Friday, December 29, 2006

Upsetting news...

I just got some disappointing news yesterday. My newest publisher, Vintage Publishing, has just informed their authors that they will no longer sell refundable books. Which western historical, QUEEN OF HEARTS, will probably not be in bookstores.

This news is such a blow, mainly because I went through this with one of my other publishers. I know 'print on demand' books do not sell very well. I absolutely LOVE my story, and my hero is one sexy charmer. But I'm having mixed emotions right now. I've been wondering if I've done the right thing.

There are things going on with one of my other companies that I'm not happy over, although I won't get into it. But on a good note; in the next two months, I will get my rights back for TWO of my historicals. Their contracts are up. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU, and MY KNIGHT, MY ROGUE, will be mine once again. So what should I do? I'm seriously thinking of polishing them really good and querying a couple of the big houses - or an agent.

It's about time Phyllis Campbell rubbed elbows with the NY publishers, don't you think? Which leads me to my new year's goal... GET MY FOOT IN THE DOOR WITH A NY COMPANY!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Nominated for a CAPA

Wow, I'm so excited. Sarah's Brass Token was nominated for a Psyche award. She was published December 2006, so she didn't fit the nomination criteria for a Cupid award. What a great Christmas gift. And I'm in great company. Becka was nominated as a favorite author and the Anthology, Stupid Cupid of which Phyllis has a story, was nominated for best anthology. Congrats ladies.

We actually celebrated today with Church this morning, then gift exchange and lunch. I'm typing all of this on a new keyboard. The rain messed up my husband's grilling efforts, but not much. The turkey was perfect. We slipped it into the oven before church to make sure it was done and when we returned, that bird was falling off the bone.

Wishing all the Magic Mavens and our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Just in time for Christmas I received one of the greatest gifts EVER!!! As most Mavens readers know back in October I sent a manuscript into Samhain Publishing and have been chewing my nails to the nub waiting.

No more waiting. I received an email from Jewell Mason, a lovely editor at Samhain. She said thanx but no thanx....

PSYCH!!! LOL I'd not be shouting, dancing and acting the fool if I hadn't received a CONTRACT for Callye's Justice! WAHOOO!!!!! This is planned to be book one in a series called Gateway Guardians. This series is about a team of DEA agents based at the St. Louis field office and their fight to stop a major drug importer. It shows the lengths the drug lord will go to in order to bring down the agents.

Here is the unofficial blurb for Callye's Justice:

Justice Bernard, DEA Special Agent, and his team have spent years investigating and putting kinks in the chain of drugs entering and leaving St. Louis. He’s seen a lot in his line of work but he’s blindsided when the love of his life is kidnapped on the very day he proposed.

Callye Ann Simone's head is spinning. One minute she's walking along the Landing with the love of her life. The next, she's opening her eyes in a large, dark room and tied up tighter than a Christmas goose. Maybe if she can convince them she means nothing to him she’ll buy Justice enough time to come up with a plan.

Justice awakens to find his fiancée gone, taken literally from his arms. Now, he must find her at any cost, because her kidnappers are the very men Justice has shaken down for drug trafficking--and they want revenge.

Can Justice save Callye from the men who want to destroy him?

Cool huh? I so loved writing this book! I mean honestly a man with a badge (or in a uniform or BOTH!) is so HOT!!! I also made a video "trailer" for the book. Hop on over to my website, and check it out!

Anyway. While I'm on a roll I'm going to share the information on the next book in the series.

Betraying Chase:

Chase Willet is a DEA agent working from St. Louis office and he is in the process of destroying the drug business of a high dealing drug lord, Rivera. They’ve already put a large chunk in the import train, but it’s not enough. They’ve got to take out Rivera to stop the line.

Brandy Montgomery is a red head that swept Chase off his feet. She’s sexy, smart and has a secret. Brandy is a hired gun. Rivera hired her to take out Chase. She’s spending he time softening him up so that he won’t be prepared for the kill.

The problem with Brandy’s plan is that the more time she spends with Chase, the more she falls for him. How can she do her job if she’s in love with the man? When Chase finds out what she’s really up to he feels completely betrayed. Brandy offers to help Chase take down Rivera. Can Chase trust her?

The third (and probably last book in the series) is titled Hunting Mickey. Here is what is in store for Mickey and his wife Terese:

Mickey Flannery and wife Terese have been married for close to five years and they’re finally taking time to enjoy the honeymoon they never had. They are headed to an island paradise off one of the Hawaiian Islands. It is a private island owned by Rivera’s son and he is looking for revenge on Mickey for helping take out his father

While on the island Mickey discovers they are cut off from the outside world. He must use his wits to save Terese and him from the man who had them join his hunting party…as the prey.

Can Mickey keep Terese and himself alive and find a way to escape?

I just has to give the shout out!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Donica Covey

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Five Heart Review from The Romance Studio

Whoo Hoo! I feel a cyber party coming on. Phyllis found this first review of Sarah's Brass Token for me and I couldn't be more thrilled.

Brenda Talley wrote:

"Ms. Ciara Gold has written a wonderfully uplifting story about two people who are made for each other but are skeptical about a future because of things that happened in the past. The more Tabor pushed, the further Sarah ran! She was skeptical of any kindness he showed to her. Sarah’s Brass Token is an incident which, though seemingly insignificant, becomes a thread which unifies the entire story. The initial offering of the token was an insult; the overall theme proves otherwise. Likewise, Ms. Gold uses the sub-characters in such a way that the story is greatly enhanced. I loved this story from the beginning; I enthusiastically recommend it! "

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Sarah's Brass Token Available Now

Check out Sarah's Brass Token, available now from Champagne Books!

Striving to make ends meet after her brother is hung for murder, Sarah Jones is determined to make it on her own. After losing everything to war, Tabor Nolan yearns for a family and a home. Can two lost souls discover love on a rural farm in Banjo, Texas?

Buy your copy today and find out.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Newest Cover!

I'm excited to announce my newest book cover....QUEEN OF HEARTS. My newest publisher, Vintage Publishing, will release this historical western May 2007. I can't wait!

Can a woman battle through secrets to win the love of the man who just might take away her home?

Dr. Cecilia Ashby is forced to disguise herself as a man in order to practice medicine in a small southern town after the Civil War. When she stumbles across an injured gambler in an alley one night, will her ruse get the better of them both? Especially when she finds herself attracted to him.

Gambler, James Lawrence has played his last hand and finally has enough cash to buy back his family plantation the carpetbaggers had taken from him…until he’s blindsided, robbed and left for dead. After an interesting stay with the town doctor, he finds his stolen earnings in the hands of the young thief and his sister, Cecilia Ashby, who now reside in his plantation.

James and Cecilia both want the plantation, but do they want a long lasting love even more? Battling deceit, betrayal, disguises, the two must confront their biggest challenge yet – themselves.

December is Release Month!!!!

December will see the release of not one, not two, not three but all FOUR Mavens!

Look for the rerelease of the Anthology Mistle Toe Magic (from Champagne Books) with novellas from both Becka and Marie! When life gets too complicated, you can always count on the enchantment of Christmas to lighten the heavy burden. Mistletoe Magic is three incredible stories of lost faith, snowy mountains and the quiet magic of the Christmas season. In 'Underneath The Mistletoe' by Rebecca Goings, Can Jeremy teach Faith about the magic of Christmas and get her to open her heart--to him? After burying herself in work to avoid the pain of loss, is Betsy heading for another Christmas filled with broken hearts? Find out in 'Blame It On The Mistletoe' by Liz Hunter. In the midst of a snowstorm, mistletoe is the magic needed to mend two broken hearts. See how in 'It Must Have Been the Mistletoe' by Phyllis Campbell.

From Donica Covey, comes Dear Micah: When her infant son was killed by a drunk driver in a terrible car wreck, Connie Rose Abernathy turned her back on God and her husband. She blames them both for Micah’s death and she’s held on to her grief and anger.

Dylan Abernathy is dealing with his own grief and guilt over the death of their son. If only he’d left on time, they wouldn’t have been on the road when the drunk was. Since the funeral she hasn’t seen or even spoken to him.

Dylan finds Connie at the church and whisks her away; forcing her to face the pain and anger she’s ached with for so long. Together with God’s grace can they overcome the anguish and get their lives back on track? Dear Micah, in the anthology Stocking Stuffers (from By Grace Publishing) will be released December 15!

And finally, but by no means least! Comes Ciara Gold's Sarah's Brass Token(from Champagne Books): Striving to make ends meet after her brother is hung for murder, SARAH JONES is determined to make it on her own. After losing everything to war, TABOR NOLAN yearns for family and a home. Can two lost souls discover love on a rural farm in Banjo, Texas?

These are all GREAT books so make sure you doin't miss out on the chance to get your copies!

Happy Reading!
The Magic Mavens

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Writing, Reading and Relaxing

Well the holidays are rapidly approaching and the year will soon come to an end. Have you all accomplished everything you’d wanted to in 2006? I feel as if I missed my mark by a little bit.

I’ve written two complete books in my witch series. (I’m still waiting for the release date of the debut book.) I’ve written and submitted book one in another series and I’m anxiously awaiting the yea or nay answer. I’ve had two novellas scheduled for release. Do Overs came out a month ahead of schedule, October 31st to be precise. Dear Micah, my second novella was slated for release in the anthology Christmas Grace but there has been a change in plans. Dear Micah will be released in an anthology titled Stocking Stuffers. Check out By Grace's website, to see the GREAT cover for Stocking Stuffers! Anyway, I’m hoping that next year my release calendar will be filled and that I will have accomplished much more.

Christmas this year is coming to swiftly for me as well. I’m nowhere near prepared. This week I’m baking, decorating, and transporting the meal on Thursday to my in-laws. Then Friday is my side of the family feast so once more I’m baking, decorating and transporting foodstuffs.

I’m also going to take advantage of this time to relax. I’ve done a lot of writing over the past several months. My recent projects have been children’s books for my nephews. Writing and illustrating them has proven to be a BLAST! If I ever decide to quit my “day job” (writing romance) I may just have to write kid’s books for serious attempts at publication.

I’m going to pick up the books from my ever growing to be read pile and read, hopefully knocking down the pile by at least half. Then I’m going to do nothing but veg with my family in front of the tube. My favorite shows should soon be broadcasted. The animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas, all the Rankin Bass animation stories (Those not familiar with the names these are the shows like Frosty the Snowman, Santa Clause is coming to town, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, The night Before Christmas, etc.) Also time to pull out my FAVORITE Christmas CD, Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas by the Cryptkeeper. I’m a very NONtraditional person when it comes to Christmas. Can you tell? LOL

Well I’m curious, do any of you feel as if you’ve missed your 2006 goals by this >< much? Are you cooking tons of food? Are you traveling? Do you have favorite menus or just items for the holidays? How about programs, special music? Traditions?

Pick one or all and help us get to know you better! Curious minds want to know!

Off to the races!


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

That First Kiss

Thought I'd change gears a bit. I was thinking (yeah, it happens on occasion, LOL) about emotions and how a writer solicits emotions in their work. Sometimes it's very hard to guage reader response to something I'm working on because I've read the piece so many times, it ceases to engage my own emotions. I try to show what I think the character must be experiencing. But - dang, wouldn't it be nice to have a richter scale for testing the emotional level in one's writing.

While I was dwelling on this issue, I thought about my first kiss. I can still feel the same emotions that coursed through my body whenever I think of that one moment in time. I was fourteen and it was my first time at church camp. None of the same kids from my church had signed up for the particular session and for a shy girl like me, I thought I would have a miserable week with no friends.

But that wasn't the case. One of my cabin mates introduced me to Greg. Oh wow. I hadn't had any boyfriends until this moment, but Greg and I developed an instant friendship that grew very quickly into more.

It started innocently enough. He started holding my hand as we walked to the cafeteria. Warmth flowed from his fingertips onto my skin, seeping into the deep crevices of my untouched heart. He didn't care that I was awkward, that my skin wasn't clear or that my hair was a frizzy mess of curls. We talked, we laughed and we shared.

That night, he walked me to my cabin. With his hand on my shoulder, he asked if he could kiss me. I stammered. A kiss? I'd never been kissed? "I . . . yes." What else could I say? And then, he lowered his lips to mine. I kept my eyes open, afraid to move. Oh God, he was kissing me. My stomach quivered and goosebumps trailed along my back, but I was in heaven. I closed my eyes and savored the moment.

We shared more stolen kisses that week, an innocent expression of puppy love. I often wonder what became of my red-headed, freckle-faced first love.

Tell me about your first kiss.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Chat Day

Come join the magic mavens for a chat day at LoveRomanceCafe. We'll be jabbering today, tomorrow and Saturday about this, that and of course, our books. We'd love to have everyone join in the fun. Connect at LoveRomanceCafe:

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


The LONG wait is over! HEARTS ETERNAL is out and waiting for you!


Cassie Chapman has just met the perfect man in the mysterious Laith Moreland. But there's a catch: he's a ghost. Not only that, he claims Cassie is the reincarnation of his one true love who died hundreds of years ago! As she begins to have visions of her past life, Cassie is flung into Laith's world and realizes only she has the power to break his curse and make him mortal once again.

Lord Laith Moreland, the Third Duke of Crichton, is a ghost. He's been searching for his true love, his shelmir, for centuries. Finally he has found her, born again in Cassie Chapman. They cannot deny the strong bond that is mysteriously between them.

But Laith isn't the only one who's found Cassie, and now they must stay one step ahead of Laith's murderous twin brother, Jareth, who willingly cursed himself ages ago to find her reincarnated once again.

Can Cassie Chapman break the ghostly curse of her one true love before his murderous twin brother claims her as his own?



Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'm so excited. I just got the bookcover for my December release, Sarah's Brass Token. I love it and had to share. Champagne Books has one of THE best artists in my humble opinion.

And don't forget to enter my holiday contest for your chance at a free copy of Sarah's Brass Token.

Free Reads On My Website

Hello everyone! I've added a new section to my website, my Free Reads! I've been writing some short stories and scenes over the years, thinking I'd eventually expand them into full novels. But I know with my busy schedule and books that demand to be written, I'll never write books for these stories. Therefore, instead of letting them collect dust on my hard drive, I've decided to share them all with you!

Go to:

and check them out! :D


Saturday, October 28, 2006

Lots of news

Well lets see. The Magic Mavens event went just wonderfully! We had alot of participation, alot of warm welcomes and gave them lots to read! Thank you Bryn for allowing us to enjoy a week with y'all!

In my personal news, I recently submitted a query to Samhain for a book, first in a series, with a team of DEA agents as the heroes. I am pleased and thrilled to announce that they have requested a full and I'm very VERY hopeful that I will soon see an acceptance letter offering me a contract on the book(s).

The release of my first witch in the Elemental Desires series, Storm Chasing, has been delayed due to computer issues but there is every reason to believe that it will not be long before it's here. They did release my first inspirational, a novella, Do Overs a month ahead of schedule! YAY! I enjoyed writing the book and I'm looking forward to hearing how much it was enjoyed by my readers.

The next edition of the Magic Mavens newsletter will go out this upcoming week so if you haven't yeat signed up for our newsletter we invite you to join now so that you don't miss out on the fun, contests we have every other newsletter edition, and all the news that's "fit to print" LOL

I'll see you all next time!

Huggles and Happy reading!
Donica Covey

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Author Week at Brynsbookgroup

Whoo Hoo! The Magic Mavens are having an author week starting tomorrow at Brynsbookgroup. Not a member? No worries. Here's the url where you can join:

We'll be chatting about upcoming projects and posting lots of excerpts so come join the fun.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Holiday Contest

I am already feeling the holiday spirit of giving. Why? Because I just completed the first round of edits for Sarah's Brass Token. And in celebration of that fact, I have started my holiday contest. What do you have to do? Just read the first scene, then answer the question of what Tabor helped Sarah do and send me an e-mail. Go to my website and click the contest button for details. I'll be announcing three winners on December 1. Just in time for the holiday season.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006



Those of you waiting for the e-book no longer have to wait!! There it is, in all it's glory! :D If you want to buy the PRINT book that has the first chapter preview of the second novel, B*E*A*S*T* OF BURDEN , you can find that here (the ebook does NOT have the special preview, only the PRINT):



Sunday, September 17, 2006


Today was a perfect day for sailing. The wind blew steadily across the lake. We took two sunfish out to a small lake in central Texas. Juniper trees grew in abundance separated by an occasional pine tree or oak tree. The water was down due to lack of rainfall in the area which gave us more "beach" area than usual. After rigging both boats, my son and husband went out first. No sooner than they left, a man approached my daughter and I. He wanted cigarettes. I told him we didn't smoke. Then he wanted beer. I tried to be very confident in answering him and he finally left, but the incident left me a bit shaken. When the boys came back, I told them what had happened and from that point on, one of the boys always stayed behind.

I went out on the boat with my husband and enjoyed a rather stiff wind. Puffers made it necessary for me to lean pretty far out to balance the boat. We had to wait for calmer wind to make our first tack. He swung the tiller away from him, I ducked and shifted positions, and the boom came across the pit. There's not a lot of room for two people on a sunfish, but we managed.

While the kids and my husband sailed, I took the opportunity to write. I had the antique laptop (spiral notebook) with me and a wealth of atmosphere. I didn't actually write much, but I did jot down notes for a possible new plot. I love quiet days. I'm most productive on quiet days.

Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11, 2001

This blog was established as an informational tool for use by the authors known as the Mavens so statements such as the following are not the norm, but in honor of this date they have made post.

As the fifth anniversary of one of the saddest events in American history, some time of memorial observation on behalf of the innocent lives lost is in order.

Please join the Mavens in sending love and support to the families who, in one way or another, have been devastated by this horrible event. Also memory of the heroic efforts by the people on United 93 who knowingly gave of their lives in prevention of any further loss. Their sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Thank you for your understanding about this post. The mavens will be back at a later date with their normal posts.

The Magic Mavens

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Pre-Order B*E*A*S*T* NOW!!!

Hello everyone! Why am I grinning from ear to ear? Because you can pre-order B*E*A*S*T* NOW in PRINT!! :D

You may choose to get the eBook instead when the book is released, and that's great. Ain't nothin' wrong with that. However, there is something special in the PRINT book that there isn't in the eBook.

The first chapter of B*E*A*S*T* OF BURDEN.


Yup, my publisher put the first chapter of the second book of the series ONLY in the print copy of THE B*E*A*S*T* WITHIN. So if you buy the eBook, you won't get the sneak peek.

So what are you waiting for?! Hop on over to and pre-order B*E*A*S*T*!! Believe me, with that cover, you'll want the print book. LOL


Waltz Across Texas, Visual image of rural Texas in word

Thought I'd blog a little differently today. In light of my coming historical western and for those authors needing research on the Texas landscape in Fall, I've recorded verbal documentation of my trip across Texas.

This past weekend we set out for West Texas to attend my grandmother's funeral. While cloudy, we managed to escape the rain until reaching our destination. We headed northwest on FM 485, a rather straight unimpressive route. Most of the farmland had been tilled in preparation for the next crops, but a few fields still had cotton. Puffy white clouds dotted the dried plants. We passed a large bailer and I wondered if he was on route to one of these crops. Rolled bails of hay lined the pastures. Folks with acreage receive tax breaks if they use their land for agricultural benefit and those not interested in growing crops or ranching will often bail hay. Out front of a two bedroom home with faded, chipped paint, four black gentlemen played bones (dominoes) on a worn out card table. The weather was very pleasant for this activity with the temperature about 89 degrees.

Turning on Hwy 53, I noted tall grain silos. The land was mostly flat, but rich with oak and mesquite trees. One house had a string of laundry hanging to dry. Once we passed Temple, the land became less flat. Rolling hills denoted the edge of hill country. Creek beds were lined with limestone. Vegetation included prickly pear cactus, mesquite, cedar and juniper trees. We crossed the Leon River which looked more like a lake. I believe it feeds into Belton Lake.

West on 84, our drive took us through more hills. The land was wide open with few trees. I saw a herd of sheep, several herds of cattle, but very little farm land. The gold carpet of grass that graced our earlier route changed to a greener shade. Past Goldswaithe, we passed lots of goats. Mills county is known as the goat capital of the world, or so I'm told. One sight made me chuckle as we passed goats that were being herded by a mule.

Past Brownwood (the location for my second historical western btw), the land became very hilly and then suddenly tapered into flat land again. The majority of trees along this route were mesquite. Once we hit Hwy 67, we found farmland on one side of the road and cattle on the other. It's interesting to note that in Texas, farmers and rancher co-exit next to each other. Eventually, we lost the trees to shrubs and the land became very flat and open. By this time the temperature had dropped to 77 degrees.

On Hwy 158. I saw a crop of 6" maize struggling to grow in the hot, dry clime. We passed a dead porcupine. We see so few porcupines, yet the woods must house plenty. Mostly we see racoons, dear, coyote, skunks and possums. You have to be out in the country to see bobcats and other wildlife. The color of the soil had changed from sandy dirt to red. I suspect due to the iron content. Outside of Sterling before Garden City, we found our first oil well. The iron horse bobbed its head up and down in beat to its own steady rythm.

Midland, our destination, was unusually wet. Midland is more likely to receive a dust storm than rain. Most of the houses have tall fences to help block the sand and the tumbleweeds. As a child, I remember playing in the sand dunes, acres of nothing but sand between Midland and Odessa. Sage is a favorite shrub tree and I now have one in my own yard because I remember fondly the purple blooms.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

OEW On Bookstore Shelves!

Look what I found at my local Barnes & Noble! This is just too cool! They let me sign these copies of ON EAGLE'S WINGS, AND they put "Autographed Copy" stickers on the cover. The manager also suggested when THE B*E*A*S*T* WITHIN comes out in October, I should schedule a booksigning. Yeehaw, guess what I'll be doin' in October?? **gulp**

But how sweet is this, honestly??


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New Contract

I'm exciting to announce I have offered a contract for my Colonial - PRETEND I'M YOURS. Highland Press loved this story, so they'll be publishing it. It will be available in both ebook and paperback formats. I'll keep you posted as I learn more.

Here is the blurb--

Lies have brought Charlotte Maxwell a breath away from her heart’s true desire. But the same lies might keep her from complete happiness.

On the precipice of the American Revolution, English woman Charlotte Maxwell is forced by circumstances to the colonial home of William Braxton, her delinquent brother-in-law. With her identical twin, Katherine, in desperate need of medical care, Charlotte will not rest until the blackguard accepts his financial responsibility—even if it means impersonating her own sister.

Little does she know that William’s only concern is for his secret.

William’s arrogant, selfish wife could end his life with one word of his traitorous actions against Mother England. But thrust together, the two find that each may have been mistaken about the other. Perhaps William isn’t as domineering as Charlotte was led to believe. And William is discovering that this Katherine is nothing like the bride he married, and instead everything he’d hoped for.

Phyllis Campbell

Sunday, August 27, 2006


The more I learn about craft, the easier it becomes to write the first draft. You tend to avoid certain bad habits that riddled your first works. So - what do I do with my old manuscripts? The stories are still great and I love the characters, but oh, my - the writing needs a lot of help. Time to rewrite, edit and polish. Yep, it's way easier to write fresh once you've learned the craft than it is to polish an existing first piece.

But - I'm hard-headed. I'm in the process of polishing/rewriting four early works. It's going fine, but it's so easy to miss things once you've written them down. Your eye just skips over those bad prose, cliche phrases and typos.

So - I'm now reading the work aloud, hoping this will help me catch those pesky items. I've probably read the work at least twenty times, because I want this work to be the best I can produce. That's part of my job as an author. Even then, my editor will catch all of the things I missed and for that, I'm eternally grateful.

Now - off to read some more.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Newsletter Buzz

In the next week we'll be sending out the September issue of our bimonthly newsletter. In it we'll be sharing some fun news and tidbits and we're also having a contest! This contest is only open to subscribers so please sign up for our newsletter and get in on the fun! Sign up is easy! Go to the bottom of the screen and sign up in the box provided!

Maven's Rebecca and Donica are busy getting their final edits done and making sure their October releases are ready! Donica will have the first book in her Elemental Desires series released. Elemental Desires: Storm Chasing is slated for a mid-October release! YAY!!!! And Rebecca's first book in her B*E*A*S*T. series, The B*E*A*S*T* Within, is also slated for a Mid-October date! COngrats ladies! We're all waiting with bated breath!!!!!

Phyllis has her August release, Holding out for a Hero available now from champagne books. THis book is getting some amazing reviews! Make sure not miss this or any of her other great titles!

Ciara's book Celestial Dragon is still raking in the great reviews! If you haven't gotten your copy yet, it's one you should make sure you grab soon! She also has a December release, Sarah's Brass Token, be sure to stop by her website and check out the information on this future release!


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New Website

The mavens are proud to announce our new website hosted by Freewebs. The website can be found at Please drop in and take a look around and then leave us a note on our guest book. Let us know where you're visiting from!


Friday, August 11, 2006

Announcement from Becka!

I have some tremendous news! My Wolverine Chronicles, my fantasy series, has been contracted by Samhain Publishing! I cannot believe it, the wait is FINALLY over. :P See, I was once contracted on this series at New Age Dimensions, but that publisher went out of business back in February. I have since been waiting to find out the fate of these books, my "babies", if you will.

I had been waiting months and months for Mundania Press to get back to me, as I know their review process for submissions is lengthy. But when I sent a follow-up letter after four months with no reply, I decided to submit to Samhain. Samhain took about 6 weeks to get back to me. Still, 6 nail-biting weeks. :P

But I'm soooo happy to say that these books finally have a home, and I'm so very glad they are where they are. All the ladies at Samhain are so nice and supportive, that I love it over there. And I just know the books will be successful. Here are the titles of the books:


The title of this series will most likely change, as my editor pointed out that "The Wolverine Chronicles" conjures images of X-men rather than High Fantasy. I don't mind changing the name. Something snazzier would probably work better anyhow. It is kinda boring when you think about it. Everyone with a series has "chronicles" in their name. :P

We're thinking of putting the short story in with WatR, the first book as a long prequel. These books will be going to print, and I want the entire story told. If, by some weird twist of fate, it doesn't work out during edits, then Samhain will buy TCoM as merely a short story. But keep your fingers crossed that it can just be included with the first novel.

Anyhow, I'm so excited! I think I've finally come down off the ceiling, but I've still got a wide grin on my face! :D


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Progress on my sequel

Funny the things that help you get unstuck. Today was my first day back at the "day job." I teach, so it was an inservice day. For us that means a lot of "play." We spend an hour or two going over basic information for the new year, then we are divided into groups and we play. Today's game was reality TV and we staged a mock jeopardy game. All fun stuff. Then another hour of information, then lunch.

In the past we've held first day inservices at a camp, but today we were at the rec-center at the local college. So after lunch, we were given an hour to roam the rec-center at will and play by ourselves. Well, the writer in me curled into a comfy chair and started to brainstorm.

Amazing how a different setting can free your mind. I started to write on my antique laptop (the trusty ole spiral notebook - so, yeah, that means longhand) and before I knew it, I'd come up with one scene and one full chapter to add to A Noble Sacrifice. I'm sooo pumped. At present, the rough is finished, but I only have 80,000 words and a few holes to plug. This chapter will add action, but more importantly will help bridge the gap between "she doesn't want him" to "she's in love." Sigh. I need a box of tissues.

After the hour of play, we went back for more information and jeapordy, but all I could think of was how I was going to write those scenes and in whose POV.

I came home and immediately turned on the computer and added the brief scene. After supper and a bit of SVU, I sat down and wrote two pages on the additional chapter and it's really good. Whoo hoo. Okay, so off to finish it. I just needed a break to share my enthusiasm.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I was poking around Amazon just to see what I could see, and lo and behold, I found ON EAGLE'S WINGS!! I'm so stoked! Check it out:


I'm actually shocked to see it up there so quickly, as Amazon can take days, sometimes weeks, to post books after their available in print. But heck, I ain't complainin'! :P Yeehaw!


Sunday, July 30, 2006

RWA Conference in Atlanta

I'm back from a fun-filled week in Atlanta with about 2000 other writers. It was fabulous. The hotel accommodations were the best I've ever stayed in. The staff was very helpful, check-in and check-out was painless and the food was to die for. How in the world can they feed that many and not have rubbery chicken? The chicken was tender and juicy as was the steak. And I think that's the best cheesecake I've ever tasted. And I love cheesecake.

I truly enjoyed getting to know some people I'd only met on-line. Critique groups are invaluable and I've belonged to a group for about five years now and until this past week, I'd only met two of the ten in person. I had the pleasure of meeting two more. And I hope to meet two or three more next year in Dallas for RWA or Houston for RT. I also had the pleasure of meeting Karen and her husband from Coffeetime. She's an absolute doll and her husband is a true gem.

But, the best part was that I came back rejuvinated and ready to write. I attended some of the best workshops. You're never too old to learn and even if you know the information, revisiting it from time to time helps you embrace those craft issues you take for granted.

And I must say, Nora Roberts and Susan Elizabeth Phillips were hoots. They gave the best speeches that kept us all in stitches. The Lifetime Achievement award couldn't have gone to a better person. I truly admire both of these writers and all they've done to help other aspiring authors. Well done, ladies.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

New Release & New Review

I'm excited to announce that my historical western - HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO in now available in paperback (can be ordered at bookstores) and as ebook. My publisher, Champagne Books, has plans of turning this story into audio, too.

The Wild West has bandits, rattlers, and cactus galore...Texas has Jesse and Summer, the town's newest and most hard-headed heroes.

Summer Bennett is determined to capture the Buchanan Gang the Texas Rangers can't seem to find. Gotta get, for her father's operation. The reward money's the only way. Complications arise when Jesse Slade, her sister's fiance, rescues her from dangerous situations. Instead of using his head for a slingshot target, she dreams of piercing his heart.

For thirteen years, little Summer was the burr under the Texas Ranger's saddle. Now Jesse feels a different irritation. She's on his mind even while searching for outlaws. She and her proper sister are as different as sweet lemonade and corn liquor. Yet he feels like kissing Summer, anyway. Funny, because he'd always wanted to tie her to the outhouse before.

to purchase -

Now to tell you about my review...
Coffee Time Romance just gave me an excellent review for TEN WAYS TO MELT A MAN'S HEART.
"This book is an absolute, hands down delight. With a brilliant balance of comical and sensual, two characters have been created to make you laugh at times, cringe at others, and sigh through the rest. Charming, sexy, witty, and at times downright smoking hot, this is one I definitely recommend getting."
CharissaReviewer for Coffee Time Romance

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~Phyllis Campbell~
Best Selling, Award Winning, Multi-Published, Romance Novelist

Friday, July 28, 2006

New Review for IN YOUR ARMS!

I just found this at The Romance Studio!

"In Your Arms is a page-turner. From the moment I started reading about Melissa, I was captivated. I immediately fell in love with the character of Melissa. I could feel the ache in her heart every time she expressed the concerns in her life about falling in love, while having to deal with her sister. I cheered when Marcus urged her to take a stand with Shirley. Ms. Goings has styled a most tenderhearted romance that truly inspires and pricks the heart. She instills believability with her characters and allows the reader to visualize the setting. In Your Arms has true grit and merit that completely satisfies. It has all the elements that make it an exceptional winner."

~~5 Hearts! :D
Read the Full Review!

Thank you so much, Linda L., for the beautiful review! :D**sniffles**


Friday, July 21, 2006

TWO New Videos!

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I thought I would show off my newest creations, videos for both ON EAGLE'S WINGS and HEARTS ETERNAL. OEW is now available at Champagne Books for advance purchase in PAPERBACK!! It will be available on July 31st, however, you can buy your advanced copy for the special price of $8.95 (normally $9.95). HEARTS ETERNAL will be released with Samhain Publishing in November. :)

Enjoy! :D




Monday, July 17, 2006

Where do I turn?

As most of you know I’ve got a four book series contracted that will be released beginning this October, April 2007, October 2007 and finally April 2008. I have the first two witches done but I have been putting pressure on myself to write the last two so that they’re finished and ready to go when the publisher is ready for them.

But…(love those buts) I’ve been distracted by an amazingly hot, sexy detective who’s been whispering in my ear, telling me he’s wanting me to share the story of him and his lady love. As I began writing them (because lets face it, if you don’t write the loudest voices you end up with museapation and won’t be able to get into it.) So I opened a file and just started letting the words flow. I have the entire book mapped out; hero, heroine, secondary characters, GMC and I’ve had my head buried.

I know what music they prefer, what food they eat, what colors they wear. I can see it all so vividly. And while writing I mentioned the hero’s partner and his unit of men and the partner piped up with “I’m next!” I’ve successfully shut him up long enough to be able to get back on track with Justice and Callye. The book is titled Callye’s Justice (makes sense huh?) He and his men make up a drug task force unit and they’ve been successful in breaking the links in the chain of a massive drug dealer’s chain.

Of course this gets them in Dutch and Callye’s Justice shows the retribution for doing such an excellent job. If this works out I may be pitching another series but I’m not going to get ahead of myself here. I need to finish at least the rough on this one, write the other two witches and see where I go from here.

There are also new articles on the art of writing posted on my website and Becka has started a class of sorts over on about world building. So novice authors might be interested in checking these out.

I will be working on presenting a writing class of posts in a bit for novice writers myself. Keep checking back for information, please.

Also we now have a Magic Mavens public calendar where we will be posting news and information about places where you can come and chat live time with the four of us, when newsletters will be released and contests we will be running from time to time.

Please check it out at We’ll be posting dates from time to and keep an eye on here for information about our first Mavens chat!

Well a dark brooding hero is breathing in my ear telling me I need to get back to work!

Huggles!Donica Covey

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Beginning, Middle, End

Ah, it's your favorite rambler with another segment of rambling thoughts, so don't change that dial.

I've often been asked if I plot. Nope, I'm an incurable pantser. I love writing the beginning of a novel, setting up a wee bit of foreshadowing, developing the characters, painting the setting. I think that's my favorite part of the novel, because at that point everything is new.

For some, the least favorite is the middle. Many writers call it the sagging middle. Not me, I love the middle also, because it's a challenge to put the characters in impossible situations, then find solutions that aren't trite or normal. I think of at least three possible solutions, but I always throw out the first because if I can think of it first, so can the reader. I want them to be a little surprised if not totally surprised. No -- I don't write suspense, but I think this theory works well with anything we write.

Now the end, that's the hardest part for me. I struggle with endings because I don't want them to be cheesy. I've rewritten the ending to A Noble Sacrifice three times so far and I expect I'll rewrite it again before I'm through. The ending is also difficult because an author has to wrap up all loose ties without it sounding like an info dump. Writing is about weaving the different threads into a cohesive blanket of words. And writing the ending means saying good-bye to characters we've fallen in love with. I am going to miss Joyella and her stubborn ways, but I'm really going to miss Tared and his bold but gentle personality. Maybe that's why I keep rewriting the end.

Vote for Me in a Cool Contest!

Hey guys, I thought I'd recruit you in a shameless plea for votes. :P One of my short stories is in the running to win a contest from The prize is publication in their Amazon Shorts, short story e-books that they offer on Amazon. Rather than making any money off of this, I'm looking at it as a promo opportunity if I win. And of course, my entry is romance. :P

Go here:

And give me however many stars you think the story deserves. Of course, I think you have to sign up for Gather in order to vote, but that's a small price to pay. LOL Believe me, they don't bother you with junk mail; they're merely a place to post articles and make friends.

So if you'd like to vote for me and my story LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, come on over! :D


Thursday, July 06, 2006


I feel the need to ramble tonight, so bear with me.

A wee bit of history: I've been writing romance for five years now. It took two years to complete the first manuscript, but when it was done, I decided that I needed to start thinking about getting my work published. So - I began the long journey. Submit, rejected, submit, rejected, submit, . . . . You get the picture. But that was okay because as I was getting rejected, my writing was getting better. I hope it's still getting better. But -- what was my ultimate goal?

My first goal was to be published before my kids hit college so that this second career might help with those college expenses I'm dreading. When I realized this might not happen, my second goal was to publish before retirement so that I would be well-established as an author by the time I retired from teaching. I'm too restless to just sit around the house, so I thought - what better way to spend my off hours than to write what I love.

So where am I? Overwhelmed. I was very excited to accept my first contract with Champagne Books. And Celestial Dragon has far exceeded my expectations. It's gotten great reviews. It's now a best seller for Champagne and it's the Publisher's pic for June. All very exciting which of course has led to Champagne deciding to put it into print, release TBA.

Prior to all of this, in my infinite wisdom, I realized when I got my contract that I was going to have to wait a year and a half for Celestial Dragon to be released, so of course, I'm thinking I need to line up some other books. I have four more books contracted with Champagne. Sarah's Brass Token comes out in December. And the other three all come out in 2007. Whaaaa. When am I going to have time to promote, write more and teach? Overwhelmed. Of course not. When Celestial Dragon does go to print, I'll have to figure out a way to send off promotional packets to bookstores and promote Sarah's Brass Token and start school all at the same time. But hey - I'm super woman. This is all doable. Really.

Goals? My new goal is to survive being published and remain sane when deadlines start piling on top of one another. That's a reasonable goal.

Would I change anything? Absolutely not. While I'm overwhelmed, I'm also happy. I'm doing something I truly love. What more could I want out of life?


Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Invitation to Becka's Author Loop!

I've been noticing we've been getting a lot of newcomers to the Magic Mavens' Blog, and I wanted to extend an invitation to anyone who passes through to come and be a part of my author loop. It's a great place to be and chat via email about my books and the books of my fellow authors!

To join, click here!

The Magic of Romance

The great thing about this group is it's a GOOGLE group, so it does not have the hang-ups we've all come to expect with Yahoo. Emails are always on time and in order. It may not be as pretty as Yahoo, but it works 100% better, and I'm stickin' with Google. :)

Come and join me. It will be a blast!


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Holding Out For A Hero - order now!

I'm excited to announce my historical western, Holding Out For A Hero, will be out soon (August), and in celebration, my publisher, Champagne Books, will be taking advanced orders. I'm also excited because this book will be available in paperback and will be in bookstores!!! Here's the link to order in advance.

Holding out for a Hero from Champagne Books

I'm thrilled that this story will be out soon. It has a special place in my heart. While writing, my own father was sick and slowly dying. Instead of making my own story sad, I gave the heroine's father a health problem, but not one that could kill him. Still, while writing this, I wrote about the emotions I had been going through -- in my heroine's eyes.

Here's the blurb - The Wild West has bandits, rattlers, and cactus galore...Texas has Jesse Slade and Summer Bennett, the town's newest and most hard-headed heroes.

Summer Bennett is determined to capture the Buchanan Gang the Texas Rangers can't seem to find. Gotta get, for her father's operation. The reward money's the only way. Complications arise when Jesse Slade, her sister's fiance, rescues her from dangerous situations. Instead of using his head for a slingshot target, she dreams of piercing his heart.

For thirteen years, little Summer was the burr under the Texas Ranger's saddle. Now Jesse feels a different irritation. She's on his mind even while searching for outlaws. She and her proper sister are as different as sweet lemonade and corn liquor. Yet he feels like kissing Summer, anyway. Funny, because he'd always wanted to tie her to the outhouse before.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

What makes a best seller?

Whoo hoo! Just found out this weekend that Celestial Dragon is a best seller for Champagne Books. And not only that, but Celestial Dragon will be going to print. Don't know the release date for this yet, but I'm still thrilled.

So what makes a best seller? I wish I knew. Seriously. I'm a brand new author with no track record. I don't feel like I've promoted Celestial Dragon any more than any of my fellow authors have their books, and while the reviews have been very good, the scoring has been very mixed. I'm thinking that it might be the genre. I think there are fewer futuristic paranormals out there than books in other genres. Well, there's that and I happen to think Celestial Dragon is a great story with dynamic characters.

Or maybe those hundreds of bookmarks I sent here, there and yon actually paid off. But looking around our small group here, I feel very blessed to be in such talented company. (and a little intimidated.) So here's a toast to my fellow bloggers, the magic mavens. Donica, Phyllis and Rebecca - may your fingers be blessed with the magic of writing.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

On Eagle's Wings Coming to Print July 31st PREORDER NOW!

Will Eagle's Wing be able to fix the time-line he's derailed without losing his heart in the deal?


Now here this! LOL On Eagle's Wings is coming to PRINT on July 31st, but you can pre-order NOW for a limited price of $8.95 (normally $9.95).

To pre-order, go to


In 1866, Shannon Phillips has hired a guide to take her to her grandfather's cabin in Wyoming. But the guide has other appalling ideas. As he tries to rape her, she is saved just in time by a handsome Indian named Eagle's Wing.

But Eagle has made a grave mistake. Being a Time Tourist from the year 2166, the rules are clear: do not interact with the populace, or you risk altering the time-line permanently. And Shannon Phillips was meant to get pregnant from that rape!

Now in an effort to repair the time-line, Eagle must do something to get Shannon pregnant and fast. But there's just the two of them on the wide open plain. Will Eagle be able to fix his mistake without losing his heart in the deal? And will Shannon be able to let go once he returns to the future?


5 Hearts from The Romance Studio: "...Sensual and romantic is this story and if I could I would give it ten hearts. Loved it!!!!"

4 Stars from eCataromance: "...ON EAGLE'S WINGS will keep you entertained and smiling long after the last page is turned."

4 Cupids from Cupid's Library: "...On Eagle's Wings is a sweet, sensual time-travel story and an enjoyable read for a lazy summer afternoon."


Preorder your PRINT copy today!



There has been some talk in the writing world about JK Rowlings interview where she says that she is killing off two of her HP characters at the final book.

She is quoted as saying: "I can completely understand, however, the mentality of an author who thinks, `Well, I'm gonna kill them off because that means there can be no non-author-written sequels. So it will end with me, and after I'm dead and gone they won't be able to bring back the character."

This has brought up discussions on various blogs including one at Paperback writer’s Blog. Reading all of the comments posted there got me to wondering, what would I do in this case? First off, I’m not Ms. Rowlings so I doubt I’ll ever have to worry about this being an issue for me. But I do have a myriad of partial WIPs in my files. I also have hand written sketches for another book, a sequel to my book Hawk’s Rayne (I’ve been requested to write a sequel, ages ago by the publisher) and a secondary character in my book Seeing the Light, I was asked for Tawny’s story. (She is in the works, honest I just have to finish some other obligations first.)

So what would I do in this case? I discussed it at length when my DD and I had lunch with my mother this afternoon and my DD had this to say: “If you will any of your writing stuff to someone don’t let it be me because I suck when it comes to writing.” Of course I had obligations to argue this point because a) she’s my DD and b) the child has a vivid imagination and she does have potential as a writer. She had her first book published in the third grade. Granted it was a school project and the books were paid for printing, but that isn’t the point. I spent the next hour or so trying to convice her that she should think long and hard about it before making a decision.

And of course this brought another issue to mind. Am I trying to force a future career on my DD? Every parent has at one point or another been thrilled to hear their child say I want to be this when I grow up because its what you do. I was an EMT for many years on the local fire department and from the time my DD was able to think about what she longed to be when she grew up she said “I want to be an Emt just like you, mommy.” Words to make my heart soar. I wasn’t considering her reasons for this. I became an EMT because I wanted to help people. Sure there is a bit of glory seeking, how ever miniscule it may be. To me there was nothing more heroic or appealing than EMT/ Rescue workers. (I grew up ont the television show Rescue with Randolph Mantooth…to me he was the epitome of the hunky hero). So did I want my DD to be an Emt to honor my role in her life or because helping people is the real issue. I can’t say for certain.

Now that she is getting older her passions are changing. She no longer is absolutely one hundred percent sure of what she wishes to be when she is grown. Her goal is to graduate high school and get a place with her best friend either residing in Tennessee or Pennsylvania. (Neither option I am thrilled with. The whole empty nest thing, ya know.) But she doesn’t have a goal for the rest of her life.

I am trying to squelch the desire to say you have to know now because I didn’t know at her age. One thing I knew for certain was that one day I wanted to be a published author. A dream I’d had since I was young enough to pick up my first book and get enthralled with the world the writer created. I’ve had so many jobs while trying to find this point in my life, I was sure people saw me as a wishy washy person who had no idea where they were headed, like a ship tossed about without a course. I prefer to think of myself as a free spirit…

So now two topics are floating in my brain. What am I going to do with my characters and stories that are in hodling or working stages? And am I pushing my daughter too hard to be what I want her to be rather than giving her the chance to plot her own course for her life?

I have two hopes: I don’t die before all my thingsd are published and I have no further to be written works. And that my daughter finds happiness in whatever she chooses to be when she grows up. (I also hope for the wisdom to keep my mouth shut unless asked for opinions in helping her giude her course in the future.)

What about you? What would your answers be in these situations?

On newsletter news. We have made the decision to release the Magic Mavens Newsletter once every two months rather than quarterly. We’re planning on adding more writing information and having contests for people who are newsletter members. Keep watching our blog for updates including prize lists!

Huggles all!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Come Join Me!

Hey all, I'm going to be the guest "debut" author for the next three days at Romance Junkies. Come join me.

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Wow, it's really late and my eyes are drooping but . . . I feel a bit poetic. I've decided that writing is like painting. The artist starts with a concept and sketches a rough outline onto the canvas. He studies the draft, then begins laying in background. Background first for the artist. For the writer, he should know the backstory before he puts pen to paper and while he won't write backstory first, it's there in the back of his mind so that it trickles onto the paper a speck at a time. Now the artists is ready to begin the body of work. He layers color upon color to build a most vibrant painting. The contrast catches the eye while the focal point begs for a closer look.
Writers layer with words, building until that crucial black moment that snares the reader with emotion. And then the final touch, the HEA.
Yep - can't tell I'm a romance author, can ya?

Becka's on MySpace!

Hey guys, I don't know how many of you are on MySpace, but if you'd like to visit my page and/or blog, you're welcome, and I'd love to connect to some friends! :D You can check out my page at:

Yay, another tool for procrastination! LOL


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Another Request!

Boy, it's hot today. A whoppin' 95 degrees. UGH! So there's nothing else to do but sit in front of the computer and write my newest story, Pleasure Hideaway...and wouldn't you know, the temperature just got hotter!

But while I was on the Internet checking out my emails, I noticed one from Triskelion Publishing. They have requested one of my steamy historicals, SPANISH EYES. Keep your fingers crossed for me that they decide to take me on as one of their authors. Not only do they publish electronically, they do paperbacks, too. Here's the blub of the story I sent them--

It’s 1879, and headstrong suffragette, Rebecca Wakefield, is determined to be a Pinkerton Detective. Luring and capturing the notorious Spanish thief, Anton Carrera, will make that happen…if she can just avoid losing her heart to the womanizing scoundrel. But Rebecca is willing to do anything to prove her worth--even charm the man she suspects has stolen his uncle’s fortune.

Lady’s man Anton Carrera decides to seduce the woman who has attended his opera two weeks straight, but instead, her innocence and intoxicating beauty captures his heart. He is shocked to learn she is a Pinkerton Agent. Worse, her determination to win the trust of her employer means she refuses to believe the truth about his thievery. Knowing her independence is putting her in to danger, Anton is determined to protect her…even if it means proving his innocence by taking her to Spain against her will.

Anton realizes that although he has brought Rebecca to Padre Island to protect her, he can think of nothing but seducing her. But more than Anton’s heart is in jeopardy, for the murderous game his uncle has started reaches out to them wherever they go. Can Anton keep them both alive? For saving the life of the adorable Pinkerton Agent is suddenly all he wants.

Phyllis Campbell

Friday, June 23, 2006

Brain Mush

Hmmm, did the title arouse your curiosity. Mine, too. Ha ha. But seriously, I've been away this past week attending a workshop for artists and oh my, I learned tons. And I had sorta an epiphany. Just not sure my brain is up for putting it all into words, but I'll try.

Here it is: It's not all about me. Wow, that was profound. But the teacher really opened my eyes. A lot of times, as teachers, we do things to make ourselves look good and we forget the learning process that occurs for the student. It's not about me. It's about them. And ya know what. Same can be said for writers/readers. It's not about me. I don't write to get rich. I write to entertain, to share, to connect with others that have the same love of reading that I do.

So - what's new in my world? Find out. Come join me on June 27 for an author day or two or three at Romance Junkies. Way cool, ugh?

Come join a great reading loop and discover things you didn't know.


Happy Friday!

First off, I want to say... OMG! Phyllis is finally blogging!!! heeheee

Hey all! I'm in a good mood today. It's FRIDAY. Because I'm a full time employee for the state of Utah and I get weekends off, I live for Friday's!

Today I'll be watching my email closely. I have become the President of my RWA Chapter, and we, the board, are trying desperately to find a big author speaker for our 2007 Workshop. The Vice President and I sent out six emails (three a piece) to different big name authors. So far we've got two that said no. But...Karen Robards is leaning toward a YES!!!!! I've been in contact with her assistant, Stephanie, and I'm now waiting for that final email that says yes or no. Keep your fingers crossed that she says YES. If not, I have Julia Quinn. I got an email from her yesterday, and she sounded hopeful, too.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Yet Another Video....

Once you start, it can be addicting! LOL

Here's another one I made for my novella SINCERELY YOURS. I love this one. It really picks up the feel and tone of the book. Enjoy!



Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I Made a Video for IN YOUR ARMS

Just thought you might want to know, I made a video for IN YOUR ARMS, my latest western historical from Champagne Books. This is one of my favorite books AND one of my favorite heroes. Enjoy the video!



Friday, June 16, 2006


:D Dang, I didn't even have time to catch my breath before a whirlwind blew through here and landed me on an unlikely doorstep. LOL

HEARTS ETERNAL has been picked up by Samhain Publishing!! WOOHOO!! I don't have any details about publishing dates or anything like that, but they did offer me a contract which I will be signing in a few days.

I'm so excited because this publisher is in FULL PRINT, actually stocked on bookstore shelves. :D HEARTS ETERNAL is only a novella, so it might not see print unless included in an anthology. I'm hoping that it and it's sequel, HEARTS UNBOUND will be able to be marketed together. That would be so totally cool.

But I'm so excited! I'd never thought of submitting to them before, but I couldn't resist that contract dangling like a carrot before my very eyes. :D So be on the lookout for me at this well-known publisher. YAY!!!


Calling Becka!

Umm her sad news from yesterday has turned into some pretty good news! Seems as if this book was so great that it didnt have time to hang lost. She has sold it!!! COME SHARE YOUR NEWS BECKA!!!!!!!



Thursday, June 15, 2006

It is a Sad Day...

I've just been informed that my publisher at Inara Press has decided to close their doors once and for all. It was a hard decision for them to make, however, I do understand that sometimes, circumstances change, and things you once thought you could do no longer can be done.

What does that mean for my latest book HEARTS ETERNAL?Well, it won't be released on June 26th any longer. I am working with Dawn (Inara's publisher) to get the rights for my cover art so I can at least keep it. It is such a beautiful cover. I do have a plan for what I want to do with this book, but those plans won't be finalized until the next few days, so I'll keep you informed with that.

So this isn't the end of the road, and there is indeed hope for this book and it's sequel, Jareth's story, HEARTS UNBOUND.I am nearing the half-way point for Jareth's story, and I'm loving it! HEARTS ETERNAL clocks in around 33K, novella length. I'm thinking Jareth's story will be about the same. Together, they will be 65-70K, and I'm hoping I can shop them together as an "anthology" of sorts. Wouldn't it be great if they were both released together??

Anyhow, this all came as a shock to me today, but it's just a speedbump. I've been through this before, and while disappointing, there's no point in getting angry or hurt. These things happen. Publishing houses come and go. The trick is finding the ones that have staying power. Keep your fingers crossed for my paranormal romances. Perhaps we will hear some good news soon!


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Just got back from Vacation.

You know when you were a kid and the teachers wanted you to write about your summer vacation. Here is mine.

How I spent my Summer Vacation or as we like to call it A Week in Hell:

Tell you what when I first got there I thought about turning around and coming home. Our electricity at the place has gone wonky. The fridge blew up, and then the A/C was on its last leg. (It was in the 90's) bedding down the oldest boy had trouble breathing so best friend took him outside to cool off. As soon as they opened the door I heard a complaint about the sick odor coming from outside. The smell radiated into the trailer. Had to go out and make sure they stayed in the yard. They were like what’s that smell? Why are those cows going crazy? I couldn't stop grinning. There was a bear in the pond in the field across the road. That kind of freaked them out a bit. They decided they'd rather roast than be outside.

Next day we played all day and prayed things would be better when we came back in for lunch. It wasn’t. Still had some stuff to do so ran around and played and came home for dinner. Again nothing had changed. Went and drove 45 minutes to Wal Mart (this is the nearest store) and purchased a new A/C unit. Driving home I’m going rather slow.

Now I don’t drive the speed limit usually so for me to be going slow is a shock to the truckload. And Best friend is a person who has to be moving so she’s kind of bouncing her leg silently and finally asks why the need for crawling back.

“Deer” I simply answer.

Did not receive the typical “yes sweetheart” smartass reply I expected.Instead she says, “But it’s already after ten. Surely they aren’t out this late.”

“Trust me” I answer and continue crawling home.

As we round a bend three large does are standing by the road. They dart away.On the remaining drive we see according to one child 8 deer. According to the second it was more like 12 and my DD said nothing. We get in pull the old unit out and place in new unit.

Doesn’t work properly. The high cool refuses to run at all. Only the high fan runs. Say some words that probably shouldn’t have been used in front of children. Hope it’s a fuse thing.Tell kids to take a shower. They don’t want to because…did I forget to mention the rotten egg smell to the water? Go to bed and sweat miserably.

Next morning BF took a shower and filled the trailer with the smell of sulphur. By the time she and number one son had finished the smell was gone and the water clean and fresh. The rest of us took our turns.

Thought the problem was a fuse issue so Wal Mart here we come again. Came back replaced all the fuses. The first night all the lights at the back of the trailer had to be on for the A/C to run in the living room. So 5 of us sacked out there.

My arm is turning a purple red from the sunburn I received on the drive down so I really am dying. Drive to the liquor store for, surprisingly enough, ice. The next day we messed with the fuses some more.

Went ATVing, swimming and stopped at liquor store for, yet again, ice. Came back to find that the previous solution of all lights on wasn't working. We then had to shut everything off in back for the A/C unit to work.

Plugged in a fan to circulate the air; fan blew up.At this point there is a lot of whining and complaining. When the suggestion of sleeping outside was offered I immediately heard silence. They were afraid the bear might be back. Again I laughed.

After dark went for a nature drive and saw tons of deer, several coyotes, a raccoon and a small bear (this time we got to see one rather than just smell one.)

Next day more fooling with fuses more ATVing, some shooting then went on a two-hour ATV ride to a cave and natural spring that my great great grandfather had once owned. (The shell of his one room cabin is still there.) Took kids exploring in cave, (hit my head on the rock) more swimming, now all of my body is this purple red shade with the previous burn on the left arm really blistering.

Came back to the a/c not working at all. A lot of bitching and moaning by all of us at this point. Another nature drive to cool down and tire out the kids, this time no bears only a ton of deer and a rattlesnake.

Next day still more ATVing, almost hit a deer on my ATV. More swimming, more burning, more fighting with A/C then someone suggested a generator. My granddad and dad brought one down from the house by tractor and hooked it up. Sat in the cool air and everyone was happy. More ATVing let the kids watch how a farmer (my grandpa) bales hay. Took kids to see my grandpa's blue cow, more swimming. Saw huge black king snake, a blue crane, a baby brown snake. Another nature drive and came home to sing hallelujah that the a/c was still on. ate dinner, waited for it to get dark and took another nature drive.

Another day of ATVing and shooting and swimming followed by teaching the kids how to work a track hoe. Another nature drive. Another almost collision with a deer (in my truck this time rather than the ATV thank goodness)

Final day we went on one last ATV ride. Heard a sound that sent shivers down the spine of the whole group. For the first time it was something that scared them that didn’t make me laugh. We shut off all the ATV's and sat in silence while listening to the sounds. Hair stood on the back of my neck, I still wasn't laughing. On the breeze that carried the sound was a smell that again I couldn't place and again made me uneasy. I have been on this road for my entire life and never before had I heard or smelled the things coming from those woods. I decide to lighten the mood by sharing a story about a Big Foot creature that had been talked about in the woods and etc. The kids became frightened and we had to leave.

Came back to the A/C working and the mood was much more somber than when we left. Realized my story may not have been the best idea...try to lighten it up even more by making jokes. Teased her oldest boy who had been riding with me, “well next time we’ll just stay in the lead that way when Big Foot comes for lunch he’ll have your brother as the appetizer and you mom as a main course.” He wasn’t laughing. She laughed and said, “no way, it wouldn’t touch any one of the three of us. You’re the one with all the meat on the bones.” I grin and say, “geez, yet another down side to being fat…”

Relax in the a/c and start to itch as well as burn from the sun. Now have poison ivy blisters on my sun burn blisters.

Last nature drive, found tons of deer again, a raccoon another rattlesnake, came home was almost asleep when the two boys started screaming "MOM! MOM!" Best friend and I both shoot up from our beds and run in to find out the problem. They'd seen a mouse. Would've laughed if hadn’t been so tired. All night long listened to the youngest whine "mom, can I sleep with you?" got irritated. Said, "don’t worry its only a little mouse, it won't eat much."

I was referring to food in the pantry of course. The little one thought I meant the mouse wouldn't eat too much of him. This produced still more whining and crying and begging can I sleep with you.

Got up for the drive home. Stop to put in gas. After the gas I get in and put in the key and can’t start my truck. They key will not turn over. My dad is sitting waiting for me and I’m ready to scream. He comes over and asks what’s wrong. My best friend is in her seat mumbling something about God, ants and magnifying glasses. I try to start up again nothing. Dad pulls me out. He gets in. Takes my keys and pulls them out. Studies them then hands them back. “You can’t start a Chevy truck with a Dodge Spirit key” he says as he drops them in my hand. His head is shaking as he walks away. Best friend is laughing so hard there are tears streaming from her eyes.

About an hour out the littlest one puked in my truck. Joy of joys. Stop so he can get out and try it again. Kid feels better we drive on, stop for lunch. Child doesn't want to eat; tummy hurts. We all eat. Get on road, once more child whines about tummy. Throws up. Stop truck at Mammoth Springs Park. Take oldest boy and my DD out for a walk around and some pictures so best friend can tend to her littlest boy. Back on the road after an hour of touring and picture taking. Youngest child feels better. This is the signal for his big brother to cease being nice and the fighting commences. Best friend and I are growing angry.

She lets loose siren's shriek in the cab of the truck that resonates through the eardrums and out the window and down the highway.We have now progressed from everyone griping about being hot to freezing. Now I get hot when the temp climbs above 70 degrees. When it dips below 70 they all freeze. So here I am in a sleeveless tank and shorts while they are all bundled in blankets. I have no air on and the windows cracked as sweat pours from my body and pools in the seat.

After roasting for as long as I can bear I put the window down. This brings on a round of whining "I'm cold" and fight over the blanket commences. Finally arrive home some 6 hours later and unload them from my truck. Get in to drive back to my home and enjoy the silence that envelops the cab of the truck.

Come home to find Dh had rearranged the furniture, vacuumed, did all dishes, all laundry and cleaned out the fridge.

I'm planning on trying to find another way to leave town soon...

In all seriousness and honesty despite the many horrible things that happened, it could've been much worse. And I haven’t laughed as much in months as I did in the past 5 days. The kids were pretty well behaved (as well as you can expect a 10 and 11 year old to act) DD was an angel, helping with sunburn meds, not crabbing when I'm sure she wanted to, keeping the boys entertained while K and I relaxed. DD even surprised us by having lunch ready one afternoon when we came back from a ride she didn’t want to go on. However when BF immediately began listing thigs she was looking forward to doing next year I couldn't quite get my enthusiasm up to the right level. I'll give it a week.

I have also since found the sounds I heard, well pretty much, the sounds we heard. If you go to this website click on the "tending grunt" and the "breeding bellow" you will hear sounds very much like the ones we heard on that day. It may seem silly that those noises caused such hair raising but imagine yourself alone in the middle of the woods and hearing this for the very first time in your life and not knowing what it was. Think how you’d feel.

I should be getting pictures soon and I'll share them with you all at my blog Hope your summer vacations have all the good we enjoyed and none of the bad we suffered.

Huggles and I'll talk with you again soon!

Monday, June 12, 2006

My Latest Book, HEARTS ETERNAL Gets a Cover!

Check out my awesome new cover for HEARTS ETERNAL!!

What you are looking at is one face but TWO men. The hero, Laith Moreland, and his brother the villain, Jareth Moreland, are twins. On the left, Laith is ethereal in green tones and Jareth is "evil" in red, with Cassie in the middle. I LOVE it! :D

Is Cassie turning toward Laith or baring her neck for Jareth?? Hehe...

This book will be available from Inara Press in TWO weeks! June 26th is it's release date, so be on the lookout!

Here's the blurb:

Cassie Chapman has just met the perfect man in the mysterious Laith Moreland. But there's a catch: he's a ghost. Not only that, he claims Cassie is the reincarnation of his one true love who died hundreds of years in the past! As she begins to have visions of her past life, Cassie is flung into Laith's world and realizes only she has the power to break his curse and make him mortal once again.

Lord Laith Moreland, the Third Duke of Crichton, is a ghost. He's been searching for his true love, his
shelmir, for centuries. Finally he has found her, born again in Cassie Chapman. They cannot deny the strong bond that is mysteriously between them. But Laith isn't the only one who's found Cassie, and now they must stay one step ahead of Laith's murderous twin brother, who willingly cursed himself ages ago to find her reincarnated once again.

But can they escape the wrath of Jareth, a man consumed by jealousy, a man who wants Cassie only for himself? Even when Cassie discovers that Jareth is an unholy vampire?


Thursday, June 08, 2006

Launch Party

I've been hosting a launch party at the champagne toast loop and it's been a blast. We've discussed all sorts of fun things from our porno star name based on an insect to our most romantic memory. And wow, I've been reminiscing a lot. Funny, how one thought leads to another, an endless circle of memories.

Our whole world of fantasy is based upon real life experiences. The more experiences we have, the richer our stories become. Okay, time to get the waders. It's getting thick in here.

Back to the party, drop in and say hi. I'm giving away tons of stationary with my original artwork on the front. Good stuff.


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My First Release is HERE!

Ah, fan me while I take a deep breath. Celestial Dragon hit the Cyber stores yesterday or maybe even day before yesterday. Gotta lub that the author's the last to know. But - I'm just so excited, I can't breathe. I love this story. It took nine months to write and lots of revisions, but in the end it was worth every nibbled fingernail.

So - now, I've got to promote. Promotion is probably one of the hardest things for me to do. I'm an artist, a writer. I should be able to sit in my corner and write for the simple joy of writing. The book will sell itself. Wrong. Argggg. So, I guess this means I have to come out of my corner and tell everyone I've written this fabulous story. Nibble. There goes another fingernail.

No worries. I can do this. I actually sent out a bunch of postcards today. And I've found several places to send my bookmarks. In fact, I gave my son a mission. I gave him a handful of bookmarks and told him to slip one or two in the magazines on the plane. You know the one. The Air Mall. And he's also going to plant them in his hotel room. He flies out tomorrow for Vegas. Too fun.

Rambling now, but I think it's nervous energy. I've gotta get up at 3:00 AM to cook the boy eggs and see him on his way. Wow. I should be in bed now. Nite all.


Exciting Month!

Dante’s Duty was chosen for the Editor’s Pick of this week over at my publisher’s website, and I’m thrilled with it!

Also I reached a very difficult decision this past week, a decision that took a great deal of thought and finally have decided to cancel the release of my historical, Always Love. I love the characters and the basic story idea, but it isn’t right. To release a book that I don’t feel one hundred percent confident in, or have faith in would be letting everyone, not just myself but my readers, down. So I pulled it from the line up. Maybe one day will see Jacob and Moira out and sharing their life story, but this isn’t the right time.

I do still plan to keep the witches in the line up and the first release will come in October! I can’t believe how quickly that time is coming! I’ve also sent a short story, my first inspirational, to my publisher in hopes that it will be picked up for the short and sweet line. Who knows maybe it could even be included in an anthology? Keep your fingers crossed!

Becka and Marie have some great news; Becka’s book On Eagle’s Wings will be coming out in paperback format in the near future! This means that you can go to your local bookstore and pick it up! Also Marie’s book “Ten Ways to Melt a Man’s Heart” will be headed to a bookstore near you as well! Congrats ladies! That is so GREAT!!!! When the dates are verified we’ll pass the information on to you.

And today we see the release of Jami’s book “Celestial Dragon”, YEAH!!!!! We need to have a cyber party for her! So wine, Champagne and other assorted drinks as well as snacks are here for everyone! CHEERS JAMI!!!!


Thursday, May 25, 2006


Ever wonder where authors of fantasy and futurist escapades get their inspiration? Me too, and I write both. LOL. So, where do I get my inspiration? I was blessed with a very vivid imagination and a voracious appetite for watching anything sci-fi. I don’t read a lot of science fiction, but I think that’s because I don’t want to plant ideas in my head from other writer’s words. I plant enough ideas from the visual versions.

I also research. It’s quite easy to find information on fantasy figures like dragons, witches, gnomes, trolls, and wizards to name a few, but it’s more difficult to conduct research on the author’s projection of what the world might look like centuries from now or the dynamics of a civilization within another galaxy. For Celestial Dragon, I had to make up a new power source and being the mechanical klutz that I am, I had to envision how that power source might be used. In this case, my husband’s vast knowledge came in handy.

I broke a few rules within the sci-fi standards of world building, but sometimes rules beg to be broken. Rule #1: Thou shall not use made-up words unless they serve a purpose. Celestial Dragon vibrates with new vocabulary and while not evident to some, most will see that these words are grounded by sound. My purpose in creating new adjectives (primarily colors) was to allow the reader some leeway in conjuring their own visuals. Rule #2: Thou shall not allow the inhabitants to live in a cave. I didn’t really know about this rule until after I’d written Celestial Dragon, but I hope I gave enough reality to the situation to suspend disbelief. Yes, caves on earth are dark holes where moisture clings to the surface and bats nest. Trails leading downward are usually steep and rugged, but caves on distant planets can have whatever characteristics the author chooses to give them. Enough said. LOL. For research on this part of the story, I visited Carlsbad Cavern. Deep inside this cave, the owners built a restaurant and public facilities, so I know it’s possible to build a structure within a cave and make that structure habitable.

If I broke any other "rules", it was unintentional, but heck - what fun would it be if we always had to play by the rules.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Great news!

Becka has finished her first B.E.A.S.T. book, WTG Bec!!!!!!

Marie's going to print with her Champagne book, Ten Ways to Melt a Man's Heart! We're so excited for you Marie! That's awesome news!

Ciara, love that new cover!

Seems that everything is going great gang busters for all the mavens!

I'm going to be a little out of touch from the world for a time. A virus attacked my computer and deep fried my hard drive and I'm now in the process of having to rebuild and reinstall EVERYTHING. As soon as I can get it all up and running I'll be back in touch, hopefully it won't be long!

Huggles everyone!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Hard at Work

Well, I'm hard at work trying to finish up the first in my BEAST series by June 1st. It's coming along nicely, I must say. The book is entitled THE B.E.A.S.T. WITHIN, and you can find more information about it here:

There aren't many updates because of my looming deadline, however, I intend on making that blog kind of a "DVD Extras" kind of thing, where you'll get juicy tidbits about this series ONLY on this blog, not even in the novels. :D

The story itself is growing to epic proportions. There just may be a government conspiracy going on here. We'll have to wait and see! :) But I'm so very excited for these books. There is a lot of action and sexual tension. Think The Bourne Identity meets Shifters. Ooo... LOL

Anyhow, I've got just under 14K left to write on this book and it should be done in no time. Ooo, I can't wait for it! Ellen at Champagne Books has told me this baby is going to print. Yippee!! Bookstores, here I COME! Cannonball!!!



Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ciara's new cover

The artist for Champagne did an exceptional job on my cover. I'm so excited. CD and PDF downloads of this fabulous story will be available on June 1, 2006. How's that for blatant promotion.

But seriously, this was a labor of love and I hope all that read it will be entertained for hours. And btw, Magic Mavens will be launching our first newsletter soon, thanks to Donica's organization skills. Be on the look out for the Magic Maven's newsletter.

Happy reading,

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Introducing Ciara Gold

Wow, this is just so exciting. I'm here with three other super writers and I plan to have a blast blogging away. Hi all, I'm Ciara Gold and my debut romance comes out this June. Be sure to watch for Celestial Dragon, available through Champagne Books and Fictionwise.

About me? Hmmmm. I'm an artist, a writer, a teacher, a reader and a sailor. Okay, so maybe not as much of a sailor as I'd like to be. I could never feel the wind, so I always cheated by looking at the wind tails. But I do enjoy being out on the lake when the breeze is steady and the sun is shining. Of course, sitting in the slip all cozy in the berth during a storm ain't so bad either. And that's all I'm gonna say about stormy days, ha ha.

What do I write? Everything that strikes my fancy. Okay, so I need to narrow it down a bit. I love writing paranormal adventures because I lose myself in the fantasy. I love creating new worlds. But I also love writing historical western romances. I think sometimes I should have been born in the 1870's. Our forefathers knew how to live, how to survive on the bare essentials. And most upheld a moral fiber that seems distant nowadays. And oh my, aren't cowboys just plain sexy. Gotta love a man in a cowboy hat, tight wranglers and scuffed boots. I spend at least one night a month country western dancing with my husband and the atmosphere always manages to take me back in time. I developed a passion for writing in my early twenties, but I didn't nurture that passion until about five years ago. I feel so fortunate to have found a wonderful publisher who appreciates my talents.

Ciara Gold

Welcome, Mavins!

Hello everyone. My name is Rebecca Goings, but I'm known around the 'Net as Becka. It's been my dream since I was a young girl to be a published author. Now here I am, after much determination.

My publishing career has been a roller-coaster ride so far. I'm currently published with three houses, but I have been published at two others. New Age Dimensions couldn't stay in business after one of last year's hurricanes ripped through Florida, and Triskelion Publishing and I had our creative differences. In both instances, I was released from my contracts. But it's good news, because my previously published paranormal romance HEARTS ETERNAL, has now been picked up by Inara Press! I'm very excited about that.

My publishing career began back when I was posting on the eHarlequin forums. That's where I met Donica, and she told me about By Grace Publishing. I had already written two Inspirational romances that were getting rejected by Heartsong and Steeple Hill, so I decided to give By Grace a chance. Now they have five of my published stories! :D

Then I heard about Champagne Books from a few Yahoo loops I was a part of and decided to submit there, as the publisher, Ellen, was always a sweetheart on the loops. It was the best thing I could have done! They have three of my mainstream romances, and I'm contracted for four more!!

I've got a new paranormal suspense trilogy coming with Champagne called my B.E.A.S.T. series. In fact, this series has a blog if you're interested in checking it out: It's about men who've been genetically altered by a ruthless secret agency. They're on the run and find love along the way. The first book is entitled THE B.E.A.S.T. WITHIN and it's so much fun to write!

I have another series, a fantasy romance series called The Wolverine Chronicles. These were published at New Age Dimensions, but we know what happened there. Now they're being queried at Mundania Press, and I'm waiting to hopefully hear the good word over there.

Anyhow, that's it from this peanut gallery. If you'd like to visit my website, it's at I also have an author loop at: Hope to see you around the 'Net! :D


Sunday, April 30, 2006


I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Donica Covey and I’m an author. I write Paranormal Romantic comedies, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. I’ve been seriously writing for the last twelve years but only about eight years ago did I being the long hard process of getting myself published. Then in December of 2004 my very first book, Hawk’s Rayne was released by Triskelion Publishing I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.

Then in January of 2005 my first Romantic Suspense, Dante’s Duty was published with By Grace Publishing and then in June came my Contemporary Romace Seeing the Light. Again I thought things could not be better. I signed a contract for a four book series, a Paranormal Romantic Comedy starring 4 sisters who are witches the first book is to be released in October with Moonlit Romance and I have my first historical romance coming out in September so I took stock and said, now my life is great! I’m living my dreams, being published, and having readers who enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

Well my life got even better, I learned on Monday April 17 that my book Hawk’s Rayne had won the title of Best Paranormal Romance eBook of 2005, my book Dante’s Duty won Best Romantic Suspense for 2005 AND my book Seeing the light had won Best Contemporary Romance of 2005. I was soaring! And then just today I learned that my book Dante’s Duty was nominated for a Golden Rose at Love Romance. I’m pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming!

The idea of being associated with Rebecca Goings, Phyllis Campbell and Ciara Gold was just so great for me. These ladies are talented authors, and more importantly they are beautiful human beings. I’m very privileged to have my name listed along side theirs and for my readers who have never met them let me just say I hope you are able to take a few minutes, meet them and read a book or two by them and see for yourself what I mean about talent these ladies have such an abundance of.

If you haven’t had the chance I hope you can pop by website and see what I have going on in my life, just click the button below.

Also there will be a place provided for you join up a mailing list where you can receive a newsletter to learn our latest news, contests to enter and prizes to win. So keep watching for that!

Huggles and Happy Reading!