Saturday, October 29, 2011

Special Offer From Debra Webb

Okay, readers, I get to share a special offer from bestselling author Debra Webb today! No, it's not a paranormal romance novel, but just in time for Halloween it is great news for fans of terrifyingly good thrillers!

For this weekend only, if you buy OBSESSION (intro priced at just $.99) Debra will treat you to a free digital copy of DIRTY, the debut novel in her fabulous Jackie Mercer mystery series! Yup, you can score two full length, absolutely great reads for only 99 cents! (details

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paranormal Romance Author on Monster Mash & Bash Blog Hop!

Hooray! The Monster Mash and Bash blog hop event is finally here! This is a great group of blogs authors and giveaways for your trick or treating reading delight! You can find my Halloween feature (and score a FREE spooky story for every one who comments) right here on the Close Encounters With the Night Kind blog...

But first, let me say if you haven't yet entered to win the Jaz Primo novel, do that now! Click here for his interview and leave a comment to be entered into the Saturday

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bestselling Author Debra Webb Launches New Series!

It's here! The incomparable Debra Webb kicks off her stunning new thriller series with OBSESSION, available NOW at Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords! This is a special endeavor for Debra and a real treat for her fans because she has TWELVE books planned for this series. We are in for a fabulous ride!

For years Deb has been an inspiration to me both professionally and personally. Her work ethic, her kindness, and her fantastic storytelling make it such an honor to feature this book

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Guest Author Jaz Primo!

It's an absolute pleasure to exchange interviews with Jaz Primo, author of the Sunset vampire series! We've got an interview, a teaser, PLUS Jaz has generously offered one lucky visitor an autographed copy of his Sunrise and Sunset novel (giveaway is international!)

When you've read his interview here (and entered the giveaway by leaving a comment) you can hop on over and find me at his blog (with an interview and giveaway)! Who knows what tantalizing secrets you might learn? And what great

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paranormal Romance Author Does the Dance of Joy!

Recently, (late last Tuesday to be exact) Amazon changed the listing on my short ghost story, Famous Last Words to FREE! I was both relieved and very excited because I'd been asking them to list it for free since I uploaded it way back in 2010.

So how did I discover this fabulous news? When I checked my sales numbers Wednesday morning, 170 copies of Famous Last Words had been downloaded. After I retrieved my jaw from the floor, I called a friend and we shared a HUGE happy dancing moment

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Guest Author Jen Wylie

Welcome to today's guest author Jen Wylie! She is the author of Sweet Light, Jump, The Forgotten Echo and the short story series Tales of Ever. I'm so thrilled to have her as my guest today, and to visit with readers on her blog later this month! So here's Jen:

How do you Define Horror?

Yes, I know you are looking at my name...and at my title...and scratching your head. I'm not a horror writer. I write fantasy (from paranormal to romance to YA to urban). Or so I thought. Strangely

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spooktacular Paranormal Reading For October!

Finally, this paranormal romance author got her act together and created a Listmania list. It's not like it's a difficult thing to do, and I've been included on some great lists, which I appreciate. And naturally October is a great theme...

October seems to mark the 'real' start of fall around here. With cooler weather, football, homecoming, this is when we start gearing up for the variety of holiday traditions and events in our household.

I used to decorate for every season, but as

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Monday, October 10, 2011

A Memorable Moment With Adopted Greyhounds

Brody is currently the grumpy 'old man' of the house, but when he was just over two years old, he came to us as part of our local adoption group's foster program. The greyhound foster coordinator had barely put the leash in my hand before my daughter declared, "We're keeping this one!"

That poignant story is just one of many personal anecdotes included in the Adopt A Greyhound Guide that is currently being re-formatted for an upcoming release to kindle. I'm very excited about having the

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Always A Paranormal Romance Author

Most people have two questions for me lately. 1) When will Mira's book be out? (December 2011) and 2) Why don't I ever call myself an urban fantasy author?

It's a valid question since I write a series of novels set in the future, starring kick butt alpha female heroines, (par for the urban fantasy genre).

My answer is simple. Urban fantasy didn't exist when I first got published. The joke with Justice Incarnate was that I'd written a

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What Does Alpha Female Mean In Paranormal Romance Novels?

What does it mean to be an alpha female in paranormal romance or urban fantasy novels? In the real world it seems as though we equate the term alpha female with bitchy bosses, tough women in male dominated jobs, or family matriarchs.

In fiction it seems alpha female is personified by Lara Croft and the urban fantasy type characters who followed. Can a quiet type of woman be an alpha female in fiction?

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Adopted Greyhounds Have Skills?

Our adopted greyhounds love people. They love having visitors. It's like Christmas when visitors come to the house and even better when visitors bring wrapping paper (with or without a present inside).

Brody used to be the first to the door, but he's older now, so he lets the annoying whippersnapper, Bandit, and the queen, Boo, handle the initial greetings these days.

While our adopted greyhounds have pretty good manners, a visitor means they get to show off all their cool skills. Usually

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