Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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ISBN: 978-1-60928-117-5
Length: Novel
Price: 5.50
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
Cover art by Kanaxa

To hold onto his love, he must release his beast.

Halle Shifters, Book 1

Once a Bear sets his mind on a mission, it’s best to stay out of his way. Alexander “Bunny” Bunsun is that Bear. Something’s not right with his cousin Chloe, and he’s come to Halle, PA, to sort it out, turn his Harley around and head home to Oregon. Until an enticing scent lures him into the local tattoo shop.

There she is. An inked, Southern-drawled she-Wolf with lime-green hair. His perfect mate.

Tabitha Garwood’s rotten day just got worse. Her Outcast status makes her a target for harassment with alarming regularity. And now, in the middle of a root touch-up, looking like a half-melted Skittle, she’s met her destined mate. The only upside? She finally has a protector in the form of a huge, tattooed, shaved-head Bear who vibrates with carefully restrained power.

When Chloe is left for dead and Tabby is threatened, only Alex can keep his growing family safe. Giving Tabby the loving home she needs, though, could come at a price—Alex must give up the control he’s worked a lifetime to attain.

Which means someone could die at the hands—and claws—of his beast.

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, graphic language, a hunky Bear named Bunny and… Yes. I said a Bear named Bunny. I don’t know about you but I’m not brave enough to make fun of it.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Did you think all that lovely Vicodin would make me forget my promise to announce the winner of the Bear Necessities giveaway today?

Well, guess again! The winner of the giveaway is:


The winner has already been contacted. Congratulations, Mary!

P.S.: I will be at the Samhain Cafe tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. giving away another copy, so you have one more chance to win before the book comes out tomorrow!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nip and Tuck

So today's the day of the surgery. I'm just about to head over to the hospital for the initial sign in and mountain of paperwork. I'll be incommunicado except for emergencies until Monday. If I'm still down for the count, I'll badger Dusty into posting and emailing the winner of the contest. Bear Necessities comes out Tuesday; I should be able to sit at my desk long enough to update the buy links on my website, but it might take me the whole day, so please be patient.

Sandie, I'm going to mail you the excerpts on Monday, if I don't have Dusty help me sooner. (If I can't make the Samhain Cafe chat, Sandie, one of the mods, generously offered to post stuff for me.)

All right; I'm off! Have a great weekend, everyone, and I'll talk to you next week!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


So. How many reruns of Most Evil and Cold Blood can a woman watch before she snaps? (Wait! Isn't there a show called Snapped?)

This is the most writing I've done all week, and already I'm going to have to move away from my precious laptop thanks to a sore tummy. *sniffle* Surgery is next Thursday, and I won't be on at ALL for a week or two after that, so this might be the next to last update for a while.

On a lighter note, my kids woke me up this morning playing bullfighter in the living room. There's nothing quite like hearing "TORO! TORO HIYA!" followed by the sound of a thousand elephants stampeding across the carpet, accompanied by giggles. How one tiny six year old can make so much noise when he runs I'll never understand.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just A Few Things

First off, I went to the doctor this morning and my surgery has been scheduled for July 22nd. That means I won't be doing the Bunny chat at the Samhain Cafe, but I might see if I can get someone else to do it for me.

Second, it appears that, while I was at the surgeon's, someone in China (CHINA!) got bored and hacked my email account. I've changed my password and it should be safe now, but if anyone gets a funny email from me let me know right away so I can take steps. If worse comes to worst I have an alternate email address I can set up instead of the one I'm using now, but it's a last resort kind of thing that I'd rather not do. I like the way my current email account is set up and it would take me a while to move all of my saved emails to the new account.

Third, we seem to be in the middle of a ginormous heat wave in my area, which means the kids are stuck in the house. Since I'm not allowed to run away screaming (thank you, hernia; thank you so much), and I don't have the escape of writing... something tells me my Ben and Dave book might wind up more like Belle and Rick's than I'd originally intended. The longer the kids are cooped up with me and Dusty, the meaner Dave sounds in my head.

Right now, he's planning on forcing Ben onto the Small World ride. It's not pretty. Before you know it he'll be dragging him out to buy a tiara and they'll be a vicious mauling right outside Pirates of the Caribbean.

Anyway, that's my current heads' up. I'll post again next week, sooner if something happens. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Win An Electronic Copy of Bear Necessities!

Who wants to win a copy of Bear Necessities? You know the drill: go to the Contact Me page of my website and enter your name (or the handle you wish me to announce your prize by),email address and the electronic format of your choice. The winner will receive an email containing their ebook the day before it comes out!

The winner will be announced July 26th!

Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford