Thursday, March 15, 2012

So many ways to win!

I'm celebrating the re-release of Haunting Warrior in mass market paperback (originally published in the larger, more expensive trade size).  Today you'll find me in several places:

 Literal Addiction, where there's a fun interview and a giveaway!

Barbara White Daille's Blog where I'm doing a giveaway.

Writerspace Blogs where I'm doing a giveaway.

The Romance Studio where the giveaways are everywhere.

Whew!  Hope to see you at one of those locales!

Remember, both Haunting Beauty and Haunting Warrior are now part of the buy 3 get 4 book deal on Amazon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Haunting Warrior (Mists of Ireland 2) and Booksellers Best Award Winner

I loved writing this book for more reasons that I can say--but the big one, was Rory MacGrath.  I loved everything about that man, and I'll tell the truth, I'm still in love with him.

This week Haunting Warrior released in mass market paperback (so the "regular" sized paperback--originally it came out in the larger, more expensive trade).  So now, I'm happy to say, the price is down on both the print and the ebook and you can get the first two in my Mists of Ireland series as part of the buy 3 and get the 4th free promotion on amazon.  Just's a smokin' deal.

HAUNTING WARRIOR is the story of Rory MacGrath, who readers met in the first book of my Haunting Series, HAUNTING BEAUTY. The night Rory’s father disappeared from his life, Rory disappeared too . . . .but only for a few moments. He was just five at the time, but Rory—as children will—has always felt responsible for what happened that night. In his heart, he feels that something he did, or didn’t do, caused his father to vanish.

Twenty-five years later, Rory is a man now, and not one to dwell in the past. He’s sealed up his memories and put them into long term storage. Living in the US, Rory has turned away from his family, his heritage—and the very magic that has defined his people for centuries. But all that is about to change when Rory MacGrath meets his fate head on.

What made Rory so special for me is the fact that he begins so completely broken. He’s disconnected from everything he loves. He’s convinced himself that he doesn’t mind being alone and that he doesn’t long for more.

But I didn’t believe him. I knew what was in his heart.

It took a very special woman to mate with this incredible man and Rory had to travel through time to find her. His journey to meet his destiny spans only a few days, yet in it he and the woman he was meant for find the love of a lifetime.

You can learn more about Erin's books at  Watch the trailers for all the Mists of Ireland books at:

Haunting Beauty (Mists of Ireland 1)
Haunting Warrior (Mists of Ireland 2)
Haunting Desire (Mists of Ireland 3)
Haunting Embrace (Mists of Ireland 4)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Welcome Barbara White Daille

It's always my pleasure to host other writers on my blog and when those writers just happen to be the nicest people on the planet...well, I'm thrilled.  Such is the case with the talented, wonderful Barbara White Daille.  Barbara is here talking about her new book, THE RODEO MAN'S DAUGHTER .  She's given us a sneak peak and a giveaway, so be sure to keep reading to the end!

Welcome, Barbara!

Erin, thanks again for the invitation to blog with you and to share my latest release with your readers! I'm thrilled to talk about THE RODEO MAN'S DAUGHTER and to chat about heroes in general.

Readers, it's always a pleasure to visit Erin's blog. Just take a look at my surroundings right now, and you'll understand why. (smile) These gorgeous hunks on the covers make me think of all the men we love to read and write about.

If you're like me—and many other readers—when it comes to heroes, you like to know what makes them tick. To watch how they learn and change and grow. And to see them suffer a bit before they earn their happy endings!

A couple of my heroes live in the small town of Flagman's Folly, New Mexico. Both were born and raised there, both attended the same schools, but their shared experiences end right there.

Sam Robertson, from my previous book (A RANCHER'S PRIDE), comes from the wealthy family that originally built the town. At the start of this story, he "inherits" a four-year-old child he’s never met—and never even knew he’d fathered. That’s a tough enough situation for any man to encounter. But then...

Remember what I said about seeing our heroes suffer? Sam finds he can't communicate with his own child because she's deaf. The stakes are raised even higher when he discovers his daughter's aunt wants to take Becky away from him.

Let me tell you, Sam suffered, all right. And because I cared so much about all three of the characters, so did I!

Writing my current release, THE RODEO MAN'S DAUGHTER, turned out to be a heart-tugging experience for me, too. In this book, the hero's suffering comes from both the present and his long-ago past.

Here's a bit about him:

As a teen, Caleb Cantrell took off for the fame and fortune of the rodeo circuit, where he became a star. When he's tossed by a bull and almost loses his life, his rodeo dreams are destroyed. Now, he's certain he won't have a future until he shakes off his past.

Caleb grew up dirt-poor and looked down upon by folks in his hometown. That drives him back to Flagman's Folly, where he intends to settle scores with everyone who’d done him wrong—and then to leave them all behind and get on with the rest of his life.

The minute he returns, though, he's confronted by the stark reminders of his childhood. In this clip from the beginning of the book, he has just arrived in town.

A long memory made for bad company when a man had too much time on his hands. Especially when those hands held a sizable number of grudges.

Caleb Cantrell eased up on the gas pedal of the pickup truck he'd rented earlier that morning at the airport. He cut the engine and stepped down from the cab, his worn boots hitting the ground and raising a cloud of dust. First time in ten years he'd set foot in Flagman's Folly, New Mexico, and the layer of dirt that now marked him made it seem as if he'd never left.

Yet he'd come a hell of a long way since then.

Here on the outskirts of town, he stood and stared across the unpaved road at the place he'd once had to call home. After he'd left there, he'd slept in no-tell motels, lived out of tour buses and trucks and, eventually, spent time in luxury hotels. Didn't matter where you went, you could always tell the folks who took pride in ownership from the ones who didn't give a damn.

Even here, you could spot the evidence. Not a ritzy neighborhood, not a small community, just a collection of ramshackle houses and tarpaper shacks. A few had shiny windows and spindly flowers in terra-cotta pots. Some had no windowpanes at all. Here and there, he noted a metal-sided prefab home with too many coats of paint on it and weeds poking through the cinder blocks holding it up.

And somewhere, beyond all that, he knew he'd find a handful of sun-bleached trailers, their only decoration the cheap curtains hanging inside. The fabric blocked the view into the units through the rusty holes eaten into their sides.

Sometimes, the curtains blocked sights no kid should see, of mamas doing things no mama should do.

Swallowing hard, he retreated a pace, as if he'd felt the pull of one rust-corroded hulk in particular. It wouldn't still be there. It couldn't. But he had no intention of going over there to make sure.

Across the way, a gang of kids hung out near a sagging wire fence and a pile of cast-off truck tires. Still quiet, but soon their laughter and loud conversations would start, followed by the shouts from inside the houses. Some of the houses, anyway.

The rough edges of his ignition key bit into his palm.

In all the years he'd been gone from this town and with all the miles he'd logged, he should have shoved away everything that bothered him about this place.

He hadn't forgotten a single one of them.
It also creates one more conflict he has to deal with.

Your turn now! Tell me, what types of conflicts and issues do you like your heroes to face?

Originally from the East Coast, award-winning author Barbara White Daille now lives with her husband in the warm, sunny Southwest, where they love the lizards in the front yard but could do without the scorpions in the bathroom.

From the time she was a toddler, Barbara found herself fascinated by those things her mom called "books." Once she learned the words between the covers held the magic of storytelling, she wanted to see her words in print so she could weave that spell for others.

Barbara hopes you will enjoy reading her stories and will find your own storytelling magic in them!

THE RODEO MAN'S DAUGHTER can be found at:Harlequin, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and at your favorite local and online bookstores.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

How TMoblie Gouges

I don't use my blog to rant much, but I am so furious right now that I can't help myself.  My family left Tmobile after we got fed up with poor service and with the fact that they couldn't resolve their differences with apple so we could get iPhones.  They charged me $200 a line to leave--and this included a line that one of their sales folks had talked me into years ago as a sales promo--but then when it was time to renew and i tried to get rid of it, they told me it would cost me money to do it.

So I had a line I had never, EVER used, never had a phone attached to--NADA and I had to pay $200 for it, too.  I sucked it up and paid the fees.  But then they sent me another bill that says I ow an additional $346 on top of the $1000 I just paid because I dared to leave them to go to another provider.  If I'd called them to cancel, they would have stopped the billing on my service instantly.  But since a provider took me over, they billed me for the rest of the month--EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T HAVE SERVICE!!!!  Can you believe that?  How is that not GOUGING????

Anyone else have cell phone nightmare stories?  Help me spread the word about Tmobile.  Read ever single stupid fine print line and don't trust their people to tell you all the fees when you talk to them.