Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Five for February 27, 2015

1. It's been a busy, busy week. Lots of doctor appointments and school stuff going on. My son got the thumbs up from his eye surgeon. He's healing perfectly. Vision is equal in both eyes and no more surgeries are needed. Yay!

2. I finished all my March tour posts and sent them out to the hosts. Whew.

3. One short story rejection.

4. I'm prepping to start a new novel.

5. I know it's a very short five today. It's been a long week. I'm looking forward to a lazy weekend. Don't forget there's still a few hours to enter to win Zombie Dice!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour finishes February with an interview

It's the last tour date of February. How can this be? We need more geeky stuff. Thankfully there's still one more month left of the Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour. Yup, I'm crazy, I know.

Today I'm going to be grilled by the marvelous Tara Tyler. Find out if I would ever do a vlog. Would you? Do you know what it is?

There are still a few days left to win a fantastic game called Zombie Dice. There will be a new giveaway next month, but it won't have brain-eating powers!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour wants braaaaiiins!

Writing geeky romance is tricky business. Click on over to the amazing TB Markinson's blog for some tips.

Today is the last day to get TB's book, Claudia Must Die for free! It's a fantastic thriller. Quirky characters in a dire situation.

Braaaiiiiiiiins! Enter for a chance to win Zombie Dice and a unique Christine Rains die.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Five for February 20, 2015

1. Most of my week was lost to several snow days in a row. I didn't get any writing done nor did I get a jump on my March tour posts. I was lucky I could remember what day it was! I know we don't have weather as bad as it is on the east coast, but I am officially done with winter. I just hope it's done with us!

2. My Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour is still rocking. January's giveaways got the biggest number of entries I've ever had, and this month's Zombie Dice giveaway is doing darn good too. That's right! If you haven't heard yet, you can not only win a unique Christine Rains die, but the cool game of Zombie Dice as well.

3. I finished my sci-fi horror short story for the next Untethered Realms anthology on Sunday. It came out a little longer than I expected. My characters got chatty on me! It will be edited down to tighten the tension, and hopefully the end will come as a surprise.

4. My local critique group meets tomorrow. I submitted my weird little Easter story this month. I'm curious to know whether I should go lighter/sillier or darker with it. It's a strange mix of both right now. I hope the weather cooperates and I can make it to the library!

5. Don't forget Untethered Realms' monthly #SpecFicChat today starting at 12:00 p.m. EST. This month's topic: What makes #fantasy believable? Use #SpecFicChat to join the conversation any time. The chat is ongoing.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cover Reveal for Micheal - Path of Angels

Path of Angels Book One

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There is only one path.
Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.
But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.
Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

About the Author

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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. But some stories are meant to be told and this one chose her. Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.

Patricia Josephine writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour teases you some more and Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Geek girl problem #432: All the new books you want to read come out on Tuesdays and you don't get paid until Fridays!

I'm over at the awesome Shannon Lawrence's blog today to hook you in with another excerpt.

 A BIG thank you to Jeff Chapman for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! He's a talented speculative fiction author, and I'm so happy that recently he became a part of Untethered Realms.

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Then, go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated, and where to find the information they need to accept (rules).
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks. 

Here are three things that inspired me:
1. My son's bravery. He recently had surgery on his eyes to correct an eye turn. A scary thing for a small child. Scary for anyone to have an operation on their eyes! But he didn't complain, whine, or cry. He was sweet, well-mannered, and incredibly brave even after two and a half hours of waiting at the surgery center before he was taken into the OR. What an amazing and wonderful person he's grown to be.
2. Heather Von St. James and her victory over asbestos cancer. Read my blog post here.
3. The tree in my front yard has little buds on it. I feel that excitement every year when I see it budding and know that it will soon be in full flower. It's a Cleveland Pear, and when the flowers are in full blossom, it's so pretty. My next novel will be set in early spring so I can have a tree just like it in it.

I'm not going to nominate anyone in particular. Every one of you is an inspiration. Do not doubt it.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

The Geeky Dice & Debauchery Tour Reverse Interview!

Today I'm sitting down with geek girl Clare Dugmore and interviewing her about Loose Corset. Yes, you read that correctly. Clare is not only one of my critique partners but a talented romance writer herself. We have dubbed this The Reverse Interview!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Cover Reveal for One Good Catch

One Good Catch

A Maguire’s Corner novel

Title: One Good Catch
Author: Heather M. Gardner
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: March 13, 2015


Ignoring a recent trauma that is affecting her everyday life, ER Doctor Kate Maguire engages in some high risk activities, but putting herself in these dangerous situations isn’t enough to feed her edginess. She needs something more. When her brother’s high school best friend comes back to town, it’s her chance for a ‘no strings attached’ fling with the man who still headlines in all her best dreams. 

Rhys MacGrath’s days of one-night-stands are long over. The pro-football player might be side-lined at rehab for a shoulder injury, but that doesn’t mean he can’t admire and desire the all-grown-up, so-damn-hot, version of the tomboy he once knew. His sudden interest in Kate might be aggravating his best friend, who doesn’t approve, but it’s her indifference that’s driving Rhys crazy. 

Everything heats up when Kate’s nosy nature sets her in the line of fire of an arsonist forcing them to deal with more than just the sparks igniting between them.


Heather M. Gardner's love of books began on the hand-woven rugs of her small town library where her mother worked. There she had a never-ending supply of stories to read at her fingertips. As a teen, her favorite genres to curl up with were romance and mysteries. When she started to create her own stories, they were the perfect fit.

Heather resides in New York with her best friend who is also her husband, plus her talented and handsome son. She is currently owned by four stray cats. Heather's a full-time mom, works part-time from home, a chocolate enthusiast, coffee junkie, cat addict, book hoarder and fluent in sarcasm.

Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Twitter: @hmgardner

Goodreads: HMGardner 
Facebook: HeatherWritesRomance