Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm spreading myself around today!!

I haven't been out on blogs a lot lately. I've been, you know, trying to write!!! Today, though I'm at three places and they were all really fun to do. So, where can you find me and what am I gabbing about?

1. Book Junkie - this was a really fun interview. I'm talking about my favorite scene to write from POINT BLANK, my favorite book from a reader perspective and the kind of hero I like. That last one probably won't surprise anyone :). There's more spilling as well!

2. Ju Dimello - Ju has been a long time online friend and I was so thrilled to be able to visit with her. I'm talking about how I got into writing and  I'M GIVING AWAY A BOOK!!

3. Passionate Reads - I'm talking about endearments in romance. I think a lot about this for my stories. What? 'Snookums' doesn't do it for you? How about 'stud muffin'? Come by and share your thoughts about your favorite!

Hope you stop by!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My First Print Book. Sigh...

It's funny. I'm an ebook pundit all the way, but when I heard Ellora's Cave were combining my first three ebooks (PICTURE THIS, PAY UP and PLAY ME) with them into a print anthology? Well, I went all giddy and mushy at the knees :). Seriously. There's just something about holding a book, something about that tangible proof that screams I did indeed write a book. Actually, it's a lot more than that one book now, but the physical manifestation of all that work will be so cool to actually see, hold.

When they asked me to come up with a title for it, I drew a blank for awhile. The stories are all quite different, the characters diverse, but there was a common thread. The heroes and heroines of the three stories all found love when it was the last thing they expected, but the thing they all needed the most. It wasn't hard after that and Perfectly Unexpected just seemed so fitting. I haven't seen it physically myself yet, but it's started to hit some of the outlets. It's already up at Barnes & Noble and the other book sellers will follow suite soon enough. I'll probably do some giveaways when I get some copies in my hot hands! And I'm digging the cover. How about you?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Silly Sunday - How to treat a...

I'm not one for generalizations, but I saw this and couldn't resist :).

Wine her. Dine her. Call her. Hold her. Surprise her. Compliment her. Smile at her. Listen to her. Laugh with her. Support her. Cry with her. Romance her. Encourage her. Believe in her. Cuddle with her. Give her jewelry. Buy her flowers. Hold her hand. Write love letters to her. Go to the ends of the earth and back again for her. etc etc etc......

Show up naked, bring chicken wings and beer and DON'T BLOCK THE TV!

Of course, none of MY heroes are like that ;).

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wanna win a book?

While I've been distracted this week with back to school preparations, I decided it was about time to give away a book. It was, right? Head on over to Passionate Reads for the details (it's really easy I promise). The winner will get a choice of any of my books, including the most recent release, POINT BLANK. Go. Now!

I should be back to my regular schedule next week...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP it Wednesday

I'm finally, finally getting back into my WIP. In the end I decided it's Nash & Lexi up first. This story is almost there and I'm going to be excited to finish it. I really love the heroine I've created in Lexi because she's a little different to the other heroines I've written. Lexi's had a rough upbringing. It's made her tough and somewhat cynical, but in many ways still very vulnerable, particularly to her own feelings when she's exeperiencing things she never has before or never thought she would. And Nash? Well, he's as alpha as they come and as unprepared as Lexi emotionally for what she makes him feel. He didn't think there was a woman out there with that kind of power or that he'd ever allow it. But he does and a whole lot more. Here's a little taste of their second meeting. Sparks anyone? ENJOY!

     Lexi swallowed. Okay, that had her imagination running overtime. Her wild, out of control, under-sexed, dirty imagination. Jeez, the guy could move, she had to give him that. He had a way of shifting his body with an economy of movement that might give the impression of laid back, but she knew better. He moved precisely and with purpose. And he was lightening fast.
     “I had it under control.” She muttered.
     “Yeah? Looked like you were taking care of it from where I was.”
     She took in a deep breath. The oaf had taken her unawares grabbing her like that and her heart was still pounding a mile a minute. And she wasn’t talking about the oaf laid out moaning on the floor.
     “Do I look like a damsel in distress? I didn’t need to be rescued, so—”
     “Like I said, that’s not what it looked like. In fact, I’d go so far as saying it looked like you needed some help.”
     “You think this makes up for you being an asshole earlier?”
     He probably expected she’d be all over him in gratitude. Yeah, like that’d ever happen. She didn’t do simpering well.
     He leaned down closer to her and frowned. He pointed to the figure rolling onto his side on the floor. “That guy had you trapped in a booth. You didn’t want to be there. I took care of it. Nothing more, nothing less. A polite thank you could have done it.”
     Polite? Coming from him? That was rich.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's Out! And so am I.

Out of the country, that is. Here I am over in Australia as my book releases over at Ellora's Cave with minimal ability to access the internet. Who organized THAT? But really, don't feel too sorry for me. I've been able to catch up with family and friends and experience some 'crisp' weather down under. A far cry from what I've become used to in Florida. I feel like I've been traveling since RWA Nationals in NY and I kind of have. I'll be looking forward to getting back home to Miami to settle down to some serious writing!

POINT BLANK came out on Friday and I've been so excited. I really fell in love with the characters in this book and couldn't wait for their story to be out there. I know :). I say that about every book, but it's true. Hot bad boy makes good. One of my favorite hero types. I also love the cover. Can't go wrong with a great chest and abs, right?

I thought I'd leave you with a little taste in the form of a short excerpt. It comes right after the one posted on the EC site here. ENJOY ;)



"Did you forget something?"


"Panties," he groaned. "You’re not wearing any."

"Oh, um I…yeah, I hate them. You got a problem with that?"

"Are you kidding?"