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Happy Halloween! Welcome to the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop. With over 60 authors participating, there are plenty of opportunities to win prizes, including one of the grand prizes.  

Enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post for a chance to win the hop-wide grand prize.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win an e-book copy of my first novel, Flowers for Megan, which was re-released in September by Salt Run Publishing and includes a bonus chapter and a very Halloween-worthy new cover.I'll be drawing for the winner Halloween night.

Interested in winning a cute little owl-shaped Scentsy burner plug-in and an autumn-scented scent bar? Just like my Facebook page. When I reach 200 followers, I'll bedrawing a winner. Here's the

********** I envy bloggers who can just think up things to talk about. I am not one of them. I open my blog, and I write ten sentences - well, I write one and delete it, write another and delete it, etc., ten tim…

Coming Soon...

Even though the official release date for Broken Ties isn't November 14, 2014, the pre-order information showed up on Amazon this week! 
I've always dreamed of the day I'd walk in a bookstore and see my books on the shelves. So far, that hasn't happened in the solid, brick and mortar world, but it's still thrilling when it happens in the digital world!

The next few weeks are going to be busy. I'm participating in the Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop all next week. Come back Monday to learn about chances to win great prizes and learn about some great authors on the blog hop!
Then, to celebrate the release of  Broken Ties, I'll be taking a blog tour. I'll be doing a few contests for free books and things during the tour so follow along.
As the holidays approach, I'm looking forward to some other opportunities to get out and meet and greet readers. 
Come back or like me on Facebook to keep track of what's coming up. 

Cowboy Up with Guest Author Andrea Downing

A big welcome to Andrea Downing, author of Lawless LoveLoveland and the soon-to-be-released Dearest Darling


With my first book, Loveland, currently on sale until 26th September,  it’s rather a reflective period for me.  I remember the research trip to Colorado and Wyoming I did—the first of several—and the pile of memoirs I consulted to get the language and characters correct.  Other facts I had to research for Loveland were the household products in use in the 1880s, as well as the foods they consumed.  Perhaps the most famous of these for cowpunchers was Arbuckles’ Coffee.  
Right up through the Civil War, coffee was primarily sold ‘green’ to be roasted by the consumer.  This was done in a skillet over the campfire on the range or in a wood burning stove at home in small batches:  while green coffee beans could be stored indefinitely, roasted beans could be rancid within a couple of weeks.  Furthermore, such individual roasting was inconsistent, and one burnt bean could rui…
The Romance Review is having a Fall Into Love Party this month with daily chances to win free books and other prizes. I'm giving away an ebook of The Butterfly Game on September 5th. Just click on the link below the announcement to be taken there. 

Spotlight on Author J.C. McKenzie and Shift Happens

I think I've said this before, and you may have already realized it, but I'll say it again: I'm the worst blogger in the universe. I'm terrible at keeping my blog up-to-date, and half the time, I forget I have guests on the calendar. That being said, I'd like to thank my guest today, J.C. McKenzie for putting up with my scattered brain and letting me spotlight her book,Shift Happens.
So, without further ado, I'm turning the spotlight toward J.C. andShift Happens:  


Andrea McNeilly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces …

Big Easy Blog Tour

Better late than never, right? I hope so. It's my week to appear on the Big Easy Blog Tour, but with my scattered brain and Memorial Day combined, I missed posting on Monday. So I'm doing it today. 
Author Sharon Drane invited me to participate. Visit her blog to read her post for the tour and to see the beautiful cover of her upcoming release, Touch the Sky. Go backwards from there, and like a family tree, you can trace the roots of this tour as close to its beginnings as you'd like. 
Since the purpose of this tour is to discuss our writing process in the hopes of helping other aspiring writers,  I was instructed to answer four questions as part of this tour. Here they are, along with my answers. 

1) What am I working on?
I just finished the first round of edits on Broken Ties, which will be released just in time for Christmas this year. I'm also working on edits for the re-release of my first book, Flowers for Megan. It should be available in the next few months. As far …

Sunday Serenade with Savannah Young

Author Savannah Young is here to share her Wilde Brother Series and serenade us with the music of singer/songwriter Dan Patrick Fulton, whose lyrics can be found in all the Wilde Brother books. Enjoy the following video from Dan Patrick Fulton and read on for more about WILDE RIDERS, including an excerpt...



WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES. 

Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can't believe he's coming back. But his late father's bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper's help. 
Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H &a…

Reading, Writing & Romance: Happy Release Day to Author Terry Rochenski and Lo...

Reading, Writing & Romance: Happy Release Day to Author Terry Rochenski and Lo...: Happy Book Birthday to Love's Sorrow! Today marks the kick-off of Love's Sorrow blog tour AND part one of ...  a ...

Reading, Writing & Romance: Happy Release Day to Author Terry Rochenski and Lo...

Reading, Writing & Romance: Happy Release Day to Author Terry Rochenski and Lo...: Happy Book Birthday to Love's Sorrow! Today marks the kick-off of Love's Sorrow blog tour AND part one of ...  a ...

Happy Release Day to Author Terry Rochenski and Love's Sorrow.

Happy Book Birthday to Love's Sorrow! Today marks the kick-off of Love's Sorrow blog tour AND part one of ...  a sneak peak at the entire first chapter! Follow along during the tour for parts two through ten, and be sure to check out the rafflecopter below for some Love's Sorrow goodies! Love's Sorrow Means of Mercy #1 Historical Romance by Terri Rochenski Release Date: April 21, 2014 Publisher: Roane Publishing Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed. Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow's unrelenting waves of grief. Purchase Lin…