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.


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

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


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
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 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.


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


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

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

Want your link added? Add me as a friend on
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


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

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

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.
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:
Friends 20 begins with Erin Grady, an awesome writer I know through Desert Rose RWA.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Another Episode of The Neurotic Writer

Read The Neurotic Writer's New Years Resolutions at

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


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
Enchanting the Lady – Dorchester Love Spell – January 2008
ISBN 10: 0-505-52750-2
ISBN 13: 978-505-52750-9


Friends 19

Friends 19 is another list of 25 Romance Readers, Writers, Reviewers, Publishers, and Booksellers who want to be your friend on MySpace. This brings the number of live links to 750.
Add them to your collection of friends today!

Want your link added? Add me, then message me if I don't message you first.

Friends 19 introduces Kayla Janz and her book with the hot cover above. This erotic story is available at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Heart of Glass

Kendra Mills has a secret thing for down-n-dirty rockers. She’s never acted on impulse until she met Nick Satorre, bass player for Shattered Dreams. Leather-clad, long-haired Nick holds the key to unlocking all her hidden passions and desires. He can rock her world, but does he have staying power?
Learn more about Kayla at Myspace

Friends 19 begins with the Harlequin writing team known as Tori Carrington