She’s Baaaack…and a Sneak Peek is Coming!

Yep, I’m back. Thanks for all the good thoughts as I went through ANOTHER round of bronchitis at the same time my best friend was in the ICU with triple pneumonia. I’m happy to say we’ve both almost recovered.

I’ll have more news later in the week, but today I’m on the road. Just wanted to tell you that tomorrow, my monthly newsletter will resume publication. It’s short, but it has the official COVER REVEAL for Penton #5, ILLUMINATION! There’s also a special newsletter-only giveaway.

I’ll be debuting the cover here on the blog on Tuesday (and we’re back to Reader’s Choice tomorrow), but if you want to see it early, sign up for the newsletter at the tab above!

Scene-Snippet Sunday, Penton Edition, and Weekly Winners

Happy Sunday! It’s raining here in Bamalama, and soon to turn cold again for, like, the second time all “winter.” Winter might be coming to Westeros, but not to the Southern U.S. (Gratuitous GAME of THRONES reference.)

Since it’s Sunday, it’s time for a scene snippet. I still don’t have a release date for ILLUMINATION, but am pretty sure it will be May. I’ll give newsletter subscribers the first look at the cover in my April 1 newsletter, so still time to subscribe by clicking the tab above!

Okay in this snippet from early in the book, Nik is struggling with some changes in his life and dealing with it in his usual way–by drinking. But he’s about to run into a great big roadblock in his attempt to self-destruct….

Nik heard heavy footfalls climb the front steps and cross the porch, followed by a knock and the last voice Nik wanted to hear: Mirren Kincaid.

            “Dimitriou, open the door. You have thirty seconds.”

            Or what? These doors were solid and had a steel core and double dead bolts. Nik took a sip of whiskey and kept his mouth shut.

            The door didn’t break against the mass of muscle that was Mirren Kincaid. Nik couldn’t say the same for the doorjamb, however. One second he was staring at polished, paneled wood polished with an oak stain to bring out its grain; the next, he was staring at about three hundred pounds of pissed-off Scottish vampire, his feet planted in a pile of wood and sifting dust.

            Maybe Mirren would kill him and save Nik the trouble of offing himself. “Want a drink?”

            Mirren propped ham-sized hands on his hips and took in the scene, his eyes the color of thunderclouds.

Sigh. I’ve missed Mirren, haven’t you?

And….did you win a book this week? You know the drill–if you win, contact me via the contact tab above and provide mailing info and format preference, when applicable. I’m still behind with mailings–be patient. I will get caught up as soon as I can!

JESS won a $5 Amazon gift card for commenting on the Dena Garson interview. All I need is your preferred email.

KIMBERLY B won this week’s Reader’s Choice and selected The Mermaid’s Daughter, your choice of format. Or you can substitute another book of choice up to USD$15.

And that’s it for today. Come back tomorrow for another Reader’s Choice giveaway. There are a LOT of releases in March and even more in April!