Sunday, October 9, 2016

October treats!

Ongoing computer issues have made it difficult to update my blog recently, sorry.  The post might appear wonky since I'm updating from my laptop, so I apologize in advance, but had to share all the fun events coming up this month.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, I'll be one of dozens of authors at the York Book Expo at the York Fairgrounds. Last year's event was a great success, and this year's promises to be even better. Bring the kids for the children's activities, or leave them at home for the wine tasting. ;)  Get ready to stock up on some great reads for the long winter's nights!

On Oct. 18, I'll be moderator and panelist for the SciFi and Fantasy Panel at Bosler Library's Celebrate the Book Week. New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder, Dennis Royer and D.C. McLaughlin will be panelists, and we'll have a signing afterward. It should be a really interesting event! It runs from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. at the Carlisle library.

Then on Friday and Saturday, I'll be back at Bosler Library at an author table with my books. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of friendly faces there.

Halloween wouldn't be complete without a Spooky Scary Sizzling signing, so I'll be joining several other authors at Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Join us... if you dare! Mwahahaha.

Friday, September 2, 2016

A bittersweet day

As of yesterday, the rights for my paranormal Vitruvian Man trilogy - Cursed, Charmed and Claimed - reverted to me. I subbed the first to Decadent and was so thrilled when Cursed was one of the few stories to launch their new Tease line.

I'm so grateful to Decadent Publishing for all they've done for me. I can't say enough good things about this publisher, and highly recommend them to any romance writer.

The downside was that the specs for the Tease line said only short stories. So much was cut from the original, and little additional was allowed for the next two.

I always thought these were some of my best paranormal stories. They blended a fascinating history of Venice, an imagined dark side to Leonardo da Vinci, and a very unusual paranormal hero. The heroine transformed from a meek scientist who dabbled in fire dancing, into a powerful fire mage.

But some readers were disappointed by the shortness of the stories, and some said they felt rushed.

So I'm going to take some time to revise these three into one amazing novel.

Meanwhile, the lesson learned is once again, go with your gut. I'd actually pulled the sub for Cursed initially because my gut said the story needed to go into more detail, but it was such an honor and thrill to help launch this new line, that vanity overshadowed my story-senses.
We'll see where the journey takes me!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Get your goddess on!

The Goddess Connection says: Every woman should be treated like a goddess. Now you can read Goddess, Awakened, the first in the series for just 99 cents! Hurry, the sale ends 10/2.

Goddess, Awakened
The Goddess Connection, Book 1
Fantasy/paranormal romance novel
About 89,700 words

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.
A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.
Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.