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!

COVER REVEAL (Again) – Bittersweet

E-book on sale for $2.99 at Amazon.

Bittersweet_Print Cover

A HUGE thanks to Kat at Aeternum Designs! For the anniversary of Bittersweet’s release, I wanted it to have a facelift. It’s taken me a couple of months of on-and-off searching before I finally found something that I really liked. I absolutely LOVE this cover!

Before you ask, this will be available for The Novel Experience book signing event. If you don’t get me at The Novel Experience, then there are several other times where you can catch me throughout the year. Just check out for where and when on my website.

COVER REVEAL – The Grotesquerie

Here it is! Under this lovely cover for The Grotesquerie is where my creepy short story Sedah Point, Arizona lives. So when it comes time for release (February 2014), show your support for Women in Horror Month by purchasing a copy. Also, check out editor Eden Royce’s blog for more information on how this amazing anthology came to fruition. *happy dancing* 🙂

Cover Reveal – IF I SHOULD DIE

cover art - MEDHere’s the cover reveal for If I Should Die.  It’s an 18,000-word vampire romance that’s different from anything I’ve written in several ways.  First, it’s a short story.  Second, it’s a vampire romance, something I never thought I’d write.  Third, the heroine is a single mom with a couple of kids.  Let’s face it.  As a single mom, it’s nice to have a paranormal romance that I can relate to.  😉

Here’s the blurb…

Dr. Clarice Adair is a single mom with more than just a truckload of children to worry about.  Centuries ago, she was the vampire companion of a descendant from Elizabeth Bathory.  Today, she’s free and living a “somewhat” human life with all of the sensual cravings of a woman who hasn’t been touched in years.

Sebastian Bova has seen a lot in his two-hundred years.  But, he’s never seen anything as extraordinary as the serum developed by Dr. Adair that can turn a rabid vampire into a tamed pussy cat.  He wants her secret and will have it.  Temptation was never a part of the plan, especially with a single mom who has a bunch of mouths to feed.

Centuries of searching have brought the descendants of Bathory to Clarice’s front door and they’re not leaving with out her.  She’s ready to fight a losing battle to protect her loved ones, unless Sebastian can win over the protective, single-mother’s heart on time to help save them all.  An all-or-nothing battle is brewing and even the winner might not come out on top.

Release Date: 3/25/2013

Horribly Late

Yeah, I know.  Same old story.  I suck and blogging.  Honestly, I had to log into the blog for another reason and had no intentions on blogging.  But when I saw my numbers, there was no way I wanted to ignore that many people who actually came here hoping to see something new.

So what have I been up to since ConCarolinas?  A lot, really.  Well…maybe.  The day job and Little Bit have been taking up most of my time.  Not that I’m using that as an excuse.  I’ve also been doing a lot of reading lately, too.  Some books I’d rather not say anything about, while others I think are pretty awesome.  For instance, I finally got around to reading an Amanda Hocking book and was hooked.  Even better, it’s a zombie book.  Now anyone who knows me knows I’m extremely picky about zombies.  Well, I LOVED Hollowland and Hollowmen.  I so hope there’s a third book in the series.  Hollowland (B+) was better than Hollowmen (B-), but still great when read together.  Like I said, I’d pick up a third book in heartbeat.

Right now, I’m reading House of Reckoning by one of my all-time favorites, John Saul.  I was a little worried at first, but I ended about sixty pages into the story and read one line that made me think “Yeah, that’s the John Saul I know and love!”  So, I’m not putting it down after all.  🙂

I’m looking forward to starting Richelle Mead‘s Bloodlines series, but only when the price of the ebook comes down.  I’m not buying anymore paper, if I can help it.  There’s enough junk in my house as it is.  I don’t need more clutter.

One thing that I especially love in the urban fantasy scene these days is the Cover Art Coverage feature by All Things Urban Fantasy.  If you haven’t seen it, you might want to.  I can fall off into another world with some of the cover art that comes out there days.  Or not, depending upon how crappy it is.  I don’t always agree with Abigail, Julie, and Kristina and it’s usually because they see something totally different from what I see.  As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

Talk to you soon!  I hope.  *gulp*

Cover Art Epiphany

In case you haven’t checked out my website, I have a cover for Hazardous Environment and it looks great!  Honestly, I’m totally in love with it.  😀  But…when my mom and I started talking about when I was going to release HE, she said, “Your cover looks wonderful!  It looks just like your last one that lousy publisher released.”

Wow.  😦  Mom really has a way with words.  She didn’t mean any harm by it, I assure you.  But, she knows my frustrations that I’ve had with Parker and has been witness to them for more than a year now.  She knows exactly how I feel about them, a tenth of what I’ve expressed on this blog.

One of goals this year is not to carry any baggage into the new year.  To start it fresh.  I can’t do that with a cover that reminds me of them.  *sobbing*  So to my heart’s break, I decided to get a new cover.  The only thing is the cover funds for HE are dried up.  Each book has one chance and that’s it.   So, that meant coming up with a new one on my own.

I’m going to duck and cover now in case you guys think that I’ve lost my mind and I should stick to writing.  But I have to admit, nothing says paranormal romance like a guy kissing a girl while submerged in blood and surrounded by claw marks.  😈

One more thing.  The quote is an original from ParaNormal Romance for Seduction on the Prowl.  I want to make that clear, since this is pretty much the same storyline with about 75% of it rewritten.

Here’s the new blurb, too…

Root woman Donna Tucker made a mistake. A person died on her watch, not thanks to tainted roots and herbs that  were meant to heal. Now she must trace her steps to where her stash came from and stop a modern-day plague from  destroying a small town.

She’s not going alone.

Werecheetah Ronan McCleary would rather see her pay for killing his coalition’s matriarch than to accompany her  anywhere. He believes she’s responsible and the only thing this trip is doing is delaying the inevitable. Her death.

But death is hunting them both.

The residents of Seclusion, North Carolina have an unseen force in the midst that has control over the town’s most  influential people. There are those who’ll do anything–kill anyone–to keep the secret of the Davenport Foundation. A  lowly root woman and her werecheetah companion are no match for them. And they won’t be unless they can put their  differences aside and work together to survive the night. Of course, that would mean having to survive each other as  their hearts brave a HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT.

Cover Love for Deadlier by the Dozen

Many thanks to Laura Morrigan for her fabulous design and helping me come with something that rocks!  I was going through some serious brain lock when I tried to come up with an idea for a cover.  I even tried my hand at something that turned out to be a cheesy mess, which is why I leave cover art to my two experts.

So even though I know it’s a late, my goal is to have this book loaded up to Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble some time this weekend.  The print version usually follows about a month-ish later.  There are still a few tweaks I want to do to the inside, so bear with me.  Plus, I’m finding it hard to deal with the whole conversation process, which I loathe, and finding time to rewrite Hazardous Environment, which I have an incredible newfound love for.  I can’t believe I want to actually procrastinate with getting Deadlier by the Dozen in the hands of readers.  What’s this world coming to?  At pivotal-black-moment-turning-point times like this, I really hate the business side of this business.  😆

Oh, and be on the lookout for an excerpt soon, too.