New Story, New Year

Life comes with snafus. No ifs and buts about it. As you grow older you learn to work around them and get things done despite them.

Due to unplanned and unavoidable circumstances my novella A Christmas Wish almost became a New Year's wish. Making the decision to delay publication was hard, but quality is important to me and so it was the right decision. Now I'm happy to report all the recipes have been tested and retested, the story has grown and developed in all kinds of new directions and it's out...before the end of 2014. What a great way to wrap up the year :)

So without further ado, let me introduce you to the new story:

Blurb: Rayez, a smoking hot chef and fire djinn in exile, lands himself in deep trouble when he tries to help a mysterious beautiful woman.

Selene is pursued and desperate. She’ll do anything to keep her brother safe—including capture a djinn.

While deception brings them together, dangerous enemies make them unlikely allies. Can one gigantic wrong lead to two rights and true love?

*Also included are some of the recipes Rayez made in the book.*

***All proceeds from the first two weeks of sales will be donated to the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank. ***

This is an enhanced and expanded version of a story previously published as Sealed With A Kiss in the Alphas Unleashed anthology. 

Sound interesting?  Here are the buy links:

Wishing you and yours good health, good times and good books in 2015!

A Thank You to My Readers for Our 2014 Unicef Donation

This is the third year for my A Tale of Two Djinns UNICEF donation. After my father died, I wanted to honor him and so pledged half of all proceeds from the story to go towards education. Thanks to all my wonderful readers, we contributed $423.40 in 2014, bringing our total project contribution to $1,159.

Even better, Paypal matched 1 percent to the 2014 contribution and UNICEF has an anonymous group of donors tripling donations til midnight of Dec. 31 (for a total of $1 million). The $1 you contribute becomes $3. So, wow.

Dear readers, we made a difference and I couldn't have done it without you. So....

What does our contribution mean?

According to the UNICEF website, $250 provides “School-in-a-Box” kit containing basic education supplies for 80 children. So our donation is helping quite a few more. Woohoo!

For anyone new coming across this page, who wants to know why and how it all started, please check out the Make A Difference button or section. 

You, my readers, ROCK!!!

5 Reasons to Gift Books #GiveABook

I love all things bookish and what recently wowed me is Penguin Random House's #GiveABook program. Here's the latest update they shared:

Dec 22 2014
Penguin Random House has expanded its GiveaBook program after exceeding its original goal of donating 25,000 to Save the Children in just three weeks. The publisher has now pledged to donate another 10,000 books for additional posts and tweets containing the #GiveaBook hashtag through December 24.

That's a lot of books! So in support of the #GiveABook program and to do my part to help spread the good work, I put together this post built around some of my favorite bookish pictures from this year. Also, I happen to believe books make excellent gifts and here's 5 reasons why...





(Thank you to everyone who made and shared these awesome book visuals! If you'd rather not be a part of this post, please let me know and I'll respect your wishes.)

Any book you give is a good book. However, if you need a suggestion...

A Tale of 2 Djinns holiday graphic