ARMS OF ANU Blitz & Prizes!

Tween/Teen Fantasy With A Dash Of Romance Giveaway, including AMAZON GIFT CARD. Click to enter—>Rafflecopter Giveaway Enjoy an excerpt from each P.O.V. Character: LIA~ Lia Griene folded birch-white arms against her chest. Wynn stood beside her with his wrists and ankles shackled in chains. Lia winced at the fresh blood seeping from her cousin’s wounds. She might have just enough … Read More

Release Day for ARMS OF ANU!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY for ARMS OF ANU! (AND Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) Sequel to award-winning Preteen/Teen Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST    In Arms of Anu, Lia and Kelven battle through a land of tyrants, war and magic. Can Lia escape the foes who ensnare her? Will Kelven’s love withstand the darkness taking root inside Lia? Is freedom too high a crown … Read More

Faery Swap Blog Tour

I’m pleased to share Faery Swap, by fellow Emblazoners Author, Susan Kaye Quinn 😀 March 3rd – March 21st A little about Faery Swap…  Kindle, Nook, Print Warrior faery princes can be very stubborn. Especially when they possess your body. Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services–an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to … Read More


I am thrilled about the upcoming release of ARMS OF ANU, sequel to award-winning MG/YA fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST.   Blood of body, blood of soul, Entwined for life, then unfolds; If blood still runs when magic binds, Soul is never too far to find.   In ARMS OF ANU, Lia and Kelven battle through a land of tyrants, war … Read More

Radicals by Frankie Rose–Cover Reveal

I’m super excited for friend and talented author, Frankie Rose, and her upcoming release! Title: Radicals (Blood & Fire, 2)   Author: Frankie Rose Genre: YA Dystopian Expected Release Date: May 5, 2014 Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours Blurb: A life of fire A life of blood A life of sacrifice When Kit ran from the Sanctuary, she left behind … Read More

Sales & Use Tax–For Writers

I had meant to post this much sooner, but for all those last minute-ers and/or for useful reference for next year, Sales & Use Tax Reports are due January 31st. No worries if you live in one of the five no-sales-tax-states: Oregon, Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire (luckeeee). I live in California, which has the HIGHEST STATEWIDE MINIMUM SALES TAX … Read More

Children of the Night-A Children’s Charity Anthology

The official Blog Hop is happening during the month of January for two charity anthologies: Children of the Night (ages 5-10) and Wild Cards (young adult). 100% of the proceeds for both books will go to The National Children’s Cancer Center. These books are all about the kids! CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT is a fantastic book for Elementary School age children. Recommended … Read More

The Enlightening (Mackenzie Duncan Series #2) by Adrianne James

Purchase on Amazon Purchase on Smashwords Mackenzie Duncan found out that pack life wasn’t for her. Now she is running for the second time in the six months since she was bitten and turned into a Werewolf. But this time, she isn’t alone. This time, she has Geoff and Liam with her, two very hot Werewolves vying for her heart. … Read More

Tween the Weekends–ALL WE LEFT BEHIND by Nancy Herman

It’s another Tween the Weekends monthly post (click on the link for other Tween writing/reading related posts) I’m thrilled to dedicate this month to writing friend, Nancy Herman, and her new tween release, ALL WE LEFT BEHIND.   In 1846 the Reed and Donner families leave Illinois on a 2,000-mile journey to California in search of free land and a healthy climate. … Read More

Evanescent by Carlyle Labuschagne

Evanescent has been voted under the top 100 most anticipated  Indie books of 2013 Celebrating with some amazing prizes A pair of shoes! Ebooks Swag and more! Join the event for bonus prizes!  Enter the rafflecopter giveaway below for the grand prize! “Carlyle’s upped the ante, the action, the suspense, the love – which against all odds is binding, and … Read More

Blog Swap with author Tara Maya

BLOG SWAP DAY! Find me over at Tara Maya’s Blog Now  (drum roll) allow me to introduce . . . The Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya BLURB DEADLY INITIATION A DETERMINED GIRL… Dindi can’t do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off … Read More

Growing Younger

It’s another monthly Tween the Weekends! Click on the banner for a list of posts over at the Emblazoners site.   Some called me an old soul as a child. I could be as silly and playful as the next kid, but I also conveyed a grown-up-in-a-kid’s-body attitude starting at a young age. Perhaps it’s the plight of the oldest … Read More


Today I’m participating in the The Awesome Indies Magical Mystery Tour, hosted by the Awesome Indies. From the 27th to the 30th September you’ll have the chance to pick up some special offers or win some awesome prizes at all the blogs participating in the tour, including mine. Why is it called the Magical Mystery Tour? Because it highlights the magical and mysterious qualities of some … Read More


From September 18 through 25, I’ve joined the Clean Indie Reads Group in a FALL SALE of books.  No need to worry about blood, guts, and scenes that might make grandma blush – Find links to buy 25 books for 99 cents or FREE at In keeping with TWEEN THE WEEKENDS tween-topic posts for Sept. 25th, I’ve added “TWEEN FRIENDLY” next to … Read More

Giveaway for Teachers & Librarians

Attention teachers and librarians! The Emblazoner’s New Catalog – filled with great middle grade and tween titles your students and patrons will love – is coming soon! To celebrate, we’re holding a giveaway of stuff you can use: gift cards to add books to your collection and swag to hand out to your students and patrons. Grand Prizes (2): $15 … Read More

The Popular Table

Another “Tween the Weekends” is upon us. Check out all the monthly posts (4th Wed. of every month) related to Tweens over at the Emblazon site. What do Tween and Writers of Tween fiction have in common? Well, quite a bit actually. They are both prone to daydreaming, they both experiment with different styles and lingo, and they both strive … Read More

The Awesome Indies Grand Opening Party

You’re invited to the Awesome Indies Grand Opening Party—a sale of 26 top reads at just 99 cents each, plus 5 days of fun. See the new website, meet the authors, join them for games, giveaways and giggles and be in the draw to win the latest generation Kindle. The Awesome Indies have found a way to take the risk … Read More

Honey Cake, Medieval Style

Okay, so the wonderful Indie-Visible collective I belong to has prompted its members to make Pinterest-Pinable posts about FOOD. Yes, because who can resist food, right? But there’s a catch: we have to provide a recipe from one of our books or WIPS (works in progress). So, in light of the fact that all three of my books (1 published, … Read More

A Post About Love … An Anniversary Tribute

Love … ahhh the bliss, the red hot flame that changes in color and mood, sometimes rising high and other times burning as a steady ember. Twenty-six years ago I married my husband. It’s hard to believe he was the same age our oldest son is now. And my age still carried the word “teen” on the end of it. … Read More

Blog Swap with Author Tahlia Newland

I am honored to “Blog Swap” with the talented Tahlia Newland from Awesome Indies. She is kindly hosting me over at her site HERE, so be sure and check it out! A Post From Tahlia: Would you ever start reading a series in the middle?  I usually prefer to begin reading a series with the first book, but I have … Read More