Sunday, October 31, 2010
Today I'm at Hywela Lyn's Halloween Blog. If you have an opportunity stop by. Its all kinds of fun. (Julia Barrett, I'll be looking for you:)
What are you doing for fun on Samhain? We went into the mountains last night to look for the mysterious Brown Mountain lights. We didn't see them but the sky was so beautiful it took my breath away...or maybe that was from the elevation. Anyway it was amazing. Have you ever heard of the Brown Mountain lights? They are a phenomena. Lights appear on the horizon and travel into the sky, some describe them as orbs, some say they come in colors. No one has yet figured out where they come from or what causes them. Anyway, enjoy your Hallow's Eve.
Don't forget the great blogs at: Amarinda Jones, Anny Cook, Julia Barrett and Molly Daniels.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
- I'm blogging today with Eppie finalist, Cindy Spencer Pape. If you have an opportunity, please stop by.
Don't forget the great blogs at: Amarinda Jones, Ashley Ladd, Anny Cook, Julia Barrett and Molly Daniels. Links on right at bottom.
Contest: For a chance to win a copy of SUNDIAL, a Starbucks gift card and a 'seeing' pendant just leave a comment and mention SUNDIAL.
As Sarah Miles drives down Eighteenth Street, a stranger materializes in front of her car. She throws on her brakes, braces for impact and…drives straight through him. For a brief moment, his voice filled with quiet despair echoes in her head. “Saura.Saura.” Then he’s gone. Later that day, Sarah discovers the SUNDIAL and her incredible journey through time begins.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thanks to the kind folks that are keeping up with this tour.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Interviewer: “Welcome, Sarah. Thanks for joining us today.”
Sarah: “My pleasure.”
Interviewer: “How does it feel to be one of the premiere painters in the country?”
Sarah: “Wonderful. I’m unbelievably lucky. I get to do what I love and get paid for it.”
Interviewer: “And paid quite well, I might add.”
Sarah laughs. “Yes. Quite well.”
Interviewer: “This is a little off topic, but what’s your thoughts on time travel?”
Sarah: “A year ago I would have said time travel always makes for a great story. Now…”
Sarah takes a deep breath. “Time travel exists.”
Interviewer: “And how do you know that?”
Sarah: “I’ve traveled back in time.”
Interviewer: “Oh come on. You can't be serious.”
Sarah: “No really.”
Sarah: “As you know, I predominantly paint gardens. My niece, Meghan Ryan who is also a painter and a good one, I might add, and I were painting in a garden when we discovered an ancient sundial. I remember reading the inscription. It said ‘Fate cannot be altered’. Then I touched it and poof.”
Sarah: “Poof. All of a sudden I was in this vortex of whishing wind, being whirled round and round then the bottom fell out and I was dropped down.”
Interviewer: “Dropped down where?”
Sarah: “In the middle of the battle of San Jacinto.”
Interviewer: “San Jacinto! Did you meet Sam Houston?”
Sarah smiles: “Oh yes. What a sweetheart. He is, was, the most amazing man.”
Interviewer: “So why do you think you were taken back in time, Sarah?”
Sarah: “To find Jesse Adams.”
Interviewer: “Jesse Adams. That name sounds familiar.”
Sarah’s face softens as she smiles. “Yes, I imagine it does. Listen, I’m on a bit of a tight schedule. I’ve got to go.”
Interviewer: “Wait, aren’t you going to tell us about Jesse Adams?”
Sarah’s face lights up. “Only that he’s waiting for me. Thanks for having me. Goodbye.”
Interviewer: “Thanks for stopping by. Goodbye, Sarah.”
Interviewer: “Hmm, I wonder… just who is Jesse Adams.”
Without warning, he exploded into her senses. One moment she was driving alone down a busy intersection, the next he was there. A stranger with black hair, dressed in clothes of another era. But most frightening of all, he had no substance.
"Oh, my God!" Sarah screamed as she slammed on the brakes. "Oh, my God. Oh, my God!" she sobbed.
The brakes squealed as steel-belted radials dug into asphalt.
Her cat Monet, riding in the passenger seat, went skidding across the seat and onto the floor.
Sarah had a brief impression of a tall, sleek stranger. He was standing in the middle of the road, his arms outstretched. And she could read his thoughts as clearly as if he'd spoken. Saura. The word whispered through her mind, a bastardized version of her name. Her hands gripped the steering wheel and her whole body went rigid as she tensed for the impact.
CONTEST: For a chance to win an autographed copy of SUNDIAL, a 'seeing' pendant and a $10 starbucks gift card just leave a comment. The contest will be running through noon of Nov 14th. I'll have the drawing and post the winner that evening.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
What do you do to promote your books?
Does music beckon your muse?
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Check out my two new releases this month:
Just for Jess (Immortal Cravings #3)
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2010
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Vampire Jessamy Maitland is a classic workaholic, until her friends team up to buy her a weekend with the incredibly sexy vampire Dermott McMahon on his luxurious private island. Dermott is determined to get Jess to kick back and relax, so he’s enlisted the help of three lion shifter friends.
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Motor City Witch (Urban Arcana Book #2)
Release Date: October 4, 2010
Publisher: Carina Press
Blurb: She’d left magic behind.
Once upon a time, Elise Sutton had been a powerful witch and paranormal enforcer. Once she’d been madly in love with Fae lord Aidan Greene. But when Aidan had considered his duties more important than their relationship, the love affair ended badly. Shortly after, while on the hunt for a rogue demon, Elise was brutalized and almost killed. Months later she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. To protect her child—and her heart—Elise decided to live a nonmagical life.
Until she meets Aidan again, and he assumes Dina is his daughter. When Dina is kidnapped by a racial purity movement, Elise turns to Aidan for help. The icy facade she has built around herself shatters at Aidan’s touch. Together they have to hunt through the human and faery worlds to find Dina...and to discover whether or not they have any kind of chance at a happily ever after.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I'm currently at Romanticon where I've met Anny Cook, Cindy Spence Pape, Helen Woodall, Regina Carlysle, and lots of other fun folks and seen buds Marilyn Campbell and Kate Poole.
Enjoy your day.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Thank you for hosting me on my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour, which launches my contemporary romantic suspense, Lancelot's Lady, a novel filled with sexual chemistry, tension and lots of sizzle, not to mention looming danger. It'll take more than beauty and brains for Rhianna to become Lancelot's Lady. But let's go back to where it all began…
I was born with a passion for books that started at a young age. One day, when I was about three, my mother caught me scribbling lines under each sentence of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat. She was appalled. She thought I was defacing the book. When she asked me what I was doing, I said, “I’m writing the story.” I think even then I realized how important books would become in my life.
About ten years passed and I had a book collection that was the envy of my friends. I had every Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys book, plus numerous Bobbsey Twins novels and others. Every word was like gold to me―something to be treasured. While my mother read her romance novels and my father read his science fiction tomes, I slipped away into the world of youthful investigations, following clues and solving mysteries―often with a flashlight under my blanket. I was captivated by these authors’ golden words and often stayed way past my bedtime.
Reading is very therapeutic and can take your mind off stress and pain, so my books became my best friends, always there when times were rough. What better way to escape the mundane life of a pre-teen and forget about chores, school and low self-esteem issues than to bury oneself in an intriguing book? These stories took me away to other worlds, to ‘live’ other lives, if only for an hour or two.
As a young teen, I collected Barbara Cartland and Harlequin romances and other adult fiction. One day I was offered a job as a journalist for a small BC newspaper. I was thrilled. Masset Meanderings became my column and I was paid about $5.00/week. Years later, I wrote a health and beauty column for another newspaper. But my deepest passion rested in fiction and books.
At fifteen, I had a growing collection of Stephen King, John Saul and Dean Koontz books and was fascinated by stories of suspense and horror. Inspired, I began to write my first novel. It took me a year to complete and I was proud of that accomplishment. Yearning for someone to tell me it was good, I brought the typewritten manuscript to school and kept it in my locker until I could show it to my language arts teacher.
However, when I returned to my locker, someone had broken in and my manuscript was gone, and since this was well before home computers and laptops, it was my only copy. I was devastated. This time, they were my golden words. And someone had stolen them. That day I learned that there is a deeper connection to the words we write. We own each word. If we have written something, those words have stemmed from our thoughts and feelings.
As a bestselling author of Canadian suspense novels (and now romance) who went from avid reader to avid writer, I have been blessed by words. I am not only a woman who loves to read, but an author who loves to impact other readers. After growing up reading books of every genre, I have learned to appreciate and respect those golden words as gifts given by an author.
Books educate, motivate, inspire and enrich, and every one you read has the power to stretch your mind and imagination in ways that challenge you. A good book can make you shake with fear and check your doors and windows, make you question ethical practices, or make you feel better about yourself. Books can make you laugh out loud…or reach for a tissue. Words have power and reading is an investment, one that I believe is worth more than gold.
Lancelot's Lady ~ A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.
Lancelot's Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooks, Amazon's Kindle Store, Smashwords and other ebook retailers. Help me celebrate by picking up a copy today and "Cherish the romance..."
You can learn more about Lancelot's Lady and Cherish D'Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) at http://www.cherishdangelo.com/ and http://www.cherylktardif.blogspot.com/. Follow Cherish from September 27 to October 10 on her Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour and win prizes.
Do you have the desire to write a novel or book? What's holding you back?
Leave a comment here, with email address, to be entered into the prize draws. You're guaranteed to receive at least 1 free ebook just for doing so. Plus you'll be entered to win a Kobo ereader. Winners will be announced after October 10th.