Monday, April 22, 2013

We Have A Winner!

The Book Boyfriend Blog Hop is over!

(insert sad face here)

It was a blast, and I appreciate all the views and comments along the way!

That being said, a winner has been declared!

Congratulations to...Renee B.!

Renee is the lucky recipient of a $20 Evernight Publishing gift certificate, so she can get those books with all those yummy boyfriends...

And I've been notified that the Grand Prize winner has been chosen as well

Skye K. has won the overall Hop, and she had a few words to say:

My experience during the hop has been a whirlwind. I personally spent close to five hours overall going to blogs reading. Replying to most of them, I may of missed a few and a few I had trouble with it letting me reply. But overall I went into the hop curious and excited and when I was done I was still excited. I learned about books Im not sure Id of otherwise seen. And gotten the opportunity to read a number of them. I am entirely pleased and content with the book hop. Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

Thank you again to all who stopped by and entered. I'm sure there will be more contests in the future, so stay tuned!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Evernight Publishing Book Boyfriend Blog Hop

Book Boyfriends...

They can be strong and sexy, dark and dangerous, rebellious and reckless or cute and quirky. We love to fall in love with these irresistible heroes and Evernight Publishing has them all!

The authors of Evernight invite you to a Speed Date challenge. Their cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, shifters, even steam-powered heroes are waiting to meet you on each author website. 50 heroes in 7 days! Are you up for the challenge?

Pull up a chair and get to know every single one. I’d love to introduce you to my hero...

Draco Taralundar from Burn With Me.

Draco is a Sun Whisperer, an ancient race descended from the sun. I managed to get him to sit down for a few moments and fill out this survey, so that all of you can get to know him a little better!

NAME: Draco Taralundar
AGE: Irrelevant - too many years to count
INTERESTS: Technology, protecting those I care about, finding my missing home planet
SKILLS: Telepathy, talking to suns, manifesting fireballs of death with my hands, incinerating Raknorg soldiers with said fireballs
FAVORITE PLACE: the vacation planet of Aerinstar
FAVORITE ACTIVITY: walking along the beach of the violet sea of Aerinstar
FAVORITE FOOD: anything I can feed to a beautiful woman
BEST FRIEND: my sentient ship, CAIT (Cloaked Artificial Intelligent Transport)

What’s up for grabs?

•One lucky hopper will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE eREADER sponsored by Evernight Publishing.

•Every book blogger/reviewer site is giving away one free eBook from Evernight (winner’s choice of any eBook from Evernight Publishing’s website).

•Plus, each author offers their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win. My prize will be an Evernight Publishing gift certificate!

How to enter?

Just answer this question! What color are Draco's eyes? Be sure you leave the answer and your email address in the comments below to be eligible to win a prize.

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fool For Romance!

Spring is here! (at least on the calendar) and that means it's time for the Fool For Romance Contest!

Lots of great authors and prizes to be had!

Enter to Win Here!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cover Reveal!

I got my cover for Burn With Me, as well as a release date!

Oh, Happy Day!

Coming March 25th from Evernight Publishing!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Contract!

Just a little note to let you all know that my sci-fi story has found a home! Book one of the Legend of the Sun Whisperers series will be coming to Evernight! It's called Burn With Me, and I'm beyond thrilled!

Been in the editing cave, but as soon as I get cover art and a release date, I will share!

Until then, here's the burb.

Maddelyn Sowers and her niece, Serra, struggle daily to survive. Their once beautiful home has been devastated by a race of alien warriors called the Raknorg, who have stripped the planet of its resources, and unleashed a deadly sickness that is slowly killing the population. Inexplicably immune from the disease, Maddelyn has witnessed her family members and friends die, young Serra next on the disease's list. Their world is shaken even further when a mysterious stranger literally falls from the sky one night. Though his presence puts them in danger, Maddeyn can't refuse the plea for help in his golden eyes. Draco Taralundar claims to be a Sun Whisperer, the last of an ancient race descended from the sun. Maddelyn has difficulty reconciling the handsome man with the fantastic tales of her youth, but his capacity for healing and wielding the powers of fire are hard to ignore, renewing her hope for the first time in years. But will the fire that burns deep within his soul save what's left of her heart, or consume them both?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No Leg To Stand On


It's been awhile since I've posted. And for good reason, let me tell you.

While driving home from work on October 11, 2012, I was in a serious car accident. A young guy who had just bought a car failed to yield on one of the busiest streets in Lexington, plowed into me, sending me into yet another car.

I've been in a few car accidents in my life, each and every one no fault of mine, but this one was the worst by far. I immediately knew something was wrong with my right foot, and when I looked down after the smoke cleared, my foot was twisted and almost beside my ankle.

Needless to say, I was alarmed.

An ambulance took me to the nearest hospital and the docs confirmed that my ankle was shattered. What has followed since has been two surgeries, metal plates in my foot, splints, and casts. And right before Thanksgiving, my Grandfather passed away. Because of my foot, I was unable to make the trip to attend the funeral. I'm just now to the point where I will be starting physical therapy, and the surgeon says that I might get to try and walk again near the end of January.

It's been a challenge for me not being able to walk and do things myself. My life has been turned upside down and inside out. I haven't been able to work my day job, which is what pays my bills. The pain has been a challenge to deal with, and the pain meds typically left me sleepy and/or loopy. So writing hasn't really been an option either. I'm just now getting to the point where I can focus enough to possibly write and do crafts.

So that's what's been going on in my life. I'm hoping now I am on my way to reclaim what I once had, and possibly even make it better. Because as bad as it was and is, I know that it could have been worse.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Bride's Journey by Laurie Sorensen

Today I am excited to feature fellow author, Laurie Sorensen, and her new Evernight Publishing release, The Bride's Journey!


Slightly plump and over aged at six and twenty, Abigail Preston sits on a shelf in England, with no hope of marriage. She loses all she loves to the epidemic cholera, and to make matter worse, her father’s will stipulates she must marry within a year to inherit. Desperate, she answers an advertisement for a bride in America; Benjamin Siddle only requests that she be made of sturdy stock and resistant to cold weather. Opportunity is knocking for Abby so she travels to America to marry a man she doesn’t know in a last bid for happiness. Abigail is faced with an unknown surprise upon arrival at Benjamin’s home, what will she do? Someone is willing to do whatever it takes to stop her marriage to anyone. But does this mad man want her or her money? Can Ben and Abby overcome the obstacles placed in their way and find true love along the way?


Bereft of his heat, Abby shivered slightly staring at the door. What must he think of me now. I am nothing but a wanton woman, pushing myself on a man who doesn’t know me. Oh my, what things he made my body feel, I wanted to burn with it, yet there must be more to it than what I was feeling. But what more could there be?

Abby entered her room, locking the door she leaned up against it and sighed. Her heart was still fluttering so she took a couple of deep breaths trying to calm her thoughts. The bed seemed to call her name, her lids getting heavy as she made her way across the room. Maybe a good night’s rest will clear these ridiculous notions from my head.

She removed her robe, draped it over the end of the bed and climbed beneath the sheets. Her night rail proved too warm, sighing she got out of bed and removed it. Abby placed it on the end of the bed with her wrapper and slipped under the covers, the cool linen luxurious against her soft skin. She snuggled into the down feather mattress and took a deep breath. I can almost smell him. My friends were right, men have a most fascinating smell. The pillow she had laid her head on smeller lightly of lavender, and her hands smelled of Benjamin, smiling, she slipped into a restless sleep filled with dreams.


His hand reached for her, tipping her face up for his kiss. Abby molded herself to his body, melding them into one being. She wrapped her arms around his neck, arching her back begging for more. Benjamin picked her up, carrying her to the bed, deepening the kiss, eliciting small moans from the back of her throat. Never breaking the kiss, he laid them down stroking her body freely. Tweaking one nipple in his fingers, his lips left her mouth, blazing a white hot trail down her neck to the other nipple. Sucking it into his mouth he suckled there and was rewarded when she threw her head back catching her breath. Smiling, he chanced a glance at her face before letting her nipple go to kiss her ribs and stomach. Abby was wriggling upon the sheets when his mouth took possession of her most private parts. Benjamin slid his tongue through the golden brown curls hiding her treasure and found the hard little nub that would bring her the greatest pleasure known to womanhood. He lightly nipped the rosy bud before delving deeper into her, stroking his tongue up and down her moist slit. One hand stroked her while his tongue journeyed in and out of her shaft, the other hand never having left the nipple he played with.

Abby moaned loud enough to have awakened herself. She was breathing heavily while one hand was stroking a hardened nipple and the other was between her legs, soaking wet. Jerking up in bed, she brought her hands out from under the blankets as her body, hot and sweating, shaking. Oh my, what on earth was all that? A quick glance about the room proved she was alone; Benjamin wasn’t there. Gasping, she collapsed upon the pillow, her cheeks pink and covered herself completely before finally slipping into a restful sleep.

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