Out and About
Space Coast Book Lover’s Conventions:
June 27th-June 30th, Cape Canaveral, Florida. I can’t wait to see those of you who will be attending this convention.
Literary Love Savannah:
July 25th-July 28th Savannah, Georgia.
Laura Hawk and I will be hosting a dinner at The Pirate House on Friday July 26th (Dutch Treat).
E-mail me at email@example.com to join us. Space is limited, first come, first serve.
August 1st-4th Orlando, Florida
I’m helping to host the Pub Crawl Thursday night. If you want to hang out…e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make sure you get home (LOL). If you love YA, I’m co-sponsoring the YA clique party and will be on the YA panel. I’ll have plenty of copies of ‘Selected’, ‘Chosen’, and ‘Designated’ at the signing. I’m sure I’ll be giving away a limited number of ‘Selected’ at both events.
September 12th-14th, St. Louis, Missouri
**I’ve got 5 VIP tickets to give away.** The ticket includes everything except the Saturday night party. E-mail me at email@example.com to grab one of the tickets.
Show Me Your Books:
September 19th-21st, Kansas City, Missouri
I’ve given away the 2 VIP tickets I was given. But I’d love to get together for a couple of meals (Dutch Treat) during the event (for the times meals are not provided).
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect.
In 2020 I’ll be returning to Weekend with the Authors and Literary Love, Savannah.
The Worlds of Magic, New Mexico
New Release: ‘A Shifter’s Yearning’ – The Shifters of Eclipse – Book 2
An enchanted troll is cursed to fall in love with unattainable women…
Horse shifter Elle Thomas arrives in Magic, New Mexico to confront her late husband’s mistress. She’s distracted by a man whose soulful eyes are his only feature she can recall. Although she’s warned he’s dangerous, Elle’s helplessly drawn to him.
Billings Montana’s latest vision foresees his death or transformation. The presence of a new arrival activates the curse again, but she could also bring about its end. Nothing and no one will separate him from the woman who could be his salvation.
Will they fall victim to the curse or forge a new beginning?
Barbara Vey Appreciation Weekend
I was thrilled to be a last minute addition to Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Weekend in Milwaukee. Several years ago, I attended as a reader with my good friend Peggye from Denver. Although I had less than 2 weeks to prepare for the event, with my worlds being purple, it was quite easy to decorate my table. Every table had yummy cupcakes and mine had the cover from Drake’s Nightshade on the top. During the weekend, I also had a blast playing bingo with a wonderful table of incredible women. Two will be joining me in Kansas City for ‘Show Me Your Books’ in September.
In addition, I got to see Shelby at Penned Con as well. The last night we played a variety of games and my team won!!! It was great meeting new readers, since I never attended a conference in Wisconsin as an author. If you love to cruise, keep an eye open for Barbara’s 2021 Cruise. Her 2020 weekend will be April 17-19th. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, since I’ll be at Weekend with the Authors in Nashville that same weekend.
Laurent Blood Legacy, Book 2
Release Date: May 21, 2019
The vampire in her romance novels turns out to be more than a figment of her imagination…
Laura Simon turned her nightly visions of a vampire into a lucrative romance series. When she’s rescued by a man who bears a striking resemblance to the vampire in her head, Laura’s world is turned upside down.
Jack Monroe feels an immediate attraction to the woman who invades his solitude. When he reads one of her novels and discovers he’s the protagonist, his interest in the woman becomes something more. He reluctantly lets her go, only to chase after her when he’s told about the blood legacy.
Will he condemn her to an eternity in darkness for a chance to walk again in the light?
Can a centuries old spell save them both?
The blood legacy continues…
Her eyes fluttered and opened. “Jacques,” she whispered.
He froze. Her eyes widened in response to his reaction. For the second time, he saw fear reflected in her eyes.
“What do you know of Jacques Monreau?” His French accent reemerged.
Laura struggled underneath him. “Nothing. He’s a character in my vampire series, nothing more.”
He wasn’t buying it. “Your books are very specific about events and women in his life. Explain that.”
She pushed against his shoulder and he withdrew from her. In a fit of anger, she rolled out of bed, taking the flat sheet with her. “He’s a figment of my imagination.”
“I’m Jacques Monreau and I just read about my life in your books,” Jack struggled to control his anger. He didn’t like being lied to.
“Don’t be ridiculous. Jacques is a vampire who would be over six hundred years old if he existed.” She ran a hand through her tangled hair. “If vampires existed. God, I can’t believe I’m having this discussion.”
The conversation went nowhere. He’d get the answers he needed. Jack rose from the bed and opened his mouth, allowing his fangs to extend.
Laura backed into the wall, her chin and lips trembling. Her hands negligently released the linen she’d wrapped herself in.
Naked, she crumbled to the floor.
The blood legacy continues…
On February 23, 2014, on my way to play tennis, a conversation that took place in Sedona, Arizona between my sister and my friend Al popped into my mind. The two talked about string theory and infinite parallel dimensions while I drove in rain and hail. The real-life discussion morphed into five young fictional characters in my mind telling me they were children of dissidents from a parallel dimension. Holy Cow!
The next day, I left for Los Angeles and Mexico. I purchased a 5-inch spiral notebook and did character development, world building, and plotting while on vacation. In August 2014, ‘The Chameleon Soul Mate’, the first book in The Worlds Apart series was published.
My second series, Nightshade Saga, spun off from a world I created in the second Worlds Apart book, ‘The Crystal Telepath’.
To celebrate my 5th anniversary, ‘The Chameleon Soul Mate’ and ‘Nightshade’ are both FREE February 23rd and February 24th, exclusively on Amazon. Both series will stay on Kindle Unlimited another 90 days for my KU fans.
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Release Date: March 19th, 2019
Left for dead after a vicious vampire attack, a compulsion drives fledgling Annie Gerard to Magic, New Mexico. After believing herself safe, she’s manipulated into being the bait to capture the creature who turned her into a vampire.
Hunter Marc Bouchard failed at his last assignment, destroying his self confidence. He moves to Magic to lick his wounds and begin a new phase in his immortal life. Asked to house a female vampire and the promise of a centuries old spell turns his solitary existence upside down.
Will the blood legacy spell save the two would be lovers? It can only be possible in Magic, New Mexico.
A Cougar’s Longing: Shifters of Eclipse
Release Date: January 21st, 2019
Samantha Harper, a cougar shifter, has been playing in the same bridge group for over a decade. When she meets a sexy, good looking younger man in a bar, the shifter truly becomes a modern day cougar. Things become complicated when she discovers he is the son of one of her bridge partners. She is torn between the sensual feelings she has never experienced and a friendship she has valued for years.
Barry Simpson has been in love with Samantha for as long as he can remember. When he spots her in a bar, Samantha doesn’t recognize him and appears interested. Instead of identifying himself as a wolf shifter, Barry dives into an affair that could jeopardize his place in the pack.
The two lovers are caught between the rules of each of their clans, the inappropriateness of their relationship, and the friendships that are in jeopardy.
KINDLE UNLIMITED READERS, this book will only be available in KU through April 21st, then it will go wide to other platforms.
If you purchased the ’50 Shades of Shifters’ anthology (available 2/14/2018 thru 5/14/2018) you have ‘A Cougar’s Longing’. I waited to republish the book as a standalone novel until the second book was ready to go. In the meantime, I offered the paperbacks exclusively at the conventions I attended. The second installment in the Shifters of Eclipse series will be available in June.
An Undeniable Passion
Outer Worlds Passion Book 3
Release date: December 18th, 2018
Some secrets can’t be revealed.
Unjustly considered a bombing suspect, Tamara Keyes is forced to shed her fake identity. When confronted with being found guilty of the crime or admitting the truth, she remains silent. The fate awaiting her is preferable to what would occur if her secrets were revealed.
Monte Simpson is helpless to save the woman he loves. Rather than supporting her, he surrenders into depression and guilt. As her truths are revealed, his earlier behavior drives a wedge in their attempts to reconcile.
Relationships in the 31st Century are as complicated as they are today. Get caught up in the third book in the Outer Worlds Passion series.
I’m part of several giveaways. Take a look at them and see if you’ve read the book I’m offering or any of the other authors presented a book you’d love to read!
For the scifi lover in all of us. ‘Selected’ is part of the offering, but they have more than YA books you can check out. The promotion runs from November 1st- November 20th. So mark your calendars. I’ll remind you in my November newsletter (scheduled for November 13th).
What better way to celebrate Halloween than reading a novella that takes place on that supernatural night in Savannah? This promotion runs through October 30th. Grab your copy today. There are 131 books to choose from…Wow! ‘The Ultimate Act of Love’ was inspired by a ghost tour I took in Savannah during Authors After Dark.
You’ve got to admit, this graphic is sexy. Here’s another chance to grab‘Nightshade’ if you haven’t already. This promotion runs through November 5th. 137 titles are available for you to consider.