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I am back in my writing cave and it's dark and scary down here. Ok... its dark and scary because it's 3:04am, everyone is asleep and I swear I can hear coyotes just outside my patio door. I have the blinds drawn because I don't want to see whatever it is that's making noise out there in the dark however my imagination is working overtime. For instance I'm thinking about the part in the book The Taking where the heroine goes outside and the wolves come up on to the deck out of the weird rain and surround her. They don't do anything but look at her beseechingly before running back out into the weird red rain. Well... I'm not that stupid or brave so the doors stay locked and I stay inside.
Speaking of coyotes, it brings to mind the news story I read online a while back... I believe it was about a woman that rescued what looked to be a malnourished puppy; however, when she took it in to her local vet they discovered it was actually a young, possibly rabid, coyote...Oops!
I find this story particularly relevant because this almost happened to my sister. She was traveling alone along a local highway at night and she came across a lone animal just off the side of the road. It looked a little thin, like a dirty stranded dog. She came to a stop off the side of the road to get a better look... Luckily she had good eyesight back then and could tell that what she thought was a "young bedraggled dog" was actually a coyote! I don't even want to think about what might have happened had she not recognized what it actually was and proceeded to coax the "poor unfortunate dog" into her car. Could you imagine having a wild coyote in your backseat while driving down a dark highway in the middle of the night? Talk about a scary ride...
Speaking of scary, Halloween is right around the corner and, big surprise, it is one of my favorite holidays. So to celebrate vampires, shape shifters and everything else that goes bump in the night I thought this would be the perfect time to hold another contest. More details can be found below; however, the jist of it is this... Dress up, take a selfie and post it on my Facebook fan page! And to get you in the right frame of mind here's a pic of some of the masks I've collected over the years...
Many of my readers have been asking when the next book in my Argeneau series will be coming out. I have great news on that front... Book #21 called The Immortal Who Loved Me will be out on the bookstore shelves on February 24th! (I do apologize for the delay between books but I had to take about six months off of work to recover from a concussion I acquired last Christmas. It was a doozy; however, I've been told I was very lucky and that it could have been much, much worse.)
On the news front I have some cover releases to tell you about... Sweet Revenge is being reissued at the end of November and The Loving Daylights is being reissued at the end of December. These are both such great covers!
Sweet Revenge is one of my first Scottish historical that will be reissued on Nov 25th.
The Loving Daylights is a contemporary spy novel that will be reissued Dec 30th.