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Blood and Magic, the 4th exciting volume of Vampires in the Mist, has been released! Don't miss this next installment, as Rose once again is swept away in a brand-new, terrifying adventure.

Vampires in the Mist is a novella serial. It  features heroine Rose from Miami, young but not too young, spunky, and clueless at first. Lured, seduced, and stolen at a plush South Beach party, Rose finds herself trapped in a world she imagined only existed in books.

Surrounded by powerful, seductive vampires vying for her rare blood, she is forced to accept her destiny as a companion of the blood. These are rare, gifted  females whose special  blood is precious to the covens. But Rose's road in her new world is one of danger and adventure as different factions  scheme and fight for the right to acquire the most powerful and only companion to appear in seventy years.

Does this plot seem common? Surely, amongst the dozens of urban fantasy stories, many similarly them…
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It's Finally Here!
Don't miss the third book in the Angel's Guardian series. Maxim's nemesis, Toma, returns meaner than ever. His diabolic plans threaten not only the vampire nation but all of humanity as well. Join Max and Angel as they battle for love, life, and all they hold dear. All the action, suspense, humor, and romance of the Angel's Guardian series make this book a must-read for lovers of romantic paranormal suspense.


ROMANCE, SUSPENSE, ACTION, HUMOR, EROTICISM! All served in a fast-paced read that will keep you coming back for more.


This is paranormal romantic suspense set in the present. Not suitable for younger readers, it has explicit sexual content. Approx 84,000 words. Heart of Stone picks up where Thicker Than Blood ends, but will also make a great stand-alone read.


BLURB:
Maxim and Angel's idyllic existence is once again threatened by an enemy who will never give up. As gruesome vampire attacks begin to sweep over the world's biggest cities, …

How to Write a Book Review

It’s a mystery to me why readers are so resistant to writing reviews. I am referring to reviews in Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, etc. Sharing our opinions on things we either love or hate is intrinsic to us. We love to tell our friends about a great movie we just saw or a brand-new song we just heard or a fantastic restaurant we discovered.
We love to “tell.” Everything changes when we have to “write.” There seems to be an innate fear of that five-letter word, even when the writing involves only a paragraph. This creates a problem for authors because reviews are so intrinsic to our success.
I have friends who will not read a book which has less than fifty reviews on Amazon. At the rate of one review per month, (the average number for a non-bestseller) it will take a book several years to reach fifty reviews. This is especially frustrating to those of us trying to climb the ladder of reviews.
In asking individual readers, I found that most of them don’t like writing book reviews b…

What Makes A Great Novel?

The following post is one I did a few years ago. Going through my file of old posts, I re-read it and decided to recycle it, as I have so many new VIP members who might enjoy it. I did a little rewriting to update it. Hope you like it.


What makes a great novel? There are as many answers to that question as there are readers.


I once read a book that was chosen by my Goodreads group. From the start, the great reviews came in. The group members were having nothing but praise for the book. One woman did not think that 5 stars, which is the max, was a high enough rating for the book.


Several other gushed that a movie should be made about it, and it turns out that a movie was made about it. I was so excited about reading the novel that I set aside a whole weekend to dedicate to it. Imagine my shock when I could barely make it halfway through, and could not stand it any more. I set it aside for a week, and then forced myself to finish it.


I could not understand why people were raving a…

How to Load Non-Amazon Books Into Your Kindle

Recently, I gifted books to those loyal members of my VIP list who had  60% or higher open rate to my emails. My gifted books are downloaded through Bookfunnel links which allow you to select a preferred format: Epub, Mobi, or PDF by choosing your reading device. Remember that Epub cannot be read on a Kindle.

Claiming my gifted book from Bookfunnel is easy, but getting the book into your Kindle device requires a little know-how. There are 3 different methods you can use.
    a. You can do it the Bookfunnel way by installing the Bookfunnel App.
    b. You can do it the Amazon way by installing the Send to Kindle App.
    c. You can do it your way by Emailing the book file to your Kindle.

I find that the Send to KindleApp way is the easiest, but the Bookfunnel App is the nicest because it places your book in the Kindle's library along with all your other books.


Bookfunnel will ask you to download the Bookfunnel App to your Kindle. This App is very useful, as most free books given directly…

Kindle Unlimited: A Good Deal or Not?

I am almost done with my trial FREE Month membership of Kindle Unlimited. I had been fighting the urge to try it for a long time.It only amounts to pennies a day, and Amazon claims you can read all you want for free. That is truly not correct. You can read all you want for $9.99 a month. To an avid reader like me, this could turn out to be a great deal.
Before trying the service, I took inventory of my reading expenditures. In the last six months, I spent $150.69 in paid books. That averages out to $25.12 a month (the amount does not include taxes). Compare that to $9.99 for KU, and KU seems like a great deal. However, a little analysis is necessary.
Of my total expenditure, $131.79 was for books by authors who are not offering their books on KU. Most of those authors are published by traditional publishing houses, but some are self-published authors too.
My entire collection of Elizabeth Peter’s Amelia Peabody Mysteries is not available on KU. I paid for Game of Thrones, J.R. Ward’…

Rose is Back!

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The 3rd volume of Vampires in the Mist was released today, March 15th. If you have not yet read the first two volumes, Once Chosen and Veil of Mist, now is the time to hurry and pick them up.

In A Raven for a Crow, book 3, Rose is in more trouble than ever. Captured by the legendary witch Ygraine and delivered to the mad monk Savilla, our girl finds herself fighting a battle not only for her life, but for the survival of an entire coven of vampires!




Vampires in the Mist is a steamy, scintillating, action-packed, paranormal urban fantasy. Vampires, witches, terror, and passion are all in a day in the life of Rose from Miami.

Pick up the series, settle down with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and begin the adventure of your life!







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Free Book?

Does the offer of a Free Book entice you to join a mailing list?
Once you get your book, what is your most likely action?
Pertaining to the book. a.I read the book immediately. b.I read the book in a few days. c.I add the book to my immense collection of freebies and may someday read it.
Pertaining to the membership. d.I immediately unsubscribe from the list because I agreed to sign up, not to stay. e.I wait a reasonable time (a month) before I unsubscribe. f.I stay with the membership because I’m interested in the author. g.I stay with the membership hoping for more freebies.
Pertaining to emails sent from the author. h.I delete them. i.I have them tagged by the junk filter so I never see them. j.I click on some once in a while. k.I click on each one to see if there are more freebies. l.I click on them because I truly want to hear from the author.

Most self-published authors will likely be surprised at the number of options. I was when I began asking friends, family, and acquaintances about the topic.…

Sex . Yes or No?

No, I am not offering!

My question is spurred by my own reading experience. Yesterday, I picked up a little reverse harem paranormal romance that had been sitting in my to-read list for months. It has a very nice cover, a tastefully suggestive title, and an author who is described as "an international best-selling romance author, Amazon Top 100 Author..."

I spent a pleasant couple of hours reading the short book which is a mix of genres: shifter romance, paranormal, reverse harem, etc. The heroine is the usual lovely, blonde, petite girl on the run from danger. The "male harem" is comprised of four hunky shifter males (cousins and brothers) who rescue and bond with her. They are happy to share her as their wife.

Reverse harem reads usually involve either animal shifter clans or alien worlds, etc. since in our own world the idea of a woman with multiple mates is unacceptable. In my own series, Vampires in the Mist, Rose can have several males because they are vampire…