Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy anniversary, Mirror Image!

I am so sorry I haven't been doing my Friday updates as usual. This has been a busy month. I am the marketing manager for Distinguished Press and I have been busy preparing for the launch of Charles O'Keefe's first book in his series, The Newfoundland Vampire. His book launched today, and is on sale for $.99! If you are a fan of vampires and paranormal romance, check it out. 

The last Saturday of every month, Distinguished Press hosts an online party on Facebook to celebrate its month's releases. Please RSVP to the event now, if you haven't already Not only are we going to be hanging out all day, playing games and giving away prizes, I will have a very special announcement you don't want to miss. 

Yes, I've been hard at work on a special project. I can't wait to tell y'all tomorrow. 

And lastly, but certainly not least, tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Mirror Image's launch. The book that started it all, the cornerstone of my library and the basis for almost all of my stories. Words fail to express how much this book, series, characters, etc mean to me. 

In honor of this, ALL the books in the series are on sale this weekend!

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And don't forget the short stories!

Proud doesn't do it justice. Thank you for you support this last year and beyond. I hope y'all will join us tomorrow for the party! As Effie Trinket would say, it's a big, big, big day! :-)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cover reveal Nora Fleicher

Today we have a cover reveal for Nora Fleicher on her book, Zombies in Love


Jack Kershaw just wants to hold on to his new job at Lisa Alioto's pizza parlor, and to keep Lisa from finding out that he's a zombie. But Jack learns that he and Lisa are in serious danger. His second chance at life is the inadvertent result of a lab experiment by two graduate students, and Winthrop University-- a school which knows how to keep its secrets-- will do anything necessary to conceal that someone on campus raised the dead. With the help of Boston's zombie horde, can Jack and Lisa escape Winthrop's sinister clutches?



All the peace that had come over Jack in the morgue was gone.  Even though he was jogging back to Lisa’s apartment-- and getting some strange looks because he was wearing a set of scrubs and a pair of flip-flops he’d liberated from the hospital-- he felt a terrible restlessness.  Like he couldn’t be still, ever again.

No, that wasn’t it-- he felt the sort of prickly awareness of a mouse being watched by a owl.  It felt as though something was after him, something with a stride matching his own, something that reached out with a pale cold hand...

He reached the door of Lisa’s apartment, thudded up the stairs, and pounded at the closed door.  She opened it like she’d been waiting next to it for hours.  Out the door came the rosy scent of her body, the heat of her, and in the center of the candle flame, Lisa’s beautiful daredevil smile.

“You're back!  How'd it go?  I dropped off the satchel, just like we planned, and the guy seemed to know exactly what it was for,” she said.  He followed her in.  “I’ve never done anything like that in my life.  Wasn’t that crazy, wasn’t that wild?”

“Stick with me, honey,” he said.  “We’ll have fun.”

She smiled and squeezed his bare upper arm roughly enough for him to feel it.  Heat seared his cold skin.  “And tomorrow, we go back to work, and I know I’m going to be standing there, giving people their pizza and thinking, ‘All you people, you don’t know a damn thing about me, you don’t know what I’ve been up to.’  Me and my secret life.”

And then it all made sense.  He knew what he wanted.  He reached up and kissed her.  For a moment she seemed surprised, but then she pressed closer to him, and he became aware of how thin his scrubs were, and that her body heat flew through them as if he were naked.  And the way her mouth tasted!  He could feel it over his tongue, the unique taste of her body, as if it was sinking into his body, changing all of his cells, drawing a little of her into him, forever...

“You smell like lilacs,” he said, “did I ever tell you that?  Like lilacs and cinnamon.  And you’re so warm.”
Nora Fleischer has a PhD from Winthrop University, and promises every word of this story is true. She lives in Minneapolis with her lovable husband Sven and children Wolfgang and Anastasia.  She’s on Twitter as @zombinanora and blogs (sometimes) at

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools for Love (and giveaway!)

Happy April 1st! is running a HUGE sci-fi romance reading giveaway throughout the month of April.  Check out these prizes!! 

Each winner will have their choice of a gift card for either Nook, Kindle, All Romance or iBooks, plus they will win great eBooks from participating Sci-Fi Romance authors. Check out the Rafflecopter at the end of this post to enter. Also click on the banner to visit the SFR Station and links to the other blogs in this contest.

On April 25th, 2014, book one in my first sci-fi romance series launched. It's hard to believe Mirror Image is nearly a year old. It introduced us to the Intergalactic Security Commission, aliens, clones, and love. It wasn't originally a romance, but John Brooks had other things in mind. Everything changed the moment John Brooks met Madison Rhodes. (Actually, readers of the short series knows it goes beyond that. Or read John's story for $.99 here.)

John was not an easy man to get along with before Maddie came into his life, nor was he someone others would call particularly stable. John had a hard life. Some within the ISC would call him crazy. He was a loner. Prior to joining the intergalactic agency, he used and sold drugs, was in and out of jail, and he literally fought for his life.

It's amazing how one person can turn a life around.

Maddie and John's love story is inspirational. She saved him, made him want to become better for her. And all she wanted from him was him. Maddie has a unique ability to see past facades and see someone for who they really are. John needed that. They overcame so many odds together and continued to grow as a couple and as individuals as the series continued. Keep in mind that Maddie is a clone. She wasn't supposed to be adaptable to change. Clones are supposed to be frozen emotionally and mentally from the time they are created, yet Maddie formed attachments, fell in love, had personal growth, and even became a mother.

Love really can change everything in its path.

Check out the other blogs and the Rafflecopter below for a ton of giveaways! I've donated Amethyst Chronicles: Winter's Kiss eBook! Stay tuned to this blog for info regarding the second in that series, Amethyst Chronicles: Croceus Poison.

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