May 2010

Dear Friends & Readers:

It’s fast approaching summer  and already visions of  lounging at the beach is filling my head. I love the smell of the ocean, the sand cushioning my feet, the sun warming my skin…It’s also a time for family and friends and a great way to relax and enjoy the tranquility. I usually love tanning, napping, and reading but this year there will be more writing than anything else. I foresee a lot of opportunities to lug my laptop around and make the most of the weather while still meeting deadlines.

I’ve decided to have a fun contest that involves giving away a gift box with a copy of my friend, Karin Harlow’s new book ENEMY LOVER. You see, this book is really unique in that  Karin approached me at a conference a year ago to tell me her heroine wanted to be called, you guessed it, Jax Cassidy. Of course, I gave her my blessing to use my name, hence this character will launch her new L.O.S.T. series. It’s a sexy paranormal and is already garnering rave reviews. I have to smile every time I get a google alert because it pulls up details on the book and on the real person. I am honored that I was chosen, so thanks Karin for thinking of me! More details on the contest to come….

May is the month I start getting into shape. Since the terrible floods that hit Nashville, our national RWA conference was quickly moved to Orlando this July so I’m beginning preparations for attending locally. Unfortunately, I’m not doing the Literacy for Life book signing this year, but I’ll still be there to support my fellow authors. It’s a great way to give back to the community so I hope there’s a good turnout. I’m excited to see my friends again and I hope to share a lot of photos of the conference which will be posted on my facebook. There’s nothing like spending time with intelligent, funloving, and kind souls with the same views on romance. I always walk away from conferences feeling invigorated and inspired.

Oh, if you haven’t noticed, my special contemporary eBook release of DEVIL’S HEART is available through Smashwords and the Kindle edition is also available on Amazon now. I’ve got an excerpt up, so go check it out. For the awesome price of $1.50, it’s a fun short read and brings the lush countryside of Ireland to you. I really enjoyed writing it and it’s one of my favorite little shorts.

Well, I’ve got a lot of writing to catch up on…so don’t let me stop you from enjoying the beautiful weather!