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Places in ENTITY MINE (THE CHIMERA CHRONICLES 2) July 29, 2014

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Here are some important places from ENTITY MINE (CHIMERA CHRONICLES 2)

Ethan and Devon's rental house

Ethan and Devon’s rental house in Cassadaga,NY

Beth's Queen Anne Victorian in ENTITY MINE

Beth’s Queen Anne Victorian in Cassadaga, NY

Kyle's building in NYC

Kyle’s building in NYC

Shiny Things week of July 20th July 18, 2014

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Shiny things week of July 20
The things that consume me this week.
1. Teen Wolf. I love this show. The characters are great (and oh, so pretty). The conflicts are engrossing and episodes are full of moments of awesome. Thank God for summer seasons!

2. San Antonio. I’m heading to Texas to attend the Romance Writers of America National Conference. I will be signing copies of my new book ENTITY MINE at the Literacy signing, which is open to the public. Here’s the deets from the RWA website:

***At the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations. Since 1990, RWA has raised more than $825,000 to fight illiteracy.

The 2014 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom.

This year, proceeds from the Literacy Autographing will benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Texas, Restore Education, and Each One Teach One San Antonio.

Spread the word about the Literacy Autographing!

Share the event on Facebook
Tweet about it (#RWA14)
Reply “yes” to the event on Goodreads
Questions may be e-mailed to literacy@rwa.org.***

If you’re in San Antonio, stop by the signing and see me. We can talk books, Teen Wolf or Supernatural, dogs or whatever. I usually have chocolate to share!

What’s distracting you this week?

Where did you discover your first Romance novel? July 9, 2014

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I’m at http://joanneguidoccio.com/2014/07/09… today sharing my second act. I share where I found my first Romance novel. Stop by and share where you found yours!

FREE Blood and Kisses and In Like a Lion until July 2nd June 28, 2014

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Pretty please, tweet, share, etc. if you have time.:-)

I’m excited to announce that to celebrate the July 2nd release of Entity Mine (The Chimera Chronicles 2), Blood and Kisses, the book the Chimera Chronicles is a spin-off from, and In Like a Lion (The Chimera Chronicles 1) will be free on Amazon from June 28th until July 2nd!

Blood and. Kisses http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VHL4DE/

In Like a Lion (The Chimera Chronicles Book 1)

In Like a Lion (The Chimera Chronicles Book 1)

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ENTITY MINE (Chimera Chronicles 2) coming July 2014 Soul Mate
IN LIKE A LION (The Chimera Chronicles 1) available now! Soul Mate
BLOOD AND KISSES available now! Soul Mate
STARJACKED available now! Samhain

Does Thumper’s mom’s advice still hold true? May 7, 2014

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I’ve been away from blogging due to illness, but I’ve been reading blogs, and recently I read a writing centered blog where a bunch of novels were disparaged. Now, everyone has a right to theit opinion, but reading that I wondered if Thumper’s mother’s advice no longer applies. Remember, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all?”

This was the guiding principal of my childhood, and I’ve said it to my children. While, it has it’s flaws (the squeaky wheel gets the grease, etc.)
I believe spreading positive messages rather than negative is good for the both the person doing the praising and the people around her.

I suppose, of course, me even starting this conversation flys in the face of this aphorism, but I think blogging has in someways licensed us in the opposite direction. Not only do we express very negative thoughts, but we are encouraged to do it. The nature of people is such that various rants and alarms get more clicks, than expressions of gratitude and good tidings.

What do you think? Is Thumper’s mother’s advice still valid? Or is it an outdated concept we should stop advocating?

ENTITY MINE cover reveal February 12, 2014

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Some of you know I have shingles and am either extremely sleepy, in pain, or both. As a result, my cover reveal for my FEB/MAR release ENTITY MINE doesn’t have much of a build up. Stop by
http://lisacardiff.com see my new cover, tell what you think and let’s dish about ghosts.

Snippet 2: ENTITY MINE coming Feb/Mar 2014 January 7, 2014

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As promised, another unedited snippet from CHIMERA 2 otherwise known as ENTITY MINE

Caught between forms, shape-shifter Ethan Wade believes he’s a ghost. Lawyer turned psychic medium, Devon Daughtry thinks she’s falling in love with one.
A demon has them both in the cross-hairs…

Blurb:

The ever-present anger exploded through Ethan as he swiped at the cobweb-draped box, his ears too full of buzzing to process the continuing conversation.
Those were his things, everything he had in the world. How many times had he stuffed those meager belongings into a suitcase and moved on? First to a new foster home, then to a new posting, a new dive site, a new opportunity. They were the only constant in his world. He didn’t want a stranger rifling through them.
His hand sliced though the air, but made no impact. His arm hadn’t so much as raised a breeze. The woman continued talking as if nothing had happened.
The reminder of his true state took him back. Some of his fury seeped away. What good were material things to him? Though he had some sensation of touch, could feel the floor beneath his feet, had the illusion he could touch his chest, his face. He couldn’t handle the objects, couldn’t use them.
His shoulders slumped and he noticed for the first time the photo she’d handed Beth.
The last photo anyone had ever taken of him.

Better late than never? Contest Winners January 6, 2014

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Where were we? Oh, yes, the contest winners. Before I was swallowed up by the holiday season, and my children’s birthdays, which are inconveniently on either side of Christmas and require parties with enormous amounts of children, I was running a contest. The prize was to have your name or that of a family member of your choice in my next Chimera Chronicles book, number 3, draft title, THE LIONS SHARE. The winner from author page likes was–Susan Berger. Susan, please instant message me on Facebook. Somehow, the comments here on my blog were closed, my apologies to those who attempted to comment and couldn’t. I will be running this contest again, and will make sure those comments are open. THE LION’S SHARE takes place during a bank robbery and I have lots of characters to name.:-) The winner from my regular facebook page was Jamie Fugate. Please message me, Jamie.

and coming tomorrow a new snippet from my draft of ENTITY MINE (CHIMERA CHRONICLES #2) due out in Feb/Mar 2014.

Draft blurb: Never fall in love with a man in a photo, especially when he’s dead…

 

Former Navy SEAL turned maritime treasure hunter Ethan Wade has had a piss-poor year. After nearly choking out his financial backer costs him his livelihood, he retreats to an isolated rental house in Western, NY to lick his wounds and make sure he can’t hurt anyone else. When his old crew track him down to convince him to come back, a Molotov cocktail of rage and alcohol drives him drives him to do something he’s never done before, and doesn’t even know he can do–
Shape-shift.
Unfortunately, in his ignorance, rather than shift into a lion or a dragon, he ends up disembodied. Not knowing what he is, he can only come to one conclusion. He’s died and is a ghost.
Lawyer Devon Daughtry’s year hasn’t been one for the record books either. Blowing the whistle lost her her boyfriend, (not too much of a loss), her job, (a bit worse) and with the rents in Manhattan, a primo apartment (the straw that broke the camel’s back).
Now she’s home in Cassadaga determined to re-build her life by hanging out her shingle as a psychic medium.
When she discovers a photograph of Ethan while moving in, she’s immediately drawn to him and is crushed to discover he’s missing and presumed dead. Soon, she begins having passionate dreams about him. Dreams that Ethan shares.
But Ethan isn’t the only being in the house, a demonic presence has followed her home and it has diabolical plans for both of them.

 

 

Shiny things 1/02/14 January 2, 2014

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Things interesting me this week.
1. Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2014! I actually made a resolution this year (normally I don’t since I figure I’ll only break it anyway).
Not being one to deny myself, this year I’m focusing not on taking things away, but adding things. I’d like to lose weight, but concentrating on that has never worked for me, so I’ve decided to add more fruits and vegetables and that’s it. I walk while I write and I do TaeKwonDo, so I hope eating better is the missing part of the puzzle. Besides, I read a study that said 20,000 new cases of cancer could be prevented if people ate just two more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Better safe than sorry.:-)
2. We don’t take the tree down until after the girl child’s birthday party, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ornaments before it goes down. Some I think are just pretty, others remind me of people I love.

Well, my internet speed is in the toilet today, so I just posted one.:-( It’s at the bottom.

3. Www.thefussylibrarian.com I subscribed to this site as a reader and submitted as an author.  They send you emails with recommendations of books you might like. You choose the categories, even down to level of violence, sex and profanity, then they send you matches.

4. Ninja 2 Those who follow my twitter know all about my Martial Arts crush on Scott Adkins. I’ve been waiting for this release for a while and was delighted to see it on Netflix. It’s pure action. Centered on a revenge plot, there’s lots of pure fighting sans CGI. I loved it. It goes up there with  Assassination Games as my favorite of his. He fluidly switches between Japanese and a credible American accent (he’s British), all while fighting his way through bad guys galore.

What’s shiny in your life this week? Streaming anything new? Taking down the tree? New adventures on the horizon?

A new one from 2012. We all went to the store and picked one special one. It reminds me of something we did together.

A new one from 2012. We all went to the store and picked one special one. It reminds me of something we did together.

Goodbye My Friends : the characters I’ll miss in 2014 December 31, 2013

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As the year ends, I’ve been thinking about beloved shows that ended this year, taking with them characters I’ve come to love.
Some I had only just met and actually were cancelled a few years ago, but I met them this year on Netflix and will miss them in 2014 just the same.
1. Michael Weston: the bogeyman for many a Russian spy on Burn Notice, Mrs. Weston, Sam Axe, Fiona, and Jesse go with him. He always had a plan and pulled his friends from the fire (he’d probably threw them into) every time. I will never think of Miami again without thinking of him. Jeffery Donovan made him real for me.
2. Nate, Sophie, Parker, Eliot, and Hardison, the mastermind, grifter, thief, retrieval specialist, and hacker from Leverage. I discovered this show on Netflix and have been holding off on watching the last two episodes for a month because I don’t want it to be over.
3. Chuck, Casey, Morgan, Sarah, Ellie and Devon(Awesome) of Chuck. Funny, sweet, and full of action, this is another Netlfix find I wish I could go back and watch again for the first time.
4. Ethan Mara and Devon Daughtery, you haven’t met them yet. They’re the hero and heroine of my latest novel, ENTITY MINE, due out Feb/Mar 2014. I had great fun with my shape shifting hero who got stuck in between forms and believed he was a ghost and the lawyer turned medium who fell for him.

What about you? What great characters did you meet in 2013?
Who will you miss?

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