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DEADLY CHEMISTRY is still .99 for the next couple of days!

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As my first week as a published author winds down, I have SO MUCH to be grateful for…My mom has been pimping my book to all of her friends–we’ll see what they have to say to her after they read the naked parts, huh?

Someone asked the other day if reading my book was like looking through the keyhole of my bedroom door. Uh, not so much.

ANYWAY!

I did a lot of fun stuff this week. First of all, make sure you stop by Pump Up Your Book to enter the Blog Tour contest for a $25 gift card to your choice of online book-retailers! There are a lot of blogs there that are featuring DEADLY CHEMISTRY even though you may have read my blurb more than you’d like to, there are a lot of other great books featured on those sites, to go! Make sure you enter the contest!

I already linked to a few other places I went this week, but I want to encourage you to visit

Amie Louellen, who is also a Seymour Agency sib, and invited me to post on her blog

Suzanne Johnson, a friend I met online a few years ago, and then in REAL LIFE last year in Kansas City. I sent her a whiny guest blog about the travails of world-building.

One of my crit partners, Dawn Alexander had me over,

Cathy Perkins posted in Blame It on The Muse,

I posted about why I like romance: The Big Oof on “What’s that Book About

and there is a lovely review on Literal Exposure. And a great close-up of that nipple on my book cover.

AND another nice review on She Hearts Books!

Let’s see…

I also went to a Facebook Party hosted by my most excellent friend, Jessica Lemmon, who’s MILLIONAIRE AFFAIR came out on Tuesday.

Are you sick of me yet? I’m sick of me. Of course, I have a few more blogs to visit over the next few days, and I’m going to ease up on the compulsive Amazon page refreshing to finish that sequel to DEADLY!

Have a great weekend!

 

DEADLY CHEMISTRY RELEASED ON THE WORLD!

Some chemical reactions generate too much heat….

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OMIGOD, it’s finally here. MY BOOK IS OUT!!!!!  And it’s on sale for the next week, for .99!!!!!

I have all kinds of stuff going on this week.

There is a blog tour: Pump Up Your Book has me signed up to go to a whole bunch of different blogs to spread the toxic cloud…

June 23  I guest blogged at Joyfully Reviewed, and there is a review posted at Tori MacAllister’s website that made me cry, it was so nice.

June 24,

DEADLY CHEMISTRY is featured at I Heart Reading

and I’m being Interviewed at Review From Here

I also visited my friends, Cathy Perkins, Anne Lange, and Amie Louellen (link to come!)

Enter my contest! You can win your choice of a $25 Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, or PayPal gift card!

Go HERE to enter. I haven’t figured out how to copy the rafflecopter thingy onto my website yet.

I’m being featured on a bunch of promotional websites and newsletters, including  www.ebooksoda.com. a new readers’ site where they’ll send you ebook recommendations tailored to your taste.

So GO! Buy it now! You can even read it if you want. If you’re a member of my family or a coworker, please know that the nekkid parts are completely based on someone else’s life.

DEADLY CHEMISTRY is available for purchase from

AMAZON for Kindle

BARNES & NOBLE for Nook

iBOOKS for iPhone, iPad, iEverything

and KOBO for…the Kobo thing.

OH, WAIT! Hey! It’s really, really helpful if you leave an honest review wherever you bought Deadly Chemistry, and on Goodreads, if you ever go there. An example of an honest review would be something like: “Deadly Chemistry is a love story greater than anything I’ve ever read in my entire life. It changed my life and made me a better person. It also made me want to get a PhD in Biology and try to save the world. And to build the fictional town of Tucker, Kentucky.”

Just don’t say you know me, if you do. Amazon will take down the ones that say, “My cousin has written the best book in the history of literature. Elizabeth Barrett and Mr. Darcy have nothing on Mike Gibson and Lauren Kane.”

Okay, that’s probably all for right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m It.

I don’t mind much being “it,” but I know that I’ll never catch anyone else to tag. I am, truly, the slowest walker/runner/blog-tagger in the universe. But I’m a good sport, so here we go:

(I was going to put a picture of me smiling bravely right here, but I’m just not rocking the selfies right now. Maybe some hair product and make up are in order before I try that)

ANYWAY My most excellent friend Jessica Lemmon tagged me to post a few things about myself…so I figured I’d better get on the stick now, before I’m tagged by ninety-nine more people and drown in a pool of guilt. Here’s the deal. I’m supposed to answer some questions:

Q1)  What am I working on/ writing?

A)      Ha! All The Things! The sequel to DEADLY CHEMISTRY is almost finished, and then I’m going to do a Savvy Authors workshop next week to get ready for a Summer NaNoWriMo type thing. I have the book I want to write started, so that’s on deck!

But mostly I’m busily girding my loins for the release of the afore-mentioned DEADLY CHEMISTRY on June 23. People are starting to add it on Goodreads, which I think is a good thing. It’s a good thing, right? And some bloggers I know have told me that they requested ARCs from NetGalley, so that’s good, too, right?   *Buys All The Ben And Jerry’s*

Q2)    How does my work/writing differ from others in it’s genre?

A)      Hmm…well, my debut is Romantic Suspense with Love, Angst, and Nekkid parts–which I think is found in almost all romances, right? Okay, the nekkid parts are optional. My particular romantic suspense is infused with a lot of my snarky personality, but hopefully keeps the dark, angsty, feelies that make us romance readers come back for more. I aspire to be the writing love child of Elmore Leonard and Taylor Swift. How’s THAT for unique?

Q3)    How does my writing process work?

A)      Ummm…there’s a process? Well, let’s see. I work full time in a research lab, so I have to fit my writing into the crevasses of time I manage to find–either during a lull in the science (and that’s not an oxymoron, people, science CAN be exciting and action packed–if you have low expectations)–or I write at night after I get home. Sometimes, I’m really lucky, and on a Saturday I can lock myself in my office and type until my fingers go numb. I love that!

I’m a plantser, with means that I plot, and then write by the seat of my pants a little, and then go back and rearrange the plot outline that I sort of made, and then I write some more, and then I go back and repeat the process, and sometimes I finish a book. I’m a huge fan of Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat process for plotting. At least it gives me the mountain tops to get me from one foggy valley to the next.

So that’s it.

Now, go check out Jessica. Her new book comes out the day after mine, and the first two of this series were AMAZING. So you have time to read them before this one comes out: millionaire affair

I know, right? Sizzzzzle.

Now, I’ve got to go figure out who blogs slower than me–someone that I can catch to tag for this blog hop!

RAGT 2014

What on earth is RAGT, you might ask? Well. In case you don’t know, it’s the Lori Foster Reader Author Get Together in West Chester, Ohio.

This was my second year, and it rocked. I think the thing that sets this conference apart from other, larger conferences, is the opportunity to interact with potential fans (who will, I’m sure be real fans here ins a few weeks after Deadly Chemistry releases). Yes, at RT, you get to meet MORE readers, but at RAGT, you get to see the same people more than once, and to get to know them a little.

There is one poor woman, Amy, who foolishly asked me to sign the little autograph book they gave out last year, and as that was my first time signing my pen name for a real human being (as opposed to the imaginary signings I did, like when I doodled “Mrs. Tom Hopkins” on my notebooks back in the day (and I didn’t really, as I met him in college, but it seems kind of weird to mention the boys I had crushes on in ninth grade)), I became a crazed lunatic.

I made her let me take her picture. I waved and yelled “hi” every time I saw her. And then THIS year, when she made the mistake of saying hello, I followed her around squealing all weekend.

In addition to seeing a lot of my friends from OVRWA, I met Samantha Kane, who is an author I have loved for years. I mean, in a totally non creepy stalkery sort of way. I love her books. I only just met her in person, so it would be weird if I pledged my undying troth, or offered to go home with her. But she does right some down right twisted, dirty historical romances, and I got addicted a long time ago.

Anyway, I have to go back to getting a proposal together, but I wanted to pop in and remind you all that I exist, and that I’ll be here bugging you a LOT more over the next few weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Eve Devon’s Book Birthday Party!

Happy Monday…er, Tuesday, right? I’m thrilled to have a guest today, Eve Devon, who is another Entangled Ignite author. It’s her book The Waiting Game’s first birthday!

I’ll invite the new June  Ignite releases here in a day or so, too!

So, here’s Eve!

Firsts…

So The Waiting Game turns one year old today and as it was my debut book it got me thinking about all the firsts I experienced with its publication.

This year has flown by, but I can still remember the flutter in my heart when I first saw ‘copyright by’ and the copyright symbol next to my name.

And seeing my cover for the first time? I can admit that it took me a while to realize Big Ben was in the background—I was distracted by something in the foreground. Abs can say so much, don’t you think?!

Then there was seeing my book appear on all the bookseller sites that I usually purchased books from. Typing in my name and having my book pop up to buy—yep, total rush!

But as I raise my glass in celebration of The Waiting Game being out a year, the absolute icing on the cake was the first time a reader took the time to contact me and tell me how much they enjoyed my book.

I think that’s why all the firsts surrounding the release of your debut book are so special. The fact that people are prepared to take a chance on a new voice and without any pre-judging dive right in for an adventure, well, it’s the greatest of compliments. It is also why writers write—to share a story.

If you’ve been looking for the next adventure to dive right into, then consider the wait over! Here are all the details you need to immerse yourself in The Waiting Game:

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Blurb:

Five years ago a madman stalked her. Kidnapped her. Tattooed her.

When security expert Cameron Dexter—the man Brooke Bennett once loved—appears unexpectedly at her door with terrifying news, the former musician discovers she can no longer hide from her past. After five years, her vicious kidnapper is out of prison and on the hunt—for Brooke.

Now he’s returned to complete his art.

Cam failed to protect Brooke once before. Now he’d rather die than let her be captured. With her life at stake, Cam vows to keep her hidden and safe. Brooke, however, is done with running. Unlike Cam, she wants to stand and fight. Emotions both old and new roil between them, but addressing their heated past must wait. Together they set a trap in London to catch a killer. But they soon discover the enemy wears many faces…

And waiting is no longer an option.

Buy links:

Amazon           Barnes and Noble       iTunes              KOBO

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Bio: Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me quite the taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals! When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucketload, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucketload, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!

Where you can find me:

WEBSITE      TWITTER       FACEBOOK

Summer Reading

It’s here! I think it’s really, finally here!

SUMMER!

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We’re spending the weekend getting our camp set up. And by camp I mean opening the kind of fancy fifth wheel travel trailer, getting the lawn furniture set up, making sure there’s toilet paper and plenty of bug spray.

Not exactly roughing it.

I’m also gathering the summer reading material. What are you going to read this summer? Right now I’ve got How to Marry a HIghlander on my Kindle app, and Kristen Ashley in paperback (one she signed for me at RT: SQUEE!).

I just finished The Fault of Our Stars by John Greene, and cried all the way through it. When I wasn’t laughing. How incredible!

One thing I might suggest for your reading list? DEADLY CHEMISTRY, by Teri Anne Stanley. It releases in just one month from Entangled!  I’ll post buy-links and all that good stuff as soon as they are ready!  I can’t wait to see the cover!

 

 

There Is Strangeness In My Brain

That’s not really a news flash. Anyone who knows me understands that seemingly disconnected statements sometimes (!) pop past my verbal filter. There are a lot of funny jokes that work really well in my brain, but fall flat once out of my mouth–usually because I skipped some sort of processing step. And sometimes I just think odd thoughts and have to share them.

But it’s been a long time since  I remembered a dream. And last night’s was a doozy. So I’m going to tell you about it, just because I can.

I dreamt my mom and I were standing in my driveway, and from nowhere (okay, from the sky) appeared a military helicopter. It dove right down near us and shot a bumper thing out of it’s front end, bounced off the street and did a flippy thing in the air.

And then a soldier guy in a Transformers suit jumped out and did more flippy things in the air, and off the hood of my car, with his transformer armor/wings/stilts stuff, and then flew back into the helicopter and disappeared.

And that’s all that happened. What on earth do you suppose THAT means?

APRIL releases from ENTANGLED IGNITE !

Yay!  I also have a post to put up as part of a blog hop I’m participating in, but I’m going to hold off on that one for a little bit, just because I’ve been, um, maybe procrastinating a little bit…

But I wanted to show you the yummy new releases from Ignite this month. They’re all .99 right now, too!

Here’s the link to the Entangled page, blurbs and buy links are all there:

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/category/ignite/

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SWAG season

There.

I made a new banner.

AND I ordered some buttons. AND some new business cards. I’m cutting myself off, though…the temptation to get coffee mugs and t-shirts and keychains and…well, it’s all pretty fun to futz around playing with all that stuff online. But I really need to be writing, so I’m done ordering promotional stuff.

Well, I might still get a personalized phone case. I’m trying to make myself wait until I have a cover for Deadly Chemistry. Because I think what I REALLY need is a semi-nekkid hot guy in my pocket, or plastered to the side of my head.

I’m getting excited for RT…and Lori Foster, after that!  Tis the season for conferences. I only wish I could go to EVERYONE of them.

Maybe next year…I mean, the day job is nice and all, but they don’t REALLY need me there, do they?