Well I've been a bit busy with school but I am having another blogging phenomenal again!
From November 6th- December 17th, I am hosting an array of authors from all over the wonderful board. We will have some paranormal of course, some romance, some anthology authors.
So I hope you save the dates!!!
PS. To those of Paranormalist persuasion (i.e. my Paranormalist author friends), if you wish to blog during this time, just send me an email and we'll see about some open dates! :)
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Posted by Mila Ramos at 11:01 AM
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I'm at The Romance Studio today with three contests. Come over and check it out. http://theromancestudio.com/party/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13254%3Asnowing-in-connecticut-a-book-and-contests-the-stormy-love-life-of-laura-cordelais&catid=1%3Alatest-news&Itemid=54
It's snowing in Connecticut and parts of New England. It's snowing in Central Park in New York City. Be safe and warm, everyone.
Susan Hanniford Crowley
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Posted by Marie Dees at 1:15 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I'm so excited - release day's finally here! Today, The Wild Rose Press released Romancing the Hero, a contemporary fantasy, as part of its Faery Rose line. Romancing the Hero's a novella, but its 70 pages are packed with fun and romance. And oh yeah, I can't forget mayhem. It's nearly as much fun as the romance!
Here's the excerpt:
“Jody Feather?” The deep voice rushed at her like a hot breeze, reverberated through her, and stopped her where she stood.
“Yowsa,” she said on an exhale.
He cocked a delighted brow. “Pardon?”
“May I help you?” Please say yes.
“I believe it’s the other way around.”
“Really?” Thankyouthankyouthankyou! “I mean… what do you mean?”
The timbre of his deep voice filled the space between them. “I’m here to help. Use me.”
Wait. This had to be a prank. “I get it. Mimi sent you.”
His brow furrowed. “Mimi? No.”
Patience waning, she heaved a sigh. “Who are you?”
“I think you know.” He leaned a ripped bicep against the doorjamb in a move that seemed scripted—by her.
“No. Tell me.”
“Jake? Ring a bell?”
She might have guessed. “Oh right. Jake Emerson?”
He clucked his tongue. “The one and only. I knew you’d recognize me anywhere.”
“Even at my own condo. Go figure. So why are you here? As a prop for the signing?” Damn, he fit the role perfectly, too. She couldn’t have picked a better actor. She jotted another note to ask Mimi if he could pose for the next cover. A cardboard cutout would be perfect for signings.
“Is that what you need?” he asked with a hint of disappointment.
She peered past him. “No bags?”
“I travel light.”
“Didn’t she tell you? There are several events. Dinner, the keynote, plus the signing itself. You might want a change of clothes.” Though if anyone could pull off wearing the same outfit every day, he could. She could claim it was Jake’s brand, his image, an intentional move to make him recognizable to conference attendees. Mimi always droned on about the brand, the brand.
Besides, who’d notice his clothes? They only wrapped the prize beneath. And what a yummy prize. She had to hand it to Mimi, the marketing genius.
Musing aloud, she murmured, “Where did they find you?”
“They didn’t. I’m Jake.”
“Right. And I’m Lara Croft.” Not even her Halloween costume could turn her into the sexy heroine.
He chuckled. “You’re better than that bimbo.”
Oh boy. “Let’s not get carried away, shall we? It’s temporary.”
“Why? Do you plan to kill me off?”
“Don’t tell me you’ve read the series.” All that and a reader to boot.
“I don’t need to read it. I live it.”
His devilish smile almost blocked out his words, which hit her like a slap.
Yikes. “Listen, Mr…” Rolling her hand, she prompted him to finish.
Method actor, apparently. She’d play along for now. “Sure. Mr. Emerson.”
A car horn sounded outside.
“The taxi.” And she hadn’t remembered whatever she’d forgotten. Too late now. “Give me two seconds.” She hurried to grab her jacket.
“Take all the time you need, baby.”
The endearment brought her to a screeching halt. “Hold on. I get that you’re ‘Jake Emerson’ but when we’re together, address me as Ms. Feather. I am not your baby.” Or anyone else’s, unfortunately. After this weekend, she’d change that.
His mouth curled down in a brief frown. “Pity.”
“Give it a rest.” She’d written this scene in the second novel, when Jake first meets that leading lady. How many scenes had he studied? Hopefully he wouldn’t reenact too many. Sure, she loved her work, but not so much she wanted to live it. Except for certain parts, like the shower scene in book three… You don’t have time for this.
After grabbing her bag, she said a quick goodbye to Frank. “It’s only for the weekend. See you Monday.” She glanced at the man waiting at her door. “Tuesday at the outside.” Never rule out any possibilities. Her parents taught her that. And she’d made it Jake’s motto, one of the reasons fans loved him. Time to make it her own motto as well.
The saying had given her the strength to leap from journalism into fiction. If they only knew what she considered leaping into now… well, she was old enough to face those consequences. And enjoy them while they lasted.
Holding a hand to his sculpted abs, he bowed. “May I carry your bag, Ms. Feather? Or are you too liberated for such a show of chivalry?”
Wiseass. He had that aspect of Jake down pat. “Please. Take it, with my gratitude.” It gave her a chance to follow him down the walkway, and admire his rippling biceps and tight end, made more luscious by his swagger. She paid particular attention. She had to, or she wouldn’t be able to describe it in all its vital deliciousness in a later novel.
Oh yeah, she loved being a writer.
Get your copy today from The Wild Rose Press!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Make sure you read the important announcement beneath this one, too!
Posted by Arlene at 6:41 AM
This contest is awesome. Readers are clearly picking what they like in romance, and they like Barbara Elsborg. She's made it into the top 4. Every single vote counts, let's see her fly all the way! Two Birds, One Stone!!!!!!!! PLEASE VOTE
That title again: Two Birds, One Stone
Posted by Arlene at 6:31 AM
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Still awaiting edits, so I don't have a release date, but here's the (unofficial) blurb:
Some days, it’s best to lay low. Lance Knight finds out the hard way – when he encounters his longtime foe, witch Morgan le Fay, at Medieval Merriment. Her curse kept him wandering the world for centuries. When he also meets Gwyn McCartney there through a 1NS date, he’s struck by her resemblance to his true love, Guinevere. It gives him hope for the first time in centuries. First, he must face Morgan to break the curse, and he has only one hope: his sword, forged in the fires with Excalibur and imbued with magical powers by Merlin.
Gwyn McCartney’s had it with dating. Her friend’s setup through 1NS with Lance Knight irritates her, especially when Lance acts bored at Medieval Merriment – her employer and greatest fantasy. When a wench threatens Lance – a witch, he says – her fantasy world seems all too real. After Lance kisses her, she knows she has to battle Morgan le Fay. Can she free him, or will she lose him forever to the witch’s curse?
Decadent also contracted a contemporary, Tonight You Belong to Me, for 1NS. You can see the cover and blurb here!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Barbara Elsborg's 3000 word story has made it into the second to last round.
She's paired against a great story, and all these authors are winners, but seeing as only one gets to win--please!! Do ask everyone in the world to vote for Two Birds, One Stone.
Posted by Arlene at 11:49 AM
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Today at Mariposa's Musings find out how a nightmare inspired an amazing series.
Friday, October 7, 2011
This time her angels are paired with a wolf/faery tale, and there's no doubt in my mind which way to vote.
Round 2, number 4.
Two Birds, One Stone Rocks!!
Posted by Arlene at 5:45 AM
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Posted by Rebecca Leigh at 1:22 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Barbara Elsborg got picked from 8 zillion submissions for a contest with Allromance e books. She is one of 32 entries, and voting goes on all week. This is a huge contest, with no entry fee and some hot cash prices. The story will come out in an anthology, seeing as Barb placed.
You can read as many entries as you like. Barb's paired with another, and you can vote only once between a pair.
One week to make sure Barb goes on to the next round!!!
Two Birds, One Stone is number 7.
Posted by Arlene at 8:05 AM