Thursday, April 29, 2010

RT Giveaway

Hello folks!
I'm at the RT Booklovers Convention and would love to send one of you guys this bag of goodies. It includes an RT canvas bag, The Christmas Love-Child by Jennie Lucas, Hex in High Heels by Linda Wisdom, Hot Westmoreland Nights by Brenda Jackson, Finding Your Mojo by Stephanie Bond, Vengeance Road by Rick Mofina, Feelin' the Vibe by Candice Dow, A Darker Domain by Val McDermid, a book cover by Hide-a-Cover that says "This is not a trashy Vampire Romance Novel", and the May issue of RT Book Reviews.

Contest is easy. Just leave a comment. If you'd like, you can follow me on twitter, on this blog, or join my newsletter or yahoo group through my contact page. Let me know in the comment & I'll enter you in the contest twice.

I'll pick a winner Saturday morning and email the winner. I'll need to ship this on Saturday, so I'll need your shipping address by noon EST.

If I get another bag of goodies, I'll hold another contest!

Monday, April 26, 2010

RT Booklovers Convention

Tomorrow I'll be heading to the RT Booklovers Convention, held this year in Columbus, OH. I'll be participating in my first signing. This go-around, it'll be two ebooks (plan on scheduling book signings for The Forbidden Chamber in August).
I'll be signing The Forbidden Chamber and Hearts Afire: December (includes my SciFi-Rom novella, Firestorm on E'Terra). The event is hosted by All Romance Ebooks.

While I'm there, I will be picking up tidbits for giveaways for my blog visitors, so stay tuned for posts in the coming week!

For more info on the authors attending, check out the RT website.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

13 things found on nature walk

We went on a hike through a state park yesterday and here are only a few of the things we saw:
  1. Trees
  2. Dandelions
  3. Fireflies
  4. Snakes
  5. Birds
  6. Deer droppings
  7. Horse shoe tracks
  8. Chipmunks
  9. Pond
  10. Farm Cows
  11. Farm Rabbits
  12. Farm Goats
  13. Farm Sheep

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's tax day

Thursday Thirteen is on hold this week as I'm blogging over at Liquid Silver about tax day and what I'm thankful for.
Stop by!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Georgette Heyer and the Gothic

If you've been wondering why I've been a little quiet lately, one of the reasons is a little bit of academic research I've been doing, primary area being Gothic Research. To help me with that, here's a little timeline I put together:

  • 1764 The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  • 1794 The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, precursor of the Byronic hero.
  • 1817 Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • 1847 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • 1921 The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
  • 1938 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • 1944 DuMaurier sued for plagiarism. Publishers cite formula as defense.
  • 1947 The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
  • 1960 Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
  • 1960 Thunder Heights by Phyllis Whitney, first in gothic series by Ace Books
  • 1964 Harmsel cites Northanger Abbey as burlesque.
  • 1968 Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
  • 1976 “The Female Gothic” termed by Ellen Moers in Literary Women

You might wonder why I pick these dates...
More on that later!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Get Jinxed!

Inez Kelley, one of my favorite fellow Samhain authors has her first print release this week, the romantic comedy: Jinxed.
Check it out. You won't regret it!

When opposites attract, they are screwed three ways from Sunday.

Frannie learned the hard way that a McHottie doesn’t always equal marriage material. She’s happy with her vanilla life. She has friends, a career and a double-D-powered vibrator. Then Fate shoves her, literally, into Prince Charming’s lap. His declaration of love at first sight is cute—and spikes her bullcrap meter into the red zone.

She’s more than willing to give in with her body. But she’s barricaded her heart behind castle walls—and permanently welded the gates shut.

Tragedy taught Jinx that time is too precious to waste, so when a series of uncanny coincidences thrusts Frannie into his life, he holds on tight. He knows she thinks he’s several fries short of a Happy Meal, but he’s determined to breach the fortress around her heart and give her a Happily Ever After.

Even if he has to carry her fanny-first into his kingdom.

Warning: Includes jelly shoes, a narcoleptic cat, and meatloaf. The steamy sex scenes may lead to fogged windows and wet panties, so proceed at your own risk. Do not attempt to read without the following items: tissues, napkins for spewed beverages, and a booty call on speed dial.

You can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Samhain.