Monday, June 30, 2008

New Excerpt & Links

The website has been updated...and we've added an excerpt from "Stroke of Enticement." Hope you all enjoy it!

Also, I wanted to give you a heads-up that Lora Leigh is running a contest with some amazing prizes. It closes July 4th, so you've still got a few days to enter.

And just in case you haven't already seen it, Sherrilyn Kenyon and St. Martin's Press are offering a free download of Seize the Night, as part of the leadup to the release of Archeron (who will be his heroine?!!!). The download offer ends July 3rd.

Friday, June 27, 2008


What does a typo gremlin look like? Obviously, it has the power of invisibility, because your eye passes right over it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Where are you?

I think we did one of these over a year go, but how about doing a location check in? Where are you and is the sun shining?

It's officially winter in New Zealand - we've been having hail, sleet, and cold, cold rain. Brr.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Weekly Catchup

What's everyone up to? Plans?

After a week of afternoon blogging, I've decided to go back to morning blogging. (Except when I sleep in *g*).

So, give me your news? What's happening?

Friday, June 20, 2008

The title of Mercy's Book roll please...BRANDED BY FIRE. Oooooh, what could it mean?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Reader Interview: Nicole

It's reader interview time, and today's interviewee is Nicole, fellow fan of the Black Jewels Trilogy!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm in my mid thirties and recently bought a new Condo. I have had fun decorating and buying new furniture. I am a techinical trainer for a software company. I LOVE to read and sometimes like to do crafts. I played womens tackle football, semi-pro, for 1 year. And I am a pagan that lives in a small, Christian town, so that is sometimes fun :)

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

I am a hoarder. But, I just bought a Kindle and am going to sell most of my books as soon as I get it. That will free up 3+ 6foot book shelves.

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

Laurell K Hamilton or Sherrilynn Kenyon. I love all the books these ladies write. Sorry, Nalini, you live to far away :( Also, Anne Bishop if I could ask her about her Black Jewels stories.

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

Very, I have a small piece of dark chocolate each night. For my digestion of course :)

5. Favorite book? Why?

Ender's Game- The first book I stayed up all night reading.
After that it would have to be any book from L.Hamilton, S.Kenyon, C.Feehan, N.Singh, P.Briggs, A.McCaffrey, M.Lackey or C.Cherryh.

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

My Kindle, unlimited Coke and a knife.

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

Burger King Croissant sandwich and a coke.

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

None, I buy them as I find them to read. Unless they are not yet published.

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

Smart, funny, sexy and a great kisser. Must be a little dangerous or at least look dangerous. Tattoos are good and piercings. Confidence is also a must.

* Where do you live?

Oregon, USA

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

Changeling, I would love to be able to shapeshift.

* Seen any good movies lately?

Last movie I went to see was The Bourne Ultimatum, and it was excellent.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's work, really...

Just in case you need a procrastination tool way to improve your vocabulary - Scrabulous. Warning - highly addictive.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Demonica: Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione

I've got a book rec for you today - Pleasure Unbound is the start of a new series by Larissa Ione set in Underworld General Hospital. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy and thoroughly enjoyed it, so here I am, adding to your tbr pile. *g* This book is dark, sexy and takes place in a very unique world - totally recommended :)

Here's the blurb (you can read an except on Larissa's site). The book releases next week.

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…

She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…

Your turn to add to my tbr pile. I've got a few new releases on it already, and I'm anxiously awaiting Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs. What's on your reading list?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Angels' Blood

Angels' Blood is now available for pre-order! Whee! :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Witchy Chicks

I'm guest blogging with The Witchy Chicks today, talking about alpha females. Come keep me company! :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Reader Interview: Angela

Since we did a catchup the other day, I thought I'd post up a new reader interview today. Today's interviewee is Angela, who has great taste in chocolate :)

1.Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am currently working full time, and taking classes. I am mother to a 2 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Gage) who gets all my spare time. I read voraciously, anything, and everything. I love to go out and see live bands, dance and I hate karaoke...not listening to it, but singing LOL.

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

I'm a hoarder. I can't stand the thought of giving my books away. I have to really dislike a book to get rid of it. It works for me though, because I do re-reads quite often of a lot of my books.

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

I don't think I'd stalk anyone....but I do have a list of authors that I'd LOVE to meet. JK Rowling, JR Ward, you Nalini, Diana Gabaldon...just to name a few.

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?

Mmm. Dove chocolate. or Ghiradelli's. Yum. I can't resist it.

5. Favorite book? Why?

Another tough one. I love so many books. Lord of the Rings for the intricate world that Tolkien built, Lover Awakened for the heartwrenching story, Slave to Sensation for the characters and world, and Harry Potter, for the twists and turns, and stories of friendship within.

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

Being a good girl-scout I can fend for myself there, but I'd definitely take an ereader (full of books) with solar charged batteries, notebooks/pens to write with, and a laptop loaded with movies, and (again) solar powered batteries ;)

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

I'm bad. I didn't eat anything for breakfast. Just had a soda.

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

30 that I own. Probably another 100 on my wish list.

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

Sense of humor is an absolute must. Intelligent (and this doesn't mean he needs a doctorate). Taller than me in heels. Secure in himself, and in us. And he loves me and appreciates me for me.

* Where do you live?

The Frozen Tundra (Wisconsin) ;)

* Seen any good movies lately?

Yes. I really LOVED Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Great story, great acting, great directing.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen

After finishing the most recent draft of Mercy's book, I took some time off to read. The Sugar Queen was one of the books I picked up.

Here's the blurb from the author's website.
Josey, at 27, doesn't go out except to do chores for her mother, she doesn't wear clothes that her mother says don't suit her, and she eats, secretly, as a substitute for the life she's not living. One morning, when she goes to her closet to raid her secret stash of sweets, she finds a woman sitting there. Della Lee, on the run from something in her own life, has decided to take up residence in Josey's closet. Thus begins Josey's quest to get this madwoman out of her closet, and along the way she discovers a world where the color red has astonishing power, passion can make eggs fry in their cartons, and romance can blossom any time -- even for her.
I really enjoyed Sarah Addison Allen's debut, Garden Spells, so I was looking forward to this one. And I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. It's a different story from Garden Spells, but has that same unique sense of magic and romance. Totally recommended :)

What books are you all reading? Any recommendations?

Chat Alert

A quick link - Jess Anderson and JR Ward will be chatting in the The Knight Agency Chatroom 12th June @ 8pm EST. Full details here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


A wee change to the blog - my posts will be going up early afternoon my time (so about 5 hours later than I used to put them up). Why the change? Productivity - I think diving straight into work in the morning really gets things going.

Morning person or night owl - what are you? What's your favorite time of day?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm back!

I'm back! How're you all? Tell me what you've been up to.

I've just completed a draft of Mercy's book and now I'm going to have a read and see how it all flows. I like to work with the whole book, rather than editing and finalizing sections, so I'll be doing further drafts - but I tell you, this book is sizzling ;-)

Talk to me - what's your news?

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ask the Agent

A quick heads-up that agent Elaine Spencer is answering questions every Friday at If you want to submit a question, just leave a comment on the current post.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

OOTB Tour: Moonstruck - Susan Grant

Contrary to reports, I have not turned into a permanent cave dweller. *g* I know some of you have sent me emails, and I'm hoping to answer them today, so keep an eye out on your in-box. And I will be returning to regular posting soon...ish ;-)

Today, I bring you an OOTB tour. (Love the cover!)

MOONSTRUCK by Susan Grant

HQN Books, June 1, 2008


And Coalition starship admiral Brit Bandar is one tough woman. A mere intergalactic treaty could never get her to trust the Drakken Horde. There was too much bad blood between the Coalition and the Horde and, for intensely personal reasons, Brit wasn’t sure that she was through spilling it! But now a peaceful accord has made Finn Rorkken, a notorious Drakken rogue, second-in command on her starship – and through some grand cosmic irony – front and center in her thoughts…and her heart.


Either title sat easily on Finn’s battle-hardened shoulders. Though second-in-command to “Stone-Heart” Bandar? That would take some getting used to. Peace required as much sacrifice as war, so he’d comply even if his reaction to the gorgeous admiral fell decidedly outside protocol. But would he end up kissing or killing her if the galaxy’s tentative truce turned into all out war?



RITA award winner and NY Times best-selling author Susan Grant loves writing about what she knows: flying, adventure, and the often unpredictable interaction between the sexes! When she’s not writing romances set in far-flung locales, Susan pilots 747 jumbo jets to China, Australia, Europe, and many other exotic overseas destinations where she finds plenty of material for her novels.


4.5 stars! The quick pace and compelling characterization make this space adventure riveting! --reviewed by Jill Smith, RT Magazine

[A] gripping storyline, fascinating characters and great writing. Susan Grant has an immense talent for writing this special brand of romance. --Tanzey Cutter, Fresh Fiction."[A] can’t-put-down read that draws you in from the first page and doesn’t let go until the tension-filled final chapters!" -- Linnea Sinclair, RITA award winning author of THE DOWN HOME ZOMBIE BLUES

This tale packs a punch! Fans of the Honor Harrington series (by David

Weber) will thoroughly enjoy Brit and Finn's story. I could not help but give a spontaneous high-five when I finished this gem. -- Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews,

This book kicked serious butt. Susan Grant can write more like this and I'll be ready to devour them at a moment's notice! -- Kathy Boswell, The Best Reviews