Thursday, November 29, 2012

An early Christmas present

What better way to start the Christmas season than with a free novella.  Today and tomorrow, Nov. 29th & 30th, Redcoats and Sleigh Bells will be FREE at Amazon.com.  Grab your coffee and your Kindle and snuggle down for an enjoyable afternoon.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Next Big Thing

How this works: There are ten interview questions.  I'll answer those for my upcoming book, Pursuing Honor and then tag five more authors.  They'll each tag five more, and so on.  Here are the interview questions as applied to my book. Special thanks to Jane Richardson who tagged me—check out her blog to see her Next Big Thing.



HERE ARE THE QUESTIONS:

What is the working title of your book? 
Pursuing Honor (The Forever Time Travel Romance Series, Book 2)

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Pursuing Honor is the second book in The Forever Time Travel Romance Series.  This series was designed to feature each sister in their own book.

What genre does your book fall under?
Historical Romance, Time Travel

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I don't watch many movies.  I'll leave that decision to the producer.  Why?  What have you heard?

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Synopsis.  The one word that strikes terror in the hearts of authors.  I'm only one fourth of the way into the story.  Ask me as I get closer to the ending.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I have had great success with self publishing.  I plan to keep going in that direction. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Instead of writing several drafts, I prefer to tweak and correct things as I go along.  Each book takes 6-8 months to write.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

It's hard to say.  Time travel is part of this story, but the main character can control her gift.  She is also a little reserved in her time travel ability, and will only time travel if she feels she has no other option.  That's where I come in.  I tend to push her into a corner, forcing her to do the unthinkable.  I am constantly warding off nasty looks from her each time I give her a little nudge.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My critique partner, Peggy Henderson.  She suggested I write a series.  It goes without saying, she was right.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

There is a mysterious old woman named Trista, who first appears in book 1, Faithfully Yours.  While her origins are unknown to the local residents, she seems to know everything about each person living in the valley.  Trista makes an appearance in each of the four books, but we will not learn who she is or her connection to the sisters until book 4.  I would love to hear your thoughts about Trista while we learn more about her.  Care to unravel Trista's secrets?



Here are the five I am tagging:

Peggy Henderson

Dana Roquet

Ramona Lockwood

Amy De Trempe

Jerrica Knight-Catania




Rules

***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) ***

Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them. It’s that simple.


Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing
1.            What is the working title of your book?
2.            Where did the idea come from for the book?
3.            What genre does your book fall under?
4.            Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
5.            What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
6.            Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
7.            How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
8.            What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
9.            Who or What inspired you to write this book?
10.         What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

For Mercy's Sake snippet

FREE GIVEAWAY this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1 & 2 at Amazon.com.

In anticipation of my upcoming digital giveaway of For Mercy's Sake, I though I'd give you a little taste of what's to come.  

Gasping, she threw herself away from him and stumbled to her feet.  Her hand clamped over her mouth, saliva soaking her lips, trickling to her chin.  She stared at the bed, gagging, the smell of him was everywhere. 
He smiled and licked his lips, smug satisfaction radiated from his face.  "Now you know the truth. Tell me, Anna, what will these last few minutes do to that happiness you boast of?"
Desperate for air, her hip collided against the dresser as she raced out the door.  Stopping mid-way down the corridor, she leaned against the wall and held her hand to her stomach, gasping.  Her legs bowed beneath her, and she slid to the floor.  "What have I done?"


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Indulge yourself with a month of FREEBIES!

Here's a chance to get all seven, yes, SEVEN of my books for FREE.  During the months of November and December, AMAZON PRIME is offering a one month, free trial membership.  Once you register for your trial membership, borrow all of my books for FREE!  What a deal!
 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

5 Star Comment

I don't usually read many romance books (especially kindle) but I loved the Time Traveller's Wife so I thought I'd give this book a try. This book was a page turner for me! Though it wasn't a similar story as the Time Traveller's Wife it had a great unique story with lots of plot twists and I really enjoyed the characters. I'm definitely going to be reading the sequels and other works by this author.




Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nice finish

What a great way to start the weekend.   Shades of Gray finished #5 overall with Amazon top 100 and #1 in Historical Fiction.  I hope everyone enjoys this story as much as I do!




Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Faithfully Yours free at Amazon


I am thrilled to introduce the first book in my Forever Time Travel Romance Series, Faithfully Yours.  To celebrate this new release, Faithfully Yours will be FREE at Amazon.com today, Sept. 20th, only.  If the cover isn't enough to whet your appetite, here's a small taste of what's inside:


Faithfully Yours excerpt:

She lifted her body and leaned her back against Aidan's chest.  Using him as a pillow, she kicked her legs upward.  The moonlight rippled on the water in front of her.  There was no other place, or time for that matter, that she would prefer to be.  Shifting in his arms, she looked up at him.  From this angle, he looked as though he had been carved from silver. 

"When I saw you from the bank," she said.  She lifted her leg, pointing her toes at the moon.  Water trickled down her calf, striking the water like a musical instrument.  "You looked as though you were deep in thought."

"Um hmm," he said.  His chest rumbled beneath her, and she snuggled closer to him.

From the currents rippling around them and the direction that they flowed, she could tell he moved them closer to shore.  Aidan's legs no longer kicked beneath hers, and his body straightened.  She stretched her foot, reaching her toe for soft sand.  An endless void of water, fluttered between her calves.  This move on his part was so typical of his sense of fair play.  He had deliberately kept her in water deep enough that she would remain dependent on him.  He readjusted his hold, locking his hand around his wrist.  The way the tops of her breasts pushed up out of the water, this action was as deliberate as where he chose to stand. 

"Would you like to tell me what you were thinking about when I came upon you?" she asked.

He bounced her low, and she caught her breath.  Water surged over her chest.  "I was thinking about you," he said.

Her heart sped up.  She had been content to lie in his arms, feeling his breath on her hair, but to know she occupied his thoughts was enough to make her lose control.  She turned to face him and wrapped her arms around his neck, hanging from him like a banner. 

"You were thinking of me?" she asked.  She wished there was more of a moon to enable her to see the details of his features.

He held her away from him and lifted her torso out of the water.  His gaze lowered slowly, as though refreshing his memory of what he had seen.  Faith closed her eyes in a slow blink and bit on her lower lip. 

"You need to have more memories about us," he said.

She nodded, curious as to what he meant to do.  "I agree."

Aidan's hands slid behind her.  He grabbed her buttocks and squeezed.  "Since passion is what sent you backward in time, I want to be certain of something before we… create new memories," he said.

She touched her fingers to his chest and then slipped them downward over his ribs.  Keeping contact with Aidan, her hands disappeared under the surface and past his hips.  His breath caught, and she smiled.  She leaned in and pressed her lips to his neck.  She would never grow tired of the taste of him.

"I am certain," she said, trailing kisses up his cheek, "that I will not time travel anymore.  I am destined to be here with you."

He pulled her to him and tilted his head to the side giving her more access to his face.  "Faith," his voice rasped.  "I cannot live my life without you in it."

His hands moved from behind her and up to her breasts.  Faith gasped, savoring the smell and heat of his body.  She had been given a small taste.  Now, she salivated for more.  He had shared his fear with her, even shaking in her arms.  She had to set his fears to rest. 

"I'll never leave you, Aidan," she said.  "Trista assured me that when a time traveler dies in one life, they can never return to that time.  I died forty years ago.  I can never go back to my earlier life."

That promise seemed to be all he needed to hear.  His mouth came down hard on hers.  Clutching his back, she held him tighter, not wanting the moment to end.  Aidan must have felt the same way.  He grabbed her around the waist, lifted her off of her feet, and then carried her to the bank.

"Your leg," Faith said, not wanting to influence a change in his direction.

"Madam, now that you have satisfied my concern, a completely severed leg will not stop me from my intent." 

She ran her hand behind his head, locking her fingers in his hair.  "If that happens," she said.  "I will patch you up...later."  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Faithfully Yours teaser


Since Faithfully Yours will be free at Amazon.com this Thursday, I thought I'd give you a small teaser of what you'll find.

A few hours ago, she had thought Aidan Valentine was a figment of her imagination.  He now knelt beside her, sweating, breathing, and searching her face.  His own features were etched like a pencil drawing, heavily marked with fear and concern.  She forced her eyelids to remain open, and refused to give him even the smallest of opportunities to disappear into thin air.  Reaching her hand to his, she wanted tangible proof of his existence even more than she craved her next breath.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Faithfully Yours cover


To celebrate the upcoming release of my new time travel series, Faithfully Yours will be free on September 20, 2012 at Amazon.com.  I know it is ten days away, but I had to share this cover with you and introduce you to cover artist Ramona Lockwood.  As you can see, Ramona does a fantastic job with covers and is extremely fast.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with for the rest of the series.  Thank you Ramona.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Next Best Thing Challenge, Week 11


Next Best Thing Challenge, Week 11


Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing. 
Week 11

How this works: There are ten interview questions.  I'll answer those for Faithfully Yours and then tag five more authors.  They'll each tag five more, and so on.  Here are the interview questions as applied to my book. Special thanks to Peggy L. Henderson who tagged me—check out her blog to see her Next Big Thing.



What is the working title of your book?
Faithfully Yours

Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is the first book in the Forever Time Travel Series.  I often wondered what it would be like to have a person time travel within their own lifetime and confront their murderer.

What genre does your book fall under?
Still trying to figure that out.  Filled with romance, there is a lot of mystery and suspense planned for each book in this series.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I haven't been to a movie in a very long time and as far as tv goes, I don't keep up with it. I'm open to suggestions.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Trapped in one time with a brutal man, Faith Valentine will stop at nothing to return to the man she loves, even if it kills her.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self published after lots of time spent with my critique partner and beta reader.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
This book took four months to write, which was a big surprise to me.  This was the quickest book I have written.  My critique partner (and her whip) gets a lot of the credit for my expediency.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Since passion is the time travel trigger, I'm not aware of another book with the same device.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My critique partner told me I needed to write a series.  She has had great success with hers.  I figure, she must know what she's talking about.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Time travel.



Here are the five authors I'm tagging:

Jerrica Knight-Catania

Kristen Callihan

Dana Roquet

Jennifer Hendren

Deniz Bevin


Rules
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress) ***
Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them. It’s that simple.

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing
  1. What is the working title of your book?
  2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
  3. What genre does your book fall under?
  4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
  5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
  6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
  7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
  8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
  9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
  10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?