Friday, March 27, 2009

Civil War vampires, anyone?

Today I'm posting over on Slip Into Something Victorian about my new contract with The Wild Rose Press for my new Civil War vampire story, Sweet Redemption.

I've posted a short unedited excerpt as well. And if you post a comment, you'll be entered in the drawing for the Victorian basket.

Contest ends the end of the month.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Coffee Time Winners Announced!!

To view all the winners of the Scandalous Victorians contest over at Coffee Time Romance, click here to view.

For my own contests, here are the winners:

1. e-book copy on disk of Eternity Waits - Hollie

2. print copy of Erin's Rebel when it becomes available this July - Hywela Lyn

3. copy of Amerian Civil War romance anthology, Northern Roses and Southern Belles when it becomes available this July - Kim Smith

A big congratulations to all the winners!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Last Chance to Leave a Comment on Coffee Time

I'll be drawing names of commenters at the Coffee Time Romance Readers' Retreat forum and posting them there tomorrow, so if you haven't already left a post to win one of our prizes, here's your last chance. I'll announce all the winners of my contests here too.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another Contract!!

Just got word on another contract from The Wild Rose Press for my new short vampire story, Sweet Redemption.

Here's the blurb: On a cold December night, Union infantry captain, Jonathan Hackett, is pinned down on the Fredericksburg battlefield trying to escape Confederate fire. But a creature of the night, more dangerous than any enemy soldier, stalks him. Jon must fight for his life as well as his soul.

Maddie Emery has lost everything dear to her. Her husband and parents have passed on and her brothers are off fighting for the Confederate Army. She's alone, trying single-handedly to hold onto her family's farm, when a Yankee soldier collapses across her stoop.

Maddie and Jon form a bond of love and desire, but as Jon exhibits signs of becoming the creature he fears most, is their love enough to fight off the evil of a centuries old vampire bent on destroying them?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Win a Copy of Eternity Waits!

Visit Coffee Time Romance for excerpts of my short story Eternity Waits and leave a comment there for a chance to win an e-copy.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Working On Something New Again

I've completed the first draft of my science fiction romance, Moons of Cynara, and put it aside for awhile, so I can come back to revise with a fresh eye.

In the meantime, I thought I'd start preliminary work on a brand new romance novel. This one will be a sequel to a young adult Civil War novel I had published years ago. I recently got the rights back and it's now out of print. But I loved those characters and want to write a brand new story that takes place around 1870. The characters will be older, so this one won't be YA, but a straight historical romance, set during the Victorian era.

So far, I've done character and setting sketches, made a list of things I need to research and have started on a rudimentary plot outline. It's fun working on a brand new story. My plan is to get as much work done on it as I can this month, then go back to Moons and start on the revision. When I'm done with Moons, I'll have my new story at least partially plotted out and can get to the first draft that much sooner.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Over at Slip Into Something Victorian

I'm over at Slip Into Something Victorian again talking about ballroom etiquette. Join me over there to see what I uncovered while researching my new Civil War Christmas story.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Not Sure What I'm Doing...

... this month. I just finished the first draft of my science fiction romance, so have put that away to cool for a bit.

And the only other ongoing project I have is to finish edits, polish up and submit my short Civil War Christmas story. This project has to be submitted by the end of the month, so will be my top priority. But after that, I'll need to start on something new, I guess.

I've been toying with a post Civil War story featuring characters from my out-of-print YA novel, Under the Guns. So, maybe I'll start work on an outline for that, unless some other project captures my imagination.

Friday, March 06, 2009

On Coffee Time Again

Today I'm posting excerpts and talking about my American Civil War time travel romance, Erin's Rebel.

I'm also giving away an autographed copy to one lucky poster.

Click here to join in the fun.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Join Me at Coffee Time Romance

The members of the my group blog, Slip Into Something Victorian, will be over at Coffee Time Romance all month in the forum, discussing our books, research, and other interesting things, as well as giving away prizes for the entire month of March.

Join us here to see what we're up to.

And you can also click on to Slip Into Something Victorian for the chance to win a Victorian basket. All you have to do is leave a comment over there during the month.

Hope to see you all at Coffee Time.