Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sharing some of the local Christmas pretties

This is Bellingrath Gardens Christmas in Lights - is it any wonder I chose it for a scene in the recently contracted The Envoy

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Monday I mentioned the books I have on Preorder. So today I thought I'd share some of the list - maybe it will inspire you to try out these talented writers.

Releasing before New Years -

12/29 Bound by Sin by Jenna Maclaine - who doesn't love a vampire that is also a witch?

12/29 A Highlander's Destiny by Melissa Mayhue - found this series by accident and love them! Time travel and the Faye.

Coming in January -

1/19 Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole - the next in her Immortals After Dark series.

1/26 Highlanders Homecoming by Melissa Mayhue

1/26 Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione - the fourth book in her Demonica series. Each of the brothers I've loved best when I read their book. Can't wait for Lore's.

Coming in February

2/2 Bliss Factor by Penny McCall - she writes amazing Romantic Suspence.

2/9 Viking in Love by Sandra Hill - just saying Sandra Hill is enough of a plug for this one. If you like humour then you'll love her. She cracks me up!

2/9 First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost - I found her by the cover of Halfway to the Grave and have devoured everything she's put out since! Adore her vampires.

2/23 Defeat the Darkness by Alexis Morgan - I originally found her books at the local library and now she's an autobuy. Since then she's become a friend and a hand written little note from her encourages me when I get down. But, this book is Hunter's and he's such a tortured hero that I'm bouncing waiting for the release.

2/23 Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison - This is her Hollow's series which I found courtesy of a buy 2 get 1 sale. This one I'm going to be fighting hubby to read first! But think I'll win cause I read faster.

Coming in March and what lovely birthday presents they will be!

3/1 Possessing Morgan by Bonnie Edwards - Bonnie is another writer I've become friends with this year. Her Perdition House stories are Hot Hot HOT!!! Can't wait for this one.

3/2 Ladies Prefer Rogues Anthology - Sandra Hill is in it.

3/2 Master of Fire by Angela Knight - The return to her Mageverse series.

3/2 Born To Be Wild by Christine Warren - Hot sexy shifters! This is the next one in her Others series - looks to be lion shifters...

3/2 Serpent Moon by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. New Tales of the Sazi book! YUM!

3/2 Black Jack by Lora Leigh - This is in her Elite series. Special agents from around the world that the world thinks are dead. But when they meet their ladies they burn up the page~

3/9 The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrilyn Sparks - Like Sandra Hill, Kerrilyn makes me laugh.

That's my list for the first quarter - I'm sure there will be some I'll find later.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Preparing for a New Year

I know most of you are planning for Christmas, but not me. No, my mind is set firmly on 2010.


Well it takes time to get a book written, edited, submitted and in the line up for publication. So, have three to finish.

1. Tales of the Rikashi book 4 with my buddy Antonia Tiranth - we've got some shockers planned for this one.

2. Afternoon Surprise - this one is closest to completion. The rough is done but decided to add another scene. Then a final edit and submission.

3. The Escort - this one like Envoy has been on my plate for a long time and I think it needs to be finished.

4. No title - I want to write a Steam Punk. Because I think it will be fun just need to figure it out.

Then there's going back to school. I can't believe I'm doing it, but I'm also excited about it.

Last but not least are all the wonderful books coming from my favorite authors! Now if my husband discovers exactly how many I've got on preorder.... well I'll be cut off from the bookstore! But, Alexis Morgan, Kim Harrison, Bonnie Edwards, Kresley Cole, Lori Handland, Christine Warren, Kerrylyn Sparks and more have books coming out! Not to mention my favorite special agent - Pendergast is getting a new book!

I also plan on being better about updating here. Going to try for weekly... would love to do daily but I'm just not that interesting.

So, 2010 will be very busy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Great news and other stuff

Well, this morning while doing my morning email checks I discovered Sarah's Story had been nominated for a Short Novel Award at Red Roses for Authors - Instructions on how to vote are on the post -- so if you liked the book, please vote.

I'm trying to finish up Afternoon Surprise an under 2k erotic short and the first rough of Tales of the Rikashi book 4. So, why is it no surprise that I get a great opening for a Steam Punk story? Because that is what Musie does....

The opening?

The weight of the derringer in her pocket calmed (don't know her name yet) as she walked towards the docks.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you have a great day with family and friends. Enjoy turkey and all the fixings! If you get bored - I can recommend some great books! Hey ladies, we need something to do while the men watch football and the kids clean the kitchen. So here are the books - I'm recommending ebooks - so there's no waiting just download and read!

Sarah's Story by Delilah K. Stephans - available at
Black Velvet by Antonia Tiranth and Delilah K. Stephans available at

The Quickening by Antonia Tiranth available at
The Gathering by Antonia Tiranth available at

In Darkness Redeemed by Alexis Morgan available at
Midnight Confessions 1 & 2 by Bonnie Edwards available at
Holding on to Hope by Nancy O'Berry available at
The Reluctant Dom by Tambra Dalton available at

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Early Christmas present

From the Authors at Red Rose Publishing - a collection of recipes - Kissin Don't Last Cookbook

New Contract Signed

Three years ago I started a vampire novella for a contest at an epublisher. I didn't finish it in time for the contest, but kept working on it. Then that publisher closed and when I started getting the real news on them, I was glad I hadn't finished it.

The file sat there for a couple years unfinished. I'd go back to it and add a chapter here and there. Finally finished it a few weeks ago. Did a tiny bit of editing and submitted it to one of my publishers.

Yesterday - I signed the contract to have The Envoy published!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Unexpected Hazards

Someone should have warned me when I started writing. Oh I knew it was a lonely business hours in front of a computer, alone typing out the movie in my head. But, nothing prepared me for the unique hazards of the job. Oh, I knew all about the possibility of tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome. It was the other things no one mentioned that I should have been warned about.

1) Migraine headaches - They seem to be a common malady of writers. I've figured out why. All these characters are screaming for your attention. Wanting their story told. It can be quite annoying really. My only fear is that one day my husband will force me into psychiatric counseling for them.

2) The muse will send cravings for all types of food. I have had folks smile at me knowingly when I'm in the checkout line. Guess they think I'm pregnant. I guess in a way I am - writing a book, for me, takes about the same length of time.

3) The other night I wanted to scream = "I'm going to kill you, Character Name." I stopped myself in time - the neighbors might have called the police. That could have caused a serious delay in my writing.

4) The other day hubby was looking at the credit card bills and hit the roof! I had to try and explain it's just for the essentials. You know, research materials, promotional materials and music. That every writer needs at least three Thesauruses, a couple of dictionaries, the entire Howdunit series and the entire series of Writer's Guide to Everyday Life, right?

5) Course he does like most of one series of research books. Those for writing erotica. His favorite is Going Down. He's not too sure of The Mistress Manual, or The Loving Dominate.

6) Hubby and I almost had to go to Marriage Counseling. He just couldn't understand why I kept getting furious when he interrupted me while writing.

So if you are thinking about becoming a writer - consider yourself warned of the unexpected hazards.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thank you readers!

Black Velvet sales are much higher than I had hoped when I signed the contract!

#6 on Once Upon A Bookstore Fantasy Best Sellers
#8 on Once Upon A Bookstory Paranormal Best Sellers


#6 on for Lyrical Press.

Thank you! Every one of you who have pulled out your credit card to purchase it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

I know I’m supposed to blog about something concerning writing or my latest release, but today isn’t for me. No today is for the Veterans, the men and women who have sworn to protect and defend this country and by extension me and you.

The day after the public memorial for the Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, can any of us not look at a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman and not think of the loss of their brothers and sisters in arms. Yet feel pride that they still get up and put on the uniform ready to give their lives to protect us?

Can we not think of the military wives and husbands who keep the home fires burning while their soldier is deployed to faraway places. Those heroic men and women who kiss their spouse good bye and pray daily for their safe return.

And we should remember than unlike soldiers of the past – there is no draft now. All those wearing the uniform now, the veterans of the future volunteered to take on that burden. The veterans who were served in the past, deserve our respect and that we never forget what they’ve done for us.

So, today as you go about your life here in the U.S. remember that somewhere probably sitting next to you at the traffic light or waiting in a doctor’s office or at the office is a veteran who took the time to fight for the rights we all take for granted. If you happen to know a veteran – tell them thanks. I think they deserve it.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Release Day +6

Black Velvet released this past Monday the 2nd. Thanks to everyone who has bought it. Because of you it is currently at #7 on the Fantasy Best Sellers and #8 on the Paranormal Best Sellers lists at Once Upon A Bookstore It also has the distinction of being my first pirated book. Folks, I don't get the big advances and only make a few cents on the dollar for each book. So please, buy it don't steal it.

I'm doing NaNo. This years story is a murder mystery and a paranormal romance. It's coming along great and I'm hoping I don't lose interest in it because it's really a good story.

I've also applied for a Copy Editor position and I'm hoping that I get it. Waiting on that and word on my last submission.

Also working on a project that is driving me crazy organizing - but that's half the fun! That's the news for the week. Talk to you next week.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day After Release

A pounding on the door awakened me. Followed by the commanding voice of Jett Houston.

Jett: Del! Get your lazy butt to your computer. You ain't going to believe this - crap.

Me: I'm up. I'm up. What has your boxers in a twist?

Jett: Pirates! Nasty little ebook pirates.

Me: Yeah, they are a pest but why do you care?

Jett: Because, they are pirating ME! And Blue Boy. And the Prick.


Jett: Yeah. So what are you going to do about it.

After a google search I locate the site - ahh them.

Me: Well what I'm going to do is send the information to Tir and Lyrical since my name isn't listed.

Jett: (Huffing he leans against a wall in the office) It just pisses me off. You can't afford to have your work given away like that. You struggle every month and don't complain. Don't like someone thinking they can take the money out of your budget.

Me: Thanks Jett. And yeah it's tight living off disability and the little I get for the books. But these folks seem to be under the impression I make big bucks and them getting it free won't hurt because the economy is bad.

Jett: You know where that door to your reality is? I'll come kick their asses for you - bring the others with me even Eddie. That should scare the shit out of them.

Me: Jett what have I told you about cussing on my blog?

But he's gone obviously to find the doorway to this reality. Wonder if he'll find it?

Monday, October 26, 2009

November = NaNo

So what is NaNo? National Novel Writing In A Month! Where writers from around the world try to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This will be my third year doing it and hopefully I'll complete the 50k this year.

The muse is resting getting prepared for the 1667 daily word count. I've got the prep work mostly done - just need to put the info on post it notes so I can put them up on the corkboard and figure out a couple more minor details so I can be off and typing on the 1st of November.

This year I'm doing something I've never done - a Romantic Suspense with a Paranormal twist. The Blurb:

Detective Adam Spencer is puzzled by a series of murders and the mysterious woman that keeps appearing at the scene. Something about her is familiar but he's not certain what.

Lena has been the Angel of Death since the beginning of time. Drawn to the murders she breaks the rules and allows the handsome Detective to see her.

When he becomes a target of the killer, how far will Death go to keep him safe?

and a cover mockup!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I've been busy since my last post. Helping the husband get his paperwork together to go back to College, then deciding that's not a bad idea and rushing to do mine. Waiting on a response on my last submission - 9 weeks and nothing yet... to be fair they did say 8 to 12 weeks. Finally I've been trying to learn a new program.

Of course in 2 weeks I'll have to put aside learning the program to concentrate on NaNo. NaNo is National Novel Writing in a Month. It happens every November and writers from around the world try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I've done it two years - won once. But the year I didn't make it - I wasn't thrilled with my story idea. This year I am! I'm going to spend the next 2 weeks brainstorming and researching so I'm ready to go on November 1st.

And top it all off with November 2nd being the release date of Black Velvet from Lyrical Press!

November should be a good but busy month!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Word About Reviewers

More than a word actually. Too often writers are guilty of telling their friends and other writers about great reviews, but seldom take the time to thank the reviewer. We authors must do better.

Before I signed my first contract I'd been a reviewer. The truth is I recieved maybe 5 comments from the multitude of authors I did reviews for. When the thank you notes came through the review sites group, every reviewer was thrilled that they or someone else got a thank you from the author. That's how rare those emails are. After that review site closed the reviewers got together and founded of another review site. Again, we may recieve 10 responses from authors for the 40 reviews a month that we do. As reviewers we do get the occassional temper tantrum from an Author who believed they deserved a higher rating than they got.

Now why did I mention the thank you's and complaints - believe it or not a response on one review influences your next review. If a book is teetering on going up one level - a thank you from the author on the previous review might push it up. Throwing a fit to the reviewer could result in no reviewer taking your book. One more thing to remember - most reviewers aren't paid.

We must face that a good portion of our sales come not from our exhaustive and expensive promotion, but from those multitude of review sites that say something about our book. It takes two seconds after you read the review to either send an email or click the comment button. If it's a great review - thank them; if it's a not so great review - thank them and sincerely apologize that the book wasn't to their taste. That's it.

So Authors - remember to be kind to your reviewers. Good or bad they did take the time to read your book.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Love

First Love Contest

My first true love started one day while I was at work. I walked out of the store room and there he stood, wearing a brown sweater, khaki pants and boat shoes. Blonde hair cut military short and beautiful blue eyes and a nice tight ass. Then I noticed who he was talking to, unfortunately I thought that the guy he was talking to was a class A jerk. I had completely forgotten what I’d come out for and had to go back into the store room.

A few weeks later the blonde guy started talking to me and we became friends. Then one night he invited me to dinner. I didn’t know him that well, so made some excuse why I couldn’t. I admit it was a lame excuse. He said “What is it about women? I just don’t want to eat alone and would like company.” With an invitation like that, what girl could refuse? So we went to McDonalds and talked and talked and talked. Mostly about this girl he was interested in “Patty” and how he should go about getting her interested in him. I gave him great advice. Really great advice.

It wasn’t until we’d been married two years and I met his family face to face for the first time that I realized how sneaky he was. It was when I met his sister Patty that everything clicked. And after 21 years together – I’m still glad he was sneaky.

Follow the Trail

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What I've been up to.

I've been busy. Line Edits for Black Velvet which has a November 2nd Release date. Finishing Demon's Begone, a book that has been languishing for a year. Now that I've got a free moment I have to decide what to work on next. I have three that are started and three that are in planning.

Here's a sample of the three that are in progress - Comment on which you like best and I'll move it to the top of the pile.

Finding A Keeper

Is she gone now, Dane? She sent to her keeper through the link forged through years of training, natural ability and a life long companionship, as soon as she heard the front door shut.

Yes, Saivya, she’s gone.

Saivya loved her Keeper, as all dragons did, but Dane’s habit of finding women irritated her. Dragon Keepers, like dragons, were to mate for life and Dane insisted on not seeking out a female Dragon Keeper. Typical male, afraid of commitment. She wanted hatchlings. Hatchlings that would bond with Dane and his mate’s children and damn it he wasn’t getting any younger.
You need to seek a female Dragon Keeper and stop bringing home these women you meet in singles bars.

Quiet Saiv, or I’ll find a Dragon Hunter to slay you.

She snorted. As if, Dane. You wouldn’t allow a scale on my lovely hide to be harmed by a hunter.

Maybe. Maybe not.

She could hear Dane moving around in the kitchen. Can I come in?

Yeah, just remember to put clothes on this time.

Saivya shimmered to human form and paused allowing herself a moment to adjust to this smaller form. She grabbed her silk robe off the hook by the door as she entered the comfortable house. She stopped at the freezer in the storage room, opened the door and pulled the turkey roast out of the door. She tossed it into the air and blew a carefully controlled stream of blue flame at it. The butcher paper and twine burned off under the heat. It was done by the time she caught it.

“Damn it Saiv!” Dane’s voice roared from the kitchen. “We have an oven.”

“Yes, but my way is so much quicker.” As she entered the kitchen, she placed the roast on the cutting board and reached for a knife. “This way we don’t have to wait an hour and a half to eat.”
Behind her Dane made a sound of agreement.

Saivya turned to look at her Keeper, for a human he was attractive she supposed. He compared favorably with the male models she’d seen in magazines and online. Dane was muscular without being bulky, a nice flat stomach with a nicely developed six-pack, and a firm ass. She liked his wheaten colored hair and brown eyes best. Eyes that at the moment were looking at her questioningly. She shrugged and refocused her attention on the roast.

“What?” His voice rumbled, filled with his frustration.

“Nothing. I was just wondering if you were considered attractive by human females.” She began slicing the roast into thin even strips. “So are you?”

“Never had any complaints about my looks.” He tapped her hip. “Scooch over, I need to get a pot to make the stuffing.”

Saivya stepped back to let him into the cabinet. “Well, then you shouldn’t have a problem finding a female Keeper.”

Unnamed at this point


She turned back to look at the man beside her. “That guy,” was the only explanation she offered.

“Old boyfriend?”

She shook her head, “Worse. Ryan raise your glass, tonight is supposed to be my wedding night to that jerk and the woman he’s feeling up was my best friend and maid of honor.”

Ryan glanced over at the couple practically fucking each other in the bar then back at then her. “Want a little revenge?”

Her eyebrows shot up, but the idea really appealed to her and that vindictive slice his tires part of her she was desperately trying to suppress. “What did you have in mind?”

He gave her a mischievous grin and leaned closer. “Well, you could slap me.”

“And why would I do that?”

Ryan stood and pulled her up against him, molding her body to his. “Because I’m going to do this.”

His mouth crashed down on hers at her gasp his tongue plunged into her mouth possessing her. She tensed for a moment then relaxed molding herself tighter to him, her arms going around his neck as she surrendered. Her head reeled as she tasted the bourbon on his tongue and the wildness of him. His chest rumbled in a growl, the soft sound vibrating through her.

“Damn, Ryan! Get a room.”

Ryan broke the kiss, and Gypsy took a shuddering breath but didn’t release her hold of him. It was either hang onto the man or fall on her ass her legs were so wobbly. She opened her eyes to find him smirking at her.

“So, are you going to slap me?”

The Envoy

An hour and ten minutes later, Francisco pushed open the exterior door to the restaurant. Diana waited beside the host’s podium, arms crossed, her foot tapping angrily. “Forgive my tardiness.”

“I was about to leave.” Her eyes were not flashing, so he knew she wasn’t furious with him.

“And I would have understood.” He looked at the hostess, “Table for two, non-smoking.” He returned his attention to Diana. “The statement took longer than I expected.”

“If you’ll follow me.” The hostess gathered two menus and started through the restaurant, weaving between tables filled with diners, not waiting to see if they followed.

Seated, orders placed and drinks in front of them, he found himself the subject of Diana’s intense scrutiny.

“I am assuming you wish to know why the statement took longer.” A raised eyebrow and tilt of her head indicated that she did. “One of the gentlemen ended up with two broken bones in his right forearm.” He expected she might be offended at the violence and was unprepared for her reaction.

“I wish it had been his neck.” She mimed breaking something with her hands. “Not really. Thank you again for being outside and I apologize for chewing you out. I was just angry…”

“At yourself?”


“Dare I hope you held some small concern for my safety?” Her face flushed with color at his question.

The waiter placed their orders on the table and refilled their glasses in the silence that descended between them.

“Yes, a little.” She answered, lifting her glass when the waiter had moved away. “I’ve never seen you in the mall before, are you new to town?”

Francisco noticed the deliberate change of subject and allowed it. “No, I have lived in Mobile for many years now. I rarely come to the mall though.”

“That explains it.” She cut into her grilled chicken. “I’m here forty plus hours a week. What do you do for a living?”

“I am a liaison between D. C. and H. and the local government.”

“Ah, a lawyer.”

“I was once. Now I am a liaison.” He leaned forward, looked around the restaurant quickly then crooked a finger at her. She leaned forward, eyes searching. “That means I do less actual work but I am paid more.”

He smiled when Diana bit her lip trying to hold back her laughter then leaned back against her seat, her shoulders shaking with suppressed mirth.

She couldn’t stop herself. “Can I have your job?”

“I am afraid the position is not available. It also has some very specific job requirements that you do not meet.” He thought for a moment. “There is an assistant’s position open but I would prefer not to offer it to you.”

“Because you don’t know me?”

“D. C. and H. has a very strict no dating policy for executives concerning their assistants.” He placed his napkin beside the plate of half-eaten steak and pushed it back. “I find, Ms. Matthews that I very much wish to become better acquainted with you outside of the professional world.”

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Somethings about being an author never get old

There's the getting the email that it's been accepted. It's signing the contract, it's opening the mailbox and seeing a royalty check... And then - there's seeing your cover for the first time!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guest blogging today

I'm guest blogging at You Gotta Read Guest today! Stop by and comment you might win something!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Welcome Antonia Tiranth

1. Tell us about your upcoming/recent release.

The Gathering released on Monday, July 20th. It's the second in my Tales of The Rikashi Series. This installment follows Aer's brother, Shirak as he tries to figure out a puzzling prophecy and his feelings for the daughter of an enemy.

2. What gave you the idea for your upcoming/recent release?

I kinda got the idea from a Dragonforce song.

3. How much time does it take you to finish a book?

It depends. For The Quickening, I wrote the first draft in 30days for NaNoWriMo. It took a few months to edit that on my own and then a few more with Lyrical. The Gathering was written in about three months. The same is happening for a new series I'm working on. The first book I finished in about a month but the second is a little slower.

5. What is your favorite part of being a writer?

I love plotting. There is no greater feeling than talking out your ideas with your writing buddy, learning about your new world and characters.

5. What is your least favorite part of being a writer?

I really don't like coming up with blurbs and excerpts. I would say that's the hardest part.

6. What are you working on now?

Mulling around in my brain is the fourth installment in the Rikashi Series and what I'm actually writing is the second of my new series, The Tarot Kings

7. All writers started out as readers - who're your favorite authors?

Anne McCaffery and Stephen King are my two oldest favorites. My newer favorites are Angela Knight and Elizabeth Hoyt

8. What are your goals as a writer?

Hmm…I would have to say that my goals are to grow as much as I possibly can and maybe one day be able to write full-time. I would love to be able to focus 100% on my writing but right now, still working for The Man LOL.

Sorry about the formating - Can't seem to get blogger to work right today.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Welcome Betty Ann Harris

First, let me say that it's a pleasure to be here as a featured author on your beautiful blog, Delilah. I'd like to introduce myself to your readers. My name is Betty Ann Harris and I'm a romance author. I've always been a hopeless romantic and the genre I enjoy most to read is the same as what I write, romantic suspense. I have written a series of books titled The Special Agent Series, with Red Rose Publishing.

My third release in the Special Agent Series, The Darkhorse Conspiracy, which was released on July 9th, at Red Rose Publishing, will introduce you to the sexiest special agent to date. James Kelly is charming, witty, and very good at his job. But he’s got his hands full with the Stephanie Alexander case.

Stephanie Alexander is an international journalist who is missing, and under suspicious circumstances. The beautiful blue-eyed blond and ex-fiance of Simon Fox, owner of The Darkhorse Stables, who raises Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbreds, has vanished. James must find her, if she’s still alive, and finds himself smack-dab in the middle of a terroristic conspiracy that is a threat to the security of the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Will he find her in time? Can they work together to find the answers they need so that the State Department can defray The Darkhorse Conspiracy? You can find out all the answers to these questions when you read, The Darkhorse Conspiracy, available NOW at Red Rose Publishing (

Before James Kelly and The Darkhorse Conspiracy came about, there were two other sexy agents and great books in this series. First came the spellbinding romantic suspense story, Eureka Point, and the most romantic and caring agent, Tom Owens, who is assigned to protect a breathtakingly beautiful and talented woman, Katie, who is being hunted by her jealous and deceitful husband, as well as by a dangerous South American drug cartel. Next was the deeply dark and twisted story of best-selling romance author Maggie Tyler who is being stalked. My Very Special Agent has the sexy and ruggedly handsome FBI Special Agent Michael O'Leary on the case, who has eyes for the beautiful author, but whose first priority is to keep her safe. There is a definite sensual and emotional chemistry between them and the reader desperately wants them to get together! All the books in this series are available at Red Rose Publishing,

To find out more about me, please visit my website: and feel free to befriend me (PLEASE!) on Myspace:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Welcome Nancy Famolari!

1. Tell us about your upcoming/recent release.

My present release is “Summer's Story” from Red Rose Publishing. The setting involves horse breeding, training and harness racing. Summer's father, a famous trainer, dies leaving her a potentially great trotter, Meadow. Summer's life is complicated by two men. Ned owns the breeding/training farm where Summer and her father lived. Ned loves her, but she believes that he was responsible for her father's death and won't allow him t help her. Davis, a racehorse driver, also loves her and wants to help her get Meadow to the races. Max, another owner, wants Meadow for himself and will stop at nothing to get her. The book traces the problems faced by Summer and answers the question of whether she gets her horse to the big races and whether she finds love.

2. What gave you the idea for your upcoming/recent release?

My husband and I raised and trained Standardbred racehorses for fourteen years. Although Summer's story is fiction, I used many of the incidents I saw or experienced to create the characters and the plot.

3. How much time does it take you to finish a book?

I usually write my books for the first time in a month (about fifty thousand words). Then the fun begins. It takes me a year or more to rewrite. I have to add to the plot (usually a sub plot) and the characters need to be filled out.

4. What is your favorite part of being a writer?

I love creating characters and seeing how they interact in situations. I particularly love writing the book the first time The characters start to live. It's almost like watching a movie.

5. What is your least favorite part of being a writer?

Rewriting is a two edged sword. I like to see how the characters develop and I love getting insights into them. However, rewriting is work.. I'm not terribly good at it, but you have to try to make sure the grammar is good, typos must be eliminated, and the plot has to hang together. You have to make sure you are consistent from one scene to another with names and place descriptions. All in all, it's detail work and not my favorite activity.

6. What are you working on now?

I'm in the revision process for the second novel in my Montbleu Murder series. The first book will be published by Red Rose Publishing in 2009. It's about the murder of the wife of a prominent citizen in the small town of Montbleu, Pennsylvania. For the first time we meet the woman who will become police chief, Chess Devon, and her former lover, now the Chief of Detectives, in Scranton, PA. Their romance (or lake of same) is one of the elements that pulls the series together. The present book focuses on the terror of a young writer living in a house that was the scene of an unsolved murder. I won't say more about it, but it's a new thing for me. Many of the characters are the same, but I added a paranormal element that was great fun.

7. All writers started out as readers – who’re your favorite authors?

I love mysteries. My favorite authors are Dorothy Sayers (Gaudy Night) and Elizabeth George (everything except, “What Happened Before He Shot Her). I also like to read romance and biography. In fact, I'll read almost anything.

8. What are your goals as a writer?

I hope to continue my work on the Montbleu series. I have a YA novel based in the Standardbred business that I want to get published ,and I have more stories to tell that will involved Summer. I love developing my characters and I don't see any end in sight.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Video Up for Voting

Hi all!

The Book Trailer for Sarah's Story is up for voting at You Gotta Read Videos.

RWA and ePublishers

There's been a lot of debate online about the Romance Writers Association and ePublishers. I usually try to keep this blog upbeat, I don't think I'm going to manage it today.

at the Espan Blog RWA President Diane Pershing said:

Here’s another pair of glasses: The newer members, not yet PRO, but working on their craft and trying to learn all they can about the industry. And how about the unpublished-but-working-on-it PRO members who have chosen not to go the digital route and keep submitting to print publishers, as they feel that is their best chance of earning good money? Lastly, there are PAN members who have been print-published recently or for years, who like their “advance-paying/lower royalty rate” choice, who look at the business model of “no advance/high royalty rate,” and have trouble understanding why anyone would gamble that way with a book that took so much time and effort.

By her statement Ms. Pershing has implied that those of us who choose the digital publishing route or the no advance/high royalty rate are not serious about their writing career. Thank you Ms. Pershing for saying I don't take writing seriously. Apparently thirty years of working on my craft, reading everything I can get my hands on to improve my craft, and the time and money I've invested on writing classes - I'm not serious. Funny, I thought I was.

You, Ms. Pershing, have belittled not just me but hundreds of others that have chosen the ebook route. You have belittled Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Christine Warren, Anya Bast and other authors who started in the ePublishing world. Ladies that I respect, admire and use as a standard for myself.

It is not the RWA's place to set monetary standards that every author must follow. There should be a single standard for all publishers. Most professional organization require a set number of years in the business and recommendations of other members that have already joined.

Ms. Pershing, I am extremely serious about my writing career. I have chosen the ePublishing no advance/high royalty route because that fits my financial needs at this time. I have a goal of eventually being contracted with one of the NY Big Boys - but as in all things, I need time to grow. Grow a fanbase that will buy the books. Please do not imply that I or my publisher aren't serious because we do not fit in your box. Maybe we prefer to think and create outside of yours.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Welcome Amber Leigh Williams!

The thing I love about doing these interviews is finding out interesting little tidbits about the authors. I didn't know Amber Leigh was from Fairhope - heck that's about a 30 minute drive from me - right across Mobile Bay! Well here's Amber Leigh make her feel welcome!

1. Tell us about your recent release.

A Summer’s Hope is the story of Briar, the innkeeper, who is losing her mother’s B&B thanks to a run of bad luck. She holds out hope that summer will bring answers. It comes in the least likely package when haunted, divorced Cole rides in on his motorcycle to book the bay suite. He falls in love with the view and the innkeeper. Though she’s never dared offer more than breakfast in bed to any guest, she can’t resist breaking all the rules with Cole. In his arms, she finds solace in her crumbling world and they embark on a passion as hot as the southern sun and as unstoppable as the bay tide. But can it be enough to rescue Cole from his past or give Briar the strength to forge on alone?

2. What gave you the idea for your recent release?

I grew up in Fairhope, Alabama where A Summer’s Hope takes place. It’s a beautiful small town on the picturesque Eastern Shore of the Mobile Bay. Although I moved twenty minutes away, I desperately needed to share this inspirational place with the world. So many of the places described in the text really do exist. Basically, it’s everything I love about Fairhope combined with the dreams of love I once conjured there. A Summer’s Hope was released, coincidentally, on my third wedding anniversary. This is the closest story I’ve written to my own love story so it made the launch all the more special!

3. How much time does it take you to finish a book?

A maximum of three months. I draw the line after that because there are just too many stories floating around in my head to spend anymore time than necessary on one manuscript. If a story really drives me to completion, it should only take two months to write it plus a few more weeks on the editing process.

4. What is your favorite part of being a writer?

Getting the fan letter. One reader admitted she never liked the western romance genre but my western novella Blackest Heart went a long way toward converting her. Knowing I could do something like that for someone fuels me to write even more.

5. What is your least favorite part of being a writer?

The promotion, of course. It takes valuable time away from writing but it has to be done. Just because you’ve published a story doesn’t mean you’re finished. My debut novel Fox & Hound was published in February 2008. I’m still pushing it out there, posting excerpts and plugging the story wherever I can. So long as the story is available, a smart writer never stops pushing his/her story further out into the world!

6. What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on my second paranormal in a five-part series. It’s about a shape-shifter and a psychic. It’s a lot of fun!

7. All writers started out as readers – who’re your favorite authors?

Nora Roberts turned me onto the romance genre and I read her for years and years. Then I branched out and fell in love with J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I’ve read all of Larissa Ione’s Demonica titles. I also love Sandra Brown’s old romances. Breakfast in Bed is one of my favorites – a short, sweet, rainy day read. I read the J.D. Robb In Death series religiously. Betina Krahn is absolutely amazing just as Kathleen E. Woodiwiss is always a classic choice. As you can see, I’m not picky at all! I’ll read anybody as long as the story appeals to me and there’s some good lovin’ to be found in the pages ;)

8. What are your goals as a writer?

Just to never fall out of love with what I do. It’s a job, but I still put my heart into it everyday. I’d really love to write romance for the rest of my life and I hope by the end of it my heart’s as deeply entrenched in the genre as it is now!


“These are for you.”

“Thank you,” she whispered, taking them. Her heart tugged and her lips curved as she stared down into their wide, bright faces. “They’re my favorite.”

He smiled. “I was hoping. They made me think of you.”

Awed, she lowered her nose to sniff the blooms. “You got them from Adrian?”

He shrugged. “Only the best.”

She nodded in agreement. “I’ll just set them here.” She put them on a bench in the shade of the magnolia tree, and then faced him awkwardly.

“Are you ready?”

“When you are.”

He held up the helmet. “I have to take precautions. I don’t want anything to happen to your pretty face although it’s a shame to cover it up.”

Her insides turned to dough and her heart pattered giddily as he slipped the helmet over her head. She lifted her chin when he motioned for her to do so.

It took him several seconds to secure the strap. “Feel okay?” he asked when he was done, lifting the visor so she could hear him.

She nodded, feeling nerves jump into her stomach again. “Um, Cole? There’s something you need to know.”

He chuckled as he went back to his bike. “I know.”

She stiffened. “You do?”

He nodded, grinning at her as he strapped on his own helmet. He lifted the visor to speak. “You’ve never ridden a bike before.”

“Is it that obvious?” she asked, rubbing her damp palms on her thighs.

He shrugged, tying the strap under his chin. “Just a little. It’s okay.” He took her hand and pulled her close. She could smell fresh aftershave and the underlying spice of motor oil. It was downright seductive. “Just lean with me into the turns and hold onto me real tight.”
Her knees quaked. “I’m a little nervous.”

He put a hand on her shoulder. “You’ll do fine.” He threw a leg over the seat to straddle it. He gunned the engine and the machine roared to life, stunning her with its raw, wild power. As exhaust smoke tickled her nostrils, she didn’t know if she was really going to be able to go through with this.

He motioned for her to get on.

Now or never. She took a steadying breath, putdown her visor and stepped forward. Gripping his offered hand for balance, she crawled on behind him and put her feet on the passenger pegs. She hesitantly put her hands on his waist and clutched his shirt as he backed out from under the magnolia.

He looked both ways down Scenic 98 then turned to look at her. “You ready?” he shouted.

She nodded and gave him the thumbs-up.

She saw his quick grin before he hit the accelerator. The force of it sent her back. Her heart pounded with terror as she grabbed him around the waist tight to keep from flying off the open seat.

A Summer’s Hope – Available Now:


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Still Romantic After 21 years.

I was watching - well actually listening to the morning news programs this morning. One of the guest said romance goes out of a marriage after a few years. WRONG! It does if you let it. I'm glad my husband hasn't.

Oh he's not the roses, chocolate and candlelight type. But, he can be romantic. Take for example the other day. We were in line at Subway, I was wearing a tank top and he started kissing my shoulder. My shoulder had been hurting and he said he was "kissing it and making it better."

He knows me too. We were at a jewelry store to have a ring his mother left me sized, she had tiny fingers. The clerk noticed I had no rings on and told hubby he should buy me a diamond. He smiled, looked at me and told the clerk "No, I'll get her some computer stuff. She'll enjoy that more." I'm not a jewelry person, don't even wear a wedding ring. I'm married in my head, heart and soul - I don't require a ring to prove it. On the other hand computer stuff? Oooh Baby!

So, don't allow what the mass media says is romantic to color your view of it. Romance is the little things that tell you that you are important to your significant other.

Tomorrow Amber Leigh Williams will be visiting!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Classes don't end at College

So, you want to be a writer and you've built a reference library and bought the tools of the trade. Now you want to try writing a novel. Congratulations! But, before you start typing how well do you know your subject? Your characters? If you are showing (which is good) or telling (very bad)? How do you learn that stuff anyway?

You take classes. Yup, you take classes. There are a couple of ways to take writing classes. At Conferences or Online. I prefer the online classes. Why? Travel is hard for me and an online class brings the lessons right to my email. I can save them and print them out to refer back to over and over again. In person classes, I'm sure, give handouts... but I've never attended one.

What kind of classes are available? Good question! Here are a couple I've taken:

From Mild to Wild: Creating Sex Scenes that are more than the same old bump and grind
Deep Point of View
Writing the Action Heroine: What a kick ass character knows and the writer should
Writing Action Sequences
Writing from the Male POV and Creating Better Heroes

So where do you find these courses?
Carolina Romance Writers
Kiss of Death
Low Country RWA -

Those are the groups I've taken courses through. Learning doesn't stop when you pick up your diploma - make yourself a better writer take some classes. Some are really good, some are ok and some aren't. But reguardless of how good the course is - you'll learn something in every one of them.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What is Love

As a romance writer one of the most difficult jobs is to give a reasonable explanation of love. How two individuals find it? What makes it works? Are happily-ever-afters possible in the world? And most importantly, how does the writer put it down between the pages of their book?

My definition of love is based on twenty-one years of marriage and can be summed up in one word. Acceptance.

How many times have you heard a bride-to-be say “I love him except for (insert irritation) but I’ll change that once we get married.” Whenever I hear that, I shake my head. I know I have habits that irritate my husband and he has ones that irritate me. But, I’ve learned to accept them. They make him who he is. I’m not saying it’s all roses and romance, but we’ve accepted that each is who they are. He knows I’d rather write than clean house. I know he’d rather watch movies than sports. He and I both need our time for ourselves and respect that. We accept that no one on the planet can push our respective buttons like the other. We’ve accepted that we are two individuals with our own unique needs and wants.

So how do I bring this into a romance novel? For me it’s easy. Every person has their own personal fantasy of the perfect person. Mine was a dark haired, six foot plus man. I married a blonde that is a few inches shorter than me. So when meeting my characters I decide what would be their ideal mate to them. Then I take the internal characteristics and mesh them with the person they meet but change the external. I make sure that the personalities are different enough that they will indeed have moments of wanting to strangle the other.

But isn’t that why we all read romance novels?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kim Smith author and Internet Radio Hostess

Welcome Kim!

1. Tell us about your upcoming/recent release.

A Will to Love is my new upcoming romantic novelette. I am just getting my feet wet with romance, although I have been an avid reader all of my life. It is about love lost, love found, and love that is forever bound.

2. What gave you the idea for your upcoming/recent release?

Recently a local bed and breakfast went out of business. The man who owned it had lost his wife in the terrible Amtrak crash in Chicago several years ago. Just knowing that history, it struck me when I heard the news of the B and B going under that it was a sad story. I didn’t set out to write a sad love story, though, and in truth is any love story really sad?

3. How much time does it take you to finish a book?

Depends on the length of the work. I wrote, edited, and completed a short story of over three thousand words in a weekend. I can usually turn out a forty-fifty thousand or more work in six months, more if it isn’t going well. Sometimes research wears me out, and I have to take a break from it and do something else, but I am usually writing SOMETHING all the time.

4. What is your favorite part of being a writer?

I have to admit that having fans and an avid readership is a really big pull. I would write until I dropped just knowing that someone out there was hot for the next Kim Smith story. It’s addictive as all get out!

5. What is your least favorite part of being a writer?

I think it depends on the day you ask me. One day I will say I hate editing. But I don’t really. I just hate that I have to quit creating to edit. I might say I hate the research, but I don’t really. I just hate having to wade through so much stuff to find a nugget that is usable. So, the least favorite part would probably be not being able to crank out books fast enough!

6. What are you working on now?

This author is now about mid-way on the third book in the Shannon Wallace Mystery series, and busy busy busy with a radio show promoting the first one (Avenging Angel), and this romance, A Will to Love.

7. All writers started out as readers – who’re your favorite authors?

I love big reads, like Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, and all of Tolkien’s works. I have met so many wonderful authors through my radio show that I have a ton of NEW favs, like Jodi Thomas, Karen White, Katherine Center, and C.W. Gortner.

8. What are your goals as a writer?

I want to write enough to leave a legacy for my kids and their kids and their kids. Wouldn’t it be great after I pass away if I had enough books out there that one of my g-g-g-g-great grandkids could start at YA level and move all the way up?

Blurb for A Will To Love:

Benton Jessup wants his bed and breakfast to be successful. He will go to any lengths to ensure that it does.

When Kitty Beebe, a famous romance author, arrives at The Inn, his desire for success becomes a struggle of wills with love.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hey folks!

Over the next few weeks you are all going to get some of the writer friends I've made. They'll be here on Wednesdays.

First up is Kim Smith. She has a new book coming from Red Rose Publishing on the 11th. "A Will To Love" so please stop by and make her feel welcome. Kim is also the host of an internet Radio Show, and she is a lovely hostess - made me feel right at home.

Next will be Amber Leigh Williams.

In other news I'm guest blogging over at Rochelle Weber's blog today - so stop by and say hi!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tools of the trade

I've talked about the research library that is manditory for a writer. Today I want to talk about the tools of the trade.

In the past that was paper, pen and a typewriter. Now - it's a computer with a word processor. Some still use the paper and pen then transfer to the computer. But, years ago I figured out that my brain works faster than I could longhand the words. I'd miss sentences. Computers help - now I miss words.

I have two computers. A desktop that is right now in need of reformatting to fix some annoying slowness and errors. I also have a 17inch Laptop which goes on trips with me - in fact I named it Portable Sanity.

I thought I was set. But those damn computer manufacturers came out with something new! A NetBook. A tiny little 10inch laptop that has a tiny harddrive and is under 2 pounds. Now being a techno geek - I'm really interested in them. As a writer that is often in doctor's offices multiply that interest by a factor of ten.

Why? They are small, light and can easily hold a wordprocessing program - with a flash card (which I have) I can work on a book anywhere. They are under $400.00 which is a huge plus. The downside? Convincing the husband I need a third computer.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sarah's Story News

Sarah's Story released on May 21st. That day I was guest blogging on four different blogs, bitting my nails about how the book would do and dealing with no sleep.

Nothing has ever made me as nervous or excited as my very first release date. It was something I'd dreamed about for years and that day it became a reality! But the day wasn't over yet. At 5PM Sarah's Story made the Red Rose Best Sellers List! Where it has risen and fallen for the past week. Sometimes it was off the list, but most of the time Sarah's Story stayed on it. It is also the number 1 Time Travel Romance at Red Rose Publishing!

While all of that is fantastic and I'm supremely honored by the response it's getting - I'm not done yet. There are other stories that need to be written and my desire to see Sarah's Story in print.

Why do I want print? It's not that I think print is better than ebook. I have most of my favorite author's books in bothe print and ebook. It's that I want to hold it in my hand, maybe that will make this incredible journey finally feel real. Maybe it won't.

Maybe everyday for the rest of my I will wake up and rush to the Red Rose Publishing site and look to see my book listed there to prove it isn't a dream.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Research and Writing

They go hand in hand. There is some truth to the axiom "Write what you know" I mean want to piss off a nurse reading your romance? Have your character who is a nurse diagnose an illness - unless she's a Nurse Practitioner OR the doctor is dead - your reader may throw your book across the room. What if you have your characters have lunch at a chain resturaunt but there isn't one in the state you set the book in? A reader from that area will pick it up and be put off.

So today, I thought I'd share my list of research books.

My Library!

The Writer's Thesaurus
Webster's New World Dictionary
The Phrase Finder
The Synonm Finder
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
The Chicago Manual of Style
Passionate Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance
GMC: Goal Motivation and Conflict
Write Great Fiction: Description and Settings
Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self Editing
Write Great Fiction: Dialogue
Write Great Fiction: Character's, Emotion and Viewpoint
Write Great Fiction: Plot And Structure
English Through The Ages
The Romance Writer's Phrase Book
The Writer's Digest: Character Naming Sourcebook
The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Middle Ages
World Almanac of Fact - for several different years
Travel Guides for several cities and countries
The Loving Dominant

Now, where do I get all these books? Bookstores (online and off) and my favorite spot - ebay! Yes, ebay! I've picked up several from there less than bookstore prices.

Which one's should a new author have? There are three must haves in a starting writer's library. These three items are essentials of the trade. They are like a microscope to a scientist, a blackboard for a teacher, or a stethoscope for a doctor.

1. A good Dictionary - not one of those pocket deals - no a real thick dictionary - it doesn't have to be the huge college dictionary but Webster's New World Dictionary 1984 edition works for me.

2. A good Thesarus - The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is the one that works best for me, I like the way it is set up.

3. GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict - This book by Dixon is a must have whether you are a plotter or a pantser. Unless you understand the basic reasons for a character's actions the reader never will accept them.

If you must have a number 4 - then a good naming book. I like the Character Naming Sourcebook - it is seperated by nationality and has the definitions of the name as well as the top 10 going back to 1880.

Thanks to the internet and research books - you can kick the "Write what you know" axiom by learning what you need to write your books!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Think before you download

I usually don’t talk about e-book piracy; it’s something I’m realistic enough to realize will happen. As an author of e-books, I know eventually my book or books will be pirated. But, I wanted to put the reality of what it does to authors before you, so maybe you’d think twice before clicking that link.

My book sells for $2.99 of that I make just over a dollar on every sale. So if say 50 people download the book those 50 people have reached into my wallet and removed a $50. What if it was a hundred? A thousand? Now, ask yourself would I reach in a stranger’s pocket and take a fifty? Of course you wouldn’t. Recently a fellow author found his book on a pirate site – there were 150 downloads. That’s 150 books or in his case $300.00 that was stolen from him.

Unlike the print houses that give the authors advances, an e-book author’s total income is from sales of the book. E-book authors don’t have massive Public Relations departments behind them, they have to pay all marketing cost themselves. Unlike print houses, e-books don’t sit on shelves of bookstores across the country – well some do the lucky ones that went to print.

Before you click that download link at a torrent site or megaupload or sendspace ask yourself one question. If I was in a bookstore, would I just drop this book in my purse and walk out of the store? Because that is exactly what you are doing when you download a book without buying it.

I know of one e-book author that is disabled and on social security disability, her book sales are how she makes ends meet. Every time I hear of one of her books being pirated it saddens me, because I know that the folks downloading it don’t realize the ramifications to her life.

Do I think you are evil if you pirate a book? Of course not. I think you are unaware of the consequences to your favorite author. If they can’t make what they need writing, they’ll stop writing. So I ask again, before you click that download button – consider the money you are pulling out of the author’s wallet.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Release Date!

I'm thrilled to announce that Black Velvet - co written with my good friend Antonia Tiranth - will release on November 16, 2009!

This book was so much fun to write! I adore the hero, Jett Houston.

His girl, Amara was interesting too! She comes along way in this book. From Daddy's little girl to her own woman.
Add in an arainged marriage, a couple conflicting prophecies, and a coming clan war.... Definitely fun.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as Tir and I writing it!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I co-wrote a story with my good friend Antonia Tiranth - it's the third book in her series about Dragon Shifters. We just got word from her editor that she is enthusiastically recommending a contract be offered!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Location Scouting

Another fun thing about writing is going places to get pictures! Since a book I'm currently working on has the climax at Bellingrath Gardens. So, I grabbed my camera and my hubby and spent some time enjoying a March afternoon and happily snapping pictures!

My favorite part of the garden has always been the mermaid fountain. She looks so serene and graceful. It's actually a pretty quiet spot there. It doesn't hurt that I've always been a fan of mermaids. There are times of the year that she's prettier because of the flowers around her.

This is the boathouse that sits on Fowl River and where the climactic scene will take place.

There is a quiet serenity to the gardens and if you ever make the trip to Mobile, AL take an afternoon - no matter the season and walk through the gardens. If it's during the Holidays - go late in the afternoon so you can enjoy both the mums AND Christmas in Lights.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Those handsome men of romance novels

You want to know a secret?

The best part of being a romance author is all the romance heroes! Really! You get to design your perfect man and when you finish that novel - you get to do it again! So I thought I'd introduce you to some of my leading men!

Let's start with Captain Matthew Barrington - the hero of my April 23rd release Sarah's Story. I don't have a picture of him - because he's based on my personal hero of 21 years - my husband. He's funny, sweet, mischievious and dependable.

The next hero is Jett Houston. He's the hero of the book I cowrote with my good friend Antonia Tiranth and the third book in her series. Jett is the foulest mouthed and stubbornest hero I've ever tried to write! But he is so completely loveable, you can't help but fall in love with him. AND he's a major hottie. He showed up while I was listening to Black Velvet and the song fits him so well. In fact, it became the title of the book! We're just waiting for the editor to get back to us on if it's accepted or not.
So, I'm off to meet my next hero to fall in love with! All I know right now is his name is Ryan and he might be a wolf shifter! But meeting the guys is half the fun!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

First Entry!

I moved my blog... give me a few days to catch up!