Just dropping a quick line today because I've put out a new guest post at The Paperhouse Books. This post is about my writing motivation, and why I'm not in the book business for the money ;-P. You can read all about it here:
Hope you're having a great day! Enjoy!
This past Saturday was a beautiful spring day: the sun was shining, the crowds were shopping, and everyone that came out to the artisan market in downtown Victoria TX had a great time! I sold (and signed!) a bunch of books, handed out free bookmarks, spotted a few familiar faces and met a lot of new ones! It was wonderful to be out and about and to be able to share my stories with new readers in person :-D.
Also, I'd like to mention my two "book signing buddies" from this event! Courtney Maguire (with the blue hair) has several romance books to her name - they do feature homosexual themes, just FYI - you can visit her website here. Crystal Lindsey has one book where she takes her experiences from foster care and uses them to teach others how to be their best self (check out her book on Amazon here). I haven't read any of their books, but it was fun to hang out with them for a few hours!
Last but certainly not least, I'd like to thank Texian Books for hosting us during this event! Also, both of my books ("The Heart of Everything" and "The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You") are now available in print at their store! Free bookmarks are also available, so be sure to stop by! Their address is 201 South Main Street, Victoria, TX 77901, and their hours are weekdays 10 am to 5:30 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. You can visit their website here.
And of course, a big thank you to all the folks who stopped by (and stopped to buy!) :-D. No event is a success without someone to share it with!
As always, stay tuned and keep reading ;-).
First of all, thank you to Etienne for a fun interview last week, and to all the listeners who tuned in to enjoy it!
Second, for those of you who wanted to hear the interview but weren't able to, I'm embedding a copy of it here for you to listen to.
Don't forget to click back to the webpage itself and leave a comment! Link here:
Also, there are options to share via social media on the that page, so feel free to show your friends!
Stay tuned until the next time!
Guess what, folks? I'll be doing a podcast interview this coming Thursday, February 4th!
The host is Etienne Gibbs and he does a talk show called "In the Author's Corner" that features authors, bloggers, and writers. I'll be answering questions from him (and any callers!) during the two o'clock show this Thursday. Anyone wishing to call in during the show can do so at this number:
(515) 605-9812. You can see details about the show at this link:
Remember, that's this Thursday, February 4th at 2 pm CST. Call in and say hi if you can!
First of all, thank you to all of the folks who donned masks and braved the cold weather to stop by Miss Ruby's Corral during Christmas in Goliad! We had a great group of authors gathered this year, and we look forward to seeing y'all again next year!
Though, I confess, my favorite part of participating in Miss Ruby's Corral this year wasn't just the opportunity to share my books with new readers. It was actually when my "fan artist" dropped by, and we got to meet in person for the first time!!! It was a very exciting moment for both of us - and as you can see in the photo below, she already had more art to share with me! :-D
Now, for some new stuff! I've added another bonus item under the "Extras" tab. This time, it's the playlist (think "movie soundtrack") for "Love, Blood and Magic" (the origin stories that are a part of the recently published short story collection). You can check it out by clicking here or visiting the "Extras" tab!
Also, I've done a new guest post at The Paper House! This time I've diving a little deeper into why I include God in my paranormal romance stories O_o. You can read the full post here:
That's all for now, folks! Have a happy and safe holiday season - here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In the meantime, keep reading ;-).
The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You is available now! Get your copy today - available on Amazon or visit the "Books" tab and select "Short Stories" to see all purchasing options!
Also, congratulations to the winners of my Book Launch Giveaway on Goodreads! Kimberly and Eliza will both be receiving a signed copy of the new book, along with bookmarks for sharing :-D.
I hope y'all enjoy this one as much as the first book! Happy reading!
I told you I'd get around to sharing this ;-P... so here it is! The official contents page for The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You, listing every single short story contained in the anthology. All to be enjoyed starting November 17th, 2020. (Less than a month now, yippie!)
As you can see, it's not a terribly long book - only about 125 pages. And "Love, Blood and Magic" (those origin stories that trace the beginning of Jesse and Alex's tale) spans over half the collection. But it's fun. It's all SO much fun :-D.
And to make sure you don't miss a single second of it, I have the preorder links available! This title will be available in both digital and print forms. All retailers have the eBook listing (some may not offer the print version, others just don't have the print version up yet); Amazon for certain has both posted already. Click here or go to the "Books" tab and select "Short Stories" from the drop-down menu to see all purchasing options.
Stay tuned to Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ Goodreads - I'll be using the next several Thursdays to share "scene snippets" from some of the stories in this collection!
I'm interrupting my regularly-scheduled updates to bring you an exciting new story: I'm hosting a Goodreads release party with a giveaway!
The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You will be officially released on November 17th, 2020. To celebrate, I'll be giving away 2 signed copies! I'll also be including some bookmarks for sharing (bragging rights enabled on the bookmarks ;-P).
Entering the giveaway is as easy as one, two, three!
1) Add The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You to your "Want to Read" list on Goodreads. Here's a link to make it simple:
2) RSVP to the book release event in Goodreads. Again, here's a link to make it simple:
3) Comment on the event in Goodreads (preferably by saying how excited you are about this new book :-P).
And that's it! This event is limited to Goodreads, however, so if you haven't joined and would like to, here's another link to make it simple:
I promise my next update will include the aforementioned "Contents" page, along with preorder links!!! Stay tuned until then!
Okay, folks! I've been teasing long enough... Behold, in all its glory, the cover for "The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love You"!
So, there's actually an interesting story that goes along with this particular cover. As many of you may recall, I currently use BookBaby's self-publishing services to format and distribute my books. Well, when I submitted the manuscript and cover ideas for this anthology, their design team told me what I wanted on my cover was too complicated (as in, they didn't have stock photos that matched my request). My options were to pay for the "advanced" cover design option (which was not cheap), or do it myself. As you can see, the main image isn't that complex - it's a rose with a few bites taken out of it. (And if you want to know how that connects to the short stories, you'll have to read it to find out!) When I explained the dilemma to my husband, he told me, "I can that!" And that's exactly what he did! I found an image of a rose that I liked (thank you Shutterstock for royalty-free image licensing!), my husband did some tinkering through Adobe Photoshop, and voila! One perfectly-munched rose for my cover XD. Needless to say, I think we'll be doing straight self-publishing (no third party services period!) very soon - no point in paying someone to throw text on a cover if I have to put together the image myself.
Before I get too far ahead of myself, let's come back to this book that I'm about to launch! I've got an official book page for this anthology, where you can read the back cover blurb (click here or select "Short Stories" from the drop-down menu under the "Books" tab). I've also posted a teaser for the origin stories on that page, so be sure to check it out!
Stay tuned for more on this new book - the next update will include the "Table of Contents" and hopefully the preorder links, along with an official launch date!
First of all, as the title implies, I've posted another guest blog entry with The Paper House! This time, I'm talking a bit about my genre and what I mean when I say I write "paranormal romance with a Christian Twist." Follow the link to read it for yourself:
Second, and perhaps more importantly, I've got some announcements about what's coming soon! As part of my book launch for this next book, I'm wanting to do a launch party through Goodreads WITH A GIVEAWAY. The trick is, I can only invite my "friends" to my launch event when I create it. So if you're already on Goodreads, add me as your friend! Click here to find my profile on Goodreads. If you haven't heard about Goodreads before, it's an online community designed for book lovers. You create a profile, and then you can rate and review books, join groups that share your interests, and connect with other book nerds! Click here to join Goodreads.
Last (but certainly not least), I'll be unveiling the cover for "The Supernatural Reasons Why I Love you" in the next few weeks! Subscribe to my newsletter below if you want to be among the first to witness the cover reveal ;-). Otherwise, be sure to follow me on social media for the big announcement!