Archive for May, 2009

TODAY Article confirms what romance writers have known all along…

Just a short post today as I’m in beautiful Denver for a weekend of disaster dog training. Gotta get some bk’fast and roll to the rubble site soon. Wanted to pass on this great article in TODAY about the role of romance novels in a down economy, though:

Reminder – 9 more days!

Just a quick reminder to everyone that there are nine days left in Brenda Novak’s awesome auction to benefit diabetes research, so if you haven’t already, get out there and support the cause!

There’s books and trips and jewelry and critiques from authors, editors and agents (for aspiring writers) and books, and more books, and did I mention books?

I donated a set of five autographed books, two of which are Romance Writers of America RITA award finalist novels. Bidding currently stands at $45.00.

The auction runs through the end of May.


Vickie Taylor

Finally some release news, and sometimes inconspicuous is good

Wow, how about American Idol last night, huh? In a way it was a shocker that Kris Allen won (Congrats, Kris!) and in a way it wasn’t. I didn’t think he could pull it off. Kris has done a great job, getting stronger and stronger each week in the competition. But Adam was strong from day one to the bitter end.

I think they’re both terrific and will have successful careers. As for winning the show, I think Adam was just a little too flamboyant for mainstream America and Kris, with his “aw shucks” attitude and baby-face grin appealed to a wider slice of the population. I guess it pays to be inconspicuous sometimes.

Finally, some official release news. My next Silhouette Romantic Suspense novel has been re-titled to THE DOCTOR’S WATCH. No, it has nothing to do with doc being able to tell time. It’s watch as in “That’s not going to happen on my watch!” It will be releaseed January, 2010 (which means it’ll probably actually show up on shelves anywhere between December 21 and…never…depending if the stores are able to get it out admidst the holiday rush).

THE DOCTOR’S WATCH is a story I’ve wanted to write for a long time. It is based on the “what if” premise: What if someone was trying to kill you, but no one would believe you?

Two years ago, deep in a depression caused by the loss of her husband and parents, Mia Serrat tried to commit suicide. Afterward, she spent several months in a mental health facility. She worked hard to reclaim her life and her health and finally she has succeeded. Her future is bright…until someone tries to kill her and both her remaining family and the authorities suspect she is the one doing harm to herself. Can she convince the young psychiatric resident assigned to evaluate her in time, or will the would-be murderer get to her on THE DOCTOR’S WATCH?

Find out in January, 2010.

Support Diabetes Research

Just a quick note to make sure everyone knows about fab author Brenda Novak’s auction to benefit diabetes research. Brenda has tons of incredible items available for writers and readers — and the money goes to a great cause. Brenda’s auction has become “the” annual benefit event for anyone who loves books.

Bid early and often at:

I donated a set of five autographed Vickie Taylor books this year — two paranormal and three romantic suspense. Bidding started at just $2.00 and I’m happy to say is up to $22.00. There is still room to save, though, since the package has a cover value of over $30.00.

ITEM NO. 1389152, or just use the search function and enter “Vickie Taylor”.

The auction runs throughout the month of May, so hop over and check it out!

Available Now!

western romance novel boxed set

7 men as tough as the West. 7 women ready to Cowboy Up

Available Now!

Psychological Suspense short story with a bonus inspirational short story included

Coming Soon from Vickie Taylor

Fantasy Romance Novella

What am I reading today?

GOOD OLE BOYS - Denise Barker - Just started, but I'm intrigued so far!

Last five books read:

TEXAS GOTHIC - Rosemary Clement-Moore - Awesome! Great fun and spooktastic at the same time!

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN - Ransom Riggs - Really creative idea. Enjoyed it very much!

BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS - D.D. Scott - Very enjoyable, fun book!

THE GOOD DAUGHTER - Diana Layne - Awesome! Get it now!

GOT YOUR NUMBER - Stephanie Bond - Fun little mystery!

What’s on my TBR List?

GOOD OLE BOYS - Denise Barker

Reader’s Guide to E-publishing

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