Really Cool Historical Vacation Spots: Constantinople — Redux

I first published this post on March 19, 2011.  It was a little post about some of the cool historical research I was doing at the time, for a book I was planning to write that would later become Kiss Across Chains.   This little nugget post ended up being one of the most popular posts on

…and Science Fiction Romance is Back On the Table (Among Other Genres).

In the last few weeks I have been holding a discussion with my readers via the newsletter, about what they want to read. The discussion was sparked by Street Team members telling me I was wrong to stop writing Science Fiction Romance. That gave me pause, because my Street Team are a microcosm of my

You Can’t Judge By the Book’s Cover Anymore — here’s why.

Blood Knot was the very first book I indie published, on March 11, 2011, which is very nearly exactly seven years ago. Seven years isn't a lot of time in the grand scheme of things, but the indie publishing world has evolved and re-invented itself a dozen times since then. The cover I had for

I Got This Email About The Kiss Across Time Series

Actually, it wasn't just one email.  I've been getting a lot. They go, more or less: I love, love, love the Kiss Across Time series.  I just got to the end of Kiss Across Worlds, and read about there being no more for the foreseeable future.  Say it isn't so! I want more.  Pleeeeeeeeaaaaase...? I know how

Beautiful In Its Own Rugged Way

I grew up in wheatbelt territory in Western Australia.  It was flat countryside that, to me, was very boring.  Gum trees and spinifex, and tea trees everywhere.  The type of trees that grow in Western Australia are unique.  Show me a photo of a piece of countryside and I know it's Australia, because of the

Uh-Oh…Now I’ve Done It.

I couldn't help myself.  I did it again. What, do you ask? I set a book in Canada.  In the Rockies.  Again. Can't help myself.  I have to break out every now and again and put in a bloody great rock or two as a backdrop. :) For those of you familiar with the Destiny's

Have Your Hanky Ready.

When Beauty's Beasts came out, the first time around, Blackraven's Reviews said of it: "It’s an outstanding book but be prepared to have your hanky ready." If they thought Beauty's Beasts was a weepy, then they would love reading Unbearable.  Alas, professional review sites won't review indie authors anymore, so I won't get to find

2016-08-11T14:21:25+00:00 Sunday, May 29, 2016|Categories: Upcoming Books, Urban Fantasy, Vampires|Tags: , , |

The Bastard Language

A few days ago in the newsletter, I gave readers a quick breakdown, a 101 (actually, more like a 0.0001) lesson on how to pronounce Welsh words and names. Then I found out that I have some readers actually living in Wales!  So cool!  All of them were very kind and didn’t point out any

UNBEARABLE – Now Officially Out There!

Following up on my speed-kills post the other day ("Unbearable"), when I explained how I shot myself in the foot, and didn't have a book page to point to, even though I had finished the book.... Well, now I have the book page and the cover.  As predicted, Dar Albert has done a wonderful job

2016-04-21T04:22:45+00:00 Thursday, April 21, 2016|Categories: My Books, Paranormal Romance, Upcoming Books, Urban Fantasy, Vampires|Tags: , |


UNBEARABLE - Excuse my nakedness -- cover coming soon! Unbearable.  The word has a certain heart-sinking sound to it, doesn't it? Why do I mention it?  After all, I write romances, which always have a positive, upbeat ending.  So let me explain. I think everyone here is pretty familiar with the fact that

2016-04-15T04:19:50+00:00 Friday, April 15, 2016|Categories: My Books, Paranormal Romance, Upcoming Books, Urban Fantasy, Vampires|Tags: , |