Thursday, June 16, 2016

Be Light - One writer's thoughts

Bad news is everywhere. Dark stories are on every TV and newspaper, blanketing social media. Tales of heartbreaking hatred and violence. Stories of loss, terror, and grief. It feels as if the shadows are spreading, plunging our world into darkness. It's terrifying and depressing, and each day the darkness seems to get deeper.

Do you know what stands out in the darkness? Light. A human being can detect the light from a single candle flame from thirty miles away. The darker it gets, the more visible any source of light becomes. If we want to change the world, we need to become the only thing that can defy darkness. We need to be light. 

By Leoadec (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)  via Wikimedia Commons

It sounds simple, doesn't it? Choosing light over darkness shouldn't be difficult, but it can be. Every time we give in to anger or fear our light fades a little. Every time we stand by and allow someone else to speak or act with hatred or violence, the light fades a little more. When we hide from the darkness by retreating into our homes, locking the doors and closing ourselves off from each other, our light cannot be seen or shared. 

Be seen. Stand up. Speak out against injustice. Laugh, sing, dance, and embrace the joy in life whenever you can. Your light will burn brighter, and that will attract other lights. One candle becomes two, and the light starts to spread. 

Light versus dark. Love versus hated. Acceptance versus fear. Our world is shrouded in shadow these days. All we can do is to strive to be one of the lights in the darkness.





Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Double Down - Now Available for Pre-Order



Now available for Pre-order.  
Releasing July 12, 2016


Special 2.99 pricing for Pre-Order Only


Cyborgs, aliens, true love, and adventure. Welcome to the Drift.




When it comes to love, sometimes the best bet is to double down.

Kit and Luke Armas are cyborgs created for one purpose, battle. Now that the war is over, they must fight to carve out a place for themselves in a universe they were intended to die for but never be a part of.

Cargo pilot Zura Watson came to the edge of civilized space to start over. The Drift is a haven for the hunted, the lost, and those seeking second chances.  It was also the last place in the cosmos Zura expected to find love.


When the shadows of the past threaten to eclipse this trio’s future, they’ll have to fight for their chance at love and the life they’ve always dreamed of.


ORDER LINKS


Monday, June 6, 2016

Cover Reveal - Double Down


I'm excited to announce my next release will be Double Down, Book One in my new Sci-Fi Romance series, The Drift.  

Cyborgs, aliens, true love, and adventure. Welcome to the Drift.




When it comes to love, sometimes the best bet is to double down.

Kit and Luke Armas are cyborgs created for one purpose, battle. Now that the war is over, they must fight to carve out a place for themselves in a universe they were intended to die for but never be a part of.

Cargo pilot Zura Watson came to the edge of civilized space to start over. The Drift is a haven for the hunted, the lost, and those seeking second chances.  It was also the last place in the cosmos Zura expected to find love.


When the shadows of the past threaten to eclipse this trio’s future, they’ll have to fight for their chance at love and the life they’ve always dreamed of.

Coming soon!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Releases - Great Canadian Reads

Need something sizzling to spice up your nights?

This week there are not one, but two new releases I wanted to share with you. They're both hot, amazing stories, by Canadian authors!


Line Brawl   
Book 8 in the Dartmouth Cobra Series
by the awesome Bianca Sommerland



Not all fights are one on one. In a team, no man should stand alone.
‘You can’t keep me.’

Shawn ‘Easy’ Pischlar has given his speech so often, it should be written on the white board in the Dartmouth Cobra’s locker room. Too many of his own teammates have heard the words.

And the games he’s played are finally catching up to him.

To hang on to his freedom, Shawn gave up on ever having someone to call his own. A young woman who expects nothing from him slips into his life and has him ready to toss the rulebook. While the man he loves tempts him to burn it.

Keeping them both would be easy, only…caring about them isn’t.

Because when he lets himself care, he remembers why he wrote the rules in the first place. Every lover, from the casual, to those who steal a piece of his heart, shouldn’t expect more than pleasure. More than passion.

Playing the game, on and off the ice, is his whole world. One he isn’t ready to change.

Except, life doesn’t stop for the game. And when old scars are ripped open, and he’s left bloody and beaten, the rules won’t help him put the pieces of his life back together.

To win this fight, he’ll have to break each and every one.


Buy Links: 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1WUTx8s
iBooks: http://bit.ly/linebrawlIB
Nook: http://bit.ly/linebrawlBN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/linebrawlK



****

Prime Minister
Book 1 in the Frisky Beaver Series
by the talented (and huggable) duo of
 Ainsley Booth
 & Sadie Haller



Gavin:
Ellie Montague is smart, sensitive, and so gorgeous it hurts to look at her. She’s also an intern in my office. The office of the Prime Minister of Canada.*
That’s me. The PM.
She calls me that because when she calls me Sir, I get hard and she gets flustered, and as long as she’s my intern, I can’t twist my hands in her strawberry-blonde hair and show her what else I’d like her to do with that pretty pink mouth.**

Ellie:
How much I like the PM varies on a daily basis. He’s intense, controlling, and a perfectionist in every way—and he demands the same of his staff.
How much I want him never wavers.
There’s something about him that tugs at me deep inside, and makes me wish that just once he’d cross the line in a late night work session. I’d take that secret to the grave if it meant I got a taste of the barely restrained beast inside him.***

FOOTNOTES:
* This is a fictional erotic romance. No prime ministers or interns were harmed in the making of this book.
** Except it’s a BDSM romance, so they were hurt a little.


*** Spoiler alert: she gets more than a taste. And she likes it.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

RTC 2016 - The Wrap up



I had the pleasure of attending my first Canadian-based romance author & reader convention this past weekend, and I had a blast! Eve Langlais put on a top notch event filled with amazing authors and the most enthusiastic readers a writer could hope to meet. 

I made new friends, found new readers and got to meet several of my readers face to face for the first time. I spent hours hanging out with my fellow authors (and trying not to fan girl when I found myself having dinner with the likes of Zoe York, Susan Stoker, Sadie Haller, and a host of other very talented writers. I was in great company all weekend, with a list of authors too long to mention, but they know who they are!) 

Speed Date an Author hosted by Kacey Hammill & Kali Willows

The Speed Date An Author event had to be one of my favourite memories, though to be honest the whole thing was a blur!  Ninety minutes of meeting and chatting with fifty or so readers for a minute or two at a time was a whirlwind adventure that left me with no voice and an ear-to-ear grin. 


S.E Smith was also at RTC, which meant I got to celebrate the release of Etched in Stone (Which is in Susan Smith's Kindle World) with her!  We had breakfast together and I could not have asked for a better launch day for my latest book. 


The "two Susan" breakfast with Susan Smith.

Our host was a bundle of energy all weekend, keeping everyone laughing and energized. She, along with her amazing staff, made sure everything ran smoothly (and fixed any hiccups along the way.)  


Bianca Sommerland, myself and the Awesome Eve Langlais on Western night

The book signing was a hit!  I picked up signed books from a few of my neighbouring authors, sold out of almost every book I brought with me, and got to meet even more readers.  One of my readers came all the way from Australia for this event, and she brought me a present!  (Thank you again, Jan!) It was so much fun that the time flew by and before I knew it, the signing was over. 

The 80's dinner was crazy fun, and the costumes took me right back to my teen years. (Lord, what were we thinking?!)  All in all, it was a fabulous, fun time and I hope Eve does it again next year. If she does, I know I'll be going back again.

To see more pictures, you can check out my album on Facebook.  


Me during a rare pause in the crowd during the book signing event

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Etched In Stone Release Day


Blurb:
Stone has been alive for centuries but he’s never truly lived. Created by magic, he was duty bound to watch over the Drummond family and guard them with his life. Now, his last master is dead and there’s no one left to protect. Instead of gaining his freedom at last, Stone finds himself locked in his granite form, a living mind trapped inside a statue of a gargoyle. Lost in despair and on the verge of madness, the days blend together into one everlasting nightmare.
Until he begins to dream of her.
Adina Diggersby lives for her art. Sculpting stone is her passion, one that keeps her busy enough she rarely has time to mourn the one thing missing from her life, someone to share it with. She spends her days in her studio or walking among her personal collection of sculptures and statues gathered from all over the world. The last thing she ever expected was for her newest purchase to come to life and inform her he was her new protector.
Adina won’t rest until Stone is free of the spells that enslave him, but unravelling the dark magic that created him will come at a price. Are these two souls doomed to be forever alone, or is their love strong enough to be etched in stone?

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The entire Magic, New Mexico world is now available on Amazon 



Magic, New Mexico Kindle World
Brings together 9 outstanding paranormal and science fiction authors to expand on the Magic, New Mexico series created by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, S.E. Smith.
Magic is a town where witches, aliens, vampires, werewolves, goblins and paranormal live. In Magic, being abnormal is the norm.
Curl up with each book now and discover all the action that is Magic, New Mexico.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Magic, New Mexico Kindle World is coming soon



Launching May 5th, 2016


Magic, New Mexico Kindle World
Brings together 9 outstanding paranormal and science fiction authors to expand on the Magic, New Mexico series created by New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, S.E. Smith.
Magic is a town where witches, aliens, vampires, werewolves, goblins and paranormal live. In Magic, being abnormal is the norm.
Curl up with each book now and discover all the action that is Magic, New Mexico.
Coming to Amazon US store only May 5th!
* * * *
Etched in Stone will be releasing as part of this amazing new Kindle World, and I couldn't be happier.  You can read more about the entire collection of hot new stories HERE. 
Blurb:
Stone has been alive for centuries but he’s never truly lived. Created by magic, he was duty bound to watch over the Drummond family and guard them with his life. Now, his last master is dead and there’s no one left to protect. Instead of gaining his freedom at last, Stone finds himself locked in his granite form, a living mind trapped inside a statue of a gargoyle. Lost in despair and on the verge of madness, the days blend together into one everlasting nightmare.
Until he begins to dream of her.
Adina Diggersby lives for her art. Sculpting stone is her passion, one that keeps her busy enough she rarely has time to mourn the one thing missing from her life, someone to share it with. She spends her days in her studio or walking among her personal collection of sculptures and statues gathered from all over the world. The last thing she ever expected was for her newest purchase to come to life and inform her he was her new protector.
Adina won’t rest until Stone is free of the spells that enslave him, but unravelling the dark magic that created him will come at a price. Are these two souls doomed to be forever alone, or is their love strong enough to be etched in stone?