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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Audrey's Guide to Black Magic 99 Cents

Hey there! Happy Dark of the Moon. When July reaches its searing finale and temperatures climb off the charts, I like to climb into dark, dank spaces and think about winter. That's why I'm running a Dark of the Moon special at Amazon. Audrey's Guide to Black Magic (Book II in the series, though I'm told it's easy enough to understand even if you haven't read the first one) is only 99 cents from July 26-July 28. The price goes back to normal the morning of July 29th, so snatch it while it's cheap. Delicious, cooling, wintry fiction for less than you'd pay for a bad cup of coffee. Not bad, eh?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Free

In honor of Summer, I'm offering Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Free at Amazon for three days only, July 21-23:
Click Here for Free Witchy Romance!

Are you still a dedicated reader of actual paper books? No worries. I'm giving away a signed paperback copy at GoodReads. You can enter that HERE until August 15th.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Launching a New Imprint

Breaking news! My latest Young Adult novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT JACK, will launch Entangled's new line of teen-centric romances this winter. It's a Cyrano De Bergerac story about mistaken identity--very sweet and romantic, complete with a message in a bottle. The imprint is called Teen Crush and I'm so excited to be part of their maiden voyage.

Click here to see their blog/press release about it.

If you've got a contemporary Young Adult novel you'd like to get published, this is an amazing opportunity to submit to a brand new imprint. See the submission guidelines here.

Hot New Places to Submit Your Fiction

Sometimes, as a writer, it's easy to feel you're navigating a vast, barren wilderness all alone. You've slaved away on your manuscript; you've read and reread it. You gritted your teeth and persevered when the feedback was less than stellar. Now it's as perfect as you can get it, and you decide you want to go the traditional publishing route, rather than getting it out there on your own. You're ready to submit it to publishers, yet you find doors slammed in your face every step of the way. This road is especially rough for writers without an agent.

Take courage, writers! Here's a list of places accepting submissions in various genres:

Science Fiction and Fantasy: DAW (a Penguin Imprint)

Young Adult Fantasy: Teen Crave, a brand new imprint from Entangled

Young Adult Contemporary Romance: Teen Crush, a brand new imprint from Entangled

Adult Romance: Lovestruck (an Entangled Imprint)

Gritty Romantic Suspense: Intrigue Noir (a Harlequin Imprint)

Historical Romance: Harlequin Historical 

Erotic Novellas: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads 

Wishing you all kinds of luck and positive juju as you send your baby out into the world. Drop me a line and let me know how it goes!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Autumn Equinox Giveaway

We've passed the Autumn Equinox, an important pagan holiday and my birthday to boot!

In a frenzy of excitement about fall, one of my favorite seasons, I've gone quite mad. 

September 20-22 Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is FREE.

Also, just a share a little more book love, I'm giving away an Amazon gift certificate for $10. And hey, if you spend $2.99 of that downloading Audrey's Guide to Black Magic I certainly won't complain.

Just leave a comment to enter.

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Audrey's Guide to Black Magic

After recruiting a small army of beta-readers and pouring over their feedback, I've finally published Audrey's Guide to Black Magic, Book II in the Audrey's Guide series. This is part of my ongoing experiment with indie publishing. Though I still intend to publish some of my books the traditional way, this series presented me with the opportunity to do it all myself, and I have to say it's been an educational process. One of the highlights has been increased contact with my readers; the response from people willing to read and offer feedback on early drafts of this book blew me away. Many of them sent pages and pages of thoughtful, detailed notes, and some even rolled up their sleeves to copyedit the manuscript. Who knew that readers would be so diligent and generous? I'm totally grateful and humbled by their contributions.

Friday, June 21, 2013


Hello, and happy Summer Solstice, one of the most important pagan holidays. I want to make sure you have something magical to read this weekend, so I'm giving away free digital copies of AUDREY'S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT June 21-23.

Just click here and dive in!

The second book in the Audrey's Guide trilogy, AUDREY'S GUIDE TO BLACK MAGIC, is coming soon, I promise. Thanks again to all of my amazing beta-readers who gave me so many great notes to work with. 

Hope summertime is full of watermelon, sunshine, stolen kisses and secret hideouts--or, you know, whatever it is you like best this time of year. More soon!