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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 And I’m told this post will also show up on Novels Alive TV [updated 7/11/2020 - no longer valid website]. Pretty neat website. You need to check it out. Now for the first question. What [...]
I've decided to update my brand just a little. From Hot Romantic Suspense to Action * Adventure Romantic Suspense. Simple and sweet, heh? Sure my books are still hot, but I believe the covers normally give readers that idea anyway. But I wanted people to understand my books are not about serial killers or slow [...]
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 [...]
My unpublished WIP (work in progress), THE CAGED HEART, is a finalist in the NTRWA Great Expectations contest in the Historical Romance category.
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.
The other day people were commenting (loop or Facebook) of how people they know and some strangers would come up to them and ask when they plan to write a real book. Or ask, why do they write filth? Really? 0~o Huh? My books are real and have three-dimensional characters. Besides, why is good [...]
A few months ago, I mentioned on Facebook five ways to say thank you to the authors that write the books you love. I thought it worth repeating here. 5) Purchase the book new from a reputable bookseller. 4) Be sure to hit LIKE and rate it wherever it's sold on line (see #5). 3) [...]
That is Tragically Forgotten Books. I've wondered how many To Be Read piles out there have my books waiting for the owner to pick up and read. For myself, I have over thirty . . . I think. Truthfully, I haven’t counted them, and I would probably be horrified by the number. A few months [...]
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 [...]
January 1, 2013, I will move my old blog site at Blogger to this new site with WordPress. Why a new blog site? I had started the old one in 2008 and during the following four years, I've written over 1000 posts in that blog alone not counting posts in Romance Magicians. But the majority [...]