Friday, July 19, 2013

Inspirational Sleepwear?

Found this comfy sleep tee in a batch of sale items leftover from last Halloween. Witch and Famous. Couldn't resist. Agreed, it's a little cheesy, not to mention being a bad pun, but the perfect casual sleepwear for paranormal romance writers hoping to make it big one day, don't you think? Just put it on, climb under the comforter and let sweet dreams of breaking into Kindle's Top Ten fill your night.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

5-Star Reviews for Dangerous Dreams (The Dreamrunners Society #1)

Just received my first 5-star reviews, one on Amazon, the other on Goodreads. Yay! Here's an excerpt from the novel to wet your appetite.
Lara huddled beneath her favorite comforter, shivering violently. Her pain had grown so intense it now overwhelmed everything else. Even her terror of dying locked up and abandoned in her cell, couldn’t compete. She knew she no longer had the capacity to think clearly and her ability to keep track of what went on around her diminished by the hour. A high fever drenched her in sweat to accompany the blood on her clothing.

She had no idea how she’d gotten here. Was she really back home in her condo, lying in her own bed? It couldn’t be real. Was it another hallucination?

Someone slid into bed beside her. Right away she noticed how good he smelled, clean, that masculine scent that rose off a man’s skin when he’d recently stepped out of the shower. She instinctively snuggled into his warm, hard chest. She was too far-gone to care that she must look and smell disgusting herself. What did it matter? Her life was over.

Heavily muscled arms wrapped around her and held her tentatively, trying to be gentle. His touch jostled her injured hand and she wanted to scream, but she bit down, holding it in so that only a tiny wince of sound emerged. She didn’t want to do anything to destroy and chase away this incredible, comforting fantasy her imagination gifted her. She tipped her head back and looked up into the face of the man leaning against her headboard, cradling her body protectively against his.

“Jack,” she said.

He smiled at her, but it didn’t mask his grim expression.

“Am I dead?”

He looked solid, not like last time, when he’d been transparent, resembling a ghost.

“Not even close,” he said.

Strong fingers trembled slightly when they brushed aside a tangled lock of her hair that had fallen over her eyes and was matted with dried blood. Unlike the previous two times she’d seen him, he was fully dressed from shirt to jeans to boots. He smiled at her again. She could see him putting greater effort into hiding something.

“Where am I?” she asked.

“Home,” he said. “That’s where you wanted to be, wasn’t it?”

“More than anything. I just wanted them to let me go.”

She put her good hand flat against his chest for leverage and pushed, trying to sit up, but she couldn’t manage it.

“Oh my God. I’m here? Really here?” Lara asked, overwrought with relief. “They let me go. Oh my God, they let me go.”

“Shh,” he said. “Let’s just lie here for a few minutes, okay?”

“Okay,” she said, and sank back against him. She was too weak to realistically do anything else.
Feeling safe, with his fingers stroking her hair, she closed her eyes.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Winner Chosen in the Dangerous Dreams Book Launch Giveaway

My first book launch giveaway is officially concluded, and Rafflecopter has randomly picked a winner. Congratulations to Terri T. B. who wins a $20 Amazon Gift Card and ebook copy of Dangerous Dreams!

I really enjoyed running this giveaway and thank everyone who entered, tweeted about the giveaway, added Dangerous Dreams to their TBR lists on Goodreads, and even left reviews. While my books have a long way to go, your good will helped make this new release launch a success. I wish there could be more than just one person awarded the gift card, but the good news is I'm now officially hooked on Rafflecopter! Be sure to check back from time to time to see when my next contest will start.