Saturday, November 28, 2015

New Series and a New Cover!

Since things are happening quicker than I expected, I've got some cover art eye candy for you folks to see!

My new series is set to release May 17, 2016!

As the darkness rises, magic is their only defense—if it doesn’t end the world.

The Dark War, Book 1

Witch. Hunter. Traitor. Kali Richards’s solitary life’s work is to hunt the evildoers of her own kind and bring them to justice. She’s poised to catch her latest bounty when she realizes her quarry is a witch-vampire hybrid with a taste for blood—Kali’s blood.

She’s lost quite a lot of it when Wyatt, the ex who still owns the pieces of her shattered heart, comes to her rescue. Eight years apart hasn’t cooled her anger over their breakup. Neither has it cooled the desire still steaming between them.

As Wyatt heals her wounds, he brings disturbing news: Kali’s mother has awakened from a years-long coma with a prophecy on her lips. A Dark War is coming that will pit supernatural against human. Kali is the key to stopping it.

Except Kali isn’t what you’d call adept at spellcasting. Like it or not, she needs a lot of help. From Wyatt, and from the organization that she turned her back on once before—the Witch Hunter’s Union. Even with an army at her back, she’s in for one hell of a ride…

Warning: May contain a stubborn little kick-ass witch, a wickedly sexy ex-boyfriend and a whole lot of hybrid trouble.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Release Day!!

It's Valiant Heart's official release day today! Yippy! I'm really proud of this book because I've finally brought my Amazon women to life. If you like strong, kick-ass heroines, this is the book for you!

I'm over at Paranormal Haven today talking about non-traditional romance and running a contest! Check it out! LINK

To my newsletter folks, I've randomly drawn the signed paperback and book cover magnet set winners and they are: Angel Baby, Tiana S and Angel! Congratulations! (Check your email for information!)

When the choice is love or loyalty, no matter what she chooses the heart will bleed.

The Order of the Wolf, Book 6

Slay the beasts. Save the day. Such is Ariana’s role in her first mission for the Queen. She has no reason to think the rest will be any different…until, in the heat of battle, she uses her powers to heal an injured Order Huntress.
Her gift doesn’t go unnoticed. Lance, her very own Hunter, zeroes in, and a different battle is on. Lance is hot and very attentive, but this Amazon is determined to stay independent.

Lance has prepared his whole life to battle alongside his mate. Now that he’s found her, nothing and no one else matters. He’s not letting her go.
For the Queen’s second mission—bring the Oracle into the tribe—Ariana risks taking Lance’s bond to get more power. She never expected her body to crave more pleasure, her heart to lower its defenses.

As the battle rages on between Huntresses and beasts, there’s a foul plan in play that will force Ariana to decide where her loyalty lies. The cost of her choice could be a life.

Product Warnings

Contains a squirm-worthy love triangle, plus some scenes of debatable consent between a take-no-crap Huntress and a super-hot playboy with a come-hither smile and a come-multiple-times tongue.

Thanks for all the support for my Order series!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Editor Appreciation Day!

Samhain Publishing is celebrating their 10th anniversary this month and they've got a whole bunch of amazing things going on.

Even though I'm approaching my 6th book release with Samhain, I'm still a newbie there and one person who I really want to thank for helping to guide me through the insane experience of a release every three months (or so) has been my amazing editor, Holly Atkinson.

She and I share a passion for kick ass female characters, Buffy, and working our asses off. She has taught me so much in the time we've been working together and for some reason has not yet gotten sick of editing my work.

She has been there for me with valuable advice, has guided my writing, and has pushed me when I needed it. She also leaves me funny notes while we're editing because sometimes I do dumb shit.

She has been the greatest cheerleader of my Order of the Wolf series and has believed in my vision the entire time. Now we're working on another series, The Dark War, and I'm so excited to have her with me on a new adventure.

She offered me my first contract with Samhain a few years ago and it changed my writing life. I count her as a friend as well as a mentor and I can't tell you enough just how awesome of a person she is.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Long and Short Reviews is Having a Party!!

Mayhem is featured over at Long and Short Reviews for their Anniversary party today! Pop over and enter to win a giveaway for an Amazon or BN gc! 

In other fabulous news....I recently accepted an offer of representation from Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds! Yippy! We'll be working on a non-paranormal project (gasp!) together. 

I'm gearing up for Valiant Heart's release on November 10th. If you haven't pre-ordered, the links are below. This is Lance and Ariana's story. I know a lot of folks really loved Lance and Ariana is maybe one of my favourite heroines in the series...she's a kick-ass Amazon warrior. 

I'll be featuring some exclusive excerpts in my upcoming newsletters, as well as a contest, so if you want a taste of Lance and Ariana, I suggest you sign up.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Release day! Are you ready for Mayhem?

Book five in The Order of the Wolf is out today! I can't wait for you all to get a taste of Mayhem.

He will rock her world…once he shows her how he really howls.

The Order of the Wolf, Book 5

By night, Mayhem howls out monster rock hits to roaring crowds, and lives the rock ’n’ roll dream. But lately he wants more than empty sex marathons with lusting fangirls. When he spies a beautiful redhead at his latest album launch party, his wolf howls only for her.

He can taste her sweetness and innocence hovering just beyond his grasp, but it’ll be a delicate task showing her the side of his life no one ever sees. When the sun rises, and his wolf form takes over.

Fledgling rock magazine editor Hannah knows the minute she lays eyes on Mayhem that she won’t fit into his world. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fantasize that she’s the only woman wrapped around his smoking-hot body.

One kiss—one perfect kiss—and Mayhem is ready to seal the deal of and for a lifetime. But before he can properly introduce Hannah to both halves of himself, she is gone without a trace. And the rapidly cooling trail smells distinctly of Hunter…

Product Warnings

Contains a pack alpha/rock star with an attitude. He’s HOT. As in whole-lot-of-trouble hot. Set-your-panties-on-fiyah hot. Make-you-want-to-climb-into-this-book hot. Sensitive readers be warned, once he zeroes in on his mate, he's not above breaking a few rules to get what he wants.

If you didn't preorder your copy, you can get it here:


Now, for some release day festivities! 

I've got an exclusive excerpt and contest happening over at Paranormal Haven today!

And I'm hosting a fabulous FB party with my girl, Julie Particka/Seleste DeLaney!

Everyone Needs a Little Blackmail and Mayhem Party!
Hosted by: Julie Particka (a.k.a Seleste DeLaney) and Angela Addams
When: August 11 from 12:00 - 9:00 pm EST

Join us for some naughty fun and shenanigans! There will be loads of giveaways happening all day from each participating author as well as a grand prize of a $30 Amazon GC and one ecopy of a book from each of the authors! That’s a LOAD of books!!

Our dirty, filthy line up of hot and heavy authors is: Amanda Young, Abigail Baker, Rebecca Brooks, Keri Lake, Kerri Carpenter, Tina Donahue, Avery Flynn, Katee Robert, Mary Anne Marshall, Jodi Linton, Lisa Burstein, Jodi Redford, Teri Anne Stanley, MK Meredith, Julie Particka and Angela Addams!

Tomorrow I'm over at Bitten by Books for another RELEASE PARTY!!  Be sure to check it out! There's another exclusive excerpt from Mayhem and I'll be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and answering questions.

In other news... Valiant Heart is up for pre-order at a great price!

The winner of the special newsletter contest celebrating Mayhem's release is: Doreen R!! Congratulations!

If you want a chance to enter one of my  newsletter contests, you know what you have to do. 

Sign up for my newsletter HERE

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Release Day Parties!!

Everyone Needs a Little Blackmail and Mayhem Party!
Hosted by: Julie Particka (a.k.a Seleste DeLaney) and Angela Addams
When: August 11 from 12:00 - 9:00 pm EST

Join us for some naughty fun and shenanigans! There will be loads of giveaways happening all day from each participating author as well as a grand prize of a $30 Amazon GC and one ecopy of a book from each of the authors! That’s a LOAD of books!!

Our dirty, filthy line up of hot and heavy authors is: Amanda Young, Abigail Baker, Rebecca Brooks, Keri Lake, Kerri Carpenter, Tina Donahue, Avery Flynn, Katee Robert, Mary Anne Marshall, Jodi Linton, Lisa Burstein, Jodi Redford, Teri Anne Stanley, MK Meredith, Julie Particka and Angela Addams!

I'll also be at Bitten by Books on August 12 for another party where I'll be giving away a $50 Amazon GC!

RSVP here and you'll get 25 additional entries into the contest!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Newsletter Signup Party!!

I'm liking the newsletter thing a lot. So much that I want more people to sign up for it. I've decided to have a NEWSLETTER SIGNUP PARTY!!

What's that? Well, I'm going to have a two part contest.

Part 1: You sign up for my newsletter HERE and you're automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon gc (those of you already signed up are automatically in the draw)

The winner will be randomly chosen and announced in my August 1 newsletter.

Part 2: In the August 1 newsletter will be a new contest! You'll find a rafflecopter link to enter to win a prize pack with a bunch of cool goodies, including a signed paperback copy of Wolves' Bane, a limited edition Order of the Wolf keychain, magnets, stickers and more!

Great idea, right? I thought so ;-) 

Sign up for the NEWSLETTER, get a chance to win some cool stuff! Yay! 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

To Pitch or not to Pitch

Things are going to be changing around here, folks. I've decided that I'm going to keep the blog for announcements here and there, release information and things I've learned on my writing journey.

So, if you're looking for exclusive excerpts from upcoming releases, special contests, early cover reveals, you're going to want to get yourselves signed up for my newsletter.

I'm sharing an exclusive excerpt from Mayhem (release August 11) in my July's a super steamy one, folks,  you probably don't want to miss it. 

Now, on to the learning bit...To Pitch or not to Pitch...

One of my goals while at the RT Convention in Dallas was to pitch to agents/editors. That's right...a live, in person pitch to one of those supreme beings who hold all author's dreams in their grasps.

Now, I know that the general consensus among authors is that many of us would rather not do the live and in person's stressful and pitching in person allows for the opportunity to mess up...which I did...a few times. But I went in with the expectation that this would be a good learning experience at the very least. 

Here's how it went for me:

Pre-Con - I drafted a pitch...wrote it on cue cards and then practiced it with a friend. I was making a lot of mistakes here...reading mostly from the cue cards, in one case I even skipped one of them and lost a huge component of the story in the process (but was too nervous to notice). She gave me some feedback and we adjusted the pitch so that it flowed better. It read like a blurb, which is good but was very scripted...which was maybe not so good...keep reading. 

At various times, the days leading up to the departure, even on the plane, I would pull out my little cue cards and reread them a few times.

Pitch Day 1 - I had two appointments. I was nervous. I basically read from my cue cards. This was not a good idea. I could hear myself reading in an awkward way, my nerves popping out, making it seem like I really didn't know my story well, or was uncomfortable speaking in general (which is not true--I do it every day at work). My voice didn't shine, and my personality was coming across as awkward. Although I did get some good feedback and a request for pages, I knew I had to and could do better.

Pitch Day 2 - I had two appointments and I decided to wing it. Now, by wing it I mean I decided to just be myself, be comfortable and talk about my story. I also used the feedback I got on day one and rolled it into my new pitch...this proved to be an excellent idea because there were some buzz words given to me that got attention right away. So, I walked in, introduced myself, chatted for a bit and then just started talking about my story like I would an old friend that I know very well. And guess what? Day two proved to be VERY fruitful. Two full requests and a lot of enthusiasm. I considered it a major success. 

So, what I've learned from this experience is that it's good to be rehearsed and prepared but it's better to pitch with your heart and trust that your confidence about the story will get you what you want in the end. Your voice and your personalty are just as important as your written words, maybe more so.

I've got some exciting things to share in the next couple of months...and I'll be doing it first on in my sign up!! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

And then she came back...

So, I survived the RT Convention in I get some kind of badge or something? lol

What a fabulous, exciting, totally exhausting time I had! There was wicked weather, humidity the likes of which my hair couldn't comprehend, and lots and lots of books!

There were some bucket list things I set out to do while in Texas.

1) Eat steak and eggs, Texas style.

And HOLY CRAP, it was the best steak and eggs of my life! Yes, that's butter sauce all over the top of it. Heart attack city but so, so worth it.

2) Meet up with some of my fabulous writing friends.

I finally got to meet D.B. Reynolds in person! It was so awesome being able to chat with her in the flesh rather than our usual on line chats. She has been a good friend to me over the years and I loved being able to give her a hug in real life! (Yes, you read that right. I hugged at RT. A LOT!)

And I also reconnected with Julie/Seleste, a long time writing friend. We've met up in person before in Toronto but that was a long time ago (way back when I was pregnant with my son). She was gracious enough to help me navigate the insanity of the giant book fair and we had lots of fun sitting across the aisle from one another throwing chocolate kisses.

The book fair was quite the experience. I got to meet some of the wonderful reviewers who have been so supportive of The Order series. I also had the pleasure of sitting next to Cherry Adair, who is totally hilarious and very generous. She gave me some stickers to put on my books and kept me chocolate fed and laughing.

I also got to spend some time with Kyla Holt, another writing friend who I'd never actually met in person. She's super sweet and a blast to hang out with. She promised me she would come up to Canada soon so I'm expecting a visit any day now ;-)

And Jodi Redford, who, sadly, I didn't get a picture with, but who gave me some great advice and tips for some of my future goals. Awesome lady to get to know and lots of fun to chat with.

There were many other amazing ladies that I met at the convention, readers, reviewers, bloggers and authors who made the whole trip very memorable.

The last thing I did that I'd set out to accomplish was...

3) Meet Kresley Cole!!! And I did...

She was wonderful and autographed a book for me. :-D

I also got to meet and get an autograph from Christopher Rice, which is great since I met up with his mom back in November too. Full family experience in my author life. lol

RT is a crazy hectic, fun time. I met a lot of new people, readers, reviewers, bloggers, other authors. Everyone was friendly and I really loved Texas; the accents are so awesome.

I plan on sending out a newsletter in the next couple of weeks where I'll reveal the cover of Valiant Heart, book 6 in the Order of the Wolf series.  It's super hot and you don't want to have to wait so get a glimpse of Lance ;-)

So if you're interested in a sneak peek, sign up for my newsletter.

That's it for now, folks. I'm sure other tid bits from the con will pop up here and's just too much to process all at once.