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Laugh, Dammit

Oh, hey guys! There’s still a giveaway going on to win a copy of Prince of Power over at Manga Maniac Cafe! Go enter!

And now, I’ve got a deadline and sick kids, and I think I am quite nearly all blogged out. I gotta go give Lee the appropriate attention. And the kids. I shall (hopefully) keep you occupied for the time being with some funny things I found on the interwebs. Go and have a good laugh, dammit. We could all use one couldn’t we? I sure could.

Oh, and if you like historical romance, there’s a fun chat coming up on 1/29 at Discover a new love. Chat with some awesome historical romance authors from Sourcebooks and win great prizes. Books, jewelry, and more! Go here for more info.


I’ve got something in my eye, I swear.


My baby is growing up!

A thousand thank-yous to everyone who came to the Discover a New Love paranormal party! What a blast. We talked rock stars, shifters, goblins, vampires… You name it. The randomly selected prize winners have been posted, you can find  a list, here. I believe next month will be a historical chat, for those of you who enjoy the genre. Keep an eye out here, to find out more.

As I approach my deadline for Hunter by Night I’m feeling a wee bit of stress. One of the places I go when I need a good laugh is The Bloggess. I love this woman. She called me talented, which is the coolest thing ever even though I kinda paid her for it (I paid her to advertise on her blog. I did not, actually technically, pay her to call me talented. I’m ALL warm and fuzzy over this.). Anyway, her book is hilarious, and so is her blog, but after stumbling across this she is officially my new hero.

I just registered my 5 year old for Kindergarten.Seems like “only yesterday” he fit in the crook of my arm and now he’s (this very moment) racing through my kitchen belting out “Gangnam Style.” (And when I find the person responsible for teaching him that song, I will end them.) But anyway… I’m super psyched to have the kid going to school next year. It’ll mean a little more peace and quiet for me, maybe, with only one kid at home during the day. More importantly, I know HE is excited about going to a “big kid” school. But I must have something in my eye because they’re all leaky. My baby is getting to be a big kid. Time flies, huh?

Ahem! So let’s check out this week’s giveaways:

My Facebook page is at 488 follows! When I hit 500 I’ll be doing a giveaway. One randomly chosen “liker” of my page will get their choice of a copy of King of Darkness, Prince of Power, or a T-shirt and some swag if you’ve already read both books (and my undying gratitude). Go like my Facebook page to get in on the action. 

Interview and giveaway at Under the Covers book blog! Go here to find out who my favorite authors are, why I like vampires, and enter to win a copy of Prince of Power. Oh, and there’s a steamy teaser excerpt, too. Giveaway ends 1/29.

Cocktails button by ParajunkeeCocktails and books has me sharing my favorite scenes from Prince of Power, stuff I like to collect, my favorite types of movies, and another chance to win Prince of Power! Giveaway ends 1/26.

Stop by Manga Maniac cafe for another interview and another chance to win a copy of Prince of Power! Find out Anton and Tyra’s special song and the last book I read that knocked my socks off.

Happy rest of the week! It’s fricking freezing in the DC area this week. In fact, my stepson just shouted exultantly because he thinks he has no school today. It snowed, but not THAT much. Poor kid. I hope it is warmer where the rest of you are. 🙂

Out of the Box Reading Challenge!

Deal alert! My debut novel, King of Darkness, is currently on sale in ebook at B&NAmazon, Kobo Books, and iTunes for only $1.99! And if you’re a member of the Discover a New Love digital book club you can grab King of Darkness right now for only $1.49!

Sooo! Books Make Me Happy Reviews (Host of the Olde City New Blood Paranormal Con–registration ends soon, will I see you at the ghost tour?) is doing an Out of The Box Reading Challenge for 2013!!

I rarely do reading challenges because as it’s just hard to find time to read, and I tend to read in fits and starts. I may read nothing for months and then spend the week in bed with the flu, blasting my way through a dozen books. My time is limited, but really, the best thing for an author is to read outside of our comfort zone, it’s a great way for our craft to grow. We absorb new technique, structure, and language by reading a variety of authors. So imma try. Who knows? You can get more info (and how to enter to win the big box o’ prizes) on the Books Make Me Happy Blog, but here’s the quicky category list.

  • January – Comedy
  • February – NON Paranormal Romance
  • March – Science
  • April – Poetry
  • May – History
  • June – Self Help/Personal Growth
  • July – Kids Book 
  • August – Biography
  • September – M/M, F/F, or Menage Romance
  • October – Fairy Tales / Mythology
  • November – Holiday
  • December – Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
My Picks (may change my mind or update, but here’s the tentative plan):
  • January – Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess)
  • February – On the Island – Tracey Garvis Graves
  • March – TBD
  • April – TBD
  • May – TDB
  • June – TBD
  • July – I suppose it would be cheating to just choose one of my preschooler’s books and call it good, so I’m thinking maybe something in the Captain Underpants vein? Dunno.
  • August – I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had – Tony Danza
  • September – This is TBD–if I were a big old cheater I’d put down Lover at Last and call it good, or maybe something by Mary Calmes whose writing I already know I love, or Megan Hart who I also enjoy and who often has a little bit of threesome action in her books. If I’m actually going to be reading outside of my comfort zone I should maybe choose an f/f romance, I think I’ve read maybe one all the way through, ever. Anyone has suggestions, I’m open. 🙂
  • October – TBD
  • November – Secret Santa Baby – Robin Covington (if I don’t break down and read it sooner)
  • December – Prince of Shadows  – Tes Hilaire (The sequel to her just-released Deliver Me from Temptation. I’m pretty sure it’s due out in December of 2013.)

There we go! What do you think you’re going to read? Think you can go the distance? Can I? Any of my readers who finish the challenge, email me at the end of the year, there’ll be something fun from me in it for ya.