Cancellation of Appearance at Hallowread

I will not be attending #Hallowread as planned this weekend. While I don’t wish to get into details out of respect for my family’s privacy, I will simply say that as much as I love these events, my family’s well-being will always take priority. I hope everyone has a lovely time and maybe I can catch you all there next year but for now I need to be home.

Much Love,

Author Event at The Wine Cellar TONIGHT!


Are you in the Westchester, New York area? Do you love wine and books? Are you free tonight? If you answered yes to these questions then you are in luck!!



Tonight from 6pm-8:30pm I’ll be at The Wine Cellar in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center with fellow authors Maggie Barbieri, Eileen Palma, Susie Orman Schnall, Beatriz Williams, Andy Siegel, Annabel Monaghan, and Emily Liebert for a fun filled night of wine tasting and book chatting :)

There will be complimentary wine samples, books for sale, raffles, giveaways, and more!

Big thanks to bloggers Emma Westchester and Stacy Knows for putting together this fantastic event…see you tonight!

Hallowread Festival in Ellicott City, Maryland!

I will be in the writing cave all week because I’ll be out of town this weekend at the  Hallowread Convention in Ellicott City, Maryland! I am so excited about this paranormal themed event. If you’re in the area this is a fun event for the whole family and if you love things that go bump in the night…then this is for you!


Here’s the “official” description from the website.


Hallowread is a book festival and mini-con for authors and fans of Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Steam Punk and Horror.

Multi author event with various activities throughout the weekend including Writing Workshops, Ghost Tour, SteamPunk Author Tea, Author Panels, Book Signing, Paranormal Investigation, the new House on Haunted Hill attraction at the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute. Hang out with your favorite authors in the haunted and historic town of Ellicott City, Maryland!

Local Maryland author of dark urban fantasy, Rachel Rawlings, had a crazy idea. Create a book convention for genre fiction and hold it the weekend before Halloween. Haunted and historic Ellicott City has always held a special place in her heart so there was no other place to take her convention. The town welcomed her and HallowRead with open arms. Each ticket sold helps raise money for the Ellicott City Partnership- a coalition of residents and business owners for the betterment of the town. HallowRead and the other events held in the historic district raise money for projects like rain barrels which help reduce the sediment and contaminants running into the Patapsco River and fund grants for projects like Paint Main Street which helped small business owners get a much needed fresh coat of paint improving the moral and over all appearance of the town. One ticket, whether it’s a $10 House on Haunted Hill attraction admission or the full monty ticket makes a difference for the town and the wonderful people who call it home, something Rachel is extremely proud of.



Check out this amazing weekend schedule?!


Friday, October 24th 2014 Events
Author Workshops at the Roger Carter Center: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
1:00 Beginner’s Guide To Self Publishing- Join best selling author L.M. Pruitt as she shares tips and tools of the trade necessary to hit the ground running!
2:00 Mastering Marketing with C.J. Ellisson- from social media to live events this USA today best selling author walks you through the steps of marketing. 90 minute seminar with Q&A session.
3:30 Judging A Book By It’s Cover- what makes a cover sell with Megan Jeanette Parker of EmCat Design
Wine and Dine down Main Street before the after dark activities start!
Haunted Ruins at Patapsco Female Institute- 7:00pm-10:00pm
Ghost Tours: 9:00pm
Movie Showcase: The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Hocus Pocus (family movie night free at parking lot of the Wine Bin)
Saturday, October 25th 2014 Events
Grab your swag bags when you check in at Roger Cart Center!
10:00 am SteamPunk Author Tea at Tea on the Tiber- Hosted by authors P.J Schnyder, Kady Cross, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurences. Enjoy a full tea service in the Victorian tea house Tea On The Tiber while listening to the authors read from their work. Brief Q&A session after the reading and tea. Door prizes.
Panels held at the new Roger Carter Center
10:30 Book of Shadows- Spells, potions and creepy concoctions, behind the magic in our books-Elizabeth Kirke, Willow Cross, KB Miller, Kelly Harmon, Julieanne Lynch, Rachel Rawlings
11:00 Legends & Lore- Where do stories really come from-L.M. Pruitt, Jackie Mae, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Elizabeth Kirke, Christopher Mannino, Alexa Egan, Megan Parker & Nathan Squiers
11:30 Almost Human- Monsters move mainstream, our need to make them more like us-Sara Humphreys, CJ Ellisson, Alexa Egan, AC Arthur, Rachel Rawlings, Andrew Grey
11:30 Hybrids- and no we’re not talking about the car-Tee Morris, Pip Ballentine and PJ Schnyder
Lunch 12:30-1:30 (at restaurants of your choice throughout town, limited sandwiches and beverages available on site at Roger Carter)
1:00 Kids Story Time with K.B. Miller and Jackie Mae (free kids crafts offered from 12-2) Courtyard at Tongue Row
1:30 Once Bitten- Fanged and Fabulous-Sara Humphreys, CJ Ellisson, Cat Miller, Julieanne Lynch, AC James, Megan Parker & Nathan Squiers
1:30 How To Host A Tea Party -Pip Ballentine, Tee Morris, PJ Schnyder and Kady Cross
2:00 Oh God, You Devil- Heaven, Hell and somewhere in the middle-Jolea Harrison, Rochelle Maya Callen, D. Antoinette and L.M. Pruitt, Christopher Mannino
2:30 Author Game Night!- Scattergories and Mad Libs with some madly fun people-Mary Behre and co host Lynne Silver, Alexa Egan, AC Arthur, Rochelle Maya Callen, Andrew Grey
3:00 Dead Man Talking- do you believe in ghosts?-Willow Cross, Kady Cross, Jolea Harrison, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Kaye Guiliani, Rochelle Maya Callen
3:30 Name That Vampire- authors read popular quotes from famous vampires, name the vampire and win a prize-CJ Ellisson, AC James, Cat Miller, Sara Humphreys, Julieanne Lynch, LM Pruitt
4:30 Book Signing and Photo op- 2nd floor Roger Carter Center handicap accessible meet and greet with your favorite authors, take pictures and get your books signed, find new authors and books, collect some swag!
5:00-9:00pm Palm and Tarot Card Readings at the Historical Society Museum
Paranormal investigations- Team up with the Dead of Night Paranormal Investigations inside the Historical Society Museum and Maryland Paranormal Research inside Mt. Ida (6-9pm)! Limited number of tickets available for this event!
Haunted Ruins- 7:00pm-10:00pm
Ghost Tour- 9:00pm
Movie Showcase The Shining (free movie at the parking lot of the Wine Bin)


Get your tickets HERE!


10704022_10100286779947611_2491360236232459652_nI was so freaking excited for NY COMIC CON this year and with good reason!! Geek fan-girl fun and a panel?! SO lucky!





My beautiful, talented, amazing, sister came along and took pics of the whole crazy day. She’s awesome.



In addition to geeking out at NY COMIC CON, I had the distinct pleasure of participating on a panel  with fellow authors; Damon Suede, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Tyler, and Stephanie Julian. Our panel, SEXY BEASTS: Paranormal Romance Heroes and Why We Love Them, was held on Saturday night and I’ll be honest…we thought that no one was going to show up.




LOL! I’m happy to report we were wrong. WAY wrong. Our room was packed and there wasn’t an empty seat in the house….the fact that The Hobbit panel immediately followed ours may have had something to do with it but who cares?!

You can see a little video of the crowd here>>>Post by Sara Humphreys.






The audience was awesome and a bunch of folks lined up at the microphone to ask questions. There were so many that we didn’t have time to answer them all! Our moderator, Geoff Symon, did an incredible job and kept the entire event moving smoothly. After the panel we were able to connect with fans and readers, which is always the best part!






It was an incredible experience and we hope to do it again next year.

I also go to fan girl!

I met Manu Bennett…

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and my lifelong crush, William Shatner. Le sigh…..



My twins had a blast and one of them dressed up as The Engineer from TF2. He was so psyched when people wanted to take pictures with him and he even ended up on The Gothamist website.

What an AMAZING time! I can’t wait until next year…..

Baltimore Book Fest This Weekend!


If you’re in the Baltimore area this weekend, then I hope you’ll come by the Baltimore Book Festival. This weekend long event is held in the Inner Harbor area and features hundreds of authors from all over. I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the Maryland Romance Writer’s stage events. I’ll be speaking on two panels on Sunday but my buddies from MRWA will be there all weekend. And we’re talking about amazing authors like Laura Kaye, Avery Flynn, Damon Suede, Eliza Knight, Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid….and more!

If you love books then this event is not be missed and if you love romance…well get your butt over to the Maryland Romance Writer’s stage. Here’s a link to their full schedule!

Hope to see you there!



UNBOUND is Up for Pre-Order!



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EXCERPT WARS Starts Today!


My fellow authors and I want to give you some juicy sneak peeks into our super sexy box set and we’re hoping you’ll share these snippets with your friends. In fact, we’re so excited about it and you guys have been so supportive of us…we want to give away more prizes!

From 9/18-9/20 we’ll be playing EXCERPT WARS on our Facebook page. Each day all ten authors will post an excerpt from our books in the Tall, Dark, and Paranormal box set.  Every time you share and comment on the posts, you increase your odds of winning the Grand Prize–a $100 Amazon gift card.  Not only that, we’ve got 10 eBooks up for grabs too.


Thank you so much everyone for your support! This big box set is still only #99cents for all 10 books. *Offer ends soon.

Happy Book Birthday to US!



TALL, DARK, AND PARANORMAL is finally here!!! Woot! You get 10 full length novels for just $0.99. *For a limited time.*
Join me and authors Lori Handeland, Laura Kaye, Caridad Pineiro, Stephanie Julian, Opal Carew, Randi Alexander, Terry Spear, Paige Tyler, and Judi Fennell, as we celebrate the launch of our super sexy box set with a big Facebook party!  At our launch party today we’ll be giving away prizes, chatting, posting pictures of paranormal hotties, and more!

4:00-4:30 Laura Kaye
4:30-5:00 Terry Spear
5:00-5:30 Sara Humphreys
5:30-6:00 Randi Alexander
6:00-6:30 Lori Handeland
6:30-7:00 Opal Carew
7:00-7:30 Judi Fennell
7:30-8:00 Stephanie Julian
8:00-8:30 Caridad Pineiro
8:30-9:00 Paige Tyler



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Facebook Party on Tuesday!



Join me and authors Lori Handeland, Laura Kaye, Caridad Pineiro, Stephanie Julian, Opal Carew, Randi Alexander, Terry Spear, Paige Tyler, and Judi Fennell, as they celebrate the launch of their super sexy box set! You’ll get 10 thrilling tales of sexy alpha bad boys for just $0.99 for a limited time! We’ll be giving away prizes, chatting, posting pictures of paranormal hotties, and more!

4:00-4:30 Laura Kaye
4:30-5:00 Terry Spear
5:00-5:30 Sara Humphreys
5:30-6:00 Randi Alexander
6:00-6:30 Lori Handeland
6:30-7:00 Opal Carew
7:00-7:30 Judi Fennell
7:30-8:00 Stephanie Julian
8:00-8:30 Caridad Pineiro
8:30-9:00 Paige Tyler



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Monday Memes

It’s Monday. Again.


Now that I work from home, Mondays aren’t quite as cringe inducing as they used to be but with the boys going back to school…well.. you get the idea.

While I was searching the internet for a silly meme about Monday, I stumbled across a series of them and I thought I’d share them with you.

We can all use a smile, especially on a Monday.

Monday-Break-Up 91aa70ea5d393aec34f8aad3982598b3And finally…because you’re awesome….


Off to get some writing and editing done. Have a great one and I’ll see you on the other side. (aka Tuesday)

By the by…if you’re looking for something to perk up your Monday, how about a box set of 10 paranormal romance books for only $0.99?

TallDarkAndParanormal3DBundle_800pxDownload TALL, DARK, AND PARANORMAL today for under $1~


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(Nook is coming but BN is notoriously sloooooow to upload.)