Showing posts from September, 2012

Blog Hop - "The Next Big Thing"

I've been tagged by Cindy Christiansen to answer 10 questions about my next work-in-progress. Enjoy!

About your "Next Big Thing"...

What is the working title of your book?
Autumn Rising (Book 1 of the Rose Sisters series)

Where did the idea come from for the book? I can't exactly remember, but these unique sisters came to me and I had to write their story

What genre does your book fall under? Contemporary romance, with paranormal and suspensful elements :)

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Aisha Tyler as AJ Rose and Gerard Butler as Jon Boyd

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? When AJ Rose decides to reopen her aunt's old bed and breakfast, she enlists the services of a one-man crew: Jon Boyd.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Haven't decided yet...

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Took two months to outline and I'm currently working on the fi…

All NEW Tuesday's Tale! - "Finger"

After a 6-month hiatus, I'm glad to be back creating new stories for Tuesday's Tales! Below is an excerpt from my new short, The Flower Queen. This week's writing prompt is finger.

She felt like a fool. Seeing the evidence of his betrayal left a rancid feeling in the pit of her stomach. If she hadn’t forgotten to eat lunch, she would have been sick.
Gina stared at the picture, taken two months ago, of the smiling couple. It had accompanied the short email that had just come into her inbox. In no uncertain terms it basically read: Stay away from my husband.
She deleted the photo from her screen and sprang up from her desk. Trying not to draw too much attention to herself, she walked calmly to the ladies room. Someone called out to her but she kept walking. The tears started to flow before she even made it into one of the bathroom stalls.
She had never had her heart broken before and wasn’t used to the ache in her chest that caused the uncontrollable tears. She thoug…

Pic of the Week!

How picturesque. A beautiful scene for a cozy regency or sweet contemporary...

Picture taken at a Vineyard in Long Island

Brooklyn Book Festival - Visit Booth #170

Join me and hundred of authors, readers, and general booklovers at this year's Brooklyn Book Festival. It's this Sunday, September 23rd, from 10-6pm.

We will be located at booth #170. I will be selling and signing my novella, Because You Love Me, from 12-2pm.

Here are the directions to get to the festival.

By car from Manhattan:  Coming over the Brooklyn Bridge, stay straight on Adams Street.  Turn right on Joralemon Street.  Turn right into the first parking lot to unload.

By car from New Jersey and Staten Island: Verrazano Bridge to 278West.  Take Exit 27/Atlantic Avenue and turn onto Atlantic Avenue.  Turn left on Boerum Place. Turn left on Joralemon Street.  Turn right into first parking lot to unload.

Public Transportation: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall

I Scream for Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream!

For those who may not know, I have a really bad sweet-tooth. Mainly for the cookies/cake/ice cream variety and it almost borderlines on addition. I have no qualms about eating dessert before my dinner. In fact, I've done it more times then I can count. And now my new obsession: Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake ice cream. I don't know if it's a new flavor but it's NEW to me! And I don't know what they put in it, but it's sinfully delicious. One bite and I can't stop. And I've tried. If you haven't tried it yet, it's like cheesecake pieces blended in with red velvet cake chunks and creamy cream cheese ice cream. Delicious. See, I realized my obsession when I found myself - having eaten only crackers and water earlier in the day (true story!) - go straight to the ice cream, despite the fact that my dinner sat staring me right in the face. I had a choice between Ben & Jerry's or honey BBQ chicken with loaded baked potato and I chose the…

Pic of the Week!

Tall, dark building against a cloudy, moonlit night. The perfect backdrop for a scary movie -- or a paranormal romance...

Picture taken at Bryant Park

Happy Labor Day!