Good Monday Morning!

I got some work done this weekend on Blade On the Hunt, but I also hung out with the kids and my husband a lot. We barbecued yesterday (it’s been hot here in the NW, but my dude is a whiz with the barbecue so all I had to do was make a side and get the buns ready.

Also caught Snowpiercer on Demand last night. I’ve been waiting to see this movie forever and with the way it’s been buried in the US, that hasn’t been easy. So we settled on the couch in the bonus room and caught it. I LOVED it. Oh sure it had flaws, but it also had an interesting storyline, flawed characters with actual motivations that made sense. Camaraderie but not blind obedience to a goal. I wish this had wider release because it’s one of the best science fiction movies I’ve seen in a while.

In any case, I worked on my laptop and peeked at my mail but in general I avoided getting online this weekend so let’s start this week off with something fun!


I’ve been in several anthologies – in fact my first sale to a traditional publisher was for Stripped, a novella for the What Happens in Vegas anthology 🙂 I love them because it gives me a chance to work with different people and my readers get exposed to authors they may not know and that’s true for everyone in an anthology so it’s a cool introduction to lots of people.  I’m giving some away today!


Did you do anything exciting this weekend? Reading anything fun or see any good movies?

Ttoday’s prize is an anthology prize pack:  Three to Tango – where my story dirty/bad/wrong shows you another side of Petal, GA…. (also included in this one are Megan Hart, Emma Holly and Beth Kery!),  What Happens in Vegas and What Happens in Vegas: After Dark featuring my novellas, Stripped and Sensual Magic (prequel set in my Bound by Magick universe)

Winner chosen from replies to this blog post and will  be announced in this Friday’s winners’ post (and remember to check in to see if you’ve won or not because unclaimed prizes are given away to a new winner after two weeks)

27 comments to “Good Monday Morning!”

  1. Tam
    July 14th, 2014 at 8:46 am · Link

    Had friends staying with us from Chicago. Went to PDX Saturday Market and the Columbia Employee store and played board games…good times!!

  2. Mary
    July 14th, 2014 at 8:49 am · Link

    I spent time with my Mom before she went back to Texas. So nice to celebrate her 73 birthday with her. I read Grai’s Game by Mikalya Lane. This one was after a book which had a big cliff hanger which I normally don’t read but no warning until after you read book. Grrr 😈
    So happy you had a great weekend with the family.

  3. bn100
    July 14th, 2014 at 9:00 am · Link

    spent time with friends

  4. donnas
    July 14th, 2014 at 9:23 am · Link

    Nothing exciting this weekend. Worked on rearranging some furniture, thats about it.

  5. Karen Sullivan
    July 14th, 2014 at 10:04 am · Link

    Helped hubby with remodeling project, visited with several aunts and cousins and read more on a series that I have fallen in love with.

  6. Anita
    July 14th, 2014 at 10:17 am · Link

    I was on a tai chi workshop the whole weekend. It was fun and I improved my form a great deal. :mrgreen:

  7. Lynn
    July 14th, 2014 at 10:44 am · Link

    My weekend read was Dirty Magic, I loved it. My son is home on leave, so we just hung out and enjoyed the family time!

  8. Timitra
    July 14th, 2014 at 11:27 am · Link

    I read Fanning The Flames by Victoria Dahl, Stay With Me by Elyssa Patrick and Baiting The Maid of Honor by Tessa Bailey…Loved them all!

  9. Amy R
    July 14th, 2014 at 11:51 am · Link

    This weekend I saw Transformers and went out to dinner with my husband. I actually discovered you as a writer because of the Cherished anthology.

  10. Jordan H.
    July 14th, 2014 at 12:44 pm · Link

    This weekend I started to marathon Doctor Who on Netflix to get ready for it to come back in August.

  11. Glittergirl
    July 14th, 2014 at 2:16 pm · Link

    We had dinner at our daughters…her boyfriend can really grill 🙂 And Hubby went golfing with the 2 of them and his BFF. They had a blast and it was a fantastic round of golf for my hubby.

    I read Three to Tangle and it was good. I bought it back then for Emma Holly’s story. Thanks for the giveaways. This is great! I wish you the best <3

  12. Becky Jean
    July 14th, 2014 at 4:54 pm · Link

    Relaxed and watched movies!

  13. Maryam
    July 14th, 2014 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Had a fabulous weekend which started a little early. Took Thursday and Friday off so I could have an extended Girls’ weekend with my 10 year old niece. We had mani pedis and shopped till we dropped!

  14. Donna himes
    July 14th, 2014 at 6:50 pm · Link

    Spent the weekend playing with our granddaughter.

  15. Leslea Wylie
    July 14th, 2014 at 6:56 pm · Link

    Was on-call all weekend so spent some enjoyable hours around the pool catching some rays with a book 🙂

  16. Julie
    July 14th, 2014 at 7:25 pm · Link

    I packed two shooting ranges (skeet and archery) and a concert into one day. And then I slept for the entire next day.

  17. Cammie
    July 14th, 2014 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Watched the final 2 world cup matches with my 4 soccer crazy guys (3 sons & hubby).

  18. Kari
    July 14th, 2014 at 7:59 pm · Link

    I just started reading Faith Hunter’s books – so I’m on Bloodring now and it’s great 🙂

  19. Erin
    July 14th, 2014 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Took our kids (7 & 3) to the Mariners and Sounders games yesterday-exhausting day but super fun. I first encountered your writing via the anthologies you mentioned in the post, which led me to the Browns/Delicious-one of the few series I’ve ever re-read within a few months of getting done with the latest. You had me at Pagliacci, but your books stand out in a crowded genre. Looking forward to getting to know the Hurleys.

  20. Fran K
    July 15th, 2014 at 2:49 am · Link

    I went to a birthday lunch for a friend on Sunday which was a lovely catch up, and just pottered around for the rest of the weekend. Finally got around to reading Larissa Ione’s Reaver, followed by Azagoth. Both very enjoyable. Finished the quilt I was making for another friend’s birthday in August. Quite a productive weekend really.

  21. Deidre
    July 15th, 2014 at 12:41 pm · Link

    I worked on Saturday (6 days last week) so Sunday really was a day of rest and reading. I’ve been re-reading some of Lori Fosters books. I love your books set in Petal and can’t wait for the next. Oh and thank for the tip on the sci-fi movie, those are some of my favorite!

  22. Nicole
    July 15th, 2014 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Worked both days, unfortunately…then watched the World Cup games on DVR! Tried to finish a beer before crashing on the couch (only got half way through it..)

  23. Erin K.
    July 15th, 2014 at 7:48 pm · Link

    I read Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl and started Sarah Morgan’s newest, Suddenly Last Summer. I went to a golf tournament on Saturday and assisted the hubby with a few minor home improvement projects. It was a busy weekend! I have Three to Tango, but I need to check out your Vegas anthologies, too!

  24. Ruth N
    July 15th, 2014 at 8:54 pm · Link

    My weekend was filled with two busy little boys while I tried to get things ready for our across Canada move. I relaxed watching The World’s End that stars Nick Frost & Simon. Weird but very funny movie just what I needed. Also finishing Count on me love it!

  25. Larri S.
    July 16th, 2014 at 5:27 pm · Link

    I worked both Saturday and Sunday, but was able to watch the World Cup Final. We (my family and I) were very happy that Germany won the Championship! I review for a blog and started an ARC of book one in a new series by Cara McKenna that I will review when it releases early next month. throw in a little laundry and that was my weekend.

  26. Samantha Brown
    July 17th, 2014 at 1:48 pm · Link

    My family drove home from a 12 day vacation getting us home at 3 AM Saturday morning. The kids slept on the 6 hour drive and weren’t quite ready to go back to sleep once in their own beds. At 4 AM I listened to them debate if Santa is real since they were awake in middle of night. My 6 year old says “how can Santa be real and stay up all night” my 7 year old replied “well,I already don’t believe in elves, because there is no way little people can make big toys”.

  27. Aurore
    July 17th, 2014 at 2:10 pm · Link

    Last week-end was an extended one for us in France because it was July 14th, our national day. The fireworks in my town were unfortunately almost inexistant so I just enjoyed a long week-end relaxing at home and reading Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder (loved it!).