Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Signing at B & N Burbank!

Barnes & Noble - Sept 3rd!
     Join us in Burbank CA on Sept 3rd from 3-5:00 PM for our book signing. I'll be joined by five other authors as we welcome you to Barnes & Noble. We love talking with readers about our books and want to meet as many as we can. My book, Never Surrender, is about time travel romance and I hope YOU want to step back in time with Kate and Taima. I'm looking forward to signing YOUR copy and giving you a special beaded book mark and goodie bag!
     Help us get the word out to readers living in the Los Angeles area so we can turn this into a huge party. Please us the SHARE buttons below to shout out to other readers. You never know how far your reach really is. Let's do this! To reward you for your generosity in helping, show us where you shared the post in the CONTEST link below:

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Candles for Surrender Series!

Candles for Surrender Series!

     OMG! I love, love, love the scent of this candle and the wax melts! Thank you to Book Scents for creating an unforgettable scent that perfectly matches what my characters smell in the novel. The owner worked with me until we got the scent just right and I received my package the other day. The large candle is $15.99 plus s/h. You can click their link and click shop, then request a special order for the Surrender Series candle in they type you'd like and she will ship it to you. I so wish I could create a scratch-n-sniff right here on the blog.
      Authors who read this can also work with the owner to create a candle of your own for one of your novels, series, or a character. Click over to her site and click Writer's Block to see her price packages.
      Readers, get into the contest below to win a small cup of the wax melt. I'll give away THREE of them!
      MORE GREAT NEWS!!  The other day I was notified that Never Surrender won a literary award. My publisher called to congratulate me and sent out a press release. I'm so honored to have won this. Thank you to the Marie M. Irvine Literary Excellence Award - WOW!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Contest for 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

     Wishing each of you a safe holiday! Let's celebrate America and what we stand for. Hug your family and friends and enjoy the time you spend with them. Life is precious and is taken for granted much too often. I pray for peace and happiness, yet there are those who refuse to let others be happy because they are not. May each of THEM be blessed with the happy fairy dust we sprinkle on them.

     I've got a contest for you over at my new blog on my website. Get your entries in and use the share buttons below so others can get into the fun, too. Click over and see what I'm giving away. I'm also getting the next newsletter ready so subscribe if you aren't already!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let's Pray for Peace....

My Heart Hurts
I hope you join me in offering up prayers for Orlando and the violence taking place there, for those killed and injured at the Pulse Bar and those left behind who lost a child, friend or loved one. Let's also pray for the killing of a young singer taken before her time because of a crazed fan and his selfish act.
I don't understand the need for so much killing and it still continues throughout the world, not just here in the US. Texas is also dealing with another hostage situation because of obvious suicidal tendencies and those who want to hurt others because they hurt.
Our police force and other first responders need our prayers also, that they may continue to protect us and stay safe themselves. Their families worry daily about their safety against the crazy people. May they all be watched over and protected as they do their jobs and put their own lives on the line for us.
When will all this stop so we can come together and live in peace? We shouldn't be afraid to travel or attend events in our own cities for fear of being shot at, killed, taken hostage or help someone commit a crime they think is necessary. Our world needs peace and right now, I'm not sure we'll ever see that....

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What pulls you into a story?

Characters or locations?

     Some stories and characters get stuck in our heads after we finish the books, making us hunger for more of what they're doing in the next book. This is because the setting pulled us in, the multi-faceted characters touched our hearts and the way they interacted with each other put us right into their group of friends. Once the story book is ended, we want to hang out with those characters again and hope another book comes out so we can rejoin them.
     I've heard from so many readers that Kate and Taima did just this for them and they want to know what happened once they got back together in the present time. Thank you to those of you who write telling me how much you loved the story. I've included links on my website so all of you can see where the story took place, the house Brandon lives in, and the local of the Wind River Valley where the Shoshone Nation lived in 1835. The ties created between Kate and Taima bind them through time, but also pull the evil into the present to haunt and destroy them...or at least try. The love between Kate and Brandon began one hundred years before these two met and is strong enough to withstand any evil shape shifters from their past. I hope you click over to my website to see where all this happens and read an excerpt from the book.
     I'm excited about this book for several reasons. First, I signed with a publishing company, Doce Blant Publishing, back in December and in January, the hard cover of Never Surrender was printed. As an author, I can't explain how happy I was to hold that first copy and now I can sign them for YOU! Visit the store at my website to order your copy today.
     Second, I'm creating a candle scent with a company who does this for other books called Book Scents. The owner brings the scents in the books to life so the reader can smell the book as they read. Have you ever wondered what it would smell like to be in the story with the characters as they sit around a bonfire or walk through a forest...or a field of sagebrush? I'm sampling candle scents that she sent me, like pine, sage, leather and smoke, and soon we should have a candle just for the Surrender Series! I knoooow!
     Third, my publisher asked my thoughts on a coloring book for the series. Now, this took me back a step, as I'd never entertained the idea of a coloring book, so I had to go see what the buzz was about. Adult coloring books relieve stress as we design our own colorful pictures from book series we enjoy or perhaps just peaceful designs, like butterflies or flowers. Well, I'm happy to tell you that very soon a coloring book for the Surrender Series will be available through my publisher, as well as your favorite online stores! I hope you enjoy the stress relief of my coloring book.
     The sequel is half done and May is the month I will finish this book. You've all been waiting years for this and I will buckle into my chair and make it happen now that tax season is over. I've not been able to write since November and now is the time! Watch for the hard cover copy this summer!







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