Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fairy Tales

I've been thinking about fairy tales a lot lately because they play such a large role in my current writing. We've all heard the common ones: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, etc.  But where and why did we hear them? From Disney?

Way back when, fairy tales were told as word of mouth stories. While our modern society has generally allowed television and theater to take the place of this tradition, I wanted to bring back that feel for my books so I am trying to think of fairy tales that haven't been done by Hollywood yet.

Any ideas?

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I love this adaptation of the Little Red Riding Hood story.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Long Weekend


I know my words here have been few and far between for a little while now. Unfortunately, the schedule is so tight with writing, editing, promo...and family time, I find it difficult to schedule regular blogs too. It's no excuse really, and I'm going to try and do better, I promise!

Having said that, the family and I just spent the long weekend soaking in the sunshine. The weather was fantastic--hard to imagine we're still only in May!--so I took a much needed break and went out to play.

For us that means we hit the water and go boating. It's our favourite pastime. We also love to hike and bike and anything else that keeps us out of doors! And with a whole summer of great activities planned, I have a feeling I'm going to get a great tan. *grin*

Sunday, May 13, 2012

COVER REVEAL: Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia Cooke

Family secrets must be kept, and painful wounds must be ignored.  

After an all-out assault by a vicious terrorist bent on destroying her entire family, a former government agent must break the strict rules she has always lived by when she emerges from hiding to reluctantly accept the help of her all-too-sexy ex-lover. Running a deadly race against time, they rush to rescue her kidnapped sister, find her missing father, and bring the notorious villain to justice. But nothing ever goes as planned. Bullets fly, danger abounds, and their passion reignites even faster than the lies are flowing. But their stubbornly held secrets just might spell the end of their rekindled love and hopes for the well as their very lives.

Meet Cynthia:

Once upon a time, I lived a quiet, idyllic life caring for my beautiful eighteen-month-old daughter. Then, peace gave way to chaos as I gave birth to boy/girl twins. Hip-deep in diapers and baby food and living in a world of sleep deprivation, I kept my sanity by reading romance novels and dreaming of writing one. Now, many moons later, I’m a multi-published, award-winning author who has published books with Harlequin, Silhouette and Steeple Hill. If you enjoy page-turners that keep you glued to your seat while reaching for the one you love then pick up one of my books. But if you do, if you take a ride with me, over the edge and into the Dark, don’t forget to turn on the lights. Because my books aren’t sweet, and they aren’t for the faint of heart. Enjoy the Dark Seduction.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A Funny for Wednesday

LOL this commercial is great, and it reminds me of last year's Ellora's Cave Conference :)