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Thanks so much for visiting my home on the web. I write romance, teen and middle grade books and if Star Wars, Buffy, Jurassic Park and Gilmore Girls had a love child, I would be that child. I adore stories that have monsters, action, humor and of course love. As well as being a writer, I wear quite a few hats (in a very jaunty way of course, because otherwise, what’s the point?). I’m a part time children’s librarian, I have a crazy book and TV addiction that needs constant attention and I also have a slightly bad habit of filling my house with vintage treasures. And in-between all of that I keep trying to convince my teenage kids the joys of green juice. Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.

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Crossroads Tour

I keep forgetting to mention that the annual Crossroads Tour is coming up soon! I…

Goodreads Book Giveaway Out of Sight by Amanda Ashby Giveaway ends October 25, 2012. See…

GCC presents Mindi Scott

Today I’m touring Mindi Scott and her new book, Live Through This. And I hope…

GCC presents Gretchen McNeil

Okay, despite the fact that I have written a book about zombies, it is a…

GCC presents Elise Allen

Today I’m touring the lovely Elise Allen and her book, Populazzi (I know – I…

Looking for MG bloggers/librarians/teachers

              It’s competition time and I’ve got ten sets…

GCC presents Jennifer Echols

Today I’m touring Jennifer Echols and her new book, Such a Rush. Not only is…

GCC presents Denise Jaden

Today I’m touring Denise Jaden and her new book, Never Enough. And not only does it…

GCC presents Jessica Brody

Hooray! Today I get to tour Jessica Brody, who is one of my favourite people…

GCC presents Myra McEntire

Woot! Have you guys noticed that there are a lot of fantastic books being released…


fallingforthebestman500x750-2Falling for the Best Man

What’s worse than running into your ex-hookup at the airport? When said ‘hookup” is the best man for the most important wedding of your career, and he’s on the hunt for a fake girlfriend. Between a hysterical bride and a wedding party gone wild, wedding planner Emmy Watson can’t afford any more disasters if she wants to save her beloved Wishing Bridge Farm. Which is why she puts the best man on lockdown. Unfortunately, he also happens to be the one guy who can make her forget everything except the way his kisses make her feel.

All Christopher Henderson needs is a fake girlfriend to convince his bosses that his bad boy reputation is a thing of the past so he can land his dream job. What better place to find said companion than at a wholesome vintage wedding. The only thing he didn’t count on was seeing Emmy, the woman who dumped him. The one he hasn’t been able to get off his mind.

There’s no denying the spark between them, but he’s a globetrotter and she’s a homebody, and falling in love is something neither of them has in their plans. Read more

Entangled, Amazon,  iBooksKoboGoodreads


 dating the guy upstairs cover 1Dating the Guy Upstairs

LIARS OR LOVERS?

Young librarian Riley Harris has always maintained her independence, leaving the drama of love to anyone silly enough to fall for it. Her Jane Austen novels are as close as she cares to get to “true love.” Luckily, her handsome upstairs neighbor—and landlord—Will Henderson feels the same way.Since his ex-fiancé crushed his heart, Will devotes himself to charity in an effort to atone for the misdeeds of his wealthy, ruthless father. So when Will needs a date for his brothers high-society wedding, he asks Riley to be his faux girlfriend.

After a spontaneous kiss throws both Riley and Will for a loop, they find themselves fighting their mutual pride and prejudice against love. And when Riley is rocked by something from Will’s past, both will need to decide whether to follow their heads or their hearts…Read more

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo


9780698198012_DatingTheGuy.inddDating the Guy Next Door

MAYBE, BABY…

Kate Mitchell is finished with love. After a recent relationship disaster, she’s had it. Sure, she’s noticed her smoking hot new neighbor, Matt Hunter, moving into the converted warehouse next door. But she resolves to keep her fantasies just that.

But fantasy becomes reality when he shows up in her gallery. Matt is a logical, meticulous type while Kate’s more of a fly-by-night free spirit. And she won’t allow herself to be led into another relationship—especially not with someone who wants to start a family. She can’t do that.

Still, even Kate can’t deny Matt’s charm, and soon realizes she’s falling for him hard. If she tells him she won’t have a baby, she’ll break his heart. But if she doesn’t, she might break her own…Read more

 


Demonosity.smallDemonosity

An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil

The Black Rose–a powerful ancient force–has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis’ high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That’s where Cassidy comes in.

She’s a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She’s the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. Read More→



Fairy-Bad-Day-cover-final1Fairy Bad Day

It’s going to be a Fairy Bad Day…

First, my rightful designation of dragon slayer is STOLEN right out from under me by Curtis Green. Sure, he’s really cute, but that doesn’t give him an excuse. On top of that, I am assigned to slay fairies. I know what you’re thinking—how hard could it be, right?

Wrong! These menacing beasts with their tiny hipster clothes and mocking sarcasm love taunting me. And they won’t STOP! But the thing that tops my list of stuff to ruin my day? That would be the GIANT KILLER FAIRY that I have to hunt down and slay because I am the only one who can see it. There is someone who can help me. Unfortunately…it’s Curtis. Read More→


ZombieQueenFRONT-199x300Zombie Queen of Newbury High

A prom night Mia will never forget…

Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. Rob-super hot football god-has asked her to prom! Life couldn’t get any better. Enter Samantha -cheerleader queen and Miss Popularity-who has made it quite clear that Rob should be her prom date. Mia is desperate to make sure she doesn’t end up dumped in front of the whole school.

So with prom in just a few days, she turns to Candice-her holistic, hypochondriac best friend-and decides to try a love spell to make Rob stay with her. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus on her whole class instead, and she is their zombie leader! At first she loves all the attention. But when she learns from zombie hunter hottie Chase that her classmates will actually try to eat her in a few days, she’s not too thrilled. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but in the meantime, she’s suggesting that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy. Read More→


Newhalocover-225x300You Had Me at Halo

She’s halfway to heaven, but she’s just been pulled over…

Holly Evans has just seen her body laid to rest. Now she would like to move onto the afterlife. But apparently she has some mortal baggage to unload first, starting with the matter of how she died. Her heavenly shrink isn’t buying that she didn’t kill herself and says she must return to earth to straighten things out.

The thing is, she needs to borrow the body of computer geek Vince Murphy to do it. Oh, and although Vince was supposed to have vacated the premise, he apparently never got the memo. Now, Holly has forty-eight hours to resolve her issues while sharing arms, legs, and…other things…with a guy she barely noticed while she was alive. But the real surprise is what life has to offer when you have only two days to live it. Read More→


SophieBk1-197x300Sophie’s Mixed Up Magic: Wishful Thinking

Be careful what you wish for…

After Sophie accidentally gets herself turned into a djinn, she starts to think that it might not be so bad after all. (Of course, that’s after she gets the whole orange skin problem sorted out.) Who wouldn’t enjoy having the power to grant wishes! But when Sophie develops RWD (Random Wish Disorder) and can’t STOP granting wishes, things get more than a little mixed-up! Read More→


SophieBk2-197x300Sophie’s Mixed Up Magic: Under a Spell

And that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E…

As Sophie gets used to her magic, her relationship with the adorable Jonathan Tait is blossoming. There’s only one problem: Jonathan’s twin sister, Melissa. She’s a total mean girl who seems intent on making Sophie’s life miserable. On top of that, Melissa somehow seems to sense that Sophie has powers–and manages to bind Sophie to her in a totally self-serving way. Can Sophie figure out a way out of this–without ruining her chances with Jonathan? Read More→


SophieBk3-197x300Sophie’s Mixed Up Magic: Out of Sight

Sometimes wishes do come true…

With her powers under control and things with Jonathan on track, Sophie can now focus on learning the whole truth about her dad (not to mention trying to figure out how she can save him and bring him back to their family). Fortunately, she’s got Malik, her djinn-guide, to help her as she navigates carpet-flying, learns how to make herself invisible, and braces herself for what promises to be a very exciting adventure. But if it brings her dad back, it will all be worth it! Read more→