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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kenra Daniels Tight Spaces Blog Tour- Want a Copy?

One thing I simply love about being a romance writer is the friends I make along the way. When one of them thinks of me when they put together a blog tour I get so excited you would think it was my release. I am so happy to present to you a good friend and very talented author Kenra Daniels.
 A little about Kenra Daniels:
Kenra Daniels lives in a tiny rural community in north eastern Kentucky with her very own Romance Novel Hero. In addition to Erotic Romance, Kenra writes Paranormal Romance, and has plans for Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and a few other things. She has a completely new paranormal being in development and will soon start those stories. With multiple other projects in the works, time and energy are her only limits.

A lonely woman goes dancing with friends to kick the Bad Breakup Anniversary Blues. Her fantasy-man is willing to help, until her lowlife ex ambushes him.
With the first anniversary of the messy break up of a long-term relationship bearing down, Amy has the blues. When her friends suggest an evening at the Double Dare, she reluctantly agrees to go along. She doesn't do the casual sex thing, but it'll be good to spend time with her friends.
Seeing Jesse at the Double Dare immediately cheers her up. She's fantasized over him for months. The evening gets more pleasant as they heat up the dance floor. Things go from hot to sizzling, until her ex shows up and confronts Amy in a low blow. Will his interference deter Jesse and Amy from continuing what could be the start of something wonderful?

She joined several other club-goers in the line at the door and waited her turn to be admitted. The odor of mingled perfumes, colognes, BO, and cigarette smoke made her stomach roll a little before she became accustomed to it. The neon sign suspended on the wall several feet overhead flashed, eerily illuminating the faces of those waiting in bursts of red, green and blue. Macabre shadows danced around, at odds with the nearly tangible sense of eagerness emanating from most. Amy shook the images from her head before they could take root. A long-time fan of horror fiction and the paranormal, such idle fancies had a way of setting up housekeeping in her imagination, only to reappear later as nightmares.
Amy let her gaze wander over those ahead of her in the line, trying to assess their status. Some were easy to tell, couples leaning against one another, lost in their own secret world. A few lone males stood out, conspicuous in their rarity. Nearly everyone in the line had at least one companion.
A trio of barely legal guys stared at Amy, bold as brass, and talking in low voices with an occasional laugh thrown in. They didn't bother to keep their topic of discussion private, wondering aloud which of them Amy would choose to fuck first.
A young woman, svelte in a black mini dress, pin straight platinum blonde hair swinging about her ass, approached Amy from the side. "Watch out for those guys." She indicated the three young men with a nod of her head. "They won't take no for an answer, even if it means following a girl out of the parking lot at closing. And it looks like they've picked you for their target tonight." She moved away before Amy could ask any questions.
Amy decided to take the warning seriously. A smart woman didn't take that kind of chance. She deliberately avoided making eye contact when the one in the middle tried to smile at her.
The young man drew sullen brows down when she refused to play the game, to the delight of his companions. "Uptight bitch. Be seeing you."
The very real threat in his tone sent a chill down Amy's spine. As a precaution, she surreptitiously studied all three, memorizing their faces and clothing, intent on giving them wide berth. If she never saw them again, it would be too soon. Satisfied she could easily recognize the troublemakers, she turned her attention elsewhere.
A nice-looking guy, with definite potential, near the front of the line looked her over. Before she could return his smile, a leggy redhead in painted on jeans and a translucent top approached from the parking lot and joined him. Amy gave him a rueful grin and made a point of looking elsewhere.
Finally, the doors opened, and the line started to move. The doorman checked IDs, turning away one young couple with fakes. By the time Amy made it to the front of the line, the heavily muscled man had relaxed a little, and started flirting with some of the women in the line. When Amy's turn came, he gave her a nod while his blue gaze flicked up and down, taking in her appearance.
His smile broadened when his gaze arrived at her generous breasts. "That's an awfully nice dress for a dump like this, Sweetheart." His voice, rumbly and intimate, sent a charge directly to Amy's pussy.
She licked her lips before answering, causing heat to flare in his eyes. "It's my favorite, so I decided what the hell."
"If you get tired of the jerks inside, come on back out and keep me company a while. I know how to treat a lady." His voice promised a good time.
Feeling especially daring, Amy made of point of letting her skirt brush against his pant leg as she walked past. "I'll just bet you do." With a long look over her shoulder, she headed on through the heavy steel door.
God! Had she really done that? Embarrassment heated her cheeks. Never in her life had she behaved that way! Every male without sight would read her actions as coming from a bitch in heat. Hopefully those young jerks hadn't paid attention. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to resist paying her a visit.

Hi Shannan, thanks for having me here today!
Writing Erotica, Erotic Romance, or even Sensual Romance – anything with graphic sex – comes with some unwanted consequences. As soon as people find out what I write, there's always the raised eyebrow. Then the person either leans back a little and starts to move away, or they lean forward and smile. By now, I can tell by those first little reactions exactly what they think of books with explicit adult content.
The folks who lean back? Well, you guessed it. They're afraid something unpleasant might rub off on them. I don't know if they think Erotica writers actually do what they write, as they write it, and don't ever wash their hands, or what.
The ones who lean forward a little and smile? They want ALL the juicy details. After all, everyone knows, to write that sort of material, a person would have to have a VAST amount of experience. Apparently, these folks figure that for every hot scene we write, we've lived far hotter ones. And for some of us, that might be the case. I don't know.
The thing is, most novelists who include graphic sex scenes in their work are just normal people. Maybe married, maybe single. Male or female. Kinda young or kinda old. Most have no more experience than any other average person of their age and gender, and some have even less.
Writing hot sex scenes is all about the imagination, and the ability to involve all of a character's senses in the scene. Without that quality, the scenes will be more funny than arousing. And while we might get a little pissed when people move away, or lean in for the details, we really don't want them laughing unless the scene is part of a comedy.
Thanks again for having me here, Shannan! I just released a new Erotic Romance novella, "Tight Spaces", Book #1 of my new "Double Dare Club" series. To celebrate, I'm giving away some copies of "Tight Spaces", a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and I'm working on some other things but don't have confirmation yet, so I can't announce them. So don't forget to hit the Rafflecopter below, or at my site, and enter for your chances to win! Also, check out the Archangel's Creed page (assuming I've finished the page!) on my site for a sneak peek at what my critique partner, Azure Boone, and I are working on next!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Claire Ashgrove Immortal Surrender Vitual Book Tour

 I can't tell you how tickled I was when Claire asked if I had room for her on her Virtual Book Tour. We met at RomCon this past June and from the moment I met her I felt a kindred spirit. Smart, and talented she looks at her love of writing as a business. One which she is flourishing in. I read the first in her series Curse of the Templars and loved what I read. I could hardly wait for this second book in the series to be released. An yep, I pre-ordered it for my Kindle. Something I only do that for a select few authors
Immortal Surrender Back Cover Blurb
Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to do with predestined mates. Even the Almighty won’t turn him into a fool again—he’d rather sacrifice his soul. Yet in the scientist Noelle Keane, a devout atheist, Farran meets the seraph designed for him.
Ordered by the archangel Gabriel to protect Noelle, the possessor of a sacred relic that could give Azazel incredible power, Farran swears to do his duty—but in name only. Fighting an attraction that grows with each day, he’s determined that he’ll never pledge himself to her.
As they war over her future, their mutual passion ignites a conflict far more damning. But before Noelle will agree to eternity with him, she demands the ultimate sacrifice – his heart.
“This series (The Curse of the Templars) is explosive, sexy, riveting, and Claire Ashgrove is a master of her craft.” ~ NYTimes Bestselling Author, Maggie Shayne
Farran stared up at Noelle, cursing her bad luck, the Almighty, and his fate. He well knew how terror could trap a person, had seen it countless times with unseasoned knights. In her unmoving position, he recognized the signs too clearly. This was no act meant to gain his sympathy. ’Twas no ploy to soften his anger over her attempt at escape. She was truly terrified.
“Damnation,” he muttered beneath his breath.
He closed his eyes with an inward prayer his stomach would not revolt and made the mark of the cross over his chest. Eyeing her, he strode to the ladder. She would pay for this later. He would find a way to make certain she came to regret her attempt at escape.
Do not look down. He chanted the mantra as he climbed the icy rungs. In less time than he had imagined, he arrived at her feet. Holding on with one hand, he placed the other on her calf. “I am here. Climb down.”
’Twas then he noticed the shaking of her shoulders, heard her muffled tears. When she did not move, he gave her leg a squeeze. “Noelle, come down. I will not let you fall.”
“I’m scared,” she murmured.
Saints’ blood, she did not intend to make this easy. Aye, indeed, he would lock her in her rooms at the temple for a week.
He assessed her position, made note of the little space her tiny body occupied. Carefully, he tucked his feet between hers and the side rails and eased his body up her legs. When he had pinned her between the ladder and his chest, he stopped. “Grab on to me.”
She let go with one hand, then clutched at the rail with a fierce shake of her head. “I can’t. I can’t, Farran.”
At the sound of her broken voice, all his defenses shuddered like a door under the barrage of a battering ram. The anger her defiance provoked dissolved with her sniffle. Deep in his gut, a heavy knot unwound. He pressed his body into hers, molded his thighs around her legs. Holding on with one hand, he pried her fingers off the metal and guided her hand to his shoulder. “Turn around, damsel,” he encouraged quietly. “Wind your arms around my neck, and we shall descend together. I swear to you, I will not let you fall.”

A little about Claire Ashgrove:
Award-Winning Author Claire Ashgrove has been writing since her early teens and maintained the hobby for twenty years before deciding to leap into the professional world. Her first contemporary novel, Seduction's Stakes, sold to The Wild Rose Press in 2008, where she continues to write steamy, sexy stories for the Champagne and Black Rose lines. Adding to these critically acclaimed romances, Claire’s paranormal romance series, The Curse of the Templars debuted with Tor in January 2012. For those who prefer the more erotic side of romance, she also writes for Berkley Heat as the National Bestselling Author Tori St. Claire.
She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, and her local RWA chapters, Heartland Romance Authors, Midwest Romance Writers, and North Texas Romance Writers of America.
Claire lives in Missouri with her two sons and too-many horses, cats, and dogs. In her “free” time, she enjoys cooking, winning at Rummy, studying Ancient Civilizations, and spending quiet moments with her family, including the critters.

To learn more about Claire, visit her on the web at, or  You can also connect with her via Facebook, and Twitter.

I was luck to be able to catch a bit of her time to answer a few of my questions. A small feat with her busy scheduel.

Do you do anything to get you into the zone to write?

Nothing exciting, I’m afraid. I wait until the house is sleeping, usually including the critters, fix a cup of coffee and sit down and go.  I write until I quite literally fall asleep at the keys.

Which authors inspire your writing?

At the moment, I’m fascinated with Meljean Brooks’ world building.  As a rule though, it’s usually Steve Berry, Meredith Duran, and R.A. Salvatore.

 What is your favorite book, character and why?

 Gosh this is so hard.  There are so many good books out there that I adore.  I’m going to have to go with a tripe answer, I’m afraid.  Scarlet O’Hara from Gone With the Wind, followed very closely by her polar opposite, Melanie Hamilton.  I love these women.  Scarlet is such a tough cookie, so stubborn, so determined, even as she chases an ideal, not a reality.  Her determination, despite she’s not so very role modelesque, is something I admire a great deal.  Her strength.  Melly too is also extremely strong.  Strong quiet type where Scarlet is more in your face strength.

 Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet?

Not sweet, definitely not sweet – I’ve never written a ‘sweet romance’ in my life.  But nitty gritty erotic is sometimes hard to do.  I have to really put on a different hat to be “Tori St. Claire”.  So I would say I’m most comfortable with a middle ground – hot and steamy.

Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to?

 Thomas Jefferson.  I don’t know why exactly, but I’ve been drawn to him since I was a small child learning about our nation.

 Where do you see yourself in five years?

Laugh!  One step closer to totally insane?  I really don’t know.  I’m very happy where I am presently. 

Finish this sentence: I know I’ve made it when ___
my barns are all back in tip-top shape and I have an employee helping on the farm.

 What advice would you give aspiring writers?

 Other than the standard “never give up”, I think one of the most important things an author can do is keep one eye firmly fixed on the business of writing, particularly in today’s publishing world.  Knowing the business, acting somewhat like a publisher in your own approach, and being aware of the potential pitfalls, will only help build a stronger foundation that you can grow from.

 What do you see yourself writing in the future?

 As I said, I’m really very happy where I am right now.  I love writing romance.  I do have some other interests, that if I pursue them won’t be in the pen name you all currently know, that I’d like to see take flight.  Epic Fantasy and general historical fiction.

 If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

 ’m caught between the ability to fly – I lose so much time to driving everywhere.  And the ability to clone myself.  I need four of me in one day to get everything done.  Laugh!

 What time of the day are you at your best to write?

 In the middle of the night, almost always.  I’m a nightowl, and I despise mornings.  Afternoons usually make me sleepy and evenings are always full of distractions.

And now for something completely different…



What do you look at first with an attractive man or woman, face, body or smile?

 Usually it’s the face, but I’m more drawn to the smile.  Yet so many times the smile comes after the first look.


Explain your perfect day.

 My perfect day would be getting up around 10 in the morning, having my children at home (summer most likely) and spending the majority of the mid-morning and early afternoon riding or working with the horses.  Then I’d have the evenings free for family time and cooking, and then I could curl up and write until I started all over again the next day.


What is the most decadent desert you can’t say no to?

Crème Brulee.  And my other half makes a simply seductive dish.  Yum.


Do you have a favorite holiday what is it and what makes it special to you?

 Christmas.  It’s the only time I don’t feel like a fool for decorating to the hilt, spending hours baking, and engaging in all things traditional.  I despise winter and the cold, but I love the traditions that come with Christmas, and there’s nothing better than watching the kids’ smiles light up when they tear into the gifts.

What key words describe you best?

 Ecclectic, strong, determined, loyal, zany.
Claire is giving away one digital copy of any one of her backlist books, excepting those in the Templar series, to one randomly drawn commenter at each stop on the blog tour.  In addition, commenters’ names will be added into the tour-end drawing of a 25.00 Amazon gift card.  Follow the tour – the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.  Complete tour dates can be found here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Pick Me Up - Results from the Indulgence Blog Fest & More!

Happy Monday to all!
As promised I'm baaack! There's been quite a bit going on this week. I sprung one surprise on you with the Indulgent Blog Hop giveaway. Susan won a PDF copy of The Knights Druid. Congratulations Susan and thanks for participating.
I still a giveaway going for for both Beloved Wizard and The Knights Druid. Both part of the Knights of Excalibur trilogy. Just go to:
There is still plenty of time to enter and there is tons of prizes to be had.
I am also hosting a giveaway on my blog for Lori Corenstino's latest release at:
 I also mentioned a special guest blog this week and will have Clair Ashgrove here on Wednesday the 26th. We will be talking about her release of your latest book Immortal Surrender. It's the second in her The Curse of the Templar series. I read Immortal Hope and fell in the with it. It comes out on the 25th and you can be sure I'll will have it for my Kindle that very day. She will also be holding a giveaway! Darn, I wish I could enter myself Lol!
I also am having Kenra Daniels by on Thursday the 27th for her new release so it will be another busy week for my blog.
I have still managed to put in quite a bit of writing. Finishing up The Kings Lady, which promises to be a bit bigger than the first two. So far this book is my favorite one in the trilogy and very excited to get it done and to my editor.
Once that's done it's back to my other books which have been largely ignored to meet my deadline for The Knights Lady. 
Well, it time to get back to work. You all have a wonderful week and I'll touch base with you next week. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Vist with Author Lori Corsentino - Want a Copy of her newest release?

I have two very special guest in the next two weeks. The first is a very charming and talented lady who I am very happy to call my friend. Please welcome Lori and be prepared to become as enchanted as I am.
Lori’s love of reading has transcended to include penning her own tales of romance. She is experimenting with writing in several different genres, including paranormal – a definite favorite. “There is just so much you can do when you step outside the known world,” she explains “and creating a paranormal story allows you to take yourself and your readers anywhere your imagination wants to go!”

Destiny's Awakening is Lori's first foray into her "Tales of the Fey" paranormal romance trilogy. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @LoriCorsentino and on Also check out her blog weekly for a Manuscript Monday, Wicked Writer Wednesday, or Favorite Friday entry.

Men of the present weren’t able to hold archaeologist Evelyn Wright’s interest for long. Her passion lay with discovering the lives, loves, and legacies of men in the past.    Five hundred-year-old Prince Alexander slumbers alone in an enchanted sleep.  Imprisoned by ancient Fey magic to stave off a civil war, he awaits the woman who is destined to awaken him.    Thrown together by an unseen force, the career-minded modern woman and the aristocratic Fey Prince share a magical kiss that sparks more than mere romance.    Together they will create a key to open their hearts to a true love that will thwart the plans of an evil Wizard and save their worlds. 

Do you do anything to get you into the zone to write?

No, not really. I do try to get my self in front of the monitors when my muse whispers in my ear, though. I have been thinking about meditating a bit before writing time, to visualize the story I’ve already written. Meditation is also really good for letting go of control and letting your mind wander when you’re searching for where to go next in the story!

Which authors inspire your writing?

Johanna Lindsey for the historical aspect. Linda Howard for great scenes, visualization, and romantic suspense elements. Pamela Clare for when I’m stuck. She’s such a great author that just reading her challenges me to get my hands on the keyboard and just write! Shayla Black for character conflict and sensual elements – she writes hawt! Helen Hardt for her correct use of grammar, amazing descriptors, and heat/sensuality. Also Lia Slater for heat/sensuality and the timeline of a romantic relationship. She really showed me the way to keep the fire going AFTER the first love scene! Lizzie T. Leaf is awesome for taking a walk on the funny side. Her books remind me it’s OK to have humor in your story. BTW those last three, Helen Hardt, Lia Slater, and Lizzie T. Leaf are my chapter sisters. I’m really proud of them!

What is your favorite book, character and why?

Linda Howard’s After the Night is my favorite book. I can remember so many scenes from that book – and not just because I’ve read it so many times! It was my second foray into Romantic Suspense. I’ve been hooked ever since!
My favorite male character is undoubtedly the one hero I’ve totally fallen in love with – and that’s Grey Rouillard from After the Night. That’s probably another reason why I love that book so much. Favorite female character. That’s a tough one. I’d have to say Tedra De Arr from Johanna Lindsey’s Warrior’s Woman. She definitely knew how to kick butt, and was more than a match for her hero.

Do you prefer to write erotic or sweet?

I write hot. Sometimes hotter than I expect! Every now and again I try to write sweet, to stretch my writer’s legs. It’s a good thing to color outside the lines. : )

Which famous person, living or dead, are you drawn to?

That would have to be my Great-Grandfather on my Dad’s side. He and my Great-Grandmother lived here in the Denver area. He barely had an education, but that didn’t stop him from being a successful businessman. He had quite a reputation for horsetrading, and most ranchers looking for quality stock would come talk to “Horse Trader John” during the annual stock show in Denver. My Dad told me a lot about him. He was an amazing man. I would have loved to have been able to meet him. Unfortunately, he died before I was born.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Writing romance novels for a living, of course! Doing so on a beach-front property in the Hawaiian islands would be even better…

Finish this sentence: I know I’ve made it when_______________?

I can finish a book within my given timelines, and get paid well for my efforts!

What advice would you give aspiring writers?

Never give up! Keep trying, and keep writing. Also, your chances of becoming published increase dramatically when you network, so do that as much as you can.

What do you see yourself writing in the future?

I have a real passion for paranormal romance. I miss writing it when I’m working on another project. There’s just so much you can do with that genre! The same can be said for Historical, only that one is a bit tougher, what with getting your facts straight! I do love the research, though, and will likely do a series or two in Historical in the next several years.

If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

That’s tough. I never really thought about having a superpower before. Being able to change into a guy every now and again? Is that a superpower? ;)

What time of the day are you at your best to write?

Late at night and/or early in the morning. I’m a bit skewed!  : )

And now for something completely different…
What do you look at first with an attractive man or woman, face, body or smile?

I look at their smile, especially their teeth. A man with bad teeth is a deal breaker for me!

Explain your perfect day.

I know this is not really what you want, but I’m going to pick a day of the week – Friday, for all the wonderful things it entails. Friday is just a perfect day. It signals a coming break from the daily grind, and lends a promise of freedom to do as you will the next day…and the next day too! I feel like it’s a day that’s well earned, having worked hard all week to get there. It’s also the first day where I can stay up late and not have to pay for it the next morning!

What is the most decadent desert you can’t say no to?

Coconut cream pie. OMG – yummmmm.

Do you have a favorite holiday what is it and what makes it special to you?

Halloween! I think I like it so much because you can do just about anything you want that day, and be anyone you want, and get away with it. It’s just a really fun day. And the night…oh the night. Then I get watch scary movies all night until I can’t stay awake anymore. It’s awesome!
Christmas does run a close second. I love the warmth, cheer, and colors/lights of the season. It gives me warm fuzzies.

What key words describe you best?

I am an intelligent, creative, procrastinator with pack-rat with control-freak tendencies who loves to write romantic fiction as well as technical documents and help files.

Do you want to do a giveaway?

I’ll give away a swag bag with a copy of Destiny’s Awakening and some other goodies.

What is your prize?

Book + other goodies.

How do they enter to win?

They need to leave me a comment.

When will you be announcing the winner?

I’ll announce the winner on Monday, the 24th.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Let the Celebration begin: The Indulgent Blog Fest!

Hi Everyone.  Pick me up Monday is postponed for this special blog post. Thought I would surprise you with a blog hop sure to please. There are times when we all need a bit of indulgence in our busy lives. This is one of those times. What makes those tough days a bit easier to manage? For me my beast is Monday's and my little indulgence is the semi-sweet chocolate I have at lunch as a way of rewarding myself for battling through the worst day of the week. Bubble baths, champagne and back rubs are also high on my list.
But, out of all of them my ultimate indulgence is to curl up with a good book and lose myself in the story. So in the sprit of such decadent pleasures I am giving a copy of my new release The Knights Druid to one lucky commenter who shares with me their favorite indulgence. But that's not all.
 The Ndulgent Bloggers are hosting a GRAND PRIZE of $100 GF from WINNER'S CHOICE of Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Just enter the rafflecopter below the blog hop linky list.
Now let me indulge you with a little blurb on my series of Knights, King Arthur and all things magical, with the twist of the twenty-first century.

What’s worse than a pissed off Knight? Colin Hennessy.
Shifter, Knight and quick tempered Irishman, Colin remembers vividly his past life as Sir Kay. Haunted by the woman he once loved and lost, he has spent his lives searching for his lost love to no avail. Now Arthur is back and his life once again is filled with purpose. Joined by a common goal, he lives only to protect Arthur and his fellow Knights from the twisted, black magic of Mordred.
Juliet Boyd moves among societies rich and pampered, but she holds within her a terrible secret. One Vance Hollister is determined to exploit. Mordred is back in a new skin, now as Vance Hollister and the old evil is alive and well.
Colin and Juliet are unprepared for the flare of attraction that ignites between them from across a moonlit parking lot. Dare she open herself and expose her cursed gift? Can he save Juliet from Vance’s twisted manipulations or will he lose his second chance at love? A showdown between good and evil is coming to a head with Colin and Juliet right in the middle.

Don't forget to leave me a comment on your favorite indulgence before you hop away and also be sure to enter the rafflecopter too for a chance at the grand prize!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pick Me Up Monday - Scavanger Hunt and Hot Mojave Knights Updates

Now this is how to start your week. So many stories come to mind too bad I'm not doing a flash fiction piece. Then again, it may be too racy for even one of those.
Welcome to my corner of the blogosphere. If your new to my blog then welcome. I try every Monday to do a recap of stuff that went on the past week, which includes my WIP's. I also add my impressions on the writing profession as a whole. Not that I'm an expert mind you, but I do share my experiences as I make my way ever upward in my chosen profession.
The one thing I never talk about is polotics and religon. Way too many good arguments on both sides to go into that can of worms, plus isn't life complicated enough?
One of the things I like to do is get you notice when I'm doing a giveaway - when I have enough time that is. And right now I am doing a month long giveaway that really rocks. Just go to and you can get yourself entered to win all the goodies being offered. For me I'm offering up the first two books in my Knights of Excalibur series.
I'm getting close to finishing up The Kings Lady and should have to my editor by the end of this month - barring any unforseen delays, that is. I have also started work on Zeke's story. The third book in the Dark Breed series and am loving the way it's coming together.

In other news I'm in Book Trailer Showcase emag. I did up a small short story which will be sure to interest you if you follow the Dark Breed series.
or you can dowload the emag yourself at
In other news our little romance reader event called Hot Mojave Knights can't be called little anymore. We are honored to have New York Times Bestselling Author Jade Lee signed up and have at least three more big names considering it. Plus we are getting sponors from Decadent Publishing and eXtasy Books so far and more to follow there also.
Even though it's a year plus one month away this is the time to get everything planed. A big undertaking that need the time to do it right. So I'm very excited to see my baby taking its first steps. Something that wouldn't have happened if not for the help of my committee members RM Sotera, Meg Muir and Joanne Riley. They saw my dream and beleived as strongly in it as I do. With that much committment and passion who could fail to have a top notch event. The scheduel is rough, but one thing is clear. We will have intimate incounters where you and a small bunch of readers will have one on one with the authors of your choices, panels and activities like build a Knight and Shades of Grey 101. So much happening that it is sure to please every taste.
So you could say I have my plate full, but I wouldn't have it any other way. When opportunity knocks you don't tell it to come back at a better time.
And speaking of opportunity, I have the time to put in a few thousand words on my WIP so I better get going. Have a wonderful week and talk to you next Monday.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wicked Pleasure Scavenger Hunt

Hi everyone, I'm happy to be part of a awesome event sponsored by my dear friend Rhonda of Queentutt's World of Escapism and Book & Trailer Showcase. This scavenger hunt/blog hop goes from September 7th to October 7th. My prize is the PDF copy of The Knights Druid, PLUS the first novella that began the series Beloved Wizard.  The winners will be selected on Oct 8th and will be notified by email. 
at each stop there will be a post and in that post the Blog will give you a clue that you will have to find within their individual Blog Site. Once the Hopper/Viewer has found the clue they can click on the Rafflecopter to fill in their answer.
All right here is my Question for you:
In my realm love can conquer all, well almost. Bit I do have a handy way of eliminating those too stubborn to succumb to Cupids little arrows. What action can you take?
It's time to go hunting girls
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pick Me Up Monday-On Tuesday!

Here is some inspiration to get you back in the swing of the work week. Remember the weekend is only four days away!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed soaking up the last of the summer heat. It wont be long and summer will be behind us and the colder weather will set in. Dang, that's a depressing thought for someone like me who hates the cold.
I had a marvelous holiday and have to share. I just celebrated my 8 year wedding anniversary and thought we would have a quiet night after meeting up with my author friends for lunch. I had a great time with RM Sotera and Lizzie T. Leaf at the Nine Fine Irishmen Pub at New York, NY Casino. As we were finishing up my hubby decides to surprise me with tickets to the theater. Not just any tickets mind you. These were tickets to a play I have by wanting to see for years.
Wicked was everything I ever dreamed it could be, the acting was first rate and the music and singing to best I've heard in years. Everything from the set design and costuming was top notch. Then you put it in The Smith Center and well, wow! It was a night that will be with me all my life. I have the most incredible man. My living hunk of a hero who is my inspiration.
So needless to say I didn't get as much writing done as I wanted but it was a wonderful trade off in my book. So know it's back to the writing and play catch up with my word count. I hope to get The Kings Lady wrapped up this month and then I'm off working on all my other WIP's that are languishing in the side lines as I wrap up the Knight's of Excalibur series.
Hope you all have a great week and see you very soon.