There’s something special in the air…CONTEST

Ah, October…

It’s a special month. The air is crisper and cleaner, the stars are brighter and the moon more luminous. Ideas dance on the wind as the world settles down for its long winter’s nap. October is my favorite month of the year, and not just because my birthday falls in the middle of it.

There’s just something about the way the weather changes that inspires me. Case and point? I’ve been writing like a fiend. Snippets of this, chapters of that, storing up my files for the next big dry spell.

Of course, I’m working on my next St. George book, too. It’s unfolding nicely.

And to celebrate the sudden surge of creativity, I’m having a contest! Some lucky someone who signs my guestbook at my website ( between now and next Friday (November 3rd) will win a bag of special, limited edition, Godiva Gems – Caramel Apple Truffles.

ūüôā And just wait…Christmas is coming and we all know how I love to give away grand gifts…


UPDATES, Contests, and Coming Soon!


BLOOD AND DESTINY returned to Anne in the weee hours of the morning. ¬†I’m excited to say that it was bleeding to death in the comment margins. ¬†Why? ¬†Because every change only makes it a stronger book.

What am I working on while I wait for it to come back to me for the next round? ¬†Two free reads written in the same world as BLOOD AND DESTINY. ¬†The Ladies of St. George’s Home for Abandoned Children have a lot of stories to tell.

For Christmas and Valentine’s Day, there will be two shorts involving Yasmine St. George. ¬†She’s a werewolf who longs for the home and family she never experienced as a child. ¬†Can she find that with Kale Henderson? ¬†Can Kale convince her that his pack will embrace her as his mate? ¬†Tune in for the answers starting in December.

What’s better around the holidays than the word FREE?

Speaking of December and free, there’s a BIG CONTEST about to happen. ¬†Do you have a Sony Pocket Reader? ¬†Do you want one? ¬†If so, read on.

Beginning BLACK FRIDAY, there will be a FIND THE ICON scavenger hunt involving about 30 authors (give or take).  What do you have to do?  Simply tune in for the list of participating authors and browse their sites looking for the contest graphic.  More specific details will follow.

In January, my novella LOVE AT FIRST SHOT releases from The Wild Rose Press. ¬†There’s a lot of happening things over the next few months to talk about.

Is it too early for Christmas music?

Raven Scavenger Hunt

ravenhalloweenhuntgraphic2 low res-1 It’s that time again! ¬†Time for the Raven Scavenger Hunt.

As always, there are some great prizes to be had. ¬†Here’s a quick list:

Autographed book Dragons Prefer Blondes by Candace Havens

E-book Ambient Light by Mandy M Roth

Print book Red Light Specialists by Michelle M Pillow & Mandy M Roth (for Raven Happy Hour)

E-book from N.J. Walters‚Äô backlist (winner’s choice)

E-book from Bianca D‚ÄôArc‚Äôs backlist (winner’s choice)

E-book from Candice Gilmer‚Äôs currently available backlist (winner’s choice)

Belong to the Night by Cynthia Eden (print paranormal romance anthology)

Tea for Two by Shelley Munro (print)

November ebook from Cobblestone –¬†THE DEMON NEXT DOOR: ALI by Kate Austin

Forbidden: The Sacrifice (eBook copy) by Samantha Sommersby

Autographed print book from Shiloh Walker’s Backlist

E-book Divinity Warriors 1: Lilith Enraptured by Michelle M. Pillow

Mayan Secrets by Ciar Cullen (print US or Canada), ebook otherwise

E-book of Obsession (romantic suspense) by Sharon Cullen

Selkie Island by Jorrie Spencer

Autographed copy of Tempting Turquoise (print) by Amy Ruttan

Autographed copy of Hard Candy by Amanda Young

Adrienne (print) by D. Renee Bagby

Heart of the Volcano, ebook by Imogen Howson

E-book copy of Private Property by Leah Braemel

Furry, Fluffy & Wild (ebook anthology) by Nina Pierce

Venus In Blue Jeans (print) by Meg Benjamin

E-book copy of Lay Me Down in pfd format by Taige Crenshaw

The Forbidden Chamber (ebook) by Ella Drake

The Ghost Exterminator: A Love Story (ebook) by Vivi Andrews

Angelic Avenger (ebook) by Kaye Chambers

Mysteries of History…here at home?

Have you ever wondered what came before?  Have you ever been fascinated by the legends of Atlantis or the origins of the Pyramids of Egypt?

Have you ever realized that the likelihood of having a similar site within driving distance is higher than you think?

My daughter is researching Creek Indians and their influence to our local culture for a school project.¬† While helping her do internet research, I realized two important things.¬† The first was, while I’m well-versed and historically educated in a variety of myths and legends involving everything from Asian mythology to Mayan death rites, I knew nothing about the mythology and cultural history of the ground I live on.

The second was that, like many people, I assumed that grand cultures were somewhere else.¬† South American temples and pyramids rival Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids.¬† There were no obvious evidence of a culture like that here, after all…right?

Wrong.¬† On one of my daughter’s random internet searches, we uncovered a surprising reality.¬† Ocmulgee Mounds – comfortably within driving distance – was a thriving Creek settlement.¬† Yesterday, we loaded up and took a field trip so she could see her subject first-hand.¬† But it wasn’t my daughter who¬†had the biggest history lesson.

The site dates back 12,000 years.¬† That’s right.¬† TWELVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO, the American Indians had a thriving civilization.¬† Walking across the Macon Plateau, I felt awed and humbled by our own mound builders.¬† I also didn’t feel alone.

At Gettysburg, I have felt the dead watching as I tread on the grass fed by their blood.¬† Gettysburg is a restless presence.¬† The Ocmulgee site was a far more soothing, welcoming embrace similar to how it felt to walk the paths created by Vikings in Iceland.¬† It’s as if the ghosts from the past are glad they have not been forgotten…even if the threads of the historical records have been frayed by time.

I challenge you to do the same thing.¬† Take a moment out of your day to look into the possibilities of what came before European settlement in your area.¬† For the next six weeks, I’m going to hold a contest for a $25 iTunes giftcard.¬† To enter, all you have to do is comment with the State you live in and an internet link to a prehistoric or pre-European resource.

For me, it’s Georgia – and the link to the Ocmulgee Mounds (and I encourage you to check it out) is

Christmas Contest!

In the season of giving, Angela James, editor-in-chief of Samhain Publishing, is having a contest giving away not one, but TWO Kindle ebook readers as well as a slew of other prizes to make any reader happy!

How do I enter that contest?

I’m so glad you asked.¬† *grins* All you have to do is skip over to my website and click on the contest tab.¬† It’ll take you right to the information.

In fact, the contest goes live on December 1st, so if you click on that link on the first or later, it will take you directly to the forms to enter.  How cool is that?

The best part?¬† All you have to do is cruise authors’s websites.¬† Let’s hear it for the jingle of Christmas bells and the smell of pine trees…

My website link is .