Monday, April 28, 2014

The SFR Brigade presents - Mirror Image

With Mirror Image just launching, I thought I would share one last snippet just in case you were on the fence about it. This is the first in a sci-fi romance series about a brilliant woman named Maddie who finds out she's a clone. Now she must work with her counterpart, Mack, to protect Earth and each other. This is Mack and her second-in-command/husband, Jackson, talking to Maddie as more squad members show up.

"Okay then, what is the plan?" Maddie asked, dismissing Mack's smirk.
"Plan?" Jackson asked.
"Yes. You brought me here. Now what?" Maddie asked.
"The plan is to keep you here and safe until this blows over," Mack said.
"And then what? I just go home?"
"I hope so," Mack said, frowning.

Maddie didn't have time to contemplate Mack's frown. To Maddie's surprise, Seth and John Brooks joined them at their breakfast table. Maddie stared down at her breakfast plate, knowing her face would turn red if she looked up. How were Seth and John here? Does that mean that Logan is here, too? Were they a part of this organization?

This must’ve been what Mack meant by the news of her date being interesting, Maddie thought.

"Wow, this is surreal! No offense, Mack," Maddie heard Seth say.
"Trust me, I know what you mean," Mack said.
"Hi," Maddie heard John's rough, yet gentle voice say.
"Hi," she responded, still not looking up.
"I'm John. This is my brother, Seth," he introduced.
"I know."
"You do?" Seth asked.
"How?" John asked.
"Um, from work?" Maddie's voice shook as she looked up, meeting Seth's gaze.
"Oh! That's right. For a moment there, I forgot you work with our clones," Seth warmly said.

Maddie chewed on her bottom lip then looked back down at her plate. Somehow this did not seem the time to admit she was close to dating one of them.

"Seth, John, and their brother Logan, are on my team. Seth here is one of the best pilots we have," Mack informed her.
"It's a pleasure to meet you, Madison," John said.
"Maddie,” she corrected, finally looking up at him.

She had not anticipated how she would feel once she actually met his blue eyes. Maddie froze for a moment, her heart skipping a beat. It felt like she was seeing him for the first time. The hair on her arms stood on end as she felt like she had been struck by lightning. A brief moment of surprise reflected in both of their eyes before they recovered.

John flashed her a crooked smile, showing a little teeth. "Maddie."

Maddie couldn't help but smile back.

Mack looked over at Maddie, then at John. She raised her eyebrow then nudged Jackson.

Jackson nodded, seemingly in agreement.

Maddie shrugged, not sure what their silent communication seemed to be about. She looked around the cafeteria, noticing many people greet Mack warmly as they passed by the table. Then she noticed that those who greeted Mack looked at her warily.

"You are the first clone to be here. It's not you. It's the prospect of coming face-to-face with yourself that's a little daunting," Mack explained, noticing the look on Maddie's face.

 Maddie looked around the cafeteria with renewed interest and realized there must have been a clone for every worker in the room. She shuddered at the thought.

"Exactly," Jackson said at her reaction.
"So you've never met your clone?" Maddie asked.
"Of course not. The clones are created so our lives, or some resemblance of our lives, could continue. We're not supposed to interact."
"I guess that's true. How did all of this come to pass?" Maddie asked.
"Are you done with your breakfast?" Mack asked.

Maddie nodded, pushing the tray away.

"Then let's go."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Launch day!

Today is finally here! The day you can finally read about Maddie's story. Available in all eforms and if you're good, maybe print will soon be available. ;-)

Amazon users:

Or if you prefer, where you can buy the other formats, here's the link: Smashwords 

Join the Facebook group to discuss Maddie and everyone else at Mirror series And if you haven't already, give my author page a like KG Stutts 

This weekend, Mirror Image will be $.99. Don't miss out because on Monday, the price goes up to $2.99

I think that's all the plugging I have in me... oh, wait. Today we're having a party on Facebook! Starting at 1pm est, Mirror Image Launch Party we'll have fun games and prizes going all day long. You can win free ebooks, photo prints, candles, and much more! Pop in for a good time. :-)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On the eve of the launch

Tomorrow, Mirror Image releases. The culmination of years of hard work and determination will soon be yours to buy. My publisher sent me the link for Smashwords and it completely astounded me that with just a few clicks, someone can and will be able to read it. I hope that someone is you.

This story has gone through so much to get to you. Originally, it was much different. A few of my friends have read the early versions and I think will be very pleased with the finished product.

First chapter was Maddie at her niece and nephew's birthday party. The Brooks men weren't involved. Several chapters were completely re-written. It's all a part of the writing process. This is a project I've put my heart and soul in. Little bits of me is sprinkled throughout the story. Reading this is a window into who I am, who I once was, and who I'd like to be.

And there's more to come. The second in the series, Mirror Shattered, will be released this summer. Of course stay tuned to this blog as well as my website for release date information. I'm currently writing the third which may be published later this year. And there are two more books to look forward to. At least.

This has been one crazy ride and I'm so glad it's the eve. Thank you for experiencing this with me. I hope it lives up to expectations.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Weird Romantics

Listen to me talk about Mirror Image on Misa Buckley's Weird Romantics podcast!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Meet John

With Mirror Image releasing in three days (!), I thought I would continue to introduce the main characters. Today the focus is on John Brooks, the rugged and handsome leading man with a past.

John is kind of the middle child. I say kind of because it's hard to be one when you have twin older brothers. They grew up in Cincinnati with a drunken drug deal for a father and a stripper for a mother who couldn't give her children the time of day. The Brooks children were eventually separated by the state and that's where John's real trouble began.

Growing into adulthood, John did what he felt was necessary to survive, even if he knew it wasn't right. He was a drug mule for a short time. Stole money and items trying to get by.  His life was going down a destructive path until Commander Charlie Westlake intervened
Originally, the Brooks brothers weren't in Mirror Image. The story wasn't intended to be a sci-fi romance but I kept having images of a tall, well-built handsome man with wild, slightly curly copper hair smiling at Maddie. They developed from there.

I think I'll let John tell the story. ;-)  Here's another excerpt from Mirror Image:

"When you said earlier that I've had a rough life, you were right. Life was very different for us before we joined the agency. Mother was a hooker. Father was a drug dealer. He was killed when Elizabeth was a baby. I barely remember him. We spent most of our lives out on the streets of Cincinnati, just doing anything we could to survive. Eventually, child services came in and separated the four of us. I never saw my sister again after that."

"Oh, God, that's terrible," Maddie said, reaching out over the table and touching John's hand. He grabbed hers softly as he continued his troubled story.
"I was separated from my family, in and out of homes. I was angry all the time. I got kicked out of school for fighting. I badly needed an outlet for my anger."
"I'm so sorry."
"My brothers and I had it hard. We each handled it differently. Logan keeps his emotions inside. He doesn't let his guard down, and is always good for a fight. Seth, on the other hand, makes jokes. I'm sure you noticed. I use my fists. It's what I know."
"That had to be hard for you. What happened?"
"I did odd jobs as I got older. I stole to get money. I went to a very dark place, mentally. I did a lot of things I'm not proud of." John dropped his gaze away from her.
"But you came back from the dark place," Maddie gently said.
"Thanks to Commander Westlake. I don't know how but he found me. He helped clean me up, reunited me with my brothers. He gave me an outlet for my aggression. I owe him everything."
"You have a great amount of respect for him."
"Commander Westlake gave me a life. I'm very grateful to him. I did a lot of things I'm not proud of, but I wouldn't change anything about it."
"Why is that?"
"It made me who I am. It brought me here," John told her.

Something in the look in his eyes and the way he said the last sentence made her blush.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cover reveal

I know. I'm late with my blog update. I've just had so much going on with preparing for the release of Mirror Image next Friday (!)

If you haven't seen my website yet, check it out

I'll have a post up this weekend introducing another character from my Mirror series but first, I wanted to present the cover for Change the Stars, my historical erotic romance, available June 4th from Lazy Day Publishing!

Also pleased to announce even though Color of Dreams didn't make it to the quarter-finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, it has found a home with Lazy Day! Details for it coming soon.

Wow...I have two installments of my Mirrors series coming out this year plus two romance. Never in my wildest dreams would I thought I would have four books coming out in one year. Thank you for being with me on my journey and I hope you love my stories.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Meet Maddie

With Mirror Image 20 days away from it's launch, I figured I would take the opportunity to introduce Madison Mackenzie Rhodes.

Maddie is a former Engineer with her Master's in physics. The reason she never went after her doctorate was due to the man she was dating. Medium height, dark blonde hair, sweetheart face. Her strength, brilliance, and strength shines through her blue eyes. Maddie is always the type that reaches for her brain power before weapons. She would rather negotiate than fight.

She loves her family and puts others above her even at great personal cost. Maddie is open and honest. But don't mistake her sweetness with weakness. She's strong and capable, ready to tackle the most difficult of challenges head on. It's her fierceness and tenacity which drives her.

I should just let John explain about Maddie. He puts her into words better than I can:

"I'm not going to waste any more of your time, repeating what I'm sure fifteen other agents have told you. Truth is, Mack doesn't compare to her."
"To whom?"
"Maddie. Don't get me wrong, I love Mack. She's one of my best friends. But Maddie…" John paused, choosing his words carefully. "Maddie is magical. She really is. I have never met anyone, including Mack, as beautiful as she is inside and out."

John sat up straight in his chair, removing his feet from the table. He blew out another puff from his cigarette then placed it in the ash tray. He ran his fingers through his unruly copper hair, attempting to convey his thoughts correctly.

"She's someone I have been waiting my entire life for. I just didn't know it until recently. Well, that may not be a hundred percent true. I used to watch my clone on my apartment monitor, hoping I would see her. The idea I might not be able to hold her soon…" John paused, running his fingers through his hair again. "That is more than I can stand. She may have been created in a lab but she's more real than any other woman I have ever met. She has a light inside of her that illuminates an entire room. You can't help but be drawn to her."
"You sound like you love her."

"With every ounce of me." John breathed deeply.

I can't wait to introduce her and her counterpart, Mack, on April 25th. Check out the official cover art! Head over to