Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Top 20

My Top 20 from 2016

I have a confession, 2015 I read 596 books. That's a lot of flipping books. The middle of June 2016 I was on-par to hit a number pretty close to that. I was sitting at 205 when I quit smoking. I was prepared to gain some weight but I didn't realize I wouldn't be able finish a book (or 2) in one sitting. I finish the year with 307 books read.

I picked up some new favorite authors in 2016 and some of my all time favorites made return appearances. My top 20 is eclectic mix of: hot steamy smut; side splitting funny; tear jerking; thought provoking; topped with a couple of twisted evilness.

Individual Top Picks:
Hot Steamy Smut: RoomHate by Penelope Ward
Side Splitting Funny: Anything Minor by Kate Stewart
Tear Jerking: Curtis by Nicole Edwards
Thought Provoking: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Twisted Evilness (I can't pick just one!!!): King by TM Fraizer & Wolf by Jessica Gadziala

Looking forward to 2017! 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Almost announcement time

That's a terrible thing to do isn't it? It's almost time for a cover reveal and it's almost time to announce the release date. So close! Instead of leaving you with nothing, I'll be giving you little introductions and teasers. I hope you look forward to getting to know Steve and Hannah in Crazy Good Love!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Reading Wrap-up

The Holidays are here! Which means the Holiday theme books are out! I read Alexa Riley's Stealing Christmas and re-read Snow and Mistletoe just to get the season started.

I will head into December with 10 books to read to make my goal of 300 for 2016! My TBR list includes (but certainly not limited to!):
Heat Wave by Karina Halle (currently reading)
Silent Night by Lexi Buchanan 
Wicked Impulse by Chelle Bliss
Hit the Spot by J.Daniels
Rusty Nail by Lani Lynn Vale
Until Ashlyn by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Needing the Memories by Terri Anne Browning
Max by Sawyer Bennett
Everything for Her by Alexa Riley

Now for my November Reading Wrap-up, I can't pick a favorite!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Crazy Good Love

My debut novel is getting closer to being done. It is currently on round two of editing. Cover revel will be happening soon. Here is a sneak peek...

From the minute I saw him, Steve has consumed all of my thoughts and just the thought of him has influenced my actions. We didn’t officially meet until my first day on campus, but I did see him prior to that when I attended freshman orientation. He was hard not to notice: he stood 6’4”, blonde hair, blue eyes and a hard body; the perfect blend of clean cut athlete but with a little bit of bad boy mixed in. If it weren’t for the tattoos peeking out of his shirt sleeve, barbell piercing in the top of one ear I would say he looked like he belonged on a football field. To further mess with my perception of him, he’s a member of to the Phi Delta fraternity and was volunteering his time by helping out during the orientation. I was thankful they separated students and parents during the orientation; it gave me the opportunity to steal glances at the athletic bad boy...without my dad noticing.

Monday, October 31, 2016

October: Reading Wrap Up

October Reading Wrap Up

I got a little crazy this weekend, I am reading two books at the same time....not something I've done before. I'd already started The Player by Claire Contreras when the long awaited Preppy by TM Frazier came out. So if I'm being completely honest, I am current reading The Player and sneaking pages of Preppy. 

My favorite for this month, (lets face it picking a favorite for the year is going to be impossible): 
Four Letter Word by J. Daniels; followed very closely by Taming Moretti by MJ Carnal

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Editing is done

Holy crap, it is happening! So many things are falling into place and I am so excited! First of all round one edits are done! I am so thankful for everyone who has helped thus far; editing team and beta readers have been amazing.
Next, cover image has been selected! It was a hard job looking for the perfect hot guy to grace the cover of my debut novel. I had to put in a lot of overtime, I hope you will all appreciate my hard work.
Stay tune for a cover reveal and specifics on pre-orders.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

About Me

Mary Frances (Gough) Isaacs
Born and raised in Washington State (GO SEAHAWKS!)
Moved to South East Alaska in 2002
Wife to the ultimate Crazy guy-Jess (Dewey) Isaacs
Mother to 5 CRAZier kids....Three boys & two girls
Sister to four amazing and talented sisters
Daughter of the originals whom I get my craziness from

Dewey and I met while working in Duvall, Washington. We were co-workers by day, secretly dating by night; until the day he quit when I announced to all our co-workers that we'd been dating for months. One of the many things I loved about him was that he already had two CUTE kids. When we got engaged I thought it was important to be near the two older kids, who live in SE Alaska with their I had the bright idea that we should move. It was decided that we'd live in SE Alaska for 10 years, since the younger of the two kids was in second grade. I figured we'd stay until she graduated high school, she has recently graduated from college. Now the youngest of the additional crazy cute kids is in 5th grade. Maybe someday we'll move out of SE the mean time we've made it our home. (And the people here are crazier than we are, so it's okay)

By day I am the branch manager of our local credit union, by night I am either: reading, writing, parenting, cooking or cleaning. Usually in that order, thankfully my kids are old enough to make PB&J, Ramen noodles and eggs. And my husband likes to clean.....likes might be too strong of a word, but he cleans (more than I do).

In 2012 my husband had a pretty nasty accident, while trying to clean the gutters out he slid off the roof from the second story. Long sad story made short, our lives changed that day in so many ways. We have made the best of our situation and will always be thankful that he came through alive. It hasn't always been easy, which is when and why I turned to books. I have a million different quotes about reading....and they are all true.

You can't buy happiness but you can buy books and that's kind of the same thing
"One more chapter..." I whispered two hours ago.
If I had a dollar for every time I felt more emotion for a fictional character than people in real life, I could pay for the psychiatric help I obviously need.
My boyfriend is battery operated. (By a Kindle. You perv.)
I have a sleeping's called reading

You get my point, right???
My books read total for 2014, 2015 and year to date 2016: 1,400
I will deny, deny, deny that I have spent that much money on books. Kindle Unlimited, right!

June 14, 2016 after approximately 23 (minus a couple pregnancies) years as a smoker I quit! Woo hoo. Hardest damn thing I've ever done. After the initial shock to my system I quickly discovered, my brain couldn't sit still long enough to keep up with reading like I was use to. Instead, it wandered and created plot twists that never took place.

Fast forward to today....I am still reading. I still stop what I am doing to read the new releases from all my FAVORITES! I have just added writing my own to the mix. I've joined a few groups on goodreads and beta read for others that are in the same boat as me. My debut novel is currently in the hands of the editor. I'm excited, I'm nervous and I'm anxious to share it with the world.