Pre-Order Ebook Midnight Assassin


If a paperback isn’t your preference in today’s digital world, you can now put in a pre-order for my new character novella, Midnight Assassin, by going here.

Pre-orders will be taken until the release date Sept 30. Don’t wait – get on the list and be among the first to receive the ebook.

Help me spread the word by telling your friends please? If they like vampires, adventure, and something a little different in the vampire genre, this might be the kind of fun they’re looking for.

And as always, I would be grateful for a review on both Goodreads and Amazon. I appreciate your continued support!

The paperback is already available if you are a bibliophile like me!

Thank you! More soon!


Book Review – Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf

Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf (Black Swan) (Volume 4)Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf (Black Swan) by Victoria Danann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another winner by Victoria Danann. This is book 4 in the Black Swan saga and I enjoyed it. As with the last book, there are several plots that require adept handling. Danann does that with ease. I confess it throws me a little when I have to switch rather abruptly but it works in the end.

This one deals with the werewolves and their future. The king of the wolves has a serious choice to make and, as with the other books, he meets his “lady love” (his love at first sight) and pursues. Each book does tend to go the same way with the “fall in love aspect” as all the others and that is why I can’t give this 5 stars. It is too predictable.

However, Danann’s ability to craft a tale is very smooth and I enjoy her storytelling. I’ve already cracked Book 5 and though I think I know how the story will begin and proceed, it is who will be affected and how that intrigues me! One thing I give kudos to Danann for – all her books tie together beautifully.

Give this series a try and I think you’ll agree that this best-selling Indie Author is worth your time.
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New Press Release for book!

My book, Paper Bones, will be shown by my publisher at the 2014 Book Expo America in New York City, May 29-31, featured in the New Title Showcase. I’m very excited about this because the BEA is the largest book trade fair in the country, with agents, publishers, media, book sellers, bookstores and other authors attending from around the world! And the New Title Showcase gets major attention with only a limited number of titles (around 1000); more, this year the showcase will be on the ground floor next to the author signings! This increases the visibility by the normal foot traffic ten-fold.

Today, in preparation of this event now only three weeks away, a new press release hit the wires. Here is a link if you’d like to see (and it is helpful to read if you are doing your own PR or helping your publishing company with words for you).

The book’s been out for ten months but you never stop with your PR.  Advertising and promotion is an exhausting and ongoing responsibility.

By the way, if you’ve picked up your copy of Paper Bones, I thank you and hope you’ll leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, I hope you’ll consider getting a copy. I do think you’ll like it, even if poetry isn’t your “thing.” You might be pleasantly surprised.

And just so you’ll know, I’m hard at work on final edits of another book of poetry hoping to be out in the fall. Vampire lovers can rejoice – – this one will be for you!  And I’ll be following that up with a vampire novel. Sneak peeks to come!

Yours Between the Lines,

Book Publishing and Publicity News

Good morning all! Lots of bits and pieces to share, so let’s get started.

Hopefully, you’ve seen that my poetry book is published and now available for purchase at Authorhouse (tho web site has technical problems), Amazon and other place. Part of the publication process included receipt of an “author’s copy” of each style of book. That means I get an AC of my hardback and softback. Those have not come just yet. However!  My husband ordered a book from Amazon the moment we were told the book was live. It came Thursday and I’ve looked at it. Big smiles. Took a picture of him reading his copy. And he’s gotten very possessive of it too. (picture was posted to Twitter)

He's reading MY book!

He’s reading MY book!

I still can’t get over the lovely cover (by Sean Foley and his model was wife Jill).  The cover is very polished and totally original. I plan to enter the cover and book into several awards.

But it was fun to write my publisher and tell them I saw my book before I even have my copy. Too funny.  Looks good too, so you can purchase yours with confidence.

Not so with the ebook. First, nothing was said to me about “special” ebook formatting or anything I needed to know that made ebooks “different.”  Needless to say, I purchased an ebook so I could see how it looked. Am not happy with the result. The ebook has some formatting issues making some poems, tho in the book, not appear in the Table of Contents. Some photographs are not with their captions. Footnote numbers are attached to titles instead of being beside the titles. Just formatting errors that need fixing. I’ve already spoken to the designers who have contacted the ebook division, so I am working that issue. If you purchased an ebook (or were planning to), hang on. I will see to it that these items are resolved.  Onward to other areas:

Items I ordered – like launch invitations and raffle gifts for the party – arrived.  I sent out some announcements cards to folks who do not “see” or “read” me online.  Working on my list of places to leave business cards, too.

Another suggestion for new authors — I was told that it helps to leave a copy of your book in reception areas (with permission of the owners), like doctors’ and dentists’ waiting areas. Also, need to connect with the local library, even the chamber of commerce, town hall, and other offices with receptions (like insurance offices, beauty parlours, etc). Never know where you might get a sale from! 

The behind-the-scenes-work is never ending. Waiting on my offiicial press release so I can connect with the local papers. Need a book in hand to go to the library. Finalizing arrangements for some local appearances.  Speaking of actual engagements, authors should try for local ladies groups (garden clubs, reading clubs, foodie meetings) as well as a meet-and-speak at your local libraries. That’s where I’m at for now.

Still working the book trailer. Decided to do a short UTube video of the first book to tide me over. Will show it here when I get that done.

Fun author notes:

I completed my Goodread’s Author page:

I also completed my Amazon Author page:

ON THE DESK:  Still reading book #3 of Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Very good.  When I get some quiet time, reading will continue. 

INKWELL:  Opened my WIP (the mystery novel) and the vampire WIP. Planning on doing the vampire story (stories?) for November’s NaNoWriMo. I can also work on my other stuff too. When the weather changes, I am much more prolific.

Guest Blogger:  Apologies to all for the late delivery of the blogger. I promise to have all posted by Monday.  Between the book coming early, hubby being on vacation this week, getting a patio built this week (and workers running around my yard all day),  I’ve been a wee bit distracted. But I’ll have new stuff for you next week.

Its Saturday. Time to do some laundry, post the #DailyTwitamin on Twitter (hope you are following), clean the bathrooms (oh how I love toity duty), dust and vacuum. Thank goodness I can put on some Justice League for my Saturday morning cartoons (some youthful traditions die hard!) while I polish off the furniture.

BAZING!  In case no one noticed, I changed the BAZING link.  My bff has taken down her last blog and so I decided to highlight blogs I follow which impress me. For now, I hope everyone will take note of The Mess that Is Me. Robbie Cox, a past Guest Blogger here is a delightfully insightful writer. You’ll enjoy him.

FINALLY:  I still don’t understand Facebook. But here’s the link to my Author “page.”  (Is that right?)

And this is the link to my “regular” Facebook place, the more private me.