Authors After Dark, Rain Storms, and Vampire Panels

on August 16, 2013

MaryJanice Davidson and RAZHowdy!  It’s storming like crazy here in Savannah, which is perfect for the vampire ball tonight!  So far, this has been a wonderful conference.  The vampire and witch panels were a lot of fun, and the ‘tying up loose ends’ with Kate Douglas was hilarious.  Kate is always funny.  Here’s a picture with MaryJanice Davidson from our vampire panel.  Yeah, I had a bit of a fan girl moment there. 🙂

AKendall and Lynn few of us managed to get away from the conference hotel last night for dinner, and here’s a picture of Lynn Rush/Reese Monroe and Kendall Grey at dinner.  We were heading back for the Bookie Awards and got caught in a deluge—I ended up soaking wet and with crazy hair.  I mean, crazy, crazy, Sue from GraveTellshair.  Sue Brown from GraveTells stopped on the way (Sue’s the smart one) and bought an umbrella.  I was running too fast to snap her picture, but here’s a pic of Sue with a Caribbean Marg.  Looks good, right?

Hey – guess what?  TWISTED won a bookie award for best novella/short story.  I gave a quick thank you speech and have no clue what I said.  I wasn’t expecting to win and Twisted Bookie Awardhadn’t prepared…plus I was a little nervous being in front of all those people at a podium.  It’s a lot easier to be on a panel.

AAD-day 1Other than that, I’ve hung out with the magnificent Justine from Kensington, and we truly enjoyed the grilled cheese sandwich from Blue, here in the hotel.  Also, here’s a quick picture of opening day…see what was on the table.  🙂




Lucky Seven – I’ve Been Tagged

on April 8, 2012

There’s something fun going on right now where authors are tagging other authors.  If you get tagged, you have to put page 77, line 7 and the next 7 lines on your blog.  Bronwen Evans tagged me.  So here’s my entry:  it’s from HUNTED and it looks like seven lines in the book, though more here

She jumped up.  The bedroom door probably held a lock.  “Yes.”

The plane rocked when he slid to his feet, blocking her path to the bedroom.  “Then apparently I’ve ignored my responsibilities long enough.”

He loomed over her.  She had two choices – either knock him aside or take a step back – and only a split second to decide which one to make.  The rational decision was to step back and reason with him.

F*!* reason.

Now, I think I need to tag some folks.  So I’m going to tag Sayde Grace, Bonnie Paulson, and Lynn Rush.

Lynn Rush Reveals the Cover for AWAITED!

on February 7, 2012

Hey all!  Lynn Rush has revealed her cover for Awaited, which is the sequal to Wasteland.  How exciting is that?  Here’s the info:

The voice is a powerful thing…

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.

He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate, mute beauty, to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.

Add Awaited to your Goodreads to-read shelf.

Welcome to the 2011 Eight-Author Blog Hop with Prizes!

on December 12, 2011

Update:  Michelle at True Books won the print copy of a book.  The overall blog winner will be announced in a new post late tonight!  🙂

Two days. Eight Authors. Big prizes

We’re having some fun during this crazy holiday time talking music, movies, and more. Best of all, we’re giving away over $80.00 worth of prizes!

Two days. Tuesday December 13 and Wednesday December 14, 2011. Four blogs each day. All you have to do is show up and comment on each blog to be entered for the grand prize drawing of eight e-books and a $40 Amazon Gift Card! Just in time for the holiday season!

SO, I thought it would be fun to list ten cool quotes from Christmas movies.  Go ahead and see how many you know — I’ll post the answers later this week.  At the end of the list there will be links to the other blogs involved on this hop, as well as a way for you to get more chances to win in the hop as well as a chance to win a SIGNED copy of either FATED or CLAIMED…your choice.  (The answers are now posted below the quotes).


1) “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

2) “You are not exactly Superman, but you are awfully available.” 

3) “I believe… I believe… Even though it’s silly, I believe. ”

4) “Aunt Clara had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl.”

5) “Great. I just beat up Santa Claus.”

6) “Even if we’re horribly mangled, there’ll be no sad faces at Christmas.”

7) “Sometimes seeing is believing. And sometimes the most real things in the world are those things we cannot see.”

8) “Surprised, Eddie? If I woke up tomorrow morning with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am right now.”

9) “You’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy’s right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest. ”

10) “Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.”

Here are the answers:

  • 1) It’s A Wonderful LIfe
  • 2) White Christmas
  • 3) Miracle on 34th Street
  • 4) A Christmas Story
  • 5) The Ref
  • 6)The Grinch
  • 7. The Polar Express
    8. Christmas Vacation
  • 9) Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 10) Frosty the Snow Man


SO, here are the blog hoppers:

Day One December 13th: Lynn Rush, Kendall Grey, Caridad Piñeiro, & Rebecca Zanetti

Day Two December 14th: Rachel Firasek, Ciara Knight, Lisa Kessler, & Jean Murray

Leave a comment on EACH blog during the next two days, and you’ll be entered (25 times) in the drawing for the e-books and Amazon gift card.  In addition, either click on and “like” my facebook page, or follow me on twitter for 10 more chances to win.  (The links are up and over to the right).  Finally…guess where a couple of the movie quotes come from, and I’ll enter you in the drawing to win a print copy of one of my books.  🙂


  • Open internationally
  • Contest runs from 2am (Eastern Standard Time) Tuesday December 13th, 2011 to Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) Wednesday December 14th, 2011. Winner announced Monday December 19th, 2011 on all of the blogs in the hop.
  • Winner: You will have ten days (10) to contact us to claim your prize: ( Failure to contact us within allotted time will forfeit your prize. We can then choose either to re-award the prize to another entrant or not.
  • To earn the twenty-five (25) entries toward the grand prize you must comment on each of the eight blogs participating in the Holiday Blog Hop.
  • Please remember it is illegal to sell, forward, give away or copy electronic books in anyway. Doing so violates copyright.
  • If you are unable to leave comments on the blogs due to lack of internet connectivity/availability, you may enter via email to
  • Have fun!