Monday Thoughts

I don’t write enough blog posts, so I’ve decided to do a quick update. Easter weekend was awesome, I hope yours was too. We traveled to Denton to spend it with our college student, and explored Grapevine. It’s a neat little town that I highly recommend, especially if you like wine.

Next week my husband and I are taking our first cruise together, without the kids, to the Bahamas. I can’t wait! This is going to be the longest week of my life, especially at work. I expect to be impatient every minute of this week.

In a few weeks Comicpalooza will be happening here in Houston. If you’ve never been I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a weekend long convention of so much more than comic book artists and writers. I will be speaking on three different panels, but will not have a table in the sales area this year. I’ll post my schedule on Facebook as soon as I have it.

I hope all of you have an awesome week!

Scavenger Hunt!

I’m one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews A TEA PARTY & BOOKS Scavenger Hunt. During this event I’m going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check my featured title out along the way. 

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New Release from Tina Donahue

A hunted pirate captain. A reverend’s daughter determined to bring him down.

On a lush, secluded island, one passionate adventure leads to another….

Diana Fletcher means business. The beautiful, innocent, reverend’s daughter has traveled all the way to a tropical island off Madagascar on a mission: To find her brother—and to punish the man who drove him to a life of piracy. But when she comes face to face with the enemy in question, the handsome, powerfully seductive man is not at all what Diana expected…

Tristan Kent never intended to harm Diana’s brother. A man of humble origins, Tristan claims he tried to save him from another ruthless captain. Diana is desperate to believe he is telling the truth…and that the intoxicating desire that escalates between them is true as well. But can she trust him? Or is Tristan’s story—and his heart—nothing more than fool’s gold? Amid the haze of sensual delights and soaring ecstasy Tristan has in store for her, all will be revealed…

Excerpt:

Tristan brushed his lips against hers, teasing, testing. Diana softened beneath him, proving what he needed to know.

Gently, he eased his tongue into her mouth. The world spun, her thrilling heat snatching his breath and thoughts. He explored her intimately, deepening his kiss. Her taste soon belonged to him, his to her. They were no longer separate. He hoped she’d suckle him and deliver pleasure.

She resisted briefly, then coaxed his tongue deeper into her mouth. Pleased beyond belief, he released her wrists, slid his hands over her palms, and laced their fingers.

She yielded fully. She smelled like an English spring, soft rain mixed with fragrant flowers. He didn’t finish their kiss until she smelled of him. Slowly, he withdrew his tongue, lifted his head, and struggled for breath. “Open your eyes.”

Arousal brightened them, her mouth still wet with him, lips slightly bruised from his impassioned kiss.

His spirits soared. “You desired that.”

“I did not.”

As a clergyman’s daughter, she was a poor liar and would never fool him. “Then I’ll have to continue until you do.”

He kissed her, tenderly at first, then hard and greedy. She whimpered in what sounded like pleasure but held back, not giving herself fully. Finally, she tore her mouth free.

He pressed his lips to her neck. Her breath spilled out on a contented sigh, telling him what words never could. “I’ll not deliver you to Bishop. You belong to me.”

Buy Links (available for preorder – ready to read February 7, 2017):

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Giveaway!

Now that it’s almost February I realize I need to give away my remaining three Houston Firefighter calendars. Beware! I told the men at the signing they could write naughty things on these calendars.

Also, I will have the updated version of They Call Me Death in print soon. Yay! So, I have five copies left that need loving homes.

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Hot Archangels Series

Did you know that for less than $6 you can have all three of my Archangel books? This series from Entangled Publishing is another foray into a paranormal world set in Houston, TX. This time, angels live as humans while battling the evil in our midst. All three books have related characters but can be read as stand-alone.

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They Call Me Death Re-released!

My very first published book, They Call Me Death, was a success for me in many ways. I had readers who loved it, and readers who hated it. Personally, I really enjoyed writing it and I was proud of my first book, however, I recognized early on that it had it’s issues. Samhain Publishing was awesome enough to allow me to fix the issues I found and re-release my shifter story. It’s still the same story at its heart, but some major plot holes have been filled and hopefully it makes more sense. Here’s a preview of some new content:

“I mentioned the Camarilla, the faction that forced this change upon the world. Most
of the Elders who opposed them are still in hiding and may never come out in your lifetime.
The war was fought mostly amongst humans who suddenly became shiſters. Who had no
idea it was inside them all along.”
“Okay, now you really need to explain the war to me. What the fuck really happened?”
He frowned and pushed his coat aside to lean on his knees. He shook his head as if
having an internal debate, and for a moment, I thought he wouldn’t answer.
“It started out innocently,” he said. “Fiſty years before the war we had reached an
agreement, to reveal ourselves to your kind, though not publicly. The world was heading
toward ecological disaster and we believed the time was right. In fact, it felt like destiny.
What better symbol for how your fates and that of the land are connected than us? You don’t
have to be a spiritual person to appreciate the symbolism. But there is more to it than that,
though at that time, we kept this to ourselves.
“A delegation of shiſters from each of the major nations met with the heads of the
countries in the U.N. at least once a year. Sometimes we would aid them in humanitarian
efforts or environmental issues. We did not have numbers, you see, but we did have resources,
more than you could imagine and built over centuries.
“But we were also prepared for the fact that they would never treat us as equals, and
we guarded our secrets fiercely. Some nations grew frustrated, and we were accused of not
sharing everything we knew of our kind. Aſter one such meeting, two of our members
were kidnapped. We later found them in a Chinese laboratory…in pieces. Soon aſter, other
countries did the same. Including yours.

Buy the new ebook here!

My Belated RT NOLA Post

So unless you’ve been under a rock (or offline) the past couple of weeks, you know by now that I went to New Orleans recently for the Romantic Times Reader’s convention. It was five fun-filled days of books, cover models, books, drinking, books, swag, books, authors, books, readers, books, beads, and did I mention books?


One of the first authors I ran into was Jade Lee (aka Kathy Lyons) whom I absolutely LOVE! She makes every event unforgettable and is one of the nicest people I know. 



Any time spent with Jade is guaranteed to be a good time.


One of the major events was a Mardi Gras ‘parade’. Authors stood on the floats in the warehouse where they’re stored as the crowd walked down the aisle between them. Throwing out beads was a awesome!

No trip to NOLA is complete without a pub crawl down Bourbon Street. There were ten bars being hosted by various publishers and most of them were handing out free drink vouchers. Yeah, I got a little (ahem) inebriated.
Directly after the pub crawl was Samhain Publishing’s Saints and Sinners party where I hosted a table as a drunk nun (oops!). It was a lot of fun meeting the ladies who joined me at my table. One of them traveled all the way from Thailand.

I didn’t take nearly as many food shots as usual because I kept forgetting to do it before digging in. This was the chicken served at Heather Graham’s Mrdi Gras Magic and Mayhem dinner and dance party.


Beignets abounded throughout the event, but cheesecake is always a good choice too.




There were lots of beautiful and creative costumes, including Heather herself on her very own dragon float.

One of the biggest draws for readers is the giant book signing. I was honored to be in a room full of so many talented people. Sitting next to Kelly Jamieson was a blast!



And last but most certainly not least, I got to meet some of my favorite authors:

 And many others where I missed my photo op. Over all, it was a great time and I plan to attend again next year when it’s here in Texas. I hope y’all will join us in Dallas.