By Cailin Briste
I am messy. There’s just no getting around it. I actually cleaned up for the photos that accompany this article. My desk reflects my creative process. It’s actually a two-person desk created by my husband from Ikea parts so that we could sit side by side. That changed when he decided to buy a projector TV to use as his computer screen. He lounges on the bed with his laptop, watching men shooting guns and retrofitting their RVs.
Never leave a space empty near me. I will ooze into it until it is completely covered with my stuff. In this case my jewelry making supplies, which take up more than half of my total desk. (I should note this is my working area. I have bins full of neatly stored beads and findings.) The author portion of my desk is confined to some shelf space for my Chicago Manual of Style and other useful books plus my gigantic touch screen computer. I have Fuchs Dystrophy, so that 27-inch screen comes in handy in the morning, my preferred writing time, when my eyes are too foggy to see clearly. Even then I keep my Word view at 125%.
When my eyes clear and I’ve written my word count for the day, I play with ideas for what to make with the beads to the right of my computer. Currently there are four strands laying out, some gorgeous citrine rondelles, keshi pearls, hessonite garnet, and egg shell chalcedony. The pearls will be earrings. Then it’s time for author business, working on promos, creating covers or ads for my books, Facebooking, and whatever else is on my to do list.
If you eliminated the jewelry mess, I could get by with a much smaller desk. That’s what the future holds. We’re taking early retirement and buying a fifth wheel to live in full time, touring the country, visiting friends, and keeping up with our far-flung family. I figure there are two good incentives not to make a mess of our RV. Every part of the vehicle will be used for something, so I won’t be able to repurpose it for my own clutter. And I won’t be able to leave things lying around, because when we drive off everything will go sliding onto the floor. That’s my theory. We’ll see how it turns out.
Cailin Briste Bio:
Cailin Briste writes science fiction suspense romance. Her first series is set in the Tallavan sector of the Federation where the men of Tallav are the marshals that provide protection and justice to the planets in this far off the beaten path are of space. While fighting crime, they also must come to terms with matriarchal system of their home planet, Tallav. Tricky because each is heavily involved in the BDSM lifestyle. Book one is her Dom, book two is her male submissive, and book three due out in July 2018 is her sadist.
Her second series, A Thief in Love Suspense Romance series, began with a cat burglar who puts together a team to steal priceless art and antiquities from other thieves. Sebastian is a Robin Hood character whose Maid Marion is his equal on the rooftops of their futuristic city. The second in the series is the love story of two others on his team, Cade and Bassinae. Once again the team are breaking into someone’s home to take back something that rightfully belongs to someone else, but this time they are also trying to stop a murder.
More books in each series are coming as is a new series about a pair of dragon shifters hatched from the same egg and the man they love, bounty hunter Brody Simmons.
How to Steal the Pharaoh’s Jewels blurb
Cade’s fantasy is to seduce his best friend if he isn’t murdered first.
His comfortable routine as a member of Sebastian St. Croix’s cat burglar team is shattered the day he’s pinned in a crushed car. In a moment of clarity, before everything goes dark, he realizes he’s in love with his best friend, a woman who has sworn off intimate relationships for life.
It’s taken Bassinae years to overcome a past filled with physical abuse and embrace the truth that she is a powerful, capable woman in her own right. Tamping down a case of nerves, she’s ready to take on a larger role as a thief in Sebastian’s next caper. If only Cade would stop acting like a lovelorn idiot. She needs her best friend’s support to help steal the Pharaoh’s jewels.
Set in the distant future, this sci-fi suspense romance has action and adventure as well as a sizzling romance.
Release date: April 23
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