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Monday, June 27, 2011

Evernight's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop Giveaway

Pick Me Up Monday

Happy Monday Friends

I thought I'd start the week with a little black leather. I love bad boys, but then who doesn't?
Another week looms large with lots of things happening. I have a Blog Hop Giveaway set for Friday July 8th through to Tuesday July 12th. Come by and see all the talented authors from Evernight Publishing, Plus this is a chance for you to win all kinds of goodies. I will post more very soon so keep checking back with me.

I spent all yesterday working hard on Tegan's story the second in the Dark Breed series and hope to have a lot more news in regard my other series dealing with the Arthurian legend with a twist. The tentative title for the first book is Beloved Wizard.

Have a fantastic week and we will talk soon.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

     King Arthur and his Knights are back and ready to kick ass!
The plot thickens as old enemies reveal themselves. Mordred now reincarnated as Vance Hollister has begun the first step toward the destruction of Arthur.

    His eyes grew hooded as he studied her. Arrogance was Nimue’s worse trait, one that could be her undoing. When that happened, and that was only a matter time, he wanted a front row seat to that kind of fallout.
    “Just be sure that Drake is dead by this time next week.” He cautioned making his voice low with menace.
    “He will be dead I promise and Merci will either have joined us or join Drake. I have a plan to speed up the process, one that will not fail.”

See you next Sunday for another Six!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to lastnerve she is the winner of a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card and download of my Ebook Dark Passion Rising. She has 48 hours to contact me or I will draw another winner from the Random Number Service.
I want to thank everyone for participating. Be sure to check with my blog often, there will be more contests coming in the near future along with updates on my upcoming books.

I will be up on Sunday for Six Sentence Sunday where I will offer tidbits of my latest book Beloved Wizard along with my normal Monday Pick Me Up. Don't be a stranger come by and say hi.

Have a wonderful summer and stay cool.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pick Me Up Monday

Happy Monday Friends,

Here's something for you to inspire your creative juices. I wonder what he's thinking? What does he do for a living? A great subject can trigger all types of scenarios in your head.

As many of you know I participated in a Blog Hop with Coffee & Romance that started on Friday June 17. It goes through to Tuesday June 21 and I will be posting the name of the Winner right here on my Blog. The response from all of you is overwhelming I wish I can give everyone who left me a message and started following me a gift. Unfortunately I can't. I will be picking the winner through the Random Number Service and contacting the winner via email. I wish everyone good luck.

In other news I am still plugging away with the second book in the Dark Breed Series, my deadline for it is nearing and time to hide in my cave until I finish it. Beloved Wizard is in process of second edits and small tweaks and hope to have some news for you in the next few weeks. The Summoning is the next project I will be finishing up then on to the third installment of the Dark Breed Series with Zeke's story.

As you can see I have a busy summer in store for me so keep in touch and I will keep the updates coming.

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to another six from Beloved Wizard.

       Pent up anger and passions ignite between Drake and Merci in this first meeting since their break up.

He saw the glow of her hands as they pressed against his chest and a sudden desire to have them over his bare skin surged through him. He felt himself captured by her gaze, the violet darkening reminding him of a stormy sky. Only when her breath hitched did he realize he was so close to her he was enveloped in her all too familiar scent—orchids and the faint hint of arousal. Without conscious thought, he captured her mouth with his.
God she tasted good.

See you next Sunday for the next six.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Spring Into Summer Blog Giveaway Hop

                               Summer is Here!

Time to grab your swimsuit, suntan lotion and a good book. Don't have a book yet? Well you have come to the right place. Join me and Coffee & Romance and win any number of fabulous prizes.

I'll be giving a way a copy of my eBook Dark Passion Rising AND a $20.00 gift card from Amazon to some lucky person and that could be you. Just leave me a comment and your email address. It's that simple.

Below is the red link that will take you to all participating blogs just click it and off you go to another giveaway.

Good Luck and enjoy the heat!

Spring Into Summer Blog Giveaway Hop

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pick Me Up Monday

Good Morning Friends,
Thought I would share something that would turn up the heat in celebration of summer. He truly looks too hot to handle.

Hope everyone had a great week as for me I kept very busy with deadlines. My second installment of Confessions of a Las Vegas Domme went up on on June 9th. I am wrapping up the first installment of Midnight Steam a steampunk novel that go live at on July 5th. Stay tuned for my interview with Erin Quinn and I will be reviewing the first book in her Mists of Ireland series Haunted Beauty.
I finished reading a book last week from C.J.Ellison Vampire Vacation and all I can say is Wow! if you get a chance pick it up from Amazon you won't be disappointed.

In other news I am waiting for edits on Beloved Wizard to come back from my ccritique group Embraced by Words. Yes, I do have a critique group for my work and was lucky enough to get with some very talented writers. I truly don't know what I would do without them and their support.

I am still working my second Dark Breed novel Passions Flight . Its taking on a life of its own and looks to be a much longer book that the first Dark Passion Rising. The one thing I love about writing is the surprises that crop up when you are working a book. The unexpected twists that occur that give your work depth can be quite addicting. I started with the idea of taking the characters on a journey and now find they are in charge and showing me things I never imagined.

Much more to come next week and if you want a tidbit of Beloved Wizard and future works in progress please come by on Sunday's for Six Sentence Sunday and don't be shy leave a comment I love hearing from you.

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to the next installment of Six Sentence Sunday. Today I wish to start out with my soon to be published Beloved Wizard.

Merci Tremaine is pulled back into her old life when Arthur enlists her to find one of his missing men. Unfortunately that man happens to be her ex lover Drake Monroe the reincarnation of Merlin.

King Arthur is back and he's ready to kick some ass!

The skin on her arms tingled her built in warning system alerting to magic nearby. Taking a big breath, she faced the east side of the warehouse toward whatever was making a port to this location. A small pinprick of light floated in the center of the building. The glowing sphere pulsed, grew larger and brighter, filling the room and momentarily blinding her with its intensity. Two shadowy forms stepped through the light, one tall and statuesque the other collapsing to the dirty floor. A sick feeling roiled deep in her belly. 

Stay tuned for another six on 6/19/11

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pick Me Up Monday

Happy Monday!

Don't know about you but I just love a man with tats.

I took a week off for the holiday so I'm a little behind. That said I have plenty of exciting news. My first installment of Confessions of a Las Vegas Domme released through Red Hot Publishing's Everything Erotic came out May 31st. The second installment will hit this week on June 9th so be sure to check it out at I am doing final edits of my novella Beloved Wizard and am days from submission. More on this as news breaks. I am also still hard at work on Passions Flight the second book in the Dark Breed series and with any luck will be finished and in my final revision stage with it by the end of July then on to submissions.

In more news I just got back from Arizona Dreamin' Romance Reader Event that was held in Tempe, Az. I must say that every one of the authors there was a delight to meet. Of course I also met one of my favorite authors Erin Quinn who was the most gracious lady I have encountered in a very long time. If you haven't picked up her Mists of Ireland series I suggest you do it is a great series. Also you may want to check out her other books under the name Erin Grady I believe you will be hooked on Web of Smoke, Echos and Whispers. For more information go to her website at

It was an "Erin Quinn" night for me as you can see I also won her basket in the raffle they. I will have much more on Erin  in an upcoming interview coming in July at along with my review of her first book in the Mist of Ireland series Haunting Beauty.
Along with Erin Quinn two other delightful authors that I must mention simply because of their impressive talent is Kris Tulla. Her historical's are pure magic and she also has a fantastic tag line "Norway is the New Scotland". Erin Kellison was a sheer joy and her Shadow series is addicting. There were even more inspiring authors and I highly recommend going to and checking out their list of authors.

So now that I'm back in Vegas its back to work for me. So many books to write and so little time!

I will see you next week for another Pick Me Up.