Writing

This started as a Facebook post, but like my books, it ran away from me.

Before I went to the RWA national conference, I teased on Facebook that I would talk about what I was working on when I got back. Since I had that project open and it was on my mind, I figured I’d make a post about it. Well, the post got too long for a quick, Read more of this post »



That one effin’ book with the jacked-up title…

So, last week I sat down and tried to work out the remaining story sequence for the Sons of Gulielmus world. Notice that I didn’t say “series order,” and that’s because I’m a pantser, not a plotter, and I let my worlds sprawl unfettered until I run out of characters to torture pair off. My Read more of this post »



10 Things You Should Know about Seeing Red

Seeing Red officially launches on Monday (probably around midnight EST depending on vendor). For the next week, I’m going to be posting lots of exclusive content about the book and the Hearts and Minds series–teasers, videos, steamy excerpts, character dossiers and more! I’m kicking off the post-a-thon with a list of 10 important things you Read more of this post »



Here’s how you can tell when I’m being sarcastic:

Simple. I’m awake. *insert rimshot here* I write two kinds of humor. There’s the really quirky stuff where you know you’re getting into right from the first page, like this: Or like this: (The first sentence of the story is about condoms, FFS.) And then there are the books where the humor is stealthy. You Read more of this post »



Where’d the fairy tale go?

You probably didn’t notice, but Last of the Season – my short freebie with the cursed motel owner and the big fucking fairy prince has been slowly retreating from third-party vendor sites. For the moment, it’s still available on my website as a PDF, but in case you stumbled onto it on Goodreads or something Read more of this post »



I’m freaking excellent.

No, really. I’m not just making stuff up. I’m a Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist in two categories, and naturally, I’m stoked! My Lyrical Press book Calculated Exposure (September 2013) is a finalist in the spicy/erotic category. And in the paranormal romance category, this little scandalizing number stepped up: Yes, A Demon in Read more of this post »



News, April Edition

I haven’t done a news round-up for a while, so hang on! Here’s what’s coming up: 1) The release of Seeing Red has been locked in at June 16 (it was originally slated to be a September book). If you’re sick of rock star romances, you’ll like this book. A very smarmy cockroach of one Read more of this post »



If you liked this, you’ll like that [probably].

All of my contemporary romances read a little bit differently depending on what kind of heroines I cast. They range from shy and sweet to ball-witheringly (it’s a word, I swear) snarky, so even within the same series, books may have slightly different tones. Now, while I think it’s a great idea for you to Read more of this post »



The Brownest Person in the Room

When I was revising Teaching the Cowboy before submitting back in 2012, I struggled with a few scenes. I worried they’d be offensive to people who don’t get my humor or who didn’t grow up in the sort of cultural climate that I did. At its heart, Teaching the Cowboy is a fish out of Read more of this post »



Reviewer Alert: Teaching the Cowboy

My February 7 book is at the starting line, waiting for release, and I’ve got PDF ARCs for reviewers. (If you’re not a reviewer, stay tuned – newsletter subscribers will have a chance to win a copy next month.) Here are some things you should know about Teaching the Cowboy (a.k.a. my list of content Read more of this post »