The Old Days

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 […]

The Heroine Hero

The Heroine Hero

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 Lately, there has been a debate of rather or not the word heroine is outdated.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

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 […]

New Covers for The Circle Books

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.  

Stories from Dark to Light

Stories from Dark to Light

Readers are really benefiting from all of the independent publishing. You like dark romance, you have your choice of how dark. Want a romantic comedy? Yep, you bet your sweet bippy they’re out there. How about erotica? What type? BDSM? Of course, sir. Age play? Yes, Papa. Have a fetish? There’s a book out there […]

Haiku for Circle of Desire

Some years ago, another author interviewed me and asked for a haiku about my debut book, Circle of Desire. So here it is. Even wintry men Find women to be a test In their heated beds That was fun. I’m not saying I’m good at it, but I do believe I found something new. She […]

Same Tale, Different Story

Same Tale, Different Story

Some years ago, I had an interviewer to ask me, how does it feel to compete with established writers?  I thought you might like to see my answer. Wow! That’s really a good question. I guess I’ve never really thought of my becoming published as a competition with other authors. Maybe because I’m aware of the […]

Deadly Sex

Circle of Desire was my debut book. Sure there are a few things I would change about the book, that is if I had written it recently, but overall, I love that story. My favorite thing about the book is that the heroine is just as dangerous as the hero. And the hero knows it […]

Let’s Celebrate With Giveaways

Today, I’m celebrating five years and seven books in publishing. On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, is when it all began, and I want to thank those who have and will read my books. I’m giving away swag (cups, pens, jar openers -the red circle, book marks, etc.), and books, and gift cards. How do you […]

What’s Cool About Assassins?

Today, I was thinking about assassins. Don’t know what my train of thought was that got me there. One of my problems with ADD. I start looking up one word like Muscular and before you know it, I’m looking at pictures of butterflies. You thought I was going to say naked men, didn’t you? Well, […]

Month Long Contest with Surprises

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 […]

Just Chillin’

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. […]

What’s That In Your Pocket?

Over the years in romance and erotica, I’ve seen (or is that read) the size of a man’s penis go from average to King Kong in length and width (ouch!). I’ll never forget reading a historical romance where the guy’s cock was so big he had to wear a sheath around it whenever he rode […]

All Paths Lead to Books

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 […]

Hero Angst of The Circle Books

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 […]

Do You Have A Question?

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.

Be Kind To An Author Day

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 […]

You’re invited to the party!

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.

Celebrating an Anniversary With Giveaways!

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 […]

What’s That On Your Ears?

Today, I’m wearing my special earrings.  So many people comment on them, but I really bought them because I write romantic suspense. Of course, other people think I must write something else entirely. Well, there was a little bondage in CIRCLE OF DESIRE. But I am picking up Lexi Blake at the airport today for a special function […]

Feeling The Love

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 […]

Giveaway: RT Book Reviews

It is so cool! RT Book Reviews is giving away an e-copy of CIRCLE OF DESIRE along with several others. All you have to do is comment for a chance to win! http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/win-our-e-book-haul-rwa-2013

Haiku for CIRCLE OF DESIRE

Even wintry men Find women to be a test In their heated bed

My Next Big Thing

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 […]

Look What I Got!

The small round things are coasters for car cup holders. Send me an email if you want some of the “swag.”