Cover Reveal ~ Heroes To Swoon For ~ Box Set

For the last few months I have been working with several other authors (10 others to be exact) to put together this new box set! Today, we reveal the cover and pass along the links for the pre-order! Check this out!

9 full length novels, one novella and one short story all for $0.99!!

Want to know more, well here is a short blurb about each book!

Aroused???Jade Kerrion

Can falling in love with a gorgeous male escort lead to anything except inevitable heartbreak?

Blazing Love???Chantel Rhondeau

An emotionally injured veterinarian assistant struggles to resist the heat of a blazing hot firefighter, but she can?t avoid the flames of his passion.

Roaring Hot!??Rachelle Ayala

A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

The Right Pitch???Lyssa Layne

Colie Adger is torn between the lavish attention from a big shot pitcher and the common sense of a solid friend. Can Colie figure out her own heart and hit a homerun off the right pitch?

The Art of Love-?Michele Shriver

After watching her parents’ marriage crumble, jewelry artist Chelsea Matthews doesn’t believe in love, but a sexy painter sets out to win her heart and prove that good guys do exist.

Behind the Altar???P.C. Zick

All seems perfect in Leah’s life until tattoo artist Dean rides his Harley into her heart in this story of forbidden love.

Lost Avalon?-?K.S. Thomas

Blaise Nolan has it all – brooding good looks, a haunting voice and troubled lyrics of a soul gone lost. Only he didn’t wind up brooding, haunted and lost by accident…

Second Shield -?Stacy Eaton

Agent Drew Bradley goes undercover to find an officer gone rogue, but what he finds in Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister is nothing he ever expected.

Amber Rules ??Melinda Curtis

One of the first assignments of life coach to the rich and famous, Amber Rule, is to improve the game of Evan Oliver, one of the biggest bad-asses in the NBA. Will Amber up Evan’s game? Or will he teach her a new set of rules?

Wild Irish Ride???Jennifer Saints

Sexy, Southern Suspense. Jesse was Alexi’s forbidden fruit, the one man she couldn’t forget and can’t resist. After twelve years he’s back for her?so is a killer.

How You Remind Me?– Julie Leto

Can a former party girl take a chance on a sexy guitarist who knows her deepest, darkest secrets?

Now… how do those sound??? Great right?

Actual Release date is December 8th, but you can Pre-Order them to be downloaded on release day!

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Barnes & Noble: (pending)

Apple iBooks:?

KOBO: (pending)

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You can also join in our Facebook Party on December 8th and 9th and have a chance to talk to the authors and win some prizes!

People who Inspire the Characters

Many times I have been asked how I come up with my characters for my stories, and sometimes there is a simple answer; sometimes not so easy.? In some of my books, I have based the characters on people I know well. I have even used myself in a few of the books I have written. Other times, my characters are bits and pieces of people I had dealt with. I might like a personality, or the way someone looks and I?ll twist them together to get the desired effect. And then, there are those people that I see, that just inspire a character to be born.

Two weeks ago, I was at the deli picking up my lunch. This is something I do several days a week when I am working. It?s a small market in the area I work, and for over fourteen years I have been visiting it on a regular basis. I know so many of the people who come and go, and generally, my quick run in to pick up a sandwich takes longer because a resident who knows I?m a police officer wants to stop and chat.? But, something different happened two weeks ago, and it wasn?t until the story was finished the I realized I had based it off of a stranger that I had seen in the store.

I saw him enter the store, while I waited for my sandwich to be made. On first look, he was just a man, like any other working man. He wore work pants and boots and held his head high. His hair was longer, and dark brown with waves. If I had to guess, I’d say he was working outside and the wind had been tussling his hair all morning.? I noticed him a few times as he walked around the store and picked up his lunch, but after I left. I didn?t think about him anymore.

The next day, I returned to once again pick up my roast beef sandwich, did I mention this place has the best homemade roast beef? Anyway, the man walked in again that day. This time, he was wearing long green cargo shorts and an off white thermal shirt with the sleeves pushed up. I was chatting with a resident, and I tried to keep my attention on the man I was speaking with, but I found my eyes being drawn back to the man.

It wasn?t like he was overly handsome, not the kind of man I would put on the cover of a hot romance novel, but there was something about him. He was attractive in that humbling, comfortable way. The kind of way that you definetly took a second glance, and maybe wanted to find out more about, if you were in the market that is. (Okay, just because I was in the “market” picking up lunch, does not mean I was in the market for a man, I am married, not dead, I can look.) Anyway, maybe it was the way he stood with his shoulders back and his chin up. Of the square look of his face, but something caught my attention and held it. He scanned the area as he was walking around, and from time to time he would look my way. He was probably wondering what was wrong with him for me to be watching him so closely. With a gun and badge on my waist, it?s hard not to notice what I am. Maybe he thought I was observing him for another reason, like I thought he was going to steal something, but my reason was purely that of someone being intrigued by a person. That day I left, and again I went about my day without another thought.

It was on the third day that I was waiting for my sandwich to be made, and in he walked. The same clothes as the day before. I was standing in a corner and he didn?t notice me for a while. I took the time to watch him walk over to the deli and order, and then meander around the tables filled with various treats. He looked up once, and right into my face. Bam, I was once again caught and I looked away. At this point he probably thought I was a stalker, and I was wondering if he would end up calling the department and filing a complaint. I could just see my Chief calling me into his office to say someone complained that I was stalking them at the store.? I tried to avoid looking his way, but I was drawn to him for some reason.

Sometimes there doesn’t have to be a reason to watch someone, it’s like some kind of string that you are attached to and you just can’t help it. I watched him apologize to an elderly woman whom he stepped in front of and they called my number for the sandwich to be ready. It was as I was walking to the register to pay for my food that he did something that took me by surprise.

Like the last two days, he wore work boots. My assumption that he worked outside seemed rather appropriate after three days of the same types of clothing. Anyway, somehow he realized that dried mud had fallen off the bottom of his boots and was lying in the middle of the walkway.? He bent down to pick it up and I had to stop or walk over him. Now, that could have been interesting, but I stood three feet from him and watched. I made a joke about the fact that he was supposed to leave that outside and he replied jokingly back. I don?t remember his response, but he laughed, deep and softly. I never comprehended what he had said because I was too busy memorizing the sound of his voice and staring at the wavy brown hair on the back of his head as he cleaned up the mess. He stood, I passed by and moments later, I left the store.

That night a story was born. I wrote that 57,000 word story in 5 days. It consumed me, possessed me. Whatever you want to call it, but the male character I had created was explosive in my mind and he needed to come out. It wasn?t until I finished writing Barbara?s Plea, that I realized the man in the store had been the inspiration for my main male character.

It was that moment when he had bent down to clean up a mess, most others would have ignored or pushed to the side that stayed with me. The memory played over and over in my mind. In today?s society, so few people would do what he did. They would consider themselves too busy, or feel that it?s not their problem. Yet, that one man did something so simple and small that he created a character that I feel in love with: Grey Bloodstone.? Grey is a man who has the utmost respect for others, morals and principals. A man that goes out of his way to do the right thing, even if it hurts him.

I have no idea who that man is, or if that is what he is really like. I might never see him again, as I have not seen again in this last week, but I will never forget that simple moment he did such a simple thing. His actions inspired Grey to come alive, and for that, I will forever be thankful for the three chance meetings I had with him.


Sunday Coffee Time Chat with Author P.C. Zick

Welcome to Sunday morning Coffee Chat time!

Today’s guest is P.C. Zick!

Welcome!!!? Normally I call my guests by their first name, but you are secretive and use initials… You do know that in my line of work, PC actually stands for Probably Cause, right? I might have to keep a close eye on you! Anyway welcome! Hope my readers enjoy this – and take a moment to view your Video Greeting!!!


SE: Thank you for that great introduction! Let’s get started with the interview! My standard first question – Coffee or Tea?

PC: I am coffee all the way, strong enough to grow hair with a touch of cream.

SE: lol… That’s funny! Alright, you’re an author, what else?

PC: In 2011, I began writing fiction as my full time job. I?ve been an English teacher, reporter, columnist, editor, publisher, and public relations director. Since 2001, all my jobs have been focused on some type of writing.

SE: Then you have a good background for being a writer! That’s great! What is your favorite thing to do when you aren?t writing or working?

PC: I love spending time with my husband. We?re still newlyweds and hope to remain that way for the rest of our lives. We have a small pleasure boat and we spend all warm weekends cruising around the rivers near us. We also kayak and golf. And of course when I?m not outdoors I?m reading.

SE: Writer and Reader – they go hand and hand. So what is your favorite color?

PC: Deep, deep red of the maroon hue. It?s rich and makes me feel embraced in warm and loving arms.

SE: Awww… that is romantic. What is your favorite season?

PC: I don?t like winter, but I do like the holidays. I was born on December 23, so the month of December is usually my favorite. But for a whole season? I love spring, summer, and fall equally.

SE: A holiday baby, cool! If you could live anyplace on earth, where would it be?

PC: Right here for right now in western Pennsylvania. I?ll live wherever I need to live and I always embrace the place. I believe that we make our home with what surrounds us at any given time. Right now I?m embracing the Pittsburgh area.

SE: I’m waving from the Philly area!? That is a nice way to look at things.? So how long have your been writing?

PC: I?ve been writing seriously since 1998 when I finished my first novel. It was always a passion or dream of mine to be a writer. I dabbled until I finished that first book. It was picked up by a small publisher , which gave me courage to start writing for the local paper. I continued to write fiction in the early mornings and late evenings.

SE: How awesome! How many hours a day do you devote to writing?

PC: I spend 10-12 hours doing something related to writing, but unfortunately marketing takes up far too much of that time.

SE: Ugh! I know… It takes up so much time! Do you have a set routine or do you write when the mood strikes?

PC: I try to have a routine. As soon as I finish here, I?ll start on the final edits for Native Lands. That takes priority right now. I?m also writing a romance in the Romance in a Month class so I?ll end my day with writing at least one chapter on that book. However, it?s almost noon and I haven?t done any real writing at all!

SE: It is amazing how fast time gets away from us! Is there some place special you like to be when you write?

PC: I love my office. It?s set up like I?ve always dreamed. But there are days when I like to get out of the house and go to the library or a coffee shop and just write without distraction. When all else fails, I pull out the old legal pad, sharpen my pencils, and sit down and write longhand what needs to be written for the day. I find that very freeing to try another method.

SE: I’m not sure I could write that way. My fingers move to fast, if I wrote long hand I wouldn’t be able to read it, lol! Do you listen to music or do you need a quiet place to write?

PC: I listen to new age or classical music. I can?t listen to anything with lyrics while I?m doing my own composing. When I?m doing marketing stuff, it doesn?t matter.

SE: My kind of girl! I listen to those kinds too!? So, let’s talk book now! What is the name of it and is it part of a series or a stand alone novel?

PC: Native Lands is the third book in my Florida Fiction Series although each of the novels are stand-alones.

SE: What is it about?

PC: When their environment is torn apart by a conglomerate of international interests, a tribe of native Floridians thought to be extinct rise up and form their own oddly matched conglomerate, and with the assistance of nature, attempt to halt the destruction of the natural world they treasure. Cultural boundaries established centuries ago are erased as love and nature seek the balance lost in the battle for power and control of the last of the Florida frontier.

Native Lands is a novel rich in intrigue and history as a tribe of Native Americans, thought to be extinct, fight to save their beloved heritage. They join with others willing to sacrifice everything to save further destruction of the Everglades and St. Augustine.

SE: I will admit that when I first heard the title, it didn’t peak my interest, but hearing more about it, I am very interested to read it! So, Do you have any upcoming projects in the works or other books that have been published ? Tell us about them?

PC: I have published five novels and three nonfiction books.

A Lethal Legacy (Psychological Suspense) – A fascinating study of human expectations, failings, and redemption filled with lust and forbidden lovers.

Live from the Road (Fiction) Live from the Road takes the reader on an often humorous, yet harrowing, journey as Meg Newton and Sally Sutton seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. Joined by their daughters, they set off on a journey of salvation enhanced by the glories of the Mother Road.

Tortoise Stew (Florida Fiction Series, Book 1) ? Politics, murder, and chaos in rural Florida reign supreme in a story where love triumphs over it all.

Trails in the Sand (Florida Fiction Series, Book 2) ? Family secrets, an oil spill, and redemption create a roller coaster ride for journalist Caroline Carlisle.

Behind the Altar (Romance ? Behind the Love Trilogy, Book 1) – All seems perfect in Leah’s life until tattoo artist Dean rides his Harley into her heart in this story of forbidden love.

From Seed to Table (Blog posts) Gardening techniques, organic gardening, canning vegetables, and recipes galore

Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier (Memoir nonfiction) ? My great grandfather?s journal from his days as a soldier. It?s a personal account of war and all its sundry causes and effects from the eyes of a man who fought it.

Odyssey to Myself (Essays nonfiction): The people of Morocco, Italy, Panama, and Chile come to life through the experiences of the author as she absorbs the cultures so different from her own.

SE: WOW! You have so many different genre’s and style’s there! I love that! I’m like you, I like to jump! Although I have not jumped over to the non-fiction realm yet, someday I might. Thank you so much for coming to visit today! I’m so glad to have you here!

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