Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In 30 day Be My Vampire Tonight hits the e-shelves

Book one in the Darklander Lovers series.

Hi everyone:
I'm totally thrilled that the release of my first paranormal erotic novella in my new series is July 30 with my publisher Ellora's Cave. I'm lining up a contest and will be posting excerpts throughout the month. Below is the book blurb.

Be My Vampire Tonight
Bidding on a masked man at an auction is all for a good cause, but what happens when he turns out to be a vampire who has the power to unleash the wild woman lying dormant inside you?

As a Darklander vampire, Mitch has spent a century living in a bleak world, but all that changes when he sees Tina. The beast living within Mitch wants to stake his claim. Mitch knows taking Tina’s virginity will change her forever, but try explaining that to a woman whose passion cannot be denied. Tina holds the key to his freedom, but Mitch will be damned forever before he turns her over as a slave for his Master.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

10 Things About Me

My life is not exciting. I spend most of my days at home, typing away, or emailing people. I don't interact a lot with adults and confess to missing that. I love writing stories and at the end of the day if I've written at least one good scene I'm okay. But, I thought I'd let the world following me (insert laugh here) discover a few things about me. Again - not that exciting, but my reality.
On your left is my Abyssinian almost 10 year-old cat called Paloma and on the deck, looking like he is the king of the place is my son's 1 year-old gray tabby called Tick-Tack (I call him Tack-Tack-Toes) - he's not very bright but playful.

1. I love bugs - I think they're fascinating, sometimes gross, but honestly when I was growing up I could spend hours watching one ant hill. Sad, but true.
2. My favorite animal - cats (see pics and you'll understand why).
3. I love to make my own jams.
4. I dye my hair - and it depends on my mood and how cheap the hair color is.
5. I shop a lot at Guy's Frenchy's and most times no one knows.
6. I hate painting my toe nails but do it anyway, especially in the summer.
7. I get totally overwhelmed with my life, my 4 kids, my writing and make runs to the store for chocolate.
8. I hate cleaning my oven so much I do it only when things start to burn (that's inside the stove).
9. I am a community activists and believe it takes a village to raise a child.
10. If I won a million dollars I would do 10 seperate draws for families in my community to each get $100,000!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Yesterday I spent the day at my local romance writer's all-day workshop. It was great. While I didn't plot out a new romance, I have three I've got to finish editing, I did get once again inspired to write. And that says a lot. I find with editing I get pulled out of writing so even getting 2,000 words written in a week, with me juggling my kids, is an accomplishment. And speaking of accomplishments I wanted to highlight the fact that on Thursday I attended my friend, Pam Callow's debut launch of her romanctic suspence, legal thriller called Damaged. I have to say the place was jammed with well wishers, which Pam deserves. Pam, a mother of two and a lawyer by trade used her smarts to create the Kate Lange character. What I love about Damaged is that it's set in Halifax - our home town. Her publisher, MIRA, got behind her and I have to say they made one smart move. I came home Thursday night and started Pam's book and now I'm trying to find time in-between edits, and those pesky kids to read it. I can't wait until I can snuggle with hubby in bed (he likes to read beside me) and read more. My time for reading is at night, in the bathroom, or in the bath and I confess that I usually have four books on the go. Reading is essential if you're a writer, it helps you keep up with your market and in my case it helps keep my sanity.

Starting next week I'll be posting excerpts from my Fairy Curses: Kissed sensual paranormal romance I've been working on. I'll be looking for feedback and showing you before and after scenes with my editing process. Plus I might publish pics of my son's pesky cat who likes to snuggle next to my laptop - how annyoing!