Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I quite like the fact that ESS is front and center in the ad. Good choice, promo department!

Heading out tonight to the airport hotel, for an early morning flight to L.A. I've scrounged up some hopefully-appropriate clothing (it's in the 40's-50's here, so finding clothes for 80-plus weather is a challenge) and triple-checked my ticket for the filming. Phones and cameras are a big no-no in the studio, so I won't be live-tweeting the experience, but rest assured that I'll be providing an epic trip report after the fact!

Don't know if I'll actually get to meet Eric, but just seeing him perform live will be fantastic. Have I mentioned I'm a fan? No? Wow, sorry about that. Don't know how it slipped my mind. :) Have a great rest of the week - I know I will!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - The Sweetest Thing

Jill Shalvis has a new book out, the second in her Lucky Harbor trilogy. And since she's in the hospital with appendix issues, promo might be a little difficult for her now. So I'm helping to spread the word!

Two Men Are One Too Many . . .

Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.

But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.

*** Just what I love - a love triangle contemporary! I'll be heading out to pick up a copy. How about you? Why not Buy It Now?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - Breakaway

How about a sports hero to brighten your week? Kelly Jamieson has a new one out this week, in her new book, Breakaway.

Jason and Remi want the same thing—no-strings-attached, screw-their-brains-out, burn-the-sheets-up fun. Pro hockey player Jason just broke up with his girlfriend because she got too serious. Schoolteacher Remi just saw the last of the younger siblings she raised leave the nest. Jace isn’t ready for responsibility. Remi’s had enough responsibility. They’re perfect playmates.

But fun and sexy games get complicated when emotions get involved. Then responsibility and commitment crash the party when Jason’s past comes back to haunt him. Like it or not, Jason and Remi both have to figure out what they really want.
***** Sounds yummy! So why not head over to Ellora's Cave and Buy It Now?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - Anything You Want

Suppose the solution to all your problems is the one thing you never wanted…

It figures the one time Sabrina Cassidy is determined to do the responsible thing, karma kicks in. After four years on the road chasing her musical dream, she’s stranded six hours from home with no money, a ruined credit history—and morning sickness.

Out of options, she swallows her legendary independent streak and calls the only person who won’t hang up on her. Luke, the man she left behind.

Marc Sterling’s first instinct is to protect his business partner and best friend from another broken heart. That means letting her think she’s talking to Luke, then finding a way to send her in the opposite direction.

When he shows up at her hotel room, there’s something in the air beside their customary insults. Sure, her rebellious attitude, smart mouth—and purple panties—still drive him crazy, but now it’s a different kind of crazy. The kind that has him driving her home instead of to the nearest airport.

And when Luke offers to solve all her problems if she’ll only say “I do”, Marc realizes he’s just crazy enough—about her—to forget whose heart he wanted to protect.

Product Warnings
Contains two people who don’t like each other very much, a Toyota that can’t quite handle the road trip home, and a spontaneous proposal. Or two. Or three. And foreplay with—what else—pie filling.
Sounds great, right? So why not head over to Samhain today and Buy It Now?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Trailer - Take A Chance On Me

If you've followed the blog, you know I'm a big fan of Hayley Charlesworth's cartooning, especially her Reid Oliver Cartoon Saga. Well, Hayley agreed to make a book trailer for Take A Chance On Me, and it's FABULOUS. Take a peek:

Thanks, Hayley!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My Romance Trading Card - Meet Tom!

So excited to get the proofs back on my Romance Trading Card, featuring Tom from Take a Chance On Me. Kimberly Killion of Hot Damn Designs did a great job putting the card together, and talented artist Hayley Charlesworth created the picture of Tom.
(For fans of the Reid Oliver Cartoon Saga, there's a reason the artwork looks familiar. Stay tuned!)

The card will be available at RT next month - just ask the Nine Naughty Novelists where to find it! And once the convention is over, I'll have copies to share if you send me a SASE. Details will be available in Mid-April.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Book BIN Tuesday - Flash Point

Shelli Stevens has a new book out today, and it looks like a fantastic read! Here are the details on Flash Point:

One taste of her lips, and friendship is off the menu.
Holding Out for a Hero, Book 3

Kate has always been everybody’s friend and the de-facto little sister to the Wyatt brothers. But her feelings for Todd Wyatt, the town’s hottest firefighter, run far beyond the sibling variety. Not that he’s ever noticed.

After years of nursing her crush, Kate decides it’s time to take action. Except she has one awkward little secret: she’s still a virgin. She hopes she can seduce Todd without him realizing just how inexperienced she is.

In Todd’s mind, Kate’s the sweet girl he teases and hits up for free cupcakes. One surprise kiss over the summer, though, and suddenly she’s jumped from the platonic side of his brain to the want-her-in-my-bed side. Even though the last thing he wants is to lose her friendship, his resistance to her determined seduction is slipping. Fast.

When malicious attacks on her bakery escalate, it soon becomes clear that for all Kate’s friends, she’s made at least one big enemy. And if they don’t figure it out soon, things could take a deadly turn.

Product Warnings
A sexy firefighter. A virgin bakery owner. A dollop of role playing, kinky costumes, friends becoming lovers, and a little danger along the way.


Sounds fabu, no? So why not run over to Samhain and Buy It Now?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Monday Movie Musings - Mercy

I have to admit, I hadn't heard of MERCY until I started seeking out previous roles by the stars of Hawaii Five-0. But when I realized that Scott Caan wrote, produced, and starred in this movie about a romance-ish author who is cynical about love, I knew I had to watch it.

First, it's Scott Caan. Second, I'm a fan of indie films, and this definitely fit the bill. Third, romance(esque) author? I had to check it out.

Now, reviews/descriptions of the film called Scott's character a romance author. But in watching the film, I'd have to say that wasn't exactly true. He wrote about love, but it didn't appear that he was a romance author per se. My guess is the character's books were more in the Nicholas Sparks vein. I was also amused, prior to watching it, to read that the character met the heroine at the launch party for his new book. Most of the romance authors I know (including me) don't have launch parties thrown for each new book. However, that's not quite what happened either. It was more a party for the writer and his friends, to celebrate the book release, not a formal launch party that might be thrown by the publisher in an official capacity.

So some of the reservations I had about the film ended up being more a "lost in translation" issue with write-ups about it, rather than the film itself.

And I really ended up liking the film. It was emotional and heartbreaking, and Scott did a good job with all of his roles - producer, writer, and actor. It was very cool to see him act with his father, who was fantastic. And I honestly didn't see the twist until it was right there.

Like the main character's books, it's not a romance, but it is about love, loss, and growth. And I definitely recommend it to fans of indie film and/or Scott Caan.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

First Review! And assorted odds and ends...

I was thrilled to get a link to my first review a few days ago, by Maldivian Book Reviewer. So happy she liked the book!

"All in all a very satisfying read which has definitely made me curious to seek out the books in her back list and give them a go. Recommended for those who love a good contemporary romance featuring a couple you would root for right from the very beginning." 4 out of 5 stars

Also, thanks to everyone who helped Take A Chance On Me hit the bestseller's lists at Samhain. It reached 1st on the Men In Uniform list, 2nd on the Contemporary list, and 3rd on the overall bestseller's list. :)

I've got TWO blog posts up elsewhere today, so I hope you can take a minute to stop by and say hello. On Kinsey Holley's blog, I'm outing myself as a klutz (and discussing how my newest heroine shares that trait), while on Nine Naughty Novelists I'm talking about food. Fun!

Speaking of the NNN, we'll be hanging out in the Samhain Cafe on the 9th, so you can find me there as well.

And since it's Friday, here's a little inspiration for you. Enjoy!