Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's Official! SANDEFLAY is a Number 1 Best Seller!

Linda,

Congratulations! Your book SANDEFLAY is the Number One Bestseller at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid for the month of September 2008!

SANDEFLAY will be carried on the WCPT Home Page all month as the Bestseller, and be permanently “red lettered” with our other, past Bestsellers at the site. SANDEFLAY will also be featured at the WCPT newsletter as the Bestseller and at other third party places.

This is your fourth NUMBER ONE book at WCPT, certainly an outstanding achievement!

Again, congratulations from all of us at Whiskey Creek Press!


Debra Womack, Executive editor and Publisher
Jan Janssen, WCPT Executive Editor
Steven Womack

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Want Menage? La Petite Mort is Now Available from Red Rose Publishing!

La Petite Mort, a scorching little erotic fantasy by Carolyn Gregg, is now available from Red Rose Publishing.com!

http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=219

Bria had just one wish, one desperate desire, and the only place she would be able to have it come true would be at the annual Midnight Fantasies Masquerade Ball. It would be interesting to see if, given enough money, the hosts truly granted everyone’s wildest fantasy, as they promised, or if it was just meaningless hype.

After all, how many women attending wanted to die at the automated “hand” of a sex machine?


La Petite Mort


www.CarolynGregg.com

Monday, August 25, 2008

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scent of Lavender by Teri Thackston, from Cerridwen Press


Scent of Lavender Released Today!

My newest ebook, Scent of Lavender, is available for download from Cerridwen Press. This is my second paranormal romance and I hope you’ll find it as eerie and romantic as the first. And for my fellow Texans, the story is set in our very own Hill Country area, complete with whispering oak trees and murmuring creeks, scorching afternoon sunlight and spine-chilling twilight, and a spooky old Victorian house with more than its share of secrets.

For those of you who haven’t yet tried reading a book in digital form, I hope you’ll give this one a try. Short of working in a book store or library, there’s no more convenient way to get your hands on a good book. Ebooks are always just a few clicks of your mouse away.
To tempt you, here’s a brief excerpt:

He snapped off the lights and stepped into the shadowy foyer. The silence of night seemed suddenly to intensify.

Trying to ignore his own growing awareness of the space around him, Rob crossed the foyer. The bottom half of the staircase lay in shadow, catching only a dim glow from the bare bulb at the head of the stairs. Watching that shadow, he hesitated briefly. But nothing happened. No sound intruded in the silence of the house. No numbing chill came over him.

With difficulty, he took another step toward the stairs. Thus far he’d sensed no threat from the spirit, only joy when she’d stood on the front porch and a lingering sadness upstairs the following dawn. And once he’d smelled something like burning tobacco near the stairs. But other than by her mere existence, she’d never given him any reason to be afraid.

Gripping the banister, he pulled himself up the staircase. Faded, threadbare carpet, once deep burgundy with hunter green ivy crisscrossing its width, hugged the center of the staircase and muffled his footsteps as he ascended. Then, taking his weight, the fourth tread gave slightly and popped.

Startled by the unexpected sound, Rob stopped again. He’d been up and down the stairs dozens of times in the past few days and never heard a sound out of them. Uneasiness crept over him. When he tried to take another step, he couldn’t. Dread filled him, holding him in place, weighing inside his chest like shredded iron. His chill intensified, too, fermenting from the inside out until his body was one big block of ice. Determined to break past it, he lifted one foot and dragged it up to the next step.

Another step popped about halfway up the staircase. For the next several seconds the weight of that cold and dread pressed upon him with unbearable power, almost driving him over the edge of panic.

And then suddenly, it lifted. As if a heavy woolen cloak had been whipped off his shoulders, Rob was free.

Not stopping to analyze what had happened, he charged up the stairs, around the upper rail and down the corridor toward the front bedroom doorway.

The open bedroom doorway.

Rob stumbled to a halt. He’d carried some painting supplies inside earlier in the evening. When he’d left, he’d pulled the door closed behind him. He was certain he’d heard the tumbler click into place. Now the door stood wide open.

Standing two feet outside the threshold, Rob peered reluctantly into the room. Moonlight and shadow peered back quietly, as if waiting for him to enter.

He took another step and stopped in the doorway. Nothing moved inside the dark room. No whisper drifted in the air. No unnatural chill wafted around him. That sense of dread he’d experienced on the stairs might never have existed. And yet something made him hesitate to go farther.

It was one thing to face a spirit on a seemingly empty street corner in a distant land. It was quite another to have one occupy his home, making its presence known at will.

Cautiously, he reached inside the room, gripped the doorknob and pulled the door closed. He paid attention, listening hard as the tumbler clicked solidly into place.

Releasing the doorknob, he took a single step backward, then reached forward and brushed the wood with his fingertips. The door didn’t budge.

He pressed his palm against it, harder and harder, until his full weight leaned into it. But the door didn’t give even a fraction of an inch, so solidly had it moved into position.

Lowering his arm, he tried once more to convince himself that Lily had been right, that his imagination had simply gotten the better of his common sense. Maybe that dark shape in the old photograph had been a shadow or a long-forgotten neighbor standing in the deepening dusk. Maybe he had been asleep in the hammock Saturday night. Maybe he had dreamed the woman on the porch and, later, the quiet sighs that had drifted through the house. Maybe he’d imagined all that he’d felt tonight. Maybe Aunt Anna had been temporarily crazy when she’d thought she’d seen Lillian years after her death.

Maybe heavy wooden doors could slip their latches and swing open on their own.
Stepping back from the closed door, Rob turned and walked up the hallway to his bedroom…

And decided to sleep with the lights on.

From Scent of Lavender, available now at:
http://www.cerridwenpress.com/AuthorsBooks.asp?AuthorCode=TTha

Remember: you can save a tree by reading E!
Cheers,

Teri

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Latest review of The Phoenix Agency Series



From Bitten by the Book



Always On My Mind
I absolutely loved this book! I’m not normally one for military thrillers but this one just grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. There is so much going on within the story, but not so much that you can’t keep up. Not only do you get the story from Faith and Mark’s point of view, but you also see inside the heads of some of the various players in the conspiracy. I liked that because you get a better idea of what is going on and who is involved. Granted, you don’t find out the identities of the traitors till the end but that’s good. It makes you wonder and think about who it could be. It does, however, make writing a review somewhat of a challenge. I didn’t want to give too much away but trust me; you’ll want to read Always On My Mind!
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, ALIBRIS, BOOKS-A-MILLION

Visions of Darkness
Visions Of Darkness is an action packed ride from beginning to end. I’m so glad this is a series as I have really enjoyed getting to know each partner in the Phoenix Agency. This story in particular contains twists and turns that you won’t expect. While I did figure out early on who one of the conspirators were, I was completely clueless about the second. Even with that though, there were still things that I did not see coming and I like that. This is a great series that I highly recommend and gladly give it five tombstones.
available at ww.thelotuscircle.com

A very succinct explanation

Want to understand why e-piracy is bad? Go here...

http://www.erecsite.com/2008/08/e-piracy-little-red-hens-perspective.html

Monday, August 11, 2008

SANDEFLAY is at Fictionwise, and 15% Off!


SANDEFLAY is Now Available at Fictionwise, and at 15% Off!

So hurry and get your copy while it's still a New Release!

Come Chat With Me Today at Fallen Angel Reviews Chat Loop!


Sunday, August 10, 2008

The weekly update

At my blog.

www.dianacastilleja.blogspot.com

Check it out for the latest. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

How publishing works

Warning: If you're informed, know the real truth about publishing, protect your keybord and don't drink while watching this video.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ_-TOJhXXk

Thursday, August 7, 2008

2 of my videos WON!

Normally I don't enter contests because I don't feel I have a fighting chance. But I entered the book trailer video poll/contest with The Romance Room email chat loop because those wicked three authors are friends.

Wow! I can't believe 2 of my videos earned enough votes to WIN!

HeartFast - sci-fi romance category
CODE 30 - horror category

The videos are below, if you'd like to take a gander at them. Now please pardon me while this old woman tries to do a cartwheel!




Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Vote For DANCE WITH DECEPTION!


Hot New Reviews for Books One and Two of The Phoenix Agency

From Bitten by the Book:

Always On My Mind
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

I absolutely loved this book! I’m not normally one for military thrillers but this one just grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. There is so much going on within the story, but not so much that you can’t keep up. Not only do you get the story from Faith and Mark’s point of view, but you also see inside the heads of some of the various players in the conspiracy. I liked that because you get a better idea of what is going on and who is involved. Granted, you don’t find out the identities of the traitors till the end but that’s good. It makes you wonder and think about who it could be. It does, however, make writing a review somewhat of a challenge. I didn’t want to give too much away but trust me; you’ll want to read Always On My Mind!

Visions of Darkness
Available at The Lotus Circle

Visions Of Darkness is an action packed ride from beginning to end. I’m so glad this is a series as I have really enjoyed getting to know each partner in the Phoenix Agency. This story in particular contains twists and turns that you won’t expect. While I did figure out early on who one of the conspirators were, I was completely clueless about the second. Even with that though, there were still things that I did not see coming and I like that. This is a great series that I highly recommend and gladly give it five tombstones.

Come Chat With Me Today at Rites of Romance Review Chat Loop!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hold on to your hats! We're coming!

Keep your eyes peeled here. We're opening up soon!