October! I get really excited when I flip the calendar from September to October. There’s just so much to love about this autumn month. First, well, it’s autumn. Who doesn’t love autumn? I’ve heard people say they hate winter or summer, but I’ve never heard anyone say they hate autumn. I love all thing Halloween-y: … Continue reading All About the Paranormal
Go Enter to Win Have a Bite!
Hi, everyone. Today I just want to direct you over to Women & Words, where you can enter to win a free copy of Have a Bite, my new vampire novella. I’m giving away one print copy and one ebook copy. All you have to do is leave a comment, and you have until next Thursday, … Continue reading Go Enter to Win Have a Bite!
Happy Friday the 13th!
Some of you will, I'm sure, think I'm nuts for saying Happy Friday the 13th. I mean, what's happy about it, right? Well, what's not happy about it? I don't believe that Friday the 13th is a day filled with evil portent or unlucky occurrences. What is it that makes it unlucky? The number 13? … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th!
Books and Music…Made in Heaven
Hi, everyone. So last week, I revealed the cover for my upcoming novella, Have a Bite, book one in The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles, as well as a sneak preview. If it sounds like something you would like, there’s still 1 day left to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a free print copy. It’s HERE. … Continue reading Books and Music…Made in Heaven
Have A Bite Cover Reveal!
I've been at the edge of my seat for months, waiting to talk more about my new novella, Have a Bite, book 1 in The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles. The release date is May 13 (yes, that's Friday the 13th!) and I'm so excited to reveal the cover now. So, here it is. And in … Continue reading Have A Bite Cover Reveal!
So Let It Be Done
Happy New Year, everyone! This is my first post of 2016 and I’m doing it in the spirit of renewed energy. The renewed energy comes from having had 5 days off from work over the New Year’s Eve weekend. I don’t expect it to last long, especially since next week is a very full one … Continue reading So Let It Be Done
My Heart Is a Vampire
I want to talk about vampires. Why? Because I’m writing about them. I’ve written them as characters before, but their stories were standalone. A novel. A short story. I love my vampires. I both pity and envy them, and they usually carry a piece of my heart with them and they embody something deep inside my … Continue reading My Heart Is a Vampire
Hey, everyone! I'm so excited to announce that today I've got a book blitz going on. For those of you who aren't familiar with my longer works and want a sample, now's the time. Below is an excerpt from my vampire novel, Twice Bitten. I hope you enjoy. A very big thanks to Debra at … Continue reading Book Blitz!
What Makes a Vampire?
At this year's GCLS, I was on a panel called “Zombie, Vampires, and Fairies, Oh My.” Along with Isabella, Linda Kay Silva, Diane DeKalb-Rittenhouse, we talked about creating paranormal characters. One of the questions was about stereotypes—specifically, as writers, how do we keep our characters from becoming stereotypical? And the alternative question: Or is stereotyping … Continue reading What Makes a Vampire?