Saturday, November 01, 2014


Hey Folks!

Sadly, I've been neglecting this blog and I'm sorry for that, but I'm hoping to use it a lot more again.

So here in Authorland, November means NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I've only technically participated in NaNoWriMo about twice. And I actually finished it (meaning, I actually wrote 50,000 words) ... once. Sad, isn't it?

Well, this year I am going to give it a shot. I'll be cheating a little because I have a book that needs finishing, so I won't necessarily be starting a brand new project this month, and I also have edits coming on a book sometime soonish, so we'll see how long I can write before having to switch gears.

It feels as if, with each book published, I'm able to just WRITE less and less easily. I fiddle with every sentence, worry over every word choice, analyze the plot constantly. I love NaNoWriMo for the purity of its lesson: let the muse lead you, and worry about fixing it all up later.

WRITE ON Dudes!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop

Who doesn't, right? But really, I love it. I'm a huge fan of spooky, although I don't really get into gore. Since kiddo has gotten older, we have a ball with Halloween, especially pumpkins and costumes.

This was last year's pumpkin. We had a great time carving it!

And this is last year's costume. Kiddo was a bug-eyed scientist like from the movie Monsters vs. Aliens and I loved it because he made the costume all on his own!

This year we haven't carved our pumpkin yet and we're still looking for ideas. What do you think of these by John Neill?? (from ) These are going to be way beyond my artistic ability.


In the comments, tell me ... are you a fan of the classic carved pumpkin, or do you like to shake things up? Also, what was the best costume you ever made??

Here's the rafflecopter for my prize!! (Because I TOTALLY screwed it up, I'm leaving it open until October 30!)

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Want more prizes? Visit the other Get Wicked blogs participating in this hop!

Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop
1. Entangled in Romance (US) 42. Shelf Addiction 83. Jodi Linton
2. Rosalie Lario 43. Arlene @ Waves of Fiction (INT) 84. Miranda Liasson
3. Avery Flynn 44. Night Owl Reviews 85. Heather McCollum (US)
4. Maghon @happy tails and tales 45. Kelly 86. Talia Hunter
5. Jennifer/Books Make Me Happy (INT) 46. Jessabella Reads 87. Nina Croft
6. Readers Live A Thousand Lives (INT) 47. Ellie @ Spiced Latte Reads 88. Heather Thurmeier
7. Kerri Carpenter 48. Lily Espy 89. Beth @ Curling Up With A Good Book (US)
8. Stormi@ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! (US) 49. Books That Hook 90. Danielle R. Graham
9. Snarky Mom Reads.... (INT) 50. Krista Ames 91. Melanie Karsak (INT)
10. Reese Monroe 51. Bookoholic Anom (INT) 92. Michele de Winton
11. Jen Bradlee 52. Under the Covers Book Blog (INT) 93. Jennifer Blackwood
12. Read-Love-Blog 53. We Love Kink (US) 94. In The Pages of a Good Book
13. RhiReading 54. JK Coi 95. For the Love of Bookends
14. Margo Bond Collins 55. Becky on Books 96. Romance Schmomance
15. Books that Aim for the Heart 56. Let Me Be Fictional (INT) 97. The Rest Is Still Unwritten (INT)
16. Heather Ayala (Not Everyone's Mama) 57. Aleah Barley 98. Dawn Roberto (INT)
17. Lisa Kessler's Blog 58. Books and Swoons (US) 99. Angel's Guilty Pleasures (INT)
18. Zoe Forward 59. Rabid Reads (US) 100. Christine Glover
19. Tonya Burrows 60. Prisoners of Print (INTL) 101. Jus Accardo
20. Dawn Chartier 61. Book Flame (INT) 102. Tina Gabrielle @ The Violet Femmes
21. Margay Leah Justice 62. The Revolving Bookcase (US) 103. Ophelia London (int)
22. Michelle McLean 63. The Reading Slump (INT) 104. Reading Between the Wines Book Club
23. Robin Bielman 64. Urban Girl Reader (Int) 105. Ali Kiki @ Dazzled by Books (US)
24. Jess & Loren @ Such a Novel Idea 65. deal sharing aunt usa 106. Book Nook Nuts
25. herding cats & burning soup 66. 3 partners in shopping usa 107. Books Unhinged
26. Pages From My Thought ()INT 67. History Undressed 108. Tonya Kuper (INT)
27. Tricia Skinner 68. Smut Book Junkie Reviews 109. Veronica Forand
28. Literary GossiP 69. Boone Brux 110. Linda Bond
29. Alicia @ Addicted Readers (INT) 70. Amanda Usen (INT) 111. Callie's Comments
30. Once Upon a Twilight 71. Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads (INT) 112. Shannon Lee Alexander
31. It's a books world (INT) 72. Jocelyn Adams (INT) 113. Sonya Weiss
32. Bethany Carter 73. Mel 114. Dori Lavelle (INT)
33. Jenna Does Books (US) 74. Kimmy & Rinny - Opinionated Cupcakes (INT) 115. Tamara Hughes (US)
34. Sapphyria's Book Reviews (INT) 75. Mad Hatter Reads 116. Claudia Shelton
35. The Chiq Blog 76. Bookswagger 117. Chris Cannon
36. The Reading Date (INT) 77. DK Wade 118. Fiction Fangirls
37. Harlie's Books 78. The Autumn Review 119. God Mission Possible
38. Book Liaison 79. Crystal Rants 120. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf (US/CAN)
39. Brynna Curry 80. Pretty Sassy Cool 121. GothicMoms
40. Straight Shootin' Book Reviews 81. Mundie Moms
41. Tattoogirl 82. Robin Covington

Monday, June 23, 2014

In Bed with the Competition

My contemporary island romance, In Bed with the Competition, is available June 30! I'm so excited, and I wanted to share a little bit about what brought this story out of me.

It's about two friends who were on the verge of something more, but couldn't quite make the leap of faith in one another. A year later, they're business competitors who have both come to a convention in sexy, hot Antigua, and come face to face with one another again!

For those of you who know my writing, you know that I write deep dark characters with lots of baggage and it's not often that I venture into contemporary, everyday settings. However, a while ago I realized that I needed a bit of a change, and I wanted a challenge as well. As such, In Bed with the Competition was born! (Actually, it was originally called Corporate Holiday--but that was a really boring title LOL)

I hope you'll join me during release week! My
Newsletter goes out on release day and it has all the details about the places I'll be blogging and the PRIZES that will be available to win, including this silver "island inspired" jewelry!!


 This rivalry is too hot for the tropics…

Elizabeth Carlson and Ben Harrison used to be friends, coworkers...and almost lovers. But that was before Ben proposed mixing business with pleasure. Elizabeth refuses to lose her heart to a hotshot tycoon with a cutthroat, take-no-prisoners attitude. Not with the prospect of starting her own company at stake.

Driven to succeed in all areas of his life, Ben couldn’t resist the temptation to make Liz his. But then she walked away, igniting a bitter rivalry. Competing for the same contract at a Caribbean conference ignites sparks too hot to ignore, and Ben’s determined to finish what they started, even if it’ll only last a few steamy, tropical nights.

Elizabeth’s resolve begins to crumble under Ben’s blatant seduction. Can she walk away from a hot island fling with the sexiest man she’s ever known with her heart intact, or will losing herself in Ben destroy everything she’s fought to achieve?

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