A hunted pirate captain. A reverend’s daughter determined to bring him down. On a lush, secluded island, one passionate adventure leads to another…. First Comes Desire – Book 1 Pirate’s Prize AMAZON – AMAZON UK – AMAZON CA – BN – KOBO – iTUNES   GOOGLE PLAY – KENSINGTON – ARe Available for Preorder Ready to Read February 7 ALL DAY FACEBOOK PARTY – FEBRUARY 9 – CLICK HERE FOR […]

Project Pandora COVER REVEAL!

Title: Project Pandora (The Olympus Experiment, #1) Author: Aden Polydoros Release Date: August 1, 2017 Description:  Olympus is rising… Tyler hasn’t been feeling like himself lately, his dreams are full of violence and death, and there are days where he can’t remember where he’s been. Miles away, Shannon finds herself haunted by similar nightmares. She is afraid that […]

Congratulations to J.C. Lane on being nominated for an Agatha Award!

J.C. Lane’s TAG, YOU’RE DEAD, the 2014 Query Kombat Grand Prize Runner-Up and YA Champion, has been nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Children’s/YA mystery! The Agatha Award is presented by the annual Malice Domestic conference, which celebrates mysteries. This is the second Agatha nomination for J.C. Lane, who also writes mysteries for adults […]


As someone who has followed Tristina for a while now, I’m ecstatic to be able to participate in this amazing cover reveal. I can’t wait for this book to hit my Kindle on release day. Title: 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga. #1) Author: Tristina Wright Release Date: October 3, 2017 Book Description:  Rumor Mora fears two […]

Single Malt First Look and Giveaway!

SINGLE MALT (Agents Irish & Whiskey) by Layla Reyne The heart’s a resilient beast… Widower Aidan Talley refuses to love again. Enter handsome younger cyberagent, Jameson Walker. As they investigate cybercrimes and his late husband’s murder, Aidan falls hard for Jamie, putting their jobs, lives and hearts on the line. SINGLE MALT is perfect for […]


Welcome to my stop on the SOME KIND OF MAGIC release day tour. I’m so in love with this book. I want to hug it and kiss it and name it George. I want to read it every day. I’d write fanfic about it, except I’m not nearly talented enough to enter this magical world. […]

A Nightmare on Query Street Success story with Valerie Bodden

This story combines two things that are near and dear to my heart – writing contests and NaNoWriMo. I remember this entry, although it didn’t wind up on my team, and I can’t wait to see it on shelves someday! You know how there are always things you want to do someday? For me, that […]


HOOKED ON TROUBLE by Kelly Siskind (January 10, 2017; Forever Yours eBook; $3.99; Over the Top Book 3)   Reality bites.  Hard. The last time Raven did “real” was sixteen months ago, when she spent one unforgettable night with the tattooed, impossible sexy Nico, and then he disappeared the next day.  Since then, she’s kept her guard […]

A Look Back at 2016

Last year, I posted a list of my goals for 2016. Let’s take a look and see how I did. (As I’m typing, I have not read these yet, so this could get interesting. 1. I will write two new manuscripts (at least). I did this one! SWEET REALITY was written in its entirety in 2016. […]

A Query Kombat Success with Sarah Janian

 Many authors frame their origin story in childhood.  They describe epic novels scrawled in notebooks, or a sense of knowing they were predestined for the glorious (cough) work of authoring. Not so for me.  I was an avid reader, but I avoided creative writing at all costs, until I became an elementary school teacher and […]


From December 13-20, I’m excited to be participating in the HOLLY JOLLY FACEBOOK PAGE HOP, with dozens of authors offering prizes worth more than $1,000! Prizes include books, ebooks, gift cards, and there’s even a Kindle for one lucky grand prize winner. The hop is sponsored by Inklings Literary Agency, which happens to have some […]

Friendsgiving Feedback Critique 2:

To help distract us from the world around us and pay forward the help we’ve received over the years, several published and pre-published authors are giving away query critiques. The feedback will be posted on our blogs throughout the next two week, with a Twitter chat Friday, Dec. 2. Join us at 4 and 8 […]