Monday, December 31, 2007

Friends 18


Friends 18 is another 25 lives links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Publishers, and Booksellers who said they want to be your friend on Myspace. This brings the overall number of links to 725.
Click on the links below and add these friends today!
Want your link included? Add me as a friend on MySpace.
then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 18 introduces another writer from The Wild Rose
Press:
Clover Autrey

Upon Eagle's Light released into the wild October 12, 2007 from http://www.thewildrosepress.com/

When Hydeia's eagle chooses a mate for her, why does it have to be a male who wants nothing to do with Eaglekins?
Blurb:

Eagles mate for life.
When the proud gifted eagles of Gaspar choose a mate, the Eaglekins they are each true-bonded with automatically become mates as well.
Deemed her entire life as being unworthy of true-bonding with an eagle, Hydeia was as shocked as the Matrons that one of the strongest eagles chose her. And she isn’t about to fail in her first task and prove the Matrons right. The timing is terrible for Hydeia to gain a mate. Then again, the attraction flowing between her and the Eaglekin male through the connection of their eagles is hard to resist. But resist him she will for she has been charged with discovering why several Eaglekins and their eagles have gone missing and isn’t about to let anything—or anyone—slow her down.
Ammah can’t believe his own eagle has taken a mate and gotten him entangled with another cruel-hearted Eaglekin female. After an agonizing ordeal, he’d hardened his heart against the ways of his people long ago. Now he is faced with a stubborn woman who demands that he is her mate. Never again. But how can he walk away when the little fool is plunging headlong into danger? And worse, how will he resist the attraction compelling him to her?
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Friends 18 begins with New York Times Bestselling Author, Heather Graham
and Barbara Vey, who writes a blog for Publishers Weekly.

Liquid Hypnosis is a Winner!



Liquid Hypnosis has it all: romance, suspense, a haunting. Read the blurb and first scene at http://www.suspensebytina.com

Voting for your favorite nominated book begins January 1st. The polling site is http://www.longandshortreviews.com/poll.htm

Monday, December 17, 2007

Top Ten Reasons to Create A MySpace Page


MySpace is the newest rage in promoting fiction novels, so like many writers, I hired a relative to create my profile. As a result, I have discovered…

The Top Ten Reasons to Have a MySpace Page:
(Half-serious, half-not. You guess what is which, or which is what.)

10. Promotion! Promotion! Promotion! Download/upload a picture of your book instead of your smiling mug and leave it with every comment, message, and request to add friends. You want to get your name out there!

9. Networking is great! I have “met” some incredibly nice people who have offered to do cross-promotional work. I’ll blogroll you, you blogroll me. Kinda kinky.

8. Speaking of kinky, cute men will hit on you! Okay, they probably just want your money, but hey, no one else needs to know that. Brag about all the men who want to be your friend, then change your age to 90 on your profile and the con artists will fade away. (Not a guarantee, so use common sense)

7. Speaking of men, you can spy on your old boyfriends if they have a MySpace page. Create a fake account with a picture of a buxom blonde, then befriend your ex. You can see all of his photos, read who is leaving smutting comments, and then get mad and throw pillows. Okay. Maybe you shouldn’t do that, after all.

6. Bulletins are a great promotional tool! Stamps will soon be $2 each. Instead of mailing out your newsletter, you can send your latest news to all of your friends for free. Simply type a message on the bulletin board and click send. It automatically goes to all of your friends. Way cool!

5. Explore new technology. I’ve learned so much since I’ve started my blogs and playing on MySpace. Play with all of the links and doohickeys, see what they do, then call in a teenager to fix the mess you made.

4. Invites can be better than bulletins! Bulletins can be ignored. They go away, eventually. The message that you have an invite sticks around until you can’t stand it anymore and you have to go delete it. Invite all of your friends to your book signings. It doesn’t matter if you live in Fargo and they live in Hawaii, they will see your name and the name of your book. More name recognition! See how this works!

3. Multi-tasking takes on a new meaning! While you’re up watching movies on a Friday or Saturday night, forget the laundry. You can fold it Monday. Drop your whites onto the rocking chair, and then collect friends while you watch movies.

2. Forget stamps and coins, collect friends! I’ve seen people with tens of thousands of friends. The reader/writer with the most friends WINS! (Don’t forget to leave comments on profile pages. It’s all about promotion.)

And the number one reason to create a MySpace page is…

1. You can become friends with famous people! They’re all over MySpace. Or maybe nerdy guys in Fargo are pretending to be famous people. It doesn’t really matter. I’m telling everyone I’m friends with Will Smith and Dolly Parton and it’s no lie. I have proof on MySpace.


Now that you’ve created your profile page and you’re ready to add friends, where do you start? The Friends Lists below. I have 700 live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, and Publishers who want to be your friend. No lie! They told me so. Add them today!

Happy Holidays, friend.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friends 17 - 700 MySpace Links!


With Friends 17, there are now 700 Romance Writers, Readers, Reviewers, and Booksellers who want to be your friend on MySpace. Add them today!
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Want your link added? Add me www.myspace.com/suspensebytina and then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 17 introduces Linda Style. Linda writes for Harlequin Super Romance and is one of my wonderful chaptermates at the Desert Rose Chapter of RWA. You can find her newest release at a store near you.
GOING FOR BROKE, December 2007

The deck was stacked against him…
After taking the rap for a crime he didn’t commit, Jake Chandler swore he’d seen the last of his unforgiving Texas hometown. Until family business brings him back… face-to-face with his past in River Bluff. Face-to-face with Rachel Diamonte.
Rachel not only broke his heart, she was the lone witness whose so-called evidence fifteen years earlier had branded him a "barnburner". He’s never forgotten—or forgiven—the woman who betrayed him.
Except now the former homecoming queen is a single mother who needs help, and she has the nerve to ask him for a job. It could be Jake’s chance to make her pay for what she did…. So why does he find himself compelled to protect her and her little girl?
Texas Hold’emWhen it comes to love, the stakes are high.
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Friends 17 begins with Harlequin Intrigue author, Dana Marton


www.myspace.com/danamarton
www.myspace.com/sloanseymour
www.mySpace.com/inotauthor
www.myspace.com/kathleengail789
www.myspace.com/uponfurtherreview_books
www.myspace.com/loveunivers
www.myspace.com/alisavaldesrodriguez
www.myspace.com/lynnlafleur
www.myspace.com/author_cassandracurtis
www.myspace.com/minxmalone
www.myspace.com/weaversofwords
www.myspace.com/sanddanz
www.myspace.com/annie_will
www.myspace.com/authorsashawhite
www.myspace.com/booksinthespotlight
www.myspace.com/lisareneejones
www.myspace.com/thebrassspectacle
www.myspace.com/amyfushigiyugi
www.myspace.com/dianedaviswhite
www.myspace.com/obsidianvamp9
www.myspace.com/asharceneaux
www.myspace.com/authorbeckybarker
www.myspace.com/ajhardcourt
www.myspace.com/58223589
www.myspace.com/bekikernsadkins

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Contest Winner!


The winner of a $30 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble is Reader1287.

The next drawing for another gift certificate will be on January 13th. To enter the contest, all you have to do is join my Yahoo Newsletter Group Suspensebytina. Click on the Yahoo icon on the left side of the blog to join.

Good luck! Here's hoping you win next month.

Friends 16


With Friends 16 there are now 675 Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers and Booksellers who want to be your friend on MySpace. Add them today!
Want your link added? Add me as your friend at www.myspace.com/suspensebytina then message me, if I don't message you first.
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I would like to introduce a friend of mine,
Kim Watters.
She does the agent/editor interviews at
Her book, When Johnny Comes Home, is available at

Blurb: Audrey Roberts’s masquerade is about to end in disaster. For years, she’s written love letters to Johnny and signed them with her sister’s name. Now, the man she adores is
coming home to marry his pen pal and Audrey is left to face the consequences of her deception. Injured during D-Day, Johnny Davenport is shipped home. His only plan: to find the woman whose love letters kept him sane and hopeful throughout the destruction of war. Nothing will stop him from drawing out the beautiful, shy girl he left behind and making her his wife. But once the true writer is revealed, which sister will he claim?
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Friends 16 begins with fifteen Authors & Friends of the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Friends 15

With Friends 15 there are now 650 links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, and Booksellers who want to be your friend on MySpace. Add them today!

Want your link added to the lists? Make me your MySpace friend www.myspace.com/suspensebytina and then message me, if I don't message you first.

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One of my favorite writers is Jennifer Ashley. I love her pirate series! What you might not know about Jennifer is she has many penn names, one of which is Allyson James.
Jennifer is a member of my local RWA chapters. She is one of nicest woman you could ever meet. We were thrilled when she made the US Today list.
Spend these chilly holiday evenings reading the next story by this amazing woman.

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The Black Dragon by Allyson James Order from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

When Saba encounters an evil white dragon, she must use the Dragon's Tears to summon Malcolm, the Black Dragon who'd once enslaved her. Will she be able to resist him a second time? Berkley Sensation Nov. 2007 You can read a sample chapter by clicking on the link to Jennifer Ashely's website in my blogroll on the left side of my blog.

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Friends 15 begins with the review site Night Owl Romance. They have written wonderful reviews for my blog partner, Kim Watters. www.muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com

7 Days Left!



Only 7 days left until I name the lucky winner of a $30 Barnes and Noble gift certificate.

To be eligible to win, you must be a member of my Yahoo Newsletter Group. Click on the link on the left side of the blog to join.

Good luck!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friends 14



Friends 14 has twenty-five more Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, and Booksellers who want to be your friend on MySpace.

Don't forget to scroll down, and check the blog archives, for Friends Lists 1-13. They contain an additional 600 links.

Want your link included? Add me as your friend on Myspace,
www.myspace.com/suspensebytina then message me, if I don't message you first.

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Friends 14 introduces a talented writer
and wonderful person, Pamela Tracy
Pam is a member of both Desert Rose and Valley of the Sun Chapters of RWA, where she has volunteered countless hours of her time. I have learned a great deal from her speeches and appreciate all that she has done for her fellow writers.

Her book, THE PRICE OF REDEMPTION, a Harlequin Steeple Hill, Love Inspired Suspense
is a November release and available now.

Blurb:
Eric Santellis figures there might be worse things than finding a dead body in the shed of his grandfather’s cabin. Police officer Ruth Atkins is just leaving a funeral of a fellow officer when she gets the call she’s been praying for and dreading. A body has been discovered in the desert. Two years ago, her husband disappeared. A smear of blood dirtied the driver’s seat of his cop car. Two unlikely heroes unite against all odds to solve the crimes and maybe, just maybe, put more than Band-Aids on their broken hearts.

You can find THE PRICE OF REDEMPTION at a bookstore near you!
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Friends 14 begins with Liz Fielding of Harlequin Romance

www.myspace.com/lizfielding

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Friends 13 - There are now 600 MySpace links



With Friends 13, we now have the links of 600 Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Booksellers, and Publishers who want to be your friend on MySpace. They want you to add them today!



Want your link posted? Add me www.myspace.com/suspensebytina
and message me, if I don't message you first.



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Friends 13
introduces romance author,
Elaine Cantrell
I don't know about you, but just looking at her cover makes me feel patriotic and proud of our military personnel. Her story reminds us the power of love can overcome anything, including the wounds of war, not just those of soldiers, but those of our country as well.



Purple Heart:
Jenna West has no idea what she might have done to her new tenant Mike Hightower. He's surly and hateful every single time they meet, and he looks at her as though he despises her. He does despise her. She's from the Middle East, and people like her killed his friend Ramirez when the army sent them to Iraq. Will the power of love work its magic to soften Mike's bitter hatred, or will he ignore his growing attraction for his pretty landlady?

Purple Heart can be purchased at www.thewildrosepress.com

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Friends 13 begins with Tess MacKall


Monday, November 19, 2007

Triskelion News


Triskelion contracts were auctioned and award-winning,
Sci-Fi and Romance author, Vijaya Schartz
was there.

If you haven't heard the news, you can read all about it
on her Nov 15th blog.

As Vijaya says, "Hopefully the Triskelion saga is over..."
http://romancingscifi.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Friends 12



With Friends 12, there are now 575 links
to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers,
Booksellers, and Publishers who want to
be your friend on Myspace. I've reduced
the number of links in each Friends List from
50 to 25 so I can post more often and introduce
you to more writers.



Want your link included? Add me as your
friend at www.myspace.com/suspensebytina
and message me, if I don't message you first.



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Recently another writer took the time to pass along information I considered valuable.
I want to return this kindness by featuring her bookin this post.
If I had seen this cover earlier, I would have posted it sooner. Talk about a hunk!
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Gabriel's Horn, by Tess MacKall
is the first book in a series entitled Gabriel's Ride
Available December 1 at http://www.darkedenpress.com/
with subsequent releases every two months.

They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and Raquel is about to unleash hers. Marriedfor five years to the love of her life, her sex life is sorely lacking. With the magic gone, her husband takes a lover. Desperate to get the goods on him and break their pre-nuptial agreement, Raquel walks straight into a trap, encountering a man who makes her feel things she never believed possible. When you play the game of payback, be careful of the man you choose, especially if that man is Gabriel.

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Friends 12 begins with Jo Beverley





Monday, November 12, 2007

Contest Winner!


Congratulations to Amy Smith, the first winner of a $30 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.
The next two drawings will be held on
Dec. 9th and Jan. 13th.
For your chance to win, join my newsletter
group by clicking on the Yahoo icon on the left side of the blog. (Scroll down from the picture
of my book, Liquid Hypnosis to find the link.)
Also, don't miss the special promo opportunity
for writers on my newsletter group. Join to learn more.
Good luck in the next drawing!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friends 11



Friends 11 is dedicated to the Desert Dreams Conference, put on by The Desert Rose Chapter of RWA. Once again, co-chaired by Susan Lanier Graham and yours truly.

April 4-6, 2008
Crowne Plaza
San Marcos Golf Resort
Chandler, AZ
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Speakers include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carly Philips, Mary Jo Putney, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Cheyenne McCray, Jennifer Ashley, Lori Wilde, Brenda Novak, CJ Lyons, Jade Lee, and BrendaJoyce.
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Editor/Agents attending include Leah Hultenschmidt of Dorchester, Toni Plummer of St. Martin's, Joanna Raisanen of Harlequin, Rachel Vater of Lwenstein-Yost, Bob Mecoy of Creative Book Services, Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency, Jessica Faust of Bookends, Inc., and Michelle Grajkowski of Three Seas Literary Agency.
Editor/Agent Appointments
Free of Charge!
But Hurry!
Appointments are available only for those who register and pay before they fill up.
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Conference Contest
The first 60 people to enter the first 10 pages of their manuscript
will have it judged by an editor or agent!
Don't Miss This Opportunity!
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For more information go to http://www.desertroserwa.org/
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Friends 11 begins with The Romance Studio. These Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Booksellers, and Publishers want to be your friend on Myspace. Add them today!
Want your Myspace link included? Add me, www.myspace.com/suspensebytina. I'll send you an invite. If I don't, message me. Scroll down to add the other 500 links in Friends 1-10.


www.myspace.com/theromancestudio
www.myspace.com/lovewesternromances
www.myspace.com/bebe461
www.myspace.com/highlandpress
www.myspace.com/Leanneburroughs
www.myspace.com/bernadettesplace
www.myspace.com/meanwallace
www.myspace.com/kendraleighcastle
www.myspace.com/mrsplparker
www.myspace.com/41226412
www.myspace.com/marieharte
www.myspace.com/sloan_mcbride
www.myspace.com/ravynhart
www.myspace.com/amywolffsorter
www.myspace.com/aphroditesapples
www.myspace.com/lionsqueen
www.myspace.com/mimi_writer
www.myspace.com/lyndi_lamont
www.myspace.com/author_shannon_leigh
www.myspace.com/margaretlcarter
www.myspace.com/185513895
www.myspace.com/katrina_strauss
www.myspace.com/candacegold_candycaine
www.myspace.com/nancyhaddock
http://myspace.com/authoramberscott
http://myspace.com/amberdayne
www.myspace.com/melissamayhue
www.myspace.com/shelleymosley
www.myspace.com/cheryl_norman
www.myspace.com/catmuldoon
www.myspace.com/edensharpe
www.myspace.com/outerbankslilah
www.myspace.com/nikkileighauthor
www.myspace.com/proprietyisoverrated
www.myspace.com/suzanna_rosanna_danna
www.myspace.com/angelasteed
www.myspace.com/spicebriefs
www.myspace.com/cosmicfly
www.myspace.com/aklanier
www.myspace.com/elizabethlane123
www.myspace.com/paigecuccaro
www.myspace.com/lindabroday
www.myspace.com/karladawson
www.myspace.com/tillygreene
www.myspace.com/dfossen
www.myspace.com/oatmellow
www.myspace.com/bookeybooktrailers
www.myspace.com/cfrwa
www.myspace.com/mallorykane
www.myspace.com/allromanceebooks

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Haunted Hotels


Happy Halloween!
I promised I would tell you about
my ghostly experiences. First, I should
tell you I am a huge chicken.
When I was young I would make up scary
stories while washing my hair.
(Sign of a future suspense writer) I was
afraid to put my head under the faucet,
but did because I had to get the soap out.
When I left the bathroom, I ran down
the hall, then casually walked into the family
room like nothing was wrong.
I still can't believe no one ever caught
me. Not that I couldn't come up with a
good excuse.
Anyway, my fascination
with ghosts outweighed my fear.
(Sort of) Five years ago I joined the Valley
of the Sun Chapter of RWA and quickly
turned their writer's retreat into a haunted one.
Every October we stay at a haunted hotel.
The first two years we stayed in Prescott, AZ. Eighteen wild and crazy-
okay - mostly middle aged and bored women, invaded this
bed and breakfast armed with laptops and liquor. We laughed, brainstormed, shopped, and shared ghostly stories. I'm convinced some of those were made up-Not mine, of course.
Every year I take my secret weapon; my sister. She is ten years younger and a whole lot braver. Most of our ghostly experiences happen to her, so we can keep going year after year. When we stayed in Prescott, about 15 of us were talking in the haunted room and the closet door suddenly closed by itself. You would think we would have been afraid. Mostly we looked at each other, trying to figure out how that happened. While in my room, I felt something push off my bed, like a cat. I turned, expecting my sister to be standing there. Nope. She was in her bed on the other side of the room. I can handle a ghostly cat, so I did manage to get some sleep. At least thirty minutes.
The last two years we stayed at the Grand Hotel in Jerome. It was once a thriving mining town. Now it's Arizona's infamous ghost town. The Grand is reported to have a lot of paranormal activity. One of our writers woke up to an apparition of a man standing at the foot of her bed. Too bad it wasn't George Clooney.
Last year a ghost pushed down on my sister's head during her sleep. We think it was because a worker there died when the elevator landed on his head. Talk about a migraine! This year, a ghost played with my sister's hair. She moved to the couch, hoping it would leave her alone, but it didn't. I snored through the whole thing. My sister brought a tape recorder to capture ghostly voices and soon realized that was pointless. The ghost would have to scream and basically throw a tantrum to be heard over my snoring.
My most fascinating ghostly moment happened to someone else. (Couldn't have planned it better.) Young teen aged boys were hanging around taking pictures with their cell phones. In one of the pictures, a ghost was standing next to one of the boys. At first, I thought I was seeing a man standing next to the boy. I did a double take when I realized I could see through the man. I walked around with my cell phone for hours, but couldn't capture any ghosts.
I spoke to a young lady who worked at the hotel restaurant. (She knows my daughter) She said she saw an apparition of a woman several times, and the ghosts constantly locked her in the dry storage room. She worked there a lot longer than I would have.
At the end of the weekend we all agreed it was another successful trip and we booked our rooms for next October. I'm ready. I have my camera, my nose strips and my younger sister.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Friends 10 - 500 Friends


Friends 10 is dedicated
to Halloween.
I love watching
ghostly movies
and staying
at haunted hotels.
I'll post my latest
adventure on
Halloween night.
Need a quick, easy spooky recipe?
Check my group blog at
Also, Kim Watters posted her third BEBO list for
those of you collecting friends there.
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With Friends 10, there are now 500 Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, and Booksellers linked to Myspace. They agreed to be added to the lists because they want to be your "friend."
Want to be added, leave a comment or add me as your friend on Myspace and I'll send you a message. www.myspace.com/suspensebytina
Friends 10 begins with Lisa Plumley and a reader/reviewer, who has offered to edit or read your manuscript for free. What a huge heart!!


www.myspace.com/lisaplumley
www.myspace.com/wolfhealers (Will edit or Beta read for free)
www.myspace.com/candacegold_candycaine
www.myspace.com/caranorthwriter
www.myspace.com/romancewriters
www.myspace.com/resplendencepublishing
www.myspace.com/jaeknight
www.myspace.com/angelomilonne
www.myspace.com/ashlynchase
www.myspace.com/mojocastle
www.myspace.com/leighwyndfield
www.myspace.com/authorcatjohnson
www.myspace.com/kitdaniels
www.myspace.com/gisellecarmichael
www.myspace.com/bluesw
www.myspace.com/deelloyd
www.myspace.com/_dawn_montgomery
www.myspace.com/salsarose
www.myspace.com/melissaschroeder
www.myspace.com/isyjordan
www.myspace.com/leelee_rod
www.myspace.com/emilybryanromance
www.myspace.com/dianagroe
www.myspace.com/laurellkhamilton
www.myspace.com/robinbayne
www.myspace.com/seanharrisbooks
www.myspace.com/terrakent
www.myspace.com/heatherhiestand
www.myspace.com/rwasouthernmagic
www.myspace.com/kuraimegami
www.myspace.com/bluegrassromancereviews
www.myspace.com/authormargaret
www.myspace.com/sharacooperauthor
www.myspace.com/conradsucatre
www.myspace.com/maryeason
www.myspace.com/authorannraven
www.myspace.com/hhauthors
www.myspace.com/creativ1books
www.myspace.com/runningwithquills
www.myspace.com/margueritearotin
www.myspace.com/elladonna
www.myspace.com/rtconvention
www.myspace.com/leilagarced
www.myspace.com/huntressreviews
www.myspace.com/lizajamesauthor
www.myspace.com/juliajustiss
www.myspace.com/angelaguillaume
www.myspace.com/shelbyreedauthor
www.myspace.com/changelingpress
www.myspace.com/emmaraygarrett

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Three Chances to Win!!


Want to be contacted whenever I post another Friends List? Can't wait to read another episode of The Neurotic Writer
Dying to hear when you can order a print copy of Liquid Hypnosis?
Join my Yahoo Newsletter Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Suspensebytina
Or click on the Yahoo link on the left side of the blog.
I promise all newsletter announcements will be short and to the point. I'm busy working on Desperate Homeowners. You can read the first scene at my website http://www.suspensebytina.com/ under the Books link.
All members of my Yahoo Newsletter Group will automatically be included in drawings for a $30 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble, which can be used in the store or online. Drawings will be held on Nov. 11, Dec. 9, and Jan. 13. You can win more than once! Good luck.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Friends 9


With Friends 9, we now have 450 Myspace links posted. These romance readers, writers, reviewers and booksellers want to be your "friend"on Myspace. Add them today.


If you would like your Myspace link added, please leave a comment below, OR add me as a friend www.myspace.com/suspensebytina and I'll contact you. Already my friend? Send me a message. You don't have to do anything other than say you'd like to be added to the lists.


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Friends 9 introduces you to The Essence of Romance.

"The Essence of Romance is an online comprehensive searchable database of Romance titles released since the early 1900’s. Considered 'The Bible of the Romance Industry' for over a decade, the Essence of Romance lists Authors, Websites, Titles, Series, Anthologies, Genres, Publishers, Release Dates, Cover Images, Blurbs and more, and is used by libraries, bookstores and readers worldwide. Members have the ability to create an unlimited amount of personal booklists to keep track of their favorite authors and books, which can be printed to use on shopping excursions. Membership rates are $5.00 per month or $50.00 per year, and we offer a 10-day free trial and various referral packages where you can continue to receive membership for free or at a discounted price! To try a free trial and have full access to hundreds of thousands of Romance titles, please visit www.eordb.com. Feel free to email us at info@eordb.com with any questions, and please drop by and say hi at www.myspace.com/essenceofromance We welcome your comments and suggestions and look forward to hearing from you. If you are a Romance Author, please contact us to make sure you are listed in the Essence of Romance."

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Friends 9 begins with author, Ann Jacobs.


www.myspace.com/authorannjacobs
www.myspace.com/dargentvampires
www.myspace.com/annjacobs_hotw
www.myspace.com/145441790
www.myspace.com/karenharbaugh
www.myspace.com/carolanivey
www.myspace.com/authorlindawarren
www.myspace.com/isabokelly
www.myspace.com/ericadequaya
www.myspace.com/brennalyons
www.myspace.com/shawnrshearer
www.myspace.com/jeandrew
www.myspace.com/keenakincaid
www.myspace.com/carolineaubrey
www.myspace.com/bluphier_authors
www.myspace.com/nancywarrenbooks
www.myspace.com/cafeflow
www.myspace.com/nancyhaddock
www.myspace.com/actresswriter
www.myspace.com/mom_to_14
www.myspace.com/samanthakaneauthor
www.myspace.com/rachelcaine
www.myspace.com/christinecolumbus
www.myspace.com/yvette_publish
www.myspace.com/sara_saint_john
www.myspace.com/nataliercollins
www.myspace.com/rose_marie_wolf
www.myspace.com/darkedenpress
www.myspace.com/odebsimplysaid
www.myspace.com/madelynalt
www.myspace.com/niquibri
www.myspace.com/mslovelieladie
www.myspace.com/rebeccabenston
www.myspace.com/janetdurbin YA
www.myspace.com/rickrreed
www.myspace.com/mandyroth
www.myspace.com/authorlindawarren
www.myspace.com/sharasezone
www.myspace.com/borderswestsuburbschi
www.myspace.com/kalaynanicoleprice
www.myspace.com/mrsplparker
www.myspace.com/annethomasromance
www.myspace.com/authorjamiehill
www.myspace.com/victoriablisse
www.myspace.com/heatherhiestand
www.myspace.com/kerrywrites
www.myspace.com/faithhunterenclave
www.myspace.com/kitdaniels
www.myspace.com/bluesw
www.myspace.com/gisellecarmichael





Sunday, October 14, 2007

Fantastic Review for Liquid Hypnosis



5 Book Review from The Long and The Short of It


Sunflower says, “Liquid Hypnosis serves up a powerful brew of suspense, blazing sensuality, and the paranormal…”

“The twists and turns are constant; the reader is delightfully thrown off-balance again and again. Each new twist is imaginative and serves to further the plot. LaVon’s characters, too, are revealed in bits and pieces – nothing feels forced or out of place. And they are characters that we care about deeply – LaVon has a true gift for writing sympathetically and insightfully. Even her villains are compelling and three-dimensional, a quality that I often find lacking in suspense novels.”

“This book will be offered in print in March, and I, for one, would be the first in line to buy a copy…”


What does Sunflower have to say about the sexual tension between the hero and heroine? Read the full review at http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Friends 8

With Friends 8 posted, there are now
400 romance readers, writers,
reviewers and booksellers linked on
this site. They want to be your "friend"
on Myspace.

If you would like your Myspace link added,
please leave a comment below, OR email me at
suspensebytina @ aol.com (no spaces) and send me your Myspace URL (listed on your
profile page), OR if you add me as a friend, I'll send you a message asking if you want to
be added. www.myspace.com/suspensebytina

Also, if you would like to be contacted whenever I post another Friends list, you can join my Yahoo newsletter group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Suspensebytina
I promise all announcements will be short and to the point. All members of the group will automatically be included in a December 1st drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

This week I want to introduce you to Page One, another resource available for writers who want to promote their books.

"PAGEONELIT.COM is ranked #4 out of over 16 million Google searches for author interviews and #1 Google search for literary newsletters - Very HUGE considering this is the world we are talking about. Site gets a mill hits a day - That's serious traffic. PageoneLit.com , (a Writer's Digest, USA Today & Chicago Tribune featured literary site), is offering authors a place to sell their books online -- Only a few spots remain. www.PageOneLit.com and AuthorsPressReleases.com

Interview Offer: For only $250 -- You get: -- A full personal interview page at Pageonelit.com PageoneLit.com and AuthorsPressReleases.com with your photo, bio, book summary, short book review, etc...This is a one time fee for long range promotional goals. Note: Your interview page will stay up forever. Note: Your interview page will stay up forever. This is your interview page to market your book as you like."



Friends 8 starts with Avon Romances and Susan Kearney:

www.myspace.com/avonromance
www.myspace.com/authorsusankearney
www.myspace.com/essenceofromance
www.myspace.com/jennaleighspace
http://www.myspace.com/marissaalwin
http://www.myspace.com/melanylogen
http://www.myspace.com/netherworldseries
http://groups.myspace.com/bookwormsden
www.myspace.com/authorkarenkelley
www.myspace.com/cgshowbiz
http://www.myspace.com/melanieatkins
www.myspace.com/tabithashay
www.myspace.com/strawberryitgirl
www.myspace.com/jordanawinters
www.myspace.com/raleighkincaid
www.myspace.com/pgforte
www.myspace.com/timeguardians
www.myspace.com/_sandrakay
www.myspace.com/pamelayakel
www.myspace.com/carolaspradling
www.myspace.com/caracarnes
www.myspace.com/melissajoneslawson
www.myspace.com/susancrandall
www.myspace.com/princesascha
www.myspace.com/29495959
www.myspace.com/angelsteed
www.myspace.com/okwriter
www.myspace.com/readlynarmstrong
www.myspace.com/leannesmithauthor
www.myspace.com/inkyblueallusions
http://www.myspace.com/blacksupernova
www.myspace.com/basemdarwish
www.myspace.com/lindalaroqueauthor
www.myspace.com/heather_beck
www.myspace.com/harpercollinspublishers
www.myspace.com/susankdroney
www.myspace.com/chicklitrevealed
www.myspace.com/rebeccagoings
www.myspace.com/kamlady
www.myspace.com/katehillromance
www.myspace.com/sherribrowningerwin
www.myspace.com/mizging
www.myspace.com/virhenley
www.myspace.com/romancewithhart
www.myspace.com/biancadarc
www.myspace.com/victoria_archer_novelist
www.myspace.com/tarawest_writer (YA audience only)
www.myspace.com/isabelsharpe
www.myspace.com/pamchampagne
www.myspace.com/jamiedenton1

Monday, October 8, 2007

THE NEUROTIC WRITER


Don't miss my first episode of
THE NEUROTIC WRITER
Also, Kim Watters has posted BEBO
links for those of you looking for BEBO friends.
If you want your link added, you can leave a comment for her at the bottom
of her list.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Friends 7

With Friends 7, we now have 350 romance readers, writers, reviewers,
and booksellers who want to be your friend on Myspace.


Don't have time to add friends? Can't figure out how to create a Myspace
profile? ScrapFairy Designs is the place for you.

ScrapFairy Designs offers author focused MySpace designs showcasing you as an author and your books. They also have promotional packages where they send out messages, invitations or comments on your new releases. They offer custom "Thanks for the Add" graphics which can feature your new release or several of your books.

Email them at info@scrapfairydesigns.com for a complete list of services and/or check out their profile at www.myspace.com/scrapfairydesigns


Friends 7 begins with Harlequin/Silhouette writers.

www.myspace.com/joanne_rock
www.myspace.com/catherinemann
www.myspace.com/tracymontoya
www.myspace.com/tambrakendall
www.myspace.com/lkosakcamp
www.myspace.com/barriesummy
www.myspac/204932723e.com
www.myspace.com/erotic_anthology
www.myspace.com/candacemorehouse
www.myspace.com/gerrirussell
www.myspace.com/thejahejnlegacy
www.myspace.com/srn_author_network
www.myspace.com/sarathacker
www.myspace.com/ellarace
www.myspace.com/whiskeycreekpress
www.myspace.com/skyler_grey
www.myspace.com/jackiekessler
www.myspace.com/brokenheartvamps
www.myspace.com/jayelledrewry
www.myspace.com/denysebridger
www.myspace.com/tracycooperposey
www.myspace.com/windlegends
www.myspace.com/bajandahlia
www.myspace.com/skullybuzz
www.myspace.com/edwardhancockii
www.myspace.com/adriannadane
www.myspace.com/colleenthompsonbooks
www.myspace.com/rowena_aliendjinnromances
www.myspace.com/insufficientmm
http://www.myspace.com/authormelissalopez
http://www.myspace.com/netherworldseries
www.myspace.com/EvanneLorraine
www.myspace.com/successfulwriter
http://www.myspace.com/kuraimegami
www.myspace.com/teatrelawny
www.myspace.com/mj_spickett
www.myspace.com/alifelessconvenient
www.myspace.com/dorothymcfalls
www.myspace.com/glamorousbooks
www.myspace.com/dessie06
www.myspace.com/thepricelessgift
www.myspace.com/oserix
www.myspace.com/authormelissalopez
www.myspace.com/runemima
www.myspace.com/maichristythao
www.myspace.com/centxdarkromance
http://www.myspace.com/rowanwest
http://www.myspace.com/melanylogen
www.myspace.com/phyllismariecampbell
www.myspace.com/sarareinke

Top Ten Reasons to Live in Arizona

Just for Laughs. The Top Ten Reasons to Live in Arizona:

10. If you stand on your tiptoes, you can touch the sun.

9. Wildlife frolics around you; bunnies run through your yard, baby quail follow their mother through the golf course, and coyotes follow your cat everywhere it goes.

8. Arizonians love to inner tube down flash floods. Do a headcount ahead of time, so you’ll know who to report missing.

7. Arizona is the new Hollywood. That car free falling from the freeway ramp is being driven by a stuntman or Lindsey Lohan.

6. Arizona is so close to Vegas and Mexico; you can sing with Wayne Newton, gamble with a transvestite hooker named Brandy Twotits and wake up in Nogales between a mule and a bottle of Jose Cuervo.

5. When you discover your wallet is missing and you sneak back across the border, you can meet our infamous sheriff, Joe Arpaio. He might toss you in tent city, dress you in pretty pink underwear, and feed you green baloney. If you’re sitting next to a well-known boxer who has bitten off an ear or two, confess to anything and get yourself moved to death row. (You should have never gone to Vegas.)

4. Phoenicians will be able to float in their pools and watch the alien invasion. (Not the one at the border, the other one.) The Air Force never explained away those lights hovering over the city to my satisfaction. Do aliens have a Myspace page?

3. The red rocks of Sedona are inspiring. I hear you can stand in one of the vortexes and the spirits will speak to you. Of course, spending too much time with liquid spirits will make you see vortexes and rocks will speak to you.

2. Every year, Glendale has the Chocolate Affair. We dip everything in chocolate and watch you eat it. The city invited Fabio for 2008. If he comes, we’ll dip him in chocolate and…

The Number One Reason to Live in Arizona is…

1. You can now walk out over the Grand Canyon without a parachute. A glass “horseshoe” juts out over the canyon so you can walk out and look down. Don’t worry about erosion or earthquakes: this overpriced fair ride cost millions of dollars, so it has to be safe. I wonder if they sell gift certificates. My old boyfriend needs a vacation.


(PERMISSION TO COPY GRANTED IF CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE AUTHOR.)

Friends 6


Friends 6 is dedicated to Tessa Rae, who invited me to park on her
Myspace page and contact her friends. Thank you for your
generous offer. Santa has something big in his stocking for you.
To find out more about her naughty Santa book, go to
We now have 300 romance readers, writers, reviewers and
booksellers on the Friends Lists. They want to be your friend on
Myspace.
If you would like your link added, please leave a comment below.
I will not add a link unless I have been given permission to do so.
Friends 6 starts with a book reviewer:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Friends 5


We now have 250 romance readers, writers, and booksellers
included on the Friends Lists. They want to be your "friend" on
Myspace.


If you would like your link added, please leave a comment below. I will not add a link unless I have been given
permission to do so.


A huge "Thank you" goes to Sylvia Rochester for allowing me to contact her Myspace friends to help build this list. Please visit her site and see her award-winning trailer. www.myspace.com/sylviarochester


Sweet Smell of Death
Golden Wings Award and a Wings Best Seller Direct order link at http://www.sylviarochester.com/



Friends 5 starts with Kelley St. John and Judi McCoy.

www.myspace.com/kelleystjohn
www.myspace.com/judimccoy
www.myspace.com/barbarapierce
www.myspace.com/triciaannwoods
www.myspace.com/angelafholloway
www.myspace.com/farrahrochon
www.myspace.com/devonwritesromance
www.myspace.com/sunsignsforwriters
www.myspace.com/tessawrites
www.myspace.com/strandbookstore
www.myspace.com/janninecortipetskabooks
www.myspace.com/pamelayakel
www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith
www.myspace.com/author_kellywallace
www.myspace.com/vromansbookstore
www.myspace.com/tessawrites
www.myspace.com/heathergar
www.myspace.com/victoriaauthor
www.myspace.com/lovelettermagazin
www.myspace.com/toniblake
www.myspace.com/sandra1c
www.myspace.com/elenabowmanauthor
www.myspace.com/star_crossedromance
www.myspace.com/lindaopdyke
www.myspace.com/authorelizabethscott
www.myspace.com/cindyprocterking
www.myspace.com/franshaff
www.myspace.com/catherinestang
www.myspace.com/cynthialeitichsmith
www.myspace.com/annetteblair
www.myspace.com/bayshorebooks
www.myspace.com/cherrigalbiati Corrected spelling
www.myspace.com/carolyngregg
www.myspace.com/ritakarnoff
www.myspace.com/annmariebradleyauthor
www.myspace.com/annadynowski
www.myspace.com/trishafitzgerald
www.myspace.com/sdgrady_author
www.myspace.com/pamelaroller
www.myspace.com/marienicoleryan
www.myspace.com/christinedabo
www.myspace.com/triciajonesbooks
www.myspace.com/cjlyonswriter
www.myspace.com/longandshortreviews
www.myspace.com/joannewalpolewriter
www.myspace.com/kittymckenzie
www.myspace.com/egparsons
www.myspace.com/zoessavjoefanpage
www.myspace.com/EveSavage
www.myspace.com/tuesdaymorrigan
www.myspace.com/kristiahlers
www.myspace.com/amyknupp
www.myspace.com/teresaromancewriter
www.myspace.com/ferrarotina
www.myspace.com/carolyngregg
www.myspace.com/texasarf
www.myspace.com/paulaquinn
www.myspace.com/marienicoleryan
www.myspace.com/eroticinkpublishing
www.myspace.com/kimberlyloganauthor
www.myspace.com/margomaguire
www.myspace.com/catherinechernow
www.myspace.com/ellenmeister
www.myspace.com/romancewriteriam
www.myspace.com/saskiawalkerauthor


Want to be added? Please leave a comment below.
Tina

Sunday, September 16, 2007

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