I’m positively bursting with excitement to announce my newest release, Gasp! In audiobook, narrated by the amazing Gomez Pugh. [Read more…]
It’s RELEASE DAY!
My friend Ana Zabo and I both have releases today from Berkley InterMix. You have your choice of Sexy Suits or Cowboys, but I say why not pick up both! Mmmm. Sexy suits… Gonna have a hard time keeping my mind on work today!!!
Justin White may not look like an up and coming corporate superstar, but his new boss knows he has the smarts, grit, and determination to succeed. Now he just has to convince his company’s CFO, Eli Ovadia. Unfortunately, Justin can’t seem to keep his cool around the domineering Eli—and soon he finds himself taking their heat from the boardroom into the bedroom….
Still haunted by a tragic accident that left him with a wounded leg and broken heart, Eli has a need to be in control. But his desire for Justin makes him want to lose that control—and push them both far beyond their limits. But will his need to dominate Justin drive him away—or will Eli find a way to be the man he needs for both of them?
Find it at these fine retailers!
for ANNA’S Website go here: http://annazabo.com/books/just-business/
My Cowboy Promises
A real man needs a real love…
To become the man he’s meant to be, one cowboy will have to be the man he never wanted anyone to know he was…
Ryder Dent is a true-blue cowboy. A devoted son, husband and father, but one who is living a costly lie. When they were both young, Ryder and his closest female friend Andi thought they’d found the perfect solution to both their problems—she was single and pregnant, and he was secretly gay—so they got married and raised Jonas together.
When Ryder gets hurt at a party, his son’s new pediatrician comes to the rescue. The connection between Ryder and Dr. Declan Winters is sudden, powerful, and undeniable. Ryder loves Andi and the family they’ve created together—but they both need more. Can they pursue their hearts’ desire without destroying the life they’ve built and losing the son they love?
You can My Cowboy Promises at
Cover art is an ongoing drama for writers. Sometimes we love it. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we have input and sometimes we’re only allowed to give a vague general idea. I can’t really blame the artists who work on my books for anything. I’m notorious for being extremely poor at filling out cover art request forms. If I’m not quite as happy as I could be, it’s entirely up to me to make appropriate suggestions, but as an artist, I’d make a really great doorstop. I have no artistic talent, in terms of images, whatsoever.
This is probably true of a lot of authors. I’m a word person. When I listen to music, words are what I remember. When I take a test, I need my question to be put into words, often I don’t make the appropriate associations if the question involves a picture. For example, if you were to ask me, “branch is to leaves as hand is to ?” I would answer “Fingers.” But if you were to show me a picture of a branch and some leaves, I would spend all my time figuring out what you are trying to ask. Is the question about colors? Brown and green? Or is it about size? Or photosynthesis? These things are difficult for me. Recently I took a personality test that consisted of a series of pictures, and I couldn’t answer ONE.
Which means, I guess, that without words, I don’t actually have a personality.
At any rate, I’m shit at filling out cover art sheets. But I think the folks at Samhain absolutely nailed it when they redid the cover of Crossing Borders.
Red hair, check
Blue eyes, OMG check.
Insouciance. Innocence. Mischief. Check, check, check.
Bravo, Samhain! Available for pre-order at All Romance Ebooks!
NOTE: This is Vigil, the second book of The Hours books, rebranded. If you’ve already read this and don’t need matching covers, much better flow, and a lot fewer dialogue tags, then you don’t need to buy this. This is the same basic book as Vigil.
If you haven’t read this, it’s an essential part of my vampire trilogy! I invite you now to step into my paranormal world…
He’ll give up everything for his immortal lover…except his humanity.
Deep, Book 2
Leave a note and slip away to Paris alone, Adin thought. It’ll prove to his vampire lover he doesn’t need 24/7 supervision, Adin thought. Instead, Adin lands in a surreal situation that isn’t going to endear him to Donte. At. All.
As he awaits an old foe, Ned Harwiche III, for a prearranged meeting, Adin is head butted, tossed into the back of a car…then gets the chance to acquire an artifact Harwiche had been bidding on.
Adin jumps at it, if only as payback for all the dirty tricks Harwiche has pulled over the years. To his horror, the “artifact” turns out to be an adolescent boy named Bran.
Sickened, Adin vows to help the boy out, but like Donte—like a lot of the world Adin never knew existed—Bran isn’t at all what he seems to be.
While Donte and Adin negotiate the meaning of the word “forever”, Bran is running out of time. Especially when tragedy and betrayal pit Adin’s long-cherished beliefs against Donte’s love.
This book has been previously published.
Did I mention I have a new book coming out in the My Cowboy Series in June? I’ve been rotating the new cover with all the others in my little widget, but I’m not sure I actually did a “cover reveal”. I have adored the cowboy themed covers Berkley has done for my books, and this is no exception. The colors are all so pretty, and of course, I love the cowboy themed silhouettes they use to tie the books together.
They capture the wide open sky and the beautiful ranch country sunrises and sunsets so well.
I believe I got the idea for this series when I was in New Mexico for GRL. I adored Albuquerque and Santa Fe. I’d been there before, but something about it really spoke to me, maybe because I was there with so many good friends…
I understood for the first time why New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment.
This new book, My Cowboy Promises, has moved to a fictional Texas town called Bitterroot. Lucho and Tripp from My Cowboy Homecoming–who we know got a seasonal job on a big spread in Texas–even make a brief cameo appearance!
Look for My Cowboy Promises to release on June 16th. You can pre-order at Amazon, Here.
I’m sure everyone has realized this by now, but the holidays last longer at my house. My twins were born on January first, and my daughter was born on the fifth… So we start celebrating with everyone else around the end of October and party hearty until at least Epiphany, and then there’s the clean up. I’m legitimately brainless until around well… at least the seventh. Which is today.
But I have winners to announce, and I have prizes to award, and I have new things to talk about!
First. The Cowboys of Christmas Winner is waxapplelover! I have your email address, and I’m sending your Amazon gift card right now!
Next are the winners of the Progressive Dinner. Of course we’re all winners because we got all those awesome recipes. But for the three people who win their choice of $35.00 gift cards to either Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks, (cross your fingers) here they are:
3. Jen CW
The winner of the Grime Doesn’t Pay autographed print copy, direct from me to one lucky reader? Is: Saruby
Now that the winners are out of the way, I have NEWS!
First and foremost, we’re changing the format of the blog just a bit. In the past, we’ve offered one commenter a $5.00 Amazon gift card each week, but that only covered the Sunday Brunch blog. The problem with this is I’m a scatterbrain, and my assistant William could get confused PLUS only Sunday Brunch commenters had the chance to win. So from now on, we’ll award ONE lucky commenter a month a $20.00 Amazon gift certificate. This means we’ll be taking every comment I get on every bog post, and at the end of the month I’ll choose ONE winner. So comment away, each and every comment you leave from now on has an an opportunity to win!
My agent and I had a long talk about those books last year and it turns out, she had a new vision for them. I took a leap of faith and agreed to change the titles and place them with Samhain Publishing and a new editor, Tera Cuskaden.
As much as I loved the titles, as much as everyone enjoyed the books, I was a rank beginner when I wrote those. They needed a serious “re-vamp” if you will. (There’s no fine here for really bad puns, is there?)
We’ve retitled the books: they’re now The Deep Series and the first book, Deep Desire, is coming out ON FEBRUARY THIRD!!! Following that will be Deep Deception (the Vigil re-release) in May, and at the end of the year, the-long awaited final book in the series, Deep Deliverance (originally titled Matins) will be out in December.
And YES. Deep Desire is the same book you knew as Notturno, but it has been re-edited. For those of you who loved it, who own it, who read it and still re-read it, it’s the same story, so you don’t need to purchase it again. For those who haven’t had a chance to read this series yet, this will be the perfect time to try it. It’s a ZAM book all the way, even though it ventures into paranormal territory. If you love hot men, paranormal hostage situations, humor, and happily-ever-after this is the book for you! Deep Desire is available for pre-order at Samhain, here:
So what do you say we get this month’s comments started! Is anyone excited about the new year, the new books, and the new contests?
You know I love hearing from you. Give me a shout out! Whatcha doing out there?