Monday, December 17, 2012

Tagged: The Next Big Thing

Check out Cheryl Howe's Next Big Thing blog!  I tagged her, and this is her response.  :)

BTW, she has such nice things to say about me!  LOL.  I think she's pretty great, too.  

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Great party!

If you didn't make it to the all-day Facebook party for GothicScapes and STRANGE SPIRITS yesterday...damn, did we have fun!  So many party favors given away, so many fun times chatting about books and movies and TV and insomnia.  It was fantastic to see my reading friends and make new ones.

If you did make it, thank you so much for being there.  Some of you were even there all day, which blew my mind.  You all are troupers!

Happy Holidays to everyone.  :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's party time over at Facebook!  We're having a STRANGE SPIRITS launch party from 9am - 11pm Pacific time, so come on over for insane chatter and party favors galore!  Nancy Holder, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, our hostess Lisa Kessler, and I will be popping in and out all day.  Hopefully we'll see you soon!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Blog Hop--Strange Spirits

I’m taking part in a big blog hop for The Next Big Thing, which highlights new releases and works in progress.  I was tagged by the fabulous Melissa Cutler, who writes hot contemporary and action/adventure.  Check her out for some good reads!

For this hop, I decided to have some fun with the newest release, STRANGE SPIRITS (which you can buy here!)...

10 questions:
What is your working title of your book?
STRANGE SPIRITS, which is a collection of three paranormal holiday novellas, including one from my Vampire Babylon world.  The book is actually out now!

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Nancy Holder, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, and I wanted to put together some kick-ass paranormal anthologies, and we felt that the shorter novella format would be a good way to dip our toes back into the old worlds we’ve created as well as new ones. 

What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal action/adventure.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I’ve always pictured Summer Glau as Dawn Madison.  Since Dawn is older now in these novellas, Summer’s still my gal.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your novella?
A mysterious entity stalks a monster hunter on Dawn Madison’s team, and they’re about to learn that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This one is digitally self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Since this is a shorter novella with about 30,000 words, this took under a month.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
UNDEAD FORA DAY, our first novella collection.  But UNDEAD centered around Samhain instead of the holidays.  (If you want to buy, it’s on sale for 99cents here!)

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
After my Vampire Babylon series ended in print form, a couple years passed.  Then the digital revolution really started happening, and since I really wanted to continue with the VB world, I jumped at the chance to continue it in this format.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
Action, adventure, Christmas, high emotion, love, death, spirits, cat-and-mouse chases... There’s a lot to interest someone.  J

Stay tuned for blog posts from the writers I tagged, including

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

How cute is this cookie?

I've got to make it, and here's a link to the recipe from the Taste of Home site.

Happy eating!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Rum Balls: Cookie Enough for Me

I know tomorrow is actually National Cookie Day--not today--but oh well!  Here's one of my favorite treats for the holiday season, and they're very easy.

Rum Balls

1 6-ounce pkg (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup rum
3 tbl. light corn syrup
2 cups crushed Nilla wafers (44 wafers)

Melt chocolate over low heat. Remove. Stir in sugar, rum, and syrup. Fold in wafers (and, if wanted, you can add 1 cup ground walnuts, which gives this extra texture). Shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll in some sugar.


Sunday, December 02, 2012

.99 Sale on UNDEAD FOR A DAY for a Month!

If you didn't get a chance to buy the first GothicScapes novella anthology, UNDEAD FOR A DAY, it's on sale for the month for .99!  Total deal, you guys.  :)  Here's a link for ya:

Also, if you are so moved to post a review of this or STRANGE SPIRITS, we would appreciate it very much!  In fact, if you get my newsletter on Tuesday, there'll be instructions in there about how to get a thank you gift from me....  


STRANGE SPIRITS, a collection of 3 stories by Nancy Holder, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, and yours truly just went live for sale!

Mistletoe, dreidels, Father Christmas, and twinkly stars on the tops of trees. Don’t you love this most wonderful time of the year?

But there’s also a darker side to the holiday season – and renowned paranormal authors Chris Marie Green, Nancy Holder, and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, have put some scary merrymaking into stories about STRANGE SPIRITS who might not believe in putting the “happy” in the holidays.

Into the Storm: a witch tries to keep Christmas in the middle of a violent, time-travelling war.

In Bad Spirits: a mysterious entity stalks a monster hunter on Dawn Madison’s team, and they’re about to learn that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

Hot Holiday: The Dark Side has put a hit out on Santa Claus and sent a Recruiter named Wanda to seal the deal.

STRANGE SPIRITS are gathering for the holidays. . .

If you want, here's the buy link!