Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking back on 2014

The new year is knocking on our doors...and it's time to say goodbye to the old one. 
But first, let's have a look at what 2014 taught us. This year was a journey that held a lot of changes and challenges for me. Some of them expected...others not really.

2014 started with me moving to Ireland. A country I had always dreamed of visiting - what writer wouldn't, right? 

Green hills, dark beer and...yes, gray skies. 
It turned out to be a place I needed to go to, to find myself and wonderful friends along the way. Friends who left a mark, helped me, and that I hope will accompany me through the next year as well no matter the geographical distance between us. They came into my life when I least expected it but needed them the most and for that I will be forever grateful.

Thanks for coming into my life...
...to a vibrant woman that will inspire every female character I write in the future. They will hold a piece of her charm, wit or beautiful spirit. Bubbling with life, she is a ray of sunshine.

...to a fellow writer. Authors always have the tendency to use more words than are actually needed. This one showed me just how powerful one simple word can be.

...to another woman who stepped into my life recently and with whom I share a passion for words and photography.

To all of you...
Thank you for being there...
and I wish you a healthy and Happy New Year!

As for books, my other best friends...
I was happy to publish Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) early in February, and although that means only one publication this year, but happily working on Ebony Fight (The Guard Duet #2). The experiences this year brought will surely benefit my writing and therefore your reading pleasure in the year to come. Speaking of pleasure, I'm very glad that H and B Edits accepted a big project I've been dreaming of for quite some time now - together we are busy editing all of my books!
Yay! Quite an interesting way to start the new year with blood dripping from the freshly edited pages. ;)


Just as I thought these are quite a lot of changes and projects to work on, little did I know that the biggest one was yet to come.
I packed my bags again...life called...and I went to South Africa.

So with a bit of rain as my faithful companion, I left Ireland, sat down on a plane and watched Dublin disappear from view...to land some time later in a warm Johannesburg.

The wild beauty and people I have met there, quickly wormed their way into my heart. Oh...and not to forget the food and wine, of course! ;)

Those of you who have followed me know that I'm quite the wanderer. I suffer from itchy feet. However I have always believed that one day I would find the place I've been homesick for.

I think I was right, and I discovered that home has a heartbeat.

Cherishing that new-found knowledge, I'm visiting my family for the holidays before I return, and hope that you are with loved ones too - be it family, friends or your favorite book buddies.


I wish you all a Happy New Year!
*hugs*
Last but not least...a short list of songs that marked some of the changes or inspired me this year:
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison


Free by Rudimental ft. Emeli Sandé

Maybe by Birdy

Get It Started by Pitbull ft. Shakira

Interlude by London Grammar


...and a list of books that opened my eyes, touched my heart or that I simply couldn't let go of:
Seasons 
by Mario Saincic
(Contemporary Romance)
My African Dream
by Mario Saincic

(Romantic Suspense)
Rainwater
by Sandra Brown

(Historical Romance)
The Demon Trappers
by Jana Oliver

(Young Adult Paranormal)
The Emperor's Edge
by Lindsay Buroker

(Steampunk)


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Today I will let pictures speak for me...
because I'm too stuffed to move from all the food. ;)

Merry Christmas everyone!

After eating all the food and sweets, go for a walk and, if you are lucky, enjoy the world covered in a soft, sparkling blanket of snow.


Or just grab a cup of glühwein and relax. ;)


Whatever you do and wherever you are...
enjoy this time with your loved ones. Cherish them!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Specials

It's that time of the year...
when you worry what to buy and where best to hunt for the right presents...
for simple things that are trendy and chic but that won't burn a bottomless hole in your wallet.

Here are two great offers and ideas for all the bookworms out there:
Author friend Mario Saincic is offering his 3 five-star-rated romances in 1 great Christmas bundle
Yes, you read right: 3 books in 1...
and for only $9.99!
Be it real glimpses of family life, heart-warming romance or fast-paced suspense...there's something for everyone.
And to top it all off, 50% of author proceeds will go to rhino conservation 
- that means you will get a moving reading experience and help a great cause at the same time!






And...
my own NA paranormal romance Ivory Guard will be available for only $0.99
I know after Mario's offer mine seems a bit...flat
...and he has the better banner too. *sigh*

Oh well, I'll give you the purchase links anyway. ;)




Enjoy!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 - How did it go?


New country, new people, new sights...
Jumping around the globe like I have this year, it was difficult to keep up with, well, with myself basically, which resulted with me writing a bit on some days and virtually nothing on others. 
I couldn't go on like that, and so I decided to sign up for NaNo hoping that being 'forced' to write EVERY day to meet the challenge would help me find my balance again.

So...how did NaNo go?
All things considered...NaNo 2014 is a success for me. Okay, it's still on, but I know I won't be able to hit the 50k, BUT...
I did find what I had lost: a writing habit, a rhythm. 
Be it in front of my laptop or just with pen and paper in hand, I sat on my butt each day. I stopped worrying  about the word count, the plot, the editing (well, almost) etc and just wrote...and even though it wasn't much, it was a START!
Now I'm working on typing to a faster beat and to push up my word count per day somewhat.

Bottom line:
NaNoWriMo 2015? Count me in! ;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ebony Fight (The Guard Duet #2) - Cover Reveal

Finally...it's on its way...thanks to the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Keep your fingers crossed and send some hardworking elves my way...and you might have it on your e-readers before Christmas! Otherwise, it will be the beginning of next year. :)

Ebony Fight
Book 2 in The Guard Duet
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

A witch on the run

After allying herself with Lillian’s Ivory Guard, Becca is determined to round up more like-minded demons and Ebonys that could help in their fight against the old system. She knows her actions draw unwelcome attention and that she has to be careful now more than ever before.
So is she foolish to trust Stone, the man who saves her life - and stirs her blood?

A demon out to get her

Stone is as cold and hard as his namesake. When he is ordered to infiltrate a group of rebellious demons to find out how far the do-gooder attitude has spread and to kill their leader, he doesn’t even blink. What he didn’t count on was Becca - the hot whirlwind turning his world and heart upside down. 

…and all hell breaks loose.





Saturday, November 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 - Let's do this!

A friend of mine, Patricia Baxter, recently asked: To NaNo or not to NaNo?
My answer: To NaNo. This year I'm in.




Okay, cool...but let's rewind for a second. What the heck is NaNoWriMO (or NaNo for short) anyway, you might wonder?


It's the National Novel Writing Month...
and challenges participants to write 50.000 words of a new novel between November 1st and November 30th (which means 1.666 words per day). 
The goal is to write and to keep you motivated throughout...to just switch off whatever little demon usually keeps you from typing the life out of your keyboard - be it your inner editor and perfectionist or simply doubt.
Write! That's the whole point.

And that's why I'm going to participate. I already signed up...and gave my novel a title: Ebony Fight (The Guard Duet #2).

Yes, you read right. Ebony Fight is going to be my NaNoWriMo novel. 
This novel needs to be written and wants to be written. However, after losing the notes I had made for it and moving to the other end of the world, I've had a bit of a trouble with it. Now I hope that NaNoWriMo - and author friends who decided to partcipate as well - will kick my ass and help me to simply focus on writing and to forget about the worrying. 
Emphasis is on hope.
I will keep you posted. ;)


Curiosity piqued? Are your fingers itching to accept that challenge? 
Click here to sign up as well!
...and if you want a writing buddy, you can find me here

Good luck (and typing speed) to all the participants.
But most of all...have fun! :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Complete Overhaul

Hi everyone....

After sharing some nice giveaways, I have even better news for you - the time has come for the complete overhaul. 


Honest and Brutal Edits will edit ALL of my books!



A big thank you to H and B Edits for working through the old ones (and the new ones to come), so that you, my dear readers, will have an even more enjoyable read ;)
We will start with the paperback version of Ivory Guard - yes, you heard right, Ivory Guard will soon come out in paperback format! - and then we will work through The Patroness novels.

By the way...this is what Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) will look like:



I'm soooo looking forward to holding it in my hands. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Home

Those of you who have followed me for longer or read my 'About me' page know that I suffer from itchy feet. The travel bug...wanderlust...Fernweh...whatever you call it...
While in Ireland, surrounded by the beauty of nature, the Merlin Woods and new-found friends, I started to wonder. Maybe I haven't been aching for somewhere...but for a specific place instead. A place, where my heart and soul are at peace, where I am understood and cherished. A place, I would love to call my home.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Leavin' on a jet plane...

...don't know when I'll be back again
Taken during a walk through the Merlin Woods, Ireland

I know I've been rather quiet on here except for sharing giveaways with you. There are several reasons for that...one is that I'm leaving on a jet plane...*sings and dances*

Yes, as you can see, I'm in a very good mood. Rather excited actually. Won't share yet where I'm going. That will be a surprise for a later date. ;) But I will tell you what paperback I'm going to read on my journey:


Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs


And then I have about 600 or more ebooks to choose from on my Kindle...hmmm...choices choices...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

"My African Dream" Release Day Giveaway

“Damn."..."Wow."..."I did it…again.”
There's no better way to describe that sweet and incredible moment after you hit the publish button. When you slump in your chair and think back...
to the restless nights...
to what you made your characters endure…what they made you endure...
the endless times your hand blindly reached for your cup of coffee...only to find it empty again...
...it's a moment that needs to be savored - because now the real work begins.
Marketing the book! Letting everyone know there’s a new member in the family.

In my opinion, we indie authors should help each other out whichever way we can regarding that last part. Each new book...every new baby...needs to be celebrated and supported...but even more so if there's a great cause behind it. And so I am happy to share this giveaway with you guys.

Congrats to Mario Saincic on a great new book and the even greater idea behind it: 50% of all author proceeds to rhino conservation organisations!!! 
"...I am going to help in the only way I know how. For the life of the book, I will donate 50% of all author proceeds to various organisations that are actively part of rhino conservation. This is the least I can do to help make sure that future generations are able to see these majestic beasts like I have: roaming free and out of danger."


My African Dream
by Mario Saincic

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: September 25, 2014
Available for pre-order on Amazon!


My African Dream finds Millicent Cramer in the heart of Kenya, a world she only ever dreamed about. Even her wildest imagination could not have prepared her for life on African soil, but what she experienced there changed her life forever. She found the harsh beauty overwhelming; the people comforting; and even found love…but the biggest thing she discovered was a purpose for her life - a calling far beyond anything she had experienced before.





Enter the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 15 ebook copies of 
My African Dream by Mario Saincic

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"Remember that each book sold will help fund rhino conservation and preservation."

Ivory Guard - Kindle Countdown Deal

Ivory Guard will be available as a Kindle Countdown Deal until September 12, so go and grab your copy before the price climbs up again. ;)





***New Adult Paranormal Romance***

Life will make you stumble...

One peaceful afternoon Lillian finds two angels in her living room - wings and gloriole and all - telling her she is an Ivory. Half human and half angel she is born to fight for humankind and to guard the hellholes where the membrane between worlds is at its weakest.
She, an important warrior? Yeah, riiiight.

Life can make you fall...

Raz might be an angel but he doesn’t do compassion. His job is to train her, to make her a leader and that’s what he will do. So Lillian will just have to suck it up when she discovers the deadly truth behind his words. When she does exactly that, he has to admit there’s more to the bookworm than he thought. Much more. But there’s one thing he shouldn’t forget – in his world feelings come with a price. Is he willing to pay?

Love will give you wings.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Seasons" Giveaway - And the Winners are...


Felicity
Lynda
Cindy
Stephanie
and Lyra


Thanks to all who participated and spread the word! 
And of course, a big THANKS to Mario Saincic for offering his book!
I had a great time and hope you did, too!

Happy reading! :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Giveaway - Seasons by Mario Saincic

"Seasons" Giveaway: August 5-13

Seasons by Mario Saincic
Publication Date: December 25, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available on Amazon


Jessica Baxter leaves the city of Ft. Worth behind and accepts an offer to work on a wine farm on the Italian island of Sardinia. Excited at the prospect, she doesn't expect to get stranded on her first day. Her life takes a peculiar turn when a British architect reluctantly offers to help.
Graeme Di Marco moved from the glamour of London in search of a peaceful life for his family. Soon after he arrives on the island, tragedy strikes and he ends up raising a high spirited six-year-old by himself. Not only is the guilt he carries for his wife's death all consuming, he now has to put up with an American that's full of sass.
Graeme and Jess battle to get along, but little do they know that his father and daughter are playing cupid behind the scenes. Nastassja, the little girl, sprinkles her magic and the two of them soon fall in love; but will the memory of his loss drive them apart?


Seasons is a story about finding love when you least expect it. Pain fades, but how long does it take for a tear to dry?

My rating: 

After reading the first chapter I knew I was in trouble; I couldn't put the book down and had to read it in one day. Mario Saincic's style of writing is very welcoming and pulls you in with the first sentence - and won't let you go.A story unfolds that is filled with dreams and fears and that sweet hope that love can be found when we least expect it. Subtle, sweet and strong, it was a journey I loved to embark on.The characters are loveable and so easy to relate to because they are so real you simply have to laugh with them and feel with them. Especially Nastassja...you want to see an angel in action? Well then, read this!

Excerpt:


"Pain fades, but how long does it take for a tear to dry?"

This was another sign of her growing up, a realisation that she wouldn’t be my little girl for ever. Previously I would knock twice and walk in, but the last few weeks she made it clear that I couldn’t do that anymore.
“Okay, you can come in now” she said.
“Here’s your towel” I said as I opened the door, my hand covering my eyes.
“It’s okay, I’m covered in bubbles.”
“Don’t worry sweety, I’ll put this down and leave.”
“You can sit. I want to chat” she said.
“About what?”
“Things.”
“What kind of things?”
“Just things.”
There was a long standing rule in the house. If somebody had something to say, we would put time aside for it; not the usual run of the mill stuff about who said what and when, but the kind of talking that started with ‘I want to chat.’
“But we’re in the bathroom; can’t we do this at dinner?”
“No. Mommy always said that if you want a man’s undivided attention, you spoke while in the bath. So, do I have your attention?”
“Yes, yes you do” I answered, smiling at her pouted lips.
“Good.”
Looking at her was like seeing a smaller version of her mother. She sang as she washed, and it brought back memories of the two of them bathing together.
“So what would you like to talk about?” I asked.
“Just things.”
“Nastassja, you might have my attention, but mommy also told you to keep a man interested in your conversation otherwise he will either fall asleep or walk away.”
“But you won’t walk away from me?”
“No, sweetheart, never.”
“Well then that’s settled, you have to stay.”
Moments like these were special, a time to leave the outside world on the doorstep. I would often stand in the corridor listening to the two women in my life as they spoke. Sometimes I was the topic, and other times not. The best was when Nastassja asked Olivia what it would be like when she grew up, and what kind of man she would meet some day. It always warmed me when she said ‘I want a husband like my daddy.’
“Daddy?”
“Yes?” I answered.
“Do you like Jessica?”
Knowing that she was not my father and couldn’t easily be put aside with a simple ‘basta,’ I got off the stool and sat on the bathroom floor. Straightening my legs and leaning against the door, I saw her little face peering at me over the rim.
“Well?” she asked, eyes fixed on me.
“She’s okay” I said.
“Just okay?”
“Sweety, why do you ask?”
“Well” she paused, “I think she likes you.”
“And why do you say that?”
“Well” she said, pausing again, “she seems to smile a lot when she’s around you. Other times she seems a bit sad. Did you know she paints?”
“No, I didn’t know she paints” I said.
“Probably not as good as mommy, but it’s a start.”
“A start for what?”
“Nothing” she said, lowering her head.
Trying to remember anything out of the ordinary, I played the first days we met over in my mind. Yes she was full of fire, and in a way a bit cheeky, but I never noticed any sign of interest. Jessica was a long way from home, far from family and friends, and I took her pleasant tone to be a way of trying to fit in. What if she was interested in me? The thought scared me a bit.
“Daddy?”
“Yes, Nastassja?”
“I like her.”



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Inspiration

Whenever my body or my mind get a bit too restless, I go for a walk and take my camera with me. Inpiration is out there, in the world surrounding me. The wind rustling through the leaves and the sweet scents of summer on the air. The beauty of nature, of life grabs a hold of me, touches my heart - and sometimes I get lucky and manage to freeze a hint of that beauty in time.



 



Friday, July 18, 2014

Freebie Friday

Personally, I like Amazon's KDP Select program and the Free Book Promotion they offer.
I love giveaways  and freebies as much as any other reader, and as an author I have to admit there is power in them. It's not just about spreading the word, but generally to get a reader to read your book, and hopefully to like it. Though even if that should not be the case, I might learn from it.
So here are two of today's freebies:

Seasons by Mario Saincic
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Jessica Baxter leaves the city of Ft. Worth behind and accepts an offer to work on a wine farm on the Italian island of Sardinia. Excited at the prospect, she doesn't expect to get stranded on her first day. Her life takes a peculiar turn when a British architect reluctantly offers to help. 

Graeme Di Marco moved from the glamour of London in search of a peaceful life for his family. Soon after he arrives on the island, tragedy strikes and he ends up raising a high spirited six-year-old by himself. Not only is the guilt he carries for his wife's death all consuming, he now has to put up with an American that's full of sass. 

Graeme and Jess battle to get along, but little do they know that his father and daughter are playing cupid behind the scenes. Nastassja, the little girl, sprinkles her magic and the two of them soon fall in love; but will the memory of his loss drive them apart? 

Seasons is a story about finding love when you least expect it. Pain fades, but how long does it take for a tear to dry?



______________________________________

And my own Ivory Guard :)
Genre: (New Adult) Paranormal Romance


Life will make you stumble... 

One peaceful afternoon Lillian finds two angels in her living room - wings and gloriole and all - telling her she is an Ivory. Half human and half angel she is born to fight for humankind and to guard the hellholes where the membrane between worlds is at its weakest. She, an important warrior? Yeah, riiiight. 

Life can make you fall... 

Raz might be an angel but he doesn’t do compassion. His job is to train her, to make her a leader and that’s what he will do. So Lillian will just have to suck it up when she discovers the deadly truth behind his words. When she does exactly that, he has to admit there’s more to the bookworm than he thought. Much more. But there’s one thing he shouldn’t forget – in his world feelings come with a price. Is he willing to pay? 

Love will give you wings.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time for an update!

I can't believe I only wrote one blog post last month! Shame on me. Though I have to say - in my defense - that summer has arrived in Ireland and the sun is calling out to enjoy it. 
Okay, the picture doesn't look that much like 'summer',
 but that's because it was already getting dark when I took it. ;)
And, of course, there is the usual problem...books to be read and books to be written and books to be planned. New and totally unexpected projects popped up and I'm very grateful - and utterly intrigued by them.

Now to the really important update...
Regarding Ebony Fight....
I know I announced the cover reveal for last month, but unfortunately the characters are kind of upsetting my plans by refusing to do what I would like them to do. 
*hiding my face* Please, don't hit me!
So believe me, I'm really sorry by the delay that will cause and I will keep you updated on how things will develop!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Great reads!

So...the last weekend was a lazy one, which, of course, means I spent it reading. :)
A bit over a week ago I received an email from Lindsay Buroker, asking whether I would like to read and review her new novel Deathmaker (Dragon Blood) - hell yeah! What a question! :)


Title: Deathmaker (Dragon Blood #2)
Author: Lindsay Buroker
Genre: Steampunk
When Lieutenant Caslin Ahn joined Wolf Squadron, she was prepared for the reality that she might one day be killed in the line of duty. She was less prepared for being shot down, assumed dead by her own people, and dragged off to the Cofah Empire as a prisoner of war. As if being thrust into a dungeon and interrogated wasn't bad enough, the sadistic commandant decides to give her a cellmate: the notorious pirate Deathmaker. Given the crimes he's committed against Iskandia, Cas owes it to her people to try and kill him. 


Part warrior and part scientist, Tolemek "Deathmaker" Argoson has not only slain thousands with his deadly concoctions, but he has a special loathing for Iskandian pilots. It was Ahn's commander, Colonel Zirkander, who ruined his military career, forcing him to leave his country in shame and join a pirate organization. Years later, he uses his dreadful reputation like a shield to keep people away; all he wants is to be left alone to work in his laboratory. But when fate lands him in a cell with Zirkander's protégé, he sees a chance for revenge. Why kill the lieutenant when he can use her to get to his old nemesis? 


There's just one problem: it's hard to plot against your enemies when you're in prison with them. Cas and Tolemek will have to work together if they hope to escape the Cofah dungeon. In the process, they may find that neither is what the other expects, and that they have far greater problems to worry about than ensnaring each other...


My Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Once again Lindsay Buroker does not disappoint - and I'm starting to doubt that she ever could!

This book had pirates, pilotes and steampunk. I couldn't put it down. It pulls you in from the very first sentence and then the fast-paced action, subtle romance and great banter between the characters makes you turn page after page after page.
In "Balanced on the Blade's Edge" Buroker had introduced us to an amazing and utterly interesting world that I didn't want to leave, and so the opportunity to discover even more of it was like Christmas coming early. A steampunk world filled with airships, war and magic...
Great read!



And another great book made it's way into my hands...Seasons by Mario Saincic


Title: Seasons
Author: Mario Saincic
Genre: Romance
Jessica Baxter leaves the city of Ft. Worth behind and accepts an offer to work on a wine farm on the Italian island of Sardinia. Excited at the prospect, she doesn't expect to get stranded on her first day. Her life takes a peculiar turn when a British architect reluctantly offers to help. 

Graeme Di Marco moved from the glamour of London in search of a peaceful life for his family. Soon after he arrives on the island, tragedy strikes and he ends up raising a high spirited six-year-old by himself. Not only is the guilt he carries for his wife's death all consuming, he now has to put up with an American that's full of sass. 

Graeme and Jess battle to get along, but little do they know that his father and daughter are playing cupid behind the scenes. Nastassja, the little girl, sprinkles her magic and the two of them soon fall in love; but will the memory of his loss drive them apart? 

Seasons is a story about finding love when you least expect it. Pain fades, but how long does it take for a tear to dry?

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars
After reading the first chapter I knew I was in trouble; I couldn't put the book down and had to read it in one day. Mario Saincic's style of writing is very welcoming and pulls you in with the first sentence - and won't let you go.
A story unfolds that is filled with dreams and fears and that sweet hope that love can be found when we least expect it. Subtle, sweet and strong, it was a journey I loved to embark on.
The characters are loveable and so easy to relate to because they are so real you simply have to laugh with them and feel with them. Especially Nastassja...you want to see an angel in action? Well then, read this!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

I'm back...


from visiting my family in Germany. 
The Harvey Wallbanger - my birthday cake! :)
Once again I had a wonderful time seeing and catching up with family and friends.

My cousin had the wonderful idea that we could bake a late birthday cake for me - so that's what we did. The two of us like to bake and cook, but my cousin is the one who has all the fantastic books of culinary delights. And she already had an idea as to what cake we could bake: The Harvey Wallbanger. Since there's vodka, galliano and orange juice in it, I would have been a fool to say no. ;)
I'm pretty sure that if we hadn't been supposed to meet up with my brother afterwards, we would have eaten all of the dough before it even had a chance to get into the oven.

Lighthouse Timmendorf, Poel Island
Basically my whole visit was a delight for my taste buds. 
One day my parents and I went to Poel Island. After a nice walk on the beach and being suprised by a shower of rain, we decided it was a good excuse to snuggle up somewhere warm. We ended up in a restaurant my parents already had been to before and ate codfish - it was delicious! So was the white wine that went with it! *Sigh - wishing I could have that again* :)
It turned out to be quite the perfect timing too, since the sun was out again once we were done and so we enjoyed another (though much shorter and lazier) walk!

After two weeks of socializing and eating and (wine) drinking...I guess it's really time to get back to work. That book won't write itself. 



Note: Some interesting recipes (including the one for the Harvey Wallbanger Cake) can be found here

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Writing Ebony Fight - Playlist

Those of you who have read Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1), might have seen and even listened to some of the songs I mentioned in the playlist. As you may know (and if not, then you do now) I'm working on Ebony Fight, book 2 in The Guard Duet, and once again music has become a part of the story and of the creating process for me.

There are songs that get me in the right mood...
there are others that give life to a scene in my head...
here are some of them:

By the way, if you have any suggestions or ideas for other songs that could help me along the way (read: write faster ;) )...don't hesitate to tell me and leave a comment!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Paranormal Birthday Giveaway - And the Winners are...


Alisha S.
Andrea S.
JR

Thanks to all who participated and spread the word! 
And of course, a big THANKS to fellow indie authors and friends Amy Joy, Leanne and Lilou for offering their books and making this BDay giveaway an unforgettable one!
I had a great time and hope you did, too! :)




Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Paranormal Birthday Giveaway



Yes, come on in and join the party!

To celebrate my birthday in an appropriate book lover way, I rounded up some fellow indie authors and friends to organize a nice Paranormal Birthday Giveaway. 
A BIG thanks to Leanne, Amy and Lilou for their support 
and for sharing their books with us.


As for the giveaway...

We're offering an ebook bouquet of paranormal delights to 3 happy winners, which will include an ecopy of: 
Charlotte & Sebastian by Leanne Crabtree, 
Golden Dunes of Renhala by Amy Joy Lutchen, 
Shadow Touched by Lilou Roux, 
and a copy of my own Ivory Guard

Yes, you read right, 4 books for each lucky winner!!!

Click on the covers for more information about the books and authors. 
Find interesting excerpts and/or discover some delicious eye candy. ;) 

         


       



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