Thursday, November 20, 2014

My New Brand

You know exactly what you're going to get from a Kristan Higgins or a Julia Quinn or a Nalini Singh book, right?  Today I'm over at the Ruby Blog, sharing what I've learned about branding while stumbling along as a fledgling author and how those lessons influenced my decision to launch a new pen name.

Check out my new self at 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Taming Intrigues LASR

Hullo, darlings!  I'm packing wildly in preparation for my walkabout, but guess what just popped into my inbox?  Why, it's a review of Taming the Lion from Long And Short Reviews!  Four Stars!  (Thank you, LASR!) I'm just tickled.

In the words of Reviewer Bluet, Taming is "an intriguing and exciting story. I enjoyed the visit to this interesting world with its various characters and will definitely look for future installments." 

Future installments coming in February!!! And May... and August... I just can't seem to stop myself.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hawk's Revenge Cover Art Revealed!

Hawk's Revenge (Lone Pine Pride #3) comes out in February and we have art!  Behold!

Her betrayal is unforgivable. But their passion? Unforgettable.

Hawk-shifter Adrian Sokolov made the mistake of trusting the beautiful Dr. Rachel Russell once—and wound up drugged, captured, and experimented on inside Organization Labs. 

He isn’t about to make the same mistake again, but when she offers to help him escape this hell hole, he can’t say no. Her only condition? That he take her with him.

From the moment Rachel discovered her bosses’ true intent, she’s been secretly smuggling shifters out of the Labs. But now the higher-ups suspect they have a mole, and it’s time to flee—but not before she frees the golden-eyed hawk she was forced to betray.

When their escape goes wrong, Adrian wakes, confused and alone, in the safety of the Lone Pine Pride infirmary and realizes he may have left behind the one ally the shifters had within the Organization—the same breathtaking woman who invades his dreams.

Now he must face the Organization that destroyed him… before she pays for his freedom with her life. 

Warning: This book contains betrayals, escapes, rescues, plots, double-crosses, a sexy surly hero, a heroine who deserves sainthood… and a pride full of trouble.

What say you, boys and girls?  You like?

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Series Addiction

I've been rather delinquent with keeping up with the online world but I have two very good reasons for this. 

EXCUSE ONE:  I am writing!  A ton!  Book Five of Lone Pine Pride is flying off my fingers!  Huzzah!

EXCUSE TWO:  I am moving!  I'm going to be back on the road again.  Leaving the Big Apple and drifting like a leaf on the wind (FIREFLY!!!!!!!!!!!!) until I settle in my next semi-permanent locale.  I'm very excited by this turn of events, but it also means I have to do slightly necessary things like pack. 

But TODAY, I am not just packing.  I am also discussing my addiction to romance novels in series over at the Ruby Blog.  Are you a series or a stand alone sort?  What sort of series do you prefer?  Come tell me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bump in the Night Fest & Secret Crushes

Happy Almost Halloween!  Come celebrate Bump In the Night Fest with me over at Sizzling Hot Books!!!  I'm giving away books and talking about secret crushes and dreamy alpha heroes. You could snag a signed print copy of Naughty Karma AND a digi-copy of Taming the Lion.  Go forth and enter!  Win!  (Winners will be drawn on 11/1.)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Get Your Karma!

LAST CHANCE!!!  The Goodreads Giveaway for Naughty Karma expires in just a matter of hours.  If you haven't already entered for your chance to win, DO IT NOW!  DO NOT DELAY!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Naughty Karma by Vivi Andrews

Naughty Karma

by Vivi Andrews

Giveaway ends October 25, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Okay? Cool. Awesome. Thanks. Happy reading!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Very Lone Pine Halloween

Do you ever wonder what your favorite characters would wear to a Halloween party?  Join me today at Paranormal Haven where I'm chatting about a Lone Pine Pride Halloween party and showing pics of what these lions and tigers and bears would be wearing.  See what all your favorite LPP shifters would don... and maybe win a book!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Faithful Adaptations?

So I'm reading Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs. This is a big departure for me, because usually I'm way too big a chicken for Romantic Suspense (especially of the serial killer variety), but I was assured by a trusted friend that this one would not give me nightmares or make me want to scream in frustration (so far so good).

This is one of the books in the series on which the television show "Bones" was based and I'm finding myself amazed by how little relationship the book seems to have to the TV series. Pretty much just the words "forensic anthropologist" and "Temperance Brennan", as far as I can tell. After that, all bets are off. Different tone, setting (North Carolina and Montreal rather than D.C.), characterization (heroine is older, divorced, mother of an adult child, surrounded by a completely different cast of supporting characters)... all of it. 

Usually I'm a stickler for honoring the original source material, but in this case I'm finding I enjoy both - though they are completely different animals. It's so different my brain has entirely given up on comparing them and now I'm just enjoying them independent of one another.

What do you think? Sacrilege to change a single word? Or is simply using the most stripped-down premise as a springboard preferable because then the series can remain in your imagination, independent and unsullied by the bumbling attempts of Hollywood to bring it to life? Survey says?