Monday, November 30, 2009

Brand Spanking New Website Design

Yeah, I know. I change my website entirely too often. It's the graphic designer in me--never satisfied with the status quo.

Anyway, I've changed up my website pretty drastically. Completely new graphics and colors, plus I've added some pages that needed to be added.

And I wanted a brand new look to my website for when I start my Blog Days of Christmas blog-a-thon tomorrow.

Be sure to visit the blog tomorrow as I start what I hope will be (if I remember to blog every day) 25 straight days of blogging. And I'm going to be giving away prizes, folks, so bookmark this page and check back daily in December.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free Fic Friday - The Final Edition

Well, kids, this is it. The final installment of Code Name: WILLOW. Our heroes have been through a lot to get to the big finale. Don't forget to come back here and tell me what you thought of the book.

Also, I'm going to be overhauling my website on December 1st, but never fear. I'm going to include a link to Code Name: WILLOW on that site, too. I'll probably just include the full .pdf file for download, but it's not going away. So if you know anyone who loves romantic suspense and wouldn't say no to a free download, feel free to send them to my website for the download.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

2009 has been a rough year in a lot of ways, but I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a loving family, two good jobs, and friends I love. I'm living my lifelong dream of writing for publication, and I have two new kittens who are utterly adorable.


Here's hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Fic Friday - Chapter 16 is up

We're rolling toward the end, folks. Chapter 16 of Code Name: WILLOW is up! And oh my, things are getting hairy for our heroes!

Don't forget to check back here and tell me what you thought of the chapter!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"terrifyingly intense..."

Great 4-star review for CASE FILE: CANYON CREEK, WYOMING, my January 2010 Harlequin Intrigue, from Pat Cooper at Romantic Times Book Reviews:

Riley Patterson has been an obsessed and solitary man since his wife was murdered three years before. Hannah Cooper was an Alabama fishing guide enjoying a vacation in the Wyoming wilderness when she was attacked -- probably by the same man who killed Riley's wife. Thrown together, this pair bonds as Hannah struggles to remember clues that will bring her attacker -- and the murderer of at least a half-dozen other women -- to justice. Maybe she can also free Riley of his overwhelming guilt. A battered, nearly broken man, a feisty, self-reliant woman and a sickly evil marauder are only three of the great elements of this terrifyingly intense tale.

Want to get a copy early? It'll be available December 1st online at On December 1st, click on the Harlequin Intrigue link, then select "January 2010." Buy several--you can give them as Christmas gifts!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Free Fic Friday - Chapter 15 is up

Sooooo sorry for how late this notification is. The file has actually been up since this morning, so I hope y'all thought to look for it today.

Anyway, Chapter 15 is up. I hope y'all enjoy it!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Free Fic Friday - Chapter 14 is up

Here's Chapter 14 of Code Name: WILLOW. You're about to find out what's really going on in the Big Easy, and it happens pretty quickly, so don't blink or you'll miss something important!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Chickasaw County Captive Cover

New book covers are always a crapshoot. At Harlequin, we don't have a lot of control over what goes on the cover, despite filling out fairly elaborate Art Fact Sheets.

But on this one, I think the artist did a pretty good job. Pay particular attention to the hairstyle on the hero--it has hints of "high and tight," which is appropriate, given that the hero is a retired Marine.

It's also my first "kid on the cover" cover. Hope it does well with the kid-loving readers.

But, as usual, there's something on the front that makes me scratch my head. I actually think the cobwebby attic in the background is way cool, but I really don't remember any such place appearing anywhere in my book.

Oh well.