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USA Today Bestseller!

I have to record this for posterity, y’all. We did it — the Shades of Fae boxed set, which included my book The Brothers Djinn, was #107 on the USA Today Best-Seller Books list for July 19, 2018. Thank you sooooo much for buying this set and for your love! *HUGS ALL AROUND*

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Salida, Colorado

Southern Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

I’m a mountain girl. Something about alpine vistas makes me breathe deep while my heart quivers. That’s why I’ve yearned for Colorado since my first visit 20-odd years ago, and why I now live on the top of a mountain in the Rockies. My honey and I (currently known as Dr. 4×4 🙂 ) were able to take a couple of quick getaways in my adopted home state. Colorado is delish.

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Love at Sea

The sea is often a lovely and very romantic place. I’ve had some wonderful experiences on the ocean, like a pod of dolphins just outside my ship’s cabin window swimming and jumping alongside the ship for an hour. One of the fantasy romance novels I have in the hopper (working title: The Ocean Between Us) has me thinking about the ocean and all the life within it. Seeing the dolphins

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Peanuts Christmas Tree

Scroogy McHumbug finds a wee bit of holiday spirit

Yes, I’ve probably earned that nickname. It’s not that I hate the holidays—it’s more like I’ve been indifferent to them. I’m self-employed, which just means I have freedom to work all the time. (No, it’s not always a good thing.) Weekends are often much like weekdays to me, and coming as I did from a small and not-that-religious family, holidays weren’t a big deal to me.

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Alpha males in fiction…and in the wild

Let me get something out of the way right up front: I love me some alphas. Or at least Writer Me loves me some alphas. Person Me has a few reservations. Lemme ‘splain. We’ll start with Writer Me. My first published novel (Kismet’s Kiss, a two-time RWA Golden Heart ® finalist) features an alpha among alphas. Kuramos is the sultan of the desert realm of Kad. The descendent of

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At a Plotting Crossroads…

…Yes, indeed I am, and it’s a particular crossroads I know all too well. Some background: I finished the first draft of the Sword and Lute novella—that’s Taso’s story, so it’s chronologically second in the entire Alaian timeline. (It comes just after—well, probably partly during—Kismet’s story.) Anyway, the manuscript needs to sit a few days to give my eyes and brain a break, and then I’ll continue

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Dragon*Con 2011

Now that I’m back from Dragon*Con in Atlanta, I thought I’d offer up some fun stats about my trip, mwa ha ha. Number of correct answers by moi during the team trivia hour of the Anne McCaffrey’s Worlds track: 1 out of 1. Yay for The White Dragon! Though I’m sorry to admit it had been waaaaaay too long since I’d read her non-Pern stories, so

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Good news and bad news…

First, the bad (I’ll save the good for a minute because I always think it helps to have something to look forward to): The Source of Magic won’t be ready by the end of this month. I know. I’m disappointed, too, and truly sorry I can’t fulfill my promise to you. (Get out your violin right now and let’s give it a workout.) I’ve been dealing

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Perfectionism and what’s in the works

Woohoo, I’m nearly finished formatting the print version of Kismet’s Kiss! I hope to have it up in a couple of weeks, and it’s looking excellent that I’ll be able to sell it for an amazing $7.99. I’ve done the formatting in Microsoft Word, thanks in part to the guidance of Perfect Pages, but I’m also drooling over an Adobe InDesign CS5 offering at eBay. InDesign is

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Okay, fine, here’s my publishing news. :)

I’m going Indie and I couldn’t be more thrilled! KISMET’S KISS will be coming out by the end of this month on the Amazon Kindle ebook platform, so the book will be available for any PC, Mac, smartphone, or iPad, as well as on a Kindle itself. (And psst…the third-generation Kindle will be coming out around the same time!) 2010 has been a bit odd for

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THE BROTHERS DJINN

Three sexy brothers, two warring goddesses, and a literal trip to Hell. What could possibly go wrong…  Long ago in the bygone Middle East, a storm

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