Let me first just start off this blog by saying, “WOOOOOOOO!!!”

Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system let’s get on with things.

After a ton of hard work, a very long year, and the honour of working with some amazingly talented authors, the CREATURES box set made it onto the USA Today Bestsellers List yesterday.

This was my first time in a box set and it was certainly an eye opener. I have never seen such a flurry of activity in my life. From the early stages when everyone was quiet and just kept their head down writing, all the way to yesterday afternoon, where there were 21 women cyber screaming at each other at the top of their lungs trying to keep each other calm while we waited for the list to be posted.

I learned so much and I made some wonderful new friends.

Will I do another boxset? Honestly, I don’t know if my heart could take it! The last eight months were such a rollercoaster of emotions. I think that I will definitely have to take some time to step back, take a breather and focus on the next book in the Vanessa Kensley series along with the upcoming Highlander series.

Become a USA Today Bestselling Author was definitely on my author bucket list and I am beyond thrilled  to have achieved it.

I just want to thank all of you for your support of my writing and the CREATURES box set. We couldn’t have done this without your help.

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Well, this has certainly be a long time coming! Sanguine Moon, the second book in the Vanessa Kinsley Series, is now out and available for Kindle!

With more murder, romance and betrayal, there is never time to stop and breathe for Vanessa or the rest of the members of the Silverlake City Task Force.

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Still reeling from the devastating events earlier that summer, Vanessa and the rest of the Silverlake Task Force once again discover that death and betrayal are never far from their side.
Now, desperate times call for tenuous alliances. With Merrick still in hiding and the murderous renegade vampire faction trying to gain more power, the Task Force must come together with the Silverlake Wolf Pack in order to bring down the Renegades, before the paranormal community erupts into an uncontainable civil war.
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Hello hello!

As you can imagine things have been crazy as heck around here as we scramble madly to prepare for the release of the second novel in the Vanessa Kensley Series! Since the book will be here in the  blink of an eye, it means it’s time for a COVER REVEAL!

I am so excited for the second book in the Vanessa Kensley series to be coming out, and I hope that you all are as well.

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Ok I’ll be the first to say that I’m not a huge fan of Kanye West. His arrogance just rubs me the wrong way. But there is no denying that the man has achieved some amazing things. And that lack of self doubt, that confidence that verges on delusion is a trait that has propelled MANY men and women to unbelievable heights of greatness throughout history. Maybe it is that attitude that shields them from seeing the road blocks in a way. And because they can’t see them they can’t be stopped by them. Their unwavering belief in themselves propels them forward and forces them to find a solution to any obstacle because for them there is simply no other alternative.

So  while Kanye’s arrogance may make many of us want to give him a right good smack round the head, maybe it is also a large factor in why he has been able to achieve all the great things that he has achieved. Self-confidence opens doors. There is simply no denying that. People in general are drawn to confident people. And the more confident you feel the more you inspire confidence in others. The more you make people want to take a chance on you.

This song by the Chainsmokers came up on one of my Spotify playlists a few weeks ago and no matter what I think of the man that inspired this song, I can in no way deny that the spirit of the anthem is spot on. It is completely spot on. Because that’s the way I and I’m sure many others want to live our lives. We want to be in control and believe in ourselves and achieve great things. To let nothing stand in our way. And to that extend, even I have to stand up and say that yes, “I want to be like Kanye”.

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Hello hello!

How are you all on this beautiful (totally overcast and threatening to rain) Monday?

Exciting news! The date for the launch party of Blood and Hunger, Book 1 in the Vanessa Kensley series is officially set! We’re going to be kicking things off:

Saturday, September 26, 2015!

Don’t lose that date, write it down!

If you’re going to be in the Kamloops, BC area come celebrate with me at Chapters Book Store. I’m going to be signing books, chatting with everyone, and giving away a door prize. Because you know me, I can’t do an event without giving away prizes!

Blood and Hunger will also be available for pre-sale! So don’t forget to order your copy from Chapters Online so that you can get it signed. But if you forget to pre-order don’t worry, Chapters has ordered a bunch of books for the event so you can grab one there.

Can’t wait to see you guys!

Helloooo! 

Now, on my blog I have a tendency to assume that my readers are women. Don’t get me wrong, I know that guys read romance as well, and that’s AWESOME. I believe that more guys should read romance, or at least admit to us that they do so we know they are out there and we can share our favorite books with them. But my first assumption is always that I’m speaking to other women on this blog…

Well wasn’t I just shown how wrong I was today!  Today I stumbled across a couple of male readers! Yaaaaaay! And  I figure, where there are two maybe there are more. 

So I wanted to extend a special “Hiya!” to all of the guys out there that are reading my books. You guys rock! 

Welcome to Silverlake City! 

The story you’ve all been waiting for! Craved by the Highland Wolf, Book 3 in the Clan MacGregor series is out now!

Woo hoo!

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Tension between the members of the MacGregor clan are high as the threat of war rises on the horizon.

With Allina still in hiding, Alastair and Glenna must choose wisely whom to trust in order to bring peace to their clan and prepare for battle. With the MacGregor’s secret now revealed the wolf pack faces real danger from the other clans in the highlands for the first time in centuries.

Now rivalries and mistrust must be put aside so that the MacGregor’s can ensure their survival against the greatest threat they have ever faced.

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Taken by the Highland Wolf is out now for Kindle!

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After finally convincing her father, chief Cameron Gordon, to allow her to stay with her true love, the fearsome highland chief Alastair MacGregor, Glenna Gordon must now face a new challenge. She and Alastair must find a way to convince the MacGregor clan to allow them to marry, even though she does not have the one trait demanded of any woman that would be his wife. The blood of the wolf. Now, living deep in the heart of the MacGregor lands, as she fights to be accepted by his people, Glenna Gordon finds herself once again surrounded by death and treachery as murder sweeps its way through Glen Lyon. 
Now, after centuries of hiding their true nature from the people around them, the MacGregor clan runs the risk of their wolf curse finally being exposed. With everything they hold dear now hanging in the balance, Glenna and Alastair must decide just how far they are willing to go in order to ensure the safety of the clan and the commitment to their love.

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So I am three quarters of the way through writing my latest book, Taken by the Highland Wolf, and I feel like things are coming along quite well. You know, until I have those moments of blind panic. Of course any writer can tell you that the feeling of zen you get when things are going well basically goes up in smoke at the first hint of writer’s block. That’s when the hyperventilating sets in. 

 The other night I was chatting with my good friend Amri Ackers about starting new projects. The excitement, the hope, the abject terror. All you can do is try to write the best story you can and then send your sweet baby off into the world, praying the whole time that people will want to be its friend.

I came across this gif and it pretty much completely sums up the emotional roller coaster that happens with every new book idea when you sit down to write it.

The real trick is figuring out how to get that voice to shut up long enough for you to get the story written. I’d like to believe the day will come when I will have learned how to silence that voice once and for all. But until that day comes, it’s all about forging ahead.