Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas at home with Dahlia.....I need a nap :)

Have you ever noticed that we spend weeks and weeks buying the perfect presents. Then on Christmas Morning it takes only a matter of about 45 minutes to totally decimate the perfect wrapping paper to reach the goodies inside? Imagine my house with four kids!! Eeep! They were eyeing them from six am but they were nice enough to let me sleep until about eight am. After that the noise in the hallway was conspiciously made up. From the coughing fits, to the oops I dropped something said really loudly. I was beginning to think they were throwing bricks at my bedroom door...Yeah I knew it was time to wake up (laugh).
I had the foresight to set the coffee maker from the night before. (All hail the elixir of life...caffiene!!) To deal with what was coming I had to infuse with blessed coffee. They attacked each gift like predators in the wild taking down their prey. I watched them destroy all my hard work wrapping each gift with upmost care but there was a big smile on my face. Why? because thier squeals of pleasure and hearing "Mom this is the best Christmas ever!" was gift enough for me to do it again and again for years to come until they are adults.. Even then I just might try to recreate Chirstmas morning for my babies. They might be the children of the corn, but bless them I love all down to every last strand of hair on their heads :)

I have attached a few pics of our morning festivities for you to see. Ok please be fore warned that Dahlia did not get up to put on her face before the pic was taken so..Please be gentle. LOL and do not go screaming into the night...

Merry Christmas my groovy guys and dolls...

I hope each and every one of you had as much fun as I did..if not next year you are welcome to join in our festivities The more the merrier.

Hugs and cheesecake


The Tree loaded with Presents before the mayhem......

Lily eyeing her prey

When Kids attack...Next on Fox

Robot in disguise?? Hmmmm :)

You know they are going to whack each other with these..LOL

15 and she prefers Victoria Secret stuff :)

My little pixie stick and her Barbie cash register... :)

The whole clan..Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Midnight Muses Scavenger Hunt!!


1. Have to answer all the questions and email the answers to me. (crymsyn@ravynhart.com)
2. There were will be three winners*.
3. If you need a hint, again email me and I'll be sure to give you a nudge in the right direction.
4. Contest runs from 12/14-12/22.
*If winners are not within the US, then an alternate prize will be considered.

Home made gingerbread men that were made and decorated by me, Dahlia Rose, and Sabrina Luna.

Sabrina Luna's ?s
1) What is the name of the goddess on my official website? www.sabrinaluna. com
2) Who created all my Video Book Peeks? www.sabrinaluna. com
3) Who does the webdesign for my website? www.sabrinaluna. com
4) What's the GLBT anthology my story will be appearing in? www.sabrinaluna. com
5) On my MySpace profile, what's my latest guilty pleasures? myspace.com/sabrinalunaauthor
6) On my Myspace profile, how many top friends do I list?
7) On Thursdays, what do I post? http://sabrinaluna.blogspot.com

Dahlia Rose Questions
1) On Dahlia's myspace blog... Where did she find the perfect cheesecake?
2) On Dahlia's website Bio... Name two of her kids?
3) Name Dahlia's Most recent release?
4) On Myspace blog "The men in my ife"... Name her top three favorite guys?
5) What is one of Dahlia's favorite hobbies?

Mightnight Muses Questions.... www.myspace.com/themidnightmuses
1) On The Midnight Muses my space site. What is Dahlia's nickname for her kids?
2) What is the main Genre the midnight muses write under?

Crymsyn Hart's Questions
1. What are the three books Crymsyn has coming out in Dec, Jan, Feb 15th with Cacoethes Publishing?
2.What wound is on the gingerbread man on How to Ruin Xmas for a Vampire?
3. How are the main characters in Cemetery Ties?
4. What is the name of Crymsyn's husband?
5. On Crymsyn's blog what are the latest two Excerpts I posted?

Midnight Muses Questions:
1. Name all four Stories in our Midnight Encounters book?
2. Name the books available from the Muses?

Websites to find answers: www.crymsynhart.com, www.thedecadenceofdahlia.com, www.myspace.com/bajandahlia, www.myspace.com/themidnightmuses,
www.sabrinaluna.com and many more.
Happy hunting!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Santa Knows I've been Naughty! He Love me Anyway!!

Ahhhh christmas...I'm making my list and checking it twice as I make a batch of rum punch. I'm from the islands and it just isn't christmas without homemade rum punch. It is garaunteed to make even the scrogiest family memeber get up and dance for the holidays. I'd share the recipe but it's a family secret. (My mom's of course) And she threatens if it is ever revealed like the secret of her chicken. That I will be disowned. LOL

Mom's new way of trying to find out what I got her for Christmas is one of guilt. 'I'm not a young woman anymore, who says I have Christmas put away in my pocket?"
Sorry to tell you mom but ou are 55 and you are not going anywhere for a long time. you can open the gift like everyone else on Christmas Morning.

Well back ot my List of things I want for Christmas. I always find that I get perfumes that smell awful from my kids. I know they are trying but mom does not want to smell like mint juleps. And my poor soon to be hubby has some ideas but he always reverts back to his good ol' Victoria Secret gift card. Let's just say I own three drawers of Lingerie. I'm starting to think these gift are for him more than me..LOL

So! Here is my letter to Santa this year

Dear Santa;
You know I've been naughty. I wouldn't be me if I wasn't. And on a good note I have cut down my pillaging and flaying to almost nil this year. I have been as good as I could be except those lavacious thoughts that run through my head (Hey I write erotica for a living santa.I need those those thoughts)

Any hooooo... Here is what I want for Christmas...

Gerard butler laying in my bed on with a big smile on his face and a big bow on his...ahem..sorry that was one of those wayward thoughts.

There is a whole lot of books I want for Christmas so Santa please send me some book store gift cards.

A new pink bathrobe from bath and body works.

Wonderful smellies from bath and body works as well.. (Sorry kids mommy need actual stuff she can wear)

A pair of red stiletto boots. (cause santa knows I need those for the New years eve Bash)..

See I am not so hard to shop for. Mix my love of reading and bath and body works and shoes. Yes Rob you can still buy me the VS gift card if you must.

I myself have done my shopping for my family an close friends. whom I love dearly and I cannot wait to see their faces when they open their gifts.

To every one coment back and let me know your best and worst Christmas gift ever and what you REALLY want this year.

Smooches...Merry Christmas to all and to all a good bite :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Halloween Contest!!

Crymsyn Hart and I have banded together to bring you goodie basket full to Tricks and Treats in celebration of our newest release:
Midnight Encounters

He might be cute, but what's inside will make you hunger
1st Prize: Pictured Basket above
2nd: Signed copy of Midnight Encounters by Me and Dahlia Rose
3rd: Two e-books. One from Crymsyn and the other from Me!
1.Contest Runs from Oct 1st to Oct. 31st.
2. In order to be eligible, you must email either me or Crymsyn a receipt for your purchase of Midnight Encounters, your email and snail mail address, including your name.
In subject of email, please put Midnight Encounters Contest
3. Winners will be chosen at random
4. All winners will be notified by email
5. Any questions please email Me VMochaxtasi1029@aol.com or Crymsyn@ravynhart.com

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Velvet, Leather and Roses Debut tomorrow

Hi My Groovy Gal and Dolls

My first book In Print will be releasing tomorrow! Velvet, Leather and Roses is a hot erotic contemporary that will keep you transfixed on every page!Suspense will fill your senses and you'll feel youself there as Billie and Cooper fight to stay alive and save the love they have found!

You can purchase this book at (www.amirapress.com )from tomorrow and by the end of next month you will be able to buy it from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and all other websites where Amira press books are sold.Thanks guys and I hope you guys like what you read!Smooches, Hugs and Cheesecake!Dahlia

Monday, September 3, 2007

Dragon Con 2007!!

My first Dragon Con, for which I must give an honorable mention to Sabrina Luna. Thanks for inviting me to this great four day party Ms.Pink Boa..you rock! Also my night time companion and also a fellow muse with Sabrina and myself, Ms Eliza Gayle! We found all kinds of entertaining things to do and take pictures off didn't we Eliza?!!

I have to say it Dragon Con Rocks and I must give a shout out to everyone one of the cool people who posed with us or let us take their photo. Wanna see some of our fun?? I'll post a few to wet your appetite! To see more check out the slide shows on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/bajandahlia/

Dinner with my favorite author who carries a boa! Sabrina Luna and Dahlia

Showing a bit of Leg with Eliza Gayle!

Spartans...Do I really need to say more?

Even Nasgoulds need to have fun!

Desert rogue or my prisoner! I have yet to decide! LOL
Ok that is all for now..Come visit my myspace and get the whole four day spectacular in living color. Comments are appreciated! Let me know what you think! I hope to see alot of you there next year! Dragon Con 2008 here we come!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Titles Unavailable

To all my readers,My four ttiles with Mardi Gras Publishing (The Lover's diary, Paradise Found, An Eternal Flame and Love and Lights) are temporarily unavailable due to some unforseen circumstances. I willl keep you informed on any new developments.
Thank you for the suppotive notes I have been recieving.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Midnight Muses take CLF By Storm!!

August 11th & 12th! The midnight muses rock at the Charlotte Literary Festival!! Myself and the girls promoted our individual books and our upcoming anthology at this event. (Midnight Encounters A muse Halloween anthology!!..Coming in Print October 1st)We met great artist and other authors like ourselves. Plus we were the company of such greats like Catherine Coulter and Zane!
Oh we had tons of fun, walking around and meeting everyone plus giving out the promotional items we had spent weeks making!
Now on to the best part of the blog. The pictures we took!
Enjoy and comment away!
Crymsyn trying to bite me with her fangs! I'd let her too! *Snicker*

Saturday at the festival, Dahlia, Sabrina, Crymsyn & Eliza..Don't we look great!

Crymsyn and Dahlia just shooting the breeze! Oh yeah we are promoting too! LOL

Day 2 of the festival and we still look great!

The Muses with Catherine Coulter!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries! We couldn't resist!
We have to thank Real Eyes Book store also in Charloote for hosting this great event!
Visit the site again soon my friends and see what else is going on!!
Hugs and Cheesecake!

Monday, July 9, 2007

July News! Hot Books For Summer!

Well my sexy cats and kittens!

Summer is here and boy its a hot one! I'm melting but in a good way. LOL. I have had a lot going on and in my little slice of the writing world its been heaven.

First off our little author group The Midnight Muses has completed it first anthology and it was accepted by Whiskey Creek Torrid! My own story in the anthology is called "Scaredy Kat," A story of a witch who learns the true meaning of her powers when she sends a spell through time and brings a warlock from another realm. We are absolutle thrilled and Look out for Midnight Encounters ! A muses halloween anthology very soon!

Also The Midnight Muses willbe live and in person at The Charlotte Literary Festival on August 11th and 12th. This event will be att he Blake hotel and Marshall Park in Charlotte NC. So come on out and meet and greet us. They will be tons of goodies and giveaways at our table!

Next here is my new releases. There were three in the last frew weeks and here are the little blurby :)

The Lovers Diary
James and Dahlia, two lovers who have an intense love and
Passion. Write about their love and life in the pages of a journal
The Lover’s Diary depicts the entries that they make. Each story
is filled with love, emotion and the intense passion they share for
each other. Dahlia has been hurt in her life and she has a fear of losing the one thing she hold dear.. “her James”. James see every
wall she puts up to hide her emotions. And he knocks them down
every time. He wants to show her that no matter what he will be there for ever.

Their love is key to their sexuality and this book is filled with
steamy, sensual erotic lovemaking. This books is fictional but it is written with a lot of the emotionalism from my own life and love.
I found my prince charming that broke through every barrier I put
In his way.

The lover’s Diary is for the lover’s both men and women. A
Tribute to those rare loves that we find that burns out heart and
Enflames our souls. Soul mate’s can be found in the strangest of
Places we just have to keep looking.

(Available now at www.mardigraspublishing.com)

Paradise Found

Kelly runs in the park, three nights a week as she has always done since moving to Lovely Charlotte NC, but this time she sees something she shouldn’t, a manic who is posing his recent victim. He thinks that he is going to be immortal and he must accomplish this by taking the heart of women. He has done it before and now since Kelly has seen him, he has decided that she will complete his process. Kelly has stepped into this killer’s line of fire and now she is in danger. The one thing she remembers and passes on to the police, is the killer is a soldier. Lieutenant TJ Chapel does not want this to be one of his men, and when he questions Kelly they start out on the wrong foot. But soon they are thrown together, the only way he can protect Kelly from a killer who seems to know their every move is to take her to where she grew up and Island in the Caribbean. There is the lush island and the crystal blue see, Kelly and TJ find passion and Love in the midst of Danger. Will Kelly be able to escape the madman’s clutches? Will they be able to find Paradise in each other’s arms?

(Available now at www.mardigraspublishing.com)

When Angels Fall

Do you long for someone to spend eternity with? Well, Christopher Demonte does. Being a vampire has worn on him. Sometimes he longs for the bliss of death, until he meets Alana James, a shy sexy witch who practices green magic in New Orleans. For the first time in five hundred years, Christopher passed on his curse of immortality to save her life. Does she thank him? No, she does not. Instead she curses him for making her part of the undead. Slowly she learns to accept her new life, not knowing that the vampire in her has made her more powerful that she could possibly imagine. But someone else knows and wants to covet her for her power and as revenge against Christopher, his sire Mason, who has made a pact with an unknown evil. He wants Christopher to suffer. One, because he would not accept his gift to rule next to him in a world of death and blood. And two, because Christopher would not become his immortal lover. Now Christopher and Alana are in a race for their lives from Mason and his evil minion. They run from the Streets of New Orleans to the lush paradise of St. Lucia. With passion and love in the mix with these two vampires, will they be able to overcome the evil that surrounds them? Will they be able to have an eternity of love?

(Availaable now at www.stardustpress.com)

Now there are a few coming soons for me as well. so I'll list them here witht hier blurbs for you guys to see!

Of Gods and One Woman

Aries God of war, all powerful and a warrior for thousands of years. Now in modern times mortals has forgotten the ways of old and gods have been placed in the history books. Aries long for battles and he is tired of watching from the sideline as the world wages its wars. Until he met her a modern day crime fighter that takes on the battles on the street alone. She fights for the weak and defenseless and she completely captivated Aries. One night as she fights she is killed and Aries ask his brother to put her soul back into her body.
Sasha Green knew one minute she was fighting with a group of thugs and then her soul was out of her body. The night gets stranger when she finds herself in the underworld staring at Aries and his brother Aries who is telling her that she is dead. Her soul can be replaced in her body but for a price. She must let Aries fight with her and oh yes, she must become his concubine. Sasha has no other choice but to accept his offer is she wants to be alive once again. But she is not going to go down that path willingly.
From the very beginning Passion and heat flares between the god of war and the mortal woman who he stands with to fight the evils of the street. Soon there is something neither of them expected…Love, and danger as well. Will a mortal and a god be able to fit love in between battles and all the obstacles they must over come?

(Coming soo to Aphrodite's Apples http://www.aphroditesapple.com/)

The Collette Saga

Sola Collette’s birthday looms on the horizon in a few weeks and so does her destiny, a fate that is tied in with her sisters. Three girls born of vampires three hundred years ago whose hearts only made one beat before they lived life as part of the undead. Their destiny is to find the three pieces of the Lazarus Amulet, the most powerful thing in the vampire world. Each piece allows the one who wears it to walk in the daylight. When it is combined it has more power than ever possibly imagined. Both human and vampires alike wants this treasure and they will go to any lengths to get it from the sisters. Each sister quest is to find their piece of the amulet. The amulet can only be destroyed when the pieces are joined together, and each sister has promised to do so. To keep it would only mean the constant threat to mankind. There is one who covets it most of all, Carthos. He is one of the most ancient of vampires and he sees the amulet as being his. To walk in the daylight and drink the blood of humans, Carthos wants to bring hell on earth. The journey begins with Sola and the prophecy is written that each sister must find their mate and make this one person into a vampire. It is only then that the couple will find the amulet from the clue they have been given. It will only end when the amulet is joined and destroyed. Sola has found her mate a tough New York cop names Gideon Godspeed. With everyone hunting her and Gideon, will they be successful in their quest? Or will the immortal love they find be blown away in the ashes of their bodies.

(Coming soon to Star Dust Press www.starduatpress.com)

An Eternal Flame

Simone Collins lost her love when the towers fell on September 11th. Matthew was one of the firefighter lost and her heart was shattered since then. Five years has passed and she has shut herself of from the world, from feeling the only thing she has in her painting and Julian McCall her best friend. Julian was Matthew’s closest friend and brother in arms as a firefighter. He promised to take care of Simone when Matthew died for her sake and the sake of a friend lost. Simone and his friend ship blossomed but now he wants something more. He has fallen in love with the woman that he swore to take care of. Will he be able to show Simone that he can heal her shattered heart with a new love? Can Simone open her heart to the possibilities once more?

(Coming soon to Mardi Gras Publishing http://www.mardigraspublishing.com/)

When Love Commands

Major Claire Kirkland is a soldier and she is on her last tour as a doctor in Iraq. She has been overseas for months and when she gets to go home finally she will be retired. The day was harsh when a mortar attack hits there camp and Claire is running back and forth to take care of the injured soldiers. With one of the final mortars that hits a soldier run in with his commander over his shoulder. Sergeant Daniel Butler is hurt and hurt badly. When he looks up and see her above him he thinks she is an angel. He heard her promise that she would find him and he believe her. One of the final faces he saw before he was transported out to the hospital in Germany was her. Months later when Claire was back at work at the hospital Washington DC she did not expect to see Sergeant Butler standing in her office. He remembered her promise to find him and he intends for her to keep that promise. Sparks fly for the these two and they have to fit months of learning about each other into a few weeks before he goes back into the war zone. Will the love that Claire and Daniel found be able to withstand the distance. Will they be able to answer the call when love commands?

(Coming soon to Phaze Publishing http://www.paze.com/)

Caribbean Blue

Eli Connors is a stressed out cop from Philly. When he gets an invitation from his friend living on the island of Barbados for a vacation he jumps at the chance. From the time he set foot on the island he feels his cares melt away. Eli soon discovers that the island holds mystery a secret tribe called the Baqeu. He meets one of thier daughters when he hears her signing and he follows the sound. He sees Alison and finds out that this island beauty holds more of a secret than he ever imagined. Alison shows him the beauty of the island that many has never seen. They find love and passion among the coral caves and the lush gullies of Barbados. But remember even paradise holds danger.

(Coming soon to Phaze Publishing www.phaze.com)

Velvet Leather and Roses

Cooper Jasper was captivated, enticed and enthralled by one woman and he did not know he name. He saw her one night at his friend’s bachelor party and he could not get her face out of his mind ever since. The party was held at a place called Leather and Lace. A kind of strip club with BDSM thrown in. Since he saw her he has been back several times and each time he watched her. This night was different when she walked over and introduced her self as Velvet. She takes him into one of the VIP rooms where she introduces him to a sexy taste of being domineered. Is excited him beyond anything he has ever felt but still he wants more. He has a need to get to know her. Impulsively he asks her out and ever though she has reservations she accepts and tells him her real name…. Billie Carlton. He wants not just her body but to know her mind as well. Billie might be the dominatrix as a job but he intended for her to be his submissive.

Billie doesn’t know why she accepted but she is sitting across a table from a sexy man that for once wants to know more about her than what service her body can provide. While they talk and laugh she fells an attraction for a man in such along time. Cooper is a gentleman and makes sure she gets home safely. Outside her door they share a kiss which leads in to him giving her some of the most explosive pleasure in her hallway. Billie is also hiding a secret that can put then both in danger. Her boss is using the club for more than a place where people can fulfill at least a little bit of fantasy. She is using the club as an escort service for some very dangerous men and women. People who take the sensual form of BDSM and twisted into something ugly and dangerous. Now Billie must trust Cooper to help her and he will show her what real sensuality and sexuality is all about. This book is filled with some hot sexy love scenes and intimate pleasure. Where a man and a woman find out what fantasies they can fulfill for each other. Will love be the happy ending they are looking for?

(Coming Soon to Amira Press www.amirapress.com)

Whew! So that is my news for the month check back often and see whats going on in my neck of the woods. With all the new releases I am going to have one extraordinary contest at the beginning of fall. its my time of the year. The leaves will be turning magnificent colors and The prizes will be amazing!

Smooches, Hugs and Cheesecake!

Dahlia rose

Friday, May 18, 2007

Author Jordana Ryan is on the blog!

1: Dahlia: Welcome to the blog Jordana! Would you tell us how your writing career took off?

Hi Dahlia, My writing career took off with an unfortunate personal circumstance. I had back surgery and was unable to return to my job with adolescent offenders in a maximum security facility. I was bound and determined to not let the time pass unproductively. I searched my heart for what I really wanted to do and that was write. I started with a book called Loving Dakota. But after joining many critique groups I found that this was not the novel that really called to me. I started writing No Matter What and it really just took a hold of me. When I finished writing it, I started submitting and was given my contract on No Matter What at that point.

2: Dahlia: Your book No Matter What is a compelling story. Could you tell us more about it?

No Matter What is the story of Brenden and Cassandra. Cassandra left Indigo with a big secret when she was seventeen years old. After living a sordid life for four years, she’s ready to own up to her mistakes. She comes back to Indigo with her 3 year old daughter. When Brenden sees her, he is torn between loving her and hating her. Although, she is the love of his life there is a lot that needs to be forgiven. Cassandra and Brenden fight their demons but will there be a happily ever outcome in their future?

3: Dahlia: The story line is different to what we are seeing in books lately. It deals with more real world issues like pregnancy and HIV. How did you come up with the story line and what message were you trying to get across to the readers?

I think the message I wanted to give was that everyone deserves a second chance. People do things every day that maybe they are not proud of, or they feel can’t be taken back. It’s true that the action can’t be taken back but it is possible to be forgiven. I also really wanted to make this realistic. Brenden and Cass faced a lot of obstacles that are very real in this world. I wanted to send a message that love and persistence can help a person to overcome even the most horrible of circumstances.

4: Dahlia: Do you have any upcoming releases we should know about and where can we find them?

My book of poetry title Uncensored Emotions is coming very soon from Amira Press. This is a book that is close to my heart because I started with writing poetry and it has been my passion for many years. The title reflects the poetry, it really is an uncensored look at me as a person and my feelings. I tackle a lot of tough issues in my poems and I think that makes them really stand out. You can get this book at www.amirapress.com Hopefully in the next week or two. Also, I have a short story in the Amira Press Meant to be Anthology called Summer Fling. It was my first short story and something I am really proud of. You can pick that anthology up in June at www.amirapress.com. Finally, my erotic short story, The Wrong Woman is undergoing edits now and should be available through Amira Press Simply Erotic by Summers end.

5: Dahlia: Jordana give us a sneak peek to what you are working on now?

My next novel is called Perfect Game and this is a novel that is very close to my heart. Jessie Kirk has never had love. Her mother was a self-centered woman who had a hard time putting others above herself. When she passes away Jessie makes the decision to get to know her father who has been absent most of her life. Trevor can’t believe she’s there. The last time she came to Santa Fe for a visit she had caused nothing but trouble. But he had seen behind the little girls antics to the lonely person inside. At twenty years old, she’s more mature and she’s beautiful. When he faces a career ending injury, Jessie and Trevor find themselves thrown together. With her he can show her a side of him that other’s don’t see. When he falls in love with the coach’s daughter, will he find that love means more to him than chasing that Perfect Game?

6: Dahlia: Where are you from and are any of your books based in your home town?

I am from St. Louis Missouri and as of yet I have no novels based here, but I haven’t counted out my hometown yet!

7: Dahlia: What are some of the goals you have set for yourself in your writing career?

My first goal is to write because I love it. To fulfill my passion I will write regardless of what happens in my career. Second, my goal is to touch people with my novels. I will always be true to myself and who I am with my writing and give my readers a story that comes straight from my heart.

8: Dahlia: What scenes in your books that you find difficult to write?

Love Scenes are difficult for me to write. I want to write what is appealing to my readers so sometimes I over think the love scenes.

9: Dahlia: What would we find you doing behind the scenes Jordana to relax and get away from writing for a bit?

Playing with my daughter usually. I have a 5 year old that is very active and kicking back to relax usually means doing something special with her. If it’s just Jordana Time you can find me baking, exercising, scrapbooking, reading or playing my playstation. I have a lot of hobbies and I try to give them all some attention each week J

10: Dahlia: I have read your books and they are very romantic and expressive. Plus it lets you know that they are a lot of bumps in relationships. Will all your books be based on this style of writing?

I think that all of my romance novels will be based on this style of writing. I tend to write reality. Though I am a fan of happily ever after and smooth roads, life isn’t like that so I find it hard to write that. But I do also have a few other genres I write so I think readers can get a little of everything from me.

11: Dahlia: What do you think is the sexiest spot on a man’s body?

LOL that is a good question. I think it’s the belly button. There’s nothing sexier than a man’s tummy!

12: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding who would it be and what will he be doing?

Elvis Presely (I know he’s dead) LOL if it were a live person it would have to be George Clooney. I think breakfast in bed would be a great start! Then a nice massage followed by a day at a theme park riding every ride with me LOL Lame I know but I’m easy to please.

13: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading between your writing schedule?

My favorite Writers are Rosanne Bittner, Cassie Edwards, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Johanna Lindsey and Sandra Brown. It is definitely hard to read sometimes but when I get writers block that is a great way of pushing past it. I try to take time to read at least a chapter a night. Even if it is at 1 in the morning. Reading is as essential to me as writing!

14: Dahlia: Jordana tell us three things that you could not live without?

My Daughter, My Computer and My Ipod

15: Dahlia: Tell us where we could find out more about, any contest you have going on and your books.

I have a Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JordanaRyan/ And also my myspace. It’s www.myspace.com/PrincessCheygirl. Once I know that I have some readers out there active in those lists I will be doing at least weekly update posts and contests as well!

Thank you for having me Dahlia!

That guys and dolls was the author of “No Matter What” Jordana Ryan. This lady is bringing romance back with a worldly feel that everyone can relate to. Check out her books and you won’t be disappointed!
Until next week luvvies!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Author Interview With Kiera Black!

1: Dahlia: Welcome to the blog Kiera! Tell us how your journey into the writing world began?

Actually, I’d had a dream about these characters several days running and they were quietly driving me insane. When I couldn’t find a book to read that would shut them out, the DH told me that maybe I should write their story down. I never looked back after that.

2: Dahlia: Your book currently out The Protector Destiny is out now! Could you tell us more about it?

Sure, Elizabeth is a writer. She writes about the eternal battle between werewolves and vampires. Sam is the ultimate Alpha wolf, king of the Loup-garou. He reads one of Elizabeth’s books and knows he needs to find out who she is because she knows entirely too much about their plight. Once they meet, all hell breaks loose… LOL

Here’s the official blurb and you can read an excerpt on my website where there is a purchase link if you’re interested in it:

What happens when an independent, strong-willed woman meets an alpha male? Now imagine their meeting occurs while Elizabeth Winters is under attack. Her assailant is among the undead, a vampire: the most feared and reviled of Earth's legendary creatures. Intent on coming to her rescue is Samuel Woods, the leader of his people and Elizabeth's one true mate. She is the Protector's destiny. Together they stand between the undead and the enslavement of all mankind.
They are members of the Loup-garou, modern-day werewolves, destined to protect humanity from vampires, while roaming the world in search of their other half. From the mountains of Upstate New York, to the Saskatchewan region of Canada, Sam and Elizabeth find themselves battling not only the undead, but traitors from within. Can they find the traitors in time, or will an ancient enemy destroy their love before it even begins?

3: Dahlia: I know the book is going to be a series. How many will there be and when is the next one due to be released? Can you give us a sneak peek into book two?

Well, so far there is three written and scheduled for publication. Depending on how the sales are, and if readers want it, there will definitely be a fourth story and I have ideas for several others as well. The Protector’s Jewel is scheduled for release in September, and The Protector’s Keeper is scheduled for release in December.

Here’s the prologue for The Protector’s Jewel but keep in mind it’s still unedited…


Out of breath and virtually out of options, Anna bent down and gathered her daughter in her arms. How could she tell her precious child goodbye? How could she not? No other way existed, not if Alyssa was to live through the night.
“When I say run, I want you to head into those trees over there, sweetie.” She tried to keep the terror, the sorrow from her voice. For her daughter's sake, she needed to remain strong and in control for just a few more minutes.
“But momma, I...”
“Promise me, Alyssa. No matter what you hear, or see, you'll stay hidden in those trees until daybreak. Promise me.”
Alyssa clung to her mother’s arm and began to argue, but Anna stopped her. “Please, do this for me, baby.”
“Okay, momma.”
“And you remember who to contact if we get separated, right?”
“Yes, momma.”
“Good. I love you, baby.” Anna clutched her daughter to her breast. She needed to show Alyssa how very much she and cherished her daughter, wanted to feel her girl in her arms one last time.
Time had run out. She needed to get her daughter to safety. All that mattered was her little girl’s life. With tears trailing down her cheeks, Anna kissed Alyssa one last time before gently shoving her toward the safety of the woods.
“Now, baby. Go! Run! Run into those trees and don’t look back.”
Anna watched her hurry into the woodland. She only regretted one thing. She wouldn’t live to see her baby grow into womanhood. In fact, she didn’t expect to live through the night. She only hoped that Alyssa would stay hidden until dawn, until it was safe.
Anna continued to stare into the woods long after Alyssa disappeared from view. She felt the evil one closing in but couldn’t pull her gaze away from where she’d last seen Alyssa. Not yet. There were precious few moments left and she needed to use them wisely. After one last prayer for Alyssa’s safety, Anna focused all her attention within to release her inner beast.
The change came quickly, as though her other self knew time grew short. The world hung suspended for just a moment as though Father Time waited to witness what was about to unfold.
A wrenching in her spine caused the muscles to spasm. Then bones popped and snapped as Anna’s arms and legs shifted and changed, forcing her to drop down to all fours. Her mouth and nose changed into a lupine muzzle, hands and feet became paws, and a glossy black pelt covered her smooth skin.
Born of an ancient race known as the loup-garou, or commonly referred to as Weres, Anna was about to face her people’s most feared enemy. The Vampire. From the beginning of time, vampires stalked and hunted the werewolf population. Many Weres went into hiding, while others placed themselves in harm’s way by becoming Protectors, defending not only their kind but also the human population.

4: Dahlia: What are you currently working on now Kiera?

Two things really, besides the edits for The Protector’s Jewel. I’m working on Draco’s Choice, an urban dragon shifter/vamp story. You can read the blurb for it on my website, and I’m also working on my first erotic romance, Seducing Serena. It’s a shifter ménage. This one will be a short to test the waters so to speak, but I’m hoping once it’s finished my agent will find a home for it. Same with Draco’s choice, actually.

5: Dahlia: I have been dallying around in your website and I read your bio. You have moved around a lot, does this give you in insight when you are choosing the setting for your books?

Oh sure. Living as many places as I did, it’s a bit easier coming up with settings for my characters. I’ve lived in foreign countries, big cities, tiny towns, villages and even military bases, by the beach and up in the mountains. All those locations are definitely fodder for my imagination.

6: Dahlia: Do you only write in the paranormal genre? Is their a new genre you would like to try?

Well, so far The Protector’s Series is paranormal romance. A shifter/vamp sort of paranormal. I’d like to try my hand at maybe writing some urban paranormal/gothic or sci-fi/futuristic and I definitely want to write a little steamier too. But, I can’t see myself writing straight contemporary or historical.

7: Dahlia: What are some of the goals you have set for yourself in your writing career?

Well, my only real goal was to get published. I’d love to see my books in paper, but even e-book meets that one goal I’d set for myself. To me, it’s telling the story that is the most important reason I write. But, I sure wouldn’t turn down a million dollar deal… LOL

8: Dahlia: What scenes in your books that you find difficult to write?

Sex scenes, definitely. I blush all the way through. And forget writing them if the DH is in the house. It ain’t happening… LOL

9: Dahlia: What would we find you doing behind the scenes Kiera, what does a day of relaxation look like for you?

Wow… I don’t know if I can remember what that is. LOL… Seriously, a day of relaxation is a day where I can just kick my feet up in the recliner, have a stack of two or three books to read, a coke sitting next to me with the radio playing in the background. To tell you the truth, I get one of these every time I get a new Christine Feehan book, or any of the other auto buys. I have no patience, so I wait for the mail carrier, attack him at the door, then lock myself in the apartment until I finish the book, pushing house work and deadlines to the bottom of my priority list.

10: Dahlia: I have read some of your book and it is very thrilling and sensual. Where did the inspiration for The Protector Series come from?

My dreams really. I read many shifter and vamp stories—heck a lot of paranormal all together—and I dreamed the basic plot of this one. After that, I had no choice but to write it because the characters were so real and alive to me at that point.

11: Dahlia: What do you think is the sexiest spot on a man’s body? J

I’d love to be all PC about this and say his smile, but it wouldn’t be the truth. His butt, definitely a man’s butt is what gets my attention first.

12: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding who would it be and what will he be doing?

Oh heck, only one? Pierce Brosnan. And honestly, I’d have him scrubbing the tub and all the other household chores that would allow me to ogle his behind…

13: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading between your writing schedule?

There are so many. On my keeper shelves I have: Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Janet Chapman, Nora Roberts, Kay Hooper, Catherine Coulter, Jory Strong, Lauren Dane, Tianna Xander, Bonnie Rose Leigh, Linda Howard, Robin Owens, Angela Knight, and I’ve recently added Jacquelyn Frank. I’m sure there are a bunch I’m forgetting though.

For my favorites... I make the time. For new books, or authors, I try to read at least a couple books a week into my schedule.

14: Dahlia: Kiera tell us three things that you could not live without?

My laptop, my personal library, and Coca Cola…

15: Dahlia: Where we can find out more about, any contest you have going on and your books.

You can find out more about me and what I’m up to at the following places:
My MySpace
My Yahoo Group

Let Kiera thrill you down to your toes with her new book. If book one can be so exciting, book two will leave us all breathless!
Until next week luvvies!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Sylvia Hubbard Interview!!!

Sylvia Hubbard is a an author with tons of "Oooomph" in her books. She graciously gave us an interview and here is what she had to say!

1: Dahlia: Today on the blog we have Sylvia Hubbard! Welcome and tell us more about yourself and your start in writing

I use to lie to my mother all the time and she’d make me write it down. This punishment turned to pleasure and I knew by the time I was 12 that I wanted to be a writer.
To date, I’ve independently published 4 paperback books and over 10 e-books. My foundation genre has always been romance, but I have ventured into suspense, erotic, mystery, paranormal and I/R. Always urban and contemporary styled, I’ve acquired a large readership from my hard working Internet skills from all over the world.

2: Dahlia: Sylvia you are a Detroit native, are any of your books based on your hometown?

Moved to Detroit when I was seven from Ecorse, Michigan. And I’ve loved this city since then. All but two. My first novel I ever completed Stone's Revenge is based in a small suburb called Davenport, Ohio. And then Bestselling Author, Nobia Bryant asked me to write in the Urban Legend anthology based in New Jersey. Since I'd never been to New Jersey after several emails between us, I was able to construct a suspense urban erotic called Sweet Justice.

3: Dahlia: What books do you have out now for the readers?

My upcoming book in August of 2007 will be Secrets, Lies & Family Ties. It’s about Ezekiel Chambers wanting to have as much success in his personal life as he has in his business life, but his father is doing anything and everything to sabotage it. He’s convinced by friends to go to his high school reunion and meets a mysterious woman who he can’t stop wanting. Grae happens to be the woman and she’s given the opportunity to sleep with Ezekiel whom she’s been in love with since high school with no strings attached. But perfect opportunities soon turn to perfect wickedness.
It’s a follow up to Mistaken Identity and I bring the twins back because the readers loved that the most.

4: Dahlia: Could you give us a sneak peek into a work in Progress from you or what you have coming soon for release?

Currently I’m doing a book called Sex Weed and it’s not for the faint of heart. Here’s the first couple of paragraphs of the book:
Pressing deep into her, his shaft pulsed and it took all his control to not come again, but she felt so damn good. There was just something about morally wrong sex that turned Dyson Peare on and the more he had of her body, the more he wanted her. It was the second time that day he had given in to his lust, this time right across his desk where he drove deep into her knowing the wood was going to tear her back up, but she didn’t seem to care and he was so oblivious, he didn’t care either.
She licked his ear, nibbled voraciously at his neck and then gyrated her body under him widening her legs and moving him even deeper. Her breathless sighs of pleasure aroused him and then she bit her lip to make sure she was quiet knowing he didn’t like noise. Her light cinnamon eyes closed and she trembled.
It was beautiful to watch her orgasm, but he forced himself to look away, yet her nails digging in his back and her snatch practically suckling against his manhood made him very aware of her presence despite how quiet she tried to be.

5: Dahlia: Stone’s Revenge is an excellent book; the plot catches you from the very beginning. How did you come up with the idea for such an intriguing storyline?

Stone started to formulate in my head back when J. Dahmer was arrested. My dad was a PBS nut and would watch every documentary about serial killers. I think they ran the A to Z to American and European Serial Killer series, LOL, and I started to wonder what happens to people who are affected by these killers - The family members and such. How do they have normal and what is normal to them? William began to grow and become more and more real. I think I wrote the first draft in less than two months. He was a force to be reckon with and his character leapt off the page.

6: Dahlia: Is being a writer your full time job. If not what other hats do you wear?

My benefit job is for the City of Detroit. I use to be a crime reporter for the Detroit Police, but I transferred to their 311 unit and answer calls for the city for over 80 different departments. I am also the founder of Motown Writers Network, Michigan Literary Network and The African American Electronic Literary Network. I am also an independent publisher and have a literary service to help writers get to where they want to be called HubBooks.

7: Dahlia: What are some of the goals you have set for yourself in your writing career?

To have one best seller in the next two years and I would love to have one of my books in a film and a stage play. And then I’ll end my career when I win an Oscar for original story.

8: Dahlia: What scenes in your books that you find difficult to write?

Description. I’m an action and dialogue fan and when I have to go into detail about how things look I get bored and frustrated. I carry a thesaurus every where I go and I cut out pictures of rooms and colors and faces to help.

9: Dahlia: What role does your family play in your writing career? Do they support your decision to be an author and have they read your books?

I think they’re just waiting for the money to start rolling in so they can live off me. LOL. … Seriously though, I know my mother supports me and believes in me and my children help a lot when I go to places and understand this is my dream and my passion.

10: Dahlia: I know being an author can be very stressful at time. How do you take time for yourself and relax?

Relax? Ha! Writing is my stressful remedy and working at my benefit job is my vacation.

11: Dahlia: What do you think is the sexiest spot on a man’s body? J

His shoulders and neck. I like something I can rest my thighs on.

12: Dahlia: Which do you prefer on a guy Boxers or Briefs?

Boxers. He has more room to get it out faster.

13: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading between your writing schedule?

Actually no. Right now I’m reading Creepin’ by Monica Jackson, LA Banks and others and Between My Thighs by Naija. I love reading as much as I love writing.
I love a good story and I’ll read anything I can get my hands on. I don’t have a best author of all time though.

14: Dahlia: Sylvia tell us three things that you could not live without?

Writing utensils, DVD’s and cotton Candy.

15: Dahlia: Where we can find out more about you and your books

My website is always being updated along with my story blog.

You can also join my group at:

Related Links to me are:

That is what Sylvia Hubbard has to say Ladies and gents! Her books speak for themselves. Go buy a copy in print or in e-book. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Until next week luvvies!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Monday, May 7, 2007

Coming soon Books By Dahlia Rose

Hello! Hello! My Lovely Bloggers

I have been having a pretty exciting year since I began writing! Its been a hell of a roller coaster ride and i am loving ever second of it.

Here is a look at my coming soon list from different publishers..To read exclusive excerpts and blurbs. Go to my website www.thedecadenceofdahlia.com

When Angels Fall (coming soon to Star Dust Press)

The Collette Saga Book 1, 2 & 3
The Heart of Sola
The Soul of Luna
The Strength of Willa
(Coming soon to Star Dust Press)

The Lovers Diary.
Paradise Found
An Eternal Flame
(Coming soon to Mardi Gras Publishing)

When Love Commands
(Coming to Phaze Publishing January 2008)

Of Gods and One woman
(Coming to Apphrodite's Apples)

Velvet, Leather and Roses
(Coming soon to Amira Press)

Well that is the list and if the muses continute to smile on me and give me inspiration many more to come! :) Remember to still go check out my two releases Love and Lights currently available at (www.mardigraspublishing.com) and The Soul Mate's Curse which is still #1 on the best seller list at (www.stardustpress.com).
Smoochies Luvvies
Dahlia Rose

Interview with Zinnia Hope

Guys and Dolls Look whose here! Zinnia Hope has a great interview with us! Read on on what this author has to say!

1: Dahlia: Welcome to the blog Zinnia! Would you tell us how your writing career took off?

My very first publications were in small literary magazines and some YA publications. Golly, that's been ages ago. I sold my first story for an actual paycheck to a Christian magazine for young teens and still have a copy of the check framed and on my wall.

Now fast forward several years. One day I was emailing back and forth with a creative writing instructor who's a friend of mine. I was grumbling about how hard it is to crack professional short story markets. He suggested that I try writing for men's magazines. Although men's markets, ie Penthouse and and the like, are just as tough to crack, he insisted I had what it takes to write such material and succeed. He showed me a few examples of his published work in such markets, so I studied his stories and wrote my first one. I submitted the story and sold it on my first try. It debuted in Gent.

Later down the road, I began writing material for e-publishers while looking for my next literary agent.

2: Dahlia: Where were some of the first places that the readers could read your work?

Touch Magazine is the YA Christian Mag I mentioned earlier, then there were several tiny publications such as Moxie Magazine, DeadMule.com, etc. These were followed by selling work to Gent and Hustler's Busty Beauties when I managed to get into the pro men's mags. I began selling to a few pro online markets too such as Would That It Were.com (closed now) which is historical sci-fi.

3: Dahlia: You have a novel coming soon called “Ruby, The White King and Marilyn Monroe.” The Title alone has caught my interest. Tell us more about it?

That's a tentative title right now. It's a wild romp from the Midwest to Key West. A woman, Ruby, picks up a hitchhiker, who turns out to be nothing but trouble. Throw in weird visions, a dog who thinks he's Ruby's spirit guide, a sexy guy who curls Ruby's toes, a biker couple, and one mishap after another as Ruby tries to solve the secret of her visions.

4: Dahlia: Do you have any new releases we should know about and where can we find them?

The Red Storm is a romantic sci-fi mystery that recently debuted April 28th at Lavender Isis Press. http://lavenderisis.com/theredstormbuy.html

5: Dahlia: Zinnia can you tell us what you are working on now?

Well, I have about 20K words left to do on my Ruby/White King novel. I'm also writing something targeted for Ellora's Cave called The Darkness of Sable, which is a paranormal thriller and involves an IR romance. I have a rough outline for Thorn of Ebon that's book II of The Daughter's of Trinity Series at Freya's Bower. I'm also finishing up some short stories for a collection that is under consideration.

6: Dahlia: Tell us what books you currently have out for the readers to enjoy?

At Freya's Bower, there are four titles: Free Spirits, The Sexual Science of Witchery, Conspiracy of Angels, and Honeysuckle and Wild Roses. I have Visiting Donna Dee at Amira Press.com and The Red Storm at Lavenderisis.com.

7: Dahlia: What are some of the goals you have set for yourself in your writing career?

To finish all my WIPs, lol!

8: Dahlia: Is there any scenes in your books that you find difficult to write?

Yes, the graphic sex scenes in my sizzling titles are tough to write because they bore me to death. I've been writing sex fiction for so long that I just cringe if I have to write such a scene. There are only so many ways a writer can present a sex scene without it becoming redundant and finding ways to present them in an erotic way without it coming across as purple prose or disgusting is tricky to do at times.

9: Dahlia: Behind the scenes Zinnia when the computer is off and your day is done. What would we find you doing?

Enjoying my husband's company and playing with our toddler.

10: Dahlia: Your love scenes are scorching Zinnia! Where do you pull the inspiration for that extra “oomph!” in your books

I try to imagine what women dream about in a lover as in actual day dreams that stretch the boundaries a little bit, then I try to portray them in a believable fashion.

11: Dahlia: What do you think is the sexiest spot on a man’s body? ☺

Actually, there are two things about a man's body I find sexy. A man with wide shoulders and big, rough hands that show he works and can be gentle too.

12: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding who would it be and what will he be doing?

John Cena from WWE. I'd just like to sit and talk with him. Not only is he easy on the eyes, he strikes me as mischievous and witty. Now if I wasn't happily married, I could think of many things for him to do...

13: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading between your writing schedule?

I love Phillipa Gregory's work, Tess Gerritsen, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Stephen King and many others. I'm super picky about material, so if it doesn't get my attention within the first two chapters, the book hits the give-away pile or the PDF is shut down for good. And yes, it's very difficult for me to find personal reading time. I've been on a short break since finishing The Red Storm, so I've been reading material that authors have asked me to review or crit.

14: Dahlia: Zinnia tell us three things that you could not live without?

My family, writing, and coffee.

15: Dahlia: Does your family read and like your books? How do they feel about your writing career?

My father-in-law is probably my biggest fan. He's an avid reader. My husband and kids support my writing and play a big role in keeping my spirit high so I don't get fed up with the bad aspects of publishing and toss in the towel.

16: Dahlia. Zinnia tell us where we could find out more about, any contest you have going on and your books.

One is on my contest page at my website www.zinniahope.com and deals with my novel Conspiracy of Angels. This novel comes out in print May 30th, which is when I'll announce the winner. The winner of that one will receive a goodie basket/bag. The other is at Lavender Isis press http://lavenderisis.com/theredstormbuy.html and runs until May 15th. The winner of that one will receive a piece of The Red Storm's mythology. LOL, actually it's a sterling silver chain and pendant with a 1-carat garnet set in it. It's worth approximately $80 and symbolizes the bloodgem pendant that the hero gives my heroine, Jordanne.

That guys and dolls was the author of some of the most heat filled books I have ever read. Zinnia Hope will sizzle your mind and fill your imagination with her books.!
Until next week luvvies!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Sabrina Luna's Book Tour Rolls On!

She's a day early but we are pleased as punch Sabrina is here with us today!!

Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining me on another stop onmy Mini-Online Blog Tour!
Today I’m visiting my fellow‘Midnight Muse’ Dahlia Rose. Thanks, Dahila, for having me here!

My ebook, HOT PURSUIT, will be released this coming Saturday, May 5th, at Mardi Gras Publishing. (www.mardigraspublishing.com)

Here’s a sexy little blurb:

When Cassie Meadows arrives home for her parents' wedding anniversary, she's pulled over for speeding by a cop….her ex-boyfriend Steve Tanner. She can't believe her old beau has turned into an Adonis in uniform! Steve Tanner's flame is rekindled when he encounters Cassie too, but she's ready to lead him on a hot pursuit he'll never forget!

I love this story because it’s a reunion story. Two young lovers parted by misunderstandings and now brought back together. It’s about love and forgiveness, but it also has a hardy dose of sexy fun, fast paced action and dash of hometown humor.

If you’ve read VELVET SEDUCTION, you’ll be familiar with some of the supporting characters in the small town of Mount Hill. I think that was one of the reasons I enjoyed writing HOT PURSUIT was to revisit the small town I created for my other novella and get reacquainted with a few of the supporting characters too!

VELVET SEDUCTION is currently available at Mardi GrasPublishing and look for HOT PURSUIT releasing May 5th!

Thx & Hugs,



+ + +Sabrina LunaSpicy Romance with a Touch of Magick

+ + + Sabrina Luna Spicy Romance with a Touch of Magick

~*Author of Dark Erotica,
Fantasy & Romance*~

Monday, April 30, 2007

Interview with Marci Baun "Editor and Chief of Freya Bower and Wild Child Publishing

The blog went up a little late this week! Due to blogger not letting me in.But never fear through persistance and a few cuss words...LOL here it is!
Don't forget Thursday May 3rd is the day that Sabrina Luna will be on our blog on her mini book tour!!

Ladies and Gents. We have a treat today. Marci Baun has given us an interview!

Dahlia: This is first time for the blog this week. We have the editor and chief of Freya’s Bower and Wild Child Publishing, Marci Baun with us! Welcome Marci! Please tell us a little more about you and what you do?

Thank you, Dahlia! I am delighted to be here.

Well, I have three hats, really. I not only am the editor-in-chief of both Freya’s Bower and Wild Child Publishing, but I am a stay-at-home mom, which is by far the hardest of the three jobs. (smile) My toddler keeps me very busy. I do most of my work for the two publishing houses after she goes to bed and during her nap…when she takes one.

2: Dahlia: It might be quite a job managing both publishing companies, how do you keep everything coordinated and running smoothly?

That’s probably one of the biggest challenges. Some days run smoother than others. It’s a matter of organization and focusing on one project at a time with a list of what is to be done next.

3: Dahlia: In the midst of all your work, do you write as well?

On occasion. Usually, my writing consists of a short, humorous article rarely topping 500 words, but I’ve managed 1200 before. Although I’d enjoy writing more, I don’t really have the time to do it.

4: Dahlia: Tell us about some of the books that are out with both Publishing companies?

Well, Wild Child Publishing is strictly a mainstream fiction publisher. We publish all the genres you would find in mainstream fiction. Our catalog consists mostly of psychological thriller, horror, literary short story collection, and a romantic suspense. We have two or three more in the horror/psychological thriller in edits. I would like to expand our offerings.

Freya’s Bower is strictly romance and erotica. We welcome all genres and currently have over 50 titles available.

5: Dahlia: Marci are either Freya’s Bower or Wild Child Publishing open for submissions?

Yes. We are always open to well-written material. (smile) You can check out our submission guidelines at: http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/content/view/32/100/
And http://www.freyasbower.com/content/view/12/31/

6: Dahlia: So Marci what is a typical day for you like?

A typical day? There is no such thing. I spend a good portion taking care of my toddler. When I am not doing that, I am on my computer editing, promoting, and planning what comes next. It’s a never-ending process. Some days require more computer time than others.

7: Dahlia: Are there any new horizons opening up for the companies this year?

We are increasing our print books for both places. You will also see ads for both companies in the appropriate magazines and online places. (Ex. Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times for Freya’s Bower and Cemetery Dance and the like for Wild Child Publishing.)

8: Dahlia: Do both publishing company offer print contracts and what are the guidelines for that?

We have some guidelines we’ve offered to our authors. We require a specific number of ebooks to be sold of each novel length ebook before we will print that title. If the author exceeds that number, it goes to press.

9: Dahlia: Behind the scenes Marci when the computer is off and your day is done. What would we find you doing?

Sleeping. (grin) You doubt me? LOL It’s true, although on occasion, you’ll find me singing, but the day isn’t necessarily done at that point. I also have other duties, like dinner and the usual stuff you do around the house. (Most of these are shared with my husband, except the cooking.)

10: Dahlia: Out of all of the genres that both companies offer what is your favorite and what genre would you like to see more submissions in?

Historic paranormal romance. I love the combination of these genres and would love to see more of this at both. I would love more historical period.

11: Dahlia: What do you think is the sexiest spot on a man’s body? J

Oh, now that depends on the man, but for the most part, a sincere smile and beautiful eyes is a definite plus. If a man has an amazing body, I enjoy a six-pack stomach and broad shoulders. This comes from years of competitive swimming and being surrounded by just such bodies.

12: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding who would it be and what will he be doing?

That would be my husband. Um, various things, including massaging my feet, doing the laundry and cleaning the house. (grin) Yeah, mundane, but my wants have changed with the age. Besides, we have a great sex life. (grin)

13: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading between all the works you do?

I have very little personal time for reading, and when I do, it’s impossible to turn off the editor. As a result, many of my favorite writers’ works are not my favorite any more. However, Jane Eyre is still one of my favorite books and I’ve enjoyed the occasional Jude Devereux book, although not the last one I read. The one before, yes, but not this last one. I don’t even remember the title.

14: Dahlia: What are some of your favorite things in life Marci?

A good book, swimming, my family, helping an author perfect their manuscript, and Baskin Robbins rocky road ice cream.

15: Dahlia: Tell us where we can find out more about you, Freya’s Bower and Wild Child Publishing?

You can find Freya’s Bower at: http://www.freyasbower.com/ and Wild Child Publishing at http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/

That ladies and gents was the editor, Marci Baun giving us some great tidbits about two excellent publishing companies and some great behind the scene info about herself!
Until next week luvvies!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Interview with Larianne Wills

Dahlia: Today we have Larriane Wills aka Larion Wills with us on the blog! I had the most wonderful pleasure of meeting this author in person and she is absolutely charming! Welcome Larriane!

1: Dahlia: First off tell us how you got into the world of writing?

Thank you, Dahlia. I’ve happy to be here. Before I start answering your questions I want to tell you what a pleasure it was meeting you and you fiancee. It was a thrill for me to meet someone I’d met online, visited with, and whose work I’ve read. I promised not to blow your image so I’ll only say I admire someone who does as much as you do. Okay, now how I got into the writing world. An accident actually. I don’t mean I accidentally wrote something. I’ve been doing that for years, but finding a publisher who liked what I wrote happened by accident. I was a web surfing for agents with the thought I mind that I needed an agent ( who knew the ins and outs that I didn’t) to do the submitting for me. There was this little box on the side of some page I ended up on with a funny looking kangaroo. It was a publisher, not an agent, but I thought what the hell (hope cussing is okay here) and gave it a click. I cruised their site, liked what I read and thought why not, eliminate one step by going to a publisher instead of an agent and save 10%. I send in a submission, they send back that they wanted the manuscript. Four weeks later they send back a nice letter telling me they liked the premise, but thought it was weak in the middle. I asked if I worked on it would they read it again. I revised it, send it back and they accepted it. That was The Knowing. I sent in four after that, they’ve accepted all four. I can tell you I walked round in a daze for quite awhile.

2: Dahlia: The Knowing was such a compelling story. Could you tell the readers more about it?

It’s a historical fantasy, a world and time different from our own. Garran is a man trapped by fate, knowing he was hunted and why. He didn’t believe he could change his fate, just stay ahead of it, and held himself back from allowing himself to love He fought off his attraction to Fayahstella, walked away from her, but fate again kept him from walking away from Miranna even though he knew it could never be. That’s one part of the plot. Garran staying free of the betrayal and intrigues of two countries and two powerful religions, an evading army and assassins sent to kill him is another. I promise it isn’t as complicated as it sounds.

3: Dahlia: Do you have any new releases we should know about and where can we find them?

Looking Glass Portal came out just a few weeks ago. It’s a science fiction, very little romance, but lots of suspense. It’s in a science fiction setting, but not loaded with a lot of technical facts or supposition, just a good story with alien humanoids and creatures on a space ship. The tag line is, ‘are like minds connected even through the vastness of space with what is legend and myth in one world reality in another.’ That’s how I get away with having a Pegasus. What you can do with sci-fi is wonderful. It’s available online in print at Amazon.com and in e-book formats at Swimming Kangaroo Books. Links for both to take you straight to them are on my website. After that three romances, soft, sensual, and historical, will be released in Oct, Nov, and Dec of this year, all under the pen of Larion Wills.

4: Dahlia: What are you working on now?

Getting myself organized so I can get back to writing. I told you at first I felt like I was in a daze. Well I can out in a jumble with things I’ve never had to deal with before, editing the books in process and promoting primarily. Promoting really takes a lot of time. I’ve had trouble getting myself to concentrate with so many interruptions. As soon as I get myself settled, I’ll start whipping some more manuscripts into submitting form.

5: Dahlia: Larriane what is a typical day for you like? Is there any set pattern you follow to let our muse out to create?

Pattern, ha, not single one. I take that back. I get up every morning and go straight to the computer to check my emails for new edits to do, then personal messages, then loop messages. From there it depends, maybe a little TV before my shower, before I go on to whatever the day has waiting for me. My muse has been nagging at me something terrible. That’s why I want to get organized. She’s a driving little witch and once I let her out. Everything else goes to the way side. My husband can barely get me to answer, and he’s lucky if he can hold my attention for more than ten minutes. He knows he’s lost me when my eyes glaze over.

6: Dahlia: What are some of the goals you have set for yourself in your writing career?

To get more done and submitted. Beyond that, nothing much at this point. I’m still learning what has to be done after the book is published to make it a seller.

7: Dahlia: Are there any scenes in your books that you find difficult to write?

The endings. I always seem to have trouble with the endings. I’ve told the story, wrapped up all the odds and ends, everyone is going to live happily ever after (all my books end happy ever after) but tying up that last little knot is something I usually end up doing over and over.

8: Dahlia: Behind the scenes Larriane when the computer is off and your day is done. What would we find you doing?

Uh, well the computer doesn’t go off until I head for bed, but in-between when I’m not working I read a lot, watch a little TV, every Frid. morning I take my mother shopping, and once in a while my husband and I go out for dinner with friends. Nothing very exciting. We have big family get togethers for holidays and this semester I started American Sign Language classes at the community college. As you know from when we met, I have a pretty severe hearing loss. My daughter is taking the class with me, primarily to be able to tell me what’s going on during those big get-togethers. She decided that at the last one when she saw me sitting off to the side by myself because I couldn’t understand what anyone was saying. She was so determined she shook me out of my procrastination tree to go with her. I’ve got to admit it didn’t bother me nearly as much as it did her. I’ve gotten used to being excluded from group conversations. I withdraw because it’s frustrating, asking people to repeat things, and it tires me out trying to listen. Now I bet that was more than you wanted to know.

9: Dahlia: What genre does your books fall into and are you going to try any future endeavors in a new genre.

You could pretty much toss the manuscripts I have into the air and they’d fall in one or the other. I haven’t written any erotic, werewolves, vampires or shapeshifters although I do have a series in rough drafts that I believe would qualify as erotic. That’s a ways off to submitting. As for werewolves and vampires, I think about it, but at this point I haven’t anything cooking or plans for any genre I haven’t tried.

10: Dahlia: What do you think is the sexiest spot on a man’s body? J

Since we’re not talking about his face, I think it’s a nice firm chest and abs. Maybe nice wide shoulders. Or-we’re talking about hunks right, not the average guy on the street?

11: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding who would it be and what will he be doing?

If we’re pretending I’m not happily married, I’d want him to do what any red-blooded female would want. If we remember I have a husband, yard work. My yard’s a real mess right now. Ummm as to who? There are so many gorgeous hunks out there. Some one tall, dark and handsome or maybe tall, blond and handsome. Hell I’m not that choosy as long as he’s tall, handsome and not a redhead. Just make him drooling good-looking and well built.

12: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading between your writing schedule?

Right now I’m into Karen Robarbs, Amanda Quick (in all her names) and JD Robbs to name a few. Any time Elisabeth Peters puts out one I get it and really wish she would do more under Barbara Michaels. As to finding time to read, I do that much like I do my writing, I start a book and only do what I absolutely have to until it’s finished. Drives my husband crazy.

13: Dahlia: What are some of your favorite things in life Larriane. The things you could not live without?

Assuming you mean outside of my reading and writing, I have to have my family.

14: Dahlia: Does your family read and like your books? How do they feel about your writing career?

I have two family members who are readers, a brother and uncle. They’ve both read both books and gotten extra copies to hand out to their extended family and friends. My oldest son who had never read a complete book before has read The Knowing and demanded a copy of Looking Glass Portal. That’s two really good examples of how supportive they all are. They are thrilled for me and proud of me. They brag about me and my husband not only hands out chaps books at the local café, he goes with me to all the conventions and book festivals I’ve attended. All of them, close and extended, couldn’t be happier for me.

15: Dahlia. Larriane tell us where we could find out more about, any contest you have going on and your books.

I run a monthly contest on my site as well as updates, excerpts and links for purchase. I’ve got a blog there too although I’m awful about updating it. I am a procrastinator. Guess I better tell you the addy. http://www.larriane.com. My email addy is there too.

Larriane Wills everyone, Author and one of the most extraordinary people you could ever meet! Look for her books and check back at her website often. I certainly do!
Until next week luvvies!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Friday, April 20, 2007

Gracie McKeever."Author of Between Darkness &Daylight!"

Well Happy Friday Bloggers!
Just a litle update that Our guess blooger Sabrina Luna will not be here next week as before said. She will be on her mini book tour to promote her new book "Hot Pursuit" coming out with Mardi Gras Publishing. And she will be here on May 3rd! Look out for her!

And now to Our interview with none other than Gracie McKeever!

1: Dahlia: Gracie! Thanks for doing a blog interview with me this week! First off, tell us how you started on this road to writing?

Gracie: Hi Dahlia! It’s wonderful to be here and I thank you for squeezing me into your busy schedule! I’ve been looking forward to sitting down with you for months . Now for that first question… I’ve been on this road to writing since I was a kid (about seven years old). I can barely remember I time when I haven’t written. I’ve been on this current road to publication since about 1994 when I sold my first mainstream story—Forgiven—to a new genre magazine out of Colorado.

2: Dahlia: There are many titles under your writing belt that capture the reader’s interest. Are you a plotter or panster by nature?

Gracie: I’m a little bit of both, depending on the story and the characters, and even the length of the piece I’m working on. I tend to plot a little for longer works, like novels and some novellas, not so much for short stories. Since most of my stories are character driven, my focus is more on the characters than the plot to begin with. I like to start out with detailed character backgrounds rather than an outline. I find when I know my characters, they lead me (and the story) where we need to go. Once I’m into the story I may start outlining scenes and chapters as they come to me, but to sit down and write out an entire outline before I even start the book doesn’t work for me. I do fashion at least a 50-word premise before I start and use that as my reference point and then plot along the way.

3: Dahlia: What current releases do you have for the readers? (Between Darkness and Daylight happens to be one of my favorites.)

Gracie: I’m so glad you enjoyed Between Darkness and Daylight, Dahlia and thanks for letting me know ! I have several releases out from three publishers so far. My most current, 2006/2007 releases are from Siren Publishing (http://www.sirenpub.com): Manifest Destiny: The Matchmaker 3; Nine Inches of Snow and the Ebony Princess; the previously mentioned Between Darkness and Daylight; In Plain Sight; Spells Cast in Shadows; Predator’s Salvation: Sisters of Emsharra 2; Terms of Surrender: The Matchmaker 2; Guardian Seductress: Sisters of Emsharra 1; and my first erotic romance and title with Siren, Beneath the Surface: The Matchmaker 1. From Fictionwise (http://www.fictionwise.com) I have a couple of re-releases: my first published novel ever, New Life Incognita; and Desert Dreams. From Awe-Struck E-Books (http://www.awe-struck.net) three of my oldest titles are still available: Dancing in the Dark; Flames Past; and Miles to Go.

4: Dahlia: Tell us about a few of your writing accomplishments?

Gracie: Besides being published, which is a major accomplishment in itself for me and one I value, some of my books have finaled and placed in several writing competitions and contests: Desert Dreams Quarter Finalist 3rd Annual New Century Writer Awards (NCWA) 2000, Novel Excerpt Category; New Life Incognita, Finalist, First Annual Dream Realm Awards 2000, Fantasy Category; Desert Dreams, Finalist, World Romance Writers (WRW) Crystal Globe Awards 2002, Best Overall Romance; Eternal Designs, Finalist, 5th Annual NCWA 2002, Novel-Novella Category; Flames Past, Romantic Times 2002 Award Nominee, Best Small Press Paranormal Category; and Between Darkness and Daylight, Finalist, 6th Annual NCWA 2003, Novel/Novella Category. Unfortunately, no actual wins yet. However, a couple of my recent titles have garnered some reader and reviewer accolades: Terms of Surrender was the Ecataromance Reviewers’ Choice Winner for 2006; Beneath the Surface was voted Best Story of 2006 by Romance Erotica Connection (Tabitha Lyons, its heroine, was voted Choice Heroine ).

5: Dahlia: Gracie you wrote your first erotic book in 2001 what did you write before your step into the erotic world?

As I mentioned before, my first story ever published was a mainstream title. My first efforts at novel writing followed the same vein, but always had a romantic element until in 1998 when I wrote my first out-and-out romance (of course with some genre-bending and crossing elements) in New Life Incognita, a New Age paranormal urban romance complete with a hero, heroine, a bad-ass villain and the requisite happily-ever-after. The bulk of my stories have been romance ever since (I do have a few horror stories available for free from my website at http://www.graciecmckeever.com)

6: Dahlia: Could you give us a little insight into what you are writing now?

Gracie: I actually just this week finished Zack and the Dark Shaft, an adult fairy tale (angels/bdsm/interracial/reincarnation) and my second effort featuring a M/M romance. I’m hoping to start work (again) on the 4th book in my The Matchmaker series, this one entitled Emilia’s Emancipation. I also want to lay the groundwork for an adult fable or myth in the next week.

7: Dahlia: Are there any scenes in your books you find are difficult to write? Why?

Gracie: Initially, I was shy about writing explicit love scenes in my books until I realized how much fun and liberating they are. Now love scenes are some of my favorite scenes to write! The difficult scenes come when I’m dealing with totally alien territory where I have to apply research (let’s say something involving a character’s profession that I don’t really know much about other than my research). Sometimes it’s hard to know how much to include in the interest of needed information and how much is story and character. When you learn a lot of interesting facts it’s tempting to just info-dump and put it all out there to share your knowledge with the reader. Then there are settings. Again, if it’s a place I’ve never been, it’s sometimes difficult to get the exact tone and flavor of a city or town right or know how/where to stop describing once I do get the tone and flavor right.

8: Dahlia: Where do you see your writing career going from here? What Goals have you set for yourself?

Gracie: This is always a tough question for me, Dahlia, as I don’t consider myself good at projecting. Where I’d like to see my career going is to expand my current fan and reader base in the small and independent publishing ranks to encompass major print fans and readers. I would love to be published in some NY anthologies (and have so far been accepted for Zane’s Eroticanoir.com short story anthology, Caramel Flava 2, towards that end). I have another short story under consideration at another erotica publisher, Cleiss Books and have my fingers crossed for that one. Other than this, I’m just looking forward to staying my current course with the appropriate adjustments here and there, and knowing that it will get me where I want to go, which is continued publication in my favorite genres and increasing my readership and exposure—my two main goals—even if I don’t ultimately get picked up by a major.

9: Dahlia: Behind the scenes Gracie, when the computer is off and your writing is done for the day, what would we find you doing?

Gracie: You’ll probably find me catching up on some much-needed sleeping and reading and going to the movies. Other than these, I like to go bowling, channel surf and just generally be a couch potato when I’m not spending time with my family. With the weather about to warm up I’m looking forward to walking a lot more, playing some outdoor sports like volleyball, handball.

10: Dahlia: Out of all of your books which one was your favorite to write and who is your favorite character? Tell us why?

Gracie: Wow, that is another tough question, Dahlia (you would think I’d be used to them by now ). I’d have to say Spells Cast in Shadows was my favorite book to write as it was one of the first books where I stretched my muscles at genuine world-building. I’d dabbled in some earlier works like New Life Incognita where I delved into the wiccan belief system, but though the book had several supernatural elements (in the psychic, wiccan hero, and his reincarnation as a woman) the story still took place in the “real,” contemporary world. Then there was my djinni romance, Desert Dreams, where I explored djinni mythology, but again, though the characters were from another “world” with otherworldly powers, the story still took place in the “real,” contemporary world. In Spells Cast in Shadows I actually created a universe parallel to ours (Sapphira) as well as an alien race of beings (the mythological centaurs aka Sapphirans) and their counterparts and one-time enemy, the elves of Oreias. One elf in particular (Demogorgon Loxias, the Black Elf) has recently joined the ranks of the Sapphiran Directorate, a character and position which plays a pivotal role in the storyline. As for who is my favorite character, I’ll have to go with Genesis from Guardian Seductress (the second story where I explored a parallel universe (Emsharra) and different, alien beings at war (the Inanna and Sebitu—or the mythological succubus). Out of all my heroines, Genesis Enki is someone I admire the most, specifically for her cool under pressure, and her vulnerability and strength. Though a larger-than-life, alien being, she is still relatable to me as a woman with needs, mainly her need to love and be loved and accepted despite all her arguments to the contrary.

11: Dahlia: New York is a busy place, does the hustle and bustle of the city hamper
your creativity or enhance it?

Gracie: I’d have to say the hustle and bustle of the city does a little of both— hampers and enhances my creativity. Sometimes I can feed off of the busy lifestyle and pour that energy into my characters and their story lives. Other times I’m so busy or swamped that I can’t find the time to write and when I do finally get the time to sit down in front of my computer at home, I’m too tired or burned out to come up with anything worth writing about.

12: Dahlia: If you could have one hot guy for a day to do your bidding who would it be and what will he be doing?

Gracie: One of my own heroes/guys or an actor? If it’s one of my heroes, I’d have to go with E.J. Vega from Beneath the Surface. And as to what I would have him doing? Hmmm, sexual slave sounds like a nice duty for him . I’d love to do to him what Tabitha did a couple of times: tie him up and have my way with him until he begs for mercy. If it’s an actor, I definitely chose Karl Urban for all the same duties as E.J. Mmm-mmm…yummy. Sexual slave, yep, that’s the ticket.

13: Dahlia: Who are some of your favorite writers? Do you find it hard to get personal time for reading in between writing and building your story lines?

Gracie: The only reason this one could be a tough question is to narrow the answer down enough so that it’s not going on for days . Here are a few favorites: Octavia E. Butler is my mainstay. Then there’s Shannon McKenna, Michael Barnette, Lara Santiago, Melodee Aaron, Sherilynn Kenyon, Dennis Danvers, Nancy Kress, Tina Wainscott, Erin McCarthy, Laura Baumbach, Willa Okati, Ally Blue, Elisa Adams, Joey W. Hill… I just recently started Camouflage by new-to-me author, Joe Haldeman (he was reco’d by a MySpace friend who has some of my same reading tastes and thought I would enjoy it). It’s early in the book and it’s a short read, buy I see some similarities to Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed (which I loved!). The voice and style are definitely different and original, but the premise is comparable and well-executed. Since Ms. Butler’s death, I’ve been searching for an author who could fill that void so I’m looking forward to finishing Haldeman’s book and maybe checking into some more of his work. As to your question about finding the time to read, it’s definitely a balancing act, but I have to feed the muse in order for her to work for me. I can’t not read. One way or another, I get it in (if it’s on the exercise bike, in the bathroom, on the train/commute to work) I feed .

14: Dahlia: Do you write full time? Or are you only Hot Erotic Author Gracie McKeever at night?
Gracie: I have a full-time 9 to 5 and I’m Hot Erotic Author Gracie McKeever at night and whenever else I can squeeze in the time to write (again, on the train/commute to and from work, etc. ).

15: Dahlia: Where can the your reader or anyone else find out more about you, any contest you are running or new releases?
Gracie: Readers can visit me at my website http://www.graciecmckeever.com or, if they’re on MySpace, they’re welcome to visit and Friend me at http://www.myspace.com/graciecmckeever. I have a blog there also, and I try to update it as often as possible. As for contests, I run one in my newsletter (The G-Spot) every two months and the prize is usually one of my own titles. Readers can visit http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewNewsletter.asp?authorID=623 to find out how to enter and for full contest rules, and/or to subscribe to The G-Spot. The current contest deadline is actually today (4/20/07), so interested readers still have some time to enter for a chance to win a copy of Between Darkness and Daylight. Readers can also visit Siren Publishing, Awe-Struck E-Books or Fictionwise for more information about me and my work.

Before we wrap things up, I’d like to thank you again, Dahlia, for giving me this forum to communicate with my fans and readers and especially I’d like to thank you for this wonderful haven and service you’ve created for us authors to get the word out about our work!

There you have it folks in the words of Gracie McKeever. She loves to hear from her readers so let this city girl know how much you love her books.

Ta ta for now!
Smooches ~*~Dahlia Rose

Step Into My Erotic Paradise "All are welcome"

Dahlia Rose,

Author, mother, lover, friend she is a rainbow of openness never to be defined. Defining her would be like trying to block a bullet. But, if you tried and happen to stumble upon her in wikipedia, you would find that she has lived nine lives and has warmed a million hearts. She has done more than most and navigated everywhere loving freely and forever changing her hair. A light to this world who uses her being to unfold secrets and keys that lay beneath destinies and blessing. She worships the moon and tattoos her dreams in books. A lioness brought here to conquer the sun with a pen…no war…love as a weapon to win. With Love as her sweater constantly warming you and I with words.

A best selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on a Caribbean island and now currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her five kids who she affectionately nicknamed "The children of the corn” and her biggest supporter/long time love. She has a love of erotica, dark fantasy, Sci-fi and the things that go bump in the night. Books and writing are her biggest passion and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books