Meanwhile, I’m busy, busy, busy writing the next book in the Damaged Heroes Series, which will be: A Savage Trick. As soon as I figure out a bit more of the plot I’ll pass on some details soon, pinkie swear.
How is your summer going? If you’re searching for some riveting beach reads make sure you sign up for my newsletter. In my next issue I’ll spotlight my favorite romance authors. Hope you’re enjoying your summer!
This is SO fun! Have you heard of Book+Main? It’s a free website introducing romance readers to authors in a speed dating type setting. You browse snippets of novels (called bites) that authors have posted and hopefully you’ll discover a new-to-you favorite!
I’ve just spent a totally addictive afternoon choosing and uploading an excerpt from each of my novels and of course, perusing photography websites for the perfect picture to accompany each ‘bite.’ This is a hoot! Check it out and let me know what you think.
And I’d appreciate any suggestions on what to upload next. What scenes from my novels caught your attention?
Here is the invitation I received with it: Please join the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America® in congratulating the finalists in the 2018 New England Readers’ Choice contest! At the Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 29, 2018 we will be announcing winners in each category, as well as the winner of our Grand Prize: a $250 gift certificate from Barclay Publicity!
Off to look at details about this conference! Meanwhile, do you want to read an excerpt?
2018 has started off with a bang! I’ve been invited to speak to organizations and book clubs about the craft of writing (a subject I can talk about until they yank me off-stage with a cane!) I’m also the Conference Coordinator for the Southwest FL Romance Writers event Hearts in the Sand, which is open to the public. If you have even the slightest interest in writing as a hobby or towards publication, this is the conference for you!
Thanks to each of you for your interest and friendship in my books and career this year. It’s been a tumultuous few months after Hurricane Irma, but I know the New Year will bring a clean slate and I have great plans for myself. For you? I wish nothing but the best as well! This is a takeoff on a Buddist Metta prayer I learned a few months ago. Something about the serenity of the words immediately touched my heart and I wish this all of this for you in 2018:
I’m okay! But imagine my surprise…We had no clue Hurricane Irma went directly over our gated community in Bonita Springs until it was in the NYT today. Naturally, the path of the storm must have been reported everywhere, but we just got power back at 3:45am this morning, so we’ve virtually been in a media blackout/intermittent cell service for days.
My husband, 2 Pomeranians and I boarded up our home and bunked with romance writer, (C. F. Francis) and her husband in a home he manages in Lehigh Acres, the highest elevation in SWFL. The eye of Irma passed over there as well! The whole day was definitely a terrifying ordeal, but we all made it without any structural damage or storm surge to that house or both of our own. I’ve posted pictures and videos on my Facebook pages.
When the power went back on this morning, I was up anyway, reading a novel by flashlight. Guess what I immediately did? Yep, cranked up my coffee machine for the first time in three days!
I’m fine, and I am so grateful for all the thoughts, texts and well wishes! I’m also very aware of those who did not fare well, in both SWFL and my hometown of 20 years, Houston.
Please don’t forget: the rest of this week I am participating in donating all proceeds of my Damaged Heroes series to Hurricane Harvey Relief. The page below will take you to the list of all donating authors and their books:
From Sept 4th to 17th, these authors have pledged to donate ALL royalties to Houston Harvey Relief.
As most of you know, Houston was my home for 20 years and it’s been horrifying and helpless to see familiar neighborhoods ravaged under so much water. I’m still a member of two Romance Writers of America chapters there, and am happy to report everyone except one member made it through with minimal damage. Sadly, the one member lost 95% of everything she owns and our chapter has kicked into high gear to help her and the city.
In that spirit Carrie Pulkinen established this page for readers to buy books from authors willing to donate all royalties to Houston charities these next two weeks. Please take a look at the books up for sale, including Tall, Dark and Damaged and Capturing the Queen. We appreciate all purchases, shares and retweets. Happy reading!
Wow, 99 cents! What else can you buy for less than a dollar? That’s right, I’ve slashed the price for digital copies of Capturing the Queen, my Damaged Heroes, Book Two. Hope you buy your copy today! Sale ends on Labor Day, so please pass the word!
My Amazon reviews have been stellar:
“AMAZING! 5+infinity STARS! Absolutely, a top five read of 2017.”
“I couldn’t put the book down. Just like her first book in this series “Tall Dark and Damaged”, I had to read it all in one sitting!”
“Five stars just aren’t enough for this intriguing, suspenseful story!
From the very first page you are drawn into the story and know that it is going to be a wild ride you won’t want to stop reading until finished.”
I’m thrilled readers love this story of a Beauty and a Geek ensnared in black market artifact smuggling and lone wolf terrorism in the heart of Chicago.