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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Win Dinner with me in Austin!

Have you ever wanted to have dinner with me and meet my husband? Of course you have. Now you can have the chance to win two VIP passes to the Austin Author Affair in May, AND have dinner with me and my hubs at the Cheesecake Factory. And yes...I'll even buy you cheesecake. 

All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form and on November 30th I'll choose one lucky winner via random.org. The winner is responsible for transportation to the event, plus you must stay at the host hotel that weekend. More info about the event can be found here. The VIP passes include one VIP reader book bag, and access to the AAA Saturday night Karaoke Party and open bar. Food, drinks, and music are included in the cost. Not to mention all the amazing authors you're going to meet!

GOOD LUCK!!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

No 2014 NaNoWriMo for Me

After much deliberation and talking myself into and out of it a few times, I've decided not to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. To be honest, it's been hard for me to get in the writing groove lately and I know pushing myself in November is not the answer. Instead, I'm trying very hard to finish book two of my Gargoyle Masters series. I'm on a good flow with that WIP and already about 25,000 words in. So, halting that project for NaNo just seemed like a dumb move.


For everyone who is giving it a go: GOOD LUCK!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Romance Authors are Taking Over Austin!

What are you doing Memorial Day weekend 2015? Me? I'll be in Austin with a slew of fabulous romance authors. We'll be talking books, giving away books, selling and signing books, and having a ton of fun. It's the first Austin Author Affair convention and it's promising to be a really great time.

More information about the event can be found here. You can also join a Facebook group with regular updates here. This is one of the most reasonable priced conventions I've ever committed to. It also helps that it's driving distance from Houston.

I'm giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky newsletter subscriber. If you're not already signed up, do so here. The only stipulation is you have to pay for your own hotel room, and yes, you MUST stay at the host hotel to win these VIP passes. The giveaway is sponsored by the event organizers.

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar to join me in Austin!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I Wasn't Going to Say Anything...

I wasn't going to say anything about the current ruckus over Ellora's Cave. To be honest, I'm really disappointed that it's become a public slingfest, with accusations flying all around. I'm NOT going to comment about any PRIVATE correspondence between EC and it's authors, as too many of my fellow authors have chosen to do. But I will say I think they made the wrong decision in doing so.

Perhaps I'm being naive, but I try to remain as professional as possible when dealing with my publishers. I try to remain optimistic and give them the benefit of the doubt. After all, I have been through this once before when Sapphire Blue Publishing diminished. So far, there has been dialogue from EC to it's authors. Maybe not as much as some would like, and maybe not the words everyone wants to hear. However, we haven't been completely cut off like I've heard from other authors just before their publisher tanked. 

What I'm asking of my readers is: please still buy my books. If you're having trouble with the EC site, please let me know. If you don't want to buy from their site no matter what, there are other outlets for those books. At this point, I'm still confident I'm being paid. I'll let you know if that changes. If you simply refuse to buy EC books, well I do have three other publishers to choose from. I'm also with Entangled, Samhain, and Just Ink Press.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

And Now it Begins Again...

For anyone who has been paying attention to my Goodreads activity the past few days, you may have noticed an increase in books read. I decided to take a break from writing after the marathon I put myself through in August to finish the sequel to Trusting an Angel. That book will soon be in edits and I am hoping to have a sequel to Born of Stone complete by the end of this year as well. But I was feeling a bit burned out creatively, and definitely physically. I've been having problems with my right arm from elbow to palm, and it scares the hell out of me. I spend all day at the weekly job on the computer, so writing when I get home isn't the ideal activity for me. But I'm working on solutions to take some stress off my hand. My husband has endured three hand surgeries (yes, three) and I really don't want to have to go through what he's been through. So, I'm taking it easy and giving my hands as much of a typing break as I can, when I can. The only problem is, the muse is bugging me again and I can hear the Gargoyle Masters clamoring for their mates. Time to give them what they want.