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Dear PitchWars Mentees

Dear PitchWars Mentees

WELCOME to the Pitch Wars family!! It is no mean feat to beat the odds and rise to the top of so much talent. So for one night, squeal and dance and do pointy poses of victory. For one night. For the day after, reality will come knocking. So party while you can. But drink […]

Interview with GSMC Book Review Podcast

Sneak Peek + Giveaway: Laura Heffernan's SWEET REALITY

Sneak Peek + Giveaway: Laura Heffernan’s SWEET REALITY

Release Date: September 5, 2017   Synopsis SUGAR, SEA SALT, AND SHOW BIZ Jen Reid’s life after walking off a reality show has been great–she’s gone from being a broke twenty-four-year-old Seattleite with no love life and no job to the twenty-five-year-old who got the guy, moved to Miami, and is starting a bakery with […]

French Foreign Rights for A Crazy Kind of Love

French Foreign Rights for A Crazy Kind of Love

I am ridiculously excited that A Crazy Kind of Love will be translated into  French.

#PitchWars Submission Window Advice

#PitchWars Submission Window Advice

On August 27, the sub window will open and suddenly the vibe on the #PitchWars feed will change dramatically. Mentees will freak out about pulling the trigger, as everyone seems to be sending in their subs, but you’re not ready yet, and the mentors have suddenly gone dark. Panic sets in. First of all RELAX. You […]

How to Prepare for #PitchWars

How to Prepare for #PitchWars

With the Pitch Wars submission window opening soon, it’s *probably* too late to be drafting your MS, but those of you twiddling your thumbs might be wondering what you can do now to prepare for Pitch Wars.  Well, I’m glad you asked because there is a LOT you can be doing to be as ready […]

How Does #PitchWars Work Exactly?

How Does #PitchWars Work Exactly?

Pitch Wars is a contest started by Brenda Drake. You can read about it on the official site: pitchwars.org. This isn’t your average contest. You don’t just submit a query/250, get selected from the slush and then hosted for an agent round. You don’t just get a little feedback on your query/250 during a short […]

New Book Announcement!

New Book Announcement!

Book world gets weird on the other side of the portal — easier and harder in some ways. Easier because you’ve got a foot in the door so you can do things like sell a book on concept alone. Harder because you’ve got your foot in the door of a very specific building so you […]

#Giveaway – Chance to win a signed copy of Some Kind of Magic + $10 gift card

I will be drawing for a winner of one signed copy of Some Kind of Magic and a $10 Amazon gift card. To enter, just subscribe to my newsletter by signing up in the side bar here >> Or via my Facebook Newsletter Signup. 1 lucky winner will be contacted for mailing instructions. Good luck!

The Novel Tea Club

There’s this thing called the Novel Tea Club which is a great pun but also a cool concept. They box up some tea and a book and ship them out to their subscribers. Not sure how I ended up in this, but I ran across a couple of pics on Instagram. Cool! View this post […]

#Giveaway – Chance to win a signed copy of Some Kind of Magic + $10 gift card

I will be picking a winner at 6 pm tonight and next Friday.  If I hit 20 new subscribers total, I’m going to throw in a $10 Amazon gift card. To enter, just subscribe to my newsletter by signing up in the side bar here >> Or via my Facebook Newsletter Signup. Enter now to be included […]

Sign up for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed copies of SOME KIND OF MAGIC

I will be picking 1 winner every Friday night at 6 pm for the next 3 weeks. To enter, just subscribe to my newsletter by signing up in the side bar here >> Or via my Facebook Newsletter Signup. Increase your chances by entering now to be included in all 3 drawings. 1 winner will be […]

Some Kind of Magic Featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Virginia Book Notes section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch featured my book on April 1!  

SOME KIND OF MAGIC is featured in this month's First for Women magazine!

SOME KIND OF MAGIC is featured in this month’s First for Women magazine!

I’m thrilled that my book is included in this awesome women’s magazine!

4 Awesome Rock Star Romances

4 Awesome Rock Star Romances

Musicians are my weakness, and rock star romances are a trope I never tire of. I don’t find myself as drawn to romances about actors or corporate big wigs in quite the same way. There’s something mysterious about the rocker. He can be the bad boy, the humble boy next door, or some combination, but […]

Release Excerpt + Giveaway: Layla Reyne SINGLE MALT

Release Excerpt + Giveaway: Layla Reyne SINGLE MALT

I’m thrilled to be a part of the release of SINGLE MALT (Agents Irish & Whiskey) by Layla Reyne. I grabbed the ARC for this book as fast as I could get my hands on it, and let me tell you, it was a fantastic read. Check it out below.   The heart’s a resilient […]

Thanks to @NightOwlReviews for making Some Kind of Magic a Top Pick!

Thanks to @NightOwlReviews for making Some Kind of Magic a Top Pick!

Thanks to Night Owl Reviews for naming Some Kind of Magic as a Top Pick! “Some Kind of Magic” is a fun and flirty first book by Mary Ann Marlowe. The romance is hot and steamy, the characters are interesting and intriguing, and the plot is filled with humor and fun, all contributing to a […]

Release Blitz - Laura Heffernan - AMERICA'S NEXT REALITY STAR

Release Blitz – Laura Heffernan – AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR

In AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR, Jen is cast on a reality show after she loses her job, her boyfriend, and her home. She hopes to win the cash prize but finds she also wants to win the heart of fellow contestant Justin. Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s Confessions of a Shopaholic won’t want to miss this […]

WIN a Kate Spade bag stuffed with @Kensingtonbooks Romance Paperbacks #Giveaway

WIN a Kate Spade bag stuffed with @Kensingtonbooks Romance Paperbacks #Giveaway

Here’s an awesome chance to win a beautiful bag filled with romance novels. The contest is live through March 10. Click here to enter! One winner will receive: Owl print Kate Spade bag Copy of ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt Copy of HER LEADING MAN by Maggie Dallen Copy of BELOVED BEAST by Karyn Gerrard […]

Why To Read – Contemporary Romance for Modern Readers

I loved seeing Some Kind of Magic on this Why To Read list of contemporary romance with such amazing authors as Sophie Kinsella and John Green. This is the kind of thing you don’t even let yourself hope to  one day see. I’m honestly only blogging about it so I don’t lose the link in […]