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SEDUCE THE ENEMY … STEAL HIS LEGACY … RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

January, 1979. The Vietnam war is over, the oil embargo and long gas lines a bad memory, and Three Mile Island is just a power plant that few have ever heard of.

Marianne Benton works for the Trust, a secretive organization guarding against abuses of paranormal power. Her next assignment: rescue an Elemental Spirit from slavery–by seducing the heir to an occult dynasty.

As a former Green Beret, Dan Collier knows how to follow orders. His assignment: help Marianne sleep with another man. After that: keep her alive.

Falling in love is optional.

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Tucson Festival of Books is This Weekend!

If you love books (and I know you do) and live anywhere near Tucson, Arizona, you should come to the University of Arizona campus this weekend (March 15-16) to enjoy one of the biggest and most diverse book festivals in the U.S. The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books promises to be the best ever. Authors of every genre will be speaking, and there will be music, children’s activities, and food.

I’ve been involved in one way or another since before the beginning until now, when over 100,000 people are expected to attend. And the best part of it all? Attendance is free. But don’t forget your wallet, because there will be books for sale, and a portion of those sales go to support literacy programs.

I have the privilege of speaking on a panel on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 with Gini Koch, author of the Alien series and the Necropolis Enforcement Files series. Our topic will be “Werewolves, Witches, and Aliens: Putting the Magic in Romance.”

I hope I’ll see you there!

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Happy Holidays!

I want to wish all of my loyal fans and occasional readers a very happy holiday! May the new year bring you closer to your heart’s desire.

Frankie

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If you’re looking for books to load onto your new tablet or ereader, LIGHTBRINGER: A Celestial Affairs Novel  is on sale for the next two days at only $.99. It makes a great gift, too. ;-)

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Books I’ve Enjoyed and Recommend

I’m running a little behind this year. With eleven days until Christmas I still christmas_presents_jpg_300x300_q85haven’t finalized my gift list, written my holiday letter, or put up the decorations. And while I buy gifts throughout the year, I haven’t checked my “inventory” yet to see what I’ve already purchased. For those whom I haven’t yet made a selection, gift cards are a safe bet (especially where teenagers are involved).

While safer (I don’t have to worry about size, color, or changing tastes) gift cards aren’t as much fun to give as wrapped presents. So for some of my friends, I think I’ll take a chance and buy actual books this year, instead of relying on gift cards. If, like me, you’re looking for something new to share with your reading friends (or a holiday read for yourself), here are some of the authors on my automatic “buy list” in no particular order. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Grace Burrowes.  Regency Romance. I’m particularly fond of her Windham family series. Sometimes the external conflict feels almost like an afterthought and the ending a little weak, but I keep coming back because I love spending time with her heroes and heroines. She also has a trilogy about the MacGregor family, set in Victorian Scotland.

Juliet Blackwell. Mystery. I’m new to reading mysteries, but I gobbled up Blackwell’s Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series as fast as I could get my hands on them. Being both a fan of HGTV, and having done some ghost hunting myself, I can tell you that Blackwell knows what she’s talking about in both areas. Her stories kept me guessing and I loved the secondary characters.

Patricia Briggs. Urban Fantasy. I love shapechangers and I’m a huge fan of her werewolves, both the Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series.

Janni Lee Simner. YA. Simner’s BONES OF FAERIE is an excellent and unsettling dystopian tale about the aftermath of the war between humans and the Fae, told with lyrical prose.

David Gaughran. Writing and Publishing Advice. His LET’S GET DIGITAL and LET’S GET VISIBLE are chock full of useful information.

Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt. Writing and Publishing Advice. On the strength of Gaughran’s review I bought their WRITE, PUBLISH, REPEAT. I’m only a third of the way through, but so far I can tell you the information is solid delivered with an amusing voice. Even though I haven’t finished it yet, I’ll still recommend it based on that.

Happy Holidays!

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The Experiment Continues

Last week I tried using the Kindle Countdown deal for the first time with BBT500x800FORBIDDEN TALENTS. This week, you have the opportunity to get BETRAYED BY TRUST while it’s on sale. Starting today, BBT will be available at the discounted price of .99. But don’t delay, because it will gradually increase back to its normal price over the next five days. BETRAYED BY TRUST  is a paranormal romantic suspense with a “marriage of convenience” theme. It takes place mostly in San Diego in 1979, in the same Celestial Affairs universe as LIGHTBRINGER, but it stands alone.

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An Experiment That Benefits You

I’m experimenting with Amazon’s new Countdown deal by offering the Kindle version of FORBIDDEN TALENTS at a sale price of .99, then gradually increasing in price until it returns to it’s normal price of $4.99. FORBIDDEN TALENTS hasn’t been on sale except for a brief time when it was first released, and I don’t anticipate offering it for sale again for at least a year, so if you’ve been waiting, now is the time to to pick up a copy for yourself or as a gift.

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TusCon 40 Is Almost Here!

If you like science-fiction and fantasy in any form, you should attend TusCon 40, Tucson’s local SF convention next weekend (Nov. 8 – 10).

The author guest of honor at TusCon this year is bestseller Juliet Blackwell,author of the Haunted Home Renovation Mysteries, and the Witchcraft Mystery series, and many other books. The artist guest of honor is Jessica Feinberg. We have musical guests, the Bedlam Bards, writer/director John Alan Simon, and Geoff Notkin of the Meteorite Men. Ed Bryant returns as the toastmaster and over 40 other authors and artists will be in attendance too, (including moi) so check the website or Facebook for the latest info!

Arizona Film Premiere: RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH!
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is an indie film based on the novel by Philip K. Dick of the same title. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is PKD’s most autobiographical novel, and the author wrote himself in as a character in the novel. Writer/director John Alan Simon will be in attendance!

TusCon will also have science and films tracks of programming, anime, a masquerade with prizes, an art show with an artists’ alley, a dealers’ room where you can buy books by your favorite authors and all sorts of other collectables, and a computer gaming room. Whatever your interest, TusCon has it.
TusCon 40 will be held November 8-10 2013 at the Hotel CityCenter in Tucson, Arizona. Use code TUS1113 when making reservations. If you’re coming from out of town contact the hotel immediately!! This is homecoming weekend. 
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Just a note: My new novel, BETRAYED BY TRUST is discounted through Wednesday, November 6. After that, it will be listed at it’s regular price.
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Happy reading!

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