Friday, August 30, 2013

Muse News, Cover Reveal & a Giveaway! Oh my!

Happy Friday!

I've got some good news, some good news and some good news!

I know, right!

First...the MUSE is speaking to me. Mostly just in my head right now and not on the keyboard but that will come in time.
Thank you MUSE. :)  


Second...COVER REVEAL!!!

"Villere House" by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey

Coming Early Fall, 2013


The last thing college senior Lottie Boyd expected while on spring break in New Orleans was having strange, yet vivid dreams of a 19th century young widow, desperately trying to save her dying little girl. When doctors are unable to do more, the beautiful woman in Lottie’s dreams is forced to go beyond her beliefs for one last attempt.

Compelled to find answers, Lottie is drawn toward the historic Villere House of Voodoo, where she meets the owner, Xavier Villere. She is attracted to his intriguing creole good looks, but his skepticism of his family's century-old link to Voodoo and the occult keep pushing her away.

It isn’t until Xavier begins experiencing unexplainable events from his own past that he begins to understand why he must help Lottie with hers.

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Check out this cover!


And... can enter to win an e-book copy of Maguire's Corner!

Nancy S. Thompson will be giving away tons of prizes, including 5 signed paperbacks and swag, 30 ebooks, and 2 gift cards when she get 1000 'Likes' on Facebook. 

Make sure you 'LIKE' her Author page on Facebook HERE!!!


I'm outta here!

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Monday, August 26, 2013

I LOVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES and Giveaway News!!!

It's just not fair! All these brand new school supplies and none of them are for ME!!!

What's with that?

Okay, so maybe I have a few little items hidden on the side for myself! (he he he) Some new pens and some one subject notebooks.  

LOVE new pens and new notebooks!

Okay, I'm good, breathing in and out and done.


I'm here and gone today. I'm desperate to find all my mistakes in Maguire's Corner and get them fixed before it's in print.


Nancy S. Thompson is having a Facebook 1,000 Likes Giveaway! Check it!

Nancy S. Thompson
"30 authors, 25 ebooks, 4 signed paperbacks, plus gift cards & swag! But first I have to get 1000 likes. Spread the word & let's get this going!"

Who is participating?
Nancy S. Thompson
Alison G. Bailey
Mel Ballew
Stacy Borel
Carrie Butler
Kristine Cayne

Barbara Cutrera
Dana Delamar
Chelsea Falin

Heather M. Gardner - (That's me!) 
Jaime Guerard
MK Harkins

Julie Hartnett
Laura Howard
AL Jackson

Bayli Lane
Cassie Mae
Dana Mason
Lisa Regan

Julie A. Richman
A.L. Zaun
Tricia Zoeller Oh and Stacy Bailey Darnell at Literary Mania Reviews is kicking in multiple ebook copies of Gail McHugh's COLLIDE! 

Make sure you 'LIKE' her Author page HERE!!!

See you Wednesday!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday is here and I've got some news to share!

Happy Friday one and all.

Not much going on with me except a serious lack of writing and football practice.

Thanks for all the encouragement about the radio interview. It actually went fairly well.


Above is the link to my interview. It's about 40 minutes of me saying...'ummmm'.

If you choose to listen I recommend making it a drinking game. 1 shot per 'ummmm'. You'll be loaded before the end. :)

The best part of the interview was when my publisher mentioned that Maguire's Corner would be released in paperback mid-September! YEAH!!!

I'm pretty sure holding my actual book in my actual hand is going to be really freakin' awesome.


Two other quick things I'd like to share.

If you are on Goodreads, and you hate trolls, I recommend you sign this PETITION. Recently an author, Lauren Pippa, was bullied from even releasing her book due to trolls on Goodreads.

Also, authors David Powers King and Michael Jensen's novel, Woven, was cancelled DAYS before it's release date because of small-minded losers from their publisher. If you're all for equality, maybe you could send them some support HERE.


Before I go...

This is a great song, with explicit lyrics, called 'Lift Me Up' from Five Finger Death Punch.

I find it inspirational.

Don't laugh, I do!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Days of future past passing me by and video killed the radio star.

Where are my days going?

School starts in two weeks, and I'm thankful because the BOY will be gone all day, but I feel like I didn't do anything this summer at all!

Well, I guess I will have to make the next two weeks count for something. :)

Thanks for coming to visit at the Just Romantic Suspense blog Monday. They are very cool peeps over there.

Tonight, believe it or not, I'm supposed to have a radio interview with my publisher. She is now hosting 'The Romance Hour with Madison Connors' every Wednesday at 6 pm on Artist First Radio Network. 

I give you fair warning, my voice sounds like Minnie Mouse. Well, so I've been told. I always thought I had a sultry voice but I've been informed its more like a chipmunk on helium.

I also have no idea what I might say and I really hope she has a slew of questions to ask cause otherwise there will be some radio intern screaming "Dead air! Dead air!" half the show.

Well, I'm off to take the BOY to a movie today. He earned it. I didn't but I'm the driver so I have to go. :)

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Where in the world is Maguire's Corner? - Giveaway Alert!!!


I am over at Just Romantic Suspense today (cause they are awesome) talking about where I came up with the concept for Maguire's Corner!


if you leave a comment you just might win an e-copy of my book!



Just Romantic Suspense!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cover Reveal!!! - That Fatal Kiss - Mina Lobo!!!!

Happy Tuesday, Peeps!

Want to see something cool? 

I know you do!

Check out Mina Lobo's new book cover!

Mina Lobo has long held a passion for Greek mythology. The story of the goddess Persephone's marriage-by-kidnap to Hades, Lord of the Underworld, has particularly fascinated her, and thus came about Mina's debut novel, That Fatal Kiss. Coming September 2013, the revisionist tale features a fiery and noble heroine, a handsome and broody hero, and some heated, earth-shakin' lovin'!

Given Mina's self-professed neurotic nature, it took her and cover artist Steven Novak a few go-arounds before settling on the cover design for That Fatal Kiss. It had to be curiously compelling, slightly spooky, and yet super sexy—and so it is!

The Book:

Feared by mortals for his inexorable power, and loathed by his fellow Greek gods for the same, Hades rules the Underworld alone. A stark eternity looms before him until he discovers Persephone. Struck by the youthful goddess’ beauty, kindness, and spirit, he must have her. But Hades believes Persephone could never love him, and so he conspires with his powerful brother, Zeus, to take her by force.

Persephone too seeks a mate but her possessive mother, the goddess Demeter, frustrates her husband hunting. Then Hades abducts Persephone, tearing her away from the Upperworld she loves to reign with him in the dank depths below. Though outraged, Persephone cannot deny the desire ignited within her by the dark lord’s touch. And even as she hopes that Demeter will unearth her, Persephone aches to surrender to the heat in Hades’ immortal soul.

The Teaser:
“Enough,” Hades said, closing the distance between them. “I have taken you with your father’s consent, as custom allows. You are in my kingdom, under my rule, and if you have any care for your continued well-being, you will get into my bed. Now.” And with the removal of the pins that held together the black cloth about his waist, he stood naked before her.

The anger warming Persephone clashed with another fire that roared to life within her. She choked on a breath and turned her face from him. “Be warned; I will resist you with the full force of my being, through violent means, if necessary.”

His large, unyielding hands encircled the soft flesh of her upper arms as he said, “If you must. Though your surrender to me would prove more satisfying to us both.”

The Author:

Mina Lobo has a lot of Scorpio action going on in her natal chart, which makes for a rather sybaritic and lust-driven Sagittarian. She aims for a wildly successful future as a writer of dark and whimsical romance while dodging the slings and arrows of her outrageous teenaged son, who's buggered off to college (hence the "Lite" in her Twitter handle, below). She enjoys comedic horror and alt rock, goth, & new wave music, as well as quality Belgian chocolates.

Mina invites you to keep abreast of updates regarding That Fatal Kiss, as well as the development of any new neuroses, by stalking her at her usual haunts:

Her blog: Some Dark Romantic
On Facebook: mina.lobo.1
On the Twitter: @GothMomLite
And GothMomLite Will Tumblr For Ya as well


Best of luck, Mina! Thanks for letting me be part of your reveal day!

Thanks for coming by everyone!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest!

Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest

A blog hop in honor of Mr. anti-blog hop himself, Gary at Klahanie.

Hosted by Mark “Madman” Koopmans, Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, “Life is Good” Tina, Rockin’ Robyn Engel and Morgan “The Morg” Shamy.

The rules are *very* simple. Create the titles of three PG-13 rated blogfests you would never join - and then add a descriptive sentence or two.

Blogfests I would never join: 

The "You Can Write Without Coffee" Blogfest.

No, I can't!


The "You're My Favorite Stalker" Blogfest.


The "Show Us What Your Cat Yakked Up" Blogfest!

Yeah, cause we all want to see that!

(No, this is not picture of mine. This is from my favorite cat site...My Cat Is A Dick).

Hope you enjoyed your blogfest Gary!


Come by tomorrow! I've got a cover reveal for That Fatal Kiss by Mina Lobo at Some Dark Romantic!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

IWSG - Un-Faith-Full.

Insecure Writers Support Group

Meeting Date: Today
Meeting Place: Here
Meeting Time: Now

Hi, my name is Heather.

[Hello, Heather]

Today I would like to talk about faith.

No, not that kind of faith.

Faith in ourselves.

Why do we wholeheartedly believe the little voice in our heads that says we can't do something and ignore the MANY LOUD voices outside our heads that say we CAN do something?

Even when we accomplish something we don't believe we can do it again.

That little voice needs to be shot, strangled, poisoned, stabbed and drowned!

That's all I've got for today.

Thanks for listening.

Anyone want coffee?

Friday, August 2, 2013

One lucky gal!

I'm very lucky.

I've been given a few sweet awards in the last few months.

Which ones, you ask?

Well, let me show you!

Happy Meme/Happy Award from Nancy S. Thompson.

5 things that make me happy? Family. Friends. Writing. Music. Gnomes. :)

From Tara Tyler & Murees Dupe.

From Mina Lobo. I'm not going to answer all the questions but one was intriguing. If you were a crayon what color would you be? Huh. Honestly, I think I'm a whole box of crayons. Some days I'm all boring tan, others crazy purple and yet others I feel like I'm all black. I guess it depends on the day and my mood!

Thanks very much to all of you for sharing those with all of me!


Have any of you signed up for the ... 

... "Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest" on August 12, a blog hop in honor of Mr. anti-blog hop himself, Gary at Klahanie.

Hosted by Mark “Madman” Koopmans, Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, “Life is Good” Tina, Rockin’ Robyn Engel and Morgan “The Morg” Shamy.

The rules are *very* simple.

Create the titles of three PG-13 rated blogfests you would never join - and then add a descriptive sentence or two. That's it!

Sign up HERE!

Happy Friday!