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Local Author Festival 📒

The Chatham-Kent Public Library will be featuring seventeen authors at the local author expo this weekend! Ever wonder how to publish a book? This author festival is for you!

The event will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the cafe at the Chatham-Kent Public Library Chatham Branch at 120 Queen Street, Chatham. 

Come out early and learn more about writing and the publishing process. Four published writers, myself included, will be forming a panel from 10:00 am to 11:00 am to answer all those writing and publshing questions!

Can’t make it for the author panel? Stop by between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meet some local authors, ask questions, support local by buying a book or two, or pop on over for author readings from 2:00 to 3:00. You won’t want to miss it!

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Media Release: Read Local this April 🐞

Celebrate our local writing community with the Chatham-Kent Public Library (Chatham Branch) on April 29th!

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You can READ MORE about this event here, or click the media release to visit the CKPL website.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Author Signing: Lorrie’s Country Nook

Mark your calendars! I’ll be at Lorrie’s Country Nook signing books on November 19 from 9am-12pm, in Historic Downtown Chatham.

Drop by to check things out or to pick up an autographed copy of one of my books! Lorrie has lots of amazing deals and prizes lined up. You won’t want to miss it!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s announcement about another event I’ve been selected to participate in this month!

SHOP LOCAL: Tilbury Arts Centre

shop-local-tilbury-ontarioDid you know my paperbacks are now available at the Tilbury Arts Centre at 5 Queen St N in Downtown Tilbury?! They are!

Books and original artwork make great gifts. Support local by shopping Downtown Tilbury this holiday season!

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Announcing the Art in the Park Winner 2016!

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Thanks to everyone who visited me at Tilbury’s First Annual Art in the Park last weekend. The event was a resounding success! Could we have asked for nicer weather? The sprinkling at the end of our day didn’t hurt anyone. 😉

Attendance was steady and I was greeted with lots of friendly smiles and good laughs. Traffic was so steady, in fact, that I didn’t even find time to eat lunch! I hope all who bought my books enjoy!!! I can hardly believe I sold out of two titles and just sold out of another title thanks to a satisfied customer who has come back for more! A big thanks goes out to the Tilbury Arts Council for putting on this amazing event. I guess next year I’ll have to bump up my book inventory. Hugs to you all!!

Before I go, you might be wondering whether you were the grand prize winner of my giveaway. My girls helped me select the winner of a paperback of Tough Luck (A Forbidden Romance) by me, Christa Simpson, and lots of other cool author swag. Over 200 participants entered! But there can only be one winner. Check out our fun little video to see if it is you. (more…)

SEXY in the CITY – Did you win the grand prize???

Did you attend the SEXY in the CITY Facebook Event when I did my takeover? There were many prizes up for grabs!

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Here are my winners:

E-copy of Twisted ~ Keri Monkman (Kindle.com address required)

E-copy of Twisted Desire & magnet – Charlene Maurice (Pick up at event.)

E-copy of Beautifully Broken ~ Karen Hrdlicka (Kindle.com address required)

GRAND PRIZE – Paperback of Twisted and swag pack – Crystal Bell (Pick up at event.)

* Please contact me to collect your prize!

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!

It’s not too late to pre-order an autographed paperback for pick up at the Toronto Author Event!

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Hope to see you there!

Sexy in the City – Toronto Author Event

Have you heard? There’s a long list of authors coming to Toronto, Canada, for an amazing book event on June 13, 2015. What started out as part of the Angels in Sinners Tour, later changed to Live the Hype, is now being dubbed SEXY IN THE CITY.  Black and white photo of the beautiful legs in nice stockings ov

Don’t miss out! 45+ bestselling authors in one room! You must come to see all this beautiful swag and find some new authors to fan-girl over!

Eh, this is Canada!

It’s no secret, I’m from Canada. But did you know that I sell my books primarily in USD? Pre-order today for fabulous savings.

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A Traveler’s Dream (True Story)

So I’m in Cuba trotting through a resort after dark. No, the resort is not mine. In fact, I haven’t a clue where I am, but we don’t pass a single sole and it looks REALLY nice.the lobby

After taking a leisurely stroll up from the beach and past their condo-style bungalows, my hubby decides to detour to their lovely washroom, so I take a seat on one of the benches that lines the walking trail, with my two girls seating themselves on either side of me. Keep in mind, there is NO ONE around. Not a single sole. We’re simply walking down this path surrounded by landscape and flanked by a two-storey building of rooms and a dream-like shanty with linen-coloured curtains tacked to each of the four posts.

Out of no-where, a golf cart comes flying toward us, like a bat out of hell. A handsome Spanish security man leaps from his post, approaches me menacingly and promptly asks:

“How old are you?”

I’m like: What the hell? I’m clearly old enough to be drinking, which I hadn’t been, much. But I had my two children with me, both obviously close to their double digits, and I probably had a couple of years on him to boot.

“My age?” I ask, wondering if I didn’t understand his English properly. Seriously, I was stunned.

“Yes. How old are you?” he repeats, with a rather attractive accent that tells me English is barely his second language.

“Um. 34?” I answer, posing it more like a question than anything.

My oldest daughter whispers to me, horrified by my response. “No, Mom! You’re 33!”

Haha. Oops. “I’m 33,” I correct, snickering to myself and a little happy to hear it.

He doesn’t look amused in the slightest. Nor does he understand my English. “33?” he repeats.

“Yep. My birthday’s next week,” I explain, hoping he’ll understand the confusion. He doesn’t, but at least he looks good doing it.

While he doesn’t get my language, I don’t get that it’s a rather luxurious ADULT ONLY resort. Bahaha. Yay for possibly being mistaken as a teenager?!

Next he states, with a rather forceful undertone:

“Come with me if you want to live.”

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My Two-Year Indie-versary!!!

Guess what today marks?!? It’s my two-year indie-versary!!!

I’ve been published for two whole years now. A little scary when you look at it that way, really! I didn’t throw some huge bash or anything, but I have been wanting to do something to celebrate such an accomplishment. You’re probably wondering what that means to you!

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As a thank you to my loyal fans and followers for sticking with me, I’m offering the first book in the Destiny Series, FINDING DESTINY, FREE!!!

That’s right! 100% FREE!!! No strings attached.

PICK UP YOUR COPY ON AMAZON BY CLICKING HERE!!!

Of course, like any author, I’d love you long time if you were to enjoy the book and leave a rating/review on Goodreads, Amazon, and/or your sales channel(s) of choice! And now that Amazon has changed their policy to allow super short reviews, why wouldn’t you?!

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For those of you super loyal fans who’ve already read, reviewed and enjoyed Finding Destiny and haven’t yet had the opportunity to purchase Beautifully Broken, Matty and Felicia’s story in the Destiny Series, I have a SPECIAL OFFER for you!!! Here’s what you have to do, if you’d like a free kindle copy of my latest book:

  1. Add my publisher blackwidowpub@gmail.com to your list of approved senders;
  2. Email them the link to your Amazon review for Finding Destiny;
  3. Request an e-copy of Beautifully Broken with a promise to read, rate and review the story within 90 days after receipt.

That’s it!! That’s all you have to do!*

If you’re extra sneaky, you can read and review Finding Destiny for free now and get the next book in the series free too by making your request!!! This offer is open to followers of this blog only! – and will expire in thirty days, so act now! 

*Black Widow Publishing reserves the right to refuse this offer to any reader for any reason, in its sole discretion.

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If you prefer paperbacks, I have a Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY happening right now! Enter for your chance to win!

Thanks to you all, from the bottom of my heart, for helping me make my dream a reality! ❤ ❤

Release Day Blitz: Beautifully Broken by Christa Simpson

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Matt is good at fixing things . . . but he quickly learns that people are a little more difficult to put back together.

Matthew Knight is a ladies man. He’s as handsome as he is sinister, with a natural charm that wows the skirt off every woman he passes. Having already had a piece, Felicia knows how dangerous it can be getting too close to all that raw masculine power. If she’s learned anything from their scandalous weekend together, it is that spontaneity leads to chaos. Still choking on guilt from his untimely accident, she refuses to let him in. Matt wants in, and he can be very persuasive.

He will do anything to ruffle Felicia’s feathers and she will stop at nothing to hide how much she enjoys it every time he does. He refuses to surrender until she caves and gives him what he wants —what he’s wanted all this time —her.

When the pair reunite, their chemistry explodes off the charts, but can Felicia harness her frozen emotions and resist him? Although Matt comes armed with all the right words, can he prove to her that she means more to him than another weekend rendezvous? Witness the power struggle and see who comes out on top.

NOW AVAILABLE! (Sale price!)

E-book Links:

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Paperback Links:

| Amazon | Createspace | Autographed |

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EXCERPT

Matt wakes with a beautiful woman curled up next to him. He wraps her in his arms and holds her tightly. He’d given her the entire day and night to think. He quit with the tricks of seduction and they’d spent a good amount of time just talking and hiking and swimming. He had to keep busy to keep his mind straight after all. He has to face the facts. His heart is on the line. If this angel leaves him today, he fears he’ll be miserable for a long time to come.

His stomach twists with anxiety at the thought that she might not want to see him again. No, he can’t think that way. She has to want more. She is perfect for him.

Matt drags his lips across her neck and presses kisses across her beautiful chest. Felicia’s eyelashes flutter open and she stretches an arm out to the sky with a yawn. She draws her arm back into her body and sinks into him.

Her voice is soft and sleepy. “This is nice.”

Matt growls, drawing from his twisted thoughts. His lips trail down a flat abdomen. “Shut that pretty little mouth. Nice is never a word I want to hear coming out of it while I’m pleasing you.”

He showers wet kisses all over her body. “Amazing. Stunning. Life-altering, fine. But nice?” His tongue dips into her belly button. (more…)