Friday, November 30, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hump Day Hunk

Getting down to the wire with the book due Dec. 1. It's almost done. So close, so close. My brain is functioning on Cheerios and 4 hours sleep. But it's Wed and I need to do a hump day hunk. So here's Christian, Portrait of Man In Tub. Sometimes showing no body can be very sexy.

Doesn't it look like he's saying, "Get in the tub now before I come out and get you?" I just wanna play with his rubber ducky. Hee.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, blessings, friends, family and lots of good eats.

Here's a gift from me to you... a peek at my new German cover. The book's not out until Oct. 2008. Hope you have a great day. Don't forget to enter our contest below. It ends Nov. 30.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hump Day Hunk

"A large shadow detached itself from a tree and approached. She smelled forest, pine. Nicolas. A band of moonlight caressed his naked body.

Her hungry gaze roved over his powerful chest, the sculpted muscles banding his arms and legs.

“What are you doing out here?”

His deep voice seemed thick and husky. Maggie stood and faced him.

“Waiting for you.”

She knew what would happen. Though she was a little afraid, her instincts urged her forward.

“Are you ready for me?” she whispered.

The dark hunger on his face gave her the answer.

Nicolas held out a hand. “Come inside, Maggie,” he softly ordered. “It’s time. It’s long past time.”

He waited, his palm outstretched. Maggie took his hand as he led her inside. Nicolas closed the door behind her. Turned around, an intent expression marking his face. Dark, hungry. His body taut, coiled energy ready to spring.

A little shiver went through her. He meant to take her. Tonight. Here. Now. He would not be denied his mate any longer. " From my Dec. Nocturne, THE EMPATH. Saw it last night at Books-a-Million. It's out! Also available on e harlequin and Barnes and Noble.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Five years ago this month, Jennifer Ashley and I published our first romance novels with Dorchester. Jennifer's book, PERILS OF THE HEART, was a pirate romance. My book, THE FALCON & THE DOVE, was a sheikh romance.

So we decided to mate pirates with sheikhs and our new venture is a sheikh who sails the sands and ends up wandering the shelves of a large mass market merchandiser as he searches for himself. We're calling it PERILS OF THE WALMART.

Just kidding. But we ARE celebrating the anniversary of our debut books. So we're running a very special blog contest.

All you have to do is list in either this blog's comment section or
Jennifer's blog comments section the name of the heroines in each of the following debut Dorchester author books:

Forecast by Jana Tara
Grace by Deneane Clark
Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious by Christie Craig
Star Crash by Elyssa Hendricks

To give you a hint,
here's a link to Dorchester's new releases page.

One lucky winner will receive one free book from both my backlist and Jennifer's. For my backlist, this includes the Spanish copies of either THE FALCON & THE DOVE or THE TIGER AND THE TOMB.

As a bonus, Colleen Thompson has offered to throw in one of her backlist books as well. Book lists can be found at
Jennifer's website and my website and Colleen's website.

Contest ends November 30. Happy hunting!!!

Headboard banging sex is annoying

Thanks everyone for your comments, condolences and emails on the passing of Rainey. It's much appreciated.

I'm near Orlando now, spending the night after doing the Romancing the Holidays booksigning. DH was supposed to join me, but had to work. The booksigning was fun. I met the fabulous Ana from RBL romantica, and two readers, Jann and Ellee from Ocala, and lots of other people. I got to spend a little time with the fabulous Linnea Sinclair and her hubby, Robbie. Linnea won the RITA last year for paranormal and has a new book out the end of the month, THE DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES. Check it out.

So I spent the night in Altamonte Springs, because I was exhausted to drive home. Here I am in this cheap motel with cardboard walls and the couple next door is having moaning, groaning headboard banging sex.

I tried turning up the TV. the louder it is, the more they moan. Right now it's the travel channel show on Glastonbury, England and country fairs v.s. OHHHHHHHHHHH, OHHHHHHHHHH, DO ME BABY!

Not that I mind headboard banging sex. But when I'm on deadline with a book, exhausted from driving almost four hours yesterday and doing a 3-hour booksigning, homesick and trying to write a very dark scene involving the hero of my book telling the heroine about his tortured past, headboard banging sex is really annoying.

Such is the glam life of a romance author.

Tomorrow Jennifer Ashley and I are running a month-long blog contest and giving away one book from each of our backlists. Anything the winner desires. Check in tomorrow for details.

AMENDED: 8:43 a.m.

OMG, I saw the couple who was in the room next door having the headboard banging sex at 6:30 this morning. They left their room and walked ahead of me as I went to get coffee. They're, like in their early 70's!! There's some kind of senior citizen get together here, a group of older people.

OMG. I had to bite my mouth to keep from laughing. GO GRANNY!!!