Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I'm tickled to be one of the stops on Monica's blog tour for her September paranormal romance novel release, Assassin's Heart!
Plus Monica and Berkley Sensation are giving away a copy of the book to one lucky blog reader who leaves a comment on 9/2!!!
Then Tanya Michaels joins
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Our oldest greyhound, Brody, likes to have his run in the mornings and sometimes he'll go a little wild after dinner. Either way, he always comes
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This just in: Tanya will be HERE! on September 7th! With a wonderful post about world building - you won't want to miss it!
For me, as a fan of Mich
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Saying goodbye to one of the family pack, from the adopted greyhound perspective:
Brody says, "Our oldest girl moved out of the house this week and we knew something was up with all the boxes and shuffling of stuff from her room to the dining room, then finally to the garage. We're not stupid, in fact out people know
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Then life intervened. Sales were slower than we expected (considering the amount of time I was putting into mar
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
My friend asked if, being an intelligent alpha female, I sat back and did some paranormal world building while the men in my life (husband and son) dealt with the wobbling, leaky toilet. No, silly me, I used my computer in an effort to help and wound up smack in
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Greyhounds done with the training and racing life are among the best choices for pets. And with more and more track closures, there are always greyhounds in need of good homes where they can spread their joy of contentment and spread out on your couch.
Sure I could mention greyhounds are the hypo-allergenic of dog breeds. I could tell you they don't bark and love to go on long walks. I could even say, 'F
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Taking that initial place, time, or structure in which your characters will play and layering in the details to amp up the mood will only help you with the world building for a paranormal romance novel. As readers and writ
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Visit her dynamic website, From the Shadows for information and details on FIVE (yes 5!!!) different prize packages for readers.
Just to tempt you...in addition to a copy of my very own Invasion of Justice paperback included in Paranormal Prize
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
But any inkling of thunder - I'm talking a rumble so far away that human ears can't hear it - and Boo runs for her storm shelter: the half-bath downstairs.
Like most half baths, this one is small and Boo, being slig
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Most people wouldn't label Nora Roberts specifically as a paranormal romance writer, but she frequently adds elements of the paranormal to her romance novels. She's done specific trilogies with witches (Donovan family and Three Sisters Island) as well as vampires, but she also adds
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Riordan's latest young adult release, The Red Pyramid, The Kane Chronicles Book 1 came out in March, but I just got a chance to read it and I enjoyed the ride from the first word to the last!
Once again, Riordan superimposed a mythological network on the modern world (Egyptian this time) creating an unforgettable adventure that takes a brother and sister glob
Monday, August 2, 2010
In the ongoing effort to redefine what it means to be the alpha female of my world, our adopted greyhound puppy Bandit has proved inordinately helpful.
Typically when Bandit goes out into the yard, he does his thing, pokes around a bit, then comes back to the door and yips for someone to come out and play with him. That someone is typically me, the alpha female of his pack (besides I’m the one who works at home)
In earlier posts I’ve told you Bandit quickly learned I couldn’t play tug when I got injured, but he refuses to let me feel too useless. On most days I can still go out and toss one of the backyard toys for him.
His favorite is the floppy yellow cowboy our foster greyhound Hank carried out one morning. (our general rule is if a toy goes outside, it stays outside, so Bandit thanks Hank for this).
Smart pup that he is, Bandit doesn’t ask me to bend over and pick up the cowboy. He simply brings it to me (for which I’m glad he’s so tall) I throw it and he brings it back. It’s fun, even when the occasional throw is rather lame, Bandit is the forgiving sort and does his best to affirm my place as alpha female of his heart.
You can read more about Bandit’s arrival and what makes greyhounds such greyt pets in the Adopt A Greyhound Guide. (50% of proceeds go to help greyhound adoption and rescue groups).
Live the greyhound adventure!