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Joe, Logan, and a little bit of real life…
Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Hey there! For those of you who’ve been gobbling up the Texas Cowboys stories, you won’t have to wait long to read Slow Rider, which features my two Texas cops, Joe and Logan. I had originally put SR up for pre-order with a late February release date, but you’ll get it read it much sooner. I decided to push it up because a couple of projects I had hoped to have ready in the next few weeks aren’t rocking along as fast as they should be.

There’s one really good reason. And it’s a real-life thing, but since I always try to be real here, I’ll tell you all about it.

Last year around Thanksgiving, my 98-year-old grandmother, who lives with us, began failing. You may recall that in late 2016 she broke her back. She went through rehab and recovered her mobility. This time, she’s just running out of juice. She’s entitled. She’d tell you that, too. From walking very unsteadily, she’s now completely bedridden. She did a three-day stint in the hospital where they evaluated her for hospice, but funnily enough, they found her to be too healthy for hospice. You have to have a terminal diagnosis to get in-home care. You’d think her age would be enough to cover that requirement, but no.

So, we did look at alternatives. They offered rehab. Six weeks worth, where they’d try to get her back on her feet. She didn’t see the point and didn’t want to leave home. She’d rather die here. So, a nursing home was out of the question, too. Instead, my aunt, my lovely dd, and I have broken up every 24-hours into shifts where we stay with grandma, feeding her, keeping her clean and comfortable, and yes, changing bed pans and adult diapers. Truly, it’s not as horrible as it sounds. And we love her, so this is what our family does. Because we can. We are well enough ourselves, my aunt is retired, I work from home, and my dd trades off childcare with her husband and me. Yes, I have added shifts of babysitting when she’s with grandma and the baby-daddy isn’t around to look after her.

We’re not sure how long this will last. We’ve already been at if for a while, which is why my productivity has gone to shit.

But I’m adjusting. Next month, I hope to have the following ready to go:

 

02/06/18 – DAGGER, Montana Bounty Hunters series (Indie)
02/16/18 – NIGHT WATCH, Texas Cowboys series, reissue (Indie)
02/27/18 – PIRATES, A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology (Indie)
02/28/18 – REAPER’S RIDE, Montana Bounty Hunters series (Indie)

In the meantime, I’ve moved up Slow Rider to January 23rd!

Slow Rider

When Joe Chavez and a fellow sheriff’s deputy pull over a speeding motorcycle in the middle of the night, neither is particularly shocked to find Paraiso’s wild child, Sarah Michelson, riding bare-assed naked, nor are they surprised when she invites them to join her in a sexy threesome. Talking her way out of an embarrassing date with the county judge, who just happens to be her daddy, Sarah promises the officers the ride of their lives. Having the men turn the tables on her and introduce her to some scary D/s play, she learns some things about herself she never suspected. Too bad Joe will never see her as anything but a sexy hell cat in need of taming…

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4 comments to “Joe, Logan, and a little bit of real life…”

  1. ButtonsMom2003
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    · January 13th, 2018 at 11:58 am · Link

    I’m truly sorry to hear what your family is going through. It takes a special kind of person to do what all of you are doing. TBH, I don’t think I could do it. A good friend of mine took care of her mother who died from cancer a few years ago; she was fortunate to have a decent support system with other family members.

    Yay, for the early release of another cowboy story.



  2. Rhonda Butterbaugh
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    · January 13th, 2018 at 4:39 pm · Link

    I”m so sorry to hear about what’s going on but I totally understand. My father was placed on hospice but Mom would not put him in the nursing home. Between my mom and I, we took care of him in every way until he passed on Dec. 24th. Bless you and your family for doing this. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I can’t wait for Slow Ride to come out!



  3. Shirley Long
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    · January 13th, 2018 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Hi Delilah ~~ trust me, ya’ll will never regret the time you spend with your grandmother these last days. We did the same with my Mom and I wouldn’t trade those days for anything. Not only did I get to say a long, happy good-bye, but I also got to see the total honest abiding love of my Dad for her. It was a beautiful experience and my brother, sister and I speak of it often with smiles and a happy heart.

    Looking forward to Slow Ride.



  4. Angela
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    · January 13th, 2018 at 8:44 pm · Link

    Hi Delilah
    Just wanted to send blessings your way. Like Shirley, I took care of my mom. While there were days I was flat out exhausted, I wouldn’t trade that time with her for anything.
    You all will be glad you had this time with her. Grandma knows what she’s doing.