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October 12, 2013

I'm over at Reviewing in Chaos talking about writing pace. Drop by and chat with us! Also, there is a great review (Spoiler warning!) over at Mrs. B's Books!

Keeping Pace with Nora
Mrs. B's Books review of Not Quite Enough
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Published on October 12, 2013 10:17 • 56 views

October 11, 2013

The tour starts today! I will be at more than thirty stops over the next two and a half weeks and we start today by dropping by Cocktails & Books to talk about creating the perfectly flawed character. Drop by and chat with us!
The Perfectly Flawed Hero/Heroine
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Published on October 11, 2013 07:14 • 54 views

October 10, 2013

As my blog tour for Not Quite Enough kicks off tomorrow, I wanted to shout out here what's going on over the next couple of weeks.

As many of your know, Monica's story is now available. My reader response has been amazing.

There will be a three week long Rafflecopter Giveaway going. All you have to do is enter to win by following any one of the items listed below. My newsletter is a must, but most of you are already on it. From there you can tweet, comment and follow to enter to win. And you can do this at each blog you visit...well, one daily anyway.

So let me get you started on a comment or two. I asked this during my release day party on Facebook and it had some amazing items on the list...

Dear reader, if you were stranded on an island what three things would you have to have with you. It's fantasy so work that list!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Published on October 10, 2013 13:41 • 71 views

October 8, 2013

It's release day for Monica and Trent!

Not Quite Enough is the 3rd book in the Not Quite series and has already earned a Top Pick from The Romantic Times Book Reviews.

Monica Mann has made it her life’s work to save lives. After an earthquake and tsunami hit the shores of Jamaica, she volunteers her trauma skills with Borderless Nurses. Calculating and methodical, Monica creates order out of whatever chaos she finds.

Until she finds the perpetually barefoot, impossibly masculine Trent Fairchild. No one can pin him down. No, really. He's a pilot and manages a small fleet of choppers on his adopted island home. Hopelessly drawn to one another, they manage to slip away from the wreckage to get a little closer. And they get a lot closer than expected when aftershocks from the earthquake trap them in their own life-or-death scenario. Paradise has brought them together. Now will it tear them apart?
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Published on October 08, 2013 09:54 • 60 views

October 7, 2013

Preorder Your Copy!Amazon | Kindle | B&N | BAM | BookDepo
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Published on October 07, 2013 06:00 • 70 views

October 6, 2013

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Published on October 06, 2013 06:35 • 49 views

October 5, 2013

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Published on October 05, 2013 12:35 • 84 views

October 1, 2013

We are one week out from the release of Not Quite Enough! There is an excerpt on the Facebook Page and below is another small snippet for you. Enjoy!

Trent stood and shoved his hands in his pockets. “I guess I owe you an apology.”

She leveled her eyes with his. “I guess you do.”

“I’m taking your brother-in-law back to the airport. I’ll be back to get you out of here.”

“I’m busy—”

“According to Tauni, they have enough help tonight so you can get out of here. You’ll get sick yourself at this pace.”

“Fine.” She was too tired to argue. “Now, about that apology . . .”

His eyes walked a slow dance down her frame and back up. Her skin stood on end as if he’d touched her. He leaned forward, placed his lips close to her ear. “My apology needs privacy.”

He walked away . . . again . . . with her rooted in one spot staring. Anticipation shivered up her spine.

Be sure to drop back by here, Facebook, or Twitter Saturday through Monday. Countdown quotes will be coming your way!

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Published on October 01, 2013 10:54 • 131 views

September 22, 2013

I know you've all been waiting an eternity for the next installment of the MacCoinnich Time Travel Series.

While my editors and I finish up the manuscript I thought I'd give you this...

No ordinary hero can save Amber from death…it will take a Highland Protector
Amber MacCoinnich survival depends on her traveling to the twenty first century, or so her mother’s premonition told her. Death taunts Amber and offers peace in her endless pain. Without the mysterious savior her mother spoke of, Amber prepares for death only to wake with a handsome, dark stranger in her bed.
Gavin Kincaid spends his life shifting time in order to preserve and protect the MacCoinnich family and their line even though he’s never met one living MacCoinnich. A haunting portrait of a beautiful woman captures his attention and he embarks on a quest to put a name to the picture. When a colleague vanishes, the time-stream forces Kincaid to the twenty first century where he finds his mystifying woman close to death. His Druid gift can save her, but at what price? And when they both find themselves emotionally linked, the truth behind Kincaid’s heritage just might kill them both. 

November 19, 2013
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Published on September 22, 2013 11:20 • 140 views

September 15, 2013

I had the opportunity to speak at the Orange County RWA Meeting this week. I spent some quality time with my friend Debra Holland, and met several new friends I'm sure I will see over and over again.

I realized more than ever before that our world as authors has seriously shifted. We... authors... are making it known to publishers that without us, books don't exist. For a reader this might sound like a given. But authors for years have thought that without a 'publisher' they didn't have an outlet for their creativity.

What a crock!

Without authors there are no books...there are no movies...there is no written fiction. Yes, the process in which a book makes it to the marketplace used to take a village within a publisher's network...but not any longer.

I'm a huge advocate for self publishing. That isn't to say that I don't believe that a larger distribution that can be obtained with a publisher isn't smart for some authors...but if an author has a book that 'isn't quite right' for the mainstream public, should that book be forgotten? No! It should be published and read. Let the readers decide if it's readable or not.

I'm about to launch my 5th time travel novel... AKA Amber's story, Highland Protector. The offers I received for this series never gave me more money than I was making in a few short months on this series. I've been told that 'these type' of books just don't sell.

Well... the hell! No only do my readers love these books, every day my assistant and I are plagued with letters asking when the next book is coming. Amber's story may not make the NYT's... or the USA Today's bestsellers list... but it will continue the story I started telling four years ago and my readers want it. And by damn it will sell. Why? Because there are plenty of reader who want this book.

What makes the world of fiction so much richer now is the fact that so many books are published. Yes, some self published books should have stayed inside the authors computer...but some... holy hell, some reach the level of awesome many of us only dream of making. Those authors should be praised for breaking the ceiling of fiction.

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Published on September 15, 2013 19:55 • 114 views