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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Where has January gone?

Wow, the days are flying past (and no cracks about getting old :) and February is almost upon us. I'm ready for spring, but of course, I'm ALWAYS ready for spring and I really need the time to slow down so I can get some work done! I never, never, never schedule enough time between contracts and end up making myself crazy...ah well. On the other hand I'm very excited by the news that I have some wonderful cover quotes from my very favorite authors!! Angela Knight was gracious enough to give a quote for Darkness Revealed (the next book) while both Gena Showalter and Jade Lee have written wonderful quotes for Darkness Unleashed. I'll be honest...I'm star struck! Not only are these ladies fabulous authors, but terrific ladies as well. I feel very blessed.

I hope your winter is going well and that soon we can all be out basking in the sun!


Thursday, January 22, 2009


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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Darkness Unleashed Sneak Peek!


Jagr knew he was creating panic in Viper’s exclusive nightclub. The elegant establishment with its crystal chandeliers and red velvet upholstery catered to the more civilized members of the demon world. Jagr was anything but civilized.
He was a six-foot-three vampire who had once been a Visigoth chief. But it wasn’t his pale gold hair that had been braided to fall nearly to his waist, or the ice-blue eyes that missed nothing that sent creatures with any claim to intelligence scurrying from his path. It wasn’t even the leather duster that flared about his hard body.
No, it was the cold perfection of his stark features and the hint of feral fury that smoldered about him.
Three hundred years of relentless torture had stripped away any hint of civility.
Ignoring the assorted demons who tumbled over chairs and tables in an effort to avoid his long strides, Jagr concentrated on the two Ravens guarding the door to the back office. The hushed air of sophistication was giving him a rash.
He was a vampire who preferred the solitude of his lair hidden beneath the streets of Chicago, surrounded by his vast library, secure in the knowledge that not a human, beast, or demon possessed the ability to enter.
Not that he was the total recluse that his vampire brothers assumed.
No matter how powerful or skilled or intelligent he might be, he understood that his survival depended on understanding the ever-changing technology of the modern world. And beyond that was the necessity of being able to blend in with current society.
Even a recluse had to feed.
Tucked in the very back of his lair was a plasma TV with every channel known to humankind, and the sort of nondescript clothing that allowed him to cruise through the seedier neighborhoods without causing a riot.
The most lethal hunters knew how to camouflage when on the prowl.
But this place…
He’d rather be staked than mince and prance around like a jackass.
Damn Styx. The ancient vampire had known that only a royal command could force him to enter a crowded nightclub. Jagr made no secret of his disdain for the companionship of others.
Which begged the question of why the Anasso would choose such a setting to meet.
In a mood foul enough to fill the vast club with an icy chill, Jagr ignored the two Ravens who stood on sentry duty near the back office, and, lifting his hand, allowed his power to blow the heavy oak door off its hinges.
The looming Ravens growled in warning, dropping their heavy capes, which hid the numerous swords, daggers, and guns attached to various parts of their bodies.
Jagr’s step never faltered. Styx wouldn’t let his pet vampires hurt an invited guest. At least not until he had what he needed from Jagr.
And even if Styx didn’t call off the guards…well hell, he’d been waiting centuries to be taken out in battle. It was a warrior’s destiny.
There was a low murmur from inside the room and the two Ravens grudgingly allowed him to pass with nothing more painful than a heated glare.
Stepping over the shattered door, Jagr paused to cast a wary glance about the pale-blue and ivory room. As expected, Styx (a towering Aztec who was the current king of vampires) was consuming more than his fair share of space behind a heavy walnut desk, his bronzed features unreadable. Viper (clan chief of Chicago, who, with his silver hair and dark eyes looked more like an angel than lethal warrior) standing at his shoulder.
“Jagr.” Styx leaned back in the leather chair, his fingers steepled beneath his chin. “Thank you for coming so promptly.”
Jagr narrowed his frigid gaze. “Did I have a choice?”
“Careful, Jagr,” Viper warned. “This is your Anasso.”
Jagr curled his lips, but he was wise enough to keep his angry words to himself. Even presuming he could match Styx’s renowned power, he would be dead before ever leaving the club if he challenged the Anasso.
“What do you want?” he growled.
“I have a task for you.”

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gift Cards!

So I have my gift cards from Christmas...for bookstores of course (my family knows me sooooo well). I like to hold on to them and savor the thought of spending an afternoon browsing through the books. Of course, I have some that are absolutely must buys! Especially paranormal series that I have been waiting forever to hit the shelves :) But I was sorting through my books and I realize that there are some series that seem to have played out :( So, I wanted your opinion. What series are you just foaming at the mouth to get your hands on and which series have you given up on? (You can say mine :) Also, what keeps some series so incrediably exciting and what makes some become....repetitive. I would LOVE to have your insight!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Well, the holidays are behind us...thank god :) As much as I love my family it makes it almost impossible to work with people constantly underfoot. And of course, there's always the cooking and cleaning and grocery shopping...oy. I need a vacation!

With the New Year comes the usual resolutions. Mine is once again to make a bestseller list (any list...sigh) and more importantly, to spend more time thinking of others. What of you all? Do you have any resolutions?

Oh, and I have one more resolution. I'm going to have one more contest for an ARC of Darkness Revealed. Probably the first of February, so stay tuned!

Hope everyone survived the holidays!