Captivating Blog Posts

Rose on pageAs an author, you would think that writing Blog posts would be easy for me. Nope, I never know what to write. If a book is coming out then it’s easy for me to figure out what needs to be said. But, when I just want to connect with my readers, I agonize over what to put in front of you.

So I’m going to ask you, my reader. What do you want in my blog posts? (Please leave a comment with your answers)

Here are some ideas:   Writing tips

                                    Personal Inspiration Stories

                                    In-depth character reviews

                                    Pet stories

                                    Daily diary tales

                                    Quotes

                                    Poetry

I’m sure there are many more topics not listed.

I need to hear from you! I want to connect and I need help doing so. I feel like the girl at the dance that nobody notices. Let’s dance, give me a topic. I’ll share what I know and you can pick my brain clean.

I’m waiting to hear from you,

Caryn

Book Trailer – Trapped In Shadow

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Book Four in the Shadow Walker Tribe Romance Series

Stacey Johnson is all about secrets. She’s an operative for the government and kills people on command. Love has no place in her life. Even when she dreams about Hugh Thunder Hoof, the one man who makes her wish for a different lifestyle. With him she can believe that happy endings are possible.

Hugh Thunder Hoof, Shadow Walker, left the service after being injured. Now he walks with a slight limp. The one thing he still craves from that crazy lifestyle is his last partner, Stacey Johnson. When she shows up in his life five years later, he thinks he’ll finally get his wish. But Stacey isn’t going to make it easy on him and once again when the mission is finished she disappears. Only this time, he’s going after her.

Now available:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Shadow-Walker-Romance-Series-ebook/dp/B01D6NA95S

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/trapped-in-shadow

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/trapped-in-shadow/id1102557637?mt=11

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trapped-in-shadow-caryn-moya-block/1123656995?ean=2940152966640

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/628966

It’s Here – Trapped In Shadow

Now Available

Trapped in Shadow by Caryn Moya Block

I loved writing this book and stepping into the minds of Hugh Thunder Hoof and Stacey Johnson. They kept me on an adventure and I never knew where they were going to take me next. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing it.

     

                                                          Trapped In ShadowTrappedinShadow_Medium2

Book Four in the Shadow Walker Tribe Romance Series

Stacey Johnson is all about secrets. She’s an operative for the government and kills people on command. Love has no place in her life. Even when she dreams about Hugh Thunder Hoof, the one man who makes her wish for a different lifestyle. With him she can believe that happy endings are possible.

Hugh Thunder Hoof, Shadow Walker, left the service after being injured. Now he walks with a slight limp. The one thing he still craves from that crazy lifestyle is his last partner, Stacey Johnson. When she shows up in his life five years later, he thinks he’ll finally get his wish. But Stacey isn’t going to make it easy on him and once again when the  mission is finished she disappears. Only this time, he’s going after her.

Now available:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Shadow-Walker-Romance-Series-ebook/dp/B01D6NA95S

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/trapped-in-shadow

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/trapped-in-shadow/id1102557637?mt=11

 Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trapped-in-shadow-caryn-moya-block/1123656995?ean=2940152966640

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/628966

 

Sneak Peek #3 – Trapped In Shadow – Coming April 25, 2016

Sneak Peek #3:

There’s nothing like an imminent assassination to kill the mood. Hugh watched Stacey pace in Raven’s office. He leaned against the wall, his arms crossed over his chest. She’d insisted they stop “lying around in bed” and figure out what to do about Nadezhda. Right after she’d promised to leave this life behind.

 

      April 25, 2016 release.

                                                          Trapped In ShadowTrappedinShadow_Medium2

Book Four in the Shadow Walker Tribe Romance Series

Stacey Johnson is all about secrets. She’s an operative for the government and kills people on command. Love has no place in her life. Even when she dreams about Hugh Thunder Hoof, the one man who makes her wish for a different lifestyle. With him she can believe that happy endings are possible.

Hugh Thunder Hoof, Shadow Walker, left the service after being injured. Now he walks with a slight limp. The one thing he still craves from that crazy lifestyle is his last partner, Stacey Johnson. When she shows up in his life five years later, he thinks he’ll finally get his wish. But Stacey isn’t going to make it easy on him and once again when the  mission is finished she disappears. Only this time, he’s going after her.

Now available for Pre-Order:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Shadow-Walker-Romance-Series-ebook/dp/B01D6NA95S

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/trapped-in-shadow

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/trapped-in-shadow/id1102557637?mt=11

 Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trapped-in-shadow-caryn-moya-block/1123656995?ean=2940152966640

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/628966

Sneak Peek #2 – Trapped In Shadow – Coming April 25, 2016

Sneak Peek #2:

Stacey grabbed at the hand holding her. She wanted to tell him she was fine. The words wouldn’t come. He destroyed her. His love ripped her apart and put her back together again. She didn’t know who she was anymore. The only thing she did know was that she couldn’t lose him.

 

      April 25, 2016 release.

                                                          Trapped In ShadowTrappedinShadow_Medium2

 Book Four in the Shadow Walker Tribe Romance Series

Stacey Johnson is all about secrets. She’s an operative for the government and kills people on command. Love has no place in her life. Even when she dreams about Hugh Thunder Hoof, the one man who makes her wish for a different lifestyle. With him she can believe that happy endings are possible.

Hugh Thunder Hoof, Shadow Walker, left the service after being injured. Now he walks with a slight limp. The one thing he still craves from that crazy lifestyle is his last partner, Stacey Johnson. When she shows up in his life five years later, he thinks he’ll finally get his wish. But Stacey isn’t going to make it easy on him and once again when the  mission is finished she disappears. Only this time, he’s going after her.

Now available for Pre-Order:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Shadow-Walker-Romance-Series-ebook/dp/B01D6NA95S

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/trapped-in-shadow

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/trapped-in-shadow/id1102557637?mt=11

 Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trapped-in-shadow-caryn-moya-block/1123656995?ean=2940152966640

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/628966

 

Sneak Peek #1 – Trapped In Shadow – Coming April 25, 2016

  Sneak Peek #1:

“You touch one hair on Hugh’s head and more than my covers will be blown.” Each word was followed with a poke to the chest. “I’ll leak every dirty little secret you hold dear, including the fact you married a Russian spy. Tell me, Dad. Did you have her murdered when you found out?”

  

  April 25, 2016 release.

                                                          Trapped In ShadowTrappedinShadow_Medium2

 Book Four in the Shadow Walker Tribe Romance Series

Stacey Johnson is all about secrets. She’s an operative for the government and kills people on command. Love has no place in her life. Even when she dreams about Hugh Thunder Hoof, the one man who makes her wish for a different lifestyle. With him she can believe that happy endings are possible.

Hugh Thunder Hoof, Shadow Walker, left the service after being injured. Now he walks with a slight limp. The one thing he still craves from that crazy lifestyle is his last partner, Stacey Johnson. When she shows up in his life five years later, he thinks he’ll finally get his wish. But Stacey isn’t going to make it easy on him and once again when the  mission is finished she disappears. Only this time, he’s going after her.

Now available for Pre-Order:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Shadow-Walker-Romance-Series-ebook/dp/B01D6NA95S

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/trapped-in-shadow

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/trapped-in-shadow/id1102557637?mt=11

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trapped-in-shadow-caryn-moya-block/1123656995?ean=2940152966640

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/628966

 

April – National Poetry Month

April – National Poetry Month

I love to showcase New Authors! Here is a wonderful poem from a lady in my writer’s group, Laurel Van Horn. When she read this piece to our group, I knew I needed to publish it on my blog in honor of National Poetry Month. Ah… April.

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April, Showers, Etc.

by Laurel Van Horn

 

Lion-like March gives way

to lamby April – which arrives in warming sun and showers –

its spontaneity intact.

And, what a fertile subject it has proved for poets –

 

Like a gloomy-doomy T.S. Eliot pondering a cruel, conflicted April

with its lilacs and rain and messing about

with our “memories and desires”;

 

Like a gregarious Chaucer setting off with a motley gaggle of Canterbury pilgrims

a Medieval reality show in the making –

once April’s sweet showers have made a muck of March’s dryness;

 

Like a paternalistic Sir William Watson claiming that

April’s tears are those of a frivolous young girl,

just as its laughter is;

 

Or, like a quirky, outside-the-box e.e. cummings teasing us about

a slutty, wet-legged April in a mud-splattered skirt;

whereas, a courtly John Masefield, bowing to a gracious and elegant April,

calls her “Lady April” and doffs his hat as well.

 

And, what of me, the humblest of poets?

 

I say that April is all the things that any poet has ever said about her and more,

but that Shakespeare, of course, might have said it best –

that April “hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

 

(Laurel Van Horn is a former teacher, having taught English for twenty-three years at Rappahannock County High School. She retired in 2010 and just recently began writing again after having joined the Windmore Foundation’s writing group, Pen to Paper, and being inspired by all the terrific writers she has met. Culpeper has been her home for over 33 years and continues to be a wonderful place to live.)

Poetry – In Hard Times

I normally wait to post my poetry in April for National Poetry Month. But I find that when things take a downturn in my life my words come in poems to express my sorrows.

In February one of my Shetland Sheepdogs died. Her name was Truly. Even now I tear up when I face her absence. She was a wonderful companion and the following poetry came about because of her loss.

Truly

Time

Time

slips away

like sand through my fingers

until suddenly

gone

 

Passing On

Warm arms lift

Holding you cradled to a

Heartbeat of love.

Angel wings unfurl

You are flying

Away from Earth

Into another step of your journey

And a new beginning.

 

Truly (dogs)

They come to you with licks

of love for your hands and face.

Embrace their unconditional love now

as their joy washes over you.

For time is fleeting and one day

they’ll be gone and you will miss

those tail wags and sloppy kisses.

 

Love is Complicated

Book heart

Wow! Here it is February and I haven’t written a blog since the New Year. I’m so sorry. Life has been kind of exciting around here, to the point where I had to move my deadline for “Trapped In Shadow” back to March. Still not sure of the exact release date, but I will let you know as it gets closer.

For those of you who are signed up for my newsletter, you’ve seen pictures of my granddaughter, Amilya. She was born a preemie and had a hard time coming into the world. She and I bonded while she was still in the womb and I delight in every second we have together. So when my son said he was taking his family to live in Florida, I was heartbroken.

I had been doing so well with my writing, too. Up to Chapter 14 in “Trapped” and planning four or five more. Now however, I am grieving the loss and break up of my family and have a hard time even thinking of what words to put on the paper. I’m afraid it may take me a couple of weeks to get my mojo back.

You probably think that’s funny since I’m writing this blog without a problem. But the truth is, writing this blog helps me get some of my emotions out so I can move on. I keep reminding myself that the world is different from when I was a child. We have Facetime and Skype now. I may not be able to hold Amilya, but chances are with some effort on my part she won’t forget me.

So bear with me. I will get my act together soon and the next and possibly last Shadow Walker book will come your way. I know you’ll love Hugh and Stacey’s story.

Caryn

 

Merry Christmas Lycan Style

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From my house to yours,

Caryn Moya Block

I found this wonderful wolf statue in Ohio. Of course I asked Santa to bring me one. I love Christmas! The lights, gifting presents and most of all the LOVE. I wish I could give all of my fans a special gift this year. So here is a Christmas Carol for you, Lycan Style. Enjoy!

12 Days of Christmas Lycan Style

 

On the First day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a mating bond attached to my heart.

On the Second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: two twin girls and

On the Third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Three cozy dens.

On the Fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Four Lada-Nivas.

On the Fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Five Asena Blessings.

On the Sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Six pack members mated.

On the Seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Seven young pups playing

On the Eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eight English pack members

On the Ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Nine cakes of Pryaniki

On the Tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Ten bowls of Kutya

On the Eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Eleven Pork Steaks

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Twelve Christmas Wishes

New Release:

When Lycans meet Shadow Walkers.

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Book Eleven of the Siberian Volkov Pack Romance Series

Cross-Over to Shadow Walker Series

 

Sergei Sokolov, Siberian Lycan, is surprised when the mating bond snaps into place and connects him to a woman being attacked in Moscow. Knowing he may lose his destined mate sends him running to rescue her.

Lindy Quiet Thunder, Shadow Walker, is investigating strange lapses of lost time in a team of Marines. While taking the unit to Moscow for a little R&R, Lindy is attacked. As she loses consciousness her mind connects to her mate. Who is behind the attack and will her mate find her in time?

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