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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I can't think of a better gift for the holidays than seeing CHRISTMAS AT THORNCLIFF TOWERS bundled as part of a Kensington giveaway!
I'm honored to be included with the following historical romance authors: Mia Marlowe, Diana Crosby, Theresa Romain, Ella Quinn, and Heather Hiestand
for a chance to win a print bundle giveaway!
Hurry -- only 4 days left!  
Oh, and here's a cute Christmas pic for fun!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I'm excited because this isn't a promotion, rather it's a selection made by readers. Thanks everyone -- I'm so honored that you enjoyed my holiday novella enough to recommend it.
Also, I've written a fun little prequel to CHRISTMAS AT THORNCLIFF TOWERS as part of the annual Black Friday event over at Literary Escapism. I'm also giving away a $25 gift card to either Amazon and B & N. (Winner's choice!) You can read the snippet by clicking here:
Happy holiday reading! I hope your December is filled with warmth, laughter, love, and magic!

Monday, November 24, 2014

  It's Release Day for  my second novella, CHRISTMAS AT THORNCLIFF TOWERS!!!
I'm super excited for readers to re-enter the world of my first book in the Cursed Princes series, BEAUTY AND THE WOLF.
In this holiday novella, there are werewolves, a love-starved witch, children with the magic of Christmas in their eyes and much more!
To celebrate, I'm running a Rafflecopter Contest for 10 free iTunes downloads. You can enter by clicking here:
Read on for an excerpt!
Scooping up a few pieces of bread, Karina slipped out the back door. With the aid of the cane, she made her way to the stable house where the windows glowed a bright orange.
Hearing the crackle of a fire, she entered uninvited. Constantin had his back to her. Shirtless from the waist up as he’d been when she spied on him earlier, he was brushing a pewter-colored mare. The chore set his tendons into a fluid stretch and his biceps into a rippling bulge.
Karina shut the door with a loud clatter. He whirled around—his foul expression softening as he perused her new appearance.
“Karina. You look…nice.” Then he seemed to remember that he was angry with her. Resuming his task, he spoke in an icy tone. “I came here to be alone.”
She ignored his comment. “I brought you some bread since you missed dinner.”
“Thank you,” he said curtly. “Leave it on the workbench, please.”
She did and strode toward him. Gathering her courage, she released the cane and touched his solid shoulder. “Do you like my dress?”
He snatched a look at her but then avoided her eyes. “It’s beautiful.”
“You hardly saw it. Come. Take a long look.”
Gulping, his stare swept over her tiny waist, rounded cleavage, and elegant hairstyle. “You look very—different.”
She smiled seductively. “Is that a compliment?”
“Yes.” His voice was a growl. “You’re stunning.”
Motivated by the jealousy she felt over his connection with Lydia Brentwood, Karina slid both hands up his chest and laced her fingers behind his neck. “You’ve always been my friend, Constantin. But I missed you in another way when you left our Gypsy camp.” She paused. “Did you miss me?”
He untangled her fingers. “I’ve missed your companionship. That’s all.”
“Is that all I’ll ever be?” Frustration coated her voice. “A companion? A friend?’
He held her by the arm and she could swear she saw agony in his forest-green eyes. “We lost our parents at a young age,” he said. “That’s why we became friends, Karina. We had that in common.”
“You never thought I was pretty?”
“I’ve always thought you were beautiful, but you scared me. I had to grow up and be a father figure to Viktor. I couldn’t afford to let your rebellious ways distract me.”
“So that’s the reason…” her voice trailed off.
He released her arm and anchored his hands on his hips. “You were constantly defying authority and getting into mischief. I was too straight-laced—too responsible—to join in.”
“Sometimes opposites attract,” she suggested. “Besides, you’re a grown man. Are you still scared of me?”
His gaze dropped from her eyes to her mouth. Attraction replaced the agony in his stare. He moved closer. “I’m not afraid. But I am lonely.”
“I can see why,” she murmured. “The smug people at this mansion lack the Gypsy fire you’re accustomed to.”
Their lips hovered inches apart. A whisper of air slipped into Karina’s mouth as she parted her lips. Constantin nearly kissed her. But then he stepped back.
She wasn’t giving up that easily. “I liked the feel of your hand on my leg,” she purred. “If you let me touch you, I can erase some of that loneliness.”
As slow as a ribbon flutters in a quiet breeze, she feathered her fingertip up his arm. Under her touch, his skin burned as hot as lava. She knew in that moment that he was going to kiss her.
With eyes blazing with desire, he craned his neck forward and clamped his mouth to hers. Karina’s whole world changed in that moment. Responding to his warm lips, she pressed herself to his chest. And when he allowed his tongue to slip forward, her heart thrummed wildly.
“My God,” he said gruffly. “You smell like summer rain.”
Their bodies stayed molded together by pure lust. The feel of his muscles and his intoxicating scent reminded Karina that she’d never want any man but him. Would Constantin make her his tonight?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

   Could it be the third week of October yet - and two months since I posted on my blog? Yikes! Well, besides Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I was rummaging through my family photos and came across this pic from 2001. My girls were one and five!
How time flies! Dear readers, what are your plans this Halloween? Are you dressing up?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

(The Cursed Princes #4)
I'm doing a release day blitz and a week-long blog tour for my most sensual fairy tale retelling yet!
Check out the schedule below - and don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest. You could win a free download of the novel on iBooks!!
August 7 Release Day Blitz
Fang-tastic Books
Roxanne’s Realm
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
Lisa’s World of Books
Pembroke Sinclair.  
Melissa Stevens
Kimber Leigh Writes
The Wormhole
All I Want and More Books  
Book Liaison
Romantic Reads and Such
Corazones Literarios
August 8-15 Tour
August 8 Interview
Eclipse Reviews
August 8 Spotlight
Mila Ramos
August 8 Spotlight
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life
August 11 Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt
August 12 Interview and review
Dark Side of Romance
August 13 Character Interview
Author Karen Swart
August 14 Spotlight
Houston Havens  
August 14 Spotlight
Anya Breton Author's Blog
August 15 Interview
Love In Every Page

August 15 Spotlight
Aly's Miscellany
August 15 Spotlight
Share My Destiny
Good luck!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Oooooo....Cover Reveal!!
CHRISTMAS AT THORNCLIFF TOWERS is a novella that features characters from my first book in the Cursed Princes series, BEAUTY AND THE WOLF!! That's right. Draven and Isabella are back to help a hunky servant and a mysterious Gypsy witch battle the elements of black magic. It's a glistening, magical story that captures the joy of the holidays!
Enjoy the following description:
Thorncliff Towers is done up for Christmas, secure against wind and wolves. But Karina Petri is shut out, too, and the gypsy witch wants what’s inside. She envies the gifts, the feast, the pretty clothes, of course. But her true desire is for the love of Constantin Stoica. Her smolderingly handsome childhood friend agreed to serve Lord Draven after his brother was caught stealing last year. He suspects Karina was involved—and it would take more magic than she possesses to make him forgive…

Constantin has always been drawn to Karina’s dark curls, flashing eyes, and reckless ways. But trusting her has proven dangerous before, and this night holds more to fear than most. The wrong decisions could cost him his job, his safety—even his life. But letting Karina go could cost him his heart…

Now available for pre-sale at major ebook outlets. Releases November 24, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I'm back from Romantic Times Convention 2014!
This year the conference was held in New Orleans ~ which was fun in and of itself! With a record number of attendees, I was able to meet so many readers, fellow authors, and book bloggers. I also met up with my wonderful Kensington editor and spent time with my amazing agent. Win win!!
The first photo is me with romance authors Samantha Grace and Kristen Callihan. I'm a fan of both. The next was taken with a blogger with Girls Loves Books. It was great meeting you in person, Lisa! Thanks for the support! And the third pic is with bestselling author, Sylvia Day.
Hope to see YOU next year in Dallas for RT 2015!

Friday, May 2, 2014

(May 1, 2014)
Referred to as "a fairy tale for grown-ups"  A WARLOCK'S DANCE is my first novella in the Cursed Princes series. Now available wherever eBooks are sold!!
To help celebrate and spread the word, I'm posting all of my blog tour
dates and locations below.
Enter my Rafflecopter Giveaway for 20 free downloads (ePub format) of this enchanting short story! Just visit one of these blog sites to put your name in!! Good luck!
May 1st 2014
Release Day Blitz
Bitten by Love Reviews 
D'eBook Sharing Book Reviews
Books & Tales
Share My Destiny
Book Bliss 
The Snarkology  
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life – (Also Guest Post)
The Simple Things in Life
Clutter Your Kindle 
Darkest Cravings
Eclipse Reviews
Author Karen Swart
Shut Up & Read 
CW Book Reviews 
Melissa Stevens
Fang-tastic Books
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
Roxanne’s Realm
Lisa’s World of Books
Blog Tour May 2nd-May 9th 2014
May 2nd 2014
For the Passion of Romance – Guest Post –The influence of Gothic Fairytales on Romance
Booksniffer Book Reviews - Review
Darkest Cravings – Guest Post – 10 Things You Didn’t Know
May 5th 2014
Urban Fantasy Investigations – Guest Post
Booklover Sue  - Interview
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - Review
Rookie Romance - Spotlight
May 6th 2014
Preternatura – Guest Post
Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews – Guest Post
Butterfly-o-Meter Books - Interview
May 7th 2014
Tower of Babel – Review and Spotlight
All I Want and More  - Spotlight
Ebook Escapes - Review
May 8th 2014
Bitten by Love Reviews – Guest Post – Character Interview
D'eBook Sharing Book Reviews - Review
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock - Review
May 9th 2014
Pembroke Sinclair - Interview
Book Bliss  - Review and Guest Post
Book Liaison  - Spotlight