Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Next Big Thing...

I’ve been asked by the fabulous author Chris Karlsen to participate in the Next Big Thing blog chain. So here is my contribution.

What is the working title of your book?

Where did the idea come from for this book?
I’m keen to mix elements of both romance and horror into my stories. My idea came from what the possibilities are if you put yourself into a position to die before your time was up.

What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal romance with horror elements

How long did it take to write the first draft?
A few months.

What actors would you use for a movie rendition of your book?
I watch very little television/movies, so I really cannot accurately answer this, but here is a sneak peek at the photos I will be using for my trading cards which will give you a better idea of what my hero and heroine look like in my mind.

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
For Leah Rhodes and Remy Moreland, can one night together lead not only to a way out but to love as well?

Will it be self published or represented by an agency?
This novella will be published by Books To Go Now.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I have a bit of fascination with the afterlife.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
My last release, SEE ME (Leap of Faith Publishing) and my short story ANTIQUE CHARMING (Books To GoNow) have the same gothic-y atmosphere that I love and feature in REMEMBER THE STARS.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
I strive to come up with plots and characters that are unusual and not run of the mill. My main genre is romance, but I love to infuse horror elements as well to produce a story that the reader will hopefully not have read before.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I'm at CTR's Latte Lounge today

I'm at Coffee Time Romance's Latte Lounge all day today with other Heartfelt Promo authors. I'll be talking about my current and upcoming releases and taking questions. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm at the CTR Latte Lounge today with an Amazon giveaway!

I'm at Coffee Time Romance's Latte Lounge all day today with fellow Books to Go Now Authors. While I'm there, I am giving away a $5 Amazon gift card! Stop by and read all about a lot of great stories and more chances to win!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Change of Address and Back To You are BOTH short listed at the Festival of Romance Awards!

I'm thrilled to announce that both of my contemporary romances Change of Address and Back To You have been short listed for this years Festival of Romance Awards!

Back To You is a finalist in the Best Short Romance category, and Change of Address is a finalist for Best Ebook Read.

Five Star Review for SEE ME from Night Owl Reviews!


SEE ME has just received a Five Star Review from Night Owl Reviews!

Score: 5.00 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick

Since she was a little girl, Charlotte Anders knew she was special—she just didn’t know why. It’s 1896 as the story opens, and all Charlotte wants is to become a funeral director like her father. A tragic fire at a lumber mill changes Charlotte’s life forever, and that of a young man who has perished in the fire.

Flash forward to the present day and we find Carly (formerly Charlotte) still very much alive and still mourning the death decades earlier of her beloved husband Jamie. Carly has lost contact with her only other eternal friend, Xander, and now she’s hearing voices in her head.
Carly accepts an invitation from an online friend to help him appraise his collection of Victorian photographs in hopes that the persistent suitor in her head will sense a male presence and leave her in peace.

Little does Carly know that Daniel Tremont is someone special, too. Not only is he eternal like she is, but he’s the young man from the lumber mill fire all those years earlier. Daniel has been searching for Carly for over one hundred years, and now that he has found her, he has no intentions of letting her go. But can he make her see who he really is?

SEE ME is a cleverly written paranormal romance novella flavored with a bit of horror. We meet Carly and Daniel, who are both eternal and searching for the missing pieces in their life. The reader is not bogged down with tons of fancifully written backstory, but introduced via a love story to two people who through no real fault of their own cannot die and are just struggling to get along with a never ending future. Emotionally driven, we feel their pain, we see their struggle, we elate in their happiness. The beauty of this story is its simplicity. When simple is done right it is beautiful, and SEE ME is beautiful. The quintessential paranormal romance.

Thursday, November 1, 2012