“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen KingOn Writing


Less than two weeks to sign up for my online class, Editing and Revision for Fiction Writers. Take the class in your pajamas. I promise you’ll learn a lot and we’ll have fun. Find out all the info here.  (And everyone who signs up gets a free copy of my upcoming romantic suspense from Harlequin Intrigue, Rocky Mountain Revenge. )


Scarlet Voyage is a new publisher seeking young adult book manuscripts. The company plans to release its first titles this spring. The editors are particularly interested in “fantasy/sci-fi, thriller/mystery, contemporary/teen issues, dystopia, and paranormal romance.” The website doesn’t have much information about the company, so proceed with caution. Find out more here.


Spencer Hill Press is a digital-first publisher that specializes in paranormal romance, urban fantasy and science fiction for young adult readers. They have three imprints — Tulip Romance (romance), Spence City (urban fantasy) and Spencer Contemporary (all other fiction.)  Editor Marie Romero is looking for contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy and new adult manuscripts. Spencer Hill accepts submissions from both agented and unagented writers. Find out more here. 


etopia Press is looking for erotic romance manuscripts for several upcoming collections:

Burn, Baby Burn — hot firefighters. 12,000 to 75,000 words. Deadline March 1, 2014.

Shift Into Summer — erotic shifter stories, 12,000 to 75,000 words. Deadline March 1, 2014.

What the Hex? — paranormal, 12,000 to 85,000 words. Deadline May 1, 2014.

Black Cat Tails — Halloween themed, featuring black cats. 12,000 and up. Deadline May 1, 2014.

In the Line of Fire — action/suspense. All heat levels. 55,000 to 85,000. Deadline June 1, 2014.

Touchdown! — football, 20,000 to 75,000, Deadline July 1, 2014.

Holiday Heat — erotic holiday romance, 15,000 to 35,000. Deadline August 1, 2014

The Holiday Gift — heartwarming contemporary romance (not erotic). 65,000 to 85,000. Deadline August 1, 2014.

Find all the details here.


My first Harlequin Intrigue, Rocky Mountain Revenge,  is on sale now in stores. Available for download Feb. 1.  9780373697427

Despite her new identity in the WitSec Program, Anne Gardener has been found by the one person who hurt her the most: FBI agent Jake Westmoreland. And when she testified against her own flesh and blood, her whole existence was turned upside down. Jake couldn’t expect any more from her—except that he did. He wanted the impossible…her help.

Jake doesn’t have much time to restore Anne’s faith in him. She is the only one who can help him locate her mob-boss father and put him away for good. He knows that his betrayal has hurt her deeply. Loving her was never part of the plan; yet losing her is a risk he won’t take. He’ll do anything to keep her safe—even if it means walking into the lion’s den….


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