The Portal Guards is Going on Tour

Check it out. This is my promo I’m doing for my October release, The Portal Guards. I’ll update my blog with the stops as soon as I get them. Oh, and you should know there’s a free giveaway involved.

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COVER REVEAL for The Portal Guards

ThePortalGuards_FantasyRomCheck it out! I absolutely love this cover! This is my new Fantasy Romance that will be coming out with Mocha Memoirs Press next month and I can’t wait. Fabulous cover, amazing editor, terrific publisher. What more could I ask for? Oh, yeah…a bestseller will be nice. ;)

Blurb

Evelyss Nontage is a housekeeper at the Talbert Estate who has been hired to keep order. Her family is also relying on her to learn of the location of a mysterious portal that allows those from the Fringe Line to pass into the human world. For her and her loved ones, it’s a matter of life and death.

Brahm Gushon is an occupant who has been with many of ladies in waiting. He’s tired of them, too. He’s drawn to the solitary housekeeper who has her mind two things. Her duty and her loyalty to the household. No one will break her concentration. Not even him.

Evelyss and Brahm must work through their frustrated feelings to send a deadly intruder back to hell…assuming he doesn’t take both of them with him. It’ll take another leap of faith in each other to overcome the second enemy they don’t see coming.

Coming October 2014!

Hot Summer Bash with Lucy Blue, Marcia Colette, Alexandra Christian, Selah Janel, Siobhian Kinkade, Crymsyn Hart, Traci Markou, and S.H. Roddey.

Join an amazing group of authors from August 10-Sept 10 as we host this amazing give away filled with books and a great Grand prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card. It’s not hard to win. Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.

Quickie ConGregate Wrap-up and Other Stuff

I’m fresh off the ConGregate wagon and home relaxing. Okay, so more like home catching up on bills because I purposefully didn’t feel like paying them before I left. Sad, but true, and that’s unusual for someone who’s as anal about paying her bills as I am. 

Anyway, ConGregate was absolutely awesome!! For their first time con in Winston Salem, NC, they did a fabulous job. Next year, the convention will be in High Point and I’ll be there. Only, I might not stay in the con hotel because it was the same one used by StellarCon. I hate that hotel with a passion. 

So some of my highlights were meeting fabulous friends like Lexxx Christian and Nicole Given-Kurtz. Their respective incredible spouses, Tally Johnson and Randy Richards. Sharon Strogner has been a LOT of fun hanging out with, too. We FINALLY got to share some panels together, including Fandom Feud. Yeah, we lost, but who cares. Everyone did because the only prize you got were bragging rights. Which means, we won because we didn’t rack our brains that hard for nothing. LOL! Panels were especially fun when you get to spend it with folks like Janine K. Spendlove, Stuart Jaffe, and Faith Hunter, too. ;) Oh, and cross your fingers for me because I’ll be working on something for Janine this week. Here’s to hoping it pans out. 

One of my favorite panels, though I wished it was longer because we didn’t scratch the surface was the Self-Publishing panel. People tend to forget that there is a such things a “hybrid” author who does both self-publishing and traditional. It’s another option other than going all the way if you’re not quite ready for that. Yes, it’s hard to get into traditional, but at the same time, you can still self-publish while you’re waiting for the traditional iron to strike. You build your name, and ultimately, that’s what sells books.

The urban fantasy panel will and shall always be one of my favorites because I love love love talking about the things that got me into writing in the first place.

So what’s next on my horizon? Well…I got my official invite to Imaginarium in Lexington KY in September. I’m thoroughly stoked about that one because I’ve never been and I’ve been hearing extremely cool things about it. After that, it’s Atomacon in Charleston, SC! I discovered this convention late last year and was only able to be a panelist, which means you didn’t see that much of me. But this time, it’s different. I’ll be a full-fledged guest, which means more face time with the audience and I can’t wait. :D

 

My ConGregate Schedule

congregate alienIf you’re in the Winston Salem, NC area and you’re into Sci-fi and Fantasy, you might want to check out ConGregate. Here’s what my schedule looks like, so stop by. I’d love to see you there. Oh, and I’ll have some swag and some books on hand for signing, too. :)

 

 

Happy Birthday, Mocha Memoirs Press!

HB balloonsI had no idea Mocha Memoirs had been in the business for four years. For most ebook companies today, they’re lucky enough if they survive their first year. Kudos to MMP!

So what does this mean for readers? Some really good stuff. Like discounted books and the chance to win a gift bag filled with MMP books and other goodies. Make sure you check out their website today!

My ConCarolinas Schedule

I this is late, but it took me find out where I’m going to be at ConCarolinas. Here’s my schedule and I hope to see you there!

Romance in Fantasy
Friday 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Spanish Moss and Magic Spells 
Saturday 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Brigands, Thieves and Pirates 
Saturday 8:00 – 9:00 pm

The Art of the Sex Scene
Saturday 11:00 pm – 12:00 am