Monday, April 30, 2007

Divas Deliver Again

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Oasis of My Heart

by Tara S Nichols

Release Date May 25th 2007

Sadie Davies is running away for the second time in her life. The first time she wanted stardom. This time she is running from it. Intending to keep a low profile she sets up for a solitary life, but with sexy, know-it-all, neighbour Dustin Reed she finds it rather difficult. Moving in next door to playboy Dustin Reed wasn’t Sadie Davies idea of keeping a low profile. With ex-manager Horace Bigelow hunting her down the last thing Sadie wants is a distraction.
Now she has to decide whether to let this lady-killer into her life for fear of attracting a real killer.
Available May 25th from Cobblestone Press!

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The Spirit Within

by Shonna Brannon

ISBN: 978-1-60088-130-5

Alyssa Carrington's spirit must search out the man who tried to kill her before her body’s taken off life support and she moves on to the other side.

Sam Carson’s a detective whose sister was murdered the night Alyssa was attacked. When he hears a voice claiming to be the spirit of Alyssa, he thinks he’s going crazy. Can he go against the rules and track down his sister’s killer and get Alyssa back in her body or will his feelings for her spirit get in the way and send her to the other side, making him lose his chance with her forever.

To buy visit Cobblestone Press!

Second Sight

by Debbie Mumford

ISBN: 1-934069-51-5

A mysterious grimoire of Celtic origins has been linked to two murders. To break the case, psychic investigator Zach Douglass seeks the assistance of a gifted translator, beautiful Jenny Murdoch. But Jenny has a dark secret. She's spent years repressing a potent psychic talent: her 'tiger', which she believes killed her parents. Jenny will crack the grimoire and learn to trust her tiger, but she'll fall under suspicion for the murders. And one of the victim's was Zach's fiancée.

Available May 1st from Freya's Bower!

And They're Back

Full of exciting stories and news. Full of amazing feats and costumes and parties. Not to mention freebies. How wonderful it must be to have all that on your doorstep.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Leave of Absence

The romance world goes crazy at this time of year as everyone gets ready for the Romantic Times conference, so until the madness is over, I will only be blogging about earth shattering events. I hope you'll all be back here after the conference, full of ideas and enthusiam, and we'll continue skewing the world off center. 'Til then, happy writing, y'all, and have fun.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Something Blue

Today I did the line edits for Something Blue, my inspirational novella coming out in By Grace's Brides and Bouquets 2007 in June. Closer to release date, I'll post the blurb and give you all a sneaky peak.

But for today I thought I'd let this beautifully rendered promise box do the talking. Maybe you have the whole living with balance thing whipped, but sometimes I need to remember the story of Mary & Martha. Yes, I'm a Martha -- throw my hands in the air and scream, "But there's so much to do!" Finding gifts like this promise box reminds me to sit back, shut up, and remember that God is still in control of the heavens.

Colorful Inspirational Bible Verses

Monday, April 16, 2007


Yes, there is such a thing. It's an Australian animal protection society. You can find them here --

And given my current spending habits, this dot com is likely the only Babe saving there'll be until I get that magic six figure deal. :-)


Isn't it amazing what you find when you google yourself? Yeah, I'm avoiding talking about the hot blog topic of the mo -- to rape or not to rape. Why? Coz I think rape is morally wrong, but if we don't explore ideas in books, how do we share what other people think about things? And if we start censoring scenarios, where do we stop? So I'm just looking at all the cute pigs. Take that, Radiant Wilbur, I'm Gallant.

Or not. :-)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bite Me!

Big excitement of the day, my young boy lost a tooth. Yep, that constitutes excitement in this neck of the woods. :-) He thinks he'll become rich over night. The older son offered to help by knocking out more teeth. Um, yeah.

For those of you with kids who wanna play some tooth games, you might like to visit here.

And for those who've been there, you can get the shirt.

Personally, I think that's going a bit far, but to each his own.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I Woke in Mordor!

Yes, I thought it was time I put up a self portrait. Does my hair look a little gray to you?

Small wonder. I woke in Mordor this morning, complete with seige towers, the Grond (hammer of the underworld), catapault and Ballista, or should that be blisters? The boys are on holidays and decided it might be fun to surround Mummy like Lilliputlians (oops! wrong story), just waiting for me to open my eyes so they could launch the battle. Thankfully, knex weaponry is mostly destructible with one stomp of my cave troll foot. He he he.

I guess I should be glad they didn't act like Orcs and eat each other. Then again....

Four more days of holidays to go. I don't think I can make it! Somebody send in the Nazguls!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Robin' the Rich

To give to the paw. See, Robin Hood was really a pet lover. :-)

I'm currently writing a short story that grew into a novella (from little things...) about Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Now when you think of that romantic duo, you probably think of something like this...

What's not to love about Uma? The woman is gorgeous.

However, my Maid Marian looks nothing like that. She's a frizz-haired makeup artist for a funeral home in modern day Florida. Rob is somewhat of a cyberthief and rock guitarist. And the perfect body they get close to ... well, let's just say that it's not their lover's. Or alive.

I'm having fun writing this. Funeral homes need not be grave. Hey, it worked for Evelyn Waugh's "The Loved One." And I would like to say no pets were harmed in the making of this story, though the junkie dog did come close.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Fairies in the Park

The park was full of easter eggs, fairies, pink flamingoes

and butterflies. :-)

There was also live music and a fighting display by the Anachronistic group. The fairy harpist let my musical son play a celtic tune on his harp. He was so impressed he gave my son his biz card and asked him to come by for a jam session. I won't go into the chaos my boy caused later in the day that saw us in the ER, but there is no doubting his musical talent.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

E - stir

Just wanted to wish you all a blessed Easter. I hope whatever you are doing for the holiday that you will be safe and happy.

Luv ya,


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Down the Literary Road

Some critics have said that my work sounds too literary for pop lit and in particular for contemporary romance. That may be a fair comment given how much literary work I've studied and how much I still love it. While I know those are my roots, I try to bring the elements of literature that I adore to the elements of pop lit that I love and marry them for a pleasing hybrid. As to whether I do that well or bastardise both in the process, well... that remains to be seen. I'm sure my readers will let me know.

I've just finished reading John Connolly's "The White Road." Wow! Gruesome, gritty, like a montage of waking nightmares. Just! There must be a place in popular romance for the power and stirring of such works as these.

Do yourself a favor. But read it with the light on!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Comment of the Day

Courtesy my youngest son : "Someone who eats vegetables is a vegetarian, so someone who eats humans must be a humanitarian."