Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Desire is now available for your reading pleasure...
It was love at first sight for Billy and Lizzie. Their only problem is Lizzie’s father, a pro wrestling legend and a feared bad ass fighter both inside and outside of the ring. Paul Bryson is not about to let his baby girl hook up with the kid he’s grooming to take his spot as the territories top star. Especially since Billy was already on his way to stealing Paul’s place as the Carolina’s leading ladies man.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
When most people hear the word hooker they think of some lady standing on a street corner selling her body for sex. In the world of professional wrestling, the world of my characters in my Ring Dreams series, that word takes on a completely different and respected meaning.
The man in the photo above is Lou Thesz, perhaps one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. If you want to understand more about the inner workings of the history of professional wrestling his book Hooker is a must read. Most people consider Mr. Thesz the last legitimate hooker to ever set foot inside the squared circle.
In wrestling terminology a hooker is a wrestler who is an expert in the art of submission holds. The world comes from the carnival days when wrestlers would travel from town to town taking on all comers in legit fights. A hooker was someone who could take down their opponent with a match or often career ending hold from any situation inside the ring. In Mr. Thesz' book he says that hooking is pretty much a lost art. There aren't many legit hookers that are still living to pass along their knowledge of submission holds.
In the fictional world of my Ring Dreams series, two of the characters you will meet in Desire were old school hookers. William Fletcher, the grandfather of Courtney Dalton, and Paul Bryson, the grandfather of Dylan and Bryson Dalton.
Bryson Dalton was trained by his grandfather from a very early age. He also spent time training in a Japanese Dojo where he learned to work the stiffer style Japanese matches. Like his grandfather and William Fletcher, Bryson was an accomplished amateur wrestler and NCAA College champion. That, along with his martial arts training, would make him a legit bad ass and most definitely what is considered in today's terminology a shooter.
A shooter is someone who can handle themselves in a legit fight.
If not for Bryson's age, he's in his mid thirties now, he would be a serious contender in MMA or Ultimate Fighting. He's also had a number of concussions, a shattered ankle, and faces another serious injury in Headlocks & Hexes.
Bryson's ex-wife Courtney could also be considered a shooter in that she's a black belt and well versed in Muay Thai. She put in some time training in Japan before giving up wrestling to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Before valeting for her husband she also wrestled until the promotion had a hard time finding any women willing to get in the ring with her. I don't think there is a woman alive who could handle Courtney in a legit fight. Actually she could probably hold her own in the ring with most men.
I think old school wrestling fans will especially enjoy Desire. It's set in the Carolina's in the mid-70's and is the story of how Billy met and fell in love with his future wife Lizzie Bryson. That's right she's Paul Bryson's only daughter and he's not at all happy about his baby girl dating one of the boys.
So there you have two new words to add to your wrestling vocabulary and a little insight into a few of my characters.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Harry dog wants me to sell some books so I can buy him more pizza. Please help out a starving 97lb Golden Retriever / Great Pyrenees mix and check out his mom's book
A love spell turns lethal when Rowan falls for professional wrestler, Dylan Dalton. Once she’s immersed in his world of scripted violence, endless drama, and constant temptations of life on the road, Rowan learns the identity of her birth father. Chaos ensues when she finally meets the man responsible for raping her 15-year-old birth mother.
Guided by the ghost of her grandmother, Rowan sets out to avenge her birth mother’s untimely death. The young witch is willing to do anything to eliminate anyone who dares to try to come between her and Dylan. Their whirlwind affair reveals several scandalous secrets that threaten to destroy the already-dysfunctional Dalton family.
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Friday, November 4, 2011
I totally flipped out when I saw this incredible likeness of Odessa. It's a John Collier oil painting from 1892 entitled Lilith. The awesome news is that this photo is now considered public domain and can be used as a cover photo for Demon Child.
Odessa's granddaughter Rowan is today's guest to tell you a little more about Headlocks & Hexes...
Wouldn't you know "The Ghostess with the Mostest" would want her damn picture on my blog. Want to find Odessa? Just check in front of the nearest and largest mirror. There she will be, staring at herself. Granny's just a little vain. I should also probably mention that I look just like Odessa, only I'm a lot prettier. My hair is redder, my legs are longer, and I'm a little skinner and more muscular.
I've been seeing spirits for about as long as I can remember and Odessa has always been the starring act. My adoptive father is a shrink so I learned real quick not to talk about seeing spirits in the presence of non-believers.
But, anyways, Headlocks & Hexes is all about me and Dylan. In case you don't know Dylan Dalton is the absolute hottest guy in the entire universe either living or dead. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him on TV. He's a pro wrestler, not use any old wrestler, but the best one ever.
When I moved to Nashville to go to Vandy, on a full tennis scholarship I might add, I finally got to meet Dylan. He took one look at me and he was a goner. It may have had something to do with the love spell I cast on him. Well, at least until he got to know me. Grandmere Dinera, my living witchy grandma, took care of that and now Dylan loves me of his own freewill.
The rest of the story is about Dylan's big brother Bryson and how he loses his mind and leaves his super hot wife Courtney for this chubby chick he used to date back in college.
Then there's the part about me avenging my mother's death, but you're just gonna have to buy the book to read all about that. Let's just say I'm the type of girl who will do absolutely anything to get my way.
I'm outta here, gotta go wake up Dylan and hit the road for this weekend's shows...
PS... I forgot to do the infamous Billy Dalton shill. Our book is only .99 cents. An absolute steal. You can get it at Smashwords or Amazon and it will be available through Barnes & Noble soon.
Oh yeah, leave me a comment to get a coupon code for a free download.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I hope every one had a blessed Samhain. This is the day of new beginnings. For writers November is NaNoWriMo where you write a book in a month. My goal for this month is a first draft on Deception. I've never did NaNoWriMo before because I much prefer to follow my own rules, but this year I decided to give it a shot. I know these characters better than I know most people and it's the 4th book in my Ring Dreams series. Knocking out a rough first draft shouldn't bee too big of a deal, especially with my favorite character, Billy Dalton and his lovely wife Lizzie are the stars of the show.
Without further ado, I'd like to introduce Billy Dalton:
Howdy folks! I'm Billy Dalton. I've been in the wrestling business since I was 16 years old. Actually I was born into it. My mama was a lady wrestler and I was 3 years old and in the backseat of her car when she was killed in a wreck coming back from a show. My grandpa, I called him Pap, was also a wrestler and since I was a big kid I just kinda started taking over his bookings when he died in the ring from a heart attack.
I ain't goona tell you how long I've actually been in the wrestling business, but with two grown sons I think it's safe to say I ain't got many more bumps left in me. My sons Dylan and Bryson are the stars of Headlocks & Hexes and any show they work.
Bryson takes after his grandpa and my father-in-law Paul Bryson, a former world champion from back in the day when being the world champion meant something. You can read all about old Paul and how I first hooked up with my beautiful Lizzie in Desire. Just like his grandpa, Bryson is a shooter and a ring general. That boy is a total bad ass and as tough as they come. He's also ornery as can be. Lizzie used to say it's because he's a Virgo.
Me and Bryson haven't always seen eye to eye. He never did approve of my on the road dalliances and then there was the whole deal with Courtney. Law, I could write a whole book on that girl. She's sex in a pair of stilettos and just about as tough as Bryson, maybe more so. She's a black belt, owns two gyms, a former professional fitness competitor, Playboy Centerfold, and a diva extraordinaire.
Dylan is the star of the main plot in Headlocks & Hexes. He turns our world upside down when he goes and falls for Rowan. That girl bears an uncanny resemblance to someone I used to know. Long red hair, even longer legs, a total knock out. She's also a witch and that girl I used to know, well she's a ghost now and she's haunting me and Rowan both.
Well, I'm being told I've gotta wrap this up, so I reckon you're just gonna have to buy the book to read more about my family. It's a good deal for only .99 cents and I promise you'll get a kick out of it.
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