Friday, March 31, 2006

Anyone seen Boys that Bite?

Boys that Bite officially hits store shelves April 4th, but I know that doesn't stop some bookstores from putting it out early. If you've seen it on the shelves, I'd love to hear from you! :)

I'm so excited about the release of this book and I can't wait to hear what people think of it!!

I'm off to Florida for the weekend to visit my mom. Yay Florida sunshine!

In the meantime, check out the new paranormal YA author blog Serena Robar and I started, along with MaryJanice Davidson, Gena Showalter, PC Cast, and Bev Rosenblum. You can access the blog from Serena and my promotional site or directly at

And I know I sound like a broken record, but if you haven't joined the MySpace party, what are you waiting for?!? Everyone who's ANYONE is there. :P But seriously - I'm having such a blast meeting people and spreading the word about Boys that Bite. What started as a mere promotional idea has turned into a total obsession. :)

My last thing - next week is the New England RWA conference in Natick. Who's going?


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Introducing Crimson Rogue

Back in the summer I wrote a blog entry called Crimson Envy. About how I wished I could have been a part of the amazing vampire/werewolf/mech/demon world of Crimson City created by the uber talented, red hot Liz Maverick. Well, this month the final book in the series - Crimson Rogue - hits bookstore shelves and I can't wait to check it out. This series has become so successful - several books have hit the USA Bestseller List. And for good reason. The world Liz and her coherts have created is so very cool. Hip, action packed, yet deeply romantic. If you haven't been reading along - well what are you waiting for?!?!

I'm sad that the series is coming to a close, but I can't wait to read Crimson Rogue.

Liz, you rock. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Everyone else? Order your copy today!


PS SHAMELESS SELF PLUG - Liz isn't the only one with a new book out. My BOYS THAT BITE will be released next week too! If you like vampire books make sure you order your copy today! :) And come join me on MySpace! It's become quite the party over there!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Congrats Rita Authors

A big huge Cosmos and Chat shout-out to all the wonderful authors who finaled in the RITAs this year. For those of you who don't know - that's like being nominated for an Emmy in the romance writing world.

Special kudos to:

Alesia Holliday - for her novella story in The Naked Truth
Marjorie Liu - for her paranormal "A Taste of Crimson" - part of the fab Crimson City series
Stephie Davis - 2 noms for her Smooch books in Best Traditional
Myretta Robbins - my chaptermate, nominated in the regency category for Once Upon a Sofa



Sunday, March 19, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day (mmmm sushi!)

As most of you probably know, Boston has a huge Irish population. Some actually from the country itself and others who fancy themselves to be Irish since their great-great-great grandmother's cousin's babysitter's uncle was rumored to be from the Emerald Isle. So when St. Paddy's Day rolls around, it's a huge deal.

So...being a resident of said community, one would think I spent Friday evening downing pints of a Guiness in some dive pub in Southie. Sadly (or maybe not so sadly) you'd be very wrong.

Cause you see, however charming I think Ireland is, I find drunk frat boys screaming "Yankees Suck!!!" and "Wicked Pissa" to be far less appealing. In a way, St. Paddy's Day, like New Year's Eve, is what one might call ametuer night. It's crowded. It's loud. People drink too much and then throw up and get into fights. Once, that might haev sounded like a grand night out. Today, that sounds like a nightmare. friends and I decided to do the most anti-Irish thing on the planet this St. Patrick's Day. We went to a brand new sushi place in the Back Bay called Douza. The guy who opened it used to work at my fave sushi place in the entire universe -Fugakyu - and he sold his shares and opened up this new place. Well, I can't recommend it high enough. The sushi was absolutely delicious. The wine menu offered many great bottles. Even the bartender was awesome. In short, I couldn't think of a more delicious way to spend my St. Patrick's Day. I may have to make this a tradition.

Anyway - I'm off to my RWA meeting. Have to go congratulate my former critique partner Marley Gibson who just sold a 4 book YA series this week!! Amazing, huh?


Monday, March 13, 2006

I'm done, I'm done, I'm done, I'm done!!!!

I'm done, I'm done, I'm done, I'm done!!

Please excuse my jubliation, but I'm finally done my latest book - Stake That! - which is the sequel to Boys that Bite and comes out in December. It was a struggle to finish on time - I took two days off last week and then worked the whole weekend, but it's finally done! And I'm really happy with how it came out. I can't wait to see what my editor thinks.

Of course, now I have to start right up on the next book, but for a few blissful hours I can breathe and bask in the happy feeling only a completed book can bring.

For you other writers out there - how do you celebrate "the end"? (Or the "to be continued", as is the case with this book.)


Monday, March 06, 2006

Florida Fun

Hey all,

I just got back from a fabulous trip to Orlando where the weather was 80 degrees (as opposed to Boston's currently 20s.) I got to see my best friends Ali and Bobby (who live there), celebrate my birthday with chocolate cake and champagne, and spend a day at Walt Disney World. We also saw one of my all time favorite goth bands, "Sisters of Mercy" on their 25th anniversary tour. On Saturday, Ali and I went to Casadaga and got our tarot cards read by a psychic. That was pretty interesting, let me tell you! We bought a deck home with us and were doing our own readings for anyone who would let us. After a few glasses of wine, we had convinced ourselves that we were darn good psychics.

Anyway, I just got home today and I'm kind of sad to be back. I love it down in Orlando. It's one of the few places I can travel to and not feel anxious and homesick. I used to live there for about a year and a half back when I was 23 and it still feels like home to me. Plus I miss my friends. I wish everyone I loved could live close to me. It seems just the opposite. Most everyone is far away. :( I guess that's what you get when you have lived the nomadic tv news lifestyle.

I thought I'd post a couple pics for your amusement.

Ali and me at Epcot

We ate (and drank) at Epcot's Germany

We needed help finishing these beers!

For the last nine years Bobby has tried to take a sexy photo of Ali and I on the old fashioned car at MGM Studios. It never comes out exactly right, but has become a tradition.

"Disney World, I wish that I could quit you!"

Woof! A big dog nose in the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground"

Glowy Drinks at MGM's SciFi Diner

Back to nature

Ali and Bobby's adorable son Ian

Yup, they carry it in Florida bookstores, too!

Ali is enthralled.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Friend Me!

I've set up a new MySpace page today for my "Boys that Bite" book and I'm in need of friends! (All I've got right now is the default friend Tom and he's more of a music lover than a reader, I think....) So please, please, please those of you who have MySpace profiles, click on the link below and "friend" me and my book. The vampires will greatly appreciate it. :)

For those of you who don't know what the heck I'm talking about, ask your kids. (And have them "friend me" too! :) Or read this article.