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The Hot as Hell Sale - Grab The Heckmasters!

I'm traveling this weekend, but I wanted to give y'all the heads up. The Heckmaster brothers can be yours for only 99 cents from today through the 23rd. That's right--four low, low priced days for Heckmaster happiness.

Get them while they're hot. Oh, hell. Who am I kidding? They're always hot!

Don't forget that Hell & Gone (aka Tell) was RONE Award nominated. So you don't have to take my word for that these are books worth the read.

Get 'em on the 'Zon. And don't forget they're always free on Kindle Unlimited.

Hell & A Hard Place
Hell & Back
Hell & Gone


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Hot Heckmaster News

Yesterday I was eating lunch when I got the coolest email of the week. Tell (The Heckmasters, Book 3) was nominated in the Paranormal Short category for a RONE Award. The RONE Awards are held by InD'tale magazine. Books that receive 4 stars or better are nominated.

It feels pretty sweet. I had a hard time writing Tell because I didn't want to finish the series. I love my Heckmaster boys, and Tell in particular because a whole lot me went into him.

Of course, as you may know, Tell (The Heckmasters) is no longer available for sale because it's now Hell & Gone (The Heckmasters). With it's purty new cover and you get that awesome alternate ending in the Kindle version. Having a "director's cut" in a book is a first for me and it was fun, even though the alternate ending is sad. Get your tissues ready.

Just for giggles, here are the links to all three books. And they're always free on KU. You can't beat that deal.

Hell & A Hard Place
Hell & B…

They're Alive!

After a couple of weeks that feel very long (and an aching neck from bending over my laptop so much), I finally got The Convict and the Cattleman, The Wrong Brother's Bride, and Reclaiming Her Heart back on Amazon yesterday.

I have to admit, I was daunted by the prospect of reading through The Convict and the Cattleman again. I didn't wait long after I finished The Wrong Brother's Bride, but I was practically moaning about it. You know, it was one of my first books and I expected it to be bad (I had a great editor, what was I thinking?). It surprised me. That books is awesome and after three years of not looking at it, I was like, the heck? Who wrote this? It's magnificent. And it truly is. There was a part in it in which I killed a character and I have always regretted it. So, I may have reworked it a bit. You'll have to read it to find out. Ha ha. You can get it at Amazon now and it's free on KU.

I did some updating to The Wrong Brother's Bride too. It was…

A Beast of a Deal

It probably doesn't come as any surprise that Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite, hands-down, no contest fairy tale. What's not to love? Smart heroine, cranky hero, both transformed by the power of love. 
Why would I fight the urge to write a novel based on that fairy tale? Well, I wouldn't because that would be silly. However, to make a realistic version, I had to make some tweaks. There can't be any singing candlesticks in a historical novel. Although that would make a great paranormal. But I didn't go there.
Instead, I chose to yank that puppy out of France and set it in a place that's near and dear to me: Eureka Springs, AR. Instead of a rose, our heroine needs water. She's not thirsty, I promise. She needs it because Eureka Springs has long been noted for its many springs and the healing quality of these mineral-infused waters. She doesn't want it for herself. Not to make herself beautiful or relaxed or whatever the hundreds of excuses pe…

Take Cover!

The White People Almost Kissing collection is back! I wouldn't want anyone to get the idea that these aren't romance novels, after all. 
Similar to the old cover, this one captures the same couple, but in a different pose with a lighter background and a baby horse. This is my most favorite historical romance I've written and I think the cover came out just beautifully, because I am amazing, obviously. My cover artist did the hard work though. I just picked out the images. It's bright and happy...even though some parts of the story are kind of dark. But it very much reminds me of a summer day in the Ozarks. And it captures the hat--which was an important element in the story--and the horses, which were a bonding moment for the hero and heroine.

 This one. This one just came out super awesome and captures everything I was going for in this book. I had another stock couple picked out for this one, because I really liked the woman, but the guy was shirtless and it didn'…

So This Is It

It's hard to pinpoint exactly how I feel. Not as relieved as I imagined. A little sad. Happy, but sad. It's about fifty-fifty right now.

I asked for the rights back to The Convict and the Cattleman, The Wrong Brother's Bride, and Reclaiming Her Heart at the end of December. Finally, yesterday, I got the letter in the mail releasing me from Kensington's Lyrical line.

As an author (or any kind of artist who wants to share their media with the world), you wait for the moment when you hit it big. When the announcement came that Lyrical was selling to Kensington, this seemed like the break-through. Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled to sign with Samhain, a house known for its quality books. Samhain was one of my dream houses. Signing with Kensington was a huge deal. New York house for little ol' me? Awesome. You can read all about it in the January '14 posts.

Turns out I'm a bit of a Red Riding Hood. By which I mean, I got lost in the woods. Writing for the …

A Very Lawless Playlist

One of my favorite things when I got serious about writing Lawless was the music I listened to as the world unfolded. To be honest, one of the songs that really got me thinking about Lawless and a character who could be given a chance to redeem his past was Aerosmith's "Kiss Your Past Goodbye". It's a song about a hooker, sure, but it's also about redemption. That title would have made a cool tagline for the book, except I went other places with it.

I did bookmarks for Lawless and on the back instead of the blurb, I put the top five songs I listened to while writing. Here's the full list:

Kiss Your Past Goodbye - Aerosmith

Cold Hearted Man - AC/DC

Don't Cry - GNR

Dust in the Wind - Kansas

Bad Company - Bad Company

Renegade - Styx

Wheel in the Sky - Journey

Someday Never Comes - CCR

Knockin' on Heaven's Door - GNR

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin

The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Waitin' 'Round to Die - Whitney Morgan

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum