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.
Friends 18 introduces another writer from The Wild Rose
Clover Autrey

Upon Eagle's Light released into the wild October 12, 2007 from

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

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?
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

Voting for your favorite nominated book begins January 1st. The polling site is

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!
Want your link added? Add me and then message me if I don't message you first.
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.
Friends 17 begins with Harlequin Intrigue author, Dana Marton

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 then message me, if I don't message you first.
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?
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 and then message me, if I don't message you first.


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.


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.

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

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!