Sunday, December 15, 2013

#SALE! Celebrating the season with a Sale!

Hi all,

Happy Holidays!  I'm putting the first book in my three most popular series (Night Hawk Series, Games Series and The Steve Williams Series) on sale for $0.99 from now until Monday, January 6th.

 Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice… and revenge.

 Until he snatches sexy stock jock Jessica Connor, Ty Aris happily followed his stepbrother’s orders, producing some of the most coveted black market porn and snuff films on the street. But the day he grabs her in the parking lot, his life becomes a living nightmare.

Jessica foils his plans, fires his passion, and frustrates the hell out of him. She never gives in to his demands, his pleas, or his desires, and yet a psychic bond claims his soul and melts the iron walls around his heart. His obsession sparks a fierce rift when Frank wants to start filming. Ty stalls with any and every excuse in the book, fueling Frank’s fury, but he knows it’s only a matter of time before he loses this game.

With the clock ticking, he scrambles for escape options.

Options that won’t land him in jail... or worse... a captive in Frank’s sadistic prison.

A sadistic killer stalks the secluded college town of Brooksfield, New Hampshire. With bodies piling up and rumors of the murders being part of sacrificial hazing rituals, the FBI plants Special Agent Steve Williams in a fraternity at Brooksfield University. His investigation takes a ninety degree turn into the bizarre when he’s introduced to Jennifer, a clairvoyant co-ed who swears the killer isn’t human.

Steve considers the plausibility of the extraordinary, the unspeakable, even the inconceivable, when his notebook starts bleeding cryptic messages. Messages that indicate Jennifer is at the heart of the darkness in Brooksfield.

When she describes her latest vision, a trail of violent deaths, including his, Steve asks the million-dollar question:

Is Jennifer trying to help... or is she actually the one responsible?

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I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

Until next time,

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cover Reveal for the Night Hawk Trilogy!

Trinity Rising is coming out later this week, and considering it is the third book in the Night Hawk Series, I will also be releasing the trilogy by December 15th, as well.  The Night Hawk Trilogy will be out in both e-book and paperback!

The single titles all have a depiction of Naomi, so with the trilogy, I did something a bit different....I chose to highlight Damian...

NIGHT HAWK (Book 1):
Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, resigning herself to the inevitable impact. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows. Now, Naomi thirsts for justice… and revenge.

TIGRESS (Book 2):
Naomi's immortality is nullified, making her vulnerable to the ones who consider her their conquest. If she wasn't already walking over the hot coals of misfortune she would be obsessed with the next ambush. The shadow vaccine is hell in a syringe, the antidote turning Naomi’s blood into a lethal elixir, rendering her toxic to all vampires, including Damian.


Damian’s mortal world begins to shine when fatherhood hits his horizon, but plans for a bright future disintegrate when Lucifer comes to claim their Trinity child, playing dirty by framing Damian for murder. Now, Damian and Naomi are on the run from both Lucifer and the law. One wrong step and they could trigger Armageddon, or worse, the hope for our future could fall into Lucifer's greedy grip.

Cover created by Cora Graphics.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mellifica: Wait For Me cover reveal!

Novel Concept Publishing's next release coming in December!  

Caught in a war between her past and her future, one wrong step and Melissa Quinn loses everything.

Melissa Quinn found her happiness in the arms of Sandy Bavetta, but her ex, Arien Hart returns to Gloucester with a vengeance. Armed with Sandy’s family secret and an unlikely ally, Arien bombards Melissa with doubt, playing a game to divide and conquer.

No one knows her weaknesses like Arien. No one sees her strengths like Sandy.

Will she survive this battle of the heart?

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2013
Sale price of $0.99 until December 15, 2013

And as long as we are doing cover reveals, here's the new cover for Survival Games, from the same cover artist as the Mellifica covers!  Cora Graphics does such a wonderful job!  

Thanks for dropping by and look for these and other titles at Novel Concept Publishing, LLC. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Today is a joint cover reveal of three authors from Glass House Press, PT. McHugh, Linda Foster and Mary Fan.
Ash never thought going to a party could be dangerous. He certainly never thought it would change his life. But when a man with red eyes begins following him – and his sister – he realizes he was wrong. Soon they’re running, leading the man on a desperate chase over icy roads. When Ash crashes his car, nearly killing his sister, the red-eyed man offers Ash a choice – save his sister, but pay the highest price possible. Bring Grace back to life, at the cost of his own soul. Suddenly, Ash is facing a choice he never sought. But will he use that choice to save his sister? And if he does … what will it mean for Ash himself?
Someone has started a revolution in Heaven, his betrayal and lies tearing the fabric of the angels apart. Things are coming quickly to a head, and before long the angels will find themselves at war … with each other. Friends and allies will turn against each other, each choosing their own side of right and wrong. If that happens, the world as they know it will end. It's up to Kali, protector of angels and humans, to stop the treachery before war breaks out and peace is shattered forever. But how far is she willing to go to save the lives of the angels? Will she turn against her own dearest friend to save her world? And if she does … will anything be left for her to come home to?
Join Ash and Kali on their individual adventures as we see what – and who – led them to find each other in Soul Bound, the first book in the Realm of the Claimed.
About Linda Foster
Linda Foster was born and raised in Colorado, where she still lives with her (very patient) husband and four (very spoiled) ferrets. Linda became an avid reading enthusiast the moment she picked up her first book, and has grown steadily worse. By the time she was 15 years old, her library had become too big for her shelves, and she was forced to donate all her books to the local school, just to make room for new ones. She started writing short novellas for her friends in middle school, and expanded into full-length novels several years later. Soul Bound is her first published novel. Visit Linda at to connect with her personally, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Mellifica: Devastating Love New Cover Reveal!

Melissa Mayberry's new cover for Mellifica is out now!

Isn't she beautiful! 

Look for this on Amazon, Barnes and NobleSmashwords, Kobo, Sony, and Diesel.

And Mellifica II: Wait For Me will be out this month!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tigress Blog Stops and Highway to Hell Blog Talk Radio interview

Highway to Hell was released on October 7th!

William and I will be on Dellani's tea time on Monday, October 14th at 4pm EST to talk about the book. 

Highway to Hell:
Nick Ramsay thinks there’s nothing worse than starting high school in a new town, especially in the sweltering Florida heat. 

But being cast as an outsider is a far cry from the dangers of navigating Purgatory in order to save his father from the grip of Leviathan. 

Purchase links: 

Blog Tour Schedule for Tigress

Oct 21- Nov 4

October 21 Interview and review
Diane's Book Blog

October 22 Spotlight
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

October 23 Spotlight
Black Words-White Pages

October 24 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair.  

October 25 Spotlight
Adrienne Woods Books and Reviews 

October 25 Spotlight and review
Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews

October 25 Interview
Poppet’s Imagination Captivation

October 28 Spotlight
Jodie Pierce's Ink Slinger's Blog

October 29 Guest blog
Mythical Books

October 30 Spotlight
Lis Les Livres

October 31 Spotlight
Sapphyria's Book Reviews

October 31 Spotlight
A Night's Dream of Books

November 1 Interview
BookwormBridgette's World

November 4 Guest blog 
Dalene’s Book Reviews

November 4 Spotlight
BBL Reviews

November 4 review
Demons do it Better

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th and hot flashes

Hi all!

Happy Friday the 13th!

Weird happenings of late, mainly in the way of hot flashes.  I wish I could say it was because I was writing some particularly steamy fiction, or reading some for that matter, but no, this is a hormones gone wild kind of thing and when it's occurring, I swear I'm going to spontaneously combust.

I got to thinking, this kind of crazy heat exchange in the body must burn calories.  I would think women going through menopause would all be skinny bitches (no pun intended), but alas, it only burns like fifty calories.

Really, only fifty calories?  What a rip off.

All this heat and very little to show for it beyond sweat stains and flushed skin and a husband who is shivering under mega-blankets while I'm practically naked and still can't seem to cool down.

I can tell this ride is going to be long and grueling...if only it meant something glorious on the other side.

I think God should have given us something golden on the other side of menopause, like a perfect hourglass figure and stamina that would shame an Olympic athlete.  Especially after something like 40 - 50 years of cramps and PMS.

But no, we get osteoporosis, sagging everything and the ability to now grow a mustache.

Does anyone else seem to think there is a cosmic joke behind all this?

Welcome to my little corner of the world.
Until next time.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's been a while...

It's been a while since I've written a blog post and like everything else, this summer has gotten away from me in more ways than one.  And now that fall is upon us, I need to get back into the swing of things.

I've had a foot ailment since April and between that an the increasing "hot flashes" I seem to be inflicted with, I haven't gotten a tremendous amount of writing done.  Not nearly enough if you ask me, but I did have some really fun family time.  So the trade off was good for the soul.  Especially since I said I wanted to find balance.

Balance is a good thing.  I did a lot of reading and some editing over the summer, which was a nice change of pace.  However, this has led to a delay in my release schedule.

I had hoped to have Highway to Hell out this month and Trinity Rising out next month, but it looks like that schedule will be pushed out a bit and I figured the folks waiting for these titles might like to know there's been a delay.

Both books will be out in the November time frame, so until then, I'll give you a glimpse of what's in store:

Excerpt from Highway to Hell:
“They aren’t normal,” my mother whispered in my ear and my eyebrow rose in her direction.

“We are death’s brothers,” Danny said.

It was my turn to blink. “My father had brothers?”

“No,” my mother said and her eyes narrowed.

“The original death,” Ben clarified, staring her down.

If a thousand spiders ran across my flesh it would have come close to the sensation gripping me and I shivered.

“Where were you when all hell broke loose last spring?” I asked.

“We were here, exactly where our sister told us to be.”

“Who the hell is your sister?”

“Fate. Fate is our sister,” Danny interjected with a soft, calm voice. He gave Ben a sharp glare and then returned his gaze to mine. “And we don’t ever question where she sends us because it usually means saving someone important from a pending disaster.”

My brain had a tough time wrapping around this new information and I stared, dumbfounded. They looked so young compared to Fate. The shift in the air pulled my attention away and there she was in all her twisted glory.


She strode down the street dressed in red silk that flowed like blood, strutting like she owned the place and I clamped my mouth closed on the sarcasm that wanted to leap out. The last time I was face-to-face with her, she gave me an ultimatum. I imagined today wouldn’t be any different and the narrowing of her eyes and tightening of her lips told me I was not on her happy list.

Pissing Fate off was never a good thing.

“Don’t worry, she always looks pissed,” Danny whispered before he turned toward her with a bright smile plastered on his face.

“I see you’ve met wonder boy,” Fate said, addressing Ben and Danny and waving in my direction.

When she turned toward me, I resisted the urge to take a step backwards. Hell, I had to plant my feet to keep from sprinting toward the house away from this mini-family reunion because I knew what was coming before she even said the words.

“You.” She pointed her finely-manicured finger in my direction. “You’ve had enough time to play around. You need to get your father before another uprising occurs.”
* * * *

Excerpt from Trinity Rising:

I rolled onto the floor with my heart in my throat and panic gripping my muscles. It wasn’t until I was on my hands and knees on the floor that I realized I had done it again. Naomi’s chuckle from the bed immediately set the irritation switch in my head and I glared over the edge of the mattress at her amused smile.

“That’s never going to get old,” she said and rolled on her side, propping her cheek in her palm.

I could have said something crude, but the humor in her eyes soothed the nasty comments right out of my vocabulary. Being human sucked much more than I remembered. The only thing that remained the same was the burn of a shot of whiskey and the way Naomi felt when we made love.

Everything else was a constant challenge, including taming my conditioned response to sunlight. You’d think after a little over a month, I wouldn’t be throwing myself for cover when the sun hit the bed in the morning, but apparently twenty-five-hundred years of fearing the fiery orb really did a job on my head.
* * * *

Until next time...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Author Interview Series with Susan P. Baker

Today I have the pleasure of talking to Susan P. Baker, author of four novels and two nonfiction books as well as a retired Senior District Court Judge in Texas. Along with serving twelve years full time on the bench, Susan’s experience includes ten years as a judge sitting by assignment, nine years as a practicing attorney, and two years as a probation officer.
JET:  Can you tell us about your most recent book, Suggestion of Death?

Susan: Years ago when I was on the bench full time, I’d hear child support enforcement cases. The idea came to me that many of the mothers would get benefits for their kids if the fathers were dead, in many cases far more than they were receiving in child support. Then, of course, I thought “What if” mothers thought of that...

JET:  What drew you to mysteries and true crime?

Susan: I grew up reading mysteries and true crime. But I went to the library every two weeks and checked out the max number of books and read everything I could get my hands on. Horror. Best sellers. Romance. My mother didn’t seem to care what we read. I continued reading mystery, true crime, horror and whatever was available. When I started writing seriously, I read in TV Guide about how much romance writers made per book so I wrote a romance. I was told nicely that it sucked so thought I’d try my hand at mysteries which was where my heart was anyway.

JET:  What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication?

Susan: Getting support. Realizing I had to rely on myself.

JET:  What was your favorite moment in the journey?

Susan: The day I got word My First Murder would be published.

JET:  Which authors had the most influence over you growing up?

Susan: Edgar Allen Poe. Brett Halliday. Maud Hart Lovelace. Harper Lee. Margaret Mitchell. Who can remember all the authors I read, I can’t.

JET:  When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?

Susan: At about age 13. Along with one other girl, I signed up for a summer school writing course but there wasn’t enough interest, and it was cancelled.

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered?  

Susan: For my Murdered Judges book (which I researched and wrote over a six year period) I took several weeks off from work and drove around the country to as many of the sites of the murders as I could (my best friend went with me, we had a blast). We interviewed people, researched in their local papers and history centers. I already knew this but it brought home the fact that often there is more to the story than makes the papers. In several cases, people told us the REAL motivation behind the killings (or at least the local rumors). Ex. The judge was having an affair with the perpetrator’s wife. Or the judge was having an affair with the perpetrator's sister. Or a number of other things that were not always publishable.

JET:  Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite?  Why?

Susan: Aargh—I can’t decide between my books any more than my children or grandchildren. I do love Mavis Davis, though. (MyFirst Murder and The Sweet Scent of Murder). She’s got more nerve than I do. And Erma Townley in Death of a Prince doesn’t mind saying things I’d never say. I learned a lot by writing from a man’s point of view in Suggestion of Death. Jim had to rethink his motivation, his life from a male perspective. I had to find a plausible reason for their split and for them to get back together.

JET:  Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?

Susan: Read everything. Don’t be afraid to experiment. But if you don’t love it, if you aren’t compelled to write, quit and save yourself a lot of time and heartache.

JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten...starting with:  Paper or Plastic? 
Susan: My own recyclable bags.
 JET: Steak or Tofu?
 Susan: Seafood.
 JET: Beach or Mountains?
 Susan: Both—I live on an island in the states and the mountains in Mexico.
 JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?
 Susan: Rock. But I like most music.
 JET: Leather or Lace?
 Susan: Lace can be cooler but scratchy. Leather is hotter but softer. I prefer natural cotton.
 JET: Angels or Demons?
 Susan: Angels, cherubs.
 JET: Paper or Digital?
 Susan: Both. I like the feel of paper but digital is good when traveling which I do a lot.

JET:  Silent Film Classics or Cheesy B Rated Horror?
Susan: Classics.
JET: Twilight or True Blood
Susan: It’s a toss up.
JET: Coffee or Tea?
Susan: Definitely tea. Twinings English Breakfast or Earl Grey. Or real chai.

JET:  Thank you for indulging me.  Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what you're working on now?  What's next?

Susan: Texas Style Justice about an ambitious female Texas District Court Judge who doesn’t know those who are supporting her for higher office intend to corrupt her.

And Death of a Rancher’s Daughter about  criminal defense attorneys Sandra and Erma who are hired to defend the alleged killer of a rancher’s daughter by the victim’s mother.

JET: Thank you so much for taking the time to chat on my blog. 

Folks, you can find out more about Susan P. Baker and her work on her website: and you can follow her on twitter at @Susanpbaker.

In the meantime, check out her new book, Suggestion of Death...

Jim Dorman, a laid off newspaperman in the Texas hill country, can’t pay his child support.  He is summoned to court for nonsupport and  the first thing the judge does is read a Suggestion of Death into the record for a man who was supposed to appear that day.  She tells the next man that his children would be better off if he were dead, and when Jim steps up for his turn, the judge tells him to get a job or go to jail.

At his next court appearance the judge reads another Suggestion of Death into the record, sparking Jim’s curiosity. He begins researching and discovers a number of men who have been cited for nonsupport have died accidental deaths.

When an informant winds up murdered and stuffed in a trunk and strange mishaps befall Jim, he figures he’d better find out who’s behind the deaths before he ends up as the next dead dad.

Until next time,

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Life without writing....

What would my life be like if I never started writing...

I often wonder about this. If my daughter hadn’t prompted me to reach for my dreams on a dreary ride home in the middle of November 2007.

Would I have continued the Pampered Chef endeavor and became a better cook? Somehow, I doubt that.  I have always hated the kitchen and with the pickiness factor that my children possess, I don’t think this idea would have stuck, even with some of the cool recipes I accumulated.

Would I have still been a slave to night time drama series on television, probably.  I was always a soap opera girl and I doubt that would have changed. I still indulge from time to time, but not wholeheartedly like I used to.

I might have joined the PTA and become more active in that realm and sometimes I feel bad that I haven’t been more involved in the town or school activities.  However, even with the balance of a day job, writing and publishing, I have carved out time to be at almost every game, every dance lesson, every recital, every belt test, every guitar lesson that my kids have been involved in.  I made sure of that, especially since most of the time I’m home, I am writing.

Would I have continued reading – hell yes. I was always an avid reader.  However, I know I would not have discovered the authors that I have had the pleasure of meeting and reading through this writing endeavor. I have found some extraordinary talent from N.Y. Times best selling authors to those within the folds of the mid-list, small press and self-published authors.  I am relatively certain I probably never would have come across these folks in my old life. Jonathan Maberry, Cat Connor, A.S.King, Heather Brewer, Poppet, Amanda Hocking, Hugh Howey, Ty Drago, Kay Hooper, Robert Browne, and so many others, including my publishing partner JasonHalstead.  I also wouldn’t have had the chance to help writers hone their craft and see their stories on the virtual shelves, like Bob Stewart, Ashlynne Laynne, and Ellis Hoff to name a few, nor would I have had the pleasure of working with some outstanding cover artists, including Willsin Rowe and Jawine Westland.

So, while life without writing would have been busy, it would not be as rich as it is today. And a bonus, I get to share my crazy stories with the world.

Thanks for sharing the dream with me!

Until next time...

Check out my latest book...Tigress - book 2 in the Night Hawk series.

Naomi's immortality is nullified, making her vulnerable to the ones who consider her their conquest. If she wasn't already walking over the hot coals of misfortune she would be obsessed with the next ambush. The shadow vaccine is hell in a syringe, the antidote turning Naomi’s blood into a lethal elixir, rendering her toxic to all vampires, including Damian.

Archangel Michael reveals a long buried secret of her heritage and cautions Naomi against personally triggering the apocalypse. If Lucifer discovers just how unique she is, death at his hands will become her most appealing escape.