Monday, November 25, 2013

Huge E-book Sale at The Wild Rose Press!

The Wild Rose Press
Early Bird Black Friday Sale
All digital titles on sale at 50% off! 

My books are on SALE at The Wild Rose Press! This is the perfect time to catch up on my paranormal series about the Merriweather Witches. My newest book, The Witch's Thief, is currently available in paperback and on Kindle. If you haven't read the first two books in this series, now's your chance with this incredible sale. 

And while you're checking out my books, take a look at the other titles from my publisher. They have a romance for everyone there! Paranormal, historical, suspense, contemporary, women's fiction, and young adult. From every time period and every length! They have short stories and longer novels. Seriously, something for everyone who loves a great romance to read during those cold winter nights! 

But, you must hurry! I'm not sure how long this sale will continue!
 The Witch and the Wolf

Lord Jeremy North's curse is to become a werewolf during every full moon, turning into a bloodthirsty monster that kills with no remorse. When he finds a woman nearly frozen upon his doorstep, his sense of honor compels him to help her, even at the risk he might kill her himself.

Lillian Merriweather hadn't planned to get caught in a blizzard while traveling the English countryside. Nor had she planned on finding refuge in a house full of secrets. But Lillian has secrets of her own. And what she's running from is not far behind...

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 The Witch and the Vampire

Melora Merriweather is searching for a fellow witch to protect her from a scheming uncle with plans of marriage. When her carriage overturns on her journey, she is rescued by a mysterious man whom she learns is the very person she seeks. But, he’s not the witch she thought he was…

Sebastian Collins should have left for London days ago. Now a snowstorm has trapped him with a woman who has come seeking protection, a woman who intrigues him like no other. And with each passing hour, his hunger for her grows…hunger for her kiss, her caress, and her blood.

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Want some more Romance? Check out these titles!

Stranger at the Hell Gate
by Ash Krafton

Jagger Sintallon, a half-demon warrior, has dedicated his existence to fighting demons who enter the world through Hell gates. A loner of conflicting ideals, he offers shelter to a troubled woman but knows he is too rough, too dangerous, and too cocky for her delicate nature.

Dedicated to Divine Will, Sonya Camael, a Seraph, is determined to discover why she is drawn to Jagger's doorstep and the reason behind her mission. She needs the demon's help but fears he may get himself killed before she can figure it out and the world slips into Hell's dominion.

Sonya faces grave danger with evil stalking her every move, and Jagger shouldn't care but realizes he cares more than he'd likely admit. Sonya knows Jagger cannot win this war alone, but will her divine intervention mean his imminent end? Or will just the right combination of Heaven and Hell set the world right once again?

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Clash of Wills
by S.G. Rogers

When an unconventional princess meets a footloose prince, a battle of wits begins...

Princess Samantha's magical compass will help her locate her long-lost brother, but only if she manages to escape her royal parents for a few weeks. When an unwelcome suitor comes to call, Samantha seizes her chance. She beguiles the prince into taking her north, intending to abandon him at her earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, his captivating good looks and charming manner present an unforeseen complication--especially when she is forced to accept help from the very man she has deceived.

To maintain his bachelorhood, handsome Prince Wills is not above deception. Although reluctantly entangled in Samantha's scheme, he vows to protect her...until a lie threatens to destroy their alliance. Can his powerful attraction to Samantha overcome his mistrust? And can they survive a dangerous quest to the wild and magical Uncharted Region?

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by Christine Elaine Black

Carissa Valeria distrusts the handsome soldier who rescues her reckless son from plunging to an early death. Recalling the man's heartless treatment of her from years ago, she itches to even the score, but her son hails the rescuer as a hero. When he becomes her neighbor, her son's friendship with the soldier threatens to uncover old secrets and place her family and her heart in danger.

Exiled to the countryside by the Roman emperor, Maximus Octavius is confounded by the brittle countenance of the woman he's willing to befriend. She's afraid, and he's determined to find out why. But helping Carissa and her son means confronting the guilt of his long-forgotten past and stirring the silenced passion in his heart.

Can Maximus win Carissa before fear and revenge tear them apart forever?

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She's Got Dibs
by AJ Nuest

True love does not exist...or so event planner Tessa Adams learns the day she gets jilted--twenty-four hours prior to walking down the aisle. One-night stands are much easier, and with sexy philanthropists like David Brenner, how can she resist? Now if she could just get rid of him. Had she known the biggest event of her career would be working for David's father, she would have cut and run. Instead, she's unwittingly become a part of his parents' plan to destroy his life-long dreams. Will sacrificing her love protect him or be the ultimate betrayal?

Wealthy and gorgeous, David Brenner seemingly holds the world in the palm of his hand--his generous heart and infectious smile are just two in an endless stream of attractive qualities. But the one thing he wants, he can't have--a repeat of the passionate night he spent in the arms of a skittish Tessa Adams.

His family's far-reaching power threatens to crush their dreams. To prove his love, he would risk everything...but will the return of her ex-fiance be their final undoing?

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Embrace the Darkness 
by Lilly Gayle

An experimental vaccine gives vampire Gerard Delaroche hope for the first time in two centuries--until two people are brutally murdered, and he suspects a conspiracy between vampires and mortals. To solve the crime, he must put his trust in a beautiful detective. But is former soldier and MP turned detective, Amber Buckley, a threat to his existence? Or the answer to his prayers?

Amber Buckley and her partner are assigned to do follow up interviews in the Lifeblood of America slayings. Amber believes she and Reid are just new eyes on a cold case. That is, until she meets Gerard Delaroche. Something about him teases long-buried memories Amber would rather not chase. However, the two join together, falling into more than resolution of a murder case. It seems Amber has some dark secrets of her own.

To find their way into the light, Amber and Gerard must first EMBRACE THE DARKNESS.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

The Witch's Thief is available in Paperback!

I'm ecstatic to announce The Witch's Thief is now available in PAPERBACK! My very first book in print! I hadn't been expecting this. During the months of edits, I assumed the word count wasn't high enough for my publisher to choose this story as one of their printed editions. And I was okay with that. 
I love having my stories available as ebooks. After all, I believe my books reach a large market with everything going digital these days. But, to have a book I wrote and actually hold it in my hands...that is an experience I've been waiting for since I was a little girl! To say I'm excited is an understatement! I am beyond thrilled!

Okay, enough of me!

The print edition of The Witch's Thief is available at The Wild Rose Press and Amazon. The Kindle version is currently available now, but the world-wide-release of the ebook version won't hit vendors until February 2014. I'm trying to be patient!

A little about the book:

To save her sister’s life, Julia Grey seeks a spell hidden somewhere within Merriweather Manor. Her position as a lady's companion affords her the freedom to search the house. But time is running out. The necromancer she's bargained with is growing impatient. And an unexpected appearance of a man from her past makes matters worse in an already complicated situation.

Basil Merriweather returns to England after ten years abroad to discover his childhood sweetheart living in his home. But, he's no longer the carefree man of his youth and she's hiding something--deadly secrets Basil vows to uncover even as he hides a dark secret of his own.

While neither Basil nor Julia will trust in the other, their hearts speak a truer language.  In a grand attempt to save Julia's sister and Basil's life, the two must finally confess sinister truths. Will their admissions help or hinder any future they may have together? Or will the necromancer destroy all in a vile attempt at revenge.

Rating: Spicy
Page Count: 194
Word Count: 47573
978-1-62830-078-9 Paperback
978-1-62830-052-9 Digital

"What are you doing?"

He ignored her frantic questioning. Instead, he blocked out the sound of her voice and raised his arms into the air at his sides, his fingers splayed out as he extended his senses to scan the area. His power eased out, like extensions of his fingertips, stretching into the corners of the room, seeking, searching for the source of the magic he sensed.

It was here. Somewhere.

He had sensed it earlier on his arrival, but being that his aunt and siblings practiced magic on a regular basis he'd never given it a second thought.

This room, however, stank with it. He smelled the odor, something strangely like sulfur...

"A spell has been cast in this room," he muttered. A strange spell. Odd. A spell he'd never sensed before, something new. It felt off in some way he couldn't explain. Who would be working new magic of this kind in his home? And, in this room in particular. Aunt Petunia worked her spells in the privacy of her rooms upstairs, or sometimes in the gardens, but never in this room. And his siblings each practiced in their own private settings, places where they could concentrate without the threat of being disturbed.

He took a step closer to the center of the room where he sensed a surge of power. He shivered as coldness seeped into his skin. It wrapped around his arm, sinking into his flesh, right down to the bone.

The magic in his house was always full of warmth and gentleness. Goodness and love. This magic chilled him to the bone. His heart skipped a beat. There was fear, terror, pain.

This spell was full of darkness.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sign-up for A Very Paranormal Holidays Blog Hop!

Kallysten and I are at it again! Everyone had such fun and success with our summer blog hop that we decided to get together to host another for the winter. This time we've got a blog hop arranged just in time for the Holidays!


Join us in celebrating our love for the paranormal by sharing prizes with our readers for the holidays! With the help of all who join, this blog hop has a fantastic GRAND PRIZE available! This event takes place December 15-30 giving readers lots of time to read your blogs and enter for a chance to win those giveaways!

I've included the info here, but you can also visit the page Kallysten set up for A Very Paranormal Holidays Blog Hop to sign-up.

Do your heroes and heroines have fangs or fur... or fins? Do they play with magic or forces that aren't quite part of the real world? Do you like to dwell on the paranormal side of things? And most importantly, do you want to offer a lucky reader (or more!) a pretty awesome prize for the holidays? Then keep reading for the rules!

This hop will have the usual prizes on each individual blog but also a 'big prize' in the form of a Kindle Fire device. Which device exactly will depend on how many participants we get. Depending on the amount of $$ gathered, we'll either have a more expensive model or two kindles/winners. We'll announce it when the sign-up period ends.

*** A very important rule is that a contribution of $5 (US $)  toward buying the prize(s) is MANDATORY for all blog owners participating. Tricia and Kallysten will cover the remaining amount after the contributions are in. The contribution MUST be in by the time the sign-ups end. (Authors, remember you may be entitled to claim this on your taxes as part of your expenses for publicity.)
Contributions can be made through Paypal to Please note: make sure you choose 'I'm sending money to family or friends' to minimize fees, and/or when given the option choose to pay the fee yourself. 50 cents is not much if it's once, but if I had to pay the fees from everyone on top of my own contribution that'd be more than I can afford to spend.
Want to participate but don't have Paypal? Email me at and we'll think of something.

If your name/email on Paypal is different from your writing name, be sure to shoot me an email so I can match authors/bloggers and contributions.

*** Add your link to the list at the bottom of this post. Include INT or US by your name to let hoppers know if your individual giveaway is for the US only or International.

*** Copy this code and post the hop badge on your blog's sidebar.

*** On December 15th, publish your hop post. It can be anything you want. An excerpt, a post about why you like reading/writing stories about paranormal, a list of your favorite paranormal movies or books, anything you want as long as it fits our paranormal theme. And of course, include a giveaway! The post MUST be live by 10am Eastern on December 15th. I won't delete links since everyone participating contributes to the big prize, but if you don't have a post for the hop there will be a mention in the list of links about it. I'll send the code for the links list when the sign ups close.

*** We are open to M/F, M/M and any combination thereof. The giveaway starts December 15th and ends December 30th, 2013.

*** You are responsible for your own giveaway. That includes running it, providing the prizes and contacting the winners afterwards.

*** The winner(s) for the big prize will be chosen with a Rafflecopter form. The form will have entries to be earned from every participating blog. You get to decide what people need to do to get your entry: like your FB page, follow you on twitter, type in a code word you provide on your blog, etc. Just let me know through email. I'll contact you if you forget to tell me.

  1. sign up here
  2. add the banner to your blog
  3. send in your contribution
  4. tell me what Rafflecopter option you want
  5. make your hop post
  6. pat yourself on the back!

Interested? Sign ups are available at The Very Paranormal Holiday Blog Hop.We hope you'll join us!

And readers...mark your calendars and check back with us in December for some great giveaways!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Excerpt – November 10

I'm new to this 8 sentence blog hop event. In the past few weeks, I've seen many writers posting excerpts for their published books or WIP. It was fun to read those excerpts, and I discovered new books and authors by doing so. This week I decided to give it a try. Here goes...

This brief snippet is from The Witch's Thief, a Regency-era paranormal romance. Basil Merriweather has spent the morning searching the house for Julia Grey. And he's found her...

The door swung open on quiet hinges and revealed a most peculiar scene. Julia, on her hands and knees, peering under Aunt Petunia's favorite sofa. Basil's breath hitched in his chest at the sight of his beloved's derriere posed invitingly in the air. He paused at the doorway, stunned to find Julia in such a position. Although he was not surprised by his rather masculine appreciation.

"There's nothing under here," Julia proclaimed, and wriggled her bottom again as she swept her hand back and forth.

Basil nearly bit his tongue. His breeches began to feel tight.

Check out Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday for more great excerpts from other writers. 

The Witch's Thief is currently exclusively available on Kindle. The world-wide release is set for February 12, 2014.

Friday, November 1, 2013

And we begin...NaNoWriMo 2013

It's finally November! And most writers know what that means: National Novel Writing Month! It's sort of an unofficial holiday in my opinion. Although I might not participate every year, I certainly love to celebrate it! This is the time of year where people from all walks of life come together and write for an entire month. I can already feel the creativity simmering in the air! It's like magic!

For those of you who might not be familiar with this event, here's a little info from the NaNoWriMo website to explain things:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s a little more about how it all works.

 A little about why writers subjected themselves to this form of creative torture/bliss:

NaNoWriMo is all about using the magical power of deadlines to tell your story. Give someone a goal and a goal-minded community and miracles are bound to happen. Pies will be eaten at amazing rates. Alfalfa will be harvested like never before. And novels will be written in a month.

Part of the reason we organize NaNoWriMo is just to get a book written. We love the fringe benefits accrued to novelists. For one month out of the year, we can stew and storm, and make a huge mess of our apartments and drink lots of coffee at odd hours. And we can do all of these things loudly, in front of people. As satisfying as it is to reach deep within yourself and pull out an unexpectedly passable work of art, it is equally (if not more) satisfying to be able to dramatize the process at social gatherings.

But that artsy dram window is woefully short. The other reason we do NaNoWriMo is because the glow from making big, messy art, and watching others make big, messy art, lasts for a long, long time. The act of sustained creation does bizarre, wonderful things to you. It changes the way you read. And changes, a little bit, your sense of self. We like that.

So that describes it just about perfectly! But, you'll want to check out their website for yourself to discover all the neat writerly things NaNoWriMo has to offer. I especially love the word count widgets. I just love to see them grow! There's a forum where you can log on to chat with other writers. You can also get a group of writing buddies together and keep track of each other's progress. It's very stimulating when you might feel stuck on a scene. You must keep writing! Absolutely NO EDITING! Just get the words down on paper (or computer screen!) and you can edit later. As Nora Roberts says, "You can't edit a blank page."

The hardest thing about NaNoWriMo (for me!) is deciding what story I want to write. I have so many ideas, dreams, snippets of lines that I know will lead to a scene, which leads to a story, and so on. I'm not much for plotting since I follow more of a pantster method about writing a novel, but I've found that plotting, even just a minimal amount of it, does help immensely with keeping the story moving forward. Once you pause in your writing, even for a day or so, it slows you down so much you might not be able to catch up. At least, that's how it works for me. So, choosing a story that I know the beginning, middle and end of is vitally important.

Now I'm off to work on my own NaNo story! I've got a word count to add to! If you're participating in NaNoWriMo this year, please feel free to add me as a writing buddy! You can check out my profile. Now let's write!

Happy Writing!