Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Book Pushalooza!

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Welcome to the FIRST EVER BookPushalooza!

July 26th ONLY

9 Books, only .99.

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That’s not all! Purchase all NINE (9) books and get an additional 5 entries!

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Overview of Dark Isle

When evil begets evil, a choice is forced on Quinn, the one person who can see the danger. Does she save the ones she loves, or does she save the world from Chaos?

As the realms of Fae and human collide, Quinn's future has never looked so grim, or so damn impossible.

Genre- Urban Fantasy
Overview of Enemy in Blue

 The streets aren't safe when your enemy wears a blue uniform and a gold badge.
What if the good guys weren't good?
What if a cop went rogue and killed an innocent man?
What if it was all caught on video and the cop would do anything to cover it up?
Chase this lawless cop through the streets and to a scintillating series of showdowns with Cruz Marquez, a young attorney trying to nail down his enemy in blue.
Will justice be served?
Genre- Thriller



Overview of Land of the Noonday Sun

When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.

A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes though when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves?
Genre- Contemporary Romance


Overview of This Time Forever

Delaney Brannigan and Blake Morrisson met at the Cedar Cove annual costume dance, known only to each other as the leopard and the cowboy--but, as Delaney soon discovers, the cowboy she'd thought had ridden off into the sunset never to tempt her again, is none other than the man she came from New York to find and discredit. Against her will, Delaney is drawn deeper and deeper into an overwhelming attraction to Blake--an attraction she can't give in to if she wants to keep the one thing she values more than anything else.
Genre- Contemporary Romance


Overview of Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula

Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre physical changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced.

Lives are put at risk when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous, action-packed adventure. Soon they are forced to confront a maniacal villain willing to do anything - including murder - to reach his own ambitious goals.

Genre- YA/MG Superhero

Overview of Gray Justice

Gray Justice is the fast-paced debut thriller from Alan McDermott. When a killer walks free from court, the victim's father sees just two options: accept the judge's decision; or take on the entire British justice system. Tom Gray chooses the latter and his crusade attracts instant worldwide media coverage. It was just what Tom was hoping for, but it brought him a lot more than he bargained for.

Gray Justice is much more than a simple tale of revenge: it's a rollercoaster ride with an ending you'll never forget!
Genre- Thriller

Overview of Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00

"Their lives are in the hands of two 18-year-olds..."
A Prominent P.I. is gunned down - killed by a sniper - and it’s broadcasted on live TV.
Now, her daughter, along with her childhood pal, are thrust into a complex and riveting thriller forced to take on a secret club whose members call themselves The Privileged Ones.
Murder. Teen abductions and illegal underground parties.
They’re chased by men in ski-masks, nearly gunned down by members of a cartel, and the only way to bring down this criminal enterprise; is to crash a Mardi Gras bash and stop their private cruise ship from sailing off into the sunset.

 

Overview of Allegiance

Who do YOU pledge allegiance to?

After exposing one of the most notorious rings of police corruption in history, lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border. That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife.


Will Cruz pledge allegiance to do right, or will he do anything to serve up revenge?

Genre- Thriller


Overview of Curbchek Reload

Curbchek-Reload is a dark account of the streets as they were worked by Zach Fortier, a dangerously deranged cop. Welcome back to the inner city and the twisted mentality of Zach Fortier. Patrolling the streets, broken and mentally damaged from years of urban violence, Zach fights a losing battle to maintain a hold on reality. Join him in the passenger seat of a police cruiser for more of the darker and meaner side of life: The inner city. In Curbchek-Reload you get a front row seat to an attempted murder of a cop, suicide attempts, rapes, and DARK cop humor. Curbchek-Reload - Fasten your bullet proof vest and buckle your seatbelt, it is gonna be a wild ride!

Genre- Police Procedural 


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

My new cover is finally ready!!

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This cover is something we’ve been working on lately.  My friend Carolyn McCray (best darn promoter in the business) and cover artist Steven Novak (best darn cover artist in the business and me (best darn author….opps - almost got carried away) J Well we’ve produced this exciting cover for my new book that I had been calling “You Shot Me”. As you can see, it’s been changed to “Roll the Dice!” Fits the image so much better, don’t you think? (Okay, I have to be honest. It was Carolyn’s idea and I grabbed it.) I’m just not too good at titles…



…ya think? (She’s me, He’s her, We’re One) I seem to have a fixed attraction for pronouns!!



This book, one I never in my wildest imagination thought I’d write, has been a real learning curve. A story so full of intrigue and fast-paced conflict that I didn’t know I had it in me. Guess I did! J  Had a blast writing the story and can’t wait until the final edits are done so it can be released. I’m aiming for the beginning of September. But you know that ole cliché …best laid plans of mice don’t always get the cheese or some such nonsense. Never was much good at those old sayings!!



Thought I’d start up a little fun on the blog and over the next while and do some character exposes on the heroine Aurora Morelli and hero Kai Lawson. And if I get carried away, I might continue on to the secondary characters also. I think I know them pretty well, but sometimes even an author can get surprised when she takes stuff out of her head and lays it all out on paper.



So check back periodically. I’ll keep you up to date on the various steps I take to try and get this book to the best-seller list on Amazon.



Gotta dream BIG!!!


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Friday, July 20, 2012

National Convention time – less than a week!



Less than a week!? I can't believe the time has sped by so fast. When I booked my ticket, there were months to wait. Now it's here—the season when romance writers everywhere are planning what they have to pack because the Romance Writers of America'snational convention is only days away. Excitement will bloom this year in Anaheim. And no one will be more excited than little ole me.



Washington, D.C. 2009– my first convention. I'll never forget how excited I felt. The feverish work I did detailing my pitch, the mind-boggling wardrobe switches right up until the last moment. And the skimming and downloading of all the information RWA made available for the attendees. Workshops galore and trying to choose? Craft or informative, editors or publishers versus other authors, chats with the already famous? So much at stake and no one to inform me of what I needed to better shape my career at the time.


Of course, back then I was just starting out…a newbie so to speak.


Not so much anymore.


Now I have a new book due in a month, another that needs to be written for Christmas and monthly promotions that take time and energy. Between all the social media time hogs, the promised blogs and everyday e-mails, I barely have the time to think never mind spend precious minutes worrying about silly things like what I'm going to wear.


You believe that garbage? Oh don't!


Tomorrow I'll be spending most of the day getting my hair cut, shopping for personal necessities like a new dress, shoes, makeup stuff, and at least one day over the weekend will be set aside to make sure I have the material printed out for all the workshops …just in case I have a mind change at the last minute.


This is the time when authors everywhere need to slow down and enjoy the fact they are colleagues in a similar goal. To learn our craft and get better so our readers will continue to enjoy our work. This is our time to shine, to accept the awards and support the 'almost' winners. To enjoy every minute of each day talking, sharing and rejoicing over our chosen careers so we'll have the stamina, the fire relit for another year of hard work.

I can't wait for the networking, the putting faces to familiar names and the hugs no doubt many of us will share.

Five more sleeps...I can’t wait!!!




p.s. If anyone reading this blog will be in Anaheim this year, please either comment and let me know or come up during the convention and say hi. I'll be so happy to finally meet you in person.



XO Mimi

Monday, July 16, 2012

Today’s realistic world of the unreal!


His Devious Angel is having some fuin today...

The Romance Reviews


This is an innovative kind of promotion for me, and one that I hope that everyone enjoys becoming involved in. After all, they say there are over 400 prizes to be won.



I know when I’m not in the middle of a huge promotion, or when all my energy isn’t tied into my newest WIP, I really enjoy taking part in these types of fun. To check out what the competition has created and see the fresh array of incredible books available to the voracious hunger of our wonderful readers.



I’m always amazed at the creativity found inside many these covers - the varied fiction tales others have dreamt up. Then I have to wonder if there are any stories left to be told. Haven’t they all been done yet?



I guess if you look at the basic themes, then yes - they have.



But change the writer and the whole story changes….new settings, new characters, and best of all a fresh voice that sets apart each one. And there are so many fresh voices wanting, needing - praying to be read.



No wonder we keep on producing different material. I know as a hungry reader, I appreciate having such a wide array of choice.



Also, there’re the diverse genres that were never before seen due to the (traditional) publishers ruling. Nowadays, we can find so many original authors to follow and delve into worlds previously held back.



Still - it is rather amazing when you think of it. Today’s realistic world of the unreal!


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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Angels - our universal link!


There is a universal link between us all, and that is our power to Believe!



In every book I’ve written, I try to be very careful not to preach. But since I’m in the position to reach so many people, I find myself writing underlying messages. They are there because I want the reader to feel not only entertained, but maybe that they’ve gained some precious gem of knowledge that my character has found in her path to gain love.



It seems to me if the reader is really glad they’ve spent the time with my story, they’ll come away just a little happier. That the angel who I feel has guided me along this road will be satisfied with my efforts to get her word out there.



I feel so humble knowing that with the vast amount of competition from so many wonderful authors, there are those who have chosen to read my work. I guess I don’t put much faith in muses in the ordinary sense, I’ve always known that writing is a job and it’s hard work so therefore a writer just needs to get on with it. But I do believe in the power of positive thinking—especially if wings are attached to that energy. I guess I’ve always known I have a guardian Angel pushing me onwards.


I hope you know you have one also...




 
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Friday, July 6, 2012

There's so much to do!!


I don’t have enough time!!! Arggg!!



Are you experiencing similar rants?



Having difficulty spreading your precious time over too many tasks?



It’s hellish, isn’t it?


I used to think if I organized my day better, planned ahead, then magically I'd find hours left over. ahhh - not so much!



I try and keep up with my Triber group every day because they matter and have supported me in the past. Then there’s all my twitter friends who I never seem to be able to spend enough time with. Of course the blogs need to get out. And even though there are times when I just can’t get them written, I really do try and have new content as often as possible.



Networking has to take some precedence. I mean these are friends. Many have become good friends. So ignoring my e-mails is unthinkable. But I do admit that some days I steal my heart and delete many without opening, mostly loops that I used to enjoy and now have no time for. We won't even mention facebook and goodreads. Places I'd love to be able to browse. Damnation!



It’s so sad, but what’s a girl to do? The books have to get written. The editing has to get done, formatting, promoting, and - and…



Prioritize Right?


Sigh……….right!

Anyone else have the same trouble? Have you come up with any ideas that might help...share...please!!!


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