Sunday, November 30, 2008

By The Book Gets 5 Angels!

Fallen Angel Reviews has given BY THE BOOK a 5 Angel Review. Here's a snippet of what reviewer, Rachel C, had to say:

"The sparks fly from the second that door is open and throw in a little life or death drama and you’re on the edge of your seat and breathing hard. I was already a fan of Ms. Walters and there’s no question in my mind that I will be for life. Pick up any of her books and you will be too but be sure not to miss By The Book."
Thank you Rachel C and FAR. To read the entire review, check out Fallen Angel Reviews.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday--Have a Little Faith in Me

It's Black Friday in the USA--traditionally the day when most folks get out there and Christmas shop. Many stores will open wayyyyyy too early and will have huge sales.

Once you've finished your shopping and need to relax, hop on over to Ellora’s Cave Publishing and check out the new releases today, especially HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME by the incredibly talented Nicole Austin.

This is everything a Quickie should be--hot with heart. You'll love Darius and Andi as they struggle with the attraction blazing between them.

So curl up in your comfy chair with a mug of hot chocolate and treat yourself to something special. You'll be glad you did.


Believing in the paranormal is no stretch for healthcare worker Andreana Costas. She’s used to dealing with things most people won’t admit exist. But convincing a man of science to have faith in her intuition—impossible. Andi has no choice. A mystical warrior assigned her a mission that will have a profound impact on all mankind. Success requires big personal sacrifices, like the career she loves and the hunky doc she desires.

Helping trauma surgeon Darius Raines race to the rescue and save the world just in the nick of time is going to require all the bravery and strength she can muster. That, along with some duct tape, several silk ties and a nice firm bed.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New PRINT Book!

I'm thrilled to announce that The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke is now available in PRINT! I love all the Jamesville books, but Shamus O'Rourke is one very special hero.

You can check out this book, or any other in the Jamesville series at Samhain Publishing.


After her father's death, Cyndi Marks returns to Jamesville, determined to settle here and lay the ghosts of years ago to rest once and for all. But the past has a way of catching up—and hanging on.

When her car breaks down outside of town, a handsome stranger stops to help. He intrigues and attracts her, but then she discovers who he is.

Shamus enjoys his job, his family and small town living. What he’s missing is someone with whom to share it. Immediately drawn to Cyndi, he is determined to get closer to her, even as he senses her pulling away.

But not everyone in Jamesville is happy to see Cyndi. People are hiding secrets. Secrets they would kill to protect. When violence erupts in her home, Cyndi turns to the only person in town she can trust—Shamus.

In a situation where family loyalties are strained, Cyndi's life is threatened and everyone is a suspect, will their emerging love survive?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

BY THE BOOK is Out Today!


I'm thilled to announce the release of my latest Samhain Book! BY THE BOOK, which is part of the Jamesville series, is now available!

Amanda Barrington has moved to Jamesville to start a new life, but someone in this quiet town is trying to kill her.

Former soldier, Jonah Sutter, has returned home to help his sister pick up the pieces of her life. Sparks fly when he and Amanda meet.

He takes on the job of fixing the wiring in her house and ends up protecting her from her stalker. When Amanda is attacked again, all bets are off. And Jonah is no longer playing By The Book.

By The Book is now available from Samhain Publishing. To find out more about this book, or any other of my books, check out my website.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, Monday!

It rained all this past weekend, but that was okay. I didn't mind staying at home. I had a lot to think about this weekend. It was my birthday on Saturday and I find that is a day that makes me take stock of my life.

Hubby and I celebrated in our low-key way and I ate waaaayyy too much birthday cake. LOL Numerologically speaking, it seems like a special year. My birthday is 11/22 and I'm 44. I want to make this year the best one yet, stretch my boundaries and do things I'm afraid to do. I have some ideas, but I plan to make a list over the coming weeks, sort of a New Year's Resolution a bit early. By the time my next birthday arrives I want to be able to tick most of the things off my list...or at least some of them.

It's an exciting week career wise for me. I had a new release from Ellora’s Cave Publishing last week. So far reader reaction to Beyond Shadows has been phenomenal.

Tomorrow I have a book releasing from Samhain Publishing. By The Book is the next Jamesville book and, like the last three, it's hot and spicy. I'm looking forward to hearing what readers have to say about it.

Hope you all had a great weekend and have a wonderful week.

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm thrilled to announce that Beyond Shadows, my paranormal/shapeshifter book releases today from from Ellora’s Cave Publishing!

Beyond Shadows
N.J. Walters

This is a stand alone book, but it is a sequel to “Shadows Stir” from Dreams of the Oasis IV anthology.

An immortal warrior of the Shadow Realm, Blade’s self-control has been honed to a razor’s edge by centuries of fighting, but it vanishes the moment he lays eyes on Jacqueline Harris. The mere sight of her stirs his blood and he craves physical pleasures long forgotten.

Jac is an accountant, not a risk taker, preferring to live her life quietly. That all changes when she is sent to see a client by mistake and stumbles onto a crime ring. Now she’s on the run for her life.

The sexy stranger appears at her beach house, swearing to protect her at all costs. Dark and dangerous, he resembles the assassin she first fears he is. The last thing she expects is that he can morph into the deadly panther tattooed on his chest. The undeniable passion between them flares to life, but it is more than attraction. It is a soul-deep knowing that he will change her life forever. Blade becomes both protector and lover, but it’s up to her to save him from the shadows that haunt him.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shamus is in Print!

Look what came in my mailbox today!
I got my author copies of The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke, book 4 in the Jamesville series from Samhain Publishing.
It's not "officially" out until November 25th, but I got my copies early. YAY!

Aren't they pretty. :-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Update!

Good morning and welcome to Monday.

Last week got lost in the mists of time. LOL I've been having a hard time settling down with my latest project, but I'm hoping to make more headway this week. I'm 25K in, but I still don't feel like I've found my rhythm on this one yet.

This is an exciting week for me. I have a new release from Ellora's Cave--Beyond Shadows--on November 21st. I'm very excited about this paranormal/shapeshifter tale.

Other than that, life goes on as ususal. I've been getting my walk in most days, in spite of the rainy weather. Yesterday, I spent an hour or so wrapping Christmas presents. *g* I'm finished all my shopping, except for hubby. We keep things simple in our family, so it's not that hard to get it all done fairly quickly. Plus, there aren't that many of us to shop for.

Hope this week is a great one for all of you. What are your plans?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Heart Your Blog Award

I Heart Your Blog Award.

Michelle Pillow has awarded me the I Love Your Blog Award. Thank you, Michelle! She also had some really sweet things to say about me and my book covers. Thank you and a big hug to Michelle!

I would have given the award both her and Mandy Roth, but they've already received it. :-)

As the rules go, I have to send the award on to seven other authors. It's hard to choose just seven, but here goes.

Anny Cook has a wonderful blog. She has wonderful insights about life that make me smile or stop and think.

Charlene Teglia because I'm a huge fan of her work.

Daisy Dexter Dobbs has a unique take on the world and always makes me laugh. Life is an adventure for Daisy.

Nicole Austin is not only a fabulous writer, but an incredible person as well. Plus, she always has such inspirational pictures on her blog.

Shelley Munro's blog is always interesting!

Lauren Dane. I'm a big fan of her writing and I love her video blog!

The Hussies Blog because these ladies are incredibly talented. Their blog is always sexy and fun. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Not too long ago, Joyfully Reviewed interviewed me for their Author Spotlight!

You can check out the entire interview at Joyfully Reviewed!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

This is Remembrance Day in Canada and in many countries around the world. It is a day to be thankful for the freedoms we have and to remember those who gave their lives for it.


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

Guest Blogging at TRS

Does the dark side of romance attract you?

I know, I love writing paranormal tales. I'm writing about it today over at The Romance Studio Blog. Check out my blog post--The Dark Side!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, Monday...

So here it is Monday once again. I think the weeks are speeding up as the end of the year draws nearer.

What have I been up to this past week? Hmm...let's see. I started working on a new book. It's not a contracted work, just something I want to do. I've given myself to the end of the year to work on it before I have to switch back to writing books that actually pay the bills.

I've been walking and getting some exercise. The scales say I finally lost 5 pounds. That's a good thing! Unfortunately, it's the same 5 pounds I've been putting on and taking off since last Christmas. LOL I'm hoping this time it stays gone.

I also started my Christmas shopping. I have a small list and we don't give large presents, so I'm almost finished. I still have to work on getting something for my hubby. But I'm not worried about that. There's plenty of time yet.

That's pretty much what I've been up to over the past seven days. I've got two new books releasing later this month. That's very exciting. And if you haven't done it already, check out my new contest!

Have a fabulous Monday!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

November Sneak Peek Contest


November is shaping up to be a very busy time for me. I have two new e-books releasing this month—BEYOND SHADOWS from Ellora’s Cave Publishing on November 21st and BY THE BOOK from Samhain Publishing on November 25th.

To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of both books.

To enter, just go to my website and click on the “Contests” page for details. Drawings will take place on November 20th and 24th.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ideas and Writing

I have what I think is a fabulous idea for a new book. Actually, it's going to be a series. The idea came to me, as most ideas do, when I wasn't looking for it. It was actually a combination of a couple of things that happened in a short span of time and they developed into an actual idea in my mind. (Don't ask--I'm superstitious and don't talk about my ideas until they become actual books.)

I was too busy to give it much time or thought when it occurred to me several months ago. I did make a first attempt at starting this new project a while ago, but didn't like the beginning. After weeks of pondering, I think I figured out what the problem was.

Now, I'm starting again. I'm hoping to salvage most of what I've already written, but the beginning will be new. I'm hoping it comes together this time. If not, I'll put it aside and let it perk. It's one of those ideas that I don't want to waste and I don't want to screw up by pushing too hard and fast. I'm going to take the rest of the year to work on it and see what happens.

It's not a book for any particular publisher. I want to just let this idea expand and become the book it needs to be. After that, I'll worry about finding a publisher for it.

In January, no matter what happens, it's back to regular scheduled writing. After all, ideas are fine, but folks got bills to pay. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Raven Halloween Scavenger Hunt Winners

The Winners of the Raven Halloween Scavenger Hunt are listed over at The Raven Happy Hour Blog. I gave away a download copy of Eternal Brothers as a prize in this Halloween Scavenger Hunt.

Thanks to all of you who participated!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time (DST) was first proposed by William Willett in the year 1907 as a way for people to enjoy more outdoor activities during certain times of the year.

His proposal didn't get much support, but that all changed during the the First World War. DST was promoted as a way to alleviate hardships from wartime coal shortages and air raid blackouts.

We still dutifully turn our clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall, but does it really make a difference? Many studies would suggest that it doesn't--not in our day and age. There are no substantial fuel savings as, unlike our ancestors, we don't get up with the sun, nor go to bed when it goes down.

Our lives aren't as tied to the rise and fall of the sun. The malls are still full whether it's morning, afternoon or evening. And the extra hour of sunlight in the summer doesn't make a whit of difference to most of us as we go about our daily activities.

Personally, I think it's more habit than anything else that keeps us following DST. Many countries around the world no longer use it, and there is a portion that never have.

I could do without it.

How about you?