Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe

I managed to read this in between writing - it's an excellent anthology to "snack" on if you haven't got time to read a full-length book.

The stories are of various lengths (I think the shortest is 5, but most come in around 20-30 pages) and written around the theme of werewolves and Christmas. I loved all the stories - each author's voice is unique and the stories cover the spectrum from dark to laugh out loud funny.

If you'd like more details, check out this post at Darque Reviews, which has a short blurb for each story.

Definitely recommended.

Did you all do any reading over Christmas? Any recommendations?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


After those lazy Christmas days, it's back to work for me - I'm going to dive into BLAZE OF MEMORY.

How about you all? What're you up to?

Saturday, December 27, 2008


...who ate too much over the past couple of days? I confess I did. And there's still chocolate cake calling my name. *g*

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

Happy holidays everyone!! I hope you have a fabulous time, however you choose to celebrate it!! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Hostage to Pleasure has been nominated as one of the Top Romance Books of 2008 over at Romance Novel TV. I'm keeping some stellar company, so swing on over and vote for your favorites! :-)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

North and South

I have to thank all the bloggers (especially KristieJ), who posted about North and South. I ADORED it!

If you loved the BBC's adaptation of
Pride and Prejudice, I think you'll love this, too. It's an adaption of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel by the same name.

The cast is fantastic - but I have to give a special mention Richard Armitage. Wow! I particularly liked how his character had all these layers that we got to see bit by bit.

I borrowed this from my local library, but I think I'm going to have to get my own copy. Those final scenes...sigh.

Have you seen it? Thoughts?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Patricia Briggs & Website

I have some wonderful news to share! Patricia Briggs, author of the rocking Mercy Thompson series, had this to say about ANGELS' BLOOD!

" was simply awesome. Powerful, terrifyingly, passionately awesome."


Also, the website has been updated, and included in this month's updates is a deleted scene from Caressed By Ice, as well as an "extra" scene between Lucas and Sacha. Enjoy! :-)

Friday, December 19, 2008

TKA Christmas Blog

I'm guest-blogging over at The Knight Agency blog ~ drop by and share some Christmas joy :-)

Special Release: ANGELS' PAWN

I have some more awesome news to share. You'll be getting an extra novella from me in 2009!

ANGELS' PAWN will come out before ANGELS' BLOOD next year as a special e-release. No confirmed release date yet, but it's likely to be in February, so make a note in your diaries!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cover Love!!

I love it!! Most especially I love that they're both on the cover since we know both Mercy and Riley from the rest of the series. Branded By Fire releases July 2009!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I'm blogging over at the Down Under Desirabelles today - and there's a very special giveaway - an ARC of Gena Showalter's The Vampire's Bride, so make sure you drop by!

Also, The Knight Agency is holding it's 2nd Annual Online Office Christmas Party on Dec 18th at 12.30pm Eastern Time. I have it on good authority that there might be presents *grin* Check out the full details here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Psy/Changeling Release Date Change

I have some great news on the Psy/Changeling series!

I know it's a bit of a wait to BRANDED BY FIRE (July 2009), but the wait for the book after that will be much shorter :-)

The release date for BLAZE OF MEMORY (Dev's book) has been shifted up to November 2009, so you'll get two Psy/Changeling stories very close together!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Catchup & Abby Gaines

First up, BooksOnBoard is giving away The Natural, a novella by fellow NZ author Abby Gaines, so check it out.

What're you all up to this weekend? I'm doing some work on a special project that I'll tell you all about next week sometime. :-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Eye Candy

I'm over at the Down Under Desirables today talking about hunks we'd like under the Christmas tree! :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

RT Nomination!

I just found out that Hostage to Pleasure has been nominated for a RT Reviewers' Choice Award in the Paranormal Action Adventure Romance category!! Woohoo!!

And talking of good books *grin*, I'm over at The Book Smugglers today, chatting about my favorite reads of 2008, so drop by and join in.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

The Down Under Desirabelles are currently blogging around the 12 Days of Christmas, with prizes every day. Swing by and say hi :-)

Monday, December 08, 2008

Bookworm Award

CindyW tagged me with the Bookworm Award. Thanks Cindy!

Here's how it works: Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.

The war wreaked serious damage to the building, but even greater damage was wreaked by the flood of 1966 when many of the sacred books (Tora) were lost.

Along the avenues which encircle the city, halfway between the ancient northern gate (Porta San Gallo) and the eastern gate (Porta all Croce), one finds...

I'm going to tag the last five bloggers who commented on the blog as I draft this:
Jenny Schwartzberg
Little Alys

Have fun!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Weekly Catchup

Actually, that should probably be monthly catchup. What's everyone been up to? Plans for Dec?

I'm working hard on a couple of things - hopefully should be able to tell you more about it in the next few weeks.

Also, a link: The Book Smugglers are doing a Countdown to Smugglivus all this month, with guest authors talking about favorite books of 2008, their upcoming books and more. Today they've got an excerpt from Loretta Chase.

Now, tell me all your news!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Reader Interviews: Heather on Three Fates by Nora Roberts

It's time for this week's reader interview - focusing on books readers of my blog, livejournal and myspace page consider absolute keepers. If you'd like to participate, you can find all the details here.

Also, if you'd like to read previous interviews, click on the Reader Interviews Part Deux tag at the bottom of this post.

Today's interviewee is Heather!

Heather on Three Fates by Nora Roberts

a) What's the book about?

This a story about 3 siblings and a mystery surrounding the lost three fates st
atues, throw in a greedy woman bent on taking them at any cost.

b) What do you love most about this story?

The interaction between all the characters but most especially the interaction between the siblings

c) How many times have you read this book?

So many times that it has fallen apart.

d) Who would you recommend it to?


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Shopping

I have a scary question for you today...have you done your Christmas shopping?!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Jo Leigh Auction

The For Jo Leigh auction is now live. Lots of goodies for readers and writers, including critiques from agents, authors and editors, book bundles, signed copies of books (including Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat and Hostage to Pleasure) and more fun stuff. Follow the link for all the details!