Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fun Facts: The Promise of Paradise is Now Available!!!

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day. And speaking of love and romance (we were, weren't we??), I'm thrilled to share the news that my re-released contemporary romance, The Promise of Paradise, is now available in the Kindle store!!!!

Even better, I'm offering it for the super-low launch price of $.99 - what else can you get for under a dollar these days? Maybe a small cup of go with that full-length novel you just bought ! I'm running this price through the long weekend, so please hop over and download yourself a copy....and spread the words to your friends as well.

Finally, if you're a blogger and are interested in participating in a blog review tour of this book, Goddess Fish Promotions is handling all the details for that, which will happen in April. Click on the banner below for more information. And happy reading!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Writers' Wednesday: An Awesome Advertising Sale!

Attention writers! The Romance Studio is having a fantastic Valentine's Day advertising sale, now through 2/16/13!! Check out what you can get:

Ad Offer #1
Single cover, banner, video and release party ads are buy 1 get 4 free for 5 ads @ TRS! No discount code is needed. Order your ad below and the bonus ads will be applied.
Ad Offer #2
6 cover/banner ads -- 1 month duration each ($90 value)
6 video OR single day release party ads -- 1 week duration each video ad/1 day duration release party ad ($60 value)
3 newsletter ads -- 1 issue each ($105 value)
6 social media blitzes -- 1 week duration each -- TRS promotes your release for 1 week on our Yahoo groups, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest
6 months featured membership at TRS ($60 value)

$50 - Featured members of TRS 

$65 - General Public 

Click here to find out more or to purchase an ad package. I highly recommend TRS; they're professional and super-easy to work with!

Also, for anyone who writes Christian Fiction, Lovely Christian Romance is holding a writing contest AND looking for submissions for their Christmas 2013 anthology. Here's more info: is hosting a writing contest. First prize is $300. The theme is Christmas on the Frontier. We want Christian themed novellas between 15,000 and 30,000 words. Many stories submitted that are not winners will be asked to be put in our great line of novellas which sell in print and e-book at Amazon and at Barnes and Nobles. See our requirements at at the top of the page. Send us a pre-email and let us know you are planning on entering the contest at lovelycromance (at)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Mentionables: It's Almost Release Time!

Super-excited to say that my re-released book, The Promise of Paradise, will be available this week, just in time for Valentine's Day! Stay tuned for all the details, and in the meantime, here's a sneak peek at a brand new scene from the story, along with a brand new character:

“Lucas, it’s perfect.” Ash wrapped her arms around Jen’s younger brother. “Thank you so, so much for coming up and helping out.”
            “Aw, didn’t do much,” he said gruffly. The six-foot-seven giant turned three shades of red as Ash released him.
            “Yeah, you did.” The porch still smelled of fresh paint, and all the loose boards had been fixed, along with the leaking toilet and the stuck window in Ash’s bedroom, which he definitely hadn’t
had to do.
            Lucas ran one hand over a head full of curly dark hair. “It’s a nice apartment.” He leaned against the railing and stared at the street. Always solemn, he seemed quieter than ever today. Broken hearts tended to do that, Ash supposed.
            “Yeah,” she agreed. “Hey, you’re gonna stay for the party, right?” She was almost positive Eddie had some single friends she could steer in Lucas’s direction.
            “Naw, I gotta get back.” He pulled a baseball cap from his back pocket and stuck it on lopsidedly. “Mom an’ Dad are havin’ a barbeque later. Told ‘em I’d try to make it.” He grinned. “It’s always hit and miss with Dad and the grill. I’d rather see him keep his eyebrows tonight.”
            She laughed. Such a good guy. She still couldn’t believe his girlfriend had cheated on him. In another life, Ash might have considered letting Jen set her up with Lucas, the way she’d been trying to
since about the second week the two of them had lived together. Ridiculously tall, seriously built, and sweet down to the core – what woman in her right mind would cheat on someone like that?
            Ash straightened the tables in both corners of the porch roof as Lucas planted a kiss goodbye on the top of her head. Guess you never really knew the thoughts in people’s heads. Secrets hid, lies
grew, and sometimes the very people you thought you knew best were the ones burying their knives in your back. Or their hearts in someone else’s.
            She shook away the thought. Not tonight. No sadness, and no regret. She glanced into the street below. A few cars already lined the curb in front of the house, and the sun hadn’t even begun to
set. Apparently, thanks to Eddie, half of Paradise had been invited to their housewarming party.
            A few minutes later, he poked his head through the window, looking out from the kitchen. “Ash? Everything good out here?”
            “I think so.” She and Jen had spent most of the afternoon decorating. Now red, white, and blue lights twisted themselves around the porch railing. Flags perched in buckets of ice, while picnic
benches and tables bowed under piles of food and soft drinks.
            “Jen’s brother’s not staying?”
            She shook her head.
            Eddie rested both arms on the sill. “Seems like a nice guy.”
            “He is.”
            “You and he ever…” He didn’t finish the question, but she read
            the look on his face.
            “Me and Lucas? God, no. He’s like – I mean, he’s Jen’s little brother.”
            “So nothing.” She propped one hand on a hip. “Are you jealous?”
            “Nope. Just curious.”
            She grabbed a handful of ice from the nearest cooler and tossed it in his direction. “Whatever.”
             “I’m gonna run out and get the beer,” he said. He picked up a few slivers of ice, already melting, and palmed them. “Like it wet, huh?”

Available soon!!