Monday, August 31, 2015

Best-selling Mystery & Thriller Giveaway!

#1 best-selling author Angel Sefer is giving away an e-copy of her latest romantic mystery, Dark Shadows of the Past. Her thrilling Greek Isles series comprises individual, unrelated stories on different Greek islands! The giveaway starts September 1.

Also up for grabs is the New Adult thriller, Trigger, by Jill Meengs. Jill is published by the same publishing house as Angel. Trigger is a thrill ride!
But that's not all, actress/artist/author Vanessa A. Ryan is giving away an e-copy of her cozy mystery, A Palette for Murder. Kirkus Review called the novel "Good fun!"

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Author Event at Upstart Crow

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Last weekend, I led a panel at the wonderful Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee House in Seaport Village. I was joined by Linda S. Rice, Sherrie Miranda, and Linda Wallace. 

We answered questions about how much research authors do before writing their books, where we draw our inspiration from, and many other poignant questions. 

What's best about these panels is offering variety in our answers. That's why I enjoy having guest authors answers questions with me in my East County Magazine Ask An Author column. If you have questions about writing, publishing, and marketing books, please ask!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Romance Bundle Giveaway (Aug 14 - Sept 14)!

Win four of my favorite romance ebooks by entering this Rafflecopter giveaway below! One winner gets a copy of Arielle Immortal Awakening by Lilian Roberts, Flirting With Magick by Leigh Bennett, Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley, and Designing Samantha's Love by PJ Fiala.Giveaway runs Aug 14 to Sept 14. Enter FREE.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book Spotlight and Giveaway -- "Pema’s Storm" by Brenda Trim and Tami Julka

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Today we're spotlighting Pema’s Storm, book 1 in the Rowan Sisters’ Trilogy, by  Brenda Trim and Tami Julka. This paranormal romance was published in April and is recommended for 18+ readers. Be sure to enter the giveaway below.

About Pema's Storm

Pema Rowan is the first born of the mysterious and powerful triplets whom prophesy has declared would unite in power and change the face of the Tehrex Realm forever, yet Pema and her sisters have eschewed their role in the world of magic in order to run their business. Pema’s life is turned upside-down when the blessings of Fated Mates returns to the realm. It is further complicated when a mysterious and gorgeous ursine shifter, Ronan, enters her life. Pema doesn’t want to be attracted to Ronan, especially since he once belonged to her archenemy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Great Time at Bistro Sixty Event

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Got together with authors Sherrie Miranda and Belinda Jones to answer questions about writing, publishing, and marketing tonight at an informal Ask An Author event at the wine bar, Bistro Sixty. I'd like to always have rose at every future event. There's something that feels right about pairing wine with writing. 

We had so much fun, even the reporter from the East County Californian newspaper who showed up to interview me was enjoying happy hour and girl talk, though technically there was one man there. Authors, I highly recommend 21+ author events if you haven't tried one.

If you have questions for me, please write in to East County Magazine for answers in my Ask An Author column here or attend one of my upcoming events.

Happy Publication Day, 'Bad Medicine'

#1 best-selling author Caroline Fardig published a new cozy mystery today, Bad Medicine. It's the third book in the hilarious Lizzie Hart Mysteries series that follows the adventures of small-town copy editor and reluctant amateur sleuth Lizzie Hart. Think Stephanie Plum with more common sense but just as many murders and man problems. 

About Bad Medicine

What do a smokin’ hot detective, an evil chiropractor, and a couple of blind dates from hell have in common? Lizzie has to wrangle them all in the third book of THE LIZZIE HART MYSTERIES series! 
Lizzie Hart is overjoyed that six whole months have passed without a single murder in the sleepy town of Liberty. It’s also been six months since Blake Morgan heartlessly dumped her, but she’s determined to get over him. She’s slimmed down, ready to party, and injury-free, except for a little nagging pain in her ankle. She’s also very single, but her friends are doing everything in their power to fix that—including setting her up on one disastrous blind date after another. Lizzie’s reprieve is short-lived when an old friend of hers is found dead from an apparent drug overdose. She wants to write it off as bad behavior after having seen the guy cheating on his wife with the new chiropractor in town. However, when she sees that same chiropractor playing doctor with another man who ends up dead, she worries there could be murder afoot. 
Doing her best to stay on the right side of the law this time, Lizzie decides to go straight to the police with her suspicions. Unfortunately, the only cop available to speak with her is the stern yet hot new detective who has already given her a traffic ticket and a reprimand for public intoxication. Not surprisingly, he brushes her off, leaving her no choice but to begin snooping on her own. Lizzie soon learns she’s going to need help to get to the bottom of this mystery, but her best partner in crime solving, Blake, has turned into her worst enemy. Can Lizzie and Blake find a way to work together to catch the killer…or will they kill each other first?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Blast, Sale and Giveaway--"Alicia" by Dahlia Donovan

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The Between Boyfriends Blog is happy to be part of the Alicia by Dahlia Donovan book blast. Alicia is a paranormal romance recommended for 18+ readers. Get the novel on sale for 99 cents today and tomorrow.

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About Alicia 

Born into a Moroccan family both wealthy and well-connected, Alicia has wanted for nothing her entire life. Choosing to abandon her family business for fashion, she has built her own business and lives off the fruits of her own labour. Her traditionalist mother has longed for her to settle down with a good man.

Alicia has never wanted a good man until Josh Withers. Tired of meaningless flings, Alicia has found someone who challenges her in all the right ways. So what if he occasionally turns himself into panther?

No one’s perfect.

Now in a fight for her life as enemies from both her family’s past and her best friend Ivy’s recent nightmares come hunting for her. Alicia can only hope Josh’s military background and shifter strength will keep them safe.

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Excerpt from Alicia

“Such a naughty, teasing kitten.” Josh resisted the temptation to allow his hands to drift from her hips to grip her arse firmly.  He sensed Alicia wasn’t quite ready for anything other than a little lark to lift the oppressive sadness which lingered under the surface. “Going to play tour guide for me since the others have swanned off to entertain the whinging bint?”
“Sure.” Alicia eased into a pair of heels no one should’ve been able to walk in and smirked over at him. “Done looking at my arse?”
“Not a bloody chance.” Josh trailed behind her, making sure the balcony doors were locked and the cameras working before securing the front door to the suite. “You can never get enough of a beautiful piece of art.”
“Art?” Alicia’s laugh was like a sweet melody which resonated deeply in his soul and his
groin.  Her gaze flitted down his front to the bulge in his trousers. “Honestly? How do you men walk around with it swinging out of control?”
“Who says it’s out of control?” Josh guided her down the stairs toward the lobby.