July 31, 2009

Here’s the teaser page for JABRIL. I’ll check with my editor and see if I can post the first chapter, although it will probably just drive you nuts!! LOL

He’d hired her to torment Raphael, but revenge might be even sweeter . . . literally.

A soft knock sounded and Asim slipped into the room, glancing at his Sire before opening the door fully to admit the Leighton woman. Jabril tensed instinctively as she entered and he scented the faint but unmistakable whiff of Raphael that still clung to her skin, to the blood that ran in her veins. His hunger surged as she sauntered into the room, her long legs sliding like silk beneath a short leather skirt, breasts brazenly displayed. He imagined what it would be like to have her under him, those legs wrapped around his hips, his cock pounding her mercilessly, his teeth sinking into that smooth neck until her hot blood gushed down his throat. He grew hard at the thought, even harder when he imagined Raphael’s rage at the trespass. Of course, it was hardly his fault that Raphael left this one to wander about unprotected. The other vampire lord had to know how tempting she would be to his enemies. He stared at the woman through hooded eyes, feeling the press of fangs against the soft tissue of his gums as they responded to his body’s hunger.

“Ms. Leighton.” It came out as more of a growl than he’d intended and he saw her eyes widen slightly as she took in his obvious signs of arousal. Her scent changed, sweetened by the tinge of fear, and his arousal grew. He could be on her in the blink of an eye, long before she saw him coming, long before she drew the gun concealed next to her soft breast.

Okay, it looks like there will be a slight delay in JABRIL’s release, but only until next week. That’s from ImaJinnBooks.com. The Amazon availability should still be August 15th.

I know. I’m sorry. But it’s just a few days. I’ll make it up to you somehow.

Thanks to everyone who wrote wanting (demanding) to know when JABRIL was coming out. I truly, truly appreciate the enthusiasm, and hope you’ll wait just a couple more days.



July 26, 2009

Ack! Sorry I haven’t been around more, but I’ve been working like crazy to make sure JABRIL gets out on time, and to keep RAJMUND on schedule!

It’s summer, which means family visits and weddings and all sorts of other things that keep me away from my computer and writing.

Speaking of weddings, has everyone seen the video of the wedding party who came down the aisle to Chris Brown’s Forever? (clicky) I think it’s one of the best wedding innovations so far! I love this one. Makes me wish I could get married all over again (to the same wonderful guy, of course!)



July 19, 2009

I spoke to my editor today–that’s right, we’re workin’ hard, workin’ Sundays to bring you the best of Vampire fiction ::cough:: As I was saying, I spoke to my editor today and she confirmed that JABRIL will be out on schedule, available for order from ImaJinnBooks.com on July 31st, and from Amazon.com on August 15. I’ll put up the links to Amazon, BN.com and Fictionwise.com just as soon as I have them, but that won’t be until the August 15 release date.

I really appreciate the enthusiastic support of all my readers who have requested(aka demanded) to know when JABRIL will be coming out, and I’m happy (aka relieved) that I don’t have to explain why it would be late. LOL

So, in the interest of getting the NEXT book out on schedule, I’m going to go back and write some more now.

Keep those comments coming. Everyone who comments before the end of July gets a chance at an autographed copy of RAPHAEL or JABRIL, your choice.


And for those of you who might have missed this on CNN, here’s a story about lady bugs. Some people find it charming. I think it’s just CREEPY.


July 11, 2009

That’s right, on this day in the year #mptyer, Mom and Dad got up at the crack of dawn and welcomed their third child. Their first reaction was . . . “Darn, it’s another girl.” And their second reaction was . . . “Why is it so orange?”

::sniff:: That’s so touching, it brings tears to my eyes. ::sigh::

Back to business. I’m nearly finished with RAJMUND’s first round of revisions, which is good because I’ll be getting the edits for JABRIL in a day or so. It’s looking good for JABRIL to be out on schedule, which is fantastic news!

To celebrate all of this good news and, oh yeah, my birthday, I’m holding a new drawing. Anyone who comments on my blog (this post or any other) between now and the end of the month gets a chance at an autographed copy of either JABRIL or RAPHAEL (your choice). So post away, my lovelies. Let me know you’re out there.


A Disgusting Fact in Honor of Summer . . . During an hour’s swimming at a municipal pool you will ingest 1/12 liter of urine.

Congratulations to Carol Scheid!

Carol won the Great Muffin Contest and a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate (which she will now use to buy JABRIL!!)

Thanks to everyone who entered.


I received many entries and every one of you got the calorie count correct! Cyn is convinced that each of the muffins Anna bakes for her contains at least 1500 calories. Sounds delicious . . . and like one might go into a sugar coma after eating it!

The winner has been drawn (but never quartered) and as soon as I receive an e-mail confirmation, I’ll be announcing the name.

I’ll be announcing a new contest for July (in between writing book 3 and editing book 2 — sheesh!) I’ll post it next week, so stay tuned.

Special thanks to everyone who entered this time around, because I know all of you read the book!!


And just because I love you, I found THIS totally WEIRD THING to share with you.