Sunday, April 26, 2009

WooHoo!!! I've got new cover art!!!

This is the cover art for my new story, Body of Art, available at Resplendence Publishing on May 19th!

Art professor, Seth Granger, has two problems—an absentee life drawing model and a case of unrequited lust. Luckily his troubles have the same answer—his colleague, Dr. Callie Sullivan. The trick will be getting her out of her clothes and into his studio…and hopefully into his bed. However, she's intent on keeping her mind on her art and ignoring him. Now he just needs to convince her she should be his body of art.

I'll be posting an excerpt soon!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I just found out that Ellora's Cave will be putting my three Torrid Tarot stories, I Put a Spell on You, Ronan's Grail and Mystic Circle out in print! They'll be in a trade size paperback called Magic's Embrace some time this summer!!!

I'm so freaking excited I can hardly stand myself!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wanna see something cool?

Lookee what I got! Lookee what I got! The most awesome Fran Lee made me my very own book trailer! It's my first one ever and I'm really excited about it!

Neat, huh?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What a weekend!

It's amazing how much happiness and sadness you can cram into one weekend. Friday night was spent at the funeral home. A longtime friend of the family passed away. I grew up with his kids and though I rarely agreed with his political/religious views, and we "discussed" them whenever we saw each other, he was a good man and he'll be missed.

Saturday was spent at my baby sister's college graduation. I cannot believe four years have passed so quickly. I swear we just moved her in last month. The graduation itself (aside from being hot and sweaty and getting a severe case of bleacher-butt) was awesome. They had bagpipers (a couple darn cute ones) lead the class in. I love both men in kilts and (well-played) bagpipe music, 'cause I'm kinda nerdy like that, and these people were fabulous. The choir sang the most amazing acapella version of Loch Lomand that gave me goosebumps and actually made me a little teary-eyed. Here's a link to last year's performance, but this years was better. ;) The commencement speaker was actually worth listening to and I was thrilled to see Cait walk across the stage to much hooping and hollering. After the ceremony, there was also the entertainment of meeting one of her friends who wore only her bikini and high heels under her robe. I'm positive she was far more comfortable than the rest of us.

Sunday we had a big family dinner - my mom, my dad and stepmom, my three brothers, my sister, two sister-in-laws, two nieces, two nephews, me, hubby and the boys and it was great. Lots of laughing, food, playing with the kids, dodging nerf darts and snuggling the new baby. It was pretty much a perfect day.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Eighteen years ago, on April 18th, my husband and I brought home a teeny-tiny black, gray and brown stripey kitten from the local humane society. We named her Nimue because I'm a giant nerd, and she was my baby. She had the most beautiful sage green eyes and would purr whenever she was with me. She was shy and a little skittish around other people, but she loved me.

She laid by my side while I worked and kept me company with every book I wrote - even the pile of crap ones that'll never see the light of day. She was unimpressed when I bought the boys home from the hospital, but quickly took over the role of "Mom Cat" and would do her best Timmy's-in-the-well-Lassie-impersonation whenever one of them would cry or doing something she didn't approve of.

Over the last year, she's grown understandably more feeble and a little blind and had taken to hiding for hours at a time - cupboards and bookshelves being her favorite spots. When she wouldn't answer last night when I called, my husband went looking for her. He found her curled up on a bookshelf, looking like she'd simply fallen asleep. I'm grateful that she went peacefully, but I miss her like mad.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I think I need a break from Spring Break

Well, the kids are back in school. I didn't get much work done while they were on break - mostly because we were doing things.

We went and visited friends, had friends come over here, spent some quality time in the emergency room. It was a pretty typical Spring Break.We also went to the butterfly garden. We have a large local garden and sculpture park and every spring, they fill their rain forest garden with chrysalises that hatch into exotic butterflies. You walk around the garden and check out the flowers, plants and butterflies. Often if you wear bright colors and sit still the butterflies will land on you. It's kinda cool.As we walked around the garden I was stuck behind a woman with her thong and her ass hanging way out of her jeans. Here's a tip...Pull. Up. Your. Pants. But alas, that was not to be. Because she kept bending over to take pictures, I repeatedly got an eyeful of hot pink thong and butt crack. Then she would squeal and thrash when the butterflies would hover around her undies. Following that, she'd giggle coyly and flirt with the nearby dads who were there with their kids. Seriously? You're trying to pick up dads...with a butterfly garden???

Later that day, I taught Abby to knit. She caught on so quickly, it was like she already knew how and I'd just reminded her. I was so impressed. Later that day, I took her older sister to get her first piercing. (ear cartilage - nothing naughty - she is only 14) Yes, with her mom's permission - lol. Their mom was so funny. She said, "Butterfly garden, knitting lessons and piercings? You really are full service daycare!"
On Easter Sunday, we went to my cousin's house with about 30-40 other relatives. The highlight was when my sister, Cait goaded me into playing a play station singing game. I couldn't help myself...there were 80s songs.

Now I'm back to work. I've got a ton of writing to do in a very short time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bits of randomness for the beginning of April

I'm so tired, I can barely keep my eyes open today. Too many late nights in a row and getting up waaaaaaaaaaay too early. Blech. But it's almost Spring Break and I'll be able to sleep in as late as I want. YAY!

Here's another great thing. The lovely Fran Lee interviewed me in her column for the Salt Lake City Examiner! You can read the interview here. I'd love it if you stopped by and left me a comment. :)

One last thing before I go tackle the rest of my day. Are you looking for something good to read, but don't have a lot of time? I'd like to recommend Kim Dare's latest, Gaydar. I loved the characters, the story and especially the dialogue. It's brand new this week at TEB.

Here's the blurb, if you'd like to take a peek.

Find a gay man in a gay bar. Matt's sure that should be a lot easier than it actually is.

Matt's having a run of bad luck - one that's lasted ever since he stepped out of the closet. An uncanny ability to home in on the only straight guy in a bar room full of gay men really isn't doing his sex life any favours. A knack for picking complete jerks whenever he does stumble upon a genuinely gay man isn't helping either.

But, this time everything is going to be different. This time Matt's absolutely sure his gaydar has guided him towards a completely sane, entirely gay man - which is why he's arranged to meet him in the gents' room in five minutes.

What could possibly go wrong?