Friday, June 30, 2006

just popping in

I'm very excited to say that one of Wild Rose's latest releases belongs to little ole me!!! BLOOD RITUAL, written under the name L. Rosario.
Creating this story was a wonderful experience from start to finish, and I hope it finds its way into the hearts of vampire lovers everywhere!

Next up? Well, pretty soon I'll have a story available under the Champagne Rose line, and after that look for a little werewolf tale( sorry, but I'm laughing as I chant werewolf tale over and over in my mind. Forgive me :)) in the Black Rose line.
Of course I'm hoping that won't be all, but I have to write to sell, and so I'm off to get back to the edits I'm working on for a possible future Scarlet Rose book. Fingers crossed. xx

Happy reading everyone!

My 43rd...

...Birthday that is. Today I'm 43 and loving every minute of it. Maybe one day I'll be able to say I've published 43 books...or more. :) Celebrating with family and friends is wonderful, of course, but I admit, getting word that The Wild Rose Press wants to publish my book has made this one of the best birthdays ever.

If there's one thing I can say about The Wild Rose Press, it would be to rave about how supportive and caring the editors are. Working with WRP is like taking a breath of fresh air. The atmosphere is full of positive energy and the best part is that they are just beginning to roll. I'm thrilled to have found an environment that I am proud to call home.

The only thing that could make this day better would be peeking in my e-mail and finding out I've sold another story... Ok, now I'm asking for too much, lol.

Thank you to everyone at The Wild Rose Press, and to all of you who stop by to join in the fun.

Have a great day!

Books Sprouting Up All Over

The new look to the website is wonderful and all the new books popping up there! It is exciting to see all the enthusiasm of the writers and the editors.

Editors want to make the submission process a fast turn-around, but as more and more submissions come in, we only have so many hours in a day. The one thing you will get at Wild Rose Press is advice if you are rejected. It is one of the things we pride ourselves on. No form rejections. You will always get some advice to help you with your next submission.

And if we ask you to resubmit when you've grasped the concept stated, do. It means there was other merit to your work we liked.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Working on revisions

Hi everyone!

Just thought I'd stop by and say hi to all of our WRP friends. I've been busy working on revisions for LIFE BEGINS IN ARIZONA (release tba). It began as a novella but has turned into a full length book. As all writers do, I've become close to Claire and Jake, the characters in my story. They've gone through a lot, both separate and together, but as life unfolds for them in the small community of Wickenburg, Arizona, they learn some important lessons about life and love. They've become my friends. I'm going to miss them as I send them out into the world. I hope you'll all take good care of them and give them a warm welcome.

Be sure to stop by The Wild Rose Press website and check out the other great titles too!


Stop and Smell the Roses

I know, how can a writer use such a cliché for a title? Well, sometimes if the garden shoe fits then you have to where it. Stop and smell the roses is perfect for my post today because so many wonderful things are happening here at The Wild Rose Press, you just have to stop in for a look.

To begin with, and a personal biggy, my new release is now available:

The Theory of Love

Abbey’s doubts about her friend’s sparks and fireworks theory only grow when a set-up date turns into a no-show dud. Vowing never to let her friend set her up again, the last thing she expects is a jean-clad dancing plant putting the theory to the test.

Oh, but that’s not all...

For readers: New books have been added and are just waiting for you to enjoy as part of your summer reading.

For writers: Submission guidelines available, visit The Greenhouse for informative articles, or enter the First Annual Premiere Rose Bouquet Contest!

For everyone: Did I mention the wonderful selection of books? There’s a really good, short, fun and flirty one out called The Theory of Love...did I mention this one yet? Plus, there is a forum to talk to authors and other readers like yourselves and now you can also get The Wild Rose Press merchandise! Yes, shirts, mugs, hats, stickers, book bags--it’s all there waiting for you.

And don’t forget to sign up for our Newsletter to stay up to date on all the wonderful events blooming in our garden.

Friday, June 23, 2006


My story "Happy Meal" is online and it looks wonderful. The Wild Rose Press does such a great job of editing, designing the cover and creating e-post cards.

This is all such a learning experience for me. Blogging, forums, e-publishing and I'm having a great time.

My goals are to add some pictures to my Blog and hopefully some excitement too.

The next story to go into production for me is "Coffee and Love to go."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My First Time

Not only is this my first Blog entry, but I'm excited to say my first story will soon be published by Wild Rose. I'm not sure the reality of it all has hit me yet, but maybe once it's out and people not blood related to me are reading it, it'll sink in :)
Working for Wild Rose is wonderful and so far everything I've read has been real quality!!!
So look for A DASH OF LONGING WITH A TOUCH OF LOVE by: Lora Darling (I'll let you know if that title changes between now and release date :))
And if you like vampires, Keep a look out for BLOOD RITUAL by: L. Rosario. It shouldn't be too long before that's available and I hear it's pretty hot ;)

Sunday, June 18, 2006


I'm excited to be on this blog both as an editor and an author of Wild Rose Press. My first book "Marshal in Petticoats" will be out soon at Wild Rose Press. I've registered for the Emerald City RWA conference in October, marking the box next to - Do you want to participate in the Bookfair? I'm excited to be on the opposite side of an autographing table, but also scared.

As an editor, I'm a bit dissapointed in how few western submissions we've had. There are so many writers out there who are trying to get published, I wish they would send their work our way. We're looking for some good reads!

Anyone out there got a western they'd like to send our way?

Friday, June 02, 2006

What's Happening At The Wild Rose Press

Things are really blooming here at The Wild Rose Press. We've new authors, new books and short stories, and we're ramping up for our official grand opening, September 1, 2006.

Look what's in store for you...

Some flirty fun in the Wild West, love and forgiveness with a slice of danger in the 1930s, and we'll be kicking it up a few notches in the kitchen. There's so much more I can't begin to describe them all!

We'll have contests, giveaways, and loads of great reading. Don't miss out on the fun - check the site often for the latest news!