Of Mugs and Men

Greetings from the place where winter does not end! I guess we are still in Lion-mode. I am really ready for the Lamb-mode that March always promises. Until then, I’ll just cozy up and keep writing. How do you get through the long winter days? Coffee is high on my list. I think a lot […]

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Sharing a Little Lost Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a little scene that never made it into Louder Than Love. The book has been out for five months now, and I am completely blown away by the reader response! Most surprising were the number of readers who said how much they loved and related […]

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Last Day to Vote #GTRCA13

There’s still time to vote in the GraveTells Readers’ Choice Awards – #GTRCA13 – for your favorite romance authors, series, publishers and characters! The polls close at 8pm pacific time today. Adrian Graves from my debut novel, Louder Than Love, is up for “Most Swoon-Worthy Rock Star” – he’s pretty confident in his manhood, but […]

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What Makes a Rocker Swoon-Worthy?

I was just cozying down under my electric blanket with a book the other night when a text came through. “Dude,” my friend wrote, “You got a nom! Swoon-Worthy Rocker category!” and shot me a web site link. Rocker? Who me? No…while I’m tucked into bed at 10pm after a long day of writing, it’s […]

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Caught in a Mosh: National Novel Writing Month

Good God, this blog hasn’t been updated in a month? And you call yourself a writer? Yes. Yes, I do. And for the last thirty days, I’ve been throwing myself into the mosh pit known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It’s a totally voluntary act. You can stand safely on the sidelines and […]

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Author Interview – Joanne Tailele

Here’s a special treat for you this week prior to Halloween: A Freaky Friday author interview swap! Today I am happy to welcome fellow Women’s Fiction author Joanne Tailele to my blog…and simultaneously, she has me visiting over on her Writing Under Fire Blog today! Jessica: Hi Joanne! When did you first know you wanted […]

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Deleted Scene, Three – Adrian

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about connecting with readers, several have come forward to tell me how much they love Adrian but wished Louder Than Love had contained scenes from his point of view. I am happily able to report that there were a few takes from Adrian’s POV in the first draft that […]

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A Day in the Month in the Life

A day in the month in the life of a debut digital-first author: Wake up and check email for new Authorgraph requests. Giggle because it never gets old signing your name digitally, groan because it looks like your handwriting from second grade. Visit Amazon Author Central. Try to make sense of their algorithm and what […]

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Free Love!

Yep, I’m talking Free Love… Free LOUDER THAN LOVE, that is! Go check out HEAs Are Us and their great giveaway, going on now! The reviewers over there helped celebrate my debut release with a stellar review and Q&A, and now they are sharing their love of LOUDER THAN LOVE by giving away e-copies to […]

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Deleted Scene, Two – Adrian

It’s a lazy, rainy Saturday morning here at Blogging on the Brink – a perfect time to cuddle up with Adrian Graves, my hero in Louder Than Love. As promised, here is another deleted scene from Adrian’s POV.  It takes place after the ‘dinner with a side of epinephrine’ episode. As Kat ponders why her answering […]

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