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Anything that pertains to my writing or the publishing industry.

Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans Titles and Pub Dates!

Just turned in the second novella in the Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans series, and was rewarded with infor on new titles and dates!  (Oh, and my editor is enjoying the read–WOO HOO!) Hot off the press, here are the titles and publishing dates for my Billionaire’s Club series: Book One: KNOCK OUT (Sebastian and Renata.)  Coming July 1, 2014 Book Two: POWER PLAY (Raphael and Macy.) Coming August 1, 2014 Book Three: TAKE DOWN (Gabriel and Karina.) Coming September 1, 2014 I can’t tell you how excited I am about this series.  I sure hope you’ll give these stories a look see for your summer reading. As soon as blurbs are set in stone, I’ll be sure to post them here. And I’ll share cover goodness as soon as I can. Now on to writing Gabriel and Karina’s story! BCNO_promo

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Cage Fighting for Toys For Tots!

My neighbor is an MMA fighter. (Yeah, I know I’m lucky!)

I’ve talked to him off and on about it, but not yet in the “I’m a writer and I want to interview you so I can write my smexy book better” sort of way. He brought over a poster today and let me know that NFC Fighting is having their annual Toys For Tots fight for charity on Friday, December 13.  Free admission with a new toy!

Well, since I’m writing a trio of novellas about fighters how can I resist this opportunity? Bonus: There’s going to be two women amateur Muay Thai fights too!

Now to convince the DH to go!

NFC charity fight poster

RITA Rage

My morning began with trying to enter the RITAs, Romance Writers of America’s writing contest for published novels. I love Devil’s Angel, and if it ends as my only historical novel, I want more exposure and recognition for it.

The site programmer obviously didn’t think about what would happen if 10,000 people all tried to submit their entries and pay their fees simultaneously. Since Devil’s Angel is going into the Historical romance category and that is always one of the popular ones, I wanted to make sure I got my entry in. The contest system got hung up for quite some time–I think it tested every one of my seven virtues!

I ended up going the old skool route of printing the PDF, handwriting my entry, then scanning it in and emailing it to the contest coordinator. At this point, I’m not sure if I’ve entered once or four times, but I think I’m good!

It’s a long shot category for unknown authors, but I’ll get to put my book in front of five new people (first round judges) and that’s alays a good thing. Now to cross my fingers that Samhain will be able to get early print copies of Devil’s Angel!

New Book Deal!

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Hello everyone! I have wonderful news to share with you:

I’m returning to contemporary romance with a set of sexy novellas with St. Martin’s Press! With uber wealthy, uber sexy men being all the rage, I’m going to do my own take on them–in ‘Nawlins!

Sebastian is a former boxer, Raphael is a mixed martial artist

FREE READ: Red-Hot Holiday

Here’s a free short based on my novella, Lady Sings the Blues.  I hope you enjoy this holiday peek into the lives of two fantastic characters.  Happy Holidays!

Red-Hot Holiday

Samhain acquires Linden Bay Romance

Macon, GA, December 5, 2008

Samhain Publishing Announces Expansion Plans

In a bold move, Samhain Publishing (www.samhainpublishing.com) announced the purchase of Linden Bay Romance (http://lindenbayromance.com/). In light of the downward spiral of the economy and the rapid consolidation of many of the larger publishers, Samhain Publishing has seized their chance to expand their market share by creating a new fiction line under the popular Samhain brand.

“From the beginning one of my goals was to create multiple lines within Samhain,” says Christina Brashear, owner of Samhain Publishing. “With Linden Bay Romances’ excellent reputation, I made the offer in the hopes the owners would see this sale as a mutual benefit to both houses.”

“We hadn’t considered selling Linden Bay and we were slowly making inroads with regards to increasing print distribution, but we’ve found, especially in light of the economy, neither sales teams nor buyers are very open to taking a chance on a smaller, less established press,” says Lori James, part owner of Linden Bay Romances. “Samhain Publishing has the relationships in place that would take us years to develop.” James continues, “The offer came at a time when we realized under the Samhain umbrella, Linden Bay Romances will be stronger and reach its full potential faster.”

“For Samhain, it is a win-win situation,” says Brashear. “We will expand our lines with an established name in the electronic book industry and we’ll acquire an excellent stable of authors, editors and artists.”

Samhain Publishing opened its doors on November 1, 2005 and already they’ve made a splash in the publishing world. From Publisher’s Weekly features to dozens of fiction and cover art awards, this publisher is one to watch.

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Christina Brashear, CEO

Samhain on iPhone!

Have you heard the news?  Samhain Publishing, in conjunction with BooksOnBoard, will be offering the entire Samahin library on iPhone.  From the press release:

November 18, 2008 – BooksOnBoard, the premier ebook retailer, has entered into definitive agreements with Samhain Publishing Ltd. and Lexcycle, Inc. to make the entire Samhain romantic fiction catalog of ebooks available on Lexcycle’s Stanza. Stanza is the highest rated and most popular ebook reader for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

How cool is that?

Deep breaths

Looks like Mrs. Giggles gave Lady Sings the Blues a 57.  She thinks it was full of cliches.  Hey, that’s at least one sale!

Out Now: Lady Sings the Blues

 Lady Sings the Blues by Mallery Malone
Genre: Interracial Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-60504-051-6
Length: Short Story
Price: 2.50 Get it Now for 2.25
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Summertime…and the living is steamy in Hotlanta.

A Red-Hot Summer story.

Alina Gabriel has hit on the perfect formula to make her club, The Scarlet Lady, the hot spot in Atlanta’s night life. Men flock to see her alter ego, retired exotic dancer Miss Scarlet; and women line up to see Joshua Hanover and his blues band steam up the stage.

Alina herself isn’t immune to the blind guitarist’s sensual songs and musical dexterity, but she refuses to be just another notch in his groupie belt.

That is, until Joshua debuts a new song, “Red-Letter Woman”, to entice Miss Scarlet to dance. The song and dance leave them both hot and bothered, and when Alina retreats to her office for personal relief, Joshua joins her and offers to strum her desire.

But Joshua wants more than a one-night stand. He’s pushing for an encore, and Alina wonders if it’s her he’s after–or her exotic persona.

Warning: This title contains sensuous solos, decadent duets, dirty dancing, and a man who’s really good with his hands.

Read An Excerpt & Buy
http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/lady-sings-the-blues

Sorry!

Mercury went retrograde–and took my brain with it!  Luckily my ruling planet has started its forward motion again and I can think clearly.  Clearly enough to to know that hey, I should be doing some promo and stuff about my new release from Samhain Publishing.