Monday, July 28, 2014

NEWS and more News...

Hi Friends,

I've been busy writing book four in the Jess Vandermire Vampire Hunter series.  I love it when Jess throws me a curve ball.  She's such a vixen.   I've been getting requests about book four in the series and my editor tells me it might be available around March 2015.  I'll let you know when I have the actual date.

I am also in the process of creating a newsletter list to keep my readers in the loop, and I'm incorporating a few  things I think might be of interest. So stay tuned and sign up. ALSO, there is also going to be a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY after I've reached the next 50 members.  (You'll find a signup form on the right hand of the blog -- it's a little faded but readable).

I've already bought the surprise gift and it's SO….CUTE!  I want to keep it.  What?  You don't think I should since I've promised it to the lucky winner?  Oh well, I guess you're right.  And for you fellas out there who enjoy my books; and I'm happy to say there are quite a few of you, if you win the surprise, you'll get something decidedly more masculine than the CUTE surprise.  :)  I haven't bought that SURPRISE GIFT yet, but I will if you win.

Ta ta for now,

PS… Unknown Assailant is on sale for 99 cents at Kobo, Amazon, Apple and Smashwords.  Click on the book below you'll be taken to my webpage where you can find the link to your favourite ebook seller.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FREE BOOK by Kate Kelly.

Kate is a good friend of mine.  Her book Sleight of Hand is free right now.  She has a huge following and also writes for Harlequin Super Romance.  I love Kate's characters.  They are always people you wished lived in your neighborhood.  And her romantic suspense novels will keep you turning the pages well into the night.

Link to Sleight of Hand by Kate Kelly

Saturday, May 31, 2014


Joyce Lamb is not only a fantastic writer and a good friend, she has long been an advocate for her fellow writers by initiating the Happy Ever After Blog at USA Today.   (See post from the beginnings of HEA by clicking this link)

If you've ever met Joyce you'll instantly pick up on her faster than the speed of light wit. I really enjoy her sense of humor.  And her kind heart.   

Joyce's wonderful surprise came when she won the Romantic Times Melinda Helfer Fairy Godmother Award for being a huge supporter of the romance genre through HEA. A VERY BIG DEAL... And Joyce certainly deserves this award since she works tirelessly behind the scenes to promote romance writers and their books.

If you haven't stopped by to read some of the wonderful reviews and blog posts at HEA, click on the link above and visit the USA Today HEA Blog today.

Joyce is also a well known author in her own right.  To find her books (at most booksellers) or go here   

Joyce's second novel, Caught in the Act was a 2004 RITA finalist in the romantic suspense category, and True Vision (book 1 in the True trilogy) won a Daphne du Maurier award for romantic suspense and a HOLT Medallion for Best Book by a Virginia Author. Find out more about Joyce at her Web site   (Taken from Joyce's Amazon bio).

Kudos to you Joyce!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

GoodReads Giveaway


    Goodreads Book Giveaway


        Gift of Prophecy by Lina Gardiner



          Gift of Prophecy


          by Lina Gardiner


            Giveaway ends April 20, 2014.

            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.




      Enter to win

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Getting that first book written is hard to describe.  Being able to say I've written a book, pretty darned satisfying.   And then...  Publishing the first book is high up there, probably near the top.  It's so cool to see that first book and hold it in your hands.  Then comes the first book-signing where so many of your friends line up and buy your book.... Sniff... hard to explain how wonderful that felt.

After writing a handful of books, it's still uber exciting to get a book published and see that wonderful cover and hold it in your hands.   After publishing several books the excitement remains because each new book is such a big part of the author (I know I write dark fantasy and creepy critters), but really-truly these books are a big part of me.   Actually, I went to a psychic in Disney World in October and she shocked me when she said I had a dark side.  MOI?  Not really.... is all I could think.  But then, the psychic said, this dark side is vented by something you do creatively.  WHAT!?  How cool!  I told her I write dark fantasy books.  Well!  We chatted like crazy after that.

By now you're wondering what the heck does this have to do with wagons circling.  After the writing of books -- comes the reviews.  And while my hide is pretty darned tough, that very first review (if not glowing) slices into our tender, baby-fresh skin.   That's when you realize that being a writer is the best choice ever, because your author friends/critique partners/beta readers, etc. start to circle the wagons to buffer the blow of a less than stupendous review of your baby.  That's the benefit of being part of this amazing, giving, wonderful group of people.  We all want to see each other succeed, and as far as my industry friends go, they would more often than not drop whatever they're doing if any one of us needed something.  And a first review that stings?  The wagons start to circle and we form a supportive link that takes the sting out of almost anything that threatens our tender egos.