Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reader Book Clubs - Do You Participate?

Participate in a Book Club?

      If you participate in a book club and are needing swag to distribute to your reading members, please contact me via my link on the side. I'd be happy to send you book marks from my books, a few key chains, pens and sticky note pads. I also giveaway tee shirts and goodie bags for many of my contests I run through my newsletter and those who follow my blog. Once a month I pick a winner from each of those lists so if you want to be included just follow me or subscribe to my newsletter.
      Want me to promo your reader book club? I'd be happy to do a post and short interview with you so my readers can find your site or group. Again, use my link on the side to contact me and we'll get something up for you.
      I have a book signing on Saturday, March 23 from 11 - 2:00 PM at ...and Books, Too! in Clarkston WA if you're in the area and would like to stop by! I'll be doing a contest during the signing so come get your entry in!

Author Chats - If your group would like to meet me online for an author chat, I have a site where we can do that. If you're a romance reader and would like to visit with me during a chat, please let me know. I'd love to set up a few more reader chats in the future. They're fun and I get to give away more stuff to YOU! Leave a comment if this is something you'd like to see happen. I love talking with readers so let's get some chatter going! Thank you for stopping in!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Romantic Suspense at the Lighthouse

 Whisper at the Lighthouse!

      I've been a lighthouse fanatic for as long as I can remember and I love talking with others who love visiting them. Each one I've visited has a different feel to it. Whether walking around the outside or exploring inside the keeper's house or the tower, I always wondered about the people who took care of the place so many years ago. I know they had to love keeping watch over the waters that lay before them or they wouldn't have done it. Some raised their families at the keeper's house while some kept watch through a lonely vigil, waiting to be of assistance to a capsized vessel on their watch.
     Some visitors can feel the spirits right away and by touching the walls or stair railing, they instantly get a sense of who the spirit is. If they're lucky, they get a message from those individuals. Were they all good spirits from those ships that sank before help could arrive? Or are some evil spirits set on taking out their revenge on visitors because they no long live?
     This brings us to the very real possibility that their spirits still roam the grounds and inside the home and tower. Have you heard the sound of steps on the quiet iron stairway leading to the top? Did you take pictures and perhaps capture a spirit in your photo whether it be an orb, a mist or an actual apparition?
     I invite you to leave a comment just because I find this so interesting! Which is why I wrote my newest book, Whispers at Ghost Point, about my heroine wanting to remodel an abandoned lighthouse. She just wasn't prepared to meet up with such an evil spirit inside, nor the man she meets there to be part of a past she knew nothing about!
     I hope I've interested you enough that you take a chance on buying my new book, Whispers at Ghost Point. My characters have lived and loved before but are totally unaware of the past they had together. Join them as they discover the evil that still follows them everywhere! My website tells you more about the characters, places they visited and I've included a book trailer for you. Please enjoy your visit!

     If you've enjoyed this post or the book, please use the share buttons below so others can see the share and stop by! Thank you!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Come find out more about Vincent Morrone, Paranormal Author

Vincent Morrone
Paranormal Author

Check back later this week for the
interview with Vincent!

Stop by his website to
watch the book trailer
and see what else he's up to!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Be positive in your thinking everyday!

Thank you, Readers!

       I decide a few weeks ago to make my book FREE so more people could read it. There are only thirteen or so pages in it, but I do believe there's a message in there that's helped many people already and I wanted more to get the message! To my surprise...and due to all of you who grabbed a FREE book hit #3 on the self-help charts! I was amazed to see that because I had no idea that would even happen. Today it's #6 and I'm still excited about that. If you've not downloaded your copy, I hope you do. My website has the buy links to all the online sites and it is FREE at all of them or should be. For you...I hope you get the message of the book!
       It's too easy for many people to wake up daily and be on the 'wrong side of the bed' so to speak. That's happened to all of us but it doesn't have to ruin the entire day. Recognize that your mood isn't the way you want to feel all day and make a point right then and there to change the way you're thinking. Our thoughts have so much to do with what we pull into our lives - or rather, 'karma' that we gather around us.
      Yes, YOU can change your life by changing your thoughts and it IS that easy. Some days we disagree with that statement and that's long as you don't make a daily habit of it. Change your habit of thinking badly because it IS a habit. We attract what we think. As I state in my book, just by thinking and envisioning what you want your life to be like and what you want IN your life, you can change what life brings to you. Each day can be a new experience but first you have to think about it that way.
      Each day depends on what we think about and that starts before we even roll out of bed. As we're waking up, consider what's coming to mind as you breathe in and start your day. Make a concerted effort to think day at a time...and before you know it, you've changed your bad habit of bad thinking.
    If this post has helped you at all, please share it on FB, Twitter or Google+ via the share buttons at the end of the post. May your days ahead be a little brighter and may each day include a little more of the great things you're pulling into your life! Think of a new path you can take each day. Thank You!!

Take a new path to new thinking...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Happenings!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Congratulations to:
Christine B
Dinner Card Winner!

     I'm happy to be able to giveaway so many great things to my readers and I thank all of you for stopping by to get in on my contests but they aren't over yet! You can still get in on the necklace giveaway (and I'll be adding additional gift cards to that drawing even though it doesn't state that!), the signed copy of Whispers (over on the left at GoodReads) plus check my previous post where I listed other sites that are doing giveaways. Some have ended but many are still going on! is also having a party!
      I hope you have a fun sexy evening planned for your partner. Who wants to share what their plans are? Don't be shy, we want some ideas. Are you sharing chocolate covered strawberries and champagne? Yum! My honey has gifted me with tickets to a wine tasting and dinner and....I received a dozen roses last, pink and white! I also gave him a dozen yellow roses on Monday so he could enjoy them all week!
     If you're in a giving mood and want to help ME...please click over to GoodReads, sign in and vote for Whispers at Ghost Point. It's currently at #29 but I'm hoping it can move up the chart with your help this weekend! Thank you for clicking over to vote.
     Another surprise happened for me on Wednesday...a week or so ago I decided to make Unleash Your Inner Strength FREE. When I checked my sales stats, I couldn't believe the number of FREE downloads that had taken place nor the #3 spot the book jumped into! OMG! I smiled all day! If you've not downloaded your FREE copy, click over to my website page, then click your favorite online store to download the book!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Let me buy your Valentine's Day Dinner!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Congratulations to:
Christine B!

Let me buy you DINNER!

     As you know, I love doing giveaways for my readers and this holiday is no exception! Since I can't actually take you to dinner myself, the next best thing is a gift card that will allow me the honor of buying your dinner. I'd love for you to use it for Valentine's Day but you probably already have a date who will buy your dinner.
      But...if not and you want in on a chance to win a dinner card, get your entry into the Rafflecopter! There isn't much time as I want to pick a winner on Wednesday night so I have time to send your gift card to you. The easiest and quickest way for that to happen is to be sure you include your email address and where you'd like your card to, such as Applebees, Red Lobster, O'Charlies or any place that has a site where I can buy YOUR dinner card! For international winners, if I can get online and get a card for you, you can also win so get the word out there!
      Please tweet, share the link on your FB page or Google+ page! Let others know that they can stop by and get in on the giveaway. Thank you for stopping in and good luck!! I hope all of you have a wonderful dinner and fantastic sexy day!

Don't forget a sexy read for
when you get back home!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

E-Book Giveaways and more!!

E-books, Paperbacks, 
& Gift Cards!

      To help you win faster, I've listed the sites to click over to and get your entries in. Some are my contests and some are contests run by other authors and blogs. Have fun and good luck!

(be sure to scroll all the way down her blog
to see all the great books and prizes listed!)

Whisper's Paperback at GoodReads
(drawing February 28th)

Deanna's Necklace Giveaway
(drawing February 28th)

(Feb 10-18)

      There are so many contests going on in February so I hope you're able to get into as many as you can. On Sunday, my Valentine's Day contest begins for a dinner card and you'll get it in time to use for Thursday night dinner! Be sure to come back here and get into the contest. It'll only be for three days...I know, not much time to enter, so you'll have to mark your calendar to stop back here.

      Get in on my newsletters so you can stay up on what's happening with me and what's coming up. By subscribing, you also get in on more gift cards, tee shirts, goodie bags and who knows what else I might throw in! Check out my newsletters!

     I can only continue to do giveaways as long as my books sales keep going so please let your friends know about my romance books! I so appreciate your support. Leaving reviews on Amazon, B & N, and Smashwords helps others find my books, too!

Feel free to comment there and chat with other readers!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Meet Malcolm Campbell - Contemporary Fantasy Fiction

Malcolm Campbell
Contemporary Fantasy
(Glacier National Park-NPS Photo)

      Come join us in a setting that is right out of Malcolm's book which looks much like that photo. Swiftcurrent Valley in Montana’s Glacier National Park is a the perfect setting. Pristine, glacier-fed lakes, hundreds of miles of trails, mountain goats and bears, and sometimes a late summer snowfall. We have hot coffee and hot chocolate, with Bailey's on hand for those who'd like to warm up a little more. Let's gather around the lodgepole porch and chat with Malcolm!

Deanna:  Malcolm, thank you for hanging out with our readers all week! Fantasy fiction is growing by leaps and bounds and easily takes the reader away from their daily stresses. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Malcolm: I seriously considered a job with a railroad. Goodness knows how this would have played out if my application for work at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe had been accepted. I used to write stories inside my head by driving; so, I thought my love of railroads might be a great way to spend my days and nights, running a locomotive at the head end of a long train while constructing other worlds inside my head.

Deanna:  Let's have some fun for a moment. For an evening out, would it be dinner or a movie? What would the dinner be? What might the movie be?

Malcolm: If dinner, I like Japanese and Thai food a lot. Nothing beats a meal that begins with two or three cups of hot sake. If a movie, I haven’t seen “Les Misérables” or “Lincoln” yet. Nothing beats a good movie on a cold winter night after one has had a hot pot of rice soup with chicken (Torizosui) and plenty of Sake.

Deanna:  I do love Thai food also! Do you prefer wine, whiskey, scotch, or ice tea?

Malcolm: Scotch, especially a dark, smoky, peaty single malt.

Deanna:  Yum! What do you do to relax when you aren’t writing?

Malcolm: I used to hike, but then bad knees and bad ankles made that difficult. Reading and a few interesting TV shows are my current relaxation methods. Boring TV shows can be made better by sipping Scotch.

Deanna:  LOL I agree! As authors, we’ve sometimes been accused of being several people. How many personalities live in your mind?

Malcolm: My sources told me you would probably sneak a question like this into the discussion in a way that looks innocent but then the minute the author answers, a bunch of men in white coats show up and cart the author off to a place they refer to as “the funny farm” even though it’s probably not funny at all because one is zoned out on heavy meds and doesn’t know what’s happening until he’s finally “kicked loose” in the middle of the big city where he believes he’s an insurance salesman or a chiropractor.

Deanna:  Thanks for the laugh! I'll have to have a chat with our 'soure' for sure! How many plots do you include in one of your books?

Malcolm: As many as I can get away with. Of course, writing fantasy makes this easier because magic allows things to get skewed out into alternate universes where some of the plots are real and some are only dreams. I love stories than fold in on themselves and make the reader grab for a bottle of Scotch to stay relatively zoned out.

Deanna:  What one thing would you pass on to new writers?

Malcolm: I always tell aspiring writers that I have no clue what they ought to do to become successful because set formulas and advice are usually a lot worse than figuring out who you are as a writer in your own way.

Deanna:  I like that! Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Malcolm: My novels are contemporary fantasies, and that means that worlds of regions of magic exist and overlap with the world as we know it. My main characters not only know magic is real, they live their daily lives using it. I like outdoor settings, especially mountains. “Sarabande” and “The Sun Singer” are partially set in Glacier National Park as is my upcoming novel “The Seeker.”

Deanna:  Tell us about your latest book and the type of reader if may appeal to.

Malcolm:Sarabande” is the story of a woman from a look-alike alternative universe who needs the help getting rid of a persistent ghost from a man in our world who knows how to bend time and change the past. The story is about Sarabande’s journey and the difficult challenges she faces dealing with bad guys while also trying to figure out how to survive in a world where science and technology, rather than magic, are behind everything we do. (Her world is similar our world in the 1870s.) Readers who like strong female protagonists will identify with Sarabande who, I have to say, is a fighter!

Deanna:  I like that. Our fantasy readers should enjoy your books! The author’s page on your website said you were raised by alligators. Then it said you grew up in a pack of wolves. Now it says you became a writer because your name is mentioned in the Mayan calendar. What’s this about?

Malcolm: One way or another, writers write to find out who they are. Some say we can’t answer that question until we’ve written about it. I keep trying out different theories on my author’s page to see which one fits best. So far, they all fit, and I have to say, that doesn’t bode well.

Deanna: Can we figure out who you are through your characters?

Malcolm: Yes, but you’ll have to decide for yourselves which things actually happened and which things were dreams my characters lived on my behalf. Like my characters, I believe magic is real and that we can figure out how to use it. But here’s a clue: I never did climb the world’s most difficult mountain (K2) or run a passenger train in Montana, so protagonist David Ward, in my upcoming “Garden of Heaven,” trilogy does that for me. It’s almost as good as being there in “real life.”
     I'll be around all week to chat with readers who want to share their love of reading fantasy stories like mine!

Deanna:  Malcolm, thank you so much for being my guest this week. Readers, let's help Malcolm get the word out about Sarabande and his other books by clicking his links and following him. While you're at Amazon, I hope you 'like' and 'tag' his book so others can find it. If you read it, please consider leaving a review, which will raise it in the ranks for other readers.

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