Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some more wonderful reviews for MY UNFAIR LADY

"I knew from the minute that I met Summer as she was trying to hide her little dog under her skirts that I was going to like her...This was a very fun take on My Fair Lady. If you are a fan of that romance - you should pick up a copy of My Unfair Lady."

"I kept hoping there could come a way for them to be together, although even I despaired at a happy ending. Some things just looked to insurmountable to overcome. I couldn't believe the surprises that were in store as Byron and Summer each fall more and more in love with each other. Overall, I found My Unfair Lady to be a charming read."
Reviewer: Robyn Roberts Overall Rating: 5.0

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Last chance to win:

That's right! This is my very last blog post before I crawl back under my keyboard and immerse myself in my next book. Stop by post a comment, and be entered to win an autographed copy of MY UNFAIR LADY. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Red Means Stop, not Go Faster

A teacher from my son's old high school spent her day standing in front of a local grocery store handing out flyers for the Red Means Stop Coalition. She lost a student to a red light runner. I couldn't imagine losing a child at such a young age, and thought the least I could do is pass along the word about this non-profit organization. Although the readers of my blog probably aren't the ones who need the reminder, it would help to pass along the word to others: Red Means Stop, not Go-Faster-to-beat-the-light.

Here's a bit of the article that I received which ran in The Arizona Republic:

Jennifer Hinds: Young dreams ended by a red-light runner.

After nine years of marriage, Jennifer Lynn was our first child. She was born on a Tuesday morning, June 19, 1979. Blond hair, blue eyes, and a beautiful dimpled smile.

In High School, the DECA club helped her mature, as did her job at the new Arrowhead AMC theater. She was impatient, however, and wanted to get on with her life. New York and the fashion industry were calling to her, although we convinced her that NAU would be a great place to start, and not so far from home.

Unfortunately, Jennifer's plans were not to be.

Six days after Jennifer and her friends were T-boned in the intersection at 59th Avenue and Sweetwater, her life ended.

Thousands of injuries occur every year from red light running, and hundreds of deaths. Jennifer's story is but one. To find out more about the coalition, please visit:

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Since this is my last post before the holidays, I wanted to extend my warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas, and my hope that Santa is good to you. :}

I have resolved this year to take some time during the hustle and bustle to gather calm around myself, to sit back and watch my loved ones that surround me, to memorize their faces and this one moment in time, to preserve it as a precious memory, because life is about change and nothing will ever be the same again as it is at this one moment.

It's not something I ever thought to do before, at least, not purposefully.

But I've realized that it's so very easy to take for granted those that surround you; the friends and family whose love and caring make life worth living.

Christmas can sometimes be peaceful or just plain bonkers. The little ones can get cranky from lack of sleep and all the excitement, the older ones just as cranky from last minute shopping, baking, and just plain trying to factor in Christmas when there's already not enough hours in the day to meet the demands of normal life. And you know what? This year I'm going to sit back and enjoy every crazy minute of it.

And thank God for this precious moment.

And for those of you who celebrate other faiths, I wish you the same indelible memory of your own peaceful or crazy, wonderful moment with your friends and family.

All My Very Best,

Monday, December 21, 2009

ENCHANTING THE LADY places first in the LAUREL WREATH contest!

Yes, first place! A first for me. :} Congratulations to all my fellow winners in the contest, which I've listed below:


1st place – Their Secret Child -Mary J. Forbes - Silhouette
2nd place – Finally a Bride - Lisa Childs - Silhouette
3rd place - Italian Doctor, Sleigh Bell Bride - Sarah Morgan - Harlequin

1st place – Windswept - Ann Macela - Medallion Press
2nd place – She’s On Top - Susan Lyons – Kensington Aphrodisia
3rd place – Blush – Opal Carew - St. Martin's Griffin

1st place – Enchanting the Lady – Kathryne Kennedy - Love Spell
2nd place – The Accidental Demon Slayer - Angie Fox - Dorchester
3rd place - La Vida Vampire - Nancy Haddock - Berkley

1st place – Out of Her League - Kaylea Cross - Wild Rose Press
2nd place – Pitch Black - Susan Crandall - Forever
3rd place – Conspiracy of Silence – Martha Powers - Oceanview

1st place –The Wagonmaster - Nita Wick – Freya’s Bower
2nd place –Unmasked - Nicola Cornick - Harlequin/HQN
3rd place - An Improper Aristocrat - Deb Marlowe - Harlequin

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Only a few chances left to win a copy of MY UNFAIR LADY

Today I'm at: where I'll also be talking about my new series, THE ELVEN LORDS, and previewing the cover of book one, THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER. Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for MY UNFAIR LADY. This time the book is coming from me, so you'll get an autographed copy if you win!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Come join me!

In an all month long give-a-way starting today at Erin Quinn's Blog:

And tomorrow on December 16th, I'll be at Sia McKye's blog talking about MY UNFAIR LADY, and my new Georgian Fantasy romance series, THE ELVEN LORDS. Preview the initial cover of book one, THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER: (Leave a comment, enter to win my book!)

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Night Owl Romance virtual tour entries

Congratulations to Judy C from Holden, Louisiana, who won the cameo for the special blog contest at Night Owl Romance! And on top of that, a $10 gift card from NOR! We had a ton of entries and lots of fun, thanks to the wonderful owner of NOR, Tammie King.

For those of you who purchased any of my books during the week long tour, please send in your proof of purchase for delivery by 12-20-09.

For print books you can send a receipt to: Night Owl Reviews, 2459 SE TV Hwy, #153, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

For epurchases a copy of their order to:

A big thank you to all of you who participated!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Guest Blog and Giveaway on Anna's Book Blog:

Come join me on Anna's lovely blog where I talk about my inspiration for My Unfair Lady, (or, exploring the Cinderella complex.)
Again, leave a comment & be entered to win my book!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Journey back in time with me:

Today I'm taking a step back in time to Victorian London to interview Summer Wine Lee, the heroine in MY UNFAIR LADY. Her Chihuahua is smaller than mine, and has a charming habit of attacking shoes. Come meet them both at:
My Book Addiction and More
Leave a comment & be entered to win a copy of MY UNFAIR LADY. (My publisher is providing all these give-a-way copies of my book for this tour...ain't that amazing?)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Need a chuckle? DESTINATION TRUTH and the search for the mythical panty!

So what does my favorite TV show, DESTINATION TRUTH, have to do with historical research? Find out on my guest blog today at:
Again, leave a comment & be entered to win a copy of MY UNFAIR LADY.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Feeling a bit uninspired? Stop by my post at Fresh Fiction today, and perhaps a few of my ideas will help. (And yes, if you leave a comment, you're entered to win a copy of...MY UNFAIR LADY!;)