Strong Women Books = Big Money Giveaway!
150 authors have come together to offer over $2,500 in prizes, including two grand prizes of $1,000 each. Can you say WOW. You can say it again out loud, I won’t tell.
We’re celebrating strong women in fiction and also have lots of great books for you to choose from—from sweet contemporary romance to hot paranormals, all the way to mysteries and thrillers, we’ve got it all.
It all starts at www.bit.ly/StrongReaders
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(be sure to read all the rules carefully.)
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Welcome Summer! Here in my humble abode in Venice Beach, California we like to call that the ‘Season of Cockroaches and Spiders.’ So. Much. Fun. Not!
In BOOK NEWS!
THE SEEKER (Mortal Beloved Time Travel Romance, #3) is published! Yay!
Time Traveler. Seeker. Deceiver. Lies.
Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many.
She’s finally dating her true love, Samuel, in the present day, but when her new mentors send her on increasingly dangerous missions, the un-thinkable happens.
Now Madeline must journey into the darkest corners of history seeking answers from the wisest Messengers and Hunters in the hope to reverse the consequences of her actions before Samuel, her mortal beloved, is lost for an eternity.
But tearing time’s fabric reveals hidden secrets and lies, and Madeline discovers she is part of a conspiracy much greater than she ever dreamed possible.
Print coming soon…
Watch The Messenger Mortal Beloved Trailer: https://youtu.be/0oN0vJjfcbE
If you’re a blogger and you’ve read the first two books in the series — The Messenger, #1 and The Assassin, #2 – please contact me if you’d like a complimentary copy of THE SEEKER for read and review.
To celebrate the book’s launch, THE MESSENGER is on limited sale at 99 cents on these sites:
Author Event News!
Fab author Maggie Marr http://www.maggiemarr.net and I are presenting The Sassy Writer’s 5 Minute Guide to Staying Young workshop at Romance Writers of America national conference in San Diego on July 15, 2016. The workshop is open to conference attendees. My understanding is that recordings of our workshop will be available to RWA members shortly thereafter.
More Book News!
Los Angeles Chapter of RWA has published Summer Sizzle, a romance anthology of short stories. It includes stories from USA Today bestselling authors Charlene Sands, Samanthe Beck, Roz Lee, and other fab authors. It’s up for pre-order now on Amazon and it releases on July 5, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/j2afssd
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LAST CHANCE CHICKIE! If you haven’t entered for the $3,000 Big Romance Author Spring Giveaway yet, you’re missing out. Some lucky chick is going to win all that money. It could be you. Share this post then click the chick pic to enter! It’s EASY! And there are 100 different ways to do it. Go nuts! Good luck!!!
Attention all awesome people! This month is a cool time to be a reader. 101 of your favorite authors contributed to one massive giveaway! Giveaway rules are listed on the rafflecopter. International peeps can play! Got any questions? Feel free to ask. There are 100 ways to enter for a maximum possible 500+ entries per person. The giveaway lasts the entire month of April, so come back every day and hammer away at a few more entries until you’re all done! ONE PERSON WILL WIN $3,000 USD! That’s the biggest giveaway I’ve seen recently! Tell your buds! Don’t miss out. You’ll kick yourself if you miss this one.
The winner will be chosen on May 1, 2016 and contacted via the email address they used to enter. CHECK YOUR EMAIL! The winner’s name will also be posted†on the rafflecopter widget above. Participating Romance Authors: 101 different authors came together to make this giveaway possible. If you’ve been looking for a new book boyfriend, or you’re literally famished between your fave author’s releases, check out some of my peeps! They write in various hot romance genres including contemporary romance, new adult romance, erotic romance, steamy romance, urban fantasy romance, dystopian romance, historical romance, futuristic/ sci-fi/ fantasy romance, Teen/ YA romance, inspirational romance and time travel romance!
H.M. Ward Kim Golden Drew Jordan Christi Caldwell Scarlett Metal Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey Heidi McLaughlin Jenny Gardiner Stacey Joy Netzel Merry Farmer Mallory Crowe Julia Kent Jean Oram Vella Day Meli Raine Sherri Hayes Jayne Rylon Sarah M. Cradit Erica Ridley Christine Zolendz Beverly Preston Marquita Valentine Melissa Storm Dana Marton Amy Bartol Michelle Fox Magan Vernon Ainsley Booth Venessa Kimball Sidney Bristol K.M. Scott C.C.Wood J.M. Miller Zara Keane Eliza Knight L.P. Dover Sadie Haller Patricia McLinn Suzanne Rock Katherine Lowry Logan Erin Richards Tori Scott Danielle Stewart P.T. Michelle Suzan Tisdale T.M. Franklin Evelyn Adams S.E. Hall Lauren Hawkeye Josie Bordeaux Melanie Marchande Raci Ames Catherine Gayle Sam Cheever J.M Cole Brooke Blaine Ella Frank Allison Bell Cristin Harber Jacki Delecki Tawdra Kandle Sydney Logan Laura Kaye Laura Kamoie Evie Harper P.J. Fiala Taylor Law Pamela DuMond D.L. Roan Jenni Moen LG Castillo Rachel Schurig Nina Levine Rachel Hanna Cheryl Bradshaw Jessica Scott Beth Yarnall J.T. Geissinger Stacey Mosteller Kylie Gilmore Maryann Jordan Cari Quinn Lauren Royal Renea Mason Christine Bell Felicia Tatum Fabio Bueno RaShelle Workman Nana Malone Annika Martin Sophia Knightly Nikki Lynn Barrett Marian Tee Sarah Castille Allyn Lesley Ambrielle Kirk Jami Davenport Bonnie R. Paulson Laura Stapleton Kennedy Layne
Must be 18 years of age or older to win. No cash value. Void where prohibited. Open to international & US residents. The winner will receive an e-gift card via PayPal in the amount of $3000USD for this prize. Winner must have: 1. an email account, 2. may be requested to fill out additional paperwork for tax purposes, and 3. must have a PayPal account to accept the prize. We are not responsible for fees taken by PayPal for this transaction, nor are we in any way responsible for VAT and/ or taxes. We are not responsible for items damaged or lost in the e-mail. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. By entering you agree that we are in no way to be held liable for anything pertaining to this giveaway. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 72 hours after the giveaway ends. You must claim your prize within 48 hours or it is forfeited and another winner will be selected. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!
My very funny book — Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys — is free for a limited time.
“…This was a fantastic read, keeping my attention and imagination going till the end of the book.” Amazon Reviewer.
“I loved this book…my first by this author.” Amazon Reviewer.
Annie Graceland’s a baker with a pinch of psychic ability. She’s empathic – can feel other people’s lusts and desires in her own body. But Annie’s recently acquired a spookier skill – she can see and talk to ghosts. And much to her dismay, they also talk to her – nagging her incessantly to solve their murders.
Annie’s happily dating hunky Detective Raphael Campillio in Los Angeles, when her mom signs her up to be a judge at Wisconsin’s first annual Hot Guys Contest. Who cares if it’s 4th of July weekend with scorching temperatures? It’s a free trip home to Wisconsin. What could possibly go wrong?
When hometown hot guy, Mr. Oconomowoc, is killed and doesn’t pass to the Afterlife, he begs Annie to investigate his murder. Now she’s not only a pageant judge, but also meddling with a motley crew of suspects.
It doesn’t help that Detective Jamie Ryan, a boy from Annie’s past, is all grown up, sexy as sin, and determined to make her fall for him. Going back home can be sweet as frosting or worse than a cake wreck. The temperature’s rising at the Hot Guys Contest….
The big sale is on 3/25/16 with BOOKBUB.
But in the meantime you can find Hot Guys for FREE here:
This book sale ends midnight on 3/28/16. So grab your Hot Guys now!
In Hair News, here’s the update from 3/16/16. We’re still weaving in the blonde with the silver. I’m loving it.
In Cat News:
Romeo the Bengal has starting sleeping with me on chilly nights. Unfortunately he hogs the bed, and wakes me up by stabbing me with one claw if I accidentally bump into him. Lola the Black Cat has taken up birdwatching from the kitchen window.
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March 6, 2015 Update!
In Hair News..
The silver is coming in! I’m headed out tomorrow for some blonde weaving by my fave new hairdresser. I’m loving the silver temples and wish the rest of my hair was like that — but sadly that’s not the case. All the fun stuff doesn’t just happen overnight.
There’s a 99 cent sale going on right now for CUPCAKES, BATS, and SCARE-DY CATS ebook!
E Reader News Today will feature the sale on March 7th. You can find Scare-dy cats on:
Annie Graceland has a pinch of PSYCHIC ABILITY… and it turns out her CAT, Theodore, does too!
Annie is dog sitting for her new neighbor when her creepy apartment manager, Anthony Spiggottini, accuses her of violating the “No Dogs Allowed” lease, and threatens to evict her. She’s at a Halloween party when Anthony busts into her place, and literally lets the dog and cat out! She’d gladly have killed him, but someone beats her to it. Now Annie’s desperately searching for her lost cat while dealing with Anthony’s ghost who refuses to accept he’s dead.
It’s a good thing she doesn’t know that Theodore her cat, Mozart the dog, and Bloody Mary, (the spirit cat they conjured), are running loose on Venice streets, sniffing out Anthony’s murder suspects.
“More fun than catnip!” LOLA the fuzzy black Cat. ~~ “Better than a new, squeaky chew toy.” MAX the Dog.
In SAD Audible Book News:
Kelly Self, the fabulous narrator for Annie Graceland Cozy Mysteries #2 — #5, moved to a mountainous town, and her new place is no longer conducive for narrating. So sadly we are parting ways. I loved Kelly, I’m grateful we were able to work together, and I wish her much happiness in her new home.
In HAPPY Audible Book News:
Lesley Fogle, the enormously talented narrator for Part-time Princess: A Romantic Comedy, will be taking over new Annie Graceland narrator duties. Lesley’s getting her feet wet with Cupcakes, Bats, and Scare-dy Cats. I can’t wait to share to her spin on this story with all of you… Hilarious!
BOOK WRITING PROGRESS:
I’m working on Cupcakes, Bars, and Rock Stars (An Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery, #7).
I’m working on The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, Book Three). (It’s so, so, so good…)
And in super fun news, I’m working on…
Royally Wed: A Romantic Comedy (Ladies-in-Waiting, #2). For the record, I couldn’t be happier with the new cover designed by Regina Wamba at Mae I Design. It is sheer scrumptiousness.
More news on the horizon!
Well here we are. A new year. A lot to do. Fun to be had. Work to get done!
I thought I’d give you a quick update.
In Beauty News — I’ve decided to go silver. I’m highlighting with blonde. It will take a while to grow in, but I couldn’t be happier about this momentous (not) decision.
I’m currently working on three books and one TV pilot.
Cupcakes, Bars, and Rock Stars (An Annie Graceland Cozy Mystery, #7)
I’m killing off a Rock Star named Slice. Annie and her ‘motley crew’ (hah-hah… every pun intended…) of friends will once again have to bring the perp to justice.
I’m writing Ladies-In-Waiting, #2 which has a working title that I might change — The Counterfeit Countess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #2)
There will be a royal wedding! We hope you plan to attend! (I also have some fun news about Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1) which I’ll be sharing shortly…)
I’m writing the third installment in The Mortal Beloved Series which I hope to have published by June 2016 if not before.
The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, #3)
If you haven’t watched The Messenger Mortal Beloved Book Trailer yet — please do!
Depending on where this story wants to end I might do a 4th book with Madeline and Samuel.
I’m also tempted to spin off 2 new ‘fated’ characters into this world, and give them there own Mortal Beloved Series.
Because I have nothing else to do, I’m also writing a TV pilot. (Send cookies!)
Hope all is okay with you. Talk to you soon!
December 19, 2015
I’m excited to be launching my new website. I feel a little bit like this girl in the pink:
Trust me — this site is a work in progress.
I’ll be adding features and updating as I go along.
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Happy Holidays to you.