• A Sasquatch by any other name would smell as…yeah, bad. #Paranormal #Romance #Shifter #findingbigfoot

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    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a frequently referenced part of William Shakespeare‘s play Romeo and Juliet – Wikipedia 

    Juliet had the right idea. Sometimes it doesn’t matter if your love interest is in the rival family or gang or clan or…a Sasquatch because love wins, my friend.

    My latest novel is a sexy Sasquatch shifter story. Shifted in Seattle and answers all sorts of questions for believers and nonbelievers alike, such as:

    Why has no one ever, in all these many years of stories and searching and sightings, captured a Bigfoot. Dead or alive?

    Why have there been no Bigfoot bones excavated?

    Why do nearly every nation and native peoples have Bigfoot stories passed down through oral tradition since time immemorial?

    Sasquatch is the most universally common name for the enigmatic, hairy, humanoid creature, which has eluded capture for centuries if not longer. The term Bigfoot wasn’t coined until 1958 when a set of mysterious tracks were found in Del Norte County, California.

    The Yeti is considered an entirely different beast. As is the Abominable Snowman. Even so, it’s my contention that they are all the same species, carefully concealed through the years by a curious ability and the help of native peoples.

    In China, they are known as Fei Fei and Ye Ren, which means Wild Man. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they are known as Mystery Apes. In Australia, they are the Yowie. Brazilians call them Mapinguari.*

    No matter what flavor of Sasquatch you have in your neck of the woods, know one thing; Sasquatches need love too.

    Shifted in Seattle – Coming Oct. 3, 2016

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
    Until now.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.

     

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    *Source material Special Newsweek Edition BIGFOOT Topix Media Specials January 23, 2016

  • reSearching Sasquatch for Shifted In Seattle #Bigfoot #paranormal #romance

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    I did a lot of research for my sexy Sasquatch shifter story, Shifted in Seattle, before choosing my book’s setting. For most of us, the first place we think of when we picture a Bigfoot is probably the Pacific Northwest. So much lush secluded territory up there. If ever there was a place a Sasquatch could hide for a few centuries, that is it!

    The Lummi Nation features prominently in my story and guess what? There have been Bigfoot sightings there through the years.

    You can read three original newspaper articles about a few of the sightings here:

    * The Vancouver Sun, Wednesday, November 12, 1975, “Now It’s Sasquatch vs. the Indians”

    * San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, November 12, 1975,“Residents of a Pacific Northwest Indian Reservation Report a rash of sighting of Bigfoot”

    * Seattle Times, Saturday, November 15, 1975, “Sasquatch Reports Stir Up Reservation”

    There’s a reason Sasquatches hang around Indian reservations. Find out why..

    Shifted in Seattle – Coming Oct. 3, 2016

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
    Until now.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.

     

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  • When a Missed Connections ad leads to finding Bigfoot… #PNR #shifter # romance

    Shifted in Seattle all begins with this real-life Seattle Craigslist Missed Connections ad.

    H.P. Lovecraft: Stand-Up Comedian – m4w (Annex Theater) – Seattle

    Tuesday night, after the show, you and I flirted while in line for the bathroom. We agreed that even if the staff had to clean up a blood sacrifice, the place was still nicer than the streets below.

    You smiled at me as you took off, but there was no chance for me to get your name.

    Buy you a drink sometime? We might as well enjoy ourselves before Cthulhu rises…

    After seeing that ad, my writer wheels started turning. Seattle? Hmmm…lots of Sasquatch sightings in the Seattle area. What if…

    And a book was born.

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
    Until now.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.

     

    PRE-ORDER HERE

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    Here are a few real-life Craiglist Missed Connections read for dramatic effect by my friends at The Mystery Hour.

     

    Have you ever placed or answered a Missed Connections ad? How did it turn out?

     


  • Your worst first date probably didn’t end with a Sasquatch #paranormal #bigfoot #romance

    I’ll be honest. I was trying to count exactly how many first dates I’ve ever had… I think it was ten. And they were all from 1985-1988. So yeah, it’s been a while.

    Shifted in Seattle begins with a first date that goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong. I polled my Facebook friends and fans about their disastrous first dates, and here’s what they had to say. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but other times…it all ends with a Sasquatch.

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    OMG. So what made mine SO bad was I married the guy and it was the worst 15 years of my life! Be warned, if the date is bad… it’s a SIGN. A BIG sign. Ugh…- Anonymous #1

    I was stood up twice in the same night — by the same guy. I also had a guy hand me a 5 page single spaced typed treatise on why women should pay their own way on a date. God, I’m glad I’m married. –Anonymous #2

    A guy I had dated told me a friend of his would be perfect for me. So I went for drinks with both of them. They both got drunk. I had to drive home. Plus, the guy he thought I would like was wearing these weird blue jean with blocks of denim. I vowed I would never see him again. But I did. We were married 9 months later and had 33 years of (mostly) happy times until he passed suddenly on 2014.  -Anonymous #3

    Ok. So I went on a date with a guy that said, I’m leaving in a few weeks. ( we all know what that means) so I said well I’m leaving tomorrow. Nervous because I’d never done this before so quick I hit my friend with the car when she was getting out. He got to my house. Got butt naked and passed out. I called my friend in horror because he had a full bush. She talked me into trimming it down and waxing him. That was before I was an esthetician. He woke up screaming. With half a bush and darted out the door. And my best friend saw him a week later and was like… So you’re the one Precious got ahold of huh? – Not-so-Anonymous Precious

    Blind date shows up to take me out to Cracker Barrel. He looked NOTHING like his photo and was very unattractive. He had Tourette’s syndrome and he rocked back and forth, grimacing and making grunting noises. He only talked about oysters the entire time- how to grow oysters, cook oysters, oyster recipes, etc… During the meal, his dentures fell out of his mouth! Then he made me pay for my own food. Then he went out to his car (where a box of wine was waiting on the floorboard) and he got drunk. Before he left, he said, “I just want you to know that in case a relationship develops between us, that I REALLY LIKE OYSTERS.” It was the most traumatizing date ever. LOL. I felt like I was in a Monty Python skit. –Anonymous #4

    Sure… went to lunch once with a very nice man (blind date whose relative had been trying to set us up for a long time) and enjoyed listening to stories about his ex-wife for the entire afternoon. –Anonymous #5

    We went to see “Hot Shots,” the most embarrassing, stupid spoof ever. Then, when he dropped me off, he pinned me against the door to force me to kiss him. Sorry, no. The whole date was a mistake, and he stalked me as I worked as a carhop at Sonic (where we met) and asked why I wasn’t returning his calls, after that. Yikes. –Anonymous #6

    My worst date was a blind date. He showed up late to a group date, looked like he crawled out from under brush and talked about his ex the whole time. I ordered chicken, He left and stuck our hosts and me with the bill. We laughed about it was so bad. –Anonymous #7

    I went to insomnia cinema to see her choice. The Hills Have Eyes (horrid). Like the worst movie ever. It was a sign! 30 years later and she still likes to pick the flick. They aren’t all duds but I’ve seen some cheeky, geeky, campy stuff! – My husband

     

    What about you? Have you ever experienced a disastrous first date?

    Read how it all started for Ruby and Ethan here: Shifted First Chapter

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.
    Until now.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.

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  • Pre-Order Shifted in Seattle: A sexy Sasquatch shifter story. #paranormal #romance

    At long last, we have a publishing date!!! Shifted in Seattle will publish in ALL FORMATS Monday, October 3, 2016. Yes, that means Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon, Smashwords and wherever and however else you could possibly download and read it. I want to make this convenient for you, friend because Sasquatches need love too.

    But, but, but, you say. That’s FOREVER FROM NOW. Easy now, don’t get your Jack Links in a twist. I know you’ve been waiting FOREVER, but this will give me time to tell you the story behind THE STORY. You won’t believe all the fun stuff I discovered while researching my Bigfoot story. In fact, you might just want to subscribe to this blog right up there in the right-hand corner or perhaps HERE so you don’t miss a post.

    While you’re up there, subscribe to my newsletter too because I have some prizes I’ll be giving away in the coming weeks to newsletter subscribers ONLY. Let me sweeten the deal a bit and mention one of those prizes might be chocolate.

    Okay, yeah, it’s chocolate. And it’s epic.

     

    In the meantime, you can pre-order here:

    Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Shifted-Seattle-Lisa-Medley-ebook/dp/B01KH7LBP8

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    iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shifted-in-seattle/id1144596984

    Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shifted-in-seattle-lisa-medley/1124391849

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    No one’s ever captured a Sasquatch.

    Until now.

    Sasquatches have roamed the Pacific Northwest for centuries, hiding in the wilds of the northern territories and protected by the Lummi nation.

    When Seattle author Ethan Lane’s secret is exposed after a first date with Ruby Parsons goes wonderfully right, then horribly wrong, he’s faced with betraying his clan or losing his only chance at true love and a normal life.

    Sometimes love gets hairy.

     

     

     

     

     

     


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  • Top 10 Reasons Why Getting My Geek On at Age 48 Rocks #Geeks #Pokemon #Firefly #Cosplay #Supernatural

    I was slow to the geek game. My brother was a much better and earlier geek than I was. He’s three and a half years younger than me and was constantly trying to get me to play games with him. Boring games like Stratego and Risk. Erm, no thanks. He got into Dungeons & Dragons early, and I’m pretty sure my mom thought he was heading straight to Hell because of it or at least down some dark, drug-filled alley. Parents really didn’t understand a game that used your IMAGINATION back then. Kids who played those games were weird loners.

    Wait, maybe that was just my own judgment coming through.

    He was also a charter player of World of Warcraft. He’s has fourteen high-level characters playing the game. I’m heading over to his house soon so he can help me set up my first.

    Honestly, though, I didn’t get it. I needed games I understood and could win at. Not games that took place mostly in my head, lasted for days/weeks/years and never had a clear winner.

    Not to say I didn’t do/share/participated in my share of geeky things. Television and movies were more my bag in the 80s and 90s. I loved so many shows. M.A.S.H. was one of the first, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, all of those 30-minute sitcoms. Mine was the Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink era. Those were my people and my geekdom.

    I was always more of a geek than a nerd. I tend to think nerds are smarter and mathier than I am. #TeamGeek

    Now, at age 48, I’m finally embracing my geekiness. And friends, the geeking is good.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Getting My Geek On at Age 48 Rocks

    #10 It’s much easier to find and connect with geeks these days via the Internet, comic stores and conventions. I’ve been to three comic cons now and San Diego Comic Con is so on my bucket list. #someonesendmetickets

    #9 My little brother is no longer interested in breaking my toys.

    #8 I can DRIVE—to cons, comic stores, movies, Pokémon meet-ups—and I don’t have a curfew.

    #7 I have a job and money, which means if I want to spend $5 on a Supernatural Mystery Mini or Pokémon cards AND a $5 Starbuck’s coffee …I CAN. #bestofbothworlds

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    My Supernatural dashboard diorama is coming together.

    #6 I no longer care if someone thinks I’m a geek. In fact, I feel rather proud of that label and aspire to even higher levels of geekiness. #LevelUp

    #5 We have the Twitter, which means I can interact with movie and television show actors and writers as well as authors of books I love. I get a little charge every time one of them likes or replies to my tweets. Seriously, it’s addictive, and I have to dial back my stalking tendencies. #alltalknostalk

     

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    #4 Lots of my real-life and online friends are geeks too, and we can chat across the Interwebs before, during and after especially awe-inspiring episodes and events. #lifeisgood

    #3 I am confident enough in my geekiness I’m not afraid to ask questions. If I don’t know how to battle in a Pokémon gym, I’m not above asking a ten-year-old.  #likeaboss

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    My first deck. It’s small but mighty.

    # 2 I can dress up as my favorite characters and people think I’m cool. Some people think I’m cool. Random con people think I’m cool, like Captain Mal. The rest of you don’t count. #cosplayrocks

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    #1 I can be a badass superhero (or trainer) even if it is only in an augmented reality game that neither the people at my day job nor my family has any interest in. Level 10, baby! #TeamValor

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    What makes your geek flag fly?

     

     

     

     


  • Cover Reveal: Reap & Reckon, Book Four of The Reaper Series by Lisa Medley #darkfantasy #urbanfantasy #paranormalromance

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    I’ve been holding on to this baby for a while now. Since the story is well underway, I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you. Jaycee at Sweet ‘N Spicy designs has done such a fantastic job with my series covers.

    Don’t you think?

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    They look so pretty lined up there. They’d look even better on your e-reader. Book one is FREE EVERYWHERE. Get it here and start the series FREE today: http://lisa-medley.com/free-book/

    As always, reviews are welcome.

    Sign up for my newsletter or blog posts at the top right of this page to stay informed.

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  • Book Four of the Reaper Series: Reap & Reckon is underway

     

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    It’s happening, people. After much soul searching (and equal parts procrastination), I made progress on Reap & Reckon this weekend. The characters are already a constant chatter in my mind. They want their stories told.

    After a productive weekend, Reckon sits just over 10K. This pleases me.

    I started a Pinterest board. It will be fluid as the story develops, but there are a few tasty bits there to check out.

    https://www.pinterest.com/medley3/reap-reckon-book-four/

    I don’t have a projected publishing date yet. I mean, hey, I just started the thing. But so far, it’s going well. Really well. It feels good having the band back together.

    Also, I have a cover. Yeah, I had a cover many months before I knew if there would be a book. That’s how I roll.

    Look for a cover reveal later this week.

    What are you most hoping to find out in Reap & Reckon?


  • 100+ Reviews for Reap & Repent!

    100+ Reviews!

    First of all THANK YOU for reading and reviewing Reap & Repent. Just last week, the book passed the 100 reviews mark. and sits with a 4.5 of 5 STAR rating on Amazon. 😀

    In honor of reaching this milestone, I’ve picked a random reviewer to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

    Maliceon Books, I’m looking at YOU!

    I’ve punted around whether to continue the series. The folks who’ve read it keep emailing and contacting me about book four. So, as soon as I’m back from vacation in July, I promise, I’ll get back to Reap & Reckon. It’s going to take a while. The other Reaper Series books took me six months each to write. I’d said I’d have Reckon out in 2016. That could still happen, but it will more likely be early 2017. You have plenty of time to catch up on the series in e-book, print or audio 😀

    I have a good start. Oh, and I killed off a reaper in Chapter One.

    So there’s that to think about in the meantime, mhwahahahahahaha!

    If you’ve read Reap & Repent, please leave a short review on Amazon for me. Doesn’t have to be a book report or recap of the entire book. A sentence or two is just fine. Also, a share or two with your reader friends would certainly help 😀

    If you’re new to the series, book one is super duper, no kidding, FREEEEEE!  You can start reading below, then click over and BUY it for $0.00. Yep, it’s true.

    Reap on.

     

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