Friday, December 21, 2012


The holiday season is upon us and I am so thrilled to get some time off to relax and cherish this time I have with my family. And to think today is the day that the world was supposed to end. Unless D-Day is slated to happen at midnight, I think we are in the clear. Whew!

I hope you all have had a wonderful year. It's almost over! Crazy how time flies. Anywho, there was a reason I called your attention today, and that is to say thank you.

Thank you-for taking the time to become a member of this blog.
Thank you- for enjoying my ramblings.
Thank you- for bearing with me during down times.
Thank you- for supporting me.
Thank you- for being you. You're awesome!

In light of the holidays, and my own insatiable appetite for all things books, I have decided to give you, the readers, something nice.

I am giving away my books on Amazon!

If you have wanted to read Addicted to Magic, Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite, Darkness & Lies: A Brotherhood Novel, Buried Secrets, or my newest Stranded, now is the time to grab them up. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 22- Dec. 25th, they are all free on Amazon. Unfortunately, Spring Cleaning and A Warrior's Betrayal are not part of Amazon's Prime program, so they cannot be a part of this offer, but they will be marked down to a mere .99 during this time.

I hope you will all take the time to pick up these books and because you are the incredibly awesome people you are, I hope you will show some indie author love and leave a review, too :)

Happy Holidays!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

"Why Indies Rock' Blog Tour

Welcome everyone to my stop on the Why Indies Rock Blog Tour! 

I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up to be a part of this whole deal, but as I read the posts of others on this tour with me, I have had a chance to see and experience exactly what it is all about. 

To be honest, I never set out to be an author. As a kid, I always wrote things, but I never put much stock into it. What I dreamed of being was a veterinarian. I cared for hordes of animals of all species and I still have that tendency to this day. I eventually traded that dream in for indie car racing, which turned briefly into a desire to be an Air Force fighter pilot, then settled into wife and mother. Today, I dream of becoming an editor. Notice that writer still isn't on that list of dreams. 

I kind of fell into this job. One day a close friend of mine decided to get back to writing, so I thought it might be fun to see what I had in me too. I created a trilogy that has since been locked in a vault where not a soul except my own will ever find it. 

The thing is, writing is so unbelievably hard sometimes. Ideas come and go so fast that I can't even write them all down, but executing them is sometimes a torturous affair. I agonize over every single word, revise until my brain aches, and take frequent breaks to recharge my batteries. Yes, I am a perfectionist. 

During my journey, I have met some amazing people, but I have also met a few scrooges who try to diminish my work because I don't have the backing of a House. I have had countless people ask me if I would ever want to be published.  A novel idea to be sure. I mean, who wouldn't want to have the recognition a House brings? Who wouldn't want to be told your work is so good, someone wants to represent you? In fact, when I first started out, I took that path. I contacted all the houses and agents I could, sent out countless letters and even got some hopeful feedback, but it wasn't enough. It would never be enough. It took some soul searching, and one day I came to the conclusion that the answer to that question is a big fat no. I don't want to be anything other than an indie author. Why? Because I love setting my own pace. I am a rule breaker. I don't like walls around me, I don't like guidelines, and I don't like time frames. I work at my own pace, I develop my own ideas and I write what I want to write. I don't ever want to be the person who has to watch the market trend and try to capitalize on it. I want to march to my own drummer. Doing it my way ensures that I never get bored. I create my best work when I listen to to what I want. I can be closer to my audience, hands on, if you will. It is hard work. Such hard work! But for all the times when it isn't, it is rewarding.

Today I write and I know I will never stop. I can't. I love creating and I love what I have created. It is a challenge, and I have always enjoyed a good challenge. Each time I create another person, another world, I see myself getting better and I love that. I also know how important it is to have praise and feedback and a constant stream of support. That is why I give back. Not only do I share my work with others, I work to share other indie's work with the world. Because who are indies but another Anne Rice or Donna Grant or some other popular author looking for recognition? It's not the path but the journey that matters. 



November 1st- Tamara Beard

November 2nd- Amber Garza

November 3rd- Alli & Laura

November 4th- Lori Parker

November 5th- Jennifer Bogart

November 6th- Coral Russel

November 7th- Supagurl

November 8th- Jo Michaels

November 9th- Tammy-Louise Wilkins

November 10th- Matt Gannon

November 11th- Brianna Lee

November 12th- Katie Shelby

November 13th- L. Leander

November 14th- Cynthia Hill

November 15th- Mandy Anderson

November 16th- Jamie Loeak

November 17th- Amy Miles

November 18th-Karly Blakemore-Mowle

November 19th- Steph Brentson

November 20th- Annie Walls

November 21st- Becky Elizabeth Searson

November 23rd- Jamie Cross

November 24th- Teresa Gabelman

November 25th- Jennifer

November 26th- Ren Reidy

November 27th- Delphina Miyares

November 28th- Nikki

November 29th- L.a. Freed

November 30th- Patricia Lynne

December 1st- Mary Smith

December 2nd- Danielle Banister

December 3rd- Janiera Eldridge

December 4th- Caddy Rowland

December 5th- Shanora Williams

December 6th- LM Preston

December 7th- Candy Ann Little

December 8th- Jill Cooper

December 10th- Shelly Pratt

December 11th- Kelley Grealis

December 12th- Michelle Hughes

December 13th- Allison Medina

December 14th- Angela

December 15th- Jennifer Martinez

December 17th- Kristina Snyder

December 18th- Jolene Perry

December 19th- Stephanie Constante

December 20th- Jessica Gibson

In honor of the 20 little angels that were sent to Heaven today

Regardless of what timezone you live in, please place 20 stars on your facebook wall , blogs, and webpages, in honor of the 20 little angels that were sent to Heaven today.... Let's tuck them in with our prayers. (Please re-post and keep this going)...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BLOG BARRAGE: "A Warrior's Betrayal (A Brotherhood Novel #2)" by Brandi Salazar

A Warrior's Betrayal
(A Brotherhood Novel #2)
by Brandi Salazar
Erotic Dark Urban Fantasy Romance
Contains Elements of Action & Mythology
Heat Level: Sizzling
Length: 237 pages

Available at:
Amazon (Kindle) | B&N | Smashwords | Kobo

Forbidden desires...

Being a Brother and a caretaker isn't an easy job, especially when you find yourself coveting the one person you were meant to protect but never have- your brother's woman. That is exactly where Behr finds himself- in love and out of luck. Nothing a little killing can't remedy. While looking for a little trouble to take his mind off what's brewing at home, Behr finds the perfect distraction: hunting down the mythical Rage demon prowling his city's streets.

Lost and alone...

Cheyenne doesn't know what to do with herself. Weeks have passed with no sign of Erias, and as far as she knows, he's dead. Just when she resigns herself to the difficult task of moving on with her life, he reappears, but the Erias she knew no longer exists. He's a demon, the very thing he and his brother's hunt each night. Can Erias overcome this transformation and find the strength to make it back to Cheyenne and the Brotherhood, and if he does, will they accept him? In a world plagued with uncertainty, only one thing is definite: no matter how it ends, someone's heart is bound to get ripped to shreds.

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December 12, 2012
CBLS Promotions
Booked & Loaded
Bunny's Review
Carly Fall - Where Fantasy Meets Romance
Deep In The Heart Romance
Sweet n' Sassi

December 13, 2012
Danita Minnis
Sapphyria's Steamy Book Reviews
Shah Wharton's WordsinSync


Follow this barrage to enter the contest at each participating stop for a chance to win one (1) of two (2) eBook copies of "A WARRIOR'S BETRAYAL". More entries = more chances to win!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Indie Author Feature!

This week I would like to introduce Mark Mackey, author of The Elizabeth Chronicles. 


Genre: Science Fiction
Publication: July 4, 2012
Purchase your copy on Amazon (paperback) Amazon (Kindle)
Add Genesis to your Goodreads:    
Genesis: the Elizabeth Chronicles


At age ten, Elizabeth Axelmore had the most charming life one could ask for on her home world; parents and three older siblings who love her to death, nanny there for her almost every second of the day. And then, during an act of violence, she had it all taken away. This forces Elizabeth to leave everything she knows she knows and loves behind to save her own life and travel to a strange new world a million miles away, Earth. 

At first, all seems things will go perfect for Elizabeth, as she is adopted by a pleasant, loving family, the Duncan's, who accept her as one of her own. Elizabeth's growing up does not come without tragedy, as her childhood best friend, Jordan Taylor is abducted during innocent play right in front of the Duncan's house. Elizabeth grows up with her life constantly plagued with the thought of what happened to her best friend. But life must go on. And then, at age seventeen, Elizabeth gets the call from someone who knows where Jordan is. 

Will Elizabeth place herself in danger to once again see her best friend?

What people are saying

Science fiction, ghosts, magical powers, alien technology, robots twisted bad guys, other worlds, a female child heroine. This was a really interesting story. I found it super difficult to get into however, the author puts in so many details, that I found my mind overwhelmed. His style it a bit tricky, too. With all that said, I did find myself enjoying this book. Our heroine child comes to Nevada and gets adopted by a normal Earth family which is always amusing in a story line. There is a lot going on in this book. A fantastic story, with many different main characters the reader gets involved with.  

Mark is the author of several titles, all of which can be found listed on Goodreads. Make sure to stop by and check them out!
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