Monday, September 24, 2012

I entered the So You Think You Can Write Contest

and I'm freaking out just a little bit about it ;).

A long time ago (more than a decade at this point), I sent an unsolicited manuscript pitch to Harlequin and received the coveted "request for full" reply. While that book ultimately was turned down (and rightfully so), that letter has been a driving factor in my continuing to write and write and write.

The contest at this stage requested a pitch (100 words or fewer) and the first chapter (5000 words or fewer). I did it. If I progress, I have to have the book finished by October 12 (which will be pushing it, but I can do it...I wrote the first drafts of the first six Highland Home books in six weeks). I want to progress. I want to WIN!!!!

Voting begins October 2, 2012, but you can read my submission (and all of the others as well) on the website.

I hope you'll check out First Sin is Vengeance. Feel free to let me know what you think and as always, clicking that little "like" button always helps.

Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Want to read a chapter of a new book?

I'm wanting to enter a contest for Harlequin and I would love some feedback on the first chapter I want to use for the contest. Are you interested in reading such a thing? If so, let me know and I will send it to you. The book is young adult, paranormal with time travel.


Get your Highland Home eBooks Autographed!

Through the service, Kindlegraph, you can now get all your Highland Home eBooks (that's right, ebooks) autographed by me personally!

All you have to do is go here: and choose which book you'd like to have me autograph. Be sure to include the name and any other information you'd like included in the inscription in the request.

And best of all? This service is FREE. The only thing it might cost you is if you have the autograph sent to your kindle using your kindle email, Amazon may charge a small delivery fee (you'll want to check your amazon account for that information). The autograph and the delivery to your regular email are always free.

Also, if you already have a PRINT copy of one of the books, you can still request an autograph and I will be happy to sign it for you! You'll get the same PDF file as anyone else who requests the service. Then you can either store it or print it out and put it in your print book.

Kindlegraph also keeps your autograph collection together for you so you can retrieve them whenever you like.

I hope you'll check out the service and request autographs for all the Highland Home series books.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Win an eBook Reader, Loaded with the Highland Home Series!

So, I thought a little incentive for helping Mourning Sun crack the top 100 for Free Kindle books might help.

IF Mourning Sun cracks the top 100 in Free Kindle Books before the free sale is over on September 18, I will do a giveaway for an eBook reader preloaded with ALL of the Highland Home Series. That means you get Eternal Sun, Mourning Sun, Captured Sun, Seven Days, Banished Sun, and Nine Lives PLUS this supercool eBook Reader (color may vary depending on availability, but I intend to order RED).

All that has to happen for this giveaway to go live is for Mourning Sun to crack the top 100 in Free Kindle Books. So, if you haven't downloaded it yet, get it. Share the link with everyone you think will enjoy it and ask them to download it too. Get the word out and you'll get your chance to win this great prize!

Help Mourning Sun Crack the Top 100

Get Mourning Sun FREE for Kindle Through September 18, 2012

So yesterday I was super excited to see that Mourning Sun was #1002 on the Free in the Kindle Store list. Then it was #883. Imagine my joy when I awoke this morning and it was #374!

I really want to see Mourning Sun crack the top 100 so it will get on the Top 100 list and get more exposure.

Want to help that happen? All you have to do is download Mourning Sun and share the link with anyone you think might enjoy the book as well.  Since Mourning Sun is FREE until September 18, this won't cost anyone anything, but it sure will help out an indie author with a passion for her work. Remember, you don't have to own a kindle to read kindle books. There are Kindle apps for android and iOS, plus you can now read most books in your browser.

I hope you'll click the link and download the book. While you're there, feel free to click the like button and agree with some tags if you have a moment. Those two tasks are great ways to help out indie authors too.

Thanks in advance and enjoy Mourning Sun. I know I love Mairin and Mathias. I hope you will too!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Get Mourning Sun FREE Sept 16-18

Mourning Sun will be free for Kindle from Saturday, September 15, through Monday, September 17.
Download and read the first installment of the Highland Home Novels. Fall in love with Mairin and Mathias and then follow their journey with Captured Sun, Seven Days, Banished Sun and Nine Lives.

Check out details of Mourning Sun HERE.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nine Lives Is On Tour!

Did you know that the Highland Home Series is on a Virtual Book Tour right now? Check out these participants!

Virtual Book Tour September 10 - September 14th

September 10 - Reading Addiction VBT Blog - Meet and Greet
September 10 - Up All Night Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 11 - The Solitary Bookworm - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 11 - My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
September 12 - Crazy Four Books - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 12 - Moosubi Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
September 13 - The Book Lover's Report - Review/Giveaway
September 13 - Wonderland Reviews -Review
September 14 - Simple Books - Review/Interview

Sept 10 RDB
Just another rabid reader.

Ruby’s Books

Stuffed Shelves

Andi's Young Adult Books 

Frankie Blooding Blooding Book Reviews

Paranaormal Romantic Suspense, 

Roxanne’s Realm

Fang-tastic Books

The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

Lisa’s World of Books

Sept 11-18

September 11 Interview
Roxanne’s Realm

September 12 Promo
Storm Goddess Book Reviews

September 13 Guest blog
For The Love Of Film And Novels

September 14 Interview
Paranaormal Romantic Suspense, 

September 15 Guest blog
Lisa’s World of Books

September 16 Promo
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

September 17 Guest blog
Frankie Blooding Blooding Book Reviews

September 18 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

Celebrate Highland Home Giveaway

Get an autographed copy of Mourning Sun or all five eBooks in the Highland Home series by entering my giveaway. The entry is easy and painless. Winners will be drawn on September 19, 2012.
Good Luck!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Timeswept--A beginning

Ten pages...chapter one...finished today. I'm not certain I'm really done for the day, but I know my butt is numb from the hard chairs at Starbucks and if I drink any more coffee, I'm going to explode.

It's moving well, this new book. I thought I was going to have trouble getting started because I'd had a very brief false start a couple of days ago, but right now, I know where the story is going and I think I know how I'm going to get there.

Wish me luck, everyone. If I get enough requests, I might post part of the first chapter for y'all to read :-)

Who should play Mathias?

So, if someone were to make a movie of the Highland Home Novels, who do YOU think should play Mathias?
I've chosen a few actors, but don't limit yourself to my choices. If you think there's a better actor for the part, let me know! Vote for your favorite or add your choice to the list. The poll is on the sidebar of this blog.

The four actors I've considered are:

Taylor Kitsch--I loved him in The Covenant

Alex Russell--I thought he was awesome in Chronicle

Steven Straight--From The Covenant

Josh Hutcherson--The Hunger Games

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thank You!

You know that moment...the one where you've done something you're proud of and you pray that everyone else thinks it's great too? I've had those moments all day long. I know someone won't like the Highland Home books, but those who do mean so much more to me right now. Thank you, thank you, thank you to every single reader who has enjoyed the books and loved the characters. YOU are the reason I still put fingers to keys and create new worlds.

Please like my author page at Facebook to follow the blog tour as I share Nine Lives: The Fifth Highland Home Novel with everyone. And know that every comment, every star, every review means the world to me.