Monday, November 29, 2010


I've been working on my galleys for my latest book Roped and Ready. It's amazing the things you find when you've distanced yourself from the story.

Here's the blurb for Roped and Ready:

Quick Silver Ranch is no ordinary dude ranch.

After Becca Dalton finds her fiancé in bed with her boss, she ends the ill-fated engagement on the spot and quits her job. She heads to Quick Silver Ranch, looking to regroup before an interview for the job of her dreams--an executive position at a five-star hotel.

Becca's best-laid plans are ruined when she discovers the exclusive ranch is for consenting couples who spend their days and nights exploring their most wicked sexual fantasies. For Becca to remain at the ranch and take advantage of all the arousing activities, she needs a partner.

Her sexy college lover and part owner of the ranch, Tyler Carson, is willing to break all the rules, partner up with Becca and have her roped and ready for a week of unimaginable pleasure. But is a week enough to satisfy his desire for Becca?

As soon as I have a release date and cover I will post to the blog.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, have a great day no matter what you do today.

And if you plan on shopping on Black Friday, be careful out there.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sold Book 3

I'm happy to announce the sale of book number 3. It will be another book in the Cowboy Kink series for The Wild Rose Press Scarlet line.

This book is the secondary characters out of Roped & Ready, Angie and Jared. I'm thrilled to be able to tell their story. When I have more information on release date and cover I will post here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Wild Rose Press Dinner

At the Emerald City Writers Conference authors from The Wild Rose Press met for dinner on Saturday night. And Lori an editor for The Wild Rose Press, Scarlet Rose line joined us.

We had a blast. I enjoyed being able to talk to everyone. I learned a lot from these ladies that night and had a great time.

There were many Wild Rose Press authors at the conference and meeting all of them made me feel I'm in great company. The Wild Rose Press is a great company and I love working for them, and I'm looking forward to working with them for many more years.

Monday, November 8, 2010

My First Book Signing

I was honored when the Emerald City Writers Conference asked me if I wanted to participate in their book signing. It was a surprise, because I am an e-published author only, which means my books are only available on-line. But ECWC made it work, there were 8 of us who were e-published authors only.

ECWC created a scavenger hunt where you had to visit each author and get a stamp, and there were question to answer as well. This helped drive traffic to each e-pub author, but also gave us the chance to talk to people.

I met lots of great people and had lots of fun. Thanks to Shelli Stevens who sat next to me and didn't allow me time to be nervous.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Guest Blogging Today

I'm guest blogging at The Roses of Prose today

I'm giving away one copy of my e-book, In Plain Sight to one commenter and please check the comments for how you can get something special from me.


Monday, November 1, 2010

More Learning from Emerald City Writers Conference

I attended a lot of workshop, but what resonated with me the most were workshops on social networking, promotion and writing back cover copy.

I'm fairly new to social networking, so this workshop helped me understand what's out there and what to try. To top it off I was able to meet the wonderful Barbara Vey, from PW's Beyond Her Book blog.

Deborah Schneider is not only a writer, but a librarian, who helps romance writers every way she can, she gave a good presentation on promotion. Now I have a better idea of what I need to do.

I learned about Copy Right Basics from Teresa Bodwell, then there was Writing Killer Back Copy by Theresa Meyers.

The last workshop I attended was – Fling Factor Making Law Enforcement Characters Real by Margaret Taylor. This was a great workshop, I'd met Margaret on Friday but didn't realize it was her workshop. Margaret gave a great presentation about law enforcement (the best one I've been to in years), and because she showed us several weapons it helped me understand them better than before. Not only is Margaret a retired law enforcement, but she's a writer and a great person. I had a lot of fun with her.

Now I have to start applying what I've learned to my writing and other aspects of being a published writer.