Friday, July 31, 2009

Civil War Romance Anthology Release Day!

My story, Angel of My Dreams, is part of an American Civil War romance anthology, Northern Roses and Southern Belles, coming July31st to The Wild Rose Press, along with authors Caroline Clemmens, Isabel Roman, Jeanmarie Hamilton, Jennifer Ross and Mary Ann Webber.

And if you leave a comment on my blog today, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a copy!

In a country torn asunder--from the Canadian border to Texas, from Maryland to Arkansas, from the battlefield of Antietam to the Red River Campaign, brave men and loyal women see their lives turned upside down.

Peril lurks behind every tree and near every homestead, but the hard-fought love of a man and a woman surpasses all.

Six talented writers provide stories of romance and danger centering on Union and Confederate soldiers, spies, blockade runners, renegades, and battlefield nurses during a period of corsets, hoopskirts and gentlemen callers.

To give you a taste of the stories in this anthology, here's the blurb and a short excerpt from my story, Angel of My Dreams.

Civil War reenactor, Kyle Dalton, keeps seeing a beautiful woman on the battlefield tending to soldiers, he thinks she's another reenactor. But when she disappears into thin air, he starts to believe he's seen a ghost. Did he have a past life with this woman?


"Where am I?"

"Shh." She placed a finger on his lips. The scent of lavender invaded his senses.

He frowned when he realized he was lying on a cot wearing his reenactor clothing. Had he dreamed he’d come home?

"The doctor says you'll be fine. He dug out the bullet and stitched up your leg."

"My leg?" Kyle reached down. His pant's leg had been cut apart at the seam. Heavy bandages wrapped around his thigh."This doesn't make any sense. I twisted my ankle. It's fine now."

She took his hand and stroked his forehead. Her touch sent warmth and desire through his body.

"I have to know..." He swallowed. "...your name."

She smiled. "You haven't forgotten me already?"

" never told me."

"Of course I did." She leaned away.

He held tightly to her hand, fearing she'd leave again."Don't go."

Her hand dissolved. He couldn't hold her.

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And if you leave a comment today, July 31st, at you'll be entered for a chance to win a pdf copy. Winner will be announced tomorrow, August 1st.

For more information on this anthology go to or

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yes, Professor earns a top 5 book rating at LASR, praise at Seriously Reviewed!

I'm beside myself with back to back great reviews!

A top 5 book rating for Yes, Professor at The Long and Short of It Reviews!

Wild plum has this to say about Yes, Professor:

"Wow! This story was well-crafted, well-thought out and the characters seemed so real to me. The scenes were so vivid and so hot that they steamed off the pages. The details of the plot seemed so accurate to me for the time frame. I love when a writer is unpredictable, Ms. Anne was unpredictable with several of her scenes in Yes, Professor. It’s a great book to read while on vacation at the beach or just sitting at home after a day of work. It will take you to another world with people you sincerely feel like you know and want to see happy and care about. The passion and heat is quick, but believable between the characters, it doesn’t seem forced or unwanted or like the author is trying. It will open doors to fantasies you never thought you had. Tori Anne is a new author for me and I’m happy I discovered her and her wonderful writing talents. I’m adding her to my list of authors I must watch out for and her books…my oh my, I cannot wait to read more books from this author. Every romance fan should add this quick read to their list."

Thanks Wild Plum and LASR!

And THEN a delightful review at SERIOUSLY REVIEWED:

"Yes, Professor. Oh yes, Professor! Oh Yes! YES! YES!!! Okay, so you can see Yes, Professor is a titillating short story. This book comes with a hot rating—as it should.Patience is instantly attracted to the handsome Professor Richmond. He presents her with an opportunity to work at a new school for girls, she embraces the chance and spends the next two years fantasizing about him. When she discovers his naughty tastes run similar to hers, she decides to take matters into her own hands (or fingers as she’d been apt to do in the story in a very erotic way).I loved this story. I loved that Patience is curious but also adventurous. Professor Richmond has met his match; he just doesn’t know it yet. A naughty nibble to satisfy your craving for something forbidden."
You can check out Yes, Professor for yourself...
Tori Anne

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Your astrology fortune cookie -


Phoebe Matthews, urban fantasy
Deja Vu Lover, Vintage Rose

LASR 'Best Book' rating for Children Of The Mist'

I just received my second review for this book - from The Long and the Short of It Romance Reviews. Wow! Not just a five star review, but 'best book' rating!

It's also in the running for the 'Book Of The week ' Award'
The winning author gets a nifty button and the privilege of having their book or story featured at the top of that page the entire next week!
(voting runs from Saturday, 7/25, through Sunday, 7/26).
I had to read this latest review twice for it to sink in. moment, I'd love you to check it out - and if you're minded to vote for it at the site, you'd have my undying gratitude. (Sorry, I know I've also asked for your vote for the Covey cover contest, but I am so thrilled by this review and to make book of the week would be the icing on the cake!)

Thanks so much,


'Children Of The Mist' available HERE

Friday, July 24, 2009

Emma Lai interviewed on my Blog

Come visit my Blog, where Emma Lai is chatting about her forthcoming release 'Her Ship, Her Captain.' Be prepared for a few surprises, I never know what's going to happen on my blog these days!

Emma Lai is also generously offering a download of either of my two WRP full length releases 'Starquest' or 'Children Of Mist' (or Dancing With Fate if you have those two, to one of the visitors who leaves a comment on her interview.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On top of the world!

by Cate Masters
Or something just as good!
I'm so thrilled - Seventh Heaven has been at the number 1 spot on The Wild Rose Press's Bestseller List for a week now! Woot! Doing the happy dance!

Visit Cate Masters online at, or follow her on Facebook or Twitter

My website is up and running!

Please drop by and check out my new website. Though it is up and running there is still some work to be done and some things to be added. But hey, we're making progress!

Hope you're all having a great day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Release Date

Okay, so I've got a release date for SOMEONE TO TRUST! It should be available the end of August. I'll post the definite date when I receive it. YAY!

I'm so excited! This has been a dream for so long and to see it finally become a reality is indescribable. I'll keep you posted. For now, I'm dancing around the room!

BLURB: Megan McCormick certainly hadn’t left Atlanta for the small mountain town of Laurel Crest looking for love. Far from it. She was running from her past and a broken heart when she was knocked over by the incredibly handsome veterinarian, Lee Grainger. Tired of the fast-paced life of the city, Lee is considering a permanent move to the mountains. His run-in with Megan has him believing he's there for more than a partnership in an animal hospital. After a case of mistaken identity is cleared up, Megan and Lee strike up a friendship. Lee is everything Megan ever wanted--smart, loyal and dedicated to his faith. But Megan has experienced deep betrayal twice. Can she come to terms with the secret that haunts her, get past her distrust of men and accept the love Lee offers?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yes, Professor has hit the ARe Bestseller list for American Historicals!

has hit the BESTSELLER list in

Historical American Romance at All Romance eBooks!!

I'm quite thrilled.

Rating: HOT - American Rose Novella

Here's a tease:

"Miss Winters," a stern voice tore Patience away from the reminiscence of two years past and she went crashing into the reality of Headmaster Richmond's sharp, eviscerating gaze.

Two years had passed.Two years in the same lavishly appointed office with a man that maddened her every thought and sensibility.

Two years of yearning and dreaming and trying to say only proper things.

How on earth had she withstood it? She had no idea.

But she was leaving tomorrow and she had to find a way to stay.

"Ms. Winters," the Professor called again across the room, his intoxicating voice drawing her back into the present moment, two torturous years since.

"Yes, Professor," she replied softly.


And it only gets HOTTER from there...

Take advantage of the AMERICAN ROSE SALE only at the Wild Rose Press store! Going on until the end of July!


Tori Anne

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Reviews for 'It Happened One Summer'

"This is a comforting book, and I sensed that from the first page. Reading it is like curling up in a window seat on a cold gloomy day, with a fire crackling on the hearth, and a good book in your lap! The reader just instinctively knows that there will be a happily-ever-after conclusion, and instinctively that propels one forward through the book, with trust and optimism. Top recommendations for this one, and I anticipate future stories from this wonderful author!"

Reviewer: Annie Euro-Reviews 5 star excellent!

"Ms. Rees instills characters that leave a lasting impression with wonderful dialogue that enhances the story. The secondary characters are a welcome addition to the storyline. Ms. Rees knows how to hook the reader and fascinate in this compelling page-turner. It Happened One Summer is a phenomenal read that should not be missed."

~ The Romance Studio 5 hearts ~

"Ms. Rees fashions a tender romance with quick conversation that keeps everything flowing smoothly. The secondary characters are well-rounded and lend dimension to the story. She weaves a compelling story mixed with jealously, greed and betrayal that grabs the reader. This most refreshing read makes one feel good all the way down to the toes. This is one book that is truly a recommended read."

~ Fallen Angel Reviews, 5 Angels, Recommended Read ~

Purchase book here:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Release Day for Erin's Rebel!!

My debut romance, Erin's Rebel, hits the e-book shelves today. And in honor of American Rose month over at The Wild Rose Press, it will be discounted until the end of this month.
Blurb: Philadelphia newspaper reporter, Erin Branigan, is engaged to marry an up-and-coming lawyer, but dreams of a man from the past change those plans and start her on a journey beyond time. After a car accident, Erin wakes to find herself living in the 1860s in a Confederate army camp.
Captain Will Montgomery, the man of her dreams, is now a flesh and blood Rebel soldier who sets her soul aflame. But the Irish beauty holds a secret he needs to unravel before he can place his trust in her.
Can she correct a mistake made long ago that caused his death and denied her the love she was meant to have? Or is she doomed to live out her life with nothing but regret?
Excerpt: She gazed up into his dark eyes. Up close they were a deep, chocolate brown. He was so damned attractive in that uniform. Clearing her throat, she found her voice. "I appreciate what you did, Captain. That man's been harassing me."
"I suspected as much. Wagner doesn't seem to know how to be respectful to a woman."
She had trouble finding the words to reply. The aroma of sandalwood and his unique masculine scent that had floored her when he'd carried her into Doc’s tent left her flabbergasted.
"I'd warned Wagner to stay away from you," he said.
"He was so drunk, I don't think any warning would have stopped him."
"He didn't hurt you--"
She shook her head, noting the concern in his eyes. "All I could think to do was get out of the tent."
"That was wise, ma'am."
She glanced at the bundle he still held. "Are those for me?"
He grinned. "If you don't mind, ma'am. I have two shirts that need washing."
"My pleasure." When he handed her the clothes, their hands briefly touched. Electricity shot through her. She caught his gaze.
His eyes widened. He swallowed and backed away a few steps, then tipped his cap. "Ma'am." He turned away.
She watched him cross the camp and disappear from sight. If a reason existed for her coming to this time period, it had to be Will Montgomery. But why had this happened? Would she ever go back to her old life, or was she stuck here forever?
Although she'd tried to hold her emotions in check, the tension that had been building for the last few days caused her eyes to burn at the prospect. A sob built at the back of her throat. She dropped the clothing she’d been sorting in the basket and scurried into the privacy of her tent.
Erin's Rebel available today at
You can also catch my interviews today at and and if you leave a comment here, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a pdf copy of Erin's Rebel.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hanging Out in D.C.

Here I am at my first RWA National Conference. So many books and so many people! I walked 4.5 miles just around the hotel today. Lots of fun. I ran into Rhonda Penders coming off the escalator when I was leaving the Literacy Booksigning. She is as beautiful and gracious as ever!

JOSHUA'S HOPE has been receiving lots of fabulous reviews and reader comments are very complimentary. If you'd like a chance to win a free e-copy, stop by From the Pages blog and leave a comment on my interview with Sarita Leone.

Carol Ann Erhardt

WRP Author Donna Marie Rogers - your chance to win her book

I'm interviewing Donna Marie Rogers and talking about her latest release on my Blog: http:/ today, the first day of her Blog Tour.

Find out all about my fellow Wild Rose Press Author Donna on my blog - and see pictures of her favourtie hunk!

Donna will give away a free download of Meant to Be to one lucky commenter on each blog on her tour (to be determined by random drawing). For a Grand Prize, she is offering autographed copies of both There's Only Been You and Meant to Be to two readers randomly chosen from all the people who comment during the tour.

Release day and contest - Going with Gravity

by Cate Masters

I'm excited to announce Going with Gravity's available today! It's my first Champagne Rose with TWRP. To celebrate, I'm giving away a PDF copy to a commenter on my blog at, so come on over! And be sure to check back tomorrow night, when I'll announce the winner.

Here's the story blurb:
Publicist Allison Morris plans her own life – what’s left of it – around the life of her boss Michelle McCarter, the ex-wife of a famous rock star. When Michelle needs emergency public relations patchwork in Hawaii pronto, Allison arranges a flight to the dream destination. At the airport, she meets Wes Hamilton, a six-foot-three sun-bleached blond whose blue eyes and dazzling smile rekindle her fizzled-out sizzle. A world-renowned surfer, Wes captivates her with his charm and wit, though his easy fame and on-the-edge lifestyle are the polar opposite of her own. When their jet loses its fuselage in mid-air, she takes advantage of what she thinks are her last minutes alive with Wes. The plane lands safely. Wes takes care of her when her carefully constructed life begins to unravel. When Michelle accuses Allison of using Wes to gain fame for herself, Allison’s world falls apart in an explosive confrontation. Wes is waiting with open arms when she has nowhere else to go, but can Allison learn to stop planning and go with gravity?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wayback Scavenger Hunt

In celebration of the July 31st launch of the new Wayback anthology , The Way Back Home, authors Abbey MacInnis, Marguerite Arotin, and Amber Leigh Williams are giving readers the chance to win three amazing prizes with an exciting scavenger hunt, beginning today July 13 through August 13!

Prizes include...
$25 Victoria's Secret Gift Card
$25 Books-a-Million Gift Card
$25 Panera Bread Gift Card

There can only be ONE winner so all three could be yours. All you have to do is visit the authors' sites (listed below), locate the story graphic from each of the authors' stories which will take you to a hidden excerpt. Read the excerpt and the question that goes with it. Send the answers to all three questions to

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Good luck!

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Two Wild and Crazy Roses!

This past weekend I was privileged to be signing with a brand new rose, Violet Rightmire, at Borders in Jacksonville, Florida. It's been a few years since my first release, a TWRP title, came out, so I was feeling like an old hand. Violet had a few qualms but I'm here to report that she did well on her first time out. I'll bet she even tries it again. Here's a picture of the two of us. Violet is on the left, Maggie is on the right.

Maggie Toussaint


LInks...hope you can click on them

Mel Berthier, Urban Fantasy (PG 13)
Bria Quinlan, Rom Com (PG)

Joining us this week:

Kinsey W. Holley, Paranormal (PG)
Caitlynn Lowe, Epic Fantasy (PG)
Dara Sorensen, Paranormal (PG)

Babette James, Fantasy Romance (PG13)
Christina DeLorenzo, YA (PG 13)
Nika Dixon, Romantic Suspense (PG 13)
Bryn Donovan, Paranormal Romance (PG13)
Kaige, Historic Romance (PG-13)
Julia Knight, Fantasy Romance (PG 13)
Adelle Laudan, Contemporary Romance (PG 13)
Jeannie Lin, Historical Romance (PG13)
RF Long, Paranormal (PG13)
Rebecca Savage, romantic suspense (PG 13)
Crista McHugh, Paranormal Romance (PG 13)
Michelle Arroyo, Historical Romance (PG 13)

Jax Cassidy, Contemporary Romance (R)
Maya Doyle, Paranormal Romance (R)
Cate Hart, Paranormal (R)
Ali Katz, Historical Erotic Romance (R)
Inez Kelley, Romantic Comedy (R)
Aislinn Kerry, Paranormal Romance (R)
Elise Logan, Fantasy Romance (R)
Cherrie Lynn, Paranormal Romance (R)
Alina Morgan, Urban Fantasy (R)
Vivienne Westlake, Erotic Historical (R)

Stephanie Adkins, Erotic Romance (NC 17)
Evie Byrne, Medieval Paranormal Romance (NC 17)
Kim Knox, Erotic SF Romance (NC17)
Lauren Murphy, Erotic Romance (NC 17)
Kirsten Saell, Erotic Romance (NC 17)

Sandra Kay's Musings: Interview with Danielle Thorne

Sandra Kay's Musings: Interview with Danielle Thorne

Saturday, July 11, 2009

YES, PROFESSOR gets a top "You Gotta Read" rating!

YES, PROFESSOR gets a top "You Gotta Read" at You Gotta Read Reviews!

Reviewed by: Brynna

Rating: You Gotta Read!


Patience Winters’ world is about to turn upside down. After two years as personal assistant to the stern and striking Professor Richmond at the Women’s Academy, her term is about to end. Achingly in love with him, Patience longs for the professor to give her a reason to stay. Desperate for some hint he might feel the same way, Patience steals a peek at her mentor’s secret journal and discovers his scandalous fantasies. But how can she let the professor know she’s in on his secret? Her typical breathless "yes, Professor" has never meant so much.

From Brynna:

"After ending her education at the orphanage, Patience Winters is offered a chance to further her schooling as assistant to the delicious Professor Devon Richmond. At the end of her two year term, she desperately wants to stay as more than his aide, but does he want her in more ways than one? A late night trip to his office to read his secret diary offers more answers than she bargained for. Will she answer "Yes, Professor" to his unvoiced desires?

Scorching, steamy and strangely laugh out loud funny at times, "Yes, Professor" is a quick, hot read that will leave you wanting more. I won't ruin it for you and give away the ending, but does Patience finally get her naughty professor? You gotta read it for yourself!"

Thanks, Brynna for your kind words and for the top rating!! Check it out at You Gotta Read Reviews!
Tori Anne

Friday, July 10, 2009

Taking Advantage release date

My new story, Taking Advantage, a Vintage Rose title, releases next week, July 15. Romance Junkies has already reviewed it and gave it four blue ribbons. Here is the link to read that review.

The story takes place in a high school in 1949. Zack Thompson is crazy about Gloria Garner but he feels he doesn't have a chance to land a date with her. Several obstacles lie in his path. His own doubt about his looks, Gloria's strict mother who won't let Gloria date anyone other than the top atheletes in school, Zack's lack of ability in sports. Gloria is beautiful, having been elected to the esteemed title of Basketball Queen four years now. She knows Zack exists but does she know the extent of his affection for her? She senses she can take advantage of Zack when she needs help. Other obstacles presents themselves as well during Zack's quest to date Gloria.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Release Date for EARTH Announced!

The official release date for my first book, EARTH, has been set at April 23, 2010 - appropriately enough, the day after Earth Day! I'm thrilled, and I'll be holding some exciting giveaways following the book's release. EARTH is Book One of The Elemental Series, and Kincade and Allyson can't wait to share their story. For now, here's a little taste:

EARTH - by Nicki Greenwood

Once a powerful Earth Elemental, KINCADE MURPHY is about to lose his failing ranch. When he's forced to accept the help of botanist ALLYSON HAMILTON, he's determined to keep his distance. But a discovered plot to force him off his land convinces him he must keep her close to protect her ... no matter how hard she is to resist.


Kincade swept a hand at the barren ground of the trail. "This look like a good enough spot to stop for more soil samples?"

"Sure," Ally answered, dragging her gaze away from him with a pang of regret.

They slipped from their horses together. Cade led his mount to the edge of the worn dirt trail and tied its reins to a sturdy branch. He turned back to take her horse's reins as she led the animal closer. The motion brought him up short just inches away.

His body went rigid as stone. Time stopped and held its breath with her.

The warmth in her face could have been the sun. The tingle on her skin might have been the light breeze lifting her hair. But only the green, green depths of his eyes caused such a quivering in her belly. Standing mere inches away, he studied her like some ancient mystery.

If she had to go by his eyes alone, she couldn't have said how old he was--but it might have been centuries.

He loomed close enough for his body heat to draw a sharp contrast to the cool mountain air. His gaze dropped to her mouth. She heard the soft hiss of his indrawn breath, and he took half a step closer. Her heartbeat doubled speed. "We shouldn't do this," he murmured.

For once in her life, she didn't care what she should or shouldn't do. Everything ceased to exist but the phantom heat emanating from him. Something in her whispered that she'd never get this chance again. She took a breath to slow her pounding heart and closed the distance between their bodies. "What if I want to?"

A haunted look flashed across his face. Faint lines formed between his brows. "I shouldn't, Ally."

Disappointment speared her. Unwilling to let him see how much his refusal hurt, she turned away.

His warm, rough hand slipped into hers. Surprised, she turned back.

He stepped closer and rooted her to the spot with a heated stare. "I didn't say I didn't want to."


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1st Review for 'Children Of The Mist'

I was really nervous about my first 'official' review for my second book, 'Children Of The Mist', a sequel to 'Starquest', (the first one is always such an 'unknown quantity' ) but the reviewer gave it a 'You Need To Read' rating and had some lovely things to say about it. Including the following:

"The story is fast paced and filled with interesting action: traveling some beautiful but difficult terrains, facing a deadly virus, and battling evil alien slavers. The psychic powers add an exciting dimension and are an integral part of the plot and romance. The story jumps into action from the very beginning and keeps you engaged to the end!"

Thank you so much, Martha E.

You can read the rest of the review here:

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Excerpt Monday!

Combustion: (#1 at Champagne Books (Publisher) for the month of June 2009!)
Sherri’s heart is a frozen block of ice after what her spouse has done to her. She needs a place of rest, a safe haven, away from the long armed reach of her soon-to-be-ex- husband. He abused her, and she escaped. Now he wants her back, and he’s stalking her, threatening her, promising she’ll not live if she doesn’t return to him. He’s wealthy and powerful, and he’ll accept no betrayal from someone who thinks she can leave him unscathed. She changes her identity and goes in search of a new home, and a brighter future. She finds one, in a rental unit owned by John.

John is a fireman. He’s seen people in Sherri’s position before. He despises men who abuse women. He lost a woman to just such a man. He’ll not let anyone hurt Sherri. She’s too beautiful, and he’s falling too hard, too fast. He vows to protect her to the end.

Combustion: #1 Bestseller for June 2009

John opened the door, and it was her. All the feelings he’d been having for the past few days rushed at him, enveloped him, and punched him right square in the gut, and then delved lower. The heat dipped and his blood pumped, faster, hotter. All he could do was stare at her like a love-sick puppy. She stood there, looking uncertain, and vulnerable. Her beautiful long, red hair waved slightly with the breeze, the gusts of wind blowing through it, swirling it around her upper body, making her look angelic, or devilish maybe. She stared back at him, bit her lip, and then spoke, quietly, anxiously, “I hate to bother you, but…I…I…oh, never mind. I’m sorry I bothered you.”

She started to turn away, but John stepped the rest of the way out of his door and stopped her with his hand on her arm. “No, please, wait. What can I help you with?”

A bolt of lightening shot straight through him and his system spiraled nearly out of control. He saw her shiver, and he touched her, bare skin to bare skin, at her wrist, wrapping his fingers around her pounding pulse point. Electric shock vibrated between their bodies. The power surged through him and jolted him. The smart thing to do would be to remove his hand and break the all-encompassing contact, immediately if not sooner. Right then, he didn’t feel very smart. He wasn’t even thinking. He just wanted to touch her. He’d been wanting to for days.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


I heard a rumor a while back that disturbed me. Someone told me that big authors like Nora Roberts don't have to write anymore. They simply come up with an outline for a story and someone else writes it.

I guess I don't believe that rumor. I can't think of anything worse than having someone else write my story idea. After writing hundreds of books I think I'd still feel the same way.

If it was true, why be a writer?

Writers that are disciplined and write two or three books a year, or more, have always impressed and inspired me.

So I don't believe it. These men and women are dedicated, disciplined, and have mastered their craft.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Win a TWRP $10 Gift Certificate

Win a $10 The Wild Rose Press gift certificate at my website. Just comment in the guest book. July's question: What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? You can also tell why. The guest book link is at the bottom of site's HOME page. I'll draw a winner on or about August 1st.

Anna Kathryn Lanier
Where Tumbleweeds Hang Their Hats
Heartwarming, Sensual Westerns

Happy 4th!


Deja Vu Lover and all my other titles are available in paperback at Amazon or B&N.
Phoebe Matthews, 2009 Eppie winner


Happy July 4th for tomorrow, to my American friends!

Of course we don't celebrate it over here - well, actually we do. In recent years we've decided to join in the fun and there are little local celebrations going on in various parts of the country. In my own village there's going to be an 'American themed' day tomorrow to celebrate, so i'm looking forward to that. Anyway, I've decided to extend the date of my 'Children Of The Mist' contest until Midnight July 4th. Here are the details.

Tamarith, the heroine of 'Children Of The Mist' loves flowers and butterflies (Yes, even in the cold air of Niflheim there are butterflies) I happen to know she has a pretty and colourful butterfly garland hanging over the window of her favourite room - and you could win one just like it, to hang in a conservatory, garden room or a bedroom to enjoy the wonder of the natural world even when you are inside.

  • 8 Butterflies
  • Crafted from dyed and painted feathers
  • Plastic chord
  • Decorated with glass beads
  • Glass crystal weight at the bottom
In addition I'll give the winner a $6 Wild Rose Press Gift Token

What do you have to do to win this?

Watch the video for 'Children Of The Mist' here and tell me
what it is that Tamarith may always yearn for
? Then email me with the correct answer at
by Saturday 4th July. I'll announce the winner as soon as possible after the 4th July!