Thursday, March 29, 2012


Do you love reading series? Not the kind that you  must read in a certain order, but stand alone books involving members of the same family. You get to catch up with what the previous couples are up to and meet future characeters. If you do, I have a treat for you.

These two books are available for free in the next three days: 

SLOW BURN (book 1 in the Fitzgerald series-for 2 days-Saturday 31st and Sunday April 1st)

MINE UNTIL DAWN (Book 2 in the series-for 1 day only-Friday 30th)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


“Hi, my name is Ednah and I’m a tortured-hero addict.” 
(Sam and Dean A or B)  Sam looks amazing in a suit, but give me a tortured Dean any day.

Seriously, what type of heroes rocks your world?  Is it the flirt? The perfect and charming one? The serious, meticulous kind? The cocky bad boy?  The nerdy hunk? The tortured brooder?

I remember a critique partner kept pushing me to read J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I resisted for so long but finally succumbed.

For months she raved about her favorite hero. All she talked about was Hollywood—I can’t remember his name now, but if you’ve read the series, you know the one. He’s the gorgeous hunk with multi-shaded blond hair.  She raved about how hot he was, gorgeous and charming…everything she loved in a hero.

When I finished four of the books, I only had one word for her—Zsadist. Boy, talk about a tortured hero. I loved Z before I read his story.  Cried when I read it. And he spoiled the rest of the series for me.  Okay, he didn’t exactly do that.  After I read the ghost wife book, my interest in the series tapered off.

Anyway, this post is not about Ward’s BDB series. It’s about heroes.  What we like in our heroes and what we don’t.  Look at TV characters we love, the programs we tune in to watch every week. I’m talking about Dr. House, White Collar, Monk…. I may like smart, nerdy guys (I love The Big Bang Theory), but my favorite guys are the tortured heroes.  The White Collar guy…what can I say? He’s so in love with his Kate he can’t see straight.  Monk and his dead wife.  House…why is House tortured?  He’s so complex every time I think I’ve figured him out, he surprises me.

Why tortured heroes? I like to see them come out that dark place and into the light, watch them become transformed by the right woman.  They tend to resist falling in love the hardest, yet they long to be loved the most. When such a man lets a woman in, you know it’s for keeps, ladies.  You got him for EVER.

So in my books, I always try to make a hero as imperfect as I possibly can and tortured. If it’s not family issues, it’s personal ones.  Ron, in SLOW BURN, is from a wealthy family, but it’s as dysfunctional as they come. They have secrets, most of them not good. They’re not big on touchy-feely moments either, so he has a lot to learn about trust and love.  Then there’s the guilt he carries with him, the one that made him seek the heroine. It all adds to his character and makes his three dimensional. 

In MINE UNTIL DAWN, my hero has it worse—dealing with rejection from his father. Part of him wishes the old man could stay out of his life the other part wants his approval, until his feelings for the heroines make shim re-assess his priorities.

In KISS ME CRAZY, my hero was seriously hurt in the past and that past colors everything he does. That past comes back to haunt him and almost costs him the woman he loves.

In DANGEROUS LOVE, my latest release, we meet Ken, who quit the Bureau because of an incident he couldn’t control and has major father issues. Instead of making him a hard man, he’s a lot more perceptive, exactly what the heroine needs. So there, I admit it—tortured heroes are my weakness.  What’s yours?


“I want to hire you to steal some designs from my competitor’s offices,” she said.

Ken choked on his drink and started to cough. “What?”

“I want to hire you—”

“Jeez, don’t repeat it. I got it the first time.” He looked toward the nearest tables to make sure his voice hadn’t drawn attention. A few people were looking their way. He got up, undid the knot holding the flaps of the cabana entrance, so the white material fell into place, giving them total privacy. He pinned Faith with a hard gaze as he sat.

“Why would you want me to do something like that?” he asked, not masking his shock.

“Because he stole my designs, and I want proof so I can plan my next move.”

The relief that raced through Ken left him light-headed. He gulped his drink, wishing it was something stronger. He glowered at the maddening woman in front of him. Why did she always throw him a curve ball when he least expected it?

“Why didn’t you just say so in the first place?”

She shrugged. “I needed to get your attention. This is not a joke or a game for me. I need your help.”

Blunt as always. He’d been basking in the knowledge that she needed him for something, that he had her exactly where he wanted her.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Thank you, Katrina Whittaker of Page Plipperz, for hosting this amazing tour. At every stop is a chance to win e-copies of Dangerous Love.

If you haven't read the Fitzgerald series, a best-selling contemporary romance series with over 100,000 sold worldwide, you are missing out.  The books have romance, suspense, family drama, sassy heroines and strong heroes.

Win: a bracelet and e-copies of Dangerous Love....*squeal* how cool is that?

The tour starts on the 7th and ends on the 17th.
(It's international)

The tour stops are:

March 7th - Kat (( Intro into tour !))
March 16th Guest post by moi at Katrina's (hehehe)
March 17th, we wrap up the tour !

Woohoo...have fun folks xoxo

And here's the raffle copter to enter for the giveaways:

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Friday, March 2, 2012

SLOW BURN Friday and Saturday ONLY

Hey, KDP Select finally came through for me...yeah!!!  For today and tomorrow, you can get a copy of SLOW BURN, the first book in the Fitzgerald family series.  Head over to Amazon and get your copy. If you have a nook and want epub copy, send me an e-mail. 

All I ask is please "Like" the book on Amazon.

Checkout the trailer on the right panel of this blog.

Happy Reading.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Your Kindles are ready to ship, ladies!

Congrats to these two winners chosen by the rufflecopter (see below). Thank you all for participating. Get in touch with me pronto, Kelly Fox and Terri Dion. Will need to mail the kindles to you straight from Amazon, so need your addies. 
E-mail is

In the meantime, head over to The Romance Review Anniversay Party, log in and play games to win goodies. Check out the list of prizes here.

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