Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heartbreakers and Dream Makers Blog Hop

After over 4,000 comments our Heartbreakers Blog Hop has some grand prize winners!! These readers answered the questions on the posts and were chosen randomly using

Grand Prize Winners:

Kindle Fire Winner:
Ashley M.

Amazon Gift Card:

Swag Pack:
Meghan Stith

The grand prize winners have already been notified and have their prizes or the prizes are on their way!
The three winners of Kiss Me, I'm Irish are:
Shannon Bereza
CONGRATS EVERYONE and be sure to sign up for my email list for the next great giveaway!

(Original post below:)

Who else is humming that Pat Benatar song?? But I digress (the 80s always make me digress). Today's hop celebrates those heartbreaking cuties who populate our romance novels and imaginations (and who apparently do lots and lots of tummy crunches).

How's this one for an example? 

Yes, I know Gabriel has a checkered past, but let's keep this on the surface, shall we? After all, he's pretty.

And he's the physical inspiration for my current work in progress, Kiss Me, I'm Yours--the follow up book to Kiss Me, I'm Irish

My inspiration for Kiss Me, I'm Irish main character Liam Jackson.

Since Kiss Me, I'm Yours is not yet completed, I'm offering up its predecessor for the hop's prize to three random commenters. 

So leave a comment with your name AND email addy (only used to contact you if you're a winner). Winners will be notified by email and then listed in the comments section of this post on the 12th.

Commenters will also be entered for a chance to win more prizes:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Now that's something that gets a heart pounding!
And don't forget to hop to the next blog. It's a smorgasbord of heartbreaker cuties. Thanks to hop sponsor Carrie Ann Ryan!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Science-Fiction Romance Brigade Presents Novel Snippet Time

Science Fiction Romance Brigade is hosting novel snippets from members books, new releases, or works in progress. What a fun way to peek at SFR possibilities!

My offering is a few paragraphs from my Gothic Science-Fiction Romance The Z Word, book one of the Apocalypse Babes series.

The Z Word, follows Seffy Carter and her longtime friends Gareth, Addison and Lani. The four besties share a past dysfunctional and dark enough to keep them bound together under do-over identities. But like off-brand velour, rends develop in their relationships from the flesh-eating pressures of ending up in 1980, in a Montana desert, surrounded by zombies wearing dated disco duds.

Gareth looked down the hill, then ran his hands through his hair. “We've got to find some shelter.”

“Except shelter seems to be where they like to hide,” Lani pointed out, her pretty face pale with fear.

Seffy noticed the man stumbling as he attempted to climb the hill. “Can't we outrun him? I mean, he's so slow.”

“They're slow,” he said, “but they're also like the Energizer Bunny, if you know what I mean.”

“I love that bunny,” Lani said with a wobbly smile. “How cute is it for a rabbit to wear flip flops?”

Seffy emitted a nervous laugh. “Remember when we used to say thongs instead of flip flops?”

“A lot of things changed when we moved to L.A,” Gareth said, his tone distracted.

Addison gasped. “I think there's another one! Look over there!”

They watched a woman with a see-saw gait emerge from behind a tree and head toward the hill.

Seffy shaded her eyes with her hand and squinted. “I can't believe she's wearing fringed moccasin boots.”

Addison's eyes widened. “Are you seriously commenting on her outfit? We're trying not to be murdered here!”

“Sorry. I just happened to notice, okay?”

“The guy was wearing one of those silky landscape print shirts,” Gareth said, his expression grim. “We're gonna need weapons.”

 The Z Word is now free for Kindle.

Please head to the next SFR author blog!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Follower Love G!veaway Hop *KISS KISS*


Grand prize winner of $20 Amazon gift certificate and T shirt is Gloria Lanca!

Winner of the 6 book set Apocalypse Babes is Elaine Bishop.

Congrats, ladies!

Thanks so much to all who participated and be sure to sign up for my blog posts by email so you don't miss the next giveaway! 


*kiss kiss*

And to put my giveaway where my lips are, I'm offering a Grand Prize of a $20 Amazon gift card...
 PLUS an Apocalypse Babes T-shirt to one randomly-selected winner. 

That's two prizes in one!

A second randomly-selected winner will receive a Kindle copy of Apocalypse Babes: The Complete Series...because just maybe you're a tad disappointed about the apocalyptic no-show on 12/21.


It's been said that a sure sign of the coming apocalypse is an 80s roller skate disco movie coming to DVD (with special features). In the science-fiction novel series Apocalypse Babes, a stylish group of twenty-something friends are torn from the Babylonian arms of 2006 West Hollywood and flung nearly thirty years into the past. It might be because one of them purchased the taboo film in a nostalgic moment, setting off a chain of events more disturbing than a roller skating conga line. They wake up in an apocalyptic but strangely familiar landscape, complete with a hidden mountain compound and retro survivalists, hinting at hidden and retro secrets they must face if they want to survive.

I thought the explanation would be helpful, since you should have some context if you win the shirt. I'm helpful that way...because I LOVE MY FOLLOWERS!

Group hug!

Special thanks to I Am A Reader Not A Writer and The Readers Antidote for hosting this hop! Don't forget to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment WITH your email address (which is only used for the hop if you win). 

Check your inbox on the 12th to see if you're a winner. I'll be posting the winners' names in the comment section of this blog post, so pop back to see who will be spending, reading, and sporting (a groovy T-shirt, that is). 

And know that you're loved!