Friday, November 30, 2007

Weekly Catchup

It's Friday and I'm planning to work on Hostage to Pleasure. :)

What are you guys up to?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crazy-Making Mini-Excerpt

You know how I was talking about the yummy hero in the novella I'm writing? Well, I did say I'd post up some kind of excerpt. So here's a sneak peek (some stuff may change in edits). But WARNING - don't read it if you have a low crazy-making threshhold. 'Cause it's short.

Why is it so short?

1. It's a novella so I can't give away too much.
2. I was trying to find a bit where you didn't hear his first name, because that's mentioned in Mine to Possess (only two more months till MtP releases!!) and I thought you guys might enjoy figuring out who he is.
3. It's fun to make everyone crazy ;)

So, if you'd still like to meet Mr. Scrumptious, here he is:


…he followed Annie the short distance to the sick bay. Looking over her shoulder, he saw the darkened interior. “He’s gone.”

She jumped. “You walk like a cat!”

“I am a cat, sweetheart.” He wanted to tease her again, so he let a low growl rumble up from his chest. “See?”

Streaks of vibrant color stained her cheeks. But she didn’t back down. “Are you planning to move?”

“No.” He drew in a deep breath, fighting the urge to nuzzle at her throat. “You smell good. Can I taste you?” It was a half-serious question. “Just a little?”

“Mr. Quinn!” She took a step around him and headed off.

But he’d already caught the lush bite of arousal in her scent. Satisfied, he followed, on his best behavior now. It wouldn’t do to scare Annie away.

Not when he planned to keep her.

So, anybody feeling crazy? (Nalini runs away very fast)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Book Tour: Sexy Devil - Sasha White

A book tour today for fellow Berkley Babe Sasha White. Details below!

SEXY DEVIL - Sasha White
Kensington Aphrodisia
November 27, 2007

No one can resist the spell of a …SEXY DEVIL

Surrender to Sasha White's sensual world, where red-hot passions simmer—and desires are unleashed with sinfully wicked pleasure…

"The Devil Inside"

Workaholic Caleb Mann used to think blind dates were a waste of time, but when his ex-girlfriend calls him boring in bed, Caleb becomes bent on changing his image fast. And fast is what he gets when he barely knows his date's name, but he can't stop fantasizing about replacing the sleek motorcycle between her firm thighs and letting her ride him all night long…

"Devil's Jewel"

Ex-soldier and psychic hunter Angelo Devlin has seen evil first-hand. He knows how perilous his assignments can be, and he doesn't welcome outside help, which makes his run-in with Jewel Kattalis all the more infuriating. But instead of sending her away, he wants to grab her, take her, and tease every inch of her beautiful body. This woman may be more dangerous than any mission he's ever been on before…


"SEXY DEVIL by Sasha White is a sexy, tantalizing anthology that include a bonus story titled Mountain Retreat that features the story of Mac Goodman who appears in The Devil Inside.This book flows along smoothly from one story to another with well written characters that are easy to like with their charismatic ways. The touch of paranormal adds a little more intrigue that goes perfectly with the sizzling hot love scenes that will give you visions of your own!"

— Recommended Read From Fallen Angel Reviews

"SEXY DEVIL is hot as hell, with heroes to die for and heroines who are more than their match. For blazingly erotic romance marked by strong, sexy characterization, Sasha White never disappoints!"

— Meljean Brook, author of Demon Moon

"SEXY DEVIL is smart, sassy, and oh so sexy. It's fast-paced and has intriguing paranormal elements, interwoven with spine-tingling suspense. If you like erotic paranormal romances, you'll love SEXY DEVIL. Sasha White writes with amazing energy and a "joie de vivre" that engages the reader, and makes it impossible to put her books down. A talented, entertaining author!"

— Catherine Spangler, National Bestselling Author of Touched by Fire



After bartending for almost 20 years Sasha White has turned her focus to writing. Having traveled over most of the world she's seen and done many things. Things that help her tell stories about real people, love, and desire. Waitressing/Bartending feeds her endless curiosity about what makes people tick. Writing feeds her brain. Traveling feeds her soul.

She writes for Samhain Publishing, Kensington Aphrodisia and Berkley Heat. Sexy Devil is her first paranormal in print. You can learn more about Sasha and her books by surfing her website,

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Reader Interviews: Amy

Tuesday is reader interview day. If you'd like to participate (you know you want to), the details are here. Today's interviewee is Amy, and now I really want to know what she'd take to that desert island! ;)

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi Nalini! What a fun idea. Well, my name is Amy. I'm a stay at home mom. I live in Western NY with my fabulous husband and my son! He is 8 and growing up so fast. I've been married 10 years this past July :). I love books. And thank goodness I have a very supportive husband when it comes to my 'tiny' obsession. I have my library that has most all of the author goodies I have collected scrapbooked and framed hanging on the walls. I love that room!

2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?

I am a HOARDER!! Although I have gone through some of them and sent a couple boxes overseas to Iraq for the troops. It can be difficult to part with my books but who I did it for made it very worth it and I have even heard back from a few thanking me for them!

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

Well, I've already been named stalker of Jacquelyn Frank! hehe!! But you could definitely tempt me! Your books are fabulous!

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

I'm not a fan of Chocolate :(! I do love snickers candy bars!

5. Favorite book? Why?

This answer could change next week but as of right now it is Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson. I just read it the other night and the messages that were in that book were very touching! Tragedy can happen at any moment and you have to enjoy what you have and NEVER take it for granted. And also, there is life and happiness after a tragic event. Man, I love that book!

6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

I'm kinda in the gutter with this one....sooo....I'm going to plead the fifth! ;)

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

I'm not a breakfast eater. I drink two cups of coffee every morning.

8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?

uhh...I'm afraid to count! But I would have to say more than 50! :)

Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

Hmm...this is a tough one. I keep wanting to describe the perfect male. But that's not the same as hero. I don't think I can describe the perfect hero.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Website & Heroes Poll

My website's been updated.

Also, Diana Holquist's Sexiest Man Never Alive poll (discussed in the comments to this post) is now live, so go forth and vote for your favorite heroes.

I'm heading out, so it's a quick post today. Why don't you guys tell me what you've been reading? (And whether you've done your Xmas shopping?)

Have a good start to the week everyone!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Saturday Links

Careful how you research - crime writer Ian Rankin was once suspected of murder.

Dear Author is holding a really awesome Thanksgiving giveaway (you have until Sunday to enter).

Kimber Chin had an interesting post up on RTB about The (Im)perfect Heroine.

Cover artist Emma Peterson talks about one of her covers on Dionne Galace.

Lora Leigh has put up a steamy excerpt from Nauti Dreams.

And if you like mazes - check out this game at Target (link via Nice Mommy~Evil Editor)

Have a fabulous weekend folks!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Weekly Catchup

It's the end of the week again. What's everyone been up to? Plans? I know many of you are celebrating Thanksgiving, so have a great holiday break. :-)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Books and more books!

Since we love talking books here, I have a couple of book-buying questions for you guys today.

1. How do you usually buy books these days? The bookstore? Online? Somewhere else?

2. How many of the purchases are impulse buys - as opposed to having something on your to-be-bought list?

Also, don't forget to give Diana hero suggestions for her Sexiest Man not Alive poll. (Comments section of yesterday's post).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Interview: Diana Holquist

Here's the interview I promised you with the author of Sexiest Man Alive, Diana Holquist! Diana's happy to answer any more questions, so hit her with them! Plus, check out the discussion question below. Now, onto those deep, dark secrets...

1. Sexiest Man Alive? How did you come up with such a fun idea?

Oh, that’s easy, Sexiest Man Alive was inspired by my husband. Hi, Honey!

Okay, is he gone?

Right then. Sexiest Man Alive was really inspired by a famous guy whose name I will not
mention. I used to work for his father. Famous guy would show up in the office every now and then and stroll about and we’d all swoon and try to catch him bending over the water fountain in the hall….

Sorry. Got a wee bit distracted there. Anyway, we’d sit around and gab, asking each other, what is it that makes that guy so, well, hot. That, my friends, is the stuff of great literature.

2. Inspiration for Jasmine's character - her "flaw" is just so original? (Tangent: Hey, I wrote a Jasmine, too! My first published book!).

See, we were meant for each other, Nalini. My Jasmine’s flaw is that she’s pathologically shy around sexy men. She shakes, she blushes, she goes mute, and then she flees in terror. This is a problem as she’s just landed the job as the dresser (the person who helps an actor change quickly between scenes) for People magazine’s sexiest man alive. I came up with the flaw because I’m that way. Not around sexy men. But around a certain kind of person. I won’t tell you who or what, though; it’s too personal. But if you know me, and you’re that kind of person, you think I’m INSANE. If you’re not that kind of person, you think I’m completely normal. (Hah!) It’s a kind of phobia—like of snakes or heights…only for Jasmine, it’s sexy men. It’s actually surprisingly common.

3. SMA is part of a loose series based around three sisters - how about giving us the lowdown on the other books.

Each book starts with a gypsy psychic, Amy, who can tell a person the name of their soul mate—the one person on this earth who is destined to be their One True Love.

Make Me a Match, was the first book I published. It’s about woman with a “perfect” life who learns that her soul mate might be dying. If she ever wants to experience the love of a lifetime, she has to drop everything in her comfortable life and find him now.

Sexiest Man Alive is the second book in the series. It’s the story of the shyest woman alive who comes to believe that her soul mate is People magazine’s sexiest man alive. It’s in stores now.

Hungry for More will be out next fall. It’s Amy’s story, the Gypsy psychic who has been messing up everyone else’s lives with her soul mate prophecies. She loses her power and has to take a job in a restaurant to support herself. Wouldn’t you know the chef is one sexy dude….

4. Who is Diana Holquist - tells us your deep, dark secrets (especially the ones that involve sexy men).

Wait, I think I already did that. Okay, more secrets. I have no idea how to use my cell phone. I have to have my eight-year-old find Dancing with the Stars every Monday night, as I can’t work our satellite TV either. I’m addicted to diet Pepsi, but I hide it and drink it in coffee cups so my kids don’t see me drinking soda. I’m addicted to Sudoku.

This isn’t about me, but rather about the model on the cover of Sexiest Man Alive: this was his first modeling gig. In real life, he teaches special needs kids. Now, if that’s not sexy, I don’t know what is…

5. What draws you to write contemporary?

Contemporary romantic comedy is dead. And yet, I get so many reviews and e-mails that say, thank god someone is writing fun, funny, light contemporaries! I have the utmost respect for other genres, but I could never write them. Angst is not my thing. Dark stuff frightens me and I’m too frightened of the real world to deal with made-up stuff.

6 .Do you have plans to write in other sub-genres?

I have a cross-genre idea for my next book after Hungry for More, but I don’t know if I can pull it off. So I won’t admit it yet. Come back in five months and I’ll tell you more.

7. Anything else you want to add?

Thank you for having me!

8. How about a question for readers to discuss?

Matt Damon, People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2007. Pro or con? Discuss.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Reader Interview: MaryKate

Tuesday is reader interview day. If you'd like to participate (you know you want to), the details are here. Today's interviewee is MaryKate...and if her perfect hero ever comes to life, I have first dibs!!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm a 36 year old meeting planner who lives in metropolitan Washington, D.C. I'm an avid reader of romance.

2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?

My books go in three categories: (1)give aways, (2)shares, (3)keepers.

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

Nora Roberts. She's my all time favorite author and seems to be such a smart and incredibly witty person. I'd just love to have cocktails with her.

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

Very. Especially Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms.

5. Favorite book? Why?

The Windflower by Tom and Sheila Curtis. Why? The prose, plain and simple. It features some of the most evocative prose written in romance, IMHO. The hero is delicious, the heroine smart and grows noticeably during the story, and the secondaries are some of the most memorable out there. Also, it's a pirate romance. What's not to love about that??

6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

Books, iPod (with some sort of charger), and plenty of Diet Pepsi.

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

A bagel and lite cream cheese.

8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?

Two. I'm a very fast reader, so I have a hard time maintaining a TBR stack. I'm always deeply envious of people who say they have hundreds of books waiting. How do they do that?

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

He's tough, loyal and a leader of men. He's probably ornery and can be on the cranky side. He's fiercely protective of those he loves, especially his woman. He's a big guy, and looks good in either a t-shirt and jeans or dressed up, but prefers to be casual. He's good with his hands (and his mouth...LOL!). Hmm, maybe I've thought a little too much about this.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sexiest Man Alive - Diana Holquist

I found out about Sexiest Man Alive via Jane's review on Dear Author. (It's a great review, so swing by that way for a much more in-depth look at the book.)

Here's the blurb that I grabbed from the author's website:

Jasmine Burns’s One True Love as destined by Fate is named Josh Toby. Of course, he might not be THE Josh Toby, the biggest movie star of the decade. After all, a shy girl like her could never be loved by a movie star like him? Could she?
The One True Love part comes from Jasmine's sister, Amy, who has a gift. She can touch a person and tell them the name of their destined soulmate. There's just one problem - she just gets a name. So if your one true love is John Smith, you're in trouble.

I really enjoyed
Sexiest Man Alive - at first blush it's a fun contemporary romance, but this book's got heart. I felt for Jasmine. Her shyness isn't put on or temporary, it's very much a part of her life. I absolutely loved the book's beginning - Jasmine trying to get over her fear of speaking to men by practising with a naked...Ken doll. (Go here to read the excerpt.)

And Josh Toby, the Sexiest Man Alive, surprised me. He was a movie star but he was also so sweet. I could totally see him and Jasmine making it. This book made me smile. :) Have any of you read it? Thoughts? Any other good contemporary recommendations?

p.s. I've roped the author into doing an interview. Look out for it on Wednesday! She's going to be spilling some deep, dark secrets...*grin*

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Links

Diana Peterfreund has a bright and beautiful cover for her next book - Rites of Spring (Break).

Yvonne Lindsay also has an awesome cover for her Tycoon's Valentine Vendetta.

Meljean Brook's ARC contest (to win an advance copy of Demon Night) is still running.

Bronwyn Jameson is giving away a copy of Seduce, Sizzle and Simmer.

Jennifer Apodaca's first sale story is up on Dear Author. She calls it The Bulldog Approach.

Jordan Summers has a thought-provoking post up on RTB about Making Friends With Change.

And my resistance to Creation in Death is crumbling, crumbling, crumbling. Ah, Roarke...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Weekly Catchup

It's Friday! The week has zipped by at the speed of light. My plan today is to finish off the almost-final draft of the novella and do some work on another book. But Creation in Death is sitting about five feet away calling to me. Nalini, Nalini, come read me, you know you want to....

What voices are you hearing? How's the week been?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

When Characters Make Their Own Rules

So I'm working on this novella and hero is so scrumptious that I want to write a whole book about him. He just makes me want to sigh dreamily. The man is a terrible tease though - the things he says to the heroine!

The idea for this novella came via Mine To Possess. There's a fleeting mention of something in MtP that made me think, hmm, wonder what their story is. It was meant to be a fun look behind the curtain so to speak - an in-depth look at something glimpsed. Now the hero is sitting here laughing at me because he knows he's going to get to come back in other books. I just won't be able let either him, or his heroine, go. I think you guys are going to love him too. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Reader Interview: ShellBell

Tuesday is reader interview day (except today is Wednesday *grin*). If you'd like to participate (you know you want to), the details are here. Today's interviewee is ShellBell, and she definitely knows her chocolate!! :)

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a single, 40 year old and I live in New Zealand. No cats no this house, although I have considered getting one or two! I am generally quite a reserved person, until you get to know me. I absolutely hate talking about or describing myself as I'm pretty boring, and there are always much more interesting things to talk about! I have been an avid reader for years and rarely go anywhere without a book in my handbag!

2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?

Definitely a hoarder. I do eventually have a cleanup, but end up re-buying some of the ones I'v gotten rid of. My Palm is a godsend - I can have print and ebook versions of my absolute favourites, and just ebook versions of the rest.

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

There are a couple - definitely you Nalini, along with JR Ward, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Fortunately I'd be a harmless stalker - far too shy to ever approach anyone, and you'd never get a word of sense out of me! I think I'd probably be way too star-struck (or should be author-struck). I doubt if I'd be able to open my mouth without making a complete fool of myself - I prefer to admire from afar.

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

Extremely - especially peppermint, fruit and nut, white chocolate, flake bars (ooh yum - especially the luxury flake bars), pinky bars, milky ways, moro bars, freddo's, sultana pasties, tim tam biscuits, mallowpuffs, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, chocolate milkshakes, chocolate mousse, chocolate dipped ice-cream etc, etc, etc. Let's face it - if it has chocolate in it, I'll eat it! .

5. Favorite book? Why?

The Odyssey by Homer. I've always loved Roman and Greek mythology and this book is a very compelling read. I couldn't possibly name a favourite romance or paranormal book - there are too many of them that I love, and enjoy reading (and re-reading) each of them for different reasons.

6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three
things would you take with you?

*A campervan (winnebago) - with an never-ending supply of food, electricity and fresh water......... does that count as one item!!!!!

*Having discovered the joys of eBooks, one item would have to be my Palm, stocked with all of my favourite books and music.

*The Tim Tam genie - at least I'd have an endless source of chocolate biscuits and a companion who could ....... cook for me!

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

Eggs and spaghetti on toast - I cook breakfast most weekends but during the week it is usually just some yoghurt.

8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?

57 - some books have been in my TBR pile for ages as I haven't been in the right mood to enjoy them. Other books are in my TBR pile as they are in a series where I don't have the earlier books and I get really pedantic about reading books in a series in the correct order.

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

Someone who is confident, but not full of himself, leaning towards being an alpha male.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

AAR Top 100 & Interview

I'm going to put up the next reader interview tomorrow instead of today, because I want to share some cool news.

Slave to Sensation is in the 2007 AAR Top 100 Romances list! Thanks to everyone who voted for Sascha and Lucas!! I'm ecstatic so many of you loved StS. :)

Also, in other news, I was interviewed by Anna Campbell for the Romance Bandits. Drop by and say hi.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Good novellas

I'm working on a novella this week, so I thought we'd talk about some good novellas that we've read recently. I've heard great things about the On The Prowl anthology so that's definitely on my to-read list.

Any other recs?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Weekly Catchup

What's everyone been up to? Plans for the weekend? Share!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy Diwali

Today is Diwali, the Festival of Lights. I hope you all have a wonderful day full of light and joy. :)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr & YA Books

This is another young adult book that I think adults will love, too. I certainly did. It’s about a girl, Ash, who can see the fae (who are all around us). However she’s spent her life pretending she can’t see them, because of the possible (dangerous) consequences. Then one of the faeries, Keenan*, starts to court her.

Keenan is the Summer King and he’s been looking for his Summer Queen for centuries. He thinks Ash is the one and he’s not going to take no for an answer. Throw in Ash’s sexy outsider boyfriend, Keenan’s chilling mother, and Donia, the last (unsuccesful) candidate for Summer Queen, and you’ve got a deliciously dark story. Link to author's website.

From memory, I’ve read three books or series I consider YA this year (PC & Kristin Cast’s “House of Night” books, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” and this one), and it’s a departure for me – I don’t think I’ve read that much any other year. Is it because YA is changing, or is it because YA has always had intriguing stories but now some books are making it big, making us pay attention? What do you guys think?

*Hey, I have a Keenan in my books, too!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Art of Television

We haven't talked about t.v. for a while, and since the new season is starting in New Zealand, I thought we'd go for it today. I'm not watching much at the moment, so share your faves with me and tell me what dvds I need to look out for.

Over this way, the Dresden Files are about to start. Heroes, Season 2 has already begun. Those are two that I'm interested in. Oh and for Joss Whedon fans, he's apparently developing a new series.

What are you guys watching on the box? Any recs? (Also, don't forget to drop by my guest post at Simply Romance Reviews and share your fave first lines - some great ones already up there!)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Simply Romance Reviews

I'm the inaugral guest blogger at the brand-spanking new Simply Romance Reviews blog. Come keep me company, share some of your favorite first lines and drop your name into the hat for a prize.

Reader Interview: Candice

Tuesday is reader interview day. If you'd like to participate (you know you want to), the details are here. Today's interviewee is Candice, and she's got a very interesting extra question for you all. Read on to find out more!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Candice but my nickname is CandyAss, has been since high school, all though no one ever really calls me by it all the time lol. I love reading paranormal romances and fell in love with Slave to Sensation. Which was the best impulse buy to date :) I love; being a Libra, playing with Photoshop, writing and reading, I am proud to be a child of the 80's lol and have a great movie and pop culture knowledge. When anyone has a question about movies they come to Candice lol. I was raised in Florida but currently reside in WV (could be soon to change)

2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?

I could never give any books a way. I am a hoarder to the end (unless the book didn't really grab me, then I have no problem passing it along) If I love the book the I spread the word for people to buy it, it's worth it :)

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

Wow, well I have to say that it's not so much the author but the characters I would stalk lol but I wouldn't mind having a sit down with Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Alyssa Day, Lara Adrian, Nalini Singh, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Alex Kava... but thats just a few

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

I love chocolate like it was a food group. White Chocolate is my favorite but there's nothing like a good 'ol milk chocolate bar

5. Favorite book? Why?

Oh I can't say I have a fav book, or even series. But I do to love the 'Warrior-protecting-innocent-while-finding-love' stories

6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

A way off lol um, I would need laptop with Internet connection, all my books (that counts as one right ha-ha) and a Warrior ::dreamy sigh::

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

I sleep till noon usually but I like croissants

8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?

oh gosh I have a drawer full... roughly 15-ish (and more on the way)

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

I wouldn't mind a Brotherhood of the Black Dagger, or Dark Hunter... Shifters are usually loyal and mate for life, a knight in shining armor with immortality lol... the kind you only read about

p.s. Think I should add any other questions?

If you were in the Psy/Changeling World, what side would you be in?

It would be hard to be a Psy, with no feeling but it would be cool to have special abilities. I think a Changeling because of the freedom of expressing feelings and having family/pack with you.

Monday, November 05, 2007

N.O.R. Award & Hostage to Pleasure

I had a very nice surprise in the inbox this morning. Caressed By Ice was voted the Best Print Paranormal Romance in the FAll N.O.R. Awards! Thanks to everyone who voted for Judd and Brenna.

What a great way to start the week!

My main plan for today is to work on Hostage to Pleasure - I'm currently working on a hardcopy, and since I don't want to end up with 400 pages of notes to enter when I'm done, I'm planning to input some of the changes today. Wish me luck!

Hope your week's getting off to a great start, too! What're you up to today?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Saturday Links

A while back, several New Zealand & Australian Silhouette Desire writers got together to create a six-book continuity series. The series debuts January 2008, and the website for the continuity "Diamonds Down Under" has just gone live - swing by and show them some love!

The Knight Agency is giving away a highlander and some passion in their Free Book Friday. Winner picked Monday so you've got the weekend to enter.

Gena Showalter's blog party is rounding up with a big prize pack, so don't forget to swing by.

This week's first sale story at Dear Author features multi-published author Jennifer Ashley.

And last but definitely not least *grin*, my website has been updated.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Weekly Catchup

Before we get to the catchup, I wanted to answer a question from yesterday's comments - Kat asked whether chapter 1 of Hostage to Pleasure will be included in back of Mine to Possess. The answer is yes. It's an unusual first chapter...and that's all I'm saying. ;)

I'm exhausted this week - the t.v. is looking more and more tempting. I have Howl's Moving Castle sitting here, but I'm also tempted to find one of my Bollywood favorites and lose myself in the drama and romance. Decisions, decisions.

How's everyone's week been? Weekend plans?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Book Cravings

There's been an interesting discussion going on in one of my email groups about different types of romances, which got me to thinking about what kinds of books I'd like to see more of. I'm a western fan, so I'd love to see more western books out there.

What about you guys? And if you're not craving anything, what can't you get enough of? (Books, people, I'm talking about books *grin*).