Celebrating Independence Blog Hop: Day #3

Woot! It’s Day 3 of the Celebrating Independence Blog Hop. For a complete list of all participating authors, along with the numerous giveaways up for grab, check out the Fourth of July Hop Page. Many thanks to Drea Becraft for putting the hop together. It’s my first one and I’m excited to be participating!

If you’re new to my blog, let me introduce myself.

I write romantic suspense, usually with a paranormal or mythical twist.  I love folklore, legends and things that go bump-in-the-night!  My debut novel, WEATHERING ROCK, features a lead character who is propelled forward in time from the Civil War to present day.

He also happens to be a werewolf. Intrigued? I hope so!

Click below to see a short book trailer. My projected release date is October 8, 2012 and I’d be pleased to have you add WEATHERING ROCK to your reading queue.  I’m pretty jazzed about the whole thing! 🙂

So…exactly what am I awarding for the hop?  A $20 gift card to Amazon! I’m hopelessly enamored of the Big A!

For your chance to win, just subscribe to my blog via email in the upper right sidebar (so you can be dazzled by all of my upcoming riveting posts, LOL) and leave a comment that you did. Easy peasy!

Thanks for visiting and I wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Weathering Rock: Six Sentence Sunday 6/3/12

Happy Six Sunday, the first one of June! I’m back sharing another snippet from Weathering Rock, which now has a book trailer should you like to check it out!  I loved choosing the music and images to go with the script. It was easy and fun to put together!

Thanks to everyone who has been visiting each Sunday and commenting on my six snippets. The last few weeks have involved an encounter between Caleb (DeCardian) and Arianna (Hart). He’s ticked her off, they run into each other at the library, and he attempts to make amends. At this point, she has no idea who or what he is (you’ll have to see the book trailer for those details :)).

He’s asked her to dinner and she’s bluntly told him she isn’t interested. As she starts to leave, he catches her arm and protests he hasn’t told her what night. My six picks up from there with Arianna speaking first:


“It wouldn’t matter.” His touch left her unbalanced, the familiarity too free for her liking. “I’m busy tonight and tomorrow.”

“Then you pick the night.”

“Excuse me?”

“What night are you free?”


A determined man, LOL.  I hope you enjoyed the snippet, short as it is. It’s rough doing sixes with dialogue, but participating in SSS is always so much fun!  For a list of this Sunday’s authors and information on how to join in, check out the Six Sentence Sunday site. Happy reading!

Trust me . . . it’s a big deal!

At least for me.

Writing a book is exciting enough. Getting to do a visual interpetation of it is, well . . . a giddy culimination of a lot of work. A few days back I mentioned I was working on a video trailer for Weathering Rock. I know a lot of you have been following my snippets, especially my Six Sunday shares in which I’ve posted snippets of the book. I’ve made some noise about the characters and what it’s about, but haven’t tried to present it as a whole.

Until now.

I loved putting this together. Writing the script, finding the images to match, and searching out just the right music. Here’s a glimpse of Weathering Rock as a whole. I hope you enjoy it!

Trailing Behind…

Well, not really. Actually, I’m forging ahead by creating a trailer for Weathering Rock, my time-travel/paranormal romance scheduled to be released in October.

I’m currently enrolled in a class at Savvy Authors on how to put one together and have already taken a few exciting steps, including writing the script. The instructor had us break the plot of the book into approximately 20 short phrases. Turned out to be a lot of fun and really made me concentrate on the elements of my story.

So, do I need a trailer? Not sure, but I like the idea of adding a visual element. It’s also a challenge to sleuth out images that fit the story and, most especially, my hero and heroine. I know what they look like, and feel I’ve described them in a way that will allow readers to see them clearly. But finding images of people who match those pictures in my head? Gulp!  Can’t say I don’t like a challenge.

Today’s question:
If you’re a writer, have you developed a trailer for any of your books or are you considering developing one?  If you’re a reader, do you like viewing book trailers? They certainly seem to be sprouting up all over the place!