Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Holidays with FREE READS!!!!

All Romance E-Books has released three--count them, three-- luscious volumes of the finalists in the recent "Just One Bite" anthology contest!! My story, UNFORGETTABLE, is in Volume Two--

UNFORGETTABLE is a short slice of dark, sensual decadence with two lovers--one vampire, the other a slayer--meeting again on the eve of the tribunal gathering, where a new leader of the vampire clan for the next hundred years is to be named.  When his life is threatened, he must rely on the woman he scorned to protect him from the insider of the clan who is trying to kill him!

Volume TWO- Just one Bite

Sneak Peek:
Gunner waited, focused on retrieving her scent in the heavily misted midnight breeze. He waited another breath and then stepped from his hiding place. An elbow met his face and before he could react, there was a painful blow to his shin and a quick, decisive jab to his gut, causing him to double over and gasp for air.

“You think I didn’t know you were here? I sensed you the minute I stepped from the pub. Where’d you go, Gunner? You forgot to say goodbye.”

He wiped the blood trickling from his nose as he smiled at his assailant. “Good to see you, too. I see you haven’t changed, Tory. What’s up?” Damn the woman still could whip his ass, though he had to figure in that she had the advantage of his jumbled thoughts. He looked her over from head to toe and through an eye he knew would be swollen soon, she still looked good enough to eat—figuratively speaking. She was a bad boy’s dream in her form-fitting jeans and thin white T-shirt topped with a worn leather biker’s jacket. A fuchsia colored scarf was looped fashionably twice around that beautiful neck. Gunner felt a twinge stirring below his belt.

Tory shifted her oversized black bag on her shoulder and eyed him warily. “I suppose you want me to take care of that,” she nodded, referring to his eye.

“I wouldn’t want to trouble you,” Gunner remarked, rubbing his hand over his gut.

“Like hell, you wouldn’t, Gunner. Come on then. I’m just up the block. Don’t try anything though, I’m warning you.”

He grinned, raising his hands in defense. “Wouldn’t dream of it,” he replied. Only he had and every night for a year after he’d left her at the seedy motel where they’d gone to have some privacy. They’d met at a bistro in Tuscany and spent the next week touring the sights, sampling the wine and food, learning about each other-eventually revealing who he was, what he was and offering her the same. She declined and their last night together, he mustered every ounce of strength, making passionate love with her, but not taking her for his eternal mate.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


Friday, November 26, 2010


It's predicted that this holiday season will be the biggest yet for the new handlheld reading devices, making it even easier for avid readers to get the books they want, faster without the long lines and crowded parking lots! Kindle, Nook, Sony, Koob---and iPad, itunes, Smashwords---all have heard the clamor from consumers and answered the call.  And now publishers--large and small, new and traditional--have embraced this new way to get books into the hands of readers!

E-Publishing has come a long way  in thie last decade, making it impossible to ignore that eletronic publishing has a valid place in the publishing industry. Many small press and larger press now offer theor books in print as well as various downloadable formats, and authors-new & seasoned-- are partaking in this ground-breaking wave of reading.


30 DAYS OF DECADENCE   Books, gifts, fun and more await readers starting today--Black Friday!!

I am happy to launch the start of the 30 DAYS OF DECADENCE with my victorian-set historical holiday romance, a CHRISTMAS PROMISE;

Widowed Irishman, Brady McCormick made a promise to his young wife the day she died--to bring their son to America and begin a new life in the land of opportunity.Living in charity with a distant uncle in New York, barely scraping by, Brady is unsure he will be able to uphold the promise, much less quell the loneliness, until an angel appears at the docks, Saran Reichardt.

Headstrong and tenacious, gentlewoman Saran knows she's unlike most women of society. Dedicated to teaching and helping the impoverished, she has no need of a man to take care of her, but an accidental encounter with a stormy-eyed Irish immigrant and his young son changes her perception of what need really is. Will this holiday give them both the hope and faith they desire or will their own stubbornness keep them apart

Check out the blog today --Black Friday--and leave a comment for your chance to win one of three copies of A Christmas Promise to be given away!


Amanda McIntyre's SUGAR & SPICE- NAUGHTY & NICE CONTEST! Nov.22-Dec. 15, 2010*

Win a copy of WINTER AWAKENING (Winters Desire print anthology) and the release in e-book format of my NEW traditional historical romance set in Victorian New York, A CHRISTMAS PROMISE!  Stop by and sign up to win!! Happy reading!

Signing up for my periodic newsletter gives you a chance monthly to win a gift card from Barnes & Noble! Sign up through Fresh Fiction or at my website!  Great for holiday shopping!

A warm wish for safe travel and the blessings of family, friends and plenty of good reading this holiday season!!