Labor Day Celebration Multi-Author Event

….because giveaways are always fun!

That’s right, it’s time for another event with awesome prizes like a Kindle Fire and Amazon gift cards!

When: Now! I mean, August 31st through September 4th.

Where: Online, of course, on Facebook.

Prizes: I already told you the big ones, but each author throughout the event will be giving away prizes too, so join in the fun!

Who’s involved: *points down*

Join the celebration on Facebook by clicking HERE!!!

Aug. 31

6 PM Angela Mcpherson
7 PM Tia Silverthorne Bach
8 PM Twyla Turner
9 PM Jennifer Lane

Sept. 1
6 PM A.M. Wallace
7 PM C.M. Stunich
8 PM Heather C. Myers
9 PM Brenda Pandos

Sept 2

6 PM Mary Ting/M. Clarke
7 PM Alexandrea Weis
8 PM Erin Hayes
9 PM Wendy L Owens

Sept 3

7 PM Heidi McLaughlin
8 PM Lila Felix
9 PM CM Doporto
10 PM N.L. Gervasio 

Sept 4

6 PM H.D. Gordon
7 PM S.I. Hayes
8 PM Jaidis Shaw
9 PM Juniper Grove Book Solutions


ARC Giveaway!

…because who the hell doesn’t want an ARC signed by all the anthology authors?

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That’s right, folks, today we’re giving away the signed ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Into the Darkness: an anthology over in the 12 Days of Christmas event. Join the Facebook party and you could win the ARC, a $50 Amazon gift card, a copy of Into the Darkness or Nemesis in one of three eBook formats, a signed print of Nemesis, or as stated above, the signed ARC of Into the Darkness.

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Click here to play and enter the giveaway!

Tomorrow is the last day for this event, so get busy!

Good luck!

12 Days of Christmas

…because hell to the yeah, it’s contest time with some pretty awesome prizes!

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That’s right, I said prizes. A Kindle Paperwhite and a $50 Amazon gift card are up for grabs. First, you’ll need to visit the Event Page on Facebook and join the party.

Following, you’ll find a schedule of authors participating in this wonderful event. Below that, you’ll see the Rafflecopter entry form.


Dec. 1st Gina Whtiney
Dec. 2nd Angela Mcpherson
Dec. 3rd A.R. Von
Dec. 4th Susan Griscom
Dec. 5th Harmony Lawson
Dec. 8th Rosa Storm
Dec. 9th Sarah Buhl
Dec. 10th Jen Wylie
Dec. 11th Julia Park Tracey
Dec. 12th Amber Garr
Dec. 15th NL “Jinxie” Gervasio
Dec. 16th J & L Wells

a Rafflecopter giveaway

One of the prizes I’m giving away is a signed ARC of Into the Darkness: an anthology. Another prize is a signed copy of Nemesis. And of course, a few eBook copies. So get to entering the giveaway!

My Prizes:

1 e-copy of Into the Darkness: an Anthology, format of your choice (EPUB, Kindle, PDF)
1 e-copy of Nemesis: a Kick-Ass Girls Club novel, format of your choice (EPUB, Kindle, PDF)
1 signed paperback of Nemesis: a Kick-Ass Girls Club novel
1 signed (by all four authors) paperback ARC copy of Into the Darkness: an Anthology

Skip a Starbucks Day!

…and yes, we’re doing this again because it’s a great cause!

In November 2010, friend and author CJ Redwine and her husband Clint adopted a beautiful little bundle of joy into their family, and I was happy to participate in their “Skip a Starbucks Day” event then. I held a contest and gave away prizes, along with several other authors/writers/friends; they held contests and drives and such, and were able to raise enough money to fly to China and bring home their daughter Johanna, who is just precious!

Let’s help them do that again! I’ll let CJ tell you their story…


Skip a Starbucks Day is Here!As most of you know by now, we’re in the process of adopting our second daughter from China. We chose to pursue a girl with medical needs this time around for several reasons. For one, we saw how girls with cleft palates or disfigured limbs were treated in China while we were there, and it broke our hearts. For another, adopting a child with special needs is much faster than adopting a healthy child, and we didn’t want a six year gap between Johanna and her little sister.

We turned in our dossier to China in the beginning of February, and we figured, based on the average wait time for special needs families, that we had about an 8 month wait to get our referral. (A child’s picture and file matched to a family.) But there are two ways to be matched to a child through the special needs program. One is to wait for China to get to your file, translate it, and then search for a child who matches your medical checklist (the list of things we’ve said we’d accept). The other is to be matched to one of the Special Focus kids whose files are sent to our agency each month. Special Focus children are those who are considered hard to place with a family. They have multiple medical conditions, and most families sign on for only one need.

Clint and I early on felt that we needed to be open to multiple needs. I kept seeing us with a girl who had a cleft palate and a heart murmur. Clint kept seeing us with a girl who had minor hearing loss and a missing or extra limb.

Two weeks after our dossier arrived in China, our agency called us with a Special Focus child to consider. Her file arrived to us on her second birthday. She had cleft palate, congenital heart disease, minor hearing issues, and an extra thumb.

In other words, she is everything Clint and I kept seeing for our daughter. *cue the moment we started weeping*

Isabella3Isabella Grace Xiaofang was abandoned beneath a highway overpass when she was four months old. She had severe pneumonia, along with her heart disease and cleft palate, which were both causing her medical difficulty. That says to me that her parents loved her, and they tried for four months to care for her in secret, either to avoid paying the second child penalty fee, which is prohibitive for poorer families, or because they couldn’t afford her medical care, and when they realized she was going to die without care, they put her where she would be quickly found. Highways in China, especially in cities, are much different than ours. They are choked with pedestrians and bicyclists. She was sure to be found quickly.

Isabella4A month after she was found, she had heart surgery to repair four different defects in her heart. She was in and out of the ICU for recurring pneumonia during her first year. In her second year, she had two surgeries to repair her lip and palate and to remove her extra thumb. At two years old, she’s still tiny (wearing 9 month clothing size), she’s not walking on her own yet, and she doesn’t have many words yet. Her delayed development is a result, I feel certain, of her constant surgeries and hospital stays.

The orphanage reports that Isabella is quiet, shy, and loves to smile and grab onto the nannies and play with them. I can’t wait to bring her home! Her brothers and sister are very excited to meet her and love her as well!

This is where you come in. Because this process is moving so much faster than we anticipated, we need to run a fundraiser to raise Isabella’s orphanage fee of 5k and the 10k we need to travel to China and to stay there for the two and a half weeks it takes to finalize her adoption. When we brought Johanna home, we did an online fundraiser the concept of Skip a Starbucks day simple: if people will skip Starbucks and donate that money toward Isabella’s adoption fund instead, we can raise the money.

Would you consider helping me bring my daughter home? Here is what I’d need:


To enter CJ’s contest, visit her blog here.

To enhance this a bit, I’m donating a number of things:

  • a signed print of my book Nemesis
  • a copy of a Just Ink Press book, winner’s choice
  • a $25 Amazon gift card

Of course, there are requirements to obtain these lovely prizes, so here’s the Rafflecopter:

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It’s My Party . . .

. . . and I’ll do whatever the hell I want!

And what do I want to do today, on this special day, my day of birth? Well, seeing as how I haven’t been to bed yet and I’m feeling a bit loopy crazy, I want to give away a copy of my new book Nemesis, which will release on Saturday, June 18th from Running Ink Press! One lucky person who comments on this post this week will win. Since Nemy is a bartender, all you have to do is answer the question: What’s your favorite drink?

Mine is a White Russian. 😉

You have until the 18th (Saturday) and I’ll pick a winner the following Monday and announce it next Tuesday, the 21st.

Prince Charming was a putz.

Prince Charming number two was even worse.

After the last prince ran off without any notice, breaking her heart and their engagement along the  way, Nemesis Mussolini swore off  men and passed the time kicking ass and slinging drinks, something her mafia father would never approve of. But, when her boss Clancy ups his flirtations, it’s difficult to remember she’s not interested, especially when he gets that delicious evil glint in his eye that has her melting. Just when Nemy starts to think all men might not be bad, she hears whispers about Clancy’s less than legal past, and wants to run like hell from the idea that he could be just like her father.

Great … Prince Charming number three may possibly be on FBI’s Most Wanted.

While Nemy and Clancy tumble down the romance road, hitting potholes every step of the way, Nemy discovers how much of her heart already belongs to Clancy, and how much of a Don’s daughter she really is. When Clancy’s daughter is kidnapped, they must work together to use every talent and connection they have to get her back, which means Nemy must learn to trust again. If they fail, Clancy could lose his daughter forever. Can Nemy surrender in time to get her happily ever after, or is she hell-bent on letting her past keep her from the one man who could be her true Prince Charming?

Nemesis has her own blog: Foxy’s Den

Nemy can also be found on Twitter: Nemy_girl

You can preview part of chapter 1 here.

Good luck!