Sunday, August 28, 2011


I didn't participate in Six Sentence Sunday this week, just because I'm desperately trying to finish a sub with an August 31st deadline, as well as put together a couple of blog tours--my first ever. I'll be back next week though, maybe with a snippet from this very WIP!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday!

This week I got the release date for my Steampunk romp, Beyond Prudence, which is now posted on the Ellora's Cave coming soon page, so I thought I'd share a snippet! This week's six gives a hint of poor Will Foreman's state of mind after his first encounter with Prudence Hastings. Please enjoy my offering for Six Sentence Sunday!

Good Lord, his state of undress was the least of his problems.
He’d strapped Viscount Murchbanks’ daughter to an erotic machine, took liberties with her person and then spent all over her. He’d be lucky just to be shot for his temerity. Since the Black Years when so many, rich and poor alike, had perished, the gentry had been even more obsessed with reserving their women for men of like status. If the viscount ever learned that his daughter had been cavorting with a man like him, all hell would break loose.
But it was all that blasted woman’s fault—not that it made the outcome any different.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Through the week, that is, and what a week it was! I put my Dad back on the plane for Florida :(, got my release date for Beyond Prudence (September 9th, o_O!), had scads of family hanging around and just today got a sneak peek at cover goodness, which, unfortunately, I can't share yet! :D
I'm such a tease...
I also have a date to look forward to with my husband tomorrow, so we can celebrate our anniversary. (Love you honey!)
But for now I'm here alone at home (looks around, wide-eyed, and listens to the blissful quiet) working on a little sump'n/sump'n and just enjoying this sensation of being all by myself, which is something I need like a cat needs a human to boss around and haven't had in, oh, about a month!!
So, I'm going back to work, savoring the P&Q and gearing up for the weekend. I'll be putting together a blog tour to promote Beyond Prudence, and posting a snippet for Six Sentence Sunday this week.
I'm so excited!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday!

Wow, the last week has flown by, and here we are, Sunday again. This week I thought I'd give a taste of my up-coming Samhain release, What the Mistress Did written under my erotica pen name, Anya Delvay. This was one of those books that almost wrote itself, and kept surprising me at each turn. I'm a pantser by nature, but recently I've been working with an outline, just so I don't write myself into a corner and have to waste time trying to figure out how to get out of it. With this book, the heroine, Lady Marianne Gillingham, went about her in search for lusty revenge, and took me along for the ride. I hope you enjoy the following, which happen to be the very first six sentences of the book!


Such a delectable morsel.
Standing in front of the fireplace, fingers knotted into the sides of her skirts, Miss Annabelle Frasier tries to stare me down. The generations of aristocracy in her lineage allow a credible effort, but it isn’t enough. No matter the careful styling of her wig into a powdered coiffure fit for a queen, the width of her panniers or richness of her accoutrements. To me she is a fledgling, sweetly young, trying wings not yet adult enough for the journey attempted.
The sight of her moves and angers me, stirring feelings I never imagined experiencing under such circumstances.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday!

It's time for Six Sentence Sunday again, and I thought I'd continue to give a little taste of how Claire and Xavier's relationship develops in Breaking Free.

Xavier Westbourne would be a gentle lover, she thought, until passion overcame him. Then perhaps the beast dwelling in all men would come alive, taking over and driving him to roughness, releasing him from control, throwing them both towards and over the edge of passionate madness. She licked her parched lips, and was rewarded with a sound emanating from deep in his throat—the sound of the beast stirring. With another shiver, a delicious spasm of expectation suffused her entire body.
“Perhaps I shall, Mr. Westbourne.”
She pitched her voice only high enough to reach him, seeing him exhale, as though he had been holding his breath.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Falling Hard

I already love my new Kobo e-reader, because now I'm finding time to read even more than usual! But, can I tell you, the best part so far has been reading JK Coi's Falling Hard. I almost missed my stop reading on the bus one morning...
I'm hoping for the next book in the series soon (hint, hint, JK)