Tuesday, July 7, 2015


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


It was featured on USA Today here.

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.

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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Scriptscene Offers A New Class; The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco

Scriptscene Offers A New Class; The Know Business of Show Business with Tina Sacco (via An Indie Adventure ~ My Story, My Way)
April 7-20 TINA SACCO presents Know Business of Show Business: How Elements Affect the Script Marketability of Your Story Many authors dream of seeing their novel on the big screen, hobnobbing with “the beautiful people” or walking the premiere…

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Little Crowing!

I have two pieces of news to pass along! I've been really negligent about one of them.

First, my novel Close Quarter won the EPIC Award for Paranormal Romance!

I was really surprised and pleased even to make it into the finals. Close Quarter is a gay romance and this was not an LGBT category, just a genre one. So to win, for me, validates that all kinds of love make up romance.

And because of the win, my publisher has put the book on sale for 50% off!

The second bit of news...the one that I was negligent about, since it's from a month ago... was this deal announcement:

Author of the Rainbow Award-nominated and EPIC award finalist CLOSE QUARTER Anna Zabo’s MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS,  a contemporary erotic office romance which follows Mike, who has a one-night stand on his last night of vacation only to get back to work and realize that it was with his new CEO, a man so deep in the closet he may as well be in Narnia, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley Intermix, by Jennifer Udden of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
It was a two-book deal, too. And I was kind of blown away, again. I never expected to attract the attention of one of the Big 5, especially with a gay romance. But times, they are changing.

It is a familiar trope to anyone who reads romance, though. The office romance between a boss and an employee. There is a little twist in this one, though in that it's actually the employee who has the upper hand...

In between the deal announcement and now, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS was renamed TAKEOVER, as if you search for the original title, you get a lot of business and finance textbooks.

And I don't want to scar any poor, unsuspecting MBA students. Heh. Though, they might learn a thing or two, as well.

Takeover is up for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. No cover art yet, but the blurb is there!

And I didn't have to write it!

So that's my news. It's been a bit of a wild ride.