Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sparkles, sparkles, everywhere

Right now I don't know what has more sparkles on it--me or my kitchen table.

I wanted really pretty Christmas cards this year and bought some that have a picture of a snowcovered path with a large, sparkling tree next to a gate in the fence. Very lovely and serene.

I've been addressing the cards and getting them ready to go. Yes, I am one of THOSE people who mail their cards on the last of November. LOL I had no idea just how sparkly those cards were until I starting writing them.

The groves in the wood of the tabletop now have sparkles embedded in them. After breakfast this morning, I had several sparkles on my face. I imagine this will go on for a few days until I finally get the last of those sparkly suckers.

Not that I really mind.

After all, this is the season to sparkle!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Website Review from JERR

Well, I got my JERR (Just Erotic Romance Reviews) Newsletter today and there was a review of my website in it. I'd seen a mention of the fact that they were doing one a few weeks ago, but other than that, it was quite a pleasant surprise.

If you want to check out the entire review just go to and you can read the whole thing.The funny thing was the reviewer mentioned that there was no link to JERR, but in fact, my husband added one about three weeks ago. Guess, they reviewed me just a little too soon. LOL

My thanks to JERR and to reviewer, LT Blue. Here's a snippet of what was said:

The Website Review Author: N.J. Walters, URL: Website designer: Immortal Designs.

Rating 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: LT Blue

"N.J. Walters is an author that captures my attention within the first paragraph of her stories; the characters she creates are so realistic. Ms. Walters' website did the same. The website is simple in design and allows the viewer to get snippets of Books, News, Contests, and other information without leaving the home page.

Overall I was very pleased with Ms. Walters' website and I have added her site to my favorites."

Blog Test

This is just a test to see if my blog is publishing properly. The last post didn't seem to want to fit properly on the page.

Let's see if this one works!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Website update and New Contest!

Okay, so I decided to take yesterday what did I do? Well, hubby and I updated my website. (Okay, hubby did the actual work and I sat next to him and told him what I wanted. *g*)

My website is all decked out for the holiday season, including a CHRISTMAS PAGE and a brand NEW CONTEST!

Once again, I have three books releasing in the month of December. I have no idea how this happened, but I'm sure as heck not complaining.Therefore, I'm holding my second annual THREE BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS CONTEST!

Go to my website at and click on my contests page. Email me the correct answer to the question and your name is entered in ALL THREE drawings. That's right, over the month ofDecember I'll be giving away three downloads--one each of my new releases.

Be sure and put Three Books for Christmas Contest in the subject line of your email.

If you haven't done so already, be sure and sign up for my newsletter while you're there or click on The next issue is due out on December 15th and will have all kinds of wonderful things, including an interview with EC author Anya Bast and an exclusive excerpt. You also qualify for a chance to win a free download from mybacklist just be being a member of my newsletter group. What could be easier?

Last months newsletter winner, Karen Gray, won a print copy of the White Hot Holidays, Volume 3. :-)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone in the U.S.!

Even if you're not celebrating the holiday tomorrow, it's always good to stop and reflect on the many blessings that are in your life. I try and do it daily. I have a roof over my head, food on my table, a wonderful husband, a fabulous family and great friends. My health is good and I'm doing something I love for a living. Life doesn't get any better!

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy your family and friends, eat great food and find some time to reflect on all the good things in your life.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!

As promised, here is a picture from my vacation. It's not far from my sister's place and this shot was taken just as the sun was setting.

We didn't take many pictures as all the days were cold, rainy and damp. We still enjoyed ourselves though.

As well, I finally manged to get the pictures of the halloween pumpkins to load. Better late than never. My pumpkin is the one with the tree, campfire, bats and moon. Hubby's is the one with the raven sitting on the skull.

What Am I Working On Now?

Since several folks have asked me this question recently, I figured I should bring you all up to speed on what I've been up to.

December is shaping up to be a very busy month. For the second year in a row, I have three books releasing during the holiday season. Yeah, I figured lightning couldn't strike twice, but it did. Craving Candy, Dreams of the Oasis IV and The Return of Patrick O'Rourke will all be releasing within the span of a week! I'll be gearing up for my second annual Three Books For Christmas contest in the next couple of weeks, so watch my website for your chance to win three great prizes during the month of December.

In February, I have a quickie in Ellora's Cave Valentine Vixens series. It's hot and quick and perfect for the Valentine holiday.

I also have two more books under contract with Ellora's Cave and they will be released sometime next year. Right now I have no release dates, but will post them to my website as soon as I have them.

The first book is part of the Torrid Tarot series that Ellora's Cave will launch next year. It's a series where each book is based on a card from the Tarot deck. My book entitled, Three Swords, One Heart is based on the three of swords card. It is a fantasy menage a trois that I think you'll all enjoy.

The other book under contract is Woven Dreams, Book 3 in the Tapestries series. The Bakra brothers are back with another exciting tale.

Other than that, I am working away. I don't like to talk about my work-in-progress until I'm finished, but rest assured, I am hard at work.

Thanks to everyone who has asked!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


All I can say is WOW!

Cover artist, Anne Cain, has done a spectacular job with the cover for THE RETURN OF PATRICK O'ROURKE. This is book 3 in the Jamesville saga, but is different from the first two in the series and the cover certainly reflects that.

There is more intrigue and suspensein this book and it is so hot it sizzles! I can't wait for it to be released from Samhain Publishing on December 26th!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Leaving you for a Week!

I'm off to my sisters tomorrow morning for a short holiday. I was supposed to go and visit her this past summer, but it never quite happened. I'm really looking forward to a few days away.

I'll be back next week, hopefully with pictures that I can share with all of you.

See you when I get back!

Giving Chase by Lauren Dane

Now, I'm a big fan of Lauren Dane's writing. I'm especially enjoying her Cascadia Werewolf series from Ellora's Cave. But this week, I checked out her first book from Samhain Publishing, Giving Chase and, boy oh boy, am I glad I did.

This is Lauren Dane at her absolute best! The characters are vivid and very real. You can see the bonds between the characters, especially between the four brothers and the entire Chase family. You find yourself immersed in the lives of the people of the small town of Petal.

Tension, action and romance abound in this book. The heat between Kyle and Maggie is complemented by the depth of emotions that develops as well.

If you're looking for romance at it's best, check out Giving Chase by Lauren Dane. You won't be sorry. Best of all...there are three more Chase brothers. :-)

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Want to have some fun this month?

Author, Michelle Pillow, has invited me and sixty of her other author friends to participate in a Scavenger Hunt over at Romance Junkies.

There are tons of prizes to be won, including a download from my backlist!

So, if you want to join in the fun just go to... and start the Scavenger Hunt today.

Friday, November 03, 2006

National Novel Writing Month

It's that time of year again. Time for National Novel Writing Month.

What is it, you ask?

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. You can check out more information by going to for details.

If you've ever wondered if you could write a book in a month, why don't you take the challenge. It's only November 3rd, you've still got plenty of time to work on your manuscript.

Am I, you ask?

Unfortunately, no. I'll be gone for a week later this month. But cut me some slack, I wrote almost 60K last month. :-) Now it's your turn.