What a cool set of numbers, huh? September 9, 2009. Funny how a year, a month, and a day ago (on 08-08-08) my first book, “Love and Brimstone,” was released by Amira Press. Cliched, but it seems like yesterday. A lot’s happened since then, and still happening. I’m looking at the calendar and cringing, however, … Read More

Monday on a Tuesday – Reviews

I’m woefully behind on review updates. I’ve been blessed to receive some damn spiffy great reviews over the past couple of weeks! It’s safe to say I’m feeling the love. *LOL* Love Slave for Two (writing as Tymber Dalton) received a 5 out of 5 from the San Diego Examiner.com website: “Without retelling or giving … Read More

Why I love ebooks (Or: The Pack Rat’s Secret).

It’s not that I don’t like “dead tree” (paper) books. I do. I was one of those kids who was perfectly happy to be dropped off at a library and forgotten for a day. I would have loved to move into a library. I owned hundreds (and later thousands) of books. I love books. Hear … Read More

*dance dance dance!*

That little happy dance is me celebrating dropping the signed contract in the mail to Siren-BookStrand for my latest Tymber Dalton book, “Safe Harbor.” Woot!

What’s next?

Whew! Turned another manuscript in to Siren on Sunday. Was sort of like giving birth. *LOL* (Only without the blood, contractions, hospital visit, epidural, and the screaming at the end is me on release day when I see it for sale. *LOL*) It’s a hot BDSM stand-alone mmf romance, but three of the characters also … Read More

Review: 5 Stars – "Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells (Book 2)"

Woot! Rainbow Reviews has given “Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells (Book 2)” 5 stars!! http://rainbow-reviews.com/?p=1745 This is an exciting and at times mesmerizing story of a group of ancients ~ archdemons, guardians of earth’s civilization, living their lives in the guise of mortal men….Hells Bells is the second book in Lesli Richardson’s Ghost Hunting … Read More

Writing How-To: Solid foundations.

This whole ripping up my carpets to put down new flooring experience has taught me a lot. Including giving me a perfect metaphor for writing. (Bear with me.) The flooring we picked is like linoleum, but it’s not. It comes in planks, like laminate wood flooring, but it doesn’t stick to the floor, it has … Read More

Writing How-To: The list of lists…

What writer hasn’t made a butt-load of lists in their life? I think it sort of goes hand in hand with the whole “I’m a writer” gig. Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I was led to this writers “list of lists” (The (Nearly) Ultimate Resource: 176 Tips for Writers) and thought it was a … Read More

Release Day: Three Dog Night (Triple Trouble 3)

Woot! It’s release day! The third book in my Triple Trouble shape-shifter series, “Trouble Comes in Threes” (writing as Tymber Dalton) is now available from Siren-BookStrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-threedognight-14722-200.html Blurb: [Menage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Quatre Romance, F/M/M/M, Shape-Shifters] For Elain Pardie, every night is a three dog night. With Ain, Brodey, and Cail Lyall as … Read More

Writing How-To: Tag, you’re it!

Dialogue (or dialog) tags tend to trip some writers. Add to the mix that the US tag standard differs from the UK, and it can add to the confusion. CORRECT: “I don’t like spinach,” she said. CORRECT: She said, “I don’t like spinach.” INCORRECT: “I don’t like spinach.” she said. INCORRECT: “I don’t like spinach.” … Read More

Happy Anniversary, Honey!

Pardon my mushiness, but it must be said. Twelve years ago, I married the sweetest man in the world, a man who rocks my world and owns my heart and soul. My soul mate, my best friend, my rock, my love. I made him promise me forty years and that I haven’t started counting yet. … Read More

Teen/YA paranormal/supernatural read suggestions needed.

Because the stupid voice in my head (aka “the Muse”) won’t shut the hell up, I’ve now got a paranormal teen/YA story percolating. (Don’t these kids know I write erotica? Why are they picking on me?) I have read the Twilight series, but I need some other suggestions in the genre so I can read … Read More

Writing How-To: Random writing.

Sometimes our creativity…hits a wall. Whether you want to call it writers block or mental constipation or what, sometimes an outside source can jumpstart you. Below are a few fun random word and phrase generators for your perusal. Some pull up real words, some make up new ones. Have fun! Try using them for a … Read More

Big Bhudda Binge and Woodchipper Woot!

Yeah, like THAT title made sense. Following up my post of last week where I lamented that I only had two of the smiling Bhuddas out of what turned out to be a set of six, I returned to the store with BFF the next day and nearly freaked out when I found out they … Read More

Writing How-To: A little hashed phrase to go with the word salad…

Anchors away for our next topic! Um, no, not really. “Aweigh” is correct, however. This hint goes well with the word salad post from last week. See, the English language is a hair-rippingly funny beast. The bastardized, red-headed step-child of many different languages, it causes quite a bit of confusion. And that’s just for those … Read More