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Eva returned to the bedchamber after removing Detective Salazar’s supper tray from the room, and asked, “Do you need anything before I retire for the night, Detective Salazar? It’s been a long day, and I’m exhausted.”
Anthony stared up at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, “You can call me Anthony, Eva.”
“Under the circumstances, I don’t think that that would be appropriate, Detective Salazar,” Eva said.
“What circumstances are we talking about, Eva?” Anthony asked.
Ignoring the fact that Detective Salazar had called her by her given name, Eva said, “I still plan on assassinating Mayor Main on the twenty-seventh.”
“Damn you, Eva!” Anthony exclaimed, quickly sitting up. Wincing, he asked, “Don’t you care what will happen to you if you go through with your plan to assassinate Mayor Main?”
“No!” Eva exclaimed. “I don’t care that I will be executed! After all, no one lives forever. Who waits forever anyway?”
Anthony stared at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, “I don’t believe you.”
“Believe what you will, Detective Salazar,” Eva said. “I’m going to bed.”
She made her way across the room towards the bedchamber door.
For some reason that he didn’t understand, Anthony gently said, “Your sister is alive, Eva.”
Eva froze.
It was several long moments before she slowly turned back around to face Detective Salazar, and asked, “What did you just say?”
Anthony stared at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, gently, “Your sister is alive.”
Glaring at Detective Salazar, Eva exclaimed, “How dare you play games with me by telling me that my sister is alive, Detective Salazar? Fuck you!”

 5/21/14-My 8th book – Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva – has joined the company of my other seven books in the Thunder Mountain Brides Series and my other Beloved books on my bookshelf. So that you’re not playing Where’s Waldo?, Eva is on the bottom shelf on the left.
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5/21/14-My 8th book – Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva – just came in the mail. Here is the front and back covers of my beautiful book. 🙂

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5/15/14-If you’re seeing Pink’s “Raise A Glass” music video, it’s because HEE-HAW!!!  🙂  Eva and Anthony – WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER – Book 8 came out today, and it’s available to buy!!!  HEE-HAW!!!  🙂  So raise a glass to Eva and Anthony!!!  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ

5/14/14-HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 I just uploaded Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva to CreateSpace!!! 🙂 It’ll be out tomorrow – May 15th!!! 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂

5/14/14-HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 To celebrate having finished FINAL EDITING (one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, and the uploading of it to CreateSpace for a May 15th release, here is the song “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, along with the lyrics:

I am unwritten
Can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning
The pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned
To not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way, no

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

5/14/14-I’m FINAL EDITING (one round) my FINAL SCENE in Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. Two pages left!!! After, I will be uploading the book to CreateSpace, and it’ll be out tomorrow!!! Writing this book has been PURE JOY and FUN!!! 🙂

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5/14/14-I had to leave for Work this morning with 3 pages left of Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva to FINAL EDIT (one round). I am going to finally finish these 3 pages right now, and then upload the book to CreateSpace. The book will be out sometime tomorrow. 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂

5/14/14-After my last book post last night, I had to go to bed – it had been a LONG, PRODUCTIVE, FUN day. Now time to FINAL EDIT (one round) the last 5 pages of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva before leaving for Work. The last 5 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very awesome!!! It’s been PURE JOY and FUN writing this book!!!

May 14

5/14/14-After my last book post last night, I had to go to bed – it had been a LONG, PRODUCTIVE, FUN day. Now time to FINAL EDIT (one round) the last 5 pages of Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva before leaving for Work. The last 5 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very awesome!!! It’s been PURE JOY and FUN writing this book!!! 🙂

5/13/14-I’m on page 95 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 5 more pages to go!!! HEE-HAW!!! The last 5 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very awesome!!! It’s been PURE JOY and FUN writing this book!!!

May13

5/13/14-I’m on page 95 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 5 more pages to go!!! HEE-HAW!!! The last 5 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very awesome!!! 🙂 It’s been PURE JOY and FUN writing this book!!! 🙂

5/13/14-I’m on page 90 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 10 more pages to go!!! HEE-HAW!!! The last 10 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very dramatic, and very, very awesome!!!

5/13/14-I’m on page 85 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 15 more pages to go!!! HEE-HAW!!! The last 15 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very dramatic, and very, very awesome!!!

5/13/14-Time to get back to Final Editing (one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. It’ll be out either tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday. HEE-HAW!!!

5/13/14-I’m on page 80 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 20 more pages to go!!! HEE-HAW!!! The last 20 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very dramatic, and very, very awesome!!!

5/13/14-I’m on page 76 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 25 more pages to go!!! HEE-HAW!!! The last 25 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very dramatic, and very, very awesome!!!

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5/13/14-I’m on page 76 of 100 of Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. 25 more pages to go!!! 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 The last 25 pages are going to be very, very exciting, and very, very dramatic, and very, very awesome!!! 🙂

5/13/14-Time to get back to Final Editing (one round) Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. It’ll be out either tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday. 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂

5/12/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out this week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/12/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out this week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/12/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out this week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/11/14-It is QUITE HILARIOUS to be reading my Final Editing (only one round) of Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva out loud. I am doing the voices of the characters, exaggerating their lines. They are CHEESY, CORNY, and OVER-THE-TOP. And they are FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS!!! 🙂 You are going to LOVE this book!!! 🙂

5/11/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/11/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/10/14-I’m on page 51 of 100 of Final Editing Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

5/10/14-Here is my front page book excerpt for Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva:

Eva returned to the bedchamber after removing Detective Salazar’s supper tray from the room, and asked, “Do you need anything before I retire for the night, Detective Salazar? It’s been a long day, and I’m exhausted.”
Anthony stared up at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, “You can call me Anthony, Eva.”
“Under the circumstances, I don’t think that that would be appropriate, Detective Salazar,” Eva said.
“What circumstances are we talking about, Eva?” Anthony asked.
Ignoring the fact that Detective Salazar had called her by her given name, Eva said, “I still plan on assassinating Mayor Main on the twenty-seventh.”
“Damn you, Eva!” Anthony exclaimed, quickly sitting up. Wincing, he asked, “Don’t you care what will happen to you if you go through with your plan to assassinate Mayor Main?”
“No!” Eva exclaimed. “I don’t care that I will be executed! After all, no one lives forever. Who waits forever anyway?”
Anthony stared at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, “I don’t believe you.”
“Believe what you will, Detective Salazar,” Eva said. “I’m going to bed.”
She made her way across the room towards the bedchamber door.
For some reason that he didn’t understand, Anthony gently said, “Your sister is alive, Eva.”
Eva froze.
It was several long moments before she slowly turned back around to face Detective Salazar, and asked, “What did you just say?”
Anthony stared at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, gently, “Your sister is alive.”
Glaring at Detective Salazar, Eva exclaimed, “How dare you play games with me by telling me that my sister is alive, Detective Salazar? Fuck you!”

5/10/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/10/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/9/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now before leaving for Work. It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/8/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/8/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/7/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/7/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now before leaving for Work. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/6/14-Since I have two more books left in the Thunder Mountain Brides Series after Eva is released, I can tell you that authors have actors in mind when creating their characters – putting a face to a name. Here are the ten actresses that I had in mind when creating:

Edith – Tiffani Thiessen

Agnes – Minnie Driver

Danny – Natalie Maines

Marjorie – Gwyneth Paltrow

Pamela – America Ferrera

Marta – Ashley Judd

Julia – Angelina Jolie

Eva – Catherine Zeta-Jones

Callie – Renee Zellweger

Liza – Jennifer Connelly

5/6/14-I’m on page 26 of 100 of Final Editing Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

5/6/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace.

5/6/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now before leaving for Work. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. 🙂 I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/5/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. BAD NEWS: It won’t be out on May 9th. GOOD NEWS: It’ll be out next week. 🙂 I already uploaded the final cover to CreateSpace. 🙂

5/5/14-Here is my final full cover for Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

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5/5/14-Here is my final back cover for Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

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5/5/14-Here is my final back cover for Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

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5/5/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now before leaving for Work. I am hoping for a May 9th release.

5/4/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. I am hoping for a May 9th release.

5/4/14-Time to continue Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva right now. I am hoping for a May 9th release. 🙂

5/3/14-Today, I start Final Editing (only one round) Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. I needed to take a break after writing it to rest my brain. But after seeing the trailer for A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST many times, I couldn’t wait to get started on Final Editing. Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva will be out by next Friday – maybe sooner. But expect a May 9th – if not sooner – release. 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂 OK – time to Final Edit!!! 🙂

4/14/14-To celebrate having finished writing Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, here is the song “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, along with the lyrics:

I am unwritten
Can’t read my mind, I’m undefined
I’m just beginning
The pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned
To not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way, no

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva has Eva and Anthony going to the beach on December 1, 1881. Here is a picture of the Santa Monica Beach in 1880:

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4/14/14-Here’s another snippet from the same scene re:  another earthquake. BTW, you’ll see the name that Sergeant Seth Johnson mentions – Amanda. 🙂 Although I feel funny about using my name as a heroine’s name, I can use my name as a mention. 🙂

Without hesitation, Eva whispered, “Yes. I’m sorry that I lied about not loving you.”
Just then, the earth shook again.
Moments later, Sergeant Seth Johnson, Jason, and the other detectives ran out of the building.
“We are closing up shop for the day,” Sergeant Seth Johnson said. “I need to be with my Amanda.”
Jason stared at Eva and Anthony for a long moment before finally saying, “Don’t let each other get away.”
Once they were alone again, Eva stared at Anthony for a long moment before finally whispering, “I love you, Anthony. I want to live forever with you.”
Anthony stared at Eva for a long moment before finally whispering, “I love you too, Eva.” He then grinned from ear to ear, and then said, “It’s too beautiful a day to waste indoors making love. Let’s go back to the house, pack a picnic basket, and change into appropriate clothes for a trip to the ocean.” He then smiled a sheepish smile, and admitted, “Besides, I’m a little too scared to stay indoors because of the earthquakes.”

4/14/14-Although we haven’t had any earthquakes for awhile – knock on wood – this scene in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva experiences another earthquake in Los Angeles, California. The date is December 1, 1881. Here’s a snippet of the scene:

“It’s a little too warm for a December morning,” Eva said.
“The weather in Los Angeles, California is very unpredictable for being warm all year round,” Anthony said.
Suddenly, as if to agree with what he had just said, the earth shook.
People ran out of the buildings, very nervous.
And he found himself holding Eva, who had thrown herself in his arms.
When Eva suddenly realized that Anthony was wearing a sling, she quickly broke free from his embrace, and said, “I’m sorry. I don’t think that I’ll ever get used to earthquakes. Maybe we should go through with the divorce.”
“What are you talking about?” Anthony asked.
Taking a deep breath, Eva said, “I came here to ask for your forgiveness, and to see if we could make this farce of a marriage work. But I really hate earthquakes.”
Anthony suddenly found himself smiling.
He stared at Eva for a long moment before finally saying, “While I won’t leave Los Angeles, I can divide my time between here and Thunder Mountain – six months here, and six months there. Would that be acceptable? I hate earthquakes, too, but it’s just something that we have to deal with for wanting to live in fantastic and beautiful place like California. Have you ever seen the ocean? It’ll be my pleasure to show it to you every day.”

4/14/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/13/14-OMG!!! 🙂 WOW!!! 🙂 I have two more scenes left to write in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva!!! 🙂 HEE-HAW!!! 🙂

4/11/14-In Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, a major supporting character is shot dead, and the person who shot this major supporting character commits suicide. Originally, I was going to have this person reconcile with his or her children. But it fits this plot better to have him/her commit suicide. I won’t tell you who these two people are – you’ll have to read the book to find out.

4/11/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/11/14-This new scene that I’m writing now in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva is the scene that is the foundation for the title of my book. Eva is about to have a death duel with a key character – can’t tell you who – you’ll have to read the book to find out. 🙂 The song that I’m posting – Sarah Brightman’s BEAUTIFUL cover version of Queen’s Who Wants To Live Forever – is how I chose the title for my book. This is the perfect song for this scene. Eva says that she’s not afraid to die – who waits forever anyway? But deep down – she doesn’t want to die. She wants to live happily ever after with Anthony. But will she if she goes through with the duel? Here is Sarah Brightman’s BEAUTIFUL cover version of Who Wants To Live Forever and the lyrics:

There’s no time for us
There’s no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams
Yet slips away from us?

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

There’s no chance for us,
It’s all decided for us,
This world has only one sweet moment
Set aside for us

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Now touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Who waits forever anyway?

4/10/14-Here’s the scene that I wrote with the THE RAIN – NOVEMBER song titled “RAIN” in Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. I am taking out the name of the person Eva’s dueling with so that I don’t give anything away. If you’ve read the previous book, you’ll know who it is. Please don’t give it away.

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
RAIN
November 26, 1881 – Eleven of the clock that night

Staring out her bedroom window at the rainy night, Eva suddenly felt her hands shaking.
No stranger to death – whether it be as an assassin or as a victim looking over her shoulder every second of every day – she had never been afraid of death.
Until now.
She did not want to die.
Placing her hand against her heart, she whispered, “Anthony.”
Closing her eyes, she suddenly pictured her and Anthony raising two boys and two girls, being visited by sixteen grandchildren, and sitting on the porch swing, watching as time passed, and the world around them changed.
Tears streamed down her face.
Opening her eyes, she suddenly realized that she could not go through with tomorrow’s duel.
If she did, then she would lose everything.
But if she didn’t go through with tomorrow’s duel, she would be letting her parents down.
Her mother had damned XXXXXXXX to hell before she had been gunned down in cold blood, and she would never forget that!
Placing one shaking hand against the cold window pane, she knew that Anthony would never forgive her.
And if she survived tomorrow’s duel, she would have to live with that for the rest of her life.

4/10/14-The scene that I’m working on now in Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva has Eva standing at her bedroom window, staring out at the rainy night. I was looking for a sad song – having to do with lost love and rain – but couldn’t find anything. And then I found this beautiful piano instrumental that is called The Rain – November. Ironically, the scene that I’m writing is set in November – on November 26, 1881. So here is the beautiful song that I found:

4/10/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing today on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. I’m almost done with the book. 🙂 I have several scenes left. WOW!!! 🙂 Writing this book has been SO AWESOME and SO FUN!!! 🙂 Here is a photo of my Jane Austen-like writing desk as I look out at this beautiful April 10th afternoon. 🙂

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4/9/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/8/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/7/14-The scene that I’m working on now in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva is called “The Fall”. Originally, a heroine – can’t say who – was going to fall down the porch steps, and miscarry her baby. While she will fall down the porch steps – due to a fight – she won’t lose her baby. And in fact, there will be a surprise – can’t say what – regarding her baby. It’s also called “The Fall” because of the fall and death of a major supporting character – can’t say who (hint:  he has two grown children who had their own stories).

4/7/14-Time to do a little more writing before going to bed. I may not be long for this night.

4/7/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/6/14-Time to do a little writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva before going to Work tonight.

4/5/14-Time to do a little more writing before going to bed. I may not be long for this night.

4/5/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!! 🙂

4/4/14-Time to do a little more writing before going to bed. I may not be long for this night.

4/4/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/3/14-It happened again! While I am the creator/author of Thunder Mountain Brides, my characters hijacked Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, and wrote this scene themselves! I did not plan for this to happen! All I’m going to say is that this scene between Eva and Anthony is the reason why my series is called Thunder Mountain Brides. 🙂

4/3/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!!

4/2/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!! 🙂

4/1/14-Here’s an earthquake snippet from my new Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva scene entitled “Think”:

“Anthony, are you all right? Why are out here this late at night?”
Anthony looked up to find Eva walking towards him, a worried expression written all over her face.
“When I didn’t find you in your bedroom, and saw that your bed was still freshly made from this morning, I looked out your bedroom window, and saw that you were out here,” Eva continued, sitting down beside Anthony on the grass.
“I’m sorry that I worried you, Eva,” Anthony said, leaning his head back against the wood pile, and staring up at the stars. “I always come out here when I need to think – no matter the time of day or night.” Turning his head to look at her, he said, “I couldn’t go to bed until you were home safe and sound.”
Eva stared at Anthony for a long moment before looking away.
He had said the word “home” – a word that should never be used between them.
Suddenly realizing what he had just said, no matter how innocent, Anthony quickly added, “Plus, we had another aftershock moments before I came outside.” Blushing, he exclaimed, “Truth be told, as much as I love living here, and working here, I am terrified of these damn earthquakes!”
Eva laughed.

4/1/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!! 🙂

3/31/14-A snippet from Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. The scene is called “Passionate Aftershocks”, and it has to do with both earthquake aftershocks and passion love-making:

Just then, the room shook.
Frightened, Eva threw her arms and legs around Anthony.
Laughing, Anthony said, “I can’t believe that Eva Viramontes, who is afraid of nothing and no one, is afraid of a little aftershock.”
Glaring up at Anthony, Eva asked, “Who said that I’m afraid of a little aftershock?”
The room shook again.
“Or two,” Eva added, still holding onto Anthony for dear life.
Taking Eva’s sweaty face in both hands, forcing her to look at him, Anthony whispered, “The earth shook from our love-making.”
When Eva smiled a shaky smile, he vowed, “I will make you forget. I will make you unafraid.”
Eva stared up at him for several long moments before finally whispering, “Make me forget. Make me unafraid.”
Anthony did just that when he took their love-making to another level of intense passion that left them both shaking and wanting more.

3/31/14-While my next scene in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva is entitled “Passionate Aftershocks” – after earthquakes, we get aftershocks – it’s not called “Passionate Aftershocks” because of the “Aftershocks” part. It’s called “Passionate Aftershocks” because of the “Passionate” part. Can you guess what’s going to happen next? It’s the part that everyone waits for in a romance novel. 🙂

3/31/14-Here is a snippet of my scene in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva entitled “Earthquake”. I am not showing the entire scene since it reveals some info. about Callie’s (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9) past. Remember, this scene takes place in Pasadena, California on November 9, 1881 – Half past four of the clock in the morning:

Suddenly, the room began to violently shake!
Several books on the bookcase toppled to the wooden floor, and the lamp on her bedside table crashed to the ground, shattered, and went up in flames.
Screaming, she quickly got out of bed, careful of the glass on the floor, grabbed the comforter from her bed, and used it to put out the fire.
To no avail.
Just then, the door to her bedroom crashed open against the wall.
While Eva Viramontes, dressed in only her nightdress, stood in the doorway to the room, a robed Detective Salazar quickly hurried over to her, helped her put out the fire, and then guided her towards the doorway.
She found herself being hugged by a frightened Eva Viramontes, who asked, “Are you all right, Callie?”
Closing her eyes, Callie said, “I- I don’t know, Eva. Get back to me in an hour or so.”
Eva and Anthony laughed.
Opening her eyes, Callie said, “I have read about earthquakes, but have never felt one before. Did you ever feel them when you lived in Mexico?”
“No,” said Eva. “But both Marta and Oliver have felt them when they have gone to a part of Mexico called Tijuana, which is just below Los Angeles.”
Pulling away from Eva, Callie looked at Detective Salazar, and said, “I think that I’m going to get my robe, slippers, and notes, and go outside onto the porch to watch the sun rise, and work on my article. We may have some aftershocks, and I think that I’ll feel safer outside.”
“While I’m frightened, I’m going to try to get some sleep since I have a long day and night ahead of me,” Eva said.
Anthony carefully entered Callie’s room, grabbed the things that she needed, and returned to the hallway to hand them to her.
“I didn’t want you to cut your feet on any glass, Callie,” he said, using her given name. “I’m used to these quakes. While you’re outside, I’ll clean up your room, and bring you a new lamp and comforter.”
“I’m sorry about the damage,” Callie said, her bottom lip trembling.
Behind her spectacles, she quickly blinked back her tears.
Placing a comforting hand on her bare arm, Anthony gently said, “Don’t ever be sorry, Callie! You did nothing wrong!”
Watching while Callie made her way down the long hallway towards the front door, Anthony said, “I wonder what happened to her.”

3/31/14-Time to move out to my Jane Austen-like desk, looking out at this beautiful March 31st day, as I write my “Earthquake” scene in Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

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3/31/14-Due to all the recent earthquakes here in Southern California, I will incorporate an earthquake into Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva since Detective Anthony Salazar is from Los Angeles/Pasadena. Since Anthony, Eva, and Callie are in Los Angeles/Pasadena at the moment, I will have them experience an earthquake. The date is November 9, 1881, and it’s half past four in the morning since earthquakes seem to happen in the wee hours of the morning. I looked at a chart of California earthquakes around 1881, and found dates close to 1881 – but not in:

1872 March 26 10:30 02:30 Owens Valley 7.4-7.8 27 36.60°N 118.06°W 1872 Lone Pine earthquake
1892 February 23 7:20 23:20 Imperial Valley 7.1-7.2 32.50°N 115.67°W 1892 Laguna Salada earthquake [15][16][17]
1892 April 19 10:50 02:50 Vacaville 6.4 1 38.24°N 122.00°W 1892 Vacaville-Winters earthquakes [18]
1892 April 21 17:43 09:43 Winters 6.4 38.30°N 121.54°W 1892 Vacaville-Winters earthquakes [19]

3/31/14-Detective Anthony Salazar (Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) works in Los Angeles, California, and lives in Pasadena, California. Here is a photo of Pasadena, California in 1880 – Scenic view of Pasadena, north on Oak from Colorado.

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3/31/14-Time to do some more AWESOME writing today on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. I have another AWESOME day off today!!! 🙂

3/30/14-In Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, Detective/Hired gun Jason Tyler (Thunder Mountain Brides: Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9) travels to Calico, Kansas – where heroine Callie Cooper (Thunder Mountain Brides: Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9) is originally from. Since Calico is a fictional (I think) town, here is a photo of Kansas in 1880 – it’s of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Depot in Topeka, Kansas.

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3/30/14-OK – I really need to get writing without any more interruptions! I am sitting at my Jane Austen-like writing desk, working on Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, while looking out at this beautiful March 30th day.

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3/30/14-I was going to write a hot love scene right now between Eva and Anthony in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, but decided to save that until later. This is why I don’t write outlines. I plan for this or that to happen, and then it changes due to plot. What I think in my head comes out different on paper. I’m going to have Eva and Anthony go to Los Angeles, California – where Anthony is from – in the next couple of scenes to hunt down someone from Eva’s past – can’t tell you who – you’ll have to read the book to find out. 🙂

3/30/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva today!!! 🙂 I have today and tomorrow off, so it’ll be writing galore!!! 🙂

3/29/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva today!!! 🙂

3/28/14-I had already planned this, but the last scene of my book Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva will have Eva and Anthony experiencing an earthquake since Anthony lives in Los Angeles, California – in 1881. Especially after tonight’s earthquake, I’ll definitely be writing this scene. 🙂

3/28/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!! 🙂

3/27/14-Here is my Shutterstock photo for my heroine Eva (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) for the front cover.

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3/27/14-Here is my Shutterstock photo for my heroine Eva (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) for the back cover.

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3/27/14-Here is my Shutterstock photo for my hero Anthony (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) for the front cover.

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3/27/14-Here is my Shutterstock photo for my hero Anthony (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) for the back cover.

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3/27/14-Here is my Shutterstock photo for my hero Anthony (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) for the back cover.

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3/27/14-I have just finished choosing which photos that I’m going to use for my models for my heroine and hero Eva and Anthony on my book cover for Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. I found Eva right away, but had to go through lots of Anthonys before I found the perfect one. I will post the photos that my cover artist Michael Hebler and I will be using in a moment.

3/26/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!! 🙂

3/25/14-Time to do some writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva before going to bed.

3/24/14-I was looking through Shutterstock photos for a model for my hero Anthony in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. I may have finally found him, and am waiting from my cover artist to tell me if the photos are fine. I already found my Shutterstock model for Eva. The trick was finding the perfect pose for Anthony for the back cover so that I could keep my model for Eva. Once the photos are approved, I’ll post what I found. This won’t be the final book cover – just the Shutterstock poses. I am so very happy with what I found for Anthony, but what I found for Eva ROCKS!!! 🙂

3/24/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document. OMG!!! I wrote some awesome, awesome scenes!!! 🙂

3/23/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document.

3/23/14-Here is the telephone conversation scene. I decided to only have it from Anthony’s P.O.V. You can only read what he’s listening to, and replying to without reading what Jason is listening to, and replying to. I was also careful on how I worded this scene so that you can’t guess who they’re talking about until you read the book:

CHAPTER TWELVE

TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Just after eleven of the clock that morning

Anthony entered the back room of the hotel, closed the door, locked it, walked over to the wall telephone, picked up the receiver, placed it to his ear, and spoke into the transmitter, shouting, “I’m here, Jason! What news do you have for me?”

            A minute later, he shouted, “I can barely hear you, Jason! This connection is terrible! Please repeat what you just said!”

            Another minute passed before he shouted, “I will warn her! In the meantime, are you sure that it’s wise for you to travel to Calico, Kansas to let Sheriff Anderson know that you are taking the job meant for Diana? He’s a very dangerous man! We don’t want her to end up dead before we’ve spoken to her, and I don’t want you to end up dead for knowing too much!”

            Another minute passed before he shouted, “I know that you can take care of yourself, Jason! And I understand that this will let Sheriff Anderson know that we’re on to him! Just be careful! Keep me posted!”

            Placing the receiver on-hook, he closed his eyes, and whispered, “Be careful, Jason. Don’t do something stupid!”

3/23/14-Working on an exciting, awesome scene in Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. Thunder Mountain, Colorado is a very wealthy town – complete with indoor plumbing, telegraph office, train… In this scene, I am introducing to you the telephone! The photo is of a telephone from 1881, so this is the one that I’ll be having Anthony use when he gets a call from Detective Jason Tyler (Thunder Mountain Brides: Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9) in Los Angeles, California. In this scene, you’ll read Anthony talking with Jason on the phone. But since it’s from Anthony’s P.O.V., you’ll only read what Anthony is hearing. Here is the 1881 phone that Anthony is using during his conversation with Jason. The date of the scene is November 3, 1881.

Gower-Bell telephone, 1881.

3/22/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document.

3/22/14-I was going to wait until the end of the book to introduce my hero for Book 9 – Thunder Mountain Brides:  Deadly Love – Callie. But since he suddenly became the partner (detective) of Detective Anthony Salazar, my hero in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, he will have two key scenes before the end of the book. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Jason Tyler was planned as a hired gun (by Sheriff Bill Anderson of Calico, Kansas – Callie Cooper’s husband) to go after Callie, and kill her. He still is. Jason Tyler also happens to be Edith’s (Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Outlaw Schoolteacher – Edith) ex-lover, and the father of the dead Johnny Tyler, 18 (who was featured in Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Outlaw Schoolteacher – Edith, and was Edith’s lover when she was known as Maggie, and running around with the outlaw Benton Gang). Jason Tyler is an ex-outlaw turned detective – a bad guy turned good guy who’s still a bad guy, but also a good guy, who becomes good – and stays that way – once he meets Callie (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9). Hope that makes sense. 🙂

3/22/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing this morning on Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva as I sit at my Jane Austen-like desk, and look out at this March 22nd (Spring) morning. Will we get some rain? At the rate that I’m writing this book, it should be out in April. This would be my first April release.

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3/21/14-This is the first building of the Los Angeles Times in 1881. This is the building where Detectives Anthony Salazar (Book 8 – Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva) and Jason Tyler (Book 9 – Thunder Mountain Brides: Deadly Love – Callie) work. They and their team work in the basement of this building.

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3/21/14-While working on a scene in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, I just figured out my hero for Book 9 – Thunder Mountain Brides:  Deadly Love – Callie. Jason Tyler was planned as a hired gun (by Sheriff Bill Anderson of Calico, Kansas – Callie Cooper’s husband) to go after Callie, and kill her. While he still is, a scene that I’m working on now in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva has Anthony mentioning that Jason Tyler is his partner (detective) in Los Angeles, California. Jason Tyler also happens to be Edith’s (Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Outlaw Schoolteacher – Edith) ex-lover, and the father of the dead Johnny Tyler, 18 (who was featured in Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Outlaw Schoolteacher – Edith, and was Edith’s lover when she was known as Maggie, and running around with the outlaw Benton Gang).

3/21/14-Being Jane Austen-like at my writing desk while working on AWESOME scenes for Thunder Mountain Brides: Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, staring out at this beautiful, cool, Spring (March 21st) day.

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3/20/14-While I can’t give away a major plot point in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva – you’ll have to read the book to find out what it is – I can tell you this:  Eva leaves a luxurious hotel suite that she is forced to share with Anthony, and moves into a single room at Miss Mabel’s Boarding House – where Callie (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9) resides. Here’s a snippet of this scene:

CHAPTER SIX

THE NEW BOARDER

Nine of the clock that night

Sitting in the parlor at Miss Mabel’s Boarding House, Callie looked up from the fashion magazine that she was reading, and stared at the tall, dark-haired woman standing in the doorway for a long moment before finally saying, “You must be the new boarder.”

            “I wanted to know where the kitchen was so that I can make a pot of hot tea to drink after my bath,” Eva said. “But everyone is either out, or locked away in their rooms.” Smiling, she joked, “They must have heard that I was coming, and got scared.”

3/20/14-Time to do some AWESOME writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva at my Jane Austen-like writing desk while looking out at this beautiful first day of Spring.

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3/19/14-WOW! Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva is getting very, very exciting! 🙂 1)Callie (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Deadly Love – Callie – Book 9) has been asked to write articles about Eva (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva – Book 8) and Liza (Thunder Mountain Brides:  In Name Only – Liza – Book 10), and 2)Eva (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva – Book 8) and Marta and Oliver (Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta – Book 7) will be asked to testify against Mayor Main and the other assassins (from Los Verdes, Mexico) still living in exchange for not being tried and executed. What will happen? Stay tuned!

3/19/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document.

3/18/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document.

3/17/14-Time to do some writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

3/16/14-Time to copy and paste what I wrote yesterday during my Work breaks on my iPhone Notepad to my Word Document.

3/15/14-I will mention that my hero in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, Anthony Salazar – originally named Julian, but changed to Anthony because the name Julian was too close to the name Julia – is a Detective from Los Angeles, California, originally from Mexico. Here is what Los Angeles, California looked like in 1881, compared to what it looks like today. The photo is of Broadway looking South across Temple Street 1881 and now:

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3/15/14-I worked on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever on my Work Breaks, but will copy and paste it into my Word Document when I wake up in the morning since I’m watching Charlotte Gray Starring Cate Blanchett right now.

3/15/14-Time to do some writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva before leaving for Work. Now I can really focus on Eva and Anthony’s story. 🙂

3/14/14-Time to do some writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. Now I can really focus on Eva and Anthony’s story. 🙂

3/14/14-Here is the final scene between Marta and Oliver dealing with my Oliver/Heidi mistake. Now that this is finally corrected, I can focus on Eva and Anthony’s story:

NO SIGNS OF REMORSE

Eight of the clock that morning

Walking down the hallway towards Eva’s hotel room, Marta asked, “Does Eva know the truth about you and Heidi?”

            Without hesitation, Oliver said, “Yes.” He then looked at Marta, and said, “I tried to forgive Heidi for what she had said about my mother. I prayed to God and my mother to guide me. I know now why they didn’t send me any signs. I thought about the differences between Heidi calling my mother a whore, and me calling you a whore. When I called you a whore, I was angry. And I was hurt. When Heidi called my mother a whore, she was angry. But she wasn’t hurt. And there were no signs of remorse.” Staring down at the Persian carpet, he was silent for a long moment before finally saying, “That’s why I didn’t feel sad when she died. She was an evil person who committed heinous crimes.” Looking at Marta, he asked, “Does that make me just as evil?”

            Glaring at Oliver, Marta exclaimed, “Oliver Medina, don’t ever compare yourself to Heidi again!” Her gaze softening, she said, “While we have committed heinous crimes, we have remorse for every heinous crime that we have committed. We never asked to become assassins. We had no choice.”

            Coming to Eva’s hotel room door, she stared at him for a long moment before finally whispering, “Despite what Heidi had done, I’m so very, very sorry about your sister.”

            Sudden tears flooded Oliver’s eyes.

            Staring down at his wife, he whispered, “You have a beautiful, beautiful heart, and a beautiful, beautiful soul.”

            Taking her in his arms, he passionately kissed her.

            Long moments passed before he reluctantly broke their kiss.

            They stared at each for a momemt.

            And then, Marta raised one shaking hand, and knocked on Eva’s hotel room door.

3/14/14-Time to do a little more writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. Although this is a new scene, it’s a small continuation of my Oliver/Marta mistake. It’s only a few lines, so I’ll post the snippet of the scene. And then, I can put this mistake behind me, and focus on Eva and Anthony’s story.

3/13/14-Here’s the scene that fixes the mistake that I had made in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta. In Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva, Oliver tells Marta his secret. I decided to reveal the falling out now so that I can get this mistake out of the way, and focus on Eva and Anthony’s story. At least this has been taken care of. Here’s the scene:

CHAPTER ONE

THE TRUTH ABOUT HEIDI AND ME

Dawn

Marta sat up in bed when Oliver quickly entered the hotel room, closed the door, and locked it.

She stared at Oliver for a moment before asking, “What’s wrong?”

“Eva is in the lobby,” Oliver said.

Quickly throwing back the covers, and getting out of bed, Marta asked, “Did she see you?”

“No,” Oliver said. “I was able to make it back up the stairs without her seeing me.”

Walking over to the bed, he sat down on the edge of it, and put his head in his hands.

Marta stared down at her husband for a moment before sitting down on the bed beside him, and asking, “Oliver, what is it?”

Oliver was silent for a long moment before finally looking at Marta, and saying, “You’re going to hate me when I tell you the truth about Heidi and me.”

Marta stared at Oliver for a moment before asking, “The truth about you and Heidi? What do you mean, Oliver?”

Taking his wife’s hand in his, and praying that she’d forgive him, Oliver was silent for a long moment before finally saying, “My mother had gotten pregnant again when I was almost seventeen. In order to keep her pregnancy a secret from the entire town, she had left town for nine months. I had told everyone that she had gone to take care of her ill sister. After the baby was born, she sold it to a couple by the last name of Churas.”

He watched as Marta’s dark brown eyes widened.

She was silent for a long, long moment before finally whispering, “Hei- Heidi was the baby. Hei- Heidi was your sister.”

Oliver was silent for a long moment before saying, “The only one who knew the truth was Hunter. I needed him to help us so that my mother and Heidi wouldn’t be shamed.” He stared down at the floor, and whispered, “I still regret that we sold her to a family who cruelly abused her.”

Taking her husband’s hand in hers, Marta ordered, “Look at me, Oliver Medina!”

Slowly, Oliver lifted his head to stare into his wife’s dark brown eyes – her soul.

Gently smiling, Marta said, “I understand why you kept this secret from me, Oliver. I remember your mother. She was a wonderful and beautiful woman. She paid a painful price when she bore you out of wedlock, and wasn’t about to do it again. I am not angry.”

Taking his wife in his arms, Oliver was silent for a long moment before finally saying, “When Hunter and Danny came to Los Verdes, Mexico to find you, Heidi and I were very, very close. And then, shortly before our ordeal with Father Patrick, we had a falling out. I wanted to tell you the truth, but I couldn’t. After our falling out, it was no longer about protecting Heidi. It was only about protecting my mother – may God rest her soul.”

“What was your falling out about, Oliver?” Marta asked, looking up at him.

He was silent for another long moment before finally saying, “What Heidi had said to me should have been a red flag warning. But because of my growing feelings for you, I missed the signs.” Taking a deep breath, he said, “Heidi called my mother a fucking whore and cunt. I told her that I would never forgive her, and that I never wanted to see her again. I wish that I had told you. I’m sorry, Marta,” he whispered. “I’m especially sorry because I had called you a whore.”

Taking her husband’s face in her hands, forcing him to look at her, Marta whispered, “I love you, Oliver.”

And then, she passionately kissed him.

3/13/14-OK – I figured out how to fix this huge mistake about Oliver and Heidi being brother and sister. I can go ahead and mention it in case you catch this mistake when reading Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta. Heidi was adopted by a family after her real mother – Oliver’s mother – couldn’t take care of her. Because the pregnancy – and adoption – was kept quiet, no one knew the truth – except Hunter. Although they’re very close in Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Devil and The Lord – Danny, there’s a scene that we don’t see/read that causes them to become estranged – way before he learns the truth about her in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta. Oliver will reveal this scene to Marta later in the story. To protect Heidi and his dead mother’s secret, Oliver had to keep this secret – especially from Marta.

3/13/14-I made a mistake that can be fixed. In Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Devil and The Lord – Danny, I wrote that Oliver and Heidi were brother and sister. Obviously, I forgot all about this in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta. At first, I was like Oh, Crap!!! 😦 Look what happens when you write seven out of ten books! But not to fear! I’ll think of something to write in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva to clear this up since Oliver and Heidi were supposed to be close, and obviously weren’t in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta. OK – I’ll have to create a scene that has Oliver telling Marta something that he hadn’t told her in Thunder Mountain Brides:  Complicated – Marta. And this is cool since I never know where my plots and characters are going to take me until I’m writing them.

3/13/14-Time to do some writing on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva.

3/12/14-Here is the quote for the quote page towards the front of my book for Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva:

“I am the punishment of God…If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”

 

– Genghis Khan

3/12/14-Although Thunder Mountain Brides:  The Rose and The Thorn – Julia has only been out one day, I am already itching to start work on Thunder Mountain Brides:  Who Wants To Live Forever – Eva. First – my hero was originally named Julian. But after writing a book with a heroine named Julia, I thought that it was too close in names. So, I changed Julian to Anthony. Second – the title comes from not the original song sung by Queen, written by Brian May, but from the cover version sung by Sarah Brightman. Here is Sarah’s beautiful version – with lyrics:

There’s no time for us
There’s no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams
Yet slips away from us?

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

There’s no chance for us,
It’s all decided for us,
This world has only one sweet moment
Set aside for us

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Now touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Who waits forever anyway?