Friday, December 21, 2012

Cover Reveal for Dangerous!

Finally!  Here's the cover for Dangerous, a YA contemporary romance.  It was designed by Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations.  Expected Publication:  February 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sneak peek of DANGEROUS, a YA contemporary romance

My current work-in-progress is a YA contemporary romance titled DANGEROUS.  It's the story of 18-year-old Stone Hamilton and 17-year-old Dara Golding.  Stone is the son of a successful businessman, and he is tormented by a painful past.  When Dara meets Stone, she is instantly attracted to him, but she knows that she should stay away from guys like him.  But knowing she should stay away is one thing.  Doing it is something else entirely.

Sneak Peek (This is a work-in-progress and is subject to change.):

“I’m so sorry,” she whispered frantically.  “Are you okay?”
I rubbed the side of my temple, trying to determine the answer to her question.  I felt a lump rising, and I closed my eyes for just a moment and breathed deeply.
“Let me see,” she said.
I held my palm up toward her.  “I’m fine.”  I dropped my palm to my knee, not yet rising from my stooped position.
Before I knew what she was doing, her fingers were in my hair, her gentle touch skimming over the spot where our heads bumped.  She was so close that I could smell the delicate fragrance on her skin, and I found myself enticed by her.
“Oh, my gosh!” she exclaimed.  “A knot.  Great.  My first day of work, and I’ve already given someone a concussion.”
I laughed, but I didn’t move.  I didn’t know why I found her comment so amusing or why I didn’t want her to move her hands.  Slowly, I rose, catching her slender wrists in my grasp.  “I’m fine,” I said, feeling the pulse in her wrist quicken against my fingertips.  Her brilliant green eyes widened, and her full, shimmering-pink lips parted in surprise.  “What about you?” I asked.
I wasn’t sure if she heard my question.  She stared at me in shock as if she had just been caught making out behind the bleachers by the principal.
“Dara?” I asked, starting to wonder if she was the one with the concussion.
“I’m…fine,” she said breathlessly.
I’d been around enough girls to know when I had an effect on them.  And she was definitely affected.
Dara wasn’t the type of female I usually hung out with, but it was nice to know I had the same effect on the goody-two-shoes that I did on the bad girls.
My phone buzzed, and I pulled it out of my pocket, glancing at the caller’s name.  Speaking of bad girls, Jessie was calling.
I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest.  If I hadn’t still been freezing from the cold rain that soaked my hair and clothes, sweat would’ve been trickling down my temples.  The warmth from his hands was like heaven against my icy skin, but his close proximity was dangerous to my hammering heart.  In fact, if I had to describe Stone Hamilton in one word, it would be dangerous. 
Coming in February 2013.  Cover coming soon!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

50% off Coupon for Ghostly Encounter on Smashwords

By now, we've all had our fill of turkey and hectic shopping trips.  It's time to kick back and relax with a good book.  To show my appreciation to readers everywhere, I have issued a Smashwords coupon code good for 50% off of the regular price of $2.99 for Ghostly Encounter. 

Here's the details:

Promotional price: $1.50
Coupon Code: JG24D
But hurry!  This coupon code expires on November 27, 2012!
Visit my website for more information on GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER.  Thank you to all my readers! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New excerpt from Ghostly Encounter!

New excerpt from Ghostly Encounter, a young adult paranormal romance suitable for ages 13+.  See my website for more info:

“I have missed you, Mia Randall.”

Mia’s eyes flew open. Standing before her leaning against the sturdy trunk of a hickory tree was Private Benjamin Alexander Richards, his face every bit as alluring as she remembered.

He walked toward her and knelt at her feet. “I feared that I would never see you again.”

Mia closed her eyes. “You’re not real. You’re not real. You’re not real,” she chanted over and over again, willing her sanity to come back.

She opened her eyes. He was still there, gazing at her with a crooked grin on his face.

Mia covered her face with her palms. “This is not happening. He’s not real. He’s not real,” she mumbled.

She slid her palms away, and Benjamin remained visible. He was still grinning, but his amusement had been replaced with a hint of sadness.

“I wish you no harm, Mia. If you prefer that I leave and never return, then I will do so. You have my word as a gentleman.”

“Yes, leave me alone. Go away,” she urged frantically.

He vanished.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Win an ebook of GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER!

I've recently published Ghostly Encounter, Book One of my Ghostly series.  To celebrate, I'm giving away an ebook copy of GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER.  It is available for Kindle or Nook.  To enter, click here.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Connect with me on Goodreads!

I am now on Goodreads, and I'm working on building up my lists.  I would love to connect with other readers and authors!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sneak peek excerpt from Ghostly Encounter!

Here's a never before seen excerpt of Ghostly Encounter, now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Benjamin could see the sadness in her eyes. “Let us focus on brighter things. What are your hobbies?”

“I like to read and hang out with friends. I love animals. I have an adorable black Labrador mix named Achilles, who loves chasing tennis balls and squirrels. But my favorite hobby is also my newest.”

“What’s that?” Benjamin asked, wanting to know as much about Mia Randall as he could.

“Ghost chasing.”

Benjamin laughed. “You like chasing ghosts, do you?”

“Not just any ghost,” Mia corrected.

Benjamin inched his face closer to hers. “The first night that I saw you, I would have given anything to be the one who was in the tower with you, to know the touch of your lips against mine, to know the softness of your skin.”

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

I would like to wish all the fathers out there a Happy Father's Day!  Remember the Chinese proverb: A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  Dads definitely leave a mark on their children's lives.   Enjoy your day with your children!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ghostly Encounter available soon!

Read a short excerpt of Ghostly Encounter on my website.  Ghostly Encounter is Book One of my Ghostly series, a YA paranormal romance and will be available soon!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Viking's Embrace available on Amazon!

Have you ever wanted something so very much that it was all you could think about--for years and years?

For me, it has been publishing books.  I've always loved Viking historical romance novels, so I wrote Viking's Embrace.  It is currently available on Amazon.  Click here.  I have a cover coming soon, and I'm stoked!  I'll share it as soon as I get it.

I've always worked full-time while raising my children, which hasn't left a lot of time for writing.  Now that my baby is eighteen and I am at home full-time (temporarily, anyway), I'm back to writing, and it feels phenomenal.  This is my one shot to make writing my full-time job (Oh, yeah, my dream job!), and I intend to make the most of it.

I have finished the first book of my Ghostly series, Ghostly Encounter, a young adult, paranormal romance.  I plan to publish it in July 2012.  Details will be coming soon!

Thank you for your support!  I can't do it without you!  :)
Suzannah Daniels