Adventure!

Posted on April 10, 2013

I’m writing this while thunder rolls overhead in Ko Phi Phi, a small island off the west coast of Thailand. The last few months have been spent in a hubub of activity as I finished my Masters and went globe-trotting, simultaneously. The result? I am now a Master (of the Universe!!) and I’m in Thailand listening to thunder with a laptop on my lap and a cool Tiger beer by my right elbow.

The most exciting thing about being done my Masters and travelling (simultaneously) is that a) I will have time to write again, and b) some of my best ideas come while in bamboo hut bars. That’s where Static was invented, and where I’m going to work on inventing something else. Inspiration strikes at the craziest of places, and I hear southeast Asia can be pretty darned crazy!

So stay tuned…!

Win a Copy of How to Date a Henchman

Posted on November 26, 2012

Welcome TRR YES participants! Thanks for stopping by! If you want to know who Burke worked for, it’s Static.

For everyone else – want to win a copy of How to Date a Henchman? Check out the TRR YES party and scroll down to find the How to Date a Henchman question.

Good luck!

Halloween!

Posted on October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is, by far, my favourite holiday. I love the paranormal. I love a good scare. This year is the scariest Halloween I’ve had in years, though…

…this year, for Halloween, I am sitting a midterm.

No kidding. From 5 to 8 or so at night, just when all the moppets are out braving the blowing snow in their snowsuits/costumes (because it isn’t Halloween in Alberta without sub-zero temperatures and snow), right at prime scary-movie time… I’ll be wracking my brains trying to remember what the PMI Book of Knowledge says about project management.

Sigh.

In other news, I’m participating in The Romance Review’s Year End Splash party, and will be giving away a copy of How to Date a Henchman. Keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on October 7, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

And yes, it is Thanksgiving. We Canadians like to spread our holidays out a little. J

And hoo boy, am I ever thankful! How To Date A Henchman is on the Dear Author Bestseller list for the week of October 7th.  I am thrilled beyond anything!

How To Date A Henchman was also reviewed on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. I have a HUGE girl-crush on those bitches, and squeed a lot when I saw Henchman got a B+. My fiancé thought I’d sprung a leak or something, I was squeeing so hard. True story.

So thank you, thank you, thank you. Now go eat some turkey.

Update: How to Date a Henchman

Posted on September 22, 2012

It’s been almost 3 weeks since HOW TO DATE A HENCHMAN moved out of the proverbial nest to live its own life. Amazing! I can’t believe how time flies.

A big thank you to RT Book Reviews for nominating HOW TO DATE A HENCHMAN as a must-read! You can read the article here.  I’m totes flattered!

And yesterday HOW TO DATE A HENCHMAN was #3 on the “Most Popular” list on the Carina Press website. I feel so cool, you guys!! I was never the “most popular” at anything, what with me being a ginormous nerd and all. I’m not there today, but for a brief, shining moment, I saw my name in 14 point font.

Also, a big congrats to Ruth Diaz and Heather Long for the release of their superhero novellas. Shiny!

 

How to Date a Henchman: Update

Posted on September 12, 2012

Man, oh man. What a crazy, wonderful week it’s been!

HOW TO DATE A HENCHMAN is out there in the world, you guys! This is amazing to me. I’m continually humbled and irrationally buoyant whenever anyone chooses to read my book, and knowing that people enjoy Gina and Burke has kind of made my September. And it’s barely begun!

If you’re looking for a little something more, check out the blog post I wrote for Carina Press on how I created my superfolks, and another post on what Burke’s favourite movie is. It isn’t ALIEN. Or ALIENS. Or even Terminator.

The day after my book was released, I went out and got laser eye surgery. I can see. It’s absolutely amazing. Stars are amazing. Leaves in sunshine are amazing. This whole time the world has been this cool and nobody told me!? And then I started the second year of my Masters degree, which is less amazing due to faculty rigmarole and uncertain classes that may mean that I won’t graduate on schedule. This makes me a cranky bunny.

But in the mean time, I have my little book and my laser eyes, and that’s a kind of superpower all on its own.

Release Day!

Posted on September 4, 2012

HOW TO DATE A HENCHMAN is officially out in the world! It always feels strange when I know strangers are reading my book. I know that’s the point of books, but it amazes me that someone out there is brave enough to put their money down on something I wrote. I feel very lucky, and flattered, and thankful. I hope those of you that do, like it!

You can buy it on Amazon.com, or directly from Carina Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Hall is a college dropout with big dreams. Working as the receptionist at EnClo Corp isn’t one of them, but she needs the paycheck, and she amuses herself by speculating what the mysterious company actually does. She’s even more intrigued when the owner arrives, bringing with him a very attractive man named Burke.

Burke’s job is more deadly than dead-end: as head henchman for Gina’s boss, aka supervillain Static, he makes sure his boss doesn’t end up in jail–or worse. But Static’s latest scheme is way more legitimate than either of them are used to. This time they have a real office–with a smart, sexy receptionist.

Unfortunately, Gina isn’t the only one curious about EnClo Corp’s business. When a superhero starts sniffing around, he proves to be less than heroic, and the lines between good and evil blur. Only Gina and Burke can foil his investigation…provided they can keep their hands off each other long enough to save the day.

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How to Date a Henchman has a blurb!

Posted on August 4, 2012

Gina Hall is a college dropout with big dreams. Working as the receptionist at EnClo Corp isn’t one of them, but she needs the paycheck, and she amuses herself by speculating what the mysterious company actually does. She’s even more intrigued when the owner arrives, bringing with him a very attractive man named Burke.

Burke’s job is more deadly than dead-end: as head henchman for Gina’s boss, aka supervillain Static, he makes sure his boss doesn’t end up in jail—or worse. But Static’s latest scheme is way more legitimate than either of them are used to. This time they have a real office—with a smart, sexy receptionist.

Unfortunately, Gina isn’t the only one curious about EnClo Corp’s business. When a superhero starts sniffing around, he proves to be less than heroic, and the lines between good and evil blur. Only Gina and Burke can foil his investigation…provided they can keep their hands off each other long enough to save the day.

 

… coming soon! September 3, 2012 is soon, right?

How to Date a Henchman

Posted on June 14, 2012

Valuable information, amiright?!

In other news, How to Date a Henchman is also the title of my forthcoming novella from Carina Press — check it out come September!

 

Titles

Posted on May 4, 2012

Ah, titles.

They are either an author’s nemesis or best friend. Usually I’m good at titles. Bluebeard’s Machine just popped into my head one day and perfectly summed up my book: a retelling of Bluebeard, but with clones and a body-as-machine paradigm. I titled three of Moira Rogers’ Southern Arcana books: Crux, Crossroads and Cipher.

And then there’s this little book. A supervillain… sort of… novella forthcoming from Carina Press. I’d originally titled it Henching, but Henching is a made-up word and a lot of people don’t know what it means. Ergo, no good. And although I pummelled my brain, I couldn’t come up with anything better. Henchman Blues? No. Working Class Villains? No good either.

The Carina Press marketing team is working at it too, and came up with How to Date a Henchman. Whether or not the title will stick is to be seen. Stay tuned for updates!