I *might* have forgotten to post this…

In the sheer mental exhaustion that came after nearly a week at RWA Nationals, I might have forgotten to post this…

Heart’s Master is a finalist in the LGBT category for the Golden Flogger Award for Best BDSM book of 2017!

Here are all the finalists:

BDSM Light:

D.M. Barr Expired Listings
Sierra Cartwright Boss
Chloe Cox Trust An Even Hand
Jill Shannon Onxy
Maddie Taylor Sweet Submission
Jade Waters The Assignments

Alexis Abbott Owned by the Hitman
Lilly Freeman A little band of red
C.D. Reiss Marriage Games
Elizabeth SaFleur Perfect (Elite Doms of Washington Book 3)
Amelia Smarts Emma’s Surrender
Tara Sue Me The Master
Katy Swann Behind the Scenes
Cecilia Tan Taking the Lead
Maddie Taylor French Kiss
Jillian Verne Harmony

Dark Erotica
Alaska Angelini Insufferable
Jennifer Bene Lethal Sin
Annabel Joseph Trust Me
Claire Thompson Secrets
Dominant women/submissive men
Cailin Briste Maon: Marshal of Tallav
Monica Corwin On a White Horse
Mariel Dumont A Job Well Done
Elia Winters Tied Score
Elizabeth Andre Give Me Thorns
Lynda Aicher The Deeper He Hurts
Jenna Jacob Bound to Surrender
Elizabeth Schechter Heart’s Master
L.A. Witt Kinky Sprinkles

Livia Grant Infamous Love
Joey W. Hill Naughty Wishes
Cherise Sinclair Mischief & The Masters
Lainie Suzanne Wicked
R.E. Hargrave Brooklyn Blues
Renee Rose Theirs to Punish
Tara Sue Me The Claiming
Minxie Wells Communication Skills
Jade Waters The Assignments
Paranormal — Futuristic — Fantasy
Cailin Briste Maon: Marshal of Tallav
Monica Corwin On a White Horse
Joey W. Hill Medusa’s Heart
Christian Kennedy The One Gold Slave
Mrs. Darling Darling Discovered: A True Story of Submission
Felicia Vine BDSM Mastery: 29 Must-Know Tips to Spice Up Your Sex Life
HL37 Make Me Take it for You
Ashe Barker His Domain
Mari Carr One Night in Vegas

The awards will be given at BDSM Writers Con in New York, on August 17th.

And hey, if you’ve read this far, maybe support the Thunderclap for Where Home Lies? That will be coming out in September!

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Thunderclap for Where Home Lies!

Wait, I hear you cry. What’s a Thunderclap?

It’s a way to help a creator promote something — you agree to allow a one time message to be sent through your social media. In this case, you’ll send out one message on your Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr on September 4th, telling the whole world, or all your followers, that Where Home Lies comes out on the 5th.

That’s it. That’s all.

Interested in helping out? Click here!

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And the Prism goes to….

Someone else. Harper Jameson won with her very first book The Spirit. Congrats to her!!!

Heart’s Master tied for second. I’m still very pleased!

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Cover reveal!

I have to admit, I squeed a little when I saw the cover for Where Home Lies. It’s a very undignified noise, but I don’t care, because TAM!!!

I have to admit, I never intended for Tam to become a major character in the series. If I remember my original outline correctly, he never made it to Haven. Stubborn cuss that he is, he refused to die. And decided for me that he was going to become an important character. So I’m fond of him.

So, without further ado, here’s the cover. Where Home Lies will be available from Forbidden Fiction on September 5th.

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More Cover Art

I don’t have a release date for these, but I do have some really nifty cover art for the reissue of the first two Tales from the Arena books.



And just to let you know, there will be a third Tales book. Tales from the Arena: Dead Man’s Hand will be around at some point (yes, that’s vague. All I know about it is the title!)

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Shh… it’s a secret!

I have cover art for Where Home Lies (the final Rebel Mage book). You just can’t see it… yet.

I also have a date. The projected publication date for Where Home Lies is September 5th. The date is currently written in warm jello, but it’s solidifying rapidly.

I can’t wait to show the cover art to you all — but you have to wait until July 28th, which is the date of the official unveiling. I will (I hope) have the artwork up that night. I have to see if I can do delayed posts on this thing.  It looks like I can, but trusting technology is like trusting the Florida government to do what it promises. It doesn’t always work like it says on the tin…

Now, I will be at the RWA National convention that weekend, and I’ll be signing at the Literacy Signing on July 29th. So if you’re near Disney, come to the Dolphin from 3-5 on Saturday, July 29th. The event is open to the public, and there will be 400 romance writers with their latest and greatest work, ready to meet you. I’ll have Heart’s Master and Haven’s Fall, and I’ll have the cover art for Where Home Lies. So come see us, maybe pick up some books for charity (the proceeds from the signing benefit literacy programs), and check out the new cover art in person!

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An Embarrassment of Riches

Yesterday, I posted about selling my novella Sapphires and Gold.

Today, there were two more contracts in my email. Sold, to Forbidden Fiction, Hidden Things (book one of The Swords of Charlemagne), and the reprint rights to From Dusk ’til Dawn.

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To Circlet Press, my novella Sapphires and Gold!

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Prism Finalists!

FF&P is pleased and honored to announce the finalists for the 2017 PRISM Contest for Published Authors.



Awakening Kiss by Sharon Kay

Mated in Mist by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

To Win a Demon’s Love by Nadine Mutas



A Dark and Dirty Tale by Kristin Miller

Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti

Heart’s Master by Elizabeth Schechter

The Spirit by Harper Jameson



Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia DuBois



Hexbound by Bec McMaster

Shadowbound by Bec McMaster

Stealing Ula by Rebecca Rivard



Dryad’s Vine by Cynthia Diamond

For the Bear’s Eyes Only by Kathy Lyons

The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox

Warrior Untamed by Shannon Curtis



A Secret Rose by Debra Jess

Her Demigod Complex by Abigail Owen

Rock Hard by Kathy Lyons



Don’t Let Me Forget You by Cara Crescent

Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener

Warrior Wench by Marie Andreas



Blood and Sorcery by Ann Gimpel

Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster

The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

The Seer’s Secret by Mikea Howard



Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler

Skin Deep by Marissa Doyle

Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins



Elfhame by Anthea Sharp

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

Scarlet Rain by Kristin Cast

Traveller by Abigil Drake


Two of our finalists are first time authors and therefore also finalists for the award given to the best first book.


The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

The Spirit by Harper Jameson


Category winners, Best First Book, and Best of the Best will be announced Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 7:00PM at The PRISM Awards Ceremony during RWA Orlando.

Finalists listed alphabetically by Title
* Indicates a tie within the category
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Just got the call!

Heart’s Master is a finalist for the Prism award!!!

The Prism is an award through the RWA, and is for excellence in fantasy, futuristic and paranormal romance writing. The awards will be announced in July, at RWA Nationals.

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