Online Book Tour – The Demoness of Waking Dreams

Book Nympho  – “Stomp vs. Romp” Guest Post – August 22

Dark Faerie Tales – “Deadly Destinations” Guest Post – August 23

Harlequin’s Paranormal Blog – Guest Post – August 27

Barnes and Noble Romantic Reads Book Club – Q&A – August 28

Book Lovin’ Mamas – Interview – August 28

USA Today’s Happy Ever After – Interview – August 30

RT Book Reviews – Author Message and Exclusive Excerpt – September 1

The Reading Café – Interview – September 11

Romance at Random – Guest Blog – September 15

BookExpo America 2012

I love meeting bloggers, librarians, booksellers and readers! I got to sign and give away Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) of The Demoness of Waking Dreams at BookExpo America on June 5. Held in New York, BEA is the largest publishing event in North America. To me, it’s a building packed full of kindred spirits.

The Harlequin booth was buzzing during “Paranormal Hour,” which included Heather Graham, Maggie Shayne, Maria Snyder, Rachel Vincent and me.  The experience of signing with some of my all-time favorite authors was amazing.  These women have given me so much inspiration and shown me so much kindness – I felt truly privileged to be included among them!

Cover Reveal: The Demoness of Waking Dreams

Here it is!!  The cover of book #2 in the “Company of Angels” trilogy!!

I can’t thank the art department at Harlequin MIRA enough.  They have spoiled me beyond belief by creating such gorgeous cover art for these books.

 Here’s the description of the book:

Come, sleep.  Come, dreams.  Come, darkness.
Ex-cop Brandon Clarkson is an angel with an edge.  His tough exterior is the perfect camouflage for his job: hunting down the most dangerous criminals on earth.  A self-reliant and demanding lone wolf, Brandon is the ideal angel to track and capture demoness Luciana Rossetti.
Beneath the surface of Luciana’s cool, green-eyed beauty lurks the heart of a malevolent killer.  In the winding streets of Venice, she lures him into her dark world of pleasure.
They are perfectly matched.  Angel and demon.  Man and woman.  But only one can win the battle of wills, of strength and of desire.

Book #2, and Theodore Roethke’s ‘In a Dark Time’

In a Dark Time

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood–
A lord of nature weeping to a tree,
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.

What’s madness but nobility of soul
At odds with circumstance? The day’s on fire!
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall,
That place among the rocks–is it a cave,
Or winding path? The edge is what I have.

A steady storm of correspondences!
A night flowing with birds, a ragged moon,
And in broad day the midnight come again!
A man goes far to find out what he is–
Death of the self in a long, tearless night,
All natural shapes blazing unnatural light.

Dark,dark my light, and darker my desire.
My soul, like some heat-maddened summer fly,
Keeps buzzing at the sill. Which I is I?
A fallen man, I climb out of my fear.
The mind enters itself, and God the mind,
And one is One, free in the tearing wind.

Happy Holidays from Dexter the Pug!

Watch the Book Trailer for Where Demons Fear to Tread!

Where Demons Fear to Tread – Online Book Tour!

Welcome to my online book tour!  I’ll be kicking off my visits to these wonderful blogs and websites the day after Where Demons Fear to Tread releases.  I’ll post links as soon as the articles appear online, so stay tuned for updates! – live video Author Chat with NYT Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro – August 24th

The Qwillery – Debut Author Challenge Interview – August 25th

RT Book Reviews – Author Spotlight – September 1

Babbling About Books – Guest Post – September 1

Paranormal Haven – Guest Post – September 2

Harlequin’s Paranormal Blog – Guest Post – September 5

Layers of Thought – Guest Post – September 2; Giveaway – September 1 – 7

Dreaming in Books – Guest Post – September 8

Lovin’ Me Some Romance – Guest Post – September 12

Dark Faerie Tales and Parajunkee’s View – Supernatural Smackdown – September 13

Fiction Vixen Book Reviews – Guest Post – September 21

Book Monster Reviews and Literal Addiction – Interview and Contest – September 22

The Book Nympho – Guest Post – September 28

My Book, The Movie – Guest Post – October 1

Manic Readers – Interview – October 4

Books and Things – Guest Post and Giveaway – October 5

BookhoundsAuthor Q & A; Dogs and Blogs Interview starring Dexter the Pug – October 5

My Bookish Ways – Interview – October 19

Literary Escapism – Exclusive excerpt – November 8

Book Chick City – Guest Post – November 9

Happy Halloween from Dexter the Pug!



Maggie Shayne’s Twilight Fulfilled

Yesterday was the release day for Maggie Shayne’s Twilight Fulfilled, the glorious finale to her “Wings in the Night” series!  As a longtime reader and fan of Maggie’s, I can’t wait to dive into this one!  For those of you who don’t know, Maggie started writing “Twilight” vampires long before (ahem) others.

Here’s the blurb:

Utanapishtim has paid dearly for the sin of creating the vampire race—imprisoned in a living death for centuries, driven to near madness. With a single white-hot glance, he immolates his descendants…and the vampire Armageddon begins.


Remembering, with deep respect and sorrow, the victims and heroes of 9/11.

Words seem profoundly inadequate today.