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Great Deal!

Because of the approaching Halloween season, Sourcebooks has lowered the price of PLAIN FEAR: FORSAKEN, ebook edition (Kindle and Nook), for one week! A great deal if you haven’t read it yet! Spread the news!!!

In fact, I think this deserves a contest! I’ll give away a mix for making soft pretzels, which I have to say are delicious. How to win: send the link to folks you know. I’ll post a blurb of the book and link below. Then post a comment on my blog and tell me how many folks you sent the link to. You’ll then be entered in the drawing. I’ll draw a name November 4th!


Hannah Schmidt, a young Amish woman mourning the mysterious death of her beloved Jacob, must decide between two brothers, between good and evil. When she learns her first love is now the vampire Akiva, she must forsake him and cling to a new love, a lasting love, one that will save her soul.


The kittens are very rambunctious! They are much more comfortable with us now. Since they haven’t been handled much in the past, we are very pleased to how they have become accustomed to us, getting in our laps, purring for us, playing with us. They are very sweet. Our other animals are not too happy by all of this. Miracle, our 7 year old cat, growls at them. We let her stay in the bathroom with them, supervised of course, and she watched them playing for a long time. She’s curious but very mad. Our sweet lab, Liberty, was curious about them but she scared them and they hissed and spit at her. So she lost interest. Hilo, our labradoodle, is very curious about them but she is too rambunctious to be near them. So we continue to introduce them. Don’t forget to toss out a couple of suggestions for names, and you will be entered to win one or more of my books. If we choose the name you suggested then you’ll win 5 books! But if we choose a name of our own, then I will draw 5 winners and give each a book.

Pictures of the kitten

The kittens arrived yesterday evening. They were nervous and scared at first but they are now playing and purring for us. So sweet! The gray one will be my sister’s cat, and the blond one is ours. We thought she was a girl but now we’re not so sure. So please suggest some boy names! I’ll draw for the winner(s) after we visit the vet on Monday.

Last chance!!!

Last chance to enter the name the kitten contest! If you suggest the name that is chosen by us to name our new kitten, then you will win 5 of my books. If no one suggests the name we pick, then I will choose 5 winners to get a copy of one of my books! So make some suggestions. I will make the drawing on Monday! If you’ve already entered, you can suggest some other names to be entered more than once. That sweet little face needs a name!

Kitten contest!

It’s been a rough couple of weeks around here as many of you know from the posts on my FB page. For those that don’t know, my father-in-law passed away last week. Obviously, it’s been very difficult. One thing about my father-in-law is that he LOVED animals. He had a dog and several cats. He had a new cat that he believed was a boy but that ‘boy’ turned out to be a girl when she delivered 5 kittens on April 1st. When we went up to Kansas City last week for the funeral, we decided to adopt one of the kittens. She is too young to leave her momma yet, so she’ll be coming to our house in the next few weeks. The problem is: trying to find her a name! We have four very independent thinkers around here and we cannot seem to agree. At first, we thought we would name her Annie, because my daughter was in the musical last fall. However, not everyone likes that name. So we have come up with: Hula (as in Rock-a-hula baby because we love all things Hawaiian!), Beatrix (as in Beatrix Potter), and Harper (for Harper Lee). Alas, we have not yet agreed. So I’m appealing to you for help!

Here’s the contest, offer as many suggestions as you would like. If we choose the name that you have suggested, I will give you a set of my books: Elvis Takes a Back Seat, Lookin’ Back, Texas, Ruby’s Slippers, Once in a Blue Moon and Facelift. If we do not choose a name that is suggested here, then I will still giveaway 5 books, one to each that I draw from those who offered suggestions here.

In the above picture, the kitten we will be bringing home is the one on the left. So go ahead: make a kitty name suggestion!

Gargantuan Contest

My friend Jennifer Archer has a new book coming out: Through Her Eyes. It’s her first young adult novel. I’ve already got my book pre-ordered! Jennifer is an amazing author. I first met her in 1995 when we were both up for Golden Heart Awards and we sat next to each other during the award ceremony in Hawaii. She’s a terrific writer, and I am always eager for a new Jennifer Archer book to read! So as you go pre-order your book, check out her new contest, which has some exciting prizes!