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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE AUTHOR PROMO: Post Your Novel Lines + Book Links + Youtube Trailers + Book Covers etc.

FREE AUTHOR PROMO: Post Your Novel Lines + Book Links + Youtube Trailers + Book Covers etc.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall For Romance With The Tumble of Leaves...

I'd like to personally invite everyone to Fall For Romance on November 10, 2011. A one day chat with lots of prizes, ebook giveaways, recipes, t-shirts and more. One lucky person will walk away with a $25 ARe ebucks gift certificate.

So, don't miss out on the fun! Join nine fabulous authors with titles ranging from inspirational to scorching hot to somewhere in between! Romantic tales sure to satisfy even the most eclectic of tastes.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011


I'd like to welcome fellow Alabamian, and paranormal romance author, Wenona Hulsey to my blog.  A lover of all things written, as a child, she could be found reading anything from Edger Allen Poe to the back of cereal boxes. Today you will find her with an ebook reader glued to her hands, except for when she's writing or spending time with her family.

Now, a little about Wenona in her own words...

How about I start out by telling you a bit about myself?  I like to know the person behind the pen, so why not? I’ve written for as long as I can remember, kept journals off and on from about nine years old, but really got into writing about a year ago. While searching for a creative outlet at a time in my life when I felt like I was living in a rut, this is what came easiest to me. I started working on my first novel, Burden of Blood, and it moved along remarkably fast.  I guess that could be contributed to my recent binge of reading all books labeled paranormal romance.  I had an idea of what I wanted and put it to paper.

As I neared the end of this book a fascinating novelette idea popped into my head and Blood Awakening was born.  It works as back story to two of the main characters in Burden of Blood, giving more detail and insight into who Nicole Keenan and her best friend Kat were before their world was turned on its head.  I would consider Blood Awakening more of a thriller-suspense with a dash of paranormal-comedy thrown in.  But Burden of Blood is full on Paranormal Romance with hot warriors and Gothic fairies in leading roles.

I'm currently working on book two in the Nicole Keenan series which is titled Blood of Fire.  I hope to have this one published in spring of 2012.

Okay, I'll stop yammering and give you all the juicy details about my books, and a bit on where you can find me if you want to chat.  Thanks so much for letting me join you today, Lisa!


Nicole, a small town Alabama girl, and her best friend Kat take a weekend trip to Panama City, Florida. Kat looking to have a good time and Nicole hoping to escape the pain of losing her mother for a little while. Little did Nicole know, the escape would awaken a ancient power that is hidden in her blood. A power that evil wants for its own and will do whatever it takes to have it.

This short story is a look into best friends', Nicole and Kat, life before a centuries old grudge and Nicole's emerging powers rips them apart. A power that Nicole wants no part of as it brings her to her knees and forces her to walk away from her small town life and everyone she loves.

Blood Awakening ebook can be found on Amazon, B&N and Smashwords for 99 cents.

No one wants to know everyone’s darkest secrets, especially not police officer, Nicole Keenan. All she wants is a blissfully normal life in the small, Alabama town where she was born. But as generations of power running through her veins start to wake up, an ancient grudge is ignited that threatens to push her over the edge. She can hardly believe in what she is, let alone that a dark force will not stop until she's joins them. Or is dead.

Nicole Keenan's life enters into a dangerous dance with warriors and gothic fairies. Southern tradition collides with Irish folklore as she learns about love, heartbreak, and The Burden of Blood.


Their eyes locked for what felt like an eternity but, in reality, was only a matter of milliseconds.  Nicole watched anger boil up inside of the man and his face turned hard as stone.  He began to turn slowly, as if he were going to obey, then, with one fluid motion, he pulled a pistol from the back of his waist band and swung it in her direction.

Nicole had already moved to the back of her car before the man had the gun cleared from his back.  He stared in confusion as he readjusted his aim in the direction of the trunk firing off two shots.  “Quick little thing ain’t you?” he chuckled menacingly, “I’m not going to jail bitch.”

Nicole began easing around the side of the car, being careful to stay low to the ground as she moved silently.  She watched the guy moving towards the back of her car with his gun stretched out in front of him, waiting like a snake for the chance to strike.

As soon as his feet were past her front tire, she lunged forward across the hood of her car in a body slide, catching him by the waist while using her small frame’s momentum to send them both crashing to the pavement.  She grasped onto his arms, dropping her own gun so she could keep him from regaining control of his.  With a hard push, the man managed to pull one arm free of her grip.  He slammed his fist into her face with such force it knocked her off his chest, onto his shoulder.  Stars danced across her vision, as blood trickled from her nose down onto her lips.

The man shoved her body, moving her off his pinned arm.  He stood and pointed his gun towards her head as he raked his eyes across her body.  “Maybe you and I should have a little fun before I finish this.  I do like an aggressive woman.” He reached down grabbing a handful of curls that fell from the tight bun she wore and yanked her to her feet.  He began popping buttons open with his free hand as a dark grin played across his face.

Nicole let him get about four buttons open, revealing the ample cleavage which was draped in a black lace bra, to keep his attention while she sent her palm crashing into his nose, causing him to release her in order to cup his bleeding nostrils.  She powered an uppercut into his chin, sending him stumbling backwards, then a quick kick to his knees dropped him to the ground.

The sound of sirens could be heard in the distance as she grabbed the man’s arms, placing them behind his back while he continued to groan in pain.  “Guess we’ll have to put that fun off for a few years, baby,” she whispered in his ear, with a laugh.  “You’re going to jail for a long fucking time.”

Burden of Blood (Book 1 of the Nicole Keenan Series) ebook can be found on Amazon and B&N.

Wenona is also an avid social net-worker who loves to meet new people. You can friend her on Twitter, like her on Facebook or follow along on her Blog.

I'd like to thank Wenona for taking the time to guest on my blog. If you haven't read Blood Awakening and Burden of Blood, run out and grab your copy today!!

And while you're here, I'd love more site members. Just click the join button on the right-hand side of the page.  


Monday, October 24, 2011


Today's "Author Spotlight" is on multi-published, contemporary romance author, E. Ayers. I'm delighted to have her on my blog today, and she  has graciously offered to give each and everyone who joins my newsletter, or comments here, a free download of one of her titles.  Thank you so much E!

So grab your choice of beverage, pull up a chair and settle in. You're sure to find something to tickle your reading fancy from such a prolific author. 

And now, a little about E. Ayers... 

I love a good book and I believe in true love...

Combining the two seems simple, but it's not.  I write stories about people who live in today's world and find real love.  Within the industry, it's called slice of life.  I write about the romantic slice and with it comes everything else that life throws our way.

Fairy tales are for children and adults know better.  There is no magic wand, but love holds its own magic and for each person it's quite different.  For some it might be love at first sight and for others it's a gradual thing.   Each person experiences love differently because we are all diverse.   It's not a one-size fits all world  so my books don't have stereotypical characters.  

 I know all about love at first sight because it happened to me.  Well, not exactly, it took a whole evening for me to realize that I was falling in love. What followed was a tale that no one would believe but many years, two daughters, and two granddaughters later  my true love died.  I put our wedding bands in a box , but the love that we shared still lingers.

Writing is something I do.  I write and always have.  I loved essays in school.  I wrote long letters to friends when I moved far away.  I wrote for a newspaper. Poetry comes easily to me and I love limericks, but I only know one that isn't dirty! I never learned about Haiku until my granddaughter was in elementary school and I found that to be fun, but I love the sing-song rhymes of Dr. Seuss and  Robert Louis Stevenson, and the fantastic sway of the words in Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.

As a child books were my friends and my company.  TV was limited and I lived in the country so there wasn't a neighborhood filled with other children my age.  My weekends and summers were filled with books dragged home from the small local library. Moby Dick and Billy Budd along with a host of other sea stories fed my adventurous side. Tales of the Wild West made me yearn for the other side of the Mississippi River and naturally I was a horse fan so anything having to do with a horse was scoffed up and quickly read.  Many years later, I fell in love with the movie The Pagemaster because I completely related to the characters becoming alive and the concept of  living in books.

My little dark secret is my imagination.  I made up playmates as a child, but it never stopped when I became an adult.  Now these characters can come to life in books.  In fact,  having a quiet cup of coffee anymore is near impossible as often these characters demand to  be allowed to tell their stories.  It's gotten so bad I've had to shove a manuscript to one side while I wrote another story.  Yes, they can be demanding.  But I promise I'm perfectly normal. Aside from my family and my writing friends, no one actually knows I'm an author.  I like it that way.  There's real life and then there is my life as an author.

With Halloween fast approaching, what could be more appropriate than a strange encounter with a muscled hunk in a skeleton suit to make a woman's heart rate soar? Pick up a copy of A Skeleton at Her Door to find out what happens next!

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble


When Angie opens her door on Halloween she finds a six-foot tall skeleton on her doorstep. Trick or Treat?


The peephole revealed a man in a skeleton costume. Angie laughed and opened the door. "Omigod, Matt, come in. You look a little bony. Did you lose weight? Where did you get that costume?" She turned and called up the stairs of the tiny two-bedroom townhouse that she shared with her daughter, "Lissy, come see Matt in his Halloween costume."

She turned back to her neighbor. Every speck of his face was covered in black and white paint, including the lips that were painted like teeth. "Who painted your face? They did a phenomenal job."

The skeleton never answered.

"Afraid to talk for fear of messing it up?"

The skeleton nodded.

She stared at the incredible hunk standing before her in his skintight, black and white costume with a hood. It looked like something a skater would wear during the Olympics. "Geezzz, if you weren't such a baby compared to me and didn't have a steady girl, I'd be all over you. Really, Matt, you need to show off those muscles more often. You're hot! Very hot! Talk about jumping bones." She giggled. "Oh yeah!" She fanned her face with her hand and grinned. "Lissy, get down here!"

"Coming," a young voice hollered back.

At the sound of footsteps, Angie turned and watched her young daughter come down the stairs. Seeing the child's face was worth it.

"Wow!" Lissy's eyes grew round with amazement. She sat on a step so she was equal in height to the man standing by their front door. "But, Mommy, Matt has blue eyes and this skeleton has brownish eyes."

Angie turned back to the man and he shrugged. Panic rose in her. Had she opened her door to a complete stranger? "You're not Matt?"

The man shook his head and then motioned for a piece of paper and pen.

She stepped backwards a few feet and picked up a pencil and notebook that her daughter had left next to the sofa. She didn't dare take her eyes off of him. He obviously wasn't carrying a weapon and there wasn't anyplace to even hide a key in that tight costume. But he had enough muscles on him to probably snap her in half like a twig. Cautiously she handed him the notebook and pencil.

Sorry, where does Matt live? I'm his friend. Thought he said 128 B. He passed the notebook and pen back to her.

"One twenty-eight D as in dog, two more doors that way." She pointed the direction with her index finger.

The man nodded and left.

Angie felt her lungs releasing air as her stomach unknotted. "Oh, Lissy, I thought it was Matt. He said he was going to that charity Halloween party."

"Mommy, you always say never to open the door to a stranger."

"You're right, honey. I broke my own rule. And we got lucky."

Other Available Titles by E. Ayers


“I hate you, Dickie Warren.” Chloe Langston remembered the sentiment in high school. Realizing Dickie is Rich Warren her boss, old prejudices come forward. Will Rich convince Chloe to let go of the childhood misunderstanding that stands between them? Will he prove there’s a fine line between love and hate?

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble 



Start with a house at the beach. Stir together a widow who still felt married, an irresponsible cousin, a misconception, an opportunity of a lifetime, a few tears, and a little humor. Add a generous amount of rain, plenty of sunshine, a love of sailing, and three children with very different problems. Put it all together in Mariner's Cove, then watch the friendship grow, and true love blossom.

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

A River City Novel 
If you ask businessman Mac McGuire, he'll tell you this is his story. He fell head over heels in love with Amanda Conner, an unfettered beauty with a turbulent past. Wanting her is one thing, gaining her trust is another. From the violence of River City’s housing projects, to the glamorous digs of the downtown, and out to the lake district, this is one time that his money isn't working in his favor.

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble 

A River City Novel
When Patrick Makowllen, a conservative investment adviser takes on the gifted artist Dallas Nixon, she destroys his budget, turns his life upside down, and tarnishes his sterling reputation. In spite of the chaos, she colors his life with more love and passion then he ever dreamed possible.

Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Coming Soon!

A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming

 A Challenge  (A River City Novel) 

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While you're here, please check out Lisa Alexander-Griffin's author page on Amazon. Dark and Sensual reads that keep you falling in love again and again...


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