Friday, February 26, 2010

Have a Great Weekend!

Hi Everyone, thanks again for following me around my blog tour this week and for making release day so special.

Don't forget to stop by on Monday for our special guest author. I know you'll give her a warm welcome and enjoy visiting with her.

Hope you all have a great weekend filled with your favorite things!

Friday Fun at The Book Binge

Hey Everyone!

Hope your week went exactly the way you wanted. I'm headed to the finish line as far as blogs are concerned. One last blog...Yes, one LAST CHANCE to visit with me this week! Here's the link: We're talking about secondary characters today. Come weigh in for a CHANCE to win a signed copy of NO CHANCE.

Thanks to everyone who's followed me around Blog land these last few days. We've had fun, some great book recommendations and a couple of clues about the new trilogy.

I'm in the midst of preparing for a March 1 deadline, so I'll be offline most of the weekend. I do want to thank all who have emailed and messaged me on Facebook about NO CHANCE. So happy that you're enjoying Gabe and Skylar's story.

Oh, and about half an hour ago, I received a lovely surprise. Two copies of SECOND CHANCE from my publisher. Oh. My. Gosh! Never imagined how beautiful they would be. So excited! Can't wait for you to see them on the shelves!

Monday, don't forget, one of our favorite authors will be visiting. With that special event going on, we'll put off Recommend Monday to Tuesday.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Stay warm and curl up with a good book or two.

See you at The Book Binge!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Love Romance and More Blog

Hey Everyone, thanks for visiting with me over at Riding With the Top Down blog yesterday. It was so much fun to talk about villains! If you didn't get a CHANCE to make it over there, might want to check it out. There were lots of great recommendations for the most twisted villain books.

Today, I'm over at Love Romance and More blog talking about themes. Do you have a favorite romance theme? Come over and comment for a CHANCE to win a signed copy of NO CHANCE! Here's the link:

Tomorrow, I'll be over at The Book Binge discussing secondary characters. I'll post the link and a reminder tomorrow.

Hope everyone is staying warm and reading some great books. And don't forget, NO CHANCE is now in stores! (:

Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Riding With The Top Down Blog

Hey All, I'm blogging with the awesome authors over at Riding With The Top Down today. We're discussing: Vile Villains and Why We Love Them

Come join the fun! I'm giving away two copies of NO CHANCE!

Also, a heads-up on a very special guest that will be appearing here Monday. Tell your mama, daddy, uncle and aunt to come visit here on Monday. One of our FAVORITE authors will be blogging with us! Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Thanks again for making my release day so special yesterday. I had a blast! Hope, if you got your hands on a copy of NO CHANCE, that you're enjoying it.

Will be back tomorrow to post another blog alert.

Now come over to Riding With The Top Down and lets talk villains!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thank You

Hey Everyone, today has been so much fun! The comments here, all your emails and the Facebook messages were wonderful. Thank you for making release day so special for me.

Congratulations to all the contest winners. Prizes will go out to you in the next week or so!

Stay tuned for more CHANCES to win in the coming weeks. Remember SECOND CHANCE releases on March 23 and LAST CHANCE comes out April 27. Release parties coming up for them too!

Skylar and Gabe hold a special place in my heart. After you read NO CHANCE, I hope they'll have one in yours also.

I'll post again tomorrow to give you an update on my blog tour. Remember, there are still CHANCES to win NO CHANCE at each blog!

Hope everyone has a wonderful night. And thanks again for spending the day with me!

6:00 Contest...LAST CHANCE to Win (at least for today

Hey Everyone!

Hope you've enjoyed today's NO CHANCE release party! Since this is the last contest for the day, let's go out with a bang!

Prizes are: Signed copy of NO CHANCE, a $25 Amazon gift card, $25 Bath and Body Works gift card and a $25 Olive Garden Italian Restaurant gift card.

First person who posts all correct answers wins. Previous winners from today's celebration NOT eligible.

Three Questions this time, all pertaining to the new trilogy. All answers are in the excerpts or back cover blurbs.

1) Name the main characters in each book for the new trilogy (two people).

2) What is the beginning location for: NO CHANCE, SECOND CHANCE and LAST CHANCE

3) Who calls Cole and tells him, "We found him." hint: SECOND CHANCE excerpt

Ready. Set. Post!

4:00 Contest Winner

Congrats to Jennifer! She won the 4:00 contest.

Everyone else, come back at 6:00 PM (CST) for one LAST CHANCE. There are prizes to be had. Very nice prizes indeed!

See you then!

4:00 Contest Question

Wow, this day has flown! Hope you've had a good one!

Congrats again to KarmaGirl for winning the 2:00 contest!

Now, lets have some more fun.

Prizes include: Signed copy of NO CHANCE, signed copy of RETURN TO ME, signed copy of RUN TO ME, and a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

First person to post correct answer wins.

Previous celebration day winners are NOT eligible.

Two questions this time. You must get both answers correct to win. hint: both answers are in excerpt

1) What is the name of the waiter who serves Skylar and Gabe their ice cream sundaes?

2) What color are Skylar's eyes?

Ready. Set. Post!

2:00 Winner Announced!

Congratulations to KarmaGirl! She won the 2:00 contest! Yay!

Everyone else, come back at 4:00 PM (CST) for another CHANCE to win!

2:00 Contest!

Hey Everyone, hope you're having a fabulous day!

Welcome back to the release party for NO CHANCE! Ready for another CHANCE to win?

Prizes: Signed copy of NO CHANCE, signed copy of RESCUE ME, signed copy of RUN TO ME and a $25 gift card to Books-A-Million!

First person to post wins.

Previous winners of today's celebration NOT eligible:

Question: What happened to Gabe's brother and father? hint: answer is in the excerpt

Ready. Set. Post!

Congrats to the 12:00 Winner!

Yay! Congrats to Sharon!!

Everyone else, come back at 2:00 PM (CST) for another CHANCE to win!

12:00 NO CHANCE Contest!

Welcome back for the noon contest! Congrats again to Sarah for winning the 10:00 contest!

Okay, let's start ramping up the music and putting even more excitement into our day.

Prizes are:

$25 gift card to Barnes and Noble, a signed copy of NO CHANCE and a signed copy of RUN TO ME.

First person to post wins. Previous winners of today's celebration NOT eligible.

And the question is:

List, in order, the main characters (two per book) from the first trilogy.

Ready. Set. Post!

Congrats to the 10:00 Winner

Congrats to Sarah!!!

Everyone else, come back at 12:00 for another CHANCE. There's more fun to be had!

Prizes for today include books, bookstore gift cards, Amazon gift cards, Bath and Body Works gift card and a mystery gift!

See you at 12:00 PM (CST)!

And Let The Fun Begin!

Welcome to the NO CHANCE release party!

Being the low-key kind of party gal that I am, we'll just take it easy starting out. Then, as we move along in the day, we'll ramp up the music and fun-o-meter!

Remember, if you're not a winner at the 10:00 contest, come back at 12:00 for another CHANCE!

Now, let's get this party started. First person to post here wins a signed copy of NO CHANCE and a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

Question: List the Last Chance Rescue books, this years and last years, in order of their release. Six books total.

Ready. Set. Post!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Hey Everyone.

I thought this day would never arrive! But it did! NO CHANCE release day is finally here!

To celebrate, let's do a little dance, make a little love, get...Wait! Stop! My disco roots are showing!

Okay, let's start over. To celebrate the release of Gabe Maddox's story, we're going to have fun contests, win some cool prizes and just have a good old time.

Contests start at 10:00 AM (CST) and will continue every two hours until 6:00 PM (CST). That's five CHANCES to win! (10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00).

So come back at 10:00 and lets have some fun!

See you soon!

Marvelous Monday Madness

Hey All--

Hope you had a good weekend. Mine was busy but fun. And it looks to be an even busier week! Yay!

Before we get started, I want to say thanks to everyone who's been following me from blog to blog. It's been so wonderful to see familiar names pop up in the comments. And talking with Mary and Anne last week was such a treat!

Today, I'm blogging over at Borders True Romance. Come on over and let's chat about NO CHANCE! There will be giveaways! Here's the link:

Also, the absolutely fabulous Pamela Clare interviewed me for her blog. Come visit! And yes, there will be giveaways!

Know what tomorrow is? You guessed it! NO CHANCE release day! Meaning CONTESTS ALL DAY LONG!!! Join me, beginning at 10:00 am (CST) and we'll start the party with a bang!

Wednesday, I'll be blogging with the awesome authors over at Riding With the Top Down. More prizes!

Thursday, I'll be at Loves Romance and More blogspot. More Prizes!

Friday, I'll be over at The Book Binge. And yes, more prizes!

I'll put up the link each day of the blog.

Also, don't forget that today is Recommend Monday here on this blog! What great books did you read last week that you want everyone to know about?

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and please be sure to come by the blogs and say hi!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Fun at RomCon

Hey All--

Thanks again to those who visited me at Barnes and Noble yesterday and at Phoebe Jordan's Blog Talk Radio last night. What a treat it was to talk on the phone to Mary G. and Oklanannie! And thanks Kara and Alexandra for listening too. So much fun!

Today I'm over at RomCon talking about That Certain Something. Would love to have you come by and say hi. Oh, and I'm giving away some books! Here's the link:

Also, just a reminder that Monday I'll be blogging at Border's True Romance. Also, the wonderful Pamela Clare graciously interviewed me for her blog, so I'll be there Monday too. I'll post both links Monday morning.

And don't forget Tuesday is the NO CHANCE release party! I'll be blogging here all day. Contests. Prizes. Fun. Yay!

And be sure to stop by here on Monday to recommend your good reads!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Chance to Chat

Hey All. Thanks for visiting with me over at Barnes and Noble today. I'll be there all evening, so feel free to drop in anytime.

Tonight, from 7:00 - 8:30 (CST), I'm doing a blog talk radio spot with blog host Phoebe Jordan. You can click on and listen to the interview and there's a number to call if you'd like to chat with me. How cool is that!

Here's the link:

Would love to hear from you if you get the CHANCE!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Two CHANCES to Say Hi!

Hey All--

Hope your week is going well. Mine's been a busy one but lots of fun too. Wanted to let you know that I'm the featured author over at the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bookclub today. Would love to have you drop by and say hi.

And tonight, I'm going to be doing a blog talk radio spot. You can call in and chat with me, if you like! I'll post the link this afternoon!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Recommend Monday!

Hey Everyone!

Did you have a fabulous Valentine's Day? Mine was most excellent. Card, candy, bath products and dinner out. My Sweetheart is such a sweetheart! Hope yours was wonderful too.

So what about some good book recommendations today? Did you read anything last week that you're dying to talk about and tell others to read?

As for me, I'm still writing synopses, planning blogs and doing 1001 things I don't think of as far as promotion is concerned until it's almost too late. I am reading a bit, but they're for the Rita contest, so I can't share them. However, I will say this: A lot of great books came out in 2009!

I'm the featured author over at Romance University today. Kelsey Browning was kind enough to interview me and I'm answering questions all day. So if there's a question you haven't had the CHANCE to ask me, come on over and chat with me there. Books are being given away! Here's the link:

Would love to see you there! Kara has already made a visit. Thanks, Kara!

Happy Monday, all! Now, let's hear about your good reads!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Night Fun

Hey All,

I'm sure you're headed out to a fun night on the town or staying in and snuggling with your honey or a good book. I'll make this fast so you can start your weekend...hopefully with a win!

Prize is a signed copy of NO CHANCE.

U.S. and Canada residents only. Previous NO CHANCE winners not eligible.

What color are Gabe's eyes?

Ready. Set. Post your answer here!

Finally Friday

Happy Friday!

Have you had a good week? It's been a busy one for me and it's getting busier. Yay! And, give or take a few hours, only ten days until NO CHANCE releases. Yay! Yay!

I've got blogs to get ready and still working on synopses, so we'll make this short and sweet. One give away this morning and one give away this evening. Prizes? An early copy of NO CHANCE!

Winner limited to U.S. and Canada.

Question: What is the name of the waiter who serves the hot fudge sundaes to Skylar and Gabe? (in excerpt)

First person to post the correct answer here wins. And if you don't win, come back at 6:00 pm (CST) for another CHANCE!

Ready. Set. Post!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

Hey Everyone, sorry to be running late today. Went to bed too early, woke up around 4:00 and did some work and then went back to bed. Now I'm running two hours behind!

Wasn't Monday fun? Having Pamela Clare spend so much time with us was such a treat! And so nice of her to come back and respond to posts. Don't forget to run out on Tuesday, March 2 and buy NAKED EDGE. And I was thrilled to hear that she's working on a proposal for another I-Team book. Yay for us!

Since I'm running so behind and got some catching up to do, I'm going to make this quick and easy. The first one who comments here with the correct answer to this question wins an early copy of NO CHANCE. And I hate to do this, but the winner must be limited to the U.S. and Canada. I mailed a book last week and it cost twice the amount of the book to mail! So, if you're in the U.S. or Canada, be the first to answer this question:

Finish this quote from RESCUE ME:

"I've been staring at you because..."

She raised an elegant brow. "Because...?"

"You remind me of someone."

A tiny wrinkle developed on her smooth forehead as an odd expression flickered across her beautiful face. "Who?"


What/who did Jordan say Devon reminded him of? Hint: It's in the excerpt!

The first one who answers correctly, wins an signed copy of NO CHANCE. And if you don't win, don't worry. There will be another CHANCE on Friday!

Good luck!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday's Musings

Good Monday All-

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Did your team win yesterday? I was torn. Since I used to live in Indiana, I love the Colts, but since I always root for the underdog and with Drew Brees as the Saints' QB, who used to be the QB at Purdue, which was just five minutes from my house, I wanted to root for them too. Whew! What a conundrum. So, I just decided that either team won.

No great reads to report for me this week. I spent most of my time finishing up page proofs for LAST CHANCE. Wait, I'll report that as a great read! Every time I read LAST CHANCE, I love it a little more. Can't wait for you guys to meet McKenna in NO CHANCE. I hope you like her as much as I do.

After finishing up page proofs, I went back to writing synopses for the new trilogy and spent some time looking into some advertising opportunities for the new trilogy. Be sure to tell your neighbors, friends and fellow romance readers that on February 23, NO CHANCE will be in stores. Would love to sell a zillion that first day. Well, okay, I don't think they're printing a zillion, but a couple of statewide sell-outs would be fun. (:

Enough about me, what about you? First, how much snow did you get? All we had was rain here, which I'm ever so grateful for as opposed to the frozen stuff. And what wonderful reads do you have to recommend for us this week? My TBR list is growing larger, but it can never be too large. Right?

We may have a special guest pop in sometime today. I know she's super busy, so in case she can't come by, I won't say who. However, if she gets the CHANCE, I know you'll be thrilled to hear from her. She's one of our favorites! Hopefully she'll tell us about one of her upcoming releases.

Okay, that's it for me. I'll come back from time to time and see what great books you're recommending. On Wednesday, I'll post again and give you a CHANCE to win an early copy of NO CHANCE.

Until later, stay safe and warm and keep on reading!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hi Everyone-

Looks like it's going to be a cold, wet and snowy weekend. Perfect weather to do two of my most favorite things in the whole wide world. Yep, you got it...write and read!!!

I did hear a rumor of a little football game being played on Sunday, so might have to check that out too. So those are my weekend plans. What about you?

Yesterday, I finished up page proofs for LAST CHANCE and sent them on their way. Every time I read this book, I fall more in love with McKenna and Lucas. And I hope you will too.

Oh, and when I returned home yesterday, I found a box of books! You guessed it. My author copies of NO CHANCE. Yay!!! They're gorgeous and look just like they do on my website. I can't wait for you guys to see them.

I'm in the midst of ordering bookmarks and I've got to tell you, I'm almost as excited about them as I am about my CHANCE covers. They're so pretty!

As I mentioned to you a few weeks ago, I'm going to be doing a round of blogs and interviews around the time that NO CHANCE releases. I'm excited that I'll be blogging at Borders True Romance site on Monday, February 22. So please mark your calendars for that. Next week, I'll post again all the blogs I'll be visiting. Would love to see you at each one!

Our Monday group is growing and I'm thrilled! We've gotten some wonderful recommendations, which is great for readers and for authors. And how fabulous was it that Stephanie Tyler dropped by this week? Did you guys notice that she made the NYT list with Hold on Tight? How terrific is that? And it was well deserved. She is such a talented author.

Okay, I'm off to do some writing. Don't forget to drop by on Monday and tell us about all the fabulous books you read this week. Also, on Wednesday, I'll pop in and give you guys a CHANCE to win an early copy of NO CHANCE!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend. Stay warm and enjoy life to the fullest!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday's Musings

Good Monday All!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, filled with fun and lots of good reads. My weekend was a busy one. I received page proofs for LAST CHANCE Friday morning and immediately jumped into them. For me, reading page proofs is one of the most difficult parts of writing. Well... Actually none of it is easy, but with page proofs, you have to be so careful. After writing the book and then reading it about hundred times, it's so easy to miss something. Every word has to be skimming. You know why? Because it's the LAST CHANCE to change anything! *snort*

So, what did you read last week that you want the world to know about? What great books can you recommend?

We may have a couple of our favorite authors drop by this week, just to say hi, so be sure to stop by frequently to see if they were able to drop in. I know they'll love talking to you as much as I do! (:

Okay, I'm diving back into page proofs since they're due this week. I'll stop in and chat with you throughout the day.

So tell us: What fantabulous book do you want us to read this week?