Let’s Party Like It’s July 11!

I couldn’t resist using that title. Anyway, on July 11, I will be with a group of writers on Facebook giving away all kinds of goodies. My giveaway/post slot is 9 to 9:30 p.m. central time USA. (10-10:30 eastern; 8-8:30 mountain; 7-7:30 p.m. west coast). I will be giving away Brothers of Mayhem cups (US […]

Helpful, Friendly Book Stores

Some of you know (if you live in the Birmingham area) the Book Rack that use to be in Roebuck was bought out years ago and moved to Trussville near Kohl’s.  It has a new owner again, and DeDe is romance friendly.  New address – see below. YAY! Be sure to go by and visit […]

Come and Visit

I’m over at Harlequin Junkie’s website today.  Be sure to come over and comment and sign up for the giveaway. You might win a copy of HIDDEN HEAT (ebook)!  They interviewed me too. You might find it of interest and a little entertaining. (Plus I made a boo-boo on the interview. Geez! I placed an […]

Countdown begins…

You can purchase Hidden Heat on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo Books, and iBooks! Click on this link to go to blogs that will be telling you about my book and giving away $25 gift card.

FULL HEAT coming July 5

Forget shining armor. Motorcycle shop owner Mary Jane Parker could use a knight in black leather right about now. A local gang has been extorting her for protection money, and standing her ground would be a lot easier with the Brothers of Mayhem at her back. She just needs to convince the club’s new president […]

A Growth of a Series

First, I love reading books with bad boy heroes. Hell, I married one. If you’ve ever read my Circle series, you’ll know how much I love writing about dangerous, ill-tempered (HA!) men. When I began writing the Brothers of Mayhem series, I had already read a couple MC (romance/fiction) books and watched all of the […]

Watching The Voice

If you don’t know already, I’m a big fan of Adam Levine. I love Maroon 5. And yes, I enjoy Pharrell (talent galore) and Blake (funny!). So watching The Voice makes sense. The blind auditions are the best part (along with Adam).  In fact, Adam is who I based Thorn (HIDDEN HEAT) on. Just had […]

Taking Time To Brush The Hero’s Teeth

Over the last year, I’ve read on Facebook and reviews for other authors’ books, readers complaining about the characters not taking baths, mowing the lawn, doing laundry, or needing to stop to pee. *snicker* They’re talking about the hero and heroine doing normal activities that a person will often do throughout the day. I know sometimes I get so involved […]

My Thoughts on Self-Publishing

Yep. My thoughts. Doesn’t mean they’re written in stone or scientifically correct, this is mostly just what I read and heard from others, and personal experience. Sadly, I believe that the majority of the people who self-publish are like the thousands of people who went to California or Alaska to strike it rich. No. The gold […]

Researching My Next Series

A couple times recently, I’ve been asked about my research on my latest series, Brothers of Mayhem. First, let me say that most writers love to do research. We love to read about other people’s lives and the way they handle certain situations. Hey, we love to sit in a mall or in front of […]

Time to Dance

My latest book!  Release date is February 16, 2016.  Isn’t it sexy? This is the first book from the Brothers of Mayhem series. Expect three more!  Yep. THREE! That makes four books in the series. Here’s the unedited blurb for Hidden Heat. Cassidy Ryder thinks nothing of wielding a bat against anyone who threatens her […]

The Contest Continues for the iPad Mini

If you haven’t caught the news here or on Facebook, I’ve decided to give more people time to read CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE (novella – in other words, short story) and answer the questions for a chance to win the iPad Mini. The contest has been extended to June 30. If you’ve already read it, click […]

Excerpt from CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE

Be sure to go and buy CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE, read the whole novella (short book) and click here for a chance to win an iPad Mini by answering the questions correctly. You really and truly have to read the book to answer them. There has been such a low number of people answering the questions […]

The Contest For iPad Mini Continues

Jack Drago is a renaissance man. A man’s man when needed but a pushover for women. He’s been used by his lovers, but still loves and respect women. Tattoos all over, head shaved, piercings in all kinds of places, Jack was everything Katerina needed. She knew he was a bad boy who grew up to […]

Month Long Celebration (Free Book)

Don’t forget that CIRCLE OF DISHONOR is free at Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, and All Romance Ebooks (Kindle). Before entering the contest to win an iPad Mini, be sure to read CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE first.  Then answer the questions here.

And The Contest Begins With A Free Book!

Want to win an iPad Mini on May 31? Starting today, click on the link below and answer all of the questions correctly. At the end, it will ask for your email address. One entry per household. Must be in the U.S. (Sorry international fans.) One winner will be announced on May 31. Click here to answer […]

Envisioning the Hero

Thought I would share what I envision the hero would look like in my current book scheduled to be released February 2016. The first two (or is that technically four) are Adam Levine. The first one (or two) look like a romance book cover, doesn’t it? For my hero, think Adam but with a little […]

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. […]

Yep, Me Again

You probably have noticed I’ve been posting about ads lately. That’s part of my New Year’s resolution. I had decided to do more ads and less contests. No. An alien hasn’t taken over my body. After 21 years (first contest in 1994, skipped 5 years before 2nd one), this contest diva decided it was time […]

Happy Birthday, Dad. Giveaway!

In remembrance of my dad (today he would’ve been 84), I will be giving away 11 copies of CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE (e-format only). How can you win a copy? Just comment with what is your favorite genre in romance and that special aspect. For me, it’s Romantic Suspense – Spies/Assassins. By the way, I will […]

Another Giveaway!

On March 11, at 7 p.m. central, I will be giving away 11 copies of CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE (e-format only). Six copies on Facebook and five copies here. Be sure to come back then to find out how you can win.

What We Imagine

The other day, my oldest daughter was saying how she loved seeing what people imagine certain book heroes look like. So I thought I would share what I think Jack in CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE looks like. A combination of the two fellows in the top two pictures. Jack keeps his head shaved (his story will […]

Two more days . . .

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 […]

Valentine’s Day with Jack and Katerina & First Winner

Let’s peek in and see what my hero and heroine from CIRCLE OF DEFIANCE had planned for Valentine’s Day. Katerina’s eyes narrowed. “Are you saying you want me to go with you to the tattoo parlor? So on the most romantic day of the year, I’m to sit there and watch some woman work on […]

Giveaways! February 14 through 24!

Here’s your chance to win one of the two following cute bags (US Only. See further into the post for International). There are 10 books each in them, includes my three full-length novels, a $10 Amazon gift card, cool T-shirt and a Hello Kitty doll. How do you enter for a chance? Each of the […]

Three Types of Alphas

Over the years, I’ve heard debates on the plus and minuses of Alpha and beta heroes. Personally, I prefer Alpha heroes, and strangely, as unchanging Alphas appear to be, they have been changing with the times. Maybe it has to do with women liberation and the younger generation. Geez, that last part makes me sound so […]

How to please every reader

Yep. I tricked you. It’s on the Romance Magicians’ blog. HA! And you’re right. You have to click here again to read the post. It’s my monthly journey to the dark side . . . to my Romance Writers of America chapter’s blog.  *smirk* I’ll be back in next few days when the urge hits […]

Back In The Day

When my husband I were dating, he was known for being a bad boy. Since I don’t want to embarrass his family or my daughters, I won’t get into about what he did. But we hung out with some people you would call in a nice way – rough. Now, I’m not saying all of […]

CIRCLE OF DECEPTION DOES IT AGAIN!

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 […]

Looky, Looky What I Got Today!

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 […]

For A Limited Time!

In celebration of that special day this week (Shhh! My birthday is Wednesday), the price of CIRCLE OF DISHONOR is 99 cents. (No, it’s not my age.) Amazon has changed it already. B&N, Kobo, iBooks and a few other places will have it changed in next few hours or so. It will be that price […]

Super Book Blast Tour

The commenter winner of the $25 Gift Card (Amazon/B&N) is DeeJay Sakata! And the $25 Gift Card (Amazon/B&N) for the website host is Snarky Mom! [Updated 6/29/14 with winners at each location and specials shown above. Those without winners didn’t have anyone commenting besides me and Goddess Fish Promotions and sometimes the web-host. So people […]

Release Party!

I’m having a release party on Facebook. If you’re not part of Facebook or having a problem getting on there, then comment here. On June 23, I’ll give away some books and even a gift card.  But if you can come to the Facebook party, then be sure to comment there. Five other authors will be […]

Bah! Rules!

For the last few weeks I’ve been listening to some NYT bestselling books on audio. It’s inspiring all the way around. As I was telling a buddy the other day, when I decided to try my hand at writing, it was out of desperation for something I liked to read. I had read all of […]

CIRCLE OF DISHONOR Cover Reveal To The World!

I’m so excited! The book will be released June 23, 2014 at most on-line major booksellers. So be on the lookout! Want to read the blurb and excerpt? Click here. 

A Snippet of CIRCLE OF DISHONOR

The blurb for the small novella, CIRCLE OF DISHONOR. John “Ice” Takahashi’s final job for The Circle has an unexpected hitch in it; he’s fallen for an innocent civilian and his enemies know. With his mission in a shambles, he’ll do anything to protect her, including kill. So how can a man without honor prove […]

Strangers In The Night

If you had the chance to be in the car alone for about twenty or thirty minutes with one of your all-time favorite authors, who would it be? I had that opportunity in 2009. My writers group has a romance readers luncheon every first Saturday in November. That year it was Anne Stuart. Oh, my […]

Avon Imprints

Hey, I came across this page on HarperCollins website — yeah, yeah, I was Googling myself again. Whenever I’m procrastinating, I do that. Anyway, check it out. I’m so proud and tickled they mentioned me – twice. I really love Avon and hope to have more books published by them in the future. The webpage […]

Perseverance or The Need To Scream At the Top Of My Lungs

Last year was a turkey of a year and let’s leave it at that. I rather dwell on good things, and that’s how I’m looking at 2014. I’ve written a novella. The hero is Ice from The Circle series.  His lady love isn’t even mentioned in the books. A totally new character. And since it […]

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Thanks to the fabulous Katherine Bone (Katherinebone.com) for inviting me to take part in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. And I’m told this post will also show up on Novels Alive TV. Pretty neat website. You need to check it out. Now for the first question. What am I working on? I’m completing CIRCLE […]