It’s my birthday but YOU get the gift!

My birthday is December 30 and I want to give you a gift! I’ll give you a free download of my new release from Midnight Showcase for Tails You Win .

All you have to do to enter is go to my blog and tell me something you learned about 3 of the authors interviewed over the last few months. Just one detail about each. Send it (You’ll have to join.) One winner will be chosen at random on Dec 30!

Good luck.



Sexy gifts for yourself!

paranormal100dpi1HAVE YOURSELF A PARANORMAL CHRISTMAS! Enter our Romance Authors Web Hunt for three chances to win a terrific prize package. Books, ebooks, coffee mugs, goodies and more! Contest runs Dec. 1 to Dec. 21, 2008. Go to for details. My site is

2008santababyvbt500x300headerI’m also reading in the Santa Baby 2008 Virtual Book Tour for Hopeless Romantics. The 2008 Virtual Book Tour allows hopeless romantics to flex their very vivid imaginations and soar as they hear from ten beloved romance writers just in time for the holidays. Come listen to the wonderful excerpts all week especially mine on the 12th! There’ll be a prize given away each day of the tour. AllTheBuzzReviews (

World Premiere- you’re invited!


There will be some surprise authors dropping by to chat tonight at the world premiere.
Who will it be?

We’re rolling out the red carpet and inviting
you to join us at the World Premiere of 

Scribes Unleashed


Five of today’s hottest multi-cultural erotica authors have teamed up to present a chat group unlike any other!

With hotter than hot excerpts, tantalizing topics of discussion, door prizes, an exclusive party favor for those who attend and chat with us during our launch party, surprises, and just a romping good time we’re happy to extend a personal invitation to you.


The Scribes

Sapphire Blue

Koko Brown

Aliyah Burke

Taige Crenshaw

Tuesday Morrigan

A dark and stormy night

Most writers are wary of using cliches.  If not when they first start writing, shortly after they give it to someone else to read.  The title of this post is a famous line which has been made fun of so many times .  It’s by Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton. In his honor, this annual contest held for the worst first-line possible for an author to make a miss year’s winner is Garrison Spik, a 41-year-old communications director and writer.  Read his entry at this site

And watch those clichés if you’re a writer.

More winners! RWA Rita winners

The RWA convention has just completed and the winners of the prestigious Rita awards have been announced. This is like the Oscars of the romance writing industry. Take time to look for some of these. Novels in your local bookstore or on line.

2008 RITA Winners


·       Best First Book

Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books


·       Best Contemporary Series Romance

Snowbound by Janice Johnson

Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance


·       Best Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure

Treasure by Helen Brenna

Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin Superromance –

(0373714033)  Johanna Raisanen, editor


·       Best Contemporary Single Title Romance

Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins

Harlequin Enterprises, HQN

(0-373-7724- 6)  Tracy Farrell and Keyren Gerlach, editors


·       Best Historical Romance

Lessons of Desire by Madeline Hunter

Bantam Dell Publishing Group

(9780440243946)  Shauna Summers, editor


·       Best Inspirational Romance

A Touch of Grace by Linda Goodnight

Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired

(978-0-373-87426- 2)  Allison Lyons, editor


·       Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA

(978-0-7783- 2410-2)  Valerie Gray, editor


·       Best Paranormal Romance

Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward

Penguin Group USA, Signet, Onyx

(978-0-451-41235- 5)  Kara Cesare, editor


·       Best Regency Historical Romance

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books

(0061230839)  Lyssa Keusch, editor


·       Best Romance Novella

“Born in My Heart” in Like Mother, Like Daughter by Jennifer Greene

Harlequin Enterprises, Harlequin NEXT

(0-373-88134)  Melissa Jeglinski, editor


·       Best Romantic Suspense

Ice Blue by Anne Stuart

Harlequin Enterprises, MIRA

(0778324788)  Margaret O’Neil Marbury, editor


·       Best Young Adult Romance

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen

(978-0-06-121465- 3)  Anne Hoppe and Nick Lake, editors




Contest for Authors

Griffyn Ink is hosting a contest to find the next great Suspense Novel!

All sub-genres are welcome. (including thriller, horror, action, adventure, mystery, detective, medical mystery, etc)

 We want to publish YOUR suspense novel!

 For complete details, please visit

http://www.wordhust php/markets/ contests/ details/6926/ sendWork/ 1#send 

or visit www.GriffynInk. com 

Contest winner!

I appreciate all the people who stopped by my blog or contest page to drop a line about your favorite hero. In thanks, all these people have won a small goody bag.

Tammie Garcia.
mlemons36 Marguerite
radiah12321 Radiah Hubbert
wendi0909 Wendi

And the grand prize winner of the T-shirt or the cap is

Everyone listed, please email me privately with your mailing addresses and I’ll get them in the mail ASAP. Lady Magnolia, I’ll also need your shirt size.

I’m looking forard to more exchanges in the future.