Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I found out about a new Yahoo listserv for those interested in making a difference.
Please retweet or forward the info below to any writer interested in affecting a real change.
In response to the debacle that was Diane Pershing's response regarding the current high-level position on digital publishing, a group has been started.
If you think digital publishing has a place in our world
If you think digital publishing needs a voice in RWA
If you think digital published authors deserve education on the ins and outs of specifically digital publishing
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Bitten by Books reviewer Megan said some really cool things about my first book.
"Francesca Hawley wrote Protect and Defend so well that you can actually feel the emotions that the characters went through coming off the pages."
Yaaaay! She liked it. She really liked it!
"Ms. Hawley is a new to me author and i found her writing style to be easy – very edgy with an underlying element of fun. It has a “expect the jack to jump out of the box at any minute” feel and this sort of tension filled expectation continued a good way through the book. I really like it and it was a pleasure to be surprised."
Breaking News - Protect and Defend will be release in print from Ellora's Cave later on this year. I don't have a release date as yet, but I think it will be sometime in August or September. I'll keep you posted!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
June is promo month for me. Today, I'm blogging over at Embrace the Shadows about what inspired me to find the perfect heroine for Eaduin Kempe. Please join me to leave a comment. One commenter will win a copy of my book, Seeking Truth. Hope to see you there!
P.S. My apologies if you see this post more than once today.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today my guest is Toni Andrews.
She is the author of a number of books and writes as both Toni Andrews and Virginia Reede. I've really enjoyed following her Cry Mercy Tour because she's funny and shares a lot of herself with her readers, which is VERY cool. Because many of her visits (like the one here) are virtual, you can go back and get caught up with how the month has been going for her. All of her virtual interviews are posted on YouTube. Visit Toni's YouTube page to find out more!So without further ado - or chattiness from me - Here's Toni!!!
Blurb - Cry Mercy
I just want a normal life…even if I'm not entirely sure I'm human.My name is Mercy Hollings and I'm a successful hypnotherapist in Balboa, California. The problem is, my good fortune is dependent on a dark secret. I can make people do whatever I want using telepathy, a power I call "the press." And that ability has hurt some people I never wanted to hurt, so I try to keep it under wraps.
I also try to keep people at a distance…at least, I used to. Recently a group of fearless characters broke through my self-imposed walls and became my friends: Sukey, my receptionist-turned-P.I.; Tino, a Chicano gang leader; Hilda, a wealthy society widow; Grant, a retired millionaire—and Sam, my sexy-as-hell ex-boyfriend.
But with friends comes drama. Tino has inadvertently led me into the dark world of gang violence, and Sukey has pushed me into searching for my biological parents, the only people who can finally tell me who—or what—I really am.
Where to find Toni and her book!
Toni's web site: http://toniandrews.com/
Where to send your Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to get a signed book plate for your copy: http://toniandrews.com/CryMercyTour.htm
Toni's Blog: http://tinyurl.com/ToniBlog
Toni's TV show: http://toniandrews.com/SoManyBooks.htm
Cry Mercy Trailer: http://tinyurl.com/75vl4s
Book Rx, Toni's "Book Doctor" service: http://toniandrews.com/BookRx.htm
Links to purchase the book:
Mira Books (discounted while they last!) http://tinyurl.com/oe8tkd
Amazon Link: http://tinyurl.com/CryMercy
Amazon UK Link: http://tinyurl.com/prh6ej
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/pxrx9f
Indigo Books (Canada): http://tinyurl.com/qcycaf
Rendezvous Romance (Australia) http://tinyurl.com/r4g56z
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Arwen Lynch did a tarot reading for the hero of my latest book, Seeking Truth. Stop by to see Eaduin's responses at: http://tarotbyarwen.com/blog/?p=1812 . At first I had trouble getting back into Eaduin's mind (I've been spending a lot of time with Joe Blackwolf lately). However once I got back into Eaduin's POV, the responses were pretty fascinating.
Stop over at Arwens to comment, because one lucky commenter will win a copy of my book! Hope to see you there!