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New covers

If you read my blog via RSS feed, you probably haven’t visited the front page of the website and espied the gorgeous new covers for The Collegium series. Lou Harper is doing a sensational job with them, capturing the magic of these paranormal romances. Doctor Wolf is awaiting her magic, and then … the big cover reveal for Hollywood Demon is this Wednesday! I am so excited. It is a beautiful cover!

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Christmas in July Sale

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For me, this is the heart of winter, so it’s the perfect time to warm up with some holiday magic. Wherever you are in the world, I hope you enjoy these free and 99c holiday-themed romances (July 15-17).

Christmas in July, a reader’s delight.

P.S. Amazon is being difficult and won’t put my short story, “Guarding Christmas” free till July 16th. Grrr. But you can pick up “The Icarus Plot“, my fun steampunk romance free July 15-17. So, there, Amazon! (I really am cross with them).

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Best Books in Paranormal Romance

As a long-term fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, I write the sort of books I like to read. Books with a fast pace, passion and an outrageously memorable world – just like ours, but different. So, what do I read?

I read widely, but I devour paranormal romance and urban fantasy books by (and in no particular order):

Ilona Andrews
Nalini Singh
Anne Bishop – I have to wait till next March for Etched in Bone *wails*
Lisa Shearin
Jayne Ann Krentz
Shelly Laurenston
Mercedes Lackey
Barbara Hambly
Patricia Briggs

and more…

Who have I forgotten to mention that is on your must-read list?

 

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Catch Up Saturday

avatar16I’m calling today a catch-up day since I was felled by a headache yesterday, and it’s left me feeling slow, today. So, I’m doing little chores like updating my avatar. This cute 1920s-style pic is how you’ll recognise me around the net.

I’ve also created a pic that I’ll use when I discuss Alchemy Shift (the hero is a bear shifter). Jet Walsh is a fantastic hero. I adore him and the two young cousins he steps up to help.

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I also have plans – oh such plans – that I’m scribbling in my notebook for a new series. But that’s AFTER Alchemy Shift, and Alchemy Shift isn’t out till October – and yeah, I’m going to give it a Halloween theme. I can’t resist.

Hollywood Demon is on track for its August 27 release. The big cover reveal is July 27, and it’s sooooo hard not to share the gorgeous cover before then.

I’m currently re-reading Jayne Castle’s The Hot Zone, which is relaxing. I’m a big fan of re-reading when I’m tired. If I wasn’t so tired, I’d be staying up later to watch the Tour de France. I do love the scenery! Salers, France looks amazing!

Thank you to everyone who has tweeted, reviewed, re-shared posts, and generally helped to get the word out about Plague Cult. It goes full price July 10, so if you know anyone who’d enjoy it, give them a nudge before then 🙂

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Summer of Magic Blog Hop

Contest Closed: Congrats to our grand prize winner, Missy Geni.

Happy 4th of July! To those in the northern hemisphere, have a gorgeous summer! To those of us freezing in the south, here’s a way to warm up!

A $75 gift card and other fabulous prizes are part of the fun of the Summer of Magic Blog Hop. Enter today for your chance to win! Contest closes July 10.

dh8Hold everything, don’t click away yet! I’m offering a free copy of my first Collegium paranormal romance, Demon Hunter, to the first ten people to comment on this post. Just tell me which e-format you’d prefer to read it in and Steve is all yours!

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Also, now’s your chance to pick up my latest Collegium release, Plague Cult, for only 99c (till July 10). A lonely hearts club plague threatens a small Texas town. This story has it all – family drama, new lovers, and a ghost!

And finally, don’t feel to sorry for me living in winter. This is winter in Perth!

Down by the river.

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And at the beach. It’s a tough life!

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