I have to tell you a story… (That’s kind of ironic coming from me, isn’t it! ) Years ago – like 15ish – I had a really VIVID dream. It was a fairytale in living color. It was so real that I wrote a screenplay, because that’s how I dreamed it – like a movie. The screenplay went on to win an award, but nothing ever came of it. So, it just sat in my files on my computer. Last week I’d been really pondering (praying) about my next course of action (Book 11 – and I shared that with you – Sean’s story… etc…) and I happened to be on Facebook and a friend posted a photo that really appealed to me. For some reason, I clicked on the photo and went to the photographer’s website – a place in Poland. I clicked through her photos – and to my amazement – she had taken photos that relived my screenplay. My jaw literally dropped – there was my story, alive in wonderful photos. I felt VERY strongly that I was led to that site. I feel very strongly that this is the story I need to write first before I do the others. So, please be patient with me. I think I’ll still have Book 11 out in a timely manner – but Sean’s Story probably won’t arrive until the fall. I’ll post some excerpts from the new story as soon as I have enough. Thanks for listening. Terri
If you go to the Author section of the website, you may notice a new addition to the page – a badge that looks like this:
This is because Loose Ends has been mentioned on the FreeBooksy website in response to its free status on Amazon this weekend! The FreeBooksy post can be found here.
The other website that decided to feature Loose Ends today is OneHundredFreeBooks.com, which can be accessed here.
If you’d like to take advantage of the Mother’s Day weekend sale on Loose Ends, click here.
Also, what do you think about the actress Terri envisions for Mary?
Loose Ends will be FREE from May 10 through May 14th in honor of Mother’s Day. This is a great opportunity to get your friends try Mary’s stories – risk free.
There have been a lot of questions about when to expect Terri’s books on the Nooks, so I felt it’d be appropriate to respond to these all at once. Here’s what Terri has discovered:
Barnes and Noble is restructuring. Part of that restructuring was to create a new contract with indie authors. This new contract requires the author’s books can be read for free in any of the Barnes and Noble bookstores, and also requires that the B&N customers be allowed to copy, paste and print-out an author’s ebook. Obviously, indie authors ONLY get paid when we sell a book. Allowing free distribution of books will destroy our livelihood. Many of the indie authors I know (myself included) are not signing this new contract. We are hoping that B&N will see the error of their ways and offer us a contract similar to the one we have with Amazon. Until that point, I really hope that my readers can take advantage of the FREE kindle software and download it on their computer, smart-phone or ipad and continue to read my stories. Thanks so much for your understanding in this matter. Terri
I just found out Audible put Loose Ends on SALE for only $1.99 – and it’s usually $19.96. I don’t know how long the sale will last — but please SHARE this information with your friends, if you don’t mind. This is a great chance to hear Loose Ends – narrated by Erin Spencer. Thanks!! Terri
This is Erin Spencer – the actress that “plays” Mary O’Reilly (and narrates) in the audio books.
Terri has also posted the following on her Facebook page: “So…now that I’ve uploaded Book 10 and have been overwhelmed with all of your wonderful comments. And, now that I’ve just finished editing the audio version of Good Tidings and have been so impressed with the brilliance of Erin Spencer, the narrator – I’m going to do what famous authors do all over the world…yes, I’m going to finally clean my house. ”
So Good Tidings is in the works to become an audio book with Loose Ends. Good news, yes?
Veiled Passages , Book 10 of the Mary O’Reilly Series, is now available on Amazon!
A famous mystery writer drowns in a hotel bathtub… an accident or foul play? His ghost thinks it was murder. His mystery writer colleagues want to help Mary solve the case. Gary Copper is still on the loose and gunning for both Bradley and Mary. And, in between all of the murder and mayhem, Mary and Bradley are trying desperately to finally walk up the aisle. Will they ever become husband and wife?
Buy it here at this link.
A note from Terri:
“I always share at least one passage from the next book before it comes out. I was in a romantic mood this morning – must have been from listening to Bon Jovi this morning. Anyway – here’s the excerpt – I hope you like it.”
Mary stood in front of her bedroom mirror and frowned. The black dress hugged her curves and fell just above her knees. Her sheer black stockings and spiked high-heels added a shot of sexy, and her diamond earrings and necklace added glamour. But something was missing.
She heard the low wolf whistle before Mike appeared in her room behind her. “Are angels allowed to whistle like that?” she asked, looking at him through the mirror.
“Yeah, well, I’m still not too clear on everything that’s in the handbook,” Mike said with a shrug, “But you look hot.”
She looked at herself again, biting her lower lip. “Something’s missing,” she said.
Mike walked over and looked her up and down. “Okay, you got your stop-his-heart dress, your how-damn-long-are-her-legs heels and your sophisticated-but-sexy jewelry,” he said, his chin resting in his hand. “You pretty much covered all the essentials.”
Sighing, she shook her head. “I don’t know what…”
“Wait…I have it,” Mike said.
He started to float towards her bathroom and stopped. “Permission to enter your bathroom,” he requested.
Smiling, she nodded and watched, as a moment later he came back with a small object in his hand. He handed her a tube of lipstick. “Cut-him-off-at-the-knees red lipstick,” he said. “That’s what’s missing.”
Uncapping the tube, she carefully covered her lips with the dark red gloss and then looked at her reflection again. He was right, the lipstick was the missing ingredient. “Well?” she asked him.
He shook his head. “I know whatever I want to say will not be covered in the angel handbook,” he replied, “But I can’t wait to see old Bradley swallow his tongue when he sees you walking down the stairs.”
Turning away from the mirror, she smiled at him. “Thanks, Mike, that was just what I needed to hear. But, he won’t see me walking down the stairs because I’m ready and he’s not going to be here for another fifteen minutes.”
“Oh, did I forget to mention that Bradley was already here?” he asked, looking apologetic. “Must have slipped my mind when I saw you in the mirror.”
Taking a deep breath, she glanced one more time in the mirror. “Okay, well, I guess I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.”
She left her room and walked down the hall, surprised to discover her palms were sweating. She shook her hands for a few seconds, trying to dry them and then started down the stairs.
She felt a little silly, being nervous about a date with Bradley. For heaven sakes, she was going to marry him in two weeks. This was just ridiculous. But when her eyes met his, her stomach tightened and her heart raced. He just stared at her for a long moment, hunger in his eyes, and then slowly sauntered forward. She paused on the step and moistened her lips with her tongue. His gaze narrowed on her mouth and she exhaled softly.
He climbed the few steps in front of her, stopping one step below her. Taking her hand in his, he lifted it and brought it to his lips. “You look amazing,” he said, his voice slightly hoarse. “I knew you were beautiful, but I guess I never realized how incredibly sexy you were.”
She smiled, feeling emboldened by his words. “Really? I’m sexy?”
“Oh, yeah,” he said, smiling back at her. “Oh, yeah.”
Exciting news! As you can see, Mary O’Reilly Book 10 is called Veiled Passages. What do you think of the cover?
Also, the book will be released later this month!