Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

My New Year's wishes for you for the rest of this year and all of 2011...

May you always make the right moves.

May your cup runneth over with love.
May you always find shelter from any storm.

May you remain good looking and looking good!

May you find the perfect diet for your soul.
(If this face doesn't make you want to stop
eating sausage, nothing will.)

May you find perfect balance in the company you keep.

May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop.

May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobbery pink and furry tan.

May you manage to make time for siesta.

May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind.

May your accessories always harmonize with your natural beauty!

Should your mouth be bigger than your stomach, may you have a chewing good time!

May you always know when to walk away and know when to

And may your friends always bring you joy!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lookie, lookie!

I got the cover for my February release, TAMING A HIGHLAND DEVIL. It's stunning!!!

Wanna know more???

An erotic Scottish novella
Available 02.09.11
From Ellora's Cave


Laird Magnus Sutherland loves women. His prowess in the bedchamber has earned him the name Devil of Dunrobin, but no woman has ever stirred his heart. Magnus needs to provide his clan with an heir, which is the only reason he agrees to marry the neighboring chieftain’s sister. When his betrothed arrives, he discovers the chieftain has two sisters. If Magnus must bind himself to one woman, he intends to discover which is best suited to be his wife, for he wants more than a body to plant his seed. He wants a mate for life.


There are three reasons Lady Effie Reay refuses to vie for Laird Sutherland’s affections…

For one, she is thirty-two and would surely lose a competition to her beautiful, younger sister. Secondly, Laird Sutherland is a well-reputed rake, and she holds no desire to wed another faithless man. And thirdly, the sight of him makes her tingle, shiver and ache.

Will Effie be successful in thwarting Magnus’ advances, or will her body succumb to a temptation that can only lead to heartbreak?

Monday, December 06, 2010

Karma is smiling on me!

I have so much great news I don't know where to start...

Let's see...I got my cover for EDUCATING APHRODITE. Isn't she beautiful? Edits are turned in and the release date is set for Jan 5. I hope you'll all check out this how little number. It is my first published Victorian as well as my first ménage. *gasp*

I have more good news...I sold a second novella to Ellora's Cave! TAMING A HIGHLAND DEVIL is a set in the Highlands of Scotland. Yes, my little jaunt to London didn't last long. :) If you liked my single titles, then you will love Magnus's story. It's short, but it packs a lot of meat! *wicked grin*

Just a week ago I was informed that EDUCATING APHRODITE and TAMING A HIGHLAND DEVIL are both finalist in the erotic category of the 2011 Emily contest. This is a very prestigious contest and I’m so thrilled to have both my stories make the cut.

There’s more! Can you believe it? I don’t often talk about my unpublished work here on my blog, but I just found out yesterday that CARIBBEAN SCOT is a finalist in the 2010 MERWA synopsis writing contest! This is huge because I hate suck-nopses! HATE them and being a finalist lessens that venomous hatred inside me. *giggle*

Oh, and I found out today that HIGHLAND DRAGON sold to Thailand! I also learned today that HIGHLAND DRAGON was chosen to be a "Fresh Pick" at! Here’s their spiel:

[The Fresh Pick is chosen by a group of readers and is never a purchased advertisement or promotion. We've chosen your book because it appeals to us and we like to share our diverse tastes in reading and hope other readers will give it a try.]

Whew! What a day! What a month! I need to go save some more souls. Wanna come along?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lots o' News!

Well, things are really wild these days! I'm meeting myself coming and going, but the pace keeps me young. ;)

The biggest news...I sold an erotic Victorian set novella to Ellora's Cave! Whoot! I just got my release date and you'll be able to get your hands on this yummy little tale on January 5!!! That's just one day after the release of the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance where you can read HIS MAGICK TOUCH.

That's right two releases one day apart! Whew! How cool is that, really?

I also just found out HIGHLAND DRAGON sold to Germany. The new title is Magic of the Highlands which I think should pretty cool, though there's no "magic" in the book until you count the romance. *wink*

Lastly, (and this is really what's been keeping me busy) I've been working really hard getting my design business going and it seems I did too good of a job because I'm swamped! Which is a great thing in this economy. To check out what I've been doing, go to and also, check out the new romance stock site at

If you want to learn more, I'm blogging with Jennifer Jakes today and giving away one of the images!!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Mark your calendars!

Starting Oct. 4th to Nov. 1st, historical romance author Lila DiPasqua will be hosting a BLOG PARTY. Counting down to the release of the next book in her sexy Fiery Tales series, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED (out Nov. 2nd, Berkley Sensation), she's hosting wonderful authors with GIVEAWAYS EACH DAY!

You won’t want to miss out! Stop by HERE and join in the fun!

Maggie Robinson
Kimberly Killion
Kris Kennedy
Tiffany Clare
Courtney Milan
Michelle Rowen
Eve Silver
Miranda Neville
Monica Burns
Christina Phillips
Ann Macela
Margie Lawson
Anna Campbell
Juliana Stone
Sarah MacLean
Carrie Lofty
Kathryn Smith
Donna Grant
Evangeline Collins
Delilah Marvelle

Saturday, September 11, 2010

2010 Celtic Festival

So I just wrapped up at the 2010 Celtic Festival in Buffalo, MO. I had a great time today, chatting up my neighbor vendor, Rich and Kathy (the lye soap maker) and the sword demonstrator, the leather maker, the jewelry maker...And then there was "Tammy", the kewl blonde who drove me to the gas station so we could sneak back some booze. I mean seriously...a Celtic Festival with no ale?!?! What's up with that?

The honored clan was Clan MacLeod, which to my luck is Calin's clan in Highland Dragon, so I knew a thing or two about that particular clan. It was a beautiful day, though it threatened rain once or twice. I was lucky enough to be under a tree, so the sprinkles didn't get me. :) Now the bad news about this tree...I must have had a dozen "creatures" fall straight into my bodice. Ewww!

I was surprised how many readers there were there. Sales were good! Although, some folks didn't read "Romance"...GASP! are a few pics:

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Where did my summer go?!

Wow! I've been neglecting my blog! I've been busy writing, editing, starting new books...
I've turned in edits on HIS MAGICK TOUCH which comes out in January. I started a new novella, MY SISTER'S BETROTHED. I'm 13k in and enjoying it verra much. The hero, Magnus Sutherland, has a reputation with the maidens, and he has certainly proven to be a wicked rogue to write about. :P

On the contest front:
  • HIGHLAND DRAGON is an Award of Merit recipient in the Historical category of the HOLT Medallion contest.
  • CARIBBEAN SCOT takes second place in the 2010 URWA Great Beginnings Contest out of 213 entries.
    takes second place in the Romance Through the Ages Contest and received an Honorable mention in
    Passionate Ink's Stroke of Midnight Contes
I had a fabulous time in Orlando this summer at the National RWA Convention. We did Epcot much food, so little time to eat it. LOL I love conference because I get a chance to meet up with all those people I talk to online everyday. Plus, I'm always so motivated to write when I get home. Here are a few pics:

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

My face is going to hurt. I just know it...

Do you ever go to an event and have such a good time, when you get home your face hurts from smiling, your stomach hurts from laughing, and you can't sleep because your still giggling about something someone said? Well, that's the kind of afternoon I'll have today because I'm sharing the company of 4 entertaining authors:


If you happen to be in the St. Louis area this afternoon, you should stop by AROUND THE CORNER PAPERBACKS between 1:00 and 3:00. It's going to be a hoot and a half! :)

Here's the addy info:
Around the Corner Paperbacks
5496 Baumgartner Road, Suite 127
St. Louis, MO 63129
(314) 416-9100

Eileen Dreyer

Award-winning, best-selling author Eileen Dreyer, known as Kathleen Korbel to her Silhouette readers, has published 26 Silhouette books, 8 medico-forensic suspenses, and 7 short stories.

2010 sees her extending her range into historical romance. BARELY A LADY, the first book in her DRAKE'S RAKES series for Grand Central, premieres in July and follows the lives of three women who meet in Brussels during the battle of Waterloo and stumble over a plot against the throne. Eileen spent time not only in England but India to research the series.

A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.

Dreyer won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by RT Bookclub. Since that time she has also garnered not only five other writing awards from RT, but five RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, which secures her only the fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Since extending her reach to suspense, she has also garnered a coveted Anthony Award nomination.

A frequent speaker at conferences, she maintains membership in Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and, just in case things go wrong, Emergency Nurses Association and International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity. She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends. She's also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, although she doesn't see herself actively working in the field, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

Barely a Lady ( Drake's Rakes #01 )
ISBN-13: 9780446542081
Publisher: Forever
US SRP: $ 6.99 US
Pub Date: July 01, 2010

After discovering her former husband on the battlefield of Waterloo--and in enemy uniform--Olivia Grace must pretend to still be married to Jack to keep him from being hanged as a traitor.


Angie Fox

Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of the Accidental Demon Slayer series. She claims that researching her books can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it).

Angie earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She worked in television news and then in advertising before beginning her career as an author.

The Accidental Demon Slayer
ISBN-13: 9780505527691
Publisher: Love Spell
US SRP: $ 6.99 US
Pub Date: July 01, 2008

Newly anointed with demon-fighting powers and suddenly able to hear the thoughts of her hilarious Jack Russell terrier, a preschool teacher finds a new dark and dangerous world, including a sexy shape-shifting griffin she's not entirely sure she can trust.

The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers
ISBN: 0505527707
Publisher: Love Spell
US SRP: $7.99 US
Binding: Mass Market Paperbound
Pub Date: May 01, 2009

Accidental demon slayer Lizzie Brown and her grandmother's coven of biker witches have rolled into Sin City to take out a super-sexy succubus who has her eye on world domination--and worse, Lizzie's man, in this second entry in Fox's red-hot series.

A Tale of Two Demon Slayers
ISBN-13: 9780505528278
Publisher: Love Spell
US SRP: $ 7.99 US
Pub Date: February 01, 2010

In this third installment of Fox's red-hot, hilarious paranormal series, Lizzie and the gang travel to Dimitri's home in Greece where they are confronted with his past . . . and an unwelcome family secret that could destroy them all.


Patricia Rice

With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. In her forty-seventh book, she begins a new regency series entitled Rebellious Sons. The first book, THE WICKED WICKERLY, is a July 2010 release.

Patricia Rice's emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. In addition to receiving the Bookrak Bestselling Paperback award, her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.
A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina, she currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc.

The Wicked Wyckerly ( Rebellious Sons )
ISBN-13: 9780451230713
Publisher: Signet Book
US SRP: $ 7.99 US
Pub Date: July 06, 2010

Abigail Merriweather's farm is quiet since she lost custody of her four young half-siblings--until a roguish gentleman named Fitz stops for a rest, his rebellious daughter in tow. His etiquette is questionable, his parenting deplorable--so why does Abby delight in his flirtations?


Shirl Henke

Shirl Henke sold her first novel, a big historical romance titled GOLDEN LADY, to Warner Books in 1985. In 2005 she switched over to the “dark side” publishing two political thrillers, CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY and HOMELAND SECURITY under the pseudonym Alexa Hunt. She's also written romantic suspense for Penguin Onyx and Silhouette Bombshell as Shirl Henke. She's appeared on the USA TODAY bestseller list, been a RITA Finalist twice, received a BookraK Bestseller Award and won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewers Choice Awards from Romantic Times.

She's a member of the Author's Guild, Romance Writers of America, Missouri Romance Writers, Sisters in Crime, Novelists Inc. and International Thriller Writers.

Love Lessons at Midnight
ISBN-13: 9780843963632
Publisher: Leisure Books
US SRP: $ 6.99 US
Pub Date: July 01, 2010

No one knows the true identity of the mysterious madam who runs London's most notorious brothel--a place where a man's wildest dreams can come true. Robert St. John has not imagined the pleasure he will find or the danger he will court while seducing its mistress.


Kimberly Killion

Award-winning author, Kimberly Killion, has been hailed by Romantic Times Magazine as an author who writes “captivating romance with excellent pacing and characters who are honorable, intelligent and full of humanity.” Her debut book, HER ONE DESIRE (Kensington 2008), was nominated for the romance-publishing industry's highest award of distinction, the RITA® Award. HER ONE DESIRE won the 2009 Booksellers Best Award for both Long Historical and Best First Book. In addition, Kimberly’s writing received an Award of Merit in the 2009 HOLT Medallion. She was recognized in the 2009 National Readers’ Choice Awards, the 2009 Golden Quill Awards, and the 2009 More Than Magic Contest. Romantic Times Magazine awarded Kimberly’s second Scottish-set novel, HIGHLAND DRAGON (Kensington 2009), with the K.I.S.S. Award and said this is “a tale to cherish.”

Aside from writing, Killion teaches graphic/web design and serves as the President of the Missouri Romance Writers of America. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two children, a dog, three cats, and two dozen chickens.

Highland Dragon
ISBN-13: 9781420104417
Publisher: Zebra
US SRP: $ 5.99 US
Pub Date: October 01, 2009

Killion delivers a passionate medieval Scottish tale in which a laird must choose between avenging his father's death and surrendering to the passion he finds in the arms of his enemy's daughter.

Her One Desire
ISBN-13: 9781420104424
Publisher: Zebra
US SRP: $ 3.99 US
Pub Date: July 01, 2008

After the daughter of the Lord High Executioner rescues a Scottish spy from certain death in the Tower of London, she fuels him with desire and everlasting love, in this sizzling debut romance.

Stop by if you are in the area!!!