Special for those in bad weather or happy it’s Friday for any reason at all

It’s wet and I’m on a train hurtling toward San Francisco with the blistering speed of a snail moving through syrup. (Oh look. The fat snail seems to be taking an impromptu nap somewhere random alongside the freeway. No, no, let’s not strain ourselves and try to get anyone to their jobs before the day ends.) We’ve had rain on and off since Wednesday and it has stressed out the system like a bad 80′s perm. It is that bad.

If your day is anything like this, you need to escape with a good book and I here for you! Mystery, vampires, suspense, humor. Underdead is on special for $0.99. Grab your junk food of choice (my current is chocolate chips out of the bag) and read! And if you already know and love the Underdead books, tell a friend now while the first one in the series is sale. (And write a review. Thanks to those who have taken the time to share their reviews.)

(I’m stuck in a tunnel now. A solid 500 feet ahead of where I was when I started this. Mad progress.)

http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/

(A hero is a man who eschews his seat on a crowded slow train! Thank you hero with the wet bike and the yellow slicker!)

Wanna see the ad? Oooooooh!

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Direct link to Amazon. http://smarturl.it/cnvla2

May your day be full of Heros, good books, scrumptious snacks, and warm and dry!

Fun at the YWCA 20th Annual Festival of Women’s authors

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Yesterday I had a great time speaking (I spoke first and as usual got in two hours of info in my 45 minutes of rapid fire talking on the podium–and that includes all the time we spent laughing–SUCH a wonderful group of readers) and signing books at the Y fundraiser.

As part of the event, I spent the day with three wonderful authors and now that I know them and their work better, I am eager to share with you all some great writers that might be new to you:

Patricia Bracewell, author of the critically acclaimed historical fiction Shadow on the Crown–very funny speaker, her work makes history come alive and, yes, even has a ghost in it
(Picture below of Pat and me tired and laughing the end of the day)

Kelly Corrigan, NYT bestselling author of Lift and The Middle Place–get the audio versions when she does the reading, hilarious and real

Anjuelle Floyd, a reader’s favorite, author of The House and Keeper of Secrets–a true artist, her work finds your emotional core

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Come join me at the 20th Annual Festival of Women’s Authors, February 1, 2014

If you will be in the SF Bay Area on Saturday, Febrary 1, 2014 (and are a woman), come join me and three other local authors for lunch, author presentations, and book signings at H’s Lordships on the Berkeley Marina. Proceeds benefit students and the local community.
Joining me will be these three wonderful authors:

Patricia Bracewell, author of the critically acclaimed historical fiction Shadow on the Crown

Kelly Corrigan, NYT bestselling author of Lift and The Middle Place

Anjuelle Floyd, a reader’s favorite, author of  The House and Keeper of Secrets

For more information and to register, please visit the Berkeley/Alameda YMCA. I guarantee it will be interesting and fun!

Underdead with a Vengeance ebook is available now at Amazon!

If you don’t want to read my blog and want to read the book, you can get it here.

Some people already swooped in (seriously, I was in full stealth–how did they find out???) within minutes of it going live and bought it which was great except I was (brilliantly) finding and (ditto) fixing a weird bug in that randomly make some letters in chapter headings smaller case. (If you you got a funky copy before I found out and fixed it–and don’t want to be one of the few with the “interesting” chapter headings please email me and I’ll make it right for you.)

Woohoo! I am doing a rolling launch, which means that the print book will be available soon from the usual sources (Amazon, B&N) and the ebook will soon be available at more places (itunes, B&N, etc.) I will update as they become available.

And I am celebrating by eating chocolate chips straight from the bag! (Don’t knock it.)

Here is the back cover blurb:

Science teacher Jo Gartner staked the dangerously attractive vampire who turned her almost undead, and his minions haven’t come after her for revenge.

Why not?

Who cares. She has everything under control.

Except she’s not sure Will is really dead dead.

And Detective Gavin Raines, her vampire-hunting crush, has popped back in her life to investigate an odd string of murders…and maybe finally ask her out on a real date.

At least her her teaching job is straightforward. Or rather it was before the world’s most perfect teacher joins the staff and seems to be noticing that her vampire traits are, well, a lot more apparent than she’d like them to be.

Caught between two worlds and fitting into neither, Jo must risk it all to take her own path–before the next person dead is her.

Not undead, merely…underdead

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World’s ugliest tat… And edits done

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I went to a very cool holiday party and THIS was the least ugly tattoo I could get. It is getting better looking with age, kinda weather beaten from the shower. In a few mor days all that will be left is the big yellow teeth. But Underdead with a Vengeance should be out before then. Some people use an hour glass to hit a deadline. I’m using an ugly temporary red dragon tattoo. I think my way will sweep the nation.

Coming December, 2013, the long-awaited third novel in the Underdead vampire mystery series!

Not undead, merely…underdead

Science teacher Jo Gartner staked the dangerously attractive vampire who turned her almost undead, and his minions haven’t come after her for revenge.

Why not?

Who cares. She has everything under control.

Except she’s not sure Will is really dead dead.

And Detective Gavin Raines, her vampire-hunting crush, has popped back in her life to investigate an odd string of murders…and maybe finally ask her out on a real date.

At least her her teaching job is straightforward. Or rather it was before the world’s most perfect teacher joins the staff and seems to be noticing that her vampire traits are, well, a lot more apparent than she’d like them to be.

Caught between two worlds and fitting into neither, Jo must risk it all to take her own path–before the next person dead is her.

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