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let’s talk industry…

In the past several days, I’ve had a lot of authors email me privately about the state of the industry (self-pub and otherwise. Most were pretty new writers and I found myself trying to say all of this to them, so I figured, maybe there are other writers out there who need to hear it too.

So this is not so much about the current scandal but more about the industry in general, particularly for newer writers who are like “wtf is wrong with this industry?” (and honestly, how much time do you have because we can sit … Read More »

Good Morning…

So, I own this shirt:

And I was wearing it the other day when I went outside to…

Wait, WTF was I doing outside?  Rarely happens.  Anyway, must’ve been a compelling reason, like an Amazon box gone astray.  And I saw one of my neighbors while wearing my shirt.

Neighbor: Do you wear that T-shirt around your son?

Me: Yes. He’s having trouble sounding out assassin.

Neighbor: *frowns* Do you think that sends the right message?

Me: It’s fine. It’s not like he knows I have them.

Neighbor: *blinks*

Me: Have a great day!

Zoo: … Read More »

broken toes, bus stops & books

So, this happened:


In other news, my child is now taking THE BUS!  This has saved my life.  The moms on the block threw an intervention at the block party a couple of weeks ago for me. I mean, it wasn’t all that dramatic, more like, ‘why the hell are you driving him to school when the bus will DROP HIM OFF AT YOUR HOUSE?!’

I didn’t know that.  And the bus stop is literally three houses down.  There are several other kindergardeners on the bus, along with a fab monitor named Cathy who everyone in the neighborhood knows. … Read More »

my uncle, the Sopranos, and historical romance….

At first glance, I realize these might seem incongruous, but I assure you, there’s a story there.

So many of you know that my Dad died this past June. He was sick for a long time and I really thought that I’d mourned him through his illness (Parkinson’s took him before it took him, so I felt like he’d been gone for a much longer time than he’d been). A month before my dad, my Aunt Camille died (she was my grandmother’s sister, and the last of her brothers and sisters—the end of an era for sure). And then, just … Read More »

My RT 2014 panel schedule

…as SE Jakes, Stephanie Tyler, Sydney Croft….and sometimes, all of me!  Hope to see many of you in New Orleans 🙂


Wednesday, May 14th

– 1:15 − 2:15 – Panel: LGBTQ: Beyond the Pronouns: Why LGBTQ Romance May Be Your New Favorite Genre

Join some of the genre’s favorite authors to explore the many types of romance that fall under the LGBTQ umbrella—from sexuality (m/m, lesbian, ménage) to gender (trans, queer, questioning) to tropes (Gay For You, coming out, historical concerns)—and how they’re popping up in the most unexpected places.

Moderator: Sarah Frantz (Riptide Publishing, Senior Editor)
Panelist(s): Suzanne … Read More »

Daylight Again release day (a little early)!!!

It’s here early, at least on Amazon and B&N!!! Daylight Again, book 3 in the Hell or High Water series!!! It’s the return of Prophet and Tommy. And Mal. And Cillian. And angst!

You can buy it a the following places:  Riptide  /  Amazon  /  B&N  / ARe DaylightAgain_500x750-1

Before Prophet Drews can have a future, he must first put his past to rest.

Prophet Drews is a man on the edge, and he’s pulling Tom Boudreaux, his partner on the job and in real life, right over with him. When his old CO calls in a favor, Prophet … Read More »

Dirty Deeds release day (plus giveaway info!)!!!

Dirty Deeds releases everywhere today!!!

Purchase Links:

Riptide    /   Amazon   /   B&N   /  ARe

DIRTY DEEDS:  Dirty Deeds Book 1


Two seasoned operatives finally meet their match: each other.

Cillian works for the mysterious Special Branch 20: an organization that runs black ops commissioned by the British government. His specialty is deep undercover assignments with virtually no support. He’s been alone for so long that he no longer knows anything else.

Mal’s also used to being alone. Wanted in several states and even more countries, he’s not allowed in the vicinity of any of his former Navy SEAL teammates. And … Read More »

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GoodReads MM Romance Nominee!!!

So, I got an email about the Goodreads MM Romance 2013 Member Choice Award Nominations & went to check it out.  Best_Book_of_Year.N

You guys…you’re seriously awesome. I still can’t believe all the nominations. 4 of my books were nominated in 17 categories (& in one category, all 4 books were nominated!) I can’t tell you how much this means to me. It doesn’t matter what happens from here–this is my first year nominated for anything. 

(which doesn’t mean, of course, that I’m not up for bribing you all once the polls open – I can be easily bought for a short…say, … Read More »

Newsletter winners for November

If you’re signed up for my newsletter, you’re automatically entered in the monthly giveaway! (& if you’re not, what are you waiting for?!)

The following four readers were picked randomly (& I’m not giving last names here, so I will contact you via email so I don’t have to put up any info you don’t want made public) – so check your spam filters because the emails will be going out shortly! *

Sharon U.

Marlena J.

Marti K.

Lori M.

And now for the easiest part of all – the monthly contest!  All you have to do to … Read More »