My blog tour with Bewitching Book Tours starts on June 23rd, and over a dozen New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors have joined in to offer fantastic prizes for each blog stop. Take a look below at what you can win!
Prizes for June 2014 Blog Tour
$25 Amazon Card
E-copy of Dare to Love by Carly Phillips
$15.00 Target gift card
E-copy of The Memory Child by Steena Holmes
Paris bath set from Bath and Body Works by Lisa Renee Jones
Winner’s choice of ebook from Mari Carr’s backlist
Prize pack of all of Violet Duke’s books (Nice Girl trilogy, Nice Guy spin-off, and Love, Chocolate and Beer)
$15 Amazon Gift Card and Hands on with the CEO by Cathryn Fox
$25 Amazon Card and e-copy of Crazy Love by Melanie Shawn
$15 gift card by Rachel Van Dyken
10 copies of Entice by Rachel Van Dyken
E-books and gift card from Elena Aitken
2 signed ARCs of Linger which releases in September by Lauren Hawkeye
2 signed copies of Surrender to Temptation by Lauren Hawkeye
3 ebooks from C.J. Carmichael’s Fox & Fisher Detective Agency trilogy
Original print by a Charleston, SC artist
2 ebooks by Kaira Rouda
Moonpie General Store Moonpies and Candle
E-copy of Cria by Suzanne Rock
Nina Lane’s trilogy and $10 Amazon card.
Nina Lane’s trilogy and $10 Amazon card
Print copy of Forever Wicked by Shayla Black
$10 iTunes Gift Card by Cari Quinn and a signed print copy of Seduced (US Only)
Ebook copy of Seduced by Cari Quinn for international winner
Ebooks from Malia Mallory
$10 Amazon gift certificate and an ebook copy of The Marriage Diaries by Erika Wilde
The cover was just created for my newest novel, Connecting Strangers, and rather than do a cover reveal for it, I thought I'd have one of my readers put it together. The link is below. All you have to do is solve the puzzle and send me proof that you have the cover. You can send proof by either snapping a picture of my cover or taking a screen shot of the completed puzzle. The choice is yours. Just send the e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The game starts now and will end when at least ten people have responded. Out of those ten people, I'll draw a name, and that person will win a gift card! Ready? Set? Go!
Solve the puzzle now!
I've been writing romantic suspense since 2006, but recently I've been focusing more on straight suspense with some romantic elements thrown in. Now here's the weird reason. My brain keeps coming up with killers even creepier than the last one I wrote, and I find it necessary to partly tell the story from the killer's point of view so readers can see how really unstable he is. Sooooo...should it worry me that my mind conjures lethal, maniacal killers?
While all of my books, mostly, have a happy ending, I spend a lot of time making that killer into someone no one would want to meet in a dark alley. I know their pathological process, what sets them on edge, and what triggers their need to kill on a minute by minute basis. And I enjoy writing from their points of view.
When I wrote my first killer in Burning Reflections, which was published by Samhain Publishing in 2007, I thought I'd never write another unhinged character quite like that one. Oh, how wrong I was.
So if you're reading one of my suspense books, don't be surprised if you find yourself asking what was I thinking. As you can see, I wonder that myself.
I write every day. No matter what. I started this goal three years ago, and I've stuck to it, through good times and bad. It's required a lot of determination...like this past Sunday night when I was admitted to the hospital.
The admission happened so fast. I didn't have my laptop with me, and my phone wasn't charged enough for me to use my notepad. I had to save the battery for phone calls. So as I waited for a room, I began to look through my purse for scrap pieces of paper. I found two, but I knew that wouldn't be enough.
We have some pretty terrific hospitals in Charleston staffed with fabulous nurses. So when I was finally ensconced in my room for the night, I took a chance and asked the nurse if she had a legal pad I could use. This was closing in on one in the morning. I figured she thought I was going to write out a will or something so I quickly told her I was a writer and that I had to write each night. She didn't have a pad, but she offered some computer paper. Voila! All I needed.
I managed two full handwritten pages in between tests and attempting to sleep which is kind of like trying to take a nap in the middle of mortar fire. I'm not sure what I wrote is any good because I haven't had the courage to read it yet, but it doesn't matter. I put words on paper. Goal achieved. Insert virtual pat on the back here.
My thoughts, experiences, challenges, and goals. Right here. At least once a week or so. Oh, and opinions, too. Those will definitely come in. Join me!