KINDLE CONTEST! To help you chase away the chills this winter...

Is there anything better on a cold winter’s night than curling up with a good book?

Um…okay, besides that!

Uh-huh, didn’t think so.

That’s why a group of Samhain authors (and our editor) have dreamed up the perfect holiday contest—happening now!

Check out www.editortera.wordpress.com every day, from November 16th to December 14 to read an interview with one of the participating authors. To enter the contest, all you have to do is:

#1. post a comment on the blog regarding that day’s interview

#2. send an email to answer that day’s scavenger hunt question.

Details are posted HERE.

What might you win? Just a brand new Kindle, pre-loaded with lots of great new books, including my own up-coming release, In the Dark.

Here’s the list of authors and dates:

Day 1, November 16 = Leslie Dicken

Day 2, November 17 = Nicole Austin

Day 3, November 18 = Denise Belinda McDonald

Day 4, November 19 = Avery Beck

Day 5, November 20 = P.G. Forte

Day 6, November 23 = Kelly Jamieson

Day 7, November 24 = Angelle Trieste

Day 8, November 25 = Dawn Brown

Day 9, November 30 = J.K. Coi

Day 10, December 1 = Cheryel Hutton

Day 11, December 2 = Rita Oberlies

Day 12, December 3 = Kate Johnson

Day 13, December 4 = Leah Braemel

Day 14, December 7 = Deidre Knight

Day 15, December 8 = Cooper Davis

Day 16, December 9 = Kimberly Nee

Day 17, December 10 = Joely Sue Burkhart

Day 18, December 11 = T.A. Chase

Day 19, December 14 = Samantha Sommersby


Waiting for the big ...kiss?

We're talking about first kisses today over at the Nine Naughty Novelists, and I have an excerpt posted there. But I can never stop at one...especially when the subject is excerpts...or kisses.

So I'm offering a couple more, including an unedited look at my new novella, Edge of Heaven. Edge and Mattie's first kiss can be found at The Midnight Bell

And, right here, is Derek and Gabby's long-awaited first kiss from Waiting for the Big One

Pisces are nothing if not compassionate. Abandoned puppies, orphaned children, wounded men; we want to save them all. Derek was looking very wounded, and it made me forget all about being nervous.

“I’m with you now, aren’t I?” I asked. I closed the distance between us and framed his face with my hands, intending to reassure him with a simple kiss. But he pre-empted my kiss with one of his own, sweeping me into a tight embrace, molding me to him, slanting his mouth over mine. I opened my mouth on a sigh and his tongue swept in. There it was again. A rush of heat. A feeling of home. The been-here-done-this, déjà vu feeling that only being with a soul mate can give you.

A man’s kiss is his signature. Mae West said that. Pretty insightful for a Leo. I felt like my soul had known Derek’s kisses in a dozen different lifetimes. If we’d done this months ago, it might have saved us both a lot of waiting.

I could have gone on kissing him all night, but too soon, he was pulling away. We took turns taking off each other’s clothes; slowly, deliberately, breaking eye contact only when the need to see or to taste what we were uncovering became too overwhelming to ignore. I was right about the tan. I was right about a lot of things.

If you liked this excerpt, please be sure and check out all the other smokin’ “First Kiss” excerpts at The Nine Naughty Novelists