Thursday, December 29, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sassy Book Lovers: Big 2000 Giveaway!

Sassy Book Lovers: Big 2000 Giveaway!: B I G 2 0 0 0 G I V E A W A Y ! As a thank you to all their wonderful followers on Facebook, they are giving away prizes for reaching 2000!

You can win an autographed ARC copy of Power of the Moon and more! Stop by and say hi. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Romance Reviews' Year End Splash - WIN PRIZES

I'm excited to announce that I'm participating in the Year End Splash brought to you by, The Romance Reviews! Play for your chance to win gift cards, ebooks, print books, and an ARC copy of Power of the Moon! Grand prize is a $100.00 gift card. See a list of participating publishers and authors below and don't forget to join the fun starting on November 1st 2011!










Friday, September 16, 2011

Sassy Book Lovers: 18 & Over Book Blogger Giveaway Hop

Sassy Book Lovers: 18 & Over Book Blogger Giveaway Hop: Hey Book Lovers, We are stop 16 on the list. Thanks to Bitten By Paranormal Romance and Reading Between The Wines Book Club for hosting...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SupernovaSupernova by Crystal Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Supernova!



For me, first person narrative is a hard sell and it has to be good to reel me in and keep my interested. Crystal Ward did just that. This isn’t your cookie-cutter story about love and light. The story starts dark and that’s where it grips you. You slide right into to Evania’s darkness. You can feel Evania's emotional torment and how it suffocates her just to breathe.



We follow Evania on adventure of discovery where a fight to die and fight to live battle inside her. This is where we meet the captivating story line of the Guardians. We meet more characters and their back-stories alone are deep and well written. You get an instant connection with their pain and start waving your Guardian flag for a victories finish. The good guys always win, right?



When Evania’s true powers were discovered, I was blown away by the author’s imagination. The Guardians have incredible abilities and they are really cool. There is evil in the book as well, called Adversaries and Equals both are dangerous enemies. There are some very cool fight scenes, some twists, and surprises. Entwined in all this there is a beautiful love story that shows you, “the possible in a world of impossible.” I highly recommended, Supernova and don’t forget the teaser for the next installment, Tsunami!



I just hope they find “other” uses for the plastic wrap. ;)





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Monday, September 12, 2011

The Writing Between the Shelves: Power of the Moon by Tina Carreiro Review

The Writing Between the Shelves: Power of the Moon by Tina Carreiro Review: Sorry I've been so behind on posting up book reviews. I'll try to catch up but I don't know how this week will fare. In the mean time here i...

Bitten by Paranormal Romance: Review of Power of the Moon (Power of the Moon #1)...

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Riverina Romantics hosts a Power of the Moon giveaway

What another chance to win an ARC copy of Power of the Moon and some swag? Head on over to Riverina Romantics for some giveaway fun!!

While you're there check out their blog. Once you do, there will be no need for coffee. There's enough stuff on their site to keep you heated the entire day. ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Power of the Moon - ARC copy giveaway

I suck at this blog thing. Sorry, I'm trying to get use to all the different posting outlets. Power of the Moon is doing great on the charts. It's holding 5 stars right now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!! We have been added to Allromancebooks.com and POTM will soon be avaible on their site. So, GREAT things happening!


We are currently having an ARC copy giveaway on Goodreads! Stop by and enter to win!

If you are not following on Facebook, well, you should be ... I stop there first. :)

A big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave comments on Amazon and B&N! Thank you all for your continued support.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Power of the Moon - .99 Kindle special for a limited time only


You know I'm all about the moon.

The August full moon is a very cool moon because it turns red. Many Native American tribes call this moon, the Full Red Moon, as it will appear reddish through any sultry haze the higher it rises into the sky.

The August full Red Moon will start on August 13th and we will run a Power of the Moon .99 Kindle special from now until the next full moon on September 12th.


So, spread the Power of the Moon love and let's celebrate the full, Red Moon! http://amzn.to/qGrdE9


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Power of the Moon - Movie qoute contest

I love giving stuff away and having fun! So, let's do both. We are having lots of fun over on the facebook page with a movie quote contest. Here is how it works: 

Take a famous movie quote and apply it to vampires. A winners will be chosen at random to win POTM swag. Tell your friends to get their fangs over there for some fun! Contest will run until the end of Friday the 22nd.


Here are some examples that have already been submitted.


"You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little f***d up maybe, but I'm scary how, I mean scary like I'm a vampire, I drain you? I make you scream, I'm here to f***n' scare you? What do you mean scary, scary how? How am I scary?" ~ Good Fellas

"I see vampires"-The Sixth Sense

‎"There's no way, *no* way that you came from *my* maker. Soon as I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is bite yo mamma on the neck."! ~ Smokey and the Bandit

"nobody puts vamps in the corner"- Dirty Dancing

"Leave the stake, take the cannolis"---- The Godfather

‎"I'm King of the vampires." - Titanic

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Imperfection

 We constantly strive to be what in our minds is perfect. Sometimes, it haunts us and the constant battle against our imperfections weighs heavy in our hearts. But, know this; the most beautiful things in this world are flawed. Some are considered rare. Although some can be microscopic, every diamond has a flaw and its beauty can still sparkly in the eyes of those who behold the gems splendor.

 Many things in our daily life hold imperfections.  There is a tree I frequently pass that only grows branches on the left side. The right side is completely flat with only bark. I find this tree, with all its flaws, beautiful.  I can think of a million other things that are flawed that captivate me – things that I love, including my one-eyed cat. Can you?

 The imperfections and flaws that make natural elements so beautiful, is the uniqueness that makes us all beautiful, imperfect humans. :)

Embrace your imperfection. You. Are. Beautiful.


Cracked-Pot

 A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my flaws, you have to do a lot of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.

The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you've watered them.

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."


Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life!






Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Power of the Moon - Bookmark and Trading card

Swag ...swag ... swag!!! I have been very busy and having fun. Below is the first peek at a bookmark and paranormal romance trading card. The bookmark will be added as an extra autographed item during the pre-release party to the first 100 orders as well as the trading card. If you are attending the local book launching party, you will also be able to get these two items.  I think they look hot! What do you think??





Sunday, June 5, 2011

Power of the Moon’s - Detective Cole Barnett


Since the eBook release of, Power of the Moon, much love has been given to my character, Detective Cole Barnett. So much love that he has his own Facebook page. Cole’s character is close to my heart, as are most of my characters, but Cole … let’s just say a big chunk of him is embedded into my soul. 

In addition to a devastating smile, Cole has many layers. In POTM, you only received a taste of his past and a peek into his pain because the book was more focused on Mia’s self discovery.  In book two, Covet the Moon, you’ll get a little more of both sides but, let’s just say Cole’s fangs are going to come out a bit more. ;)

Power of the Moon will be released in print on July 4th. You can join us for the pre-order FB party Tuesday, June 14 at 12:00am - June 15 at 12:00am for giveaways!


Some favorite Cole quotes:

“My love, you are playing with a fire that you do not fully understand.” His voice was deep and controlled. “There are times I may not be able to control myself. I am injured and I need to feed – this would be one of those times.”

“I don’t know what circumstances occurred in your life for you to build such a strong brick wall around your heart, but I do intend to tear it down.”

“When you give yourself to me, completely, I will bite you. Until then my love, I will only nibble on you.”

Why do you love Cole and what are your favorite quotes?




Now, I know why you're really here so check out your clue at the top and the next blog link to hop to at the bottom. Many prizes to come including a PDF copy of, Power of the Moon. Remember to follow these two rules: leave a comment on each blog and to have fun! If you break a rule, Detective Cole Barnett may have to pay you a visit. :)


Friday, June 3, 2011

Power of the Moon - review by Best Books

Here is another great review for Power of the Moon by Best Books. The book review sites have been incredibly nice and very fun. I know how much time and work goes into running a site and the passion that is poured into it. So when I say I'm greatfull to the review sites for their support and the time they have taken to read my beloved book, it goes much deeper than the words.

I'm delighted that everyone is enjoying, Power of the Moon, and loving Mia and Cole.

Thank you everyone!

You can also check out Goodreads for more reviews.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Winners annouced for the Sassy Book Lovers review

There is no better feeling than waking up in the morning to give stuff away. The lovely ladies from Sassy have announced the winners for the giveaway we did during the review of, Power of the Moon. If your name was drawn, look in your email box for a message from Sassy. Congratulations to the winners! I hope you enjoy your prizes.

There are many things coming up. More giveaways, not only for Power of the Moon, but Sassy is doing a blog hop and lots of prizes will be given away during this virtual fun.

Firefly and Wisp, my publisher, will also be giving fun prizes away. You can follow them on FB or check out their website for future announcements.

Have fun!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Life is what you make it


I’ve always been baffled by people who sit around and claim to be victimized by the world when, the harsh reality is they’ve created their own mess. We see this often with the manipulators of the world. Those who prey on the weak and the kindhearted. They are surprised and rather shocked when life comes crashing down around them.

I’m a firm believer in Karma or “the spiritual order of law,” cause and effect, what goes around comes around. There has to be a balance of positive and negative energy. If you do something negative toward someone, well then watch out, you will get it back threefold.

If you are like me and have sat back and watched the power of Karma play out in life, then you know eventually, the mean and bad things someone does will come back to bite them on the ass.

Your life is what you make it. You can choose to be a victim of circumstance, a product of your environment or you can rise above it. Depression – been there. Torrid tails of a bad childhood – done that. There are many paths I could have taken, dark paths. However, I refused to let it happen. I have dreams and I go after them with a vengeance. Just like my character Mia, I have rules I try to follow.

Stay away from all negativity. Pay it forward and be kind. Life doesn’t have a rewind.  ;)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sassy Book Lovers review for Power of the Moon

Stacey over at Sassy Book Lovers, just posted a review for Power of the Moon on their blog. It Rocks!! There's an interview at the bottom along with a giveaway!

While you're there, check out the fun blog hop contest they are doing as well. Over 300 blogs are participating and I'll be donating some swag to the fun.

Sending out much love to the ladies from down under who run Sassy. They put a lot of love and heart into their sites because they love it. You guys are awesome!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hello everyone! This is my very first post! As you know, Power of the Moon made its d├ębut in the virtual world on May 4th and is doing very well. You guys have shown such awesome support and I appreciate each comment that has been left. You guys ROCK!

I'm getting ready for the print release that will be somewhere between July 4th -8th. If you are in my area, or willing to fly, we are having a book launching party so stay tuned for more information on that. My publisher has many fun and exciting things to come including giveaways!!

Oh, and a little sneak peek of, Covet the Moon, the second book in the Power of the Moon series. :)

Off to write more!!