Today we are joined by Mechele Armstrong and she just got back from the ROMANTIC TIMES Convention. Mechele will be sharing her adventures with us and offereing up a prize to on lucky poster. So come and start the weekend off right and help us welcome Mechele to the Junkies Blog.
Growing up, I had a vivid imagination with lots of imaginary playmates and stuffed animals to keep me company. I even had crayon box adventures where the colors had a kingdom and tales to tell. And who says pink is a girl color? In my world, he was a prince.
From the time I could form my letters, this translated into fancifal writings from poems on eye shadow (I was six) to a story about an Island world I created with animals and people. Writing was something I always did.
But it never clicked. I drifted in and out of genres, mystery, animal stories, thrillers, toying with it, playing at it. I would finish some projects and store them away. It never occurred to me that this pastime could be my life’s passion if I let it. Until my world collided with rediscovery.
As a teenager, I devoured books, especially romances but drifted out of the genre as an adult. On a weekend trip to the beach, I read four romance novels. I had a flash of inspiration. I could write these! Romance was where my heart lay. Within six weeks I had written my first romance novel.
I went back and revamped a thriller that I had written a few years before, making it a romance. And I became serious about my craft, trying to soak in all I could about writing. I began to write on a roleplay loop and the practice has been invaluable. I’ve cut my teeth there and learned what works in writing and what doesn’t. And I’ve finally accepted who I am. A storyteller at heart, be it tales told to my children, an erotic piece about lovers or about a vampire looking for love.
So come with me and take a journey where just like in my crayon box, things aren’t always what they seem.
SETTLER’S MINE: THE WOMAN
Tam and Jax are perfectly hot and happy with each other, despite their rare male pair bonding. Until Tam starts having visions and feels the need to go to Settler’s Mine. Why is a puzzle as they already have their heartstones.
There they meet Kiann, and once they do, their lives will never be the same, especially once she finds her heartstone and it glows in response to theirs.
They can’t believe a woman is their third mate, even if they both feel mind numbing attraction for her. The first attraction they’ve felt for any woman. Jax refuses to accept the mating while Tam keeps an open mind.
But Kiann is not just any woman. She’s the denied heir to the throne of Ebolia.
Even before her stepbrother, who stepped in to rule for her while she was young, learns that she not only has a heartstone, but mates, he’ll do anything to hold onto the throne.
It’s a race to see if desire will make Jax finally accept his destiny with Kiann, or her stepbrother will get to her first, with Tam as the bridge between the two reluctant mates.