Last Saturday, I had the incredible honor of being a guest author at Lady Jane’s Salon Silver Spring. For anyone not familiar with Lady Jane’s, this is a monthly event where romance authors are invited to come and read from their books. The original salon was co-founded by author Hope Tarr and operates in New York City, with several satellite locations, including my local one in Silver Spring/Bethesda, Maryland. I was over the moon at being invited and when I found out the other authors I’d be reading with, I just couldn’t believe what tremendous and fun company I would be part of.
I learned that Critique Partners are valuable in more than just getting those first drafts a whole lot less rough, they also serve to soothe nerves. Mine did an excellent job of that and I’m so thankful to both of them–Lynne Silver (Author of the Coded for Love series) and Kerri Carpenter (Soon to be published with Entangled Publishing). These ladies own my heart, not just for their crazy good romance stories that I get to read first but for their generosity and understanding. That night I literally needed something to do to calm my nerves and asked if I could get Kerri a drink. Asked if she’d like ice in it. Got to the soda fountain and had no recollection of whether she wanted ice or not! (She did want ice, I brought it to her without, she smiled like it was the best glass of non-iced Diet Coke she’d ever received. And that is why she’s my hero.)
(Lynne Silver, me, Kerri Carpenter) Continue Reading
Welcome back to Mid Week Tease!
It’s a fun little snippet hop hosted by smexy romance author, Sandra Bunino, where you’ll find teaser excerpts from authors’ unfinished and published work.
So excited to share this short, sexy bit from my Sin Pointe free read that’s this close to being ready to submit! Please enjoy this unedited snippet from Touch of Sin…
Luke Willoughby had her in knots and her guard had slipped off a cliff. Continue Reading
I hope your Monday is off to a wonderful start. ;) I can’t believe there are only two days left until book 2 of the Sin Pointe Novels comes out! To celebrate the Sin’s Flower release, I’m working on a two-month long blog tour and a Christmas in July special giveaway. You can find the dates and places I’ll be by clicking here. I wanted to send a special shout out to Bonnie over at A Backwards Story for letting me contribute to her 2013 Splash Into Summer event. She’s celebrating everything Mermaids and as a Waterworld Mermaid, I was honored to participate. My post, “Breakfast with Leo”, will be up at her site on July 12, but swim on over now and check out the cool stuff she’s got going on. Her pond spilleth over with awesomeness and I believe giveaways as well!
Just wanted to blow in and say hi as I watch the big beautiful Virginia trees outside doing their best to remain planted! I’m not going to lie…I’m originally from San Diego, CA…where our biggest complaint is usually over the accumulation of too much overnight dew on our vehicles. And yes, I do believe it really is the safest city to live in weather-wise, just like that McDonald’s commercial says. Which would explain why I’m eyeing those trees near my home like a hawk. I love living in Virginia; it’s absolutely gorgeous here and no one I know back home can say “George Washington walked my streets”. Nope, they have perfect weather, beautiful beaches and the absolute best Mexican food but they cannot make that wonderful claim about good old George.
That being said…I wouldn’t mind if Miss Sandy Pants (an expression I’ve stolen from fellow mermaid, Kerri Carpenter) packed up her stuff and kindly scooted back on out to sea!
There are so many other things that should be scaring my pants off…and yours…like the entire month of October free-read Ghost Stories over at Waterworld Mermaids! Come check us out before the month is over and be on the lookout for our Spooktastic Giveaway when all is said and done!
Free Read Ghost Stories:
Her by Masha Levinson
Better Off Dead by Susan Andrews
Old Town Tavern by Loni Lynne
Jewels of the Past by Kerri Carpenter
The Waiting Room by Denny S. Bryce
The Guardian by Dana Rodgers
Just Believe by Kimberly MacCarron
and Even Honey Expires by me, Carlene Love Flores, where you get to meet the sweetheart drummer for the band Sin Pointe who cordially invite you to come back for more when their book, Sidewalk Flower, is published in January 2013 by Evernight Publishing.
Happy Halloween All!