The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pick Me Up Monday-Prizes and fun on Sunday November 3rd!

Happy Monday all!
I've got quite an event coming for all on Sunday November 3rd! I'll be at
Authors & Readers Convention in New Orleans or ARC for short is where I will be August 14-17. In preparation, I'll be on their Facebook page all day talking about upcoming releases, teasers and hold prize and swag giveaways!
Get a sneak peak at the latest book Dark Desire in the Dark Breed Enforcer series, get the inside scoop on the Enforcers themselves and find out all about my next book Soul Fire the first book in a brand-new  series.
Tons of fun and lots of goodies will be given out as I prepare for NOLA. If you're a fan of my Dark Breed Enforcer series, you don't want to miss this.
Well back to work and hope to see you on Sunday! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I'm back, Tired but well worth it!

Sorry this is late, but like this guy here, I could easily fall asleep on a bed of rocks!
The inaugural event Hot Mojave Knights turned into a considerable success with all the buzz going on about it on Facebook and Twitter, it looks like this could become quite the event to go to. A lot of hard work and planning went into the creation and execution of this reader event, and it's always great when you're told your baby is pretty.
Now, after some much-needed  rest, I'm ready to dive back into finishing up my last two books of this year. After rubbing elbows with some awesome authors, inspiration and anticipation to get back to work is my total focus.
I'm so excited to bring my historical dragon shifters to life and will be self-publishing  it. An exciting and daunting task, yet to have total control over your work is something I'm looking forward to.
 Have no fear Dark Breed Enforcer fans, Zeke's book Dark Desire is still slated to finish this year and God willing will release at the end of the year. It depends on if Evernight Publishing has release slots open.
Well, my worlds are calling me so have a wonderful week all.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pick Me Up Monday - 5 Day's to Hot Mojave Knights!

Happy Monday!
Sorry this is getting out so late today. So many last minute preparations are happening at this time I forgot I didn't post my blog today. Bad me, I know.
So, it's obvious what has been eating up all my time for the past few weeks. Writing has been  catch as catch can due to all the last minute details which come with putting on a reader event of this caliber.This may be our maiden year, but we pulled out all the stops to make it as great an experience as we could. 
What does it take to put on an event like this? Well Night Owl Reviews is doing an article for their website on this topic. I am very excited they picked my event to interview. Even more excited to have Lizzie T. Leaf, my dear friend, as the one to interview my committee and I.
So what the heck is up after the 20th? I will be doing my best to catch my second wind so I can plunge into writing. I have serious time to make up and plan on making my goal for the end of the year. There will be two more books coming your way. Soul Fire, the novella which kicks off my historical paranormal series and the fourth installment of the Dark Breed Enforcers book, Dark Desire. Zeke's book is a major game changer as things get down and dirty and the repercussions to the dark breeds get much more serious.
Well, best be getting back to my to do lists. 
We will chat again!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pick Me Up Monday - Countdown to Hot Mojave Knights

I do so love this pic. I love history and swords. A hunky man with a sword and I'm drooling!
I've accomplished a lot this week, and feeling very positive I'll have everything checked off my to-do list by next week. I've done all the favors for all attendees, scribes, featured authors and sponsors. All posters for featured authors are completed and look awesome!
Costume sewn and working on completing four more tabards for the Knights. Music is set and ready for the masquerade ball and dinner, baskets done and just waiting for the release date on my anthology.
Yeah, I've been crazy busy and love every moment of it, even as it stresses the hell out of me. All my swag is now finished for the swag bags. I'm currently ready to start printing out the program and registration packets for all who are coming...I know it's impossible to catch every single thing when putting on an event like this, and I also know there will be something, which will go wrong, but overall, with the help of my awesome committee. We are going to have a kick ass event!
With things heating up there hasn't been much writing as I normally do, but I can make up for that once the event is finished and things slow down. As it is right now, I'm lucky not to have lost my mind at this point.
So now I'm signing off since more work is waiting...
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Merry Christmas from Crescent Moon Lodge - Coming this Month!

Coming this month a Christmas anthology which has it all. Hot and steamy to sensual these are stories to please anyone.
It may be three months before Christmas, but anytime is great to bring holiday cheer.
Here is a little teaser of my story A Howling Yuletide.

Fleur Delecourt knew her Christmas holiday was doomed from the start. Not only did she hate the cold and snow, but also she found herself saddled with a ski instructor, courtesy of a friend’s twisted sense of humor.
Werewolf Rory Furr left Scotland to find a life and pack of his own. What he was not prepared for was finding his mate in the form of a petite redhead who tests both his self-control and patience.


“You have got to be freaking kidding me,” Fleur snapped with exasperation, her breaths coming in small puffs to surround her head like a halo.

The morning deteriorated as soon as she opened her eyes. The digital clock showing her in blue glowing numbers she overslept. With a foul curse, she ran into the bathroom, brushed her teeth and hair. No time for makeup, she pulled on a pair of jeans and a light blue  sweater, thick socks and her brand new  cowboy boots, taking a moment to enjoy the snug comfortable fit. Jamming a wool cap on her head, she pulled out her bright green-and-pink parka.

 There would be no coffee for her this morning. Bemoaning the fact, she broke into a sprint. Her boots sank into the thick fresh snow. Picking up speed, she flew past the lodge at a dead run, nearing the lift area where she was to meet her instructor.

To her horror, she felt herself go airborne as the slick soles of her boots met with a patch of ice. Gravity took hold as she went down hard on her back. Her head hit the ground with a heavy thwump. Her vision dimmed as stars burst through her vision, and the air left her lungs with a very unlady like grunt. Struggling for air as the world spun around her prone body, she realized she should have heeded the warning, listening to her instinct and stayed the hell in bed with the covers over her head.

“Are ye all right, lass?”

She looked up and saw him. Lily’s brief description of him didn’t do him justice. He was way beyond hot and into Celtic god territory. Her coffee-deprived brain made words impossible as she took in his stunning looks.

“That was a verra nasty fall ye took. Did you break anything?”

She opened her mouth, but no words would come so she pressed her lips tightly together. Mutely she shook her head mortified to feel her face flame hot. Damn, she didn’t blush, could this be more humiliating? Desperately, she wished for the ground to swallow her whole, but of course nothing like that happened. Instead, the cold seeped into her bones making her shiver.

Yeah, Lily, embrace the fun of the season, enjoy the snow. Well, not in this freaking lifetime.

She struggled to get to her feet and felt the man’s large hands gently grip her arms to steady her. 

The man towered over her petite frame, his broad shoulders stretched over his red ski jacket. Long muscular legs were encased in heavy jeans. Glossy dark hair was pulled away from sculpted features of flawless masculinity. Dark brows enhanced his light blue eyes. A straight romanesque nose gave him an aristocratic air, and good lord… those full sensual lips were enough to make her want to press them against her own just to see if they tasted as good as they looked.

“Ach, ye seem fine to me. You need proper shoe's, lass. Those willna do.”

His thick Scottish brogue rolled over her in a warm erotic wave. His voice, deep and husky, nearly made her pant.

No one could be so deliciously perfect. He must have some flaw. Maybe he was a serial killer, or a criminal on the run from Interpol for a jewel heist gone wrong.

“Are ye fine, lass?”

The sharp spike of concern in his voice shook her out of her imaginings. “Um, y-yes just a bit cold. What’s wrong with my boots?” She changed the subject quickly.

“The bottoms are smooth. Nary a groove tae be found. Ye need tae grip the ground. Verra dangerous, as you just found out.”

“Well, I guess we will have to cancel then since I don’t have anything but these and my sneakers with me.” She felt a pang of regret at the thought of not seeing him again.

Oh, this was bad on too many levels, besides, she reminded herself how much she hated snow and cold. She just needed to keep that thought firmly in her mind.

“No worries, ye will be in ski boots soon. Yer friend Lily told me tae go slowly with you. Said you are no’ too fond of the cold?”

“Uh-huh.” She blinked up at him.

Damn, he could recite the alphabet and she would be a happy woman. Those dark brows slid downward forming a crease between his eyes. It only made him even sexier, if such a thing could be possible. The urge to smooth the frown made her clench her hands into fists at her sides. Great, she was acting like a teenager with her first crush. How pathetic could she get?
I hope you enjoyed this little snippet look for the release party full of prizes to win coming soon.