Sunday, March 31, 2013

What a gorgeous day!

Happy Easter. This time last year the golf courses were open. Not so this year. However, it was still a beautiful morning. There was a chocolate delivery on the front porch and the kids actually tracked the messenger in a fresh layer of snow. We have great neighbors :)
Dog Walk :)

Easter Bunny? Or Squirrel ?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal

I'm going to do a exclusive cover reveal for THE KILLING GAME in my newsletter in early April. I'll also be offering ARCs to reviewers. Also, don't forget if you sign up before the end of March you'll enter the draw to win 1-of-3 audio copies of DANGEROUS WATERS. Good times :)


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring 2013

I'm still hibernating. Let me know when anyone spots grass!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lie in.

Today is an in-service day at school, so last night I made sure all the alarms were off and told the kids to have a lie in. At 7 AM my alarm went off and I listened to the news. Minus 25C windchill had me curling back under the duvet. Then DH brings me a cup of tea. Bliss. Then he goes around and wakes up the kids. Bugger. DH finally remembers the rest of us didn't have to get up and get going this morning, so he goes downstairs and listens to the radio as I lie in bed (CBC news this time because sound travels weirdly in our house). DH goes to work and I decide to just snuggle for 5 more minutes.
Jingle. Ugh. Jingle, jingle. I open my eyes and there's Holly in the bedroom. She never comes upstairs. "Go downstairs, Holly." 
She just looks at me. 
Any dog owner worth their salt knows you ignore your dog at your peril. I finally get up, let her out (yes, it is flipping cold out there) and now I'm writing this blog post while she and the kids snooze.
I'm up-okay, world?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Guest Post about Kindle Serials...and a contest

From Valentine’s Day through the end of March, three romance authors are combining to not only bring readers an easy opportunity for a chance to win a 7” Kindle Fire HD, but also the chance to discover a new and exciting way to read books! 
Have you heard of Kindle Serials? It’s a blast from the past, where books are released in episodes in the same vein as in Charles Dickens’ day. Only, instead of getting each episode in a magazine or newspaper, you’ll get them on your Kindle or Kindle app. It’s kind of like your favorite television shows. The ones that leave you hanging each week, anxious to get to the next episode 
and know more!
Cheryl Bolen, Kim Law, and Patrice Wilton each have a Kindle serial releasing, and are hoping you’ll give them a try! In return, they’re giving away a 7” Kindle Fire HD on April 1st, and will give away three $20 Amazon gift cards along the way. All you have to do to enter is go to one of their websites and answer a simple question about their serial. Want to enter three times? Go to each website and answer a question about each serial.
Additionally, after reading each episode, join the fun by chatting with other readers on the Kindle forums, and discussing how you think the next episode will play out! Links to the forums are found on each book’s Amazon page.
Falling for Frederick, by Cheryl Bolen – Laden with mystery and suspense, Falling for Frederick is a fast-paced romance that takes place in contemporary England. Aided by the lord of the manor, a lovely doctoral student seeks a priceless medieval artifact – just a step ahead of those who've already murdered to get it.

Ex on the Beach, by Kim Law – Andie Shayne is getting ready to host the wedding of the summer at her resort on Turtle Island. As the guests arrive she’s taken aback to learn that her ex--who left her at the altar--is the best man. What he did was unforgiveable, and now he’s back with an agenda for her affection.

A Hero Lies Within, by Patrice Wilton – Old secrets linger and two reunited lovers are faced with more deception and mistrust. Can their love survive a second time around? Jake Harrington left her once when her life was falling apart, and now he’s back, and so are all the emotions she fought hard to expel. Can she forget his bitter betrayal, and will he forgive hers when to save her career she must betray his trust?

$20 Amazon Gift Card giveaways:
February 28th – Winner pulled from all entries from Cheryl’s contest page.
March 14th – Winner pulled from all entries from Kim’s contest page.
March 28th – Winner pulled from all entries from Patrice’s contest page.
7” Kindle Fire HD giveaway:
April 1 – Kindle Fire HD winner will be drawn from all entries gathered from the contest pages of Cheryl, Kim and Patrice. Enter up to 3 times to win!
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I love this concept! So, a quick question from Toni: Do you love cliffhangers at the end of your favorite TV shows or would you rather watch the whole season from start to finish with no wait time?

By submitting your entry you agree to share your information with and sign up for Cheryl, Kim and Patrice’s newsletters. They agree not to share your information with anyone else. You may unsubscribe at any time.
One entry per person per contest page. (Up to three entries possible, one at each contest page.)
You must be 18 years old to enter.
You must be a US resident to enter.
Giveaway ends at midnight EST, Sunday, March 31, 2013.
One winner will be chosen at random from all entrants for the 7” Kindle Fire HD.
One winner will be chosen at random for each of the Amazon gift cards.
Winner selections are at the sole discretion of Cheryl Bolen, Kim Law and Patrice Wilton. All decisions are final.
Winner will be notified via email.
Winner agrees for their name to be used in newsletters, on websites, twitter, and on the Facebook pages of Cheryl Bolen, Kim Law, and Patrice Wilton.
Giveaway is sponsored by Cheryl Bolen, Kim Law, and Patrice Wilton. No purchase necessary. Cheryl Bolen, Kim Law, and Patrice Wilton are not responsible for transmission failures, computer glitches or lost, late, damaged or returned mail.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

March Giveaway!

Like audiobooks?

Join my Mailing List before the end of March 2013, and be entered in the chance to win 1 of 3 audio copies of Dangerous Waters! People already signed up for the newsletter are already entered into the draw. 

I only send newsletters when I have big news so don't worry about being spammed. :)

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I made a few notes...

I love reading the manuscript in a different format because the words appear much fresher to the eye and you catch more mistakes. Just working on proofs now. I actually like this stage because it's so close to the final product and feels so very real.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Winter's Teeth

Not MY Samurai Summer

Just for the record, there's a book called Samurai Summer that keeps appearing on Goodreads as authored by Dani Amore and myself--it is not authored by either of us. It is also listed on Barnes & Noble and Powells as our books. Much as I admire Dani we haven't written together, nor are any of my books suitable for children (this is listed under children's)

I just wanted to make it clear to readers. This is NOT my book.