Deck the Halls… With Ebooks!

Deck the Halls… With Ebooks!

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Deck the Halls…With Ebooks

My contribution is Harmony Hearts, a small-town romance set in Harmony Springs. This book has it all — a returning baseball hero, a woman who runs a knitting shop, a lonely boy looking for family, a reunion romance, a second chance at love, and Christmas!

You can read this full-length novel for only 99¢! But hurry, because this deal disappears forever on December 30.

Check out the Deck Your E-Reader Sale Today!

Home for the Holidays – A Black Friday Sale!

Home for the Holidays – A Black Friday Sale!

Some of my favorite romance authors got together and decided we needed to do something fun for the holidays.The result? The Hot for the Holidays Black Friday sale.

Where else can you get NINETEEN smokin’ hot romances, each book only $0.99? We’ve got shifters and princes, admirals and vampires, and much, much more!

My contribution is The Witch Doctor Is In. This is the first time this book has been on sale. If you like witches, vampires, Secret Service agents, ER docs, lizards, lazy familiars, medical romances, cupcakes, ramshackle mansions, searches for stolen goods, or atmospheric walks in cemeteries, then this is the book for you!

Come on — you must have a few quarters squirreled away! Spend them on some of the hottest holiday reads, and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Ready? Set… Click here for the sale!

But hurry! This opportunity disappears forever after November 25!

I’m a Snowy Wings Author!

I’m a Snowy Wings Author!

I am *thrilled* to announce that I am now a member of Snowy Wings Publishing.

What’s that, you ask?

From the Snowy Wings website:  “Snowy Wings Publishing is an independent, author-driven publisher of fiction for teens. From sci-fi and fantasy set in fantastic new worlds to contemporary stories that will warm—or break—your heart, your imagination will take flight in bold new directions on Snowy Wings.”

Snowy Wings is my new publisher for middle grade fiction.  In the coming days, I’ll be sharing all new editions of the books-formerly-known-as-DARKBEAST-and-DARKBEAST-REBELLION, with brilliant new covers being created by the amazing artist, Elisabeth Alba.

In the meantime, you can check out other Snowy Wings offerings on our website!

Fae’s Anatomy Is In Stores Now!

One of the most common question authors receive is, “Where do you get your ideas?”  (There are jokes about buying them in Poughkeepsie or Schenectady — two places chosen, I’m sure, for how difficult they are to spell!) I don’t have any trouble coming up with ideas. But I always need help when it comes to titles.

Often, I’ll pose questions on my Facebook page, asking folks to help when I can’t come up with a title, or when I’m trying to decide between multiple titles. Sometimes, the people who answer come up with far better titles than I was considering on my own.

Several months ago, I posted about the first book in my Washington Medical: Vampire Ward Series — The Witch Doctor Is In. Mostly, I wanted to know if anyone found the title offensive, but I also asked if anyone had ideas for an alternative title. One person suggested Fae’s Anatomy.

Instantaneously, I knew I had to write that book. I knew it would include a fae princess. And I was certain it had a vampire (after all, when your series title contains the word “vampire” you know certain characters are certain to appear!)

The idea of a runaway bride came to mind fairly quickly. And I understood right away that my princess was being pursued by her very unsuitable, definitely-not-a-romantic-hero prince. While fleeing, she met the titular vampire.

I wrote a few chapters. I deleted them. I wrote a few more. I deleted those too. I struggled and fumbled and sobbed.

And then, I realized I was using the wrong name for my fae princess.  She was actually called Titania Silveroak. And my villain was named Oberon Blackthorne. My vampire hero was clearly Jonathan Weaver (after Bottom, the Weaver, in Titania and Oberon’s most famous tale.)

I grabbed the nearest copy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the rest of Fae’s Anatomy wrote itself.

What’s the book about?  Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb:


Titania Silveroak: Fae princess. Con artist. Runaway bride.

Jonathan Weaver: Vampire. Doctor. Humorless SOB.

When Titania flees her controlling bridegroom, Oberon Blackthorne, she doesn’t have a plan. Arriving unexpectedly in the emergency room at Empire General Hospital, Titania resolves to work one escape-sustaining con—stealing Dr. Jonathan Weaver’s wallet. Oberon ups the ante, though, kidnapping Jonathan’s estranged daughter to bring Titania to heel.

Titania is desperate to avoid her murderous intended. Jonathan longs to rescue his daughter and heal the old rift between them. Oberon would gladly slay one or both of the supernatural creatures damaging his street cred. How will Titania and Jonathan join forces to send Oberon back to the Thousand-Oak Grove?


You can read a sample chapter here.

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(Print copies will be available soon!)

Have I Got a Deal For You!

Have I Got a Deal For You!

For the past five years, I’ve published most of my books with Book View Cafe, an author-run publishing cooperative. BVC is a fantastic community; the 50+ members are all experienced authors with astonishing insights into writing, producing email and print books, marketing those books to the reading public, and generally going about the hard work of being a published author.

BVC has its own bookstore, where readers can buy .mobi (Kindle format) or .epub (most other e-readers) for the same price or less than books are sold at other online vendors. Each month, in addition to featuring our new releases, BVC offers a handful of books on sale.

And this month — starting today — I’m thrilled to announce that BVC is offering the best discount ever on the first three volumes of my Washington Witches Series. Yes. You can buy Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft, Sorcery and the Single Girl, and Magic and the Modern Girl — three full-length novels — for just $0.99.

How do you get this amazing deal?  Just click here.

But hurry, because this deal won’t last forever.

And while you’re in the BVC bookstore, check out the other books by my fellow cooperative authors!

The Witch Doctor Is In!

The Witch Doctor Is In!

The Magical Washington Universe continues to expand!  Do you like witches? Vampires? Cozy paranormal romances that make you laugh out loud? Then the Washington Medical: Vampire Ward Series is just for you, starting with The Witch Doctor Is In.

What’s it all about?

Dr. Ashley McDonnell, a witch, always knew running a hospital for paranormal creatures would be a challenge. But then she lost her magical powers. And Empire General’s operating license was put in jeopardy. And the most valuable supernatural drug in all of Washington DC was stolen from the hospital’s impermeable safe.

Now, Ash must work to regain her lost powers, even as she fights to discover who is undermining the hospital’s upcoming inspection. All of which would be a lot easier if she weren’t distracted by Secret Service agent Nick Raines, a newly turned vampire who appeared at Empire General the night everything went wrong.

How can Ash regain her magic when the vampire making her hormones hum may be the man sabotaging her career?

The Witch Doctor Is In, the first volume in the Washington Medical: Vampires Ward Series, is available as an ebook and in print. The story takes place in the Magical Washington universeIt is part of the Love Spells line of laugh-out-loud cozy paranormal romances.

Read the first chapter for free. Or buy your copy today!

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