Sunday, October 30, 2011

Trick or Treat? Win a Nook, Kindle or one of 100s of prizes

Who says Halloween is just for kids?  This weekend has fabulous Halloween surprises going on all over the Internet!

First, stop over to the The Romance Studio where 100s of authors are giving away books and The Romance Studio is giving away NOOKs!  (I think they have 2 in their drawing!)

Then, , jump on over to Writerspace where you can join dozens of your favorite authors at the 2011 Halloween Mash Sunday, tonight--October 30th from 8pm ET to 11pm ET--for your chance to win Kindles, tons of autographed books, advance release copies plus special treats like gift cards and more.  Writerspace is giving away multiple Kindles, so don't miss out!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Speaking of Haunting Embrace.....

I'm the guest blogger over at Fresh Fiction today, talking about Áedán, the conflicted hero of that story.

Stop by and say hi.  I'm giving away a copy of Haunting Warrior, the 2nd book in the Mists of Ireland Series just for talking to me.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spotlight on: Lisa Kessler!

You've heard me say it before and you'll hear me say it again--the best part of being an author is all the people I get to meet.  Lisa Kessler is one of them.  I can't remember where we first met, but we renewed our friendship at the RomCon in Denver this summer, sitting line to have our fortunes told.  When Lisa let me know her novel was coming out, I couldn't wait to shout out about it.  So, without further ado, please welcome Lisa Kessler!

PS:  Be sure to leave Lisa a comment.  She's giving away signed Night Walker romance trading cards and a digital copy of Across the Veil to one lucky commenter!

Romance Writers Rock
Thank you to Erin Quinn for inviting me to her blog today!

My first paranormal romance, Night Walker, was released in August, but before I became a debut author, I was a romance reader who loved meeting authors. (Okay I still am, but you know what I mean, right? :)

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to meet many of my favorite romance authors at book signings and conferences. I’ve emailed with others too, but the unifying trait that I found with romance and urban fantasy authors was this.

These amazing writers love their readers!!!

And as my book got closer to publication, I discovered another romance author trait… Many romance authors spend lots of time helping and encouraging new writers. As a debut author, the biggest hurdle has been to get the word out about my book. Since I’m a new writer, just building a readership, most people aren’t going to know to search for my book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I was stunned by the support I received from established romance authors.

(Note from Erin--Lisa is such a lovely, warm person, who wouldn't want to support her?  :)

When I stepped across the line, from romance reader to romance author, many published authors, like Erin, offered to let me guest blog, they posted on facebook and tweeted on twitter. I get teary-eyed thinking about the fabulous women who have helped me on this journey.

What other industry in this competitive world we live in would be so welcoming?

At the RWA National Conference this summer, NYT Bestselling Author, Sherrilyn Kenyon gave an inspiring speech about her publishing journey and reminded us that there is room on the NYT list for everyone. She encouraged writers to support each other and stand together while the publishing world shifts.

I’ve been doing my best to reach out to readers through social media, (and giving away lots of romance trading cards! LOL) but without the help of amazing romance authors like Erin Quinn, I’m pretty sure I’d still be treading water!

(another side note from Erin...aww, shucks.  Lisa, I'm a firm believer in paying it forward.  If you get to that NYT list before, remember me, ok?  :)
So what kind of cool experiences have you had meeting authors? Any fun stories to share?


You can find Lisa all over the web at:

Night Walker

He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her…

Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.

She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…

After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand.

They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries…

Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.

Learn more about Nightwalker at .

Don't forget to leave Lisa a comment. She's giving away signed Night Walker romance trading cards and a digital copy of Across the Veil to one lucky commenter!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Are you a writer?

Are you looking for a way to become a better writer or meet the publishing professionals you'll need to further your career?  Take advantage of this opporunity to attend one of the best conferences in the country.  For the past six years, I've been donating a scholarship to the San Diego State University Writers Conference to one lucky writer.  Learn more and enter for the scholarship. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spotlight on: Rayka Mennen

One of the biggest benefits of being an author is getting to meet so many other authors!  Rayka and I met at the Desert Dreams Writers Conference a couple of years ago and have been friends ever since.  Not only is she a highly successful business woman, Rayka has a wonderful imagination and is working on several books which I know will be great.

Her debut novella, Enchanted Destiny, just released and I'm thrilled to have here today talking about it!  Without further ado, please welcome Rayka Mennen!

(RM):  Erin, thanks for hosting me here today. I am so excited about my new release Enchanted Destiny, which has been getting 4 star reviews. One reviewer even said she gave it a 4 because she wanted to read more! I was a little worried about this book which doesn’t have a vampire, demon, or shapeshifter anywhere in sight. It’s about a witch dealing with the fact that she’s suddenly confronted with a vision of her destined soul mate and how she and her hero come to terms with it. I love writing their characters, and about Kat’s extended magical family. I’d love to chat with folks so stop by my website anytime: or drop me a line at raykamennen (at)

Enchanted Destiny by Rayka Mennen

Destiny’s never looked so good.

Kat never believed she’d fall victim to her family’s stories about destined soul mates—she makes her own fate, thank you very much. When she walks by a construction site and admires the same sexy architect for the zillionth time in a week, the last thing she expects is to be slammed by a vision of his death.

Which activates the spell that will change their lives forever.

Jake is a single dad with a singular focus—create a stable life for him and his son. His ex-wife cured him of any desire to fall in love, but when an intriguing woman saves him from what should’ve been a deadly accident, he can’t shake his fascination. Too bad she’s crazy, claiming she’s a witch and that they’re soul mates—not exactly the “stable life” he had in mind.

Kat’s destiny comes with a deadline. If they don’t fall in love by her twenty-fifth birthday—a mere three weeks away—Jake will never find the peace he seeks and Kat will lose her magic forever.

Buy from:


Barnes & Noble 


Books on Board 

Powell’s Books

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Top Pick for Haunting Embrace

It doesn't get much better than this.  :)  "Erin Quinn has been the talented mind behind these stories that will leave you enchanted. Kudos! Great characters, great plot twists, and sizzling emotions that bring about a conclusion I thoroughly enjoyed with ever page I turned."

Read full review.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leave a a book

Hi everyone, two more fun contests going. 

Be one of the first 3 to review Touch of Twilight on Amazon and/or B&N and be entered to win 1 of 3 books by Erin Quinn, Calista Fox or Mary Leo.   (We are each giving one away.)  Just leave your review and then email calistafox13(at) to collect your prize! Hurry! Buy the book here: Amazon (other eFormats will be coming soon--should be live by the end of the week--sorry for the delay).

Be one of the first 4 to review Haunting Embrace by Erin Quinn and win your choice of eBook or Print of ECHOES by Erin Quinn!  Just leave your review and email me at write2erinquinn (at) to collect your prize!  Amazon   B&N

Good luck!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hot off the Press! A Touch of Twilight

Just released today, A TOUCH OF TWILIGHT, featuring Erin Quinn, Calista Fox, and Mary Leo.  Three sultry and sexy ghost stories just in time for Halloween.  Print version coming soon.  And yes that is cover model Jimmy Thomas you see.  :)

Touch of Twilight offers a sweet, sultry and sexy collection of ghost stories by Harlequin author Mary Leo, and award-winning authors Erin Quinn and Calista Fox. In Fox’s A Chill at Twilight, memories of a sexy cowboy named Luc Winston haunt Rachel Holt’s mind, but there’s a ghost in Onyx, Texas haunting her in reality... In Leo’s A Shadow at Twilight, uptight, but ever so sexy, Dillon Spencer, gets a second chance at life when his spirit takes up residency in Hilly Thomson's room at a hotel haunted by some rather notorious and opinionated ghosts. And in Quinn’s A Shiver at Twilight, a tragedy from the past haunts the house where Carly and JD are trapped for one terrifying Halloween night. The sparks fly between the two of them, but will they survive to explore the flames of passion they ignite?
Leave the lights—and a fan—on!

A Shiver at Twilight
Erin Quinn

Destiny brings them together, but ghosts of the past try to tear them apart . . . .

When Carly Ryan answers her friend's SOS on Halloween, she has no idea she'll end up stranded in a haunted house. But circumstances conspire against Carly and her rescue mission soon becomes a night of terror. Only the appearance of JD Dover helps her fight off the ghosts that lurk in every corner. Sexy, capable and undaunted, JD is more than happy to be Carly's knight in shining armor. Despite the creaking walls and eerie footsteps, despite the inexplicable ghostly happenings, Carly and JD can’t fight the attraction that consumes them and the passion that burns in their blood. Their coming together feels fated, but is it destiny or something more sinister that has drawn them to this haunted house? As they explore the attraction flaring between them, they fight to stay alive—but neither can guess the identity of the enemy they face or the lengths to which that enemy will go to cover up its sins.

A Chill at Twilight 
By Calista Fox

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Best Friend Scorned…

With her country music career in a downward spiral, Rachel Holt returns to her hometown of Onyx, Texas. There, a sexy cowboy named Luc Winston and a ghost as ominous as the town’s namesake awaits her. Not only is the ghost of Rachel’s best friend, who died seven years ago, haunting the Whispering Willow Inn where Rachel is staying, she’s terrorizing Rachel.

Believing Peyton’s ghost feels slighted by her long absence and her sizzling, rekindled romance with too-hot-to-handle Luc, Rachel tries to make amends with the scorned spirit. Only to discover a web of secrets and lies that leave her questioning whether Peyton’s death was an accident, as reported…or murder.

But can she survive the ghost’s fury long enough to get to the truth?

A Shadow at Twilight
Mary Leo

When is love enough? 

Hilly Thomson must once again give up her much-anticipated vacation in favor of her overbearing boss’s needs. Granted, her boss, Dillon Spencer, is now in a deep coma from a nasty car accident, but still…

To make matters worse, his spirit keeps appearing, mostly while she’s in the shower, asking questions and teasing her with his charm and sexy good looks. Before long this kinder, gentler Dillon has won her heart. But Dillon wasn’t alone in his car on that snowy road, and when he learns of the tragedy surrounding the accident his desire to return to his life is in question. Now Hilly, with the help of a few spunky, notoriously famous hotel ghosts, must convince Dillon that his life is worth fighting for, and nothing in this world or any other world can stop her from loving him, not even the threat of his returning to his old overbearing self.