Monday, September 30, 2013


HERE IT IS! The one you were waiting for...

ALRIGHTY, FOLKS! Let's get to smacking down!  First round begins TODAY!

In this corner, fighting in the category "Smart Ass and Enigmatic":
Nicholas Cooper (Cocktails & Dreams)

This 27 year old med student at UC Davis is a wild card. Calm, cool, and collected most of the time, but you never know what might set him off--he's a fighter! He left a job as an EMT to return to med school, is fiercely loyal to his friends, and passionate about the woman he loves. Can you ask for anything more? Nick is repped by Just Booked--visit them to enter to win an e-book, then go to Love Between the Sheets to vote! 

In this corner, fighting in the category "Swoony and Sensitive":
Matt Clarke (The Art of Appreciation--coming soon!)

Matt's a grown-ass man; he's 38, a successful sculptor and passionate surfer. He's laid-back, confident, and strong. He's self-protective, though...a loss in his past has made him wary of commitment; his Fortress of Solitude remains inviolate...until someone starts breaking down those walls we all build around our hearts as we get older.What does it take to bring Superman low? You'll have to go to All Romance Reviews to find out and enter to win an e-book! Then go to Love Between the Sheets to vote!

What's in it for you?
-A chance to win e-books every time you vote
-one Grand Prize: a $200 Amazon gift card
-bragging rights when your boy wins!
 It's a win/win situation!  

  My boys need your votes! They're lovers AND fighters, though, and don't mind being underdogs :) First round voting: 9/30-10/2




Friday, September 27, 2013

...BlogFest 2013?

It's that time of year again!

A Journey Of Books is once again hosting BlogFest. There isn't a better time to explore new blogs than this one, because it comes with lots of potential goodies attached--YAY! Each of the hundreds of blogs participating has an awesome prize on offer: will you win a book? Jewelery? Gift cards, or bookmarks, or note pads, or... well, the sky's the limit on this swag! 

I'm a writer of romantic, smoochy books, an unrepentant geek, and a thoroughly nice fellow. 

This year, I'm offering two raffles: first, a digital copy of my book, Cocktails & Dreams.

 It's a story of a guy, a girl, a wild night, and a question: Does a modern romance stand a chance when it started somewhere in the middle?

My next book, The Art of Appreciation, won't be out until December, but I'm so excited that I want to raffle something for it, too!

When her two-year relationship fizzles out, Abby DeSmet is done with love. She takes advantage of her vacation to escape to Santa Cruz California with her best friend. They're determined to do new things, eat new foods, meet new people, do new people... And then she meets Matt. Sculptor, surfer, and fellow veteran of the Relationship Wars, he's easy, breezy, and not looking for forever. And maybe that's okay, because twentysomething Jason is ready for anything. Throw in bikers, models, and fortune tellers, and there's no telling what might happen!

I love this story so much that I can't wait to share it! Until then, I can share a necklace: silver seashell, anyone?
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Now, take a look at a few other of the great blogs in BlogFest2013!
Felicia Rogers
Dianne Hartsock
Gemma Parkes Living and Loving
Diva's Bookcase
Bibliophilia, Please

Thursday, September 19, 2013


So, you know how you heard from EVERYONE that women are the fairer, shyer sex?
*photo courtesy of Lacetoleather*

And wasn't it a total SHOCK when "that nasty book" became a HUGE hit?
Never actually read it, but I'm assuming :)

Or maybe you heard about how women are gentle and loving, and think it's what's inside that counts?
He's so sweet! And good with the kids!

PFFFT! As if!

For your delight and edumacation, two lovely ladies of Omnific, Jennifer DeLucy and Lisa Sanchez, have dreamed up the blog challenge of the season: THE MEN OF OMNIFIC BOOK BOYFRIEND SMACKDOWN!  With the generous help of Love Between the Sheets, IT IS ON.

Imma tell y'all how this is gonna work:  

Starting September 30, each Man of Omnific who was signed up by their author will be sponsored by a different blog. Each Man will complete at the beginning in his own 'weight class' (Do you like your men Alpha and Protective? Smart-assed and Enigmatic? Broody and Broken? Swoony and Sensitive?). The man with the most votes in his class will move on up, until there is one man standing on October 14 :


Participants will be eligible to win e-books from each blog, and there's a gigantic Omnific Swag Pack, including a $200 Amazon gift card, just waiting for the ultimate fan. Can it get better?

I'll be fielding two contenders: Nicholas Cooper, from Cocktails & Dreams:  
Isn't he pretty? He's Smart-assed and enigmatic, too ;)

And Matt Clarke, from my upcoming book, The Art of Appreciation:
Swoony, yes? Smart and funny, too!
 These are my boys! Real smart, pretty funny, a little moody (well, Nicholas is), and ready to take on all competition. Look out, Lance Cummings (All American Girl-Justine Dell) and Grant Madsen (The CONduct series-Jennifer Lane)--WE'RE COMING FOR YOU FIRST!