Sunday, July 3, 2022


Dragged Out Kicking and Screaming


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Dragged out Kicking and Screaming Blurb:

A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar…
Wait. That’s not it.
Why did the chicken cross the road...?
Heck. That’s not it either.
Oh, here we go. An agoraphobic meets the man of his dreams who has made it his life’s ambition to not only pull me out of the closet, but also from the safety of my self-imposed prison.
Except it’s not a joke.
It’s my life.
His name is Dr. Soren Delgado, and he’s my mother’s oldest friend. I’ve watched him for as long as I can remember. Until he up and left when I was twelve.
A decade later… he’s back.
This time, I’m not the only one watching...

Love and Unity is a collection of steamy and sweet reads with sexy, Alpha males, and the other half of their hearts who brought them to their knees.


What is the sub-genre and trope?  Did your characters lead you to this genre or was that decided before the story began?

They were pretty open about tropes, only that it was romance. There’s several different tropes included. 

Mine is an MM Forbidden romance.


Are you more character or plot driven?

I’m all about the characters and how they’ll react to all the turmoil I make them endure. (Cue evil laughter)


With many main and secondary characters, how do you keep them separated in your mind?  Do you have a story/vision board above your workspace?

I always begin with a detailed outline and character list. 

Although some characters pop up that I don’t originally plan. They can be a nuisance.


I know from previous interviews that characters take on a life of their own.  Were any of the characters in this series determined to take their own direction instead of where you initially wanted them to go?

Yes! They can be really pushy too. 

Fortunately, the guys in this particular story stuck to the original script. I don’t blame them because they were definitely satisfied.


Are any of the male POVs based on anyone you know?

I sometimes write about people I know but mostly they only live inside my head.


Are any of the female POVs based on anyone you know?

Most of my female characters are my opposite. I tend to be shy and they are typically in your face.


Was there any one character/scene that was harder to write about than the other?

I just finished writing about a serial killer that was super heavy, at times depressing. So I needed to stick to fluffy smut for my sanity.


I know that we aren’t supposed to have “favorites” as far as our children, but seriously, who’s your favorite character and why?

I love Dr. Delgado, he’s so sexy and confident.


How do you get inside these character’s heads to find their perfect HEA?

Grayson was a hard nut to crack, definitely his own worst enemy. 

Fortunately Soren was bossy enough to pull him out of his comfort zone so he was able to get what he wanted.


What scene in this book/series sticks out the most for you?  Why?

I enjoyed when they visited an art museum and discussed a painting depicting Icarus because it mirrored Grayson’s own life.


How long did it take you to write this book?

This is a shorter novella and I was able to finish the first draft in two to three weeks.


How did you come up with the title for your book?

Dragged Out Kicking and Screaming felt like the most obvious choice about a gay agoraphobic man being pushed out of the closet.


If you met these characters in real life would you get along?

As a fellow introvert, Grayson and I would be total besties. And I would have a huge crush on Soren so I’d probably weird him out.


If your book/series were made into a movie, which actors do you see as playing your characters?

Oooh fun! 

Grayson would be played by Tom Holland and Soren would be played by Thomas John Ellis (Lucifer)


Can you give us a hint as to what we can expect next?  Whether a new book and series or a sequel to an existing series?  Can you share a small tease?

Next up for me is a naughty priest book. 


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Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. The proud mother of an amazing son and two crazy cats.

When Im not reading and writing Im working with kids with mental health.











Love and Unity: A Romance Charity Anthology to Benefit Ukraine

Promoted by:  Carxander Publishing
Cover Design:  Carter Cover Designs

Release Date: September 13th

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Love and Unity is a collection of steamy and sweet reads with sexy, Alpha males, and the other half of their hearts who brought them to their knees.

Included are exclusive, never-seen-before stories from popular indie authors. Inside you will find a plethora of second chance, contemporary, sports, paranormal, enemies-to-lovers, dark mafia, royal, fantasy, forbidden, age gap, and rockstar romances.

100% of the royalties will be donated to the Ukrainian Defense Fund to help those fighting for freedom in Ukraine.

Stories included in this Anthology

Love Always Wins by Anneke Boshoff
Love Me 'Til The End by Ayana Lisbet
Dragged Out Kicking and Screaming by D.L. Howe
There All Along by Darley Collins
Life After The Storm by Havana Wilder
Jimena by Kindra White
When You Forget Me by Lorelei Johnson
The Storyteller by Louise Murchie
The Detective's Forbidden Temptation by Melony Ann
Ten Days In Heaven by Samantha Michaels


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