Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I heart south Florida writers! and NEWS!!!

I spent Friday and Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, hanging out with the gang from Florida Romance Writers and the Mystery Writers of American chapter. Let me tell you, they are wonderful folks! So friendly and welcoming and gracious -- I had a total blast. Late dinner after my flight kept getting delayed after storms and we had so much fun that I absolutely couldn't believe it when I woke up at 4:30 a.m. in the hotel -- sick.

Miserably, head cold, sneezing and sore throat, kind of sick.

Thank goodness the Sheraton had a gift shop with Dayquil that opened early. I over-medicated to get through my talk and lunch and I think it went pretty well. I was talking about interjecting humor in dark fiction (romance or mystery/suspense) so it's a topic I know well enough to conquer the cold medicine-induced fuzziness. Then lunch was wonderful and I made it home all the way to my house before I collapsed for 3 days. Ah, those lovely spring colds. Still working my way out of it but actually up and about now, which is good.

So my news, if you haven't heard it around the 'net, is fabulous: ATLANTIS REDEEMED debuted Sunday at #22 on the prestigious New York Times bestseller list!!! Boy was there champagne last Wednesday evening when we found out! Thank you all SO much for buying the book and for recommending my books to your friends. My dreams could never have come true without you.

(non-contagious) hugs,

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Top 10 (tongue in cheek) reasons to buy Atlantis Redeemed!

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #10 hot & steamy is on FIRE when a warrior regains emotion after 2000 years.

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #9 Olympics are over (& Atlantis invented sports!)

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #8 my rescue pugs are almost out of dogfood! Royalties=bacon! :)

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #7 Save the world from another lawyer (old day job) :)

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #6 Sexy Atlanteans, shape-shifters, and vampires, Oh. My!

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #5 Yes, there's a Quinn & Alaric scene!

Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #4 Fresh Fiction calls it steamy and exemplary!!

Finally, Top 10 reasons to buy ATLANTIS REDEEMED #3, 2, & 1: Wonderfully sexy romantic loves story - with swordfights!

We're packing up the POD this week and I'm on tight deadline, but I promise the giveaways will begin soon! And I'll double up on books some days to make up for the delay.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

ATLANTIS REDEEMED is in stores now!!

Happy release day to the Warriors of Poseidon! Brennan's hotly anticipated story is in stores today! Check out an excerpt here!

And another excerpt here - when Brennan first re-encounters Tiernan (boy, is it steamy!)

I'm also thrilled to share news of a wonderful author (and dear friend) whose first urban fantasy releases today. Eileen Rendahl's DON'T KILL THE MESSENGER is action-packed fun! Check her out at http://www.eileenrendahl.com.

Thank you again for reading my books. You help make my dreams come true!