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October 11, 2010

Now that the winners have responded, I can announce the FIREWALKER ARC winners. Thanks to all who participated--I had to collate hundreds of posts, tweets, emails, blogger posts, Goodreads posts etc. and then my dh drew names from all those. Without further ado, the winners are:

Meg Varhalmi
Michelle Bledsoe

Watch this space for more contests starting OCTOBER 15 when I begin the final countdown to Firewalker's release (Nov 2).

Thank you all!
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Published on October 11, 2010 12:13 • 80 views

October 4, 2010

I'm taking comments, FB posts, tweets, and emails until Sat. Oct. 9 in a FIREWALKER ARC giveaway. Win it before you can buy it! I will be drawing the winners on Oct. 10, after I do the Race for the Cure (and sit down and recover). Post if you wanna win! FIREWALKER (Book 2 of the Stormwalker series) is out November 2!!
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Published on October 04, 2010 09:58 • 510 views

September 18, 2010

I'm seriously pleased that FIREWALKER (releasing in November) is already getting some great reviews. Publisher's Weekly gave it a very nice writeup, and I just saw that Romantic Times gave it a 4.5 star, Top Pick! Lovely! I can't post any snippets, because the reviews haven't been published yet, but they're nice. I'm pleased!
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Published on September 18, 2010 09:33 • 100 views

August 4, 2010

Certificates for the Passionate Plume (my dh had to take a pic). The first place award itself is a silver quill and inkwell pendant. I got two. I'd not had the opportunity to put my erotic romances into a contest until this year, and I'm thrilled by the result!
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Published on August 04, 2010 17:00 • 98 views

July 31, 2010

I am still at Nationals--one more day! So if you've emailed me and I haven't replied, this is why. I'll be catching up next week. Having a great time, seeing all my friends--Carolyn Jewel, Jade Lee, Regina Scott, Bonnie Vanak, and many more.
On Thursday night, my Allyson James self won a couple Passionate Plume award (Passionate Ink Chapter):

1st place, futuristic: Tales of the Shareem: Calder
1st place, paranormal: Mortal Seductions
2nd place, paranormla: Mortal Temptations
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Published on July 31, 2010 13:07 • 41 views

July 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 28 5:30-7:30PM "Readers for Life" Literacy autographing. Open to the Public. Dolphin Hotel at the Swan and Dolphin resort, Orlando.

I have been told I'll have STORMWALKER and LADY ISABELLA'S SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE and/or possibly Shareem: AIDEN & KY (I never really know what I'll have until I sit down at the table.)

If you don't see me sitting as ALLYSON JAMES check under JENNIFER ASHLEY.

All proceeds from this signing go to literacy. The publishers are donating the books--keep your...
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Published on July 24, 2010 07:33 • 41 views

July 14, 2010

Yesterday, Ellora's Cave released Tales of the Shareem: Aiden & Ky in print!! With a beautiful new cover! It is orderable here:

Also, EC tells me I will have this book available at the literacy signing at RWA Nationals (on Wed. 28th, 5:00-7:00 PM, Orlando, FL; Swan and Dolphin resort).

Yay! I have been wanting to see this book in print for some time. Very excited it's finally out.
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Published on July 14, 2010 10:23 • 36 views

July 1, 2010

I've faithfully watched all episodes of all seasons of TB thus far, and as I watched the latest episode, I got to thinking about color. It might just be HBO's broadcast, or my television, but TB has a black-and-white feel, with touches of color to emphasize certain characters or to play with viewer emotion.

For example, the vampires mostly wear black, white, silver, and shades of gray, with the few touches of color in their clothes or settings being red. See the pic of Eric here (with Pam? or ...
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Published on July 01, 2010 10:36 • 51 views

June 25, 2010

Tales of the Shareem: Eland, a short story in the Shareem series, is now available FREE on Kindle:

Click here to go to Eland on Amazon

If Barnes & Noble is more your thing, it's there too:

A little taste of the Shareem and and intro to the series!
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Published on June 25, 2010 15:13 • 48 views

May 21, 2010

WeddingI've been so juiced about STORMWALKER and the great reader response to it (Thank You!) that I haven't talked about my JUNE release!

Next month (out June 1), a treat for my er-otic romance fans: "Mortal Sensations" comes out in the anthology WEDDING FAVORS.

"Mortal Sensations" is loosely connected to the Mortal series (I mention previous characters in the wedding scene, but it's a standalone story.)

The hero is Thomas Dupree, brother to Leon and Remy from Mortal Seductions. Thomas runs a courier business with his fourth brother, Marc, out of New Orleans, and he's been in love with socialite Madison Rainey for years, but believes the lifestyle he has chosen keeps her out of reach.

Madison, who designs much-sought-after crazy hats for a living, is desperate to keep the old house her grandmother left her (some say her grandmother was a voodoo witch, and that the house contains a secret). She's also been yearning for Thomas, but she hasn't seen much of him since their one disastrous date nine years ago.

She warms when Thomas approaches her at the wedding, then chills when he shows interest only in her house. When the villain of the piece threatens to force Madison from the house, she storms away in rage. Finding a fountain in a hidden garden, she makes a wish--for one night of wild no-holds-barred passion that will make her forget her troubles.

Little does she know that a demigod seeking redemption--Alexi, son of Eros--is listening. Alexi decides to grant her wish. He'll get the delicious Madison and Thomas together, which will be the final act that allows him to return home. But first, he's going to show them how to live . . .

WEDDING FAVORS is out with Berkley Heat, and features stories by Nikita Black (Nina Bruhns) and Sheri Whitefeather. Amazon:
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Published on May 21, 2010 11:14 • 194 views • Tags: allyson-james, mortal-sensations, wedding-favors