Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve!

As we say farewell to 2011, I thought you might want to know what to expect from this paranormal romance author in 2012...

To ring in the New Year, I'm participating with in a special Thank You event just for Nook readers. On January 1st, you can visit the site and request a free ebook from me or one of the more than 40 authors participating.

I'm excited to join this great effort as the admins and fans on the Facebook page have been so warm and welcoming to me and my books.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Repairs Goals and Life of a Paranormal Romance Author

With all the recent repairs going on around here, I've been forced to re-examine the original wish list we made when we moved in to this house 12 years ago. Looking back, I realize just how many changes this house and our family has seen...

This house was where I discovered I could write novels. Then we discovered I excelled at paranormal romance novels. When I made my first sale (Justice Incarnate) and we started mapping my career goals, we dreamed up numbers and all the things we'd

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Year of the Indies Celebration!

Hooray for Christmas Eve! Today is a wonderful start to the holiday week and it's a relief to say this paranormal romance author finally got her act together, nailed the to-do list, and is ready for some holiday joy and relaxation!

As a bonus for readers, today also marks the beginning of a brand new event hosted by the Women's Literary Cafe featuring over 100 authors and books for the Year of the Indie Celebration!

Readers can visit, buy any 3 books and choose a 4th book absolutely FREE!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fun Reading Challenge for 2012

When Nat invited me to the Reading Romances Challenge, I thought "perfect!" Not only do I primarily write paranormal romance novels, but I love to read romances across many genres. Years ago, I tried to write straight mystery/thrillers. But I just couldn't leave out that romantic connection.

Depending on the series or genre, the romance in my novels might be of varying degrees, but I'm a sucker for a team effort on any adventure, so I've never really gotten completely away from the romantic

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Book Feature: Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson

Ever since Scott Nicholson put Creative Spirit out, I've been traipsing all over the Internet encouraging people to give it a try. Seriously, if you like a creepy haunted house story, this is the book you need to add to your list of must reads.

Scott writes prolifically in the horror/supernatural/paranormal genre. With a five star rating, it's clear Creative Spirit doesn't disappoint!

BookAddict from Florida says: "This book made me want to cover my eyes and hide in the closet - but I

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Balancing Fiction And Reality This Holiday Season

Being a paranormal romance author is a delight and a challenge during the holidays. (or any time of year). Keeping control of the most productive working hours is a challenge for any entrepreneur. Balancing a schedule, especially when you work primarily from home, is tough any time or year.

It sounds divine to simply bounce out of bed, breeze by the coffee pot and sink into the cushy chair for hours upon hours of productive writing. But working from home means so many distractions that can

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Holiday World Building Adventure

Alert! Debra Webb is hosting a special holiday party at the MurderSheWrites blog today and readers get the presents! Free ebooks to every visitor today and Debra is also running a kindle/nook giveaway. Please stop by and join the fun with Debra, Peggy Webb and me too!


Yes, I'm at it again. Comparing decorating and changes in real life to world building for paranormal romance novels. But I can't help it, because I'm in a festive spirit with the holidays (and the new release of

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Medicating a Retired Greyhound Fun and Games?

This past summer Boo, the petite queen of our retired greyhound pack, started having seizures. Grand mal seizures are frightening to witness and we learned a lot about the best way to protect her during an episode and how to help her after an episode. (tips below)

As much as we hoped otherwise, it turned out that she needed medication to control her symptoms because her seizures were too frequent and too intense. Twice a day now, Boo gets two medicines to manage her symptoms. Phenobarbitol

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Confessions of a Paranormal Romance Author

In the interest of not shocking you, let me say up front that I opted to break from my world building posts for a behind the scenes look at being a paranormal romance writer. As a reader you might ask, "What's in it for me?"

Well...I'm fairly sure you'll appreciate your own career a bit more after reading this post. On the off chance I've written this post the way it sounds in my head, you might even spit coffee on your keyboard from laughing so hard. Let's find out.

*Chair scraping.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Special From Debra Webb!

Okay,when I heard Debra Webb, one of my favorite people, was releasing a brand new thriller series, I thought "Yes!!!" Deb's known for her terrific characters (from the stunning heroes to creepy villains) and fast paced plots.

Then I heard she was releasing the first two full length novels in the series within a few weeks of each other, I just about fell over in awe. That's serious dedication to the reader. Now she's offering a HOLIDAY special - this weekend only! (details below)

When I

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Guest Author Theresa Ragan

It's a delight to welcome the talented Theresa Ragan today. She's treating us to an interview full of insight into her world as the author of Taming Mad Max, Return of the Rose, A Knight in Central Park, Finding Kate Huntley, and Abuducted.

Plus, just in time for the holidays, Theresa is giving away great presents for readers! One lucky visitor will win an ebook edition of all of Theresa's novels and four additional winners will each win one ebook copy of Abuducted! (giveaway details are

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