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Halloween Haunted Houses: A Love/Hate Relationship

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Events | 44 comments

Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to the sarcastic sexy suspense stop on the 2015 Snarkology Halloween Hop!

Be sure to stick around until the end of the post for information on a freebie book, a few book giveaways and the massive hop-wide giveaway going on this week.

You know, I’ve never quite understood the allure of the haunted houses that pop up all over the place once October rolls around and pumpkin spice everything is in full swing. I’ve tried multiple times to enjoy them, but…I guess when you’ve lived in an actual haunted house, smoke in mirrors loses much of its appeal.

But the tale of what it was like to live in a 100-year-old Victorian home being restored as a child–and the ghostly encounters that came with it–is really a tale for another day. I mean, the traditional Halloween haunted house really doesn’t have much in common with houses that are truly haunted. Besides, I’ve got a funny haunted house story I’d rather share anyway.

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Undercover Series: Book 5 Delays

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Behind the Scenes | 4 comments

Is the Undercover Series in jeopardy?

Is the Undercover Series in jeopardy?

If you’ve been playing the home game, you may have noticed that 2015 is nearly over yet I haven’t had much to say about the fifth book in the Undercover Series, LOVE ONLY SLEEPS. And there’s a really good reason for that. I don’t have anything to say.

Let me back up. When I released LOVE LIES BLEEDING, I had every intention of diving into the next book in the series as soon as I got a few minor projects out of the way. Even this year, I had the bulk of the story’s twists and turns in my head, ready to hit the page. As of this moment, I haven’t so much as typed out the prologue I know by heart in my head. Why?

I’ve been grieving for two years and I’m still too sad.

My Rookie Mistake

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Multi-Author Back to School One-Day Sale

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Back to school vector illustrationNow the the kids are back to school and Labor Day is nearly upon us, doesn’t now seem like the perfect time to pick up some books that are FREEĀ or 99 cents? Remember to check the prices at the retail site before you order. Listed prices should be in effect on September 2, but you never know when gremlins will attack.

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What’s the Deal with All the Crystal Piles?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Inside the Book | 2 comments

Piles of crystals can have a purpose

Why does Sherlock keep finding crystals?

If you’ve read THE CASE OF THE MISSING MASCOT, you may be wondering what the deal is with the piles of crystals teen sleuth Sherlock Shakespeare encounters twice during her investigation. If you haven’t read it yet, the answer to that question won’t spoil anything about the case.

Either way, today we’re diving inside the book to give you the info Sherlock doesn’t have as she searches for the school’s missing mascot.

In the book…

As Sherlock enters a room that she’s searching for information on the mascot’s location, she notices what she describes as little piles of rocks in the corners of the room. She also notices that more of these strange object are hanging on the pull chains of the ceiling fan. She doesn’t know what they are during the two scenes she encounters them, but she doesn’t think much about them. After all, she is working against the clock to find Champers before Homecoming.

But since you aren’t up against that same deadline, you may’ve wondered why anyone would keep rocks in the corners of a room. Especially in two separate places. I mean, it’s not like you see this every day.

Unless you’re hanging out at my house, that is.

In real life…

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