Saturday, March 31, 2012

Introducing Scott Nova as Dante!!!

Strap on your bibs and grab your shamwows. You're gonna need 'em ;-)

Okay, ladies and slightly effeminate gents ... here he is: Dante, the new power male for the third and final installment of the Supernova Saga, Nexus.

I know, right? You're welcome!

This is a real manly man: schmexy to the core (I’ve got a core for him), intentionally and unintentionally suggestive in everything he does (mama likey), aaaaannnnd he doesn't care to play fair when it comes to getting what he wants (naughty, naughty). I should mention he has a bloody fecking hell of a British accent that's tah die for!

Not Scott. Dante.

Scott doesn't have a British accent (I don't think), but he is of Irish descent. No worries, ladies. I'm taking one for the team and doing my damndest to pump him for information on where he's hiding his lucky charms. Either my pumping isn't the shit (as I've always believed it to be), or I'm pumping too well (that’s more like it) so he just doesn’t want to give up the goods. ‘Cause he keeps spouting shit about having to find the end of the rainbow first. So of course I remind him that the pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, not the lucky charms. It just isn't the same thing, silly.

Mr. Gorgeous and those luscious lips retort with, "Depends on who's asking. A little bit of luck and a whole lot of reward go hand in hand. Keep doing that for long and both of yours will be full in no time."

Cue the suggestive waggle of his brows as he looks down at his lap. Yes, I’m still pumping him for information *side mumble* and he ain’t complaining. @.@

“Ow! Not so rough!”

“Oh, shut up and take it like a man, rainbow boy!”

And then Gabe comes in with an, "Are y’all eatin’ Skittles in here?” He stops abruptly when he enters my office, his eyes going straight to the only male crotch in the room, and says, “Mmm ... I'd like to taste that rainbow.” He’s licking on his own finger. “Gawd ... damn, man!" - exaggerated shiver, and then his hand slowly runs down his chest so his wet finger can now circle his nipple through his overpriced shirt.

Are you rolling your eyes, too??

This would be where Scott winks at Gabe … throwing him a bone, only not literally. Shame on Scott for teasing Gabe like that. Meh, the bitch deserves it.

So you see, this is the issue with having a live cover model portray a favored character. Wait … you’re right. I don’t see an issue AT ALL. We get something pretty-pretty to ogle, and the model gets a good chuckle from watching us all go ga-ga over the goods. Win-Win. I really should’ve done this sooner.

Hold on … this blog post wasn’t supposed to be about what it’s like to have a live cover model on the team. We were talking about Dante, right? Well, obviously my distraction is proof of the ga-ga. So, I’ll just let you ooooh and ahhhh over the pics for now. I promise the description will come later, after edits ;-)

Want to hear something funny? When I purchased these photos, my PR said, "Congratulations! You just bought a man!!"

Ahem ... I hope the po-po aren't reading this post, 'cuz I'm way too voluptuous and would defs end up being someone's bitch in the clank. JS. Really, I'm not a john, more like a pimp. Ergo - My fellow authors, if you want to own a little piece of Scott Nova, you can pump him for a bit of information, too, at This website isn't up yet, but it's cumming soon. *snerk*

FYI, the lucky charms are MINE, so back off beeyotches!

*Disclaimer: No cover models were seriously injured whilst I got my pump on, but Scott may be walking a little funny for a couple of days.*

Holla' atcha girl and tell me what you think!



Sunday, March 11, 2012

Okay, so yesterday I was rendered speechless for the first time in a verrah long time. Shocked? Yeah, me too.

One of my pre-readers came over to read Nexus, the third and final installment in the Supernova Saga - in case you haven't been following along - and I heard her yelling indiscernible things from the other end of the house. So, I rush in and ask what's the matter.

She's crying. Full on sobbing, wiping her eyes with her shirt, putting up a hand and asking for a moment, crying. O.0

"This is the best f*cking book I've ever read!" she says. "And I've read a LOT of books! Just hug me..."

Again with the O.0

After I nearly smother to death from her death grip of a hug - the kind your aunt with the bright pink lipstick lays on you - I finally get the feeling back in my arms, and she MAKES me call two other pre-readers because she simply must discuss it with them right away.

Now, let me tell you that I've been damn nervous about this book because I took it "there." What is "there," you ask? Um, I'm not sure how to describe it without giving the book away, but let's say I question things we've been taught. *stuttered breath*

BTW, she was stuttering breaths as well. <--- I shit you not.

Several long sighs later to expel the abundance of emotions I (through the story) had slammed into her chest, she was finally semi-coherent. I, on the other hand, was not. I sat stoic, just listening as if it was an out of body experience or something. Really, I was shocked and didn't know what to say, but I gathered this was a good thing.

I keep telling my pre-readers that they're biased because they're so close to the story, but they insist they are not to the point that they're insulted I won't take their word for it that it's good (I think they used a different word here, but I don't want to sound like I'm bragging). After all, isn't that why I have them as pre-readers to begin with? They have a point, but I'm still one who doubts herself. *another shock for you, I'm sure* I'm pretty sure this is a pre-requisite for all "artists", no? <--- Lookie, I called myself an artist. That shows some improvement, does it not?

Anywho ... I'm feeling better about Nexus. Especially since it only took me something like three re-writes, a severe bout with writer's block, and a slight emotional breakdown to get it where it is. Now, it will be up to the editing team at the PH to decide if it was all for naught.

My goal with this book? To yank those emotions outside of your heart and then slam them back in with a fierce "how you like me now?", followed up by the tightest hug you've ever been given, virtual or in person. Because I'm feelin' it, too - I need that hug just as much. Admittedly, it drained me to the point that I haven't gone back to read back over it as of yet, and I'm dreading it because I know...

These characters laid it all out on the line, bare-assed nekked, and I'm so very grateful they chose me, even if it has affected my life and how I view it so profoundly. Perhaps I should take a trip to some Tibetan Monastery to reflect on things for a bit? Perhaps...but not until the edits are done and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Dominic, Kerrigan, Gabe, Colton, Drew, Sinclair, Tori, and especially Dante ... Thank you for opening my eyes and my heart.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Authors After Dark Summer Camp 2012

Yeppers! I'll be there, too!

This will be my first time at AAD, and I'm so excited it will be in New Orleans because I've always wanted to go to the Big Easy, and not because I am easy; however, I do foresee myself earning lots of bead necklaces. What? That's only during Mardi Gras?? Oh the crime of it all. *shrugs* Okay, so I'll be showing my boobs for free then.

AAD will be August 8-12 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. There are lots of great authors booked, but I'm most looking forward to hooking up with some of my readers. Having said that, who's going, and can you bring some man candy along for me to ogle . . . and maybe grope a little?


Saturday, March 3, 2012

ScareFest 2012

I will be at ScareFest 2012, September 28-30 for the release of Nexus!!

Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY.

I am so excited about this. This festival is THE festival to meet all your horror and paranormal favorites in the movie, television, and literary community. Plus, there are some awesome vendors who peddle wares you just can't find anywhere else.

Come out to meet me and let's chat for a bit, 'kay?

Thursday, March 1, 2012


The third and final book in the Supernova Saga will be released September 27, 2012!

Kerrigan Cruz and Dominic Grayson have fulfilled their destiny, clearing the way for a new Guardian of the Light to emerge. Being born into great power doesn't come without a price. The weight of the world on her shoulders, Tori must find a way to keep it from falling lest the gravity of her existence send her crashing to her knees and mankind along with her. The real war being waged is inside her psyche; good versus evil in a battle between Light and Dark. But she is not alone in her quest.

The Guardian of the Guardian, Dante is destined to fight by her side. With an arsenal of wicked charm, seduction, and the capability to ignite a raging inferno, his allure is powerful. Will it be enough to convince Tori that he is on her side?

Coming between them is a man whose existence is confined to her dreams. The only friend Tori has ever known, a man she has grown to love over her short eighteen years. She doesn’t know his name, or why he’s there, but she can’t deny the feelings she has for him. There’s only one problem; when he leaves, her dreams become nightmares plagued by demonic beings hellbent on viciously murdering her loved ones. Over and over again.

Two men, both pledging their undying love and unyielding loyalty, but one is not at all what he seems.

In the midst of an incredible love triangle, Tori learns things about herself that are not easily comprehendible - things that leave more questions than answers as she tries to figure out the true purpose of her existence.

Torn between her lifelong friend and the man destined to stand by her side, the Guardian of Mankind must choose her path. The fate of the world depends on her getting it right. But how can she choose when she doesn’t really know who she is to begin with?

Nexus: There is one truth . . . Everything happens for a reason.