Tuesday, April 25, 2006

More Covers!!

I've gotten permission to share the cover for STAKE THAT!, the sequel to Boys that Bite. Comes out in December. I love this cover! Let me know what you think. :) (And yes, Diana, more blue!!)


All I want is to be a vampire. But nooo-I have to be Rayne MacDonald, Vampire Slayer....

Sisters. They'll swipe your clothes, your boyfriends, your destiny. But it wasn't exactly my twin Sunny's fault. Magnus, vampire hottie and coven leader, mistook her for me last month and bit her instead. Now they're doing the inter-species dating thing.

But back to me. Turns out that for every generation, there's a Vampire Slayer-and this time around, it just happens to be yours truly. My first mission: infiltrate a seedy vamp bar downtown and expose its vampire owner for purposely spreading a blood disease he created himself. A task almost harder than passing trig.

After going it alone once, I realize I need help. So Magnus sends his hot homey Jareth to go undercover with me. And let me just say I wouldn't mind going under the covers with him. Maybe fate doesn't bite after all...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Fangs Again

So check this out! It's the cover for the new anthology I'm contributing to. It's called "Fangs Again" and is the second book in the Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred series. This time all royalties go to benefit breast cancer. I've read some of the chapters and let me just say - anyone who reads this book is in for a treat!

As for me, I'm just thrilled to see my name on the same cover as MaryJanice Davidson's. Not to mention Susan Grant, Gena Showalter, Alesia Holliday, etc. etc.

My chapter's going to be about a young dragon shapeshifter who desperately wants to lose her virginity. Problem is, when she gets hot -- she gets REALLY hot. Like fire breathing hot. A few innocent makeout sessions and the fire department is starting to believe there's a serial arsonist on the loose. Not to mention burning a guy's hair right off his head doesn't normally get you a second date. So how can she learn to control the heat, but still get out of the virginity kitchen?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

National Reader's Choice Award Nomination

Ooh I just got great news! My book SK8ER BOY got nominated for a National Reader's Choice Award. Very exciting!! I like this award cause it's judged by normal, everyday readers instead of people in the industry.

I'm especially pleased that SK8ER BOY finaled because that book was released very soon after my house burned down and so I didn't give the release the attention it deserved. (Or any attention, really.) I didn't publicize it. I didn't do any promotion. I don't think I even really told my family it was out in stores. Sad, huh? So it's nice to finally see the little book get some recognition after I neglected it for so long.

Of course it's up against some awesome authors - including two friends - Niki Burnham and Stephie Davis. So cheers to them as well!!


Monday, April 10, 2006

Back from Conference Land

Hey all,

Monday and I'm back from the New England RWA conference. A fab time had by all. Special thanks to Cathryn Perry who coordinated this terrific event.

Too many highlights to mention, but sneaking out of dinner to head to the mall with my coherts to buy tiaras at Hot Topic comes to mind. Wearing aforementioned tiaras in the bar afterwards. Having Jenny Cruise sign a book for one of my teen Street Team members with the phrase "u r great!" was pretty funny. (I told her it would prob end up on eBay as the only Jenny Cruise book in existence with an AOL speak autograph.) Watching Liana Dalton's face dawn with recognition when they described the winner of the Goldrick award. Ganging up with my new BFF -- author Lauren Barnholt -- to "torture" dearest beloved agent Nadia Cornier - hehe! Passing out the very coveted BITE ME pins to everyone in sight. (People will long remember the pins - I can only hope they remember the book...) And meeting some of my MySpace friends who came to the signing.

In all - a fun time had by all. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. But now back to reality and back to work. Bleh!


Thursday, April 06, 2006

Gone for the weekend

I'm off tomorrow to the New England Romance Writers of America conference in Natick. Hope to see some of you there! :) There's also a booksigning on Saturday afternoon where I'll be signing copies of Boys that Bite. The signing is open to the public and goes from 4:30-6pm. The location is the Crowne Plaza on Route 9 in Natick.

In the meantime, for those of you stuck home, here's a fun website to suck away your time. It's called Dog Pic of the Day and it's soooo funny!!!


Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Yay! Today is the official release day of my teen vampire comedy BOYS THAT BITE!! Wooooot!! Sooo excited!! :)

Here's the blurb:

My mom is so going to kill me if she finds out I'm turning into a vampire...

Okay, so technically she can't because I'm immortal. Well, not yet. See, due to the worst case of mistaken identity with my dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth hangout called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for my innocent neck instead of hers. Now, if I don't reverse it in time, Magnus will be my blood mate forever and I'm doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, daylight-hating vampire. Believe me, it seriously bites!

After the unfortunate slaying of the vampire leader, it's up to me, my sister, and Magnus to find the one thing that can solve my problem--the Holy Grail. No joke. I seriously hope I can get out of this on time because, somehow, I scored the hottest prom date in my school, the mouth-watering Jake Wilder. And I do NOT want to be a vampire for the prom--let alone the rest of eternity.

If you dig MaryJanice Davidson, Katie MacAlister or Buffy the Vamp Slayer, this is the book for you. It's technically a teen book - as in the characters are in high school - but I wrote it like a regular vampire comedy - so I think it's something adults would enjoy just as much. At least I hope so. :)

It's now in bookstores or on Amazon if you want to check it out. You can read a sample chapter here.

Thanks for listening to me ramble. Did I mention I'm excited?!? :)