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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Be sure to check back on May 1 for a month long contest with a big giveaway of a mini iPad. Plus I plan to have several more giveaways throughout the month from my author friends. This is my fourth anniversary of receiving an offer for publication from HarperCollins. On May 4, 2011, I received [...]
Well, I say I'm just chilling, but really I'm writing and writing. With a lot of staring off into space wishing my brain would work faster. You know it's kind of funny, when I wrote CIRCLE OF DANGER for Avon, I expected to have anxiety problems like most debut authors have with their second book. [...]
Excerpt Jack stepped out of his Silverado and hesitated near the truck’s front end, keeping the thick engine block between him, the house, and anyone who might shoot. Besides, he wasn’t sure what mood Kat would be in. The place appeared to be deserted. Not that anything looked different from last evening. Early morning sun [...]
YAY! I received some wonderful news today. CIRCLE OF DECEPTION is a finalist in the Georgia Romance Writers' Maggies! This is a lovely big contest. Sure. Not as big as the Ritas (those are like Romance Writers of America's Oscars). They're more like the Golden Globes of romance. LOL! That's four for DECEPTION. (2013 GDRW's [...]
My third book in The Circle series, CIRCLE OF DECEPTION, is a finalist in the 2014 Aspen Gold Published Writers Contest! They gave me a nifty website medallion to use. This is the third contest in two years that it has been a finalist. (The e-book came out [...]
I usually avoid talking about the day job except for the occasional remarks about working overtime and it kicking my butt. But today I’m in the mood to talk in general about it. A few years ago, I started the current job after an old one sold out and moved away. Freaking stressful. See, I’ve [...]
Guess what I found out today? My workshop with Lexi George and Heather Leonard has been picked for the Moonlight and Magnolias conference in Norcross, GA this October. We're so excited. Twice we've presented it (and I was so freaking stiff - got to work on that - so unlike me) for groups of writers. [...]
I have something new to add to my website. Such a nice way to start the weekend. CIRCLE OF DECEPTION is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence! If you want to pick up a (e-format or paperback) copy, click on a link below. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS A [...]
Beware - some spoilers mixed in. Who doesn't love a hero with a problem? It could be the trouble-making heroine he's fallen in love with or it could be the garbage he brought to the story from years before. Sherrilyn Kenyon is great at making the hero suffer as a kid and young adult. I'm [...]
The other day, I was thinking how people may have questions about my books? Maybe you're curious about how I choose the names and places? Why I matched up the characters the way I did? What do I plan for future books? Well, if you have any questions, ask away.
I've decided to proclaim today as "Be Kind To An Author." So you have your favorites. Well, then go out and show them. 1) Review one or more of her book(s) or at least rate it. 2) Click LIKE on her Facebook page. 3) Follow her on Twitter (@carlaswafford). 4) Do all of the above [...]
Come to the party on Facebook! Lots and I mean lots of Avon authors! The party doesn't end until midnight (EST). Lots of goodies being given away. Winners will be announced tomorrow there. I'm giving away my 3 books and swag. My post will be there at 7 p.m. (CST). Check it out. Click here.
Today is my Second Anniversary of my debut book, CIRCLE OF DESIRE! Last year, I totally forgot to celebrate, so I thought I would make up for it today. I've decided to give away more than one prize. 1) In CIRCLE OF DESIRE, who was Theo's current mistress? The winner receives a $25 gift certificate [...]
Congratulations to the 10 Winners of CIRCLE OF DECEPTION on Goodreads. Keith, Jill, Heidi, Pearl, Janea, Suzanne, Tania, Sharyonda, Carlotta, and Michelli! I'm mailing them out on Tuesday.
Though I'm still wary about Amazon.com (they are taking over the world), they provide a neat service to authors (no matter who publishes your books). They have an area called Author Central where authors can sign in and look at info from BookScan. That service shows your sales of paperbacks throughout mainland U.S.A. I have [...]
I'm curious. If I were to give away a poster of my latest cover, would you be interested in winning it? I have four of them and ready need only one. Would it be a fun prize to win? This is the cover. In November, my writers' group holds a readers luncheon, and we have [...]
I can't believe I keep forgetting to mention on my blog that CIRCLE OF DANGER won the 2013 Booksellers' Best Award for Erotic Romance! While I was in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, I was invited to attend a private reception with the Greater Detroit Romance Writers. You probably remember CIRCLE OF DANGER and CIRCLE [...]
I'm giving away 10 copies of CIRCLE OF DECEPTION (Rex and Abby's story) at Goodreads. Click here to find out more.
Want a free ebook? Send me your mailing address (US only) and I'll snail mail it to you. My email address is carlaswafford @ charter.net. Thanks!
Surprise! All of my books are priced at $1.99 in e-format. SO you have no excuse not to buy it. That's pretty darn cheap for a full length novel . . . make that a full length GREAT novel. LOL! Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo All Romance Ebooks iBookstore And many more...
CIRCLE OF DANGER and CIRCLE OF DECEPTION are finalists in this contest. So cool!
CIRCLE OF DECEPTION is only $1.99 in e-format until the middle of May. Be sure to check it out at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks, etc. Here's a little "sound bite" from CIRCLE OF DECEPTION: “Hell’s Purifier.” Abby shook her head. “I hate it when people call inanimate objects names like that. It [...]
Jennifer Echols asked me if I would be interested in being tagged for a blog hop. I never can tell that lady no (though I'm late posting this!). She's such a sweetheart, and besides, I love her books! So here I am without a new book coming out anytime soon and me, being me, refuse [...]
The small round things are coasters for car cup holders. Send me an email if you want some of the "swag."
"What is up with you and getting hung upside down naked?" "Ha-ha." He twisted his body. "Maybe the question should be why do people think it's necessary?" He had a point. [Rex Drago and Abby Rodriguez captured by the bad guys in CIRCLE OF DECEPTION.]
Check out Good Morning Texas! Around mark 3:34 they talk about Zero Dark Thirty and then CIRCLE OF DECEPTION. So cool! Click here to watch it. And thanks to Fresh Fiction.
If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, be sure to watch Good Morning Texas at 9 a.m Monday, 2/25. CIRCLE OF DECEPTION will be mentioned in the show. And yes, I'm so excited! For those who don't live in the area, I will be sure to provide a link to the video. In the [...]
Today, I'm over at Romance Magicians talking about endings and how they can break your heart. And I'm giving away 5 copies of CIRCLE OF DECEPTION!
The following are winners for commenting during my blog tour. Thank you again to the blog hosts and the commenters! For the first two books from The Circle series (CIRCLE OF DESIRE and CIRCLE OF DANGER): The commenter from Delighted Reader Book Review Blog - Jenny! For the $10 gift cards each (choice Amazon or B&N): [...]