Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Guest blogging...

I'm guest blogging over at the Samhain Blog today. If you get a chance, drop by and check it out!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Discovering Dani--Free Kindle Download

From September 28th until October 12 my Samhain book, Discovering Dani , is available as a free kindle giveaway on This is the first book in the Jamesville series. If you haven't had a chance to read it, you can do so now...for FREE!


Book 1 of Jamesville.

Dani O'Rourke has had the responsibility of raising her two brothers, Patrick and Shamus, since the death of their parents. As sole owner and operator of O'Rourke Cleaning Services, she is no stranger too hard work, but she is a beginner when it comes to men.

Burke is a very rich and successful businessman whose brush with death has made him question his priorities. He-s traveled to Jamesville for peace and quiet while he plans the rest of his life.

Their lives collide when Burke accuses her of breaking into his cabin to steal from him. Their attraction to each other is immediate, and after a series of misunderstandings he finds himself caught up in the lives of Dani and her brothers.

But can this gentle, giving woman get a man as hard and cynical as Burke to believe in the power of love? Or will Burke leave town without ever discovering the wonders of life with Dani?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Flashback Friday!

Christina's Tapestry is the first book in the Tapestries series, and one of my most popular books. This ménage à trois was originally written as a stand alone book, but the Tapestries series now has four books with another one currently in the works.


Christina Beaumont impulsively buys an expensive tapestry that she sees in a shop window, having no idea how that one action will change her life. The magical tapestry not only transports her to Javara, a world that resembles medieval Earth, but also into the arms of two massive warriors who both want to claim her.

Jarek and Marc, Brothers of the House of Garen, are elated to discover the tapestry has delivered Christina to them. Women are scarce in their world, so the men of a family must compete for the right to be her husband. But before she can choose, Christina first has to experience the lovemaking of both brothers, separately and together. Jarek and Marc use all their considerable sexual skills to pleasure her in ways she's never imagined.

But the tapestry also offers another choice. Christina could return to her own world. Jarek and Marc join forces to convince Christina to stay with them even as they fight a rival family for the right to keep her as their very own.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome to Fall!

The time has come, the seasons are changing. Today is the Fall Equinox, which marks the "official" end of summer and welcomes the oncoming fall. I love this time of year--the colorful leaves, the crisp air, the pumpkins.
So enjoy this first day of autumn. Embrace the season!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ellora's Cave Book Sale!

Celebrate the end of summer, maybe even start your Christmas gift shopping early, with our great book sale.

Save 10% on your entire order! Ellora's Cave and Cerridwen Press,
ebooks and print books.

Use coupon code L8SUMR2009 when placing your order on the website.

Good through midnight, September 22, 2009 (US Eastern Time). (For print
books, up to that date while supplies last, based on inventory on hand.)

Go to Ellora's Cave and start shopping now!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Flashback Friday!

Eternal Brothers is the fourth book in the Dalakis Passion vampire series, but can be read as a stand alone book. I loved writing this book. I got a chance to bring back all the Dalakis brothers. As well, I got to tell Sam Cassidy's story--he's a cop who meets the Dalakis family in Lucian's Delight.
Zane York is a formidable opponent and not about to give up or give in to anyone or anything. He's also very sexy. *g*


The Dalakis brothers are rich, powerful men, but they have secrets — the kind that men kill to protect. Ex-cop Zane York has watched them for several years and has returned to New Orleans to resume his investigation. He has to know if his suspicions are true — are the Dalakis brothers murderous vampires?

Reporter Sophia Daring has had many tough assignments in her life, but nothing has prepared her for the late-night phone call, which leads her to the cemetery and to the body of a dead woman. The murderer drained all the blood from his victim's body and the clues point straight to the Dalakis family.

The attraction between Zane and Sophia is instantaneous and explosive. But Zane has secrets of his own and questions that need answering. Are the Dalakis family the villains or are they being framed for murder? As Zane and Sophia investigate the grisly string of deaths, they discover that the murderer may not be the family's only enemy…and a secret from the past may bring the deadliest threat yet.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Got Questions?

October marks the 3rd anniversary of my newsletter. This means, it's also the third anniversary of my hubby's popular column--"Confessions of a Romance Writer's Husband."

To celebrate, he's opening the door for questions. If there is anything you want to ask him about me, about himself, about anything, simply email your question to and I'll make sure he gets your question. Please put "Newsletter Question" in the subject of your email.

Depending on how many questions he receives he may not be able to answer them all. He'll do his best!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Print Book on Sale!

The PRINT version of Katie's Art of Seduction is now on sale over at Ellora's Cave for only $7.99. If you've always been curious about this book, now is a good time to try it. There are a lot of other print books on sale too. Be sure and check them out. You also get a free book with your order (EC's choice). Great deal!

From the moment the woman's portrait in the window of a coffee shop caught Cain Benjamin's attention, he resolved to possess not only it, but her as well. Determined to find the mysterious beauty, he sets out to locate the artist. If he can find the artist, he's sure he can find the woman in the picture.

Katie Wallace's schedule at Coffee Breaks allows her to earn a living and still have time to pursue her love of painting. When her boss and friend convinces her to display one of her self-portraits in the shop window, she is apprehensive, but elated when it sells—until she meets the portrait owner.

Katie finds herself captivated by Cain, the tall, mysterious man who lurks in the shadows and is obsessed with her self-portrait. And Cain is even more intrigued by Katie, as he discovers her painting is not nearly as sensual as the woman herself.

Cain's mesmerizing and commanding personality entices Katie into the shadows with him. But Katie is equally determined to uses all her artistry to seduce him back into the light of day with her.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Quote of the Week!

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."


Such simple advice, yet so incredibly hard to do. Welcome to Monday! Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Flasback Friday!

Stefan's Salvation is the third book in the Dalakis Passion series. Stefan is the youngest Dalakis brother. He was supposed to be the laid back, comic relief. NOT! He ended up being the most dangerous and powerful of the bunch. And I absolutely adore him.

Stefan Dalakis has been wandering the countryside for months. Ever since both his brothers found their mates, loneliness has been his constant companion. He's been searching for five centuries but has been unable to find the one woman whom he can love. When his travels lead him to a small roadside bar in North Carolina, he overhears a conversation that will change his life forever.

Laurel Rose McCaffey always knew she was different. Some say she has the Sight. Others say she's a witch. Most are afraid of her, but they've left her alone. That's always been fine by her. But now strange things are happening and the peaceful life she's built for herself is being threatened. Developers want her land and a lot of the townsfolk are pressuring her to sell.

A dark stranger enters her world, a man who both fascinates and frightens her. As her world spirals out of control and the threats escalate into outright violence, Laurel Rose turns to the one man she's come to trust — a vampire!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blueberry Goodness


Look what I did yesterday. I had just enough fresh blueberries to make a cake. They came from my mom's backyard. She picked them just before she came to town on her last visit.

I have to say that it's very yummy!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

October Extravaganza

I know it's only September, but I'm already getting ready for October. I have TWO new releases due out in October. Have Mercy, book 2 in the Project Alpha series, is due out from Ellora’s Cave Publishing on October 7th. Alexandra's Legacy, the first book in my new werewolf series, is due out from Samhain Publishing on October 13th.

To celebrate, I'm giving away a download copy of both books. Go to my website and click on the "contests" page for details on how to enter.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Quote of the Week!

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one."

~Baltasar Gracián

I'll admit that this quote made me chuckle. I'm guily of doing this. Thanks heavens for spell check. Although, some days even that doesn't help me come up with the word I'm looking for. *g*

There are days when I can't think of the exact word I want, especially when I'm writing a rough draft and don't want to stop long enough to figure it out. Sometimes I'll even put XXXX there until I think of the word I want.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. It's a short work week for many folks. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Happy Labor Day weekend to you all.

I hope everyone is enjoying this last long weekend of summer.

Catch you all on Tuesday!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Guest Blogging and a Chance to Win

The future is now. Why are we so fascinated by futuristic romances? Check out my guest blog over at The Romance Studio Blue Blog today. I'm chatting about that subject as well as my latest futuristic trilogy, Project Alpha.

I'm also participating in The Romance Studio's The Book-a-Day Giveaway today. If you'd like to have a chance to win a download copy of my latest Ellora's Cave release, Embracing Silence, then pop over and enter.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

By The Book Now Available in Print!

I'm thrilled to announce that By The Book is now available in PRINT from Samhain Publishing! Be sure to check it out.


Jamesville, Book 6

Amanda Barrington hopes Jamesville is the right place for her rare-book business—and her new life. The moving truck barely pulls away before both are off to a rousing start. It’s not her new customer that’s caught her attention, though. It’s the customer’s brother, Jonah Sutter.

From the moment cynical, ex-military Jonah sets eyes on Amanda, he burns for her like a house afire—which is what she’s going to have if she doesn’t get her house’s electrical system overhauled. He knows he’s not a forever kind of guy, but he’s more than willing to be her fix-it man. In more ways than one.

When unexpected danger threatens, Jonah finds himself dealing with more than just the desire to get Amanda into bed.

Protecting her means moving in, which exposes them both to a new danger—losing their hearts.