Falling Over Fall…
For some reason Fall always seems to be my busiest season as a writer. I’ve (hopefully) been revitalized by time off during the summer, my grandchildren are back in school so Grandma’s day trips are finished, and…for whatever reason…I usually have multiple book releases every Fall. This year is no exception.
Promotional efforts will be out in full force although I’ve made myself a promise to not over-glut my social media with “buy me” messages. Rather, I’m going to concentrate on myself as a writer and work on getting to know those who read my books and those who’ve not yet taken the plunge!
As far as the season itself goes….it’s probably my favorite. Not too hot, not too cold. Sweater weather in the day, blankets-on-the-bed at night. And, best yet, fewer distractions to take me away from writing.
On October 7th, my latest vintage historical novella will come out from The Wild Rose Press. Set in the mid-60’s, Bewitched is the story of an over-worked, overly-responsible day care owner and her handsome neighbor, a kid-aphobic advertising exec.
I will be doing a two-week blog tour through Goddess Fish Promotions beginning Monday, October 3rd to celebrate this Halloween-themed release.
Then, twelve days later, on October 19th, Eye of the Pharaoh, is releasing from Soul Mate Publishing. An Egyptian-themed time travel with paranormal elements, this book is one of my personal favorites. I have a hunky, modern-day Indiana Jones type hero and a heroine who lives by the quotes on motivational posters. I’ve thrown them together for an adventure of a lifetime.
I’ll be doing a second two-week blog tour through Goddess Fish Promotions beginning Monday, October 24th. There will be lots of opportunities to win some great prizes. I’m also excited to say that on release day I’ll be stopping by USA Today’s HEA column and sharing some household tips. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at housework from a reader/writer’s point of view.
Like to Listen While you Drive? Available Now:
My Beyond Fairy Tales novella from Decadent Publishing, Do You Want Me, is a post-Gulf war romance based on the Grimm Fairy Tale, The Devil’s Sooty Brother. Written entirely from the hero’s point-of-view (even the devilishly decadent love scenes), it’s sure to steam up your windows while you drive (or park). You can find a sample HERE.
Also available in audio, my 2015 International Digital Award winning erotic novella, The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker, from Decadent Publishing. A sample can be found by clicking on Mrs. Pennybaker’s cover on the “Books” tab above.
And, finally, my Roaring Twenties ménage à trois, The Muse, will tickle your funny bone AND heighten all your other senses! Check the “Books” tab as well for a link to the audio sample and purchase links.
New Contracts/Pending Releases:
Also this Fall: My first release for The Wild Rose Press‘ Scarlet line. Kilty Pleasures, will be part of their Men Who Wear Kilts series. No firm release date set as yet, but I’ll keep you posted.
January, 2017: My vintage historical (1967), Paging Dr. Cupid, from The Wild Rose Press, is a follow-up to my Candy Heart’s Romance, Only Yours.
Contracts: I’ve signed two new contracts with The Wild Rose Press for upcoming novellas. The first is going to be part of their new “Stranded” series. Waking Up in Oz is going to be a re-telling of The Wizard of Oz. Set in the mid-1970’s, it will be part of their Vintage historical line.
The second contract is a holiday-themed novella, Her Secret Santa’s Surprise, and will feature characters from my Halloween book, Bewitched.