Friday, February 19, 2016

Silent Sentry -- April 3, 2016


I’m excited to introduce you to my first romantic suspense book, Silent Sentry, out April 3, 2016.

Have you ever wished for a face-paced romantic suspense where the hero ISN’T a navy seal, or a burnt-out detective, or a cop? 

Perhaps he’s just a sexy, smart, ordinary guy who is minding his own business, when he’s swept into a protector role he’s completely unsuited for.

A role that will force him to face all his demons... and meet the love of his life. 

Meet Dr. Joe Scarfili.  And this is SILENT SENTRY.


Dr. Joe Scarfili runs. He’s a runner. It’s how he copes with emotional pain.

When his wife was murdered, he ran from violent Detroit to insular Grosse Pointe. He ran from his smothering, caring family to long hours in the operating room. But when he falls for Gianna, another run could cost him everything.

Nurse and entrepreneur Gianna Donnatelli is on the verge of making her dreams come true.  Her company is poised to go public with a product guaranteed to revolutionize medical care and at the same time help revitalize Detroit, only she’s attacked, stalked, and flattened by an explosion. Then the danger escalates.

With Gianna’s life at stake, Joe can’t run. Despite the fact that he has no police or tech experience… Despite the fact that Gianna’s penchant for aiding Detroit’s underprivileged is the same kind of altruism that got his wife killed… Despite the fact that Gianna pushes all his insecurity buttons… This time, Joe will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

And Gianna protects those she loves just as fiercely. Together they’ll fight to save each other and their love... Or die trying.

Pre-order: Amazon US,  Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU, Barnes & Noble, B&N UK, iBook store & Kobo.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

VIKING GOLD RELEASE DAY



Yep, it's official, today is release day for Viking Gold, 
Book 2 in the Carswell Adventure Series.

AND 

It was featured on USA Today here.


Blurb: 
Norway is the land of Vikings and myths, and deep in a fjord, a sunken Nazi plane filled with gold.

Which is exactly the kind of adventure Abby Carswell and Hermann Weiss relish undertaking. Enough so to make them push aside their misgivings over their enigmatic new  business partner.

Abby, an adrenaline junkie, barely avoids death’s scythe on every quest she undertakes. Hermann knows he can’t continue to watch the woman he loves put herself deliberately in harm’s way. He wants her to choose the power of their love over her need to beat the odds.

But first they have to survive this hunt for Viking gold which has  turned deadly after they discover the treasure has mythic qualities and is coveted for its power. Their quest becomes a battle against an evil whose tentacles may run deeper than this single expedition.

Live The Adventure ~ Love The Romance

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Friday, May 29, 2015

The Lives Between Us--July 1 release --Pre-order now!




Hi everybody,
So excited to introduce you to my next women's fiction July 1, 2015  release, The Lives Between Us. 

Digital books are now now available for pre-order on Amazon USBarnes & NobleiBookstoreAmazon UKAmazon CAKoboSmashwords


From Publisher’s Weekly
“This charming novel gracefully addresses embryonic stem cell research and garnishes it with a powerful, tender romance… The author handles the complexities of science and morality with tremendous care and nuance; there are no hypocrites or villains here, only loving people doing their best in terribly difficult situations. Contemporary romance readers of all political leanings will be enthralled.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly



How far would you go to save the one you love?

Reporter Skylar Kendall has run from commitment all her life, pushing people away before they leave her, until her niece worms her way into Skye’s heart and settles in tight. Skye relaxes into a career she enjoys and relishes being a doting aunt.

Then her niece becomes gravely ill. Unable to bear yet another loss, Skye is determined to find a cure, but the girl’s only hope lies in the embryonic stem cell therapy Michigan Senator Edward Hastings repeatedly opposes. When Skye fails to find alternative treatment in time, she vows to end the senator’s political career.

Curious about the woman behind the scathing articles on his best friend, Mark Dutton pursues Skye. Dating Mark gives her access to Hastings’s life and secrets that would launch Skye's career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only she hadn’t counted on falling in love.

Can she avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

How Do You Value Reading as Entertainment?




I saw an interesting question over at a blog I follow, Swooning Over Books and want to get your thoughts.

If you pick up a book for free, or deeply discounted, and find out it's the first in a series of say 4-5 books and the rest are $2.99 each and they're only 150 pages each, would you buy the rest of the series or cut your losses and not read anymore?

Me? I'd buy each book one at a time and if the quality of the story keeps me hooked such that I HAD to buy the next, I'd do it. I don't sit down and read a book in a day anymore, so 150 pages will give me hours of pleasure.

To go to a movie costs $9, sporting event, concert, play . . . etc more for several hours of entertainment--let alone the obscene amount of money I'll pay for a day of skiing, though that one I can rationalize--I get exercise as well as entertainment, so if I rationalize it that way, why wouldn't I?

Also, I want to support a good author.  What about you? How do you value books and reading?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Do You Need Help With Research Using The Internet? We've Got A Class For You!!



Scriptscene Offers a New Class ~ Internet Research Fundamentals by Lacy Williams


Aug. 18-31

From Google to the archives of your local library, from character details to place details to ensuring historical accuracy, this class teaches techniques on how to find the information you need to write your novels.


For more Information please visit: Scriptscene Class, Lacy Williams




Prices: Scriptscene members $10, RWA members $15, Public $20.


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About the Presenter:
Lacy Williams is an author with split writer-personalities. She writes Inspirational Western Romances under her name Lacy Williams. And young adult vampire romances under her pen name Lacy Yager. One the one hand… cowboys! On the other… tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. No wonder she doesn’t want to choose. Lacy’s books have finaled in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards (2012, 2013, & 2014), the Golden Quill and the Booksellers Best Award. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America and Novelists Inc.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How To Create A Rockin’ Web Series From Your Romance Novel by Devin Mills and Scriptscene


Once again Scriptscene brings you a class you don't want to miss.


How To Create A Rockin’ Web Series From Your 
Romance Novel by Devin Mills
May 19- June 8

In this fun, informative workshop you’ll learn how people are writing and turning their stories into rockin’ web series, and even making money off them.  You’ll also learn how to get a piece of this exciting, growing industry for yourself should you decide to be a part of it.

The course will be held over three weeks – every week you’ll be given lots of information about the web industry and on how to create your series including not but limited to:

  • The history of the web series industry and who some of the players are
  • Which series to watch right now
  • What makes a winning (and not so winning) web series 
  • How to write the perfect web series scene
  • Secrets on preparing your scene to shoot
  • Proven web series themes that work
  • Exciting ways to shoot your web series on a smart phone
  • Which programs to use to edit your web series
  • And much more!


Each week you’ll also be given fun exercises/assignments that’ll give you more knowledge about the industry and help you get ready to shoot your own series.

Optional — The final week you’ll actually shoot your scene (this is an optional exercise and not mandatory) – then upload them to a selected site.  All (shot) scenes will be judged by a panel of top web series people and the final three scenes will be awarded swag from “Dating In The Middle Ages,” merchandise as well as the writers will be promoted on all Devin’s Social Media outlets.  (and there are many!)

When the workshop is finished you’ll have an understanding of the industry and how to write, film, and start marketing your very own web series.


Turning Your Story into a Rockin’ Webseries


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About the Presenter:
Devin Mills is the creator of the award winning comedy web series “Dating In The Middle Ages,” starring Deidre Hall, Matthew Ashford and John Schneider.  She has been in the web series industry since 2009 and speaks on panels and at conferences on “How to create and market web series.”

Devin is a member of Screen Actors Guild, IAWTV(International Academy of Web TV) and NAWBO (Nationa Association of Women Business Owners)  A veteran actress, she has worked in numerous films,television shows and commercials, and now produces witty entertainment for women.