Awesome Author Seumas Gallacher

Welcome Author Seumas Gallacher and his mystery/thriller novel, SAVAGE PAYBACK, to my blog!

Seumas was born with the love of writing in his heart, but began his career as a banker trainee, not in his homeland Scotland, but in merry old London. He found himself, however, with a missionary's heart while on his stint in London, but it seems as if fate worked its magic and his missionary role was aborted; hence, the writer emerged! If you are anything like me, you will definitely find my Scottish friend a charming and interesting man, as well as a talented writer. When I sign on to Seamus' blog, I always find the topic of conversation intriguing. For instance, check out this article: It's about "being in the lap of the Gods" i.e. self-published on Amazon. And speaking of Amazon, BUY his book SAVAGE PAYBACK there. It's a page-turner! I read it, loved it; gave it a 5 star. 
 Check out the description and see what you think:  A series of coordinated lethal bomb attacks on a dozen jewelry stores in London’s West End drag former SAS officer, Jack Calder and his specialist security firm, International Security Partners, into a deadly mesh of murder and international drug running.
A black ops explosives expert, an ex-colleague turned renegade mercenary with a twisted lust for revenge, emerges from the past to join forces with a powerful and dangerous drug baron from Eastern Europe.
A major cocaine trafficker from South America compounds the threats as competitive turf issues straddle international territories.
Attacks close to home heighten the urgency for Calder and his team to find and deal with each of the three sinister adversaries in a final savage payback.

Seumas my friend, best wishes, and thank you for alloing me to host you today!


I'm happy to welcome Author Danita Minnis to my blog today, and am pleased to share her newest novel with you,
I checked out her newest novel and included this EXCERPT because I thought it sounded awesome; I'm sure you'll like it as much as I do. She's an excellent and descriptive author that you need to check out.
"If you asked me which is easier, writing songs or writing novels, I would say it was the former. Melodies and rhymes are second nature. What my characters want is another thing entirely. With my debut novel, Falcon's Angel, I learned to listen to my spunky heroine and sinfully confident hero. They're funny and in danger, and that's just the way they want it. Lesson learned: don't try to save them.
When I'm not writing, I exercise my lungs at my son's soccer matches and our favorite theme park, because everyone knows it's easier on the stomach to scream your way down a roller coaster," Danita Minnis

 Love Entwined is a mix of modern and historical with paranormal elements which has just about everything a reader could want. I love mixing genres! Check out this brief description:
When Roman devises a plan to get Amelie to himself, he sets in motion the final chapter of a love story that began 200 years before. Falling in love again, they find themselves caught in a web of murder and intrigue that spans the ages. From the modern-day corporate world to pre-Revolutionary France and the secrets of St. Clair Manor, one history is laid to rest, another is just beginning in Love Entwined.

Welcome Awesome Author Elodie Parkes and her "must be 18 and over" erotic novel

Welcome erotic, romance author, Elodie Parkes, and her newest novel,
 Elodie prides herself on writing "a new kind of romance, always with a twist; cool stories and hot love scenes."
A Little Mysterious combines erotica, romance and the paranormal. What a great combo!
Here's a brief description: He’d been sent off course…he thought he was lost…until he found Daisy.
His vampire abilities were special. He belonged to an elite group. Moving home, they are set off course by a storm that lands Dhruv alone, hungry, and desperate in a strange town. That’s where he meets Daisy.  Now why not take a gander at this steamy scene....if you are 18 and over!

Happy Halloween. Welcome Very Vampire author, Shane ONeill

The Lamb Of God on AMAZON by Very Vampire author, Shane O'Neill, is a prequel FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, which by the way Shane ONeill fans, is out November 11.  Shane's next book, THE PATH TO DECAY, is out in December, so be looking for it on Amazon and Shane's WEBSITE, and of course check out the entire The Dracula Chronicles series.

Read about THE LAMB OF GOD....Beginning with the story of Creation and the First Great War of the Angels; the Crucifixion; and then the birth of two sons to the great Vlad Dracul, The Lamb Of God introduces you to The Dracula Chronicles and the dark world of author, Shane KP O’Neill, where he will take you on a journey unlike any other you have travelled before.
The battle for souls has raged since the truce that followed the First Great War of the Angels. God has struck the ultimate blow and sacrifice to gain the advantage and defeat His fallen angel and estranged son, Lucifer. As Lucifer stands at the foot of the Cross that drains the last ounce of life from Christ and eradicates man’s sins, he realises that his work must begin anew. In time he comes to understand that his only chance to win the battle for souls will be to destroy the institution of the Catholic Church to turn man against God, once and for all. He searches for more than a millennium for the candidate to see his plan through to an end and finally discovers the one that can cast that final blow.
The Dracula Chronicles is a dark and terrifying new concept based on the real historical Vlad Dracula. It is an epic journey through the ages where the forces of Light and Darkness struggle for supremacy until the Second Great War, as foretold in the Book of Revelations.
This bitter feud begins after the creation of mankind. Lucifer’s jealousy leads to the First Great War of the angels. Hundreds of thousands of years on the feud simmers beneath the surface. It plots the course of history as we know it today. Both sides manipulate the major players through the centuries to seek an advantage over the other.
On a cold night in December 1431 in Sighisoara an old gypsy woman delivers a prophecy to the great Vlad Dracul. She tells him he is about to sire two sons, one an angel and the other a devil.   He returns to his fortress just as his wife bears him a son, whom he names Vlad. In the very same moment across the country on the border between Transylvania and Hungary a gypsy girl gives birth to another son, Andrei. The die is cast. The twin souls are born. The young Vlad Dracula becomes the instrument of the forces of Darkness. To balance this, the baby Andrei is blessed by the angels and bestowed with awesome powers.
These chronicles are their story.


ITS A VERY VAMPIRE HALLOWEEN with vampire author Jodie Pierce

Welcome Very Vampire author, Jodie Pierce and her novel THE RELUCTANT VAMPIRE.  Jodie Pierce is not only a friend of mine, sharing in the love of vampires, but is a wonderful storyteller, weaving emotion and detail intricately, leaving the reader with sweaty palms and a racing heart, definitely wanting more.
Jodie has dedicated herself and talent to writing not only for the masses, but for charity. Her novel IN VEIN was written for St. Jude's children's hospital, and she is currently working on another novella for the National Children's Cancer Project. This book will be available December 1st. Please keep watching for the Title when she reveals the book on her WEBSITE

 "A young woman is turned into a vampire against her will. She is constantly haunted by her maker throughout her ordeals as she fights against her very being at first. She meets a fellow vampire who shows her how fun being a vampire can really be but again, her maker constantly haunts her. She goes on her own for awhile meeting a new friend and finding her place in her horror of a world. Finally, she finds true love, reluctantly changes him and the rest is history." Jodie Pierce
 Please check out all of her awesome books on AMAZON and buy one today!


It is the Halloween season, so over the next days join me and my ghoulish author friends for a Very Vampire, and one Very Intoxicating Werewolf, Halloween. We're going to celebrate the season with some scary, some sexy, goulish creatures. You're either going to tingle with fright, or shriek with delight!

 First on the list is my fellow author and friend, Mae Clair, and her werewolf novel Weathering Rock . I think you'll all get a 'shriek of delight' with this one! I gave her novel a 5 *
Drawn together across centuries, will their love be strong enough to defeat an ancient curse?

Colonel Caleb DeCardian was fighting America’s Civil War on the side of the Union when a freak shower of ball lightning transported him to the present, along with rival and former friend, Seth Reilly. Adapting to the 21st century is hard enough for the colonel, but he also has to find Seth, who cursed him to life as a werewolf. The last thing on Caleb’s mind is romance. Then fetching Arianna Hart nearly runs him down with her car. He can’t deny his attraction to the outspoken schoolteacher, but knows he should forget her.

Arianna finds Caleb bewildering, yet intriguing: courtly manners, smoldering sensuality and eyes that glow silver at night? When she sees Civil War photographs featuring a Union officer who looks exactly like Caleb, she begins to understand the man she is falling in love with harbors multiple secrets--some of which threaten the possibility of their happiness.

Finding a decent guy who'll commit is hard enough. How can she expect Caleb to forsake his own century to be with her.
Also check out Mae's newest novel,  The Twelth Sun on Amazon  and FOLLOW MAE:


Welcome my friend from down under, Liliana Soare!
I am really excited for Liliana because her wonderful novel hit the store in January and is definitely causing a stir! She's received all 5 star reviews. It's entitled: 
You can buy it on AMAZON 

It's not only an extremely entertaining book and well written, but Liliana's writing style is absolutely engrossing and descriptive, and so is she! Liliana let me in on a secret; she loves fishing. "I’m absolutely crazy about fishing. I have six fishing rods and a mad fishing tackle kit. I could go fishing and be gone missing for days, that’s how much I am in love with it."

So aside from writing which she has been doing for three years now, fishing is a true love for her.  She also loves living in Australia and finds the culture diverse. "Cultural diversity brings a sense of tolerance, mutual respect, and compassion for those in need. People are relaxed, understanding and friendly. Quite informal, open and direct, they say what they mean. The beauty of the country is unrivalled too. There is no other place where I would like to be."

When I asked Liliana about the hero/heroine in her book, she was very direct and open! Here's what she said. "The hero? Well, there’s two of them in the novel, and naming the main one would disclose the plot, so I will pass. I will talk about the heroine though. Lucy Whitfield is barely 18 years old. A beautiful orphan who doesn’t know much about life, after spending 12 long years in a strict educational institution. She is stubborn, loud-mouthed, reckless at times, but does have a good heart and a fragility she denies. "
Here's a small sample from page one of her book:  The stale air steamed in the room, which was saturated with a week’s worth of humidifier mist. Lucy fought back the urge to wipe the sheen of perspiration that coated her forehead. A quick dab with her silky handkerchief would do. But that would definitely qualify as a slap on father’s face and would most assuredly stick her with an hour-long sermon on her miserable failure to have turned into a refined beau monde mademoiselle. “Educated young ladies never display disrespect for the basic needs of the ill and frail,” he would say, struggling to breathe as the humidifier only provided small relief...
Now check out the description:
Andrew Langston focuses his life on taking care of his mega-business, hence his irritation when he must become the legal guardian of orphan Lucy Whitfield for five months until she turns eighteen. But his discontent melts away when he meets his beautiful pupil. Not even the fact that Lucy is madly in love with business tycoon Peter Randall will stop Andrew from attempting to reach his goal. He takes advantage of the guardianship agreement provisions to keep the two lovers apart. His efforts eventually start turning the wheels until one day Lucy realizes that she’s in love with two men. They both desperately want Lucy and are not willing to back away. Their goals will turn her life upside down when they clash. But while one’s personal interests will endanger her life, the other’s will keep her alive. One of them will ultimately achieve what he wants. But which one?
Thank you, awesome author Liliana Soare for sharing with us! I love the book and wish you much success!


Welcome Riley Banks and her newest book, VAMPIRE ORIGINS.
Straight from her website:
Riley's Vampire Origins series is already being touted as the next best thing in YA literature. Packed full of action, adventure, romance and evil, Vampire Origins weaves historical fact with fiction to explore the origins of the 5 different vampire tribes.
With over 15 years in journalism and over a decade living overseas, Riley Banks knows how to tell a tale or two. So check out her newest book now, Vampire Origins on AMAZON!
Need a little more enticement? Check out the description of Vampire Origins now......
He slaughtered 30,000 in one night in Jerusalem and impaled 100,000 more in Romania in the 1400s. Now Vladamir Strigoi has discovered a way to enslave humans and rule the world - and this time, thanks to Project Ichorous, the death toll will be catastrophic.

Only one thing can put an end to his plans - a Strigoi human. And Vlad will stop at nothing to eradicate every last one.

Scarlett Fraser has no idea she's the very thing Vlad is hunting. To stop him and save the world, Scarlett has got to remain human; but as Scarlett is about to discover, staying human is a lot easier said than done.

Does that sound AWESOME or what!!!! Well done, Riley Banks! She's definitely an author to invest in.

Welcome Best Selling Western Author Caroline Clemmons

I'm switching gears a little today from Vampires and the paranormal to western romance. I love to feature authors from a myriad of genres; it keeps life interesting. 
Today allow me to welcome Caroline Clemmons, a best selling Western Author, and spotlight one of her wonderful books,  BLUE BONNET BRIDE

Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. Her most recent novel, BLUEBONNET BRIDE, is a poignant tale of tender redemption. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.
Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, painting, and getting together with friends

Here's what Caroline had to say.....
Do you wonder why authors choose a particular location for their books? As a Texan, I enjoy setting my books and novellas in my state. Texas is a big state, though, with diverse landscapes. How do I choose?
First, I write about locales I enjoy visiting. That’s what happened several years ago when my husband and I learned of the open house at an historic ranch about forty miles from our home. We visited the Belding-Gibson Ranch in Palo Pinto County. Part of this ranch was taken in by the formation of Possum Kingdom Lake, known locally as PK. The occasion of the open house was to announce the release of Barbara Belding Gibson’s book about the ranch, PAINTED POLE: The Beldings and Their Ranches in Palo Pinto County – Pioneer Days to Computer Age by Sunbelt Eakin Press.

I had used this lake for a modern story, OUT OF THE BLUE, featuring a heroine who travels from the past to help a modern police detective solve several murders. This was my first visit to this ranch. The Belding-Gibson Ranch started in 1859 with a 12' by 12' cedar log cabin. Fortunately, the Gibsons who own what remains of the ranch have preserved the cabin, the smokehouse, and as much of the original homestead as possible. The ranch is beautiful with huge live oaks dotting the pastures and offering shade for cattle.
The area was inhabited by cedar cutters and hunters in 1854—and Comanche and Kiowa. People from Colorado might laugh at the Palo Pinto Mountains and say they look like big hills. Geographically, they are genuine mountains covered in live oak, scrub oak, cedar, and other native trees such as elm, hackberry, and cottonwood. The scrub oaks turn lovely colors in the fall, which is why the Native Americans named them palo pinto, or painted stick/pole/post (depending on your interpretation).
No, they’re not as pretty as Vermont’s fall colors, but give us a break. They are beautiful in their own rite. Cedars and live oaks retain their dark green foliage among the fall hues of the scrub oaks. My favorite time to drive through this area is spring when trees and grass are green and wildflowers abound.
The three Stone brothers have settled in the Palo Pinto Mountains to raise cattle. In book one, BRAZOS BRIDE, they face a drought and a heroine someone wants dead. Book two is HIGH STAKES BRIDE and is the story of Zach Stone and Alice Price. By book three, the first two brothers have married and only Joel Stone, eldest, is single. He’s sheriff of the fictional town of Radford Springs, and an excellent lawman. While his brothers each have ranches of thousands of acres, Joel’s smaller ranch is managed by a foreman. I love setting a series of books in this locale, and I’m sure it will pop up again with spin off characters from the Men of Stone Mountain series. In fact, I’m writing one now about a substitute mail-order bride whose intended is not sure he wants to swap his fiancĂ©.

BLUEBONNET BRIDE is Joel’s story, and he finally meets the woman for him. Too bad she isn’t receptive to his attention. Joel is not a man to give up easily, but he doesn’t know the terrible secret Rosalyn hides....  Thanks to Deborah for having me today. Thank you, readers, for stopping by.

The Recreation of a Legend

I am really excited to have Awesome Author, Shane KP ONeill here today.
Shane O'Neill is the writer of The Dracula Chronicles, a new and exciting series adding a new dimension to the Dracula myth. He has begun the series with Chronicle 3 to give his readers the vampire first. Chronicle 1 will follow to take you back to the beginning.

The author developed a fascination with Dracula from an early age. Like many others he was enthralled by Christopher Lee's portrayal of him on the big screen. It was in his late teens that he discovered Dracula the man and the love affair began from there. An avid historian, he studied the period in which the real historical Vlad Dracula lived, 15th Century Balkan, for many years. It followed from there then that with his love of writing he would always choose Dracula as his subject.

Away from writing, the author has a wide range of interests. He has lived and travelled all over the world. He has a love for all things historical, with a particular fascination for medieval Europe. Anywhere he travels he likes to search out locations with an historical interest.

Shane and I have much in common: we both have a vampire series, and write in the paranormal and historical genres, so it is no wonder that he and I became fast friends. BOUND BY BLOOD Volumes 1 and 2 and BIRTH OF THE MONSTER which is a prequel to Bound by Blood, will be his featured books today. But I ask you all to take a look at all of Shane ONeill's works on his WEBSITE. He's fantastic!! In the meantime, I was so pleased when I got wind of Shane's "essay" entitled The Recreation of a Legend. Here's what he wrote.....

There are few names in popular culture today as famous as that of Dracula. I would go as far as to say that in the western world the name conjures up an image of one description or another for anyone who hears it, anyone above the age of twelve at least. For me personally, as a youngster anyway and even now to an extent, I see the face of Christopher Lee, who will always enjoy immortality as the on-screen icon. Of course, the name Dracula is not limited only to western culture.

 For his iconic status in the modern age I guess we need to thank Bram Stoker, who gave us Dracula the vampire for the very first time back in 1897. From that time forward his literary classic haunted the imaginations of his countless readers. Of course, over a dozen actors have taken up the mantle of Dracula on the big screen, beginning with Max Schreck’s Nosferatu in 1922. Notable mentions to those who have followed in his footsteps and helped cement the legend that is Dracula would include: Gary Oldman; Bela Lugosi; Lon Chaney Jr; Gerard Butler; John Carradine; and the best of all, Christopher Lee.

 And then there is Dracula the man, the true legend, but about whom so little is known by the wider audience that is captivated by the on-screen vampire. This was a man famous in his own times, as the ruler of Wallachia – one of the three main states that form modern Romania today. He was a man famed for his brutality, even in his own day, and whose method of punishment brought him notoriety long after he was gone. When people hear the name Vlad the Impaler, they are a little more familiar with the man I am describing. Note this is a nickname not used in his lifetime.

 So, when the legend already exists, and there are few bigger than this one, how do you create something new? How do you breathe life into a subject that has already had so many incarnations be it on screen, in books or in historical texts? What can you write that will capture the imagination of those that already adore Dracula and survive the obvious scrutiny that is sure to come? It goes without saying that any such undertaking is never likely to be easy. If it is to succeed then it will have to be something special and something that stands apart from the rest to be judged on its own merits.

 The first question anyone ever asks me when he/she learns I am a writer, is naturally, “What do you write?” When I tell them the subject of my books is Dracula, I always see the scepticism in their eyes. Even if it is unintended it is always there, and this is the point I am trying to address. How do you write on a subject that everyone holds a pre-conception of, in a way that is not only going to capture their attention, but also their imagination? If they take the time to investigate further and allow me to explain the concept and premise of my books, then the expression and the look of doubt inevitably changes. And it is then I know I have something in my possession that will draw interest over a wide spectrum and possibly see the birth of a new legend.

 I have always had my own love affair with Dracula, with both the vampire and the famed voivode. He has intrigued me for decades and given me many a late night trying to understand and know the man he was. I have always wanted to write, but more significantly, I have always wanted to write about him. I wanted to write about both Dracula the man and Dracula the vampire. Even in the earliest days of my project I knew it was going to need to be something grandiose and epic in scope. And that is what I set out to create. Nine years on and three books later, The Dracula Chronicles is well on the way to achieving this.

 My task, therefore, was to formulate a concept where I could focus on building the world of Dracula the man and move into fantasy with Dracula the vampire and successfully blend the two together. I based my premise on the aftermath of the first Great War of the Angels. This war is a consequence of Lucifer’s jealousy upon the creation of mankind, which causes a great divide in Heaven and results in him and those that had sided with him to be cast out. To end the carnage, God agrees a truce with Lucifer. One of the terms of the truce is that they would contest the soul of every man, though without any physical interference. If at any time Lucifer controls a greater number of souls then he can return again to Heaven and oversee the end of mankind.

 When it seems that Lucifer might triumph, God sends His son who is then crucified to free man from sin. This undoes all of Lucifer’s work and leaves him in the same position as he was after the truce. However, on the day of the Crucifixion the Catholic Church is born. Fourteen hundred years on Lucifer comes to believe if he can destroy the institution of the Catholic Church then he can turn man against God once more. The candidate he chooses for this immense task is the young Vlad Dracula. In the moment the young Dracula breathes life, so does his half-brother to a gypsy woman on the other side of the country. The Powers of Light bestow the baby Andrei with great power as a balance to Dracula.

 This is the point where I build the world of Dracula the man. There have been a few noble attempts by others to do this and I am aware of another in progress at the moment. However, the best effort I have read was that written by Michael Augustyn. But even then, his book fell short of what I was looking for personally in Dracula the man. So with the first books, The Path to Decay and The Gates Of Babylon I have created his world in its entirety. I have built a profile of a most amazing man with his struggles, his conflicts, his loves and his triumphs as well as his failures. Despite the image the history books convey of him, my readers will fall in love with Vlad Dracula. I daresay he will be as popular with readers despite being the antagonist of the series from Book 3 onwards, as his brother, Andrei, who is the protagonist of the story. It is in Book 3, Bound By Blood, that I give you Dracula the vampire, as created by Lucifer. He then begins his journey through the ages to bring down the institution of the Catholic Church.

 So for those of you out there who may have been waiting for something new from Dracula, or even just a return to the much darker and more traditional vampire with a little something different, I give you the Dracula Chronicles.

A prequel to the series, The Birth Of The Monster, is available now to give a feel for the Chronicles. Bound By Blood – Volume 1 & 2 were released on December 1, 2012. I invite you to join Dracula and I on our journey through time.

PR BOOK REVIEWS is here today

PR BOOK REVIEWS is here today and it isn't even Flip Flop Friday! I just wanted to give a shout out for this wonderful young lady, the hostess of this awesome blog. She's been blogging for a while and took off, revamped her blog and is back full force and stronger than ever!!

She has exciting author interviews and book reviews and always, always has giveaways! In fact, she has a GIVEAWAY going on right now!! And one of my books, THE UNDEPARTED  is being given away by her. So check out PR BOOK REVIEWS and give her a follow, and pick up a free copy of The Undeparted and the other awesome books she's giving away.

"I'm doing a big giveaway to celebrate my blogoversary! There will be 8 winners and it runs until the 13th of this month. The Undeparted is going to be one of the prizes! :)," says Shalyn Fisher of PR BOOK REVIEWS.

"I'll gift all the winners their prize through Amazon. Each winner will receive 1 prize."
So come one everyone; enter to win a prize today!

THE DOCTORS, a mystery thriller

You wanna make sure you never make an appointment with these Doctors

 bY ME, DEBORAH PALUMBO; RIGHT FROM MY WARPED IMAGINATION. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? IT REALLY DOES GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT! And after reading this book, you'll wonder what secrets your doctors hold!
Hope you like the description:
The FBI agent, Donald P. Cobbs who wears big Stetsons and lizard boots in god awful colors can't believe his ears. It's the third informant from his case that died in some kind of freak accident. Now he's gotta wait for another green horn fresh out of residency to be hired by Lanny Loch and Richard Pathroff and hope the new guy on the block will be his newest informer. Or victim? Hence Adam J. Frye.

Adam and his wife Maggie think the hard days of med school and residency are behind them; the money will start rolling in, life will be smooth working for Doctors Loch and Pathroff,
but their dreams are shattered when some cowboy FBI agent pays them a visit informing Adam that his life is in grave danger. He's the fourth associate of Loch and Pathroff. The other three are dead. As doornails.
It isn't long after Cobbs' visit that Adam gets suspicious over the sudden deaths of some of his healthy patients. The straw that breaks the camel's back is a young woman who comes to Frye
with suspicions of her father's untimely death and asks him to "check things out." That's when Adam decides to help the FBI. He and Maggie uncover a diabolical scheme that involves the mob.

Adam having aroused suspicion unknowingly by one of the mob's key players, is on their watch list. Suddenly the tables turn on Adam when he's set up on his own wire. He's guilty in everybody's eyes. He's got to prove his innocence to the FBI, and he's got to do this before he's either thrown in jail or killed by the mob; made fish bait like the last unsuspecting associate. He can't make an error, it's life or death.

AWESOME AUTHOR, Chantel Rhondeau

Hey everyone. A fellow author has a new release that I'd love you to check out. Her name is Chantel Rhondeau, and her book is    CRIME AND PASSION  It's for sale on AMAZON   
and it has a special new release price for a limited time!
I know Chantel is on a blog tour right now and is excited about the release of this book, so let's welcome her here on Deborah Palumbo Books'and give her a warm welcome! She really is an awesome author!

HERE'S A DESCRIPTION: A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.

Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.

Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.

Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.

The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.

I'm back from the abyss...

Well, many of you know I took the last few months off from writing and blogging and tweeting because I was moving and was in that deep abyss of boxes, boxes, BOXES! You have no idea how many boxes I had to pack and tape and untape and unpack. UGH! I never want to see another...well I can't even say the word...those square cardboard things again! LOL
The only thing that made things brighter was the pleasant surprise that I received just before I signed off of my blog, was that book one in my vampire series,  THE UNDEPARTED WENT TO  # ONE in occult fiction on Amazon !!!! I was beyond thrilled and thankful for all the downloads! I believe that was a tribute to the kind people who helped me tweet and blogged for me and to those who paid attention!
Thank you one and all for your wonderful support!! I hope you'll all welcome me back and join me once again for Awesome Author Interviews and Flip Flop Fridays...And bring your friends!


Hi everyone. Many of you are already familar with my vampire series, THE UNDEPARTED,  but I also write historical and mystery books, all of which are for sale on AMAZON.
Today, however, I am all take a look at one of my historical novels, THE GOLD SEEKERS DAUGHTER. It's only gotten 2 reviews, but they are 5 star and it seems to be selling by word of mouth, so if you would, I'd appreciate any good words and publicity you could muster!
Here's a blurb from Chapter One. Hope you enjoy it!..........

July 1848 somewhere on the Plains
Lord have mercy!
It had to be a hallucination brought on by the incessant squeak of wagon wheels, ungodly thirst for some cool water, the monotony of prairie grass, nothing but tall sun parched prairie grass.
Or was Enya's nightmare coming true?
She strained hard at the horizon, squinting from the sun.
Suddenly the ground shook and soon after, the thunder of horses' hooves stormed the prairie. Just over the rolling hill where the sun was bright, a visage of four, five, six men on horses came barreling towards their white topped wagon. The glow of the sun prevented details but all of a sudden there were hoots and hollers and it was obvious who were on those charging stallions. "Injuns!" exclaimed Buck who had already pulled his team of mules to an abrupt stop and was standing up with his rifle pointing.
A squeak of fear fell from Enya's parted lips. Her nightmare of encountering Indians was coming true; it was no hallucination after all. And it was dreadful. Lord in heaven why? Why hadn't her father changed his mind and turned that mule wagon back home, back east? She had tried to warn him about the perils of venturing west, not to go looking for gold because they were bound to encounter Indians, but did he listen? No! He probably thought she was too young to be listened to, but she was eighteen, a woman now! Even the bartender warned him before they journeyed onward, but Buck wouldn't heed his advice either; thought he was one who took rumor as God's good word. Guess it didn't matter who tried to advise him. Bonnie always said her husband was as stubborn as an old mule.
Now what was going to happen?
A panic of wonder rushed through Enya's body from head to toe. What could her father do against a stampede of charging Indians, she wondered. He was only one man. Yes, Buck had the fighting spirit, the will to survive, that Hawkens rifle he bragged on, the body build to defend her and her mother, but still he was only one man. She prayed the rifle would be as precise as he claimed it was. Enya peered out from the bonnet top and watched her father take aim and at first wondered if he should wait to see if the Indians were friendly, but an arrow came flying through the air and that was proof enough that those Indians meant business. Buck fired that long range rifle and one Indian went down hard. Enya's pulse raced. Bonnie ducked down in the front seat at Buck's insistence and prayed the Lord's Prayer. If they were going to die that day, she wanted the good Lord to know they were coming.
Enya was in the back of the wagon watching with dreaded fascination.
Buck fired another shot and another Indian went down. He fell off the back of his white horse, dead instantly, but the others were still coming. They were getting closer, almost upon them. Arrows were flying like birds, but fell short. Enya hunkered down in the back behind some old luggage and trunks, but worried for her father who could be struck dead at any moment by one of those blasted arrows. Buck shot again and missed. He fired another shot as fast as the muzzleloader would allow, and the third Indian went down.
Now there were three.
The odds were getting better. Still the Indians were able to shoot those arrows faster than Buck could load up, but a rifle was still a far superior weapon and Buck was proving to be a formidable opponent.
Enya told herself there was hope.
Maybe her nightmare of being carried off by an Indian wouldn't come true after all. She peeked above the luggage and had a small vista of the prairie. She saw trails of dirt swirling in the air behind the charging horses............FINISH READING THE SAMPLE CHAPTERS ON AMAZON