Friday, December 7, 2007

KEY WEST MAGIC by Ciar Cullen

Key West Magic
by Ciar Cullen

Available Dec. 7 at Samhain Publishing

A haunted-to-the-rafters inn. A haunted heart. A sexy Irish ghostbuster must face both before he can love one woman.

Key West. An island of green on turquoise waters, populated with poets, artists, drifters, Jimmy Buffet fans—and the most stubborn ghosts imaginable.

When psychic and all-around sexy Irishman Trent Light takes on the challenge to ghost-bust Calloway House, he encounters something more than your normal, haunted-to-the-rafters inn. He butts heads with the spirit of Emily, a flapper with a sordid past and short fuse. Emily’s guardian angel won’t let her cross to the other side until the infamous “Hemingway Mystery” is solved—a mystery Emily caused during her own lifetime. Trent locks horns with another stubborn woman, inn owner and Key West newcomer Julie Calloway. Frustrated that the sexy Julie isn’t satisfied with being just his lover, yet unable to leave nor to commit to her, Trent is at his wits’ end. And then there’s that sentient Parrot that won’t shut up. It’s a tough assignment, but Trent and Julie steam up the tropics as they try to solve the mysteries of Key West, of love, and of redemption.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Note from Candace Havens

It’s difficult for me to believe that I just turned in my fifth book, “The Demon King and I,” in five years, and now “Charmed & Dangerous” is coming out in mass market on Dec. 4. I still remember sitting on my bed at two in the morning, the night before my very first meeting with an editor. Another writer friend told me I needed to have more than one idea to pitch to the editor, and I was frantically trying to make something up.

It was a strange feeling when I finally wrote about a character who had been dancing around in my head for some time. I’d just heard that “Buffy” was going off the air, and I was angry with creator Joss Whedon for not going one more year. In retrospect they ended at the right time, but back then I was mad. What would I do without my weekly dose of “Buffy?”

That night before the meeting I put pen to paper and created a character who had the attitude of Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) but the power of Bad Willow (Alyson Hannigan). She would use that power to protect important people, and to save the world. I can’t remember how I came up with the idea for the prime minister, but I wanted a really powerful, cool leader. So of course I had to make one up. (Smile)

That one-page synopsis became a book just a few months later, and crazy stuff happened along the way. A love triangle between Sam, Bronwyn and Sheik Azir developed out of thin air one day. Azir met the Prime Minister in what was supposed to be an information finding expedition, but as I described Azir, I fell for him. Funny how that happens when we least expect it.

The powerful wizard Garnout came from the need for Bronwyn to have some sort of mentor. I love Garnout. He’s one of my favorite people. I also wanted to create my dream town. A place where magic abounds, but overall people are friendly with one another. And of course, great food can be found on every corner in Sweet, Texas.

Even though I’ve moved on to new characters that crazy witch Bronwyn is still dancing around in my head. I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever run out of stories for her, and I hope to write many more. It still freaks me out a little when I realize these funny stories have turned into very real books. I’m so grateful to Bronwyn and to all the adventures we’ve had together.

- Candy Havens

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


LeeAnn at Fallen Angels Review enjoys my work!

She gave Dragons' Choice 5 Angels!!!!

Here's a quick snippet of her comments:

The characters are beautifully crafted, and draw the reader quickly into their world. There is danger, adventure, humor, and you can feel the air rushing across your skin each time the dragons take flight. The plot moves quickly, and holds your attention with the special kind of magic I have enjoyed in Ms. Mumford’s previous works. I will be waiting for each new installment of this series as we discover the fates of all of Sorcha’s children.

Read the complete review here.

Buy Dragons' Choice here.


Flash Me Magazine has started a review page and they chose my books as their inaugural effort! The books they review are either collections of flash fiction or books written by authors they have published in the past. I'm pleased to qualify for their new service and thrilled that they chose to review both Second Sight and Dragons' Choice.

The reviews are only available in the subscription PDF version, but here's a link to the announcement. You can subscribe here.

Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Dawson reviewed Dragons' Choice. Ms. Dawson said:

"Mrs. Mumford’s delightful storytelling makes every scene vivid and entrancing. She has an excellent ability to look at humans from a dragon’s point of view."


"The book flows between brother and sister in a seamless fashion, carrying two stories easily. Mrs. Mumford’s light tone and vibrant characters make every chapter a pleasure to read."


Dragons' Choice's review with The Long and the Short of It earned 4 Books! Woot!!

Zinnia said, "I found this story a nice change of pace from the usual shape shifter story. It is unusual to find a paranormal/shape shifter story set in what can only be described as the Middle Ages."

As to my female characters, she said this:

"...writing some very strong female characters. Aislinn was a breath of fresh air. She never hesitated in any step of her journey. She went after everything with a strength and determination that was admirable. Senga is at first, rather unlikable, but as she comes to realize her true feelings about Taran and life in general, she started to grow on me. And of course I must mention Sorcha. As a mother and human she has a unique perspective to what her children are experiencing. She mother’s with the best of them. She knows when to step in and offer advice and when to just get out of the way."

Read the entire review here.


White Russian Highly recommends Dragons' Choice!

There is so much more going on in Sorcha’s Children: Dragons’ Choice than I have touched upon. Sub-plots abound—damn good ones too! I absolutely loved this fantasy tale and wholeheartedly hope that the other children’s lives will also be written about.

Yay! She wants to read about the other kids!!

Summary: A rich and delightful read. Ms. Mumford has an exceptional talent in making fantasy reality. Nothing is unbelievable; my mind accepted everything as fact, without question. Well done to Ms. Mumford in yet again making me believe that dragons do exist. Fantastic imagery, very good word use—a tale written with superb aplomb. I highly recommend Sorcha’s Children: Dragons’ Choice. A magnificent novel that I wished had gone on and on and on…

Is that not an awesome summary statement? And SIX champagne flutes to boot! Thanks for a wonderful review, White Russian! You've made my week!

Read the entire review here.

Buy Dragons' Choice now.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"Dream by the Fire: Winter Magic" is Available Now

Warm your heart and hearth this winter with nine naughty and nice stories of hope and love.

Available December 4 at Freya's Bower

Christmas in Ireland, a kiss beneath the mistletoe, a snowstorm centuries in the past, Mother's Night in wintry Germany, and the sweet gingerbread aromas of a fine bakery are only a few of the gifts you can give yourself and loved ones this year.

Come visit to find out what other winter treasures await. Help yourself to an excerpt while you're there!

Monday, November 26, 2007

"Dragons' Choice" Is Now Available!

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by Debbie Mumford

Sorcha and Caedyrn's love has created a new breed of beings. Neither wholly dragon nor fully human, Sorcha's children shapeshift at will. The six fledglings have been raised as dragons, but the time has come to explore their human heritage. Aislinn and Taran are the first to leave the ice aerie for the world of men.

Aislinn discovers the lure of sexuality amidst the intrigues of King Leofric's court, while Taran learns the source of his debilitating malady. The siblings confront danger and prejudice among their mother's kin and discover love along the way. But love creates dilemmas: To live within the ice aerie with their dragon kin, or live amongst humans? Aislinn and Taran must make their choice.

A Sorcha's Children Novel
Rating: Tangy
Book Length: Novel
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

There's Still Time to Enter Debbie's November Contest!

In honor of the upcoming release of Sorcha's Children: Dragons' Choice, Debbie Mumford is holding a month long contest!

Everyone who signs up for her "no chat" newsletter group before the end of November will automatically be entered for an e-book giveaway! Winner will have the choice of any of Debbie's Freya's Bower titles: Glass Magic, Sorcha's Heart, Second Sight or the by-then-released Sorcha's Children: Dragons' Choice!

Stop by and sign up here.

Debbie will contact the winner via email, and will announce his/her book choice on her blog!

Best of luck to all who enter!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Rose of Any Colour: Male Dom


Warm up this fall with six sensual tales of dominance and submission, pain and pleasure, and the loves that blossom from surrender.

Included in the anthology:

On Bended Knees by Canice Brown-Porter
Morgan has finally found her place in the Lord Evan's feet. But will he accept her as his submissive after her training or must she find another Dom?

Little Book of Fantasies by Miranda Heart
Kaitlyn couldn't have been more surprised than when her boyfriend of three months suddenly kidnaps her and drags her to an abandoned train car. She doesn't know whether she's going to be tortured to death or remain for his pleasure, so why is she titillated by the whole thing?

A Scandalous Arrangement by Kayleigh Jameson
A well-bred lady and a rakish earl escape the ton and shed their inhibitions in A Scandalous Arrangement...

Sold into the service of a brothel madame to satisfy her brother's gambling debts, Lady Anna Boscawen finds herself catapulted into the scandalous, seedy underbelly of the ton when she is given a new name and her virginity is auctioned off to the highest bidder. Vere Fane, Earl of Westmorland is rich, powerful, and devilishly handsome, known throughout society for his carnal inclination and the pleasure and pain he inflicts upon the women he alternately ravages and worships. Bound together by unusual circumstances, Vere leads Anna through a whirlwind of emotions, teaching her to find the ultimate freedom - in submission.

Unwrapping Amy by Emily Ryan-Davis
Amy and Mac Corcoran have known one another for 20 years. They've been lovers for 16. Married for 14. Twenty years, and they still have secrets. Will confession hold them together or tear them apart?

Efflorescence by Katrina Strauss
It's the spring of 1920. The wholesome Gibson girl is fading from grace, while the spirited Flapper has yet to emerge. In the midst of this transition, a young and bored Hannah struggles to find her place. When she models for Russian painter Pavel, she meets a kindred restless spirit. As their friendship evolves, their sessions lead both to question their taboo desires. But as Hannah and Pavel gradually explore these desires, can they also find room in their lives for love? With themes of bondage, and a guest appearance by a young Anais Nin, Efflorescence explores one girl's coming-of-age at a time when women, as a whole, redefined their role in a changing world.

Touching Down by Joe Wilson
Joe flies a thousand miles to give a pink rose to a woman he calls Pita, and to demand she submit. When she obeys, he challenges her values and fears with lust and pain … six miles above the ground … in a lavish casino resort … at a pillar with a whip and a poem, and that damn pink rose. On an unlikely journey, a jaded dominant and a wary divorcee begin an adventure that will take the rest of their lives and teach them once again about love and trust.

Buy Now!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Excellent Review for CORN MAZE

Diana from Night Owl Romance gave Corn Maze a score of 4 out of 5 which translates as "A Page Turner"!

Here's a snippet of her review:
I really enjoyed this story. This is my second time reviewing a Deb Logan book and I love the way she writes such creative stories for young adults...For anyone who has children, or for anyone who wants to read stories from a good storyteller, I would definitely recommend a Deb Logan story. I look forward to reading future works of hers.

Read the entire review here.
Buy CORN MAZE here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Great Review for ANGELIC VOICES

Wilga Hill Boomerang of Cocktail Reviews awarded 4 Champagne Flutes to Angelic Voices!

Here's a snippet of her review:

A fun YA that explores the way the teenage mind works. I cringed upon realising I’ve entertained similar thoughts as a youngster myself.

Deb responds:

Yes indeed, Wilga! The cringe factor is part of the reason I titled this story as I did…Deanne and Susie might have angelic voices, but their thoughts and actions are anything BUT heavenly.

Read Wiga's complete review here.

Buy Angelic Voices here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Debbie's Month Long Contest

In honor of the upcoming release of Sorcha's Children: Dragons' Choice, Debbie Mumford is holding a month long contest!

Everyone who signs up for her "no chat" newsletter group before the end of November will automatically be entered for an e-book giveaway! Winner will have the choice of any of Debbie's Freya's Bower titles: Glass Magic, Sorcha's Heart, Second Sight or the by-then-released Sorcha's Children: Dragons' Choice!

Stop by and sign up here.

Debbie will contact the winner via email, and will announce his/her book choice on her blog!

Best of luck to all who enter!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Star Stepping" with WCP

Call for Submissions
Wild Child Publishing Science Fiction/Fantasy Anthology

Do you write science fiction, fantasy, or a blend of the two? Do you have a story between 2500-10,000 words? Then you may be interested in Wild Child Publishing's new science fiction/fantasy anthology titled Star Stepping: A Collection of Science Fiction/Fantasy Stories.

We are looking for mainstream science fiction (soft, hard or anywhere in between) and fantasy. Any planet, any time, any dimension as long as the story is science fiction or fantasy. Combining the two genres or combining one of the genres with another is also acceptable. New stories as well as reprints, provided the author owns the rights, will be accepted. No fan fiction, erotica, or copycat, please.

Please submit stories to: with "Science Fiction Anthology Submission" in the subject line. Please read our submission guidelines:

Submissions will be open from October 1 - December 15, 2007.

Marci Baun
Wild Child Publishing

"Smiling Eyes" Now Available!

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by Adelle Laudan

Winner of Freya's Bower's Anniversary Submissions Call

Lizzy would give it all back just to hear her mother's voice one more time... the house, the furniture...even the money. Regardless, her heartless stepfather is determined to take what he feels is rightfully his. Handyman, Adam Woodward rides into Lizzy's life and vows to keep her safe, but is it enough to stop the cold, callous determination of Ben Stokes?

A Trouble Novel
Rating: Sweet
Book Length: Novel
Genre: Biker Fiction/Contemporary Romance

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Star is Born!

Wow! What a weekend! I'm happy dancing on the ceiling for my CP, Jen, and her amazingly talented hubby...

Fellow writer Ken Scholes made a fabulous announcement this weekend: he signed with TOR for a FIVE book series! Check it out here.

Congratulations, Ken and Jen! Enjoy the euphoria before Ken has to start typing madly. *LOL*

Woo Hoo!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Polyphony 7 Submission Call

Polyphony 7
Edited by Deborah Layne and Forrest Aguirre

Wheatland Press
P.O. Box 1818
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Wheatland Press announces an open reading period for Polyphony 7, the seventh volume in the critically-acclaimed Polyphony anthology series. The publisher and editors are committed to finding outstanding cutting edge fiction from new writers as well as from established writers. We will be looking for stories that stretch (or break) the boundaries of traditional genres. Send us your magic realism, surrealism, literary stories with a genre sensibility, and other hard-to-classify stories with strong literary values, compelling characters, engaging tone and unique voice. If you really want to know what we are looking for, check out the previous volumes of Polyphony, available directly from Wheatland Press, genre booksellers or online booksellers.

We will accept submissions by letter mail only at our P.O. Box, postmarked from December 1, 2007 to January 15, 2008. Manuscripts received with a postmark date outside the designated submission period will be discarded unopened. Email submissions are welcome from overseas contributors. If you live in the United States and feel you must email a submission to us, please query first.

Please follow standard manuscript formatting and submission conventions, especially including no simultaneous or multiple submissions. Word count is open, but our preferred range is 4,000-10,000 words. If you are unfamiliar with standard manuscript formatting, please see the various essays and references under the heading "Manuscript Preparation" at:

Some specifics based on prior experience.

1) No reprints.
2) Please use normal manuscript headers.
3) Do not include copyrighted material in your story.
4) No multiple submissions. One story per author, please.
5) By the same token, no simultaneous submissions.
6) If you are submitting by letter mail from overseas with a SASE, please supply AMERICAN stamps or a sufficient number of IRCs. Colorful as they are, foreign stamps are not accepted by the United States Postal Service. Enclosing cash for return postage is not helpful either, because that is another transaction we have to deal with. We will also be happy to reply by email to overseas subs, even those that come by letter mail.
7) If you live outside the U.S., you may send an email submission to: Please be sure that the subject line includes the phrase “Polyphony 7 Submission.”

It is our intention to respond to all submissions by the end of March 2008. We will pay $0.04 per word for First Print and Electronic World Anthology Rights, to a maximum of $400.00, on acceptance, along with two author's copies on publication. These guidelines may be redistributed freely in their entirety.

We look forward to seeing your best work.

Deborah Layne, Publisher and Editor
Forrest Aguirre, Editor

Friday, October 5, 2007

A New Title from Babe King!

On Sale October 9th at Freya's Bower!!

This hunky youth worker is NOT what the doctor ordered!

Dr. Jaclyn Donnel will fight anything to fix the inefficient health care system that let her father die. When charismatic youth worker, Sam Allen's expensive new rescue program threatens her under-funded ER, they're bound to butt heads.

Sam knows first hand that the only way out of the gutter is a hand up. He's determined to save Tasmania's street kids, regardless of cost and the sexy, headstrong doctor opposing him, until one youth demands a price even Sam won’t pay -- Jaclyn's life.

They may not save the world, but they might just save each other.

Between the Gutter and the Sky received 5 champagne flutes from Cocktail Reviews!!!
“A thrilling finale gets the heart pumping and the tummy doing flip-flops.”

Read Excerpt


Half author income from this book goes to Gran's Van to feed the homeless.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Obsidian Mirror by Tawny Taylor

Obsidian Mirror by Tawny Taylor
Cover art by Sahara Kelly
Genre(s): Paranormal, BDSM
Theme(s): Ménage, Witches, Wizards & Magic
Length: Novella
Price: $3.49

Once a year, for one magical night, they come. They take. They dominate. And then they return to their world behind the glass. Warriors from another dimension, seeking relief from their carnal hunger. But when the time is right, they must help their hostess accept her true mate, the one man who will heal her wounds and make her whole.

Skylar Morissey is perfectly content to have her once-a-year carnal visit from her dominant warriors. She can have twenty-four glorious hours of no-strings, kinky sex with not one but two gorgeous hunks. What girl wouldn't love that? Sure, there are those women who might like something more stable -- more grounded in the real world -- but not this girl, nope. She has her reasons for not getting into anything too complicated, very compelling ones. Until her very real neighbor, Trace Blackshaw, makes an unexpected appearance, and a few demands of his own.

Trace and Skylar share a dark past, one that has stained their souls and scarred their hearts. Skylar would rather forget. Trace cannot let it go. Nor will he let Skylar go, now that he’s found her.

In the end, it will be Skylar’s choice. Submission to the one man who shares a soul-deep bond with her, or hide from the pain and content herself with one night a year with two dominant lovers…from the obsidian mirror.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

"Coiled Revenge" by Sara Thacker

Can Tony find the killer before before the killer takes everything precious to Tony? His career is over, his wife has left him and now her life is threatened.

When young women start dying, lead detective Tony Santos is drawn into a web of deceit and revenge that forces him out of the police department and directly into the sights of the killer. His wife walked out, and he’s glad for that fact after a dead body winds up in his bed. Now he needs Marissa more than ever, but she’s got her defenses up and his charm isn’t working on her.

Marissa has never been physically strong, but threats to her personal safety force her to prepare for a fight. She hires a personal trainer to help her get in shape. But can Marissa get her emotions in shape and stop her overwhelming desire for Tony? He’s too close for comfort but her body begs to differ. She wants him but living in a small hotel room with Tony may prove to be more dangerous than the murders happening close to home.

Buy now at The Wild Rose Press!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"Cinematic Royalty" by Isabelle Santiago

Step into a world of glamour and fame where American youths are still raw from the war, music takes an edgier turn, and movie stars are practically royalty.

Charles Witmore is used to celebrities. As owner of the grand Winmont Hotel in Los Angeles, he has seen them come and go more times than he can count. But the experience is altogether different when silver screen starlet Bridget Phillips walks into his life and crashes into his heart. He's absolutely starstruck. Her beauty is exactly as majestic as has been rumored, but he wonders about the many claims laid against the woman, who seems to be so shrouded in mystery.

Initially claimed by prejudice, he sees nothing more than the ice princess she presents, beautiful and stone cold. But, the more time she spends at his hotel, the more he begins to see there is more to her facade than meets the eye. Soon, she becomes the object of his affection, and in an amusing ploy, his two best friends, Betty and Eleanor, and his cute assistant Tessa, set up the matchmaking scheme of a lifetime.

But will Bridget’s dark secret keep Charles from his happily ever after?

Coming Tuesday, September 25th 2007 from Freya's Bower!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Check Out Ava Rose's New Release

Midnight Melody by Ava Rose Johnson

An Erotic Ghost Story

Available now from Twilight Fantasies

Five years after her husband’s tragic death, Lizzie Jenkins’ life has
come to a standstill. Spending her days like the living dead, she
struggles through, the darkness dragging her down. But when the music begins, arousing her from troubled sleep, long-gone emotions are
The green-eyed piano player hypnotizes her with his soft
melodies, eliciting a desire within her that she has never
experienced and soon she falls into a passionate affair. It doesn’t matter that this man is from another time, his power over her is too strong. She’s addicted. But how long can a relationship with a ghost last? Surely, it must end… right?

Read an excerpt online here.

You can buy Midnight Melody here.

Vist Ava's website here.

There's Still Time to Vote

SECOND SIGHT has been nominated for Cover of the Month at Erin Aislinn's site.

If you haven't already, please vote for this stunning art work by Paul Ellis.

You can vote here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

National CPF Awareness Week

September 22nd through the 29th is National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a debilitating disease marked by progressive scarring of the lungs that gradually interferes with a person's ability to breathe. There is no cure, and currently there is NO FDA approved treatment. The disease is fatal, within 5 to 7 years of diagnosis. Approximately 128,000 people in the United States have IPF, and an estimated 48,000 new cases develop each year. You can learn more about PF at The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis' website.

The Coalition for PF takes donations via check, credit card, even PayPal. You can donate by clicking the link below:

Please Donate!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Check Out Celia's New Release!

Office of Kink and Karma: Touch Me by Celia Kyle

Coming September 13th from Changeling Press

In a world where Normals and Extraordinaries are constantly at odds, Eric D’Amore is plagued with the ability to sense soul mates. A bit of subterfuge is in order: The Office of Kink and Karma…

Josh Martin doesn’t care what the Council wants, he’s not about to let them turn him into some boy toy. Until he sees Emily’s picture. Now he can’t wait to get his thoughts -- and his hands -- on her.

A touch. A caress. Skin sliding against skin. It doesn’t take much more than the gentle stroke of a lover to arouse Emily Stuart, but few men have the patience to really satisfy her. What’s a Normal gal to do when she meets an Extraordinary man who can arouse her with a touch born of his mind? Enjoy his every thought, of course.

Read An Excerpt Online

Buy Touch Me September 13th!!

Two Great New Reviews!

Glass Magic received a 5 Sword review from Reviewed by Frost.

Frost says:

"a dual delight of tales... Ms. Mumford skillfully combines sensuous settings with romantic threads and unshiftable love..."

Read the full review here.

Rating: Tangy
Book Length: Bites (a duet of short stories)
Price: $2.00
Genre: Paranormal / Contemporary

Glass Magic is available here.

In other news, Second Sight received a 4 Cup review from Krista at Coffee Time Romance!

"This book will keep you on the edge of your seat..."

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Read the entire review.

Rating: Tangy
Book Length: Novel
Price: $5.75
Genre: Paranormal / Contemporary

Second Sight is available here.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Debbie Shows Off Her Cover Art

My copy of Dreams & Desires is on my mantel along with the framed pictures of my Freya's Bower titles! (My daughter gave me the framed display for my birthday ... along with a second frame to hold all the upcoming titles she expects. Gotta love a positive thinker!)

Woo Hoo! What a nice display.

Monday, September 3, 2007

"Soul's Kin" by RaeLynn Blue

Let RaeLynn Blue's SOUL'S KIN spice up and show you a new frontier! RaeLynn BLue's latest title is a Froniter HeatSheet title, SOUL'S KIN, is available now.

Author: RaeLynn Blue
Publisher: Phaze

Rating: Erotic Hot (X Rated)

Blurb: When the daughter of a great chief, Leela is forced to marry a
man she doesn't even know, much less love, her heart breaks into
pieces. To her comfort, her lover, Kunal, vows to be with her always.
Leela can't believe such talk and dismisses it as a brief bout of
insanity, until on her wedding night a coyote appears to her and
howls pangs of great loss.

Kunal won't stand by and watch the woman he loves become anchored to
someone else. He's willing to do whatever it takes, regardless of how
painful, to join with his Soul's Kin.

Great Review for "Beneath and Beyond"

Yay!! My SFF/Adventure story Beneath and Beyond received a 4 Champagne Flute review from White Russian at Cocktail Reviews!!

Here's a snippet:

Dr Erin Carstedter joins her colleagues in their bid to un-ice a lost city. Hidden beneath hundreds of feet of Arctic ice, the team's job is arduous ... The cold surroundings are depicted well right from the start ... Despite being quite warm sitting here, I did indeed feel a chill go down my back. Good storytelling, or what?"

Read the complete review here.

Beneath and Beyond is available from Lavender Isis Press.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Please Vote for SECOND SIGHT

SECOND SIGHT is up for Cover of the Month at Erin Aislinn's site.

I hope you'll drop by and vote for this stunning art work by Paul Ellis.

Check it out here.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Wanna Make A Bet?" by Stacy Dawn

Available NOW...

Wanna make a bet?
When aspiring artist and purposefully single Sophie Montgomery mutters those four fateful words, her sexy neighbor, Jay Coltrane, pounces on the opportunity to prove she’s not as immune to him as she thinks. Before she knows it, Sophie finds herself not only betting against a seduction, she’s betting against her own ability to keep her dreams intact and a certain luscious landscaper out of them.

What people are already saying:

“Lay down your money and let the dice roll, because Wanna Make a Bet is a sure thing. From a drool-worthy hero to an adorable bulldog with a thing for monkeys, this book will hook you in with its depth of characters, humor, and sizzling sensuality. I cancelled dinners and was late for appointments, all because I had to know whether it would be Jay or Sophie who won the bet. Stacy Dawn is a talent and I can’t wait for her next novel!”
-Bronwyn Storm

The story will keep you guessing, right to the end.....CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Check it out! Deb's latest story looks great on the Climbing Rose page.

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press - Climbing Rose
Rating: Sweet
Length: Rosette
Price: $1.50
Genre: Contemporary YA

Twelve-year-old Deanne Lawyer has a beautiful voice and a problem—her choir director, Mrs. Davis, just reassigned her descant solo to Sucky Susie Emerson! Deanne will have to use all the wiles her life as the little sister of five brothers has given her to reclaim her rights in time to wow the director of the adult choir for the annual Easter Cantata. Better watch out, Susie. Deanne is on a mission!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"Second Sight" is Cover of the Week

Second Sight is Cover of the Week at Erin Aislinn's site!

Go check it out. She says some very nice things about this example of Paul Ellis' art work.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Great New Site ~ Killer Fiction

They’re six romantic mystery writers who like their murders with a generous dose of laughter: Kathleen Bacus, Christie Craig, Jana DeLeon, Gemma Halliday, Leslie Langtry, and Bethany True. Check out their brand new website at: to learn more about them. They’re really excited about this new blog and plan to offer lots of fun posts, guest bloggers, contests, and insights into the minds of women who spend their days planning the perfect murder.

Remember, that's Killer Fiction ( and the Killer Fiction Blog (

Check these dangerous ladies out at your first opportunity!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

"Beneath and Beyond" by Debbie Mumford

Beneath and Beyond by Debbie Mumford

Archaeologist Erin Carstedter is a no-nonsense kind of gal. Her colleagues know, if she can’t examine it with a microscope or define it by scientific method, it doesn’t exist. Erin’s beliefs are about to be tested by the most exciting archaeological find of this (or any other) century. A ruin has been discovered beneath the polar ice cap some fifty miles north of Alert, Canada. What Erin and her colleague, Dr. Matt Davidson, discover in those icy depths will challenge her thinking…and change the world forever.

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Buy Beneath and Beyond here!

"Go Between" by Dayna Hart

“Go Between” by Dayna Hart

Coming August 14th from Samhain Publications

Between two races that hate each other, at the doorway between two worlds, can Claire find the strength to be the emissary they all need?

Book One of The Curtain Torn series.

Halfway through her twenties, her divorce, and a bottle of rye, Claire opens her birthday present—a “pressed fairy” book.

One of the fairies is neither pressed, nor a picture. He’s the sinfully sexy Dell, who’s been trapped inside the book for twenty years. The moment Claire frees him, goblins attack her house. Dell and Claire’s only option is to use a “Between”—a rift between their worlds—to escape into the land of Fae.

There, Claire discovers the elven queen, Eliane, has a mission for her—one that has her keeping secrets from Dell. And ousting the goblins from her home is only the start.

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"Devil's Pearl" by Dawn Halliday

Devil's Pearl By Dawn Halliday

After a year of pursuit, Sir Devlin Vaughn has finally found the beautiful woman who made him the laughingstock of London society. Now he intends to keep her as his permanent sex slave, whether she comes willingly or not.

Julia Beaumont escaped Devlin in an attempt to become a legitimate lady. Her plan backfired, leaving her reputation in tatters. Now Devlin holds her in his thrall once again. Can she free herself, or will he enslave her for life?

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

CORN MAZE by Deb Logan

Deb Logan's first Climbing Rose, Corn Maze, has been released!

Isn't the cover beautiful?

Here's a quick blurb:

Twelve-year-old Hannah Barnes is just like all the other girls in her small Georgia town, except for one little detail. Hannah’s best friend—make that her only friend—is a ghost. When the annual Sweet Pea Festival arrives, Hannah discovers the secret to freeing Lilah from her earthly bondage. Hannah has a decision to make. Will she help Lilah move on, or will she hold on to her best friend?

Corn Maze is available here!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Immi's New Book ~ Check It Out!

Safety is an illusion.

When the world crumbles into chaos, only a chosen few can afford the luxury of life in towers built to soar far above the pollution and destruction on the ground.

Life up in the air is full of beautiful things and beautiful people. What happens when you’re not one of them? What happens when everything you believed about the world turns out to be a lie?

You fall. Or you learn how to fly...

Click here for Drollerie Press's bookshop.
Click here to buy Falling directly from Mobipocket.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Check Out Emily's Summer-Long Contest

Emily Ryan-Davis has a new e-mailing list and wants you to be on it.

To join, email

You’ll receive direct announcements of her new contracts, new releases, new book reviews, new chat appearances, new interviews, and new contests. All her, all the time. None of anybody else.

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Every Sunday ’til they’re gone, she’ll take all the week’s new members, put them in a hat (that pink Hello Kitty sun hat, as a matter of fact), draw a name, and draw a prize from the prize box.

For a complete prize listing, visit Emily's Web Site today!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Excerpt from "Beneath and Beyond"

Excerpt from Beneath and Beyond
Copyright 2007 Debbie Mumford

Dr. Erin Carstedter stepped out of the harness and away from the access shaft. She tried not to think about the weight of the glacier pressing down on this tiny bubble of air. The cavern glowed with an eerie blue-white light, cast by a battery-powered lantern suspended from a piton driven high into the wall. The ice’s ability to simultaneously reflect and absorb the light fascinated her.

A haphazard pile of boxes and tools occupied the space just below the lantern. On the opposite wall stood the object of her team’s efforts—a door. A magnificently carved door enthroned in an ancient wall. Technicians had already thawed its hinges, leaving heated gel packs plastered to the surface to keep the door movable until the techs could be replaced by the team’s archaeologists. And here she stood, waiting for her friend and colleague to finish his descent to this blue-tinged bubble.

Sensitive new sonar imaging had detected the land mass and its ruined city buried under hundreds of feet of arctic ice some fifty miles north of Alert, Canada’s northernmost settlement. The more romantic among the team’s members whispered “Atlantis!” But not Erin. Her thoughts revolved around solid, observable, measurable data. Though she longed to know when and how a human settlement had prospered this far north, she scoffed at the notion of the mythic lost continent. Hadn’t people ever heard of fiction? Did they suppose the tendency to imagine idealized, fairy-tale societies a new wrinkle in humanity’s collective unconscious?

She reached out to stroke the frost whitened rose of the marble door. The climate had to have changed drastically to support a civilization on the scale disclosed by remote sensing. Their access shaft, and this cavern, revealed only a minute portion of the long-buried city.

The decision-makers, after weeks of careful study of the sonar map, had finally decided to sink the access shaft at this location. Archaeologists had vied to guess which buildings might house what artifacts from the safety of wind-scoured Quonset huts staked to the surface of the glacier. Even in the heated interior of insulated shelters, men and women worked bundled in sweaters, scarves and fingerless gloves. All to allow Erin to stand and admire a door carved from marble who knew how long ago.

“Ready to step into the past, Dr. Carstedter?”

Erin turned toward the voice. She knew the figure hunched in the little cavern to be Matt Davidson, the team’s archaeometry specialist, but his voice and his name on the duty roster were her only clues. The shapeless mass of arctic parka, complete with fur-edged hood and oversized snow pants, effectively hid his identity. Goggles and huge outer mittens completed his disguise. Still, the lilt in his voice flashed an image of her friend’s mischievous blue eyes to Erin’s mind.

She grinned, though her own protective clothing undoubtedly prevented him from noticing. “I thought we already had.” She gestured to the ice-white ground beneath their feet. “How long do you suppose it’s been since this bit of earth saw the light of day?”

“I wouldn’t want to guess,” he said. “Someone else’s department. What I want is to get through that door.” He moved closer to the ancient threshold. “Shall we?”

“After you, Dr. Davidson.” She gave him a courtly bow, or tried to. Arctic gear didn’t lend itself to bending.

Matt removed his cumbersome outer mittens and ran gloved fingers over the door. He pulled the thermal packs free and swung the door wide.

Erin edged out of his way, moved back, and dragged a post driver into position to stake the door open. The machine’s boom reverberated through the cavern and her flesh alike. She winced, reminded again of the fragility of their airy bubble.

“Are you sure your name’s not Alice?” Matt’s voice cracked and a nervous chuckle ricocheted off the ice.

Erin straightened, glanced at Matt’s goggled silhouette, and then allowed her gaze to follow his flashlight’s beam into the ruin’s interior. Only it wasn’t a ruin. She grabbed Matt’s arm for support, a wave of vertigo washing through her system.

“Do you see it, too?” she whispered.

Matt’s echoing laughter died away to be replaced by a gruff whisper. “It’s a helluva cold rabbit hole, Alice, but at least we’ve fallen through together.”

Erin teetered on the threshold a moment longer, and then stepped through the looking glass onto soft green grass beneath a cloudless sapphire sky. An enormous monarch butterfly danced across her field of vision and she glanced back at Matt and the entrance to the ice cavern. Matt stood a few paces behind her, looking ridiculous in his arctic gear. The opening into their world no longer existed. Erin pivoted slowly on the spot. An unbroken horizon of meadowland, forest and mountain greeted her vision. However they’d arrived in this unexpected place, they wouldn’t be returning by the same route.

“This has to be a hallucination,” she muttered, sinking to the ground and closing her eyes. “I’m in a centuries-old ruin, buried under tons of ice, and it’s too cold to support life.”

Keeping her eyes firmly closed, she removed her mittens and pulled off her left glove. Slowly, deliberately, she lowered her hand to the ground beside her. She encountered what could only be grass; soft, resilient blades of grass. Approximately six inches high, the leaves bent easily beneath her questing fingers and gave way as she sought the earth below. Warm, damp earth. She lifted her fingers to her muffler-wrapped nose and breathed in the slightly musty scent of dirt spiked with the tang of freshly bruised grass.

She’d expected cold so bitter it burned her exposed flesh. Instead, her senses screamed “Summer!” Sweat trickled down her neck to pool at the base of her spine. She needed to shed several layers of cloth, but her intellect refused to accept her body’s testimony. Her mind insisted she’d freeze to death if she unwrapped.

“This is absolutely impossible,” said Matt’s voice behind her, “but it’s a helluva lot more comfortable than the ice shaft.”

Eyes still tightly closed, Erin listened to his movements, felt his warm, calloused fingers pull her hand away from her face.

“Snap out of it, Erin. We’ve got a whole new world to explore.” His words penetrated the fugue in her brain, and she opened her eyes to focus on his handsome face. His face. She could see Matt’s face!

“Matt,” she cried. “Are you insane? I don’t care what kind of mental aberration we’re suffering; you’ll die of exposure dressed like that!”

He had shed his parka and protective gear and knelt beside her in a pair of sweat pants and a tee-shirt. Not having any other shoes, he’d kept the fur-lined boots. His tousled blond hair needed a trim and his chin sparkled with golden stubble. A grin lit his even-featured face.

“If this is an illusion,” he said, “it’s a good one. My outer layer of dermis should be dead by now and my lungs seizing.” He stroked her bare hand. “Your skin seems fine, too.”

He stood and pulled her up with him. “Come on, Erin. Lose the parka or you’re going to roast.”

She struggled against his grasp, finally managing to twist away. Quickly, she pulled her glove and mittens back on and turned to glower at him.

“Listen,” she said, working hard to keep the rising hysteria out of her voice, “you may be suicidal, but I’m not. Obviously something in the atmosphere of this ruin is causing us to hallucinate. We need to sit tight until the team gets nervous and comes to check on us. The door is open now, so the fumes, or…whatever…will have a chance to dissipate.”

She dropped to the ground again and glared up at him, though her gear hid her expression. “We’ve got to stick tight. If we wander away...” she swallowed, the lump in her throat threatening to choke her. “If we wander away, they might not be able to find us!”

Matt stared at her, eyes narrow and jaw tight. When he spoke, his voice carried the condescension of an adult speaking to a wayward child.

“Will you listen to yourself? Sit tight? Wait for rescue? Erin, look around! I don’t know where we are, or how we got here, but we’re sure as hell not in a ruin at the bottom of an ice shaft.”

He spun away from her, paced a few steps, kicked a large rock out of his path, and strode back to tower over her, hands jammed into his sweat pants’ pockets.

“Get up, Erin,” he said. “We can’t just sit here doing nothing.”

He reached for her again, but she twisted away and scuttled a few feet sideways.

“If you want to get lost in this maze,” she said, “go for it. I’m staying right here until my head clears.”

“I’m sorry, Erin, but I can’t walk away. You’re just stubborn enough to sit here in the blazing sun, bundled to the teeth until your core temperature pushes you into a stroke.”

He launched himself at her, wrestled her prone on the grass and straddled her hips while he freed her upper torso from its protective gear.

Erin sputtered and fought, angry as a wet cat. When he pulled the parka away, she shivered violently. Her tee-shirt and hair were drenched with sweat, and despite the warmth of the breeze, her body shook with reaction.

Matt dodged away and she sprang to a sitting position, chafing her arms and running shaky fingers through her short mop of curly hair. She glared at Matt, lips sealed in a thin, tense line. No way would she admit he’d been right.

“Get up,” he ordered. “Lose the parka pants. We’re going to hike to the tree line, and I don’t want you overheating.”

“I can’t,” she snapped. “I’m not wearing sweats.” Defiance sizzled in her blood, but she forced herself to remain calm and gazed toward the distant trees. “Why that direction? Why not back toward the door?”

He offered his hand. She hesitated briefly and then rolled sideways—away from him—and pushed herself to standing.

“Because those trees look like they could be growing along a stream,” he said, dropping his hand to his side. “We’re not going back, because there’s nothing to go back to. Look for yourself.” He pointed to a heap of thinsulite and fur—his arctic gear. “I’d barely stepped through the door when it disappeared. If it existed, it’d be right there.”

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

M.G. Has a Rosette Blooming!

Love Songs Cover

When Cameron Trent, a former high school all-star, comes home to deal with his father's death, he finds a much sweeter deal. Madison Hughes, the Cupcake Queen, hates Valentine's Day and thinks love songs are a joke. Will Cam change her mind?

For $1.50 you can't lose, go check it out at The Wild Rose Press

Sunday, July 1, 2007

All Weekend Promo Bash with Freya's Bower

Next weekend, July 7 and 8, is an all weekend promo bash on Freya's Bower Authorchat.

Readers and fans, come and join us. Post your questions, ask what inspires us, poke us to give you more hot reading material.

Authors will have excerpts, special announcements' and even contests, so plan now to attend!

All weekend long, everyone! Plenty of time to drop in and join the party.

Oh, and just in case you couldn't guess, I'll be chatting about Second Sight, Glass Magic (and Red's further adventures in Dreams & Desires), Sorcha's Heart, and my soon-to-be-released Sorcha's Children Book 1: Dragons' Choice!

Come ask me questions about how my dragon-shifters, faeries and psychics came into existence.
More details as we near the event, but mark your calendars NOW! July 7 & 8 ...

Monday, June 25, 2007

"Eyes of Desire" by Portia Da Costa

Love at first sight?

When Megan takes a summer holiday at a country cottage in order to recover from an eye operation, she doesn't expect to encounter a strong, protective stranger in her garden. Even though she can't see him properly, she can still tell that Guy is powerful, charismatic and sexy. Instinctively and instantly attracted to him, can she trust her new friend to bestow some sweet hands-on sensual healing?

This story was a quick, steamy little read, and I enjoyed it! Megan's voice is quirky and realistic-I enjoyed being inside her head, experiencing her confusion and increasingly lustful desires. ~ Rhonda Stapleton, Romance Divas Reviews

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

BENEATH & BEYOND Has Been Released!!

Beneath and Beyond


Debbie Mumford

Archaeologist Erin Carstedter is a no-nonsense kind of gal. Her colleagues know, if she can’t examine it with a microscope or define it by scientific method, it doesn’t exist. Erin’s beliefs are about to be tested by the most exciting archaeological find of this (or any other) century. A ruin has been discovered beneath the polar ice cap some fifty miles north of Alert, Canada. What Erin and her colleague, Dr. Matt Davidson, discover in those icy depths will challenge her thinking…and change the world forever.

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Format: eStory (23 pages)

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Unwritten Romance

Unwritten Romance
UNWRITTEN ROMANCE by Jenna Bayley-Burke
Sweetheart Rosette
from The Wild Rose Press

Given a second chance at life, Mindy Thomas swallows her fear and decides to tell her boss how she feels about him. Except Jared Salazar misunderstands, thinking she's after a promotion. Mindy uses the interview to ensure Jared understands she wants him, not the position.

BAYOU SUMMONS Releases Today!

BAYOU SUMMONS will be available on DARK EDEN PRESS Opening Day, Friday, June 22, 2007!

A warlock whose powers are hidden by the misty bayou. A necromancer who will stop at nothing to control the underworld and the only other who harbors dark gifts similar to his own........a woman who speaks to the dead.

Summer Peters knows paranormal, her life's work is to find it, study it and disprove it. Though, in her heart she secretly hopes to one day find the answers to the puzzling dreams that constantly plague her. Her next assignment is deep in the heart of the steamy bayou, with much more danger to be weary of than the gators that stalk the swamp. Her answers might very well be hidden amidst the fog-ridden town and Cayden, a sexy man with everything to hide might not only show her the answers she longs for, but could also be much more than an annoyingly handsome Cajun.


~Missy Sue Hanson~
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Woot!! Karen's Book is Available!!

Loved Him to Death
K.M. Frontain

Haru, merchant prince of Sachoné House, sails into the port of Verdant on a day when Ardu magic normally rejects outsiders of the faith. Despite that he is an infidel, Haru is chosen to be the next Oradhé, the holy man who must act as a dragon god's conscience. To Haru's dismay, the price exacted for this duty will be his eyes burned from his sockets.

Haru's struggle to retain his sight becomes a profound battle to preserve his spirit, for he must resist not only Verdant tradition, but the questionable advances of Intana, the dragon god. All the while, Vaal, the shark deity of Haru's people, lurks in the water and observes. Vaal of the Depths has plans for Verdant, for Intana, and for Haru.

Publisher: Freya's Bower

Rating: Beyond Sizzling

Book Length: Novel

Genre: Fantasy/M/M

Oooo ... A Twisted Fairy Tale!

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Candy Kisses is a twisted fairytale that mirrors the original "Little Red Riding Hood". Red is taking candy to grandma but she won't quit eating them! Her mother warned her. Now she is faced with the titillating consequences.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Perfect Timing - "A Hint of Summer"

A Hint of Summer Large

A Hint of Summer

A Hint of Summer; A Moonlit Romance Beach Duet

by MG Braden and Cindy K. Green

Inheritance by MG Braden
When Chase Taylor's grandmother passes away she inherits the exclusive home their family calls 'the beach house.' Only there's a catch. She has to live in it for six months with Reece Weston, a man she'd never met until the reading of the will.

Is he a scam artist? Or will love turn out to be the best inheritance of all?

Summer's Return by Cindy K. Green

After a seven year absence, Parker Radcliffe returns to the alluring Outer Banks to sell his family’s beach house only to discover his realtor is spirited Arianna Morgan, the girl he could never have. While Arianna is determined to remind him of the life he left behind, Parker must decide whether he will follow his heart or family expectations.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Coming Soon ~~ Beneath and Beyond

Just got my cover art for Beneath and Beyond from Lavender Isis Press ...

Friday, June 8, 2007

Second Sight is Available Now!

Second Sight

by Debbie Mumford

ISBN: 1-934069-51-5

A mysterious grimoire of Celtic origins has been linked to two murders. To break the case, psychic investigator Zach Douglass seeks the assistance of a gifted translator, beautiful Jenny Murdoch. But Jenny has a dark secret. She's spent years repressing a potent psychic talent: her 'tiger', which she believes killed her parents. Jenny will crack the grimoire and learn to trust her tiger, but she'll fall under suspicion for the murders. And one of the victim's was Zach's fiancée.

Available from Freya's Bower

Reviewers have said:

This was an absorbing paranormal tale filled with suspense and passion ... The characters were strong and well developed ... Paranormal and erotica readers alike will not be able to put this one down.
~~ Inez Daylong, May, 2007 issue of Affaire de Coeur

A riveting read where the first sentence packs a punch and delivers the hook that had me gripped until the end. Some superb delivery lurks within the pages of Second Sight, along with excellent imagery ... My eyes tumbled over the sentences in a bid to read as quickly as I could ... Buy it and love it, readers. A solid and delightful read.
~~White Russian from Cocktail Reviews
~~ 5 Champagne Flutes
~~ Read the entire review here.