Monday, November 20, 2006

Now Available at a Bookstore Near You!

Yes, the day has arrived!

Beginnings: A Samhain Anthology is now available in print. It's available online at My Bookstore and More,,, and Borders. Borders brick and mortar stores also carry Samhain titles, so it should be available on the shelves there. I may even let my local store be open for fifteen minutes before I start calling to ask if they have it in stock yet. :)

Want a chance to win a free copy? Tuesday on the Novelspotters e-loop the anthology authors will be giving away a copy. And if you're not a member of my newsletter group yet, sign up before the end of the month to be eligible to win a copy signed by me, as well.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

My favorite review EVER...

Okay, I know I've been MIA this month -- my apologies! I'm deep in my writing cave, finishing up two novellas with rapidly-approaching deadlines. (You might have noticed the NaNoWriMo logo on the right hand side of my blog -- I'm taking part in an attempt to kick myself into high gear. Obviously, I haven't bothered updating my word count total lately. But I *am* writing.)

In any case, I probably won't be posting regularly until after mid-December, but I will do my best to get something up at least once a week.

In that vein, I wanted to share what has to be my current favorite review. I just found it online a couple of days ago, and I still haven't stopped grinning.

The funny thing is, it's for Taking the Cake, which came out in August. There haven't been very many reviews for it lately, so this one was a surprise. (Always nice to find something like that out on the web!)

It's from Cupid's Library Reviews , and I got four Cupids each for plot and romance, which is awesome. But here's the part I loved: the reviewer finished the review with the comment, "This story is like a grown up version of the movie Sixteen Candles with a very touching and every lady's fantasy happy ending."

OMG! Sixteen Candles!

See, I'm a child of the eighties. I luuurved that movie -- actually, I luuurved all of John Hughes' movies. And I'm just tickled to have my book and Sixteen Candles mentioned in the same paragraph.

This has actually been a great week for reviews for Strip Tease as well: 4.5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies; Red Hot! Read from RRTErotic; and 5 stars from eCataromance.

Question of the week: What's your favorite "teen" movie? What movies and actors did you love when you were in high school?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'm in RT!

Or at least, my book is. I just picked up a copy of the December issue of Romantic Times Book Reviews, and on page 29 is a half-page ad for Beginnings: A Samhain Anthology. Here's a peek:

I know it's a little hard to see on here, but the Ritual Love cover is second from the right. Woo-hoo!

Okay, so I'm a bit goofy. But RT is a very big deal for a lot of romance readers and writers. To have my name, my book cover, actually in it is, well, huge. I'm totally chuffed.

And I'm absolutely thrilled that my publisher supports the anthology enough to place an ad in RT. That means the world to me. Samhain rocks!