Monday, August 18, 2014

Jaguars and Lions and Reviews, Oh My!

I'm starting to get awfully excited about the upcoming Taming the Lion release, boys and girls.  It's gonna be here in just over six weeks!  I'm definitely getting into Lion Mode... and guess what just hit my inbox?  It's a sexy new review for Jaguar's Kiss.  And if you haven't read Jaguar's Kiss yet, now is the PERFECT time because it is tightly linked with Taming the Lion.  (The two stories feature besties finding their fellas.)

Here's what Night Owl Reviews had to say about Jaguar's Kiss...  (You can read the full review here.)

"This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge with suspense, drama and spicy romance."

"The reader can’t help but get caught up in this romance..."

"I will be looking forward to reading the next novella in the Lone Pine Pride series..."

 I'm delighted to hear it because Taming the Lion is coming soon--and it's a full length novel this time!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Be Super For Less!

Happy Birthday to me... happy birthday to me... It's my birthday on Monday... you know what that means... DISCOUNTS. (I know, I'm weird, embrace it.)

Super Bad, Super Hot, and Super Trouble are now each only 99 cents! Because I love you.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sup, World?

So, in case you're wondering where I've been, the answer is in my writing hole.  So deep in my writing hole, in fact, that I'm probably starting to smell musty and dank because it's been so long since I've seen daylight...  But I'm getting stacks upon stacks of words written and I look forward to exciting things like CLEANING and LAUNDRY and SHOWERS as soon as I get just a little bit further. 

But now, I had to share this random anecdote with someone and YOU, lucky internet, get to see it.  Ready?

So I'm living in NYC right?  And it... doesn't fit me well.  I love the shows and the random bands playing in parks during lunch hour and the fact that I can walk everywhere (LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE)... but the rush-rush-my-life-is-so-important-and-I'm-in-a-hurry vibe of New Yorkers doesn't really suit me.  Everyone here is so Busy and Important. It's exhausting.

Case in point.  My birthday is Monday.  My roommate sends me a text.

Roomie:  When do you want to celebrate your birthday?
Me: No plans. Figured you guys were busy with travel so we wouldn't make a thing of it. (Both roommates are out of town all this weekend and next - remember, they are very Busy and Important.)
Roomie: NO! Yes, busy, but we HAVE to celebrate!
Me: I was considering doing trivia on Monday. You're welcome to join me.Roomie: I'd love to! Busy Monday, but I'll try to come after and if I don't make it totally pencil me in for Tuesday!

Um... okay, then...

I am so not Busy and Important enough to be a New Yorker.  I'm gonna go crawl back into my writing hole now.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Steps! New Steps! New Steps!

(Bonus points if you giggled over the Strictly Ballroom reference in the title.)

I'm back!  RWA was awesome and exhausting as ever.  I'm still recovering, but as I do I'm also over at the Ruby blog talking about the new Golden Heart & RITA rules for 2015.  Exciting stuff, boys and girls.  Come on over and see what the future brings...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Off to RWA!

I'm headed to San Antonio to join other romance writing chicas and chicos at the RWA National Conference! So if you don't hear from me for a week, don't be surprised.  And if you're going to be there yourself, look me up!  I'll be at the Literacy Signing on Wednesday, at the Samhain Signing on Saturday, and generally "around' so if you see me, say hi!

Hasta la vista, boys and girls!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Reviewer's Recommend Award!

You guys!  Guess what just popped into my inbox.  Jaguar's Kiss "has received a CTRR (Coffee Time Reviewer's Recommend Award) from Coffee Time Romance & More.  This award recognizes outstanding writing styles in all book types and genres. Your book has received this award because I feel it is above and beyond a 5 Cup Rating."

Woot!  How sweet is that?

It's interesting to me how this story seems to keep getting a love-it-or-hate-it reaction.  We don't need no stinkin' middle ground.  Polarity for the win.  ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Writers on the Brink

It's easy to love writing, but is it as easy to love being a writer?  Today I'm over at the Ruby Blog talking about the definition of success and the strain of an artistic career. 

Monday, June 23, 2014