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After Midnight - Black Phoenix #1

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December 28, 2012

Friday Quickie

25 quickie facts about Lyndi Alexander:

Birthday? April 1
Favorite color? Midnight blue
Favorite animal? tiger
Siblings? Just imaginary friends
Favorite drink? Irish coffee
If you were a jelly bean flavor, what flavor would you be? Something fruity
Favorite author? Stephen King
Favorite dish? Veal marsala
Ice cream flavor? Butter pecan
Favorite Season? autumn
Plotter or pantser? plotter
Hobbies? Mostly writing, some reading too
Dream vacation? To the moon, Alice!
Favorite TV show? Firefly
Musical preference? Something to dance to
Pet peeve? People who lie
Favorite place to write? Near a window with a great view
Favorite song? Girls Run the World
Odd family fact? I’ve been raising children for forty years
Unforgettable moment? When my first baby was born
Favorite Superhero? Aquaman; someone’s got to love him
Spicy or not? Sure!
Cat or dog? cat
Favorite candy bar? Reese’s
Favorite guilty pleasure? Dessert

Summarize your book Twitter style – 140 characters or less: 

A news reporter investigates when womens’ bodies begin to turn up and finds the trail leads to her own doctors’ office. Can she avoid being the next victim?


To learn more about Lyndi Alexander and her writing, please visit her blog:

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

To all of my readers...what a blessing it is to be able to run this blog and be so immersed in the reading world. I am thankful for many things today, one of them being each and every person that stops by to check out my little corner of the "virtual world."
Merry Christmas and may you all have a happy and healthy 2013!

December 22, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop Winners

For my blog contest the winner was...commenter #11, LEENA7...she won a music note latte mug, a music note ornament, and an eCopy of my contemporary romance, After Midnight! (Look for an email from me)

Now for the grand prize! The winner of the Kindle Fire HD is Shannon Bereza! (Shannon will be contacted by the host of this hop, Tabitha Blake)

All winners where chosen using Random.org

December 21, 2012

Friday Quickie

25 quickie facts about Tiffany N. York: 

Birthday? February 6th
Favorite color? Black
Favorite animal? Cat
Siblings? A half-brother and a half-sister 20 years younger
Favorite drink? Coffee with heavy cream/no sugar
If you were a jelly bean flavor, what flavor would you be? Tutti-Frutti
Favorite author? Jennifer Crusie
Favorite dish? I could eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Ice cream flavor? Haggen Daaz Strawberry
Favorite Season? Summer
Plotter or pantser? I used to be a plotter, but now…?
Hobbies? Reading, Gardening, Googling time-wasting topics
Dream vacation? Staying in a grass hut over the water in Bora Bora
Favorite TV show? Friends
Musical preference? Anything I can dance to, and 80s rock
Pet peeve? Typos
Favorite place to write? Wherever there is silence
Favorite song? Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses
Odd family fact? Nothing odd; just dysfunctional like everyone else.
Unforgettable moment? My son popping out after 18 hours of back labor
Favorite superhero? Catwoman
Spicy or not? Nose-running, eyes-watering spicy
Cat or dog? I have a diva Chihuahua and lottsa cats
Favorite candy bar? Lindt Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate balls
Favorite guilty pleasure? Watching Family Guy and American Dad. It’s so raunchy!

Summarize your book Twitter style – 140 characters or less:

41 plus 25 equals a summer fling that turns into much more…


To learn more about Tiffany and her writing, please visit her website: 

December 19, 2012

Amber Kallyn's Birthday Bash

Welcome to Amber Kallyn’s Birthday Bash. We’ve got some great giveaways for you to win!

I love the holidays, but not necessarily having my birthday fall smack dab in the middle of them, LOL. But this year, I’d like to do something special for my readers. Over 25 authors and bloggers have come together to celebrate my 24th birthday (I won’t mention how many years I’ve turned 24 again ;)

We have some wonderful prizes, and all you have to do is leave a comment at the participating blogs to win. Easy.

And don’t forget, Bloodstorm (Heart of a Vampire, Book 1) is currently free right now for an early present : )

Grand Prize:

One commenter will win their choice of a NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight or a Kindle Paperwhite (Up to $140 value)

Ebooks from the following Authors:
  • Paloma Beck (Coming Home, Contemporary romance) 
  • Jami Grey (Shadow’s Edge and Shadow’s Soul, Urban fantasy) 
  • Zrinka Jelic (Paranormal romance) 
  • Christine Fairchild (An Eye For Danger, romantic suspense) 
  • Marian Lanouette (If I Fail, Mystery) 
  • Sylvia Hubbard (5 Ebooks) 
  • Kenra Daniels (Safe Heart and Kassern, Paranormal romance) 

A $40 Gift card to either Amazon or B and N

Plus, there will be giveaways at some of the other blogs : )

How to win:

The contest is open from Dec 19th to Saturday the 22nd. Hop to all the blogs. The winner will be chosen from the commenters on all participating blogs. Leave a comment at each blog for additional entries to win. That simple : ) Winner will be drawn on Sunday the 23rd.

Enjoy meeting new authors and book bloggers, and good luck on winning the Birthday Bash Prizes.


Cynthia Arsuaga 
Gemma Murray
Keira Kohl
Kenra Daniels
Lynn Chantale
Elise Vancise 
Mona Karel
Lynda Kaye Frazier
Sylvia Hubbard
Marian Lanouette
Jami Gray
KE Saxon
Harlie’s Book Blog 
Dianne Venetta
Christina Ricci
Cassandra Carr 
Deb Sanders
Shauna S. Roberts
Danita Minnis
Kelly Whitley
Sarah Grimm
Zrinka Jelic
Sherry Gloag
M. S. Spencer
Christine Fairchild
Paloma Beck

December 17, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop

Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting! You can find the list of participating authors, rules and instructions HERE.

Happy Holidays! I love this time of year! Not because of the gifts or the giving, the delighted children or the family gatherings. Not because of the sappy holiday movies, the caroling, and most especially not because of the cold and snow of a Michigan winter. No, I love this time of year because the day job that works me sixty hours a week in the summer, trickles down to about ten hours a week immediately after the holidays and continues this way through the beginning of March. Yup, it's at this time of year I get to spend long days relaxing with my husband, and long nights with the heroes of my current works in progress. What, you think it should be the other way around? *grin*

In the spirit of holiday giving, I'm awarding one random Secret Santa Blog Hop participant a prize package: A beautiful music note latte mug, a music note ornament, and an eCopy of my award winning contemporary romance, After Midnight.

Entering to win is easy. Just leave me a comment that includes your name, email address, and what you love most about the holidays.

Want even more entries into the Kindle Fire HD giveaway? Here's how to get three: You get one entry for following my blog, one for leaving a comment and one for answering my question.

Question: Sarah loves the cold and snow of Michigan winters. True or false?

Don't forget to return to the main page for the rest of the Secret Santa Blog Hop. Good luck!!


December 14, 2012

Friday Quickie

25 quickie facts about Kathryn Knight: 

Birthday? January 13th
Favorite color? Garnet Red
Favorite animal? Cat
Siblings? A brother and a sister
Favorite drink? Coffee
If you were a jelly bean flavor, what flavor would you be? Coconut
Favorite author? Can’t choose just one!
Favorite dish? Cajun blackened tuna
Ice cream flavor? Edy’s French Silk
Favorite Season? Summer
Plotter or pantser? Combo
Hobbies? Reading, Fitness, Gardening
Dream vacation? A private cruise with family and friends
Favorite TV show? Seinfeld
Musical preference? 80s
Pet peeve? Being called Kathy
Favorite place to write? Kitchen island
Favorite song? Edge of Seventeen
Odd family fact? I found (and bought) a trunk made by my great-great grandfather on ebay.
Unforgettable moment? The day of “the call”
Favorite superhero? Edward Cullen, lol
Spicy or not? Very spicy
Cat or dog? We have both
Favorite candy bar? Lindt Dark Chocolate
Favorite guilty pleasure? Naps

Summarize your book Twitter style – 140 characters or less:

Former friends reunite at Silver Lake to solve an old mystery; as paranormal events escalate, Rain and Jason get a second chance at romance.


To learn more about Kathryn and her writing, please visit her blog:

December 11, 2012

Deadly Trilogy Boxed Set by Alexa Grace

From bestselling new author Alexa Grace, The Deadly Trilogy, three books with non-stop suspense and a healthy dose of toe-curling passion will have you holding your breath from the first page to the last.

Deadly Offerings - Book One - Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest living on a wind farm left to her by her ex's mother. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her! And how can she be falling in love with the hot attorney who represented her ex-husband in their divorce proceedings?

Deadly Deception - Book Two- Enter the disturbing world of illegal adoptions, baby trafficking and murder with new detective Lane Hansen and private investigator Frankie Douglas. Going undercover as husband and wife, Lane and Frankie struggle to keep their relationship strictly professional as their sizzling passion threatens to burn out of control. Can they keep passion in control long enough to take down two murderers?

Deadly Relations - Book Three - Detective Jennifer Brennan, still haunted by her abduction five years before, devotes her life to serve and protect others. Love is the last thing on her mind, but will it find her after three young women go missing and are found murdered on her watch and she vows to find the killer — or die trying.

Alexa Grace's Deadly Trilogy Boxed Set - With more than 600 five-star reviews, it's time for you to discover the three Deadly Trilogy books: Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception and Deadly Relations.


“Lane, I know you’re ready to do undercover work, but with this case I need two cops who can pose as a married couple. Unfortunately, we’ve got three women on the team. One is built like a linebacker and the other two are pregnant."

“Sir, for this case, why don’t we go outside the department? I know a Private Investigator who can handle herself on a job like this."

Newly appointed Sheriff Tim Brennan’s brows drew together in a suspicious expression. “What’s the PI’s name?”

“Frankie Douglas. I worked with her last year on the Charles Beatty serial killer case. She’s a former sharpshooter for the Army.”

“Is this the same Frankie Douglas you shot?” Lane’s face flushed with the guilt he still felt about the shooting. “Yes, sir. It was an accident. We were heading down the stairs of Beatty’s cellar to apprehend him when one of the steps gave way and when I fell my gun went off and hit Frankie.”

“Has Frankie Douglas done police work before?”

“I heard she’s a former detective.”

“I think I’ve heard about her. Isn’t she a pretty tall blonde woman?”

“Oh, she’s smokin’ hot. Think Victoria Secret hot.”

“Is that right? Do you have a personal thing going with Ms. Douglas?”

“No sir. Strictly professional.” Of course, if he’d had a chance, he’d have made in personal in 2.5 seconds.

Brennan glared at Lane then picked up his phone and dialed a number. “Hello, Frankie, this is Uncle Tim. I may have a job for you. Would you please drop by my office?”

Alexa Grace's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her dream of writing books -- her dream since childhood. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida. She's a member of Romance Writers of America (national) as well as the Florida Chapter. Alexa Grace is listed in the top ten of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She was recently named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway. Her books Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception, and Deadly Relations have consistently been listed in the top ten of Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books. All three books are available in Alexa Grace's Deadly Trilogy boxed set.

Her writing support team includes five Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and emails from readers.

Deadly Holiday, published in November 2012, is her holiday-themed romantic suspense novella, featuring all her Deadly Trilogy characters.

Profile of Evil, the first book of the Profile Trilogy will be available in spring 2013.


December 8, 2012

December Blurb Extravaganza! Open Promo

Some of you may recall that I routinely open my blog to other romance authors to promote their new releases. Yes? Well, I had planned to do it again this month, but seeing as Christmas is a mere 17 days away, I thought I would change things up a bit this month and invite romance authors to post about their books whether or not the book is a new release. I don't know about you, but I love the romance genre and am always on the lookout for great romances, even if they're years past their release date.

So...Welcome to December's Blurb Extravaganza!  Tell me about your book. Do you have a current or upcoming release? An older release? This month I'm not concerned with release dates, just great romances! After all, what's better than a stocking full of books?

Please put you blurb in the comments section of this post and follow these few pesky rules:
  • The book has to be a romance. I don't care what genre romance, but my readership is romance so we're going to give them what they love.
  •  You can post for yourself or you can post about a fabulous book you can't wait to get your hands on and you think we should all run out and buy.
  • Have a favorite romance? One you've read over and over again?  I'd love to hear about it.
  • Also, I reserve the right to delete a post if it promotes objectionable content. (incest, rape, etc.)
Simple enough, right? Post away!

December 7, 2012

Friday Quickie

25 quickie facts about Christine Elaine Black: 

Birthday? December 7
Favorite color? Plum
Favorite animal? Leopard
Siblings? 3 brothers
Favorite drink? Tea
If you were a jelly bean flavor, what flavor would you be? Chocolate Amaretto
Favorite author? Pauline Gedge (Ancient Historical)
Favorite dish? Stir Fry
Ice cream flavor? Neopolitan
Favorite Season? Fall/Autumn
Plotter or Pantser? Pantser (mostly)
Hobbies? Reading, writing, musical theatre
Dream vacation? Tour the Mediterranean
Favorite TV show? History Channel
Musical preference? Broadway Musicals
Pet peeve? Not enough hours in the day to write
Favorite place to write? At home, at night
Favorite song? Can't pick a favorite song - so many great ones
Odd family fact? My parents lived in the same house for 50 years - wow.
Unforgettable moment? My daughter's stage debut
Favorite Superhero? The everyday hero
Spicy or not? Spicy romance but not food
Cat or dog? Love cats but allergic.... :(
Favorite candy bar? Mars Bar
Favorite guilty pleasure? Daydreaming about my handsome main characters

Summarize your book Twitter style – 140 characters or less:

Carissa distrusts the handsome soldier who rescues her son. Can Maximus win Carissa before fear and revenge tear them apart forever?


To learn more about Christine Elaine Black and her writing please visit her blog: