Writing hours in March 2014

Wow, what a month! I recently moved into a new (bigger) apartment. Even though it’s in the same house where I lived before, it’s insane how much work was involved, so I again didn’t get as much writing done as I would have liked. When I thought a full-time writer would write full time, I must have been delusional Still, I can’t complain too much. After all, I published a new novel, Cabernet und Liebe, (the German translation of Something in the Wine), wrote a new short story (which will be published in an anthology edited by Andi Marquette and …

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Rainbow Awards 2013

The finalist for this year’s Rainbow Awards have just been announced over on Elisa’s blog, and I’m proud to say that my contemporary romance novel Something in the Wine is one of the finalists. There are several other great books on the list. I haven’t read all of them yet, but many of them are on my to-be-read-soon list. Here’s the full list of finalists. The finalists in the lesbian contemporary romance category are: Crossroads by Radclyffe Broken Star by Joan Lee More than Friends by Erin Dutton Ladyfish by Andrea Bramhall Sea Glass Inn by Karis Walsh Right Out …

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Writing hours in April

April is over already, and once again, it was a busy month for me. I spent most of last week at an editing seminar, which is part of my endeavor to earn a certificate in editing. We wrapped up editing Lois Cloarec Hart’s Walking the Labyrinth in April. I look forward to seeing this wonderful novel published in June. I had a new novel out in April (the second, expanded edition of Backwards to Oregon), one new anthology (Beyond the Trail), and a short story (Seduction for Beginners, a short sequel to Something in the Wine). I also did a …

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GCLS Award Finalists 2013

I’m excited to announce that my novel Something in the Wine has been named a finalist for a “Goldie” (Golden Crown Literary Society) award in the category traditional romance. Congratulations to all the other finalists! Visit the GCLS’s website to take a look at the complete list of finalists.

Free short story for Valentine’s Day

Dear readers, Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to lovers, but it isn’t just a day for couples and romance. Love is worth celebrating in every form. For many people, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show affection and to say thank you to the important people in their lives. I want to take this opportunity to spread the love and say thank you to my readers by giving away my newest short story, Seduction for Beginners, on Valentine’s Day. The story is available for free from now on until the end of February 14. Seduction for Beginners is a …

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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I’ve been tagged by fellow author Q. Kelly for the 22nd week of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. The idea is to hop from blog to blog to discover exciting books we might not have heard about or that are still works in progress. Each author will answer the same ten questions, then list authors who will answer the questions on their blogs next Wednesday. So let’s get started… What is the working title of your book? My book’s title is Something in the Wine. Since the novel has already been published, it’s not a working title. By the …

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Something in the Wine available in print!

My newest novel, Something in the Wine, is now available in print. As much as I love the convenience of e-books, for me as an author it’s always special to hold the printed book in my hands. And since Something in the Wine is the first novel I publish with Ylva Publishing, it’s even more special. You can order the print version at Amazon.com. It will soon also be available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.co.uk, Adlibris, The Book Depository, the Espresso Book Machine, and many other retailers.

My new novel is out!

I’m happy to announce that my new book, Something in the Wine, has just been released. It’s a traditional romance and the first novel-length book I’m publishing with Ylva Publishing, a publisher of women’s fiction who specializes in German and English lesbian fiction. It’s available as a DRM-free e-book from Amazon and Smashwords and will be released as a paperback in December. Here’s the backcover description: All her life, Annie Prideaux has suffered through her brother’s constant practical jokes only he thinks are funny. But Jake’s last joke is one too many, she decides when he sets her up on …

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New beginnings

I had hoped to make the announcement that I am embarking on a new adventure with a lighter heart. Unfortunately, a lot has happened in the last few weeks. Six months ago, Roxanne Jones, CEO of L-Book ePublisher, and I planned on making this announcement together. But sadly, Roxanne passed away on September 26. As of October 2012, I will no longer be publishing with L-Book. My older novels will still be available from L-Book for now, but my new books, starting with Manhattan Moon (available now) and Something in the Wine (in November), will be published with Ylva Publishing, a German …

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