and signing up for my newsletter. It's also free on a few retailers, like Apple Books. I'm still working on getting the other sites to cooperate and reduce the price to free.

In the meantime, I'm off to play with the grandbaby and just breathe before getting started on book 9.

๐Ÿ’–

Monday, February 1, 2021

Release Day for Book 8

Hey, everyone! I hope this finds you safe and healthy. 2021 has started off wild and we're only 1 month in at this point. It's a mystery what the rest of the year will bring. In the meantime, I know one thing it'll bring... Release Day for Death Comes to Us All! 

This long-awaited book has taken me a while to complete, but I'm glad it's finally to that point. Release Day will be a celebration of completion for me. At this point I even know what book 9 will be about. Yay!

The big day will be March 29th, with the Pre-Order phase and Release Day (Week) deal of only $0.99 for that week. After those few days the price will increase to $2.99, so I hope you'll take advantage and get it for the lower price. I'll be posting notices and reminders as we get closer.

In the meantime, here's the blurb for the book. In a few weeks I'll post a snippet of the first chapter.


Death Comes to Us All
Liz Baker, Book 8
Amazon Pre-Order: Click Here

I hate this! How do I always get myself into these situations? Monsters coming after me left and right, but this time I've made promises I can't back out of. I'll do anything to protect my family, even if it breaks my heart and crushes my soul to keep them safe.

Heartbroken by the loss of her family, Liz Baker must settle into the agreement she made with The Master. As she wallows in sadness, self-doubt, and defeat, Liz needs to figure out how to exist without those she loves, while training to become her captor's One True Mistress in his scheme to destroy the world.

Suffering through a millennia of death, destruction, and the evolution of the human race, The Master has grown fierce about the rules set by his ancestors. He and his men are determined to end the insanity that is “modern day” and create the foretold heaven on Earth, but to do that he must find the One True Mistress. This woman will help bring an end to everything and rebuild the world in his image. After numerous failed women in his past, he knows that woman is Liz Baker. After all, she is the daughter of the only vampire with the ability to create offspring. She has to be special... right?

The end is coming.

But will it be the end of all we know, or the end of the monster who wants to destroy the world?


Pre-Order Today!



Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! It's cover reveal time!



Isn't she lovely? I fell head-over-heels for this cover the moment I saw it. It's beautiful! I used the same cover designer as the entire series and after all these years she has amazed me yet again. This is actually #2 out of 3 designs because she wanted to get it just right. Even after the 3rd one I told her I just couldn't pass up this one. I love it!

Next up will be the release date announcement. I'm hoping to let you all know about it in a couple of weeks, after I get everything in order, so be on the lookout for that one. :)

Best wishes and a Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2021 brings you peace, happiness, health, and love. Fingers crossed for a better year than 2020 provided. Love and hugs to everyone!