Friday, November 30, 2007

My Christmas gift to you!

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Despite deserve a gift.

So, go to my website, and download a copy of Mail Order Mama, a historical Christmas short story.

Then, while you are there...check out my contest page and find out how to be entered to win either the entire set of 12 Days of Christmas releases from Cobblestone Press OR an e-book a month for the entire year!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Fun Free Read

Only have a minute?

My "other" self has a piece of flash fiction appearing at LitBits this week (11/25-12/01)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dear Santa

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Santa and I are setting up the details of my Christmas contest. But I don't know what's on your list. So, between now and November 30th, stop by and vote for what you'd like to find under the tree this year from me!

If you're not a member of my mailing list (and would like to be)...There's a click to join Making Mischief button on the right sidebar.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mojave Moon

Plodding away on my first time travel novella. TJ Killian invited me to write this story a few months ago. It will be part of THE VEIL series at Dark Eden Press.

Some say there are portals on this earth.
Strange places where the veil is thin between today and all the yesterdays in history.

Be forewarned, they open at any moment, the gossamer thin barrier shattered asunder.

Once you are through, there is no coming back.

Can you survive a step through The Veil?

Mojave Moon is a story from my heart...the original concept was written down in one of my notebooks in 1997! I'm intimately familiar with the place I'm writing about (I live less than 10 miles away). I originally wanted to use real people for this story, but decided THEIR stories were so much bigger than life that they'd overpower my little tale. So, although if you are looking closely enough, you can easily recognize some of the people, all the names have been changed to protect the guilty. ;-)

My heroine is on the search for her past...she never expected to fall right into it! But there she is...and, oh, the lies she's going to have to tell when it becomes obvious she isn't who everyone thinks she is! And mixed into the all the romance is my typical touch of paranormal -- and wouldn't you know it -- there's a killer on the loose too!

I grew up an Air Force brat, my dad was actually in the Army Air Corp before it became the US Air Force. As a result of us moving so often when I was a child, I was determined never to fall in love with anyone in the service.
But as I'm writing Mojave Moon, I'm finding myself falling in love with my hero, Jake Sands, an officer in the US Army Air Corps in 1943. Hopefully my readers will love him too!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans Day Tribute

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Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

— John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Friday, November 9, 2007

First Draft in 30 Days

Join Karen Wiesner on November 10, 2007 as she discusses her book First Draft in Thirty Days in the Cobblestone Main Street Community College. Karen will also participate in a Q & A session with forum members. Those participating in the discussion will be entered into a drawing to receive a free copy of First Draft in Thirty Days!

Karen will also hold a contest for an autographed copy of the book!

Community College URL:

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Desperately Seeking...

A Title

Fellow author, Jackie Barbosa, is running a title contest. She has a blurb on her blog and the book needs a title. Now...I suck at titles...but perhaps you can do better.

Hop on over to her blog, read the blurb, and give her some title suggestions! Next Monday, from everyone who comments, she'll draw a random winner to win a $5 Cobblestone Press gift certificate.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Another Early Christmas Gift

Getting cover art for upcoming books is like getting gifts. I wait until the last possible moment to rip the paper off (open the e-mail).

This one is stunning. It was designed by Rene Lyons and it truly captures the whimsical nature of the story. I'm hoping to update my website a little later this week to all my new covers and excerpts.

Until there -- here's the blurb for Opportunity Knocks. It'll be coming to Dark Eden Press on 1 January 2008!

Opportunity Knocks by Ericka Scott

When all of faerie godmother Zuzanna’s guardianships go bust, the crown prince Foster threatens to exile her and strip her of her powers. Instead, she flees the kingdom to settle in a spot no one would ever look – Chicago, Illinois.

Single father Phillip Denton has a problem; he needs a nanny, and fast. His son, Jamie, isn’t a bad kid; he’s just got a mischievous streak as wide as Lake Michigan. Something his nannies seldom appreciate. Hiring Zuzanna seems like a stroke of luck. She’s cute, sexy, and even likes snakes.

Despite her intentions of learning to live life as a mortal, she didn’t count on all the hazards she’d encounter. How do mortals deal with traffic congestion, housework, and a pet snake named Gertie without using a little magick?

But the biggest temptation is Phillip himself. He awakens longings in her that she’s helpless to resist. But playing with magick is like playing with fire. And it leads Prince Foster straight to her.

Using a little magick of his own, Foster reveals Zuzanna’s true identity and demands she return to the Kingdom. That’s when she realizes Phillip and Jamie paid too high a price for a little faerie magick and she can’t ask them to give up any more for her. And now they know exactly what she is, she can never come back.

Or can she?

Monday, November 5, 2007


I'm blogging over at Fanlit Forever on the Romance Roundtable in celebration of the one year anniversary!

Come visit, leave a comment, check out the forum boards , enter a contest, win prizes (today's prize is a $15 GC from Amazon for just commenting on the blog. I'm going to sweeten that deal and offer a $10 gift certificate for comment on my blog and or forum thread. I'll draw a winner at the end of the Anniversary celebration), and make some new friends.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

4-Star Review of Postcards from the Dead

Here's what Karen Haas had to say:

Postcards from the Dead is a fun paranormal read, perfect for Halloween. The main characters Cassie and Drew as well as the secondary characters, such as Cassie's sister, Rosalie and her fiance Kyle, are very realistic and endearing. There is nothing like stepping into the paranormal realm to stress a person to their very limits and reveal their true metal...Don't miss this delightfully spooky read.

Thanks Karen!

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