Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween!

You know what I love about Halloween?  That it goes on for almost a whole week when it's in the middle of the week like this year.  Parties the weekend before, trick or treating the night of, more parties the week of...  More excuses to be dressed up and spoooooky!

You know what else I love about Halloween?  Free stuff!  And if you like winning things, hie yourselves on over to the Samhain Cafe where a mad huge Halloween party is going on RIGHT NOW (until 9pm EST tonight). 

Or, if you haven't picked up your FREE copy of The Ghost Exterminator, you have only two more days to snag one before the deal is gone, so don't delay!  Amazon :: Nook :: Samhain

Happy Halloween, boys and girls!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Rubies Are Really Cookin'

Have you ever read a book and the characters are eating something and you immediately start craving that exact same thing and you want it right now but damn where is a recipe when you need one?  Well, the Rubies have a treat for you.  The Ruby Cookbook Eat, Read, Love is filled with recipes and excerpts of the books that inspired them.  Wondering what's in the Parish Cocoa that gets Biz totally schnokkered in Ghosts of Boyfriends Past?  Itching to try Lucy's rum cake "stud" muffins from The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant?  You're in luck!  And it's absolutely free.   

Swing on by the Ruby site today to see more about the recipes inside and learn how to download your absolutely free romance cookbook.  Bon appetit! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mas Buzz for Finder's Keeper!

This morning, I opened up my email box and what to my wondering eyes should appear?  An alert for another shiny Finder's Keeper Review: 4.5 Nymphs from Literary Nymph Reviews!!

"I really enjoyed this fun and entertaining paranormal romance. It’s fast-paced, has vivid descriptions and the bantering dialogue between Mia and Chase cracked me up."

Thank you, Literary Nymphs!  You can check out the full review HERE.

In four short weeks, this baby is gonna hit the shelves and you can see for yourself.  In the mean time, don't forget to snag THE GHOST EXTERMINATOR: A LOVE STORY while it's free (just in time for Halloween!) for Kindle (#43 in the free store! help us crack the top 20!), Nook & from Samhain!  Tell your friends!  Don't let the Free-ness pass you by!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Get It While It's FREE!!!

The Ghost Exterminator, the second Karmic Consultant's release (and yes, they can all be read in any order), is FREE for a limited time at Amazon (HERE!) and Barnes and Noble (Ta-da!)!

Looking for a frothy fun paranormal romance read to get you in the mood for Halloween?  Look no further!  Download it (FREE FREE FREE) today and enjoy the ghosty goodness just in time to get amped up for the latest Karmic episode of awesomeness, Finder's Keeper, coming to a digital device near you on November 13th!

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Library Journal Found a Keeper!

She liked it!  That's right, boys and girls, the Library Journal reviewed Finder's Keeper and the librarians approve!  (Don't you just love librarians?)

"A fun, fast romance with appealing characters, great dialog, and loads of appeal; with the promise of several sequels."—B. Allison Gray, Santa Barbara P.L. Syst., Goleta Branch, CA


Check out the full write up HERE.  Or take a warm up dance around the living room with me as we get ready for the next Karmic release - just one month away!  Let the countdown to Karmic-ness begin!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Get Your Karmic Pre-Order TODAY!

Hear ye, hear ye!  It's coming for you, boys and girls.  We're Pre-Order Official.

Are you a Karmic fan?  Have you been waiting for-ev-er for the next one to finally come out?  Well, you're in luck!  On November 13th, the next book in the ongoing quirky Karmic saga hits the digital shelves and you can pre-order it today!  Check out Finder's Keeper!

Love isn’t a science. It’s pure chemistry.
True love? For neuroscientist Dr. Mia Corregianni, it’s just an unproven hypothesis. But when she loses the heirloom watch her family believes is enchanted with a potent love spell, she fights superstition with superstition by hiring a psychic finder to track it down.

Chase Hunter is a human compass, homing in on whatever the seeker wants most—that is, when he isn’t surfing or actively avoiding anything resembling a real human attachment. Such has been his life since an accident took his family.

Unfortunately, Mia’s case isn’t a simple insta-Find. The catch? To disguise his real mission from her romance-crazy family, he has to pretend to be her boyfriend. He could deal with that if her complicated emotions weren’t blocking his abilities—or if her innermost desires weren’t walloping him upside the head every time he opens himself to his gift.

As the case wears on, their fake romance begins to feel all too real. Scary stuff for a man who’s reluctant to let himself live again. And a woman who doesn’t believe in magic…or love.

Warning:  This book contains meddling grandmothers, magic watches, and a surfer with a body so hot it can teach any scientist the true meaning of chemistry.

Pre-Order Today! AMAZON :: B&N :: SAMHAIN

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Broaden a Mind?

Tripped across an interesting little snippet in Scientific American about how reading can impact our perspectives.  Apparently a study (using heterosexual males reading stories, some with homosexual male protagonists) noted that the readers used less stereotypical language to describe a character when they found out about that character's sexual orientation later in a book (after they had already come to identify with him) rather than in the opening paragraph.  Sort of an interesting article to interpret as a writer, bringing home the fact that readers connect with characters who are like them, but learn from characters in the ways that they differ from us as they are revealed to us or change throughout the book.  Interesting idea, no?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pleasant Lake, PD is HEEEEEERE!!!!

If you visit the blog often, you've probably heard me gush about Kelly Fitzpatrick before.  Not only is she a great friend (bias alert), she's also a fabulously funny writer who pens stories with dry sarcastic wit and a gushy tender heart.  So if you're looking for a book that will make you giggle, snort, chortle, chuckle, laugh out loud and sigh at the happily-ever-after, do yourself a favor and give Kelly Fitzpatrick's latest release a try:

Pleasant Lake P.D. by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Alexandria Moreno, parking enforcement officer for the serene town of Pleasant Lake, has signed on with the FBI to nail a gorgeous suspected criminal, Miguel Diaz, who's passing himself off as a legitimate businessman. Alex's assignment is to use her feminine wiles, of which she has few, to infiltrate Diaz's world and find some evidence for a conviction. To complicate matters, she's teamed up with Detective Roman Plow, who is her ex-boyfriend, though the FBI doesn't know it. As they focus on retaliating for past wrongs, real and imagined, their smoldering love/hate relationship brews. They're not exactly an ideal team. With her bumbling nature, a steamer trunk full of emotional baggage, and no investigating skills, Alex spends most of her time reminding herself that the tall, dark, and handsome Miguel Diaz is not her real boyfriend and struggling to keep from falling into his bed. As she tries to dig up dirt on her undercover lover, the steamy investigation leads to a fight for her life. But who is behind the attacks?


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Banned Books Week!

Once a year we celebrate Banned Books Week (and you can check out the American Library Associations list of events HERE).  Why celebrate books that have been banned?  Because banning a book is a sign that it challenges preconceived ways of thinking and that is what great literature should do - open us up to new ways of thought, even if those thoughts might shock us or fly in the face of our moral box.  So here's to thinking outside the box!  Read a banned book or two this week.  And hug a librarian.  Because they work tirelessly to make sure those wild and world-opening words get into our hands.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly!

My month long writing hermitage is drawing to a close and I can proudly announce that it has been a very successful one.  And how do we celebrate a successful writing retreat at Casa Andrews?  With a new an exciting adventure.  In this case: Trapeze!  That's right, boys and girls, I found a local flying trapeze school and took the leap - off the high platform, swinging through the air with the greatest of ease... or okay, it wasn't exactly ease my first time.  My knees were knocking and I was afraid my wimpy upper body strength wasn't going to be enough and I was going to plummet like a rock to the net because I was not made for circus tricks, but I didn't plummet!  I swooped and swung and flew (rather gracelessly, but hey, I flew)!  The teachers told me I did very well (and yes, I realize they probably tell that to everyone, but I swear they sounded really sincere)!

(Yes, I am wearing a superhero T-shirt.  Cuz that's how I fly, baby.)

If you ever have the opportunity (check out the schools in Boston, NYC, LA, Chicago & DC!) I highly recommend AT LEAST checking out their trial swing times when you can see if the trapeze bug is going to bite you.  I kind of want to round up a bunch of people and force them to do this with me on my next birthday. They are extremely safe so you never have to worry about falling and they are so amazingly good at coaching you through - I didn't quite get my backflip dismount, but I'm determined to go back and get a catch!  (Just as soon as I work up my muscles a little more.  I was sore the next day in places I don't know I've ever been sore before, but it was sooooo worth it.)

Trust me, guys, you GOTTA try this. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Read All About It!

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