THREE new prizes for #GiveawayMay and a #free book for everyone.

Good morning! I’m happy to report that there have been so many entries for #GiveawayMay and it’s garnered so much excitement I’ve decided to make it a yearly thing. This is fun! I love the tradition of receiving presents on your birthday, but let’s be honest: your mom did all the work. You should be giving her presents. So I’m having a blast giving you guys stuff, even though you’re not my mom. I’m just showing my appreciation for the awesomeness of people who gave me—not my life, that’s all Mom—but my career, which is you guys, the readers. You rock. Have a majestic laser unicorn. via GIPHY Today’s #GiveawayMay involves no unicorns, but it is fourfold! Which is kind of majestic. And also a made-up word. The first giveaway is this faaaabulous signed copy of The Scarlet Deep (by moi) along with copper bracelet that says “breathe.” It’s cute and seems appropriate […]

The Genius and the Muse is now available!

I’m very excited to announce the release of my fourth book, The Genius and the Muse, today! Buy it at: Amazon Barnes & Noble “The Genius and The Muse is such a lovely story. It’s the type of book where you want to re-read it, because you may find more little delights you missed the first time.”—The Autumn Review It’s a contemporary romance, which is a new genre for me. It’s set in the art world, which I love (I studied ceramics and metal-smithing in a past life). Most importantly, it has Kate and Javi. Oh, Kate and Javi! How I do love my odd couples. And these two might just be my favorite. Here’s a short excerpt from Chapter Thirteen: Javi stared back for a moment before he turned to keep walking down Thomas Street. She joined him, silently taking in the chaotic atmosphere of the Art Walk. The […]

Tis the season…

For spooks, goblins, skeletons, and give-aways! I am announcing the final publication date for my book, A Hidden Fire, on October 18th, 2011! I won’t belabor the point here, but if you have any other questions, I hope you’ll check out the site for the books, ElementalMysteries.wordpress.com for book news, teasers and contests. Here’s some advance praise for the book: “A sophisticated, intelligent, story that will leave you in love with its characters. This is a must-read for lovers of paranormal romance looking for something that has real substance.” —Nichole Chase, author of Mortal Obligation, Book One ofThe Dark Betrayal Trilogy “I am in love with this story! It is beautifully crafted and moves at the perfect pace to suck you in and keep you coming back for more. …I am eagerly anticipating the next installment of this series, and I am grateful for the chance to read an ARC copy of this […]

Friday Fiction: New Tracing Shadows and a Winner!

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all had a great week. I’ve posted new Friday Fiction, and we have a contest winner! Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog this past week. I enjoyed reading your comments and I’d like to congratulate reader, Cindy, on her win of The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume One: Meeting and Mating! Thanks to all who commented. I think I’ll definitely have to do more contests in the future. If you have any ideas, let me know. Also, for all you Tracing Shadows fans out there (and G&M fans, as well) Part Three: The Sculptor is up on the blog! I’m dying to know what you all think, so let me know. Hope you have a great weekend and keep commenting! I love to hear what you guys think, what you’re up to, and what you’ve got going on, too. I’ll have a writing update […]

Reading, Watching, Listening—Vampire Edition

Reading:  Two new indie writers you might want to check out! The Vampire Relationship Guide by Evelyn LaFont This is my give away book this week (still time to enter by commenting!) If you’re looking for a fun take on the romantic . . . or maybe not so romantic aspects of dating a vampire, take a look at LaFont’s book. It’s a very funny, tongue-in-cheek look at the idea of a regular ol’ gal dating one of the undead. Josie is a great protagonist! Voodoo Dues by Stephany Simmons Okay, no vampires in this series (yet!) but I mentioned wanting to read this a while back after reading the first chapter. The book is out now, and I’m pleased to say I really enjoyed it. I was impressed by the attention to detail. Simmons has obviously done some work researching her subject matter and it shows. Figg and Lian […]

New chapter of Shadows and a give-away!

I just posted a new chapter of Tracing Shadows late last night, so check out Part Two: The Photographer. Things in Kate’s world are certainly getting more complicated. I’m also running a give-away this week! For the next week, every comment you make on my blog enters you to win a free copy of Evelyn LaFont’s The Vampire Relationship Guide, Vol. 1! It’s a fun and witty book that “takes a satirical look at what could happen if a clueless human chick really dated a vampire.” From her website: “Josie wants what she’s never been able to have—sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world’s richest vamps, she doesn’t stop to question her luck; she just jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, secretly hoping that she’ll come home with a party favor […]