Man Candy on Writers’ Retreat

Got your attention, did I?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of retreating. That’s right. I, with leaky eyes (first time leaving the littlest), left the kiddos and hubs behind and high tailed it to the lake.

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I met up with my Diamond State Romance Author Gals, and we did some serious writing. Conservatively, we wrote upwards of 50,000 words in an evening and one full day. But adding 5k to my word count wasn’t even the best part of the weekend.

Best Parts of the DSRA Retreat:

  1. Sharing tips of the trade :
  • Facebook page status scheduler! (Yep, that’s what that little clock icon is on the bottom left of your status update. *plants palm to forehead*)
  • Writers’ Police Academy hosted by the real Bones, Kathy Reichs
  • Sisters in Crime; become a member and receive a discount to the WPA
  • Ted Talks
  • Noteability app for editing

2.  Cutting up with eleven other diverse and ridiculously talented ladies

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3.  My boyfriend Hank. I had him eating out of my hand all weekend long!

Hank    4.  Authors’ inspiration files show and tell. Being a relative newbie, I had no idea one   could, in the name of research and character development, collect images of gorgeous MEN people and places in electronic form as a tool to call upon while writing. I’m still struggling with what to name my file; Elysium, Man Candy, WOW…

And at last here’s a little Man Candy. Meet Baine, the hero from my novel in progress. I put in my inspiration folder yesterday. What do you think?

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High Octane Heroes Rave Reviews, Plus Last Tour Stop and Chance to Win

High Octane Heroes is a diverse mix of fantasy fulfilling heroes and the women strong enough to love them! But don’t take my word for it…

Check out this article by PR Web! HOH received four stars from Romantic Times Book Review, and was chosen as Cleis Press’s and Erotica UK’s book of the month, and a top pick from Night Owl Reviews!

Stop by Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess’s blog for the last stop on the HOH tour. I’m giving an interview, and it’s your last chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a HOH hotties calendar!

Everywhere But My Blog

Once again, I’m hopping through cyber space. Yesterday, without internet because, yes, I’m that good, I blogged at the Diamond State Romance Authors about Dating Your Novel; movies and popcorn, and bad break ups.

Today, I’m giving my first authorly interview at Selena Illyria’s! I’m so excited about it, I’ve decided to give a prize too!! Come comment to be entered to win. You’ll also be automatically entered in the GRAND PRIZE drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card…among other things!

High Octane Heroes Blog Tour and Tons of Prizes

Don’t miss these blog dates!! They will be full of fun interviews and great prizes (listed below) along the way!!

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THE STOPS

September 2: MsRomanticReads
September 2: Books to Light Your Fire 
September 3: Reviews by Crystal
September 4: The Reading Addict
September 5: Musings and Ramblings
September 6: Reading In Twilight
September 9: Queen of the Night Reviews
September 9: Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews – Promo Only
September 9: All I Want and More
September 10: Author Accomplice
September 10: Selena Illyria 
September 11: Sharing Links and Wisdom
September 11: Wicked Readings by Tawania
September 12: The Divas of Desire
September 13: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
THE PRIZES

One randomly drawn commenter will win the grand prize package (US only):
* $50 Amazon gift cert, signed copies of Cowboy Lust and Smokin’ Hot Firemen from Delilah
* Tiara from Sabrina York
* A print copy of Under His Skin and a So Inked mug from Sidney Bristol

Individual blog day prizes for randomly drawn commenters will include:
Adele Dubois: a download of REV ME UP
Brindle Chase: an eBook copy of his book Dark is the Night awarded every day of the tour
Delilah: a hand-painted art pendant, a backlist download on her blog day
Elle James: a prize package of books and swag on her blog day
Jenny Lyn: $10 gift card to Amazon or B&N and a copy of her new book
Megan Mitcham: a “hot high-octane guy” calendar
Sabrina York: an eBook of choice from her backlist on the day she blogs
Sidney Bristol: an eBook of choice from her backlist on the day she blogs
Tahira Iqbal: a digital copy of The Merger.