Catching up with you!

THE LOST paranormal romanceApologies on my randomness over the last two weeks. I’ve been struggling to catch up after RWA and a week of illness. I’m hoping to get back on a regular schedule tomorrow when I’ll have my dear friend and fellow author Diane Escalera with us. Diane will be chatting about her latest release, DANGEROUS DESIRE from Lyrical Press.

Look for the newsletter in the next few days with news about the upcoming THE LOST release party and giveaway, which includes a chance to win a SONY E-reader, Copies of AZTEC GOLD and THE FIFTH KINGDOM, a THE LOST T-shirt as well as other fun prizes! Newsletter members will have an exclusive prize that will be added to the Grand Prize if they are the lucky winner. What’s the exclusive prize? How about a $25 gift card to your bookseller choice.

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I hope you’ve been enjoying the wonderful live video events we’ve been having. They have been so much fun and many thanks to the authors who have participated. If you haven’t been able to catch them while we’re live on camera, here is a little widget developed by the marvelous Book Candy Studios that will let you catch up on the events and trailers you may have missed. If you can’t see the widget below, you can click here. I’ve got some additional special guests coming up shortly and hope you can pop by.

Look for next week’s live event on July 28th when I have the amazing Cynthia Eden with me to chat about her latest releases as well sexy paranormal and suspense heroes!

Fun Friday – Some interviews

I’ve been having lots of fun lately interviewing a number of fellow authors and being interviewed as well. This Fun Friday I’m sharing those with you in case you missed them!

To see past live video events with Donna Grant, Lisa Renee Jones, Jeaniene Frost and Larissa Ione, just click on the widget below. If you can’t see the widget, you can use this link: http://t.wbx.me/fbam1

Also, mark your calendars for July 28 at 9 pm EST when I’ll be having the next live event with the wonderful Cynthia Eden!

Yesterday I had a great time at the first ever Forever Romance Paranormal Blog Talk. I was lucky enough to be interviewed along with Carolyn Jewel and Kendra Leigh Castle. You can listen to that interview by clicking on the widget below or by using this link:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hachettebookgroupfeatures/2011/07/14/forevers-paranormal-romance-author-roundtable

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Fun Friday – Rockin’ it with Donna Grant and Lisa Renee Jones

We had a rockin’ fun time during the last two live video events with my Dangerous Women Writing friends Donna Grant and Lisa Renee Jones. Thanks to all of you who popped by and congrats to the winners of the prizes we gave out at the end of the night. Look for them shortly!

I know it’s tough to get away and join us since life is hectic. Believe me I know, but we don’t want you to miss out on the fun! So here is a little widget developed by the marvelous Book Candy Studios that will let you catch up on the chats you may have missed. If you can’t see the widget below, you can click here. Share the widget with your friends for a chance to win a $25 gift card. I’ll be picking a winner from all those who have put up the widget on September 1!

I’ve got some additional special guests coming up shortly and hope you can pop by.

    June 23, 9 pm – Jeaniene Frost
    July 13, 9 pm – Larissa Ione
    July 28, 9 pm – Cynthia Eden
    August 11, 9 pm – Rachel Kramer Bussel

All times are Eastern Standard time.

Instructions on how to view the chats:

    – click on author photo
    – use the guest tab (not registered users tab)
    – enter your name in the guest field
    – click enter button to join room
    – click play button (upper left hand corner of the screen)
    * set browser to full screen mode

Events, Coupons and More!

As much as I was planning to do a Thursday 13 today, I am without a thought this a.m. I could not even name 13 things sitting on my desk right now. Well, maybe I could but I don’t think you’d be too interested in knowing. LOL!

I want to thank everyone who dropped by the live video event last night. I had a blast talking with all of you and the marvelous Donna Grant. Donna is so much fun and it was so interesting to hear about her books and her wonderful Dark Sword series. Also got to see her wonderful trailer for UNTAMED HIGHLANDER. Can I say AWESOME?

I’ll be picking winners from the event later this a.m. and posting them tomorrow, so please drop by on Friday to see if you’ve won.

Well, maybe I can after a double dose of coffee since I was both tired and excited after our event last night. Went to bed early as I usually do because I’m normally up at 5 a.m. to head to work. So not fun.

But as I lay there I turned on the television and zapped between PAWN QUEENS and AUCTION WARS. I love seeing what they find, maybe because I’ve recently discovered that there is an adventurous treasure hunter buried deep inside of me. (Duh, I guess I should have realized that way before writing AZTEC GOLD and THE FIFTH KINGDOM, but I didn’t!)

Then I caught my first episode of EXTREME COUPONING. Whoa! A young couple got thousands of dollars of items for FREE. The nice thing was they gave everything away to local area charities.

Next was a single mom who relied on couponing to support her family. More power to her. Why not take advantage of savings, especially in these difficult times.

I used to coupon more. Once saved 75% of my grocery bill with coupons. Now I have little time for that, but I still try to predominantly buy what’s on sale and what I need. I don’t want to end up throwing away items that have reached their expiration date.

I also make sure to check the sizes and prices. 5.98 a pound chicken breasts at 50% off is no bargain. I hate when stores do that to make themselves look good, but are not really giving their customers a break.

So do you coupon? Extremely or just average?

Oh wait. I guess I did have some thoughts this morning. LOL! I hope they made sense.

Nasty Tuesday

Thunder and lightening, everything is frightening . . .

Got soaked walking to the office this morning and now there is a wicked amount of rain, thunder and lightning going on!

I certainly hope your day is starting off better.

I’m over at my friend Ronnie’s blogspot later today. Drop by for a quick chat on blogging.

Don’t forget tomorrow is the big day for our next live video event!

Come join me and my fellow Danger Woman Writing Donna Grant for a live video event this Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. EST. We’re going to preview the trailer forTHE LOST, the very first book in my new SIN HUNTER series and talk about writing paranormals, our favorite kinds of heroes and lots of other fun stuff.

I’ll be giving away a $10 gift card, an autographed copy of STRONGER THAN SIN and a couple of cool reusable grocery bags so that you can help to protect the environment. You can either click here to join this 30 minute live video event this Wednesday or click on the widget below. Feel free to share the widget with your friends and let them share in the fun and prizes. You can also tweet or share this link: http://t.wbx.me/eemp7


Bradley Cooper & Lots of Excitement!

It’s a dreary Monday here, but we have with us today a man who is hot and humorous. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Today’s Guilty Pleasure is Bradley Cooper who is in almost everything lately. Bradley first caught my eye in ALIAS and apparently attended Villanova for a year before transferring some other school that shall not be named. LOL! I still haven’t seen THE A TEAM although it’s still on my list. Maybe over the summer weekends when I’ve got a little more time.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Guilty Pleasure!

Now for the excitement!

Contest Winner

The winner of Friday’s contest – Margaret Mallory’s THE GUARDIAN – is Sabina E. Please e-mail me your postal address so I can send out your prize.

Check out the cover for THE FIFTH KINGDOM!

Just got the cover for THE FIFTH KINGDOM, my July 11 romantic suspense release from Carina Press.

Live Video Event on May 18 with Donna Grant

Come join me and my fellow Danger Woman Writing Donna Grant for a live video event this Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. EST. We’re going to preview the trailer for THE LOST, the very first book in my new SIN HUNTER series and talk about writing paranormals, our favorite kinds of heroes and lots of other fun stuff.

I’ll be giving away a $10 gift card, an autographed copy of STRONGER THAN SIN and a couple of cool reusable grocery bags so that you can help to protect the environment. You can either click here to join this 30 minute live video event this Wednesday or click on the widget below. Feel free to share the widget with your friends and let them share in the fun and prizes. You can also tweet or share this link: http://t.wbx.me/eemp7


Video Event Winners & a Contest for Margaret Mallory’s THE GUARDIAN!

I want to thank everyone who dropped by our very first video event! I so appreciate being able to meet you and hoped you liked the premiere of the trailer for THE LOST. It’s not live yet, so you’re the only ones who have gotten to see that gorgeous video, unless . . .

UNTAMED HIGHLANDERYou pop in for our next video chat on Wednesday, May 18 at 9 p.m. I have a very special guest coming on, namely my Dangerous Women Writing friend and fellow author Donna Grant. Join us as we discuss writing dark paranormals, alpha heroes and lots of other fun stuff. We’ll have some more prizes for you, like a gift card, bags, shirts and other googies.

Now here are the lucky winners from the last video event! Please send me you mailing address so that I can get your prize out to you!

Karin – $10 Gift Card
Kym A – Autographed copy of SINS OF THE FLESH
JoAnna – Autographed Copy of SOLDIER’S SECRET CHILD
Kai – Caridad Environmentally friendly grocery bag & a lovely beaded bookmark
Cynthia (Artemis) – THE LOST T-shirt
Leanne G – Caridad Environmentally friendly grocery bag & a lovely beaded bookmark

THE GUARDIANWhew, now that we’re done with that! Today is FUN FRIDAY and I want to hear from you about your favorite kinds of heroes. Do you like military men? Highlanders? Vampires? Shapeshifters? Or do you prefer a more sensitive kind of guy?

Leave a comment on this blog post by 3 a.m. Saturday (want to give my CA folks some time to answer) for a chance to win an autographed copy of Margaret Mallory‘s THE GUARDIAN!