Sunday, March 30, 2008

Welcome Back Spring!

Except it's still cold here in NY! And boy am I looking forward to some warmer weather.

Celebrate Romance was a great fun event again this year. A great group of authors and readers got together and much entertainment and chat was had. On Friday night, Jade Lee and Elizabeth Hoyt entertained us with a great game that was a cross between Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit--including some fun naughty questions, book trivia, and movie trivia. The discussion groups and speakers on Saturday were all very entertaining, including the Keynote speaker Stephanie Bond.
Sunday morning I was the last speaker, with another "Now for something completely different" talk--this one on Mythic Creatures and their possible natural histories (thanks go to the American Museum of Natural History for inspiring this talk with their Mythic Creatures exhibit). After the talks, the authors signed books and gift baskets were given away before we had to say sad fairwells until next year. I have such an excellent time at this conference every year, I just can't recommend it enough.

As those of you who went to CR know (and those of you planning on going to RT will soon see), I'm pregnant with my first. This will put me out of circulation for a couple of months over the summer, but when I'm up and running again, I'll post a few baby pictures. Since baby will probably be accompanying me to booksignings, we're going to start getting baby used to the spotlight now. :)

I'll be 6 1/2 months along by the Romantic Times conference. Those of you attending--be sure to hide your food! As a little sneak preview for RT, be sure to stop in at the Intergalactic Bar & Grille again this year. We've got lots of great things planned--food, drink, goodie bags, games and prizes, and hopefully Sin the Bartendar will be making an appearance. Captain Linnea Sinclair is promising a rousing good time for all the spacey types attending, so be sure not to miss out.

NEWS: You'd think being pregnant would be news enough, but I do have a little writing news to announce. First, I have a release date for my new book from Ellora's Cave, SIREN SINGING. Look for the book on June 13th. This is the first in a new science fiction romance series I'm writing called Warrior Born. Watch this space for an upcoming excerpt, but for the moment, here's a blurb:

"She is a Siren, capable of driving men mad with her song.

Sonia has been preparing for her marriage to Vander since before her father announced their betrothal. Their marriage will unite their homeworlds against a common enemy, and Sonia has done everything in her power to be ready for that union. All her study has had an unexpected side effect, however: she’s fallen in love with him.

He is a genetically engineered soldier determined to save his homeworld.

Vander had no intention of being married in anything but name, but as soon as he meets Sonia, he knows he must have her in his bed. And as soon as he hears her song, he realizes her powerful voice will be an unmatched asset to the war effort…and will put Sonia in terrible danger.

With enemies on all sides and treachery at every pass, Sonia must find a way to use her extraordinary voice to hold back the Selmorahn Empire…and use her mind and body to win the heart of the man she loves."

This should be a pretty fun and exciting series, so I hope you'll give the first book a go. The cover art's pretty fabulous, too, isn't it? :)

THIEF'S DESIRE just got a really lovely review from Mirella Patzer at Historical Novel Reviews blog. Thanks for letting me know about the review Mirella! Take a peak and see what
she had to say about Vic and Jacob's story.
The final little bit of news is that you can now find IN THE GLOAMING in bookstores. This is the erotic fantasy romance anthology with myself, JC Wilder and Carolan Ivey. And if you can't find it in your local bookstore, order it so they'll get it in! My first sighting of the book on the shelves was at the Borders outside of Madison Square Garden. That was cool :)

More to come in the next few months! In the meantime, Happy Reading!