Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Read Hot Ink (Inked in the Steel City Book 1) For Free

The first book in my Inked in the Steel City Series is now available for free at all ebook retailers. :) Book 7 coming Feb. 13th!


Mina never meant to fall for her sexy tattoo artist, Eric, or to become a model. But when she’s asked to pose in a photo shoot for the Hot Ink tattoo studio, she can’t say no. She finally gets a look at Eric’s tattoos when they’re cajoled into posing together, and in a few breathtaking moments, an on-camera kiss turns the passion they’re asked to fake into something very real, leaving them both wanting more. The only problem is that Mina’s not the glamour girl she looks like on the Hot Ink posters, or even in a tattoo magazine. She’s only twenty-four, but being the sole guardian of her disabled younger sister has left her feeling much older. Will Eric still be interested when he gets to know the girl behind the ink and the make-up and finds out that she and her little sister are a package deal?

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Monday, January 12, 2015

January Newsletter Contest Winner Announcement

Just drew January's newsletter contest winner and it's:

Casey H.

Congrats Casey and thank you to all who participated. :) Casey won a signed paperback -- her choice of my 2014 releases:

 
 
  
As always, there will be a new contest in the next newsletter. If you're not a subscriber, you can sign up now in time to receive the February edition.

Also coming in February is my first 2015 release! Alluring Ink will release on February 13th.


Love is risk. Love is heartbreak. Love is an addiction a single mom like Crystal can’t afford. And accomplished tattoo artist Dylan is a temptation she can’t resist. He’s only in town for a few weeks as a guest artist, but the attraction is instant. With her past shadowing everything she does, it feels good to have someone who doesn’t judge … and doesn’t know.
Love is just the spark before the crash and burn, especially when your demons are something more than standard-issue. Dylan craves Crystal with everything he has, but their days together are supposed to be numbered.
Book 7 in the Inked in the Steel City Series.
Available for pre-order at…
Add to your to-read shelf on Goodreads.
Give my Alluring Ink writing playlist a listen on Spotify.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Inked in the Steel City Book 7 Reveal

I haven't exactly kept it secret, but for anyone who hasn't heard... I'm not done with the Inked in the Steel City Series yet. Here's Book 7. :)


Alluring Ink
Inked in the Steel City Book 7

Love is risk. Love is heartbreak. Love is an addiction a single mom like Crystal can’t afford. And accomplished tattoo artist Dylan is a temptation she can’t resist. He’s only in town for a few weeks as a guest artist, but the attraction is instant. With her past shadowing everything she does, it feels good to have someone who doesn’t judge … and doesn’t know.

Love is just the spark before the crash and burn, especially when your demons are something more than standard-issue. Dylan craves Crystal with everything he has, but their days together are supposed to be numbered.

Releasing February 13th


Pre-order now at...

Apple iBooks

Meanwhile, I put my writing playlist for Alluring Ink on Spotify. You can listen to it here.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Goodbye 2014: Highlights of My Year in Photos

At the end of every year, I put together a post with all my highlights from the past 12 months. It's probably my favorite post of the year -- all the good stuff crammed into one post (and none of the bad). :D

Somehow, despite a lot of time-consuming life events, like having a new baby, I managed to fit a lot of other good stuff into 2014 too. Here are my highlights...

The aforementioned baby.

Had an exciting start to the year when she was born in January. And she's been the most easygoing baby of all time.  I basically won the baby lottery. And bonus...
I think she might be a jiu-jitsu prodigy. Not to brag.


New Orleans! Visited a bucket-list city.




I've wanted to visit New Orleans since I was a kid. Spent a week there in May for the RT Convention.

The bayou did not disappoint. I've never seen so many alligators in one place in my life!


Beating the VA Spartan Super Race like a boss.

I got this bee in my bonnet to run the VA Spartan Super Race (8 mile obstacle race, the VA Super is one of the hardest) with my husband. Mostly because he said I couldn't do it.

After months of forcing myself to run in the Southern heat and getting really sweaty lifting weights in my basement...

I beat the VA Spartan Super in August. And I will never, ever let anyone forget it. Especially my husband.

This was the race terrain -- a ski resort.

Meeting up with kindred book-hoarding spirits.

Few things are more exciting to me than getting to hang out with fellow book-lovers (other people don't understand). In 2014 I met up with readers and authors at book signings in Atlanta, New Orleans, Knoxville and Cincinnati. I had a great time in each city!

At TNVAE in Knoxville.

Queen City Indie Con in Cincinnati.

This new tattoo.

I've been planning this tattoo for years and got it in April. My schedule is tight with two kids, so the artist did this in one session of ~7 hours. It's a line from the last chapter of my favorite book.

Also, I published 4 books.

I almost forgot to add this, but it's still kind of a big deal. ;D 

My 2014 publishing line-up...

 

 

This is actually the fewest number of books I've ever published in a year, but I'm proud of each one, and with the new baby and other events that occurred this year, I feel like this is pretty damn good! 

As you can see, I launched a new series this year -- my Lock and Key Series.


Deciding I can. Not. Let the Inked in the Steel City Series go.

I know I said it was going to be a 6 book series, but all bets are off. Book 7 is coming this winter.


Thank you for being a part of my 2014. I can't wait to share 2015 with you! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Newsletter Contest Winner Announcement


In celebration of the Inked in the Steel City Series' 3 year anniversary, I gave away a signed set of all the series books so far (1-6) for my December newsletter giveaway. I just drew the winner and it's:

Robin G.

Congrats Robin, and thanks to all who participated. :)

As always, next month's newsletter will include a new subscribers-only contest. If you're not a subscriber but would like to be, you can sign up here.

P.S. If you haven't heard yet, a 7th Inked in the Steel City Series book is on the way. ;) I'll be doing a cover reveal soon. Meanwhile, here's my reveal on who the book will be about:


Friday, December 5, 2014

Officer in Pursuit (Lock and Key, #3) Releases Today!

It's release day for Officer in Pursuit, Book 3 in my Lock and Key Series! :) Are you ready for Grey and Kerry's story?


Officer in Pursuit (Lock and Key, #3)


Secrets are what Kerry has lived and breathed for the past three years, and those secrets may kill her, if she’s not careful. Her new life in a coastal North Carolina paradise is haunted by her past and ruled by her number one goal: to not be noticed. Even if that means denying her attraction to Officer Grey Morgan, who’s set his sights on her beyond any doubts and despite all odds.
Grey has spent his summer in pursuit of Kerry, but what he doesn’t know is that nothing with her is as it seems and loving her comes with a price.
What she doesn’t know is that there’s no risk he won’t take, and no way he’ll let her fight her demons alone.
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I'm giving away a signed book to celebrate -- the winner's choice of my backlist titles (books other than my new release, Officer in Pursuit). Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance to win.

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Also available in the Lock and Key Series:

 

Thanks for stopping by to celebrate my new release with me. :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Inked in the Steel City Series 3 Year Anniversary Sale & Reveal



The Inked in the Steel City Series turns 3 this month! In December 2011, I published Hot Ink (Book 1), and the series has since expanded into six volumes that are my most popular titles. I appreciate the years of support and am doing a couple special things to celebrate this milestone.


First of all, I'm holding a sale. My biggest one ever (by far), actually. Now through December 17th, the Inked in the Steel City Series Box Set #1 is $0.99 (reg. $7.99). You can find it on sale at:


AMAZON   B&N   APPLE   KOBO

I’m also revealing  — for the first time — which couple will star in Book 7 (coming in 2015). Watch the video below to find out. ;)




Thank you for showing the Hot Ink Tattoo Studio so much love over the past 3 years. ;)