Archive for June, 2008



new book cover!
Thursday, June 26th, 2008 9 Comments »

Yay! Finally the new cover for ‘Secured Mail’ my follow-up book to ‘Planet Mail’ from Ellora’s Cave (yes, I do get around a bit) a scintillating tale of intergalactic viking love. I don’t have a date for publication yet and it will be out as an e-book first, but hopefully it will be this summer 🙂

Here’s a quick blurb:

Sven Magnusson’s stuck on Planet Earth sexually serving his queen, Douglass and dealing with a culture where women don’t seem to want a man’s protection. As he struggles to understand Earth females, the queen encourages him to get laid. Of course, Thea Cooper, the only woman who appeals to him, thinks men are useful for one thing and on a one night only basis. Despite their clash of sexual cultures and the fury of their heated erotic encounters, can Sven find a way to convince Thea that her future belongs with him on Planet Valhalla?

Updated to add-the release date is July 30th-so not so long to wait!

And something else fun-if you are a writer-I got a mention in Publisher’s Weekly! Here’s the link

From the mouths of babes…
Friday, June 6th, 2008 4 Comments »

We went to my daughter’s ‘Open House’ at school last week and came home with a wonderful collection of her writing, drawing and school work. We also got to see the above-which was on display in the classroom. Not sure if you can read them so I’ll re-do them here:

DAD
“My dad works sometimes at home. Sometimes he goes to the gym. He comes to play games with me when he is done with his work. he swings me around and around and I get dizzy. I jump on him.”

All true. He’s a great dad.

MOM
“My Mom has black hair. She likes to play games with me (I’m really bad at playing games with her.)Sometimes she works and writes books. (Cool! one of my kids finally realizes that I have a job!) Sometimes my mom has enough time to talk to me.”

Well, of course, the last line made me feel like the worst mother in the world. You can all picture me callously ignoring my child in the pursuit of fame and glory now, can’t you? -Mr Kate thought it was funny because he got such a glowing report card-although I did point out that he sounded like a six year old, but he was fine with that.

So, yeah, job satisfaction good, mothering skills, zero. Is there really a balance out there? off to eat some comfort food now…

p.s. I sent “Riding the Line” in to my editor today! I hope he likes it! I’ll tell you all about it next time!