Official Upcoming Release Schedule!

Due to changes in how my publisher assigns dates, I won't have release dates until I finish the book. I'm currently working on:

Taking the Realm which is book 3 of Sha and Connor's trilogy (previously titled Shaking the Balance)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!!

Hello lovelies and welcome to the Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop!!! Christmas is just around the corner, but I got my present early....I released my first solo paranormal romance, Breaking the Nexus!!!

It's a Happy Holiday from your favorite Authors and Bloggers. While we know everyone celebrates a different way, we wanted to make sure that you guys knew how much we treasure you all. So from Dec 14th to Dec 17th, all 200 or so of us will be blogging about the holidays and what they mean to us. We may talk about our favorite holiday traditions, recipes, gifts, reads, heroes, and so much more. We want to hear about what you do for the holidays, what you read, and who you'll spend it with. We hope to see you here and happy hopping!

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

To help with your Christmas shopping, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card!! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win :) Be sure to leave your email address in your comment answering my question "What do you want for Christmas?" Your email MUST be present to be eligible to win.

I'd like to present you with a little blurb and snippet from my new book!

Breaking the Nexus, available NOW on Amazon!

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?
Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.


As they halted at a red light, he decided to break the silence. “Don’t you have big cities where you’re from?”
“Oh we do, but it’s so different. I’m not used to such height and all that glass. We have tall buildings, though nothing on this scale. Part of it is to allow plenty of sky space for our flying creatures.”
“You mean birds?”
“Birds, gryphons, dragon—all sorts of creatures really.”
Despite all he’d seen this morning, he just couldn’t wrap his head around that. “Gryphons and dragons…seriously?”
“Yes, I—” Sha’s words cut off, her body tensing as if to prepare for an attack. “Something’s coming,” she warned as a piercing shriek reverberated through the air.
“Do you know what that was?” He scanned the surroundings, looking for the source of the scream. It was like nothing he’d ever heard and had chilled him to the bone. It sounded neither human nor animal; whatever it was, he doubted it was friendly.
Another shriek, this one louder, longer…closer. People on the streets began running, fear stark on their faces. A black mass blocked one of the street lamps that had turned on mere minutes earlier, but he couldn’t distinguish any features. “Sha! Do you know what’s out there?” She sat frozen, her eyes closed in intense concentration.
“Mother Night, it can’t be.”
Another shriek, even closer, this time accompanied by the terrified shouts of innocent bystanders. Connor reached over and shook her shoulder in an attempt to break through to her. “Now’s not exactly the time for disbelief. What the hell is coming for us?”
Her eyes met his, outward calm masking a hint of fear. “A banshee.”
Oh, shit. So much for luck being on their side.


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  1. Oh, I want to win the swag pack. Really of all the prizes, this is the one I wish for every hop. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  2. *waves* Oh look its me!!

  3. What I want for Christmas is to get the book Breaking the Nexus and also to win the swag pack in this awesome giveaway.

  4. To be honest I want a lot of things for Christmas. I want my friends and family to be happy, to be able to find my one true love and to keep learning and take steps to making my dreams come true but most of all I want everyone to be safe and I also want a kindle and your book for Christmas.

  5. I'm easy to please. I don't want anything for Christmas. The only thing that I "needed" was a new camera, and my gf already bought that for me. I'm pretty much set...but I can never say no to more books. So for all my friends reading this: don't hesitate to send me books ;)

  6. What I WANT is a Robot Vac....but I'm not going to get it :(

  7. I want alot of books and horror dvds.

  8. Let's see, Santa. I've been a really good girl. I have Tweeted about contests and left nice reviews for authors. This year I would like a New Kindle Fire, preloaded with $500 in credit on a gift card. Might as well dream big, right?

    Thank you for getting a chance to become acquainted with new authors via the bloghop.


  9. Well, i would like to be with my family for the holidays, i like spending the holidays with my close ones, i feel like a baby lol. but besides that i would like a tablet, i want to read but not carry 500 books around lol
    Happy Holidays! =]

  10. I am thrilled to get to have both my daughters and their families here for Christmas. I guess what I would like for Christmas is...for my editing and beta-reading business to take off so that I can stay home and not return to the working world outside my home.


  11. A beautiful bookshelf to showcase all my fave books! Thanks so much!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  12. I think a break to enjoy the new friends :D I've met this year and actually remember what writing is all about. I've been letting stress get to me. I love sharing and goofing off with you Lindsay :D

  13. Books of course, and improved health for my daughter and me.

    1. Oops, forgot my email!
      smoofrog at gmail dot com

  14. books, books, and more books, but my husband home to enjoy for the holidays

  15. I want amazon and barnes and noble gift cards. I have a ton of books on my Wish list that I would love to get and the gift cards would be oh so helpful.

  16. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! I'd really, really love a Kindle Fire for Christmas. Although I love the feel of a book in my hands, I'd love to have an eReader.

  17. What I want is for my honey to find a better job closer to home, but what's on my Christmas list is lots of Amazon GC's so I can buy all these books I am seeing on this hop :).

    Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman


  18. My Christmas wish this year is to win the lottery so I can help out my family in these tough economic times. A more realistic wish is for eBook gift cards. :)
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. I'd love a case for my Kindle

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  20. I would love to get an iPad. Oh, and chocolate!

  21. A Kindle Fire :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. I would love a Kindle!


  23. a kindle fire

  24. Peace Oh and eggnog and snickerdoodles....

  25. New kindle books!


  26. I'd love the Kindle Fire HD.

  27. One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

  28. Congrats on your release Lindsay. You should have definitely thought about Sock Monkeys as prizes! :) I actually think that is what I want for Christmas, well that and Amazon and Starbucks GC's.

    Thanks so much for being a part of this amazing hop and the great giveaway.

    Merry Christmas,

  29. all my family together

  30. WOO! HOO! Who is ready to go blog hoppin? :) lol.... I have done so many blogs, I have lost track of which ones I have already done, so if you get a couple from me then (sorry) lol.... :)
    I hope everyone is ready for Christmas!!! I am about as ready as I am able to be lol.... :) Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Year to all!!!
    Happy reading and writing*

  31. I have been travelling to the kids homes for the passed 20+ years. My Christmas wish is to stay home and not be on the road. I really enjoy the holiday season. I enjoy the smells, the food and lights. Oh and the music too. Not much into baking anymore. But I do enjoy tasting, ask my scales. Tee Hee. Great blog.

  32. Books. I have a very long list. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  33. Books. Plain and simple. There are so many romance authors out there that it's getting harder and harder to keep up with all of them!


  34. My Soldier (son) to come home... Next week counting the days.

  35. What do I want for Christmas? I would love to get a relaxing day with my family.

    dorthyn @ hotmail . com

  36. a tv


  37. For Christmas I want books. books and more books!! And maybe a spanking! LOL I have been a little naughty!

  38. What do I want for christmas? I wouldn't mind anime, dragons, and books but I rather my sons have a great christmas..

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  39. Awesome Giveaway. I want the new Kindle white paper.

  40. I would love a Kindle Fire HD
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  41. Definitely a Kindle Fire :D Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Mollydawn81 at yahoo dot com

  42. I would like the world to be a safer place.

    Merry Christmas !


  43. i realy want an ipad mini
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  44. I would love to have several of my favorite indie books backed up to paperbacks. My list is pretty

  45. I would like some great books from Christmas!
    Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. a laptop
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  47. I would love an iPad but anything that is given to me will be treasured.

    deb ;0)


  48. a panodra bracelet and a new dvd player

  49. lots of books! thanks!

  50. I want many, many cd's :)and books!
    Karina V

  51. Nook HD+ !!!!!
    debdan2002 at yahoo dot com

  52. Book, books, and more books! Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  53. Kindle Fire or Paperwhite. :)

    Thanks for the hop!

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  54. What I want for Christmas is to do something for the families and community where 20 children were killed for not other reason that they were there. I send my prayers to all of them.

  55. An iPad.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  56. Here's hoping for new reads for Christmas!

  57. i want a kindle for the baby. she sees them all the time and she wants her books on it.

  58. A Kindle!
    Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

  59. kindle fire for my husband but i want new ebooks and a dvd player

  60. I really love your cover! The book sounds great!! The only thing I really want this Christmas is to spend time with my family and friends. I feel so blessed to have them. And a new cozy sweater from Athleta. I'd like that too. ;)
    hthurmeier @ gmail . com

  61. I really want some kind of e-reader - so hard to decide which is best.

    steph0828 at hotmail dot com

  62. I want lots of ebooks

  63. Books! yay!!
    gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

  64. I want my little one to have a great Christmas and a kindle fire would be nice too:) Merry Christmas!

  65. What I want for Christmas is a man ;), lol.


  66. Happy Holidays! Great giveaway! Listed as April B in the rafflecopter. I really want a iPad!


  67. Books, books, books.


  68. Would love a new book shelf to hold my ever growing new books!!


  69. books:)
    Happy Holidays!

  70. GC's for books, good hand cream & some dark chocolate.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  71. GC's for books, good hand cream & some dark chocolate.

  72. I want a sewing machine and Amazon gift cards to fund my reading habit!

  73. i'd love a kindle - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  74. Some books! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  75. I want a laptop desk

  76. Gift cards so I can buy books!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  77. new music player

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  78. I want Books, Books & more Books
    Happy Holidays, Big Hugs
    Missie Jones
    missie25524@netzero .com

  79. What a wonderful thing to do for the community that has suffered so much.
    Every year what I want most as a mother of nine is a clean house...I keep asking Santa but so far I must be naughty because I don't think I'll get it until all my kids are grown and they are all somewhere else for Christmas.
    Seaw itch Re views @ yah oo.c om

  80. I want peace and quiet- after relatives leave LOL

  81. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! What do i want? My family to be happy. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  82. I really want some new books for Christmas. :)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  83. I'd like an NHL season. I'd also take a hockey player since they have so much time on their hands.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  84. I want a Kindle Fire for Christmas! Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

  85. I want a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas!

    Happy Holidays!
    jung *dot* shari *at* gmail *dot* com

  86. I want no more $ worries. LOL.


  87. I would like a job for Christmas. I've been out of work since June.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  88. As usual, over half of my Christmas list is books! Thanks for the giveaway!

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com