Thar’s Gold in Them Thar File Cabinets!

I have a booksigning next week! It will be, like, my 500th booksigning or something like that. But only the 4th at Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouse, where 20 or so romance authors gather in a beautiful, sweet-smelling setting to meet readers and sell signed copies of our books every February.

This year’s event is next Saturday, February 11, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. There will be a massive giveaway full of goodies donated by the authors as well as a $25 Ashcombe gift card. The café will have a lunch special, too! (Buy one, get one half off)

Read about all the authors who are attending here. Stop by, enter the drawing (need not be present to win), and maybe go home with a pretty plant and awesome book to get you through the rest of the winter!

Now. about the gold. I’ve been cleaning out my file cabinets, one or more files a day. Mainly because it was so full I couldn’t put any more into it. I do this every *mumble* years. But the drawer with the writing stuff from when I started hasn’t been touched. This morning, I found photos from my first-ever booksigning!

B. Dalton Bookseller in the Camp Hill Mall, neither of which exist anymore.
Me with Laura, the store manager, who was always amazing.
My mother-in-law, who made this the most successful booksigning I ever did. 23 books sold!
Signing a book for one of my mother-in-law’s friends.
Two more of my mother-in-law’s friends. See what I mean? 🙂 I was so grateful they came.
My ambassador, aka Number Two. She and her sister walked around with my sister-in-law, telling people to come down and meet the author.

Hearts Under Siege Is Only .99!

Hearts Under Siege coverThat’s right, for just a limited time, Hearts Under SIEGE is only 99 cents!

 

Hearts Under SIEGE is about Molly and Brady, who have been friends since they were little.

It’s about Brady and Jessica, the woman who struck him with love-at-first-sight but turned out to be his brother’s fiancée. The woman he just couldn’t get over.

It’s about Brady and Christopher, his brother, and what Brady is willing to do to find out what happened to him when he’s reported killed in an “accident.”

Because they work for SIEGE, a private spy agency, and things are rarely taken at face value. When Brady and Molly start working together, he sees EVERYTHING differently. And things heat up in more ways than one. 🙂

The book is at 99 cents at all venues, links found here. Enjoy!

Amber Quill Press MAJOR January Sale!

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For the entire month of January Amber Quill Press is continuing its holiday sale through January. All of its Kisses, Novellas, and Novels are a whopping 40 PERCENT OFF.

This includes my Brook Hollow Trilogy, Cat’s Claw (my first romantic adventure), and all my erotic short stories and novellas. (FYI, Institutional Sex is the most popular, but my Blue Silver titles are my favorites, followed by Letting Go and Afterlife.)

You can find all of my non-erotic titles here, and all the erotic ones here. Enjoy!

Exclusive Scenes, Personal Insights, and Prizes Galore

A Kiss of Revenge CoverI’ve just completed the first week of my blog tour for A Kiss of Revenge, and it’s been great fun!

You’ve probably seen the tweets and Facebook posts each day, but in case you missed any stops, here’s the list for the past week. Remember, at EACH stop you can enter the overall giveaway for a really cool prize.

Reese Templeton, my heroine, was damaged by lightning that took down the small plane she was in. Now she’s a conduit, a conductor, of electricity. For her it’s mostly a curse, but it comes in handy.

In honor of that, I’m giving away an iFrogz GoLite battery and flashlight. It can charge any USB device!

Some of the other guest stops were outside of the tour itself and have different giveaways. Those will end sooner than the main giveway, so hurry over and enter!

Here are the tour stops, in reverse order:

 

This weekend, I’m at Just Romantic Suspense discussing revenge as a heroic goal. In honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday, I”m giving away a copy of my Christmas reunion novella, If You Believe in Me. Entries are taken until midnight tonight EST!

Yesterday, I was Day 7 of Magical Christmas at Books Are Magic. This giveaway is a copy of If You Believe in Me and a $5 gift certificate for Amazon or Barnes and Noble. But what I’m REALLY excited about is the EXCLUSIVE scene between Griff and Reese, written just for this guest spot. See what happens at their first Christmas after the events of A Kiss of Revenge. Don’t worry—it’s completely non-spoilery. 🙂

 

Friday, December 6, 2013
For Whom The Books Toll {Author Interview}
M.J. Schiller, Romance Author — 10 Do’s and Don’ts When on a Not-Entirely-Legal Quest for Revenge
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Team Tynga’s Reviews — Living Vicariously through My Characters
Amberkatze’s Book Blog — The Struggle Between Independence and Partnership
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Authors’ Cafe {Author Interview}
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Most Happy Reader — The 5 Biggest Advantages to Being a Human Taser
Paranormal Realms — The 5 Biggest Disadvantages to Being a Human Taser

 Monday, December 2, 2013

Joyfully Reviewed {Author Interview}
What Readers Want — Reese Templeton’s Favorite Songs…or Not
 

The Rest of the Tour

Monday, December 9, 2013
Simply Ali {Guest Post}
Nancy Jardine features {Guest Post}
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Loralee Lillibridge – Blogging Across the Back Fence {Guest Post}
Sarah Ballance {Guest Post}
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Margo Hoornstra – Writing Inside & Out {Guest Post}
Paranormal Dimensions {Guest Post}
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
A Blue Million Books {Author Interview}
Romance Me {Guest Post}
 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Kristy Centeno {Guest Post}

Blog Tourin’

Heavy Metal CoverI’m on a blog tour for the next two weeks, and today I landed in a slew of places! Check out the following fun stops. The interviews all have some unique questions, and the Bad Libs are just awesome. Make sure you read some of the others while you’re there!

Also check out today’s release party at The Romance Studio!

 

Meankitty “Bad Libs” review of Heavy Metal

Adrienne Woods Books and Reviews Interview

Interview at Cocktails & Books

Sarah Ballance Interview

The Chocolate Box guest post (don’t read my books for the food!)

Amazon Freebie for Three More Days

Soul of the Dragon coverAmazon has price-matched Soul of the Dragon so it is now free! Go here to download it now!

The promotion will only officially last through April 30, at which time I’ll be setting a special price of $2.99. I don’t know how long it will take Amazon to match that again, so hurry over and get it today!

You can also get it free at other preferred retailers. Click here for the links.

A thousand years ago, a jealous mage cursed a young lord into dragon form to keep him from his soulmate, a peasant girl coveted by the mage. They have three lifetimes to break the curse.

Twice they have failed.

Alexa Ranger doesn’t remember the lord’s son who was her soulmate three lifetimes ago, nor does she recall their previous attempts to break the curse—each one ending in her death. But she does remember Cyrgyn, the golden dragon who has haunted her dreams since childhood and has appeared to her now to begin their final attempt.

A highly trained spy, Alexa has been preparing for this mission her entire life. But her skills are no match for the desperate mage who has lost none of his command of magic—and none of his twisted, possessive need for her. She is determined to save the dragon she has come to love, but there is more than the curse standing in their way…

Celebrating Bridget Zinn and Her Debut Novel, Poison

Bridget Zinn, author of Poison

Bridget Zinn was a librarian and author who, by all accounts, brought joy and optimism to the world. She was diagnosed with colon cancer right after getting married, and died at age 33, shortly after selling her debut novel, Poison.

That book released this week, and the book community (readers, librarians, authors, bloggers, family, and friends) are working hard to make that debut a success.

The reviews are spectacular, and the story is one that has intrigued both me and my daughters. Well, one of my daughters. The other doesn’t know it yet, but she’s going to love it, too. 🙂

I never met Bridget, didn’t even know about her until this book and the efforts of her friends came to my attention. Her story broke my heart, but the sadness was overwhelmed with respect and something light and happy. Who couldn’t read about her, watch her video, without feeling that mix?

For the blog tour, we were asked to talk about firsts. Our first book, if we’re authors. I did that with my fellow members of Everybody Needs a Little Romance on Tuesday, so here, I want to talk about the joy of discovering a new author.

Every time I open a book written by someone I’ve never read before, there’s a sense of anticipation, of excitement. Just like opening a present. If the first few paragraphs are awesome, if I get immediately sucked in, my day has been made. I know I can get lost in someone else’s world, experience something extraordinary, meet people I could never be cool enough to hang out with in real life.

That’s exactly how I felt when I opened Poison, and I’m so very sorry there won’t be others to follow.

About the Novel

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

Purchase your copy

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
IndieBound
iTunes Bookstore
Powell’s Books

About Bridget Zinn

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the “summer of love” and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was “Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect.”

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers’ copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

Bridget’s (and Poison’s) website

A remembrance of Bridget written by her agent (with a video of Bridget that shows how vibrant and funny she was)

Bridget’s path to publication—in her own words.