It’s been a crazy week. As y’all know, DEAD RECKONING was free on Kindle from the 22nd-29th, and with it came several 2-star reviews that broke the TWENTY-EIGHT 4- and 5-star review streak. These reviews were very harsh, angry that it was a Christian book and free, called the story a mess, said they don’t have “interstates” in India (um, explain that to India’s national transportation system with more than 900K miles of paved highways that stretch ACROSS India’s states (INTER-STATE highways), with 8 lanes in some areas). Anyway…it was tough to see those when I was sitting here in my cave trying to peck out the last 1/4 of WOLFSBANE, Discarded Heroes #3. But I kept giving the whole …
Signing at Katy Budget Books in Houston
This weekend, I team up with Dr. Richard L. Mabry, author of CODE BLUE, for a signing at Katy Budget Books in Houston from 1:30-3:30pm. I’ll be signing my espionage thirller Dead Reckoning and Doc will be signing his medical suspense, CODE BLUE. We hope you’ll stop by, buy an autographed copy, and save us from the homeless shelters of our careers. LOL 2450 Fry RoadHouston, TX 77084-5831(281) 578-7770
Today through Wednesday, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, founded by the amazingly brilliant Bonnie Calhoun, will be featuring Dead Reckoning for a blog tour. Take a minute to read a chapter, watch a video, and on a site or two, they’re giving away a copy of Dead Reckoning! Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Dead Reckoning trailer
This trailer was made for Dead Reckoning. What do you think? BTW: If you’ve read Dead Reckoning, would you be willing to post a review at Amazon, B&N.com or Christianbook.com? I would appreciate it.
Hey, y’all. Okay, I didn’t figure Shiloh would give you a full explanation. She rarely does. Reece is even worse. (If you haven’t visited NovelJourney, then click on over there and find out what all the hub-bub is about–it’s life or death!) Here’s the rundown: Reece’s older sister is missing. Something I mentioned in my book must’ve exposed her (which is interesting–do you know what her career is *supposed* do to be?). Anyway. We have to find her. Since time’s of the essence, let me give you some help in finding the clues. Use the blogs below–they’re proven to be safe havens for characters, so I believe that’s where we’ll find the path that leads to Julia. Ane Mulligan Southern-Fried …
Can you believe it? I can’t. There are only five days left before the release of my debut title, DEAD RECKONING!! It’s been a long, crazy ride to this point. Above, you can see the print sample Abingdon Fed-Exed to me this week. What a thrill sliding this copy out of the envelope. ZOWIE! Nothing like that. It also made me acutely aware of what–and who–it took to get Dead Reckoning published and in my hot little (okay, maybe not so little) hand. Encouragement from my husband to seek publication, my awesome agent Steve Laube, my friends and critique partners, an editor–the incredible Barbara Scott–who caught the vision for Dead Reckoning, believed in me and the story, and was willing …
Covert Flat for Dead Reckoning!!!!
Here’s an image of the cover flat. Gorgeous, isn’t it?? They did an absolutely fabulous job. I love it!!
Dead Reckoning – A review
Okay, I had to share this review with y’all–it’s the first that’s come since the ARCs went out. Revel in the moment with me, please! 😀 I just had to write to tell you what a FANTASTIC book you’ve written. I loved how it held my interest from beginning to end. I told myself one chapter a night, and it was so hard to stop reading at just one chapter. I was impressed with how you kept the story moving, as the romance began to unfold. Most books of this nature tend to forget to keep the story going once the romance hits and focuses solely on the romance, I find that annoying. I loved the spy aspect and found …
DEAD RECKONING on Amazon!!
Okay, yep, I’m jumping up and down, and dancing! My book, DEAD RECKONING, is up on Amazon now. I’m soooo excited. This really made it feel real (wonder how many “this made it feel real” it will take to make this REAL to me LOL). So…you can PRE-order it now at Cokesbury (40% off!), Amazon, and CBD.com!! Of course, we’ll have a big push on the March 1, 2010 release date to see if we can’t skyrocket through the ranks. BookPreview is doing my trailer, and I am anxiously awaiting that. Stay tuned so I can share it with you when they’re finished. You *have* seen some of their trailers, right? I think they’re top-notch.******************************************************** In other writing business, I’m …
Dead Reckoning Available for Pre-order!
Check it out, y’all! My spy thriller DEAD RECKONING (March 2010) is now available for Pre-Order from Cokesbury, a partner with Abingdon Press. Below is the text of the back cover copy: Dead Reckoning is the story of a young woman anxious to abandon the crushing effects of her father’s espionage career only to find herself tangled in the very web of mystery and intrigue that consumed his life. Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life, blaming her secret agent father for her mother’s death. When her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life and is followed …
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