3:43 pm • Filed under: New book fun!,Writing
I’m back from RT and I think I’ve finally caught up on sleep. Oh my gosh, I was so jet lagged and I didn’t fly, I drove! But what a great time I had. Met new and fantastic people, reunited with beloved friends and the readers…the readers! You are all so awesome. I can’t thank you enough for your support.
So I have a secret little project that will be making its appearance sometime in November at Samhain Publishing…
It’s entitled Neon Chaos and it’s going to be included in the End of Days anthology along with Reaper by Mina Carter. Go us!
Here’s a quick little unedited blurb of Neon Chaos for your enjoyment:
Party girl Samantha Sanders is ready to celebrate her thirtieth birthday in style with a road trip to Las Vegas with her girlfriends. Staying in the swankiest hotel on the strip, she’s naked and in bed with a hot guy when the clock strikes twelve. Who knew the world would really end on December 21, 2012?
Russ Weaver is above all else a soldier. His newest mission? Protect the sweet, scared woman he just so happens to be with when the world as they know it is over. Wandering the virtually abandoned streets of Vegas, the city has turned into a war zone. Their only hope to get out alive is to stick together—and fight those who wish to cease their endeavors. Permanently.
I’m excited! I declare 2011 the year I really stretch my creative wings. I am taking chances left and right here. I can only hope y’all like what you read.
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2:58 pm • Filed under: Writing
I’m headed to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles this week. I haven’t been since 2008 so I’m excited! If you’re going to be there, please come find me. I’d love to meet you. I’ll have romance trading cards to hand out and plenty of other swag to entice you with!
A few of the things I’m participating in:
— Naughty Smutty Hollywood: Friday, April 8th 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Nine Naughty Novelists and The Smutketeers get together for an unheralded reader event! Prizes galore and a hunky cover model – what more could you ask for?
— E-Book, Independent Publisher And Graphic Novel Expo: Friday, April 8th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Meet more than 100 e-book, small-press, comic, manga and graphic novel authors who will be signing their latest books at the RT’s 3rd Annual Expo where you can purchase their books. Learn who they are in an intimate surrounding devoted to these emerging markets. Also meet the leading e-book and small-press publishers as they showcase their lists for readers.
— Giant Book Fair: Saturday, April 9th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Over 300 authors will autograph books, posters and bookmarks, and you can bring your favorite “keeper” books to have your fav author sign them!! This event is open to the public for a small fee of $5.00 at the door. All registered convention attendees will be able to enter 15 minutes prior to the public opening.
11:52 am • Filed under: New book fun!
Plus, I’m having a contest over at The Smutketeers blog – go check it out!
Jordan Sumner is ready to embrace her new life. After nearly dying at the hands of her mother, moving to a new town offers new possibilities. First on her agenda? Get a tattoo. She just doesn’t expect the tattoo artist to be so incredibly sexy or for her to recognize him as the guardian angel who saved her life years ago.
Gabriel Wilder knows the minute he sees Jordan she’s different from any other woman he’s ever met. A fallen angel with no memory of his past, he senses Jordan is linked to him. He’s drawn to her sexually–in every sort of way. They’re meant for each other and no matter how much he fights it, he knows it’s a waste of his time.
An unknown evil is sent from Jordan’s past and is ready to sink its claws into her. Gabe must fight to save what he considers his–Jordan. But is he strong enough to fend off the demon who wants Jordan as his sacrifice, now that he’s fallen…fallen for her?
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1:31 pm • Filed under: New book fun!,Writing
It’s up for pre-order on Amazon – I’ll let you know when it’s up on Barnes & Noble, etc. Available June 28th but you might want to pre-order your copy now…
Also, please check out Operation Auction – there are so many amazing items up for auction and if you’re a romance book lover you will DIE. Trust me. In fact there are more than a few items I have my eye on.
Operation Auction was created to assist Fatin, a strong supporter of the romance community. She lost her husband in a senseless act of violence earlier this month. I love seeing how supportive the romance community is – makes me proud to be a part of it. Now I’m off to do my part and make a few bids…
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4:55 pm • Filed under: New book fun!,Writing
Okay, here it is folks, along with some blurbage. Tell me what you think!
Loving her is easy. Proving to himself he deserves her? Baby steps…
Playing With Fire, Book 4
King of one-night stands, all-around man whore, that’s Eric. And you know what? He doesn’t give a rip. After being dumped by the two people who mattered most to him, numbing himself with alcohol and anonymous sex was the easiest thing to do. Men, women, they’re all the same to him. Feelings, caring, it all just gets in the way.
Then he meets Stacy. Sweet, beautiful, a delicate combination of shy and forceful, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever known. She sees right through his façade and makes him face his ugly truths, brutal reminders he doesn’t deserve her. He wants her like no one else—and it scares him out of his mind.
Stacy can’t help herself, she’s attracted to gorgeous, sexy, hurting Eric. There’s more to him than meets the eye—even though what’s meeting her eye right now is a complete mess. Broken hearts will do that to the strongest man—she should know. If she can get him to forgive—especially himself—maybe things could work out between him. But first, she can’t let him get away.
Eric was…quite the character. He gave me fits and was probably the most difficult hero I’ve ever had to wrangle with. It’s weird, how they sort of take over and do their own thing. It’s like your fingers and thoughts don’t have any say in the matter (and I’m the one who created him! LOL) and they just do what they want. That was Eric. He did what he wanted and I didn’t approve of some of his choices. He did some things to Stacy that weren’t very nice. But she sees something in him that he doesn’t. And she’s not perfect either, trust me. I’m very curious to see how readers react.
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1:50 am • Filed under: New book fun!
Fallen is coming out March 29th with Loose Id. And I’m really excited about it. I mean, check out the cover! Whoo boy, is it AWESOME or what? The lovely Anne Cain is the cover artist. I bow to her skills.
Here’s an excerpt for your Friday. A little something to tease you with. Enjoy!
Gabe needed to get her away from him. Before he did something stupid like yank her into his arms. Kiss her. Tear her clothes off and explore every inch of her body…
“This is embarrassing.” She smiled up at him, and it was like a punch right in the gut. She was too beautiful for her own good. And he was a sucker for falling for it that easily. “I just praised the car, and now it won’t start.”
“It might be a simple fix.” He flicked his chin at her. “Want me to check under the hood?”
She tugged on the pull by her left knee, and he popped open the hood. Glancing down, he cursed the darkness, the broken lamplights that sat useless above him. He couldn’t see shit, couldn’t tell what was wrong with it. And damn it all to hell, this most likely meant he’d have to offer her a ride home.
On his motorcycle, where she’d clutch him close and press her chest into his back. So he’d feel her breasts, unbound by her bra, her hands on his flesh, so he could die a slow, torturous death.
“I can’t see anything.” He let the hood drop. It landed with a loud clank, and she startled at the sound. “Want a lift home?”
Her mouth dropped open. “You’re offering me a ride?”
“Yeah.” Gabe shrugged. “On my motorcycle, though. Just warning you.”
“I don’t live far, so it wouldn’t take long.”
“Really?” Shock laced his voice. He never would’ve figured she lived anywhere near this part of town.
“Mmm-hmm.” She climbed out of the car, shut the door, and locked it. “I live in a studio apartment on Third Street.”
Dead center in the crap part of town. This revelation shocked him even more. Why did this pretty little angel live around here? Did she live alone? With family, with a — oh hell, he hoped not — with a man?
“You could’ve walked,” he said instead, jealousy clawing at his gut at the thought of another man putting his hands on her.
Yeah, he was a freaking idiot to even think like this.
“I could’ve.” She came over to where he stood at the front of her car, her nearness spiking his temperature by about a thousand degrees. “But it’s not really a good neighborhood.” Her nose wrinkled.
“Not the kind of neighborhood a little girl like you should live in,” he muttered.
“I’m not a little girl.”
Oh, she didn’t like that. Well, good, he didn’t like any of this either.
Leaning down, he got right in her face, watched those pretty baby blues widen, her damp lips part. She was primed for kissing, and no way would he do it. No matter how much he wanted to, he had to hold on to some bit of control.