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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
I’m excited to announce that my paranormal romantic suspense novella Heart of the Nile will be digitally released by Cobblestone Press for their Shifters line. This is the first of a trilogy that blends the modern world with ancient Egyptian mythology. Read the short blurb below to get a taste of this new series:
Heart of the Nile
Kat, Stealer of Memories, has brought the wrath of Ra down upon her. She has risked her status among the pride by freeing her mortal enemy, an Anubian dog named Nikos, Keeper of Secrets.
He has promised her the Heart of … Read More »
Sunday, November 4th, 2007
I got a four cup rating for a review of my book, Dark Waters from Coffee Time Romance . You can read the full review here. Overall, I’m pleased with it. I look forward to seeing what other reviewers have to say.… Read More »
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
NOTE: There is a page on the website for The Gender Divide – http://www.thegenderdivide.com/?concept – that discusses the concept briefly but this is a more in-depth discussion.
I was recently re-reading Blind Waves, a novel co-authored by one of my favorite authors, Steven Gould (co-authored with Laura J. Mixon). There’s a scene where the two protagonists are skinny dipping. The authors have done a good job of establishing a realistic love-at-first-sight connection between them, and as a result the conversation naturally segues into a discussion on becoming intimate. They share the pertinent details about blood tests and previous … Read More »
Friday, September 28th, 2007
Transcripts from emails between Vanessa and Gabriella
I’m Vanessa Hawthorne and I’ll be doing your cover for Dark Waters. You can
see my work at www.vanessahawthorne.com or on the Samhain site.
Here’s a first pass at your cover. Please take a look and let me know what
you do and don’t like about it. If you don’t like it at all, it’s okay to
tell me that, too. I want you to be happy with your cover.
Thank you so much for all the effort you have gone to for my cover.
I’m really … Read More »
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
Dark Waters drops September 25th at www.samhainpublishing.com
And I’m celebrating the release of my first novel by going BEHIND THE SCENES and giving everyone a glimpse into THE MAKING OF DARK WATERS.
So check back next week as I blog with the dynamic Samhain team who made Dark Waters possible.
See you soon!
UPDATE: I’ve put up an EXCERPT on my Bookshelf page. Go take a peek and tell me what you think.… Read More »
Friday, August 31st, 2007
If You Could Only Choose Your Mother by Julie Harford
Review by Kevin Ferrall
Marvelous. If you’ve seen Spanglish, 10 things I hate about you, then prep yourself for a should- be-film story. If You Could Only Choose Your Mother by Julie Harford is not a groundbreaking piece, but it is impressionable.
To begin, the story is a teen romance telling of the protagonist’s growth in teen angst, peer pressure, and first love. I know we’ve all heard the plot before, but this is a definite must read. I, too, thought the title of the piece to be banal, but … Read More »
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
Undenied by Maya Banks
He’s no cow poke and she’s no milk maid. The talk is dirty, the scenes are raunchy and the conversation is titillating. I don’t know what it is about Ms. Banks novellas that have me giggling and feeling like a naughty little girl.
Maya Banks has done it again! Undenied is undeniably the best erotic novella I’ve read in a long time! A fun bunch of characters that immerse you in southern comfort and make you feel right at home. Serious yee-haw going on! Wes Hoffman is back in the third installment to the series and … Read More »
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
I’m a space drama junkie and I’m in celestial heaven! Futuristics galore. There is nothing more satisfying to me than flying away in shuttlecraft and landing in deep space with a hunky alien who wants nothing more than to do wicked little things with my spacesuit. Read two amazing novels this past week: Starkissed by Lanette Currington & The Bond That Ties by Christine D’Abo.
Review: Starkissed by Lanette Curington
Sci-fi and romance mixed together makes for an intergalactic cocktail in Starkissed. I’m drunk on the punch of action and sexual tension right off the first page. From the beginning … Read More »
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
Mirror, Mirror By Michelle Chloe
Review by Kevin Ferrall
After reading Mirror, Mirror by Chloe Michelle, my overall opinion: Very nice. It was a well thought out, researched, and engaging novel.
I’ll admit I was a tad doubtful as an American, which sounds horrible I know, having an American author write about a Japanese time period. Sorry, but from past experiences, Americans mess up horribly at depicting Japanese history, and I have more Asian pride than I should. I was fond of this novel and found it to be very adult, but tasteful. Luckily, it isn’t adult in the usual … Read More »
Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
Well, the chat is over. We had a very cozy group talk with author Kate Willoughby. Kate’s cover artist stopped by, which was very cool. I want to thank all the ladies who made time today to come on over. For those who missed it, I hope you’ll visit the next time we hold such an event.
In the meantime, Rhian is the winner of Kate’s contest and won the very stylish charm bracelet. *pout* LOL! Rhian, you lucky woman you. I think you mentioned winning some books lately too. Sounds like you’re on a streak. Rub some of it … Read More »