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I'm Susan K. Droney and I write in several genres: children's books, mainstream fiction, thrillers, mysteries, and sensual/erotic romances. I am published by Torrid Books, World Castle Publishing, and Devine Destinies. Please click on the book covers or visit my website at: http://susandroney.com to read reviews, excerpts or to order my books.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008


TORRID TEASERS 53: CHRISTMAS DREAMS & THE FIX-IT MAN consists of two short stories about unique couples who find love in the last place they expected. Susan K. Droney presents each story so that readers care about the characters and can easily empathize with their situations.

I genuinely enjoyed the good natured friendship by all the characters in this tale. Morgan and Davis's friendship is apparent right from the start and they seem to genuinely enjoy just being together. Because they've been such good friends for so long they've missed the connection and never made the leap from friends to lovers. CHRISTMAS DREAMS is a fun tale with emotional angst and plenty of Christmas spirit to give hope to hopeless romantics everywhere.

THE FIX-IT MAN What a fun tale! Madison's friends Gwen and Lucy really liven things up with their ongoing discussions about Lucy's sex life and their butting into Madison's lack of one. I loved how the friends interact amongst each other but especially enjoy how they support each other.

Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne


I'm happy to announce my new release. Torrid Teasers 53: Christmas Dreams & The Fix-It-Man is now available from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.


Christmas Dreams

Morgan and Davis have been best friends since they were children and even Davis' move to Maine didn't affect their deep friendship. When Morgan's relationship with her fiancée falls apart, at Davis' urging, she moves to Maine to make a fresh start. She soon realizes that her feelings for Davis run much deeper than friendship.

The Fix-It Man

When Madison meets the new maintenance man, she uncharacteristically tries to seduce him. When her efforts backfire, she thinks she doesn't stand a chance until he comes knocking on her door.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. This was the first time in years I was able to spend the holiday with both of my daughters and grandson. We had a wonderful time and hopefully we'll be able to plan this every year.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Quotes For The Week Of October 20

Backward, turn backward,O Time, in your flightmake me a child againjust for to-night!~Elizabeth Akers Allen

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,May luck be yours on Halloween.~Author Unknown

There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. ~Colette

May Jack-o-lanterns burning brightOf soft and golden huePierce through the future’s veil and showWhat fate now holds for you.~Author Unknown

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. ~Mason Cooley

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author Unknown

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. ~Saying of unknown origin

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Quotes For The Week Of October 13

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~Author Unknown

'Tis now the very witching time of night,When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.~William Shakespeare

Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. ~Kim Elizabeth

When witches go riding,and black cats are seen,the moon laughs and whispers,‘tis near Halloween.~Author Unknown

As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,Let loose upon the Earth till it be light...~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

At first cock-crow the ghosts must goBack to their quiet graves below.~Theodosia Garrison

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. ~Joseph Conrad

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Inspiring Quotes For The Week Of October 6

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Greg Anderson

I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best.
Kurt Thomas

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Margaret Thatcher

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
Marsha Sinetar

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryun

Happiness is not in our circumstances but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
John B. Sheerin

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Inspiring Quotes For The Week Of September 29

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.Abraham Lincoln

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.Mark Twain

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.William Feather

Success usuallly comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.Henry David Thoreau

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.Albert Schweitzer

Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get.Dave Gardner

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.Denis Watley

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Inspiring Quotes – September 23

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is: that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - common sense and perseverance.Owen Feltham

The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.David Sarnoff

Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.George Allen

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.Dale Carnegie

Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.Helen Keller

Monday, September 15, 2008

Busy! Busy!

The edits and galley for my December Torrid Teaser which contains my two stories Christmas Dreams and The Fix-It Man are completed and I'm anxiously awaiting the cover. I'll post it as soon as I receive it.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Back To Work!

I can't believe it's nearing the end of summer. It seems like only yesterday I was picking Gabe up to spend the entire summer with me. This is the first summer in years that he spent his whole vacation with me. I took time off from my writing and only did just what was necessary so I could enjoy his company. As Gabe grows older and is more involved with activities and friends, I know that he won't be able or want to spend several weeks at a time with Amma so I relish every minute I spend with him.

We spent nine exciting and memorable weeks together. He's a whiz when it comes to the computer and showed me a trick or two. It's amazing how quickly kids pick it up. He brought his WII, but I was lost in the dust when it came to figuring out what I was supposed to do.

We even managed an overnight trip to Philadelphia and Gabe finally got to try a Philly Cheesesteak from Pat's. He was fascinated with the subways. Another exciting event for him was having his picture taken in front of the Liberty Bell and touring many historic sites and museums. For a seven year old, he has a lot of interest in our country and its beginnings. It was an added thrill for me seeing everything fresh through his eyes.

Many days we enjoyed visiting festivals and points of interest around New Jersey and in the evenings fishing or sitting around the campfire and enjoying barbeque. We squeezed in a day to go to the Camden Aquarium to see the shark display, too. Gabe was excited to pet a shark…Amma wasn't, but touched one just to make him happy.

The house is quiet since he returned to Virginia Beach a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe he's in third grade all ready. It seems like only yesterday that I witnessed his entrance into the world. Time has a way of flying by and I only wish there was some way I could slow it down for just a little while.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Catching Up!

Things are finally calming down around here. Memorial Day weekend we went to Virginia Beach to see my grandson Gabriel make his First Holy Communion. We had only been back a couple of days when the car broke down, the central air-conditioning in the house quit during the first heat wave, and the front bay window was broken. When it rains it pours. The good news is we now have a new car, new air-conditioning, and the window replaced.

Gabe is also spending the summer with us and we've been enjoying many summer activities. We're planning an educational weekend trip to Philadelphia, which we're both looking forward to.

As much as he enjoys his video games, he loves reading and discussing the books he's read just as much. He's also quite a wiz on the computer and has taught me some tricks. I've been managing to get some work done even with an active seven year old in the house. Hopefully, by the end of the year I'll have a new book completed.

I wouldn't trade my time with Gabe for anything in the world, though. Enjoying the simple pleasures I've been taking for granted puts things into perspective when I look at them through his eyes.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Hidden Desires Review

The twists and turns of the plot had this reviewer going, Why didn’t I think of this one? A lot of the happenings in this story are planted so precisely and quietly that you never see it coming until it hits you in the face. Thumbs up to Ms. Droney on this aspect!
Overall, a definite good read. There is something for everyone. Thrills, chills, romance, and relationships in all its diversity.

To read the full review: http://www.enchantingreviews.com/Zee_3HiddenDesires.html
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Purchase: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/torrid/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=298

Friday, May 16, 2008

Hidden Desires - Excerpt


When Sage Ralston takes a job at Boylston Electronics, she soon finds out that her job is more than she bargained for. Under the guise of assistant to the company’s owner Charles Boylston, she has actually been hired to spy on her fellow employees. As Sage tries to determine who is sabotaging the company, all evidence points to Connor Michaels who works in the research lab. After getting to know Connor, Sage has her doubts that Connor is the person leaking information about the company and joins forces with the woman to find out who the real culprit is.


“Wow! Look what was just delivered.” Heather carried a huge bouquet of roses to where Sage was standing at the small kitchen stove stirring a pot of stew.

Sage set down the spoon and turned to Heather.

“Those must’ve cost a fortune,” exclaimed Debbie, there for dinner.

Sage smiled, her heart becoming lighter than it had in weeks. “They’re beautiful!” Ryan did care! She tore open the attached card. Her heart sank as she read the message.

“Well?” Debbie asked. “What did Ryan say?”

“They’re not from Ryan.” Sage’s voice was flat.

“Who?” Heather asked.

“My boss.”

Debbie’s eyebrows shot up. “Your boss? Why would your boss send you flowers?”

“The card says for doing a wonderful job.” She crumpled the card and tossed it into the garbage can under the sink.

“What’s going on, Sage?” Debbie’s voice grew serious. “You’re not—”

She saw the look that passed between Debbie and Heather. “Of course not,” she replied. “I don’t want to talk about it.”

“Hey, come on. We’re your friends. We know something’s wrong…and it’s not just Ryan.”

Heather took her arm, led her to the sofa and sat down next to her, while Debbie settled in the easy chair.

“Sage, you haven’t been yourself. And the hours you work aren’t normal. I’ve never heard of a job that requires you to work weekends, too, unless you’re in an executive position. Level with us. Now the flowers?” Debbie shook her head. “If I didn’t know you better, I’d think you were having an affair.”

Sage laughed hollowly. “He’d be the last man I’d sleep with.” She looked down at her hands. “The job requires more time than I thought it would.” She sighed. “I wish I could turn back time. I never should’ve taken this job.”

“He hasn’t made sexual advances toward you, has he?” Debbie’s jaw tightened.

Sage blushed. “No…he tried to massage my shoulders once, but that’s all.”

“That’s weird. Just quit,” Heather advised. “It’s not worth it. You know you can stay here. Take your time and look for another job.”

“I can’t.”

“Why not?”

Sage met Heather’s kind eyes. “I signed a contract. I should’ve read it through first.”
Debbie leaned forward. “I know a lawyer…well, actually my cousin’s husband is a lawyer. Let him look the contract over and see what he says.”

“That’s a good idea,” Heather agreed. “It’s not like you’re CEO of the company, so I don’t see why Boylston wouldn’t just let you leave if you’re not happy.”

“He won’t.”

“You’ve asked him?” Debbie said.

She nodded. She wished she could tell them everything. She hated lying to her friends, but she couldn’t say anything just yet. Someday soon she hoped to tell them. “I don’t really want to talk about it.” She stood up. “Come on, you two, it’s not every day I have an evening off. Let’s forget about work. The stew should be ready in a few minutes and I’m starved,” she said, as she walked to the stove.

“Sage, why don’t you call Ryan?” Heather asked.

“No. He’s not interested in talking to me. He hasn’t returned any of my calls. He’s obviously moved on with his life.” A tear slid from her eye and she wiped it away, but not before her friends saw it.

They encircled her in their arms. “Whatever’s going on, you know you can count on us,” Heather said as Debbie nodded.

“I know.” Sage sniffed. She looked at the roses lying on the tiny counter. “Please throw them away.”

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Hidden Desires Is Now Available!

Available in ebook or trade paperback!



When Sage Ralston takes a job at Boylston Electronics, she soon finds out that her job is more than she bargained for. Under the guise of assistant to the company’s owner Charles Boylston, she has actually been hired to spy on her fellow employees. As Sage tries to determine who is sabotaging the company, all evidence points to Connor Michaels who works in the research lab. After getting to know Connor, Sage has her doubts that Connor is the person leaking information about the company and joins forces with the woman to find out who the real culprit is.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hidden Desires

I am excited to announce the cover for Hidden Desires is finally here! It is beautiful and more than I ever expected. It will be released in May from Whiskey Creek Press in print and ebook.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Quote For April 19, 2008

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
Bette Davis

Spring Has Arrived!

Finally spring weather has arrived! I've been busy cleaning up the yard and spring cleaning the house. I especially like working outside in the bright sunlight. While I'm working, new ideas for stories and books take over my thoughts.

I'm totally re-energized in the spring and find even the chores I normally despise much easier to accomplish at this time of year. I hope everyone is enjoying beautiful weather!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter

I'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter weekend. I'll be heading to Virginia Beach to spend the weekend with my two daughters and grandson Gabe. This is the first time in over a year that we'll all be together and I'm really looking forward to it.

I'll be bringing Gabe home with me for a week and I'm so excited! He'll be spending the whole summer with me, too, so I'm planning several day trips for summer, but next week we'll just relax and enjoy the few days together.

Monday, February 25, 2008

This and That

I'm putting the finishing touches on two more short stories The Ticket and The Victim, which I plan to submit to Amazon Shorts.

I'm also getting things organized to make book trailers for my mystery and thriller books. My daughter has arranged the music and now all I have to do is put it all together. Eventually I hope to have trailers for all my books.

I'm still debating whether to write the scripts for Over The Edge, Silent Dreams and The Cats-Kill. Eventually I'd like to, but I have many unfinished novels I'd like to complete first.

Now if someone could just add a few more hours to each day!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Some Favorite Stephen King Quotes

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality. Stephen King

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out. Stephen King

Fiction is the truth inside the lie. Stephen King

French is the language that turns dirt into romance. Stephen King

Get busy living, or get busy dying. Stephen King

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live. Stephen King

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries. Stephen King

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone's holidays were happy. I enjoyed spending the holidays with my daughter and grandson in Virginia Beach.

It's hard to get back in the daily swing, but I've made my list of works to accomplish this year.
I finished the edits on Hidden Desires, which will be released in May from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. In December my two short stories will be released together in Torrid Teasers, also from Whiskey Creek Press.

I hope to complete another mystery/thriller and am also working on a paranormal. But, I know my muse will take me on a couple of unplanned adventures.

Back to the keyboard!