Tea with Kim Harrison

  For my “All Romance ALL THE TIME” February book club, we read Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison. Kim was already scheduled to appear at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe (where I lead the book club), so we nabbed her for an hour before her presentation to have a cup of tea and just do … Continue reading

Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered: A Bad Witch Story

It’s been crazy around here. I work for the local university as my day job, so there’s end of semester madness mixed in with the holiday rush. (Speaking of the end of year shenanigans, if you haven’t already voted in the Best of the Best Cover Clash, go vote now!) Admist all the crazy I’ve been … Continue reading


I’m gearing up for Emily’s release next month and the Lori Foster Reader & Author Get Together in June, but I’m also writing and editing. My project for last National Novel Writing Month was a sequel to Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, and I’ve finally gotten the draft out and started polishing it up. A bit … Continue reading

With A Romantic Storyline

see more dog and puppy pictures Romance sells. There’s a reason that romance dominates fiction sales: because romance readers are awesome. They’re smart, they’re loyal, and they’re voracious. They also love to party, and many fans and authors will be kicking up their heels at the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Los Angeles this week. … Continue reading

Fangtastic Friday Welcomes Alayna Williams

Today, I am pleased to welcome Alayna Williams to Embrace the Shadows.  Alayna’s new release, Rogue Oracle, is a much-anticipated continuation of her Delphic Oracle series, which premiered with her first book,  Dark Oracle.  Alayna also writes as Laura Bickle, who we’ve hosted (with her salamanders) here in the past.  This time, I invited Alayna to … Continue reading

Fangtastic Friday Welcomes Sandra Sookoo

Welcome, Sandra, to Embrace the Shadows!  Your next release is Vegetarian at Midnight, the sequel to The Art of Fang Shui.  It will release on August 6th.  It’s about a werewolf and a vegetarian who ultimately battle a fallen angel (from Eirelander Publishing.  http://www.eirelander-publishing.com .) Without plot spoilers, tell us about this unlikely threesome. Well, … Continue reading

Fangtastic Friday Welcomes Lucy A. Snyder

Welcome, Lucy, to Embrace the Shadows.  I have to tell you that I’ve been a fan since I read Rebecca Baumann’s great review of Spellbent on her terrific blog, Dirty Sexy Books (www.DirtySexyBooks.com).  I agree with her 90 percent of the time, and I wasn’t disappointed with her endorsement this time.  As I look forward … Continue reading

Vote in the Clash of the Covers

Congratulations to Texas Tangle by Leah Braemel for winning our last Clash! And now for this week’s picks…  What Suzanne Rock says: I love the gold tones in this cover. The cover model appears so determined, yet vulnerable at the same time. The thin strands of hair covering her face make it seem like … Continue reading

Summer Sizzler – Fangs to YOU!

This past Tuesday, I gave my presentation, “Writing About Vampires” at the Barnes & Noble location in South Asheville.  I had previously provided this talk at two libraries, and this time, the crowd was younger and better-versed in paranormal fiction and urban fantasy, probably because the presentation was in conjunction with Regal Cinemas’ premiere of … Continue reading

Welcome Carina Press author Joely Sue Burkhart and The Bloodgate Guardian

When you think of the Maya, your first thought might be massive ruins in the middle of the jungle, crumbling pyramids, mysteries about why their great cities were abandoned, and even human sacrifice. But one element that has always fascinated me that might not be quite as widely known is the significance of the jaguar … Continue reading

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