Welcome. This blog was started three years ago by four aspiring writers who are now three published authors of novels and short stories (Barbara Elsborg, Dawn Jackson, Arlene Webb) and one multiple award-winning writer (Laurie Green). We blog to keep readers updated on our new releases or other random topics. We hope you enjoy your stay. :] Coffee?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Just in time for the holidays, a two-story anthology, featuring Under the Mistletoe by Arlene Webb, is available from Shadowfire Press.

Here's a brief blurb.  You can read more on the web site (link above).

Alek sighed, eyed the mistletoe above his head, and ignored the co-worker eyeing his backside. He suspected Loki didn't have a New Year's Eve date, and the silly stalker wouldn't accept the fact Alex wasn't interested. He stretched to his full potential and managed to pinch the tip of the dangling grey-green vine between his thumb and forefinger.

Wow. It felt hot. Interesting. He'd thought it was plastic, or at least long dead, but it was turgid. Short broad, smooth-edged evergreen leaves were paired along the woody stem and waxy white berries hung in dense clusters of ten or more, throughout the one foot strand.

He tugged and it fell from the chain, missed his head and caught round his shoulder.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Slipping the Past.

To be released January 11th, 2010.

Blind, homeless and on the run for crimes she committed before she was born, Jocelyn Miller is hunted by a reaper who's a living nightmare…or her greatest love.

“I’ve loved you from the moment I first kissed you.”
Jocelyn opened her mouth to say something nasty and snapped it shut. She reached up and touched his shoulder. “You loved me since you kissed me outside the convenience store?”
“No. I’ve loved you since I kissed you in the street, while soldiers marched by. I loved you as a Roman soldier, as a knight, as a farmer in Salem, a Confederate man fleeing across enemy lines and yes, I love you now as the man sworn to take you in. I’ve loved you from the beginning and I’ll love you to the very end. As I said before, having sex has nothing to do with this. Don’t challenge me, Jocelyn. You won’t win.”
“That’s playing dirty.”
“I don’t have time to play fair.”


Saturday, December 12, 2009

We have a winner.

Aries18 is the winner of the print copy of Dark nest.
Please email me your mailing address at dlareejackson(no space)1@gmail(dot)com
Thanks to all for participating in the SFR Holiday Blitz!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Cover.

Here's a nail-biter. Waiting for the cover to your novel. A good cover can boost sales and a bad cover, well, we've all seen what can happen.

Covers drive authors crazy. Some publishers give authors a lot of input, others give us no voice as to what it looks like. We obsess about it, fidget and worry. In the end, it's what we have the least control over and we either hit the lottery or we don't. Sometimes, even with input, the cover just doesn't fit the writer's vision.

But what happens when the artist is in tune with the author's vision? Covers like the one for my soon to be released futuristic romance with Liquid Silver Books, happen. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw it.

I have to say, Liquid Silver Books is one of the best when it comes to asking for input. Even better, they listened to everything I said. I got my skyscrapers and my Roman Colosseum. And yes, the heroine has the right hair color, which might seem trivial, but trust me, it's not. It's beautiful. The artist did an amazing job and really captured the spirit of my story. The cover fits the mood better than I could have hoped for.

Stick around, I'll be unveiling it soon. Not yet, but soon. I promise.

Now it's time for a little gratuitous blurbage:

Some love affairs last a lifetime, others never end.

Jocelyn Miller is a fugitive. She’s, blind, homeless and was doomed to spiritual incarceration from the moment she drew her first breath. On the run since her eighteenth birthday, she’s somehow managed to stay one step ahead of the reapers. If she’s caught, she knows she’ll lose her soul, but what she doesn’t expect—is to lose her heart.

Innocent people don’t have warrants.

Or do they? Gabriel Solaris is an enforcer, a genetically enhanced psychic often referred to as a reaper for his ability to take souls, and he’s charged with collecting Jocelyn’s. When he finds Jocelyn outside the store, he’s sure she’s up to something illegal. Proving it isn’t necessary, he already has a warrant. But the closer Gabriel gets to Jocelyn, the more he begins to question his duty. Her claims of innocence have a ring of truth he can’t deny.

I loved you once.

Gabriel loses control and kisses her. Instead of taking her soul, he gives her a week to prove her innocence for past-life crimes. Now it isn’t only Jocelyn’s soul at stake. If she can’t prove her innocence, Gabriel will go down with her.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Take it to the Stars supports the Science Fiction Romance Holiday Blitz!

The holiday season upon us, and that means 2010 is simmering just below the horizon. Start your New Year off right with a chance to score a FREE read in one of the hottest up and coming genres around—Science Fiction Romance!

Here’s the scoop: 12 bloggers have teamed up with 17 authors for your chance to win over 30 SFR books. Whether you’re new to the genre, or a fan looking to add to her collection, this event is for you.

Best of all, it’s dead simple to enter: There are no quizzes to answer, no hoops to jump.

For your chance to win a print copy of Prism Award winner DARK NEST by Leanna Renee Hieber, all you have to do is leave a comment for this post. Print book prizes are limited to U.S. residents. The deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, December 11, 2009. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 12, 2009.

But don’t stop here! Increase your chances of winning even more books by visiting all of the participating blogs.

It’s easy: Just click on one of the links to the participating bloggers below. Make sure to leave a comment on the post titled “SFR Holiday Blitz.” From there, you can then jump to the next blog. There’s a wide variety of books to win so why miss out?

Alien Romances
Dirty Sexy Books
Ella Drake
Enduring Romance
Flying Whale Productions
Lisa Paitz Spindler
Love Romance Passion
Spacefreighters Lounge
Take It To The Stars
The Galaxy Express
Queen of the Frozen North

Please drop by and check out our participating authors sites:

Ann Aguirre
Katherine Allred
Margaret L. Carter
Rowena Cherry
Ella Drake
Jess Granger
Susan Grant
Nathalie Gray
Leanna Renee Hieber
Claire Delacroix
Barbara Elsborg
Susan Kearney
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Karin Shah
Linnea Sinclair
Susan Sizemore
Ann Somerville

Have fun and may the force, uh, may you be lucky--no? *scratches head*

Good luck, Skiffy Romers!

Count Down has Commenced.

In honor of the Holiday Science Fiction Romance Blitz, due to launch at eleven-hundred hours EST, I'm going to give the floor to the readers first. There will be a battalion of science fiction romance writers moving around the blitz blogs, some you might recognize, others may be new to you. Here's your chance Skiffy Rommers, to tell us what you want to see more of.

And don't forget to come back for launch and your chance to win a print copy of Dark Nest by Leanna Renee Hieber. (Print books are limited to U.S. residents only.)

Have you ever wanted to tell your favorite sci fi romance writer's what you'd like to see more of in their books?

Now's your chance.

Do you want more action and battle scenes with beefcake? Do you like your heroines to kick ass or do you want them to be a little more conventional? Star-ship, star-base or planet based stories? What kind of science do you want to see? What hooks you? What makes you search relentlessly for an author's next book or pre-order months in advance?

You've got our ear. Tell us? What do you want more of. Less of?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two Days = Four Five Star Reviews!

Barbara's STRANGERS had been released for all of two days when the 5 STAR reviews started pouring in on the Ellora's Cave website.  You can read them here:  Reviews of STRANGERS

Congratulations, Barbara.  Your fans are affirming what we already know (and have been shouting from the rooftops!)  :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Finally! It's Here!

Hands down the best contemporary romance/erotica I've ever read.  Kate Snow and Charlie Storm will make you laugh, cry, wonder, grieve and shout for joy.  This is a story you'll never forget.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


A great review of Barbara's DOING THE RIGHT THING (original version) is up on Romance Reviews today.  Check it out here.