Saturday, August 29, 2009

Book of the month & August reads

I really enjoyed this book - one of Keri's older series, showcasing a shapeshifter hero and a witch heroine who just may save the world with her magic powers - if she can only remember a past that is fast catching up to her. Set in Melbourne and full of non-stop action with goulish monsters and vampires alike, it seemed over too quickly for my liking!

August reads:
Savage Dragon: Anna Hackett
The Trelayne Inheritance: Colleen Shannon
Guarded by Stone: Yolanda Steisos

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blog Bites on RWA

I was lucky enough to get onto Romance Writers of Australia's blog bites this week, where the featured author gets to answer 3 questions. (my first job pales a bit compared to the others' LOL!) Here is the addy:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Night's Cold Kiss: release day!!

Happy release day Tracey!!

For those who didn't get to read the early blurb, here it 'tis again! -

For centuries war raged between the humans and Aeternus vampires—until courageous efforts on both sides forged a fragile peace.But the rogue Necrodreniacs will never be controlled—addicted as they are to the death-high . . . and bloody chaos.Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race—even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctantly accept Christian's help to achieve her vengeance—even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty dreniacs.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Savage Dragon by Anna Hackett

It was fantastic to meet Anna Hackett, Nocturne Bites author of Savage Dragon at the RWAus writers conference in Brisbane early this August (where has the time gone!!?)
I really enjoyed this fast paced read and recommend it to anyone who likes their dragon stories short, hot and thoroughly believable =)
She also has the first book in the windkeeper series coming this September at Nocturne Bites: Wind Kissed, Fire Bound.
To find out a little about her books check this out
Oh, and I love this cover too Anna!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shapeshifter Seductions & Eleni's Taverna

I'm guest blogging at Shapeshifter seductions today, if you get the chance to vist - and even better - comment! I'd love to see you there!

The gorgeous Eleni is also promoting me today- without any coercion from me (honestly!!) Seriously, keep an eye on her blog, she's going to showcase authors there from time to time. Please feel free to go and leave a comment there, we'd love to have you! (hint hint nudge nudge)

Monday, August 17, 2009

My First Review

Just got back from the Romance Writer's of Australia conference. WOW. This was a credit to the organizors who ran it like clockwork - no mean feat with the 240 odd writers who attended. Anyway, I'm home now, bone weary but so very inspired! And so excited to see my very first review at Night Time Romance Reviews - 5 stars!!!! Squeee!! (sorry, had to do put that in lol)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Writing in Progress (Ice Cold Lover, Her Dark Guardian & Believe)

Stone-Cold Lover is not far from its release date (whoo hoo!!) But in the meantime I have a few projects I'm working on that are coming along very nicely.

Ice Cold Lover is my next novella I hope to publish with Ellora's Cave. It features the daughter of the gargoyle hero and human heroine from SCL. This new heroine has a few body issues she has to deal with, as well as an obsessed, gorgeous, notorious bad guy... Oh dear!!

Her Dark Guardian is an old manuscript I resurrected that was originally aimed for Desire or Presents. This done well in the contest circuit, but it's simply too dark for category romance so I've decided (in my free time LOL) to turn this into a paranormal. Hmm. A super-model who returns home to her ex-lover - a reclusive artist. Should be interesting!

Last but definately not least, I'm also working on a single title (or perhaps mainstream) novel with my co-author - hey Kylie! - which is a bit of a learning curve from my usual comfortable paranormal niche. That being said, there's a real darkness to this book (can you sense a recurring theme here!) with paranormal elements (psychic, spirits) and a hero who is falling into drugs as quickly as he's falling for a single, pregnant woman who just moved in next door...

Now if only I could write as quickly as Ms Nora Roberts!

Monday, August 3, 2009

SCL Book Cover on Paranormal Monday MySpace

Whoo Hooo! Got my cover as one of three for this week on Paranormal Monday's MySpace. How cool is that! =)

August: Quote

I see the role of the writer as creating a room with big windows and leaving the reader to imagine. It’s a meeting on the page

~ Kevin Crossley-Holland

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Milestones and the Passing of Time

Winter's chill is already thawing, making me question where most of this year has gone? Seems as if it's just flown by and I'm grappling to keep up! I think the many milestones to celebrate has helped/will help it pass. My little girl turned two not so long ago (they aren't babies for long!) and now my eldest daughter is due to have her own little one - and I'll be a granny!! I'm attending the RWA conference, and my first published book is due out this month, and I can look forward to making a living - finally - from my writing!! Bring on Spring!

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