Thursday, 30 October 2014

Paranormal Romance HOWLOWEEN Blog Hop

Greetings, goblins and ghouls! I'm so thrilled to be part of this fun hop. Thanks ever so much to our devilish hostess Jane Wakely! Don't forget to visit her at www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com



Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. The dressing up, the pumpkin carving, all these activities appeal to the wondrous child inside me, and we all need to indulge our inner kiddies here and there.

Rather than a post, I thought I'd share the pumpkins I carved this year with my youngest son. We don't get too fancy (I'm useless with a knife- you should see me cook!), but I am rather proud of these creations. Perhaps you'll share one of yours with me!

And what I consider to be our piece de resistance!

Now I won't deviate totally from romance today. I'm also doing a giveaway to make things exciting! One reader will receive a copy of my latest paranormal romance Predator's Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5.

How to win this copy?


Comment below and tell me about your best Halloween experience. Please leave me your email addy as well so I can reach you.

Blurb:

When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island.
Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him?
As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs.
But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?




Excerpt:

“How much longer do I have to wait? I want to see Killian Moon. Now.”
The feminine voice, strangely soft despite its insistence, echoed deep in his being, awakening his jaguar. The great cat roared to life, turned toward the office and inhaled deeply. Its eyes flashed in interest.
In...recognition?
Killian breathed in at the same time, catching the scent of cherry blossoms through the door. The sweet perfume, mixed with human outrage, proved a heady distraction, making him forget why he was there. Shaking his head, he tried to dismiss the odd sensation as Ryland opened the door.
The door swung open and the first person he glimpsed was one of the clerks from reception, trying his hardest to placate the unexpected guest. “I’m sure Mr. Snow and Mr. Moon will be right back.”
And then his gaze landed on the petite human. Tapered Asian eyes, so dark and mysterious, but rimmed with circles of exhaustion. Smooth, cinnamon skin hinted at a mixed background. Wearing no makeup, she appeared younger than she must be, but her presence and keen eyes pegged her at around thirty years old. She had a riot of curly, black hair and feminine curves that ought to come with a warning. He could see it now. Beware: this woman’s body will cause insanity in men. Even as she gesticulated at the clerk, her boobs jiggled in such a way his throat went dry.
He pictured her in a corset, her breasts spilling over delicate lace edging, and almost forgot his name.
This Nina Suzuki was damn hot and his jaguar seemed to agree. The animal licked its lips, its golden gaze assessing and appreciating every detail, from her rounded hips to her come-hither rack.
Yes, the creature uttered on a frenzied breath.



Buy link: Predator’s Fire, Gemini Island Shifters 5, is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/predator-s-fire-p946.php
as well as Amazon, Kobo, ARE, B&N and other outlets.


And that's not all! Don't forget to join the Rafflecopter contest for a chance at the Grand Prize. GRAND PRIZE:
1 $50 Amazon Gift Card  
One entry/person. Here's the link:




You can use the link above to check out all the participating authors or simply follow the hashtag #HopswithHeart.

Happy Halloween!






Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Love List Blog Tour Giveaway


I'm so pleased to host fellow authors Sharon Kleve, Jennifer Conner, Angela Ford and Joanne Jaytanie as they continue their Love List Blog Tour. It promises to be an exciting event, so read on!







The Love List Series Books 1- 4


Single, successful and lonely in a small town. Would you let your girlfriends choose your man?

Tegan, Chloe, Becca and Laura do in The Love List.


When you're part of The Love List you never know who you will end up with.


Love Uncorked (The Love List Book 1)

Tegan Taylor is the owner of the Que Syrah Syrah wine shop in Vine grove, the heart of wine country. After her plan of starting a book club to meet single, local men falls flat, her new found friends come up with The Love List. Each dropped a name of a nice guy their friends may like but just not a guy they'd date. Or think of romantically.
Tegan chooses Richard. After one disastrous meeting with him, Tegan wonders if The Love List isn't a terrible idea.

Richard’s a jerk. But, when handsome Australian cowboy, August, shows up, things may take a turn.

Read book one in the Love List Series as Tegan, Chloe, Laura and Becca try to find love in a small town.




You can find Jennifer Conner here:








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Love Found Me (The Love List Book 2)

When it’s Chloe Miles turn to pick a name out of The Love List she didn’t expect to find true love. She just wanted to go on a date with a nice, available guy. Not one who drank too much, or was unemployed and wanted to stay that way. Or especially one who didn’t know what monogamy means.

Mitch Brodin didn’t know his heart was in the hands of The Love List. His Fate was set the moment he set foot into Roy's Pet Rescues looking for advice on how to care for new born kittens.

Chloe is vivacious, unpredictable, and tons of fun, while he is methodical, predictable, and well… cynical. He surely hadn’t planned on falling in love. But that’s what you get when you’re not looking for love.




You can find Sharon Kleve here:













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Blind Tasting (The Love List Book 3)


Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine.
In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with Chase Tanner.

Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?







You can find Angela Ford here:






Twitter @AngelaFord67




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Building up to Love (The Love List Book 4)


Story 4 in the best-selling series, The Love List from some of your favorite sweet romance authors.

A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.





You can find Joanne Jaytanie here:







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Each author will give away a $25.00 gift card at the end of the tour.









Direct Link to tool:


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Blog Tour Stops




Books To Go Now  Oct 15th





Book Pimpers  Oct 15th


Girl With Pen  Oct 16th


M.S. Spenser  Oct 17th



Free To Be Me  Oct 17th



Romance Junkies  Oct 19th

Triple A  Oct 20th




Ella Medler  Oct 22nd




Write Stuff  Oct 24th


Book Flirts  Oct 25th

Jackie Marilla  Oct 26th



My Book Fairy  Oct 28th



Traveling Cats  Oct 30th

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Join me at Paths to Publishing event!

Ever dream of being published? Live in the Toronto area?

Please join me at the Oakville Public Library's Paths to Publishing event Nov. 13. I am honored to be a panellist with a number of other publishing experts and authors. Stop by any Oakville library branch for tickets, and come hear our journeys to publication. You might hear the tidbit that helps you publish your book.

The event takes place Thurs. Nov. 13 from 7pm-8:30pm.
Oakville Public Library- Central Branch - 120 Navy Street.
Tickets- $15.
Ages 15+

http://www.opl.on.ca/blog/2013/11/paths-to-publishing/

Panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Panellists include:

Stella Grasso is a Publishing Coordinator with Scholastic Canada and a published author of juvenile fiction, There Was An Old Lady who Swallowed a Puck  and Over at the Rink.

Joyce Wayne, Sheridan College  faculty member in journalism, published author of The Cook’s Temptation, and formerly trade editor and staff writer for Quill & Quire..

David Bartolini, author of juvenile fiction, Insecta.

Rosanna Leo, author of several romance eBooks, including For the Love of a God and the Gemini Island Shifters series.


Mark Lefebvre, Director, Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations, and published author, including Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries.