Monday, December 5, 2016

Kindle Unlimited: Welcome Australia!



A few weeks ago, Amazon informed us that Kindle Unlimited is now available to readers in Australia! I'd like to thank everyone who has already used KU and tried one or more of my books that are in the program. For all of you, here's a list of my KU books in various genres, romance, suspense and urban fantasy--always with women at the center. Whether it's beginning to look like winter or summer where you are, it's always a good time to curl up with a read that takes you to other worlds. Happy browsing & Happy Holidays!


Urban Fantasy:

Rise: smarturl.it/RiseBW



Suspense:

The Carpenter/Harding thriller series:



1. Indiscretions: smarturl.it/CarpenterHarding1

2. Insinuations: smarturl.it/CarpenterHarding2

3. Incisions: smarturl.it/CarpenterHarding3

4. Intrusions: smarturl.it/CarpenterHarding4 


Jayce & Emma (romantic suspense):

1. Halfway Home: smarturl.it/HalfwayHomeBW

2. Familiar Places: smarturl.it/FamiliarPlaces

3. New Rooms: smarturl.it/NewRooms

Secrets: smarturl.it/SecretsBWinkes (standalone thriller) 




Romance:

The Interpretation of Love and the Truth: smarturl.it/InterpretationTruth

The Design of Everything Perfect: smarturl.it/DesignPerfect




 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Due to unforeseen events...A new release date (and a cover reveal)

...I have always written what I wanted to see in the world. In my debut Autumn Leaves, a woman stands up in church to reclaim what has always been a safe space for her, and confronts her bullies. I write about women who hunt down serial killers, because for me, this genre has always been a metaphor for fighting patriarchy. Amber Alert is about a straight woman who is beginning to understand what her lesbian sister deals with in a hetero-centric world, when her niece is kidnapped. I write about women loving other women. Women who are friends and respect each other in a private and professional context, women who succeed. My latest release, Rise, was, of course, about the paranormal allies stepping in to help human women end misogyny once and for all.

I have always believed that equality is the end game, and that humanity can get there, if not in my lifetime, at least at some point--and that the media, fiction in movies, TV and books, can speed up the process by opening hearts and minds. These days, I am not at all certain that all of this is still true--but life must go on somehow. I've decided to move up the release date of Intrusions, the 4th Carpenter/Harding novel.

You will be able to purchase it or borrow it through Kindle Unlimited/Prime at the end of this week.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

What about now?



It's Day 2 after, and with most of the rest of the world, we've been shocked at the outcome of the US elections. This is not what we had hoped for, so hard, for a lot longer than the past eighteen months.

Writers are often cautioned not to talk about politics (too much). If you're a woman, a lesbian, married, and put a focus on characters like this in your fiction, for many people, it's already political.

Frankly, I can't imagine that anyone who likes these stories, would have any illusions about where they can find me on the political spectrum. My wife and I were deeply disappointed and saddened, still are, but mostly we are worried about the many people, mostly strangers, some friends of ours, whose basic rights are on the line. The names that are floated for the future administration look like a nightmare for the LGBTQ community and other minorities, as well as women who refuse to live in a dystopia along the lines of The Handmaid's Tale. That is not an exaggeration. It's based on those people's records.

And we are dealing about our own emotions about how the world is not going to see the first female POTUS now, a woman we admire for her life-long fight for women's rights--the signal sent instead is alarming for women and girls. We have concerns about what this means for the world stage.

But we are also determined. Everyone must do what what they need to do for their self-care, part of mine is to continue the same stories I've always been most interested in.

I continue to be greatly inspired by "nasty" women, and one in particular.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spank or Treat 2016: Genesis




Welcome to the Weird, the Wild, & the Wicked for SPANK OR TREAT 2016!

Spank or Treat 2016 is a blog hop where you can read teasers of the upcoming anthology Spank or Treat: Sexy Spanking Shorts with a Royal Blush. Not only that, but you'll have the chance to win goodies while visiting authors on the hop. Each author participating in the blog hop is offering a prize, but you have to visit to get the prize. Your comment on their blogs enters you.

How do you play?

Visit each blog between Friday, October 21st and Sunday, October 23rd to read the stories. 

Leave a a comment on each blog. You must demonstrate that you have read the entire story. Copy-and-paste or inappropriate comments will be disqualified. 

Deadline is midnight EST (UTC -5) on Sunday, October 23rd! 

My giveaway closes at noon EST on October 24th.

The blog hop goes all weekend and the winners will be announced after the blog hop ends. For this blog, you must be 18 yrs or older and please void where prohibited. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form at the end of this blog post and you're entered!

For more information, updates, and a list of participating authors, please visit
Anastasia Vitsky’s blog.

Like Spank or Treat on Facebook! 

Join the Spank or Treat Event on Facebook for a weekend of fun! 

Tweet  #SpankOrTreat on Twitter!




Monday, October 17, 2016

Coming Soon! #SpankorTreat 2016


Exciting times! I'm taking part for the first time, and find myself in amazing company! If you want to know more, please check out this event on Facebook (starting Oct. 21st), and follow the #spankortreat hashtag on Twitter.

You can come back here on Oct. 21st for part of my story and links to the other blogs. Genesis is a prequel to RISE, the beginning of Daphne and Madina's love story, and the revolution, through Madina's eyes.




Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Excerpt: RISE (Daphne/Madina)



#TeaserTuesday

Daphne caught up with her on the sidewalk. Madina didn’t offer acceptance or rejection, so they walked in silence for a few minutes. She hoped Daphne wouldn’t ask her any questions. She was still winded from tonight’s events, and she had no news for her.
“I tried,” Daphne said. “Okay, I didn’t try very long, but I did, and it felt terrible. I don’t want to lose you. Whatever it takes to make it right, I will do it.”
“What have we gotten ourselves into?” Madina asked. She didn’t expect an answer either, and frankly, she knew the truth all to well. It wasn’t like all the ugliness had started to happen all of a sudden—it was only a matter how much of a privilege one had to ignore the status quo, or how close a look one dared. Once she’d done the latter, the result was disastrous. She wanted to help. She wanted to do her part to bring about change. They’d been doing this for a few weeks now, and Madina was tired beyond measure, from spells, from arguments, from the ever growing ignorance. She stopped in the middle of the road almost colliding with Daphne.
“Wait. I don’t think Morton is going to describe me in so much detail to the police. I could be wrong, but…He’s got something to lose as well.” Lulled into a comfortable relaxed state by the flight with Rafi, she had forgotten to mention this detail. “There was a half-naked man in his apartment.”
Daphne stared at her in disbelief, then she burst out laughing. “Wow, talk about…not a surprise. That little shit, crying about the gay menace threatening civilization itself with its agenda. You’re right. I think you’re safe. He wouldn’t want his party friends to know about that.”
“Yeah. He still called the police on me, so I guess it’s only fair that I have to go into exile for a couple of weeks.”
“I’ll be with you,” Daphne reminded her. “Kicking bad guy ass, it’s going to be fun. We do it better together.”
Despite the seriousness of the situation, Madina had to laugh too. “That sounds like a slogan for a superhero movie.”
“If the shoe fits…I’ll take it.”
Madina held her gaze, and all of a sudden she was equally thrilled and scared for the future and the challenges it would bring. They had gone into this with a somewhat cocky attitude, aware of all the advantages they brought to the fight—the enemy was far more numerous and dangerous than they had imagined, on so many levels. Maybe that was why no paranormals before them had tried to change the disastrous order of patriarchy.
They had each other though, and the present moment.
“What’s on your agenda tonight?” she asked, hopeful, breathless, worried she’d already done too much damage to their relationship by requesting a break.
“I don’t know. That kind of depends on you. Want to go over those files together?”
Madina was fairly sure that if she said yes, preparation for the trip wasn’t the only thing that was going to happen. She was going to see more ugliness, for sure, and for that, she needed to steel herself, know who was on her side and whom she could trust. Daphne would never hurt her, and she’d never take an innocent life.
“Why not? I’m sure Rafi will appreciate it when we’re better prepared the next time. Let’s do it.”
When they arrived at Madina’s apartment, there was no police surrounding the building which made her hopeful her theory could be right, and Morton would lay low after that first bout of anger. Would he understand, though, or would his policies be even worse, revenge? Tomorrow, she’d probably have the answer from the Elders, and with their backing, she could do a lot more, delegate, create bigger, far-reaching spells. Maybe she could even take some time off from work to research, and do more teaching. It would all come together.
They hadn’t been apart for that long, but when Daphne pulled up her shirt, her warm hands exploring Madina’s body, it seemed like forever. Maybe she was still experiencing after-effects from the flight, or the tropical cocktail she’d had at the bar, but the future didn’t look so bad anymore. Madina enjoyed the present as well. It didn’t take long until they were both naked, limbs entwined like neither of them wanted to let go, ever.
“I can make you fly too,” Daphne whispered.

If you enjoyed this teaser, you can check out the book here: smarturl.it/RiseBW

 


Thursday, September 29, 2016

RISE - It's coming! Release & Author Takeover

 RISE is out now, and there'll be some exciting activities in the days after.



Several awesome authors have signed up to join me for a celebratory author takeover, starting Wednesday Oct. 5th (Link will take you to the Facebook event). Check out the schedule for when to meet them here:

Takeover Schedule (all times are EST)

Wednesday, 10/5:
14:00 Introduction
15:00: Liz McMullen
16:00: Anastasia Vitsky
17:00: McKayla Schutt
18:00: Sandie Will
19:00: Rose Montague

Thursday, 10/6
15:00: Jan Baren
16:00: Amy Leibowitz Mitchell
17:00: Rhavensfyre
18:00: Raven J. Spencer
19:00: Ann Aptaker

Friday, 10/7
15:00: Darla Baker
16:00: MJ Williamz
17:00: Josette Reuel
18:00: Fiona Zedde
19:00: JL Gaynor

Saturday, 10/8
15:00: Jodie Pierce
16:00: Melissa Grace
17:00: Sonnet O'Dell
18:00: Wrap

Each author will handle their individual hour. I'll give away an e-copy of RISE each day, and one winner will walk away with their copy plus this angel wing necklace:

The only thing you have to do to enter is click "join"  (you don't have to be around for the entire event).
See you there!