Why haven’t I been posting lately?

The short answer? I hate my website. Funny how big an impact that can have, right? Oh, I have plenty of other excuses: how busy I am, how over-committed I am right now, how I’m madly prepping my other pen name for a big blog tour next month. But the real issue is when I signed up for this website/domain name, I didn’t notice the difference between Word Press dot org versus dot com. The dot org site, which I use under my other pen name, allows me to add all sorts of useful plug-ins–such as Facebook and Twitter ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons, and the ability to customize my banner, add pictures to my sidebar, etc.

I find Word Press dot com much more limiting. Yes, I can follow other people and reblog their posts, much as I can from tumblr and other social media sites. If I wasn’t planning to make this my official website as a published author, that would be fine. But I prefer the flexibility that the plugins offer in the dot org version.

The other reason I haven’t been here much is because Madison Dean doesn’t have a lot to say right now. I’m busy working hard as my other writing persona to promote a new release–I have as yet to write anything under the Madison Dean name yet. But I have plans for 2015, just you wait and see. In the meantime, have a random cat picture. 🙂

Yes, there is more to me than just cats. (There are horses and dogs, too) And stories. Lots of stories. I just need more time to write.

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Introducing Madison Dean!

Writer person

Hello! If you’re just stopping by for the first time, let me introduce myself! Madison Dean is the pen name of an established writing in another genre, who has decided to dip a toe into new waters.  As such, I felt it necessary to create a new platform, so that readers who chose to read only one genre or the other, can easily keep my total body of work separate.

Why did I decide to switch fields? Well, as much as l love my current genre, I’ve been itching to try my hand at writing romance stories with a strong heroine that would neither make me roll my eyes or want to slap her silly within the first 20 pages. You know the type: the one who is completely unconscious of her stunning beauty, never has to worry about what she eats or how much exercise she gets, and has the most amazing lavender eyes… She also repeatedly, out of a need to exert her independence and pluckiness, does very stupid things, which necessitates her rescue by a cookie-cutter personality, former Seal, ex-cop, motorcycle riding bad boy with permanent six-pack abs. Um, no.  If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re probably not going to find it in one of my stories.

Don’t get me wrong–I like smart, savvy, sophisticated, sexy women. You’re probably going to hear me talk about characters like Kate Beckett of Castle, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson of The Closer, Peggy Carter of Captain America, and El Burke of White Collar. I’m going to post pictures of boots, and clothes that I like (OMG, I can just see my Pinterest account unfolding now…), and makeup tips I run across. I have dogs, cats, and horses–you will probably see a lot of pictures along these lines. I’m also going to whine about having to go Gluten-Free and rant about the erosion of women’s rights in the US at this time.

And I am going to write stories about heroines that I would like to emulate and heroes that I would respect in the morning. Because I’m all about the hot sex too. So if you like stories that are a spicy combination of sexual tension, personal conflict, passionate sex, layered plots, unexpected twists, a dash of humor, and a happily ever after ending, then you’ve come to the right place.