Monday, October 22, 2012

Spooktacular GiveawayHop #Prizes

Spooky fun!

No tricks, just treats for readers like you! Over 400 bloggers participating!
The rules are simple:

1. Follow this blog, and leave a comment to let me know you've followed. If you're already a follower, leave me a comment to remind me that you've already followed and you're entered!
2. Prizes: Two winners from this blog! First place: $10 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Second place: Beneath the Surface Swag...autographed bookmark, Romance Trading Cards and a notepad. Open to International. Please be sure to leave your email in your comment so I can get in touch with you. this scary time of ghosts, goblins and monsters demanding candy, let's take a break to read a romantic excerpt. And be sure to visit the other Spooktacular Giveaway Hop participants for other fun prizes!

Meet Brooke and Garrett, the hero and heroine from BENEATH THE SURFACE:

            For the first time since the accident, Brooke forgot about her leg. Forgot about all she’d lost and focused on the way Garrett made her feel.
            She knew she needed to stop him. She should find a way to resist the temptation to be with him. But for a few minutes, she could enjoy the taste of him, the feel of him, couldn’t she?
            He dropped his hands to her waist and softened the kiss before trailing a line of kisses down her neck. A weak cry slipped from her mouth. “Garrett,” she whispered.
            She should stop this now before it got any more intense.
            He lifted her chin and forced her to meet his brown eyes, smoky with desire. Heat spiraled to her middle and she caught a whiff of his sawdust scent.
            “I…I can walk you back to your own room before I head to mine.” His voice broke as he whispered.
            She swallowed hard. She couldn’t do this right now with him. Too many obstacles stood in their way. But as she looked in his somber eyes, she realized none of those complications were bigger than her need for Garrett.
            “Let’s go to your room,” she said, her voice shaking. She moved her hands inside his shirt and ran them over his tight abs and chest. Heat soared through her body at the feel of him. “Together…”
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Monday, October 15, 2012

A Police Academy for Writers! Find Out What It's Like for a First Timer

Have you ever heard of the Writers’ Police Academy? It’s a amazing chance for writers to obtain hands-on experience and to learn all sorts of law enforcement techniques.

I’m at The Graveyard Shift blog today talking about a first timer’s experience at the WPA. Hope you’ll stop by to read about my three intensive days of immersion into the first responder world.
Please Click here:  The Graveyard Shift


Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome Decadent Author Erin Pryor #TimeTravel #Romance

Author Erin Pryor
(photo by Ki Mako)
Please welcome author Erin Pryor, whose book PILLARS IN TIME, published by Decadent Publishing, is now available! Great to have you here today, Erin. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’ve been married for 12 years, and am a mother to an eight year old girl and a four year old boy. I’ve been writing for about 3 years now. I started out by writing Fan Fiction, then I went to my first RWA meeting in January of 2010. I got so much out of it, I immediately signed up and have been going ever since.
I have to agree with that! Local RWA meetings are the best!
What inspired you to write a time travel/historical romance?
I always thought “what if” as far as Time Travel is concerned and always wanted to succeed in the world of Romance with a good Time Travel book.
You’re a romance writer, too. Just curious…what’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?
Oh, gosh, being married 12 years there are a lot of “romantic things” I’ve done. But, if I were to choose one thing, it would be the time that my husband and I went to Hawaii for a week. On our last full day there, we rented a Jeep, put the top down, and drove around the entire island (Oahu). We went snorkeling, and stopped by North Shore to watch the surfers. It was a beautiful/romantic day.
Ohh wow. That sounds absolutely gorgeous…and very romantic.
How about your ideal writing day? What might that be like?
Honestly, I can really write anywhere, except for the fact that I don’t wish to write at home. With the kiddos always on my heels, I can’t seem to get a coherent thought onto paper while I have them constantly saying “Mommy” this and “Mommy” that. The most consistent places I’ve gone to write is coffee shops (i.e. Starbucks or Coffee Bean) or the library.
Well, you’re not alone in that! Coffee and writing seem to go together. How about music? Do you ever use music to inspire your writing?
Absolutely. I always listen to music when I write. But, depending on the scene/setting, and the “moment” is how I chose what to listen to. I pick anything between Kutless, Skillett, Lorena McKennitt, and Sarah McLaughlin. So, literally ranging everything from hard to soft. 
Wow, that’s quite a mix of genres. Sounds like music for every mood. Congratulations on this release, Erin. Anything else you’d like everyone to know about you or your book?
I hope people enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it. A fun little fact that the majority of people don’t know about me is I live with BiPolar. Being creative is literally an essential part of me. How I live my life is I chose to let people know of the disease I live with. It is part of me, and who I am, and I don’t apologize for it, I embrace it. I try and be a role model to others living with my disease and showing them through my book, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
That’s a wonderful, and very positive attitude and message, Erin. Good for you! Thanks for stopping by to chat today and best wishes for continued success.
Readers! Win a free eBook (or .pdf copy) by commenting below with the answer to this question: If you could time travel to any period in history, where would you go? One commenter will be chosen on Oct. 3rd.

Thanks for stopping by!

Here’s the blurb for PILLARS IN TIME and check out this beautiful cover, too!
Determination is Cadence Hamilton’s middle name. She sets her sights on a lofty goal in a man’s profession: to be the most sought after architect on the West Coast. When she hears of the chance to draft the renovation of a 14th Century Scottish castle, she jumps at her dream job…never expecting to be whisked away to the century itself.

Nicholas Kincaid, sole heir to Dunmaben castle, is in a horrible predicament: marry or forfeit his lands. But the woman who visits his dreams keeps him from falling into wedded bliss. With the clock ticking, he follows duty to marry to avoid losing his beloved home and will do whatever it takes to ensure the security and safety for all, both in and outside of his walls. Except the woman, who beholds secrets he seeks, becomes his distraction….

Neither Nicholas nor Cadence anticipates the threats close to home, or the lives that will be lost in the process. As their relationship is tested and unknown enemies revealed, will their love conquer all? Even the boundary of time?
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