Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friends 34 - 1,175 Myspace Links


Friends 34 brings another 25 live links to Readers,Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. (Scroll down for the live links.)


They want to be your friend so add them today!


The number of live links on this blog has reached 1175. Each
and every MySpace member of the writing community has agreed to be on this blog to help you find them on MySpace.
Begin with Friends 1 in the archives and work your way throughall 34 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a Myspace profile page. click on ADD or Friend, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

Want your MySpace link listed?
Add me as your friend http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina
then message me if I don't message you first.
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With each Friends List I like to introduce an author you may not be
familiar with.
Vijaya Schartz, a fellow member of the Valley of the Sun chapter of RWA, has
written a Christmas story worth taking the time to enjoy.
A DESPERADO FOR CHRISTMAS
by Vijaya Schartz
November 10, 2008 from Sapphire Blue Publishing
E-BOOK ISBN 978-1934657-09-3
Rookie Border Patrol Agent Kaitlin Harrington hates Christmas and all men, since her lover jilted her and she lost her unborn child on Christmas Eve. This year, as she guards the Mexican border in southern Arizona, she encounters more than she can handle. No amount of training prepared Kaitlin to arrest the gorgeous desperado who challenges her. His name is Miguel, a human smuggler fascinated by the green eyes of the feisty auburn-haired beauty bent on impeding his important work. But Miguel is a man of many secrets.On this dangerous adventure through the Arizona desert, anything can and will happen.
More at http://www.vijayaschartz.com/
Get the ebook at: http://www.sapphirebluepublishing.com/
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Friends 34 begins with readers.

Readers of urban fiction, romance, suspense and supernatural fiction
www.myspace.com/freeyourmindbookclub
This club also does book reviews

Reader of all genres
www.myspace.com/monilg86

Reader of thrillers, detective stories, and biographies
www.myspace.com/2hbdetrolllandt

Reader of Sci-Fi/Fantasy
www.myspace.com/deathsladyk

Reader of romance and mysteries
www.myspace.com/blossybabes
www.myspace.com/monamurphy

Readers of paranormal and historical, etc.
www.myspace.com/sheleen1970
www.myspace.com/yodasmydog

Thriller Writer, as well as Historical Romance
www.myspace.com/eyesofmichael

Author/Editor/Agent
www.myspace.com/422309737

Bookseller
www.myspace.com/entrywaypublish

Poetry Writer
www.myspace.com/editorsheperd

Need Book Trailers?
www.myspace.com/jennsbooktrailers

Suspense/Thriller/Mystery/Crime writers
www.myspace.com/jeffreymartinjr
www.myspace.com/patbertram

Writer of Romantic Suspense, Mysteries, and Suspense
www.myspace.com/klara01

Fantasy Writer
www.myspace.com/joshuapalmatier

Paranormal Romance Writer
www.myspace.com/otherworldlyromance
www.myspace.com/dawnmcclureauthor
www.myspace.com/snandmbefan (Contemporary also)

Historical Romance Writer and Reviewer
www.myspace.com/scorpkitten_jen_1121

Romance Writer
www.myspace.com/novelistdestinyrae
www.myspace.com/tarasnichols (+erotica)

Spiritual Writer
www.myspace.com/cjbarrimond

Writer of Children’s Stories and a Christmas Story
www.myspace.com/ginny0828








Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Win a Free Copy Of Liquid Hypnosis!


Congratulations to Max in Georgia, who won my newsletter
contest!
The next opportunity to win a free copy of
Liquid Hypnosis is this week at http://candyready.com/
Candy is posting my interview and exerpts on her site. By leaving comments, you are eligible for the Friday drawing. She'll pick one lucky winner who will receive a free copy of the book.
I hope you will take a moment to drop by and say, hi!
I'll also answer your questions. Want to know about writing? Arizona?
RWA? Critique Groups? Book Signings? This is your chance to ask.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blog Award




I was surprised and honored that Hywela Lyn
chose to recognize my blog. She received this
award and then passed it forward.

It is now my turn to pass the award on. I chose seven
bloggers I feel deserve the honor, not only based on
their work, but on the valuable information
they pass on to others in our writing community.

I hope you will visit their sites, which are linked in my
Blogroll on the left side of this site.


Kathryne Kennedy
Tia Dani
Cathy McDavid
Eden Robins
Vijaya Schartz
The Butterscotch Martini Girls
and
Jennifer Ashley/Allyson James/Ashley Gardner

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friends 33 - 1,150 Live Myspace Links



We have reached 1,150 Live Links!


New to my blog? Each list posted, Friends 1 through 32, contains live links to Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Publishers, Librarians, and Booksellers on MySpace.

Simply click on a link and it will take you to that person's MySpace profile. Click on Add, then come back for the the next link. I have personally contacted every person who has a link on this blog. They want to be your friend on MySpace, so collect them all!


I like to begin each list with an introduction to a writer you may not be familar with.

Friends 33 introduces Leanna Renee Hieber and her book, DARK NEST,

a futuristic fantasy with a psychic punch.

Published by Crescent Moon Press

Blurb:
Chief Counsel Ariadne Corinth has just found out her long-time lover, the powerfully gifted Chief Counsel Kristov Haydn, has died. Newly evolved psychically gifted humans have been sent by the Homeworld on a space mission aboard two distinct “Nests”. Relationships between the Light Nest and the Dark Nest have faltered and Ariadne is sure there’s something insidious behind it. In a matter of hours, Ariadne must find out what really happened to Kristov, unite her people to discover vast new powers the Homeworld denied them, or else submit to genocide.

You can purchase her ebook directly at Crescent Moon Press: http://www.crescentmoonpress.com/books/DarkNest.html
Print copies are available at Barnes& Noble.com or can be ordered at your local Barnes & Noble for in-store pick up.


Friends 33 begins with Lovers of Paranormal, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, and Historical Books
www.myspace.com/paranormal_book_lover

Reader
www.myspace.com/lilkimmiej

Suspense Writer
www.myspace.com/ericaspindler

Creative Designs Book Covers and Trailers
www.myspace.com/prosourceflooring

Horror Writer
www.myspace.com/talesofthehookman
www.myspace.com/joelasutherland

Romance Writers for Ages 18+
www.myspace.com/tivawallon (Plus Horror Writer)
www.myspace.com/candyready

Christian Romance
www.myspace.com/audreychadwick

Time Travel and Historical Romance Author
www.myspace.com/deannajewel

Romance Writers
www.myspace.com/juliekenner
www.myspace.com/littleoljeanette
www.myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomxgrumpyx
www.myspace.com/christlegray
www.myspace.com/theresastillwagon (Contemporary)
www.myspace.com/missmaeauthor (Suspense)
www.myspace.com/jeannieruesch (Historical)
www.myspace.com/mstmc

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
www.myspace.com/jkcoi

Personal Essays and Romantic Suspense
www.myspace.com/authordig

Paranormal/Suspense/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Romance
www.myspace.com/vijayaschartz

Mainstream Romance: African-American
www.myspace.com/kenibird

Dark Paranormal Romance
www.myspace.com/drkness_within

Poetry and Personal Growth Articles
www.myspace.com/angelshadow7

New Magazine – Check to see if they are still accepting submissions
www.myspace.com/shadowsandlightmagazine

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Friends 32 - 1100 Myspace Links



Welcome to my blog. This site was established to assist writers, readers, reviewers, publishers, and booksellers in finding each other on Myspace. All 1100 links take you to a profile page on Myspace. Once there, click on Add or Friend. They agreed to be on this blog to find you!

Friends Lists 1-31 are mostly members of the romance community. I recently opened the lists up to writers and readers of all genres.

Don't forget to add me. www.myspace.com/suspensebytina

If you would like your link added, friend me, then message me if I don't message you first.


The other purpose of this blog is to introduce you to writers you might not have read before.
Friends 32 is proud to announce that Renee Knowles
of The Wild Rose Press
has released her book,
Courting Trouble
Lord Anthony Darby is determined to marry a wife with an exemplary reputation. Then he sees his childhood companion, gorgeous, scandalous, Lily Kennyon again. And all he wants is her in his bed. He decides to avoid her. Until her father makes him an irresistible offer: he'll sponsor Anthony's entry into an exclusive club, if Anthony will accompany his outcast daughter to society events. Can Anthony resist Lily's sensual lure? Or will his hunger make him lose control?

Lily has always rued her impulsive nature. Never more than when her defiance led to an accident, which paralyzed her sister. Afterward, she decided if her sister would never marry, neither would she. Yet she wants to experience lovemaking. So, when Anthony courts her, she devises a plan to seduce him. But she fears she's falling in love. Then she discovers Anthony's attentions were all part of a pact with her father…

Check Renee's website for more information.

Renee Knowles
Sensual, Sassy and Slightly Sinful
Going Topless--"A must read."--Euro-Reviews Out Now! Siren
Guilty Pleasures--Summer 08 Siren
Courting Trouble--Regency Historical--July 23rd! Wild Rose Press
http://www.reneeknowles.com/
Friends 32 begins with Crime Writer, Ed Lynskey.
Don't forget to go back to the archives and begin with Friends List 1 to add the other 1050 links.



Crime Writer
www.myspace.com/edlynskey

Thriller Writer
www.myspace.com/kitkazo

Suspense Writer
www.myspace.com/mikeangley

Fiction Writer
www.myspace.com/thomassaintmcreynolds


Romance Writers and Readers
www.myspace.com/kristualla
www.myspace.com/cherannlee
www.myspace.com/trinknight
www.myspace.com/cr_moss
www.myspace.com/authortiffanyjames
www.myspace.com/aliltrig
www.myspace.com/jestine_darnell
www.myspace.com/authorstephanieadkins
www.myspace.com/spiffysummer
www.myspace.com/wayoutsortie
www.myspace.com/jldillard1
www.myspace.com/arrc09
www.myspace.com/kpatra
www.myspace.com/nikkiswritings
www.myspace.com/tinkerbellanikki
www.myspace.com/loreleijames
www.myspace.com/secondvirginbirth
www.myspace.com/michellelaurenbooks
www.myspace.com/authordanalyons

Paranormal Romance
www.myspace.com/leighsavage



www.myspace.com/youthful_andy - promotes artists
of all types on his site.






Sunday, August 10, 2008

Friends 31 - 1050 MySpace Links

Friends 31 brings another 25 live links to Romance Readers,
Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers
on MySpace. (Scroll down for the live links.)



They want to be your friend

so add them today!

The number of live links on this blog has reached 1050. Each and every MySpace member of the romance community has agreed
to be on this blog to help you find them on MySpace.

Begin with Friends 1 in the archives and work your way through
all 31 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a Myspace profile page. click on ADD or Friend, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a
MySpace account to do this.)



Want your MySpace link listed?
then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 31 introduces Wild Rose Author Kathleen Grieve and her Spicy book,
The Doctor's Deception
ISBN:1-60154-287-9


Blurb:
Heart Surgeon Stone Lassiter has successfully transplanted beating hearts. It's his own that is causing him the most agony. With a death bed promise to his fiancée, he's driven to open a transplant center in her hometown, and arrives at Deerborne County General Hospital . Single minded in his focus, he inadvertently alienates the nursing staff he needs to make his dream a success. He sets his stethoscope on intensive care nurse, Faith Daniels, to improve his image. Nurse of the Year, Faith Daniels has passed every nursing exam, but when faced with the task of the MCAT, she has severe test anxiety. Burned by her ex-husband, who used her while she put him through law school, she has become focused on passing that darn exam, and achieving her own dream to become a doctor in her own right. Will the white lie Stone tells Faith jeopardize the love they find?


This book is available at
http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnRoZXdpbGRyb3NlcHJlc3MuY29t

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Friends 31 begins with Silhouette Suspense Writer Jill Sorenson

www.myspace.com/jillsorenson
www.myspace.com/historicals Harlequin Historicals
www.myspace.com/silhouettebooks
www.myspace.com/silhouettenocturne
www.myspace.com/marieclaudebourque
www.myspace.com/annemarienovark
www.myspace.com/angellesa
www.myspace.com/alynnparr
www.myspace.com/denise_carrington
www.myspace.com/marimcshane
www.myspace.com/reneeknowles
www.myspace.com/nights_salvation
www.myspace.com/realpageturners
www.myspace.com/romancewritersunited
www.myspace.com/evepaludan
www.myspace.com/tapestrywings
www.myspace.com/inthislan
www.myspace.com/crystalrainlove
www.myspace.com/gentlestorm2u
www.myspace.com/lisampietsch
www.myspace.com/stephanierayne
www.myspace.com/kissastarling
www.myspace.com/392896589
www.myspace.com/blell
www.myspace.com/michellebaronesmusic
www.myspace.com/nanoberry

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Contest!!



We have a winner!!

Sahn65 won an autographed copy of Liquid Hypnosis and a $25 gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or The Wild Rose Press.

Let's do this again. Same prize, different deadline. I love the holidays so the next drawing will be November 9th, just after Halloween and right before Thanksgiving.

To enter the contest, you need only be a member of my online newsletter group. Click on the Yahoo symbol on the left side of the blog. (Scroll down if you don't see it.) As a member of my newsletter group, you will receive short notices on any posts I've added to my blogs and any news regarding my books.

Good luck!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Friends 30 - 1025 MySpace Friends are Waiting for YOU!



We have reached 1,025 Live Links!

New to my blog? Each list posted, Friends 1 through 30, contains live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Publishers, Librarians, and Booksellers on MySpace. Simply click on a link and it will take you to that person's MySpace profile. Click on Add, then come back for the the next link. I have personally contacted every person who has a link on this blog. They want to be your friend on MySpace, so collect them all!

I like to begin each list with an introduction to a writer you may not be familar with. Friends 30 introduces

CJ West and his book, Sin and Vengeance

optioned for a feature film by LR Productions.

The screenplay is expected to be complete in Fall 2008.

CJ's book is not a romance, but I was so intrigued by the plot, the idea it may become a movie, and the fact his publisher has a high dollar contest linked to the book, I decided to include it on the blog. Read on.

Blurb:

When his knee shatters on the playing field, Charlie Marston is plunged into turmoil. His perspective suddenly shifts from sports superstar to regular (albeit wealthy) winemaker. He enters the world of work by way of the family winemaking business. The closeness of day to day operations with his parents illuminates qualities in them that he had consciously denied until now. Soon his youthful passion seeks a new outlet to replace the football career he's lost and he finds a new friend named Randy Black. Randy is part stunt-pilot, part Casanova, and part drunken Pied Piper. Randy leads him into terrifying predicaments that become more exciting and more dangerous with each passing day. Charlie doesn't resist until an ill-conceived stunt, compounded by drunken judgment, explodes in consequences that chase Charlie and Randy back home to Massachusetts. Charlie must eventually decide where his moral boundaries should be drawn as he contends with the after-effects of a half dozen mistakes that threaten to engulf him and his family.

Contest
Sin and Vengeance includes two messages enciphered into the text that have not been deciphered since its release in 2005. The publisher is offering a cash prize of $500 for anyone who can decipher the messages. More info is available at www.22wb.com. Read all the posts about the contest on the right side of the website. There is one person in the lead, but don't let that stop you.

You can purchase CJ's book at Amazon

Amazon: Sin and Vengeance

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Friends 30 begins with Book Candy Studios. They make book trailers.


www.myspace.com/bookcandystudios
www.myspace.com/avamcknight
www.myspace.com/calistafox
www.myspace.com/brensromances
www.myspace.com/judithdesiree
www.myspace.com/diaryofdating
www.myspace.com/jennawrites
www.myspace.com/frederickdotcom
www.myspace.com/terpsichoremuseofdance
www.myspace.com/jennifer_bray_weber
www.myspace.com/bctrissel
www.myspace.com/brynnchapmanbooks
www.myspace.com/devonvaughnarcher
www.myspace.com/angellesa
www.myspace.com/nancyhunterbooks
www.myspace.com/kmdaughters
www.myspace.com/380877598
www.myspace.com/jennygilliam
www.myspace.com/catemasters
www.myspace.com/authordevongray
www.myspace.com/lisaperryfiction
www.myspace.com/jenniferwritesbooks
www.myspace.com/janeelizabethjones
www.myspace.com/bctrissel
www.myspace.com/pinkshaz

Monday, May 26, 2008

Friends 29 - We've Reached 1,000 MySpace Links!





Wow! 1,000 Links!


Whenever writers or readers tell me they are collecting their MySpace friends through this blog, it makes every minute worth it.


If you are not familiar with my blog, each list, Friends 1 through 29, contains live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Publishers, Librarians, and Booksellers on MySpace. Simply click on a link and it will take you to that person's MySpace profile. Click on Add, then come back for the the next link. I have personally contacted every person who has a link on this blog. They want to be your friend on MySpace, so collect all 1,000!


I like to begin each list with an introduction to a writer you may not be familar with. Friends 29 introduces Amy Corwin and her book,


I BID ONE AMERICAN
Genre: Regency romantic mystery
Rating: PG
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN: 1-60154-234-8




BACK COVER BLURB—
An American heiress nobody wants; a duke every woman desires; and a murder no one expects.
When Nathaniel, Duke of Peckham, meets Charlotte, he’s suspicious of her indifference. Too many women have sought—and failed—to catch him. Happily, Charlotte is more interested in dead pharaohs than English dukes and laughs at both him and his suspicions.
Her fragile defenses crumble, however, when a debutante seeking to entrap Nathaniel gets murdered. All too soon, his reputation as a misogynist makes him a suspect, and Charlotte impulsively comes to his aide.
Unfortunately, both are unaware that a highwayman interested in rich heiresses is following Charlotte. And that another debutante lies dead in Nathaniel’s carriage.
Some nights just don’t go as planned.


Available at http://www.thewildrosepress/


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Friends 29 begins with Romance Writer, Susan Wiggs

www.myspace.com/susanwiggs
www.myspace.com/cherokeesanders
www.myspace.com/szinnmarshall
www.myspace.com/honneyiloveu
www.myspace.com/beaubooks
www.myspace.com/loveofromance
www.myspace.com/deborahgould
www.myspace.com/jjkellerauthor
www.myspace.com/patriciasargeant
www.myspace.com/starrsanders
www.myspace.com/margaretmarr
www.myspace.com/serenitylb
www.myspace.com/christinamtaft
www.myspace.com/joanne53
www.myspace.com/theladysnowolf
www.myspace.com/triciamills
www.myspace.com/teasepublishing
www.myspace.com/annemarienovark
www.myspace.com/krystenlindsayhager
www.myspace.com/melly48
www.myspace.com/strawberryitgirl
www.myspace.com/authordeesavoy
www.myspace.com/writerbrandonford
www.myspace.com/solaus
www.myspace.com/onika23






Thursday, May 15, 2008

Friends 28 - 975 Myspace Links



First, I'd like to apologize for not posting last month. I was co-coordinating the Desert Dreams Conference. Afterwards, I was exhausted, and then I started getting back into my manuscript. Four years of too much volunteer work had taken its toll. My critique partner is now forcing me to yell, "No! No! No!" in the mirror. Not really. Only at Village Inn during our meetings. You should see the looks I get.

Now that I'm recovering, I'm ready to get back to business.
If you are not familiar with my Friends Lists, they are collections of live links to Myspace pages to make it easier for you to find Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. To make the lists more interesting, I first introduce an author that would like to share their bookcover and blurb with you. The myspace links are listed below the book blurb.

There are now 975 live links!

Begin with Friends 1 in the archives and work your way through all 28 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a MySpace profile page. Click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

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Want your MySpace link listed?
Add me as your friend
http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina
then message me if I don't message you first.
***********
Friends 28 introduces Ellora's Cave author, Mailu Mann, and her book Changing Times. Check out the chest on that hunk!
Blurb: New Orleans sizzles when Dr. Carly Chambers finds herself in thehands, or paws, of sexy shifter and antique dealer Tony Pantera.Though the memory of his murdered human lover haunts him, Tony can't deny the sensual scent of this doctor his friends kidnapped. Carly is now in danger because of his enemies.
The Turn Skins are power-hungry shifters who want to expose themselves to the world and take over through fear. Tony and his friends stand in their way. Carly proves to be a tool for Turn Skins when they learn that Tony can't resist the attractive doctor. And Carly is happy to stroke this shifter's fur. Their erotic encounters hurtle them into the path of danger and death.
Can Tony protect his human lover from the Turn Skins who don't care if she's hurt as long as they get their way?
Changing Times is now available at Ellora's Cave.
ISBN=9781419915796
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Here are the live Myspace Links.
The Friends 28 List begins with a link to Donna Hatch, another member of the Desert Rose Chapter of RWA.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friends 27 - 950 Live Myspace Links

New to my Friends Lists?

Each Friends List is 25 or more live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. To make the lists more interesting, I first introduce an author that would like to share their bookcover and blurb with you. The myspace links are listed below the book blurb.


There are now 950 live links!

Each and every one of these members of the romance community has agreed to be on this blog to help you find them on MySpace. Begin with Friends 1 in the archives and work your way through all 27 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a MySpace profile page. Click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

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Want your MySpace link listed?
Add me as your friend
then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 27 introduces Anita Philmar and her book, Black Dragon's Blood
ISBN: 1- 60154 – 232 - 1 available at The Wild Rose Press
Blurb:
She stood toe to toe with him, aware that his height gave the man a distinct advantage. His close proximity sent tingles of awareness racing over her skin. “But we’re not married.” “We soon will be.” His hands settled around her waist.Swallowing the wet need gathering on her tongue, she quickly tried to think of a way to work her way out of the current situation. “I don’t think you understand, William. I don’t want to marry you.”“You will.” His arrogant statement hit her in the gut. She had no recourse. The law wouldn’t protect her. After the last war, the government had granted men with dragon slayer ancestors any mate of their choosing, a prize for gaining the country its freedom. If he wanted her as his wife, she couldn’t turn him down. But she might be able to get him to rethink his plans.“But why would you want to marry me?”
You can learn more about Anita's books at
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Monday, March 24, 2008

Friends 26 - Another 25 live links to Myspace Friends



Friends 26 brings another list of 25 live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. (Scroll down for the live links.)

They want to be your friend
so add them today!
*****
The number of live links on this blog has reached 925. Each and every one of these members of the romance community has agreed to be on this blog to help you find them on MySpace.

Begin with Friends 1 in the archives and work your way through all 26 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a MySpace profile page. Click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

Want your MySpace link listed?
Add me as your friend http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina
then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 26 introduces Wild Rose Press author Liana Laverentz and her novel, Jake's Return.
Blurb:
The last person small town bad boy Jacob Donovan expects to find when he returns home in disgrace after serving time is Rebecca Reed, head librarian. Rebecca had always had much bigger ambitions. Jake hadn’t wanted to stand in her way, so after one night of passion with his former best friend, he’d hit the open road.
Rebecca refuses to believe Jake is guilty of murder. The boy who’d been her friend and protector when they were town outcasts together could never have killed a woman. Not to mention the tender, loving man who’d given her their daughter, Katie.
But who is Jake now? That’s what everyone wants to know, including the town council chairman, who is determined to send Jake back to prison, by any means available.
Jake’s been running from love for all of his life. Will he find the courage to defeat his demons and stay this time?

For purchasing info go to:
http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=541

Liana LaverentzThin Ice (NJRW Golden Leaf Winner and EPPIE Winner)
ISBN 1-60154-016-7 Jake's Return
ISBN 1-60154-124-4Ashton's Secret (coming in 2008)
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The live links on Friends List 26 begins with Harlequin Special Edition Author Christine Rimmer


www.myspace.com/christinerimmer
www.myspace.com/fictionbooks1
www.myspace.com/jennytpartridge
www.myspace.com/dakotacassidy
www.myspace.com/flgrlnms
www.myspace.com/fuguemacabre
www.myspace.com/madamperiwinkle
www.myspace.com/ryshiakennie
www.myspace.com/briannamartini
www.myspace.com/mighty_muse
www.myspace.com/jinabacarr
www.myspace.com/CelticRomanceQueen
www.myspace.com/michellehasker
www.myspace.com/amberdawnbell
www.myspace.com/blfoxxe
www.myspace.com/jazziebbfly
www.myspace.com/leemorrisonauthor
www.myspace.com/bekki_lynn
www.myspace.com/g83185
www.myspace.com/arlether
www.myspace.com/freakishreader
www.myspace.com/janiceangelique
www.myspace.com/perilouspauline
www.myspace.com/hgeorgiedowdell
www.myspace.com/dfwtea


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Contest Winner!


Congratulations to Lily R Moon. Lily has won an autographed copy of Liquid Hypnosis and a $25 gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or The Wild Rose Press.
The next drawing for the same prizes will be July 20th. To be eligible for the drawing, you need only become a member of my Yahoo Newsletter Group. Click on the Yahoo icon on the left side of the blog.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Friends 25 - We've reached 900 MySpace Friends!

Friends 25 brings another list of 25 live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace.

They want to be your friend
so add them today!

The number of live links on this blog has reached 900. Each and every one of these members of the romance community has agreed to be on this blog to help you find them on MySpace. Begin with Friends 1 and work your way through all 25 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a MySpace profile page. Click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

Want your MySpace link listed?
then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 25 introduces my dear friend,
Laura Major and her new release, Mismatched.
Mismatched - Blurb:
Tessa Dennison, an early-thirties finance professional, resolves to define love on her own terms after a series of busted blind dates. Justin Martin, her best friend, has secretly loved Tessa since childhood. However, risking their friendship and their differing ethnic backgrounds holds him back. But it's now or never when she convinces him to screen Internet bachelors for a love match. Will Justin continue to let societal forces dictate his happiness or will he opt for full disclosure before Tessa finds a cyber match? Is Justin too firmly planted in the 'friend zone' to advance into Tessa's dating portfolio?

You can purchase Mismatched at http://www.amirapress.com/
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Friends 25 begins with the Heartland Writers Group and my co-coordinator of the Desert Dreams Conference, Susan Lanier Graham



www.myspace.com/heartlandwritersgroup
www.myspace.com/susanlaniergraham
www.myspace.com/leannetyler
www.myspace.com/adrianna_ravel
www.myspace.com/annlory
www.myspace.com/lyramarlowe
www.myspace.com/authorjulesbennett
www.myspace.com/cacoethespublishing
www.myspace.com/bsschapman
www.myspace.com/114545405
www.myspace.com/tj_michaels
www.myspace.com/jennygardiner
www.myspace.com/rachelbeachgirl
www.myspace.com/jennafern
www.myspace.com/melissablueromance
www.myspace.com/longdistancelove_book
www.myspace.com/rachelbeachgirl
www.myspace.com/novelsbyjoann
www.myspace.com/kobrien_books
www.myspace.com/chrisdm36
www.myspace.com/ravynwilde
www.myspace.com/miriammatthews
www.myspace.com/spiderwickchronicles
www.myspace.com/skylarstonebooks
www.myspace.com/sookiebear

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Friends 24 - 875 MySpace Friends are Waiting for YOU!



Friends 24 is another list of 25 live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. They want to be your friend so add them today.

Also, don't forget to add the other 850 friends listed on this blog. (Simply click on a link, it will take you to their MySpace profile page, click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

Want your MySpace link listed? Add me as your friend http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina then message me if I don't message you first.

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Friends 24 introduces Vicki Gaia and her book, Gracie and the Bad Hat.
I love the cover!
Blurb:
Grace O’Shaughnessy, a hat maker who lives in San Francisco, is determined to find a perfect man to love. Left at the altar because her ex-fiancĂ© considered her too high-maintenance, Grace makes a list of the qualities she’s looking for in Mr. Right. Dedicating her list to Jane Austen, the way she sees it, Ms. Austen’s heroines always chooses the gentleman over the rake. Everything is going according to plan, until she wakes up in bed naked along side a stranger!

Not at all a gentleman, Steven Levy is a man her mother would consider a bad hat. Worse yet, he sets out to get Gracie back into his bed, viewing her as a delicious challenge. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love.
Gracie and the Bad Hat can be purchased digitally at It can be purchased digitally at www.awe-struck.net (Awe-Struck Ebooks) or in print at Amazon
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Contest Celebrating the Release of Liquid Hypnosis




Liquid Hypnosis is now available in print!






And we're celebrating!




On March 18th, a lucky winner will receive a free copy of the book and a $25 gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or The Wild Rose Press. To enter this contest, simply join my Newsletter Group. Click on the Yahoo icon on the left side of the blog to join.
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Liquid Hypnosis is a Recommended Read by Fallen Angel Reviews: "The story has such a twist to it that when it happens you wonder how you didn't see that coming!"
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The Long and Short of it gives Liquid Hypnosis a 5 Book Review and a Nomination as One of the Best Long Ebook Romances of 2007: "LaVon has a true gift for writing sympathetically and insightfully. Even her villains are compelling and three-dimensional..."
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Liquid Hypnosis has it all: SUSPENSE ROMANCE HAUNTINGS
Blurb:

More innocent lives will be lost if Samantha Garrett, the DEA agent known as The Human Lie Detector, is unable to solve the mystery surrounding a secret formula that controls minds. Her career took a roller coaster ride after her last case went badly, but she still has a chance at the promotion dangling in front of her and she refuses to lose it now. While searching for the suspect that got away, she must fight her feelings for his brother and handle the repercussions from her last case, which haunts her still.

Kevin Brewster, a mild-mannered, dedicated doctor, has spent his life trying to make up for his father’s crimes. His work life revolves around a clinic helping those in great need with no resources to take care of themselves. To that end, he has become inventive and daring. In addition to his work there, he must now prove his brother’s innocence before the by-the-book DEA agent discovers their secret.

Read the first scene at www.suspensebytina.com
Order Liquid Hypnosis at
Amazon or at a bookstore near you!
ISBN# 1-60154-123-6

Monday, February 11, 2008

Friends 23 - 850 MySpace Friends are Waiting for You!



Friends 23 is another list of 25 live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. They want to be your friend so add them today!

The number of live links on this blog is now 850. Each and every one of them has agreed to be on this blog to help you find them on MySpace. Begin with Friends 1 and work your way through all 23 lists. (Simply click on a link, and it will take you to a MySpace profile page. Click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

Want your MySpace link listed? Add me as your friend http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina then message me if I don't message you first.


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Friends 23 introduces
The Brass Spectacle - Bringing Authors & Readers Together

The newest magazine to showcase both authors and readers hits the shelves! Appearing in both hard copy and electronic formats, The Brass Spectacle will have the latest reviews, articles by some of your favorite authors, and principals in the publishing industry PLUS opportunities to read new and unique short stories.

Web Site: http://www.thebrassspectacle.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thebrassspectacle
I know I can't wait to read the March issue!
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Friends 23 begins with the Ohio and Orange County Chapters of

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Chocolate Affaire was a Huge Success!



The book signing at the Chocolate Affaire was a huge success thanks to the efforts of erotic romance writer Kayla Janz and the volunteers from the Valley of the Sun RWA.

There were free workshops on writing, over twenty-five romance authors signing their books, and our hunky cover model taking pictures with fans.

This was my first signing and I can't wait till we get to do it again next year.

I want to extend a heart-filled THANK YOU to all my friends, family, co-workers, and new readers who came by to see me. I've enjoyed talking to some of you on MySpace this past week. http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina

I also enjoyed meeting the many teenaged fans of Stephanie Myer, who giggled and yelled, "Ohmigod" when the cover model signed his picture for them. There's nothing like the sight of 15 cell phones taking pictures of their friends posing with the model. I enjoyed our discussion over Twilight.

I hope to see all of you next February once again.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chocolate Affaire and Hunky Cover Model!


In Arizona Super Bowl weekend? Want to meet a hunky romance cover model?

Don't miss the Chocolate Affaire, just a few short miles from the stadium.

If you can dip it in chocolate, they'll be selling it at Murphy Park. (Okay, almost anything you can dip in chocolate. I promise not to touch the cover model.)



The Chocolate Affair, held Feb 1st and 2nd at the corner of 58th and Glendale Avenues, is listed as one of the Top 100 events in North America by the Washington Post, the Seattle Times and the American Bus. Association. It is also one of the largest gatherings of romance novelists in the Southwest.

Kim Watters and I (Tina LaVon) will be signing our books, along with many of our writing friends across from the NE corner of the park.
See Glendale's official site for details.http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/2008ChocolateAffaire.cfm


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I will be signing my award winning suspense, Liquid Hypnosis on Friday from 5:00-10:00 and Saturday from 10:00-10:00.


More innocent lives will be lost if Samantha Garrett, the DEA agent known as The Human Lie Detector, is unable to solve the mystery surrounding a secret formula which controls minds. Her career took a roller coaster ride after her last case went badly, but she still has a chance at the promotion dangling in front of her and she refuses to lose it now. While searching for the suspect who got away in this new case, she must fight her feelings for his brother and handle the repercussions from her last case, which haunts her still.Kevin Brewster, a mild-mannered, dedicated doctor, has spent his life trying to make up for his father’s crimes. His work life revolves around a clinic helping those in great need with no resources to take care of themselves. To that end, he has become inventive and daring. In addition to his work there, he must now prove his brother’s innocence before the by-the-book DEA agent discovers their secret.



Read the first deadly scene at http://www.suspensebytina.com/


Not attending the Chocolate Affaire? Liquid Hypnosis is also available at http://www.thewildrosepress.com/ at Amazon, or through a bookseller near you.
ISBN# 1-60154-123-6


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Kim Watters will be signing Web of Deceit
Saturday from 1:00-4:00


Faith Callahan’s husband is dead…isn’t he? So why is someone breaking into her home and work and making phantom phone calls in the night? Sheriff’s deputy Adam Quinn wants to find that out. The only problem is he needs to get close to Faith again--the only woman he’s ever loved. Will Faith allow Adam back into her life after her disastrous first marriage? Will Adam risk his career to win woman he loves? Finally, can Faith and Adam put their trust in God, and let him guide them through these perilous times?

Not attending the Chocolate Affaire? Web of Deceit
is also available at http://www.thewildrosepress.com/
and through Amazon. ISBN: 1-60154-115-5

Monday, January 28, 2008

Friends 22



Friends 22 is another list of 25 live links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Librarians, Publishers and Booksellers on MySpace. They want to be your friend so add them today. Also, don't forget to add the other 800 friends listed on this blog. (Simply click on a link, it will take you to their MySpace profile page, click on ADD, then return to this blog and click on the next link. Remember, you must have a MySpace account to do this.)

Want your MySpace link listed? Add me as your friend http://www.myspace.com/suspensebytina then message me if I don't message you first.

Friends 22 introduces Mackenzie McKade, a friend of mine from the Desert Rose Chapter of RWA.

BLACK WIDOW
Blurb:

Her touch is heavenly. Her kiss, deadly. To mate with her means certain death.

After a brutal attack by a huge, dog-like creature, Tammy is left clinging to life by a thread. Her last memory is of her rescuer asking her if she wants to live. She awakes to a nightmare, bound in chains, nearly paralyzed by terror—and with a strange sensual creature slinking beneath her skin, screaming with hunger for only two things. Blood. And sex.

Roark and Marcellus, leaders of the werewolves and vampires, come together to destroy the results of a night gone terribly wrong. As a result of the attack, Tammy has become a hybrid—part wolf and part vampire—and to complicate things, she’s in heat. The transformation has thrown her into a sexual frenzy that makes her a virtual black widow. For the sake of their people, Tammy must die.

Yet they can’t bring themselves to kill her. Instead, Roark and Marcellus find themselves trapped in the femme fatale’s web of seduction. Her touch is heavenly…her kiss, deadly. To complicate things, they discover she is mate to each of them.

Soul-wrenching desire reigns over their struggle for dominance and possession, forging a unique bond between the immortals. Together Roark and Marcellus will fight to save the woman they love from the people they are pledged to protect.

Visit Mackenzie's MySpace page for more information

http://www.myspace.com/mackenziemckade

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Friends 22 begins with two chapters of RWA (Romance Writers of America)


www.myspace.com/cruisewithyourmuse Florida Chapter
www.myspace.com/lowcountryrwa
www.myspace.com/rosewater_novel
www.myspace.com/veronicaarch
www.myspace.com/joannawaugh
www.myspace.com/tanyaleestoneauthor
www.myspace.com/jennifershortridge
www.myspace.com/silverlady00
www.myspace.com/ixtumea
www.myspace.com/chicholina
www.myspace.com/geminiwriting
www.myspace.com/carminevalentine
www.myspace.com/clwilsonbooks
www.myspace.com/lindacollison
www.myspace.com/pamelanowak
www.myspace.com/jadeleeauthor
www.myspace.com/nikitablack
www.myspace.com/kingcountylibrarysystem
www.myspace.com/alysonnoel
www.myspace.com/justef
www.myspace.com/thatbrunettechick
www.myspace.com/aonia
www.myspace.com/darlalukenbaugh
www.myspace.com/poet1966
www.myspace.com/sherrismiles

Monday, January 21, 2008

Friends 21 - 800 MySpace Links!



Here is another list of 25 live links to
Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Booksellers,
Librarians and Publishers who want to be your
friend on MySpace.

Friends 21 brings the overall number of live links
to 800. Each one has personally said they want
to be listed here for your convenience, so add them
today!

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






Friends 21 introduces another Wild Rose author
Charlotte Chalmers and her new book,
The Madness of Celia Summers


Blurb:

Celia Summers, intrepid mother of two, loves her work as an art therapist. She’s proud that she gives her elderly independents something to look forward to each day, even if her partner, Martin, is disparaging of her efforts.
But then Martin has a secret agenda Celia knows nothing about. Meanwhile she defends her geriatric charges, fights to secure gallery space for their artwork, and fights to keep The Harbour, a home the residents can truly call home, from being closed.
She takes on the might of the town council; to the point of leaping from a church steeple to bring attention to the plight of her independents, no matter that she might fall and end up splattered all over the pavement. When she does fall, however, it’s much more painfully.
Police Constable Alex Burrows, the son of long time Harbour resident, Colonel Burrows, whose sense of humour has made her laugh, whose tragic personal circumstances have made her cry, whose smile has stolen her heart; turns out to be just as much a liar as Martin.
Can Celia ever trust again? Can Alex get past her protective cadre of friends, forgotten by most of the people in their own lives, and convince her to trust him, to love him, as he does her?


Digital release - February 1 2008. In Print - March 28 2008
www.thewildrosepress.com
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Monday, January 14, 2008

Desert Dreams Writers Conference


Why should you attend the Desert Dreams Conference April 4-6th in Chandler, AZ?

We asked USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Ashley:

"Desert Dreams is a highly professional conference delivering informative workshops by the top names in the publishing business, without being too large and overwhelming. The relatively small size of the conference gives a feeling of friendliness and warmth without detracting from the quality of information, or the quality of the speakers. DD was the first ever romance conference I went to (back in the 90s), and I haven't found one to surpass it yet."

Jennifer will be a speaker this year, along with New York Times Bestselling Authors Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carly Philips, Cheyenne McCray and Vicki Lewis Thompson.
For more information visit http://www.desertroserwa.org

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Contest Winner!



Congratulations to another member of my Yahoo Newsletter group! rosieglosie2002 is the winner of a $30 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble!

The next drawing will be Feb 17th (Details to be posted later.) All members of my Yahoo group are automatically entered in all of my contests.

Click on the Yahoo icon to the left of the blog to join.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Friends 20




Friends 20 is another 25 links to Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Publishers, Libraries and Booksellers on MySpace.
There are now 775 live links on this blog. They all want to be your friend on MySpace, so add them this weekend!
Want your link added? Simply add me as your friend on MySpace, then message me if I don't message you first.
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Friends 20 introduces another Wild Rose author,
Aithne Jarretta
In a Heartbeat
available at


BACK COVER BLURB: Haunted by his past, Malik rushes through a tempest filled
Florida night toward an unexpected meeting with destiny. Harboring a soul that longs
for unity with his mate, he tries to understand the shallow dating experiences up to this moment. He is positive there is someone with whom his heart beats in tandem.
Where? He doesn't have a clue.

Wyndy, Tempest Tamer Faery, has waited lifetimes for the return of her soul love.
Tonight, at last, he will come home. Their meeting, heralded within Florida's stormy
coastline, brings together an ageless love bound into eternity.

See more at:
http://aithnejarretta.com/In_a_Heartbeat_Trailer.htm
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Friends 20 begins with Erin Grady, an awesome writer I know through Desert Rose RWA.

www.myspace.com/erin_grady
www.myspace.com/111135744
www.myspace.com/patricewilton
www.myspace.com/dianeauthor
www.myspace.com/cassieedwardsromance
www.myspace.com/lisamondello
www.myspace.com/juliatempleton
www.myspace.com/jillmonroebooks
www.myspace.com/katpickering
www.myspace.com/wendidarlin
www.myspace.com/cassandrabarnes
www.myspace.com/giftofdreams
www.myspace.com/case_maynard
www.myspace.com/lmstephenson
www.myspace.com/realmsonourbookshelves
www.myspace.com/timemasters
www.myspace.com/lyndafitzgerald
www.myspace.com/nicolenorth
http://www.myspace.combookstoredeb/
www.myspace.com/judes_place
www.myspace.com/alexandriascott
www.myspace.com/dianeauthor
www.myspace.com/melonicassidy
www.myspace.com/adellelaudan
www.myspace.com/michelleoneillwriter

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Another Episode of The Neurotic Writer



Read The Neurotic Writer's New Years Resolutions at http://www.muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

There's a little neurotic writer in all of us.

Easy Contest to Enter!




Tired of contests where you have to read excerpts and hunt for answers to questions like "What did Sally Mae eat for dinner before she blew up the enemy camp?" OR "What is the 3ooth word in Chapter Fourteen of my new underwater paranormal suspense novel?"


Here's an easy contest for you to enter.

Simply join my Yahoo Newsletter Group by clicking on the Yahoo button on the left side of the blog. As a member of my group, you are automatically entered in all of my contests.


A lucky member of my newsletter group will win a $30 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble on January 13th!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Top Ten Reasons to read Enchanting the Lady


TOP TEN REASONS to read Kathryne Kennedy’s ENCHANTING THE LADY,


10. Escape the real world and those dirty clothes that keep piling up. You won’t regret hiding at the coffee shop--or in the closet if you must--to quietly enter this kingdom of magic and romance. Publishers Weekly says, “The latest from Kennedy (Beneath the Thirteen Moons) is simply delightful, set in a fantasy-touched Victorian England that's imaginative, historically vigorous and ripe for further adventures.”

Speaking of romance…

9. This hero has the magic touch. You know what I mean. And no, he’s not a chiropractor. USA Today best-selling author, Jennifer Ashley, calls Kennedy’s hero “a yummy shape-shifting lion.” (He can shape-shift in my bed anytime.)

8. This treasure hunt can’t be missed! Merlin created powerful relics that everyone wants to get their greedy hands on. (If they truly are powerful, they will also be self-cleaning.) Anyway, there are 13 relics and 6 have already been found. That means seven enchanting stories. I hope. I can’t wait to read the whole series.

7. ENCHANTING THE LADY is packed full of suspense and danger. The shifters, monsters and magicians practicing dark magic will keep you turning the pages all night. (You’re a doctor? Don’t worry; you can nap between surgeries.)

6. Now that Harry Potter is in retirement, we need a new author to write about magical England and Kathryne Kennedy is just the one we’ve been waiting for. Award-winning paranormal romance author, Erin Grady, says ENCHANTING THE LADY has, “The imagination of JK Rowling and the romance of Julie Garwood all rolled up into one fabulous novel.” But can she write books thick enough to prop up my car when I get a flat?

5. Kathryne Kennedy has wonderful contests (that I haven’t won yet.) She’s already given away a pearl pin, and her current contest prize is a pearl bracelet. We’re not talking Cracker Jack decoder rings here. The relics in her story inspired the prizes. I hope the next relic is a silver convertible. (Self-cleaning, of course)

4. Her heroine is one we can all relate to: First, she was orphaned and forced to live with her less than loving aunt and uncle. Then, when it’s learned that she failed to inherit her parents’ magic, she shames the family and loses her title. Finally, she falls in love with a were-lion. Okay, so maybe I just have a war going on with my homeowners association because my daughter parked in guest parking, and I need more hours in the day to write, but I feel her pain, just the same.

3. The characters come to life! Terence’s lion instincts, and at times his wild behavior,
will trigger your own animal magnetism as you root for him to win Felicity’s heart. Romance Reviews Today loved ENCHANTING THE LADY so much they gave it “a perfect 10.”

2. Kathryne Kennedy has hair like Lady Godiva. I know that has nothing to do with the story, but if you ever meet this truly nice woman, you will forever after refer to her as “the writer with the hair.” Just joking. Okay, maybe not. Check out the picture on her website, then you tell me.


The Number One Reason to Read ENCHANTING THE LADY is…

1. You must discover this awesome world builder. Remember you heard it here first; Kathryne Kennedy has set the bar high for historical paranormal romance. (Say that five times fast.) The Best Reviews says, “…Kennedy is destined to be one of the sub-genre’s superstars.” Read the excerpt of ENCHANTING THE LADY at her website and you’ll know what I mean.

Run to your computer! Okay, you’re already there. What are you waiting for? Click onto your favorite bookstore and order TODAY!


To read excerpts or enter contests go to http://www.kathrynekennedy.com
Enchanting the Lady – Dorchester Love Spell – January 2008
ISBN 10: 0-505-52750-2
ISBN 13: 978-505-52750-9




(PERMISSION TO COPY GRANTED, IF PROPER CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE AUTHOR, TINA LAVON http://www.suspensebytina.com)

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