Showing posts from December, 2011

New Year Treat

Quick reminder... Only two days left in the special promo for SCANDALOUS SPIRITS! Click here and download this humorous, sexy paranormal romance for FREE today and tomorrow. Don't own a Kindle? No worries. You can download a Kindle app to your computer or smart phone--also free! If you read, enjoyy, and crave more of the Van Buren ghosts, check out the sequel, KINDRED SPIRITS for the low price of $2.99!

In other news... For my writer friends. If you're looking for a cover artist for your new indie release, please check out Elle J Rossi at EJR Digital Art! She's fabulous and she's reasonably priced. Check out this sample of a historical cover.

For my reader friends... Same thing. Check out the above cover art. Happy New Year to me. I mean YOU!

Enjoy the eye candy.

Wishing you all good health and much joy in the coming year!   

Post Holiday Treat!


One of my publishers just informed me of a special promo. From now until 12/31 Amazon is offering the e-book version of SCANDALOUS SPIRITS (my paranormal romance co-written with Cynthia Valero under CB Scott) for FREE! If you don't already own the humorous, sexy, ghostly tale, now's the time to snatch it up! Download to your Kindle or... via the (free) Kindle app, download to your computer or smart phone.

Share the news and spread the love. Click here for to read more about or to download now for FREE!

Marcus Van Buren's family has been a thorn in his backside since the day he was born. Now he's paying someone to get rid of them. Inexperienced ghostbuster Daisy Malone should be ecstatic the ultra-wealthy tabloid darling is paying her big bucks to conduct a sham of an investigation. The windfall will bail her family out of financial ruin. According to Marcus, all she has to do is tell the truth. Sign a document swearing Laguna Vista is 100% ghos…

Seasons Greetings!

Imagine Cheyenne Singing "Silent Night" and Nia listening in wonder. Yeah. That's it.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Lida's Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Happy Friday and behold a yummy cake (or cupcake) recipe submitted by our latest Honorary Cupcake Lover, Mary Stella! Mary (who is also a close friend and an amazing writer) said that this recipe was handed down to her by her mother (who got it from her mother, who got it from her mother!) Enjoy and spread the cupcakian love!

Lida's Hot Milk Sponge Cake submitted by Mary Stella (Florida)
4 eggs 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup milk (heated just to boiling) 1 Tbl butter 1 tsp vanilla Beat eggs, then add sugar and beat well together.Sift flour, baking powder and salt.Stir into egg mixture. Heat milk to boiling, remove from heat and melt in butter, add vanilla.Beat liquid into flour/sugar/egg mixture until blended.Do not overbeat. Pour into prepared tube pan, two 8" layer pans or one 9" X 13" pan.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.(Do not look to check cake before 30 minutes) *NOTE: The above is for the 'cake' version. For 'cup…

Last Call for Free Read!

In case you missed it, only 2 days left to download JINXED for FREE!

Click here for Kindle

Click here for Nook

Also available for other E-readers!

FYI: For those who enjoyed, characters and story lines continue through CHARMED and SEDUCED.

Okay. End of promo. ;)

Chloe's Carrot Cupcakes!

A huge welcome to one of our newest Honorary Cupcake Lovers, Gina Husta!  I happen to work with Gina at my local library and know from sampling several of her delectable delights over the years that SHE is an amazing baker. Imagine my glee when she said she had whipped up a special cupcake recipe for Cupcake Lovers! And we named them after Chloe Madison, the heroine of the first CL book, FOOL FOR LOVE.

Happy holidays and enjoy!

Chloe's Carrot Cupcakes (submitted by Gina Husta of New Jersey)
2 ¼ cups of flour 2 ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
½ tsp. Allspice 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup light brown sugar 2 ½ Cups shredded/ grated carrots 3 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup raisins (I prefer golden) ¾ chopped nuts 1 20oz. can crushed pineapple 1 cup coconut Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour cupcake pans or use cupcake liners. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and allspice in a bowl. Beat sugars, oil, eggs in a second bowl. Stir i…

A Contest and a Reminder

Happy Thursday all!

I wanted to direct you to a fun contest. Special thanks to fellow SMP author, Allison Brennan, for including me in the game. Hope over and play a fun "Fact or Fiction" game with fellow St Martin's Press authors over Murder She Writes.  Today only, and, bonus, there are prizes!

As a quick reminder that my novel, JINXED, the first book in my Friends and Lovers Collection, is free for download for Kindle, Nook, and various other ereaders now until Decmeber 15. Take advantage while you can and please help spread the word!

Until later.... Peace and joy!

New Web Design!

On a super fierce deadline, so this will be short.

Check out my shiny new, fantastical, magical website--designed by the uber talented Rae Monet.  Cruise the pages and let me know what you think.  I love it! Especially the new book page. Plus now there's a printable book list. Yes!

Click here for the awesomeness!

Cupcake Lovers -- New Recipe!

Celebrating the weekend by sharing a delicious and easy cupcake recipe submitted by our newest Honorary Cupcake Lover--Dawn Jones. I personally sampled one of Dawn's creative confections. One word--YUM. Enjoy!

Strawberry Delight Cupcakes Submitted by Dawn A Jones (New Jersey) All Ingredients

1 box Strawberry Premium Cake Mix (Pudding in the Mix) 1 small jar Strawberry Jam
1 can Milk Chocolate Frosting

Cake Directions
1. Preheat oven according to cake mix. 2. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
3. Follow Directions on box.
4. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared liners.
5. Bake according to cake mix, Cake is done when it springs back to the touch or when a cake tester or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Center Directions
Using a steak knife cut out a plug (piece of cake) from the center of each cupcake and put it aside, then use a teaspoon and add a small amount of strawberry jam then replace the plug (piece of cake) and frost with milk chocolate frosting.

Makes about 24 Cu…

Free Read!

Exciting news everyone! Starting today for one week only,JINXED, the first book in my Friends and Lovers Collection is FREE via Kindle, Nook, and other e-formats. Please take advantage of this free offer and enjoy a story that still brings me much joy. Romantic Comedy with a twist of suspense and a cast of loving, colorful characters.

Click here for Kindle.

Click here for Nook. 

I'd love it if you'd help me spread the word. remember--one week only! Happy reading!