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We have our winners!!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED ARC giveaway! It has been a blast celebrating the gorgeous cover of this upcoming book with you!  Since I’m still a little obsessed, let’s check it out one more time.

Cover on Amazon

*sigh* I really am thrilled with the way it turned out.  Now, back to the important stuff.

Entries have been collected from both the comments section of the contest posting as well as a handful from Twitter (again, apologies galore for any difficulties in posting comments!). After a blind drawing – and by blind drawing I mean I printed off the entries, blindfolded my kids, and had them draw five names from a bowl – we have the following winners:

Amairany R.

Brian S.

Lona S.

Tiffany K.

Hannah B.

Congratulations and big hugs and kisses to each of you!! Each winner will be contacted via direct message through the account provided to determine where you prefer your signed ARC of NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED be sent.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who helped make this contest and Cover Reveal weekend so much fun! Be looking for NO LOVE updates as we get closer to the release date, and enjoy your week ahead! Cheers!


Cover Reveal and ARC contest!!

I could write some great line to introduce the cover of NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED, but I really don’t think that’s necessary.  This cover is enough all by itself:

Cover on Amazon


To say I LOVE this cover is an understatement.  It is sensual and beautiful and a fabulous representation of this sequel to NO PEACE FOR THE DAMNED.  Bravo, 47North cover creators!  Bravo!

I love this cover so much, I’m holding my first ever giveaway contest.  *woo-hoo!* So what am I giving away?  How about 5 signed copies of the NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED Advanced Reader Copy!   (*NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED’s official publication date is August 13, so this would give you a more than 3 month jump on the book’s release!)

Since this is my first attempt at the whole contest thing, I’m making it as easy as possible.  To enter, all you have to do is change your Facebook or Twitter profile picture to NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED’s cover and tweet/post a quick message about it.  You don’t have to keep your profile like this forever – just long enough for me to confirm the entry.  (Then again, if you want to leave it as your profile picture forever, that’s fine, too.) 😉  After you make the change, leave a message in the comments section below with which account you changed.  I’ll reply to your comment with your confirmed entry. If you want to change both your Facebook and your Twitter accounts, that’s great and will be considered two entries. (no more than two entries per person)  I’ll accept entries throughout the weekend then draw the names of the five winners on Monday morning.  Winners will be contacted via direct message through the accounts provided. 

So that’s it.  Thanks so much for celebrating the cover of NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED with me!  And if you hear random squealing throughout the next couple days, just ignore it. I’ll be fine. 🙂

The ARCs are in!

Look what arrived on my doorstep this weekend:


That’s right – those are the Advance Reader’s Copies of NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED!! Woo-hoo!!

Next up is the finalized cover concept, which is almost most ready to share and which I am completely in love with!

Okay, squee-ing done for the morning. Time to get back to writing. 🙂

**If you are a reviewer and are interested in receiving an ARC of NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED, please contact Joanna Volpe at  jvolpe[at]newleafliterary[dot]com or Justin Golenbock at  golenboc[at]amazon[dot]com. Thanks!!**

NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED – Official back cover

It dawned on me today, that while I have posted excerpts from my upcoming novel, NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED, I haven’t posted the synopsis. (oops! My bad.)  So in order to correct this, here it is – the current, official back cover of NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED.  Enjoy!

It’s taken six months, but Magnolia Kelch finally seems to have her new powers under control…and not a moment too soon.  Upon her return home, she’s greeted not by her own team of agents – a group called the Network that is led by her mentor, Thirteen – but by a second Network unit, headed by British agent Colin St. Pierre.  Unfortunately, Theo, a Network agent who shares an intimate connection with Magnolia, doesn’t trust Colin as a new commander.  And when team missions collide, Magnolia finds herself in the middle of Network infighting, asking herself who among those closest to her truly has her best interests at heart.  Still, a greater threat lies on the horizon when someone from Magnolia’s past returns hell-bent on locating the source of Magnolia’s powers and using them for his own sinister purposes.

*queue dramatic music*

August 13 will be here before we know it.  Until then, I’m thinking it’s time to starting peeking a little more into NO LOVE.  Playlists, anyone? 😉

Getting closer…how about another teaser?


With copyedits turned in, dedication and acknowledgments done, I’ll admit, I’m getting excited.  NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED still has five months before it hits the shelves, but here’s a little something to whet that appetite.  Enjoy:)

I gasped as a sudden and almost violent surge of sexual need sliced through me like a blade. My head fell back, and my eyes shut tight. The pulse of energy grew stronger, hotter. “Oh my God,” Marie whispered on a moan, and I knew they all felt it as well.

“Magnolia.” Thirteen’s voice was sharp, grabbed my attention. His eyes were frighteningly wide. “Whatever you are doing, please stop it. Now!” The lightbulb in the lamp beside him shattered.

I breathed in pants, tried to steady myself. This energy came from me—I could feel it spreading out from within me—but I couldn’t control it like my other powers. Damn it, I’d worked too hard these past months to gain complete command of my abilities. Why the hell was this happening now? I could feel the need of every person in the room fueling the need inside me. And the power. I held up my arm. Every hair stood on end. Glowing. Power so great it literally radiated from me and filled the room. Only one other time in my life had this level of pure, golden energy flowed through me, out of me, with such potent force. Even as I thought it, the bittersweet smell of musk and metal wafted through the air. I knew what was happening and I closed my eyes, fighting to hold back the pulsing power inside me.

Theo had just arrived.


Technically, this is a tentative release date, but since I’ve been given the green light to share, I’m going to share;)

NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED will be released on August 13, 2013!! *woo-hoo!*

Cover concepts have begun, copyedits are wrapping up, and author questionnaires have been submitted.  It’s all about the details now and I’ll keep you posted  as we move along.

For now, though, I’ve got to get my butt back into gear and get some edits done on this current WIP.  Read well! Later:)



Whenever my publisher includes NO PEACE in a selective promotion, I get all kinds of giddy:)

NO PEACE FOR THE DAMNED has been selected for Amazon’s February Kindle 100! That means that the Kindle editors chose NO PEACE as one of their selective titles to offer at a special price throughout the month of February. (I mean, what a better Valentine’s Day gift than Magnolia and Theo making out on the couch?)

Want to take advantage? Here’s the link: