Hey guys, just a quick post about some awesome books that release today…..
I had the pleasure of reading Karina Cooper’sBLOOD OF THE WICKED last year, well before it was to be released. It is a wonderful, hot and intense read–an amazing debut from a very talented writer!
The Blurb: As an independent witch living off the grid, Jessie Leigh has spent her life running, trying to blend in among the faceless drudges in the rebuilt city. She thought she was finally safe, but now she’s been found in a New Seattle strip clubâ€”by a hard-eyed man on a mission to destroy her kind.
A soldier of the Holy Order, Silas Smith believes in the cause: trawling the fringes of society for the murderous witches who threaten what’s left of the world. Forced into a twisting web of half-truths and lies, he has to stay close to the most sensuous and electrifying woman he has ever seen and manipulate her into leading him tot he witch he has to kill: her brother. Silas doesn’t know that Jessie’s his enemy, only that he wants her, needs her, even as he lies to her… and must protect her until his final breath.
Thereâ€™s just one cardinal rule when it comes to being a bodyguard: no matter how tempting it may be, never, ever get romantically involved with the person youâ€™re supposed to be protecting. But as these sensual novellas prove, even the most important rules are made to be brokenâ€“again and again and again. Join acclaimed authors Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, and Elisabeth Naughton as they open the files on an undercover operative who finds a sexy surprise under his covers, a hot case involving mixed messages and mistaken identities, and a mission impossible protecting a provocative beauty who lives to love dangerously.
Yeah, itâ€™s a hard job,
but someoneâ€™s gotta do it.
Wow, it is officially less than two months before Julian’s book, His Darkest Salvationreleases! I’ve got some early feedback from reviewers and Dangerous Romance says “The fireworks are everywhere in this book. The sheer sexual chemistry between Jaden and Julian was enough to burn the pages.”
Please check back as I’ll be announcing a contest soon and I’ll have a new book trailer to unveil!
I’m so excited for this story! A lot of loose ends are tied up and Declan’s fate is more tenuous than ever. I so love my Castille brothers and am kind of sad to see the Jaguar Warrior’s trilogy end but there are so many good things in store!
Declan’s book, Wicked Road to Hell, kickstarts my new series for Avon, League of Guardians. But before his book releases next May, (2012) a prequel will be available in ebook format only. It will release in February of 2012. I’ll give some more deets when I can…but this original novella will explain a little more of what’s happening in the League of Guardian books.
I also wanted to let you know that I have all three of the Jaguar Warriors books (signed) up for bid on the Brenda Novak auction for Diabetes. You can bid HERE for a great cause! Only 3 more days to go….the auction ends May 31st!
In the meantime there is a contest at BookPerk and you can vote HERE for a chance to win free books from Avon/Harpercollins!
So, my world is busy as usual, but this is an addition to the family that I had to share….
This is Gibson, a little kitten my daughter found near our home. As you can see from the picture, he’s absolutely adorable and there was no way we couldn’t keep him! So far he’s been eating well off a bottle and I’m about to introduce him to real food…the lovely thing? He likes to purr beside me when I write!
Until next time, take care…and I hope that all my American friends have a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend!
I’ve been a bad, bad, girl again…neglecting my blogging. But, well, I’ve been busy….had some stuff happen so I thought I’d fill you in.
First off, we had a fire in our house. Yes, a FIRE. All I’m going to say is NEVER LEAVE YOUR DRYER RUNNING WHEN YOU’RE NOT HOME. We were very lucky…minimal damage ONLY because my brother decided to drop by out of the blue to pick up a guitar. OUT OF THE BLUE. Fate? You smexy bitch….THANK YOU.
BUT, of course a lot of my clothes were either in the washer or in the dryer, or in the hamper OR melted to the top of the dryer….little stringy things…melted for the firemen to see. Yep, my dental floss t-bars….so, I’ve had to try to find time to get some shopping done….to replace said melted dental floss. Not been too successful either. I don’t know what it is about shopping, but man, when I needs stuff I can’t find it…when I don’t? Freakin deals everywhere I turn….
So, if you’ve been waiting on coverflats they’ll hit the mail this week…I’m a litte unorganized.
Also it’s my Birthday this week….Just sayin
Some wonderful news….it’s official…Declan’s book which is the first in my new series, LEAGUE OF GUARDIANS, is going to be titled…WICKED ROAD TO HELL…this is the title I gave it and I’m so thrilled my publisher liked it too!
I’m also working on my third Black Opal book for Samhain Publishing. I am sorry to the people who’ve been emailing about when it will be available…I’ll let you know as soon as I do…..but trust me I shall do my best to make it worth your while.
I just want to say right now I’m jealous of everyone at RT. That is all.
And lastly…..a cover reveal…..my official cover for His Darkest Salvation has cropped up on Goodreads, so I thought what the hell….here it is….what do you think?
Lastly….a huge shout out to everyone who bid on items in Operation Auction to benefit Fatin and her family. You guys all rock!
Until next time…..one more question….what is the last song you sang along to? For me…The Middle…Jimmy Eats World….
Damn but I’ve been lax in my blogging of late. I shall blame deadlines and such. I’ve some stuff to share, some of it sad and some of it inspiring, and some, well, just news in general.
First off the romance community is rallying around a woman who a lot of people admire and respect. Fatin a popular blogger and assistant to many in the romance community lost her husband to tragedy. You can read about it HERE.
Operation Auction has been set up to help Fatin through this difficult time. She is now a single mother with four children to raise. There are hundreds of items going up for bid, you can read all about them HERE This is a wonderful cause and there are many, many great items, from signed books, to critiques, to purses, jewelry, gift baskets. Look for some awesome baskets put together with a host of Bradford Bunch authors including yours truly.
Check it out and if you can please donate to this woman in need.
In other news. I am pleased to say that I’ll be writing 2 ebook originals for Avon’s new ebook only line, Impulse. The first one, A TASTE OF WICKED will be released next February a few months before Declan’s book, WICKED ROAD TO HELL. I can’t say just yet who will be in this book, but trust me, it will be worth the wait!
This is totally unrelated to writing, but last weekend I sang our national anthem at a local hockey game and I DIDN’T PULL AN AGUILERA! Thank god…I was terrified I’d screw up the words. It went well, our boys won and yes, the earth still turned.
Okay, peeps, it’s time for me to walk the dog but I before I sign off I just want to say how awful I feel for what is happening in Japan right now. My heart goes out to everyone over there. Nuff said.
Hey Everyone! Hope Saturday finds all of you in a great place! I myself, am in a wonderful mood….I HAZ NEWZ!!!!! I’ve just accepted my third contract with Harper Collins and starting next year in May, with the release of Declan’s Book WICKED ROAD TO HELL, I’ll be writing a new series! LEAGUE OF GUARDIANS! I’m so excited about it…..Here is a small blurb….
For millennia the struggle between light and dark, the upper and lower realms, has been policed by a secret group of warriors culled from every fabric of existence. They are both otherworld and human, male and female. They are light and dark themselves, known to each other as the League of Guardians. Their pledge, to protect the line between the two realms and make sure neither side grows too powerful. If they fall, so shall the earth, the heavens and hell. And there will be no more.
So in honour of my WIN this week I’m hosting a contest for the uber cool, Sable Graceand the debut book coming out this May is called Ascension and it’s going to Rock! Here is the cover and blurb:
The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed — vampyre, demons, shape shifters — and mankind fight their last battle for survival.
Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen… And the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission — to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity — Kyana has no choice but to accept.
She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort… Ryker, a demigod and fierce warrior who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motive and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both…
Doesn’t this sound amazing? Sable Grace have been nice enough to offer up 2 e-ARCS of this book, so you’ll be able to read it before anyone else does! So, for a chance to win here is what you have to do and there are a couple of ways to be entered…..
–I want you to spread the love for Sable Grace. Link this post anywhere, your blog, your website, whatevah…..but make sure to post the link here so that we know it’s been done!
–Post the cover and link it back to here….again spreading some love for Sable Grace
Pretty simple no? I shall run this until Wednesday, February February 23rd. Make sure to check back here Thursday morning to see who has won!
I’ve added a new page to my website and in the future will use it to post free reads and such! Today, I’ve put up excerpts from all my Jaguar Warrior Books! You can find them HERE
This should be fun and I plan on posting excerpts from Declan’s Book, Wicked Road to Hell! His book is the first in a new series which is linked to the Jaguar Warriors but takes things in a new direction…..it’s official, the series will be called LEAGUE OF GUARDIANS and I’m thrilled to kick start it with my yummy Declan!
Hey everyone! It’s still snowing like mad here in the land of Canuk. Schools are closed, everyone is home and I’m hoping to avoid the family for most of the day so I can get some good word count in on the book I’m working on! In lieu of writing a post and in reaction to a bit of nastiness that occurred yesterday I’m posting a video blog I did nearly two years ago.
At the time I was upset to see an author totally shredded on Dear Author. Yesterday, Dear Author chose to post a link on their site to Tiffany Clare’s blog, a post where she ranted huge about the effects of pirating and what it does to her bottom line. She was very upset and rightly so, and it was her own forum she used to voice her thoughts…all authors…oh, let me rephrase….most authors are upset by this. But what I saw once again, on this site, was a back and forth that I don’t understand. Insults thrown etc. I’ll admit, I felt the need to post, and lesson learned, there are sites I will just stay away from.
Anyway, I thought I’d post this vid blog again as it kinda says what I feel in my own humble way.
oh yes, that is a chipped tooth….and a huge tumor growing beside my mouth. Try not to stare k?
All right thanks so much for all your cool questions and answers!!!! I’ve used the lovely, handy, dandy randomizer and I’ve picked two winners…..NikkiB and Lucia…..email me at my website and it’s first come first serve for choice….I’ll send out either Nightshade by the uber cool Michelle Rowen
Olivia is one of the first authors I met when I was unpubbed and is one of the most sincere, beautiful and gracious ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. I look forward to seeing her at conference.HERE is the link to Amazon.
Olivia lives in Cairo and right now as we’re all aware her country is in turmoil. I know she hasn’t any way to promo her books so I’m gladly pimping it because karma is real my friends, and she’s got buckets of the good kind coming back at her! Buy her sexy Sheikh books, you will love them!
Okay, because Danielle asked I’m posting these couple of vids. This is the band I sing in with my husband and some friends! The rest of this blog is after the vids…..I’ve also decided that I will for sure be picking a winner and you’ll have your choice of either Nightshade by Michelle Rowen, or The Seduction of his Wife by Tiffany Clare!
Okay, I’m not going to lie. I took this idea from Lauren Dane. Forgive me. It’s Sunday, I’ve been trying to make more of an effor to blog, but seriously, I’m in deadline hell again whichi is why I’m working on a Sunday, but I thought a good way to get to know some of my readers is for a free for all question asking.
Sound like fun? it will be…the rules are simple…you can ask me anything you like. About me, the books I write, knowledge I’ve gained…anything. I will answer as honestly as I can…..here’s the thing though, if you ask a question I’m going to ask one back and expect to hear an answer too!
I think that this could be a great way to pass some time….I’ll check in and maybe let this run for a few days….and maybe, I’ll pick a winner with the best question asked and answered…..I’ve got some books I’m going to plug this week….you might win one of them!