Monday, March 31

Tomorrow is the release of Melody of Love, and to kick off my debut novel, I will be chatting at my publisher's website. Firedrakes Weyr Publishing I hope to see you all there to celebrate with me this very special occasion!

Also! Starting today I have a sign up form on my blog for my mailing list. Everyone who signs up will automatically be entered for my contest drawings each month as well as be given access to exclusive excerpts and up-to-date information on where I'll be chatting/blogging/etc. =)

Saturday, March 29

Hello everyone! Things have been pretty hectic around here recently with the launch of my debut novel coming April 1st. I have added an appearances section to the right so that you'll know where I will be and when. I'm excited to announce that my first interview has been posted. You can find it at Night Owl Romances: It's so invigorating to see my book cover and an interview I've done on a review site. I hope you all will take a look and comment to let me know what you think.

Soon I'll be starting a newsletter and the people who sign up for that will be automatically entered each month into the contest drawings for prizes. I'll be posting more about that within a few days.

A little over 2 days until my Melody of Love is released! I've been working on editing a novella-length work-in-progress to submit and also finishing writing a novel-length WIP.

Sunday, March 23

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you're having a great day. There hasn't been too much more news to share. I have been hard at work on my paranormal romance, AF. I'm less than 9,000 words away from THE END. It's so exciting since it'll be my second completed novel-length manuscript. I'll keep you updated on that.

The time is getting ever closer for Melody of Love to be released! So here is a second excerpt to whet your appetite! =)

Excerpt #2:

The phone rang again, and it was Alex.

“Hey, I’m on my way up, okay?” he said.

“That’s great,” Kathryn said, starting to feel the jitters.

“Oh, no problem. I’m going to try to act like a gentleman.” He laughed and it sounded like the sweetest sound to her ears. She loved listening to happy laughter.

“I’m sure you’ll do fine in that regard,” she joked.

“Thanks for your vote of confidence. I’ll try not to disappoint.”

She could hear him walking up stairs over the phone. He was getting closer because she could hear the click clack of footsteps outside her door. She glanced through the peephole and saw him standing there as sexy as could be in a black button up shirt and slacks. Oh my God. He was gorgeous. She had never been able to call a man gorgeous before.

“Well, I’m here,” he said through the phone. “Should I knock?”

“Hmmm. Yeah. You might need to.” She laughed.

“Okay then.” She watched as he knocked on the door. She could see the way the jacket fit him so perfectly when he reached for the door.

“Oh, just a second, there’s someone at the door,” she said and opened the door. “Oh! It’s you.” She smiled. Her mind was blown. It was good she had worn what she did, or she would have felt completely underdressed! With him, she now knew there were adventures and surprises on the way. She didn’t want him to have some fancy restaurant reservations and her show up looking like she walked in off the street.

“Wow. You look very nice,” she commented.

“I could definitely say the same thing about you. You’re beautiful.”

I also have some exciting information from a TARA chapter mate. Julie Leto is doing some great giveaways at her blog,, starting Monday! She's not only giving away a chapter a day of her upcoming paranormal romance, PHANTOM PLEASURES, but she's also sweetening the pot by offering a $20 Amazon/Borders gift card per day to anyone who leaves a comment.

Tuesday, March 18

Book trailer for Melody of Love

Hello everyone! I just finished working on Melody of Love's book trailer. Check it out and leave a comment. =) Enjoy!

Monday, March 17

I hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and wearing green! Just in time to celebrate, I can finally announce that Melody of Love will be available on April 1, 2008!

Here's the blurb:

Kathryn Walker's life is great, except for one area. Love. Still reeling from the disappointment of past relationships, her world is sent spinning when danger encroaches on her simple life.

Alex Brown is a rock star dealing with betrayal, but once he meets Kathryn... His sights are set.

Could love be enough to sustain them through the hardship ahead?

Here's the excerpt:

"I better be going," Kathryn said, yet stayed in his arms.

"Do you have to?" Alex asked.

She sighed. "Yeah, I have to. I have work tomorrow." She looked up at him, and he back down at her. Their eyes met and held each other's. A spark of passion leapt between them.

He leaned down and pressed a kiss against Kathryn's lips. She wasn't reluctant, but it seemed like she didn't have much experience with kissing, not because she was bad at it, but because she didn't seem use to it. He judged and weighed how far he should go by how much further she was letting him go.

Alex deepened the kiss and placed his hand on her shoulder to massage the exposed skin there. She flinched, so he slowed the pace of the kiss and pulled back.

He looked down into her eyes, which seemed to be sparkling. He could tell that she enjoyed the kiss probably as much as he did, but wasn't certain that was possible. He smiled at her and pulled her back into a warm hug.

"That was wonderful," she murmured against his chest.

"Yes, it was," he replied. He pressed another kiss against the top of her head. "You drive safely and make sure to call me when you get home, so that I know you made it, okay?"

Kathryn nodded. "I will." She smiled and picked up her purse then they were headed for the door. He walked her out to her car and they kissed once more.

"Have a good night, Kathryn."

"You too."

Saturday, March 15

Multi-Author chat

Today, I'll be participating at Bonnie Rose Leigh's All Day Multi-Author Blowout! I hope you'll come by and join us in the fun! Here is more information on what will be happening and where.

Who: Bonnie Rose Leigh & Friends

What: All Day Multi-Author Blowout

When: Saturday, March 15th, all day


All authors (of any genre & Heat level) and their readers are invited to attend this all day event. There will be at least one prize given away every hour from 9 am-7pm EST to chat participants. Post your excerpts, news, contest announcement, etc. There will also be a four hour live chat on my website at: from 7pm to 11 pm EST that evening where you can talk with participating authors.

Friday, March 14

The Romance at Heart chat went excellent. There were quite a few great questions asked. I'll post the transcript to the chat here when it is made available. In the meantime, head over to Romance at Heart. It is an excellent place for readers and writers alike.

I have updated my MySpace quite a bit recently, so check that out and be my friend. =)

Monday, March 10

RaH chat reminder

I will be participating in a chat at Romance at Heart Magazine for Firedrakes Weyr authors tomorrow, March 11th at 8 p.m. EST. The link for that is Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 9

The website is finished with the contruction, so make sure you go check it out. Not too much has changed with it, but I now have a picture under bio and there have been several tweaks here and there. I've been writing for the past couple of days, but I am biting at the bit to start promoting my book Melody of Love and give y'all something to whet your appetite. I turned over my final edits to the editor-in-chief today, so that's a good step, and I've been promoting to friends and family members... I'd like all the sales I can get =)

I can give the blurb to Melody of Love, so here it is! Hope you enjoy it, and I will have more on the book as soon as I can. Make sure to leave a comment!

Kathryn Walker's life is great, except for one area. Love. Still reeling from the disappointment of past relationships, her world is sent spinning when danger encroaches on her simple life.

Alex Brown is a rock star dealing with betrayal, but once he meets Kathryn... His sights are set.

Could love be enough to sustain them through the hardship ahead?

Wednesday, March 5

Well, yesterday was the radio program, if you missed it you can check it out in the archives at Click play on the March 4th player. The program went well. Peggy Roberts, the editor-in-chief and CFO of Firedrakes Weyr Publishing, and I talked about reviews and editing tips. I also discussed my upcoming release, Melody of Love, as well as my work in progress. Take a listen to it and let me know what you think.

Construction on my website is continuing. I now have a My Books page up where you can get more information on my works in progress as well as Melody of Love. It still needs tweaked, but it's looking good so far. =)

Speaking of my works in progress, I have been progressing forward with my current project even though it is going slow. This beginning is leaving me a little frustrated since it feels to be going so slow and even though I've written about the characters before and know about them, getting into their heads is challenging. Then again, I tend to feel a little bit of frustration during the beginning chapters. For me, I have to just charge forward until I have a better handle on the characters since I don't focus too much on character profiles beforehand. I go into the story with basic information and an idea of them in my head, which is sometimes tossed aside by my characters within the first few pages, especially in the case of AF much to my chagrin.

That's all for now. =)

Monday, March 3

Got some writing done on book 2 of the For Love and Music series. Woot! I remember now how hard beginnings can be to write. I feel rather disconnected from the characters and don't feel like we've been fully introduced yet, even though both of them appeared in Melody of Love. It's odd, but... that's just part of the process, I guess. Construction on the website will begin tomorrow. I'll be adding some new content to it, so watch out for that.

Also, tomorrow at 8PM EST is the internet radio show. Don't forget! ;)

That's all that I can think of for now. I'll blog again tomorrow to tell about how the internet radio show went.


Sunday, March 2

Today has been quite a day! I finished my first round of edits for MOL and sent them back to my editor. Now I'll be waiting to see what she thinks of them. Woohoo! I also worked on my book trailer for MOL. Yippee! So far it's looking good, in my humble opinion! I still have a few things to edit and tweak with it before I'll post it, but there shouldn't be too long of a wait.

Also, for those interested, I will be participating in the Dragon's Den radio program for Passionate Internet Voices Talk Radio on March 4th at 8 p.m. EST. The link is

And then I will be participating in a chat at Romance at Heart Magazine for Firedrakes Weyr authors on March 11th at 8 p.m. EST. The link for that is

That's all I can think of for now!

'Night =)
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