In the last few months, I’ve been listening to two series: Historical romance Survivors' Club series by Mary Balogh, and paranormal romance Deep In Your Veins Series by Suzanne Wright. What a wide spectrum of genres, heh? I came across Suzanne’s books while looking for a new shape-shifter story. I do love those. One of [...]
Be sure to come and meet me. I'll have copies of Circle of Desire, Circle of Danger and Circle of Deception available to sign. For the people who are in my Readers Group or purchase a copy of my book, I have swag to give you. So much fun! For those who already have the [...]
Wolf Savalas has a good reason for kidnapping Sofia Cruz, the favorite cousin to the leader of Thirty-Second gang. His MC plans to hit the leader’s home and sweet Sofia will be in the crossfire. Sofia stopped seeing the handsome biker after he admitted to being a deadly Mayhem Brother. So why is she now [...]
The other day, one of my writer friends was setting up a press release for our book signing at Barnes and Noble (The Summit) in Birmingham, Alabama on February 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. And she asked a couple questions you might be interested in seeing the answer. As a local author, what about [...]
You know what I like about romance books? Of course, the hot sex, but truthfully, the layers my favorite authors weave into their stories. For romances, there should be two main plots in the book. One, of course is the mystery of romance. You know, the mystery of how they come to understand they should be [...]
I was watching an interview with Mike Fisher, a retired NHL Nashville Predator and hubby of Carrie Underwood. In being teased about NHL roommates on the road, he mentioned they no longer have to share a room (per the CBA). So many hockey romances I've read mention roommates. The junior leagues probably still do and [...]
I came across a screen shot of my very first website. Yep. I designed it myself with SiteSpinner. A cool little software program that helps those unfamiliar with coding. It was WYSIWYG type and I used it for years. If you can read some of the small print, you will see I was a romantic [...]
I thought Monday would be like any other day, beginning of another work week, but I wake to three emails from...ME! What the hell? Well, someone hacked into my MailChimp account and sent out emails to a portion of my subscribers asking for money. Really? Money? Sadly, some subscribers clicked on the attachment, but luckily, [...]
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kenya. She was a member of my writers group, and hopefully will be again when she returns to Alabama. YAY! She has this wonderful group on Facebook called The KGB: The Ks Grown & Sexy Book Club. She sent me the following questions [...]
As an author, I get reviews on my books all the time. When the reviewer doesn't like a book of mine, I get sad. Duh, of course. But I understand how everyone's taste is different. Some people love my books and some don't. The only time I get aggravated is when the reviewer doesn't realize [...]
On June 8, at 10:30 a.m., I will be at the Decatur Public Library. Come and buy one of my books and I'll sign it. All kinds of fun things will be going on. Plus you can have lunch with me or another author. Click here for more information.
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On April 20, I will present Save The Story: No More Sagging Middles at the North Shelby Library (anyone can come – romance writer or not) at 10 a.m., Saturday. I will show authors how to break down their story with beats. In turn, they will find the right starting point in their book, prevent sagging middles, [...]
Hard to believe I have another book coming out so soon. But I do. Forget the Hatfields and McCoys, in a small Southern town, the Whitfields and Tallys are the real family feud. So for some unholy reason, Jake Whitfield's old man and Angel Tally's grandfather wrote codicils to their wills the night before they [...]
Last month, a member of my local chapter of the Romance Writers of America gave a presentation on Reviews. She did a wonderful job. She showed everyone how even best-selling romance authors can have two and one star reviews. That reviewers can even hate our favorite stories. You know, the books you catch yourself re-reading [...]
How do you like my newly designed website? I should've been writing but the way my website looked after changing it about a month ago really bugged me. So I worked on it all afternoon until 2:30 a.m. in the morning. I think I finally got it right and love it. What do you think? [...]
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Atlanta Edge's hottest Russian hockey star made a big mistake. Now he must find a way to apologize big time to the girl he left behind in the States. I've been a puck bunny most of my life. So when Roman Volkov, up and coming hockey star with the Atlanta Edge, takes me home and treats me [...]
My book, NAKED HEAT, is one of the books being given away. Be sure to check it out. Click here.
No. I didn't leave out anything between heroine and hero. Lately, there has been a debate of rather or not the word heroine is outdated. Someone on Twitter had said that comics...oops...graphic novels (or whichever term you prefer) refer to superheroes no matter the sex of the character, not superheroes and superheroines. Okay. Sounds cool [...]
RT BookReviews closed it operations on May 16, 2018. It was a sad moment for many including myself. I read the magazine from the time it was actually a newspaper (1980s). At least, my dream of having a review of my book(s) done by the magazine came true. Plus my name was mentioned a few [...]
Another romance review site. I couldn't find a place to search for my name. So I have no idea if they reviewed my books are not. As you can tell, I'm not playing favorites. Be sure to check them out. Here are the links below. Website: https://bookhavenbookblog.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bookhavenbookblog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikaBHBB Instagram: https://twitter.com/ErikaBHBB
Here I am continuing the celebration of book reviewers, in particular, romance book reviewers. And they don't necessarily have to review and be part of my book tours as in this case. I just want readers to be aware of the different choices they have to check out new or old releases. Here's Book Reader [...]
I had the pleasure meeting Joy and Melissa at the RT Book Lovers Convention in Kansas City (2013) at the Avon event I was part of with my Circle series. Nice ladies indeed. Be sure to check out the website. Link below. http://www.joyfullyreviewed.net/ And their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JoyfullyReviewed/ See. I even like sites that do not [...]
So you never thought to do this, but I bet someone you know has thought about it or has tempted it or done it. So please copy and paste on your social media, everywhere. Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you [...]
Here's another review site you might want to check out. I'm a little partial to this one, not because she rated my book perfectly, she didn't, but because I admire the woman who runs the blog. Sweet lady who loves romance books. Be sure to check her out. Here are her links. Website: https://smutbookjunkie.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smutbookjunkiebookreviews/ FYI [...]
A couple weeks ago, I came across my list of book review sites/bloggers I like and decided to let my readers know about them. Kind of give back to them what they do for all authors out there. You may find a few books you have to buy. The first site I'm pointing you to [...]
First remember, my blog, my opinion. I can't tell you what to do. I can only tell my family. HA! And no, I'm not about to talk about hockey. I just want to first show you I do wear (what I consider) unfeminine clothing on occasion. That includes T-shirts. For years, I had only two [...]
Here we go. Starting June 12, 2018, one book a week will be re-released with a new cover. I'm so excited and hope if you haven't read them, you'll give them a try. Click on MY BOOKS above to see the back blurb on each.
A few years ago, if you had asked me what the above meant, I would have thought you were talking about a new video game. For those who don't know, they are hockey terms. You're probably wondering what is a nice southern girl doing becoming involved in a Yankee game. Heck, there's rarely any ice [...]
When I was a kid, boys played with marbles. Girls played with jacks. I felt we girls got gypped. Marbles were so pretty. Thankfully, I had a male cousin who was cool enough to teach me how to play. My sister used to love to heat marbles in a pan. It cracked the glass. Looked [...]